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r r THE 31QHSriyG TOIESv TUESDAY, JifflU ATI Y 12, 1697. J AMTJSKiLCNTS. LAF4VK1TK f-OUAIUS OI'KIS.V UOUsK. esiscm ol Griiml Opera. WALTKK DAUKOSCH. Direc.or NOTE Ti E CHANGE OF HEPI-RTOIRR. tlhnrauay I.V.T. Jan. it WaEipr"s Open. LOIIEStiRIN. Mrass. bailski. Kiben c iutz.MU.Kra.us Ho mer. Mortons. nMJi Jll.l LKH MAN (her first rcaj : carauco Jn nirrlca) Mines. Gad-kl. riben scbutz. MM. Ernst, D r-chucli. Ficlier. Fridaf EVg, Jan. 13 Warner's O era, "DIE WALKURE." Mnifs. (iad-Ki. Eib cnrclmtz. Mattfcld, MM.Kalisch.Mertcns Ernst. llobbing. Pirc!nic1i, Lan-re. Saturday Mat, Jan. 10 "tt a;;ncrs Opera, TANN7IAIICER. ., . -, . i Mines. htroiiA Vol -Saturuay E'g, Jan. 1G1 ar Kraus. MM. Wagner'- Oprra, Lilcrtens, htohmann. MLGFRIED. D-rs'-lmcli. La nee SCALE Ol' PRICES: Orchstra Chairs (cviry pcrfonsavce)... a(n First B lcony. two lows S'.Ou r ist liaison v, la-t to 13.0U FamiU Citclc.twci oiws S2n) Ian llV Circ e. la't rows ?! General Adiutsslon S1.00 axid Slot) Scats for single iciiuiuauccs now on sale at tox ofiice. THEL4FAYETTE MANSFIELD. The mai agcmint takes great pleasure m an nouncing Inr the Aeek beginning Monday, January 1 8, Ihpun u I iMM'iKi'iiicnl of ?U? UrCHAKD MANSFIELD, MISS KEA1 RH E CAMKUON. Ad Hie New Yoric Garrick Theater Stock Co. Cndc the maiiaseraent or Hoy S- McLcc. Presenting tlio tolttnviii-r icPTil".,..... Monday...- THE MERCHANT OF VEKICE Tneslay A PARISIAN ROMANCE Wed. Matinee CASTLE SOMBRAS First time lion Wed. Evening" KING RICHARD III Thursday BEAU BRUMMEL Friday PRI5CE KAKL atu Matinee BEAU BRUMWEL Sat. Evening DR. JEEYLL ASD MR. HYDE scats icady tomonow. Jan X'i. at 3 a. in. LAFAYETTK SQUARE OPERA HOUSE Tuesday Xislit. . 12 Only, The celebrated Virginia Humorist aad Baujoist, POLK MILLER, Inimitabe in his SKETCHES. SONGS and SP031ES OF OLD TIMES IX THE OUTU. Mr. Miller will be a siMed bj Capt. FRANK W CUNNINGHAM, "The Sweet Tenor of Richmond." ADMISSION. 25. 50 AND 7-1 CENTS. Box office n w open. EVV NATIONAL THEATER. JL Every Evening, Wed. and Sat. Mot FAMOUS HANLON BROS. GREAT SPECTACLE and PANTOMIME NEW SPECIALTIES, TRICKS, BALLETS. NEXT V EEK OTSS SKSfiilER. MONDAY. 1 UESDAY AND WEDNESDAY er of Fortune Mat. W-d LADY Ol" LYONS Thursday ROMEO ASD JULIET Trirtay o lly tunc) HAMLET Mat ct KOMEO AND JULIET Shi unlay Night Houble Rill MERCHANT Ol" VENICE and ICATHERINE AND PETRUCHIO 1 L Al'AYETTE "OUARi: THEATER. cuiifnuay iionin, tlannary 13. Carroll Institute Dramatic Club IN THE 4-ACT COMEDY (By courtesy of Mr. Aturustin Daly.) Seats 75c and SI. For sale at Metzcro:t's. jaO-it GRAND OPERA HOUSE. KERN AN fc RIFE. Managers. Week Commencing JANUARY 11. (ln.hd.ij AIA riNEEs Saturday. A New Revelat'on in -"ensation. Davifei. Keogli'i Mariticent Production of Tli Grand Scenic Malcnl'ce. Fallen Among Thieves, TheMor Powerful I'ramatic Effort of theccnturj. Presented by A Superb Acting Company TojiuLir I'nccH 31aiul.ilned 1, 25, 50 & 75c Ail JC t-X!or.i)on(rt Box Office open from 9 a.m. to 10 p in. No'E-A good scat on first floor lr S3 Cents. Seats in 15njL, 1.00. Next Attraction CHAS. GARDNER, The Sweet mger. ptOLUMDIA THEATER All Week. Jtarcnin HATIMPP Thursday. Rcculur I IrtllMULj batur(lny. The Highest Salaried and Most Justly Fa mous Character Artit in ihe Enir Isb speaU.lnjr World. ALBERT (Management of Charles Froliin n) And His I oinpany of Higb-clasa Entertain ers, lrom the Girrick Theater. New York t iiy. NEXT nALG. FIELDS' MWSTRELS ATTRACTION CADEMY Prlcco S5, .10, 75c and SI 00. WVd. am! Sat. Mats 2.1 and 50c rcs'd. JACOB LITT'S Stupendous Spectacle. he utcatest -'toiy of New York Life E e V. rittcn. Next ) The Perennial success, AVeeK J IN OLD KENTUCKY. KERN AX'S LYCEUM THEATER. ALL THIS WEEK. Matinees Tuesday. Thursday and tat. THE London Gaiety Girls BURLESQUE CO. Introducing a Cornucopia of Sensational Features. Next Week Al. Reeves' Big Show. ST. ASAPH RACE TRACK, 3 p. m., sharp, Saturday, January 16, 189?. Mounted Sword Combat BETWEBX CapL DUNCAN C. ROSS And Other Distinguished Celebrities. Sword vs. Sword, One mounted the other on foot, BETWEEN Lieut. W. C. BARBER And Other Distinguished Celebrities. E cctriccars leave l.Jt. and Pennsylvania avcat 11:45 a. m.. I2-.1i. 1:1 . 1:13. 2:T3and":10 p.m. GfiNLRAL ADMISSION. Ssic. BIJOU FAMILY THEATER. Monday, Tuesday, 4 Mailnees 4 & ALL THE WEEK. THE NOSS JOLLITY CO. - -IN THE KODAK. Ncs.t WeeV. the rt cord-breaker-. Giluiore and Leonard, in HOGAN'S ALLEY. 10LOMBU ACADEM?. Tho cycllns craze, Oa ofthOsSgais ti Washington. Cycling taught on a 1A0W It. floor. Competent instructor. Charges ttctlL Mubic erery Tenmg. "iil and P streets. 