THE MORNING- TIMES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTBMBR 4, 1895.
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LAHGKST DAILY CIRCULATION-
Tlie Time-. Lend It Cemtempei-
Last Saturday the biar annowieed that
ts aggregate weekly circulathui of 379,31)2
was larger than Hie combined circulation
of nil the mimr Washington dailies During
the sae week The Times publislied and
oid to Iwhh Tide purchas-crs 20 l.OSo newj,
pajmrh, or 4.fl0 more coiuos than were
EoM by the Star Following is a sworn
statement -of Tlie Time-,' c-jrculriUon Jor
lbt week, and If any person doubts, its
ge-iiuiiK-Meo our circulation books are open
to imsiHs tion
District of CoitimbiH. .;-
On (Ik? Until dav ol Septemlicr. in tlie
r -a- o'4rL .rdoue ihousaHdeigatlMJiidred
and niHCj-fiv b'iore me. Eruest G.
"3 Itonipsmi, a notary pub i in mid for hk1
JiMnei. personally appeared C. T. Rich-ntd-on
and made oaUi m due fonu of law
CIRCULATION OF THE WASHINGTON
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Total Ka aplos eiisHiUled.. M X'.Vi
I ejnly f-wear tlt te aliove i a
correct rtu-nHiit of llw daily circMiMioit
of The AV-sm;toii Tiiim r Uk we4c
eiidiue Seitait)er 1 . lhfcS, ami tbat all
it oojHfs w-re actually oM ti iwailert
for a Rk.aW ti ndiau.n .ukI iMivitmi
to bona Ode tairdiaMTt : al. Oat xnne
ol ifcefli vtix returned or remain m iba
oliioe U4tdeliver4?d .
C T ItlCILAHTWON.
ajanaer of Ciiculauoa
ButKcrfijed ainl h-orii to liefore me. on
tlela5- aiMl v-arlir-l :iereinalove nrwieii
Tme ruUgton inclines lib believers to a
edarnaMe ; of all people, ami a!
prompts a cleswe u keep litem from harm.
On he contrary, fanaticism attennrts to
override every belief mt in aetrd with
1: , own iwealMir Mens aad prefers violent
o;jUti-li U oUter sentiments rattier than
Uiey boahl be given voice or freedom. It
w as fanaticism of a lHtrrible, repuUtve na
ture ttiat ittdaeed a Holme&s camp meeting
at Indian jsiMlngs.Georgia, to pray that
God should prevent a KmghUj of Pythias
txcorsiott front lading its annual incmc
end dance at the same place, and because
the ewnrsiou train was wrecked and three
lpopte kilted it niMst have been something
worae loan fanaticism that impelled the
nitmsters f-tle meeting to alnide to the
accident as a Diviite interference.
Tne oilier day m New York, the Rev.
Titttuas Dixon in a sermon clanned that
ProsBMauUrilM vm a failure, and m tenied
to irve hte dmiu by Mating that statis-t-
i4wed Uiat eiRliiy ier cent of mem
b r f cMrOH -ere women aHd Uiatthere
were twemj-Tlve per cent 10s churcli
ni-iJen? now in proortkn to tlie popula
tion than there were tea years ago. If
this lt irne. it is Uie teachers of Protestant
ism who are to blame. The religion itelf
remains and always will remain unchanged.
Low. iHt pasf-jc.n. Is its fundamental
prK4ile. It wishes no harm even to the
humblest of God's creatures, and when
nimifsters and rejresentatives of religious
orgatiizauoiis attempt to convert that gen
Ueeiuotnia into an instrument of vengeance.
ngnt-nditJeyl people turn away fmm tiieu.
In tKHYor and disgusL
To meet with favor in tills enlightened
age religion must not only touch the heart
with le gent tones of love, but it must
atoo reach Uie reason and llicre find a
lodging place. Unreasoning fanaticism can
iiB longer be imiiobcd upon the imbue
lor a religious belief, and if there has beec
a (kutHie in Protestantism it is due more
to the ungMled efforts of fanatical teachers
than a desire of Uie public to renounce
TUAJCSFEItTIIE FISH COMMISSION
Tbe Times has on several occasions iwb
listowi gSr realms why the Fish Coni
mfctaou should be transferred to Uic Agri
oataMral Department, and now Uiat its
Jtiustrious chief. Col. McDoiudd, has for
ever ceased to look after its affairs the
change coaM be made without in any way
distHrbmitsolTicial relations. Comparcdto
olh-r branches of thegovernment service tlie
co:mni&4oM is an insignificant affair hi Uic
eys of Cngre. To secure needed ap
propriations it has been necessary to bribe
certain Senators and Representatives by
establisiting hatchcrips and stations in
their respective localities, and in this and
oilier ways -puMic funds have been mis
used and practically squandered.
