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they are laid away too long they may have to be reset; I know, our things cannot I They must be either antiqua iamonds and 4 mounted to and exclusiv4 Designs and estim out charge. Jewellers, Silvers 1107 Pennsyl mhA.&.tu,tb Y*es,eIt The public is skeptical; it is claims of advertisers because' the " of it. Pdtple come in here and a truth of this remarkable claim, __ _ the piano its 5- no humbuf $5-SS-$10 claim ; it is at MOnth vertising scl and you ma if Desired. benefit of it F Desred. in time to ge fine pianos. * tion has been made here during fi just dealing in reliable makes of : claim that this is the most remark get a STANDARD MAKE OF I RANTED, FINE TONE AND I ling price of $17o. I FJF *U 824== it IT SEEMS ple A PITY in e.- ' It dr at price-but ti faultless is a well dressed. it's the litt dress. Neat, indispensable SFRAZEE'S LINEN PINIS * STANDARD OF PERFEC * ~ IWEDO FAMLlY WASHI -Send the table linen or bed * ~done by the piece and see how r Sit if you <4on't want a big bill. teverything that is soiled around we will dob it all up, neat, sweet Collars, Cuffs Regular Law SPlant, 2121 E St. N.A Down-town Office, 'Phone, S"Just around the corne 1t annehTIM DRoPBY, GOUT. i~a~~'s ric Acid Solvent .stabM na aCenu "Ag on as in everything else. If when they are taken out or in th cy, as we all e just a little old fas1Cned. ted or up to date." M. . K.mnar I the .!!b?stea,aepentaa. ther precious stones order from original designs ates furnished with ~ BN09 miths, Stationers, vania Avenue. slow to believe the remarkable re is so much humbug about most eknowledge that they doubted the >ut stand convinced when they see elf. There is , about this simply an ad- New Upright ieme of ours PIANO, y get the full if you come t one of these Our -eputa fteen years of straightforward and ianos, and we stake it all on the ible opportunity ever presented to TEW PIANO, FULLY WAR [ANDSOME CASE, for the trif D9' FER9E 20 F St0 rhat men will send their undry bundle to some ice where cheap work is ne. "Cheap" Launder- - g is never satisfactory. ) gives a man a poorly essed, shabby appear ice. Good work costs .a fair e man whose linen is long way toward being ~ le things that count In spotless dress linen is H- H AS LONG B,EN THI E TION AND GOOD FORM. NOGSOfGIEAPER inen to alaundry where work is inch it costs you-better not try erld the Family Wash to us the house-and md puie, at:. and Shirts at mndry Ratese Laundry, V. 'Phone, Main 707. 427 10th St. N.W. Main 592. r from the Post Office. Baltimore &t OBio Railroad. The "ROYAL Im~r WieWASTD mopI THE CAPTAIN'8 ERROM BRMgDA Ag" Tg UTpAmr COMPANY AIO ELAXru. Needs: Inspection at New York New Lights, Whistling Buoys and Lte saving Service at Bermudd Editorial Correspeodesee of The Evening Star. The men and women of the Mdiaast whose lives werd imperiled on the Bar muda reefs have naturally been keefily In terested in llxing the responsibility tor the wreck and have followed with, eagerness the marine Inquiry Into the dhlaster Whicih was conducted in the court house at Ham ilton and which recently made its finding. The conditions disclosed In relation to navigation in Bermudan waters and st;ong ly suggested in relation to ocean travel In general starting from New York are, how ever,. of such a character as to concern_ not merely the shipwrecked passengers. but all of the individual constituet t ele ments of that great wave of tourist travel which annually flows out from American ports: Broadly speaking, the Madtsna was wrecked because, through an error of nav igation which took- her many miles out of her course, she was where she ougi not. to -have been; because her captain and his officers did not know where she was, and because the Gibb's Hill light, which, if in perfect order, might have enabled the cap tain to detect and correct his error with out evil consequences, failed, him. The findings of the court bearing especially on the captain were, in brief, that the poei tien of the ship as determined by him at noon on the day preceding the wreck was inaccurate; that after having run his dis tance and failed to pick up a light he was not justified In keeping his ship at- full speed, more especially as he knew that his course would bring him into close proximity to dangerous reefs; that the captain's fail ure to inform himself of the decreased visi bility of Gibb's Hill light was a serious omission; that the captain committed an error by steadying the ship's head at east soon after being warned of breakers on the lee bow; and that this error in connection with the Inaccuracy of