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TJIE EVENING TIMES, TUESDAY, 'MARCH 3, 1896.
TEN YEARS IN WASHINGTON......
Mrs. IJIIubctli. A. JJulnes
Washington Is not bo famous for its
business enterprises as many of our manu
facturing due-., jet we find an enterprise
Just celelir.it lug its ten jears' progress Uiat
outrivals ma.iy of our larger business cen
ters. Awaj Kick in the forties, on a farm in
Belmont county, Oliio, ljAibjlh A. Mor
rison was Ixirn .1 lid grew to womanhoo.1.
Blie was educated at Hie Weslejan Fenule
College, at lela.iro, Ohio, anil being
one of those bright, lliclj-, energitie girls,
with .i particular love fur outdoor life,
neier dreameil of el-e than liiing tlie life
of a farmer's wife. llowcccr, carlj in the
seiontles, she married Maldon N. Haines,
n proialslng joung nun, temperate, indus
trious and a Christian, wlni was engaged
in the imrcantile business in Washington,
Guernsej county, Ohio.
After seicn jears of married life. Mr.
Unities, while In 1'liiladelpliia bujinggoo Is.
met Willi an accident, anil, arier two weeks'
Illness, died vcrj- nnexicctediy, tailing the
joung v.ife v.ith tliree small children, the
joungest only ten weeks old. She settled
her hii-hand'scstalcaiU continued the mer
cantile business ery successfully until the
jear 1 s& 1. when she concluded to come to
this my to educate herchll Iren and engage
In business. Closing out her Mock or goods
and adjusting hernrfalrs. protect too heaij"
a burden an J, just on the cieof lea wng, she
succuiulicd to a tenons Minis;, an I her life
wis desiialrcd of for many days; but her
naturally strong const it ul ion and vigorous
nund triumphed. Two jenrs of comaicsc
InR and the e.iciic or liiing in a city, ex
hausted all her resources, an I lilt hespriiiB of
J 880 she was per-u.ided to go into business
again. Action follows thought ery ijuick
lj with Mrs. Haines, and in two weeks from
the lime the opiortunity presented itself,
she had giicii a bill of talc of her house
hold errects. bought her goods in New York
and was realj-for business in thclittlerooin
is up to data. He is, perhiiis, avail
ing himself of all tbo moJcrn ira
proromeuls His stire is lighted by
electi Icity aid yours by gas How
can you expect to compete with ht:n?
hvery lhe, pro;resireso-e is lighted
by eleotr.city. Lovk Into it
U.S. Electric Lighting Co.. i
I zii i n si. Tiione , i
ENDEAVOHKH IIOsT'.N PLANS.
Important and Intero-I lug HeportH
1 1 call ut Com in it tee Meeting.
Tlie rxomivc committee or tl c District
Chn un i:udeaor Union met in iegular
session at Calary Ikiptist Church last
cvcnii.g aia! considered iecral important
and interesting subjects. Mr. Sliand
There were slxl-oi.e eoeielies repre
sented. Tlie re on or tl e treasurer showed
that 11 en- was a balance of ?40.17 In the
conn. ilttie's coffers, and rbc crniimau of
the firi'iicc tuniiiiltlrc reisined that the
canvass now in 1 1 ogress among ire citi
zens fo( II e $ir,000 tleslrccl for exie!ises
fortle great c-unvciition was me cling with
fair measure of success.
Tlie eeinueittei or !.l! re-ported In part
"Since completing the assignments.
sccrnl churches liac been officially of
fered lor our use, but it is obviously Ini
practicab'e to undertake any redistribu
tion of such I eadcuarlers, the dele'gation
and rhurehes haling been notified of tlie
si lections; but nearly all of cur churches
ivill le required for the many meetings
which arc lo held outside of our great
"We I ne now fortj-six churches placed
alour disposal for coin ciitiou purposes; of
thisC Here are eight Mellodi-t Episcopal
ami one llaptist Churih imt having Chris
tian Emleaior socilths.
"Eeginnlng i.'lih .Mnrcli 20 weekly mass
meetings will be held for the scleral
larger committees of the convention, to
Krhlch the public will also be cordially
welcomed, as follows March 20, enter
tainment committee; March 27, reception;
April 3, registration; April 10, hall, ushers
and decoration; April 17, reception; April
24, entertainment. Meeliiigsforthefinancc,
music and excursion committees will also
be held as often as necessary to forward
The musiccommittco reported haungheld
seieral meetings and has now fully In
augurated the work of organizing the
'"fiO Coinention Chorus" or 4,000 voices.
