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AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. Academy?"McFadden's Rotv of Flats," ? p.m. Chase's?Frederic Bond and polite vaude ville, 8:15 p.m. Columbia?Grace Van Studdiford, In "Red ?"eather," 8:13 p m. Empire?"On the Stroke of Twelve," 8 Kernan's?Bohemian Burlesquers, 8:15 Lafayette?"Buster Brown," 8:15 p.m. National?Marie Tempest, in "The Mar iage of Kitty," 8:15 p.m. Florida Tour to Savannah and St. Augustine. The Merchants and Miners' Trans. Co.'s ?second annual personally conducted tour to -?^t. Augustine will leave Baltimore Satur day, February 13. returning February 23. rickets, $50, including all expenses. Send or Itinerary. W. P. Turner, G. P. A., Bal timore, Md. White Pine Doors, $1.10. 1% 5-panel, painted. BARKER S, WO N. T. ave. Edward McLaughlin, thirteen years old, whose home is at No. 7 2d street northeast, .vas kicked in the stomach yesterday aft ernoon, it is alleged, by another boy and painfully hurt. He was not taken to a lospital. A Good After Dinner Smoke? GENERAL ARTHUR CIGAR. 10 cents. E. R. Fontaine, thirty years old, living at T25% <>th street northwest, was taken to the (Emergency Hospital last night about 12 o'clock to be treated for poison taken by nistake. He took a small quantity of iodine ind was made sick. Ttie hospital doctors relieved him of the dose, and he was able to go home in a short time. Drink Kenny's Teas and Coffees. Highest quality. Lowest prices. Prompt deliveries. (10 stores. Ladies' Hsiirdressing, Shampooing. 50c.: Manicuring. 35c. GEORGES-, 1211 Pa. ave. Gas Radiators at Cost. A. Eberly's Sons. 71S 7th n.w. Delicious Ice Cream, Made With Pas teurized Cream. Ashburn Farm Dairy, 1333 14th St. What a Postal Card Will Do. A postal card addressed to the Abner Drury Brewing Co., 25th and F. will bring l case of delicious "Old Glory" direct to your home. No finer table beer. Try it. You Can Always Depend Upon Getting Meats of Satisfactory Quality If your orders are placed with THOS. T. KEANE. stalls 34-51 Center mkt. and S) Wholesale Row. His Washington-dressed Beef. Southdown Spring Lamb and other products are dressed from selected stall-fed stock. Served on the tables of the best homes. Try them and enjoy the satisfac 'tion the finest always gives. Headquarters PJ Farrn" Sausage and Bacon, omlthiield Hams. etc. Lowest consistent prices. Write us or 'phone 158 if unable to leave orders in person. Prompt attention. If You Want Better Coffee than you've ever bought at the price order ( Congressional" brand. You'll find it more than satisfactory. Roasted fresh dailv 35c ? ' Ibs - Great Atlantic & Pacific jea Co ' Henry George Five-Cent Cigar. As good as it looks. Wilson & Mayers, Auctioneers. If you are contemplating disposing of your household goods, store or business of what soever nature or description, we can con ceit it into cash for you quieklv. No book accounts or trouble on your part. Nothing too large or too small for us to sell. Confer with us. 1227 and 1229 G st. n.w. "The Earl of Pawtucket." The demand for seats for this big New York comedy l.it is uncommonly heavy. It comes to the Columbia next week "with uawr.ince I) Orsay and the company that appeared for nearly a year in New York. John B. Kelly, New York Boast Beef, Delmonico Steak. Riggs and Western mkts. Second-Hand Upright Knabe Piano, 5250; beautiful tone; easy payments if de sired. O.J De Moll & Co., 1231 G st. n.w. CITY AND DISTRICT. Detectives Baur and Hartigan have gone to Springfield, Ohio, to get the Italian Lulgi Coratoio, who is wanted here to answer a charge of having committed a serious as sault upon Mrs. Rosia Curato, as stated in yesterday's Star. Usually only one officer is sent on such missions, but Captain Board man sent two in this case, anticipating that the prisoner would cause trouble on the long journey home. Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey Tent No. 1 Daughters of Veterans, played progressive euchre at the Spanish War Veterans' Hal! Tuesday evening last, a large number of persons participating. Eight very handsome prizes were awarded. Laura Smith, colored, a domestic In the employ of Mrs. Miller at 324.> School street had several teeth extracted yesterday, and last night she was unable to check the hemorrhage. This morning she was weak from the loss of bloe?d, and her employer had the police take her to the Emergency Hospital for treatment. An alarm of fire was turned In about 0 oclook this morning, a fire having been discovered In a closet on the first floor at the Leamington, 25<J3 14th street northwest The origin of the tire is not known. Only about |25 damage was caused. Furniture Sale at Sloan's. A quantity of desirable Furniture, includ ing some valuable Antique Mahogany ple<?s. will be sold al Sloan's, 1407 G st (2d floor., tomorrow at 10 a. m.. together with <t lot of housekeeping effects, as usual?Ad. National Union Officers Installed. The following officers were Installed last evening by Council No. 220, National Union: B. C. Ford, president; Alfred Wilkinson, vice president; William Gutshall, speaker; Q. P. Hosklnson, secretary; H. W. Seam ro*ll, financial secretary; W. S. Detwiler treasurer; F. A. Niles. chaplain; Plctro Livigni sergeant-at-arms; Ludwlg Hoist, usher; John Q. Bazzell, doorkeeper: W 11 Richards, H. F. Power and J. McK Eiker trustees. * ' V. Baldwin Johnson's New Coal Office, ?12 9th st. Persons unable to ge: telephone connection with my offices by reason of be ing tokl by "Central" that wire is "busy" will confer great favor by promptly report ing same.?Advt. Masonic Veterans to Dine. The committee in charge of the arrange ments for the twenty-sixth annual dinner of the Masonic Veterans' Association of the District of Columbia has announced ,h'n^r W,.U ?e Klven tomorrow X- ?! Masonic T>-mple. Capt. Alli son Nailor, jr.. and MV. Ancrew W. Kellev the stewards of the