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and therein lies the value of Male's Honey off Hore hound and Tar. It cures coughs and colds; quickly re- ^ lieves sore throat and bron chitis. All druggists. 25c.. 50c., $1.00 a bottle. Tike's Toothache Drop* Cure In One Minute. URGES ARIZONA'S ADMISSION. The Governor's Annual Report to the Secretary of the Interior. Gov. Brodie of Arizona, in l>ls annual report to the Secretary of the Interior, urges that the Interior Department aid in securing the passage of an enabling act for the admission of Arizona to state hood. He states, however, that the peo ple of the territory would rather forego statehood than accomplish it by union with any state or part of any other state or territory. Tlie governor recommends that Congress reimburse 1'iina county for $31S,275 for what the governor calls "an injustice committed by Congress in pass ing au act validating certain i'ima county narrow gauge railroad bonds after the entire Issue of said bonds had been declared by the Supreme Court of the I'nited States to be invalid and void and for which Pima county had never leceived value." The governor recommends that the In dian school facilities in Arizona be In creased and that measures be taken to more properly care for the graduates of thes ? schools by finding for them proper employment; that a levee be built to pre vent the overflow of cultivated land along the Colorado river by the annual freshets; that a system of tree and tree seed planting be inaugurated by the di vision of forestry for the benefit of the watersheds of territorial streams and that irrigation projects be pushed. The total population of Arizona is estimated at lfta.OOO. The total taxable wealth aggregated $43,088,041, and the total territorial In debtedness is placed at $1,004,594. Special Agent Smith Resigns. Converse J. Smith, special agent of the Treasury Department, in charge of the port of Boston, has resigned, stipulating that his resignation should take effect immediately. The resignation was ac cepted by the Treasury Department, atid in a few days his successor will be de tailed from the service. Mr. Smith re signs. it is understood, to engage in pri vate business. Gen. Carter's Inspection Tour. An order has been Tsstied by tlie War Department detaching Brig. Gen. Will iam H. Carter from service on the gen eral staff of the army to take effect De cember 31 next and directing him to make an Inspection of the systems of re mounts employed by the armies of Eu rope, and on the completion of that duty to proceed to Manila, P. I., and report to the major general commanding the di vision of the Philippines for assignment to duty. He probably will relieve either (Jon. T J. Wint at lloilo or Brig. Gen. Jesse M. I.ee at Batangas. and it Is ex pected that he will be succeeded as a member of the general staff by Brig. Gen. Tanker II. Bliss, president of the army war college board. Privileges for Naval Civilian Employes Representative l.oudenslager has Intro duced a bill in the House which proposes to grant equal privileges to per diem em ployes in the I'nited States navy outside of Washington. D. C.. with those employes In the executive departments of the gov ernment located in the capital city. The bill Is designed to grant to such per diem employes as draftsmen, assistant drafts men. copyists, clerks, writers, special laborers performing clerical work and as sistant inspectors in the United States navy at ail navy yards, naval stations, privato shipyards and steel plants where material for vessels ol the navy is manufactured, thirty days' leave of absence and thirty days' sick leave during each year. The bill has been referred to the committee on r.aval affairs. Important Biils in the Senate. The following bills have been introduced In the Senate: By Mr. Quay, to admit New Mexico as a state; alst> a separate bill for the admis sion of Arizona. By Mr. McCumbcr (N. IV). permitting the use of the entire proceeds from public land sales for irrigation systems. By Sir. (Juorles (Wis.), to repeal the desert land law. the timber and stone act and the commutation clause of the home stead act. Increase in Pension Issue. The reports of the pension bureau show that the pensions issued during the first four months of the present fiscal year exceed the same period of last year by per cent. The pension issue last year was the largest in ten years. Land Withdrawn From Settlement. The general land office has directed the withdrawal from settlement of six town si. ips In the Coeur do Alene land district in Idaho for the proposed Coeur de Alene forest reserve. Secretary Wilson's Trip. Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture will leave next Monday, with Senator Burrows and a number of the House delegation of Michigan, to inspect beel sugar factories in that state. Senator Smoot and Labor. The American Federation of Labor is en deavoring to prevent the appointment of Senator Smoot of Utah to a jiositlon on the immigration committee. The association has not protested against the senator hold ing his seat, but is opposing vigorously his application for a committee appointment which, they claim, would give him an op portunity to promote the immigration of Mormons from Kurope. October's Internal Revenue. Tie monthly statement of the collections of Internal revenue : hows that the tot.il ic celpl- for October, loot. were 121,021,381, on Increase as compared with October, 1002, of $381.12a. The receipts from the several sources of revenue are given as follows: Spirits. $12,703.1(10; Increase. $33>,!)2'J. To. bacco,. $3,070,031. decrease. $13,117. Fer mi nteti liquors. $.:.0M.5tl5; increase, $119,442, Oleomargarine. $37,210; decrease, $'1,553. Adulterated butter and process, or reno vuted butter. $13,100; increase, $7tii>. Mis cellaneous, $277; decrease, $40,33$. For the four months of the present fiscal year the total receipts were $81 ,(122,>-21, ; n Increase o!' $1,157,502 over the correspjud Ing i>erlod last year. A Cure For Asthma. The xvorat casea of Asthma in the world succumb readily to the one great cure that never fal'a. Dr. Ru<i?li>h Sehiffmauu's Asthma Cure almost performs mlra< leg. Mr. R. M. Spencer, 23AO Vermont avenue, Toledo. O., says: "Asthma has been growing on me for 3 years, until last summer the attacks became ao severe that mm} nights 1 spent half the time gasping for breath. Doctors seemed to give no re lief whatever, and 1 felt there was no hope for me, when a drug clerk recommended your Asthma Cure. Its effect Is truly magical and gives com plete relief in from 2 to 5 minutes." Sold by all druggists at 50c. and $1.00. Send 2c. at*mp to Dr. R. Hchlffmann, Box 883, St. Paul, Ulan., for a free sample package. Later Developments of Indus trial School Incident. FURTHER INQUIRY OUTBREAKS AMONG INMATES IN PREVIOUS YEARS. Text of Correspondence Between Com missioner Macfarland and Other District Officials. Additional facts have been brought to light relative to cases of sudden illness on the part of inmates of the Industrial Home School, and the knowledge of these addi tional facts has involved the matter in greater mystery than ever. From a recent letter to Commissioner Macfarland from the trustees of the Industrial Home School it is learned that the unexplained outbreak at the school the past summer was not the first Instance of such illness noted at the school. On the contrary, during the sum mers of 1808, 1901 and 1902. outbreaks of illness similar to that of the past summer occurred there. From this information it is learned that the outbreaks have occurred under the man agement of three different superintendents. The illness appeared in 1S08 and did not re cur again until 1iH>t. and in this circum stance there appears the element of mys tery. _ , . Previous to the receipt by Commissioner Macfarland of the recent communication from tlie trustees of the school, it is stated, the District authorities had no knowledge of outbreaks at the institution in former years. The cause of the epidemic occurring in August of this year has been inquired into by the management of the school and bv the* health officer of the District, but ro definite conclusions have been reached as to the result of the investigations. \\ 1th the additional facts in hand Commissioner Macfarland today referred the matter for the first time to the board of charities. with the request that the board make an investigation into the whole affair, and endeavor, if 'jossible, to ascertain the cause or causes of the illness. Mr. Macfai land has not referred the matter to the board of charities before because of the fact that the board o' trustees of the school had been making an investigation and he desired to wait until the results of its inquiry were known. Shortly after the illness occurred at the srhool this summer the trustees conducted an inquiry into the mutter and later called the health authorities of the District into the case. From the nature of the illness, it appeared that the cause was ptomaine poisoning, but this could not be determined to absolute certainty. The statements of the board of trustees and the health officer on the results of the previous investigation and the correspondence between these parties and Commissioner Macfarland have been published heretofore in the columns of The Star. i Reference to Board of Charities. Commissioner Macfarland's letter of to day to the board of charities is as follows: "Please make inquiry to ascertain if pos sible the cause or causes of the sudden Ill ness. in no case fatal, of a number of per sons at the Industrial Home School on cer tain days in the late summer of 1898, 1901. 