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Wpjajjrtg(jwr- r mp'-fr-t'P'' wsrasys' THE WASHISTOTO TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1895. Moses' Cornet. MATTINGS are everyday wants this time of year sucli MATTINGS as we sell are always in demand. Mattings come in 40-3'ard rolls, but we have divided many of these rolls into rolls of 20 3'ards each, as we find that many persons desire only this number of yards. 20 yards of Matting will cover one room 12 by 15 feet in size. And these are the new prices: 29 yards White China Matting for $1.50 20 yards Fancy China Hatting for $2.00 0 1 li e r qualities at other prices but these are specimens of the values we are offering. MOSES S SONS F and Ilth Streets. JJlMajje Warehouses, 12d St., ncariL Hundreds of dainty articles in Jewelry and Silver Goods that will tempt 3011 at such prices that 3'ou will have to buy. C. h DAVISON n ! 05 F Street. Have you Been ray show 11 inflow BOTTLED GOODS. OLD MOUNT VERNON, half plat 40c. pint 73a, qt. 4.00 bilondW lunch daily. Koltzman's White Elephant, NINTH AND E STREETS N. Vt . niyC-tf DGUBLE-STOIUIID TUltKliTS. 3Teil Feature f the Two Itnttlccliiiiit Soon to bo Unlit. ITleltaani of Natal Bureau Chief lms li--oWedl Imiid Uic two new lwjtl,;lilp.-, with dwMe-Mled turrets, to plttce thirteen lnoli wilts lu the lower turret, and eight iBflti Kiiiih in the upper turrets Bewi-iry Herlwrt, who IUuhh p.uiemly forM-'vural lHMtrfe Saturday to Un-Krium-uts Ir atHl agaliibt tills mdicul ilepHitnre in naval rsctlee las jlen JiiMnuiiuiii to cmm? plJuifc to 1h' prepared ly the oon eiFHuUH to Kite effect to the oomiiisiotts readied by the majority of Uieliuroaiil iiief ir It can lie done This is, liowever, ly no nu-jins HHMired iu advtfnce, for at pnweut it nppiars to be au l)msi iinpoKAihk' task to pit-jmre ay 14n tliHt will prmide for tairrjlit thirteen-lnch gun-,, allow a reuWoimhle UtttiMge -fur Ixiiler and engine, arford CVeaa wwleraia coal enpatJtj .nut YA,aVe sflic4't weight allowance for arinor VB defend the vitals of the ship aifrt all witbia l-lie limit of size agreed upon, some where between the lt14.MiiHU.1ul Uielotv.t Aa effort will he made to do UMbaitdfeUlL produee a Miip tliat will flout, hut if this oaanet he done, a lurliiiT atUunpl 11111M. lie made to compromise UiecouflicMiig claims ALMOST ENTIRELY" BURNED. J. A. Cohen's V Street Tullor Shop Seriously Damaged by Fire. An alarm -was turned in about 8-45 last night from box 131, corner of Ninth and P streets northwest, for a fire in the taiiorsbop of J. A. Cohen, at No. 904 G street, owned by Harry Delliugcr. Xo. 2 and the chemical engines re sponded, and soon extinguibbed the blaze, although not until the inllammabie con tents of the store were almost entirely de stroyed. The stock was valued at 1,500 and was covered by only $600 insurance. On the way to the fire the wheel of the chemical engine became wedged in between the car tracks on the corner of Ninth and F streets, and it was some minutes before it could bo released. No. 2 made a false connection with the plug, that resulted In ducking a number of persons and de laying matters slightly. The First pre cinct reserve was on the scene a few min utes after the alarm. BOTH CONVICTED OF AltSON. Two Boform School Girls Recom mended to the Court's Mercy. Alice Price was convicted before Judge Coltfyesterday of aiding Mary Jackson in an attempt to bum the girl's reform school. The jury made a rocormiiendation to mercy. Mary Jackson and Alice both testified that Alice had nothing to do with setting fire to the school building, but the officers at the Institution gave testimony estab lishing her guilt. They also faid that Mary had always said Alice helped her until she was put on the stand yesterday. It was this attempted arson that led to the revolt at the mbool. The officials es tablished stricter regulations to picvent a repetition of the attempt to burn the tohool buildings, and the inmates mutinied. Got 51,000 Damages. William G. Burns, of No. 906 fl street northwest, yesterday got a verdict for 1,000 damages against S. B. Daish, the grain dealer. In Becembcr, 1893, Mr. Daish got a warrant for Mr. Burns on the ground that Burns had got a bill of SC71 on credit from Daish's firm upon the false representation that he was owing not more than $6,000. The "warrant was dismissed by Judge Miller, and Mr. Bums brought suit for $25,000 damages for malicious prosecution. L. Cabell "VVilliainsou was Mr. Burns' attor ney. Police Court Grist. In the police court yesterday the fol lowing rnlnorcases were disposed of: David' Barnes, vagrancy, personal bonds; George Freeman, vagrancy, $20 or thirty day6; Samuel Shelton, disorderly conduct, $5; "Whi. Maddox, disorderly, fifteen days; Geo. "Washington and Mamie Harris, disorderly conduct, thirty days; James "W. Grcon, storing bones, personal bonds; George "Washington, assault on Julia Dodscn, 120 days; Edward Bockett, larceny of a hen coop, $5 or fifteen days; R. D. Good man, larceny from A. Lisner of several yards of silk, $20 or sixty days. 2Tow TralnsonBoyalBlueLine. The Royal Blue Line train servico to