Academy?"Lost in the Desert."
Chase's?Performing seals and polite
Empire?Empire Gaiety Company and
Kernan's?Dewey Extravaganza Com
Lafayette?Bellows Stock Company in
"A Midsummer Night's Dream."
National?Henry Miller in "D'Arcy of the
Convention Hall?Masonic fair and expo
?Fur amusements see page 25.
Steamer Washington for Fortress Monroe
and Norfolk at p. m.
Steamer Wakefield for Colonial Beach.
Wirt's wharf and intermediate landings
at 7 a. m.
Trains leave Pennsylvania avenue and
13'3 street for Alexandria and Arlington
every half hour.
Cars leave Aqueduct bridge for Arlington,
Fort Myer and Kails Church.
Seeing Washington observation cars leave
at 10 a.m.. - p.m. and 4 p.m.
Washington and Alexandria ferry steam
ers leave 7th street wharf. See schedule
under "Excursions" as to time.
Thomas J. Owen & Son. aucts.. 9J3 F st.
n.w.?Trustees' sale of lots on E St. bet.
17th and 18th s:s. n.e., on Saturday. April
1!?. at 4 p.m. Henry H. Clapp and John S.
Thomas J. Owen & Son., aucts.. 013 F st.
n. w.?Trustees' sale of No. 222 North Cap
itol St.. on Monday, April 21. at -4::?? p. m.
John W. Glennan and William D. Hoover,
C. G. Sloan A- Co., aucts., 1-107 G St. n.w
?Sale of No. 122t> E st. n. w., on Monday,
April 21. at 4:30 p. m.
Duncanson Bros., aucts.. I>th and D sts. n.
w. Sale of stocks on Monday, April 21, at 1
p. m., at auction rooms.
ladles' and Gentlemen's Suits Dyed,
Blankets and l.ace Curtains Cleaned. An
ton Fischer's, 1)06 G st. n w.
Great Bear Spring Table Water; 4 gallons
for 60c. Office, 704 11th.
Women's suits cleaned with surprising
thoroughness. A.-F. Bornot & Bro.,1103 G st.
MY WEDDING DECORATIONS
Are always favorably criticised. They are
always artistic and ample.
J. R. FREEMAN. 012 13th St. n.w.
Rart old laces cleaned, but made to retain
old appearance. Bornot. 1103 G street.
Lightning rods, electric work; J.H.Kuehling.
PERFECTION IN COFFEES.
Kenny's Java and Mocha. The best that
money can buy. C. D. Kenny Co. 50 Stores.
Teas, Coffees, Sugars.
E.lward Merry of 512 Sth street northwest
forf-lted $5 collateral in the Police Court
today on a charge of assault. James Red
den. 511 G street southeast, alleges that he
was attacked by Merry Wednesday last.
See Wheatley'n ad. under Wanted?Misc.
Improved Method of Hot Water Connec
tions for Gas Ranges. A. Eberly's Sons, 718
Have your old Hats made new at
HOOVER S, 811 H St.
Lightning rods repaired; J. H.Kuehling. 1208
Dnnpler Blue Flame Oil Stove. M. B.
FLYNN, t>51 Penn. ave. s.e.
Mrs. Jost of 801 C street northeast fell
while getting oft a car near her home last
sight. She was but little injured.
f2o.0"0 at ]r)WPSt rate of jnterpst (0 inan on
city real estate In sums to suit; small com
missions: prompt answers.
LIEBERMANN <S: 1IAWN, 1303 F St.
Varicose veins supported by elastic ho
siery; also trusses, abdominal supporters,
orthopedic apparatuses fitted by experts.
Shoulder bracrs, suspensories, rubber goods,
crutches, guaranteed razors, knives, scis
sors. surgical instruments, etc. I.ENZ &
LOSSAl*. formerly Fischer's, 023 7th st.
B.w. Lady attendant.
Plumbing promptly attended to. Best me
chanics. Jno. Moran, 212*5 Pa. ave.. 1140
Conn. ave. "Phone.
CITY AND DISTRICT.
Mr. Hi gginbottom's Recital.
The pianola recital given by Mr. H. Hig
ginbottom last night was attended by an
audience which crowded Knabe Hall and
gave evidence of its approval by strong ap
plause. The planolist was assisted by Mrs.
William I.. Wilson, soprano, whose dra
matic voice was heard to advantage In
Hawiey's "Because I Love You," Nevin's
"Rosary" and a happily sung encore. Per
haps the most noteworthy instrumental
number was Schubert's "Erl King," Mr.
HigKinbottom compelling the theme to sing
above the crashing chords and the all
pervading tremolo'with artistic effect. The
tonal delicacy and the chromatic felicity of
the Instrument were shown In a pizzicati
and waltz from Sylvia. Several aeoltan
numbers were rendered. One of the num
bers on the program was a pianola solo bv
Mr Htgginbottom. with a song accompanl
meni. by Mrs. Wilson. At the conclusion
of t'ne concert there was a cordial Inter
change of greetings between the artists
and th-ir friends.
1.000 Shares Oil Stock Donated to Ma
sonic Fair by the Globe Oil Company. Fair
News, page s, contains daily notice" of the
above gift, made through its agent J Vin
son WiKgins. Rooms 518-519, Bond Build
ing. Now bf-Ing raffled at 10 cents a chance.
Alleged Murderous Assault.
Sandy Washington, colored, forty years
old. staggered into the second precinct po
lice station about ? o'clock last evening
with blood flowing freely from a wound
over his eye. He claimed that Joseph,
alias Pat. Johnson, colored, had struck
him with a hatchet a few minutes before
at 42?? O street ally. Washington was hur
ried to the Homeopathic Hospital, where
the phys'cians found that his skull had
Precinct Detective Evans later arrested
Johnson on a charge of assault with dan
gerous weapon. H< will have a hearing in
the Police Court wheal Washington recov
$65.25 Round-Trip to California,
With generous stop-over privileges Berth
?7 Dates of sale. April 19-27; limit, June
2.'. A. J. Poston, General Agent, 511 Pa
Goes to Jail With Babe in Arms.