1!H)2 and 1903. The cases occurring in 1898, 1901 and 1902 have just been brought to the attention of this office for the first time by the board of trustees of the Industrial Home School, its management under the , law That board has been unable by its investigations to find the cause or causes j of these outbreaks. The health officer, who has Investigated those occurring in the present year the others not having been reported to him or to any other District officer so far as I can learn), is unable to account for them. i.v, "The suggestions made by the heaitn officer in this connection that the manage ment of the institution should change the source of Its milk supply and the manner of treating and the manner of keeping the milk in the institution, have all been adopted bv the board of trustees and are being carried out. If the outbreaks were due to the milk the improvements made o'leht to prevent them in future. But it cannot be said, apparently, either by the board of trustees or by the health that the milk was responsible for the Ill nesses. tl may be Impracticable for any one to succeed in finding the reason for these outbreaks, slnco the board of trustees and the health officer have failed to do so. but I am unwilling to let the matter rest with out employing every possible ""?ana '0 ^': tain the essential facts if possible so that a preventive remedy may be applied. Superintendent's Letter. The letter to Commissioner Macfarland f.om the trustees of the Industrial Home School is dated November 13, and is slgne b" Mrs Huldah W. Blackford, secretary. Tl is letter contains the Information rela tive to outbreaks of illness at the InsUtu Hon lii previous years, and is in reply to a communication from Mr. Macfarland tran. miUhig a report on the investigation b> Dr \V. C. Woodward, health officer of the District. The letter says: ??UerilvInK to the comments of Dr. \V ood Mi Skinner says that he did not know of tiie sickness at the time the bottie of spring water was delivered J?y himself to , the health department lor analysis, that as he was detained by business engagements lie did not learn of the outbreak till be j tween T. an.l <1 o'clock p.m. of August 18. Superintendent Skinner states that he to.r. the officer ot the health department .0 whom he was directed by Health Officer Woodward to deliver the samples of bread and milk, that they were samples taken ftom the breakfast tables of August 18. and that the vomit was from the stomach of one attacked by Illness on that day. "Superintendent Skinner states that al though he did call repeatedly at the health department, he was not told between Au gust 19 and 2*1 by the health officer or any one connected with that department the re* suits of the analysis of the vomit, bread or ""?Superintendent Skinner further statas that Dr. Fowler, to whom he was directed for Information by Health Officer Wood ward. told him (Mr. Skinner) August that he need not call again, that he (Dr. Fowler) would send to him written reports of the analysis of the samples submitted. Mr. Skinner says that the promised reports have not yet been received. "Dr Woodward will, in the light of these facts understand the meaning of the trus tees when they say that 'Superintendent Skinner, on August 26. again asked the health department for a report.' Mr. Skinner's Statement. "Replying to your inquiry. Superintendent Skinner states that on the day after he became superintendent of the Industrial Home School Mr. Sherwood, of Storm & Shtrwcod, called, and stated that It had been his custom to take two quarts of cream from the home school milk at his own dairy and to deliver the cream and milk separately, making no charge for the cream upon the bills. Mr. Skinner replied that if he had the power he would change tiat custom at once. Mr. Sherwood as sured him that he had a right to give such an order and have the milk delivered before removing any cream. Mr. Skinner