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HONEY WANTED AND TO LOAN.
MONEY TO LOAN AT 5% IN SIMS I ROM |2,000 TO *25,000 ON IMPROVED WASHINGTON REALTY, FOR 2, S AXIi 5-YEAR TERMS. A. S. CAY WOOD, IK!3 9TH ST. K.W. fe25 tu.th.s.2w* fro IO.VN $2.(*W .V",; TIM ST FINDS. A I,SO Several smaller sums at 9% for clients. IJW TKlt Rooms 4<i5-0 Columbian bldg. 'Phone Kast 10". fe24-3t TO I.oan fl.KHi ,\Mi $3.5oo. AT LOWEST RATES OK INTEREST AND COM MISSION, on city real estate. fe24-i;t LIEU KK.MANN & I! AWN. 1303 F St. ilO.N E^ ALWAYS IN HAND TO LOAN ON D. C. real estate, In minis to suit, at lowest rates. Nomin.il charges. No delay. fe22-tf A F. FOX COMPANY, Inc., 920 Fj^w._ fffiE teachers- anniTty and aid ASSO elation of this city bus money to loan at current rates on approved real estate security; no com mission*. Make application In writing, locating property, stating amount of insurance carried and ass? sued valuation for taxation, to E. G. KIM MALL, Jefferson School, Washington. fe22 :tt* We have the cash, if you wish loan at 4Tc ?t 4'/f on your I). C. real estate; any eiiin, $6oo to *25.oou. NO DELAY IN NEGOTIATING AND CLOSING LOANS. APPLY TO IS. DI RECT. STONE & FAIRFAX. fel2 if 8*?6 and 808 F ?t. n.w. WANTER 11EIRS TO UNSETTLED ESTATES can obtain loans on short notice or sell out their Interest. J. H. WALTER, de7-a.tu&th-3m 1321 "F" at. n.w. tl.OW.ooo TO LOAN ON CITY HEAL ESTATE. Any amount. Lowest rates. L. O. delashmutt. fe6-tf-4 1421 G St. n w. fclONEY IN SI MS FROM $5o TO $1,5< 10 ON SEC ond trusts, life ins. pol., collateral and Indorsed notes or any available security; no delay. ATT WELL & TREAD WELL. DUO F St. n.w. feft 3m-4 MONEY TO LOAN IN SI MS TO SI IT AT Ct'R rent rates of interest on real estate in the Dis trict of Columbia. FITCH. FOX A BROWN, fel-tf ft 14o6 G st. n.w. DO YOU NEED MONEY? A special reserve uf $35.ooo is at the command of those desiring to settle with 10 per cent brok ers. Creditors paid In full and assignments taken charge of. Advances made on your note. Utmost aecrecy and confidence In the transaction of t.usi liess. No unpleasant Inquiries or investigations, lowest and most convenient terms In the Dis trict. Address Box 104, Ja2S-2?it Station "A." APPLY TO I S FOR A LOAN ON YOUR I?. C. REAL ESTATE. ANY AMOUNT FROM S3?H> TO $4o.ooo. IF THE SECURITY IS satisfactory THE INTEREST WILL BE BUT 4<7< OR CV7c. PROMPT REPLIES TO ALL APPLICATIONS. Ja22-tf MOORE A HILL line.). 717 14th nw. WHY WAIT FOR PAY DAY? We advance mouey to employes with less trou ble and embarrassment than heretofore. We give the honest employe who Is barred from the bank limited accommodations on a fair basis. We also loan money on chattels at strictly legal rates. No charge for papers. CAPITAL LOAN GUARANTEE CO., 602 F ST. N.W. Ja4-tf-12 'Phone 2o5 East. CoNriY IA IAN ED SALARIED PEOPLE. RETAIL merchants, teamsters, boarding houses, without security; largest business In 42 principal cities. TQ1.MAN. Room lul. ft33 IStli St. n.w. de14-tf4 iiONI.Y To I .OA N ON CHATTEUS Reasotiuble rates; confidential. SURETY LOAN CO.. Room 1. Warder bldg. de3 tf JlONEY TO I.<?A\ ON DISTRICT REAL F.ST ATE at enrrent rates of Interest. RENTING OF PROPERTIES gl en special attention. ? noT-tf HERBERT A. GILL. 1310 F at. n.w. LOAN ? ON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REM, ESTATE $15.o00. $2,000. $8,00?. jl.'Hto. $5,000. $500. TIIOS E. WAGGAMAN, oclfl tf 017 F st. n.w. L->;>na on furniture, pianos, etc.. without re moval. publicity or delay. Do not hesitate if BIX you went money, as you can make your own terms as to repayment of lorn and we guaran tee all transactions strictly confidential. Our TEN rates are low and no charge or exi>ense If li>an Is not made. Call and get rates and method of loaning and we can assure you courteous treat I" ment always. If you have a loan with any other company and desire more money, give us n call. Private offices. washington MORT GAGE LOAN CO., 610?F?610. au31-12d Ik) YOU NEED MONEY? WE HAVE IT FOR YOU. You need go to no trouble to borrow from friends. Be Independent of asking favors. We will lend you on your furniture and pianos or any household goods or jiersonal property. Will charge you less and make the most lenient terms; in fact, you can make your own terms. Call and get our rates l>efore you decide who to borrow from. Private offices. Strictly confidential. COLUMBIA GUARANTEE CO., nul1-t4.tf 613 F st. n.w. lioNEY LOANED ON REAL ESTATE. LOANS negotiated. Amounts to suit. lowest rates of Interest. B. II. WARNER CO., Je28-tf IU6 F st. n.w. MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE AT 4% AND *WT<: payment on principal In amouuts of $500 Or more received at any Interest period. THE F. II. SMITH CO.. 14Q8 N- Y. AVE. JelS-tf MONEY AT 4"r AND 4'3% Ob D. C. Real Estate. Prompt answers?Small commission. fefl-tf LIEBERMANN" & HAWN. 1303 F st. Coney to loan on approved real estate Within the District of Columbia, In amounts to ?ult applicants, at lowest rates of Interest. ja!8 tf-4 GEO. W. LINKINS. 800 19th st. n.w. H. K. FULTON'S LOAN" OFFICE, 314 9TH ST. N.W., established 1870. HONEY LOANED ON WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, ETC. OLD GOLD AND SILVER BOUGHT. Ja31-tf-8 Loans on real estate? 4, 4V4 and S per cent. GAS0H BROS., fe27 tf-4 1307 F at. n.w. Loans negotiated on stocks, bonds, bldg. and loan assn. shares, syndtcate certlfs., and other approved collateral; old line life poli cies bought and loaned upon. No chattels taken. Reliability and proniptnesa assured. 0. A. BAKER. Rooms 40-42, 11 lo F st. Take elevator. del-tf,0 Coney to loan on approved city real estate at 4, 4'^ and 5 por cent Interest. Special privileges with respect to prior pavments. Largs am..ints a specialty. TYLER & RUTHERFORD, 13<?7 F st. n.w. fe9-tf-5 IF Y< tl WANT TO BORROW OR LOAN, BUY OR ?ell. on real estate. I can save you time and cash, as I give t>ersonal attention to all deals. flefi-tf-4 J. EAR IN GADSBY. 528 13th at. n.w. IlONEY TO LOAN IN Sl'MS TOSUIT, AT LOW est ratea of Interest, on D. C. real estate. Large loan* a specialty. Prompt attention. WALTER II. ACKER, no7-tf 3 704 14th st. n.w. Jio AND UPWARD LOANED ON FURNITURE. PIANOS, A-c., on the Building and Ix>an Associa tion plan, which makes the cost of carrying loans inuch loss tlian you pay els**wliere, and allows ^ou t" pay It off In any sized notes you desire, funning from one to twelve months. loans with other companies paid off and more money advanced if ilesltvd. Stri' tlv confidential. Front room, first door. NATIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN CO., J?el<; tM3 625 F st. n.w. Coney TO LOAN AT 3H, 4 and 4V4 PER CENT. In sum# o< $1,000 to $100,000, on D. 0. real es tate; pay off 5 per cent and 6 per ceilt loans and begin anew at lowest ratea of Interest; all trans ei 11''tis conducted with economical consideration for b growers. WM. H. SAUNDERS & CO. 1407 F st. n.w. Je8-tf-7 WINTER BESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. HOTEL MAJESTIC. Atlantic Olty, N. J.. Virginia are^ 3d bouse from Bea?h. Si??> lal March rates. Complete In every detail. Ife25 29t) S C. OSBORNE THE ALBEMARLE, VIRGINIA AVE NEAR BEACH AND PIERS. An elegant, modern hotel, new throughout; capacity. 