The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on December 1, 1897 · 10
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THE SUN, BALTIMORE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1897. 10 IN BONNET AND PLAID Ninety-First Anniversary Banquet Of The Scotchmen Of St. Andrew's Society. "IIAGGIS" AND "HOT SCOTCH" Characteristic Meat And Drink Of The Sons Of Scotia. A "Tartan Toddy" Another Decoction Brened TSy Mr. George Mann The riper Piped "With Zeal In Tnll Historic Garb And The Members And Their Gnests Had A Merry Time. Yesterday was St. Andrew's day, a day which all the canny sons of Bonnie Scotland hold sacred, and which was celebrated last night by the annual banquet of the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore, held at the Hotel Lexington, Holliday and Lexington streets. It was the ninety-first consecutive time that the members of this organization had gathered about the board upon the feast day of their patron saint, and, as at past feasts, the haggis and hot Scotch, the nation's characteristic meat and drink, occupied prominent places upon the menu. There were a number of distinguished guests present, including Governor Lowndes. Mayor Malster, United States District Attorney Marbury and the British consul at Baltimore, Mr. Gilbert Fraser. The Haggis Brought In. As usual, the advent of the fragrant, steaming haggis was the most momentous event oif the evening. Mr. William Gray had offered his services as piper, and, clad In the historic garb, plaid and tartan, kilt and bonnet, ornamented with an eagle's pinion. with legs bared and shoes be-burkled. he led the procession which ushered into the dining-room the toothsome dih. The strains of "Dulloehgorum" were heard outside the room, the doors were thrown open, and, amid trying expectancy, the procession filed In. First came the piper, piping with zeal inspired by patriotism: then Mr. George Mann, in bonnet and plaid, drawn claymore in hand. And then came the haggis, borne aloft by waiters, and dispensing appetizing odors. Hot Scotch In Smoking Pitchers. Behind the haggis reverently walked the managers of the society, decorated with the plaids of their clans, and when the company had filed about the room the haggis was deposited upon a table in the centre and Mr. David M. Henderson recited Burns "Address to the Haggis" and then carved the morsel. With the haggis the hot Scotch appeared In smoking pitchers, and Mr. Mann "Sandy." as his friends call him brewed for his table what he named a "Tartan toddy," giving as the receipt: A punch of sugar, a peel of a lemon, hot whisky, cold whisky and more whisky! " Toasts And Those "Who Responded. There were a number of toasts responded to afrer the cigars had been lit and when the second Installment of hot Scotch was being passed around. The sentiments drunk to in the national beverage of the Scots were as follows: "The Pay and a' "Wha Honor It," Mr. 3c hn T. Morris. "The President of the United States," District Attorney VTm. L. Marbury. "The Queen God Bless Her!" Mr. Gilbert Fraser. "Scotland," Mr. John "Wilson. "The State of Maryland," Governor Lowndes. "The City of Baltimore," Mayor Malster. "Our Retired Officers," Dr. G. Lane Taneyhill. "Our Sister Societies and Their Honored Representatives," Mr. Arthur W. Robson, of the St. George's Society. "Scotch in America." Mr. George Mann. "The Lassies," Mr. Joseph M. Gushing. Music Between The Speeches. In the intervals between the speeches the piper was industrious and walked from table to table playing familiar airs, among those which aroused enthusiasm being "Cock of the North" and "Scots "Wha Hae." Songs were sung, too. in chorus by all present, stanzas of "The Star-Fpangled Banner," "God Save the Queen" and "Auld Lang Syne" being given with pusto, while "Scotland Yet," in solo by Mr. Armacost, produced rousing cheers. St. Andrew AYonld Be Pleased. Mr. Morris said in opening the speaking. Mr. John Abercrombie acting as toast-master, that if St. Andrew could return to earth he would feel proud of the deference paid to his memory by Scotsmen. The Scotch in America, he declared, were Imitating his example by doing good, by helping the weak and aiding the needy and the stricken. The St. Andrew's Society was not a social organization entirely, giving all its time to convivial gatherings rind to eating haggis and drinking hot whisky. It was charitable and it took care of its member's poor countrymen. He defied anyone to find a Scotchman's name upon the nation's pension rolls. The income ot the Baltimore society during the past year, he concluded, had exceeded the expenditures, probably because Scotsmen were not so much in need of assistance as formerly. The President Toasted. To the "President of the United States' Mr. Marbury made an eloquent and entertaining response. Upod occasions, he said. It was permissible for any American to epeak for the President, because he was the representative of the whole people. He alluded to the glorious history of Scotland, "no larger than some of the counties of our Western States." yet this nation of 75.0nUiio people had not yet produced a Robbie Burns or a "Walter Scott. The heriosni of the Scotch, their love of liberty, their indomitable bravery tnd their appreciation of the common spirit of brotherhood were all praised In the highest terms. Came Here For Freedom. Governor Lowndes said: "The Scotch rame to Maryland because it was the only province on this great continent where religious freedom was tolerated and they could live in peace. This freedom could not be obtained in New England, New York, Pennsylvania or Virginia, so they flocked to Maryland soil, the birth of Pres-byterianism. I am sure that when the Ark and the Dove took on their passengers who were the first to land in Maryland, many Scotchmen were in the party, and, perhaps, assisted in the first mass said in the newly formed province. "Tell Them To Come." "This is my maiden appearance before an audience of Scotchmen," said Mayor Malster, "and I am proud to be here. I recognize that many of our best and most honored citizens have been Scotchmen or descendants of Scotchmen, and they all Lave obtained a high standing in this community. But I concede to no man the possession of greater love than I have for ur great city, and I stand with you ready to defend Its honor at all times. To your friends in Scotland I want you to say that In this land there is a city, Baltimore, where they will always be welcome and where the latch-string will always be found on the outside." Those "Who "Were Present. At the head table Mr. Morris presided, with Governor Lowndes at his right and Mayor Malster at his left. Others at the table were Mr. Marbury, ex-Mayor I.a-trobe, Dr. Thomas Shearer, Mr. Fraser end Mr. Robson, president of the St. George's Society. At the other tables were seated: Dr. G. Lane Taneyhill. w. J. Murray, Walter Mann, Col. W. Ii. Patterson, D. M. Henderson, Wm. Dunnett, Dr. Duncan Mac Culman. J. McGregor, F. Y. Mac-Jionald, J. S. MacDonald. Alexander H. Robertson. Dr. Thomas L. Shearer, Dr. G. A. Fleming, Richard Bernard, J. Gordon llardie, A. D. Clemens. Jr., Noble Ii. Creager, Coi. E. II. Wardwell. John Alrd. Dr. John Girdwood, James Girdwood. Dr. J. H. Collenberg, Wm. Grav. John M. Carter, Joseph M. Gushing, Dr. Richard Grady, John Wilson. Jr., F. H. Davidson. J. E. Nunn, Benjamin Woluaupter. of Chicago: Dr. John K. Abercrombie, II. K. Muller, John Abercrombie. J. Frank Leitcn. Harry N. Abercrombie. Walter Cathell Armacost, Wm. M. Byrn, Wm. Morrow, John Donn. John Beveridge George Christie. David N. Andrew, Col. " m. H. Love. George Mann, Win. Bovd Capt. John T. Barclay. Col. David W. n nomas, II. R. Mayo Thorn. G. P. MeRae, Buchanan Hedian, David Abercrombie. Officers For 1898. Before the banquet a business meeting was held, at which these officers were chosen for the ensuing year: President John T. Morris. Vice-Presidents George Mann and John Abercrombie. Treasurer John Turnbnll. Jr. - Secretary J. Gordon Haidre. Honorary Chaplain Rev. W. U. Murk-land, D. D. Chaplains Rev. D. B. Greigg, D. D., Rev. Ii. Howard Taylor. Physicians Thomas Shearer, G. Lane Taneyhill. Counsellor Alex. H. Robertson. Board of Managers W. B. Stirrat. D. M- Henderson. W. H. Love, William Dunnett. John McGregor, Edward Graham, .William Bo L AN EARLY MOENING BLAZE Fire At 1 A. 31. In The Warehouse At 33 