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There's a charm about the best that is entirely lacking in the inferior. Oorflinger Glassware is intrinsically and artistically the stand ard. Look for our trade-mark label. Glassware =<i An Easy Way to Cure Splitting; Headaches. If hcadache sufferers \roul<i do a little hard thinking, would an rely learn that headach?a of all kinds are simply resulis warning algnaU of far more serious trouble, (dually headache means that the blood and nerves are poisoned by an inactive and sluggish liver. Don't Shtotpo one of the habitual headache sufferers. who explain their condition by Haying, "Oh, ( ain subject to headaches. I always get headarhe If I get ex cited. or It Is too noisy.'* There is no need of it, either. Stop taking headache powders and power ful drugs that may relieve, but leave you In worse condition in the end. Put your liver in good shape, mo that It will carry off foul secretions and re move properly the bile elements from the blcod. Use Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Pills and you won't have headache. Why? Just because these little pills are Nature's true laxative, and a positive cure for a torpid liver. They assist diges tion, unload the bile duct* and cure headache by tirst removing the cause. Smith's Pineapple ai:d Butternut Pills cure headache, const i pat ion anl biliousness lu one night. Price 23 cents at dealers. All genuine signed W. F. Smith. SMITH'S BUCHU LSTHIA PILLS, A POSITIVE CUUK FOR RHKI'MATISM AND ALL FORMS OK KIDXKT AND BLADDER ILLS. AT ALL DF.ALEBS?2T> CENTS. A CURE AT THE PEOPLE S PRICE. Itv^Made l*'re?li Every Day. Coofectioinis Are Poptutlar HEN an articlc combines the HIGHEST QUALITY with a popular price it naturally at tains the greatest popularity. REEVES' CHOCOLATES and BONBONS are the pur est and most delicious confec tions made. Contain only the choicest ingredients and are made FRESH EVERY DAY. Seventy varieties. Good TlhSmgs in the Bakery Dept. HERE are but few well conducted homes in which Reeves' Bakery Goods have not been tried and enjoved. MINCE and PUMPKIN PIES?the finest ? obtainable. All other kinds of delicious Pastries as well as Cakes. The Butter and Eggs used in all our bakery goods are the best that money can buy. CTTake Luncheon HERE. Every thing pure and appeUzlng. The most popular place in town. f 8209 F 9 = FVltir Drnt<; Groceries, Candle*, 1 Our l^CpiS., Bakt,ry 0,-ode. Lunch. It ?tt ft ttfi B ti B tlB tt l Us? Cok? It coats leas than coal and answera the requirements a? well, and In aoine lnatancea better, than coal. Then too. there'a no waste. 60 txishela Crushed Coke, delivered... .26.80 & 40 bushels Cruahed Coke, delivered... .14.00 Si 26 bushels Crushed Coke, delivered... .$3.00 ;C 60 bushels Large Coke, delivered 15.90 T;" 40 buahela I-arge Coke, delivered S3.70 Jf 25 buahela Large Coke, delivered $2.60 I Washington Gas Light i Co., 413 50th St. N.W. | <t*26 2S<l jj5 PARACAMPH CURES Best* After Shaving. Cools and soothes; prevents Infection, barber's Itch, sore neck and pimples. Makes the akin t utjoth and healthy. 25c., 50c. & $1.00 at all Druggists. EVERY SHAVER MEEDS ST. The Paracamph Co., Louisville, Ky., U. S. A. de4 T8t 28 Foundry Sunday School Entertained. Four hundred boxes of candy were given to the members of the Sunday school oi Foundry M. E. Church at the recent Christ mas entertainment The attendance w<u unusually large. Those taking part in the priigrain were: Rev. Robert W. Moore, to. pastor; Miss Jennie Kolbe. Miss Mlidre.l Martin, Miss Ruth Colvln, Miss Nina May nard, Mlas Maud Lindsay. Miss Helen <'rosiey. Miss Josephine Colvln and Leon ard Pohlman. The acbool made many gifts to the poor, which were announced on this occasion. FOR AID OF SCIENCE ; Work Planned by the Carne gie Institution. TOLD OF IN YEAR BOOK WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO -PUBLIC IN A FEW DAYS. Great Observatories to Ee Established in Different Farts of World? Financial Condition. Interesting announcements of the work and plans laid for scientific research throughout the world In many dilTer-at branches of science are contained in the year book of the Carnegie Institution, whc'i will be issued In a few days. It shows that the Institution has total assets of ; $10,101,000 and a balance on hand In the treasury November 1 last of $W5.4Ti 1*1-1 administration expenses included $2I,2tf? for honorariums and $13,000 for salaries of officers. The assets comprise $18.000,000 of regiJtc-r e<". 