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TheWashinnton Times
(Morocco, Evenixo, asd BranAr.)
The Washington Timc3 Company,
Telephone Editorial Rooms, 11V.
uslncea Odce, "57.
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by (stamps such innnii
scripts "111 te returned, although
any obligation to do t.u Is espuclully
Subscribers to "The Times" will
confer n. favor by promptly reporting
uuy dKconrtcsy of collectors, or neg
lect of duty ou tlie part of currleifl.
Complaints eltbor by mull or In jiur
on will receive prompt 'attention.
Tlio Morning Edition should bo de
livered to all parts ot tbo city by 0:31)
o'clock a. in.. Including Sunday. The
EM-iilug Kdltlon should be In -1uo
bauds ot subscribers nut later thai)
G:30 p. in.
Tbo Time-. Has tbo Largest Dully
Circulation. m
It is gratifying to announce that for
the first time In twenty years tlie "Star"
Uas been compelled to withdraw Its claim
of bavins a larger circulation tlian all tbo
other Washington-dallies combined. Till.
It did last Saturday. Tlie "Star" docs not
acknowledge, hoivccr, tliat Its circula
tion is less llian The Times, although a
strict adherence to the truth would neces
sitate that admission. The aggregate
circulation of the "Star" last week was
only 173.130. while The T'mes bad a bona
fide circulation of 212,385, or 39,249 more
copies than the "Star," as will be seen
by tlie following sworn statement. The
net gain of Tl.e Times' circulation last week
was 6,219.
Don't brlug your "ad." to The Times
If you waul to bury It. Nothing Is pub
lished except live, profitable advertising.
District of Columbia, ss:
On the nlntli day of September. In the
year olour Lord one thousand eignthundrcd
and ninel-five. beroro me, Ernest O.
Thompson, a notary public in and for said
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
ardson and made oath In due form of law
as follows.
MONDAY, tept. 2 30,030
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 31,272
WEDNESDAY, Sept 4.. - 31,100
THUllbDAY, t.ei t 5 30.914
FRIDAY. Fcpt C 30.89C
SATURDAY, bopt" 34,09!)
JVJNDAY. fcept, 8 23,477
21 2,38 t
I solemnly fwcar that the above Is a
correct Mntement of the dally circulation
ot The Washington Times for the week
rnding ScjiUn-.ber 8. 1893. ard that all
the copies were actually rold or mailed
for a valuable consideration and delivered
to bona fide purchasers: also that none
of them were returned or remain in the
office undelivered
Manager of Circulation.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, on
the day and year first hereinabove written.
It Is doubtful if the Baltimore nnd Ohio
Eailroad Company will sanction the con
duct of General Agent Alvey In forbidding
the sale of The Times at Its depots and
transportation on its trains. Generally
Blieaking, railroad corporations. In their ca
pacity of public carriers, prefer obliging,
courteous officials in order to merit the good
will of their patrons, and as General Agent
Alvey is not such an official, as will be
seen by Interviews published In another
column, the Eooner the company demands
bis resignation the better It will be for its
As a matter of fact. General Agent
Ahey's boast that the Baltimore and
Obio Railroad Company has commenced a
war of evtermination on The Times is
superfluous rot. No corporation or ele
ment can destroy a fearless and honest
newspaper Ina self-respecting community.
And such an attempt on the part of Mr.
Alvey, with the grasping record of the
ISdltimnrc and Ohio railroad to back h'jn,
would hardly be successful with the Wash
ington public
The Times published a substantially
correct report of the meeting of the North
east Citizens' Association at which it
was claimed that Mr. Alvey had "lied."
and until he can disprove that statement it
must continue to stand as a record of
In the annual report I the Industrial
Home School, submitted to the Commls
Eioners, is contained much information of
special and general interest. As a iart of
the general public school system of the
District, though icparate ard distinct from
It in the matter of appropriation, It is en
titled to the careful and kindly consider
ation of every citizen.
As its name indicates It occupies a field
all its own, and its usefulness in fitting
destitute boys and girls for the practical
duties of life, gives It a claim upon the
public second lo no other institution. This
claim is. all lhe stronger because of the fact
that all the officials of the institution, save
those who give all their time and all their
labor to it, serve without any compensa
tion whatever. Its financial resources,
iby economical management, bave been
made to coverall deniaiidsuponits treasury,
but were too tcant at the best to give the
managers the opportunity to do the largest
possible amount of good.