West Pratt Street Does Much Damage. A stubborn fire broke out at 1 o'clock this morning at 32 West Pratt street, occupied by the Maryland Agricultural Company and by the coal office of W. A. Rhodes. The lire Is thought to have started in the basement. It quickly spread to the first i;nd second floors. When the firemen arrived the flames and smoke were issuing from the front door in such volume that the firemen were beaten back several times in their attempts to enter the building. The smoke forced Its way into 30 West Tratt street. A colored family living in the rear were awakened by Patrolman Gladden. The rear of 123 Hanover street, occupied by John W. Brockman, was also damaged. The first and second floors and cellar of the building in which the fire started were gutted, and the loss will be heavy. The building is owned by Oehm & Co., and was formerly occupied as a branch store of Oehra's Acme Hall. A LABORER'S SAD DEATH Broke His Neck While Preparing A Home For His Family, Who Had Just Arrived From Germany. George Shuiczewski, aged fifty-nine years, a Prussian laborer, fell through the rear cellar door of his home, 835 South Bond street, about 7 o'clock last night, and was instantly killed, his neck being broken. The man was moving furniture into the house, which he had just rented for the reception of his wife and five children, who arrived from Germany on the steamer Ellen Rickmers yesterday. He had only been in this country about a year, and about two months ago borrowed the money with which to pay for the passage tickets for his wife and children. A few days ago, anticipating their arrival, he rented the house on South Bond street and purchased some furniture. The household articles were not in the house when the steamer arrived at Locust Point yesterday afternoon. Shuiczewski went to meet the steamer with some friends to welcome his family. All went direct from the pier to the house, where they had refreshments. After the repast the woman and her five children lay down in the front room to sleep, while the head of the little family began to move in the furniture, some of which was already in the yard. Shuiczewski was apparently not well acquainted with the approaches to the house, and while moving a table from the yard through the rear door fell down the cellarway. While his wife and children slept, a friend of Shuiczewski, John Znrik, 837 South Bond street, called, and found Shulczewski's body In the cellar. His feet were upward and his head at the bottom of the steps. Zurik sent at once for Dr. F. Suwalski, 722 South Ann street, who pronounced Shuiczewski dead. Coroner Riley will investigate the case today. The dead man's family are in a destitute condition. The deceased had spent all the cash he had on furniture and rent for the house. His wife had only some small change with her when she arrived. The children are all of tender years. RET. DR. A3IORY H. BRADFORD He Speaks Of Puritanism At The Closing Service Of The Associate Reformed Centennial. The closing services In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Associate Reformed Church were held at the church yesterday evening, with the pastor, the Rev. Oliver Huckel, presiding. After the opening exercises the pastor introduced Rev. Dr. Amory H. Bradford, pastor of the Congregational Church at Montclair, N. J. In Introducing Dr. Bradford Mr. Huckel said "The old New England Puritan has never been quite approved of. He is a picturesque figure looked at from a distance of more than two hundred years, but rather an unpleasant person to live with. The Puritans of today stand for independence, righteousness and manliness. We need this Purl-tan spirit in our church life and in our civic life." Dr. Bradford, whose subject was "Puritan Principles in the Modern World," said in part: "The Pilgrim Fathers were all Puritans, but they were not all bigots; their eyes were wide open to the truths which had been forged in the fires of the Reformation. The roots of the American republic are bedded deeply in the soil of Puritanism. "The principles of Puritanism are the following: Every individual has immediate access to God: al! men are responsible to God alone; all believers have equal rights before God. "Four facts meet every student of the history of our country and time. First, a widespread and growing tendency toward the effacement of individual responsibility to God. We have Tammany politics, the defeat of arbitration treaties and juggling with municipal franchises, because greed of power has blinded men. to responsibility to God. And we sit back in our pews and shut our eyes to the moral order of the universe. "Another characteristic of our time is a misconception of what is meant by Intellectual and spiritual freedom. A third characteristic of the modern world is a dimming of the lines which separate virtue and vice, right and wrong. There is one more characteristic of our nation, which it is painful to state and more painful to be compelled to recognize. We re living in a republic and are compelled to witness the defeat of the people." In illustration of this point Dr. Bradford quoted an instance of franchise juggling in his own State. Dr. Bradford is one of the editors of the Outlook. A little more than a year ago. in company with Dr. J. G. Johnson, of Chicago; Dr. James L. .Barton and Mr. Wm. I. Ellison, a layman of Boston, he was sent to Japan as a representative of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions to assist in adjusting fonie difficulties which had arisen In the Japanese missions. The difficulties were adjusted pleasantly. At the ordination last week of Mrs. Ballington Booth, according to the ritual of the American Volunteers, at Carnegie Hall, in New York, Dr. Bradford assisted in the general services. THE "SLASHER" SENTENCED The Colored Man Who Cut And Terrified Little Girls Given Four Years In Jail. "Jack the Slasher," who created such terror among school children about a month ago, was yesterday sentenced to four years In jail in the Criminal Court. He Is William Payne, colored, and was convicted on two charges of cutting little girls, being sentenced to two years' imprisonment in each case. Payne was charged with assaulting Bessie Lancaster, thirteen years old, and Katie Allen, ten years old, and was tried before Judge Wickes without a jury. He was positively identified by Lillian Lam-pher and Bertie Martin, about the same age as the girls assaulted. Their testimony showed that the children had been listening to the music of a street piano on October 28, when Payne suddenly appeared in their midst. He pushed against the girls and said "Ouch." At the same time the girls felt a pricking sensation, where he had cut them. On November 4 Payne was seen In the vicinity of the Waesche street school, where the pupils were terrified, and the following day he was arrested. A sharp knife was found on him. Before imposing sentence the judge asked Payne if he had anything to say, and Payne replied that he was not guilty. "You are a very dangerous man to go at large," the judge then said. Deputy State's Attorney Smith prosecuted the case and Joseph B. Mitchell, Jr., appeared for the defense. MRS. WALTER'S WHISKY She Sues For 262 Barrels Of It Alleged To Have Been Bought Of The Orient Distillery. Mrs. Virginia M. Walters applied in the United States Circuit Court yesterday for the appointment of a receiver for 262 barrels of whisky purchased by her from the Orient Distilling Company and stored in a bonded warehouse. The suit was brought through Barton & Wilmer, attorneys. It states that Mrs. Walters is the widow of William Ferdinand Walters, and is a citizen of New York. She bought the whisky in 1892, 1893 and 1S94 as an investment, it Is alleged, and certificates were issued to her. These certificates, it is also alleged, are among a number which the company has refused to recognize, claiming that they were Issued without consideration. The value of the whisky Is , stated to be $3,200 exclusive of the government tax. The defenda'nts in the suit are the Orient Distilling Company, - which is alleged to be insolvent, and Thomas M. I.anahan. executor of the estate of Edwin Walters, deceased. SUBWAYS FOB, WIRES Public Consideration Of Two Ordinances Providing For Them Is Begun. THE CITY AND THE COMPANIES Corporations Oppose Municipal Ownership Of Conduits. Mr. George K. Gaither, Jr., Advocates