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THEY came yester
day. We refer to
a lot of sevent3r
. five Suits of Navy Blue,
Rough Diagonal Chev
iot. They are single
breasted sacks only.
Are st3Tlishly cut, lined
with Italian cloth, will
fit perfectly, and the
price is only
Fifteen or sixteen
fifty is what they would
cost in any other store
in town, and the custom
folks couldn't duplicate
them under $22.50 or
Many people ask if
we are going out of the
Shoe business because
.we are selling good
Shoes" at such low
NOT. The low prices
are caused by a new
head of the department
who doesn't like some of
the stock bought by his
predecessor, and as
usual you reap the bene
fit. As little as half
for some lots. Most all
styles. Calf, Patent
Calf and Russets. See
MaterA 1'eitU'S
Credit MnrA
A Summer
We Invite our patrons to Inspect
our great variety of iron bedsteads
the only kind for hot weather the
kind that is clean and Impervious to
This beautiful JKOX BKD.
' Good Wo en-Wire Spiing,
and Cotton-Top - Mattress,
complete, only
Mayer & Pettit,
Reliable Outfitters,
415 Seventh St. N. W.
I Artist-Mercliant I
I Tailors I
A Cannot surpass in style &
0 or fit any garment we sell a
h you. Making Clothing good 0
p Clothinjr is our forte. We v
J make TO FIT and TO PLEASE jjj
J in every detail. v!
We are selling
f Worth SSat $5.00
f Worth $12 at $f .50 4
1 Worth $15 at $10.00
J Cannot be equaled anywhere. K
I M. Dyrenforth & Co.,
Y 621 Penn. Ave. N. W. x
K Under Metiopolitan Hotel.
from the heat In tbo first hot wave of tho
summer. Prepare a cool and delightful
jelief lor them iu your storo heforc that
fust one arrives. Electric Fans will do
this. They pay for themselves twice a day
in saving wear and tear on your nervous
hyfctcui. We will telephone jou all the in
formation you want. Call us up. 'Phono 77
U. S. Electric Lighting Co.,
213 Mth Street N. W.
Sweet Oregon Pru.ics. 5c
Aihuckle's Package Coffee, 20c.
Lnrzest Cans Best Tomatoes. Cc.
Java and Mocha Coffee, 10
Johnstons, 729 7th St.
j ejiiniiiiiitHifiiiiTTTTTTTnTTTTTTTmnfmina
" Sheet Music. . 5
P All the latest selections from th". 5
-fc opera Madeleine. Strings for all in- 3
struments. Our oc and 10c music is the
E best in the city. 2
E GEO. J. KUCKKIt, 012 9 Ii St. X. W. 5
H ' l
Col. Tracey's Official Report of
the Workhouse Incdent.
Criticism of the Delay In Reporting
tbo Affulr to Intoudont Stouten
burg President Kelly of Butchers'
Protective Association Mukvs
Charges of Extortion.
Col. John Traccy, superintendent of char
ities, spent Saturday afternoon at the work
house investigating the charge preferred
against Albert Yost, overseer of the fe
male department, of having shot Sadie
Carter, an inmate, under such circumstances
as justified tfie suspicion that it was reck
lessly done, and today made a report to
the Commissioners stating as his conclu
sion from the information received that
the 'unfortunate occurrence" was acci
dental, the overseer being engaged in
shooting birds at the time.
Col. Tracey adds, however, that the
iutcudent was not informed of the intended
use of the gun a cat rifle borrowed, with
which to shoot birds or of its being in
the possession of Tost, by whom it was
The overseer, he says, whatever he may
have thought of the importance of the
occurrence, or of the character of the
injury inflicted, lie should certainly have
reported what had happened immediately
to the office of the inteiident and the
hosprtal, with both of which the female
workhouse is connected by the institu'
tional telephone line.
The shooting happened Tuesday evening,
at 7 o'clock, and was not reported to Dr.
McDonald, the resident physician, until
shortly after 11. Early next morning, Dr.
.McDonald says, lie explored for the shot,
bur was unable to locate it.
