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s--9-r,-tiiy?vi-ir'siiti'' fntw TSSrv&fji&tt&tpfyeSSittXPf J'JIKl?V"siT!y mfcQW$-f$tini3Mk..'- - V TELE MOENING TiMJES. JsiQTOAY; IPEltTlUAIlY 3, 1S9G. 7 Our Great Carpet Sale Promises xo be thof-vtut-ef tUf season. c"rietd andl'uencTnll klitiS al mere fractloas-ot former prices. W. B. moses"& sons, F and Eleventh Sts. I "I iraut to bo the j Jeweler who comes I Into your mind first!"' Silver week means ever so I much 1 savin; C. H. DAVISON, Jeweler, 1105 F Street. GOAT CAUGHT THE GAS JET Singular Accident Which May Cost Isaac j ownsend His Life. Itetired for the Night Alter Arrang ing the Show Window in His Lit tle Cigar Store. Isaac W. Townsend. who keeps a cigar Store und uewB stand on Firth street, a few doors above D street, owes bis life to the fact that several people -wanted Sun day.paparayes.ierdaymorulng. Had .'yesterday not been Sunday, "when therels uri unusually large demand Tor news papers. Mr. Townsend would now lie dead Instead or lying at the Emergency Hospital In 'a -very critical condition. Mr. Townsend, mu is -well advanced in years, opened a cigar store and newsstand In a litUe room on Fifth street, near D, Several years afro. He has done a very good business, his principal customers be ing the lawyers and brokers who have officus hi tbe neighborhood. The old gen tleman had a partition which readied half way to itio ceiling built across the rear of the store and used the enclosed space us a sleeping apartment. Last nijrnt before -he retired he went to me smaii show window, winch contains a few boxes of cigars, to rearrange the display. Having doue this to Ins ansfat ttou he turned orr the gas and then reached back into the window to change the po sition of a box. As he straightened up his coal caught on the key of the gas Jet and half turned it, so that the gas could escape, Mr. Townsend did not notice that the gas was escaping, -and after locking the door he went into the rear room and retired. About 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning a man who wanted a Sunday paper tried the store door, and finding it locked peered in at the window to see if any one was about the store. lie noticed the half-turned key ou the gas jet, and EuspectiDg that all was not right, tried the door again. He stooped to the keyhole and detected the odor of gas. Hastening across the street lie notified police lieadquartcrs. Detectives Wcedon and Rhodes immediately went to the store and falling to arouse anyone, burht in the door. Mr. Townsend was found lying on the bed in the back room In an uncon scious condition. A call was turned in nnd he was hurried to Emergency Hospital in the police ambu lance. Life was almost extinct when the oid gentleman was placed ou the operating table, but after several hours' hard work the doctors managed to kindle the faint siark and toward evening the patient regained consciousness. He is far from out of danger and it was said at the hospital at a late hour last night that his condition "nab extremely critical. ATTACKED HIM WITH RAZORS. David BooneSweurs He Wn Tbugged by Three Men. David Boone, colored, reported to the police of the Fourth precinct at midnight that William Newman, John Wallace, and Harry Wallace, colored, had attacked him with razors at Third street and Virginia avenue. He was breathless when he entered the station, and several cuts in his clothiug bore out his statement. He was not injured, but nid that was only because lie had escaped by running. Boone is janitor at Mt. Zion Colored Baptist Church, and earlier In the night had ejected the men who assaulted him for disorderly conduct. The police took the scent at once. Disreputable IIoumj Raided. Adisrcputablehouse kept by Maria Hatley on Third. bet wecnFandG streets southwest, was raided last night and several inmates captured. One ol Uie girls taken into custody gave her age as sixteen years. Whites and blacks were found in the deu and the color line was not drawn. The policemen who made the raid areScramlin, Knupfer, Hughes and Auguste. SOOTH tin m Continued from First Page. mortally hurt- The town's people received the Insurgents with cheers, hhoutsof "Viva Cuba Libre" were heard on all sides and the invaders were surrounded by men and women as well who wished them success and told of their woes unucr Spanish rule. The poor people of the town told Garcia that they were -without food, and had been eating nothing but cane from near by plan tations for days, as there was no work and no money. The rebel leader then ordered the store l:eeiers to oieu their doors and told the people to hei p t hemset vcs. O ueshop keeper who resisted was shot. About twenty stores were looted of provisions, shoes and clothing. Therailroad fetation was burned. Then the invaders left the town. As toon aa they were gone, the Spanish volunteers issued from the church and fired into thu defenseless crowd of people in the streets, killing twenty-rour, Including sev eral women and children. It is claimed that these people were among those who looted the stores, bat even the Spanish papers say some were innocent of. the crime of taking food to prevent starvation. 