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B?K?5S 3T9sss&5&5?!a are" &.', T iSS .-; f- j- - TeJf , A " " - .i .' ts' z -. - THE' EVENING-TimES, TUESDAY, APRHi 28. 1890. IS ' THE WASHINGTON TIMES (MORSISO, EVEX1NO AXD SCSDAT). OWNED AND ISSUED BY 1HE WASHINGTON TIMES COMPANY, TIMES BUILDING. SOCTUWFST COKNEIt PENNSYLVANIA ATE- mie ami Tenth bmELT. Telephone Editorial Rooms, 4s8. Business Ottice, "JT. Price Mo-nine or Evening Edition. One Cent Sunday Edition .Tbiee Cents Monthly, l-y Carrier Morning and bunday Thlrtv-nvo Cent3 Evenlu .Thirty Cents Morning. is' and V. r. I evening -FlFTV CENT3 bunaay BY MAIL.. POSTAGE TBKPAID. Uornlnci Evening- o'"1 Sunday 50o llorului: uutl Sunday 35o Evening uud Suudny 35o WASHINGTON. D. C APRIL 28. 1SD0L The Times reaches MORE PEOPLE every day in the week than any dally paper published in the Dis trict of Columbia. No other paper can successfully assail this statement Circulation books open to all. This circulation of The Times for tho week ended April 211. 1800, svus as follows: Monday, April 20 . . . 38,926 Tuesday, ApFil 21 . . . 41.793 Wednesday, April 22 . 41,875 Thursday, April 23 . . 42,204 Friday, April 24 ... . 38,951 Saturday, April 25 . . 43,412 Sunday, April 26 ... . 25,928 ; 273,089 Less damaged copies, copies left over, un sold, in. Office, and copies left over, un sold, at Newsstands and Branch Offices 7,050 Net .- 266,039 I solemnly swear tliut the nliove 1h u currtt't statement of the circula tion of THE WASHINGTON TIMES for tin week ended April 20. lhll, and tliut nerj copy- was delivered or mailed for a valuable considera tion. WILLIAM 1IUTLEH. Superintendent of Circulation. Suliscrlbed and sworn to before mu this 27th day of April, A. I. 18!)U. EIINEST G. THOMPSON, Notary Public. EHIOME TEE HEWS Di TBE MORMHG TIMES. If you miss any newsln tlieeveutiii; edition look in the list below. What you're looking for w as probably pub lished in this morning:' edition, and as The Times never repeats you'll have to take both editions to jjot all the news as quick ok it happen". SILVER WAS ON THE MENU Nevvian'is Dinner May lie in UMiIencc at Chicago. ' BIO CYCLONE IN DAKOTA Farm Buildings Swept Away and Tele graph Irafne Su-ieinlcd. JACKSON GAINS A POINT Certain Testimony Excluded In tlie Bryan Murder Trial. WOTS CAUSED 1!Y TAXES Serious Uprising!) Reported in an Italian City. MACEO SAYS SEND ARMS If United Suite-. Would Not Interfere. Cuba Could Win. CANDLER WAS OUT OF JAIL Jackson City Gambler and Hip Guard Were Drunk. BERMUDA HAS PUT TO SEA Daring Filibuster Slips Out on Another Expedition. TnEIU JUUILEE Or SONG Tliirteentli Anniversary of St. Mark's Episcopal League: MADE A THREE YEARS TERM Theosoptnsts Think that Long Enoughfor Their President. MILITIA GUARDS THE POLLS Louisiana State Troops Ordered Out to . Natchitoches. NATION DOES HIM HONOR Uen. Grant's Birthday Celebrated in Many Cities. ANACOSTIA IS JUBILANT Citizens Tliank The Times Tor Promised Itaplit Transit. NAVARRE WAS GALLOPED Great llorsc'on Exhibition at Kenning Yesterday. JONAHS TO WASHINGTON Visitors l'lajed Good Hall and Were Lucky. IS GOOD BRITISH COMEDY "The ArtM's Model" a Pleasing Exam ple of a .New Type. CANNON'S BIG MAP POPULAR Scheme to Reproduce the United States ielieme to Kcprouuc Meets with Favor. i tav MILNE-SKERRETT WEDDING NEAR Plans Tor a. Brilliant Occasion Are Now Complete. .ENDEAVOR FUND GROWING 1-inancla Progress Reported to the '96 Committee. CLAIMED 8nn HAD ELOPED Alexandria's Mayor Could Not Sustain the Charge Against Mrs. Layton. SENATE HAS PILED IT ON ltlvernnd Harbor BilllncreasedOver Two Millions. SERVING TWO MASTERS Senate Will Prohibit Retired Officers from Corporation Hire. MUST PROCURE A PERMIT Medical anil Dental Colleges Regulated by a New Law. NEW JERUSALEM MEETING Sessions Open Today In National New Church Edifice. TO SURVEY THE CLOUDS Weather Bureau to Undertake a Unique Task. Money Found In the Cabin. 6hamokin,ra.,April 28. Jeremiah Dichl. a iMdiclor rarroer died in Mabantonga Val ley, on Thursday last, and his nephew Sun day found $2,000 in goldand billsccncealcd In the cracks and crannies of bis old cabin. A year ago the deceased roan's brother, John Dicbl, who was also a bachelor recluse, died, and (be same nephew found $2.ft00 Million under the floor of his sleep ing room. Both men were supposed to be almost pciintleM- Tmpesi.it;i councils LTTCKT QTJAKEB CITT1 While Washington U laboring heavily to bare the price or gas reduced from $1.25 a thousand reet, Philadelphia Is contemplating reduction to 75 and ultimately to CO cents. The papers of that city are already rejoicing over the near advent of the time when GO-cent gas will do the heating and cooking of the house and the coal cart and asli cart be known no more forever. In fact, all tills is quite possible jvlth gas at 75 cents, but absolutely assured when the price readies the lower fignre. This meta morphosis can be achieved because the city of Philadelphia owns her own gas plant, and the authorities In cliargc declare tliat by enlarging und improving It they can 'manufacture gas and sell It for 75 cents