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" ' -V THE MOHNIKa TIMiflS' -SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1896. $io Serge Suits On Credit UP! genu Mil 111; SEWER' Bill 1: 4 Brfghlwood Citizens AsR for En- ac'.ment ofSdnate Bill 28. Hay Ball Slippers, all popular shades in stock Special colors to order. Strange thing Providence Hosp'ta! Caused a Colloquy in the Senate. SUNDRY CIVIL PROGRESSING --hold their color. That's the strong point about our fancy LAST DAY at HECHTS, 515 Seventh 5t. bosom Shirts, and such colors, too beauties, to say the least. Link Cuffs to match. DEMAND FOR ftJUNK SYSTEM -OF A- -tff, -$-,. j They Do About this 0 fi J 01 111 What is the use of paying $15 for a Serge Suit and paying TerW V- l C- rash for it, too a n d running the risk of its color rubbing off when we will sell you a guar anteed unfadea ble - serge suit for $10 and give your own time in which to pay the bill? A rightly made, right-fitting and a good wearing suit, too! You need scarcely any mon ey to speak of to buy cloth ing here! Our system of selling suits on credit ac cepting the smallest weekly payments in settlement, en ables you to wear good clothes and buy them when you most need them. We positively guarantee that you cannot buy better serge suits in this city than our ten dollar ones for less than $16. That's saying a great deal but look around and then come here. Double or Single-breasted, half-lined or skeleton lined, and there's no man too fat too thin too short or too tall for us to lit perfectly. If you've a boy to clothe, bring him here. Bring him here today without fail. We are offering as -a special for 1 today, cassimere and cheviot reefer suits, sizes 3 to 8 years, and double-breasted suits, sizes 7 to 15 years, for SI. 49 each. They're regu lar $2.50 and $2.98 suits, but we bought them under price and now give you the benefit of our good fortune. We are also selling Boys' cassimere and cheviot knee pants, in neat checks, sizes 4 to 15 years, for 19c a pair. They were 40c. Hecht and Company, 515 Seventh Street. FIRE TV AS TX THE STOVE. But a Colored Man Gave an Alarm for u Supposed Conflagration. An alarm of fire was turned in at 6.30 o'clock labt evening from box 37, corner of Nineteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue north west. The colored man who nulled the fire box shouted excitedly that the church near Nineteenth and 1 streets was in riameo and would be consumed uu le&s the fire department resjKinded promptly. In a few minutes the engines. hoe car riages, and trucks came upon the scene at a sweeping gallop. Tne heavy at mosphere was, filled with smoke. But upon investigation it was fouud to be pouring from the chimney. Tiic noise of the arriving fire apparatus caused the Janitor of the colored church to stick lu nead out of the front door. "Where Is the fire?' demanded one of the "firemen. "Yah, yah,' laughed the janitor. "It's in de stove' It then developed that a meeting of gome Bort wah ti te neld in the "church and the Janitor had been instructed to start a fire to "drive de dampness out," as he ex pressed it. The atmosphere being humid and heavy caused the snioke to hang over the church in a great pall and caused one of the neighlmrs to turn In an alarm in the belief that the interior was a mass of seething flames. The riremen were angry and disgusted at the outcome of their run over the slippery concrete. PATBOL DRIVERS' SALARIES. Delegation In Their Behalf VisitH the Capitol. A delegation of citizens representing the police patrol drivers were at the Capitol yesterday afternoon and called upon a number of Senators and Congressmen. Their mission was to secure the asked for increase of the s-ilnrips of the drivers from $40 to $D0 per month. Members of the lelegatIon informed the Representatives that the poorly paid peti tioners are required to wcrk twelve hours out of every twenty-four, Sundays in cluded. They received assurance that the nalary Increase item would be passed in tpile of the unjust adverse recommenda tion of the District Commissioners. Gets Damage for His Fall. Tn the case or A7.or R. Nickerson against the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company, a jury in Judge Eradlev's court yesterday afternoon returned a verdict In favor of the former ror damages in the sura of 2.500. Mr. NIekersou fell from an Avenue car. near WH lard's Hotel, May 10 last, and received eerious injuries to his side and arm. lie tued for $30,000. Are you" watched? Lewis 5. Kann, the good Jeweler, is the man. 434 Seventh St, just below E. 928 fifc . iff I f Y I 1 V .1 VI i Items Belutlug to tho District Un changed In tho Upper Branch SlU' ut the Houmo lor Ita Effort to Throw tho Ultimo lor Increased Appropriation ou tho Senate. The Senate made considerable progress jestenlay on the sundry uvil appropria tion bill, baring uispo&ed of all the uniend- jueuls icpuriei to it by ILe Lcmndttee on Appropriations. oui.il a,uiuiChI was made en the practice alinuuicti to the licube oi JRuprebeutdtlws of appropriating sums only buincient to cover mc cost d tervice lor bix or nine months in u,c jcar, and throwing ou the Senate the