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GENERAL EICE BUBIED
INTERMENT WITH MILITARY
HONORS THIS AFTERNOON.
family Accompanied to Arlington by
Members of Loyal Legion and
Other Distinguished Men.
Funeral services over the remains of the
late General Americus V. Rice wore hold
at the Iowa apartment house at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, and were attended by the
members of his family and a large con
course of friends. The casket was draped
with the American flag, which was almost
hidden from view by the floral tributes
sent by friends and relatives.
A peculiar feature in the death of Gen
eral Hue is the fa#t that he wis laid to
rest In Arlington on the anniversary of the
battle of Shiloh, where he was seriously
The Rev. Samuel H. Greene of Calvary
Baptist Church conducted the services,
which were simple and fitting to close tl.e
career of a biave soldier who had devoted
Gen. Americus V. Rice.
his life to the nation. The honorary pall
bearers were Senator Charles Dick of Ohi>, I
General C. H. Grosvenor, representative in
Congress from Ohio; General H. V. Boynton,
Colonel John McElroy, General John Beat- '
ty. Judge 1>. K. Watson. Colonel George I
Reid. Judge W. B. Warnock and Mr. Tracy I
J. Jeffords. The active pallbearers were
selected from among thf clerks of the mail I
and correspondence division of the census j
The District of Columbia Commandery of
the Military Order of the Loyal Legion
was represented by General H. V. Boynton,
General E. A. Carman, Captain J. M. An
drews and Chaplain J. H. Bradford.
At the limit of the Fort Myer reservation
the cortege was met by a military escort
which the regulations provide for a briga
dier general, and the funeral procession
was conducted fo the cemetery. The burial
flag was furnished by the Cincinnati com
mandery of the Loyal Legion.
Native of Ohio.
General Rice was born In Ohio, and
served with distinction throughout the civil
war. He was disbursing clerk of the census
office by appointment from President Mc
Klnley, after having held many positions of
Importance during the years of peace and
quietude since the civil war.
At one time General Rice was pension
agent at Columbus, Olilo, which position he
filled with credit to himself and to the dis
abled veterans whose support was provided
for by a generous government. I
Complimentary Exhibition Drill by
Two Companies in Takoma Hall.
The Takoma Boys' Brigade gaVe a com
plimentary exhibition drill last night In Ta
koma Park, followed by a program in which
the Girls' Club participated. The two com
panies of the Takoma Presbyterian Church
were in attendance. The affair was largely
attended and proved the most successful
entertainment ever given by the companies.
In the absence of Representative George
A. Barre, who was unable to be present on
account of illness, Mr. L. M. Mooers made
an address. The program opened with sing
ing by the Takoma chorus, under the direc
tion of James E. Dyre, "My Own United
States." followed by cadet company D, with
an exhibition drill In foot maneuvers and
handling the gun, which was deserving of
praise. The company was under command
of First Lieutenant Van Tuyl H. Bien. with
the following composing the rank and file:
First sergeant, Hugh Davis; sergeant, John
Campbell; corporal, A. P. Harrison; corpor
al, Clinton Gosorn; corporal, Bruce Lamond;
E. Burdine, A. Covert, E. E. Covert, E. Dud
ley, W. Dyre. R. Galloway. A. Harrison,
P. Heine, D. Lamond, J. Lightfoot, D.
After selection by the Takoma chorus,
"Spring Song," by Pinsutl, and a solo by
Miss Helen Smith, \"A May Morning," by
Donza, accompanied by Mrs. W. B. Why to.
the Girls' Club of the Takoma Presbyter
Ian Church delighted those present with an
exhibition of delsarte movements, under
the direction of Mrs. M. A. Campbell, and
entitled the "8ilver 8tar March." At the
conclusion of this drill Mrs. Cora Dexter
presented Mrs. Campbell and Miss Grace
Favorite, the accompanist, with handsome
bouquets of flowers Those who took part
were Miss Katie White, leader; Miss Nina
Gosorn, Miss Nora Ferry, Miss Louise Foll
mer. Miss Louise Dexter, Miss Edlthe
Seudder, Miss Ethel Clark, Miss Ethel
Wakefield, Miss Edlthe Campbell, leader;
Miss Sarah Matthews. Miss Helene Tiffany.