ut a profit. The experience of Philadelphia Is simply IhaLol every oilier city that is the owner of Its lighting system. It matters not whether It is gas or electricity, the fact re mains that the people get chcapera ud better service1 hen Ihemuiiicipallty&upplieslllhan when this is done by a private corporation. It is the sioat natural thing In the world, too, that such Is the case. The municipal ity can equip Its plant as cheap, buy Its coal and other supplies as cheap as a private concern. It can even pay its, workmen belter wages, aud yet furnish a product of a better quality aud at a lower price, because H has to pay no large dividends on -watered stock. The profit exacted'by the stockholders ou their Investment Is what compels cousumersto pay exorbitant prices ror their light. , There is no reason to believe but that Washington would fare as well as ether cities If the municipality owned the light ing plant. No doubt, both gas and eicctrio lights could lie -furnished at a minimum price, and yet leave a surplus applicable to enlargement .and improvement as time might demand. It Is a matter which our people ought to look Into carefully, with a view to adopting that policy which will result in the greatest good to the greatest number. ItAFID TRANSIT FOR AN'ACOSTIA. It affords The Times a great deal of pleasure to be able to congratulate the good iicople of Anacostla upon the definite prospect of rapid transit within tn years, or jierhnps cun less. Tills pleasure Is all the more genuine because mixed with it is a modest appreciation of the acknowl edgements which have come to The Times for the share 1 1 has in ha ving brought a liou t the long-desired legislation. At the same time it feels thiflt has dune no more than Itsduly in standing for the best interests of every section and of all the people of the District. What is good for them isgood lor The Times. The whole .southeastern portion of the District has been treated in a ttei.motl.crl) fashion iu the matter of transportation facilities. While other lections bate been broughlimo easy communication with each other by means of electrtcuuil cable lines, the southeast, especially that part ljlng on the other side of the Eastern Branch, has had to gel along nith an amiquand apology for a ttcend-rate horse ear line. The material development that under more propitious conditions would have been Us lot n as held In check through the un will lug nessor Inability of oue man to furnish the people with proper facilities and make the region they inhabit easily accessible, so as to encourage and stlmuate the lnei-t-inent of capital and the building up of waste places. The bill passed yesterday by theniouse will no doubt be con curreil in by thcSciiatu because the amendments are not of a character to evoke prolmged debate or determined antagonism, and two years hence will see the consummation of what Anncostians have hoped and labored for so long. NO MORE THAN IUG1IT. The amendment to the naval appropria tion bill, offered by Senator Chandler, prohibiting officers of the navy or marine corps, on J he retired lUt, from taking em ployment in the ser Ice of business concerns that furnislf supplies to the government. Is eminently Just and proper. It might ery well be amplified by extending the Inter diction to any private employment what ever. If it be said that the pay ofaffoffl ,ccr on the retired list Is not munificent, and that such skill as he has acquired at the expense of the United States is remuner ated more liberally by private manufactur ing concerns 'than by the government, the answer is that he ought to resign from tte servlceand devote himself entirely and ex clusively to his new and better-paying em plover. He should not be allowed to tcrve t.wo masters.. , There are many skilled engineers out of emploj meat or In unremunerativ e positions vvho'would be glad to accept such places as are held by retired army and navy officers In private manufacturing establishments, and Would render, good, efricientand raith ful service. Retired naval officers are to day employedby the Cramps and other shipbuilders. possibly because of superior skill and knowledge, but also, no doubt, because of their connection Willi the naval establishment and the advantages they de rive thererrora. Army officers on trie re tired list are employed in several New Eng land arms factories, presumably for similar reasons. The practice is radically wrong, and the 'Chandler amendment is oiien to no other objection than that it ought to be made more comprehensive. GBAVE HESPONSIUIL.ITV. Within the past few weeks the country has been shocked by the many homicides -committed by insane persons. In a num ber of instances the murderers had given no previous intimation or shown signs of a deranged mind, but iu several cases they had once been Inmates of lunatic asvlums and discharged as cured. Notable among the latter is that of Peter Egbert, a young man in Rockville, Ind., who killed five people-without thc'lcasr. cause or provoca tion and then committed suicide. It Is wrong, almost criminally wrong, to permit a