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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1899.
bordereau and the documents named there
in?" "Was it In the same handwriting as the
one in possession of the court?"
'DId you receive the firing manual and
the firing rules?"
"How long had you been in relations With
"Did you send the petit bleu to Esterha
zy?" - "Have you ever had direct or indirect re
lations -with the accused?"
Colonel Jouaust announced that the court
vould deliberate later on this matter.
Several -witnesses testified regarding points
contained in Du Paty de Cam's deposit'on.
Captain Beauvais called attention to the
fact that several papers enumerated by Du
Paty de Clam in the dossier sent to the j
first court-martial were not now among
the documents in the court- Thefe were
the neper discussing the resemblances in
the handwriting of the letter dictated to
Dreyfus by Du Paty de Clam and the note
relative to a conversation between Du Paty
de Clam and the accused. Captain Beau- J
vais asked that
PreyfuB Brpcd to Kill Himself.
M. Cochcfert, chief of the French secret
service, was recalled and added a dramatic
incident about the arrest of Dreyfus- He
said that at that time Du Paty de Clam
slipped a revolver under some papers on a
"desk in front of Dreyfus and said: "In your
situation perhaps it is better that you
should kill yourself." Dreyfus replied: "I
do not wish to kill myself because I must
establish my innocence."
General Mercier at length came, forward
to discuss Du Paty de Clam's deposition.
He devoted himself almost exclusively to
Captain Freystaetter's evidence, and again
"v. "...'.. -.:. V-.r..:.
aeniea mat a laise renueruis 01 .uajui iu-.
nlzardl's despatch -was included in the docu
ments 3ent to the 1S94 court-martial. He
then described the return of the dossier
from the court. General Mercier says fce
drcwfmm'entary. Headed the
a - 1 .a J,.....fUl 1"., T)ntr !
other documents to Colonel Sandherr. Gen
eral Mercier also read a letter from Cap
tain Freystaetter to a friend in 1S95 affirm
ing that Dreyfus had been justly con
demned. In conclusion General Mercier
urged the court to accept his original dep
osition and not to be influenced by Captain
M. Deraange made a really spirited reply
to General Mercier, telling him he wa3 mis
taken in the role he assumed. He was a
witness for the defendant. This, moreover,
was not a place for polemics, but a court
for deciding the guilt or Innocence of Drey
fus. The TtemarUahle Decision.
jThe -question of callins Colonel Schwartz
fcoppen and Major Pannirardi again arose,
Major Carriere read the law on the sub
ject. M. Labori said It was Impossible to
exaggerate the importance of these wit
nesses. The government prosecutor agreed
with this statement. M. Labori added that
he should never have called them had not
the Serrian refugee, Cernuschi, been in
troduced, but now it was absolutely neces
sary to do so. The court retired to delib
erate nd returned in twenty minutes.
Then Colonel Jouaust read its decision, i
which was unanimous en the point that
the court was not competent, under the
rules and regulations, to order such a. com
mission as M. Labori .tad requested. The
discretionary power to -Ii this rested sole
ly on the president of the court. Colonel
Jouaust added that as president of the
court he felt compelled to refuse to use
this discretionary power in compliance
with the defendant's request.
2L Labori was evidently astonished at
this. He asked Colonel Jouaust if he In
sisted en his refusal to take the testimony
of the two witnesses referred to. Colonel
Jouaust replied: "I maintain this decis
ion.' Co n si cr nation.
It is no exaggeration to say that every
one except tha phalanx of generals was
dumfounded at this decision. Both the
prosecution and defence were practically
united In accepting the offer of Germany
and Italy to place the whole truth of this
five years' mystery before the Judges, whose
sole duty was to seek it- The reply was an
arbitrary refusal to accept It.
No reason was given "and no explanation
made. The spectators were unable to In
terpret this amazing decision. The only
honest explanation would be that the judges
are satisfied of the prisoner's Inno
cence without any additional evidence.
But it would be impossible to justify ihz
decision even on that ground for thousands
of Frenchmen will refuse to believe Dreyfus
innocent on the present evidence even if the
court acquits him. Few. however, now ex
pect acquittal and Colonel Jouaust's decis
ion above recorded will from today be the
keynote of a new agitation In which France
will not escape the terrible penalties fol
lowing this momentous decision.
The proceedings now lapsed Into dull ex
pert opinion on the quality of paper in the
bordereau. 'When this had been finished
Ml Labori astonished the spectators
though not the court by revealing the fact
that Witness Cernuschi in secret session
broke down yesterday and acknowledged
himself entirely mistaken in his identifica-
ticn of Dreyfus.
