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The Peerless Marsh mallow,
an ideal Summer Candy - = *? =
The Greatest Sacrifice
of Beaded Bags Ever
Known Hereabouts,
Several hundred Steel Beaded Bags?the most fashion
able shapes?to go at 65c. All beads sewed on by hand?
bead fringe edging each bag ? oxidized
frames?in new patterns. They're Bags
that would be cheap at $1.00. Tomorrow
they'll go for
A lot of Shell Goods, including Back Combs, Side Combs,
Barettes and Shell Hair pieces (one dozen pins -Jl /f~t\y-7
in a box). Goods never offered iess than 25c. ]| hJ'^L/o
Hosiery Leader,
?500 pairs of Children's one
by one Ribbed Pure Lisle Hose
?and 500 pairs of Children's
Black Cotton Jfose?plain or
split feet. Sizes 5 to 9. Regu
lar 25c. quality to tl A ?
go for
Ribbon Leaders,,
Soft. I'llable Satin Taffeta Ulbln.n. 4 in.
wide- in every color. in. luding the moch
waoted white, cream, pink. bine, nile,
torqimise and Mark. It's
a scarce riblion, and it's
a regular 23<*. ribbon. but
we'll sell It tomorrow at.
A superior quality Satin Taffeta Kib
?*>n. .% in. wide?for sash and str
all colors, including the
scarce white, pink. blue. 1/
nile. cream and bla? k. A Ay <
Me. !?>!?, for
Lace Leaders.
A lot of irregular Lace Insertions. In
white, ecru and black, two to five-inch
widths, including Chantilly. Cluny, Point
de Paris. E^curial and
Fillet. Lar
worth 25c.
cluulug mammy, i_iun>, iuu
Fx-nrial and F3
aces that are II /C*
, to 30c. a yard qJ/V^c
A lot of Embroidery Readings, in plain
and block effects, frt
one-half to one inch wide.
Worth 15c. and 19c. a il H V^o
r?eaumt;s'. iu yim
i li c<
Fine Embroideries. In
*wiss and nainsook?In
cluding Insertions
edgings; worth 25c.
89c. a yard, for
s 119c.
IBON MARCHE, 314=316=318 7th St.
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Dyrenforth Outfitting Co. | The "Underprice" Store. y
Great Wash Goods Sale!
?We've underpriced the newest
and prettiest wash goods in the
most amazing manner for Thurs
day's selling. We've created bar
gains that you'll surely appreciate
?that'll make tomorrow the
busiest day of the season in the
Wash Goods Department.
5 ^c.
6 %c.
3 %c.
10c. Figured T'imitles.
1'rlce for Thursday only
l{k. I'lain Colored Dimities.
Price for Thursday only
10c. Striped and Figured
Seersuckers. Price for Thurs
day only
8c. Apron fiinghams. Price
for Thursday only
3fr?. W?*?l rvalues. Price
for Thursday only
2Sfc\ Satin Surah. Price fl ]T / ~
for Thursday only
|8e. THjtted and Figured
Swisses, 1'rlce for Thursday t| "3> \/
only 11^/5^.
18c. Figured and Striped
Organdies. Price for Thurs- 12 54c.
18c. Figured and Striped
Dimities. l'rice for Thursday 12 y%c.
18?\ Figured Pongees. | T{
Price for Thursday only u ^
8c. Figired and Striped
Dimities. Price for Thursday
10c. Plain
l^awns. Price
and Figured
for Thursday
12c. Fancy Percales,
for Thursday only....
9 7&c.
25 c. French Ginghams.
Price for Thursday only
25c. Fancy Ducks.
for Thursdav only
18c. White Dotted Swisses.
lYlce for Thursday only
12 5^c?
18c. White Corded Madras. 11 T) !/-<"?
rice for Thursday only 11 ^ /2^*
10c. White Plaid Muslins. A
Price for Thursday only ^
15c. White Dimities. Price &
for Thursday only ***
50c. Wash Silks. Trice for
Thursday only
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Successors to SamoeS Friedlander & Co.,
4116 Seventh Street.
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We Make Slip Covers
To order at lower prices than are
usually charged for good work. We
do this in order to keep our large
staff of upholsterers busy during the
summer months. We are always
glad to give estimates.
^(V<duth/X IL |
Others may copy our phrases, but they cannot copy our ^
methods of carpet cleaning, for we have the only plant in town ?
that is equipped with the latest modern machinery. When we X
talk about "modern carpet cleaning" we mean what the expres- j
sion implies?carpet cleaning by scientific modern methods. We
are the only retad furniture house possessing our own plant, and
all the work is done under our own supervision right on the
premises. Other retail concerns who advertise carpet cleaning give
the work out to some one else, and you have no means of telling
into whose hands your carpets will be intrusted. You pay two
people instead of one, and it stands to reason that you either pay
higher prices or get inferior work. Better come direct to head
quarters. Our responsibility is above question, and we guarantee
absolute satisfaction. We call for work and deliver it, and we have
excellent fireproof storage facilities.