3. Hart Urittain. Mgr Tak Fstret tis. A XX. THE WOMAN 1 ElE Ov.r t)ii liuiiiireil I'cople 1 f 1 ln ,i,n Production. BLACK EI OHIFF HEARINGS k,y, xilllilino t 'Various jniusfrj.es, From kiim- e irufi. ler-lo Buttons, Ask Help. TOURISTS 'CAUED TO TIME New YorlOIan, Says, the Travelers .of the Asstor Class" Ought to Pay Teli' Million Dollars a Xeur 'hi Duties Fuel of the "Wealthy 'Touched. The tariff boat in'gs1 before the Ways and Means CoinnuU.ee were concluded yebter day, the schedules containing "bUiuineV and tiie "free HSU" being considered. Representative CorllvurAlichipan asked protective duties on tobacco, lumber, fibb, wool and other industries. J. R Smith, of Waterbury, Conn., repre senting the manufacturers of egelable ivory button, 'aked a specific duty on buttous of.. 1 per. cent per line of one f&rtieth of an inch per gross, and 25 per centadvaloremr R. IJcUiu&ii C New York advocated a duty of 1 per cent per line and 25 per cent aJvalnrem on fancy metal and glabs buttons. It was impossible, bo s.lid, to collect duties on these buttons under the present law. On silk and woolen buttons and button forms the present law was satisfactory. N. S. Greenooh of Cleveland, on behalf of the manufacturers of coal tur, asked a small specific duty on this article and a duty on its principal product, pitch, of $2 per ton. Both articles are now on the free list. BrooUlyn's Tis-Muyor in It. Ex-Mayor Schieren of Brooklyn filed a paper, protesting against any increabo in the doty on bides. J. C. Storey and C. C Kemp of Boston protested against plncing a tax on coal tar. The domestic simply was insufficient to meet the demand and if n duty were placed on the product manufacturers using it would be driven out of business. W. Golder ut Chicago, a manufacturer of "moss peat," asked a duty of $4 per ton on that article. Before domestip companion began the foreign price was $30 per ton. When the home supply began to appear the price was dropped to $12 per ton. It wa an article used by the j wealthy and the duty on the 50,000 tons imported annually would yiem consiuer able revenue and allow the domestic In dustry to live. Abe fi ruber, ot New York, spoke On the subject of wearing apparel brought in by tourists A duty on thib class ot goods would yield a revenue ot $10,000,000 per nnniim In tliis connection he cited the "Astor case, "which caused a member of the .committee to remark that all touristswere . not Astors. Mr7GruborTcplicd: "No, and there will be,les Atprb here if this law is changed." AKiors-und Tli.-ir Clothew. ' L. Littauer.orNew York, advocated duties 6n gloves aftlie-iaie of $2, $3, and $4 per dozen, according to grade. W J Curtis, of New York, asked the committee -not to discriminate against any particular class of gloves. Mr Littauer interrupting, said that the rates suggested were particularly desired on ladles' gloves. Kenneth Barnfiart, representing Marshal, rieldx Co., of Chicago, counselled modera tion in duties, and .submitted a schedule covering goodb importcdTiy his firm. i, Charles J.,smM,Ii, of New Yolk, a glove Importer, was willing to have 20 percent t addedtotliepreseuGduty on gloves. Speeifio duties on the oasi6 ne recommenoeo, ne tnid, would yield a revenue of about $2, 000,000 annually, Representative Keifer of Minnesota, on behalf ot ills constituents, requested a restoration of the McKinley rates on potatoes and starch. " Niw Carolina Industry. Representative' Elnney of North Caro lina .said that North Carolina bad a new "industry, the mining of "monczltc," a produetiisedlti'a patent light apparatus. Brazil was'dnvlag the domestic article but of tlititUiarketuud he desired as high a duty as the nmiittee could give. W. J. FatTeH, of New York, an importer of corks,. , requebfed a redpetion in the dupy on corks, the duty to be made specific at 7 cents per pound on those manufactured with cork squares on the free list. If the present tanff were moderately re duced, be said, competition -would be broadened and the revenue increased. No matter bow low a rate was imposed, it always afforded some protection by mak ing it bard, if not impossible, to Import ceitain kinds of corks. This was on ac count of the nature of the business. Cork bark -was produced by nature in Irregular conditions thick and thin, good, bad and indifferent. It was impossible, jn the process of manufacture, to control the output, either hero or abroad; and the mercliant must "dispose of all the grades produced. , TJie accumulation of a by product is a fatal handicap in the busi ness One-half of the present tariff would affoid ample protection to the home product. H. Wallerstein of New York, represent ing the imiwrters of shoe leather, spoke against any increase in the duty on this article." H. Burke of Philadelphia, representing the makers of glazed kid and morocco leathers, j;aid the present duty on these AMUSEMENTS. ICE PALACE, C0HVEHTI0K HALL, Corner riflh and L Streets N. W. REAL ICE SKATING. Every Afternoon at 2. Every Evening at 7:30. THIS TUESDAY EVENING, Jan. 12, JOHN NELSSON, Champion of Canada, Promptly at 8 o'clock, will attempt to lower tho world's record for t o miles. lince at 9 o'clock, "NELSSON AND LAW SON K Mile. Immpdiately alter this race Mr. Nelsson will give a most marvelous exhibition of fancy skating upon 164-lnch racing skates. ADMISSION, 25 CENTS. NO RESERVED SEATS. 3rSpccial Morning Classos for Instruction 10 to 12.-J0, Poultry and Pigeon Show. CENTER MARKET HALL, 9tU St- Wing, , , (1 January' 12 to 16. i hi . See the Hatch in'gf. Chickens by Incubators. 5.0C0 hatched during the show. MANY NEW ATTRACTIONS, "Doors open 9 a. m. to 10 p, in. ADMISSION. 25c. CHILDREN. 