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SIP. W. <I" \' Kit WALTON OF THE SOCTH African Mi k>n will address I>r. Stearns' Bible c\hf?. nt Mr \>rn??n Place M.E. Church, Friday n? 11:30 A.m. Public invited. It* It AVImTIPT/RCHASED MR. R C. BROWN ING S Interest in the sole*. loan ami rent departments of the narrlson-BrownIng Co., the business will In re.tfter t>e conducted as "The Harrison Realty Company." the undersigned being res]K>nalble F. lely for all obligations of the new firm. Prank \ Harrlfl tradinf as TUB HARRISON REAL TV CO.. Heal Estate. Loans. Rents and Fire In 907 O Si n.w. Ja4-3t* XsTT B FKISSELL, PRINCIPAL OF HAMPTX.>N Institute. Va.. having ft niched twenty-five years' work, at the last anniversary, after a moat elo quent speech. l>r. Booker T. Washington present ed him, in the name of Russell E. Woort. trained nurse. with fflOo. which enabled him to take a trip abroad. RFSSELL E. WOOD, Skilled Nurse and Masseur, 4o7 <1 st. n.w. It* Excellent Iron-Clad Paint - a peerless roof tonic?fills seams and small holes - npkcs r<*?f h abaolttteljr water proof. Guaranteed. R / ?/ iTTfrp Export in 711 Q st. *n.w. j \^AJ 1 1 I-i\, Roof work. Phone M. 3710. iair>d We s've a written guarantee with every job of roof repairing and painting. It's Just like getting our insurance policy for satisfaction?for we assume all the responsibility. G rafton & Son, 714 .f?.T60 ja4-l(Nl YOUR SUIT? YOUR OVERCOAT? TO ORDER AT A GREATLY REDUCED PRICE. We've made sweeping reductions through out onr line of suitings and overcoat fabrics and will build your garments to order now for far less than regular prices. Reductions in this proportion: $25 Overcoats to order $17.T>0 $25 Suits to order $17.50 Tuxedo Suits to order ,...$20.00 Schwartz <& Pelzairaan, 505-507 7th Street. J:>4 2N1 How's Yoiar Piano??,,![t? >*? Just what's needed to make It as good as it ever | was. Employ our exj>erts. Q r i mm es' Pi a n o S tore, fl 2II2 F in 4 ?,j A Promt Shop That Will Serve Yoin Conscientiously - and give you the best work at the minimum cost. Judd & DetweMer,iNc.. THE BIO PRINT SHOP, 420 22 11th St. Ja4 -10d Bussy SiappSyang Glass. You'll fln?l us prepared to supply any size or kind of glass vou want. Consult us. E. J. Murphy Co., Inc., l^JitV;3^hy ja4-tkl Any Kind off Bookbinding ?you desire can be done in ?our plant. Flexible and hard ?binding, ledgers ruled to order, ?lettering, etc. LOWEST prices. Gee. E. Howard,? fl4 B2thst. PRINTER ENGRAVER AND BOOKBINDER. j?4-d.eSu,14 We CorrectJy ENGRAVE ?Reception, dinner and guest ?cards, menus, wedding invita ?tious, etc. Lowest prices - consistent with artistic workmanship and finest materials. Remember, we've our own plant and can Insure prompt work. W.M. BALLAXTYXE & SONS, Bookseller?. Stationers acd Engravers, 428 7th st. jal-th.s&tu-14 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED ?in domestic progress you'll find it instructive to inspect the large line of ELECTRICAL AP PLIANCES?COOKING I TENSILS and htnne comforts displayed here. All are welcome. Nat'[Electrical Supply Co., 1330 NEW YORK AVE.4* ja \ d.eSn-10 SPECIAL NOTICE. <>N ANI) AFTER JAN. 1." we shall occupy, in conjunction with our present quarters, the bales rooms 402,4(03,405 Hth St.N.W. ?recently used by the King Paper Co. Alterations connecting the o!d and n?w quarters are under way. Eo MORRISON PAPER CO. 1009 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. Jald.eSu-14 ~XTer i- fic 'r pen FOR BOOKKEEPERS. ? TKItFECT KESEKVOIR COMMERCIAL TENS" write 150 words to each dip and give bookkeep ers 20 minutes' continuous service. All styles; fl.00 per 100: box of 20 by mail, 30c. Sample sent free on request. DEVoY PHILLIPS CO.. Patentees and Makers. CiC^rv Agent, at Baruch's Cigar and ? VUlIMULVlL, Newsstand, 031 0th st. .1a4 lm 10 Legal Blanks Justices of the peace with 90,000 blanks?assorted. The complaint and summons will not be furnished by justices. Real estate men and owners will do well to get ooj mm il prl ? on lots of 200 and over. S. E. TomUosoini,^0L,M",nw2534. Ja2 th.Sa.tu,45t THE RFXU LAR SEMI ANN I AL DIVIDEND OF three t3i f't has been declared by the Washing ton and Virginia Stock Yard and Abattoir Com pany, payable January 10. Transfer books closed from January 3 to January 10. inclusive. \V. <J. CARTER, LOUIS P. KKEY, President. Secretary. Ja3 2t CEKM.W AMERICAN" Bl ILDINO ASSOCIATION. No. S.- Membe:s of the above association are hereby notified that the sixteenth- annual meet ing will l.e held Thursday. January 4. at 7:30 P in., at the office. No. 300 II st. (i.e., for the payment of dues and election of officers for the ensuing year. P. VIERBI'OHEN, Sec't'y. Ja3-2t Your Heating Plant - will be put 1n perfect condition without delay by ! our expert steam filters. Work guaranteed. BIggs Heating Co., Ja:t-fid Have You Seen Peake the Glass Expert?about having Window Panes I ii la! Consult bin st once. Elver; size glass Mid. \\',T? r I>mb? Southeast H5ul*a.ave.se. v\ 111. v_-. I luKt, Glass Depot. 'Phone E. 39. ja3-Cd CobertEm, Latrobe Expert. Consult us at once if tlie latrobe is not heating properly. We'll put it in A1 condition for little. i V^Kp'rtU Practical Tinner. H12 14th st n.w. V-UOCriH, Stove Expert, Phone Maiu 2739. Ja^-rtd "Roof Painting <& Repairing Why a new roof w hen we'll make the old roof a* good as new V Consult us. ( *Vw?tnw-ol Ro??f Paint Co. T. J. I?onovan. Mgr. 1108 G st. n.w. Formerly 1333 F n.w. Ja3?d Any Trouble Heating the MfMltQP? xl* ???*c nt your furnace or la tribes and suggest a remedy for their defects. HCTCHINSON A: McCARTUY. 530 10th st. Ja3 tid THE ANNI AI. MEETING OF THE STOCK HOU) ers ?of the I liion Trust Company of the District of Columbia for the election of directors for the ensuing year will be held on Tuesday, January 9, lOOH, at lhe office of the company. No. 1414 F *f. n.w.. Washington, D. 0., at one o'clock p m. The polls will be open from one to two o'clock p.m. Transfer l?ooks will l>e closed from January I, 1900. to January 14. 1906, both davs inclusive. Ja2.4A> OEOltOE IV FLEMING. Secretary. NOTICE THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ?tockholders of the Cranford Paving Company will be held :?t its office. 