40O. Offers superior accommodations at a special spring rate of $8, $10 and $12 weekly f<>r large, sunny rooms and excellent cuisine. Contains elevator, private batha, steam heat, t* -ar.tlful sun parlors and every comfort. Booklet Jualled. J. P. COPE. el5 26t-10 THE WSLTSHIRE, Virginia Ave. near Beach. Atlantic City, N. J. American plan, $2.50 per day and upwards. Eiropetn plan. $1.50 per day and upwards, ?eatcd by steam. Sun parlor. Elevator from street level. OPEN ALL YEAR. fe21-26t-10 8. 8. PHOEBUS, Owner and Prop. "THE PIBRREPONT, New Jersey Ave. and Beach. OPENS MARCH 1. Full ocean view. Large, airy Vooms. en salts, with bath. AU modern appotnt Benrs. including elevator from street level. Apply ^>r booklet. J. L. BECIITEL, Owner and Prop. " SEASIDE HOUSE, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Ocean front. Open all the year. Sea Water Batha. Capacity. ?*). Golf privileges. Roes' Orchestra. Late Dinners. fe21 2??t.8 CIIAS. EVANS A son. ?FE~LoRAINB-On the Beach. St. Charles place. Fresh and sea water baths. Elevator. Special ?prime rates. Booklet. /e2o 26t.4 SAM'L WAGNER & SON. Atlantic City, N. J. HOTEL ST. CHARLES. ON TIIK BKACn. Flneat on the Cosst. Write for Booklet. fell* 2tit-10 JAMES B. BEILLY. ATIJiNTIC CITY'S NEWEST AND MOST MAGNIFICENT HOTEL, Marlborough House, OPENS MARCH 8. CAPACITY, GOO. Entire block, on ocean front, ^lvate batha with -very rooru or suite, with sea pd fresh wster. Stationary waahstanda. tele .aones and running Ice wat?r In gueata' rooms. MNINO ROOM wttfe stained (lass dome. Hand nne furniture and decorations. BOOKLET. .JOSIAH WHITE A SOS*. Also Proprietors Hotel Luray. Atlantic City. fel8-30t-14 WINTER RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY, R. J. HOTEL IROQUOIS. (tenth Carolina Are. and Beach. 100 feet from the boardwalk and the center of attractions. Thoroughly modern In every detail, with catiai-ity for 400. Elevator, steam beat, private baths, sun parlor, etc. Superior table and servl-e. Write for Spring terms and booklet. Reopens March 1. W. F. SHAW. fel7-78t-10 "" HOTEL TRAYMORE, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Open throughout the year. Hot and cold sea water batha In rooms and every other modern com fort and appointment. Illustrated booklet mailed on request. Capacity 450. Golf privileges. THAYMOKE HOTEL CO., HOWARD WHITE, Jr., D. 8. WHITE. jalo-B2t-lo Manager. Praaldeat. THE NEW RUDOLF, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. Ocean front; capacity, 800; largest and moat modern on the coast; rooms en suite with aea and fresh water baths; American and European plan; special spring rates; orchestra and weekly aocial features. (fel-26t-10) CHA8. R. MYERS. The aalt breath of the Sea brlnga health. ?? SANATORIUM AND, HOTEL, Atlantic City, N. J. Elegant new brick building, wltb new hydrlatlc bath, using sea water. Only one In the country. Resilient physician. Ja27 2Bt.l0 F L. YOUNG. General Manager. Grand AtflantSc Hotel, Virginia Ave. and the Beach. Atlantic City, N. J. Now open. Enlarged and Improved. 350 beauti fully furnished rooms, single and ensulte. Hot and cold sea and fresh water baths, private and public. Thousands of feet of sun parlor* and palm gardens with southern exposure. Orchestra. UfTers very special Spring rates. The cuisine and service the best. Write for terms and Illustrated booklet. fel4-2?5t,12 CHARLES E. COPE. On the Ocean Front. Kentucky ave., connected with the famous Boardwalk and private beach sun parlors. One of the most modern and complete hotels on the Atlantic Coast. Capacity, 400. Every appointment, with superior table. Concerts daily by hotel orchestra. Special rates for spring season. Write for booklet. JAMES ft GEORGE BEW. fe!2-78t-10 The Chalffomite. ON THE BEACn. At North Carolina Avenue, Modern and comfortable In every detail. Booklet. fe!0-24te\fel3 LEEDS & HAINES CO. HOTEL RALEIQfL OCEAN END OF ST. CHARLES PLACE. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Capacity enlarged to 400. St. Charles place la notably quiet and select; every appointment aDd convenience to be found In a first-class seaside re sort. For booklet and rates inquire of Mr. H. E. MITCHELL, irt vhe Howard House. fe4-13t)t-10 JOHN B. SCOTT. HOTEL MORTON^ VIRGINIA AVENUE. One minute's walk from Beach. Open all the year. Elevator from street level to all floors; steam heat; sun parlor; hot and cold baths. Fine table a specialty. Ja23-78t-10 Mrs. N. R. HAINES. HOTEL LURAY, ATLANTIC CITY,. N. J. HEATED SUN PARLORS DIRECTLY OVER BOARDWALK. Porches on a level with and Joined to Boardwalk. Sea and fresh private baths. Golf privileges. Ja< 01t-10 JOSIAII WHITE & SONS. HADDON HALL, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. Every modern appointment and comfort. Hot and cold sea water bathe. Golf links. Write for Illustrated literature. Jal6-10.tf LEEDS ft LIPPINCOTT. CHESTER ENN, New York ave. near Beach. Atlantic City, N. J. OPEN ALL YEAB. D. KNAUER. Jal7-52t-4 Hotel Chelsea, Atlantic City, N. J. NOW OPEN. ocean front rooms. Send for booklet. BAGGAGE CHECKED FROM HOTEL TO AT.T, PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. J. B. THOMPSON & CO. fe3-52t,28 HOTEL DENNIS, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. Beautifully situated, directly facing the ocean. Large sun parlors at end of hall on each sleeping floor overlooking the sea. New private baths, con taining hot and cold sea and fresh water. All golf privileges. Booklet mailed. Ja2i-26t.l0 WALTER J. BUZBY. MISCELLANEOUS. FLORIDA. * TAMPA FLA. A. E. DICK, Manager. Fine Golf Course, with turf putting greens and tees. Hunting, Fishing, Boating and Driving. Hotel Bellevlew, BELLE AIR, FLA. HARVEY ft WOOD, Lessees. Finest Golf Course In the South. Hunting Driv ing and Railing. Through Pullman fast train ser vice to the hotels. Apply to above hotels or to any office of the Plant System. Ja2-th,s,t,26t ATLANTIC CITY REAL ESTATeT Atlantic City, N. J. HOTELS AND COTTAGES FOR RENT AND SALE. 0- J. ADAMS CO., Successors to I. G. Adams & Co., Rooms 2-4-6-8, Real Estate und Law bldg Jal5-lo5t.fi . medical" Dr. Reed, Specialist, Treats successfully Catarrh, Kidney and Stomach Troubles. Ac. CURES special diseases without the use of mercury. Ac. Office hours. 10 to 1 a to 6; Sunday. 10 to 12. CONSULTATION FR^B. BOB 12TH ST. N.W. mhlS^tf - WELL-KNOWN GERMAN SPECIALIST. X-Ray for examinations, diagnoses and treat ment In skin, blood, rheumatism, piles, stricture cancer, bladder, kidney, hydrocele, varicocele Drfl vate diseases. Vitality of Sexes restored Rupture gS? J"*", S2"V? % Bat.. 8 p.m. 317 0th st. n.w. no2-tf DR. LEATHERMAN, Expert Specialist ,n the core of all special diseases of men and women. Face Pimples. Blackhesds Blotches. Oily and Greasy Skins cured forever' Consultation free. 602 F st. n.w. ocSO-tf.4 * ATTORNEYS. CHASE ROYS, ATT'Y?WILL5 DRAWN WITH care; divorces obtained on easy terms* all other equity cases. 23 years' practice. Consultation free. Room 10. 631 F n.w. (4th floor) fS-Sflt. CHARLES S. BUNDY, Commissioner of Deeds for New York and all other states and territories. Fendall bid* cnr ill St.. opposite City Hall. 'Phone 1819. au23-4.'tf AMPBELL CARRINGTON. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Webster Law building, 5o5 D st. n.w., Washing ton. D. C. Residence. No. 3 Mount Vernon Flats New York ave. snd 9th st. n.w. LSI ? CAMPBELL CARRINGTON. ATTORNEY-AT-LA w" Webster^ Law building, JSo5_D st. n.w.. Washlng ~ ' Flati selS LADIES' GOODS. FURS-COMI'LETE STOCK TO SELECT FROM All kinds of fur garments remodeled In latest style. Also la lies' tailor-made suits to order Special prices. MORGAN, Ladies' Tailor and Furrlcr.