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Those standing. fn Tbose seated ure: us hot dm; Celebration by Oldest Inhab itants' Association. REVIEW OF THE PAST ADDRESSES REVIVE INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Toast to President Roosevelt ? Many Prominent Citizens Guests at Banquet Last Night. A number of the most representative men Of this city gathered about the banquet board at Kreurvl's last evening. They were j the men who have done more thin any , others !n glv:ng a distinctive character to 1 the city so far as Its local life is concerned j and have font much to shape the develop- | ment cf tlie District of Columbia as the , nation's capital. The occasion was the eel- j ebration of the f..r th anniversary of the I Organization of the i >lde.^t Inhabitants' As- | ?ociatlon. it called forth nearly a hun- ?? fired member of t!:? a? .latlon, who. with j their guc-~ revlv-il in moriea of the olden I time and iiih'la merry with song, feasting and go' ?<! - f? w ' i iv ? The gr ? <' r ozn presented a beau- ! tlfu lai r - ?rar. ?? t'..e long tables being dec- J orated wit.ii clr :> .-"anthemums and ferns, and the : c.-i flag used In tasteful or nament at1 r. Fr n the beginning to tho end of t?rat'< n th re was n-.t a dull i monwr.t. as the presiding officer arranged to have the oratory begin shortly after the company sat dowr That plan also per mitted th< <???:.??luslon of the speaking long before mUlrr^ht, nnd allowed tho members to return to thc'.r homvs at an hour that could not have ! t en criticised even in the "good old tinier." A pleasant exchange of greetings occupied the earlier part of the evening, while the members were arriving. Nearly all of them j had known one another for a quarter or a half of a century and the talk readily bark <1 back to the days when this city was but a struggling village. The faces of Old friends recalled events of many years ' ago, and these suggestions entered Into even the so-eial eSBhanges of old acquaint ance. Guests Present. ?When tl.e assembly was seated Mr. Alli son B. Nay lor, Jr., who esteems his office of president of th* association as the greatest honor of hie life, was at the head of the long rows of tables. On his right and lelt sat the Commissioners of the District or Columbia. Commissioner Macfarland was at his right hand, and Commissioner West and Commissioner Bddie at his left. Gen. John M. Wilson, V. S. A., retired; Mr. Crosby s. N'oyes, Major Itichird Sylvester, Mr. W. R. Smith. Mr. S. Thomas Brown. Mr Frank \V. Hackett. Mr. J D. Cathell and others were among the prominent members and guests that were present. The member - sang a song of good fellow ship before taking their seats and made the hall ring with melody. Mr. I. njamln j W. P.oiss. secretary of the association and a brilliant pianist, opened the evening's en- j tertainment with tuneful contributions Mr. W. D. McFarland followed with a ren dition of Schubert's "Serenade," accompa nied on the piano by Mr. Kdward H. Droop, a son of one of the members of the asso ciation who has been one of Its leading spirits for many years. Toast to President Roosevelt. Then the health of President Theodore Roosevelt was drunk by the company standing, some lifting wine glasses and ethers glasses fllled with water with which to wish long life and success to the chief magistrate of the nation. President Nay^ lor called upon Commissioner Macfarlan to respond to this toast, and he did so wit!* ringing words that called forth frequent applause and n demonstration that showed that his striking references to the Presl dent went home forcibly to the men whe have known many Presidents, some ot them intimately and well. "The President of the United States," said Mr. Macfar'and, "It Is the highest and freatest office In the world. Twenty-flve men have taken the oath to execute It in the spirit of the Constitution, and none has broken his pledge. Two of them are among the world's few immortals, and all of them will compare favorably with any other line ICERS OF OLDEST I >m left to right. are: G. V. Noonan, A. H. Regan Cfcase H. Calvert, Jas. A. Wlneberger, Croaby S. of rulers, not to say hereditary monarch?. W ashing ton the founder and Lincoln the savior are without a peer. And each of others was of a fine American type, worthy of respect and regard. "Jn personal character, as In personal manners, our Presidents, we can proudly say, have expressed the national life. All *xcept, ?e?r*e Washington, who wnrlr .n ard ,Iovecl ?>'? have done their , he national capital. Ail of them took a friendly Interest In It, although Jef wh? ^fs President of our board of nlM?V???l 5.v?nly ?n? Wh? held a mu nicipal office The capital, though a sep arate municipal corporation and not part ?? * ,?