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LOCAL MENTION.
AMVsMZNTs TONIGHT.
Columbia Phonograph Company, 19 Pa.
ave. n.w.-Exhibition of the Graphophone
and Kinetoscope.
Chevy Chase Park.-Music.
Gonsaga College Grouns.-St. Aloyslus'
Festival and Lawn Party.
.New National Theater.--My Awful Dad."
EXCURSIONS TOMORROW.
Steamer Macalester for Mount Vernon
and Marshall Hall at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
and for Marshall Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Steamer aMcalester for Indian Head at
6:30 p.m.
Steamer River Queen for Indian Head
and intermediate landings at 0:30 a.m. and
for Marshall Hall at -:30 p.m.
Steamer Newport News for Norfolk and
Fortress Monroe at 7 p.m.
Steamer Wakefield for Colonial Beach
and river lanilngs at 7 a.m.
Steamer John Sylvester for Colonial
Beach and Lower Cedar Point at 5 p.m.
Steamer Jane Moseley for Colonkil Beach
at 6 p.m.
Steamer Sue for Piney Point and lower
river landings at 5 p m.
Steamer T. V. Arrowsmith for Colonial
Beach and river landings at 6 p.m.
Trains leave the Baltimore and Ohio sta
tion for Bay Ridge at 9:15 a.m. and 4:28
p.m.
Steamer Harry Randall for Chapel Point
at 9 a.m.
Steamer Samuel J. Pentz for River View
at 10 a.m., 2 and 6:45 p.m.
WE USE DIRY AIR EXCLUSIVELY
in cleaning earpets. It's much more ef
fective than beating or any other process
of cleaning. No injury to fabric.Wagon call.
Empire Carpet Cleatng Wks., 61-0 Mas.av.
Gas Ranges at reduced prices. Shedd & Bro.
SHAKE INTO YOUR SHOES
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen, smarting feet and
instantly take. the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discov
ery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel easy. It is
a oertain cure for sweating, callous and
hot, tired, aching feet. Try it today. Sold
by all druggists and shoe stores. By mail
for 25c. In stamps. Trial package FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted. Le Roy, N. Y.
New issue one-dollar bills given in change
tomorrow by Frank Schroth. A. T. Schroth.
J. 7B. Schroth and J. K. Mangum, Center
market.
Sugar reduced 4 3-4c.. Johnston's. Page 8.
OURS IS THE BEST MEAT
that it's possible to procure. The finest
selected Virginia cattle-dressed at our own
abattoirs and retailed at our market
stands. We have everything that's choice
In the way of Beef and Lamb. Lowest
market prices. KEANE, 35-51 Center Mar
ket.
For Spring Lamb and New York Roast
Beef go to John R. Kelly. 9th at. wing
Center Market. Corned Beef a specialty.
Have your furnaces repaired by Shedd& Bro
CITY AND DISTRICT.
ZXCURSIONS.
The ninth annual excursion of the volun
teer firemen of the District was given yes
terday at River View. It was in the na
ture of a family outing. A majority of the
old fire-fighters went on the early boats
and took their families with them. The
day was spent In enjoying the many amuse
ments at the resort, and It Is estimated
that fully four-fifths of the entire number
took at least one shy A "shooting the
chute," while a number of them went again
and again. all voting the new imusement
one of the best in the vicinity of Washing
ton. The committee in charge of the ex
cursion consisted of J. H. Richards, chair
man; William Smith, Godwin Pierce Dan
iel Genau, John Schofield, Fred Fridley,
H. C. Thorn and John Soper. When re
turns are made a gold medal will be given
tosthe gentleman and a handsome diamond
riLg to the lady selling the highest number
of tickets.
It was a sort of St. Paul's day at Mar
shall Hall yesterday, for three branches of
St. Paul's Catholic Church rather owned
that resort during the morning and after
Poon. The excursion was given under the
Suspices of the Sunday school, the Society
of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies'
Benevolent Society, all connected with the
church, and it seemed as though every
member of St. Paul's parish was In at
tendance. A committee formed of the offi
cials of the three branches had charge of
the outing, and it is estimated that fully
3,000 took the trip. The many amusements
at the Hall were enjoyed to the utmost,
and the River Queen had to be sent down
with the Macalester in the evening to bring
the large assemblage home.
The Chapel Point excursions on the
steamer Harry Randall are again this sea
scn very popular. At Chapel Point the
best salt water bathing, crabbing and fish
ing on the river are to be found, and at the
Hotel Belle View meals will be served at
city prwes. The Randall will leave the
River View wharf at 9 a.m. and will re
turn at 16 p.m.
Tihe usual Saturday family day excursions
to Riv~r View will be made tomorrow.
These family days are for the benefit of
the ciiren, and parents can give all their
little p.ople a day in the open air at a
very srnall cost. The steamer Pentz will
leave her wharf at 10~ a.m., 2 and 6i:45 p.m.
and will return at 12:15, 5, 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Orphans at Marshall Hali.
About two hundred inmates of St. John's
Orphan Asylum took an outing to Mar
shall Hall this morning, leaving on the
steamer Macalester as the guests of Cap
tain L. L. Blake. The children were
looked after by a number of the friends of
the institution, who had the excursion in
charge, and the managemenit of the Hall
saw to It that nothing was lacking to give
the little ones an enjoyable day. From
all accounts they enjoyed themselves as
only children can. and the courtesy and
kindness of Captain Blake was commented
upon in a most favorable light by all who
took the trip.
A Tainortug Firm Assigns.
An assignment for the benefit of their
creditors was made yesterday afternoon by
Joseph L. Cochran and Albert C. Stout,
engaged In the tailoring business at 12th
and F streets, to James H. Taylor and Ed
wards A. Griffith. The assets are placed at
32,895 and the liabilities at 33,843.96i.
Atlantie Clty-Caspe May via B. and
0. H. R.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 n.m., 12 m.
Itound trip, & Good returning until Tues
day.-Advt.