PhiludttlpuiaTandNew Ynncausneeu greatly improved by the addition of sew trains, notably the trains leaving "Washington at 7 a. m. , arriving Philadelphia 10 15 a. m., New York 12 45 p. m., and leaving "Washington at 12 SO p. ni., arriving Phila delphia 3 40 p. ni.. New York Ji 55 p. m. Southbound a new train will leave New York 8 a. m., Philadelphia 10 33 a nx, arrive .Washington 1 40 p. m. , and another "Will leave Philadelphia 3 30 p. m. , arrive Washington 6: 30 p. ni. The time of most oDtbe old trains has been materially reduced. REVENGE OF A PUST Painted Red Stripes on the Walls of Mr. McCormick's House. SMASHED IN THE CEILINGS Ho Had Been Discharged from Mc Cprmiak'sEmpIoyundliiducedLouls Simons to Help Him Got Een. They Filled "Dp -with Liquor and Then Committed Vandalism. . "When Benjamin B. Connick, who is build ing two houses 011 Morris avenue, in Ana costia, visited the structures early yester day morning a scene of destruction greeted him. The interior of one of the dwellings had been painted "red" in the real mean ing of the word. The pretty white barcl finished walls had been streaked with large bands of the crimson material, and the unfinished plastering of other walls had been, ruined with oil and paint. Not stopping here, the marauders of the night "before had secured all the plaster near at hand and smeared the windows, holes were punched in the ceiling, and other acts. of vandalism indulged in. SUSPECTED THE PLASTERER. After viewing Uie scene a few moments it occurred to Mr. Conwick that he and Dennis McDonnell, his plasterer, had quarrelled the evening before and as a result McDonnell was discharged. Con wick claims McDonnell left the building saying 'Til get even with you." After furtherinvestigaUonMr.Couwickdiscovered that Louis Simonds, who lies on Jefferou street, in Anncostia, knew about the de struction of his property. He called on Sunouds and the latter confessed to committing the deed, but said McDonnell got him to do it. Warrants were then sworn out, Simouds was ar rested In Anacostia by roliceman Allen and McDonuell was arrested by Policeman Hagan. Simonds was charged with housebreak ing and destrojing private property, and McDonnell was charged with aiding, abet ing aqd getting Simonds to do the work. SIMONDS LED INTO IT. Iu an interview with Simonds last night at the Anacostia station he mid that early last night he met McDonnell and the two lgan to drink. Late in the night, after discussing the trouble witli Conmick, the plasterer said to him "Come on, we will fix liim," aud they entered the house and 6meared the walls. He said lie did not re member all they had done, but knew every thing was badly damaged. "That's what comes from drinking," he added. Simonds Is the man "who some weeks ago jumped from the gas house wharf into the eastern branch of the river with suicidal intent. The damage to the house will uot ex ceed $100. EDUCATION OF DEAF MUTES. Dr. Gnllamlra Tell of the Ornl and Mn 111ml MethodH. The Anthropological Society of Washing ton listened to a most interesting and in structive paper on "The Education of DeaT "Mutes," by President E. M. Gal loudel, of Hie Deaf and Dumb Institute, at the CosmosClub last evening. "Various slatements that have recently been published as to an alleged new method of leaching deaf mutes which is soon to supersede nil others," said Dr. Galluudct, "Keem4o render desirable an exposition of the truth of the rriatler. The fact is thut no emthod .of educating the deaf has been invented for one hundred and forty years ami that the oral method about which ) mucli 1ms been said of late, is quite as old as the equally valuable manual method " The college in Washington, he said, was equally open to orally taught and to manu ally taught deaf youth, and many of the former class have availed themselves with marked success of its advantages with no detriment to the powers of oral utterance. STREET CAHS COLLIDED. Accident on the Ecklngton Line Mo tormnn Badly Hurt. Electric car No. 5 of the Eckington and Soldiers' Home Itailroad run into a do railedtraller at the Brooklandstation about 8 o'clock last night. Both cars were badly damaged and removed to the repair shops. Motorman Charles Itadey, of No. 5 car, was slightly cut about the face by broken glass. No passengers were on either of the cars at the tune of the accident. There is a steep decln Ity at the Brook land statlonat the end of the Eckington and Soldiers' Home line, and a switrh is laid there to transfer the cars to the return track. In transferring a train on the switch last night the trailer jumped the track, and when No. 5 appeared on the top of the hill it was too late to prevent it from crash ing into the derailed car. Phillips Waters is conductor of No. 5. SEfiHO FXllEMAK'S VEKIL. BrJclc Hurled tit t he Engine of u .Sout li orn ltuilioiid Train. William Jackson, the only negro fireman now cmplojed by the Southern Kail way, is on a freight engine, with Engineer Keith. On Monday evening last, just as it w.is pulling out with a freight train, from Man assas, while passing the coal bins, some one threw a bnek at Uie liero. The missile -whistled