organization, have .r&urge of the affair Dinner will be served in the music hall of the temple building An excellent menu has been provided, and there will be speeches and music. Mr Robert B. Donaldson, president of the as iociation, will probably act as toastmus Advertisements for Tomorrow. To insure insertion and proper classification advertise ments for Saturday's Star should be sent either to the main office or branch offices as early as possible Saturday morning. it ON THE RIVER FRONT FISHING- SHORES PREPARING TO HAUL WINTER SEINES. Channel Through Flats Wanted Warmer Weather Melting Ice Slowly ?About the Harbor. Preparations for winter fishing have been given a sudden impetus by the warmer weather of the past two days and the pros pect that the river will shortly be free of ice. Yesterday Mr. Frank Price sent a portion of his crew to the Plum Tree Cut shore in Occoquan bay to overhaul nets and boats and to put the quarters for the fish ermen in order for occupancy. The hauling of seine, under the direction of Capt. Al. _^!cCuen, will be started as soon as possi ble. Winter seine will also be hauled at the Gums and one or two of the other fishing shores alor.g the river below Occo quan. The spring fishing for shad and herring will find all the shores in opera tion. and at several of them the fish will be cut and packed. There was a slight increase in the re ceipts of fresh fish from southern waters by the dealers at the 11th street wharf fish houses this morning and frozen fish were also on sale. The demand was good and price3, which range at about the usual figures, are as follows: For salmon trout, 8 to tkr. per pound; white perch, 10 to 12^ic. per pound; jumping mullets, 2 to 4c. per pound; bass. North Carolina, 10 to 13c. per pound; sheepshead, 4 to 6c. per pound; green pike, !> to 10c. per pound; frozen trout. 5 to 6c. per pound; frozen smelts, 10c. per pound, and frozen butterfish, 5 to 6c. per pound. No fish from the Potomac are on sale and will not be until the river is clear of Ice. The supply of oysters in the shell for the "V\ ashington market continues to come mainly from the lower portion of Chesa peake bay. Tltis morning the Norfolk line steamer brought up fifty-five barrels. About <><"> gallons of shucked oysters were also re ceived by the dealers here. Prices remain at high figures. The steamboat and tugboat owners who replaced the galvanized iron on the hulls of their boats during the freeze had much trouble in getting the work done. The ma nne railways could not be used and It was necessary either to run the vessels into shoal docks, where the falling tide would expose their hulls, or list them until the broken metal was exposed and the work men could get at it. This latter expedient had to be adopted with the little steamer r.stelle Randal). The metal on her hull just below the water line had been torn olT by the ice. and in order to get at the break she was listed until her guards on one side were under water, and even then the men had to work with their hands in the icy flood. General News of the Port. The merchants of Alexandria formerly had a big trade with the part of the District of Columbia and Maryland opposite Alex andria, 'when ? a small steam ferry boat made frequent trips to and fro. The shoal ing of the channel through the flats put a stop to the ferry, but an effort Is to be made to have Congress authorize the dredg ing of the channel. The ferry will then be established, whereby it is expected the trade will be brought back to the Virginia city. There have been but few wild ducks and geese on the Potomac this season, and the hunters of such game have had but little success. Ordinarily when ice covers the creeks the ducks are driven to the open spots in the river to feed, but so far this season but few have been seen, and these only in scattering bunches. The warm weather and light rains of the past forty-eight hours has softened the ice on the river somewhat on the top, but un derneath it is still as hard as ever. A con tinuation of the warmer weather for a day or two longer will cause the ice to decay, and it will then interfere but little with the movements of the steamers. Unless freez ing weather comes it is expected there will be a general resumption of navigation. Work is being pushed on the large steam launch Runaway belonging to Joseph Moore of Alexandria, and it is understood she will be put upon a route between this city and Alexandria in a few weeks for the conven ience of the workmen at the Washington navy yard and others. The handsome steam yacht Ed. King, which has been lying at the 10th street wharf of the American Ice Company throughout the winter, has for Its figure head the carved figure of an old Norse king. The figure is about six feet long. At one lime nearly every vessel had a figurehead at its bow, but they are now a rarity. The lugs towing the light Standard Oil Company barges, bound from tills city to Baltimore, succeeded. It is stated, in getting through the ice and out of the river yester day. The tug James O. Carter, as soon as the marine railway here can be worked, will haul out for an overhauling of her hull and for caulking. The big marine railway at Alexandria Is being put in order for a busy season, to begin as soon as the ice leaves the river and the railway can be worked. Several large vessels have arranged to be hauled out as soon as possible for repair work to their hulls. Pinehurst?Away From Northern Cold. Clear, sunny days in the long-leaf pine region. Reached by Southern railway. Booklets and information at 705 15th street or on application to S. H. Hardwick, G. P. A., Washington, D. C.?Advt. Loses Handbag and Contents. Mrs. A. J. Hughes, whose home Is at 501 Stanton place, was robbed by a colored highwayman last night about 10 o'clock. She was passing the corner of 3d and H streets northwest when a colored man wearing a light coat and derby