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With such introduction the transaction of business is an open book. i For JANUARY IRS, OS BORN Ihe renowned! fas ion authority, has become a regu=> Jar contributor to The Delineator. Three pages off the January numbsr (and off future issues) will be^ devoted to her Setter with accompanying iS3ustra= tiorss. This is our latest achievement in the interest of those who subscribe to The Delineator primarily for its fashion information. Hereafter the magazine will contain not only the latest ideas covering an immense range of siytes off our own corps off design= ers, artists and! writers, will rtrations by the most skillful fashion artists, but it will also present the views off the present and the prophecies for the future off this justly famous modiste. THE FOUNTAIN OF-YOUTH A Remarkable Series -n PERSONAL BEAUTY B; l?r. I*e?khani Murray. Finely Illuhtratf?V This series of twelve monthly articles will be a most i?:aetieal hidp t-> The Delineator readers. TH) A ITlXQ l] HZ? A fl o 1 Imv tLo ?Pera vaH ^'rit^n. by W. J. Henderson; Reminiscences li 4 AiTC^^II li in.lL? o-of the *'* st I'erformanee. by <iiM?tav Kobbe. Illustrated from tbo only photographs of th;- opera ever taken, hihI now published for the Cr?t tin.*' A iiBlque treat for tLe i:*? sie lover, .hist us interesting and in another vein Is SCHU MANN-II KIN K AT HOME. THE EVOLUTION OF A CLUB WOMAN?Serial TIIE GOLDEN POPPY?A story by Jack London A DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN HOME MAKING WAITING AND SERVING AT TABLE For prn?t:?al fashion information *A vali '-: for tli eare of your person. the beautifying of your hom"-. t lie v.?lfure of < Midren; i .3 ev?vy kind of needles oik, and for good literature attractively IliuM rated, "J .-1 <;?:t Tii? Delineator.'* Of your newsd? tiler, or any Kutterhk ajjent. ? thn publishers, at lo Cents n eopy. .51 for an entire year. THE Bl i TKi?lu\ 1M BI ISiUNCi CO.. 7 17 W. 13th Street. New York I KLI Any one a?Mrissinp the publishers v. 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Large 16-oz. bottles are sold at $1.00 by F. S. WILLIAMS & CO., Cor. 9th and F Sts. N.W. Teetli Without Extracts ng Firry, comfotImbln. rtornM* beautiful, pauikss. co plate, i t. l. B. WILSON, 810 I2tb ait. u.n. ?r24-m*4 "Holiday Gifts." Old Colomy Co., 1403 H St. N.W. Beautiful nahogaoy Furniture, Rare China, Silver, Glass, Metal Goods, Beautiful Plate anil other articles that go to make sensible Xmas presents. No trouble in mak ing your decision as to the article in this establishment. Prices in plain figures. No charge for pack ing. Old Colony Co., 1403 II Street. de3 12t.S6 Always. Remember the Vail Name | axative Rromo Qmnme Cures a Cold In One Day, Cr^m 2 D?ys old-m.v% .f-tf COAL, SUPKKIOB QUALITY Lehigh arsd Reading: Pea, $4.75. 702 nth >t. o.w. 6tb & K n.w. 1313 14th n.w. u?U It litb A 1> ?.?v. lSUi t D ?.W. ORGANIZED MILITJA COL. BRETT'S REPORT ON DIS TRICT EQUIPMENT. Result of Inspection Made by Capt. Stevens?National Guard Progres sive and Earnest. An Interesting account of tlic operations of the organised militia of the District of Columbia is contained in the annual report of Acting Adjutant General Hall, ITnlted Stales army. In the form of a report made by Lieut. Col. Lloyd M. Brett, adjutant gen eral District of Columbia Militia. The strength of tiie Districl National Guard August 31 last is stated as follows: Com missioned officers, 143; enlisted men, 1,470, a total of 1.622. In response to your letter of August 7. 1903, says Col. Brett, requesting a report of the operations of the organized militia of the District of Columbia, under the act of Congress, approved January 21. 1!KW, I have the honor to state that Capt. G. \V. Stev ens. Artillery Corps. United States army, was designated by the commanding general, Department of the East, to make an inspec tion of the National Guard of the District of Columbia under sections 13. 1-1 and 18 of said act and general orders. No. 49, head quarters of the army, adjutant general's office. April 1, 1903. The result of the in spection is contained in Capt. Stevens' re port on file in the adjutant general's office. "The use to which the District has em ployed its allotment of United States ap propriations during the year:" Under sec tion 1661. Revised Statutes, as amended the following amounts were allotted: Septem ber 1. 