In charge of Uie Agricultural Department
the commission would be provided for in
Uie same manner Uic Signal Service and
other branches are taken care of. There
would also be more discipline and less
jealeas dissension rumnig certain of its
fficiais. awl Uie object for which the oom
mferfon was created would be more care
fully and economically put in force.
In order to serve Uie public faithfully and
well Uiere must be more practical good
acoomiuuHiad by Uie commission. Raising
gold fish, rainbow trout and other fish
frills is doubtless a fascinating amusement,
but Uioy cannot be U6ed to replenish our
lakes and rivers, nor will they rurnish food
to Uic masses. The cheapness, availability
find general favor in which fish food 1b
Iii any case of irregular delivery of The Times
please send Postal Card to this office.
looked upon by everybody, makes Uic work
of tlie commission necessary to keep up tho
supply. It bhould therefore be one of the
best managed brandies of the bervice, and
under the Mipervision eif Secretary Morton
would unquestionably become an nibtni
nieiii to prepare the way for cheap food for
AS TO OXTH CAltTOOX.
The bl' swine grunted and poked its
nose into the ribs or tlie leaser porkujiine
-when Standanl Oil Koel.efeller addressetl
a letter to the Ounmishlouers denying the
el'arse that Ids company was in any wny
ni)ousible Tor tlie'hish price of sas. Jle
positively contradicts the beveral state
ments mado by Supt. Leech on behalf of
the ssis monopoly, and bajs the facts are
given without prejudice or favor to Uie
J subject of cheaper j;as under consideration
by the Commissioners.
While Mr. Kockefeller'b denial is in
terestins as connected with the methods
or the pis company It Jb entirely unnecessary
no rar as the public Js coiicerintl. No one
seriously entertained the charges blade
in Supt. Leech's argument before the
Commissioners. The cost or crude oil is
too well known to give his statement a
moment's credit as being reliable, and
unless the gas monopoly can rind other
and better reasons for charging t?l "3
per thousand foj its product the public
will continue to demand theaper gas.
Unless the gas monopoly is willing to
make a reasonable concession mid biippiy
consumers with a good dollar gas suf
ficient influence will be brought on
Congress to ishuo another franchi.se to
a company that will be more liberal
People -who try to override public opin
ion invariably have their rail, and the
Washington Gas Light Company will be no
exception to this rule.
THE EVIL OF HAD HOOKS.
"With alarming frequency there is a re
currence of diEClosurcB relating to the
jiTincious influence of bad literature upon
th) young of both rexes. "Within the Inst
few days Uie Washington police have ob
tained conducive evidence of the existence
of a band of jouthful thieves whose minds
were inflamed by the Tcadmg of the
chap literatuie, detecUve stories mid such
lik with which the countrj Is flooded.
Th" idea of censorship, literary or other
wise, is intensely repugnant to the American
mind, yet inn eaeolikethis.irdiscrimlnating
3y exercised, tlie weeding process would be
an inestimable blessing. In the absence of
the official censor, however, that duty
devolves n jon the parents, whoareto blame.
In nino cases out or ten, for that the bent
of their children is toward flashy literature
There aref ew, very few, American jiarcntG
who are not qualified to exercise a proper
surveillance oven the reading of their chil
drn. What tliey lack in literary knowl
edge is made up by natural intelligence
and good judgment. It is their duty,
therefore, as far as possible, to see to Jt
that no books having a vicious tendency
fall into th"ir children's hands.
It i true that parents cannot always know
what books their boys may read when
away from home, but by precept and ex
ample they can do much to make liueliy
book6 or periodicals lose attraction for their
children. Home uifluence is far-reaching,
and in no direction can it Ik; more benefi
cially exereiEed than mthntabovelndicnted.
Parents can save themselves much sorrow
and their children a great deal of trouble
by heeding this advice.
LESSON OF THE EA ItTHQLTAKE.
Tlie seismic disturbance which agitated
fpur or fie f the Eastern States early
Sunday morning lasted ten seconds. When
it is remembered that the 'severe shoeka
which laid Charleston in ruins nine years
ago were only of abiut thirty seconds' du
ration, i twill b'seen what a nairowosrape
I'hiladelp'iiaandothercities had froma most
From time to time there have been
seismic vibrations in all the Atlantic coast
States. They have extended from Maine
to Texas. Only a year or two ago shocks
were felt in tlie northwestern part of Pennr
sylvania. Or these disturbances none has
fortunately attained the severity of the
great Charleston earthquake, but each of
them is a reminder of possibilities, that of
Sunday morning b?mg themostsignificaut,
except the one of IbSG.