The Ordinance Submitted By Councilman Simering Mr. H. G. Fleddernian, Of The Brush Electric Co., Urges Delay-Mr. 2f. P. Bond, Of The Edison Company, AVant3 The Companies To Build. The Conduits. The Council committee on police and jail yesterday began consideration of the ordinances providing for the creation of an electrical commission and the burial of overhead electrical, telegraph and telephone wires. A final public meeting will be held on December 10, after which the committee will determine upon its report. Two measures are before the committee-one introduced by Councilman Simering and the other by Councilman Hatter and between them there Is no material difference. Both name as members of the electrical commission having supervision of the work the president of the fire board, the Mayor and city register, but Councilman Hatter's ordinance provided that the president of the fire board shall receive $1,000 a year for work as president of the commission. The body of the ordinances make the same provisions for building the conduits as were made in the ordinance passed last spring by the City Council, but which was vetoed by Mayor Hooper because of objection to the commission, which consisted of five members, with the Mayor and register as ex-officio members. They give the commission absolute power to prescribe rules and regulations for constructing conduits, which may be done wholly or in part by contract labor or by day workmen; require the corporations which must use the conduits to furnish all necessary data to the commission, in order that the location and size of conduits may be determined upon; authorizes the commission to fix rentals per lineal foot of duct, to collect such rents and to exact bond of corporations for payment; to specify time and manner in which overhead wires must be transferred to the conduits, and to employ a chief engineer for the work at a salary not to exceed $4,000 a year, and all other necessary employes, such as clerks, draughtsmen, engineers, &c. Mr. Gaither For Municipal Ownership. An ordinance was introduced in the Council Monday night which 'provides for the construction of the conduits by the individual corporations under supervision of a commission to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. This ordinance has not yet reached the committee and was not considered by it. The Committee met at 2 o'clock in the Second Branch chamber. Mr. Simering presided. There were present at the hearing a number of councilmen, including Presidents Eccles and Stevens; General Manager George H. Braxter and Henry G. Fledderman, of the Brush Electric Company; Mr. Nicholas P. Bond, representing the Edison Company; Chief Engineer N. S. Hill, of the water department, formerly engineer to the subway commission, and Mr. George R. Gaither, Jr. The latter was present In his individual capacity as a citizen and taxpayer.. After the reading of the Simering ordinance he was the first to speak. He was in favor of the ordinance as it stood and advocated the selection of a permanent commission, consisting of the Mayor, register and president of the fire board, to take charge of the work. He thought that If it was deemed wise to pay the president of the fire board for his services as president of the subway commission, the best plan to pursue would be to Increase his salary of fl.000 a year as a member of the fire board. Mr. Fledderman Urges Delay. Mr. Henry G. Fledderman, of the Brush Company, urged that the matter was being rushed through with too much haste, and asked for a short delay in order to arrange data to show that the construction of conduits by the private corporations would be the most satisfactory and cheapest method to the city. President Eccles, of the First Branch, opposed any long delay. He said the people had been promised the speedy burial of overhead wires,, and that the Council's duty was to take immediate steps to fulfill that promise. He favored the Simering ordinance, and said that railway companies' trolley wires should also be buried or that the companies should be warned to look forward to the burial of their wires at an early date. Edison Company's Fosition. Mr. N. P. Bond, of the Edison Company, spoke in favor of the burial of their wires by the individual corporations. Over this work, he maintained, the city could have absolute supervision and could protect all public and private interests. He said that by building the conduits as t municipal work the city would be incurring more debt, which it could ill afford at this time, and that the corporations compelled to use the conduits would be compelled to pay a heavier rental because of Increased costliness of the work and the extra size of the conduits which would be built to meet future demands. The corporations could .build the conduits for themselves at a far cheaper rate than can the city. He called attention to the fact that the corporations had built conduit systems in Boston, and that the plan worked well there. The Edison Company, he assured the committee, was desirous of burying its wires, but wanted to construct its own conduits, and would do so to the satisfaction of the commission. "City Should Construct Conduits." Engineer Hill was then asked for his opinion. Mr. Hill prepared the plans for a general subway system for the original subway commission and submitted three general systems for their consideration. The plan proposed by Mr. Simering is one of those systems, with very few modifications. Mr. Hill urged that the city should construct the conduits and be the one responsible owner. He stated that the original commission had examined all conduit systems in existence and found the plan of municipal ownership the best in every way. He cited New York as a city where the conduits were built by two corporations, which now derive revenues from other corporations which are forced to use the conduits. He said that if the corporations are allowed to build the conduits the streets would be always torn up and all pavements destroyed. Career Of Subway Legislation. The career of subway legislation in Baltimore has been complex and varied. In 1802 the Legislature authorized the city to appoint a commission to devise a plan for a general system of underground conduits for the burial of overhead wires, and In 1896 the city was authorized to issue $1,000,000 to build the conduits. Late that year the electrical subway commission, acting upon the report of Its engineer, N. S. Hill, Jr., presented the Council with the draft of an ordinance providing for the building of the conduits and naming the president of the fire board, the Mayor and register as the commission to take charge of the work. The then committee on police and jail, Frederick P. Ross, chairman, did not approve the measure and drafted a new one, naming a different commission and amending the body of the measure. Thus amended the measure passed, but " was vetoed by Mayor Hooper on the grounds of objection to the commission and of too great privileges to the Edison Company, which was give permission to use its own system of distributing mains and tubes. The latter objection was removed, and on May 17 of this year the ordinance was again passed minus all objectionable features except the commission. Mayor Hooper could not be conciliated upon this point, and after holding the measure up as long as allowed by law he again vetoed it. No effort was afterward made by that Council to pass a subway ordinance. Is It A "Snake?" The ordinance introduced by Councilman Kelley last Monday night, by request, has aroused much adverse criticism by those who are anxiously watching the course of the Council in its efforts to secure legislation to bury overhead wires. The ordinance, it is claimed, is wholly in the interest of the corporations and opposed to the interests of the city. One provision alone Is considered enough to absolutely condemn it, it was yesterday stated by a leading citizen, and that is: "Whenever in any of the streets, avenues or other highways in district No. 1 (the central section of the city) the public interests do not, in the opinion of the said commission, require the wires to be placed under ground, and whenever it is deemed by said commission, upon examination, to be for any cause impracticable or inexpedient for such wires to be placed or operated under ground. It shall be the duty of