responsibility ami uianie of swelling the appropriation bills. The advice pioiiered by Mr. Mills to cure lhai cwl wa& lor the Senate to pass tne appropriation bb just as the Ilou.se bent xrn.ni, leaving to the president the uulj oi iioiiivjng ccngiv&s iIiul juuiuoiial appropriations were necebsarj,- for the puolic service. lucre a also seme little criticism of the action or the Houmj su cutting oit ap propriations for. Providence Hospital, that ucuou being attributed to religious bigotry and intoteiaULC the met mat the nrst comptroller reiused to aLOit tne accounts or inc Veiiczuelau-tSuluna commission for office rent was also commented upon severely. BOND INQUIRY MODIFIED. When Mr. Perrer's bond resolution was laid berore the Senate It was moditied by Mr. Perfer by striking out the clause in relation to government officers having been interested in tne nutter lor their o u profit. The restitution went over with out Turtlier action. Among tile amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill, was an item to pay the rent of the unices of the coiinuis slou to investigate and report upon the true divisional line between the Kepublic of Venezuela and British Guiana. "When that Item was readied Air. Gor man expressed his surprise- at the ne cessity of such an item and at the fact that the comptroller did not, without Turtlier legislation, audit and pass tne vouchers tor the rent of the oitices oc cupied by the commission. ihe law appropriating $100,000 for the expenses or the commission had been passed, he said, under great popular ex citement, at the suggestion of the Presi dent, and it was then supposed to be broad enough to permit Uie commission to go abroad, collect maps, gain informa tion and lake all the steps necessary to bcttle that great conflict. Uut here Uie first comptroller stepped in with a ruling that the momentous commission could not pay its rent. RIDICULOUS, BUT URGENT. Mr. Allison admitted Uiat it was a very ridiculous condition of affairs; but yet, he said, It existed, and had to be met. Mr. Gorman added that there was a feel ing throughoutthecouutry that the emerg ency out of which that commission had originated had passed; if iudeed it had ever existed. He was glad that it had dwindled flown to a mere matter of office When the item for hospitals in the Dis trict or Columbia was reached, an amend ment was orfered bv Mr. Gallinger, which was construct by Mr. Gormau as aiinedat Providence Hospital because that institu tion was under the charge or Catholic Sisters of Mercy. He confessed his amaze ment that any party in control of Congress should be so far swept away by a secret anti-Catholic organization. He could understand how religious fan aticism might be aroused on the public school question, but he could not under stand how it could be directed against a hospital because it happened to be uuaer the control or Catholics or of Protestants. Was the sentiment of proscription, he asked, to go that far? Would good women, or good men, be prohibited, because they were Catholics from attending to children or others arfiicted with disease. POLITICS CARRIED TOO FAR. A great many things, he said, occurred every four years when a great Presidential campaign wastobeentercdon. Propositions were then presented, and speeches were then made, which would not be presented or made at other times. Was it possible, he asked, that the great party which expected to controlall branches or tne gov eminent after the 4th of March next, would cntcruponacrusadcthatwould prevent a Catholic from ministering to the wants of the unfortunate people of the District? He moved to lay the amendment on the table; and that motion was agreed to. Mr. Gallinger explained and defended his motive in offering the amendment, and said that it had no such purpose, as Mr. Gorman suggested. And he was surprised that a Senator, usually so kind, so lair, and so Just, would represent him as Striking a blow at the welfare and prosperity of Providence Hospital. Mr. Gorman admitted that he might have misconstrued the amendment, and said that it was only because or his extreme surprise at seeing the Senator from New Hampshire fall (to any extent) Into the line of religious intolerance, that he had made the remarks he had made. His remarks were intended for those who were push ing forward that Idea of religious pros cription. OTHER ITEMS PASSED. The paiagruph appropriating $12,500 to purchase 2,t00 sets or Gen. James B. McBriile's book en important periods in the history-or the United States, includ ing the portraits of the Presidents, etc., was postponed. The proposal is to distribute these to Senators, lieprcbentativcs and executive officials and offices as Is usually done wllh public papers. Allother items stand as reported from committee ami printed in The Times when reported. The suggestion of Secretary Carlisle that the limit of additional expense en the city postorrrce be extended to $410,000 is com plied with, and the appropriation for continuation under the present limit the sum of $375,000 is put, instead of $275, 000, as passed by the House. At the-end of the paragraph added by the committee appropriates $100,000 im mediately available for the purchase of two lots immediately adjoining the Gov ernment Printing Office on the west and running from -H street to Jackson alley, a 'part of square 624, Just south of the printing office, being bounded on the south by G street and the .east by North Capilol, and north by Jackson alley, and to erect thereon a boiler house and coal sheds; and also for (he purchase and erec tion of two 200-horse power steel steam boilers and connect tliem with the Gov ernment Printing Office. Threatened His Wife. Thomas Donahue was locked up last night at Lieut. Kelly's station by Police man Haynes on complaint of his wife, Mrs. Mary Dona hue. They li vent No. 325 Penn sjlvania avenue northwest, and the wife charges that her husband threatened to kill her ami she is afraid he will put, the thrcatinto execution. Donnhue.will he ar raigned in Judge Miller's police court this morning. Eeklngtori Lino Extension. Mr. Richardson has Introduced in the nouse the same bill presented by Mr. Mc Millan In the Senate, providing for an ex tension of thcEcklngton and Soldiers' Home and Belt Line railway lines. $1.25 to "Baltimore and Return via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets will be sold Saturday and Sun day April 25 arill 2G, and will be valid for return passa'ge until Monday. April 27. Good on any train. ap22-5t Shoe Selling. It you wonld have a handsome, dressy, well-woar.nsr" Shoe, our Men's Tan and Black Calf Lace rt O Shoes aro just right. All style !h'2.fC toes. Worth fiOarfor. 4- Ladies' stylish Oxfords tan and black all styles of toe made upon perfect lasts, insuring coin- p fort in wear, well worth 42 JO Our I f Ef price today. Iy9 IHAVENN'ER' & MVIS, F St: - t vTAiJ Atlantic Building:. I They Don t stay long either at our price. Better hurry if you want one for FRANC & SON, J ? 7th and D. "On the Corner, P SI fill ilDJOuETBii) Union Republican Club Disposes of the Trouble. IS GOING TO ST, LOUIS At Lust Night's Meeting Jt "Wna De cided to Allow All'SVho "VVlHhed to HeHlgn An Excursion Planned and ArruugunientH Mudo to Attend tbo Convention. The Union Republican Club met last night and disposed or the cabe or these gentlemen who have resigned from the organization. The club was largely represented and the action was unanimous. On motion of Mr. It ebb it was resolved that all those members In good standing on the books and who have signified their intention to withdraw be allowed to do so and that those who desire to return to the membership be permitted to do bO. The list of those who fave resigned was read by the secretary. It contained fifty one names, instead of live hundred and eleven, as published in one ot the city papers. The statement was rnude to the club that of the llftj-one, ten were in debted to the club und that six had ex pressed a desire to return to the old alle giance. 'ine railroad committee reported that the club had decided to go to the National Convention on June 10. PLANNED AN EXCURSION. The club discussed the giving of an ex cursion down the Potomac, the idea belug generally indorsed. A committee to make the arrangements was appointed by Pres ident Lasler, consisting or Messrs. Lllis, "Wike. Gibson, ilartln and Secretary Lra ery. The excursion will be given about the lGth of May. The question of the finances of Uie club then came up aud was discussed. A mo tion was made by Mr. SIggers that the Indebtedness of delinquent members be referred to the finance committee, which was adopted. The collection or the In debtedness of some members, all of which is considered "good," will put the club on Its feet without having to resort to unusual methods. The attendance lastnlght was an evidence that the Union Republican Club intends to hold its organization with a very largemera bcrshlp. COMMITTEE VACANCIES. The excursion being one of the first ot the season will undoubtedly be u big suc cess. Owing to the withdrawal of the thirty five or forty members vacancies have been made in several committees. The president announced that he would fill these vacan cies and announce them in the newspapers. The general sentiment last night was that the club could dispense with members who wouldn't pay their dues, or who, for any reason, were out of touch with the consti tution of the organization. The president, in response to calls, wound up the meeting with a speech, reciting the objects of the club, and congratulating the club on the bright prospects ot the party to which it belonged and which it was formed to assist. "ELIJAH" SUTEBI1LY SUNG. Choral Society's Rendition of th Ora torio Pleased n Largo Audience. The Choral Society last night at Allen's Grand Opera House gave their Inst concert of the season. An audience that filled the theater In large part was in attendance and evidenced gVeat pleasure In frequent applause, which Tas bestowed discreetly, but heartily. The society had promise that the Bal timore Symphony Orchestra would assist at this concert, but the only accompaniment was Prof. John Porter Lawrence, at the piano. Mr. D. G. Pfeifferat the organ, and obligatos by Mr. Charles H. Thierbach on the violoncello. The reason of the