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ril U-?l velours ami fringed i > (Q)(Q)
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ish. hionze trimmings, patent drip nip. char
| shcnrhmg: rusts are l-andfroinely carved,
an 1 ?i' guarantee them in every res?i?ect. Over
50 different sizes.
liefrigerafor Pans free with every purchase
Arl CIICAKTS <mr line i. ur.snrpawl In
tJ.i 4 city. We carry the goods trorn three of
th* representative manufacturers and can
sh? u you :ill grades. from the cheapest up to
the n.- St elaN'rate. A handsome < arriage,
u iti ? hoice of wood or steel wheels,
Soli I onk. cane seat, embossed back: turned
spindles .Mud legs. A regular $1.25
chair. I*rlce A q>^o
ST.1M <?ak?top. closed, measures H2x42
inehey op? n to full feet -carved
legs. Is goo?i >a!ue at Price. . <&?)o?)iVU'
Solid oak. tievel plate mirror, serpentine
tops, four-drawer d.? .-ser. I\n
Solid oak. Ix'vel plate mirror.
Worth #1S. Our price
Full Moorish shape. 5 pieces, covered io
la st quality brocatelle. deep
fringe and a strictly ?7i? suite, / f?
New designs. ir,ah"gany finish. 5 pieces, eov
ered in American damask. A suite yon will
,n ?" $!14.M ?
seventh amid 1 Streets Northwest
t'nvo'aldi' Action 1?> tl?e Senate
Thf Senate, in executive session, late
yester Jay afternoon confirmed the follow
Military?Brigadier generais: James R.
Waties of Texas. Nelson Cole of Missouri
an<l William C Oates of Alabama.
T?? be assistant adjutant general, with
rank of major: M. Fred Bell of Missouri.
Chief comir issaries of subsistence, with
rank of major: First IJeut. Sydney A.
Cloman; Messrs. Philip Mothersill, New
Mexico, and E. C. Ha< h. Morgana.
Commissaries of subsistence, with rank
of captain:* Warner Harrison of Ohio,
Charles Ellet Cabell of Virginia, Joseph
N. Du Barry, jr.. <-f Pennsylvania. Wins
low S. Lincoln of Massachusetts.
Chief surgeon, with rank of
Frank S. Bourns of Georgia.
Assistant quartermasters, with rank of
captain: First Lieuts. Charles l>. Palmer,
George McK. Williamson; Messrs. Thomas
Swube '?f Nebraska, Robert L. Brown of
West Virginia. Amos W. Kimball of New
York. Moses Walt??n. jr.. of Ohio. Charles
J. Goff of West Virginia. John M. Patten
of Iowa a^d Richard J. Fanning of Ohio.
Assistant adjutants general, with ran'*
of captain: First Lieut. William S. Scott;
Messrs. Theodusius Bo:k!n of Kansas,
Frederick J. Kountze of Ohio.
Additional paymasters: Fred.
of Ohio. George E. Pickett of
Newton F. Foote of Louisiana, Brewster C.
Kenyon of California. George H. l ay of
North l>akota. Edward S. Fowler of New
York, William II. Thrift of Iowa. George
I>. Sherman of Illinois, John U. TownsenJ
of Missouri. Charles Albert Smylie of
Virginia. John M. Sears of Tennessee, Win
fldd M. Clark of Pennsylvania James W.
bawts of Nebraska. James i'anby of Colo
xado, Otto Becker of Georgia. Louis Knapp
of New York. Samuel D. < \ Hayes of Colo
rado. John W. Fogler of Kansas, Beverly
Wa ?ih Ci iner of Washington.
flgBal corps: K'mo Carl Let of Xrkan
sas. second lieutenant.
Naval: Lieut. Kossuth Niks, lieutenant
commander; Lieut, (junior grad ?> Fred
erick I.. Chapln. Lieut. David Bell Kerr
of Virginia and Charles Alexander Craw
ford ??f Mississippi, assistant surgeons.