the said commission to examine and grant the application of any corporation for permission to deviate from said underground system and erect the necessary poles and wires for that purpose." This, it is held, may be a "snake," and will open the way for favoritism to a corporation or corporations and give occasion for lobbying with the Council to select friends for position upon the commission. "City Should Control The Streets." Mr. Nicholas S. Hill, Jr., chief engineer of the water department and ex-chief engineer of the subway commission, said in an interview yesterday: "I believe that the interests of both the city and the electric companies operating here will be best subserved by the municipal ownership of the subway system. "It Is apparent to the most casual observer that to build one subway system requiring the displacement of the street surface but once will be more economical to build than six or seven individual systems requiring the street paving to be disturbed six or seven times. I believe that the city should build the subways, with a view to giving the electric companies the greatest facilities at the least expense, and I am of the opinion that the plan proposed, in which it is only expected to earn a net revenue of 2 per cent, for the city, gives these facilities at the least possible cost. "It is of paramount importance that the city should reserve to itself the control of all the sub-surface space In our streets, as the city is directly responsible for the condition of our paving, and should, therefore, control the plants below the pavement which require its constant removal. I say this without consideration of the frightful expense to which the city will be ultimately put by reason of a reckless waste of the available space under our streets. "When the subway question is settled, (if the City Council decides on municipal ownership,) the companies and citizens at large will, I am sure, after a few years' practical trial, feel satisfied that the problem was met and solved in the best possible manner." h THE CHARTER COMMISSION General I.atrobe And Mr. Lewis Putzel Take The Oath Of Office First Meet-' ing Will Probably Be Held Today. Mayor Malster yesterday administered to ex-Mayor Latrobe and City Attorney Lewis Putzel the oath cf office as members of the charter commission. They were the first and only members of the commission to be sworn in, and the other members ex-Governor Whyte, Dr. D. C. Gilman, Mr. Samuel D. Schmucker, Mr. George R. Gaither, Jr., City Solicitor Elliott and City Counsellor Hayes are expected to take the oath today. A meeting of the commission for the purpose of organization is expected to be held this afternoon in the Mayor's reception room, City HalL All the members of the commission are expected to be present, as plans for beginning the work will be discussed and may be determined upon. It is thought that Mayor Malster will be chairman of the commission. There is some thought of getting Mr. Conway W. Sams to serve as its secretary. The position is one which will require much ability to fill and a knowledge of the city and State laws. Mr. Sams is a lawyer, and from his connection with public municipal works has gained a wide acquaintance with the city government. It is the intention of members of the commission to proceed with all dispatch with the work before it, although it is not hoped to complete the task much before February. This will give but two months for the labor, and the Legislature, by which the new charter must be approved, will then have been in session for one month, or nearly one-third of its session. Sufficient time will, however, be left the Legislature to consider and pass the charter. The present city attorney, Mr. Lewis Putzel, who is ex-officio a member of the charter commission, will leave both offices about January 1 to take his seat in the State Senate from the second legislative district of Baltimore city, to which he was elected in November. While his loss to the commission will be felt, It is thought that his presence In the Senate to protect the commission's draft of the new charter and to urge speedy consideration of it will compensate for his withdrawal from the commission. The city librarian has notified the members of the commission that he is prepared to furnish copies of the original act of Incorporation of the city, the city and State codes, Mayors' messages, department reports or any city publications which may be useful in the commission's work. TRIAL TRIP OF THE WINSLOW The Torpedo Boat In Annapolis, Ready To Make Her Test Kun Today. Torpedo boat No. 6, which has been christened the Winslow, built at the Columbian Iron Works, of which Mayor William T. Malster is president, left yesterday for Annapolis. She will leave that place today to make her official trial trip in the bay. The boat left the Columbian Iron Works at 10 o'clock in the morning. Capt. Thomas B. Lewis, ex-president of the Pilots' Association, was in command and was assisted by Capt. Henry Wagner, who acred as chief officer in charge of the deck. Chief Engineer George W. Coleman was in charge of the machinery, and Chief Engineer W. W. I'arks, of the United States Navy, was also aboard. The trip to Annapolis was not eventful, with the exception that the Winslow made the run of about thirty miles in one hour and thirty minutes, which is remarkably fast time. She made the run under easy steaming conditions, working under one boiler, and her rate of speed was about eighteen knots. This speed and the easy working of her machinery indicate that the will go over the measured course today in the required time, which is -2-1 knots an hour. The board of naval officers to be the judges of the Winslow's fitness for acceptance by the government are in Annapolis and made an inspection of her equipments yesterday afternoon. As far as any individual member expressed himself everything seemed to be satisfactory. In connection with the trial trip, the cruiser Marblehead, the gunboat Wilmington, the torpedo boat Foote, the coast survey steamer Blake, the lighthouse steamer Maple and the tug Wahneta will be used by the government officials as stake boats. All of these vessels were in Annapolis harbor yesterday, and all of them left last night to take their positions on the course over which the Winslow is to make her record today. The board which will sit in judgment on the Winslow's performance is composed of Capt. Frederick Rodgers, president; Lieut. Nathan Sargent, recorder: Commander Willard H. Brownson, Commander William H. Emory, Chief Engineer Roelker and Naval Constructor J. R. Hanscom. FOR BETTER MONEY Commission Named By The Indianapolis Convention Will Soon Prepare A Keport For Congress. Secretary Conant, of the monetary commission appointed by the Indianapolis Monetary Convention, was in Baltimore yesterday and conferred with a number of representative business men in reference to the work of the commission. While in the city Mr. Conant called on Mr. Eugene Levering, who was chairman of the Maryland delgation to the monetary convention. It is expected that the work of the commission will soon be completed and a report made public of the recommendations to be made to Congress for the reform of the currency. It is generally conceded In business circles that the high character of the members of the commission and the fact that they are practical men of affairs will tend to produce a report in which the best interests of all sections will be guarded, and the demand for an increase in the volume of circulation, wanted in the South and West, will be given reasonable satisfaction. A full sketch of the members of the commission was published in The Sun at the time of their appointment. They are: Ex-Senator George F. Edmunds, of Vermont; C. Stewart Patterson, a leading lawyer and business man of Philadelphia; Stuy-vesant Fish, president of the Illinois Central Railroad; T. G. Bush, of Mobile, Ala., head of a large business house and president of the Mobile and Birmingham Railroad; George" E. Leighton, of St. Louis, president of the National Sound-Money League; Judge Robert S. Taylor, of Indiana, who succeeded Benjamin F. Harrison as the legal member of the Mississippi river commission; W. B. Dean, head of a large business house at St. Paul, Minn.; John W. Fries, a well-known wool and cotton manufacturer of North Carolina; Hon. Charles S. Fairchild, of New York, ex-Secretary of the Treasury; Prof. J. L. Laughlln, of Chicago, a well-known authority on finance, and Louis Garnett, of San Francisco- IN AND ABOUT TOWN ALMANAC FOR BALTIMORE THIS DAY. Sun rises.. 