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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MAX 15, 1895.
The Washington TimBS JETZET DAT XS TUB YKAB.1 OWNED AND ISSUED BY The Washington Times Companr TIMES BUILDING. JEOlXUWXSr COBXEB rEXXSTLTJLNU. AXIXVX ISO Tzxra tiinEET. Telephone Editorial Kooms, 4SS, Business 012ce, 237. Price, Dallj-Edition..... One Cent Sunday Edition ..Tnreo Cents. By the month Tbirty-nve Cents. WASHINGTON, D. C, MAY 15, 1895. t Euuwcribera to "Tlio Times" will confer & favor iiy promptly reportlns any dis courtesy of collectors, or neglect of duty on tuo purl of tuo carriers. Complaint Cltlier liy mull or In person will reoelvo prompt attention. Papers should be de livered to all parts of tlie city by 0:30 o'clook each inorninsr. including Sunday. "The "WuKlitnston Times" Is u, meiu tor of tlie Hoclidnlo Co-operative So ciety. IIOTT TO DETECT THE BOGUS. Tlio Times finds it uecessury to in form tlio publlo tlint it, reuortcrs aro required to -wear badges, authorized by tlie District CommlxetonerH, bear ing: the name of tills paper. Persons vlio represent themselves as reporters for The Times should al ways ho required to show their badges and if they cannot do it, tlio public should "witlihold those courtesies shown the duly accredited represent atives. In this connection it should be stated that one, Charles M. Heller, is not and never lias been connected -with The Times. CTHE COXTBASTED CONDITIONS. The country is about to witness a novelty In financial affairs. The public is soon to be given an illustration of the difference between politioal buncombe and offiulal reality. Secretary Carlisle will shortly hold up his congressional record as a free silver advocate and make comparison with his present attitude as a bupporter of tho admiiiiutration financial policy. In other words he contemplates making a uumber of speeches in the South to place himself squarely before the public on the finaucial question, and if possible to check the growing free silver sentiment and advance the cause of sound inoney. Those who know Secretary Carlisle "will not credit the report that he has never beenafreesHvcradvocate. Hlsmuchquoled denunciation of the demonetization act as 1873 and his votes in favor of free coinage in the House are sufficient cvideuce to the contrary, nor will he publicly make such a statement. Hut like others who have given the question more carof ulstudy and who arc not prejudiced by a desire to be returned to Congress Secretary Carlisle hits learned that national free silver is a different proposition when considered from an un biased standpoint. Because of the popularity of Secretary Carlisle in the South his coming tpeech xnxking tour is an event of more than or dinary interest. He enters the htrungliold of Irec coinage advocates under different cir cumstances than governed his foirner po litical campaigns. At that time be -was a candidate soliciting votes and bis speeches "were tempered, accordingly. Now he is the keeper of our great monetary system -with the responsibility of our financial integrity renting on bis shoulders, and what he rays must, from ueeewity, be prompted by sincere motives. In former campaigns he was Carlisle, tbo politician. To-dsy be is Carlisle, tbo Secretary of tbo Treasury. BOAltD OF TKADE HKKOM-lUiltS. The opon meeting of the Board of Trade laBt evening was largely attended by repre sentative citizens, and thecampaign.against the lawleoauess across the river was vig orously begun. Not much help can be expected from Governor O'Ferrall. His position as a candidate for the United States SeiiateTnd the lack of authority conferred by the Virginia laws will prevent his earnest co operation. In reply to the protest to be forwarded by the Board of Trade he will probably send condolences and that will be the extent of Mb support. But that will make no difference with the final Jesuit. The fact that WabliingUm Beiilimeiit demands a cliange in the conduct of Alexandria county arfairs will largely influence the coming election and postlbly Buceeed in defeating the present gambler regime. There is also hope in the appli cation to be brought before the Supreme Court for the jurisdiction of Alexander Island. Should this result favorably to the District both Jackson City and the outlaw track will be extinguished so far as their power to openly violate thelaw Iscoucerued. It should be a matter for public congrat ulation that the Board of Trade has proceeded sgaiust Alexandria county law lessness. The question will now be prose cuted to successful results. FEROCIOUS FOES. One of tho most Important allies