Toe work this institution does Is of a
character, than which none can be found
more Important. It stands in immediate
and close relation to tbc public good, and
cotiforo-s n p!1 respects to the essentials of
good public policy. To train boys and
girls' to become good citizens and "useful
members of toclcly is a task tbat must en
list the sympathy of all right-minded men
and women, In doing this kind of work it
becomes eo important an agent that it
ought to be supported to the fullest limit
of Its possible usefulness.
The officers nnd managers of the Indus
trial Home Bchool are men and women of
high Eoclafslnndirg In the community, who
have devoted many years to publlclntcrests,
and when Congress comes to appropriate
funds, it can do no better ILan to adhere
closely to their recommendations.
Another report from Buzzard's Bay an
nounces that President Cleveland Is busily
Wgaged in perfecting a plan to recognize
Cuba as a belligerent. This may or may
not be true, but It should be done without
unnecessary delay. Cuba, by virtue of
ier position as our nearest neighbor, and
her value as a purchaser of our products
is entitled to other than the present treat
ment of her nt our hands. Her desperate
and gallant attempts to ach!ee inde
pcrdence, and the well known centlmcnt of
the American public for the success ot her
Etrugglea should be a sufficient Incentive
to declare our friendship In a substantial,
beneficial way.
Under Spanish rule, and oppressed with
excessive taxation, Cuba cannelthcrprospcr
nor furnish safe Investments fur foreign
capital. But Cuba free and controlled by
a liberal government would Invite men
of money, brains and energy to build np
her wasted enterprises and Improve her
wonderful resources. As Cuba's warmest
and most sincere sjmpathlzcr, this country
would naturally profit must by her pros
perlty. Hundreds of pushing, energetic
business men would Hock to her shores,
and as a consequence woulddlrcetthetrade
of Cuba to the United States.
But there are other than selfish reasons
why we should give aid to Cuba. As the
first and greatest republic we cannot afford
to refuse support to a people struggling for
freedom. The spirit of llbertyls toostrongly
implanted In American hearts to permit
us to stand Idly by under such circum
stances, and If President Cleveland refuses
to act accordingly the next Congress will
give him opportunity to veto a measure
recognizing Cuba as a belligerent.
The proposed refusal of the excise board
to grant licenses to the saloons in our im
moral plague bpol Is in keeping with the
general lawless policy ot the Dlstrictaulhorl
tlesin dealing with that section. There are
within that shameless territory thirty-one
licensed saloons, each ot which pays into
the treasury a fee of $4d0 for the privilege
of telling liquor during specified hours, and
under certain restrictions In this same
territory are eighty-one houses of shame,
each of which is permitted to sell liquor at
nil times of day and night without regula
tions of restrictions, and also without the
paymenl"bf a license fee. It is now pro
posed lo close the licensed saloons and turn
lhe entire liquor trade of tbat locality over
lo the unlawful houses at a loss of $12,400
revenue and at tbc expense of official in
tegrity. It is bad enough that the most desirable
part ot the buMness section of our Na
tional Capital should lie made a haunt
for criminals and outcasts without officially
turning it Into an unlicensed drinking resort,
and the officials who propose to extend to
it Euch extraordinary privileges are placing
themselves In nn unenviable position.
There is probably no other city in the
entire world where such open lawlessness is
countenanced. Theentlreproperty between
our most beautiful and extensive park; ana
one Eide of our principal and most conspicu
ous avenue Is by authority of the Com
missioners gUen over to vice, and It is
now proposed to increase Us opportunities
to debauch and ruin the young. tIt is time
this official lawlessness were stopped.
There is neither apology nor excuse for the
maintenance of such a nest of immorality
in the heart of the city, and public Eenti
lent demands Its immediate removal.
If on the first day of next month hotels,
factories, and other large water-consuming
establishments in the District bave not
provided themselves with Talcr meters,
their supply of the fluid is to be cut off
entirely Such is the law.
