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Mattre fad- C..ch Factory. 452 Penna. ave.
Furniture Faet.ry. 12th and R. si. rage. 22 ani M.
In preparation for the spring busi
ness our Wall Paper Departmen'
has decided to close out all small
quantities of paperings at such
prices as will make the occasion one
to he remenbered and quickly dis
pose of the remaining remnants.
Quantities are sufficient for one or
more rooms. Qualities are the best
of Wall Paper qualities.
Pap... rn arli, 'elling at 121. for 5e.
Papie- i ilarly -ling at 13,. for t.
Paiper. rxgttliy -ling at *--. for T.
Paper. r rly selling at 25 for Ae.
Paper. rr'glarlv einIa2 at :Uk-. fo.r Wi.
Paper,. r larly ]ing at 3i. for 1w-.
Paper, regularly velling at 4Ie. f- 12.
Pap~rs roegtla, Ty ,..*s ing ai . 4. $1.25 for 15f.
A number .f fine. ha.n.made ,irtridge btnrdera at
25. and v-e. ir.-..- I'ap,- at 5-'. per pi-c.
with 1ord-e.,n match. Renmnanta at 3c. per piece.
A iianir f aid ,lts ,f 1M-ire 31l'Iinga at 1e..
W. 1 31-ES & s-tNS. F T. ''ORNER 11TJ3.
Wonder what Ilertz
WHI say today?
Our en-porium is fast
taking on its spring attire.
Every few days the dray
man leaves in front of our
door boxes filled with
woolens for men's wear
from the world's best 11
makers. Our prepara
tions are upon a larger
scale than ever before.
Saturdav we received
some choice suitings.
which ought to sell for
$12.3o. but in order to in- i
duce early bnying we've
Thim is a ry low price
for a suit made to your
ortler. Especially sod as
there han been a great ad
vance in prices of woolens to
and1 trimmings this sea- 0
son. AtSlo r asuit our0
profit is Smaller today
than than it was z years
ago, but with the larger
number of suits we are
making the reduced profit P
on each suit is offset by
our larger output, hence
we will not advance our
price. but will continue to
give the same rare values
as we have always given
in11 thle past.
Mertz and Mertz,
XXth century Tailors,
906 and 908 F Street.
"A TAUE wII EIGniTiEN FEEI' IDN~O at
lea t cam et a. -ne aft r m~y taking two eA.
~tF e p a I am ,,se a e atae ybdb i
bt.te only eathar'i. wnrtiy f tt'byanlb,
Piaan . aobi. Pmant. a. na. D o
treal. Ntew York- 31:3
iti1 and arnedbaldr.
It Costs So Little
A Picture 33
pfr.=a seug --n. aro.d." w, a. ,..
masse stck et pretty melding fora ;"
SEWARD & CO., ', o a
through a "'Pstenr" Filter is per
fectly lear and pue. Attached to
the ater p,.pe, in the kit hen, pantry
. o hth r-om it is c . n tntly a;i or
t and tets a life tinte. It requires
int ocaesiorent cler.i.g which is W.
4 easy and Simle a hild can do it.
o the only one whieh Is lndorsed "
by the Wrading bacteriologists as
t Absolutely Germproofl
Over a theand are now in use
in this cIty bine, anud in not a single
in ance has there been dissatisfac
$5-55 tip-according to size
-and the lowest price one flters
as perfectly as the largest.
To assure you of complete satia.
ffaction. we promise to take any
back after two or three weeks' use
returning you your money. Sole "D.
- ." agents.
T. China. Glass and Housefurnishings,
1205 Pa. Avenue.
All goods ldelivered in unlettered wagons.
If you have .1
About furnishing a house it *
can certainly find expression .
here. Our stock is so widely J
assorted and contains so many
new and god designs in all '
, kinds of furniture that it offers
. all sorts of possibilities for
beautifying a home.. Nor must
y-oul pay big Prices for the priv
ilege of obtaining exclusive
styles. We mark all our goods X
r as low as the- can be sold, .
-whether they are of ordinary .
pattern 4)r of designs that no one
I else can secure.
We make no extra charge for
credit and will arrange terms to
House & Herrmann,
r 901-903 Seventh St.,
Corner of I (Eye) St.
Instant Relief o tt be-ban;a
rearing GE)RCES' PATENT BUNION ani COltN
HItl.D. aOur methods of treatment are perfectly
ainess. Milderate harges.
ROF, J. J. GD)E ;S & SON. 1115 PA. AVE.,
cliliml"AAiSI. Itoultab to 6.
fei'indla 9 to 12.
MAINE COLLEGE GRADUATES.
Aighteenth Annual Dinner and Meet
int of Bowdoin Alumni.
From the revered chief justfee of the
nit.d Slates Supreme Court and the Pres
lent of the Senate to the youngest grad
at-,s of the class of '9 it was a genial
arty of Bowdoin men who gathered in the
anquet hall of the Wellington Hotel Sat
rd-ay evening last at their eighteenth an
ual meeting and dinner.