Mary Blue, colored, with an Infant In her
arms, was given a sentence of three months
In Jail by Judge Kimball of the Police
Court this morning Mary was arrested by
Bicycle Policeman Forteney on a charge of
larceny. She Is a washwoman, and it is
alleged she appropriated three skirts, val
ued at $12. belonging to Mrs. Emma Tripp
of 1131 5th street northwest Thursday last
when she went to the house to return the
Mary admitted taking one of the skirts
and declared that she never saw the other
Cottage Building Easy if Lumber,
?1 Work, etc., goes from 6 & N. Y. ave.?
MAJOR PRUDEN DEAD
WAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO
Had Served at the White House for
to Be Monday.
Major Octavius D. Pruden. assistant sec
retary to the President, and a friend and
adviser of many Presidents, all of whom
liked and respectcd him, died at 3:12 o'clock
this morning at Garfield Hospital, where
he was taken about ten days ago. Death
resulted from a complication of troubles,
but the gravest was a heart affection.
Major Pruden had not been in good health
for several years, but declined to go away
for a rest, although advised to do so by
physicians and friends. He remained at
his post at the White House up to aboiv
two weeks ago and performed his duties.
When he was taken sick he was rooming
at the Arlington, but he was at once re
moved to the Garfield Hospital, where every
care and attention was given him until the" |
Mr. Chas. M. Hendley, his brother-in-law,
came on from New York as soon as he re
ceived notice of the death and had the
body removed to his house, 121(! L, street
northwest. Funeral services will be held
at Trinity P. E. Church, corner 3d and C
streets northwest, Monday afternoon at 6
o'clock. Rev. R. P. Williams, the rector,
The genuine sorrow caused by the death
of Major Pruden will be felt outside of
Washington. His years of service at the
White House had made him thousands of
friends away from this city, who remem
bered him with affection and pleasure. His
kindly disposition, conservative manner
ana open-hearted friendship, not only made
him hosts of friends, but endeared him to
those who came in contact with him. At
the White House this morning there was
a feeling of profound sorrow among the
staff of men with whom Major Pruden
worked. There was a test of the man, and
among those who knew him intimately
and were acquainted with his whole life
there is nothing but regret at his death.
"He was a noble, big-hearted fellow, full
of kindness, thoughtful and considerate,"
was the way one of the men spoke of him
this morning, and all the others felt the
same way. In and out of the building
many times a day, passing and repassing
hi3 co-workers and comrades, there was
always the same genial, gentle thoughtful
ness of those around him. If he ever felt
bitterness to another it was never ex
pressed, and when he did not speak good
of a fellow-man he said nothing. This
attitude characterized him in his dealings
outside of the White House. In his family
and in the circle of friends beyond offi
cial life he was found to measure well up
to the full requirements of life.
Major Pruden's confidential work at the
White House for many years naturally
gave to him a retiring disposition during
his official hours that followed him to some
extent in his private life, but it in no way
obscured those characteristics that made
and retained friends for him.
His Long and Active Career.
Major Octavius Longworth Pruden was
born in Dover, N. J., March 211, 1842. From
bcyhood he was a good penman and this
was one reason that led to his selection by
President Hayes, in 1877, as assistant sec
retary in the preparation of nominations,
social programs, data, etc. At the out
break of the civil war Major Pruden en
listed as a private in a New Jersey regi-*
ment. He was later given a commission in
a colored regiment, but did not care to ac
cept it. He was soon after placed in the
judge advocate general's office of the War
Department in a clerical position, serving
there until 1K73, when he was detailed to
the White House as a clerk. President
Hayes, as stated, promoted him and as
signed him regularly to the White House
rolls as executive clerk. He had remained
there ever since. He served four years in
that capacity and twenty-five years as as
sistant secretary, and during all that period
had taken to the Capitol the papers and
messages of the Presidents. His was a
familiar figure In the House and Senate.
Until last December, Major Pruden had al
ways copied the annual messages of the
Presidents for presentation to Congress.
His handwriting was so plain and- perfect
that so long as the custom existed of send
ing the President's message to the Senate
in that form the work was done by Major
Pruden. He copied and arranged the mes
sages after they had been written by the
Much of the social work of the White
House?such as preparing the lists of
guests to important functions, seating them
at tables in the order of precedence, and
such delicate things as this?was done by
Major Pruden. Many a great dinner that
required the most intimate knowledge of
diplomatic etiquette and the precedence of
seating at the table, was arranged by
Major Pruden. The cards at the plates bore
the names in his handwriting. He did this
for the dinner to Prince Henry given by
President Roosevelt, and he did all these
things, like everything else, well. Devo
tion and faithfulness to duty were among
the virtues he possessed.
President McKinley appointed Major Pru
den a paymaster in the regular army, with
the rank of Major, in April of 1001, but be
cause his duties would take him away from
Washington he declined the position and
was reappointed to his old position, which
he had vacated for only a short time.
Major Pruden's wife, who had been Miss
Worrell of this city, died twelve years ago
He is survived by two children. Howard
Pruden, his son, was recently appointed
superintendent of malls in Porto Rico and
his daughter. Mrs. Eva Stratton, is a resi
dent of this city.
Business Property at Auction
at four thirty p.m. Monday, April 21. Three
story brick building, 1229 E St.,opposite Ho
Entertainment of the Blind.
Following is the list of volunteers for the
reading hour at the reading room for the
blind. Congressional Library, the coming
Monday, April 21, Mrs. Hattie E. Buell;
Tuesday. April 22, Mrs. Alice Ashmore
Rogers; Wednesday. April 23. musicale?
Miss Charlotte St. John Elliott, soprano;
Mr. Robert Stearne, violin; Miss Siebert,
piano. Thursday, April 24, Mrs. James
Breck Perkins; Friday, April 25. Mrs.
Thomas Reid; Saturday, April 26, Mrs.
Bessie Miller Oton.
Able to Leave Hospital.
Charles F. Daley, who attempted suicide
on 14th street northwest near Pennsylva
nia avenue Thursday night by taking car
bolic acid, waB able to leave the Emergency
Hospital last night. He was accompanied
home by his brother. '
We Haul Lumber to the Country and
ake lowest possi
make lowest possible bids. F. Libbey ? Co.
RESULT OF ACCIDENT.
