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- rtrr' ' ( THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1898. itt$&&QMo$Q4$&tttt$W&Q4Q&tt&owrtrMGQ4ttqW46WQ4Q444 He chfs Greater Stores, i z I o $ iJraflRB fitful HOUr SB! The series of special "hour sales" which have teen prepared buyer coming as it do:s just a little over a week bz. ore Christmas avenue of" saving is searched over carefully. We have extended the raay'come in at any time ; e and s I . Purchases "charged" when desired. BEfara 8011 SO " Turkish wash cloths, lc. Only a cent each to pay for good, durab'o quality Turkish wash c'oths during this hour a ery small price. Indeed. Perraline, 22c Yard-wide- black satin-striped perca- line and jard-wlde black crinoline and heavy canvas cloth w orth 8c and 10c a yard nill go for 2 7-Sc a jard. Child's 12V Iiose, 6r. 5. 100 dozen pairs of children's heavy ribbed hose, fast black, in all sizes worth li l-2c a pair for Cc a pair. Window shades, 72c t A lot of felt water-proof window S shades, in good, desirable culor.-, mounted on good spring rollers, will go for 7 7-Sc. $ 1'oys' pants, 12c. A lot of bojs' stoutl .InMtlv- mm1 l:nPB V iiaph nrtt nil nnnt hut In crnoj worth- 5 ful materials that will stand any sort o of wear strongly re-enforced w ill go Y for 12 l-c. V I Child's 75c shoes, 4!)e. 110 pairs of chl'dren's vlci kid button shoes, spring heel style, with patent leather tip sizes 5 to S solid leather and v. ell worth 73c for 49c a pair. Z Ladies' hats, 5c. J A lot of ladles' fedoras alplncs and . sailors untrimmed hats of every styl- lsh tort almost, in all the leading color. will be offered at lc. Also on sale Y from 2 to 3 at this figure. I between 10 and IU""- 'X Nainsooks, 32. Y Lot of a hundred pieces of check and y satin-striped nainsooks in a ilch line X of new effects worth Cc and Sc a yard .;. w ill so for 3 7-Sc a ard. Plaid dress goods,t22c. Another lot ot those pretty riald dress goods, in single width which went so rapidly last week worth 8c a ard will go for 2 7-Sc a yard today. :j; Piilow cases, 42c jj 250 dozen full size pillow cases, lum- ? med and hand torn and hand ironed well made and worth double will go for 4 7-Sc each. Nottingham curtains. 39c A lot of fine quality Nottingham lace curtains, good, desirable lergths in handsome patterns will go for "c a pair. 'X Blankets, 33c pair. A lot ot double bed blankets, with Y pretty colored borders, will go for S3cf a pair. Ladies' vests. 12'. .;. Ladies' extra heavy weight Swlss- ribbed vests, run with ribbon and cro- cheted 25c value for 121-2c 50j rubbers. l(Jc :" 744 pa!r of ladies' fine quality rub 's bers sizes 2 1-2 to 7 regular 50c sort, will go for 19c a pair. , Casing, lc ;" Bone casing In all colors best qual ty y, will go for lc yard. - Boys' waists, 12c .-. A lot of boys' good, durable cheviot waists, made In the most particular '' manner, v. Ill go for 12 l-2c Ladies' suits, $5.98. A lot of ladles' st lishly man-tailored suits of tan covert cloth, made in the smartest stjlc, with all the care and attention given the best tailored gar mentsfull daring skirts, and perfect ly finished in ever respect will go for J5.9S. Nezkscarfs, 49c A lot of imitation stone marten fur neck-scarfs, of splendid workmanship, will go for this hour at 49c. i 2 All-silk ribbons, 6c. A lot of fine quality all-silk ribbons, : In plain and fancy effects will go at Y 61-2c a j ard. between and 12 A-M- Men's 25c hose, 12c A lot of men's all-wool halt hoe, full regular made. In tan and gray fu 1 seamless and worth I3c a pair will go for 12 l-2c a pair. Wrappers for 49c. We shall offer a lot of ladies' black and white and blue and while and fan cy percale wrappers, with collars of plain percale, and extra wide skirts, and separate waist lining, for 49c. Made with all the care and thoroughness that can be put In a w rapper thor oughly stjlish and desirable and worth double. Corset, 39c. A lot of corsets. In black, gray and white, all lengths form fitting and 'I' high grade will go at 35c a pair. o Black ostrich pinnies. 12c j AVe shall offer good quality black os- trlch plumes for onlj- 12 l-2c and let j-ou have them at the same price from V 1 to 2 also. Itovs'. waists. 29c v A lot of boj-s' blue and gray flannel waists, made in the most particular ? fashion will go for 20c Boys' sails, $1.29. A lot of boj-s' knee pants suits. In sizes from 9 to 13 j ears made In the double-breasted st le ft j llsh to a great degree carefully finished w orth J2.50-W111 go for $1.29. Boys' top coats, $3.49. Bojs fine quality covert cloth top coats, with velvet collars and p'ald l'n ings made in tho nicest style will go for $3.19. "XK":"Kx:::,o'X":" Clirlnt'a Face on n Slime. From lht Kcw Yoik Sen.) During last week tbcre was in the window of a filth Arenue art (tore a placard Donouncin? that "the atone portrait of tfc Chnt face" was on exhibition vrithln. lloved br cunoitr. a good many persons entered. They found a middle-aged woman fritting guard orcr a little box covered with purple relict, which held a bit of stone. In her account of the stone ke rays that the H echt's Greater Stores. 