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ASUSEMENTS TONIGHT. Academy-"Across the Pacific," 8 p.m. Chase's-Amelia Summerville and polite vaudeville, 8:15 p.m. Columbia-Mrs. Patrick Campbell in "The Joy of Living.' 8:13 p.m. Empire-"The Gilded World Burlesquers,' 8:15 p.m. Halls of Ancients-Classic reproductions; music; motion pictures. Kernan's-Harry Morri' ""Night o Broadway," 8:15 p.m. Lafayette-Brandon Tynan i "Rodber Emmet," 8:15 p.m. National-William Gillette in "Sherlock Holmes." 8 p.m. Masonic Temple-Poultry show. McKendree M. E. Church-Musical festi val. Willard Ball Room-Two Peabody Re citals. EXCURSIONS TOMORROW. Steamer Macalester for Mount Vernon at 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Steamer Norfolk for Fortress Monroe and Norfolk at 6:30 p.m. Cars leave Aqueduct bridge for Arlington, Fort Myer and Falls Church. Randall line for 'Colon4al Beach, Wirt's wharf and intermediate landings at 7 a.m. Steamer Estelle Iandall for Glymont and intermediate landings at 9:30 a.m. Weems line for Baltimore and river land ings at 4 p.m. Slush, Ice and Snow. All of these unpleasant things are regular afflictions in Washington durIng the good old wintertime. But it is easy to -escape them at less than the coat of a trip to the seaside. How? By going to Jamaica. It's south of Cuba, and it has a climate of per petual June. Ask any one who has been there, or write C. C. Buckman. ingr. United Fruit Co., 205-207 Bowly's wharf, Balti more. Md. Charles Mansfield. forty-eight years old, living at 704 Ith street southeast, became ill at 8th and G streets southeast last night about 8 o'clock. The patrol wagon respond ed to a message sent to the fifth police sta tion and the sick -man was removed to the Casualty Hospital. He recovered in a short time and was able to go home. Interesting Exhibit at Center Market. The splendid displays of choice Washing ton-dressed Beef, Southdown Lamb, etc., at KEANE'S. 34-51 Center - market and I Wholesale Row, never fail to attract great attention. None finer obtainable. The Best the Market Affords in the way of Meats, Poultry. Vegetables, Fruits. Canned Goods. &c.. will be found ir great variety at CHAS. H. JERMAN'S Home Market. 11th and I. Guaranteed prices. The Coming of Xmas. -makes economy a general aim. Household expenses will be found materially reduced if. Instead of baking, Schneider's "Malt" Bread Is used. At grocers', 5c. loaf. A cry of fire was raised last night because smoke was seen coming from the house of James Welsh. 510 4% street southwest, and No. 4 engine company was called out. When the firemen reached the house they found no blaze. The police were unable to ascertain what caused the smoke, accord ing to a report made to police headquar ters. The Butter Most Homes Use -!s the "Elgin Creamery," sold at Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.'s Stores. Fa mous for its uniform purity, freshness and delicious flavor. Only 32c. pound. Go to Rice's Studio and have your portraits made in his latest st3 les for holiday presents. Important to men. Inspect our Fine Tai lor-made Overcoats (slightly used). Very best, at prices to please people with limited means. The reliable Justh's OldStand,619D. To Coffee Connoisseurs. The finest cup quality Is obtained by using KIN-HIEE MOCHA AND JAVA. If your grocer doesn't keep It he can-get it for you. B. B. EARNSHAW & BRO., Agents. Try Kenny's 25c. Java and Mocha Coffee. the best coffee on earth for the money. C. D. Kenny Co., 8 city stores. AUCTION SALES. Today. James W. Ratcliffe, auct., 920 Pa. ave. n.w.-Trustees' sale of Nos. 15W6, 1508 and 1512 9th st. n.w., 1516 Columbia st. n.w., 16 0th st. n.w. and 132% 5th st. n.w.. on Wednesday. Dec. 10. at 4 p.m. Michael J. rolbert, Julius A. Maedel and. R. Newton Donaldson. trustees. Tomorrow. C. 0. Sloan & Co., aucts., 1407 G st. n.w. Sale of household appointments, &c., on Dec. 11 and 12. at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, at auction rooms. James W. Ratcliffe. auct., 920 Pa. ave. nw.-Trustees' sale of Nos. 608 and 610 6th st. nw., on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. Michael J. Colbert, Julius A. Maedel and R. Newton Donaldson, trustees. Bro'wn & Tolson, aucts., 1400-1411 New York are. n.w.-Initial sale of household furniture. &c., on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 am.; also, at 12 in.. vehicles, harness, &c., at atuction rooms. CITY AND DISTBICT. Grand Armay Election. The annual election by Gleorge G. Meade Post. No. 5. l. A. R.. of officers and of rep rentatives and alternates to the Potomac Department Encampment, G. A. R., took place last night in Grand Army Hall. The following named were elected: Commander, L. HI. Patterson; senior vice commander, A. A. Maxim; junior viee commander, Al fred Shaw; quartermaster, Charles Mat thews; chaplaIn, Rev'. Henry S. Stevens; surgeon, Dr. T. L. Matchett; officer of the day. E. A. Wilber; officer of the guard, Albert Carew; trustee (for five years , Calvin Farnsworth; representatives, R. H. Marcellus. Charles Mattnews, E. A. Wilber, Alfred Shaw, William M. King. Charles Bi. Haring, Judge C. F. Scott and Frank A. Roderlek; alternates, C.harles F. Garrette, William R. Ramsey. Peter S. Lesh. J. J. Bain, Asaph Dodge, Albert Carew. John Riley and Louis P. Siebold. Congratulatory remarks followed.. Blackburn-Lane Sale. Sloans Gallery. 