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Bight to Sell Supplies to Parties at
War?The Shipping Depot
at Chalmette.
' Included in the Crowder report on the
alleg.d violations of neutrality at Chal
mette. -La., which was transmitted to the
House yesterday afternoon by the Presi
dent. is a letter under late of June 3. from
Secretary Hay to Gov. Heard of that state.
In this letter the Secretary sums up the
facts as found by Col. Crowder, and also
gives the rales of International usage re
specting the sale of goods to parties at
Mr. Hay says the serimis point in the
charges, submitted by Mr. Pearson and by
the T!..er legislative committee of Philadel
phi.-i was that the Hrltlsh authorities had
? nlisted men in this country for service In
South Africa. The government made par
ticular efforts to find out if there was any
? basis for this charge, but Mr. Hay says
that Col. Crowder's report shows that not
B instance could be discovered by
bim. Moreover, the Attorney General on
M i v 1J rei|:iested the Boer legislative com
mittee for evidence which would substan
tiate this charge, but received no informa
tion from them on this point. Mr. Hay
says that this charge must be considered
not onlv as unproved, but as having been
made without the slightest pretense of jus
tification or proof. Continuing he says:
What Was Discovered.
"What has been found is that certain
officers of the British army, acting in the
capacity of purchasing agents and inspect
ors. have been engaged in the work of buy
ing collecting and inspecting horses and
mules at different places in the United
States and shipping them from Chalmette
to South Africa. There have been thir
teen of these officers. The British govern
ment some time since ordered the recall
of all of them. The men employed under
them have all been Americans. The ship
ments of mules and horses have been con
tinuous month after month since the out
break of the war The vessels in which
they were shipped were of private owner
ship. rml not under the control of the Brit
ish government and ha<-e not the character
of military or naval transports. Chalmette
was not a military camp or post, nor a
base of military supplies, as the terms are
?defined by the standard military authori
ties' nor in anv sense, save such as would
make a flouring mill or a packing house
a base of military supplies if flour or
canned meat were shipped from either
through a series of months to any belliger
ent power. < "halmette was simply a ship
ping station for the loading and shipping of
mules. Physically, the station consisted of
hn'f of a set of buildings which did not
d'fT'r from the other half of the same set
which was not hired by the British author
Ities. the buildings of this unhired half be
ing continued In their former use."
The Law in the Matter.
Mr. Hay next addresses himself to the
law In the matter, and says our duty has
been laid down again and again. He
quotes from the declaration of Thomas
Jefferson when Secretary of State, at the
time of the hostilities between England and
France: "Our citizens have always been
trr* to make, vend and export arms. To
suppress their callings because a war ex
ists in foreign and distant countries in
which we have no concern hardly would be
t Similar declarations by Alexander Ham
ilton. President Pierce, Chief Justice Chase
and President Grant were cited.
. "As for the treaty of Washington." Mr.
Hay says, "those who allege that it has
any bearing upon the present situation
have not taken the trouble to read the
published dispatches of Secretary Fish on
behalf of President Grant to Minister
Schenck at London at the time of the rat
ification of the treaty." The dispatch of
June 10. 1871, states that: "The President
understands and insists that the second
rule of article VI does not prevent the open
sale of arms or other military supplies,"
j In conclusion. Mr. "Hay says: ,4Th?
President regards it as evident, in view of
the quotations given above, that what was
aske.l for by Mr. Pearson was the reversal
of the consistent policy of the I nited
! States since the formation of our govern
ment. The right of our citizens to sell
: horses and mules and to ship them from
'New Orleans to any other port Is as un
1 doubted as their right to ship flour and
meat, whether for the use of civilians or
soldiers of the country of either belligerent,
j There is no shadow of excuse for the claim
?that there has been any violation of the
duties and obligations of neutrality on the
part of this nation."
Col. Crowder's Report.
