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515 Seventh Street.
'Just give us S
half a chance
and we shall
show you that
there isn't an
" Overcoat or a
Suit either of
fered for $7. 50
that can com
p ar e wit h
ours. Look at
the workman
ship the fin
ish the fit
the fabric.
Note how
care f u 1 1 y
every stitch
.has bcei
taken. There's
the point. The
chean. thrown O
lVn-AlllA.n. .. 4 I .. "5
y iuytLin.1 y .11 meruit .lie llicu-
tiful, but there is but few g
of the jjood to be had. g
Bank on getting- the best a
here, and 3'ou've the privi- '
lege 01
Easy Payments
of making your own terms,
to suit 3-our income. That's
an accommodation you're
not offered everywhere.
515 Seventh Street.
Thanksgiving Proclamation Con
demned by Baltimore Hebrews.
ltubbl Solionfui'bcr Suys Mlijlit Was
Intended Dr. Gil tt timelier
Uiiliolibs President.
Baltimore. Nov. 23. Considerable Interest
has. been aroiiM-d in Hebrew circles by Hie
language usedb l'residentClevelandinliis
Tli.iliksmiiiiBproU.-iiiinUuii. Tlioparlicul.ir
words are: "Askim; a continuance or
heavenly lav or through tin- mediation of
linn who taught "3 how to pray."
Tlie liev. Ilr. A.Gullmjclier, ortlieDalti
uorc congregation, who is to deliver tlie
TuarikSKivliic;adlressnexl Thursday at the
union service-, liar Sinai Temple, in speak
ing or the sentence quoted, i-aid leday.
"I cannot brine; inyself to believe tliat a
light was intended. When I read the
proclamation tlie words struck mc as being
pecnli.tr, but I Immediately judged tliemiin
Intentional, and 1 really lliink 1 am in the
right- l'resident Cleveland is too broad
minded a man lo stoop to settarian preju
dice, lie has showed himself (.real ill all
thai constitutes greatness, and the vvcrd
used were written without prejudice simply
slipping in unintentionally People nreevcr
ready lo misconstrue, so it is best to side
"Willi iirnrs better nature."
The Uev Tobias Schonfnrbtr, rabbi of
the Ilnr S-inni Temple, said
"The President made a big mistake.
His meaning is plain, and I do not see how
It could have !cui otherwise ttian inten
tional It does certainlv seem strange that
the President would ismm; n piochiiiution
whicli introduced the peculiar convictions
or anv one faith
"Tlie government of this countrv lias
Bottling to do .vith any one religion
It is (iue-tioii.itile wliether any Tliniiksgir
iug pnxlanintion should be seni f'lrlh by
ii Proident Jerterson refused to issue
a proclamation on the gruund that sllIi
matters had nothing to do with the govern
ment of the country
"Tills proclamation excludes the He
brews, liecause they do not lielicve tint
they were brought to prajer through the
mediation of any one. .Still, this will
not deter us from otrenng up thanks"
"t"v Yorli l'olice HreuKlnir ITp Uanc;
of Juvenile TIllCTI-H.
New York, Nov 23 Capt. O'Br.en re
ported toda the capture of two more of
tlie gang of suburban burglars who had
their headquarters and most of their 1 oaly
nt Nn 2(1 State street, where four of them
were arrested last week. William Win tail,
alias the "Prussian," and Lewis ileyer,
alias Hamburg Lewis," are thi-Ir names
They are twentj-four and eighteen years
old, lespociivcly, joung like the rest or
the prisoners
The captain talked interestingly about
this gang and their crude, m kb-ss work.
They had shown, he said, a gnat deal of
low cunning and an unusual jiersistencc
and industry in the urprbinel extensive
raids they had made en pr pert Without
any such elaborate method as oxiiertlliieves
lay out for it-ch w! o'csnlc rolxei ies, the
bad nevertheless an crganizatii n with a
leader, and every crime thej cuiimitted
was planned 1 cforohand.
The w.isi.ning or the dogs at Summit,
N. J., is an example or the preparation
for the seven burglaries d.itie in that town.
Hut the miscellaneous and bulky character
of the propcrtv lliey carried orf convinces
the liolice that they"were low-class crimi
nals. The woman, Mary Miller, or Sznntho,
who gave the information of the storage
place for the booty, uiid who also told the
detectives where to find the two men
brought in yesterday, has furnished all
tlie additional rails needed with time to
catch all the missing members of the.
Teople kept coming all day yesterday
and began ngain early today to look
over the pile, of sturt on the floor and
tabic ol the detective bureau. More
lKKitj was added to the pile today, in
-onseiuence of the fresh arrests. The
house where the two men were taken was
at No. lb Kldridge street.
Capt. O'Brien said he had evidence
connecting the criminals with burglaries
as rar North as Canada, and as far West
as Chicago. The new prisoners were ar
raigned in the Center street liolice court
and ic-maiided at the request of tlie de
tectives until tomorrow.
Several pieces of the silverware, a yacht
ing cap and the big revolver found in the
Kldridge street room were identified at
police ticadiiuartcrs today as the property
of James Ktillman, president of the Na
tional City Bank, No. 32 Wall street,
whosecouutryresidence.il Corn wall-on-lhe-Hmlson
was robbed on Hie night of No
vember 14. The home of Mr. Ktillman's
motl'cr nearby was also robbed the same
ilr. Stillmairs butler identified the prop
erly, and, further, recognized two dresses
found at No. 2G State street, Brooklyn,
us belonging to Miss Bessie Stillman.
Wounded Dtiiinj; Stone Uattlo.