1407 G. street, was crowd ed today with lovers of rare and beautiful antique furniture, etc., and many pieces were sold very low. Sale continues tomor row and Friday. at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, by order of Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn. administrator.-Adyt. Sudden Death. Mirs. Margaret O'Brien. sixty years old, died suddenly last night about 8 o'clock at her home, 108 B street northwest. Dr Bailey was sent for as soon as it wasi known she was ill, but she was dead whet he reached the house. Coroner Nevitt wai summoned to make an investigation. He found that Mrs. O'Brien's death was due t< natural causes, and gave the necessar) death certIficate. Exhibit and Sale of Water Colors. A number of beautiful water colors are now on exhibition in S. J. Venable's gal. lery. 004 9th street. All are artistic and prttty subjects. cleverly treated by the ablest water color artists of the day. Spe cial sale prices prevail, to the advantage ol Xmas buyera.-Advt. Request Deaied. Louisa A.- Walsh of 17.4 82d street north west has written to the Commtssioners ask ing .tlht they remove a fir, hydrant fron In front of her premismee. The superintend eat 0! the water department has invited at. tentisa to a report made by- the foremen em the yater department In regarf'to the mat. ter, and recommends that Mrs. Walsh -b - led rt iros SERVES IN THRE WAM EXP1ERRI gCO 0 MIBB 1" AN AAMY NURSE. Was in China During a Part of Boxer Disturbances-In Cuba and Philippines. a. Miss Alice S. Kemmer, an ex-member of the Army Nurse Corps of the United States, army, who is in Washington for the winter, has a record for which she is envied by all the members of her profession. She is a survivor of three wars-the Spanlsh-Ameri can, the Chinese. and the Philippine; during which she rendered valiant services ahd won the admiration of the entire army and the respect and esteem of all those to whom she ministered. Speaking of her army service to a Star reporter she said: "Soon after the Spanish-American war broke out, I entered the army as. a con tract nurse, and saw service at Chicka mauga, Savannah. Jacksonville and in Cuba. When the war was over I came back to the United States, and, after spending'a short vacation at my home in Marion, Ind., went to the Presidio of San --Francsco, where I entered the Army Nurse Corps. I was assigned, with several other nurses, to accompany General Chaffee and the Sixth. United States Cavalry to the Philippines. When we arrived in Nagasaki. Japan, Gen eral Chaffee was Informed of the Boxer up rising in China, and received orders from the War Department to proceed with all possible haste to the scene of action. I was in China during a part of - the upyising, serving in Pekin and Tien Tsin and ac companied General Chaffee to the Philip pines, where it was originally intended we should go direct, and where I remained un til last July." The Siege of Pekin. Telling of her experience in China, she said: "We nurses were in Tien Tsin during the march of the allied forces and the siege of. Pekin and treated the majority of all the American soldiers who were wounded dur ing the march and in the storm against the city. All the wounded and sick soldiers were sent to us from the line of march down the Pei Ho river to Tien Tsin. The majority of the patients treated by us were medical cases rather than surgical.o Our boys suffered principally from heat exhaus tion, sunstroke, dysentery, and typhoid fever; I remember we had two members of the Boxer band for treatment. "After the battle of Yang Tsung we had a great many surgical cases. During that fight the Americans were so quick to oc cupy a position from which they had driven the Chinese that the English troopers did not note the change and fired a number of volleys, with telling effect. As soon as the dreadful mistake was noticed, the British general sent their surgeons to assist the American doctors in caring for our boys upon whom they had accidentally fired. "There were comparatively few men kill ed or wounded in the battle of Tung Chow. After the fray was over the soldiers of the allied forces looted the city, carrying away silk, silver, shoes, fur and jade. Pour Nations Represented. "Next the allies marched on Pekin. There were only four nations represented i this battle-the United States, Russia, Japan and England-the forces of Austria, France, Germany and Italy arriving after the city had fallen. After the fall of the city I went there, where typhoid fever was prevalent during the summer and pneumonia during the winter and spring. The great amount of pneumonia in China may be attributed to the great dust storms. After.each of these storms a large number of guards would be brought to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. "While in Pekin I went sightseeing, vis iting the summer and winter palaces, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, stood in the "Center of the Universe" and reclined on tire satin couch of the emperor. One thing I noticed was that the Chinese emperor had an immense collection of musi cal instruments of all kinds, civilized as well as barbarous designs. There were al ways two of everything. Of each kind of chair I saw In the palaces there were two, exactly alike, and there was a surprising