15c. TRY OUR ROCK & RYE. 50oPIF;gx wine co lOf JLT-tn St. nW. goods was adequate, but desired thepresent advalorem duty made specific. O. J. Kraft, of New Jersey, a maker of piano leuthers, asked an increase in the duty on' buckskin. Frank ChapoC of Plaineifld, N. J., a manufacturer ot chamois1 skins, appealed for a duty of 35 cents on these articles. L. D. Braudels, a representative ot the New England Free Trade League, on be half ot the consumers and business men of New ngland, objected to a change in the condition of things. They wanted to be left In peace- If tills were done, business -would revive. When It was suggested by a member of the committee that revenue was needed lie said that $32,000,000 could be raised by a tax on beer. Representative Morse ot Massachusetts, on behalf of the jewelry manufacturers of New England, asked an increase in the duty on jewelry. .. Jewelers "Want Protection, H- G. Trebher of Providence, R. I., said tin jewelry business was gieatlydepressed Not only was a higher rale of duty te quired, but a new clasbificatioir was need ed, as the present law was being evaded and jewelry was being imported" under the metal schedule. A duty of 75 per cent would be required. - J.-A Banister of Newark, N. J., desired tin present rates on leather continued. J. IL Collet, of New York, representing 200 artificial flower manufacturers, suid the Importation of these goods was de priving American workmen of $2,000,000 in wages annually. Representative Sparkman, ot Florida, desired the rate on oranges, lemons and limes suggested a few days ago by Repre sentative Bowers, of California. He also asked that grape rruit be taken from the free list and a duty imposed. A. Gompers, of New York.irepresentiug the diamond workers or the pif,cd States, said that their business couljl' not exist under present conditions, and asked for 1 5 percent on manufacl ared diumon ds, with the stones In the rough on the free list. DISTRESS PARTLY RELIEVED. James Tucker's Family Snpplied With Food, Fuel and Clothing. The family of James Tucker, of No. 2077 Thirty-second street, whose abject poverty and want were told In The Sunday Time", bavo'been somewhat relieved by the dona tions of several charitable iwrsons, who read of their sufferings. A load of wood was sent to their house by the superintendent of the Qak Hill Cemetery, and si basket of provisions .ml clothing by a lady who does not care to have her name made public. When The Times reporter called Inst night he found the Tucker family in an ex tremely destitute condition. The house js a low, lo&sely built wooden affair, throult the cracks of which tiie wind whistles. The fires were all out, as there was no coal, and the bare boards of the lloor were ulteily innocent of the Migiue&t apology for a cat pet. Tne children, of whom there are six girls and a boy, ranging ln age from eigh teen years down to two months, were hud dled together, vainly endeavoring to keep warm. The majority of them had neither shoes nor stockings and barely enough clothing to rover their bodies. Mrs. Tucker was extremely nervous through worry over her husband's condi tion, as she bad not jet heard whether his legs will have to be amputated or not, and through her anxiety about her little ones. There was no food in the house whatever, and no assistance or any kind beyond a few promises bad been given. But the good influence of The Times' ar ticle of yesterday made itself felt, for be fore the reporter left a large basket con taining slices, stockings and warm ilress and food of all kinds was sent by a lady in the neighborhood. These articles, to gether with the load ot wood seat, will tide them over until further help can be red dercd. Several other persons eilled and safd they would return this morning with food and clothing. Up to a late hour last night the Associated Charities had tlone nothing to alleviate the futility's distress. When The Times man loathe little ones were much happier on account ot the aid rendered by their charitable lady friend who sent the basket, and each one was greedily but happily munching a big red apple. FALSE PRliTKNSES TITE CHARGE. Samuel H. Iltisseliiian A rrnifrned He fore Chief Justice Binjrhnin. Samuel B. IlUKselinan was yesterday arraigned before Chief Ju-tice Bingham on a charge of false pretenses. The accused listened attentively to the reading of the indictment by Clerk Galley and pleaded not guilty. The indictment recites that Husclman obtained $100 from Alcnzo H. Colver by representing liimselfinneed ofthesnme to close a deal for the sale of certain West Virginia coal lauds. It is charged that llusselman claimed to be-a stockholder in the Xortlijlranch Coal and Coke Company, and was negotiating with a Mr. Richard If. Morehouse for the sale of some of the property controlled by the company. Colver alleges that llusselman told him that Morehouse had agreed to give $17,000 for the land, provided an expert mnde a favorable report as to its value as a coal field. The $100, he is said to have requested to use for the examination of the land. The indictment charges that llussel man did this, knowing that he was not a stockholder m any such company, and that for the property. llusselman is out on bail pending trial. "White Releuspd on Personal Bonds. Joseph White.theNorfolk,.Yav, carpenter, who fired a revolver at hts wifejn the Di vision la:t Saturday morning, was released by Judge Miller yesterday"6nlHs personal bonds. POINTED LETTER. A Peep Into Some Business Cor respondence. In reply to a letter from a ministerin New Jersey who had inquired regarding some -nourishing and healthful drink that would take the place of coffee for thoscwho had been injured by coffee drinking, the fol lowing statements were made: "Our Postum