2620 E st. n.w.. Wash ington, I>. C., at 12 o'clock in., ou Tuesday, the 9th day of January, 1906. J. H. CRANFORD, President. H. S IIOrGIITON, Secretary. Jan2-6t AGENCY FOR DR. JAEGER'S W( )RLD - R EXOWNED PURE WOOL UNDERWEAR. TYSSOWSKfi BROS., 720 l.vrn ST. Shirt Makers aud up to date Furnishings for Men. Ja2 tf.eSu 10 TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE WASHING ton Loan and Trust Company: The regular an i tial meeting of the stockholders of the Wash ington lioan and Trust Company for the election of directors for the ensuing year will be held at the offlf e of said company on Tuesday. January 9, 1006. between the hours cf 12 o'clock neon end 2 o'clock p.m. d<-23,;al&4 ANDREW PARKER. Treasurer. to. TL'ROFF K CO.. JEWELERS AND OPTICI aus. 1702 14th st n.w We have been. doing repairing for over 12 years, and to onr knowledge | has proven satisfactory. Just give ua a trial, j All work warranted, called for and delivered. nol2-90t.fi SPECIAL NOTICES. OFFICE OF THE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE Company of the District of Columbia. Washing ton December 30. 1908.?The annnal meeting of the MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA will be held on the THIRD MONDAY In January (the 15th) ?t th"? office of the company. No. 002 Pennsylvania are. n.n. commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. By the charter of the company the election of seven managers to conduct the affairs of the com pany la required to be held at the above meeting. By the sixth article of the by-laws of the com pany it >s provided: "At the annual meeting of the company, the first business in order shall be the appointment of a chairman, who shall conduct the meeting and election in accordance with the act of Incorporation, between the hours of 9 o'clock a.m. and 6 p.m." Amount of premium notes $2,689,739.50 Amount of cash on hand Securities ^?'??2'S2 Real estate 79,500.00 Office furniture and fixtures 500.00 Losses by fire, adjusted and pald....^ ^ 7,930.73 The annual statement will be ready for distri bution at the office of the company about January 13, 1900. By order of the Board of Managers. de31-lflt L. PIERCE BOTELKR, Secretary. WATCH REPAIRING?NOTE THESE SPECIAL prices: Watches cleaned, 75c.: mainsprings, 75c.: crystals (thick or thin). 10c. Swiss watches and French clocks a specialty. All work warranted. MAX C.HEENBERC;. 523 10th st. n.w. de29 d.eSu THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOCKHOLD ers of the Capital Traction Company for the elec tion of directors will be held at the office of the company, 30th and M sts. n.w.f on WEDNES DAY, January 10. 1906. The pnlls will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. G. T. DUNLOP, President. H. D. CltAMPTON, Secretary. de20-15t COAL. COAL. RT r,P A <~TT Highest grade co?l on market ?J* ?t low price,. Yard and office cor- 4th and F n.c. 'Phone East 233. dell 80t?3 THE WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY?THE annual meeting of the stockholders of the Wash ington Market Company will be held la the of fice of the company. In the 7th ?treet wing of Center market. In the city of Washington, D. O.. at 12 o'clock noon on the first Monday, being the FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1B00, for the choice of thirteen directors to cerve the ensuing year, and to act on any other subject within the power of the corporation that may be brought before the meeting. FRANK G. WILKIN'S. Secretary. Washington, D. C.. December 16, 1905. delT-tf SPIRITUALISM. MRS. ZOLLER, SPIRITUAL MEDIUM, 720 10TH ST. N.W. SEANCES FRIDAY EVENINGS. PRIVATE INTERVIEWS DAILY. anl0-s.tu.th,67t* THE POST SAYS: MR. KBELER. 018 H KT.. stands flt the bead of the profession. Private interviews daily. Interesting public seance In the light Friday night. ja2-4t* FAIR. Colder Tonight and Friday; Fresh Westerly Winds. Forecast till 8 p.m. Friday?For the District of Columbia, Delaware and Mary land, fair and colder tonight and Friday; fresh westerly winds. For Virginia, fair and colder tonight. Friday fair, colder In eastern and central portions; fresh southwest to west winds. Minimum temperature past twenty-four hours, 38; a year ago, 30. Weather conditions and general forecast ?The area of low pressure central Wednes day morning in Missouri has mover north eastward to northern Lake Superior with greatly increased intensity. It has been attended by enow with high winds and gales in the lake region and throughout the iippe. Mississippi valley. The snow l#.s ceased, except along the upper lakes, and the winds have abated somewliat. Rain has fallen quite generally In connection with this storm east of the Mississippi and south of the lakes. In New England, the northern portion of the middle Atlantic states and along the lower lakes rain Is still falling. It is colder In the Ohio and lower Missis sippi valleys and the east gulf states, and considerably warmer in the Rocky moun tain region and northeastern districts. The Lake Superior storm will drift north ward and cause unsettled weather, with rain or snow In the lower lake region and upper Ohio valley during the next thirty six hours; elsewhere in the Washington forecast district fair weather with some what lower temperatures will prevail. The winds along the middle Atlantic coast will be brisk southwest to west; on the south Atlantic coast fresh southwest erly, and on the east gulf coast light to fresh westerly. The following heavy precipitation (in inches) has been reported during the past twenty-four hours: Washington, 3.10; Mont gomery. 120; Asheville, 1.0-1; Richmond, 1.02; Raleigh, 1.10; Charlotte, 1.60; Atlanta, 1.20; Dubuque, 1.20; Charles City, 1.30; New York, 1.64; Philadelphia, 1.58; Jack sonville, 1.46; Savannah, 1.24; Thomasville, Oa., 1.30; Lynchburg, 2.10; Mount Weather, 1.02; Riverton, Va., 1.10. Steamers departing today for European ports v.ill have fresh to brisk southwesterly winds and rainy weather to the Grand Banks. Records for Twenty-four Hours. The following were the readings of the thermometer and barometer at the weather bureau for the twenty-four hours beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday: Thermometer?January 3, 4 p.m., ?!0; 8 p.m., 44; 12 midnight, 44. January 4, 4 a.m., 40; 8 a.m., 53; 12 noon, 55; 2 p.m., 59. Maxi mum, Si>, at 2 p.m., January 4; minimum, 38, at 2 a.m., January 3. Barometer?January 3, 4 p.m., 20.89 ; 8 p.m., 29.IW; 12 midnight. 