disappointment, which was evidently as mucu a regret to the society as to the audience, was set out at length 1n an explanation in the program. In substance it was that the result of the first two concerts lert the societj' in debt, that the financial support extended to the present concert was not as wide as wasanticip.i ted. and the board of dlrec tors was compelled to face the question of a very large deficit unless the concert were given TVlthout orchestra. They were not willing to give up the concert, leellng that good faith to the subscribers demunded uut it uiiould oe given "in as artistic a manner as rwslble couslsfent with finan cial necessitie1;. It is easily seen Ihattliey did what was eminently reasonable 'and just under the circumstances. c The subjject of last night's work was Mendelssohn's Immortal oratorio "Elijah," which, by the way, was first sung just firry years ago. The Choral Society did It excellent justice and were creditaDle to themselves and to tlielrefficlenband pains taking director, Mr. H. C. Shermap. An admirable quartet of soloists was provided in Miss Elenor Merideth, a so prano of pureandsustalned voice; Mr. David Q. Henderson, whose tenor in fluent sweet ness bcemed almost Incomparable; the eminent baritone, Mr. Ericson Bushnell, and Mrs. Fcssendcn, contralto. A trio of ladles, whose names were not given prominence, sang one ot the. most attractive portions of the oratorio', uLift Thine Eyes," and they sang it exquisitely to the delight of arUsts and audience. The quarte.t singing of Mrs. Shlrcllff, Miss McCullough. Miss Stidhara, and Miss Simond8. of the Philharmonic Quartet, and Messru." McFarland Ueeside, Turpm, and Ryan, of the ApOllo, was an attractive feature of the evening.- A double quartet "For Be Shall Givet His Angels Charge Over Thee." was admirably done. The Choral Society did themselves and Wash ington crPdlt. and their freinds are very proud of thera. CAPITOL CLIMBER LOCKED TIP. Llttlo "Was Sent to St. Elizabeth's for Treatment. Thomas H. Little, the denrentednian who was arrested yesterday morning in the Capilol while crawling around a narrow ledge 120 feel above the floor of the rolunda, was scat to the government In sane asylum last evening. Little had been an inmate of that Institu tion before and was returned as a paroled prisoner without formality. t m m Pool Mutch Tonight. Fred A. Stewart, champion pool player ot Maryland and the District or Columbia, has Just returned from a successful trip , through western Maryland, wherehe easily defeated all comers with the odd3 of $20O to $100 Tonight he will play Uernard Hafrdibg nt Star Cigar Store, 1100 E street. 200 balls to Harding's 150. The contest will be-free to tftc'publlc. Indicted for Jlfnrder jmd Arson. Lancaster.Ta.," April 24.-4T lie grand' jury today Indicted WUUdm Miller and diaries F. Tinker for murder and arson. They are accused of murdering Miller's father. th watchman of the Champion Blower and Forge Company's Works, In this clty4 and5 ou ruing cue ouuumg co conceal tDe crime Officers of the 'Association AddresH a Coimiiuulcufloii to the Commis-hIoiioi-h Advocating tlio Improve ment Hefund'of ti License FeoMay Lead to Cruim7fbr Damages. The Bright wood" CWzens' Association has takenstronggrpundsinfavororthcaduptiou of Senate bill Ko'jicS the highway act as amended bj-tthelstrlct Commissioners, to "provide for continuing the system of trunk sewers,, yor'completing the system of sewage dispijsnapd protection against floods." and cite as a reason that neither ot the othcfiupepding bills,numbered respectively. Senate 244-i and House 0998, presents the relief for the county territory that the e.igenciguf theslluatiou demands. T he association is, pf the opinion that while it is desirable that there shall be a prompt completion of the worker sewage disposal and protection against floods. et, lruin a sanitary standpoint, the construction of trunk sewers in many of the suburbs is ot paramount importance. The executive committee thus express the association's preference for Sefiate bill 28, butsays It will ravor any other measure, Senate bill 244-1 and House bill 00D8 In cluded, provided it is so amended as to appropriate Sl,000,0dt for the construction or trunk suburban sewers, including the I'mey branch, in accordance "With the plans .approved by the District, Commissioners. in support of the construction of the supreme importance of trunk sewer con struction tne association refers to Dr. Busey's report on the need of improved sanitary conditions in the territory where typhoid fever prevailed. MUST HAVE BOTH. No bill that does not include both sewer age and street extension, the association says, will be satisfactory to the people of the northern section ot the District. Complaint is made of discrimination, the reduction of the estimates ror couuty roads lrom $,'00,01)0 to fl4B,o00 being cited as an Instance, and this act of dis crimination, it is claimed, would not have been perpetrated hud Congress beeu fully B advised or the lacls which the association Is able to furnish. The Commissioners, are asked to lay the bill and the aeouipjnlng communication before the Senate and