It is pretty well established that there are
no volcanic strata along the Atlantic coast
of the United State's, and scientists are
nearly agreed that these disturbances are
due to the adjustment of strata of rock or
enn h. This being conceded, the importance
of the phenomena to builders and architects
becomes apparent- Had the vibrations m
Philadelphia lasted ten seconds longer her
tallest b.tildings would have toppled and in
calculable loss of lileand property been the
NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE.
It is frequently urged by friends of
President Cleveland that he will be nom
inated and reelected a third time on the
record the Democratic party will make
on the tanfr law. The truth is President
Cleveland refused to lgn the tanfr law
because it too clearly showed the handi
work or Senator Gorman, and in a pub
lic message he denounced it as a meas
ure fraught with ''perfidy and dishonor."
And as the bill became a law without
his consent or signature, it is impossible
to in any way credit him with the good
it may accomplish.
Putting aside the prejudice or American j
voters against third term Presielential
candidates Mr. Cleveland could never be re
elected were he to receive the nomination
Bis public utterances and his administra
tion or public affairs are too much af vari
ance to enlist for him the support of the
masses. Bis celebrated philippic against
trusts and his other turgid platitudes on
tlie duUes of public-officials are too fresh
in Uie memories of the common people to
secure him their votes.
Among corporations and with most of
the army of ofricwls he has placed in
orricc President Cleveland would be a
popular candidate. But with working
people, who remember Chicago, and among
the classes opposed to the issue of gov
ernment bonds, bis candidacy would meet
with little favor. If the Democratic party
desires to reap Uie benefit o an opportu
nity to make a campaign on the good re
sults of tbe tariff law, it must abandon
j the idea of nominating President Cleve
land for a third term.
The Patent Medicine Trust and tbe Whole
sale Druggists' Trust are both in eJsioii
at Denver, with a view of combining fer
the purpose of regulating tie rale or patent
medicines. Among other ininge the trusts
propose to demand from Congress a change
in the tariff law so as to make free aicobol
operative. No other manufacturers can
bo well afford to pay a tax on their products
as thcFe patent medicine makers, and in
stead of giving them free aicobol and
revenue tax on pnt cut medicines.
Unlike the insect apis, the Presidential
bee carries its filing in the latter end of
its career instead or the tail of its body.
Now that the Weather Bureau issues heat
registers to bhow how hot a person ought
to feel, some one could make a fortune
by accompanying them with a guarantee
of good temper.
Notwithstanding Mayor Strong's record
as a baseball umpire, he has never yet been
able to get a lino on Tammany's curves
Tho report that American tourists spent
$20,000,000 this year in London alone
should go a long wajs toward making
itho vulgar Americans bearable in the ejes
of our English cousins.
It is to bo hoped that the Defender will
sail in and beat the Valkyrie.
Whilo the Mammoth Cave would be too
small to hold the gall of Col. Willie Breck
inridge, a very tmall hall will probubly
Buffico for the dudlnes that assemble to
hear his campaign Breeches
Gov. OTerrall has kindly given us his
opinion both on Alexandria county law
lessness and the money question. We now
know that he did not mean wlut he said
about the lawlessness, and ure waiting
with patience to learn if he will again
change his mind on the money question.
It is paid that when the letter carriers
formed for the parade at Philadelphia
there was a large collection of males,
which were afterward distributed among
admiring lemale acquaintances.
MAJ. SYLVESTEIt 1UJ1UED.
Members of the Fo-t Stuff Were His
Tlio remains of Maj. Kichard II. Syl
vester, for many -ears associate editor
or the Post were placed yesterday alter
noon in a null at Rock Creek Cemetery
The services at the house. No. 122 Firth
street northwest, were erj impressive.
Rev. Dr. Chester, or the Ninth Street Pres
byterian Church, conducted the services
and made an nddn-ss in which he spoke
or th many excellent qualities of the de
ceased. The hymn "Abide with Me" was sung at
Uie request of Maj. Sylvester by the choir
or Dr. Sunderkind's Church.
The body was inclosed in a hermetically
sealed casket, whidi was encased with
cloth. On the top of the casket was a sli
ver plate bearing the inscription, "Richard
H.Sjleter. Horn April 17th, 1830. Died
Sept. 1st, 1895."
Tho pallbearers were Beriah "Wilkins,,
II. L. Merrick, II. L West, Chas. Slosson,
W. C. Hmton, C. rietchcr. Scott Bone, and
Chas. Allen, all from the Washington Post.
Floral decorations were bent from em
ployes of the Washington Po-t and many
- KICK FHOM THE CAVALHY.
Troop A Will Challenge Mn.j. Hurries'
Sen Girt Team for it Trial.