within an inch of Jackson's head and struck a iuluieator, breaking it iu pieces. The glass fioin the lubricator flew up in Engineer Keith's face, cutting him quite seerely. His hand was alsoAcalded by the ebc.iping steam. Got a Chance to "Reform. Louis St. Clair, a colored youth with all the vjciousness imparted by alley life in a great city stamped on his features, was charged in the police court yesterday with carrying concealed wenpons, and a battered revolver figured in the prosecu tion. He denied all knowledge of the wit nesses, the policemen, and the offense, and declared that be had not had any trouble. "Ho was nrrested some time ago for shooting a mail, your honor," said Police man Duvall. "Dat's nothin'; I kin reform fer dat," declared St. Clair, angrily. "Six mouths in jail," said the court. Suit on a Bond. The suit of the United States on the bond of Joseph H.- West, formerly a District Commissioner, came to trial yesterday before Judge Bradley. W. S. Thompson and Wm. B. Webb are the bondsmen. Mr. West was a disbursing agent for the Treasury from December 11, 1891, to April 30, 1892, in connection with World's Fair business In South America. He says the Government is incorrect in its accounts with him, and really is in debt to him. The Government seeks to recover $557 for which it is claimed Mr. West has not accounted. The Times has Jnst rocelvednnother Immense consignment of the stand ard premium hooks, any one of which is offered, with The Times for one month tat Thirty-five- cents. Those who have ent In Hiibscrlp tions and liave not received their books -will now he served as soon as the acouts can cover the ground. Be nure and have the money ready when your- door hell rlng;sr STOPPED JUDGE KIMBALL Unusual Proceeding in the Telegraph Linemen's Cases. Judge Cole Orders 11 1 111 to Show Cunso IVhy Ho Should Not Hol'rohlbltod from L'aHlng Sonteiiee. Judge Kimball was yeeterday required by a rule issued by Judge Cole, of the District supreme court, to Bhow cause why he should not lie prohibited from sentencing Philip II. Dcffcr and Harry Smith, the Postal Telegraph linemen recently con victed under Uie act for March 22, 1802, of obstructing the streets. Judge Kimball waB to pass sentence upon Deffcr and Smith thismornlng. They are subject to a fine from S25 to $50 each. But it ia supposed that the oider of court made yesterday will be treated as a restraining order and Beiitenee will not be paused. The form of the proceeding as instituted by Mr. Perry Allen for the linemen is ttnusuU. It is the first application for a writ of prohibition in this court. Mr. Allen sets forth iu his declaration that the Postal Telegraph Cable Company was chartered iu 1872 to do business in Uie transmission of telegraphic dispatches, that It is under contract to perform telegraph service as required by the government and subject to a penalty for neglect or refusal It is an instrument of interstate and for eign commerce and Uie postmaster general fixes the rates which the company shall charge for carryiug government messages. It is so far an agency of the government. An act of Congiess makes all public high ways in the Huited States to be post roads and therefore Ninth street northwest in this city is a post road. Exercising the rightsgiven thePostal compan y the linemen, under direction of Manager Allen, on April 23 last extnded the company's existing lins along and across Ninth street. Tor this thev were arrested without war rant, brought before Judgo Kimball and tried without a jury and ordered to appear for sentence this morning. It is alleged that tno police court is without JmiMdietion 111 the uis; thai the arrest and conviction were unlawful; that the ordinance or 1&G2, forbidding the use of stiets, was never intended to apply to telegraph companies, but if it be held to so apply it was annulled by the act of I860, section 52G3, and following sctions or the Unil-d States Revised Statutes. Finally, it is nlkged, thattelcgiaph wireB are not obstructions within tho meaning of the law. POTATO PATCH INDUSTRY'. Demand Constantly IncrenslnK Pre cautions in Distribution of Seed. The "potato patch" mdustry is growing in popularity aud flourishes apace as the field or operation Is enlarged. This fact was thoroughly demonstrated at the meet ing or the joint committees or the Hoard of Trade. Associated Charities and the citizens' relief committee yesterday after noon. There were present Chairman F. L. Moore, Secretary L. S. Emery, Treasurer John B. Wight, Messrs. C. A. Caywood, Job Barnard, W. B. Gurley and Dr. M. D. Peck Secretary Emery's report showed that since the last meeting there had been forty applications for "patches," and thirteen assignments to lots have been made. Of these eight have been ploughed, and the other five will be in the next few days. Eight acres of land across Eastern Branch have been placed at the d'sposal of the committee by Christian Heurich and also fifty IoIb in other localities, fome on Capitol Hill, the remainder on Lamer Heights and Holmeud Mauor, Mount Pleasant. Sincethelndust ry has takemuch proportions the joint committee find need