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WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 14. 1905-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. t THE EVENING STAR wii SUBDAT NORING EDITION. sa.d.m. om... nlt Stiwt sa prasyltrana Aims. The Evsningtr New.papr Cspay. S. IVrra$, rt.iaat. New TYw Ols: Tibae $uluisg. Chigs OME: Trihas ialug. Th+ Evening Star, with the Sunday morting edi tion. is delvered by carriers within the eity at a eents per month; without the Sunday morning edt tios at 44 aate per month. Dy mail. prtae paid: DaIly. Snt ay incded. on moeth. 80 cents. Daily. Sunday excepted. one month. 60 cents. Saturday Star. ene year. $1.00. Sunday star, with Suady Magasine. me vear. $1.80. Small Cash Payment. You can buy Excellent Si ON Q JUST EAST No. 25 lighted at n Handsome pressed=1 with brownstone trim tiled baths; porcelain t story back porches. Price Oni Small cash payment. WILLIGE, GlB 603 and 605 Thit 1t Beautiful Cottage, Takoma Park. One square from electric cars; 8 rooms and bath. 3 open fireplaces; large attic; furnace be.tt; city water. sewage and gas. Price only 3.M00. Easy terms. 7-Room Cottage At !rookland. All city impr"vements; large corner lot; chicken1 yard at W. house; furnace beat; bargain. Price,, $4,0I. Ea-y payments. GEO. A. MYERS, ay1.a - f,2A 1445 F et. D.W. ACREAGE PROPERTY. - ren Acres suitable for subdivision-special for $L ,090. PIR' lOOsIT1ttN that should appeal to ineatArs. as the land Is ad intraH-ly adapted for su lalision. 'len :eres, located in growing nurtiw,-t--north of teorgetown and in the Iistriet. On car line. 20 min,te' ride from treasury; one f,re; rontage of 1.200 feet, on two streets; lien. Yl v house renting for $20 per mu. 1o n .r tiesiring to nnk'' $D0,000 quick salk wIll saarltlce for 9lU,UU uThe Miller-Shoemaker Real FIqtnt 1323 32d st. 'Phone West 40. sp14 -.d MAPLE SUGAR INDUSTRY. Its Study Prosecuted by Government Experts. A study of the maple sugar industry of the United States has been made by the bureau of forestry of the Department of Agriculture, the intention of the bureau being to procure a larger use of the sugar forests for the production of this staple. The knowledge, long surmised by the gen eral consuming public. has been acquired that the markets are glutted with imita tions of the pure sugar, the reason for this being that the maple trees are extensively felled for their timber, which makes a very fine furniture, and the culture of the trees for their sap is not widely distributed.out side of the New England states. Since 1850 the area of maple sugar farm ang has greatly .hrunk, prior to that time he sugar being widely used, preferentially t that of the sugar cane, the latter being irtually unobtainable in large quantities. N'ow, howeve't cane sugar can be bought more cheaply than maple, and is generally pr-eferred for sweetening purposes to the last named. In Indiana. Illinois and Michi ga'n the trees have been more extensively out than elsewhere, the result being that the supply of sugar in that territory is prac ticailly an unknown quantity. In other states, as in western Maryland. West Virginia, Ohio, New York. and in Nue England the maple sugar industry has held ists own or been increased. The best -sap flow is secured in the cooler northern states, yet good restults can be expxected in most of Pennsy!vaia and WVest Virginia, in western Maryland. ali of In dianax and Kentucky, eastern TVenne. see and western North Car.lina. At presenit the largest produc"rs of sugar maiple products ar9 Oh;n, Vermni t and New York. As a :asult of the study recently made deninite oree:lonis for the manageme.nt and improvem, nt of ex! sting groves and for the estat>lishm. utl of new tines in suitabjle i0 calitles and ander difterent conilit ions have been prepare 1 and will soon be p)ublLshed. Many valuah.e data regarding the profit in making mate sugar were also col eted. From these it eppears that a farmer can casily clear ab.u- $3 an acre from a sugar grove. In actui practice, for the farmer who can do me.n: of his own work the profit should be aiderably larger, and the land thus utii'r -d will yield little or flothing under any .* oer tuse. PROBING BIG LAND FRAUDS. Federal OffBcials Held in Washington State-Timber 1. ooted. By dirvetion oIf Secretary . titchicock, Spe cial Age-t Leach of the ir. orior Depart menit has been investigatlng !a.nd frauds in northeastern Washington Nr several weeks. Leach declared at Tacoma yest* -.ay that the results so far are astonishing, Ihe in ve'tigation revealing a state of affi o that seems worse than in any other part , . the country. He says he ha evidence I: at several federal land com Issioniers sia e been criminally negligent. On government lands near nomis, where nto permits have been grante for taking timber, he found twenty-two awmills all cutting government timber. ie man in Or'vlile has been cutting timb r off gov ernin t land for five years. ach has