_ national executive government, has m^lstrate * pccul,ar deling tor the chief non?ef Presidents since Washington, none has cared more for the capital or t *<fr Theo* affectionate admiration, than Theodore Roosevelt, the President of OTDoSt ?jpubllc with Its new power, opportun.tj and responsibility. The unloue and universal devotion of the country to nlm is well reflected here, where he Is be.t known as a man. Long mav It he services and"^ k?1' apprals(i h!p finished services and achievements, now so c-eat "ftr-3'61 apparently but begun. thev .the lm??rtals while ' h us. But. meanwhile we can see the statesman now best known and hon ored around the earth, honored mo*t as a peacemaker, the one whom we would we M.Sf.rtsrvsKr'xi American gentleman of the twentieth cen ,.r*?a Our Conntry and Our Flap. fuTturn t<f thMCFarland thCn Kave a tune" ,,, "? to the occasion by singing "Sweot kn-wn as long as sixty yeare 6 hdd iney are men w?:ose thought and life !?r,b1fn fuU of !ntegrlty," L declared "d'the aMf & been filled with industry welfare of our i)eloved clt i rue, ho continued, "not as an n-itm vo'ed1^ M? 8pt*nker- but a? a soldier de cltv In whfe,C?i!r"try' <3f;V0Ud to grand a? ^th^x^ bX rm w WhMl he I~ tor . ^ie1fral Y" 1!s?n Kav? a picturesque de scription of an incident of the night of the election when President McKlnley was Chosen as President. He was Dassin* ,t, rr?Ufili Lafayette square when search 1^1. ^ere p yJn? on fiaKs "own from the tops of some of the prominent hotels and S?,,ec.erin.e, *"as, n>?de the subject of a beau , . UJ. ^ to* the aspiring effect of a whEwy.- flag, to tho perpetuation of which the general had given the better part ?ni L ^ a pleasing story of a child who wanted to take the American Hag to bed because he had heard Ms father say that wherever an American citizen may be-at home or abroad-the tiag would pro teet nlm. "It has been my fortune." said General ^'??n. to know afteen Presidents of the l nlted States. I remember while borne on my father's shoulder of seeing the Inau gural procession of William Henry Harri son I remember especially well tho log cabin that was carried In the parade Nearly s>!xt>?-four years after that It was my pleasure and fortune to serve as chair man of the Inaugural committee that had oharge of the ceremonies attending the In auguration of our present President." He told an amusing story of how Presi dent Roosevelt had received a letter from an old friend of his who had served in the Rough Rider regiment saying ho was In trouble and needed his assistance. Tho o'd comrade of Rough Rider days stated that he was under arrest for the killing of his S;stor-ln-law, but he excused himself, say ing t^t he did not mean to kill his sister tn-law^as he wus s-ltooting at his wife when the fatal bullet missed its mark. Speaking of the President General Wilson declared: "I think we can trust him In anything and everything, I care not what it is." Paying a glowing tribute to the flag, he related an Incident of the south, in which a confederate, after the war was over, had declared that Lincoln was the greatest Of Americans, and with all of those who had fought with him under the stars and bars was ready to defend the old flag aa stead fastly as any one In the country Gen. Wilson's popularity In the associa tion was well attested by the warmth of the reception that was given him. The National Capital. Mr. Walter Humphries added greatly to [HABITANTS' ASSOCIAT 3enJ. "Wright, Benj. Reiss, Albert Grupe, J. T. Howard >.ves, AiUson N'aikir, jr., Robsrt S. Smith and J. D. < the entertainment by singing a German 1 drinking gong and the armorer's song of ' "Robin Hood." Then the toast of "Wash- j ington" was proposed, and Commissioner West was called upon to respond to It. Mr. t West gave a stirring speech, filled with am- ' bitlon and hope for the continuance of the ' work of beautifying the nation's' capital. J IIo said that just before coming to the din- J ner he had been interested in the c-onsidera- 1 tion of some plan that would give the city 1 clean and pure Potomac water. That in- 5 teres ted him, although he could imagine that his fellow-Commissioner, Mr. Macfar- 1 land', who had not much use for water as ! a beverage, would not feel quite as great Interest In It. Speaking of tho city, he 1 saldi "Washington is a beautiful city. It is a city we may all be proud of, and yet we will fail to appreciate what has been done for uC ' if we do not join to gether to make It more beautiful and more admirable in every way." I Mr. West spoko of the city as it was i whe he was a boy, of th? old horse cars < and when Mount Pleasant and even Dupont Circle were far out in the suburbs. He thought that even the Imagination of men who had seen the wonderful changes of third of a century would not be sufficient to depiot Uie city of