29.54. January 4, 4 a.m.. 29.41; 8 a.m., 29.34; noon, 29.3i; 2 p.m., 29.30. Tide Table. Today-Low tide, 9:37 a.m. and 10:20 p.m.; high tide, 3 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide, 10:23 a.m and 11:10 p.m.; high tide, 3:50 a.m. and 4:11 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today?Sun rose 7:19 a.m.; sun sets 4:50 p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises 7:19 a.m. Moon sets 2:28 a.m. tomorrow. The City Lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all ligiited by thirty minutes after sunset; ex tinguishing begun one hour before sunrise. All arc and Incandescent lamps lighted fif teen minutes after sunset and extinguished forty-live minutes before sunrise. Hotel Arrivals. Raleigh?H. F. Bingham and Mrs. Bing ham, Buffalo, N. Y.; F. D. Fairbanks, Bos ton; J. G. Crowell, Philadelphia; W. H. Helmer, Buffalo, N. Y.; S. K. Knox, New York city; W. L. Hill, ITnlted States navy. Shoreham?O. A. Beldler, Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. J. Stowle, New York city; Mrs. T. K. Hill, Connellsville, Pa.; S. F. Potters, Penn sylvania; Charles G. Bennett, Brooklyn, N. Y.; George N. Gardner, New York. New Willard?R. Sha-rpe and Mrs. Sharpe, Atlanta. Ga.; W. J. Hawberl, New Haven, Conn.; J. K. Hamilton, Toledo, Ohio; S. S. George and Mrs. George, Baltimore; Dr. H. P. Willeas and Mrs. Willeas, New York. Arlington?E. N. Goding and Mrs. Goding, Boston; F. N. Stares, Columbia, Mo.; N. W. Denning and Mrs. Denning. Chicago; Miss Gilysen, Philadelphia; C. O. Kimball, New York; E. Y. Shearer, York, Pa. Ebbitt?J. J.-Staydal, Liberty, Mo.; A. Stiffel, Philadelphia; \V. II. Stacy, Boaton; J. A. Coley and Mrs. Coley, Philadelphia; C. J. Le Carles and R. D. Potts, United States army; Thomas Flagler, Fort Benton, Mont. Riggs?C. C. Whitman. Boston; J. D. God frey, New York; J. F. Ruth, ConnellsviLo, Pa"; Willis G. Dawden, Newark. N. J.; Rep resentative F. A. Hopkins and Mrs. Hop kins, Kentucky; W. F. Randall and Mrs. Randall, Philadelphia. Ntormandie?J. R. Lewis and Mrs. Lewis, Buffalo; Mrs. Agnew. Buffalo; Mrs. George M. Bagiby, New York; E. S. Meade and Mrs. Meade. Philadelphia; Mrs George B. Chrisiman, New York; M. T. M. Chrtstman, New York. St. James?John Whittey, Brooklyn, N. Y.; S. I. Neian, Bridgeport, Conn.; Williajn Hughes, Paterson, N. J.; F. A. Carter, Alli ance, Ohio; Ed. Green, Lima, Ohio; J. H. Foster and Mrs. Foster. Pawtucket, R. I.; R. F. Wiley, Chicago; H. L. Osgood,* New York; Frank Reese, Boston, Mass.; R. M. Johnson, Philadelphia; E. G. Reynolds, Bom-bay. N. Y. Hotel Gordon?T. B. Booth, Boston; Miss Kershaw, Philadelphia; William Waller and Mrs. Waller, Washington; Dr. D. W. Gran berry and Mrs. Granberry, East Orange, N. J. A Most Exciting Tale. The London Bookseller says of "Curly;" "Spun with a vivacity that forcibly re minds us of Bret Harte. The narrative 13 told (in his own uncouth yet humorous lan guage) by one 'Chalkeye,' a typical cowboy, reckless, yet good-heartei The tale Is real ly most exciting, and it Is told in a naive manner which arouses the interest and ex cites the risibility of the reader to a marked extent." "Curley" will be published as a dally serial In The Star, the opening chap ters appearing Saturday. Representative Adams and His Whipping Post Bill. HIS BRIEF TALK ON IT Says It Can't Be Laughed Out of Court. AN IOWA POSTMASTERSHIP Mr. French is in Some Umbarrasment Over the New Policy?A Lock Breaker's Bequest. Congress being in session today and those distinguished gentlemen of the national legislature who while calling at the White House, are Inclined to be long on respects and short on information, being otherwise engaged, the White House drowsed in the Spring sunshine and callers were few and far between. Still, there were several in cidents of a'most national significance whlcn did their little bit to break the tedium of this unstrenuous January 4. One of the White House attaches found a modest and blushing wood violet under a sheltering tuft on the grassy slope opposite the door of the executive offices. At least he said he did. and as he had a violet to back his assertions there were no pronounced dis senters. It Is to be regretted, however, that a hastily organized expedition which went out on a search for arbutus and black-eyed Susans In the White House grounds failed to bring back any additional evidence of the fact that a misplaced spring has arrived In this vicinity. "Bertie" Adams Calls. The good wive3 of Washington whose husbands are more vigorously and strenu ously demonstrative than is considered good form In polite society will be delighted to learn that Representative Robert Adams of Pennsylvania, known to his friends and colleagues by the familiar and affectionate appellation of "Bertie," was a caller at the White House this morning. Despite an unkind impression to the con trary, this is not Mr. Adams' first term in j Congress. In fact, he is quite In the way of being a veteran legislator, and those who doubt this assertion may find ample substantiation in Mr. Adams' charmingly written autobiography in the Congressional Directory. From this it appear that this is Mr. Adams' seventh term in Congress, and that he has done several quite important things while a member of that body. But whatever Mr. Adams may have done ?in the past has apparently been dwarfed in public estimation by his most recent feat, that of introducing in the House a bill providing for the punishment of the j wife beaters of Washington at the whip ping post. Mr. Adams is a bachelor, but he ?becomes quite indignant when it is sug gested that this fact has anything to do with his attitude in the matter. Mr. Adams says he didn't talk about the whipping post and the cat-o'-nine tails with the President. It is learned on reli able authority that the Pennsylvania rep resentativo merely called to pay liis re spects. ? "You can't laugh this case out of court, said Mr. Adams to a Star man, using the broad "a" with telling effect. "The Presi- j dent, the District Commissioners and the | chief of police all indorse my bill. I shall push it and think it has a good chance of passage." Then Mr. Adams resumed his goloshes and tripped down the White House walk just as if this were his first term in Congress instead of his seventh. Some Other Callers. Representative French of Idaho called upon the President this morning to see about the postmastership at Nampa, Idaho. The policy recently determined upon of con tinuing presidential postmasters in office as long as their service is meritorious has af fected the situation at Nampa, for prior to the promulgation of the policy Mr. French had been asked to name a man for the position. But the republican state com mittee didn't send in the name until after the policy had been announced. Mr. French this