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THE WASHrSTGKTOy ZTEVIESSA TUBDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
Lansburgh & Bro
Will do One Dollar's
worth of merchandis
ing to-day in our
Ladies' Underwear De
five cents for a choice
of twenty-four styles of
Fine Muslin Gowns,
made with Embroidery
Inserting and Tucks irf
yoke. Extra, length."
Ladies' Muslin Skirts,
made of excellent quality
Muslin, with wide Cambric
Ruffle and cluster of tucks
We are open until 9 to
night. While in ask for a
glass of WILD CHERRY.
A refreshing beverage. $
NO CHARGE FOR SAME.
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St
It's the missing link to
home comfort the kind of
credit we give never costs
anybody a penny It's our
"business brlnger' an d
it is as free as air! We tell
you that our prices are as
low as any cash prices you
can find and we've
marked everything In plain
figures so you can make
your own comparisons.
Tell us that you will pay a
little something weekly or
monthly and there Isn't a
wagon around the place
that's big enough to hold
what you can buy. Don't
ever think about any such
things as ootes and inter
estwe've rubbed them
out don't like 'era-they're
in and get ail the Furniture M
Matting Carpets Baby
C a r r i a g es Refrigerators
you want we'll fix the pay
ments to suit YOU.
Between H and I Sfs.
WEST END NEKS ASD GOSSir
Frank Slaughter, a colored Waster at
Holder's quarry, liad his leg broken yester
day evening, whilo working down" a pile
ol -broken rock.
Early yesterday morning Policeman J. S.
Berryman found a colored baby on Q
etreet, near Thirtieth, wrapped in a blanket
and lyjng snugly in a box.
The following loaded coal barges have ar
rived in Georgetown: No. 109, Wheatly
Bros., L. P. Reed, Judge Stake and Joseph
Bryan. Those clearingareF.FIanagau, No.
113, No. 124, No. 142, No. 132 and S. S.
Carrol. The importation of Cumberland
conl at the yards is expected to be verylarge
The Junior Pleasure Club gave a hop at
Bchlosfcr'sHall, Thursday night, under the
inauagcmont of Mr. A. J. Mozier.
The entertainment given by the pupils of
Fillmore school at Lintlncum Hall, Thurs
day night, netted quite a snug sum, which
will be U6ed in fitting out a gymnasium.
Mr. Alonzo Frazior, of O 6treet, Is vis
iting Cincinnati, his former home.
Miss Annabellc Brazelton, who has been
visiting Miss May Petty, of No. 3331 O
etreet, yesterday left for lier home, Mor
Mrs. and Mr. Charles Brown, of Thirty
third street, have removed to Cumberland,
where Mr. Brown intends to conduct a
Mr. Alexander Phillips, of Dumbarton
avenue, who has been very ill with the
Crip, Is better.
Mrs. "Wilhelmina Borman, of Tcnnally
town, died early yesterday morning. Her
remains will be buried Monday in the Teu
After a long illness, Andrew Policy died
at liis residence on Cherry street yesterday
forenoon. His f u neral will take place from
the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, and
the interment at the Tennallytown Cem
etery. The buggy of Frank Bogner yesterday
afternoon collided with a buck-board at the
corner of Thirty-second and N streets.
The front wheel of Mr. Brogner's vehicle
Anti-Snloon Ieaguo Mun Meeting.
There will be a mass-meeting under the
auspices of tie Anti-Saloon League Sun
day, April 21, at 3 p. m., in the Mount
Zion Baptist Church, F street, near Four-and-a-half
southwest. Sereral addresses
will be made and tpecinl music will bepro
vided. Rev. L. B. "Wilson, D. D., will
preside, and it is expected that Percy 8.
Foster will assist in the musical part of the
programme. Among the speakers will be
W H H Smith and Hon. Anson S Taylor.
Grand formal opening, Mayer & Pettit,
415 Seventh street northwest, Monday,
April 22. A beautiful 6ouvenir to every
lady See Monday's Times for particulars.
To-morrow's big SUNDAY TIMES will
be particularly strong in such features,
and EVERY ARTICLE' WILL BE ILLUS
Glance Over These:- ' '"'' -.7"'
Of every character, from the enthusiastic to the hygienic.
Hypnotism in the Eyes
Women who use a dangerous powerfor social.advantages.
Costuming Opera Stars
Mrs. Edward Seidle Developes a new business for women.
Bloomers ; ;,
Ellen Osborn discusses them. "
Lounging Garments ViU
Artistic suggestions for an important partp'f the wardrobe.
Not to mention the
Beautiful Colored Picture.
BRIDAL TIDAL WAYE HERE
Six New and Happv Couples Trying
to Disguise Themselves.