Dr. Bovee, the visiting physician, took
the case In hand, but the ball has not yet
been found. Dr. McDonald further said
Uiat the patient Is doing well and there
are no serious symptoms.
Yost explained that he did not report
the shooting at ouce because he had other
pressing duties at the time, and for the
additional reason that he did uot belipve
the woman was much injured.
"For his tardiness lie expressed much re
gret," Col. Tracey says, "explaining that
the affair happened while he was so very
busy with regular duties." Since the "af
fair happened,'.' according to his own
statement, while he was shooting birds, it
is presumed that occupation is made part
of his daily avocation.
Col. Tracey's report covers the evidence
given by the victim of the shooting and
four others, Including Tost, the overseer.
All agree that the shooting was. accidental.
Yost is also given the reputation of a
careful man, though new to his duties
Of his present position. He has been
four years an employ of the institution,
but in charge of outdoor workmen, and
never before had a charge made agaiust
him. He has been lu the regular army,
serving twelve years.
The Commissioners yesterday submitted
to Chairman Babcock of the House Dis
trict Committee a copy of a letter addressed
to them by Health Officer Woodward, in
which he passes upon the merits of House
bill 7077, to incorporate the AVashiugton
Homeopathic Medical College, the opinion
being in the main adverse to the enact
ment. In their report upon the bill the Commis
sioners disapprove of the measure and refer
to the health officer's communication as
setting forth reasons why the proposed
legislation is not advisable.
Dr. Woodward says it is his understand
ing that the bill under consideration was
drawn to meet the objections presented to
a former measure introduced for the same
purpose, and he adds that it does in fact
meet the chief defects in the original bill,
but that one sentence of his report upon
the original bill will still apply, and that
is that "while purporting to be a homeo
pathic Institution, there is not a homeo
pathic physician among its incorporators,
nor does it receive recognition from the
representative body of homeopathic prac
titioners in the District."
Health Officer Woodward adds that unless
thereis some general law by which the terms
of the proposed charter can he enforced,
and violations punished, a clau.-e should
be added to the bill to enable the Commis
sioners or other officers to secure that end.
President John R. Kelly of the Butchers'
Protective Association recently addressed
a communciation to the District Commis
sioners, in which, In behalf of the asso
ciation, he charged that the members are
occupying stalls in the Washington Market
Company's building, known as the Center
Market, under rates arbitrarily imposed
by the company, which, from being so
exorbitant, will practically deprive Uiem
of a profit upon their business, and the
Commissioners are asked what, 'fa ay, steps
have been taken by them to carry out the
requirement imposed by section 2, of the
Market Company's charter.
This section relates to the adjustment
by the Commissioners of rents nr stalls
and stands, and the Butchers' -sso-ialion
asks that action be taken at once, in the
belief that the authority to contr 1 and
establish rates, fair and equitable to both
the company and the dealers, is tonferrcd
upon the District authorities.
President Kelly says the association
has appealed to the company for relief,
but without mail.
The letter was dated March 7, and upon
its receipt was referred to Attorney S. T,
Thomas, District counsellor, for an opinion
as to the power of the Commissioners to
act in the matter.
Mr. Thomas submit ted hisreply yesterday,
in which he takes the ground that the
present District board is not the successor
of the mayor in such a case.
The courts have held, he says, that where
ordinances of the late corporation of
Washington required tiie mayor or other
corporation officials by name to put a
particular ordinance in operation, such
ordinance has been incapable of execution
since 1871, because there is no legal
successor to the mayor or other such officer.
For these reasons Mr. Thomas decides that
the Commissioners have no jurisdiction or
authority to adjust the rents of stalls
in the Washington Market, and inasmuch
as Congress is now engaged in an exam
ination of the market controversy, he
recommends that the appeal of the asso
ciation be referred to that body.
This suggestion was acted upon yes
terday, a copy of all papers being referred
to both .Houses.
In deference to the public oppesition,
dumping refuse will not be permitted here
after along Rock Creek bank between P
and Q streets, the Commissioners issuing
an order to that erfect yesterday.
James E. Richmond's resignation as an
ambulance driver in the police depart
ment was accepted by order issued yester
day, to take effect on the 14th inst.