Stumph & Lyfford, Props, off ?
The Stumph Bedding Co., :
63! to 639 Massachusetts Avenue,
'Just around the corner from 7th Street." X
?The artistic value and true beauty
of a picture is enhanced by the
proper frame.
?A big line of the latest and handsomest
frames. We'll do the framing at FACTOKX
S. J. Venable, 6049th st
'Phone Main 3099-2.
la highly recommended u ? remedy for long
dlaeatea and aa a preventive (or typhoid,
malaria and all klnda of fevers.
Hair Goods at Half Price.
Switches at $2.50?formerly $5.00.
Gray Switches... .$4.50?formerly $6.00.
Gray Switches... .*5.00? formerly $8.00.
Wavy awltcbea and wavy pompadours, very low
prices la all abadea.
Imperial Hair Dye, $1.25.
Hairdressing. shampooing, dyeing and bleaching.
Je7 20d
orns and Bunions
Iastantly wlhwt and curad hy
wearing Qeorgea' Bbl.Xda. At
ill Druggists aad
UM Pa. are. 'Phone >818 H.
Ifanleurlng and Chiropody.
Next to Hop "
Unless I Could Find Some
Doctor Who Could Cure
Me of Consumption.
"1 had never heard of any one who had ever
been cured of consumption.
4'My every symptom pointed to this terrible dis
ease. All my physicians and the medicines, they
gave me failed to do me any good.
"My breath was daily getting shorter and noth
ing seemed to benefit my cough. I spit up large
quantities of matter and was heartbroken and dis
couraged because nothing seemed to help me, until
I applied to the Koch Lung Cure, at 730 11th at.
n.w., Washington.
4,The Koch Doctors told me that they had cured
cases much worse than mine. I began to breathe
those healing oily vapors Into my lungs, and could
feel them open up, and I felt decidedly better.
"I continued to take this treatment, as I saw
that it wafc reaching the seat of my disease far
better than any medicine which I had taken into
my stomach. My cough loosened, all my pains
and shortness of breath disappeared and I was en
tirely cured.
"As these wonderful Koch Inhalations have saved
my life, I heartily indorse the treatment that
cured me, and must say that I believe it will cure
any one who faithfully follows the directions. I
am now strong and well again, and will be glad
to prove the truth of my statement to all who will
call upon me."
Mrs. E. A. WALKER,
jell&14 404 N st. n.w., Washington, D. C.
Credit for all Washington.
wait amy
longer for the
Get themrn here orn
nI i
We sell at lowest cash
prices, and give you plenty of
time in which to pay the bill.
No notes to sign?no inter
est to pay. Every article per
sonally guaranteed for dura
bility. Our Refrigerators
are built of the best kiln-dried
lumber and have double
walls. The interiors are con
veniently arranged, and a
perfect circulation of cold,
dry air keeps everything
sweet and fresh. Hundreds
of rolls of the best grades
of Chinese and Japanese Mat
tings are here for you to
choose from. We cut, fit and
tack them down free. Dan
gler Vapor and Blue Flame
Oil Ranges in all sizes, and
on credit at cash store prices.
Payments to suit you?week
ly or monthly.
t 817-819-82E-823
iSeventh Street N.W.,
+ Between H and I Sts.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your water
and let It stand twenty-four hours; a sediment or
settling Indicates an unhealthy condition of the
kidneys; If It stains the linen It Is evidence of
kidney trouble; too frequent desire to pass It, or
pain in the back Is also convincing proof that the
kidneys and bladder are out of order.
There Is comfort In the knowledge so often ex
pressed that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great
kidney and bladder remedy, fulfills every wish in
curing rheumatism, pain In the back, kidneys,
liver, bladder and every part of the urinary pas
sage. It corrects Inability to hold water and scald
ing pains In passing It, or bad effects follow.ng use
of liquor, wine' or beer, and overcomes that un
pleasant necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times during
the night. The mild and the extraordinary effect of
Swamp-Root Is soon realized. It stands the high
est for It* wonderful cures of the most distressing
cases. If yon need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists In fifty-cent and one-dol
lar slses.
You may have a sample bottle of Swamp-Root
and a book that tells more about It, both sent ab
solutely free by mall. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Blnghamton, N. Y. When writing mention that
you read this generous offer in The Washington
"Dally Star." Don't make any mistake, but re
member the name. Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, Blnghamton, N. Y.,
on every bottle.
Sole agents for the famous Concord Harness.
Trim inks
Suit Case.
Buys a trunk that you'll
pay $10 and $12 for else
where. It is cloth-lliH'd
?r i v eted throughout?
two trays, steel bound;
genuine excelsior lock.
See it?you'll buy it.
Is all it costs to possess
a genuine Cowhide Dress
Suit Case. It's cloth
lined, brass bolts and
locks. Greatest valuf.
ever offered.