1902, $12.4113.60; July 1. 1903, $132.SO; July 1, 11H)3, $15,590; September 5. 1903, $12, OGO; total,. $40,216.40. Expended for: Ordnance and ordnance stores, $6,313.77; quartermaster supplies, $6,449.18; sign il property, $37.58. Payment of troops during ten days' en campment at Lees-burg, Va.. $9,944.50. which does not Include payment of ambulance corps. This organization has not yet been paid, as It has been necessary to obtain de cisions from the controller of the treasury on certain points, which decisions have not been rendered. For transportation of troops by rail to and from the encampment at Leesburg. Va.. $955. 50. This amount has not yet been paid the railroad company. Allotment under aet of March '2, 1903, army appropriation bill. June lo, IIMX*. $10, 971.51. Expended for?Ordnance and ord nance stores. quartermaster sup plies. $4.r>:W.:*2; Signal property, $254.50; to tal, $10.7120.50. The Annual Encampment. "Of the annual encampment of the Dis trict troops or their participation in ma neuvers witli troops of the regular army," the brigade, consisting of the general staff, general non-com missioned staff, 1st Battery Field Artillery, Signal Corps, Ambulance Corps, band. Corps of Field Music. 1st Regi ment. 2d Regiment and 1st Separate Battal ion, was in camp for ten days, from July 23 to August 1. inclusive, at Leesburg, Va. Troops E and H, 2d United States Cavalry, one assistant surgeon and detachment of the Hospital Corps, Maj. A. P. Blocksom. commanding, encamped with the brigade during the camp peilod and engaged with it in a series of instructive maneuvers. July 23, the first day of the encampment, was devoted to pitching tents and putting the camp in proper order and working con dition. -which was done by the command. The remainder of tho week was devoted to battalion and regimental drills, in close and extended order. July 27 was devoted to practice marches by the brigade divided into two columns. The special features of the march were the duties of the advance and rear guards, the disposition of the divisions and the handling of the same when in con tact with the enemy, which was illustrated by attacks of troops of cavalry on both the advance guard during the outward march ! and the rear guard during the return march. I Distance marched, eighteen miles for each column, ami much more for the flanking groups of the advance and rear guards. July 28, the 1st" and 2d Regiments pro tected the camp by an outpost consisting of cOssack posts, supports and reserves, ex tending well to the front and overlapping i the flanks. The problem given was for the 1st Separate Battalion and the two troops of cavalry to penetrate the outpost for the purpose of observation and development of the strength of occupying force. July 29 was devoted to the same work, e.\<cpt the line of observation was occupied by a chain of sentinels instead of cossack p< Kts. July ,?o and 31 were fully taken up by one problem?the attack by the entire bri gade on an outlined position, which was expecting reinforcements and supplies from two directions, the maneuvers by the bri gade to commence at about six miles from the position The first day was occupied , i !"? a"d capturing the supplies and driving back the expected reinforce ments. 'I he entire command was suoplfed with a wagon train transporting the neces sary rations and shelter tents camped for the night about four miles from the po sition. Enlisted men did the cooking 1 he movements against the position com menced at 4 a.m., tho 31st, and resulted In the capture of the position. A"i the maneuvers were instructive, and the different units were progressively better hard led by the officers in command. The tiring men WUS lntellJeent and un Progressive and Earnest. The National Guard of the District of Columbia is progressive and earnest in its efforts for ifllprovement. It is hoped that it may encamp in future years with a larger force of regular troops, or in a combined camp of the National Guard of some other states and regular mHifarv orde^ tbat il may Participate in military exercises of a more extensive scope than been possible hitherto. Organizations are required to drill one night in each week when not engaged in held service. ? ?"1 " service the troops of the District, oi any part of them, have performed dur y?ar J",the "oppression of riots, or ! other unlawful disturbances, or for the preservation of the peace " v There has been no occasion for such serv Ice within tho District during the past year, is the opinion of the commanding gen tl a the act Militia si ? of Congress approved January 21, 1UU3, has not been sufficiently tested bv his command to enable him and l,i* officers to intelllgentiy and satisfactorily make recommendations looking to the modffica ?r ?"