person to be at large who has at one tline'ln his or her life been afflicted with dementia, unless that condition was the temporary effect of disease and disap peared with the cause. In byfar thelarser proportion of cases dementia, if based upon organic defects, will return, even though the patient may have presented all the appearances of being cured and dis charged as such. The dlsiAisltion to work mischief 13 simply lying dormant, and may be aroused by a circumstance so trifling as to escape notice altogether. Upon no other hypothesis can one account for Eg bert's deed, committed without any premo nition, andat an early hour of the morning. rhysicians In charge of bOspltals for the Insane incur a grave responsibility "when they discharge as cured a lrson who has at any time suffered from dementia of a vicious nature. It may seem cruel to keep an apparently cured patient in the asylum, but It is far more cruel to turn him loose upon the community and run the risk of a great catastrophe. IPXer UISITORS to Washington seldom leave the city hall with its historic court room unseen. It is the prldo "of the bailiffs and deputies to show sight seers the place where Guileau, Gen. Sickles, Breckinridge, and others whose names stand prominently in trial history heard the fateful word of'the Jury. A party of tourists from Massachusetts were being shown through the courthouse yesterday by John, one of the. head bailiffs. They reached the famous court room. All the ladles of the party insisted on sitting in the Judge's chair, standing in the witness box, and walking through the Jury stand. John recited to them the history of the famous happenings that had occurred there. The ladles Jotted down notes as the bailiff proceeded. "And here," said John, "the famous Bill Jones, the fierce and dangerous highway man who attempted to hold up President Monroe as be walked down, with the Mon roe doctrine under his arm, and who killed several men, was tried. It was probably the most dramatic event that ever took place in this building." The ladles Jolted down more notes and tried the Judge's seat again. iiy RAISE in the price of lead may be looked for in the near ruture.' cilii .Tnmra C. Frank, a miner, of. Helena, Mont., who Is stopping at the Na tional. "The producers of Montana and Idaho have already come to an agreement looking to that end. and unless the current price of the metal goes up materially in a very few das war will be declared be tween the Eastern and Western producers. An effort will be made to have the Missouri miners Join with thoseorourownStatc.and In that, event they can control the lead market so that it will be very Interesting for the Eastern men. The Easterners are short, but the Westerner have a big sup ply on hand. It Is the purpose of the lat ter to curtail the lead production to such an extent as to squeeze the price up on the Eastern men. There is little lead In the East today." Ill OSSES to cattlemen from cold and 1 drouth the past winter have been smaller than ever known licfore." said F.8. Herbert, who lives near Lincoln, Neb., at Willard's last evening. "As a re sult cattle are In particularly good shape tills spring, and the cattlemen of the West arc quite sanguine. The Stock Growers' Association recently held a convention that tended to brighten their hopes. The prices will remain as good as last year, it was shown, but the cattlemen have no hopes yet of securing the reduction in transportation rates they anticipated. The pest of wolves in the far West is now the worst enemy the cattle raiser has. and it is proliablc some concerted action will be taken to get rid of the evil." fREDERICK J. BLAKE of Raleigh. N. C. is a guest at the Metropolitan. "I have Just returned from the lumber districts of upper Ml( hlgan,"-atd he. "The cut of the winter will hardly fall short of 1.000,0(10,000 feet, and the mills have a very busy sea-sonahead of tliem While that seems to the uninitiated a great rlgure It Is hardly as large as it lias been In previous seasons. The destructive forest fires are resiionsihle for the decrease. II is wonderful to see how rapidly a region re covers from one of those disasters. Where the awful fires raged a year ago the local ities are all built up now witli healthful set tlements, agriculture liclng the chief In dustry. A great future Is in ttore for the Northwest. I think." SER JOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE . . HUriOROUS Gretcain. Meine Gretchen is a Deutcher Miss. Just across from ttie vine-clad Rhine; Ami when J asked her for a kiss. She timidly answered me "Neln," So I claimed "em, and really got nine. "Have jou a sweetheart, Gretchen, dear. Fair maiden, most divine?" She, smiling, blushed and seemed sincere. As she coyly answered me. "Nein;" By Jove! She answered me nine. "Then, perhaps, you've a husband, too," Mid I, "Since to sweethearts joif so greatly in cline?" With her eyes cast down she heaved aslgb. And ruefully answered me, "Nein;" Great Caesarl She answered me nine. "What, Gretchen, nine husbands, and only eighteen! To the truth, please, your answers