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THE IIjMJES. WASHINGTON. V6UNDAX AUGUST 7, 1898.
Every Vestige Summer Goods Mast 60! : The prices are reduced in many cases below the actual cost of manufacture, but new goods are coming these must go. Efid of the Season Prices, While the Season Is Yet Young. Six weeks more of hot weather may be expected, but our stock of Summer Underwear is being cut mercilessly. A lot of Hen's Washable String Ties and Bows, in extra good quality Madras. Usually sold at 15c. Clearing price Men's Soft Negligee Shirts, in Bedford cord and twills, with collar and cuffs attached. Just the thing for outing wear. Made with French yoke and sleeves and i Q pearl buttons tcGw 7 doz. Men's Negligee Shirts, some have two separate lay-down collars and a separate pair of Q cuffs. Reduced from $i to Uw t Duck and Crash Every one of our $1.50 and have been marked out for Monday and immediate clearance. !c Ladies' Shirt Waists. We won't tell 3rou what they for yourselves, but we do tell you and this price would not cover the rich pickings here. C Children's Shirt '7W All on one table all at one price. Children's fine Shirt Waists worth up to $1.00 are marked for Monday at 69c. t Ladies' Muslin Underwear. Dainty -long and short skirts with embroidered flounce, um brella drapers with bunch tucks and embroidered ruffles, high and low neck corset covers, beautifully trimmed. The goods of which they are made cost more money, to say nothing of the expense of making and selling. Fancy Waste French Market Fancy Work Bonbon and Infants' The new importations are due August 15, and before that date we intend to close out every piece of the stock we have carried over. C C i DINNER n jl tearing Sale Sets. Beginning Monday we offer Toilet Set in the house, both fine and count of Everything goes nothing Jewelry Possibilities. Italian shell goods that look as well and last as long as the gen uine, and cost but a trifle in com parison. Parisian Neck Combs of the newest and neatest styles, Zn 5 inch size, tomorrow LtJv Very hea'y Shell Hair Pins, va rious shapes, the 25-ceut A quality, atT. lUv Heavy twisted Shell Hair Pins; never sold before less than i(n i.oo now ttw New Side Combs of a heavier and better quality than ever Cn before offered, per pair Lvv Emmons 705-7-9 and AIT OLD YACHT. But the America "Will Cruise All Around -Cuba. (From Uie New York Times.) It is now forty-seven years since the wooden, keel schooner yacht, America came In seven miles ahead of the swlftes of her seventeen competitors in a race around the Isle of "Wight, and thereby von more fame than any of the much fuster boats since built have been able to obtain; but old as she Is the America is still in commission, and a few weeks hence she Is to carry the family of her present owner. Gen. Adelbert Ames, down to Cu ba, or to Porto Rico, if by thas time the fortunes of war have taken him to the smaller Island. The -work of fitting out the ancient yacht is to be done at Boston, and when It is completed, about August 35, she wilt po to Tampa or Fernandina to take on her passengers. These w consist of Mrs. Ames, who is a, dauph of the late Gen. B. F. Butler; her three daughters, Sarah. Blanche and Jessie; her brother. Paul Butler, and a few friends. Capt. "William Canning will be the sailing master of the America, as he has been for many seasons. It was the intention of the Ames family to cruise along the Maine coast this summer, but when the war -with Spain began Gen. Ames was called to the army. So was his son, Butler Ames, who is adjutant of the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, and with them went the Gen eral's other son, Adelbert, a boy of 17, EN'S GOODS. A lot of Men's Fancy Balbrig gan Shirts and Drawers, odd si7.cs and lots. Some worth up to 39c. For Monday 18c Some German Balbriggau Shirts with long and short slecm, sizes 42 only; Drawers in sizes 36, ;8. 4.0 and 42. 