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The Hecht Credit
# Way enables you to
buy what you wish
and pay weekly or
The Hecht Steres
are admittedly the
coolest and moat rf?
comfortable la
's to Be a Week of
And prices have been so reduced and the offerings throughout the house are so seasonably at
tractive that we anticipate the quickest summer selling we have yet had. We'd suggest that your visit
be made early in the week?and come expecting to make every dollar do the service of two.
O ?
Every Wash Skirt in the House
Placed firs Two Lots.
Includes every grade up to the finest, and in a wide variety of styles and kinds?piques, cham
bravs, lirens, ducks?many of them elaborately trimmed with inserting, applique and braid, flare and
flounce. The selling prices the season through have been as high as $4.00 and $5.00 in many cases.
Every skirt must be sold?and they have been divided into two lots, at prices which are mere frag
ments of their worth.
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One Lot 59c,
One Lot 99c,
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to 9
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to 9
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Two Lots of Wrappers
Which Should Bring You
Here Early Tomorrow.
p i*
Beautiful new
White Lawn
h andsom e 1 y
made with deep
flounces, some
lace and some
Swiss embroid
ered yokes,
some with
yokes and bre
telles of fine
lucks. Every
wrapper is per
fect fitting and
made in a su
perior manner
?worth up to*
A special lot
0 f Wrappers,
very attractive
ly made of
good grade
1 a w n , batiste
and percale,
w i t h flounce,
tastefully trim
med with em
broidery and
lace and ruffled
yoke. Many of
these wrappers
sold as high as
$1.48 ? none
less than 98c.
<6 9c,
Your Saving Will Be
Greatest in the
Dry Goods Department.
Here's where the clearing-out prices mean
most to you?and to us. You'll find most of the
dry goods itemized below priced at less than
half the smallest of the season's prices. Surely
there's inducement there to crowd the depart
ment to its limit tomorrow.
Fine Organdies, Dotted
Swisses, Dimities and Corded
Lawns; good assortment of
colors; the trades sold at
1-M!<-?., liH1. and 25c.?
Dotted Henriettas, full yard
wide; red, light blue and pink
grounds, with Mack dot; the
grade sold at 35c.?
Special offer of a case of
Outing Flannel: very good
quality, and sold always at
6c. yard?
White India Linen, very fine
and sheer quality, double fold.
This popular fabric has al
ways sold at 12Va<?. a yard?
. Yard.
Several odd lots of Dress
Ginghams of excellent qual
ity; u number of colors; for
merly selling at 10c. and
STkc. Yard.
Case of Bleached Muslin,
full yard wide, free from
dressing; extra good quality
and the grade you've paid 8c.
O * I
Leaders since 1867.
Indeed it is the Greatest Sale of Highest=Qrade Pho=
tographic Goods Ever Held,
And the greatest crowds of buyers that ever thronged a Photographic Department have been
surging in and out here all day.
The prices quoted seemed almost incredible, linked with such well-known brands of
Cameras and Sundries. But the ANTHONY'S, in whose warerooms the fire occurred
months ago, are the most extensive suppliers of the trade in the country?so the best in
graphic line was touched by smoke and water, if not by flame.
With first choice of the stock, naturally we selected the goods in the best condition?
a smirching, nothing is harmed in this entire collection?which includes Plates, Cameras,
Lamps, Tripods, Photographic Mounts, Printing Frames, Fiber Trays, etc.
Plates and
some two
the Photo
and barring
We will not guarantee the Plates, though
we hare made random tests and proved
them to he in perfect condition. But they
are sold to you In original packages, and
we cannot ?s*umc any responsibility.
The Plates Include New York Standard,
Seeds (26 Extra and 27 Gilt Edge), Cramer
Crown, Banner, Stanley and Carbutt.
Regular pri<*e, 15c... 9c. doz.
Sire 3ttx3>4.
Regular pri^e, 33c.
115c. doz.
as, 33c 11 5c. doz.
Regular price, 52c... II 9c. doz.
Size 4>-ix4'i.
Regular price, 48c
19c. doz.
i ReguUr*priire, 88c 29C. dOZ.
29c. doz.
< r
* f
Size 5*7.
lt< gular price, 83c.
Sire 5x8.
Regular price, $1.00
Sire f.iixS4.
Regular price, $1.39.
Sire 8x10.
Hfgular price, $2.10.
35c. doz.
45c. doz.