Miss /.eta Gosorn. Miss Rae Gosorn, Miss
Nellie Lung. Miss Kutherlne Whitmer and
Miss Maisie Long.
An exhibition drill by company D of the
Boys' Brigade of the Takoma Church com
posed of the older boys then took place,
each of the movements receiving numerous
encores. The company was in command of
First Lieutenant Arthur W. Skinner, with
the following composing the company: First
sergeant. Harold Mooers; sergeant, William
Dudley, sergeant, Charles L. Haight;
corporal. James M. R. Adams; E. L. Bell.
W. Burdine, P. S. Dexter. James King, W.
Ijimond. C. Morse, D. Piatt, 8. Shear, W.
R Smith. A. Terflinger, P. Watson, William
A brief address giving the history of the
Boys' Brigade and the plans of the coming
field meet April :*>, on the campus on Piney
Brunch road, Takoma Park, were outlined
by Rev. William Hart Dexter. |?istor of
the Takoma Presbyterian Church and com
mandant of the Boys' Brigade. The even
ing's entertainment closed with a short
prayer by the pastor, and the singing of
"America" and the "Star Spangled Ban
ner." in which the audience Joined the Ta
Those composing the Takoma chorus,
which rendered pleasing music during the
evening, were Mrs. Long, Mrs. L. M
Mooers. Mrs. Will Williams, Mrs. Jackson.
Mrs. Easteiling, Mrs. Shear, Mrs. Perry!
Miss Dyre, Mrs. Shedd. Miss Grace Favor
ite. Miss Hopkins. Mr. Perry. Mr. Jackson.
Mr Shear. Mr. Easterltng. Mr. Harries and
Mr. Frank Favorite; Mrs. Bien, accomp
COLUMBIAN ALUMNI PLANS.
Reception and Buffet Supper to Be
Columbian University Alumni will not
hold an annual banquet this year, but in
stead will give a reception, with a buffet
supper?practically a "smoker," though
with some features that will make it dis
tinct. This was the decision of the execu
tive committee at a-meeting which was held
at the residence of the president, William
The meeting of the committee was a very
Important and an unusually Interesting one.
The president of the university was present
by invitation, and the members In atteud
ance were John Joy Edsoo, W. A. DeCain
dry, B. U. Warner, Theodore W. Noyea.
FOR YOUR FURS..
Whenever you're ready telephone Main 1134, Fur Department, and
we'll send for them.
We've unexcelled cold-storage facilities.
Why risk valuable furs to the ravages of moths and warm weather
(heat destroys the life of fur) as well as risk loss by fire or theft?
We'll store them, take all the risk, relieve you of all the trouble and
worry for an insignificant sum, considering the benefits.
If you want repairs or alterations we'll do that in summer at the
smallest possible cost?we can do such work in summer cheaper
than in the fur-selling season. Call?2d floor?or telephone Main
1134, Fur Department.
3-DAY5 SALE OF ?
Thousands of books offered at a fraction of their worth. Prices
tell their own story.
Book Department?Third Floor.
'The Right of Way," by Gilbert Parker, cloth bound and
the regular 50c. reissue edition. Our price during this 3-day
25c. Books, 11254c.
],f>00 of the well-known Admirable
Ser es, bound in dirk blue and gre<=n
ribbed cloth, gold title stamp. The list
contains over ::oo titles, by such authors
as Fleming, J! ir'itt, Braeme, Pumas.
Harland. Carey, Meredith, Lyall. The
Duchess. Si'Uthworth. llenty. Holmes
and Optic During this three days' sale,
Sample gels of History
of tine Nata ore.
A series that is one of the finest edi
tions of historical books published.
Choice of two bindings, red ribbed and
green grained cloth, with leather back
These are sample sets?only one of
each, and are offered at a third off reg
At 99c. Set.
History of Peru, by Prescott?The Con
quest of Peru, by Prescott?Ancient
Egyptians, by J. Gardner Wilkinson?
Conquest of Mexico, by Preseott?His
tory of Japan?History of Bussia. These
are two-volume sets, and each set boxed.