^733 13th st. n w? south of N. Tare. Sewing Machines Rep'd,$ I. All work warranted. Orders by mall promptly attended to. At OPPENHEIMER'S. 514 9th st *-w- . Ja23-5.tr ' MACHINERY, ETC. FOR SALE?KNOWLES COMBINED PUMP Axn boiler. 7x4^x10; 2-H.P. Otto gas engine- 6x12 tive boiler; also 25-H.P. feed water heater. Phone 452. (Je22-6.tf) J E'l219 "jh^'ave. UNDERTAKERS. W. R. Speare, Undertaker & Embalmer, 940 r STREET NOBTHWE3T. Everything strictly ftrst-ciaaa and 00 the meat Ma terms. Telephone call 340. Ja7-10,tf LEGAL HOTICE& SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF Co lumbia, holding a Probata Court.?No. 10006, ad ministration.? This is to give notice that the sub scribers, who were by the Supreme Croat of the District of Colombia granted letters of adminis tration on the estate of Ellen &. Godding, have, with the approval of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holding a Probate Court, appointed Friday, the 21st day of March, 1002, at 10 o'clock a.m., as the time, and said court room as the place, for making payment and dis tribution from said estate, under the coart's direc tion and control, when and where all creditors and persons entitled to distributive shares or lega cies, or a residue, are notified to attend. In per son or by agent or attorney dul - authorized, with their claims against the estate properly vouched. Given under our hands this ..4th day of February," l**i2. ALVAH GODDING. JOHN C. SIMPSON. By WILLIAM F. MATTINGLY. Attorney. Attest: LOUIS A. DENT, Register of Will* for the Dis trict of Columbia, Clerk oHht Probate Court. fe25-law-3t SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF Co lumbia, holding a Probate Court.?No. 9281, ad ministration.?This is to give notice that the sub scriber, who was by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia granted letters testamentary on the estate of Jeannette C. Oammack, has, with the approval of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holdlnc a Probate Court, appointed Friday, the 21st day of March, 1902, at 10 o'clock a.m., as the time, and said court room as the place, for making payment and distribution from said estate, under the court's direction and control, when and where all creditors and persons entitled to distributive shares or legacies, or a residue, are notified to attend, in person or by agent or attor ney duly authorized, with their claims against the estate properly vouched. Given under my hand this 24th day of February. 1902. THE WASH INGTON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY. BRICE J. MOSES, Assistant Treasurer. 1 - JOHN B. LARNER, Attorney. Attest: LOUIS A. DENT, Register of Wills for the District of Columbia. Clerk of the Probate Court. fe2B-law-3t SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTl.iCT OF Co lumbia, holding a Probate Court.?-No. 9120, ad ministration.?This is to give notice that the sud scrlber, who was by the Supreme Court of tue Dis trict of Columbia granted letters testamentary on the estate of Andrew M. Green, lias, with the ap proval of the Supreme Court of the District of Co lumbia, holding a Probate Court, appointed Friday the 21st day of March, 1902. at 10 o'clock a.m.,' as the time, and said court room as the place, for liuiklng payment and distribution from said estate under the court's direction and control, when and where all creditors and "ersons entitled to dis tributive shares or legacies, or a residue, are noti fied to attend, in person or by agent or attorney dulv authorized, with their claims against the es tate properly vouched. Given under m~ hand this *.4ii day of February, 19<>2. THE WASHINGTON OAN AND TRUST COMPANY, BRICE J. MOSES Assistant Treasurer. By JOHN B. LARNER At t"?ey. Attest: LOUIS A. DENT. Register of \\ilis for the District of Columbia, Clerk of the Probate Court. fe25-law-3t SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF Co lumbia, holding a Probate Court.?No. 10fi8l. ad ministration.?This Is to give notice that the sub scriber of the District of Columbia has obtained from the Probate Court of the District of Colum bia letters of administration c. t. a. on the estate of James I\ Lewis. late of the District of Colum bia, deceased. All persons havlnir claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the \vit > the vouchers thereof, legally autlientl ? the subscriber, on or before the 24th day f t ebruary, A.D. 1903; otherwise they may bv law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. 6lven Xl'v RY "/Fwis* w24th, daiJ of Febri"?ry. 1802. 1 8trpet northwest. Attest: r V nf V U Register of Wills for the DIs Trnvi f .of th0 I'robate Court. TLRNbR & MITCHELL. Attorneys. fe25-law-3t IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT or Columbia.?John Fitzgerald et al. vs Mary E Jahn et al. In Equity, No. 22889.-W. Preston v\ llllamsou and I-emue! Fugitt, trustees having reiM>rted to the court that they have sold sublots J9 and 30, In square 51fl. being the west 17 feet and 4 inches of original lot 0 by the full depth thereof, as sulMllvided by John lilies, as recorded In Book 1", page 75, In the surveyor's office of the District of Columbia, and improvements thereon to Peter I?unn. for the sum of f3,55i?.(H), it Is this 14th day of February, 1902, ordered that the said sale he ratified, unle.-s cause to the contrary be Shown on or before the 20th dav of March, 1902 Provided a copy of this order be published In the Washington Law Rejmrter and The Evening Star once a week for three successive weeks prior to said last mentioned date. A. B. HAGNER. Associ ate Justice. A true copy?Test: J. It. YOUNG, Clerk; by M. A. CLANCY, Assistant Clerk. fel8-law-3t SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF Co lumbia, holding a Probate Court?No. 9918; ad ministration.?This Is to give notice that the sub scrll?er, who was, by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, granted letters testamentary on the estate of Eliza Mosher, has, with the ap proval of the Supreme Court of the District of Co lumbia. holding a Probate Court, appointed Friday the 14th day of March, 1902, at 10 o'clock a.m., ai the time, and said court room as the place for making payment and distribution from said estate under the court's direction and control, when and where all creditors and persons entitled to dis tributive shares or legacies or a residue are no tified to attend In parson or by agent or attorney duly authorized, with their claims against the es tate properly vouched. Given under my hand this 17th day of February, 1902. MARTIN O'DON OGHUE, Executor. By DANIEL W. O'DONO GHUE, Attorney. Attest: LOUIS A. DENT Reg ister of Wills for the District of Columbia,' Clerk of the Probate Court. fel8-law3t NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE UN' dorslgned have this fourth day of January A D 1902, formed themselves into a limited partnership association under the laws of the District of Co lumbia for the term of one year, with a capital of one thousand dollars, for the purpose of dealing in teas and coffees under the style and name of The Union Tea Company, Limited, and have com piled with the laws of the District of Columbia relative thereto. WILLIAM A. SNYDER geoKk"! SmST' rs, i. SAMUEL H. c??S5r fe4-law-4t Secretary. OCEAN TRAVEL. NEW YORK-ROTTERDAM. VIA BOULOGNITS.M New Twin-Screw Steamers of 13,000 tons Register. Steamer Mar. 1, 10 A.M. Steamer AMSTERDAM Mar. 8, 10 A.M. Steamer *" STATEi'MM Mar. 10, 10 A.M. Apply to Holland-America Line, 89 B'way N. Y. E. F. DROOP & SONS. 925 Pa. ave.; G. W. MOSS 1411 G st. n.w.. Agents for Washington. ' Jal6-th.s&tu-52t&jyl-tu,th&a-26t To Jamaica, South and Central America and Hayti Weekly SalllDga by the ATLAS LINE STEAMERS j Low rates to all points. Special 23-day cruise over J entire route, $123.00. Apply for pamphlets, rates, etc., to lHIamlbiuirg=American Line. OFFICES, 35-37 BROADWAY, N. Y. E. F. DROOP &. SONS. 925 Pa. ave., Agents. nol6-tu.tb.s,52t Q. S. 5. Co. For the Winter Berm Mda Go to Reached In forty-eight hours from New York, by the elegant steamers of the Quebec S.S. Co., Ltd. Frost unknown. Malaria Impossible. Headquar ters for British North Atlantic Navy and Army. Cable communication. Equable climate; average temperature 70". For Illustrated pamphlet In colors apply to A. E. OUTERBRIDGE & CO., Agents, 89 Broadway, New York, or A. AIIER.N, Sec'y, Quebec, Canada, or G. W. MOSS, 1411 G at. n.w.. Washington. D. C. de3-tu.th&?