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" f-WVfr&igg W55Kv if-.-srt: SrW"j,' "-' THE MOBSKfG TIMES, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1895. 8 .. ONE DOLIIM Neckwear elsewhere is 'FIFTY CENT neckwear HERE, and you have about FIVE TIMES the VARIETY to select from. Newest colors, figures and patterns in Ascots, Tecks, Four-in-Hands.7 DeJoinvilles,' Club Ties, etc. The richest and choicest, selection gouth of New York. Investigate our claims-for FLEECE HEALTH UNDERWEAR and you'll wear no other. ' We are sole Washington agents, and carry" a 'complete line for men, women and children prices L'.25 to $4.50 per garment. Men's Overcoats $10.00 to $45.00 Mon's .Suits .... 10.00 to 50.00 Men' s Derby Hats "Moil's Shoes Boys' Shoes . t ROBINSON, CftET-'& GO., I2TH AND F STS.- fife SSBaSSMSSSiaiJ Groceries g B A 1 Sug-.i r-cu r c A g Hmis, 1 Oc per pound. - m. M These' are not shoulders s O cut in the shape of Hams, p $23 but genuine Hams from i?j n the hind leirs of hojrs. 13 " TJil. ...n1.n.1 -.- l",i--"Mnr1 -ji Either smoked or Lonieu TgJ 4 1 OC per lb. a . pe rgj Breakfast Bacon.. 9c lb jgjj fel Pure Lard 8c lb fes Compound Lard. . . 6c lb jgj M N. Y. Burbank Po- gj N tatoes, per bu. .. 44c gj dJ.T.D. Pylesp STOHKS 112 4th St & K.: Cor. 3.1 ab.ISia.Avr S.E.; W ?th SL N. E: 1WM71U stN. V.; Cor. Washington ana Monroe fcts., Anacostia. lele r.hono. rlto. Call. riSU&GMi TlllXKS 11111 FATJIEH INSAXI. Martin I. Kiny's Iliuigliter, Sliiry, lVtltlotu. for tin Inquiry. A petition Tor a luLacy lLiuiry in the ca-.e of Martiia 1'- King. No. 327 East Capitol 6trc.it, vras riled yesterday by his daughter, Mary A. Ljneh. Mrs. Lynch tnyx that her rjther lias been of unsound mind for two jears. 1.1 neiri. arc hcrstir, Mrs. Georgiana i ....... -i..i. ifrin p.. Kinir. Kdward E. Ki - and Aloerta T. King, all adults' " ... . ...... i'x. iil tin' last, au exceni nerseu live , ai -irs Friedrick's, at No. "1"7 East Capiol. in. Kfug owns Nus. 1228 and 1319 1- street northwest, and she is informed ii-4 aif income of 57B a mouth from the i houses. He alvt had recently ifibo in a building association. Bin. does not charge wrong doing on tl.i pait of anyone, but sajs her father's mouey U being used without her knowledge and sue Is informed that considering his condition she has u right to know what is Leing done. She asks that a commit ter lieapi-nlnted to care forhis real estate. The ,e oollfini. la umtinrlHl liv thfi Hf. Ht of Adolphus D. Wilcox, -who fida was .a fellow-clerk of Mr. King In the V'ar Department. He says Uiat Mr. King left Hie service in September, 1803, on account of his mental conditlou. KA1TII IX KATAHI)I Gin. little Will Find a Murket for It IT liejeetcd. Gen. Iltde, pri'ldent of the Bath Iron Works, Is dispi-ed to take the lailure of the Katahdin philosophically. "I didn't want to accept the contract with tn'e speed requirement, but Secretary Tracy talked rne Into It," said he to-night. "The ram Aid as well down east with a foul bot tom as she has in the trial trip with ber bottom clean. We were In a gale part of the time. "On another test she might make 1G.G0 knots, but I don't tnluk she can make 17. I want the government to have the boat, but I don't leel like spenJing a lot of money for further trials to achieve an impossibil ity. I wish the Cuban revoluUnntsts had ber, they would 6ink the whole Spanish fleetin thirty dajs. "There Is one thing that should be borne In mind. It would never do for the ram to strike a man-of-war at full tpeed. She would go clean through her. A six-knot biow would answer the pur pose far better. I du not know what Secretary Herbert proposes to do, but as I said before,. I prefer the government to have the boat. I reckon I could find a market for her, however, if the government Ooes not want her." OXL.Y ELEVEN JUItOHS. Trial of the OlmMeud Will Cno Con tinued In Tills 1'uoliloii. . Ily special arrangement between oppos ing counsel the Olmestead will case was continued yesterday In circuit court, No. 1, with only eleven Jurors in the box. At the opening of the court Judge Brad ley slated that there appeared to be no doubt but that the child of Juror Buckley was ill wlUi scarlet fever. On this ac count Mr. Buckley had been excused from further serving on last Friday. Yesterday rnornlnng Judge Rradley referred the matter to counsel In the case. After con sultation they arrived at the -oncIusion stated above, and Judge Bradley orOeicd Uiat an entry to that effect be nude 1 y the clerk upon Uie record, and the he iring pro ceeded with only eleven Jurors In 'ic box. Theday was consumed In theexamlnation of Mrs. Ilayward M. Hutchinson, the motlier of the testatrix. Celebrated nn Anniversary. The fortyninth anniversary of the Union Wesley A. M. E. Zlon Church was celebrated Sunday. At 11 o'clock the paBtor, Rev. W. II. Newby preached an appropriate sermon. B. F. Grant, the church