At a wcll-altended and enthusiastic
meeting or the auxiliary music committee,
consisting or the lenders of the choirs to be
enlisted In connection with each Christian
Endeaior Society in the Union, the plans
for the organization of tills chorus were
fully set forth and the circulars and enlist
ment cards were distributed.
A beautiful deioHonal hymn of In
vocation lias been written for the con
vention by Col. John Hay of this city, well
known as one of the secretaries or Presi
dent Lincoln. This hymn has been of
ficially adopted and will be sung to the
tune of "Federal Street" at the opening
services of the contention. The musical
selections, to be issued in a neat Isiok for
use of the choirs in drilling for the chorus,
arc now In the press.
A number of new appointments were
made upon the headquarters section of tbe
reception committee, as follows- Owen
Field, Tifth Congregational: II. E. Johnson,
Fourth Presbyterian; Tred. M. Hoskins,
Calvary Baptist, and George K. Hamlin,
Qunton Temple. Mr. II. C. Metcalf was ap
pointed on the press committee.
Intcrestlngreportswerealso received from
the union missionary committee, tbe union
look-out coinmittecand the press committee.
All showed the flattering and promising
trend afrairs are taking toward the great
convention of this summer.
Venezuela's Premier Golnc to London.
London, March 3. The Times publishes
dispatch from Caracas saying that Scnor
Ilojas, the new Venezuelan minister of
foreign affairs, started Sunday for New
Tork. whence he will Immediately proceed
to London. He Is charged with semi
official missions to Great Britain and
Flro at Mldvnle Steel TVorkK.
Philadelphia, March 3. The molding
shop and a portion or the hammer shop
at the Midvale Steel Works, In Nicetown,
a suburb, were destroyed by fire early
this morning. The loss will reach $50,000,
and is covered by Insurance.
DKAIt sjlt: 1 Ueslra to Slate to Ton And
advertisement In your paper on Sunday last of the L C. IL Chemical Co.' relstlre
to their Kit Bheumatlc Cure, I purchased a bottle to try It, Just as I biro tried
numerous other remodles I hare been troubled with Kneiimatlsm for four (I)
years and have tried almost every remedr thit I have come acrois In my travels
through the country, besides consulting and being treated by four high class phys
icians, but with out any parceptible Improvement My latest Inreslmeut, however.
of 75 cents in tbe purchase of one bottle of L C B. Bheumatic Cure, has afforded me
Bach prompt and thorouth relief that I deem it my duty to express mrself taronch
this medium as to Its merits, and to heartily recommend It to any sufferer with
Rheumatism, as its beneficial eifects are almost immediate. Kindly gire.ttils
space la your valuable columns. Very respectfully,
Of all Druggists- D. K05SIIEIM,
Trade soDpliel byF.A. XMiFst N.'W.
Tschlffely and E. a. . ..
Leadbeater b Sous LCH. Chemical Co., WaahlaetoiC UC s
of which we present a view, located In
If I recall It correctly she had $600 worth,
of notions. bougfirotrthr hill of sale.'and
tile first tliivo iliiu' hrvMa milniltltcfl fu
I J 1.15. This buslues'CBrew, .and in six
iiionius sue moei nimns tnc uriage to
Eleccnth street southeast' There she'added
room arterroom and iheadjolnlng building
until she had nine rooms. Bt 111. like a
healthy child, the business continued to
grow, and. unable to secure larger.rooms,
where site was, she bought, in 18!il, the site
of her present magniricenl building -on the
corner or Pennsjliania, avenue and Eighth
street-southeast. In 189- she began build
ing, ami in September or that J ear oiicncd
one or the finest stores in the city, knownas
"Haines' Washington Siore," a store
witli all the modern conveniences, where
trading becomes a. pleasure instead or a
We all loo well know the business oullook
since then. Change or administration and
scarilty of work made it hard for all, es
pecially the struggling ones, anil surely
this enterprise reevhed little encourage
ment. Predictions were all against it; it
was too large and fine for the locality;
good flnancurs tliought It be) olid the
demands of the iM-nplc. and reallj it si filed
so to the writer; but all these predictions
sounded to us so like jealousy or cm J-that
wo kept quiet and wnlloelforil.o Issue.
The weakest lnt in the whole business
was that it was owned and controlled
by a woman; a sure sign or failure. When
was a womaikknown to make a success In
such a business? Truly, men were prophets'
in those days! Wise commercial agencies
could not understand, it and this business
was of such rapid growth that Mr. Haines
was ktpt so busy hujlng and pajing she
cciuid only state thai II was "all right."