Tho selection by Major Hairies of the
District team to go to Sea Girt city has not
been fro rrom criticism from some of the
It was expected by a great many in Troop
A, that Carroll, Tajlor and Hanson, would
siand a gooel btio w for elelgnation, but they
were left out In the cold as was m fact the
whole troop, Major Barries taking one of
them along, but merely in the capacity of
One of Troop A said last night that three
men of their comma ndm.idehighornverages
than seven of those who were placeil by
Major Harries on the contest team.
As a result of all this Troop A proposes
to challenge Major Barries' team for a
proor of their skill mimediatelv on their
return from Sea Girt city, whether or not
they are victorious. They will fceleit this
challenging te'.im on Friday next. A lively
contest may be expected.
Iiijiiriil by n Hor-,e and Buiigy.
"Wliile crossing Pennsylvania avenue near
Third street southeast about G 15 o'clock
last evening Mrs. Ewuig, residing at
Thirel and D streets southeast, was
knocked down by a horse attached to a
buggy driven by P. W. Swain and badly
hurt about the head. She was able, how
ever, to "walk to her home.
MeGnrey Broke Ills Neck
Corrmer Bammelt decided y esterelay after
noon that an inquest was unnecessary in the
case of Mathew McGarvi'y, who was killed
Monday by falling from a girder over the K
street bridge, winch spans Rock Creek.
Death resulted from a broken neck. The
body was turned over to an undertaker.
DEADLY" DISEASE OF THE TIMES.
The Great lucres s,o in the Number of
Ciis.es, of Pares. Is.
In connection with the cock-sure rtnte
ment of Mr Howells, fnyb the Medical
Record that tbe present race was never
so healtby and strong as now, it is inter
esting to read the following paragraph
wnttcnbyDr.T S Clouston.fupenntcndent
of the Morningside Asylum, Scotland. He
"One terrible form of brain dteeaFe.witB
mental symptom?, is certainly increasing.
That malady may be described as.
a breakdown of the great center of mind
and motion in the brain; it always goes
on from bad to worse until it rendcis its
victims utterly helplcrs m mind and boely
and kills him a few years. No cure and
scarcely any mitigation of this Iatti-day
curse has yet been devised. It is a disease
of cities, of restless lives, of active binn.s
in their primes, sometimes of dissipation
and debauchery, of life at lngh pressure
During the past year tbe asylums of
Scotland received 1C0 new catef; those of
England, 1,400, and those ef Ireland, 52.
Tlie asylum etatistcis of this country show
an even greater number.
In a tiigle asylum or this State, fcr in
ample, that of Ogdenburg, tbere were
among G."U admissions 31 cases of general
paresis. Tins would irake tbe proportion
of general pnicsis over 4. percent.
Among seven State asylums, to which
1,9-12 patiet.ts were admitted in 1890,
there were GG cases of general paresis, or
a little over 3 per cent If 4 per cent, be
the general ratio lort'iisdiseasein thcStnlu
of New York, then tbe total number of
pareUcs among the 10,000 insane would
be about G40. As a matter of fact, the
number is gi cater, because the proportion
of this disease in larger in tbe New York
and King's county asylums llirn in tbo-e of
the State at large. But even if tiere were
but 4,000 cares of gereral paresis amoug
tbc 100,000 insane people of this country
it would be an extraordinary evidence of
the development of a discare which in t he
last century -nas? certainly not known even
if it did exist.
PLEASED THE FEDERATION
!Dr' Kerfs Arfnouncemout That Ho
Will Preach' About Debs.
l'nporliaimoris Suecopd in Tntlueliijc
Their Employers, to Keiurii to tlio
Piecework Scale of "Wuges.
The announcement made at themeeting of
tho Federation of Labor last evening at
Plastorers' Hall, corner Four-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue, that on
Sunduy next Rev. J)r. Alexander Kent, j
pastor of tho People's Churcli, would deliver
a lecture at Typographical Temple, at 11
a. in., on tho "Incarceration of Eugene V.
Dobs," the great labor leader, was en
The meeting was conducted by President
McHugh, there being present representa
tions from thirtj-three local labor organi
zations. Credentials were presented by five dele
gates from the Pioneer Laundry Union.