says that he did order that no cream be taken from the milk delivered at the In dustrial Home School, and that whatever ctearn was ordered from that time till about July 1 appeared as a separate charge upon the bills. During these six months Superintendent Skinner says that he was told by those competent to Judge that the milk was no better than It was prior to January 1, UH?. Feeling that he was not getting the article that was being paid for, Mr. Skinner 'phoned Sherwood about July 1 to continue the custom that was In vogue prior to his coming to the Industrial Home School. "Superintendent Skinner says he had no knowledge of any contract to mix or dilute the milk in any other way than by the removal of two quarts of cream. As soon as the process of diluting or mixing the milk in the manner described In Dr. Wood ward's report was made known Mr. Skin ner promptly ordered Mr. Sherwood not to remove any more cream from the milk, and he also states that all cream used at the Industrial Home School since August 29 han appeared as a separate charge upon the bills. Outbreaks in Previous Tears. "Further: Serious outbreaks of a similar character have occurred In August or Sep tember of previous years, and no adequate cause has ever been discovered. In August, 1J?MS, many inmates were similarly afflicted, and the superintendent was ao severely attacked that she lay at the point of death. In 1901 a large percentage of the population were mysteriously stricken. In 11**4, late In August or early in September, occurred an outbreak for which no sufficient cause e< uId be discovered, when a larger number were attacked than during the past season. "The illness last August lasted for a day; nobody died. Two persons, a boy and one employe were considered dangerously ill. but all recovered In a few days. The general health of the Inmates has probably never been better than during the present year. Were It not for the mumps there would be no illness at all at present." Dr. Woodward's Statement. Dr. Woodward, to whom the letter from the trustees of the institution was referred, makes the following statement In reply: "The previous letter written by the health officer relative to this subject was submit ted, before being forwarded, to those of the health department employes who were personally familiar with such of the facts to which reference was made as had not come tinder the health officer's personal observation. It was then and Is now be lieved by the health department to repre sent the facts of the case. The discrepan cies between that letter and the statements made by the superintendent of the Indus trial Home School depend apparently upon failures of observation and of recollection which it seems impracticable to correct and reconcile at the present time. "The health department has had no knowledge of the previous outbreaks of sickness similar In character to the one which occurred In August last, and which previous outbreaks are referred to in Mrs. Blackford's letter. It Is unable to account for such outbreaks on any plausible theory. They have apparently all occurred during warm weather, and this suggests the proba bility of -their dependence on putrefactive changes of some sort in the food supply of the institution?that is, ptomaine poison ing. Impossible to Determine. "Just what article or articles of food, If any, were at fault It Is impossible to say. The fact that no similar outbreaks seem to have occurred outside of the Industrial Home School, although many persons out side of the institution must have eaten food from tlie same sources, indicates tTiat such supposed changes In the food must have originated in causes peculiar to the institution. Oil the other hand, an efTort to account for these outbreaks on the theory that they have been due to ptomaine poison ing Is discounted by their occurrence year after year! and once only after the lapse of several years. "There is nothing connected with pto main poisoning that would allow the condi tions out of which it arises to lie dormant at a given institution for about twelve months, then to be suddenly called Into ex istence nt a single meal, and then to lie dormant again for a corresponding period, the same process being repeated year after year during a series of years; and the fact that on one occasion no outbreak occurred for three years indicates that the cause, whatever it may be, is not constantly present." AVENUE TO MT. VERNON. Representative Rixey Proposes an Ap propriation of $120,000. Representative