House committees, and this will be done. The letter Is signed by "W.V. Cox, George Field, Claude F. King, Charles O. Stone, M. D.; Austin P. Brown, E,T. Eates, and N. 11. Robinson. CA8E OF DAMAGES. The case of M. J. Fleming, the saloon keeper, whose application for a refund cf so much of his bar 'license fee as was uot consumed at the time his license was re voked two yeanj ago, Is one or half a dozen or more in which the same principle Is involved, aud as the decision is favorable ton refund upon the grounds that under the law the excise board had no authority to revoke the license, the Question of com pensating damages is likely to arise. His understood that Fleming's case will be the test, and that a ronnal demand for damages will be made. This will not, of course, beentertalned by tlieCommliMoners, and In thu tease the next step will be a resort to the courts; Fleming was convicted in 1893 of linv lngsold to a minor, the charge having been made under section 6 or tne excise law. His place was closed at once, and the money he had paid Into Uie treasury was declared 'forfeited. Upon his rerent plea, as told In The Times. Attorney Thomassus talncd his demand for a rerund, and the contention Is that it his license was re voked wrongfully, as held by Alr.Thpmas, the applicant should be reimbursed for the loss he incurred from loss of business in the two years his saloon remained under the ban. The law forba'dc the renewal of his license within two years from the date of revocation of nls license. NOT ENOUGH MONEY. The Commissioners yesterday expressed to Congress their disapproval ot Senate bill 212S, wbleli provides for an appro priation of $100,000 to meet the expense of a proposed test ot methods of sewage disposal and water filtratioa In cities and villages. Tho opinion expressed by the Commissioners is that the amount named Is insufficient for the proper carrying out of the plan. The economy required at the District building, rendered necessary by the limited amount of contingent money left at dis posal for the remainder of tho year, was painfully apparent yesterday, when oil lamps were Introduced into the assessor's office to dissolve the gloom ot a cloudyday. The use of gas 1"? necessarily prohibited, along with the abolition or the clean towel and- the Ice supply. This latter luxury Is being kept up in some of the .offices by voluntary contributions made by tueclerical force; the box with a slot for the recep tion or coin being placed on the coolers. The fund Is punctually maintained, as the ultimatum is, "No money; no ice." The wonder Is, in view ot the general belief, that the Commissioners should under take to curtail expenses by reducing the use of gas, when, as everybody knows, Uie bill is likely to come in at the old figures, even if uie consumption is stopped altogether. PERMITB TO BUILD. Building permits were issued yesterdaj' as follows: A . F. Getz, dwelling No. 118 Carroll street southeast, $4,500; James J. Sullenberg, store and flat, No. 1303 G street northwest, S3.000.; Permits for Improvements were also issued as follows: D, M. Munroe, to build rear addlUon lo No. HOfi E street northwest, SD80; J. If. Bugher, to add a story, No. 1609 K street northwest. 55,000. The written protest made by the mem bers of the Easterri Presbyterian Church lo the granting, of a license to Herman "YYalz, at No. 316 Sixth street northeast, heretofore noted In The Times, was filed wlUi the excise board yesterday. It is signed by nearly every member of the church, the pastor, Dr. Easton, heading the list. THE old man wBo looks out at the world with clear and healthy eyes cannot help . feeling great gratification at the thought that his children and his children's children have inherited from him no weakness nor tendency to disease. I The healthy old man is the man who has throughout his life kept his digestion good and his blood ynre. Once in a while you find such ft ts6?i3sr!ha3 new -taken any medicine. That man has lived a perfectly natural life. Not one in a thousand does do it. Sometimes very slight indiscretions or carelessness pave the way for serious sickness. The germ theo'ry of disease is well authenticated, and germs are every where. This need make no difference to the nerfectlv healthy man. Germs go through the healthy body without effect. They are hurried, along rapidly and thrown off before theyiave time to developor.increase. Let them once findlpdgnient or let them find a weak spot, they(wilevelP" D7 e million and the blood -witt-De foil of them: Instead of rich, life-givmg'brorjerties, the bloodwiU be a slu&gish, puttrcP tide of impurity. In stead of givm&'s strength to the tissues; it will force updlPthea unwEolesome and innutritions matter, and the man will lose flesh. The more flesh heloses and the weaker he becofmes. the-more susceptible Tie ia to'diseasei His-troublewill "become complicated and Seriate consequences will follow. Dr. Picsrcets Golden Medical Dis coveryisthfronjf.inedicine that absolutely and infallibly enresiall blood diseases, and almost all diseasesar& blood diseases. It isn't a medicine far some one -particular so-called disease. It is a medicine for the ifftale body. Ifi fbrjsd.ostall the germs'of disease, replaces Jfntpnxities with, -rich, xe4 blood, feeds this tissue amd makes-strong, healthy "flesh. ' ". " ' ' ,Pv52j to r-fBfi ' Ky I & II" I I ir if If Wwwsk This has been a busy week for us though not a profitable one. Our loss, however, has been the gain of many a prudent shopper. We needed room for our great stock of Low Cut Shoes and we got it by selling some of our best lines of High Cut Shoes at profitless prices. TODAY is the last day for this "SPECIAL CUT-PRICE SALE," and your last chance for the following bargains: Child's BostSl.50 Kid Hand-eewed "Welted Button or Laced Shoes. TODAY ONLY 5115 Boys' t2 Calf and Kangaroo, hand-sewed, button, heeled or spring hccL TODAY ONLY Si.65 HEN'S SHOES. 