1 hat's why ::: 25c we sell them at All of our 50c and 59c Balbrig gan Shirts, with long and short sleeves, in sizes 3S, 40, 42 and 41, and Drawers in sizes 36, 3S and 40. Cleariug price 38c Skirts. $1.25 Crash and White Duck Skirts at this figure to effect a complete are worth. You can judge that they are st3lisli, well-made Waists, cost of the material. There are Waists. on eve ry Dinner, Tea or 1 A -irt J C. low priced china, a dis reserved Per Cent. Stationery Surprises. INVINCIBLE BOND, FRENCH WATER LINED, PLATED LINEN, ANTIQUE LINEN, 15c Per Pound One ton of mill remnants, high grade linen stock, purchased for this summer sale. Capital Bond. New square shape azure tint; a beautiful paper, at.. 19c Per lb. Commonwealth Linen. A perfect paper in all the new shapes and styles of finish; cheap er than other papers at the Wr, regular price, 30c. Cheaper than ever tomorrow at Per lb. S Smith 1 1 Penna. Ave. who left Phillips Andover Acadamy to bid his father good-by, and somehow managed to convince the veteran that he, too, was needed in Cuba. All the male members of the family are thus at the front, and soon those of the other sex will be as near it as circumstances will permit. In discussing the proposed voy age, Capt. Canning said the other day: "At first the audacity of it rather stag gered us. "We thought of the Spanish gunboats, the hurricanes, the calms, the yellow fever, and all those things. The America, you know is a sailing yacht, and you have to reckon with the winds when you go to sea. But we disposed of them all in our minds. As for the gunboats, the navy of Spain has had interesting experiences enough with Sampson and Dewey to respect anything American which vcarries a gun. Now, the America has a. little brass cannon, which Isn't intended to sink men-o'-war with, and well there are few Spanish gunboats that will show themselves out side of the Cuban harbors. After August the hurricane season is pretty well over, so we shall have little to fear from them. The yellow fever seems to be well in hand. So, after all, there seems to be no real danger in making the cruise to Cuba." "Wusuerirtn. (From tho Chicago News.) She Ah, how heavenly I I always love Wagnsr so much. Where is the band located?" He Madam, that is not a band. The ma chine shop and planing mill around the corner arc merely running night turns, owing to the re vival of business. Baskets Half Price. EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS Street Railway Companies Dis cuss Overcrowding of Cars. SUGGESTIONS FOR SAFETY Prcitldcnt Crosby- Doom Not Tit ink LcKlMlntlon Will Crenic Salutary Results He Say the Custom of Standing- I.oiuIh Ik UuIverMul Fix ing? the Responsibility for Accl tlentn. ' The recent invitation of tho District Commissioners to the presidents of tho different local street railway companies, asking for such suggestions as would in their opinion prevent a repetition of the accident which occurred on the line of the Capital Railway last month, elicited two renlies yesterday. The ilrst was received from G. E. Abbot, president of the Wash ington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Railway Company, expressing a desire on w part of his road to confer with the ConwUwloMors on tho subject. O. T, CJOtfhy, tho president of the Ctotrg!tov,ji ami Tonleytown Railway OvHWKHTi wlM e' lottur to tho Com mUottitwrtfi UifiMiultiK thmn that ho was of tht? opinion ihitl tORMutlon respecting tho ovorerQwtllHKr of atroot cars was unneeeiwuy. Mr. Crosby' present position upon the question la stated In his communication as follows: 'I am of tho opinion that legislation respecting tho crowding of cars Is not necessary or advisable. This custom of having standing loads Is so universal In tho United States that all car materials aro made of strength proportioned to a load consisting of a standing crowd on tho cars. In tho end there would be no great factor of safety to be found in the materials used than Is tho case today. Thus, if the maximum weight to be handled be diminished, let us say by two, then correspondingly the maximum strain possible to he home by any of the mem bers constituting the mechanical body of the car. and Its equipment, would in like measure be diminished. "The occasional failure to come up to its standard of strength shown by a piece of Iron or wood can In no way be avoided; certainly not by merely changing the elements of the mechanical problem that It Is endeavored to solve. "Certain classes of defects In all ma terials used in the construction of cars or of anything else are not discoverable by ordinary inspection. "Due to such undlscoverable defects, occasional accidents oceur. "Furthermore, I am of the opinion that just In proportion as the public authori ties throw numerous regulations around the operation of public conveyances do they assume the responsibility for the safe conduct of passengers, and In that measure will the parties con trolling these public conveyances be