ormore funds to prosecute the work and have asked tho central committee for an nppropriulion of $250 for xrnudintc uce in plowing, fer tilizing, nrd the purchase or feed. The eommitteo have purchased a quantity of potatoes, beans, audcubbago plants and are distributing them as needed. The potatoes are cut for platitlng at the headquarters of tho committee. No. 702 Ninth street, and before being issued to the hands are dipped in plasterer parib and the. beans mixed in with "moth balls." This is done by the committee to provide against loss of seed. "MONTE" WELLS HIDING. Indictments Expected in Relation to Conspiracy Asaln.t Serjrt. Daley. William alins "Monte" Wells, Uie South Washington saloon keeper who was indict ed by the grand jury, togcUier with "Buck" Auffort aud John W. Patterson for burning the steamer Lady or the Lake on the fifteenth of la6t February, "as not yet been arrested. It is understood that he is in Alexandria and will remain there until his attorney, Mr. A. A. Lipscomb, secures a bondsman, when he will surrender himself. Both he and Patterson, who was arrested Monday night and gave bonds 111 $2,000. declare that Uiey are Innocent .uui ni.iu thy do not learthe resMllsofthelual. In the matter of the conspiracy against Seigeant John C. Daley, of the Fourth police precinct, 'a.e im estimation is uung pursued, and already a great deal of evidence has been laid before the grand Jury. Indictments in that case are ex pected in a few days. "WON'T GO TO NARR AG ANSETT. Judso Miller Interfered with Mildred "Williams' Summer Ontiitir. Mildred Williams was the name of a tall, willowy young mulatto who was de fendant in the police court yesterday to charges of threats. diorderly conduct and assaulting two policemen. Her garments were bright in color, and her hat caused Judge Millerto suspect right away thatshe was trouble-hunting. Victoria Wells, the woman whom Mildred had threatened to murder, told ner story 111 a very excited manner on thestaud, and Mildred looked on supercilliously. "What do you do for a living?" in quired the judge. "I sew in the winter, and every June I go to Narraganselt Pier to work. " "Well, you won't go there this June," said ins honor, and he announced that Mildred might nay a fine of $20 or spend sixty days in jail for ljeing disorderly, with an additional Fixty riajs for assault ing the policemen and personal bonds to keep her hands off "Victirla, Mothers' Meetinir. N. W. Union, W. C. T. U., Mrs. T. A. Williams president, is arranging for a meeUng to be held in Grace M. LT. Church, Ninth and S streets northwest, on Thurs day, 23d inst., in the interests of mothers. Circulars will be priuted aud distributed in the neighborhood of the church asking the attendance of the mothers especiallj , and It Is hoped to thus enlist thrra in the army of white Tibboners, and thereby greatly increase their usefulw-s. This meetiig will open at 2 p. m., be addressed by Mrs. Dr. Alex. Kent and others, and is free to all. A large attendance is requested. Mls Freeman's May Ball. "Wee tots" will have the floor at the Carroll Institute Hall this evenlrg, at the annual May ball of the pupils ol Mies Helen Freeman's dancing class. An in teresting exhibition of fancy dancing whl be given and intneato movements will be executed by the smaller members of the junolr class. The floor will be cleared at 10:30 o'clock for the oldsr pupils and their friends "King's ralnee." King's Palace Great Sale of Millinery and Under wear lias been postponed until to-day and to-morrow on ac count of rain. Advertised prices will prevail. 814 Seventh St N. W. and Y15 Karkot Spaco. 0 ATTEMPT TO SCI Associated Charities' Full Report of the Emery Affair. THEY INVITE INVESTIGATION Tho Board DeclaresMts Willingness to Co-operate in Any General Move ment Toward Do lslnjr Some More CompletO( and Efficient Means of Dealing; with Dependent Poor. The BoardPotlie,Associatcd Charities met last nighaflQ-todk final action on Uie pending queUou of Mr. I 8. Emery and George S. Emery, Uie latter of whom had been publicly charged wlUi having in his possession, IvIUiout warrant, goods of the .Associated Charities. Tho matter had been rufered for first report in detail to a special committee consisting of Prof. B. T. Janney, Rev. J. H. Bradford and B. P. Davis. There were present last night to hear Uie report Rev. W. E. Par sons, presldeut of Uie Associated CharlUcs, B. T. Janney, Rev. George O. Little, Thomns J. Iisier,' Loring Chappell, Mrs. J. W. Bauson, Miss Kate B. nosmer aud M. D. Peck. Mr. Emery was present. The report of Uiecommitlec wasacceptcd unanimously and is as follows: "In view of tho fact that a false leport seems to lie expected from the committee appointed at the last meeting of the board of managers of the Associated Charities of the District of Columbia, your committee most respect fully makes the folio wiugstatemenf "It has been asserted that certain eroods said to belong to the Associated rht.rjtles were found stored at No. 470 Miscount avenue northwest. Mr George S Emery, the brother of our secretary, not holding any official relation to this board and unknown to many