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THE EVENTfrGr TIMES,: Ffel DAY DECEMBER liy 1896.
HECHT & COMPANY,
515 Seventh Street.
Boys tvho cct a suit, rce'er.
or overco.it anthins at S-J1
or ovrr will pet a LucLboard
We shall continue for another
day the prices quoted for today.
You shall have the privilege
of credit although profits have
been shaved down to bed reck.
for lour choice of nnvof our
buy s' $ 1.50 a nd So.Uilall-wool
suits or blue f iiiinT.la reef-
ers bound wiih Hercules braid.
for any or ourbovsTKic. separate
knee 'pants In fine c-.issiineres
and cheviots three-fourths wool
for bois .inc. plaid reefer lies
wide and liemmed.
for !ks' 2io. golf caps plenty
to cliooo froin.
Tnr H Itit. nr inmnn'c finn fitrl.i
7CC unibiellas, Willi plain natural
" wood and silicr-lriiiiiucd natural
wood handle worth S1.73.
for a lot of $1.2r and S1.E0
CflC liTCalt and fl.inmlette wrap-
J r pers with ruffled lokc, wat-
teau back and wide skirts-
for this one
for Tine flgure-d brlllhmttne
I 7Cl skirls well lined, stiffened
"yy and bound J is real lalue.
$.-. 0 for llt,,' 8
(In coals, with
-V1-' trimmed wl
for little girls' tiucle reefer
:li extra cape collar
with small pearl but-
tons coats that should be 4Jio bi.t fur
one clay only.
for women's half satin lined
l.uicle Jackets imi-t st)listl
frontt.real value ft!.
fe Tor women's seal plush capes,
n CO ranej lining, edged with seal
K Ov' anil elegantly beaded and
Drained or puin.
for fine women's tan coicrt
suits half t.llt lined Jackets
stilish skirts haie been sell
ing Tor as high as $1G.
vour choice of another lot
hose $1.25 iiiic'. neck scarfs.
for another lot of electric teal,
satin lined, muffs..
HECHT & COMPANY.
515 Seventh Street.
When a RINK price drops you u.ay
rest assured that the lel rock of low
prices is reached. Brisk selling; at
ordinary price proics o'd values are
perfcctlj satisfactory, bnt I ero's ono
more spcc-al for Christmas buyers
which woj't last long.
On) x Top Tabic, brass ,
frame, dro.ipcd down
I Furniture Bink
N. Y. Ave.,
Bet. i3lh and 14th Sts.
Five Mure TJcen.es Granted.
Tlie excise board granted flic applica
tions for retail liquor license totlay ot the
list held up upon technical questions, as
Randolph T Warwick, 415 Thirteenth
Christiana Beys, C3I Louisiana ave. nw.
John H Dc Alley, 1 222 l'enna. nve. nw.
Magdelir Beuchert, 727 II st ne.
John S:icU. 030 Second St. nw
The papers Inabout 100 cases remain for
I-ady ScotlVTCo-Defemlant De.nl.
Lonilon, Dec II Frederick Kast. one
of the defendants in the action of Karl
llussdl ngainst ills mother-In law , Ladv
Scott, and three others for criminal libel,
died today Kast had been ill for uearlv
a fortnight with pneumonia and vesterJay
suffered a relapse from which he did not
THE TIMES DAILY
(Prepared at the United
r ToTecnst Till 8 p. tn. Saturday.
For the District of Columbia, Maryland
na Virginia Fair and slightly cooler to
night; Saturday warm and partly cloudy
weather; westerly winds.
1Veather Conditions and General
The barometer has risen over the dis
tricts cast or the Mississippi and In the ex
treme Northwest; It has fallen over the
Rocky Mountain districts and on the east
ern slope. The barometer is lowest north
ot Minnesota, and high on tbeGulf coastand
over the central plateau region.
The weathorlsfairthls morning, ex ccptln
the lower lake. rcHl"trhero local showers
The temperature continues Rencrally
above "tlie normal In all districts.
Tho Indications are that warm and'fair
weather will continue In the ByDtffand
Middle Atlantic State- -
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I 1 I One j
3 WJ More
j j lprice
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Y V,4,fcA Al..uiJl-&' X C--r
WOUNDED WITH MAGEO
Dr. Zertucha Tells of Injuries to
Other Cuban Leaders.
CK0SS1XG OF THE TROCHA
IIIh I'hjidclan SnyH Tbut tlio In
Mircfent General AccomiillHlicd It
-ccriil Timet In a Small limit.
lleriniulezAIho Hurt Weyler One
ratlnt; Near llnvnnii.
