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AXUDEnrMTS TONIGHT. Academy-"Her Marriage Vow," 8 p.m. Chase's-Techow's cats and polite vaudi Ville, 8:15 p.m. Columbia-"The Two Schools," 8:15 p.m. Empire-The Innocent Beauties Bu lesquers, 8:15 p.m. Kernan's-Lawrence Weber's "Parisia Widows," 8:15 p.m. Lafayette-"York State Folks," 8:15 p.m National-E. H. Sothern in "If I Wet King," 8 p.m. EXCURSIONS TOOBEROW. Steamer Macalester for Moupt Vernon t 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Steamer Washington for Fortress Monrc and Norfolk at 6:80 p.m. Cars leave Aqueduct bridge for Arlingtol Fort Myer and Falls Church. Steamer Estelle Randall for Glymont an intermediate landings at 9:80 a.m. Every One Should Have "Fineua" By on hand during the holiday season for mal ing punch, eggnog, &c. It's delightfull sihooth and mnellow. Guaranteed pure years old. $1 qt. CHAS. KRAEMER, 7tl Oil Heaters From $1.00 to 96.00. A. EBERLY'S SONS, 718 7th n.w. Try Kenny's 25c. gava and Xoch Coffee, the best coffee on earth for th money. C. D. Kenny Co., 8 city stores. Margaret Brashley, forty-five years olc living In Kings court northwest, wa knocked down by a cab at 7th and F street northwest yesterday afternoon and in jured about the head. She was remove to the Emergency Hospital for treatment. In New York THE FIFTH AVENUE CLASS Are extensive users of Speer N.' J. winei Especially during the holidays hundreds c cases of Speer's Port and Burgundy are o1 dered by the most refined and wealthy pec pie in New York and Philadelphia to b shipped direct to friends as a surprise hol day present. Sold by druggists and grocer and Speer Wine Co., Passaic, N. J. Large Oil Heaters, $4.00. A. EBERLY'S SONS, 718 7th nw. Keep You Warm. A full line of B. & H., E. M. and Florence Oil Stoves. 61612th st. 0. A. Muddiman & Co. 1204 C Sheridan Miller's home, 630 Acker stree northeast, was damaged by fire last nigh About 7 o'clock. An overheated stov caused the blase, and an alarm was turne in. Damage to the amount of about $3 resulted. The Land of the Banana. Every American is a banana eater. Tht ty years ago the fruit was a curiositq Now it is as common as- the apple. Bt few Americans have ever seen it growin upon Its native heath. And yet It Is po. sible in two weeks and at a cost of bu 160 to make a trip to the Island of is maica, the very home of homes of the be nana. The largest banana plantation I the world is in- Jamaica. It occupies a entire valley in the Jamaican mountain: The trip to the island, which was formerl difficult and expensive, Is now made dire< from Baltimore at a cost of but $60 fo the passage there and back. First-clas steamers leave Bowly's wharf every Ved nesday. At the United Fruit Company office. 205-2l)7 Bowly's wharf. Baltimoro Md., or G. W. Moss, agent, 1411 G stree northwest, all information will be gladl; furnished. CITY AND DISTRICT. Burned While Extinguishing Fire. Mrs. Bridget Nicholson of 2329 G stree northwest was severely burned about th arms and neck this morning while endeav oring to extinguish a fire in her house. Th fire happened about 2:30 o'clock, and starl ed from some unknown cause. An alart was turned in and several companies of th fire department were soon upon the sceni The flames were extinguished before ther was much damage to the property. Mr. Nicholson was taken to the Emergenc Hospital by the police. Velati's for New Year Greetings. Your wishes for the welfare of friend of the gentler sex in the coming year coul be expressed in no manner so graceful a giving a dainty box or basket of Velati delicious Chocolates. Bonbons and Cara mels. Orders for out-of-town shipmen should be left early. 020 9th at. and 14083 G at. 'Phone 2081 M.-Advt. Completes Work in Channel. The large dredge Pugh of the Rittenhouse Moore Dredging Company of Philadelphic which has been employed for the pa,st tw or three years in deepening the channel ove the shoal spots in the Potomac, has corm pleted her work and will be taken to Bait] more for the winter. The tug M. Mitche Davis of this city will assist the tug Anni of Richmond, which has been acting as tere der for the Pugh. to tow it. four scows an other dredging paraphernalia to Baltimor Since beglnning work on the river a dee channel has been dug through the Ketti Bottom, Smith's Point, and Mattawoma Shoals, the new channel ranging from 21 'to 230 feet wide. The new channels hay been buoyed by the lighthouse service, an twenty-four feet can be found from Wash ington to the bay. IMeet me at "The Rosery," 1110 F street. Advertisement. Buoys Renewed. The three large white buoys which mar the limits within which sailing vessels ca anchor in the harbor were all renewed to the wInter yesterday by the buoy tende Holly, the old spars being replaced wit larger and longer ones. The buoy reporte broken and dragged out of position off th 8th street wharf was one replaced. The can buoys in the river have all bee replaced with spar buoys, for the winte and the gas-lighted buoys have all been re newedi with charge enough to burn unt the ice leaves the river, should any form. Festive Christmas Day -is all the more enjoyable because of "01 Braddock" Maryland Rye. It makes th finest lunch and eggnog. All dealers. Advertisement. Woman Seriously Burned. Whil., adjusting a stovepipe at her hom4 S3M Ward place, yesterday afternoon. Mrs Lottie Kenny, colored, met with a painft accident, her dress catching fire, and sh was badly burned about the back, neck an tight arm. The ambulance was summone and the victim weas taken to the Emergenc Hospital. Money to lend at 4. 