or its members, declared that some of these goods were his own, that some were the property of other parties whom he did not name, and that some were the property of our board.' "The committee who made the first investigation having visited the house on Missouri avenue and having Fcen the goods at police headquarters, and having heard in full Uie statement of George S. Emery and that of Detective Bojd, who had tharge of the case, did not claim the goods because they were unable to iden tify a single article as being the propeny of this association, DID NOT REFUSE TO IDENTIFY. "It has been stated by one or the preBS of this city that your committee refused to identify the goods, which, we submit, is most unfair and unreasonable. The Identification of articles is a matter or actual condition and not of volition. "Ther-"' was 110 mark or sign on any gar ment, parcel or package to indicate that even oh piece was the property of our board. The president of this board acted only as every carerul person must haie done In declining to say that he Identified goods which he had nnver seen before and which bore no piark or sign of ownership. "Arter it being statod that Mr. Georgo S. Emery had already declared that some of the goods belonged to us, it must be remarked that, while that might have been surricient reason for tho police to determine to return the goods to our office if they believed Mr. George S. Emery's statement, it was not sufficient reason for the com mittee to claim the goods in the absence of identification. Now , while wo have unanimously exon erated our secretary, Mr. L. S. Emery, from censure we have no Interest In Mr. GeorgeS. Empry,andwecertainly would not make any attempt tj tcvepn him frpm in vestigation Into ids relation to the matter. On the contrary, each member of your com mittee which looked into the facts stands ready to give all the information in his possession in ordfjr to help in clearing up the unfortunate transaction, and thus re move from the minds of the public any shadow of suspicion that may have been raised by the various erroneous reports as to the integrity of any one in the employ of the board. ( CLEARS AWAY DOUBTS. " Your committee feels that the above statement is nif ficient to clcaraway some of the many ideainp,w in the minds or the public and we beg leave, to assure all the friends of the Associated- Charities that we stand ready to eo-opiirato in any general move ment on the1 pnit ot the public and all charitable citizens 111 devising tome more complete and erficientmeansordealiug with Unsold and with the present oueJtion, "the needs or cur dercuduit joor in cur city. All or which is rtspcctlully submitted." It was stated by one of the members of the board that Mrs. Nutter, in whoso house the goods were found, has made a" state board, in which she says that all the goods in Mr. George S. Emery's room were brought there at one time and were not removed until by tho police; that she hail opportunity of knowing what was taken in or" scut out, and that she never saw anything taken out except some small bundles in Mr. Emery's hands, which she supposed to 1 e his laundry. At the regular business meeting of the board reports were submitted show ing that the total receipts of the Charities from No ember 8 to May 15 were $3,509.39 and the expenditures $222.78. The num lier of calls at the secretary's office for the month were 202, of which 153 were white and 49 colored; number of families aiJod, 75; garments given away, 58. Fifty new garments were received from the Co operative Sewing" Society, of which Mrs. Hattie Beale is president. sro mucrcs von skyscrapers. Clilcnjio Builders TIa o a UIr Strike Just at It. CrKl-.. Chicago, Slav 21. Not a brick ivill bo made In Cliic.igb or vicinity to-morrotr, at least not bj union workmen. There arc a few non-union yards on tlio north side which may make an attempt to run, but the clianws are against their being able to do anything. The order to dose the union yards was issued to-day by the Bnckrnakers' Alliance. It was the result of the tallure to reach a conclusion of the tiouble between the north side brick manufacturers and the Brickmakers' Allixince. The difference between tlie north side emplojer-s and their men is 40 cents a thousand. The yards In the south side have already signed "tho scale. WEST EXD NEWS AND GOSSIP A union meeting of jourg people of the Baptist churches will be held at the Gay Street Church on the last day of Una rnoiith. Rev. AV. S. Thomas will have charge. The scholars of the Trinity Sunday school viU have their annual May pro cession on the evening of the 31&Mi)at. The Tennallytown cars will be equipped with new motorsxtn Rearing in afewdiyi. The motoia uie now arriving iroin the constructors. lVi Several citi.?Ji";of."Hr.-ltni," if Vf ext ern Geonn'toin b familiarly called, will appear in a Ik)!., .t ih Mil, Le:or' the Couimi&sioRd ? aiji formally rcpiest that gride audbJiliii i 'lres bv-taKilied. Mr. and 3Jr?. ."airi Co,;? e'. hav taken up their resr' n m vo : T" li rreet, vrheretaey will remain for thesjrnmDr. The mjrnb?3 hi iMihS VJig 11 J. Hobey and Mr. ."o-i-crt Ifiv-. of Tuiinallj town, will lie ce. '..Kjted at St. .