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- -,? - -"wupw; -v.-3-W"s'f wic' fAt- Vi FRIDAY. 8 THE TIMES. "WASHINGTON. JDEGEMBEK 16. 1899. SSvS MjnmfnmmmmmmfftfnmnfffifnK Its Last Oays Are Its 1 1 Mightiest! 1 JZ The term of tenure of the Miller & Ross Sheriff sale is 3 5; on the wane. But the jilory of its bargains in f side-;3 less. It has been a. sale to pattern after. A mod-jj - el for eiierprihijr clothiers to profit by. It has been an PP honest sale. Its finidiiiieuts wlmo laid on lines of integrity.; J; And the neier-fading brilliance of its achievements testify J to the potent power of a sale whose-every leader-has been J a mighty wonder whose every price has been a wonder. - gZ It's closing now. Everyday your chances for an under-35 ZZ I,lice suit SIU1 sl cut-value overcoat are lessened. ' ZZZ BUY BlOW YOU'VE THE CHAR2CE 3 Wen's Storm Ulsters b Overcoals Overcoals 1 Overcoats Overcoats s Overcoats b Overcoats g Overcoats b Overcoats Men's $10 Stor-n Ulsters special today at Men's 110 Overcoats-, variety of colors " and . styles today Men's $15 Belfast Frieze Ulsters going tcday at.... Men's $12 Medium weight Overcoats Ught colors today..:...;....?.. Men's $15 Overcoats, el egantly made warm lin ings Men's $13 Chlnclillla Overcoats woolen lined extra large collars to day Men's $2 Owrcoats newefct of tire new styles today Men's $22 Overcoats equal to the best made-to-ordcr garments vercoats vercoats rcoats b H. FBiEDLANDEB & BRO.. i 2 Our Only Store in Washington. Cor. 9th and E Sts. 3 zuuuuuiu m m m a aummaumR The District Commissioners to Give a Hearing. OPPOSITION TO THE PLAN Hecoiiiiiiemliitionft of tlir Joint Se lect Committee on Clmrltle u 111 r-renin Ilt-forniH In Ilosuilnl Metli uil Coiitflillilntcd Tin Frt-rd-iiif-ii'x IloNpllnl I'ullt IuteriIcN l'roni Tlinne IJIrectly In(cretrtl. Dr. Robert Re burn, chairman of the commltteo on medicine at the Ilonard University, wrote to the District Com missioners jesterday on behalf of the trustees and faculty of chat Institution opposing the bill recently Introduced in the Senate by Senator McMillan, and which provides for the erection of a mu nicipal hospital. This step has been taken by the univer sity authorities in view of the fact that if the municipal hospital bill pas'cs the work now done at the Frecdman's Hos pital will be transferred to the new insti tution. Dr. Reybum requested that a hearing be granted to the trustees and faculty of the unlerslty and the Com missToners have consented, determining ujron next Monday morning at 11 o'clock as the date for the conference. The project for the municipal hospital is the result of a lengthy report submit, ted to Congress early last Spring by the joint select committee to investigate the charities and reformatories in the District of Columbia. Present indications are that the bill will le pressed and passed by Congress during the present session, al though considerable debate may attend Iti consideration. The bill authorizes the trustees of the Columbia Hospital to sell that property and turn the proceeds Into the Treasury Department, and further provides that the trustees purchase a site, upon which buildings will be erected such as may be necessary for the accommodation of the Indigent s.Ick of the District, including maternity cases. The title to any lands which may be purchased must be ap proved by the Attorney General. Th( plans and estimates for all buildings must be approved by the District Commission ers, ami all admissions to the new' hos--pltal will be governed by rules prescribed by the Commissioners. The bill also pro. ides for an appropriation of $200,0i"J for the site and a further sum of $30,000 ti begin the erection of the buildings to b contracted for, which are not to cost more than $200,000. -Yhen the hospital has beer established it will take the patients being treated In the Columbia, Frecdman's and the almshouse hospitals. The I'lnn Illclily Indulged. The project is indorsed by the members of the joint select commltteo on charities, the District Commissioners and the super intendent of charities. The opposliion of the faculty of Freedman's Hospital is not a surprise to these officials, as it was ex pected when the bill was Introduced, in vtew of the recommendations contained In the special report of the joint select com mittee last