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-any longer-even if the
coldest two-thirds of winter
is still abead. Our AN
REDUCTION SALE will
begin tomorrow. Every
line has been reduced
-some more than bthers.
Here is a "stunner:"
$ UNDERWEAR, 85c.
The "$ir" marked on this
fne natural wool winter
weight underwear is the
"figger" that ought to
STAY THERE-all the
time - grandest dollar's
worth of warmth and com
fort a man ever had next
to- his skin. Shirts and
Drawers-all sizes-cut to
WARM GLOVES REDUCED.
These are the only kind
of gloves that keep the
hands warm in cold weath
er-right dressy, too!
Two lines of 75c. gloves
-one with astrakhan back
and jersey hands-other of
English hand-knit Scotch
wool-cut to 50c.
"On the Ave.," No. 623
McKnew's "Talk to Men."
,Don't expect other merchants to
recommend Dr. Jaeger Underwear,
for they cannot get it to sell. We
control it for Washington. It is the
fmest Underwear on earth, and com
parison will prove it.
An the Other gnd acris of. Umderwear.
Tbe are beskem in san h1es their
Men's leeee-liad tirts and
Drawers. Rehbed rcm Se. to... *
Men's TIM Merino Wister-Weight
8Urts and Drawers............... 5oc.
Imported Phll-aahamed datnral woad
Mhirs and Drawes at $1, $150 and $2
Men's Winter Gloves.
Men's Fleeee-lined Jersey REbbed Gloves.
YImertow for 21e.
Genuime seoteh wool t.loves, 50 and Me.
Me's Fleece-laied Kl. amd Moche Gloves,
OL $"-1e awd s.T
Fewr Astrakhan Gloves. sokd last sea
-. fer $Zft This season, 2.
Dr. Jawer's Cusel's Hair -Glove., In eape
Wm. H. McKnew,
933 Pa. Ave.
-Hie who asks timidly
The Watch I Can't Fix
Hasn't Been Made!
Far 16 years rye made a study of and practieed
Watc sadClac rep~~.Today my Patrons
aonbor scientlats. ral M racn me-in
fact. al to whbo exact time is important. rm
lorated at 02 G at. Hatterly is my ame.
-throughout the Union for the
style and comfort I can embody in a
I make Shl-ts en approval-if they don't suit
beve ear"lcular-no pay. Sample on this
Frank Wells, atlrnaker, 1411 Pa. Ave.
* ~ Patent:
.Relieve wearing glasses of its :
most disagreeable feature. They ;
don't "pinch" $e nose-yet .
hold the glasses firmly-cor-:
. rectly. We put them on our
.with finest lenses-for $2.
11 Cegw a o or Spectacles a .
.examiring the eyes al d ting .
M7XiIfier & co.,
El EKAMINING OPTCICi
Kept in repair one year
e* e s.'t thi. .eesectet evidence of . . .
"Mayer's," 943 Pa. Ave.
There ls just one fault I find
with that duplicate of engraving type ram runmIng
as a spechalty-It's qspailg the hIgher-priced en
graving trade I've worted up.
!niples ian be seen by calling.
Elliott,sica Prester. 506 xoth St.
When You Don
Your Full Dress Suit
it's Inexpensive to do that. We've redueed
pie ne-h~f nil eDr Tie an Goes
-T h. tDes Shirts, Collar, and Cuffs at
evre wearing or$1.30 Derhte ans
ing hats for Which their owners paid
at $1. Walttill they know ab out the
eof koaw HTs lHow ar thy
eare talking about it--so are we.
13p-to-date hatter, 905 Pa. Ave.
qAZerA BARBARA SEA SALT, FOR BATHING.
bpewhae wih oxygen. Bracing! Inigur
AGAINST THE TRACKS
Trying to Prevent .mbling an
To Take Effect From Date of Pas
NO BETTING OR POOLS
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
RICHMOND, Va., January 6.-Mr. A.
Maupin, member of the house of delegates
from Henrico county, introduced in the
House today the following bill, whose ob
ject is to prevent gambling and selling or
malring books, pools or mutuals within the
commonwealth of Virginia:
L Be it enacted by the general assembly
of Virginia that it shall be unlawful for
any person or persons or association ef
persons, corporation or corporations to oc
cupy any ground, or room, shed, booth,
tent, tenement or bulding, or any part
thereof, erected on the grounds 4f any
agricultural association, grange association,
base ban park, driving-or riding club or as
sociation, public or private parks, or else
where within the limits of this common
wealth, with books, apparatus or parapher
nana for the purpose of recording bets or
wagers, or of selling or making books.