Co., 497 Pa. Ave.
Orrlne Is the Scientific Remedy for the cure of
thl* disease, destroying the desire for stimulants
In a few days. The craving soon disappears, the
nerves become normal, the appetite for food re
turns, and the patient Is restored to good
DESIRED. Orrlne Is ? positive cure for the
"liquor habit." If too have ? relative or friend
who ha* this dreadful disease, get Orrlne for them.
PRICE, $1 PER BOX. SIX FOR $8. Call at our
?tore for free booklet of testimonials (from people
you know) and general Information.
922-924 F N.W.
Branch 8tore, 1720 Conn. At*. N.W.
Method of Assessments.
Committee of Fifteen Appointed to
Present the Matter to Both Houses
of Lawmakers.
About thirty-five well-known residents
and property holders of the District of Co
lumbia held an adjourned meeting In the
parlors at the Biggs House last evening for
the purpose of considering a resolution to
be presented to Congress protesting aga.nst
the passage of House bill No. 11400, which
provides for increased assessments on prop
erty in the outlying districts where im
provements are being made. The protest
is made on the grounds that the enactment
of such legislation would be inequitable and
unjust to a portion of the property holders
who, by provisions of the proposed law, it
is claimed, are assessed disproportionately
for benefits which do not accrue.
The gathering last night was in continua
tion of the objects as set forth at the meet
ing held last week at the Kbbitt House, and
the tone of the assembly was one of sup
pressed indignation over the allegod wrongs
which would be inflicted by the enactment
of the proposed legislation, a number ol
vehement speeches being made EettinM
forth the injustice of compelling a few
property holders along the line of the im
provements to bear the cost of opening and
extending streets, when, it wa-j claimed,
they would receive only a minimum of the
benefit, and those who were the real bene
ficiaries were exempt from the special as
sessments. It was freely expressed at the
I meeting that District property owners wore
being discriminated against, and It was
thought that Congress did not fullj under
' stand the injustice that would be done by
passing the bill now before it.
Vigorous Protest.
The meeting was called to order by
Chairman W. H. Saunders,with Mr. George
| Simmons acting as secretary. A statement
' of the case which the taxpayers desire to
present to Congress, prepared by Mr. Leo
Simmons, was read by Mr. Thos. G. Hen
sey. The statement protests vigorously
1 against the passage of House bill 11400,
which prescribes the method of .assessment
of benefits and damages in cases of street
extension. In this memorial Mr. Simmons
states that House bill 11400 is vicious be
yond measure, but It Vould be still more
inequitable if the amendment proposed by
the Senate District committer became a
part of the act and was passed- The state
I ment recites that it is believed the bill was
not carefully considered by eJther of the
| houses, and that their attention was not
1 directed to Its absolute unfairness. It is
also charged In the statement that the bill
| is simply a scheme on th? part of a syn
dicate in Rochester, N. Y., to gain control
of certain property in the District through
purchase at tax sales and to grind down
the people to the payment of unjust inter
est in the redemption of such property.
This statement has been sent to forty
five senators by the committee, which was
appoined at the meeting last week to take
immediate steps to prevent the passage of
the bill during the present sesSjon.
A resolution, drafted by Mr. J*>hn Ridout,
chairman of the committee appointed at
the meeting last week, was presented by
Mr. Leo Simmons, but a substitute resolu- .
lion, prepared by Mr. Simmons,'was unani
mously adopted by those present. The res
olution provides for the appofhtment of a
committee of fifteen to call iipon the Dis
trict congressional committees and the Dis
trict Commissioners and present the con
tentions of the taxpayers of the District.
Text of the Resolution.
The resolution recites that:
"By certain acts of Congress passed in
1890 assessments for alleged benefits have
been made and charged against abutting
property in connection with the extension
and widening of certain streets and avenues
in the District of Columbia, namely, Rhode
Island avenue, Sherman avenue, 11th street,
10th and 2<)th streets, Columbia road and
old lftth street, which assessments are ar
bitrarily levied for an amount ?jual to one
half of the cost of the land and houses
taken and condemned In the extension and
widening of said streets and avenues, with
out regard to any actual benefit to the land;
and as a result thereof such assessments
are most oppressive upon the owners of the
property so assessed and In many instances
amount to actual confiscation, and in the
matter of extending and widening of cer
tain streets and avenues In the said Dis
trict, namely, Connecticut avenue, 14th
street, Massachusetts avenue and North
Capitol street, no assessments whatever
were made or charged against abutting
"That, in the case of the extension of ICth
street, which by the terms of the act of
Congress passed June 6, 1900, the jury was
allowed and required to levy assessments
to the extent of the benefits only, and by
reason thereof, and because of the discre
tion allowed said jury in executing the law,
the assessments levied were one one-sev
enth of the sum awarded for the land and
Improvements taken, instead of one-half;
"That U Is manifestly unjust that one or
some of our citizens should be required,
without regard to benefits, to pay so much
more than others, and because of the want
of uniformity in levying said assessments
the same should not be enforced;
"That the assessments against the abut
ting property of the streets and avenues
first referred to have been judicially decid
ed not to be collectable without further
legislation to enforce their collection;
' Therefore we, the property owners in
meeting assembled, do not believe that it
was the intention of Congress to take our
property without just compensation or to
bring such a burden upon us, which would
amount to confiscation, and asking only
that which is just between man and man,
deem it proper to call these matters to the
attention of Congress and the Commission
ers of the District of Columbia "
" was resolved "that a committee of
fifteen be appointed by the chairman of this
meeting, of which he shall be the chairman,
w?r??!?nc! a ?opy these resolutions to
oi^ i 5 ,e. anJ? House committees on
? District of Columbia, to
urge In all appropriate ways before ^aid
lection of said arbitrary assessments should
Z toe re'ducef"adjust ^
mlg^<beSdoneP"SSfcd ard<* that Justice
Views of -Those Present.