5 and 6 per cent o veal estate. Frank T. Rawllngs. 1i05 Pa. ava -Advertisement. Separate Driveway From Railway. The Pennsylvania railway has a force c marpenters at work rebuilding the long fenc which separates the driveway from the rail way acrosa the old Long bridge through th~ Potomac Park. The fence, which Is about half mile long, is about eight feet high an Is about half completed. The fence is bein put up in a moat substantial manner an will be completed before the end of the nea .week. Flynn's 3usanm College, 8th and U Business, shorthand, typewriting. $25 a yeai --Advertisement. ompany Iaoprted. A certficate of incorporation of the 0. 1 Welfuteiner Company haa been placed c ser4e by Otto L. Wolfateiner, Manx Woli -.ein e n h re h m o .T ee a a ON THE RIVER FRON1 MANY CRISTMAB P4CKAGEE ROM BRIVER POINTS. Tug Pride to Be Overhauled-Barge n Sharon ill Safe-Other ,. River News. The steamers coming into port from tbi wharves along the lower Potomac havi brought up unusually heavy freights thij t week, even for Christmas - times. Th4 steamer Randall, which arrived yesterday e morning, had aboard several hundred boxel and other packages, remembrances -fron the people down the river to their friendl d and rclatives. here, and the freights of thl other steamers have been equally as heavy The wharves at -the foot of 7th and Sti streets have been thronged since Tuesda3 by people looking for packages from dowr the river, and the force of clerks has beer 8 fairly overwhelmed 'wlfh work. Today th( t. rush has not been so great, but-it Is'still enough to keep the steamboat men busy. - The supply of fresh fish on hand at the 11th street wharf fish market~ was noi large, and the market was very dull. Prcet show some few changes, and are as follows: For pan rock, 9 to 10c. per pound; mediun rock, 12 to 15c. per pournd; boiling rock, 2( e to 25c. per pound; Potomac black bass, 1( to 12c. per pound; North Carolina blaci bass, 8 to 10c. per pound; sheepshead, 9 to 12c. per pound; plueflsh and tailors, 8 to 10c per pound; flounders, 5 to (c. per pound; green pike, 7 to Oc. per pound; Spanish mackerel, 10 to 11c. per pound; gray trout, 7 to Sc. per pound; salmon trout, 9 to f0c. per pound; white perch, 10 to 12c. pet pound; white perch, ' small, 10 to 15c, bunch; catfish, large, 20 to 35c. per bunch; catfish, small, 10 to 15c. per bunch; yellow perch, 10 to 40c. per bunch; carp; 15 to 40c. each, and eels, 3 to 5c. each. Oysters are in demand with but a small supply at the wharf. Prices range today from 00 to 70c. for the smaller oysters, 7a to 80c. for the medium grades, and up te e $1.25 per bushel for the selected stock. Four or five vessels are at the wharf with a oysters aboard. Ducks and game are scarce, and sell readily at prices ranging from 40c. to $4 per pa!r. The United States naval yacht Syph which has been away on a cruise, came into port yesterday evening and is lying at the navy yard. Lightship No. 71 is now coaling up and taking on stores at Baltimore, and will sail in a day or two for Cape Hatteras, where - she will do duty as a guard ship for three months. t General Mattel's of Interest. The work of rebuild!ng a large clay and I brick carrying scow for Mr. John Miller of D this city will be completed at Bennett's boat yard tomorrow, and the scow will be at once put overboard to make room for the tug George W. Pride on the railway. The hull of the tug is to be given a thorough overhauling, and she is to be caulked from t stem to stern. g The barge Sharon Hill, which sailed from - Philadelphia for Norfolk twelve days ago, t with a cargo of hard coal, and for the safe - ty of which herious fears were entertained, - has arrived at Norfolk, her destination. Bad a weather at- sea was the cause of the delay. r The Sharon Hill is well known here, where t she has brought cargoes of coal. V The lighthouse tender Holly is lying at t the wharf, foot of 8th street, and will, it is r understood, remain in port for a day or two. s The steamers are coming into port deco - rated for Christmas with large bunches of B holly, or small cedar trees at the top of t their flagpoles. t The work of rebuilding the wharf at Gly mont, Md., has been discontinued for the winter, but will be resumed in the early spring. It is understood the U. S. A. lighter Kear ney, the tender at the Washington barracKs, will next week be taken to the 9th street wharf of the American Ice Company and t berthed there for the winter. While out of e service the Kearney will be given a thor ough overhauling and put in order for next season's work. e The schooner Urbana, laden with pine - boards from a Virginia lumber point, has a arrived here. The sailing barge Daniel, having aboard a cargo of pine wood from Chickamuxen creek, has arrived and is at Georgetown to e discharge cargo. . The covered barge of the Alexandrid r Chemical Company arrived at Alexandria yesterday, in tow of the tug Minerva, with a load of sulphur rock. The Lily May and Rebecca Sterling have arrived at the 11th street wharf with oys ters. The schooner Irene, with wood from Nom Sini creek aboard, has arrived for Robert Murphy. The schooner A. H. Quinby will unload t her cargo of lumber at the American Ice Company's wharf for H. L. Biscoe. The tug Minerva yesterday afternoon brought up a large tow of lumber and wood laden vessels. - Burnett's Vanilla Extract is the fixed standard of .xcellence. It has outlived crit y Icism. It is the finest and purest vanilla r extract that can be bought.