Col. Crowder's report is an elaborate pre
1 sentatlon of the conditions existing at
Chalmette. He sums up his findings of fact
! under six heads, which are substantially
as follows:
"1. The British remount commission, of
ficers of which are operating and directing
purchases and shipments of supplies in the
{United States, is a bureau of the English
army administration.
i "2. As organized by these officers, Chal
mette station is a governmental shipping
I agency for but one class of military sup
' plies, and it has not the character of a
! base of military supplies nor that of a
f military camp or post.
, "3. No attempts to recruit to the British
army have been made at Chalmette station,
nor does the evidence disclose any such
attempts at other points in the United
States. A few muleteers were recruited,
but this was against the orders of the
British government.
K "4. AH shipments have been from the
\ port of New Orleans to South African
ports, upon vessels chartered by the Brit
tlsh admiralty, under ordinary commercial
?7>. The transactions of the commission
aggregate $17,U'i!t,."SoO from October, 18W, to
, March. INC. with an average monthly
[value of $-"J?7.f?78. The total shipments are
I given at 98.887 horses and 73,108 mules,
i sixty-five different vessels being engaged in
! the trade, making ltW voyages.
k "5. All supplies have been for the use of
I the English army in South Africa, the
, trade having co existence prior to the
i war."
Col. Crowder adds that the port of New
Orleans was extensively used In 18U6-7 to
i supply the Spanish army, then engaged in
i prosecuting hostilities In Cuba.
Knocked Down by Railway Engine
and Dies Soon Afterward.
An accident occurred in the New Jersey
avenue yard of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company about 5:40 o'clock yesterday
afternoon which resulted in the death four
hours later of Marcellus Marceron. The de
ceased was sixty-seven years old and had
been employed as a watchman by the rail
road company for more than twenty years.
He was on duty at the crossing yesterday
afternoon. For some reason he moved a
! short distance from the gate and upon his
return toward the gate he passed around
the rear end of a moving train and stepped
In front of a slowly moving engine. Po
liceman Fitton of the fifth precinct was
standing at the crossing at the time, but
did not see the watchman until he was on
the track in front of the engirte. It was
then too late for him to warn Mr. Marceron
of the danger. The engineer, W. B. C.
Gould, also saw the gateman when he
stepped in front of the engine, but the ac
cident could not be prevented, it was so
i quickly over. Mr. Gould stopped the en
gine as soon as he could, but not before
Vr Marceron had been knocked down.
f.Policeman Fitton and the railroad em
? p'oyea cared for the injured man until the
^Jrrlvsl of the patrol wagon, when he was
I removed to the hospital. The surgeons
.who took charge of the case report that
'several ribs had been fractured, his jaw
bones broken and he had been hurt lnter
Iyiany Despite his severe injuries the vic
tim did not lose consciousness until Just be
>r* death ended his sufferings.
While under treatment at the hospital the
patient stated that the accident was due
to his own negligence and exonerated the
Engineer. Coroner Nevitt investigated the
?a*e ttiis morning and gave a certificate of
.Accidental death. Undertaker Zurhorst re
jjnoved the body to the late home of the de
'teased. So. 120 flth street northeast, from
' jshere the funeral will take place Monday
lasornlng Services over the body will be
|b?M at 8t Joseph's Church. Tne inter
Snent will be at Mount Olivet cemetery.
Open Until 9 O'clock Saturday Evening., 1
Your Purchases Will Be Charged if You Wish.
There Has Been a Great Rush lor the
Sample Wash Skirts.
The 3,000 Sample Wash Skirts with which we started the
week have dwindled to about 1,200, and these are going out rap
idly. Being samples they are the finest examples of their kinds,
and there are hut one and two of a kind. Such a timely and
money-saving chance was never before placed within reach of
the women of Washington. Divided into three lots??
Elegant quality WMtf,
Bine and Black I>nck.