5 per cent bonds of the Steel ("orpoia tlcn and $50,000 each in Northern I'aciiii land grant general mortguRe -Is of 1W*7 and Santa Fe railroad general Is of l'.HIS. bolh In the reserve fund: and an office outfit at Washington valued at $l>5ft>. The appropriations made for the coming year are $100.1**) for reserve fund, iW.'ioO for publication fund. $60,000 for admlnistm tion. $130,000 for grants for larger projects und $200,000 for grants for minor reiiearcin'3 and $43,000 for special grants. The institu tion declined to make any grants In r,u 1 icine or for preparing systematic treatises or essays in logic and philosophy. Committee on Observatories. The report of the committee on observa tories advocates the establishment of* an active astronomical station In the southern hemisphere for the reason that there is needed In certain special lines a greater output of astronomical observations whim can be obtained only in the southern hem isphere. This. It is thought, may lead to imiMi't ant discoveries, and. according to the com mittee. certainly will nil gaps in knowledge It Is urged that the project does not enter the field of existtng organisations an-1 "does not propose to do anything which B being well done by other agencies." I he work of observation proposed pro.>aA>ly cculd be concluded within ten or twelve , years. , . "The greatest obstacle to a clear vi-w or the stellar problem." says the report, is the comparative lack of information about the stars In the far southern sky that are invisible to northern observers. hen sufficient accurately observed facts con cerning these have been obtained, rt-ie.iny on the sidereal problem will have received a strong impulse forward." The committee also recommends the es tablishment of an observing station for solar Investigation at an elevated point where the atmospheric conditions should be of exceptional excellence. Mount \Y II son a few miles east of Los Angeles, is suggested as the main station for the pro posed solar observatory. It has an alti tude of 6.000 feet. Mount Whitney, about liO miles north of Mount Wilson, with an altitude of about 15.0U0 feet. Is suggested as the site of an auxiliary station for the special observation of heat radiations in relation to the solar constant. It is stated that after occupation for two or three seasons a relation with the results obtained on Mount Wilson might be established so as to render the continuance of the auxiliary station unnecessary. The committee says that If other agencies could provide for proposed observing sta tions at Cape of Good Hope and at Sidney the Carnegie Institute would do well to take the responsibility for one about thirty miles south of Santiago de Chill. B*late to Sun's Radiation. The Investigations proposed by the solar observatory relate to the sun's radiation, mainly with reference to its effect on the earth; to the solar constitution, with special reference to the sun as a typical star and to the evolution of stars like the sun from nebulae. C. R. Van Hise. the institution's adviser In geophysics, recommends an ap propriation of $100,000 and an annual ap propriation of $50,000 for a geophysical 1 laboratory. , , The year book embraces a special report I of L, A. Baur suggesting an annual appro priation of $25,000 for an International magnetic bureau. T. D. Seymour, who was commissioned by the institution to make archeologlcal investigations In Greece and Asia Minor and report on the opportunities for research there, reports that Corinth is exceedingly Important, that exploration of the western end of Crete and Asia Minor would be of real scientific value and that the sites of Antloch on the Orontes. L.aodl cea and Bootian Thebes seem the most promising for a great excavation. At least $50,000 would be required for Antloch and Laodicea and less for Thebes. Raphael Pumelly, who has been making Investigations in the trans-Caspian country on a commission from the institution, re ports that he and his associates have found in Turkestan full confirmation of the statements of a long progressive dessi cation of that region, which from