his noon observa tion contributed to the loss of the ship. No action Is taken In respect to cancellation or suspension of the captain's certificate Inasmuch as the Canadian Board of Trade alone has jurisdiction which covers the im position of such penalty. Reflecting primarily upon the Quebec Steamship Company, the court found that the law requiring periodic adjustment of compasses did not appear to have .been compiled with, and this omission was re garded as most serious. And the court wsa of opinion that only men capable of under standing and speaking English ought to be employed as steersmen on British pas senger ships. - This last declaration, coupled with the finding that the captain, his officers and crew did all in their power to insure the safety and welfare of the passengers after the ship had struck, raises the question of the composition and character of the crew, upon which point the passengers of the Madiana have some positive and vigorous opinions. After the ship, with a hole In her bottom, rested on the reef, and it became evident, that she was lost, and that the captain's duty and responsibility centered upon the. passengers and their safety, it seemed that every Intelligent effort was made by the offi cers to reassure the passengers,. to. relieve their discomforts and to save their lives. There was, 'however, criticism on one point of officers as well as crew, by passengers who thought that it should have been pos sible by prompt action to transfer the three port lifeboats to the starboard side, where they might in an emergency have been utilized, instead of leaving them on the port side, exposed to the fury of the sea, until it was too late to save them; and if the sweeping away of these boats had been a factor In causing loss of life among the passengers bitter censure would doubtless have been visited upon this sin of omission. The Madiana's Crew. As affairs providentially turned out the crew was not subjected to any great test or temptation, and its record is reasonably, good. But it is justly to be noted that the crew, hastily assembled for the cruise, had not a single Englishman In It, though the Madiana fies the English flag; that many of the sailors from southern Europe, in cluding even the helmsmen at the time of the disaster, could neither speak nor un derstand Englih: that the crew bad ilb solutely no fire drBi or system .in handling the lifeboats, that some of them were airk ward and unreliable even as oarsmen; that In manning the lifeboats the first officer insisted upon at least one English-speaking man In the first boat, and that slight Indi cations of Insubordination -and of -a purpose to save themselves no mat ter what might happen to others had been exhibited by some of the crew, causing un easiness and apprehension among both of ficers-and passengers. A Mr . Jughardt of Brooklyn gives testi mony concerning the action,, of:sonne-of the sailors, lunwediaty after the ship struek, and since he Implicates himself in, theii dliscreditable behavior It may be assumed that he confesses no more than ther exact truth. In an Interview printed In the New York World of February 17 ho claims 'that he -was the first peneer on de.k after the ship struck. - . Terew inmesi~dgeMa he saS~'. M veslof thenia_ -a rush for a boat ad gut in it: I weflein to let me in with them, but tkyw u&xt do it. They- were trying to leae. Tuiered them mnosey and they let me. n the second anate ram up and at i get' out." I'obse personally a eish, asub oremmispirit ia sota of the Ittam* ail-. or; -I Ungeds 0nl'ong .enough in the social ban to equip my wife -and, mytself -with Be rssrves end then we went up to the hurstaane doek end stood :a the side of the sarboard ifeboat nearest to the biga In this boat at thttime three sailorl Awe atting. Seam the.ory was heard that the"pitt life. boats we in da=ger and an offBeer 9ered the mnnst of the boat to4 ose' who were trying to save the They r==pan.d slowly, and en sgaid that oe et their, nmbers, isemmgenea .was loE. The niman. replied Me there coult be ano madh thing as a in~ the crw that morig and *p' hm out of the lifeat.