No One Held Besponsible for Colored
A jury of six men sworn by the coroner
to Inquire into the death of the unknown
colored man who was killed by a railroad
train on the 4% street crossing about 12:30
o'clock yesterday morning, heard the testi
mony of several witnesses today. The
verdict rendered did not hold any one re
sponsible for the man's death, the jury find
ing that It was the result of an accident.
The body is that of a man apparently
about twenty-five years old.
Early yesterday morning, a few minutes
after the fatal accident occurred, the body
was removed to the morgue to be held for
identification. Very few persons have call
ed to see it, and no colored man answering
to the description of the deceased has been
reported missing. '
Several witnesses who were examined
declared that the gates were down when
the man was killed. The gateman saw no
body on the crossing, as his view of the
tracks to the north was obstructed by a
moving train on the other tracks. Railroad
employes informed the jury that the cross
ing was well lighted.
< onductor McKahey, who was in charge
of the crew of the yard train, saw a man
on the track in front of an outgoing train.
He se?med to be bewildered and stepped
from the way of the moving train, appar
ently to go north on 4% street. Seven cars
were being backed into the yard, and the
rear car struck him.
Conductor McKahey gave the engineer a
signal to stop the train when he realized
the man had been struck. He got oft the
an<l found the body on the track.
Two brakemen, members of Conductor
McKahey's crew, were examined by the J
Jury. One of them saw the man before the
train struck him, while the other one did
not see him until after he had been killed.
? e cars passed over the body. It was
.J"! l^e crossinS- The gateman testi
nea that he lowered the gates when the
? train reached the 0th street curve,
ihere is no automatic signal to inform him
of the approach of trains. He has to watch
tor them and lower the gates when he sees
them approaching. Nothing was known of
the affair by the engineer or fireman until
tne train was stopped and the body was
?vPr. ?'azet>rook, the deputy coroner, told
the Jury that the lower part of the body
was badly mangled and the doctor detected
the odor of liquor about the remains. L'n
J;he body Is claimed in a short time it
will be buried in potter's field.
IN NEW HOUSE OF WORSHIP.
Washington Heights Congregation
Completes Its Church Home.
The new Washington Heights Presby
terian Church building at the corner of
Kalorama aVenue and Columbia road has
been completed and the congregation will |
worship there tomorrow. The special open
ing service will be held Sunday, April 27, 1
at 3:30 p.m., and the program of exercises
is now being arranged.
At the congregational meeting, recently
held, the following officiers for the church
society were elected: Elders, N. A. Rob
bins. W. B. Robison, William Somerville;
deacons, Thos. C. Noyes, Frank Sharp,
Charles A. Douglas; trustees, Henry J.
Finley, Charles A. Douglas, Thos. C. Noyes
A. y. Robbins, Conrad H. Syme Gen'
caHon6 r'h D?vls: President of the congre
T I f's. Douglas; secretary,
James J. Lampton; auditors, F. G Eiktr
Fishef' Du,lbar Fors>'u'. Dr. Howard
To Ice Consumers.
Having severed the Crystal Plate IceCo.'s
connection with the American Ice Co its
P^UCt 18 offered to Individual drivers and
large consumers. The Crystal Plate Ice
124^Advt and K SU' n'W' Tel' West
Death of Mrs. Mary A. McPherson.
Mrs. Mary A. McPherson, wife of Robert
? *IcPherson of the bindery, government
printing office, died at her late residence.
1004 6th street northwest, Thursday morning
at 8:30 o'clock, after a brief illness. Mrs
McPherson was bom in his city, within a
few doors of where she died, being the
daughter of the late William and Jane
Spearing. She had a host of friends in this
city, who will deeply mourn her death. Her
husband and five sons, Robert A. of the
Adams Express Company; Samuel, Wil
liam, Guy and Donald McPherson (the lat
ter ten years of age), survive her.
Her funeral took place from her late resi
dence today at 1:30 o'clock p.m. The inter
ment was at Glenwood cemetery. The nail
bearers were Messrs. Joseph R. Fasrue
John H. Hunter, James Maher W w'
Ung 8' William Bushljy and Frank bow
To Be Married This Month
?or next? 'Phone Downey's Stables, 1K22-8
L st. for the carriage. Reasonable rates
The Case Dismissed.
After hearing the evidence in the case of
John Allen, colored, charged with disor
derly conduct, in the Police Court today.
Judge Scott dismissed the case. Allen was
arrested by Policeman Draeger, who testi
fied that the accused man was standing in
the middle of the sidewalk on Q street
northwest last night, and when told to
"move on" took a few steps and then stop
h.a'iZ explained that he had just closed
his shoe shop and was waiting for a cus
tomer. ova. tua
In disposing of the case the court said
It was not shown by the evidence that
Allen was part of a disorderly assembly
and the officer overstepped his authority in
making the arrest."
Cold Storage for Furs, Rugs
and winter garments at reasonable rates
Merchants Transfer & Storage Co.,020 E st'
Arrangements have been made for a Joint
debate between the Oakwood Debating So
ciety and the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum at the
Eckington Presbyterian Church, corner
North Capitol and Q streets, Wednesday
evening. April 23, at 8 o'clock. The ques
tion for discussion affirms that "It is Op
posed to the Best Interests of the United
States to Retain Permanent Control of the
Philippine Islands." Messrs. J. J. Hill and
W. L. Bowie of the Oakwood Society will
maintain the affirmative and Messrs. John
H. Thomas and Geo. F. Williams of the Y.
M. C. A. will defend the negative. Chas.
Lyman, late of the civil service commission;
^r"er- ex-member of Congress
from New York, and Philip Walker of the
Washington bar will act as judges of the
fl.25 To Baltimore and Return $1.25
Via Pennsylvania railroad. Tickets on sale
Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20 (rood
to return until Monday, April 21.?Advt.
The Lyric Quartet.
The Lyric Quartet will give a concert at
Wesley Chapel, corner 5th and F streets
northwest, next Wednesday evening. This
quartet Is composed of Mrs. Chas. B. Bay
ly and Miss Elizabeth Wahley, sopranos
and Mrs. A. Leftwich Sinclair and Mrs. d!
Ollne Leach, contraltos. They are under
the direction of Mr. Arthur. D. Mayo and
they will be assisted by Edward J Walsh
reader, and Jaspar Dean McFall, baritone'
The program will be an attractive one
The Choice of Wisdom.