clerk, gave the blstory of tho church from its first organization to the present time. Sues for Secret Dlvon, Airs. Jennie Isaacs yesterdayisued for a divorce from William T. Isaacs. The papers were put away from public Inspec tion. (I. Hatley Norton and Charles Bend fceim are ber attorneys. Looking for a Blcyclo Thief. The police are looking for a white man, about twenty-three years old, of slender build and bland complexion who has been hiring bicycles and failing to return them. The last victim of this wheelman is F. B. Cablll, of No. 1800 Pennsylvania avenue. ELECTlON-ItETURNS 1 I The Times will display them on a mammoth canvas In front of The Times llulldliig Tuesday night. Etoll's great !Jle of (tjiocs Lcdies' Men's ChUdrm'b, at lots, trci; wholesale, cost. Don't buy shoes uiiil ton have visited this eale. 3.00 6.50 -. . .. JVJO to 3.00 GS, ES. SENATORS' CLEVER PLANS Schenwof'-Esorgauizition Talked Over by Statesmen in Town. They Want to I1 iclo tllo Offices, und TIiuk Avoid nn U(-ly I'lHlU, but to i:irot a Klnuueu Commlttea. A plan for Senate reorganization upon a new and original line is being quietly dis- 6eVeral Senators inEtcm. now m tvusu- The idea was broached a couple of -weeks ago at a chance, meeting of a half dozen Senators in the Capital restaurant, and has since been passed along for the considera tion of each froth Senatorial arrival. The orlglnot the scheme is the underlying desire on the part of the conservatives and ' strict party men in both thegreat organiza tions to repress the siler agitation as much as possible during the next year. To thut end it Is proposed to apportion the patronage and committees or the Senate among itepuulicans and Democrats accord ing to conference arrangement, except the finance committee. The proposition ) to determine the com position or thai committee by ballot, after tne rest of the ivorkof leorgauization shall have been coiupli-ted, the balloting to bo strictly noii-parUsan in its etiarat-u r. Every Senator will have a chance to vote Ills individual preferences. Then, If the sliver men bate majority they will have a com mittee molded to suit their tlewtf, and Its creation wlllJeate no stings or party splits on either side. If the stiver men are not in a majority that fact alo will be demonstrated peace- . ably and without friction. By the adoption of this plan the con servatives hope to avoid an ugly fight which will involve and effect the whole machinery nr Hit. KmiMt.. nnil l...ti linlh tmt-lin.. cltrrp.1 " ..".- . , . up llirougii the mmv tcsslon. If victorious in the makeup of the finance committee the Mirer element will have won the battle "before the country," and with a sound money President intrenched in the While Houea theoretical advantage is all that could b? hoped for. even at the end of a prolonged and bitter struggle for "points." If the plan outlined should grow in favor to the stage of ndoptlon, as seems not im probable, the Republicans and Democrats will caucus at the outset on the committees and officers of the Senate, and refer their separate slates to a conference for blend- '" '" I'jet:i lias iuuuu uiauj ifivuus "? te,w objectors thus far. Much will depend on thetah election. howeter. If the Republicans should win the legislature in Uiat boruin' State then they will have a clear majority in the United States Senate over all, as soon as the two new members take their seats, which would be late in January. If this result Is foreshadowed by next Tuesday's vote, then the whole question of permanent Senate reorganization may be staved off as well as possible for a few weeks. If the Republican? have a clear majority it can lie set down ascertain that they will take everything due them. ms nonsn too cnEAr. Frank Dygert Arrested On Suspicion of Having; Stolen It. Frank Dygert.fifty-flvcyearsold.a native of New York, was arrested last evening by Detectives-Rhodes and Boyd on suspicion of horse-stealinj. Dygert sold a horse to a countryman yes terday afternoon for $10. The animal was worth about $100, though $15 was all he asked. Dygert, It Is said, could give no clear account of bow he came in possession of the horse and was taken into custody and locked up at No. 1. The detectives have received no report of n missing horse as yet, but they say that experience has proved that these reporls reach here a day or two after the crime is committed. CIVIL SEHVICE EXTENSION". Land Office Employes May Soon Bo Included in the List. As a result of a conference between the Secretary .of the Interior and the Cltil Service Commissioners, arrangements are being perfected to send to the Presi dent, for his approval an amendment to the civil service rules placing under the classified service Uie assistant attorneys of Uie Secretary's office and the assistant attorneys in Uie General Land Office of Uie Interior Department. There are about seventeen of Uie former whose salaries