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Piano Bargains for Xmas.
Knabe Square ? ? ? ? $SD Hardman Square - ? - $75 Grovensteen Upright ? ? $125 Howard New Upright - $250 Lester New Upright ? ? $325 Estey Organ $50 And Many Others. Terms From $5 Month Up. Sanders & Stayman Co., 1327 F St. Open Evenings. Mayer Bros., <& Co. Millinr-ry Suits, Wraps, Women's Furnishings and Tailoring. GIFTS Sensible, Serviceable E'YE assembled a stock of Fur and Velour Jackets here that delights every woman who sees it. Jackets whose style graces style ? whose quality is the standard of quality ? whose making shows expertness of a high order?and withal the prices are far below what jack ets that in any way compare with those are priced at any other house in this section. We won your favor by pricing goods right?we retain it by giving you the best of goods. Handsome Nearseal Jackets? perfectly cut and made?tight-fit ting back, box front?bell sleeve lining of the best Skinner satin. In sizes In 22 and <t) -tj ^ F? f\ 24. or lengths. Oo5 w Specially priced ^ Another line of Near-seal Coats of excellent quality?trimmed with fine big mink collars and revers and cuffs?and lined with the best Skinner sat in. Special Beautiful, Rich Persian Lamb Jackets?cut with a lot of style t*hem. *ra,sepechU $50.00 at Real Squirrel Coats with collars, cuffs, revers and belts of spe cially selected; er mine?lined appropri ately. Special at $175 Persian Lamb Coats with col lars, cuffs and revers of ermine, that are far under value at Velour Jackets with genuine chinchilla collars and revers. Spe cial value at ;o.oo "?9 937=939 F Street. it ?Buy Hardware Gifts at a Hardware Store? gt Ximias News.! 2-piece jSCarvingSets $ - I Fully guaranteed. 3*pc. Carving Sets, in case, $rnv5o. Biggest Carver value in Washing toe. Set of 6 Cel luloid-handle Table Knives, $L75. Razors, (Guaranteed), $1. Too! Chests, 1 Filled with the best guaranteed Tools. Empty Clu?sts, $1 up, fill ed to order. Barney & Berry Ice Skates, Pocket= knives, 25c. & 50s:. up to $3. Special Pearl ^ I] handle Knives u ? each knife in separate box. Xmas Tree Safety Razors,! Holders, $3.50. 115c. to 65c. John PEY, Hardware?1010 Pa. Ave. del5-60d J * ? ? Our Repairing Has No Equals Make ESegant Gifts. Let Rich Furs be your gift if you desire to bestow some thing serviceable as well as beautiful. Make your selections here and be assured Furs of style and quality at the lowest possible prices. CT"Goods reserved for Xmii. H. ZIRKIN, ^,'hSt fc) Year* tn Fur Buatiieaa. 'Phone 2111)2 M. Late with B. H. SttuemeU A Son. d4l5-t.Ul.a40 Jewish emigration to America from St. Petersburg ia constantly increasing in pro porUons. in conaaquence of the scarcity of %ork. ?^Agents for Huvler's Candies. 5,00? Bottles Perfomes, 25c. to ?representing the finest Amer ican, English and French pro ductions in handsome holi day Boxes?25c. to $5.00 per bottle. "Celeste" ?the newest perfume; and the most delicate and lasting. "Celeste" Extract.75c. to $3.50 ''Celeste'" Toilet Water? Soc. bottle Eastman's Violet Water..25c. (Large bottles.) All Bristle Hair Brushes? $1 to $5 A beautiful line of Brushes of all kinds; no split quill?all bristle?the best. Gifts for Mere. Smokers' Sets $1.50 to $3.50 Military Hair Brushes.. .$2.00 to $5.00 (The very best.) Shaving Brushes 75e. to $2.50 IdeiKiillL- Badger Hair.) Shaving Sets $1.50 to $0.00 Ogram's Brag Store, Pa. Ave., Cor. Oth St. de!4-80d AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS. American Students to Become Bene ficiaries of Cecil Rhodes' Will. Arrangements arp being made for the award of Rhodes scholarships at Oxford to American students. According to the pres ent outlook, the work of going over the necessary papers will begin at once, and the first students will be chosen before March, eo that every arrangement can be rrade to enter Oxford next October. The final committee of control has been named. It consists of a representative of every state in the Union. In all but ten of the states the delegate authorized Is president of the state university, but in others the presidents of the largest institutions of learning have been chosen. From the ten states referred to the fol lowing distirgulshed scholars