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THE EVENING TBIES, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APEIL 12, 1900.
IS Conservative Views Wedging Into Old Church Discipline. Youne Iciilc Driven Anj From nvIierluuN Doctrine Uccauwo of Its Itniliciilisiii V Deposition to Grant Tlmt 1.1 vl; Amusement I ot j nonj mous Itli n "Wicked Heart. NEW YORK, April 12. It is more than a mere coincidence that three of the mo t influential of the Eastern conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church have rc contlv adopted memorials to the General Conference rpquesting the elimination from the Book of Discipline of the present in hibition against dancing, card plajmg ai.d thentregoiug This action is part of a conceited movc 111 e nt on the part of the voungcr and mote liberal element of the chinch Similar retolutions will be passed b other dibtrict conferences throughout lLe country, and some of the best-in o.med clergymen in the denomination believe tni3 radical change will be adopted bj a large vo'te bj the General Conference, which meets next month in Chicago. The pastor of one of the largest Meth odist churches in Manhattan said jitcr laj: "This clause in the Dissiplinc is practicallj a dead letter So far as 1 Know nobodj in the Methodist Church h s been disciplined for ear. either for danc ing or for attending the theatre " The Itev Ezra S Tipple, pastor of St. James Church, Madison Aienue and One Hundred and Twentj -sixth Street, who in troduced the resolution in the New York Conference Tuesoaj, said jesterdaj "The proposed change if adopted will oraec from paragraph 24S of the Dibciphne the words dancing. plRjiHg at games of chance, unending theatres, horse races cir oase, dancing parties, or patronizing dancing schools ' "This would not in an wav weaken the pesttiea of the Methodist Church," Dr. Tipple imid. "toward questionable amu&e motrts. but would rather blreogthen it The appeal is to the individual conscience aiiU to the "Word of God It does not m Hete a tondencj to conform to the world " "De jom boiievc that dtuieing is sinful net dancing of the Ha market kind, but dancing for instance with ones own friesds and in ones own home' "It is not sinful per se It depends upon the surroundings the circumstances the influences attending it " The Rev Dr George P Mams fonnorlj of Brookljn and now connected with the Methodist Book Concern, at No 30 Fifth Aienue, urges the repeal of the objectionable clause in a long article in the Methodist Review "I beliee" said Dr Mains, "that this section of our Discipline which was m berted bj the General Conference of 1872 presenting to the Church an authoritative index expurga tonus of amusements, was a most grae blunder of ecclesiastical leg islation I believe that the effect of this distinctive enactment has been to dam age and belittle the influence of our de nomination I hac often had the feeling that in much of our Church teaching the mistake has been made of taking narrow liews of the legitimate sphere of Christian life. "Tne embodiment of this legislation in our Book of Discipline exposes the Meth odist Episcopal Church to a damaging popular aversion I know of several ca-es where we have lost the membership of most excellent joung people because thej could not make themselves believe that for them certain things were wrong The Rev J O "Wilson, pastor of St An drew's Church, in West Seventj-s s.th Street, said I think it llhelv the proj.os- ed change will be approved bj the Geneial Conference It must not be inferred, in that cac however, that the Methodist Church is taking a position in favor of the pastimes it now debars. "The present list of prohibited amuse ments sajs nothing about attending prize fights or cockfights but nobodj would in fer that the church favors those divers ois. So far as dancing and theatregoing a:e concerned man) of our voung people ii -dulge themselves in those amusemeata anyhow, and there is a growing tendntj to resent the fact that our church alone tingles out amusements to be put under the ban specifically which in themselves ma j be harmless In a Fense this move ment is one toward greater HberaHtj It makes each member the judge before is own conscience of what he ought to Co in