Stripe TXick, Blue rolka
Dot an<l Rftyg Pot Ef
fects, White Piques of
wplendld quality ? all
made in the best man
ner and neatly trimmed in
the newest effects: such
Skirts as an' re-tailed by
every store at $2.50 and
more. They are ma4c fnTl
width and are perfect fit
ting. You can take your
choice for
Handsome Warm weath
er Skirts, made of the very
popular mercerised pon
gees, fratnra! linpn*, ftne
piquefc and licks; many ef
fect i^e designs and styles
in white stitched bands,
plain graduated bands,
strapped flotfftces, rows of
stitching, &c. These are
the Skirts marked to sell
at $4 by most stores. Your
A wiporb assortment of
hMuHfnHT made anil de
signed Summer Skirts,
many styles and kinds
finest white plqnes, linens,
dui-ks, otiamliravK, pongees;
many with embroidery In
serting. deep flounce top
ped with rows of stitch
ing; shaped bands, plain
aud stitched; lie y>r sold
onder |S. Your choice,
You'll Pay More Later for These
Shirt Waist Soils,
Have you considered the great advantage which awaits you in
buying the shirt waist suits now and here? You'll find these suits
priced at $7.50 and thereabouts in all stores?we bought before
the warmer weather brought an advance in prices. The advantage
is yours NOW?later the price must advancc. Tomorrow's pric
Stylishly Made Shirt Waist Suits, in dimities, plain white India
linen, natural linen, mercerized linen, &c.; trimmings include hand
some effects in stitched white braid, tucks, hemstitching, &c.; $7.50
will be the price. While the present purchase lasts
For Waists which sell at $1.98 and $2.50.
For Waists which every
$2.98, $3.98 aud $4.98.
A Rare Sale off Fine
ire ^aie 01 rine **7
Wrappers at * VC,
Sinmmer Necessities.
A few Large Hardwood Dry-air Refriger
ators. golden oak finished, en
ameled water tanks, slight- /t? /fx ?p
$ur00b*d. I?Wurt(h. ^Vo / <5
Walnut-finish Screen Doors,
well BMide, several siaet.
ITardwood Window
well made, 24 luches
any window. ??????
?ens, /^s a
?*! 25c.
Summer Toilet
if -1
Baby Talcum Powder, pa tent-top box? 3e.
8-o?. bottle Bay Rum or Florida Water
Fine Extract, long lasting, ounce- 10c.
O. R. Ballev'a Talcum Powder, box?6c.
Large bar Pure Glycerine Soap?5c.
Tet low's "Gossamer" Complexion Pow
The Great and Growing Sale of
Fine White Waists.
It's not surprising that the selling of these beautiful White
Waists has kept a large and expert sales force busy as bees.
We've never l>een able to offer the Hecht patrons such a genu
inely great value at such a little price.
The Waists are in thp finest and sheerest India linens and lawns, with low neck and
elbow sleeves, with high Berk and full sleeves; most beautifully designed with strips of
finest lace and embroidery inserting and tucks; elaborately hemstitched and yoke effect#
formed of black ribbon velvet; handsomely trimmed with black applique and lace, and many
designs in cluster effects of hemstitching and pin tucking: tucked and hemstitched separate
stork collars and band cuffs; all sizes from 32 to 44?buttoned back or buttoned front.
store prices at
The wrapper-selling record is rap
idly growing, and the present prom
ises to exceed all past seasons. For
tomorrow?a special purchase of
wrappers, made of extra good qual
ity lawns, batistes and percales in
light, medium and dark colors}
skirts are full width and the wrap
pers are absolutely perfect in every
respect, not "seconds" or "shaded"
garments. These wrappers have al
ways sold at $1.25, and but for the
great purchase of many thousands
we would have to get this price.
Walnut-finish Window Screens,
24 Incbej high, very atroogly I U.VC9
tBade.....^* ^ *
' f 1
?i "if -t
-X X?
A Sale of Magnificent Im=
porMl Hats==Sold at $30==
for $10.98.
In all the history of this Millinery
Department no such offering has
ever before been thought of. These
are the superb imported creations
which have sold readily the season
through at $30, and which will
easily rank with the handsomest
millinery productions which ever
came to Washington. There are
just five of them, and the actual
cost figures up much more than
double the price made for these.