Tills they said was "Isid business arrange
ments one couldjiaie loo much business!'
Mrs. Haines say? sin' ilid not expect to
control such a business, but It grew, Just as
children grow, and takes as much care as
a large fnmllj of liojs. During all these
jears of increasing cares there was no
time when the cliildrcu were all out of
scho.il, and when business became so tax
ing that all hours oat of school they were
meded in the slore. They were sent
nwaj, the two daughters to the Woman's
College, at Baltimore, und the son to
Maijland Agricultural College. They
haie good practical educations, and all as
sist in the store, the older daughter a
Inner and general manager, the other as
sisting In finance, and the son the joung
est hating charge of shoes, house fur
nishliigsaiul gents' riiruishings, three or the
Tills immense store covers fi.OOO square
reel on the first floor, 0,000 square feet
It Will Probably Reach Washing
ton by Tomorrow Night.
THE FROLICS OF THE WIND
Tlio lllgli Utile? Jl'itllercd 1'edestrlaim
and I'lnyi-d Huioc 'With Telejtmpli
und Telephones AVIret. At OueTlnio
Lumt Night It Kniclied u Velocity
of Sixty Miles uu Hour.
The people at the Weather Bureau are
tickled to deal 11 : t hat is. i n t heir official c.i -pacity.
Aside from that, thej are as sus
ceptible to the Inconicnienecs und disagree
able effects resulting from the wind as tlie
rest of the blown-away citizens.
The rcintiu for thishappliiess, which seems
so out or place at the priseut time, when
eicrl)ody else is miserable, is that March
came in Just as it-should, according to the
old a lage. "Like a lion." It will proba
bly drift out "like a Iamb " rAl least, that
Is what the weathcr-niakersa recount ingon.
This cold, windy condition or affairs prob
abl) meansthebrcakiiigof winter. and wlien
things right themselves once more spring
will lie here. Xo more cold wales after
Of course this Is nil vcrj pleasant to con
template, but It does not relieie the present
suffering. And. to make matters worse, a
snow storm is proml-ed forioinorrowiilght.
Snow und wind! Lordpitj those who liai c
to braie the elements.
AT THE WEATHEK UUUEAU.
When a Times rcisirter called at the
Weather Bureau this morning, he found
that the wind was no respecter of persons
or properties, and took a6 many lrbc-rties
with Uncle Sam's jtossessions as it did
with those of indli 1 Juals.
Outside the tall, bare trees swnjed and
bent as the Masts shrieked through their
leaHess brandies, and the got eminent horse
that pulls the got eminent wagon bearing
the sign. "U. S. Weather Bareau," looked
longingly at his master, as much as to say
"I'lease, sir. ir the general public must
be Inriicled with this miserable weather,
can't us fellows on the inside haie sonic
relief? What's the good of being a govern
ment horse If jou can't bae things your
But no attention was paid to tlie steed,
and the cold, w intry wind penetrated to the
i cry marrow of his bones with fiendish glee.
Inside the big building where all kinds or
weather Is manufactured and scried to the
public at cost price, the little instrument
which records the lelocity or the wind was
liming a merry dance. During the past
twenlj-rour hours the wind has been un
steady, in one sense, but quit c steady enough
hi another. Its lelocity has varied, but
the minimum rale of speed reached by the
gale is altogether too high to suit those
who'have to do business with it.
VELOCITY' OF THE WIND.
At one time last night the wind got a
hump on Itself and the little dial on the
recording instrument showed that It had
blown at the rate ot 60 miles an hour. Then
It would drop to about 45 miles, and linger
around thai mark for a while, when up It
would go again. With the rising of tlie
sun the wind abated a little. Its aieragc
velocity this forenoon'being 35 miles.
"This is a northwester;" remarked Prof.
Moore to the reporter, "and it is liable to
blow for some time jet. The North Is
catching it heavier than we are, a tcrriHc
gale having raged on the Nesv England coast
for the past two dajs.
"There is a prospect of Washington being
treated to a snow storm tomorrow night.
A well-defined storm Is developing In the
Mississippi Valley Ibis morning, and the
States in that section will surely catch It.
It may turn to rain before reaching us, but
I do not think It will. We have the
best chance of gettlnga fall of snow before
tomorrow night that we have had this
"The wind will abate a little tonight,
bat 11 will veer around to the northeast
or east and freshen up a gain. We must look
for -wind all this month."
Notwithstanding the heavy blow, no se
rious damage lias been reported. A num
ber of outhouses were blown down last
night and telephone and telegraph wires
suKered to some extent.