No doubt a good deal of Potomac water
Is wasted In the buildings in which meters
are to be "do rigucr" hereafter, and If this
waste Is cheeked It will add Just so much to
the volume at the disposal ofdwellings. But
the real, the great waste will never be
stopped until et me means is found to pre
vent it in the government departments
There is more waste there in one day
than in all other places in the District
put together.
Under the relations which the United
States sustains toward the District of
Columbia there would teem to be no good
reason why the government departments
should not pay for the water they use just
as well as private consumers, or business
establishments. Tlie moiety of the Dis
trict expenditures, which the United States
pays. Is In lieu of taxes upon government
property here. The rental of water lies
outside of this. In the ore case the United
States has placed Itself upon the level of
the tax-payer, and in the other it should,
in equity and reason, be subject to the
same charges as any other consumer of
Potomac water in the District.
Whether or not this can be brought about
Is a.guestlon, of course, for the government
is a law unto itself in this respect One
thing, however, is guile certain, and'that
is that the water supply would be measur
ably Increased, so far as private consumers
are concerned. If the waste In the depart
ments were to be stopped.
That panicky element ot the New York
ttock exchange goes into convulsions at
the slightest provocation. The Increased
ieraand for export gold, and the statement
of the bond syndicate tbat It t as no longer
under obligation to maintain the gold re
s:rvc, shriveled up the confidence ot stock
speculators and created a feeling of un
eaidness throughout tho country. Mr. J.
Pier (Hint Morgan, of the bond bjndicate,
says, however, (hat he sees no special
icason for uneasiness, and that the syndi
cate would do all it could to keep the
Treasury reserve up lo one hundred million
The public may be assured tbat there
will be no bond Ibsue unless It fs an abso
ute necessity. The third-term movement,
s well as Democratic hopes, are based on
pulling through these financial troubles
irithont Increasing, the public debt, and
it another bond Issue Is made the transac
tion will be draped with Democratic crepe
by those who. believe In a cautious financial
A few weeks longer will probably see
a great change In the condition of financial
affairs. By that time a liberal amount
of cotton and grain bills from Europe
sbould ease up the situation ami practically
stop the rush of gold shipments to Europe.
It Is claimed that a combination of cir
cumstances has left the market bare of
commercial bills with which to meet for
eign payments, and as gold is the only
thing that can Eupply the deficiency its
shipment was necessary to meet the de
mands. This Etate of affairs demonstrates the
tolly of making tbe Government Treasury
a banking Institution upon which to draw
to meet such emergencies. Our $247,600,
000 in greenbacks are made the means of
depleting our Treasury whenever goTd
peculators wane the jellow metal to ship
abroad. These greenbacks are paid out
one day to bo redeemed In gold the next,
and as only $100,000,000 In gold is
kept on hand to redeem nearly three
times that amount In greenbacks It is easy
to get up a scare that compels a sale of
bonds to prevent a financial panic. When
Congress meets again a way should be
found to stop this greenback speculation.
If any substantial feeling ot bitterness
remained between citizens of the North and
South or between the veteran soldiers of
tlie two sections, it ought to be finally and
forcrer obliterated by the association at
Louisville of the week now ended and by
tlie fraternal mingling of Northern and
Southern veterans at Chattanooga nnd the
meeting ot Bons of Veterans at Knoxville.
It Is quite probable that all these festal
occasions were In no way necessary to
complete the cementing process between
North and South. Sectionalantagonlsmhad
already come to be little more than a re
membrance, except among a certain few
who had no special reason for unfriendli
ness, but who seem opposed to national
unity because they cannot bury past dif
ferences. These phenomenal Invasions, which are
now in progress and which concentrated iu
places so full of historical interest, must
ha e the effect toclose tbe lips of even those
few both North and South, whose excitable
temperaments have occasionally had the
betterottlieirjiidsment.andhenccfortlif Ire
eaters on either side will bo looked upon
merely as freakish remnants of a virtually
obsolete element.
Universal regret will be felt In Wash
.ngton over the deplorable accident that
befell Prof. Charles V. Itilcy, and it will
be shared by all people in this country
and Europe whp hae known this gen
tleman as one of the foremost Investi
gators In the domain of natural history.
Iu his special field of entomology he
stood foremost among his fellow-scientists.