7.07 A.M. I Sun sets... 4.45 P.M. Moon sets Midnight. Street lights lit Wednesday 4.45 P.M. Street lights out Thursday 6.35 A.M. High water 12.26 P.M. These calculations are expressed In Eastern standard time. - PHASES OF THE MOON FOR DECEMBER. Full moon 8th. I New moon 23d. Last quarter.. .16th.. 1 First quarter.. .30th. CHANGES IN FIRMS Mr. Matthews To Retire From Matthews & Kirkland Daniel Miller & Co. Reorganized. The general auction firm of Matthews & Kirkland, who have for seventeen years conducted business at 32 and 34 South Charles street, will be dissolved on December 31, as advertised in The Sun. Mr. Alfred C. N. Matthews, one of the members of the firm, will then retire from active business. Mr. Ogden A. Kirkland, the other member of the firm, will continue the business at offices 104 and 105 Law Building, St. Paul and Lexington streets, paying particular attention to real estate. The auction firm of Matthews & Kirkland was the oldest In the city, and Mr. Matthews had been engaged in the auction business on South Charles street for over fifty years. The firm was originally Cannon & Matthews, then Cannon, Bennett & Co., then F. W. Bennett & Co., and finally Matthews & Kirkland. The auction house was owned by Mr. F. W. Bennett, and is now the property of his widow. The firm of Matthews & Kirkland sold everything, but its largest business was in real estate. Since its establishment it has conducted a successful business, and Mr. Matthews retires with a host of personal and business friends. As advertised in The Sun, the firm of Daniel Miller & Co., wholesale dealers in dry goods and notions, was yesterday dissolved in order to permit the retirement from business of Mr. Richard M. Turner. A copartnership to carry on the same business under the same firm name was immediately formed by Theodore K. Miller, Daniel Miller and J. Albert Hughes, members of the original firm, and Theodore K. Miller, Jr., and James M. Easter, nephews of Mr. Daniel Miller. The firm of Kraft & Sharrer, agents for sewing machines and bicycles, was also dissolved. Mr. Sharrer withdrew and Mr. George A. Kraft will continue the business. Answers To Queries. An "Old Subscriber" is informed that bonds, under the new assessment law, must pay the full rate of taxation, but they are assessed at a special rate. A 5 per cent, bond for .$1,000 is assessed at S416.66. A 1,000 bond bearing 4 per cent, interest is assessed at $333.33. A Reader is informed that a person who buys a 'house with a ground rent on it must pay the entire tax. The owner of the ground rent pays none. Furniture is assessed to its full value and taxed at full rates. French Spoliation Claims. President Cleveland, on June 6, 1806, sent a message to the House of Congress vetoing the general deficiency bill, mainly on account of the appropriation for the payment of French spoliation claims. The House refused to pass the bill over the veto and sent a substitute bill to the Senate, omitting the items to which the President objected. The House's bill was passed by the Senate. For the list of the Governors of Maryland consult The Sun Almanac. Grain Dealers Protest. A meeting of feed dealers was held at the Chamber of Commerce yesterday to protest against a change made in the regulations for storing grain in the uptown elevators of the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads.- Resolutions were adopted that the change will lead to confusion and injure the trade. The new regulations adopted by both railroads provide that after January, when grain stored in separate bins is reduced to or below 500 bushels, it is to be regraded at the expense and risk of the owner and stored in a general bin with grain of the same grade. Yesterday's meeting asked the officers of the Chamber of Commerce to take some action on the subject, and notice was sent to the railroads by President Ramsay that the chamber dissented from the action of the roads In the new regulations. Mr. James J. Corner was chairman of the meeting and Mr. R. H. Diggs was secretary. A Pardon For John W. Dudderar. Governor Lowndes stated last night that he would today grant a pardon to John W. Dudderar, who is now serving a sentence of five years in the penitentiary. Dudderar was convicted at Towson on the charge of committing an indecent assault on Miss Emma E. Stimmel, of Carroll county, and was sentenced by Judge Burke. The jury which convicted the prisoner asked the court to impose the lowest penalty. The Governor stated that the application for his pardon had been signed by the State's attorney and the persons who prosecuted the case have requested clemency. This, coupled with the prisoner's ill-health, has caused the Governor to act. Dudderar is from a well-known family of Carroll county. He will be released today. Traffic Agreement of Queen Anne's K. Ii. At a meeting of the directors of the Queen Anne's Railroad a traffic agreement with the Pennsylvania Railroad was confirmed. This agreement provides for the use of the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Del., and the use of the Pennsylvania terminals at both Lewes and Rehoboth by the Queen Anne's Railroad. The latter road is now within a mile and a half of Lewes, and President Bosley expects it to reach Lewes by Christmas. A vacancy on the board of directors of the Queen Anne's Railroad, caused by the death of ex-Governor James Ponder, of Delaware, has been filled by the election of Mr. John T. Saulsbury, of Dover, Del. Pain Drives An Old Man Crazy. A colored man, aged eighty-two years, from York county, Pa., was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital Monday to be treated for a double cataract of the eyes. On Monday night he began to suffer greatly with a kidney trouble. The pain Increased and the patient became delirious and unmanageable. Dr. T. Littleton Savin, resident physician at the hospital, did what he could to decrease his suffering, but the man's mind became so affected that the doctor had him removed to the University Hospital, there being no accommodation for such patients at the Eye and Ear Hospital. Owing to his condition the physicians could not learn the man's name. Brager's Front Windows Smashed. Two large plate glass windows in the front of Brager's store, at Eutaw and Saratoga streets, were broken yesterday by a runaway horse, and two men on the sidewalk were knocked down, but neither of them badly injured. The horse belonged to Mr. Harry A. Albaugh, Twenty-fourth street and Jefferson Tlace, and was driven by Charles A. Ashton. It became frightened by a wheel of the buggy coming off. The buggy was demolished at Saratoga street by striking an awning post and the horse came to a stop at Howard and Lexington streets. The driver was thrown out, but was not much hurt. A Clergyman Swindled. Rev. Carlton D. Harris, pastor of Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church South, Lombard and Greene streets, was recently swindled out of a small sum of money by a man who represented himself to be an agent of a concern whose business it was to supply facts and statistics to professional men. The man was of pleasing address and impressed Rev. Mr. Harris with the plausibility of his scheme. Rev. Mr. Harris paid one year's subscription, $1.67, and soon after found that the concern was a fraud. Changes Among Lamplighters. Mayor Malster yesterday made the following -changes among lamplighters: Dismissed William Dennis, Joseph Wagner, Harry White, Charles A. Bor,neman and Lawrence Ward. Appointed William Clinton, George Bull, Frank Moeselein, sixth ward; Frank W. Smith, third ward. Want A New Primary School. At a special meeting of the public school committee of the East End Improvement Association last night an ordinance was drafted, to be presented to the Council at Its next meeting, providing for a nw primary school in the neighborhood bounded by Baltimore, Chester, Patapsco aud Fayette streets. A WIFE'S APPEAL. Mrs. W. II. Elberson Asks For The Release Of Her Husband, Held On Suspicion Of Murder. Justice Janetzke was yesterday appealed to by Mrs. Wm. H. Elberson, 051 West Falls avenue, to release from jail her husband, who was arrested Sunday night by Sergeant Coughlin and Patrolman Bowling on suspicion of being one of the murderers of Librarian Wilson, of Philadelphia. "My little baby Is sick at home." said Mrs. Elberson, "and we are deprived of our means of support by my husband's imprisonment. I know he is not guilty of the crime with which he is charged." The justice told the woman that the police had asked that Elberson be committed to jail until they heard from the Philadelphia police. He recommended that she see Police Captain League. Later Mrs. Elberson called on Captain League with Attorney W. P. Noonan. It was explained that Elberson had been under the influence of drink when arrested, and in order to conceal his identity had told the police that his name was Smith. A man named Smith about Elberson's size and age is wanted for the Wilson murder, and this led to the suspicions against him. Lawyer Noonan decided to ask for a writ of habeas corpus requiring the police to show cause why Elberson is detained. Approved By The Mayor. Mayor Malster yesterday began work on the measures passed by the City Council at its two sessions and approved the following: Resolution to transfer .