-' ni.'s Call ollc Church UiUtviji: at 7 30 o'clock. The coiple will :tH q!' a Top hers tour to morrow. 'v The reveutys ih .' jolve'ary of Ivlirs Groc CI r.Mi cr'!n' '. t rrjiljiol at her hoi v.' !"'-! Ti ir v-i .:1 M.re.-t, ?Io-ida.-cv-i v" -Tht: p V ' ) ' 1 i i i " r., I.1UV? ' t .1 , I ' iil.i." iwlll, . 9 m 'b m m bp g o S $7.50 for 1 S80-SJ2- and S15 1 I Men's Soils. I I f Some of you who don't know us will doubt this announce ment, and we don't, blameyou. We've been here In business for thirty-five years but we've never before seen the newspapers so full of ridiculous impossible clothingad vertisements adver tisements that are an insult to as intelligent a people as this city boasts of. As far as we are concerned you can easily satisfy yourself of the legitimacy of this sale and the character of the busi ness we conduct. The suits are here they speak for themselves. As every one knows, the weather this sea son has been horrible--in fact, more like win ter than summer which naturally hurts business and leaves large quantities of merchandise on hand that otherwise would have been sold. There was no getting out of it we had to sacrifice them now or later in the season and we preferred doing it now right when you need them most. Despite the rain we have been crowded eversince the sale started and with a class of people who know the true from the falsethe genuine from the fake. Come at once every man in Washington will want one and those that get 'em will have to be mighty quick. Look in our window- ft '! i Cor. 7th&ESts.N.W. J 'o Branch Store in this city. A "SOONERS" CAME TOO SOON Kiekaioo Country Swarming with Them, Waiting for the Opening. Hut They JUny lie Ilurred by llio Old Timers on tlio (J round ot Vlo- llltillK IiUW. OklahomaCity,Okla.,May21. TheKick apoo country, which will lie opened to white settlement Thursday noon, is full of "sooners," and more are going there every day. They are very bold id their stand, and there can be no doubt that the move of the "sooners" will be practiced on all sides. The news of tho President's proclamation has not penetrated far beyond the towns on the railroads. In inland towns and on farms are many people who have been waiting for years fofthe opening of the Kickapoo lands, and they hardly received the news in time to get ready by Thursday. The people of Chandler and Tecumseh, who several times during the past two months were fooled by couriers riding into town with the announcement that the Kickapoo country was open to settlement, and w ho nished pell-mell ljnto the reserva tion and staked off claims, have discov ered that under a strict construction of the "sooner" act of 1889 every man who went on these false alarm runs 19 a "sooner" 'and is barred from taking land. They have found that an organization of the old Kickapoo boomers, who have been camped on the Hue for years, hae all of their names, Uic date ot the runs and the locatioa of the claim, eaeli one staked to be used in proving them sooners and Uie false alarms was a Iltle scheme of the old timeis to shut off much competition in Uie real opening. There is much b.id ieellug over the matter, and there may be trouble between the two factions on Thursday, As yet, however, nothiug real has hap pened to mar the universal fcellug of hap piness that prevails aloug Uie border lines of the New Eldorado and great expecta tions are harbored by mauy of the old timers who leuow Uie lay of Uie land per fectly, and-each of whom has long ago picked out some" particular claim that he hopes to secure. CAPT. HKDBEIIG'S "WIDOW. Sho TV 111 "Wed a Professional Slnjrer Kext JUoiitb. Chicago, May 21. It isannounced to-day thatMrs.Hpdberg, widowof Capt Hedberg, who wasshot and killed n number of months ago by Lieut. Maney, at Fort Sherman, where both of the men were stationed, is to be married June 3 to Damon Stephens, Eon of Harry Stephens, the box manu factuner. j Young air. Stephens Is about twenty-five years of age, and is musical in his tastes, this fact leading to his acquaintance with Mrs. Hedberg, who is a talented singer, Mrs. Hedberg is about thirty years old and has a reputation as a beauty. She became prominent during the trial of Lieut. Maney by her avowed desire for JuFtlceaud Uie punishment of her husband's slayer. A friend of Mrs. Hedberg said to-day that after the weddmir they will go to New York city aud will probably be on the road n good deal as Mr. Stephens is a professional fcingcr. f Tho Time has jut recel Pdauotber lmmcne oonslsninent ot tho stand ard premium books, any -one of which H tfferod, -with The Times for one month, at Thirty-fro cents. TIium who hsoe sent in Mibscrlp ti us ttnd have not received their b k tv ill now bo served as soon as ;J.e uixtMits can em er tho ground. "Ho nre mid liaie tho money ready -. liin your door boll rings. Stop to Consider! How ridiculous It Isfor ANY retailerto try and convlnceyou that they can sell you S15.00 suits for HALF this amount. When buying their goods of the manufacturer THEYhave to pay a profit, and then charge YOU one, so YOU pay TWO profits. Your ovn Judgment tells you It CAN'T be done, unless you pay about four profits BEFORE the reduction; otherwise It MUST BE A HUMBUG. How much worse It Is to tell you they have done so much more business than heretofore and yet have a REDUCTION sale In the heart of the season In order to Improve it. DOESTHIS SPEAK WELL? We never make statements which we CAN'T live up to, hence we are very careful WHATwe advertise. We MANUFACTURE our clothing and RE TAIL It at the WHOLESALE price, therefore we are In a position to save you from 25 to 40 per cent, on each and every purchase. Every article MUST fit properly before leaving our establishment, as we make any NEC ESSARY ALTERATION WITHOUT CHARGE. SAVE THE RETAILER'S PROFIT! 