the future. The Present Duty. "If It is to be the city we want it to bo," he said, "we must first of all follow the lines of Improvement that were laid out by the men who^founded it. That is the duty that falls upon us. The duty of this association is to impress this Idea upon Congress, which is the source of all our blessing as well as of all our woes. We want for one thing to Impress upon Con gress the need for providing more parks V , ?"n>'lne sections of the District, which is being rapidly built up without r,cservatlons such 8? li'e fathers pro vided for tne city within tho original boun dary lines. The city beyond the boundary Is growing as populous as within the boun dary and it Is being built up without re gard for the generations to come. In Lon don they have recently spent millions of aol:ars in tearing down houses and in straightening streets. This has been done at an enormous cost and it should have been done generations ago. We do not want to make the mistake that has been made In that great city, and yet we are tending in that direction. We do not want i hundred years to make a beau tiful \Vashington that we *houl'd begin ? ?-> T e ?'J buildings on the south side of Pennsylvania avenue should be torn ^?,w"' ^ou can picturo in your mind's eye what a magnificent panorama it would make when viewed from the Copitol or when looking eastwardly from 115th street to have the south side- of the avenue prop erly adorned. y ,''\1 'i1,^ ?/ the old houses that line the south sideof the avenue there should be rows of beautiful and simple buildings a?eAt-by, P;lrks Wo must ali . ngt0!1' beaullfuI as it la, is ?i?svtln*V" become a still more beaut/ful fi' can on'y become so by united who ,C.nHSta*t ?ffort 0,1 the part of those who understand the possibilities of the city as founded on wise plans. But while every man woman and child in the entiro coun try should feel a pride in the city, the men or this association, whose Interest goes back to their old homes here, shou.d feel a double interest and responsibility." Commissioner Biddle's Address. Mr. West's speech was warmly applauded. He was followed by Commissioner Biddle, who also reminded the association of the great work In which it could take a part. In some respects he said the city does not compare In its Improvements to some cities in other parts of the country, but there ) were deunlte reasons for the great reputa tion for beauty that it has acquired. Pie thought that was because all parts of the oity have received equal Improvement. Ths weU-paved streets and sidewalks and the i shade trees were not confined to one sec tion, as is often the case In other places, everywhere are to be found the same w de streets and everywhere the same attention improvements. The southeast, noitheast, southwest and northwest were art equally favored. But you should not overlook the fact that outside the old city limits the streets are not so wide," said Col. Biddle. "Out side the old city limits there are no scat tered parks as there are in the old city, 1 think, with Commissioner West, that the !^n?r Tk ta,k/ fp t,hle ma<ter and extend outside the old city lines the same class of mproyements that were provided within the oity when it was laid out the better it will be. If we do not do this now it will merely be left to be done at vastly greater cost fifty or a hundred years henc*." .?S? ? . n'<Jd'?'g remarks were accorded M greatest attention and he received a tribute of applause when he concluded. The City's uardlana. Major Richard Sylvester was called upon to respond to the toast, "Our City Guard Major Sylvester raid he had for twenty-three years been connected with the ? ??itd?Pi,artC<>?t District, so that X? 'ik.e v1*?.11* clalm hednc one ot the oldest inhabitant#. "I remember," he declared, "that at on* ION. and Rudolph Eichfcorn. Cathell. ;ime it was said In order to be ranked as >ne of the oldest inhabitants it was nec essary to have read the first issues of The Evening Star." , Major Sylvester reviewed the gTowth or '.he department of which he has been the *hlef for many vears, referring particularly o the time when it was under the command )f John Uoddard with a force of fifteen po lcemen Now it provides 670 men to care 'or the city. Major Sylvester Kave an tmusing narrative in the form of the story )f the forty-two years' sorvicft of Thomsa PitzKwald on the Baltlm-oro and Ohio rail road, which included many am us In 8f |a cl ients of the life of this "oldest inhab tant" of the road. His references were well received. ???a? President Naylor then proposed a to*" for the "Press." and called upon Mr. Crosby Noyes to respond. Mr. Noyes' Response. Mr. Crosby S. Noyes, when called upon :o respond to a toaBt. excused himself from making a speech on account of deficiency 3f voice, but