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the MOBsriygiiEgg, Sunday, may 16, i89i.
Over One Hundred and
Twenty-five Inst
Be Sold.
The Large and Elegant Stock
of the Me zerott Music
Co. to Be Dumped
oi the Market
Alterations to Bs Made in Metzsrott
Building tne Reason, and Con
tractors Must Have the
Room by June 1.
To those who may be interested la the
purchase of cither a piano 01 an oigau we
have an cs traordlnary proposition to make:
A proposition tliat we are buie has nevr
been made to the people of this commu
nity beietcforc, and may never be iniiilo
it in absolutely nesessary for ua to le
ruodel the whole front, of our building,
bo that we may have ample room to show
a large and well-selected stock. "We are
cramped and crowded at pi esent.our ware
room la too small aud the F street entrance
to our threateris too laige, and we shill
remodel the whole front
It is a neU-kuown fact that the giltty
dust arising from biick and inoilar Is the
worst enemy to highly polished pianos
or furniture, and it is quite neessary lor
us to either hire another loom and remove
this stork, wliich would be quite expen
sive, or closeit all out by June 1. We have
decided on the latter. We concluded to
inaugurate a bale offering every piano
aud organ in the hoiibe at actual fac
toiy cost, and very many nt about one-half
the cost to pioduce them at the factory aud
oa easy payments, it desired.
This is a time of unusual offerings in
the sale of all kinds of merchandise, but
never in the history of this or any other
community has an opportunity like this
presented ib-elf, whereby private parties
could purchase pianob and organs on easy
pajments for Ions money than dealers ean
buy them for cabh.
This stock consist of the verybestpianos
and organs that money and brains can pro
duce, such as "New Scale Kimball'' pi
anos, which are standard the world over;
"Ilardinan" piauos, high grade and flrst
clas; "Gildcmeester and Kroeger' pianos;
"Krauicli and Each," "Hla-sius," "Har
rington, ' "Everett," "Whitney," "HInze"
and other high-grade pianos.
Beginning Monday, the 17tti, and contin
uing until May 28, and no longer, we will
offer every Instrument m the house at ac
tual factory cost, and many for less, and
the prices aad terms will astonish you; for
when the cost of selling and the retail
profit is deducted from articles of this char
acter it almost cuts the regular retail price
in two. livery piano aud organ in the house
will be marked In plain factory cost fig
ures No more will be asked, no less ac
cepted, so that a child can purchase just
as well as the shrewdest.
We cannot quote prices on many of the
instruments hen, but as an example we
offer brand-new pianos, with all modem
Improvements, for $118. $137, $M8, $163
to $178. These pianos are sold everywhere
at $275 to $350 In the regular retail way.
We offer the highest grade of cabinet grand
pianos, fuU size and scale, for $207, $22.1
to $2-18, and all the rest at c jrrespondlngly
low figures. Little-used upright pianos for
$G5, $B5 to $125; $10 cash, $5 per month,
buys them.
Square pianos in good condition, at
almost your own price and terms;
$75 to $100 organs for $25, S3G to $63.
The terms of this bale will be as follows:
New piano", $25 cash down, and $7 to
$10 per month on the balance; will ship
anywhere to responsible parties on these
Xcw organs $6 cash, $3 to $5 per month
on the balance. A five-year factory guar m
tcc will be given with every new piano or
organ, and every instrument must be sat
Isfactory to the purchaser.
Remember the place, No 1110 F street.
next door to Columbia, Washington, D.O.,
rime, Monday the 17th to May the 28th
and no longer.
Come eirly Monday to secure good choice.
Store open evenings during sale. Mctzer
ott Music Co.
Wise and Able.
It is a wise child that keeps Its face
straight while watching its father trying
to learn to ride a bicycle. Sketch.
Plunked Shnd at Marshall Hall.
You can live without love; what Is passion
but pining;
But when .s cue man who can live without
And tne man who has never enjoyed the
never-to-be-forgotten luxury of a planked
shad dinner at Marshall Hall can hardly be
fcald to have lived at all.
Today when the stately Macalcster
swings out from her dock into the broad
I'otomac she will carry a happy planked
shad loving crowd of mortals who live in
anticipation of the glorious fish feast be
fore them.
Schroadei's excellent band and orchestra
will play both on the boat and at the
grounds during the day and evening.
Just at this season the lovely lawns it
Marshall Hall are looking their greenest; iu
their perfect verdure. Visitors arc charmed
with the beauty of the river ride, the
Hccnory at the hall, and the univral
courtosy of the attendants and manage
ment. will give you long- wear aud
much fresh grass.