The resolution was Indorsed In vigorous
terms by Charles S. Bundy. fte said enor
mous damages and benefits had been as
sessed in the matter of thevextension of
Sherman avenue, and that It"Was not the
tu i"5 ^ury' but because of the fact
that the Jury was working Under certain
Ir'rfhJ/1 ?L?Wn by,aw- were circum
scribed in the exercise of their judgment as
rs ri^,t \nd construc
oifil lS K highways, he declared,
?.? ? P? d ??T.out of the!public treas
ury, and not wholly by ppoplfe who owned
property In the Immediate vicinity of the
Improvements, because, he said, It is the
down-town business men who are the
greatest beneficiaries from the opening of
a street, and ::ot those who live along the
line of extension.
i ^r" *Jensey told the history of the widen
ing and extension of Rhode Island avenue,
and spake of the methods In vogue when
the original plans for improving the city
were laid. He said he himself, and un
doubtedly all others In the room, were
heartily in favor of carrying out the grand
plan to make Washington'the most beauti
ful city In the world, but he declared that
the people of Washington should not be
obliged to pay for the Improvements when
it properly belonged to the government of
the United States. "Washington is a unique
city," he said. "It is different from every
other municipality in the United States,
and the members of Congress must get
away from the customs In vogue in other
municipalities before they can do us Jus
The resolution was also strongly support
ed by Mr. L. M. Saunders, who declared
that particular plots of ground along Sher
man avenue had been assessed nearly 90
per cent for benefits on account of the
improvements, and that not & shovel had
been placed In the earth toward carrying
out the proposed improvements. He said
the terms of the resolution were not strong
enough in proportion to the Injustice that
j was being done.
Adopted Unanimously.
Mr. Donald McPherson also spoke in fa
vor of the resolution.
When a vote was taken the resolution
was adopted unanimously, and the chair
took the matter of appointing the members
of the committee under advisement. Later
in the evening Mr. Saunders announced
that the committee of fifteen would con
sist of the following: William H. Saun
ders, chairman; Gen. Joseph C. Breckin
ridge, Col. Thomas G. Hensey, Leo Sim
mons, Donald McPherson, Benjamin F.
Leighton, L. M. Saunders, Chapin Brown,
W. Riley Deeble, Louis P. Shoemaker,
Capt. Charles B. Tanner, John Ridout,
William Holmead. Col. E. B. Townsend,
David Cranmer and Charles S. Bundy.
A committee of three on finances was ap
pointed, as follows: Thos. G. Hensey,
chairman; George Simmons and Donald
McPherson. i he meeting adjourned to
meet next Tuesday evening at the Riggs
House at 8 o'clock.
A Coal Cargo for Annapolis ? Over
hauling Buoys for Future Use
?Marine Items.
The strong southerly winds of yesterday
brought a large fleet of lumber-laden craft
Into port from North Carolina and Virginia
lumber points on the James and Rappa
hannock rivers. Among the arrivals are
the steamer Dennis Simmons and the two
masted schooners Alethla, E. M. Skinner,
Bill Nye, Augusta and Fannie, all con
signed to the lumber dealers here. Within
the past twenty-four hours a total of about
500,000 feet of lumber has come into port
and is being unloaded at the various lumber
wharves. This is exclusive of several large
vessels which were in port and unloading
early yesterday morning.
While the supply of fresh fish on hand
at the oyster wharf this morning was not
large, it was ample to meet all demands.
An increase In the receipts is looked for
In a few days, when the summer fishing
begins. Prices are firm and are as fol
lows: For Spanish mackerel, 10 cents per
pound; white perch, 10 to 12 cents per
pound; salmon trout, 5 to fl cents per
pound; pan rock, X to 10 cents per pound;
boiling rock, 10 to 12 cents per pound;
flounders, 3 to 5 cents per pound; sturgeon,
10 to 11 cents per pound; bluefish. 5 to (i
cents per pound; gray trout, f.j to $'">.50 per
barrel; butterfish, $:i to $4 per barrel; small
white perch, 25 cents per bunch; catfish.