Civil?K#gister? land otHtes: H?d>art A.
I k. Watcrtown, s. !>.; Joseph T.
Bridges, < t Roseburg. Oregon.
Receiver.-: James H. Booth at Roccb'irg.
Oregon; John J-.nes, at Marquette. Mich.;
Edward A. Slack, at Chevc nne. Wyoming.
Posimasters: Almon L. Loomis, at Fargo.
Ft MIS FOR \\ INVASION.
Cnmpni^n IMans Stated in Secretary
Alger's Letter to CongreNtt,
An cfTiclal statement of a portion of the
plan of campaign of the Cnited States gov
ernm* nt is contained in a letter of Secre
tary Alger to the Speaker of the House
transmitting certain recommendations, 't
shows the purpose of the War Department
to send TO.fwxj men to Cuba. 20.000 to start
at once, and the remainder as soon as
they can be made ready for departure. An
estimate was submitted for establishing
electrical communications in connec tion j
with th$ army "in Cuba, Porto Rico ai:J
the Philippines." These movements have
been anticipated by The Star. The throe
are to go together, Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines, and pass into the military
occupation of the United States troops.
Inasmuch as* the Secretary says that the
second contingent of troops is to go for
ward as soon as they can be prepared, a
j good deal of interest attached to an order
| that was made at the War Department
yesterday providing f?-r the organization of
; ihe 7"ohm) additional volunteers called for.
The Secretary's recommendations were
j for appropriations aggregating $3,107,tKM?.
j One recommendation is for of
j deficiency in the appropriation for gun
and mortar batteries, "required immediate
ly for the use of the War Department,
to remain available until expended." A
1 second one is "for the establishment and
i maintenance of special electrical communi
cation in connection with the army in
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippine Isl
Next follows a significant recommenda
tion for ??.">h*?) for an expeditionary force
to Cuba, "required by the War Depart
ment for Immediate use." The items are
rs follows: For machinery and equipment
for the construction and repair of roads.
construction and equipment of mil
itary railroads. additional in
trenching tools, electric appliances, pho
tographic and topographic outfits. Instru
ments -and maps, manuals and for special
and technical services. S^iO.OCO; eontingen
i cies involving immediate expenditure of
imperative urgency that cannot be speci
fied in advance, to be expended under the
direction of the major general commanding
the army, uj??.
Ir matters little what it is that yo?j want?
whether a situation or a servant?a "want"
a?i. in The Star will reach the person who
can fill your need.
Lighting; the Parks.
The United States Electric Lighting Com
pany was the lowest bidder for lighting the
public parks under control of Colonel
j Bingham, bids for which were opened yes
j terday. its bid was $50 per annum for each
arc lamp in all parks, except the Executive
Mansion grounds, where the rate was
per annum, and for the monument grounds,
where the rate was SK> per annum.
Royal Blue Serge
Suit to order,
Our Royal Blue
Serge is pure wool
?the kind the
Do they do it correctly?
Do they <lo it quickly?
Do they charge you heavily?
Perhaps 'tis time you changed
The reason we do a successful
tailoring business is that satisfaction
goes with every garment we sell;
satisfaction is a practice, not a
theory with us.
One reason why
Our Royall Blue Serge Suit
is having such a tremendous sale is
due to the fact that we make this
suit after your individual measure
ment, and it is not yours until yon
pronounce the fit o. k.?keep that
point always in mind. To order,
Mertz & Mertz,
New Era TaiEors,
906 F Street.
Just the suit you
ought to have at
the price you
ought to pay.
Royal Blue Serge
ARREST AROUSES ANGER
Eight Hundred People Assemble at Twelfth
Street Police Station.
Ollirrr'n Action in AitpreheiDlliiK n
liny Denounced as Vnjnst?Case
. in Police Court.
The cas? of Harry Davis, colored, a flf
teen-year-old boy, who was arrested last
evenlr.gr by Policeman C. H. Murphy, on
the charge of vagrancy, which was *et for
this morning in the District'branch of the
Police Court, was post poned 'until the 11th
Irstant. and the bond of #100 given by llr.