81.60 Veal Calf Gaiters, Square or pointed toes. QCn TODAY ONLY tJOU 53 and 13.50 Patent Leather Squa.ro Too Lace, Sharp Toe Gaiters, And Opera Too Calf Laced, (rn Pr TODAY ONLY 3Z.UU Si French Calf "Footform" and "Newpoi t" shape Laced And bust Patent Leather Square Too Laced Shoes. (T O O r TODAY ONLY 40.UU Best.53 Patent Leather .Razor Too. Lacrd or Cloth Top Patent Leather Congress. ff 0 r TODAY ONLY Pt.du YOU OUGHT TO See our immense variety They are beauties Indeed, and surprise to you. West Store 1914-1916 Pa. Ave. 930 and 932 TOOK FOUR TO HANDLE HIM Alleged Thief Made a Desperate fiesistanc8 of Arrest "Was Grappled by a Special Officer und Citizens Spread Over Him to Hold Hltu Down. An excitiDg arrest was made about 8 o'clock last night on U street, between Ninth and Tenth streets northwest, by Special Policeman Davis. A citizen saw a young white man pick up a large box of Bermuda onions from in front of one of the commission bouses that line that block, and gave the alarm of "catch thier." 1 Special Davis responded, and although he is a much smaller than the alleged thief, grappled vltti bira. There was a lively losaic and both men went down on the sidewalk. The prisoner struggled desper ately, und triedrepcatedly to bite thespeclal. A number of citizens came to Davis as sistance, and after great difficulty the man was pinned to the pavement by sheer force and weight. One man sat upon his head, und received a bad bite on his leg while doing so. Another held down a foot, others at upon his body and other limbs, while the special policeman turned in for the patrol wagon. " uen that vehicle arrived Driver Sam Cook said the citizens had the man spread out on the sidewalk like a flying squirrel. Alter being turned over to Policemen Loftus and Sprinkle the prisoner continued a desperate resistance, and kicked Loftus on the abdomen. He also tried to bite the officers. It required UFe united efforts of several men to handle the big fellow. At the Twcirth street station he gave his name as "John Doe." in a surly man ner, and was booked as twenty-nine years ot age, and charged with the larceny of a box of onions. After the prisoner had been locked up several hours he was recognized as Frank Fitzgerald, well-known to the police in "Swampoodle." BOUNDING UP THIEVES. South "WashinRton Tollco Are Mak ing a Good Baco. The police of the Fourth precuict have been doing some effective work in cap turing the thieves that Infest South Washington. So far during the present nioutn tiiirty-tlir-e crooks have been taken into custody, and last .night two alleged till-tappers were arrested aud had their names added to the list. The first of these Is Lemuel Turner, colored. He was captured about 10 o'clock by Policeman Muller, in citizen's clothes, at his home, No. 511 Second sireet southwest. Lem is wanted for tapping the till In the office attached to Watts' coal yard, on C street, between Second and Third streets southwest. He broke open the money drawer and got away with the contents, $7.50. After the robbery Turner fled to Phil adelphia. He returned last night, and had been home but a few minutes when Acting Detective Muller apprehended him. ilnller had been waiting- for his man. The other alleged till-tapper is Frank Sackey, a white youth, who was arrested by Policeman Als, charged with robbing the money drawer in Annie Craig's UtUe shop and taking 11 cents. COfTJTaiPTOF COURT BILL.. Senate Committeo jRendy to Iteport tho .N ew I,aw. . Senators HJH, Tliurston and Vilas, as a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary considered the bill now be fore the committee regulating contempt of court, a bill thafcis the outgrowth of the Debs case. - No conclusion has been finally reached, but it is understood that the subcommittee will amend the bill so that In the charge of direct contempt there shall be no ap appeal. and in proceedings in indirect con tempt it shall be optional witb the court, whether or not there shall be a Jury trial. The report will be made to the full com mittee Monday next. CONCOBD AT "hONoLuX-U. &be Was Booked to Sail lor Home Yesterdny. The Navy Department has been Informed that the gunboat Concord arrived at Honolulu April 16. and would leave for San Francisco April 23. The Concord started from the China station for home a few-days after the little gunboat Petrel, but, as was ex pected, passed" the latter on the way. The Petrel la now probably at Honolulu or elso started thence for San Francisco in Company with the Concord. Salesmen at Arthur Buries are not "fined" for "losing sales." No temp tation there to fit yon with wrong sizes. The broad soles on his school shoes do morethaij protect the. up-pers,'- iCfieyglve comfort. Mil F St, . Next to Branch Postofilce. Open Saturdays, 9 P.