relieved from responsibility. The result would be disastrous to the interests of such persons as must from time to time suffer bodily harm while on public conveyances. "The public funds, we well know, are never to be diverted to the damages In such cases. On tho other hand, a cor poration which may be able to show complete following of an extensive sys tem of regulations will be able outlines to escape a responsibility which other wise would be fixed upon them by the common law rules governing the re sponsibility of public carriers " The leJter of President -Abbot is very brief nnki offers no suggestions whatever It reads as follows: "Tour letter of July 30 to hand and contents noted. I cannot see that I have any suggestions to imake, yet it "would trive me pleasure to bo -over this subject with you, at any (time and place, conven ient t yourself, as our rata has enuea ored from the beginning t meet the con ditions to wh.ich you refer." Copies of the letter of the Commission ers mvrring suggeitlons for safety -were sent Ifco all 'ahe presidents of the different railway companies of -the city, and of those written, only the Metropolitan Rail road Company, ithe Washington, Alex andria and Mount "Vernon Railway Com pany taml the Tenleyteiwn Railway Com pany have thus far replied. The otreot car managers fully realize thalt any legislation prcfhObKlng the over crowding of cars would necetsslbato the companies ptacing more oars In the ser vice, which wonkl materially Increase tho expense of operating the reads. TO GUARD THE CROSSINGS. Twenty Addltlonnl Policemen Will Take the Outli Tomorrow, The twenty additional policemen who were recently appointed by tho District Commissioners for special duty at tho street railroad crossings of the city will enter upon their new duties tomorrow. Chief Clerk Kemp will administer the oath to them early tomorrow morning. The assignment has been made as fol lows: Fourteenth and U Streets, D. C Hamil ton. Fifteenth Street and Now York Ave nue, A. R. Brady and E. P. X.ewis. Fourteenth Street and New York Ave nue, "W. S. Carter and T. M. Adams. Ninth and F Streets, E. P. Carlln and W. E. Ov.-en. Seventh Street and Florida Avenue, Thomas Buckley and F. A. Dyson. Ninth and K Streets, J. H. Gelabert and P. D. Lewis. Fourteenth andH Streets, E. "W. Manuel and J. H. Gillot. Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, B. F. Perry and A. Elliott. Eleventh and F Streets, C. P. Boss. Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Ave nue. W. Calloway and D. B. Abernathy. Seventh and F Streots, C. L. Grant and D. C Smith. The pay which each of these special policemen will receive will be 575 per month, to be borne by the respective iimfi.T rnmnanics in nro rata shares proportionate to the number operated by them at the named. of cars crossings Improvement Ordered. The District Commissioners have order ed the following work to be done un der the provisions of the permit system: Lay 42 feet of 10-lnch pipe sewer In the north side of "Wyoming Avenue, between Twentieth Street and Connecticut Ave nue, estimated cost, $G1; lay vitrified block driveway in front of No. 301 P Street northwest, estimated cost, $2G; lay vitrified Mock driveway across sidewalk in front of No. 14 H Street northeast, esti mated cost, S38. Municipal Brevities, Harry G. Wilbur has been appointed a clerk in ithc health office at 51.000 per an num, vice Dr. Stacy A. Ransom, who re signed to enter the naval service of the Government. John W. Douglas has been appointed an agent of tho Board of Children's Guardians upon the recommendation of that association. He will receive an an nual salary of 51,200. The resignation of H. G. Wannel as private of police has been accepted. PICKED UPjAg RANDOM. "I (believe my 'tfjtvnMs 'the only city in the country that has Ti West Point grad uate on the police force," remarked J. L. Say, of St. Loulsj atJ tho Wlllard last night. "Washington, I bellevo, boasts of more regular army men on the police pay rolls 'than any cltybut, It has not a single officer on tho force t jwho graduated at tho National Military,. Academy. Sergt. Charles II. Rea, who ip on duty as desk sergeant at tho Third Precinct Station, St. Louis, was a member of the class of 'C9 and was in that year sent to Leaven worth, Ivans,, do Join tho famous Seventh Cavalry as second lieutenant. At that tlmo the regiment was engaged In pro 'tectlng tho Kansas Pacific Railroad, and asldo from what little