hat ap proached and grabbed her handbag. In the handbag she had a pair of spectacles worth $12, a card case, some car tickets and $2 in change. The man appeared so sud denly that Mrs. Hughes had nothing to warn her of his intentions. She started In pursuit of him and called for help. Nobody responded in time to apprehend the robber, and he succeeded in getting away. De tective Flather investigated the case and got a description of the colored man from Mrs. Hughes. Branch Office, Vt Ave. and I St. Advertisements are received at The Star's branch office, King's drug store, corner Ver mont avenue and I street, at regular rates No charge for messenger. Fire Causes Loss of 91,000. A local alarm called an engine company to 1022 14th street northwest about 6:30 o'clock last night, where fire had started in the office and laboratory of Dr. William Donnelly. A short time after the local alarm was sounded a regular alarm was turned in. Several additional companies of the department responded and In a short time the firemen had the blaze under con trol. The fire occurred on the second floor and the water flooded the floor below Smoke did some damage on the upper floor The police estimated the damage to the building and contents at about $1,000. Mrs Hilliard of New York owns the building. Butter That Always Tastes Good. That's proof of the purity of Shuffle's Spe cial Elgin Creamery. 5-lb boxes. 320 Cen ter market, B st. wing. 'Phone M. 3826 ? Advertisement. Branch Society Meets. The Blavatsky Branch of the Theosoph ical Society held Its regular meeting last evening at its hall, 1110 F street. The sub ject for discussion was "Duality in Na ture." Several papers treating the subject fully were read by members. Many visit ors present joined in the discussion. The meeting was opened by Miss Ada Louise Townsend with a recital on the piano. Alleged Violation cf Law. Charles E. Nelson, a grocer in business at 701 I street southeast, was named as a de fendant In the Police Court this morning on a charge of violating the weights and measure law. Hearing of the ease was postponed until Tuesday of next week, and Nelson left ?25 as security for his appear ance. The warrant against him alleges that a pair of spring scales used at his store did not conform with the standard scales used by the sealer of weight* and measures. OK TOUR OF INSPECTION. Excise Board Defers Action Temporari ly on Club Applications for License. The members of the District excise board had intended to begin today the considera tion of applications for liquor licenses pre sented by the clubs, but it was decided this morning to defer action on the applications until after next Monday. The purpose of this postponement, it is stated, is to allow the members of the board time in which to make a personal investigation of ciub or ganizations In the city. The members will start tomorrow morning on the tour of in vestigation. The excise board has as yet received no written protest from any club against the enforcement of the new rule relative to the hours within which the organizations may dispense liquors. There seems to be i? organized opposition to the restrictions, and it is believed that all will acquiesce in the new order of the excise board. Members and officers of several prominent clubs in the city have asked the board for specific information relative to the new order, stat ing that they wish to change the rules of their clubs to conform to the restrictions decided upon by the excise board. Economy in Batter Baying. Buy your butter of D. William Oyster, 340 Center mkt.. Western and West End mkts. Choice Elgin Creamery Butter only 30c. lb.? Advertisement. Attempted Bobbery. Mrs. C. H. Pickens, who lives at 210 Kentucky avenue southeast, has informed the police that about 0 o'clock last night, between her home and Lincoln Park, she was assaulted by a colored man. She was hurrying toward her home when the col ored man suddenly grabbed her by the feet and threw her upon the sidewalk. A call for help was made and the footpad went away without trying to rob his Wctim. He ran through an alley in the direction of 13th street and escaped. Detective Weedon is investigating the af fair. He learned this morning that the street lamp at the mouth of the alley on 13th street was not lighted last night. It is thought the light may have been ex tinguished by the colored man, who pos sibly awaited an opportunity to knock down and rob a pedestrian in the dark ness. Mrs. Pickins described the man who assailed her, and said he wore a brown coat and slouch hat. All N. Autb Provision Co.'s Sausages are made of purest spices and little pigs. Try their delicious Green, Bock, Celery, Vienna and Frankfurter Sausages and Pork Puddings. All meats home-dressed. Sales rooms, tEK-29 D s.w. and all markets.?Advt. Funeral of Henry B. Woodend. The funeral of Henry B. Woodend, who had been a resident of Washington for more than a quarter of a century, was held late Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, 1212 D street northeast. The In terment was made in Congressional ceme tery. The services at the house and at the grave were conducted by Rev. David Blakemore, pastor of the Epworth M. E. Chiurch South. The pallbearers were members of the Confederate Veterans' As sociation. Mr. Woodend was born in Portsmouth. Va., January 27, 1834, and was a son of the late William R. Woodend. He entered the confederate army in 1801, and remain ed until the close of the war. He was a member of Company A. 32d Virginia Regi ment, in Pickett's division. Shortly after the close of the war Mr. Woodend engaged in business in Washing ton as a contractor and builder, and fol lowed that business until a few years ago, when he retired on account of 111 health. He leaves a widow and four sons, all of whom live In this city. V. Baldwin Johnson's New Coal Office, G12 0th st. Persons unable to get telephone connection