con fine; Now, how many children?" With a low ering roein She answered me haughtily, "Neln;" Yes.augrily answered me nine. Dear Gretchen. I love you, and don't care a straw If nine Is your mascot wh, then, I'll offer to go you one letter, and draw To a full house of hearts make it ten; I'll raise It, meine Gretchen, to ten. Asclnsens the oak the ivy entwines, Iu tier deep blue eyes love's message I saw, And I drew to my heart this coy trump of nines. As she artlessly answered me, ''Yah;' Yes, distinctly shennsvvcred me yah. His Policy. "Are you going to bull the market today?" "Yes." "But what will you do if stocks decline?" "Grin and bear it." The Reason TSersof. Jack Miss Toutlcy ought to ride a bl cy cle. Maude Why? Jack Because her carriage is a little suikey. Would Take No Each Bilk. "Jimson tried to have his life insured, but failed." "Heart disease?" "No; umpire." A Piilosopher. A man he was of great wisdom; To prove which we need but repeat The fact that botueudsof the candle He burned lo make both ends meet. K3 Tumbled. They were sitting in the twilight and he was explaining how he lost his money. "You see it was this way: in the quarter stretch my horse was two lengths ahead, but he gradually lost ground, till In the home stretch re was neck and neck with the young filly " "How lovely," she exclaimed. Inter rupting him and moving a little closer. "How lovely?" he repeated. "I den't understand. I bad my money on the hcrse that was dropping behind." "Yes, Harry, I know; but I was think ing how perfectly beautiful It must have been to be neck anil neck." Then he gave a protracted sigh, ad justed his position, and there in the silence and gloaming they illustrated, in panto mime, a modern racing-term. RULYOFIHEDEMOCRATS Letters eijt Broadcast Them; Into Action. AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN 0 ni J h- Niitionul jlfeniocrntlo Congressional Committee Declares That the Tidal Wuto of Political Sentiment Iu.t uud Can lie HeTersed Tho Heed Couifrens Scored. , The Democratic Congressional commit tee Is hard at work repairing the Presi dential fences for- the election In the fall. The chairman, non. Charles J. Faulkner, has sent tlie following letter to the"bosses" and leaders all over the country: "My Dear Sir: The national Ucmocratic Congressional committee has been organized and its headquarters for this campaign es tablished at 736 Fifteenth Btreet north west, Washington, D. C. "It Is the purpose of this -committee to enter upon an earnest and aggressive cam paign for the election of Representatives at the election to be held on November 3, 1806. We want your active co opera Hon lu this work, believing tliat with it the results wltfch followed the tidal wave agianst us In 1894 may be, to a great extent, reversed and a majority of Demo crats elected to the Fifty-firth Congress. "Public sentiment, as shown by the local elections held during the sprlug, has undergone a decided change. "The results of the Fifty-first Congress and the terrible panic that swept over the country, as a consequence of Repub lican legislation enacted by the Reed Con gress, was the legacy left us when vvc as sumed control of the government, and Its effects paralyzed the energies and efforts of the members of our organization in the campaign of 1894. CAUSED BY STAY-AT-HOMES. "The analysis of the vote in each Con gressional district demonstrates the fact that the Republican victory of '0 1 was not a triumph of Republican sentiment, but resultedfromthefactthat many Democrats, from-one cause or another, stayed at home and failed to give expresslou to their IK-mo-cratlcscntlmeutsatthepollsatttiatelection. "The Republican Congress elected In No vember, 1894. has now been In session five months, and has failed to give to the coun try, although practically In control of both houses of Congress, a single ineasu rent pub lic relief. It Is tlie Judgment of thosecom petcnt to speak that this Congress vvillad journ witlijujlpassluga measure of public interest aX&tt tban.the appropriation bills. "No Democrat need fear to draw a com parison befcvieeo- tlie results accomplished by the Flf$--Chird Congress, a Democratic Congress, anS those accomplished by tlie Fifty-fourth Congress, which Is Republi can. The ciyjralsed by the Republican poli ticians of tfce'Ineffielency anil Inability of tlie DemocFatic-Coiigress to measure up to tire nssponsibltitjjjimposcslupon it, should be silent In the prvjnce of the factlhat with but a barepivolty In the Senate we pass ed eight mcSsirfSfof vital Importance tothe people, wlitte'istlieprescnt Republican Con gress, by itiiiajj ion. confesses Its inabillty to passaHrfyfe measure of publlcrclief. "It win(b, tjie purpose of this com mittee to yUigthese and other questions dividing tne two great political parties promlnently-sbefore the- people by proer illerature;ivhlcli'will be compiled through its "agency a4twliich we hope will reach those who most need It through your co operation. " VrnATMS NEEDED. "With this, in, view wo desire to put ourselves in communication with all the organizations of- the party