morning asked the Presif^nt if it would not be possible to exempt this particular case, and Mr. Roosevelt has promised to give'the matter his attention. Representative James McLachleiKof Cali fornia called on the President this morn ing to pay his respects and present a friend. Representative Jesse Overstreet of Indiana was another visitor. He had plenty of re spects but no friend to present. A Lock-Breaker. A young man whose specialty is breaking out of Jail with the permission of the au thorities, called at the White House today. He didn't see the President, but told As sistant Secretary Barnes that he was trying to secure permission to open the treasury vaults, Just to show it could be done. Ac cording to his story, he has opened the pri vate vault at Nijni Novgorod, where the Czar of all the Russias keeps his loose change, and the banks at Berlin and Mauen strausse, where some money and the im mensely valuable paintings, operas, poems, musical compositions, embroidery, knitted socks and other things which are the work of the German Emperor's own two hands, are stored. The lock expert's request will be given due consideration. Today's Presidential Nominations. The President today sent the following nominations to the Senate: St?te? Secretary of legation and.consul general at Tangier, Morodco?Hoffman Philip of New York. Consul general at Dalny. Manchuria?John Edward Jones, District of Columbia. Consuls?Henry A. Barber, Maryland, at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Chester C. Mercury, Massachusetts, at Managua, Nicaragua; Richard W. Austin, Tennessee, at Glasgow. Scotland. I Treasury Surveyor of customs, port of St. Louis, Mo.?Charles F. Callonkamp. Collector of customs, district of Machlas, Me.?Frank L. Shaw. Collector of customs, district of Newbury port, Mass.?Hiram P. Mackintosh. Interior? Secretary of Oklahoma?Charles H. Tilson. Agent for the Indians of tha Osage agency, in Oklahoma?Rot Millard. Registers land offices?Frank C. Sick les, at El Reno, Okia.; Alplia E. Hoyt, at Sundance, Wyo. Receivers of public moneys?Thomas R. Reid. at El Reno, Okla.; Robert R. Herron, at Lander, Wyo.; Levi R. Davis, at Sun dance, Wyo. Justice?Attorney for the distriot of Massachusetts?Asa P. French. Also a number of appointments and pro motions in the army, navy, revenue cutter and marine hospital service. f " ? l? INSTALLATION POSTPONED. Anti-Saloon League Ceremonies De layed by Illnes of Mr. Ewin. The enforced absence of the president elect, Mr. James L. Ewin of the Anti-Sa loon League, by illness, and the inclement weather last night caused postponement of the exercises of Installation of the league officers. The chair was filled by Mr. Own P. Kellar, first vice president of the league. The report of Mr. Albert E. Shoemaker, attorney for the league, showed a large number of applications for license held up by the board of excise for cause. Delegates from new societies were form ally received as follows; Mr. Joseph T. Farr for the Grand Council of the Inde pendent Order of Jonadabs. Rev. D. L. Blakcmore, pastor of Epworth Church, from the Northeastern Ministerial Asso ciation of Workers Against the Renewal of License; Mrs. Don P. Blaine of Blooming dale "J" and Mr. John M. Gibson of Cal vary Baptist Church. Delegate W. L. Blackford of Eastern Star Lodge of Good Templars tendered Ma resignation as chap lain and Rev. Charlea H. Butler was elect ed to fill the vacancy as chaplain of the ler.gue. By a rising vote the league put Itself on record unanimously In the Indorsement of the Webber bill now before Congress for the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of Intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia. A fine cut glass vase was on exhibition? a gift to Mr. Ewln from the league. WANTS TO FEUD HER SON. Mrs. W. E. Wilson of Hoboken, N. J., Appeals to Local Police. "God alone knows how 1 am suffering and this .suspense and anxiety will kill me if I do not soon hear from my boy," said Mrs. W. E. Wilson of 120 Maple street, Hoboken. N. J., In a letter received yesterday by Capt. Boardman. The writer of the letter displayed anxiety for the safety of her son, William Wilson. who wrote to her from this city tjie day after Christmas. Her son. she states, was on his way home from North Carolina, and in the letter she received from him that was mailed In this city ho told her he would send her another letter as soon as he reached Philadelphia. Noth ing has been heard from him since he mailed the letter from this city and his mother fears the worst has happened to the boy. NEWS FROM LEESBURG. Marriage of Mr. Fraser and Miss Gib son?Other Weddings. Special Correapondence of The Star. LEESBURG, Va., January 8, 190(5. The marriage of Miss Harriet Aldridge Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Gibson of this county, to Mr. James Hamilton Eraser of Georgetown-, 8. C., took place at high noon today at "Edgehill," the home of the bride's parents, near Water ford. The ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Charles T. Herndon of Hamilton, Va? was witnessed only by the relatives and attendants of the young couple. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attended by Miss Jean Byrd Page of Rapldan, Va., as maid of honor and by six of her most Intimate girl friends as bridesmaids. These were Miss Mary Mar shall of Washington, Miss Louise McAdams of Baltimore, Miss Frances Chew of Charlestown, Va., and Misses Anne Preston, Prances Perry and Virginia Bowie of Lees burg. The best man was Mr. Rees Ford Fraser of South Carolina, and the 6lx groomsmen were Mr. Harry Preston Gibson and Dr. John A. Gibson, brothers of the bride; Mr. H. H. Gardener of South Caro lina, Mr. Thomas Williamson of Frederick City, Md.; Mr. Walter Izard of South Caro lina and Mr. Wilson Fraser of South Caro lina. The bride was beautifully gowned in a handsome creation of satin crepe, elabo rately trimmed In seed pearls, and carried a largo bouquet of lilies of the valley and bride's roses. The maid of honor and the six maids were becomingly attired In ex quisite frocks of white sifk and carried large bouquets of white carnations. The bride's going-away gown was of blue broad cloth, with hat to match. After the wed ding breakfast was served Mr. and Mrs. Fraser left for Point of Rocks, where they took the train for an extended southern trip. On thear return "they will reside at Georgetown. S. C. The marriage of Miss Sallle English, daughter of Mr. J. R. English of