of the Cuban revolutionists in hlaughtoring Spanish troops is the American newspaper. It is mightier than the mightiest rebel leader. If he tlnjs his thoutauds the newspaper, published hundreds, perhaps thousand?, of miles distant though it be, tlays its tens of thousands. If Spain is wise fhc will keep her col dicrs at low, at cafe distance from tlie American newspaper. The Eranhh coun sel de-dares-tlat he has kept a itcoid and it shows that the American press has killed C8.000 Spaniards. This is dreadful. It matters not that there are not nearly as many troops as that In Cuba. That Is a mere bagatelle, and when the American press gets worked up it dcetn't stop at trifles. Considering all there things, it is quite a relief to know that the Spanish cruiser, Infanta Ifabella, has gotten tafely away from Tampa and hailed straight for Havana. If she had remained much longer she might have beeuhlown out of the water with all aboaid by tcme nowspnper. HE VIGILANT! It appears by a icrort from tho United States consul at Nogales, Mexico, that the Southwcfctern fronfer of the United States is seriously threatened with the Importation of different epidemics. Among the dteeaseK which may come in from Mexico he mentions fmallpox, typhus and yellow fever. So great is the danger, he says, thai quarantine precautions as ftrict ns at New York, New Orleans, and other ports ought to betaken at Nogales. There Is timely warning contained in this official's report. It has beon sus pected that tho Southwestern frontier of tho country is not sufficiently guarded against the influx of contagious diseases. The Eection is not very densely Eettled, and this fact probably is the cause of tho re laxation of that vigilance which is ex ercised at other points. Ifwould be -wisdom on the part of the proporauthorities to take such steps as the courul'e report would seem to call for. In this connection it is important to noto tho prevalence of smallpox at various places in the Ohio Valley, especially In Wheeling, Martinsburg, a"d Cincinnati. Our local health authorities may as -well keep an eyo upon trains coining from that quarter. SOUND DOCTU1NE. In his address of welcomo to the chiefs of police yesterday Commissioner Itoss enunciated some very sound civil serv ice principles. He declared that iu mu nicipal administration business methods ought to prevail, no appointments and pro inoiious made save upou mem, aud no re movals except for cause. lie deprecated the appreciation of influence, and held that all these tilings applied with paiticu lar force to the police. Commissioner Ross is entirely right. In the matter of appointment, good char acter and fair business qualifications should be the standard, while good conduct, efficiency aud devotion to duty should de termine the question of promotion and tenure of office. Upou this basis a model administration can be reared, nor can tlio best results be obtained by auy other courso. Chiefs of police will bo in complete hannouy with these sentiments for they are no doub tfrequently hampered In tlie con trol aud efficient disposition of their sub ordluates by pressure aud inllueuce from their superiors in office. They unques tionably realize that tho "morals" of a police force is best upheld if tho men understand Unit lliey are judged upou their merits alone, that no favoritism, bias or prejudice is allowed to enter into the making up of their records, and nothing but their lecord determines their pre ferment. Commissioner Boss laid down rules which -will make every municipal govern ment that is guided by them a very ideal of perfection. Two Recorders Compared. Editor Times: It Is not fair that Re corder Taylor should submit the accuracy of his work to only two gentlemen, Messrs. Scaggs and Hoover, since of the twenty thousand deeds recorded by him less than three thousand could have come to the notice of these gentlemen. "Who shall speak for the remaining seventeen thou sand? Clearly the hundreds of lawyers who daily search the records. "When Mr. Ta ylor claims to have dismissed only half of his copyists he does not give tho facts. Of the twenty-two he found upon taking charge, he dismissed sixteen, and has made thirty appointments as copyists since his appointment. Has he kept his civil service promises? Let the record speak. The ten first dismissed recorded in sev enteen months seventeen thousand one hun dred ana hrent j -three deeds, all of which were perfectly recorded, except thirty five, and these thirty-five averaging less than fifteen .words to the, deed , some never having niuue . utrror; bonce tlie boons muae up ny thw must be itlmost