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KLLING OF LINCOLN
Assassination Occurred Forty Years Ago Today. DAY WAS ALSO FRIDAY NO PUBLIC EXERCISES OF EVENT IN THIS CITY. Story of the Event a Familiar One Memorial to Martyred President Building Where He Died. President Abraham Lincoln was assassi nated at Ford's Theater forty years ago today. This is the first time for many years the anniverrary has occurred on Friday, the day of the week on which the crime was committed. While there are many different forms of observance of the birthday of the martyred l'resilent, as far as could be learned today there will be no exercises of any character to mark this anniversary from other days. The month of April is im portant in the history of the United States, many events of vital significance having taken ilace during this particular division of the year. 1Both the revolution and the civil war began during the month, and the civil war closed and the assassination of President Lincoln occurred also in April. Of the great events with the memory of which the month is associated Lexington day, the 19ith, and Lincoln day, the 14th, are probably the most important. The first named date is always celebrated by one or the other, and sometimes all, of the patri otic societies, but Lincoln day is rarely ever observed, in this city, at least. The story of the assassination of the great war President is familiar to every one, from the oldest citizen who remembers clearly the exciting events about Easter, 1865, to the school children who have just advanced to the study of American history. All know how the President attended the perform:nce of Laura Keene in "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater on the night of April 14, Good Friday, and how, during the intermission between the acts John Wilkes Booth stole into the Presi dent's box and shot him in the head. The excitement which followed was un like anything of the kind that has ever occurred in the history of the country. The calamity that had fallen on the coun try seemed almost as great as that which followed the firing on'Forst Sumter. Military Took Charge. The military immediately took charge of the city, and swift measures were taken to bring the assassin to justice. Of his es cape and pursuit and final death history shows clearly, but of the eight hours the President lived after he received the fatal wound there are few who know clearly. The President was carried out of the thea ter by members of his party and others who had volunteered for the service. When the party reached the sidewalk they were at loss where to go. On the side of the street where the theater was located there were a number of saloons, all of which were in full blast, and on the other side was a row of residences, which were dark. A young man living on the top floor of the house numbered 516, almost directly op posite the theater, heard the commotion in the street and opened the' window. He asked someone in the street what had happened, and on learning ran down stairs to the front door. He opened the front door just as the bearers of the un conscious president reached the middle of the street. and seeing the open door, direct ed their steps toward the house and carried the wounded man into a small room just in the rear of the front hall. Here there was found a bed, on which the President was placed, and where he remained un til he died. This room is preserved in its original state, and forms part of a Lincoln museum into which the hou.ie has been con verted. The furniture that was in the room at the time of Lincoln's death was sold before the present occurant of the house, Capt. O. H. Oldroyd, took charge. Captain Oldroyd spent many years in col lecting relics and articles relating to the martyred President. and he now has a col lection of over 