amusement could bo obtained In buffalo hunting, the work was both dirty and monotonous. The regi ment had a few Indian scares, which ne cessitated prompt work, but the excite ment was not enough for Rea, and after two years of service and promotion to the position of first lieutenant, he resigned. Since then Sergt. Rea 'has had reason to congratulate himself on his action, for in the battle of 'tho Little Big Horn Capt. Yates and every man In Troop F, of which ho was first lieutenant, were left on the battlefield, together with nearly all the other members of tho regiment. During his two years with the Seventh Sergt. Rea became personally acquainted with Buffalo Bill and scores of famous frontier characters, and he has many In teresting tales to tell of his life on the plains. Since joining the police force of St. Louis the ox-West Pointer has been promoted twice. He has tendered his ser vices to the Government in the present war and the adjutant general has assured him they will bo accepted if another call for troops is made." What has become of the reconcentra dos? Tho woes of the persecuted pacill cos had a great deal to do with the deter mination of tho United States to drive Spanish authority from the Western Hemisphere. But when the war had be gun events so shaped the plans of the campaign that the reconcentrados were almost lost sight of. Now that peace seems assured, the fate of the reconcen trados is becoming a matter of revived interest. Capt. W. B. Barker, the former consul at Sagua. who has sailed for San tiago, said just before his departure: "Tho impression seems to prevail among the majority of people In the United States that because of the war these re concentrados have been decimated and that probably the majority of them died long before this from star-at!on. But, for my part. I don't believe such a deplor able result has occurred, While other United States consuls and myself ie mained in Cuba, tho reconcentrados were allowed to stay In the towns and cities because, through the charitable gener osity of the American people, we were able to feed tlm; but when the war came it was necessary for the Spanish of ficials to economize their resources as much as possible. Consequently when we withdrew I have' no doubt that the mili tary authorities ordered all these depend ents to leave the cities and find thotr livelihood as best' they1 could In the coun try. Blanco has, 'In fact, reported to his government thatlhe had banished the re concentrados from the town. The fact that he took thlsr stepi inclines me to the thought that thesje poor Cubans have not starved to deaths The soil of Cuba Is so rich that you can cultivate it, as it were, by merely running a stick In the ground. Potatoes and other vegetables can be grown In from thirty ,to rorty days, and because of the easy possibilities of grov Ing supplies in the country districts of Cuba, I am led to believe that the suffer ing among theCuoans"Tia3 not been near ly So severe as neoplo -in tiffs country have thought it to be." The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has rendered a decision la which he says, in effect, that persons engaged in the manufacturine of siar from cane or beets, and who do not buy and refine other sugars, are not subject to the tax imposed by the new war revenue act. This act provides as follows: "That ev ery person, firm, corporation or com pany carrying on or doing the business of refining petroleum or refining sugar, or owning or controlling any pipe line for transporting oil or other products, whose gross annual receipts exceed $230, 000, shall be subject to pay annually a special excise tax equivalent to one-quarter of 1 per centum on the gross amount of all receipts of such persons, firms, corporations and companies In their re spective business in excess of the sum of $25,000." The contention of the com missioner is that the law applies only to the persons engaged in refining raw sugar, a distinction from those who pro duce the raw or unrefined sugars from cane or beets. Under this ruling practi cally all of the beet suger mills of the AVest and cano mills of the South are exempt from the tax, they being held not to be refiners within the meaning of the law. Of this latter class there are said to be over 700 In the State of Louisiana alone. The decision -was rendered upon the application of the Oxnard Beet Sugar Company. Camp Alger is now actuated on historic ground