22 to 25 cents pir bunch; carp, 12 to 15
cents each, and eels, 8 to 5 cents per bunch.
Crabs are still scarce and are in demand,
hard crabs selling at $1.50 per barrel and
soft-shelled crabs at 35 to 40 cents per bar
rel. Clams are selling at 40 to 50 cents
per 100.
The strike in the coal region has caused
a scarcity of the fuel at Baltimore. The
two-masted schooner Howard Russell, which
unloaded lumber here Is at Georgetown, load
ing soft coal at Littlefleld & Alvord's wharf
for Annapolis, Md. This is the first cargo
of coal that has gone from here to the Bal
timore neighborhood in a long time.
Quantities of grain are being shipped
from lower river points by steamer and ves
sel to this city and Alexandria, and the out
look along the river for another large grain
crop is excellent. The two-masted schooner
John P. Robinson. Capt. Redman, is now
lying at Alexandria with several hundred
sacks of grain aboard for the merchants
there from Upper Machodoc and Maddox
creeks, Va.
General Port News.
The steam barge Lily and Howard is ly
ing at Carter & Clark's lumber wharf, re
ceiving an overhauling and being prepared
for service on Chesapeake bay and other
salt water bodies if necessary.
The steam yacht Gretchen is lying at an
chor in the harbor, having her decks caulk
ed and other repair work done preparatory
to sailing on a summer cruise on the New
England coast.
The overhauling of the sloop rigged pleas
ure boat Francina II has been completed
and she has been put overboard at Ton.n
shend's boat exchange ready for service.
Capt. Faunce has arrived in port with a
new two-masted flattie, which has just been
built at Colton's wharf, Md. The boat is
here to be fitted out for service on the
Dr. L. E. Rauterberg's power yacht Grey
hound has returned to port from a cruise
of about ten days to Norfolk and Old
Point. Coming up the river in the heavy
gale Sunday one of her cabin doors was
carried away, and the boat had to seek
shelter In Aquia creek.
The crew of the lighthouse tender Holly,
whicfh Is lying at the wharf of the light
house service at the foot of 7th street, is
busily employed in trimming up and re
painting the old buoys which have recent
ly been removed from the river. They
will be stored at the wharf to be used from
time to time in replacing broken or missing
spar buoys in the Potomac. All the buoys
In the river are now In proper position and
have been painted for summer service.
The two-masted schooner James P. An
derson. laden with a cargo of hard coal
from Philadelphia, has arrived in port and
has gone up to the coal wharves at George
town to unload.
The Five Sisters, having a cargo of cord
wood aboard from the lower river, has
arrived In port for Carter & Clark.
The tug Minerva has taken the large
covered scow of the Alexandria Chemical
Company to Occoquan, where it will load
sulphur rock for the sulphuric acid works.
The schooner Mount Hope, which unload
ed ^ cargo of ice here, is loading a cargo
of soft coal at Georgetown for Boston or a
New England port.
The large scow Black Giant, with a cargo
aboard, is lying at anchor In the Eastern
branch near the Washington barracks
The Miami has arrived at Alexandria
with a full cargo of cord wood for the
dealers there.
Exercises at Maryland Agricultural
College?Social Features.
Special Correspondence of The Evening Star.
HYATTSVILLE. Md., June 11, HI02.
The annual meeting of t'hi Alumni Asso
ciation was held yesterday at the Maryland
Agricultural College at 10:30 a.m. The fol
lowing officers wtre elected: J. Enos Ray,
jr., president; Dr. S. S. Buckley, vice presi
dent; T. N 9traughn, secretary-treasurer.
The alumni recommended to the trustees
of the college that the classical course be
eliminated from the curriculum of the col
lege. It also asked that the institution pro
vide an alumni hall and a committee was
appointed for the purpose of establishing
a bureau of employment for the members
of the alumni. The association awarded a
medal to Mr. W. Wr. Cobey of the class of
11)01 for an essay on tobacco.
A match game between the college and
alumni base ball teams took place on the
campus at 2 p.m., the former winning by a
score of 11 to 5. Brown and Phillips were
the batteries for the college and Rotob and
Hardesty for the alumni.
President and Mrs. Silvester of the Mary
land Agricultural College entertained the
members of the Alumni Association and the
faculty of the college at dinner between the
hours of 5:30 and 7 o'clock last evening.
A debate for the alumni medal between
the Morrill and New Mercer literary so
cieties was the feature of the evening. The
subjcct for debate affirmed "That the law
prohibiting Chinese Immigration to the
United States Is justifiable." Messrs. Mack
all and Mitchell of the New Mercer society
represented the affirmative side of the
question and Messrs. Darby and Hirst of
the Morrill society the negative. The points
made by the speakers were enthusiastically
applauded by the adherents of the respect
ive sides. Music was rendered In the In
tervals between the speeches.