The Cameras are uninjured, and of the
very latest models. Included among the
various makes are: Bullard Cameras,
Wizard Cameras. Premo Cameras, Cyko
Reko Cameras. Pony Premo Cameras. Ascot
Cameras, Gundlach "Cameras, Pocc Cameras,
Vldl Cameras, Imperial Cameras. East
man's Eureka Cameras, Eastman s Eureka,
Jr., Cameras.
Billiard Cameras, Cycle and Box. with
bellows and shutter; take pictures 4x5;
listed at $10. SPECIAL C3>
PRICE <4><0>. B <?>
Eastman's Eureka. Jr., Cameras, take
pictures 3Viix3H; listed at $1.25. >1
Eastman's Eureka No. 2 Cameras, take
pictures listed at $4. ffi 11 *T) S
Wizard A Cameras, take pictures 4x5;
listed at $10. SPECIAL C.A *T) S
P<>nv Premo E Cameras, take pictures 4x
Pony Premo Xo. 2 Cameras, with carrying
cases: take pictures 4x5: listed Effi*
Cycle Wizard C Cameras, with double
lens; take pictures 4x5; listed at C /I
Ascot Folding Cameras, take pictures
5x7; listed at $16. SPECIAL
Bullard No. 48 Cameras, take pictures
riucE,s,.w1.at. .*!8....s!'?: $6.50
Billiard Magazine Cameras, take pictures
4x5: listed at $20. $30 ami $40. rt??7
Bullard Cycle No. 64 Cameras, with car
rvlng rases; take pictures 5x7;
listed at $,!5. SPECIAL
Premo No. 3 C-ameras, with carrying cases;
take pictures 4x5; listed at $12. <5/1 Sl(\
with carrying case; listed at ?2 (fulfil
Climax Double Print Rollers;
regular price, 25c. each. SPE- fl H
CIAL PRICE 11 lit.
Fiber Trays: size 4x5: Just a little
corchedt regular
* ? ^uni n nil ?r
scorchedj regular price. 12c. each,
FIl?er Trays; size '5x7; scorched a
little: regular price, 18c. SPECIAL
Fiber Trays; size 8x10; scorched
a little; regular price, 35c. each, fl
Brighton Tripods: regular price, 1)
Triplex Jr. Trljxds; regular A (rt)/-.
price. $1. SPECIAL PRICE. .... 4VC.
Dark-room Lamps: regular price, J|
Printing Frames; size 2<Ax2H; "T) _
regular price, 10c. SPECIAL PRICE
Printing Frames; size 3%x3^; 5
regular price, 10c. SPECIAL PRICE wC.
Printing Frames; slxe 4x5; regu- C
lar price, 10c. SPECIAL PRICE... SC.
Printing Frames; size 4x5; extra
heavy; regular price, 25c. SPE
price"!......8.PEC.'.AL Sc.
Quantities are rapidly diminishing?indeed, the lines may become exhausted almost any moment
PenmsyIvan5a Avenue and Seventh Street.
Police Ordered to Make a Thorongb
? In vent illation.
Fire of unknown origin was discovered
In premises 7o7 12th street shortly after b
o'clock last evening by Policeman Thomp
son of the first precinct. The officer's at
tention was first attracted by noticing a
light on the first ?:oor of the house, and
runnipg a^r jss the street and bursting open
the closed door, he found the rear room
on the first fioor, which is occupied by Dr.
J. W. Stewart, a dentist, to be filled with
fire, lie ran to box 135, 11th and G streets,
and stnt In an alarm, which brought en
g'.ne companies H, 2, 6 and 1; trucks C
and D, and chemical engine No. 1, also As
sistant Chiefs Wagner and Belt.
Foreman Harper and his men, of Xo. 1
Chemical tngine Company, extinguished
the flames In the room on the first fioor In
short order, and quickly put out a fire
^hich was discovered on the third floor.
The fire on the fir? floor was an unusually
hot one, and the whole room was filled
with flame and smoke when the firemen
reached the Bcene. After the two flres were
extinguished Chiefs Belt and Wagner en
deavored to ascertain their cause, but were
unable to do so. There was no evidence
that the Are on the first floor had made Its
y to the third floor, and there was no
fire on the second floor. In the opinion of
Chiefs Belt and Wagner there were two
distinct flres In ths house.
