OCR Interpretation

The morning times. (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1897, August 11, 1895, Image 6

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024442/1895-08-11/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 6

Let's talk economy to-i'ay on thl
" " question of Tall Carpotlnp. Thoro'a
money to bo saved if you will loam
It's almost disinterested ad
vice when we suggest that you
come now and look over our Car
pet Stock before the new Fall
Goods come in with their neces
sarity higher prices.
If you see a pattern you like
you need not have it laid now,
for we will keep it for -ou until
There's common sense in car
pet buying now, and much less
strain on the bank account than
later besides styles do not
change so radically as 3'ou might
carpets are intended to last
mairy years, and quiet patterns
are always safe to bu
7th and D Sts.
Wo have receivod 130 moro Fine Suits to
lio placod on salo at ouce. Those aro a
furtlioi lot purchased by our Jlr. Garner
on his trip, and aro in addition to tbo
first 103 Suits already announced and
part sold.
fls tho price oi them all no matter what
they -wore made to retail lor originally.
fAll ore new. lino eoq.1s, -well made,
strncly 3d, vreli UnecFand finished.
2 Siuce'ive first advortised this sale wo
T hare been kept very busy, ao como
f early.
f Garner & Co.,
N. E. Cor. 7th and H.
2ov it is rERjuirsr.
"Warrant Out for Meyer .Newman for
This Offense.
There is moro trouble in store for Meyer B.
Ncwnia, the Shylock broker, -whose harsh
treatment of poor debtors has been thor
oughly exploited in The Times from day
to day.
The next and most r erious charge against
Mm is that of perjury, -which is the basis
of a -warrant sworn out against him-yesterday
by Mr. John B. Miller, of 1112 X. street
Mr. Miller -was not at his house laet night
and it could not be learned on -what circum
stances the charge of perjury -was bated.
Admiral Kirklond Will Send a Ves
sel There at Once.
Acting Secretary McAdoo to-day sent
orders to Admiral Kirfciand, commanding
the European station, instructing liim to
be prepared to send a vessel to Syria
to prMeet American interests there. In
case it seems necessary one of Admiral
Kirk-laud's vessels will be hurried there.
The admiral now lias t-wo ships, the San
Francisco and the Marblehead, both of
which are at Grarocnd, England. It will
take them several days to reach the scene
of the troubles.
W I PCO This Is the well-
VAL oto, s??lkhe&rhSS"
quarters for any-
tningana everytnmg in vauses
thing In
you will generally find here,
and always the very best.
425 .
7th St. N.W.
Morning Times,
(Eight Pages.)
Evening Times,
Six Pages.)
Sunday Times,
(Twenty Pages.)
Are You Already a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
Stock Slang Expressions Among
Local Followers of Races.
What They Are and How Tlicy Are
"Worked TUo Omnipresent Tout
und Ills Good and Had Truits A
Greenhorn's Experience on Ills
First Visit to the Itaco Track.
Every trade, profession and sport has
Its slang as well as teelfuical terms and
phrases, Lut it is doubtful if anywhere,
In connection with any occupation in
the world, as much and as varied amount
of "shop talk" will bo found as on a
race t rack.
The stables and paddock contribute
easily as much toward this vocabulary
as the ring and lawn, but they have each
a distinctive flavor that can bo easily
detected by the general ruu of horsemen
who have spent the greater part of their
lives on the turf.
"With many of the stable hands, and
oven some of the traiuers, it comes natu
ral for them -to ueo expressions relative
to their occupation that would sound like
so much' Chinese to the raau who never
or only tcrni-occasionally visits a track.
They, however,, often know no better,
many of them having becu raised from
infancy right iu the stable.
To a novice, however, it all sounds very
funny. Take the average run of men and
pump a story into their cars which is
replete with tales about "dead 'uns,"
"lobsters," "handicappers," "dopcrs,"
"tips," "swellerH," etc., and they would
no more understand what you were driv
ing at than if you were a Choctaw Indian.
An unsophisticated young man recently
had a day's holiday and decided to spend
it watching the ponies run at one of the
ncross-thc-river tracks. He accordingly
donned his best bib and tucker, and, putting
a few dollars in his pocket, boarded the
special, with visions of returning loaded
down with Uncle Sam's currency. lie had
never been to the races in his life, but did
not doubt for a moment that he could easily
win a neat little sum.