At 10 o'clock p.m. the annual banquet of
the Alumni Association was held in the
college halL
Meeting of City Council Held
Last Night.
Reports of the Auditor and Treasurer,
Respectively?General and
Personal News.
Evening Star Bureau,
No. 701 King St.
Bell Telephone No. 1*>0.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.. June 11. 1902.
The annual reports of the city auditor
and treasurer were received last evening at
the semi-monthly meeting of the city coun
cil. In the board of aldermen the bill au
thorizing the Washington, Alexandria and
Mount Vernon Railroad Company to con
struct a loop In this city, which passed the
lower board at the last meeting and was
laid on the table by the aldermen, was
again called up and again tabled.
In the common council the first business
taken up was the report of the finance com
mittee regarding the retirement of $35,000
of 0 per cent bonds, which is due July 1,
1902. According to the scheme formulated
by the committee it is provided that the
sum of $20,000 shall be borrowed ?from the
banks, the note to run six months. It was
estimated that the city would be in a po- I
sltion at the end of that time and for the I
succeeding six months to carry the Indebt
edness. The plan provided that a note for
$15,000 for six months be given July 1, 1903.
If the calculations of the finance com
mittee and the commissioners of the sink- |
ing fund are correct the size of the notes
will be reduced as the receipts of the cor
poration warrant, and the entire debt will
be liquidated within four years. The city
will carry the indebtedness during that
time six months out of each xear, thereby I
saving interest. The balar.ee, which will I
amount to about $15,000, due on the bonds
will be paid with the money now in the
hands of the commissioners of the sinking ;
fund, which is nearly $10,(00, and the pro
ceeds of the sale of $?i,(K?t of 3.(55 bonds of
the issue of 1*79. which hail been bought
In by the city and were recently disposed
After the reading of trie report Capt.
Bryan, the chairman of the committee,
made an address reviewing the financial
affairs of Alexandria during the past twen
ty years. He took occasion to compliment
the work of Messrs. I'hler. Snowden and
Baader, successively the chairmen of the
finance committee during that period. He
pointed out that there had been an In
crease in yearly expenditures and also a
very material increase in the yearly re
ceipts. Capt. Bryan called attention to the
fact that the city is now paying less inter
eest than It was twenty years ago by about
$10,000. By unanimous vote the address of
Capt. Bryan was made a part of the offi
cial proceedings, and cn motion of Mr.
Snowden the report was unanimously
Reports of Auditor and Treasurer.
The clerk then read the reports of the
auelitor and treasurer, showing a total of
receipts for the year Just ending of $124.
335.29, total of expenditures, $123,(197.77,
leaving a balance in the treasury of $C37.r>2.
After the reports had been received Mr.
Snowden took the floor, thanking Capt.
Bryan for the complimentary statements
made concerning him, and remarking that
he had cordially voted for the adoption of
the. finance committee's report, as it em
bodied, In effect, the plan which he had in
mind to raise money for street improve
ments, whereby the iESue of bonds might be
An ordinance was introduced and adopted
making it unlawful for property owners to
allow anything but rain water to drain Into
gutters on streets where sewers had been
constructed. This becomes operative in re
gard to King street July 1, and in regard
to other streets September 1. A penalty of
from $2 to $5 Is provided for failure to com
ply with this ordinance. In its effect the
ordinance is practically the same thing as
a law compelling the tapping of sewers. It
is expected that it will produce a beneficial
effect upon sanitary conditions.
At the request of the street committee a
resolution requiring the Washington. Alex
andria and Mount Vernon railroad to stop
all trains at the intersection of King and
Alfred streets for the convenience of passen
gers was referred to the Joint committee
on streets and laws. Council adjourned
after referring an ordinance granting au
thority to the property owners on Alfred
street between King and Queen streets to
place neat Iron railings around the park be
tween the building line and sidewalk.
Celebration by Literary Societies.
The Joint final celebration of the literary
societies of the Episcopal High School will
take place Tuesday evening, the 17th In
stant, at 8:30 o'clock. The following are
the officers and medalists: Fairfax Society?
W. H. S. Burgwyn, Jr., of North Carolina,
president; James G. Trigg of Virginia, vice
president; Samuel Watts Zimmer, Virginia,
reader; Paul Mlcou, Virginia, declalmer;
Alexander W. WHIlams, Washington, D. C.,
debater; E. P. Hui.ter, Maryland; C. M.
Bowman. C. B. Crawford. H. O. Temple,
C. R. Hoof. Jr.; W. P. Warren, Virginia,
committee on arre ngements.
