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Strictly reliable qualities. Sfy^Kgtexo's Store closes at 5:30 p.m. dally. Leading Cloak, Suit and Furnishing House of Washington. Hflom=cLAss sunn COATS AND ? ===At Clear! nig1 ===Sale Prices. mMOST substantial saving is mow offered in many of the best models of the season in -Suits, Coats and! fine For Faeces. It 2s an opportunity of decided interest to those who appreciate apparel! off smart and stylish appear= ance, as well as intrinsic worthfolness and quality. An early selection is advisable, for these lots are feeing rapidly disposed off at the present concessions in price. WM. H. McKNEW CO., 933 Pa. Ave. i F your head aches or pains, or you cannot see properly, why don't you come to us and get fitted with a pair of glasses? Claflfle Optical Co., 90)7 F St. del4 901,28 Masonic Temple. T It | We Charge I 1 No Bote rest | jf ?or fee of any sort, but we j'i accept your notes In small amounts covering a period of several months. In other ;<? ^|< -nrorda. we loan you our credit without cost. We shall be glad 3t to explain our system to you jj? ? fully and (five you a printed list of business houses honor- Vf Sfe - - ing our orders any time you ?jjt care to investigate this easy ;;;< J? method of buying. | Eqo5ltablIe 1 | Purchasing 1 Company, | S 1423 F Street N.W. | S Branch office, 623 F St. N.W. jr $ ooltf-2m,50 A WONDKBFCL FACE E>pert has perfected tt method for Instantly re scvlBf Age Wrinkle*. Baggy. Bloated Eyelids, Haggard, Hollow Eyes, SL'NftEN OHEEKd, ?HANOING CHOPS." Cross. Frowning Lines and all unslgbtlj blemishes which mar the human face. TELLTALE MARKS OF AGE. HABIT OH DIS SIPATION forever removed. Ul-ahapcu Lips, Ear?, Cheeks Eyes. Nose. Chla and Neck can be in stintlr corrected and made attrlctlre, aa nature Intended. PERFECT FEATURES, A CLEAR, FRKMH COMPLEXION and a SMOOTH, PLEAS ING FACE capahle of making a favorable Im pression on all occasions can be yours. Do you want these advantages"' Call or wilte Dr. W. ACGC8TL S PRATT. Exclusive Face and Scalp Specialist 1122 Broadway, cor. Oth svs., New York, ooift-eot You can pull a Good Stroke among jour friends and In society If yon have money behind you. It is Ju?t as wp]1 to have some In front of you and on either Bide?In easy reach?at well a? be hind. Taddle your own canoe, and he doe* It best who hanks his savings for a rainy day. Lpt us show vou how the Interest on savings mouuts up when your money is deposited In oar care. People's Savings Bank, 610 14th St. N. W. J?2 tf.20 OVER tO YEARS ESTABLISHED. TIEFF pianos I ! RECOCSIZED STANDARD OF MOD- $ & ERN PIANO MANCFAOTI RE Sj: SECOND-HAND PIANOS AT ALL PRICES, J) Including our own make, but slightly j?ed ?ji Square Pianos, all makes, $60 upward. J? E Tuning iind Repairing by Fnctorv Experts. ^ $ Clhas. M. Stiefff, | Factory Wareroomi, 5f 5211 11th Street N.W. | J. C. OONLIFF. Manager. delRtf.28 # SupsFioritjo ?From STcry point yon consider It NEW ERA PAINT has merited the unprecedented success It has attained. It's the best paint for either interior or exterior use. Sole D. C. Agents. W. H. Butler Co., ??&?? ?? Ja3-20d A M. A. M. ??- -P. .e. J. ?*? J.J.AA AjSyJ -t. -?Z wCmJ Iliubbard Si eating Co.j X Twenty-flve years' experience. Steam and Hot Water Heating. Largest, most complete and best equipped shop In Wushlngton de voted exclusively to this class of work. Repairing and Remodeling. We will estimate for you. J Offices, 918 F Street N.W. Telephone Main 143. T tnDIC t' .????? ?<?-?-??*?: <**????> !-? eather Strips, lc.ft. It'll require only half as much coal to keep your Lou-e warm If you keep the colli air out by w?>ath<*retripplng the doors and windows. Beat Fait Weatherstrips one cent a foot. John B. Espey, Jm4-A,*8nl4 T8ie New System of Treating TUB KACE AND BCALP BV THE Vibro=E5ectric Massage. I Call or 'Phune for Rstss. THE MARSELI.E. 717 12TU ,1.1V, j.,3 90t. 10 1 . Donnelly's PRIVATE STOCK - meets every requirement of those who know good whiskey. Strictly pure, mellowed by long ageing, ex ceptionally fine in flavor. Quite the bent you ran have for any uses. ?7 TABLE srBSTANTIALS and ^ Delicacies of all kinds ut lowest yilflft. prices. COR. 14TH AND EYE. JaA-f.m.tr.20 ? Our fine Bakery Goods are served 1 ii our Luncheon Dept. II A T L L y o u have for dessert Sunday? Why not a Reeves Pie -?or a Reeves Fruit or Layer Cake to serve with the other dessert? T'le finest bakery goods produced in America are produced right here. I REEVES, 1209 FSt. 1 Ja3-d e8u-28 ? OU'RE Suitably ATTIRED i ?for any kind of weather when RAIN garbed in one of our high grada Rain Coats. The most useful gar ment your wardrobe can contain, i COATS. ^,x Prloes, with superior quality aud style at each price, $7.50 to $1*5. m 807 PENN. AVENUE and 208 Bdwy., N. T. 