in the States, from the Slate to the county committees, and to learn Vital character of literature is needed lneach section of each State. We would also' be very glad to learn from you your opinion of the condition of the organization of the party in your locality, and the feeling and septlment of the Democracy of your section. "Any suggestions you may make which will assist this committee In arriving at conclusions as to the proper method to be adopted to assist you in strengthening the Democratic organization in your county and Bcctlon will be gratefully received and highly appreciated. "Very-truly yours, "CnAS. J. FAULKNER, Chairman." ThecpmmllteeJs made up as follows: Charles J. , Faulkner, West Virginia, chairman; Lawrence Gardner, secretary. Executive committee Senate James K. Jones, 8. M. White, John L. Mitchell, George Gray. Samuel Pasco. House of Representatives Thomas C- McRae. John M. Allen, John F. Fitzgerald, James G. Maguire. Albert 8. Berry, H. Welles Rusk, William A. Jones, Paul J. Sorg, Eenton McMiliin, Joseph Wheeler. General com mittee Senate Calvin S. Brice. Ohio; Charles J. Faulkner, West Virginia; James K. Jones, Arkansas; George Gray. Dela ware; Samuel Fasco. Florida; Edw. Murphy, Jr.. New York; James Smith. Jr., New Jersey; S. M. White, Califor nia; John L. Mitchell. Wisconsin. House of Representatives Joseph Wheel er, Alabama: Thomas C. McRae, Arkansas; James G. Maguire, California; John T. Bottom, Colorado; James P. Pigott, Con necticut;. W. Causey, Delaware: Stephen M. Sparkm.in, Florida: John W. Maddox, Georgia; James II. Hawley, Idaho; Finis E. Downing. Illinois; Jason B. Brown, In diana; Thomas Bowman, Iowa; SIdncy,G. Cooke. Kansas; A. 8. Berry, Kentucky; Adolpli Meyer, Louisiana; William P. nur ley, Maine; H. Wet's Rusk, Maryland; John F. Fitzgerald, Massachusetts; Frank HriTosfonl, Michigan; O. M. Hall. Jfinnc ncsola; j6hn1 M. Allen, Mississippi; A. M. 'pockery, Missouri; Martin Magltini8. Montana; R. P. Keating, Nevada; Johnston Cbrnfsh. New Jersey: Amos J. CummliiES. 4New York: Stilran Hutchins, New Hampshire: Fred A. WoodardTNorth Carolina: V. N.f Roach. North Dakota: Paul J. Forg. Ohio? Naroleon Davis, Oregon: C. J. Erdman. Pennsylvania: Oscar Larhara, Rhode Island: W. J. Talbert. South Carolina: C. Eoyd Barrett. South Dakota: Benton Mc Miliin. Tennessee; Joseph C. nutcheson, Texas; J. t. Rawlins. Utah: B. B. Smalley, Vermont: William A. Jones. Virginia; Charles H. Voorhees, Washington: J. D. Alderson. West Virginia: J. J.'Hogan. Wis consin: George T. Eeck. Wyoming; Marcus A. Smith. Arizona; Anthony Joseph, New Mexico: Ed. L. Dunn. Ollohoma Territory; R. W. McAdams. Indian Territory. Bev. W. n. Brooks' Denial: Editor Times: Under the headline. "New Color Line." The Morning Times of April 27. stated that Rev. W. H. Urooks would lie one of fifteen speakers to address a pub lic meetlngat Vermont A venue Church Wed nesday night next on "The Mismanagement of tlie Public Schools." and you add: "It Is understood tint there w-il be-icmcthing said about tic discrimination against the black pcopteiii favor or the vcilow people in the public schools." Tk!s Is certainly news to me. as no one has asked me to speak at such a meeting or consulted me in placing my name bcrore tl e publlcinsurh connection. I wasnot aware that there Is a trhool r-ghton hand. This is not tic first time or late ttnt my name lias been used to advance other people's ends wtholut consulting me. I trust, t-ow-cver. It will be the last. I think that I have both the courage and the ability to speak when the IwmrniNi h.f-in-. .-, my services, but I protest against being announced to address pub'ic meetings of which I have not irl. WALTER U. BROOKS. Stty' Brgvtttes Lieut. T. B. Amiss or the First precinct, who has been conrincd to his home with muscular rheumatism for several days past. Is convalescent. Mr. B. I.. Warner has donated to the Emergency Hospital a large bay horse for use uu the ambulance wagon. The ani mal is a fine specimen of Western animal and made his first run yesterday. It Is mare than pro liable that the Washing ton firemen will be furnished in the near future with aluminum lire hats. Chief Purrls has ordered a sample hat, made of this light metal and It will, be worn and tested by Assistant Foreman William E. Jones of Truck D. The maiaolicjctiui to the old-style leather fire bats is their weight: This fault Is overcome in those made from aluminum. The Kp worth League of the Methodist Episcopal Cburcli South will hold; a con vention for the Washington district in tills city Tuesday nnd Wednesday, May 12 and 13. Each league'will be entitled to five delegates, senior and Junior, In addition to the pastor of the church, over the league. Eugene Grannan , chief of the Baltimore and Ohio detective force, resigned from the , to take effect Thurs was appointed a roagis- position yesterday day. Mr. Grannan rtate by Governor Lowndes of Maryland. He has been In the and Ohio railroad years. employ of tlie Baltimore for a period of twenty A heavy Iron tire flew from one of the wheels of a watering cart on Sixth street this morning. It was rolling wildly along the roadway and would have collided with a spirited team of carriage horses had It not been for Mr. 