The house Is rented by Mrs. Annie Bar
rick, who conducts a boarding house, and
she stated that at (he time the flames were
discovered there whs no one in it, and that
the house had been locked up. She report
ed to the police that the sum of $37. which
she said she had placed In an envelope In
a bureau drawer in the burned room on the
third floor, was missing, and a roomer In
the house stated that he had lost a pair of
tiousers and a coat, valued at $20. It
was learned today, however, that the miss
ing clothing has been found, and that Mrs.
Barrick had lost but $'27. It is believed
that the loss on the house and furniture
will hardly exceed $500.
Major Svlvester has directed the police
to thoroughly investigate the fire, and Fire
Marshal Drew, by direction of Chief Dut
ton, is also making an investigation. Chief
Dutton today wrote Foreman Harper, com
mending him and his men for their very
quick and effective work. One of the
horses attached *.o engine No. 2 fell while
passing F street at 11th street, but sus
tained no injury.
Pretender Write* to French General*.
In the course of a speech at a prize dis
tribution in Auxonne, France, yesterday
Qen. Andre, the minster of war, made a
sensation by declaring that the command
ers of the various army corps had received
letters from one of the pretenders designed
to seduce them, from their duty, but the
fact that the letters had been sent on to
him proved the army to be loyal to the re
public. Gen. Andre did not say whether
the pretender in person was Bourbon or
Bonapartist. ,
Crased bf Fever.
James Brown, thirty years old, was
brought here Saturday night from Fair
mount, W. Va., by his brother, Frank
Brown of 306 4% street southwest, and
turned over to the sixth precinct police
because he was believed to be Insane. Drs.
Marbury and Mayfleld, police surgeons,
examined the man and found him suffer
ing from an attack of typhoid fever. The
fever had unbalanced his mind. The sick
man was removed to Providence Hospital,
where he is under treatment.
Southern Oil.
From the Springfield Republican.
The owners of the oil wells In Texas are
facing a most serious problem in finding
ready markets for their product. There 14
a prodigious quantity of oil, so much that
they do not know what to do with it. The
gushers can fill 70,000 barrels a day, but
the shipment amounts to only 80,000 bar
rels a day. Transportation facilities ktt
inadequate and must be enlaued. Every
effort is being made to ioty? the transpor
tation problem, and doubtless ths com
panies jrlli do tt successfully. Pips lines
between the fields and New Orleans and
Houston are being rapidly laid, while lines
of tank steamers to ply between Texas
1 and foreign ports are being arranged tor
to enlarge the foreign market tor the oiL
> 1." . f t ?
Oaotatlom at the Flik Market?Sev
enty Thoslind Melons Received
at I th?| Wharf.
There Is believed to be but lltle danger
of another shojrtagj* in the ice supply of
the city this season, as the ice house* have
a plentiful s^ply | on band and several
largo vessels are at the wharves unloading.
Yesterday the schooner Merom, which
sailed from Bath August 7 with 1,072 tons
of ice, was brought into port by the tug
William H. Ykes, Jr., and tbe big schooner
John W. Elwell, with 1,602 tons, is reported
to be in the river bound up. She also sailed
from Bath August 7. The Bayard Barnes,
with 1,384 tons. Is due at the capes as is
the schooner Charles K. Schull, boti hav
ing sailed from the Maine ice fields August
8. These vessels are all consigned to the
American Ice Company except the Schull,
which goes to the Purity Company.
The supply of bay and sea fish received
by the dealers at the wharf this morn.ng
from the fisheries about Virginia Beach ana
Old Point was not large, the Norfolk line
steamer having brought up but 50 pacK
ages. Of river fish but two or three barrels
have been received since Saturday, l no
demand this morning was fair and prices
were: Gray trout, $5 Per barrel; butter
fish, $2 to *4 per barrel; blueftsh, 4c. per
pound; mackerel, 12VsC? per pound; rocK,
boiling, 9 to 12c. per pound; rock, pan, 0 to
8c. per pound; white perch, 5 to loc. per
pound; sturgeon, 8 to 10c. per pound, cat
fish, 20 to 30c. per bunch; eels, zo to .wc.
per bunch, and porgies, carp and drum, ij
to 30c. each. Hard crabs are in demand
and are bringing $1 to $1.50 per barrel.
There was a full supply of watermelons
from Virginia and Maryland points on sa e
at the oyster wharf this morning. This
morning there were on hand about iU.UUU
melons of all grades, and prices were
somewhat lower than last week, selects
selling at $12 to $15; primes, $0 to $8, and
culls, $3 and $4 per hundred.