number of clock, two of each kind." Experiences in Philippines. Miss Kemmer has an abundance of remi niscences of the life of an army nurse in the Philippines. Her descriptions of the death of many soldiers make one shudder. During her services in the Philippines she volunteered to care for two smallpox pa tients in an Isolation hospital. One of the patients was the wife -of an officer and the other an enlisted man. Miss Kemmer had never had the disease, but despite this she offered her services. For this act she was given special recognition in general orders sent out from the War Department and earned the title of "Most heroic woman nurse in the army." 4 Good News for Housewives. Choice Elgin Creamery Butter may be had at 32c. lb. of D. William Oyster, 340 Center market. Western and West End mkts. Advertisement. Alleged Assault. Edward L. Jordan, president of the Retail Liquor Dealers' Association, reported to Policeman Sylvester Murphy last night that! he had been assaulted in the saloon of Gus tavus White, 809 7th street northwest. The condition of his face showed that he had not experienced smooth sailing during the evening. His eye was discolored and slight ly cut. The affair occurred about 11:30 o'clock. Policeman Murphy reached the saloon a few minutes after the trouble was over. He did not witness any part of the row and could not make an arrest. Unless the injured man procures a wat-rant today the policeman will swear out a writ and en deavor to have the affair settled in court. Many Old People Have Cancer. IThousands of people come or send every year to Dr. B. F. Bye for h-is Balmy Oil to cure them of cancer and other malignant diseases. Out of this number a great many very old people, whose ages range from seventy to one hundred years, on accoun-t of distance and Infirmities of age, send for home treatment. A free book is sent telling what they say of the treatment. Dr. B. F. Bye, Indianapolis. Ind.-Advt. Election of Encampment Officers. At a regular assembly of Encampment No. 111, UnIon Veteran Legion, held at Its hall, 314 and 316 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, Friday evening, December 6, the following were elected officers for the en suing year: Fred R. Sparks, colonel; Ed ward Quigley, lieutenant colonel; C. B. Wilder, major; Rev. H. N. Couden, chap lain; W. M. Newell, M. D., surgeon; W. L. Foulke, quartermaster; James A. Allen, offi cer of the day; Daniel O'Connell, trustee for three years. The first colonel of this encampment was Gen. Green Clay Smith, who died a few years ago. All of the succeeding colonels, in their order, were present, as follows: Philip Metsger, Oliver Shaw, T. J. Shannon, W. T. Pierson, Herbert H. Ray, W. L. Himes, WV. K. Hillyer, William Wilson, J. F. Allison, and the present colonel, J. MI. Elmore. A jolly time of good comradeship succeed ed the election, the social features conclud ing with a smoker and card party. Meet me at "The Rosery,"' 1110 F.-Advt. cord Weather Stops Work. The present cold snap has caused a comn piete cessation of work on the new bulld ings at the Washington Barracks Park. the mortar freezing on the boards before the men can use it. The foundations are completed along the western side of the park between the general hospital and the residence of the commanding officer for .flve or six new buildings, and the bricks are on the ground for the brieklayers to start work as soon as the weather will permit. Work is to -be poshed on these buildings In orear to have thet -eedy for occupancy as soon as gessible. The 914 sasenal buildings now used' asqasrb the tout naosspanteeo e g~e here are to be thor -bt WASHINGTON BYMPHONY OPeul" TRA-Washingtn hasa symphony "rebes tra. This fact was denonstrated beyond a peradventure yesterday afternoon at the National Theater to a jnest ptsat yoga, dience from an artistic and fnancial view point. Reginald de. Kven's baton weMded magic sway for two hours. Not only did it control to the most exacting artistic nice ty the aggregati:n of zius!clans which maKe up the Washington Symphoqy Orelstra, but -its rythmic oscillatiohe found sympa thetic and ready response In the personality of every individual making up the audiefice. From the first volley of melody, when the rare richness of tone, which is the soul satisfying reality of an orchestra, to the hand-clapping ovation to which Mr. - de Koven responded at the conclusion of the last number, there was nothing but gpod entertainment. Mr. de Koven's selection of program was as happy and well-tuned as his painstaking work in its rehearsal had been. It was varied and gave Mr. de Koven an opportunity to display his versatility Iii reading, containing as it did the composi tions of - Wagner, Beethoven and Strauss. He showed his complete mastery of 'his force and emphasised his claims to leader ship. The selection from Wagner was the Vorspeil from "The Metstersinger;" that from Beethoven was the Seventh Sym phony, and the Strauss number was the "Kuensolerleben Walser." The symphony was the best performance. and of that the presto movement; but the whole program was given with a unison and finish that was unexpected from a band that had been together but so short a time. If this same force can be kept to gether, before the series of concerts is finished the work will compare favorably with older