Hotel Clerk at Eis Wits End to Know to
Which the Bridal Cham
Spring has opened the floodgates of wed
lock, and yesterday six couples in the first
rosy glow of their -honeymoon came into
town from the country roundabout, and
will spend a day or two in wearing off the
gloss before returning to the parental roof
trees. Here is a glimpse of the Hotel Jtaleigh'e
register, under yesterday's date:
Mr. Baker Johnson and wife, of Mary
land. Mr. Nicholas Hill and wife, of Baltimore.
Mr. Joseph A. Johnson and wife, of
Mr. Joseph L. Jones and wife, of Phil
adelphia. Mr. A. Browuell and wife, of Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. A. L. Scott and wife, of New
They came unannounced, by couples. The
genial smile which pervades the counte
nance of Mr. Patterson, mine host's genial
representative, contracted with each new
arrival till the sixth entry on the register
came, and lie collapsed. It became a se
rious questlou of bridal chambers, and it
looked at one time as though the only way
out of the question was by drawing ttraws.
"Word was quickly passed through the
hotel that a bridal tidal wave had struck
One crusty old chair-warmer in the lobby
grimly remarked -as a bashful but happy
looking young man entered laden down
with the multifarious impediments that
seem absolutely necessary to every well
conducted bridal tour:
"Just wait a year and see him make her
carry the grip."
A number of amusing incidents occurred,
ono of which probably made tin groom wish
his memory was better, when he reached
that seclusion where the new Mrs. Cuadle
could say words to him.
As he approached the desk the obliging
young gentleman with "front" always be
tween his teeth, asked the groom or any
marks by which his baggage could be iden
tified. He hesitated, and the elcr' again
asked: "Are your names on your trunks?"
"Mine is," said the groom, giving his
name. "My wife's is " he hesitated, stam
mered, for a minute, and then said: "By
George, I've forgotten it."
He turned in desperation to his demure
little spouse, who was watching him with
an amused smile, and blurted out:
"Darling, what was your name before
you were married?" He found out, but
there was a ghastly sound of tubdued
jsnickers all over the office.
Another young man was so filled with
his newly found happiness that he hunted
all over his room for his bran new wedding
umbrella, turned the office upside down,
finally concluding it had been stolen, and
then picked it up from the window sill
against which he was leaning and where it
had laid all the time.
"Festivnl of tho Flowers. "
An entertainment, in which about fifty
little children took part, was very suc
cessfully given under the auspices of tho
Undine Temple, No. 4, I. O. G. T:,
at Odd Fellows' Hall on Seventh street last
evening. "Vocal selections were rendered
by Luric and Jennie Stanford, Lena Fow
ler, Ida Zeitler, and Lillie Detwiler.
Other musical numbers wore given by
Ella Kooutz, Ruby Stanford, Ada Doyle,
Blancho Bergman, Kattie Potter, and
Augustus Zeitler. Helen Kretschmar and
Lillie Riley each recited. A beautiful
cantata entitled "Festival of Flowers"
was given by over a ecoie of little girls,
each being costumed to represent a differ
ent flower. A scarf drill by Rosina Offen
fenstein, Florence Tompkins, Edna Tomp
kins, Lillio Detwiler, Agnes Pollock,
Bertha Chism, and Eva Rock added greatly
to the pleasure of ths eTeuing. The pro
gramme concluded it a dialogue in
which the entire company of little ones
were dressed to represent men and women
of various occupations.
Jliss Mcrriam's Lecture.
Miss Florence Mcrriam delivered one
of her interesting lectures yesterday af
ternoon at the Normal school. MissMerrlam
California, and from San Diego to Seattle.
Her brother, Dr, C. Hart Merriam, is orni
thologist for tho Government.
Christian Endeavorers Attend a
Musical Mass Meeting.
ONE THOUSAND VOICES HEARD
First Baptist Church tho Sceno of a Nove
Religious Event Which Will lead to
Hove Vigorous Evangelical Work on the
Part of Yourg Christians Addresses
by Mr. Foster, Mr Clark and Miss Kohler.
A Christian Endeavorer who can not sing
is a rarity. In this city at least such a
person is an unknown qunntlty. There is
no member of the local union who isn't
capable of turning a tunc. Therefore it
was a foregone conclusion that the musical
mass meeting of the District Union in
the First Baptist Church last night would
be a harmonious success.
It was the first meeting held under
the auspices of the musical committee, but
it is safe to say that each of the 1,000
Endeavorers present last night is anxious
that that committee may soon have con
trol of the programme at another musical
meeting. The experiment of seating the
audience according to the part each per
son sang was tried with most satisfactory
Mr. Percy S. Foster, chairman or tho
music committee, occupied the double
role or presiding officer and musical di
rector. The accompanists were Miss
Alice M. Kimball, pianist; Mrs. C. V:
Byram, organist, and Messrs. Edwiir 8.