$9.00 sets of the Bise and Fall of the
Roman Empire, by Gibbons. 0 volumes,
boxed. Sale price *3.00
$12.00 set of United States of America,
bound in leather and cloth, 6 volumes.
$11.5? Bocks, 48c.
A Little Boy of Old Japan, a bright
and timely boys' story. $1.50 edition.
Sale price 48c.
"A LITTLE GIBL IN OLD
NEW YORK"?by Amanda Doug
las, with decorated cloth binding.
75c. ediUons. Sale price 25c.
"White Webster Dictionary, excellent
for school use, nicely bound In cloth.
Sale price ll>c.
$11.50 Atlas, 89c.
The Great Big Atlas, bound in red
cloth, contains the latest census and
all the maps are absolutely true and
correct. Regularly $1.50; sale price,89c.
"From Jest to Earnest," by E.
P. Roe. a regular 75c. edition;
sale price 25c.
50c. Books, lie.
Such titles as Tales From Tokyo?The
Dove That Lasts-Tlie Old Order
Changes?A Fair Fraud?Bab Biliads,
bound in red ribbed cloth with gold
title. Regularly 50c.; sale price...11c.
10c. Books, 3c.
Paper-covered Books such as The Pana
cea for Poverty, by Madison Peters
Porto Bicj an3 the West Indies, by
M. A. Hanum?Manila and the Philip
pines. Sale price?each 3c.
The Maid of Maiden Lane, by
Amelia Barr; 75c. cloth bound
10c. Classics, Ic.
A choice lot of Cassell's Classics, In
cluding excellent titles; regularly 10c.,
$2.00 Books, 48c.
Books by Mrs. Hodgson Burnett for chil
dren? Pineurnio and Giovaum; hand
somely illustrated. Each 48c.
Cloth-bound Sets of George
Eliot, 0 volumes. Sale price..71c.
Cloth-bound Sets of Thackeray,
10 volumes. Sale price $1.08
$11,25 Books, 38c.
Bob?The story of the Mocking Bird by
Sidney Lanier, a delightful study of
outdoor life; illustrated. Sale price,
25c. Boys' and Gurus'
A select library edition, nicely bound
In cloth and decorated in color, title in
gold. Choice of 40 titles, among which
are Cecil and His Dog. Faithful Ro
ver Maggie and the Sparrows?Elsie
and her Pet Rabbits?Hero with Cour
age, etc. Sale price, each 13c.
115c. Paper-Bound Fiction,
The Elite Series of Paper-bound Fiction
by best authors. Such titles as Mar
tha. the Parson's Daughter?Home
stead on the Hillside?Cyrano De Ber
gerac?Broken Links?Stepping Heav
enward?Not Like Other Girls?Orange
and Green?Fair Women?Rival Broth
ers?In Freedom's Cause?and many
others. Sale price, each 5^&c.
Glengarry School Days. $1.25 edition..50c.
Filagree Ball, $1 50 edition 75c
Danny, by Oliphant. $1.50 edition 75c.
Diary of A Goose Girl. $1.00 edition ?9c.
Two Van Revels, $1.50 edition 50c.
The House with Green Shutters, $1.50
Sylvia?history of an American Count
ess, with 12 full-page illustrations by
such artists as Christy, Hutt, W'ent
zell and Gilbert. Sale price, a copy,
The Island a romance by Richard Whit
ney. Sale price 25c.
The Stickit Minister's Wooing, by
Crockett, $1 50 edition. Sale price.25c.
Popular $1.5? Books, 48c.
Hearts Aflame?The Career of Mrs. Os
born?Tommy and Grizel?The Trifler?
The Silent Pioneer?The Sword of the
King?John Gayther's Garden. Choice
during this sale 4fec.
25c. Juvenile Books, 10c.
These will Interest the little ones. Nice
ly bound In fancy cloth and illustrated
throughout. Grimm's Fairy Tales?
The Pilgrim's Progress?Alice's Ad
ventures in Wonderland?Little Lame
Prince?Mother Goose Rhymes and
Jingles?Black Beauty?Nursery Tales
?Anderson's Fairy Tales, and others.
Sale price, each 10c.
25c. Cloth-Bound Books,
Popular Cloth-bound Books, such as
Maggie Miller?Sign of the Four?Cap
tain of the Pole Star?Study in Scarlet
?Evangeline?Forging the Fetters?