F. A. Newman for the boy's appearance
ted ay was renewed.
From the statements made in the ease It
ai pears that the boy was found at the
corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 14th
street northwest, and, as claimed by til's
officer, was begging. The latter told the
boy to go to his heme, which is on Oth
street near Ij stieet, but the boy did not
leave the neighborhood, and presently be
gun to twirl a stick around as though es
saying the role of a drum major. Officer
Murphy then placed the boy under arrest.
T'neie was a large crowd in the vicinity
at the time, and the arrest was witnessed
by a large number of persons. Instantly a
score of them, among them well-known cit
izens, said the boy had not committed any
wrong, and they detranded that he be set
Officr Murphy refused to yield to this do
[ mtind, and after waiting for some time for
the patrol wagon (which he had meanwhile
rung for. but which did not come), started
w!!h his prisoner toward the 12th street
police station. The policeman and his pris
oner were followed by a crowd estimated
a i 800 people, who denounced the arrest as
8ccnc nt Police Stntlon.
In accordance with the usual custom, the
boy was told to stand up before the rail
upon his arrival, and was asked lo give
his name and answer some questions. In
! stead of doing so he began to cry, and, the
I noise reaching the ears of the multitude,
many of whom had entered the building,
excited the latter to such an extent that
at one time it looked as though an attempt
would be made to rescue lilm by force.
Sergeant Hoc re. who was in charge of
the station, found that he would have to
lescrt to extri me measures to get clear of
nis unwelcome visitors, and ordered out the
reserves, which, nfter some difficulty, suc
ereded in making the crowd leave the sta
tion. The boy's name was then, by request
of Officer Murphy, placed on the blotter,
and an entry made to indicate that he
was charged with vagrancy.
The Olllcer Denounced.
This again angered the crowd, and one
lady, who, umotig othi rs, had re-entered
the station, shook her linger in the officer's
face and denounced him violently. Many
offers to deposit collateral were made, but
all were refused, it being explained by Ser
geant Moore that he was powerless under
the law to accept any other than a real
estate bond. The boy was then locked up,
and the crowd left the station and held an
indignation meeting near by.
Speeches denunciatory of the action of
the officer who made the arrest were made,
and Mr. E. A. Newman went to the home
of Air. Joseph V. I'otts, clerk of the Police
Court, and secured the boy's recognizance
on a real estate bond for $100, and he was '
then released, but the crowd was still un
satislied. and conveyed him to his home in
About twenty citizens volunteered to give
evidence in favor of the boy, but this morn
ing most of them failed lo appear at the
Domi Willi (lit- KnidUli Sparrow*.
T> the Kdltor of The Evening Star:
I read with considerable surprlso the
statement of "Northeafct" in reply to "Ob
server's" statement in The Star, that the
sparrows destroyed thj cherries.
1 know from acttal observation that they
do it. Close by my window I had a fine
cherry tree, from which for some years wo
gathered a tine crop of cherries, but when
the sparrows bream? numerous our cherrlca
bigan to disappear. Time and again my
wife and self sat'at that window and watch
ed the little rascals go from cherry to
cherry and bite out a piece, when, of
course, the cherry was destroyed. This we
eid season after season, until finally they
tecame so numerous and persiste.it in their
destructive work that we ceased to set any
cherries from the 'ree.
1 did everything possible to drive them
a?ay, but in vain.
Moreover, it Is well known that the spar
rcw, both in Europe ar.d America, is a
gramnivorous and not an insectivetous bird.
In Germany so well is this understood that
a bounty Is given for their1 destruction.