Small boys, who rrequent the neighbor
hood or Twenty-second and P nreets
northwest, engaged in a stone Ivilth: last
night. During a particularly l.ez.y
fuslladc TValtcr Maim was struck on tlie
l.c.wl and quite severely cut. Ho was
earned to his home on Twentj -first street,
near II, and a physician scut for.
Ilcltnrd jlust Ilaiifr.
Harrisburg, Pa , Nor. 23. Gov. Hast
ings today refused to further respite
Abraham I. Ecknrd, Uic Luzerne coumy
murdcrer, who -will be hanged December
6. He had previously been respited two
or three limes.
i "
Split in the Crack Company Promises
lo Be Lively.
Ilolti'Cs. Mnl;e Accusations! and dipt.
Shilling' l-'rlendH Stand hv Iliin.
Social side of the Coinpiinr ut
the llotto'm of tlie Trouble
CiinriKiiien llxjiec-tcd It.
The predi?apentor the liolters rrom the
Morton Cadets "last niglit was similar to
that oi cue oos iviio md vo luu lmviuiui
anny riom the circus and did not know
what to oo with nun ntterward. A num
ber of them gathered at tlie L street
armory in the belief tint a mi-cting might
ha held, but licit her faction was able to
tell aujthing definitely concerning their
movements in the future.
There were few developments beyond
whai had been piiuted in 'I lie i:cimig
Times, ('apt. Shilling slid that a probahle
dis"lmrge awaited tne hollers though he
atterwards admitted that the cae might
not Uj imjlicil ag.iiust the jouug offenders
There was ill-concealed rrighinmoug tlie
Iwlters ivlio stood in the corridors uiid dis
cuvwd the .situation.
I ain't been home yet," said one of
"Jin: said that he hadn't been out to the
house yet either." uilunleeretl another
"Ho said he didn't mind the talking his
goienior nuglilgive linn but he wiisairaid
his mother might cry when she read the
accounts in the papers."
' VMM. Jack iliu.i i May any time when
lie came home for dinner," said a brother
of one of the revolutionists "He grabbed
up lib hat and ran right out, and unite of
us cuum inuiK uoai vtu tue niuiicr until
we had read the papers."
Capt Shilling and his friends will hold
a meeting loilay to discus-, future acli.ri
A meeting will also lie held by the Uilters
tonight or tomorrow night.
J lie friend or Capt chilling are unre
stricted in their denunciation or the .iclloii
or their comrades, and they say that It is
hard to understand Tlie belief is general
Iliac a cuuit- ii.triial viil oe tlie lesiul,
ami that all of the men will be let down
and out Eetery effort will be made to
maintain the old organization, and there
i no apparent reason, so the members say,
wlij it should lie seriously injured by the
loss of a dozen men.
It is claimed by Capt Shilling's friends
that the recent fair was not a fumU.m
under the auspices or the Cadets as an en
tire body, but that it was win lly in the
hands or the bolters and a few others in
pait-i.il sympathy vitu iiic-in All or the
funds in the treasury were turned over to
tlie executive committee of tlie fair, it is
claimts;. and this committee is ctmip si-d
entirely of liolters. No report lias yet iieen
made by the committee to tlie organisa
tion, and it is openly hinted the reeeipis
will fall below the expenditures.
Both factions admit that tlie whole
trouble dates rrom the time of the inter
state drill in Savannah lar-t May Capt.
Shilling's friends claim that had he not
ruled nfralrs with a Mrong hand many oT
tlie men would have galloped away witli
themselves Tlie secret order or clique
or the Mortons, styling itseir the "A O.
1 E.," was rormed nt this time and its
membership wasliinttisltotliirtcen Capt.
Shilling won the dislike of most of tlie
memtiers of the clique at the time of its
foundation and the feeling has not dimin
ished since then.
While most or the liolters admit that they
donotknow which waythej shnlllurnnexi,
they hold that they did the only thing
there was to do under the circumstances
At their coming meeting they will dojl.t
less decide to employ a lawjer to help
litem out or tlie difficulty
It is claimed by them that the "A O.
P E." had uothingin the world todo with
the disruption and that tome of the leading
bolters were opposed lo the society
Tliev also claim thai the loiters are the
men who have done most for tlie Mortons
at all limes and in all m'hmiiis They have
given their time and their money, it is
said, iii'cmplainiiigly, but have always
been met by incivility at the hand" oT the
friiiicii, o. firajson, whose name ap
pears at the heaa m ihe brief list of
signers of the application for incorpora
tion of tlie "Morton Cadets," said Ia-t
night that the bolters wen- all oiiginl
membsrsot Iheeompanyaud that they had
practically been driven out by the action
or Hie rest.
He says that SI, 000 was set aside from
the sum tiie company won at savauii ih,
with which to meet the expense of the
next drill He alleges Hint Capt. Shilling
has loaned sums from this rund on nis
own responsibility, Mr Grayson said, but
there was no waj Ut all him to account
Tor it because the organization was not
Mr. Grayson admitted that the executive
committee or the fair had not jet rendered
an accounting Such a thing is at present
impracticable, he said, ror the reason that
ni-iny of the bills. are yet unpaid; those
who had tickets lo sell have not jet lc
IKirted and do not know to whom to re
port, tiie advertisers in the fuir paper
are yet to lie heard rrom and then: are
numerous incidentals th.it will keep an ac
counting some distance in the future.
He admitted that the sitting-room of
the company in the L meet armorj bad
lieeii stripped of its furnishings. Again
the fact that the company was noHn-
corporated came into prominence. The
furniture had been bought at rne of the
large installment houses of the city. There
was not enough money- in tlie treasurj to
pay for It at the time and one or the meni-lA-rsof
l,e company otieud lo assiui.e toe
responsibility ror its pajment.