1 1 SfKt &Qfe J It's p . selling tliis clotliing stock for one-third less than marked prices "but we're doing it for a good purpose. Empties all the counters and shelves giving us plenty of room for the spring goods, and beings in lots of new trade we wouldn't get otherwise. The "new" pants prices particularly ought to in terest you now 'cause more than, likely you've a "pants need" to be filled. 52 OQ for all that were $3.00 $3.35 for all that were $5.00 $4.00 for all that were $6.00 $5.00 for all that were $7.50 Corner 7tli anfl E Sts. H. W. NO BRANCH STOKE IN WASHINGTON. CAUGHT AFTER ONE YEAR Detectives Located Edward Mc Laughlin for an Old Theft. Ho Is Charged with Having Stolen Several Pieces of Jowelry In This City. An example of skillful detective work was furnished last night by Detectives Carter anil Gallagher, when they arrested Edward McLaughlin, after a chase of nearly a year. McLaughlinis charged with having stolen a diamond pin and a gold thimble from Miss Mary E. Patten, or No. 2122 Massa chusetts avenue. He was employed. n.s a coachman by the rattens. Miss Patten and the other members or the household attended a reception. on .the .afternoon of March 25, 1895. McLaughlin did not drive on that day, urging illness as nil excuse. During the absence of Miss Mary Mc Laughlin lie invaded her boudoir. He inspected the furnishings of the room. HeapproprJntcd several photographs which the young lady held dear, and tore several letters iuto- luts. From Miss Mary's worklKx he took a gold thimble, which the youug lady used in embroidery. A-brilliant diamond plu sparkled on the dressing case and helook this. The losses -were reported to police head quarters that uiglit. Mrs. Patten sus pected McLaughlin and dismissed him. He wrote to Miss Pnjttcn, asking to be re tained, but his plea was useless. He gave the jewels, to a person from whom the detective, recovered them. McLaugh lin Wed. He was heard of at New York, Buffalo, Montreal, and other cities. A few days ago 'he was seen in the vicinity of the Patten residence and arrested. He is locked up at police station No. G. FOUGHT WITH A CLUB. William Newcumb Severely Cut by George Johnson. William Newcomb, living at No. 708 Princeton street northwest, sustained several ugly scalp wounds yoterday after noon at the corner of Brightwood and Whitney avenues, as tiie result of a fight with George W. Johnson of No. 322 Bright wood avenue. Johnson, who Is the son of ex-Lieut-Johnson, was out walking in the country with several pet dogs as escorts. One of the canines became lost, when his master whistled for him. 'At this moment New comb, considerably under the influence of liquor, came up, and anxious for a fight, exclaimed "I'm all the dog you're look ing for." Johnson, not wishing any trouble, evaded the man and passed on. Newcomb turned about and followed him. As Johnson took a car going toward his home Newcomb did likewise- When the former alighted the latter got off too. Newcomb approached him and im mediately commenced to fight. Johnson struck his antagonists head, inflicting two deep cuts four or five Inches in length. Policeman Coffin took Johnson into custody. No. 8 patrol wagon was tele phonedfor and Newcomb removed to Frecd man's Hospital. At the station Johnson was released on $300 bonds. Newcomb is still confined to the hospital, but is reported to be improv ing. VOICE OF LABOR HEARD. ilr. T. A. Muupin's Address Before the Anti-Saloon League. A well attended temperance meeting was held last evening at the North Presbyterian Church, on N street, between Ninth and Tenth streets. The meeting was under the auspices of the local branch of the National Anti Saloon League. The music was by Uic choir of the church, composed of ten young voices under the direction of Miss Florence Itidwcll, with Mr. Danzcubaker as organist. The nieeUng was presided over by Mr. J. S. Blacksford, treasurer of the league, and the opening address was by Mr. T. A Maupin of the Ordcrof Good Templars. The country, he said, was being moved by Uie unrest ot Uie laboring classes; they were demanding the government owner ship of railroads, telephone and tele graph. The labor question is of immense importance and magnitude and would one day shake the country Trom center