Of course, the best will be sold
first. These ultra-stylish model
hats, selling at $30, for choice to
$ 110.98o
Women's Very Stylish and Elegant Head
wear Creations, copies of Paris and I/>ndon
Hats, and embracing the chicness and ar
tistic smartness which distinguish the most
snperb foreign
none worth
to $20.
mnui'fs w uu it uiMin^Hisa iuc uiiwi
'orelgn productions; /?> f=* /HvO
rSpecial .?. W o90
Women's and Children's Untrfmmed Hats
-large, medium and small dress shapes?
Shirtwaist Hats: Onban, Manila, Jap. and
fancy braids; tinest French chip; *1 w-v
always sell for 80c. J[ y)Q,0
all colors;
to $1.98.
Special at..
Sa'F: $3.98
Women's and Misses* Beautifully Trimmed
nats in many new and ex
tremely attractive styles;
selling at $7.98. Special.
Children's Daintily Trimmed Hats, mulls
on wire frames, satin ribbons,
lace and flowers; extremely O/TYv^
high grade and stylish; sell rap- )f\
idly up to $2
A large variety of Flowers for hat trim
ming, including Forget-me-nots,
Daisies, Violets, Roses, Chrys
anthemums, Apple Blossoms, \J/(J
Foliage, &c.; sold at 39c....? ^
At Crowd=foringirsg Prices.
Children's extra well-made Ribbed Vests, lisle thread and moeo cotton,
daily priced for tomorrow at
Women's Plain Dropstiteh and Fancy Weave Silk - trimmed Underwear;
regulur aud extra sizes; "seconds" of the 35c. kind. (Three for 50c.).. ....?
Women's Extra Size Ribbed Vests, low neck and sleeveless, finished
with mercerized tape in neck and armholes; well worth 19c
3 Sc.
Men's India Gauze Underwear,
in pure white, worth all of 50c.
each. Special at (3 for $100)..
Men's Genuine Silk Thread Lisle Under
wear, very light weight, trim
med with Ottoman silk, white
or eeru, Imported to sell for
$1.50. Special at
Lot of Men's Sample Under
wear, famous "Otis" Balbrig
gan; sell at 50c. aud 75c
Boys' Balbrlggan Underwear, made of
soft maco yarn, long or short =3
sleeves; long or short drawers. l\
Very special at ?^1/^0
Men's Extra Sizes Balbrlggan Underwear,
short or long sleeves, drawers made with
double seats; sizes 46 to 54;
specialty of large sizes. Fo
this sale
Men's Pepperell Jean Draw
ers, wall made; sell at 39c. Spe- II
cial Saturday price ii ^ vc
w? >a
-to T
Ix>t of Men's Pine French Per
cale Shirts, pleated bosoms,
made In best tfttnuer; sell at
Men's White Madras Shirts,
Peerless brand, >K>fV>aiHl com
fortable, with "pleated bosom;
sell alwuya at 41.QQ
Men's Colored Madras Shirts,
Anchor brand, finely made, easy
and soft; sell at $1.00
Men's Bedford Cord Shirts,
excellently made and jxM-feet
fitting; all sizes; never sold im
der 50c ^ ^ ?
$14.00 <Go=Carts,
As a very special leader in the
Go-Cart Department, the result of a
most favorable purchase, we will sell
tomorrow Go-Carts similar to illus
tration and several other styles?full
reed body, rubber tires, best springs,
all modern ap
pliances ? worth
$14, at...
A Big Roe X Panamas.
Those Men's $10 and $12 South American Panamas at $6.50
have made a wonderful selling record. They are the genuine and
guaranteed Panama?taken from bond for the E?/Tt\
importer?and bought in great quantity so that 2ro(n)0Qj)viJ/
we can make the price..,
? ? ?- ?
' ? ? ? ? ? ? 1
Men's Straws In all the wanted grades and qualities. Including Torto It lean Tanamas?
75c. to $4.
Boys' Panama Shape Fedoras, sell at $1.00?for Saturday, 50c.
Choice of any Child's Sailor Hat, many styles, which sells up to |2?for Saturday. $1.00.
Saturday SMrt Specials.