Tracey and Elphonzo Young, cornetists.
FINE CHORU8 WORK.
That familiar congregational anthem,
"Come Thou Almighty King," was the
opening number and with that convention
favorite, "There Is Sunshine in Aly Soul
To-day," which followed, afforded ai
excellent opportunity for chorus woik.
Mr. Foster feelingly alluded to the death
of Mrs. W. S. McArthur, wife of the
union's ex-president, and Mr. M. M.
Shand offered an appropriate prayer.
By a rising vote Secretary Sleman was
authorized to convey tho sympathy of the
After a brief address of welcome by
Pastor C. A. Stakely and prayer by W. H.
H. Smith the battle-cry of District En
deavorers, "Washington, '96," was sung
c'vr.i more heartily than when the local
union was so vigorously conducting the
campaign for next year's convention.
But the Endeavorers dIunot sing ail the
time, and after "Washington '96," Mr.
FoBter introduced Mr. Ghartes S. Clark,
chairman of the committee on music for
the convention of '96, who spoke on "Chris
tian Endeavor Music." Music should be
a part of every religious meeting, said the
speaker, and the character of tho sing
ing must be according to the purpose of the
meeting. In a Christian Endeavor meet
ing the selections should be hymns of prayer,
power and praise. Trifling jingles and
formal, lifeless music should be avoided.
Ho deprecated too long a use of one par
ticular hymn book as teuding to that fa
miliarity which breeds contempt for the
hymns. He spoke of the importance of
having a good music committee in each so
ciety, and outlined the duties of such a
commltttee. Referring to the music for
the convention of '96, Mr. Clark said
elaborate prep arations for the perfection
of that feature were being made, and the
HIT OF THE CONVENTION.
The next hymn, "Scatter Sunshine," Mr.
Foster Baid was tho "hit" of tho Cleveland
c on vention. It was sung with a fervor and.
harmony which brought vivid memories to
the minds of the delegates to the big gath
ering in the Forest City.
"Spirituality in Our Music" waB the sub
ject of the second address by Miss E. E.
Kohler of the' Now York Avenue Presby
terian Society. Whatever lacks the spirit
of praise and harmony, should be eliminated
from congregational worship. Christians
should not lose sight of the meaning of tho
sounds. Churcheashouldnotemploy singers
in their choirs who do not believe the words
they sing. By such action the music would
lose none of its power and effect.
new hymns were rehearsed, notably, "Loyal
Soldiers." the words of which wore written
by Mr. John D. Morgan and the music by
Percy Foster. Tho hymn, dedicated to the
District Union, is a consecration prayer, the
score being tempo 7mafcho, and is a most
The inspiring patriotic notesof "Marching
Through Georgia.' was played upon the
piano and t hcEudeavorers waxed melodious
as they sang the rallying song of the Boston
convention of '95. The 'mizpah benediction
concluded the mass meeting.
Immediately afterwards the Endeavorers
who anticipate attending the Boston con
vention gathered inthcflecture room of the
church and Chairman Eoster, or the trans
portation committee explained the details
of the trip which have previously appeared
in The Times. Mr. Fostersaid the Washing
ton special will leave here at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning, and the District
Endeavorers will have a special Sound
steamer from New York to Providence.
The committee will issue a coupon ticket
covering all expenses or the trip ror $30.
SHE RECOVERED HER REASON
t'uriih T.ujrKtm'H Mother 3ril a Mistake
About Her Diiuchlcr's Sanity.
The case of Sarah Laggan for lunacy was
before a jury Thursday, and it was shown
to be a mistake. Tho writ under which
proceedings were begun waB upon affi
davit of her mother, Mrs. Mary McGraw,
of No. 1837 L street northwest.
When the witnesses were heard it proved
that the girl had been very ill and quite
demented, but now is apparently all right
Thelast witness was Mrs.McGrawherself.
She said Sarah' had been quite deranged,
and told some singular things she did
about going to church soon artershe was
ill. "But," she concluded, "she sleeps
well now, cats well, looks well, and is
The jury returned a verdict that Sarah
is of sound mind. Mrs. McGraw's affidavit
was made just after the illness.
Members of Anacostia Chapter, Ep
worth League, were entertained last night
by Mr. J. E. To well, the president, at
Rose Craft, his home, in Prince George's
county. Among those present were Rev.
nnd Mrs. James McLaren, Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Walson, Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Linger,
Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Green, Mr. D. E. Haines,
Misses Lizzie Walson, Cora C. McLean,
Emma Bowen, Alice Linger, Lillie Mc
Laren, Edith Pjles, and Messrs. H. A.