orchestras, for the members take an interest aside from the matter of salary, and that is a great factor in ensem ble playing. Another evidence- of complete discipline and good work was in the accom paniment which the orchestra played to the solo of Mr. Musin In the Mendelssohn con certo, which was in every movement care ful and tasteful, never dominating, but supporting the soloist. It was one of the best accompaniments that has been heard here in a long time, and had the orchestra done nothing else, it would have proved its efficiency as an organization of which the city may well be proud. Mr. Ovide Musin. the Belgian violinist, was the soloist, and he played, as has been intimated. the Mendelssohn concerto and a caprice of his own composition. In the later number he was accompanied by Mr. E. H. Droop upon the piano very efficiently, and in response to the demand for an en core Mr. Musin played the Berceuse No. 2, by Renard, with muted strings, with ex quisite daintiness and effect. Mr. Musin's reputation is well established. He has complete technical control over his instrument, and he plays with authority and effect gained by long experience on the concert stage. The audience was large and appreciative. The applause was liberal, for very one felt that the organization should be encouraged, and was gratified with the praiseworthy work done. MAiRTIN HIARVEY IN THE ONLY WAY.-Martin Harvey, the distinguished young English actor, will on Monday next, December 15, produce at the Columbia The ater Freeman Wills' adaptation of Charles Dickens' great novel, "A Tale of Two Cities," known as "The Only Way." Mr. Hat -ey, who is making an extended Ameri can tour under the management of Messrs. Iiaw & Erlanger, was not only the creater of the part of Sydney Carton when he pro duced the play early In 1890 at the Lyceum Theater, but it was his performance in this drama which brought him to the front in a .night and signalized him at once as Eng land's greatest young romantic actor. Mr. Harvey is surrounded by Lyceum traditions as well as by several members of the old Lyceum company. William Haviland, Ful ler Mellish, Miss Amy Coleridge and Miss N. de Silva have been here several times before with Henry Irving. These artists play the important parts, respectively, of Defarge, Stryner, Lucie Manette and Mimi. Percy Anstey Impersonates Darnay, Pat Alexander Mr. Lorrey and Fred Powell the president, and last, but not least, Fred Wright, sr., plays Dr. Manette. THE WILDERNESS.-Charles Frohman's Empire Theater Company comes to the Na tional this week In Henry V. Esmond's so ciety comedy. "The Wilderness." The an nouncement of the appearance of this or ganization, now in Its thirteenth year, has created more than ordinary interest. Seats for the engagement will go on sale tomorrow morning. The Empire Company is headed by Charles Richman and Margaret Anglin, who so splendidly established themselves last season in "Mrs. Dane's Defense." The story of "The Willerness" is that of. a young girl who has been trained by an'ambitious mother to look forward to a marriage for money and social position as the duty and principal purpose of a young woman's life. The supporting company includes William Courtleigh, W. H. Crompton, E. Y. Backus, Lawrence D'Orsay, George Osbourne, Jr., Frank Brownlee, Ethel Hornick, Mrs. Thomac Whiffen, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Kate Pattison-Seiten, Grace Gallaher, Amy Meers, Kitty Barriscale and Master Donald Gallaher. "BEYOND PARDON.' -Lavinia Shannon, the star of Fred G. Ross' company present ing "Beyond Pardon," is to appear here at the Lafayette Opera House the week of December 15, and her many Washington friends will have an opportunity of wit nessing Miss Shannon's rendition of a part which has added much to her fame. Among the members of the company sup porting Miss Shannon Is Miss Austina Mason, a Washington girl, and niece of the star, who has made an equally favorable reputation for herself as an actress by the finished manner in which she portrays an up-to-date servant. "THE BARON'S LOVE STORY." Chase's polite vaudeville program for next week will assemble a wide variety of at tractions, the number including Mr. and Mrs. Clay Clement and company, Thomas J. Ryan and Miss Mary Richfield, the Pantzer Trio, Mamie Remington and her quartet of pickaninnies, the Brothers Mar tine, Tom Brown and Edith Navarre and the vitagraph motion pictures, "A Trip Across the Atlantic." Clay. Clement and Mrs. Clement form the most important recent ac'quisition in vaudeville, and in "The Baron's Love Story" they are said to have a charming comedy sketch that has all the elements of popularity. Mr. Clement has been for a decade what might be called "a fixed star." and his annual tours have been highly successful in every sense, par ticularly in the "New Dominion,'' an idyllic comedy from Mr. Clement's own pen. Will M. Cressy's one-act character com edy with its laughable Hibernianisms will be the means of introducing Thomas J. Ryan and Miss Mary Richfield. It is called "Mag. Haggerty's Father," and Mr. Ryan's role Is the most congenial he has ever had. and undoubtedly the one in which he is most appreciated by his admirers. "A MOUNTAIN OUTLAW.'"