contiscated his entire mill. lie ha's found scores of timber land re ~ n'j>shments in Chelain, D)ouglas and konagan counties. These have been sold by lirst settlers to mill companies and tim ber epeculators at from $150 to $1,400~ each. Aiany who tiled tImber claims have never bern near the land. in Chelain county one federal commissioner has been imprisoned, one hus resigned and two others have been asked to resign. Geor~ge H. Noyes, federal land commis sioner of Oikonagan county, has been ar rested on the charge of embezzling money intrusted to his care as commissioner for payment to the Waterville land oflice. He is in jail at Loomis. Invited to Australia. Gov. Gen. Northcote of the common wealth of Australia, it is said, will invite Secretary of War Taft and party to visit Australia during the party's forthcoming Wisit to the Philippines. The commonwealth of Australia iloffer to defray the entire It Is said. The American Chamn ~OC mI -OS of Manila 13 preparing to B3 eertary Taft and part on an sus..ae amesg thdr-=tag Sm Mania Balance $20 Monthly. one of those mall Homes OF N. CAPITOL ST. ight for inspection. >rick, bay=window fronts mings; 6 large rooms; ubs; furnace heat; two ly $4,350. Balance $20 monthly. BS & DANIEL, 'teenth St. N. W. W.J. BRYAN AT CHICAGO PRINCIPAL SPEAKER AT THE JEF PERSON DAY BANQUET. Democrats Use Occasion to Rejoice Over Recent Municipal Victory -Evils of the Day. subjects of national significance to the democratic party were discussed by sev eral lading orators of the party at a Jeffer son Club banquet in Chicago last night in commemoration of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. The dinner in a measure re solved itself into a jollification over the recent election of Mayor Dunne, who Is a director of the club. The mayor was among the speakers who responded to toasts. All the speakers referred to mu nicipal ownership and to Mayor Dunne's election on a municipal ownership plat form. William Jennings Bryan and George Fred Williams were the principal speakers from out of town. Mr. Bryan spoke on "Thomas Jefferson" and his remarks were greeted with unstinted applause. Mr. Bryan said in part: Jefferson's Principles Today. "Jefferson not only promulgated the prin ciples of free government, but in his writ ings he consistently applied those princi ples to every problem with which the gov ernment had to deal. And the principles which he applied were so fundamental that we find them used today in the discussion of luestions which have arisen since his death. "On the subject of acquiring territory by conquest, now favored by an influential portion of our countrymen, he said: 'If there be one principle more deeply rooted than another in the mind of every Ameri cans it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest;' and at another time said. 'Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government.' Subject of Taxation. "On the subject of taxation he ever In sisted upon its limitation to the actual needs of government and upon its equita ble distribution. He is on record in favor of the arbitration of disputes between na tions, and no one who is familiar with his writings can doubt that he would favor arbitration today of disputes between la bor and capital, and his views upon the encroachments of the judiciary and the value of trial by jury make it certain that he would, if living, oppose what we know as government by injunction. "All his arguments in favor of making the government responsible to the will of the people can be deduced in support of the movement that has for its object the election of senators by direct vote of the people. On the subject of finance he not only favored bimetallism. but he expressed his opposition to a bank currency and to the control of the national treasury by the financiers. Williams on Equal Rights. Mr. Williams took for his theme "Equal Rights to All and Special Privileges to None." The speaker was-warmly welcomed by the banqutters. He said in part: "I am here tunight with faith not shaken in the fur.damental principle of democracy, that there shall be 'equal rights to all and speelal privileges to none.' Were it merely to relieve those who suffer today, I plead for the enforcement of this doctrine. We have the breathing, pulsating body of man with which to deal, and it is no answer to him who suffers today that his death to morro'v will be the seed of a righteous revolution. For my part I cannot stand idly by to await a natural cataclysm while men, women and children are suffering to day. Were the laws good, yet unavailing. it would be otherwise, for we should be powerless; but when we know that laws are monstrous and cruel, shall we walt for nature to bring order out of ruin?" Johnson on Municipal Ownership. Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleveland was the next speaker. Mr. Johnson also spoke on municipal ownership. He discussed the possibilitIes of municipal ownership from a traction expert's view. Mayor Johnson discussed the advisability of proceeding to negotiate for the purchase of existing street car lines in Chicago. On this point he spoke of the delay attendant on negotiations, during which the street car companies would not give good service. But on the other hand, if these negotiations were supplemented with active proceedings to force a conclusion, a fair agreement for the purchase might soon be made. Coast Survey Orders. The following orders for assignments to suvice aboard vessels of the United States cea:t survey service have been made re centiv by the officials in charge at the coast and geodetic survey bureau in this city: Dr. C. H. Hailiday of this city has been *ppoint(d an assistant surgeon, and as signed to duty on the stetuner McArthur, now on the Pacific coas,, and will go in her to the Philippines. Mr. J. E. March of Bahl.nore has been assigned to duty aboard' the schooner Matchless, now at Norfolk. as mate. Mr. W. G. Tnsley of Baltimore ha. been made a mate and assigned to the steamer Gedney, at Beattle, Wash. Mr. J. H. Simpson, aid, has been relieved from duty aboard the staar:e Endeavor and assigned to the schooner MatteMess. Dr. Simon Ravich has been ordered to join thie steamer Patterson, t.t Seattle, Wash., as assistant surgeon. Mr. C. H. Lowentjelm is ordetad to duty as mate aboard the steamer Mc Arthur. Aid H. L. Bick is detached fr 1m service on the steamer Patterson s.r.4 a weigned to duty aboard the steamer Godineyf, now at1 Ueatta Aid B. B. Collins is relieved 2rom duty aboard the steamer Patterson and ordered to Meert~ aboard th steamer Mei Atur JSw as INCREASE IN PRICES Demands Made by New Y ork era on Local Market SEND PRICES HIGHER ROE SHAD DOUBLE FIGURE OF A WEEK AGO. Packers Buying Eggs and Storing Them for Winter-Butter Also Higher. Demands made on the local market by New York dealers have resulted in in creased prices for products. In the fish market New York buyers have been get ting hold of all the shad they could until the price of roe shad is double that of a week ago. Such a demand for eggs has also made them higher. It is becabse of the demand in New York for these prod ucts that local buyers have to pay such high prices. Packers are buying all the eggs they can get and storing them for the winter trade. Many of them are also being stored in this city, and it is said some local firms are also packing eggs in the west, as the storage prices there are more rea sonable than they are in this city. Last year the packers reaped a harvest, some of the local dealers getting an advance of 10 cents a dozen clear profit on their stock. Eggs are now retailing at 20 cents a dozen, while some of the fancy stock brings as much as 25 cents. Butter is also higher than it was last week. Wholesale prices have increased, but there has been no advance by the retailers. It is said that butter is exceptionally scarce in New York, and that dealers are depending almost wholly upon daily receipts for stock to supply the trade. It is now almost too late in the season for the dealers to increase the price, and there will be no increase in the retail prices unless there is a further advance by the wholesale dealers. The Fish Market. Roe shad are selling at from 60 to 75 cents each, and bucks are 25 cents. Shad roe are 30 cents a set. Boiling rock are still 25 cents a pound, and some fine fish of this variety are being caught in the Potomac. Perch are selling at 15 cents a pound. Potomac herring are plentiful, an are to be had at $2.50 a thousand. Salmon steaks are in demand at 35 cents a pound, brook trout 75 cents; cod, bluefish and red snappers are 12% cents a pound; Spanish mackerel are 15 cents and halibut 20 cents. Soft crabs are in better shape and more plentiful. They are also cheaper, 50 cents a dozen being the price asked for them. Frogs are more plentiful and in greater demand at 50 cents a pound. Crab meat, shrimp and scallops are also in demand. Poultry is no more plentiful than it has been during the past several weeks. Whole salers are paying a little more for sup plies, but have not increased the retail price. There is very little game to be had at this season. Squabs and snipe are in gre,tter demand than anything else in this line. They are selling at 30 cents each. There has been a decided increase in the price of meats of all kinds. The increase has been great enough to affect the retail market. Dealers have found it necessary to increase the price of meats from 2 to 5 cents a pound. It Is not an unusual thing for the price to advance at this season. Dealers say that cattle are always scarce at this season, and do not look for much relief until the latter part of next month. Busy in the Country. Farmers and stockraisers, the dealers say. are too busy at this season to bother with cattle and turn them out upon the grass to fatten. It is stated that less than one dozen cattle from the surrounding country reached the local market