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1EAI SENTENCED M DEATH' LITTLE 60LDIE IN COURT MOSES'. f SUNDAY, April 14-, 4895. Specially fcow Prices Will Be Quoted All tins week oni REED ROCK ERS, and on other Rockers in our bir Rocker Room. J The Reed Rock-' ers are the last of a recent shipment of 500, which have -been meet ing with a very rapid sale. In sheHac ' and oak finish. Mirny patterns. And prices about Half what they should be. Saddle Seat Hookers Another instance of markable -value. re- Dak or rarihogany finish. Comfortable as can Ojo mid strong. OProtiuy ipolisned. fflood BtKmga to 'bo "SAoron 'in theso bargain times. Rockers for 79 Cents. limitation mahogany. 2Cic8b- made .and tUniauud. Double woven cauo seats. AND SONS T and 11th Streets. Storage Warehouses, 22d St, noarSL Carpanters must have room to work Shelves must be cleared. THESE PRICES HILL DO IT! Remainder of Stanford Brothers' Stock to be sold ata. tremendous sacrifice. 2poo pairs of "Men's. La dies1, Misses', and Children's high and low ian shoes in too ,'soon for improvements wiicfh-will be sold at very low price for 3 days only, Stanford Bros', SHOES. 00 pairs Lsrfies' IltEi-sewed Shoes, 1'fl to QQn 4fs AA teB, wore H, now . OSo HS -pairs iliteves' line Dongola Shoes, 3 Qjn 105 pairs Cnilaren's$l.&OSkoes at . OlG EASTER SHOES. 300 pairs L&dlefi' Tan and Black Low Q i QC t&ksvs, extrc value at... ........ t$ltLQ 6! ialrs Ladiw' and JUns High Tan 1 Q6 Shoes, frost bargain .... $IiijQ 228 pairs Ty' and Youths' Blaek and OC Tan Shoes )U'LO 109 pairs Children's and Hisses' Tan fifin and Blaofc Sfeees. uuu Hen's Pigskin Shoes, worth $4, now.. $Zi 30 1 ECONOMY 'E H0US 708 7tii Street H. W. Eeatrttfnl Double Ttaintiow.. Jest at sunset last night Washington enjoyed the magnificent spectacle of a double raiabow. An April shower had passed, over the city In the "hour between half-paste asdhalf-nast G, accompanied "by much lightning. The air was delight fully clear A dark storm cloud hung from the zenith down the eastern half of the tky, covering it from pole to pole. Against this as a curtain was thrown the bow of promise In unbroken term-circle from horizon ts horizon and lifting its arch nearHxty degrees up the vault of the heavens This was of wonderfully clear, betuti&tL, prismatic colors. Above about five decrees away was the second lxw, not nearly so bright and not continuous, but plainly visible. o fr ClinrcoHiBrotlnr'Vitii5raRlI.roeDV. TVattiara 8. Stuart and Borscy Stuart, niwttJais. feel tbe same fraternal love for eaefa otber tfeat animated the hearts of Jaqoes aitd Orlando, for nterday after noon "tt'JUians had Dorsey arrested on the chaise of grand larcany. Both young men arc cons of ilr. Stuart, the fish deider, ana "William alleges that he is a mrHiteer f the firm. Ou Friday Father Btu gave his son Dorsey a considerablo Sana -at money, probntly 510Q, with which to pay a iwiabrr of DBhermen. Dor&ey, instead of obering instruotions, got full and failed to account for the cash. Hence the arrest at tbe instance of Brother Vfil lam. John "W Bowers, who was with Doraey cm tbe troublesome tear, was also arrested ou a charg of grand larceny. 3tr. Warner and Sir. TVlIlsird Spoke. A musical and literary entertainment for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid Society to the 5arfteld Memorial Hospital, was given to a largo and appreciative audience at the Churoh of Our rather last evening. Musieal numbers wore rendered by Miss Jessie Tivian Kerr, Mrs. Jennie "Wilson Cooper, and Mr H. L. Murdock. Mr B. H Warnor introduced Mr. BL K. "Willard, who delivered a short butruterestinglecture on Bermuda, the Windward Islands, and Jamaica, which was illustrated by stere optican views arranged by Mr. B. P. Murray. Sir. Warner also spoko of his impressions of the West Indies. riKt Flchtura In Limbo. John Henry and John Mack were taken Into custody last night by Officers Passeno and Birkget, of the Seventh precinct, for indulging in a fist fight on 21 street. Good Samaritan Salvo "will cure all Skin Diseases. tions for a New Trial and a 'Lunacy Commission Overruled. "Ho Is to 'Suffer tho Tenuity for "Killing "His ' JStopdaughter Execution Is to lake Place July 26. I Big, red-bearded, -fair-skinned Joseph A. Beam, wno so cruelly Blew IiIb step daughter, Annie L. Xcnhy, at Jier 'home ' on Maryland avenue, "near Third street northeast, at dusk on 'December 22 last, ' is to butter lealh by hanging ou July 26. When "Beam's case was called before Judge Cole yesterday. Ins attorneys "were rtady wltn .affidavits and argument for a now trial. There were present for him Messrs. Truitt. GrawBliaw and Duffy. Dis-' ttrict Attorney Btruey represented the Gov ornmont Mr Truitt urged that Judge Cole's charge to the Jury Imfl "been directed to 4ho question or partial homicidal insnn it, -while the defense had been trying to make out a nasa of general insanity Also, he eaid. Dr Ghapin, the Government in sanity expert, had acknowledged that his examination of leaui. lusting only twenty minutes, was necessarily imperfect, and a fuller lest .might have "brought a different conclusion. This, argued "Mr. Truitt, crented a "rea sonable doubt of the defendant's -canity, oven upon the Government's evidence. But Judge Cole promptly overruled the .motion. The defense then asked for a lunacy in quisition, and presented affidavits ol Drs. Irving-C. Rosso and T. B. Ubod statlt'g tliat alley had examined Beam at th. jail yesterday, aud found Jilm of tinsaund mind. His usual mental condition Is fcuch tliut upon slight provocation he entin-ly loses control of himself, and obeys the lmnulse of the moment. Dr. Rosso is a leading neurologist, being editor of the Intest authority on medical Jurisprudence. He was in two expeditions in search ottbe Jeanuette, and Is a Fellow of the Royal Geogruphical Society, as well as a mmnbsr of-the recut International Congress of Criminal Anthropology at Brussels. Judge Cole again refused the prayer ot the. defense, saying that he would have ap pointed an expert Jor them during tho trial, but would not authorize a commission now. He had observed Beam during the trial, and believed htm responsible. Beam was Apparently utile ancctea when called up for sentence. He had nothing to say, and waited calmly while sentence was being pronounced. The time set was Fnday, July 20, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 1 p. m.; tho place is the District Jail. Counsel .for the defense noted an appeal aud a copy of the record, without expense to tho defendant, was allowed. Beam was sent back to jail to await proceedings. ALEXANDRIA HArTEMNGS. The Washington Livery Wagon and Har ness Campany has been granted a charter of incorporation by Judge J. H. Norton, or the Alexandria Corporation Court. The-objectnf Iho new company as set forth in tho charter is to do a general livery liuslness" 1n Washington, to buy and ell.-wionjs,, liarpe. otc. The capital stock is Kxed at "$f0,000, with shares ot thc-paT valne .of EO aca. Mr. John J3. Beach is named as tha local attorney of the company, and "its principal office is to be located in tho city of Alexandria. The officers named in the charter aro all resi-dentsofWashlBgtoncity.asfollows- Charles H. "Underwood, presidsnt; William W. Bullin, vice presidtnt; WiUIam F. Geyer, j r. , secretary; and William F. G oyer , treas urer. These orficcrs with T7. "W. Dnh. enhower, 8. 8. MofTatt, and Edwin C. Manning, constitute the board of directors. The Fryer steamer, Howard Cassard, which .has beeu on tko ways at the thlp yard receiving a isw wheel and a special design of engino valvo geanng, ot her designer, llr. Robert W. Fryer, will be launched from the way on Monday even ing nsxt. Mr, Fryerays that tho trial trip of the boat, which will (alee place witkin a few -days, will Show that ihe "will bo (he fastest ship anoaa Jttnd. he expects her to make thirty -miles an hour. Alexandria city won the first round In the fight over the legality or the thirty-third section ef the city charter, which allows the city council to collect one-third of the cost of all street improvement work from the property benefited by the work. Same days ago the question was argued before Judge Norton in the mil of the city council of Alexandria against Amand Tiolett and others to recover a bill for street improve ment work, and yestorday he rendered his decision, sustaining the city at every point m the controversy. The case will now oe taken to the Court: or Appeals. The Republicans of the Mount Tcrnon district, Tairfax county, arc going to make a hard fight for the district offices, and at a meeting held in the store of P.. H. Haven ner yesterday the following ticket was arranged; For supervisor, John W. Rob erts, of the Cameron Mills; for commis sioners of roads, Joseph W. Glbbs, A. W. Harrison, and Azarlah Dcsike; for jus tices of the peace, Richard Triplett, Paul Pullman, and George Root; overseer of the poor, George R. Fairfax, and constaDle, George Stride r. The election to fill thwe offices will not take place until the latter part of May. In consequence of a death in the family of Mr. S. Frank Field, tenor of tho St. Paul's Cnurch choir. Dr. HerbcrtMcKamce, of Washington, will sing the tenor parts in tho Easter music to-day. Lloat L. H. Holliriberger, inspector of the Washington detective bureau, has notified the Alexandria police to look out for a llghtbay mare attached to a side-bar buggy, winch was hired from T. D. Tcale in the city of Washington. The seven pieces ot Alexandria property which were advertised for sale in the suit against the Fidelity Building aad "Loan Association of Wasbiustfc-n, and were to have ueen sold at public aoction yesterday, were withdrawn by Mr. Halley Ashton, the receiver of the Fidelity company. The funeral of Brakemajn Charles Camp 1oli, who was killed In Washington on WedneadR-- last, took place yesterday after noon from the residence of liia sister, on Wilkes street near Pitt. Rev. Dr. Benson, of the Methodist Protestant Church, con ducted the fuueraL services, which were attended by a host of the friends of the Jeccased, and the interment was at Bethel Cemetery. Fourteenth Street in Dnrltness. 