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AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. Academy?"Shore Acres." Chaae's?"The Man from Mexico" and po lite vaudeville. Columbia?J. H. Stoddart In "The Bonnie Brier Bush. Empire?The Great Lafayette show. K? man's? Manchester's Cracker Jacks BurU squers. Lafayette?Bellows Stock Company In "The Masqueraders." National?Maude Adams in "Quality Street." For amusements see page 25. EXCURSIONS TOMORROW. Steamer Washington for Fortress Monroe and Norfolk at 0:30 p.m. Trains leave Pennsylvania avenue and 13Va street for Alexandria and Arlington every half hour. Cars leave Aq.ieduct bridge for Arlington, Fort Myer and Falls Church. AUCTION SALES. Monday. James W. RatHiffe. auct.. 020 Pa. ave. n. w.?Trustees' sale of No. 3iC?."> Duml>arton ave. n. w. on Monday, March 10, at 4:15 p. m. Also at 5 p. m., property on lt?th st. bet. E and F sts n. w. John C. HeaJd, Leonard J. Mather, Jesse Slingluff and Gist Blair, trustees. Trustees' sale of No. 1028 and 10.10 33d st. n. w., on Monday. March 10, at 4:30 p .m. Samuel Waggaman and Irving Williamson, trustees. Rare old laces cleaned, but made to retain old appearance. Bornot, 1103 G street. THE PRINCE HENRY WREATH Was onlv ONE of mv late artistic creations. J. R. FREEMAN. ?>12 13th st. n.w. CHICAGO JEWEL GAS RANGES. 1204 G. C. A. Muddiman & Co. Clti 12th. DRINK KENNY'S 25c. COFFEE. The best coffee on earth for the money. C. D. Kenny Co. 50 stores. Ladies! 'Royal' Glues Anything. Kanns, 10c. A wagon owned by the Consumers' Brew ing Company and a bicycle ridden by Eu gene Hurd. fifteen years old, figured in a collision yesterday afternoon at North Cap itol and F streets. The bicycle was demol ished and the rider was slightly bruised about his hands. Buy our Filters and don't drink mud, $3. John Moran, 212?> Pa. ave. and 1110 Conn, ave. Ladles' and Gentlemen's Suits Dyed, Blankets and Lace Curtains Cleaned. An ton Fischer's. 9<t6 G st. n.w. "EASTER TOT'R BY SEA" From Baltimore to Savannah and Charles ton Exposition. Personally conducted. All expenses includ ed. Via Merchants and Miners' Trans. Co. Leaving Baltimore March 27. Cost of 10-day tour from Baltimore, $35; from Washing ton, $37.30. Send for itinerary and particu lars. Address Pass. Dept., M. and M. T. Co., 214 E. German st.. Balto., Md. A wagon belonging to the Raleigh Elec tric Company collided with a street car at 7th and L streets northwest about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The breaking of the wagon was the only damage done. See Wheatley's ad. under Wanted?Misc. Great Be.ir Spring Table Water; 4 gallons for 50c. Office. 704 11th. Oil H aters. $1.25 to $5.00. Gas Ranges. Oil Cookers, Blue Flame. A. Eberly's Sons, 713 7th. Women's suits cleaned with surprising thoroughness A. F. Bornot & Bro., 1103 G st. CITY AND DISTRICT. Debate by Y. M. C. A. Lyceum. At the wc?kly meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum, held last night at R o'clock In the association building, the question debated was "that the farmer is a greater benefac tor to mankind than is the manufacturer." The leading speakers on the affirmative and negative, respectively, were Messrs. Kent and Everett. After an animated dis cussion. participated in alike by members and visitors, the judge, Mr. Douglas, awarded the verdict to the affirmative. The following program was announced for Friday evening, March 14: Reading', by Mr. Sylvan Kronheim; oration, Mr. H. C. Long. The question for debate affirms, "That public ownership is the best solution of the trust problem." Speakers on the af firmative, Messrs. C. F. Nesbit, W. C. Lee; speakers on the negative, Messrs. H. C. Gibbs and H. O. Hine. Elegant Turnouts for Driving ?for th? theatei* etc., for hire reasonably Rt Downey's Stables,1622-2S L st. 'Phone 555. ?Advertisement. Entertainment for the Blind. The following list of volunteers wi'.l occu py the reading hour, in the room for the blind. Library of Congress, the coming week: Monday, March lO, Miss Colt; Tuesday, March 11. Miss Mary I>awton; Wednesday, March 12. musicale, Miss Ethel Mason, piano, assisted by Miss Ruth Mason, violin; Miss Winifred Mason, violin; Mr. Ernest Mason, mandolin; Mr. Charles Karr. man dolin, and Mr. Arthur Karr. guitar. Thurs day, March 13. Major John Tweedale; Fri day, March 14, Miss Wet more; Saturday, March 15. Miss Jean Eddy. Door closes promptly at 2:.'X> o'clock. The Tonic for the Sick and Aged ?Is "Old Braddock" Maryland Rye. It's an Ideal invigorator?pure, old and mellow. Keep it in the house. At leading dealers'. ?Advertisement. Knocked Down by Street Car. Eva Willis, colored, twenty-eight years old, of till L street southwest, was knocked down by a street car at 4Va street and Maryland avenue southwest about 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She was ren dered unconscious, and the police had her removed to the Emergency Hospital. Today she was able to go home. The Finest Flower That Grows. Gude's American Beauties are deserving of the highest praise. Beautiful, fragrant, peer less. 1224 F.?Advt. Interest in Bible Study. The American Society of Religious Edu cation has arranged to hold social services for the promotion of interest in Bible study at the Eastern Presbyterian Church tomor row. In the forenoon Rev. J. E. Gilbert, D. D.. will speak, and in the evening a plat form meeting will be held and addresses given by W. E. Andrews, B. F. Leigirton and W. H. H. Smith. Bare Mahogany Furniture at Auction. A quantity of magnificent mahogany furniture in Empire, Dutch Marquetry, Colonial, Chippendale and Sheraton shapes will be on view at Sloan's, 1407 G st., next Monday and Tuesday. Also a quantity of very old Madeira Wine from the Cruger estate.?Advt. Program for Men's Meeting. Henry Elliott Mott will