+ But af rha&ss swept away the pert bana+s they or three ottse, of the erew reetered -is.e.lusdie boet aint en fe prsesrsedeiasred thsteswith a hevy mava ~the wisaneekan spray, wbUhM re tecagd ganwsn. we wet amW ng There were only a few acts strongly ye-e tive of a lack of fdiamotig the crew, but these were suficient to areuse' pble apprehn=hss af the worst smotig men and womnen in desperate peril from the e with lifebest **"*"^**"frol that the boasa eouldi be safely l h surging waitera during a paenhab,strgl .Lw 11fe with the ofemcers and pss.sea... on ene aide and ?part of thelseW' sameheri It was provlasmessa tthesrens were not e@nige 4o Whly uponm te a dana's aflars mlathe three reain lfe. boats for e..ma fcust be Mi%ft6the Bramdan shore The aa. freen ppien==g theses ar ship had begun to il a to 01Te'eO the satdales ase eldh i e esWas O ph. ar co es tend enmane rog taf." w z after1 the mn ba be n h~samn.a e . ~~~a ier tb wreS oo.o Val"ht~ - a~s0 e d bangl-s o 2 1 k* ~l iiw on. or Ola in eam < to t a nsbet anme ta+enrto>rasuro Ham .ageg eoat. n e " USAM nd tio. a ._ aa Be baEaong -g as r toeeetner. Bac-h D a erehoe thenh the misoel. s= = aatiT end re da by thMany things tnoutfth othis clumsy tafen to Ins ie only he r m Propert aslntnji ile to. thes b r iand abEnetseon.. ryng a ofAaea not odge proge,t sare -. lflt the newt~5Z of the crwee Iereiias munEni many cahsp so tnalan f+o i& port ar- es rton thewrna,~ of tt A~e~asd -oaloe oT'h t. :.16s ine aroat". any sto e ne a t l the haeratheir court of Wi giry- through an eprprr as into the opina loiA only men who understand and spel cnguia:Herl be was to steer SBP as-enger 'ine. mor sense ryingta~ h r f fmeat an notloh for the other positions a It en otrageous that a -crew should all~ @-f3e crey r shout ofe naiyeto under stand :.tbe orders of thE ofeiers and so be iveted frd obeying uncstaane and ppexpmte ""*"'d " romptli and accu To reassure passengers the steamship CoB paiy should be able to convince them that-the crer Is of fairly good rpiaterial reasonably in touch with the officere and disciplined in fire and lifeboat drill. It should be assured that the life preservers (many of which on the Madiana were de fective), the lifeboats and life rafts have been recently inspected and. that their com plete effRciency has been demonstrated. The careful, periodic adjustment of com passes should be guaranteed. Nothing in the condition of the compass-the ship'. eye-should be permitted to exist which might cause the deviation from the ship's course which sent the Madiana on the rocks. Bermuda's Defective Lights. - The court of inquiry says very mildly: "It would appear from the evidence adduced that the power of Gibbs Hill light at the present time is insufcient to fully insure the. safety -of vessels approaching Ber musda at night from the northward." No one who, followed the testimony before the court of inquiry and who read the discus msio in the Hamiton papers by pilots and others with expert knowledge of the de fect of Gbbs Hill light could escape the conviction that the Bermudan government shares ilhe responsibility for this disaster. Many mopths ago an explosion of the oil used ti irght and a resulting fire de stroye a large number of the mirror re flectors ofe the light and. these have been crudely rpiced by tip.. The light has been tcreped in visibilty by ofieial ad msioto to A:ighteen ailes, from twenty four. rut ,.what has not been admitted, though..at ;least one pilot now makes public 'statement to this effect, is that the light has become variable and uncertain as well as fainter; that it shows sometimes to the exgnt idt its decreased visibility when first light and early in the evening and that it often seems to grow dimmer as the night wears on: that when seen at some angles it does not disappear as a revolving light should. hut is visible between its flashes as a dim fixed lighty that its visibil ity,J affected by the weather and that in som#e'onditio of the'tmosphere it has ti een by skilled oliservers, though fominat 4eiulty. U n - ntha ago, tar t ted for lg , :gwhich is ow being donstrcte in gland ad.whieli, it is ex pected, will tfstailed"nxt summer. The Bermuda Co nodes the government for preoras n i4-the maatter in vigor ous termns. It sa ~~ Mccrding tdrue, for months the Gibbas ght, eea-little -better than a w is bkacon-.a decoy luring to their dest .p4'rmonths the rd asbeen led tbbUv-'b~ there isA areliable soyng (,ibbs Hill, 1i:-that i& visibility is decreased in consequence of the accident of last year, whereas, in fact, the light is, and for some time has been, absolutely unreliable. With in the last ten months several vessels have struck on the reefs during - the night, but it is only now, after a fine passenger steamer has become a total wreck and scores of valuable lives have been im periled, that the truth has :.een made public. "One thing -is now certain-the executive ought to lose- no time-ought to spare no expense-in installing upon Gibbs Hill the new apparatus for which providion was made during the last-legislative session. Its completion by the :manufacturers and