pcols or mutuals upon the result of any
game of base ball, foot ball, or the trial of
speed or power of endurance of any ani
mal or beast, or being the owner, lessee or
occupant of any room, shed, booth. tent,
tenement, building or grounds, or part
thereof, knowingly to permit the same to
be used for making bets on any gam o
games of base ball and foot bal, or trial
of speed or power of endurance of any ani
mal or beast, or therein, or thereon to keep,
exhibit or employ, or permit to be kept;
exhibited or employed, any device or ap
paratus for the purpose of recording or
registering such bets .or wagers, or the
selling or making of such books, pools or
mutuals, or to become the custodian or de
pository for gain, hire or reward of any
money, property or thing of value, bet or
wagered. or to be wagered, or bet contrary
to the provisions of this act; or to receive,
register, record, forward, or purport or pre
tend to forward to, or for any race course
any money, thing or consideration of value
offered for the purpose of being bet or
wagered upon the speed or power of endur
ance of any animal or beast, or for any
person cr persons to occupy any place,
building or grounds, or part thereof, witt
books, paper. apparatus or paraphernalia
for the purpose of receiving, recording or
registering any bets or wagers, or to aid,
assist or abet in any manner whatsoever,
in any of the acts forbidden by this statute.
2. That nothing in this act shall be con
strued to prevent agricultural associationS
and riding and driving clubs or assoclations
offering a purse or premium at such trials
of speed of animals or beasts as may be
held by them.
3. That any person or persons or asso
ciation of persons, corporation or corpora
tions violating the provisions of this act,
shall, on conviction thereof be fined not
less than $100, nor more than $1,000, one
half of which shall be paid to the informer,
and be imprisoned not less than six months
nor more than one year In JaIl. '
4. All acts or parts, of acts inconsisteni
with this act are hereby repealed.
5. This act shall be in force from its
BENNING STAKES ANNOUNCED.
Preparing for a First-Clauss Spring
The stakes to be run for at the Benning
race meeting next spring have been an.
nounced, and they are such as will be sure
to secure large entries and first-class fields
The meeting will be conducted by 'the Bel
mont syndicate, which purchased the track
from the Washington Jockey Club, and as
It will be backed by both money and .in
telligence, racing such as has not been seer
here since the days of the Old National Jock
ey Club is confidently promised. It is
said that betting will not be allowed b3
the management, except that between man
and man, pool-selling and book-making be
ing absolutely proh.blted. But It Is under
stood that District Attorney Birney, pro
ceeding under the decision of the Court of
Appeals In the case of Fred. T. Miller. wil
prevent any and all forms of betting
whether it Is done under the New York
hand-book system or not.
That is, he so informed a Star reporter
some time ago, And nothing has since tran
spired, It is said, to cause him to change
his determination. The coming meeting
will, therefure, be compelled to depend alone
upon the gate receipts, and It remains to
be seen whether a race meeting here can
be so supported. It Is said that a race meet
ig has never proved pronftable under .u
conditions elsewhere. It has been intimat.
ed that ary effort will be made to secure thi
passage by Congress of a bill allowing bet
ting on the track during a limited numbe
of days In the spring and fall, but there Is
it appears, l:ttle likelihood of such a propo
sition passing, although there are, It Is said
naany people here who favor such a'law.
The Bennings meeting will run from Apri
18 to May 2, and the- following are the
stakes announced to be run for, entries
therein to close February 4:
For two-year-olds-The Arlington, halh
mile, purse $1,000; the Mo:-lpt Vernon, fos
fillies, half mile, purse 3809; the Congre.
sicnai, selling, half mile, purse 3800- -thi
Eastern Branch, four-and-a-half furg
F.,r three-year-olds-The Potomac, six fur.
longs. purse 31.000; the Federal, selling, six.
and-a-half furlongs, purse P.,000; the* Cap.
Itol, one mile, purse 31,000.
For three-year-olds and upward - The
Washington Handicap, one-mile-and-a-six.
teenth, purse 31,200; the Army and Nav3
Handicap, one mile, purse 31,000; the Blus
and Gray Handicap, three-quarters of a
mile, purse 3800; the Washington Handicap
If thirty or more entries are received ths
value of the purse will be increased t<
Steeplechases-The 'liaster steeplechase
two miles. pursa 1800; Selling Steeple
chase, two-miles-n--hjpurse 8'720; ths
Sheridan Steeplechase Handicap,three miles
purse $1,000. Hurdle races: The Virginij
Hurdle race, one-mile-and-a-half, purse 1800
the Sellmng Hurdle race, one-mile-and-thtree.
quarters, purse $750; Maryland Hurdle Han
dicap, two-miles-and-a-.quarter, purse $1,000
Eastern League Contracts.