have been se lected: New York, Nicholas Murray But ler, Columbia University, Connecticut, Ar thur Twining Hadley, Yale University; Massachusetts, Charles W. Eliot, Harvard University; New Hampshire, William J. Tucker, D.D., LL.D.', Dartmouth College; New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, Lt. D., L.L. D , Princeton University; Rhode Island, W. H. P. Faunce. A.M., D.D., Brown Univer sity; Maryland, Ira Remsen, L.L. D., Johns Hopkins University; Kentucky, D. B. Gray, ! Georgetown College, and Illinois, William Ralney Harper, Ph. D., D.D., University of Chicago. It has been practically decided that can didates for the scholarships must have at least reached their sophomore years in seme college or university of recognized standing, and they shall not be more than twenty-four years old. All candidates for appointment must be unmarried. The award of scholarships in each state will be made by a committee which will be headed by the president of the state university or of the leading college or university In the state. Commissioner Macfarland today stated that the trustees of the Rhodes will have not as yet communicated their decision to the District authorities as to whether or not the District of Columbia is to be considered as a state or territory and entitled lo schol arships under the provisions of the will. Uast September Mr. Macfarland received a letter from the trustees stating that ifcey were considering that question and will In form the Commissioners of their decision when the same has been reached. When the provisions of the Rhodes will were first made public Commissioner Mac farland wrote to the trustees of the testa ment and strongly urged that the District of Columbia be considered as a state or territory, within the meaning of the will, in order that the District might receive the benefit of the scholarships. Mr. Mac farland also called on Secretary Hay and informed him that the Disy-lct desired to be considered as enUtled to benelits under the will. Accordingly when Secretary Hay sent out the circular letter to the school au thorities of the several states and terrl j tories. asking them to make report on the method of awarding the scholarships, he sent one of the letters to the District au thorities. The school authorities of the District submitted an opinion relative to the method of awarding the scholarships, In the same manner as did the school authorities of the states and territories. The Commissioners have received no fur ther communication from the trustees of the will regarding the status of the Dis trict In the matter of awards of scholar ships, since the letter bearing date of last September, when the trustees stated that they were giving the subject careful consideration. Annual Visitation. The hall of Potomac Council. No. 20, Ju nior Order United American Mechanics. 1073 31st street, was the scene of an en thusiastic gathering recently, the occasion being the visitation of the State Council offi cers and members of the fifteen local state subordinate councils. ? After the transaction of the regular busi ness the state officers took charge. During the progress of the exercises Shipley Bra shears. P. S. C., was presented with a gold and silver badge and A. F. Tucker, S. C., with a.silver mounted umbrella. Remarks were made by several of those present, after which all adjourned to the banquet hall, where the good of the order committee, Messrs Arnett, Taylor and Summers, had prepared an abundant supply of refreshments. The hall was profusely decorated with the national colors. Headaches From Colds. Laxative Brorno Quinine removes the cause To i (*t the genuine, call for the full name. Xc. READY FOB BUSINESS Colored Suffragists Form a National League. OFFICERS ELECTED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION HELD THIS MORNING. Some Strenuous Addresses Made?Pro test From Dissenters?The Dis trict Divided. The attempt to organize a National Airier lean Negro Suffrage League at the Metro politan Baptist Church, R street between 12th and 13th streets, which created so much excitement among the colored men about noon yesterday, was ultimately suc cessful. The convention called by the Suf frage Leaguers of Pennsylvania, and