to clrcumsiaij'. like the French revolu tion of 1879. Mrs., Margaret B. Plait, president or Uie District W. C. T. U, was announced as the next speaker, but she declined in favor of Mrs. Charlton Edholm of the Florence Crittenton Help and Home Mission. Mrs. Ediiolm explained Uie purposes of Uic Help and Home Mission. Preceding the meeting the annual elec tion or officers of the North Church Temper ance Society was held and resulted as fol lows: President, W. F. Works;; vice president. Joenh H. Fisk: secretary. Miss Kale Hendricks; treasurer. Miss selby. Policeman's Son Injured. Clarence Bremcrman. the seven-year-old son of Policeman Bremcrman, living at No. 932 Florida avenue northwest, fell and broke his collar bone yesterday afternoon. Thlrteen-Xear-Old Girl Missing. Fannie Thornton, colored, thirteen years old. was reported to the police last night as missing from her home, No. 92G V street. Moneys "-Up. 1 (gives us the opportun-l 1 ity to place on sale 1 I I LADIES' $3.50 I y f ,, iiiiiiiiiiwiniif'"MaMa (Mwfe 930 and 932 7th St. NW.- 1914-and 1916 Pa. Ave. NW. 233 Pa. Ave. SE WAS STRICKEN IN HIS STUDY Rev. Dr, Patoh Attacked Stroke of Paralysis. by His Condition, While Grave, Is Be lieved to Warrant the llopo of Recovery. The Rev. George B. Patch, pastor of Gunton Temple Memorial Church, Presby terian, was stricken with paralysis shortly burore 11 o'clock yesterday morning while in his study at his residence, 1323 It street northwest. His condition Is serious, but the physician in charge is hopeful of his re covery. His right side, including the brain, is affected. Dr. Patch had just removed his slippers and was leaning over while seated in an easy chair putting on his street shoes, pre paratory to going to ills church, when over come. He fell heavily to the floor. The noise attracted the attention of the housemaid who was at work on the floor above. She hurriedly ran to the study and there found the doctor prostrate. She spoke to him but he did not answer. Seeing the doctor's condition she hastily left the house and went next door, where she notiried llrs. lioytiton, wife of Gen. Boynton, who Immediately went to the sick man's aid. Dr. Carey of No. 1307 R street was summoned and he rendered med ical assistance and succeeded in resusci tating the unconscious pastor. Mr. T. D. Wtiyte, another neighbor, was called In. Mrs. Patch was teaching her clasj in Sunday school when informed of the mis fortune that had overtaken her husband. She Immediately returned home, but be came dazed when she entered his room. He recognized her only for a moment. The Rev. T. De Witt Talmage called at noon. His voice was recognized by Dr. Patch, who tried to engage in conversa tion. His remarks were audible and sensi ble at limes, but there would be long in tervals of Incohereucy. During theday nearly every member of the congregation called and expressed their sympathy. Dr. Patch is a native of Vermont and is about fifty-nine years of age. He lias nxxi actively engaged as a pastor in this city for the last twenty years. He has preached to his present congregation for fourteen years. Both at the morning and evening services yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Colquitt Pratt, formerly an Episcopal rector, and now a member of the congregation, officiated in the pulpit. Dr. Talmage will preach next Sunday morning. Atalatehourlastnlghtitwasrcportcdthat Dr. Patch was resting quietly, and that the doctor thought his condition would be great ly improved in the morning. For Whipping Ills Wife. Sullivan Favor, a jeweler, was arrested last night on the charge of having whipped his wife Sarah. The" woman was quite badly hurt. Policeman Gibson made the arrest. Ono of the Crow Hill Gang. Julius C. Wilson, a memberot the famous Crow Hill gang, was locked up at No. 2 stntion last night by Policeman Cooper for an alleged assault upon Cordelia Toting of O street alley. POKER FLAT TODAY. Its Census Numbers Eight Persona AboveGroiindand Eighty Beneath. San Francisco Call. Half an hour of slow descentand Ave reach the head of the canon by a sharp turn in the trail. At last we are in Poker Flat, the wild mining camp ot 1852, that turned out $700,000 in gold bullion in a single month and then celebrated the event wiUi a triple hanging. It was Poker Flat, too, that experienced a spasm ot virtue soon after the tragic affair, and under its regenerating influence sent forth the outcast wanderers or Bret Harte's story to die of cold and starvation on the snow-bound road to Sandy Bar. There are no Oakhurstsat Poker Flat now, and "Uncle Billy" has no counterpart In the present population, for the very simple reason that there are no sluice boxes to rob and no money to win