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MASONIC?A SPFX'IAL. WHETTING OK HIRAM Lodge. No. 10, F. A. A. >1., will be h?ld on Thursday evening, Jan. 21. 1904, at 7:30 o'clock. Work, flral degre?. By order of the master. ja2?-2l' J A 3. W. WRF.NN', Secy. I O. O. F.-THB SEMI-ANNI AL SESSION OF the Grand Lodge,, I. O. O. F\, of the District of ColumWa. will b? held at Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th at. n.w.. WBNUMT, January 20. 1904. at 7:30 o'clock p.m. BDW. T. PETTF.NGILU }al9-2t Grand Secretary. SPECIAL NOTICES. Us the IRcoff W eather=proot? ?We'll And ont. and if It isn't we'll do the neces wsry repairing at small cost. Postal or phone us to call. r Roof Paint Co.. T. J. Donovan. Mgr. v. ncimcai 13^3 y gt ? phone m. 10*2-11 IgMj t7No Consumers Supplied. 5 H by best cooks 1VjL1IUj<wB 3 j and housewives?sold by O^ltflTTi ?? ail sod grocers. ofiST iKlSBSIflfir Made of mountain-grown 10 grain. Absolutely pure. Buckwheat |'c.|hY timbous c**n C7U*e "OLD MANSE*' MAPLE SYRUP for buckwheat cakes. Pure and delicious. B. B. barns rtaw <& Bro., It WHOLESALE GROCERS. 11th and M sts. s.e. PRACTICAL 1 >EM0NSTRAT10N. now to print photos on "Cyko," the anti-trust, developing paper, Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 to 6 p.m. Come and bring a negative. MA H Manufacturing Optician, ? 1UCv?5, 614 9th n.w. Ja20-tf Tiie American Boarding and Loan Association has moved its office ta 802 F St. Room 16, Main Fioor. m Jc20-2t 8PfRITUALISM?REDUCED TO 50 CENTS. ALL of Keeler's seances. Nothing extra for reserving front sests. Seance tonight. Grand matinee seance, Thursday, 2 o'clock. 50 cents to either. de28-21t* OH AS. E. OOBERTH, *12 14TH N.W. TINNING! SPECIAL! FOR 10 DAYS ONLY I I will put up the best galvanized Iron 3-Inch and 4-ineh spout and 4. 6 and 6-inch gutter at TEN CENTS PER FOOT. Jal9-8t* TIIE CARPENTER AND BUILDING BUSINESS conducted by the late Wm. R. Kemp. 1623 L st., will be continued by the undersigned, bis fore man fo>i?the past 11 years. A continuance Qf all patronage solicited. Jobbing a specialty. EZRA L. KEMP. Carpenter and Builder, 1G23 L St. jal9 -Of* NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS? The forty-sixth regular quarterly dividend of 1Mi% on the capital stock of the Washington Loan and Trust Company has been declared, pay. able February l, 1004, when checks for dividends will be mailed to all stockholders of registered address. Books for the transfer of stock will be closed January 25 to February 1. l.*>4, both dates Inclusive. Stockholders who have changed their addresses since payment of last dividend will please notlfv the company. ANDREW PARKER. Treasurer. jal8-m.w,f-3t The artistic printing that ema nates from the "Print Shop" Indicates expert work backed by unusually superior facilities. A lot of people "just leave It to us." JU0D> & DETWBILER "PRINT SHOP," 420 22 11 lb?next to Star. Jal9-10d ?Owen-tailored garments are supe rior in every detail of style and workmanship. They represent the standard of quality in high-class tai loring. Owen Owen, Tailor, 423 l lit Si ja!9-10d Perfection in Printing. ?When you want Printing that's above the average in artistic merits consult us. We produce results that invariably please. Estimates and samples given. McGs&l& Wallace, Printers, 1107 E. jal9 14d ?We execute big orders for print ing in little time ?by doing the printing on our high-speed, ro tary. automatic, self-feeding press?the fastest Job press there Is. The work Is absolutely perfect, too. Ask for estimates. Sheirv's Printing Office, 413-15 9th. dott-TS't-lO Our Experts Make Old Roofs L5ke New. ?You have a corps of recognized "Roofing Experts" here, ready to put 011 a new roof or to make the old roof like new. Estimates free. G raf toTC&Son .ffiC M.7?o. jalO 10d Systematic Bookkeeusing Absolutely requires blank books ruled specially for your business. We'll make them at factorv prices. HODGES' BOOKBINDERY, 420 22 11th?next Star, jalli-tid ?Econcm call PS-dimbiog? We save you money on plumbing repairs. No Job too small to merit our mo. t conscientious attention. HUTCHINSON & MCCARTHY, 520 10th St. JalU-Od THE FIRM OF HFNSEY & GOUGH, PRACTIC ing patent and corporation law, at 1302 F st. n.w., Washington, D. C., has always been and Is now composed of the undersigned and no others. WALTER R. IIENSEY, Ja 10.20.23 M LE ROY GOUGH. MAKER OF ORIGINAL PRINTING. ?Growing business has necessitated the installation of another cylinder press at our plant. ?The largest and be?t equipped "print shop" ?in this section of the country. Ceo.E.Howard,714 12th St. I'RINTFTt. ENGRAVER AND STATIONER. Of24-78t-14 WE not onlv have the largest stock of BLANK BOOKS ?of all kinds, but onr facilities for making books for special requirements TO ORDER are unexcelled. Very reasonable prices. ?7All Full-bound Blank Books and Diaries REDUCED 23%. Wm. H. kupp Co. (Inc.), 421 Eleventh Street N.W. Jal9-14d C ayttora t. Emig Han removed his law offices into the Colorado bMg.. (ja2 26t 4) Eighth fl'K>r. 1904 p umlb ng ON EXHIBITION. For neat mechanical and supe rior wort at the limit prevailing prices, Investi gate my proposition. P.ig reduction in (las il?at ers. GEO. W. HANKS. No. 812 14th st. n.w. jal4-12t*-? OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE REGIMENTS OF the Union Veterans' Union wh ? will Join National Union Veterans' Union Roosevelt Campaign Club address WILLIAM HOWARD MILLS. Box 06. Star office. jal8 6r China Dolli Heads. Don't believe any one who says they cannot be bad in town. WE HAVE THEM, ami Heads for all Other dolls WE ALSO HKPA1R DOLLS. Holmes a. Co.. RUBBER GOODS. 311 9th st. n.w. ocl-l.Vtt.ft WATCHES CLEANED. 73 - ; M A IN SPfUN G S, 73c.; crystals. 10c. Repairing of foreign watches snd French clock* a specialty. All work warranted one year MAX GRF.KNBERG. Expert Watch maker. 52S loth st. n.w. Jal 26t*-4 OFFICES FOR RENT ? DESIRABLE OFFICE room* for rent In The Evening Star building at reasonable rates. Light, beat and janitor serv lee included. apOtf OFFICE OF THE WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY, January 15. 1904.?The annual meet ing of the shareholders of the Washington Gas IJght Company, for the election of directors and for such other business as may properly come before said meeting, will be held at the offlc of the company. 