25 feet good quality, with
coupling? and pat-"cm jn
ent nozzle pi.4U
Of course we have other
grades, aud will cut 20 ft.,
25 ft or 30 ft of either.
616 12th St 1204 G St.
1 ' ""- -B
Garden Hose
flaoy fob ji
The NerYork Broker Will Get
Here This Evening.
y 5-"
He Will Have a Comfortable Double
Cell and Be Permitted to Send
Out for His Meals Otherwise Ho
Will He Treated Just .Like Other
Elvcrton R. Chapman, the recalcitrant
sugar trust witness, is expected to arrive
In the city today, and will tomorrow Ins-
gin to serve hi.s bentence of thirty days
in the District jail.
Chapman is a member of the firm of
Moore & Schley, brokers, of New York
He wos convicted January 18, ISOG.in
the Dlsluct criminal couit of refusing to
answer certain questions asked him by the
Senate sugar trust investigating com
mittee, and sentenced by Judge Cole to
pay a flncof$H)U and be imprisoned one
month in the District jail.
Mr. Chapman wUl surrender himself to
Marshal Wilson immediately upon his ar
rival. It Is not expected, however, :hat
he will go to jail before 3 o'clock tomorrow
Accoidlag to the btatement ot Attorney
General McKenna, District Attorney Davis
and Mr. Portei, the President's secretary,
no application for a pardon has been liled,
and no new step in thecabe taken Never
theless, it is the general opinion that soma
influence will interfere, either to pre
vent the execution of the sentence alto
gether, or to make its application nominal
and brief
His counsel, ex-Senator Edmunds and
Judge Wilson, are apparently doing noth
ing to save their client. Judge Wll&on lias
paid several visitb to the White House
during the past week, but Just what has
occurred between himself and the PreM
dem is a matter of conjecture.
Upon Chapman's fate hangs thatof Have
meycr and Searles, proident and secrel ary
of the American Sugar Refining Company,
who were indicted for the same offense.
Both of the latter-named men were large
contributors to the campaign fund that
helped to elect Mr. McKlnley President.
It is argued for this reason that the Chief
Magistrate will not allow them to surfer
the Ignominy of going to prison, aud will
eventually pnrdou Chapman.
District Attorney Davis declares that
President Havemeycr will be arraigned
for trial tomorrow, and that tho cases
of Searles and the others will follow in
due order.
Senator Allen's resolution, providing
thatChapmnnshnllappsarat the bar of the
Senute and purge himself of contempt has
gone to the Judiciary Committee, where It
isaptto remain, a.-, the committee wiiin.ive
no meeting for beveral days, and before it
does Chapman wlllhave begun his sentence.
Then, again the broker refuses positively
to apologize to the Senute Tor refusing 10
answer the questions propounded to him
by the Senate committee, claiming that In
so doing he acted solely on the advice of
counsel, and meant no disrespect to that
august tody.
It is said that Chapman has given up all
hope of pardon, and has telegraphed 1.1s
attorney that all efforts in his behair must
stop Judge Vhon, however, is maintain
ing a reticence In regard to the matter,
and refuses to -confirm the statement that
his client has given up the fight.
Mr John McCartney, of the firm ot Cor
son & McCartney, the agents in Washing
ton for Mr Chapman's firm, btated to a
Times reporter last night that the Xcw
York broker would certainly arrive heie
m time to tegin his- sentence tomorrow.
In case Chapman's attorneys fail to
secure a pardon, the only mitigation for
his troubles that now seems probable is
the "good l.ehavior" remlb-lon of his time.
Uuder the rules of the prion he will re
ceive a ded'iLtion of five days for good
behavior while incarcerated, and if not
soon pardoned will have to perve but
twcnty-fle days, a month being reckoned
at thirty days.
Mr. Chapman, although a millionaire, will
be treated at the prison like any other
prisoner. WsTden Leonard stated that he
will be asMgncd to a double cell in tho
south wing of the jail.
He will not Le permitted to leave the
prhun until he shall have serve.1 his sen
tence. Mr Chapman, however, will be al
lowed to receive his friends on such oc
casions as the v. arden may designate.
He will also be given the privilege of
having Ms nienK furnished by a caterer,
and will, therefore, escape the penalty of
having to subsist on prison faic.