When it was found that disruption was
imminent this meml er himself caused the
removal of tlie furniture. The one who
assumed the responsibility, it Is tald, was
Second Seigt Clarkson, whoe name does
not appear in the list of 1 oilers.
Gen. Ordway is at present out of the
city and there Is a prtsilnlitj that matters
may remain at a standstill until ids re
This trouble has not been unexpected.
Foi some time it has been known that the
civic organization of the Mortons did
not agree with the military end. JSovr that
the matter has become public every one says
he has been expecting it. An officer of
tlie guard, in speakingor this matter, jes
terday, said:
"jtoii now have the secret or thetrouble
in Hie DistrIctNation.il Guard. The brigade
is cur.scd with too much 'civic organiza
tion.' Ofliccrs can talk about the Army
and not having a drill hall, and all that
sort of thing as being the reason for the
-apath-y i.ow existing.
"It Is all rot. It is the 'civic organiza
tions' within the vmpnnlcs ihat cause all
the trouble. You can't make a social club
a good military organization..
That was the trouble with tlie Fcnclbles.
It is the trouble with the National Itirics,
iind now, the Mortons split on the same
rock. The Emmclt Guard had its little
Beige a year or two ago.and the Corcorans
are about the wily ones who have managed
In remain a fiist-class company without
a first-class row.
"When the guard gets down to work as
a purel- military bod- It will succeed.
Ecry civil organization should be weeded
out. There sliuuld be nothing but tbecom
IKiny organization. Then an officer is an
officer, and a private Is a private. Then
jou C--I1 have men taking an interest in
drills. There will be no planning for fairs
and festivals, no distinctive uniforms; all
will be soldiers. This trouble of the Mor
tons may lead to great reforms."
Arbucltle'rt Body Taken TVest.
New Vork, Nov. 23.-The body of Frank
P. ArbucLle began its Journey to Dcnver-
toiught iu charge or the widow and K. H
Tortcr, Mr. Arbucklc's business mauager.
They left on tlie C o'clock train from the
Grand Central depot. A stop of a few
hours will be -made nt Erie, Pa., where
the dead man's father and mother, both
over eighty years of age, are living.
Then the party will go to Denver, where
the .Interment will take place. -
He Has Not Yet Confirmed Mr. Wood
ward's Appintment
Tullt of Some Concerted Action la
Jjiyinj; the Whole Matter Ueforfe
the Chuirmnn Local . Leader
Continue to Discus) What They
Term l'arlcer'rf Hrenlt.
The appointment of Mr. S. W. Woodward
as f.'huumau ot the inaugural ceiemonj
committee is still way up In the air, like a
celebrated ctjfflii, ami people are still say
ing things about tne wisdom, ingenuity,
length, depth, anil breadth ot the ap
pointment. 'Ihe Kepulillcans are naturally the peo
ple who are mostly interested In It, and
ihej' are hot nt all surprised that a great
many DciuotkhIs, among those who aie
not ot the golden stnjie, should heartily
indorse Col. Parket's suggestion. It has
olco redu;eil largely to the sole suggestion
ot Col. Parker because it wns,statcd on
authority yesterday that it was not Sen
ator Proctor's suggestion and that he was
us a Uepiiblican, in favor of a Kepublicaii,
and if tlieie were lo be any ollle. than a
Hepublicau 41iat person should hax'e been
determined to be agreeable to the leading
ltcpiiblicans of tlie District.
-Many of the biggest Kepulillcans arc
restive, in Tact kicking -vigorously against
tlie suggestion or Mr Woodward, not as a
representative merchant or as a geiilleniau
but because he was selected in the man
ner that has been ileinoiistralen.
The object Inn to Mr. Woodward, or rather
the desire to have a Republican, maj lie
said to bo genera! among Republicans who
are not sensibly affected by the fact that
they and Mr Wood ward belong to the same
board ot trade There was a vast deal
of talk on the subject jestenlaj among
prominent Republicans
One of them said that, he hoped the e
piessiousof tiie Republicans which had been
published in The Times would reach the
ej-es of Hie national committee and es
pecially those of Mr Haniia.
"1 am glad," lie said, "mat there Is a
chance thai Mr Ilauna will (-mne to Wash,
ingtou before lie takes action I under
stand hi met that Mr H.iuna has nlready
beeu aske.l to consider the situation well
belore he makes li(s decision. I would
ask jou lo publish tlie following names
from wlii-li he might mase his choicei
Hon A. M. Cltipp. Mr Lewis Clephane,
Hon. Simon Wolf, A. T. Brilton, W C.
Dodge, S. S. Burdette, Gov. Alphonso Hart,
Col It. W. Tjler. John W Douglass, Gen.
W W. Dudley, Thomas Somen llle, or L.
M. Saunders.
i i.esj are only some or the distinguished
gentlemen w ho Irive doucgood service, and
any one or whom would not only have
recognized the gold Democrats and the
silver Democrats, too, as it is to be u
alnllj ailalr, oui ui;i, to lie leiuclll
bered under the nuspicesor the Republican
Judge Weed, wneu asked alsjiil the pro
posed appointment, said that he hail al
was been under tlie Impression tliat the
Republican parly could attend to its own
afr.ilrs, and tliat in tins case it was to
have been expected tliat a Republican
would be chosen. So rar as Mr. Woodward
and the Republicans were eoiicenul lie
bought tlie best tiling Mr. Woodward
could do, ir uppointed, was to resign.