'Hal I Colgate, record clerk of the police court. He grappled with the big iron ring and prevented probably a serious runaway. Policeman M. M. Miller of the Fifth, who was seriously assaulted by negro thugs while making an arrest near Navy place southeast several days ago, has returned ti5 duty. Attorney A. E. Shoemaker, the legal representative of the Anti-Saloon League, was recently chosen by the Maryland Prohi bitionists as one of the delegates-at-large from that State lo the national convention of the party, aud will attend. Three hundred appeals have been placed In the hands of the board of assistant as sessors, now sitting as a board of equal ization and review, in the matter of assess ments of city property, and these are now being canvassed. Considering the multi tude of lots passed upon, this Is regarded as indicative of very general satisfaction with the work of the board. "Take the standi" commanded Judge Miller in the police court this morning. The witness, a small colored girl, reached over and attempted to seize Clerk Potts' big square Inkstand. Tomorrow night. In the Masonic Temple. Staff Capt. Blanche Cox will lecture on "India, the land or idols and sacrifice." and will appear In the native costume she wore in that country. The platform is to be transformed into an Eastern scene, whereon others will appear In Oriental garb. Hindostani songs will also be sung. There is to be a voluntary offering at the door, but all are doubtless expected to bring their jiockpt-books well sup plied, and the cause is certainly a worthy one. The case of assaulting an officer against James Mitchell and Byron Neal. both col ored, will be tried In the police court Thursday. These men are charg?d with striking Policeman M. M. Miller with bricks while he had a prisoner under arrest at patrol box 43. corner of Seventh street and Navy place southeast. Judge Samuel C. Mills, who was seriously ill for five weeks, is convalescent, and was at bis office today. Police Sergeant" Lombardy. of No. 6, is on the sick list, surrenng with bis old complaint, rheumatism, j- Police Lieutenant Swindells, of the Georgetown precinct, reports a bad land slide on the canal road, between the Aque duct bridge and" Green Springs, entirely blocking thesidewalk and part of the road way. A dead Infant was found by Policeman Relth about 7 o'clock this morning la the alley between North Capitol aud First and P and Qstrcets,northwet. Tatrolman B. F. Williams of No. 9 was reported to headquarters by Lieut. Ueffner today as being absent from duty-without leave. Veteran Policeman "Bobbie" Burns, who Is detailed for night duty In the detective office, is on the sick report. Lieut. Amiss, in charge of the First po lice precinct, is confined to bis home by sickness, and Sergt. Tony Shilling Is act ing lieutenant. Prof. Fanciullf, leader of the Marine Band, has been granted a furlough,, and will leaver tonight for New York. The professor will combine pleasure with business during bis trip. Workmen are engaged in cutting the grass on the lawns of the new public library building. The recently laid sod has grown lieautifully and presents a handsome appearance. Postmaster General Wilson is in New York. For stealing $5 from Richard Watts and using the money for railway fare to Phila delphia, Lemuel Turner, colored, was sent by Judge Miller today to Jail for two months without fiue. William Ciafford was fined $10 by Judge Miller this morning for tearing Policeman Plemir.ons' coat from his back when ar rested for being an habitual drunkard. Jesse Smith, colored, stole $18 from Mary Robertsou. Iu the police court today !ie was fined $1 and ordered to give back Mary's $13. Capt. Baker, master of the schooner Clar ence Vcnner. was arrested today upon in formation filed by Hartior Master Sutton for violation of the harbor regulations. Baker refuse I to move his craft fro.nthe Great Falls Ic? Compnny's wharf on Sun day to permit a pleasure yacht to enter the boathousesllp. Tjie hearing iu the case will be had Thursday. George Browne, a twenty -year-old col oreJ Ialiorer. w?rs arrested at Center Market this nurning by Policeman Sullivan and locket up at the Tirst precinct station house-for the larceny of a shovel from a farmer. Patrolmen Seltrig' t Purks, Breen, Ede len and Hcrndnn of the First precinct force, are on the sick list. Patrolman Williams is acting sergeant Col. Daniel Williams of the rolire court is actively engaged in makins preparations Tan Shoes Scarce ' But Hot at Our Stores, K5:S5SSJ .Htntar TV ' consequence v AH the Nsw Shapes ol the Popular Dark Shades i ofTan!.owsiiossaua Tan High Shoes, For Men, Women aud Chlulren. At Less Pri es Than other dealers cm buy them lor. RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES. 030-032 7th St. N. W. 1014-101U Pn. Are. N. W. 233 Pa. Ave. S. E. for the excursion that the R. W. B. Club, an association of the court employes. Is going to give on-JunetJ0 to -Marshall Hall. Joseph