'Phone M. 1378. Succcssors to Goodyaar Rubber Co. JaS-f.m. w,20 1 FIFTY-CENT FACE jVEILINQ, A very special stocktaking ' VABH offering 1n Sue 00c. Veilings I nRU. at 3u?t half price?25c. yd.. All Hats Half Price. RUBENSTEIN'S* 1111 F SMART MILLINERY AND FURNISHINGS. ? JaB-28d awgagtegwRg^e Paintbrush GLASS We are ready to fur nish Window or .Picture Glass at 3c. a pane up? and all other sorts of (Class, Including Plate Glass, Bent Glass, Mir ror Glass and Colored Glass, ut proportionate ly low prices. Pane S Paint and Ola l?13 7th at.'Phone Depot. M.2700.! ? ja.VZSd ? ~X~X~X"X">*X*X~X~X~X?<"X~X"X* | Barber Ross. "Gem" or "Universal" Food Choppers Special at With A the high A price of provisions v It be- ? hooves jr every Y housewife x to prac- X tice A economy A In provid- a lng for 4 the table <? The y greatest savers in the world are these Y Gem said Universal Food Chopper#, Y which enable you to use up all the left-over portions of food and work .t. them up Into daiirty dishes, such as hashes, croquettes, soups, etc. .. Either maciiine com- y ?}> plete for j $ Universal Bre^dl ft /*. A V Y An ingenious little machine that y relieves you of all the drudgery ol Y bread making. Kneads and pre- jf pares the dough for baking in a few *? minutes without the tire- fa ~r*. some labor of working by 5ft >r i 15c, Hakers, $2, hand. Price only. \ Barber & Ross, filvh and G S:s. !> hk-x-x-x-x-j -x-x-xx-x-x V X ? ? % TR5&&NO Effects Are Obtained in Painting and Paperhanging when the work It executed by Plltt. Cod lull Mm. Moderate charges. PI .ITT 1>*ln,er' 1727 7th n'w d.iO-lQd Fap* rhanger, Phone N. 148C-M. : Opinions Handed Down in Local Causes. 1 ? v - - * - - " THE GASSENHEIMER CASE Lower Court Directed to Grant a New Trial. NATHANIEL McKAY WILL CASE Remanded for Further Proceedings Judgment Affirmed in Case of Knoll Versus United States. In addition to those mentioned in The Star yesterday, the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia has handed down opinions in a number of cases. The one of greatest general interest, perhaps, is that of Samuel Gassenheimer, appellant, against the T.nlted States, in which the appellate court reversed the judgment of Criminal Court No. 1, and remanded the cause for a new trial. After two mistrials Mr. Gassen helmer was convicted of having received tickets embezzled from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, knowing them to have been embezzled. He appealed, and, as stated, won out in the Uglier court. The proceedings In the trial court at tracted attention principally because they were accompanied by several sensational features. Mr. Gassenheimer for a number of years had been the proprietor of the Hotel Lawrence. His arrest on a criminal charge was a surprise to his friends. After the matter was taken into court ! there were charges of attempts to corrupt the jurors, and also the defendant formally accused the trial judge of bearing prejudice | against him. Furthermore, as an incident of the case. Benjamin F. McCaully, promi nent in business circles here, was com pelled to serve six months in jail for aileged contempt of court. Attorneys Henry E. Davis and Frank J. Hogan represented Mr. Gassenheimer. The Court's Opinion. Phe C ourt of Appeals, in its opinion, which was written by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard, holds that there were several ma terial errors below shown by the record. The appellate court takes the view that it was wrong to admit evidence of the alleged possession by the defendant of a large num ber of railroad tickets other than those mentioned In the Indictment, which the government faijed to prove were embezzled; that It was error to allow the jury to con sider testimony that the government offered in an attempt to show that during the first trial the defendant had endeavored to have