Rixey of Virginia has In troduced a bill in the House providing for the building of a public highway or avenue on the south side of the Potomac river from the city of Washington to Mount Ver non. The bill proposes to direct the Sec retary of the Treasury to pay to the Mount Vernon Avenue Association, being the as signee of the state of Virginia, the sum of $120,000, with interest at 6 per cent per annum, "from the dates of the respective advances made by the state of Virginia until paid, being the sum loaned by the state of Virginia to the United States, through President George Washington, and used for the purpose of constructing public buildings at Washington, District of Co lumbia, for the use of the federal govern ment, which said appropriation shall be In full satisfaction and payment of the amount heretofore claimed by the state of Virginia on said account. "That the money hereby appropriated and directed to be paid to the said assignee of the state of Virginia shall be expended In laying out, opening, constructing, and for the Improvement of a public avenue and highway from Washington. District of Co lumbia, to the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon, as described in the charter of the Mount Vernon Avenue Association. "That said association may construct Its avenue through the Arlington estate by such routes and under such supervision as shall be approved of by the Secretary of War. "That the cost of constructing said ave nue through the Arlington estate to an amount not exceeding $50,000 shall be paid out of the treasury out of any money not appropriated, and in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, upon the certifi cate of the Secretary of War." Hundreds of Patents Granted. One of the largest Issues of patents was made yesterday to cover the property rights of Inventors to 702 patents and designs. The business of the patent office has been stead ily Increasing since its organization, but during the last two or three years the in crease. has been more marked. During the week ending May 0 last the largest single issue was made?724 patents and 12 designs. Of the entire number issued yesterday ?2'J patents and designs were inventions of residents of the l7nlted States and 7.'1 the work of citizens of foreign countries. There were !) patents Issued to citizens of the Dis trict of Columbia. The Coming Jamestown Celebration. A memorial was laid before the House yesterday by Speaker Cannon in the form of a joint resolution passed by the Virginia legislature informing the world that the three hundredth anniversary of the first English-speaking settlement in America at Jamestown, Va., would be celebrated by a naval, marine and industrial exposition at Hampton Roads, Va.t beginning May 13, Aimed at Trust-Made Articles. Representative Richardson of Tennessee has Introduced a bill to place all trust made articles on the free list and to re duce the rate of duty on all articles manu factured In the United States and sold more cheaply abroad than In this country. Cannot Appear This Week. Major Runcle, one of the principal wit nesses called by the Senate committee on military affairs to testify In the matter of charges against General Leonard Wood, has Informed the committee by cable from Havana that he will appear before the committee next week. He cannot reach this country in time to give his testimony this week. Proposed Changes in Uniform. Several changes In the uniform of the army have received favorable consideration at the War Department. One of these is the adoption of an olive-drab fatigue uni form by both officers and enlisted men. The now cap will be shaped exactly like the blue fatigue cap recently adopted, and will be worn In lieu of the campaign hat on certain occasions. A new campaign hat is also under consideration. Another Innovation In the way of a cap for officers and men may be decided upon. This consists of a soft cap made for a sleeping cap, or to wear on board trans ports. It Is similar in sliapo to the wvll known French police cap, and is alco like one used by English officers for knock about wear. Minister Beaupre Hot Recalled. The statement tp made in the highest offi cial circles that United States Minister Beaupre, at Bogota, has not been recalled. As heretofore stated Mr. Beaupre has been granted leave of absence, and Is at liberty to leave hts post whenever he so desires. 31 More Buying Days Before Christmas. We are selling and laying away many Christmas gifts for those who appreciate the many advantages of early selection. 