1 es" of the greatest magnitude today. teel certain ot Undine sometnmg you II and 12 continued. $15 suits, $8.50. A lot of black and blue chev lot serge sultu, with flounce or Hare skirts and single-breasted fly front or double breasted Jackets, and also black and blue Venetian cloth sulls. Jackets lined with taffeta or rhadame silk suits worth from $13 to CO wlH go for JS 50. Seam hlndins 8fec. "Bl ""J Taffeta silk seam binding-. In all col ors, will go for 8 l-2e a piece. Ladies' coats, $6.50. A lot of ladles black and blue and green kersey coats, all satin lined, some with velvet collars w hlch are regular $12 to 115 values will go for M50. Ladios' $6.50 watches, $3.65. A lot of ladles' fine sterling silver chatelaine watihes. e'egantly engraved and worth PS.50. will go for J3.63. Youths' $1.25 shoes, 75c. Youths' fine satin calf amp and don gola top lace spring lieel shoes, oak sole coin toe sizes 10 to 15 wo'lh JI-25 for "75c a pair. Basting cotton, lc. Basting cotton, 209 yard spool will go for one cent. lilaek sateen, 42c A lot of mill remnants of black sateen of beautiful soft Iiistrous quality good, desirable lengths splendid grade north Sc and lOe a jard will go for 4 7-Sc a yard. 15c towels, 82c. A lot of all-'.lncn crah buck towels, and damask towels, fringed and hem med regular 15c kind will go for S7-Sc. BETWEEN g(j 2 p- M- Men's 10c hdkfs., 5c Hen's hemstitched handkerchiefs, in white and colors, worth 10c, will go for 5c ladies' $2.50 shoes, $1.59. XO pairs of ladles' fine winter tan Uce .shoci.. with kid or vesting tops mili tary heels, flint oak soles II, C and D widths Mzes 21-2 to 7 worth $2.50 for J1.59 a pair. Blankets, 69c pair. A lot of heavy weight good quality blankets, double bed size, will go for t3c a pair, which are worth as much again. Stair oilcloth. 52c Stair oilcloth, in the prettiest pat terns obtainable, will so for 5 7-Sc a J aril. Ton elm?. 32c 100 pieces of fire plain and twilled toweling for t..i towels and roller tow els worth 5c a v ard will go for 3 7-Sc a j ard. between 2 and 3 P- M- "Wrappers for 69c A lot of ladies' very fine quality fleece-lined flannelette wrappers, trim med with ruffle and braid, have sep arate waist lining and full wide skirts, made in the finest manner will go for CSc. toys' $7 suits, $3.98. The choice of any bojs' knee pants suit In the house which sold up to $7 for S3 9S. Including black and blue cheviots and fancy mixtures sizes from 3 to II. The most stjlish looking and well-tailored garments jou can get. Serge skirts,'$1.98. A lot of ladles' fashionably made serge skirts finest all-wool cheviot serge at that with two rows of strap trimming, thus forming a flounce. made in the newest sljle worth $3.30 will go for $1.9S. Silk skirts, $3.98. Ladles' extremely fashionable bro caded Bros praln silk bkirts, In the liandpomc large figure designs made in the smartest stZe will go for $Z$. Men's 50c underwear, 25c A lot of men's regular a'H: natural gray underwear, shirts and drawers, will go for 25 tents. Child's 25c hose, 12c Children's extra heavj derbj'-riblied hose, with double knees, heels and toes regular 25c kind for 12 l-2c. Smyrna rugs, 98c A lot of large sizo all wool Smyrna rug, size 30 bj' CO Inches In a great varlet y of colors w 111 go- for 5Sc Mats. 29c Lot of heavj' Linoleum mats, size 21 bj- 3G, will go for 29 cents each. Yal. laces, 9c. The regular 15c and 19c Valenciennes lace, in different widths, will go for 91-2e a j-4rd. 12c handkerchiefs, 5c. A lot of ladles' dainty embroidered and hemstitched handkerchiefs, worth I21-2C each, will go for Cc. $1.25 gloves, 77c A lot ot ladles' fine kid gloves, in all the leading shades. In the newest fan cies of fashion worth $1.25 will go for 77c a pair. Window shades, 19c A lot of Yalc-IIo'land window shades, in all the leading colors, mounted on good spring rollers, with all fixtures complete, will go for 19c. 25c covert cloth. 112c. Double-width heavj- weight satin fin ish covert cloth In a splendid assort ment of colors excellent quality worth 23c will go for 11 7-Sc a j-ard. flecht & Company, sb-m m a. picked luup in 1SS0 near the scene ot the "Pasaion riay" at Oberamnwrgau in Bavaria. "fij- a mere chance," ears the owner, in turn ing it under a lamp there suddenly flashed into view a race. The rock is a piece of limestone of a jellowii brown tint, its t&spe that of a hu man heart. It is one inch long and three-quarters of an Inch broad. The surface la corrugated, with no teggrstion ot features, but tb-o ir regularities cast sliadowp, and so the blendinr of light with these shadows forms a cameo-like face Hecht's Greater Stores. 1 for today will te greeted with enthusiasm try every saving when every thought is turned toward gift buv,ine and every sixty minutes of bargain selling through thej&ireriing and you want at tfce lowest price ever asueo 2 and 3 continued. 