Prof. Hilcy was u self-made man in tlie
best application ot that much misused
term. He began to carve out Ids career
when quite a boy, and een at an early
age gave evidence ot the ability for the
class of work that has made his name
famous amung men of learning. He strove
not to enrich himself, Eave In wisdom, but
to Increase the world's fund of knowledge.
His activity lay In the student's chamber
tnd In the scientist's laboratory. Yet
he aimed not at abstruse problems, but
sought to help men by practical Investiga
tion and suggestion.
Prof. Klley was at a time of life when
many years ot usefulness would ordi
narily have lain before him. It i pain
ful In the extreme to contemplate thetraglc
fact that so useful a lire was cut short so
Although the matter has not been def
initely decided It lias been broadly inti
mated that after the removal of the Con
gressional Library lo Its new home the
lending ot books will cease. If this be the
conclusion the only available source from
which books can be procured without buy
ing them will be closed.
At Iw-t the method of lending volumes
from the Congressional Library has been
tnything but popular. Illustrated books
and thoe out of print cannot be taken out
of tlie Library at all, and when any vol
ume is permitted to be tqken Its value In
money had to be deposited. This has been
tbout as unsatisfactory to the mass of read
ers as It well could be, and has barred the
vast collection from being looked upon
In any sense as a people's library.
Whilo the necessity for a free popular
library Is so great that It needs no argu
ment in its support, the possibility that
the great national collection will be closed
to readers except within the Library walls
should give an impetus to the movement so
well begun and which has been repeatedly
"urged In The Times. At the -very latest
the free Institution should be well estab
lished before the greater one becomes so
exclusive that one cannot borrow a book
fromlt at allexcept by ma kinga temporary
loan to the government.
Inasmuch as Roosevelt runs the liquor
business to suit himself, and Boss Pint
and Croker are in command of politics.
New York is destined to both dry Sundays
and a dry treasury.
Europe may dispute our claim as tbe
greatest grain producer, but Judging from
tbc way our crop Is moving east she will
soon acknowledge the corn.
Instead of a Trilby "two-step" the favor
ite yacbt club dance will now be a
Dunravcn backslide.
Tbeslapanese custom of liberating birds
to dedicate a ship at Its launching is
much better than breaking a bottle of
wine on Its prow. Yuu can't drink bird
There are people whoso tongues run so
fast tbat they make their heads dizzy.
Inasmuch as anti tcocinc wllliot cure
love Elckncss the introduction of it by
Ouida as an clement of one of hemove-ls
will not make them better.
After a few more days on the cud of dis
appointment the mascot goat of the Val
kyrie will resume operations on empty
tin cans.
Hothouse bloomers arc ever so much
prettier than tlie new variety.
ClinrjredTYitn. Hon-obreaklng.
rcrcy Blackwcll, colored, sixteen years of
age, was arrested last evening by PoUce
man Xllis, of the Second precinct, on a
warrant sworn out by William H. .Hamp
ton, of No. G12 Q street northwest, charg
ing housebreaking.
Dislocated. Ills Shoulder.
C. H. Jones, of No. 200 B street north
west, fell from a wall at the new Corcoran
gallery last evening, dislocating his shoul
der. He was treated by Drs. Furlong and
a -
Sick Benefit Fund for Bakers and
Committee to Investigate Truslieim
Bakery Matter Action Toward
Unfair Employers Indorsed.
Bakers' and Confectioners Union, No.
188, met last evening at Brellck's Hall, No.
S27 Seventh street northwest. President
Henry Vollmer in tho chair.
A communication was received from na
Uonal headquarters notifying tho union
In the association.
A committee was appointed to wait on
Mr. Truhcini. who keeps a steam haber
dashery on Virginia avenoe southwest, to
Investigate the matter ot the employment
of union labor nt thai edstabllshment.
The action of the central labor bodies In
placlngNlckAutb'sandKernan'sand Allen's
Theaters on the unfair list, was unani
mously Indorsed.
Two new niexnliers were initiated, and two
applications for membership were received.
An Important meeting ot Tailors' As
sembly 2370, K. ot L., was held last
evening at riasicrcrs' Hall, corner Four-and-a
halt street and Pennsylvania ave
nue uorthwest.