-to apllnc-28 NORTH GERMAN LLOYD FAST EXPRESS SERVICE. PLYMOUTH-CHEHBOURO-BRKMEW. Kronprlnz. .Mar. 8, 8 pmj Kaiser Apr. 23, 10 am Kaiser Mar. 25. 10 am Kronprlns.. .May 6 8 am Krjnorlna.. .Apr. 8. Sam Kaiser May 20 10 am TWIN-SCREW PASSENGER SERVICE. Cherbourg Southampton, Alternately and Bremen Fried.der Gr.Apr. 17,noon Bremen.. .May 18 10 am Gr.Kurf'rst.May 1, 10 am Fried.derGr.May22, 10am Rheln May 8, 10 am Neckar May 29 lu am MEDITERRANEAN SERVICE GIBRALTAR? NAPLES?GENOA. Lahn Mar. 1, 10 am Hohena'ern.Mar 22 iDm Trove.......Mar 8, 3pm KaUerln .Mar. 29, 10 am Aller Mar. IS, 10 am Lahn April 0 2 Dm OELRICHS * CO.. NO. it BROADWAY N V Apply to E. F. DROOP. 925 Pa. aw"' fe8-812t Agent for Vfhahlngtoa. American Line pmi YORK-SOUTHAMPTON-LONDON Phllad ??Mar. 5. 10am St Loula..Mar. 19, 10 am St. Paul.Mar. 12, 10 am | Phllad'a..Mar. 28 10 am Red Star Line NEW YORK-ANTWERP-PABIS Soutliwark.Mar. B, noon I Kenslngton.Mar. 19. noon \aderland.Mar. 12, noon Uaverford..Mar. 26, noon INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION COMPANY 0"gi? ; ?? DOMINION LINE. MEDITERRANEAN SERVICE BOSTON TO GIBRALTAR, NAPLES. GENOA AND ALEXANDRIA. EGYPT UE*OA Sailings as foilowa: Cambroman. April 0 May 21 BOSTON TO LIVERPOOL (VIA QUEEN8TOWN). New England...Mar. 8 I Merioo (New)....Mar 22 Commonwealth..Mar. 20 | New England....Apr lu Saloon. $50 upward. Second Saloon S4U Th??i clasa, $26 and *28. according to stealer M' For rates. Ac., apply to RICHARDS, MILLS * CO.. 77 State St., Boston, or to GEO. W MOSS 1411 O at. n.w. ocft-a,tuAth-78t AGC0TJHTAirT8~ * bates, _ Public Accountant and Auditor Baom 110, Washington Loan and Trust bolldin. del-tf ?th and F sta. n.w. TUepkoai NO. 97J. I FO&EIOJ postal service. WASHINGTON, D. C , Pfj^T ImOl NOTICB. Should be read daily, aa^changes may occur at "YoREIGN MAILS are fo*w?rktd to the porta of aalllna dally, and the scboduWef closings ta ar ranged on the preanmpttotf ef dtelr uninterrupted overland transit. For tb?- -weeft- ending March 1. 1802. the last connecting cftaesiirill be made from the MAIN OFFICE as folgirs: J. . TRANSATLANTIC MAILS. TUESDAY?(b) At 7:15 P.M. Tor EUROPE, per s.b. St. Lonls, from New York, via Southampton. Mall for IRELAND most be directed "Per a.a. St. Louis.' (c) At 11:25 P. Ml Her .EUROPE, per a.a. Teutonic, from New York, ?la Qficenatown. (c> At 11:25 P.M. for BELGIUM?. direct, per a.a. Fries land, from New York. MaAmifat be directed "Per a.s. Frlesland." ' ! WEDNESDAY?(c) At 9OS POf. for FRANCK, SWITZERLAND, ITALY.T SPAIN, PORTUGAL. TURKEY, EGYPT, GIU5BCE, '''BRITISH INDIA I and LORENZO MARQUEZ, per s.s. La Champagne, from New York, via HavJS. MU1 for other parta of EUROPE must be directed 'Ter a.a. La Cham pagne." FRIDAY?fc) At 9:16 P.M. fot-EUROPE. per a.a. Campania, from New Yolk, Tin Queenstown. (c) I At 9:15 P.M. for ITALY*, direct, per a.s. Lahn, from New York. Mall moat be directed "Per a.s. Lahn." (c) At 11:25 PJi. for NETHERLANDS direct, per s.s. Rotterdam, from New York. Mall must be directed "Per a.a. Rotterdam." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for SCOTLAND direct, per s.a. Astoria, from New York. Mail must be directed "Per a.a. Astoria.' MAILS FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA. WEST INDIES. ETC. TUESDAY?(k) At 12:00 M. for JAMAICA, per }-s.s. Admiral Dewey, from Boston, (c) At 11:25 P.M. for BERMUDA, par s.a. Pretoria, from New York. WEDNESDAY?(f) At 10:30 A.M. tot the BAHA I MAS, per steamer from Miami, Fla. (c) At 11:25 P.M. for JAMAICA, per a.a. Admiral Sampson, from Philadelphia, (c) At Sl:25 P.M. for CAM PEOHE, CHIAPAS. TABASCO and YUCATAN, per a.s. Monterey, from New York. Mall for other Sirts of MEXICO must be directed "Per a.a. onterey." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for ARGENTINE. I URUGUAY and PARAGUAY, per a.a. Merchant I'rlnoe, from New York. ! THURSDAY?(c) At 11:25 P.M. for NEWFOUND LAND direct, per s.s. Benedict, from New York, (c) At 11:25 P.M. for MEXICO per s.s. City of Washington, from New York. via Tamplco. Mail must be directed "Per s.s. City of Washington." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for BRAZIL, per s.s. Handel, from New York, via Pcrnambuco and Santos. Mail for NORTHERN BRAZIL mnst be directed 'Per s.s. Handel." <e) At 11:25 P.M. for GUADELOUPE. MARTINIQUE. BARBADOS. BRITISH. DUTCH nnd FRENCH GUIANA, per s.s. Talisman, from New York. Mail must be di rected "I'er s.s. Talisman." FRIDAY?(c) At 11:25 P.M. for PORTO RICO, per s.s. San Junn, from New York, (c) At 11:25 P.M. for CURACAO and VENEZUELA, per a.a. Zulla. from New York. Mall for SAVANILLA and CARTAGENA must be directed "Per s.s. Zulla." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for INAGUA and HAITI, per s.a. Lauenburg, from New York, (c) At 11:25 P.M. for LEEWARD and WINDWARD I8LANDS and BRITISH, DUTCH and FRENCH GUIANA, per s.s. Korina, from New York. Mall for GRENADA and TRINIDAD must be directed "Per s.s. Ko rona." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for FORTUNE ISLAND, JAMAICA, SAVANILLA. CARTAGENA and GREYTOWN. per s.s Athoa, from New York. Mail for COSTA RICA must be directed "Per a.a. Athos." (c) At 11:25 P.M. for GRENADA. TRIN IDAD. CIUDAD BOLIVAR, T>er s.s. Maraval, from New York. (c) At 11:25 P.M. for TURKS IS LAND and DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. r>er s s. New York, from New York. (c) At 11:25 P.M. for ARGENTINE, URUGUAY and PARAGUAY, per s.a. Maskeloyne, from New York. SATURDAY?