during the past week. The vegetable market presents an attrac tive appearance, and almost everything in this line is cheaper. New potatoes at from 60 cents to $1 -a peck are in demand, and new peas for the spring lamb dinner are $1 a peck. The same price is asked for string beans. Spring onions, radishes. spinach and kale are more plentiful and cheaper. Shipments of tomatoes from Florida have greatly increased, and are to be had at 15 cents a pound. Dealers say they are much better than the hothouse stock, which sells at 25 cents. Norfolk and North Carolina asparagus is more plentiful. and choice stock Is to he had at from 30 to 50 cents a bundle. Florida cabbages are scarce, and dealers are charging from 10 to 25 cents a head for them. New celery from Florida is taking the place of the western-grown product; and is to be had at from 5 to 10 cents. Egg plants are selling at from 15 to 25 cents each, and Florida peppers are 30 cents a dozen. There has been an improvement in the quality and (luantity of strawberries, and they are to be had at from 25 to 35 cents a basket. A RMY AND NAVY M ANEUVERS. Work of Preparation at Forts Near Washington. The approaching combined army and navy maneuvers on the Potomac river, which will take place In the early part of June, is causing some hurried work in preparation to be done at Fort Washington and Fort Hunt. Arrangements are being made for the quartering of a large number of additional troops at the two forts, and cables for telegraphic communication and electrical lighting purposes are being laid. Large searchlights, a part of the army scheme of defense, are to be erected on the wharves at Bryan's Point and Marshall Hall, and additional lights will be put in at the fort.. The plan of attack calls for the capture (.f Washington by the naval forces, and this the army is to prevent. It is stated that 8,000 or 10,000 men will be quartered along the river during the drills.. New Channel Buoyed. The newly dredged channel of the Ea st ern Branch, the work on which was com pleted about two weeks ago, was yesterday buoyed by the officers of the lighthouse steamer Maple, and is ready for the use of vessels. The buoys are so placed as to make the course up the branch so clearly that a stranger to local waters can go in and out of the branch without difficulty. The red buoys mark the south channel, and a black spar has been placed on the north or left-hand side of the channel off Buz zaards' Point. The new channel is much straighter than the old one, and l.a much oeaier to navigate. The Maple yesterday also renewed the buoys in the river from this city to Mhep herd's and up the Georgetown channel to the Long bridge. Aged Women in Walking Match. In a walking contest at Cleveland, Ohio, yestera, eleven aged women, seventy-five or over in yea, walked a ct--- of four ad a quarter niles Ia Sn.hour and three' for ortto lunch winner Ite en tes was Mrs. 5o tu Va Seven, v-y JUDGE PARKER TALKS Other Addresses at Jefferson Day Banquet NEW YORK LAST NIGHT LEADING DEMOCRATS DECLARE PARTY DOCTRINES STILL LIVE. Declarations of Noted Men on Great Issues of the Day-Problems of the Puture. The Jefferson day banquet of the demo cratic clubs of New York in that city last night was attended by 700 democrats. There were many present of national reputition, and chief among these was former Judge Parker, democratic nominee for President last November. In the banquet room por traits of Jefferson were conspicuous. In addition to Mr. Parker, the speakers were Senator Newlands of Nevada, Mayor McClellan of New York, Representative Rainey of Illinois and J. J. Willet of Ala bama. Senator Carmack of Tennessee was the only one of those expected to speak who could not attend. After cigars had been served, Judge Parker was introduced by President John Fox of the democratic club as "the gallant standard-bearer of the democracy." Many of the diners rose, and all cheered and waved napkins. Judge Parker and his speech. He said in part: Defeat Not Unforeseen. "I .do not come here to make excuse or explanation about the past, to promote any personal purpose or ambition for the future, or to further the ends of any section, fac tion or interest. I am moved solely by a desire to commune freely with my country men who believe that the time-honored doctrines of the democratic party, as de duced from the great policies defined by the man whose birth we here commemorate, and established by the founders, are still true, still alive, still worthy of acceptance and devotion, and still necessary, if dur institutions are to be mantained in their early vigor and purity. "When these principles dominated our policies there was no thought of conquest, or of protectorates over distant, alien and turbulent peoples; there was no talk of alli ance with the great; no question of making ourselves collectors of debts, good or bad, just or fraudulent; and no suspicion that anywhere in the lexicon of free government there