In issu the Agricultural Department pub
lished a volume of over 4i*i pages, contain
ing the result of its Investigations as to the
sparrow in all parts of the country. Of 4.W
replies two only were favorable to the spar
row, live partly favorable an 1 partly un
favorable and i:(l wholly unfavorable to the
These answers were from persons who
thoroughly investigated their habits, they
laving dissected the birds and examined
the contents of their crops; and wi-.il: in a
few instances they were found to contain
seme inse-.-ts. the great mass of their con
tents were vegetable. Including nearly all
kinds of small gialti, buds of the cherry,
elm, maple and flowering shrubbery of all
kinds, t rom Gt rmany the repsrt is that it
eats i berries, and in the spring picks off
the bud at the top of cabbage plants and so
destroys the young plants.
Not only that, but the pugnacious little
rascals have driven away nearly all our ln
sectivoious birds and our songsters.
Kor years house wrens nested in my yard,
and protected my shrubbery from insects,
but after two or three seasons' battling
with the sparrows they gave up, and not
one has been seen row for several seasons.
So well is its bad character becoming
known that several of the stares have pass
ed laws to abate the nuisance. In New
York the law provides for punishing any
one who feeds them or puts up bird houses
for them by a year's imprisonment and a
fins of $1,000, and their law for the preser
vation of birds expressly provides that it
shall not apply to the English sparrow
In Ohio they have instituted annual hunts
to destroy the pests, and an account of one
of these hunts now before me records ths
destruction of 8,000 sparrows in one day.
Tiey are a most intolerable nuisance in
every respect; and I am surprised that any
inulligent person at this day will pretend
The man who introduced them with the
mistaken idea th<rf they would destroy the
caterpillar and similar worms so injurious
to our shade and fruit trees, did a great
harm to the country, and if living should
repent "in sackcloth and ashes."
The law of the District Imposes a fine for
their destruction or that of their nest. The
Commissioners and others ought to unite
and get tne law repealed; and on the con
trary 1 would be glad to see a bounty of
fered for their destruction, for they ure an
unmitigated nuisance, and, like the Span
iard, have i.ot a single redeeming trait, not
one. W. C. DODGE.
Mr. Richard Johnson has returned frotp
a fishing trip in the Chesapeake bay. The
catch of blue fish was especially good, and
some of the fish that were caught, to say
nothing of those that were merely hooked,
weighed as much as thirty pounds.
PASSED IIY THE HOUSE.
The Bill to Remove All Political
Yesterday's session of the House was
given to the consideration and passage of
a bill to remove all political disabilities
incurred by the third section of the four
teenth amendment to the Constitution. The
passage of the bill considered by the House
will affect but few persons, since the gen
eral acts passed in President Grant s ad
ministration and many special relief bills
have removed all disabilities, with the ex
ception of those in a few case?.
Mr. Settle, after The Star's report closed,
reviewed the growth of fraternal feeling
between the sections following the ts ar,
when neither loved the other, until the
present, when a united country confronted
the enemy. _ ..
"Her sons," referring to the south, at the
end of the civil war, laid down their arms
in good faith upon the altar of their coun
try. and in the same spirit they now take
their step to the music of the Union. I do
not believe the American people were ever
so united as they are today." Continuing,
he said the American people would free not
only Cuba, but would free themselves, and
"out of this baptism of fire and flood
wherewith we are now being baptized we
shall come forth, I doubt not, new men
and new women, clean every whit, with
sectional hat<3 and sectional bitterness
clean gone forever. That were a confirma
tion devoutly to be wished."
When Mr. Settle concluded several min
utes elapsed before order was restored.
Members from all quarters of the chamber
crowded to the Kentucky member s seat
and congratulated him. Meantime the hall
was filled with the hum of voices in compli
Mr. Parker (N. J.) argued for the bill
and supported the construction of the Con
stitution as advocated by Mr. Grosvenor
and Mr. Hailey affecting the present atti
tude of General Wheeler to the House.
Mr. Lewis (Wash.) read from a morning
paper a purported Interview with Mr.
Overstreet (Ind.), in which he was quoted
as referring to southern states as being
indifferent to the war, after having insisted,
through their representatives, upon pre
cipitating it, and to the failure of some
southern states to fill their quotas as an
intimation of indifference and disloyalty.