with my offices by reason of be ing told by "Central" that wire is "busy" will confer great favor by promptly report ing same.?Advt. Steamer Kent to Be Repaired. The Randall line steamer Kent, which has been lying at an Alexandria wharf dur ing the winter because no room could be found for her at the wharves here, will be hauled out on a marine railway as soon as possible In order to have repairs made to her hull, which was damaged running in .ice early in December. The Kent will be put In order to take the place of the steam er Estelle Randall on the Glymont route while the latter boat is receiving an over hauling after her hard battle with the heavy ice duilng the past month. The present freeze, rivermen say, is the longest and hardest that has occurred on the Potomac since 1803, when ice covered the river for several veeka. $1.25 To Baltimore and Return. $1.25 Via Pennsylvania Railroad. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday limited for return to last train leaving Baltimore Sunday night; good on all trains except the Congressional' Limited.?Advt. 9 Extension of Albemarle Street. The Commissioners today recommended to Congress the passage of a bill provid ing for the extension of Albemarle street between Connecticut avenue and Broad Branch road. The cost of the land to be condemned for this Improvement is esti mated at $300. All other land necessary for the extension has been dedicated to the District without cost. The bill provides for exemption from assessments for benefits against remaining portions of land adjoining the tracts dedi cated. The Commissioners in their report on the bill state that while they believe that the fact that dedications have been I made by the owners of adjacent property should be taken into consideration by the jury Is assessing benefits, yet they do not I btlieve that a specific exemption should be made In the bill, for the reason that the benefits to be derived from the opening of the street might be larger than the value of the ground dedicated. For brain-fag, a cup of Armour's Vigoral very hot. Served everywhere. Sold in bot tles by druggists and grocers.?Advt. Nineteenth Annual Entertainment. The nineteenth annual entertainment of the Master Painters and Decorators' Asso ciation was given last night at Freund's The feature of the evening was the presen tation of a silver tea set and tray to the president of the association, A. H. Mc Ghan, the presentation being made by T. A. Brown. Mr. McGhan appropriately ac knowledged the gift. C. Macnichol was also presented with a fountain pen. The music was furnished by Prof. Koes ter's orchestra, in addition to which there were solos by Miss Loreita Reiner, the Misses McGhan and Master Raymond Coomes, Mr. John Convery of Baltimore made a very happy speech. The following guests from Baltimore were present: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Baker Mr. and Mrs. John R. Convery. Mr and Mrs Fred Museman, Mt. and Mrs. William Sclilndler, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Scott Mr and Mrs. W. B. Dunecke. Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hoffman, Mr ^,"r8- C?re"c? Phe'Ps. Messrs. Thomas Williams, C. E. Saylor, Fred Schindler F^nkPf,ttz'.M' H Rlley and Joh" Wilson! The following members of the local or ganization, with the ladles mentioned were present: Mr? and Mrs. A. H. McGhan. Mr and Mrs. H. C. Holther, Mr. and Mrs C Macnichol, Mr. and Mrs. W. M Cleland Mr. and Mrs. George Plitt, Mr. and Mrs' H. P. Amos, Mr. and Mrs. George Russell Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hilbert, Mr. and Mrs' C. A. Nubeck, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hobson' Mr. and Mrs. George Markward, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coomes and son, Mr. and Mrs Hugh Rellley, T. A. Brown, Miss Bessie Brown, Mrs. Greenfield, Mrs. O'Nell R Farr, R. Farr, jr., B. Macnichol, W. M Machnichol, Mrs. Reiner, Miss L,. Reiner Jesse Mann, J. C. Murray, Smith, Ruper tus and W. Mercer. Entire Floor for Rent. The second floor of the annex of The Evening Star building may be rented as a whole or in part at reasonable rates; sise, 60x100 feet; subdivided into ten office rooms, well lighted and heated. Apply at The Star ALEXANDRIA * AFFAIRS DANIEL HARRIS FIIBD AND .IM PRISONED FOR ASSAULT. Convicted of Shooting Bernard Robin son in the Arm?Plea Was Self-Defense* ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 22, 1904. Daniel G. Harris, who states that he is a native of Alleghany county, Va., was found guilty in the corporation court yesterday afternoon of committing an assault upon Bernard Robinson with a pistol, and was fined $5 and sentenced to a term of six months in the city Jail. Harris was repre sented by Attorneys Walter U. Varr.ey and J. R. Caton, jr., and the prosecution was conducted by Commonwealth Attorney Brent. Robinson was shot in the left arm nearly two weeks ago In front of William Wade's saloon, at the corner of Columbus and Wolfe streets. He was not present at the trial, and the police did not know of bis whereabouts. In his owit-behilf the pris oner stated that he discharged Ills pistol at Robinson in self-defense. He said the lat ter was making for him with a knife when he fired, and he disclaimed the intention of even injuring the other man. His purpose was, he siid, to deter him from advancing any further with the knife. Dr. M. D. Delaney, who dress;d Robin son's wounds, said that the injured niau tried to make it appear that the shooting was accidental. Death o'f Aged Resident. Samuel N. .Garwood of this city died at an early hour this morning at his residence, 1002 King straet. The deceased, who was in the eighty-fourth year of his age, was a native of New Jersey, but had long been a resident of this city. Two daughters sur vive him. The arrangements for the fu neral will be made later. General and Personal. William Nugent, who is