Havana. Dec. 11. -Dr. Maximo Zertu
tli.i. iiinnerly Anlonlo M..ceo s iihysicl.i.i,
who surrenderc-d to Gen. Tort at San
Fclii', li.i been Interviewed by a repor
ter lor I.a Lmha.onjor the lending nuiis
pniiers of Havana.
lir Zeituch.i my that Maeeo crowed the
troUta in a boat in front of Marie I with
forty men Tl c boat made scleral trip.
Maceo lias accompanied b) the insurgent
leader Miro and others.
Tl er! is a g.ou i.e.u of quiet rejoicing
in Havana oicr Mateo's death, liut as let
there have been no popular deiuoiistr.iti.in8
such ashaie occurred in Spain.
Thus far U13 body has nulbee.'iillscovered
It Is reported 11 011 semi-oflicinl au
tl.onty 4li.il Dr. Zertucha has slated that
Miro, Alterto Nodarse, Gordon, an Amer
ican, llniiiou .Ihuiuada, Alficeo Justlzatd
otherliaders who were fo.Ioweisof Maceo
11 ere ir.orc orlesssei erely wounded, anil ttiat
tlieliader. Berinuder. lias ery seriousl
wounded In the stomach m the fight with
Ceil 1 11c Ian, which u ok place in the (Sober
All that Is known here of the movements
of (Jen We) ler Is that lie is now at Kilicun,
twenty miles from Havana
M.V-DAY WIll'.I'.l. HACK.
Ilule Still Lends by a Good Margin.
Sc-ore at Noon Today.
New York, Dec. 11 While Teddy Hale
still continues to hold his lead in the
six-day bicicle race in the (iarden, his
record-breaking performances had almost
to take a back seat in theitopular Interest
during the early morning hours.
Many of the thousands who flocked to
the Harden last night got so much in
terested in Hie struggles of Ulce, the little
Wilkesbarrc hero, and Forster, the erratic
Dutchman, for second plan', that they
remained until nearly breakfast time.
The batUe communed at midnight, and
by 1 o'clock lt.ee had regained his old po
sition, which he Kept until 30 o'clock
this morning, when he went off to rest.
Forster mede the n ot of the interval, and
nt 1 1 o'clock he lid Ulce by fourteen mll-s.
Hale is slill going strc tig, and the ex
perts are hegiiinlng to think that, barring
accidents, he will win. At 11 o'clock
this mori lug lie was only 121 miles be
hind Scliock's record for the six days
Forster and Ulce are iipdouhtcdly the men
from whom the popular Irishman has most'
1 i.e new handler sent on by the citizens'
conimlllee of Wilki-sharrc irriied last
night, and there is a marked improveme'it
alread) in tie attention that the little
The score at noon, loSth hour: Hale.
1,-lSd: Forster. 1.457. Wee. 1.113; Read
ing. 1.126. fchock. 1,-tOo: Tailorl;3S4;
Snii'h, 1.36S; Moore, 1,302. Fierce, 1.
34r,, Ashiuger, 1.291; Ca-sdy, 1,27!); Mad
dox. 1.287; Gannon, 1,122, McLeod, 1,
024; lillcfc, !SC
Frevious record, 1,353 miles
IIAs XOr HISICN'KD.
Dclllnl of the IteiMiit
Hon. Mln-elocli G.
Tlie statement that Hon. Wl eeloek O.
Vezey, .1 mi-mlier of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, lias resigned, was of
ficial!) denied jesterday.
The iiossibly is, however, that Mr. Vezey
may resign in the near future. Siiould he
do so, the action will be cnllrily on ac
count of the condition of Ids health, which
is such as to render arduous labors at tho
A heat stroke which Mr. Vezey suffered
two lears ago is regarded as one of flic
primari causes of his III health Last year
his health agiin gave wa) and he was
ohllct . t e k recrialioiiiu I urope during
the lust Milium r- He returned somen hat
improied. but far from well.
Mr Vezey is a hard worker, nisfamlly
fe, 1 Unit if tie was relieie d Irom the iw tr)
inciilent to his duties, he would more
rapidly recuperate Should he not soon
improie, he will resign Mr Ve2ey is
over sixty joars of age; was appoin'ed
from Vermont, and was at one time 0111-
nianiler-in-chief of the Grand Army of the
110.VT contaixi:i di'ad mi:n.