sa^d he was most glad of the opportunity to be there to unite with the dear old friends of Au'.d Lang Syne in cele brating thlB memorable anniversary. The Oldest Inhabitants, he said, were a pretty tough lot of old fellows and die hard, but they could scarcely expect to be here sixty years hence to celebrate the centennial of the association. But they eouldhopeto have their descendants take up their work In behalf of good fellowship, good citizen ship and the Inculcation of a fervent spirit of patriotism. , And they could expect sixty years hence to look down from paradise (w ^re all the Oldest Inhabitants go as a matter of course) upon their successors engaged In celebrat in** the centennial annlveisary o* the a^so c'Dtlon wUh the same, zest that they were tonight celebrating this of forty years. And what a big city the Washington of sixty years henco will be, and correspond \upiv what a big body the Oldest Inhab Itants' Association of tlmt date will be. The hundreds of the present association u ili have grown to thousands, and tho ban uuetere on the occasion will need for their accommodation a building ot the full size nf the proposed inauguration stiuv/ture. This centennial celebration will be a won derful affair and It will be well worth the while of the angelic Oldest Inhabitants to lay down their harps to guzo upon the glorious spectacle. (Applause). Incidents in Life of Gov. Shepherd. Mr William R. Smith was called upon to and related some Interesting incidents connected with the life of Gov. Alexander R. Shepherd, who, he doclarcd, was a man that the association should honor for his great work for the District of Columbia. -There Is no man that the Oldest Inhabi tants should sing hosannas to, both loud and long, and the youngsters join the loud est In the chorus, than that of Alexander Shepherd, as the evolver and the developer of the nation's capital, our beloved citj, 3a,1'When ^hat 'master spirit' tool: hold of its improvements it entered on a new life, It became the joy and delight of all well regulated minds, lovers of Ub*rt/; crushed the enemies at home and abroad. \"o 'capital mover' ha* ev?n, dared to whisper such a thing since. It la now and will forever be 'tho home of the freest and most successful governing principle known ?? man ' It is the new hub of the universe, ?the new center of progressive civilization. "That courtly, kindly gentleman. ex Mayor Wallach, recommended a packing commission to Gov. Shepherd; he favored the plan and appointed the ^roe recom mended. They met and appointed your humble servant as chairman. It became my duty to call on Mr. Shepherd for In struction. Never will X forget the stronff. but kindly, manly way he delivered his in struction. From that moment we became fast friends, a friendship that will stir my aoul while memory lasts. "I saw that the contractors were doing sodding In the parking In a manner likely to bring disgrace on us both, and so re ported to him at his residence. Being In the hands of his barber, he wiped the lather from his mouth, and energetically directed me, in his usual forcible manner, to let him know who the scoundrels were, in writing, and he would make them sweat for It I did so. Treasury bills filed will show a saving of mnay thousands of dol lars on this account alone. "When home foes and traitors generated a hostile feeling to this truly great inan and to the improvements of tnis city, a olnt committee of the Senate and House nvestlgaied his doings. With stern* hos tile able men on It like Senator Thurman, Jere Wilson, etc., spending large sums o( money, they found nothing but vigor and ^'Tha^t a monument should be erected to Alexander Shepherd In this city goes With out saying. Thank God, our associate vice president, Mr. Crosby Noyes, and my kind friend for nearly fifty years Is, and has been 'the mainspring, the guiding stai^ that has secured that great and abiding lesson to the rising generation of cltlsens. "In the words of my dear old frlcna, sen fttor Crittenden, In his eulogy of Senator Pierce of Maryland, I adopt the words as mine on this occasion, 'May tte grass grow ireen on his grave and the row and the laurel flourish there.' " Name of Shepherd Applauded. When the name of Alexander R. Shepherd was spoken there was a round of applause and every reference to his work called forth expressions of approval. Mr. S. Thomas Brown was called upon . a"d briefly expressed his appreciation of the honor of an opportunity to address the as sociation. Dr. Farden responded to a call for a ? cpeech and reviewed some of the interes* I ing incidents of his long life here. He said he had come to this city forty-one years | when he was twenty-six years of age, to represent the political interests of his state, and he had formed a warm personal friendship