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THE MOlTNTSTGr TMES,. WJEIH ESDAX, JTJOT3 10, 1896. HECHT & COMPANY, 5i5 Seventh Street. Cool clothes and at the lowest prices you ever heard of being named. You can pa' for them as rou choose in lit tle weekly or monthly in stallments to suit3rourself. At S2.9S we offer regular $5 pure linen crash suits three pieces coal, vest and pants with patch pockets and sizes enough to lit auy size man. Men's seersucker cheviot office coats, 29c the usual 75c iort. Men's serge suits blue r.nd black at $10 single or louble breasted equal to any $15 serge' suit in town and guaranteed as to color and wear. Linen crash and English cotton covert bicycle suits for $2.9S. An'- of these cash or credit. HECHT & COMPANY, 515 Seventh 5treet. It's All I11 tlie Flour. zSG2od, bad and in- different bread is L--niade from flour rfY -that fluctuates in quality. Hf 3T BEST Jfe &. jrk. J. -r "i-; IS ALWAYS TH L H. WIEMAN, BEST. 216 10th St. N. W. I'HINTKKS AND llOOICHINDEItS Stormont & Jackson, AIlllBIS m BlBfiBIS. 523 Kill St. BJ. Nollimsrtoo latgrto-uiall foi I'Mn I'rint AT yoUK al.KVICI : Idtl it ici u. i'iirtufli) that it was time to get jour imi mr done -uncie Modem Faciliie, Moibrn Tyjie-. Modern Wort, Tatcanil Pi ice- nro ciiaracieii-tics? Call a uil Ic: ii talK it over. M;II.I. A VALI.CE. Piintcr and Publisher-. 1107 i; ht. X. W. I'lO'similt for the "lia-lc. HYGIENIC -HEALTiIFli i k THE UAHUEST- THE IIEST 3'AUKO l'UltEiaMUSG WAT2H. '1 Ori'houwU. OOlce U2S b" ,. a. STHAMSDir LINES. ""AMERICAN LINE."" New Ynrk Southampton (Lonilon-l'arly Twin-screw U. S. Mail Stcaui-jlsip-s." Sailing rvciy Wednesday, Berlin. SatJunC. lOara ' Ohio, Sat JunK.Wam At l'aul Jan 30 10am i St. P.iui. ju1 1 lu am Paife.Sat.Jun 11.10 am 1 Paris.Sat Julvt. 10am 'ew l''k.Jn 17.10am I New Y'k. Jnlj S. 10am St. LouisJun-l loa-n 1 tot. Lotus JulI5,10am RED STAR LINE. NEW YOUK TO ANTWERP. TtrjRl.IN Satuittav. JuncC.lOam. SOUTH VARK. Wcdnc-lar. June 10. S'iDam NOKDLANIJ Wed.. Junel7. 12 noon. I'llIESLAND Sataiday June2l. 12 noon. IiitcrtiHtional Navigation Coiupiny. ricr.s U and 15, NortU lttvcr. Oflicj i. lijw. lmu G i cen, N. Y. UEO W. JIOS'. Agent, B21 remix Ave. MISSION "WORK PROSPEROUS. .Reports Show Progress in All the Evangelical Lines. The open-air gospel meeUng held last evening in Market Space under the auspices of tlie Central Union Mission was or more than usual fntcrestnnd wa& attended by a very large andicoce. The meeting was conducted by the Itcv. E. R. Bailey, in charge of spiritual work at the mission, and the i-ermon was 1 the Rev. Wallace KadeJilTe, I). - , pastor of theXcw York A venue Presbyterian Church. After the religious service the monthly meeting of the "Workers' Union was held In tlie mission hall on Louisiana avenue. Mr. O. B. Brown or the hoard of directors or the Christian Union Mission, presided, with Mr. A. L Swartout as secretary. Encouraging and interesting reports were made by the chairmen of the various de partments, which showed a decided in crease over the work dene tlvc month pre vious, and :ilo that the efforts had not leen without gord results. Mrs. Carroll or tlie house to house depart ment reported that 79 visits had been made. 132 pcr.-ns had been conversed witii upon religious subjects, six of whom had determined to live better lives. The police stations and Jails were visited regularly by Mrs Druce. Mrs. Pratt and Mr. Cfart, who reported very satisfactory results. Rev. Dr. Bailey made n. very interest ing report on the gospel wagon work. Twenty meetings were held -which were attended by over 12.000 people, with the result that 2r7 persons had requested to be prayed for. At the close of the business session a testimony meeting was held. StoH's great semi-annual shoe clearance Kale now In full blast 810 Seventh street. Crowns 53 ; best Teeth. $5 ; Fill mgs, 75c up ; painless extracting, 50c. Expert operators. II. ft. Dental Ass'n, 7th and D streets. Ejjjd? V B RercH sfuEs 1 18 r$623 b.' st n wIa EyOFF ICE HOlflS 9I2 m&ZgT IWiSfw. nn Ooini'.Tf cava sotxnto ' - - USE YIELDS & POINT Will" Compromise on items in the Disirici Biii. LIGHT SCHEDULE AGEEED TO Sectarlmi Quest Inn "Will Not Come Up and an AjTr'inent Is Looked for This Moriilu"; Lights Must Uurn All Nljrlit Prlco Fixed Be tween the Proposed Figures. Today the District appropriation bill will agjiu become ! bone tl contention in the lloiine, and it is now expected' that a solution of tlie (ontwersy will be reached which may- exjeditc adjournment, it l.ot make it immediately possible. Jui prior to the iccess taken labt even ing Mr. Pitney, a member ol the com erencc committee, gae notice that at the lirst convenient and suitable oppc.rtunily he would ak the lioi-he to ..meud us u.s-truc-tions to tlie ci nlerees so that a comprcini&u agreement can be readied and tlie strug gle ended. Those instructions to the conferees were tom.sist on the Hi use ptoposilions telative to municipal charities and electnc light ing. As all other matters in dispute have now been disposed i f. it is sought to have this mandatory insistence ien:ocd and have tlie coiileiecs gien some latitude m making and nccepttng proj'.ositicns. SECTARIAN SCHOOLS. "With the House having already