com posed of over 250 delegates, representing twenty-two states and territories and the District of Columbia, finally succeeded in electing Rev. Dr. Oscar J. \V. Scott, pastor of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, temporary chairman. Under his leadership the con vention then elected the following perma nent officers: Chairman, Robert J. Nelson of Pennsyl vania: secretary, James K. Dixon of Rhode Island: assistant secretary, James F. Arm strong of Alabama; treasurer, Thomas L. Jones of Washington; sergeant-at-arms, John E. Hagins of Massachusetts; assist ant sergeant-at-arms, E. Nutter of Mary land. The session this morning opened shortly after 10 o'clock. There was a boisterous discussion shortly after as to the status of two unaccredited Maryland delegates, dur ing which there were special outbursts of Ire and satisfaction, respectively, from four aggressive-looking lady delegates near the front, making necessary the services of the sergeant-at-arms and his squad. The as sembly decided finally, however, to go into executive session for the discussion of many and sundry important and burning ques tions in respect of the actions of the Presi dent of the L nited States and the republi can party. Orders were given by President Nelson to eject all but delegates from the church auditorium, but some time elapsed before the proper officials were successful In this. A reporter for The Evening Star was seat ed comfortably in a pew half way to the front, studiously scribbling the record of events, when lie was touched on the shoulder and told he must leave. He rip pealed to the president, who put the ques tion of allowing him to remain before the assembly. Thereupon a number of speeches were made concerning the treatment which the convention had received from the firess, yesterday evening and this morning. In the course of which The Star was repeatedly referred to as "all right" and "as treating the colored man fairly." Nevertheless it was thought to be better, by a majority of the delegates, "when an executive session is to be held to have a real on?, and The Star's representative was courteously escorted to the vestibule and given a seat on the stairway to await developments. From his position the sounds or heated debate and the accompaniments of applause and laughter wero continuous ly audible. Merely the Usual Detail. During the morning Police Lieutenant Jordon of the eighth precinct looked in, but left almost Immediately, promising to call again. He stated to The Star reporter that no trouble had been anticipated by the three policemen present yesterday, and that the latter were the usual detail for a public gathering. "Their presence," he said, "was a matter of courtesy to rtie assembly." It was afterward learned that the "follow ing business was transacted Jn the execu tive session: The speakers for this evening were chosen as follows: W. M. Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian: Rev. F. J. Grimke of this city, Rev. Geo. W. Lee of this city. Rev. P. A. Wallace of Tennessee, Thomas I,. Jones of this city, Geo. H. White of North Carolina. W. Calvin Chase, chairman of the execu tive committee of the local suffrage league, was elected chairman of a committee on organization. ; Rev. Geo. W. Lee of this city addressed the convention for some time on various phases of the question of suffrage. Some Resolutions. Rev. Mr. Lee In his address, besli os tell ing many funny stories, Intimated that his position was unfavorable to Roosevelt and the republican party, because they were not attempting to remedy the colored man's political condition. lo Air. Lee Rev. S. L. Corrothers, presi dent of the local suffrage league, responded feelingly. Mr. Corrothers offered certain resolutions, which are considered as voicing the sentiment of his faction. Included in the resolutions were the fol lowing: "We believe in the principles of the re publican party, the principles of freedom, manhood suffrage and the civil and polit^cil equality of all men before the law, and do hereby pledge ourselves, individually and collectively, to do all wlth'n our power for the success of the party that stands for the principles encouched in the declarations above. "We