Quantities of Virginia granite, from tne
quarries on the Alexandria county ?'ue of
the river opposite Georgetown, arc being
shipped to various points for building Pur
poses. Saturday the tug Minerva towed
to Alexandria two bcows laden witn large
blocks of the stone, and at the wharf or
Wm. A. Smoot & Co. they were Placed on
flat cars for shipment on the Southern
The new plant of the Old Dominion glass
works, on the river front above Alex
andria, will begin operations September 3.
A large vessel laden with sand from the
Severn river, Maryland, is loading, for the
new company. It Is stated a wharf will
shortly be built In front of the property of
the company near the old canal.
Matters of General Interest.
The longboat Kate Miller, belonging to
Messrs. Carter & Clark, has been launched
from the marine-railway at Burnetts boat
yard, having been given a thorough over
hauling. She will at once go into commis
sion, and will sail for a river point to load
cord wood for the market. ,
' Quantities of tobacco in hogsheads are
now being brought, to Alexandria from the
river counties! -of.^Maryland and \ irginia
for shipment to the tobacco warehouses *ln
Baltimore. On her last trip the steamer
Kent broughv up about twenty hogsheads,
and Saturday the little Jteamer Harry
Loder, from Parnrtngton, Md., and Piscat
away creek, brought about ten hogsheads.
The small sand: sucker owned by Mr.
John Miller Is on marine railway at the
boat yard foot of llth street to have her
hull examined an<J caulked. Other repair
work Is to b* dope to the machine, and it
will be several days before she is ready to
go into service- n
The Dar Department officials are ship
ping large Quantifies of supplies of all
kinds to Fort. Washington and Fort Hunt
for use during tha. fall and winter. Today
the steamer Estelle Rajidall took to the
forts about fifty bags of sugar and a large
quantity of clothing and other supplies.
The work of supplying the light station
on Chesapeakfe bay and its tributaries with
coal and wood for bonstimptlon during the
winter is still going on. The tender Holly
left Baltimore Saturday with her second
load of fuel for distribution, and the serv
ing of the stations will continue until each
has a full supply.
The large flattie belonging to Mr. Henry
Thomfordt took a large pleasure party out
on the river Saturday evening.
The little steam launch Doc Ray, which
has been hauled out on the small marine
railway at Alexandria for general repairs,
was put overboard Saturday and brought
up to this city.
The bark Boydstone, which loaded a car
go of soft coal at Georgetown, has arrived
at Boston, her port of destination.
The longboat Lottie Carter is to be hauled
out on the marine railway at Bennett's
boat yard for general repairs from stem to
The Passing Craft.
The four-masted schooner Edith G. Fol
well is anchored off Alexandria. She is
supposed to have asphaltum on board.
The two-masfed schooner Murray Van
diver, with a cargo of about 80,000 feet of
Virginia pine boards, has arrived for T.
R. Riley & Co.. and will discharge cargo
at the wharf foot of O street southwest.
The Bchooner I. A. Moore, having un
loaded her cargo of lumber, has sailed for
a lower river port and will reload.
The Mary A. Shea arrived in port yes
terday evening with a full cargo of pine
wood for Carter & Clark.
The bugeye Endeavor is at Alexandria
and will there load a cargo of general sup
plies for a river point.
The schooner Magic, with a cargo of
about 178,000 shingles from Newbern, N.
C., is in port for Johnson & Wimsatt.
The schooner Alice Holbrook, with a
cargo of about 1,200 tons of soft coal from
the Winshlp-Meredlth piers at Georgetown,
has sailed for Boston.
The tug General G. Mott, with two light
barges In tow, sailed for Norfolk Satur
I day evening.
The schooner R. and T. Hargraves, with
a cargo of coal from Georgetown, has ar
rived at Boston, her destination.
The schooner Sidney Jones and the long
boat Mary Frances are in port with full
cargoes of cord wood for the dealers here,
i The schooner Mary, having unloaded her
cargo of lumber, has sailed for Norfolk
and will there Joad.
The schooner Carrie C. Pinto, laden with
20,000 feet of Virginia pine lumber for
I Johnson & Wimsatt, has arrived in port
and is discharging her cargo.
j The Lady Shelton, having on board a
cargo of cord wood, arrived in port Sat
urday evening.
The Lily May has completed the un
loading of her cargo of wood and has
sailed for a river point to reload.