75c taffe'a, 49c. A lot of 21-inch all silk black rustling taffeta an excellent quality and the regular 75c grade for 49c a yard. Ladies' $30 suits, $12.50. For this one hour wo offer jou tho choice of any ladles' suit in the house which sold up to 30 at the absurdly low price of J12.50. This Includes some of our finest garments styles that are as handsome as they are correct. Great varieties of the smartest effects gar ments that are equal to the best ever created. , - between 3and4pM 3Iisses' 98c shoes, 59c 1CS pairs of misses' "Vienna calf but ton sprirg heel shoes. In square and op era toes with patent leather tips-fair stitch sizes 11 to 2 worth 33c, for 59c a pair. Curtain scrim, 22c Pretty curtain scrim, CC Inches wide, worth 5c a yard, will go for 2 7-8c a jd. . Chenille table covers. 25c. A lot of chenille table oovers, in Iho prettiest stles one can get will go for 25 cents each. 12c dress goods, 62c Double width two-toned plaid dress goods, in tho neatest patterns worth 12 l-2c a jard, will go for C7-!c a d. Table damask, 21c Yard and a halt wide bleached table damask of superfine quality In the handsomest designs Imaginable will go for 21c a ard. between 4 and 5 p M Men's $1.98 shoes. $1.15. 400 pairs of men's heavy winter weight A calf lace shoes, seamless vamps, solid leather soles plain toe and tip j-lzes G to l-worth J1.9J, for S1.15 a pair. Crochet spreads, 79c. A lot ot fine crochet bed spread", full double bed size, extra heavy quality In handsome Marseilles patterns worth $1.50, for 79c each. 8c crepes, 42c A lot of 21-inch carnival crepe", In such shades as light blue, cerle, pink, corn, cream, cardinal, green, and the like w orth Sc u yard,' w HI go for 4 7-Sc a ard. DoniPt flannel, 32c A lot of good quality Domet flannel. In white the heavy, soft, fleecy sort will go for 37-Sc;a.ard. i- - 39c table linen, 24c C0-lnch Turkey red crepe table linen, warranted fast Volor worth 33c a vard, will go for 2!c a ard. between 7 and 8 p-M- Wrappers, 39c In the evening frcm 7 to S jou can f,ct ladies' good quality wrappers, in the prettiest percale light and dark patterns a variety good enough for anj- particular woman to choose from lined to waist separate waist lin ingfull wide skirts for C9c Boys' percale naists, 82rfc Tor this hour mothers can buy boj-s good quality "menlmac" percale shirt waists, for Sl-2c. They have pleated back and front and arc made and fin ished in the most substantial manner. Child's reefers, $2.98. A lot of children's reefers. In rough cloths, with large collars splendidly made and finished worth $3 K, for $2 93. Ladies' corset covers, 5c A lot of ladles' muslin corset covers, made In the most careful stjle will go for 5c. 2 Blankets, 29c At night during this hour jou can have good quality double b:d blankets for 29c a pair. Bril. skirts, 99c t.Mh.T int nf Indies' snlenilldlv made skirts of fine quality figured brlllian tlne. made according to tho latest dic tates of Dame Tashlon perfectly lined and finished, and worth at least $2, will go for 99 cents. Men's 10c socks, 4c Men's heavy weight mixed cotton socks, full regular made a good 10c value, will go for 4c a pair! 10c shoe polish, lc. 350 bottles of the regular 10c kind of ladles' shoe liollsh, will go for lc a bottle. Infants' shoes. 14c. 200 pairs of infants' button shoes, sizes 3 to 5, regular 30c value, will go for lie a pair. 50c Henriettas, 29c. A lot of fine all-wool 40-lnch black Imported henrlettas. extra high lus trous finish soft and rich a regular 50c qualltj-, for 23c a yard. 19e India silk, 92c 29-inch all silk colored India silk. In such shades as bluet, cream, corn and navj and remnants of black sjlk worth 19c a yard, will go for S 7-Sc a yd. Cambric, 2fec The best dressmaker's cambric. In pink, light blue, corn, nlle, orange, white, cardinal, browns, blues, greens and grajs and blacks worth 5c a j ard, -will so for 21-2c a jard. having a slartlinc resemblance to the type of the Christ pictures. A clianre-in -the anirle'onight irires the effect of opening or closing the eje. The etone liaa been examinecWiy -well rnown geologists, and they all admit that so tool hu touched its surface." This is about what the woman tells each vis itor, opening; meanwhile her velvet covered box and disclosing a tiny piece of what looks like limestone lying on purple. velvet and helU-flrmlr in place by a glass cover. The first impression is WP5sXr 0g Heclif s JGreater Stores' $ "J t 5: jor ir. 4 450 men will BE LUCKY. We have made one lot of just four hundred and fifty Miits and overcoats which are left of the season's soiling of perhaps a dozen different lines. In other words we bunch 450 garments left from lines which sold up to S15 "$8.80. AT You have the choice of black and blue kersey, stjlish heavyweight light coverts, beaver and melton overcoats the most fash(onabla garments turn ed out this season. $3.75 trousers $2. We place on sala nobby striped worsted trousers which are the Identl- cal quality for which Is asked J3 73 at two dollars and the tailors win asK jou JO and give you no better fitting garments. gf If jou want the finest clothing that can be made, you should see our J23 suits and overcoats. 