Saturday and Sunday Trips to the
Comntry.
Until further notice, the B. and 0. R. R.
Co. will sell excursion tickets at rate of
one fare for the round trip for regular
trains of Saturday and Sunday to points
on the Metropolitan branch and main line
between Washington, Frederick, Harper's
Ferry and Charlestown, and to points on
the Washington branch between Washing.
ton and Laurel.--Advt.
#1.23 to Baltimore and Return.
The B. and 0. Railroad Company will sell
excursion tickets from Washington to Bal
timore for all trains of Saturday and Sun
day, July 25 and 26. at the rate of 31.25 for
the round-trip, valid for return passage un
til the following Monday.--Adyt.
Seashore Exeustems via Pennsylva
nia Railroad.
On Fridays and Saturdays during June,
July and August the Pennsylvania railroad
will sell excursion tickets for 10 and 11 a.m.
rans to Atlantic City, Cape May and Sea
~eCity at rate of 35 for the round trip.
Godto return until the following Tuesday.
-Advertisement.
For Northern Summer Resorts.
The Royal Blgp LUne Is a desirable route,
Quick time. Frequent trains. Coke-burn.
1ng engines. Rock-bmaated track. Nc
smoke. No dust.-Advt.
"TIm.e is' Short."
But we've made the prlces shorter. 5-lb,
boxe. best butter, 31.E. James F. Oyster,
ff00 Pa. ave. and K street market.--Advt.
A new butter stand open tomorrow al
15) 7th street. Gibbons, butter dealer.
.&dartsmene.
A CUT OF EIGHTY PERCENT
Fi&igitat to Poin in the S01th 90
Tmbling.
The Seaboard's Reduction tS Met by
the Southern Association With
a Large Margin.
The Southern States Freight Asspciation
at their yesterday's eion at Atlanta or-.
dered a reduction of 80 per cent in -the tar
iff in order to meet and surpass the cut re
cently ordered by the Seaboard, which has
been In effect for some days. The new
tariff applies to all classes of freight ex
cept provisions, sugar and grain. The ac
tion was not taken until Vice President St.
John positively refused to recede from the
position assumed by himself and the other
officers of the Seaboard In the matter,
which was that the Southern should with
draw its steamer line on Chesapeake bay,
between Baltimore and Norfolk.
In reference to the latter suggestion an
officer of the Southern said: '"The proposi
tion or demand of the Seaboard, whichever
It may be termed, is preposterous. The
steamer line established by our company
between Baltimore and Norfolk Is there to
stay."
Another railroad official, in speaking of
the war between the Southern and the Sea
board, said: "The rate cutting which Is
being indulged in by the two roads Is most
unfortunate, especially when the business
of the country Is In a very unsettled and
unsatlisfactory condition. The effect will
undoubtedly be to injure the financial
standing of both roads, and a deleterious
influence will be exerted on all the rail
roads along the entire coast. Already this
trouble has affected the business of roads
in some other parts of the country very
severely. Many southern merchants who
have heretofore purchased their supplies
in the west have countermanded their or
ders there and are buying their goods in
Baltimore, so that they may be able to
take advantage of the reduced freight rate.
If this state of affairs continues much
longer, there is not the slightest reason to
doubt that the northern and western roads,
whose revenues are lessened by the fight
between these two roads, will also reduce
their rates and protect their own interests,
which is the only reasonable course .Jor
them to pursue In the matter. This will
result in a material reduction of revenues;
and, It Is expected, a curtailment of ex
penditures, with the almost absolute cer
tainty that many men will be thrown out
of employment.
"It is to be earnestly hoped that although
the cut of 80 per cent in the schedule has
been ordered by the Southern States
Freight Assoclation, some compromise of
the trouble may be effected before the rates
go into effect. Otherwise, it is feared that
there is disaster ahead for many railroads
besides those Immediately Involved."
Vice President St. John has issued the
following statement in regard to the course
adopted by the Seaboard company:
"We have taken a strong defensive posi
tion to repel an unprovoked and unjust at
tack on the Baltimore Steam Packet Com
pany's business and property rights. The
outhern Railway Company, regardlesa of
duty and courtesy, established a wholly
unnecessary line of steamers betwcen Bal
timore and Norfolk. They had a technical
right to do It, but I say boldly and advised
ly that they did not do it to serve the pub
lic or their own business interests. They
propose to destroy and not to build up.
Friendly connections cannot permit such
an attack as this. The claim of the South
ern that it cannot handle Its business ex
cept with its own line is preposterous. Es
tablished lines can furnish all the facilities
needed for scores of years to come. The
Southern was offered terms of perf-ect
equality with all other lines. The Bay Line
is independent of the Seaboard Air Line.
but it has been a close ally. The South
ern, in Its attack on the Bay Line business,
threatens all other established business.
We have been unable because of the in
fluence of the Southern to run sleepers to
and from New York as the Southern does.
We have been trying for three years to do
this, and we will yet accomplish it, al
though at present it Is unlawfully denied
us. We have been thwarted by the same
influence in our Atlanta and New Orleans
business, but the interstate commerce law
will, sooner or later, be enforced in these
cases. Our determination to secure cur
rights may cause the rate war to last for
months, and possibly for years, but we be
lieve the shippers and people will support
us against the Southern railway and those
behind it."
DOMESTIC INFELICITY.
Judge Miller Temporarily Alleviates
the Troubles of Mrs. Mills.
William Mills, a little old man who mends
umbrellas and repairs shoes for a liveli
hood, has not been married a year, but he
has arrived at the conclusion that marriage
Is not a complete success. His wife Is of
the same opinion, and because of her com
plaint William was arraigned before Judge
Miller today as a wife-beater. William
served In the army during the war, and he
is now making an effort to get a pension
from "Uncle Sam." Because of the pros
pective pension, William, several months
ago, took unto himself a wife, and now he
Is sorry for It.