(ft At 10:30 A.M. for the BAHA MAS. per steamer from Miami, Fla. Malls for NEWFOUNDLAND, by rail to North Sydney and thenco via steamer, close here dally, except Sundays, at 12:00 M., and on Sundays at 11:30 A.M. The connecting closes are made on Mondays. Wednesdays nnd Saturdays. (d> (h) Malls for MIQUELON, by rail to Boston and thence via steamer, close here dally, except Snn davs, at 12:00 M., and on Sundays at 11:30 A.M. (d) (h) CUBA MAILS close here via Port Tampa, Fla., Sundays. Wednesdnys and Fridays at 9:15 P.M., and via Miami, Fla., Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 A.M. | Malls for MEXICO overland, unless specially ad I dn-ssed, for dlspLtch by steamers sailing from New York, close here tally at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Mails for BELIZE, PUERTO CORTEZ and GUATEMALA, by rail to New Orleans and thence via steamer, close here dally at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., the connecting closes for which being on Mondays. Mails for COSTA RICA, by rail to New Orleans and thence via steamer, cloae here dally at 10:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., tha connecting closes for which being on Tuesdays. ,, . TRANSPACIFIC MAILS. Malls for CHINA and JAPAN, via Seattle, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to March 5, inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Shinano Mam. Registered mall must be directed "Via Seattle." (o) Malls for ?CHINA, JAPAN, HAWAII and iPniL IPPINE ISLANDS via San Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to February 28, Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Peru, (o) Malls for AUSTRALIA (except those for Weat Australia, which go via Europe, and New Zealand, malls for which are dispatched via San Francisco) and FIJI ISLANDS, via Vancouver, close here dally at 6:80 P.M. after February 22 and up to March 1, Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Xllo wera. (o) ? Malls for HAWAII, via San Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to March 3, Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Alameda, (o) Malls for ?CHINA, JAPAN, HAWAII and JPHIL IPPINE ISLANDS, via San Francisco, close here dally at 6:80 P.M up to March 8, Inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Coptic, (o) Malls for TAHITI and MARQUESAS ISLANDS, via San Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to March 12. Inclusive, for dispatch per a.a. Australia, (o) Malls for AUSTRALIA (except those for West Australia, which are dispatched via Europe), NEW ZEALAND, FIJI, SAMOA and HAWAII, via San Francisco close here dally at 6:30 P.M. after March 2 and up to March 15, Inclusive, for dis patch per s.s. Ventura, (o) Malls for 'CHINA and JAPAN, via Vancouver, close here dally at 6:30 P.M. up to March 18. In clusive, for dispatch per s.a. Empress of India. Registered mall must be directed "Via Vancou ver." Merchandise for the U. S. Postal Agency at Shanghai cannot be forwarded via Canada, (o) ?Malls for COCHIN CHINA are dispatched to New York for connection with European steamers. tPHILIPPINE ISLANDS (military mail), dls atched to San Francisco at all closes for that of ce, to connect with government transports, the sailings of which are Irregular. REGISTERED MAILS cloae at the MAIN OF FICE as follows: (b) At 1:00 P.M. same day; (c) at 8:00 P.M. same day; (d) at 5:00 A.M. same day; (f) at 1:00 P.M. previous day; (h) at 12:00 P.M. previous Saturday; (k) at 8:06 P.M. prerloua day; (o) at 6:00 P.M. previous day. _fe22^ JOHN A. MERRITT, Postmaster. ICE-MAKING TRADE GROWS. Remarkable Development in a Year of One of Our Younger Industries. From the New York Sun. The property attained by business enter prises In this country In the last five years Is frequently thought to be best reflected in the condition of its younger industries. Cold Storage, the organ of the Ice-making and refrigerating trades, both of which are comparatively new, has collected statistics of their expansion and flnds their pros perity by no means a little thing. Last year 222 companies, with a total capitaliza tion of $44,738,000, were formed to manu facture Ice, to erect cold stores, or to build packing houses, creameries, fisheries or fruit-preserving plants, artificially refrig erated. Only about half a dozen of these wriil use natural Ice. The rest will make their own. In addition, $37.322,0<M> more capital was Invested in improvements to existing plants. T'he census report now almost completed, snows that In addition to this, there were already in existence nearly 800 artificial ice making establishments in which $38,000,000 capital was Invested, employing nearly 7,<??0 wage earners, to whom was paid near ly $3,422,180 In wages annually and produc ing nearly $14,000,000 worth of Ice annually. Allowing for abortive new enterprises Cold Storage thinks that there are now nearly 1,000 Ice factories In operation or being built in the United States and that there Is more than $51,000,000 invested In the busi ness. New York and New Jersey came first In the number and extent of their Ice-making and refrigerating plants, and In the matter of new plants Canada is far behind our own manufacturing states. Even Hawaii has a new ice plant, value $10,000. Reports collected by thfe trade organ from the lce-maklng firms say generally that last year was the'<most> profitable they ever had, that their busin6Ss is extending rapidly and that their, output Is increasing year by year. -?> Th l. A Spinning Ghost. From the Youths' Companion r:i On the post road in s*uth?rn New Hamp shire stands on old hotoe#hich was ones famous for its ghost. It* hd& been a tavern, owned and managed brothers and two sisters named Mason. The youngest of the family. Hannah. tad been Jilted in her youth. After her desertion/ she never en tered any door save thfrt.qfk her own home, but gave all her strejitthJ to hard work. She would hatchel flak'l?f*Weeks. spin un ceasingly and weave on a hand loom, with out apparently a thought of rest. She died after a short Illness, and stHl travelers said that their slumbers were disturbed by the w^hir of the wheel. Soon it was whispered about that the Mason house was haunted. Strange sounds were heard from the gar ret, where Hannah had always worked, and plainest of all was the hum of the great wool wheel. I - The brothers heard the'story, and at once set oat to solve the mystery,. Joseph went to the garret and watched. After a time the wheel began to resolve. He struck a light. On the rf? of the wheel was a great rat, running aronnd. Frequent visits to the garret rendered this rat so tame that/he would come out on the spinning wheel by daylight, and several others were occasion ally seen to take a spin in the wheel, as If it were a pleasant recreation. EDUCATIONAL. W WASHINGTON. Mrs. M. R. Waldecker, 22?r?,lT?i music. Method quick Jind thorough. T?rma, 912 quarter. Studio. 2820 ft st. ?.w. fe?-3f .4 PIANO. VIOLIN AND VOCAL LESSONS? Columbia Conservatory of Music. EDWIN HART, PRINCIPAL. 8o2 K ST. N.W. oc81-102t?4 NATMNMLIMnfEnVTY SCHOOL OF FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW. (Spring term.) Enieoe Carnal, LLD., Dean. COURSE I?Government Contracts and Claims. Prof. George A. King, LL.M. COURSE II?Military Law and Coorta-Marttal. Prof. George B. Davis. Judge Adv. Gen.. U.S.A. COURSE III?Organisation. Jurisdiction of Interior Department sad General Land Office. Prof. Frank L. Campbell (Asst. Secretary Dept. In terior. Asst.. Prof. Samuel V. Prondflt (First Asst. Attorney). * COURSE IV?Organisation. Jurisdiction. Practice, U. 8 Dept. of Treasury. Prof. Milton E. Ailes (Asst. Secretary of Treasury). OPENS MARCH 1. 1902. COLLEGE BUILDING. 818 18TH ST. N.W. AND SUMMER LAW Mill (For supplement snd review) OPENS JUNE 23. 1902. For catalogue, Ac., apply to 418 fith st. n.w., Washington, D. tJ. CH AS.. F. CARUSI. felB-18t General Secretary. in in & fel4-62t Why go to a business college and pay your hard-earned cash to learn Shorthand and Typewriting when you can get a complete course ABSOLUTELY FBEE. Agk about it. INSTRUCTION ROOMS, 609 11th st. n.w. PECIAL drills in tabulation, rough draftwork, copying, spac ing and dictation for Civil Serv ice preparation. High-grade in struction. Recommended by re porters of debates. House snd Senate. fell-tu.th.s.14 The Drillery, 1100 N. Y. AVE. N. W. TO PRONOUNCE FRENCH WELL, SPEAK, read, understand, only 80 lessons; classes, beginners, advanced, now forming for Feb. term. MLLE. V. PRUD'HOMME. 