8hortlv after 8 o'clock last night, Officer Rickles, or the Second precinct, discovered great masses of smoke coming from an electric light conduit on Fourteenth street between K and I. streets northwest. He at once telephoned to the headquarters of the Electric Light Company to tend some one to investigate. On arriving at the con duit, one of the company's men found sev eral cables on fire. The insulation of one ot the cables had become defective, aud the circuit coming in contact with the ground had caused a spark, f tarting the fire. The men worked hard before they succeeded in gt-tting out the burnt parts of tho cable, and Fourteenth stiect Ircm F street to Tlorida avenue was kept in total darkness for over two hours. 3 C Run Into hy a Hotel lins. Rufus Deering, sixty-three years old, was brought into No. G police station house last night with a "beautiful Jag" and a bloody noBe. Policeman Sullivan did the bringing, a he explained that Deering had been run into by the Tarnum Hotel bus on the corner of Third andC Btreetsnorthwest and knocked down. As he did not get up the driver thought he was seriously injured andplacing him iu the busstartedto takehim to tho Emergency Hospital. Deerlng's condition soon began to demonstrate itself however, and the driver turned him over to Policeman Sullivan. t o t If you hare Eczema use the Good Samar- 1 itan Salve. His Widow's Share Suffers a Loss of 10,000 in Bonds. OEDAK UILL NOT IN DISTRICT Hifl Tstato in Anacostia Was Forty 2?eet Across the Otbor Bi2o of tho Maryland Lino IBrB. -praguo!s Answor Alloge3 TnatXewis Douglass Is Wot a Tit Person to Administer tho Estate of His Father. Allftho lielrs of the late Frederick Doug lass, except his widow, were in court yes terday, and ttliere .were oiumerous inteiest lug devulopmunts. The will was admit ti'd to probate, and Mrs. Helen 'Douglass, the widow, and the oldest son, Jicwis H. SDouglass, were granted letters of admin istration underit. Their bond was fixed at S70.000. It was found in the course ot the ,,dis cussiou that "Mr. JJouglass jprobably did not live In the District at ull, but" forty -feet the other side of the Maryland Jlne. It this proves to bo true, tho State of Mary land will come in for a slice of the estate, under the new law placing a tax on in heritances. It was aibo discovered tliat while the will gives the widow $10,000 in United States Tegisterecd bonds, there are no suuch '.bonds among Ills effects, so .tliat she in left with $"10,000 cash, to be made out of the property, and lier dowor Interest iu tlm real estate. Tin contest was between "Mrs. Hosetta D. Sprague, wife of Nathan Bjirague, -who lives -at Tfikorua Park, and the other heirs, Mrs. Douglass, LewisH. and Charles Doug lacs, and the Eon at Frederick Douglass, jr. Mra. fiprague was represented by E. II. Thomasuud AV.P. Williamson, the others by John Ridout. ilRS. SPRAGUE'S ANSWER. The first step in yesterday's proceed ings was the filing of papers. These were Mrs. Sprague's answer to the petition of Mrs. Douglass -and Lewis Douglass for letters of administration and the assent of Charles Douglass to their petition. The answer sets forth that Lewis Douglass is an unfit porson to have the care of tho edtate. rurtiier on in the statement ho has finally furnished, thoro aro many Hems to be criticised. HonamesS3C0duefromhlranelfforwWch there is no security, nor as far as known, iethere any endenceot the debtor its amount except his own statement. Alexander Davisis debited with $160 when the records of tho District show that he borrowed ?i00 on Dec. 5, 1894, for three years at 8 per cent. The recordc also show lans to Mary Booker, 5150, Elizabeth Baldwin, $700, Adeline Marshall, $306 and $1,700, all not mentioned at all in tke list furnished by him. Accompanvin gthe answor is an affidavit by O. B. Hollam, the attorney ot No. GO! C street southoast. Mr. Hollam says that a Mr. Linger owed tho estate 312,000 and LewisDouglas came to htm as Mr."Linger's agent to collect it. HetleclinedtopaytillDouglasscouldshow some authority to collect for the estate. Douglass was offended andsaid thathchad accommodated Linger so often in waiting for tae interest that he thought It singular there should lw any kick made over his authority to collect tae money. Mr. Hollam, however, still declined To-pay although Mr. Linger had the money aud was desirlous to get nd ot paying interest. On these facts Mrs. Sprague asked that her ntepmotheraxd brother be not appointed. Mr. Taomas, jfter the papers were filed, made an argument for Mrs. Sprague. 'Mr. Thomas said his client would not object to the appointment of Mrs. Douglass, but objected to Lewis. BAD BUSINESS METHOD. Mr. Thomas said no charge of wrong intent was made, but bad business meth ods. The court bad discretion and ought" to appoint Mrs. Douglass or some out sider. "The court certainly has discretion In the matter," said Judge BTagner. "The law directs that preference shall be given to certain persons but it does not "require the court to appoint a howling lunatic oi any other manifestly imprcper person. I should not do it at all events, if law docs so require. But I th'nk you have not made out your case. Bo you wish an order for plenary authority to take testi mony in the case? It will spend some body's money." Mr. Itldout said his clients denied the charges of bad management. At this poin t B. E. Messer andD.L.Pitchcr, both ot