After the train was well under way a
young man came through, calling out,
"Here you are; Jockey Joe's tips, only ten
cents. Who wants all the winners?" As
he had set out with the intention of win
ning all he could, he immediately invested
In the "tips," and proceeded to scan them
carefully over. He had Just about fm
ished when the door of the car again opened
and another young man came through and
announced that he would furnish "all the
winners," which were carefully selected
by "Jack, the only tipster." The unso
phlsticated young man, meaning to keep
up with tho game, produced another dime
and exchanged it for a copy of "Jack's"
When he came to look them over he
fotiud that in not one of the races had the
tipsters selected the same horses. This
was something of a stunner, but lie soon
rallied, and by the time the train pulled
up at the track he had fully recovered
his confidence In his ability to win a for
tune, or, as tho race track men would
say, "run a shoestring Into a fortune."
H3 purchased his ticket and soon found
hlmsolf in tho betting ring. Not knowing
just whattodo he stoodaround and watched
the crowd. In a moment he was accosted
by a well-dressed, good-looking chap who
asked him what he "was on." This ques
tion startled him somewhat and he hastily
looked down to see just what he was on.
He saw nothing but the boards in theringand
so informed the polite young man.
"ONTO A riFE."
Tho stranger smiled and explained that
ho did not refer to what he was standing
on but to what horse he had played. He
told his questioner that ho had not played
anything and then to his amazement the
good-looking chap with a Bly wink took him
by the arm and taking him to one side
whispered to him that hecould"putblmonto
a pips."
Somewhat alarmed at this suggestion he
hastily declined tho offer and explained
that he had never in his life been on a pipe
and had no ambitious in that line. This
innocence only served to increase the amuse
ment of his new found friend", who broke
into a loud laugh and told him that a pipe
on tho race track oieant a horse that could
not possibly lose, or, in other words, one
that had a "cinch."
This mystery cleared up the young man
expressed himself as more than willing to
place a bet on the "'pipe." He therefore
handed some money to the good-looking
chap to place on the horse that he said
could not lose. It may be just as well
to explain right here that the good-looking
chap was what is termed in race track par
lance a "tout." This species of the race
track hanger-on is a very common one as
every course in the country is overrun with
them. t
consicntious, smart, good natured, nearly
always well dressed, generous, happy-go-lucky
fellows. If business is good they will
have half a dozeu different people betting
on as many horses so as to increase their
chances of winning. If itisslack, however,
they will do their best to select a winner
and then get some one to bet as much on it
as they can.
They either insist upon betting themoney
themselves, claiming that they can get a
better price against tho horse selected
than the bookmakers have on their slates,
or in case the victim Insists upon betting
the money for himself they watch where
ho bets it aud in case the horse should win
willborightonhandandexpectEome reward
for giviug ttio "tip."
If it should happen to lose they will bo
conspicuous by their aLsence or they will
have a Jong story about how they could not
have lost if the horse had gotten away better
Send in Your Subscriptions to the Combination Rate 3,000
or In case he did get away in front ty
will say tho jockej "pulled lilni." By (ho
latter ptirase they mean that he held the
reins so tightly during he running of the
race that the liorse could uot run as fast
as he might if hfs head was free and the boy
was helping him.
Instead of using the word "pull" they
will often say "yanked" or "jerked" or
claim that the boy "put the brakes on him,"
all of which mean the same thing.
To get back to our story, however, this
good-looking chap was a tout of the first
water. He was A No. 1 at the business,
and the man he couldn't "get down" had
to be an old hand at the business "Get
down" by the way, means toputabet down,
to induce a person to place a wager on a
After placing the bet for the young man
Mr. Tout returned to him and showing him
the ticket, took him up in the grand stand
aud found a seat. Mr. Unsophisticated
meekly followed and patiently waited for
the race to start. To use the tout's ex
pression, he was a "sucker" of the rankest
kind. A sucker is a sucker the world over,
and will need very little defining. There
are suckers of all kinds, and the race-track
sucker is not the worstspecles by any means.
There as well as everywhere else it is ap
plied to a person who will let others im
pose upon him in every way, ono who thinks
he knows it all, bJ t who is easily cheated.