with President Lincoln, whom hi- had never ceased to greatly admire. He spoke of his confidential relations with the martyr President and expressed his great admiration for him. Ke also spoke of the work of Governor Shepherd In the Improve ments of the District, and thought his fcroad ideas should be the inspiration for future Improvements. He assured the Commissioners that the members of the Oldest Inhabitants' Asso ciation were able to lend great assistance In pushing and in outlining the w rk for advancing the Interests of the District Ho I also spoke earnestly of the splendid servifcj that had been rendered the District by Gen i eral Wilson. He told how General Wilson had upon his suggestion removed the ob j Jectionable signs "Keep olt the grass." I Mr. Naylor Expresses Appreciation. The health of the president of the asso ciation, Mr. Allison Naylor, Jr., was then drunk, and Mr. Naylor expressed his ap preciation of the honor. "Having lived my life In this city and being surrounded, as I am, by friends, many of whom I have known from child hood, I esteem It one of the greatest priv ileges and the greatest honor to be elected your president. I trust my future life will be so devoted to your Interests that you will never have occasion to regret that I have held this office." Mr. J. D. Cathell was called upon to re spond to the toast, "Our Absent Friends." After paying a touching tribute to those who had "gone before," Mr. Cathell said he was especially pleased to know that there was an Improved method of keeping a record of members of the association on what Is called the "dead roll." rie hoped the association would soon take up In earnest the question of providing for it self a proper meeting place where all could jo and feel at home. He believed that such a project would prove a success If taken up actively. Mr. Cathell referred to his own age, being In his elghtyvnlnth year, and said that, be sides having years upon him his eyesight had practically failed him. But he showed how clearly he remembered the friends of old by many references to those he had known in this city in his younger days. The evening's entertainment was concluded by the singing of "Auld Dang Syne." Members of the association present were: Charles Allen, G. W. Arthur, G. W. An derson, S. Charles Brown, Charles Behrens, W. B. Brlttain, Sebastian Bauer, C, B. Bat ley, W. F. Brown, E. H. Bates. A. J. Bach!, A. G. Brust. H. Bennett, Z. Beresford, J. D. Cathell, C. B. Church, J. T. Chancey, H. T. Colton, F. G. Calvert, J. A. Connor. W. W. Chambers, M. G. Copeland, J. T. Clem ents, C. C. Casey, David Cissel, B. A. Co lanna, J. A. Clarkson, C. H. Calvert, J. Crossfleld, James Daley, Edward F. Droop, G. W. Dove, J. L. Dalley, D. D. Drane. W. H. Dennis, H. G. Davis, R. Eichhorn, R. M. A. Fenwlck, Thomas W. Fowler, W. H. Fuss, Weston Flint, A. P. Fardon, O. P. Fisher, J. T. Fenwick, W. G. Gallant, Jo seph Geier, Math Goddard, M. P. Gilbert, J. J. Georges, B. Gusdorf, Charles J. Gaw ler, Abram Hart, Daniel Hannan, G. D. Houck, J. T. Howard, F. T. Howe, G. W. Harvey, Samuel Houston, J. G. Heffner, G. Y. Hawsell, John Henderson, E. B. Hay, F. W. Hackett, G. H. Harries, M. W. King J. I. Keifer, A. W. Kelly, J. G. GIbly, D. S. Gamb, J. R. Major, John A. Miller, E. T. McMerhaney, G. A. R. McNeir, Allison Nailor. Jr., T. V. Noonan, C. 8. Noyes, Fred Peterson, R. A. PhillipB, W. B. Palmer, C. S. Price, A. H. Ragan, J. R. Riggles. Con rad Roeben, Rudolph Ravenburg, J. T. Sul livan, W. R. Smith, O. F. Smith, H. K. Simpson, L. P. Siebold, G. G. C. Slmms, P. H. Sheehey, Ed Shaw. F. H. Smith, J. H. Small, Jr., Rev. D. J. Stafford, Gilbert Thompson, S. N. Thome, W. B. Williams, B. C. Wright. Nieh. Watkins, J. G. Wright, W. H. Williams, J. C. Cost. RALLY OF THE RECHABITES. Number of Additions to Membership Roll Reported. John B. Henderson Tent, No. 1060, I. O. R., held Its largest meeting in several months last evening In Loyal Legion Hall, 10th street. Three candidates were admit ted to membership, making a gain of eighteen within six weeks. W. M. Hall of Hirmony Tent conferred the first degree upon eight candidates. It was voted to serve refreshments every evening during tho winter. Under the good of the order program Sergeant James T. Rollf of Har mony Tent served as chairman. Remarks were made during the evening by W. M. Hall of Harmony Tent, Edwin V. Bennett, John G. Qulglev, Henry Ehms, J. A. Clancy of Union Tent, Stacy M. Goforth, John W. Bainingham, George A. Rh'ne linrt, A. S. Woodland, J. W. Reynolds, W. M La Roche, S. S. Hessler, Jr.; Martin J. Ma honey of Harmony Tent, John Fogarty, Wesley Metcalf, J. P. Fogarty, J. C. Eller of Jolm Tent, Thomas F. Monahan, John I. Bunch, W. W. Cordell, John F. Day, Harry Bladen, Karl Hoffman and W. H. Le Strange of Harmony