Representative "Willis Introduces a
Resolution Culling One.
Mr. Willi has offered in the House a
joint resolution authorizing and directing
the President to Invite the commercial
nations of the world to join in an
international monetary conference, to be
held at as early date as practicable, for
the purpose of establishing an Internationa!
standard of ratio between gold and silver
as money.
A commission of nine is created three
to be members of the House appointed by
the Speaker; three to be Senators, and
three to be appointed by the President.
One hundred and fifty thousand dollars is
appropriated toward the joint expenses
of the conference.
Gets Divorce for Dftertlon.
Estelle L. Washington was granted -a
divorce from Dallas Washington yeaterday
by a decree signed by Judge Hagner.
Desertion on the Iiu5bnnd's part was the
ground alleged.
sacrifice sale
V of
jjpring Shoes
Is in full bloom at all our
1 Stores.
We need room for our
greats lock of L0ft-c.1t Shoes.
B To gain it care EClliug
Maiiyiii v, .1
Spring snoBB-all this week
1 at profitless prices.
For list of specially reduced
m-iccs see last Sunday's limes.
Also 1,000 Pairs
Ladies' Oxford Ties,
black ami tan leathei,
si and Si.23 valuos,
This week at T5c
030-032 7th St. N. "VV.
1014-10 lii Tn. A vij. N. W.
233 Pu. Ave. S. E.
Adolpb. Reubsam Thinks Ee Suf
fered at Squire Hooker's Hands.
Charge, That the Alexandria Justice
Unjustly lleferred to Itetihtuiii'M
Treatment of an Orphan.
William J. Hooker, a justice of the
peace, at .Vaucks. in Alexa ndrla county . Va.,
was arrested yesterday on a warrant charg
ing him Willi criminal libel.
The warrant was sworn out September
12, by Adolph C. Reubsam. an engraver in
the Hydrographic office, who claimed that
his character had suffered through an In
terview published in The Morning Times
of Augubt 2G, with Mr. Hooker referring to
Reubsam's treatment of a boy, the latter
had been takeu from the German Orphan
Asylum. The police of the Georgetown
precinct have had the warrant in their
possession ever slues September without a
chance of serving it until this morning when
Policeman Fritz l'asan, saw the justice
coming across the Aqueduct bridge. He
arrested Mr. Hooker and carried him to the
station house.
Mr. Hooker's brother was notified and
secured Mr. Frank Hume as bondsman.
Mr. Hume, with Mr. Philip Walker, ?.'.r.
Hooker's counsel, appeared before Judge
Kimball, presiding iu Judge Miller's court,
late yesterday afternoon and qualified in
the sum of $300 for the defendant's
appearancetoinorrowmorning. Mr. llooker
was Immediately released.
In the interview on which Mr. Reubsam
bases his charge, was a statement by the
magistrate of the wrongs "Orphan Joe."
as the boy was called, had suffered under
Mr. Reubsam's liatronage. Joe, after Li
had been with Reubsam two months, lan
away to a neighbor's, where he was discov
ered by his employer and sent back to the
asylum. "
The authorities there threatened to send
Joe to the reform school on the ground
of incorrigible insubordination.
It was at this point that Mr. Hooker
stepped in. He told a Times reporter that
Joe was not incorrigible. Mr. Hcoker lives
about a mile from Mr. Keubsam's house, hut
has a friend who lives Just opposite the
clerk, Mr. M. M. Taylor. Once, according
to Mr. Hooker, he and Taylor, at the hit
ter's house, were approached by .loe.
The boy was crying and told them that
Mr. Reubsam had taken him by the throat
and flung him to the floor, puttinghis
knee on his chest, and slapping him" se
verely in the face. Joe told Mr. Hooker
that Reubsam made iiim get up at 3 o'clock
in the morning, milk the cows, and sell
the milk in Washington.
He had nothing to eat before he started,
and only some bread and coffee on his re
turn at 11 o'clock, after eight hours' work.
This was all he had until suppertimo. Joe
said if he touched any fruit in the orchards
in the long interval of lasting he was se
verely reproved.