entirely free from erasures and intcilincatlons. Tlie av erage tenure of office of the sixteen dis missed was five years aud thirty-six days. The average tenure of those appointed by the Recorder in this "merry go-round" way has been less than four months. It is, therefore, absurd to say that their work Is superior to that done by the traiued and experienced copyists under Recorder Bruce. I challenge the Recoider to submit for the inspection of the public the "efficiency record" book adopted by Mr. Bruce, which will show that more errors, more erasures aud interlineations have been made in the record "bookA bythe"iiew copyists during his term than .were, made during the seven teen months preceding Mr. Bruce's retire ment. Bring out the book. G. C. S. RescueTroda:b Meeting. Rescue Lodge, No. 5, I. O. G. T., held an enjoyable meeting last Monday evening at their hall, comer of Four-and-a-half and G streets southwest. Chief Templar H. P. Thomas presided. Three candidates were initiated, and a goodly number of applications received. The Graud Lodge of the District of Colum bia were received with ritualistic cere mony, and heartily welcomed. The en tertainment committee, through its chair man, Mr. "W. T. Rolay, reported an enter tainment for June 10, and iuuoh good tal ent will participate. During tlie social session brief addresses were made by Grand Counselor A. T. Maupln, Gnind Sec retary A. Kalstrom; G. S. J. T. Rus sell; G. M. J. C. Suter; G. C. J. 8. Blackford, Judge John J. Weed, aud recitation by Miss Sadie Higdou. WEST END NEWS AND GOSSIP. An entertainment was given by the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor or the West Washington Lutheran Church last evening. Among the features of the programme were recitations by Messrs. A. J. Ogle and Barton Miller, vocal solo by Miss liable Stewart, banjo solo by Miss Mattie Schneider, a dialogue by three little girls of the junior class, quartette by mem bers oi the senior orJer and a drill by the junior order. The affair was opened by a pry.er by Pastor S. Biliheiiuer. The Y. C. E. Club rendered several pieces or string music. Th'i social coniniittee headed by Mr. Otto H. Fischer, chairman, were the Misses Louise Semmelbauer, Matilda Koes ter and Manimie Allen and Mr. M. J. Kohr. A large attendance was noted. Mr. George "W". Wise, the Mm reel under taker, has returned from his business trip ta Michigan. Mrs. L. Slack, of Leesburg, Va., is vis iting her sister, MJss Fowler, of Thirtieth street. Miss Ethel Lockhart has been made queen of the May ball to b given by Mrs. Flora Dyer's class at the National Rifles' armory on Friday night. A union has been formed by the Christian Endeavor societies of Georgetown. The ftSIowing officers have been elected. Pres ident, Mr. F. Green; vice president, Mr. A. Moulton; second vice president, Miss Vcs scy; treasurer. Miss Claggctt; recording secretary, Mr. W. Fisher, and correspond ing secretary, Mr. J. J. Roberts. Evangelist Percy G. Elsom will conduct a two-weeks' revival at the Gay Street Baptist Church. The revival willconimeuce Wednesday night. A supposed mad mongrel dog was shot by Officer Edwards yesterday morning in the grounds of the parsonage of Dumbar ton Avenue M. E. Church. ANACOSTIA NEWS. .JohuHiitchinsonwasarrestodlastovcning by Policeman iironeou and locked up in the Aimcoslia station charged with par ticipating in au affray at Good Hope Monday afternoon. During the light Philip Snyder was badly beaten. Hutch inson is the son of the owner of Uie Anacostia station. At the meeting of the Hillsdale Citizens' Association hed Monday "night the or gualzntion declared in favor of a post office in that town instead of free delivery. As there are a number of persons debiring the potation or postmaster in case a post office iseslablished the association adopted a resolution ravonng tlie appointment of Rolert Waring. Dr. George Havenner, who rrBides ou Minnesota avenue, reported that some one attempted to bruit: into hie house .Monday night by cutting out the blind slats and cutting a hole in the glaBS M5. Frank Haines has contracted for the erection of a large building at Harrison aud Pierce streets, to be occupied as a drug store. span 33ous, READ THIS Here's a Chance to Make Money 3 and be Reporter's The Times mahes the following oF fer to the School T5ovs of the Dis trict of Columbia. Twenty-five cents will bo paid for every item of new3 of enough, public intere3ttobo printed, pro vided the item is not already known to The Timos. CONDITION'S: Each contributor must attend tho Public Sohools generally or tho High Schools of tho District. Contributions