booking l'js amusements " REFOBM IN" CHTJRCH RtTLES. Mellioilists Mnj Drop I'roliHiiton f CVrtnlii Viiiiim-iik'iiIh. CHICAGO April 12 The Methodists of Chicago, miniters as well as la j men, are inclined to indorse the action taken by the Xew York East Conference at Dan burj. Conn, looking toward a revision of the rigid rules of the caurch regarding eard plajmg and theatrcgoing They saj there is no question but that the General Conference, which will meet at the Au ditorium the first week in May will be asked to strike out that part of the church rules prohibiting such pastimes and the subject w ill be one of the topics to be dis cussed bj the Methodist Episcopal preach i s' meeting on next Mondaj The Itev John P Brushmghum D D , of the First Methodist Church, said "It was John Weslej's rule that no amusements should be indulged in by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church except thev be acceptable in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, leaving the exact interpretation to the conscience of the individual This was the rule of Methodists until the-act of 1872, which Btated speclficallj' that certain amuse ments, such as dancing, card plaving. and Iheatregoing, should be prohibited among membeis of this church. "I consider the enactment of 1S72 a great mistake. I believe a great manv consci entious joung people are kept out of the Methodist Church on account of the strict interpretation put upon amusement " John Tarson. of Farson, Loach &. Co . an ardent follower of Methodism, believes that some modification of the rules of the church will be made at the General Con ference. "The equal representation of laymen may bring about many reforms," he said "There is no question that the strict dis cipline has kept and is driving many joung 1 nl UM ifrWJf-VnD bPtCI, IL 1 OR rVlUlNCY UK Hfr-H'frfrfrfrfrfr-iH'frfrfr-X-W Hechts' Greater Stores.' 513:515 Seventh Street. Ttfese Hour X They mean enormous savings in the mosfcvniited merelum-, T dise iy'ith)' "very things a on re buying for Easter -Sunday ind -j the following balmy, sunshiny days of spring. In not a single X instance is it possible to find offerings in equal grades for so .t little inonev, therefoie these sales should prove irresistible. Anything jou buy, no matter how much below regular price it is offered, you may have charged and arrange to pay for j. it as you can afford. 9 to 10. Watorproof Felt Window Shades, in all colors, complete with fixtures Ci.. instead of 12 l-2c, for " 36-inch Curtain. Scrim, in the best patterns, instead of 5c a jard to 1 7fJ go for. IS Men's Mercerized Silk Half Hose sell in ever men's store in this c.ty for 2ic a pair, -will be sold this hour 1 1C for v. I SG0 pairs of Men's Suspenders In the biggest assortment the same UC which sell for 25c for this hour 4 Lot of Ladies Homespun Skirts in 7" several shades of grej; with the ne,v X Pleat backs; thoroughlj up to CI QO .: date, instead of $4 for JI.JO This hour we shall put on sale s eral hundred pairs of Bovs Chev iot Knee I'ants, such as sell for 25c usuallj. at 9C 500 pairs of Children's fine Ribbed Hose in sizes 5 to ; 1-2. the verj best 25c hose to be had. but the are "sec onds "are slightly imperfect The imperfections, however, do not injure the wearing qualities, hence at 9c a pair thev are'euormous values Beautiful all-ovr laces in cream and white in the very handsomest jat terns for yokes and sleeves or for whole waists: the same which tell for as much ss 75c elewhero; to AQZ 49 go lor Infants' long and short slips of good camorie. with very handsome jokes, for this hour ',... 25c Infants heavj stitchod for this hoar to go for bibs CC Cream floating soap will be sold this hour for, per cake.... 2ic Bleached Turkish wash for this hour rags Genuine Scotch unbleached all linen crash, IS inches wide; the same which sells for 10c a vard 0 7fJ for OS i. Remnants of ard wide Percales, v in the niost desirable stjles. the same f which selllf com the piece at 10c ,2.Q T and 12 l-2c jard for Small lot of jard wide bleached mus lin in short lengths; such as sell at Gc and Sc a jard to go 77C w lor 48 pairs children's tan spring heel shoes, sizes S 1-2 to 11. which CQC .