Many amusing sights were witnessed on
" Warranted-to cure or
your money back."
WismvGTOS-, D C
Aiiifor f Tlie Tlmrt:
to lhn nnhlta At ljLrre tfe&t. "Votlrfnff All
the streets today, and to the small boy the
high wind has proved a source or endless
joy. On the A venue, near Eighteenth st revt,
this morning, a young colored man was
walking across thestreet with a big wooden
bucket rille-d with assorted candy In his
hand. He was intent upon looking out ror
the cars and lehicles, but paid no atten
tion to the breezes that were dalljlng with
his backet. And right here is where he
made a mistake. A particularly strong gust
liltilii- bucket abaft the beam, asthcsailors
say, and the next instant sweetmeats were
fljing in all directions.
The residence or J. Howard Tabler, No.
225C strectnorthwest. wnspartlyunroofed
by the wind last night. The tin sheeting
Tor a distance of thirty feet was lirted and
laid oicr on the front or the house like a
big awning. It hung this morning
over the portico, swinging down twenty feet
and glistening in the sunlight.
PENSION CLEKKS IN HANGER.
A iianic in the Pension Bureau and perhaps
serious consequent e-s were narrowly al ert
1 about ! 30 o'clock this forenoon by the
the timely discovery and action of Hack
Inspector Samuel A. liroff of the police
He was iaslng the corner or Firth and
O streets northwist when he noticed the
aire-, or tin roofing which toierthc crown
or the big Pension Building rising In Im
mense folds like a ballooa. The gale of
wind had MKievded inforclng Its way
undir the roor near the nortwc-urii eaies.
The wind caue-d the roof to roll into
great metal w.nes, and the entire mass
was upon the iniint of being torn rrom its
rastemngs and s,nt whirling through the
streets, where it would no doubt haie
caused lo-s of lire or serious Injury to pi
Then, too, there was danger or a panic
among the hundreds or employes in the
bJildlng, which would no doubt hale re
sulted rrom the noise, like thunder, at
tending the tearing away or the great
stretches of tin.
Mr.Ororhookin thcsituntlonat a glance,
and entering the great brick structure
proccedid quietly to tl e office or Deputy
Commissioner Murphy. He Informed that
'iff Ida I of the Imj ending danger, and a
forc-eof tinners we re unt for and were soon
at work repairing the dam ige, which was
accomplished wl'h difficulty, owing to
the prevailing high wind.
Inspector rorr was thanked by the
deputy commissioner ror his promptness
in the matter. The clerks In the building
did not learn of the danger oierhead until
the damage had been repaired, about noon.
LOVE I.EI TO CHIME.
JenlotiH "Wooer Tried to Cremate IIIm
Norristown, Pa.. March 3. Love and
Jealousy were the features in a remarka
ble case, in which James Borland is
elurg'sl with arson in three times set
ting on rire the lmrn of William Nice, at
Ogontz. His trial was up jesterdav.
About midnight of April 11, 1895. the
stable was on fire, and Kobert Armstrong,
coachman for Mr. Nice, had a narrow
escape rrom being consumed. The barn
was set on fire again on June 9, and
on October 19.
Borland and Armstrong were friendly
until a short time previous to the first fire,
when, it is alleged, they quarrelled over a
girl. Miss Sarah Elliott. The Litter re
ceives! an anonymous letter, stating that
Armstrong was a bad man, and ir she
wanted more information, to write to
Miss Elliott wrote for information, and
several letters passed Ijetween them, all of
which were signed Borland.
Itullrond Company HefUKcd to I'rcwe-
cuto un Embezzling Clerk.
New York. March 3. Frank Irion, who
was formerly a clerk In the offices of the
Houston and East ami West Texas railroad
at Houston. Tex., walked Into police head
quarters yesterday and said he wanted to
gli p himself up for a theft committed sev
eral months ago.
He told Acting Capt. O'Brien that -while
he was in the service ot the company in
September last he appropriated sfloo or
their monev and lert the town. He went
to California, but afterward came East
and went to England. His money being
spent he returned to New l'ork. Being un
able to secure employment he determined
to surrender In order to be taken lack to
The detectives communicated with the
authorities at Houston and last night a re
ply was received to the efrect that the rail
road company did not care to prosecute
Irion. He will therefore be discharged.
Gen. Garcia'H Hearing- Postponed.
New York. March 3. The hearing before
Commissioner Shields in the cases or Gen.
Garcia. Capt. Hughes, Capt. Brabazon,
Benjamin J. Muerda and Bernardo J.