The Duchess?Prairie and Pioneer?
Choice during this sale 9c.
89c. Black Peau de Soie, 27 inches, 59c.
89c. Black Taffeta, 36 inches, 59c.
For light-weight, serviceable summer dresses we can recommend these two specially
priced lots of Black Habutai, both best Lyons (France) dye.
49c. value (24 inches), $1.00 value (86 inches).
$ 11.00 to
There's no washable fabric as cool and durable as linen.
We've an excellent variety of fine Linen Waists in tailor-made and
trimmed styles, some h'and-embroldered, others trimmed in real Japanese
drawn work, that cost up to $13.00.
At $1.00 WhUe Linen
stitched pleats to the bust; full
blouse; pleated back; tab stock;
large sleeves. All sizes.
lshed fabrle, made with broad piece
down the front of linen drawn-work,
pleated on each side to the bust and
pleated back; tab stock.
At $2.25 Fure
with stitched pleats to the bust; full
blouse and tucked back; latest style
stock and sleeves; tailor made. Sizes
32 to 44.
button-at-side effect, pleated to the
bust on each side, pleated back, fin
ished with clusters of fine pearl but
tons. All sizes. A new and nobby
Specials in Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats.
A few more bright days like yesterday, and the rush for hats will be
as great as before Easter. We're splendidly ready with facilities
for producing good, stylish hats at the lowest possible prices, and
also with the very latest ideas in shaping, draping and blending of
The following specials ought to make tomorrow doubly interesting:
Three lots Women's Stylish Trimmed Hats, in very attractive styles,
medium, large and small effects, trimmed In high-class manner.
$6.00 and $7.00
$5.00. $6.00. $7.50. |
WOMEN'S UNTRIMMED HATS. A lot of manufacturer's sam
ples of Untrimmed Straw Hats, and tucked. Chiffon Hats with straw .fvQ
crowns. Colors Include fancy effects and plain black. These Hats are
worth $1.23 and $1.48. Few duplicates. While they last at, CHOICE.... *
We've also a large lot of sample flowers in a great variety of effects,
good colors and styles. These are sold regularly at 38c. to 73c. Being ?i ^
samples we are enabled to offer choice of the entire lot at, KACH j[
ins m lure
These offers result from the offer of a maker to sell us sample pieces at a discount from regular prices. Not over two pieces of a kind.
75c. Voile, 59c.
44 Inches wide, all wool and in the
shades?champagne, silver gray, royal
and reseda and brown.
| $11 Canvas Suiting, 69c. |
All wool, 54 inches wide; neat block pat
terns in two shades of gray.
79c. Crepe, 69c.
Two pieces only of Barbazon Crepe. A
fine, sheer, but firm weave. Black
only. 40 inches wide.
| 50c. FianneS, 40c. |
Cream only. W inches wide. All wnr?|
and fine twill. It will pay to look for
ward to the need of attire for seashore
McGall's Skirt Patterns
ARE TWO IN ONE.
The dress skirt patterns are perforated at walking length, enabling a woman to
make either a walking or dress skirt from the same pattern.
McCall's Patterns make dressmaking easy. 10c. and 15c.
First Floor?Pattern Counter.
Are You Yet Without
For those who have not as yet selected their spring suit we've pre
pared the following items to tell about, which should prove inter
For Spring Suits of fancy mixtures in gray, Ox
ford, brown, blue and green, tailored in double
breasted, collarless effect, trimmed In contrasting shades
of cloth; lined in Skinner's satin. Skirt 7-gore flare.
00' For Spring Suits of Venetian cloth, cheviot and
fancy mixtures, designed in Eton, bolero, blouse
and Jacket styles, with and without cape collars, some
with fancy vests of Persian silk, trimmed in braid and buttons. Skirts trimmed
to match jackets. x
=* For Spring Suits of Venetian, mistral, broadcloth,
j) cheviot, fancy mixtures and covert cloth; tailor
ed in double-breasted fly-front, collarless Eton, in all
colors. Skirts In panel, box-pleat and kilt style, elaborately trimmed in silk
braid, Persian and cluth trimmings.
pp /Th/Th F?r Spring Suits of novelty etamine, broadcloth
Gr cheviot, in a variety of colorings; also fancy
mixtures. These suits have Eton, bolero, blouse and
double-breasted jackets, with and without cape collars, trimmed in folds and
pleats, silk velvet, braid and cloth. Skirts cut In pretty styles.