$. are bargains at S9c, for this hour 36 pairs ladles tan oxfords, which are the best 1 footwear to be CCC 65 had for 10 to 11. 2 Double vvidth fancy dress goods, in J. neatest patterns for children's dresses . and women s house dresses, in- C7Q h stead of 12 l-2c jard. this hour.. OS Children s white aprons, sizes 4 to 14 jears. of splendid qualltj lawn, trimmed with embroiderj, for ICQ this hour -" Lot of ladies' fast black hose seamless and all sizes, to go this hour, per pair full 6ic No.vll-CLand Xo 2 velvet ribbon for trimming"' for this hour 10 OOC jardsj-i - J people out or the church It is almost as absurd for the church to say how the. members shall amuse themselves as to pas a -ule compelling men to have their hair cut poropadowy-or to wear toothpick shoes." RESOLUTIONS OF KESPECT. V Tribute to tlie Moniorj nf KrniiU II. CiikIiIiik:. At a meeting of the employes of the Smithsonian Institution, held jesterdaj afternoon the following resolutions of re spect to the memorv of the late Frank H. Tushing were adopted AVInMa our Ujc colteajrue and friend, Frank Hamilton Oiunc las ln suddcnlv removed from our eirclc h ocjtli. therefore ltclved That we imlihclv record our rnse of great pergonal Iof at Mr Ouking'. death and our MiK-ere rtsrrets that a student of ueh .cinarkable gcni fliould have to la down Ins ptn in the rmd of reM?aith(i! of o great moment to an thropological science Heloved, Tliat we express our great admiration of Mr CuAin$r;' ccmal and enthuMastic spirit. his srenerous nature and bis heroic strupcle aain.t j own iniimuiii's uhi mi: kwiu u iii,, i' preoiation of Ins Ions; nice in the Smithpoman Iii"titution, as a-tant to 'he Curator of Arch aeolngv m 1S75, as charged with the installation of exhibits at the Centennial Expo-ition in lTO, as resident inv estimator among tlie Ztini Indians in 1679 lKv4, as custodian and collaborator in the M tKHial Museum, and as Ulinologil in the Bureau of American Lthnologj from lbs. until tlie mo ment of Ins death Kcgolvcd. That a copj of these resolutions be sent to Mr Cuflung, viith aa-tiranees of our re card and heartfelt sj-inpathv in her guat bereave ment. J. . rOWhl.L, Tre-idcnt. V II. HOLMES, Sceietarr. District Order Mortified. Tlie Bi'tnct Commissioners have modified their order ot viarcn 1, eiieiiuiiiK me nine iui mil- rau pletion of contract with I) T. Mockabce for con tracting an addition to almslimi-e B thi tritna of the original order the cot of the suptnntend nce of construction was to be borne bv the con tract ir. and b the change that Hem is charged to the District! I lUPD HICP flCITC LlYIlr LMollAoLo. ' Sales are great opportunities. v . 10 to 11. ? r CONTINUED.. Valenclences laces for ruffles, per yard j - edging -JC 700 ladies' heavy percale wrappers; in red, grey, navy, and black, made with separate waist lining; full JtlC width skirts, for this hour Lot of ladies' cheviot serge skirts in black and blue; made with the new pleat backs; well lined and CO QO bound; instead of $4 50 for.... 't.jO S00 bovs' Merrimac percale shirt waists; in a great assortment of pat terns; full generously cut; the 1 "i i C same as sell for 25c for 1-2 Men's fancy border and plain white handkerchiefs, such as sell for OiC 3lc 10c each usually, for......... Men's Fancj Percale Shirt's; botb soft and stiff bosom, with attached and detached collars, irfstead of 1 1 C 75c, for Bovs Blue Cloth Golf Caps, silk lin ed, pitent clasps, double-stitch- OCC ed, for -- Applique Bureau Scarfs and Pillow Shams in the handsomest patterns, which sell for as much as 35c, 1 Clfj for I,J2 Extra heavy Hoor Linoleum in good lengths, some pieces slightlj Imper fect, two jards wide: worth up )iiZ to 75c square jard. for ' "Men s Fancy Colored and Balbngan Shirts- and Drawers, the kind which exclusive stores sell for 30c gar- OOfJ ment, here this hour for IS pairs Little Bovs' Tan and Black Vici Kid Spring Heel Shoes, sizes 9 to 13 1-2, good values at ?1, TQC 24 pairs Misses' Tan and Bla-k Shoes, sizes 13 to 2, which are the regu- 7QC lar ?1 50 values, for ' CO pairs Ladies Tan VIcI Lace Suoa; choice of fancj vesting tops or kid tops, wihch are great 'values at CI OQ ?2 and ?2 50. for -I.JJ 11 to 12. Full double bed size Bed Spreads In prettiest of Marseilles patterns A(Q such as sell at lSc, for " Best