Mr. Lewis Clephane said th it the sug
gestion or Mr. Woodward was undoubtedly
a grave blunder. It was Mr. Parker's
duty, he said, to hae oonsjltc-d the Re
publicans ol the DIM net belore acting. He
did not believe that the sentiment or
the national Republican committee was as
had been represented In this matter ef
tlie gold Democracy, with reference to
llle jlislrlcl. .Mr. clepliane ,io villi
some leeling and with gieat iis.ipi oint
ment on the political phase of the ap
lHintmeut. He, of course, had nothing
personal to siy He is opiioscsl to Hie
breaking or the precedents. Mr. Clepnane
by Hie way, wa a delegate lo tlieurst
Republican cuiieuUou at Pittsburg.
Col. Charles P. Lincoln, who did jest
man service ibr two inonthn in the cam
paign out West, in Iowa and other States,
is against the slate; Col- Lincoln said.
1l is doubtless true thai many r ur
Democratic mends had the good seise
and patriotism to ote for the lbpt!h!itnii
instead or for the Chicago nominee lor tlie
"If by reason of so expressing their
belief that Repuiilican success wooin be to
the best interest of tlie American peo
ple, lliey should be commended aud tlieir
action recognized by appointment'or one
nr their numl'cr as chairman or the in
augural ceremonies, no better selection
man that ol Mr. cKtdwam cond have
been made.
"The Republicans resident in this His
Irict were never more united and active
in a Presidential campaign than the one
Just closes!, and Ironi the unvanng cus
torn, and the fact of an abundance of the
best material in their ranks, '.hey had
every reason to suppose a Republican
would lie chosen for such honor."
"The selection of one who has alwajs
heretofore I ought the defeat of Repuli
licanlsm I am very confident is most dis
appointing to a very large ma.oritj of the
active and live Ucpuhluatis here."
Col. Britton is qi otcd as considering the
suggestion as a grave blunder and in fact
there are hut verj' rcw or the Kepublicans
who have any thing to say except in the
way or criticism. There .ire dozens or
them who ore so disgusted that they will
not say am thing, but they are against the
move wholly.
It is not unlikely that sonic concerted
action will be taken liv the Republicans
early this week looking to laing the feel
ing ol the Republicans before Mr llanna.
Up to jestcrda afternoon no news had
been received of the expected appoint
ment. Tlnsled a great many to expect, as
Mr. Haniia had lieen notified by tele
graph, that an appointment would Le re
ceived by telegraph, and as has notalrcnd
come that Mr. Ilauna istliinkiiigthe matter
Bicycle Policemen Gather In Many
HecklesH ltiders.
The bicycle police Kid the drag net out
last niglit and succeeded in gathering in
a number of wheelmen who forgot all about
the police regulations.
Clinton Bottle and Xathan Grady ex
ceeded the speed limit, and Bicycle Police
man Dodge captured them.
Albert Thorn and William D. nodges
passed Bicycle Policemen Duvall and Robert
son at a ten-mile gait and were promptly
overhauled. They left collateral at the
Twelfth street station.
The last on the list was James Ander
son, a butler. He had no light and Po
liceman Kstcs caused him to leave $2 at
the station for ills appearance In court this
negular Autumn Meeting Held at
Epiphany Parish llnll.
The regular autumn meeting of the
Churchmen's League ot the District of
Colombia was held at Epiphany parish
rooms last evening, Mr. Melville Church
Among matters of importance occupying'
the attention of the members was a prop
osition oKered at a previous meeting to
amend the constitution by changing the
name ot the league and having it known .is
the Churchman's League of the Diocese of
Washington. The resolution was dis
cussed and held over until nest meeting.
In the course ofthe evening short but In
teresting nddressc's were made on the sub-'
Ject of the convention of the Brotherhood
of St. Andrew at Pittsburg by Bev. Wil
liam R. Turner and Mr. "William E. Hortoii.
Dr. W. II.TVilmer also addressed the mem
bers. Refreshments -were offered at the con
clusion ot the meeting.
in stead of
$1! 3D
Jet Jl .
for a line of1 blue and black
kersey overcoats ought to
interest 3ou men who want
plenty of style and quality
for a little money.
-They have deep velvet
collars strong linings
and will wear as well as
lots of coats that cost
-Our S7.50 men's suits are
pure wool carefully made
and long-wearing.
410 is their true value
$10 is what you'll have to
pay elsewhere.
. Corner 7th and E Sts. N. W.
Flim-FlammerLjwis, Arrest Believed
to Be Important.
He Tried to Bunco u Wmnnn .Shop
lieei.er mid IVns Promptly Ar
leMcd I'oliit) Say II Huh an
Unsavory Itceord uiid linn
Done Time.
Charles Lewis, twenty-debt ears old,
a man of many aliase. ami a long police
record, was taken into custody List night
by Policeman iluley, charged Willi llim
liammiiig Miss iiavtsuruiie, proprietor or a
confectioner's shop at No. Ill Peiins!
vuuia avenue northwest.
. ...-, j .iilitg.tuiefjuile
extciiihely in Jhwtcity and Baltimore and
hl-i arrest is considered an inuiortanl one.
Lewis entered Mia Grape's shop shnrlly
berore 6 o'eb-ck last night and asked po
lite! ir she would change a twirdoilar bill,
R.1J1HR that hewuuld make a suiidl pur
chase to repay her for her trouble. He
bought five crnU worth of Cindy and
pushed the bill across the counter. As
Miss Grupe was making the change Lewis
engaged her in comer-sdlon, mid when
she placed tlie" cluinge on the counter he
picked it up and made a motion as though
to put It In lils"nocl.vt.