March. When completed the municipal hospital will avoid the crowd ing and disproportionate accommodation of hospital patients, provide for con tagious diseases, regulate the admission and discharge of Indigent patients and avoid a duplication of work. The matter of economy is also an important point 1n favor of the new Institution. The joint select committee on charities favored the erection of the municipal hos pital after receiving the recommendations made by Dr. Henry M. HurJ, superin tendent of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Bal timore, and Dr. John B. Chapln. physician in chief and superintendent of the de liarttncnt for the Insane of the Pcnnsyl- O .A. JS T O & T -A Sean tie . Tie Kind Yoii Have Always BffiM , jTSeKirJYiM IWi, 3.XI9 cf Worth $7.50, $3.87 Men's JS Bieyclo Storm Coats very warm golnfr today at Young men's $S Winter Overcoats going -tpdag at .;..-'t... Young men's 510 Blua and Black Kcrsej .Over coats today ". vanla Hospitafat Philadelphia. These physicians were requet-led by the joint select committee 10 Inspect and report en the condition of the District hospitals. They made two lilts' to Washington, in spected the Children's Hospital, the Co lumbia Hospital for-Women and Lying-in Asylum, the Central Dispensary and Kmergeney Hospital, the Freedman's Hos pital, the Garfield Memorial Hospital, the National Homeopathic Hospital and the Home for Incurables. Both physicians have leen unusually successful In the field of hospital manage ment and were highly commended at the conclusion of their work for the pains taking, lucid and impartial consideration given by them to the. intricate and per plexing problems ilth which they were asked to deal. Drs. Hurd and Chapln called attention to the want of suitable proisions for the treatment of milder contagious dis eases. It was .pointed ouUthat a mix ture of greed and Ignorant fear was ef fective in preventing the establishment of isolating buildings for the treatment of such cases in connection with sev eral of the general hospitals. The select committee stated that for want of such provision lives were being sacrificed and disease bIng spread through the Dis trict. "Hospital are drawing annually tens of thousands of dollars from the District treasury," reported the special Joint committee on charities, "and. at the same time, absolutely refuse to make reasonable provision for the treatment of those diseases which, as every med ical man knows, can lie treated, not only wlth the greatest success In hospitals, but with absolutely no danger either to the health of the neighborhood or to the value of the surrounding real estate. The time has come when common humanity demands that appropriations be made contingent on the hospitals supplying ac commodations so ImpcratUely demanded by the community, and for which Con gress has already proiided the money." The opinion of the members of the joint select committee. Including Senators Mc Millan, Faulkner and Martin, is that tht ordinary hospital accommodations of Washington aro in excess of any legiti mate demand, and that as the appropria tions for the support of such Institutions are more than sufficient to proIdc for the treatment of the really poor and destitute, the hospital work of tho city should be thoroughly reorganized. IInlitiiI Reoi-Knnlzntioii. In the great work of hospital reorganiza tion tho Joint select committee rccom. mended that the undertaking should -be-gin with Freedman's Hospital, the officers of which are now opposed to the munici pal hospital bill. It was pointed out that the institution occupies a site and build ings entirely unsulted to hospital work, and that, while it Is supported by the District, it Is nominally managed by the Secretary of the Interior. "As a matter of fact," say the committeemen, "there 14 no management worthy of the name, and It speaks well for the honesty of thoe in charge that Congress has not oftcner been called upon to Investigate its "af fairs. The surgeon In charge has no pow er over the admissions and dismissions of inmates. lie. must take in all who bring orders from the Interior Department, where no adequate examination Is made Into the merits of the cases. He also re ceives persons sent by the physicians t the poor and those who apply in person. Although established and ostensibly main tained fcr the