quality Yale Holland Window shades in all colors, complete 91C with fixtures, for "' Best quality table pilclolh 3-4 size and colored in beit pat- 1 1C terns, instead of -0c yard for... '2 An immense lot of Men's Neckwear embracing Tecks. r Puffs, Four-in- Hands. and other stjles. originally sold foi 25c, are slightlj musaed 1 AfJ J0 and some are soiled, to go for. Little Bovs Galatea Cloth Washable Sailor Blouse Suits, in a varietj of patterns, perfect! t washable. usuallj sold for 51c, this hour, ICQ 25' each Ladies Black Taffeta Silk Waists, the taffeta of which is guaranteed and that means a new waist for anj that does not wear satisfactory, with the new tucked and! corded CO QO fronts for V...."i 'J.JO 2 000 vards of handsome Satin-faced Ribbon in all colors for hair prettjing and trimming in such shades as " pink blue red, violet etc, to go 5C on sale at PULP TSTUL POLIUTION". The Marvin nil Case AiiproneliiiiK n settlement. CUMBERLAND, Md . pnl 12 The committee of the citj council which visited the pulp mill at Tjrone, Pa , to investigate the "soda process" of making pulp, which the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Compa ny offers as a harmless substitute for the polluting sulphite process, agreeing to give bond to abandon the latter if the citj will abandon litigation, has reported The com mittee sajs. "The citj ought not to commit itself to an j condition of future development, and we recommend that no such consent be given The company will know exactlj what Is liltelj to flow into the stream, and all flow of offal from their works will be entirely at their command and under their control. If such offal allowed to get into the stream is harmless and maintained so, as we think it can be, it is very sure that the city will hear no complaint from the city of Cumberland, but, on the other hand, if the process be run at anj time so as to produce an objectionable pollution the citj should not so have consented to it as to preclude its right to enter complaint. The citj should not, and we believe cannot, waive anj of its rights." The committee makes a proposition that the pulp mill permanently abandon the sul phate mill on or before August 1, and not resume at Luke or any other point above Cumberland, and the city will postpone all litigation and no new proceedings shall be instituted until after August 1, 1900. If the stipulations are faithfullj kept the in junction case shil be dismissed onpril 10, 1901, upon payment of costs by defend ant companj and the citj will consent for its- part that the other cases maj- at the same time be settled The third item c' the citj's proposition calls for a signed agreement for reopening the injunction suit in case the defendant fails or neglects to abandon the sulphate mill. The report was adopted. Benjamin A. Richmond, chief counsel for the pulp mill, said he had onlj' one objec tion, and that was as to the costs in the in junction case. He thought the city should pay the costs incurred after March 19, the date on which the proposition for a com promise was submitted, as expenses after that time were wholly unnecessary. Miot lij a Sheriff. READING. Anril 12 Daniel Wnmilfnn J of this city, was notified&today ot tho J .l.nlk r 1.t T..J -rs- ... . uccu.11 m mo auu, uuuson Hamilton, at Berkeley Springs, "VV. Va , hav ing been shot and killed by Sheriff M. S Harmison, of that place. No particulars were re ceived. The dead man was 21 jears of age and had been in West Virgnia only a short time. Slnnprhter AVaUes iSxaminntion. William F. Slaughter, a former clerk in the of fice of the Paymaster General of the Jfavv, who was arrested some time ago, charged with the larceny- of stamps from the United Stater Govern ment, waived preliminary examination when ar raigned before United States Commissioner S. C. .vims, ana was held for the action of the grand 3ur-v T1,c bond of S2'000 nhich Slaughter fur- icd after his arret wa allowed to stand. Hechts' Greater Stores." 5JUJ-315 Seventh Street. 