employed as a brakeman on the Washington Southern rail way, was severely injured yesterday by fail ing from the top of a freight car in the local yards. He was taken to his home, where he was attended by Dr. W. M. Smith. In the corporation court yesterday, with Judge Louis C. Barley presiding, the fol lowing business was transacted: T.' 8. Taliaferro agt. Reuben Johnston et al., a final decree was entered; Mildred Brown et al. agt. Mahala Cook, a decree for sale was entered; H. N. Garner qualified as a notary public. Miss Tillie May Allen, daughter of Officer Allen, and Mr. Johnson Hansborough were quietly married yesterday afternoon hy Rev. J. P. Stump of the M. E. Church South. Announcement Is made of the coming wedding of Mr. John W. Avery, formerly of this city, and Miss Mary Howard Walthall, which is to take place the 27th instant in Richmond. Governor Warfield of Maryland has been ir.vlted by a special committee of the Wash ington Birthday Association to attend the celebration in this city, February 22, in honor of the birth of G?neral Washington. It is probable that he will attend. Why Wait for a Slow Printer When you can get our superior service at same price? Byron S. Adams, Printer, 512 11th street.?Advt. Philosophical Society Election. At the meeting of the Society for Philo sophical Inquiry at the Columbian Univer sity Tuesday William M. Coleman read an Interesting paper on "Nominalism and Real ism." The ensuing discussion was par ticipated in by Dr. K.. -Macbride Sterrett, Mr. Hyland C. Kirk, Mr. Bdward S. Steele and Mr. Coleman. At the annual meeting for the election of officers, held recently, the officers for the year 1SKM were re-elected as follows: President, Dr. J. Macbride Ster rett; recording secretary, Dr. Edward Far quhar; corresponding secretary amd treas urer, Mr. Kepler Hoyt. Speaking of Delicious Butter naturally suggests "Four-Leaf * Clover" Creamery Butter. Sold by Jas. F. Oyster, 9th and Pa. ave. 6-lb. boxes a specialty.? Advertisement. Transfer of Trains at Shepherd's Dis continued. It Is stated that the transfer of freight trains between Alexandria and Shepherd's Landing, D. C., has been discontinued and may not be resumed, as the crews of both the night and day shifts have been laid off. The reason assigned for the withdrawal is the heavy ice In the river, but the barge had laeen able to make almost all her regu lar trips. The trains of the Baltimore and Ohio railway, which were formerly trans ferred at Shepherd's to Alexandria, are now sent south over the Long bridge, and this new traffic arrangement makes the railway ferry unnecessary. The railway ferry has been in continuous service for over a quar ter of a century. To Increase Your Income deposit your surplus funds with banking da* partment of Union Trust & Storage Co., 1414 F st.. and draw 2 per cent interest thereon. ?Advertisement. Fire Record for December. Chief Engineer William T. Belt of the fire department today forwarded the report of the operations of the fire department for the month of December, 1003. During the month there was a loss of $8,567, occasioned by 111 fires. The total insurance for the month was a fraction over 4',i per cent of the total Insurance, $185,500, on the property. Chief Belt reports further that 525 mer cantile houses, including theaters, hotels, etc., were inspected during the month, and in all but a few cases, he states, were found to be In good order regarding their better protection against fire. For Violating the Milk Law. Separate charges were filed in the District branch of the Police Court today against five milk dealers alleging that milk which they sold and offered for sale at the re spective places of business recently failed to come up to the standard required by law. Margaret D. Walton, in business at the corner of 1st and E streets northeast; Frank B. Blackford, corner of 2d and D streets northwest, and ArUe B. Wlllard each appeared In court to ajiswer to the charge. Judge Kimball upon hearing the facts decided that they had been sustained and imposed a fine of $5 on each. The fines were paid. Burnett T. Trueworthy, 603 D street northwest, and L. M. Sinshelmer, 631 F street northwest, each toak the alterna tive and forfeited $5 collateral. Dyspepsia Don't think you can cure your dyspepsia in any other way than by strengthening and toning your stomach. That is weak and incapable of performing its functions, probably because you have imposed upon it in one way or another over and over again. You should take Hood's Sarsaparilla It strengthens and tones the stomach, and per manently cures dyspepsia and all stomach troubles. Accept no substitute. Expertness in Mattress Making and Renovating. Perhaps yon have an old mattress that con tains valuable hair. Our experts will renovate It thoroughly, replacing every ounce of hair, and make a soft, comfortable, resilient, even ly made mattreaa, at small cost. We make new mattresses, too. L. T. JONES, SKE" JaS-3m,10 GASOLINE EXPLODES. Exciting Blaze in a Tailor Shop the Besult. The explosion of a small quantity of gas oline In the tailor shop of James Kent, 9S2 18th street northwest, caused an exciting fire late yesterday afternoon. Clarence Eirtils of 016 21st street was in the place at the time the fire occurred. He called to get some garments that had been left there to be repaired and had Just put a $5 bill on the counter to pay for the work he had done. So suddenly did the fire start that he did not even have an opportunity to pick up his money. In order to escape being burned Ennis used a window as a place of exit, and cut his hand in getting out. The proprietor of the place remained in the shop trying to save his property until he received slight burns about his head. An alarm of fire turned in called out several companies of the fire department and the blaze was extinguished. Not more than $25 damage was done. Ennis