benefit of the colored peo ple, about one-third of the hospital popu lation are white, and a very considerable proportion of the entire number are legiti mate patients for an inebriate asylum. Patients known to be perfectly able to pay tor their accommodations aro re crfved and cared for at the expense ol the District, and there is now no way o preventing this state of affairs. Added to these considerations is the fact that the hospital Is unduly expensive. Although the hospital furnishes the means of In struction for the medical department of Howard University, it pays to the uni. versity an annual rental of $1,000 foi ground and for a portion of one building The total expenses of the Institution are $34,000 a year, a sum grossly dispropor tionate to the amount of medical and sur gical work actually done at the hospital Drs. Hurd and Chapln, after an Inves tigation reported to the joint select-committee that the pavilion wards suggest ed but a temporary use and a makes! If t at some emergency period and that the interior and exterior of the pavilions and wooden structures showed a gradual de terioration from constant use and ne glect or Inability to make necessary re pairs. They pointed out other defects. "If at any- time the necessity existed "Eass"" "Wm, THE BIGGEST, FRIDAY SHOE SNIPS Of the Season. At Hahn's 3 Busy Stores. and slippers, of -which we liavo nearly all sizes, and which can be exchanged if they should not happen to fit. ' UNTiL TODAY NOON ONLY, IOC Ladies', misses and'clitt drcn's 123 cent qu.il'ly Lamhswool Soles' with' a pair. patent edges. No more, than three pairs sold to any one customer. . Indies' and Men's warm-lined, Crash Linen and 'Kiderdown Bath room Slippers In pink, white or, blue make a useful Xmas gut. or TODAY ONLY L 6 Infants' salin-qulted. K'dcrdown trlmmcd soft sole Bootees, cntdl nal. white, pink or blue regular ly 73c 07c TODAY ONLY ,.t .'...Jl 53 pairs Men's plush and Velvet, handsomely embroidered kid and chamols-lined $1.23 and $130 house slippers. rcr TODAY ONLY ,03 23 )alrs Ladles' black sateen quilted, white lleecc-lined. fur liouml, hand-sewed $1.23 Toljct Slippers. rnrj ,69c iuu.i urL,i s Wm. Hahn & Cor. 7lh and K Sis. I9IM5 MMMMMM i to create this hospital," they continue, "and if the reasons that first called it Into existence have force now, the build lugs should be constructed according to improved hospital plans." Many general conclusions were dtavn by the select committee as a result of the findings of Drs. Hurd and Chapln, wllch led to the Introduction of the McMillan bill for the establishment the new; hos pital. There Is a lack of "co-ordi'nali'on In the work of the various hospitals receiv ing aid from the Government. In live local hospitals lying-in patients 'are re ceived, and In some of them s parate prptiflon is made for white and colored patients. All of the hospitals, with two exceptions, receive pay patients and In some Instances it Is claimed these de partments aro developed at the txrens; of tho free wards. The Lack of Super ImIoii, Sniiiirt, Kit-. Another important factor in support of the municipal hospital project Is the lack of supervision of local hospitals on the part of the Government. At present the Government Is In the position of a mi nority stockholder in most of the. hospi tals to which appropriations are made. Although it supports wholly or In part all the Institutions visited by Drs. Hurd and Chapln, the title of but two institu tions is vested in the Government. These are the Columbia Hospital and the Toor House Hospital. The remaining seven are owned by private corporations and receive aid only. Freedman's Hospital is under the charge of the Secretary of the Inte rior; Providence Hospital Is under the surgeon general of the army, and Colum bia Hospital has one of the District Com missioners on Its board of trustees. The proposed municipal hospital will be a well-constructed building with all mod ern appointments. It will be disasso ciated from the jail, almshouse and the House of Correction. This is to remove objections that might be made by the worthy poor to treatment In an alms house hospital. It Is recommended to transfer the work at Freedman's Hospital to the proposed newT municipal hospital. Tlds arrangement will practically consoli date all hospital service for the poor and dependent