call upon the negro voters of every state and congressional district of this Union, In which their vote Is essential to the election from said state their rep. e sentatives and senators, to request of said representatives and senators to see that en franchisement and political robbery go no further. "We believe in a reasonable distribu . ?J ,colored people from the con gested districts of the south to the more favorable sections of the north, east and west, where they can have a better op portunity to educate and qualify them selves for the strenuous responsibilities of American citizenship. u.We.1",!?or8? the courageous statesman ship of iheodore Roosevelt and call upon the national Republican party to name rum us standard bearer for the party of freedom and human liberty in 1904; and we, the three hundred- thousand colored men scattered throughout the north, east a".,,,west' P'ed4?e to him our loyal support. We call upon the colored citizens of this country to contribute to the national fund now being raised to contest the legality of the southern constitutions In the Su preme Court of the United States. We are In present need of ten thousand dollars ana every black man and woman who loves God their race and freedom should re epona. The resolutions were referred to the com mittee on resolutions which is expected to report late this afternoon. Mr. Corrothers then answered the state ments made by Mr. Lee. He made a ring ing address, which expressed sentiments so opposite to those held by some of the delegates that an attempt was made to rule the speaker off the floor. f'lowe(1 t0 continue, however, and held that the negroes of the country should not bolt from the republican party; mMr wif Lou(J applause greeted ?2. ? , thls P of the matter. Following Mr. Corrothers the committee# on resolutions, organisation and creden hands consider matters in their The report from the committee on or ganization was presented shortly after It OroY.y?d the nanoe of the association ^ ,. /! National Negro Suffrage League of the I nited States," and for an adequate national organization of the league This part of the report was adopted. " The committee also repor ted a ticket of the national officers. The executive session, which began at 11 o'clock this morning, lasted until late in the afternoon, no recess for lunch being taken. Crowds of curious persons were turned away from the doors of the audito rium. The doorkeepers found it necessary to barricade the doors at times. Dr. Scott's Address. In an address made yesterday afternoon by Rev. Dr. Oscar J. W. Scott of this city, on accepting the temporary chairmanship, he set forth In a measure the alms of the colored men on this occasion. In the course at the address he said: have gathered here from all parts Gastef berg's?Washington's Leading Jewelers?935 Pen ma. Ave. Jewelry First and Foremost -I: ft X i I Among Givable Things. Jewelry stands unrivaled in gift desirability. It meets every gift requirement perfectly. Your gift of jjeweiry may cost much or little, as you choose, and it'll be substantial, lasting and beau tiful. When you think of jewelry the next thought is of Casteilberg's?the Jewelry headquarters. A stock here that about reaches the million-dollar mark in va 1 ue?embracing the finest collection of Diamonds and other precious stones. Jewelry nove&ties, fine Watches, Silverware, Clocks, etc. ?and there's not an article in this vast stock that can fb>3 matched anywhere in America for less than 25% more money. We add to underselling the convenience of credit. We waot your charge account. It's the same to us as cash?and may be more convenient to you. Gentlemen's Seal Ring, like the Illus tration, artistically carved. Special Xmas offering 15 Dainty little Gold Rings for the children, from $1 up Extra heavy Wedding Rings, 14 karat gold, from $3 to *10 Brooch, $8. Charm, $10. Handsome Solid Gold Watch Charm, a new design, set with genuine full cut diamond. A special at $10.00. Very neat Gold Brooch, In the pop ular twisted pattern. During the Holidays $8 Boys* Rings, $2.00 up. The Ring like the illustration Is the thing for boys. Priced up from?