was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where his injury was treated. V. Baldwin Johnson's New Coal Office, 612 9th st. Persons unable to get telephone connection with my offices by reason of be ing told by "Central" that wire is "busy" will confer great favor by promptly report ing same.?Advt. Masters and Pilots Elect Officers. The American Association of Masters and Pilots of Steam Vessels yesterday elected the following officers for the ensu ing year: John C. Silva, Boston, grand captain; H. C. McCallum, Detroit, grand first pilot; N. I. Cullum, Camden, N. J., grand second pilot; L. B. Dow, Brooklyn, grand purser and counsel; B. F. Perkins, Camden, N. J., grand captain's clerk. The association advocates tlie erection of a light house on the outer Diamond Shoals, off Cape Hatteras, and a committee was appointed to appear before Congress and urge favorable action on the bill making provision for it Expert Packers. Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co,, 920-022 E st.?Advt. Anacostia and Vicinity. Prank McLean, the sixteen-year-old lad who was arrested by Officer M. E. Ready of the Anacostia force in the freight yards near the river Sunday night as a fugitive from his parents, was returned to his home in Worcester, Mass., yesterday. His father, Duncan McLean, who was commu nicated with, came to the city to take charge of the boy. Patsey Bunday, colored, charged with the larceny of articles rrom one of the kitchens of St. Elizabeth's Asylum for the Insane, has obtained release from bondage, pending trial by jury, and is ill at her home, on Howard avenue, Hillsdale. Officer J. AV. McCormicfc yesterday Inves tigated the reported burglarizing of the Kltz residence, near the Hebrew cemetery, Congress Heights. The house is furnished, but is not occupied at present, and it was claimed that parties haa been heard inside the dwelling of nights. A member of the family accompanied the officer, and noth ing was found to be disturbed. $1.25 to Baltimore and Return, B and O. R. R., every Saturday and Sun day.?Advt. White Ribboners in Executive Session. The executive session of the W. C. T. U. of the District of Columbia was held Wed nesday at. 522 (Jth street northwest, the new building belonging to the organiza tion. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Clinton Smith. Miss Eirily Doherty read a letter from Miss C. L. Lloyd, the absent superintendent of literature, and presented 4,000 pledge cards just issued by that department. The W. C. T. U. exhibit for the St. Louis world's fair was spoken of, and the cdtre sponding secretary, Mrs. W. E. De Riemer, was asked to arrange for it. Mrs. Margaret Dye Ellis, national superintendent of legis lation, stated that Mrs. Stevens and Miss Gordon, president and vice president of the National Union, would lie in the city next week, and on motion of Mrs. Moore, presi dent of North Capitol Union, it was de cided to tender them a reception in the parlors of the W. C. T. U. the evening of January 28. Final plans were made for the quarterly convention to be held January 26 at Trinity M. E. Church, near Pennsylvania avenue on 5th street southeast. A feature of this meeting will be that the corresponding sec retary of each local union will report its work for the quarter. Mrs. T. H. Cusick was requested to secure a church for the evening of February 17, in which to hold a meeting In memory of the lift and char acter of Frances E. Wlllard. Mrs. L. D Clark spoke for the mothers' department, and Invited all present to re main to a meeting to be held that after noon. Mrs. D. P. Blaln discussed the pros pects of the Le Droit T, and said the Dis trict of Columbia intends to win the "Y banner" to be presented by the national convention to the state making the largest per cent of gain in membership during the year. The national convention will be held in Philadelphia, November next. Mrs. C?E. Emig made an appeal In be half of the work among soldiers and sail ors, and announced a number of meetings attended by them. The first Sunday in each month an afternoon meeting is held for soldiers and sailors In the parlors of the W. C. T. U. building. The president, Mrs. Smith, gave an ac count of a trip into Virginia, where she or ganized a union of thirteen members. To Prevent Fraudulent Sale*. The Commissioners, in a report for warded to Congress today, recommend favorable action on House resolution No 5007, to prevent the fraudulent sale of merchandise, in case certain minor amendments are made to the bill. Cherry Pectoral for the children. One dose at bedtime quiets their night coughs and prevents croup. Ask your doc tor. I.C.AyexCo. Lowell. Mass. J nis store has been sold We must vacate in about 3 weeks. HY not lay in a good supply of Socks while the Removal Sale Reductions hold throughout our entire stock? 75c., $1 and $1.50 Imported Fancy Socks 55c ? 75c. Fine Imported Cashmere Socks 48c' g SI and $1.25 Socks for '?5c g $1.50 Socks for 75^' | Philip T. Hull, F, .Cor. 13th. ? Ia22-20<1 1 ?wwmwiimim?>m?ti?tnHnnim?;?m?HninHnn>mimniinimnnimnniiii[mnmiiiii;aiini?iin -^-Beri Medicinal Nizza live oil, The best and purest Olive Oil ? easily as similated by delicate stomachs. Imported and sold only In 4-oz. bottles at ?SOLE DISTRIBUTER? ? Xaoder, ^ Quality House, 909 7th St. 