Perhaps nowhere in Washington would you find such an ex
tensive and attractive shirt display. The chief reason for the suc
cess of this department is the underpricing?these, for instance?
-?X s
The Feather=Weights to
the Front. he
Every man knows
how closely related are
summer clothes com
fort and ease of mind
?how much one de
pends on the other.
The legion of light
weights is here in all
its greatness of variety
and gtKxiness?in ail
its ability to make for
warm weather comfort
and well being.
It's the satisfactory
summer clothing. No
man goes from this
clothing department
but feels that he has
been satisfactorily
Nothing in the
whole wide range of
summer weights but is
here?and the quality
guarantee is your safe
guard whether your -expenditure is little or much.
1 here are the Serges?head and shoulders above evcrv other
summer fabric. P>lack and blue?lined and half lined.
And the 2-piece I'lannels are a close second. They're 111 the
popular 2-button double-breasted and Norfolk styles?$12 50 and
$15?a"d a most extensive line to choose from.
The 3 and 4-button round sacks in a dozen or more fabrics,
and at prices as small as you'd want to pay.
The more you know about clothing?the more particular you
are?the more appreciative you will be of this comfort-inviting
summer display which is to serve the men of Washington a^- never
Bine and Black Serge
Fancy Flannel Salts.
Gray Serft Salt*.
White Flannel Soils,
Wool Crash Suits,
Imported Homespun
Striped Linen Suits,
Plain Crash Salts,
Brown Linen Salts,
Serge Coats and Vests,
White Flannel Coats,
Mohair Coats & Vests,
Alpaca Coats & Vests,
White and Striped
Flannel Trousers
White Buck Tronsers.
Crash Troasers,
White & Fancy Vests.
The Kirschbauai Suit Sale
Success Coatiaues.
Looks as if tomorrow's selling will bring us close to the end
of the $6.75 Suit sale, so great has been the response to the ex
traordinary offer. The assortment and variety are still unbroken,
however, owing to the great quantity in the purchase. They are
in splendid grade cassimeres and cheviots?3 and 4-button sack
styles. Just the thing for summer wear.
Fine quality Cheviot and Cassimere
Suits?three and four-button sack stvles
made to be sold at $12.50 to $15. Your
choice while they last.
T rousers
Kersey t]
tusers = = ^ w ocu'vU'
The world-famons Kersey Trouser*; strictly
all wool; neat frray and stripe sold
%rerywhere at $8?Special at $1.00.
$5 and $6
Trousers =
Several hundred pair* of Tin* Worsted
Trousers, the kinds made to !??? sold n\ $r>
?nd $6. Th?ktse wiil be rlo&eU out ut
SIhowing Why This Department Leads in
Boys' Wash Wear.
This Roys' Clothing Department is adding immensely to its
reputation as the leader. The showing of boys' wash wear is
scarcely equaled bv the combined stocks of the two next largest
stores, and is unequaled the country over for price-lowness. Take
these as examples:
Boys' Wash Sailor Suits In l>eautlful m#?rr-oriz?'d chamhravs, i?l?iu ehnni!?rars, stripe
ohamhraya. plaid and plain linens, finest ?Jalat^a ? loth. din k. El? L-autlv -:1k
l>rolder*?d shields and collars?trlniminps in? lud?* plain braid band*
!n varying widths. Pleated sleeve8 and plain full sleeves.
p?'?rl buttons?new and perfected waistbands. Colon nr.'
blue, ox-blood, brown, lin^n, red Such Suits have never l*?eii
for les& than $4. but oar buying: advantage is yours, and the pri<
Boys' Fine Kttxy Blue Sailor Blouse Holts,, handsomely trimmed with 8 ?*
rows red and white silk soutache braid; deep 'sailor collar. Thev are in all /nw])/f*
sizes; 3 to 9 years. Worth $1.98 and 49 wJ' ^?