"Judge, your honor," said the wife, whose
tongue has not been affected by age, "I
can't stand this man's conduct."
"Is he your husband?"
"He Is that, but he didn't treat me like a
man ought to treat his wife."
"What did he do to you?"
"He played ad rne of base bail on me,
that's what hedi.
"How long did he play the game?"
"Not very~ long, because I ran away."
Then Mrs. Mills produced what she said
were fragments of her husband's watch,
enough to fill a quart measure.
"Fragments of what, did you say?"
"Watch."
"A watch?"
"Yes, sir."
"Whose watch was it?"'
"My husband's, sir, and he carried It."
She charged that he threw it at her and
smashed It.
"I never teched her," said Mills, "She
sold my umbrellas and shoes and bought
whisky with the money, and now she wants
to get rid of me."
"You are fined five dollars," the judge said
to him.
"Do you want to pay the fine?" asked the
bailiff.
"No, sir," he answered, In a loud tone.
"I'd rather live In Willow Tree alley than
pay a fine for her."
He went down in default of fine.
Mr. Cooke to Re Ordained,
By request of Bishop Satterlee, writing
from Venice, July 4, the Rt. Rev. Dr. New
ton, assistant bishop of Virginia, will, next
Efunday,at the Church of the Ascension, or
dain to the priesthood the Rev. Thomas W.
Cooke, deacon and assistant minister of
that church. Mr. Cooke is from Provi
dence, R. I., and after having spent five
years at the Theological Seminary of Vir
ginia, near Alexandria, he brings the ex
periences of both north and south to his
work in this national city. After his or
dination by Bishop Newton, who kindly
comes from Richmond for the purpose, Mr.
Cooke will be able to take full oharge at
the Ascension during the vacation of the
rector.
The Labor Organisations.
At the regular wreekly meeting of I)ts
trict Assembly, No. 68, Knights of Labjoi
held last evening, the beer boycott and tihe
trouble between the Metropolitan Railway
Company and its employes were discussed.
It was stated tihat the Shoe Clerkseand
Mineral Water Drivers' Assemblies had
voted to p lace the offending railway com
pay on thme unfair list.
The members of the Butchers' Assembly
at thei meeting last evening voted to place
the Metropolitan Railway Company on the
boycbtt .xst.
Mrs. Johnson Want. a Divoree.
Through Attorney T. L. Jones, Ella John
son has petitioned for divorce from Berke
Icy Johnson. The paties were married
August 8, 1894, and Mr.Johnson charges
het' husband with cruel treatment.
Real Estate Matters,
The Continental Savings and Loan Com
pany have purchased of Edward D. John
son part let 4, square 485, for $30,000. The
property is improved by a four-story office
bhilding No, 617 F street northwesnt
ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS
A MaN Oat of Work Kils Himself With Paris
Green
A New Hotel Company Chartered
John Nelson May Escape Trial in
Virginia-Other Court Matters.
Eugene Vogt committed suicide under a
tree in Johnson's field near New Alexandria
yesterday by swallcwing paris green. His
body was found under a tree by a colored
boy and was taken to New Alexandria and
the authorities at Alexandria notified. Sergt.
Smith and Constable Webster hastened to
'the scene, but found that the man had
killed himself outside of the police juris
diction of the city. They notified Acting
Coroner Kirby of the county and an inquest
was held over the body late yesterday af
ternoon. The jury rendered a verdict that
the deceased came to his death from the ef
fects of a dose of paris green administered
by his own hand. Near the body when
found was a bottle which had contained
paris green and there were traces of the
poison on the clothing, which was greatly
disordered indicating that death had been
very painlul. A note, written in German,
was also found near the spot. This stated
that Vogt's parents, who are wealthy, re
-sided in Germany, that he had been away
from home for some time, that he was
without friends or money, and that he was
unable to obtain' work and therefore had
nothing to live for.
After the Inquest the body was placed in
charge of Undertaker Demaine and brought
to this city and embalmed. The remains
will be held for some days in the hopes
that the friends of the deceased may be
heard from. It has been learned that Vogt
at one time worked on the farm of Sena
tor Gorman.
Reed-Knox.
Miss Hallie Knox, daughter of Capt. R.
F. Knox of this city, was married yester
day at the home of the bride's parents, on
Duke street, to Ensign James H. Reed, U.
S. N. The wedding, which was a very quiet
one, was witnessed by only the immediate
families of the contracting parties. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. George
H. Edwards of Cincinnati, an uncle of the
bride. The bride was attired in a traveling
dress, and at the conclusion of the cere
mony a luncheon was served. Afterward
Mr. and Mrs. Reed left for Marion, N. Y.,
where Ensign Reed is now stationed.
Charter Granted.
Judge J. K. M. Norton of the corporation
court yesterday granted a charter of in
corpation to the Washington Hotel Com
pany, the object of which is to do a gen
eral hotel business in Alexandria and
Washington. The capital stock of the new
company is fixed at $25,000. divided into
shares of $100 each. The officers are John
0. Knox of Washington, president; John
Jacobs of Wilmington, Del., vice president;
Robert Callahan of Washington, secretary,
and B. F. Queen of Washington, treasurer.
The officers, with H. S. Brown of Wash
ington, and Joseph Specht of Fairfax coun
ty, constitute the board of directors.
Corporation Court.
The following business was transacted in
the corporation court, J. K. M. Norton
presiding, yesterday:
C. M. Adams"agt. C. W. Green; decree of
reference to W. E. Fendall, commissioner.
Rev. George H. Edwards of Cincinnati was
granted permission to perform the rite of
matrimony. S. D. *wan agt. L. G. Estes
et al.; answer of American Fertilizer Com
pany filed. It is probable that the criminal
cases now on the docket will be disposed of
next week.
May Not Be Tried.
The July term of the Alexandria county
court will begin Monday next at the coun
ty court house in this city. Among the
cases which are docketed to come up for
trial is that of John Nelson, the Jackson
City gambler, for the shooting of Deputy
Benjamin Hines at Jackson City, but as
Nelson is now In the custody of the Wash
ington authorities, charged with promoting
policy playing, it is doubtful whether or
not he will be in court.