con curred in the Senate amendments regard ing sectarian Indian schools, and restoring Providence and Garfield hospitals to their old status m the sundry civil bill, it is be lived tli.it llieie will be little, if any hesita tion, in permitting the distribution of runds for the other Jocal clianties to be made during the coining fiscal year on the same basis a.s heretofore pre ailed. Tims the whole matter would be left for tlie 1'ifty lifth Congress to adjust m such a manner as may seem wise and proper a year hence. It is doubtful if Hie recognized A. I'. A leadeis m tlie House will make any stren uous opposition to concurrence in Hie Senate amendment lesionug loc;il clianUes to the posilioa they have previously occu pied, and the entire controversy will likely he settled without an attempt Iving mad.' to even place Hie meniherson record. Some of t!:e cSitef le.ider.s may make brief state ments defining their ponto:i and reaffirm ing their antagonism to all sectarian ap propriations, and rest content to go Jo Uielr constituents upon that record. Mr. Dockerv .m behalf of Mr Grout sub mitrod just iK'fore 7 o'clock a par'ial agreement i n the District bill, winch was promptly ratifiel by the House. LIGHTING THE STREETS. Tills agreement was in regard to lighting 'the public streets by gas and electricity. The compromise effected is as follows: Tlie sum f $150,000 is appropriated for gas lighting, as again-t $l2i:.iu( proposed by the House, and $175,000 proposed by the Senate. The limit of cost is fixed at $20 jer lamp. The suj-i or $50,000 is appropriated for electric Ilgiilmg. as against $43,C00 pro pose! by the House nnd $59,170 proposed by Hie Senate. The limit or cost is fixed at 37 cents per lamp per night. The set vice lor b,a!i giu, aud electric lamps is required to continue all night, instead or from forty five minutes after sunset to forty-five minutes before sun rise, covering the twilight period, as pro posel by the House. The proposition to have gas supplied to private consumers at the rate of 75 cents per thousand cubic feet was eliminated. On the other items in dispute tlie con ferees annoanciM Hiat thev had been un able to reach an agreement. A further conference was ordered and the same con ferees reappointed. In this connection Mr. Pitney took oc casion t' serve notice that he would today ask Uie Hous? to amend its instructions. MAY YET HE PARSED. Federation of Labor Hopeful for the Antl-Coutraet Hill. Delegates ironi forty-three local labor organizations were l resent at the mcetit.-g of Hie Federation of Labor held last even ing at Plasterers' Hall. President Me Tlugh was in the chair and much business of importance lo orgamed labor was trans acted. Tlie legislative (ommittce reported that there was still a chance or the anti contract bill being taken up and patted by Congress if it did not adjourn before the end of the week. The sjiecial omm.ittee appointed at the request ot the Hoi seshoers union to investi gate the Merchants Delivery Company's horo shoeing shop, reported that they were owned and managed by the same j erion. The matter was referred back to the Horsenhi'trs i"nion. A communication from the Stonemasons' Union was nn! requesting thai the Feder ation use its influence to secure the tna-onary woik bung done on the Hats to union cen. It was al.-o stated that since the woik had been started over a year ago it had been i ondw ted to the detriment of organized labor. ir was rer-orted that the stone to be uccd in the construction or the American Uni versity would be quarried outside tlu? city by cheap labor, nnd the building committee was instructed to wait upon the budding committee or the university and ci.denvor to have its quarrying done by union labor. The Horseshoers reported that they had changed their meeting place rrom over the saloon at 7:17 Seventh street, because the proprietor refused to withdraw his patron age from the local bieweries. MISSED HIS MUSKET. Daniel Murphy Ann In in Tremble Be cause of Hibulous Tendencies. Daniel Murphy, who tried to clean out the neighborhood of New Jersey avenue and II street, as told in The Times several daysago, got mio the toils again yesterday. Daniel imbibed and Policeman Corhey ar rested him for being drunk and disorderly. His musket ik still at station No. G, and when he was brought In the Tirst thing Daniel saw was the gun standing in a corner "If I'd hnd that today you wouldn't a tuk me." he said to Corbey, and then he staggered back to a cell. Daniel will have a chance to explain his conduct before Judge Kimball this morning. Capt. Henley's Punishment. Secretary Carlisle has decided to drop Capt. Healey. Revenue .Marine Service, to the fool of the list of captains, to suspend him from dutyand to place him on waiting orders for a ronod or four years and to have the order of reprimand read on all vossclsoftheReveuiie Ma rineService, which order contains the -warning that for a rcpetiUon or extensive drunkenness he will be dismissed from the service. Had Ills Son Arrested Isaac Burnstine, thirteen years old, was yesterday arrested by Officer Fitzgerald on a warrant sworn out by the boy's father charging him with the embezzle ment of SI. The. warrant alleges that Isaac embezzled " $1 from his parent on the 4lh of May last. The man appeared bcrore Justice Lewis I. O'Neal on the 4th of June and swore out a warrant for the boy. Minister Tayloe III nt Purls. Mr. Hnnnis Tayloe, United States minister to Spain, whose sydden abandonment of his literary plans at Oxford and departure from England was told in cable disjiatches, is ill in Paris. A cablegram to that effect was received in "Washington yesterday. How ill Mr. Tayloe is the dispatch did not Etatc. His ur Got Chewed. TVilliam Campbell, colored, Ihfjg at No. 815 Turner street northeast, disputed with another man over .their individual right to the sidewalk last night, and in the D'ght that resulted Campbell hud a piece chewed out of his ear. His wounds were dressed at TSmergency Hospital and h -was sent home. ISP11S 1NIE! Garfield and Provider Find Favor in Sundry Civil BiiL CONFEREES AGEEED WITH Old-Time Appropriations of SI 0,000 for Eaeh Institution Mr. Ualuer Spoke five Minutes as Member of Coulereneo Committee Gar Held Hospital Should Not Ho Forced Out. "When the last conference report i n the sundry civil bill was presented m the House by MrCaimou it wjs lound to con tain the old-time appioprintions of $10, 0CO each lor Ganleldaud Providence hospitals. Five minutes were allowed Mr. Haiuer, a member ol the coulerence committee, to explain hit, position on that poiiioii or the report. Mr. Haltier said that Jrem tlie outset lie had oj.jli sed .ill iipptopiluUoiis lor sedan, in institutions and prcpoted to continue tnat light lie buueed they are unjiistiliablc and indefensible. His colleugues ou tiie uitumitlce, said Mr. Haiuer, considered it lieccssarj -to save the bill to gi e these hospitals the usual sums allowed them, aud he was lurced to reliuin lrcm signing the leport, as he could uoi subscni.e to these con ditions. This light must be rought to a liuish, said Mr. Hauler, and it matters noi whether the sundrj iil, District or li.diuu appro priation bills be made the basis "or the linut onitoverij. Tlie question must sooner cr later be settled once and forever, and he believed that Americanism will prevail and the practice ol donating public Hinds to private establishments will be discontinued. Mr. Savers said it was evident tlie con cession must be made or the sundrv civil bill, carrvliig more than $30,t 00,000, must tail. He thought it better to save the bill hj reiii-erting the old provisions. PKOVIDENCE CONTRACT. Mr. Cannon read the piovisicus of the lbll as it passed the IIoum and the substi tute ni'-cited by the Senate, the aggregate am-iuni being the sameHe said that a contract was to be mtidic.nvn.h Providence Hospital bv the surgeon jeperal l.r the medical tieatiueutof iijUftfiyrHve destitute persons, whereas the $19,0C0 given tr.ir lield Hospital is for maintenance and the treatment of but sixty'pauents. The object of the Senate amendment, said Mr. Cannon, was to prevent closing the dours or Garfield Hospital. The treatment of District patients was to be by contract and it beuur.o evident that Providence Hospital, being the older, belter ostnblinhen and better equipped, would se cure the entire contract, mid the younger hospital would be forced from the field. The conferees, he said, took this view of Hie case and reached the conclusion that sectarianism did not enter into the ques tion, and it was only a matter of having two good hospitals, or only one. He be lieved that Garfield Hospital should not be compelled to close its doors. Tlie closing remarks of Mr. Cannon were greeted v.itli applaime, and by a rousing vote the House agreed to the confcience report so far as the two hospitals carried in the cuiidrv civil bill is concerned. MR HAINER SATISFIED Mr. Hamer seemed perfectly satisfied with hi less than five-minute speech, evi dently believing that a better opportunity will present itself ror making a fight to a finish when the sections regarding chari ties in the District appropriation bill again come up for action. Mr Hainer seemed to feel that his position as a con feree on the sundry civil bill, and refusing to sign the report, required some expla nation, and he made it along the same lines that he has so often fully explained to the House. Many members believe that the action in regard to Providence and Garfield hos pitals win jnve the way tor bringing about an agreement on the District appropriation bill, and a settlement or the charity ques tion. It is also held to be more apparent that the House will jump at any reason able compromise, if it be but temporary, that will relieve the members from preseat risjonsibitv and bring atout a speedy adjournment. The renewed cheers and applause that fol lowed the final settlement of the Eeonnun school qucftion in the Indian appropria tion bill, to which Messrs. Linton. Hamer and other recognized A.P A. lenders made no objection and did not even vote in the negative, was accpted as a declaration on both sides of the chamber that an. sort or a conference agreement on the District bill would be nut ttiroueii the House with a whoop and without discussion. Subsequent to tins action many members c pressed the iM'lief tint it jr not tbe ques tion of chant es that mav now temporarily endanger the District bill, but thatof elec tric lighting. Thev believe that the relative irojtort ance of the two impositions has been reversed. HICII VALLEY DEVASTATED. 