range from $2,000 to $2,7C0 per annum. The salaries of the latter class are about-$2,200 a year. Ex perienced attorneys are required for these positions. Such clerks in the Indian Bureau as are not under the protection of civil service rules will be includcdvln Uie amendment. Stoll's great, sale of shoes Ladies' Men's Children's, at les3 than wholesale cost. DonT buy bhoes until you have visited this sale. Xo Immediate Action. Secretary Herbert will take no action on the failure of the Ammen ram Katahdin to attain the required speed until the official report of the trial board has been consid ered. It Is likely that the Secretary will delay disposing of the matter until Congress meets In order to give the Bath Iron Works, of Bath, Maine, .the contractors for the ves sel, an opportunity to secure a modification of the explicit language of the contract that If the vessel falls to make seventeen kpots she shall be rejected, Instead of allow ing her acceptance, as is customary at a reduced price proportionate to the falling off in speed. Formed to Play Whist. A whist, chess, and checker club has been organized by some of Uie residents of Capi tol Hill. Rooms have been secured In the Naval Lodge Building, corner of Pennsyl vania avenue and Fourth street southeast, which are open every evening. The or ganization of the club is as follows: Presi dent, Capt. H. L. Miller; vice president, Capt. William H. Prescott; treasurer, Capt. J. H. Williams; secretary, D. H. Borches, Cnrtis Gone to Vote. Assistant "Secretary "Curtis left hex yesterday afternoon for New Tork to Tote at the election to-day. , 1. sU to 2.40 to FORFEITIKGTHEIRRIGHTS Absence of Renters from Market Stalls Not Tolerated. ORDER AMENDING THE RULES Taxpayers Prompt in Settling Duos. Hoard of Underwriters Submits a Proposition Center Market Com pany IV 111 Go Into Court to Host ruin tile CoiiiinlM-doners. Market dealers are expected to remain In constant occupaucy of their rented stands and lailure to do so, except under specl lled condition, will work a forfeiture. The Commissioners issued an order yester day amending rule C of the market regu lations, so as to provide that "any market dealer who shall neglect to daily occupy his staud, or to olfer fur sale the articles of produce for which the stand was rented, ttiail lose the right U said stauJ, upon one day's notice from the market master." The only saving clause is wheu a denier Is kept awuy by sickness or death, or for suiiie reason, the sufficiency of which shall belctcrmiiicd by the market master. The necessity Jor this order is slated to be that the existing regulaUon was not sulficlently explicit, and gave dealers permission to attend at their stalls at their pleasure, some appearing only on Saturday or each week. It was argued that so much latitude gave rlso .to Injustice to others, and upon the suggestion of Market Muster Burns Uie regulation was made moru strict. The order applies to the Western, Cen ter, and Eastern markets. Tax-payers are coming in promptly with Uie jsenil-aunual Installments or District revenue, and the holders of licenses are equally early from a comparative point of view in applying ror renewals. AH business classes, with four ex ceptions, that require licenses, are re quired to pay in November, and taxes on realty are payable one-half In No vember and om-lialf in May. Thisiuonth's record in both instances promises to be equal to the average. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY. The District Board of Underwriters was represented yesterday before Uie Com missioners by Messrs. Simon Wolf, W. Riley Deebie, H.K. Simpson and Harry Birge, four of the original committee of six, "with a proposition for the apiolut ineut of nn Inspector wlUi iower to ex amine premises with a view to prevent ing the storage of inflammable material In basements and elsewhere, and also to rocomnnVud action towards the secur ing of an extension, of the fire department and a more ef feclent fire alarm sen Ice. The committee argued that rc,nldcrations of public health as ttcll as public security demanded the appointment of the Inspector, and proffered to pay for the services of bucIi an agent as an introduction of the system and until Congress may be in duced to act, provided such inspector be empowered by the Commissioners to legally net in the premises. A pledge was ako given to co-operate it 1th the District authorities In present ing ami urging the matter before Congress. Oeueral Wm. Blrney, who was present, suggested that there should also be a re vision of the laws with .reference to in surance companies, and amore equitable adjustment of the tax laws, so that such companies would pay a just share of the public expense. Mr. Woif resjionded. That question, he said, did not properly enter into the pres ent discussion. What Is wanted, nccording to the association's idea, is a provision for public