To Investigate Cernnsclii.
M. Labori asked xhe court to Investigate
the illness of Cernuschi, which was as ex
traordinary as his testimony. Counsel
read despatches from a lawyer in Zurich
saying Cernuschi had been kept under re
straint there owing to his unsound mental
condition. There were also read letters
and telegrams relating to various crimes
and eccentricities which Cernuschi had
committed. A series of letters from Es
terhazy to various persons was next read,
in which everybody connected with the
case was denounced in turn.
M. Labori agreed that the knowledge the
writer betrayed on various secret military
subjects proved strongly his role of a spy.
The reading provoked another platform
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scene such -as is now a dally feature,
wherein General Roget, Captain Cuignet,
and Colonel Picquart all appeared together.
The HcKliiiiiiiK of the End.
After recess Major Carriere announced
that the evidence was all in. The court or
dered all officers and witnesses to retire,
and Major Carriere began the closing ar
gument of the prosecution. His delivery
was painfully slow and labored. He began
by affirming that he had no personal opin
ion of the case since it had been revised.
The 1&34 trial had, like all French military
trials, been honorably conducted. Perhaps
its methods were not always commendable,
but it never lacked good faith. The prose
cutor then quoted the Court of Cassation's
order for the revision and for the first time
sines the trial began the limitation of the
enquiry placed upon the present court-mar
tial was clearly emphasized. Nevertheless,
Major Carriere proceeded to argue that
Dreyfus probably wrote the bordereau, a
question which the Court of Cassation de
cided in the negative. He suggested varl-
ous theories, among them one of his own
that Dreyfus in dictating the bordereau
unconsciously imitated both EsUrhazy'a
and his brother Mathieu's handwriting.
Gnrrlcre'M Vnjrue Argument.
Major Carriere proceeded to discuss
technically the documents enumerated In
the bordereau, but his comments became
disconnected and rambling. Several times
he came to a full stop idly fingering the
papers before him while an assistant
prompted him. His speech lost all con
tinuity as he went on an became almost
childish. His mannerisms excited the
ridicule of the audience as they have done
several times during the course of the
trial. In fact, his argument, which began
logically and developed force and strength
for the first half hour, seemed to fall to
pieces, and the speaker completely lost his
grasp of the subject.
"Truth does not always look like
truth." This was the cleverest thing in
Maior Carriere's plea. He discussed with
some detail the question as between the
guilt of Esterhazy or Dreyfus, arguing
that Colonel SchwarUkoppen would not
deal with an Individual so unreliable and
eccentric as Esterhazy. Ho repeated the
evidence of certain witnesses that infor
mation contained in the bordereau was not
available to Esterhazy. "Military prac
tice. continued laior Carriere, "could
And .nothing against Esterhazy, and thoss
who knew the prudence and care of mili
tary justice understand that this Impor
tant decision was not reached without
Finally, Major Carriere's remarks took
an unexpected turn and reached a culmina
tion, which rather surprised his hearers.
He dealt solely with Colonel Picquart's
work, saying when he (Carriere) first ex
amined his reports and evidence he became
practically convinced that Dreyfus was in
nocent. "Bill I went further," declared the
prosecuting officer. "I examined Colonel
Picquart's conduct more carefully. I went
deeper than1 the Court of Cassation, and I
discovered strides, frauds, lies, and machi
nations where'-this officer sought to in
volve Esterhazy and free Dreyfus. Then
my eyes were opened. Then I saw the
whole monstrous plot on the part of Colo
nel Picquart who has now convinced me
of the guilt of the man sitting there (point
ing at Dreyfus), and I demand ni-; condem
nation as a traitor."
JUs Listener Puzzled.
The listeners were completely puzzled
at this strange summing up and the savage
assault on Colonel Picquart, which was
not based on any evidence before the court.
It was impossible to understand and few
attempted to explain it, for Major Car
riere's recent conduct of the case has been
a subject of amusement for the past two
weeks. His peroration was listened to In
silence, and without further Incident the
Dreyfus listened to Major Carriere's two
hours' speech without scarcely moving a
muscle and without a sign of emotion.
It Is officially announced that if a ver
dlcJJs nojt reached tomorrow it will be held
back until Monday. M. Demange says he
will not finish his plea tomorrow. M. La
bor! will follow him briefly, therefore it
is impossible that a decision can be reach
ed this week. The generals and other of
ficers have left Rennes on orders from Gen
eral Galllfet, the Minister of War.