2Cthrnsli Suffered Greatly From In!t Saturday's Storm. Omaha, Neb.. .Tune 0. The storm which visited the Loup Valley Saturday was the worse that has overcome to Hint section. The railrojds. perhaps, suffered the most, and traffic will not be rosiiined for several days owing to the washingaway of bridges and culverts. Much olvthe country is inundated. Officials of theUnioii Pacific say it will be iinpoMibltir'move trams before Friday. A brief telegram received by General Uminger HoMrcdge says that "tt'i.lbach was completely inundated, the water&tand mg to a depth of ten feet over the entire town. The depot was almost completely destroyed and six box cars standing on the side track were washed Mjvcral miles away. Ir is learned that twenty-two bridges on the Elkhorn road, between Chailron ami Deadwood are washed out. Particu lars of the tornado which wrecked the village of Lynck, Boyd county, state that every building in the town was shattered, only a part of the hotel being left stand ing One man was injured, he being buried in the debris of a blacksmith shop. At Columbus. Ncbr., the damage caused by tiie overflow of the Loup Rives Saturday can hardly be estimated at pres ent. A path of desolation marks the cour.-e of the high water, and the river was a veritable sea for over twenty miles, ranging from two to six miles wide. The crops along the route are entirely destroyed, and n. number of farmers lost nearly all their hogs and calves. St. Paul, Xeb., reports that the full ex tent of the damage done by Friday nighf s storm is just beginning to .be realized. Scores of low-lying farms are flooded, thousands of dollars' worth of livestock, farming implements, etc., have been swept away, and one of the prettiest and richest valleys in Nebraska is now a scene of de struction and desolation. Cndets Leave for Their Cruise. The practice ships Monongahela and Bancroft left Annapolis yesterday with the graduating class of 1896 on board. Theline cadets are on the Monongahela and will go to Madeira, and the Bancroft, with the engineer cadets, will cruise along the Atlantic coast. Stoll's great semi-annual shoe clearance sale now In full blast. 810 Seventh street. Wearers are proud of Arthur Burt's footwear. The Comfort Last remember the word. Hll F Street, Next to Branch Post-oflico. Open Saturdays 9 p. in. NfUU GOLB (dollars) for old gold and Eb If silver. G. BLOOM. 928 Pa. ave .!.'.;' STOLL'S "810" is the head cen- 1 TlMe'S 80 j l ire of Shoe selling during this great j j yjjg(j g I f ' $48,000 Shoe Clearance. :- IS QTAl I Q "Ain" TfK Qf 1 w r . i i .11 i t r ill s r n r r i ' PROF. SUES; MUST RESIGN Teachers anflPiiplls Appsal in Vain forHif Retention. i School ConiinittW' Holdsa Final-Meeting and 'A f firms Its Decision to Hemove Him! Although there were eight members of the board ol public school trustees present yesterday ariernoon at the Franklin school no meeting was hejd. Themeiiibers present were President Whelpley, Messrs. lit:. Harries, Cornish, Barnard, I)r. Sliadd, AVilson and Mrs. Terrell. A lengthy meeting ot the committee on normal and high school instruction was held at winch the case of I'rof. C. M .L. Hues was discussed in all its varouis phases. The committee, however, may be said to have held two sessions. The lirst was held in the loom east or the trustees' room at which Bishop Hurst and Kev. Luther B. "Wilson appeared in the interest of Irof: Sites. '. Altei according the hearing to these gentlemen the committee adjourned to an inner room in !!-. front ptrt or the building where the meoUug was continued until after C !50 o'clock-, The jiroc ceilings were guarded most care fully. On adjournment i t was stated that all that would be said was that the board had simply affirmed Hie action taken ut the meeting on last "Wednesday, at which it was decided that Pror. Sites would be removed as principal of the Eastern High School. In connection with this announcement a member or the committee stated that no shrcinc charges had been made against Pror .Sites and the committee considered Mr. bHesiu every way a man or excellent character and Jngh education, but still there were some qualities requisite for a pnucipal of a school like Hie Eastern High School which Pror. Sites did not possess. It was also understood irom a member or the committee that recognizing his ability a.s an educator Pror. Sited would, ir he desired, be given a position as teacher in one of the schools in the city. A committee, consisting of Pror. J. P. Gerry and M. V Swartzell. and Miss I. M. Haly. representing the faculty of the East ern High School, presented a petition signed by all the teachers of the school, asking the board to reverse its former ncUon and retain Prof. Sites in his presentpositlon A petition signed by lctween 250 and oOtl pupils of the Eastern High School was also sent to tiie committee. T5jc committee representing the faculty were present ami were given an audience. They asked Hint the committee take no further action looking to the removal of Prof. Sites until the whole matter has been thoroughly investigated -and u full report made. '" On account of tlie failure of the board to meet the following announcero'ents of the commencement exercises were made by Superintendent Powell: Business High S hool. Monday, June IS', AllcnV Ojiern House. 