'Phone E. 865. j "CORRECT FORM TAILORING." For the heat $25 Black Llama Thibet and Unfin ished Wonted Suitings In the house?tailoring to be absolutely satisfactory or you pay nothing. J. C. WINEMAN & CO., Know-how Tailors, 814 F at. de5-78t-U ALLEGED ASSAULT. Eugene Harding Accused of Slapping Mrs. Marie Lyman. The receipt of a message telling of an alleged serious assault, and possible murder, at 214 John Marshall place Interrupted tlje meeting of Captain Boardman's detective's at pollco headquarters this morning. Sev eral members of the force hurried to the address mentioned and saw a number of pedestrians gathered on the sidewalk. I'pon entering the house they were told that Mrs. Marie Lyman, forty years old, hid bfeen slapped and knocked down by Eugene Harding, s xty-five years old, who occupied a room in the big building. He was arrest ed and charged with assault, and Mrs. Ly man, who had been but slightly injured, was taken to the Emergency Hospital. The Kennedy-Gray Sale. Exhibition of the above goods at Sloan's Monday and Tuesday. See advt. for par ticulars.?Advt. Belief Association Election. At the annu.il meeting of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Mutual Relief As sociation the following officers were elect ed and installed for the year 1904: Frank W. Earner, president; Charles T. Smith, vice president; Clarence K. Young, record ing secretary; George H. Ripley, financial secretary, and Wm. F. Cliallice, treasurer. Executive committee?George E. Dant, chairman; E. L. Schrack, G. A. Freer, G. N. Jackson, C. W. Plaskett, J. E. Hall and R. H. Parker* Auditing committee?C. H. Randall, chairman; J. E. Borland and J. C. Newman. The association has been in existence ten months and has a membership of nearly 300. CITY ITEMS. Famous as a Table Beer. Nat. Cap. Brewing Co.'s "Muenchener" is unequaled as table beer. Renowned for purity. The only American beer brewed like Munich. 'Phone 222 for case. 2 doz., $1.23.lt Rudolph Simms, forty years old, was slightly scalded about the face last night while testing a steam pipe at Heurich's brewery. He walked to the Emergency Hospital and had his injury dressed. His home is at 488 L street southwest. The Need for "Old Braddock" Mary land Rye Is Most Exigent at this season. It's the surest preventive of colds and chills. Order It. Grocers, cafes, clubs. Jas. Clark Distilling Co., D. P. Mc Carthy. Mgr., (510 Pa. ave. 'Phone 1096. It Without Costing a Cent. F. S. Williams & Co. want every reader of The Evening Star who has been losing flesh or who is under normal weight to test Ml-o-na, the flesh-forming food, for a month at their risk. Those who try this treatment in accordance with the follow ing coupon offer do not risk a penny. ^ x COUPON. This coupon entitles any reader of | The Evening Star to have the pur chase price of Mi-o-na refunded in case it does not increase the weight and cure stomach troubles. We assume I all the risk, and Mi-o-na is absolutely free unless it gives satisfaction. F. S. Williams & Co.. cor. flth & F n.w. WE TAKE ALL RISK. As an evidence of good faith, fifty cents should he deposited with F. S. Williams & Co. when getting a box of Mi-o-na, and they will give a signed re<*eipt to refund the money if the treatment fails. Reversible Rugs Woven From Old carpets;drop postal. Nonpareil,421 6th s.e.lt* Wilson & Mayers, Auctioneers. Sale tomorrow, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., with in our double salesrooms, 1227 and 1229 G st. n.w.; household furnishings and miscel laneous articles. Come in. It James Butler, colored, thirty years old, living at 1203 Wylie street northeast, was knocked down by a cab in front of the White House last night and cut over his right eye. He was given surgical treat ment at the Emergency Hospital. Hotel Johnson Cafes. Large shipment of Cherrystone and Nor folk oysters received today for steaming, half shell, etc. They are par excellent. With our table d'hote dinner go choice oysters, Norfolk fish, game, etc. A la carte service a specialty. It Baker's Half-Pound Cans Cocoa, 20c.; Chocolate, 17c. cake; 1-lb. prints Best El gin Butter. 27c.; Renovated. 22c.; Pure Lard. 10c.; 4 cans Tomatoes, 2.1c.; Potatoes, $1.10 bu.; Prunes. 5c.; Evap. Peaches. 7Vic.; 10c. boxes and bottles Baking Powder. 5c. J. T. D. Pyles, 7 stores, Including 048 La. ave. Ja21-5t Rheumatism Positively Cured by Mus algum; gives immediate relief and perma nent cure. jal8-m,w,f,3t* The Ridenours Co. Antique Sale. To our friends, customers and the public: This beautiful stock of Antique Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Pictures, Sheffield and Old Dutch Silver, and a thousand or more beautiful pieces, to be sold, regardless of cost, to dissolve partnership. 1215 G st. jalG-7t AMUSEMENTS. IP> H D> IP Matinees, 10c. and 20c. -.ivnir u ir^. E?ngBt 10c 20c., 30c., 50c. MATINEE?. 2 P.M. DAII.Y. EVENINGS. 8 P.M. The Plausible American Comedy Drama, On the Stroke of Twelve. This coupon and | Next Week, 10 cents will admit I T . r-. . r any lady or child j In the ShaUOW OI to choice reserved , /? n seat nny afternoon the oStllOWS. this week. jal8-3t-15 JLELANB T. POWERS IN "Borrowed Spectacles," Monday, Jan. 25, 8 P.M. NATIONAL RIFLES' ARMORY. Tickets Now on Sale at Droop's Music House. ja2X-3t? Miss Wilsou announces MR. DAVID BISPHAM COLUMBIA. TCESDAY, JAN. 26. 4:30. Tickets. $1.50, $1.00, 75e.t now selling at T. Arthur Smith's, in Sanders & Staymau's. Jal3-llt.K> Mr. James Paxton Voorhees Will appear In his successful ACTING-MONOLOGUES, With the Best Musical and Other Tal?-nt. Carrolil Institute Hall, TENTH STREET NEAR K. SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 23, 1904, 8:15. Admission, 50c. Gallery, 25c. Tickets for sale at the Kiggs House News Stand, T. Arthur Smith's, 1327 F st., in Sanders & Stay man's, Kenner's. cor. Q and 17th, and at hall. Jal8-6t*-l4 The People'a Popular Playiioo** TONIGHT AND ALL THIS WEEK, The Big Spectacular, Farcical Review, McFADDEN'S ROW OF FLATS. GORGEOUS, STARTLING, SUPERB, DAZZLING. Mats Tues., Thurs. ?'? Sat. fsual Prices. Next W_?ek?THE WHITE SLAVE. jal8-5t-15 POLITE VAUDEVILLE. Daily Mat., 25c.; Eves., 25c. and 50c. FREDERIC BOND AND COMPANY, In his Great est Role, "MY AWFUL DAD." Poettlnger'a Swed ish Ladles' Quintet. Edwin Latell, merry mono logue music. Gardner and Vincent, In "An Idyl of the Links." The Fred GUlet Trio. C. W. Little ?fleld. The Famous Dancing Pass parts. Great Train Robbtry Motion Pictures. ? Next Week?Davls-Macauley Co., Raymond and Caverly, etc. JalMt-JD AMUSEMENTS. 