1 S l % % ! "Always the Best ' of /Every thing' for the Least Money." ==a TMirvji \h' 6th St. & Pa. Ave. "THE BUSY CORNER."* "Always the Best of Every thing for the Least Money." 1 ! At no time of year is it more important that you remember our store motto above than NOW, when Christmas buying is crowding in with the providing necessaries for the cold weather that is delayed, but sure to get here. W ill it catch you unprepared? 4' $ % J i s Handsome Neck Furs. There's quite an advantage in buying here. In nothing does the lowness of our prices and the quality of our offerings, when making comparisons, show to a better advantage than in the fur line. Handsome Opossum Pur Scarfs, with 6 full tails, of fered at Genuine Squirrel Scarfs, with 6 full tails, offered at.. Extra Long Marten Boas, with hand some cord and tassels, with 11 *5 g/flv two full brushes, offered at. 11 <?/.a3\y 5. Stylish Blue Fox Scarfs, with handsome full brush, offered at Russian Mink Scarfs, with C tails and ornaments, of fered at Marten Sable Fox and Mink Muffs, of finest quality, offered as low as r s s ?. Rain Coats, ! 4 0 5 % Some especially fine styles at very little prices. These are not only good coats for rainy weather, but thev will be suitable for wear when the sun comes out again. $15.00 Oxford Rain Coats with triple capes; double-breasted fronts, with belts and fitted back: new sleeves with cuffs. Priced at Stylish Cravenette Rain Coats, In tan, green and Oxford, in double-breasted style; cape over sleeves; /*, ? tight backs, with belts; vs II (U f lap seams. Priced at... ? Second Floor. Rain Coats of heavy cloth; cape col lar; full sleeves; fly-front style; in light and dark brown; belts, at Unusual $18.50 with value Black Cravenette Cloth Coats, in black only; collarless; double cape; stylish sleeves, with pointed cuffs; double breasted front; tight backs, with belt. Priced at $25.00 $2,50 Lace Collars for Just Half. While there are only io dozen in the lot (he offering shows what advantages accrue to this store by watching the market as closely as we do. One of the season's most favored neck dressing in exactly the same styles that we bought regularly less than a month ago to sell at $2.50 is offered now at just one-half that price. They consist of Arabian. Renaissance and Silk Applique Cape Collars, in white, butter and ecru, with long stole ends and Point Venise Round Collars, with stole ends. Such a garniture worn with a tailored waist gives quite a /fit dressy effect. These can also be worn 011 coats. They look (vj the part of higher priced lace collars. /HrV Choice while the lot lasts, 011 first floor bargain tables, at. vyy. each r.. A Host of Pretty Waists, to the variety of pretty styles ex of choosing from many styles, There's practically no limit hibited. Yet with this advantage prices arc extremely low. Velveteen Waists of imported metal lic-dot material; pleated to the bust; French back; taffeta silk trimming on the stock and cuffs; finished with fancy novelty but tons; navy and black. We ask but Second Floor. Fine Silk Velveteen Waists, elaborate ly trimmed with straps of stitched taf feta silk to the bust; finished with cro chet ornaments; fancy stock; large puff sleevf throughout. and black. sizes. Our :tock; large >eves; lined /to iout. Navy lack. All pjv Our price... Ooe=Third Their Worth ILK and Satin Brocade Tapestry, genuine Gobelin, Dariens and Lastral Tapestries. If there's a fancy chair, foot stool, a divan, a waist box, a cozy corner or a fancy pillow that needs a chance. new cover this is your These are the very finest of tapestries and in lengths used by the traveling salesmen of a noted house as samples in taking orders for fall. The entire line of sample pieces was discarded, although many of the same will go into the new lot of samples being made up for spring business. And we bought them. 800 pieces of Silk and Satin CO inches wide, embracing every color and enough pat terns so there are pracUcal Iy no duplicates. A few pieces sell regularly at $2.00 a yard. Most of them nearer $4..10 a yard. A few worth up to $t;.00 a yard. Sale price for choice of the lot, a piece. Brocades, a full yard long, 000 pieces of 23-inch Squares, large enough for small chairs, sofa cushions and embracing everything In pattern and color shown in the first lot. Choice of these, apiece, 1.000 pieces of assorted Gobelin, Darien and Lastral Tapestries, in cluding a large variety of shades and patterns, in pieces 24 by 3fl Inches, iarge enough for most