-M, - Misses' S2C0 Best-made Hnnd-sewcd-welt VIcl Kid. button and laced. TODAY ONLY Ladies' S2.C0 Rprlne-hccl Haud sewed Finest Kid, laccil or button. TODAY ONLY $1.65 $1.85 LADIES' SHOES. S1.S3 "Ideal" Kid Button. Common Sense or 10th Cent urr toes TODAY ONLY......... 82.50 Vici Kid Hand-welt Button and Laceu Boots. Neat square or needle Cues, TODAY ONLY' S3 and 53.50 Patent Leather and Fine Kid Boots, kid or cloth tops. A dozen pretty styles. TODAY OS LY.- $1.15 $1.85 $2.65 SI and 8 Finest Made Weltor Turn SjI Boots. All tlio popular ihapej. (TO fr TODAY ONLt 4)0. DO of Tan Shoes and Low Cut Shoes. the prices will be an agreeable East Store 2S3 Pa.ave.se. Tin St. N. W. """ar8 lufeBSa LOVER TRIED TO KILL HER Young Colored Woman Fearfully Cut and Brutally Kick3d. Sbo TTos TTaylald In an Alley by a 31 un She Hud Din " curded. An attempt to murder Frances Ernest, a twenty-year-old colored girl, was made last night by tier discarded lover, Joseph Mason. The young woman lives at No. 1721 Clark's alley, which enters Connecticut avenue, between Seventeenth and igb teentb streets cortnwct. und the ariair happened almost iu front of her dour. it appears that on Tnursciay mgDCilason called on Frances and asked her if it was true that she bad aeciticu to cut his ac quaintance for another young man. She replied that it was. aud Informed bun that in the future their patns must lie apart. Mason, It Is alleged, then went away threatening vengeance on her. He brooued over the affair and last night lay in ambush near the girl's home. About 9 o'clock she had occasion to go out into the alley. As she passed his place of concealment it is said Mason sprang upon her from be hind. He hud eitner a knife or razor In his hand, the girl's friends say, and tried to draw the weapon across her throat. His aim was too high, however, and the keen blade struck her upper lip aud laid it wide open. It was hanging by a mere thread when the police arrived. Her as sailant next struck the woman a heavy blow, knocking her senseless. Then he proceeded to kick her about the head and face in a most brutal manner. One kick was administered squarely on her badly cut mouth, and drove in all of her rront teeth. Thinking perhaps she was dead ilason ran out of the alley and made his escape. The police of the Third precinct came upon thescene.and sent the badly mangled young woman to the Emergency Hospital in the patrol wagon. There her upper Up was sewed on aud her other injuries attended. COLONIAL. DA1IH3 BETUBX. Closing Session and Beceptlon toy Vice President Stevenson. The'Natlonal Society of Colonial Dames held a final session yesterday at the Arluigton Hotel. The meeting opened promptly at 9 a. m., and adjournment did not take place nutil 5'30 o'clock, as much business of importance was under consideration by the members. Among matters debated and agreed upon was the change of the date eligibility from 1733 to 177G. This will include the descendants ot "signers," because of the existence of those individuals berore the declaration of independence existed, yet will in no way encroach on territory of the D. A. R. An executive committee ad interim, formed of the presidents of fourteen societies, to do all necessary work iu interim of council, was decided upon. The following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That the executive committee of the National Society of "Colonial Dames be, and is hereby given, power to legis late for the safe aim sure representation in the National Society of the Dames, resi dent in the non-ceJnnial States, and that they- be authorized to regulate their local organizations. In accordance with exist ing Jaws of this (National) society, and that we hereby exteud to them a glad and hearty welcome." Changes in the constitution were made iu the section with regard to art loans, and the purchase of historic buildings of the United States. A home for Co'onlal Dames and other subjects of interest to aud for the gefod ot the country and the society were touched upou. The result of elections show: Mrs. Howard Townsend.