-Advt. New C. and 0. Train West iLeaves Washington 6:40 p.m.; arrives Cmn cinnati next morning. St. Louis and Chi -cago next evening. Pullman and Dining -Car Service.-Advt. Election and Installation. The Jonathan Davis Ccensistory No. 1, thirty-second degree of Ancient and Accept. e ed Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, convened j in regular annual rendezvous at Masonic - Hall, corner 5th and Virginia avenue south east, December 22, at vehich time the foi lowing officers were elected, appointed and .- lrstalled for the ensuIng year: Jillus trious comunander-in-chief, John F. N. Wil kinson, sr., 3d'; illustrIous first lieutenant commander, Henry C. Irvin, 32d*; illus trious second lieutenant commander, Paul SH. Bray, 32d*; lllustrioua grand minister o1 Sstate, J. B. Plnn, 32d*; Illustrious grand chancellor, R. H. Gleaves, 33d*; lllustrious r grand prior, Win. H. Bruce, 33d*; illustrious r grand secretary and K. of 5. and A.,. Wm. J Abrams, 32d*; Illustrious grand treasurer, Michael H. Robinson, 33d*; illustrious grand hospitaller, Lloyd Monroe, 324*; illus S trious grand master of ceremonies, Stephen Johnson, 324'; Illustrious grand captain 01 i the guard, John H. Campbell, 32d*; Illus r trious grand standard-bearer, Eugene - Brooks, 32d*; illustrious grand engineer and 1 ard'hitect, Alexander Howard, 32d*; illus trious grand sentinel, Jos. D. Jones, 32d*; Illustrious grand trustee, W. A. Wa.rfleld, M. D., 32d*. Pine Turnouts for Hire - -by the day, week or month. Best service; reasonable rates. Downey's, 1622-28 L at. Advertisement.* A Suit for Damages. .Proceedings at law have been Instituted .1 in the Supreme Court of the DIstrict of e Columbia by Anthony Bell against the Cap ital Traction Company to recover damages In the sum of $2.000. It is alleged that November 8 last, while in the act of alight 'ing from a car pf the defendant, near the intersection of 14th and Q streets, the plaintiff was thrown to the ground a the iresult of the negligent starting of the car, and painfully injured. Attorney Percy H. Veitch represents the plaintiff. ~, Branch Office, 7th and T Sts. N. W. The Star has opened a branch offce at Criswell's drug store, corner 7th and T1 S streets northwest, where advertisements - are received at regular ratea and sent dl e rect to The Star offce without additional cost to the advertiser. S Christmas at Neighborhood Nous, i A big Christmna celebration has been ar ranged for at "Neighborhood House," 45E N street southwest, for next Tuesday andi Wednesday afternoon and evening. The celebration will be in charge of Mr. Charles .F. Weller, general secretar~y of the Asso, cdated Charities, and will consist of s Christmnas tree and the disributlonte gifts, after a programn of recitationas and snualo. a 1-85 tq Baltimore and 3ettiuAfa 3. and 0. 3. R. Betur4a~ and'-us e-Do combe and 28. 1~ats valid*wnm y ntligt in Bundgggy7"i t trains both ways both igagi Royit .1 SOLDIEWS NAREOW EUCAPB. Reporter' Discovery Offers Only Plea for the Defense. There was a soldier who narrowly escaped the Ignominious death by hanging in this city under a charge of murder while his comrades were In active service at the front during the civil war. It will be remembered that in those days there were many so called shops -in the city where liquor was sold in small quantities, and it goes without saying that these several locations were not a secret to the soldiery. North of the Presi dent's house, at less than three-fourths of a mile distance, a small force of cavalry was encamped. One of these shops, conducted by a native of the emerald isle, was not far south of the camp, and it was the usual resort of some "of the troops. One day there was a quarrel between the. proprietor and one of his soldier customers. The latter, on being ejected,from-the shop, vowed to get even. That afternoon the soldier rode to the shop, dismounted, and, going to the. door, shot and killed the proprietor as he entered the' back door. As was usual, an inquest was held, and on the verdict that death was caused by a shot at the hands of the sol dier he was arrested and in a few weeks was placed on trial. The late Chief Justice Carter was then holding the Criminal Court. Owing to the multitude of cases before the court, many .which were regarded as one-sided wets "railroaded," more especially when the Jail was crowded. A lawyer was assigned to this particular case and the trial was being hurried through, with the intention of clos ing It the same day. The testimony as given for the prosecution fully sustained the charge of murder In the first degree and the prisoner seemed to be doomed. It so happened that a reporter whose multi farious duties precluoed him from giving more than an hour's attention daily to that court made his rounds, and he soon recalled the killing, with its