Well, to cut a long story short, the tout's
" good thing" did notconic off and the green
youth lost his money, The horse finished
somewhere in tho "ruck," or, more prop
erly speaking, in the bunch, and the "lead
pipe" cinch was not as good as ilmight have
The hnndicappcrsiuid dopersare interest
ing subjects on the race tracks. They are
practically the same thing, the two terms
often bjing used for the same person. The
terms are applied to the followers of the
races who use the "dope" to follow up the
past performances of the horses which are
entered in a race, and by tracing them back
for some half-dozen or more races they
finally select the horse that has shown the
bust performances when the time, distances,
weight, jockey and every little thing that
might influence its speed have been taken
into consideration, and then play that
By "dope" is mcant-the table of the races
which is published every day in the morn
ing papers showing how the horses ran
in tile races the day previous. This system
lias ouly been In general use for the past
few years but is generally conceded the
ouly way to keep an autheutic record orthe
events as they are run.
And now we come to the terms "dead
'uns" and "ioiisters." They cau bo ex
plained in a very few words. Theyareused
when one wants to speak of a horse that
was apparently not trying to win a race.
When the boy is riding "on the level" or
in other words is trying to wia, and thehorso
does not run up to his usual form then ho
is quoted as being "dead under the boy."
The owners have started him iu the race
without proper training and not in fit con
dition to run, or possibly they have givea
him a couple of buckets of water just
before the race. If they do noc think this
effective enough they sometimes put lead
pads on the horse's feet. This l.e.'ps him
from wiunlng just as well as the moio In
jurious system or filling him up on water.
In conuectiou with the word "dope"
there is another manner iu which It is
used entirely different from the first
explanation. When a horse has not suf
ficient speed to win a race with the help
of the usual whip and spur he Is sometimes
"doped." That is to say that some drug
such as cocaine is administered to him,
.cither by means of an injection or through
the stomach, that makes him wild for the
time being, and he runs much faster than
he would under ordinary circumstances.
When this is done a horse is "doped."
A common expression which is often
used on the track is when a horse is
spoken of as winning "hands down." Trans
lated into English it means that he wins
easily, with the Jockey sitting still and
not making any effort to drive him or
hurry him up.
A piece of slang used in the ring is the
word "marker." This Is not often heard,
however, as It is seldom that a man is
lucky enough to be able to bet a "marker."
The bookmakers use this term for an
I. O. U. Often above their boxes will be a
sign which reads, "no markers taken."
By this they mean to say that they will
not take an I. O. U. or a promise to
pay in lieu of the ready cash.
Enough Colored Miners Imported to
Mnko Them a Power.
Princton, 111., Aug. 10. The ten colored
policemen sworn in yesterday have been
ou duty all day in tho vicinity of No. 3 shaft
and there has been no disturbance.
It would appear from tho events of yes
terday and to-day that tho company has
formed a plan to prevent further attempts
to drive the colored people out of the city
by importing colored miners in such num
bers that they will be a protection in
themselves. Yesterday, in addition to the
regular employes who returned to the mines,
fifteen colored men went to work who had
never Iwen employed there before and to
day tho number of new men was about the
Many of thono w men came from Joliet and
Braidwood and it is said others will come
from Missouri.
Disorderly House Raided.
Policemen McDonald aud Harrovcr about
11 o'clock last night raided tho house of
Richard Watson, at 'o. 1625 V street
northwest, and brought to No. 8 station,
besides Watson, Lizzie Johnson, colored,
the only female inmate, who was charged
with vagrancy, and four men. Tho men
wero held as witnesses. Watson was
charged with conducting a disorderly
Dealer .Nearly Caused a Death.
Mrs. James L. Welty, of No. 908 II street
northeast, had a narrow escapo from death
by a gasoline stove explosion last night.
She poured coal oil by mistako into the
reservoir half filled with gasoline. When
she lighted tho stove there was an ex
plosion. The mistake was mado by a
hardware dealer in selling kerosene for
"Find the Latest in The Evening
Delivered io any jart of the city.
Columns for SO Gents.
- -
More Practice of Militia Men Eager
to Regain the Hilton Trophy.
by Twenty-eight MarkHiiien.
Twenty to bo Selected.
The District militiamen have already a
pretty fair idea of the men who will con
stitute the team to represent them in
the big bhoot at Sea Girt City iu Septem
ber. There Is a general idea also that
the District team will win back the Hilton
trophy, which was lost by merely a few
points last year, they having won it twice
during the previous contests.
The target shooting to determine the
team was continued yesterday at Ordway
range. Twenty-eight out of the thirty
.selected for the first elimination were
present participating Pollard and
Wetherald were absent.
Inspector General Harries said last night
that he would not be able to announce the
names of the twenty until Monday. He
had left the records for the day down at
the range, but said that even if he had them
he would not be able to designate those who
are to be dropped to reduce the number to
twenty. The high figures are not the
only points to be considered in the make-up
of the team , so that there may be some sur
prises for those who have been keeping
up with the scores of the men as published
from day to duy in The Times.