413 10th M. n.w.. MONDAY, Feb ruary 1, 1904 at 12 o'clock m. The polls will be open from 12 o'clock no?n to 1 o'clock p.m. Jsl5-14t WILLIAM B. ORMK. Secretary fffcAl JOHN 1KENNEDY & SON. IL?? White Ash Pea Coal, $4.75 per ton. Best White Aeb Stove Coal, egg and uut, $6.85 ton. Full weight. Prompt delivery. Jsll-tf.S 4th and F *ts n e Phone E. 233. $20 000 LIKE!NST-RANCB. $1.00 PER DAY. $12,000 ACCIDENT INSURANCE, $20 PER YEAR. Smaller amounts in proportion. For particulars write, giving age and address. WM B HARDY. Manager. 45$ La. ave.. Washington. D. C. Agents wanted in Maryland, Virginia and Dls trlct of Columbia. Je20-tf-8 jaegers-" Sanitary Pure Wo.il TnE IDEAL UNDERWEAR. TYSSOWSKI BROS., DR. DEEM EL'S UNEN MESH. ?.*2 tf-lQ 7'Jrt 1 r.TH ST ii'lltl I'lALISM? MR. KKKi.KK S WtiNDLUr t Kfanccs for ladies and gentlemen Mou. Wed. an' Fri. nights, also Thurs. 2 p.m.. 918 II st. n.w materialisation, ?oites. messages. Telephone 2-VJ: F, front seats Private interviews every day oc2b m,w*X-49l* SPECIAL NOTICES. Custom Shirts for Men. As produced by us mean comfort for those who fail to secure it in the stock garment. Every like and dis like has the utmost consideration, and the fit must be satisfactory to you or the loss is ours. Notwithstanding the hlftli quality of materia to and eiprtnets of the entire shlrtmaking organ ization. the prices will l>e found most moderate, starting a? low as $1 GO. We will be glad to go Into the matter in detail I* you will afford ua tile opportunity. Woodward & Lotihrop. oc31 tf-25 NOT AGREEABLE TO FARMERS. I?ew Zealanders Urged to Pay Higher Prkes to Help British Trade. Preferential trade in Australasia Is the title of a report to the State Department from U. S. Consul General Dillingham at Auckland, New Zealand. The consul state* that the premier of New Zealand recently introduced In the lower house of parliament a preferential trade bill which passed its third reading and became a law November 19. The pre mier said that in its proposal he had guard ed against doing anything that might crip ple the colony's manufacture: s. and if. in cidentally. he could help the mother coun try as against foreign countries it was his and parliament's duty to do so. The pre mier argued that it was the duty of the members to give preferential trade to the empire; that in this bill they had made no distinction as against any part of the em pire, and in Uiat respect their proposals were wirier than those of Canada. The question was whether they should make a ; distinction between their own kindred and alien nations, and he declared that It was their duty to do so with no uncertain sound. He asked nothing from the mother country in return. The premier quoted figures , showing how imports from foreign coun 1 tries had Increased of late years, those from the United States in particular. He i then compared the increase of the exports of the United States and other countries and those of Great Britain between 1802 and 1901, and said, as compared with other countries, Great Britain was losing ground. On being interviewed one of the managing directors of one of Auckland's iron mongery and hardware firms said that the new bill was not likely to be received with open arms by the farmers. H? siid for instance, that at present English fencing wire was about 17.20 per ton higher than American wire; but with the preferen'ial tariff. America will be put out of the mar i ket by English goods. At present and for several years past railway and tramway rails have been coming from the United States and Germany; but under the pro posed tariff they would come from Eng land, where prices are higher than in the two other countries named. He also said that this bill would be very detrimental to the direct steam communication between New York and New Zealand. Ill closing the report the consul stated that since the year 1N93 tlie colony's total imports of goods have increased 64 per cent; its imports from the United States alone have increased 24S per cent. DEBATING PURE FOOD BILL. Amendment Adopted Making It Neces sary to Show "Willful Intent." Consideration of the Hepburn pure food bill continued in the House yesterday after noon until 5:25 o'clock, when a recess was taken until 11:55 o'clock today. A recess , was decided upon instead of adjournment I in order that the measure might be taken up this morning without interruption. During the afternoon Mr. 8herley of Ken tucky questioned Mr. Mann as to whether the bill prevented blends In whiskies. "Not If the fact is stated on the label," was the reply. | Mr. Bartholdt of Missouri asked If It would prevent the manufacture of beer from corn. Mr. Mann made the same an swer to this question. Mr. Richardson of Alabama spoke In favor of the measure. Mr. Clark of Missouri opposed the bill on the ground that it was too radical. He was in sympathy, he said, with the object sought, but believed the present bill should be modified, especially the sections perta'n ing to the acquisition of samples, which, he said, required a man to furnish evidence against himself, which was unconstitu tional. j Mr. Bell of California favored the meas ure. Mr. Sherley of Kentucky opposed the bill as a usurpation of state rights and # hindrance to interstate commerce. Mr. Stanley of Kentucky favored the bill and controverted the argument of Mr. Clark that the measure was unconsti tutional. An argument which met the enthusiastic applause of the minority side in favor of reciprocity with Canada was made by Mr. Sullivan of Massachusetts. He declared that such a treaty would defeat the Cham berlain free-trade Idea between Great Britain and her colonies. Mr. Bartlett of Georgia opposed the bill and Mr. Hepburn of Iowa closed the de bate In Its favor. Several amendments to the bill were of fered during its reading by sections. All were lost except one offered for Mr. Ste vens of Texas, making It necessary for the government to show "-willful" intent to de ceive on the part of defendants under the measure. Tills amendment was adopted by a vote, taken by tellers, of IOC to 100. Enough Naval Officers in 1907. According to the testimony of Captain Bron?on, superintednent of the Naval