807 D n.w. (car lines.) ja22-tf,4 FLYNN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE. 8th tc K. Established 1878. t28 a year. Day or night session. S3. SHORTHAND. TYPEWRITING. no29-4m-4 Washington Dramatic Conservatory, 1114 F 8T. N.W. M. Aurella Barrlngton, Directress. Js3-R2t* ST. ROSE'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.?FASHION able dressmaking, a new department, in which ladles and young girls are taught cutting, fitting and sewing. For particulars apply at the SCHOOL, 2023 Q st. n.w. de28 tf French, German- Spanish, etc. Method awarded two gold and two silver medals st the Paris Exposition of 1900. Its author deco rated Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Over 700 pupils last school year. r> t?V) t TT7 Ability In conversing acquired JjHKL.1 IZ, in a short time. Prot A-* GONARD, Principal, O^nwwi^. 723 14th. Eaay terms. Jel4 TAMER'S BUSINESS CIDILUECE Cor. F and 9th. The principal was court stenog rapher, also public accountant. Day and nlgnt sessions. Csll or send for catalogue. ocl8-tf MISS BALCH'S CIVIL SERVICE INSTITUTE AND BUSINESS COLLEGE, 908 O st. n.w. Higher mathematics, stenography, typewriting. sel8-tf,4 ?CfltEWIT dBDQ^ French and English School for Girls. Suburb of Washington. French the language of the house. Mile. L. M. Boullgny, Prln., Chevy Chase P.O., Md. my21-812t,8 The Glastonbury Thorn. From the London Chronicle. It is to be hoped that another Glaston bury thorn will be obtained to replace the missed one in South Kensington Gardens, for in the bustle of modern times it Is pleasant to be occasionally reminded of the legends and beliefs of our forefathers. By them it was held that Joseph of Arlmathsea struck his traveling staff at Wearyall Hill near Glastonbury, where It immediately took root and annually blossomed at Christmas. In the reign of Queen Eliza beth it had two trunks, but one was de stroyed by a Puritan, the other being pre served for a time by a flying chip, which blinded the assailant. The remaining trunk was cut down by another Puritan In the reign of Charles I. Early in the nineteenth century a small fiat stone, bearing the in scription of J. A., A. D. 31, was placed to mark the site where the tree grew. Of course, the initials stand for Joseph of Arl mttbseo, while the date is that traditionally ascribed to his visit. So great was the demand for relics from the Glastonbury thorn that before lta de struction many trees had been grafted in the neighborhood. Not only was It noted for Its miraculous blossoming; its sprigs and blossoms?about the size of sixpence?were considered sovereign specifics for avoiding the evil eye, rooting out weeds from com and various other evils. Its fame spread beyond the seas, and down to the reign of Henry VIII the Bristol merchants exported these blossoms to different part or the world. Crowds, too, annually visited Glas tonbury down to recent times at Christmas to see the blossoming. A curious story is told in "The Gentleman's Magazine," for January, 1753. Confusion still existed con cerning the old and new style, and a vast concourse of people assembled at Glaston bury to see the trees blossom on December 23. No blossoms came on that date, but on old Christmas day they appeared as usual. Blessing the Lambs. From the Tablet. The church of St. Agnes outside the walls at Rome was filled to its utmost limits by a large crowd, eager to witness the cere mony of the blessing of the lambs. At the conclusion of the high mass the little lambs were brought in and laid upon the altar. They rested on damask cushions in separate baskets with their tiny limbs tied up in red and blue ribbons. Their equa nimity is usually disturbed by the ordeal of passing through the crowd to the altar, and they bleat a plaintive remonstrance against the rough usage to which they are subjected. Fragments of their gay rib boms are torn away and portions of their snowy fleece rudely plucked out by people anxious to carry away a souvenir of their ? benediction. This year, however, the crowd was more merciful and the little creatures were gently stroked as they were borne past. After the blessing the abbot delivered the lambs to the first master of ceremonies of the Lateran Bisclllca, who, as soon as the ceremony was over, took them to the Vatican to present them to his holiness. The holy father sent them immediately to the dean of the Sacra Rota, who In his turn handed them over to the nuns of the mon astery of St. Cecily In the Trastevere. They become the property of the nuns. About Easter they are shorn of their beautiful white fleece, which is given to the pope. His holiness commissions his prefect of ceremonies to have the wool woven into palllums which are blessed on the Vigil of the feast of SS. Peter and Paul and then placed in an urn in the confession of St. Peter's Bascilica over the body of the apostle. They are sent "de corpore S. Petri," the flrst sheperd of the Universal Church, to metropolitans to be worn as a symbol of their share In the plenary juris diction of the chief sheperd over the whole flock of Christ. Birch and JEiiUk..- - From the New York Tribune. There is a curious growth of trees at Til den's Point Me. Three yellow birch trees are growing on a pine stump. The tree, which was about two and 4 half feet, in di ameter, is thought to have been cut down some fifty years ago, leaving a stump three and a half feet high. The seeds of the birch must have lodged on this stump, and as they grew they Bent their roots down its sides to reaeh the ground. .The three tree# ate,, respectively, five, six and seven inches in diameter. GOSSIP M GOTHAM Elaborate Arrangements for Entertaining Prince. AN INVITATION TO DINE RIVALRY BETWEEN VANDERBILT FAMILIES OVER THE HONOR. Prominent Chinese Merchants Trying to Prevent Passage of the Ex clusion Act. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. NEW YORK. February 24. 1902. Little remains to be done In preparing for Prince Henry's entertainment In this city on his return from the launching cere monies at Shooter's Island tomorrow. The final details of every one of the public functions both on Tuesday and Wednesday have been completely arranged, and the actual work of Mayor Low's entertain ment committee is at an end. Unless some unforeseen contingency arises it Is gener ally expected that the ceremonies in the prince's honor will proceed without a hitch. Early this forenoon the last shovelful of slush was taken from the "royal route," as the snow cleaners call Broadway from the Battery to Waverley placet 5th avenue from Waverley place to 34th street, and 34th street west to the Hohenzollern pier. The cobble and asphalt along this route are being scoured with the cleaner's brush. With the aid of a day's more sun it will be smooth and dry before the royal party escort. The section of Broadway from Bat tery Park to City Hall which the prince will traverse In state to receive the free dom of the city tomorrow afternoon is now receiving the attention of the snow-clean ing superintendent. An effort will be made as well to clear 5th avenue to the Metro politan Club, and a transverse street sec tion to and about the Metropolitan Opera House. If all goes well commissioner Woodbury hopes that ho may spread be fore the royal carriage only dry pavement. Arrangements in City Hall. Final preparations were completed today