As Mr. Chapman ib somewhat of an
epicure it is thought that he will gladly
avail himself of this privilege. With these
exceptions, however, he will receive the
same treatment as that meted out to other
A dvices received here yesterday afternoon
are to the effect that Mr Chapman will
arrive here this evening on the Congres
sional Limited over the Pennsylvania Rail
read It Is said that the lock-step leaves an
Indelible mark on Its victims; that a man
who has once done time and joined in the
mournful -pleasures of the recreation of the
lock-step inarch canalways be distinguished
by something in his walk in after years,
no matter how many he may live, or what
changes may come to" him. It is peculiarly
fortunate, therefore, for Broker Elverton R.
Chapman, that tho lock-step has been
abolished at the District jail. The pris
oners have their daily exercise for halt an
hour, marching up and down the glaring
whitewashed corridors, past the gloomy
cells, one after the other, but they are not
obliged to walk lock-step, or to put their
bauds on each other's shoulders.
In conversations with Warden Leonard
and Deputy Warden Russ, and others of
the Jail officers yesterday, a reporter for
The Times learned this interesting circum
stance and many others which have a bear
ing on the sentence which Broker Chapman
is to begin tomorrow perhaps, and to con
tinue thirty days perhaps. One of these la
that Mr Chapman will unquestionably have
certain small privileges allowed always to
prisoners ot a certain grade, such, for
instance, as those who have been guilty
ot no moral delinquencies. It Is probable
that Mr. Chapman may not have to take
his daUy walk with the nondescript gang
of black and white criminals who fill ills
wing ot the jail. There are one or two
one-legged men in the jail, also, who do
not take their walk In the middle of the
day with the rest of the prisoners.
Mr. Chapman will be spared the horrors
of the bath. If a prisoner is clean when
he enters this establishment down on the
banks of -the Eastern Branch, he is al
ways treated as such, aud such a bath
t would do him more harm than good
It Is a double Tell that the recalcitrant
Senate investigation witness will occupy,
twice the size of the ordinary cell As
others may who can afford if, .he will be
allowed to forego the jail fare, having
a cuisine of his own sent In from-some out
side source. It is probable also that trie
linen and other paraphernalia of his bed
will be sent in from outside. Tiien, too, he
may be allowed somclibcrty as to his hours
of arising, andrctiring.
Tho cell that has been picked oat for
$5 a Month
To Be Cured
of Any Disease
The Great Offer ot
Dr. Walker
JJH -Penna Av.
Arli. Wiilard'i Hbtil
Nervous Debility,
Organic Weakness, Failing Energy,
Lack of Memory, i'hyfejeaire ay.
Arising from Indiscretion, Excess, or In
dulgence, producing some of tne following
triects: Nervousness, Debility, Dimness ot
bight. Self Distrust, Defective Memory,
1 uiiptes on the Knee, Aversion to Society,
Loss of Ambition, Lack ot Confidence,
Gloominess, Despondency, Barrenness, Un
fitness to Marry, Melancholy, Dyspepsia,
LoalManhood.Pairihlnthe Back, Varicocele,
C treated with Success, Safely, Private
ly, and Permanently.
Blood and Skin Discuses,
klI f"rin,s affecting Body, Nose, Throat,
"", uiui Douus.jtjioECHes, uruptiuns, Acue,
trom whatever cause, treated by means of
safe, time-tried remedies.
Kidney und Urinary Complaints,
Puinful, Difficult, Too Frequent, Milky,
or Bloody Urine positively cured.
Br. Wulker la in attpudunce PER
SONALLY und cnu be consulted
l)a,Iy office hours, 10 to 5: Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, till
o p. in.; Sundays, 10 to 12.
Mr Chapman Is No. 34, south wing, first
floor. It is the apartment that wus oc
cupied two years ago by Tom Taylor,
the South Washington gentleman who is
now serving a life sentence ror murder
ing his wife. "Further back in its his
tory this cell was occupied by Ward. In
fact, as the keeper who showed the Times
reportei to the cell said, it is reserved
almost entirely for murderers and other
noted criminals. No 34 Is 8x10 feet.
It 18 furnished with au iron cot, painted
red, eighteen inches wide and six feet
long. A plaiu wooden shelf has been
introduced la No. 34 for the possible
books aud papers that Mr. Chapman may
have w'tti him as the companions of his
retirement. There is a barred window
looking out through a court, and another
barred window, on the commons to tho
wet or the building, toward the city.
The apartment Is new undergoing, with
the others on its Her, the icgular spring
renovation. Its floors have been painted
a dark blown, its walls livid white, its
book fchelves a slute blue. The only touch
ef color in this cell is the bright red of
the cot. The bars of the window are an
Inch thick and it will he absolutely impostt
blc for Mr. Chapman to bieak through la
this direction. If he obtain his liberty
It will unquestionably be tluough the door.