was to be found the word 'subject.' "We meet after a defeat which was easy to foresee and predict. It was preceded by division and faction in our ranks over a period of eight years, and they have done their worst. It was emphasized by the use of governjnental power for partisan pur poses, by the reckless and unprecedented expenditure of money, and by demagogic appeals to interests as wid. apart as the poles. Administration's Meddling Policy. "In our early days it was deemed a vir tue when the government, lik? the individ ual, minded its own business. But this is out of date, so the proper way for a gov ernment to do things is by interference or meddling. This takes the form of dealing rigorously with foreign countries--only pro vided they are small enough. It is applied unceasingly to states until it is now insisted that the gencral government must . tax and manage all corporations, must oversee Insurance and trust companies, and must either own the railroads or dictate to their owners the minutest details of their busi ness. It is thought necessary to interfere with capital on the one hand, and with labor on the other, and to define the rela lations they must bear to each other. "One of the most popular of all these processes is interference with elections. States must organize and control the po lice of cities and dictate even the smallest of their policies; while cities and towns must enter into the competitions of busi ness. "Much is said about the peaceable settle ment of differences, but, after :11l, by keep ing out of quarrels we may be able to avoid arbitration as well as war. Perhaas the most encouraging visible sign in respe t to this persisten' policy of interference is that in spite of outward appearances in spite of of royal statues in the Nationil Capital, in spite of the truculence manifested from time to time in so many quarters, in spite of messengers bearing royal congratula tions from thrones-ours is stiil a pouular, not an imperial, system of soc'ety and gov ernment." Mayor McClellan's Remarks. Mayor McClellan was somewhat discon certed by the cordial reception he received. One of the most interesting parts of the mayor's address was when he declared that conventions and candidates must more closely conform to Jeffersonian standards as -described by Jefferson himself. Mayor MicClellan said, in part: "Since last election a great deal of demo cratic time, thought and eloquence have been consumed in trying to explain why -we were defeated. What better opportun ity could we possibly seek than this cele bration of the birthday of the founder of our party to face the truth like men, and to acknowledge that our overwhelming de feat was due to the unwillingness of the people to intrust to the democratic party the government of the United States? Jef ferson taught the strict construction of the. Constitution. That great document cow' tains all the political principle& 4hich (No need for an American government of the United States. Powers not expressly yield ed to the federal government are as ex pressly reserved to the states. Let us leave to our opponents the ignoble and the unpatriotic violation not only of its spirit, but of its letter. Opportunism has no place in the democratic party. Let us cease wor shiping strange gods and go back to the God of our fathers and to the teachings of Thomas Jefferson." Roosevelt a Democrat. Senator Newlands of Nevada opened his address by outlining the principles of de mocracy, as he understands them, and then said: "Judged by these principles, there are men in the democratic organization who are not democrats. Judged by these principles, there are men In the republican organiza tion who are democra.ts. Judged by these principles, Abraham Lincoln was a demo crat. Judged by these principles, in most matters relating to domestic legislation, Theodore Roosevelt is a democrat. Should all the real democrats in both parties be united in one organization, they would control the legislaition of the country. In the last ca,bpaign the count showed that the democratic party had lest; but Roose velt's message showed that democracy had won. The democratic party had declared for an immediate assurance to the Philip pines of ultimate liberty under American protection. Roosevelt expressed, not the assurance, but the hop of such liberty. The democratic party, inits platform, had declared for many domestic reforms. Roose vest wrote into his administration platformn a demand for these reforms. Th's Sale of Zaw. Judge Augustus Vana Wyck called for the eroition o aer state anti-sorruption oamnt tag, Ne siid, in part4 "Ther-sie Jhe es amust ma Iss CENTER CENTER MARKET is at the eatables and floral deco the Nation's Capital. Nowhere else on the face of t plied market, with such Every car line system of the c one car fare is needed t The ever-increasing patronag venience for the benefit a The stands of all the large d cial facilities for prompt The comfortable ladies' wall waiting-room facilities, Open Every L"ERY TIMRT COMMISSION MERCHANT. FRESH FISH, POULTRY, GAME, TERRAPIN, OYSTERS, &c. : " 332-381 CENTER MARKET. : 508-516 NORTHERN LIBERTY MARKET. " fa24-law,N3t G. f H ton Thomas - CHOICE CUT - - FLOWERS. - SPECIAL-Viollets, 25c. bunch. 