In City Hall, the Metropolitan Club and the Metropolitan Opera House, where Prince Henry's first day's fete will occur. Decorators swarmed about the opera house all day, swathing the roof and walls in bunting and preparing a setting for the elaborate scheme of smilax and roses which will cover the woodwork, inter spersed with electric light bulbs. The seat ing arrangements for the gala operatic performance are finished, and it remains only to throw open the doors of the house tomorrow night. City Hall was decorated today for the ceremonial of receiving the prince tomorrow afternoon. The invita tions which have been issued for admission are about six Inches by four and are made of exceedingly heavy board, with beveled edges. Mayor Low has decided not to is sue a proclamation to raise the German flag on City Hall. The law on the subject is as follows: Chapter 36, laws of 1895?"It shall not be lawful to display the flag or emblem of any foreign country upon any state, county or municipal building: provided, however, that whenever any foreigner shall become the guest of the United States, the state or any city, upon public proclamtion by the governor or mayor of said city the flag of the country of which such public guest shall be a citizen may be displayed upon such public buildings." The mayor's rea sons for not raising the flag were not made public. Neither was the announcement made officially. Ambition of the Vanderbilts. It is settled that Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., will extend to the prince an invitation for dinner, but whether or not the invitation will be accepted Is known only to the committee In charge of his pro gram. The gossip occasioned by the strug gle for precedence between the Cornelius and the Alfred Vanderbilts has rebounded, with the result that both families feel a loss of dignity by a public exposure of their private ambitions and have grown reticent on the subject. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., was Miss Wilson, and Mrs. Alfred Van derbilt was Elsie French. Because of the opposition to the marriage of Cornelius to Miss Wilson his father made Alfred the head of the house, with great heartburn ings as the result. The men of the family care little for the questions of preferment, but with the wives and mothers-in-law It is quite different. While there has been amicable recognition of Mrs. Cornelius, Jr., yet Mrs. Vanderbilt, sr., is Jealous of her family prerogatives, and is unwilling to grant any special prominence to the elder daughter-in-law. As the Wilsons axe equally tenacious of their rights, there Is war to the knife whenever an issue arises. One does not have to stray far from Herald Square to find reminders of Prince Henry's visit to this country. The fakirs have not yet begun selling pictures of the royal visitor, but the small tradesmen and others with articles to sell have seized upon the name in the hope of attracting cash their way. Already it is possible to drink a Prince Henry cocktail, and you can puff on a Prince Henry cigar between sips if you wish. There are as yet no Prince Henry puzzles on the market, but the season is young and there Is no tell ing what the brains of men anxious to make a little extra money, and Incidentally advertise themselves through the prince, will produce. Whether Prince Henry's name will be perpetuated by a garment, as has been that of Prince Albert, is a matter for the tailors to settle. The prince has already been "honored" by having a traveling bag named for him which is not unlike the "Gladstone" bag. Chinese Plan Reprisals. In case the United States government should enact a more stringent law for the exclusion of Chinese immigrants when the present Geary law expires, in May, the Chinese merchants of this country are planning to petition their home govern ment to take retaliatory action by exclud ing Americans from China under the same regulations as may be Imposed on China men coming here. They are not opposing the re-enactment of the present law. but they vigorously protest against theMitchell Kahn bill, noW in committee at Washing ton, which would exclude the merchants or students equally with coolies, and, they say, subject even diplomatic representa tives to Irksome regulations. They take substantially the same ground as the chamber of commerce and the Merchants' Association of this city. They go further only in their suggestion of a method of reprisal. A great petition to the Imperial government at Pekin is being circulated in all the large cities of this country. The petition originated In this city, and was drafted by Lung Hok Sou, secretary of the Jon Wah Kon Show, or Chinese Merchants' Club. No effort la being made to obtain a mountain of signatures, but only leading men, whose names are known,and command respect In China, are asked to put their names to It. It is said that they are prac tically unanimous In favoring the course the petition advises. The document itself will not be sent to China until Congress has made Its final decision. New York City's Statistics. New York is one of the few large cities In the world that has no uniform system of collecting and publishing its own sta tistics. A city officer or citizen seeking general information about the business of the city or a record of development must in many cases search through groat masses of books and records in various depart ments. Most of the city departments pub lish annual reports, but they are usually mqptjia behind time and no system of con densation or Indexing has ever been adopt ed. The bureau of vital statistics, under the direction of the board of health, has for many years kept a full and accurate record of marriages, birth* and deaths, but most of the records In other depart ments are In much confusion. There Is not in existence any condensed regular record or history of the progress of mu nicipal government. If a historian should attempt to prepare a complete history of New York City government during the past fifty years from Official records he #Md fee -compelled to spend several years In ^Searching through books and original documents. For example, a complete col lection of printed copies of the messages of the mayors of the city Is bo rare that It Is of great value to collectors. His Fraud Was Detected. A man employed In one of the city de partments came to the city hall the other day and wanted to search the records of the old volunteer fire department. Asked If he was a veteran of the department, he said no. but he wanted to see If he could find a name like his own In the records It developed that he was appointed under the last Tammany administration as a veteran fireman and is now fearful that the trick will be discovered and that he will lose hi* job. A search of the records disclosed the fact that they contained no such name. He did not explain how he obtained an appointment without his fraud being detected at the time. McCOMAS AND WELLINGTON. " I Yesterday's Episode From a Maryland Point of View. From the Baltimore American. Maryland has no reason to be proud of either of her senators on account of the episode in the Senate chamber yesterday af ternoon. Senator Wellington's comments upon the assassination of the late President McKlnley, and his more recent utterances reflecting upon that martyr's honor and Integrity, have been such as to merit the severest punishment the Senate can deal to one of its own