3.00 articles in the house. The house was purchased by the govern ment a few years ago. and Captain Old royd is permitted to charge a small ad mission fee to those who would view the premises. Four Persons Living. There are but four persons living who were at the bedside of President Lincoln when he died, a few minutes after 7 o'clock on the morning of April 15. These are Sec retary John Hay, who was one of the Pres ident's private secretaries; Col. Robert T. Lincoln, the President's oldest son; Dr. Leal of New Yora. who was a surgeon in the army at the time, and Mr. H. S. Saf ford of Springfield. Mass. All of the dis tinguished group about the bedside, Includ ing Secretary Stanton, Benator Sumner and many others, have passed away. Mr. Saf ford was an emloye of the ordnance de paritment of the army and lived at the house, He is at present living in Spgjng field, Mass., and in describing the scenes at the time of the President's assassination and death said: "About 10 o'clock, hearing an unusual commotion in front of the house where I was. 1 went to the window and saw the auadience pouring out of the theater, panic stricken. When the bearers of the Presi dent had brought him nearly across the street some one said 'Where can we take him?' There was no response, and I shouted 'Bring him in here.' The President was carried into thle house, where he died. "Whoever said anything reflecting~ upon Mrs. Lincoln's love for her husband'would not have done so had he witnessed the scenes of that night. She was detained at the theater after the President was taken out, on account of her nervous condition, and when she reached the house she cried frantically: 'Where is my dear husband? Where is he; where is he?' Though Mrs. Lincoln had promised to be calm while in the room, she gave way to her anguish and was dragged from the bedside of the sinking P'resident by main force. "That night many of the most famous men in the country passed in and out of the small chamber in which Lincoln lay dy ing. Graphic pictures have been drawn of the deathhed scene surrounded by a group of notables. There were, however, only a few prcsent, those of greatest prominence being Charles Sumner. Schuyler Colfax, At torney General Speed, Hugh McCullough, Secretary Stanton, Postmaster Generas Dennison. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, anid Lincoln's' son Robert, then a beardless youth. Mr. Safford has several interesting sou venirs. One is a piece of white lace torn from Mrs. Lincoln's scarf. Another is a lck of the President's hair cut from about the wound. The most treasured relic is onc of the two-cent pieces placed upon the President's eyes to close them. Mr. Safford said that relic hunters became so trouble some that the owner of the liouse in which P'resident Lincoln died was obliged to charge a small admission fee to protect himself. and that in spite of the utmost care the carpet and the furniture of the room were literally hacked to pieces by patrii:tic vandals. Latest Papal Ordinance. ROME. April 14.-According to the latest papal ordinance, all vicars general and capitular vicars are elevated to the rank of apostolic titular prothonotales. The promo tion also change. the prelates' robes. SEasy t'o quit COFFEE when you have well-made POSTUM and the change for 10 days work* wonders. $32 ANKL All of th received I clean, fres -most "tal "PICCADILLY" elled. Stylish without being extreme. This plain lace style, in m Oxford with medium trimmed sole is just the , shoe for a conservative dresser. greatest 1 One of the successes of the sea- shown in son. Made of Imported Patent-Leather means an Regal 0 $ 50 bulge! T Oxford las Oxfords a have beer ordinary I A separ, special Ox known th -_____/_Stores " CUSTOM" in all Reproduction of an ex- the pensive custom-made model, attractive without Principal being extreme. 