HIHsboro, this county, to Mr. J. B. Gossman of Con necticut. was performed at Hlllsboro yes terday by Rev. George W. Stalling*. Rev. W. M. Waters of the Methodist Church South of Hillsboro perform^ the marriage ceremony recently of Miss Annie May Lemon, daughter of Mr. Henry Lemon living near Hlllsboro, <to Mr. J. O. Wood, son of J. O. Wood, sr., of Orange county, Va. The marriage took place in Hiilslxiro. The board of supervisors of Loudoun county, which has been in session in the court house in Iyeesburg for the last two days, has adjourned Its meeting. It was an unusually interesting session and quite a good deal was accomplished. Miss Mary Arthur Kendall n ml Messrs. Charles F. Harrison, Gordon Janney and Thomas O. Fendall attended the George town Assembly In Georgetown, D. C., on Monday night. I)r. and Mrs. James W. Morris left yes- j terday for Norfolk. Va.. where Dr. Morris ?will become rector of Christ Episcopal Church of that place. That church has one I of the largest and most wealthy oongrega- I tions in the state. Fines Imposed Upon Two. By making engagements with two girls at the same place and at the same time Ar thur Keys, colored, precipitated an alter cation. The result of the trou-ble was the arrest of Cella Keys and Sophia Johnson, both colored, on a charge of assaulting Pearl Keys December 30. The incident came to the: notice of Judge Kimball this morn ing, and he imposed a fine of $20 upon Cella Keys, and Sophia Johnson was given a fine of $10. Cella Keys went to her husband, Arthur Keys, a few days before the trouble men tioned and asked' him to give her some money for the stove belonging to her, which he had broken. He told her to meet him on Canal street southwest Saturday evening. Meanwhile Arthur Keys mad? another en gagement to meet Pearl Keys, a distant rel ative, at the same time and place. The two girls met, but the wife was surprised to see her husband giving money to the other girl. She did not like It and tried to get her rights by force. Celia's sister. Sophia John son, Joined In the fray also. Officer Leach of the fourth precinct heard of the trouble and made the arrest of the parties. Raisin Crop Sold to Packers. FRESNO, Cal., January 4.?The entire raisin crop in the hands of the California Raisin Growers' Company has been sold to packers on a 3-cent basis. By the con cluding of this sale is ended a season of un rest in the raisin business. At 'the begin ning of the season a combination was formed between the grokers' company and several packers. The price was set too high and the result was that the Growers' Com pany was unable to market its raisins. Museum Directors to Meet. PITTSBURG, Pa., January 4.-Dr. W. J. Holland, director of the Carnegie Museum in this city, recently appointed to arrange for a preliminary meeting of representa tives of all the museums of Importance in North and South America, announced to day that the meeting would be held May 15 In the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Strange Japanese Crime Solved. VICTORIA, B. C., January 4.?News was received from Tokio by the Empress of Japan yesterday that the Japai eso police have solved a strange crime when -proving the murder of the celebrated Japanese poet, Nezel Noguchi, by Osaburo Noguchit, an adopted son. It was found that some years ago Osaburo murdered a boy and cut a piece of flesh from his victim to make soup, which he fed to his foster parents, who were leprous. He did so because he read that soup made from human flesh would cure leprosy. Resigned Foreign Board Secretaryship Special Dispatch to The Star. SPARTANBURG, S. C.. January 4.? ly low prices and afterward resell them Va., has resigned as corresponding secre tary of the foreign mission board of the southsrn Baptist convention. Dr. Botnar, who is visiting here, says he takes the step on account of declining health. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK, January 4.?The steamer Philadelphia, from Southampton and Cher bourg for New York, 13 reported as having been In communication by wireless tele graph with the station at Cape Race, N. F., at 3:20 a.m. The Philadelphia will prob ably dock about noon' Saturday. The steamer Minnehaha, from London for New York, is reported as having been in communication by wireless telegraph -with the station at Cape Race, N. F., at 0 a.m. The Minnehaha will probably dock about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. HAVRE, January 4.?Arrived: La Lor raine, New York. THE COURT RECORD United States Supreme Court. Proceedings after The Star went to press yesterday: Present, the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Harlan. Mr, Justice Brewer, Mr. Justice Baown, Mr. Justice White, Mr. Justice Peckham, Mr. Justice McKenna, Mr. Jus tice Holmes and Mr. Justice Day. No. 4. Original. The state of Missouri, complainant, agt. the state of Illinois et al.: argument concluded by Mr. Herbert 8. Hadley for the complainant. The day call for Thursday, January 4. 1s aa follows: Nos. 4 (original). 340 (and 341). 381 (and 382, 383, it?4, 385, 490. 401 and 402), 223. 350. 241. 331 (and 3!2. 333, 334. 335 and 33C). 407 (and 453, 454 and 493), 178 and 346 (and 347 and 348). Court of Appeals. Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Morris and Mr. Justice McComas. 1586. Brandenburg agt. District of Co lumbia; writ of error to United Statea Supreme Court prayed by Mr. E. C. Bran denburg for appellant allowed and bond fixed at $300. 1585. Martin agt. District of Columbia; writ of error to United States Supreme Court prayed by Mr. E. C. Brandenburg for appellant allowed and bond rtxed at 1300. 1C28. Barnes agt. District of Columbia: passed until February. 1010. Gassenheimer agt. District of Co lumbia; argument commenced by Mr. F. J. Hogan for plaintiff In error; continued by Mr. J. F. Smith and Mr. E. H. Thomas for defendant in error, and concluded by Mr. M. F. Mangan for plaintiff In error. 1023. Gelst et al. agt. United States; ar gument commenced toy Mr. J. A. O'Shea for appellants; continued by Mr. J. 8. Easby Smith for appellee, and concluded by Mr. L. P. Harlow for appellants. 