The daily routine of the jail makes a
man get up at G , lu the morniug, have
breakfast at 7, receive special visitors iu
the central hall from 1(1 to 2, have dinner
at G , and retire at 9 The man generally
desires to retire early at the jail, espe
cially If he sleeps well There are no elec
tric lights or even gas jets in the cells.
Broker Chapman's cell Is especially fortu
nate in having a big electric light jiibt out
side of his window In the court. By this
he may possibly be able to read, if hl& eyes
are good
Beside Mr. Chapman's tpecial privileges'
there arc others which he will share with
all the guests of the Jail alike. Beside the
absence of th lock-step there is no black
and white unirorm, with stripes running the
wrong way, and the health of ihe hotel is
excellent. Warden Leonard told The Times
leporter that not one per cent of Ills people
are sick at this time Out of the 375, who
are at present inhahltating the building,
tcnictiii.es not one man will be in the
hospital He believes that this la a letter
record than will be found nt the mo-t ex
eUc jrly appointed and luxurious' hotel
further iu town.
This Is accounted for by the perfect
cleanliness or the place. There is not
a spot of dirt to be found anywhere In
the building that the eye ot a visitor may
reaoh, which includes all the cells. The
walls are kept freshly whitewashed and
painted, and the floors are Scrubbed every
And then, the life is regular aud free
fruu excitement and dissipation. It is
baid that nearly every prisoner who enters
this institution leaves It clean in body at
leant, and in the best of health, andsuf
fer.'ug from no pangs ot hunger, no matter
vthettier he is worth a million dollars or
hasn't a penny
Among his nearest neighbors, will be
young Jones, the colored jouth charged
with the mudcr of his brother, a boy only
tliirteen years old, and the Indian, Lewis
Williams, who is In jail for committing
forgery The others are the ordinary run
of assault and battery cases and the like,
with a few who are now walUng to be
transported to the penitentiary.
All the mournful and the interesting
circumstances of this prlsoner-to-be have
attracted to his coming sojourn 'at the
jail the eyes of the whole world almost.
The whole world will be satisfied Warden
Leonard told The Times reporter last night
that there are more newspaper men in
quiring about Mr. Chapman, and that they
want more matter on every phase of hhr
coming incarceration, than they did about
Oultcau. It is even thought that possibly
a gentleman who calls himself a newv
paper correspondent, who went to the
jail yesterday to wait over until Monday
or Tuesday for a trial by jury, Is undergo
ing a self-imposed bentence with the one
object In view of getting inside and ex
clusive information.
"My hair is gray, but not with years,
Nor turned it white
In a single night,
As men's have done from sudden fean.
My limbs are bowed, though not with toil,
But rusted with a vile repose,
For they have been a dungeon's spoil,
And mine has been the fate of those
To whom the goodly earth and air
Are bann'd and barr'd forbidden fare."
Samuel Essmy Accused by His Little
Samuel Esmy, living at No. 476 Penn
sylvania avenue, was arrested at 2:30
this morning, charged with criminally as
saulting hia nine-year-old stepdaughter,
Tearl Nicholson.
The child made a full confession of her
stepfather's conduct to the officer and two
ladles llviug in the samo house, and added
that Essmy threatened to kill her If she
admitted tho deed. The child's mother
denies tho assault, but admits that little
Pearl is 111.
Essmy waa formerly a compositor in the
Government Printing Office but for some
time past has been out of employment, and
bis wife has been out at work and left the
girl alone In the house with her stepfather.'
It Is alleged that the assaults have oc
curred several times during the past few
The child is said to be in a serious con
dition. Essmy was locked up in No. 6
station by Policeman Gordon-
Elecrf$ ight Companies at War
Oyer Park Contracts.
Contruet Awarded to tlio Potomac
' 1
Company, the Highest Uidder, to
Supply Lights lu City Parks Rival
Compauy Threotens an Injunction
AguJugt tho Secretary of Wur.
The white-winged dove ot peace that
perched on the Dfstrict building Friday,
and the flag ot truce planted by Picsident
A. A. Thomas between the conduits of
his company and thobe ot the Potomac
Electric Power Company, in front of the
Evans building, on New York avenue,
between Thirteenth and Fourtccnthstreets,
have been both thrust aside and theUghc
Is on again with more bitterness than
Tho bone of contention this time is the
decision ot Gen. AVilson, chief of engineers,
IT. S. A., to award the contract for
lighting with thirty-two aic lights Lafay
ette, Lincoln, Judiciary, and Franklin
Parks. Gen. Wilson's action In making
the award was determined by the recom
mendation or Col. Bingham, Iil charge
ot public buildings and grounds, in the
belle! that under the exiaUng law no other
course could be pursued.