of the chronic class In one In stitution, to which no professional objec tion could be made. If Freedman's Hos pital were not the property of a private corporation, and If its site and plant were under the control of the Government, It would have been converted Into a muni cipal hospital under the management of tho District authorities. The propofced change Is expected to be far-reaching and an endeavor 'will be made to have the municipal .hospital bill passed as early as possible. It looks to a unification of hospital work on a compre hensive plan and is expected to prevent a duplication of hospital work and a waste of public appropriations. Superin tendent of Charities Lewis Is heartily In favor of the municipal hospital idea and also favors the passage of a bill making It obligatory on all private institutions' to take a number of patients from the Gov ernment. "This Is essentially necessary just now," Manltood Restored to the old Hid young man, H jou have money. Prof. A. J. DEXTER, S Magnetic Healer. A retired senator nrotc to his old ph.j&ician, non in Honda, untfrr the name of Janu-? II. Jolu.'-cn, not widiinp to let his old doctor know or think that he would tAc treatment or advice from anyone eict-pt from his old phMtIan, The following is a. copy of the doctor's letter. After the senator received this aiioMer he placed himself under my care, (iixl'ma few weeks I restored thii pcntlcman to perfect health, curing him of Bright RwaHv Taralrsis and Iwt Manhood. This Utter can be seen at my office: Krotn Tavare, Florida. Mr. James IT. Johnson, CJeveUnd, O. Dear Sir: Your letter of July 31 received. I am now living1 at Tavares, Ha., but lured in Orlando when Dr. Dexter was there. I was with him several times. I know he performed many remarkable cures. Cancers Rheumatism, Paralj sis, and other chronic dibeasrs. He mad? these cure In quick time. The cures were performed legitimately by electricity ami rubbing with hniment for hours at a time. Other phytician arc always beghmhig a cure, but seldom perfect It. He will do in three hours uiiat it takes tihers three months to do. He possesses remarkable mcNcmc and galvanic powers. So JUr aii I know he is honorable. Yours reepcctfullv, A. PEELER, M. ., Tarares, Ha. The professor ha on exhibition af his office the largest bouk In the world filled with letter, ai&davup, tejtfmoo&b, etc. front those he ha cured, aswell as letters from the most noted people in thl city and country. A few arc ghen: The late U. S. Grant, ex-President Ar thur, Hon. Samuel J. Tildcn, Oen. P. T. Dent, brother-in-law of the late II. S. Grant; the la mited Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the U. S. Treasury, Gen. Francis E. Spinner; Charles H. Joiict, late editor New York World, and hun dreds more from quite as prominent people' J All dteeares cured. Consultation and examina tion free. Office, 1112 G st. nw. "n ' Patients tOh so desire can ie treated at their homes. Noted physician and chemist employed. Patient treated by mail. Medicines sent every where. Write, giving full particulars o! jour OsT jV?fer:'1:. - Hahn S Co." "KW Our regular odds and ends sale will be omitted today.. We have been too busy this week" .to select them. Instead we shall offer perhaps the greatest shoe bargains of the season in shoes w Ladies' Si and 40c Rub bers Storm or low put heels or spring heel A pair, made by the New Jertey Rubber Company. THIS PHICE TODAY ONLY. Ladies' $1.23 red felt .warm lined extremely comfortable and service able Juliets flexible soles, on nice shanes. Q7C TODAY ONLY 01 Ladies' and Misses' splendid qual ity of "Royal Kid" single and dou ble sole $L50 quality laced and but ton, boots. C-j "f C TODAY ONLY I.IJ Ladies'. $2.30 hand, finish finest grade vicl kid button, elegant dies? or walking bnotbVSfk iHffeient up-to-date shapes. f 1 07 TODAY ONLY 7. 'I.OJ Men's $3 hand sewed weft double sole extension edge black kid and box calf laced shoes. C") 1 C TODAY ONLYT. Ji.U Co.'s Three Reliab'c Shoe Houses, J Pa. Ave. 233 Pa. Ave. S. L he said to a reporter. "It will take pr b- ,. , . . rs lo cmp:ete the District Municipal Hospital. The Columbia and Freedman's Hospital buildings are totally unlit for hlspltal purpwe."- When seen by a. rerong-, President Ran kin, of the Howard an(verslty, said: "If Friedman's Hftnit.