1538. Starkweather agt. Jenner et al.; motion for order requiring heirs at law of deceased defendants, Cole and Duvall, to become parties to suit submitted by Mr. R. P. Evans In support of motion. District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT NO. 1?Justice Anderson. Williamson agt. Davis; appearance of ab sent defendants ordered; complainant's so licitor, L. C. Williamson. Ramsburg agt. Rumsburg; Instructions to trustee; complainant's solicitor, W. A. Me loy. Collins agt. Collins; dismissal of bill; com plainant's solicitor. E. L. Gies; defendant's solicitor, W. C. Balderston. Northwest Eckington Improvement Com pany agt. Campbell; dismissal of bill In part; reference to auditor; appeal; bond, $100; complainant's solicitors, Ralston & Slddons; defendant's solicitor. J. Ridout. Caoe agt. Caoe; motion overruled; com plainant's solicitor, R. II. McNeill- defen dant's solicitor, H. E. Davis. Cushman agt. Cushman: demurrer sus tained; bill dismissed; appeal: bond, $100; complainant's solicitor, L. -P. Loving; de fendant's solicitor, W. H. Roblson. Cook agt. Cook: reference to Examiner Fitnam and E. L. Gies appointed to de fend; complainant's solicitor. G. A. Kahn. EQUITY COl'RT NO. 2?Justice Stafford. Farrall agt. Farrall; leave to file replica tion nunc pro tunc and divorce a vin. mat. granted; complainant's solicitor. H. Hoi lander; defendant's solicitor, J. E. Potbury Kelly agt. Kelly; leave to file replication nunc pro tunc granted: complainant's so licitor, H. Hollander; defendant's solicitor J. L,. Potbury. CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1-Justice Barnard \\ oodward & Lothrop agt. Alexander; judgment by default; plaintiff's attorney John B. learner. Grandison agt. Washington Railway and Electric Company; on trial; plaintiff's at torneys, J. S. Whltt and Charles Toe; de fendant s attorneys, C. A. Douglass and G. P. Hoover. ngt' Washington, Alexandria and Mount \ ernon Railway Company; verdict forJPlalntiff for *250; plaintiff s attorneys. 1 hompson At Laskey and R. E. Mattingly defendant s attorney. A. A. Hoehling. ir. ' ,Perna a?t. Baird; judgment of justice of E SPDuvan, jrmCd; defendant's attorney. T'n^'-oV F0l"RT~*0. 1?Justice Gould. I nited S.ates agt. Heinricli Becker em bezzlement; bench warrant returned cepi United States agt. Frank P. Kellogg, em bezzlement; personal recognizance taken I.nited States agt. Minnie Dent, larceny plea, not guilty. ' i ^ates agt. James Fosque, house breaking; plea, not guilty. firV,nlild State,S agt Mary Graves, murder, first degree; plea, not guilty United States agt. Whitney J. Hall, forg ery; plea, not guilty. United States agt. R. Vernon Briscoe, vlo- I guilty. ? R- S' U' S'; PIea' not United States agt. James A. Backus vio- ! IdUng section 0463. R. S. U. S.; plea, not ! United States agt. William McKnight housebreaking; plea, guilty; sentence. pfni tentiary for five years. COURT no. 2?Justice Gould t nited States agt. Howard Thomas, lar gu"ity. P n0t BUllty wlthJrawn and plea United States agt. Mary Thomas, larceny rick Dowling.t0rne-VS A'eX R?rke a!ld ^ BANKRUPTCY COURT-Mr. Justice An derson. E" "'agga?an; argued and submitted, attorneys, S. Maddox-H P | uatiey. _PROBATE COURT?Justice Stafford. Estate of David P. Craig; will dated J August 23, 1899, filed. . Estate of Richard W. Ryan; letters of administration granted to Edward B Stumph; bond. $2,000; attorney. E L Schmidt. - * Estate of Susan Turner: leave to sue granted; attorney, E. J. Mather In re Harriet A. V. Taylor; petition for allowance filed anirjile to show cause is sued; attorney, CharTcs \V. Fitts. Estate of Robert O. Griffin; order direct ing payment of funds; attorneys, Mackall & Maedel. Estate of Frank D. Jandon; order an s Percy G' Smltl) collector; bond, attorney, F. S. Perry. Estate of Ell% M. Thompson; will dated July 22, 1902. filed. In re G Carlyie Whiting; order appointing Mary R. Whiting guardian; bond, $(!00- at torney, Charles F. Wilson. Estate of Nathaniel McKay; order to em ploy counsel; attorneys, Worthington, Heald & Fralley. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. MOUNT PLEASANT?Margaret J. Craw ford to William C. Wallis, lots, 532 533 534; $10. RHODE ISEAND AVENUE AND 5TH NORTHWEST?Robert E. O'Brien et al.. commissioners, to Katharine J. Hor igan. lots 1 and 2, square south of 475; 5. Katharine J. Horigan et vir, Joseph A., to Edward Volland, same property $10. GEORGIA AVENUE SOUTHEAST be tween 16th and 17th streets?Charles W. Bohannon et ux to George H Thomas, lot 7. square 1091; $10. BELLEVUE?Lucy B. Hudson et al to Frank E. Butterfield, part; $10 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NORTH EAST between 3d and 4th streets Charles F. Nesbit, trustee, to Anna Mav Rice, part lot 17, square 781; $10 NO. 2019 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NORTHWEST?Laura Kaiser et vir 04>U$10tO Charles stone- lot 24, square SEVENTH STREET AND MASSACHU SETTS AVENUE NORTHEAST?Wil liam P. Stearns, trustee, to Washington Loan and Trust Company, trustee lots 30, 32 and 33, square 8U5; $10. WEST BLOOMINGDALE?Joseph Paul et ux. to Eugene Bush, lot 20. block 1 $1,500. ^ B STREET SOUTHEAST between 13th and 14th streets?Gilbert J. Osterman et ai to Pembroke Shipley and Lizzie Shiplev lot 71, square 1037; ?10. SIXTH STREET NORTHEAST between L and M streets?James D. Cameron#et al ?2o?l'rde,t Stryker, lot 151, square ??5; ,Mary E. Jones to same, lots 149 and 150, square 855; $1,480. FLETCHALLS CHANCE-Agnes M. Hoppe to Crammond Kennedy, part; $10 Q 72t iTH street northeast - Sarah E. Rotchford to John F. Rotch rord, lot 38, square 777: $10. FIRST STREET SOUTHWEST between G &na H streets?FYancis Leonard to rhomas P. Brown, lots 39, 40 and 44 sauare 843; $10. ' BARBOUR'S SECOND AD DITION?Richard H. Bailey et ux. to John Green, lot 16, block 5- $10 NOS. 423 AND 442 FRANKLIN STREET NORTHWEST. NOS. 439 TO U7 HOL NORTHWEST. NO. 440 M STREET NORTHWEST, NOft 110. 