The following Eastern Base Bail Leagus
contracts have been approved for the sea.
son of 1896: .
With Scranton-James McGuire, Jolhs
Crob~in, E. L. Bradley, Edward Rafferty.
With SyraeuseJames Garry, Thomai
Power, Daniel J. Minnehan, Michael Lynch
Victor . Willis, William Eagan, Nacs
Mason and George Griston.
W.th spr:ngfield-Joseph Scbachern an'
With Toronto-Frank McPartlin, James
-That Reminds Me
I rnust drop ir
and get somE
3R[ sWhisky. It's th<
best IPve evei
N4)used, and the3
-,sell a full quar
'bottle for $x.
d: Magruder .,
TWO STORES, 141a N. .Ta.
Stenographers! Use a Pen
--Use a LANCASTER OOVERNMENT FOUNTAD
PEN. It's a smooth, readr writer. Its fiow oe
ink is always steady and sufleet. Then you,
noutes will be permanent andi legible. Prices, $
nw p. t.FounLtin Pens exchanged. Teeds Stted
IANCASTEIR GO01ilMENT PEiN CO., 919 1st,
DIen, James Casey, Willard- A. Holland,
Stewart Sanford, George E. Gray, Larry
K~nsell, John Freeman and John Deltrich.
With Rochester-Win. Johnson and Joe
Released: By Scranton-John P. Luby.
Terms accepted: By Syracrse-H. J. Jor
dan, Alexander Whitehall By Springfield
GOo. 0. Leidy.
Mousemain signs With St. Lents.
Houseman, the ineider, who lives in Chli
Ceso, has Agfml with the St. Louis team.
He was tried by Washington, but was uoi
up to the standard
WON THE TROPHY.
Handsome Vietery of the Capital
DieYele Club Whist Team.
PreVailing col:1 weather in having no ef
fect upon the members of the Capital Bi
cycle Club, because. every man of thera
is proof against atmospheric frigidity by
reason of the glow of complete satisfac
tion enveloping each of them on account
of the victory won by the whist team of
the organization in the contest with the
Albany Whist Club for the trophy of the
American Whist Leagne. The team of the
Capital Club consisted of Messrs. C. M.
Barrick, D. J. Carr, Lindley Fogg aid H.
N. Lowe, and was sent out to dare and to
do after several weeks of competition in
the games of the club house. It was, the
first time a team was ever sent from the
club under such circumstances, the former
custom being for the whist committee to
select four men and form the team in this
way. The winning of the magnificent sil
ver cup, which Is the trophy, by the gentle
men who have proven their supremacy in
competition with all the other members of
the club is very gratifying to the entire
The game at Albany consisted of twenty
four hands, played in duplicate.. On the
first round the Capital Club men led their
opponents by eight tricks. When the
duplicate hands were played the Albany
boys recovered one point only, leaving the
score of the content -seven tricks in favor
of Washington. The team will reach
home. today and bring the trophy with
them, and the Capital Bicycle Club will
then have to defdad Its possession against
all clubs in the American Whist League
who may desire to play for 4t. The Al
bany Whist Club contains some of the
best players In the country, and in the
tournament of 1SM at Philadelphia, in
which twenty-nine of the strongest whist
teams In the country participated, the Al
bany team won the championship of the
Laker Ties Pillsbury.
Another sitting in the international chess
tournament was playod in St. Petersburg
yesterday, this being the tenth in all, and
the first day. of the fourth round. The re
sult was as follows:
Lasker (black) beat Pillsbury in a queen's
gambt declined after thirty moves. Tschi
gorin claimed his second day off, and his
game with Steinits scheduled for yester
day was postponed.
The record: Lasker, won 6%, lost 8%;
Pillsbury, won 6', lost 8%; Steinits, won
4% lost 4%; Tschigorin, won 1%, lost 7%.
The Canterbury Team.
The Canterbury foot ball team has dis
banded for the season. It was erroneously
stated last week that the Canterburys had
been defeated by the Orients. The Canter
burys have played the Orients but once, the
game resulting In a score of 0-0. They have
defeated the Shamrocks by the score of 14.0;
Gallaudets, 6-0, and have. been defeated by
the Gallaudets by 10-4.
REV. DR. WILLIAMS ACCEPTS.