? Ail are deeply interested, and the iui"??,s; Japan Interests In Corea Undisputed. A cablegram from Paris last night says: It is pointed out here that the landing of marines by Japan in Corea would not be likely to provoke a question, since In her reply to the Japanese demands Russia ac knowledged the paramount character of Japanese interests in Corea. Moreover, the incident is regarded as being an indication that Japan is disposed to accept Russia's counter proposals, as she is evidently act ing on the theory that her Interests in Corea can no longer be disputed. Disastrous Fires in Rochester. Rochester was visited by three disastrous flru-;* Monday night, the loss probably ag gregating over $200,000. The first was in the Sherwood shoe finding factory, loss $05 000; the second In the Foster Armstrong piano factory, loss $100,000, and the tbird In the Haines piano factory, loss probably $30,000. A MARYLAND ROMANCE. Sequel of Courtship by Mail Wherein a Kansas Farmer "Wins a Bride. A special dispatch to the Baltimore Amer ican from Hagerstown. M<1., yesterday says: Miss Beulah Holland, an attractive girl or seventeen year*, living near Indian Springs, this county, will, on Christmas day, become the bride of Carl W. Blume of Kansas. The wedding will be the outcome of a romance that had Jts origin in an ad vertisement in a matrimonial journal. Some months ago Mr. Blume, who is a well-to-do farmer of Kansas, advertised for a wife, and the advertisement'came under the eyes of Miss Holland, who is a daughter of Dan iel Holland, a prominent farmer of Indian Springs district. Miss Holland answered the advertisement find a correspondence ensued. An exchange of photographs followed. Mr. Blume's pro posal of marriage by mail was accepted by Miss Holland, and last week she received a letter from Mr. Blume stating he would arrive at Cherry Run on Monday. The young lady went to the station yes- | terduy to meet her fiance, but he did not arrive. When the late train arrived last night and he was not aboard Miss Holland wept, and was about to return to hey home, when the agent received a telegram for her. It was from Mr. Blume, who stated he missed connection, and would reach Cherry Run this morning. The message relieved Miss Holland, who remained at the home of a friend oven, night, and was at the depot early this morning. When Mr. Blume arrived this morning the meeting between him and Miss Holland was very affectionate. A number of friends of the young lady were present and gave the prospective groom a hearty welcome. Mr. ISlume accompanied Miss Holland to tlie home of the latter's parents, where he will remain until the wedding. He is about for ty years old and is a typical western far mer. He Is said to own considerable prop erty in Kansas. POLICE MAKE INQUIRY. Drucker May Have Been Drugged and Robbed in Hospital. A telegram from New York says: Investi gation Into the circumstances surrounding the death at Bellevue Hospital last week of Adolphus Drucker, a former member of the British parliament, has been commenced by the police. Drucker, who was a wealthy mine owner of British Columbia, was placed in the pris on ward of the hospital, while suffering from alcoholism and died there. The In quiry was brough about by a letter written to Attorney Kugene N. Robinson. Drucker's lawyer, by James Murphy, now n prisoner in the tombs, but who occupied a cot next to Drucker in the hospital. Murphy charges that the attendants dosed Drucker with frequent and heavy hypo dermic injections of morphine, besides an internal dose of a narcotic known as "snipe." and also beat him about the head frequently and unnecessarily. When Drucker died Murphy declares the body was hastily taken to the morgue, and. it is charged, the hour of death was mis stated. Another charge is that, though friends of Mr. Drucker had several times telephoned to the hospital asking if Dfucker was there, the answer was always that no such per