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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, "WEDNUSDAT, NOVEMBER 17. 3897.
t Sll 1 1 F" II 1 "f r f Jrt 9A1 i JII'I'i.l'HCH'ImY The Proprietor of the rP IMIlwlfMlfllf Tn-mtoQ fhp "PnKlin tn BiMMia jsTJJt .!$ Sixteen years ago we came to Wash ington as one of the pioneers of modern methods of merchandising. Our suc cess from the first was phenomenal, as our old patrons will remember. Our first building, No. 705 Market Space, was found entirely too small for the growing business, and in 1883 the building No. 707 was secured. The two stores were soon crowded with popular goods and eager buyers. In 1887 a third building, No. 7095 was added, and still the increased space failed to accommodate the tide of cus tom which overflowed the establish ment at all seasons. frsJW I PHz?8 1 -,, -fell M4r w IRilBl KlP j.PjlfflE In 1892 Mr. Smith purchased the in terest of his former partner, and in 1895 bought the building, No. 711. After ex tensive alterations the four buildings were newly fitted throughout, and a china and housefurnishing department was added to the lines formerly kept. A continued policy of fair dealing and honest values made this department as successful as the others. The store now covered an area of 78 feet, fronting on Pennsylvania Avenue, by 120 feet deep. It was built on ground which could not at that time be pur chased, and consisted of old buildings, ill-suited to the wants of a modern business. i v ' .! " Jlp- 5 A STRUCTURE SUITED TO THE TIME Having at last been able to purchase the remaining- property, Mr. Smith decided this year to erect a building worthy of the city and the business here conducted. Through the services of Mr. T. F. Schneider, the architect, and Mr. Frank H. Duehay. the builder, the present structure stands complete, - surpassed in beauty and utility by no business house in Washington. Architectural Features. The front of 78 feet gives broad and ample show windows for the display of the varied and immense stock within. The super structure of Indiana limestone, terra cotta and buff brick speaks alike for the genius of the architect and the skill of the builder. Two magnificent Sprague electric elevators of the most approved modern type give access to the upper floors and stock rooms. Light and air have been secured to every floor by daj while hundreds of incandescent lamps make evening brilliant. Above all no time or expense has been spared to construct a building which, will be ab solutely safe aud strong. We think it will meet your approval. BASEMENT. Shipping and Receiving Rooms, Elevator Machinery aud Heat ing Apparatus, with ample Toilet, Cloak and Lunch Rooms for the employees, these rooms being thoroughly lighted and venti lated by the area in the rear. MAIN FLOOR. On this floor will be displayed Men's and Ladies' Furnishings, Gloves, Corsets and notions, Jewelry, Sterling Silverware, Fans and Leather Goods, Stationer', Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Imported and Domestic Novelties and Bric-a-Brac, Toilet Goods, Soaps and Perfumes, Umbrellas, Dolls and Confectionery. SECOND FLOOR. Devoted entirely to China and Housefurnishing Goods, Glass ware, Silver Plated-ware and Bric-a-Brac. A display which has no superior anywhere. THIRD FLOOR. This floor is filled with a most bewildering array of Toys gathered from all corners of America and Europe. No such dis play has ever been brought to Washington. FOURTH FLOOR. An entire new line of Light and Artistic Furniture will occupy this floor. This includes Tables, Chairs, Couches, Cabinets, Book Shelves, Chiffoniers, Desks, etc. Here will also be located the Picture and Framing Departments aud the Business Offices of the house. The Fifth and Sixth Floors will at present be used for the immense reserve stock which must necessarily be carried. iusic from 8 to by Schroeder's Orchestra. Emmons S. Smith, BOSTON VARIETY STORE, Watch Today's Papers for Opening Souvenir Prices. - 705707709 and 711 Pa. Ave. HOI FORJGOLDRED BOYS Mr. Hart's Philanthropic Enter prise for His Race. LARGE FARM ON THE POTOMAC "Waif nnd Incorrigible From tlie Streets to Be Subject to Healthy Influences and Have the Chance to J.eftrn Farming and Trnile The