The bid of the. Potomac Ejeclric Power
Company was 25 cents a lamp per night,
while the bid of the United States Electric
Lighting Company was but. 0274 cents per
lamp per night. The conclusion to make
the uward to the highest bidder was ar
rived at from tho fact that it Is claimed
that the United States Electric Lighting
Compuny has no conduits leading to the
parks. The Army engineers decided that
under the provision contained in the act
making appropriations for the government
of the District of Columbia for the next
fiscal year, thoy have no power to grant
perniliMon for the introduction of addi
tional conduits or overhead wires within
any of the public parks, and that until
"Congress shall provide a conduit system
It shall be unlawful to lay conduits or
..r..,.t. ...r a ,,!, r, ,.i.. .l........
purposes In any road, street, avenue, high-
way, park or reservation except as here
after si-eclfically authorized by law."
The Potomac Electric Power Company
has conduits within each of tlie parks.
The United States Electric Lighting peo
ple claim that it is In direct contradiction
of all ctaiill.ied precedent for the officials
or the War" ITepartiiieutto accept ttie high
est liid proposed when there is another for
the same service giving equal and better
facilities; at afigurethatis nearly one-tenth
the prlcof the bid accepted, and they are
determined (hat the action ot Gen. Wilson
hhall bd Investigated with the most search
ing mWntcuesi.
They Jeonterrfd mat the act making ap
propriatioiip'rdr the government ot the Dis
trict of Columbia for the fiscal ye'ar of 1897
has notfppHcaUon whatsoever In theaward
ing of theconlrnct Just given to the Potomac
Electric Power Company, and President
Thomas 'naid lust night that they did not
propobc to btalul silently by and allow such
a contrnoc nViide that would coKt the citi
zens of the Df&trlct of Columbia nearly ten
times a iHiftarraa'an electriclIghUng service
that has hn-glIng eatKtaction here for
years, nnilmtrompany would exhaustevery
legal erfort'beforc it would bubmltto such
an arrangc-njpnt.
Monday morning, he said, the representa
tives of his company, headed by himself,
would wait upon Secretary Alger, and enter
a vigorous protect ngalust the approval ot
the contract with the Potomac Electric
Lighting Cdoipnny. The probabilities are
trat the United States Electric Lighting
Company will carry the fight lnb the courts
IT Secretary Alger declines to hold up the
Ited Men to Receive.
Idaho Tribe, N'o. 15, Improved Order
ot Red Men, will give a aiblic reception
to Hon. Robert T. Daniel, Great Incohonee
of the United States, on Tuesday, at 8
p. m., at Northeast Temple, corner Twelfth
and II streets northeast Several promi
nent members of the order from other
reservations' will be present, and It is
the wish of the Great Incohonee to meet
every Red Man in the city on that even
ing. Dr. HEISE
Static Electrical Machine
Relieves Obstinate or Long-Standing
Diseases and Invigorates
the Entire Body.
It Cures TPuralysIs, Stiff Joints, Xen-
ralglnfcrvons Diseases, and
AHyjMusculnr Puius.
The poinsand aches disappear as If by
magic if, ,
catarrh; and deafness
Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, Kidney
Trouble Liver Complaint, Asthma,
Bronchitis, Female Troubles,
Hcuduches. Colds, Coughs and All
ThroatiMJong xmd Blood Diseases
Are Quickly and Permanently
Cared 18y
Dr. HBistfHneoDalc Eemeclles,
A separate cure for each disease- With
them everyone can become his own doctor.
Price, 25 els-, B0 eta., and 1.00 per
f-Dr. Heiser is in PERSONAL at
tendance and can be CONSULTED FREE
$5.00 A MONTH
including allmedlclnes, is the
largest fee charged.
All Are Welcome.
Office Ope Daily From a a. m,
to 8 p. ,m., Sunday From 2 to 5 p. m.
Office, 1113 Q, street nv
Per visit Is our only charge, all
cluded. All dlscnues of a special nature
of either sex are treated for onb
dollar per visit UNTIL CUHED.
This generous und honest system
of treatment has" met with tho
hearty approvul of all. Let no one
afflicted with ANY DISEASE of u
spcciul nature fall to call at once.
No such frank and honest offer has
been mude in this city before.