Arrangements Ceampleidd for His In
Rev. Dr. G. S. Williams of Bristol, Tenn.,
who was lately called to' the pastorate of
the Metropolitan Baptist Church, made va
cant by the death of the former pastor,
Gen. Green Clay Smith, has fdrmally noti
fled the congregation here of his accept
a'nee of the call Arrangements have been
made for his installation to take place Fri
day evening, January Nth. The program
for this ceremony, which Is termed in the
Baptist Church a recognition service, has
been-'arraged as follows: Presiding offi
cer, Rev. J. J. -Muir, -.0, D., pastor of the
E Street Church; organ voluntary; anthem,
by a special chorus of thirty voices, led by
Prof. Gilbert A. Clark; invocation, Rev. N.
C. Naylor, pastor of Maryland Avenue
Church; hymn, "How Firm a Foundation;"
reading of the Scriptures, Rev. A. F. An
derson; prayer. Rev. C. C. Meador, D. D.;
hymn, "Corouation;" address, Rev. S. H.
Greene, D. D.; anthem; charge to the
church, Rev. C. A. Stakeley, D. D.; re
sponse, Rev. Mr. Williams; doxology; bene
diction, Rev. E. Hem Swem; after which
there is to be en informal reception.
The new minister is a native of Tennes
see. He obtained his academic education
in that state, and his collegiate and theo
logical training at Bethel College, Ken
tucky, and at Union University, Murfrees
boro, Tenn. In the ministry he has served
as pastor of the Central Baptist Church,
Nashville; Tabernacle Church, Raleigh, N.
C.; Second Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.
Y., and his present charge at Bristol. In
this place he has been very successful,
building up a large congregation and erect
ing three mission chapels. It was mainly
through his influence that the Southwest
Institute was moved to Bristol, and through
his efforts largely, $100,000 has been added
in equipments to the institution.
Nelson Division, No. 2, U. R., K. of P. :J.
H. Mills, captain; I. W. Hardell, first lieu
tenant; Andrew Lauxman, second lieu
tenant (herald); Thomas Adams, S. K.
recorder; R. H. Hardell, treasurer, and S.
K. Zac. Turner, 'Itandard bearer.
Meridian Commandery, No. 178, Golden
Crcus: Noble commander, E. T. Atkinson;
vice noble commander, Rebecca Benrick;
wcrthy prelate, Johanna Henrick; noble
keeper of records (re-elected tenth term),
S.. W. Maddux, sr.; financial K. of R. (re
elected), Henry H. Bough; W. treasurer
(re-elected), R. A. Walker; worthy herald,
Edw. F. Huggins; warder inner gate, Van
dera Buggins; warder outer gate, Nora B.
Atkinson; trusteen, Win. Muirhead, A. M.
Solmon and N.. W. Wilkerson; representa
tives to Grand Commanadery, A. M. Sol
mon and N. W. Wilkerson; alternates, S.
W. Maddox, ar., and Mary A. Keck.
Woman's National Press Association:
Mrs. Hannah B. Sperry, president; Mrs.
Ellen S. Cromwell, vice president; Mrs. M.
L. O'Donoghue, corn esfionding secretary:
Mrs. Mary M. North, assistant correspond
lag secretary; Miss Cynthia Cleveland, re
cc.rding secretary; Miss French, assistant
recording secretaty; Mrs. Gist, treasurer;
Mrs. Vorhis, auditor; Mrs. B. Lockwood,
litrarian, and Mrs. Emerson, delegate-at
Metropolis Lodge,No.-10, I. 0.0O. F.: Fr-ank
R. RIley, N. 0.; Edward B. Grove, V. 0.;
Charles F. Trotter, R. S.; Millard J. Weav
er, P. 5.; Peter Barr, T.; Walter I. Rich,
werden; Richmond Sheriff, conductor; Wil
liam H. McNeil, R. S. N. G.; Norman
Pruitt, L. S. N. G.; James H. Cathell, R. s.
V. G.; D. Willard Jones, L. S. V. G.; John
H. Flanagan, R. S. S.; Joseph A, Cohen, L.
8. S.; William F. Lannan,'I. G.; David B.
Keller, 0. G.
Golden Rule Lodge, No. 21, I. 0. 0. F.:
Jno. P. Weikel, noble grand; L. K. -Wtt,
vice grand; Win. A. Taylor (re-elected),
recording secretary; Geo. C. Hercus (re
elected), per. secretary; Win. Bibson (re
AU About Great Britain.
The dispute regarding the Venezuelan
question between Great Britain and the
United States has brought these two coun.
tries prominently before 'the entire world.
Beginning with page 176 and ending with
page 180 of The Evening Star's New Alma
nac and Encyclopedia for 1896 will be found
all about the Government of Great Britain,
Its Ministry, Courts of Law, its Army and
Navy Officers, Its possessions, area of
square miles, population, revene, public
debt, imports and exports, educational and
financial statistics, the annuities paid to
the British Royal Family, etc. The Even
ing Star's Almanac also contains complete
information regarding all of the other for
eign powers, the recent war between the
Japanese and Chinese and a mine of other
facts, statistics and records regarding the
entire world 25c. per copy. For sale at
The Star office and all news stands..