Sponsors. Tlie board of children's guardians and Mr. Lewis, the superintendent of charities, uae arranged for the establishment of S00 acre farm down the Potomac as a borne and traluing school for tlie stray colored boys of the District. There arc Hundreds of buys from twelve to sixteen years old, m the city, growing up In tlio worst possible iray, without restraint of any kind. They keep away from school, loaf on the street corners, ihoot crap, become petty thieves, and swiftly qualify for careers of crime. The problem of -what to do with them has been troubling the children's guardiiius for a long time. They have not fitted into any or the arrangements of tlie board, and prao tically have gone uncared for aud neg lected. There It iu Institution In the District where they coiild be provided for. The asylum -'for destitute colored women and children," on Eighth street ex tended, pffers the nearest approach to a borne for Euch Iwys In the District, but It has excluded always boys over ten years of age aB too unruly. The plan of placing the young fel lows in homes in (he country in the nearbv States has failed also, on uccount of their lncoulglbllitr and other lack of teaching; They s.Hjn become thd of theii homes and ran away, or made tbem-seive- so obnoilous that nulx dy could keep them. a he beard of Children's Guardains had been considering for two years and more what to do with this class of youths to saie Mjra and the community. Tor some time a f.nm home has seemed the probablu solution of 1 he difficulty, but no feasible plan has offered itself. Air. William Redin Woodward, the presi dent ct the lioard, made this suggestion in one of his reports several months ago. Mr. iewi alsc has been working along this "Inc. At last the difficulty seems sold. The man who has made a proposition -and it is accepteC- is Mr. "William II. H. Hart, u well-known colored man of the city- Mr. Hart owns a 300-acre farm on the Poto mac, adjoining Tort "Washington. He pro poses to give this farm to Mr. Lewis for the use of the board, in this work for the colored boys, free of charge. Mr Woodward aud Mr. Lewis h.iv- been over the place thoroughly, as has a com mitteeforthe Ijoard. After preliminary ar rangements, committee meetings and re ports, which have taken up the last sev eral weeks, the plan lias been fully ar ranged and accepted by both sides The plan teems excellent in every way. There are twenty horses, several cows, pigs, poultry, and an abundance of farm and timber laud. A practical farmer, u wheelwright, a blacksmith, and a school teacher aro to li e on the place, aud to devote tuemselves to leaching the boys fanning aud the trades mentioned. There is a laige residence on the place, and Senator Evarts, who owns a piece of property adjoining, has also donated a large, two story log cabin, 30x75 foot, which "Will be used as a dormitory. The institution will be largely self supporting. A large part of the farm will be cultivated, aud all the vegetables and most of the moats for the boys will be raided. There is a valuable shad fishery on the Potomac, which will earn a large sum or money each year, too. This with some produce that will be sold, will cut down the expenses to a. very small figure. The cost of each boy under this systpm -wlU be very small, though the figures cannot yet be given accurately. The training for the boys, it it. thought, will be excellent. They will not only learn specific trades, but they will have their uuriainrss and waywardness educated out of them by uood and healthful and nat ural sunoiindings. The plan is s.xm to go into operation. Mr. Hart, who donates his propeity to this good use, will have charge of the place. He is a well educated self-made, successful man. He was until two mouths ago for years an employe of the Congres sional Librarj. He bought the property, wluVh is assessed at $15,000 lahiation, out of the savings frum his salary. New Locution for Hay Scales. The Commissioners yesterday issued an cider changing the location of the pubho bay ales at Ninth street aud irginia aenuc southeast to the space of ground ca-t of Eleventh street, at the eastern mouth of the Baltimore and Potomac tun nel. A new scale, to cost $181, Is to be erected. Testament of Patrick