must bo writton on one sido of tho paper only. The contributor's name and homo address and namo of school must accompany tho contribution and must ho writton on a Boparato aheet of paper. Contributions must bo sent or brought to the City Editor. No contributions will be received be foro 4 p. m. TERRORS OF THE CROOKS Police Chiefs of This Country and Canada in Convention. President Robs' "Welcomo Ko Lays Sires In His SpeeoU Upon tlio Application ot CivU Sorvici. No crooks or criminals in disguise put up .at the Ebbitt Hcufco yesterday, although such easy prey as the Baptist brethren pas tured there, for tills hotel was the head quarters of the convention of the National Chiefs of Police Union. Since Saturday theso lynx-eyed, able bodied men have been gathering from all parts of tlw United States and of Canada for the convention which, opened yester day morning. Tho meeting was called to order by President Seavey a little later than 10:30. Commissioner Ross was introduced and cordinlly welcomed the delegates. He said in part "I believe that the municipal government should bo conducted on 6trict business principles. Such, for instance, as those that obtain in a bank or any other corpo ration, and that appointments to all tlio departments ot the municipality, tho po lice force Included, should be based on merit only; that all promotions should de pend upon efficiency alone." President Seavey, in his annual addreesy spoke of the history of the union since its oiganlzatiou at Ciiicago in 1893. "" Hecietary Harvey O. Carr's report showed tlie Union to be in a flourishing financial Condition. MaJ. Moore, superintendent of the Wash ington police, then announced the fol lowing programme of entertainments which hud been prepared for the guests. Wednes day, visit" to the Soldiers Home aud the ZoopThursday, a trip to Mouut Vernon and .Marshall Hall, and also a banquet; Friday, a trip to Arlington and a view of the cavalry drill at Fort Myer. The convention then proceeded to eleot officers for the coming year. Oilier Ben jamin P. Eldridge, ot Boston, being unani mously choseu president. Maj. Mooro was nominated, but declined to compete. Secretary Carr was re-elected for another term. At the afternoon meeting a report ot the executive committee on the subject of re wards offered for tlie arrest of criminals was read. At first It urged upon tliemem bers the necessity of discouraging the of fering and accepting ot such rewards, but tlie passage was afterward ameuded to so a s to read: "The police departments represented in tlie International Union of Chiefs of Po lice in tlie United States and Canada will not require or demand a reward offered by the mayor of any city for the arrest and detention of any criminal, excepttheactual expenses incurred by tlie department mak ing the arrest. In regard to rewards from private persons, this resolution does not hold good." This provoked quite a lively debate, some chiefs seeming to think thatthey were entitled to the reward money aud others that the system created jealousy aud corruption. The latter sentiment prevailed aud the resolution wus pafeted by a unanimouns vote. The convention then adjourned till 10 o'clock this morning. Boon altei tl.e adjournment the chiefs were put into lino by Major Moore and then marchtd ou lo the While Houte, where they wero received by Piesldent Cleveland at 4 o'clocic. Among those present are: Supt. C. C. Starkweather, ot Detroit, Mich.; Chief Frank MeDennott, Savannah, Ga.; Chief J. C. Arnold, Dallas, Tex.; Chief J. H. Maddox, Fort Worth, Tex.; Chief T. C. McD onald , Birm Ingham , Ala.; Supt . Thom as Camion, New Albany, Ind.; Chief O. G. Low, Burlington, Iowa; Chief A. B. Con nolly, Atlanta, Ga.; Chief T. M. Butner, Macon, Ga.; Chief D. Crau Oliver, Alliens, Ga.; Chief W. S. Seavey, Omaha; Supt. Henry Hoelin, Clevelnnd, Ohio; Chief Bcu jaminRailz, Toledo, Ohio; Chief H.T.Drun nore, Aurora, 111.; Chief Peter Burke, Mo bile, Aln.; Chief Ed KitlilMJii, Moliue, IU.; Chief Thomas Farmer, Cedar Rapids; Chief R. H. Kennedy, Greenville, 8. C; Chief T.W. II ill, Chattanooga, Tonn.; Chief J. J. Atkins, Knoxville, Tenn.; Chief Frank McMahon, Little Rock, Ark.; Chief Benjamin P. Eldridge, Boston, Mass.; City Murshal Charles F. Richardson, West Nuw ton, Mari.; Chief Alonzo Boomian, Brook line, Mass.; Chief Willlaui Bennett, Brad ford, Pa.; Chief S. R. Vernier, Johnstown, Ta.; Chief J. T. Janseu, Milwaukee, Wis.; Chief Ben jainln Murphy, Jersey City, N. J.; Chief Charles H. Donovan, Iloboken, N. J.; Chief Heury Hopier, Newark, N. J.; Supt. William J. McKelvey, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Chief