A Child's Narrow Escape.
Lewis, the infant son of Mr. Lewis Ma
gruder. was painfully but not seriously
burned yesterday while asleep in his
cradle. An older brother of the child,
while playing with a match, set the mos
quito net over the cradle on fire, but the
child's screams quickly brought the family
to the rescue and the flames were extin
guished before much damage had been
done.
Notes.
Bernard Lee, colored, was fined $2 this
morning In the police court for an assault
on Rosa Lomax, colored.
Miss Myra Lee Cavalier has returned
from a pleastnt visit to her sister in Bal
timore.
Mr. George Brooks, a well-known resi
dent of this city, died at his residence in
West End yesterday afternoon.
Mr. John A. Marshall and family left to
day for Sweet Chalybeate Springs, where
they will spend the summer.
ALEXANDER III IS DEAD.
A Russian Correspondent Corrects
The Star's Fiction Department.
The Star that was issued May 2 last con
tained, among other literary features, an
Interesting novelette by a well-known au
thor, entitled "The Ghost of the Winter
Palace."~ It was purely fictitious, and was
intended to be so considered, being a ro
mantic tale constructed on the whilly im
aginative theory that the late Czar of Rus
sia, Alegander III, did not actually die, but
feigned death, in order to outwit the
murderous reformers of his realm. The
tale went on to relate how the czar was
kept carefully immured in the winter
palace, in good health and in comparative
safety, while the mystery grew Into a su
perstition that the palace was haunted.
The Star had no intention of attempting to
revise history or to seriously influence Rus
sian politics. It is, therefore, somewhat
surprising now to learn that this bit of
literary fiction has been accepted in Russia
as a practical narration of fact. This was
evidenced today by the receipt of the fol
lowing letter from one of its St. Petersburg
subscriabers:
ST. PETERSBURG,
27th June-9th July, 1806.
'To the Editor of 'The Evening Star:
Dear Sir: Having read in your weekly
Star of a few weeks ago a story entitled
"The Ghost of the Winter Palace," I can
not refrain from writing to you to say that
the subject of this story being utterly false,
I do not think it worthy of being printed
in such a respectable paper as your Star.
I happeni to have assisted at the funeral of
the late Emperor Alexander III, called the
"Peacemaker," and saw him in his open
coffin, as did thousands of others besides;
therefore there can be no question of his
death, and I consider it a libel and a shame
to mislead the public as to the life and
death of sp good and great a man and em
peror, even in a novel, especially when his
memory is still green in the hearts of his
people. This story caused great indignation
in my family, and well it might, as it at
tacks the honor as well as courage of a
loved and deeply regretted czar, Yours
truly, C. BARTON DE BODISCO.
FIXING THlE PRELIMINARIES.
Interstate Democratic Committees
Arranging for Coming Events.
The committee of the Interstate Demo
cratic Association having in charge the ar
rangements for the excursion to New York
on the oocasion of the formal notification
of Bryan and Sewall of their nominations
held a meeting last night at the club house,
on New York avenue. Owing to the fact
that the date of the notification had not
been determined upon, nothing of conse
quence was done. The opinion was ex
pressed that a greatly reduced rate of
transportation would be secured, probably
the round trip for the price of a single
fare.
A meeting was also held by the oommit
tee in charge of the proposed ratification
meeting, and a subcommittee was ap
poitedto aiton other democratic organ
Itonhee and secure their co-operation.
The place of holding the meeting will be
ANTI - LYNCH4ING AGITATION
Mr. Ida Weasukme# Say8 Her W yi
Done.
She Sees Evidences That Public Opin
ion is Strogigly Setting Against
a Barbarous Practice.
Mrs. Ida Web Barnett, the colored
Woman who went, to England and attract
ed the attention fof the British press by
denouncing lynching in the United States
a couple of years-ago, is in the city. She
is married now to Mr. F. L. Barnett, a
prominent attorney of Chicago.
When asked by a Star reporter if she
had anything to say on lynching she said:
"At one time I could get no hearing in
this country for my story about the awful
ness of lynching, but since I went to
England upon the request of friends over
Shere and was afforded so many excellent
prortunities to let the world know how
the mob reigned in my country, I have
more opportunities to reach the public
with my story than I can take advantage
of.
"I came here to represent my club, the
Ida B. Wells Club of Chicago, at the fed
eration convention, but to a large extent
I am a woman of one idea, I suppose.
That is, I conaider it my mission to de
nounce lynching at all times and at every
opportunity. I am married now and have
a baby, and, of course, can't get around
to speak as much as I used to, but I am
not one whit the less resolved to do all I
can to armuse public sentiment to a sense
of responsibility for the numerous lynch
ings taking place almost daily.
"I see that you have had some lynchings
right here, almost in a stone's throw of
the capital. These lynchings and the
treatment of them by the city press, the
action of the governor of Maryland in of
fering a large seward for the apprehen
sfon of the lynchers all uphold the position
which I took three years ago when I en
deavored to get a hearing before the mold
ers of public sentiftent in this country.
My subject was so unpopular that I could
get no white audience to listen to the story,
and none of our race leaders, save the
great and only. Douglas. and a few faith
ful men and women, would take any part
in the meetings which were held. I said
then that lynching was becoming so prev
alent that very soon the mobs would not
discriminate as to the color of their vic
tims. I said that grant the mob's right
to lynch for a certain crime and after
awhile it would lynch for anything which
suited its fancy. I said also that the
silence of the press and pulpit was en
couragement to mobs to override the law
whenever they felt inclined. I said also
that mary a negro was lynched as a
scapegoat for another man's crime. An
editorial in one of the papers clearly states
that the lynching of Sydney Randolph,
the negro lynched in Montgomery county,
Md., was Instigated by the real murderer
of Sadie Buxton. Randolph was the scape
goat.