S/Th ^or Suits of French voile, Worumbo, Vc
cl^ V netian and broadcloth, in exclusive styles of
double-breasted Eton, dip effect, some with fancy vests
boleros and jacket styles, richly trimmed In taffeta silk, fancy braid, gold and
lace. Many beautiful effects in the skirts.
Different Designs in
Our early predictions regarding Organdies were not amiss, except
that we did not anticipate the great vogue they have achieved.
These OrgandUs will not bo affected by
dampness in the usual way. They are
therefore suitable for gowns for sea
shore and mountain wear.
Wre are in such close touch with the de
signers and the importers that the
very styles that are shown here are
being brought out In Paris where
these originated at just^bout the same
The feature of Organdies, aside from
the differences in design, all of which
are floral effects, is the soft chiffon
Several new patterns have just been
placed on sale.
Any one of the 40 patterns, a yard.STUc.
Half Price or Less
Exceptionally large values in Jewelry. Settings are excellent imita
tions of real gems.
$1.00 and $1.50 Brooches.
In sunburst and crescent
styles, with gold back...
$2.00 to $5.00 Brooches In
styles, with gold
^hes In yf-v
Witnout a Doubt
(Boots and Oxfords)
The Best Possible at $3 and $3.50.
All the new spring styles are ready in both tans and blacks, including
patent leathers. Women arc buying largelv of the new TUXEDO
They have a neat mannish shape, and
the heavy appearance of the usual
mannish style is noticeably absent.
The inner line Is quite straight;
soles are extension style.
The "PO-TAY" shape toe,
Is quite a favorite.
The great variety of lasts makes It
possible for us to fit any foot with a
Shoe or Oxford that Is neat and
stylish as well as perfectly com
KOLONIAL BOOTS?ALWAYS $3.50.
KOLONIAL OX FORDS?ALWAYS $:!
Springs Weight Jackets.
Daily the need of a Spring Jacket is brought forcibly to mind.
We've an unexcelled collection?and the prices extremely low.
Rare values in the materials that will be most worn this summer.
50 pieces Figured P. K.; choice
of 9 neat patterns; 19c. quality.
Finest quality Imported Highly
Mercerized Figured Madras
and Oxfords; regular 40c. and
50c. qualities. F=?
Choice, a yard, to
A Remarkable Bargain.
Sheer French Lawn, 47 inches wide; a 25c. quality.
Tomorrow, special price, a yard.
Sheer quality India L.1
non; 40 Inches wide.
Elsewhere 15c. yard.
Our special ? Jl
price, a yard
Fine Persian Lawn; 45
Inches wide. The reg
ular 45c. quality, 30
pieces only to
sell at, a yd....
Sheer Persian Lawn, 32
inches wide. Regu
lar 20c. quality. gpe
Covert and Cheviot Jackets.
Tailored in 23-in. length; lap seams;
dip front and complete with pockets.
These jackets are lined In ==
Romaine silk and are un
matchable values at
X ? <
Covert Cloth Jackets.
In double-breasted style; also of black
broadcloth, with and w-thout collars;
large full sleeves with cuffs; fancy
and plain buttons;
lined In guaranteed
In strap-seam effect; cut short over the
hips; nicely lined in Skinner's satin.
Also Clay Diagonal Jack
ets, in nobby short /OvO
lengths with pockets; j) / vUfffc
lined in satin. Choice ^ ? ' w
Covert Cloth Jackets.
English Covert Jackets.
Also of black chev!ot and light-weight
broadcloth, with and without collars,
short and medium lengths; strapped
and stitched. A few
have facing of silk.
x " X
Imported Covert Jackets. |
In striped effects, made in fancy i>jn?l
style; also Plain Covert Jackets,
pleated, tight - fitting
and lined In Skinner's
satin. $18.50 and
Also of fine black Venetian cloth;
tailored In fold and pleat>-d styl?-s,
trimmed in braid and
buttons; military and
plain effects; nicely
lined u ?'