-In Warner & Altman's production of "A Mountain Out law," which will be seen at the Academy of Music one week (usual matinees) begin ning Monday, December 15,. a reai stage coach is used. .This coach hits attached to It much of interest. -When the production was built the proprietors of "A Mountain Outlaw" sent west for one of trhe old-style coaches, and were informed that such ve hicles were not to be had. After marny ef forts had been made a friend in the west informed Mr. Warner that the Deadwood Stage Coach Company had two of thesei vehicles, which were preserved on account of the historic Interest attached to them. The company consented to allow one of the vehicles to be used in the production, and it will be a part of the play when it is seen In this city. DAINTY PAREE BURLESQUERS.-The Dainty Paree Buriesquers will come back to the Emp Ire Theater next week. This attraction held the boards at tae above theater some two months ago an:' w such satisfaction as to warrant the ' of a return engagement. However. be seen here next week in almost :. tirely new dress and with new vauderville features. Prominent among the new acts which will be seen here is the "Wateagqelon Trust," including Messa's. Coates and Grun dy and the Misses Lulu Coatesg, Tinna Ru... sell and Susie Grundy. This act is said. to be one of the best of its kind in vaudeville. Other new acts are Shattuc and Bernsard and Morrissey and Cameron. The susnal burlesques will be given. "THE BRIGADIES"-'Trhe Bigadiers" will present the progra~ni of vaudeville and burlesque at the Lyceum ' '1eater nex week.- Chief among the features will be John A. West, **The muusical ]Browulfe" Palmar and. avy neu and e-S disans; Hayes and pe. Wills and -~g, 6~dISa Wled, -In ospit. ath nmicaI event Of 0 WVAbbWtU masie lovers- took the same time the initial concert- Of the Wash ington hony It isume1e[ be arranged so that a es *11 not have to be made betwee -two perform Ihees. The Knelsel consisted of only two n e t these. were of such rare beauty tha concert may be coideedone of the^ thoroughly sat Isfactory -er give If excelledt or ganization. . The firt,' ahubert's quar tet in A ntlinor, opr ented' f6r the first time here by Mr and a sextet by Tschaikowsky, wto violins, two violas and two violonaais, op. -70, entitled Souvenir de Florence, This latter was tmdsbl interesting as a composition, deplctiui g it does the - Im pressions made by thd icity of Florence upon this great Runsnan-nster of music. The contrast between -the Italian and Russian temperament was so clearly brqught out as to be Ieenly felt, while the nelody and harmony, especially of the sec ond - movement, the eiagio, was - iMply overpowering in its beauty. This wax-given for the third time at those concerts and one may almost wish that. it will not be the last. The quartet played with its usual skill; their accuracy of phrasing and fineness of shading -being beyond criticism and their unison complete. They had to assist them in the Tschaikowsky sextet two worthy as sociates, Messrs. Max Zach,- viola, and J. Keller, violoncello, both members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. STREET IMPV,, &OV1n lT. Mount Pleasant Citizens to Assist in Procuring an Aepropriation. The Mount Pleasant Citizens' Association again discussed 16th street last night at the regular December meeting, held at the Stratford. A special committee, composed of E. B. Townsend, B. W. Holman and Louis P. Shoemaker, was appointed to ap pear before the committees of Congress to assist the Commissioners in securing the $50,000 appropriation for beginning the sm provement of 16th street extended. This amount has been estimated for by the Com missioners, and if it is secured much work can be- done during the next fiscal year. A letter from Col. John Biddle, the Engi neer Commissioner- of .the District, - Was read, stating that the question as to plac ing a center parking in 16th street extended has not been acted upon as yet. The asso ciation opposes this style of improvement, desiring a clear roadway. Messrs. J. J. Duffy, Norton M. Little and E. B. Stocking were elected to membership In the association. A resolution to renumber houses on Kene saw avenue near the proposed junction w!ta 16th street extended - was referred to- the committee on streets and sidewalks.. A resolution was adopted requesting the Commissioners to extend the asphalt- pav ing on- 14th street as far as the thorough fare has been widened beyond Park street, and also requesting the Capital Traction Company to extend Its line of railway as far north as Lydecker avenue. Mr. Shoe maker, who offered the resolution, declared the shifting and parking of cars at the .present terminus of the Traction Compary are a menace to drivers. Meet me at "The Rosery," 1110 F.-Advt. Entertained- ifa lriends. The Cranford Paviig ompany entertain ed Its patrons and friestiditast evening from ,4 to 6 o'clock at a'remption in its new offices, which comprisS the entire ninth floor of the new Hooe LJfe building. The officers and employ' composed the recep tion committee andwzaotid as hosts. The committee was compume4f J. H. Cranford, president and treasuren- Percy Cranford, vice president and gfi 1 manager; H. S. Houghton, secretaryn Jsm Stewart, R. J. Beall, Warren F. Bdenimor and George H. Beall. A buffet lunchiowas served. The guests numbered severakhundred, -including officiats of the Distrtt, rhiefs of the differ ent branches-under Tie local government, a number of architecttsand bfiess men. Among those wo were present during the evening were H. -H..vDarneille, Alex. Mc Kenzie, C. B. Hunt, D.E-MeCornb, R. D. Simons, As Y- Lakemao H. -. Moss, L. P. Bradshaw., Maji'ev bad Sylvster, U. - M. Woodward; A.! W.7 Dow, W. P.