1 1 en he hesU.del. and, withdrawing his
hand, remarked that he had the change
and would prefer to keep the bill. At
tlie same time- he placed the change on
the (ounbT and produced a nickel from
another pocket,
When ihe intin lia'd gone out illss Grupe
discovered tliat be.had kept a dollar and
icturned lieronly'05 cents insleadof Sl.'.n.
She hastened to Ihe door and called Po
liceman .Mulvej, who happened to lie
As tne young woman was explaining
tlie case to the officer, Lewis looked back,
and, realizing that the theft had been ills
covered, si.irted to run. .Mulvey did not
wail to tear more but started In pursuit.
Lewis run up tin1 Avenue to Klrl street,
dodged into I'urd's court and came out
on 11 street. Tlie patrolman was chie
behind him and at Second and U stress
overhauled nis man.
Atihe New Jvrn' avenue station Lewis
gave liis name a- Harry Williams and said
he was tweiilv-eight earso!d He denied
having been in thecandy store and looked
up in well assumed innocence when told
thai he was arrested for flim-flamming
Later in tlie evening the man was Iden
tified by Detective Home of the centra!
officeas Charles Lewis The detectiv e said
thai Lewis had a very lud record with tl e
police of this and other cities and was con
sidered a v erv slippery character
Ho hns only been out or the La-tern
penitentiary of Penns lvaula a few weeks,
but has returned to Ids old tricks again.
He was sent to theiienltcnUary by the Bal
timore authorities under the name of
Van Allen, and wnicomiected with a noto
rious gang in the Monumental City.
About three years ago Iarvvis appeared In
Washington and enticed a young woman
to Baltimore. The couple stopied nt a
hotel and In the afternoon went for a drive
in the country. While returning to tlie city
they were held up and tlie woman was
robbed of several thousand dollars' worth
of diamonds
Tlie highwaymen were eventually cap
tureil, nnd at tlie trial It vvas proven that
Lewis was In collusion with them.
Last night he refused to make any state
ment and resisted all attempts on tiie part
of the police to pump him. They have a
very dear rase against him, however, and
there will be no trouble about identifying
him. Lewis is well dressed and of neat ap
pearance and looks an thing but a thief.
He protested his Innocence last night.
William Smith and nis Employer'
Wife Probably In Alexandria.
A clue to the elopement of Mrs. Kufus
Ager, of Evnnsville, Aid., who disappeared
last Friday, was furnished yesterday by
llie recovery or a horse nnd buggy belong
ing to Mr. B. Wilis, a liveryman, of this
The horse was found in Alexandria at
the home of Alfred Peters. It was hired
from Mr. "Willi1, feveral days ago by a
man who gave llie'iiame o" William Smith.
Yesterday Mr. Wilis received a note from
Smith which stated that he hud been un
able to return tfhe' trap and tliat it would
be round 1 n Alexandria at Mr. Peters' house.
Smith said that J the horse hud received
good treatmentiand that he would pay tlie
liveryman ror the extra time when he re
turned to the city: The note went on to
explain that tmitli had been called away
suddenly on business matters and had been
unable to return In the city with the horse
and buggy. i-
Mr. Willis went to Alexandria yesterday
and identified his property. While there
he. learned that -Smith had been accom
panied by a handsome woman whom he
introduced to iMri reters as his wife.
From the description given him by Mr.
Tcters Mr. Wiljis 's certain thai she was
Airs. Ager. of Evansvillo, Md. Mrs. Acer's
I disappearance Jias already been noted in
The Time, since sue left EvansviUe
nothing has been heard from her by
ltobcrt Miller WasAsleep In a Room
Full of Gnu.
Kobert Miller, fitt'-flve years old, a
marketmau, was taken to Emergency
Hospital yesterday suffering from the
effects of inhalation of illuminating gas.
Tho man lives with his son at No. 1200
Twentieth street northwest. The room
occupied by'Mr, ArflleiTls "heated by a gas
stove. Yesterday wliile lie was asleep
a Jet blew out, allowing the gas to escape.
When discovered by his eon Mr. Miller
was unconscious.
He was hurried'to Emergency Hospital
andevery effortmade to revive him. After
an hour's hard work by the physicians
be partially regained bis senses, but at a
late hosir last night his case was still
considered serious--,
Scheme to Retire Certificates and Use
the White Metal." :
Part of a System of Education on
Free Coinage ItH Dlnudvuntagi'i
Would lie Drought Ilomo to tho
People Act of 188 to Mo III
poaicd How It Could lie Done.
Some very conservative members-! lect
of the Fifty-flftli Congress have biought
forward a new and unitiUefliianclnlproi osi
tion by which it Is claimed tlie perpetual
advocates of free coinage could Le given
sucli an overdose of their own medicine as
to effect a permanent cure.
The plan suggested is to repeal the act
of August 4, lhtili, by which it Is made
mandatory upon tho Secretary ot the
Treasury to issue silver certificates in
denominations of oi e, two and five dollars
III exchange for silver dollars, the certifi
cates to Le reissued .jpou redemption.
The aci of lb7h, uimer winch ten dollar
silver cenificates are issued, will cither
be repealed or construed to be optional with
the ecretary-, as the wold "inu" occurs
lu the law, and such wording leaves it
discretionary with the Secrctar as to
whether he shall or thall not carry out its
But it is not intended to right the ten
dollar ceriiricate so much as those rep
ren'iitlug the denominatti ns tp to live dol
lars. Upon repealing one or Linh or tluse
acis it is proposed to pass a law lei.liinng
the Secretary of the Treasurj to destioy
silver certificates when redeemed, with
out reissuing, as is now tlie custom, thus
gradually bringing liiioelrc!.latloii the three
hundred and sixty mibicii silver dollars
stored in tlie -vaults of the Treasury De
partment and held for the redemption of
certificates now oiitst.iuiiiiig 10 that value.