safely. Nearly all conflagrations, Mr. Wolf ob served, a re start ed in basements among light materials, and something is due to those whose property is thereby endangered, as well as to the Insurance companies. The board does not now see its way clear to accede to the request for an in spector, but promised to carefully consider lr, and asked that the matter be resubmitted in writing, which will be done. CENTER MARKET COMPANY APPEALS. The Washington Market Company pro poses to apply to the courts for an order restraining the District Commissioners from enforcing an. order. Issued on Satur day, whkh, it Is aLeged, infringes upon the rights of tho company On the line of b street, adjoining Uie Center Market. lieu. Vtililaiu Blrncy, a9 the representative of the company, called upon the Commis sioners jcslerday to protest against the execution of the order, which, be said, had been served by Lieut. Amiss that morning. The effect of the instructions to the police was that market wagons and stands of produce dealers are prohibited from occupying any portion or tne'sidewaiK or roadway on the north side of B street between Seventh and Ninth streets, ex cept for such time as may be necessary for. ordinary parposcs. Gen. Blrncy claimed that under the charter, which was enacted twenty-one 5 ears ago, the market compa ny has a vested right to occupy the street to Us center, or what was once the edge or the old canal, and he protested against the order, which. In effect, is one to dispossess the company, without due process, of property held with out question since the market was estab lished. "The order was Issued, the Commissioners say, as a consistent extension of the gen eral rule against street obstruction. The burden of proof of title Is npon the market company, they say, and unless the com pany can show a clear right to the ground the board would exercise the right of keep ing It clearof obstructions. It has been communicated to the Com missioners that the company is Tenting privileges on that space, and It could nut be done so long as the District's control Is not legally set aside. Gen. Uirney notified the board that he would apply for an Injunction. QUESTION OF WAGES. A petition from the District laborers emploted ou county work was presented to the Commissioners by Law er Thomas L. Jones yesterday asking for pay at the rate of $1.00 per day, and to he relieved from the expense of providing their own Implements of labor. Mr. Jones made an argument In behalf of the proposition, stating that under a former law the workmen were given $1.50, but that upon the enactment of the eight-hour law wages dropped to $1.23, and the men were obliged to buy their own tools. The appeal was met by a statement from Commissioner Powell, who explained that those who areemployed on tuecountry roads arc not classed as skilled laborers, while those employed within the city perform a different class of work anl are worth mure. He also said that the men employed by the District at $1.25 per day are paid more than the sameclassof workmen u contract work. The board promised, however, to look Into the matter In respect to the supply of Implements, andraakesuen change asmlght be Justified. Mr. W. J. Frizzell, who as a member of the special committee that called October 10 last to protest against the occupancy of Delaware avenue by the railroad tracks, and Its Incumbrance by an assortment of material dumped upon It by the District, called upon the Commissioners yesterday to learn whether or not official action had been taken. Nouswer to thecommunlcatlon had been received, and as Mr. Frizzell desires to sub mit a report to the association at its next meeting, he Is anxious to dispose of the protest. Col. John Tracey.superlntendentof chari ties, Is absent in New York, having gone to that city to meet a daughter who was' a passenger on an Incoming vessel which was expected to arrive on Sunday. Bulldiug permits issued yesterday B J. Edwards, two-dwellings. Nos. 1821 and 1823 Oregon avenue, $9,000; R. J. Holmes twodwelllngs, Nos. 1342and 1344 Twenty seventh street, $1,600; Henry F. Bauer to alter and repair Nos. 617 and 618 Sev enth street northwest, $1;000. SHOES Of KNOWN QUALITY. Our Shoos are raodo by manufac turers whom tie KNOW to bs reli able and from leathers of our own selection. "OUR GEM" S3 SHOES for laaies or men are band made plain leath er or corKso!rs;rwe KNOW them to be the BES 1' shues sold In America at tbli pries and wt-'ll rest our reputation on this etntement. Wm. Matin & Go.'s RELIABLE SIIOH HOUSES. 