address the mass meeting for men of the Young Men's Chris tian Association at Columbia Theater to morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. EJphonxo Youngs, jr., will render cornet solos. Ad tnission to the meeting will be by ticket only and tickets can be secured free of charge at business houses throughout the city and at the Association building. Money to lend at 4, 5 and 6 per cent on **al estate. Frank T. Rawlings, 1506 Pa.ave. ?Advertisement. FINAL MEETING TTRT.TI BAPTIST CENTENNIAL CELEBRA TION BROUGHT TO A CLOSE. Addresses by Dr. Thomas Edwin Brown and Others?Dr. Mackay-Smith Extends Congratulations. The centennial anniversary exercises of the Baptist Church, which have been held here the past week, were brought to a close last night with the conclusion of the anni versary evening exercises at First Baptist Church. The week has been a memorable one In the history of the Baptist denomi nation in Washington, and there has been a large attendance at every meeting. The largest audience of the week was that of last night, the auditorium being crowded with Baptists and their friends who came to pay their respects to the church that has seen service in the District of Columbia for one hundred years. Dr. J. J. Muir, pastor of the E Street Baptist Cnurch, presided over the exercises. The opening prayer was made by Rev. J. L. Lodge. D. 1>., who was formerly pastor of the North Baptist Church in this city. The principal address of last evening was by Rev. Thomas Edwin Brown, D. D., of Franklin, Pa., who spoke on the subject, "The Century of Baptist Principles." Dr. Brown is a nephew of Rev. Obadlah B. Brown .who was the first pastor of the First Church, and as a boy attended church and Sunday school in the old First Baptist Church. He spoke of the work that had been accomplished by the denomination in the last century, and anticipated greater results in the future. His address was lis tened to with great interest by the large audience and he was given an ovation at the close. Mr. John H. Duffey sang a solo, after which Dr. Muir introduced Rev. Dr. Alex ander Mackay-Smith. rector of St. John's Episcopal Church. Dr. Muir "said the Bap tists as well as every other denomination in the city would regret the departure of Dr. Mackay-Smith when he goes to as sume the duties of bishop coadjutor of the Pennsylvania diocese. He said the Chris tian people of Washington felt that Dr. Mackay-Smith belonged to all and did not consider him in the narrow light of de nomiriationalism. Extends Congratulations. Dr. Mackay-Smith spoke briefly of his pleasure in meeting with the Baptist people and congratulated them for their years of succcssful labor. He said he enjoyed the interdenominational meetings and was glad t > see the increased friendliness between churches of different doctrines. He paid tribute to the founders of the Baptist faith in Washington an1 said their worlt showed them to be men of great determination. In speaking of the Baptist fathers he said he did not want to forget the Baptist mothers, who held up the hands of the men, and knew their weaknesses?but who never mentioned them. Another work upon which he commended the Baptist people he re ferred to as the labors among the colored people, and the good accomplished in that work. He believed that In the great day of reckoning perhaps the brightest star in the diadem of the Baptist Church would be due to the good It had done for the colored race. The centennial hymn was sung, after which Dr. S. H. Greene of Calvarv Baptist Church pronotinced the benediction. After the meeting in the auditorium the ladies of the First Church held an informal reception in the Sunday school room. Light refreshments were served and a most enjoyable time was spent in social con verse. the older people present recounting incidents of the past. On the walls In the reception room were hunp large portraits of former pastors of the church, among thorn being those of Rev. Brown. D.D., pastor from 1S07 to 1, ? Rev. Stephen P. Hill. D.D., pastor from lv>0 to tsco; Rev. Isaac Cole co-pas tor from 1*59 to 18C0; Rev. George W. Samson, D.D., pastor from 1800 to 1863; G' D.D., pastor from 1803 to lSrtO. an.l Rev. J. H. Cuthbert, D.D., pas tor from 1M!9 to 1SS7. The hour was late when the last of the guests departed. Burnett's Vanilla Extract Is the fixed standard of excellence. It has outlived criti cism. It is the finest and purest vanilla ex tract that can be bought.?Advt. Brookland Wants Better Streets. The Brookland Citizens' Association, at a meeting last evening, directed the 'sec retary to call the attention of the District Commissioners to the deplorable condition of some of the strejts in that suburb. A hearty indorsement was also given to the views expressed by Commissioner Ross in regard to the bill pending before Congress relative to a universal transfer system and other Improvements in the existing street car service throughout the District C ommissloner Ross is in favor of som? Im mediate remedy for the most pronoun~?d of the deficiencies. A committee of idne was appointed by the chair to put in opera tion a plan for increasing the membership of the association before the annual meet ing next month. It was also announced that the election of officers would take place then. $1.25 to Baltimore and Return via B. & O R. R Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and !?, valid returning until following Mon day Inclusive. Good on all trains except Royal Limited.?Advt. Will Address Sunday School Workers. 