8 j. m Normal School. Franklin school budding? Tucsda y. lGth, 12 m. Col ored High Schools. Academy of Music. Wednesday. 17tU. 8 p m. "White High Schools. Ailen'-j Opera House, Thursday. June 18. 8 p. m. The graded sctfcols will close on "Wednes day. , , The commencement exercises will be pre sided over bj-'Sorn one of the honrd of District Commissioners, and at each an addrCfS will be made by some prominent citizen. At t ho comiTtencemctit of the Business High School the address will be by Hon. Simon Wolf. ' CLE A KING' UP ODDS AND ENDS. Senate Made Good Pronres on the llusiness Before It. Very satisfactory progress in clearing the odds aud ends ot the legislative worU ot the session was made by the Senate yesterday. Final conference Tcports on the naval ap propriation bill and the Indian appro puatioti bill were presented and agreed to. In the naval bill a compioiinsc was made reducing the number of battleships to three, and directing that no contracts, shall be made for armor plate until after the Secretary of the Navy shall have inquired into the cost of manufacture, and shall' have made a report lo Congress. The question of contract schools in the Indian bill was eoniromiscd on the basis of allowing them (where there are no other schools to lake their place) during the fiscal year 1S!7. A resolution which had been offered "Monday by Mr. "Wolcott, respecUng the erection of an equestrian statue to Gen. "William T. Sherman, was taken up. and discussed for nearly two hours. It di rected an inquiry" by the Committee on the Library into the facts and circumstances of the contract, and requested the Secretary of "War to suspend its execution till next scssiou. The resolution'was defeated. Police Capture n Deserter. Detective Sutton the First precinct yesterday arrested Sidney "W. McCumber who is charged with having deserted from the Ttiird Art Wary while stationed at the Arsenal in this city. McCumber, it-is alleged, left his com pany several weeks ago and has been em ployed at a lunchroom on E street. De tective Sutton found him there yesterday morning and locked him up at the Twelfth street station. McCumber is also charged with taking $S from a comrade before he left the barracks. Millionaire Lumberman Dead. Clinton. Iowa, June !. W. J. Young, the millionaire lumberman and philanthropist, died vestcrdiv. lie was i)nrn in He'frrf.. Ireland. In 1857, came here in 1858, en gaged in the lumber business, built his nrsn mill here in i860, -and when his mills closed and he retired, three vears ago. he theo Moil the largest plant or the kind in the wcrld. Gentry to lie Tried. Philadelphia. June 8. -The trial of James B. Gentry for the murder of TdargarefW. Drysdale, otherwise Madge Yorke, on Feb ruary 17, 18A5, has been. set for June 15. Confessed TlmtHe Broke Training. Coach (to college athlete) Your muscles seem to be flabby and your whole system needstoningup. 'Are'you drinkinganything? Athlete Not a drop. Coach-Then jotjgniust be smoking too much. t, -, Athlete No; don'ttfsmoke a tall. Coach Studying?))) Athlete-Eri ef-a little. Coach (indigrrantrf) You'vi re got to stop that. Do-yon wantjpo losetue game? Ex- change. -Tit" -Jfovelty-Worn Off. ""We cannot Jlnda place to go this, summer." le ni ' ""What's thenJotrble?": "We want a- slimmer Tesort from which tvc won't have . jtoinwrite home -that we sleep under blankets." Chicago Record. it . MEYER FILLS THE VACANCY Appointed to Succeed Mr. Cobb on the District Committee. 13o Is a Hepreseutatlve From Louisi ana and .Now Serving His I'hlrd Term. Just prior to the taking of a recess last evening in the House, the Speaker an nounced Uie assignment of Mr. Mejer, of Louisiana, to be a member of the House District Committee, to nil ty.e vacancy occasioned by the unseating or Mr. Cobb, or Alabama. Mr. Mejer represents the First Louisiana district, being a citizen or New Orleans. He is now serving his third term in Con gress and is practically certain or reelec tion. He is fifty-jJx years old, having been born October 19, 1842. Mr. Mejer wnsa student at thcTJniversity or Charlottesville until 1862, when he en tered the Confederate Army nnd served until the close .of the war on the start or Brig. Geu. John S. Williams, of Ken tucky. At .the termination or the war he returned t''tWsiana and has since been largely euga m the culture or cotton and sugar, as well as the banking busi ness. ,, In 1879 Mn.,Icyer was elected colonel or the First itegiment of the Louisiana Sttne Nationaf Guard and two year's later wasajipointedbngadiergeneral to command the First Brigade, comprising all the unl rornied corjis of the State, which position he still holds. As a business man Mr Mejer has been unusually snccesshil, and ilienpplicdiion of those methods which have established his own prosperity to the betterment of the ins truct will doubtless proven valuablendjunct to municipal legislation, Like Chairman Babcock, Mr. Curtis and several other members or the committee, Mr Meyer is not an orator but an active, carerul and