Blackford Society?James Richard Phil
lips, Jr.. of Maryland, president; J. New
man Perrv, Washington, D. C.. vice presi
dent; Oscar DeW. Randolph. Illinois, read
er- Francis W. Powell, Virginia, declalmer;
J. Moncure Daniel, Jr., West Virginia, de
bater. The following constitute the com
mittee on arrangements: Gaylord Lee
Clark. Alabama, Joint chairman; F. E. Car
ter, Virginia; Reginald Couturie. Louisiana;
F B. Dew. W. N. Page, F. M. Nalle, Vir
ginia; J. B. Waples, Jr.. Delaware. Oscar
PeW. Randolph of the Blackford Society
will be Joint valedictorian.
General Matters.
The final exercises of the school for girls
conducted by the Misses Ewing on Prince
street took place last evening in the par
lors of the school. A large number of
friends and relatives of the students were
present. Many awards of certificates of
distinction were made. Rev. Dr. Frank J.
Brooke of the Second Presbyterian Church
distributed the honors. Medals in the pre
paratory department were awarded ts
Misses Bertha Peake and Blanche Stans
The marriage of Miss Bernice Elizabeth
Angelo. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
M Angelo, and Mr. Joseph Wilmer Wight
man will take place Wednesday evening,
June 25. at 8 o'clock, at the residence of the
parents of the bride-elect, 301 North Wash
ington street.
Among the graduates who will take the
degree of bachelor of arts at the com
mencement exercises cf Randolph-Macon
College. Ashland, next Wednesday, is Mr.
J Frederick Peake. formerly of this city,
but now of Braddock Heights, Alexandria
county. Mr. Peake is president of his
class and will deliver the address Wednes
day evening. The baccalaureate sermon
will be delivered Sunday morning next by
Rev. Dr. J. W. Duffey of Washington.
The regular monthly meeting of the Sev
enteenth Virginia Regiment Chapter,United
Daughters of the Confederacy, was held
In Lee Camp Hall this morning, when rou
tine business was transacted.
In the police court this morning Mary
Douglas, colored, forfeited $5 by non-ap
pearance to answer the charge of using
vulgar and abusive language on the street.
The fact that Lottie Louden, colored, was
present to answer the same charge made
no difference and she was assessed $5.
The dirt has been clcancd from tiie side
walk on 19th street between Florida ave
nue and Columbia road t>y the owners of
adjacent property. Inspector Thomas of
the engineer d?**rtment has made a re
port to that effect. The matter will be re
ferred to the police department for the en
forcement of the police regulations In re
gard to putting up planks to hinder the
dirt from embankments from washing upon
Departure Sale
Grand Rapids
Furniture Co.,
1226 F Street.
In preference to repack
ing, A GREAT SALE will
be inaugurated
June 12,
and continue, regardless
of cost.
One 5 ft. 0 in. Oak Buffet. Wm c-~ nr?
$125.00 Norn ^75*W
One 3-piece Wrd'n-oye Maple Suite. ? r,->
Wan $1KV00. Now
Three <)?k China Clonots. glass hark. Ci Arv/v^
Were $275.00. Now v*' OO.OO
One Quartered Oak W<Wtotrd, nil
hand-oarv?Mlf piano finished. Was C..-.p rn
$100.00. Now ^105.50
<hie Mahogany Music Cabinet. ghiss C t ? W
door. Wsk $115.00. Now r* /
Four Turkish Arm Chairs. ass??rt??d Cj i 2^
coverinps. Wore $55.00. Norn ** *i?j*J
Five Quartered ?>sk Tables. 24x24, C* a C
claw foot. Wore $7.50. Now
One lO-foot Maluipny Extension Table C-r no
(roundi. Was $90.00. Now mvD**-*
Thirty-six Indian St??olK, in oak ??r ma
botany finish. Wore $1 SO. Now J
Ono Mahogativ Chiffonier, handsomely 1
Inlaid. Waa $115.00. Now ^IV?
One Quartered Oak Hall Seat. Was C?r on
$125.00. Now sV ?
| One Quartered Oak China Closot. Was C >7 r<-k
$3*.00. Now
| one Mahogany Parlor Cabinet, glass
baek. Was $30.00. Now ^ * 0
Three Hound Quarter-sawed Extension
. Tahloa. IO ft., hand-carved >gs Won; Cja
I $55 00. Now *34-75
Five Oak Revolving Chairs. Were $7.5o.
Three Mahogany I>ressing Table*. Were Ci 1 Ar
$22.0o. Now
Two Oak Ladles' ]?osks, glass back. CJ\ .vi
Were $10.00. Now
One Flemish Oak Pedestal. Was $10.50. ^
Two Oak Bookcascs. glass doors. Were
$14.00. Now N
Twenty assorted Morris < -hairs. Wore t^r Ac
$7.50. Now *0* J
Two Bo* Couches. Were $14.i?0. Now. $9*5^
One Quartered Onk <Jlass-do?
robe. Was $4".00. Now
Four Mahogany Bed llci
ple.-es. Were $10.00. No
Eight assorted Colored
Beds, 4-0. Were $15.l?0. Now....