It is the proud boast of the small but
rdely known Maine college that it has In
he national capital an alumni association
f which any of the larger and more re
owned institutions of learning might well
e proud. Last year it had the unique dis
Inction of counting among its members
le heads of two of the co-ord:nate branches
f the national government and In the
ther the pro tempore head, Speaker Reed
f the House, Chief Justice Fuller of the
up-eme Court and Senator Frye, President
f the Senate pro tempore. Speaker Reed
; no longer here, but the other two re
Despite the severe storm of Saturday over
hirty alumni gathered at the board, to
ether with several guests. There wasa
resent a deputation of young men from
latimore and students in the medical de
artment of the Johns Hopkins University.
Representative Charles E. Littlefield of
he second district of Maine was a guest
f the association. Maine is always de
ghted to honor her sons, and while Mr.
ittletield is not a graduate of the college
e has its interests at heart, and he re
nonded In a most pleasing manner to the
all of the toastmas:er. Mr. Frank W.
lackett. a graduate of Harvard and a well
nown attorney of this city, was another
uest. and the association listened with
leasure to him as he recounted some of
is early impressions of Bowdoin and the
elations of his alma mater to that col
ege. Brigadier General H. C. Merriam was
nother guest. General Merriam is a
daine man, and his receptIon was most
ordial. He indulged in references to the
ervices of Bowdoin men in the army of the
:nited States. both during the civii war
mtd in the war just closed.
Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer officiated as toast
naster most acceptably. He possesses the
tappy faculty of being able to bring out
he poInt he wishes to make clear by apt
The chief justIce. Mr. John B. Cotton,
Mr. James Donavon of Montana, Mr. Ellis
Spear, Mr. Rhodes, Rev. Frank Sewelt,
Representative Fred C. Stevens, Mr. Kyes
and Mr. Thompson of Baltimore and Mr.
William Frye White were called upon and
esponded by interesting speeches..
Senator Frye. who has attended every
sanquet which the association has held,
vas present, and was called upon to make
ome remarks. The senator first stated
hat he wanted to shake hands with Mr.
)onavon of Montana in his sentiments In
-egard to expansion. This easily led the
enator into some words of advice to the
rounger alumnI. in which he referred to
he absurdity of the anti-expansion views
>f certain men and of the needs of encour
agement of the industrial and commercial
nteresta of the oountry. The senator was
fast becoming eloquent as he warmed to
his subject, when he suddenly stopped,
begged the pardon of the association and
sxplained that it was difficult~ for him to
refrain at a time like the present from
speaking his mind. inasmuch as at the prs
mnt he was "muzzled"' in the Senate and
:ould say nothing.
The exercises were Interspersed with
songs, some of which have been sung at
Powdoin for many years. All things con
aldered, the eighteenth annual dinner of
Btowdoin Aluntni Association was voted a
moot decided suecess,.
Buam of Nufersation Opeua.
As Is its annual custom, Atlantic City,
that famous winter and spring resort,
opened a bureau of information and distri
bution in this city, to rematn three days.
The bureau is located in one of the parlors
of the Shoreham, and Is in charg, of a
personal represeniativ., who displays an
interesins' eoiiection of views of the lead
.ng features of the resort. oeta with
those of Its hotels, etc. The baemis not
an Individual project. buat the repregenta
tive of Atlantic City in geflzl ad is open
daily from 30 a.m. to 3 pm. and from 2 to
4p =. =a frm. T to S=.
THE HAHNEMANN STATUE
Triangular Resiervation Easft of Scott Oircle
.Selected for Its Site.
Seulptor Niehaus Engalged on a monu
ment That Will Mark a New De
rprture In the Art.
The monument In honor of Samuel Hah
nemann, the founder of the school of home
opathy, which Is now being executed by
Sc'ulptor Charles H. -Niehaus, will be erect
ed upon the triangular plot of ground east
of Seott Circle, corresponding to that on
the west occupied by the statue Qf Daniel
Webster. This site was selected Tat Sat
urday by the commission created by the
act of Congress passed January 30 grant
Ing permission to erect a monument to
Hahner'nann at the national capital, and
which consisted of Gen. John M. Wilson,
chief of engineers, U. S. A.; Senator Wet
mnore, chairman of the joint committee on
library, and Dr. J. H. McClelland of Pitts
burg, chairman of the Hahnemann monu
New Departure In Design.
The cormmittee chose the site by reason
if Its abundant opportunities to display to
the best advantage the delicate lines which
aLre features of the artist's work. The
monument will mark a new departure in
such architecture in this country. The de
aign was selected from models submitted
)y sculptors from this country and Europe.
Prizes of $500, $300 and $200 were offered
For the best and the second and third best
sketches, and sixty artists were invited to
Bankruptcy Court-Justiee Magner.
In re Frank D. Hospital; tearing fixed for
Equity Court No. 2-Justfee Barnard.
Kibbey agt. Hinwood et al.; order finally
onfirming sale and reference to auditor.
Evans agt. Evans; order dismissing suit.
Daniels agt. Belt; sale decreed, with Alex.