con scientious worker. Mr. Mejer is also a member of the Com mittee ou Naval Affairs and that on Manu factures. JAPAN NOT YET A MENACE. Mr. DIiiKley Heports on the Threat ened Commercial Invasion. Mr. Dniglcy, ot Maine, chairman of the Committee ou "Way an 1 Means, made a re- J port to the House yesterday on the gen eral subject of Japanese competition up on American industries. The report is based on two resolutions thai were referred to the Ways tind Means Committee to determine what legislative remedy should be adopted to protect Ameri can producers from Uie competition of cheap Oriental labor, and also to dis cover what effect the difference of ex change between gold standard and silver standard countries has upon our agricultural and manufacturing industries. The report shows that the Japanese are studying the methods of all civilized nations and adopt ing those most suitable to their purposes. The report sketches the marvelous ma terial development or Japan during the p.ist twenty j'enrs, a development which is due not only to the foregoing reasons, but to the further reason that the laborers work twelve honrs a day at 'ridiculously low wages. Notwithstanding Japan's progress in the industrial arts, the committee do not find that anj- articles of Importance, made by factory methods in Japan, outside of cheap silks, handkerchiefs, mattings, rugs, etc., have as yet invaded the markets of the United States. They think it probable that the rapid introduction of machinery into Japan will within a few years make Japanese factory products a more scnous competitor in our markets than those of Great Britain. France, and Germany, for the reason that Japanese wages are lower than European wages. and ! Japanese labor hkclj' soon to become as effective with machinery- as European labor is. The committee find but one remedy for the injurious effects of competition from abroad, and that is the imposition of duties on such competing liujiorts. equiva lent to the cost of production and distribu tion, arising lrom the fact that Hie producer here pays nis emjiloye higher wages aud thus enables him to maintain a better standard of living than the foreign manu facturer, who seeks to avail himself of our market, j)ays hirf employes. Discussiiig'a.ning other important topics the effect nf'lie. difference in exchange betwen gold standard and silver standard countries upon American industries, the Inquiry having particular reference to j Japanese competition, the committee hnd that this difference iu the purchasing power of the dollar of the two countries gives the Jajuinese manufacturer no advantage in purchasing his material. The report adds that whatever advan tage an employer of labor in Jnpar; obtains bj- being able to pay his employes in silver at $1.29 an ounce, bougftt abroad Tor 68 cents an ounce, arises from -practical rob bery or the Japanese laborer through the use oT depreciated money. Against the competition of the products or tbe lower-wage labor of Japan and other Oriental countries, the committee says, in conclusion, which have introduced or shall introduce machinery and factory methods of production, whatever may have caused this low wage a competition which will m part be ofrset by the inevitable rise of wages in Japan must be the same defense as that which from 1861 to 1893 proved so effective ngaiust the competi tion of tlie products of the lower-wage labor of Europe, viz.: Protective duties or, if need be, the same? as is employed to ward off the competition of imported products of convict labor, viz.: Prohibi tion of their importation. The Times Real Estate Burean can se cure a tenant for your vacnntstore quicker than an j- other ageDcy. $2.00 White Silk and Duck PkEASOLS 59c. CLARK'S 734-736 7th St. N.W. KNEESSI, 425 Seventh Street. We're well prepared for the belt " fad." Ladies' Belts from 15c up to $1.50. Morocco, calf, grain alligator, seal, levant, &c. Some with pretty sterling- silver buckles. KNEESSI, 425 Seventh Street. !. ALDR1CIJ IS SEATED Alabama Contest Discussed by the House for Six Hours. i'lnnl Agreement on Sundry Civil TJ1U UhsujjjreenieiiL ou the Urgent Deficiency UllL On the day before that on which Congress was confidently expected tondjourn forthe session, the House bpent six and a half hours in the consideration of a contested election case AJdricb, Republican, vs. Underwood, Democrat from tbe Ninth Alabama district. The discussion was participated In by Messrs. Uauiel and Linney in lavor of the contestant, and Underwood and Stallings In favor of the coutestee. There, was con siderable Kepublican opjiosition to tbe recommendation of the committee, and the resolution declaring Aldricn entitled to his seat was agreed to by less than 10 ma jonty, the vote being 116 yeas, 107 nays. Mr. Aldnch was sworn in. The final conference reports on tbe Indian and naval appropriation bills were agreed to amid applause. The report of the coulerence upon the sundry ctvilappropnation bill, a rinal agree ment as to all matters in dispute except Hie public building appropriations was agreed to. The House voted to insist upon us dis agreement to these, except as to that for the building at Savannah. Ga., butbv a vote of 90 to 01 agreed to it. ThcHouaedisugreediotbeSenateamend ment to the urgent deficiency bill, giving to every emploje on the rolls December 2. 