INTO TVTTT.TT-A-RV DISTRICTS.
Otis' PI nn to Subdivide the Philip
pines Ih Approved.
The. Government -has approved a plan
submitted by Major General Otis for divid
ing the Philippine Islands into military
districts. The plan will be put Into opera
tion scon after the beginning of the dry
season. The Sulu group will compose one
military district, the Visayas another, and
It is understood that the Island of Luzon
will be divided into two districts. It is the
understanding at the War Department Jhat
Majcr General Lawton will nave command
of the military district of Southern Luzon
' and Major General MacArthur the corn-
mand of the district comprising
tory to the north of 3Ianlla.
IlutldcrM' Trial oC a Freight Ship.
NEWPORT NEWS, Sept. 7. El Norte,
the second oKthe new fast freight steamers
for the Morgan Line, had her builders' trial
trip today, making a successful run outside
the capes TfiV test was in every way sat
isfactory. "EJ Rio will be ready for her
trial in a few weeks, and El Cid, now on
the ways' will-noon be launched.
A Mnn and "Woman Murdered.
ALTOONA,. Pa., Sept. 7. J. E. Bellinger
shot and killed Joseph Riley, and mortal
ly wounded Hattie Watson here last night.
Bellinger, on Tuesday of this week, secured
a divorce from his wife and it Is under
stood that he wanted the Watson woman to
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The fall woolens consist of this sea
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WAR VETERANS COMING
Soldiers Who Fonght Against Spain
- Will Meot'Today. "
Few Delegates Arrived Jiatt N(Klit,
Ilut Other- Are on" the Wny Sched
uled Speeches of the l'rcKlricut and
Ciihliiet Officer Jlny Ke Omit
ted Major General ICelfcr Here.
Preparations have been completed for the
reception of the delegates to the convention
of Spanish-American war veterans, which
will be convened in this city today for the
purpose of effecting a permanent organiza
tion. Members of the Teception committee
who were assigned to the various railway
stations to greet the incoming delegates
were at their posts last night. They re
ported late last night that their services
were not in demand to any great extent.
It was thought that only a small number of
delegates arrived. Two veterans from New
York State visited Major Hodgson last night
In Centre Market Armory and reported that
In the neighborhood of twelve delegates
from that State would arrive today. Dele
gates in larger numbers are expected to
day. Maj. Gen. Joseph Warren Keller, of
Springfield, Ohio, commander-in-chief, ar
rived 1n Washington last night, and regis
tered at the Ebbitt House, which will be
the headquarters of the delegates. General
Keifer stated to a Times reporter last night
that he was unacquainted with the pro
gramme which will be followed today and
tomorrow. Adjt. Gen. William Christopher
Liller, of Lancaster, Pa., he said, was alone
acquainted with the details of the business
to be brought beforo'the cofiventlbn. Adju
tant General Liller,. jie added, had been ex
pected to reach Washington last night, but
had stopped in Philadelphia and would not
arrive in this city until this morning. A
conference will be held at "9 o'clock thi3
morning at the Ebbltt House where ar
rangements for the two days of the conven
tion will be perfected.
"There is no doubt," said General Keif
er, "that the convention will be a decided
success. There will undoubtedly be a
large number of veteans of the late war
with Spain present The idea is favored
throughout the country and the great
benefits which will result from It are gen
It is understood that the programmo as
printed in The Times, and which was pre
sented by the adjutant general, will be
followed. Major Hodgson stated last night
that President McKinley, who was expect
ed to address the veterans, has advised
that should only a small number of dele
gates be present it would be best to omit
the speeches suggested by Adjutant Gen
eal Liller. Tho.. President will meet the
delegates at a reception in the East Room
at the White House. Should a large num
ber of delegates be present today Presi
dent McKinley, Secretaries Long and
Root, and General Miles will probably ad
dress the convention as has been suggested
in the programme.
The Armory, in which the sessions of
the convention are to ba held, is decorated
with flags and bunting secured from, the
navy yard, the Marine Corps, and the Dis
trict of Columbia.
BOBBED ON A CAB.'
A Female Pox.smisrer Relieved
What appears to have been a bold dia
mond robbery was committed about 10
o'clock last night on a car of the Wash
ington and Great -Falls Electric Railway,
near Glen Echo. The victim of the rob
bery was Mrs. George H. Dent, jr., of 1753
P Street northwest, and the men who per
petrated the robbery are supposed to be
expert thieves. The diamonds stolen con
sisted of one large and.-two small' one's set
in a bar pin of- gold. -The pin is "valued
at $500. The matter was reported to the
police at headquarters beforo midnight by
Mr.- Dent, who accompanied hl3 wife at
the time It occurred.