Fl. Bell and Edw. Hf. Thomas, trustees, to
;ell. Mayes agt. Mayes; testimony before
Ino. ,M. Lawton, examiner, ordered taken.
Richards agt. Richards; do. before Chas.
W,. Stetson. Miller agt. Miller; auditor's
r-eport ratied. Lambert agt. Braxton; sale
ratifie-d and cause referred to auditor. King
igt. King; order allowing alimony pendente
lite and counsel fees. Schwartz agt. un
known heirs of Wm. Holmes; pro confesso
C!ircuit Court No. I-Chief Justice Bingham.
McGee et al. agt. District of Columbia;
motion to quash overruled and leave to
amend petition and for defendant to fille
Criminal Court No. 1-Justice Clabaugh.
United States agt. Wm. Hawley, house
breaking; order for discharge from Jail.
United States agt. Allen Carr, embezzle
ment; defendant arraigned; plea, not guilty.
Lnited States agt. Mary Wilson, larceny;
lefendant arraigned; plea, not guilty.
Criminal Court No. 2--Justiee Cole.
United States. use of Washington Loan
ind Trust Company, agt. Jos. G. Bowen;
notion for new trial overruled and judg
nent for defendant. Walsh agt. Chapman
,t al.: commission ordered to Issue. Gor
ton agt. Capital Traction Company; certi
led to Circuit Court No. 1 for trial. Mc
'rath agt. same: certified to Circuit Court
qo. 2. Healey agt. same; do.
Probate Court--Justice Cole.
In re Harry D. Wright, minor;. petition
'or appointment of guardian filed. Estate
>f Cornelia N. Mills; order appointing guar
Ilan. Estate of Thomas Joy; letters of ad
ninistration grante-d to Bernard F. Joy;
>ond. $100. Estate of Caroline E. Joy; order
,ranting letters of administration c. t. a.
:o Bernard F. Joy; bond, $100. Estate of
Ifary E. Dumable; will dated January 18,
.898, filed. Estate of Nathan A. Poole; cav
Rtaleigh-J. C. Eaton, East Oakland, Cal.;
ff. P. Jewett, St. Paul; M. H. Brazier, Bos
,on; C. W. Arnold and wife, Haverhill,
dass.* J. W. Dyrenforth, Chicago; G. R.
P1ride. Jacksonville, Fla.; G. W. Barstow,
;rand Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Cole,
Providence, R. I.; W. F. Decker, Minne
Lpolis; R. B. McDaniel, Boston.
Willard's-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prockter,
Philadelphia; J. J. Lewis, St. Louis: J. D.
Iancock, Franklin, Pa.; A. P. Curtiss, Mon
ana: R. V. Cozier, Idaho; H. C. Steinhoff,
West Hoboken, N. J.; L. D. McLean, Min
2eapolis: R. B. Gibbs, Mrs. C. A. Blodgett,
3pringfield, Mass.; B. H. Bil'l, Rockville,
'onn.; L. L. Beecher, Chicago; E. L. Tal
Rig-Jo M. BlkNwYok rn
Mr.R .Sih hlaepi;M .Dw
5Tw as ire; . Malell xteN
Trono.ula nd;er B.o J.s imos Rcoce
GclornD P.eu Frngaltimone G. W.nu
Knwent ThadelharL E. Stoddard
Te moauenton. E.no ofgy auerson,
Dewehy- whic isWvepingfexed Ohyo
S.C.uo ales erHt. Eus, Vileeront
of Cot irle, orrespondMin; to hat More
Ebbitt-. Thi Boner waoslected Ohao; S.A
actns, Clons passed Januar 3tne grant
Pint, permsYio t. W.erech, Phonadenpht;
Haherpoan-A the natonaldsont, nw
which consTedo Jh. Wilson,Tense;RA.Pat
chiefmofrtieera. 8.a, enora Et-C
morfer, charman. oftejonao.iteo
lirratind-J. J.se lno Pitts- A
mlen cohiadeep.;R J od Goga
Therwn commton; ch the Bseh, reancn
St. featues-. ofteartist, Nwork The
E.c rchiMotrea; thi J.Coktr. Tette
iwas selectoerom Gaovesn Texas;ted
Norcuth aosfta ti. ontyaduoe
-ohebs Fandthve As se d.dtidbs
Jamtcesn siomay aolrist wre arreited t
an upcyet ourt-Jfugtie from unti.
Mo re Fank two ostsao terung mandfo
Kien tote Hwokodse at;orere finall
months.n Wsenle ad reerec two adytohe
Deaie treltf rsanle ered, wnth Alex.
Hei.wBll anod Ew Heturnodato teusreeon to
ser. the Lai e semnteroere. ak
.Sttsn. Mqillefr ai aillntrn a dior
td and case refeore thudtr.ug King
st.rng o.rderma aoingt aliony peJnete
the arte cone fe s.t tcrwertsndn agt n
known hrstd certWin. Hles; pro onfess
ofrcitm Cout No. a-Cef Jutie Bnhm
moion to washaa overule anthae to
Cmi=*naCour fNo. 1dJstie Ctlabgh
compete by the National Sculpture Society,
which had the competition in charge.