Tent. Mr. Le Strange urged the membership to attend the meetings every Sundav even ing which are being held under the direc tion of the agitation committee, stating that Harmony Tent had decided to meet at its tent room next Sunday evening and at tend in a body, wearing the full regalia of tho order. Purity Tont, No. 4, held a meeting at 5th and G streets in Rechablte Temple lost evening. Two candidates were admitted under the direction of Mrs. Blanche Sheck ells, chief ruler, W, W. Burlew urged upon the membership the importanoe of the meetings bc-ing hold by the agitation com mittee and predicted a successful cam paign during the next three months. Those who participated in the good of tho order were Mrs. Blanohe Sheckells, Miss Butler, Miss Nellie A. Rows, Mrs. S. Y. Bradley, Mrs. Markward, Mrs. Lidn P Murray, Mrs. Sue U. Snyder, Miss Pearl Boswell, Miss Louise Nash. Miss Mabel Markward. Miss Lina Newman, Frank Crcwn, W. B. Mills. J. W. Vanhorn Mr Fraber, Clarence Sheckells, Irving Sheck ells. Mrs. Marion R. Mahoney of Eastern lent, Mr. Measer of Nonesuch Tent Leo Burns of Victory Tent, C. J. Foster and S. S. Hessler, Jr., of Onward Tent. Mrs. Murray in her remarks stated that everything was in readiness for the accom modation of four hundred at "the country social to be given by the tent at Its open meeting next Thursday evening , ?as,' "'fL Chief Ruler John C. Moore left for Virginia yesterday afternoon He expects to organize two tents near R'ch mond. High Chief Ruler Cordell will leave ^fKeniU,Vkj'.,?n,sht- Ha may organise a tent in that state. CANAL COMMISSION. Order for Quarterly Session in This City. The President has issued an executive or der providing that the quarterly session of the Isthmian canal commission for Jan uary 1, 1900, may be held in the office of the commission In this city Instead of at the office of the governor of the canal zone on the Isthmus, as provided In the execu tive order of April 1 last. The President explained in the order that the ehanira in the place of meeting of the commission was made in view of the necessity of the com nil salon for considering the report of the ^l?ory board of engineers and the Im! inua" leaving so soon for the Isth Offlcial Apology to Bernhardt. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt received at Ot tawa, Ontario, yesterday, the following telegram from the premier, Sir .Wilfrid Laurler, who le in Quebeos "I regret, madams, more than I can say the acts of violence of which you and your company were the victims as you left Que beo. I only learned on my arrival here yesterday what had taken place the night before, and I express to you the universal regTet caused by behavior so unworthy of the well-known character of a olty po re markably oareful of Its renowned hospi tality and courtesy. As to what was said by the L'Evenment, pay no attention to It. It Is a newspaper which for me do? n*t count" FOR WOMEN ONLY. There are good and substantial reasons why intelligent people and physicians as well, employ Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription fot the cure of diseases and weakness peculiar to women. In the first place, it is not a cure all, serving only a singleness of pur pose, being a specific for one class of diseases only?those peculiar weaknesses and maladies incident to women. Besides it is the only medicine put up for sale through druggists for the curc of such mala dies, all the ingredients of which have the endorsement of leading medical practitioners and writers, as being the very best known remedies for the ailments for which "Favorite Prescription" is advised. All this will be learned to the reader's full satisfaction by perusing a booklet of extracts compiled by Doctor Pierce from standard authorities of the several "schools of practice, and which will be sent free to any ad dress on request for same, mailed to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. In the second place, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the only medicine for woman's peculiar weaknesses and affections, all the ingredients of which are printed upon the bottle wrapper in plain English, so that all who take it may know exactly what they are using. A further reason for the unprece dented popularity of the "Favorite Prescription" of Dr. Pierce for the special use of women is to be found in the fact that it contains not a drop of alcohol?pure, triple-refined glyc erine, of proper strength, being used instead, both for extracting and pre serving the medicinal principles ex tracted from such roots of native, medicinal, forest plants as are em ployed in its make-up. The printed formula will also bear witness that it contains no narcotics or other harmful or habit-forming drugs, be ing entirely made up of glyceric ex tracts of native