coffee is a food drink which looks like the finest Mocha coffee and has tho fragrant aroma. It creams up with the golden brown color Of Old Java, and really seems to the coffee drinker a veri table cup of the much-loved beverage, but it Is made wholly and entirely of grains, and is decidedly fattening and nourish ing. The stomach troubles and bowel and liver complaints disappear under its use, for the reason that the real coffee, which contains the same poisonous alkaloids aa strychnine, tobacco, whisky and mor phine, has been dismissed and pure food in a liquid form taken In its place. "Postum Is shipped to physicians and by order of physicians to various parts of the country. A package containing enough for 50 cups is sent for 25 cents, postpaid; 12 packages by express, prepaid, $2.50. "It is used by the children and their parent freely with good results. It is highly rec ommended by the medical profession and others, but we take the position that aprep aratlon that Is made of -naturo's pure grains alone needs no human indorsement. It has its health certificate from a higher source. Very respectfully, Postum Cereal Co., Lim., Battle Creek, MIch."v. There is but one genuine original Postum Cereal coffee with a multitude of imita tions offered as "just as good." Bold by w. H. Zen, H. P. Beattie, and Bay & Craig p6Bj$IS For Bilious and Nervous disorders such as Wind and Pain in tho Stomach, SJckHoadacl.o Giddiness. Fullness and Swelling aftermoals. Dizziness aaa Drowslness.Cold Chills, Flushings of Heat. Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Costivoness. Blotches on the Skin. Disturbed Sleep", Frightful TJro.i'ms, and alP'Norvotig and Trembling Sensations. Ac. when those svp toms aro caused bv constipation, as most of them are. THE FIRST DOSE WILL GIV RELIEF RTTWEnTYMItnTTES. Thlsisifo flotion. Every Kiiiierar is earnestly invited to try ono box of theso Pills, and they will be acknowledged to bo A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. BEECHAM'S PILLS, taken vs directed, will quickly roatoio females to complete health. Tlioy .promptly ro.uiovoob9tructlon.s or irregularities of tho system. For a WEAK STOMACH, IMPAIRED , DIGESTION, DISORDERED LIVER they act like magic a few doses will work woiuIom upon tho Vital organs; strengthening the muscular svstem, lcstorJhg tlib long-lost 'couipl'c'xioii, bringing back tho kcon edge of appe tite, and arousing wjthjtjio Rosobudof health tho wbolu physical eucrcr of tho human Iraine. Theso are tacts admitted "by thousands, in all classes ot society, and one of the be3t guarantees to the Net vans and Debilitated is that Beecham'jj Pills have tho Largest bate of any PuteiifMcdlcInd hrtho World. WITHOUT1 A RIVAL. Annual Sales over 6,000,000 Boxes. EucatDiug Stores. rjw Ml ho sent by U. R Agents, B. F. ALLEN &. CO., 205 Canal St.. New York, nostpild, upoji lcceiptof price. Book free upon application DOZEN 'SALOOlfMEN HEARD 1 ii m Charges of Disoiider and Violation of tho Statiuo'.Answei'cil. .m.: "" Atttl-Suloon I.engnj, W. C. T. IT. and Citizens Make protests Chnrgas ilade AyaiiiMt the Police. A dozen retail liquor dealers, wlth,tlu.'lr representatives, Messrs. F. P. Madigan, M.P. Sullivan, uud Joseph Frankappeared yc.stcrday bi-rofe the exdse board. The Anti-Saloon League was represented by Messrs. Shoemaker and Stiter. Joh.lt Fitzmorrls of No. G40 Pennsylvania avenue was. accused of selling d 3 to perons-unilcr the Influence of liquor, nlch he, denied. Frits Herzog of No. 2035 K street northwest, had a polftu record, having been accused of ussault and battery and ales to minors, lie showed that one of the charges was dismissed and the other n,ol-prossed. Daniel F. Driscoll of No. 201 K street northwest- imd to answer a protest, signed by Richard Foster. The charge was made that Driscoll had not conformed to law in procuring signers to his application. John M. Perreard's cafe, at No. 1206 E street northwest, wa"s under suspicion of dojng a Sunday business, but Lieut,. Amiss said he had ""not been caught jet." Mr. Perreard explained that theatrical people frequented bis place, often coming and going "on Sunday. Ho'ients rooms to them, lie decjnred - lie had never sold liquor on the Sabbath. The firm of John P. and Edward Ilouee, ut Np.,327Q il street, was charged with failure to properly expose the interior cf- the bar, buc explained that it; was not-Intentional, Jt true, and amendment was promised. Clayton M. Emrich's clerk was repre sented to have sold beer to a minor, a colored !oy, at his hotel, corner of New Jersey avenue and C street northwest. Air, Enirich stated that the clerk believed he had av right to Sell the beer. His barkeeper -would not have made the sale, he said, but the clerk, who was temporarily on duly, was, not aware of the requirement. Mr. .Emricli bald he had given positive in structions not to sell beer In pitchers or buckets to any one not of age. - A tough class of men are said to frequent Chichester & Dickcrsou's saloon, No. 61G K street southeast?, and the place it said to be disorderly, at times. A member of tht linn was'prew.nt'tu deny, the allega tion. ' ' . - - t ' Two boys, Charles andTrank Gates', one eightcep and tii02hp,r nineteen yeartj or We, appeare'd as witnesses against Wil liam H. Ilaruedy, Nor 3288 M street north west. They swore"thnt on frequent oc casions they bad