the jury bribed, the evidence falling far short of proving that Mr. Gassenheimer at tempted to corruptly reach the jury and that it was error to charge the jury that they might consider whether certain wit nesses who testified that the reputation of a detective who appeared on the stand for the government for truth was bad. were actuated by motives of personal hostility. Criminal Court Reversed. Criminal Court No. 1 was also reversed by the Court of Appeals In the case of William Burge, appellant, against the United States. The opinion was written by Mr. Justice McOomas. The appeal was from a judgment and sentence finding Burge guilty of murder In the first degree. Burge shot and killed his wife, Daisy Burge, and was sentenced to be hanged November 10 last. The execution was stay ed, as the appeal was then pending. The judgment was reversed because the trial judge erred in permitting evidenoe to bo given to the jury of an assault by Burge upon his wife's mother, Mary Jordan, at her house, 1102 O street, about a half hour after he had killed his wife at axtf> R street. McKay Will Case. Mabel Grace McKay and Henry F. Woodard, executrix and executor of the last will and testament of Nathaniel Mc Kay. deceased, appellants, against John C. Bradley, for the use of the Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company, a corporation; order reversed and cause remanded for fur ther proceedings; opinion by Mr. Chief Jus tice Shepard. The action was upon a judg ment for $2,583.15 recovered against Mc Kay In New .York. The Court of Appeals holds that it was error to strike out one of the pleas of the defendant. James T. Clements, appellant, agt. the Potomac Electric Power Company; judg ment reversed and cause remanded, with direction to set aside the verdift and grant a new trial; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard. The action was for persona;! in juries sustained by the appellant. The trial resulted in a verdict and judgment for the defendant. The judgment was reversed because of error by the trial judge. The Washington, Alexandria and Mount \ ernon Railway Company, appellant, against Austin Chapman; Judgment affirm ed, there being no error in the court below opinion by Mr. Justice Duell. The appeal was from a judgment in an action brought by Chapman for personal Injuries received by him while a passenger on a train of the appellant railway company. Knoll Versus United States. Taylor Knoll, appellant, against the United States; Judgment affirmed; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard. Knoll was found guilty of being concerned as an agent in managing a policy lottery and sentenced to confinement In the penitentiary for two years. It was contended that the indictment was had on account of omission, and that It violated the fundamental rules of criminal pleading in respect of certainty. The Court of Appeals did not concur in th? contentions. Elmore Embrew Bernsdorff. appellant, against Lucy Eva Bernsdorff; decree af firmed; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shep ard. The appeal was from a decree on a bill filed by a wife against her husband, order ing the defendant to pay her $25 a month for the maintenance of herself and infant child. Wilson McD. Llndsey, appellant, against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company; Judgment reversed and cause remanded for another trial; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard. Llndsey, a postal clerk, claimed that he was damaged by contracting pneumonia as a result of having been compelled to ride in unheated cars in the performance of his duty. The Oourt of Appeals holds that the trial court erred in.taking the case from the Jury. Virginia Dangerfield and Johanna Don gertield, appellants, against Charles P. Will iams and Joseph N. Young, trustees, and others; decree affirmed; opinion by Mr. Jus tice Duell. The appeal wras from a decree which overruled certain exceptions made the appellants to the report of the auditor, and ratified and confirmed It. Remanded to Patent Commissioner. Henry J. Podlesak and Emil Podlesak, appellants, against Benjamin Mclnnerney; cause remanded to commisloner of patents for further consideration as to identity of invention. Opinion by Mr. Justice Duell. The appeal was from a decision of the com