The credentials were accepted and the dele
Filters' Association were referred to the
Plumbers' Association. This course was
taken because there is some difference of
opinion between Uieso two organiartons
as to exactly what kind of work belongs to
these trades, and it is hoped in this way the
associations will settle their differences on
the outside without the intervention of tlie
The Tailors reported Uiat an amicable,
settlement will be el In led with the firm
of Israel & Grirrm
In ihc cuse or W II Yerkes, reported foi
violation of contract with the Cornice
"Workers' Union, the committee reported
that it was unable to adjust the matter
satisfactorily, and recommended that Mr
Yerkes be placed on the unrair list The
report was adopted
As no agreement could be reached In the
case or Mck-Autli, butcher, the inves
tigating committee recommended that the
action of District Assembly in placing
Mr Aulh on the unfair list be indorsed
The report was adopted
The representatives from the Mus.cia
Assembly reported that that body had
unnnimously indorsed the action or tho
Federation in placing the Ecking'.on and.
Soldiers' Home and Bell Lice nilvays on
the unrair list, and will impose i penalty
or $2 on the nicnibers for iny violation
of the oblgitition
The contract committee which called
upon Mr. Alhaugh with a view to l.ave
union labor employed in the construction
of his new theater were informed that
he had nothing -whatever to do with the
matter, and referred the committee to
the architect in 'charge. The matter was
referred back to the committee with in
structions to take lurthcr action. It ib
reported that there is a non union gau
fitter at work on the buildiug.
The report thai men fiom the Cransfonl
Paving Company were employed in the
cement work at the power house was re
ferred to the contract committee for in
The members or the Faperhaugers" Pro
tective Association assembled in the labor
committee rooms in The Times building
last night to transact the routine buMue.vj
and to take action la regard to tin new
price list prepared by the association and
accepted yesterday morningbv theUor s.
UeretoTor.." the men have ben working
by the week for stipulated salaries, thus
putting good and poor workmen on thesame
footing. Recently, however, the aasuci
ationcameto theconcluMn i thntthismethod
was unfair to a large number or mechanics
who were able to accomplish a great deal
more than some of their less expert fellow
workers, and it was decided to arrange a
price list Tor piece work, to be sumbitted to
the stores. The price list was accordingly
prepared and accepted by the stores yes
terday morning without any hesitation.
President W. J. Johnson and Achng Sec
retary H. J. Wells were present at lie meet
ing Inst night and addressed Uu assem
blage. A vote of thanks was iondnl The
Times for the use of its hall.
President Johnson stated -hit the price
list for piecework was accepted wit hour any
conflict wnh the stores, and at no time
has a stiikc been consuler-el. lie new
schedule will have the effect f making all
the paperhangers work by ..no .uece in the
future, thus-enabling the superur -workmen
to stand on their merits and receive
adeepiate compensation lor niur labor.
The manly appearance and the general
bearing or the Uifcus-anJs of panniers on
Labor Day is haing a good efrect here,
and the result will be several new labor
organizations-. The latest m this line was
the proposition made last night to organize
the dairy lunchroom clerks into an assembly
of Knights of Labor or protective union.
Steps may be taken in thismatteratonce.
PAltOCHIAL SCHOOLS OrE.V.
Award of Scholarships Announced at
Go ii7ii gu College.
All of the Catholic parochial schools
in Washington resumed their exercises
to-tlny There is but one free parochial
school hero, and that is the Immaculate
Conception school, taught by the Brothers
or Mary This was endowed by the will of
the late pastor. Father McCarthy.
Rev. Cornelius Gillespie, president of
Gonzaga College, made the opening address
to the assembled students, and then an
nounced thcenames or the successful com
petitors in the examinations for scholar
ships held last week.
They are Peter Paul Meagher, No. G03
No i th Carolina avenue; John J. Fuller, No.
50 B street noihwest. Me-Benry Gallaher,
No 6300 G street southwest.
St- Matthew's Clmrcli Choir.
The choir of' St. Matthew's Church, so
renowned for their singing, are in their
places again, saftcr their two mouths'
rest. Mr. L. E. Gannon, the director of
the choir, has been &o foi innate as to
secure the services of Mrs. Zaiuee Smith;
their former soprano, who lesigned her
position in the choir about two years
ago in order to return to her home in
North Carolina. Mrs. Smith and her litis-"
band have returned to Washington for
the purpose of educating their daughter
in one of tbe convent schools, and the
congregation of St. Matthew's are de
lighted to hear Mrs. Smhh's magiaficent
Personally Conducted Tours lo Wat
klns, ami Niagara Falls..
The Pennsylvania Railroad will oper
ate a pcr'-orally-condurte 1 tour to Wulkins
Gl"n and Niagara Falls Saturday, Pep
tombar 7. Rate, S.10.00. Tickets good for
teuelays.allowingstop-nrf privileges at "Wat
kins and Rochester m either direction, and
at Buffalo returning. Special train to leave
Washington at 7 a. m. Latr tour, Octo
The F:enliig Times gives nil tlio
iiowh Tor u cent-
original cost is gone
ain't much leftfor you to pay.