Long:. The will of Patrick Long was liled for probate yesterday. He bequeaths his bay hoi.se nnd cart to his grandson, John Long, and all the -"est of his personal estate to his daughter, Catharine Hitchcock. To his son M!i hdcl Long, and his daughter Mary Hitclu ock, he leaves his real estate. To his son" Timothy, Thomas and William Long, and his daughter Mary Martin, he leaves $1 each. How to Cure Billons Colic. "I suffered for weeks with colic and palna In my stomach caused by biliousness and had to take medicine all the while until I used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, which cured me. L have Inco recommended it to a good many people." Mrs F. Butler, Falrhaven, Conn. Person" who are subject to bilious colic can ward of the attack by taking this remedy as soon as the first symptoms appear. Sold by Henry Evans, wholesale and retail druibla. 938 F sb Mid Conn ave. and 3 at. nw. and 1428 Md. ave. no. Do juu know that you can have The Ho ruins, Evening and Sunday Times the only COMPLETE news paper published in "Washington served to you by carrier for fifty cents a month? 11. "W. BEVEH1DGE BUIUED. Interment Tester day Afternoon at Oak Hill Cemetery. The funeral of the late M. W. Beveridge took place from his late residence, No. 1618 II street, yesterday afternoon at -o'clock. The .service was conducted by the Rev. Dr Randolph McKim, rector of the Cuurcii of the Epiphany, and vas at tended by a large number of the friends of the deceased. Tlie remains were removed to Oak Hill Ce rue wry Tor Intermeut, and tlie services were attended by only a few of the inti mate frienu. of the family. The pallbearers were: Messrs. William S. Thompson, Frank J-Lewis, Thomas M. Gale, Edward S tell wagen, Henry A WillanI and Matthew G. Emery. The honorary pallbearers, representing the vestry of Epiphany Church, wercr Lewis J. Da. is, "William B. Baldwin, Gun. J. G. Parke, Nathaniel Wilson, E. B. Hutchinson. C. C Glover, George Truesdell, Dr. II. D. Fry und P. B. I'leice. - ' Must Comply AVith the Contract. Judtre Morris, of tho court of appeals, rendered a decision yesterday afternoon in the case of Augustin Chester, appellant, agah st Thomas F. Morgan and others, af firming the decision of the luw-r court. Chester brought suit to compel the per formance of a specific-dentract. Chester purchased luriseNo. 1016 Eleenth street northwest on May 27, 1870. The title to the property was taken in the name of Ebcne7er Morgan, deceased, who fur nished the money lor the puuhase. Com plainant took the house under an alleged agreement with Morgan. He Ualms to have put $2,000 improvements on the property. Secretary Mc-Hut-h Home Ayraln. Mr. J.imos F. Mcllugh, the national sec retary of the Journeymen StoneCutters' Association, has iust returned from the West. Mr. Mcllugh visited and lectured In the following cities- Minneapolis, Minn.; St. Paul, Minn.; Rock Island, 111.; Evans viile, Ind.; Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, 111.; Detroit, Mich.; Cleveland, Ohio, and Pitts burg, Pa. He says that the members of his trade are doing very nicely, nad the prospects are that the West will be very gw d next seaso'u. DE FORREST CASE DECIDED Court of Appeals Sustains the Police Court Verdict. She Must Pay a Fine of Three Hun dred Dollar and Be Imprisoned for Three Months. Tne c ,urtof appeals handed down a de clsion yesterday afternoon sustaining the police court verdict in the De Fonest case This was the first appeal from the police court to the court of appeals under the act ol March 2, 1597. Miss De Forrest w-is convicted in the police court of keeping a disrMitate house. The appeal was baed on exceptions to the admission of certain evidence nnd on exception to instructions to the jury. One contention of the defend was that It had not ben proved that Mhs De Forrest was dlsoiderly. The court of appeals hsld that the keep ing of a disreputable houswas a crime, no matter how stainless might be the per sonal character of the keeper. All the rulings of tue police court on the adeiissi hility of evidence are sustained. Miss De Forrest was sentenced to pay a fine of $300 and to be Imprisoned for three mmth-N. ?he is now at liberty on appeal bond- IVcision in tho Lnuer Case Affirmed. The court