The bugeye Navahoe, having loaded a
miscellaneous cargo at Alexandria, has
?&il?Cl? ?? >
The schoojief Rate Wilson has sailed for
the lower Poton^c and will load back to
this port. ? }j ?tl #
Marcellas paUff Held Responsible for
Alb**)* frwUM' Death.
Seventeen ^colored witnesses appeared at
the Inquest fi*M today in the case of Albert
Hawkins, c$p**d? who was stabbed to
death Friday night at Deanwood Park by
Marcellus Coles. Sergeant J. E. Hartman,
who arrested Coles and recovered the
weapon, haj? tiad1 charge of the investiga
tion, several, of ttte officers under him serv
ing as asslskht^
Marcellus CoMs was given a seat In the
room wher?'Hh^e Jury assembled to listen
to the testirficfay? Sergeant Hartman called
the witnessfetf a?*'they were wanted,* while
Detective Flatfteirs, who is a witness In the
case, was also on hand. It was claimed by
some of the witnesses that Frank and
Hattie Daley, husband and wife, had
trouble with Coles and that Hawkins ap
peared, |n the capacity of peacemaker. It
was while ne was so acting, the witnesses
declared, that he was stabbed.
After hearing the testimony of the wit
nesses the Jury returned a verdict holding
Coles responsible for th? killing of Haw
kins. He was thereupon committed to jail
Demand a Doable Tariff System
A Berlin dispatch says: The standing
committee of, the German agricultural
oouncil has adopted a resolution demanding
the double tariff .system in the case of agri
cultural products. For Instance, the reso
lution calks tor a minimum tariff of Q
marks on grain products and higher rates
for animals, dairy products and vegetables.
Rale in Force Regarded as Establish
ed?Reaaona Why Present Names
Should Be Retained.
Four additional protests against changing
the names of thy streets of the suburbs
were received by the District Commission
ers this morning. One of these is from
Mary E. Cowell of No. 102 1st street,
Ithaca, N. Y., who writes: "1 wish to
enter a solemn protest against changing
the name of Tale street to Channing. It
will cause no end cf confusion."
Mason N. Richardson of 1846 Wyoming
avenue writes as follows to the Commis
"In response to t ne published request for
suggestions or objections in connection
with the list of new names of streets, I
desire to urge most earnestly that the
name of Wyoming avenue be not changed.
I base my objection to the proposed change
upon the following grounds:
"If it is desired, as appears to be the
case, to secure sequence and uniformity
of Initial letter, it is noted that Wyoming
avenue Is a direct continuation of what
would be W street, so that nothing would
be lost to the harmony ot the 'plan* by re
taining a name fixed in the public mind.
'In the nomenclature of Washington
streets there is no rule, not even the one
new proposed, better established than the
on.3 that all the -states of the Union should
be represented. In the change no provision
Is anywhere made for Wyoming, ana tnls
state is stricken from the list, possibly
never again to appear. There is no reason
why ir. should disappear. It is euphonious
and sweet sounding?not to be given lightly
away for the proposed name 'Wirt.
Change Regarded as Unwise.
"I* it is suggested that the name 'Wyo
ming' is not to be abandoned, but at Bome
future time, possibly the name may be
bestowed on some street yet to arise from
some future subdivision, I would urge that
it is unwise to disutrb existing conditions
upon such a contingency. The street is
now logically and locally named
"I mean no disrespect to Mr. W lrt, ana
his memory will suffer no shock, nor will
he be displaced in the plan if Wyoming is
retained. I say this for I see by the pro
posed nomenclature that in Blair Heights
and In Kalorama Heights U street is
changed to Wirt street. As I have said.
Wyoming avenue Is not a continuation 01
U street, but of W street?let Mr. Wirt have
U street, Wyoming should stand.
"Then again, Wyoming avenue has be
come a thoroughfare, as it joins the only
natural outlet west of 16th street to Wash
ington Heights and the country beyond. It
is worthy of the dignity of the name. It
has. in this way. become better known as
such by this name than any other street
in this section.
"I trust that these reasons may have
conclusive force and that your better Judg
ment will be to retain Wyoming upon our
list of streets."
Name of ftniney Street.
L. P. Flcklen has written to the Com
missioners protesting against the chang
ing of the name of Qulncy street to Qulnn
place. He states that he was one of the
first residents and that he sees many ob
jections to the proposed change. Continu
ing. Mr. Ficklen says:
"I was one of the first residents of that
street, which, at the time was almost un
known to the people at large, and it took
five or six years for the majority of the
people in the city to become familiar with
its whereabouts. It was necessary when
ever a purchase was made at any store or
market, with the direction to send It to
Quincy street, to invariably inform the
persons where Quincy street was. Like
wise strangers coming to the city found it
almost impossible to locate the street.