1815. andsiiicedischarged.amonth'asalary. The rules were suspended and the bill passed to put into operation the recommen dations of the International Marine Confer ence forpreventing coll Utonsnt sea. A resolution reiorted from the Commiv tee on Acccounts was agreed to. authoriz ing the Speaker to appoint aspccal commit tee of Dve to sit during the recess, to in vestigate the charges of mismanagement against the Leavenworth Soldiers Home, and appropriating 53.000 for its expenses. At 7 o'clock, a still further recess was taken until 10 o'clock today. STUEET lilPHOVEMEST BOXDS. Alexandria Council Abont to Submit tlie Question to Freeholder. But little business was transacted at the regular semi-monthly meeting of the city council last night. The resignation of Mr. George A. MushbuCh as a member or the lower board from the Third ward was received-but laid over for the present, while a motion or Mr. James It. Caton to appoint a committee orthree location Capt. .Mushbacb and prevail on him to with draw Ins resignation was adopted. The s-ubject or rejiairs to Fayette street was discussed and tlie committee on streets was Instructed to procure estimates im mediately in order ttiat the improvements may be begun An amendment to the city charter defining the emoluments otthe insjwetor and measurer or lumber was intro duced and referred to the committee on general laws. It was the intention of some members to call up the resolution, which was offered some months ago and referred to the com mittee on general laws, regarding submit ting to the freeholders of the city the right to vote upon the question whether the city should issue bonds amounting to $200,000 for general street improvements, but the matter having been in the bands of Mr. Mustibach, chairman of said committee, and the gentleman's resignation lerag now bcrore council, action was deferred until the next meeting. It is thocght.the gentleman may lie ready to report the bill at that meeting. FAMOUS FOR SIZE. People "Too llrond to Be Conceived by Narrow Minds." Chicago Chronicle. Frederica Ahrens, a German woman who lived iu Paris, weighed 150 pounds when only four years old. and 450 pounds at twenty years of age. Mr. Laurent tells of a rnrisiau boy who weighed 104 pounds at tt.e age of four. A mats named Essex, who died in the reigt: or George III, weighed 616 pounds. He died when thirty years old, and UiC stairway and thesideof the house had to be taken out to remove him. He was lowered in'o the grave by an engine. An Essex grocer named Bright lived to be twenty-nine years old, and weighed at the time of his death 616 pounds. Philip Mnsou of Monmouthshire is reported to have the following dimensions: Wrist. 11 inches; waist. 72 inches; calf, 33 inches, and chest, GO inches. Iu the "Philosophical Transactions" for 1:3 there is a description of a girl of four years who weighed 250 pounds. Dr. Ellison tells of a child who died when one year old and weighed sixty pounds. A Mr Pel of Lincolnshire Uppcd the scales at 360 pounds nnd is said to have been buried in three coffins. In the Dictionaire des Sciences Medicales there is an account of Marie Francois Clay, a Parisian beggar, who died in 1S0G. Her waist measured sixty-two inches, and her bead was almost hidden by her enor mous shoulders. She had to sleep almost upright, being afraid to lie down for fear of suffocating. Lovelace Love, an Irishman, had a cof fin. 7 feet long. 4 feet broad and 3 1-2 feet deep. Benjamin Bower weighed only 470 pounds. Gunz. a German writer, men tions a young, eylph-likc lady of his ac quaintance who weighed 492 pounds-Dorothy Collier- a Xorth of England matron, tipped thcscalesatonly420 pounds. Lambert weighed 739 pounds. Hood said he was "too broad to be conceived by any narrow mind." He. used, to advertise ns follows: Mr. Daniel Lambert, of Leicester, the heaviest man that ever lived. At the age of thirty-six he weighs upward of 50 stone (14 pounds to the stone), or 7 stones 4 pounds London weight i. e.. butcher's weight or R pounds to the stone which is 91 pounds more than the great Mr. Bright weighed. Mr. Lambert will see company at his home. No. 33 Piccadilly, next Al bany, nearly opposite St. James' Church, from 11 to 5 o'clock. Tickets of admission, 1 shilling each. Ony Ono TVny to Get Volunteer. There had been a lack of men Joining the ranks, and the colonel was visiting a re cruiting station. Inspecting the workings of bis recruiting sergeants. Suddenly a ter riric noise or shouting nnd shuffling or feet came through the open window. Now It came from the stairway, intermingled with sundry loud bumps and knocks, and the door burst open, showing a red-faced, per spiring little sergeant, pushing, hauling and tugging at a big country lad. The latter was doing his best to escape the firm grip of the soldier. "Halt!" cried the colonel. "How is this, sir?" he said to the ser geant. "Is this the way you secure re cruits by force, sir?" The red-faced ser geant looked up and down, then at the colonel, and blurted out: "Sure, sir, the only way to get them volunteers Is by force, sir." Chicago Chronicle. Ml m our 37.50 grade that we want you men to know about. It's a beautiful shade of navy blue and time or rain can't change it You can't g-et anything- as cool outside of the Crash Suits and we don't know of a more satisfactory sum mer garment. It's just the same quality as we've always sold before for $10 just the same as everybody else wants $10 for now. All sizes 33 to 44. Lined Blue Serge Suits at $7.50 if you'd rather have 'em. Not quite as good as the unlined but all wool and fast color. V i Eiseman Bros,, Cor. 701 and E Sfs. 1 W. t P No branch store in Washington. 