11 to 12. ' ' COVriMJKD. Ladies' Muslin Drawers; made with deep hems and with tucks Q iC above, for -'2' C0 tlcs of LadieV fine Percale Shirt "Vaists, the season's 'newest effects; all sizes will be put on hour at ale this 4QC Ladies' welPmJWenmusIin gowns; lAnldefW some V and some square necks; trim med jokes; the same as are usu- QQC nlj sold at 30c, for.. ........J' Yard and a quarter" wide iron mesh black grenadine.'vvhieji is -alreadj pro claimed the most fashionable fabric for summer; the regular $1 23 jard 7CC sort, for J All-silk taffetas, in the most desira ble shades, rich and lustrous and not to be confounded with cheap "taffeta lines,'' which are sold for 39c jard evervwhLre; theest COc qualitjOQC this hour for...- OJ Yard-wide black henrietta and nio hair, the beat raven bhickT and" the qualltj which sells UMiallj for.38c OCfJ jard, for . J .Bleached muslin sheets, good qualitv; all hemmed and hand torn and 9Q nand ironed, instead of 39c, for. J Headv-made bleached muslin pillow cases, 3u bj l inches In sue, made with deep hems and tape border, lAC instead of 13c, for I" 1 to 2. White parasol covers in handsome patterns; the ort which sell for 1 7C 35c, for ' Prettv Smvrna rugs, in prettj Orien tal patterns and colorings, the OQl kind which sell for 69c, for -' Plain and plaid grev lenos, which sell for Cc and Sc jard to go this 1 Q hour for '2 200 novels embracing manj of the world of leading storj writers of K celebntj, to go for " Ladles pullej belt of patent QCC and morocco leather, for J Chiffon or Libert silk ties two J7C jards long, all colors, for Turn-over collars of lace or em- 1 AC broiderj '" 500 ladies' fine lawn, percale and ba tiete wrappers, trimmed with deep flounces, lace, and embroideries; full width, separate waist lining, in stead of SI to $2 choice this hour CQC r Lot of ladies' long short and medium corsets in grej and white in all sizes, regular price of which is 30c to onfj COc for J J 30 stjles of handkerchiefs, hem striched or embroiderj trimmed which are the regular valuessold at 15c QC to go this hour at. 3 Lot of ladies glace kid gloves, in white and all the leading shades which are io in vogue this spring, fitted at our risk, instead of a dollar a CQC pair for VD Stock collars in all the new col ors and new shapeb, for 15' HECHT & ."il.'l ,i." Seventh Stieet. "y. ? ? b!94 DEMANDS A DIFFERENTIAL. The ioo' Lino Kxiictx 11 Collection In M. Inul-ev lork Rntei. CHICAGO April 12. At a conference with the general passenger agents of the Chicago-St Paul roads the representative of the "Soo Line, of the Canadian Pa cific, made a demand for dlflerential rates to New York via Montreal He refused to withdraw with the present cut rates un less given the privilege of making a rate less bj J2 from St Paul to New York than is made bv anj of the direct lines of the Lnited States The western lines flatlj refused to grant the "Soo" road's request. The demand made by the, Canadian Pa cific's line for differential rates greatlj surprised officials of the other roads Two jears ago the Canadian Pacific and its competitors In this countrj agreed that the Inter-State Commerce Commission should act as arbitrator of the question of the right of the Canadian Pacific to differ ential passenger rates. The decision of the Commission, acting as a board of ar bitration, was that the Canadian Pacific was not entitled to anj differential rates. For a time the Canadian Pacific made a pretense of abiding by the decision Tho Vanderbilt lines have manifested a will ingness to join the Western lines in meeting the cut rates of the Canadian Pacific. The Eastern differential lines, however, object to doing so on the ground they do not want the Lake Shore and Michgan Central, which are the standard lines, to be allowed to accept the same proportionate rates as differen tial lines. The demand now made by the Canadian Pacific "Soo" line for differentials may induce the differential lines to extend the assistance asked by the Chicago-St. Paul roads to compete with the "Soo" line. The question will be decided at a confer ence to be held this afternoon. A GLOIlIOL'Js EYE TE VST. 