B. Bryan today filed a bill In equity to recover a judgment of $600 against Harvey Spalding aud others. The petitioner aiso requested that a deed from the defendant to James H. and Edwin W. Spalding, of lot 23, square S04; lots S3 to !o, square 311; part of lot 1, square 520, and lot 1 and parts of lots 60 to 73, square 448, be set aside. Minnie Wells began secret proceedings for divorce against Bernard Wells today. It is understood that desertion since the date of the marriage is the ground for the action. Judge Uagner announced today lliat pro bate court would be held on Thursday this week. FEEL VEOYMUCII ENCOUItAGED Special Meeting oft ho Members of the Ecklnjitou Citizens' Association. The members of the North Capitol and Ecklngton Citizens' Association feel very' much encouraged over the passage of the bill by theSenate providing for rapid transit on the Eckingtou and Soldiers' Home Rail way. A special meeting of the association was held last night for the purpose of tak ing suitable action witli reference thereto. President Henderson presided, and said that when a special meeting was called it was with a view to expressing the asso ciation's approval of the bill reported by Senator McMillan and of urging Its pas sage at an early day, but that since the call was issued the bill had passed the Senate and was now before tlie House District Committee for the action of that body, so that it was only necessary now for the association to confine their efforts to endeavoring to have the House commit tee report tboblll promptly and secure Us passage through the House. He spoke of the passage of thebill through the Senate as one of the very gratifying re sults of the united and hard work of the association during tlie past three months. dutiable resolutions were sulmitted by the railway committee of the association and unanimously approved, expressing sat isfaction with thebill in all Its details, as being a very Just and equitable measure, imposing no undue hardship npon the com panies, and giving to tlie public all they could reasonably expect or demand. Tlie resolutions also Included a vote o thanks to Hon. James McMillan, chairman of the Senate District Committee, to whom tlie association acknowledged its Indebtedness for so proper and satisfact' ry a bill and for the consideration shown the suggestions and recommendations of Its representatives In connection with the various provisions incorporated therein. A resolution was aim adopted, urging Chairman Babcock of the House District Committee to report thebill to the House as It passed the Senate, without amendment, and to secure Its passage on-next District day. An Informal discussion of a number of other matters of interest to the association was had and progress reported. MAHKET.VrHONG,HUSINEsSLIC;iIT Sugar Was the Main Feature In Ac tivity. New Tofk. April 28. The stock market this morning ruled strong and higher throughout, but business was light. Lon don Imught a moderate amount of St. Paul and Louisville and Nashville ami the traders also took a line of the Grangers. The professional element as a class were disposed to take a bullish view of the sit uation because of the steady increase ia railway earnings and the hopeful outlook for an amicable settlement of the Vene zuelan question. Sugar first rose 1-2, to 125 3-8, re ceded to 124 1-2 and rallied to 123. This stock was the feature In points of activity. Tobacco rose C-8, to 73 1-4; Colorado Fuel. 5-8. to 32 1-2; Consol, Gas, I, to 162 3-4; Lake Erie and Westeru, 1 1-4, to 21; FocificMail, 3-4, to 28, and Southern Rail way preferred. 1-2, to 32 3-8. Speculation at 11 o'clock was dull and firm. Death of Former Wushlnutonhin. Laurel, Md.. April 28. Mrs. Mary E. Travcrs, widow of the late Elias Travers, who amassed considerable wealth in Wash ington real estate, died here suddenly Sun day night of heart disease. Mrs.Trav era was apparently In pcrlect health Sunday after noon, and took a drive to tlie residence of Mr. George Warner, in Howard county, a son by her former husband. Shortly after her return to her home in Laurel she was taken 111 with heart failure, and expired shortly after 10 o'clock. Mrs. Travcrs was born March 23, 1832. BERWIX HEIGHTS ITEMS. Berwiu Heights, Prince George's county, Md., was recently incorporated by an act of the Maryland legislature. The resi dents of the village met last evening at the home of Mr. J. C. Bonnet, to select three suitable candidates ror commissioners, as provided for lu the certificate of incorroia tiou.to be voted for at the coming e'ection, next Monday. Mr. II. S. Waple, a merchant and the postmaster of the place, was called ou to preside, and the following names were placed hi nomination: H. S. Waple, I. C. Bonnet. John T. Birch.Berwin Heights is a most beautiful, picturesque and flour ishing village on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and adjacent to the r.ew Electric Boulevard road to Baltirrore. It has an altitude of over 1.000 feet alove the sea level, and for health, comfort and prox imity to" either Washington or Baltimore, isunsurpass-d by