Mr. Dent stated at headquarters that he
suspected two men who sat behind him and
his wife, because a policeman had said to
the conductor of the car when it left the
Georgetown terminus that the men had
been acting suspiciously and should be
watched. Mr. Dent paid little or no at
tention to the men until his wife informed
him that her diamond pin .was missing. At
that time the men had left the car. Accord
ing to the story of Mr. Dentr the robbery
was committed while the car was at a
standstill and in temporary darkness. Hl3
wife wore the pin on the, left side ot her
The opinion is that the men had been
awaiting a chance to steal the pin and took
advantage of the opportunity afforded by
the darkness to get In their light-fingered
work. The police think the men must
have been experts. When the robbery was
reported at headquarters the facts ot It,
together with a description ot the suspects,
was telephoned to all the stations with
special instructions to keep a lookout for
the men. At a late hour last night no ar
rests had been made. Mr. Dent stated that
his wife valued the diamond pin not alone
because of its intrinsic worth, but because
It was a wedding present to her from him.
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JERSEY WINS THE TROPHY.
The Dintrlet Mnrkxmen Finish In
SEA GIRT, N. J., Sept. 7. Today marked
the opening of the matches held under the
direction of the National Rifle Association.
It was the fourth day of the meeting, and
interest was fever high from the beginning.
The event of the day was the match for
the Hilton trophy, presented to the asso
ciation twenty-odd years ago by the late
New Jersey, District of Columbia, and
Georgia entered the match. The first stage
of the match was on the 200-yard range.
Georgia led with a score of 361. New Jer
sey was second, with. 343, and the Washlng
tonlans two points behind. The second
stage of the nnitch at 500 yards found New
Jersey only three points less than Georgia,
a gain of thirteen points on the range.
Amid intense excitement New Jersey won
the Hilton trophy match, with ten points
to spare. Her score was 1,089. Georgia
was second, with 1,079, and the District of
Columbia third, with 1,025. The last stage
of the match, at G0D yards, found hundreds
of people behind the shooters, watcnlhg
every shot fired. When six men on each
team had shot on the long range the Georgia
team were seven points in the lead, and
there was joy in the ranks of the South
erners.. But thsir lead wa3 gradually cut
down, although two goose-eggs by the New
Jersey marksmen disheartened them some
what. The Jersqymen -saved their be3t men
for the last, and by so doing showed wise
Judgment. Georgia relied principally on
Lieutenant Wilson and Private Austin to
win the match. While these marksmen are
considered among the best shots on the
grounds, their scores did not compare with
those of the Jersey men. It was 6:30 p. m.
when Private Whlttemore, of the Essex
troop of New Jersey, fired his last shot. It
was a bull's-eye, and was preceded by six
others. Governor Voorhecs was the first to
congratulate him . on his remarkable per
formance. Whlttemore is comparatively a
new man. Tonight the Jerseymen are- cele
brating their victory. Tomorrow the Inter
state military match will be decided, and
the first stage of the President's match will
Scores of the Hilton trophy match:
Team. 200 yds. 500 yds. 600 yds.
New Jersey 315 377 367
Georgia 301 3M ' 354
Dis. of Columbia.. .S13 355 327
Farrow, of Washington, leads in the all
comers' match with- a score of 65 out of
70. Sergeant Doyle, of the Seventy-first
New York, Is only three points behind.
Lieut Sumner Payne, of Massachusetts,
and Lieut. R. H. Sayre, of Squadron A,
New York, are tied with a score of 71
each in the revolver championship, which
in previous years has gone to Lieutenant
Richmond, of Georgia, Sergeant Doyle
has a mortgage on the Winchester match.
STE WART CASTLE SOLD.
Molilalia's New Senator Purchases
the Faiuoun Mansion.
"Stewart Castle," at 8 Dupont Circle, tho
home of Senator William M. Stewart, of
Nevada, and one of the historic 'mansions
in the National Capital, ba3 been sold to
William A. Clark, Senator from Montana.
The deal was consummated several days
ago, and finally completed yesterday, when
Annie E. P. Stewart and her husband, Sen
ator Stewart, placed the deed on record
transferring the property to the new own
er. The consideration named was $10, but
the deed bears upon Its face revenue stamps
aggregating ?145, which indicates that the
actual price paid for the residence and the
ground which it occupies is $145,000.