Covert anil Broadcloth Jackets.
In several of the most popular styles;
collarless with full sleeves, and some
with regular coat sleeves; trimmed In
tabs, s lk and tucks.
These are lined in best
quality silk. Choice at
John T. Doyle, J. W. Holcombe, Prof. H. I>.
Hodftklns, Dr. G. N. Acker, Dr. T. N. Mc
laughlin, John PhuI Earnest, Stanton C.
President Needham showed the plans for
the new buildings of the university, and
gave a detailed statement of the financial
situation with respect to building. The meth
ods to be used in securing the funds for the
erection of Alumni Hall, which is to cost
about $100,000, were carefully considered,
and many suggestions were submitted to the
special committee In charge, which consists
of Mr. William Bruce King. Mr. John Joy
Kdson, Mr. W. A. BeCaindry and Mr. John
The committee, as stated, decided to
change from a formal dinner to a less for
mal reception or smoker, at which a buffet
luncheon will be served. This will prob
ably be held at Rauscher's the evening of
| Saturday, April 30. From the opinions that
have bee* expressed by the alumni it is
probable this change will result In a very
large attendance, jUO being the estimate of
Farewell Reception Tendered.
A farewell testimonial was tendered to
Rev. and Mrs. William H. Gains, late pas
! tor of Mount Zlon M. K. Church, on IKith
' street northwest, by the members and
| friends of the congregation. Mr. Gains Is
now presiding elder of south Baltimore dis
trict of the Washington annual conference
of the M. E. Church, he having served four
years as pastor of Mount Zion. The change
was naturally disappointing to the mem
bers of the congregation, and to show
their appreciation of his services and the
esteem in which he is held, he was present
ed with a handsome pocketbook with his
name Inscribed upon it and containing $43.
Mrs. Gains reclved a pocketbook also with
$12.00 inclosed. The Sabbath school pre
sented them a traveling case.
The presentations were made by Miss
Jessie Young. J. Towsend Beason and
Harry U. Bell, respectively. Mr. Gains re
sponded, stating he was deeply touched by
the many kind words expressed. Rosle
Smith. Emma Brown. Mary White, Mrs.
Sarah Smith. Martha Henderson. Henrietta
Young. Mrs. Martha l.ee. Maud Smallwood,
Mrs. Maggie Thomas. Mrs. Irene Orange,
Mrs. Mattle Smith and Louise Brown and
others constituted the committee in charge
of the affair.
Refreshments were served at the residence
of Mrs. Sarah Smith. 2811 Dunbarlon ave
JUNK DEALER FINED.
Convicted oil Three Charges of Vio
lating Weights and Measures Law.
Fines amounting to $100 were Imposed on
William Wright, a colored Junk dealer, in
the District branch of the Police Court this
morning after his conviction on three
charges of violating the weights and meas
Assistant Sealer of Weights and Meas
ures Geo. A. Howe who preferred the
charges against Wright, reported that he
stopped the colored man while he was near
the corner of 1st and G streets northwest
with his pu:ih cart yesterday afternoon.
Wright, he said, declined to exhibit his
scales until he had been asked several limes
and then he attempted to hide a pair of
scales which were four pounds short in
weight beneath the junK in his cart. An
other pair ot scales which he had in his
possession had not been marked and test
ed and neither had the pair which he at
tempted to hide
Wright declared that he was ignorant ot
the law, but Judge Scott held that his ex
cuse was not sufficient and Imposed the
lines mentioned, naming imprisonment ;n
the workhouse for seven months as the
DISEASES AND DEATHS.
Report of the Health Department for
Week Ended Saturday Last.
The weekly report of the health depart
ment submitted to the Commissioners by
Dr. W. C. Woodward, health officer, today
shows that the deaths In the District of Co
lumbia during the week ended on Saturday,
April 2, 1904, numbered 12T>, of which 75
were white and 50 were colored. Tills num
ber represents death rates as follows: For
the white population. lh.G; for the colored,
"8.4, and for the entire inhabitants 21.0., as
compared with 17.?>. iM).,"! and 21.4 for the
corresponding period of last year. The pre
vailing diseases responsible for mortality
during last week were consumption 21. dis
eases of the heart 17, diseases of the kid
neys 0, pneumonia 8 ar.d grip B.