American plants of marvelous efficacy in the cure of the diseases peculiar to women. Now, in this connection, it is well to bear in mind that, curious as it may seem, yet it is a fact that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the only medicine for the cure of wom en's peculiar weaknesses and mala dies that does not contain alcohol, and that, too, in large quantities. J his fact can be easily proven; and yet it is a fact well known to all the best physicians that alcohol, even in small quantities, when long contin ued, is very harmful, and especially so to weak, invalid, nervous women. While the effect of spirituous wines and liquors, sold under various en ticing names, may at first be to ex hilarate, brace up and unduly sup port the system for a brief time, yet a reaction comes sooner or later and the patient is worse off than before. Besides, a craving for alcoholic stimulants has gradually fastened itself upon the poor, deluded, suffer ing woman?a malady generally more to be dreaded than the original affliction. Furthermore, Dr. Pierce's Favor ite Prescription has a record of cures extending over a period exceeding one-third of a century and embrac ing more genuine cases of full and complete recovery than any other medicine in its line can boast of. Thousands have been saved from the operating table and the sur geon's knife by the use of this mar veloysly efficacious specific for woman's ailments. Other thou sands have escaped the disagreeable ordeal of the doctors' questionings and offensive examinations by tak ing this remedy and being cured in the privacy of their homes. It has cured thousands of bad, obstinate cases in which doctors had failed and in which cures were thought to be impossible. What it has done for others it will no doubt do for you, if similarly af flicted, and you give it a good, fair and faithful trial. In favor of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription being regarded away above the secret patent medicines of our time, is the frank, confiding, open, honest statement of its full composition, giving every ingredient in plain English, without fear of suc cessful criticism and with confidence that the good sense of afflicted wom en will lead them to appreciate this honorable manner of confiding to them what they are taking into their stomachs when making use of this medicine. ANNAPOLIS NOTES. Special Correspondence ef The Star. ANNAPOLIS, December 7, 1906. First Lieut. Nathan J. Shelton, 10th Bat tery, Field Artillery, U. S. A., stationed at Fort 8nelllng, Minn., arrived here today on sick leave, A baptismal service under unusual cir cumstances took place today. The ten days' old Infant eon of the late William H. Smith was baptized by the side of the cas ket containing the father's remains before the funeral services were held. Both cere monies were performed by the Rev. Karl Buff. The torpedo boat Strln?ham, with Com mander John C. Fremont, Naval Construc tor Wood-ward and Boatswain Anderson on board, sailed today for Solomon's Island, Md. The officers are to make an in?pec Uon of the steel floating dry dock Dewey, which la lying In the Patuxent river, be ing prepared for Us long voyage to the Phil ippines. The Dewey is to be used at the naval station at Olongapo. The governor appointed John M, Dunn a Judge of the orphans' court of Baltimore city, vice William J, O'Brien, deceased. Arrangements have been made with the American Society for the Extension of Uni versity Teaching for a course of lectures on the "Colonial rivalries of the great pow ers" by Ramsay Muir, M. A., staff lec turer In history and literature of the Lon don University, England. At a meeting of the board of manager* of the Emergency Hospital today Un. Joka If suffering from backache, side* ache, periodical headaches and othep recurring pains at more or less reg* ular intervals, disagreeable drains aj if from pelvic catarrh, sickening sen* sations, dizziness at times, monthly headaches, irregularities bearing* down or dragging-down sensation# in the lower abdomen or anv of th$ many kindred distressful and painful symptoms which accompany weaknesses, then you cannot find any remedy quite so perfectly adapt* ed for the cure of your malady aS Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription# Bear in mind, it is not a secret noS? trum, is not a patent medicine, tO the use of which most intelligent people object because of the clos? secrecy with which the formulae o| such medicines are held, and whioft no doubt are many times harmful itt the long run, especially as all thosO for women contain largo quantities of alcohol and ofttime's other objec* tionable ingredients. The only wise and safe course is to use only medlf cines of known composition, an<J which, like Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, contain