3A";)vLb;.1fii!!!f.worofo,rteildo1- Wholesale price 17.50 3SW!:: .Ua.y3Ae.? Sults- worh Wholesale price $8.50 buuolis1.0!. F!??"!..Sulu' w,th Grana Aim7 Wholesale price $8.90 MAmytattSfc"t!?.?ft,,r 1,IanneIi Crand Wholesale price 10,00 a?j mCiY.mMSalta,votaimtt"a Wholesale price $10.00 iIs"'i8tsBI:.ck.Chr:iot.?a. ni3liea Wor3ted Wholesale price $10.00 MchtoS?. price $12.50 Your Money cheerfully returned on any purchase not satisfactory. Opeu dally from 7.30 a. m. to 7 p. m. Saturday night 10 p m. Wholesale and Retail Manufacturing- Clothiers, 403 and 405 Seventh Street Northwest. Factory and Salesroom, 4-02 and 4-04- Penn Street. Reading, Pa. EXTREMISTS SET BACK Their Efforts in General Presby terian Assembly Foiled. DR. HALL DID THE WORK Ho JTegrntlved the Proposition to Turn Down "Union Seminary Men on the Homo Mission Board Necessity for IncrerthiiiK tlie Fund for the Relief ot Disabled and Infirm Ministers. Pittsburg, Pa., May 21. The "storm center" at New York made itself felt In the atmosphere of Uie Presbyterian Gen eral Assembly at Pittsburg again to-day. The winds of debate had only just cleared tlie ecclesiaaucal Eky of the cloud of as sembly coutrol ot seminaries when another cloud from New York loomed up in sight. But It was only a passing thunder-head and was dissipated with only three puffs ot wind, one of which was furnished by Elder Sterry himself, acting as the mouthpiece of members ot the New York Presbytery's delegaUon. The question- to the fore was the Te elecUon ot certain men who are connected with Union Seminary to the position ot members ot the Board if Home Missions. Apparently there was considerable oppo sition, but it failed to develop enough courage to stand up and be counted. The responsibility and. credit for the action of the assembly in rejecting the proposal of the New York deK-gate are gen erally given to Rev. John Hall ,Tho arrived this morning. His attention was called to the report that Union men were to be turned down and .he set about negauviug such proposals. NOT A TOOL OF .EXTREMISTS "What promised to bring outopposition was the erection of a building for the use of mission boards In New York at a cost ot ono and three quarter million dollars. But cvn the opposition of Elder McDougal, of Cincinnati, failed to make itself effective. In other words, the assembly, while over whelmingly conservative, has refused to make itself the 'tool ot conservative ex tremists. Most of the sessions of the day were de voted to tho missionary and benevolent in terests of the denomination. Tho report on home missions showed that in the quarter centuryslnce thereunionof the two branches or the church tho annual receipt' have grown from S282.430 on the sum of $934, 520, and the missionaries from 1,232 to 1,731. From the women's boards the sum of $90,623 was received; from the churches, $257,339; from bequests, $234,414, and from individual donors, $47,3&0. The vear wai closed at the end of March last with a debt of $364,850. Over $16,000 of this was charged to tho interest ac count, and the aggregate was swelled by $50,000 on account of the work of missions and education among tho Indians, more than half of it being die to Uie fact that the last general assemblies directed that all subsidies from the government be re fused. NO INDIVIDUAL CUPS. The opening of tho assembly's after noon session was devoted to a partial report of the committee on bills and over tures. Among tho matter disposed of was one iu regard to tho-use ot individual cups at communion. By a standing vote, with very Tew in the negative, the churches were urged to not make the chauge con templated. The regulation of young people's societies of Christian Erdcavor was relegated to the sessions of the Individual churches. The work of the board of relief for dis abled ministers was presented by Dr. Jesse F. Torbcs, of New York. He spoke of the duty ot the church to provide for tho old ago of those men who had given their lives to the service of the church. The receipts of tho loaTd last year amounted to $170,000 and tho expenditures to $178,000, which had been distributed to 785 persons, of whom 310 were ministers land 419 widows of mlui&Urs. The aver age appropriation was about $200. and in 'no case did it exceed $300. Dr J. H. Mason Knox, of New Haven, addressed thf assembly, stating that there were over 4,000 churches which hod not contributed to the