Twenty-four models were submitted and
the first prize was awarded to the Ameri
can sculptor, Mr. Niehaus, and his 'design
An Imposing Effeet.
The specifications provide that the mon
ument shall be built of the finest gray gran
ite, with statue and bas-reliefs of standard
bronze. The form is that of the Greek ex
hedra, and is elliptical in plan. A sitting
statue of Hahnemann, heroic in size, on a
granite pedestal, is placed in the central
portion. which is composed of four columns
supporting an entablature. above which is
an attica with the inscription "Hahne
mana" On the base of the pedestal is the
motto "Similia Similibus Curantur." On
either side of the arch are decorative em
blems in bas-relief-the bowl and serpent,
symbols of wisdom, and the lamp and book.
typical of knowledge and instruction, the
former associated with a palm branch, the
latter witit a wreath of laurel. As the key
stone of the arch appears a lon'. head,
symbolic of strength and leadership. Four
commemorative bronze tablets are placed in
two panels on either side of the niche, upon
the curved walls, representing in bas-relief
the four epochs of Hahnemann's life. Be
low the curtain wall is a fountain in the
form of a fluted basin fed by a stream of
running water issuing from a curved dol
phin. On the side walls are tie dates of
Hahnemann's birth, "Meissen, April 11~.
175r," and death, "Paris, July 2, 1843," en
circled with laurel leaves. The extreme di
mensions are forty-six feet broad by thirty
feet deep at the base, and twenty-two feet
The erection of the monument, exclusive
of the foundation, will cost 48,800, and a
contract has been signed upon this basis.
The Hahnemann monument committee is
collecting the sum of $75,000, which will be
required to complete the monument with
fitting surroundings and accessories and
from present prospects it is confiaentiy
hoped that the corner stone will be laid
April 11, which is the anniversary of Hah
ne mann's birthday.
RECESS ENDS TODAY.
Date to Which Courts Adjourned
Have Been Extended.
A committee of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia, consisting of
Justice Bradley, Justice Cole. and Justice
Barnard, in conjunction with a special com
mittee of the Bar Association, including a
number of the leading local attorneys, is
diligently engaged in examining and revis
ing the proposed code of law for the Dis
trict of Columbia, prepared by Justice Cox.
The work has been in progress daily for
the past two weeks, and will not be con
cluded before the latter part of this week.
When the committee ends its labor, a corps
of clerks will be put to work in order that
the amendments and changes agreed upon
may be incorporated into the code. The
latter wil then be forwarded to Congress
with the recommendation that it be made
The examination has not yet reached a
stage that will permit a discussion at this
time of any important changes from the
proposed code, as originally agreed upon
by the committee.
The recess of two weeks taken by the
courts, in order that the examination of
the proposed code might be carried on with
out interruption, ended today. It has been
extended to cover this week.
By reason of other engagements of coun
sel the trial of Wi'liam Marshall. indicted
for larceny, and that of Frank F. Wana
maker, indicted for false pretenses and set
for today in Criminal Court No. 1, were
not called. Justice Clabaugh ordered a re
cess until Monday next and the jury was
excused until that time.
The trial of Charles Bowen, indicted for
the murder of Samuel Jones, has been set
for Monday next in Criminal Court No. 1.
The trial of E'la Wracks, charged with
the murder of Isaac Henderson, has been
set for the following day in the same court.
Justice Cole next Friday will confer with
counsel in the Funk case in connection with
the completion of the bill of exceptions on
the appeal in Funk's behalf to the Court
of Appeals. The same day Justice Cla
baugh wil! dispose of the motion for a new
trial in the Snell murder case, and in the
event he overrules the same will probably
IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
James Allen Suffering From Injuries
Received a Week Ago.
James Allen, the young man who was so
seriously assaulted last Monday night, it is
charged, by William Sauer, a 'narine, as
published 'n The Star at the time, was in a
critical condition this afternoon. An opera
tion was performed on him last night. He
stood the ordeal well, but today his condi
tion did not show much improvement.
The night the asmault is alleged to have
been committed Allen, whose home is on
13th street southeast, was taken to the
Casualty Hospital. Under treatment there
he showed signs of improvement until Sat
urday nigh*, when there came a change for
the worse. Yesterday he was removed to
Providence Hospital, and Dr. James T.
Kerr performed the operation of trephin
ing. A blood clot . pressing against the
brain was removed, and the patient was
placed in a ward.
The night the affair happened the police
did not know who committed the assault.
When it was learned that the injured
man's jaw was broken and his skull was
fractured, Lieut. McCathran directed his
offcers to thoroughly investigate the af
fair. The ncxt day Sauer was arrested by
Policeman Lee and locked up, It is al-~
leged that there was a row in a saloon in
Southeast Washington between Saner and
Allen, but when they parted they were ap
parently in good humor. A few minutes
later Allen was knocked dowm on the street
and injured, as stated." SaUdr is incustody
awaiting the result ofvAllen's injuries.
Reql Estate 1T'ahfers.