of appeals yesterday aiter uoon rendered a decision in the case of John H. Lauer, plaintiff in error, vs. the District of Columbia. Lauer was convicted in the police court of -elllng liquor with out a license. The defense showed that Lauer Kept; a grocery store and boarding houe, and gave a bottle of beer with each lunch served. The police court held this to be a violation or the law. The court of appeals affirmed this decision. !lurring;e Licenses. Marriage licenses were granted yesterday as follows.: Mel', ille Cessell and Mary L. Johnson; Harr- Tibbs and Emma Condon; Joseph J. K. Plant aud Rose Estella Bowler; David Marshall and Carrie Latham; William S Tcrl, jr., and Daisv I. Davis; Sevens II. Tayhr and Celia Stewart; Allen Colbert and Marv Brookeu; Henry Bach and Aleen L. Bauman: Joseph Foddle and Lillie Water, Henrv Poor and Maggie Pmoot; William H. Harmon and Emma E. Johnson. George, H. Holt and Olive M. Dorsey; William Porsoy and Lena Dorsey; "William 11. Canton and Elizabeth Simms; James Flynn and Rebecca Landon; Henry Stone Erdiuan and Florence Chase. him on sales of land In Cooke Park, Fielding was given judgment for $6S7.0- THe case w is carried to toe court of ttppeafc. and yesterday ludge Morrjg reariered an opinion, granting Fickllng $325. IX ITS NEW OFFICES. SENTENCES BY JUDGE KIMBALL. Various Offenders of the Laws Fined or Imprisoned. Minor ca-es were disponed of by Judge Kimball In the police court yesterday a follows liajmond Hnrrison, charged with lar ceny of pants from E. W. Gwjnne, fined $5 or fifteen days. Sir M Stern, charged with assaulting Itose Stern, fined $10- James Gieen, charged with asnulting Maggie Ray, fined $10 or thirty days. George Griffin, charged with assaulting Nellie Lucas, fined $5 or fifteen days. William Johnson, charged with carrying concealed weapons, sentenced to ninety days in jail. Timothy O'Connor, charged with assault ing Margaret O'Connor, ninety days. Transfers of Heal TJstute. Thomas V. Hammond to Mary F. Rke, lot 170, square 00, $8,250. Ellon Toonicy and Catherine O'Leary o William Morris, lot 10, square 534, $0, 000. John A. MassicandXath G.Sextou, jr.. to Ed ?. Morgan, part of lot 16, block 5, Brockland, $3,000. iramlamim Refused. Judge Cole yesterday refused to issue a mandamus to compel the Secretary of the Interior to give further hearing to John Wedderburn, recently disbarred from prao tice before the Department of Justice. Charles H. Fltkl'ns's Commissions In the case of Charles H. Fickllng ngalnss Samuel Ross, to recover commissions due Iuternntionul Navigation Company Estobltbhed In It, Quarters. The International Navigation Cootpuny cpened up a branch office this morntHa& No. 130B F street. The company wHI oo ctipr the whole building, all the r.joma aC which are elegautly fitted up it. nil their appointments. The local officfc will be ia charge of Mr. S. H Harrison, the passenger agent, wIkj will occupy tho suite of rooms ja the first floor. Mr. .S. C. Heale, the attrne for fie umpany, will have his office on the second floor, and tl lavatories will be on the third floor. The ofrKxw, which were liaiukmniely decorated with a profusion of American Beauty rosns, chrysanthemums, and palms, were visited yesterday morning by a large number or friends of the local manage ment. Th? company will do bumss wfta Cho American and Red Star lines of steamers, which tenders the use of some of the hand somest and swiftest vessels or the trans atlantlc fleet. The offke also has excellent telegraphic ..ommunieatloiis with all American and European ports. Columbia Tent. Columbia Tent, No. 1, Independent Orde of Recuahite-, continue to hold Iwge and Interc-tlne meetings In their tent-room. Nineteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwe-t, on every Monday evening. Under inlt'atot y eeremonle, one candidate was admitted to memlerihip. The committee on entertainment report ed progress Under head of new business. Brother Clarence Harrington was installed as financial st-cretury. The good and weirare was Jn charge of Chief Ruler Will iam Mann, and Included addro-e3 6y Brother George "W Rue, J. P. Clanay, "William Welsh, Thomas Spellman, CUvr tnce Harrington and others The grand visitation will take place on next Monday evenln-f