-.j,Ti - ,... ilt will mean death to W modli-ni .tonfiV.- ment. What fs nonn;.,iAn v.i- . , Z u surReon3 a"J seems to me that ...c n.mciisiiouia, want to be just and fair enough to wish that colored patients should have good physicians. If the new" munlnlnAl I. 11.1 ...... V, p" "" is twtaoiished, Howard the opiiortunlty of attending medical clin ics. Concerning the teportp about the un- lit nnnliln.. .. it. . 'r . . . ... .iwiiiuu ui um iTceuman's Hospital they .ire partly true, and so far as thev are .true it Is the Government's fault, be"-cause.lt-wa-inippo-edtb keep the" Institu tion in condition." KESIDENTS ABE WORRIED. A Cuiunlnlni .tKatnM I he flia.l,. Railroad grade crossings continue to cause worriment among the residents of Southwest Washington and numerous ap peals are being sent to the District Com missioners requesting the stationing of police officers to prevent accidents. The latest communication Is from J. B. Prout of Xo. Ill Four-and-a-half Street south west. .Mr. Prout thinks that it Is abso lutely necessary for the protection of hu man life to have an officer stationed at the crossing at the intersection of Vir SinlaAvenue and Kour-and-a-half Street. Accidents constantly occur at this crossing." he says, "and I think it no more than justice to have an officer sta tioned there. I consider it more danger ous than any crossing in the city." Lieut. L. H. Hollingberger, In com mand at the Fourth Precinct police sta tion, to whom the letter of the complain ant was referred yesterday, submitted his report to .MaJ. Sylvester. chief l po lice, in which he acknowledges the dan- f,.V ade cro5sln. bt maintains that the iMJlice are powerless to lemedv he matter. Lltut. Hollingberger makes he sweeping statment that the condi tion of things complained of at th- cor HT,i. Vlreln,a Avenue and Four-aV.d-a-half Street applies equally to every street crossed by the Pennsylvania Railroad In South Washington. He states that when ever a train passes, the sarety gates ara lowered, obstructing the street for 4v crnl minutes at a time. This delays traffic and causes a congestion wh'ch ,s not relieved until the raising of the safe ty gates. The lieutenant says It Is very rare that serious accidents occur at any of the" crossings, explaining that only three ac cidents have happened at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Four-and-a-half fft,.,dUrlnSUrteen years- e thinks that the condition will exist as ion- as he tracks of the railroad are permuted to remain on the surface of the street The Commissioners will not stafon an officer at the crossing as the force is not sufficiently large for that purpose. MnrrlnKf Meene. .Marriage licenses were issued yesterday as follows: George .Li Sebastian and Alico E. Glasco; Victor O. Sehooley, Wa terford, Va., and telia' "H. Jacobs, ' Falls Church. Va.; Bernard. Smothers and Amanda HendeTson;. ilaurice Jeter and May L. Katzenberger, Baltimore, Md William 11. Brooks atftf Mary Coleman; John Carter and Laura Scott; Edgar White and Alice Teresa. Brown; Edward H. Moon and Mary Eliza Coleman, Albe marle County, Va.; 'Archibald Ho'lt and Mary E. Anderson; Willis Jones and Hen rietta Holmes. Two Pointed Qqeatlonn Ananrcrcd. What is the use of&naking a better ar ticle than your" competitor If you cannot get a better price for it? Ans. As there Is no difference in the price the public will buy only the better, so that while our profits may be smaller on a single sale they w;ill be much greater In the aggregate. How can you get the public to know your make .is the best? If both articles are brought prominently before the public both are certain to bo tried and the public will very quickly pass Judgment on them and use only the bet ter one. -. -- t- - i This explains trie large sale, on .Cham berlain's Cough Remeayv The people have been using H for years and have found that It can always Tie depended upon. They 'may occasionally take up with" some fashionable .novelty, put forth' Tflth ex aggerated claims', but are certain .to re turn to the one remedy that they know to be reliable, and" for coughs, colds and croup there Is nothing equal to' Chamber lain's Cough Remedy. For sale by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Retail Druggists, S38 F Street north.we'sti and 'Connecticut Avenue and 8 Street'norlhwest, and 112S Maryland Avenue northeast. te'A,v - fe"5SSgaM. - wW,j --?'xJjs..'W.'