470 & 471 Center Market. 'Phone Main 2535. fe24-law,13t government and to the morality of society is the sale of law by the legislature grant ing special privileges and favors to our great capitalists, so often characterized as public-spirited citizens of the nation, in which the black horse cavalry of both par ties are found combined together in this nefarious traffic. The democracy should create outside of the machine, and discon nected with it throughout the state, some force confided with the sole duty of pre venting, detecting and exposing election frauds and corruption in all public matters and driving out of office bribe takers of both parties." Representative Rainey of Illinois had for his subject "Problems of the Future." and in an interesting speech. in which he con troverted the position taken by most of the speakers, said: "Is there still a disposition in the demo cratic party to be conservative in this great ci-ty? If there is, then you are not in touch with the present aggressive, re sistless forward movement of democracy. Demands of the West. "Beyond the boundaries of this Empire state lies the great west, now teeming with an industrious, intelligent population, fully alive to all the issues of the hour. Through the heart of this great section of our coun try there Is pulsing a movement for the in itiative and referendum, for public owner ship, fpr shorter hours of labor, for the rights of children. In this great movement the new aggressive and progressive party is leading." John W. Kern of Indiana spoke of "The Rank and File." He said in part: "If we would have victory, the masses of the rank and file must be given full op portunity for a fair expression of their opinion as to issues and candidates, in pri maries and conventions, fairly conducted, so that the state and national con.entions will be composed of men who truly reflect the popular will. The hope of the democ r4tcy is in the people. if they are to be relied upon to bear the burden of the bat tie and win victories, they must have the privilege of choosing their own leaders and formulating their own platform of prin ciples." ACCEPTANCE OF REBATES. Language of the Act Quoted to Sustain Secretary Hitchcock. The foll.wing statement relative to the opinion of Controller Tr-acewell on the sub ject of reductions in railroad rates on ac count of the irrigation reclamation service has been given out at the Interior Depart ment: "Recent articles have appeared in the public press with reference to certain pro posed concessions and agreements on the part of railroad companies to transport material for use in the building of dams for the reclamation service unider the act of June 17, 1902. It is learned at the In terior Department that the Secretary, be fore taking action, submitted the matter to the assistant attorney general for that de partment, whose duty it is under tjie law to advise the Secretary on legal questions. The question involved a consideration of the interstate commerce act. The second section of that act contains certain inhibi tions relative to common carriers granting special rates, rebates, etc. Section 22 of the act provides 'that nothing in this act shall apply to the carriage, storage or handling of property free, or at redticed rates, for the United States.' The opinion was based upon the language quoted and was, in effect, that the Secretary was au thorized to make an agreement for the proposed concessions in favor of the gov ernment. This opinion was approved by the Secretary, and he says it was the more acceptable to him because it would result in the saving of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the government. The correct ness of this view, however, having rc'ent ly been questioned by a law oficer of an other department, although such law ofmoer was without jurisdiction in the matter, the Secretary of the Interior, out of an abund ance of caution, has referred the whole matter to the Attorney General, before whom it is now pending for his opinion." Steamer to 3e Overhauled. The asagier Newport News, the flagship of the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Company fleet, left here for Newport News Wednesday night last, and wHi be doeked at the shipyard there for her annual spring overhauling and repainting. 