prpSu'red liquor at the bar. nr Col. W. P. Wcodr,'"IIarnedy's counsel, drew frpiii U'O ''oj$ tiiat they bad been several times before the police court on a variety of charges, a,ud was proceeding with that line of.lnn.ulry, when objection was made. " ' ' Hubert Bohnke, prjprfetor of the ''Green Tree Hou&e," at No 1202 Bladensburg road, Lad to meet niAny Avho appeared per sonally to testify as to alleged disorder. A lengthy protest wnfc'on file- It trans pired" that the citizens' have a grievance against the police, and charge that the patrolmen, cither ritentionally or inad vertently, Kuppresscdthe facts in the case. Mrs. M. M. Whitney and other ludies were in attendance- Mrs. Whitney stated that after she had made a case against the saloon Lieut. Hef-fner and Officer O'Day re fused to have the proprietor prosecuted. The applicant admitted there had been dis order, but claimed it did not originate in the saloon- He denied all fnult. The- charge against Thomas Kinslow, whose saloon is at the corner of Twenty second streetandPennsylvnnia avenue, was of the same tenor-as that against the Green Tree." Mrs. Clinton Smith ot the West End W- C. T. U., appeared against the place and said it was ruining a large number of joung men. The proprietor de nied all. Attpmcy Shoemaker entered another protest against the renewal of the license to Mr. Willige, whose saloon is near that of KinslQW,- COiLMISSIONERS ASK A HEARING. They "Want to Talk About Bills, Before Congress The Commissioners- yesterday sent a communication to Chairman Babcock ot the House District Committee asking for a hearing on sc eral important pending meas ures, which, in their judgment, It Is de sirable should be passed at the piesent session of Cpngtcss- The bills mentioned are: House bill No. 9023, to prevent the spread ot contagious diseases in the District; House bill No 9009, for the regulation of cemeteries and the disposal of dead bodies; House bill No. 9142, to regulate privies, and House bill No- 9643, for the further regulation of the sale of milk in the District, and for other purposes. Ali of these measures, the Commissioners say, are in the interestot the public health and should be adopted withoutdelay. They want to present their arguments in sup port of the legislation at some time prior to the next District day. Policemen's CasesPassed Upon. The Commissioners yesterdaj passed upon the findings of three police cases returned from the trial boatd as follows: Privates Gustav Joseph and Albert Whitaker, each tried November 25, 1896, for conduct unbecoming an officer, were Loth adjudged tp be guilty ana warned that a repetition of the. offense Tvill result in severe punishment." Privates William Ver million and J.D. Hauze, both tried Novem ber 25, 1896,' for conduct unbecoming an officer, were declared to be not guilty and the charges wdreidismissed. ' 1-.VJ Light Bndgetof Robberies. Carl E. Pelz reporte'd to police headquar ters yesterday that thieves entered biB house, No. 1339 Corcoran street northwest?, and got away .with a double-breasted black. Btorm overcoat, a black macintosh, black derby hat and bicycle cap. A ladles' hat and dolman were stolen from the residence of Mrs. "Hendricks, No. 8"21 Seventeenth street horlhwest, and a lot of harness from the stable-of D. W. Mcintosh, at1 Whltne y Close"; D . Tv C STAMPS AT YOUR OWN DOOR Po,stofflcc Oiler Is Xot Enthusiasti cally Received. Clerks Utisy Sending Out Postals to Citizen' Authorities Confident of Hetter Service. ' ...All Saturday and yesterday a force of clerks were at work In Postmaster Willci's office, undressing letters to the louseholderb of tiiip city informing them thatthey ma aD'thelr option place in their 1 omes the new letter boxes which will insure to them the house to house delivery. Al out 0,000 have so far been bent out. The letter explains tin method of using the boxes, tells where those recommended by the Postofflce Department may be se cured, and a postal card Is inclosed, upon Winch the recipient, if he desires the new service, is to notify the postmaster. , These postals as toon as they arc re ceived by the l oninabter are turned over to. Superintendent Bell, who in tin n informs the carriers that after totificatlon they must stop at their houses uron every trip. This morning only a few favorable answers had been received and it is feared at the local offices that apathy on the part or the householders and a .desire to aio'd the trifling expense of the box will Interfere ser.ousIy-.with the success of the plan. If, however, a majority of the houses in 'those sections where the plan is popu lar, arc furplshed with these boxes, the local ofricial believe that it will be a decided improvement. The officials at the Postoffice Depart ment have no doubts whatever of the suc cess of their plan, as would appear from the following communication, which they have sent to the postmasters of the cities in which the scheme is to be adopted: "The practical tests of this plan have been thorough and satisfactory. The car riers did not lake any longer time in stooping at each Iiojsj tnanU round neces , r.ary under the present system. "Ilouseholders were delighted with the convenience of posting letters at any hour of the day or night without going out doors. ho additional expense will be incurred lb the department. Probably the time riaed by the carriers, i o longer compelled to wait for answers to bells, may be utlii.ed In extending the toundaries of routes ui rapidly gi owing sections. JOHN ROBBED HIS FATHER. 