--''-a" ' '-'P!iirz;'zhz-. - . - tWHhH! - hhHH4H - H''H' MAYER & PETTIT Don't Make the Mistake of Giving a Useless! ;GiftSelect Furniture. c f Furniture is always a realizable asset. It is always worth a good cash price if it comes to a, pinch. -Next to Diamonds, Furniture is probably the best thing to .have aad to hold. Without Furniture there X is no home. Therefore give home-folks liome-loving folks something in the Furniture Hue. Here -J- youcan buy presents.and pay for them on a mutually satisfactory credit arrangement. ? F TouMI find here an elegant line of Iluok Cases most suitable for Xmas gifts?. A lMuaome, well thilyher book cabe, with double glass doors CO "jr is only r '0.3 A larse, solid oak Book Shelf is tI 54.50 Here arc trernendnus values In Parlor T 4 style. Very fine Parlor Suites beautifully carveu upnoisiereu in yii rn T silk tapestry 'JJ.JU X Large five-piece Parlor Sultc-wor.h A sensation In Bedroom Su:tc. Ileid this Large, handsomely carved Oak Suite, with large beel idate mirror, consisting of ten pieces large Dressing Case, Bedstead, Washstand. four hand some cane-seat Chairs, one large Kock er, solid Oak Table and Towel Rack ten handsome tTC CA J. pieces only X Large Oak Bedroom Suite.. .$14.50 Very handsome Solid Oak Dlnlng rnom Chair, cane seat, cut down In price. $1.25 Good high-back cane-seat Oak Dining-room Chair, cut to 75c . : nfa MAYER & PETTIL R 1 II t H ! K-H-S-: A PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY. Itoliert II. Merrlam'ii Entlmntcil At HctK and LlalillltteH. Robert H. Merrlam yesterday filed a pe tition for voluntary bankruptcy in the Supreme Court of the District. He lists Ms assets at about J3.50O and his liabili ties at about To.000. Tho petition Flates that he has been a resident of Washing ton for the past six months and that he is willing to surrender all his estate and property for the benefit of his creditors. He also states that under the will of his father, John L. Merrlam, of St. Paul, Minn., the executors were directed to set aside out of the securities of the testator an amount sufficient to yield an annual In come of J3.000, to be paid to his widow. Helen H. Merrlam, who is still thing, and at her death this Income was to be divided among her sons, of whom tlfe petitioner Is one. Among the assets listed by the peti tioner are several shares) of stock In the Minnesota? Land and Investment Com pany, 100 shares of stock in the St. Paul Foundry Company, ninety-two shares of stock in the Island Power Company, tthlr teen shares of stock in the National Ge neva Bank, thirty-five shares of stock in the St. Paul Trust Company, and other stocks, which are valued at K,u00, over and above the amounts due the preferred creditors. Among Merrlam's creditors are named his mother, Helen M. Merrlam, for $1", 987; Victor M. Westing and others of St. Paul, Minn., and New York, for JUS0.45, and James B. Ludlos, trustee for H. Wit- son, deceased, of New-iork, for I1,500. Among tho unsecured liabilities are notes amounting to about J35,500, given by the petitioner in the name of Merrlam & Co., of New York. The debts due upon open accounts amount to about $3,000. Amonjr tlbis list of creditors is John'R. Wright, of No. 3327 Tenth Street north west, to whom is due $162.50. "There. are also outstanding notes amounting to J1V 230.75, unsecured, and. upon which Mer rlam Is an lndorsvr. - Hlr! - H - Vi TTi r - THE GREAT PROVIDERS-CASH We have all kinds all Flzes-frjr chli ilten and for the KrcSwn folks. Hackers ar.e good clfls for all kinds of folks alwaj welcome. Let your Xmas sift to our housekeeping, friend be a rock erthey'll surely appreciate It. Take a srand alue like this worth S3.M. Beautiful Slahoganj Finished Hooker, w ith high arms sad- f-f no die seat cut to only 'I.JU . Another large Cobble Seat C-l rn Oak Ilocker at only -M.OO Suites Immense floors of them In every ..