The following is the record made yes
terday at the three ranges, 200, COO, and
GOO yards, each man having had seven
shots at each target, or a total of twenty
one shots, the posflblo total being 105:
Lieut, llutterly, 1(3; Lieut. Laird, 92;
Scrgt. Taylor, Hi; Private James Stew
art, 88; Capt. Moyer, 68; Capt. Carleton,
S8; Capt. Appleby, SO; Sergt. Dickey, 83;
Capt. Bell, S3; Private Scott, 83; Privato
Leizear, 82; Private Cook, 82; Lieut.
Young, 81; Sergt. McCIain, 81; Lieut. Holt,
80; Bergt. Byrne, 79; Lieut. Gibson, 79;
Privato Cookson, 78; Lieut. Shaw, 78; Col.
Clay, 77; Private Taylor, 77; Sergt. Hadgor,
70; Lieut. Kirk, 73; Sergt. Russell, 72;
Lieut. Ronnie, 08; Private IIasoii, 07;
Corp. Snecden, GO; Lieut. Cardozo, 56.
Notwithstanding Uic intense heat, the
boys were obliged lo shoot with their
blouses on. They had expected to' do the
shooting as much as possible In disha
bille, or, at least, in sweaters, but the
rule was obeyed, although it was about
90 la the shade.
The twenty men who will be selected
will practice twice a week during the
present month. Only twelve will consti
tute the team, but there will be fotir alter
nates, and the- remaining four will have
the privilege of practicing for a month
with the designated team.
naving a Glorious Tlmo and Looking
Etisjerly for TheTinics Every Day.
(Special 'to the Times.)
Camp St. Paul, PIney Point, Md., Aug.
10. To-day isotir fifth day Incamp.and we
are having such a jolly time that it seems
hardly a day fjince we left homo. After
going through our dally exercises, reli
gious and mil'ary, we spend the rest of
the day boating, flshirvr and- crabbing.
These sports are a novelty to many of the
boys, some of whom never experienced a
salt-water bath, all their former bathing
being done at home; and as for crabbing,
when one little fellow saw the way crabs
are caught he was very much surprised,
and waited to know why they did not bitcat
tho hook like other fish.
Father Mackin appears to be as youthful
as any of his proteges, and few In tho party
are showing thctgood effects of an outing
on a salt-water beach so plainly as ho dos.
Col. Hall, our camp governor, superin
tends everything around camp, his hardest
task being In the morning arousing the lads
from slumber, some of whom arc rather
slow to turn out.
Andrew Sheriden, Frank Federtine, and
Gerald Griffin, who came with us to re
main in camp for a few days, are still here.
We will not soon forget our treatment
at Leonardtown and the early morning
mass which our kind pastor, Father Mackin,
celebrated. We marched to the church in
a body, headed by our pastor, the stars and
stripes floating before us. After mass we
took breakfast and paraded for the short
time of our stay in Leonardtown,
Mrs. Waugh, of Waugh's cottage, is very
kind to us, and when we pitch in to dine
she attends to us as if we were her own
boys. Every boy of the corps Is a hearty
eater, especially when it comes to eating
Major Forgerty is here and u'rills the
boys every day, and so far we have been
blessed with good weather. A number of
our friends came down during the week,
and a great many more are expected for
Sunday. We hope to go over to old St.
Inigo's, which is only about four miles
from here, before leaving for home. St.
Inigo's is one of the oldest Catholic churches
in the United States, and has quito a his
tory. Our friends at home are kind to us and
send us The Times every day, which is a
welcome visitor here, because we are ac
customed to reading it at home. The boys
are very thankful to The Timesforpublishing
their letter last Friday. Will write again
in a few days. OLD GLORY
Seventy five YearsMarrled.
Kennebunkport, Maine, Aug. 10. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Mauuel, aged 102 and 97,
respectively, celebrated their seventy-fifth
wedding anuiversary at Capo Porpoise today.
4th ffife Year.
S07 J0 .12th
st. m&sk i. w.
DDllATC Diseases, Bladder, Kidneys,
rlli V A I L Scalding, Burning, Smarting,
Too Frequent or'Diticult Urination, Dis
charges, Irritation, Stricture, Varicocele,
Day or Night Losses, Gonorrhea, Gleot,
&c, permanently cured. No cutting, no
'Blood and Skin Diseases, Syphilis, Blood
Poison, affecting the Body, Throat, Skin,
and Bones.