- Richards, - Moncure Burke, Wilhamo.' Meyers, E. E. Helm,- C. C. Rogers, Thomas J. Fisher, Daniel E. Garges, A. Tweedale, Daniel Don ovan. J. M. Watson,- R. M. Barr, R. W. Dare, J. H. Crawford, -Percy Crawford, John Stewart, Howard Fisk, H. S.- Hough ton,- George H. Beall, W. F. Brenizer, Thomas M. Gale, Thomas Kirby, It. 1. Beall, Col. John Stephen Sewell, U.S.A., James H. Hif, Paul J. Pelz, Thomas Mul lett, Fred Mullett. Joseph Richardson, John McGregor, Frank L. Hanvey, W. P. Lips comb, W. T.- Galliher, Charles Galliher, Charles G. Smith, jr., Vernon Knox and E. S. Alvord. Flynn's Business College, 8th and K. Business, shorthand, typewriting, $25 a year. -Advertisement. The Kearney to Be Laid Up. The Fort Foote station of the Engineer Battalion of the United States army has, It Is stated, been used -.by the engineers from Washington barracks for the last time this winter, and the barracks and grounds of the old fort are in charge of an ordnance sergeant. The lighter Kearney, which has been used to transport the men from this city to Fort Foote, is lying at the Washington barracks wharf and will shortly go into winter quarters, under the charge of Capt. Sam B. Davis. All her awnings and summer paraphernalia are now being removed from the boat and stor ed away at the barracks. Visit the West End Market, Cor. 22d & P sta. Open every week day. All the best dealers represented.-Advt. Charge of Forgery Nolle Prossed. The charge of forgery against Lewis Edward Wright, a former member of the police force, who was attached to the fifth precinct, was nolle prossed by Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Given of the Police Court this morning. In May laat Wright, it is said, gave a note for $11 to A. T. Trussell, payable Tues day of last week at the Second National Bank and bore what was purported to be the signatures of W. A. Hixon and~ W. C. Balderson, police officers. The note went to protest, it is understood, and when the indorsers were nmotified it was afterward said that their signatures were forged. The case was- dropped at the request of Balder son. as t-he warrant was issued on his complaint. New -hasteh te-*ee, '~he Stanhope ham.:st2 the corner of New Jersey avefibe d-asteet north west, has recente- als a branoh Star office, whet.e mets -Will be re ceived r 'regulass me4as eest a word for Rooms Fqu aidt, ted'e Help and Situations. In Recogniien frim- ndered. Police Lieut.-Byrmos forwarded 38 to the superintendent# p~ice, given to Pri vate J. A. Coniaors: W OON Ruppert In rec ognition of. servrices etdied. Acting Lieut. H. B. Elliott has also awarded to head quarters 55 received~iy *tivate R. A. San ders for the arrest - hrt.- Burnley, a fugitive from the esWndtra Reform School of Virginia. 5yla vester ads rec ommended in both U at2| per cent of the amounts be cr~3the eitbrens helmet fund sad tU officors -may re tain the rest. Liver mnd Kidneys it' is Jdghly 4apostst-that -thee aegens-ahete properly pertakm thiii sometia. -- When taet hmetomaat Ismasm stla cas. qad beek,. bat ygnamrssy St the~isinrwama einslag - ATTOEDT TTO h90 n UaM ==mw orP Mumore. Width of Z Btre.t Goveras-1trwActr to e Urinated an Iawrence Corporation Counsel A. B. Duvall ba submitted an opinion to the District Com missloners In which he holds that a struc ture erected on 8- street at the point whern It merges with -Pennsylvania avenue neal 14th street must be limited in height to the width of E street; that In, ninety feet. Al bert Carry and Robert Portner, having se cured the Hotel lAwrence property, on E street just west of the National Theater with a view to erecting a modern hote there, asked the Commissioners whethei or not they would be permitted to build ul to the limit of 130 feet, as Is allowed on Pennsylvania avenue. The Inspector o buildings expressed himself as being in fa vor of the niaximun height. Mr. Duval does -not take this view of the matter After quoting the law on the subject, he says: "The determination of the question of the height of this building is dependent upon 'the width of the. street in Its front,' and tile claim of a right to build in excess o: ninety feet in height is based upon the con. tention that the confronting park or reser vation is not to be considered in estimating the width of E street. and that the north limit of said park is not the south building line of E street, but is merely an imag inary line In continuation of the south building line of E street east of 13th street Established Width. "When the parking system was placed under the control of the chief of engineer of the United States army the width of E street at the point In question had then been established by the Improvement of its roadway and the sidewalk on both sides and the control of the streets. as thus rec ognized and established, In my opinion, re mained, and still remains, in the Commis eloners up to the north line-of the reserva tion or trapezoid, viz., to the south building line of E street east of 13th street project ed due west, and the jurisdiction and con