By this legislation pajier money for ordi
nary purposes would practically be with
drawn trom circulation, except bills of
large denomination, gold cerllncates and
greenbacks. Silver dollars to tlie num
ber or yoO.OOb.Ouu would take the place
or currency in ail minor business transac
tions. in this way all the Inconveniences or rri-e
coinage would be illustrated without auy
of Its detrimental erfens being manifested.
The primary idea is to thoroughly disgust
theiieople, who handle money in compara
tively small ciuniititles. with ihe ili..rv r
free silver coinage and eventually wean
mem jroiu ineir ueiusiou.
But iu addition two real benefits are sug
gested as dependent upon this educational
ooject lesMiu. one is mat the -j reasury
vaults will be relieved of their fnormouj,
hoards, (mis, affording room in the ouiiding
that Is now m-eded for other legitimate
purposes. The other Is that lu the event
of financial disaster and panic the Ilabuity
or the government would be lessened by
nearly two hundred million dollars.
in I'ther vvoio, me oo,ouo,uoo silver
dollars would be in circulation upon their
own rc'siMttaoillty and should any circum
stances ,irn oy winch tney were reduced
to their value as metal, thereby becoming
worth only fifty cents each, or less, there
ctiuld be no Juggling of the word "coin"
so as to procure redemption iuutlier money
represeutiug a lull dollar.
.le... ,, .,c.u...fcv oiiitials regard
die latter argument a lar-Ictclicd, becaj.se
the obligation ol the RovcTiuiient ceases
with tne redemption or the silver certtit
tate in the silver dollar now in the
vaults, and hence It is diliicult to see by
v. hat process they could be made other
wise redeemable.
The original proposition to cease tlie
reissue or silver certificates, thus bring
ing the coin into circulation, they vb-w
as simply a iiiu-sUou or legislation. It is
even admitted that the issuance of the
ten-dollar silver certificate, under the act
or 1&76, might be construed as optional
instead of mandatory.
As a matter or ract, although not gener
ally known, some of the bt-si.uiriirn.til or
iicials connected "with the Treasury, who
have made the subject or finance, a life
long stud, and nave been charged with
theexeculicnof manylaws relating r hereto,
believe that the immediate solution lies
in the lepcal of the act or August 4,
ISSjG, by which silver cenificates are
issued in denominations of one, two, and
live dollars, thus making the lowest
certificate call ror not less than ten silver
Such legislation, they hold, would large
ly increase tlie use or silver and comply
with the original intention that it should
be the chier medium for transacting minor
business. For other purposes the ten
dollar' certificate would be available and
Priech In Wheat Fluctuated Pur
ing the Entire Iray.
Chicago. Nov. 23. The grain trade was a
guess and a si alp early in Ihe local market.
Wheat was forced down lo 75 1-8 cents De
cember, and 78 7-8 cents May. then had
an unexpeted upturn to 76 1-2 cents and
80 1-4 cents. 3-8 of a cent over Saturday
While thciuiportnnt Slonday statistics were
In doubt, the trade here followed the
strength in St. Louis, which had a clean
lead of 10 cents over Chicago. Light re
ceipts made shorts buyers.
The ai lion or prices for the morning give
i picuv o. it 1,,,-a ci tee couililioii ol tlie
wlieat trade. December wheat, which
closed at 70 7-8 cents Saturday after sell
ing ut 74 1-4, started today with sales at
75 3-4 to 75 1-4, and at once touched 73
1-8. There was a strong rally or 1 cent to
76 1-8, a dip to 75 7-8. a second rally to
70 1-2. a dip to 76. third rally to 7G 1-2,
and a break to 75 3-4.
May sold at 78 cents Saturday and dosed
79 5-8. It started 7U 1-2 to 79 1-8, and
sold 78 7-8 cents, with first rally to 80.
second bulge to 80 1-4, and then a drop lo
79 1-Z.
During the time the market showed
strength it was a sort of pie-crust market.
M.taiuis led ivilhn spin t iu puces. The u in
ter wheat markets pron bed to run short
on high-grade winter grain, from whicli
the pies, cakes and crackers of the world
must be made.
When Chicago stocks went up in the visi
ble supply report at 527,000 bushels de
crease and New York showed a fmall de
crease, the best prices were made.
Dispatches ir.aicate that spring wheat
reserves will be held for higher prices. Al
together, the trade lacked leaders There
was lack of slajlng qualities on the part
of bothbuyersand sell-ra. After 12 o'clock
there was another buying flurry. It lilted
prices to the best point ofthe day at 76 3-4
for December.
There was enough opposition to the early
advance In wheat to create some short In
terest. Late In the session the bears gave
up the tight and there was some covering.
Cash wheal went to 1-2 cent premium in
the open market. Sentiment changed to
the buying side regardless of the somewhat
bearish foreign news. December was ad
vanced to 77, closing at 76 3-4.
Hnckensaek-, N. J., Nov. 23.-George F.
Koester of Bradford, Pa., died at tlie
home of his son. Lawyer Ernest Koe&ter,
at this place. thls mornliiB. He was
seventy-two years of age. He leaves a
widow and three sons. One of his sons
is a lieutenant In the United States Army
and another a lieutenant In the Navy,
being attached to the United States war
ship Ciishiriff.