'I lie Ada in rorcnniicrh and Sells Drnx, United Circim I'nrnilcft, Bearing in mind that all tented shows are bound to make the best possible public appear ance as thur culminating and mot etftctive ad j eruejneiu, anu uiai, iiiiritiuis, nai is uvu for nothing is a prettv reliable indication of the quantity and qualitv of that which jou paj to see, the rcil magnitude and resources of the Great Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Ameri ca's Greatest Shows tonsoliilated.jnaj. Jjc, fairly estimated bv the size and elegance of thefr united parades Hitherto the iparadc of cither show named has been an exceptionally big and bril liant one; whereforeii maj be .reasonably an ticipated that all combfrcfl, and with manj rare and tonlj feature" added, thej will prove what "loung America would term a "stunner." The amount of capital, the numlier of rare wild beasts In open and performing dens; of the finest and most richlv capanonid horses, and the sup?rb ness and glorious varjtiy dt spectacular effects 13 almost fabulous. , PILLS Gtire Indigestion, j bOuVil'" Gonstipmtion, lOients and 25 cUtti1 iruz stores. iBEECHAMrsl 2 to 3. Immense lot of Ladies' Black and Colored Taffeta Silk Waists with the new tucked and hemstitched fronts; the new high stock collars and new cuff; waists such as jou cannot dupli cate elsewhere for less than ?7 and many for less than $9; for this KA nO houi tomorrow for t.J0 300 Boys' Cheviot Suits, in sizes 7 to 1G years; double-breasted stylet, la several patterns, for this ljour, CI 7(1 200 Ladles' Trimmed Corset Covers, to go this hour tomor- 1 ")C row at IL2 Infants Corded Caps, trimmed 1 EC with handsome lace, for '- 10 patterns in Ladles' Fancy Colored Hose, and fast blacks, which 19J.C are worth 19c pair, this hour ...' Lot of Taffeta Silk Ribbons in white and all colors, In Xo. 40 1 QC width, for J 10-quarter Unbleached Shcet ins; good, serviceable quality, 1 A2.C for IH4- 21-lnch All-silk Black China Silk; extra heavy qualltj and rich and AAZ lustrous; instead of 59c, for " Boys' Blue Cloth Golf Caps, silk lin ed; patent snap; double-stitch- OCC ed, for Handsome Mantel Lambrequins, made of art draperj , fringed all 1 QC around, for ' 300 extra heavv Yale Holland Win dow Shades, with heavy fringe and ,; tambour lace in various colors, JiiZ ' complete with fixtures, for ' 3 to 4. X Yard wide all wool ladies' cloth In all splendidlj desirable shades as TQC well as black, instead of 4ic for.. Assorted check patterns Apron Ginghams, jard for . In 3gc Infants' long flannel skirts, OCC wjth double joke bands for.... - Ladies' handsome black silky blister crepon skirts; exceedingly rich CO QO and stjlsh, instead of $12 for...J0J Ladies' black and colored taffeta silk underskirts, in two stjles of flounced in all the new colorings; CC QO Lot of bojs' covert and black cheviot top coats; with good linings and in sizes to fit bojs from 3 to'lC years, a maker's surplus stock, which CO QO would bring as much as $7, for "'fa.jO White applique pillow shams, which are worth 35c, to go this hour 1 C t C T V t T J. "X t 200 jards of draperies, embracing silkolines and gold crepes, handsomest of patterns and colorings, in- J7Q stead of 10c, for 4 to 5. Infants good quality Bedford long coats, trimmed with ribbon, CI QO with prettj capes, for Jl.tO Lot of ladies' black and blue cheviot serge and grej homespun skirts, which are elegant value at $4, CO 7Q Lot of ladies' black cheviot serge suits in neweht stvle, for this CC 0.0 hour JD.y5 J. 1 P 4-1 COHPANY, .L CASUALTY HOSPITAL BEPORT. Work Done at the Institution I)nr iiiKT the I.nMt Three Month. At a special meeting of the Board of Di rectors of the Casualty Hospital, held Tuesday evening, at that institution, the regular quarterlj report for the hospital was submitted and approved. The follow ing directors were present. Thomas W. Smith president; Henrj K Simpson, sec retarj, George F Harban, treasurer J. W. Babson, M. I Weller. Tracy L Jeffords, Dr. William B French, Dr. L K. Beattj, Dr. D O. Leetch, and Dr. L. P. Pond. Decided increase in work was shovn in the report. One hundred and seventvfive cases were treated in the casualtj branch of the hospital while a total of 149 opera tions were performed during the quarter. Twentj -six patients were admitted under tho emergency rules of the hospital and from previous quarter a total of 53(1 cases were continued for treatment. In the dispensarj branch of the hospital 336 new cases were treated during the past three months. Applications for treat ment at the institution were received from 434 persons under this