Incidents. Directly after the coroner's jury had closed he had found a hole through the panel of the front door and an indentation as of a ball in the wall, while a companion picked up a flat tened ball. This information was communi cated to the prisoner's counsel, and after recess l}e placed this information before the jury. Of course, the district attorney argued for a conviction, but the prisoner's counsel claimed that as the evidence showed -that the prisoner stood in the door, which opened from the inside, when he fired the fatal shot that the hole through the panel and the Indentation in the wall showed that a shot came from the rear of the room, and it was fair to presume that Lae killing was the result of a duel. This contention was successful, for the jury was not long in reaching a verdict of not guilty. AFFAIBS IN GEORGETOWN. Alleged Attempt to Work a Flim Flam Game. Orlanda Shields and Arthur Rhinehardt, young men, claiming to be boilermakers, are locked up at the seventh precinct sta tion house, charged with being suspicious characters. They were arrested last even ing on M street by Sergeant Conlon and Policeman Burlingame. The police state that the men attempted to work a flim-flam game on a restaurant keeper. Thomas Bayne, a dairyman, living on the Broad Branch road, In the county, while under the Influence of Intoxicants last even ig, drove against an electric light pole on Connecticut avenue extended, smashing his wagon and injuring himself about the body slightly. At the regular meeting of George U. Mor ris Corps, No. 12, W. R. C., of Georgetown, held a few days ago, the following officers were elected to serve for the"ensuing year: Mrs. Josephine Noble, president; Mrs. Julia Gaskins, senior vice president; Mrs. "Vlr ginia Corrick, junior vice president; Mrs. Minnie Hutchins, treasurer (re-elected); Mrs. M. Walling, chaplain; Mrs. N. Thomp son, secretary; Miss G. Raab, conductor; Mrs. C. Fisher, guard; Miss May Smith, assistant conductor; Mrs. Ellen Smith, as sistant guard; Mrs. M. Bradt, patriotic in structor; Mrs. D. McCormick, musician; Mrs. M. Trower, Miss I. Fowler and Mrs. R. Speanburgh, color bearers; Mrs. Julia Gaskins and Miss Gussie Raab, delegates to the department convention, with Mrs. Rebecca Speanburgh and Mrs. Louise Don aldson as alternates, The ,installation ex ercises will be held jointly with George U. Morris Post, No. 19, G. A. R., the 12th proximo. THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING. Proposed Construction Attracting Gen eral Attention. The project to erect pfine municipal build ing for the District government has attract ed attention in tlf& large cities throughout the country, and the comment is widely made that the proposed structure here at the home of the national government may be looked forward to as a model of its class. One'of the results of the Interest taken abroad in the project has come to the Dis trict Commissioners In the shape of a re quest from the city of Cleveland, Ohio, for information as to the manner in which the plans for the municipal building here were secured and the preliminary steps that arc being taken toward the erection of the building. Cleveland is to have a new city hail, and t'he officials there are now consid erling the form of competition to be used In the selection of an architect. The letter to the Commissioners came from Mr. Edward A. . Roberts, secretary of the board of city hall commissioners of Cleveland, who stated that he had read with some Interest of the local competition and would like to be' In formed as to the details of the contest which was concluded here last week. In reply to the letter the Comnmission-ers will, send to Cleveland a copy of the letter of Invitation addressed by the District building commission to the twelve archi tects who were decided upon to participate in the competition. This letter tells of the compensation each architect was to have, ar.d also gave some of the requirements of the contest. A copy of the main features of the program of competition as- drawn up for the local building will also~ be sent and from these It is believed the Cleveland city fathers can obtain all the information desired. COAL BECEIPTS. Considersble Delivered in Washington in the Past Few Days. Nearly all the local coal offices were closed today, although coal was delivered here and there where It was urgently need ed. More coal, both of the hard and soft varieties, has been brought to Washington In the last few days than at any time since the famine began. The closing of the government depart-: ments until tomorrow will afford an op portunity to get ahead. The usual number of cars of coal reached the city today over the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio railroads. Prices are still firm, hard coal selling at a uiiform rate of 812 a ton. Soft coal Is higher, many of the dealers asking as high as 58 a ton. Here's to Scotland-the home of Bobby Burns and Dewar's Scotch Whisky. Advertisement. Charles Coleman, colored, twenty-etght years old. whose home is at 904 8d street southwest, called at the fourth police- sta tion about 2 o'clock this morning and re ported that he had been cut about the mouth with a glass while he was skylark lng with some friends. The police sent him to the Emergency Hospital. Scrofulha Ham cesse down to asthresgh ths ages, like the pramis an the spas It ma=es Its psmee known by massy uina gananlar tumr, a.