Academy, before the House committee on naval affairs yesterday, the United States will have naval officers enough in 1907 to man all naval vessels. There will be an Increase in the classes graduating each year from the academy. Capt. Bronson declared that the practice of hazing in the academy was being elimi nated. He spoke strongly against the pass age of the I,acey bill to restore the three cadets recently dismissed from the academy for hazing. This action must not be taken, he said, if discipline is to be maintained. However, he said, lie did not want to be personal against the three cadets, whom he characterized as in all other respects de sirable students. Provision for a New State. Senator Quay has Introduced a bill pro viding for the admission of Oklahoma and Indian territory as one state. Have you ever tried Scott's Emul sion for a thin, weak child, one back ward in growth and slow in develop ment ? Those who have know the pleasure of seeing their delicate child grow strong and become well de veloped under the gentle but effec tive influence of Scott's Emulsion. For the weak growth of the bones, Scott's Emulsion supplies those pow erful tonics, the hypophosphites. For the lack of proper healthy flesh Scott's Emulsion provides the nour ishing cod liver oil in an easily di gested and palatable form. Any child that needs more and better nour ishment ? effective nourishment ? will get it in Scott's Emulsion. There is no other remedy or food that com bines so much that is necessary in maintaining good health and right growth in children. We'll send you a sample free npon request. SCOTT & IiOWXE, 409 *earl Street. N. T. JACK FROST DEPARTS TEMPERA TTTRE RISES DURING PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. Much Suffering Among the Poor of the District Relieved by Public and Private Charities. Reports to the weather bureau are to the effect that with the movement of the east ern area of high pressure southeastward over the Atlantic an area of warmer weather with rain haq. developed In the lower lake region and the middle Atlantio states. It was 20 to 40 degrees warmer this morning In the upper Ohio valley, the lower lake region and the middle Atlantic states, and higher temperatures also pre vailed in the middle Mississippi valley, Ar kansas and the southwest. An area of high pressure and colder weather has moved southeastward from the British possessions, and extended this morning well into the Mississippi and upper Mississippi valleys. Pressure is relatively low over the southwest, and a trough of lew pressure extends from Kansas north eastward to the lake region. There will be rain tonight in the lower Mississippi valley, Tennessee, the Ohio val ley, and thence northeastward to the mid dle Atlantic states. In the last named snow will turn to rain Thursday, and the rain area will extend into the cast gulf and south Atlantic states. It will be colder tonight In the lower Ohio valley, and colder Thursday in Tennes see, the lower Mississippi valley and the Ohio valley. Warmer weather will prevail tonight In Atlantic coast districts. The winds along the Atlantic coast will be mostly southwesterly; on the east gulf, ccast fresh southeasterly, Increasing. Steamers departing today for European ports will have light to fresh southerly winds and snow or rain to the Grand Banks. The Mercury Ascends. In Washington there has been a steady rise of the mercury since the lowest notch was touched yesterday morning at 8 o'clock, when 2 degrees were registered, making that the lowest record for several years. At 12 o'clock last night the record was 17 degrees; at 1 o'clock It had dropped to 16, where it remained for two hours, then ascended at the rate of one or two degrees an hour jntil today at noon, when it registered .'11 degrees. Still rising, It had touched 38 degrees at 2 o'clock, and was bouncing toward the top' of the tube. It is not l.kely that there will be even freezing weather tonight. Too warm to snow, the rising thermometer may bring rain, but probably not within twelve hours. In the frost-bitten sections of New York and Pennsylvania the weather has even more rapidly moderated than It has In this city, the mercury having risen from 20 to ?10 degrees throughout the section where it resembled Greenland yesterday morning. There is no sign of the second cold wave that originated In the lake section yester day morning, and it is believed that It took a turn toward the north and passed to the coast via Canada, for which whim of the weather there are many thanks being given In Washington and elsewhere where yes terday's wave got In its work. Cases of Destitution. Many applications for aid are being made at the police stations, but the police are not supplied with food or fuel to be dispensed to the poor. The applicants are referred to the Associated Charities. In some few Instances, where there was suf fering and Immediate help was necessary, the police contributed money for the pur pose. A number of persons have appear ed during the present long siege of cold weather who had not been forced to ask for help for a number of years. Some of them wanted to know the location of. the "soup house" and had their buckets with them Speaking upon the subject of charity, a policeman said to a Star reporter that he thought the establishment of several of the so-called "soup houses," to dispense buckets of hot soup, such as was done years ago, would be a great aid to the suffering poor and would be the means of doing the most good for the least money. Suffering for Food. Sunday the Anacostla police were ap pealed to in a case In which a woman and four children were suffering for the want of the necessaries of life. The last of the fuel on the premises was In the stove, and the sick woman was seated near the stove, trying to keep warm. Her condition was such that hospital treatment was neces sary, and she was sent to Providence Hos pital. The police say there was a delay of some thing like six hours in getting the woman to the hospital, because they were unablek to get an ambulance sooner. The police* took up a collection, and after dark they had a grocer open his store and sell them provisions. In order that the children might be fed and saved unnecessary suffering. Samuel Frazier of Anacostla gave the fuel that was necessary to keep the children warm. SNOW OR RAIN TONIGHT. Thursday Rain; Fresh Southerly Winds, Becoming Northwesterly. Forecast till 8 p.m. Thursday?For the District of Columbia, Delaware and Mary land, snow or rain tonight, with rising temperature. Thursday, rain; fresh south erly winds, becoming northwesterly. For Virginia, rain and warmer tonight. Thursday, rain; colder In extreme western portion; fresh southeast to south winde, becoming westerly. Minimum temperature past twenty-four hours, 10; a year ago, IS. Record for Twenty-Four Hours. The following were the readings of the thermometer and barometer at the weather bureau for the twenty-four hours beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday: Thermometer?January 10, 4 p.m., 22; 8 p.m., 10; 12 mldn ght, 17; January 20, 4 a.m., 18; 8 a.m., 22; 12 noon, 31; 2 p.m., 38. Maximum. 