Anacostia, witnesses to tho will, came in and were sworn to prove itsgenuine ness. Both recognized their signatures, but at first paid they remembered uothing atall of slgningthe instrument. They finally recalled that they had been sent for to come to Mr. Douglass' house, and wrote their names to a rTcr. They did not remember certainly that ho told them it was his will, nor that he said tho signature near thoir own was his signa ture. It was in lfeSG, this paper said, but they could not be sure of the time within several yoars. JUDGE HAGNER'S STORY. Judge Hagner interposed that ho "had known many similar instances ol forgct fulness. One instanco was of two Wash ington lawyers "who were summoned to Leesburg as witnesses to a will. One was sure he had been a witness, the o ther did not remembor a thing about it. When they arrived, they round tho first had never bo fore heard of tho will, while the man wno Temembered uotaifcg of tho instrument liad been thb attorney to draw itup, After consultation with Mr. and Mrs. Sprague their attorneys said they would not ask the taking of testimony. Judge Hagner at onco appointed Mrs. Douglass and Lewis to administer. In doing so he remarked that it was an inter esting case, presenting tho problems ot th6 color line and a step-mother. Mrs. Sprague's counsel neked that bond bo fixed at $80,000, as the personalty ameuted, by tho admission of all, to $40,000, but Judge Hagner said $70,000 would be enough. After tho parties had passed into the corridor there was a very animated dis cussion that appeared to some of the spectators likely to end in a fisticuff. It was between Lewis Douglass and Mr. Sprague. Douglass was heard to say afterward, "Sprague was going to Jump into me about it." Mrs. Sprague and Chartc3 Douglass afterward joined the trio and they had a long talk. - o t Dentn of Frank Baxter. Prof. Frank Baxter, one of Washington's leading musicians and a prominent mem ber of the Apollo Club, ot this city, died at 1:10 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been out rering for the past year. His death was sudden ,.nd up to tho hour of his demise no one had any thought of his dangerous condition. Mr. Baxter was born in La Crosse, Wis., in 1S02, and was thirty-two years of age. He has been a resident ot Washington for twenty-two years, and has been a teacher of vocal and instrumental music for the pasteight years. He remained single, his nearest relatives being a mother, two sisters, and a brother. The funeral services will bo conducted at his 1 ato resi dence. No. 824 Seventh Btreet northeast, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, tho inter ment to be at Rock Hill Cemetery, a s The annual clearing sale of carriages, traps, buggies, Surreys, etc., etc, at S. J. Meeks' carriage repository will commence Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a. m. Goods on exhibition Monday. Thomas Bowl ing, auctioneer. ) Wonderful cures are being made every day with the Good Samaritan Salve. Prof. L. D'Aqulno, specialist on Skin Diseases, can be found daily at 410 6th street northwest. Consultation free. Her Mother Wants to Tahe 'Her from .St. Annls Asylum. The Fathor TutHn Iffiaavits to EhowTnat Sis 'Wifq-Is otTit-to Have Custody of the Enby. Goldio (Mario Frost, a jpretty (four-year- , old child, was brought lito JudgeHagiier's court yesterday on a writofuiabeas corpus. It was a contest for 'her possession bo-1 tween Jienxother, airs. Ularguret A. Trost, and St. Ami's Infant Asylum at Twunty fciurth and "K .streets, near Washington ' Circle, aB represented 'by Sister Agnes IRel- j lllmn, mother superior. Sister Agues, in hex answer, says4hnti .Mrs. Frost nut the child in her possession j on "March J) uuder an ngreemenfthat she j should continue to .have custody, but'that she willingly .produces slier in response to tho writ. She does not, however, feel disposed to Juturn the little one to her , mother. Judge Hagner postponed -the -hearing until next "Wednesday, but directed Sister Agnes to leave the child with her mother. He said ho would .relieve 'the sister of all J nsspoiislbility in the n.atter, till Wednes-! day, at least. "Mr. H. M. Locke, who nppearedin.tbecasQ for W. Z. Frost, the baby's father, filed three affidavits to show that Mrs. Frost is uot u proper person to h&ve the cure of i children. j Lillie Garrisons wears shehasknownMrs. ' Frost several years and has known of her ' giving Goldie whisky and beer to drink. She saw Mrs. 