over the gambling table. Our greeting was not cordial. Mr. Rugg laid it ail to the snow plants which we had gathered and, going into mountain lore, told of families that had been separated by taking this bulb of evil omen Into Uie sacred precincts of the home. To carry a snow plant is to have bad luck. Conceal it as you will, those with whom you come in contact will somehow divine your secret andshun you accordingly. Xourpaystreak will peter out, you will never hold more than one small pair, theslickcns men from Marysville will catch you napping over a mouitor and most likely your wife will run away with a tin-horn gambler, who will turn out later as a confirmed sluice rob berall of this if you carry a snow plant. So runs the folk lore of the hills. Gold was discovered in Poker Flat in 1852, and two years later 2,000 people had gathered in this rich canon. There were rifteen stores, five hotels, three dance halls and seven gambling houses. In 1856 a circus came to town and sold l ,500 tickets at $20 each. The following year a man named Joslyn picked up a nugget worth 5-1,000. To celebrate his good luck he got full and offered the whole piece to his partner in exchange for the latter's wife. The man accepted, and, without the for mality of divorce proceedings, Joslyn and the woman were married and left town. Two days after he committed suicide at Gilisonvllle. His former partner also left town and bought some land near San Jose. Two years ago, on August 22, he died, wealthy and respected, at a good old age,. but it is doubtful If more than half a dozen people in the world knew how the founda tion ot his, fortune was laid. Advice to a Candidate. "I know what I'll do," said Uie young candidate. "I'll lay in a big supply of plug tobacco, and every time I meet one of the hayseeds I'll offer him a chew." "You will do nothing of the sort," said his manager. "You will go out without a bit and borrow a chew from every man you meet. .Haven't you got sense enough o know that the man you are under obli gations to always feels warmer toward you 'han the man you have done a favor?" I Indianapolis Journal. III! HE II Jt WilLB8:stf6lCpnference 'With a Motion to' kon-Concur. WHAT THE K PROMISES House Will He Buy "With the Appro priation liillrijuna MoUtluo Mutter. Prospects of 'Some Debate in the iSenato Over Cuba una Other Meas ures Keudy fov Consideration. Whcu the .bond:sale bill, with the Senate's free coinage amendments is reported in the House of Representatives touuy, It will probably be referred to the Committee on WaysandMeans.and ifso, on Tuesday next, when the committee meets, It will iindoubl-, edly recommend noil-concurrence .in Luc Senate amendment. But whether or not1 this bill so amended shall be permitted at once to engage (lie attention ot the House to the exclusion tot other business-, 1ms -not been determined. The probabilities are said to be that it will be sent to conference without much de bate, and the House will proceed with the appropriation bills. The District of Columbia appropriation bill will come up Monday for further, and It is hoped, final consideration. The agricultural appropriation bill is already on the Calendar, and the Indian and military bills are .simply waiting to be re ported from the committees having charge ot their preparation. . BAYARD RESOLUTION. The Foreign Affairs Committee will be ready at some time during the week to re port the resolution censuring Ambassador Bayard for his speeches at Edinburgh and Boston, England, and uninteresting debate will doubtless occur, when that matter Is called up for action. The Senate does not convene again until Tuesday. It has -no unfinished business berore it, and consequently the course of procedure during the week may depend largely upon the action or the Finance Com mittee upon the tariff bill. Republicans hope to be able to report that measure Tuesday, but Mr. Jones of Nevada, who holds the balance of power hi the Senate committee and who has in sisted upon the sugar schedule being raised liithesameproporiionastiieoiherschcduleH, stated yesterday (hat lie thought the bill would not be ready to report on Tuesday. CUBA MAY COME UP. Mr. Dubois has kept his ic-olullon pro viding for a distribution ot the appropria tion bills among the various committees In the background because of his dealre not to antagonize the silver bill. That being now out of the way it is not un likely that lie may call tbh resolution up at an early date. The Cuban leaolutlons adopted Inst week and the Davis resolutions on the Monroe doctrine, both of rWhieh are ou the calendar, may possibly be taken up, and if so will afford abundantQPPOrtuuity for delude. The majority and minority report In the Dupont