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rhsYrjpi e TJIE EVENING TIMES, TUESDAY, 'MARCH 3, 1896. TEN YEARS IN WASHINGTON...... mBSk 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 Your competitor 5 t 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 ''''Po''g''l . 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 jiresided. 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 as follows "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 comentlon tents. "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 tlie work." 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 France. 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. INTERNAL RHEUMATIC CURE. to r 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 Anacostij. 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 vexation. 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 largest departments. Tills immense store covers fi.OOO square reel on the first floor, 0,000 square feet SHOW STORMPHEDIGTED 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 this month. 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 own waj?" 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 year. "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 Mm. 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 deiiartmeut. 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 destriausnnd teams. 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 Hlvnl. 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 James Borland. Miss Elliott wrote for information, and several letters passed Ijetween them, all of which were signed Borland. SUnitENDEHED.HUTDISCnAnGED. 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 West, 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 week. 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. Gibbons. K-Street Market. " ','fs " I p- -" I - ill " ' ' aa east fa rt tXFte HuIiicm' r-rmieut Store, Eight li Street and rennxylsatila Atenue Sotithcust. s 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- noiiIuu Institution. 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 advarsity." Another favonle saying of the hunch back was to address a party of visitors thu sly "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 wu?MmsW PIS i n 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 days. 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. Trained Lion. 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 From Her. "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 arternoon. 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 worker." 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, you thief!" 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 bis escape. 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 landed him. 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 poor. . 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. I f March Reductions at StoH's. t t t t Ladies' cloth top and pat ent leather button and lace some few are suitable for heavy winter wear; worth up to $5. 00, now $1.98 t 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. ; t t t Ladies' spring heel lace or button nobby toes makes good school shoe also regular value $3.00, for $1.48 ! ; J I J I J f Men's satin calf, all styles and toes; splendid value. $1.95 Just arrived men's calf hand-sewed bals. and con gress; worth S3.50, at $2.48 STOLL'S "8 10" 7th St. N.W. '.W.VVSV 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. Jy31-tt 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 4T-. nihl-3t FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE. KENILWORTH, MARYLAND. 1IFAUT1FU1.LY S1TUATKD O.N LINE OV CHEVY CHASE X KENSI.NGION ELECTRIC RAILWAY, CONNECTICUT AVENUK EX TEN UED, CONVENIENT TO CITY. CHEAP FARC 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. 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