Willett & Ruoff's Straw Hats 25c. up
Willett & Ruoff's Derbys 50c. up
Willett & Ruoff's Fedoras S1.00 up
Willett & Ruoff's Tall Hats Sl.00 up
Willett & Ruoff's Riding Hats 50c. up
Willett & KuofT's UapS
Willett & Ruoff's Umbrellas.
Willett & Ruoff's Canes 25a
8AK8 k COMPANY
President Tucker Takes Excep
tions to Lieut. Kelly's Report.
CROSSINGS WOT GUARDED
After 0 ei'Cloelt at Night All Gates Aro
Up on the Haltlinorennd Oblo Lino.
Inquiry us to Stre-et Cur Fenders
Ihwineiit Schoolrooms und llalf
President Tucker, or the Northeast "Wash
ington Citizens' Association, has taken ex
ceptions to the reports made to the Commis
sioners by two police lieutenants eone-ern-ing
grade crossings The reports were
made based upon a recent resolation
adopted by the association and addressed
to the Commissioners asking Tor nn order
to compel the Baltimore and Ohio Company
to maintain crossings watchmen and to
uae the police enrorce theprder
Mr Tucker says. "Fully realizing that
the most nenrly perfect ire liable to error,
and recognizing the fact that a torce ten
times ns large could not be so placed as to
see every violation of law, we consider it
in the interest of good government for
ellUcns to .suggest such new n'gulauons
ns will better protect the interests and
promote the general weirare
"In regard to the report Iroro Lieut.
Kelly. I -will say, arter full consideration,
that his statement that watchmen are sta
tioned all of the time at the crossings
of E street, Massachusetts avenue, and G
stre-et is not substantiated. It the lieu
tenant makes his statement from the testi
mony or officers who are on tlie beat.'those
officers must certainly neer pass those
crossings nfter night, or they must be
very unobservant officers
GATES NOT USED AFTER 0 P. M.
"A casual olsercr would surely notice
that the gates or those crossings ore never
useel arter 9 o'clock p. m.
"Personal invefUgation for three suc
cesrive nights developed the fact that the
crossings are entirely unprotected freim 9
o'clock p m. until the following mrnmg,
watch boxes are cio.ced, and gates are up
without lanterns on, showing that it is r.ot
intended to use them. Thofe -who use the
crosfings at night, do so at their peril.
"Relative to the statements of botn the
lieutenants that they are not aware of any
violations of rection 1G or article 10 of
the police regulations, I will ftate that
the facts Ftated are verified by many who
reside in the locality.
"The crossing at Massachusetts avenue'
is but one Fqunre from the depot and only
a few hundred feet from the freight house,
and there is a very large amount or travel
over the road at this point 1 have counted
as many as eight passings or the engine
over the crossing in fifteen minutes.
"The G street crossing is at the lower
branch of the bicod-stained "Y," the point
from which the Metropolitan branch and
the Washington branch divprge, and by
reason of the fact that trains npproarhm.
on the latter branch round a sharp curve at
H street, it ie rendered exceedingly dan
gerous. OTHER DANGER SPOTS.
"The crossing at the intersection of
Fourth and I streets is very important,
and Seventh streel is very much used bj the
inmates of the institution for the deaf
mutes All are much urcd by the route
wagons in delivering milk and bread in the
early morning hours, and aP theday watch
men do not enter upon duty until G o'clock
a m , these teams are afforded no pro
tection. "Protection is just as necessary at the
crossings of tho Baltimore and Ohio ns on
th Baltimore and Potomac, where watch
men are provided, and as the expense of
providing a fw extra watchman would be
vPry Fmall the citizens would be justified
in construing a refusal to comply with the
request ns narrow-minded and pernicious."
TU District Commissioners were as-ked
yesterday what steps if any have been taker-.
to comp"l the city railways that are subp ct
to th" regulations to equip their cars with,
the authorized rentier.
CommiFsionnr Powell said that there
was nothing to b said in the matter. Tlu
polic" court had taken coguizanceof it, and
itp action had tin effect to take it outpf the
Commissioners' hands for tho time being.
H paid the roads had been given ix certain
tint" by the court in whih to comply, and
that he presumed any failure to meet the
ord"r would subject the offender to the
charg" of contempt.
It was stafd yesterday -that the board
of pchool trust"es has asked Dr. Woodward,
UP health officer, to rpccifically state
tho objections Trom a sanitary point or view
that may b urged against the use of basc
mnnt rooms for the fourth grade pupils
in thi northeast section of the city. It is
not b"Iieved that the projected arrangement
for housifg tho children in the basements
will bn carried out, In which caee tlvy will
havi but half sessions daily during the
coining school yar.