"Now that this annoyance is to a large
extent eliminated for the reason that the
public has become acquainted with its
location, it is proposed to change it to
Quinn place, and, therefore, it will prob
ably take another five years for the public,
the hack drivers and the car conductors to
become familiar enough with the location
of Qulnn place to be able to intelligently
direct any one to it. If, for instance, a
stranger should arrive In town and make
inquiries as to where .Quinn place wa#. he
might spend a whole day in a fruitless
"The initial letter of the two names is
the same. Quincy is better known than
Quinn, and what possible advantage could
be derived from the proposed change I am
at a loss to see, and, as before stated. It
is an annoyance to have to give a verbal
diagram every time a purchase is made or
a person desires to know where a certain
street is. Quincy street being between Q
and R streets, is really a continuation or
what Corcoran street is in the northwest
ern part of the city, and as that is, and
has been for a long time, a well-known
street, I should think that if any change
is to be made it might be to the latter
name, in which case any one familiar with
the city would know at once where the
street was. I trust that before the pro
posed change to Quinn place is decided
upon that you will take the matter into
Other Thoroughfare*.
James B. Wimer writes in a similar
strain relative to the changing of the name
of S street and of Wyoming and Kalorama
"It Is hoped that serious and mature
consideration will be given, he saj s, to
the matter of changing the names of the
streets in the Connecticut Avenue Heights
subdivision. There appears to be no ne
cessity for the changes suggested.
"S street is so emphatically S street
and so clearly defined on a direct and true
parallel alignment with all of the unlet
tered streets from Brentwood road
"through the entire length of the city to
Florida avenue and thence to Massa
chusetts avenue extended, that it would
seem If there is any occasion for airy
ohanee whatever, the only Justifiable one
wou"d be S street extended. This is the
only change which would avoid confusion
and follow up the line of what has always
been customary in similar extensions?the
only change, If there is to be any, that
will receive the unprotested sanction of
any of those owning property on this
street west of Wisconsin avenue.
"Bancroft place, Le Roy place and
Phelps place are all pleasant, euphonious
names and acceptable to all. They are
short and dignified thoroughfares and are
for limited distances only, and it is not
felt that these changes are called for.
They would be a detriment rather than
an advantage. There seems to be no ob
jection to those interested to Phelps place
being designated as 22d street.
"Referring * to the proposed change of
Wyoming and Kalaroma avenues to Wirt
street and Yates street, respectively. In
the Presbry and Goddard subdivisions,
Washington Heights, I. as owner of prop
erties on these Btreets and representing
a number of other owners, do make this
most earnest, emphatic and vigorous pro
test against the changss reputed to be con
templated, which I cannot believe your
honorable body will attempt to determine
without oonsultlng those whose properties
are to he most seriously affected and
whose Interests are to be subserved or
jeopardized by the sweeping alterations
to be made In the names of the streets
of our extended city. The confused con
ditions as they now exist are in some
sections perplexing to those not thorough
ly familiar with outlying Washington, but
It is submitted that the changes proposed
will certainly render confusion worse con
founded, to a degree impossible to estimate
until we are in the maelBtrom of mind
distraction to find out where we are."
Decrees of Divorce Signed.
Under a decree signed this afternoon by
Justice Barnard of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia Elisabeth J. Gra
dy was granted a divorce from John E.
Grady by reason of the willful desertion
and abandonment of the petitioner by the
A. decree was also signed today by Jus
tice Barnard granting Eva Miller a di
vorce* from Luther P. Miller and authoris
ing her to resume her maiden name,
Browning. ' ^
Grand Duchess Xenla, wife of Grand
i Duke Alexander MikhatVoyltch, has given
birth to a son. The child was christened
| Dimitri.
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\ ? . ? - . ? -
Great Underprke Sale
of Ladles9 High Shoes.
Tomorrow you'll enjoy the greatest shoe bargain
event of the summer. We shall place on sale a big lot of
ladies' fine Philadelphia-made high shoes?all sizes and
the latest shapes?just received direct from the factory.
The prices are 'way under regular worth?the shoes fresh
and new?making an irresistible combination.