1 he Sunday School Association of the District of Columbia announces that Mr. Marlon Lawrance, the general secretary of the International committee, will be in Washington on the evening of Monday, March 10, and will address a mass meeting of Sunday school workers at Mount Ver non Place Methodist Episcopal Church South, corner of f>th street and Massachu setts avenue. The topic of the address will be "The Cardinal Points of the Sunday School." There will be special music and other pleasing features besides Mr. Law rancfc's address. The meeting will be at 7:30 o'clock, and will be open to the public The committee in charge consists of Messrs John S. Barker. J. H. Llchliter, John E Dawson, E. I. Booraem, R. E. Harvey. $47.50 to California And $7.00 for berth, without change. Per sonally conducted, three times per week year round. A. J. Poston. General Agent 511 Pa. ave. n.w., 'phone East 728.?Advt. Cabman Acquitted. Policeman F. B. Owens was the chief wit ness in the Police Court this morning against Charles Durfy, a cab driver, whom he charged with obstructing the street with his vehicle, near the corner of 18th and M streets northwest last night. During the hearing It was developed that Durfy pre ferred charges against the officer last week Policeman Owens testified that Durfy stood alongside of another cab some min utes last night on 18th street, and it was with much difficulty that teams could pass Durfy and several witnesses testified that he drove to the carriageway leading into the yard of the Herdic Cab Company, and rinding tn^rc w&s no room h6 drove away Judge Scott thought the case had not been made out. and discharged Durfy. Norfolk & Washington Steamboat Co.'s Steamers-for old Point Comfort, Newnort News and Norfolk, every day in the veir trom fnot 7th St., at 0:30 p.m. Superb steam ers, excellent service. Steam heat and elec tric lights throughout. Large, airy bed rooms: euislne the best the market** nf Washington and Norfolk afford. Tickets and ,rf8erve<J at general ticket office Bond bldg. Ht.i & N. Y. ave., and at wharf See schedule, page 25.?Advt. Lafayette Post Entertained. The ladies of Lafayette Relief Corps, No. 10, at a recess of their regular meeting Wednesday evening entertained the mem bers of Lafayette Post, No. 20, G. A. R. A most enjoyable evening was passed. There were short speeches from the com mander and others and music, and later refreshments were served. The depart ment patriotic instructor, Mrs. Keeller of Thomas Corps, and several members from other corps were present. WAGE EARNERS' CLUB. The Members Entertained at Dinner Thursday Night. The complimentary supper given Thurs day night at the La Fetra Hotel to the members and workers of the Young Wage Earners' Club of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union by Mrs. S. D. La Fetra was one of the most successful affairs In the history of the organization. The club is composed of young boys who are em ployed as messengers, bundle wrappers, elevator boys, etc., and their merriment was allowed to flow unrestrained from 8 till 10 o'clock.. That the boys fully realized the opportunities of the occasion was easily apparent. More than forty boys marched from their quarters at the Woman's Christian Tem perance Union building, with the American flag, borne by Joseph Gates, unfurled In front of the line. On being received at the hotel by the hostess they formed a hollow square in the dining room, where the motto of the club, "Dare to Do Right," was re peated with Its Interpretation. The colors were honored with the military salute and the declaration "We give our heads, our hands and our hearts to God and our coun try." The "Old Glory" song, with whistling chorus, was rendered with a vim that left no doubt as to the patriotism In the hearts of the boys. When all had been seated at the tables they united in singing the doxology, after which the young soldiers moved an assault on the good things prepared to appease the youthful appetites, and from that time on they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The national colors draped the walls and hung from the chandeliers and every table was lighted with wax tapers under scarlet-col ored shades. Lady guests of the hotel as sisted In serving the refreshments, which were varied and abundant, and when the dainty, tinted ices in their beautiful forms of flowers and birds, animals, fish and fruits were placed before the boys their de light reached a climax. Interesting incidents during the repast were the offers of the boys to "tip" the young ladles who served the refreshments. When the speechmaking began Mr. F. M. Bradley acted as chairman, and after re ferring to Mrs. La Fetra as one always en gaged In good works and acts of helpful ness to others called on Joseph Griffith, the young president of the club, who addressed her in a brief speech of thanks and good wishes. Mrs. La Fetra responded in a cor dial greeting. Miss Ethel Gallagher was called on for a recitation, which resulted in two enthusi astic encores. Mrs. Clinton Smith, presi dent of the Woman's Christian Temper ance Union, spoke for that organization, and Mrs. M. D. Elliss represented the Na tional Woman's Christian Temperance Union. H. B. Homer and Charles Mans field represented the Young Wage Earners' Club in short speeches, and Mrs. Nellie H. Bradley, the superintendent, spoke briefly. Howard Stewart, secretary of the club, gave two recitations and the club sang several songs. The banquet closed at 10 o'clock with the song "America." The special guests were Mrs. Clinton Smith, Mrs. M. D. Ellis. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley and her associate superintendents, Mrs. Mabel Sterns, Mrs. M. G. Copeland, Mrs. Robert Adams and Miss Mary Robey. Mr. E. S. La Fetra gave a cordial wel come to the club and its friends, and was greeted by the boys with shouts of "He's all right!" AMENDED RAILWAY BILL. Northwest Suburban Association Ap proves the Measure. The Citizens' Northwest Suburban Asso claton held its regular monthly meeting last evening at Masonic Hall, Tenleytown. Tha street railroad bill, as amended by the joint committees of the various citi zens' associations of the District, was brought lip for discussion. The bill. In its altered shape, was approved, a draft of which will be presented to the Commission ers at a publio hearing to be held next Tuesday morning. A resolution was introduced by Mr. L. P. Shoemaker for the organization of a na tional society to further the interests of the city and that the president be the dele gate of the association In the proposed or ganization. The resolution was unanimous ly passed. The question of improving the county roads was considered, and some vigorous remarks made on the subject. A motion was Introduced by Dr. J. W. Chappell, which was passed, providing for the ap pointment of a special committee to act in connection with similar committees from other associations, to investigate the ex penditure of money for the improvement and repairs of the roads. CLOSING OF NIGHT SCHOOLS. The Program to Be Observed Monday Evening Next. An interesting program will be given Monday evening next, at the Central High School, In connection with the closing of the night schools of the District. Mr. Felix Mahoney and Mr. Will E. Chandlee of the Evening Star art department will amuse and instruct with original drawings; Mrs. Bentley, director of music in the pub lic libraries, and her class, will pleaslsgly entertain; Miss Lydia Tompkins will recite; Moore and Hicks will sing, and probably Mr. Tracey's high school orchestra will furnish instrumental music. MR. HEURICH ACQUITTED. Jury Finds He Did Not Violate Anti Smoke Law. The jury in the case of Christian Heurich, who was placed on trial In the Police Court yesterday afternoon for an alleged viola tion of the anti-smoke law at the Heurich brewery, returned a verdict of not guilty. Mr. Leon Tobrincr, counsel for defense, contended that the building was occupied by a corporation, but Mr. Heurich was charged as an individual occupant. Moore & Hill (Inc.), Real Estate Brok ers. 717 14th street, offer for Bale the most desirable homes on the market at lowest prices. Bargains in homes. Investments and business properties. "We rent houses."? Advertisement. Entertained at O Street Armory. The friends of officers and enlisted men of Company A, 1st Separate Battalion, were entertained last Thursday evening at the armory, 708 O street, about two hundred guests being present. An orchestra, under the leadership of Professor Hamilton, ren dered musical selections and a repast was served. Dancing was continued until an early hour Friday morning. Among the Invited guests present were Major and Mrs. Arthur Brooks, Judge Ter rell, Lieuts. J. E. Walker, F. J. Cardoza, Philip B. Brooks, W. B. Evans, R. B. Cov ington, C. H. Davis and W. H. Malvin and wife; Dr. and Mrs. W. K. Scott, Law rence Bradley, Miss Lenore Randolph,Wm. Thomas Lovette, Miss Louise Prater, Cap tain E. L. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harris, Theodore Carroll, Miss Carrington, Dr. Albert Ridgely, Dr. Wm. Lofton, Wm. A. Wells, Miss Helen Bell, Walter Walker, Miss Geneva Walker, Harry A. Smith, Miss Hattie Ross. George Vawter, Wm. Lee, Miss Annie Vawter, J. E. Slaughter, Flor ence Ricks, Sergeant Clements, Miss Olive Clements, Henry Rldely, Miss Effie Starkn, Thomas Johnson, Miss Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Carter, Henry Gordon, Miss Florence Chap man, Miss Mattle Wooden, the Misses Gor don, Randolph Dabney, Miss Hattie Scott and Parker White. 91.25 To Baltimore and Return $1.25 Via Pennsylvania railroad. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, limit ed to return until Monday, March 10.?Advt. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick last evening elected the following officers: President, Mr. D. I. Murphy; vice presi dent, Mr. N. H. Shea; secretary, Mr. Will iam H. De Lacy; treasurer. Dr. John F. Moran; chaplain, Rev. D. J. Stafford, D. D. Arrangements were completed for the annual banquet on St. Patrick's day at Rauscher's, and it is promised that it will even eclipse the affair of a year ago. Many new features are to be introduced and speakers of national repute will respond to | the several toasts. ON THE BIFEE FBONT OPERATIONS TO BE<HN SOON AT FISH HATCHING STATION. Superintendent Having Tanks and Ap paratus Put in Order?Along the Wharves. The United States fish hatching station at Bryan's Point, Md., is soon to begin op erations, and Capt. W. I,. Herron, the su perintendent of the station, has a force of hands at work there putting the tanks and apparatus in order for the hatching of the fish eggs. A large quantity of the para phernalia to be used at the station was taken to Bryan's Point Friday on the steamer Estelle Randall. As soon as the shad and herring arrive in the river and the hauling of seine begins the shad eggs will be purchased from the fishermen in the neighborhood of the station, and will be hatched there, and the young fish will be shipped to all parts of the country to stock streams. The fishing shore at Chap man's Point will be operated by the fish commission this season. There was an ample supply of fish of all kinds, both from the Potomac nets and from those about Norfolk and Virginia Beach, to meet all demands this morning, and prices are about the same as yestecday. Bunch fish and shad are in demand. To day prices are as follows: For black bass, 8c. to 12V&C. per pound; salmon trout, 8c. to 0c. per pound; pan rock. 10c. to 12c. per pound; boiling rock, 12'ic. to 15c. per pound; white perch, 5c. to 8c. per pound; jumping mullets, 3c. to 4c. per pound; carp, 8c. to 5c. per pound; hickory jacks, 5c. to 15c. each; river mullets, 15c. to 20c. per bunch: white catfish, 25c. to 35c. per bunch; black catfish, 8c. to 15c. per bunch; yellow