relief fuud, and Uiat the probability was that appropriations would have to be cut down lather than in creased, in spite of the resolution of the assembly to raise $200,0C0 during the coming year for the purposes of this boani. MISSIONS TO THE FREEDMEN. Dr. John I. Blackburn, of Covington, Ky.. presented a Tcport on the work of missions to the freemen of the South. He said that the receipts amounted to over $173,000 and the expenses to nearlv $16 1,000. and that the debt of the board had been reduced by over $4.00Ot being now over $22,000. The board has main tamed 175 missionaries, 306 churches and oitesione. with I7,Ob3 cooummicaiitd. and 87 schools with 10,529 pupBs. Dr. Blackburn said that the colored people have come to stay, aad tfe&t they will soon hold the balance of power in jome of the States. The qaestioa as ' iow the negro will use his power at the polls was declared to be ene that the church can answer by its inftaeaee Dr. Edward P. Cowan, secretary of the board, followed, speaking inttfnateiy ot Uie work of the church among the colored Iieopje, emrbasUiier partH-ularly tk prog grs which they have niado. Rev J. Irandison Harris, of Southern "Virginia, l colored man, also addressed the assembly. SUICIDE IS SVSrECTED. Body of Col. B. It. Richard, ot This City, Found In Maryland. A dispatch was received at police head quarters yesterday afternoon from L. P. Coombs of Valley Postofflce, St. Mary'a county, Maryland, stating that a body sup posed to be that of Col B. B. Richards ot this city, was found in the Potomae near thatp'oint, last Wednesday. Several letters, pawn tickets from the office of H. K. Fulton of this city, aad a small amount of money were fomd ia his clothes fTlie body whs buried In Ue sand aloug Uie river, and Uie tickets aad letter? were turned over to the magsirate, who ia also county coroner Detective Morns Quintan was assigned to investigate the ease, and succeeded in finding several places at which Col. Rich ards lived when to the city During the menttos of June aad July of last year he lived wlUi Mr E. L. Turner at No 921 G street north west, aad when he weat away he left his sateiiel vah.se. filled with letters, cards aad documents ot all descriptions Mr Turner says that Richards was a civil engineer aad very seldom remained in the city long at one time He frequently spoke, both in this city and other places, of a sa living m the South, and Mr Quintan is now endeavoriBg to as certain If such a relaUve exists At Fulton's pawn shop Richards was well known, having pawned articles there ac various timt-s for the past tlre years There were no marks of violence on the body wtea it was found aad the circum stances point strongly towards suu.il Mr Turner stated ac headquarters yesfer day that Richards was of a very despondent nature The body was well dressed, and had evidently been in the water from three to six days SELECTING THE CANDIDATES- Dle,trict Christian Endeavor Union Prepnrliis: for the Election. The committee recently appointed to select nominees for the offices ot the District Christian Endeavor Union has chosen the following peroos For president. Miles M. Sfcaml, TV B. Robinson; first vice-presfele&s. Samuel G. "Wlee and Andrew WiUou, second vice-presi dent, Dr. C. "W. ChiUIs and George Comp ton; third vice-president. Miss Amelia Randolph and Miss Mary Folks; recording secretary, Herman C. Metcalf and John B. Sleman, jr.; corresponding secretary, Miss LucyJurney.ithisisapermaneBtofficei.and treasurer, Walter N. "Watson and Anson S. Taylor. The committee will prepare ballots and send them to the several societies at an early date. Tlie ballots are to be re turned at tlie June mass meetisg. which will occur on the twenty-first, when the votes will be counted and the result of the elecUon announced. The successful candidates will assume the duties ot office in September aad will have charge of the affairs of the District Union when the great convention ot '96 meets in this city. KXLLLNG FROSTS AT TVOBK. Cornfield' In South Dakota "WiUHav to Be Replanted. Huron, S D., May 21 Frost for the past two nights has cut down corn, barley and early sown flax Many fields of cirn which had been worked for Uie second Ume were Inst ulght frozen to the ground. Po tatoes and ninny fruits luive also leea cut ort Many fields of corn will have to be replanted Auother killing frost is looked for to-night. Yankton, S D , May 21 This immedi ate section of SouUi Dakota has so tar es caped harm from the frost of the last three nights and growing grain and corn are not damaged in the least. Fruit trees, pota toes and veKQtablas generally have been hurt, but not seriously People hero are anxiously awaiUng for this perind ot low temperature to pass. Baltimore Crook Caught Hero. J. B. Roksto, a Baltimore crook, was ar retted lost night by Detective Morris Qum- Ian for the Baltimore authorities and turned over to Detective Hogan, of that 1 city. SI. 25. To llilttiiioroitndltetHiiul.U;.1. The Pennsylvania Railroad will sell Saturday, May 25, and Sunday. May 26, good returning until Monday, the 27lh. excutMon tickets to HaUiutore at the rate i oi sx.:.