Linger, Jr., Frank McLean, Arthur Tew,
Frank Dony, William Pyles, and Maurice
Inspector Beaumont visited Anacostia
yesterday and made note of many needed
improvements in the sanitary arrangement
of the town. At the next meeting, of
the Citizens' Association the attention
of the proper committee will lie called
to tho bad garbage sen-ice, and Inspector
Beaumont has signified his intention of
assisting tho citizens to obtain a better
Ilo Prudent in Buying Ice.
Ice will soon be a necessity in every home,
and we want for your sake to giveawordof
caution, and say, get the best, andbesureto
buy from a responsible company. Tho ice
supplied by the Hygienic Ice Company a
responsible and successful home corpora
tionis freshly frozen, every day in the
year from the water, coming from the
famous Federal Springs, this water being
subjected to prolonged heat or distilled,
the result being tha f through the prolonged
heat and then the freezing every dangerous
germ is destroyed, Tor nothing of this sort
is kno wn tha t ca n iysisj. both heat and cold.
This distillation not only gives to this ice
its distinctly hygienic .characteristic, had
by no other ice sold In this city, but it also
secures the beautiful transparency and re
markable hardness, which together make
this ice superior in every way. "A hint
to the wise is sufficient" is old but still true.
Epwortli Social at Foundry.
The. regular monthly social of Foundry
Epworth League occurred last evening
in the Sunday-school room of the church. It
was uuder the auspices of the literary de
partment and the chairman, Mr. William
F. Wooiard, receives the credit for the
success of the entertainment. The Or
pheus Mandolin and Guitar Club, composed
of Messrs. Chandleo, Higgins, and Hop
jtlns, rendered musical numbers and Miss
Ella Knight sang a beautiful solo. The
feature of tho evening was a lecture by
Prof. Morrison, of the Congressional
Library, on the Yellowstono National
Park. It was illustrated by 6tereopticon
views, and was enjoyed by the large
Licenses to marry weregranted yesterday
to tho following: William O. Allen and
Mary Ellen Chase. Henry Hobart Nichols
and Wilhelmina von Stosch. George Na
thaniel Curzon, of England, and Mary
Mrs. Darling's Gharge Against
Her Former Daughter-in-law.
MRS. SPRANGER'S STORY TOLD.
0. C. Green, Trustoo of tho Estate From
Which She Inhorited, Declares tho Ac
cusation to Be a Falsehood and a Black
mailing Scheme Lawyer in Her Divorce
Suit Makes Corroborativa Statements.
New York, April 19 .Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Battle said to-day that he
was still Investigating the charges made
by Mrs. Flora Adams Darling, that in her
belief her son, Edward Irving Darling, who
died in Mount Clemens, Mich., on February
14, 1894, was deliberately poisoned. It
is not believed, however,, by the members
of tho district attorney's staff, that her
suspicions and accusations are'borne out by
tlie facta. It is regarded as scarcely prob
able, therefore, that the grand jury will
be asked to act on the matter until more
specific proofs are presented.
Mr. 0. C. Green, who was the trustee,
and afterward the agent of the Joshua
Pierce estate, from which young .Airs.
Darling inherited about $150,000, eald
yesterday in reference to the charges made
against Dr. and Mrs. Spranger:
"The whole thing Is a base fabrication
from beginning to end, nnd is nothing more
or leoH than a blackmailing scheme on the
part of Flora Adam3 Darling to gain
money and to ruin as worthy and lovely a
girl as ever lived. This woman has been
persecuting her daughter In-law ever
since her marriage to young Darling, a
woerthless, drunken scoundrel.
CLERK IN A MUSIC STORE.
"Darling was formerly employed as a clork
in a music store somewhere on Seventh
street in this city, when Beatrice met him.
She became infatuated with him and they
ran away and were married. Beatrice
had a little money which she had inherited
from her grandfather, Charles Tiernan, of
Baltimore, after tho death orhis widow, and
and brutal habits soon disgusted the young
wire and she made application for a di
vorce. "Soon after she hnd begun proceedings
theDarling woman wroternea most ecandal
ous letter, in which slid a censed me of be
ing instrumental in the separation of tho
young people, and said that my object was
to aid in the divorce proceedings, and then
to marry the young girl. The fact mat I
was a married man and had children nearly
as old as Beatrice did not seem to enter the
mind of this scheming woman.
"I had lieen a very intimate friend of the
young lady's father, and was selected as
trustee to manage the Joshua Pierce estate
in which Mr. J. P. Klingle, tho father of
Beatrice, had a iifo interest, .nth the
reversion of thoontireestate to his daughter.
"After his death I became the agent for
Beatrice and it was then that I first be
came acquainted with the schemes of Mrs.