$300 from the amount set apart for ordinances and resolutions in the 1807 levy to the mayoralty fund. Resolution to transfer .?373 from the courthouse expenses in the 1897 levy to courthouse salaries. Resolution to transfer $150 from the salary for Annex lamplighters in the 1807 levy to salary -for lamplighters in the first twenty wards. Resolution appropriating $250 to trap the Fremont avenue sewer at Lanvale street. Resolution granting permission to John S. Wilson to erect two bay windows on dwelling at Madison avenue and Cathedral street. Resolution appropriating $1,500 to repair the retaining walls of Jones' falls at Falls street. College Girls To Tell Stories. A number of Woman's College girls have volunteered their services to the "story hour" committee of the United Women of Maryland for a series of entertainments for children. The first will be given Saturday afternoon at the Exeter Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Miss Con-liff will be in .charge and will inaugurate the story-telling. Others who have volunteered are: Misses Eliza Grace Hardy, Mary Lee McClosky, Myra Lilian Mc-Dade, Blanche Laverne McNeal, Ruth Marie Millikan, Florence Arestine Pond, Minna Davis Reynolds, Norma Lippin-cott Swan, Mildred Van Deman and Miss Glascock, of the college, and Misses Bet-telhelm, Lewis, Seip, Balch, Kellogg, Boecher, Lamb, Kreil, Trotten and Salisbury, of the training school. Could Not Support His Wife. "When a man can't support himself the law can't compel him to support his wife," said Justice Janetzke yesterday in dismissing a charge of desertion and non-support made by Mrs. Bella Yenet against her husband,' Borach Yenet. The complainant was a young woman, while her husband was an old man. The couple were married about two years ago. About three months since Yenet was stricken with partial paralysis, and since then has been unable to contribute to his wife's support. Did Not Close The Deal. The special building commission of the school board, consisting of President New, of the board; Mayor Malster and Comptroller Fenhagen, met yesterday to consider the question of closing the deal for the tease of a lot of ground bounded by McCulloh, Orchard and Biddle streets and Druid Hill avenue. An option on the property was secured for the city by Mr. Henry M. Bankard, it being Mayor Hooper's idea to locate there a colored high school. The commission reached no conclusion. Agassiz Society Committees. The ffolowlng comlttees have been appointed by the Agassiz Society of the I?altimore City College to serve during the second quarter: Membership Feregrine Wroth, 1901; Hugh A. Hackett, 1901; Harry S. Morton, 19( 0. Field William K. Travers, 1900; G. Justus Dohme, 1901; T. C. Worthington, 1002. AuditingEdwin R. Angerman, 1900; W. K. Travers, II. A. Hackett. A Sweetheart Detained. Among the passengers who arrived at Locust Point yesterday in the steamship Ellen Richmers, from Bremen, was a Miss Johanna Pietz, aged forty-two years. "When examined by the immigrant officials she stated that she had left her home in order to marry Henry Hesser, of St. Louis, Mo. As neither Hesser nor any affidavits that he would marry her were on hand, the officials decided to detain her until she could communicate with her betrothed. Miss Bersjen Leaves The Company. Miss Nellie Bergen, prima donna soprano of the DeWolf Hopper Co., last night terminated her engagement with the company, which is singing at the Academy of Music this week. Miss Alice Judson, of Washington, will take Miss Bergen's place. Miss Bergen will bicome the prima donna in Sousa's new opera, "The Bride Elect." Mrs. Edna Wallace Hopper will continue with her husbaud. Locomotives For Western Maryland. The Western Marylaud Railroad will add six new locomotives to its equipment. With this addition the rolling stock of the road will be in a strong position to handle developing business. The new locomotives are of the consolidation type and built for heavy freight service. They are being furnished by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, to whom the contract was awarded some time ago. Feast Of St. Catherine. The feast of St. Catherine, the patron of philosophers, was observed last night at Loyola College Hall, Calvert street, near Madison, with an entertainment by the class of philosophy, Rev. A. M. Man-dalari, professor, assisted by the choir of St. Ignatius Church. The programme was interspersed with music, directed by Mr. A. F. Barley. Miss Helen Linhard was accompanist. Charged With. Poisoning His Whisky. Samuel Allen, colored, is held at central station, charged with attempting to poison James White, colored, 9 Williams street. Both men work for Goldfoos 6c. Ziev, 800 East Lombard street, and it is stated that Allen put poison in a bottle of whisky which he gave White to drink. Justice Schoen concluded to hold Allen until the contents of the bottle had been analyzed. Discounts On Water Rents. The Council on Monday passed the ordinance fixing the rates of discounts on water rent bills as follows: Bills shall become due January 1. If paid on or before March 1 a discount of 5 per cent will be allowed; April 1, discount 4 per cent.; May 1, discount 3 per cent; July 1, discount 2 per cent.; September 1, discount 1 per cent. Mr. Brewer's Anniversary. Mr. Wm. K. Brewer, trust clerk to the judges of the Supreme Bench, will round out today his thirtieth year as a clerk in the Equity Courts of Baltimore. During his long service in the courts Mr. Brewer has become thoroughly familiar with equity practice, and his assistance is rfe-quer.tly found valuable by members of the bar. Postal Clerks' Salaries Enlarged. Postmaster Warfield was in Washington yesterday and got an increase of $2,300 In the appropriation for the Baltimore post-office, to be distributed among the clerks in charge of sub-stations. Mr. Warfield also made arrangements for an increase in the carrier car-fare allowance and carrier horse-hire allowance. A Park Deer Escapes. One of the herd of deer in Druid Hill Park escaped last night by jumping the fence on the northwest side near the Pimlico gate. After it had leaped the fence it narrowly escaped being killed by a car of the Pikesville line, but recovered itself and disappeared into the woods. Getting Along. Maud. How is Mr. Blushman gettine along? Has he proposed yet? Edith. No, but he is Improving. The first night he called he beld the album In his bands all the evening; the second night he had my pup dop in his arms; last night he held Willie on his lap for an hour. I have hopes. Xii-Blts. BIG GRAIN EXPORTS During November Ships Out Of The Port Of Baltimore Car-, . ried Large Cargoes. TOTAL BUSINESS OF $7,494,5GG Sixty-Five Steamers And Six Sailing Vessels for Foreign Points. On Them Wrere Carried, In Addition To Other Things, 3,244,578 Bushels Of Corn, 1,350,285 Of Wheat, 801,090 Of Oats, 394,484 of Rye And 14,030 Of Barley. The report of the Merchants' Exchange of the business of the port of Baltimore for the month of November, which was completed yesterday, shows a total value of $7,404,506. During the month 74 steamers and 9 sailing vessels arrived from foreign ports and 65 steamers and G sailing vessels cleared for foreign ports. Grain shipments were quite large, showing the exportation of 2,244,57S bushels of corn, 394.