One Quartered Oak Suite, thn-e pieces. Ci
roll head and footlsutrd. Was $sT?. Now. NMV * J
one Quartered <Hik ?.lasa-door Ward- $26.
Four Mahogany Bed lloom Suites, three
Eight assorted Colored Brass and Iron
Twenty-eight White and Brass Bods, C* j
any sire. Wen* $0.50. Now v?'vm
Three White Bureaus. Were $23.00. CO
Now ?
Four Combination Mattresses. assorted r/-\
ticks. Were Now
Oil" Quarter-Hi Oak S tit?\ throe pie-os. p ?-r
lass on washstand. Was $125.<tO. Now. H / V J
One Brass Bed. 4-K, .1-inch p??ts. W. s j
Now .Vrv J
Two <h:k Bureaus, swell front. Were C17 r(\
$24.<tO. Now ^VVU
Thirty Diamond Springs, all Iron. W.-r ?
One Five-piece Parlor Suite, satin <?4*7 r/-j
damask. Was $75,410. Now n*t/*0
>ne M a h<?gany-finished Chiffonier. Was ^^8.
Two Mahogany Five pi.s o Parlor Sulf s.
$3h.OO. Now
One Tliree-piece Mahogany Parlor Suite.
Was $79.00. Now *.
Three White Chiffonier*. Were $i?.np.
Si* assorted Gilt Chalra. Were $12.00.
One Oak Sideboard. Waa $35.00. Now.
Ten Oak Chiffoniers. Wore $7.80. Now
One Solid Mahogany Rocker. Was
$19.50. Now
Four Solid Oak I?.*Nks. Were $14.On.
Three < >ak Rockers, filter bottoms. Were
$9.50. Now
Two Mahogany Music Cabinets. Were
PM?. Now
Five Mahoganv Satin Damask Arm
Chairs. Were $10.00. Now
Six Mahogany or Oak Tal>ourettos.
Were $3.<m. Now
One Three-piece Mahpgany Parlor Suite.
Was $2.S.oO. Now
Two Mahogany Hookers. Were $7.50,
Four Mahogany Slipper Chairs. Were
Ten Oak Rockers, cane seats. Were
$2.75. Now
One Mahogany Dressing Table. Was
$55.00. Now
Two Mahogany Upholstered Corner
Chairs. Were $16.00. Now
Three Oak Rockers. Were $7.00. Now.
One odd Upholstered Tete-a-Tete. Waa
$15.ini. Now
Six odd Upholstered Chairs. Were
$10.00. Now
Four Oak Tabourettes. Were $4.00.
One Magnificent Oak Dressing Table.
Was $45.00. Now
Two Weathered Oak, Carved-back Arm
Chairs. Were $18.00 Now
Twenty Oak Hookers, woven cane seats
and backs. Were $4.00. Now
$6.50. Now
Was $75.00. Now
>ne Ma!
Wore $90.OO.
Two Quartered Oak Chiffoniers. Wore p/-v
38.00. Now ^3*5?
One Bird's-eye Maple Dressing Table. C^O^,
Was $32.50. Now " ?1<J.OO
One Mahogany Inlaid Arm Chair. Was CtA 'V-i
$32.00. Now ^19.20
$31 -65
Three Oak Sideboards. Were $28.00. ^
One Mahogany Sowing Table. Was 0r
$43.00. Now ^*7 *3
Fifteen Couches, assorted coverings, c, , o
Wert $20.00. Now
Twelve Conches, assorted coverings. ^
Were $12.00. Now
Eight Large-arm Oak Rockers, hlch
baeks. wood or cane seats. Were $4.50.
Tliree Gilt-frame Mirrors, French plate. <?- f. r
Were $10.00. Now ^5-^5
Twenty-five rolls Grass Matting. Was oc
50o. per yard. Now
Twelve styles Dining Room Box Seat or
Chairs, oak. Were $3.50. Now
Five styles Oak Dining Room Chairs. C?T
Were $2.00. Now
Thn?e leather Couches, tufted. Were
$00.00. Now $>30.00
Two Mahogany Bureaus. Wore $90.00. jq
One Quartered Oak China Closet. Was <?A ? nn
$70.00. Now ^42.0U
One "Sleepy Hollow'* Leather Arm C, A Or
Chair. \Va? $2T.?t>. Now
11226 F Street.
8 A great sufferer with pain
g through his back and kidneys,
|[ and sleepless nights, com
menced taking Ripans Tabules,
and was relieved after taking
two packages. He states that
he never took any medicine
which gave him so much relief
as the Tabules, and returns
thanks for the good they have
done him.
At riruittoti.
Tt* Flvr-CVot packrt U enough for u
ordinary ucruhm. Tbe faniHj bottW,
au rent*, nootatn* a supply for a year.
1 Pair
?f Glaaara for rraAtra
and (Mat ansa,
at 91.M.
mm f art.

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