Just what Senator Clark will do with the
property ho acquired yesterday is not
known. There are strong reasons, for be
lieving that he will supplant the dull gray
"castle-" with a splendid mansion to be oc
cupied by his household during his in
cumbency as Senator.
Another report has it that the Stewart
home will be demolished to make way for a
building which, in size and equipment-, will
surpass every other In the city. It fs said
that this structurer'wil! cost upward of a
million dollars, and will be of the most
modern fireproof construction throughout.
The intention, if 13 said, Is to build a
twelve-story hotel, having about 500 rooms.
It is stated that both, Senators Stewart and
Clark are interested" in the enterprise, but
that New York, capital and other large
hotel interests are likewise largely repre
sented. The Idea of building an apartment
house on the Stewart Castle site" is no new
one, a proposition to that effect having, been
made several years ago. It fell through,
however, because the price asked by Senator
Stewart for the -property was at the time
deemed too high.
Stewart Castle is one of the famous
houses of Washington, and was erected In
1S75. It marked the first advance of the
Capital in the now well-built northwest
section, and friends of the Senator jestingly
referred to the building as "Stewart's
folly." It was a veritable palace at the
time, and many referred to the project as
a daring and foolhardy move. There is a
spacious ballroom and a magnificent hall,
and the great proportions of the structure
made it the envy of every hostess In so
ciety. After the marriage of their daugh
ters. Senator and Mrs. Stewart concluded
that the mansion was too large for them,
and it was' rented to the Chinese Legation
for a term of years. It Is said that during
that time the property was used badly, and
that some of the best rooms were utilized
as kitchens. Senator Stewart took tho
residence back at the expiration of the
lease, and he spent several thousand dollars
in having his house repaired after the exit
of the Chinese, and subsequently entered a
claim against the Chinese Government for
damages. Since then the house has been
occupied by Senator and Mrs. Stewart.
STRUCK BY A THAW.
Henry Aeliterklrelien and Ills Fam.
llj- Have n Anrrow Khciiiic.
Henry Achterkircben, a saloonkeeper at
207 Seventh Street northwest, his wife, and
their two-year-old daughter Annie had a
narrow escape from death while driving In
a buggy drawn by a spirited horse at the
crossing of the Metropolitan Branch of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the corner
of First and H Streets northeast about "11:30
o'clock last night. The buggy containing
the party was struck by tha Rockvllle and
way station train No. 77. northbound, drawn
by engine No. C44, In charge of Engineer
Vermillion and Conductor Naglc.
The- huggy was entirely demolished, the
horse killed, and the party hurled a distance
of several feet. ilr. Achterkircben and his
child escaped without a scratch, while Mrs.
Achterkirchen sustained no other injuries
than a broken nose, a few facial lacerations,
and bruises about the body. She was re
moved to the Casualty Hospital, where
treatment was administered. Later she
was sent to her home. Her condition is
reported as not serious. The escape of the
Achterkircben family from death, or at
least serious Injury, Is considered remark
able. After a ride of several hours the family
was returning home by way ot H Street
and reached the crossing just as the gate
was lowered for the passing of the train.
Tho horse became frightened at the putt
ing of the engine and Mr. Achterkirchen
lost control of it. The animal dashed into
the gate which hounded upward as It
struck the grotfmi W a sufficient height for
the horse' and buggy -to pass under. Before
Mr. Achterkirche'n could check the- animal
the engine bore dowii upon the team and,
striking tho hoi'se on tho rear quarter,
hurled It and the1 buggy up the track. The
watchman at the'gUte and persons In the
neighborhood rushed' to tho assistance of
the Achterkirchen family, expecting to
ilnd them maimed and mangled, and were
surprised when ithe slight extent ot the
injuries was made knbwn.
Mtuionisahn'1? " Voyasre.
Commander C. T,liuteliins and the other offi
cers of the practicojjllip .Monongahela will lie de
tached from that yttswl, at Annapolis on Sep
tember 10, and assume duties at the Xaval
Academy on the wine day. The MonongaheU will
go out of commi'siion, It is doubtful that ilic
will ever be used ahun as a Kajjoing vessel.
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UNITED STATES SEN'ATE, Washington, D. C.