-484 bushels of rye, l,oT(,2S5 bushels of wheat, 801,600 bushels of oats and i 11,020 bushels "of barley. The name of each vessel, port to which bound, kind and quantity of grain carried, follow, the full cargoes being marked by an asterisk. SbiD and foil. Wheat-i Corn, Oats. Kye. Oldenburg. Bremen... Strathness, London... Sedgemore. Liverpool. Maryland, London.... Tam'pico. Rotterdam.. 77,14! 17,1 4-.'.MT 5- l.2 25.713, 94.28-V' 84.W5! 51,4l'!i 42.8571 J. 000 . 20,000 . 8,000, ; 51,4-9 I 101.347 34,25 20,000 17,143 .......I Krathneirs, H. raburg! Atlantic, Rotterdam. . Wiilehad, Bremen.... Alzona. Belfast Ulsiermore. London.. Franklin, Jamaica ... Dora Former. A arh's. Southg'rth.Cop'n'h'n Kerriemoor, Kot'd'm Carlion, Hamburg.. 16,000, 250 "0 127.SW . 122. Pit M.7l4j lfifi,7rt 17,142 204.650, 17.14r! Durango, Rotterdam.. 24,000 4M.142 79.9u9 I 1 1-J.-17' los.soo ... 17,143 Lord O'Neill, neltast. Azatnor, Antwerp "Wraggoe, Rotterdam iiariiugtoTi. Limer'k Jessie, Bordeaux. ... 8.571 69,5(1 .. S5,714 I.. I. 139,1431. i."H 42.8571 34,25S. Isle of Kent, llamb'g 17,143 BrooKiine. Jamaica... Dresden. Bremen Vedra. Newcastle.... Vedamore, Liverpool. Scottish Kins. Antw'p Aoelina Paul, Kot'd'm Adria, Hambure 40 30,0o0 8,571 ISK.OCMlI 56,000 24.000 I ' 25.714 i 17.143 i 6S 571 42,f-57 34,28(1 2.",714 .... ... 34.2S6 i ! 42,859 : 91, 09 1 42.S57; 125,290. 25,714 63,571 1 15,902 LordCbarle'm't.Belf't Basuto, Havre Orthia. Glasgow Azalea. Steiiiu 32,0"0 Mascotte, Kotterdam' -MiLtleld, Belfast Birnam. Cork Govino. Leith Lord l.ansd'ne.i'ublin Templemore, Liverp'l Gloucester City, Cork Christiania. Hamb'rg Lord Erne, London... Hatapsco. Rotterdam.. Turret bell, Dunkirk. Rittie, Bordeaux.... Munctien, Bremen.... riildawell, Copenh'n Mlcniac, Bordeaux.. Turret Lay, Borde'x. I urret Court. Bord'x tel!a. I ayonne Kossmore. Liverpool. Abert'dy.King;sLv'n 1. ale-ham. Londond'v 16,000, 131,475 , 24,000, "io'.coo 'L'V.oiio'. 85.714 . 4o(n0 110.750 , 12985 , 115,812 . 101,500 . 301,600 , 52,955 . 32,000 21,429i 17.1431. 1.742 , 122,600'. 30,000... . 17,142 30,629 . 25.714 , 21.429 , 4257 42,857j 40.0i0.. 40,0u0 . . 25,714 . 11S.000 , 100,000 , 107,000 . 10",750 .-ts.of .MegTn.Aarh's (Wen moor. Rot rd'n 25,000 . Foiest isrook, Belf't.i 8.U00 150,000 ... The other articles exported were: 204,813 barrels of flour, 3,510 barrels of rosin, 26,152 cases of canned goods, 15,005 bush els of cloverseed, 4,677 hogsheads of tobacco, 7,207,54G pounds of lard, 2,042 tons of oil cake, 2.004.000 feet of lumber, 83,000 staves, 2,650 logs wood, 25,907 bales cotton, 3,585,422 gallons refined petroleum, 7,400 tonsof coal, 3,002 cattle, 1,224 sheep. The foreign imports were: 10,100 sacks 33,74S bushels salt, 3,820 boxes tin-plate, 2,953 packages chemicals, G0.318 bunches bananas, 5,500 bags of sugar, 381.500 co-coanuts, 14,378 barrels cement, 5,056 tons agricultural salts, 32,030 bags coffee, 6,410 bags rice, 26,034 tons iron ore, 507 barrels whiskey, 1,000 bags phosphate and other merchandise. BEST TELEPHONE C03IPAXT Its Chief Officers Presented By The Grand Jury For Alleged False Statements Of Its Condition. William J. Atkinson, F. B. Hubbell and James Russell, manager, president and secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the Best Telephone Manufacturing Company of Baltimore, were presented by the grand jury yesterday on the charge of violating section 97 of article 27 of the State code, making it a misdemeanor for officers of a corporation to make false returns for the purpose of Influencing the price of the corporation's stock. The alleged false statements as to the Best Company's financial condition were made when application was made to the Stock Exchange to have its stock listed. Subsequently receivers were appointed for the company, and it was found to have no assets of substantial value. Charges were made against Mr. Atkinson, who Is said to have been responsible for the alleged false statements, but the grand jury saw fit to include Mr. Hubbell and Mr. Russell in the presentment. It is said that MrTAtkinson is in Chicago. He was formerly general manager of the Home Telephone Company, and Is said to have left the city with the books of that company and of the Best Company also. Mr. C. R. Atkinson, representing Mr. W. J. Atkinson, states that lie is prepared to disprove the charges whenever the case is brought to trial. COURT MISCELLANY Charges Against Gen. Felix Agnus. United States Senator George L. Wellington went before the grand jury of the Criminal Court yesterday and had Gen. Felix Agnus, publisher of the Baltimore American, presented on the charge of criminal libel. Senator Wellington also instituted a civil suit against General Agnus in the Superior Court for alleged libel, in which he claims .$100,000 damages. Both the presentment and the suit are based 011 an article commenting on Senator Wellington, published in the Washington Tost and republished in last Friday's American, with an editorial referring to it, headed "The Disgrace of Wellington." Thomas G. Hayes is attorney for Mr. Wellington. Judge Wickes fixed the bail of General Agnus in the Criminal Court at $1,000. The security was furnished by John L. Thomas, 1316 Linden avenue. Two Wives Seek Separations. Lizzie Treulieb applied in Circuit Court No. 2 yesterday, by M. N. Packard, attorney, for an absolute divorce from John M. Treulieb, 1506 West Baltimore street, anil the custody of their four children. They were married December 30, 1881, and lived together until May 7, 1S96. Emma J. Penn applied in Circuit Court No. 2, by Edward Duffy, attorney, for an absolute divorce from Charles J. Penn, 4 South Caroline street, and the custody of their two children. They were married November 29, 1885. and lived together until November 13, 1894. Arguing The Maryland Institute Case. The entire session of the Superior Court was taken up yesterday with argument of the petition of Robert H. Clark, colored, for a writ of mandamus compelling the Maryland Institute to receive him as a pupil. John Phelps, who began the opening argument for the petitioner on Monday, concluded yesterday and was followed by Edgar H. Gans and John M. Carter for the institute. Mr. Phelps then began the closing argument for his side and will conclude this morning. Amanda Orr Convicted Again. Amanda Orr, who has been arrested over a hundred times, was convicted of being habitually disorderly in the Criminal Court yesterday. She appeared meek and humble and even wept. . She told a pitiful tale of being ill and under the treatment of Jail Physician Clark, and Judge Wickes suspended sentence until he can Investigate the truth of her story. Amanda came before the court on an appeal from a decision of Justice Caulk, who sentenced her to four months in the House of Correction. Mr. Block's Farewell. Mr. Myer J. Block, for nearly twenty years past one of the auditors in the Orphans' Court, closed his accounts yesterday and bade good-bye to his associates. Today he will be succeeded by Mr. Wm. M. Byrne, when Mr. Stephen R. Mason enters upon his duties as register of wills. Mr. Block had a thorough knowledge of the duties of his position, and his retention was asked by a large number of lawyers and business men. Still Guarding The Crossing. United States deputy marshals were still on duty late last night at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks at First and Third avenues, Canton, to prevent the employes of the Baltimore, Sparrow's Point and North Point Electric Railway from laying cross tracks at that place. A large number of the men In the employ of Contractor D. E. Evans were also on hand, and there was much curiosity as to their intentions Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cars were still oa the crossing. PERSONAL Brief Items Of Interest To Home Folk About Their Friends And Acquaintances. Mr. Gilbert Fraser, the British consul, his wife and daughter have taken up their residence at 14 East Mount Vernon Place. Dr. F. S. Goodman, of the marine hospital service, has been relieved of duty at New Orleans aud has returned to Norfolk station. Miss Mildred B. Lamberd, of 1122 West Lanvalo street, yesterday observed .he sixth anniversary of her birth by receiving twenty-five little friends. Miss Edilh R. Deford, one of the season's debutantes, will