'roper for business or outing wear. A Ivery popular shoe, made in Rus set, Black King Calf and Kid. Lagley Children's will save you 5c. to 8c. lb. on butter and 2c. to 5c. dozen on eggs. 9 eggs. $5000 Best Elgin Creamery % .4 Trimmed Hlats 94TO' for Women By 4 -In large variety of styles y4 -worth $7.5o-for tomor .4 row's sale. LB. 4 Patent Leather Hats. 04 The Pateirt Leather Hat is C. the very latest for Misses and SChildren ; very chic and neat in There is absolutely no reason why you '4 appearance should pay s5c. and 880. lb. for butter when we are selling 25 to $5.00. the fir.est Elgin Cream- '4 ery in America at. 30c lb. Children's Tuscan with 4 satin strip through tat, in a n t e4 l i g h t b l u e , p i n k a n d .4 Tuscan shades. DOZ Children's White Eas d.. It is a splendid assortment eribbon trimmed. Net dresses a Strictly Fresh Guar- trimmed effects from 6 months1 anteed Eggs-every egg tesed before it leaves 4 Children's Coats. l our 1cdz oeI sta.s tic o.e of the pret- tfui -a"" ietcloth styles, in style: 4deep collar; braid As My ries t4 trim m ed ; sizes 2 to b nribbt the Bname r and Eg Meli, ast ,b nihtb igsabkhiet women Dese,wot O RET e Aetn BEATIheDr.essmakers' teretan Protetv sscatNignht bydiscse with..4 cniu tmro. hsse itste.ses resentedg8aofdresses,rinoallksty, nate the efohnapess, divtee lastd ebuh heedessali night byess eliaehWit.t oe phracia eemonstratomn ond thort aomnd, n rcs fat women and skinny women, on whom the harness was tried. These experiments,C it is claimed, so transformed some of the women that it is said even their hus- . h e tlsfryugg bands would not recognize them. . Four sessions of the convention were held lt n ac fet;alln today and there will be three sessions to- szs8t 4yas ot 6 morrow. . Alleged Overpayment of Personal . Taxes. . The National Safe Deposit, Savings and ageanst the District of Columbia to recover . $3,319.77, alleged to have been -overpaid on 3'S UI'IIIV i gsg a personal tax assessment. It is explained_______ that on May 7. 1902, the complainant paidwokdntoegeadbilrThmtl the District $1,411.77 as the first half of all o e ulwsas eardweeI a taxes due by the company for the yearbenruhdubyieuigtewne. beginning January 1, 1902. August 13, 1902,anhehulasbnpitd.Teant it is contended, the District demanded the igaddcrto ftehueo h ii further payment of $7,9%i0.39 as personal ln ilb opee fe h osit tax for the year beginning January 1, 19 srvceagin although one-half of the tax for that year had already been paid by the trust com- RvvlI h hrhs pany. This amount, according to the corn- Rprsnaieofhecuhe iNe plainant, was paid under duress May 29, 1903l, to avoid seizure or the sale of prop- Yr iyhv ugse htStra erty, which was threatened by the District,Api ,beoerdasaayofstn the complainant having no remedy to pre- adpae o eia ntecuce vent it. Attorneys A. B. Browne and George truhu h ntdSae.I epn E. Hamilton represent the complainant,. ihtesgetonameighsbe Temporary Restraining Order. inLtePlcMmoalCuh,Toa Justice Stafford, in Equity Court No. 2, ice today signed a temporary restraining order odMuerTi. agaInst the commissioners of the District of Columbia to prevent them, until final Tescn ra fWlimW aitn hearing of the cause, from selling for al- clrd nitdfrtemre fLzi leged delinquency in the payment of taxes,LyabycoighrJn20 4ha certain real estate belonging to the Society be e o etMna nCiia or of Perpetual Adoration. The property re-No1.Athclmxftefrstia ferred to consists of sub lots 34 to 38, squareHaitnwscvcedbuJutc ul 203.grneamoinfranwtiloth Vigilant Nearly Bed wihorls Sfthervenmitsefte.e The harbor police boat Vigilant, which hastwfuldyprrtoheketetia been en the marine railway at Bennett's bgn boatyard for the past week, receiving a general overhauling of hull and machinewi,ry;erWahgoma ed will be put overboard late this afternoon at JnH yn gdffytre ido high water and will be ready to go intotyoMLertNqunw,d. yte esvie.itaeeasChildren'seon ~ , g~ th w ith WInLm ttd IU $5 00 0 ~~Meavsh E-IT EASTER OXI XN .