Boys' Double-breasted and Vestle Suits In all wool materials. In the
llpht weights; many ' " . - -
wear and to look we
rhite duck. Elegantly silk ? m
'51$ 1.98
Pice Is.. "
Galatea Cloth Wash Suits, ex
cellently made and very serv
iceable; made to sell at 60c.
to 75c
Boys' Wash Stilts, made of
fine grade Galatea Cloth. n??at
corded braid trimming; made
to sell at $1
?easted and vestle Suits In all wool materials, in the /f> * iOv
y styles in neat mixtures ami dark stripes; made to >?y I J* On
fell. Sell at $2.98. Choice 11 o ?=t jr
Boys' excellent grade Wash
Knee Pants, best Galatea ?fT /
Cloth; made to be sold at J
25c. and saore " / .3
Boys* Pleated Front and Back trv
Waists, nice grade percale; to be
closed out at
Ipeciais^n Stummer Footwear.
Infants' Fine Kid Button and Lace Shoes,
with flexible leather soles; also One-strap
and Bow Kid Slippers: sixes 2 ~
to 6; selling at 80c. Spe
Children's Dongola Kid and Patent Leather
Oxfords, new broad toe; fit and
wear well; sizes 8 to 11; sell
Ing at 75c. Special
Lndies' Grass Linen Oxfords and Colonials,
neatly mad?; cool and dressy; ^
French and low heels; r- gtilar
value, $1.25. Sfiecial V-f V o
Ladies' Handsome Colonials, with gilded
and steel buckles; patent leather ana fine
kid: hand-sewed: soft and fi
Special.'.. *\ l.l!U*.. at.. .$.1.!^ 1 o 23
eveimtlhi Street:
?M *f -f-f ?? f l *7 -7 f-t
Laurel Citizens to Form Company of
jFire Fighters,
Laurel, Md. has determined to have a
fire department, and the board of trade of
the town la making the preliminary ar
rangements. The president of the board,
Mr. E. L. Pettlt, Its vice president, Mr.
George Earle, and the financial secretary of
the organisation. Mr. F, C. Deaendorf,
called upon Chief Dutton Of the District
Are department this morning for the pur
pose of securing his assistance In the or
ganization of the Laurel department. It
was explained to him that the waterworks
of the town have been completed, and that
quite a number of fire hydrants have been
set In the place. The town has ordered
reels and fire hose. The Laurel fire depart
ment will be a volunteer one, of course, and
the advice and assistance of the District
department was requested In effecting Its
Chief Dutton assured the delegation that
he will do everything In his power to as
sist the Laurel authorities, and Introduced
them to Assistant Chief Belt, the flre-flght
lng bead of the District department, prom
ising them that he would have Assistant
Chief Belt\visit Laurel next Monday after
noon for the purpose of Inspecting the wa
ter system, and give them the benefit of
the assistant chiefs experience and knowl
edge in the formation and equipment of
the Laurel department.
Committees Appointed and Adjourn
ment Until Fall Ordered.
At the regular meeting of the East End
Suburban Citizens' Association, held last
evening at Northeast Temple, 12th and H
streets, with President Wm. H. Ernest In
the chair, a resolution to adjourn for the
summer months, subject to call by the
president, was unanimously adopted.
There was a long discussion over the mat
ter of securing dedications for the widen
ing of Bladensfeurg road, with the view of
securing the improvement of that great
highway and With the further view of get
ting a street railway to the District line.
Unconditional dedications were urged as
the only solution to the problem.
It was decided to s^nd a committee of
eleven, with Mr. Joslah Millard as spokes
man, to attend the hearing to be given by
the House District committee on tho rail
road bill next Thursday morning, the 12th
instant. The chair named the following:
Messrs. Chas. R. Talbert, J. M< Wood,
Hugh A. Kane, J. M. Burns, Dr. L. D. Wal
ter, Wm. G. Dunne. Robert Bowdler, Wm.
H. Ernest, Edward Rehll and W. B. Clark.
The president then announced his com
mittees for the ensuing term as follows:
Executive committee?Wm. H. Ernest,
Chas. R. Talbert, Robert Bowdler, J. H.
Ruppert, J. M. Burns, J. M. Wood and R.