-es- In the seek, eame= eruptions, b-a-med elelias, same ears, ricets, lea tarrb, waSting and gsefal lebEitgr Sagses casel take' -Is..gina speeie 0 sesd, -Beti e 4 Asaire ofI m . CoDpsny The afaia.eg ( km.asd*rd Butterine Company were i geased at length in court late yesterly ahen Justice Hagner granted a hearI ew. petition of the re ceivers- for authattpio- se thirty refrig erator cars bei d the -company. An offer has, been za .-a:Chicago firm to purchase the owtW,*21 O0. Attorney F. L. Siddons, on %O-- of. the receivers, stated that as it l4en Impossible to in sure the cars #ishollof the 7dicab lrm was considered a goqfpne by -the receivers, and they thought* a uld"be accepted. A sale at the " time- was opposed by the beard of who; through At torney Wilton J. rt, presented 'o'the court-a statement vtheIan which has been -formulated by the -stockholders--for the reorganisation of the-company -aid-t>e dicharge of the reddivers. it was explained that both the' reoganised -boagd of the conpany, and aiergg number of he itook holders .have been .working idusttiously for severar months past to -avoidra halb'of the plant-and asets and,te enable th' cora pany.te- resume business; that a-number of chang& have- been snade :pon the board; that it has ieenascertained<that the eXact lidebtediesi of the -poant 'as eaxstlng amounts to- $180,00;+ard that there are in available-assets,,exclusive' of-the- plant, to be applied to - this Indebtedness, $90,060, leaving . a balance of 390,000 .Concerning the remaining indebtedness, it was stated, arrangements have been made with the creditors of the company to take a .percent age as a curtail and relieve the company upon the pledge of bonds for the residue. It was further stated that subscriptions for bonds of' the cormpany have been solic ited from the stockholders and others, and that so far a sum aggregating about $40,000 has been subscribed, and that, thus having the enterprise in hand, they have every rea son to believe that by the time of the an nual meeting, the 17th of January, a suffi cient amount of money Will be raised to enable the company to begin operations at once, with a working capital of about $50,000. Justice Hagner expressed the opinion that an opportunity to sell part of the cars should not be lost, and he. will, the 30th instant, sign an order authorizing- the sale of twenty of the cars, -reservink ten for the use of the company, .unless by that date the company as reorganized desires to purchase the rolling stock. THE -LOCAL BATHING BEACH. Discussion of Proposed Appropriation for Its Benefit. During the recent conferences at the Capi tol between the Commissioners of the Dis trict and the House sub-committee on ap propriations, relative to the District bill for the next fiscal year, there was quite a dis cussion as to the money to be expended in the improvement of the bathing beach. During the hearing the Commissioners oral ly recommended that some . provision be made for floating baths to be located at various points along the river front. This proposition .seemed to meet -with much fa vor in the committee. Following out their recommendation made in the committee, the Commissioners have now addressed sa letter to -Representative James T. McCleary, chairman of the House sub-committee, submitting an item of $5,000 for the construction et the proposed floating baths in this form: . "For the construction of floating baths to be moored in the =tidli reservoir or on the water front of Washington, at such points as may be agreed upon by the Commission ers of the District of eolumbia and the Sec retary of War, to tbe imediately available, $5,000." If this item is -Included in the District bill and the appropriation is made immediately available as recommended the floating baths will probably be in- readiness for next sum mer. This.,-class of.)baths has been long urged by those interested. in, the bathing facilities of 'the national capital. They are especially enjoyable -to expert swimmers and are arranged with sections that are ab solutely safe Ior begiseers-and children. As they are floated 1 the main stream or large reservoirs there,are so,probliems of circu lation and cleansing to be -solved such as now exist at the 'proposed mew location of the bathing beach in Uie Inner-basin of the Potomac park. No iphc-BalvadortaiILaw. To the Editor oflie lEvening-Star - In the edition of Tuesdaf you say: "A notable case is that of Saivador. Recently a UnitAd States corporation obtained, after arbitration,;-s- judgment against the gov ernment-of Salvador. The vcrdict was re ceive with intense indignation in Sa4vador, and so intense was the anti-foreign feeling excited that. a, law was passed making-'It a criminal offense, and one to be heavily punished, for any Salvadorian to give any evidence -whatever before any court in be half of a foreigner who claimed damages against the Salvadorian government." I beg your pardon, sir; but you have been very much misinformed. The Salvadorian legislature never passed such a law. Our laws are based upon the general principles o:f modern jurispr.udence, and do not con tain such absurdlities -as-. that, and our courts fulfill .their mission honestly and righteously. RAFAEL S. LOPEZ. Legatl'on de el Salvador. Teachers and Students at Banquet. The teachers and students at the National Training School enjoyed an informal ban quet last evening in the dining room of the new Rust Hall, the main building of the training school for deaconesses and nurses. There was no set program, but during the dinner Dr. C. W. Gallagher, president of the institution, deltvereal a short address. The building Is almost completed throughout, and last night for the first time the heating and lighting plant was opera.ted, the electric lights being turned'4err4n the dining room and chapel. Early this-morning the young ladies of the school sang Christmas songs and carols in the hail of the new building and at 6 o'clock a devotional service was held in the chapel, conducted by Dr. Gallagher. CITY_ITFES, Rest Imported Beers in Town can be had at Hotel Engel, opp. B. & 0. de pot. "Pilsner," "Munich Kindi" and other leading brands served In perfect dondition. Also the famous "Kloster" Beer. Ladles' and gentlemen's dining rooms upstairs. 1t "Havenner's Beception Flake." Are Especially Prepared to serve with ohocolate, coffee, salads, &c. They're crisp and dainty--justwhat a hos tess wants for teas and luncheons.- In fancy boxes or in bulk. At grocers'. it D.eembe<46th Only At 400 H st. n.e. -ndai T. D. Pyles' 6 other stores: "Star et the East" Patent Flour, 13.85; Sifted EatW Jewe Peas, 7%ec.; Cream Lunch Crackers fc.; Columbus -Bartlett Pears, 14c. 1i' Lsadies, YaS Saw'. Xoney. Fashion Cloak Co.nf Newr York closing out their samnplA8IIU0 Trimmed Hats for 11.00; Suits from 41 $ 50; $12.50 Jackets Pashion Co., 720 Stb*2. d1 Si ,.0 -On aU 6ecasions--for day Or dress-Hess Shoes meet the requremlents -of men who observe fashion's- precepts. Prise hest $S.504b p. TM-1 rer nrat aoggEWT. Its Chriitaas Eve Giving of Clothss andToys,. The true spirit of Christmas was shown yesterday at the headguarters of the ChrJst Child Society, as 2 K street,. when shoes, clothes, toys and candies were given to 500 swann chidren of the poor. The omcers of the society are Miss Mary V. Merrick, pres ident; Mrs. Heathon, first vice president; Miss Bainbridge, second vice pre ent and Miss Wallace, secretary and treasurer. In the board of managers are Mrs. Edward D. White, wife of Justice White of the Sn pren e Court; Miss Ruth Perkins, Miss Josephine Merrick and Mrs. Gaillard Hunt. The society began its work in 1800, and has yearly enlarged its scope of usefulness. Itd Christmas charity is but one branch -of its operations. Two thousand' three hun dred and forty garments were made and -distributed last- year to . children, and hity-si=. children were. sent to the country for, two weeks each during the past sum mer. Saturday sewing sehools, where the children are, allowed fo keep the garments they make. and two evening entertainments ;week for girli and,th4 same for boys are conducted' by members of the soc!ety. Gude's Amaleas Are Perfect. Hundreds of plants in full bloom on exhi bition and sale at the store, 124 F.-Advt. THE DISTRICT iLNuL= How .They Are Spending Their Annual Holiday. The three members of the governing body of the national capital, the District Com missioners, are spending a quiet, happy Christmas today, each according to his in dividual bent. A holiday from the arduous duties at the District building is thoroughly appreciated by the District rulers and is an occasion to be made the most of. Mr. Macfarland, president of the board of Commissioners, attended the Christmas sesvices at the Church of the Covenant this morning, lunched out, and will spend the remainder of the day at home with Mrs. Macfarland, who has but recently recovered from quite a serious illness. Commissioner Henry Litchfield West de clares Christmas is the happiest day in the year, and each succeeding season seems to make the holiday, all the more enjoyable. As he has done for many years past, he spent this. morning at home with his wife and family, opening with great curiosity and thorough delight the many packages Santa Claus left at the West homestead. Mr. West had intended playing golf this afternoon on the links of the Columbia Club, but the snow probably puts an end to that feature of the program. Family dinner and an evening at home will round out the Commissioner's day. Col. John Biddle, the Engineer Commis sioner of the District, is entertaining a num ber of friends at his-home on Q street and will spend the day informally with them and in visiting a few friends. He .will en tertain his house guests at dinner tonight. Save Your Hair With Shampoos of 08 And light dressings of CU TICURA Ointment, purest of emollient skin cures. This treatment at once stops falling hair, removes. crusts, scales and dan druf, soothes irritated, itching surfaces, stimu lates the hair follicles, sup plies the roots with energy a n d nourishment a n d makes the hair grow upon a sweet, wholesome, healthy scalp, when all else fails. Complete Treatment FOR EVERY HUMOR. CONSISTING OF CUTI CURA SOAP, 25c., TO CLEANSE THE SKIN OF CRUSTS AND SCALES AND SOFTEN THE THICKENED CUTICLE; CUTIOURA OINTMENT, 50e., TO INSTANTLY ALLAY ITCHING, INFLAM. MATION AND IRRITATION AND SOOTHE AND HEAL, AND CUTICURA RESOLVENT PILU2, 25e., TO COOL AND CLEANSE THE BLOOD. A SINGLE SET, PRICE $1, IS OFTEN SUFFICENT TO CURE THE MOST TORTUJRING, DISFIGUR ING SKIN, SCALP AND BLOOD HUMORS, WITH LOSS OF HAIR, WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS. CUTICUA REBOLVENT PL~ (ChclaeCoat adhumor cores. ptup In screw-capped pocket Briteb Depot: 27 o C ebous Stheonon U-G Al CHM CR., Soe Prom..sto, U. S. A. 29 Finest Imported and Domnestic WINERS -ande"it'*ate fromwhih to selet or Hoida -delivery toal parts of the city, ad goods ship CHRIS. XANDERI, oue 909 7th St. "g"e, de24-20d LAFAYETTE *OERA EWed.s. d a 25c &50Oc. Box ONc pn .at 8:s0. Tel. 18.,LrysOAEOS New National-" "hS* *tar* ca in esa lth Bank, SOTHERN IF I WElRE ICINGe -Chas. Frokaman Presenti ANN * >Dsgatss to Egma Alpha zPanon 0oa0 tiam Enoy Honday. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity convention, which has been in session at the New Willard since Tuesday, last even Ing elected the following oScers: Eminent supreme archon, William C. Levere of Ev anston, Ill.; eminent supreme deputy arch on, M. E. Holderness of Tennessee: editor of the record, Sidney Harrison of Ohio; eminent supreme recorder, Edward H. Vir gin of Dedham, as.: eminent supreme treasurer. .George D. Kimball of Denver. Col.: board of trustees, B. C. Collier and H. D. McAdams, re-elected. The delegates spent today viewing the sights of the city. They will go to the Co lumbia Thater' In a bodA tonight. A Christmas dinner Wll pleede the evenings entertainment., Meet-me.oat "The Rosery," 1110 F street. Advertisement. D isySykc,, colored, a Willow Tree alley resea t slipedon the sidewalk near 4% and C streets about 11:30 o'elock last night and'"sralned l akle. She was given surgiai treatment at the Emergency Hos pital. Dr. Deflmefl Underwear. During every season and in every climate it means good health and solid comfort. Wear it this winter as a safe guard against the cold-catch ing habit. Mal ONdets Have Prompt Attetions. Delmel Lnen-MeshCo., 728-15th St. N.W. de9-to.th,s-40 g AXUSE]ENTS. HOME OF BURLESQUE. EI1PIRE. MATINEE DAILY, EPIPI a IWE "i. AND _e A BIG HOLIDAY BILL. Innocent Beiuty Burlesquers. 7-FEATURE ACTS--T 2--BIG BURLMQUS 2-PRETrY GILSA--2 EXTRA-TDAY NIGHT FRANK HUSEMAN MEETS "KID" dULLIVAN -IN A FINISH WRESTLING BOUT. Next Week-THE OROONS. de22-St-15 YACE THE GREAT DOUBLE. TRACK RAIL-ROADOSEN MATINEE TUESDAY AND SATURDAY. ALL SEATS, 25c. BIG CHRISTMAS MATINEE, PRICES SAME AS NIGHT. ESVED SEATS.........25 & 50c. Her Marriage Vow. New Year's Week-"AT CRIPPLE CREEK." de22-5t,15 The Messiah BY THE Choral Society TUESDAY. DECEMBER 80, 8:15, CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Soloists: Soprano, Mrs. Hissem Do Moss- slte, Mrs. Dorothy Pollock; tenor, Mr. Nicholas bouty, and bass. Mr. Ericsson Bushnell. Mr. Josef Kaspar, conductor; Dr. Anton Gloetsner and Mr. Ernest T. Winchester, accompanists. Chorus of 150. Ppua prices: Reserved seats. S0c.. The. and $1, at T. Arthur Smith's, 1327 F at. Liberal reduction by purchasing $5 sustaining membership ticket. Later Concerts Include Bispham and Van peoy. de20-9t.28 COLUMBIA. Washnnea Evenings at 8:15. Matinee Saturday. CHAS. FROHMAN Will Present HIS GREATEST LAUGHING SUCCESS, Alfred Ca p T' 4-Act Comedy, TWO SCHOOLS WITH THE ORIGINAL NEW YORK CAST, Including Jameson Lee Finney, Ida Conquest, M. A. Kennedy, Jessie Busley. NEXT WEEK-SEATS NOW ON SALE EDWARD E. KIDDER'S AMERICAN COUNTRY PLAY, From its Memorable Runs of Four Months In Boston and 150 NIghts In New York, SKY PARPI, A Simple Story of the Berkshire Hill. ALL FUN, SUNSHINE AND LOVE. -d'e25 'CASEaB'.rME VAUDEVILLE. DAILY MAT., 25c. EVE'S, 25 AND S0c. CHRISTMAS MATINEE, 25e.,' EVERY SEAT. SUSANNE LEONARD-OWEN WESTFORD CO. In-the Musical Farce, "THlE UNDERSTUDY.' TECHOW'S WONDERFUL TRAINED CATS. "Mother Goose" Colored Motion Pictures, Geo. W. Day, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kelcy, Gertrude Mans Seld and Cary Wilbur, Lise and Vinle Daly, Nex aeek-MOUNO TOON AND MOUNG CHET AND OTHERS. de22-St-15 KERN AN'S "ATE^'E DAIL: 25c. ALL THIS WEEK PARISIAN WIDOWS, In the Latest and Most Elaborate Musical Comedy, - entitle -THE SMART SET AND LONESOME HURST. Next Week-Rice & Barton's Dig Gaiety Co. de22-5t-15 EXZCURSIONS, . ETC, Arlington, Myer, Falls Church, FROM AQUUlDUCT BRIDGE HALF HOURLY. e25-tf-5 FOR MOUNT VERNON, IJOME AND TOMB OF WASHINGTON. (DAILY. SUNDAY EXCEPTED). IRON STEAMER CHARLES MACAImSUI. Hested thrugout by steam. Iaaves 7th st. whf 10 a.m. and 1:45 nm. Arrives Wa=hingtom 1:40 and 5:15 p.h oeS1-tf-10 Norfok &tWashington -- Every day in the year from foot et 7th st. -- for Ft. Monree, Norflolk, ewrtNews and -- aB points south ythe si,powerful steel - paaesteam... Ne...-- ''Norfolk" a. 7 ..6:0 pmth efuk.,..:00 pm Ar. Norfolk. .