2ovToi-lt Stable Boy Inde the Ad- , mission to Judye Kimball. John Jacobson, a stable boy. from New l'ork, sexenteeu years old, who has spent rive years in the House of Correction there, "was before Judge Kimball yesterday as a suspicious character, arrested by Police man Jacobson, who is not any relation to the prisoner, however. "He wns going from house to house," Bald the officer, "begging. He had two other boys with him, but they were not asking for money." "Come around here; boy, and tell me about yourself," said the court. "I was begging for a night's lodging," he said sullenly. "I've been here a moqth and been selling court-plaster part ot the tima." "And begging part of the time, too," re marked the court. "Yes, that's it exactly." responded John candidly. "I came from New York," lie continued. "My father's dead and so is my mother. "I'ye been working around horses " "Have you ever been in any institution?" said the Judge, suddenly. John hesitated, as he lowered his cropped head; "Well, I don'tlcnow," he said. "Ob, yes, you do," persisted the court, "come, .ell me." v "1 was in the houe of correction," he admitted, "for five years." "What for?" ""Robbing the old man." "What old man?" "My father." "When?" Jackson said lie finlshedhis sentence three years ago, his honor observed that he must have gone their quite young. ."You are seventeen, no(w, and you en tered there eight years ago. You could have only beeii nine years old when jou Stole that money." "3 was a kid," said John, coolly. "(Have you any relatives?" "Some in Hackensack, but they gave me the throw down lortgago," said John, with some chat. The court gave him sixty days, and will communicate withdus people in the mean- time. DUFONT CASE AGAIN. Chance That It Will Be Reopened and a Senator Guinetl. An effort is to be made to reopen the Dupont case, involving the seat of a Senator from the State of Delaware. Just how it will be done has not been agreed upon, but there are several methods that may be pursued. The right to a scat in the Senate has never been held to be rcs-adjudlcata. It is always open and a motion might be made at any" time to administer the oath of of fice to the candidate, despite the previous vote of the Senate, The case might also be opened up anew on petition of Mr Dupont. The action of the Senate before showed a majority of one against seating Dupont, and it is understood that the Republicans have good grounds for believing this result will be reversed on another vote. A TWO WEEKS' SESSION. Meeting of the Relief Board of tho A. O. H. W. at Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 11. The supreme relief board of the Ancient Order of United Work men began a two weeks' private session at the Palmer House this morning. The pur pose of the meeting is to distribute $460, 000 among a number of the State juris dictions, whose death losses have required more than the maximum number ot as sessments to be mtt. The organization has a total membership ot '400,000. Last year it paid out In death losses $7,500,000, and during its tweDty pitrhh von existence has Daid out over v t $72,000,000 in death losses Struggle for Cuban Independence Has Ruined Most Plantations. VARIOUS SUBSTITUTES TRIED Cultivation of Somo.Sp .ncc.e.tjfjfuj , 'Phut Smoher Can Hardly Tell the Difference Iluvniiu Fillers T)l.s oppenrintr Entirely From Five Cent Cigars. . .,.,.. One of the phases of the Cuban struggle for Independence, directly and very closely affecting a large proportion of the people of the United States, namely, tho -smokers, is the almost total lack of Havana tobaccp in the markets of thib country. The scarcity of Havana tol acco is at tributable to two causes; first, the indis criminate destruction ot growing crops by both sides to the fight now in progress in Cuba; second, Gen. Weyler's various edicts forbidding the tobact-6 planters to grow tobacco, and also placingaaembarga onexportalion of tobacco already cured and ready for shipment. ' ' ' '' The destruction of crops by both Span iards and Cubans, as reported by Con sul General Fitzhugh Lee, has been some thing inconceivable. According to Gen .Lee's statements, if the struggle should cease today, It would take the Islarid at least rirteen years before its soil could re cover from the devastation, and before the tobacco ciop could again attain Its aver age size and quality In only one district, the Remedios, is there any tobacco to spe.nk of left, and even here the yield will- not leacli one-third Its usual size. I'rodiiutlon Decimated. Some idea of the diminution In the pro duction of tobacco maybe drawn from the following table, which shows the yields, respectru!!, for 1895, and 1S9C in the vaiious districts of the Vuelta'Abajo "re gion. This lcnon, by the way, produces the very chotce-t, t he crerae de la creme, of Cuban tobacco: 1S95. 189G. Districts. Remates and Grifas ... San Juan and San Luis. Bales. Bales. 30..000 - 3,000 12,000 2,000 Taironas, Obas, Marcos Vazquez, Paso Viejo, , ., Rio Hondo and Pinar del Rio 30,000 Vinales, Santo Tomas, S. Felipe, Pimienta. 