indeed. Manassas Is the Bpot upon which Beauregard's army camped before the firs-t great battle of the war. Bull Run Creek, (from which ifhe Wattle took its name, is a deep stream, .the source oif wnloh Is telear, cool springs. The lack of 'water at old CHRP Algor is undoubtedly one of rihe worst features of the old site. It is Eo scarce that the men were 'forced to suffer much hard ship, and it ia 'thought anore than prov able ithat jnueh of the disdase now pre valent In the camp is due to tlhe .fatot that the jnen ihad no facilltes for bathing. Lieut. Col. Burnham, of -the (Fourth Mis souri regiment, who called at the War Department a day or two ago., said iflrat the 1,200 mien In ihrs regiment were de pendent upon one well ifor their supply. "There -was a line at Hhat well from early morning until late at night," said Col. Burnham. "Wc Grave ibeen obliged to sta tion a guard tat the well to preserve or der. The itrouble in gafitlng water inter fered 'with us In rpanfr' ways. When we first established our camp 'there were a numiber of little .jcreekjs about tw.here the men could 'take paths, and we saw- -to it that the men keptL thumselves clean. The way anen are .bunked together In a mili tary camp makes it most desirable from every ipolnt of view 'that they should keej. their bodies clean., aAll the creeks in whBch the men used to (batfhe are now dried up and "the only means -they had at Camp Alger of .taking a waish was to Wait their turn qt ifcha, well, 'get a busket of water and go out under the trees somewhere. That 2a sa very -poor way. The tchange to Msnajsao -will doubtless bring about a great improvement." Miss Lucy Graces, - of Alexandria, is writing some very- Interesting letters from Santiago to her homo, paper. Miss Graves is Miss Barton's private secretary, and went into the harbor with the first ship that took supplies to the suffering people. Among other things. Miss Graves says in one of her letters: "You haven't any idea how dreadfully unprepared the hos pital corps of the army was here. They positively had no hospital supplies and openly say they would not have been able to do anything without the Red Cross. When Miss Barton went to the front she found men terribly wounded who had had nothing to eat for two days, and none of them had anything but hard-tack, cof fee and bacon. Think of feeding a man who has had a. leg amputated and is, of course, racked with pain and fever, on such stuff as that. They went immedi ately to making gruel and cooking rice, barrels of it, and the men begged for it in a piteous manner." It will bo noticed that Miss Graves flatly contradicts the charge that the Red Cross was not doing much for the army and that Gen. Shat ter considers it of little benefit. 3r & !fe dUb rVO?BfiKES2. LWte3aa3 ur j ajstppvi i ir 11 m, r nimr n - r r5 Table No. 4. Choice of the broken lot 75c to $1.00 Waists, mostly sizes I IT w S Large !4A - Table No, 12. sizes in the best of $1.00 to f. Q n Waists reduced to only v 7 Table No. 31. The 1.73 to $2.25 Sh-crade Shirt Choice for only Table Here are the to retail up Choice for... to Table No. 20- tast of thow S1.0S to $2.48 Wool and Mohair Crepons are to go on this second floor table. Bcins? 45 inches wide, 3 1-2 yards suffice (or a skirt. for Choice j44 Table No. 21. On this table will be the fig ured Japanese Silks, comb.nins white with blues, green, pur ples, browns and black. CSc a yard until now. To O Q q Table No. 10. The gossamer featherweight Ulack Lisle Thread Hose, sme with lace work ankles. Xot a few paiK of black silk stockings, many of colors in boot pattern. A big table ful of 50c stockings at O C n only JJv HOW BRAVE MEN BATTLE. Graphic Description of the FishtinfT Ilefore Snntlnjjo July 3. Mlddletown, N. Y.. Aug. C Dr. Frank I. Winant. who was in the fight with the Seventy-first Regiment at Santiago, writes to his father in this city as fol lows: "In the Field, near Santiago, July 11. Saturday delighted me with letters from mother, wife and Charlie. I have only ono envelope, and that the addressed one sent me from Hasbrouck. While I am writing an artillery fight is on. "Yesterday the truce was up between the two armies. We are resting comfor tably in rifle pits, erected by the Fourth Infantry. I am using my hat as a desk. This morning I had a good breakfast. We have gone at times two days with out anything to eat except two or three hard-tack, but we could all of us do more for Uncle Sam. "On the 1st