.Woonsocket, R. I., Nov. 23. E. N. Jan
son ot this city has received intelligence
of the death tills morning In Sownington,
l'a.. of his brother, James II. Janson, a
well known vocalist and comedian and the
compiler of tho "Cyclopaedia of Comedy."
He was connected with the lending min
strel companies and latterly with Primrose
and West. He was a native ot St. Bosalie,
Quebec, aged forty years', and leaves a
widow and child.
Your patience
; last. We've got
; those
! Do you wonder
worth at least $8? Lookout
that you get one this time !
House &
Libera! Furnishers,
New York Stock Market.
FnrnlHried by Seymour Bros., bunk
er mid brokers, lneinbt-rH of Xcvr
York Stock Exchange. "Washington
off Ice, HootiiH .1 mid 3a, Sun llulldlnsf.
J. A. Breen. manager.
On. Men. l.ow. cio.
Ain.Su?r Hennery Co.. liT 117 IKSJj 11.;
Ati-msum loD..Vh. V.. itJi .5IS ll'j siVi
.Vim-ncsn Tobacco Co . 70i TliH Tl'.J TC'J
bay State Oas II ll'-C IN I0'4
CliesaueJto Ot Ohio 16s-; b lg.J (fi
Chicasi undNxrthw'ik. 101J, MS 101 101 ,
Cllioasa. ilur. J:Q 73t; 791; 7S' Tsjj
Cmea-T" Ga Tli "C?; "rj, 76
C .M. St. i . 7-if; W,i 75 75K
C0U. O'as I 6 l4 ICJ lrt
c. it. i. a. i' ma v? o'i en
uel jml liudson VJZ'.l 1.7'lt, l."7Ji
eisiiliirJ. uattie Peru.. 1SJJ US l-vj 13
Cicut-r.il Wrctric 33 Si4 SI OJ
Like J. JlicU. houtb... I'll m 1 1 lot
tti-ltdi- li3 -'M 7ji 'Zl' T.x
iyiui;tillu . V.N jliv llle.. 1 Ji Us, i)v, Hj
-W.oiu.man 'J-'i aT?i o'. Iti.e,
JiO. I'jcine. IH'S'-SJ, i2 ,2Jj
?.iuniial Lead Uo : u 5l I5?i
N. l.Ccut. flwajon.. '5J, i V 9I'
J Y, Ontario A Wcsi'u ij; I.s. 15; 154
.serthciu I'acmc plib... ot -IJi :ia -5
t'acilie .viall -Itf-i -bt It -t
run A Ituatltnr i ia 'OJi WS
.-.uutluMi- Kadnrav of J... 'i 2li 'i; li
Tcuiu Cua. lion J. It. It- - J vv -s Ls
Uuio.. faoitta 9.' l ; 1;
U.S. irfatucr ptil w iuI t vk4
,v eaten Uuiou icl.C.. tGi K7',i e7ij s.i
WUto.luALake Urio.. afs X -Ji S
Ciitcnco Grain Market.
Open High. Low. 1 Clos.
Dec "Hi " W Vi
May K 'i .S
Dec " ; ;
Ma... 2' 7Vi A H
' Oats
Dec $li UK i-Ji I3J
May "Hi Wt iJSi -
Jan "-S- 7.75 7C2 7.70
May SW S.07 7.'J3 &G3
Jan .(0 i.O: 4.03 1.05
May - J 1.22 .W
drini: lues
jall :B0 S.S3 -IJsl S.S5
.Mjy I.... i.00 .!! 4.C0 -J.!).'
Open. Hisu. Lo r. t:ioe.
Dcto.nbcr 7.35 7.40 7.31 7.5$
January.. ....., 7.43 7 4'J 7 42 ,.)S
February- 7.4'j T.H T.Vi 7.53
Mrcll 7.57 T.ol 7.55 7.W)
Wnshintrton Stock Bscnange.
Sales American Sec. ami Trust i's, SOOat
10HJ. Capital Tr.ict'on, 45 at 57$. Wash.
Uis. 25 at 4G; 25 at 4 ii; 1 5 at IGri. American
Graptiophoue. 10l)at7J. Mcrqeiulialrr Lino
type, 5 at ISO. Aftar call Wash, tins, 75 at
ltX. J1' rgentlialer I.inotj pe, lu at IOU.
GOVF.nxjlKNT uonds. Bid. Asked
IT. S. 4's. It 1007 Q J low H0
U. S iC. 13j7liJ Iu0 lluU
a. s. 4's. ltrii liWi :ai
IT. s.o's, I'JOI ci k 112.1 HSJi
5's 1S"M '"JO-yoar Funilins" 101
ti'j 19U2. "20-year Funding." gu tl,.. 110
7'alWI, sVater Stock," currency. 110
.'H)0J, "Water Stock," currency. Ill
t uutling." currency. .053 10
Met Hit 5' 5 107 111
jietltltConv.trs. W-Jl 117 119
i.elt U.K., Cer.oflnilebt 117
Met. It It 5'a. 1321 Ml
lickinuton it K0-3 02 94
boluu.-bia H 116's. ll 110 IU
vv asli Jas Co. ber A.ifs. lsv2-27... 112
Wash Uas t'a Ser B. Vs. 1WM-'2J... m
Uties Ji Potomac Tci 5's J02
Am sect Tr Fa. Faml A. 1KJ5.... ioj
AmSioOtTro's, AauilO. U05.... 10J
Wash market Co Isttj. 1S02-UU.
17.IX.O retired annually 10S .