Mr. Lewis denounced the sentiment as
Mr. Steele (Ind.) called attention to the
absence of his colleague, but Mr. Lewis dis
avowed any purpose to attack anything
but the sentiment, and proceeded.
Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) interrupted to declare
that "no patriot would father such an in
Representative Henderson (Iowa) aavo
cated the passage of the bill. He thought
the time propitious for it to be acted upon,
and his hope was that the vote might be
Mr. Fleming (Ga.) was proceeding to dis
cuss the Overstreet interview and had pro
nounced it utterly absurd and false, when
he was called to order as not speaking to
In the course of a brief speech support
ing the bill Mr. Linney (N. C.) paid a trib
ute to the late Ensign Worth Bagley, who
died at Cardenas, "as none but the noblest
heroes die." .
Messrs. Simpson (Kan.) and Broderick
(Kan.) supported the bill.
Mr. Cannon (111.) also spoke for the bill,
and it was then passed unanimously.
CASH IX THE TREASl IIY.
Increase of the Public- Debt Onlnrf to
The monthly statement of the public debt
shows that at the close of business May 31
the public debt, less cash in the treasury,
amounted to $1,037,773,7(50, an increase over
last month of $19,341,108. This Increase is
due to expenditures on account of the war.
The debt is recapitulated as foUows:
Interest-bearing debt, $847,367,410; debt
on which interest has ceased since maturi
ty, $1,-04,850; debt bearing no interest,
$384,8*0,315; total, $1,233,528,575. This,
however, does not include $503,709,1)33 in
certificates and treasury notes outstanding,
which are offset by an equal amount of
cash in the treasury.
The cash in the treasury Is classified as
follows: Gold, $207,701,2<B; silver, $514,072,
039; paper. $09,489,307; bonds, deposits In
national banks, disbursing officers' bal
ances, etc.. $29,807,098; total, $821,070,309,
against which there are demand liabilities
outstanding amounting to $025,315,554, leav
ing a net cash balance in the treasury of
ASKING FOIl REPEAL.
Cltlscns' Association Central Com
mittee ou IllKlmay Extrusion Act.
The following petition has been forward
ed to the Senate by the central committee
of the Citizens' Association, praying for
the repeal of the highway extension act:
"The land included in streets and ave
nues, by the maps left on record under the
proposed partial repeal of the act of 1893,
Is practically controlled for public purposes
and is so noted on abstracts of title. This
would not be injurious, however remote in
the future the approach of the city may be
for much of the land involved, save for two
reasons. The amount of the land taken
for avenues and streets and reservations is
in excess of what is usual or profitable in
suburban towns, the highways, streets and
reservations on the maps being platted
upon a national, and not a local basis, the
streets ranging from 10o feet wide to ninety
feet of width, with none less than ninety
feet, with additional land demanded for ex
tensive reservations. The change in the
act contemplated by the Senate committee
practically means that an owner shall not
subdivide unless he gives nearly twice as
much land for streets and reservations as
would be required on a business basis, and
the land thus demanded is Indicated In
many cases without regard to topography
or economy in subdividing and grading.
"These heavy exactions on a national
basis from those who may hereafter sub
divide are not compensated for in any par
ticular. The Senate committee's report
strikes out all provisions for clearing up
the Irregular subdivisions now lying be
tween the unsubdivlded country and the
city. Thus the hardships of the act of 1893
are left, while tht one benefit It promised
I to the unsubdlvided districts is taken away.
They are left Without an urban base, and
the load of a national subdivision, too great
i to be assumed by the nation and the mu
| nicipal government together, is calmly
i placed upon the shoulders of the suburban
farm and lot owner.
"Much property is made unavailable by
the maps which the Senate committee pro
poses to have of record. The report implies
that this happens only from condemnation
proceedings, and so proposes to repeal that
part of the act of 1893." t
Colored Regiment of Immuuea.