Wiley Williams, Columbus, Ga.; Chief Detective Augubtua Ruynohls, Columbus, Ga.; ChiefH. R. Armstrong, Duluth, Minn.; CommissionerA.P. Sherwood, Ottawa.Ont.; Chief Harvey O. Carr, Grand ltuplds, Mich.; Supt. Phil Deitcli, Cincinnati, O.; Com missioner George Hcnshaw, Cincinnati; Supt. C. Meagher, Tcire Haute. Ind. Lawyers' Fees Distributed. Judge Cox yesterday decided the suit of Maxwell & Chase, the attorneys, against Joel M. Bryan and others for half or a S3.000 fee awarded by the Court of Claims in a Cherokee Indian case. The Older di rects that the costB of tho suit be yiaid and that the remainder be distributed art fol lows: S. W. Peel, $750; Joel L. Baugh, S-100; Maxwell & Chase, $100; and the balance in equal shares to Bryan and to Maxwell & Chase. Now TraiiisnnRnyal HluoLIno. The Royal Blue Line tram service to PhiIadeUmia"and New Yoric uas Deen greatly improved by the addition of new trains, notably1 the trains leaving Washington at 7 a, m., arriving Philadelphia 10:15 a. m., New York 12:45 p. m and leaving "Washington at 1230 p. ni., arriving Phila delphia. 340 i). in., New York 5 r6 p. m. Southbound a new train will leave New York 8 a. m., Philadelphia 10:aa a. ra., arrive Washington i:40 p. m., and another will leave Philadelphia 3:30 p. ni., arrive :WaBhington 6: 30 p. m. The time of most of the old 'trains has been materially reduced. ATA JOLLYHODSE WARMING Washington Ad. Writers Club in Its New and Cozy Home. Many Prominent Sleroliants Attend .tlio Initial Gathering In Tlie Times IluUdlnir TVbat It Has Done. Tho Ad. Writers 6lub, a prosperous or ganization ot gentlemen who write "pieces" of a rather practical nature for the newspapers, had a jolly "house warming" last night in its new home in Tho Times building, which was attended by many merchants ot tbo city and out of town. A repast ot uncommonly good things was served by Freund, songs were sung, Btorics told, and the hours made merry until tho warning bell ot midnightsouuded. Music was furnished by the Olmo Mando lin Club, a talented band ot young "Wasli ingtonians, who have just accepted one of several offers to play in European coun tries. The quartet consists of Messrs. A. V. Holmes, director; A. E. Youndt, B. F. Judson, and H. E. Galleher. Mr. Thomas Wilkinson added to his repu tation as an entertainer by several racy songs, which brought out the good voices of tho club and gueBts in tho ringing choruses. Ho also told several humorous stories, and this drew forth several other racontoura, including Messrs. S. J. King, G. LauBburgh, and M. Dyrcnforth. Mr. G. Lansburgh also entertained the company, Willi some interesting and laugh able anecdotes, illustrating the vicissitudes of his early business career. Other speeches were made by S. J. King and Frank Couger, aud Mr. L. Abrahams added to tlie merriment by some ideas new aud old on curious metlmds tn adverlibiug. The rooms are situated on the second floor of The Times building, aud com mand a splendid view of tlie avenue. They have been beaut If ully f uruislied, aud contain e.very facility that goes to make a perfect modern club. The iiumes of the members of tills asso ciation, who, after the keeu business rivalries of -the day, make love to each other at night, are Messrs. Isaac Gnus, president; George W. Keut, vice presi dent; Frank Pierce, secretary; Gus Nord If tiger i treasurer; F. McO. Smith, William Scheffer, Thomas Wilkinson, George Lewis, S. M. Goldsmith and A. Kuufman Among those present last night were: Messrs. Alex C. Chapin, Richard B. Gib bons, and Samuel J. King, of New York; E. J. Barrett, of the New York Illustrated News, B. F. Burns, of Hnrrisburg, Pa., John QucnUon Bpdgqrs, of Philadelphia, F. S. Osborn, of Philadelphia, John G. Slater, Lewis Abraham, Alfred Mayer, Joseph Strasburger. Sidney Bieber, M. Dyrcnfortli.E. M.vDyrenforth, Harry Fried lander, Phil Frlcdlajider, Joseph Jacobi, T. Pliny Moran, E. K. Chapman, Gus Lans burgh , Jacob Strasburger, Edward Kohner, Ben Nordlinger, Sam Ganss, J. Ph. Herr mann, J. Whit Herron, Harry King. C. W. Richardson, E. II. Droop, Frank B. Conger. Letters regretting' inability to attend were received from Messrs.'BerJah AVIIkins, Com missioner Ross, Frank B. H. Thomas and others. Looking over that splendid body of solid business-men last uight, qne could not help dwelling on what, they have done to make thls"onfi ot the mott attractive cities If not the most attractive city in the world. Throughout the country Uncle Sam gets credit for It all, and, while nooue begrudges that jolly friend of. the cartoonist every praise for alLthegpod things hehas done for us, it is unfair- to rob our business men of tho encomiums' that are justly theirs. There was a time and that not so many yearB ago when Washington was scarcely a speck upon the commercial wheel. Trade could not be bracketed for a moment in any mention of politics and art, and struggling industries were relegated to remote sub urbs by the operation of that portion of the common Jaw .