38, at 2 p.m., January 20; min imum, 15. at 2 p.m., January li). Barometer?January 19, 4 p.m., 30.78 ; 8 p.m., 30.78; 12 midnght, 30.07; January 20, 4 a.m., 80.51; a a.m., 30.45; noon, 30.3(1; 2 p.m., 30.28. Condition of the Water. Temperature and condition of water at )i a.m.: Great Falls, temperature, 33; condi tion, 3?: Dalecarlla reservoir, temperature, 33; condition at north connection, 36; condi tion at south connection, 36. Georgetown distributing reservoir, temperature, 34; con dition at influent gatehouse, 36; condition at effluent gatehouse, 36. Washington city reservoir, temperature_38; condition at in fluent, 36; condition at effluent, 36. Tide Table. Today?Low tide, 4:05 a.m. and 4:10 p.m.; For Financial Ads See Page Mgh tide, 9:80 *.m. fend lQlOl p.m. Tomorrow?Low tlJe, 4:41 *.m. and 4;64 p.m.; high tide, 10:2V a.m. nid 10:40 p.m. The San.-And Moon. Today?Sun rises, 7U.6 a.m.; tun sets, 5:08 P.m. '' X Tomorrow?Sun rW*, 7 Jfc a.m. Moon sets, 8:06 p-m. The Cl?f Ligl-ts. The city lights and naphtha lamp* all lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; ex tinguishing begun one hour before sunrise. All arc and lncandep<Jent lrfmps lighted fif teen minutes after stanset and extinguished forty-five minutes before sunrise. ALLEGES BREACH 0? PROMISE. Miss Cartwright &iea Girnett O. Wil kerson for $10,000. A suit at law for $10,000 damages for breach of promise to marry was today In stituted In the District Supreme Court by Eleanor L. Cartwright against Garnett C. Wllkeraon. The petition alleges that in 1898 the plaintiff and defendant were students to gether at the M Street Colored High School and graduated together In 1898, during which time defendant won the affections of the plaintiff, and repeatedly assured her that he loved her and Intended to make her his wife as soon as he finished his collegiate course at Oberlin College and secured work. Many endearing letters passed between them (luring the time he was at college, the plaintiff alleges, and, relying on them and the numerous promises of the defendant, she was Induced to make many sacrifices and deprive herself of many necessities In order to comply with requests for money from Mr. Wllkerson to finish his collegiate course. The defendant, It Is claimed, renewed his promise, but after he was appointed a teacher in the colored high schools, al though being on several occasions asked by Miss Cartwright to redeem hia promise, he refused to marry her. It will be remembered that Miss Cart wright recently called at the high school and made demand on Mr. Wllkerson for repayment of money alleged to have been advanced by her, and during a struggle which took place, It was stated, the coat worn by Miss Cartwright was cut or torn. Mr. Wllkerson was then arrested and charged by her with an assault, she claim ing that he used a knife, intending to Inflict bodily injury, but when the matter was in vestigated in the Police Court the defend ant was discharged, the court being of the opinion that no knife was used. Attorney Armond W. Scott appeared for the plaintiff and secured an order from Justice Barnard allowing the case to be filed without the usual prepayment of de posit for costs. GEN. SAUNDERS' FUNERAL. To Take Place in Baltimore Tomorrow With Military Honors. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 20?The re mains of the late Adjutant General Saund ders, who died here yesterday morning, will be taken from Annapolis to Baltimore this afternoon at 3:10 o'clock. Interment will be made there tomorrow in Green mount cemetery. Brig. Gen. A. Riggs waa here yesterday completing the arrange ments for the funeral ceremony. The re mains of General Saunders will be placed in the Fifth Regiment Armory upon their arrival in Baltimore. Funeral services will conducted at the atmory and also at the grave. The service* will be directed by General Rlggs, and the burial will be with full military honors. The military bodies that will act as an escort from the armory to the cemetery will be the 5th Regiment. M. N. G.: Troop A, Maryland Cavalry, and a picked regi ment composed of officers of the 4th and 0th Regiments, Maryland Nat^nal Guard. The first official act of Governor Warfleld In assuming office was to issue' an order yesterday upon the death of General Saun ders. .. rv ? The following naval officers of the Naval Academy will act us pallbearers when the remains of Gen. Saunders leave the city: Pay Inspector C. M. Tfny, Prof. N. M. Terry, Lieutenant Commander W. F. Fuilam, Lieutenant Commander H. McL. P. Huse, Lieutenant Commander J. M. Poyer and Lieut. G. A. Cooper. The active pallbearers at the funeral to morrow will be the following non-commis sioned officers of the National Guard; Scrgts. Griffith, Marshall. Caldwell, Bar rett, Richardson and Rheeley. Superin tendent of the Naval Academy Bronson will act as one of the honorary pallbearers. Fu neral services tomorrow will be conducted by Rev. William F. Dame, chaplain of the 5th Regiment. THE MARINE ENGINEERS. National Association Chooses Officers for Ensuing Year. The National Marine Engineers' Bene ficial Association, in annual convention at the Ebbltt House, today elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: President, Frank A. Jones of San Francisco; first vice president, Edward W. Bray of Norfolk, Va.; second vice president, Evans