Three Xeiii-oe.s Frozen Dentil In
Savannah, Ga., Dec- 11. A special from
Alliany, Ga., to the Morning News says: A
ferri flat containing the corpses of three
colored men and two others, nearly dead
from cold and exposure, was discovered
jesterday morning on the bank of the
Flint river aliout ten miles above Albany.
John W. liurkn, a lumber mill man, and
fifteen negroes were conieiing a ferry
lxjat heailly laden with shingles across
the river near Warwick about 8 o'clock
list night. The rear guide rope of the
flat was drawn too tight, causing the flat
to dip water and break the guide ropes.
Mr. IlurLe and six of the negroes clung
to the ferri and reached si ore.
The flat and eight negroes drifted down
the river. Three of tlie men jumped oier
board. Only two or them reached shore;
the third went under.
The two surviiors state that the negroes
found d-ad on the flat froze to death after
sun li lug until sunrise. The flat had drift
ed down the river about thirty-five miles.
States Weather Bureau.)
Condition of the Water.
High and low tides are officiallyrccorded
at the Navy Vard toilay as follows:
0:23 p. ra. 7:07 p. m.
1:00 a. m. 7:35 a. m.
Temperature and condition of the water
at 8 a. in.: Great Falls Temperature. 42;
condition, 30. Receiving reservoir Tem
perature, 43; condition at south connection,
3G; condition at north connection, 3G. Dis
tributing reservoir Temperature, 44; con
dition at Influent gatehouse, SG; effluent
Schedule for Street Lighting.
Gas lamps lighted at 0:46 p. m.; extin
guished at 6:18 a. m.
Naphtha lamps lighted at 5.29 p. m.; ex
tinguished at 0:34 a. in.
Incandescent and electric lamps lighted
I and I
are your last chances to
get one of those $14
and $15 Suits for
Make the best of the
few remaining; hours
ft'll be a long1 time be
fore 3'ou have another
Sale positively ends
Appropriate gifts to
men are articles to
wear like Smoking1
Jackets Loun ging
r The season's choicest
novelties arc here at
less than prevailing
prices. We pack everything
possible in individual
fancy boxes without
extra charge. g
Corner 7th and E Sts. N. W. g
1(0 BRANCH STORE IB WASBTflGTOK.
Q5SSSSCSCS CSSSCSS GGG3 GSS9
COLORED POLICEMEN ONLY
'Momlficlil" o Be Patrolled Ly
Tliem Exclusively llcrcal'ter.
Experience Has Shown That They
i:ffeetlely Coutrol the Touths
of Their Ilaeo Tlierc.
The 1-eats In "Illoodfleld" and the densely
populated colored districts adjoining xx ill
be patrolled excluslnly by colored po
licemen in the future
It is reported at polico headquarters
that this was agreed upon this morning
during theconfcrcnce between Major Moore
and his nine precinct lieutenants
The discussion Is the outcome, it Is raid,
of tlie bad feeling and spirit of hostility to
the police engendered by the recent kill
ingof London Shears, the colored preacher,
b) l'ollceiuan Curry.
Tie shooting occurred In "Bloodfield,"
and on what is known as the toughest beat
in the city, which has always been pitnilcd
by white policemen. The adjoining beat
to the south Is In charge of two Colored
officers Anderson and htcwart jvery
other trick of duty, their relief being white
The absence of friction between Ander
son and fc-tewart and the people of their
race-, who comprise the major iiortion ot
the residents ou their beats, is said to be
another reason why the 'change was pio
posed Alttough there are many tough
customers in that bailiwick, the two dark
skinned men In blue and brass maintain,
without difficulty, the best of order there.
In order to run the three Bloodfield
bents with coloied officers exclusltely,
it will require twelve men of that race.
As there are but two colored policemen now
in the Fourth precinct, Lieut. Vernon's,
a transfer of ten additional patrolmen of
that color xvill be necessary.
There are eighteen colored men on the
force, exclusive of DeteV'tlve Henry Lacey,
from which the transfers can be nude.
This proposed move is belleied to be a
good one, on general principles.
In other large cities the cxiieriment of
pitrolling the sections inhabited b) the
foreign element, with iiotlcenien of the
nationalities of the denizens, lias proven
very successful, and It Is believed the "black
patrol" In lHoodrield will be equally so.
Tlie colored patrolmen on the Washing
ton force are:
J. F. Amos, J W Bailey, W. F Chr.ton,
W. J. Jackson, II C. Lee, W II. West
(mounted), Albert Anderson, J S. Bos
well, P.. L. Carroll, W. B. Dorsett, II. W.