Sores in the mouth, tore throat, eruptions
over the body, sores on tho scalp, hair rails
out, ulcers, tumors, red spots, on tho skin,
warty growth. &c, worst cases rollcited.
Not one failure iu five years from 900 cases
Weak, nervous, exhausted feelings; a
lack of animation or energy, often with
confused head, depressed mind, weak
memory, or with debilitating, involuntary
discharges, lost or declining sexual power
the consequences of excesses, indiscretion,
or mental overwork.
You feel more tired in the morning than on
going to bed; unable to concentrato your
mind; poor memory; unfit for business
or society, feel shy, desire to be alone, lack
confidence in yourself, irritable , despondent,
demoralized, feel generally used up, and
that life's Joy is ended.
Dr. Carleton's uuparalteled success in
effecting cures is duo to his superior
methods, expert skill, and the deep interest
which he takes iu every case intrusted to
his caro. Consultation free. Hours: 9 to
6; 7 to 8. Sundays, 10 till 2.
DR. CARLETON, 507 12th St. N.W.
Eckinglon Company Spots Those
Seen Talking to Unionists.
Flues and Suspensions for Alleged In
fractions of tbo Rules An Iron
clad Agreement to Bind the Em
ployes They Have to Guide Them
selves by KH) Rules.
It is reported by the street railway men
that an officer of the Eckington and Sol
diers Home road recently announced pub
licly that If the fifty men who not long ago
talked of joining the union had carried out
their purpose, tim cars would have been
left In the stables in preference to having
them run by members of the organization.
The report is also current that the men on
several Uues are all carefully watched,
and if either is seen talking to a man who
Is even under suspicion of being a unionist,
he is tflther admonished or for some reason
suspended, generally the latter.
The company ha3 a schedule of 130
rules, It is alleged, besides the "extras,"
and every man who engages as a driver
or conductor must sign a paper which in
effect declares that he has read the rules
an1 understands them.
In addition to this, the company pro
duces an iron clad agreement which par
ticularly provides for the safety of the cor
poration, to which each conductor or driver
must attach his signature before his name
is entered upon the rolls.
The deposit of $25, the purchase of a
uniform, liability for damage to property
or the loss of a badge , and the numerous rules
and regulations with which each man is
hedged about by this agreement, it is as
serted, makes the situation anything but a
pleasant one, at best; but when the acts of
petty tyranuy are added, of which numer
ous instances have been furniPhed The
Times, only tho greatest necessity will
drive a man to accept it.
The wages paid aro at the rate of $1.G0
for thirteen hours, but if a crew is obliged
to make au extra trip, each is allowed the
sum of 10 cents. Should a driver or con
ductor lose a trip, the company considerately
cares for its own interests by docking him
15 cents.
The employes are allowed but six minutes
for meals. A driver named Herbert sought
oue day to add a miuute to the allowance
by making up the time oa tho way iu. It
was a cool day, he had no paivcigers, and
Herbert thought he would Feo.re time to
swallow oue bite moro than usual by
hurrying the horses, lor tho grievous of
fense of comiug in ono minute ahead of
schedule time , he was discharged.
As another Instance of this species of
discipline, it is said that a conductor was
given a week's suspension for eating his
lunch In the car before reaching the end
of his run. There were no passengers
aboard, and the conductor's hunger got
the belter of his Judgment.
Conductor Fordham was suspended for
a week for sjwaking-to the driver of the
car iu which he had taken passage to the
starting point to commence his thirteen
hours' work. He was in uniform, but not
on duty. When within half a block of tho
end of the run he addressed a remark to
the driver. Manager Schoepf happened
to be a witness of this heinous Infraction
of tho rules, and forthwith ordered that
Fordham be made an example of.
Fordham on another occasion failed to
exact two fares from a lady accompanied
by a child, and gave but ono transfer at
the Junction or Fifth and G streets. Con
ductor Burllngame, who is alleged to
bo way up in the confidence of the com
pany, decided that the child was old enough
to pay fare, and reported the circumstance
to the officer by telephone. Fordham
lost another week.
A man who is under suspension, it is
alleged, is required to report for duty
four times a day, at 5:10, 7 and ll:-10a.m.
and 0:17 p. m., although whilo tho terra of
suspension lasts there is no probability,
whatever, of his services being required.