temote times has converted cultivable lands into deserts and burled cities in sands. He reports that they have found widely distributed. great and small, abandoned sites of human occupation, with evidences of great antiquity, and that archaeological excavations will throw light on the ori gins of western and eastern nations and civilisations. Grants Officially Announced. The grants made a year ago are officially announced for the first time- Among them are: G. A. Dorse y of Field Columbian Mu seum. Chicago. $2,500 for ethnological in vestigation among the Pawnee Indians, a work that will require four or five years for completion. It Is purposed to study the religious ccremonles of the Pawnees, with reference to the mythological origin of each ceremony. William M. Holmes, director of the bu reau of American Ethnology of Washing ton, $2,00o. for obtaining evidence relative to the early history of man, involving field work extending to caves and caverns in which the primitives lived. Investigations carried on under this ap propriation in 111!r ols. Kentucky, Tennes see and Alabama during the past season developed no fact that will tend to estab lish a theory of the great antiquity Of man In America. The report says this work was not a failure, as the question must be solved. If not by the discovery of positive evidence, by establishing the universality of negative evidence. William Hayes Ward of New York city, an appropriation frr study of oriental art recorded on seals, etc., from western Asia. The great collections in Paris and Berlin have been examined, and about two years will be required to complete the work. Ijewls Boss of Dudley observatory, Al bany. N Y.. $5,000 for astronomical ob servations and computations, the ultimate object being an investigation of the mo tions of the stars. ? ? , . Professors Boss. George K. Hale and W W. Campbell. $5,000. for investigating pro posals for a southern and solar observato y; W W. Campbell. L'.ck observatory. $1 <100, for pay of assistants in researches there; Herman S. Davis. Galthersburg. Md., $500. for a new reduction of Plazxl'a star ooser vatlons; Simon Newcomb. Washington. $.1,000. for determining the elements of the moons motion and testing the law of grav Thc report says that by aid of this gr:<n' an Important term of long period, produced by the action of Venus, has been computed. 10. c. Pickering. Harvard University, $2,500 for study of the astronomical photographs in the collection of Harvard. The report says that many Images of new stars, variables and asteroids doubtless ap pear on the photograph* and the feasibility of systematic examination of these photo graphs for d'scovery of these objects Is be ing considered. Some Other Grants. . Herbert Putnam, librarian of Congress. $5,006, for preparing and publishing a hand These are but the central features of the exceptional bargain one of the busiest?=as it richly deserves to be. offerings for the last day of 1903, but if values count it will be Store closed all day Friday, New Year's. Close tomorrow 5 130 p.m., as usual. Remnants Ribbons. Narrow Ribbons In all good coi ors and lengths. Reduced to. a yd.."^? Remnants of All-silk Ribbons, 1 to 2V4 Inches wide. Were 8c. and 10c. a er yd. Reduced to mr\** Rcmnanls of All-silk Ribbons In plain and fancy effects, good colors _and lengths. .'tvj to 5Vi Inches wide. Were IDe. and 25c'. a yd. Reduced .1254c. First l^loOr? BargainT?bles. Remnants Vestings. The mos: popular materia! this season for shirt waists. The short ends of many hundreds of pieces of this ma terial. in lengths from IS to 7 yards, are to be closed out tomorrow. All thia season's newest and prettiest de.slgna ?re Included. Were 75c. and ?Uc. a yard. (] /Tt\ _ About 8.000 yards to II be clrsed out tomorrow. 11 at, a yd First Floor? BargalnTables. Handkerchiefs, 3c Remnants Dressing Sacques. 10 Misses' Dressing Sacques of heavy ripple eiderdown, in red only, kimona" back, lay down collar, cuffs trimmed with stitched ribbon folds and silk frogs; sixes 10 /xn _ and 12 years. Reduced from $1.08 to Second Floor. Desirable Handkerchiefs, but soiled, tin we'd have no trouble selling them at regular prices. Values up to 16c. Women's White Handkerahiefs In plain hemstitched, lace edges and embroidered corners. i To close, each First Floor. 