Mr. Hooker told the- reporter that he
readily believed the boy's story Irom some
facts that had come to his notice con
cerning Reubsam. Mr. Hooker alleged that
Reubsam had badly treated a horse placed
in his care by Mrs. C. W. Manning, lie
worked the horse so hard that the neigh
bors threatened to have him arrested for
cruelty to the animal.
Mr. Hooker advised Jce not to go back
with Reubsam and the boy went to the
asylum, where he is at present.
These statements from Mr. Hooker
Reubsam considers as damaging to his
character, so he took refuge In the law.
The whole matter will be heard before
Judge Miller today and Orphan Joe may
prove an interesting witness, as he will
be summoned by the defense.
Several Measures to Be Reported at
nn Early Date.
Besides agreeing upon a compromise bill
reducing the price of gas it is expected
that the Senate District Committee will
send in a bill that is not open to serious
objection which will give residents along
the Eckington and Soldiers' Home railway
the relief they have been asking.
Work is already in progress on a bill
that will meet every valid objection and
have a chance to pass.
Also there is a likelihood that some
form of the proposed enactment to regulate
vivisection will be favorably reported. One
suggestion Is that the secretaries of the
several departments cause ail laboratories
under their control to be inspected several
times a year so as to prevent any improper
practice of vivisection.
Medical colleges will be placed under
;trict regulations accompanied with regular
inspection. No vivisection will be allowed
in the public schools.
The District appropriation bill will be
taken up by the Appropriations Committee
on Thursday. Consideration of it will
then continue steadily till it is disposed of.
Jury Decides the Second of the Oleo
margarine Cases.
A second conviction occurred in the
oleomargerlne cases yesterday, when the
jury in Judge Cole's court found, William
J. Lusby, a grocer at the coiner of Tenth
and H streets northeast, guilty under two
The jury returned in less than half an
"iour after retiring.
The case or Israel C. Kollock. against
whom an additional indictment -was re
turned by the grand 3ury yesterday, has
been set for trial this morning.
Woman FostmuBter Arrested.
Chief Po.stoffice Inspector Wheeler was
vestcrdny advised of the arrest of Mrs. L.
Lucas, postmaster, and Mrs. Minnie Hoff
:nan, assistant postmaster, at Oregon, Ark.,
for rifling registered and ordinary mail. A
large assortmentof merchandise was found,
part of which has been identified.
Thoy Desire Fuvorable Action.
The bill to authorize reassessments lor
'mprovements and general taxes m the
Jislrict has reached the "President, and
the Commissioners yesterday offici.iiiy ad
vised him of their desire for favorable
executive action..
Building Permits Issued.
Building permits were issued yesterday
to the following: Charles H. "Walthcr,;
I welling on Friendship tract, Murdook road.
!1,000; Henry Bieler, dwelling, No. 503
M street southwest, $1,C00.
Appointed to the Police Force.
Joseph C. Lee has been " ti,i
additional privaKj- Sorce
.or duly at the BcBnta race track! ;
Section A of the Convention
Chorus in Rehearsal.
Endeavor nynmsSung with u Volume
of Melody Thut Indicate tho G rn nil
ear of tho Whole Combined Choir.
"Will Be un Inspiring Feature of
the Great Gathering.
A foretaste of "what may be expected of
the music to be furnished at the Christian
Endeavor convention in July, by the great
convention chorus- off 4,000 voices, now
being organized,, tvaa given last evening
at the Metropolitan, Presbyterian Church,
Fourth and B Btreeus southeast, on the oc
casion of the flrsU section rehearsal of
this mammoth chorus.
The chorus has-been divided into four
sections, known as A, B, C and D, and it
was section A luatiheld its first rehearsal
last evening. This section at present in
cludes the choirs jthat have been formed
In the following churches: Hyattsville Pres
byterian, Fifth Congregational, Eastern
Presbyterian, Church of the Reformation,
Metrpolltan Presbyterian, Grace Baptist,
Anacostia Baptist, Faith Chapel, Metro
politan, Wesley A. M. E., Maryland Avenue
Baptist, Ninth Street Christian, North
Carolina Avenue M. P., Independent M. E.,
Garden Memorial, First M. P., Zion Baptist,
Marvin M. E. and Kellar Memorial.