case. Involving the seat of a Senator from Delaware, will be called up as a privilegi.nl question by Mr. Mitchell, chairman of the Conlmittee on Privileges and Elections, at the first opportunity. For routine matter, the Senate has the urgent deficiency and pension appropria tion bills ready Tor consideration. "Neither of them Is likely to call out any great amount of discussion. BIRTHDAY OK POTATOES. That Ih, It It i300. Years Since They Appeared Mil England. N"ew "York Press. How about the potato". How -about to bacco? Has Uie-civilized, world beenmt.so, ungrateful? Has It forgotten. Its true bene factors while it reared moiiuments to ani mate things? Alasl it seems so. It remained for an Australian to recall the fact that in 1500, just 300 years ago, Sir Waller Raleigh brought to England the tobacco plant and (lie potato plant the one a. luxury that man never tires of, the other a food that nobody ever tires of. At first only aristo crats might enjoy them. Now thepotatoandtlie tobacco planthave conquered all the world. The potato has made man strong, the tobacco plaut helped to keep him sweet tempered. Australia says we should celebrate Uih anniversary. Australia is right. We should. Let us have potato conventions, potato ex hibitions, potato poems! Let us have to bacco plays, in which, on first .seeing Sir Walter Raleigh with feet outstretched ns lie blew out great puffs in gentle rov-rle, the servant dashed a pail of cold water over his master. This is the year of the potato. Three cheers for Uie potato! May thoughts or it assuage British greed and a potato poultice cool the fevered brow of the German Em peror! Apropos of the anniversary, it is Inter esting to know that the Roanoke iciunty Memorial Association appeals for aid from the smokers, chewers and other users of tobacco. The aid desired takes Uie form or the coin of the realm, but the purpose for which It is wanted is unique. It is to mark in a fitting way the spot where tobacco was first found by a civilized people. The ground has been surveyed, and pre parations for the monument have been be gun, but money for its completion is lack ing. Therefore Uie assoclaUon sends forth its plea to every man who has in smoke found surcease of worldly care. It is sug gested that each smoker deny himself of one cigar, and forward the amount to Graham Daves, of Newberu, N. C. , The Apple That Webster Gave. There is an old apple tree back of the old Doty homestead, on Doty Island, in Neenah, Wis., which has a history. It is a tree which grew from apple seeds planted by ex-Gov. James Duane Doty.- When Mr. Doty was appointed Territorial judge of Wisconsin by President Fillmore, and was about to leave Washington, the great Daniel Webster shook hands with him and bade him good-bye. at the same time handing him a big red apple. Webster then split the apple in twb, and he took one half and Doty the other The seeds from Doty's half were brought totthis place and planted, and all there iseft now is an old withered tree, almost retdy.,to fall. The Doty homestead across the river still remains and Is In a good state of preser vaUon. It is ah old log house, and before the new Roberts' summer resort was built it was used !& tf'sumraer hotel. An old register whichwhsj used in this hostelry is still preservjJ by; Mrs. Roberts, and on on its pages arp the autographs of some of the noted men. ot 'the country who used to come here to catch fish in Lake Winne bago. Among, Uiem were the names of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Gen. Anson Stager, Gen. W. T. Sherman, Walter Q. Gresham, William Pitt Kellogg, George Jay Gould, Emmons Blaine, John B. For aker, Perry H. Smith, and a score of others not quite so prominent. Milwaukee Sen tinel. Why He Was Surprised. Chipper I was surprised to see Skimper smoking a cigar just now. Lipper I don't see why you should be; he is an inveterate patron of the weed. Chipper Yes; but in this instance he was smoking a cigar he had paid for himself. Atlanta Constitution. Baldness Falling Hair,, Dadruff, Facial Blomislies and Skin Tiisoasps promptly and permanently cureii. Dlt.