perch, 8c. to 30a per bunch; roe shad, 60c. to 80c. each; buck shad. 30c. to 40c. each, and herring, $3 per hundred. About a thousand bushels of oysters have been received at the oyster wharf, in four vessels, since Friday morning, from points on the lower Potomac and on the eastern shore of Virginia. The demand) today is excellent, and prioes are about the same as yesterday, the small oysters selling from 50 to 53c. per busheJ and the larger ones at <10 to 75c. per bushel. The recent ar rivals are the Wm. Turner, Ruth and Ella, Geo. H. Lowry and Waunita. The sloop Fannie Shepherd has sailed from Alexandria with a cargo of flour for a river point. The schooner Dorchester, which was ashore on the flats abreast of Fort Foote. was yesterday lightened of her deck load of shingles by the schooner Edith Verrill, and was pulled1 into deep water by the tug Ca milla. Both boats were brought to this city last night by the Camilla, and are now at the wharf of Johnson & Wimsatt unloading. The Dorchester was net in jured by running ashore. The ice beak of the steanner Estelle Ran dall was yesterday evening removed in the dock adjoining her wharf at the foot of 7th street. Messrs. Sheaffer & Stuart this morning received eighteen shad and 242 herring from Old Point, the first'Virginia shad and her ling1 received this season. It is now only a, question of a few day? before they will be caught in the Potomac. General Port News. The newly built cost survey steamer Bache has arrived at Norfolk en route to Baltimore from Shooter's Island where she was built. The Bache wHl shortly go to Key West to take up survey work there. The officers of the Bache are P. A. Welker, captain; C. L. Green, executive officer; H. S. Smith, C..jL. Roeth and Gresham Brad ford, watch officer; J. E. Shepherd, sur geon, and M. T. Hannery, chief engineer. A large barge Is expected to arrive for the Keystone Plaster Company this even ing, having aboard about 4UO tons of plas ter from Philadelphia. Several large flocks of ducks were seen on the river between this city and Alexandria Friday evening. One flock had several hundred shuffler ducks in it. Mr. Edward Whyte is building two four teen-foot bateaus at his boat house, foot of 7th street, for Mr. Thos. Wallace of this city. One of the boats is about completed and the other will be ready to put over board in about ten days. The fishing and hunting ark of Mr. Harry Humphries is at Townshtnd's boat house at the lower end of 7th street for an over hauling. The decks of the ark are to be extended about five feet at each end, mak ing it much more roomy and comfortable for use in summer. A number of vessels took advantage of the favorable breezes to sail yesterday. Among them were the Grace G. Bennett, bound for North Carolina, and the Eliza Ballard, Etta, E. P. Evans, Martin Wag ner, Irene and Fair American, to river points for oysters, lumber and cord wood. The tug Spray came into port yesterday evening with two scows laden with broken stone from Occoquan in tow. A three-masted schooner, the Stone, is reported in the river, bound to this port with a cargo of lumber. The schooner Alethea, having completed the discharging of a cargo of pine lumber, has gone to T. W. Riley's wharf to load fertilizer. The tug Eugenia of the Columbia Sand Dredging Company is again in service af ter having been overhauled. Mr. W. H. Callahan, general passenger agent of the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Company, has returned from a trip to New Haven. Mr. Maurice Hughes of the police boat Vigilant, who has been quite ill at Provi dence Hospital for the past week, is recov ering and will be able to return to duty in a few days. Mr. Edward Hardwick has been placed in charge of the wharf of the River View excursion line at the foot of 7th street. Capt. E. S. Randall, who is in Florida, has gone up the St. John's river to Inspect the steamboat methods there. Mr. Henry Thornfordt of this city is hav ing his sloop, the Dauntless, overhauled and put in order for a hunting and fishing trip of several weeks. The James river will be first visited and from there the trip will be extended to the North Carolina sounds for the spring hunting. Branch Office, 14th and Welling Place. Advertisements are received at The Star's branch office, Epply's pharmacy, cotner 14th street and Welling place, at regular rates. No charge for messenger. To Be Brought Here for Trial. Detective Boyd went to Baltimore this morning with a warrant to get L. B. Hillis, who is under arrest there. Hillis will have to answer a charge of false pretenses pre ferred against him In this city. He was known here as Hillis, and was employed as salesman for a ncrreltjr firm; He had a business transaction with Mr. M. L. Greg ory of Bright wood, and it is charged he gave the latter a worthless check for $18, which was accepted. Washington Boy Appointed. Mr. Clarence R. JeffertB, class of 1895, Business High School* who for the past six years has been an assistant bookkeeper in the furniture establishment ot House & Herrmann of this cltj* has been appointed financial clerk of the Ihdian Training School at Mescalero, .NeWMexico. He will leave for his new P*st ^ duty Monday, March 10, and will Ufce sMthhlm the best wishes of his many CHends in this city. Hiss Dunn's Exhibit of Paintings. Miss Henrietta W. Dunn of Boston will give an exhibition of her figure and flower paintings at the New Wlllard next Tues day, from 10 a.m~ to 10 p.m. A number.of Miss Dunn's works were recently exhibited at the rooms of the American Association of United Arts In New York, where they were greatly admired. Miss Dunn is the oungest member of the association, but er pictures have met with a hearty recep tion and ready sale in the northern cities. She is gifted with a most attractive