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WASHINGTON, D. C, MAY 15, 1895.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
McAllister St Co.,
H 1311 F Street N. W. (Next Sun Bldg.)
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
O- For sorvlcoablo Trousers In
Oyv.. three styles. Begular $1.50
$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.
bPARE Kius:
6 72
a 85
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
j lino ,
August... ...
"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
i M For all-wool Cheviot and Fancy
I.5 Cosshnero Trousers, perfect fit
ting, dressy patterns SI
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
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
NAME ;...- u
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.
"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.
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.
Loan & Trust Co.
Cor. 9th and F Sts.
JOHN JOY EDSON. . . .President
JOHN A. SWOPE . . .Vice President
JOHN R. CARMODY . . .Treasurer
ANDREW PARKER . . .Secretary
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
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
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
Thomas Somorvdlo. President.
A. J. Schafhirt. Vice President
Geo. W. Cosilear. 2d Vice President.
John Joy Edson. Secretary.
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

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