WasU Market Co imp Us, 12.27 Utt . "
u3li JlarkotCocxt'iiS"!!. !H-'27.. led
Masuuic UallAssocl it'll os. tSJi.. 103 .'.'.'.'.'.
L'ank of Washington ISO
lank ot Rep'iulic 211
Metropolitan........ ...... .......... 2t0 zw
Ccutr&i 27U
t-aruioraana Mecliauics' 170
Second.... ........ ......... 125 liu
Citizens 13)
Columbia. 123
Capital 113
West End. ll'j no
IraUcrs'.....-. t'6 105
Ltucoln. 99 lu,
Ohio l5
Nat Sato Deposit and Trust 112 12J
Wash boan anil 'Trust 119 1.3
Amer SecuntT Trust 13GJJ Ho
Wash Safe UeDosit Sa
Capital Tractloa Co 60s; CO
McuodoUuu loa 111
Columbia So ......
licit. .... ...... .... la
WaililnstooOas ..- 1H J
is rewarded at
another lot of
that we promised you we
would get if it was a possi
ble thing. Enough to be
had at the regular price
but it took a pile of per
suasion to get them again
to sell at-
when they're
Stocks, Cotton, Grain, Provisions.
Local Office Rooms 10. 11. 12 Corcoran
BtMdliijs. bftj seventh street, opposite. 1'aten:
OUices I.ynclibur?. Va., Danville. Va anil
Oreeiisborn. N C.
The dollar uselessly spent
means much more than a dol
lar irretrievably lost. Its
earning; power is destroyed.
Take the moral to yourself
deposit your spare money in
Interest on Deposits.
You can open an account with this g
company, cbecE against it at will, and 6
receive interest on vour daily bilances. G
C. J. BELL, I'rcsideut. fe
C13 Fifteenth St., opp. TJ. S. Treasury,
'Phone 505.
Georgetown Gas 40
IJ. is. kicctric Lignt 90 V9
1'iren.cn'i. 3J
r'laukliu. 35 a
letrupolltau g , Mi
Corcoran 5a
1'uton.ac 65
Arllnstoa to
eJeriuait-Aicorican. liu
Znatioual union- Q i(
I'oluiulna la ui
Kig2S 7K
People's iti S
Lincoln 8'4 9
Commercial.. J)J sir
Heal Estate Title lOi J and J. .... 115
Colnmuia Titlo 5, Claud J., o g
v ashington Title .. .... s
JJLstrict litis 10
rcnnsilvam.1.- S3
Chesapeake ami Potomac. 53 LU
American Graphopntiie- 7? s
American Uianuopliono prer 7), 11
t'neumatic Gun Carriage 10 is
Mergcntli'lerLiiioijpo tnew) K!ti 131
Lanaton Monotype tej p.-
usIiiiiKtouyiarkct 10 ....'.
Great alls .cc i;i ","5i"
Nor. and Wash. Steamboat ......
Lincoln Hall.. ....... ..... .... "go
m p
llultiinore 3Iarl.etM.
llaltiiiiore, Nov. 23. flour dull western
suier, 5-.75a3.H0: do extra. 5:iKa:i.bti;
doraiiiily,$4.ur.it.5: winter vvwat patent
and spring do, S-l.&oa-l.bii; spring wl.cat
stralgnt, -1.4iia4.b5 receipts. Is.u7.t bar
rels; exports, none; talcs, 1311 bnrrelt..
Wl-eatlnaetivenndnnner spotandiiioiuli.
HO bid: December, 87 bid: iluy.sT bid
reeeipis, l n.is-t bushels; exports, none;
stock, oii.),r::4 bust.els; s.iles. .-,iiiiu tmh
els .southern wheat by .sample. Syatoi; do
on grade, S3 1-:msj 1-2. Corn firmer
spot, 1110111I1. Nov eiuljer and December, new
and old, 28 l-4a2Sa-S: Jnnuarv, 2S 1-C.i
28 3-4; February, 2Pa2ii 1-1:" steamer
mixed, 2Ga20 1-4 receipts, 113,023 bush
els; exports. 8U.8.V bushels: stoefc. l,34i,
llil busl.ela; fcjlcn, :tU.oii bushels .south
ern vvnife corn, 2S.12U; do yellovy, 22a2a.
liatMmiet ami steady No. 2 w:.ite,23aL't:
No. 2 mixed, 22 l-2a2;i receipts. 92.261
bushels: exports, tio.ooo bushels; stock,
l,7rl.!i24 busl.els. Kyefirin No.2 nearby.
41.142; western. -M 1-2 bid -receipts.
7,484 bushels: exports.none: stock.lS7.noi
bual els. Hay firm-choice tltur.thv-, ia.r0
al4.0e. Grain frclglits dull and vvenk
stc.im to Liverpool per bushel, 4 l-2d. Jan
uary: Cork for on'.ers per quarter, as.
7 l-2d. Deeeinber: 3s. 1 l-2d. January.
Sugar fcteady sranulated, 54.15 per liMl
pounds, llultcr firm-fancy creamery, 21
n22: do Imitation, 14nlU; do ladle. li'aUl:
cood liu'le, mail; store packed, halt);
roll, llal4. Kp;s firm txeili. 21; cold
storage. iai7; limed. 13ali. Chcrso
firm fancy New Vork.Rdpounda, 10 l-4a
10 3-3; do 33 pounds, lo 1-2.1I0 3-4; do
22 pounds. 10 3-4.nl 1. Wlnsky-SUOa
1JI ner cation for finished irtsids In car
J loads; $1.31al.U2 per gallon for Jobbing
rSo-; :yz&.& yeaftK5a-'U'r
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