The W. C. T. U.'s Week of Prayer.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union will observe the week of prayer by
holding services each week day in the
auditorium of the- Central Union Mission
freon 12 to 1 p.m. The services will be con
Information Neede& by Loea
An Intiresting Sectii of the Dis.
NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST
Having treated of the map of the western
section of the District and the surrounding
country in Maryland, the second section,
which is north of - the northwest section of
the city, will be now taken up. - As in the
first s6ctional map, all of the roads -will be
discussed, and this will be follow'd by an
article in which, for the benefit of tile new
riders, a number of available and .pretty
rcutes will be picked out, leaving the read
ers to determine the remainder by personal
examination. This is undoubtedly the best
plan, as it will.tend to familiarize the cy
clIsts with all of the roads in the District
and the Immediate vicinity of Maryland.
One thing which It is well to bear in mind
is -that In namipg the surrounding roads no
system was brought Into use, and conse
quently to know the country the rider must
know the roads. Their limited number,
however, makes this comparatively easy.
One thing which may at -Irst seem strange
will be that he will and some of the roads
having two distinct names, which some
times will apply to the entire road. while
in other cases it will apply to two different
sections of the same road.-though genersa
ly It Is diffieult to uind 'vet, where one of
these sections ends and.: where the other
It is well, Perhaps to-trenAind the reader
of the value of the mapwiwhich accompany
these articles. When eompleted they will
form a broad continuous belt LL around the
District, and give the eyeliais the names of
the various roads and -VtIW Information
that cannot be In any oth11flway obtained.
Even the wagon roads ape Icluded, as far
as practicable. -for Ad~l4Qa guidarce,.
though short wagon paths oe left out, be
cause they do not add ow -the value of the
Map, or because they are ot long enought
to connect two ridable 9pa"
The map in this articilk ist# continuation
of the map published Map week, and the
westegn see~q of one_- wilkipe found to -at
the eate s Wtion.of tW .tedr.
Fron a ro al glance afthou Nec mpan n t
map two tings are seen. The nrst is that
as Rock- creek runs near the center of the
en. tire section.there must be a watershed a
the vicinity'.f which the creek dratins i'
large part. This Is true, and approximately
Rock creek drains the entire area of the
map, If anything more, for the eastern
watershed wio extend east of 7th street
road. As a consequence one can expect to
fnd plenty of hills in the section, and In this
no one will be disappointed. It Is the most
hilly of any of the sections which will have
to be dealt with; yet withal It Is one of the
prettiest, the natural scenery being worth
many times the .extra trouble of any trip
mrade. This- Is the section which will con
tain the future Rock Creek Park and the
Section In whieh the Zoological Park has al
ready been established.
The second glance at the map will show
that perhaps with but one exception all of
the riding Is done in the District, and this,
as a ruled meaps good roads, though In this
section we and one or two exceptions to the
rule. As there are a number of roads which
run their entir len n th is section thiy
wio onewsl be tedaond. theirmosactr
Tohe deat rih;yead talI is onuame ofndh
prtetrh onralcnybing worheTeney
mawnyra time the exrad trble oay t
e. aThs the eton which will con-h
tinlte futhtueRc namekr and uthus
sectio infchthe Zsoooicalm Park hs a
paTafaahe seontanei'tlo the Milo
tary rodn is dex in the Distrt- hand is
sarl. e goodrod, thoughti ardbb hr In 'h
sectsin the coe or twoxeprtad,.but the r
rule.nnAter are aMnumbro road s shwn
rn thei mapr lengthde in thisw sections the
willunn firom tre andthestr chradcthe
Rock GreenFt road ol abouitace oantw
amqres, whleothe rucndhingn from thee
town Cre odroad to the ran road at
end at eeted oad.Iwas road usna the
feryp of the ate o wara, en its namet
adrtaly irded Iteratpart of the city,1
rnin fro, .Brightwoode ustralf trugh
sogdoenm tho oi tdhe. Teew aroad,
hilnd thecorthward the hedu Rtvey re
indsiicrd oThe Military roadra shodge
od the machingide nto stos. one
optsnnn ofr the thte road o sher
Rmokntee to mch rand falenintof twose
mies he ma the secdhan runnfrg te
Bigtace- of nole goodsI taclss, thuemgh
ofnagcelebrat'er t can be smae rindde
eArl prnt ofth lsat poor ence its ameago
rad, vitholy girt arce. the ecity,
snetione namft the eningeytwnrdo
thaGanod thenrhard toe he iveter road
snd ws terfoeiter e hapec for Ldnge
sra.eI marchinoo bdies of wtop toathe
oTpoet Bofkvthe cit tetroad ws aotw
amoues omh and fallnenletow disse
Chev thase, en secto runnthe Ditoc
line.o Theatroa is moantbe lometieandifrem
tncesen matdsised, theoremaindefr aofagon
road, withanly aedrt surfse..T secondaie
seion the ryoan ronig atard romin
thenGrant road hs aeem kep 'nnettg ue
ndrthrefore in bsoe apen fortridn
tin sligtly Milltay ad. n accun of dtrt and
urfed mnlys apaon ridn 1wth weathe.