missioner of patents, awarding priority of invention to Mclnnerney. George H. Oilman and James H. Brown, appellants, against James A. Hlnson; de cision of commissioner of patents affirmed; opinion by Mr. Justice MeComas. The *p* peal was from a decision in au interference case, Involving emergency Knuckles for car couplers. , In t,heJ?lr'tter of the application of Wil liam 1. Thompson, on appeal from a deci sion of the commissioner of patents, reject ing an application for a patent for an Im provement in lighting systems; decision re versed as to four claims recited; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard. Mrs. Marie Arcangelo Dolta. twenty three years old, was shot and killed by her brother-in-law. Joseph Vanea, at her home In Jersey City. Vanea was captured bv a crowd of pursuers after a long run and was saved from violence at their hands hv the polio* J. & W. EISEMAN The Underselling Store, One Door From D Street No Branch Store. Charge the Bill We've cut deep into our underselling prices in order to make this January clearance a success. It's a sale that offers you the best and newest wearables for little money?and you may pay for what you buv a little at a time. We've had the biggest season of our career in Men's Suits, and we mean to make this Jan uary Clearance a not ab-e bargain event. Every Plain and Fancy Suit in stock is in the sale. There are single t Suits for - - ^ A big line of Women's Stylish Tailor-made Suits of broadcloth, cheviot and velvet in plum, green, garnet, blue and black. New 50 inch fly-front coats, satin lined; some with velvet collars and some without. The latest 19-gore pleated skirts, well made and Women's $5.00 Skirts, $2.98. A lot of Women's Stylish Tailor made Skirts of broadcloth, cheviot and Panama, in gray, blue and black. Made with side pleats and button trimmed. All sizes in the line. Regular ? $5 values; clearance ^ price Women's $11.50 Waists, 85c. A splendid collection of Women's Waists of madras, Oxford, sateen and "zibeline. They are made in the latest style, tucked to the bust, large sleeves and turned-up <Q) F? ^ cuffs. Choice of white, blue, green, tan and black. Regular $1.50 value. Clearance price Women's Coats at Gearamice Prices All of the Winter Coats are in this sale. .There are tight-fit ting coats and three-quarter length coats in black broadcloth and cheviot, finished with velvet collar and strap seams. Here's how the reductions run: $30.00 Coats for $20.00. $25.00 Coats for $118.50. $16.50 Coats for $110.00. A lot of the most desirable styles in Women's Lace and Silk Waists, in all shades. Regular $5.98 A *T) E? value; clearance price 14/ nr o ^ New Silk Petticoats in all the desirable shades for street and evening wear. Regular $5.98 value clearance price ' ?PTioUO suits?the most popular models? broad - shoul = dered coats and wide= happed trousers?all the product off the superior skill off America's ffore= most clothing makers. There may not be all your size in a style to please in any one off the three sale lots. There's evidence off our determination to make this a complete clearance in the fact that we- have reduced our underselling prices almost one=halff, creat ing bargains that can't be in the city. >i?f 13? matched anywhere else for Black and Fancy Suits for Black and Fancy Suits that sold ffor $15.00. for Black and Fancy Suits that sold up to $20.00. J. & W. EISEMAN=="Charge the Bill"==315 7th St HEAVY FIRE LOSSES. Monthly Statement of Chief Belt Sub mitted to Commissioners. Chief Engineer William T. Belt of the fire department today submitted to the Commissioners a report of the transactions of his department during- the month of De cember, as follows: "On? hundred and nine alarms of fire were received by the department during the month. Fifty-three were bell alarms, of which 3 were false, and 66 were local alarms. Of the 106 fires, 60 were in brick buildings, 30 in frame buildings. 1 was for the burning of a tarpaulin, 1 for an auto mobile, 1 for a fence, 2 for trees, 1 for a telegraph pole, 1 for railroad trestle, 2 for grass, 4 for brush, X for rubbish on dump, 1 for cave-In and 1 for company being sent to wrong location. 