its dispatch. to- Bermuda should be persistently urged and the. executive should- not- rest in the matter until the new light has been in stalled and .is in .perfect operation. - This is soipething t,hat concerns the civilised world, and the commercial welfare of Ber muda Is seriously involved. "The inegiciency of the Gios Hill lit-a dager. signal which for-over -half a century has been anxiously looked for by mariners approachlag -a most perilous coast-for even. one night was a serious matter to naviga tlpn, .thosgh-a delay of even two or three montxs Apiglft ha-ve reasonably .been excus ed, taking into consideration the remoteness of this -colony and the time,requfred .to get moteriala out- here. But inefliciency after a ispse o.f ten aionths is quite aniother matter and one which may provoke, from -friends and.euemnies alike, very ,gra 'er:question." E.'a next season a powerful light will prob ably agin shine from Gibbs Hill, but mean while this lighthouse is more apt to serve as a besieen of destruction -than of safety. It means-dannger, danger,'daiger-Which ought to be lessened by every'conceivable tempo rary- device. Every possible warning in the shape of boats bearing lights moored in ie smooth water jstt ipside the reefs or in au tomatic whistling buoys or other anprov'ed marine -danger signals yl e iinity of Nobrth Bteef Should be.'1 ; pr..else to every ship which plans joaena'er muda there shouldbeceftya metally ex-tended the I.etl9 tan re lince -ilstever'is to be ,aaed-upop Giblis Em light,.andi that far savesai- --mo0 the dangerous -Bermuda reits. ' atist be -ai ixas.ed. with the samstsuaadeepe. thension ag i the otden 'tIies uiaop -as inets gsam the DeviVa s=Madela Mi*d berti. - of411 ~r*a.maers -b7 a Wvna gig-c b no n~tstqi o. the an *ItimAi terdto ~snosed of #wrea in BE.3gt-hinsk. ~eht.W--e mit hv :wuns a st,.'. ..:~We heI Line o Penna I The Stock at Sensati N buying out &is 1 stocks in Washing of one of the oldest Carpet, Matting an house has-always ieen a ably fits us to maintain t We intend to here of our own s They're order HAT'S only .one - to-gain as rmuch in buying the sto dersell that is o you'41 find Rugs, jl Carpets, A 8183P Edmonsto 'Forn TO 000 answer the < for durabilit natural line: ally perfect. Foot Forms have established a new e same time Ideally oomfortable, No CUB good workmanship into his boots. A st No. 715-" lace are mad medium weight kid single sole and medium ful toe, with designed to ftt close- at heel and instep ford equal comfort across- bali and -toe "Foot Form" comfort. $5 quality-the pi ltntescope of the iquiry. but wih prmup yteidec given fr the simple erin ta s n we )Iurchased the F Floor Coverings Ave. Will Be Ck onally Low tock of floor sb-erings-one of the ton-we enter on a merchandise car carpet houses in 'Washington. This d Rug establishment ever since i8g9 guarantee of quality. Our training hat rgputation. put in an entirely r1 election-this sprin ed and will be in in reason why we should cut prices. Th favor as possible for the new firm ril ck out at the price we paid we have f rare occurrence. Monday morning ordered Carpets, Lattings, Wm. J. Giddings-Frank A. Steele. Formerly with W. B. Moses & Sons. Ave. Floor tpa? VY/ excl 9 Home of the oi 1 S-Boots for men, et f iuest for style-for i :y. They are desi$ of the foot and ar o th fota d ara in shoe making. While they conform to om shoemaker ever made a shoe to fit morm yle for every taste-a fit for every foot. $5.00 QUALITY. PRICE, $4.00. ~ No. 709 kn.hvmeum teachers and womE lull tip;.nty of room at t thd T e sadl nole ice.......breaking In. $5 qua ijirgmffj that because h'therto luck haij tavored us we should continue toptor We-at in luck. The statement that ship tended itloss oflif may be, and n popera kt is, in iteocthecsef K. e a aevrmil. mewesnmust maint an the eeemannat the - pecuiath eotraonf "R utin loss tof alried at bte un tic.Enda th Afattat ani Imirtan, hbinastatnIsdtitE a endidr at 13 sed Out Prices. finest hid best selected eer herC as proprietors has bop an exclusive The ieputation of the in this line of businest ew stock of goods g's piterns. a few-days.* ere's another. We want ht froi the start-and an opportunity to un the sale starts. In it Linoleums, Oil Ctoths. Coverings lusively. ginal "FOOT FORM" women and children. comfort and 9ned on the a anatomic= the dictates of stye,. they are at the *E oot Form" Boots . isbutt. and - lace; combine style and ease to a..de gree that's espeelafly g:atifying to tperly orpput Wthe oaot aps torthoit tebot * h rsr . Need no 1334 P St. 4cr" Theateaths. butMr D elh .r mf.d e 'e navat ato ait the.