'Tike big steam er wIU be redecorated from stern to stema, inside and outside, and will be in the pint of condition for effective service when . returns -to this city in a, few days. Th New. win then relieve the other steam ers of the Norfetk and Washington line ia turn that they may be decked and painted. H. T. Uravn the oldest aeter and dre MARKET NEWS head of the world's best municipal markets. rations to be seen at Center Market is one of he earth has any city such a conveniently loci facilities of access as has this great market. ity passes on two sides of the market reservi e bring one from any part of the District. e of Center Market proves its popularity. E f the dealer, as well as his patrons, is here tI ealers are to be reached by telephone, and th deliveries of all purchases. ;ing room, in the center of the B street wing. continues to grow in favor. Week Day and Sat T. A. CANNON. EARLY FRUITS & VEGETABLES. Poultry and Game. 76 to 84 Center Market. fe24-1:i w.13t Smithfield Sausage. Made at the home of the Smithfield Ham. The Finest Sausage Made. Canadian Leg of Mutton, 121% cents per pound. I1LOOVER & DENI-IAM, 106 to 111 Center Market. fe24-1aw.13t ON THE RIVER FRONT DREDGE DEWEY COMPLETES WORK ON EASTERN BRANCH. Overhauling Pleasure Craft at Boat yards-Cargoes of Ice Coming Personal and General. The hydraulic dredging machine Dewey, which has been employed for nearly two years in deepening the channel of the East ern branch from its Junction with the main channel of the river to the navy yard, com pleted the work several days ago and since that time has been prepared for towing to Baltimore. She left here yesterday morn ing in tow of the tug Leader, and will be overhauled at Baltimore before she again goe3 into service. The large barge Round out, now unloading coal at Georgetown, has been chartered to load the pipes, pon toons and other paraphernalia used by the dredge and will carry them to Baltimore. The Dewey is owned by the Sanford and Brooks Dredging Company of Baltimore, the contractors for the dredging of the Eastern branch. There was a big supply of fresh fish of all kinds on sale at-the wholesale fish mar ket on the 11th street wharf this morning, and there was a good demand. The supply of shad was small, the receipts amounting to less than 2,000 fish, and about 400,000 herring were on the wharf this morning. The bulk of the shad and herring was from the nets in the Potomac. Prices this morning ranged as follows: Spanish mackerel, 10 to 12 cents per pound; Chesapeake bay and Potomac roe shad, 40 to 47 cents each; Potomac and Chesapeake bay buck shad, 20 to 24 cents each; herring, 35 cents per hundred; blue fish, 8 to 10 cents per pound; salmon trout, 10 cents per pound; extra large white perch, 10 to 15 cents per pound; pan rock, 10 cents per pound; medium rock, 12 cents per pound; boiling rock, 15 cents per pound; large yel low pernh, 20 to 30 cents per bunch; cat fish, 15 to 40 cents per bunch; sand perch, 15 to 25 cents per buncb; small yellow perch, 5 to 10 cents per bunch; white perch, large, 25 to 50 cents per bunch; white perch, small, 5 to 10 cents per bunch; stur geon. 10 'cents per pound, and crakers, 3% to 4 cents per pound. The supply of oysters on sale at the wharf was increased ,last night by the arrival of two vessels with Potomac stock aboard. They sold this morning at 60 to 70 cents per bushel for medium stock and up to $1 for selected oysters. Hard crabs were on sale, but the supply was small. Clams were selling at 70 cents per hundred this morning. The houseboat Diamond Back, belonging to the Diamond Back Fishing Club of this city, which sprang a leak and sunk in the dock at the foot of 13th street southwest, is to be raised at once and will be hauled out on the marine railway at Reagan's boat yard for caulking, painting and general re pair work to put it in condition for service during the summer. The pleasure sloop Su~rprise will be hauled out at the sama time for cleaning and painting. The power launches Marion and Charlotte have been painted and overhauled and were launched at high water from Reagan's rail way Wednesday night. The Marion devel oped a leak and filled with water. She will have to be hauled out again, it is stated, to find the leak and stop it, if the swelling of the timbers in the hull of the little craft does not put an end to the trouble. Of General Intrest. The tug Uncle Sapm of Baltimore Is on duty as tender to the dredging machine Baltimore, employed in deepening the chan nels into Nomini creek, at the lower end of the Potomac river. Charters are now being made for schoon ers to load ice at Maine ports for this city, and the first cargoes are expected to arrive here before the end of the month. One schooner loaded with lake ice is reported at sea on her way here for the Home com pany. The large deadrise Sea Gull, belongngto Mr. Jacob Deemer of this city, wih has been overhauled and put in order for seryle on the river st the Netley' Hall pier, will be launched tofieorrow and will make her first trip of the =1p=snn down the river Sun day neat with a pleasure party aboard, If the weather is suitable for sailing. Mr, Barry Carter Is out again, after a stay In a hital fle several weeks to have a troubMa vi bis ear attepded to, Capt, 3. 