chairs, divans and fancy cushions, as well as cozy corner decorations. Choice of the lot Bargain Tables?First Floor. OS1 amid Gas Heaters. Moch Heat at Little Cost. The convenience of commanding heat whenever and wherever wanted can only be realized by those who own Gas or Oil Heaters. Special prices tomorrow on several kinds. Miller Oil Heaters; odorless and smokeless; solid brass tank; patent oil indicator; self-extinguishing burner; Japan or nickel finish. Usually $0.oo. $4.69 Cut to "Nesco" Oil Heaters; brass tank; patent oil indicator; self - extinguishing burner; japanned or n ckel finish; guaranteed odorless and smokeless, usual *0.00 kind, at oPTroTTVJ' "Miller" and "Regal" Oil Heaters; family size; patent self - extinguishing brass burner; full-nickel finish; odorless and smokeless. Usual $4.25 (S 5 ^ ^ kind, at <V'<U/oOv'QJ> Roast In For the Thanksgiving: Turkey. Take no risks with your Thanksgiving turkey. Have it baked in a new roast ing pan?one that is right. From our large variety in small, medium and large sizes, you can secure the style pan you want, and at a little price: These Are Jest a Few. Sheet Iron Double Roasting Pans, for your Thanksgiving turkey; the self basting kind; family size. Special at Sheet Iron Dripping Pans, best quality, sizes IX by 15 and 12 by 1". Special jj Best quality Sheet Iron Double Roasting Pans, self-basting; extra good size. ?!((])/> Special Disk's Patent Double Roasting Pans, self basting, of best quality Russian gt] tl (Q) iron; family size. Special i 1 1 t ; * 1 -ip J i kind, at. Gas Radiators; 4-col.; aluminum or gold bronze finish; high or low styles; patent gas tips; perfect heaters. Usual $.">.00 kind, at ? $8.98 15-in. Galvanized Iron Coal Hods; extra strong bottoms; riveted > handles. Usual 35c. kind, Galvanized Iron Shovels; best . grade; good size; regularly 10c. Special at " "Globe" Coal Heating Stoves, heavy iron base and top, with Russian iron cylinder; nickel canopy; complete with 1 pipe and elbow. A usual $5.00 stove. Special at Third Floor. $3.48 >oft Fleeced Blanket! for $11.50. Although we are offering them at a great deal below their real worth we could not buy them today regularly at what we are asking for them. They are 11-4 size for double beds, made with handsome borders In two different com binations of colors; finished with crochet edge. Only 80 pairs in all, and while they last, at, a pair Third Floor. FOR ALL SOCIAL FUNCTIONS. Whatever form your social obligations may take we're well prepared to furnish correctly engraved invitations or cards. While our prices are as low as can pos sibly be quoted for high-class engraving, we lay particular stress on its quality. We're quick, too, in executing engrav ing orders. Consult lis in regard to any engraving you may want done. First Floor. To Carve the Thanksgiving Turkey. To do justice to your skill and to the bird you must have a good carving set. With these small prices you can afford a new carver for the Thanksgiving turkey. 50 pairs of Stag-handle Carv ing Knives and Forks, with patent guard. Special tomor-^^?o row 15 pairs Carving Knives and Forks, good quality stag handles -ri <t> Q and Russell's best steel. ?W 11 Special tomorrow ^ 10 pairs of small Bird Carvers, buckhorn handles. Special tomorrow specially Priced. These for tomorrow only, price reductions are so big .21 The so big that you cannot afford to overlook this chance. Women's $2.00 Light-sole Shoes, but ton or lace style, kid or patent tips; every pair war ranted. Reduced for to morrow only to, a pair v Women's $2.50 Light-turn or Machine sewed Shoes, soft, easy and durable; military and opera heels, skid or patent tips, bright or dull tops, "In all sizes. Included with these are our $3.00 Patent Ideal KM /f> o Shoes in broken sizes. VJ II Choice tomorrow at ^ * WToinen's $3.00 and $3.50 Extenson sole Shoes, lace or button shoes, made of patent coltskin or ideal patent kid, opera, military and Cuban heels. Choice at Second Floor. I J s i. i | I I i 1 * $ Do It Now-==JOIN THE "MIRA" CLUB 1 And Get for Your Own Use or Chr35timas=Giving the Best Music Cabinet Made. The Terms Are: jj A DOLLAR AND A PROMISEo j Concerts DaiSy in the Fourth FSoor Music Parlors. ^ - - - ?