"Old Braddock" Maryland Rye Is best for
all family uses. Recommended by reason of
its purity and age. Leading dealersTn ft
Postage Required for Mailing The Star
To insure the delivery of single copies of
The Star mailed to any address in the
United 8tates or Canada, the following
rates should be observed: Any paper of
fourteen pages or less requires but one
cent postage; sixteen to twenty-eight pages,
two cents; thirty pages and more, three
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON
DRAFT OF PROPOSED BILL.
Opinion Expressed That Measure is
Not Bread Enough in
The District Commissioners still have un
der consideration the question as to the
best means of suppressing "freak" adver
tising in t>e city streets. The city solicitor
recently submitted the draft of a police
regulation on the subject, forbidding the
appearance on the street of "any sign, ad
vertising device or other object calculated
to frighten horses." This was turned over
to the committee on the revision of the po
lice regulations, Messrs. Francis Nye and
Daniel Curry, who have reported to the
Commissioners that they do not consider
the draft submitted by the solicitor to be
broad enough In its terms.
The committee declares, as it understands
the matter. It Is the Intention of the Com
missioners to go further than to merely
exclude from the streets such objects as
would frighten horses. It Is a well-known
fact that the sidewalks are often used by
persons wearing the heads of animals and
various other equally objectionable disfig
urements, calculated to shock the senses.
The committee thinks that the phrase "cal
culated to frighten horses" Is open to seri
ous objection, because of the fact that un
less horses are actually frightened great
difficulty will be experienced in proving
that the object was calculated to frighten
horses, and testimony on the subject would
be largely a matter of opinion.
The Committee's "View.
The committee believes that any regula
tion that may be promulgated on this sub
ject should exclude from the street all
purely advertising devices. The authority
of the Commissioners to do this lies in the
fact that the persons against whom the
regulation is directed are using and oc
cupying public space for private purposes,
and no one has a valid claim to such use
of the streets. The following draft of a
regulation, to be known as section 2 of ar
ticle 10 of the police regulations, has been
submitted to the Commissioners by the
committee for their consideration:
"No person, animal or vehicle on which
is displayed or attached any sign, adver
tisement or other device for the sole pur
pose of advertising shall be permitted on
any public street, avenue, highway or al
ley in the District of Columbia: Provided
that this regulation shall not apply to sec
tion 2 of article 10 of the police regula
tions of the District."
Section 2 of article 10 of the police regu
lations, which is excepted in the above
draft, relates to regular street parades, for
which permission has been granted by the
Commissioners. It Is not the intention of
the Commissioners to deprive the children
of the delights of a circus or minstrel
FIRES FROM CASUSES UNKNOWN.
Blaze Discovered in Drug Store Cellar
?In Storage House.
A pedestrian passing the corner of 4th
and H streets northwest about 4:30 o'clock
this morning noticed smoke coming from
the cellar at the drug store of Hill &
Dewey. He notified No. 6 engine company
and a fireman went to the store and extin
guished the blaze. Some waste paper and
rubbish In a box had caught fire In some
unknown manner. No damage was caused.
I,ast night about 12 o'clock there was a
slight blaze in the same place, which was
also extinguished toy the fireman.
An alarm was turned In from box 325
about ~:'M o'clock last night for lire at 1721)
New York avenue. The building is occu
pied by the War Department, and is used as
a storage house. The policemen were un
able to determine what caused the. firo.
Damage to the amount of about $2iX) result
ed. The property Is part of the estate of
the late Capt. George E. Lemon.
Fire was discovered in a shanty on the
dump at Florida avenue and the Brentwood
road about 1) o'clock last night. The place
is occupied by the watchman at-<he dump,
who was not there when the fire occurred.
No damage was done.
Coroner Decides That Death of Andrew
Trail Resulted From Anaesthesia.
Coroner Nevitt held a post-mortem ex
amination yesterday of the remains of An
drew Trail, a cabman, aged thirty-seven
years, who died at Georgetown Hospital
Thursday while under the Influence of
chloroform, as stated in The Star yester
day. The anaesthetic was given Trail in
order "that an operation for an irreducible
fracture of the arm could be performed.
An examination of the vital organs showed
that they had been weakened by alcohol
Ism, and that death had, therefore, been
caused by anaesthesia. The coroner is
sued a death certificate according to the
facts developed. The body was turned
over to friends and wa* prepared for burial
by a Georgetown undertaker. Trail was
unmarried and had few relatives In this
White House Carriages.
Two most luxurious carriages have re
cently been received at the White House
for the use of the President and his family
from the famous Studebaker establishment,
New York city, and were selected by Presi
dent Roosevelt. The more imposing of the two
Is the ceremonial carriage, a leather-front
landau. It is trimmed in selected dull-blue
goat skin, with dickey seat and head lining
covered with the finest quality of blue cloth.
Boot and body are painted black, with rich,
dark-blue door and body panels, the gear a
lighter shade of blue, striped with black.
The interior fittings Include speaking tube,
combination cardcase and tablet, mirrors,
The brougham is one of those for which
Studebaker is famous. It is a private vehi
cle de luxe. In It the motif of the landau
Is followed: Harmony of colorings, rich
ness of trimmings?a distinguishing ensem
ble There are pockets for books and maga
zines memorandum bound in Ivory and sil
ver umbrella holder and drip, watch, par
cel rack, mirror, cutglass and silver vinai
grette, signal bell, arm and footrests.
Burial of Franklin T. Porter.
Franklin T. Porter was interred in the
Congressional cemetery yesterday, the cere
monies being under the direction of Burn
side Post. No. 8, Oi A. R.. and the Calanthe
Lodge, No. 11. of the Knights of Pythias,
of which organisation* the deceased was
a member. The tributes In wreaths and
flowers were In profusion, and the United
States flag was Tttaliied on the coffin in
its last resting place-l The deceased was
In service durlng-the war of the rebellion
as a member of "Company E, Purnell Le
gion of Maryland Volunteers, having en
listed In October.' 1861, and served until
the end of the War. He participated in
most of the battles In: which the Army of
the Potomac was engaged?South Mountain,
Second Bull Run^Anttetam, in the Shenan
doah valley, at the Mige of Petersburg,
Fair Oaks and tl?e engagements in the vi
cinity of Richmond. He subsequently
served five years in the 'Marine Corps, and
since his discharge flrom that service had
been an employe of the bureau of printing
and engraving. He was a genial man that
had hosts of friends, and he will be missed
greatly. He was injured In the service of
the United States and contracted disease
of the lungS" which caused his death. lie
has suffered greatly during the last year
The Prettiest Weddings
are spring weddings. Maybe because th^
flowers are so fine. Consult Gude about
flowers, 1224 F.?Advt.