The delegates to the Federation of
Labor and Ilsstnct Assembly G6 reported
that at Ihelr request those bodies had
placed the firm of Elseraan Bros, on the
unfair list. The action of the central
bodies In placing Nick Auth, butcher, and
Allen's and Kernan's theaters ou the un
lair list was Indorsed.
Two new members were initiated and
one application for membership was re
ceived. The regular meeting of the Interna
tional Printing Pressmen's Union was
held last evening at Costcllo's Hall, comer
Sixth and G streets.
The only matter of public Importance
considered was. the indorsing of the ac
tion of the Federation of Labor and Dis
trict Assembly CG In placing Aulb, the
butcher, and Allen's and Kernan's theaters
on the unfair list.
Cigar linkers') Union, No 110, held Its
regular session last evening at 737 Seventh
street northwest.
Agitator John Willis reported that dur
ing the pa'St week he had visited the.
Batchers, Carriage and Wagon Makers,
Paperhangars, .Bricklayers, Eccentric En
gineers, and Cement Workers assemblies
and distributed tbe union's fair list cards,
and tbat the bodies mentioned had prom
ised to do all in tfceir rower to aid the
Cigar Makers' Union in having blue label
cigars handled exclusively. Mr. Willis
asked that he lie given three assistants
to preisecute his work of agitation.
Tbe committee on Labor Day cscurrlons
reported that none but union made cigars
were told at Buena Vista on that day and
that in allothcr respects the excursion was
a great Euccess.
The benefit committee reported that there
were only three nicnibere now drawing on
the out-of-work benefit fund."
The meeting voted a fine of $2 on any
member not reporting an opportunity for
employment to the secretary of the Union.
At the nextmeeting theUmonwill make
its nominations for national officers.
One new member was initiated.
Hit 'With n Brick.
James Hicks was arrested last night by Po
licemen Kllmartln and Flatlier, of the First
precinct, charged Ty'tli assaulting George
Keys, of No. 10 'xhird street southeast.
Keys head was cut, open witli a brick,
andnhe wound" dressed at the Emergency
More stock! -
More room!
More effort!
More quality!
More experience!.
Unmistakable evidence of more business. Conscientiously
planned for Ambitiously striven for. Success crowns hopes built on
such a broadened plane.
We know this community appreciative generously responsive
to energetic endeavors. We know its needs -its notionsits Ideals.
To reach beyond them to transplant from the fields of future possi
bilities into the garden of present realities, has been our aimour
good fortune our success!
Ve treat our several departments as stores. They're stocked as
stores manned as stores. Virtually they are stores in size -service-appointment.
There is concentration only in location only in guid
ing policy.
We're leaders! Followers of naught save fashion. Patrons
only of the best made here and abroad. Reliant upon no favoritism,
but yours. Wearing the yoke of no mastership. Paying tribute to no
dictation. But in this block of stores has been gathered
the best and biggest variety of Men's Clothes,
the largest and choicest collection of Boys' Clothes,
the leading and popular blocks of Hats,
the shapeliest -most satisfaction-giving Shoes,
the daintiest and most serviceable Furnishings,
the cloths and skill to turn out finest Tailoring.
Now at last autumn is chasing away the sunbeams of a lagging
summer and chilled mankind is turning to look for the heavier
weights the newer stylesthe superior qualities
Penna. Rub. and 7th
Eeception3 Accorded Him on His
Tour Cause Gratification.
He Srtyu tlio Various Army routs nnd
the Troops Generally Are in a
High State of Efficiency.
Lieut. Gen. Schofield speaks In enthusias
tic terms of tlie reception accorded him
on his recent farewell tour of Inspection,
and especially as to the courtesy shown
him iu tlio Southern States.
He opecifics tlie courtesies shown him
in Memphis. Tenn., the special Invitation
tendered him by the City of New Orleans,
and his reception by the Confederate Vet
eran Union "and Loyal Legion and Uie
Gru'id Army ot the Republic at Houston,
Tex. He was very much pleased with
tho friendliness of tho one-time enemies
and witli the demonstrations ot affection
made by the Confederate Veterans for the
Stars and Stripes. From San Antonio he
went to El Paso, Fort Bayard, Fort Win
gate and Fort Logan.