The BrokvCree ord eiroadr is abouti-cwr
miles loigh, notn f quientoymilen to
Cevyghsevndgt the Bodrahrdneric
the.e rt-li andtlyunnvengind ftraain
Telyowrpn o t hu kone-halforheina
tyaI paaofmtheod Mth--remadr.o Ithes
mnldrtroad witfaetsevero. sallo lls
aoTe ards lrng, odnstats the a
withthegenMleyoad, and runnrthar
outslleladcet the Dln.Itlnth linh
anaaised rad amaily6~ clayner due
northmfor of mils o scoursebu noene
arneton atee t e rsden. hefis c
tions of the MLitaryorough ItI ofdi and n
usedualy ashrougon rt.eaant thoug fewtso
1The Roktreek Formdes is ar semi-cir
lteetsfthavigth uBrdisnche road nea
abou loer morioe n ots thre t. wais onl
laatof the old i ti Miliity a. It is
invit. and ofhmost lssriablrie.
The Broade Lianeh road stars anto the
Teldeon'sM roadjs adv ruseorgtwrd
outsde theDsrit ie.an at hlnt In enthe
Dtrictd Its abut thre mlesda, beng partly
haly nube ofay hidle. orsbtnn
Tlengierel road is r 'eallyg an con
n4t st ennd' i me a rt of. the
Mill road, running part of. Its way through
the Zoological Park. It has a numadanmued
surface most of its way, and Is fair for rid
- Bladgen's Mill road runs from the 14th
street road -to Pierce Mill road, and is
about two miles in length. Though a hilly
road, it is good for cycling, the macadam
surface being generally 4n good condition.
Connecticut avenue extended, counting
from 18th street and the Boundary, is about
four miles long, running perfectly straight
to Chevy Chase Circle. The electric cars
run in the middle of the highway, which In
in excellent condition.
THE CHRISTIAN ENDE&VORERS,
Welt-Attended Meeting of the Ushers?
Comunittee-Uniform Caps Adopted.
At a meeting of the auxiliary Christian
Endeavor ushers' committee of 1,000; in the
parlors of the Calvary Baptist Church;
William W. Everett, chairman of the com
mittee, presided. A style of cae which will
distinguish the ushers during the interna
tional convention of Christian Endeavor
societies was adopted. It will be black and
the word "usher," In gold letters, will be
placed conspicuously across the band. The
ushers for the approaching annual conven
tion of the District Union will be drawn
from the ranks of tire auxiliary ushers' com
mittee, and they will then wear for the first
time on a public occasion, the new caps
which have just been adopted.
Mr. W! H. H. Sm!th, chairman of the '96
committee, was present and addressed the
committee !n connection with the work ex
pected of them In July next.
Tickets to the conimittee rally, which will
be held January 18, the second day of the
annual District convention, have been sent
out by the committee of '96 to the aids of
the auxiliary committees, and by them
will be distributed to the various members.
In many cases It is exected that the aid
will be joihed by the members of his little
subcommittee, who will attend the meeting
Saturday evening in a body.
It is proposed to seat the various auxiliary
committees by themselves in different por
tions of the hall. and the necessary seats
will be held in reserve until 7:45 o'clock, af
ter which time all other Endeavorers and
their friends who hold tickets of admission
will be admitted. It is desirable, therefore,
that each committee member should try to
be seated by 7:30; at which time the praise
service will begin. As stated in The Star
Saturday. the rally will be addressed by
Rev. Francis E. Clark, president of the
World's Christian Endeavor Union, and.
John Willis Baer, general secretary of the
United Society. The local officers are de
sirous of making as favorable impression
upon Dr. Clark as was made upon Mr. Baer
at a recent meeting of the District Union,
when he went away sounding the praises of
the Endeavorers of this city.
A delightful sociable was held by the
Christian Endeavor Society of the Central
Presbyterian Church at the residence of
Mrs. Olivia Smith, corner of 1st and I streets.