2 "Oneita'X Combination Suits, Y heavy fleeced lined, whlio anil 9. natural, medium and extra sixes, tf-' Reduced from 50c. and 9 50c. to ?>yw. "Oneita" Combination Suits, .? in white, natural anil Mack, if heavy fleeced, medium ami extra J sizes. Reduced from $t.?K) *7(1^ fg and $1,555) to S? Wool Mixed Combination Suits, in cream, natural and black. 9 large sizes only. Re duced from $1.25 and C| AH y $1.3!) to 4? I ? W Children's Wool Mixed Ribbed y Vests and Pants, white and nat ural. Reduced from 50c. IQr. and :4)c. to ' _ First Floor. Reopening of the Third Floor Remnant Section Children's Vests and Pants, In natural wool, silk-bound, pearl buttons, broken sizes. Reduced from 65c. and 30c. 39c. Children's Fleece-lined Jersey Ribbed Vests, white, natural and ecru. Reduced from I 21/ r 2.1c. to T2r" Children's Flat Merino Vests ami Pants, white and natural. Reduced from 25c. and $ Of 85c. to iyw. Unusually large values In the sorts at fabrics wanted now mark the reopening of the Remnant Section on the third floor. The simple announcement should be sufficient to attract many buyers, but the large values here offered will without <|ou-bt crowd the department. 1.300 yds. AMOSKEAO APRON GINGHAMS, checks and fancy patterns. A yard only 3.000 yds. PERCALES, SEA ISLAND AND WINDSOR BRANDS. The lot includes all of the best styles. In white grounds, with stripes, figures and dots; also blue, black and gray grounds, a yard? 400 yds. DOMET FLAN NEL?all wtlite. An ex- Cf ceptlonal value, a yd. 300 yds. DOMET FLANNEL?In gray, a o_ yd OC. 600 yds. extra wide CRE TONNES?good pat- Al^r terns,' a yd Remnants Children's Bonnets. Children's Silk Poke Bonnets, in brown, red. navy and mode; trimmed in velvet and ecru lace Insertion; faced In a v-v white or light blue silk. 5fc(] DfC Reduced from 98c. to.. Second Floor. Remnants Trimmings. An odd lot of Ornaments, An chors. Stars and Medallions, In Just the wanted kinds. Wortli from 10c. to 10c. each. ^ To be closed out tomor row at First Floor. Third Floor. ^ Third Floor. If you can be fitted in any of these garments it will be an unusual chance to buy at a big saving. 25 Stylish All-wool Blue-mixed Cloth Walking Skirts. Reduced from $3.00 to $1.00 6 Velvet Shirt Waist Suits, in assorted colors. Reluced from $18.50 and $20.00 to $82.50 10 All-wool Tailor-made Misses' Suits, in dark colors. Sixes 14 and 16 years Reduced from $15.00 to $/.9u 8 Black and 4 Brown Tailor-made Suits. Reduced from $18.50 and $19.75 to $110.98 16 Fine All-wool Short Kersey Cloth io Fine \-length Peau de Sole Silk Coats, lined $1000 to Satl" d" Reduced from $2.50 and lnterllnp<1- Reduced from $27.30 5 Black Cloth and 8 Oxford Golf 10 Black. Castor and Tan Coats, ^-length, cape Capes. Reduced from $7.98 and, $10.00 <gj| collars, fitted back. Reduced from ^ j] g 16 Black Marten Fur Neck Scarfs. 17 ffjQ reduced from $12.50 to v'*"0 2 Persian Lamb Jackets, sizes 34 CCift (ft/fl) and 38. Reduced from $85.00 to 1 Persian Lamb Jacket, with collar and cuffs of dark mink Reduced from CEO /Tkrh $5)8.00 to 3>5o.*LPJ' 1 Near Seal Coat. % length, collars and cuffs of real chinchilla fur. Reduced from (fVfT) $125.00 to Many mishaps occurred in our China Department during the Christmas rush, and as a result a number of pieces of Dinner Sets became broken. In some Instances only one or two pfeces are lacking to a complete set. These are all this season's designs, and our best selling sets. Yet because we cannot class them among our perfect Dinner Sets the prices are greatly reduced for tomorrow. American Porcelain Dinner Sets, filled-in EngUsh Porcelain Dinner Sets. In rich gold dec flowers. gold decorations, slightly im- re (Q?g oratlpns. ,Qne piece missing. Reduced fl jjft perfect. Reduced from $8.98 to Imperial China Dinner Sets, blue and pink floral decorations; few pieces missing. QS Reduced from $10.00 to Adamantine Dinner Se's. blue spray decora tion. gold finished; five pieces lacking. Ca Reduced from $11.98 to ^ ^" Aurora Dinner Sets. In dainty pink flowers; two pieces lacking. Reduced from $12.98 to Tliird Floor. Austrian China Dinner Set, purple spray dec orations. thin and transparent. Re- CII i AG duced from $19.73 to ^UoS.VC 2 Handsome, Long Silk Velvet Capes, handsomely lined. Reduced from ^ jj g QJj C Short Silk Velour Blouse