Jenkins of Cleveland; secretary, George A. Grubb of Chicago; treasurer, Albert L. Jones of Detroit. The installation ceremonies followed the election. Wast National President James H. Harris of Chicago tuid Mr. Herbert E. Stone of Boston, pa:9^ national president of the National Association of Stationary Engineers, attended the sessions today and delivered addresses. The convention is ex pected to come to a close next Saliirday evening. ' Under $3,000 Bonds. Mildred Campbell, colored, was arrested last night by Sergeant Kllmartin and Po liceman Waldron, to answer to a serious charge filed on complaint of Georgia Alexander, colored. The latter is a pa tient at Freedman's Hospital In a serious condition, the result. It is nlleged, of tak ing medicine prescribed by Mrs. Campbell. When called in the United States branch of the Police Court today the case was continued indefinitely, and at the sugges tion of Prosecutor Given, Judge Scott di rected that the defendant give 13,000 for her appearance. Good Work at Central Mission. Cap-t. Charles H. Stanley of Baltimore has been spending several days in Wash ington, assisting at the Central Union Mission. He has addressed meetings at that Institution Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and many who h?ive been way ward In the past are reported to have de cided to lead Jitter lives. Capt. Stanley^ appeals brought many to a sense of their meral obligations, and many wept who had.not wept probably in many years. He la a singer as well as a speaker, and his work here was a grand help to the mission. He> is a converted comedian and is uu*v< the field officer of the Blue Button army. "V :?a. Virginia's Exhibit at'St. Louis. Mr. J. Lyman Babcock of Bay Shore, Va., assistant to the commission from the com monwealth of Virginia to the Louisiana purchase exposition,' Is In', Washington in connection with the. preparation of the Virginia exhibit on t that ?occasion. The commission has Ave j?peciatt?ls in the field at work on the exhibit. Mf. fiabcock is in terester in the sea food and forestry of the state, which will be looted In the fish and forestry building at the fair. Capt. Forney in the City. Capt. Stehman Forney of the United States coast and geodetic survey, is spend ing several days in Washington as the guest of Mr. Louis P. Shoemaker. Capt. Forney will discontinue until April 1, 1904, his work on the lower Potomac in order to make a special survey along the shore line and hydrography of the St. Catherine river, south of Savannah, in Georgia, where he rendered a similar service for the govern ment as long ago as 1861). Movements of Naval Vessels. The Culgoa has arrived at Culebra and the Pontiac at Boston. The gunboat Machias left Aden yesterday for Jibuti to await the arrival of the Skin ner CKp<ion. THE COURT RECORD. United States Supreme Court. Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Harlan, Mr. Justice Brewer, Mr. Justice White, Mr. Justice Peckham, Mr. Jus tice McKenna, Mr. Justice Holmee and Mr. Justice Day. George W. Bowen of Carroll, Iowa; A. U. Quint of Des Moines, Iowa, and Earl D. Babet of Chicago, 111., were admitted to practice. No. 854-JThe United States, appellant, act. John M. Somervell; mandate granted, on motion of Mr. Frank B. Crosthwalte for appellee. No. 182?The People's Gas Light and Coke Company, appellant, agt. the oity of Chicago; argument commenced by Mr. Wm. D. Guthrie for the appsliant. Proceedings after The Star went to press yesterday: No. 127?The Security Land and Explora tion Company, plaintiff in error, agt. G. A. Burns et al.; and No. 128?The Security Land and Explora tion Company, plaintiff In error, agt. Henry Weckey et al. Argument continued by Mr. R. R. Brlggs for the defendants in error, and concluded by Mr. William W. BUlson for the plaintiff In error. The day call for Wednesday, January 2), is as follows: Nos. 132, 184, 138 (and 186), 188, 139. 141, 143, 146, 147 and 148. The probable call for Thursday, January 21, will be as follows: Nos. 134, 185 (and 136), 138, 139, 141, 148, 146, 147. 148 and 149. District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT No. 1?Justice Anderson. Moore agt. Ruppert; sales Anally rati fied; complainant's solicitors, Nathaniel Wilson and Wm. G. Johnson; defendent's solicitor, D. W. O'Donoghue. Mitchell agt. Mix; pro confesso against absent defendants; complainant's solicitor, John A. Butler. George agt. George; Francis S. Key Smith appointed guardian ad litem; complain ant's solicitor, Wm. H. Dennis. Gorman agt. Gorman; proof before Mar garet Murray, examiner, ordered; romplaln ant's solicitors, Nauck & Nauck and L. D. Truitt. EQUITY COURT. No. 2?Justice Gould. Magee agt. Johns Hopkins University et al.; substitution of trustee to release; com plainant's solicitors, Kimball & White; de fendants' solicitor, F. W. Graham. German agt. Lovett; do.; complainant's solicitor, C. F. Benjamlne. In re lunacy of Hannah Cherry: John Cherry appointed committee and trustee; bond, $1,000; petitioner's attorney, A. B. Duvall. Richardson agt. Hensey; trustees author ized to make assessment to preserve prop erty, etc.; complainant's solicitors, C. H. Merlllat, M. N. Richardson and Eugene Ca rusl; defendant's solicitors, C. T. Hendler and E. G. Kimball. CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1-Justice Barnard. Manning et al. agt. Spelr and Speir agt. Manning et al. (consolidated); on trial. At torneys, Birney & Woodard, George E. Tralles, John Rldout and M. J. Colbert. CIRCUIT COURT, No. 2?Chief Justice Clabaugh. Boss agt. Plaza Apartment House Com pany; on trial. Plaintiffs attorneys, Bates Warren, W. H. Sholes and J. L. Warren; defendant's attorney, A. A. Birney. CRIMINAL COURT No. 1?Justice Pritch ard. United States agt. August W. Machen, Diller B. Groff, Samuel A. Groff, Geo. E. Lorenz and Martha E. Lorenz, conspiracy; on trial. Attorneys, Douglass & Douglass, C. H. Syme, Samuel Maddox and J. F. Kumler. CRIMINAL, COURT No. 2?Justice Wright. In re will of Isabella L. Nourse; oq trial. Caveator's attorney, H. E. Davis; cavea tee's attorneys. Cole & Donaldson. PROBATE COURT?Justice Wright. Estate of Sidney Marlow; order to pay un dertaker. Attorney, S. J. Block. Estate of Mary Ann Elliott; will dated November 20, 