'Frost sitting on the lap of an old man at Wo. 1210 Third street south; west, and heard her tell him he must come to see her, .at No. 1205 H streetnortheast, when they would have a good-time. Tellle Durfce ays she saw Mrs. Frost and Joseph E. Barnes at her own home, No. 1210 Third street smith west, on'March 7 last. They were very affectionate with each oilier aud finally went to an other room. She ordered them out of her house. Charles E. Anderson stated tliat he waq also at the Durfee residence and looked through tlia transom, with the same result obtained by Nellie Durfee. He afterward .heard Mr. Barues ordered out of the house. e e TERMS OF PEACH FIXED. Japan's Ultimatum to LI Uung Chang Clears Up Misapprehension. Shanghai, April 13. A private tele gram has been receivedherefrom a Chinese official now atHirmoshinareportisg that the terms of peace between China and Japan were definitely fixed yesterday. The Shanghai cable stating that Japan had given LI Hung Chang an ultimatum to accept or reject the final peace terms by to-day is considered by diplomats as presenting the latest phase of the ques tion and as clearing up misapprehensions on the subject. The cable was shown to Mr, Matsu, sec retary of 'the Japanese legation, who said while the legation liad.nothiag further than the advices ot Friday, yot the Shanghai report appeared to bo consistent with tho atutus of affairs aaj understood at the legation. J The armistice rau rfor seven days more, he said, aud yet Japjin doubtless did not want the final airreeineut postponed until tho last hour. The army would bo held in slvjftiice until then, but It would be qulto desirable that tbe agreement should be definitely made before then, in order that there should bo no embarrassments- fii holding the army depenileat on a sudden de termination seven days hence. The negotiations had at first br&uglit what Japan expected and what China waa willing to give. In order to adjust the differences between these positions Japan had finally made some concession. Tlise represented tbe largest concessions possible, and. were in the nature of an ul timatum. It waB intended to brine the question to a definite conclusion before the final hour of armistice. At the Chinese legation it was said last night that no news had. lieeen received regarding the reported cable from Shang hai that Japan had given Gliina one day iu which to accept or refuse the terms of peacel . FOUGrIT IK A DA'RK ROOft, Policeman Giles Rescued in Time from a Mob of Drunken Negroes. A hurry call for the police reserve about 10 o'clock last night brought No. 8 patrol wagon, containing Sergt. Harbison and Officers Evans and INanken, to Glick's alley, where a riot among tho colored resi dents of that byway was in progress. It turned out that Policeman Giles had attempted to place George Banks under arrest on a warrant charging him with an assault upon Martha Washington, when several of the man's friends proceeded to mob the officer. Banks ran into a house, and the police man, pursued hy a crowd of half-drunken men, niBhed after him. When the reserves appeared a fierce bat tle was in progress between the officer and mob in a darkened room on tho second floor of the house. During the fight it is said that weapons were flourished, and had it not been for the prompt arrival of the wagonful of officers Policeman Giles would have been killed. At the appearance of re-enforcements the mob dispersed and ran, none being cap tured except Banks, who was landed In No. 8 station. . o GEORGETOWN AHD PRINCETON. Tho Local Team Will Do Battle m itli the Tigers in Tw o Games. Tho next opportunity tho Georgetown University baseball team willhavo to provo ifs claim to the Intcr-collego baseball cham pionship will bo Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons noxt at tho College Field with tho Princeton ''Tigers." Much hlngesupon the result of thesogames in tho estimation dt, local aud out-of-town college m,en and ponqjdeiable interest is being taken iu the event all overthe country. Ir Georgetown dejea$ the Visitors it will strengthen Its claim totho Championship, inasmuch, as it Is generally conceded that Harvard, Cornell add VPeunsy" can hope hope to do but little t against the "Blue and Gray." t' ' On the other hand should Princeton win from the locals after Iho latter have so decisively proven .f beg superiority over Yale, it would very clearly demonstrate without going deeply into mathematics, Just how tho series between the sons ot "Old Eli" and too Princeton "Tigers" will result. , "H o & NICARAGUA IS SILENT. Sir Julian Pauncefote I norant of Her Answer to England's Ultimatum. Advices received here state that Gen. Barrios, the special envoy of Nicaragua, who visited London and Washihgton, reached the capital of Nicaragua on April 11, and has Bluce been In conference with the gov ernment on the British ultimatum to Nica ragua. It is stated positively by those in a posi to know, that Nicaragua's answer has not yot boon given. It is intimated, however, tliat a settlement is very near at hand. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British am bassador, said last night that ho word on tho subject bad been received by him. s s Dug a Hole in tho Prison wall. Bradford, Pa., April 13. Five persons broke Jail at Smcthport about 8 o'clock to-night. They effected their escape by removing a stone wall. They had been at worfc. digging their way out for the past weekRHtour prisoners were implicated in the rS Childs robbery and tortures. President Thomas' Opinion .of the Board of Trade tetter. "D D IMPERTINENT!" HE SAID His "Way of .Answering "tho Inquiry of tho Special Committee Appointed to Investi gate tho Question of Gas and Electsic Lighting in ithe Uiatriot Stockholders m His Company Are Hcmbera of the Board. , IPesldent A. A. Thomas, of the United States Xlectric Lilght .Company, ohac acturUed, yesterday, au "jni pertinent, intact, damned