=? LM r KATES ABB QUESTIONED. Coming Hearings by Interstate Com merce Commission. November 23 the case of the Georgia Peach Growers' Association against the Atlantic Coast Line railway and other lines will be heard by the Interstate commerce commission In Atlanta. This case involves what are termed unfair and discriminative fruit rates in the section in which the as sociation operates. What are known as the orange case3 will be heard in this oity on December 3, and involve rates ou oraqges from points in southern California. They are brought by the Consolidated Forwarding Company against the Southern Pacific Railway Com pany and by the Southern California Fruit Exchange against the Southern California Railway Company. On December 8. at Nerw Orleans, will be heard the case of the Central Yellow Pine Association against the Illinois Central railway, charges of unjust discrimination having been made against the railroad In Its rates on yellow pine. The Hearst coal case, In which the Phila delphia and Reading railroad is the de fendant, will be heard In this city Decem ber 16. This involves rates on anthracite coal from the mines in Pennsylvania to the various tidewater points. To Honor America's Discovery. A bill has been introduced in the House by Representative Martin making the an niversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus a legal holiday. The measure has been referred to the committee on the judiciary, and will be considered later In the session. The bill provides: "That the 21st day of October of each year, the anniversary of the discovery of Amer ica by Christopher Columbus, is hereby made a legal holiday under the name of Columbus day, to all intents and purposes In the same manner and effect as the first Monday of September, known as Labor day, Is now made by law a public holi day." Wants the Appeal Dismissed. Counsel for the Northern Securities Com pany has filed a motion In the United States Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal of the state of Minnesota from the decision of the United States circuit court of the district of Minnesota in the case of that state against the securities company. The motion is made upon the ground that no question of constitutional construction Is involved In the case and that therefore no direct ap peal from the circuit court to the United States Supreme Court is permissable. In their brief In support of the motion coun sel contend that while the suit was found ed on federal a6 well as state statutes, none of the rulings of the circuit court In volved the construction or application of the federal Constitution. Lieut. Bobbins Retired. First Lieut. Haywood Robbins, 15th In fantry, has been placed on the retired list on account of disability incident to the service. Lieut. Robbins is a native of North Carolina and began his military service as a private In Battery L, 5th Artil lery, fti July, 1897. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of the 15th Infantry in October, 1889, and reached the grade of 'first lieutenant in that regiment in June, 1901. SALES OF "REALTY. Changes in Ownership of Property Through Stone & Fairfax. The real estate corporation of Stone & Fairfax reports that since the 1st Instant it has made the following sales: For I.ewls E. Breuninger, to Thomas F. Keene, 1218 Columbia road; $7,500. For Charles W. King, jr., 1459 Sheridan street northwest; $5,000. For Fank Coburn, 2523 University place; $5,500. For Ralph L. Hall, 1227 Howard street northwest; $7,500. For the estate of Philip May, 635 and 037 D street northwest. For H. A. Gripp, 1740 P street northwest; $12,000. For L. Eisenian, 1132 19th street north west; $3,500. For F. A. Blundon, 1815 North Capitol street, $5,300. For R. E. Sullivan, 12J3 G street north east; $3,200. For K. A. Dalloway, 2469 18th street northwest; $8,000. For F. V. Creamer, 1450 Sheridan street. For T. H. Calvert, 1616 15th street north west; $6,500. For H. N. Taplin, 1416 D street northeast: $1,850. For M. L. Jolinson, 927 P street north west. For B. S. Simmons, lot 6, block 22, Colum bia Heights. To Assist Admiral Capps. Naval Constructor Homer L. Ferguson, who for some time has been engaged in su perintending the construction of warships at the shipyard of the Newport News Com Gas and Oil Heaters, i OU'LX. need heat and plenty of it from now on. Oat and Oil Heaters help out wonderfully by heating out-of-the-way rooms. All sizes in all the best makes ire here at moderate prices. Gas Heaters, $1.25 up. Oil Heaters, $3.50 up. J;Shedd&Bro.CoJ (Inc.), 432 Ninth St. it J. J. GEORQES & SON, HIROPODIST 5. riANICURING. Ladies' Hairdressing and Shampooing ool4-tf-14 1211 PENNA. AVE. pany, has been selected for duty in tWa dt as assistant to Rear Admiral Capps, ch of the bureau of construction and repair and will enter upon the duties of that January 1 next.