1902, filed. In re Julia Jarrin et al.; order correcting record. Estate of Joseph T. Mitchell; petition of Margaret A. Mitchell for probate and record of will as to real estate. Attorney, Chas. H. Turner. In re John G. Long; petition for refer ence to special auditor filed, and order of reference to special auditor. Attorneys, Wolf & Rosenberg. Estate of Appolonia Btuntz: petition for counsel fees and order allowing counsel fees. Attorneys, Lambert & Baker. OUR APPLES IN GERMANY. Selling for Less Than the Native Pro duct. Under the familiar headline, "Another American danger," the agrarian and con servative press in Germany Is commenting somewhat demurely on the unprecedented Influx of American apples this season, and the extent to which they have filled and dominated all the Important markets of Germany. Such is the statement made by Consul General Mason at Berlin in a report to the State Department. He says: "There is not a shop or hardly a market fruit stall or retail grocery shop in Berlin or its suburbs that does not display as a prime attraction one or more barrels of Baldwins, pippins, or other standard va rieties, surmounted by a placard bearing the legend. 'Echte Amerikaner.' Not only this, but wagons piled with the same at tractive merchandise patrol the outlying streets and peddle the American fruit at the uncommonly low price of 20 pfennigs (5 cents) per pound. This, at a time when ordinary cooking apples grown in Ger many and Austria retail for from 6 to 7 cents per pound, has furnished an object lesson of comparative cost, quality and flavor as between the American and Euro pean fruit which cannot be misunderstood or Ignored. "There Is, therefore, and will always be, abundant room for expansion In this branch of American exports to Germany. Not for a generation to come, if ever, can the native-grown supply be expanded and im proved to meet the steadily growing de mand. The advantages of superior quality and generally lower price, the heritages of a fertile soil and genial climate, will be permanently In favor of the American fruit. If the trade is vigorously pushed and judiciously managed the tendency of our fresh fruit exports will be to replace more and more the vast quantities of apples that are now Imported from Switzerland, Aus tria, Holland and Italy." Exclusion From the Mails Proposed. Senator Dryden has Introduced amend ments proposed by the Postmaster General to a bill now pending before the committee on post offices and post roads to prohibit the use of the malls by companies trans acting fraudulent Insurance business. In surance companies have represented in pub lic hearings conducted by the post office committee and in communications to the Postmaster General that the bill drafted by the Association of State Insurance Commis sioners would Interfere with legitimate In surance companies. The amendments are drafted to correct the evils suggested. Senator Penrose has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of the mails in the conduct of various chain-coupon and chain-invest ment schemes. A SURE STARTER FOR ILL HEALTH. Useless worrying (a form of nervousness) is In directly the result (through the nerves! of improper feeding. A furniture man of Memphis says: "About a year ago I wag afflicted with neirous spell#, would worry so over trivial things. "I went to consult one of the best physicians In Memphis and he nuked among many questions If I drank coffee. "His advice was- 'Go to some provision store and get a I>ox of Postum, drink It In place of coffee and as you are confined to your desk to a great extent try and get out in the open air as much as possible.' I followed his instructions re garding the Postum. "At that time my weight was 142 and I was taking all kinds of drugs and medicines to brace me up, but all failed: today I weigh 165 and all of my old troubles are gone, and all the credit is due to having followed this wise physician's ad vice and cut off the coffee and using Postum In its place. "I now consider my health perfect. I am Hill ing to go before a notary public and testify that it was all duo to my having used Postum In place of coffee." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. There's a reason for quitting the drug-drink cof fee, and there's n reason for drinking Postum. Trial 10 days proves them all. x Look In each package for a copy of the famous, little book, "The lioad to WeUrlUe." ?R.TCAT. ESTATE transfers. DOBBINS' ADDITION?Otl? B. Goodall to Bell* K. Goodall. lot 83. square 5: 110. H STREET NORTHWEST between 6th and Tth etreeta?August Schmedtie to Henry C. McFarland, part original lot I. square 4B8; $1<X CORCORAN STREET NORTHWEST be tween 18th and 19th street*-Katharine L. Johnson et vlr, John O.. to Charles O. Lynch, lota 129 and ISO, square 184; $10 SHERWOOD'S ADDITION TO BROOK LAND-Thos. O. Murphy et ux. and Wm. W. Beard et ux. to Ernest F. Nie meyer, lots 4 and 8, block 1; $10. NO. 639 ACKER STREET NORTHEAST Rebecca A. Alesworth to Geo. J. Easter day. lot 182. square 861; $10. MERIDIAN HILL?Whiterieid McKlnley et ux. to Walter A. Pinchback, lot 11. block 16; $10. TEMPLE COURT SOUTHWEST between D and E streets?John H. Bryant et ux. to Antonio Malnatl, lots 21 to 27. square 638; $10. Same to Charles J. Malnatl, lots 88 to 36, square t>38; $10. Same to Antoinette C. Malnatl, lots 37, 38 and 38, aquare 638; $10. PETWORTH?Horace S. Cummlngs et ah. trustees, to E. Southard Parker, lots 37 and 38, square 25; lot 25. square 39; lot 24, square 63; $100. MOUNT PLEASANT?Thomae H. Oalther et ux. to Wilbur F. Smith, lots 548 to 560, block 2; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT?Wilbur F. Smith to Gilbert J. Osterman and Orlando W. Butler, lots i^49 to 5?0, block 2; $100. FIRST STREET NORTHEAST between C and D streets?Thomas J. Giles to Kate Earngey, original lot 10 and part origi nal lot 11, square 724; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT?Robert H. Terrell et ux. to Frank L. Attwell, lot C; $1. THE ARMY BILL. Appropriation for Hospital and Com pleting the War College. The army appropriation bill, as completed by the House committee on military affairs, carries a total of $7.1,956,000. The appro priation for the current year amounts to $74,637,000. The estimates on which