(2 Locket Beautiful Heart-shaped Locket. set with genuine full-cut Diamond. Spe cial at $10. Lady's Migniflcent Gold Ring, center stone of Turquoise, Sapphire or Ruby, surrounded with full cut diamonds. Special holiday price..118 14-karat Gold Ring, set with Dia mond, Ruby and Sapphire. Spe cial $10 Ring, $116. Ladles' Dainty Gold Ring, with Sapphire center, surrounded with perfectly matched Diamonds. Spe cial $16 Signet Rings, $2,50 to $25. Our own exclusive designs?un questionably the best and largest showing in town. Ring, $10.00. Gold Ring, set with three full cut Diamonds, as a special Xmas offer $10 * Stud, $70. Gentlemen's Stud, magnificent blue white diamond in Tiffany setting; an exceptional value, for $70 Solid Gold C14-karat), Hand-made Mounting?Beautiful Blue White Dia mond. Special, ?6o. Cluster Ring, $35. Center stone of Opal. Emerald or Turquoise, surrounded with brilliant full-cut Diamonds. Special $33.00 A T* I ^ ? ?3 I ^ ?"% } C Washington's Leading Jewelers 1 tLutKU 935 Penna. Ave. of our country to declare that glorious as has been America's history and Illustrious as have been her sons, her work has just begun. One of the hardest questions of our civilization is the question of the status of the Afro-American t>eople in America?In America, where freedom is supposed to be the very air we breathe. Voices from all the walks of American life demand that this convention give some sensible and prac tical recommendations for the considera tion of the colored people themselves and the people of our country everywhere. Banquo's Ghost of Politics. "Although slavery, that 'league with death and covenant with hell,' Is gone forever, the blood of a thousand of our murdered coun trymen cries from the ground, 'no,' the long delayed Justice Is not done; this ques tion of the Afro-American's status has not been settled. This Banquo's ghost of poll tics, religion and sociology will not down until properly adjusted forever. "Senator Hoar is quoted as saying that 'It is the settled determination of the whites of the south to ignore the political and civil rights of the negro, and to deprive them of natural and constitutional rights and to keep them in absolute subjection; In a word, to suppress the negro as a man and as a citizen.' "Eight millions of wronged people?by the Constitution granted equal political and civil liberty, but practically deprived of citizenship, enduring these wrongs In meek ness, resorting to no violence?In this con vention by their delegates and prayers are demanding Justice. "They love the old flag which thousands of their number leaping to the call of Father Abraham, died to save. The man who rebukes this murder and treason Is often accused of seeking to stir up re bellion, and the south, as of old, cries 'Let us alone, we will settle our own questions, we are the negroes' friends, we know him better than you do, we are his natural guardians, we can more wisely fix his status In our social scheme.' Thus they pro ceed to do with torch, shot gun and Win chester rifle. "The attitude of the north toward the Afro-American has not always been for the best. By refusing to let the negro satisfy hunger at the hotels and restaurants; by keeping him out of the opera and church; by putting him In Jim Crow cars; by keep> ing him out of the lodge, labor union and educational society, and In many places not even allowing him to dig their public streets; by letting him follow only degrad ing, menial and ill-paid pursuits?his wel fare hindered and his manhood affronted everywhere, for no negro, whether an edu cated gentleman or Christian lady is free from insult?does not help the north, but it does harm, degrade and humiliate a class of American citizens who have never been traitor to the flag; but who, upon a thou sand battle fields, have given their last heart's blood for liberty and the Union. "We are here tor one purpose, to help the disfranchised and oppressed negro, to promulgate such plans as will dig the grave of disfranchisement and build a tombstone that will hold it dojf# forever. Friends Among the Whites. "The negro has many friends among the I white people of the wuntry?people who both love and fear-God. History, after all, Is but the unfoldijag of the plans of Ood. The negroes' hopes are In Him and He Is waiting for that mysterious future, when all his wrong shaU be righted. For a thousand years in HJs sight Is but as yester day, when It Is passed, and as a watch In the night. "The hardship of the negro In America is the anvil upon VW??1 ??