"The editorial also declares that the col
ored men who held the meeting a few even
ings since made a mistake in making a
race question of it. I do not know about
that meeting, nor what action was taken.
I do know that every negro organization
with which I am familiar that has passed
resolutions on the subject has always con
demned lynching per se. even though the
lynching which brought forth the meeting
was of a colored man. I do know, also,
that five-sixths of the 3,000 persons who
have been lynched in the past fifteen years
have been negro men, women and children,
and that so long as this was true public
sentiment was absolutely dead on the sub
ject. But now that they have begun to
make a common -thing of lynching white
men and it is seen how it jeopardizes the
interests of white men by the mobs bring
ing the state in which they thrive into dis
repute, there has-been a wonderful change
in public sentiment. Democratic governors
are offering rewards for the apprehension
of lynchers, southern legislatures are pass
ing laws against them, democratic news
papers are uttering the strongest editorial
notices of condemnation, noted ministers
of the Gospel are preaching against lynch
ing, the National W4 C. T. U. has passed
resolutions against it, and the republican
national convention has put a plank in its
platform against it. Truly the country is
awakening and I predict the early decay of
that strictly American institution known
as lynch law. My work is done, I therefore
feel myself free to retire to the obscurity
whence I sprang and devote myself to my
private affaira and domestic duties."
COMMERCE OF THE POTOMAC.
Some Statistics of Trade Relating to
the District.
Maj. Charles J. Allen, the engineer ofiLcer
in charge of the Potomac river improve
ments, has compiled an interesting table of
the commerce of the District of Columbia
during the years from 1887 to date. The
statement is made by calendar years. It
shows that during the year 1887 there were
received and shipped at this port 2&1.947
tons of coal, 122,137 tons of ice, 87,044 tons
of lumber, 50,000 tons of sand, 52,419 tons
of wood and 94,325 tons of miscellaneous
merchandise, making a total for the year
of 618,972 tons. There was a slight falling
off in river business during the calendar
year 1888, and a still further reduction in
1889, when the aggregate receipts and ship
ments were 4S8680 tons. Busincss revived
in 1890, when the receipts aggregated 519,
096 tone, and continued to inprove in 1891.
The banner year of the decade, however,
was 1892, when the commerce reached the
amount of 708,954 tone, made up as fol
lows: Coal, 280.342 tons; ice, 148.692; lum
ber, 68,178; sand. 20,000; wood, 48.457; mis
cellaneous, 261,286. The receipts and ship
ments for. 1898, wihile showing a slight re
duotion from the preceding year, were
greater than for any other year since 1887,
and the business was nearly equaled by the
receipts for the year 1894, when it aggre
gated 644,588 tons.
The commerce of the pOrt for the calen
dar year 1895 Is stated as follows: Coal,
291,268 tons; ice, 185,138 tons; lumber, 51,
827 tons; sand, 39,327 tons; wood, 49,930
tons; miscellaneous. 127,483 tons, making a
total for the year of 693,450 tons, as com
pared with 618,072 tons for the year 1887.
The table also contains a statement of
the number of vessels of various classes,
exclusive of ferry and local passenger
steamers, arriving and departing at Wash
ington annually from 1887 to the close of
1896. In 1887 there were 917 steamers draw
ing from five to fifteen feet and from 100
to 400 tone; 578 vessels drawing from ten
to twenty feet and from 800 to 1,700 tons;
2,149 vessels drawing from four to ten feet
and from 30 to 800 tons, and 993 barges
drawing from four to ten feet and from
100 to 300 tone. The changes in the char
acter of the s'hipping during the interven
ing years is shown by the fact that in 1895
there were 1.000 steamers drawing from
five to fifteen feet and from 100 'to 400 tons;
442 vessels drawing from ten to twenty
feet and from 800 'to 1,700 tons; 2,056 ves
sels drawing from four to ten feet and
from 80 to 300 tons, and 290 barges draw
ing from four to ten feet and from 100 to
800 tons. There ~Was a decided increase in
the number of smmers of the better class
and a great falling off in the use of barges
and eimilar craft.
ROYALg
BAKIING5
POW DEROf
Absolutely Pure.
A cream of talrtar beking owder.
I Righest of all in leave~ steg,
--Latest United States (jvernment
aood Report.
4ROYAL BAKflNG POW~i)lt CO.,
106 wall st., N. Y.
RED ROUGH~ H- ANDS,
Bad complexions, baby blemishes and falling hair
prevented by CUTICURA SOAP. Most egfective
skin purifying and beautifying soap in the world, as
veotive Ofl cren frh popes. Secaeeronywhere
TO RECEIVE BRYAN
A Meeting Tonight of the 0ental Demoratio
Oommittee
The Program Includes a General
Turnout of Local Democrats In
Honor of Their Candidate.
A meeting of the democratic central com
mittee of the District has been called by
Chairman Thomas B. Kalbfus to convene
at 8 o'clock tonight at the Metropolitan
Hotel. The business in hand will be to
complete arrangements for the reception of
the democratic nominee, Mr. Wm. J. Bryan,
on the occasion of his approaching visit to
this city, which will be made about, the
time he comes east to attend the notifica
tion meeting in Madison Square Garden.
Some days ago Mr. John Boyle wrote to
Mr. Bryan, inviting him, on behalf of the
District democracy, to include Washington
in his itinerary when he came across the
Alleghanies. Mr. Bryan has signified his
intention to accept the invitation and will
notify Mr. Boyle of the date of his visit
here within a few days.
The manner in which he will be welcomed
and the character of the demonstration to
be made in his honor will be finally de
cided upon at the meeting tonight, wlicl:
is expected to be attended by every mem
ber of the body. It Is probable that each
committeeman *ill be appointed as'a sub
committee to see the democrats residing
in his legislative district and urge them to
join in making the Bryan reception a big
affair by turning out in full force on the
night of the event. There are twenty-two
legislative districts, and it is the intention
of the central committee to secure the
presence of at least 204 democrats from
each of them in the torchlight procession
that is expected to be a feature of the af
fair.