impertinent," theletterrtp his company from a special -committee ot the Board of Trade, vwhlch nought un quialtQrial information" as.td the business affairs of the company. The inquiry of the 'Board of Trade -was as to ithe original and present capitalization, ot stocks, dividends, surplus, etc., with a view of determining a proper price for gas aud clecrrlelight iu Una city, and the com mittee also asked the opinion whether the lighting businesses could be better run by municipal ownership. President Thomas, In commenting on his reply, which Is now in the hands of 'the Board ot ajrade, said that he not only re garded it as dmpertlneut, but there were members aud directors ot the Board ot Trade who agreed with hlniin'that -regard. Mr. Thomas Is a member of the Bard ot Trade, and many of the stockholders nnd directors of the "United States Electric Com pany arualsamemkars otthe BoardotTradc. CIIANGEB THEIR MIND. It will be rememaered that at the time when replies as to'these-qucstions were .re ceived by the commltttee from the Wash ington Gaslight Company aud the George town Gas Company, the United States Electric Light Company made no reply. Tbe news that they had changed their mind yesterday was interesting, because it looked as if the company intended to snub the board. As it is, tho reply of the company is in part a Parthian shot, oa itliey retreat from their position of si lence. In describing bis reply yesterday, ilr. Thomas said: "I simply took up tho question of the re quest of tho committee to me, in which they referred to a former communication to imo -which was unanswered. I iiave stated to the committee that I seriously doubted whether a fcelf-constlUjted organ ization like the Board of Trade, however reputable they might be, had a right to demand or even to request this informa tion. I have given them to understand that the Information now furnished is given as a courtesy from a corporation and not in response to their right to de mand or receivo it." 41say thatlanwered tits communication only so far as the answer shall not be in detrimeatto the stockholders of ourcomp3ny. The position of our company is recognized as aomewHatanoraoloui In tae rasptctthatitis considered a foreign corporation while ninety-nine per cent, of the stockholders are from'taia city; that the stoclthalders and a number ot the directors ara members or the Board of Trade aad for thatTeason Isay I win anower ao far as I can. WHAT WAS BAH). "I tell them that the company was organ iced about twelve years ago with a capital ot $100,080. "From time to time it has increased its capitalization iu fully paid-up stock, until at present wo are capitalized at $1, 50,000, all ot whteh has been fully paid up; Tears ago we commenced and con tinued the use of the underground coaduit system, and even at a time when electric engineers criticised and even condemned that svstem. I say that even at the present time it In not catisfactory, that the losses arc lnrge in proportion to the profit, and that while an overhead sys tem of electric lighting can be erected for about $220 a mile the underground costs nearly $13,000. To maintain v. mile ot overhead line costs about $44 per year, to maintain a mile of underground costs be twean $825 and SS50. Therefore no com parison can be made botween costs by the overhead and underground railways. "In Chicago under the municipal cystem, in which they pay no taxes and are relieved of other chargeB the cost is a little lessthan it is in Washington. "In Now York the city pays mere to the underground system than 13 paid to our underground system by thegovernmenthere. They gyt 47 cents, we get 46 cents. During the last year we sent out circulars to a large number of cities and towns using electric lights. Wo have received responses from 201 uiquine3, which show that the avorage with them, on the same lighting schedule 4 000 hours as we Jiave, is 43.7 cents, while withusitis 40 ccntB. "As to tbe incandescent lighting, which corresponds to residential gas lighting, we think that we can prove that onrchargc is Ie:8 thnn that ot any other town of tho same population aB Washington." Is'O DTVIDENDS AT FIRST. "As to what dividends we pay, I Eay that for some years there were no dividends paid at all; but since the payment of div idends, they havo ranged from 6 to 8 per cent, which has been possible through, im proved methods and machinery." President Thomas does rot favor munic ipal ownership of the elcctno plant. Ho does uot deny that tho lighting may be done at a less cost to the individual, but Govern ment control of corporations means also tho retirement of capital. He also is opposed to the idea of centralization of power involved in the Idea of governmental ownership and monopolies. The matters referred to by Mr. Thomas cannot bo discussed by the special com mittee. Some days ago, wheu the special committee received replies from the Wash ington gaslight company and the George town gas company, The Times published full abstracts ot theso communications ex clusively. Tho board of directors there upon notified the committee, so the secre tary of the board stated yesterday, tliat such tilings should not be given out