no alcohol off harmful habit-forming drugs. The exact proportion of the sevtf oral Ingredients used in Dr. Pierco 9 medicines, as well as the working formula and peculiar processes, ap* paratus and appliances employed It! their manufacture, are withheld from publicity that Dr. Pierce's pro* prietary rights may not be infringed and trespassed upon by unprincipled imitators and those who may be pi* ratically inclined. For weak stomachs and the cort# seqtient indigestion or dyspepsia^ and the multitude of various dis? eases which result therefrom, nQ medicine can be better suited as ft curative agent than Dr. Pierce 8 Golden Medical Discovery. ThO Golden Seal root, Stone root, Man* drake root and Black Cherrybarlj entering into its composition are all recommended by such eminent an* thorities as Dr. Bartholow of Jeh ferson Medical College, Prof. John King, author of the "American Dis? pensatory;" Prof. John M. Scuddejv late, of Cincinnati; Dr. Wiliiatti Paine, author of Paine's Epitomyi of Medicine: Prof. Laurence John* son, M. D., Medical Dept., Univer* sity of N. Y.; Prof. Edwin M. Hale, M. D., Professor of Materia MedicH in the Hahnemann Mcdical College, Chicago, and many others, as reme dies for indigestion and dyspepsia, torpid liver, as well as bronctiiat. throat and lung affections, as will be seen from reading a little booklet recentlv compiled by Dr. R.V. Pierco of Buffalo, N. Y., who will send the) same on request by postal card OF letter to anv address free. This li$ tie booklet tells of what Dr. Pierce'fl celebrated medicines are made, ana gives the properties and uses ol each and every ingredient entering into their composition. Write Dfl, Pierce as above and receive It by re* turn post. Queen's root, or Stillingla, is atx ingredient entering into the "Golden Medical Discovery-" highly recorn* mended by several of the abovO mentioned authorities for the euro of chronic or lingering bronchial, throat and lung affections, publlo speaker's sore throat attended with hoarseness, dry, rasping cough and kindred affections. Not only lg Queen's root specific in its curative action in all these affections, but in "Golden Mcdical Discovery" it ia greatly assisted by the combination with it of Golden Seal root, StonO root, Black Cherrybark and Blood* loot, with which it is blended in just the right proportion. Sick women are invited to consult Dr. Pierce by letter free. Thereby they avoid the disagreeable ques# tioning from which most women shrink, as well as the still more re pulsive examinations which are gen? erally unnecessary. All letters oj consultation are regarded as sacred* ly confidential. Address Dr. R. V* Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. How to preserve health and beauty is told in Dr. Pierce's Com* mon Sense Medical Adviser. It is free. For a paper-covered copj; send Dr. Pierce as above directed 21 one-cent stamps to cover cost ol mailing only; for cloth binding stamps. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets euro bad, foul stomach and constipation and so help to cure nearly even- dis? ease of mankind. They regulate tone up and Invigorate Stomach| Liver and Bowels. W. Martin was elected president, Miss Kat# Randall, vice president- Mrs. J. C. Cresap, secretary; Mrs. George T. Feldmeyer, trea$? urer, Mrs. Warfleld, wife of the governor^ was present at the meeting and is a mem ber of the board. Simon B. Bransky of Baltimore called CIJ the governor today to urge the pardon of William C. Lee. convicted at the Septemb** term, 1903, in the criminal court Of Baltt more of assault upon one George Marley, and sentenced to si* months in Jail. Th$ governor ordered the case to be advertised for a final hearing next Thursday, Thomas F. Jarsey of Baltimore appeared before the governor In behalf of Frank 'Weber, sentenced November 83, JtKM. t6 serve eighteen months in the Maryland penitentiary by Judge Wright In the crlml? nal court of BalUmore. He was charged with the larcemy of VI from Mrs. Anm$ Nltzel. He has served inore than a year Ol his sentence and his application for pardoJX is recommended by all the Juror* who sal in the case. Decision was reserved. James W. Owens called on the governor to urge the pardon of Adolph B. Fossard? Jf., convicted at the September 'term, 19W)i Ot the criminal court of Baltimore If blg? amy, and sentenced to eighteen month* la the Maryland penitentiary. The case wlu be advertised for final hearing December 21. John Watson appeared before the govej# nor to urge the pardon of Charles Veaeejy colored, and the case will be advertised for final hearing December 21. The General Electric Company filed with the secretary of state at Albany, N. Y., yesterday, a certificate of Increase of capi tal stock from <48.325,500 to $00,000,000.