Long Meadows-Anmerican Security and
Trust Company to Ugenai M. Farr, lots
16, 17, 19, 20, block 27;'p10 (ftamps, p).
11th street southeadt betkeen D and E
streets-Wallace A. Bartigtt et Ux. to Wil
son Brown, lot 20, uqigare ~2; 810 (stamps,
C street southeast betwe$ 13th and 14th
streets-Abram P. F rdost to Francis A.
Belt, part original lot 2, Square 1040' 810
(stamps, 50 cents). C
Long Meadow-Eugehe IE Farr to James
H, Rees, .lots 16, 17gf9 aid 20, block 27;
8100 (stamps, 81.50). ., . an
Anacostia-Wm. F. ~n ~ lett T. Holts
man, trustees, to onA.Luttrell, lots 7
and 8; S1,7T0.
Addition to Washington Heighats--rank-.
lin T. Sanner et ux. to I2oyd I. Chandler,
lot 44; $12,000...
Contest Appointment et Exeouter..
In the matter of the estate of~latha A.
Poole, deceased, a paper.ras todlay fled in
the Probate Court, by which George L,
Bertiamn W., Magguerite and Ilerbert Peel.
contest the apojam of Leonard A.
Peole am executor under'the wil.
The EBast lrhitmCitien' Amcia
tien has ars~8t et a specI s
la at Baum's flens er 4t10mis it
Runnnkg through I
Miore than 2oooo yards of fin(
to a lalf less the regular retail pric<
two leading importers-sent from
prize-that we are prbud to offei
your behalf. They are of cambric,
width--and an immense assortmei
-which cannot be duplicated-an<
Cambric and Swiss Cambric and Swiss
Embroideries - both Embroideries in many
ment of prett t- designs and loop-edge
terns. Fronm 1 effects. From 3 to 6
inOes wid - and inches wide. Worth
fort 12%c. and le.-for
5c. yd. Sc. yd.
Any Jacket in the I
soldup to $15&$12
No matter what the loss we fac
termined not to carry over a singl
have been slashed to such a degree
Our entire stock of stylish Jackets
-row-and no matter what the forr
$4.98. It is a wonderful opportuni
and $2o. Consisting of finest imp(
and cheviots-some richly trimmet
and the most elegant at that.
. and dres!
The beauties of the new seasor
unfolding themselves to view. We
fabrics for your choosing-a showii
And to our characteristic low pric
15 pieces of finest grade of Imported Vene
tians, one yard and a half wide, in a full range
of new spring colorings. This is the most pop
ular fabric- for tailor-made cos
tumes and skirts. Regular $1 8 ,
value. Special tomorrow..........
Fine All-wool Habit Cloths. a yard and a
half 454 inches) wide. in such wanted colors as
royal, navy, cardinal, garnet and brown. This
Is the most desirable fabric on the
market today-and is worth 75c. 48c
yard. Special tomorrow...........
Stylish Novelty Dress Fahrles, in silk and
wool check novelties. in brown, royal. reseda
and navy blue effects. and also a line of Ben
rette Novelties. All desirable dres 29.
stuffs. worth 50c. a yard. Specia - 9(,
The newest thing is Silk-flinished rmbroldery
dotted Henrlettas-45 inches wide-Ip such
dainty aha0dinga as nile. ruse p ink, pearl. light
blue, mode tan lavender, o nt. French blue.
cardinal. automobile, and also in black-with
assorted silk polka dots. And
tomorrw's specialpiei h
lowest ever quote A $1.19
yard.. -- -- -- ---- '- -- -
Strong special valt
Lrdiee' Flannelette N 1 g h t A spcial
n two styles--one trim- Cont i Cw
Go nwith torchon lace and tbe price from 1
c a , le a t and Newest Fh,,
desirhla colors. and gray.
dat logad Al( i sizes fr.,,
d ecal for 4 value at....
one day ...
THE WORLD OF SOCIETY C
(Continued from Seventh Page.) e
sentative Roberts, will receive informally P
Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock. I
Mrs. J. T. D. B.ackburn of Albany is a
3elegate to the D. A. R. from Mohawk tl
Chapter. She is stopping with her mother.
Mrs. H. A. Hall, 1115 Rhode Island avenue,
who is unable to see her friends on ac- a
ount of illness. Mrs. Blackburn hopes to r
e her friends before returning home and n
will notify them in due time. I
Mrs. Samuel Smith and Mrs. Washington E
ardner assisted by Mrs. Brewer, wife of a
Cvi gervice 'Commissioner Brewer, will n
be at home from 4 to 6 tomorrow, Tuesday. E
the 20th instant, at 1303 Clifton street.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Howe of New ti
ork, who were in Washington all last c
eek on their way home from a southern d
our, have gone to Baltimore, where they I
Rill remain a few days. During their stay w
ere they were the recipients of many
.ourtesies from their friends.