-....S6 amj Ar, Alexandria. .0:30 -m Ar. Portsmouth. .8:15 am Ar. Washngte..7:T.00 am -- E7Tbpoasb connectis made at Norfolk - to or Ne Y nork.Merchant and Mlna Stemsenreips flor Boiston. - it eMee, Baudbub',1hanN.Y SEABOARD AIR LINE RY. Ems asii s with.Elman *D ew Em 5ger B~I ir sesim.assa SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Se.ab eraetv BEr..ber sa 1UR. 5:1 a.m. Daly. mair .rHa...m.. Wt. eeatma, Chatestte eal way tsts. .6 i a.m. Daly. W and Frida 1 fted. Firet-eass coa atebef driat to Jacksarenfe, Fla. awa r .erie t :15 a.m. it . ->tatm vast lit-dUIa toacd" m hawb-m d wOrleas. carse amm 4:01 p.m. Woll Jf&anl be HarrusmhrEg ad Waf statifm eW h.a.eh p. Daily. Leal ate Warrante am (Oar. -Daf. New Tealtal Atlata an,.dnr. b.M ..rvi. D New t ak an lanta leabm. ,arami f 5elmlb 'Ml FosS t .P om Cas.u er to I " $10lmmDly. w ak m FloSsuthaul oars co Ah and Mdern: tonto Nashville. atanw is MsptamNewMemy, WFpiby, thesab sleeper to Pie ON BLISMONT BRANE. Leave WathM :0S am. al 4:45p.m. laily e day. D ., 4:35. p.m. and 6: 5 p.m. LthgtAnsiml teduth st a Wanhis-wtw 6:5 a.m.. 6:02 a.m. 74 a.m., 9. a.m., 2:45 .a,s:15 p.m. Ata 4: 0 p.m. dM . LEoea traim Harta erg. 11:55 a.. ew days and 9:4 W dnesdy sFra darittesne, d:p a.o. and Tikets. sleepiag te reservatious and detailed Inforvaton can be had at ticket eem. 16 15th at., 511 P1 mpmvanla avene and Pm ylMania Stats.Baggage checked threagh from hstels aml 'Phone 1h , P. . . Cab Service. . . H. a i. Genesal a tner. 8 H. a iAb WIrg Gesral P.mw 'r Ageant. STATION CORNEE OF SIXTH AND 3 wrEEEu. 7: A.M. dai. . PArP o ExPe am. Pande and Dining Cars Harrisburg to Pittsburg. 10:50 A.M. daily. P M3YLVANlA LMITED. Pltia sleeplag Dinng,am and detarm Iesa cmar Harrisburg to Chicag, Cinnae. I. Itanapolis. St. ia, Cleveland. Toleds aml D. trait Bauet Parlor chr to Harrisb sg. 10:50 A.M. daily. PAST LINE.-.iman BDet Parlor Car to Harrisburg. Bafest Parisr Car Harriiburg to Pittobuag. :10 P.M. daily. CHIC GO MW T. LOUIS EE P . Haing Car Washlglem t t. Llas,g and Uisegg am(,bining Cara Harrisburg 'to In dIanapSl. St. Lalst, Geiale (via aclagnt. Lad ChiNagr e 7:15 P.M. daily. ST. TSBUO 3EP ES.-Paa.. aleeping Car Harrisburg to St. Lobs. 7:45 P.M. daily. WM N EXPRUS.-PaMsa Seuping Car to Pittsb,mg and C ae. Dising Car to Clcate. 7:45 P.M. daily. CLEVELAND AND CINCIN NATI EKPRES -P a n Sleeping Car. Wash. lgton to P attsburg, and Harrisburg to lveland and Cincimati. Dining Car. 10:40 P.M. daily. PACIFIC E-PRESS.-Paliman Sleeping Car to Pittsburg. 8:10 A.M. daily. BUFFAGO DAT EEPn .LO with through Broiler ufet Parlor Car and Coakes to Buffalo, via ELnporaLm Junction. 7:5 A.M. for Kane, eCagnaniga. Bocbastar an Niagara Falls daily, except Sunday. 10:50 A.M. for Elmira and Benovo daily, azeest 1unday. For Wnlnl.ap.Or daily. :f0 P.M. 7:15 P.M. daily. BUFFA NIGHT EPiRESa with through Buffet SSeing Car ad Cache to Bufalo, via Emporium Junction. 7:45 P.M. daily for Erie; r Rocbester. BADa,e and Niagara Falls daily, except Saturday, with Sleeping Car Washington to Roche-ste. 10:40 P.M. for Erie. CanIg . Boehestr. But. faio and Niagara Falls daily. Pun.msn Sleeping Car W..ingato. Is Roche.t.r Sat.rda. only. 4:0 P.M. "Congressional Limited," daiy for New York, all Parlor Care, with Dining Car vrom Batmporie. For Philadelphia, New York and the Erpres., 5:30 (Dining Car) 4pUgCar), 7:57 (Dining Car) :10 (Dinig d, NI:0 (DiS ing Car), 10:25 and 11:p (Diinng Car from Wit mington A.M.; 12:45, 5:15, 4:50 (Dining Car from Baltimore). 6:50. 10:00 P.M.; 12:10 mIght. an Sundays. 5:30 (Dining Car), 7:00 (DIning ar, 7:57 (Dining' Car), 5:10 (Dining Car), 0:00. 10, 11:e0 (DinIng Car from Wilmington) A..; 12:15, 3:15, 4:80 (Dining Car from Baltimore), 6:50, 10:00 P.M.; 12:10 night. - For Philadelphia only. Express. 7:45 A.M., 12:15 P.M. week days; 2:01, 4:10 ssd 5:40 P.. dainy. For Boston, without change. 7:45 A.. week days and 4:50 P.M. daily. For Baltimore, 5:00, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00. 7:45, 7:55. 7:57 5:10, 9:00, 10:00. 10:25, 10:50. 11:00 A.M.; 12:15. 12:45, 1:25, 2:01, 3:15. 3:0(4:00 imIted), 4:10, 4:M, 4:. 4:50, 5:40. 6:15, 6:50. 7:15, 7:45. 10:00. 1:m, 11:35 P.M., and 12:10 night. On Sundays. 5:20. 7:0, 7:0. 7:57, 8:10. :00. 0:05, 10:5, 10:50. 11:00 A.M.; 12:15, 1:15, 2:01, 8:15, 3:0 (4:00 LImited). 4:10, 4:20, 4:50, 5:40, 6:10, 6:50, 7:15, 7:45, 10:010, 10:40 P.M., and 12:10 night. For Pope's Creek Line. 7:50 A.M. : 4:23 P.M. week days. Sundays. :0 A.M. For Annpolit, 7:i5 A.M., 12:15 and 4:20 P.1. weak days. Sunday.. 9:00 A.M. and 5:40 P.M. Ticket ocBes, corner Fifteenth and G Streets and at the station, Sixth and B Streets, where order can be left for the e0king of baggage to deAtM tion from hotels and residences. Telephone call, "1S40,"' for Pennsylvania Rail. read Cab Service. 5. B. Ho-TCHINS0N, 5. 3. WOOD, Gaen R.mgm. Gemeel Passeager Agst Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Schedule Effective Novmhar U. 1503. Trains leave Pennsylvania Statis. 3:00 P.M. Daily-CINCINNATI AND LWUIS'iL EXPES.Soi estibule train jrClin ti am St. Loi 6:4 .maiad 5:8pm .uly Parlor Car Cincinnati to Chicago and 6:40 P.M. Daily-CHCAGO AND ST. LOUIS SP3. VIAL. A solid vestibule electrie-lighted train, arriving Cincinnati 11:45 a.m.. Indi...aollm S:23 p.m. St. Louis 0:45 p.m., Chieag 5:411 pm daly Pulnc nS e to CD caai 11:10 P.M. Daily-F. F. V. LIM . Sol trala partment Sleeper to Virginia Hot Springs Toes. day. Thursday and Utat $leer Ciacia. Reservation and tickets at Chesapake and Obim elcee. 513 Pennsylvania avenes: Ob0oreesntb stree.nea3 an at the sUs tipb el! H. W. FUrLsZ. Telephone Main 1408. Omeral Pamsuger Agent. Baltimore and Ohio R. R. PCH ICO AN ?401|HwE 010:50 a.m., IN US R . m p.m. WINCHE s:STE:s, tidEa :.8Il ml tOS m AIS:NAPOU, - til P50 tUSam.94 0 1am.*65:5, :5.985 am. 15 = 9300.m. ml .0 0.35 ag s. 11:S. 3p. tS, -seen5, z4,5S, 4 ai - a. a.