930-B32 7tll St. N.W. 1 9 1 4. It) 1 0 I'a- Ave. N- W. 233 Pa-AvcS. li FOR THE FIFTEENTH TIME. Annual Reunion it-I)r. Stakely's Con Kregatlou an linjmuble. Occuslon. The fifteenth annual re-union nf tbe congregation or the First Baptist Church took pmce in the church parlors, corner of Sixteenth and O streets northwest, last evening. It was intended to bold this re union ou Thursday evening last, but tbe weather becoming so Inclement it was postponed. The programme was simple and interest ing, openitig with singing, fitlluwed by a prayer by tbe pastor. Rev. Dr. Charles A. Stakely. The roll of the members was then called, after willed the covenant was read. On theplatform, tastefully decorated with ferns, sat the pastor. Dr. Stukcly, also Dr. Whitman, presldtnt or Columbian University; Rev. Samuel II. Greene, Dr. George C. Sampson, and Rev. Dr. Mulr, each of whom made a short, Inrormnl address. The business before the meeting was submitted by the committee on organiza tion. Rev. Dr. Stakely and Dr.Samps.in, and consisted of a new scheme of organization. This scheme was to appoint various com mittees for the furtherance of the Church work, such es vlsiling, prayer meeting. literary, mission, reception, etc., ami to appoint also a committee to mnkenrranKc ments for the publication of a monthly paper, devoted to both the social and re ligious work or the church. After the business had been transacted the meeting adjourned to jiartake of re freshments and enjoy an Informal social. The tallies were presided over by Mr. Edgar Speldcii and Mrs. Charles Voung. president of the Ladles' Aid Society, who had as assistants- Mrs. Dr. Little. Mrs. Wlngfield, Mrs. Chapin. .Mrs. Craft, Mrs Nicholas. Mrs. Stakely, Mrs. MeMurray, Mrs Ander son, nmljAlrs. Crane. HIS PENCHANT IS CLOTHES. William Berry Had so Many Thut l! Is Now Behind tho Bars. William C. Perry, a trim, sharp-looking young colored man, was arrested vesterday afternoon by Detectives Carter "and Gal lagher on suspicion of hating stolen a considerable quantity of wearing apparel at various times. Berry has beenappearing in a full-dress uniform, gorgeously trimmed with white and gilt. It is a company uni form of some militia organization, but its rightful owner Ifas not been located, though some time ago a nun nmed Richardson reported the loss of a military suit. Berry tvns rooming In Uie house of Mrs. Mary Smith, at Xo. 403 Four-and-a-half street southwest, and a day or two ago Mm reported that her roomer iftd diRappeansl on October 20 with sundry articles of cloUiing. At the time of his arrest he was rooming at No. 1227 Wylle street, and when the detecUves visited his-room they recovered most of the stolen property, and a gen tleman's silk sash that cannot be accounted for. Berry, when arrested, claimed to be a member of Nate Sllsbury'R "thick America," but the manager of that con cern stated that he had driven htm away from Uie grounds. MR. HOLLAND GETS DAMAGES. Court of Appeals Affirms Judgment In Suit AKalnst Leonard I la I ley. The Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed a Judgment or $1,000 damages in favor of Milton M. Holland, the colored attorney, against Leonard C- Bailey. Mr. Holland was several tears ago presi dent of tbe Capital Savings Bank. lie was also from 188r to 1893 in the Second Aud itor's office In the Treasury, the latter part of tbe time as chief of division. In 1891, when Mr. Holland had resigned from the bank presidency, Mr. Bailey wrote to Sena tor Sherman, saying that Mr. Holland was using his influence against the bank and to the injury of the colored race. Senator Sherman sent the letter to Mr. Holland, who at once brought suit. Justice Shepard, who wrote the opinion, says the rule is that any publication which tends to bring anyone into hatred, con tempt, or ridicule, is a Itbel. If truth is not proved malice Is assumed. If, how ever, the writing is In pursuance of a public or private duty, or plainly in the Interest of the writer, the publication becomes privi leged. The court holds that the letter was cal culated to bring disfavor upon Mr. Hol land, nnd that as Senator Sherman had no interest In the bank, the purpose of the let ter was merely to alienate him from Mr. Holland and secure the Litter's dismissal. GRAXD TEXT VISITATION. Ileber Tent of Heehubltes Visited by ' tlu Supreme Officers. The Grand Tent of Rechabitcs paid Hebcr LTent, No. 19, of Georgetown, a fraternal visit last night In lldd Fellows liaU. The following Grand Tent officers were present: A. K. Belt, grand chief ruler; W. H. Marriott, grand deputy ruler; J. W. Jackson, past grand thief ruler; J. D. Adams, grand secretary; R. W. Johnson, grand teasurer; J. P. Clancy, grand guard; The regalia, paraphernalia and books of the tent were exn'nlned and found to be In good condition. The tent was ex amined in the private work, and reported as nearly perfect. After the roll had been called the dele gates wero taken into the banquet hall where a repast was served by some of tho members of Faith Tent, No. 31. Speeches were made by William Rooncy, Walter Robinson, William Welch, Robert Johnson, John Welch, J. W. Jackson, W. H. Berry and others. Thieves In a Vacant Boose. E. T. Elgin, of No. 1644 Sixth street north