Building permits issued yesterday: John
to this Willett & Ruoff
stock. You need a hat
get it. You'll never
have another chance
like it. You won't have
this one for many days
at the rate the buyingis
being done. It's a big
stock but it's a big
crowd that's hovering
around it all the time
and has been since
Monday. The money
that's beingsaved! it's
clipped whole dollars
off of Willett & Ruof fs
prices all their profit
and a good bit of the
Huerrnan. for two-story and attic frame
dwelling. No 352G Tolsom place, C ecL nd
Park, c-o.000, also f '.nm. for one two
story and attic frame dwelling. No 3Gu?
Newark street, Cleveland Park. ,."00
B A. Sopnr, private staWe. rear of No.
610 r stre-et northeast, 200
The South Washington citizens, whose
protest against the location of a tnmatory
for garlwge destruction in their section,
was not eel in The Times of several days
ago, have riled their objections with the
Tlie District Commissioners have desig
nated Assessor Trimly CoHecto.r Davis,
ami Auditor Petty as a board to make an
estimate of the revenites of the DMrkt
and Ijalances, for use a Immte, for esti
mates for appropriation for the year end- I
ing June 30, 1S&7. The board will lie ex
per ted lo reivort to the Commis&io&ers on
or before October 1 next
POWERLESS TO ACT.
Assessor Trimble decides that without
moreevidence Uian mere suspicion he can do
' nothing in response to a snggrstiou from
Market Master Burns for adion to pre
vent truck dealers from making sale of
products purchased and not raised by them
selves The Commissioners have appointed a com
mittee to receiveand sc-hrdole bids intended
for the official aetiwn of the board. The
committee consists of CnM Clerk Lakenon,
or the Engineer Cotnrotesitmer's office,
Superintendent of Property Bofeeau. at.d
Property Clerk Btckett. Two of the num
ber shall constitute a quorum.
Garbage will be collected in Brookland
twice a weet hereafter, the Commtasionera
having issued mstrccuoos to that effect
Private J. J. Murphy's resignation from
the jxdice force was yesterday ordered to
be accepted, to takeeffectatonci-. The res
ignations or R. L. Dean and C Y". Thomp
son, respectively, as additional private's
were also accepted, u take effect immedi
Ivy City's needs in the way of improve
ments were yesterday detailed before the
Commissioners by a dekgation erf the citi
zens of that suburb. Among the signers to
a lengthy etltion to the same effect were:
G. A. Elngood. president of theaMocmtsnn;
H. P. Marshall, president of the Ivy City
Brick Company. Col. Perry Carson, James
Lansburg, of Lansburg & Bm.: Georjee F.
Tabeer, H . R. De-lancy and Juan K. Bar
rett. FLOODS IN MEXICO.
Railroad Bridges. Washed Away and
Telegraph AVlre-i Down.
St Louts, Sept 3 Specials from Saltillo
and other points m Eastern Mexico say that
that section of the country has just been
visited by the heaviest floods known for
The Mexican National Railroad has suf
fered heavy losses, ten bridges having been
washed aAvay north of Saitilio Telegraph
wires are also down in that partof thecoun-
j try and great damage has been caused to
i crops and projiert
J Official reports of the havoc created by
the mountain ram last Friday in Northeast
ern Mexico prove the situation evui worse
than first reported
Between Monterey nd Laredo at least
ten miles of telegraph wires were washed
away, and almost every bridge was car
ried away. The Iosj, will probably not be
less than $300,000.
The Mexican National Railroad and the
Gulf Railway are equally crippled toward
theeast Tampicoiseutoffand tlie destruo
tion or property there is unknown
L.VGALLS SCOHKS CONGRESS-
He Announced His Senatorial Canell
clncy In it Labor Day Sieecli.
Topeka, Kans. Sept. 3. Ex-Senator John
J. Ingnils spoke here yesterday at the La
bor Day celebration. He spose from the
same plutrorm with J. R. Burton, who is
now looked upon as his principal opponent
in the race for the United States Senator
ship, and the occasion is regarded a prac
tically the opening or the Senatorial cam.
TheSenntorsnys openly that he is a candi
date ror his old scat in the Senate Alter
speaking in a general way on labor top
ics. Senator Ingalls turned his attention
to tlie last Congress, which he charged
with being incompetent, insincere and
hostile to the best interests or the country.
He advocated the election not only of
Senators, but also of the President and Vice
President bya direct voteofthepeoine.