trol of the Commissioners there terminates "Whatever may have been the status 01 said space formed by the confluence of said streets prior to said act of Congress of July 1, 1899, 1 am of the opinion that the legal effect of Its designation as a reserva tion in the report and map of the officer Ir chArge of public buildings and grounds was to make it a public reservation In the same sense and to the same extent as reserva tions designated as such upon the origina plan of the city of Washington; and that consequently, said lot (excepting the west ernmost twenty-two feet front thereof: does not front upon Pennsylvania avenue, but upon E street, and that the width of l street in front of the easternmost forty eight feet of said lot is ninety feet. "I apprehend that if an assessment for paving Pennsylvania avenue was levied against the lot In question in this case the owners could successfully contest such assessment as to the easternmost forty eight feet front thereof, on the ground tha1 it did not front or abut or adjoin Penn sylvania avenue. "Although the location of this lot is such that - it practically fronts Pennsylvania avenue, and It Is difficult to see how a building erected there of greater height than ninety feet would be within the mis chiefs Intended to be prevented by the act of March 1, 1899; yet I am unable to ad vise that the Commtssioners have authority to permit.the eregtion of a building on said lot In excess of the height of ninety feet.' The Commissioners have not yet acted upon the matter. Rain or Shine. Sale of upright piano, carpets and gen eral assortment of household effects at Brown & Tolson's, 1400 and 1411 New Yorlk avenue, tomorrow at 10 a.m.-Advt. Getting Ready for Ice-Breaking. The -large tug M. Mitchell Davis of this city is hauled out on a marine railway ai Baltimore to have her hull covered with metal in order to protect it against the Ice -through which she will run while towing on the bay. The Davis will also be fitted with an ice plow to enable her to break heavy ice this winter. All the tug boats employed in towing on the river are preparing to put their Ice beaks on. Nearly all the larger tug boats owned here will be equipped. FOR LOAP'S SEN Scalp and Hair. Something for Mothers to Think About. E!very child born into the world with an inherited or early developed tendency to distressing, disg. uring humours of the skin, scalp and blood, becomes an object of the most tender solicitude. not only because of Its suffering, but because of the dread f ul fear that the disfiguration is to be lifelong and mar Its future happiness and prosperity. Hence it becomes the duty of mothers of such afflicted chil dren to acquaint themselves with the best, the purest and most effective treatment available. That warm baths with Cuticura Soap to cleanse the skin and scalp of crusts and scales, and gentle applications of Cuticura Ointment to instantly allay itching, irritation and inflammation, and soothe and heal, are ail that can he desired for the alleviation of the suffering of skln-tortured infants and children, and the comfort of worp-out, worried mothers, has been demonstrated in count lese homes in every land. Their absolute safety, purity and sweetness, instantaneous and grateful relief, speedy cure, and great economy leave noth ing more to be desired by anxious parents. Millions of women use Cuticura Soap, for pre serving, purifying and beautifying the skin, for eansingr the scalp of crusts, scales and dandruff, and the stopping -of falling hair, for softening, whitening and soothing red, rough and sore hands, for baby rashes, ifehings and chsings, ad in the form of washes for annoyng Irritations and i. Old Reserve Rye Whiskey, I $l t. -A high-elas middle grade - a whIskeye the 19stnrd ChrisXander's - .909 7th St. ';on --In style-in quality, and; in fact, in every particular Shoe fo me ae4ecMdMd ly distinctve. correct for day or dress. Two Peabody Recitals. WMXNNM IM 1, A&r 6:-W F.m. KANeA3Ir C? WAn. A...... and nes3em R4awne ne-em MGNDAY. Dc. 15. AT 6:15 p.. mner urnuoy. . . . . . P..1 New Willard Ball Room. )erfe Tiehet, $L.. IMoge Tibt. ". An ats am.eea, at D.v. M..1 .. .Lad D.eetm. Mr. &a..t PmInat. . ne2.0 -de.56* .19.4t.35 New National Theater., Mbe 4 01 theater ia WeI.agtes Wherim evedwoo Ameseen amnd flegts atn the erst G amt. EONIGHT AND EACH EVE. THIS W AT IL SATURDAY MATINEE AT 2. CHARLES FROHMAN Presents WILLIAM -IILLETTE Sherlock Holmes. t he att A ea a := at the notieee Will he seated eafM at ind at the bAm ae SAUm -roOnnOW V Fe the Engagemet Nest Week e Charles Frohaian's Empire Theater Company, Iaelsdig CHARLES RICHMAN & K.LaDZr ANGLIN, in THIE WILDERNESS. delO-2t An Illustrated Lecture -QN T HEB--. CIVIL WAR. VieWs by Brady EWlored). Will hie Given at ?10 PA. AVE.. HALL Op rxio vaimmuA LIO[ON.IBY MRS. MIRA MIRRILL METCALF Under Auslees of Ladies' Auxiliary. U. V. L. Friday Evening, Dec. 12, at 8 O'cApk. it ADMI14NS kop Columbia." T."