<1 forging a key to open, not <0 the colored people of America alone, butlto the colored people of the world, a grandef future. When the last drum beat has passed away and the can nons hushed In silence, and the swords hang resting upon the walls, then will the negro and his white compatriots, bound by the three-fold cord of love, go forth to con quer the world for Christ." Report on Credentials. The report of the commtttee on creden tials recognized yesterday nine delegates from the District of Columbia, whereas the call had provided for the selection of only one from each congressional district. The evident favoritism toward the District aroused the artffer of the Pennsylvania delegation, and an argument resulted that reached no mean heights in oratorical flight and the soarings of temper. However, it was finally determined to admit the dele gates from the District. Almost immediately a protest came from a delegation of four, named by the Meth odist preachers of Washington, who bad not been recognized by the committee. These demanded the return of a dollar apiece that had been given aa an initiation fee, and at length they got It. The session In the evening was mostly taken up with speeches on the settlement of the negro suffrage question. Many im passioned appeals were made and many carefully worked out theories advanced. Indorsement Question. The sessions of yesterday concluded with a threat to defeat republican congressional candidates In districts throughout the north in which the negroes hold the balance of power In the event of the failure of these candidates to place themselves squarely behind the Dick resolution, and In an avow ed determination to call the second conven tion of the league at Chicago, for June 20, the day before the national republican con vention is to meet. Then the demand for the Insertion of a plank In the republican platform, calling for the enforcement of the fifteenth amend ment, is to be presented, and the speakers of last evening expressed every confidence that the demand would be met with prompt, even If unwilling, acquiescence. The exact reason for the excitement of the first session is somewhat mysterious. It is said that it was the purpose of one of the factions to secure an indorsement of President Roosevelt, while the other crowd, as one of the leaders expressed It, "wanted to throw neither bricks nor bouquets," be lieving the best thing for the convention to do vas to keep strictly within the pur pose ol Its call. ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY ANNI VERSARY CELEBRATION. Association Meets and Appoints Com mittees?Services in Memory of Deceased Missionary. Evening Star Bureau, 701 King street, Bell Telephone 106, ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 1908. Plans are now being made for the usual celebration of the anniversary of General Washington's birthday, February 22 next. The George Washington Birthday Associa tion met in the rooms of the Hotel Ram mell last night and appointed the follow ing committees to have charge of the af fair: Military?Capt. Jas. E. King, chairman; Samuel 1^ Monroe, Patrick J. Murphy, J. Johnston Green, Geo. H. Robinson, Thos. B. Cochran, Frank L. Slaymaker and Lam bert D. Sullivan. Decoration?W. W. Ballenger, chairman; John T. Johnson, H. L Reed, John A. Ewald, E. F. Downham, A. S. Mankin and Harvey Selecman. Entertainment?Peter Von Westelaken, chairman; Thos. A Fisher, E E. Padgett, F. C. Splnks, Jr.; Thos. W. Robinson, Mar tin P. Greene, J. G. Peverlll, De Lancey 111, Louis Bendheim, S. P. Fisher, C. M. uvilller, Horace Schwartz, W. L Phillips, J. P. Steiner, A. Altcheson, R. Lee Field, Alton Moore, F. A Stoutenburgh, Courtney Acton, Martin Qulnn, Charles Paff, Mar shall L. King, A A Paul and Frank M. Hill. Music?John H. Trimyer, chairman; W. W. Ballenger, Robt. F. Downham, W. Mac A. Green, Geo. P. Altcheson, E. S. Smith and J. W. May. Transportation?Urban S. Lambert, chairman; R. M. Graham, O. H. Kirk, Jas. G. Peverlll and