The patriotism of the colored men will
he shown next week by the completion of
the 1st United States ColortJ Volunteer
Regiment for service in the war of the
United States against Spain, with R. D.
Ruftin as colonel. The regiment will turn
out on the streets In full force. They have
now established recruiting offices on H and
14th streets northeast, 3d and C street#
southwest, and on R between 11th and 12th
streets northwest. Their headquarters and
armory will be In Green's Hall on Pennsyl
vania avenue between 17th and 18th streets
northwest. The hall will be ready for oc
cupancy by the regiment next week. All
the vacancies In offices will b? filled Satur
day night. This Is an immune regiment,
which Is expected to be sworn In as soon
as organized, and will be commanded chief
ly by colored officers. Arrangements have
been made for a meeting at tSe Samaritan
Hall, on I street between 1st arid 2d streets,
tomorrow night, at which time Dr. C. B.
Purvis, L. M. Saunders, Lawyer E. L. Gles
and others, Including members sf Congress,
will be present to make addcesses. Col.
Ruffln Is doing all within his reach to have
his regiment complete and ready for ser
vice next week.
AFFAIRS IN ALEXANDRIA
Inquiry Made at Cemetery Concerting
Tomb of Stranger Buried in 1816.
Mystery In Connection With the Cane
to lie Explained?General and
Evening Star Bureau,
No. S29 King Street,
Bell Telephone No. 1'"V
ALEXANDRIA, Va.. June 2, IS".IS.
Sunday last a lady and gentleman visited
St Paul's cemetery, where the "female
stranger's" remains are interred, and in
quired of Superintendent Emanuel Webb
in regard to the tomb. The lady stated
that the "stranger" was a connection of
hers, and that she was the wife of a British
officer, who had married her in opposition to
the wishes of his family. The officer and
his wife never returned to England, hut
he left Alexandria after the burial of his
wife and went to France. The lady in
formed Superintendent Webb that in the
near future she would return to Alexandria
and impart to him a history of the inci
The "stranger" having been buried since
1SN3, she said, it should not be concealed
any longer. An interesting story is ex
pected when it Is told.
Mr. Joseph M. Ager of Washington and
Miss Charlotte A. McCann of this city were
married last night at St. Mary's parsonage
at 8 o'clock by Kev. Father Cutler. A
large number of friends of the contracting
parties witnessed the ceremony.
Mr. Charles Birke and Miss Josephine
Bofilman, both of Washington, were mar
ried at St. Mary's parsonage last
night at t> o'clock. The brother of
the groom, Mr. Bert Birke, acted as best
man, and the bride was attended by her
sister. Miss J. Bohlman. After the mar
riage the happy couple took the (!:!;."> train
for Washington, where they will reside.
Mayor George L. Simpson this morning
disposed of the following cases in the police
court: Wm. Jackson, EJgar Lewis and
John Smoot; charged with disorderly con
duct and fighting; Jackson and Lewis dis
missed, and Smoot lined Annie Brant
mann and Sadie Bush; charged with being
disorderly and fighting; fined J2.ji> each.
Eva Cliase; charged with being disorderly
and lighting; lined
Funeral of Mr. Peyton.
The funeral of the late Conrad Peyton
took place from his mother's residence yes
terday afternoon. The services were con
ducted by Rev. J. T. Williams, assisted by
Rev. Clarence Ball. The interment was in
Union cemetery. The pallbearers were:
Messrs. K. Kemper, Jr., William Wiikins,
Rirhurd Gibson, Frank Beckham, Milton
Watkins and J. B. Gaddis.
Lead Pipe Thieves.
Mr. Hugh Slrider, who keeps a second
hand store under the old City Hotel, yes
terday entered his cellar and discovered
that some one had stolen about i2T> worth of
lead pipe. He at onee reported the same
to Officer Banner Young. So far the police
have been unable to locate either the thief
or the pipe.