$14.50 fully fcSLW-at only.. R Large Oak Side board, finely carv ed, finished swell front worth J2 for $15.75. Good Oak Side, board, beel plate glass, nicely carv ed $7.50- A Great Bagain. This beiutlfullv carved Parlor Table In elegant quarter ed oak. size 2li21, has undershelf and Is honestly worth K. At only $1.25. Extremely pretty Oak Tabour ette. A veritable bargain .98c URAND JURY INDICTMENTS. Honkninker Held for Violating Cninliipr Liu. Among those Indicted by the grand jury yesterday were four of the book makers who were at the Bennlng race track during the recent meet held there under the auspices of the Washington Jockey Club. They are William J. Con nor, Charles Emerson, Edward M. Gaines, and Max Klein, all of whom were held for violating the gamins lavv- The others against -whom indictments were found are: George T. Minor, adul tery; William Pullan, libel; Edward B. McCowen and George Lewis, larceny; Edward Nell, housebreaking; Alberta Smallwood, false pretenses; Rob Johnson and Philip Williams, assault with Intent to kill: Albert. Cutlett and John II. John ston, sccord offense petit larceny. The charges against M. Loorain. Sol Llchtensteln, G. Walbaum, George Wheelock, and William Snow for violat ing gaming laws were not taken up. ROUGH NOTES OF A WILL. A Peculiar Paper Filed "With tlic ncirltrar. A paper purporting to be the rough notes of the proposed will of Ida Gallop Rhodes was filed yesterday In the office of the register of wills. The paper con tains the names of about twenty friends and relatives of the deceased, to whom she evidently Intended to leave bequests ranging In amounts from $30 to $1,000. The paper ls signed by Mrs. Rhodes, but it not dated "or witnessed by anyone. The paper was tiled in accordance with the law governing such cases. BOYS CHARGED WITH THEFT. A Quartet Cnnturril by the Detec tives. Detectives Farham and McNamee yes terday afternoon arrested a quartet of young sneak thieves and locked ihem up on a" charge of having stolen several smalf articles. Including five pocket knives, en south organ, one jewsharp and "two dog collars, all valued at $1, from the stor of js - .,,, - . ,-i r rrrn vrr i OR CREDIT. ! KS2 ? T t Indies' Desks for Xmas gifts. T Ladies' Solid Oak De3k, ?0 flO T only .'i.yO .. Fine Grade Desk, In oak or t4 VT "5" mahogany finish ''t.J " T I A. X Xmas in Extension Tab'es: Handsome Oak C-foot Ex tendon Tables, with 5 legs only S4.50- T X T 4- Beautiful Mahog any Finish Combi nation Book Case like the cut at only $12.50. Very Pretty, well finished Oak Com bination Case $3.95. A treendou value this most hand some and durable couch is cheaper in price than ever offered for the money. It is large, full tufted and covered with fine Velour only $9.50 n"rrrn rrrr a pgfeB y3S -3SJ .fell W& .! The Great Providers, Cash or Credit, 4i5-4i7 Seventh Street. 4. F. Woolwonh. at 1-S Seventh Street nonuwest. ine property was recovered when the boys were arrested. A pocket book containing $1.61 which had ben re ported stolen from Mary W. Hawkins, of Bowie. Md.. while she was In the store, was also found In their possesslon. The quartet includes Roger Murray, fourteen years old: Louis Zerage sixtecT years old; Frank Beach, fifteen years old; and YWlliam Jones, fourteen jears old They will be arraigned In court this morn ing. COFFEE CAUSED IT. A Simple Way t Locate the funic of Diva.it. "I was troubled for years with my stomach, and took all sorts of remedies without belns able 'to get well. I did not know all this time what was the cause of the trouble, but since I quit drinkins coffee I found out that was the cnemy that cost me so many days and nights of suffering. "Within an hour after oreakfast where I would drink a cup of coffee, I would spit up the meal, and If I drank coffee for supper I would go to bed anil my ncrves twitched and jerked so badly that I was afraid to lie down. "Sometimes my stomach would flutter terribly. "I was afraid I would have paralysis, and I firmly belies e I would If I had kept on using coffee. "I belicvo so much coffee drinking Is the whole cause of so many dying with paralysis ard heart trouble. "AH I can say Is all this nervousness and stomach trouble has left me since I have been using Postum Food Coffee according '" directions on the package, and I kr " quite a number that havo been he '"'return. "If peopie wuuld use Postum Cereal Food Coffee they would save hundreds of dollars in doctor bills, and children would be stronger and brighter if their parents would use it Instead of coffee. Of course. It has to be made right, but that "is easy. Just let It boll fifteen or twenty minutes after it really starts to boiling, and you have a splendid drink." Mrs. Annie Van Fusklrk. 252 Santa Fe Ave nue. Fort Madison, Iowa.