Sealed proposals lor the following fuel for
the-United States-Senate for the fiscal year end
ing June SO, 1000, will be received at the office
of the Sergeant-at-Arms ol the United States
Senate until 12 O'CLOCK NOOK, SKPTEMUEU
10, 1S09, and at that hour opened in the presence
ol those bidders -who elect- to be present, viz:
GO cords, more or less, of best hickorj- wood,
in 16-inch lengths, sawed instead of chopped,
clear, sound, and free from knots, and split to
medium oize; also 1G0 cords, more or less, of
best split pine wood, straight, clear, and free
fmm knots, and sawed instead of chopped in four
L feet lengths; all to be delivered and stored at
SUCll timca anQ in SUCn quanuues as may ue
ordered by the undersigned. The wood will be
inspected at the Senate Wing of the Capitol, and
whatever fails to comply strictly with the specifi
cations will be culled out and rejected. The
wood will then be ricked in the wood vaults and
measured as ricked. Each bid must be accompa
nied by a certified check of the bidder for $100,
payable to the order of the Financial Clerk of the
Senate, to be forfeited to the United States upon
the failure or Tefusal of the bidder to enter into
any contract awarded to him; checks to be re
turned to bidders whose bids arc not accepted
immediately, and to blddcra whose bid3 are ac
cepted, upon execution by each of them of con
tract and necessary bond in accordance with these
specifications. The wood will be Inspected and
measured "by an employ of the Senate, detailed
by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and for
this inspection and measuring no charge will be
made to the contractor. Bids-should be endorsed:
"Proposals, -for Fuel," and addressed to the Scr-egant-at-Arms;
United States Senate. The -right
is reserved to reject any or all proposals for cither
of the above items. It. J. BRIGHT, Sergeant-at-Arms,
United States Senate.
WOULD SEVER MARRIAGE TIES.
A'ellie F. V. rnrcell Files Salt tor
Nellie F. V. Purcell, through her at
torneys. Hamilton & Colbert, yesterday filed
a petition for divorce from her husband,
Michael A. Purcell, who, she alleges, failed
to provide for her support and also treated
her in a most cruel manner, often assault
ing her. It is stated that the parties were
married in this city In January, 1S90, where
they lived together till August of the same
year, when the petitioner wns obliged to
return to Philadelphia and live with her
parents. Afterward, In 1892, Mrs. Purcell
states, she resumed her marital relations
with her husband, though he did not con
tribute to her support from that time till
1893, when they again separated. In 1895,
upon the promise of her husband that he
would reform his objectionable habits, she
again went to live with hlm and the mari
tal relations continued ur.tll 1893, when
again, on account of his cruel treatment,
she was compelled to leave him.
Mrs. Purcell states that her husband is
employed as a bartender at the Army and
Navy Club, and receives a salary of $60
Letter From Admiral DeiTey.
Admiral Dewey will be given hi real homc
cominjr welcome on the part of tho Government
officials in Washington on the night of October 2.
The following day between the hours of a and 4
p. m. he will be presented with the sword voted
to him by1 Cpnsress A letter was received from
the Admiral dated at Villcfranche, Franca, August
27, in which he stated he would arrive- here on
that dJte. All Washington should lie prepared to
welcome the great naval hero of Manila and
drink plenty of Hcurich's beer to Ills health. Do
not wait until Octoler 2 to drink Ileurich's
beer, but order a case now by phoning six-tbirty-four.
The Fall Styles.
A Regent Shoe is a linkage of every shoe essential.
They wear well because they fit well; they fit well because they
are rnacle well. Th.e fall styles and shapes arc the neatest, trim
mest and most stylish of any season. ' "We compare them with
the finest $5 shoe made. In fact, you pay $3.50 and- $4 for
footwearnot near so good as a Regent Shce. See the window.
THE REGENT SHOE,
937 Penna. Ave. 937.
M,vr,rr4 - i; -
Complete Housefurnishers in Washington.
us. There is no other firm in town
such low prices. You have the pick
exclusive, and vet we cut prices
n -... . .. , .... . .. .. .
CARPETS UNO STRAW MAHIHGS.
This department is complete
in every detail. All the new de
signs and colorings are shown
in great variety, and it is well
worth a visit to our establish
ment to see this new and mag
nificent product of the looms.
"We earnestly solicit you to call
and inspect the goods, and feel
sure if you need anything in
this line that we ean satisfy
vou both as io quality and
price. ALSO PLEASE RE
MEMBER that the prices quot
ed you by our salesmen include
the making, the lining, and
tacking the carpet down on
Elegant Gondola Couch, 29
inches wide,'C ft. 8 in. long, cov
ered in handsome velours; has 5
rows tufting, and is fringed to
the floor. A genuine tf- q pi j
bargain at 4)13 D
NATIONAL. BONDING COMPANY,
OF WASHINGTON, D. C. .