E. Dittoe.
Committee on street?, roads and bridges
?J. M. Burns, J. A. Ruppert, A. M. Holmes,
W. B. Palmer and George Pollock.
Committee on police, fire and lights?Chas.
R. Talbert. Amos F. Souder, J. A. Ruppert,
Hugh A. Kane and R. E. Dittoe.
Committee on railroads?R. E. Dittoe,
Santus Auth, Joslah Millard, W. S. Clark
and S. A. Coombs.
Committee on sanitation?Robert Bowdler,
Dr. L. R. Walter. William B. Orsborne,
Jerry Wilt and C. Phelps.
On street extension?J. H. Ruppert, B. I*
Palmer, -W. G. Dunne, Santus Auth and
Leopold Luchs.
Committee on manufactories?J. M. Wood,
Wm. G. Dunne, N. Auth, Dr. I* D. Walter
and W. B. Palmer.
Lost Money Restored to Owner.
While sitting on the steps of71710th street
northwest Wednesday evening a young lady
who resides at that place dropped her pock
etbook containing nearly $100. The pocket
book with the money remained near the
steps during the night and was found early
yesterday morning by Mr. W. H. Conover,
a young man who lives at 810 12th street
northwest, who, finding the card of the
owner in the book, Immediately hunted up
the young lady and restored the property.
The young lady was not aware of her loss
until she was questioned about the matter
by Mr. Conover.
Solicitor's Opinion Regarding Tax Pay
ments as Condition of Subdivision.
Steps have been taken to subdivide the
square bounded by 19th and 20th streets
and S street and Florida avenue northwest,
and some time ago EUerson and Wemple
requested of the District Commissioners
that the trustees of the square be permitted
to subdivide it without being required to
pay certain benefit Assessments on lots 1
and 4 of the square. The matter was refer
red to the city solfctldt, and he has re
turned an opinion MtyWig:
"In the proceedlWgs f6r the widening of
19th street the jur^-of-condemnation assess
ed said lot No. 1moo >and said lot No. 4
$1,200 for benefits. <-3Jhe?e assessments were
finally confirmed 'October 30, 1899. On
April 7 1902, OoklsborotiBh et al., trustees,
filed their bill agalftst fne District of Co
lumbia to enjoin the pending sale of lots
Nos. 1 and 4 for dqfaujtln payment of said
assessments for befteffta, claiming, among
other things, thalf tni assessments were
void, and, If valid, were not collectible be
cause the act of Qpng^ess for the widen
ing of 19th street, .-approved February 25,
1899, provided that BaliP&ssessments should
be payable in five installments with
out further specifying <he period of such
installments. A restraining order was is
sued, which is still -outstanding."
Mr. Duvall says "flier* is nothing in the
case to warrant a>ti6parture from the reg
ulation which requires payment of all taxes
and assessments as a condition to the re
cording of a subdivision.
Trips to Old Point.
The special excursions given every week
last season by the Norfolk and Washington
Steamboat Company will be continued this
season, the first trip being scheduled for
this week. These excursions have been
made more attractive this season by ex
tending the time f^r which the reduced
rate tickets will be good. Those leaving
Friday evening may return Saturday or
Sunday evening, while those who leave
Saturday evening .may returq Sunday
or Monday evening, which arrangement al
lows two days, when desired, In which to
enjoy the fine bathing, boating and fishing
at Old Point Comfort, Virginia Beach.
Ocean View and neighboring resorts.
Steamers will leave the wharf, foot of 7th
street, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
evenings, reaching Old Point and Norfolk
early the following morning.
Committee to Fix Bent Bates.
The District Commissioners have appoint
ed a committee to fix rates and collect
rents from property owners who continue
to occupy land and houses in the line of
the extension of 16th street. The property
has been condemned and paid for In most
instances, and so the District will collect
rents from tenants until such time as the
street Is actually opened and made ready
for travel. The committee consists of Aud
itor J. T. Petty, Assistant Engineer W. P.
Richards and 9. T. O. Morsell of the board
of assistant assessors.
Removal of Trees.