9 NEGRO HELD UP A CROWD Exciting Street Chase by the Polica After a Huckster. Dtilf a Crate of Hih Cblclseni Had, Drowned and llnmuue Agent Complained. An exciting chase after a huckster, who . xra-i wanted by the police for cruelty to animals, and whose arrest was requested by Mrs. Maud Stanton, a member of the Hu mane Society, occurred early last evening m the Second precinct. The trouble was not expected and it is fortunate that no one was hurt. Joseph Harris, colored, was coming down P street, near Tenth street northwest, driving a wagon, filled with a mass of different kinds of produce and also containing a large crate ot chickens. The heavy storm which had just passed, had drowned a dozen or so of the poultry, which were very young, while others were man extremely bad condition. The driver had apiurently done nothing to protect them, and Mrs. Stanton, who happened to be passing, noticed the state ot the Jowls, and sought the police that the man might be arrested. She found Policeman Mayand Cleveland who attempted to place the man under arrest. Hams broke loose from the officers, and drawing a large penknife, charged his. way th roach the crowd, and fled up Tenth htreet. pursued by the paHco and a ncmbcr of excited eit-rcen When near S street Pergt. Montgomery mid Officer McDonald, Bremerman ami Mur phy, of Xo. S station, beaded the man fr. He showed fight, and flounshert the drawn blade, in a threatening manner Harrw was driven into u -tWe on Wittbergec stree. where he was qutckiy surrewtded by the police. A short tussle took plao?. dar ing which tlie weapon was knocked ftom tne nrgro's hand, before lie had as appor funtty to use it on Ms captors. Hints wa. handed over to the Second preetect official?, and locked ap. Policeman May took charge of the kalfa and will prluce it in court tM rara mg. when the pnoner is arraigned feefero Judge Kimball. The team with its dead and dyinc fowl was driven rapklly to the station by Offlcer May, while the crowd followed In tho rear, shouting and cheering. liOTIl -WOMEN T.Os,T MONEY A Collision, a Senttt-rlnir of Coin, una Sonio Hard Feelings- , Chicago Chronicle. Tw women came tocether on 3:a;a street the other day aud when they pmed each thought the other better off for the meeting. One was a pretty, brown-eyed, brown haired girl, gowned in a modern costun c and in her band .-he earned a s.unll purse. Slie came from the north or Washington street and was hurrvms down State street on the east side. She walked rapidly, as though he was afraid that all the new organdies would be mUI out and without stoppmc in her walk opened her purse and counted her money to see ir she had enough left to buy the desired frock. From Uicopposite direction came another maiden, evidently bent nporra similar er rand. She rushed madly along through the crowd fT feminine shoppers as though her life depended upon her reaching Washing ton street at a certain second. In her baud shr held an open silver purse. She, tut. was interested in the contents, and her lips moved as she fingered the different piecis ef coin. Neither girl saw the other. When they came down th street their eyes were so glued upon their money that they rushed into each other with such force that both parses were knocked from thej- hands. Suet a jingling of silvernnd copper! Itoif dollars, quarters, nickels and dunes rolled nil over the walk, while penni-s in a goetJly ir.n.ber were scattered ani-ig them. "How much did you have?" excitedly n -Iced the brown eyed girl, as she stooped fci a half. The other one was busily picking up any thing ir. sight, but took time to reply" "I don't know. How rnntn had your" "I don't know, cither; I was just eount lng mine." So was I. but I had Dn!y cwmted tje n'ckels nnd there was seven, but I teid a lot more." "Oh. o did T. I was going to buy a muslin dress and they cost 40 cents a yard, and I am sure I had enough lor tliar. That was why I wns counting -i., I wantHl to be perfectly sure." And each yonng woman, as she talked, pirked up every piece in sight and put tl.cm In her purse. "What will we do nowf asked the s.il In the fashionable gown, as she dropped the last coin hi her purse "Do' What can we dor answered t'.o owner of the silver chain purse as she e!d it in "Mine is not nearly so full as it was before " "J'oohl" said the other, a3 she continued north "I know I have nos got half whut belongs to me." And they proceeded to -n-arch.for treas ures from the hnrgaln table. A Long-Felt "Want. "Perkins has resigned from the 'Im proved Order of Red Men? " "Yes, be Is gcttmg up an organization called the 'Improved Order of WhiteMenj Chicago ReconL jf . s-,3 A ,jC- Tt Afta?g'iT ., .?