5. flandell as returned this morning from a benes t*i to thembsa. - = eI fAdvertising. There is much in merit, but of two stores of equal merit time one that does the best advertising will do the most business. 'he wonderful exhibition of he most attractive sights of Lted and so abundantly sup Ltlon. and as a result only very possible modern con toughtfully supplied. tse large dealers have ape with its telephones and othee rday Night. Jas. Lafontainee Home-Dressed Poultry, Game, Fish & Terrapin. Foreign and Domestic Fruits. Produce Stau. 394=395=396=415-416-417 i'oultry Stalls 367=368-369. 'Phone 793. fe24 law.IMt ROBERT H. JOHNSON, Fruits and Early Vegetables, 22. 23 and 24 Center Market, East Side, Seventh St. Wing. 'PHONE 3(81. fr24-1aw.l3t en channels. The dredge was recently.erbi p:oyed in completing a trench across the Eastern branch in which the sewer syphon pipes will he laid. - -' The schooner Matilda. laden with pinS lumber from a Virginia pprt, has arv ed and is berthed at the 11th street wharf to unload. The schooner Jordan is lying at the Alex andria shipyard railway pier loading ties from Southern Eailway cars for Boston or another New England port. The ram schooner Grace B. Bennett, with lumber and shingles aboard, from North Carolina. came into port last night. The sloop Goldie has arrived laden with cord wood from the lower river for the dealers. The schooner Wm. Vilas and the Regu lator, with lumber from lower otomao ports, are among yesterday's arriv b. The schooner John Ehrman has been berthed at the 11th street wharf to unload her cargo of lumber for the local dealers. XE. GREENER'S ACTION. Correspondence Shows That It Was Approved by Japan. Some of the friends of Prof. Greener of this city, formerly United States commer cial agent at Vladivostok, assert that his action in turning the Japanese cobsular building at Vladivostok over to the Red Cross Association has been misrepresented in several of the newspapers. The -factl are contained in the volume of foreign re lations just made public by the State Do' (Oartment. In May last Secretary Hay addressed a letter to Mr. Takahira, the Japanese min ister here, in which he said: "Mr. McCormick, our ambassador at St. Petersburg, informs me that he has heard from Mr. Greener, our commercial agent at Vladivostok, that on request and in order to better protect the Japanese con sular buildings he .has given charge of them to the port admiral, the president of the local Red Cross association; that aftel removal and storage of the furniture, the association has improved the grounds and has renovated the houses for the use of patIents and Red Cross nurses. "Mr. McCormick at once answered the commercial agent that his duty was ta have notified the ambassador of this step in advance, in order that he might have communicated with the Japanese govern me.nt and obtained its approval of this use of the property for the purposes named. "I write to express my regret that such action was taken without having previously consulted your government, and beg you now to let me know whether it meets with their approval." Two days later Minister Takahira replied to Secretary Hay as follows: "Upon the receipt of your note of the 7th instant, having regard to the use of the Japanese consular premises et Vladivostok for Red Cross purposes by the Russian au thorities, I communicated with the Imperial government upon the subjects, and am now in receipt of a telegram informing me that the imperial government have no objection to the premises being used for the purpose indicated." Women Tar and Feather a Won.a The story comes from Hudson, Mich., that ffteen young women and' four men, whose names the polce say are unkrnown to them, tarred and feathered Mrs. May Post last ilonday night. Mrs. Post had been living In the Retan building alone part of the time, and at times with an older swoman. Well-known men frequented the1 Retan block since Mrs, Post took up her residehce there, and this gave rise to scndat Comt plaints made to the police were unheenedt and some young married women advised Mrs. Post by letter that she had better leave the city. No attention was paid to this except that a man supposed to be her husband suddenly appeared on the ecene. Late Monday night, efter the streets were leserted, fifteen women and four men, all maid to be prominent in the city, appeared Lt the door of Mrs. Post's quarters and gained admissnion. They did not hesitate to make their erranh known, and when the stranger tried to Interfere the men of the oar~ered him to go into another room I ha uet 'ie women then compelled Itre. Poet to remove some*of her garments. Desopite her pleaMng's they supplied a thick :oat of tar, whichi they had brought alomg, tad then sprinkled an abundance of tmeh urs on top of that. They then dserted Irith awadthat if the rooms were net lete orty-eight hours worse reatment would be in store. Mrs. Pest Aditral U0kwarts, who asssd em bos &h biaeM ~ ns1 i y the bet At matle is ded t, lstae. _ hwr w as the er .asse hbu us sah