7 and 8 continued. 25c serge, 15c A lot of ard-wide navy blue serge, closely woven twill tort good 2;c val ue for 15 3-4c a-jard. between 8 and 9 p- Ladies' hats, 5c A lot of ladles' untrimmed hats. In a great variety of stylish Bhapes and all colors fedoras and alplncs and sail ors in the lot for 5c Ladies' handkerchiefs. 2c ' i A lot of ladles" Plain white handker chiefs, some with colored borders, oth ers with scalloped edge, and others with silk embroider- will go for 21-2c each. Oakley's soap, 5c The famed Oaklej's soaps In differ ent odors, will go for 5c a cake. $8 underskirts, $4.98. A lot of lilsclt and colored taffeta Mlk underskirt made with every little detail of fashion uhich sold at $S, will go for $I.9S. Ladies' coats. $5. " A lot of ladles' fashlon.ffite"" bIJicl; kcrcy coats. Iill lined with silk rhad nme the most stjilsh coats one can get will go for $5. Curtain poles, llfee. Curtain poles, with brass fixtures, complete for hanging, will go at 11 l-2c. Men's 15c collars, 3c. A lot of men's fine all-linen co'lirs. In all the latest standing stjles sizes from 13 1-2 to 17 regular 15c sort for 3c Luncheon napkins, 22c doz. AH linen plaid and plain luncheon napkins, good size, will go for 221-2c a dozen todaj". $1.49 table covers. 98c Targe Fize table covers, with deep red, blue and other colored borders warranted fast color and all linen worth J1.49, for SS cents. 5 All-linen towels. 21c. A lot ot 100 dozen plaid towels, fringed and line all-linen quality will go for 2 7-Sc each. 10c toweling. 32c Turkish toweling, unbleached sort worth 10c a j-ard, will go for 3 7-Sc a 5 ard. 40c scarfs, 25c. A lot of all linen bureau scarfs, 2 j-ards long with embossed colored cen terworth 40c, for 2c. $2.50 to $4 solid gold rings, $1. For an hour you may have nolld gold rings, set with all the latest stjle set tings which sell from $2.59 to 51, for a dollar. Men's $1.98 slippers, 98c 12S pairs of men's tan Romeo sllppsrs, high cut rubber on side, sizes 6 to lft oak sole, neatlj- finished, well worth Jl 98, for 9Sc a palr, Clark's "O.N.T." cotton, 2fec 2 l-2c n spool for .Clark's celebrated "O. N. T." spool cotton. BETWEEN J aj)() 0 P. M. ladies' clieviotberge skirts, $2.29. During this hour we offer ladles' fashionable cheviot 'serge skirts, all wool black and blue ones which are perfectly finished and the very ex treme ot fashionab'.cness for $2.23. Sparlitel scarfsWc. White appllquo Spachtel bureau scarfs, and pillow shams to match In handsome effects Will go for 13c. Talde covers, 98c. S-quarter chenille table covprs. In the greatest assortment of patterns and colors heavy fringed worth double for SSc. Smyrna rags, 39c A lot of all-wool Smjrna rugs. In rich designs fringed on both sides will go for 33c each. the snallncss of the stone. It dbes rot seem to be cvnran inch long. The second the apparent honelcsaness of Eecimr anything lilc a fan. in 11. for tire woman takes pains that lt.ahall be Hat) seen in inai way. mta cautioning me visitor to watch closely, she slowly turns the box, and sure enough the etone takes on the distinct like ness of a face. It isn't necessary, either, to stretch the imagination far to find a pronounced resemblance to the Christ type as it exists In art. - The American Huiuano Asso ciation in Session. PHIZES . TO BE OFFERED An Uniny Competition for the Scliool Children The Hob Qucxtlon in CltlCK A Ilcnort on Child lnirur once Lite Illrdj't nil Tnrgrctft Cruelty 111 Killiiitr Poultry. The second day's session of the twenty-second annual convention of tha American Humane Association was call ed to order jestcrday mornlr-g at 11.3) o'clock by President Shortall. The first speaker was Mrs. C. E. White, of Pennsylvania, who read a paper treat ing of the transportation of animals. Two resolutions were also offered to the convention by llrs. 'White. The firt was In regard to animal transportation and the second had reference to ball fights In Cuba. Mrs. Mary F. Lovcll fo' lowcd with an Interesting paper on the need ot woman's societies throughout thi countrj. She suggested the formation of a woman's society In- the DIstiict ot Co lumbia to assist In the organization of bands of mercy among the children of tho Washington public EChools. Thiz proposition was antagonized by Mrs. A. L. Barber, who said that th& men and women had worked together In harmonj in tho District of Columbia. A great deal of discussion regarding' tho utilltj of women's societies followed. Dr. r. B. I"ord. of New Orlears, who was on tho program for a speech on mol ern veterinary surgcrj-, was urabU to at tend. Benjamin C. Smith, the next speak er, was detained at his home In Cincin nati by pneumonia, but his pnrer. en titled, "Shall humane sodetlet seek the legal control of dogs