After reports from the chairmen of the
various committees were read and adopted
and other matters of a business nature
transacted the meeting was placed in
charge of the social committee, and a
"penny" sociable was enjoyed. Bright, new
pennies were distributed, and with them
little round copper-covered books contain
ing a number of questions, the answers to
which could be found on an ordinary cent.
Prizes for correct answers were awarded.
Arrangements for the eminently successful
entertainment were made by Miss Anna
Barr and her associates on the social com
Executive Committee Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the ex
ecutive committee of the District of Colum
bia Christian Endeavor Union will be held
this evening at 8 o'clock in the vestry of
the Calvary Baptist Church. In addition
to the usual business, it Is planned'to have
another of the conferences which have
proved so interesting. The topic for discus
sion Is "The Ideal Prayer Meeting."
THE GOLDEN CROSS.
Much Activity Among Local COm
manderies of the Order.
At the last meeting of Potomac Com
mandery, United Order of the Golden Cross,
Past Noble Commander Fletcher S. Page
presided. Three applictions for membership
were presented by Mrs. Anna A. Allen of
National Commandery. The degrees were
conferred on nine candidates, the regular
officers being assisted in the imposing cere
monies by Mrs. Anna A. Allen and R. M.
Allen of National Commandery, Miss Re
becca Henrick of Merikian Commandery.
Grand Herald C. G. Harrison, Past Noble
Ccmmander Nelson Conover of Goodwill
Ccmmandery, Noble Commander A. H. Fei
genbaum of Mount Vernon Commandery
and others. At the next meeting, on the 7th
.instant, the degrees will be conferred on
fourteen candidates, the officers-elect will
be installed, Grand Commander Hallam will
award the prize to the commandery which
gave the best rendition of the ritualistic and
record work during the late grand visita
tions, which will be followed by a musical
and literary program.
The officers-elect of Halcyon Commandery
were Installed last evening by Deputy Grand
Commander Thomas Humphrey, as follows:
Noble commander, Abram J. Kennedy; vice
noble commander, Mrs. Miranda M. Farrar;
worthy prelate, Mrs, Alice E. Kennedy; keep
er of records, W. S. Stetson; financial keep
er of records, R. D. Meston; treasurer, J. S.
Sharp; worthy herald; J. T. Sullivan.
WATER MAIN ASSESSMENTS.
The Question of Their Legaliy Being
Considered by the Court.
The case of Hosmer B. Parsons against
the District of Columbia was called for
hearing before Judge Bradley in Circuit
Court No. 1 Saturday. It is an attempt to
have declared invalid waler miain asses
ments made by the District since the well
known decision in the Burgdorf case, the
chief claim of the petitione being thatelhe
law imposing the water main tax of $1.23
1,e: In; , ar incnt foot is nwo,,a:itutinal atal
void. The question is an important one to
the District, as it has rested confidently on
the legality of its assessmen'.s as corrected
in accordance with the Burgdorf de
cision. The case was argued for the peti
tioners by Messrs. A. A. and T. W. Birney,
and for the District by Messrs. Thomas and
lIuvall. Judge Bradley took the matter
under advisenment, and will render a judg
ment some day this week.
File, a Cross Dill.
Answering the suit for divorce brought
against her the 12th of last month by John
S. Pollock, said to be a clerk in the Smith
sonian Institution, Mrs. Caroline A. Pol
lock has filed both an anrswer and a cross
bili. She denies her husband's charge that
she deserted hhh in August, 141g, and prays
that she be granted a divorce, alleging
that her husband has been guilty of
drunkenness, abuse and infidelity. Mrs.
Pollock names one Nettle Smith as the wo
man with afom she says, her husband
committed adultery, charging that the
couple spent the night of' November 24,
1892, together. Mrs. Pollock declares that
she left her husband in August, 18115, be
cause of his abuse. She prays for permis
sion to resume her maiden name of Rosen
busch. Mrs. Poleck's attorney is Mr. J. J.
The Shakespseare Cib.
The Shakespeare Club held Its annual
meeting for the election of officers on Sat
urday evening at the residence of Mrs. A.
G. Adams, 947 Rhode Island avenue. The
officers for the season are as follows: Pres
ident, Mr. J. H. Whitaker; vice president,
Mrs. A. G. Adams; secretary, Mrs. Thorn
ton Carusi; treasurer, Mr. W. Spencer
Armstrong; executive committee, Mr. E. B.
Hay, Mr. Jos. Tyssowsal, Mrs. Gleo. A.
Myers, Mrs. Gay Robertson, Mrs. Estelle
Railway OMiege Burned.