son was among the patlerts. It is also averred that when he was brought to Betlevue he laid valuable jewel ry about him, and that thj^ has disap peared. FREE TRADE LOSES ELECTION. Chamberlain's Fiscal Policy Carries in First of Bye-Elections. A cablegram from London last night says: Joseph Chamberlain expresses himself as delighted with the result of the elections in Lewisham and Dulwlch, and the protec tionist dailies claim the result as a com plete triumph for Mr. Chamberlain's policy. Both constituencies polled very heavily. Lewisham, which is largely a working-claps district, shows a reduced majority of about compared with the last contested elec tion in 1802. In Dulwich, which is mainly the home of the city clerks, a greater re duction is sliowi, the majority for the con servatives in js'jj having reached ",000. These reductions are of small significance, however, in the face of the fact that (lie Chamberlain candidates secured large ma jorities where the free trade party undoubt edly hoped to win. The liberal dailies confess discouragement and urge the free traders to redouble their efforts, since, as the Chronicle remarks, "Mr. Chamberlain is a power in the coun try which it would be most serious not to estimate highly." Reducing the British Force. The British government is reducing the strength of the British fleet which makes its headquarters at Esquinaalt naval station, so that now, besides the flagship, only two second-class cruisers and two steam launches are stationed there and the present commanding admiral is to be succeeded by a commodore when his term expires. The strength of the manned fortifications, how ever. has been very nuich increased and large 0.2 guns, weighing thirty tons, re cently have arrived from England and placed so as to command the harbor, where extensive mines also have been laid. The dry dock. too. is to be enlarged. These facts are reported by i'nited States Consul Smith at Victoria. B. C. Mail for Twentieth Infantry. To relieve a remarkable situation grow ing out of the inability of the 20th Infan try now on the transport Logan, en route to Manila, to get its mail carried on the same boat. Postmaster General Payne lias cabled the captain of the transport to deliver the mail to the colonel of the 'regiment on ar rival at Guam. When the transport sailed I from San Francisco it parried a large anount of mail for the personnel of the regiment, tHe greater portion being sealed for delivery at Manila. Under the regula tions there was no author By to deliver the mail hefore reaching the point to which It was billed and the colonel of the regiment cabled from Midway Island for the neces sary authority to open the pouches. The Postmaster General, who (bade the regula tions that governed in this instance, as sented and the regiment will get its mail when the boat touches Gu^m. Tribute to Senator Daniel. Erwin H. W&lcott, secretary of-the Bos ton Merchants' Association, has written a letter to Senator Hoar, thanking him for his offices in securing Senator Daniel as a speaker at the refec-nt annual banquet of the association. Mr. Walcatt says: "With an attendance between 400 and 500 of the foremost me* in Boston's com mercial life It was the frequently expressed opinion of alt that a mote eloquent, pa triotic and warm-hearted address was never delivered in this city. Mr. Daniel was given an ovation when he'rose to speak, and Interruptions of applause and approval oc curred during ills entire address, and when he was about to close lie was urgetl by his audience to go on. 1 can hardly speak in terms that the success of his address will not warrant." * " i ??' Maj. William H.vGari4nd, aged*nin^ty fc-ur years, died .at' thA Rational Soldiers' Home at- Johnson Tenn. He had shaken hands with every President exeepf Washington. He was on the naval cadet detail that welcomed Lafayette in 1824, and at oiie time conversed with Napoleon on the Island of St. Helena. NO DESIRE TO ANNEX m ACTION OF UNITED STATES MOST JUSTIFIABLE. Able Exposition of the Panama QueS' tion by Assistant Secretary Loomis in New York. A dispatch from New York last night sa\ s: The conditions which resulted In the reccnt establishment of the republic of Panama were discussed tonight at the banquet of the Quill Club, held at the Hotel Manhattan, by Francis B. Loomis, assistant secretary of state of the United States, and