Hnll. W W. MaTtin, H. II. 1'ajne, T H.
Quails, C C. Stewart, W. E. Stewart,
Richard Stewart, Robert Tabscott.
House Judiciary Committee Hejiorts
Favorably on Hls I(ertorutlon.
The House Judiciary Committee today or
dered a favorable report on the bill author
izing the President to reappoint Commander
JolinN. Quackenbiish of the navy tohls for
mer grade and rank as of date August 1,
1NJ3, and to place mm on me retired list
ot the navy.
The bill, which has been beforo Congress
for a number of jcars, met considerable
opiosltion today In Committee, and the
vote on reporting it faioralJy was five
In the affirmative and three in tlie negative,
with two members not voting.
There was &o much opposition to the
Daniels bill, to provide for a special term ot
the United States district court for the
Northern distilct of New- York, at Buffalo,
for the hearing of admiralty cases, because
of the extra pay to be given to Judge
Wallace for holding this term, that the
bill went over until the next meeting, in
order that Representative Daniels might
appear and bchenrdiultsbehalf.
TJKD A THAMP'a LIFE.
Itunaivay Boy Taken Home After
Three Months' Absence.
The runaway boy, Herbert Staler, who
was arrested Tuesday by Detective Board
man, on suspicion of stealing a bicycle, was
taken back tohls home In Philadelphia, I Ids
afterpoon, by Ms father, II. B. Staley. ne
said he had not heard from Herbert since
September 9, when lie ran away.
The bicycle found in the lad's possession
was the property of his uncle, and was not
stolen, as nt first supposed. Since leaving
his comfortable home in tlie Quaker City
Herbert visited Wilmington and Baltinurc,
and led the life ot a tramp. As a result
he presented a rather sorry appearance
when taken home today.
She Is Not Known Here.
Chicago, Dec. 11. Another claimant for
a share of thecstate of thelate Mark II. Ma
tter lias put Id an appearance. Jessie It.
Maher, who Uves In Washington. D. C.
filed a petition before the probate court to
day claiming that she was the lawful wife
of Maher. She is the third petitioner to set
up this claim. Maher was the son of II ugh
Maher, a prominent board of trade man and
local politician. His estate is valued be
tween $150,000 and $200,000.
The directory, supplemented bya diligent
search by Times representatives, failed to
find any Jesslo E. Maher residing tn this
HIS GOLD WATER PRAYER
Chaplain's Reference to Sale of
Liquor ait the Capitol.
ALCOHOL IN. THE ARTS' BILL
It Will Coino'lTp for Consideration on
Monday Private l'enslon lllllri
JnKseil In Committee o IVIiolo
for tlio ('oiiHideiiition of l'rlvato
IHIIh on the Calendar.
Chaplain Coudcn, In hH opening prayer
toilay, caused a buzz of excitement to rip
ple over the House during Its delivery by
lus reference to the bill liasscd jesterday
prohibiting: tlie salCjiif liquor In the Capitol
building. He said:
"Esieelall) do we thank Thee that this
House Is no lunger responsible for the
liquor traffic nitliiii the walls of this,
our Capitol. Grant, lie pray Thee, that
the bill passed here jesterday may go
through the regular channels, and speedily
become a law, never to be repealed in the
history of our nation. "
Till: DISTRICT I.IQUOU LAW.
The bill amending the District law regu
lating the liquor trafflldid not tome up
this morning, as it was private-bill day.
On Monday morning the amendments to
the District liquor law will be called up
again by Mr. Morse, who has thcmlucharge.
It is understood the bill In which they are
embodied will be given right ot way by
Speaker Reed and pushed to a vote.
It is believed by Mr. Morse and Presi
dent Twin, of the Anti-Baloou League,
that a majority can be botained in the
House without much difficulty. They be
lieie also it will go through the Senate.
The committee on Judiciary authorised
an &dtersc report on the bill, iipprovcd by
the Commissioners, giving the atUinie)'
for the District, Mr. 8. T. Thomas, the
Tight to ndminlstcroaths.
On motion of Mr. Uingley, it was agreed
that when the House adjourn today It be
until Monday next.
ALCOHOL IN" THE ARTS.