The District Commissioners have decided
to grant the request of J. J. Glennan of
Anaoostia for the removal of some of the
trees in front of 18 and 22 Washington
street. The superintendent of parking says
the trees are too close together. All will
not be taken down, however.
Alley as Public Thoroughfare.
Capt. Newcomer, acting Engineer Com
missioner, has recommended to the District
board that the alley in the square bounded
by L. and M and 0th and 7th streets south
east be declared a public thoroughfare, as
he says the houses abutting it need such
facilities. At present the alley is fenced
up because It is claimed as private.
The District Commissioners have called
th? attention of the officials of the City and
Suburban railroad to a report made by the
electrical department of the bad condition
of the copper bands on the rails on Bunker
Hill road and Michigan avenue. The Coda
miMioners also ask the company to take:
steps to install a suitable return clrrtiit on
the North Capitol street trolley Otriston.
Mrs. Medley Visits Washington for
Purpose of Seeing the President.
One of Sanitary Officer Frank's callers
yesterday was Mrs. Mary L.. Medley, who
caune here to see President Roosevelt. Bhe
Imagined she had been treated unjustly by
the New York courts. She was accom
panied to the sanitary office by Detective
Barbee, who. had taken her Into custody be
cause of her peculiar conduct. The woman
carried a box containing a few articles of
clothing and suspended from her belt was
a satchel. In the satchel she had about
flO.OOO worth of jewelry and a small re
volver, every chamber of which was loaded.
After being disarmed Mrs. Medley was
taken to the house of detention, where she
was quieted and where she remained over
night. This morning Detectives James Tate
came over from the Quaker city and took
her home
Mrs. Medley lives at 3<lCll Diamond street, |
Philadelphia, and has a sister, Mrs. Tuttle,
who lives at a hotel on the same street.
The latter was notified of Mrs. Medley's
arrest, and she sent the detective here to
take charge of her sister. When Mrs. Med
ley reached the Baltimore and Ohio depot
yesterday afternoon Detective Barbee's at
tention was attracted by her actions. She
seemed greatly excited and inquired of sev
eral persons how she could get to the White
House. The Inquiry was repeated a num
ber of times, as she made her way along
Pennsylvania avenue. Finally the detective
approached her and volunteered his ser
vices to escort her to the White House. He
piloted her to police headquarters instead,
and upon learning where she was she be
came indignant and threatened to see that
the detective received punishment for the
deception. After she had given her nam<?
and address she was asked her age in order
that the record might be completed.
"I'll not tell anybody my age," she said,
becoming very much excited, "for that's no
body's business but my own."
- "Mr*. Medley," said the sanitary officer,
"have you a weapon about you?"
"I have a revolver," she answered, "but
I only carry It for protection. Do you want
"I would like to have It," she wu told.
"It it Is against the law for me to have |
It," said Mrs. Medley. "I'll give It up, but
you must return It to me, as I need it for
the protection of my home."
She thereupon surrendered the weapon
and Sanitary Officer Frank sent her to :h?
house of detention In a Cab. The woman
declared that President Roosevelt was her
personal friend, and Senator Depew, she
said, would also assist her if she could find
him. Her son died a few months ?(ro. she
stated, and she lives alone, her husband
having been dead several years.
Commends Work of Firemen.
Chief Engineer Robert W. Dutton of the
fire department has forwarded to the Dis
trict Commissioners a communication re
ceived from John Miller, treasurer of the
Washington Brick Company, command
ing the work of Foreman W. T. Sor
rel! and the members of No. 4 engine com
pany at a lire at the company's plant
May 20.
Dangerous 1
Use of Strong |
| Purgatives |
| Pills and bitter waters which *5
| act quickly, irritate and destroy >|
? the mucous linings of the |
| stomach and bowels. The s?
| action of the genuine imported g
| Carlsbad SpnudeE Salt
^ is due solely to its solvent and
p stimulating properties, without
Si irritating the stomach.
Keeps the blood cool.
F.VKKY BOTTLE l<e?r* the nlft<st?re of
EI8NF.R * MFNr>EI.SO.\ CO. of New York.
Beware of ImltttloM.

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