wcst.reported to thepoliee lost evening that thieves entered the vacant house. No. 1213 C street south west, Sunday night, and stole aswiuglnglauipandsome gas fixtures. Entrance was effected by picking the lock of the front door with a nail. . Mr. Elgin does not suspect anyone, but the police think the Job wasperformedby agangwhlch lurks around some of the dark corners of the neighborhood. Too Drunk to Talk. A wide blank space appeared on the blot ter of Station No. -4 lost night because the man charged wltH drunkenness was too drunk to tell who, vwhat or where he was. He had stretched himself on a vacant lot In the heart of Bloodfleld and had placed a brick under his bead for a pillow when Policeman Roberts ran against him and called tbe wagon. House-keepers. Round Steak, 10c. Sirloin Steak, 12 fc2c. Porterhouse Stenk,ilBc. Lamb, from 6c. to s10c Roast Beef, 8 to 12 l-2c. C. E. Hoover, 413 and 41 6 K Street Market. Stoll's great sale1 of shoes Ladies' Men's Children's, at -less than wholesale cost. Don't buy shoes until you have visited this sale. ' REPORT UPHOLDS EMERY Charities' Auditing Committee Praises His Wor and System. ANNUAL MEETING T0-NIG3T Interesting Deport Showing; the Year's Work,llecelptsand Expendi tures Will Be Submitted Directors and Other Officers to Do Elected, .Resignation of Secretary Emery. A great deal of interest Is being mani fested in the annual meeting of the As sociated Charities, which will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock, at the room of the charities, on O street northwest. The accommodations in the way of room are not thought to be sufficient for the attend ance tc-nlght, but to meet that emergency Secretary Emery has made arrangements by which he may have the use of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, to which there will be an adjournment if the crowd warrants tbe change of place. The Associated Charities is an organiza tion of which the presidentis Commissioner Ross. It is run by a board of fifteen di rectors and n secretary, who has the right to employ his assistants. The general body is composed of those who have at any time contributed to the support of tbe institution, or of the poor through Its officers, upon making which contribution they receive a certificate of membership. It will be easily understood that the membership Is very large, and from the fact of the good work In which they are engaged the members are of the highest and best class of the citizens of Washington. WHAT nAB BEEN DONE. To-nlchl there will be an election held (-for the whole board of directors and for a secretary. The Importance of the Institution may be learned rrom the fact tliat.it paid out in cash last tear up to date nearly $12,000 and distributed clothing and supplies sent to the office, the value of which is also measured by the thousands of dollars. Tile business Is run from tile lenlrnl ofrice on G street, but the city Is districted for tile purpose of its work, there being twelve subdivisions or stations for the conven ience of the poor, especially those who are conrined at home, anil ror the rurther nurnose of havlnir asxnls In each pre cinct familiar with the people, by which menns Imposition upon the cuaniaoie givers is almost Impossible. The Charities has been In existence for nbout fourteen years, anil In 'that period has distributed at least $100,000 in cash and supplies valued at about $30,000. At the last monthly meeting uie ainenu ments proposed Intimated that the board of directors wished a reorganization of the methods, and the secretary and his friends recorded the amendments as re flective to such a degreethat he wlllreslgnH lr the amendments are ratified by the meet ing to be hi Id to-night. Kwreinrv Tiuerv and the audltinn com mittee have been quite busy for Uie past' few days getting ready their annual re norts. The auditing committee is com posed of Mr. T.G.Lasier, Dr. J. II. Bradford, nnd Mr. Lorlug Chapellc. . RErORT OP THE AUDITORS. Its report is' as follows: "The auditing committee of the board of mauagir the Associated Charities beg leave tc. pectfully submit this their annual repoil "After a must careful and exhaustive examination of the accounts, books and vouchers or the general secretary and treas urer of the organization for the year end ing November 0, 18U3, they are grati fied to be uble to state that they find tbe same correct and accurate in every particu lar. "The total receipts from all sources and the total expenditures for nfl pur puMs far exceed any previous year. These totals are taken from the accounts of the general secretary and show tbe following gratifying results: "Receipts Cash on hand November 8, 18(l, $2,231.61; cash contributions dur ing the year, through the general secretary, $3,SM8."p; lash contributions, through tue general secretary, paid by citizens relief committee, U,(;U4.33. Total, $12,- B14.VU. "Expenditures