Mrs. William E. Brosius will be at home h
t the La Fetra Hotel Wednesday next, g,
>ebruary 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The Calumet Pleasure Club, assisted by l
e Ladies' Auxiliary, gave a reception last tc
ening at the residence of the treasurer of D
oe rganization, Mr. Frank Clark, 1223 T. n
itreet, in honor of Miss Annette Lacey, who E
will leave Washington in a short time for A
er home in Tennessee, where she has been N
iddenly called by the illness of her father. c4
he evening was spent in dancing and s
"sic, -after which supper was served.
Dring the festivities Miss Lacey was pre- S
ieted with a handsome ring by the mom- 9
es of the club as a testimonial of their aa
eard for her. Among those present were N
isses Elisa Hell. Sarah Washington, Ma- E
d Berry. Annsette Lacey, Hattie Collier. k
lndina Proctor, Messrs. Jerome Jenkins, ri
rry Green, Frank Clark. Alfred Ware. L.
lrence Perry, Howard Wormley, William R1
3ren, Frank Wells and Richard Green. Ft
Mrs. La Fetra will be at home Wednes- el
ay February 21. from 7 to 10 o'clock. Be
ids the ladles of the hotel. Mrs. La Fetra ~
il be assisted in. receiving by Miss Clara '
Brde Milligan and the Misses Polkinhorn
The Bransoll Mandolin and Guitar Club
nertained a large number of friends last '
aurday evening at the residence of Miss ~
.Butler, 1029 9th street northwest. Selec
ios were rendered as follows: Guitar duet, S
endelasohn's Spring Song. Miss Bertha F. g<
Btler and Mr. E. Vivian Dunstan; man
ioin duet, "Melody in F." Miss Minnie L
Batty and Mr. Edgar B. McBath, and
moe Poem," Miss Mabel Hart and Mr.
arry M. Test. After selections by the en
ir club, refreshments were served. h
Mrs. J. Upshur Dennis, wife of Judge
Iphur Dennis of Baltimore, is -spending
hi week with Mrs. George Melville Boi
g. 18051 O street northwest.
Mrs. Win. E. Brosius will be at home to
e friends at the La Fetra Hotel on Wed
aiday, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. t
[ts. W. D. Monroe of 3107 N street will ti
ilcontinue her Tuesdays at home. - - t
jrs Fiorence Donohue and daughter, si
rs. H. L. De~o, will not receive today, al
u will be at home for the last time this ri
seson Monday, February 26, from 3 to6
Mrs. Charles F. Williams and son havea
aited from Mare Island and are located h
1515SI Rhode Island avenue northwest.
s~. Hendley V. Napier, one of the dele
ee from the Martha Washlnrton Chsp- al
te, D. A. R., of Macon, Ga., has arrived ti
sa is visiting her motee Mrs. era, -tI
Bmannare, No. 2 Cooke paoe.
r. Lumare M. Cleleland anE Mifsu Cyn.
ha . Cleveland will: receive - i
r. John. T. Appleberg sad Mrs.- Helee
ekpamtia #dtit bal55hme thIU'errow 'rm
28 7th St.
:o 704-6 K Street.
launch the m
ery Sale of ot
embroideries will be ready for tom
s asked this season for such qualiti
their foreign home as representativ
you-and but another illustration c
Swiss and nainsook-both edging
it of the choicest and most desirab1
I the prompt ones will snap them u
All-over ihmbroider. ExquiAlte styles of
les. 18 Inches wide- Nainook. Swiss and
In exquisitely heanti- haibsic Eiabroderies
flat styles. at 49. 75. -up to 10 Inches wide
98c., $1.25, $1.49, -inluding beautiful
$1.75 and $1.98. Spe- Irish point effects.
elal line at- worth 2e.-ftr
21c. yd. 121'-c.,y
e it unflinchingly. We are de
winter garment-and prices
as to compel you to buy them.
is included in one offering tomor
rier price is now marked at
y-for they sold up to $15, $18
irted French kerseys, Venetians
. All are this season's styles
-fancies in silks
's Silks and Dress Goods are now
have gathered the world's best
ig that we're justly proud of.
es is firmly yoked worthiest
24-Inch ('hangeable Silks. In such desirable
color combirations as bluet a< brown, red and
iack. red ai gtcen. green and ,lack land
brown and black. We shall lead all
competition tumorrow by ffgering
Fine qiualty Ilrak Satin Duebesse. every
thread pure silk- 21 Inches wide. Ilas the soft.
mellow finish and brilliant luster every qual
Ity lover kr;ows so well.
Our regular 75c. grade for a
day at.......... ..
Just for it-morrow we make this special offer
Pure All-silk Colored Satin Duchesse. 21 Inches
wide, In the newest colors. Including reseda.
rose, bluet. cardinal, navy, brown,
olive and gray, &c. Regular $1
value, o .........................
Finest grade of Imported French Peau de Sole
Dress Silks-strictly El silk and genuine Lyons
dye. 21 Inches wide. Beautiful lustrous qual
ty. sueh as vpv alwa"ys
psi.1 $1.191a yanlt -o -- C.i
.es from our cottoi
(Second flloor-lu the K Street Annex.)
lIne of Ldi-s' 11eavy Children's AU-wool
rets secured under Toqu". just what's
he makers of the fa
rienn Lady" Corsets. "od weathcr wear.
bife -t-lu white In various colors,
All with Iassels. spe
isl I)elal value at....
derfu 1 19Co wth" ..