Bueno. accused or haling violated tlie neu
trality laws, In connection with alleged
filibustering expeditions upon the steam
ships Hawkins. Bermuda and Laurada, was
set down for to Jay at 3 o'clock, but by con
ent of counsel on both sides It has been ad
journed until next Saturday morning.
Postponed tlie Lecture.
The le-cture on "America" by Gen. Greely,
announced ror tomorrow evening at All
Souls' Church, will be postponed for one
For Pension Days, March 4, 5.
flits of the Best Creamery Bnfer .. ..SI.OO
311)8. of the Bi-i I'roamery Butter S5c
Slbs. of the Bist Crra-nery Butter 58c
1 lb. of th BesiOieimory Butter 23c
Clifton Cream Cheese .'.....TfBc
Eggs that are guaranteed fresh I2jac
At my st-irnl or on mall orders only.
K-Street Market. "
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p- -" I - ill
" ' ' aa east fa rt tXFte
HuIiicm' r-rmieut Store, Eight li Street and rennxylsatila Atenue Sotithcust.
LITTLE "JIMMiT IS DEAD
One of the Odd Characters of Wash
ington Passes Away.
Ho TVa a Familiar Figure Around the
National MuHeudl and Smltb-
Aoothcr of the odd characters in wliicli
this city abuunds has passed away. Little
jimmy u ieary, tnc humpback, who for a
long time past was a familiar figure at the
Seienth street approaches to the National
Museum and Smithsonian Institution, died
ie-sterday at the home of his sister, near
Chevy Chase, aged abgut firty jears.
Jimmy had been sick about about two
weeks. He contracted a cold during the
re-cent see ere weather, and when he found
himself getting worse decided to submit
his frail body to his sister's nursing.
He gaie up his room In Purdy'i court
and went into the country about a week
ngo, but the told settled on lushes and lie
was attacked, with fatal lresults, ByMincu
monia. ' .
Ieplle his -deformity, o'Lcjiry was a
Jollc little soul, and iiftinasrcl,' to pick up
many pennies, nickels '.iiul'duncs. with an
occasional bright siher cjunrter, bv direct
ing itsitors to Uncle Sh'm'sjraiiseiiins the
-Medical, .National and Smithsonian which.,
he used to say Jocular),-; stood "all three
In a row" and "nicer i chit to go in, wid
a betther show nor jon'll find in the dime
muse-es on the llowery,p( N( l'orruk."
Jimmy came origiuallyfrom the Me
tropolis, but had be in jie'rma number of
ears. Hfs. quaint savings, as well as the
information he furnished strange-rs, eanu-el
many sheekels for him. (e ingaskc d oncda y
by a Western Congressman. how he broke
his back, O'Leary replied drylj.
"Shun'. I wuz r'achin' fora fortune and
fell and me back sthruek the bed rhock ov
Another favonle saying of the hunch
back was to address a party of visitors
"Uintlcmln, IT ye'll give me a dime I'll
tell yez how to baie somefuun."
Upon being handed the requisite coin
the queer-looking little fillow would say
with a laughable grimace-
"Now go into the slcond b'llding ter yez
left and Ink at the slhutred munkees."
While Hon. William Walter Phelps or
New Jersey was a member of Congress
Jimmy was one or that statesman's proteges
and called on him regularly eierj week to
receive the member's contribution or a
crisp one dollar note, which Mr. riielps
declared was hfs weekly donation to the
Fenian fund. Jimmy, In referring to the
Jcrseyman, always said
"Mister Plillps wuz a grate men, even
If he did wear his front hair loike a Jude."
Yellow Fever at Hlo Janeiro.
Bio Janeiro. March 3. -A serious out
break otyellowrcverhasoccurred hit hlscily
Two hundred and twe-ntv-five men of the
Trnll.iii w.nrshln Ijlinhardla have been at
tacked by the disease and 84 hae died.
Un ;Ie Sam's
ktWWe Tfi75P "i
The leaden of both tbe British political parties are so profuse ill pro
fessions of their aoceptanoe of the Monroe doctrine that the above pioture
Mema to size up the situation.
" "' Hew York Recorder
ALMOST FHOZEN TO DEATH.
PerlloUM Trip of Four Men Over Fif
teen Mile of Ice.
Erie, Pa., March3. A second detachment
from the Icebound Shenangu No. 1, of
the Port Doicr and Conneaut, Ohio, Car
Ferry line reached shore jesterday after
twelve dajs' exiiosure in the frigidity of
the lake. The party comprised. Mate M.
Jtowan of Erie; Engineer Michael Magulre.
Fireman Ned Mclsaucs and William Law
rence, a greaser.