the bill is based amounted to $77,161,000. The estimate for transportation of soldiers and supplies of $15,500,000 was cut down by $1,000,000. An appropriation of $400,000 Is made for a general army hospital In this city, and $300,000 is made available for com pleting the army war college, also In this city. Postmasters as Convention Delegates. Many postmasters having been under the impression that the rules of the depart ment forbid their serving as delegates to any political conventions, national or other, some Inquiries were sent to the Postmaster General on the subject. Mr. Payne has set at rest the doubts of these scrupulous offi cials of the service by assuring them that there Is neither rule nor law which forbids such service on the part of postmasters or other employes of the Post Office Depart ment, and that they may engage In It as much as they like, provided their attentions along that line do not interfere with the proper performance of their duties as officers of the Post Office Department. ?' To Promote Arbitration. Representative Bartholdt of Missouri has introduced a Joint resolution extending an official Invitation on the part of Congress to the interparliamentary union for the pro motion of international arbitration to hold its annual conference, which takes place In September next, at St. Louis, Mo. An ap propriation of $50,000 is made to defray the expenses of the meeting. Fell Under His Cart. Francis Jenkins, colored, twenty-flve years old, was painfully Injured this after noon near Water and 11th streets south west by being caught beneath a cart. He was driving a cart at the time, when a wheel left the axle, which threw him to the ground. Jenkins sustained a sprain of the right ankle, but refused to go to a hospital for treatment. Army Orders. Capt. Odus C. Horney, ordnance depart ment. at the arsenal, Watervliet, N. Y., has been ordered to the Sandy Hook proving grounds on business pertaining to tho test of ordnance material. Capt. Frank M. Savage, quartermaster, 15th Infantry, has been ordered to assume charge of construction work at Ord bar racks. Monterey, Cal., relieving MaJ. Ed ward H. Plummer, 3d Infantry. Contract Surgeon Fred. S. Macy, at Som ervllle. Mass., has been relieved from duty in the Philippines and ordered to duty at the Allegheny arsenal, Pittsburg, Pa. Naval Orders. Capt. C. C. Cornwell, sick leave extended three months. Commander W. W. .Kimball, to duty as Inspector in charge of the eighth lighthouse district at New Orleans. Warrant Machinist J. H. Morrison, from the Wyoming and await orders. Acting Boatswain H. P. Rahbusch, from the Naval Hospital, Mare Island, to the In dependence. Warrant Machinist E. H. Klamt, from the Franklin to the Wyoming. Capt. U. Sebree, from command of the Wisconsin to home. Assistant Paymaster W. R. Bowne, Chap lain C. M. Charlton, Passed Assistant Pay master F. B. Colby and Gunner J. Shannon, from the Cavite station to the Solace. Surgeon A. R. Wentworth, from the Al bany to the Solace. Gunner /L. E. Bruce, from the New Or leans to the Solace. Midshipman D. A. Weaver, from the Ken tucky to the Cincinnati. Warrant Machinist H. E. White, from the Cavite station to the Oregon. Surgeon R. P. Crandall, from the Wiscon sin to the Oregon. Lieut. Commander W. P. White, from the Solace to the Monterey. Lieut. D. E. Dlsmukes, from the Monterey to the Wisconsin. Warrant Machinist W. James, from the Oregon to the Cavite station. Gunner A. C. Ste.ni tenner, from the So lace to the Cavite station. . . Assistant Surgeon U. R. Webb, from the Annapolis to the Cavite station. Assistant Surgeon L. W. Bishop, from the Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, to the ^Gunner*"L C. Hull, from the Cavite sta tion to the New Orleans. Passed Assistant Surgeon M. 8. Guest, from the Oregon to the Albany. Midshipman K. B. Crittenden, to the Al bany. Seek Legislation for Agriculturists. Gov. N. J. Bachelder of New Hampshire and Messrs. Aaron Jones of Indiana and E. B. Norris of New York, composing the leg islative committee of the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, are In the city to obtain legislation favorable to the agricultural Interests of the country. The members of the committee are op posed to any legislation that shall limit or Interfere with the right of any man to work for any individual or corporation on terms that are satisfactory to himself and his employer. They are also opposed to any legislation that shair restrict the right of courts to grant injunctions for the protec tion of persons or property. Appointment to Pill Vacancy. Commissioner Biddle has appointed MaJ. R. D. Slmms, superintendent of property for the District, aa the engineer depart ment's representative on the committee to Investigate the affairs of the ernment. The vacancy on th.s coram tt*> was caused by the res gnation of Mr. Monoure Burke as secretary to the En gineer Commissioner. To Be Examined for Promotion. The following named officers of the Ar tillery Corps have been ordered to report to the examining board at Fort Monroe. Va., for examination and promotion. First Lieuts. Arthur F. Cassels. Harry P Wilbur. Harry L. James, E. B. Martlndale. jr., Henry C. Evans. Jr.. and John W. Kil breth. Jr., and Second Lieuts. F. B. Hen nessy. Fred. L. Perry, Laurin L. Lawson. Wm. K. Moore and Wm. J. Whltthorne. Jr. JAPAN'S NOTE STRONG RUSSIA EITHER MUST BACK DOWN OB FIGHT. Europe's Optimism Apparently Based on Ignorance of Exact Terms of Japan's Reply. From th* New Tork Times of Txl?y. LONDON. January 20.?The Times' con? respondent In Peking s ys the Inspire# messages alleging improve d prospects of peace, which have be n ? > in .ustrieusly telegraphed from the far east and eaused the rise In Japanese and Ch new securities indicate either that Europe is .gaorant of the terms of the Japanese note sent to Rus sia January 13, or tho conviction that, tt? face of Japan's doierminalun to abate nothing In ber demands. Russia will climb down. For the note Is stronger In tons than the preceding one, which was answer* ed by the Russ.an proposals published in Berlin last week. Japan Is unable to accept these proposals. Bhe will not yield ber moderate standpo.nt and will not accept the mediatios of a third power. Bhe will Insist upon her reasonable demands being accepted b.. Rum a. If they are not accepted, siis will have recourse to arms. The Times' St. Petersburg correspondent says that from a tho.ou hly competent Russian source comes further confirma tion of the extreme y pe ceful ouilook for the present from the view, o nt of recent conclusions reached In Ku^sian ruling spheres. . It Is now said that 1n Manchuria all that Japan has asked s that Hu'? a put her various declarations in ihe form of a trenty, which Russia reins s to do. As regards ? neutral sone In Korea, th s proposal ap pears to have been rejected l>y Japan be cause Russia wished to hive the lone on one side only of the Yalu river, while Japan insisted that It be on bo h s des. The Times' corresponJen in Moscow siys that a telegram from Vlad ost k sa.