- J. KEM.MES, 704 14ih at, near G, ' Office and. Residence- SS&VEDFQUBL1VES Government, However, Thinks Too Ftoh Money Was Spent. SAYS A GENERAL MUST PAY Qtiurtornnster'H Account M Charged to Him Why Brigadier General Car lin Seeks Heller From Congress. Officer. Under film Volunteered to Rescue Starving Hunter. The age ot chivalry ln'tfie Army is about past, if money conslderaUons must count. The most enthusiastic follower or the Chevalier Bayard will soon loie. heart if all hi.s exploits are to bo measured by dollars and cents. Gen. William P.' Carlin, in his" old ape, evidently lini-tt think so. " ! During a great snowstorm in the autumn' of 1893, Gen. Carlliu then hi command ot the Department ot the Columbia, au thorized a search party to go to the aid of five men who were snowbound in the Hitter Root Mountains. Before the men were rescued searching narUtS weru ordered out from various posts. It was three weeks before four of Uie men werfi rescued, nearly starved to death, the other had been lost. MONEY FOR RESCUE. In trying to .save the lives of these peo ple, certain expenses were incurred. Snow shoes, toboggans, and moccasins, arUtles soldiers heldom have, hud to be purchased. In addtilou. rubber boots were purchased and money was silent for the services ot boatmen, packers, guides, and couriers, in all, $1,108.85 were spent in this man ner. The assistant qtatrtermaster paid the bills under orders rrom Gen. Ca-lin and now the War Department is holding him responsible for thia amount. Gen. Carlin has asked Congress lo relieve Iilm from this payment. The chief charge made against the expenditure is that his son was one of the party, and that the j money was spent unnecessarily. Gen. Carlin already has paid out over 1,400 for expenses incurred In this fearch, for which lie asks tm return. This amount in cluded $500 which was divided among members or the Fourth United Stales Cav alry who volunteered for the search; $250 for a guide; $550 for the expenses ot the party of hunters, and a number X email items. The Mory Is one which is common umong the regulnr-. Especially on the frontier have United Stales soldiers been kept busylookingarterv.eimirc.-omecomitrymen. Whenever Tire, flood, or other disaster has overtaken any part or the people of the United States, available troops have al ways ruvhed to the rescue without hesita tion as to pergonal risk or sacrifice in volved, or without question as to the use or United States property In the-perform-ance or s.ich acts of humanity. In September, 1893, a party of five men left Spokane, Wash., for a hunting expe dition in the spurs ot the Bitter Root Mountains, embraced by the branches ot Clear Water River, In Idaho. The region tx uninhabited and inaccessible save in sum mer time. It was passed ever by Lewis and Clarke, the great explorers, on their way to Columbia River in the year 1S0G, but was so rugged and inhospitable that they came near perishing, and would have perished but Tor the kindlier ot the Indian west of the mountains. In the year 1893 the rainy season set in unusually early, and In September the high mountains and ridges were covered with snow. FOUND. AT LAST. Nothing, was heard or the party until November 7. when Gen. Carlin, tiiCu al Vancouver Barracks, received a telegram from Sjhjkane f-aying that it was rumored that the party was snowed la and could" not get out without help. This report excited much sympathy among the orrtcer-?, and Lieut. Charles P. Elliott of the Fourth Cavjlrj begged to be ordered out with a parly of tils men to search Tor Uie lost citizens. Gen. Carlin granted Lieut. Elliott's re quest and gave the necessary instructions for the movement and supply ol the ue tachmenL Subsequently he ordered out two small partie-i under Lieut. Overton, of the Fourth Cavalry, and Lieut. Voorhis, Fourth Cavalry. He al.-o requested, by telegram, Major Gen. Sehofield, com manding the Army, to direct the general commanding Uie Department ot Dakota, to send out a party from Fort Missoula, Mon. Major Gen. Sehofield did this. In order to penetrate so rough and un known a region, the officers in command of the parUes ordered out to search for the men supposed to be perishing, or possibly murdered by Indians, it was necessary for them to .hire civilians as guides and packers to build boats and to buy snow shoes, toboggans, forage, food for men, "and ro pay the prices of that region. It is for these articles that the War Department holds Gen. Carlin responsible. The party was not found until November 22 by Lieut. Elliott. They were exhausted by starvation and exposure and were nearly gone when found. Gen. Scborfeld, under date of September 24, 1S95, say3 Gen. Carleii was only following the well-known customs of the Army in trying to rescue this partv of hunters. The use of govern ment property, incluiling returns for such purposes lias never been questioned. "But where," he adds, "the necessities of Use service involved the purchase of supplier uot provided by the quartermaster's and subsistence departments of the Army, the matter assumes a new aspect I am not aware whether such purchases have ever been made for such a purpose. If it is considered within the limits or admin istrate discretion to approve the pur chases made in this case I recommend that it be done. It not, I