John, alias Nubby, Henderson was driv
ing a fish wtgon near the Southern depot
yesterday evenii g, when Ills horse took
fright and ran away, throwing Henderson
out and breaking his leg. Later he was
taken to the Alexandria Infirmary, where
the broken bone was given proper atten
(jicnernl and Personal.
Mr. Frank Power is quite sick at his
home in West End.
Mr. Milton Watkins is ill at his residence
In West End. *
Rev. Father Cutler has returned from
There was a slight fire at Mr. Wm. Des
mond's residence, on North Pitt street,
A carriage broke down on North Fairfax
street this morning, and two ladi>? who
w ere occupants narrowly escaped being
Reports come to police headquarters near
ly every day of petty thievery in and about
Miss Mary Millers of this city is visiting
Lloyd Simmons, charged with promoting
policy ni Alexandria county, was commit
ted to jail this morning to await trial,
which will take place Saturday morning
before Justice Sellers.
Personul llonda Aeeepted.
"Not guilty," v as the plea of Belle Lewis,
colored, when arraigred in Judge Soott's
ccurt this morning on a charge of profanity
on the Piney Branch read.
"This woman was put off a Brightwood
car last night," said Policeman Mitchell,
"and she was so disorderly that I arrested
her. Belle is a hard-working woman, but
yesterday she had business in the cily, and
she drank too much."
"Then you think a reprimand will be suf
"What's the trouble?" Judge Scott asked
"I came to the city yesterday to get a
pair of shoes," site said, "and on my way
home I asked the conductor to put me off
at Piney Branch road."
"Had you been drinking?"
"No, sir." the woman answered; and she
er deavored to tell the difference between
taking a little beer and drinking.
"If I take your personal bond, what will
"I'll go out to my service place and stay
In consideration of the good name given
Belle by the officer the was released on her
Each Pleads Guilty.
"We are guilty," was the response of
Henry Marshall, colored, when arraigned in
the Police Court this morning on a charge
"Speak for yourself, please," he was told.
"I'm guilty, too," interrupted Adeline
Brown, his female friend.
Policeman Heard explained that he had
arrested the defendants, whom he found in
a vacant house on A street southeast. '
Henry and his companion went down for
Remembering: the Dead.
As has been customary, the Knights of
No. 134 Union, Knights of St. John, will
this year decorate the graves of their dead
at the different cemeteries. The following
committee for the purpose has been ap
pointed; A. J. Ronsples, John F. Connor,
William Harnedy and D. S. Sheahan. The
graves In Congressional and Holy Rood
cemeteries will be decorated Saturday, June
4, and at Mount Olivet at 3:30 p.m., June
The District Commissioners have been in
formed that the controversy between Mrs.
Frank Wright and Mr. G. A. Hundley over
the location by the latter of a wood and
ccal yard near Mrs. Wright's property in
Mt. Plrasant has been amicably adjusted
by the parties in interest,
Too busy this week lo cull out
At Ma.hn & Co.'s "remnants" for our regular Fri
day sale of odds ami ends, on
3 Shoe Stores. account of our ?"22(1 Anniversary
Sale." Instead of "remnants" we
slsall offer the greatest shoe bar
gains of our 22 years' career in fresh up-to-date shoes in all styles
and all sizes. < )f course we cannot say we shall have all sizes all
the day long, so get m as early in the forenoon as possible.
$11 Oxfords for 68c?
A lucky purchase of 2.500 pairs of usual dollar Oxfords under
price enables us to offer the greatest bargain of the season. These
are in excellent styles and shapes, splendid wearers, (O)
and shown in Chocolate and Black, in all sizes from
2\ to 8. Choice of lot. 0
Mon's. Roys' and Children's I^irst Qual
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loather innfr sole and
rubber molded or cor
rugated outer aules.
Ladles' and Misses* Hla?'k and Tan Kid
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DEATH OF THOS. \V. KEENE.
Tlie Widely Known Actor Hid Not
Itnlly After ? Snrgiral Operation.