The rehearsal last evening was an ex
ceedingly well attended one, the large
auditorium of the church being filled with
about one thousand singers, and the inee
ing was full of enthusiasm and earnestness.
The meeting was opened with prayer,
and then Mr. Charles S. Clark, chairman
of the 9G music committee, made a few
remarks. Impressing upon those present the
necessity of entering upon the work before
them with a lofty purpose, and urged them
to characterize all their work by faithful
and conscientious attendance upou re
Mr. Clark then turned over the drilling
of the section to Mr. Percy S. Foster, who,
as has been previously announced, is to
be one of the directors during the sessions
of the convention. Mr. Foster has as
sisted In the leading of the singing at the
last two conventions and theUnited Society
of Christian Endeavor has again selected
him to fill this post of honor.
The magnitude of this great feature of
the coming convention was demonstrated
by the rehearsal last evening. That it
will be a most inspiring feature of the
convention has long been assured, but the
rehearsal last evening showed what may
expected from this branch of the work.
The next rehearsal of section A was
announced for May 1 at the same place,
Metropolitan Presbyterian Church.
The first rehearsal pf section B, which
includes the choirs that have been formed
in the Eckington, Assembly's Presbyterian,
Fourth Presbyterian, Kendall Baptist, Peo
ple's Congregational, Southwest Mission,
Westminster Presbyterian, Cential Presby
terian, Calvary Baptist, First Congrega
tional, Ryland M. E., First Presbyterian,
Fifteenth Street Presbyterian, Sixth Pres
byterian, Tacoma Park Presbyterian, and
E Street Baptist Churches will be held this
evening, April 21, In the First Congrega
tional Church, corner of Tenth and G
streets northwest, at 7:30 o'clock.
It wan announced thatallsmgers whohad
not yet enlisted in the ranks of the chorus,
could do so by attending the rehearsal
this evening at tfie First Congregational
Church, and signify their desire to join
the chorus.
A meeting- of the Christian Endeavor
convention committee' or '90 was held at
lhc headquarters of the committee last
. Chairman Robison of the finance com
mittee reported that some further progress
had been made in the canvass for funds
and handed in the following list-
Heretofore acknowledged, $3,870.50;
the Ebbitt House, $100; James P. Willetv.
$100; Norfolk and Washington Steamboat
Company, $100; A. Lisncr, $100; W. S.
Thompson, $25; Stephenson Bro., $10;
cash, $10; Browning & Middlcton, $10;
F. A. Schmidt, $5; E. P. Mcrtz, $25; C.
H. Armes, $5; T. E. Ogram, $25; W. H.
Veerhoff, $10; P. B. Havener, $3; the El
phonzo Toungs Company, $50; George W.
Cochran, $50; Seaton Perry, $25; George
A. Mills & Son, $35; C. C. Bryan, $10;
Whelan Bros., $10; C. B. Smith. $5; F. II.
Wilson, $20; W. Levansaler,'$10; Ford .t
Graham, $10; Pope Manufacturing Com
pany, $5; II. K. Fulton, $5; C. W. HoU.
$1; Beekman'8 Ticket Orrice, $10; total
business men's subscription to date, $4,-556.50.
TnTrnimnTninniiiinTnTi mrnir rnirnininnimTnTT nniin uTmniuiMirmm!
Our enormous stock is being repleted daily
always a full choice here of the very latest styles.
Refrigerators and Ice Boxes, too !
BABY CARRIAGES, 75 styles to select froulj
P '(? J' f
p " $45 up. -
UUMiUiUU Milii illUUliliiliii iiUUliiUUUi IMUiiUllUiilillliifM
To these three specials we're offering today. Help yourself to all
three. You can, whether you've got the money or not, for
r . . .
sucn values at such prices is wholesaling at retail, .but it s made
possible by our magnificent purchasing power. No house in the land
wields a greater influence in the market, and the quantities required for
our chain of stores command concessions of which these are the fruits.