Darling. She was continually demand
lug money on one pretext or another, claim
ing, among otherabsurd things, that she had
loaned $2-,000 to her con and that as his
wife was responsible for his debts, I
should at once pay the money over to her.
"When I received the letter accusing me
of trying to separate Darling and his wife
I consulted District Attorney Birney, who
was the counsel for young Mrs. Darling,
and he advised mo to bring an action for
criminal libel againat the woman, and it
was ouly through the intercession of
Beatrice that I d.d not do so. Beatrice was
married to the fellow when she was only
seventeen years old. That was about ten
years agor They rfud two children, who are
now with their mother.
"Beatrice did not see Darling for over a
year before his death. He went out to
Detroit to defend the divorce case, and took
employment as a clerk in a music store
there. That was about all he knew how to
do. His claim that hj fell out of a window
nnd was hurt is false. He .was injured
by a sign falling from the front of the
place where he was employed, and his back
"Dr. Spranger is as fine a young fellow
as one would wish to meet. He is inde
dependeutly rich, and is about twenty-nine
yenrs old. They were married from her
aunt's, Mrs. Gay Fenwick, of Baltimore.
"This woman, Darling, claims to have
been one of the founders of the Daughters
or the Revolution. She was, I believe,
a member, but was put out or the society
on. account of some crookedness in money
transactions.. This fellow did not have
a partich- of respect for his wife or her rel
atives, and she is connected with some of
tha bo6t families in Washington. When
Mr. Klingle, her father, died, he came on
to the funeral, and was in such a beastly
state of intoxicatiou as to disgust eve rone
who saw him."
DISTRICT ATTORNEY BIRNEY'S STATE
"EditorTimes: In yourissue of to-day you
publish a most sensational article headed
"Putto Death byPoison:EdwardDarlincs
Wire, a Washington Girl. Charged With It."
and reciting charcessaid to have been made
in New Nork by Mrs. Flora Adams Darling,
mother of the lady's first husband, charging
that his death was caused by poison admin
istered by his wife aided by lierpresent hus
band. Dr. Spranger. who was then Mr.Dar
"I am quiet Biire that The Times wouldnot
wish to lend itself to the wanton injury of
any person. least of all a young lady. As the
attorney for Mrs. Spranger from shortly
aftcrthe time she became the wireorthelate
Mr. Darling down to the present time, and
made familiar during a series of years past
her lirBt husband. I am in a position to
Btate unqualifiedly that the charges made by
Mrs. Flora Adams Darling are wicked in the
extreme, prompted by the utmost hatred Tor
her daughter-in-law, that hatred being
caused bv her dcteated attempts to obtain
part or the property which belongs to Mrs.
Spranger and which came tohernotrrom her
husband, who married her when she was a
child or but seventeen, but through her
- HAD APPLIED FOR DIVORCE.
"At the time of Edward I. Darling's
death, which occurred in Detroit, Mr.
and Mrs. Darliug were living apart, and she
was maintaining a suit against him for di
vorce. She had not seen him for months,
and his attending physicians certified that
his death resulted trom tuberculosis. Tho
young lady" was at that time under the ad
vice of one of the most reputable attorneys
of Detroit, who. having heard these ma
licious stories, even before the death of
Edward I. Darling, being circulated by his
mother, sent two physicians, namely,
Dr. Byron R. Erskine and Dr. Joseph N.
Cromam. to his mother to request that a
post mortem examination be made. I
have before me a copy of their report to
the attorney, from which I quote:
' Dear Sir- As per your request. I went
with Dr. Cromau to 'The Villa' for the. pur
pose or securing, if possible, a post mortem
of the body of Darling. On arriving there
we sent for Mrs. Wellcr, and inquired who
had the charge of the body. She stated
that Mrs. Smith, a sister of Mrs. Flora.
Adams Darling, now said to be uniting in
these charges, and herself had, and at my
request Mrs. Smith was called in. I then
stated in the presence o fMrs. Smith and Mrs.
Weller that I requested, in the name of
Mrs. Darling, the widow, that a post mnr
tem of the body take place: that we would
pay all the expenses; would consent to their
own physician and Dr. Croman or- any
other reputable physician that their own
doctormightselect making the examination.
CONSUMPTION CAUSED DEATH.
" 'Mrs. Smith then asked me why we
made such a request. I thereupon stated
to her that stories had been set in circula
tion "by tho mother of the deceased and
others to the effect that the widow had
made attempts to poison him, and that
she desired to convince the parties inter
ested and others of her entire innocence
in the matter, and also of the exact cause
of his death. Mrs. Smith then stated
that she had no doubt whatever that the
cause of his death was consumption, and
that she did not know whether he had
ever been poisoned or not: that if he had
no traces could be found upon post-mortem.