8,000 El Ancon, Pilotos and Consolncioii Cerro, Gulra, Mnlo, Ca-bezaS,Ysabel,Maria,Su-mldero, Hojo Colorado, Bramalcs and Calentes 35,000 2q,000 10,000" 5,000 Luis Lao, Arenales, S. , Carlos, Macagua, Can- teni,PuntaSierra,Acos- ' ' Uis and Francisco 10,000 leneria, Ulloa, Portales, Bolondron.Guanes.Paso '5,0.0.0 Real, HatoGuane.Cata lina and Montezuelo.. io;odoj'2,'ooo Total 137 ,000j ,45,000 The disparity between the crop in the two years is to be attributed to the destruc tion caused by the conflicting forces. Weler's edicts with regard to' the to bacco industry have been many-aud-'var" ious. Early in the struggle he forbade entirely the exportation or tobacco Jn ahy form rrotn the island. He allowed the ex porters, however, three weeks to ship goods, before the order went into effect. This produced a great rush among, buy.-, ers and sellers, who, of course, desired to get as much tobacco as pos"&Ible into the United States within the allotted time. Every vessel available was pressed Into service and loaded to the water's edge with the fragrant weed. Thousands of pounds were shipped just as they came from the fields to the neigh boring keys of Florida, there to .be curd,, and packed in bales at leisure. ARer this, order went into effect the Spanish general commanded that alL prepa rations for sewing next year's crop should cease. Then he excepted from the action or this order all districts whlch'were at the time under Sapish Jurisdiction-' Next the whole order was rescinded, only to- be re-enforced a short time after. Thus, between the contradictory 5illitaty orders and the destruction of the.lrxaiCsJVene2uelan arDitration treaty, have, it from time to time by one or the other of the parties, the poor planters ard'atlheir wit's ends, and for the most nartuRre al lowing their lands Co lie fallow, waiting for a termination of the struggle. Tobneco Famine Inevitable. With this condition of affairs in Cuba a Havana tobacco famine Is inevitable. But there is at present a small .stock of Ha vana in most of the factories in this coun try, so that the eventual struggle to pro vide a substitute for this queen of all to bacco leaves is deferred for a short time at any rate. Already, however, 'the scarci ty of Havana has begun to be felt, and prices hae correspondingly started on their journey skyward. Probably the first result is that tho Ha vana, wtucn rormerty araounteu to aDout one-third in the better grade of five-Cent cigars, is disappearing entirely from their composition. Instead or Havana, seed leaf that is, tobacco grown from the seed, df Havana tobacco transplanted jn this coun try is used. Another result is that the amount of Ha vana in 10-cent cigars, which were for tncrly largely or wholly manufactured of that tobacco. Is being greatly decreased. Either that, or, if the quality of the cigar is maintained, the manufacturer in most instances has found it necessary to make tho cigar smaller. Clear Havana goods that is, cigars composed entirely ofHav'ana tobacco have beenthelasttofeelthesjtrain, but now even these have begun to creep slowly upward in price. The change has not yet affected their re tall selling price, for a very fair imported cigar can still be obtained at the standard price of "two for a quarter," but the rate DR. SHADES Chloridum Discovery For GONSUMPT At Reduced Price Until the 15th of January. DR. SHADE the Only Consumption, Spe cialist in This Part of the Country. Or. Shade will treat all" Tung rtlirout". bronchial, and catarrhal cases at the re duced price of i?10 a morith "until cured who apply before the 15th ot January, 1897. Ur. tihatte has been permanently located in Washington over five years. , Interview a few permanent cures, the result of Dr. Shade's chlonduin uiscovcry for consumption: References Ur. Patterson, 5,11 street northeast: Ur. McKitn. 25 Fifth street .southeast; Miss Lillian Hunt, 11,04 Xhr, teentn street norenwese; airs, ucnuer, 1232 Sixth street north west; Mr Holland, 601 Ninth street northeast; Mrs. Hughes, i-lO Seventh strtet-southwest; W. Sanrord Brown, 2145 K stieec northwest. Writo or call for booklet. Symptom, blank, 4tc, for those desiring "home" treatment. Consultation free. .123u'our teentu street. Dr. Shade In charge. S5 Cover nil , ver Notwithstanding the very great effort be- j jng made by some of the doctors oi wn t city to induce Dr ioung Uy restore ma , former high fee rate, the doctor is Tirur In his resolution not to do so, and bega leave to announce to the public tint until fuither notice he will continue to furnish all medi cines and appliance-, and treat all who be gin now until cared at the low rate or $ A MONTH While under the care or Dr., Young there will be no running to droj? . stores for medicines No matter whether you have one or a hair dozen diseases, a 5 bill covers cost of evervtblnsr Dr. Young's enormous experience and long, carerui study have enaoled him to penecc a system for the treatment of Chronic, Nervous, and Delicate Diseases that i absolutely unequaled by any other. Has cured thousands of cases of Catarrh, Asthma, Bmnchitw, Piles, Neuralgia, Con stjiutlon.liidigestion.Rheumatism.Femalo Diseases, Private Diseases, Diseases jf the Ear, Nose, Thro.it. Stomach. Kidn-ys, Bowcls.'Bladder. Rectum, Blood, Skin, Lost Manhood, Night Losses, Varicocele, and Stricture. 