members, in view of the utter contemptibillty of this conduct. Sen ator McComas would have done w? 11 to re frain from making any reply to Senator Wellington. It Is inherently wrong to dig nify the diatribes of one who had no sym pathy for the stricken President or for the woe-weighted, invalid wife, and who now has no part In the nation s unanimous trib ute of honor and reverence to her most re cent martyr, by replying to what he might say. But. since the affair has assum?d Its present form. Senator Wellington attacking the honor and veracity of the late Presi dent, the American feels called upon to publish certain hitherto secret history re lating to this matter, for the purpose of showing how entirely wrong Senator Wel lington is. The death of President McKln ley removes the seal of secrecy which un til now has rested upon us. Senator Wellington's charge that Presi dent McKlnley deceived him into voting for the ratification of the Paris peace treaty by making false promises and pledges as to the ultimate intention of our govern ment relative to the retention of the Phil ippines was first made through the columns of this newspaper. On August 4. ISHW, the American published an authorized Interview with Senator Wellington, in which that gentleman announced his abandonment of the republican party and his intention to support Bryan for the presidency. One ol the reasons he gave for this step whs the alleged deception which President McKln ley had practiced against him. This assertion, directly involving the veracity of President McKlnley, was too grave for the American to permit It to pass unnoticed. On the same day the In terview appeared in these columns the American communicated by long distance telephone with President McKlnley, who was then at his home in Canton, Ohio. That portion of the interview Involving Senator Wellington's charge was first read to the President, who then called Mr. Cortelyou, his secretary, to the telephone. It was read again, Mr. Cortelyou taking It down In shorthand. The President then gave the matter consideration, and later In the same day called up the American over the long distance telephone and authorized a posi tive and unequivocal denial of the truth of Senator Wellington's statements. That de nial appeared In these columns at the time, being reported as coming from official and unimpeachable sources. We have, there fore, against Senator Wellington's state ment the word of President McKlnley him self. and of Senator McComas, who was present at the interview. Against the word of a man nod dead, but one who in his life was never known to ut ter a false word or to equivocate about the truth, and against the word of a living sen ator who was present at the Interview when the promises are alleged to have been made. Senator Wellington's word can have no avail. This statement should, once for all, close his mouth. He is wholly and in defensibly wrong in this matter, his splen etic disposition having led him on until ht# Is at a place where his conduct Is indecent In its relation to the dead and a reproach to the state which he represents. THE SPEAKER ON CUBA. He Has Probably Misinterpreted th? Spirit of the Press. Fn>m the New York Tribune. The Speaker of the House of Representa tives must by this time. In his sober second thoughts, regret the Indiscretion Into which he was betrayed when he wrote recently to a constituent of "the lies sent out by the press which Is being manipulated In the Interest of free trade with Cuba." His reference was to the utterances of papers all over the country In favor of reciprocity with Cuba. He was in error in every state ment, Imputation or Insinuation contained in the passage which we have quoted. What the papers have been and are say ing are not lies. The statements concern ing conditions in Cuba are perfectly au thenticated by the best informed and most Impartial observers. Those concerning quantities and prices of sugar are taken from Indisputable statistics, from official sources. Those concerning the profits of the beet sugar industry and its ability to stand secure in the face even of free trade with Cuba are taken from the deliberate and detailed declaration of the beet sugar manufacturers themselves, with Mr. Ox nard at their head. In calling them "lies" Mr. Henderson rushes in where the beet sugar men themselves fear to tread. For, while these latter have in some cases tritd to ignore and in others to exp'aln away the statements of fact which the Tribune and other papers have made, they have never yet ventured to deny their truth. The press is not being manipulated In any Interest, as Mr. Speaker himself must know. To say that the foremost papers of both parties, all over the land, have been corrupted or In any way "manipulated" I? on the face of it too preposterous for serious notice?or would be. were it not for the rank and office of the man who has so rashly said it. That, too. seems to be unique and original with the Speaker. It has long been notorious that a strong and active beet sugar lobby is at work at Washington with threats and other means of persuasion, against the granting of reci procity. But this is the first time we have heard an intimation that a Cuban lobby has bought up the newspaper press of the United States. The utterances and arguments of the press are not in the inter*:st of free trade with Cuba. They are in favor of reci procity, which is a very different thing, a thing antagonistic to free trade and In per fect accord with protection. Cuba does not ask for free trade. She does not want it. She needs a tariff to provide her with a revenue. She wants a market for her sugar and tobacco, and she wants us to have In her a market for our agricultural and manufactured products, at tarlflT rates which will practically give us a monopoly of her trade. But that is not free trade, nor anything like it. The fact is. and the Speaker of the House of Representatives m-ust in his heart realize it. that, instead of "lies" being sent out by a "press manipulated In the interest of free trade," the simple truth Is being told by an independent and fearless press in be half of what the President of the United States has described as national Interest and national honor. Alcoholism and Longevity. From the London Chronicle. I have been perusing some details con cerning the Influence of the alcoholic habit on the Increase of population. The theory has been advanced that alcoholism Is re sponsible for the propagation of weakly off spring. with the usual consequence of pre mature death. Some of the figures, taken from French sources, are startling enough. In 215 families traced to three generation?, with 814 descendants, the mortality was S3 per cent, this representing Infantile mortal ity These families were of alcoholic habits. Tii Rouen ft waJ ftrand.tUst two. drunkards had thirty-two children as offspring, and all died before attalnln* the adult age. In another series M ,statl?lcs It Is shown that of 800 children born-of alcoholic par ents 21-3 per cent died practically In child hood and infancy. The'cause of temperance reform will -tee most largely aided by con siderations which deal with the national aspect of aleoholism. The figures I have quoted may be commehAed'tsTMie notice of our legislators. The cry of reform is in the air. and every fact which'taut afferd rea sonable support to that cry should be wel comed by every citizen, abstainer or not.