I then stated that we differed with her,
and that If poison had been administered
Another glorious op
portunity to buy your
table supplies at prices
that show a saving on
every item quoted. Your
Sunday Dinner will be
all the better if you trade
at the Emrich Markets.
Steak and Roast Beef, per lb.
lOc. and up.
Choice Lamb and Veal, per lb.
10c. to 20c
Sucar Cured Hams, per lb. 12c.
Sugar Cured Picnic Hams, per
Suerar Cured Shoulder, per lb.
Sausage, 3 lbs. for 25c.
Lard, per lb., 8c. and lOc.
4- Cans of Vegetables, 25c.
2 Cans of Fruit, 25c.
3 Cans Coto. Suet, 25c.
We chip our beef, cook our
ham and tongues, and there
3 packages Rolled Oats, 25c.
We dressed 5QO Chickens,
per lb. 12c. to 15c.
Fresh vegetables and fruit
always on hand.
cIf so desired meat bought
Saturday kept In cooler until
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Sth and M sts. nw. 5th and I sts. nw.
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13th st. and N. Y. ave. nw.
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Undertakers and Einbalmers.
Penn. ave. and id net.; 'Phone 7G4-J, Capitol
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BAESSELI On Thursday, April 18,
1895, at 9.30 p. ni., Louisa Bacssell, aged
twenty-nine years and six months.
Puneral from the residence of her
brother, Mr Henry G. Eae&sell, No. 2348
Brif:htwood avenue nortlnvest, to-morrow,
April 21, at 3 o'clock p. m.
BIRCKHEAD-On Thursday, April IS,
1895, at 0:15 a. m., Charles E., beloved
husband of Ella A. Birckhead.
Funeral from his late residence, 1113
Sixth street northwest, to-morrow after
noon, 21st instant, at 1 o'clock. Friends
of the family invited.
JJORMAN-On April IS, 1S95, AVilhel
mina Borman. ascd sixty-nine years,
Funeral from the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Louisa Donaldson. Brook
ville road, D. C., to-morrow, April 21, at
2:30 p m Services at Mount Zion Church,
Tenleytown, at 3 o'clock. Relatives and
friends respectfully invited to attend.
COLLINS On Thursday, April 18, 1S95.
at 9:10 p. m., William, beloved son of
Robert and Mary Collins, at the residence,
1012 East Capitol street.
Funeral Monday, April 22, at 3 o'clock.
Friends and relatives respectfully invited
HUDSON On Friday, April 19, 1S93,
at 1 p. m., Charles D. Hudson, at his resi
dence, 219 Third street northeast, in the
fifty-eighth year of linage.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
STEWART Entered into rest, April 17,
1895, at 4 o'clock p. m , Nancy Stewart,
widow of the late Charles Stewart, m the
ninety-fifth year of her age.
Funeral will take place from Plymouth
Church, Seventeenth and P streets, to
morrow, April 21, at 3 o'clock p. m.
Friends of the family are respectfully in
vited to attend. Casket will not be opened
WRIGHT On April 18, 1S95, Benjamin
F. T right, m his forty-eighth year.
Funeral private from 1423 Elgnth street
northwest, to-day at 4 o'clock p in.
PROPOSALS FOR FUEL, PROVENDER
AND ICE FOR THE UNITED STATES
NAVAL OBSERVATORY Navy Depart
ment, Bureau of Equipment, Washington,
D. C, April 12, 1895. Sealed proposals,
in duplicate, addressed to the Chief of the
Bureau of Equipment, Navy Department,
Washington. D. C, -will be received at this
Bureau until 2 o'clock p. m., on Thursday,
May 9, 1595, and publicly oiiened immedi
ately thereafter, for the supply of the fol
lowing articles: Fuel, provender and ice,
to be delivered at the United States Naval
Observatory, Georgetown Heights, Wash
ington, D. C, in accordance with tho speci
fications, which, with blank form of pro
posals and instructions to bidders, will be
supplied upon application to tins Bureau or
to the Superintendent of the Naval Ob
servatory. The Bureau reserves the right
to wcive informalities and will reject auy
or all bids not considered advantageous to
the Government. Responsible security will
be required for the faithful performance
of the contracts. F. E. CHADWICK, Chief
of Bureau. apl 3,20,27 ,may6.
to such an extent as to endanger life
traces of it could Ije discovered on the
"The letter concludes, after reciting
much of the conversation which occurred
and that Mrs. Darling, sr.. came In and
made herself a party to the conversation,
with the following:
" As soon as the opportunity occurred I
internipted her (Mrs. Smith) and informed
her of the object of our visit: that I was
satisfied that if any poisoning had occurred
a post-mortem would show it. and that
we were willinjc to pay the expenses of
the most eminent specialist for making an
examination of any and all of tho organs,
so as to convince them. She thereupon
consulted with Mrs. D., sr.. and stated
that they would not permit it. Re
spectfully, (Signed) BYRON R. ERSKINE.'