style, and her paintings of "frivolous women" are sure to be greatly admired In Washington. Benefit -of the Poor. The following subscriptions for the bene fit of the poor have been received at the office of The Evening Star: C. G. R $1.00 L. R. S 1.00 42.00 BOARD MEETING. Work of Associations in Aid of thfl Blind. The regular monthly meeting: of the board of directors of the Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia was held at 915 E street northwest. Reports were submitted from the seven different commit tees. The board acted favorably upon the recommendation o! the admission commi .? tee to admit a new member into the home. By unanimous consent Mr. Percival Brown was chosen to act as attorney for the association. One of the members who 6pent the winter Mexico has consented, at the request of tne board, to give a talk regarding some ot her experiences while there. .u?Hiary ^T?" ~ Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia held its second business meeting Wednesday evening' at the home of Mrs. Joseph R. Kose, 1364 Kenyon street. This auxiliary is composed of twenty-four members, and uiey are arranging for a tea to De given in the near future. The officers are: President. Mrs. Joseph R. Rose; vice president. Miss Elizabeth V. Brown; treas ?r.er' ^rs" George H. Brown; secretary, Miss Ella Given. The matron, Mrs. E. C. Gittings, reported the health of the Inmates as good. In ad dition to the readings held daily in the home, Lieut. SafTord entertained with h'a . an^ a talk on Samoa and the Island of Guam. Professor Holmes* mandolin quartet also gave a very enjoyable enter tainment. MARKET CONDITIONS. Fish From Potomac Waters on Sale? Price of Eggs Thefe was a larger attendance of country people at the Center market this morning than has been the case for several weeks. Farmers have been compelled to- remain at home on account of the weather and the bad condition of the roads. There is a large representation of fish from the Potomac river in market this week. Potomac shad are expected to bo on sale next week. The supplies from the Potomao today consist of perch, rock, bass Oi small-mouth kind. The supply of shad comes from the Carolina waters. The mar ket is not overstocked, but the demand dees not exceed the supply. The profits of V f 53 Raid- are very slight, diers & made by the flrst han* Eggs, which have been selling at top-notch prices, are slightly lower than they have been for several weeks. Fresh countrv dozenWtre 8ellin& tod&y at 28 per P?"'try 'a not at all plentiful and sells for from IS to 22 cents per pound. Strawberries were rated as low as 25 cents per box. applies for receiver. Shareholder in Engraving Company Appeals to Court. Howard J. Koken, a stockholder of the National Engraving Company, yesterday filed in the Supreme Court of the District a suit asking for the appointment of a re cei\ er to take charge of the assets of the company in the District. The petitioner alleges that the company is not paying ex an<J that the best interests of the stockholders would be subserved by the appointment of a receiver. Justice Hag ner, to whom the petition was presented, appointed Richard A. Ford receiver It is understood that similar action has been taken in Alexandria, as the company is a Virginia corporation. Lectures Before Law Students. A lecture on "The Jurisdiction and Admin istration of the Civil Service Commission" was delivered yesterday afternoon before the school of comparative Jurisprudence and diplomacy of the Columbian Universi ty by John R. Procter, civil service com missioner. Mr. Frank L. Campbell, assistant secre tary of the interior, delivered a lecture last evening before the students of the National I niversity law school on the legal prac tice before the executive departments of the government. Suit for Maintenance. Caroline E. Dumont has filed a petition for maintenance against Henry A. Dumont In the District Supreme Court. The couple married May 3, 181)9, and have one child. T he petitioner charges that although fully able to support his family, the de fendant has neglected to do so. She asks the court to grant her suitable alimony for herself and child. B. H. Loucks is com plainant's attorney. CITY ITEMS. Appreciated in the Homes. National Capital Brewing Co.'s "Muen chener ' and "Diamond" are becoming the table beers of the city. They are used in more homes every day. 2 doz.,$1.25,delivered. "Folks Upset by a Carpet." Pastor E. Hez Swem explains Sonday night 7-45 o'clock, Marph 9. Free pews. See Baptist Church Notices. Lipton's Teas, at Donnelly's, In airtight tin canisters. 14th & I st. It Benjamin Wallace, colored, twenty-eight years old, had a fit on the street near New Hampshire avenue and M street about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was given treatment at the Emergency Hospital. Large Cans Extra Peaches, 15c. Extra Sifted Peas, 11c.; 3 cans Orange Blossom (Maine) Corn, 25c.; 3 lbs. Largest Prunes, 25c.; Currants. 7l/ic.; Salmon, 7^c ; Preserves, 7^0. 948 Da. ave. and J. T. D. Pyles' other stores. mh7-2t 25c. E. & W. Collars, 16c. C. Auerbach, 7 & H. 15c. Linen CollarR, 4c.; 7 for 25c. $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 Sweaters, 98c. mh7-f,s,tu,tf The child of Lizzie Dueson. colored, five days old, died suddenly about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the mother's home in Hillsdale. Coroner Nevitt was notified and gave a certificate of death from nat ural causes. Hot Tamales and Chili At the Ranch, No. 507 F st. n.w. Open till midnight. Come 'round. mh6,th&s.tf Reliable Sewing Machine Repairing at the Domestic Office, 7 & H. Renting, 10c a Day. C. Auerbach. 'Phone E. 722. felo-tf A complexion of satin texture, clearness and beauty follows use of Satin-Skin Cream and Satin-Skin Powder. 