It is expected . that the different state
organizations will also co-operate in this
event, and a committee will be appointed
tonight to confer with their officers on the
subject.
C. E. EXCURSIONISTS.
Thousands of Them Making Trips
About Washington.
The fact that a great many of those
who came to Washington to attend the
Christian Endeavor conv'ention or to take
advantage of the reduced rates of fare
then prevalent are still in this vicinity is
shown by the presence of about four thou
sard return tickets of that character still
in the hands of the joint ticket agent at
the armory headquarters offices. It was
known that many of the delegates and
their friends would take advantage of the
low rates and particularly of the exten
sion privilege to make a pleasant mid
summer excursion to this vicinity and
would remain over for a week or two, ten
days and perhap longer. It was not
thought, however, that as many would
do this as returns now show. The tickets
are good until a week from today, and
until that time all return coupons in the
hands of the agents will be valid and will
be held for the demand of the owners.
Perhaps a half of the four thousand hold
ers of these tickets are out of Washington
enjoying side trips and visits to friends
in this vicinity, but doubtless all of them
will return in time to claim their coions.
Christian Endeavorers are interested in
the announcement that President Clark,
leader of the United Society, sailed Wed
nesday for Europe, where he will spend
several months in Christian Endeavor
work upon the continent. in the British
Isles and even in Asia. He hopes, too, to
visit Australia. where the Christian
Endeavor movement has attained a great
strength. He will attend the British na
tional convention at Liverpool in June,
and will return to this country in time to
be present at San Francisco.
0
Royal Blue Line to New York.
Fast time. Prompt service. Engines burn
coke. Track rock-ballasted. No smoke.
No dust.-Advt.
MATTER=
OF=PACT
TPEOPLE.
It was said of man that he
was so matter-of-fact that if
you spoke of Jacob's ladder, he I
would inquire the number of
steps.
We like matter-of-fact people.
Like to have them come into
our store. Like to talk good *
clothes and little prices to them. L
We're matter-of-fact folks *
ourselves. We're going to make ;
extensive improvements to our
I store front, and business sense K
tells us to reduce stock. That's
Swhy we make this special offer *
of all our $Io-$9--8-$7-$64
f-$5 trouserings at
S pairs for $10.
C
~Mertz & Mertz,
90 treet.
CITY ITEMS.
'When You Go to Market Tomorrowu
-don't fall to call at Chas. Schneider's
stands-all kinds of choice Bread, Rolls,
Biscuits, Cakes, etc., freshly baked. Stands
in all markets. Bakery, 413 1 st. 'Phone 1517
1,t.
"Pabst" Leads as a Tonie.
Pabst Milwaukee Beer has no equal as a
tonic or as a beverage. Its purity and fine
flavor have made It famous all over Amern
ca. Drop postal for a case. Prompt de.
livery. Wash. Branch. 703 N. Cap. at.
Hotel Johnson Cafes.
Choice Fish, Lobsters, Soft Shell Crabs,
Norfolk Oysters, New York Little Neck~
Clams and other marine products; also
sweet Canteloupes and Georgia watermel
ons. Meals a la carte, Midday lunch.
5 o'clock dinner, it
RoyalGlueMUellage sticks everything.100,
mh-t.fstf___ ____
Special at Center Market Tomorrow.
HUCKLEBERRY PIES, fresh from the
oven. 10c. each, 3 for 25c. Very delicious.
Krafft's Stands, 161--162, B at. wing, 1t
We Know Good Hams.
Handled them for years. "Dove Brand"
Hams have no equaL. Mild and delicious
Miller & Krogmann, Cen. and N. L. Mkts.1t
"Partridge" Hams Never Get Strong
or salty. They're properly cured. Always
sweet, mild, tender and juicy. Sold in all
markets. F. Schrothi, 475 Cen. Mkt. 1t
Royal Headache Powders cure. 10c.
mbfl-m,w,f~stf
No Kind of Carpet Made
that we can't clean-make just as bright
and fresh as on the day it was bought. No
injury to delicate fabrics. Wagon calls.
Drop postal. M. R. Thorp, 488 Maine ave. 11
Ralph S. Crult of 3026 14th street 'was
thrown from a horse last evening near the
corner of 2d and K streets. He sustained~
a fracture of the collar bone, which re
ceived surgical attention at the Emergency
Hospital. ..____
The King of Pills is Beecham's. jy8-d1y
A MUSE~MNTS.
Right Riding Taught.
Magnificent floor space-no pests, no obstrue
tios. Clourteous instructors. Special summes
prces. 6 lemson., $1.50.
CRWODAGENCY AND RIDING ACADEMY,
Over the 9th St. Wing, Center Mkt
Ji8-Me
cue . ich
ae" blOW eae by taking Hoods lna
imfilla. and tlat Is fod-I
curms all forma iseass.
Hood's
Sarsaparilla
To te bet-iafact, the Oft Tram Bleed
Poilfer. Al rUi-41.
HOOIYS PIEZS cure mam ndigsto.
biliousnes. 25c.
AMUSEMENTS.
St. Aloysius'
Festival &
Lawn Party
In Aid of the
NEW GONEAGA COLLEGH "All.
On Gonaga College Grounds.
Entrance on I at. adjoining the church.
TONIGHT.
The Arst rppearance cn the Cmpas of Howrd
end Leigh, the acrobatic wonders of the world.
Illumiantiens, Fireworb and Fancy Dancing.
3Y24-tf
CHEVY CHASE e.
MRALS AND REFRESHMENTS
Served at All Houos.
TABLE DHOTE DINNER. 5:30 TO 8:30.
ONE DOLLAR.
BOWLING ALLEXS,
BILLIARDS AND POOL.
MUSIC EVERY EVENING.