In our cities licens ing them and destrojlng them," was read by Mr. Jenkins, of New York. This paper led to a discussion of tho dog problem confronting the humane so cieties of cverj large city In the countrj-. A Pavornblo llenort. At tho conclusion of the discussion, Mr. Lord, of Baltimore, Informed the conven tion that he would be unable to attend during the remainder of the convention, and he would like to submit the report of his committee. He explained that he had been appointed chairman of a committee during tho convention in Nashville last j ear, to Innulre Into the case of Mrs. Marlon Jardon, of Massachusetts, who applied to the association for monej- with which to purchase stamps In order that a quantity of humane literature she had In her possession might be sent to .the vari ous societies of the countrj-. Mr. Lord said he had investigated the case and had decided to recommend to the asso ciation that ten dollars be appropriated for the purpose. At the conclusion of Mr. Lord's report, Mr. Jenkins, of New York, offered the following resolution: Thiee 1'rlzen Offered. "Tor the puriiose of stimulating humane sentiment throughout tho countrj- ami to encourage the dissemination of the efforts of humane workers for tho amelroratlon of tho sufferlrg of dumb animals It Is Tierebv- "Resolved, That a committee of five rep resentative philanthropists of the country be appointed by the president of this con vention of the American Humane Asso ciation to act as Judges for the seection of the best e-say on tho life, service and work of the late Henrj- Bergh, In a com petition open to members of the public schools of th-o United States, for which the following prizes have been donated: A gold medal, valued at J50, for the best essay i a silver medal, valued at $25, for the second best, and a silver medal, val ued at !", for the third best essaj-. Terms of tho competition: Competing cssajs must bo signed with a nom do plume onlj-. All competing essajs must be accom panied bj- a sealed env elope wftti the same nom do plume which Is signer! to the es saj Inscribed on the outside. The sealed envelope onlj- must contain the writer's real narrc and fuli address. It must also contain a certificate from, the teacher of the scholar that the teacher believes the work to be original, and that the scholar belongs to a public sdhool in the United States; also a statement from the scholar that tho work Is original and wntten without assistance. "Quotations, to a reasonable cxtcrt, will bo allowed, provided quotation marks are used. In preparing these cssajs pupils must rely solely on their ovv n efforts. Anj assistance except In the matter of capi tals, spellln-r and punctuation will debar the pupil ironi entering me compeuuvn. "All ettaj s must be sent to the chairman of tho prize essay competition committee on or before December 1, 1SS3. "Announcement ot the names of the suc cessful students will be made at the au i.ni itn!' nf thp American Humano Assocbitlon In 1S. and notice will be sent ot the same to the press of the coun try and to the successful competitors. The essays, ot unsuccessful competitors will be returned It the necessary stamps therefor are sent therewith. The prize cssajs are the property of the committee. "Be It resolved. That the committee here inbefore named shall be empowered to re ceive and confer the said prizes, as herein provided, and their action shall be the act ot this coirv-erttion." Mr. Jenkins said that the author ot the resolution was Elbrldge T. Gerry, ot New York, who was prevented by Illness from presenting It personallj-. The prizes will be paid for by Mr. Gcrrj-. The resolution was heartily approved by the convention and referred to the committee on icsolu tlons. A recess was then taken until 2 o'clock, at which time the dcle-ra'.cs a-a!n con vened. A llceeplion to JJcIecntes. President Pratt, of tho local humane society announced to the delegates that a reception In their honor would be giv en by Gen. and Mrs. John B. Henderson, be tween 4 and C this afternoon, at their home In Slxtcci-th Street extended. R. J. Wilkin, ot Brooklyn, opened the afternoon session with an informal talk on babj- farming, and the manner in which It was carried on in his count J-. The persons boarding babies In Kings Countj-, N. Y., are now- licensed, Mr. Wil kin said, and he thought this greatly decreased the Iniquities of the practice of baby farming. Several other speeches were made re garding the practice and the laws on tho subject in several ot the States were dis cussed. The Hon. Frank B. Taj-, the icnerab'o secretary of the Society for tho Preven tion of Cruelty to Children, in Massachu setts, was the next speaker. Mr. ray Is well known 'throughout the country as a friend of destitute children. He spoke on several of the questions that have been presented to the convention. He also de scribed the manner In which funds were raised by his society in Massachusetts. Child Inriurnnce. Mr. Jenkins read the report ot the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruel- ty'to Children as to the number of chil dren founcWnsured In cases coming under Its in.vostlgatlon-.from October 1. 