-that defined nuisances. Our monejed clashes did tbetrshoppiiii: mother cities, and those who could not afford to do so were compelled to pay exorbitantly for their necessaries. Bjt gradually &ome merchants, more dar ing than others, branched out ou a compara tively large scale, and by judicious use of the columns of local newspapers began to convince the people that they could tuvo their railroad fares aud iiotcl bills and get as desirable goods for their money here as they could else where. Their success cauged other merchants to settle in Washington, and many young and brainy men ceased drawing Ralaries so that they -might puy them in stores of theirown. As a -result of all this, no resident of Washington need now go elsewhere for anything he or she may want In the shop ping line. Some still do it, ot course, be cause they think it fashionable, but there can be little gratification in satisfying one's rashidiiable predilections at the un necessary expense of one's pocketbook. These people, however, are few and far between. When our merchants learned that the purchase of advertising space, like the purchase of diamonds; required the cerv ices of an expert, they added advertising departments to their stores with intelli gent men at their heads, until now nearly every merchant has his announcements pre pared by some one of tlie gentlemen who form the Ad. Writers' Association. They are, as It were, a corps of the heralds of trade the masters of ceremonies who in troduce their employers' merchandise to possible customers; and every good busi ness man knows that a good introduction is half the battle. They htivo not only an ex pvrt knowledge Of the business with whrch they dealv but a correct Idea of the art of typographical display aud the literary training that gives polish to their work. These ad. writers are uot umnlndtul of that weU-turned sentence, attributed to Hugh J. 'Grant: "If I had all the money that I have paid for advertising, 1 should be well-to-do; but having spent It, I am rich." To suih up, they have a three fold character their work conduces to their employers' prosperity; they make news papers attractive, and they serve the pub lic by minimilug the risk and tedium of Bhopping. And there is a fourth, for they are ait good lellows. e . Trunk: Bobbed by a Porter. Detective Boyd yesterday arrested George R. Burns, a porter, on the charge of grand larceny. It is alleged that while remov ing the trunk of-Mis's Kate Sullivan, of No. (527 D stieet ndrthwest, Burns ab stracted $50 in mqney from the trunk and then carefully relticked it. Church Officers Chosen. Washington paf!sh'L Christ Church, last night elected C. 5V".'Bland as vestryman in place of James .Berry, declined; also elected O. -B. Hallani and E. N. Waters delegates to the coming diocesan conven tion. The Washington Grain Elevator, Dela ware and Florida avenues -northeast, sell flour, grain, hay, and feed in less than car lols at the quotations of the Washing ton Grain Exchange. S. S. DAISH & SON. very finest lenses flttod in a si lon- did pair of EYEGLASSES or SHEC- TACLES only Si EBXo oxtra charge for making a scientlUiC' examination and ad Justing tho proper glasses to tho eyes. McAllister St Co., m ft OPTICIANS, H 1311 F Street N. W. (Next Sun Bldg.) &S 0Vn&WWlft JL X -L As Is generally known by almost every man in Washington, the transfer, by which The New York Clothing House became our property, was effected last winter. This transaction required all the ready money at our disposal. Other obligations will mature on the 25th of May. Owing to the universal depression of trade it will be impossible for us to meet them unless extraordinary meas ures are adopted. Sizing up the situation we will, beginning this day, make an effort at money-raising that under ordinary condi tions would be appalling. Right here in the heart of the season such clothing sacrifices will be made as were never before known. Men's Suits. $10 and $12 Suits, well mado, in neat patterns, oxcellent val- . --. ues. Choice J4.UU 14 and $15 Suits, mado of styl ish, sightly goods.any of them vrell worth tho original price. . -. Choice 0-5 $17 and $13 Suits,honest all-wool materials, in all the nowest styles, and evory suit a start- o er. ling bargain. Choico