Northeast Branch Office.
? For the benefit of residents In the north
east The Star has a branch office at
Griffith's drug store, corner of 7th and H
streets northeast, where classified adver
tisements of any kind may be filed at reg
ular rates. Wanted Help and Wanted Sit
uations cost one cent a word*
Congregational Council Indorses Con
The Lincoln Memorial Congregational
Temple was formerly recognized last even
ing- by an ecclesiastical council, composed
of the pastors and delegates from the Con
gregational churches of the District of Co
lumbia, which met In the lecture room of
Rev. Dr. S. M. Newman, pastor of the
First Church, called the council to order,
and read the letter stating that the object
of the council was to recognize the consoli
dated church, known as Lincoln Temple.
Prof. Sawyer was elected moderator and
Rev. Nixon of the People's Church was
elected scribe. E. AV. Turner read the min
utes of the joint committee on union; R. S.
Smith read the minutes of the first meet
ing of the new church; R. H. Terrell made
some remarks* as to the success of the
united church; Rev. S. N. Brown, pastor,
explained the institutional church work
now carried on and in contemplation at
The recognition services took place in
the main audience room. After prayer by
Prof. Sawyer, Rev. Dr. Clark of Howard
University spoke on "Opportunities;" Rev.
Dr. Higley, on "Common Sense;" Rev. Prof.
Ewell of Howard on "Inwardness;" and
Rev. Dr. Newman, on "The Gospel of the
Miss Lottie Wallace and Mr. De Long
GOES TO ASYLUM.
Frank Hoover to Receive Treatment
for Mental Trouble.
Frank Hoover, the printer, who attempted
suicide yesterday by jumping into the river
from the Long bridge, after he had failed
to end his life with a razor, was not injured
by his cold water experience. He was kept
at the hospital last night under observation.
Drs. Robbins and Groover examined him
today, and signed a paper reciting that the
man needs treatment for his mental condi
Sanitary Officer Frank has prepared
papers for his commitment to the insane
asylum, and said he would send Mr. Hoover
over to the hospital this afternoon. Mrs.
Hoover, wife of the unfortunate man, is
under treatment at the Sibley Hospital.
She knows nothing of the attempts at sui
cide made by her husband.
The one great virtue of Burnett's Vanilla
Extract is purity. It is real vanilla extract
and nothing but vanilla extract.?Advt.
Meeting of Unity Club (1874).
The closing meeting of the season of the
Unity Club (1874) took place in the Litch
field parlors Friday evening last. The pa
per, by Dr. Louis R. Klemm, was the re
sult of a pschycological study of the mod
ern phases of the "grand passion," entitled
"Love Stories; or, Cupid in Disguise."
Other interesting features of the enter
tainment were: A soprano solo, "The
Banks of Loch Lomond," and in response
to an encore "I Once Had a Sweet Little
Doll, Dears," by Miss Margaret Harter; a
baritone solo by Mr. W. T. Glover, "The
Vagabond," and as an encore "Doddy," the
accompanist being Miss Glover; an old-time
negro crooning bit of song and recitation,
"Lullaby," by Miss Susan Stone, who fol
lowed this with "The Hindoo's Paradise."
Mrs. Frances J. Wallis also gave a dra
matic rendering of the colonial tale, "As
the Moon Arose," and an amusing piece in
verse on "Serenading the Wrong Lady."
Dr. E. A. Duncan, who was one of the
charter members of the Unity Club (1874)
gave some reminiscences of its early his
tory, and in addition a humorous recital of
an Irish tale, "Pharigg Chrohoore," his re
sponse to an encore being the weird canna
balistic story of '"Polyphemus and
Ulysses," by John G. Saxe.
Money to lend at 4, 5 and 6 per cent on
real estate. Frank T. Rawlings, 1505 Pa. ave.
Battle of Lexington Anniversary.
There promises to be a general attend
ance at the mass meeting in Lafayette
Square Theater tomorrow evening in cele
bration of the anniversary of the battle of
Lexington. It will be held under the aus
pices of the Washington Liberty League,
and will be free to all. More than a dozen
senators and representatives have prom
ised to participate, including Senators Tur
J\er, Wellington, Mason and Patterson and
Representatives DeArmond, Grosvenor, Sul
zer, Feely, Robinson. Cochran and Shaf
roth. and Don M. Dickinson, Mr. Cleve
land's Postmaster General. Senator Teller
"The Star-Spangled Banner" will be sung
and "Paul Revere's Ride" will be recited.
Most of the mezzanine boxes will be occu
pied by congressmen and prominent cit
izens. A letter will be read from ex-Gov.
Boutwell regretting his inability to be pres
ent and applying to current affairs some
of the lessons of the battle of Lexington as
understood by him. Mr. P. T. Moran will
read the resolutions and letters from the
absent will be summarized by the president
of the Liberty League. The Sons and
Daughters of the Revolution have been in
vited to be present and co-operat^ in the
objects of the meeting.
$47.50 to California, With Stopovers
at designated points In California, till May
15. Berth, $7.00. without change. Personal
ly conducted excursions three times weekly
the year round. A. J. Poston, gtnl. agent,
511 Pa. ave. n.w.?Advt.
Anacostia and Vicinity.
A large congregation assembled this
morning at 1) o'clock at St. Teresa's Church
in Anacostia at the memorial service held
in memory of Rev. M. P. Sullivan, the late
pastor, whose death occurred one year ago
today in Brooklyn. Solemn high requiem
mass was offered at the church, Rev.
Father Schwallenburg, the assistant pastor,
officiating, assisted by Rev. Fathers Carey
and Beavan of Washington. A catafalque
occupied a place before the altar. The
chants were sung by the local choir.