121, 133 O STREET NORTHWEST? Aullck Palmer (United States marshal) to American Security and Trust Com pany. all Interest of Wlllard H. Myers In estate of Martha P. Myers; >000. ALLEY between G and H and 12th and 13th streets northeast?William Con radls et al. to Samuel S. Hoover, part lot 83, square 1004; $5. ADDISON'S STONE AND THEREM? Virgil ,G. William et ux. to Henry J. Brown, part; $10. IVY CITY-Frederic B. Pyle et ux. to A. H. Hawkins, part lot 13. block 8: $10. SIXTEENTH and L STREETS NORTH WEST?Rodfleld Proctor et ux. to Bates * Warren and John L. Warren, lot 4 and part lot 5. square 11)7; $10. THIRTEENTH STREET AND MASSA CHUSETTS AVENUE NORTHWEST Bates Warren et al. to Redfleld Proctor, lot 84. square 247; $10. VIRGINIA AVENUE SOUTHEAST be tween 3d and 4th streets?Wm. P. Meeds et al. to Lloyd T. Meeds, part lots 1 and 2, square TWi; $10. UNION STATION SITE?D. C. Commis sioners to Real Estate and Improvement Company of Baltimore City, parts of E and F streets northeast abandoned; $1. The Real Estate and Improvement Com pany to District of Columbia, lots 11 to 14 and part lots 15, 16, 17. square 080. lots A, B, C, square 682. and part lots 18 and 19, square 082; $62,026 61. WIDOWS MITE?L. Steward Bacon et ux. to Margaret G. Parsons, lot 40; $100. WIDOWS MITE?Henry T. Kent et al. to L Seward ?Bacon, lot 13; $4,408. EIGHTH STREET NORTHWEST between S and T streets?Benjamin 8. Minor et al.. trustees, to Tillotson E. Brown, lot 22. square 417. DR. RUBNER CHOSEN. Choral Society Selects Conductor and Announces Concert. Dr. Cornelius Rubner was unanimously elected conductor of the Choral Society at a meeting of the directors last night at the home of William Bruce King. 170S S street northwest. Felicitations were expressed by the members at the election of Dr. Rub ner, who Is professor of music in Colum bia University, New York, where he suc ceeded the celebrated composer, Edward I McDowell. "St. Paul," Mendelssohn s ora torio, will be presented by the society "he latter part of next April. It Is understood that the nominating committee was unanimous for the appoint ment of Mr. Sydney Lloyd Wrlghtsov, tut upon his positive declination to serve be cause of his many duties connected with the Washington College of Music a general agreement was made in favor of Dr. Rubner. I If completed In time elTorts will be made ! to secure the D. A. R. Hall tor the con cert. Otto Luebkert, chairman of the commit tee on chorus, was instructed to arrange for a rehearsal. REOPENING OF NIGHT SCHOOLS. I Less Than Fifty Per Cent of the Pupils ' Were Present. Owing to the inclemency of the weather less than r>0 per cent of the December en rollment was present at the reopening of the night schools last night. Teachers are not concerned, however, knowing that the January attendance is in general much larger than that of the opening months. 'Much' interest is expressed In the annual entertainment to be given to the combined Franklin and Wallach night schools at the Eastern High School Hall. Friday night. January 5, at 8 o'clock p.m., when Dr. U. | S. G. Pierce will give his illustrated stere opticon lecture on "An Evening in the Nether World." The lecture mnkes a graphic display of the wonders of Luray Caverns and the Mammoth Cave. All the i night school pupils and their friends and | parents are waiting for the entertainment I with eagerness. NEWS FROM ROCKVILLE. Marriage of Mls9 Harding and Mr. Krouse?General Matters. Special Correspondence of The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md., January 3, 1000. Miss Hattie Lee Harding of the vicinity of Burtonsville. this county, and Mr. Henry J. Krouse of Washington were married this afternoon by Revl Mr. Smith, pastor of the M. E. Church South. Burtonsville. The ceremony was performed at the home of the minister in the presence of a very few intimate friends of the young couple. Lit er In the day Mr. and Mrs. Krouse left for a honeymoon trip. The bride Is a daughter of Mr. Samuel T. Harding, a well-known farmer of the Burtonsville neighborhood. James F. Green of Rockvllle and Ran dolph Lulin of Poolesville have been ap pointed deputy sheriffs by Sheriff James P. Gott and they have taken the oath of of fice. They served in a like capacity under Sheriff Arthur Williams, Sheriff Goti's predecessor. About 10 o'clock Monday night Miss Ar ria Rose Shoap of Shippensburg. Pa., and Mr. Charles Milton Thomas of Washington were married here by Rev. S. R. White, the ceremony taking place at the home of the ' minister. It was the original intention of the young folks to get married in Washing ton that afternoon, but tlio young lady missed her railway connections and the meeting at Rockvllle was arranged by wire. I The groom is a son of Mr. J. Frank I Thomas of Washington, who witnessed the | ceremony. | Licenses to marry have been Issued by the" circuit court at this place to Mr. Mc Kendrie Riley Fulks and Miss Edna Frances Garrett, both of this county, and Thomas J. Giles of Washington and Miss Florence I. Thompson of this county. Last Sunday morning a number of work men li> the employ of the Washington and Rcckville Railway Company started to change the position of several trolley poles on the main street of Rockville. State's Attorney Robert Peter happened to pass along and deeming the work entirely un necessary so far as that day was con cerned, ordered Deputy Sheriff Frank Green to put a stop to the desecration of the Sabbath. The officer warned the men not to again work in Rockville on Sunday, noti fying them that the next time they would be arrested and severely dealt with. The workmen quit work and returned to Wash ington. Mr. W. Frank Rabbltt left here today for New York to accept a position as special agent with the United States Casualty Company. Miss Franklin of Washington is the guest of Miss Ella Rabbltt near this place. Army Orders. Lieut. Col. William B. Davis, deputy sur geon general, and Capt. Henry M. Merriam, Artillery Corps, have been granted exten sions of leave of absence for two months and one month and fifteen days, respective ly. First Sergt. Henry M. Gardner. Troop K, 13th Cavalry, upon his own application, has been placed upon the retired list of the army, by direction of the President, under the provisions of law. Contract Surgeon George B. Tuttle has been relieved from duty In the Philippines and ordered to San Francisco for further orders. Capt. Albert C. Dalton, 26th Infantry, has been detailed for service and to fill a va cancy In the quartermaster's department. First Lieut. Frederick W. Van Duyne, 4th Infantry, has been detailed for duty as acting quartermaster and ordered to duty as assistant to" the d<epot quartermaster. St. Louis, Mo. The President has accepted the resigna tion of Capt. Richard O. Rlckard. Signal Corps, of his commission as an officer of the army. First Lieut. Jacoi> M. Coffin, assistant sur geon, and First Lieut. Edward M. Talbott. assistant surgeon, have been granted ex tensions of leave of absence for fifteen days and one month, respectively. Pullman's Condition Improves. Edward H. Pullman, the photographer who drank cyanide of potosslum yesterday morning while at his home, 42> 9th street northwest, and was rendered unconscious, as stated in yesterday's Starfl regained consciousness last night. Tills morning1 at the hospital It was stated that there had been a decided improvement In the condi tion of the patient and that his recovery is expected. Disabled Steamerin Tow. SAN FRANCISCO, January 4.?A message from Port Royes says that the disabled steamer City of Puebla is being towed, to this port by two steamers and should reach here this afternoon. A MORALES SETBACK His Forces Are Dispersed by Caceres' Troops. OUTSIDE PUERTO PLATA Many Were Killed and Wounded on Both Sides. A BLOW TO GEN. RODRIGUEZ The Battle Followed Repulse of th? Latter in His Attack Upon Puerto Plata on January 2. CAPE HAYTIEN. Haytl. January 4.