O-j'-' $3; and Suits, In deeirablo patterns, price positively los3 than cost to manufacture. -. Choice 9.OO $24 and $25 Suits, flno Imported and domestic, fabrics. In all tho newest styles, equal to custom-made, some lined rn rr, thionghout with silk. Choico 5 Trousers. O- For sorvlcoablo Trousers In Oyv.. three styles. Begular $1.50 ECOdS. $T -.,-. For strictly nil-wool Trousers, I.UU neat hair line stripes. , cr. For serviceable Trousers. -ju strongly sewod, in the neatest stripes, in tho 52.50 and $3 materials. New York Clothing, House; 311 Seyentli Street N. W. .Vcw Yoric Stock Exchange. Furnished by SUsbr JS Co.. banierj an! broken, jletrocolltan Bant .building, Fifteenth, street, opposite Treasury, Washington, JD. C On HUh Low Cloning American Tobacco 105 105?4 103 10SH Atchison. Topeko, & S. F. 8Js 9 SJ Sy$ C. C. C. 43 44tf 43 43l Canada Southorn 51 54 51 54 Chesapeake & Ohio 22$ 23Vf 225$ S)i C.B. fcUulncy T3& VM "&$ i CticspoGas 74 7J.4 7356 73i Delaware & Hudson 131 131kl 131 Jd 1314 Distillers &. Cattle Feed.. 23& 24i 22Jg 23J4 Denver & llio Grando.... 4&i 4SfcJ 43 4S Erie I4Hi WX H M General Electric Co 83- 35 Si 34 Jersoy Central. 99 99 94 SStj i.ouis.TiHe&XashTUle... 59J 5 53? 59 Lakefchoro H6J4 147 IIOJ4 147 Lake Erio & West 21?: 21 21 21 Maaaattan 11SW 11ST 116 117$ Missouri Pacific 2bT? 29& 23J 26-i New England 4Pk 434 41 l Northwestern. 97 SJ4 97 97-.' Northern Pacific pref.... 25W 26 25fc, 25,4 National Lead 35U 35j Sljf 35 N. 1. Central 101& 101?g 1005& 100J6 Omaha 37 .t7 37 37 Ontario and Western.... 18S4 1S?. 1SH ISJiS Pacific Mail 2BW -.2614 25h 26& Pullman P C. Co 174s 174V 174 174 Keailinc. 20i 21 20 205(t Itock Island P9M 6914 63?$ &H fcouthorn Hallway 14 14! 1J4 14? Southern U'y referred-. 40V 41 405s SLPaul fi7 67 WA 6Ci6 SugarTruat lltf 1175 11G 11G& Tennessee Coal & Iron. .. 21 24$ 23M 235$ TexasPaciflo I3t 1355 12ft 13 Union. Pacinc lGSs 16-6 166 1G ... S. Cordaro G?, 6U 5J 56 Western UnfS? 92? 93 91 92$ Wabash preferred 19s 20J4 19 19-H Whee. &L.J5 Wi 15a !4 WhoeL & L. EL prof 4.- 47 45j 47? Chicago Board of Trade. Close. WnElT: July teptnmber... Corn: July. September... Oats: July September... Fork: July September... Laud: July September... bPARE Kius: July September... 65 GSH 505i 512 27?S 26s 11.92 12.15 6 72 a 85 6.05 0.20 Cotton. Open. ITIch. Low. Close. 6.53 6.60 6.53 6.57 6.60 6.64 6.53 6.61 6.64 (L70 6.02 6.t9 6.65 6.72 6.65 6.71 6.74 G.78 6.69 6.75 6.17 6.80 6.71 6.79 G.S2 6.S8 6.80 6.S3 Month. j lino , July August... ... September... October November.... December.... "Waslilnzton Grain irnrUot. Aft quoted by Wanhlngton Grain Elevator, Dela ware and Florida areaues northeast. 8. S. Harsh & tun, proprietors. Spring patent flour, per barrel, 3.90a 4.10; spring straight Hour, per barrel, 3.7Ca3.90; winter patent flour, per barrel. 3.60a3.75; winter straight floor, per barrel, 3.30a3.50; winter extra flonr, per barrel, 2.75a3.00; clipped white oats, per bushel, 39a40; No. 2 white oats, per bushel, 37o37 1-2; No. 2 mixed oats, per bushel, 34a34 1-2; No. 2 yellow corn, per bu.shel. 58; No. 2 white corn, per bushel , 58; No. 1 timothy liny, per ton, 13.5Ua 14.00; No. 2 timothy hay, per ton, 11.50a 12.50; No. 1 mixed hay, per ton, 12.00a 13.00: No. 1 clover hay, per ton, 9.00a 10.00; No. 1 cut hay, per ton, 13.50a 14.50; bulk bran, per ton, 17.00al8.00; bulk middlings, per ton, 17.00nl8.00; rye straw, per ton, 13.00al3.50; wheat straw, per ton, 6.00. The above quotations for car lots delivered on track, Washington. Baltimore Markets. Baltimore, May 14. Flour strong land higher Western super, 2.U5a2.o5; do ex tra, 2.65a3.10; do. family, 3.25a3.50; winter wheat patent, 3.65a3.85; spring do.i 3.80a4.00; spring wheat straight, 3.fi0a3.SO receipts, 15,462 barrels; sales, 150 barrels. Wheat strong spot and month, 69a69 1-4; Juno 69 asked; July, 68 l-2a68 5-8; August, 68 3-4 asked; steamer No. 2 red, 66aC6 1-4 receipts, 59,347 bushels; stock, 395,575 bushels; 6alts, 61,000 bushels; Southern wheat, by bainplc, 71n72; do. on grade, 68a71. Corn firm spot and month, 55 5-8a 55 3-4; July, 55 3-8a55 1-2; August, 55 3-4 bid; steamer mixed, A4a54 1-1 receipts, 34,498 bushels; shipments, 34, ,286 bushels; stock, 204,570 bushelo; sales, 12,000 bushels; Southern whito corn, 55 a56. Oats steady, but little Inquiry No. 2 whito Western, 37a37 1-2; No. mixed, 33 l-2a34 receipts, 10,223 bushels; slock, 125,233 bushels. Rye steady, fair Op'n. High. Low. 63J6 636 61$ 6G GO Go 514 511 50 51 51 502 St 2S5S WA 26 2bj 2G? 12.12 12.12 11.92 12.25 12.25 12.15 6.72 6.77 G.70 C.90 G.90 6.85 6.07 6 07 G.05 6.22 6.22 6.20 3I JL A A i M For all-wool Cheviot and Fancy I.5 Cosshnero Trousers, perfect fit ting, dressy patterns SI chances. Secures what took 94 and $5 2.UU heretofore Cheviot and Wor sted Trousers, neat strIpo3, pin checks and rich mixtures, per fectly built and newest spring colorings. 