1897, to October 1, 1633. The report showed that the total number Insured was 1,551; the averago assessment for each child, per week, 6 2-3 cents; and the average age of chlldreninsured, six jears. Mr. Fay had been greatly Interested In the question oC child Insurance. Upon request lie gave an interesting- talk on his labors In this direction together with the efforts of his assistants, amo-ig wli-m Is numbered the Hon. John D. Loi fc'. Sec retary of the Navy.. .Mr. Wilkin,, of. BrooUj-n, read a paper on live birds' as targets, prepared by D.. William O. Stlllman, president or tho Mohawk ami Hudson River Humans So ciety of Albany. N. Y. It liad been in tended that Dr. Stlllman should read tho paper, but ho was detained at his home. The paper set forth at length the cruelty of the practice of shoitlrg live birds for sport- Numerous instances were cited. Th9 next speaker was James O. Brown, of Toledo, Ohio, who discoursed on t c subject of -pauperism and crime airong children. Several other delegates s,-Gk? on tho subject. Including Mrs. MacFar land, of the local Board of Children's Guardians. Mrs. MacFarland explained I ...w nwfjw ui nil; Mual u iiiu nit; luciuuua pursued In the transaction of lt3 bu.i lies. The subject ot poultry In the mark'ts was also brought to the attention of th; delegatcs by Mr. Brown and a paper en that topic was read by Pres'dent Short all, explaining the- methods of killing fowls und dressing- them for market. The barbarity of the sjstem now in vogue waa explained In full. Mrs. Cram mor.d Kennedy of Washington explained the local law regarding poultrj' and the difficulty experienced In prosecuting the offenders, Mrs. M. L. Schaffta of New Orleans was tho next speaker, and hr address was one of the best of the con vention. Mrs. Shaffta Is a member ot the staff of the New Orleans Picayune, and Is well known throughout the countrj-. She eloquently defended the dumb animals. She commented upon the use and abuse of what are termed by some of the more radical members of the association Instru ments of torture. Ulrd Kllllnir Dlscnmicd. Mrs. Lovell at this point asked that, as the matter of killing birds for sport had claimed the attention of the association, the killing of birds for the purpose of se curing their plumes to decorate the hats of the ladles be considered. Tilts propo sition received tho Indorsement of Dele gate Jackson of Ohio In an earnest speech. Mr. Jackson waa followed by Mr. Snow of Main?, who spoke along the same line. The absence of many of the local clcr gj men from the convention has been a great disappointment to the local dele gates, as special Invitations had been sent to them. It was discussed by the dele gates. The next topic was the methods ot ex tending the work of the humane societies. General discussion followed on several resolutions already presented, and these were acted upon. Including one providing for the appointment of a committee for tho extension of the work of the associa tion and the examination of cattle while being transported. It was suggested that a committee be appointed, with a member In each largo city, to conduct the exam ination". Tills was opposed by several members, who claimed that there would be a tendency to clash with the various local societies. The matter went over un til todaj". A resolution Indorsing tho bill to regu late vivisection In the District of Colum bia was presented bj- Mr. Brown, of Ohio, and unanimous!) adopted. The CvenliiKT beHsIon. The evening session was opened by an address from Superintendent Powell, of the Washington Public Schools. He sail the public schools were the verj- essence of altruism and were the exemplification of the principle of government of the peo ple, for the people, and by the people. The public school sjstem Is the best and onlj road by which the poor man's child can become an officer of this Government, can enter the military and naval acade mies and go to Manila, and become-a man beside men. The truant schoo', said the speaker, was the worst Instance of cruMtj ton animals. Every child, through the formativo period, should be educated. A boj- properly educated will be humane and have Individuality. Jf a boy Is to be mad; good. Interest him In .something that Is good. Mr. Powell referred to the com positions written for the Humane Society. He had been much amused to find that the bojs' compositions were mostlj- about the birds that are killed to provide feath ers for the girls' hats, and the composi tions written by the girls told ot the Lad boj-s throwlrg stones at helpless frogs. Misses Margaret Baker, Helen Wil liams, and Master Frederick Haut, Washington public school children, were presented to the audience by Supt. Powell. Thcj- each read cssajs whl:h wcro received with heart j- applause. Miss Olney. of Rhode Island, gave an elaborate description of the work of the Bands ot Mercjv Mr. Tow ell answersd questlors in regard to humane work in the schools of the District of Columb a. A general discussion of the topic follow ed. The following additional de'egates have registered: Mrs. Tenls, Chicago; Mrs. Lama Osborne Talbott. Washing ton, D. C. and Mrs. Crammond Kennedy. The convention will conclude this morn ing. SOME DAMAGING TESTIMONY. 