make her Initial bow in society at the New dear's eve ger-uian of the Bachelors' Cotillon Club. Capt. Charles Brown, commander of Burnside Post, G. A. R., and Mrs. Brown celebrated their silver wedding last night at their home, Pratt and Dallas streets. Mr. James A. Wheat ley, of the firm of Wm. A. Wheatley, oyster packers, has so far recovered from an operation for Appendicitis ns to be able to leave Union Protestant Infirmary in a few days. Mrs. C. R. M. Archibald, of Baltimore, daughter-in-law of Sir Edward Archibald, formerly British consul-general at New York, arrived at New York yestcrdny by the steamship Mohawk from London Mr. George R. Cross, 1312 North Brond- way, who has for twenty-six years been an employe of the house of Hodges Bros., was yesterday presented by his fellow-employes with a locket, set with a diamond, as a testimonial of their regard. Rev. S. AV. Melton, pastor of Franklin Square Baptist Church, ban as his guest Mrs. James Nelson, wife of the president of the Woman's College of Richmond; Mrs. William E. Hatcher, also of Richmond, and Mrs. John Gurlcy, of Norfolk. Mrs. Charles Kelm and Mrs. John TToogi. werff, who have spent the summer and autumn at their country home, near thi Rela.y,, have taken an apartment at 4(7 North Charles street and will occupy it the early part of December. Rev. Sam P. Jones, the well known Georgia evangelist, has been elected a member of the delegation from the North Georgia Conference of the Southern Methodist General Conference, which will be held in the new armory of the Fourth Regiment, Baltimore, next May. Mr. Edwin L. Ttirubull, a well-known local amateur inuslclan, has added another to a list of five songs composed by himself. His latest composition is entitled "One April Morn," the text being written by the priest-poet. Father John I!. Tabb. The song is published by Gibson .V Glaser. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mehling celebrated the silver anniversary of their wedding Inst night at their homo, 217 West Saratoga street. Mrs. Mehling was formerly Miss Elizabeth Bauer. Mr. and Mrs. Mehling have three children, two daughters and one son. Thoy received a largo number of presents. JOEL GFTM AN ft CO.. llli to lS'-i orll Kutaw street, .TOYS IN ALL PITA!' ICS. SIZES. STVLLS AND KIND?. Of course, you're expected to understand Toys Ilk the wiriest possible ene. Including a whole library ot Hooks. Inrluilinff Pn'wd and Uit(lre..ed IjoIIs, in wax and li.ue; tiny, tnedlum-stzed and immense. Including all the old Uumcs to two penerutions. and all th new oti'.s mat no one aver saw till we di?played them. That's what we mean by Toy?. On December 24 -Rood-bye to all. Will ayerape fair prices clean ont a ten-thnnsanA dollar stock'.' Not iiincn. Will even ordinarv lr prices do Iff Our experience r, ys No! hat we hav done Is to lake the whole assortment tliroiieh and throueh. end to end, top to bottom and murk on rich and tvtry item the loueat recorded jiricet la Uaitimure's knowledge. Thai's what we've done to Toys. WE'LL SUBMIT THrToTiTEfl BARGAINS WITHOUT t'OMMKST. In sllinfT$3 td Silks for 1.8, A feat la accomplished that we can never duplicate. What Evening silks are you buyln?? What Evening cilKS are the thing" KilESCH NOVELTIES. Then surely reason dictates the biivlni at ifc and prices of France's most superb art piuducis (last season's) CUT, risR YARD. TO $1.98. In Selling Jl.on Silks for fJ7o. We Anticipate End-of-Vear Reductions Can scarcely hold out much longer, when scissors snip off 6, 8, 10 and ia-yard lengths at a clip. Today, all you w aut of $1.00 Satlu Foulards and $1.00 ig. nred lndlaa lor 5 Te la Cutting Beautiful China Almost Ro Per Cent. W'e Establish fcimreuiacy Over All. Genuine Roysl Dresden Hand-Fainted riaty Rococo border, gold trimmed Teaplaies. 40c Dessertplntes, 50o. (Worth double.) Decorated Carlsbad f'hlna Emit Sets, consisting at large llowl and 1J I'laies. all go'd trimmed, regularly sold for 41.25. Oil sale today, per set, for 680. Carlsbad Ch'na Jelly Glasholders, riVcorntod wllh clusters of Mowers and heavy clouded gold edges. On sale today for 25c. Richly Decorated China Chocolate Jugs, trimmed with rich gold, regularly 6uld at H-UU each, (jo today for G'4c TliE PRESS GOODS PFLLINQ IS UNPARALLELED. 75c. Novelty Colors are cut to 39(5. !oc. mack Suitings are cut to ,'t'Jc. buc. bluet Fancies are cut to si'Ja. A Incidental to successful business is the keeping eft Slocks w ithin bounds Too many 7"c. Novelty liletids, too many 4ii-lncl black All- Wool t'Oe. Suitings and a harassing surplus of 4(i-lncb All-Wool black HOc. Basket Cloths. The remedy is 3t)c. The 4 7c, lot doubles any other single assortment and doubles bargains. online up all the famous and costly dress weaves the season hiis made notorious cosiiinr vou hetotofore Jl.-i uud fl.uo. Well, the clearing price is 4 7c. FUil COLLARETTES AND CATES. lnrten Collarettes, with ten tail": a touch tells the geiiuiticnes-i. Choice of lli nud fli&O sorts respectively, $o.OO and 7.M. Choice Collarettes, thicker, Inrger, better lbs bows and heads and I Us correspond exactly. H tails ill .Mat ten wnrih t-'o are I 5 1)0, S tails In Mink worth ::( ar9 $ I S Oil. A line ot. Electric Seal Capes won't wait for Christmas. Don't- let tliora llnaer nfier today, vo bv U5 inches 3c.i1). 00 4 by VJ.6 Inches Nj.OO. Don't forgot Smoking coats Bath Robss. G I F T- M I S ( ' E L L A N A. Jeweled Relts, rich with gems, chaln-linlteV buckles of filigree, llucklv set w ilu haudsouie stones, 813.75. Imitation Alligator Combination Tockctbooks and Cardcases used to be .'Oo cut 10 .....;tu Lot of Sterling Silver f'lilve Boxes, a fair-sized toilet beauty. Have struck on the silver bottom now 1 5c. Hterllng Silver Clothes Urushes, heavy hacks, selected bristles, biggest of bargains at fc'-i.j. WINTER UNDERWEAR. Ladles' Ribbed Vests and rants. White and Natural Gray, full generous sizes, from 3 to ti; regular price fl.'oo 85c Ladies' Swiss Ribbed Merino Vests and rants; Vests were $1.5, Punts werejl.!); the lots combined, ana a selection, per garment tl.UO, Ladies' Natural Wool Vests and rants, sixes up to 4ft bust measure: soft, long, staple wool, noo-irritni-ing; regular price $1.50 Hi 1.5. Ladles' Black Cashmere Vests, long sleeves, fine graue Cashmere, Fast lllack; regular price 61.25, $1.00. Men's Natnral Wool Shirts and Drawers, seams triply sewn, making a perfectly llat seam; as comfortable as a lull regiilur-mude seam: sizes up to 4 , IBl.OO. Men's Heavy Ribbed Ealbrlggan Shirts and Drawers, size up to 60, taped seams; extremely durable. Special ....Sl.OO. NECK-DRESS. White or Black Kuchins, in Roman stripes, sellers, not lingerers, yet ail the same reduced per yard lroiu aiVj to & 5c. Two lots of Net. and Moussellne Ties, (vou t! them hs pleases you.) some with lace ends, some haven't 25c. and 60c. GENTLEMEN'S LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS. Coming Ciristiiias adds much to their attractiveness and "giveabienes." hcinetn bratiees substantial and sensible will give helpful service long after flimsy trash bns passed away. The hour is ripe to buy, because the assortment is at Its best aud fullest. In Plain All-Lfnen very fine 12e. lu Flain Linen, band-initialed 350. DRESS LININGS. Famously Good 12c. Fast-Black l'ercallne Oo. Black-Hack lAc. Fancy l ining, line patterns.... 1 10. Moire or l'lnln Fast-lllack E"e. t'ercallne 1 ft a. Silk-Finished Fust-Black '.'Mu. Fercaliiie AND Genuine 16-inch Grey Herringbone Haircloth, absolutely the very choicest, retailed for iac, yard special at 10c JOEL GUTMAN t CO., Futaw, round to Lexington. It Til TJL K.VDIMi MALT EXIB lCt. MALiT-N tJTRINE Is the only really grext Extract of Malt offered on the market, other so-called Extracts being nothing better than strong black beer, with a huge percetitace of Alcohol and a very small one of extractive matter. Such extracts should not he given or recommended to convalefcents or strength-seeking people, since their merits are ou the label and not In tne bottle. ill-w Kit DID IT KVKK OCri'lt TO YOlT" '1 hat the difference of cost between a true artistic 1 let ure V ame and one jammed on a 1 Ictnre because it seems to tit, re-. gardless of fitness, is sliuht? our line Is nesirable on account of this difference. FR1ZZKLLN ART KOOMx, 314 W. Lexington su & W. Baltimore . It

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