The Norfolk and Western railroad general
offices at Roanoke, Va., were discovered on
fire Satu'rday and were burned to the ground.
The loss will be total on the building.
The entire machine, works' force was call
ed out to fight the flames and save the
office furniture, records, etc. The fire de
partment could do nothing, owing to the
fire plugs being frozen. Most of the records
and files were saved, as was also the offiee
The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is
suspected an open grate fire in the second
Etory started the blame.
Tourist (In Oklahoma)-"When you drew
your bowie and sprang at the stranger who
~had~ealled you-ailiar,' did'h6 lose his heady'
Alkali1 Jke-"Noann. only his ear"
* PHDLSTERY IEPT.
I At the request of a large number of our patrons, we have conchad
ed to move our Book Department from the basement to mare
cheerful quarters in the annex, where the Curtain and Upialstery
Departments now are. As we require the space at once, we sha
have a clearing sale in these departments. We start with the
Curtain and Upholstery Depts.
25 per cent off marked prices on Lace Curtains, Portieres, Table
Covers, Fire Screens, Framed Pictures, Cushions, and Rugs.
A Few Items of Many Flentioned at
121C. Scrims, 5ic. the yard. r9c_ Colored fured Swhms,
rgc. Scrims, 91c. the yard. 124c. the vard.
x2ic. and J5c. Figured Silka- Our entire line of Tapesties
lines, 8c. the yard. that sold from 7 to $z the yard
ioc. and r2jc. plain color Silka- -59c.
lines, 7c. the yard. $1.2; Figured AU-over Chene
ioc. Dotted Swisses, 6jc. the for Portieres, 48 inhes wide,
yard. 62k the yarL
i5c. Dotted Swisses, roc. the Roman Bankets, 7W.
yard. Roman Silk Blankets,, hand
20c. Figured Madras, 121c. the some combination of color, sLi
yard. able for robes, coach cover and
25c. Figured Swisses, with bor- CUrtans-72.
der, 121c. the yard. 48c. Cushions, covered wit
28c. Embroidered Muslins, i5c. jap. crepe, 2&
the vard. 68c. Cushis covered with
25c. Real Nottingham Laces Crepe Silkalineilk raft Aw
for curtains, 15c. the yard. Duringthissale we wil sell
121c. and i5c. Cretons, 9c. the Pottes. Rest Table Oil Cloth
it yards wide, at 1c. the yard.
This sale Will afford excellent opportunities to decorate the hom
taat small cost.
$ evern.h Sv
GOUGE CONFSSED M ML fo PrieeMs, W i Vcheswid.
Sal& That He and Not Shbea Kiled RngilawAee AAjggde
Robert BONn1cets, 1 ac
John MeGougR of Troy, now serving ME Bor an e the s . an
sentence of nineteen years and si months 8600er of the Londen Daftl -~~llcbe
In Dannemora N. Y.. prison. for shooting bis paper asotiown foom Wasgtu
and attempting to kill Will's Rass a 'Regarding the Aberdeen 4jelitebe au
brother of Robert Roes, who was supposed the Sc1iamburgk lin. I mus ezplaat ow
to be Shea's victlnmyesterday confessed that attitude, I bsrt nothing; my mes a
he. and not "Bat" She. murdered Robert Information being ebviousy ittan. s
Roes. Warden Thayer went at once to the simply invite refutation of the wiatehess
telephone when McGough had been sent to tt at the oreqog ec ___ I awed that 1110
his cellJ after confessing, and called up the Cand, in 1a . el admitted the Schom
execat.ve chamber. He asked the governor bur6c line to he dsti t of any aUthrit
to please receive a messenger whom he said k v alidity an the basil orf tvteuai
would arrive, and then at once dispatched
the prison stenographer to Albany. Mr claimn The New York Eveuing pust, gn
Coughlin caught Governor Morton at the Pt in some vTaling at my e
mansion Just an he was leaving for church. Pease. quote Lrd Abere's let rd.
The governor, upon learning the nature of March ui 4 which states that hoened,
the communication, sent at once for Pardon by removing the ouLdary pest d net
Clerk Joyce and Shea's counsel. Mr. Galen cede any rights wbich sh l' t 68aser
senBtt.c Af nte efnfyerne the mothessfutelntCamith tu.
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the peadte republicassnerty bhom he - lsaidaete ~ sre~u~e
noulcd avtn the wold tance tosdinsnpatchedtes ome
btheprison teorande and several othrcetohedteSl.
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and prope ments fori this satte efore.ta hy r aei ay tnene
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coed the cns for ispection. upon Weutm.i* mndbytoewn
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