any suburban settlement. Extensive 'mprovcmentH are being pushed forward by the energetic citizens. Greenbrier WhltoSnlphur. Tills well-known mountain resort, on the main line of tlie Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, will open June 15, 1896, under new management. Patnphlet.i mayjie ob tained at Chesapeake & Ohio-offices, 513 and 1421 Pennsylvania avenue, and 1110 F street northwest. Further particulars by addrcsslug L. W. 8coville. manager. White Bulpher, Greenbrier county, W. Ta. Gm Tjn Ixy Let us give you a practical demonstration of what we mean -by "saving prices" jn our Athletic and Sporting Goods Department. AH bicyclists know these are undercuts 7c Bicycle Oilers for 50c Hand Bicycle Pumps far 39c Heavy Nickeled Coasters for.. 25e Yale Sprocket Locks for 50c Yale Nickeled Sprocket Locks for 10c Nickel Axle Lamp Bracket for 25c Nickel Head Lamp Bracket for 15c box of Dixon Graphite for 50c Nickel Toe Clips for 39c German Silver End Grips for 50c Celluloid End Grips for 25c box of Daisy Enamel for 25c box of Daisy PatchlngCemcnt for. 25c box of Daisy Tire Cement for 7BcDrabCanvasLunchCarrlersfor $1.25 Drab CanvasOutflt Carriers for. 25c Nickel Bells, single stroke, for 50c Nickel Bells, double stroke, for 40 25C 23C 23C 33c ec 21C ac 2SO ISO 29o ISC ISO ISC 48C ,SBe 19c 35a $1 Electric Stroke Bel! for OSc $3 Aladdin Lamps, nickel. for..$a.ao $3.50 Miller Miniature Lamps for.$2.48 $5 Twentieth Century Aluminum Lamps for $3.98 $5 Pathllght. nickel, '96 pattern, for. $3.98 $5 Nickel Scarchllght.'96 pattern, for. $4.28 These are small matters, but they show the drift here. In big things there's our S48.50 Bicycle. Good as any S75 wheel made. :aks and company, Pa. Avf . astt Tta St. "Saks" Corutr." SSQ5SCSSSSSS S5SSS5SSS5SSS9 a Goldenberg's, 928 rth T06 K St. 0 ". " There are things In every-day U g use for which you generally so to $ g the drug- store and pay high w privxb. ijuit&ci jou &tuiu v.uuiiu& h here for them the sooner you'll g save money. Perfumes Soaps brushes Combs, etc. all the good Essences and most of the best brands. Pure White Castile Soap, 1 5c cake, or 29c 3-pound bar. tf You'll pay double this in a drug store. I 8. Goldenberg's, 928 rth T06 K St. s vSQQSSSSSSQSSSQQSQSQQSSSSa COLUMBIA HEIGHTS PBOTEST. Strong Objection to the Laying; of Tracks on Ki-nesuvr A venae. A very enthusiastic meeting in protest to the proposed laying of tracks on Kenesa w avenue was held la the parish hall of Columbia Heights last night, a number of ladles being present? A bill in the Interest of the Belt Line corporation having passed the Senate lu spite of the opposition of the residents, uow rests in the bands of tho House committee. Judge Bundy opened the meeting with a vigorous speech on tt.e subject, and in speaking of the proposed innovation said that the constitution provides that private property shall not be taken without com pensation, but that it would be impossible to compensate the property holders of Kenesaw avenue for the injury done them in such a case. He pledged himself to fight the movement to the bitter end, both in Congress and in the courts, if necessary. Mr. T.Walter Fowler said that when ho purchased his home he had hardly sup posed that It would be made so unc mfort able and,so Injured that he would be com pelled to dispose of It.JDut that If the pro posed railway went through the street his property would be for sale. He dwelt upon the unfitness of the street for tbo purpose designated, and upon the danger to llttte children and the anxiety of their mothers. He-stated that therailroadmonoroly cared nothing for Columbia Ueights. but only for itself; the residents were the persons who really had the welfare of that portion of the city at heart. It was Immaterial to th corporation whether they injured Individ ual property or not: the corporation and its allies simply stepped In to reap the advan tage of the efforts of others. He vva sorry to see the national legislature, a rortlon of It. at least, lending Itself to such a measure, and favoring the railways at the exiK-nse of the people. Mr. William B. Matthews Indorsed Mr. Fowler's remarks, and added that this was the second or third time that the hydra headed monster had shown Itself in tl.iir midst. He paid a high tribute to the men who bad settled Columbia Heights, and severity condemned the methods used on, the outsale. Ue added tliat if Le had not a dollar's Interest in the matter l.e would still think it Iniquitous. Mr. Frazier moved that the committee al ready elected be enlarged, and thefollowing were elected to represent the Interest of Columbia Uclchts with tlie House: Gen. Tyner. Judge Bundy, Judge J. C Calmoat, original committee: Mr.. Shaw. Mr. W. IL Matthews. Capt. C B. Turnor, Gen. I). O. Swalmand Mrs. Marian Longfellow O'Don oghue. Mrs. O'Donoghue represents Hie Interests of the ladies on Kenesaw avenue and wa- unanimously elected, the gentlemen paying her a high tribute and thanking her for the work she had already done in the matter. w if -r t "j tTftt -V " ul, t -js.Vsr .fcA l-fs--si, iv jis--vs-v2N-Jv''J ;-i. -iic.