Ladies' $2.50 Shoes,
Ahont SOO pairs Lollies' Button and
Iju-e Hand-sewed Philadelphia wade
B?>ot>; all alzea;
every pair warrant
ed. Actually worth
$2.50 pair. This sale
Ladies' $3 and $3.50
Ix>t of .152 pairs l-iidua' I'hiladelphla
nir.de Boots of Stir{MM< Kid. Knainel
and PUeot Vld; welt sewed; button
and lace; all ??(!!<?*
and al
Worth *3
This sal
stent \ i?M; welt sewed; Imtton
|S $2.6(0)
I Edmomistoini's, 11334 F,
I ?
valve: of them fob last fiscal
year OVER *22.000,000.
United States Now Stands Third In
Lint of Coal Exporting Conn
tries of the World.
Coal exportatlons from the United States
during the fiscal year just ended, as shown
by the treasury bureau of statistics,
amounted to $22,317,496, against fl9.502.813
in the fiscal year UKK). $13,661,028 in 1KW,
$11,008,643 in 1897, *10,646,062 in 181i 5, and
*8,391,026 in 1891. Thus the value of coal
exportatlons from the United States has
doubled since 1897 and nearly trebled In
the decade. These figures relate to values.
Measured by quantity the increase has been
even greater, the exports In 1SK)1 being 7,
676,149 tons, against 2,399,039 tons in 18?1,
thus making the total exports of 1901 In
quantity more than three times as much
as in 1891.
The United States now stands third in
the list of coal exporting countries of the
world. The coal export figures of the prin
cipal countries of the world in 1899 show
that while Belgium slightly exceeded the
United States In the total number of tons
exported, her Imports were more than one
half as great as her exports, making her
net exportation of coal much less than that
of the United States. The figures of coal
exports during 1900 recently published by
the British government, a copy of which
has just reached the bureau of statistics,
show that the coal experts of the three
principal coal-exporting countries ? the
United States, Germany and the united
kingdom?in 1900 were: United States, T.
558,000 tons; Germany, 18,055.000 tons, and
united kingdom, 58,405,000. Thus, while the
growth of the coal exports from the United
States shows a large percentage of In
crease, these figures of the exportation of
coal from Germany and the united kingdom
show that the field occupied by those coun
tries is still much larger than that which
the United States now supplies.
Rapid Advance of lAnited States.
In growth of both exports and produc
tion, however, the United States had made
much more rapid advance than any other
country. The total quantity of coal pro
duced In the united kingdom was, In 1886,
157.518,000 tons; in 1900, 225,181,000 tons;
while In the United States the production
was, in 1886. 100,664,000, and In 1900, 245,
422,000. Thus the united kingdom since
1886 has increased her production but about
50 per cent, while the United States has in
creased hers nearly 150 per cent.
The cost of coal has meantime Increased
much more rapidly In the united kingdom
than In the United States. The vaiue of
the 157,000,000 tons of coal mined In the
united kingdom in 1886 Is put by the state
ment of the British government above re
ferred to at ?38,000,000, and of the 225,000,
000 tons mined in 1900 Is put at ?121,000,000.
Thus, while the quantity mined In the
united kingdom has ln< ?ased but 50 per
cent from 1886 to 1900, the value has mean
time Increased over 200 per cent On the
other hand, the value of the 100,000,000 tons
of coal mined In the United States In 1886
was, according to the same authority, ?82,
000,000, and that of the 245.000,000 tons
mined In 1900 ?67,000,000. Thus, In the
United States, while the quantity Increased
about 150 per cent the vaiue of the coal
mined inoreased but a little over 100 per
The relative Increase In the cost of coal
In the united kingdom and the United
States Is shown In an even more striking
form In the statement of the British gov
ernment above referred to by a table which
gives the price per ton of coal In the united
kingdom and United States in 1888 and
1900, respectively. It shows that the price
In the united kingdom advanced from 5
shillings per ton to 10s. 9d. from 1888 to
11)00, while in the United States it fell from
6s. to 5s. 5i?d. per ton In the same time.
Another table In the same statement shows
the relative value per ton of coal produced
taken at the pit's mouth in the United
States, united kingdom, Germany, France i
and Belgium in 1899 to be as follows:
Country. Value per ton.
Shillings. Pence.
Franc* 9 12
Belgium V 1}
Germany... T y
United kingdom 7 7
United State* 4 8'-,
Farmer Badly Injured.
Special Correspondence of The Erenlng Star.