M. Philllpe Bunau-Varilla, minister for Panama. The lie v. B. S. Tip ple, D.D., president of the club, presided, and among those present were Albert Shaw, editor of tlie Review of Reviews, and President Frissell of the Hampton Institute. Assistant Secretary Loomic, in present irg his views on Panama and our rela tions with other La tin-American coun tries, said: "We have no desire to annex Panama, and we have not done so. The President simply executed the will of the American people with due regard to international law and rights. lie was instructed by Congress to* secure a canal route on the Isthmus of Panama, if possible. "He waited until the adjournment of the Colombian congress and gave the government of that country every oppor tunity to ratify Uie treaty or to propose some proper method looking to tiie rati fication of a new treaty, and the Colom bian congress, in titter bad faith, rejected the treaty and adjourned. An Unfriendly Act. "The rejection of the treaty at Bogota was an unfriendly act from the viewpoint of international law. Colombia appealed to us to enter Into a treaty to build a canal, the treaty was negotiated with her in a most liberal spirit on our part, and was then rejected by the Colombian gov ernment and congress without debate. The executive branch of the government, which had negotiated it, did not try to secure its ratification. It became evident shortly after the opening of the Colom bian congress in June that there was not the least intention of ratifying the Hai Ilerran treaty." Mr. Loomis referred to the belief in Bo gota that the Cnited States would be compelled to pay a very high price to Co lombia for a canal route, because no other than the Panama route could or would be used. He showed very con clusively the real intent or "tie Colombian government to secure a large sum of money by postponing the ratification of the treaty. "Reflect for a moment," he said, "on the grave possibilities which confronted this government as it peered into the future and sought to provide intelligently for the many serious complications and contingen cies which the President foresaw. France Would Have Acted Promptly. "If the revolution In Panama had not ? occurred, if the American people, guided by the opinions of its mo^t learned, efficient and highly trusted engineers, continued to think the Nicaragua route an impracticable one; if the people and Congress of this country had insisted that we wait for a year, or until such time as the politicians at Bogota were ready to negotiate a new canal treaty, and in the meantime their congress had declared invalid the renewal of the French concession, which might have happened on the isthmus, 1 may safely as sert. without fear of contradiction by any v,-ell-informed person, that the government of France would not have stood serenely by and witnessed tlie pillage of thousands of her people through the act which Bogota politicians devised i'or the looting of the French company of $40,000,000. "The moment that the cables flashed from Bogota to Paris the astounding news that the extension of the French conces sion was canceled, a French squadron from Martinique would have borne down upon the isthmus and. perhaps, landed marines at Colon and sent them across the isthmus to Panama and along the line of the canal to protect the interests and property of French citizens. An Armed Conflict Very Probable. "There would, in all probability, have been an armed conflict between France and Colombia, or France, at least, would have felt herself compelled to hold the isthmus for a long period. This would have wrought immediately and poignantly upon the sensibilities of the American peo ple in respect to the Monroe doctrine, and we should, no doubt, have found ourselves viewing France with annoying apprehen sion. "The French warships might easily have been followed by ti.ose of England and Hol land. and Panama, like the Balk in states, might well have been expected to furnish the spark to set half the world In flames. "One of the most significant and valuable results of our action in respect to Panama will be the wholesome object lesson and the enduring moral effect which our su premacy on the ishmus will bring to the eyes of certain people.who are in sore need of instruction in the practice of peaceful pursuits and orderly administration. "It also would not be