T. Clifton Howard. Press?Jas. F. Peyton, chairman; Hubert Snowden, Luther H. Thompson, A. J. Wed derburn, W. P. McKnight, W. F. Came, W. F. Carne, Jr.; R. L. Came, Harry Smith, W. S. Lamer and Isaac Gregg. Secret organisations?W. R. Hamilton, chairman; Thos. Caton, Chas. H. Hellmuth. M. J. 0'8ulllvan, Frank Qulnn, Michael Schwab, Thos. Chauncey, Frank Elliott and W. K. Griffith. Reception?C. B. Marshall, chairman; W. B. Smoot, C. C. Carlln, John A Marshall, S. G. Brent, Julian Burke, E. E. Downham, G. K. Pickett, Geo. C. Caton. A. H. Oehlert, J. K. M. Norton, L. C. Barley, J. M. Hill, Gardner L Boothe and Leopold Ruben. In Memory of Deceased Missionary. Bervieee In memory of Rev. Henry C. Slaymaker, the young missionary of this city who was drowned recently in the Con go river, Africa, were held Sunday after noon in the Second Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member. The building was filled. In the gallery scores of colored people who had esteemed Mr. Slay maker were seated. On the platform were Rev. Dr. Frank J. Brooke, pastor of the church; Rev. Dr. William M. Morrison, a Presbyterian missionary who had labored in Africa; Rev. J. P. Stump, pastor of the M. E. Church South; Rev. William J. Mor ton, rector of Christ Episcopal Church; Rev. J. H. S. Swell, pastor of the Meth odist Protestant Church, and Rev. J. A. JefTers, pastor of Trinity M. E. Church. Some part In the services was taken by each one of these ministers. Registration Strength of City. When the office of the city treasurer was closed last night it was found that those who had paid their capitation tax of $1.50, a prerequisite for eligibility for registra tion, numbered 1,158. This is a considerable reduction on the voting strength of Alex andria. which has been about 2,000. Those who failed to pay their capitation tax by last night will not be able to vote In the municipal election next summer. Death of Capt. Moore. Capt. Charles C. Moore, a well-known resident, died early this morning at the Al exandria Hospital in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Capt. Moore was a native of Orange county, but had lived here for many years. He spent a good portion of his life in the employ of the Southern rail road. He was the father of Mr. R. Lee Moore of Richmond, assistant auditor of the state. The remains will be forwarded this evening to Demaine's undertaking rooms, in King street, to Richmond for in terment. General Matters. The remains of former Mayor J. Thomas Beckham of this city, whose death occur red Sunday at "Auburn," his country home in Culpeper county, were brought here this afternoon and interred in the family lot In Ivy Hill cemetery. The interment was pri vate. At the annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Standard Brick Company, held in this city yesterday, the following direc tors were elected for the ensuing term: Park Agnew, T. L. Holbrook, F. Mertens, William A. Richards, Walter G. Rogers, Henry P. West and William T. Walker. Funeral services over the remains of E. Harrison Bell, whose death occurred Satur day night, took place this afternoon at his late home, 613 Duke street. Rev. Dr. Frank J. Brooke of the Second Presby terian Ghurch conducted the services. Mr. E. Harrison Bell died at his home In Duke street Saturday night, after an Ill ness of several days. Tuesday evening lia returned to his home from Washington lit a condition bordering on collapse. It was suspected that some stimulant too strong for his weak constitution had been admin istered to him while in Washington. AFFAIRS IK GEORGETOWN. Police Asked to Locate Joseph Johnson ?Other News Items. The police of the seventh precinct atation have been requeated by Mrs. William H. Johnson of 3246 Grace street northwest to locate her sixteen-year-old son Joseph, whoae whereabouts are unknown. His mother states that he is very easily influ enced, and she fears he has fallen in with bad associates. The boy left home October 2, going to Smith's Point, on the lower Potomac river, on a boat In charge of Cap tain Hall. When he arrived at the point he became diasatisfled and wanted to return to hla home. When he left home the boy was attired in a dark blue suit and wore an army cam paign hat. He la about five feet and two inches In height. George U. Morris Post, No. 19, G. A. R., Department of the Potomac, of George town have elected officers for the ensuing year, as follows: Commander, George W. Fletcher; senior vice commander, C. M. Robinson; Junior vice commander, M. D. Lichty; chaplain, J. W. Kirkley; surgeon. Dr. J. F. R. Appleby; quartermaster, Ru dolph Ulmer; officer of the day, Walter Se bastian; officer of the guard, G. W. Golden; outside sentinel, Fred. Ketner; inside senti nel, Thomas Brown; adjutant, R. EL Du rall; member of the department memorial committee, H. ?