The men reached North East, after a
laborious and perilous trip of fifteen miles
over the mountains of ice which lav be
tween them and the land. They left the
boatat dajbrenk and used a light life craft
to assist them oier the weak places in
the Ice. They were badly exhausted and
almost frozen when they reached the shore.
Mate Itowan reports the ferry to be
fifteen miles ofr land and she lies In the
Ice floe with forty feet of Ice under her
keel. The pressure of the Ice has raised
the boat, which is 300 rcet long and 34
feset beam, throe feet above her draught.
Capt. McLcod was left on the boat with
eight men and with provisions enough to
last six das. They hai-rrcoal enough to
keep the plpe-s from freezing ror thirty
Mate Howan and his crew will leaie
North East today with a boat on planks
laden with provisions for the crew.
Major A. C. Hcidckoper of Meadiille
was here all day fitting out an expedition
tiniler Capt. McLeod of the ste-amer Aurora
to go to the imirisoned lioal today. This
party will accompany Howan from North
East.- The crew or the boat are In good
health. The sarety or the Terry, which is
worth $130,000. and twenty cars of mer
chandise, is problematical.
1IHALNHI) JUS AVIFE
Socialism Craved it Couple and a Mur
der IVllH till' HfKlllt.
Mifflinlown. Pa.. March 3 Charles Ram
sey, a farmer near East Waterfonl, Ju
niata county, K-.it his wife's brains out
Sund.iv night wiln a dub and an iron bar.
They hail been reading a socialistic book
called "Millennial Dawn." and tK-cnriie de
inentc 1 oi er It. but w ere not considered dan
gerous. They were alone at the time. Mrs Ram
se was found in lhe kitchen Icing on her
face with her head beaten lo a Jelly.
Itanisev was found In the cow stable, where
he bad hidden, with only an undershirt
on and a horse blanket around him. He-
was bound and brought hire to Jail, where
he is very violent.
The house showed signs of a terrible
struggle. Hamsev's face and neck were
scraicneu, one ee uiscoioreii, aim nts
hands torn and bitten.
Nearly all the furniture had been thrown
out of doors, and among it were two re
lohers and a Winchester pin, which Ram
sey had kept for protection ever since
being roblicd eighteen nionlbs ago.
Ramsey sajs a sacrifice had to be of
rered up, and "the denl sacririceel Effie."
Killed by u HurMlni; Emery Wheel.
Fottstown, March 3. Levi N. Knauer,
a foreman in the construction department
of the Cofrode . Sa lor Philadelphia bridge
works at this place, was instantly killed
by the bursting or a revolving emery wheel
while at work yesterday morning. The
wheel was a new one and had Just been
put in operation.
on the second, and tbe third is used for a
public hall, which brings a Rood revenue.
There are fifty departments fully stocked,
employing rrom fortyto cue hundred clerks
in the busy icason. Many VfjfcfJiidy clerks
nnvc been with Mrs. Halncs-ttihii four to
seven years, and are Lotii'.ji.eas.int and
accommodating. Children arc of trn trusted
with large purchases because or the careful
al tent lou gicn them. They have an
extensive millinery department with up-to-date
styles; and I think they lake more
trouble to p'casc than any pl.iee I 1 avc
ever I cm. In tl e dress-goods I'epartment
they not only assist In selecting the
goods, but suggest suitable styles for
making, lluttcrick's patterns being sold
in the store.
Mrs. Haines or her daughter pocs to New
1'ork every rew weeks, thus keeping the
stock fresh and new and glvln: their cus
tomers the benefit of the lowest market
prices. The community is rapidly learn
ing to appreciate this slore, where they can
be so comfortably accommodated and get
all they want at priced as low and often
lower than those farther up in the city.
And the public may rest assured Haines'
Washington Store" Is here to stay.
Economy and hard work will tell,
and. though Mrs. Haines began business in
Washington a ery delicate woman, the
'lyffy : r; jlSaiPGE store?- IWtUjji. Si
Mr. nnlneH Store Ten Yearn Aj;o
DETECTIYE IN DRESSES
Boarding House Crook Captured by
a Woman He Had Bobbed.
ShoIJnd Been In Pursuit Several Duyx.
Hot He Finally Escaped
"I caught him, but hegot a way from me!"
.exclaimed a stylishly attired woman, ad
dressing Inspector Hollinlicrgcr, as she en
tered the detcctlie ofrice late yesterdaj
Then she Tollowcd the cluer Into his orficc
and told blm her story. The little lady had
Just succeeded in creating a scene of excite
ment on F street In trjingtoarrest. i thief.