The rcso'u'lon extending the existence of
the Joint Congressional commission charge-el
witb the duty of Inquiring into the practi
cability of framing regulations tliat will
permit the free use ot alcohol in (he arts
and manufactures without dunger to the
revenues of the goi eminent, was taken
up and agreed to It extends the tune with
in nlilch tlie commission ma) report until
the end of the session
Two private pension bills, favorably
acted upon nt the last session of Congress
by the committee of the whole, were
passed One granted a pension of $50 a
month to the widow of the late Col.
A Penate Mil. vetoed by the I'reIilvnt
because of misdescription of the soldier's
regiment, granting a pension to Flilra
Hochelder, a lei'ident moUier in .New
Hampshire, was also passed.
Ti,i. House then went Into committee o
the whole to consider bills on the prirata
POUND IN YORK.
Sl-Xteen-Yenr-Old Alexandria Girl Lo
cuteil ly l'olluc.
Tho police of Alexandria were advised
by wire this afternoon that Constable Will
Webster, who went to York, Pa., )eVter
day afternoon In search of sLxteen-year-oIil
Kmma Moran, has located the girl. She is
the girl who. it is alleged, was spirited
away by Randolph Cuyler, also of Alex
andria few- da)sago
The details of the finding of the girl v ill
not be learned until the officer return this
Miss Moran cllsappearcsl from her home
Wednedav night and was known to iinie
come to Washington with Cuyler and, ac
cording to bis story, when arrested jester
day, she huil gone on to York, where it
was eiiilently his Intention to Join her
later when he had arranged his business
The facts In the case have caused a big
sensation in Alexandria, owing to the
prominence ot the girl's family, and tha
posltioi of Cuyler, who is said to !h
wealth) The police alio have In custody
a man named Talman, who was found in
Culler's house when the I ol!ce caused the
Some sensations are likely to develop
wl en ttie case against the twomeuiscalhsl
upon the charge of nliductlon, as it !; sail
Cujlcrli.iR before ihlsiiKliiccdaiiotlii-ryoJ'ig
girl to leave her home
HANNA GOES AWAY.
Hail Severul Coiifeieiues With Poli
ticians Ilufure Uin Uejiarture.
Chairman Mark Banna departedfor Phila
delphia at 2 o'clock (Ids afternoon.
After a short stay In the City of Brotherly
Love and Bargains, he will go to his home
for a breathing spell.
Before lie left he saw a small regiment
of callers at the Arlington. Among the
more prominent were Senator Thurston,
Gen Urosienor, Senator Culloin, Senator
Wilson, of Washington, and Senator Mitch
ell, of Oregou.
Mr. Hanna was closeted In the side room
with Mr Thurston for quite an hour, and
aiso had animated private conferences with
Senators Mitcltcll, Wilson and Culloui.
NKW CHEJIA'IOHY IXSI'JJCTED.
Ono Set of Shells to Be Reudy by
Health Officer Wrodward and Deputy
II. C McLean have made an Inspection of
the new gnrbage crematory, now partly
constructed, on square 03, near the old
Naval Olise itory
't is tlio understanding that the owner
win nave one sec 01 sneus reauy ror use oy
the 1st ot January, and this will insure
facilities for the consumption of 100 tons
of refuse In each twenty-four hours.
Another set of shells of equal capacity
will be completed within probably thlrty
days thereafter, which will, it Is" claimed,
guarantee a total consumption of 100 tons
In twenty-four hours, with provision made
for an entire plant of 200 tons. If neces
sary, by the addition, at small cotnparatli e
cost, of two sets of shells of the same
It may be stated incidentally that the
South Washington plant is still closed,
and that the city garbage is being boated
down ttic rher from tie foot of G street.
Mr. Hruptifs llesltrnntlon.
At a meeting of t jie National Gospel Mis
sion Union, held, last Friday, Mr. W. L.
Brucn resigned nonresident of the union.
ON 'JfUK VOUCH.
Station Keeper.-Juseph F. Cooke, of No.
8, Is ill at lione..,
ScrgU W. W. Jordan of No. 3 is detained
at home by lHnets.
Wagon Officer Pbihp Mansfield, of Lieut.
Kelly's station.'ls on leave.
Scrgr. J. TV. Haney, of the Georgetown
station. Is on leavi, and Private II. G.
Pratt is sick.
Sergts. John & TJhley and J. N. Barry of
No. 4, arc on leave, and Private C W.
Hutchinson Is on sick report.
The "on leave" list at' the Twelfth
street station has been reduced to three
names Patrolmen E.C. Gross, J. L. Sprin
kle, and J. II. Heller.
'Foliceman 'William R. Reynolds, of No.