-of New York, president ot the National Society; Mrs. Gillespie, of Pennsylvania. firit vice presi dent; Mrs. W. W . Gordon, ot Georgia, sec ond vice president; Mrs. William Reed, of .Baltimore, national secretary; Mrs. j. j Jackson, second secretary; Miss Lizzie Nicholas, District of Columbia, national treasurer; Mrs. Richter.ot New Hampshire, registrar; Mrs. W.H, Brown, arulMrs.Rose Wright Smith, members of the press com mittee, being appointed for two years; Mrs. Kennon. former president of the District Society, and Mrs. Banning, of Delaware, honorary vice presidents. A delegation of Dames visited the Sen ate at noon and called upon "Vice Presi dent Stevenson, who held a pleasant in formal reception to meet them. Others remained to inapitiun a quorum, and the result was highly satisfactory The most laudable harmony prevailed "during the sessions of the society and Invery way the intelligence and ability of thesr women ot distinguished ancestry was demonstrated. The society now numbers 2,000. and progresses daily In its power for good, and its advantage to thenatfon. Mrs. Gillespie, newly-elected vice presi dent, is a descendant of Benjamin Frant lin, which revives memories of a certain unpleasant episode last year and calls for the statement that tin Xntr wt- t society is not identical wjtii. that. oC the jji.suriui,. The majority of the out-of-town mem bers or the Society of Colonial Dames, re turned to their homes last night. "Want Partition by Sale. Herod Osborn and others have begun suit atruinst John T. Tjih nnil nllipn fnr- tin. partition by sale of part of lot-10. scuarc 1,069, in the neighborhood .of Fifteenth and B streets northeast. The property was , formerly of the estate of tho late John JLUUU,. - t I I Stock nine out of ten who come in to look come back and buy. Proves what we've been tell ing yon right along better styles lower prices here We are not stuck on selling $7.50 men's suits but lots of you men want 'em and we're here to please you. As long as we had to have 'em we made 'em srood as good as you'll find elsewhere for L0.0CL That's what a hundred men have told us. i EISEMAN BROS,, j Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W. Wo Branch Store in Washington. Each one in itself an illus tration of the manner which shoe prices are fixed at StoU's, And there's variety enough, too, to allow of any prefer, ence you. have to be fully sat isfied. Ladief Lav-Cut Oxford perfect fitting tans and (Or b-'ackta chaou rM.. yfjtl Ladief Oxfvrdt letter grade all ttgles toe plen- Jm rf didlymade tans and blaek. Jf Ladies7 Ratset Oxford Sheet natty andtrvm lock ing perfection tn fit hand. (- r turnfd' $1.4c Jirn'j Russet and Black Calf Shoes lace and but ton H if they acre rightly A - fin J"- $2.70 5T0I HQ "Offis? dltJLld OIU Seventh St. N. W. BABBEL OF GASOLINE BLEW TJT. Mr. John Scliuefer Had a 2farrow capo From Death. It was by a miracle that Mr. John Scbafer, a "West "Washington stone mason, was; not blown into eternity last night by gasoline An entire barrel ot that Inflammable stuff exploded at 8.4D o'clock in a building in the rearot his residence. No. 1207 Xew Hampshire avenue northwest, and strange to relate. Mr. Schafer escaped from the fiery deluge with hut slight injuries. It appears that he had neglected to fill his gasoline can during the uaydght hours and went into the tact building: Tor that purpose with a lighted lamp in his hand. The lamp was placed some distance from the barret, and Mr. Schafer turned on the faucet and commenced to fill the tin vessel. The vapor ot the fluid soon filled the apartment. Then there was a flash of light as the lamp flame communicated with the vapor, and the air was a sheet of fire. A terrific exp'oslon followed, and Schafer was blown the length of the room, tumbling in a heap in one corner. Instantly the building was submerged with the flaming liquid, and the stone mason scrambled to his feet and gave the alarm. A flrecall was rjuicklysent In from box 315, and the engines and truck were soon at work. The blazing gasoline made a big glareand illuminatel the neighborhood, but by persistent work the firemen kept the fire under control and extinguished it with difficulty before the outbuilding had been entliely destroyed- Mr. Schafer places his lo at about $100, without Insurance: and is congratulating himself that It wa no worse. EXPX.OSIOX IX A SYNAGOGUE. Lancaster Edifice, Abont to Be Dedi cated, .Damaged Heavily. Lancaster. Pa.. April 24. "While Isaao Grootfield, the sexton, was hunting for a gasleakin the new IlcbrewSynagogue this morning, an explosion occurred which shat tered thcbuilding. Wew up a portion of the flooring of the mam auditorium and broke all the memori.il windows. Thebntldingwasalsosomewhatdamaged by fire. Grootfield was struck by flying timber and badly Injured. The loss will be quite heavy. The Synagogue was tq have been dedicated this eveninng. Died From Natural Cause. Coroner Ha mmctt has issued a certificate of death from natural causes in the case ot Edward De Moll, the East "Washington druggist, who was stricken with apoplexy on I'ennsylvania avenue. Thursday after noon anil died without resalningconscious ness. at the Emergency Hospital. Kaffir Concern Denied tho Malls The Postmaster General ha denied the privileges tf the mails to the African Amcncan Gold Mining and Trading Com pany and Anslin Gallagher of New York citv. The concern pretended to own mines In Africa, but did not. FOR FIFTY years: MRS. WINSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP f has beon usI by Million of. Mothers $ ( for their. ciUIilro:i whit Teething for over Fifty Yean. Kacotio th culld. ys softens the gumi. nllix H ialn carta win colic, and is the b?j: remedy for ? ( diarrhoea. Twcnty-flvj Cents t Hottl? $ MRS. fejlsfe' 'T1 j&gj&ggr-'b Wj"'3y.i-ASs A Sisw 4r Scj&3ttk&ufy3w& "a&"l..Jj 5sigS W ;uil:2I" -tyt't,'&.