-Fol lowing the attack made January 2 on Puer? to Plata, on the northern coast of Santo Domingo, by Gen. Demetrlo Rodriguez, com manding the troops of the fugitive presi dent. Gen., Morales, whidh resulted in the repulse of the Morales forces by the Cace res garrison, after sharp fighting, the Cace res troops, commanded by Gen. Cespedes. attacked the Morales troops yesterday in their position outside Puerto Plata. Stubborn fighting followed, during which many men were killed or wounded on both sides, resulting In the defeat of the Morales forces, who were disipersed by the Caceres troops. Blow to Rodriguez's Ambition. Among them was Gen. Demetrlo Rodri guez, former governor of Monte Cristi, who as reported In Monte Cristi, had announced that If his attacik on Puerto Plata was suc cessful he would proclaim himself a candi date for the presidency of Santo Domingo. The streets of Puerto Plata are almost de serted. the stores are closed and business Is at a standstill. The Dominican exiles, who have been au thorized by the Morales party to return to Santo Domingo, are landing at Monte Cristi not far from Puerto Plata, The State Department was without direct advices today from the seat of the trouble in Santo Domingo, owing, it is beUeved, to Interruptions in the telegraph and cable service. While the caMtl themsivv-s are working as far as the coast ports, the companies have notified the department that land communication by wire across the island from Puerto Plata southward is Interrupted and business is taken only sub ject to twenty-four hours' delay. As the Frtnch cables connect in this way across Sar.to Domingo, communication with Ven ezuela Is consequently likewise delayed. The State Department yesterday after noon received a cablegram from Puerta Plata giving an account of the uprising there. It says: "Revolution has broken out here late today (Tuesday). Gen. Rodriguez frught his way into town and then retired. Not less than twenty-five killed and many wounded. Gen. Cespedes holding the fort. Still fighting." BURTON OUT ON BAIL. Hearing at Richmond Set for Jan uary 18. Special Dispatch to The Star. RIOHiMOND, Va? January 4.? A. Chad wick Rurton of Washington, the lyceum manager, bailed for his appearance be fore the corporation court on a charge of having obtained money under false pre tenses, appeared in court at Richmond yes terday. The case was postponed to January 18, Burton being balled fr>r his appearance at that time. Special election has been ordered by the governor to (ill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator R. R. Noblin of Halifax. The election is to be held Jan uary 30, ANNAPOLIS NOTES. Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS. January 4, ISOfi.?The coun ty treasurer of Ar.ne Arundel county has disposed at a public sale of thirty-three pieces of county property becaus of de linquent taxes. The county bought in ten pieces of the property, a sum of over $400 being paid for the whole lot. The rest of the property of the delinquents was sold to private parties at different prices. This sale Is one that takes place annually, the idea being to recover the money for un paid taxes on land. The property sold Is In different sections of the county. Miss Beatrice Wills of Annapolis has been appointed typewriter and stenograph er to the state senate. Miss Chapln, sister of Midshipman Clia pln of tiie first class, is visiting Jlr.". Brooke Sewell. Willed Home to Lutherans. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio. January 4.?Dr. D. II. Bauslin of Springfield, president of the general synod of the Lutheran church, an nounces that Mrs. Sarah Felghly of Tippe canoe, Ohio, who died Tuesday, has left her residence at Tippecanoe to be used ns a home for Lutheran widows and aged spins ters. She bequeathed her entire property, amounting in all to $40,000, to the home. Dr. Bauslin will name a board of twelve trustees from Miami synod to have control of the institution. Seven Years for Murder. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., January 4.?James Fields, indicted for the murder of Susie White, whom he killed by fracturing her skull with a base ball bat, pleaded guilty here today and was given seven years in the peniten tiary. Fields received his sentence with delight. Died Under Peculiar Circumstances. BUFFALO, N. Y., January' 4 ?Mrs. Frieda Lesswing, wife of Frederick W. Lesawlng, a well-known business man, died under pe culiar circumstances today, and her hus band is now being held on an open charge until the case can be thoroughly investi gated. Deputy Medical Examiner Howland said he believed she died as the result of an at tack of apoplexy. A number of wounds and several bruises were found on her throat and abdomen, however, and Lesswing had admitted to the police that he and his wife had a quarrel, during which blows were ex changed. Speculation as to Cause of Death. ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 4.?Examination of the body at the morguo today of James A. Murphy, brother of Jeremiah Murphy, wealthy pork packer, found under a tree in Forest Park yesterday, did not disclose any carbolic acid burns, although a bottle of the poison was found in the dead man's pocket. It was stated today by Jeremiah Murphy, Jr., that since being Injured In a street car accident several years ago his uncle had found it necessary to take strych nia to relieve pain. It is presumed that an over dose was taken by mistake. Appointed Lord Justice at London. LONDON, January 4.?John Fletcher Moulton, M. P., has been appointed lord Justice of appeal, in place of Justice Mathew, who recently resigned. Mrs. Moul ton is a daughter of MaJ. Henry Davis of Syracuse, N. Y. Pearson Gift for Guilford College. SHOALS. Ind., January 4.?The safe in Albaugli's general store was blown open ?with dynamite early today. Two thousand ?loll irs In cash and $11,000 In government r p.-v r. ere secured. There Is bo clew to the (ttLben.