The story, as related by the inspector,
is a good one. Several daj s ago she called
upon thechle-f and complained Ihatashrewci
boarding house crook had rented a room
from her, anil while she was temnorarilv
absent rrom lhe house, had entered her
boudoir and stolen scleral articles or jew
elry. Similar robberies had been reported
and the description or the thief tallied with
that given bv the lady. Thedetectlces had
also been Inst met ed to look out forthe"room
After the ladv had made her complaint,
the inspector politely requested her to glie
her name and address. u ft could be en
tered upon the record of roblieries. This
she firmly declined todo. and Mr.HoIhnticr
ger and his men do not know wiio she is or
from whence she came.
Hefore leawng detective headquarters,
however, sheaniiotinceil her Intention of try
ing to run down the crook herself. The
ins)ector had not seen her since her first in
terview until jesterdav. when she. ruslusl
breathlessly into his ofrice. with the excla
mation "I caught him. but he got away from me!"
It apticars ih.it the unknown lady was
pissing along F street c-stcrdav afternoon,
and in front of the Patent office she spied
the man who had robbed her boudoir of Its
Jewels. Instead of following him quiclly
until he reached Ninth street, where Police
man llocce is stationed, and isiinting him
out to that guardian as a crook who is
wanted at headquarters for scleral crimes,
she became excitel.
Rushinr; up to the strapping young fel
low she pluekily seized him in the collar
and raising her umbrella threateningly
above his head, dab fashion, shouted;
"Now I've got you. You are my prisoner,
The crook was taken c-oniplelelv by sur
prise, owing to the suddenness of the at
tack rrom the rear. Hut quickly recovering
himself he said in the most urbane manner
"Miss, vou are mistaken."
"I am not." she replied. "Come to the
station-house with me."
"Not on vour golden wedding," re
plied the thief.
In the meantime a small crowd of curious
spectators had gathered about. Suddenly
the crook wrenched himself loose from
her grasp and fled down Eighth street.
The lady amateur sleuth jelled. "Catch
thief!" but the fleet fellow made good
Then she proceeded to detective head
quarters in a flurry to tell Inspertor Hol
hnberger how she had captured the thief
and how he had eluded her. Heforeleaving
headquarters she inrormed the chief de
tective that she was still on the fellow's
trail and would keep it warm until she had
MEET AT SOUTHERN I'EVES.
Northern and -Western Residents of
tlie South -Will Attend.
Baltimore, March 3. The Southern States
Magazine says that the most important con
vention ever held in the South asTegards
the influence which its deliberations will
have in attracting attention to that sec
tion will be held at Southern Pines, N. C
on May 5.
The bodv will be made up of persons
from Northern and Western States and
foreign countries who have settled In the
Southern States in recent years. The oli
ject of the convention is to enable them
to expre-ss publicly their opinions as to
the South; Its advantages, attractions and
opportunities. Delegate will lie appointed
by the governors or the States, by countv
commissioners, by majors or the cities and
and towns, and bj- presidents or trade or
ganizations throughout the South.
Special efforts will be made, not only to
have the most noted gathering of Northern
and Western people now living In the South
which has ever been held, but also to draw
to the convention many people from the
North, in order that thej- may fully under
stand the Soulli. as presented. by the dele
gates to the convention.
Potato PutcheM for Harrlxbursr.
Hams burg, Pa.. March 3. Arrangements
are being made in Harrisburg to start the
"free potato patch" scheme of Major Fili
gree or Detroit. The matter will no doubt
be carried on under the auspices of the
narrisburg Benevolent Society. Already
a number or owners of unoccupied ground
in the city stand ready ter loan It for
cultivation purposes for the benefit of the
Judgment of Default Taken.
Cleveland, March 3. A special to the
Press from Lisbon, O., says: A Judgment
by default was taken tlils'nftoriiooii for
$3,133.31 In the suit brought by W. S Gur
nc Jr.. A Company, of New Xork. agalnst,
the Piltsburg. Marion and Chicago Kall-
,road, which runs from this place to New
uaiuee. r.i. ah orncr iur me saie oi tue
road was issued."
Wash. B. Williams
Dealer in Furniture,
Carpets, &c, &c.
7th and DSts.IS. W.
hard work she has done not only CDlargtd
her intellectually, but so restored her to
health that three yean, ago sac had no
iliffleulty in se-curlng a $10,000 life Insur
ance policy. Mrs. Haines' mother, Mrs M.
A. Morrison, makes her home wltn her, and
is a remarkably bright woman, being In
he r eighty-first ) ear.