"The report is endorsed as a cdfrect
statement by Dr. Joseph M. Groman.
ATTEMPT AT BLACKMAIL.
"After the death of Mr. Edward I Darl
ing, which occurred in February, 1S94, his
mother endeavored to force her daughter-in-law.
through threats of these charges,
to pay her money and discharge her debts,
amounting, to several thousand dollars.
This she refused to do, having no love or
affection for the woman who had, more
than any other person, been the cause
of her uuliappiness with her first husband,
and who had even gone so far as ro en
deavor to get her incarcerated in a lunatic
"My acquaintance with the present
husband of the young lady has been brief,
but from his reputation in Detroit, where
hi is known, from his appearance and his
manner, he is beyond question an honor
able and upright gentleman of the best
standing in his profession, which so young
a man could attain, and utterly incapable
of entertaining the idea of such a horrible
crime as is here charged against him by
the wicked woman who seeks to blast the
married life of thisyoungpair "
"They are now in California and I write
tliLs without communication with them,
and from a sense only of righteous indig
nation against the author or this calumny,
A. A. BIRNEY.
PROPOSALS FOR COAL, ICE, AN2
washing towels. United States Commis
sion of Fish and Fisheries, "Washington,
D. C, April 13. 1895 Sealed proposals
will be received by (he undersigned at this
Commission until THURSDAY, the 9th.
day or May, 1895, at 2 o'clock p. m., at
which time and place they will be opened
in the presence of attending biddera, forfur
nlshlntc such coal and ice as may be ordered
during the fiscal year ending June 30, 188G.
Bids are also invited for washing towels.
The right is reserved to reject any and all
bids, to waive technical defects, aEd to ac
cept any part of any bid and leject tha
other part. Blanks for proposals, with,
specifcatlon of the requirements to be
met in respect to each article, and also tho
estimated quantities probably to be re
quired of each, will he lurnished on ap
plication to the disbursing agent. HER
BERT A. GILL, Acting Commissioner.
Tit EASURYDEPARTMENT. WASHING
TON. D. C. April 0. 1895. SEALED PRO
POSALS will be received at this Depart
parttiunt until 2 o'clock p. m., Thursday,
May 9,1895,forfiirnrshinto tbeTreasury
building and itp dependencies in the, city
of Washington. D. C during the fiscal vear
ending Jure 30. 1896, the followicg de
scribed service. For removing ashes, sew
ing, laying and cleanings carpets, and
washing towels; for purchase of wasto
paper; for supplying stationery, forage,
fuel, ice, lumber, files, boxes, etc. Pro
pofals for stationery, forage, fuel, ice,
lumber, furniture, painters and
pluxnbtrs material, hardware ami miscel
laneous supplies will include the quantities
required by the Coast and Geodetic Survey,
and those for stationery, forage, fuel, and
icp will include the quantities required by
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Blank forms of proi.osals with mat rat turns
to bidders can be obtained upon applica
tion to the office of the SupnHtetutcnt,
Treasury building. The Department re
serves the right to reject any and all Wds,
or any part of a bid, and to waive de
fects. W. E. CURTIS, Acting Secretary.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OFFICE
of the Supervising Architect, Washington,
D. C, April 19, 1895. Sealed proposals
will be received at this office until 2 o'clock:
p..m., ou the 21ST DAY OF MAY, 1895,
and opened Immediately thereafter, for
all the labor and materials required to
build three (3t additional stories over the
old boiler house portion of the United
States Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
at "Washington, D. C, including changes in
present building, in accordance with draw
ings and specifications, copies of which
may b- had on application at this office.
Each bid mu6t be accompanied by a certi
fied check in amount not less than 2 per
cent, of the amount of proposal. The De
partment reserves the right to reject any
or all bids, or to waive any defect or in
formality in any bid. All proposals re
ceived after the time stated for opening'
will be returned to the bidders. Proposals
must b enclosed In envelopes sealed and
marked, "Proposal for addition to U. 8.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing, at
"Washington, D. C," and addressed to
WILLIAM MARTIN AIKEN, Supervising
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE KE
ceived until 2 p. m., MAY 9, 1895, to fur
nish to the Smithsonian Institution, United
States National Museum. Bureau of In
ternational Exchanges, National Zoo
logical Park, and Bureau of Ethnology,
during thefiscal year ending June 30, 1896,
buppnes of the roiiowniecLuws.
Chemicals, wooden boxes and unit draw
ers, food for animals, fuel and ice, paints,
oils. etc.. hardware, lumber, stationery,
textiles, miscellaneous supplies, washing,
sale of waste material.