Wc are specialists in our lino
only, and do not protons to cure
everything, but do positively care
all private diseases of .both sex, or
At nine o'clock u. m
are open. Walk Jn.
the doors
AU are
welcome. Advice and examination
free! There is no obligation to
spend 11 cent. Neither are you
frightened nor- cujoled into buying
medicine Our honest opinion costs
you nothing.
YOUNG MEN suffering from the
vices and errors of joutli, and tioubled
with Nervous Debility, Loss or Memory,
Bas h fulness. Confusion of idea. Headache,
Dizziness, PalpitaUon ot the Heart, Weak
Back, Dark Circles Arouud the Eyes, Pim
ples on the Face, Loss of Sleep, Tired
Feeling in the Morning. Evil Forebodings.
Dull, Stupid, Aversion to Society, No Am
bition, Bad Taste in the Moutn, Dreams
and Night Losses, Deposits la the Urine,
Frequent Urination, sometimes accompanied
with slight burning, Klduey Troubles, or
any disease or the Genlto-Uriuary Organs,
can here find an honest, sare and speedy
out operation. Have you the seeds of
any past disease lurking in the system,
IMPOTENCr, or Loss of Sexual Power,
und do you contemplate MARRIAGE? Do
you feel safe in taking this step? You
can't afford to take any risk. Like father:
like sou. We have a never-falling remedy
that will purify the Blood and positlely
bring back Lost Power. Our honest
opinion always given.
! ln AJ1 C,1,,,'H Undo
No Experiments or Failures.
The National Medical and
Surgical Institute,.
nr Fourteenth Street N. W.
OFFICE HOURS-9 a. m. to 8 p. m.; Sun
days, 10 to 12.
Consultation free and invited
President JIcKinley Will Pass
Summer Months in Virginia.
Ex-Senator Henderson Offers His
Beautiful Country Home McKin
ley to Hide Horseback, Drlnlc
Thresh Milk, and Enjoy Himself
Jn Good, Old Country Fashion.
President McJCinley will probably soon
change liLs residence fiorn the Executive
Mansion to Cherry Farm, a large country
place in Alexandria county, Va.t about
two miles from Fort Myer.
For a number of administrations back
it lias been the custom of Presidents to
pass the first part ot the summer in country
residences close to Washington.
Such was Mr. Cleveland's practice at Red
Top during his first term and at Woodley
L.aae during his last.
It has been known for some time that the
President, both on account ot Mrs. Me
fCinley's delicate health and out ot
regard for his own health would be
obliged to follow his example, and specula
tion is nfe as to the nlace he would choose.
The residence which Mr. McKlhley has
determined to take is the property of ex-
Scnator Henderson, who lives at the cor
ner of Sixteenth street and Boundary, in
the house known as the Sixteenth Street
Mr Henderson has decided to take his
family to his country residence, in the
Adirondacks, and, as the place in Alex
andria county is unoccupied, he has sev
eral times begged that the President would
make it his home during the summer
months that he is oblFged to remain in
Washington through the session of Con
gress. Mr. McKlnley bas had the offer under
consideration for some time. It is reported
on good authority that he has made up hia
mind to accept.
The estate is situated about four miles
from the city limits, making it an easy
hour's rule from tho White House. Bet
ter yet. It will offer a very pleasant Jour
ney for horseback riding, anditis probable
that on fair days Mr. McKlnley's love of
that pastime will cause him to be seen
frequently ln the Faddle.
He will, of course, remain at GherryFarm
only until the close of the present session
of Congress, after which he is to take a
summer home further from the city for
the rest ot the season.
Cherry Farm is situated on the Falls
Church road, and is perched way up on
the hill-side, about 160 feet above the
sea level The nearest settlement is Balls
ton, about halt a mile away. The situ
ation Is romantic, the views from the win
dows most beautiful, and, above all, the
place Is said to be very healthful
The residence is a spacious frame house
built in Elizabethan style. It contains foui
teen rooms; five sleeping apartments in
the upper story, and large parlors, dining
rooms and reception-rooms on. the ground
floor. It Is handsomely furnished, hav
ing been fitted up so that Mr. Henderson
might occupy it at a moment's notice, and
for the same reason Is in perfect repair.
The only change which has been thought
necespnry le. a repainting, which it is st
present rpceiving. Less than sixty feet
from the large mansion is a smaller house,
which It is said will be occupied by Secre
tary Torter and his family. The estate
covers a little over 400 acres. It Is covered
In parts by forests and orchard, in which
the prominence of cherry trees has caused
it to be called Cherry Farm.