Better ones at 35e. g
iteresting letters from Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
rolssant, now touring abroad. Mr. Eugene
tevens, accompanied by Mr. Sperry, sang
Mona," by Stephen Adams. and for an
icore Haven's "Recessional." The es
tyist of the evening was Mrs. T. W. Scott.
ho gave an instructive and Interesting
aper on "The Ateliers of American Art
A pleasant surprise party was given to
le Misses Wagner at their home, 12 9th
reet southeast, Friday evening last.
ames and dancing were indulged in until
late hour, after which the young peop'e
tpalred to the dining room, where refresh
ents were served. Among' those present
ere Miss Frech; -Miss Matthews, Miss
ersey. Misses Lydia and Daisy Rothwell
id Misses Lillian, Ella and Maude Wag
r and Messrs. Butler, Johnson, Hands,
tiler, Mundell, Munsey and Pickett.
Mrs. William Lee Ellis, who represents
1e Macon, Ga., chapter at the D. A. R.
mngress, is at the Ebbitt. Mrs. E'lls Is the
Lughter of Judge Henry G. Lamar and of
te family which has furnished the south
ith many able jurists.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Upham of Boston
Ill be at the Raleigh tomorrow. Mr. Up
tm Is here to attend the D. A. It. con
Saturday evening the home of Mr. J. H.
Itchell of Capitol Hill was thrown open
the Epworth Leaguers and friends of
ouglas M. E. Church. Vocal and instru
ental selections were rendered by Mrs.
lizabeth Elldridge Heinline, Mrs. Marea
len Mitchell, Miss Harper, Miss Heinline,
las Bessie Jones, Mr. Keating, Mr. Wil
m and Dr. Mack. A bountiful repast was
!rved in the spacious dining room, which
as beautifully decorated with palms and
swers. Among others present were Rev,
M. Hartsock, Mr. and Mrs. Ison, Mr.
id Mrs. Cawson, Mr. and Mrs. Priest,
rs. Harper, Mrs. Mansfld. the Mlsses
dna; Ida and Elsie MItchell, Edna Tomp
tn, Anna Hasar; Nellie Oowsili, Margue
to Ison, Mollie Armand, Lilly Davis, Ella
tiers, Lotta and Lizsie Mitchell, Nettle
au, MIarie Har'tsock, Amelia Maschauer,
bonce and Grace Lee, Magruder, How
I and Miss Wilcox of New York, and the
esars. George Foster, Ed. Bartley, How
'd Yost, George Masehauer, Frank Gil
ore, Thomas, Tompkins, Jenkins, Robert
cawdier, Jessie King, Croft, Cole, Carr',
mes, Barnes, Fisher, Henry and Mitchg.
Mrs. James King Polk, 1404 W street,
Ill be at home informally Thursday, Feb
Miss Sanborn, Miss Spnlding and Miss
mie, D. A. R. of Boston, are at the Re
Mrs. Kate E. Queen and Miss Queen,
56 Columbia road, winl be at home infor
Mrs. Frederick L. Siddons will,. be at
ame informally tomnorroi.
A-1AFrm IN GEORGETOWN.
meal Newes Items Gathered West et
[t has been said that in rebni'ding the
acks of the Great Falls electric railroad,
te active operation of which is expected
shortly commence, the line will be laid
raight on the extension of Prospect aye
1e. The District government owns the
ght of way for Prospect avenue from 38th
reet to the Poxhan road, it is c'aimeda
id the -ralrosa corporation is said to
1we asceretan this fact, The track at
'ement rim over'a portion of the George
Wn Universit'y p8'operty, m==Mug a curve
'ter leaving 38th street, In- the new road
Ia eurve will beo taken out and a straight
The ulippqry odnaman of the aldewalks
iturday trmios 911 vais wa e
agStf nebevi ieraola
*4m a. I19le
reautifdl An-ever a .s baben wide
in a C "pte sm <aft tie sewest ai
met egite eetel-eleth ae. a lid--ges
n ole tomerrow as a big pel Wale.at
25c. a yard.
orrow's selling marked at a third
es. They are the sample pieces of
es of the new styles. It is a rich
,f this store's constant alertness in
s and insertings-in every wanted
e styles. Many are one-of-a-kind
p at once. Choose from these
ambrie. Swis and r "ltonaes" All-,ver
Nasoo mer- latn the newest for
leg. mtily in heauti.
fel Irish point atle.- the e'mi ess's
lasertinas and edg. wear-and a I every
nsa. I'p to 12 inehen other Is ain6 we.
wide. Worth 2e.~for for-here at
9c. yd. I69c. yd.
Timely bargains from
the flannel dept.
'A dozen Finsnelette ftirt Patterns, eroet
finisheth-l f light and dark
colrsn srila a t eecks.Sfa a
ea tg n... tri......an .... .. ... 23c.