Subscriptions for shares -ln this com
pany will be received by James IT. Fitch
at the office of Fitch, Fox4 Brown, 1405
G Street. H. A. HERBERT,
JAMES 'Rr FITCH,
JOHN B. LARNER,
Committee on Organlzatioa'and Subscrip
tion, to -Washington,
D. C, SeptdmDer 7, 1S93.
Dyspepsia, constipation, flatulency, and
hypochondria cured by medical gym
nastic. Consultation free, at the Gym
nastic Institute, 20 3d st. ne., JOHN E.
RUEBSAM. Dr. M. Th. aul7-W
53.50 per month.
DtUteted with libit
The Typewriter Exchange.
1006 F Street N. W.
Our telephone ha? been ringing a merry
tune of ordera all the week. Countless
postal cards are bems received from new
customers ordering us to call for their
laundry w-ork. We ean take care of your
linens best. Quick service. Thone 1537.
Corner Sixth anJ C Sts. N. W.
Ei THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA, Mlll Oi" "JL V
TEMBER, 15B9.-MARY A. SPINKS, Peti
tioner, vs. ROLAND T. SP1SK3, Defendant.
No. 20637. Equity Docket. , T ,r f
On motion of the plaintiff, by Mr. J. J. Wat
crs. her solicitor, it is ordered that the defendant,
Roland T. Spinlt3, cause his appearance to be
entered herein on or before the Bret rule day oc
curring forty days after this day; otherwise the
cause will be proceeded with as In case of de-
aThe object of tlds suit is a divorce from
the bend of marriage, on the grounds of adultery
and desertion. A copy ot thU ordcnafcall. be pub
lished once a week for three successive weefcsin.
the "Washington Law Reporter' -and in The
Washington Times, before said rule day.
By the Court: ' -.
CHAS. C. COLE"? Justice, Etc.
True Copy. Test:
l J. R. YOUNG, Clerk.
Filed September 0, 1S90, J. R. Young; Clerk.
IX THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA. REGIN'A GOLDBERG vs.
HARRY GOLDBERG. In equity No. 20070.
On motion of the petitioner, by Mr. Frederick
Haig, her solicitor, it is this 6th day of Sep
tember, ordered that the defendant, Harry Cold
berg, cause his appearance to be entered herein
on or before the first rule day occurring- forty
das after this day; otherwise the cause will be
proceeded with as in case of default.
The object of this suit is to obtain a dhorce
from the bonds of marriage on the ground of de
sertion on the part of the respondent: Provid
ed, a copy ot this order be published before said
rule day once a week for three successive vjeeks
in the "Washington Law Reporter" and The
(Seal). CHAS. C. COLE, Vsso. Justice.
A True Copy. Test:
J. K. YOUNG, Clerk.
H. P. GATLEY, Assistant Clerk.
A Mcrrlmac Sailor Promoted.
George Charutte, who was with Hobson on the
Merrimac in the attempt- to sink that vessel in
the channel of Santiago Harbor in June, 13U3, has
been warranted by President McKinley a a
gunner in the Navy. He was granted the war
rant of an acting gunner as a promotion for his
courage in the Merrimac affair, and haing sened
the required probationary period, lu3 now been
warranted in the full rank. He Is serving on
the battleship Iowa at San Francisco.
Cash or Credit.
offers vou anything like the
of the market to choose
from start to finish. When-
and take your time in paying.
Solid Oak Dining Tables. A
large assortment. A G-foot-Solid
Oak Extension (Tv A nr
Table for Cp4'Z3
A special y-piece Faulor Suiter 2
mahogany finished frames,, well 2"
made, and covered in good qual- 2
ity fancy damask. This suite is jr
a great value at the J
price, and is yours tfj-17 p X
for $liOU 4
Immense assortment of Din- X
ing Chairs in all grades. We
offer a handsome Solid Oak f
Diner, cane seat, high back, and
mnrlf nnnn Tinnrn fnr rt-4 r T
Solid Oak Chamber Suite, J
handsomely carved and highly X
fmi3hed; swell front drawers; X
French bevel plate mirror, and j?
wnnlfl hn n rrnniX -mirrliri nf X
'" v . l w T
Onr price is
I (Eye) St.
Evening lessons in drafting and mathematics: .
begin September IS, at 331 th st. ne. scS-lmo '
Enlarged nntl Improved-SMJJ I Streets-
O - fj tVBewritinir on
speeches reported on reasonable tsrms.