Around tr.e houses is a magnificent
Ex-Senator Henderson, when askedabout
tho matter yesterday, said that, he had
made aeveral offers of. the place to
President McKinley, but that ho bad, so
far; received no answer. Be thought it
most probable, however, that Mr. Mc
Klnley would soon, be obliged to choose a
country residence, and that his offer would
,lse accepted
Almost every clothier in "Washing-ton, has a touch, of it and
has found some flimsy excuse for running- a sale.
But this is the strange part of it though these "kind-hearted
gentlemen" are offering S10 Suits for $3.98, the foolish public (?)
is still paying us full price.
Visit all these sales get their prices and come to us we'll
let your sound judgment do the rest
Men's Suits.
At $7.50 we are selling pure wool Men's Suits like you can
buy at the aforesaid sales for $8 and $9.
Twenty patterns to pick from all made at our own factory in
our usual good style.
Plain blues and blacks fancy plaids and mixtures whatever
your taste is we can please you.
$10 $12 $15 and $18 are our next grades and every garment
shows a saving of from $3 to $5.
$5 and $6 for very nobby pure wool "Bike" Suils.
We've got a "tip-top" hat department. -
All the best shapes in Darbys and Fedoras, are hreTin our
famous $2 grade the same quality as you've always paid $3 for
Straws are ready 50c to $3.
Special prices this week give it your attention.
35. for 50c. Balbnggan Underwear.
DUc. for 75c. Negligee Shirts.
50c. for Best Jean Drawers.
1.00 for Pure Wool $1.50 Sweaters.
isl.00 for Ueuulne Imported "Hike" IIoso.
12 l-2c. for 19c. Summer-weight Sox
be. for 15c. Silk GarterB.
Cor. 7th and Sts. N. W.
No Branch Stores in Washington.
Controversy Between City and
County Over Joint Property.
Mr. Smith Pays S12 for Slapplug
Miss U.gers in the Face Notes
and Personals. '
Alexandria, May 15. Special Commis
sioner E. C. Barley is taking testimony
with a view to determining the value of
the Columbus street courthouse and grounds
and the jail property, on Princess street,
which was conveyed for the ";olat use
and benefit ot the cityand county of Alex
andria" when thecity and county recoiled
from the District of Columbia. A short
time since the county brought action to
force a division orsaleof the property, and
the matter was referred to a special am
J'isslou to ascertain the relative value of
the two pieces of property The city still
msists that the property is, by the circum
stances of the case, to be enjoyed by both
parties, for whose" benefit it as giv;n,
und if either party chooses to abandon its
use, it cannot compel the other party to
sell out. Corporation Attorney S G. Brent
represents the city and -Mr A. W Arm
strong the county of Alexandria.
Yilh.s B. Smith was fined $12 by Mayor
Thompson this morning, for tapping the
face ot Miss Maria .Rogers Smith r as
stated In The Times, Is the agent in this
city ot the Old Dominion Insurance Com
pany, and Miss Rogers is employed in his
office as a typewriter and stenographer.
Both parties reIde in Washington. The
warrant upon which Smith was arrested
was-iuedout by the young lady ye&terday
evening Subsequently she called on the
mayor and endeavored to Induce him to
allow the charge to be withdrawn, which,
however, he refused to do, and the Ccse
was called at 10 o'clock this morning.
Mis Rogers was not on band-, but was
found by an officer at ber place of em
ployment. Wbeu placed upon the stand,
she s-,.id the origin of the trouble was a
busine- transaction, and tlat the recent
cowMding affair was Incidentally men
tioned; that when the ca3e was alluded
to she referred to certain reports about
ris -wife, when he slapped her ln the
face. She acknowledged that Smith had
struck her on a previous occasion. Sndtn
confessed to the charge, but stated that
thereference to his wife so exasperated
rim that he lost control of his temper it
Is understood that the young lady re
sumed ber duties today lu the Insurance
The last Reinlcker lecture of the season
will be delivered at the Theological Sem
inary, near this city, on Tuesday evenings
next, by the Sight Rev. Hugh Miller
Thompson, J). D., bishop ot Tennessee. A
handsome portraitof Mr. George Reinlcker,
the founder ot the Reinlcker lectures, has
been placed in the library ot the seminary.
Two loaded freight cars were run over
board from the transfer barge ot the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad Company, at the
foot of Wilkes street, last night. One of
the cars contained about 75,000 pouuds
ot pyrite, and the other was loaded with
railroad ties. A third car was badly
damaged. The accident was caused by
several cars breaking loose from a train
and running into the cars, which had been
loaded on the barge. Workmen are en
gaged in recovering the cars.