* TONIGHT AT.A:W Mrs. Patrick Campbell SUPPORTED BY Frederic Kerr And Her London Company. TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. Tb cbz dJif?f [L~w~nngj Thursday. AUNT JENNIE; Friday. THE SEC DND MRS. TANQUERAY; Sat. Mat., MAGDA. Next Week-Seats Thusday '" ARTM RARYEY "ThE OLY WAY." dabO ACADEMY. SEE THE GREAT CADEM* BLO)CK HOU'SE SCENE& MATS: TUES.. THURS. AND SAT. ALL SEATS, 25e. !VENINGS (Reserved Seats), 25 AND 50 CENTS. THE MILITARY SPECTACLE, HARRY CLAY BLANEY IN Across the Pacific. Next Week-"A MONTANA OUTLAW." deS-5t. 15 LAFAY TT E*'" THIS WEIK, J. Wesley Rosenquest MArIE BRANDON BE" SEAT& 2c. TYNAN Eves.., Good .Rests, 25C. AND 50c. All - ' ROBERT Box Offee Opens atEM T 8:30. TeL 1586. EMMET r THE DAYS OF 1N. As giren 102 Ights In New York. Rext Week-Lavinla Shannon in "Beyond Pardoam.' de8-5t.20 HALLS OF THE ANCIENTS. OPEN 9:30 A.M. TO 10 P.M. AMUSEMENT AND EDUOATIONAL CENTER. NO OTHER PLACE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD. Motion Pictures. THROUGH CHINA AND JAPAN. DELIGHTFUL MUSIC. 25 Cents. MOTION PICTURES-2:30. 4:30 AND 8 P.M. de8-t-14 SE EXCISIVEL Y C;HAE95POITE VAU-DEVILLE. DAILY MAT.. 25c.; EVE'S. 25 AND 50c. A BILL THAT MUST NOT BE MISSED. iiflDnmAMrrnn IfjU~l r jsoelety Monologne. EUGENE O'ROURKE & CO. In "PAltLOR A." Leo Dervalto. Lamar and Gabriel. Queen ILi'a lawallan Troubadours. Nat Ia Roy. Minnie Wood ord, "Bluebeard" Motion Pietures and the Foot Nexrt Week--Mr. and Mrs. Clay Clement. Ryla nd Rlchaeld, &c. de8-St-IS House of Burlesque. SmokIng Permitted. EE gMATINEE D)AILY, R , 15e. AND Se. THIS WEEK. Burke Bros. and Wise Mike, Baily & Madison -5 OTHER ACTS-5 2-BIG BURLESQUES-3 EXTRA-THE CUBAN WONDER will mnet aR comers-S50 to any be faIls to throw In ilnates. Next Week--DAINTY PAREE BIURLESQUERS. de8-5t.15 KERN AN'S MAT INSE DAI"Y: 25c. ALL THIS WEEK, Harry Morris' NIGHT ON BROAWAY. An AdaptatIon of the ReIgning Berlin Success, Berlin Narh Elf. Next Week-THE BRIGADIERIS. de8-St,15 ANNUAL Pouetry Show, AT MASONIC TEMPLE, 9th and F Sts. N.W., [)ecember 9, 1011, 12, 13. An Interesting Exhibition of Fancy, Poultry, Pigeons and Pet Stock. Professional Exhibition of Valuable Cat By the Wyashington Cat Club. D~oors Open From 9-a.mn. to ir p. Admnission, 25c. Children, i~c. EVERYBODY GOES. Arlington, Myer, Falls Church, FROM AimDEDCk EU~ Ofl AiF MOIIEX. FOR MO0UNT VERNON, -orva mdne e by fume N gin at Indian Kd. Information was bengbt here yesterday afternoon by. Wse, eoers of the steamer Ustella Ranall of the killing In a railway eroeslng aocident of a man named Sweeney, & 'arpenter. from this city, employed in some work on the new buildings at Indian 1ead. The deceased was on his way to Work early yesterday morning, when he ain struek by one of the shifting engines weed on the railway through the proving ground, and wag ground to- pieces under the. wheels of the engine. The body, it is understood, Will be sent here for burial. For Ocmahd.s Demanding the Best Get "Old Braddock" Maryland Rye. By reason of Its purity it excels for me dicinal as well as social uses. Grocers', cafe., clubs. Jas. Clark Distilling Co., D. P. Mc Carthy, mgr., 610 Pa. ave. 'Phone 1096. It A local alarm -of fire was sent in yester day afternoon about & o'clock because of a blase in the chimney at the home of John Shelton. 624 E street southeast. No. 8 en gine company responded, and the blase was extinguished before any damage was done. When You Do Your Xmas Baking -use our California Brandy for flavoring mince pies, plum pudding, etc. 75c. and $1 qt. Donnelly's, 14th and I. 'Phone 401 M. It If The Elbows Are Worn on The Saxony Wool Jacket Or Sweater You Got From Us 4-5 Years Agb, We Furnish New Sleeves. C. Auerbach, 7 & H. Domestic Sewing Machine Office. it Ladies, You Can Save Money. Fashion Cloak Co. of New York closing out their samples. Suits from $10 to $50. $12.50 Jackets for $7.50. Overstock of furs. $15 Fox Furs. $10. $10 Hats at $5. $12 Skirts, $6.50. Fashion Co., 720 9th at. d10-tf All Kinds Old Carpets Woven Into Handsome Rugs, oriental effect. Portieres of silk scraps. Rag Carpets. Address Rugs, 439 2d s.e. It* The Only Store Up-Town Where you can get fancy groceries, wines and liquors, fresh meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables. Win. T. Reed, 19th & Pa. ave. de9-5t 29e. For Men's and Boys' 50c. Cloth Driving Gloves, Wool Lining, Leather Fac ing. C. Auerbach. 7 & H. Importer of Sax ony Wool Jackets & Sweaters. de9-6t Andrew Morris, 232 13th street northeast, forfeited $5 collateral in the Police Court this morning on a charge of assaulting Dennis Taylor. . Taylor resides next door to Morris, and the alleged assault is said to have occurred Saturday last. Full Weight and Beat Quality. 1-lb. pkgs. Seeded Raisins, 10c.; Cleaned Currants, Sc.; Citron. 14c.; Best Tomatoes, Cream Corn and Early June Peas, assort ed, $1.00 doz. J. T. D. Pyles' 7 stores, in cluding 948 La. ave. de9-3t Statistics Say "Drink" Killed 100,000 last year. Orrine destroys all desire for liquor and restores the nerves. $1 per box, 6 for $5. Free book at leading druggists'. Tree Ornaments, Favors, Tinsel, Snow, Scrap Pictures, Toys. Gould's. de5-5t* Epilepsy or Pits Cured by Kosine or money refunded. Free treatise at Evans'. 920 F at. nol7-m,w&s-lm "Open a Charge Account at Castelberg's." Every day is bargain day at Castelberg's. We don't have to make reduc tions in order to price goods to you 25c%or30% less than any other jeweler in this vicinity. Diamonds Watches -Jewelry SI lverwa'e Clocks Haif a million. dollars' w orth of them--gifts for every one, whether little or -much is tobe spent. Open a charge account --nothing extra for credit. Castel berg's, Washington's Leading Jewelers, 935 Pena. Avenue..