Business Course, S3.
sc i-l mo-cm
For Young Ladies,
TinRD AND T STS. XE. OPEXS SEPT. 23.
Easily reached from any section of the city.
Viait the school or send for catalogue.
sc5-lmo F. HEyEFEE. President.
Saint Cecilia's Academy, -?
Cor. Sixth and East Capitol SU.
FOR BOARDERS AN'D DAY SCHOLAR3.
Classes will be resumed MONDAY, SEPT. 11TH.
All branches of a solid English education thor
oughly taught; also Latin, Greek, French, and
German. Special attention paid to- art and ta
music, vocal and instrumental, including stringed
THE VEXABLE SUORTHAXD SCHOOL, COO F
St. nw.; shorthand and typewriting; thorough- ..
ly taught; advanced, business like methods; terms ,
moderate. Call or send for circular. se4-2lt-ex-s
BUSLVESS COLLEGE. -EIGHTH
AND K STS.
Established 1S73. Day or Nicht
year. Business, Shorthand. Type.
3 1 1 E. Capitol Street.
Seven Reasons Why Others Attend:
BECAUSE It Is the best.
BECAUSE tho instructors are experienced raea.
BECAUSE the tuition Is the most reasoruble.
BECAUSE ths graduates secure sood positions.
BECAUSE pupils in typewriting', by paying
special rate, will be presented with, a new type
BECAUSE shorthand students may take a short
course in bookkeeping; without extra cot.
BECAUSE ever one thousand students bare at
tended in the past two years.
Fall term begins September 3.
Day and night scsdons all the year.
Call and see us, or send for a catalogue.
COURT F. WOOD, L.L., JL, PrlnclpaL
- Business College,
WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRUST BUILDING
Corner 9th and F.
H. C TANNER, Principal.
The Principal has had OTer 20 years' experlenca
as OFFICIAL COURT STENOGRAPHER. BOOS
KEEPER, and leather in business methods.
Students in shorthand (tuition, $33 half year)
may take, without cost. Bookkeeping, Penman
ship, Arithmetic, Business Practice, Ciil Service,
etc. Business course alone, half year, $23. Now
in session. Day and night sessions. Catalogues.
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE,
VERMONT AVENUE AND THOMAS CIRCLE. T
Classical, Scientinc. CcmmerciaL Studies will
be resumed on Monday, September 11. The ex
amination of applicants will begin on September
5. Catalogues on application.
Stellman School of Short
hand and Typewriting:.
311 G STREET NW.
DAY AND NIGHT SESSIONS.
Students ot this college have so difficulty la
securing and holding- excellent positions. Re
duced rates. au24-3rao-
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY. ALEXANDRIA, YA.
Boarding- school for girls; will open Ssptembet
11; beautiful grounds; terms moderate. For par
ticulars address SISTER SUPERIOR. auI3-lmo
BURGY On Thursday. September 7, 1599, at
i a. m., ROSIE M. BURGY. widow ot the late
William C. Burgy, in the fifty-sixth year of her
Notice of funeral hereafter.
ROBINSON On Wednesday, September 6. 139U.
at 11:10 a. m., at her residence, 221 D Street
southwest, CAROLINE JOHNSON ROBINSON,
daughter of Townley and Pa by Johnson, and
sister of Scipio and Edward Johnson.
Funeral Friday, September 3. at 2 p. m., from
Zioti Wesley A. M. E. Church. D Street south
west, between Second and Third Streets. Rela
tives and friends respectfully invited to attend.
PEED J. SPETDLEB & CO.,
J 70S Seventh St. X. W.
Private Itooro for Funerals.
J. WTTTTA frT LEE,
382 Pa. Ave. ?r. W.
Flrat-clami Service. 'Phone. :Z83
AUGUSTUS BUBGDORF CO.,
Inilermkeri and Embalatera.
SCO SEVENTH STREET N. W.
Ftrt-!i Senlcr noll-trr
Uncle Sam Don't Wear
dES a Truss, but he carrie the -Ms
ii..-ja'r Cushion Truss all over the United
" W states. Men. women, and childra
irear and like them. Ths Air Cushion Pad holds
trith comfort; nothing else wiIL Consultatioa
tnd two week.' trial free. Office, parlors, wait
ins and consultation rooira on the same iteor.
Catalogues free. THE RORICK AIR CUSHION
TRUSb COMPANY. 122 V st. aw., W tow.