Rev. Sam Small will preach ln Trinity
M. E. Church tomorrow Rev L. I. Mc
Dougle, the pastor, will conduct specbil
services at 3:30 In the afternoon at the
hall of the Junior Order of American Me
chanics on Fairfax street, under the aus
pices of the Oriental Social Club.
The Rook Hill College nine defeated the
Episcopal High School team this morning
by a score of 6 to 5. The game was
plaved at the High School, near this city.
A large warehouse for the Alexandria
Fertilizer and Chemical Company is being
erected at Manassas.
The hook and ladder truck, which broke
down yesterday, will probably be out of
service for a week or ten days. A new axle
bas been ordered from the manufacturers.
Tomorrow will be Hospital Sunday in
this city, and a special collection wilL
be taken up in most of the churches for
the benefit of the Alexandria Infirmary.
Isaac Tolman, colored, was fined $20
in the police court this morning for car
ryings concealed weapons; Sarah Levi,
charged with disorderly conduct, was
fined $2.50, and Thomas Kennedy and
Timothy McFadden for being drunk la
the street, wore fined $1.
Mr. J- M- Hill hag returned from a
visit to Cincinnati.
Messrs. W. EL Wood and F. L. Entwisle,
OWESG to rain the excursion to River
View, under the auspices of the Kismet
Council, No. 15S6, Koyal Arcanum, haa
been postponed until 2d of Mar. All
tickets issued for the 14th will be rood
on May 22. F. R. WHITMAN, Chairman.
WAGNER On. Sunday, May 9, 1897,
at 2 o'clock p. m., CU1UST1AN, eldess
bonof theiate Christian and Emma Wagner,
aged eighteen years.
Funeral from che residence ot his uncle,
Mr. George W. Thomas, No. 1607 Seventh
street northwest, on Monday, May 17, at
- o clock p. m. Relatives and friends are
respectrully Invited to attend. Inter
ment at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
WILUS The remains of Rev. EDWARD
WILLIS, pastor ot the Liberty Baptist
Church, which have teen lying In vauis
s.nce April 14, will be taken therefrom and
buried in Harmony Cemetery, Mondaj .May
1 1 . at 3 o'clock p. m. All are invited. .
Also, the baptizing or the Liberty fiap
tlst Church will take place Sunday, May
lb, from the bathing beach, by Rev. Georga
W. Harris, at a o'clock a-m. it
J. tv"ii,x.i;m: lee.
832 Pa. Ave. N.AV.
First-clast. service 'Ptnue. 1383.
I Quick 1
s Tomorrow!
fiS We've got to sacrifice our stock Q
it of Summer Clothing Men's Boys' H
and Children's! When we opened fc? a
a this new store a month ago, everr &J
gt department was filled shoulder high g
iS with clothing hut the weather has 2
2 --eu ery uniavoraoie-and rather a
than carrya8inglcgarmentover into i3
another season we shall make a 1
sacrifice of rt
Marked Prices 8
S For cash only
The sale began yesterday with a 0
cj rushi it s the greatest opportunity 1
W ot the year because it comes in the tf
Smi;. ui uuie-just as summer is ap- a
preaching. J$
w ujibb esriy tomorrow!
923 Pa. Ave. N. W.
ot the Columbia Fire Company, will visit
Annapolis, Md., tomorrow. The Colnmblaa
are considering an invitation to participate
n the Maryland firemen's celebration next
Messrs. O'Neal & Lunt today sold for tho
German Building Association, No. o.ahousa
aud lot on Duke street, between AKredand
Columbus, to William F.Douglass, for $S00.
Before a bid was made Mr. F. E. Andersin
made a public statement that the property
advertised belonged to Eveline English, ot
Baltimore, and that her rightot title would
be protected in court Mr. Albert Stuart,
for tho bnildlng association, stated that tha
purchaser would receive a valid title.
Mount Vernon Council, No. 1, Daughters
of America, was visited last night by
delegations from American Flag Coui.cil,
Martha Dandridge Council, Mlzpah Coun
cil, Golden Rod Councll,aud Victory Coun
dl, all of Washington.
A a Explanation.
To the Editor of The Times: '
I desire to state that the publication la
last evening's Times In whlchltwas stated
that I am a Catholic is erroneous, as I am
not ot that faith, and also I do not con
duct a tailoring establishment, but am in
the employ of a firm ot prominent tailors
in this city FRANK J. BALL.
Sympathizing "With the "Whale.
Hewitt -How did you feel when you wera
Jewett As it the-whale knew hU busi
ness when he got rid of Jonah. Truth.
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