branch of the service, and 166 cases were referred to other hospitals or to regular physicians Concluding, the report states that a total of 922 cases, in which previous treatment had been rendered, were registered during the quarter, and prescriptions to the num--ber of 1,752 were compounded at the hos pital. COAL FAMINE IN GERMANY. The Snpplj Innilciinntc and "Hncli Anno j mice IlcsnltM. Consul General Guenther writes from Frankfort, March 8, 1900: "There has never been a jear In the his tory or Germany when greater demands had been made upon the coal production. Although the output of 1S99 was over 100, 000.000 tons, against 96,000,000 tons in 1S98 and 91,000,000 in 1897, the supply has been entirely Inadequate, and much embarrass ment and annoyance have resulted. The selling price of coal increased during 1S99 over 1898 from 30 to 35 per cent and coke from 90 to 95 per cent. "The Minister of Commerce has sent a letter to the coal-mine owners of Upper Silesia, asking whether the production could be essentiallj advanced by an in crease in the number of shafts at the mines, at the same time assuring them of state aid in case of an affirmative answer. "The commission appointed by the Minis ter of Public Works to report concerning the repeal of the exceptional tariff on coal has agreed that there can be no question of making concessions for the Importations of foreign coal generally, but that it is ad visable to make exceptions in individual cases'." Stump Found Gniltj. William Stump, who has since Monday last been on trial in Criminal Court No 1 for the murder of James Lee, colored, De cember 12 last, was today found guilty of manslaughter. He was remanded to jail to await sentence. -'Hechts' Greater Stores." 200 top coats at $5. Two hundred men's tan covert top coats; with good Italian lining; full Frenih aced, and correct in all the points of fashion are to be placed' on sale tomorrow morning at 5. All of them aie 8.50 values; inf other words, equal grades cannot be had anywhere for less 'than S.u(); the 200 which we put on sale at $."5 eaclr should, in view of this, create the greatest sort of "a sensation. 300 men's suits at $10. -Pbretr hundred men's suits in ten different stle of fancy cassiHiPres and cheviots and Oxford mixtures, will be ready to morrea morning sit 10. These are the same grades and same" quality of men's suits which are sold the world over at 12.50; have good Italian lining and full French facings; are stylish in cery way, and guaranteed. Extraoidinarv values at 10. If jou intend to buy a Prince Albert Ccat and Vest for Easier, we would like for you to see these handsome coats of Black Clay Worsted and Oxford Grey Mixtures, Yicunas, and Imported "Worsteds at $12 50 to $25. You can have a suit made to jour measure here at a savlag at a third1 to a fourth of the money you'll have to pay an exclusive tailor and get Jst as" much satisfaction in fit, style, and worthfulness. Hechts' "charge" sjstem is a great can arrange to pay as you can afford. Special selling boys' Easter clothing. $3.98 $5.00 for $5.00 Suits. for $7.50 Suits. Enormous millinery trade. Understanding YOUR IDEAS and tastes and knowing how to work them out knowing fashion and showing exclusive creations that appeal at onee to your fantj is the reason for it. Lxchisivelj- stjlieh hats need not be expensive , but nevertheless are ex pensive in manj- stores It is foilj' to paj so much and you 11 realize it after you have visited our millinerj department You need have no apprehension yur hat will be finished in time to wear Easter if promised The hundreds of people who haven t the ready money will appreciate tb ad vantages of our "charge" system bj which they can arrange to pay tbir Mil as their income affords. Nothing is exacted for this privilege. Ladies and Missee' Trimmed Hats in the greatest assortment ta seamm newest shapes in Turbans, Toques and large and medtum-Mzed Hats and Boa nets, trimmed most etjlishly with flowers, plumes, malines ihiffons, and lace; in this lot are all the new pastel shades, as well as black M 07 for hats fully tPZr.Oi Worth $5. Special selling Ladles', Misses', and Children's Un- trimmed Hats, in the most wanted shapes and colors, in chip, Mackinaw, Neapolitan, and plain and fancy straw, In black and all snades; instead CQC of 9Sc, will be sold for JJ Flower Sprays of Lilacs, Hyacinths, Forget- Me-Nots, Clover, Cornflower, Roses, and Foliage, which were bought 1 7i.C to sell for 33c , will be sold for.. 2 HECHT AND 513-515 Seventh Street. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS IT MEANS: A HONEY-HAKER FOR YOU! See Tomorrow's Times. "To Save Tima is to Lengthen Life." Do You Value Life ? Then Use Hauling. Storage. Packing. MACHINERY, 'lOlLFIl'. SVFES, TOXE hauled ind plated in position. HRMTlllF, PIVNO". GLvsS, ar.d CHIN carefullj packet! for shipment IHlUMi OK AM, KINDS OK rKKK.HT. STOK K'Cn RMSHCDln FIIIE IMtOOP IHILDIfNG "Not Stnltles or fire Trap. TUEVn DEARS' EXPERIENCE. ESTIMATES FtRMSHED. Springmann's Express, 937 d st. x. w. Telephone 2G3. ap!2 tf CENTS TRY THEM AND SB CONVINCED FOR SLE BY ALL DRL'CCISTS. Contagious Blood Poison must be treated promptlv and vigorously, or it wilt breakdown jourhealth. S S S. O O O cures the worst cases permanently. 3 i A Destructive Mountain Fire. WINCHESTER, Va , April 12. A de structive mountain fire was started yes terday west of Capron Bridge, W. Va., by a spark from a traction engine setting fire to a woods. Several thousand dollars' damage has already been done to fencing. E- .inuMennre 1 25 TABLES "JO IF YOU HAVE a tendency to weak'hmgs, a cold is dangerous. Scott's Emulsion strengthens the lungs and helps you to work off the cold. All Druggists ; 50c and $t.ca. clothing You This price includes all that 13 Sae in Boys' Dressy Suits the finest cheviots, the finest cassimeres. the finest worsteds, including handsome Black Clay Diagonals, which are always right In stjle the rare novelties are to be found is this lot. the handsome silk braid-trimmed garments J5 values. Boys' very nobby thre-piee Snort Pants Suits fancj- silk vest eaat, a. ml pants made of the very best all-wool Ma terials finished to perfection all lae suits which you cannot duplicate else w here for less than $7 50 offered today for 15. $1 Q7 for hats fully 40' worth $8. untriramed hats. A large table full of Ladies and Misses Walking ind Outing Sailors of handsome Mackinaw, rough, fancy, and plain straws, in all colors the very sa'ne sLapes and the r.me qualities which are being sold at 9Sc and 7QC $1 37 elsewhere, are offered at... ' specials. Large bunches of handsome Roses, with Foliage: Chrysanthemums in all colors, Pansies, and Foliage, bought to sell for 59c; will be sold OQC for L COMPANY, i accommodation in buying WHAT DOES IT MEAN? SA POLIO Curnit hinder and r" -u more than a cenmnc cae of ( TKIIH. Aon may be uaiKaally gihed aWe to lntnift entertain j benefit HUT if you twve - j to breath through joht meutb; I utter thick, rmittfed wo,. ' The ih.comfort of vowr "tro-gle I linparu itself all around you. j MASON'S CREAM OF OUYES I an acreeable even delightful 1 cure for CVTARRII It is rubbed upon the bridge of ttw : inserted at the bae of the nostrils. Immediately its work beguw. It penetrate through every poret ' . j It geU directly at th msfetaB. g And dissolves it. Removes it. I t L..J It gets straight to tke inHamniei!. And allays it. In tlt nuipniv mtlwiut n tfltffirfo A3 or Sdsp vou rid yufee"f mHj','"' ' of everv thing. Every pentenee you utter will be clear and clean tut. , Jo more muffle, ami eheke, and gap Just as good for Piles. 25c a box all drubts, or cnt for priie MASON'S HEALTH DEFENDERS. - MVOVS YH.LOW TVRLFTS care DYSrHPSHi JI ISi.Vs IlROrt V TU5LETS cure CON'STIfMTlOtf. J!AsOVS RID TABLETS cure COUGHS. McO S ttniTK TvBIETS cww SORH THROAT. 30 tablets 10c all drvfrgfetg or ent for price by II. T. M iOV CHKMICAt COM PANY, 315 Areh St . I'MladelpWa, Ta. 7 Henry Evas, i2 F St. w Edward Steven?, 9th anj la ap. " Mackall Bros , tMtt and II H, n MfPto . . E. S. Leadbeattr &. Sju, VtawMMa, Va. Ilea til Results Krom a Kick. EAST BROOKFIELD. Maw.. April 12. Joseph Ravmond. a FrenehmaB, was ar rested charged with manslaughter in caus ing the death of Adolphus Lemon t. a fel low w oc-t'ehopper The two becamo sn gaged in a quarrel and wltnofsos itato that Hajmon-I knocked Lamont down and kicked him in the stomach. Lemont diedT this morrirg, as Medical Examiner .Nor wood "ays, from the effects of the kick. t