until the communications bad been officially acted upon. Hence, when a request for Mr. Thomas' letter was made to the secre tary yesterday, the answor was tliat such giving out would be contrary to the injunc tion of the board of directors, although President Thomas had no objection to the board making his letter public. The sec retary of the board did, however, concede that the Board ot Trade would havo no ob jection if Mr. Thomas gave outhis reply. a o Irishman and Chinaman in a Fight. There was trouble in a Chinese laundry on O street near Fifth northwest last night, and it resulted in Joseph Costello getting locked up at No. 2 police station house for assault. Joseph entered tho laundry, ostensibly for tho purpose of getting his weekly wash, but ho and the Mongolian proprietor had some trouble and Joseph sailed into him with true Celuo vigor. Policeman Hartley was called in and un tangled tho pair, taking Costello with him. InfftAt Bnrnt to Do nth ly Its Mother. Ralelgh N. 0., April 13. News reached here to-day of a horrible crime In Pamlico county ten miles from Bayboro. A colored mother burned her InfariE child to death. She put it in the fireplace on the hot coala and putthe Oven lid on It to hold it down. Th6 woman is how In Jail. ' o "Kept an Unlicensed Bar-. Michael J. Whalen, who was arrested by Sergt. Jordan for keeping an unlicensed bar, plead guilty In the police court yes terday, and a fine ot $250 of four months in Jail in default was imposed. Our Openin Has "been made. It has not the public, but also thpse pf A) largeness of our stock, ithe aLuxacr-ea tneir attention most strongly tp xne prices placed on them. We are confident that it is but an To the largest Shoe Business in the city.' 'Eact is, we're going to make it sp. s Each -week widening the trend of our trade, and driven hy fearless and hard-aimed blows. EVEBYTHING NEW. New Prices. New Goods. "New Methods. Owing to "the unfavorable -woathor of Saturday ounspeciol -Easter Bargains bold good for tho ensning'wook. You are one of the three, they'll please you. Stoll s Shoe Palace, 810 Seventh St. N. W, US DAUGHTER'S RUIN TOLD Witness in a Divorce Suit in Which His Child .Was Corespondent She "Was Only Fourteen Years Old 'Wian Sao Was Betrayed by a SHarried Han. , , New York, April 13. Mrs. Ida M. G. "Wil son has .an action in the superior court for divorce from her husband, Edward C. Wilson, who at one time is said to nave been prombieat in Philadelphia. Among the affidavits is ono from Henry JEllis. ot Philadelphia, who3e fourteen-year-old daughter is named as the corespondeat in the suit, and the father is forced as a witness by the plaintiff to "tell the story of bi3 daughter's downfall. Mrs. Wilson says that she was married to the defeadant in Kemolette, Pa, on Sep tember 10, 18S7. Sbc. lived, withjier hus band until his actions with Fannie Ellis came to her notice. Mr. Ellis In bis affidavit swears Unit "his daughter disappeared In 1890, and that knowing Wilson had been seen with her he tased the latter with knowing the girl's whereabouts. Wilson denied having any knowledge ot her. and Ell is keDt up the search for a year. At the expiration ot this time h3 found her, and she admitted having been with WBeon all this time and that he bad betrayed her. In April, 1892, Fanmc, who was then sixteen years old, gave birth to a child. She told her father that Wilson was the father, and he had Wilson arrested. In the Central station in Philadelphia Wilson was held In S2.G00 bail by Magistrate Pole. Tho case, however, was never brought to trial, as Ellis says his daughtercompromised the matter with Wflon. Fannie, he says, is now the inmate of a reformatory near this city, the name ot which he does not mention. a o : DAVES COftttlSSIOK. T. C Armstrong, of This City, lies Been Appointed a Mcraber of It. Appointments were made by the Presi dent yesterday as follows: Frank 0. Armstrong, of District of Co lumbia; Alexander B. Montgomery, of Kentucky; Thomas B. Cabaniss, ot Geor gia, to be commissioners to negotiate with tho Indians of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogeo, or Creek, and Sem inole nations. This is the Dawes com mission. t o Xf SPORTING NOTES. Jack Bolan, the popular light-weight pu gllistof this city, has been working hard of late getting in good trim for his oagagement with Jack McAuIiffe, the champion light weight pugilist of the world, at tho Bijou Theater uext week. They will meet in a four-round scientific glove contest at every performance of "Tho Cross-Roads of Life," a scenic production, which will open with a matinee performance on Easier Monday. Dan Henry will pull off several glove contests at his well known Eporting hocso In Alexandria next Monday night. ej O if Lcoturo nj- W. Xicwis Fraser. The progress made in the graphic art was described in a well-illustrated lec ture delivered by Mr. W. Lewis Fraser, of the art department of the Century Mag azine, before the Art Students' League at Builders' Exchange Hall last evening. Mr. Fraser gave a number of stercoptieon views showing the great advancement made in the art of the illustrator from the time of Walton to the present day. There was a large attendance. n o