'The 50 bell alarm fires occasioned an estimated loss of $5)4,490 to property in sured for $145,077, and the 156 local alarm fires did an estimated damage of $72,340 to property covered by an insurance of $30,900. The total loss is estimated at $166, 830, with a total insurance of $175,977. "During the month the city was visited by four unusually large fires, which re sulted In heavy losses, and thereby caused a very high fire loss for the month. On December 1 box 129 was sounded for a Are that did an estimated damage of $8,160; on December 'M box 135 was sounded for a fire which did an estimated damage of $30,000; on December 20 box 158 was sound ed for a Are which did an estimated dam age of $50,200, and on December 19 En gine Companies Nos. 8, 10 and 17 and Truck Company G responded to a fire at the Boys' Reform School which did an esti mated damage of $70,(WO. The large loss at the Boys' Reform School Is attributed to the fact that the nearest engine company Is located over three miles away, and that after the arrival of the department there was not enough water to properly combat tha Are. Deducting the total estimated loss of $158,350 for these four fires from the total loss, $106,830, the loss for the other 102 fires was only $8,480. "On December 8 an explosion of gas at the East Washington plant of the Wash ington Gas Company did an estimated dam age of $ 150,000, but as there was no fire damage the amount of loss is not carried in the fire loss for the month. "Additional alarms were sounded for the following boxes: Box 129. Deoember 1, sec ond alarm; box 185, December 20, second and third alarms; .box 168, December 20, second and third alarms." Goes Back to Reform School. Morris Alexander, recently released on parole from the boys' reform school, was returned to that Institution this morning by the order of Judge Kimball. Alexander was charged before the court with stealing $7 from William B. Simmons, who Keeps a ?tore at 10th and I streets southeast, and after he was found guilty his return to the reform school was considered advisable. When Mr. Simmons was returning to his store yesterday, after a short absence., he saw Alexander and another boy leaving the establishment. He passed inside and there found that all the money in his till, consist ing of about $7 in pennies, nickels and dimes, had been removed. He reported the matter to Policeman Collins of the fifth precinct, and the arrest of Alexander fol lowed. Alexaodsr admitted that he vlsdtad the store, but claimed that the other boy got the money. Nine Montha in Jail for Theft Walker Willisana, colored, was sent to the District Jail this morning from the Police Court to serve a uentence of nine months. Imposed by Judge Kimball, for the larceny of a wheel from B. W. Smith. Williams was arrested by Sergt. Wilson of the bead quarters bicycle squad on 16th street. Williams came to this city a (few weeks ago and has been staying with his uncle at the flats at 1825 F street ?orth.we?t. The bicycle wliich tt was charged was stolen was taken from the basement of that build ing. After taklpg tbe wheel Williams sold It to a coachman, from -whom It -was recov ered. , The imposition of the heavy sentence Is In accordance with the policy of Judge Kim hall in his efforts to break up bicycle steal ing in the District. SUBDIVISIONS IN DISTRICT. Commissioners Find No Law Against Them, but They Cannot Be Recorded. Basing his finding upon a report made by the District surveyor, Commissioner Blddle yesterday stated that while the .subdivision of land within the District of Columbia is provided for by act of Congress, there is nothing to prevent a private owner from subdividing land at his own initiative and selling it to others. Col. Biddle declares, however, that such a subdivision ccruld not be recorded legally and the streets and al leys of such subdivision would not be im proved or maintained at public expense. The Engineer Commissioner's statement was made in reply to a complaint of Rich ard M. Clift and others, protesting against the recording of "a plot or subdivision of ground between Rhode Island avenue and Brentwood road northeast. It is suggested that the proper remedy for adjacent prop erty owners is to initiate legislation pro viding for the condemnation of Central ave nue through the plot in question, assessing the cost of dedication as benefits against the abutting property. NEW THEATER FOR RICHMOND. Reported Shuberts and Belasco Are Looking for a Site. Special Correspondence of The Star. RICHMOND, Va., January 4. 