'S, AIX THIS WEEK. MATINEE DAILY. * The Bohemian Bortesquers PRESENTING HarTey Parker, the Little Demon W reader, who will moot all rotners and forfeit $25 to anyone h? cannut threw In IS minutes. Next W?k-THl KAY FOSTER. jsl8 5t-15 COLUMBIA| TONIGHT AT 8:13 MATINKK SATURDAY. F Z1BGFELD. JR.. 1* RES FATS Direct froui the I^yrie Theater, New York* Grace Van StMddifoird In D? Koven's Latest Comic Opera, Red Feather. The original magnificent production In Ita entirety. NEXT WEEK SEATS NOW SELLING FOB Lawrence D'Orsay And the Caat seen All I>ast Winter and Summer In New York in Earl of Pawttocket. By Augustus Thomas. Management Kirke La Shells. Seat Sale Moo day. OPERATIC FESTIVAL. ONE WEEK, BEGINNING FEB. 1. By HENBY W. SAVAUE'8 Famous EKGLISH G8A5S1 OPERA 6?, AND FL'LL GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA ^ T Largest and l>e?t English Opera Company | In the world. } THIS BRILLIANT REPERTOIRE: Mon. First tiiiio here r^wL^ll -v Eve. In English. UthcIlO. Tuesday Evening f,rn,?n Thursday Matinee l^axnidl. Wednesday Evening T Saturday Matinee LOIlCngrin. II Trovatore. Frl. First time here -p Eve. in English. I OSCJL IVeningy Bohemian Girl. Ja21 71(1 Tonight at 8:1*. Mat. Saturday at 2. The only theater In Washington offering exclu sively American and foreign stars of the first rank. MA RIB TEMPEST And Her London Company, Incluu!ng Leonard Boyime And GILBERT HARE, In The Marriage of Kitty. NEXT WEEK?SEATS NOW ON SALE. CHARLES B DILLINGHAM PRESENTS Maxioe Elliott In the CLYDE FITCH Comedy. Bier Own Way. 3?20-tf-r!0 [LAltF^ETini OPERA nous a. TONIGHT AND ALL THIS WEEK. i Broadhurst & Currle Present Mats. Wednesday I THE NEW Ml SIC A L, 4 Saturday. EXTRAVAGANZA. BEST SEATS. Eves., Good Seats, 25 & 50c, All Reserved. Box office opens S| 6:30. Tel. 1830. BUSTER 60 people IN TUB COMPANY. Next Week?"THE SHOW GIRL." Jal8 5t.20 EXCURSIONS, ETC. FMOrfoSk <& Washington SteamIboat Company. Every day In the year from foot of 7th at, : for Fo- *? Monroe, Norfolk, Newport News ana. all points south by the superb, powerful steel' palace steamers "Newport News," "Norfolk** and "Washington." Lv. Washington..6:30 pnnLv. Portsmouth. .B:00 pm Lv. Alexandria.. .7:00 p*n1 Lv. Norfolk 6:00 pm Ar. Fort Monroe.7:00 ami Lv. Fort Monroe.7:00 pm Ar. Norfolk 8:00 ami Ar. Alexandria.. .0:30 szn Ar. Portsmouth. .8:30 ami Ar. Washington ..7:00 mm ICTThrough connectlona made at Norfolk with steamers of Old Dominion Steamship Oo. for New York and Merchants and Miner** steamships for Boston. fTZTFor further Information apply at general ticket office. Bond building, 14th and N. T. ave. (telep..one Main 2290), or 7th st. wharf (telephones Main 749 and 750). JNO. CALLAHAN. General Manager. de28-tf W. H. CALLAHAN. Gen. Pas*. Agt. Arlington, Myer, Falls Church. FBOM AQUEDUCT BRIDGE HALF HOURLY. Je23-tf-5 POTOMAC RIVER BOATS. E. S. RANDALL. POTOMAC RIVER LINK OO. STEAMER FOR RIVER LANDINGS, owing t. the heavy Ice, has been DISCONTINUED until further notice. UNITED STATES MAIL ROUTE. WASHINGTON, D. C., TO GLYMO.NT. MO, and intermediate landings. The STEAMER ESTELLE RANDALL-Dally, sr cept fiuuday, ? a.m. Returning al>out 4:30 p.m. Passenger accommodations first-class. Freight ceived until within a half hour of sailing. E. S. RANDALL, Manager, 'phone 17C5. QEOu O. CARPINTER. General Agent, Wasblnfta*. 'phone 17(?. WM. M. REARDON. Agent. Alea* andria, 'phone 50. an3-tf, WKKMS STEAMBOAT CO.-SCHEDULE OW Weeins liue steamers discontinued until further notice on account of ice In the river. Ja7-tf STEPHENSON & BRO., Agents. OCEAN TRAVEL. Hamburg-American Line. Weekly Twin Screw Service. FOR PLYMOUTH, CHERBOURG, HAMBURG. Pretoria Jan. 23 ! Belgravia Feb. ? Waldersee Jan. 30 | *Bluecher Feb. U ?Has grill room and gymnasium on board. lEIiTERRAIEM SETOSE NEW YORK-NAPLES?GENOA. By Superb New Twin Screw Steamers. Pr. Oakar Feb. ? Phoenicia Mar. IT P. Adelbert Mar. 23 ?A. Victoria Feb. 2 P. Adalbert Feb. 4 Palatla Feb. 16 FIRST CABIN. $50, $60, $75, UPWARD. According to Steamer. ?Via Gibraltar and Algiers. , HAM BURG-AMERICAN LINE. 37 B WAY. N. ?. E. F. DROOP it SONS. 820 Pa. ay*. Jal8-tf-23 | AMERICAN LINE. PLYMOUTH?CHERBOURG?SOUTHAMPTON. PHILADELPHIA?QUEEN8TOWN?LIVER I*OOL. ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINE NEW YORK- LONDON DIRECT. RED STAR LINE. NEW YOlt K?ANTWERP?PARiS. WHITE STAR LINE. NEW YORK?Ql'EENSTOWN-LIVERPOOL. BOSTON ?QUE EN STOW N - -LIYEKPOOL. Boston- MEDITERRANEAN-SerT?"*> AZORES- GIBRALTAR?NAPLES-GENOA. DAVID LINDSAY, Passenger Agent, ; 1HJK1 F St., Washington, D. C. jylto22mh,luc-19 FRENCH LINE. COMI'AGNIE GENERALE TRAN8ATLANTIQU*. Direct Line to Havre?Paris (Prance). Sailing every Thursday at 10 a.m. From Pier No. 41!, North River, foot Morton st.N.Y. ?La Tonralne. .. .Jrn. 2R La Bretagce Feb. IB La Champagne.. . . Feb. 4. "La Tonralne Feb. M La Lorraine Feb. ll'La Champagne. .March 9 ?Twin-screw Steamer. General Agencv, 32 Broadway, New York. GEORGE W. MOSS, mhl-624t-14 1411 G ST. N.W. NORTH GERMAN LLOYD Fast Express Service, PLYMOUTH?CH ERBOURG?BREM EN. K. Wm. II.Jan.2tJ, 10 ai-ai K. Wm. II.Mar. IB, 5 am Kaiser... .Feb. 9, 10 sm 1 Kronprinx..Mar. 22,8 am Kronprinz.Feb. 23, 10 ami Kaiser.. .Mar. 29. 10 am Kaiser Mar. 5, lOamjK. Wm. II..Apr.l2, 1 pm Twin-Screw Passenger Service. BREMEN DIRECT. Frankfurt..Feb. 2, 10 am.'Bremen..Mar. 17. 10 am Main Mar. 24. 10 am P. Alice... .Apr. 5. 10 sua ~P.itrWussa.Apl. 7. 10 sm Main Feb. 16. 10 am Neckar.... Mar. 6, 10 am Rheln Mar. 10, 10 am ?Calls st Plymouth snd Cherbourg. Mediterranean Service. GIBRALTAR?NAPLES?GENOA. P. Irepe.. .Jan. 23. 11 sm Neckar...Jan. 30, 11 am HohfeiuoL.Feb. 13. 11 am Lahn Feb. 20. 11 sm P. Irene..Feb. 27. 11 am K. Lulse Mar. ]?, 11 Ui Hozollern.Msr. 19. 11 ala Lahn Mar. 28, 11 ?uu..... A- cu. *v, ?i Mill liNUii aior. ?v, ** ?? OELRIOl S * CO., NO. 5 BROADWAY, N. T, Apply to E. F. DBOOP, 925 Ps. st*.. fe8-624t-29 Agent for Washington.