without value for these same people clearly to understand in dealing with the United States that there Is a limit to the patience and the forbear ance of this government." United States Inclined for Peace. In closing. Mr. Loomis declared: "In these peaceful ways it is the desire of this government to Americanize the new world, and. perhaps, the old, but net by the pov.er of the almighty dollar, not by the urgency of trade demands, not by any man ifestation of display of force, but rather by tli^ more potent and enduring means of the dissemination of those lofly civilizing agen cies those great principles, those line ideals, those substantial virtues upon which our country was founded and upon which it has continuously thrived and had its well being." Panama Minister's Address. Minister Bunau-Varilla, In the course of a speech of some length, covering practi cally the same points given by Mr. Loomis, related the events leading up to the rejec tion of the Hay-Herran treaty by the Co lombian senate. He added: "It Is known now that the rejection of the treaty was a plan to thwart the arti cles of the convention with the Panama Canal Company in order to declare for feited the concession and practically rob the French bondholders of their property. Thus when the Colombian congress closed on November 1 it had violently insulted the United States, which had been very generous in all its dealings and negotia tions." Hearing on Union Pacific. The interstate commerce commission yes terday gave a hearing in the case of the Union Pacific Railroad, charged with giv ing preferential rates to Peavey & Co., who operate elevators at a number of western points, including Kansas City, Mo., and Council Bluffs. Iowa. John W. Baldwin of Omaha represented the Union Pacific and contended that there was no discrimination in rates and that its allowances are not ex cessive. He said that there was an agree ment with the Peavey Company through the Midlan Elevator Company at Kansas City and the Omaha Elevator Company at Coun cil Bluffs, under which the Union Pacific pays the elevator companies 1% per cent per 100 pounds for handling grain which passes through these elevators. To Prove Wlhiat Swamp=Root, the Great Kcdraey Remedy, WiSi Do for YOU, Every Reader off "TEie Star" May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Fre? !by MaSfl. Weak and unhealthy kidneys are responsible for more sickncs". -:id suffering than any other disease, therefore, when through neglect or other causes, kidney trouble is permitted to continue, fatal results are sure to follow. Your other organs may need attention ? but your kidneys most, because they do most and need attention first. If you are sick or "feel badly," begin taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, because as soon as your kidneys begin to get better they will help all the other organs to health. 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V Y.. ?vho will gladly send you by mail, immediately, without cost io you, a sample buttle of Swamp Koot 4ml a book containing many of the thousands upon thousands vf testimonial litters received fro-u men and women cured. In writing, bo sure to say that you read ihls generous offer iu The Wash ington Daily Star. AGAINST GUESSING CONTESTS. ? Provisions of a Bill Introduced by I 'Senator Penrose. Senator Penrose yesterday introduced in the Senate two bills against "get-rich quick" concerns and guessing contests. The bills were drawn in the law divistoi of the Post Office Department. The act of 18SK), forbidding lotteries, is amended by inserting the following language in the prohibitory section: "Or any person or company conducting any competition or contest involving the award of prizes based upon the relative ac curacy of guesses or estimates, or conduct ing any scheme or device for betting, wr.gering or making pools upon horse races or other similar contests." This amendment is held to be necessary by reason of the Attorney General's hold ing that contests which involve the award of prizes obtained upon the relative ac curacy of guesses or estimates as to the number of votes in a political election or the number of beans that a certain jar contains, etc., are not in violation of the pre stilt lottery law. It is sought by the an endment also to protect the public against fraud, as well as to suppress gambling, which accompanies