we had one of the greatest fights In history. You have no idea how brave Americans can be. Even men from my company broke away and we went up the hill under one of the most mur derous fires imaginable, along with the regulars. "There never were more heroic men than the blacks of the Twenty-fourth In fantry. No one who saw their glorious charge will ever regret that we set them, free. I have the honor of being one of the first men on the hill and one of the first two hundred men actually fighting on top. Our names were taken down and we suppose-are a matter of record. "I saw one wounded man lying in a brook, cheering- our men on. "Tho Twenty-fourth Colored Infantry led the charge, followed by the Thir teenth, Sixteenth and part of the Seventy-first. The man who gave, the order to charge never will get the credit of it, for he found his grave. Many will claim it, but the officer who cried, 'Follow me.' and the line he led, has passed out of existence. No general ever ordered it, and the general in command was four or five miles in the rearv overcome by the heat, as were very many others. "Some of. our poor boys were killed while held in reserve under a killing fire from the Spanish. Imagine a hill higher and steeper than Hickory Point, at Greenfield, with rifle pits covering: a large plateau at the base, captured by Infan try, who advanced under cover of only two or three Gatling guns. English and German officers who were present say there never was anything like it in the history of the world. "We are expecting Gen. Miles here at any moment, as fighting generals are the ones wanted. So far, the privates have been in command. "I have lost grandmother's Testament. Had to throw it away everything in the charge, except my rifle, ammunition and clothing I had on even my canteen." CARS FOR C. & O. RAILROAD. Contract "With, the Pullman Com pany Placed on File. An agreement between tho Pullman Palace Car Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, effecting the transfer of 500 ifreight cars was filed yes terday in the office of 'the recorder of deeds. The Pullman company contracts to furnish the road with 100 flat-bottom and 400 hopperJbottom g-ondolra cars for 5210,000, the ears to be delivered in lots of fifty, and 10 per cent of .the total cost to be paid on the delivery of Ithe first lot. The 'balance of the purchase money is to be paid In thirty-six. equal Installments. An agreement beftween Messrs. Cowden and Murray, receivers for the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company and the' Pull man Palace Car Company for the pur chase of 3,000 'freight 'cars was also re corded. Tlhe amount to toe paid by the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company for the cars is $1,605,000. 10 Nlaeara Falls via B. & O. $10 Through train of coaches and parlor cars from Washington 8:10 a. m., August 11, 25, September S, 22. Tickets good for ten days, and good for stop-over return ing at Buffalo, Rochester and Watkins Glen. aug5,7,8,9,10. &CSt: t&z 'Round the Bargain Tables. THIS Annual Clearing Sale of Summer Goods and the attending Bargain Tables are a matter of history, dating back twenty years. Tomorrow Monday the entire stock of Shirt Waists, Dress Skirts and Suits are to go on the third floor tables at finally reduced prices. Table No. The CSc White Duck and Linen Sidrts reduced to Table No, small and O Cr J Here are the popular $1 Skirts in all styles reduced Table No. 1 7a The expensive imported Duck, Linen and Lawn Suiu $A Q O Table No. 1 8. The popular ?2-43 Duck CoHumesQ Q are reduced to only " "Derby" and other WaisU. 1 O C 9iXi J No. 40. tailor - made Waists made 1 apiece. $1.48 Table No. 33. ' Last of the 75c Summer Cor sets go on this third-floor ta ble. In the combination are all sizes in one style r0r another. Reduced to.. A' Table No. 1 2. Odd3 and ends from the de partment for toilet articles. 