"Fort Wingate," said Gen. Schofield, "is
an extremely Important post and will have
to be retained. It will be many years be
fore the usefulness ot this post has depart
ed. The only need for Fort lkiyard at
the present time Is to enforce tlie neutrality
laws with respect to Mexico.
"From Fort Logan 1 went to Forts IUIey,
Leavenworth, Niobtara, Meade, Custer,
Robinson, and I. A. RusselL The troops
In thee garrisons were in a - cry high state
of efficiency and tlie posts themselves were
generally In very, good condition. The
main defects are due to the want of suf
ficient money for repairs."
Gen. Schofield next went to San Fran
clsco.whcre lie inspected and conferred with
Col. Mcndell, of Uie Engineer Corps, In re
lation, to the harbor defenses of that city.
He sailed on June 27 for Sitka, Alasks,
and was absent twelve days. On his re
turn from Sitka he made a critical in
spection of tho various sites selected for
the defense of Paget Sound, and also in
spected the sites Tor Uie proposed military
post offered by the citizens ot Tacoma
and Seattle
It is believed that Gen. Schofleld's
Inspection has had a salutary effect
upon the army at large. It has also
enabled him to present to the Secretary of
War. a number of suggestions touching
the future administration of the army.
One of his reports contains a number of
recommendations in regard to coast forti
Delay ot the Flro Department in Get
ting to JVork.
A lively fire took place in an alley
between Van ,and jf streets and Third and
Four-and-a half streets southwest about
7:30 o'clock last night, threatening for a
time to do considerable damage. Tbe fire
originated in a house In the alley owned
by Sampson Thomas and occupied by
Cclla Buchanan.
An alarm was sent In from box 427,
but owing to some trouble with the wires
it was fully twenty-five minutes before
the alarm got to headquarters and the
first engine-arrived on tbe scene. Ten
minutes. later tbe second engine arrived.
The firo had, In the meantime, totally
destroyed the house lu the alley and spread
to an adjoining house in Van street. As
soon as the engines got to wort, however,
the flames were subdued. The damage
amounted altogether to about $400, with
no insurance. The cause of Uie fJrc is
there was considerable comment among
thcpeople In the neighborhood at tbc tardi
ness of the department in turning out, in
response lo the alarm.
Edward E. Clapp, of Hartford, Conn.,
late of Washington, Is In the city for a
few hours, being on his way to the At
lanta exposition, where, he will have
charge of the Thome Typesetting Machine
Tbmpauy's cxulblt-
St.- "Saks' GornBP.';J
How the Gigantic Octopus Squeezes
Owners of Cargoes of Sugar.
British Stcitmblp Falkland, Laden
Witli East IniltniiSiisnr, Compelled
to LIl Many Dny at Anchor.
Philadelphia, Sept. 14. Because thesugar
trust refused to purchase, excepting at its
own terms, a cargo of sugar shipped to this
country on the British steamship Falkland,
from Ja a, she has been compelled lo remain
ac anchor off the Delaware Breakwater
since September 1.
The sale was finally consummated, at a
sacrifice, however. Demurrage for the
vessel's delay was counted up at tbe rate
of $300 per day against the owners of the
cargo, and tbe Fulkland was ordered to
proceed to Philadelphia, and reached tlie
Franklin Sugar Refinery wharves yester
day. Her cargo was then purchased by thetrust
at a rate considerably less than was ottered
on the day that she first arrived at the
capes for orders.
The cargo is a large one, consisting of
12,483 baskets of last season's crops. It
was loaded riTagal, Sorabaya, and othsr
ports In the Dutch East Indies. The Falk
land was sixty-tli-e days on the passage,
having stopped at numerous ports for bunker
Further Action Heganllnj; tho Miner
School Bulldlns.
The West End League held another
meeting at the Cairo last evening for the
purpose of discussing tbe Stevens school
and the Miner building matter. Col.
Robert Christy presided.
The committee appointed at the last
meeUng to present to the Commissioners a
petition asking them to defer the repair
ing of the Stevens building until next
May reported tbat they bad visited Dr.
William C. Woodward, the health officer,
and that after a careful investigation of
the Miner school he bad pronounced tbe
building positively uninhabitable.
It was Mated by one ot the committee
that it was lhe Commissioners' Intention
to put 9CG children In a building that
was considered too small for the Busi
ness High School, whose entire list ot
pupils numbers bat 325.