Frederick ...ohlman. the ye>ung German
boy arrested in Anacostia recently by
Officer Buckmaster on the charge of steal
ing a bicycle, which he had sold, was found
guilty of petty larceny. The wheel was
owned by John Dyer of 51!) 21st street
northwest. The boy's parents live in Ger
many and sentence was suspended in the
case pending communication with them by
the authorities here. ? It is understood that
Kohlman will be sent home after his peo
ple learn of the situation.
The District authorities l.nve been inves
tigating the claim of William H. Camp
bell, an aged colored man living In Gar
tieid, that he was entitled to damages for
injury to his wagon, his horse and himself
by falling into an excavation while driving
at night in the city. Campbell disappeared
for several days, and it was subsequently
ascertained that he was under treatment at
the Emergency Hospital. The police were
called upon to make a report of the case.
Improvements are under way at the rec
tory of St. Teresa's Church, on Washing
The Players' Club of this city presented
"Black Friday In Wall Street," a four
act serio-comic offering, last evening In the
playhouse of the Government Hospital for
the Insane. The company scored a success.
The participants were Frank C. Stratton,
William S. Hutchinson, Dr. J. W. Hollings
worth, R. W. Test, Claude Parker, J. B.
Wagoner. Miss Grace Alden, Miss Isabel
Robertson, Mrs. R. W. Test and Miss Edna
Los Angeles' Floral Fiesta,
The most beautiful pageant conceivable,
takes place during Convention Women's
Clubs. Round-trip tickets on sale to either
Los Angeles or San Francisco at $t;5.25,
April It) to 27, limit, June 25. with generous
stopover privileges and return by different
route. Berth, $7.00. A. J. , Poston, General
Agent, 511 Pa. ave. n.w.?Advt.
Mrs. Charlotte S. Cox entertained the ex
ecutive committee of National Hive, No. 1.
Ladies of the Maccabees, last Wednesday
evening. The early part of the evening
was devoted to business. An elaborate sup
per was served in the dining room, the table
having a pretty arrangement of jonquils,
and at each plate was a pansy boutonniere.
There were present: Mrs. Pomeroy, Mrs.
Herbert, Mrs. Magruder, Mrs. Myers and
BURIAL OF A VETERAN.
Remains of Pbilo Maltby at Rest in
The remains of Philo Maltby, a veteran
of the civil war, -who died at his home in
Lawton, Vau. Wednesday morning, arrived
at the Pennsylvania depot at 8:30 o'clock
this morning. The remains were met by a
delegation of Kit Carson Post, G. A. R-,
and escorted to Arlington, where Interment
was made at lO o'clock.
The deceased was born in Ohio about sev
enty years ago. He served three years in
the 14th Ohio Volunteers during the civil
war. Subsequently he was a resident of
Washington, remaining here until about
ten years ago, when he removed to Law
ton, Va. His wife and four sons survive
The funeral services were conducted at
the cemetery by the Grand Army of the
Republic, a trumpeter from Fort Myer
$1.25 to Baltimore and Return via
B. and O. R. R.. every Saturday and Sun
day, valid returning until following Mon
day, inclusive. Good on all trains except
Royal Limited.?Ad vt.
The Young Wage Earners.
The meeting of the Young Wage Earn
ers' Club was held Thursday evening last.
After the opening prayer Joseph Gates led
the responsive lesson. James Lewis acted
as color bearer and Hernard Kelly led the
A memory review of the illustrated lec
ture given by Miss Bessie Gordon of Mas
sachusetts at the previous meeting was
participated in wilh much intelligent in
terest by many of the boys.
Mrs. Bradley, the superintendent, referred
to the membership contest just closed and
called for Richard Leight. the captain of
the winning team, who received as the gift
of the W. C. T. IT. two handsomely bound
books, the presentation being made by
Mrs. M. D. Ellis. He responded gratefully
and was followed by the other captain,
Frank Hughes, who also received a beau
tiful book from the hands of th? same
lady. His declaration that he "did not
mind being on the losing side as long as
the club was the winner" was cheered by
the boys most heartily.
James I>ewis read a poem entitled "Be
True to Your Colors. Boys." and Joseph
Halloran told his hearers "What Kind of
Boys the World Wants."
The luncheon was furnished by Mrs.
Judge McDowell and served by Mrs. Ad
ams. Mrs. Sterns, Mrs. Andrews and Mrs.
Three desirable office rooms on the fourth
floor of The Evening Star building may b?
rented separately or together.
High School Cadets at a Dance.
An enjoyable dance under the auspices of
the High School Cadets was held last even
ing at National Rifles' Armory. The com
mittee on arrangements included Col.
Barnes. Lieut. Col. Boesch, Maj. Winter
and Maj. Sniffen.
Why Not Have That Trunk Fixed at
home, 50c. up; sent postal 730 6th st. n.w. 1*
The Selection of Drinkables
-demands as much care as that of food. For
home use get Nat. Cap. Brewing Co.'s
"Muenchener" or "Diamond" Beer. They're
the best. i! doz. 51-"i 'Phone '2T1. It
In order to prove without expense to read
ers of The Star that Nclaton's Remedy Is a
sure cure for rheumatism, a sample bottle
will bo sent free if you write Nelaton's
Remedy Co., 11 E. German St., Balti
Have Your Chair Caning Done by
Mrs. L. Johnson. 707 M St. Send postal. It*
John Baker and Grafton Hillary forfeited
$2o and $10 collateral, respectively, in the
Police Court this morning. It was alleged
that they assaulted Edward Steele while
on Pennsylvania avenue yesterday.
Caledonian Club Scotch Whiskey,
j $1.00 bottle?1.50 gallon.Jas.D.Donnellv,14&I.
Ladies You Can Save Money
by, Itefore buying, inspecting the immense
line of manufacturers' Sample Suits. Walk
ing Skirts, Silk Skirts and Waists, on sale
at 7i;.? 8th st. n.w., at extremely low prices.
Also Fine Millinery. apl8-3t*
"Star of the East" Flour, ?4.75 Bbl.,
$1.20 bbl.; 3 lbs. Best Prunes. 25c.; Extra
Sifted Peas, lie.; Full Cream Cheese, 14c.;
Sugar Beets, 8c. can; Ex. Quality Peaches,
15c. can. At J. T. I). Pyles' six stores. In
cluding 3d and Md. ave. n.e. apl8-3t
Climatic changes, winds, exposures, de
mand the magical beautlflers; Satin-Skin
Cream and Satin-Skin Powder. 25c. at
Sewing Machines at Factory Prices,
All Standard Makes. At Domestic Office. 7&H
Hot Tamales and Chili
At the Ranch, No. 507 F st. n.w. Open till
midnight. Come 'round. mhtt,th&s,tf
to reduce overstock.