1006. Representatives of the Shubert-Belasco interests have been here for several days looking for a site for a theater in this city. The Shuberts and David Belasco are fight ing the Klaw & Erlanger theatrical trust, and are trying to get a chain of houses throughout the south. As this Is one of the best towns in the country for the pre sentation of excellent plays, the firm Is said to be anxious to have a house here. In this city are the headquarters of the Jake Wells syndicate, which operates a chain of houses extending to New Orleans, and which have proven of great profit to the people who are associated with him. The Shuberts and Belasco are anxious to have the first opening made here, and it Is understood that negotiations are pending for the sale of a lot in the western part of the city for the site for the proposed 'build ing. Norfolk, too, is to have a new house If the Shuberts get a foothold In this city. Boyds and Vicinity. Special Correnpoudence of The Star. BOYDS. Md., January 4, 190G. j The Farmers' Institute will hold its next session in Montgomery county at Boyds, In Boyd Hall, FViday, March 2, so states a letter received today from Prof. Wm. L. Amoes. It Is proposed to hold three ses sion*?morning, afternoon and evening. There will be nothing left undone to make the meeting a success. This place and section of oounty wag selected on aocount of its being near the center of the largest dairying interests In the county. Mrs. Anna Strickland haa returned to her home in Elkton, Md., after visiting her mother, Mrs. Frances C. -Hilton, at Clarks burg, who h&0 been ill, A Most Exciting Tale. The London Bookseller says of "Curly;" "Spun with a riraetty that forcibly re minds us of Brat Hart#. The narrative is told (In his own uncouth yet humorous lan guage) by one 'Chalkeye,1 A typical cowboy, reckless, yet good-hearted. 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." "Curly" -will be published as a dally serial in The Star, the opening chap- j ters appearing Saturday. RELEASED ON BONDS. William G. Crawford in Court to An swer to New Indictment. William G. Crawford appeared today In Criminal Court No. 1 and was released on his persona! recognizance in connection with a new Indictment reported against him for violation of section 6438 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, based on the alleged presentation of false vouch ers for stamps for letter carriers' satchels, which, It Is declared, were not furnished the Post Office Department. The defendant was recently convicted of the same charge, but a motion In arrest of judgment was granted because of a defect in the indictment. The supposition Is that Crawford will not be tried under the new indictment unless he should win out on the appeal he has noted from the Judgment and sentence of two years' imprisonment upon conviction of hav ing conspired with Machen and Lorenz to defraud the United States by means of a contract for supplying the Post Office De partment with letter carriers' satchels. ANNAPOLIS NEWS. Special Correspondence of The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 4. 1!KH5. Midshipman Bartlett of the first class ha* been presented with a silver matchbox by six of the plebes who mess with him at same table. Six hundred copies of Riley's History of Anne Arundel County were received today by County Superintendent of Schools Wal lis. It is the first history of this county ever written. Midshipman Minor Merrtw ether, Jr., ap peared on the dance floor of the armory at the Naval Academy yesterday afternoon for the first time since his trial by court martial. President Grafton rT Ridout of the board of county commissioners for Anne Arundel county entertained the board today at a dinner. The board accepted an invitation of Mr. George T. Melvin to attend the Tax payers' Association meeting next Thursday. Daniel McRae, an aged white men with out relatives, was today removed to the Aged Men's Home, In Baltimore. George Shafer, for thirty-seven years clerk in the land office, is seriously ill with cirrhosis of the liver. At a meeting of the Emergency llosplt.il board of managers, held today, Miss Vir ginia Mullan, sister of Capt. John Mulla-.i. U. S. A., of Washington, was