V2M AAV v T2?-?-3-
-: t. .j i f. & i tils
2s sh& v '....... . am
"&& n: ' ' " 1 " ' '
A Marvel for the Money
ma This (g o
&'."': Refrigerator, P O
This is the only complete housefurnishing- establishment
Credit here means convenient payments weekly or monthly.
Hljouse a
Mothers Can
Smartly Dress Their
boys at these unusually low prices. There
is certainly a saving to parents of fully CO
per cent on this list. Read it.
Children's Suits,
Double breasted, in neat
chocks and mixtures; sse
that prico
Children's Suits.
Only a woicl to say of their
excellence, "imply they aro
Children's Suits.
Acreat variety of patterns
with uoulile scat and knee ff I QfJ
Great wcareis 4 I ,DU
Children's Combination Suits
All styles extra pants and ffl "jr
cap to match 4) I I U
Children's Sailor Suits,
In navy blue very pretty aiid
cute, and the price will sell
'em quickly
H. Friedlanaer & Bro.,
Corner 9th and E Sts. N. W.
DEST Elgin Butter25c pound
t- at my stand, GIBBONS
Rises nd K St. Markets.
ranging in price from
$4.50 to $50. We
keep only the best
Whitney and Hey
wood's Reed and Rat
tan Bodies wood or
bicycle wheels pat
ent brake any color
upholstering desired
lace parasol cover
free with every car
riage today and to
morrow CASH OR
I? ink New York Ave.,
Xa iv, BeU t3m and 14m sts
It's a Sterling-
made of solid oak,
finished in antique
siyie, wnn solid
carved panels and
doors and carved
moldings ; solid
brass surface locks
and hinges. Lined
with heavy galvan
ized steel. Perfect
ly ventilated, easy
to clean, roomy and
an economical ice
safe. Never sold
before at any such
vf A vfhJ Jy
Northeast Corner 7th and I
mm iitz aaaggasiaMa ivak mm tzm um gg
For two days longer will we continue these most
extraordinary values at the reduction prices on Spring
and Summer Suits. The last few days' rush has less
ened the assortment, but what we have must be called
for at once, or our patrons will be too late.
We offer strictly All-wool English Clay
Suits in frock and sack styles. We posi
tively guarantee a saving on these suits of S6.
Our price is only
Another leader is our blue and black suit
in All-wool Cheviots and light shade Scotch
Mixtures in sack and double-breasted styles.
We guarantee a saving of S4.50 on this suit.
Our price is only
The sale of those magnificent Combination
Suits for boys, consisting of a double-breasted
suit, extra pants and golf cap to match.
Well lined and made and guaranteed by us
for good wear. Only three days longer.
Our price is only
GARNER & CO., Outfitters,
N. E. Corner Seventh and, H Streets. t
(9 ."..'''TV-'' &y
Tl.pbou. lmca 141 l'iuo.4
... -r . ... . tyy
Herds a. wonderful value. Just as com
fortable and almost as durable as though
5 'twas covered with real leather instead of an
N 'M imitation. It's full size; eenuine serine
uuuumi iiiapc, luucu mp auu mu,
frame. An Hygienic Couch. We
It'll surprise you for $9.49.
Baby Can Ride.
A thoroughly re
liable, well-built
Carriage, with steel
springs and running-
gear; ample
umbrella that is
adjustable; sub
stantial upholstery
in pleasing" colors.
Made by one of the
best Baby Carriage
manufacturers In
this country. You
can't judge It by
the price. Double
as much wouldn't
buy a better one.
It's a House & Herr
mann bargain.
in the District of Columbia.
New York.
Clothing House.
"lowest-price Outfitters in Town." 0
We are more than busy these warm
days fitting: out the men and the
children. We are -quoting far lower
prices than the down-town clothiers
with big expenses can afford to
Men's grand Suits.
$4.80, 55.90, $7.75.
VruiT- TT?? for eiiKC thoroughly
Your smt sjls'.ss
Will Cost "fisawt
(bC. 631 DStreetN.W.
has the faculty of making
friends of all who've used it
Always the same in its ex
cellence producing results
that are always satisfactory.
If you'd have the full worth
of your money buy no other
brand but this.
L. H.WIEMAN, Agent,
2I6 10th St.N.W.
Streets. f i
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