Jackets, handsome ly lined and trimmed. Reduced from C il ^ JM1 $25.00. $27.30 and $30.00 to j?ll??.mj 1 Velvet Blouse Jacket, nicely lined CAT) e/fi and trimmed. Reduced from $25.00 to..11 Second floor. French China Dinner Set, in delicate pink dec. orations, Roman gold tracing; imper- Cn>7 tffcfl feet. Reduced from $22.50 to > # '"C LimOges China Dinner Set, in exquisite Dres den decoration: two cups missing, ffi'J f *je Reduced from $25.00 to 4>Al./?3 $ | Odds and Ends in 9. Leather Goods. Odds and Ends ^n Jewelry. AT 10c. Odds and Ends in Stationery Novelties Christmas shoppers took nearly everything, yet there's a small lot 9 left, and they represent some of the b^sl thing* we've had. The reductions are unusually large In order to effect a quick clear- ? anee. fit At 15c. At 25c. ? (Regularly 25c.) (Regularly 50c.) Sterling Silver Pencils. ? 200 Boxes of Stationery. Drop Pen Knives, sterling silver (ffr Sterling Silver Pen Holders. cases. 9 Pearl Paper Cutters. Sterling Silver Pencil Tops. ?? Sterling Handle Paper Cutters. Decorated Box Parie s, in a ? Roll Golu Pen Holders (boxed). large variety of styles and i Desk The?mometers. shades, including many of the T Ash Trays best styles of this season; -T Papej Weights. boxes are slightly soiled. if All wold and Bronze Desk Fittings. 25 per cent discount. First Floor. 250 Lace Curtain Strips, 3^ yds. long; usual widths; -Iff]),, a strip, to close ' aJVt. $1.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains, yds. long, ecru or white; full width; not more than 4 pairs of a kind; to close, gt})? $1.50 Nottlnghams, same as above, but In better QRr* grades; to close, a pair, 69c. and 25c. Head Rests, triangle shaped, velour covering, ji f\/ r silk tassel fringed, to close 39c. Head Rests, 9 by 15 In., best Cheney Bros." Silk fl Qf. Coverings; finished with silk tassels; to close BVV. 39c. Four Quarter Table Covers, fringed all around.. t^C. Odd Portieres, full length and width; worth up to ?]] (fMJ $6.00 for pairs of same kind; to close, a strip * * French Tapestry Wall Panels, variety of subjects and sizes, from 2 by 3 ft. up to 8 by 15 ft., to close. AT JUST HALF. PRICE. - 2T>o. Broocli Pins. 25c. Belt Pins. 25c. Necklaces. 25c. Fobs. 2">c. Ha.r Receivers 25c. Scarf Pins. 50c. Ash Receivers. 50c. Match Boxes. hoc. Fancy Trays. 00c. and 75c. Imitation Bronze Novelties 98c. Wrist Bags. ?j9c. Automobile Bags. $1.25 Cigar Boxes. ?9c. Carriage Bags. 75c. Collar and CufT Boxe* $1.00 Cigar Cases. 75c. Bill Books. $1.25 Work Boxes. $1.50 Photo Albums. $1.50 Automobile Bags. $1 50 Travelers' Cases. $1.25 Suit Cases. $2.00 Cigar Boxes. $1.50 Music Rolls. $1.75 Fans. 69c. Ink Stands. 50c. Fobs. 75c. Souvenir Calendars. 50c. Ash Trays. 50c. Match Boxes. 50c. Bonnet Brushes. 50c. Silver Novelties. Odds and Ends SILK. UMBRELLAS % Remnants I Hats and Trimmings. * Women's, Misses' and Children's Ready-to-wear Hats, the If balance of our best selling lots. All good shapes and colors, <|> Were 98c. to $1.50. Reduced to if A lot of Fancy Feather Pom Poms; to be closed out to 9. morrow at ? U fFlne quality Black Jet Buc- A limited number of brilliant kles. Slides, Carbuchons black Ostrich Feather Plumes, sf: and' Fancy Ornaments. the genuine stock. Re 1 Were 30c. and 75c. Re- duced from $1.60 and OSr i duced to $1.75 to ?, "OC* ^ Second floor. All-silk Umbrellas for sun or rain. In color*, with Princess han dles; also Union Taffeta Umbrellas for men or women, with fancy handles. /(JO <1 (=> /7"\S These Umbrellas sold during our Christmas II (I I] trade for $2.00 and $2.50. CJ)> qqj)y/ For these odds and ends tomorrow ' First Floor. Novelty Silks, many worth $2.00 a yard, but ? be cause of being In short lengths re duced to Kann's Witch Hazel Soap. Special, 3 cakes for lOc. j Copco or Fairy Soap. | Special, a cake Sc Books. Odds and Ends Remnant Lots?Shoes and Slippers. Women's Patent Leather Strap Knit Slippers; sixes for women Colonial Ties, red and black and children; fleece-lined kid. Worth up to $2.00, so,eB- Worth $1.00, for... Women's Patent Leather and , _ , ? Box Calf Shoes, lace and button Women s Fur-trimmed Juliets, styles. Worth $3.00 and $3.50. In red, black and wine ^Or? Small sizes only. To color. Worth $1.00, at.. " ? close at, a pair "Ov. Remnants Silk Skirts. Taffeta Silk Skirts, in