rollco l'hzzled ly tho Case. Attorney Charles Bondheim, counsel for EdwardDesmond,thesupposcdsafeblower, will go to Norfolk this afternoon aud argue Desmond's caso before Judge Hughes there Monday. So far as can be learned there are no new developments in either Desmond's or Williams' case. The police are still puzzled as to the Identity of Des mond, and have been unable to learn any thing about him except from his own statements. . e Ttecor-dOr Taylor Again Snedfor $35. Recorder C. H. J. Taylor, of Kansas, and tho District of Columbia, who may be 'fired" during tho nexadmlnlstratlon but never, never will resign, and is as happy as ho can bo as he Is now situated, was sued again yesterday in a magistrates court. This time it waa before Justice Mills. O. B. Caulfield 'Company, limited, I is the complainant, and the debt is $05. only opened the eyes of ,o.ur competitors, to the style of our goods, and has CdgCS j Owhm to tho unfavorable Treataer of Saturday our special 1 tbe ensuing week. OUR SHOES Fit Men, Suit Women, RIease Children. Come .and .see 'em- HOT IF II Public and Private BiGumenls in m &sli Heap. CHARRED IS THE EN0X FIRB Capt M. A. Canningnam Mada tbe Discov tery Official Eecords of Several Govern ment "Bepartnents Appear to Have 2eaa lfutilated and Stolen 3o Clew to tie Per son Who Placed Teen in tie WireioiisB. Bundles of government documents of ap parent importance, aad stacks of private papers, of certain value, aH of Hnqaes tioned interest, are strewn over the dreary dumping grounds that mark tbe southern terminus of Eighteenth, Nlrteenth, and Twentieth streets. They are associated with ash neaps, broken crockery, tin cans, and every variety of domestic re&ise, awl lie scattered to all tbe wiads that blow. These packages of charred paper were deposited there wiUt other debris from tha wreck ot the g reat Knox fire. The question is, bow came these papers to be stored in the Knox warehouse, sad who placed them tfeere? The blackened, cmekc-and-water stained masses make no answer. Boblnd this mystery may larlc tho story of some great crime. Those papers, thought to have been lost in the fatal fire of last fail , may bear testimony to some monster theft of public documents. .CHARACTER OF THE PAPERS. Among tbe papers lying there are tha records of Amos Kendall , Postmaster General under Jaeksoa; records of tha Gen eral Land'Of flee and official receipts; stabs belonging to the check book of tbe Assistant Treasurer of the TJnuted States at New York city; the personal papers of Samuel Morse, of Inventive fame; and private papers of Commodore Patterson, Capt. Theodora Gushing Otis, of Company C, Sixth Massa chusetts Cavalry; Dr. William J. Morton, of New York; Mra. Elizabeth C. Otis, ot B3ton; F. W. Townshesd, ot Washfngian; William SHekney, Capt. John Arthur Lynch, and scores of others. In the ruin heaps are the pay accounts ot Paymaster William T. Thompson, TJ. S. N., and the private papers of Caleb Leach dating back to 1739. There arc several sheets seemingly eat from a book, dated Register's Of flee, Treasury Department, February 11, IS00, signed by Secretary Walcott and Regis ter Joseph Nouye, granting laads appro priated for military services to Jonathan Dayton. Records ot the same character abound at the dump. The number at military land warrants is surprisingly large. Among other things tbere te the conKnta sion of Hiram J. Penrod to be nesgtf&l steward, signed by TJ. S. Grant, and dated Washington, D. 0., February 14, 1367. LETTER3 OF CALEB LBAOS. There are many papers in the name ot Caleb Leach, and among them are svral affectionate ones written to bis children and beginafag "Honored son aad daughter." In the same batch arc several casccled check3 drawn on the Bank of Penaajl vania in 1802, and water rent receipts given by the "Proprietors ot the Plymouth aqueduct." There are also several shares in tha Hudson River Ore and Iron Company ot New York standing in the name of Fred W. Rankin and dated 186G. There are personal letters addressed to Hon. J. Eutterfield, Comml3touer of the General Land Office, and to several other officials whose terms of office were many years apart. There arc the private papers ot many families, in which matters are discussed which could never have been intended for the eye of any one excepting the person addressed. The peculiar discovery was mado by Capt. M. A. Cunningham, ot the Department of Agriculture. A reporter for the Times called on Judge Lamoreaux, Commlgsioncr of the General Land Office, last night. He looked over some of the papers, and coutd think of no way in which to accouut for their having been stored at Knox's warehouse by a pri vate citizen. There were some papers that unquestionably belonged to the Government, and it seemed very queer that the private letters of the various officials should havo been in the possesion of one person. Ho will investigate the matter, a o t Given Away To-doy. A Fourteen quart dish pan aud one of out beautiful Easter panels entitled "Loot, Mamma," with eVerypound of Thea-Nectar Tea at 60 cents a pound. The Great At lantic and Pacific Tea Co., Mala Store, 501-303 Seventh street northwest, come? E street. Nawtoa H. Bowman, Manager.