END OF A SAILOR'S SPREE. -
Shot Hims,elt Three Times mid Will
Buffalo, N. Y.. Sept. 3. William Ander
sen, a Swedish sailor, twenty-one years
old, from Chicago, attempted to kill himself
at the Albany Hotel last night by .slKwtlng
three bullets into his bodv. He "was taken
to tl e nteh Hospital, where in reply to
questions he said
"I shot myself because I have no money
and no friends." He Is in a fcerious condi
tion. Andersen came yhcrc on the steamer
Arabia, and Saturday night went on a
spree, spending part of bis mouey and being
robbed of the remainder.
Tlaiiel Grenade Exploded-
Rerlin, Sept. 3. During the illumination
atJJreslau, In honor of Sedan Day, yefter-
day, a grenade shell eupposed to be empty,
exploded with great violence, killing several
I persons and injuring fouju
Came called at 4-:! 5 p. m.
Admission - - 25 and 50c.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE,
EDWARD H. ALLEN, Maaacar.
FIRST AEEK OF REGULAR SEASON.
Every nigh, ezcept Saturday oisht
In first production la English of Sardou's Grea:
Saturday night by request) THE GLADIATOR
Pilcos S1.5J, Jl, 73c reserved. Mkr and 25
ext week THE BLACK CROOK.
KERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER.
ALL Tills WEEK.
The Repeal Thing,
Miaco's City Club Burlesque Co.
Sublime beyond all possible duplication.
Next Week. Al. Rce-ves Big Show-
Prices 83c to 8L
This Week, MatlnctsWed. and Sat.
THE DERBY MASCOT.
Nest Week ANDREW MACK.
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
General Admission. SO Cent
SIX RACES each lay. First raco ZZi o. m.
Special trains direct to grand stand fram SistU
Btreetstatioa at L3U ana 2:W p. m.; other traiua
ll.:u and 12.50.
E. E. DOWXHAM.
ETEVE STTLLWELL. PresWeat
F.vrv rtav in the veav for Fortre-e Mon
roe, Norfolk. Portsmouth, and alt yotata
South and Southwest by ifce powerful new
folk" and "Washington?- feavms daily
on the follow iug schedule
Lv Wash'ton 7 0O pm Lv Portano'h5a0 pin
LvAlex'd'ia 7:30 inn Lv.Norfolk 8:10 pm
Ar Ft Monr6-30 am Lv Ft Monro 7 20 pm
Ar" Norfolk 7 :0 am ArAlexrta Wam
Ar Portsm'h i am Ax Wash'gtonft 30 am
' VISITORS TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION and the resorts at Fortress
Monroe. Virginia Bae h and Florida will
tind this a very attractive route. s it
breaks the monotony ofn aH-ialrMe
Tickets on ae at 513. 616. 14 21
Pennsylvania avenue. B & O. tk-Jcet
of TU e." corner Fifteenth street and New
York avenue, ami on board steamers,
where ticie-table, map. etc , can also
Anv other information deh-ed will
be fu rat-heel on appiu at ton to the under
signed, at the company's wharf, root
or Seven! n street. Washing!. .n. D C.
JNO CALLAH VN. G MANAGER.
FIRST GRAND EXCURSION of the Steamat
CITY OF RICHMOND,
Leaving Wasalmrton SATURDAY. September?
at S p. ra. aad returning Monday at s 96 a. m ,
civing passengers benefit of trip from Norfolk
te the Cape begars staterooms aad UcKeta
at boat or at General 03ces, 1-ttl N Y Avwuo.
Steamer will stop at Colonial Beach, eotag
"August Dajs at
The drive Is psrfectly delightful, to
cenery is superb, tho hotel U unaxceUe-i.
Coaches connect hourly, t to G p. m. Iflo'I
p. m. half hourly, S to 10 g, m. -with tho ile
cars at Sth and Pa. are 9.0 andFst carllaM
at Sth ana E. Capitol Round trip, :5e. Coaa
leares the Arlington 6:39 p. :a., stopping a:
Skoreham and Ch-mberlin"s roanit trip. 30c
In three days
I guarantee to stop hair falling
out in one month I guarantee a
growth of new hair from one to
one and a half inches Ions;.
is perfect as a hair Ionic
and perfectly junmiess.
Dr. J. SEMMES,
704- Fourteenth Street N. Vt.
GERMAN NORLK INJURED.
Archduke Lndlsla-s, Sbot Himself
Riklapes-t. Sept. 3. It is learned Uiat
Arehduke Ladislas. who was wouneied by
the premature discharge of his gun while
out shooting yesterday, is much more seri
ously hurt than was at first reported.
lie is now said to be very dangerously
wounded. The bullet from his gun pene
trated hia thigh and at the same time ex
ploded a numberof cartridges which he was
carrying in his pocket, with the result of
lacerating anil burning his loins. Ho was
carrid to his scooting box and his wound
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