betting on horses. In the Senate Yesterday Afternoon. The Senate remained In session until nearly 6 o'clock last evening, the Cuban bill being under discussion. Mr. Simmons said he would vote for the measure, while Mr. McCuniber spoke against it. Mr. Patterson of Colorado made an ex tended speech against the bill, during which there were numerous colloquies between himself, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dolliver. With the former there was quite a lively debate on the tariff, in which Mr. Aldrich said the duty on sugar was too high. Mr. Dolliver replied to suggestions made by Mr. Patter son that Governor Cummins of Iowa had changed his tariff views after liaving visit ed the White House. Other senators en gaged in the debate at the close of the ses sion. Funeral of Bear Admiral Gherhardi. Funeral services over the remains of Rear Admiral Bancroft Glieradi, U. S. N., re tired, who died at his resndence in Strat ford, Conn., on Thursday last, were held In the Naval Academy chapel at Annapolis at 1:45 o'clock p.m. Monday, after which the interment was made In the Naval ceme tery. Is the Mafia Still Working? A dispatch from Cleveland last night says: The body of Cosmo Coletta, an Italian, liv ing at No. 112 Frank street, was found In the gutter opposite a saloon In the neigh borhood of Coletta'a home at a late -hour tonight. There were two knife wounds In the back of Ills neck and he probably bied to death. Charles J. Bonaparte and CMnton R. Woodruff are at Muskogee, I. T., conduct ing an Investigation of Indian affairs. DEWEY WILL EE IN COMMAND. Wiil Leave for Culeuia With Rear Ad miral Taylor in February. It Is settled that Admiral Dewey aiul Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of navigation, w.ll take an active part in the naval maneuvers in the Caribbean sea this winter. According to the present plan tiie two officers who will be detained here umil that time, will leave here on the Maytl >wer in February, shortly after the closc of.the search problem. Upon the completion of these maneuvers the entire fleet will assem ble off Guantanamo for extensive tactical exercises and drills. During tliat part of the time the admiral of the navy will be In supreme command of the combined fleets. When these exercises have been completed the Mayflower will accompany the fleet to Pensacola. off vChich port will then occur a month of very thorough target practice. The Ma/flower will remain for a short time at Pensacola, thence returning to Washing tor*. Culebra. will be the starting point for tho attacking and defending squadrons in the search problem and the finish of the prob lem will probably be in the neighborhood of Guantanamo. CUMBERLAND NOTES. Missing Man Found in Canal?Burned to Death?Try for Higher License. Special Correspondence of The Ev.-iiinjr Star. CUMBERLAND. Md.. December 15, 1W0S. The water is being drained off the Chesa peake and Ohio canal and yesterday morn ing after the water was lowered on the level near Oldtown tiie body of Charles Gross, a young man who had been em ployed on the canal, was found. Gross drew his pay for October about a month ago and had not been seen since. Rosa, the five-year-old daughter of Ed ward Welsh of Ridgely, W. Va., Just across the Potomac river from Cumberland, was burned to death yesterday evening while making a rag doll for a Christmas gift. George Flint, a pioneer, died at Glady, Randolph county, W. Va., aged eighty-ona iears. Dr. Stanley Boggess of What Next, W. Va., was jailed in default of fine imposed for alleged illicit sale of liquors. An effort will l>e made at the coming legislature to have the saloon license fee at Cumberland raised to $l,00o Abner Liston died at Valley Point, W. Va., yesterday, aged sixty-two years. There is a smallpox scare at Grafton, W. Va. The preachers of Davis. W. Va., ask that the saloon license question be voted on at the municipal election to be held in Febru ary next. The Tomlinson homesteid. between Ellers lle and Cook's Mills, was burned Saturday night. This was one of the oldest houses in western Maryland, having been built of logs 160 years ago. To Represent Medioal Department. Major ..illiam W. Gray, surgeon. ha? been detailed to represent the Medical De partment of the army at the meeting of the Southern Surgical and Gynaecological So ciety to be held at Atlanta, Ga.. December 15 to 17.