Thos. W. Keene. the tragedian, died yes
terday afternoon at an infirmary at Tomp
kinsville, S. I. An operation for appendi
citis was performed on him last Saturday,
and although it seemed successful, Mr.
Keene never rallied, but gradually sunk
until the end came. His real n:'.tne was
Eagleson, and his wife, brother and sister
were with him at his death. Xlr. Keen*
was fifty-ei>;ht years old. and hH<! been
upon the stage for nearly forty years. He
made his first appearance in the old Bow
ery in New York city when that playhouse
was under ths management of John
Brougham. After leaving Brougham he
played Henry IV with J. H. Hackett. When
Daly's Theater was Wood's Museum he
played in the fairous stock company which
ircluded Frank Mayo, Frank Chanfrau an-1
Willie Fdouin among its members.
He was leading man in the California
Theater, Sin Francisco, for several years,
and supported Booth there, with John Mc
Cullough, Harry Edwards. Lawrence B r
rett and Frank Banes. When Modjessa
made her debut in California Keene w?e
a'so her leading man. He was also leading
man at the National Theater in this city.
One of his greatest successes was made at
the Boston Theater as Coupeau In "Drink,"
Charles Reade's dramatization of Zola's
"L'Assommoir." His most famous role,
however, was Richard III. the twenty-flve
ht.ndredth p?rformance of which he cele
biated in Providence a few weeks ago. He
has been starred in Shakespearean an.1
other standard plays for the past fifteen
years, and was one of the few who have
been financially successful. His acting,
though marred by many mannerisms,
was vigorous and earnest, and his reading:
wire always intelligent and evidenced the
result of careful thought. For the past
two years Mr. Keene has been manage!
by Mr. Char'.es B. Hanford of this city,
who has played opposite parts to him. Mr.
Hanford had booked next season complete
ly. the tour extending to the Pacific coast.
He was much grieved at receiving a dis
patch announcing Mr. Keene's death, and
left last night for New York.
Mr. Keene left a widow and two children
?a daughter, the wife of Edwin Arden.
who is now in Paris, and a son, who is now
about twenty-one years of age. Mr. Keene
was one of the most popular men in the
dramatic profession. He was devoted to
his wife and children, and never so hippy
as when with them at his home on S'atcn
Island, which is a quaint old house, over
100 years old.
One of his ambitions was to live to see
the day when there should be a national
theater and school of acting. He wrote to
President McKinley about their establish
ment, but nothing ever resulted from bis
Mr. Keene was a Mason, a member of
Naval Lodge, No. <K?, F. and A. M... of
Court-Mnrtlnl at Fort Myer.
A general court-martial is in session at
Fort Myer, Va., for the trial of such per
sons as may be brought before it.
The detail for the court is: Capt. M. M.
Macomb. 7th Artillery; Capt. Henry R.
Lemly, 7th Artillery; Capt. Victor 11.
Bridgman, Gth Artillery; Second Lieutenant
E. D'A. Pearce, 6th Artillery; Second Lieu
tenant James F. Brady. 7th Artillery; Sec
ond Lieutenant Willard D. Newblll, 7th Ar
tillery; First Lieutenant Elisha S. Benton,
7th Artillery, judge advocate.
Additional I'liyxlciail to the I'oor.
Dr. Walter K. Beatty has been appoint
ed by the District Commissioners an addi
tional physician to the poor, vice Dr. John
A. Drawbaugh. deceased, at a monthly sal
ary of 130. The Commissioners have or
dered that hereafter calls for physicians to
the poor shall be left at the various police
stations, instead of at the residences of the
A Slfcnlflennt Admlaiion.
The statement from Madrid of the acute
neBS of the financial stringency there, and
the plain Intimation that the Bank of Spain
and consequently Spain were nearing the
end of their financial resources, are re
garded at the State Department as of more
real significance than many of the stories
of battles on land and sea that have been
coming over the cables for the past few
weeks. The effect of this notice may be to
hasten the operations against Porto Rico,
lest the prize slip from our grasp through
a sudden and unexpected termination of
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