Awards will be made only to established
manufacturers of or dealers in te articles.
The right is reserved to waive defects
and to reject any oxall bids or partsof bids.
Blank forms, with specification for pro
posals, and further information desired by
intending bidders will te iuintshed on ap
plication at the office of the Assistant
Secretary- S. P. LANGLEY. fcecretarr.
PROPOSALS FOR BURGLAR-PROOF
VAULT ASD BUILDING MATERLALS.
Office of Building for Library of Congress,
145 East Capitol street, Washington, D.C.,
Apnl 20th. 1895. Separate sealed pro
posals will be received at this office until
2 p. in. on Friday, the third day of May,
1895, and opened immediately thereafter
in presence or bidders, for funxshmg- and
delivering at the site of the Building for
Library of Congress, in this city, the fol
lowing approximate quantities of LuiidiEg
2,000 cubic yards of River Sand,
2,500 barrels Natural Hydraulic Cement,
1,000 barrels Portland Cement,
1,000 cubic yards Broken Stone,
and a burglar-proof vault to be put in
place by the contractor. Specifications,
gene ml instructions and romlittOMs and
blank forms of proposal may he fM aiiied
on application to this office. BERNARD R.
GREEN, Superintendent and Eiiginr.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMIS
sion, Washington, D. C, April 13. 1895.
Sealed proposals will be received at this
office until 2 o'clock p. m., Monday, May
13, 1895. at which time and place they will
be opened in the presence of attending bid
ders, for furnishing the following classes
of supplies during the fiscal year ending
June jo. Is96 Stationery, ice. and such
miscellaneous articles as may be ordered.
Bids are also invited for the purchase of
waste paper from the commission and for
washing towels. Bids will be considered
on each item separately. The right is re
served to reject nny and all bids, to waive
technical defects, awl to accept any part
of any bid and reject the otherpart. Blanks
for proposals, with specif i cations of the
requirements to be met in respect to each
article, and also the estimated quantities
probably to be required of each, wfll be
furnished on application to the secretary.
Responsible security will be required for
the faithful performance of the contracts.
By the Commission. EDW. A. MOSELEY,
Secretary. ap20 ,22,27,my6
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS, D.
C. Washington, D. C, April 18, 1895.
Sealed proposals will be received at this
office until 11 o'clock a. nx, on APRIL
25. 1895, for supplying the District with
second-hand granite block and trap rock
Blank forms of proposals, specifications,
and all necessary Information may be ob
tained at this office. J.W.ROSS. GEORGE
TRUESDELL, CHAS. F. POWELL, Com
missioners. D. C.
PROPOSALS FOR STATIONERY AND
miscellaneous supplies. Navy Department.
Washincton. D. C. April 13. 1895. Sealed
proposals, iu duplicate, addressed to the
Secretary of the Navy, and endorsed "Pro
posals for stationery and miscellaneous
supplies." will be received at this Depart
ment until 2 o'clock p. m.. on THURSDAY,
MAY 9. 1895. for furnishlnc such station
ery and supplies for the Navy Department.
Includins the Naval Observatory and theHy
drozraphic Office, in Washincton.dunnjr the
fiscal year endinc June 30, 1896. Wank
forms of proposals, civmc the necessary in
formation, will be furnished on application
to this department. The department reserves
the richt to waive defects and to reject;
any or all bids. Contracts will be awarded
only to manufacturers of or recular dealers
In trie articles to be furnished.
H. A. HERBERT.
Secretary of tlie Navy.
PROPOSALS FOR ICE.FUEL.FOR.VGE
and for Washing Towels. War Depart
ment, Supply Division, Washington, D. C,
April 13, 1895. Sealed proposoLs, in du
plicate, subject to usual conditions, will be
received here until 2 o'clock p. m THURS
DA Y.MAY 9, 1895,at which time they will
be opened, for furnishing Ice, Fuel, and
Forage, and for Washing Towels, for the
War Department, Its Bureaus and Offices,
during fiscal year ending June 30, 1896.
Blank forms of proposals, showing items
and estimated quantity of Ice, fuel and
forage required, also estimated number of
towels to be washed, will be furnished on
application. The ice, fuel (coal and wood),
and forage to be delivered at the War De
partment, Bureaus or Offices, in Washing
ton, for which required, in such quantities
and at such timesjas the convenience of the
Department may require. Proposals for
washing .towels should state price per
dozen. Proposals must be on blank forms
furnished by the Department, and securely
inclosed in sealed envelopes indorsed 6a
outside, "Proposals for Ice," "Proposals
for Fuel," "Proposals for Forage," "Pro
posals for Washing Towels," respectively,
and addressed to M R THORP. Chief of
Supp: j Division. al3,14,20,21,27,m6-6t