'llie -IIIIi-h Eiuliezrlemciit Owe- At tract n Cruvvtl. While there were no unusual develop ments In the trial ot Frank II. Miles, who is charged in Criminal Court No. 1 with tho embezzlement of Kio funds of the District, the testimony j-esterday claimed the closest attention of the large crowd which was present during the entire daj-. The morning session was directed to hsaring the evidence ot E. G. Davis, col lector for tho District: A. M. Lambeth, a clerk in the office of Assessor Trimble, and two other witnesses who had ob tained certified statements of taxes from the assessor's office. The fir;t two wit nesses merely explained the methods of transacting business In the offices ot the collector and the assessor. After the recess hour several witnesses were cxamlred, manj- of whom gave tes timony damaging to tho defendant. The most incriminating evidence was that of. Dr. E. W. IteNlnger, who testified that on ona occasion he went to tho assessor's oftico to procure two certified statements of tho taxes due upon certain propertj-, and that Miles lnfornled him that the fee3 amounted to Al. He paid that amount to fhe defendant. Charles II. liauman gave similar testimonj-. The other witnesses examined during tho afternoon wcro Rich ard J. Earashaw, Louis Shade, Robert S. King and Eugene Cams! of the District Titlo Company. W. I. Welter. John H. Walter and Harrj- M. Packard of the Lawj-ers'.Tltlo Companj-. Several of thesa testified that they had poM money to others emplojed In t!ho assessor's office besides Miles. It Is probable that the Government will closo its case todaj' or carlj- tomorrow morning. The most irterestlng part of Its testimony will be introduced this after noon. A Loci; Compnny Incorporated. Articles of incorporation of tho Colum bia Seal Lock Company were priced on record jesterdaj-. The purpose of ttie company Is to procure, purchase and man ufacture locks and like articles and de vices for use on railroads and steamboats. Tho capital stock Is J3.W0, divided into sixty shares. Tho Incorporators are John A. Baker, Sherley Cuter and Franklin W. Brook of New ork Citj-. Pains In the chest vthen a person lias a told Indicate a tendency toward pneu monia. A piece af flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound on to the chest over the seat of pain will promptly relieve the pain and-prevent the threatened attack of pneumonia. This same treatment will cure u lame back In a few hours. Sold by Henry Evans. Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 93S F Street northwest and Connecticut Avenue and S Street northwest and US3 Maryland Avenue northeast. A DEFENSE OF HIS GAMP Maj. Gen. Brooke Before the Alger Reliof Board. A TILT WITH M. G0M0R Major I'arker'M Testimony Contra, iljctrtl VdmisMiouH of Xcsllccncc Tho nxciueit Offered tor Dc!ny Constant Complaints of the Ilo-i. liltnl Jien Ice Superior Ofllerrs Were Slow. Maj Gen. John R. Brooke took up the entire time of tho Alger Relief Commis sion yesterdaj. He waa in command at Camp George II. Thomas. Chlckamaug Park, from April 20 until July 2 when h left for Porto R'co. Ills testimony was chiefly given to a defense of hU conduct of tho Chlckamauga rendezvous. In hU opinion, affairs there wero managed In a commendable way, always to the best In terests ot the numerous troops. In reply to a severe criticism made by Major Parker, of tho Twelfth New Yoric Volunteers, to tho War Department, con cerning tho administration of Gen. Brooke at Chlckamauga. In which it was declared that he (Gen. Brooke) had left the seeds that bred tjphoid fever, the general said that the statement was false and that it the commission would give him a copy of It he would have Major Parker court martialed. This angered Dr. Connor and he remarked with emphasl?, "No, you won't." while, Gen. Beaver Insisted that the commission would seo that Parker was protected. After detailing h!a troubles in equipping volunteers, who, he said, came to Chlck amauga destitute of arms and army cloth ing, and admitting that at the Start there was a lack of medical supplies. Gen Brooke devoted himself to the statements made by Col. Hartsuff, chief surgeon at the Chlckamauga camp. Col. Hartsuft had told the commission that he had been sent to Chlckamauga at Gen. Brooke's request. Gen. Brooke told the commission that he did not ask for Col. Hartsuff, nor did he want him at Chlckamauga. He knew- the colonel of old, he said: knew him to be a peculiarlj constltuted Individual, and did not regard him as a satisfactory man for