-Q-UARTER SIZES e 93 Regal stores have Just yet that is exactly what rom the Regal iactory a' provided this season. h, new Easter stock of the Try on-one of the new s cing" Oxfords ever mod- fords. Walk around the see how it clasps the heel, rsity and distinction of at the ankle and fits u ride variety oY Featners, in under the instep. choice of sizys, it is the You will easily find.youi ie of Oxford shoes ever among the 280 quarter si Regal stores-and that style you select. ywhere. Your Regal Oxfords vi xfords do not chafe nor stylish as they are comforl hey are made over special The high=receding, slopin ts; while other makes of be one plain evidence of n re made over lasts that design. i designed and used for They are genuine algh=cut shoes. shoes at the wholesale pi ate factory equipment of side and outside; fit, won ford lasts has been an un- and material. The Regal ing in the shoe business,' covers all three. yett th.t-aaA.4ai 4t4atA.tAAJ atJts1exctly hAt BTry Pn-n A f e n.W Y at the Bn arche. Prepare the Little Ones for Easter. Easter Is very near-only one week-and you may be rushed yu the next few days-besides the stocks in our Children's Depart- k ment are at their best just now, and the special pricings for Satur- V. day are not likely to appear again. Millinery for Misses and Children. The Hats for the young folks are of more importance than the f adult millinery, and we have prepared splendidly for misses and children in the way of Trimmed Hats at very little prices. Roll Brim Sailors Trimmed Hats v. In Milan, mixed and plain For Misses and Children, in braids, trimmed with velvet and gros grain ribbon. More large variety, including the new V. stylish than ever, and prices poke styles and the flat hats, in ka specially low, floral effects, trimmed with rib- ka Sash Ribbons. ing ..............o-$5.00 V Lot Fine Dresden, Dolly p Varden, Pompadour and Fancy Children's Flowers. 'a Ribbonss; 5 and 6 inches wide;it, for children's sashes, Popie an maue Ro asies, ka worth 5oc. and 75c. 39c ma ial. e Re ;er D resses. Children's Easter Furnishings. ' we invite you to Children's Finest Cot- Large Round Lace iceits, plain and ton Ribbed I 3 Collars for a e the finest lace- he Li Ooratser. 44c to 14 years. Children's Kid and Children's White Dou Mocha Gloves, tan, gray, ble - tipped Silk 50c. .4 ments Cae at mode, red. Gloves.......fra he close-fitting and Wor . Children. -ruche Pair ...........the y u k W ahl ne is hte adulothmliey n w aepeae splenilorbe mises and. cilr 25C. Children's All- tsloveey.litlepric over Lace Lisle Children's Wrist Bags ortment d ai n ty Hose ........2 c'with purse. All 4 c Bonnets; lace and colorsand p a trimmed- C h 1 d ren's Children's Silver Brace to - doo. Mercerized Lace oil lets; chased and IT f 'a anLrs ri islen Hoe. uC plidegn.. fChLdreFns rsdn ChildrnsEserPryl Vardn, Pompadour arges ary;rfldpaianhmsthe ed bbnss;5a6ies wi es frm;c t 15.' afprchsedren's sases s,inluin teadesSlarg vaity, ancldin Cots. ne one ot,at n Slk Eonuit,ki btlesak, blue green hasn shirrdfloouac effectssl, $22me 00h"ib butontrmdborthn $hif.o fac $5.0 -legorget mutton sleeves;iciesh Ly ats bet; hiredPtops wort $mal13ue50ses rls .pa.nc.ev....... Choce c..bunch. er Dlresses.fChtadren' oats wurihinsm. Icit lail andliqudol; lited ba; aa 'ari d thehfinest .ace-.e..Worth 59c... C. pec..h E 25c.0 th __rtmentsatmen odyuracionanth Wr ol Bohnts agedWthioainofggrud.Wsigo.DC.inpe Dsrcagofdnamt plaednermed-ttu was he cargeagaist ocha ns ofesan, thgrkaeaity,kigfse t PolceCortthi mrnng oden thed.s o h ttu. n ht itotrgr o werecaled he dfenant wre ton tote os$1ncstoyuref,0u0.mp Chlrns Al sfl-tne.Terslin xlso thisoff Chikald nWte ofDour-c Thechage le& agins oertMusolt lyas h blee Lder en of5C h wqith Course. 