Mrs. Haines is always iiosted In politics:
Is a radical protectionist and in religion
a Methodist, She has occupied the late
ex-I'resldent Grant's pew in the Metropoli
tan M. E. Church for the last five years.
Each sueceedlng je-ar Mrs. Halne3 has In
some way celebrated the annli ereary of
Iie-r entrance Into this building. The first
j ear with a birthday party and public ban
quet: the second, a fine display or Hre
works, and the third, with touxenirs and
music. I've wondered ir every woman's
council that has met here in the last
rour years has isited this place or busi
ness Mrs. Haines has done more to shoir
the ability or woman In business than any
twenty platrorm ieakers could possibly
do in ten ears. On March 4 and 5, therfr
will be tell souve-nir prhes gien and itt
the evening or the lib music and a general
reception to the public when all can
see Tor themselves the ten ye-ars' work
or this great enterprise.
Ladies' cloth top and pat
ent leather button and lace
some few are suitable for
heavy winter wear; worth
up to $5. 00, now
Boys' splendid school shoes
at 98c $1.25,81.48
Children's shoes great
est values ever offered at
75c, 98c, $1 .25.
These school shoes give
good wear and look well.
Ladies' spring heel lace
or button nobby toes
makes good school shoe also
regular value $3.00, for
Men's satin calf, all styles
and toes; splendid value.
Just arrived men's calf
hand-sewed bals. and con
gress; worth S3.50, at
"8 10" 7th St. N.W.
MONET WANTED AND TO LOAN.
MONET TO LOA-IV-In large sums,
or as low as $l.uiai, at G and 8 pet
cent on D C. r11 estate; also Slice), $600,
$760, etc., nc 6 pe-r cent. WM. U. SAHN
DERS x CO.. 1407 F st. nw. tf
UONEY to lo.iu at 5 and t per cent on
District of Columbia rc-altj; ou delay If
eeurlty is satisfactory.
WALTER U. ACKER. 701 14th ov.
WS take as collateral any listed stock or
bond In any city ot tbe United States;
also old line lire Insurance policies, syndi
cate certiricates, warehouse receipts, real
estate mortgages and trusts. YERKE3 A
BAKElt. -10 to 46 Mct7LT.it t Building.
H.JK. FULTON'S t-o.ui Orflce. 1218
Pa7.ave.nw. EstnbnshedinlSTO. Money
loaned on watches, diamonds, jewelry, sir
verwarc, etc. Special bargains In watches.
Jewelry and stli cm-are. au20-6m
nOHSI'.S AND CAHIlIAOEs.
MCKEEVER UK03. UAVE ARKIVEK
with acarload or fine coach horses, all
well bred, familj' broken, good steppers,
and high actors, comprising the follow
ing: 1 blue roan team, lb Hands high, tt
jears old. closely matched In color, sue,
and action. 1 pair bajs. D! hands high.
0 jears old. very stylish, fast steppers,
and will make an ideal coach team. 1
graj- team. 1C 3-4 hands high. 7 years
old, fast steppers, and crj stylish. 1 pair
brown cobs, coming G jisrs old. IB 3-4
hands high, remarkably high actors, fast
steppers, und i cry stylish. 1 cross-matched
team, chestnut sorrel anil dapple graj. 6
and 7 years old, high actors, tast steppers,
and eery stylish. I bay brougham horse.
Ill hands high. 6 jears old. good stcpcr.
high actor; w III make as prcitj a brougham
horse as there Is In the Dlst net; alsoi scleral
single road and coacli horses; the above
horses to be seen at CAIRO STABLES.
1618, 1620 M St. (formerly Woods),
where McKceicr Bros, are located per
manently, and will keep constantly on
hand a large stock of the best horses that
can be found. Gentlemen wanting horses
will do well to call on McKccvcr Bros, be
fore purchasing elsenhcrc. as sat!racl!ou
Is guaranteed. All Information concerning
nboie stock will be cheerfully glien by
McKeeierBros.,orPerrj Scott. Telephone
FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE.
1IFAUT1FU1.LY S1TUATKD O.N LINE OV
CHEVY CHASE X KENSI.NGION ELECTRIC
RAILWAY, CONNECTICUT AVENUK EX
TEN UED, CONVENIENT TO CITY. CHEAP
BUILDING LOTa VILLASITES. ACREAGE.
For snle st loir pr!-ea nud on easy tsrms.
Bouses built xhero deelrod. For pints and In
formation call on
BLOF010W. WALKER & SOI,
NO. 1006 F St X W. folMm
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