* Allen; member of the de partment relief committee, G. W. Fletcher; delegates to department encampment, R. E. Durall and Walter Sebastian, with W. H. Quackenbusli and M. B. Llohty as alter-i nates. Mr. W. H. Quackenbush and Mr. A. B. Grumwell were appointed, respectively, sergeant major and quartermaster ser geant. Officers of Mizpah Chapter, No. 8, O. E. S., have been elccted for the ensuing year as follows: Worthy matron, Mrs. E. B. Wise; associate matron, Mrs. Carrie Beck er, worthy patron, E. Harry Myers; secre tary, Mrs. An. ' 1 Thrift; treasurer, Mrs. Louise Wagner; conductress. Miss Nanle Morgan; associate conductress, Mrs. 8. F. Johnson. Georgetown Council, No. 101, of the National Union, has elected officers for the ensuing term as follows: President, John R. Newman; vlc-e president, Lou Frankfort; ex-president, J. K. Hammer; secretary, A. C. Newman; financial secretary, Richard P Waddey; treasured, J. A. Phillips; speaker, J. M. Butler; usher, Fred Estler; chaplain, L. Y. Yateman; sergeant, M. B. Williams; doorkeeper. Charles G. Heath; trustees, Lawrence Poling. W. W. Barnes, B. S. Morgan; delegate to cabinet, J. K. Hammer; delegate to relief association, L. H. Yateman. Georgetown Branches Star Office. The Evening Star has branch offices at O'Donnell's drug stores. 1200 82d street and corner 32d and O streets, where advertise ments are received at regular rates. Wanted Help and Wanted Situations cost 1 cent & word. The Bible and Science. In an address delivered Sunday evening before the congregation of the Friends' meet ing house, 1811 I street northwest, Joseph Swain, president of Swarthmore College, said; "No other book has ever been written that has wrought so much In civilized and religious life as the Bible, but It should be supplemented by the great book of ani mate and Inanimate nature, for the latter interprets the former. As a single view can give no adequate idea of a landscape or painting, so in the study of nature It is necessary to study her in many phase* in order to understand her." Sues for Divorce From Husband. Ida May Elkins, through Attorney Albert Sillers, this afternoon instituted proceed ir-.gs for divorce against Nathaniel Q, Elkins. The parties wore married In Balti more, Md.. April 9, INK), and have one child. Infidelity on the part of the de fendant Is alleged. Guilty of Housebreaking. A jury In Criminal Court No. 1 this after noon rendered a verdict of guilty In the case of William Dutch, Robert Johnson and Frederick Downing, all charged with house breaking at the store of Louis Mensh on Champlain avenue the night of November 4 last Dutch attempted to establish an alibi by proving that he was married the even ing in question. Wife's Snit for Maintenance. Mary M. Evans has petitioned the Dis trict Supreme Court to compel her husband. Charles R. Evans, said to be an employe Of the Navy Department, to provide for the support of herself and their child. The par ties were married April 1. 1901, and Imme diately thereafter, Mrs. Evans charges, her husband deserted and abandoned her. She Is represented by Attorney E. B. Hay. Baptist Testimmoimy INSTANT BELIEF FROM COLDS, HEADACHR AND CATARRH. Rev. Frey's Statement: Rev. P. I- Frey, Pastor of the Maple St. Baptist Church, Buffalo, N. T., sax*: "I !???? hoen greatly, troubled with colds, headache and catarrh. 1 have used Dr. Afnew's Catarrhal Powder with best re- j suits. In fact. It baa dose wonder* for me. and I wish to recommend It to erery one." This remedy Is also a perfect specific for Influence. Dr. Agnew'a Ointment la without an eqnal for ekla j diseases or pile*. 88c. M B. Q. AFFLECK, UM PA. ATI.