BOYD'S, Md., August 18, 1901.
Robert J. Green, while bringing jnllk
from his home about thve miles from
Boyd's to the depot here for shipment to
Washington, was kicked by his horse and
badly Injured at T o'clock thla morning.
While on hie way from home with his
team Mr. Green concluded he was a little
late and tapped the horse gently with a
stick to urge him on. The animal there
upon kicked awav the dashboard, one blow
of his hoof broking the bone In Mr.
Green's leg. It is feared he is otherwise
injured, and his condition is considered to
be serious. He is about forty-five years
old and msrried. The horse ran away, al
mc^t demolishing the wagon. Mr. Green
jumped from the wagon after being kicked,
not knowing his leg was broken, and the
Jump caused the bo?e to shoot through the
flesh. Two physicians were summoned to
attend him.
A picnic was held In Blunts woods, at
Gfrmantown yesterday, the Sunday schools
of the Northern Methodist churches of the
Clarksburg and Galthersburg districts unit
ing. The Germantown Cornet Band fur
nished music for the occasion. Appropri
ate exercises were taken part in by all the
school*. There were nearly 800 persons
General Situation Depressed on Ac
count of War and PUine, but Trade
Xot Dead by Any Means.
The State Department has received a long
and interesting report on trade conditions
in South Africa from Consul General Stowe
at Cape Town dated a few days before his
resignation was received at the State De
partment. The war and the plague, says
Mr. Stowe, have prevented customs officials
from collecting the usual annual statistics
covering the trade of the colonies for the
calendar year of 1900, and as all Imports
for the use of the Imperial and colonial
military forces are admitted duty free it is
impossible to make an accurate comparison
with the trade of the preceding year. How
ever, the figures available show that the
imports from the United States In 1W0
were greater than those of 1899, and that
this country still stands second among the
nations exporting direct to South Africa,
and besides ships a large amount of sup
plies via England.
The General Situation. v
As to the general situation, Mr. Stowe
says that a# the war drags along trade In
the Transvaal and the Orange River Col
ony languishes, the fields are bare and
practically no planting has been attempted.
The plague played havoc with Incoming
cargoes, there being at one time no fewer
than 200 steaming and sailing vessels In
the harbor of Cape Town, with cargoes
valued at nearly 125,000,000, which were
unable to discharge their goods on this ac
count. The plague appeared among the
dock laborers and they stopped work, the
compulsory Inoculation of all persons em
ployed at the docks, aside from the In
stinctive dread of the disease, adding to
their terror. Besides this all governmental
and military supplies had to be discharged
first of all, ana for these reasons several
American ships were obliged to remain In
the harbor for two and three months, and
a stay of many weeks In the harbor was a
usual occurrence.
Trade Is Xot Dead.
But. In spite of all this, Mr. Stowe says,
trade Is not dead by any means, and orders
have already been placed ?or steel rails
and other railroading material which will
be needed when hostilities cease.
The total value of Imports Into 8outh Af
Ica from the United States amounted in
1900 to $20.086,12&? an Increase of nearly
$3,500,000 over 1899. This does not Include
the imports for military use, nor the mer?
chandlse shipped via England. There was
a considerable decrease In beef and flou?
and in agricultural Implements, but the
former was caused by Australian and Ar
gentine competition, and the latter was a
direct result of the war.
Cost of LItIiib Increased.
The cost of living In Cape Colony, It is
stated, has Increased to a marked degree,
and the overcrowding of cities has forced
rents up enormously, so much so that the
various town councils are considering the
erection of dwelling houses for the working
classes. "There is another handy Amer
ican trlcl?" says Mr. Stowe, Is getting to
be a common saying In Cape Colony, yha
natives, he says, are astounded when tn^y
view the work of our agricultural machln?
ery In the fields. The children sit at school
at desks made In America, and American
pews in the churches, says Mr. Stowe.
"make poor services less tedious." The
imports Into this colony from the Unked
States amounted in 1900 to $8,626,260, stand
ing next to Great Britain, with her $53,786,
610 worth. Goods Imported Into the colony
of Natal from the United States during
1900 amounted in value to $8,220,816? a
slight decrease as compared with 1899.
James Bunday and Rebecca Lewis, both
colored, were today charged In the Police
Court with violating the Edmunds law.
The former forfeited $10 collateral and the
girl, being under sixteen years of age, was
placed in charge of the board of children**
guardians by Judge O'Donnell.

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