15c. tins at lie.
25c. tins at 19c.
For a few days only.
Elphonzo Youngs Company,
428 Ninib Street.
Ail garments* made on tlie premises.
>$ 11 B==the price)
of a suit to order that cannot
be outclassed in fit and work
manship at any price.
?Our ambition is to please every ?
customer, and this ambition leads
us to put our best efforts into every
bit of tailoring work we do. Let us
make your summer suit now.
\AcmeTas Soring Co. 405> 7t!
^^apl9-2jKl^ Phone East 52^Y.^^ ^
"Iless-Pulluiau last is the latest."
?Shoes and oxfords enjoy the lux
ury of footfreeness. Ease, quality
and style are cardinal virtues of Hess
footwear. Priced up
Hess' Hoys' Shoes for $2.5o and $3.
N. Hess' Sons, 931 Pa. Ave.
One of the 11*
A V 11 pro NY n on the To
grown on the Cordo
vese chalk hills and
reared at tlw ildest of Xerez
lx*I ;:aB. This natural wine, the prototype of Mon
ti'lado sherries, is of dry. mild body and fragrant,
it suits the i?alates of the most fastidious as a
high-class table sherry.
$4 Gallon, $11 Quart.
Sole Distributor for I>. C.
L:ir(fr?t Importers of Sherries in L'oited State*.
Released on Personal Bonds.
Fred. Tobln. a one-l?iore<l man. nbouf
thirty years of are, had a hmarine befors
Judge Scott this morning on a charge ol
vagrancy. A policeman testified that Tobin
was begging near the corner of 9th and JT
streets northwest and his attention
called to him by Judge Kimball.
Tobin explained that he left hi* home m
Newport News, Vn., on account of family
trouble. He said he had no money and was
trying to beg enough to pay his way to
Baltimore. He was released on hl? personal
Marked by failure of appetite, loss of
vitality, that tired feeling, bilious
turns, dull headaches, indigestion
and other stomach troubles, as well
as bv pimples, blotches, boils and
other eruptions, are all referable to
an impure or impoverished condition
of the blood.
Corrects all these conditions?it's
the medicine that makes the blood
pure and rich?the peculiar tonic
that strengthens every weak function
and builds up the whole system.
"Lust spring my husband would come home from
Ms work so tired that he could hardly more. Hs
be;;?n taking Hood's Sarsapsrllls and It cure4
him. My little girl complslncd of headache, but
Hood's Sarsajia rills cured her. We hate found It
a good medicine.*' Mrs. A. J. SPHAGI K, 57 Oak
Street, Fall River, Mans.
HOOD'S 8ARSAPARII J.A PROMISES TO ClUH
AND KEEPS THE PROMISE.
IPjNEZA RYE, QT.
HOSE who require an alisolutely pure Rye
Whiskey for family use should try
"Finesa." Guaranteed 8 years old. Very
?;"h $1 Quart.
CH AS. KRAEHER,
735 Tth St. Phons East 836.
BASE BALL MONDAY..
American League Park.
13TH ST. AND FLOKIliA AVE. N.K.
It GAUE CALLEP 4:30 I' ll.
FOREIGN POSTAL SERVICEf3
WASHINGTON. 1). C.. IHJST OFFICE NOTICE.
Should be read dally, as change* may occur at
FOREIGN MAILS are forwarded to the ports of
sailing daily, and the schedule of closinge 1* ar
ranged on the presumption of their uninterrupted
overland transit. For the week ending April 26,
1W?2, the last connecting close* will be ma?ie twin
the MAIN OKFIPK :is follow:
TO A NSATLA NTIC M AILS.
MONDAY?<bi At 7:15 P.M. for EUROPE per
s.s. "Kaiser \Vilbelm der Grosse, from New York,
via Plymouth, <Tjertmurg and Brem* u. (c) At 11:25
P.M. for ITALY direct, per s.s. Ijombardi*. fr??m
New York. Mall must be delivered "Per a a. I?m
TUESDAY?(b) At 7:15 P.M. for EUROFE, per
s s. St. Paul, from New York, via Southampton.
Mail for l&GLAM) must be directed "Per s* St.
Paul." (c) At 11.25 P.M. for EUROPE, per s i
Teutonic, from New York, via Queenstown u ? At
11:25 P.M. for BlUXUTM dlwt, iter s.s. Kensing
ton, from New York. Mail must 1* directed "Per
WEDNESDAY?(c) At 9.15 P.M. for FRANCO,
SWITZERLAND. ITALY, SPAIN, PORT I GAL,
TURKEY. EGYPT, GREECE, BRITISH INDIA,
and LORENZO MAUul'KZ, per S.S. Im TViuralne,
fn m New York, via Havre Mail for other part*
of EUROPE must be directed "Per s.s. I-a Tour*
FRIDAY?(O At 0:15 P.M. for FRANCE, per s s.
La Gascogne, from New York, via Havre Mall for
other parts of EUROPE must be directed "Per s s.
I*a Gascogne." ?o At 0:15 P.M. for ITALY direct,
I?er k.s. Hobenr.ollern, from New York Mb II must
lie directed "Per s.s. liohenzolliTn." <c) At 11:25
P.M. for NETHERLANDS direct, i?er s.s. Pots
dam, from New York. Mail must !>e directed "Per
s.s. Potsdam." to At 11:25 P.M. for El RoPB,
per s.s. Campania, from New York, via Queens
?PRINTED MATTER. ETC. This steamer takes
printed matter, commercial papers and sample* for
GERMANY only. The same class of mail matter
for other parts of EUROPE will not be seut by
this ship unless speciallv directed by her
MAILS FOR S<M TH AND CENTRAL AMERICA,
WEST INDIES. ETC.
MONDAY?fO At 11:25 P.M. for CENTRAL
AMERICA (except Costa Rlcsi and 80UTH PA
CIFIC PORTS. i**r s.s. Alllam-a, from New Y??rk,
via Colon. Mail f..r GUATEMALA must be direct
ed "Per s.s Allianca."