25c Tooth Brushes for He Three cakes 5c Glycerine or .Turkiah bath soaps for only 10c. And think of Will iams' Shaving Soap for Q only Jw Table No. 1 5. Odd lots of 23c to 50e Pure Linen Handkerchiefs are gah cred together on this table. Any three for 50c. ? Q Each IOC Table No. 8. Quadruple-plated Soap Tu nens. Butter DUhes, Sugar Bowls and Cream 1'itchers. Chafing Dishes, and Claret Jugs $2 to 3.93 1 7Q for only vl. 7 Table No. 7. Match set3 of Torchon, Point de Paris, and Clunty Laces, 1 to 3 inches wide. Sot all widths In each style. Some were Reduced to. 15c yard. Table No. 7. ' Various lots of L-saiher Belt3 arc on this first floor table. Some were as much as SSc Choice tonwmow rs A p for only Table No. 1 9. ' On that table near the 11th street entrance nearly a half hundred Silk Umbrellas, with Dresden, horn and wood han dles. Some were CI A Q $3.93. Choice for.. vl.4-y BELLAMY STOBJBB CHOSEN. "Will Itepresent the District at the UrusHelH Exposition. The Secretary of State has selected Bellamy Storer, the American minister to Belgium, to attend the coming Brus sels convention as the representative of the District of Columbia. The convention will be held in the Bel gian capital from September 21 to 23 next for the purpose of considering questions relative to the adornment of cities. Dele gates will be in attendance from all the large cities of the world, and in view of the fact that "Washington Is one of the most beautiful of the world's capitals, an invitation was extended to the District Commissioners requesting them to ap point a delegate from this city. The Commissioners had no way of sending such a delegate and referred the letter of invitation to the president of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, upon whose suggestion the State Department was asked to co-operate In the matter by de fraying from its fund3 the expense of a delegate from the District of Colum bia. The national Government owns more than one-half the property within the District, and it was thought proper that it should manifest an interest in the matter. Secretary Day solved the problem by instructing Minister Storer to act as dele gate. This was anticipated in The Times last Thursday -morning. In his reply to the communication of the Commissioners. Secretary Day says: "Tho Department is obliged to say. much to Us regret, that it has no avail able funds from which to compensate any one who might be sent from here to Brus sels for the purpose of attending- the congress. It realizes, however, that the city of Washington might materially profit from the general discussion which will take place on such an occasion, and, in order that the Commissioners of the District of Columbia may. If possible, ben efit therefrom, I have instructed Mr. Bellamy Storer, the Minister of tho United States at Brussels, to attend the congress and report." President Wight, of the Board of Com missioners, yesterday informed Secretary Day that the attendance of Minister Stor er will meet the full wishes of the Com missioners. A COMING "WAR BOOK. Uen. "Wheeler to "Write a History or the Strnjrsle AVltU Spain. Gen. Wheeler Is taking notes in the midst of his other duties for a book on the war, which he will write in the near future. In it he will pay particular at- tention to the work of the regular troops at Santiago. He says in regard to these men: "In resard to the difference between regulars and volunteers, we must be fair, just and honest In this matter. Many of the volunteers left positions with large salaries and comfortable and luxurious homes to serve their country. They wore self-sacrificing; they were brave: they were chivalrous. But truth compels me to say that for effective ness in battle they could not ho expected to equal trained soldiers. The regular army officers and men had been trained to estimate distances by the eye and to adjust their sights with great pre cision; consequently, when they went in to action, every man was an expert marksman, and they used their rifles with most marvelous accuracy. "It was touching to see the regulars get some o'f the American newspapers, read of how redoubt after redoubt was taken by the volunteers, and scarcely any mention was made of the regular army. How disappointed and disgusted they were! One captain turned to me and said: 'Depend upon It, the truth will be told when history is written. " Unveiling Key Monument, AnprnSt O. On account of this occasion the Balti more and Ohio road will sell excursion tickets to Frederick and return, August S and 9, valid for return until August 10, at one faro for the round trip. au6-3t sfl.'TtQHM. S.l-yi-JJ.'t'.-JX'JlJ S3VMs&slA.l .:-:A: It 52. Gra33 O Cc JJV' 63. Dres3 Qn to.... UO Table No. 24. Basement floor for these: Salt Shakers Flower Vases Fruit Stand-.. Spoon Holders Fruit Sjuc rs. ... Jleasurinjr Cup? Whuky Glasses .. .Champine Gl s- es.... Pickle Di-Jies 0tvi Dishes... Water Glaases ..Win Glasses. .Chopping Kniv.