Dtphtheria cases increased from 11 to 14,
there occurring 7 new eases and 4 dis
Scailet fev*r chows considerable diminu
I tion, hut 5 new cases 'were reported and 10
were discharged, leaving 41 cases now under
treatment In 26 different premises, as
against 55 cases last week.
Typhoid fever had 7 cases developed and
0 discharged, which increased the number
by one, with 40 cases now under observa
No new cases fit smallpox have occurred,
and the city is entirely free from this dis
The births reported number 104, of which
60. were white and 38 were colored.
The, weather conditions prevalent during
the past week were as follows: Tempera
ture (mean) 49 degrees, rtiofin "relative hu
midity 70, mean actual barometer 30.03. The
winds wera northwesterly in direction, aver
aging 7 miles an hour, ^.ith a maximum
velocity of 24 miles on thqr'Jrt Ijistant. The
maximum temperature wie? 0H degrees on
the 1st and the minimum 24 degrees on the
2-ith ultimo. jy f
To the Editor of The Kvenlng St*r:
The report in last evenirig's"Star on the
opposition to the proposed oec&patlon of M
street by an electric railroad Has attracted
special attention, I think, because of the
treatment of the Commissioner! of the Dis
trict by the Senate committee. The citizens
of the District know that dtir Catamissloners
are capable and rainstaklrvg ottclals. They
g..ve hearings to the people and investigated
all the facts with regard to the proposed
railway with scrupulous care. As a result
they submitted a full report to the commit
tee. This report manifests a thorough
knowledge of the needs of our people and
offers some pertinent suggestions that are
well founded and reasonable.
It seems strange, indeed,, that the Senate
committee should ignore thiB document and
incorporate In their report to the Senate
statements thkt are in direct contradiction
of the conclusions reached by the Commis
i-y present purpose Is to point out the fact
that the Senate report is calculated to mis
lead the public into a belief that the Dis
trict Commissioners had recommended M
street as a proper location for the railroad.
As a matter of fact the Commissioners
did not recommend M street. They did
recommend the use of existing lines. They
favored the extension of the Cajiital Trac
tion line from U street along Florida avenue
and 8th street northeast to the junction of
the Pennsylvania avenue line.
Tills Is the attitude of the Commissioners,
and it was strongly indorsed by the repre
sentatives of the North Capitol and Ecklng
ton Citizens' Association, of more than 225
members, at the hearing before the Senate
Tiie Commissioners took occasion to ex
press their opinion in the event that the
committee should not adopt their recom
mendation to extend the Capitol Traction
line on U street. This is -what the Com
missioners say: "If this Is not done, or if
It is considered that the cross-town re>ad
proposed in the bill is necessary, then the
L street route, prolonged as proposed in the
northeast, would be the better (especially
as M street is a much-used fire-run), the
charter of the road being in accordance
with the bill Inclosed by the Commis
This language, it will be seen, is very
carefully guarded. The report of the Senate
committee, on the other hand, says: "The
recommendation of the Commissioners of
the District of Columbia that this portion of
M street should be widened from 35 to 45
feet did not impress your committee, for
the reason that if the property owners along
the route at this point at any time here
a.^er conclude that it is to their advantage
to have the street widened In accordance
with the recommendation of the Commis
sioners the work may be done under the
provisions of the genera] law."
Not to speak of the Iniquitous proposition
ii,at a property holder should be compelled
to pay one-half of the expense of widening
the street after the value of his house has
oeen depreciated by the railroad, I will
simply call attention to the fact that the
language of the committee's report would
lead any one not fami:iar with the facts to
suppose that the Commissioners of the Dis
trict had recommended that J street should
be used, and that as a part of that recom
mendation th-y had proposed that it should
It is no wonder that the report-th yester
day's Star carries alorfg this language, thus
leaving the reader to suppose that the Com
missioners had recommended the use of M
street. Such is not the fact.
It cannot be too emphatically announced
that the Commissioners are opposed (and
justly so) to the use of either M or L street.
ROBERT I. FLEMING.
Thank Offering Service.