Tlie petition urging that the Commis
sioners take no action in the matter of
repairing the Stevens building until nex;
summer will be presented to-morrow raarn
lng. Tl.e league adjourrcd until next
Wednesday evening to await the report
ot the committee.
3Ir. and .Mrs. SimmK Liberal Offer in
Hesard to It.
At A conference held last night at Ball
Eton school house iu Alexandria county, be
tween' representatives ot the Arlington
schooljbaard and citizens ot Carlin's, It was
decided to establish a free school at the lac
ier place upon a plan proposed by Mr. and
Mrs. Chns. Slmms.
The school board can appropriate but
$25 a month towards malntainance of the
school for the present year, but Mr. and Mrs.
Slmms have agreed, in the absence of a
school building, to provide rooms nt thlr
residence for the accommodation ot the
pupils npon condition that Mrs. Simms
shall be employed as tbe teacher.
This is. regarded as cry liberal upon
their part, and the proposition will, with
out doubt, be ratified by the full board
at Its meeting to be held on Friday next,
in Alexandria.
it Is Intended to erect a handsome school
building at Carlin's in the near future.
Among those present at the conference
last night were: Superintendent James E.
Clemens, Mr. A , P. Douglas, president of the
Alexandria district board of trustees, and
Mr. Slmms.
They Will Mot Obey Orders of the
Honolulu Board of Health.
Heliovo Trent nient Means Certain
Death, and Threaten Hints and
San Francisco, Sept. 14. Private ad
vices received from Honolulu and published
here to-day, state that cholera has secured
a stronger hold on the Hawaiian capital
than the authorities there are willing to
The natives are said to be much incensed
at the Honolulu health officials and do not
willingly obey their orders.
The natives not only conceal new cases
from the authorities, but decline to use the
treatment prescribed and hide tbe fatal
ities resulting from the public.
The natives will not trust themselves In
Uie hands ot tbe board of health If they
can avoid It, believing that such treatment
means certain death. Those who come
Intimately in contact with the nuthes say
that they are much excited over the spread
ot the disease, which they ascribe to-tte
unpopular board of health.
It is predicted that unless the disease
abates or some change is made in its man
agement, the natives may revolt and resort
to their favorite remedies for diseases
riots and incendiarism.
There are physicians in Honolulu who
enjoy lhe confidence of tbe natives, but
the doctors are not In favor with the health
board, and can take no prominent pari in
tbe suppression ot the epidemic.
If put In control, these men might do more
than the eullie board of health, for they can
co nvlncethcnatlvcs that the sanitary regula
tions are fur their good, and not part of a
while man's plot to exterminae all
Fritz nerbert Under Arre-t on
Charges ot Embezzlement.
Detective Carter yesterday afternoon, ar
rested Fritz Herbert on a warrant charg
ing him with embezzling S9 from the firm
ot Hlllman &. Company, whole-sale bacon
dealers. No. 020 Louisiana avenue. Tho
warrant was sworn out by Joel HlUman In
the police cou rt Friday.
Herbert has been In the employ of tho
Ilrm for three years as an outside tales
man and collector, and recently tbe firm
began to suspect that his accounts were not
straight. A short time ago a bill was
presented to a customer by the firm, and
It nas found that it had Lcen previously
paid to Herbert,
An investigation was started, which re
sulted in tbe discovery ot a number of
his receipts among the customers' of
Uthc firm, fox which no accounting had
been made at the office-
After going over the books it was found
that Herbert's embezzlements aggregated
about $200. He was called up, but could
not explain matters lo the satisfaction ot
the firm, and the warrant was sworn out.
The case will come up in the police
court next Thursday. Herbert in the mean
time has been released on $500 bail.
Messrs. C. D. Daley and Aloyslus Gcicr
became bis surety.
Child Itiin Over.
Walter Schmidt, eight-ycars-old, was run
over by a carriage driven by Mr. Frank B.
Smith, of No- 1515 Corcoran street, about
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, on Thirteenth
street, near W, nnd severely bruised and
cut. After receiving treatment from Dr.
Hagner at the Children's Hospital, the lad
went home. No. 2235 Thirteenth, street
north west.
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