This is imposed, the men say, as a means
of preventing themfromseeking employment
Conductor J. D. Green, who was recently
dismissed for making his union proclivites
known, returned to his mother'shome in this
city Friday night, and learned yesterday
morning from Tho Times of his dismissal.
Ho started out to learn the cause for his
summary removal, but got no satisfaction.
Ho and his union fellow-transgressor are
still on tho black list.
Opening of Kernan's Lyceum Theater.
After a thorough reuovation and a gen
eral cleaning up tho doors of Kernan's
theater will bo opened and the regular sea
son commenced on Saturday evening, Au
gust 17 th. when Washington's only home
of vaudeville will present a decidedly
inviting appearance. A glance at tho
list of Manager Kernan's bookings for tho
coming season assures tho appearance of
.all the highest-class vaudeville and bur
lesque organizations in existence. The
oppening attraction, Cyrene's high-class
vaudevilles, will bo oue of cpecial im
portanceand willincludea number ofnovelty
artists who will make, their initial bow
before a Washington audience. Among the
Dames appearing on the roster are Em
mons, Emerson and Emmons, in their
original witticisms, songs aud dances; Cun
uingham and Staley, the novel musical
comedians; La Dell and Alvercs, Cali
fornia's favorite eccentric artists; Millie
Tumour, the famous aerial artist, in her
original sensation, entitled Aerial Pos
ings; the Dainty Cyrene, the most accom
plished and graceful acrobatic dancer in
the world; Cyrcuo will introduce for the
first time in Washington, The Trilby Dance,
which is executed in bare feet, and which
lias recently reigned as the sensation of
New York roof-gardens and theaters. It is
the same danco that the Metropolitan au
thorities endeavored to suppress. The
performance will conclude with a series of
living pictures, which will be perfect re
productions of the originals and will form
a study in high-art. Although the opening
of the 'Lyceum will bo inaugurated Sat
urday evening, August 17th, the same or
ganization will remain during the week
on August 19th, with matinees Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Bitten ly a Dog.
Roy Foose, a 15-year-old newsboy, was
bitten in the thigh by a Newfoundland
dog last night on Pennsylvania avenue,
near Eleventh street. The wound was
cauterized at tho Emergency Hospital and
the boy sent to his homo, No. 21 Eighth
street northeast.
Kitchen Thieves at Takoma.
It was reported at the Eighth precinct
police station yesterday that the residence
of Mr. Cardy, on Magnolia street near
Chestnut, In Takoma Park, was broken
Into by unknown persons and a largo
quantity of eggs and flour taken from the
kitchen. Tho silverware and other valu
ables wero not touched by tho thieves.
"Find tho Latest In The Evening
Buy your shoes as you would buy
your clothes look for a good shoe
store as you would for a good tailor
or clothing-house when you find it
stick to it. Commence your search
to-morrow atStoll's. "810."
Don't forget
that our Rug Sales close this week we don't
want it to pass by without you getting some
of these good thiugs. They cost more than
our prices at wholesale, but we bought them
cheap and sell them the same way. After
this sale you will have to pay regular prices,
so why let the chance go by. A good selec
tion in all sizes.
4x7 Yamato Jap Rnj, -worth 31.00 for 3LS5.
3xG " " " " 2.50 1.20.
3x5 " " Ball Rng, " 6.25 " aw.
27x51 rersian Hug, 3.50 " 173.
Carpets, Drapery, and Furniture,
Cor. Penna. Ave. and 8th St.
(Continued from First Page.)
Balcli a telegram addressed to the Haver
hill bank, upon which the check was
drawn, and told him If the answer was
favorable he (Ealch) could have all the
money he wanted. He gave Balch 50
cents with which to Eend the message,
as both men said they were broke.
Going outside of Col. Totten's door the
men threw the telegram away, pocketed
the 50 ceDts, and disappeared. Later In
tho day a friend of the colonel's found the
telegram with his signature attached to
it lying in the gutter. He returned it to
Col. Totten, and thus he discovered the
young men were frauds.
Supervising Principal W. B. Patterson
was found at his home, No. 712 F street
northeast, last night by a Times reporter.
He gave au interesting account of how th
"con." men had tried to work him , and
said they succeeded iu getting only a small
amount "of his cash. Balch called on Mr.
Patterson's house twice. The first
time he was out. and the young man saw
his wife. He interrogated that lady, and
secured from her a number of points
about Mr. Patterson, which he used to
good effect when they met at the house on
the following day.
Balch represented that he was the son
of the late Contractor Balch , who was a
wealthy resident of Hanover, N. H. Mr.