-. .Po tato Mashers. .Wooden Spoo-3 . Stove Pokers Butter Pad dles.... Mouse Trap Japan ess Toothpick hteel Carpet Tacks Bird-Cage Springs... Garden Trowel-... .Fire Li;rat ers, Dibt Brugfee.... Bottles .of Blue. ..Ammonia. ..Japanese Straw liits Paint Bru-Ii- es Enamel Spoons Shoe Bru'tas-.Carl-tbad China Mu?s. Carhbad China Pftebers Berry Saucers... Bowls. ..Fruit Saucers Soup Plate- 25 Feet of Clothes Line ..C-i'dea Rake. ...Garden Spade Gar den Iloe... Toilet Pap" .. Hand Tubs... Tin Ctops . Cjte Cutters Jfutmes Gnten.. . Candle Holders ...Bread Grat ers.....Laige Dipper.. ..Wire Soap Racks Punnob. . .. Siucep n.... Quart Cup.. ..Pie Tins (all sizes Bread Tim (all sizes) Apple Corers.... Coffee Til?s. .Bj-ting Spoons . Cup Strainers. .Quart Buck ets.. Tin Scoops. .Cake Turn ers .Bread TAi-tert And C many r.th r artn les wo a 3c up to luc Ch ice for ARRESTED ON" SUSPICION. A Britannic Oineer ClinrKed AVIta Stealing Government Ilond. Jersey City. N. J.. Aug-. C Police Jus tice McCormick. in the first criminal court here, this morning held John Ry naston, third officer of the White Star liner Brrtnnic, for examination on tha charge of having stolen Government bonds In his possession. The owner of the bonds, which are 4 per cents of tho issue of 1SD3, has not yet ben found. The bonds are numbered consecutively from 5S.4S0 to 5S.493. The money value of each bond Is $1,239. Rynaston was caught yes terday while trying- to cash the coupons due August 1. He attempted to negotiate them at the Third National Bank, at Grove and Morgan Streets, just before the closing hour, when there was a rush of business. Something In his excited manner mada Cashier Ross suspicious, and he ques tioned him closely. Rynaston became very much excited, and fled from the bank. leaving the coupons behind him. Cashier Ross followed him, and forced him to return to the bank. Capt. Kelly, of the Seventh Street Po lice Station, was notified, and Ryanston was made a prisoner. At first ha refus ed to disclose his identity. When pa pers addressed to Mrs. Rynaston were found upon him. however, he admitted his identity. Inclosed In the papers was S3I0 in greenbacks. Rynaston, wa3 taken before Chief of Police Murphy, and was questioned closely, but would not tell how he came by the bonds. "I am In a bole," he said, "and I don't propose to drag any one else la with me." A description of the bonds has been sent out all over the country. Chief Mur phy said today that he anticipated little, difficulty in finding the owner. The White Star Line officers have been noti fied of Rynaston's arrest. ANOTHER BOTJRGOGNE VICTIM. A Hotly, Supposed to Be That of G. Diaz, Is Found at Sea. Halifax, N. S.. Aug. 6.-A dispatch from Canso, X. S.. says: The schconer Flor ence, 'which arrived here this morning-, reports having picked up the too&y of n man, supposed to 2e a Bourgogne victim, in latitude 42.2S. Kmgitude 5.53. In the pockets of ithe man's clothlns were found papers amorrg whlefo was a passport and a draft for 213.000 franc3. made out to Dr. Carrdldo Dias, aged 33 years. The draft was dated Haixixra. April 18. The -body was .burled at soa. No life oelt was on it when found. New York, Aug. 6. One of the passen gers on the La Bourgogne when that ves sel was sunk on July 1, was C. Diaz. He was a member of the party which stayed at the Hotel Martin, in this city, before taking passage on the steamship. There were seven in the party, and they came from tbie City of Mexico. They were bound for a three months pleasure trip around Europe. CAUGHT SMUGGLING. "What "Was Supposed to Ee Laundry Was "Valuable Lnee. New York. Aug-. C What the authori ties think will prove n very important seizure was made yesterday by Inspector Kruckman. of the staff of surveyors of the port. It included the horse and was on which was used to take the laundry from the White Star steamship Britan nic. Instead of laundry Inspector Kruck man found that the wagon was carrying away 900 pieces of valuable lace. Tho driver of the wagon and the steward of tho steamship were arrested, chargeJ tth smuggling, j , Special treasury agents mAde two other seizures yesterday. On the brtrfc Rachet P., from Genoa. Inspectors" Sullivan and Hussey found concealed in the. hold eleven cases of gin, which were taken in charge. On tho Hamburg steamer Palatia. lying' at her dock at Hoboken, Inspectors Fln ley and Brltton found 1.600 cigars and a lot of small statuettes, which are not on the manifest or noted In the list of ship's stores. t