TUESDAY?<k? At 12:00 M for JAMAICA. p*r
s.s. Admiral Dewey from Hoston. (c) At 11:25
P.M. for TURKS ISLAND and DOMINICAN RA
PUBLIC, per s.s. Cherokee, from New York
WEDNESDAY-(f) At 10:80 A.M. for the BA
HAMAS. per steamer from Miami. Fla in At
11:25 P.M. for CAMPBCHE, CHIAPAS. TABAS
CO. and YUCATAN, per s.s. Monterey from New
Y'ork. Mail for other parts of MEXICO must tie
directed "Per s.s. Monterey." (c) At 11:25 P.M.
for BERMUDA, per s.s. Pretoria, from New York.
<c? At 11:25 P.M. for BARBADOS and NORTH
ERN BRAZIL. par s.s Hilary, from New \. ik,
?la Para and Manaos.
THURSDAY?tki At 12:00 M. for JAMAICA, per
s.s. Admiral Snni|nt.in, from Boston. (c? At 11:25
P.M. for NBWFOUNDLAND direct, per s.*. Sil
via, from New Y'ork. (c) At 11:25 P.M for MEX
ICO, per *.*. City of Washington, from New York,
via Tampion. Mall must be directed "Per s.s.
City of Washington " (O At 11:25 P.M for IN
AGUA and HAITI, per a.s. llungarla, from New
FRIDAY?(c> At 11:25 P.M for PORTO RICO,
per s.s. San Juan, from New Y'ork. via San Juan.
tc? At 11:25 P.M. for CURACAO and YKNEZ1 ELA,
per u s. Zulia. from New Y'ork. Mall for SAVA
NILLA and CARTAGENA must lie directed 'Per
s.s. Zulia." (ci At 11:25 P.M. for ST THOMAS
ST CROIX. LEEWARD and WINDWARD IS
LANDS. BRITISH. DI TCH and FRENCH <*UI
ANA. ist s.s. R'-raiiiiH. from New Y'ork lo At
11:25 P.M. for FORTUNE ISLAND. JAMAICA,
SAYAN ILL A. < 'ART At JEN A and GREY TOWN . t?er
s.s. Athos. from New Y'?*rk. Mail for CoSTA
RICA must lie directed "Per s a. Atboa."
Malls for NEWFOUNDLAND, by rail to North
Sydney and thence via steamer, close here dally,
except Sundays, at 12:00 M . and on Sundays at
11:30 A.M. The connecting elose* are made on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdavs. (d? (hj
Mails for MIgl HLON, by rail to Boston and
thence via steamer. close here dally, ex<-ept Sun
days. at 12:ou M., and on Sundays at 11:30
A.M. (d) (10
CUBA MAILS close here via Port Tami?a. Fla .
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at lo:30
A.M., and via Miami, Fla., Tuesdays and Sun
days at 10:3<? A.M.
Slails foi MEXIO* overland. unless specially . d
dressed for dispatch by steamers sailing from* \? w
Y'ork. close here dally at lo:3o A.M. aud 1<>:(W
Mails for BELIZE. PUERTO OORTEZ and
GUATEMALA, by rail to New Orleans and thence
via steamer, close hero daily at 10:90 A M aiol
10:00 P.M., the connecting clone* for which Uing
Mails for COSTA IUCA. t?y rail to New Orleans
and thence via steamer, close here dally at lo:30
A.M. ami 10:?H) P.M.. the connecting <!? >.> for
which being on Tuesdays.
Mails for AI SI'ltALlA (except those for West
Australia, which are dispatched via Euro|*<i NEW
ZEALAND. FLII. SAMOA and HAWAII, via San
Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M up to
April 26. inclusive, for dispatch pe- s.*. Sonoiun.io)
Malls for AI STRAIJA (except those for West
Australia, which are dispatched via Europe, and
New Zealand, mails for uhb-h go via San Fran
cisco) and FIJI ISLANDS, via Seattle and Vic
toria, B. C., close here daily at 6:30 P.M. up to
April 26. Inclusive, for disiiatcb per a s Moana
(s|?edally addressed only>. (o)
Mails for ?CHINA. JAPAN and HAWAII, rla
San Francisco, close here dally at 6:JK? P li up to
April 26. inc lusive, for dispatch iier s.s. Doric. (o)
Mails for ?CHINA and JAPAN, via Seattle aud
Victoria, B. C., close here daily at 6:3o P.M. up
to April 2S?. Inclusive, for dispatch per s.% Em
press uf China. Registered mail must be sjieeially
addressed. ? Merchandise for the U. S. INistal
Agency at Sliaugltal, China, ?auuot k forwarded
via Canada, to) ?
Mails for ?CHINA. JAPAN and HAWAII <also
letter mail and si?ecially addressed periodical* for
the tPHILIPPINE ISLANDS, via Manilat. via San
Francisco, elose here daily at 6:30 P.M. up to
May 4. inclusive, for dispatch per s.s. Nippon
Mails for HAWAII, via San Francisco, close here
daily at 6:30 P.M. up to May 5, inclusive, for dls
pat eh i>er s.s. AlaimMla. (o?
Malls for the $ PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, via San
Francisco, close here dally at 6:30 P.M up to
May 11. inclusive, for dis|?tch per U. S. trans
Mails for TAHITI and MARQUESAS ISLANDS,
via San Francisco, close here daily at 6:3o P.M.
tip to May 23. inclusive, for dispatch per s.s.
?Mails for COCHIN CHINA are dlspstehvd to
New Y'ork for connection with Europesn steamers.
^PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (military maiii dis
patched to San Francisco at all closes for that of
See. to connect with government transports, the
sailings of which arr irregular.
REGISTERED MAILS close st the MAIN OF
FICE as follows, (h) At 1:00 P.M same day; <c)
st fe:00 P.M. same day; <d? at 5:00 A.M. same
day; <f> at 1 tf>0 P.M. previous day; (hi at 12:00
P.M. previous Saturday; ik) at 8:00 P.M. previovft
day; to) at 1:00 P.M. previous day.
a#l? JOHN A. MEEUTT, Pwt?Hfc
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