Patterson knew the elder Balch when he,
Patterson, was a college boy at Dartmouth.
Balch talke dfirst about college matters,
said he had Just graduated , and was glad
to meet Mr. Patterson. He told how his
mother had sold the old homestead, "Blrds
nest farm," and added that Mr. Hiram
Hitchcock, proprietor of the Fifth Ave
nue notel , New York city, had be.en named
as his guardian by his father at the time
of bis death.
Mr. Patterson remembered that Hitch
cock had a summer placo at Hanover,
and it did not therefore seem strange
that he had been appointed guardian of
young Balcb. Mr. Patterson asked about
Miss Balch, the sister of the impostor.
She had been the reigning town belle
of Hanover, and all the college boys in
Mr. Patterson's time at Dartmouth knew
an amirecd her.
The fictitious young Balch said she
had married a wealthy man named St.
George, arid was living at "Haverhill.
Then the "con " man got down to busi
ness. He told Mr. Patterson that several
nights before he had been assaulted on G
street by several negroes, wboknocked
him into a cellar and then robbed him of
all the available money he had. He said
he had reported the matter to the First
precinct police station, and written to
his guardian, Mr. Hitchcock, for acother
allowance of cash. Ho was broke tem
porarily, and wanted to know If Mr.
Patterson would not let him have a sum
until his allowance arrived.
Mr. Patterson had S3 In his pocket,
and let the "con" man have that sum
on the strength of old Dartmouth. The
bogus Balch then secured from Mr. Pat
terson a list of the Dartmouth men In Wash
ington, and took his departure.
The following night, after midnight,
a suspicious-looking fellow, who answered
Balch's description, was seen prowling
about Mr. Patterson's premises, and the
suspicious of that gentleman became
aroused. In the morning he wrote to
Proprietor Hitchcock, of the Firth Avenue
Hotel, and the answer he received is now
In possession of Inspector Hollinbergcr at
police headquarters.
It states that the so-called Balch Is an
lmposter and that he is wanted in Massa
chusetts for forgery. Mr. Hitchcock ex
pressed his regrets that Mr. Patterson was
one of Balch's "many victims," and In
conclusion stated that if Mr. Patterson
would furnish him (Hitchcock) with Balch's
whereabouts he would send word to the
proper authorities in Massachusetts, who
wanted tho young man badly.
Among other tales the sharp young fellow
told Mr. Patterson that, as a freak, he
enlisted in the regular army at Boston,
served six months, and was released through
the influence of Hon. Levi P. Morton, his
"intimate friend."
"Find the Latest In The Evening
Little One Accidentally Poisoned.
Deputy Coroner Glazcbrook visited the
home of little three-year-old Mary Thomas
on Flint street, Brightwood, last night
and investigated the circumstances at
tending her death. He found that she
had taken two grains of chloride of pot
ash which had been left lying aroucd
the house. A certificate of death by ac
cidental poisoning, was given.
Douglass Has Been Hold.
Samuel Douglass, the young man who
victimized Mrs. Bussiue, wife of a Ford's
Theater victim, and others, has been held
and will be taken to tho police court to
morrow as a tuspicious churacter. In the
meantime serious charges will be worked
up against him by Detectives Rhodes and
How the Week Passed at the Famous
Old Resort. '
(Special to The Times. )
Berkeley Spring3,W.Ta.,Aug. 10. What
ever the weather may be elsewhere, at
Berkeley it is always propitious to any eventj
that may bo upon the carpet, aad thus tha
tide of gaiety flow3 on in oae eonunuaj
stream uninterrupted by any outside in
finance of temperature.
Among the chief events of the past weeH
was a reception given on Saturday afer
noon at his cottage, "Mountain Rest," la
honor of tho Right Rev. Bishop Peterkin,
of West Virginia. On Sunday Bishrp
Peterkin held services and administered
tho rite of confirmation at St. Mark's Ep.3
copal Church, while Dr. Sunderland, of Wash
ington, preached to an equally large congre
gation in the Presbyterian Church.
On Monday afternoon a beautiful Iawrj
party was given by Mrs. Samuel E. Georga
in honor of her little niece and nephew,
Lora and EHicott George, of Baltinure.
The children presented a chanting appear
ance as they assembled in their dainty whitei
dresses or best suits of duck or linen and
played games, ran races or held skipping
matches for the number of pretty prize
offered upon the smooth gras3.