6, Is still an invalid from acute rheuma
tism, and Private Charles O. Turner, of
the same precinct, is suffering from ma
laria. Stationkecper G. P. Butler and Police
men B. Stroufe. H. 8. Button, w. A. Keith,
E. R. Martin, and J. It. Evans, of No. 2,
arc on leave. Private E, S. Green is on
the sick report.
Patrol Dnver.TosephCotigblin and Mounted
Policeman J. W. Greer, of No. 9, are on
leave. The sick list In this precinct in
cludes Sergt- Ralph Bryan, and Privates
Khlers, Markwood and Archambault.
The twenty-four hoursendtngat 9 o'clock
this 'morning was a "red letter day" for
the First precinct. Twenty prisoners, men,
women and children, were arrested during
that period. No. 6 comes next with elgh
Free to Ladies -
Free to Children
flavoc Prices op
COPfS apd CkfES
Warm weather has played havoc with
sales, and prices are cut to less than cost of
production to move them.
$20 and SIS Jackets
In rouli and smooth
clTccis, silk auii half
tl.! Jackets, latest
styles and cloths
Clio'ce of IS 00 and
S7.00 Jicketi, In roujh bauds and beaver; sev
eral at) let
bruidoivd and Jet
ted Plush Capes,
extra Hide sweep,
30 Indies deep, silk
llucd. Worth :19.Wl
All H i 1 k -S e a 1
Plush Capes, 33 in.
deep, tritnuied with
Thibet lur, very
flno silk lining.
We will present a pair of Kid Gloves with
every Coat or Cape sale in ladies' depart
ment. A Doll presented with every child's
73473 Seventh St. NW.
NO DECISION YET REACHED
Opposition to Iuiiugural Ball in
Iiupovslhle to Employ Stiff leleift Vo
Hco Protection Acruluut
The joint committee on library met again
at 11 o'clock this morning, to consider tlie
arrangements for putting the library of
Congress in the new quarters. There were
present Messrs. Harmcr, Ilausbrough, Wet
more, Cummings and Quigg.
It was expected that the question of
whether the Inaugural ball should be held
In the new Library buildlug would be dis
cussed, and a formal vote taken express
ing the sense ot the committee. At the
close of themeetiug, after atihourand three
quarters' work, it was stated that the
question was not decided. It is reason
ably certain, however, when a vote Is
taken, that the committee will haic a ma
jority opposed to such use of the building.
Librarian Spofford and Superintendent
Green-are both unwilling to see the beau
tiful new balls gnen up to seen a Huong
of sightseers without the possibility of
adequate police protection. Mr. Green has
been quoted as willing to abandon his op
position, but he (ild to a Times reporter
that he had not 10 expressed himself.
Mr Qulgg and Mr. cummings are both
outsi oken against the proposition, and the
other members have none of them said a
word publicly in faior ot it. It is urged
by the opi onents that while an American
gathering in dcors or out Is orderly and
well lie IiaveKl, and not one out of a thousand
could be foand who would deface the
noble structure In question, jet If thtre
were even one malicious or disorderly per
son present, he could do ahnort irreparable
damage licfore any i atchmau could notice
or restrain him.
The committee discussed the appropria
tion for suppljing a force for the care
and handling of the library in its new
home and for the custody of the building.
With ltitle change the sehedules prejiared
by Librarian Siiofford, and published re
cently in The Times, were agreed upon.
Thecoinmittee directed that a report should
be made recommending the requisite ap
propriation for the list ot employes in
The appropriation will probably be put
In the legislatlie appropriation bill, upon
which the Appropriations Commltteels now
at work. Chairman Cannon said It would
probably be reported before the holidays.
It maj come out next week.
Wills Filed for Probate.
The will ot Claiborne Madison, leaving
all his property to Henrietta Madison, his
widow, was filed for probate today. It
is dated October 26, of this year, and names
John C. Madison, a son, as executor. At
the death of the widow the property Is to
go to five children.
The will uf Sophia A. Parker, dated Feb
ruary 1 6 last, was filed today with Register
of Wills, J. Nota McGlll . To Owistella A.
Wilder, a sister, is given $500: to Helen A.
Estabrooke, a sister, is left $500 and to
Catherine Dorscy, a servant, is given $100.
The real estate Is distributed among five
sisters. Lewis B. Parker and Nathan A. 0.
Smith are named executors.
Death of John Y. Belt.