25c. at Palais Rcyal. Sewing Machines at Factory Prices. All Standard Makes. At Domestic Office. 7&H fe28-tf ItyMANITOU GINGER CHAMPAGNE. t<nilVTI37-A 99 $1 8-Year=Oid Whiskey, Qt. FIN HZ A I* the most popular dollar whis key we handle Guaranteed 8 years old and absolutely' pure. Pine for home um It's too good to be classed with the usual rys sold at tills price. ONLY $1 QUART CH AS. KRAET1ER,' 738 7th St. Phone East 835. lPb8-s, t. th-20 "Acme Tailoring is Right.' 8 button Oou ble=breasted) Sack Su5t04?er$15. ?We ve mastered the knack of properly de signing and making the new 2-button Dou ble-breasted Sack Cost. Has ~ the long roll collar. A suit to order of elegant cassimeres or worsteds for.. 2-button :$1 LENA WISER'S MURDER LOCAL AUTHORITIES TRYING TO SOLVE MYSTERY. Missing for Two Months, "Woman Was Found With Bullet Hole in Her Head. The local authorities are Interested In the outcome of an Investigation that la going on near Markham, Fauquier county, Va., concerning the brutal murder of Miss Lena Wiser. That she was criminally as saulted before she was beaten and shot to death seems certain. From the condi tion of the body it is quite evident that s-he was murdered more than two months ago. Miss Wiser's home was at Salone, Fau quier county. She started from there dur ing Christmas week to visit friends named Jarman, who live near Markham. She never reached the house of her friends. Nothing has been ascertained here to show what, if any, search was made for the young woman. Several days ago Miss Wiser's body was found In a secluded spot in the woods by a gunner. Beneath the left ear there was a bullet wound and her head showed evi dences of having been pounded with a blunt Instrument. That the woman was a victim of foul play the coroner's Jury had no difficulty In determining. The ju rors united in their verdict that sha was murdered by some person or persons un known to them. It is reported that the body was about to be buried without a coffin when residents of the county came forward and contributed money enough to give it a decent burial. Pursuing the Investigation. It Is believed that the crime was com mitted near the spot where the body was found, although It may have been taken there from some other place. The body was In the woods during all the severe weather, but, although badly disfigured, John and James Jarman, at whose house she was going to visit, were able to Iden tify It. States Attorney Jeffries went from War renton to Markham yesteriay and made an investigation of the affair. It Is his In tention to have the county officers pursue the Investigation and bring the guilty par ties to justice. The crime Is the most atrocious affair of its kind that has been committed In Fauquier county for a num ber of years rfnd the county authorities are anxious to solve the mystery. Machinists at a Smoker. The second smoker of Columbia Lodge, International Association of Machinists, occurred Wednesday last, and was enjoyed by several hundred members. After ordi nary business had been disposed of those present were entertained by a musical pro gram. Mr. Ed Hillier acted as master of ceremonies. The musical numbers were as follows: Selection, Navy Yard Mandolin and Guitar Club; quartet, Knickerbocker Glee Club; song, Harry Hamlein; lightning fcketch ar tist, Prof. Hudlow; piano solo, Mr. Flood; song, Mr. Sullivan; song, Sam Hooper; song, Gaston Orange. Easter Is Orally Three Weeks Off. HOSE who desire a high-class, fashionable Suit in time for Easter should leave their or der NOW. Notwithstanding- a large in ^ crease in our force it will be difficult to finish clothes "on time" unless orders are left earl}\ Every day finds us busier than the day before, which demonstrates the worthful ness of our? Sprling' gaits Hade to Order For $2!L Young gentlemen, vou only have to see the QUALITY OF THE WOOLENS?the great variety of patterns?and the manner in which we are making them up to convince vou that we are turning out STRICTLY HIGH-CLASS garments for $25 per suit. Very truly yours, GL Warfield Sampson, Merchant Tailor, 11208 F Street. it j Special? Greeft Turtle Meat?per tin, soc. Barataria Shrimp?i?er tin, 15 and 2se. Fresh Crab Meat?per tin, 20 ami 35e. Deviled Crabs (shells free) per tin,20&35e. Duncansby Head Bloaters?pr. dx.,50c. Clam Extract?(Bailey's) ?per pint tin, 25o. Luncheon Clams (Balley's)-per tin, 25c. Silv. Findon Haddock (Im.)pr. tin, 25c. Elphonzo Youngs Company, 428 Ninth Street. .25 QUART. Pure Rye Whiskey. I ? ? 12 years old. and has all the good qual- ? ? ? ? itles that only age can give to a whiskey. ? ? ? ? Sample quart bottle. $1.25, delivered at ? ? ? ? your residence. ? ? Chris Quality House. mL5-24d XANOER, 909 7th 5t.f 'Phone K. 863. ACCIDENTALLY KILLED. David E. Watson Me?ta Death in Mo? nesson, W. Va. David E. Watson, for many years a resl? d*nt of tills city and a member of Cnn* pany D, 1st District of Columbia Yolun* teera during the war with Spain, wax killed yesterday at Monesson. \V. Va. The bodfl la being: brought to this city and will be in terred at Arlington Monday. Mr. Watsoft was a son of the late M. A. Watson of tha pension bureau. Monesson is a small town about thirty miles south of Pittsburg. Mr. Watson was engaged there as a constructing engineer in the employ of a railroad, and it is sup posed he was killed in an accident occa sioned by a dense fog which prevailed in that district. He was about thirty-five years old, a native of Washington anil a graduate of the local public schools. I Mir ing the war with Spain he distinguished himsHf by unfailing obedience to orders and pronounced loyalty. The Interment iS to be private. Loss of AppetSte IS LOSS OF VITALITY, VIGOR. TONR. That stands to reason. It is common in the Spring, when the blood, which needs cleansing", fails