gre?n, plain blue and changeable: deep umbrella ruffle; small ruffle; tucks and extra dust ruffle; fin ished with silk ties a jOvO and hangers. Re- Vo duced from $6.48 to.. Second Floor. Stockings Much Below Usual. Children's Plain All-wool Cash mere Hose, broken sizes, our 25c. and 35c. quality. Re- 11 q_ duced to a pair ? "*? Children's 1 by 1 Ribbed Cotton Hose, winter weight, sizes 7, 7^i and 8 only. Regular 25c. fl Qc quality. Reduced to Women's Full Seamless Black Cotton Hose with white split soles. Usual 19c. quality, fl A c Reduced to. a pair * First floor. $1.00 Shaving Brush and Mug. Cut to 49c. J Wild Irish Rose Perfume. ! Special, an ox 17c. One large table is filled with standard editions of Books, cloth bound, gilt top, 2-color title pages, favorite authors. Regularly 50c. For 11/. clearance reduced to... $1.25 Triple Mirrors. Spe lal at 98c. Including those for Gloves, Handkerchiefs and Jewels. Calendars and Booklets ALL AT HALF PRICE. First floor. One lot of Juvenile Works, decorated cloth binding, fully illustrated, regularly fl Bp 25c. Reduced to 1?JV. Women's House Slippers, with felt or leather soles; also Turk ish Boudoir Slippers, a j. Worth 50c., at *r?ifC. ALL AT HALF PRICb Women's Lined Storm Rubbers; regularly 75c., at Second Floor. The "Aurora" Series of Gift Books, mostly poems, each nicely boxed. Sold regularly here at 50c.; gold edges; ?? Ep illustrated. Reduced to First floor. Art Department. Remnants Children's Coats. Children's Coats of ladles' cloth, full sleeves, finished Children's Toboggan Coats with stitched pockets and of eiderdown, in /f>o cuffs and pearl buttons; sizes red only. Reduced >5^ 2 to 4 years. Re- rf* ^ ^ri from $4.98 to ^ duced from $4.98 Z Vr4 and $6.98 to <4/^. * vj Second floor. | Java Rice Powder. Sp' j c'al. a box 19< All Standard Books Id sets and all fine Bibles at 25 per cent discount. Kirk's Snowberry Float ing Soap. Special, 8 cakes 10c. Pears' Glycerine Soap. Special, a cake l')c. Third Floor. hook of learned societies throughout the world; Desert Botanical Laboratory, at Tuseon. Arizona, $8,000; H. N. Morse, Johns llopklns University. (1,900, for researches on osmotic pressure. Prof. Morse reports that he has solved several Important prob lems along these lines. A. A. Noyes. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. $'2,000, for chemical investiga tions; W. F. Durand. Cornell University, $4,120, for experiments on ship resistance and propulsion; Raphael Pumpelly, New port, R. I., $0,500, for preliminary examina tion of the trans-Caspian region; Frank D. Adams, McGIll University, Montreal, $2,900, for Investigating the flow of rocks; T. C. Chamberlin, University of Chicago, $6,000, for study of the fundamental principles tot geology; Bailey Willis, U. S. geological sur vey. $12,000, for geological exploration In eastern China. This work is now going on by authority of the Chinese government. W. C. Ford. Washington, D. C., $2,000. for examination of the historical archives at Washington, for the assistance of In vestigators; W. O. At water, Wesleyan Uni versity, Mlddletown, Conn., $5,000, for ex periments In nutrition to directly deter mine the amount of oxygen consumed by man for sustaining the bodily functions; Arthur Gangee. Montreux, Switzerland, $0,050, for a report on the phys'ology of nutrition; E. B. Wilson. Columbia Univer sity. New York. $1,000, for Investigations In experimental embryology In Naples; Ma rine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., $10,000. DECREASE IN TYPHOID. Health Office Showing for Week Ended Saturday Last. Dr. W. C. WoodwArtl, health officer, today submitted his weekly report relative to I health conditions lu the District during the past week. The report shows that the number of deaths-occurring In the District during the week ende'tf on Saturday last was 125, as compjfrqd r^tth 134 during the previous week and il? during the corre sponding period vf 1002. Of the above number 70 were white And 49 were colored. These figures represent an annual death rate per 1,000 inhabitants of 19.3 for the whites, 28 2 for the colored and 22.0 for the entire population. The death rates for the previous week were 21.1, 29.4 and 23.6, re spectively, and for the corresponding period of last year ltt.3, 2T.1t and 19.7. respectively. The