appointed secretary, vice Mrs. J. C. t'resap, resigned. Dr. George Wills Is quite ill, sulTering from ptomaine poison. He is chief of slafT of the Emergency Hospital. On the River Front. The Baltimore tug Dixie arrived in port yesterday afternoon with n tow of big barfces laden with hard coal from Philadel phia, consigned to dealers here and at Alex andria. The barges come by way of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal and have aboard cargoes averaging about TOO tons each. In the fleet were the barges George B. Roberts, Easton. Mary 8. Brady and J. B. McCracken. The Dixie sailed last night with a tow of several light barges bound to the Rappahannock river and to Norfolk for lumber and other cargoes. Arrived: Steam barge E. James Tull, cord Woo<} from NSmini creek for Eastern branch; schooners George B. Faunce, Sam uel J. Tildetl and Blanche Huyward, oysters from potomao beds; power barge JLoulsa, lumber tuid cord wood from Potomac pointB for dealers; sailing barge Daniel, railway ?ties from Potomac points for Alexandria. Sailed! Barge Confidence for Rappahan nock to load hollow brick for this city; barge S&Uie, Cape D?ebe, for Qccoquan to lpad stone for torpedo station at Norfolk; tug Cameron towing several light scows to dredges In Plscata.ws.jr creek. Memoranda: Schooner Belmont Is lying in lower Machodoo creek loading a cargo of lumber for this city; sohooner John Mo Quire Is loading lumber on the Rappahan nock river for this olty. The mild winter and the absence of ice has allowed a few vessels, pleasure boats, to remain at anchor at the jracbt anchor CENTER MARKET NEWS. Open every week day, 5 a.m. until 2 p.m., except Saturday, then from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. To reach it from every part of the District only one fare re quired. Convenient ladies' wait ing room, telephone exchange, etc. All-large dealers have tele phone connection. F. H. KRAMER. FLOWERS FOIt THE HOLIDAYS. CENTER MARKET AND 916 F ST No. 100. G. M. RUNT, Prime Rib Roast, 12Vfee. Originator Boneless Rolled Corned Beef. 10c. StH.ls 332-381. Henry Thorn ford t, FRESH FISH. POULTRY. GAME. TERRAPIN. OYSTERS AND ALL KINDS rtF SEA FOOD. Local and long-distance 'phone. Nos. 2S to 30. 'Phone M 3SR6. S. Gaits & Son, Fancy FrulU aud Vegetables. Dried Fruit and Nuts a Specialty. No. 113. A. H. COLMAN. Dried Fruits. Pickles and Saratoga Chips. No. 315. B. E. MARTIN. Bchweltser Cheese, fin.- as Imported. 20c. Strictly Fresh Butter at Heasonable Price*. Ko. 180. CIIAPIN & BEALL. The Best Mutter. The Freshest Eggs. Nos. 181-188. F. R. LAMB. Fine Old. Sharp, Full Cream Cheese, 20r. Nos. 281 to 267. CSiAS. BRUNGER, HOME-DRESSED CHICKENS AND TURKEYS. age off the foot of 10th street southwest. The schooner-yacht Mist, Rawlings' ho.iv-e boat, the Griselda, and two small power boats all remain at the anchorage now. The rest of tho pleasure fleet have be<-u taken to the various boatyards for Hliel ter until next spring. The three-masted schooner Hood, lylrx at the Alexandria shipyard, completing? ?L cargo of railway ties for Hoston, will, i; is understood, be ready to sail early in tin* coming week. It is probable that this will bo the last cargo of ties to leave here this winter, but charters will be nude for th? early spring. Mr. Benjamin Greenwood, keeper of the lighthouse station on Jones point below Alexandria, who has been ill of pneumonia, for several days past. Is reported to 'or- in a very critical condition today. Mr. Green wood has many friends In this city. Woodruff Elected Head of Provident. Timothy L. Woodruff was elected pres ident of the Provident Savings IJfe As surance Society at New York yesterday, succeeding.Edward W. Scott, who resigned after having served nine yeara as pre*i<ie!it. Mr. Scott will remain with the c*mp?ny as chairman of the board of directors, to which position he was elected yesterday. Mr. WoodrufT, as the holder of 1,125 of Ihe 1,250 shares of tho capital stock of the Provident Society, announced tonight that he had made a declar*.tion?of trust whereby the society is to receive all the benefits tfca* may accrue or can be derived from tb? operation of tlio trust. If Traveling In Japan Or aey cirlMsed eotrotry, r?u eat procure La.xatlT? Broiao Quinine from any druggist. AU ksttaM ??? Ik B. W. UKOVE'8 signature ?? ?