to give the organs the stimulus necessary for the proper perform-* ance of their functions. Hood's Sarsaparfilla cleanses the blood, restores appetite, gives vitality, vigor, tone?this is one of the reasons why it's called the Greatest Spring Medicine. Take it. "As a strength builder and appetite crratot Hood's Ssrsaparllla has no equal " MRS. L. B. WOODAKD, 28.1 Halloa Street, Woonsocket. U. T, "I wns all run down, had no appetite, and could not sleep. After taking one Ixittlu of ll<N>d?x Sarsfl parllla I felt better and could eat anything X wished." MUS. AMANDA FENNEIt, Oii.ru, Conn. HOOD'S 8ARSAPARILLA PROMISES TO CURB AND KEEPS THE PROMISE. FOREIGN POSTAL SERVICE. WASHINGTON. D. C., POST OFFICE NOTK'K, Should be read dally, as changes may occur at "SWlESlX MAILS are forwarded to tho port* ol sntlimr dully, and the schedule of closings is ar raiiK-d the presumption of their uninterrupted overland transit1. For the week ending March,15. 1(mi2, the last connect inn clones will l>? made f ri ni the MAIN OFFICE as follows: TRANSATLANTIC MAILS. MONDAY?(b> At 7:IS P.M. for AZORES IS* LANDS. per s.s. Tartar Prince, froni New York. Mail for HHLY must t>e directed Per ss- ij* tir Prince.'' (C) At 11:25 P.M. for AZORES, IB. LANDS per s.s. Archiuiede, from New \ork. - ? for ITALY must be directed "l'ers.s. Arcbi.uede if ,,.a P W for EUROPE, per s.s. ?Deulseh? land, from New' York, via Plymouth, Cherbourg "ti V*DAY-(b> At T:15 P.M. for BP ROPE, pet ,s St Paul, from New York, via S>)uthunipt<?. Hi ?te71.?oi?r # si: Majestic! from New York, via Queeustown. (c> A* TpM ^ H EI A. I I'M direct, per s.s. A ader lard, from New York. Mall must be directed FeS '? \vpnNF'SDaV?(e) At 9:15 P.M. for FRANCH, qu'itvPRI AND ITALY. SPAIN, PORI lOAli, TIRKEY RIYIT, (.REECH, BRITISH INDIA end LORENZO MARQUEZ, i>er L'A<iultalro, frmn NewYork, ?ia Havre. MaU for other parti of EUROPE must l>e directed "Per s.s. L Atiui ^FRiDAY?<b) At 7:15 P.M. for EUROPE, per S S, I iii??.nia from New York, via Queenstown. (c) At U?15Til fw ITALY direct. p,r e ? Now York. Mall must be d^"riiK|M \M & Lahn." (c> At 11 25 P.M. for M31IIMtLAMrtf direct. per s.s. Staatendam. fn>m New Wk. must lie directed "Per s.s. Staatendam. (e> At 11-25 I'M for SCOTLAND direct, per s.s. An cboda, from New York. Mall must be directed ?PRINTED 'MATT".R, ETC.-Thls steamer takes printed matter, commercial papers and sample* for OFRMXN'Y only. The sain? class of mall mo iterfor other parts of EUROPE will not be sent t.\ - -hip. unless specially d^ted by her. MAILS FOR SOU ill AND CENTRAL AMUUU, MAI WHST INDIES, ETC, MONDAY?(h) At A for the B-^jJ ? i tc Ttpr steamer from Miami, i ia. 1 J _ P.M.'for HIIAZIL, por 8.8. Oastlllian Prinze, fn?n? v'pJ York via Pernambuo and Rio Janeiro. foV NORTHERN BRAZIL MtOENTINE l-H^ GUAY and PARAGUAY niust b*dlr?cUd ! npvl Castillian Prince." A*iV ni a'? in.1 S?JL%Il TRAI. AMERICA (except Costa Rlcs) and NJLTIJ York^vla ^SP'Man'^'oCATEttAIA b* per s.s. Grenada, from New York. ?? TUESDAY?(k) At 12:00 M. for JA^TOA, pet SSg'v&Sn? ^WEDNttJDAY-('rAt 10:30^na^Vfit b.r'ES.WA, TAN tier s.s. Havana, from New York. Man ror b.b. Trinidad, from New York..(e) At 11 25 LM. for the BAHAMAS and the PROHNtfc Ol TIAGO, CUBA, per s.s. Seguranca, from N?# *mi"ITij?n?T icv At 11-25 P.M. for MEXICO* V'.rt. vl. T.U.UO. ^un^v^c^Arn'^1 woo. ?iLr-& ?r h s MuneaHk> from New York Mall for SA JSLSFW u* p'm, V[%ksikiTsmhZf rrutsahd dJVh FRBNOH GUIANA. l>er s s Ron v^rir via Demerara Mail for OIIt^aua auu TRINIDAD must be directed "Per ^71 5*4 i,.i \. Vl ;25 P.M. for FORTUNE ISLAND. JA \t vii"* \ S \VANILLA. CARTAGENA anil (?RE^T TOWN ' per s s Alene. from New York. Mail for COSTA* RlOA must l?e directed "lor s.s Alene. (c> At 11:25 I' M. for INAGI.A and HAIII. P P R4 la Pb-ma, from New \ork. (C) At 1J-?-?* ' ? ? * for liltAZlL, per s.s. K?B*erns^ Mail fo? Nt)RTIIE11NPIIRAZIL* must be directed "Per s.s. ESl"RDAY-(f) At lO^ A M for the BAHAf MAS. i?er Bteamer irn.m M'arnl 11a. ^ Nort!k jsgr n-W1 A M The connect i nV 'closes are made oa .1 |'?inva Wednes<lays and Saturdays. (<1> (h? V?Hq Vo~ MIOUELON, l>y nil to Boston and th^" vU steamer clo^ here dally. "cept Sun. days, at 12:00 M., and on Sundays at 11.30 Ac!:BA MA IIS close her. *1* TamiM,. FU.. SfX SrtT SSJSf?SMAtf* MEXICO nvrlfiii'l. utile.. cM,. "ur.r?.:ir%. na via stcanier, close bere dally at Vi:3? 10:Ht P.M.. the connecting closes for whl?h Ixlnj 0nMalUd"fr"cOOTA RICA, by rail to Now Orleans and tlienee via steamer, close here dally at ll?..l? A M and 10:00 P.M.. the connecting closes for which being ^MAILS. Malls for TAHITI and MARQUESAS ISLANDfl. _in si??n Kranrisct>. elo?e here dally at P.M. up to March 12. Inclusive, for dispatch i>er s.s. AMalls'Vor?AUSTRAIJA (except West Australia. SSSmS. tSJZ r'? K SS Ji u M.ret 16. Inclu.lv., tot dl.?ieli i?er .-.j^merie. v.ntvmTer, eloleheiv d.Jj- ?< ?:?r. M, "JJC elusive, for dlspatcH i>er s.s. Vancou must l?e erected Tl? Franclseo, close here ^cSiHnI jVPAN HAWAII and JPIIIL Mails for ('HI- ? ^ Franclsc". close hero iP ;iX? ? ' M ui to March 2-?. Inclusive, for daily at o.Jo * ?31 ? ? f r?pk?Ilff <0> dlsvistch per ss^ty of I ekh^g. West Mn,U? f?uM h^ via Kim^ and New ZeaUnd. wiliU are. (llsnat< hed Tla San Francisco) n!T,i Vl.II ISLANDS, via Vancouver, cbjse hers 5?nv at 6-30 P M. after March lfi and up to Aul?h 20, inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Aons ^ivi^ls for COCHIN CHINA are dispatched to New York for connection with Boropean ?PHILIPI'INB ISLANDS (military nialji. ?Rs patched tr. San Francisco at all closes for that of SJe. to connect with government transports, ths shllincs of which ate Irrijrulsr. ,v niP_ REGISTERED MAII/8 Close at the- MAIN OF FICE as follows: (b? At 1|00 P.M. (c) at R:00 P.M. same day; (d) st 5:001 A.M. sa h j?vS. ^ "sir "