prevailing causui of death were dis eases of the heart, 20; pneumonia. IV; con sumption, 14; diseases of the kidneys, 9; apoplexy, H. and bronchit's, 5. There ware A deaths from accidents, 3 of which were caused by bums. The births reported numbered 85. Of these 49 were white and 34 colored; males, 44; females, 41. The gratifying decrease In the number of typhoid fever cases continues, there being 9 new casee reported and SO discharged, leaving 78 under treatment at the cloee of the week, as against 847 at the close of the corresponding week of last year. In diphtheria there has been a slight in crease in the number?from 12 to 16?quar antined in 14 premises. The number of scarlet fever cases also Increased from 28 to 31. there being 11 new cases reported and 8 discharged. These 31 cases are quarantined In 23 premises. The smallpox situation remains un changed, there having been no new cases reported and no discbarges. There are now 3 cases in the smallpox hospital. The weather conditions prevalent during the past week were temperature (mean). 36 degrees; relative humidity, 73, and mean actual barometer, 29.82. The winds were southerly, averaging 0 miles an hour with a maximum velocity of 40 miles an hour on the 26th Instant. The maximum temper ature was 49 degress, on the 20th, and the minimum temperature 12 degrees, on the 26th. There was a rainfall during the week of 1.37 Inches. Boy Helplemly Drank. Lawrence Pumphrey, a twelve-year-old boy. living with his parents at 706 G street southeast, was found in an unconscious condition about 4 o'clock yesterday after noon near the Baltimore and Ohio railroad tracks in Anacostia. The patrol ?ragon from the substation was called and he was conveyed to the station house, where the police reported that he was helplessly drunk. Later he was sent to his home. The National railroad of Nicaragua baa been leased for ten years to Julio Wleat, the well-known engraver of Managua, Nicara gua. WRECK AT SILVER SPRING. Nobody Hurt and but Little Damage Dons. A collision occurred this morning at Sil ver Spring. Md., between two of the dirt trains used in hauling the earth from the excavations about the union station site and approaches in this city, and several cars were burned and more or less dam aged. There is a heavy grade on both sides of Silver Spring, and a heavily loaded dirt train was making its way uphill, fol lowed by a train of empty cars. The en gines were at opposite ends of the trains. When near the top of the hill a few of the cars on the loaded train broke loose, and, with a caboose, started down the hill, crashing Into the end of the train of emp ties. Several ears were overturned and caught Are from the Are In the caboose. No other damage was done and no one was hurt. The accident was caused by the drawbar on a flat car of the dirt train giving way. The north track was blocked until noon and all trains to and from this city used 'the south bound track. Smallpox Case Discovered. Richard Gastrins, colored, twenty-five years old. living at S28B M street northwest, visited the Emergency Hospital yesterday afternoon and asked the physicians to treat him. saying he wai ill. The man was ex amined. and it was found that he was suf fering from smallpox. The health depart ment was notified at once, and the mail was removed to the smallpox hospital. His home was placed under quarantine and a watchman placed on guard. Old Dominion Railway Hearing. The Commissioners today announced that a public hearing will be granted Tuesday morning. January 5. at 11 o'clock, on the bill providing for the construction and oper ation of the proposed Great Falls and Old Dominion railroad In the District of Colum bia. The East Washington Citizens' Asso ciation wrote the Commissioners requesting that a date not earlier than January 7 be set for the hearing, but since the Commis sioners will appear before the Houae com mittee on appropriations on that day and will probably be occupied with District business before that committee for sever*! days, they deemed it advisable to set the date for the hearing previous to that time. A Good Thing for the Hew Year. A subscription to The Saturday Star would please some out-of town friend or relative. Send your order now. with one dollar, to start a subscription with the new year.