1 doen Flannelette Skirt Patterns. with
deep unbrela eoune tra full and
Wide. 50e. valu.- Special at. ....... 33c,
so dozen Wo ", Skirt Patterna. in
10 pieces of Gray Twill Skirting Plannel
auch as a-ll5 troglariy at 13C.e
yard-for .................... 12 c.
100 pieces of new Fronch Plannelettes. whieh
are clever imitations of the meat expesi-e
French Flannel@. Fae similes -f their ex
ste patterns-in fieur de iN dealgna. poika
rand other dainty erfects. Spe
clal tomorrow. per yard, at........ .
Big values in blankets
I1-quarter Itlanket soft wool t- lot
heavy welghlt-full siae for double I d.
-telored botlder. Iteguiar $1 value for
Fine Quality Cotnf.ArtP. for 1-tnhit hod.-,Vo
e.d on i.h id with Frn.l -t-,
wcll stitched. quilted , $2.7'. Values
for ........... . . . . . . . . . .
Double bsed Cornfrrts - full a. for dt,1.
ads-. Cwer-1 with bes.t quality Rod
tilled with 141re white cotton $2
values for.....------------- $1.25
Finest grade, seleeted alif.rni Wol Blank
ets-1-quarter aod 1I-quarter else, in stay
and white. with colored borers. $4- gra
Mitts for cold weather.
Ladies' Itgimar t-cea Fast Black Mer-er
leils :. ,wit h fanyl. All algeg.
They're just the a.ort to wear
tri weahr .r- ia for temor:2 c
row only ....... . a. f. o.rt 2 c
ladies' Fast Black Wosted Mitt. and
Misses' Fast Black Double M;tts-thIt'll keep
the hands snug and warm. Re
lar Ise. quality - for tomorrw
I underwear dept.
Stockinet 10 dozen Ladies' Striped Italian
needed for Cl'oth. i'nderskirs--all lined and
made n1b donhle umbrella ru
5 O ed and cord.
Extra fhll and
wide. A hig spe.
n d eta value at... e
of the Georgetown precinct, is off duty
on account of sickness.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Telephone Com
pany has permission to rem ve four lro,
wires on K street; between 29th and 36th
streets, replacing the same with copper
Star Advertisements in Cergeeol
Classified advertisements for The Star
may be filed at regular advertising rates at
the Posta Telegraph office, 3201. M stret.
The rate under the classifnCations Wantetd
Help and Wanted Situations is one cent per
word per insertion, the minimum charge
oeing fifteen cents.
The Clerks' Retirement BiL
To the FBltor of The Evening star:
The present snarl in the House over the
civil service law is only a repetition of what
occurred in the Fifty-fifth Congress. and
unless some way is provided for removing
the present bone of contention, we inay
look for Just such exhibitions with each
recurring Congress, The logical way
out of all these unprolitable strivings
is through the enactment of some retire
ment measure which shall gradually re
move the old and the incapacitated from
the civil list, and thus open up a channel
through which new blood can be systemat
ically infused into the service.
The desirability of some such measure,
while generally conceded, is objected to
principally because of the tax such a meas
ure might entall upon the public treasury.
But such objection has already bee
pated and met by a clause in a retirement
bili recently introduced in the -Hoese byc
Mr rosiu, which providsapeifcall
treasury of the United States in the n
foremnent of its provisions. 1TheBosu
bil, which appears to have been wellcn
sidered, provides for retirements fromteo
civil service beginning four years frog. July
next, the fund out of which to meet such
retirements to be provided by a 2 per cen
tum tax upon the salaries of thos h
wuld become beneficiaries under its pro
This bill has attracted Wide and favorable
attention throughout the several depait
ments of government, even the younger
casof employes, who were at first In-.
clined to withhold assent, yielding ready ap
provai as they saw the rapidity and cer
tainty with which promotions would come
to them. As a result of this deptartmental
agitation a general committee was assem
bled last week, representing all the differ
ent bureaus of the Treasury DeaoeeM
and a working comumittee of five wasap
pointed and instf'tcted to psepareand diges
somne measure. on the lines of the Brosiua
civil service retirement bill, which shall not
only commandl the "approval of Congress,
bruhtagainti n as may be
It is expected that similar action will be
taken by the other departments of govern
mient, so that Congress wiln have in its po
session, within a very brief time, an expict
report upon this question, With facts sand
data so abundant as to enable it to act
promptly and intelligently in thle mnatter.
Another excellent feature of the Bros
bull is the oane which provides thlat all cir
tcal expenses attending the maegum
and disribution of the retiremeist fund
sallD be paid oint of the fund Itself. thea
"'ldgthe oCce of goveammeant te that et
custodian or guardi!an amrely.
With a bill thua umited ad resutre
and otherwise well dgie.tihe dagg.
mental commsittae haithe ns in'
ehaige ought te hiave no iodegp'Jm ,
lug proinpt and faseralam o thepar
of Cangleas, wg . g
Henry L. dela. who was arrete usa,
stday by Deteauea anisr ame se
tbie chr- of -- -m .L man the
- e th~e Paies eswg afasse