Among, those present were: Louisa Pel
ham, S.T.Suir, John Chad wick, and Douglas
Wise, Washington; Mary Washington Rob
inson, Margaret, Emilie and Joseph u;ePack
ard, Arnnah, Samuel and John Brady,
Annie and Frances Ransom, Baltimore; AI
fred Miles, Norfolk; Rose, Marie and Li uo
O'Reilley, Pittsburg; Dorothy Campbell,
Sophie Soltonstall, Berkeley, and many
others. At the close of the entertainmens
each child received a pretty book or toy as
souvenir of the occasion.
On Tuesday evening a concert was given
in the ball room of the Berkeley Springs
Hotel for the benefit of St. Mark's Guild.
Mis3Kinnie Smith, of Parkers burg, who was
styled by the Women's Press Association c
Boston "The Mocking Bird of West "Vir
ginia," gave a wonderful exhibition of ter
whistling po era, and several songs were
beautifully rendered by Miss Nellye Robin
son, of Baltimore, accompanied by Mrs.
Ray, of Washington.
On Wednesday morning Miss Platr, o
Washington, gave a seven-handed euchra
party at which tho chief prizes were won
by Miss Henrietta Stewart, of Eal'inure,
and Miss Nellie Hunter, of Berkeley. Others
present were; Miss Mary Stewart, Miss
Jackson, Miss Agnes Robinson, Baltinure;
Miss Young, New York; Miss Wi, Msa
Sample, Washington; Miss Edith Pe'idl.un,
the Misses Hunter, Miss Campbell. Berkeley.
The Misses Henderson, of Alexawlna.Va.,
who have been visiting at Miss Cain's cot
tags, Berkeley, left for their home on Thurs
day. Among the recent arrivals at the Berkeley
Springs Hotel are the folio wing from Wash
ington: Prof, and Mrs. Gaiscfct, F. D.
McKenney, Mrs. E. L. Roby, A. R. Mul
lowney, Howard Boyd, C. M. Ray and
Snowdon Ashford.
Hcul Estate Transfers.
Deeds In fee have been recorded as
follows: George H. Arvin to Samuel B.
Beyer, part of lot 12, square 433, $2,500.
Albert A. Brooke to Stephen T. Fox. K0
35, Shepherd's subdivision, square 62.
S1.000. Fannie T. Cowee to William Ic
Lanning, lot 11, Teter's Mill Seat. $1,C'0,
Charles II. Davidson to Louis Dorr, pari
of lot 3, block 21, Effingham place, $2,000.
Samuel A. Drury to Diller F. Groff. bl ck
3, Brightwood Fark, $31,957.15. Jaci-b
Grinnell to Charles B. Purvis, part of lot
15, block 17, Effingham place. 10. David
B. Gottwals to Willie R. Hansford, lot 137,
Weber's subdivision, square 860, $2,30.
Thomas J. King to Franklin L. Cornwall,
part of lot 4S, King's subdivision, squaro
3S0, $1,250. George W. Lewis to Henry
G. Lewis. lots S9 to 91, Lewis sub blik 2,
Trinidad, $10. Thomas Pottee to Mary A.
Perry, lot 57, Pottee's subtlivisnw, square
911, $4,000. Joseph J. Waters to Eleanor
A. H. Magruder. lot 5, Worth's subdivision
of Friendship, county, $330. Belle B ml
to John T. Fitzhugh and others, lots 29
and 30, Clark's subdivision, $2,320. Wil
liam L. Lanning to Ferd Schmidt and
Albert M. Canel, lot 11, Peter's Mill Seat,
Seventh Street Loafers Arrested.
Tho officers of the Second precinct aro
determined to break up all the loafing:
around the Seventh street saloons on
Saturday night. Last evening ovor a
dozen habitual loafers, men and women,
wero landed In No. 2 station, charged
with obstructing the sidewalk. Serg. Dun
nigan, Officers Gibson, Auldridge and
Hoagland mado a raid on. the crowd that
hangs around Ruppert's saloon on O street,
near Seventh, aad sent in four men and two
women in one load. They will all faco
Judge Scott in police court to-morrow morn
May Die from a Fractured Skull.
Nellie Armstcad, colored, nineteen years
of age, who lives in Wilson street north
west, was carried to Freedman's Hospital
at midnight with a terrible gash on her
head. It was the result of a bnck thrown
by "Tout" Dudley. The girl's, sfcull is
badly fractured and she may die.
"Find tho Latest in Tlio Evening

xml | txt