0 ,. For Dressy Spring Trousers, In 25-' tho most fashionable desijns and colorings, best of weaves, perfect fitting, the equal of any IC custom panta In this big city. Boys' Suits. Boys' Suits, stronjr goods, well made and fit perfect, sizes 14 to 19 years. Former price, . - $7. Gofer ?45 Boys' Suits, double and Slnglo breasted.in bine and medium color, worth $10 and $12. Go c for O.OO Boys' Single and Double-breast-Sults, in bine, black and mixed cheviots; reduced from $13 and - $1SL Go for 75 Do Ton Want Cneanei1 Ea If so, write your name and address in this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. NAME ;...- u ADDRESS. .3 You can help to save Washington a half million dollars each year by Writing your name and address in the above coupon and sending it to THE TIMES, to be used in preparing a petition to Congress asking for cheaper gas. BANKERS, AND COMMISSION STOCK BROKERS, "Determining tho financial Responsibility or the arm you dsal trlth is as important 33 ao lectlng tho right stocks." Now York National Ilaak References furnished. OFFlCES--New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Norfolk. Long Distance Telephone, 505. PINANCIAL. Money To Loan This company has money to loan uponDistrictreal estate and acceptable collateral securities in turns to mlt. If you desire to Improve your pres- cnt property, or erect new buildings, this company will advance the neces- sary amount. Call for particulars. Washington Loan & Trust Co. Cor. 9th and F Sts. OFFICERS: JOHN JOY EDSON. . . .President JOHN A. SWOPE . . .Vice President H.S.CUMiIINGS...2dTicePresident JOHN R. CARMODY . . .Treasurer ANDREW PARKER . . .Secretary 6 SSc REAL ESTATE Notes for Sale. Wo havo a limited quantity-ot 6 per cent real estate notes for sale. Asyou know, choice 6 per cent notes are scarce, and an early application 13 desirable to secure these. American Security & Trust Co C. J. Bell.Presft. 1405 G St. inquiry No. 2, 6S receipts, 100 bushels; stock, 4,281 bushels. Hay firm good to choice timothy, 13.00al4.00. Grain rreights very quiet, rates barely steady, unchauged. Sugar firm, unchanged. Butter and eggs steady, unchanged. Cheese quiet, un k J J Children's Suits. Children's Suits, double breasted; never before sold les3 than $1.75 and $2.25. Go4 ,- for. $I.OO Children's Suits, double breasted, good, strong, lioness . , r goods, worth $3.53. Go for ... -l5 Children's Suits, all wool.double breosted, double sent and rn. knees; wortii $4.50. Go for... 0-' Children's Suits, doable breasted. In gray, dork, and medium color, sizes 5 to 16 years; former price, $3.50. Go for 3'20 Children's Suits, double breasted. In bine, black and plaids,cheTiot8 and cashmeres sizes 5 to 16 years; former price, $7.00, $400 and $9.00. Go , n for 4-20 Children's Knee Pants. Children's Knee Pants, sizes 4 -.- tol4 years IOC Elegant linen dock pants ages 3to8,pcr pair..... 20C Children's Knee Panta, sizes 4 to 14 yars; former price B3c ,, Goior 37C Children's Knee Pants, sizes4 to 14 years; former price 83c. Go . for. 50C Children's Knee Panta, sJaes 4 to 15 years; former price 31.501 Go for 75C &COIVlPANYJ rrs-AXCTAii. Equitable Co-operative Building Association. Those who contemplate building or tho purchase of property, or have ruurtages ta pay off and need money, should ascertain tba termsuDon whlchloanscanbeobtalnedfrom the Ectuitable. La re made, repayable in monthly f)ane installments. Settlement in uu" full or hi part may be made at mny time. Interest is only hanrcdto date of settlemcau When part of a loan is sotued ine luontniy uwtanmenw reduced proportionately. Bor rowers ars extended every I a ilityandencouragnientto re turn loans and pay Tor thej property. 2rji 1- ssne of stock open for subscription H P 1 I nnd first payment on and after c'1-lxApril 1G. Shares $2.50 monthly. ASSETS. S1.41G.305.16. Information concernnyr tlie advan tages, terms, how to proceed, &c can be obtained upon application at tho orfice. EQUITABLE BUTLDING. 1003 Fst.nw. Thomas Somorvdlo. President. A. J. Schafhirt. Vice President Geo. W. Cosilear. 2d Vice President. John Joy Edson. Secretary. Workingmen and others whose occupations prevent them from making deposits during; regular banking boors will find it con venient to visit the Union Savings Bank, 1222 FSt.H.W. which is open EVEKX SATURDAY NIGnT between the hoursof 6and8. - (Four per cent. Interest on Baying account.)