> s ths harbor Is frozen over. The < nt ranee to tit# port from the Japan sea is covered with a thick coating of ice. form ng a natural bul wark and fortress for Vladivostok from the sea. Vessels make the r way to ths quays with the assistants of an loebrenkert WILL BAB AMEBICAN CONSULS. Russian Diplomatic Agent Discusses Situation in Manchuria. LONDON, January 20.?The Port Arthur correspondent of the Dally Mall calileM that he has had an Interview with Admiral Alexleff, the Russian viceroy In the far east, who spoke hopefully of the posslbll ity of arranging a modus vlvendl with Ja pan. The viceroy then referred the corre spondent to his diplomatic agent, M Plan con, who emphnsized the Impossibility of Russia's evacuation of Manchuria, und said: "Orders were given six months ago to evacuate Nleu Chwang and Manchuria pro vided the Chinese would nt;ree to simple terms, but owing to the Intrigues of ths Japanese minis er with the V\ al Wu Pu (Chinese foreign board) these orders were countermanded." M. Plancon declared that the action ot the United States in making a commercial treaty with China without Russia's con sent, under the existing circumstances, was unfriendly and undiplomatic. Russia, he said, would not open or allow consuls at Mukden and Antung under the present regime. If Japan wanted Korea, Russia, M Plancon said, would not Interfere, pro vided other powers allowed it, and hs added: "Russia did not ask Japan's consent to occupy Manchuria, nor was It necessary for Japan to ask Russia's permission to establish a protectorate In Korea." M. Plancon concluded by saying that ths United States and other nations were more Interested in the situation than was Rus sia. The correspondent adds that the action of the United States government has quite upset Viceroy AlexlefTs calculations. RUSSIA WILL MAKE CONCESSIONS General Belief in European Capitals Regarding Eastern Situation. A dispatch to Reuter"s Telegram Com pany from Tokyo says the Russian reply Is expected shortly, and that It is believed that It will make some concessions, but It is doubted whether these will be sufQclently far reaching. The German newspapers appear to be paving the way to explain the Russian re treat in the negotiaitions with Japan, and In all the capitals of Europe opinion nox? inclines to a peaceful issue In the fur east. In a dispatch from Tokyo the correspond ent there of the London Daily Mall reports that a lengthy conference of the Japanese cabinet was held Tuesday, and says the emperor Is receiving the ministers of finance and marine and the naval chiefs. The correspondent says he learned that Mr. Kurino, Japanese minister at St. Pe tersburg, has sent in a confidential report, in which he says that at a recent secret meeting of the Russian grand dukes und the ministers War Minister Kuropatkln and some of his colleagues declared In favor of peace. According to the Tokyo correspondent of the Standard the privy council will be con vened Wednesday to discuss Important measures bearing on the situation. The Port Arthur correspondent of the Dally Mail declares In a dispatch that eleven Russian battalions of Infantry, to gether with cavalry and artillery, have been dispatched to the Yalu river. He mentions also an unconfirmed report that Japen has landed troops in southern Korea. Koreans Are Defiiant. A dispatch from Seoul last night sayst Russia complains that Korean soldiers ars causing trouble. Korea answers that Rus sia must not Interfere. The tension In Seoul Is Increasing and the naUvs press, which probably Is Inspired, Is more bitter against foreigners than formerly. The em peror's trusted advisers have a daily coun cil. The Russian and English legations have Increased their guards by sixteen. The Japanese are buying and storing much rice In northern Korea. Ths ginseng trade is dead. The Korean general Ylha* Klun. whose sympathies are pro-Russian, has made a veiled threat against foreigners. Keep Price Within Limits. Commissioner Macfarland will take up with ths health department and the board of charities the question as to what steps are advisable to be taken In order to keep the price of anti-toxin w.th n reasonable limits in the District. Mr. George 8. Wil son, secretary to the board of charities, states that the District Is being charged twice as much for this remedy as it was obliged to pay prior to ths combination ot the firms that ma^fac. ure the m?do ne. The Commissioners deel ire that they win Investigate the matter and take any steps that may seem advisable to remedy any objectionable conditions that may Le found to exist with reg rd to the sale In Wash ington of the preventive of diphtheria. The Time Limit Extended. Senor Quesad i and Secretary Hay have changed the date fixed tor tl e exchange of ratifications for the Cuban perminent treaty embodying the provisions of the Piatt amendment. The time would other wise have exp red tomorrow. Ensign Stitt's Resignation. The President h is accepted the resigna tion of Ensigh T. L. Stitt, recently de tached from the cruiser Boston. The Des Moines to Go in Commission. The commandant of the navy yard, Bos ton, has been directed to plsce the cruiser Des Moines In commission on her delivery by the contractors, which Is expected about the 1st of March. The San Francisco at Alexandria. The Navy Pepart-nent is informed that the cruiser San Frmcisco arrived at Alex andria. Egypt, this morning urom a cruise for target uracLice.