respectfully suggest thnt the matter be brought to the atten tion of Congress, in order that a bill rro ..,! . ..nconrx. Tfiirf ninv he oasjod." vlding Uie necessary relief may be passed.' PICTTJUESQTTE SNAKE DEN. Subterranean Home otMyrindsof Rep tiles Accidentally Discovered. Indianapolis News. Rattlesnake Creek, a small stream that empties into the Wabash River from the north a few miles from Lockport. Is one of the most beautiful and picturesque streams in Northern Indiana. One of the descendants of a pioneer settler In thnt region yesterday related Uie story that gave the name to this stream. Several miles up Trom the muuth ot the creek, near where the two main branches which Torm the stream meet, lived Mort Ellis, about fifty years ago. The pioneer's cabin stood on the brow of a long sloping hill, at the foot of which was a.sprlng which supplied Uic family with water. In those early days rattlesnakes were quite numerous, and cs specially so in the Ellis neighborhood, and the father cautioned hi srour little girls to be very careful in their play lest they be bitten. One Sabbath afternoon, as the children were playing in the yard, one ot the little girls, now Mrs. Alice Wilson of Kokomo, suddenly broke through the ground and fell into an aperture up to her arms, ller cries soon brought out the family, and in drawing her from the cave three rattlesnakes were found hanging to her clothing. Down in the small cave could be seen many other poisonous reptiles. Although it was the Sabbath and Mr. Ellis was a devout Quaker, yet he deemed the occasion one ot moment, and he sent for several ot his neighbors, and with them attacked the den ot snakes, and when they got through with their work C21 dead rattlers were piled up in the yard. An examinaUon disclosed the fact that the spring at the foot ot the hill from which the family used water was connected by a passage to the snakes' den. COL I THLE HEA.r,5-atarrti. and Headache liumeu lately relieved by Capitol Catarrh Cure. 25 cents. cov7 -3mo'8XS 1 February! . . I The Meaning We don't want, our friends to think us pedantic; we certainly are not running- a kindergarten, but the name of the month interests us. We've found out that it is derived from the Latin word FEBRTJO to purify by sacrifice That applies so aptly to our stock and our intentions that we can't help mentioning- it Just on tlte eve of our departure for market we pro pose now to clean out THE ODDS AND ENDS, even if vrfi U ave to make a great sacrifice to do it - Don't Fail All $5 trousers to order. $12 $11 $10 $9 trousers.to order. . $S $7 $6 trousers to MERTZ and MERTZ, 906 F Street. ! VfettV & February Is just between hay and grass, as the farmer would say. Winter trade is over and spring trade has not begun. It's a cleaning-up month with us, and to push business we make prices so low that you must buy. You will find your money gets richer and fuller bargains here than anywhere else. Our prices are always the lowest for like quality, and a cut in them, however small, means much. Now we are going to make a big cut, and put our entire stock of Furniture into this sale at a cash discount of 20 per cent. This means a chance that you can't afford to overlook. 20 per cent. Discount off our prices, which are the lowest in town, quality con sidered . puts good Furniture with in thj reach of alL Carpets. 1 .200 yards Union Ingrain Car pets. I-'S wool. Regular price, 50c. Now 25c a yard to close them out. 1-1 patterns of good. Tapestry Carps-is, 43c a yard. Several patterns Wilton Vel vets. Regular price. SI. 25 a yard. Now 74c. to close. All our best Tapestry Brussels. Regular price. S Oca. yard. At59c 25c Jointlesi Matting, 19c. Jap. Rugs. 4x7 Rugs, -worth $4.50. for $2 20. 0xO Rugs, worth $7.50, for $4.20. fxt2 "Rugs, worth SiS.OO, Tor $8.40. CORNER PA. AVE. POLICE ARE DISAPPOINTED Think Congress Treated Them Shabbily in the Appropriation. Officials, However, Are Thankful for "What They Did Get and Still Hope. The District appropriation bill adopted by the fult House committee on Thursday last was a disappointment to the men of the metropolitan police department. The bill appropriates $570,730, asagainst the estimate of $703,415 and an appropria tion for 1SS6 of $558,745. The bill pro vides for the increase ottwenty-sixsalarles. The police say this is not enough. It Is neither what the department needs nor what it expected. One hundred additional men would not relieve Uie pressure on the prCbent anxious and hard-worked force. Lieut. Amiss, in command ui uie xirsi. precinct, covering the central part of the city, told The Times that the increase was so small that it would not be felt. The, regular beats were, too large and property was exposed to