Jy23-Im
New National Theater,
ALWAYS DELIGHTFULLY COOL.
flY AWFUL DAD,
AS PRESENTED BY
THE WASHINGTON bTOCK (3OMPANY,
is Re Its Old-time Success.
Saturday Night;,-1 50th Performanee of "MY
AWFUL DAD.- when Sterling Hilver souvenirs
will be oresented to every lady holding a <oupon
ticket for the Lower floor.
Next Week-A Great Production of "SCHOOL."
jy28-3t
Oldest BICYCLE RESORT in cit
CAPITAL CYCLING PARK
1409 K. Y. ave.. coy. 14th at. n.w.
Complimentary lesons to ladies. Careful in
strucu<.rs In attendance. Electric lighted. Cola
vening resort. Lady visitors and friends welcome
3y15-74
COLUMBIA ACADDEMY "'e"
one or the sights of wahington. Cycling taught an
000- r Competent Instructors. Coarg*5
=mloMusic every evening. 2d and P streets.
LHART BB.ITTAIN6. gr
Take F street cars. m5-tt
Vl~-T
'PDEVY
LHASH
myl-3m-28
EXCURSIONS ETC.
Sunday at
RIVER VIEW.
Shoot the Chute.
Take the bteamer PENTZ at 11 a.m., 2:45 and
0A:15 P.M.
Tickets on all trips, 25c.
Refreal-ments at city pricee.
The coolest resort on the Potomac. jy24-tf
Special Notice!!
Change of Time.
The Fast U. S. Mail Steamer
John 5 vester
Leaves Clyde foot 7th xt.,
5 O'clock P. M. Sharp,
Saturday, July 25,
For
The Grand Country Ball
AT THEl
Casino,
Colonial Beach.
Esputa's Orel es.tr asd(.ino Band.
Sylesturning, leaves at 1 o'lock..
ROU:NDTRIP TiCKETS................50 eenta
Good to retur isame night or stop over to Sun
day evening. jy24-2t*
PINLEY POINT
HOTEL.
- day at Piney Pint Hoel? Fenty of e
fod.alne service, salt water batig fisg
night and arive back In Wahgo Su
Come sniff the coig salt breeses.
fy22-3t
wharf. Return Moon July 27 ~.Ti,-kete
B t. n w. W.H ThOMA.e. Maaer.
fy21-tu,th,,f3t
Salt Water Trips to Chesa
Speake Bay.
U. S. flail Steamer Sue.
ELECTRIC LOCHTS TNOUCH
GUT.
All Accommodations Strictly First
Class.
Thne ste amer Sue will leave 7th at. wharf every
Georgs Islad Point Lookout ad the Sugnner
Retorts on and near the Chspeake bay.
Returning, leaves Piney Point
every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., arriving
in Washington at ii :30 p.m.
This rs vdecidedy the besta tri ot of Washing
dynight and rturnin tod Wshnth11
pease of state rooe~.
Fare, Round Trip,$r-5o
TEHENSON a RO.,
my26-3m.80 Telephn 745, th at harf.
CO SHOOT THE SHUT.E.
Personally Conducted Excursion to
RIVER VIEW
Every Sunday, Wednesday
and Saturday,
Under te suevson ofE. S. Radll proretor,
~i~; I't ris A, r., musical dl
DANCING AFT'ERNOON A1DEVENING.
2 and 6:45 pm. rtning, leave Rver iew at
115,$ p. anmd 10:pt30 p~. nays 11 a .:4
a.m. and 2 pm. tisSturas wh en e am'e
10e. to all.
E.S RANDALL.
EXGURSIONS ETC.
The Earrsion
BY
St. Stephen's Parish
TO E GI"VEN TM EENING.
Is POSTPONED!
Notie wil be given when it wnM take plae. It
2NO. CHAPEL POINT. 250.
120 MILES F 26.
SATURDAY. JULY 2.
le ace stemmer Harry =aa. wil 1.ave the
wharf at 9 am. Metnming, arrive Ia
Wahington at 10 pm.
Flue .a1t water bathing. Aking ad epatbing.
duaie and dancing on the grenad. Hatel BelkaleW
law %n. Term s go and $8 per week. y2-4t
Down the Potomac
TO THE GREEN LAWNS OF
Marshall Hall.
- Steamer -MACALEETEW" leaves 7th O.
WINNar daily (Sundays eacepteull at 14 &.M
- and 2-S Et.m. 1yturhing leaves iarsall
--Ran at 1 .& and 4:5P.M.
TO INDIAN HEAD.
- Malmer leaves evry TbeudAy Fi
da and atarday evenag In Jul%. Age
a at $:A0 p.m., in t
Moneth wrays. and lange
- sm1hallm on r0t"r trip at 9.1M P.M.
- Prties at "The Halsaail t aelv
- ot ..ft- Head Iis witbet eztm ch...e
Stea"me QLWF %zaW lea:1a:Wfit
- and 0 0t. wharf daily ( ayn" ese te@
- at SM3 am. for Indian Read and s -
- termediate landtig%. And for Uarsal Ham
-- 0l frem Malester's whart at a:30 p
--- SMming, itees Marsball Hal 1:30I
7:30 P.m.
--gTh.. l.aving Waasinte. ma .a
- and aftera"m bests can r~er. on Gng
--the entnmass relar steamers.
Music by Prof. Schroeder's Band.
DANCING DAY AND EVENING
Fare (Round Tr* ), 2c.
S =A RXuLZr.TIIW
--WA y m DINNE
- win be served on arrival of boats for lif.
- Good cafe en steame. Ladies are am
-- petally invited. Marshall Hlu has nM
coptter for beauty. claalam and go04
Steamer 'Chas. Macalester'
To Mo nt Vernon,
-- ~ Y. ENGPTSUNDAY.
- -at 16 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. rt
reades the city at 2:15 and 6 p.m. F0
- ROUND TIUP, W0c. Admensta to grounf
- 25c. Elegant Cafe on steamer.
jy2n-Gd L. BIAKE, Captain.