John IV. Belt, of Upper Marlborough, Md..
clerk of tho circuit court for Pnnce George
county, Md., died otparalysls at Providence
Hospital of this city shortly after 9 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Belt, who was fifty-two
ycras old at the time of his death, was
stricken with nervous prostration at his
home aboultwowecksagoana was brought
to Washington for treatment.
Applicants) for Belief.
There Tvere twenty-five applications
for relief filed before 1 2'o" clock toda y with
the superintendent ot charities. The names
have been given to the police department
forliivestlgatlon. It Is said that a large
proportion of the applicants had been under
quarantine with diphtheria In their households.
- - Kid Gloves.
- Handsome Dolls.
Choice of our J3.C0 Beaver Cjpcs
Skirts fnll ripnle
and flare percaline
lined, velvet bound.
and Creiiou feklrt,
lerr Lest tailor,
mad", ucck superior
finish. Worth HO
Choice of any 0 Black or Colored Skirt,
200 inoro of the SI Black and Colored Skirts
T. W. PIPER'S STRANGE END
Dies at the Emergency Hospital Un
der Peculiar Circumstances.
IVus Found In KIncjVs Court by the
Police Yesterdnj- Afternoon A
T. W. riper, who was brought to the
Emergency Hospital In an ur.ccn"iMous con
dition jesterday by the police of the
Third precinct, died about 1:30 o'clock
Coroner llaiuniett was notified, and sail
that In view of tlie peculiar circumstance
surrounding the case, he will makea thor
ough examination before giving a certifi
cate. Considerable mystery surrounds the case.
Tlie mau was picked up unconscious by the
police at 100G King's court, vestenlay.
He wasideutiricu this morning as 1 bonus
W. Piiier, u Treasury Department em
the police, says the man came to her house
Wednesdaynlght.tosee her husband. She
did not, know liliu, and while In the b.ise
ment he fell She took care of him iiniil
jesterday, and then callyj the police.
Smiir Hor Death Sonir.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. t s . MissMae Kelly
prominent in musical and social circles ot
Duluth, died suddenly last night of heait
failure. She had volunteered her assist
ance at a concert given at a church fair.
and she had sung the opening bars of
"He Glvcth His Beloved Sleep," when she
fell backward dead.
GF-NEItAL LIbT WAS WEAK.
Speculation Very Quiet, But tho
ChnncreH In Prices slight.
New Tork. Dec. 1. Wall street, 11a.
m. Speculation at the Stock Exchange
was quiet again this morning-. Commis
sion house businesb was absolutely at a
standstill and cien the traders were dis
posed to hold off, pending del elopments
from Washington. Loudon sold moder
ately of St. Paul and other stocks listed
abroad on a vague report that the Vene
zuelan negotiations had been stopped.
The changes in prices, however, were
slight, outside of General Electric, which
I ST' t0. 3t3-4 on liquidations.
The decline otherwise ranged from 1-4 to
3-4 per cent. Chicago Gas told down 1-
to 73 3-4; St. Paul 3-8, to 713-8: Itock
Island 1-2, to GS 1-S: Burlington & Quincv
1-2, to 77 1-2; Manhattan 1-2, to 00 3-4"-Heading
1-2. to 27 1-2; and Standard P.one
and Tivlne3-l,to 10 1-2.
Sugar was firmer for a time ard rose
5-8, to 11G7-5. Subsequent!!- there was
a reaction in sympathy with the weakne-s
of the general list. At 11 o'clock speendn
tion wasquictnrd weak.
Stocks after 11 o'clock were dull and
featureless. Consolidated Gas was lieavy
on the talk of adverse legislation, and fell
from 1 1-4 to 1133 3-4. with a subsequent
recovery to 1C4 1-2. The sailing of Gen
era! Electric abated, and the stccV- rallied
fractionally Missouri Pacific. Sugar and
the Grangers were firm, while Beading
was rather weak rn reports of interfer-encebythcStateorrennsiIvanlalnthemat-tcr
of the reorganization of the property
At midday speculation was dull.
New Tork Stock Market.
Furnished by Scymonr Bros., Bank,
era and Brokers, members of New
Tork Stock Exchnnge. Wnshlnirton
office, Booms 3 und 3a, Sun BuIId
lnjjr. J. A. Breen, manager.
On. Hn-n i,w. cios.
Am.uc.srK(lDervCo. 116V HBlf lli 116
Am. Suear Be. Co. ofd.. loiti irau tit in-,'"
cfii. ... .. .-i. .ra "
AUI. KIJJJU.3 11K S.U ...,
AtrhlSnll TJD. H. F.