1,Alt gJo From )ama% Pris ed L a.50. plrrainr~fo da... .arrb Geohilrgen' ls. hooe Chlabdra rnsEasoofterMlt Paoelser thIanigo b ak rges va i ety ;wuhe,oli ndh mttce ,sceie ihhvn alelth colors inluin poge,wt ooe o actrer'c~ th surplusro drs, f 5oo$I50 at at 2 ye araed ch Seuo ilkmo Eto Sitinb lak b blue ge en*m~ and l way Al styl' erson seeves; bri trmm. sat linedskir FOR DS *3M0 we have pring Ox store and , snugs in "PEG" p closely A snappy model, and great favorite with young business exact fit men. This shoe is made of Imported Patent Leather, Gun zes of the Metal and Russet, blucher cut, with light extension sole and !ill be as military heel. able, too. g toe will ewness of $350 six=dollar -ice"-in cmanship uarantee Largest Retail Shoe "SAXON " Business One of the most striking of our new Spring styles, an in the exact reproduction of the lat Worldest English style heretofore produced only in custom models. Made in Gun MUetal Leather ; also blucher cut in Patent Leather. " W. B. Moses & Sons. W. B. Moses & Sons. REMODELING SALE. Extensive improvements must be made in our building. Ceilings to be torn out and laid with water pipes-a new elevator is to be in stalled-changes must be made in the boilers. It will ba dusty, dam aging work to stock and will req'ti re a great deal of room for the workmen. We must close out goods, and with that end in view have reduced everything in the house, except a few lines of spe cialty goods THAT WE'RE BOUND BY CONTRACT NOT TO REDUCE. OU can buy Fur niture, Carpets, Rugs, Mat= tings, Upholsteries, Draperies, Wall Pa= per, etc., during this Remodeling Sale at bargain figures. We haven,'+ confined ourselves to anyone percentageot -duction, but have simply put arbitrarily low prices on the goods. Some goods are reduced 1 0%, whileothers are reduced as much as 50%. FURNITURE. Chiffoniers. Bureaus. SalWere. Price. Wre. Price. Toona Mahogany.......... 88.00 $72.00 Maple Bureau...........26.0 22.75 Mahogany ..............$110.00 93.0 Golden Oak Bureau. 23.50 10.00 Mahogany ..........155.00 $132.00.... Mahogany ............... $65.00 $55.00 Golden Oak Bureau.... $15.25 Maogny.......... ~Golden Oak Bureau.3.. 23.00 3 18.75 Toona Mahogany.......... $59.00 $48.75 Golden Oak Bureau. $17.00 115.40 Mahogany ............... $50.00 $39.50 Golden Oak Bureau. $17.50 $12.95 Mahogany .................. $49.00 $41.00 Golden Oak Bitrcau. 15.50 $13.50 Mahogany ............... $49.00 $39.75 Golden Oak Beu. 17.00 14.2 Mahogany inlaid........... $40.00 333.50 Golden Oak But-au. $14.00 $10.75 Mahogany ..................$26.50 $21.45 Golden Oak F :rea:. $12.00 310.00 Mahogany ................. $34.00 $27.25 Golden Oak Pure........14.50 $11.75 Mahogany .................. $37.50 $31.50 Golden Oek ;?-r; . $16.00 $12.75 Mahogany .................. $39.00 $30.00 Golden Oak i-u:.-.;. 14.50 $12.95 Mahogany .............. .$39.00 $31.50 Golden Oak strt-u. 15.75 313.50 Mahogany ............ $44.00 $38.25 Golden Oak Bureau. $19.00 $15.75 Mahogany ................334.00 326.75 Gle a ueu 300377 Mahogany ...............-3$36.00 328.00 GodnOkBea .350 190 Mahogany................ $45.00 336.50 GodnOkBra . 100 1.0 Mahogany................ 338.00 331.50 GodnOkBra 31.0 155 Mahogany................3$34.00 $26.25 GodnOkBru 31.0 1.7 Mahogany inlay..........334.00 328.50 GodnOkura . 175 100 Mahoany...........30.0 $2.50 Golden Oak Bureau...... 33.5 37.00 SGoecenl.ak.Bure.u.........$1up5to$12.9 Japanese Cotton Warp Martng-...h..I e1t.h0e$13l5s Worh Sc. ard Gp-oldeFnc OaFirna Matting in a1.0 1a.0 cial pe .... ..........o.lrey oak colr-a id... $a4.5 stripe Japanse Coton arp Dmaskenectk 15 a c ...... pattern to2.7 Weae atinsinprtt eGets let om. 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