thieves by the insufficient strength of the force. Tht-First precinct needed two more men particularly for duty at the Ninth street -and Pennsylvania- avenue crossing. This crossing stood as niuch in need of pro tection as the Ninth and F, Seventh and Pennsylvania avenue and Fifteenth street and New York avenue. Lieut. Kelly, in command of the Sixth precinct, covering the central secUon ot the city east of Seventh street, and west of the Capitol, felt disappointed. The force needed recruits. Lieut- Vernon, in command of the Fourth precinct, the criminal precinct or the city, was so pressed ror men that he could not spare one to act as precinct detective. The beats were long, dark anduangerous. Inspector HoHInberger thought the esti mates had been cut down too much. Par simony in dealing with the police depart ment of a great city might be false economy. Detective Wcedon said he was disappointed, at the appropriation and Detective Horn said, "who wouldn't be." Detective Lacy said that he had hoped for better days. Detective Helan said that the population increased, but the force did not Detective Boyd said the growth of crime tells the needs or the department. Detective Gallagher said he was down in the month, aud Detective Carter said the estimates for the police had been cut till the hearts of the police bled. . Sergt. Perry said that the powers are against the force, and Mr. Burns said that probably there are already too many police men on duty at night to please the average Congressman. Detective Hartlgan thought they might get the rcquireu increase were a lvvr Congressmen to be touched by blot-catchers and hall-sneaks. ir Congress co u!'J only hear Uie opinions of the policemen! Scrgt.Daly said thata proposition to raid Congress would receive his support, where upon Druee, Kennedy, llatton, Snyder. Hughes, Angust,Knuprer,MiUuire. Senroed cr, Muller, Mohl and tho whole gang volun teered their services. Sergt. Smith sall it would notbe necessary to go to theCapiloI to raid Congress men, and Ottoman said heknewof several Joints where Congressmen held informal, all-night ses sions. Down In the Sixth Sergt. Falvcy, Desk Sergt. Garner. Mansfield, Oliver, Creagh, Lynch.Hayes.MulveyaudTlpHarlowsigBed a petition to have the Capitol building taken out of their precinct. j Tiie police ueparniieni. ts aisappotnteu. of the Word. to Get E- order. Carpet Rugs. Rug3, 1 1-2 yards long, fringed, 95c. Carpet Rugs, made up ot the remnants, bordered alt around, in sizes to fit most any room, ac remnant prices. Hassocks, 25c. Laces. All our SIS. $17.50. $16. 15. SI 4.50. 13.50, $12.50 and Sll Ecru. Tambour, and Irish Point Curtains at $7.90 a pair. All our S6, S5 and $4 Chenille Portieres at $2.50 a pair. Opaque Shades, 2 yartis loQg, 29c. Upholstery Materials at cut prices. Carpets, Furniture 9 and Drapery. and EIGHTH STREET. THREW HOT WATER ON HEI Edward Burl in a Fit of Bag Brutally Scalded His Wife, Supper WaNot Ready and He DnsbejJ the Content- of the Kettle at Hlf Helpmate. , Edward Burl, colored, drenched his win Settle with boiling water Iastnight. and tha woman now lies at Freedman's Hospital in a precarious condition. TheBurlslive atNo. 343 Van strcetsouth west, and last night the husband returned home drunk. Supper was on the tabla and a kettle of water steamed on the stove. The wife reminded the husband or a promisa he bad made to return sober. This pricked his conscience- and he grew wrathy. He knocked her down with his fist, and while she was prostrate, the man took th kettie from the stove and fiendishly poured the boiling water over the head, face and breast of the shrieking woman. She stag geretl rrom the house, aroused theneighbon and the police or the Fourth precinct sen: in a call for the police ambulance, whicl conveyed the woman to Freedman's. la the excitement the man escaped, but will ht captured today. Violated the Utah. Act. William Contee and Mary Tillman, both colored, were arrested early yesterday morn ing by Policemen Cochran and Morgan and landed at No. 2 station for the viola tios of the Edmunds act. "810" of the clearance sale has many induce ments for shoe buyers. MEN'S Satin Calf Eals. and Cong., all styles. Razor. Square and Plain Toes, all sizes. $3 and $3.50 at.. S1.9S MEN'S French Patent Calf Iials., Razor and Opera Toes, all sizes, regular Si and $4.50, at SS.9S " MEN'S Calt Rate.. Razor. Glohe or Plain Toes. Light or fleavySoles.allsizes, reg ular $-4 and $4.50, at....S2.9S LADIES Lace or Button, Rnzor.Squareor Opera Toe. all stzes. regular $2.50 and S3, at S1.48 LADIES Hand-sewed Lace or Button, all styles and sizes, regular $3 and 53.50,. at..- -.S3..9S Stoll's "810" Seventh. St. N.W. i. S3.50 16.50 S5.00 The First ..h.