Norfolk & Washington
Steamboat Co.
Every day In the year for Fortress Mounne.
- Norfolk, !%vvport News and all point. seuth
- by the superb1 eowerful steel palace Steamers
-- "Newpot News..'orfolk" and ''Washntg
-- too." on the folloing sehedule:
Southbound. Northhound.
I.Washiugton. 7:00 p.m. i LT. Portsmouth.5:50 p.m.
LT. Alexandria..7:30 p.m.. Lv. Norfolk. ....610 p.M.
Ar. Ft. Mounroe.630 a.m. Lv. Ft. Mour..7.20 p.m.
Ar. Norfolk.....7:30 a.m.: Ar. Alexandria. .6-0) am.
Ar. Portsmouth.8:40 a.m. Ar. WashIngton.4;:30 am.
- Visitors to Chamberlin's new htel. 'The
- Hygeia." and Virginia Beach will oud thin
- the most attractive route. insuring a con
- fortat~le night's rest.
-agand buurious rooms heated by "team
-and ated throughout with elcrelights.
- Dining room ser-ice is a I& carte. aol is sup
p jlied from the beat that the mjarkets at
-h on ad Norfolk afford.
- Ttetsa on sle at U. k Expreas dlee. SIT
--- Pennsylvauia avenue; 513, 619. 1421 l'ennsyl
-- anta arenue; B. and 0. ticket ole,. corner
- 15th street and New York avenue. and eM
- oard steamers, where time table, map,. etc.,
- can also he hed.
- Any other Information desired will be ftr
- nalshed on applkation to the undersign-d at
- thecomany's wharf. foot of 7th st.. Wash.
C Telephome No. 7M10.
jyl84d J50. CAILLiIAN. General Managee.
The Only
DiREar ROCTE TO
Colonial Beach.
FME PALACE EAMmE
Jane floseley.
Fastest. safest. largest and mast elegantly p.
pointed boat on the Potomac.
EXCIRA-3YT TABLE D'HOTE MrAL.
TIRE BET OONG|UT AND DANCE MtSIC
ROUND TRIP, S0e.-CEIWREN. 2w. *
From foot of 6th at. daily (esaept Monday). at
L..; Saturday at 6:M p.m.
Sil. THAT YOUR TICKEr READS
Jy14-tf JANE MOKELY.
33-HOUR EXCURSION F1R,
rO HOTEL BELLEVIEW. C13APE IXT. .
Steamer Harry Randall ever SUNDAY, TUE
DAY and THUSDAY. t 7 a.m. to Chapet Poiat
lu:in trauoat , lodging a
hatat ote Ielivie, or W. Strily arst-clam
SPErIAL SATURDAY TRIP.
125 MlJS FOR 25.
Take the ateannr HARRY RANDALL. 9 a.m.:
home again by 10 p.m. Fine boatlng-crabing
nd ahl .
2CN .........12 MILE .........25 CENT"s
REMEBER
The elegant U. S. meA Sterner
John Sylvester
I. the enly steamer allowed to Ined at
Lower Cedar Point
Colon ial Beach
EI4CURSION DOCK.
GSyde dock, foot 7th at.. 9 a.am. daily (eaceg
Monday). and 6 p.m. Saturday.
SALT WATER BATHING,
Eisbias, crabbing. sailing.
Superin Oreetra. Umeacelled Cuisine.
Round trip, soc.
Children, 25c.
Don't Miss This Trip!!
SEEl THE HISTORIO POTOOMAC BY DAYLIGHT.
MAE NO MISTAKE-TAEE THE SYLVEI111U.
Merchants and Ili ners'
Trans. Co.
Queen of Summer Trips.
Boston by Sea.
Proyidence by Sea.
Steamer BALTIMORE to Batm every TUW
DAY. THURSDAY and SUNDAY at d .m
Btermer PAL.TD10iRE to Provilseos every O
DAY. WDNHAY and F'EIDAY at d p.m.
For .nnmaner tour bocs. and ferther informatiem
mddres 0. R. GilIGEAM. Agen
."-e W". rve.**Wash ' .
Tam Ma=a=sr. Gem. Ems. Ageef.
"Ericsson Line Excursions"
FROM BAL13MOMBE
Wednsa.and Fidy., at T2 a.m....0
jb Phtiladelpnhla and return (tea days)...... 00
Te Phitls.delphla and return by rail......0
To Cape May (from Philadelphia by enti). ... .
oCape May ad reu=*4.......
To Ata y ad turn tte da.... .tl
Ton Asbusu Par. Ocean Grove, LBnrSunei.. 6
Ta Astuory l'ark. GOan omve. LogBraneh
and return aeaaon (from Philadlhaby rail.
To New Yourk (taan Philadelphia byrail). ....
To New York and return leleven days...... .00
Daily steamners tezrept Sunday.) fromn haf
Light and Pratt strets, at 5 p.m. Write for de
scriptive pmpnahlet of the route and the great emb
ar.aamsNC SHRI ,Agtnt,
Sja16-tf 204 Listet at.. Batmore. Md.
Delightful Trips to
Salt Water.
STEAMR T. V. ARROWUMITH
l'OR THE PICTUREEQUE IWER P0TOMAC.
Teuchlng at all the gpapolar watering planes and
suaumer resort.
Leavese Wasbington Monday. and Wednesday., 8
eon'inlrek Pey PoInt, St. Org' asd
BSmith crekt.e and Yemomtico rivets. arriving at
Washington early Wednesday aal F ridyurninq.
Saturdys. 6 p.m., for Colonial Beach ijolona
Pirey Point. St. George'a sland Smith's ek
Orn.n snd Yenocomlco rivers, arriving at Washing
ton Sundays, 10 p m.
Special Saturday enening eucmeurs tickets te
Colonial leI h eturuing iunda-rand trip, 500.
Ons. Mann---. 7th at. tarry waart

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