3- Dr. loung employs no substitutes, but sees each patient personally at hl private sanitarium. Cor. 12th and F Sts. -Office hours Dally, 10 to 5;every Thurs day evening, 7 to fc; Sunday, 10 to 12. CONSULTATIONS PKR- ON OR FREE. BY LE'lTER from the manufacturer to the retailer has undergone a substantial increase. Cigars wliich a year ago were sold to the retailer at $80 and $90 a tl-ousandnow bring $100 and$12rt,andsoonup the line totheformer $175 cigars, which now sell for $200 and S220. , Experiment- With Substitute. Taking time by the forelock, many of the manufacturers are already experimenting with tobacco to be used as a substitute for Havana, when the supply ot the latter shall entirely fail. Principal among these substitutes are Mexican tobacco and tobacco grown from, the Havana seed In Florida and the lower tier of States. This last tobacco is a new experiment, began almost at the time when the Cuban struggle was entered into. Some enterprising Florida planters, fore seejnga scarcityof Havana tobacco, bought identically the same seed as that used in Cuba, and did everything possible to make their leaf as like the Cuban as possible. They even went to the length of employing native Cubans to teach them the proper method to be employed In each step, of tobacco culture. , As a result tne Florida plantations, icis said, are producing a leaf which mora 'nearly approaches the Havana produce than. .j any yet grown in this conntry. One of the fewlccal cigar manufacturers said the other day: -it seems to me that this Cuban war will react to the benefit of the United States, after alL The failure of the Havana crop will give the tobacco growingindutry of this country an impetus which will undoubtedly lastfor many yearsv Almost Perfect Substitute. "This new leaf grown in the Southern Stages is, so far as my experience lias gone, an almost perfect substitute for the original "article and will no doubt eventually, to a large extent, displace the Havana leaf.on account ot the greatly reduced price at which it can be sold. "The Mexican leaf, on the ether band, "while it is being used to a large extent by NewYork factone-, cannot stay, because it is too heavy and pungent forthe average m6lier of Ilavanas It may be used to a certain degree as a wrapper, but that will limit its employment. "At all events, those who insist on having a genuine Havana toblow out in: smoke must reconcile themselves to a much larger out lay for the luxury, a the present increase jnprice will undoubtedly become much mor accentuated borore the Cuban crop agaiz assumes its former proportions."" VI-2s"KZLKLA bounpary. All Ready for the Arbitration Tribnnal Kxeept Meeting Place. Sir Julian Pauncerote aad Minister Andrade, as plenipotentiaries of their re- KiiAor.K-i rAnnrrii5 tn n"rnHte tho Anrl is claimed, not yet completed their work, although" the mam points or the convention as agreed ujxm in the Olney memorandum were long ago disposed of. The other de tails, with one or two exceptions, involved so .delay. The place of meeting of the tribunal ia the cluer point of difference, Venezuela preferring Washington. Minister Andrade says that the Venezuelan eons-ress coHld, however, even at this late day, be as sembled on a few days notice, and he expresses the hope that the treaty will be ready for ratification early in February, although he declines to say how long it will-take to reach an agreement. It is believed that the two plenipo tentiaries reached practical agreement last week on a provisional treaty, and th.it copies thereof have been sent to London and Caracas, in. which blank spaces were left for the place of the tribunal's sessions, to be filled in by cable messages. No doubt is expressed in the certain eventual ratification of the treaty which has been considered by all parties to navo been practically concluded on Novembei "12; when Sir Julian and Secretary Olney, signed the memorandum. GHOST STORY LAID. Chairman Dinaley Say. No Tariff Bill at This, Session. Chairman Dingley of the Ways and Means Committee closed the tariff hear ings yesterday, but it is not improbable that they may be continued one or more supplementary hearings, if certain of tha interested parties who have not had an opportunity ot being heard, vigorously press their claims. Mr. Dinglev" exploded the rumor that tho new tariff bill would be reported to the House this session. He doubted if it would be rinlsheTI by the -Rh or Marcht and if it is, there is no Intention of laying it before the House until the extra session. The measure will be subject to change not only until it is reported, but during the general debate on the floor, as well as open to amendment when it is con sidered under the five-minute rule. Th Republican members ot the romnuttee will work on the bill aS a whele. t I A Firt-CIns.s Gusher. New York, Jan 11 The gas well struck: by the Rome Factory Building Company continues its steady and undiminished .flow and drilling continues- The lime- btone, struck at 640 feet down and be lieved to be 250 feet in deptb. has been penetrated butsixtyTeet,and the intention is to go through thellmestoek to thegranita probably below t ping1 Ohio Bunk Burglarized. f$ ' Cliardon, O ,Jan 11. A daring burglary wnscommitted In this place .Saturday nights which was not discovered until Sunday for,.-1 mr Tin vn ill t-nf rhiCitizonRft tit wan opened by burglars and com-- and rateabl , papers to the value of $1,000 t?fc a. m The Kin; A.MS. of Pills is Beecham's BEECIrs "