Through the central office by check on treasurer, $4,363.73; through the central office by check on central relief committee, $6,064.33. Total, $11,028.06. November 0, 1895, cash in treasury. $1,816.64. "Additional to these cash contributions and expenditures, thousands of useful ar ticles of clothing and tons of provisions of various kinds, and vast quantities of fuel have been distributed through and by thegeueral secretary. "We find by analyzing these expendi tures that only 16 per cent, of the total was required for the cost of administra tion; that Is to say, tho rents, salaries, and miscellaneous expenses aggregate $1,836.71, while about 84 per cent., $9,191.85, went directly for the relief of the poor. This Is a showing com mendatory of Uie administration at the central office. "From the treasurer's accounts we glean the valuable information that all cash contributions received by the secretary were properly and promptly paid over to the treasurer and paid out by that officer upon authentic orders from the board of managers, in accordance with the consti tutional provision. EMERY'S SYSTEM INDORSED. "The committee deem It a pleasant duty to bear testimony to the accurate and satisfactory system of accounts in vogue in the central office. They are orderly, systematic, simple, and correct. We can. ttlth confidence, assure the contributors to the organization that In their Judgment business methods prevail In that office. nnd that Just and equitable distributions or their charitable offerings are conscienti ously maue." It Is not known what action the mass- meeting will take to-nlghton the amend ments wnicn the secretary regards as restricting his authority, unnecessarily depriving him of the right of appointing his assistants, and diminishing the effec tiveness of tbe administration of the work of the charities. Dr. W. E. Parsons, the chairman of the board of directors, has already given notice of his resignation, and there mat- be. tr. haps, some changes in the board bv piee. tlon. There is already an applicant for the place of Mr. Emery. In case events mnl it necessary for him to resign. Altogether, there will be a decidedly Interesting meeUng to night. ELECTION BETUHXS ! I The Times will display them on a mnninioth cant-nn in front of the Times llnildliiK To-nlsht. 'KSBaaCMMBMip MAYER & PETTITl t When you want a new suit, or your wife wants a new coat or cape, see us. 1 CASH OR CREDIT . - w What we mean by BROOM DAY Is we will r1 vo to-day 5,000 Brooms Free! To-day a large three double-string broom will be Riven to e.vo -y custo mer purchaslnc urocerles from our price listto the amount of one dollar's worth or over. Ask for broom after completing your purchases. Now Is tho time to lay In your winter's supply or LILY FLOUR. Leave your orders to-day. Those who may not. find, it convenient to harotthelr flour delivered at qhcjrna-4 leave their orders to-day for delivery on any day during1 the week, thereby securing their barrel at present prices. JOHNSTONS, 729, 731 7th St. XO DAMAGES FOII Mil. llllEWEIt. Court of AiiihiiIk Iloldi Illm Guilty of Contributory XeiillKence. Tbe decision of the court of appeals yesterday in the suit of Harrison G, Brewer against the District for damages, throws some light uikiu the doitrine of contributory negligence In damage cases, i Mr. Brewer, on January 14, 16U3, while Iia3iiug uioug iirown street, near nis home 1 nMount Pleasant, fell and broke his leg. lie got a Judgment against the -UWrictfor S-',000 damages. He testified that It was between midnight and 1 o'clock in the morning when he was hurt. The sky was clear and there was ruow on the sidewalk. The sidewalk was known to be In a dangerous condition at the place where he fell, and tile District authorities had promised to repair it. He chose Brown street In prefcrehcefo Center In spite of the peril, because Brown street was lighted and Center was not. Vben be reached the dangerous place, near Mr. Chittenden's gate, he stepped back and made an effort to find sure footing. In doing this he sllpiicd In the snow and fell across a sharp corner. The opinion, written by Justice Shepard. says, while other important questions were raised In the argument, everything turns upon the question of Mr. Brewer's negli gence. Even admitting thedangerous con dition of the sidewalk and the liability of tbe District, kjjh the opinion, the fact that Mr. Brewer deliberately chose the danger ous street was contributory negligence, and puts him beyond relief. The lower court should have instructed for a verdict for the District. The decree is retersed and the case is remanded ac cordingly. DItl.VK WAS HIS II.VNn. Minor LtittonV Quep.t for III Old Viille. Minor Lattson reeled into the detective bureau last evening nnd complained that the police of the Fourth precinct ttcre withholding his property from him. He alleged that In August last he was