'American Tobacco. Co.,
Bay Stato Gas . ,
Cne&aDeake 4 Ohio.....
Canada Pacific ,
C.C. u 4 St. L
Central of New Jersey,
Chicago and NwtaViv
Catena Bur. &(&.....,
135i 12JJ U
"fti Wi UK
-a Tj44 75 T6J4
10K lOJtf lOlf 11
ija irfj 17 1
at sa m 55
23 27Jf a 2T5,'
102 102 1UZ 102
103 J03 1C3 1C3
77 T,M :7 .7h
Eisonmanii's Great Sale.
We've made some special
cash Cloak purchases
The unfavorable cloak weather it
driving many a cloak manufacturer
to despair. They need the cash and
must sacrifice the goods. We have
bought several special lots this week
for less than HALF TIIEIK COST,
and we can now offer you the big
gest bargains ever known before.
$8 and $10 Plush Capes for $4.98,
Handwmc Plush Capes,
worth S12.00, for ,
nandsome Plush Capes,
worth S1S.00. for
Handsome Plush Caiies,
worth 520.00, for......
Handsome Flush Capes,
worth 23.00, for
S2.oo and S2.50 Cloth
Capes for $1.19.
185 of these braid
ed Cheviot Capes,
120 Inch seep.
Another lot of fine
quality Uoude and
Beaver Capes, tn single
and double, plain and
tnminea: were made to
sell at $4, $5 and $0;
$ S Ladies' Jackets
This Ladies Engliji
Chevron Jacket, made
la i cry latest style,
front, new collar, ne
back. Real valae.
Our Price Only
$6 and $7 Jackets for $3.98.
One lotonslstlng of 1US Ladies"
All- wool Beaver and Ifcjui le Jackets,
tailor made, and cut In latest fash
Ion, cannot le duplicated any w her
for less than SH and $7
Our price $3.98
$8 and $10 Jackets for $5.98.
One lot lonsUtlug of 1U7 Ladles"
J-Jegant Jackets, made of Kersey,
Astrakhan or lleai er; these an- per
fect lieaiitles,aul were made I o sell
a 8. $10 and $12, but tbej'll go
tomorrow at 55,08
:4Special Snaps in Infants' Coats.
This Infants' coit. made
of Fancy Eiderdown, witb
allor collar and An'ora
Actual lalue. Sift'.
One Lot of Infants' Coats in Plain
Colors, trimmed with Angora
Fringe. Worth $i.5o. Special,
One lot ot Best. All-wool Eiderdown
Coats, In plain and fancy colorswith
targe sailor collars and Angora
fringe; actual price, $3 00 Spe
$3 Children's Reefers, $1.-48.
68 Children's Heavy
Cloth Heelers, sizes 4
to 12 year, new and
lich patterns, werr
Misses' $6 and $7 Jackets for $3.89.
One lot of Misses' very stylish
Jackets, silk lined, made or fine all
wool Kersey or Eoucle. You cannot
match them Tor less than $0 or $7
elsewhere. You can haie them
We arc selling best-made, most
st) lish skirts for tlieprlceotinatirial.
MAKING FREE OF CHARGE.
Skirts. 5 gore
out with best
rustle 1 ercal
Ine and bound
with ve vet.
$3 Seien-gorc Brilliantine
Skirts for $1,98
$5 Seven gore Silk Mo
hair Skirts for. S2.98
$4 00 All-wool Bouele
Skirts Tor -S1.98
$10 Brocaded Silk and
Satin Skirts, gores, for.. $5.98
806 Tth St. N. W., bet. H and I.
1924-1926 Penna. Ave.
C II 1. t I
Del. & Hudson Canal-..
bet. Lack. A- Wcit
General .iectnc..... .
Lake Snore aril. Sa....
Ma 1'actHc. .....
'National Lead Co
N Y, Ontario & Wcet'n
f mla. & Itcailia:
southern ltailwav, pfd..
1'enn. dial, irou or H. K.
U.S. Loatner pit!
Wheeling Lake Erie..
3s" fuF Opes
JfciiL 'ffiS1 mailoex-
&&-m5E actly as
-riWtr?yJTL anl bea eu"'
Stts&yiSKJ&Sk an0 trimmed
MTii 'T T T with
'sfet5JiS?sKl3B' extra fall
csSTvJ3k' real value
;'- 2j SS and J.O.
jWjgWJ$$ OUIt PIUCE.
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