the place He always gave heed to HartsufTs sug gestions, hut wanted other tuetlmony be fore he acted upon them. As to shearing div Ision commanders of authority over dl vislon hospitals, which CoL Hartsuff said he had so strenuously opposed. Gen. Brooke declared that such action was nev er taken by him. Dr, Connor wanted to know whether It was not true that there had been a de plorable maladministration of the hos pitals at Chlckamauga. Gen Brooke re plied that he knew of no such thing. To this Dr. Connor answered, with much spirit, that there was an abundance of testimonj- before the commission to prove that the conduct of the hospitals was simplj- abominable, that they were overcrowded, that the sick received poor nursing, that medicines were wanted: in fact, that everj'thlng in the hospital serv Ice w as quite as bad as It could have been. Gen. Brooke admitted that there were constant complaints of the need of medi cines. He complained, in turn, to tfca adjutant general of the army. Hospitals received mc-dlclne as rapidly as thej were furnished. That was the best he could do. tr It was hard. Gen Brooke thought, to place responsibility for neglect In hos pitals. He never knew of a medical of fier being convicted by a military court for professional shortcomings. As to the deley in receiving medical supplies. Gen. Brooke wrote to bL su periors. The replies received Indicted that efforts were being made to get the m to him. All that lie could do wa3 to wait. Dr Huldekoper was the subject of particular praise from Gen. Brooke. Huldekoper, the general declared, wa one of the best of the volunteer ex amples of administrative ability and pro fessional skill. He was Inexperienced when he began his service, but he was a man of broad education and natural in tellect and took hold of his work with an alacrity and energy that was aston ishing, and carried through medical measures for the benefit of health with a rigldness and unfallimr certaintj- that was exceedlnglj- exasperating to those with more limited views. A statement that Dr. Huidekoper was In the habit of drinking too freelj- was read by Gen. Beaver. Gen. Brooke de clared that the allegation was absolutelj false. Returning to camp matters at Chlcka mauga, Gen. Brooke's attention was called to a statement that the men had leen compelled to get up at 1:30 In the morning and go to drill without break fast. He said ho never knew that anj such rule was In vogue. If It had be-Mi at anj- time, it was without authority from him. As a matter of fact, the men did not get work enough. If more had been put upon them, thcj- would hav e had less time to Indulge In habits detrimental to both their health and milltarj- excel lence. In coucitiding his testimony. Gen. Brooke suggested to the commission that he had decided ideas concerning the mob ilization of troops. lie thought they should be equipped thoroughlj- in the State camps before being centered In large camps. The trouble in the largo camp3 was that men came with almost nothing and there was a tremendous draft on the resources of the country at one point. The- Mortality Ilrcnnl. Deaths were recorded at the local health office j-esterday as follows: Henry Paj-ne, 7! jears; Elizabeth Baxley, G3 years; Ste ven Calwood. CS j-ears; Luclnda Pjles, E0 jears; Albert Jewctt, 57 j-ears; Letltia M. Bright. CI yeara; Maggie Stewart, 5-5 jears, Henry M. Cutler, jears; Isabella Thomas; 47 jears; Horace Dale Glover. 3 jears; Bhincbe Nally. 2) jears; Clarence LiMwig, S3 jears; Lavlnla Jackson. jears: Benton Dorsej-. 10 jears: Addle Richardson, 10 years; Florino Bowers, 23 months. District ISuIltHiisr 'Votes. The fine of James Cracmcr of the local fire department, who was reccntlj- found guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the department, has, upon the recom mendation of Chief Parris. been reduced from 25 to 10, in view of Ills previous good conduct. John Sampsell. a private of the local fire department, who was tried Decemher S. 1S9S. and found guilty of violating spe cial orders, ha3 been warned bj- the Dis trict Commissioners that he will be sum-marllj- dealt with It In the future he rhall be found guilty of violating anj rule ot the department. The resignation ot IT. C. McBride as additional private of police has been ac cepted. James H. Scott, of No. 503 Sumner Street northwest. Is the complainant lit a letter to the Commissioners concerning certain losses of chickens, attributed to prowling dogs. Ho asks whether ha would be Justified in destrojlng the ani mals when thej- come on his premises. The Commissioners replied that his only remedy would seem to be to take the matter Into the courts but there are rjo police regulations on th subject. The Commissioners yesterday ordered that no permit to connect to or place any attachment on any pola of the fire alarm or pol'ce telegraph service will hereafter be granted until the application has been reported by the electrical engineers and, approved by them.