An Easter thank offering service has
been arranged for ? Friday afternt>on, at 2
o'clock, at the Metropolitan M. E. Church,
at which time Mrs. J. Ellen Foster will
make' an address on "Christ and Woman
hood." and Rev. F. M. Bristol. D. D? will
speak in behalf of the Woman's Missions.
Mrs. II. M. Rider will read "Not<es from
the field," and Mrs. 11. R. Naylor will
make a report of "Special offerings and
mission work in India." Other features will
be solos by Miss Elizabeth Piercf and Mrs.
D. Olin Leech.
Function Proposed .Under Auspices of
Spanish War Veterans.
Ma j. Fred S. Hodgson and the other officers
of the District of Columbia Corps, Spanish
War Veterans, are making arrangements to
give a novel and original military banquet
April 23 at the Spanish War Veterans' Hall,
719 6th street northwest. The affair will l>e
enlivened by a number of unique and lu
dicrous features and striking situations.
The banquet hall will be decorated in true
military fashion with the tri-color of the
republic predominant. The guests of honor
will Include Admiral Schley, who will lie
requested to respond to the toast, "Our
Navy;" General Nelson A. Miles, who will
be requested to respond to the toast, "Our
Army;" the eight members of Congress who
were soldiers In the war with Spain and
other men of note.
Captain J. Ligon King, who Is secretary
of the banquet committee, stated today
that the corps officers were especially anx
ious to have a splendid response to the
toast, "Our Friend, The Press." bccause
of the grand manner the organization of
soldiers of the Spanish war has been
treated by the newspapers of Washington
and the country generally.
"Another toast of especial significance to
the boys," said Captain King, "will be re
sponded to by Colonel -A. A. Wiley, a mem
ber of Congress from Alabama, and a vet
eran of the war with Spain. The toast is to
'Our Mothers and Wives,' a subject which
is most dear to the heart of the American
soldier. Chaplain Pierce, U. 8. A., who is
also chaplain of the District Coprs, 8. W.
V., will take care of the toast to another
class who are dear to our soldiers?"The
The banquet committee comprises Corps
Commander Hodgson, chairman; Captain J.
Ligon King, secretary: Surgeon 8. Clifford
Cox, Captain Lee M. Lipscomb, Captain
Sheridan Ferree. The last two named, with
Captain Kins, have been appointed a sub
committee to arrange a program of novel
ties for the function.
Another project in which the mcmkn of
the District corps and the members of the
seven commands are taking a great deal of
interest is the proposed formation of a
Spanish War Veterans' Club for social pur
poses. The membership will include l?ot>i
former officers and enlisted men. The club
will probably have permanent quarters in
the Spanish War Veterans' building, on ttth
An extensive lawn party is still another
project which Is occupying the attention of
Corps Commander Hodgson and the mem
bers of the ladles' auxiliaries.
The proposed banquet to Senator Dick.who
Is a member of the Henry W. Ijiwson Com
mand, S. W. V., of this city hasl>een declared
off. It was to have been a corps affair
and to be held at the Shoreham. When th*
senator was notified by the proper commit
tee of the desire of the organization to
thus do him honor, he expressed regret at
his Inability to accept the courtesy. The
reasons he gave for his non-acceptance
w?re the recent death of Senator Hanna
and the press of official duties as the date
of the adjournment of Congress draws
near. Major Hodgson has dissolved tha
several banquet committees.
Wong Fook's Misadventure.
From the IVrnk Strait* Echo.
Six Chinese gang robbers (Macaos) en
tered the house of one Wong Fook, who re?
elded at Tambun, a prosperous mining vil
lage a few miles from Ipo. They threw
some water which was mixed with a few
chillies In his eyes, and tied him to a stool
and then began to search the house. They
broke open a box and removed $40 In notes,
a gold ring and some clothing to the tune
of $60. They then went out and bolted
i.n;l locked the house, leaving the unfortu
nate Wong Fook a prisoner therein. He
managed, however, to unloosen his tow
cl.ang. and with the aid of an ax burst
open his door. He then went to the Tam
bun police station and made a report.
Appointed Judge for Philippines.
Judge James C. Jenkins of Atlanta, Oft.,
who Is now in tills city, has been appointed
a at 1 ir--> of the court of first lft?
St. Philippine Islands.