ar rested and JiL valise taken from him, nnd that he had never been able to recover it. His manner was threatening and created somewhat of an impre .Ion at headquar ters. Detective Carter took him in hand, nnd, altera consultation with tbe property clerk, the people at No. 4 were communicated Willi. The valise was there; 11 had never been called for. and was awaiting a claimant. The blotler showed that Law son bad been arrested on August 27 by rollceman Knupfer and the charge of habitual drunkenness entered against him. His personal bond were taken In the police court on August 28. The police of that precinct say that Lawson has served a term on the farm, and that at one time he was a prosperous dry goods merchant. NO JOINT INTEHVENTTON. Sir Jullnn Says t he Armenian Question Hns Not Been Mentioned. Ambassador Pauncefoic was at the State Department yesterday afternoon going over with Assistant Secretary A dee in detail, voluminous papers In regard to certain British subjects In Nebraska and elsewhere, who claim to have been wrong fully treated in the United States. Sir Julian, when asked about remarks of joint Intervention by Great Britain and the United States In Armenian affairs, stated that no proposition of that kind had been made through liim and that In point of fact he had never mentioned Turkish matters to Secretary Olney except In the most casual manner, and that was several weeks ago. Judgment Creditor's Priority. The court of appeals yesterday held In the case of theGottsChalkCompany against the Live Oak Distillery Company, that the Judgment creditor who acts first es tablishes a priority of claim against a debtor who can not par In full. This has been the rule here, and the opinion written by Justice Shepard affirms the decision of the court below. Tbe Li ve Oak Company holds $2,820 from the Patrick B. Dunn estate under this decision. IlniKekcopcrt.. Round Steak, 10c. Sirloin Steak, 12 l-2c. Porterhouse Steak, lc. Lamb, from Gc. to 15c. Roast Beef, 8 to 12 l-2c. J. n. Hoover. 7tli St. wing, 134-13G, Center Market. For FnUo Pretences. Norman Scheller wan arrested on a war rant last evening by Detectives Carter nnd Gallagher, charging hint wllU false pre tenses. Bclicllerobtalned from CliarlesIIun ter $10 by depositing a bicycle as security. Soon after this trie own'er"or the wheel claimed it and took It from Hunter, saying that Scheller had borrowed It without per mission. Stoll's great sale of sh oes Ladles' Men's Children's, nt less than wholesale cost. Don't buy shoes until you have visited this sale. Broom Day; Do You Wear Cork Soles? .ME.VS C0KK SOLE SHOES The most popular and fashion able men's tho on tho market to-day genuine cork sole f -lee ted leather fall calf lined hand-sewed welts In Con crest and Dalmoral stjrles good Talue eTerywhero at WOO. We tell the in at $4.40. The Jenness Miller bhoes. (More popular than erer.) $5.00. CROCKER'S 939 Penna. Ave. Open till 8 p.m. SutardsT, 10L33. Haven't you 'Seen some Of the Bfg Bargain Buying your Neighbors Have done In Our Removal Sale? Yon can do som? of it ""Terylhln? Is reduced everything to furnish a home is here. Houses Herrmann, 917. 919, 921 and 923 j .: SEVENTH ST. j 636 Mass. Ave- Old Age Comes soon enough yon needn't look old cetore your time, by ti earing a bald spot os your head. Semmes Electric Hair Restorer Will cover that bald Dot with a luxuriant growth of hair, 1h a comparatlrelr short time less than a month, Trr It. For salo at all drucglsta. All scalp diseases treated at mr parlors. Con-iultatl n Jree. Dr. J. SEMMES Dermatologist, 704 14th St. . W. Excelsior Auction House, 817 Market Space. S40.000 worth Dry Goods. Fancy Coeds. Ladies' Muslin Underwear, Hosiery. -Notions, Books of all kinds, Toys, etc., stock of goods from a largo New York department store. All goods to be sold to the highest bidder without re serve. Sale begins Monday at 10 a. m. and at 7 p. m., to continue until stock is disposed of. SEATS FOR LADIES. EXCELSIOR AUCTION BOUSE, 817 Market Space. i $ Lots in "0TTERB0URNE,": :$55Q up. "Otterboarno is situated directly opposite tho new hotel at -Htj Lhasa It Is the cnlj eabdirisloa la IbU beautiful and healthful section not con trolled by theCheTj Chase Co., and yet it U a pail of the suburb of Chery Chase. -"O tier bourne' ia easily accessi ble to the city, and the commuta tlou rat fmm any part of this city will be extremely low. lroperty in tblft section U enhancing rapid ly, and m lets than a year will be worth double what you pay for 1L Terms to suit T. 0. ANDERSOH & CO., 907 G St. t Koal Estate and Business Exchange. !''H We ghe away with every purchase of a Child's Suit or Orereaat a handsome Buck board. It you doubt our, prices or quali ties, come and exnmino them your self; we can soon convince you that we lead in Children's Clothing. Garner & Co. OUTFITTERS, N. E. 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