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ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS
STORY OF HARDSHIP TOLD BY
OYSTER DREDGER.
Says Life for Three Months Was Near
ly as Bad as Slavery?Gen
eral News.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va? January 5, 1006.
Another story of the hardship and suffer
ing endured by men emplyed on oyster
boats in the Chesapeake bay this winter
was told last night by an able-bodied, In
telligent looking: man who called at the
police station for a night's lodging. He'
said he had not been "shanghaied," but
declared that the life he had been com
pelled to lead during his service of three
months on the bay was nothing better than
slavery, and even at that it was his opin
ion that he had received better treatment
than most of the men employed on the
Chesapeake oyster boats. He gave his
"am? as George Smith and said his
home was in Chicago. According to his
story he shipped early last October from
*,)r^ and was engaged on a dredger.
He understood that he was to receive a
salary of $14 per month and board but
wp.en the crew was disbanded a few davs
*go the amount given him, after certain al
i,er.??naI expflnses wt'rc deducted, was
Jo?>. Smith stated that the hands on the boat
were in practical captivity from the time
V. .entere<1 the service until they were
dismissed. He said the letters the men
wrote to their friends passed through the
hands of the captain, who informed tbetn
in the beginning that he would read what
they had written and that they might as
well govern themselves accordingly. Smith
said the day s work began between 3 and 4
0 lock in the morning and lasted until 8 at
night, and the men were compelled to be
at their posts in all kinds of weather He
Baid had not the slightest idea of the
conditions prevailing on the oyster boats
when he entered the employment, and It
was his opinion that no sane man, with
a knowledge of the hardships and rough
treatment of the service, would voluntarily
become a member of an oyster dredging
Funeral of Daniel Ruben
Funeral services over the remains of
iJanlel Ruben, whose death occurred Wed
nesday night as the result of an accident
In which he fell through the elevator shaft
and fractured his skull at his place of
business on King street, were held this
afternoon at his late residence, 916 Cam
eron street. Rabbi Stern of Washington
conducted the services, which were attend
ed b> many friends and relatives of the
Dele?a?i?ns of Masons and Elks,
to which fraternities Mr. Ruben belonged
followed the remains to the Hebrew ceme
t<r> where the Interment took place with
the honors of those organizations and with
the rites of the Hebrew Church. The pall
bearers were Messrs. E. Goldsmith. Sam
tie Bendhelm, August Oehlert. George T
Caton. C ourtney Acton. G. Gentzberger and
Alexander Kaufman of this city and Mr.
1* leld of \\ ashington.
Columbia Company Officers.
T.ie Columbia Fire-Engine Company has
elected the following officers for the ensu
ing year: Col. "William A. Smoot, presi
dent: George Uhler, first vice president:
William K. Griffith, second vice president;
N. C. Treakle, secretary; C. R. Herbert
assistant secretary; Edward Hughes, treas
iirer, J. F. Pettey, foreman; John Travers.
commander; fcMward Fornshill, first as
elstant commander; R. L. Merchant, second
asfstant commander. J. I,. Duffy and Rob
ert Cllne, firemen: E. McDermotU U Millan
H. Murphy. H. Sutton. C. Philips. H. Lunsl
ford, plpemen, P. Hall. U. Roberts, F
Mansfield, G. Crump, E. Craven E Rog
ers and T. Crump, hosemen; William Cra
van, -V <J. Treakle. E. Rogers and F. 1.,
J^ntwisle, firemen of engine; Charles Duffy,
Ueorge L hler and E. S. Leadbeater, mem
bers of executive committee.
General Hatters.
The following officers have been elected
for the ensuing year by the Friendship Vet
eran Fire Association of this city: E. E.
Down ham, president; F. J. Paff. vice presi
dent, W. T. Knurson, treasurer; JuMan Y.
Williams, secretary; A. D. Brockett, James
I- . \\ebster and John H. Trlmyer. trustees;
I. r ? Gorman and Fred Didszoneit and J.
i. Webster, committee on the engine- B
v\ heatley, P, M. liradshaw and W W Bal
1 ong r committee on applications.
he funeral of Mrs. Sarah Peverill, whose
deat,. occurred Wednesday took place this
morning at 11 o clock from her late home
^ ^"nty. and was attended by
friends and relatives from this city,
itev. J. A. Jeffers of Trinity M E Church
,lh5. ?*rviees, and the interment
was made In Lnion cemetery
Phe following officers were elected for the
ensuing > ear at the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the George W Knox Ex
press Company. held in this city yesterd-^:
?; Knox- president; G. V. Knox vice
president; J. o. Knox, treasurer; J GU
ln -l7TEry: 3? J? Piston, attorney.
t\f i- JLiP?ltce court th;s morning the case
Of l-.rdlnand F. Derndinger. who wis
SECRETARIES' PORTRAITS.
Likeness in Oil of Paul Morton Added
to Navy Department Gallery.
A life-size oil portrait of Mr. Paul Mor
ton. who was Secretary of the Navy from
July 1, 1904, to July 1, 1906, has been given
a prominent place on the wall of the main
office of the Secretary of the Navy. It Is
the work of George Burroughs Torrey, a
New York artist, and represents Mr. Mor
ton in a characteristic attitude with his
coat thrown back, holding an open book in
his left hand and with the thumb of his
right hand in the pocket of Ills trousers.
With the exception of a portrait of ex
Secretary Whitney pf New York the Navy
Department gallery of portraits is complete
up to the time of Secretary Bonaparte,
whose portrait will lie added to the collec
tion at a later period.
AN INTERESTING EXHIBIT.
Models of New Naval Academy Build
ings Placed on View.
There ha\ e been placed on exhibition In
the reception room of the Secretary of the
Navy a large plaster-o* parls model of the
buildings and grounds of the I'nited States
Naval Academy at Annapolis, constructed
on a scale of one inch to thirty-two feet of
actual dimensions and also a model of
larger scale. In which one-fourth of in inch
is equal to one foot of the actual dimen
sions. These models were prepa.vrf under
the supervision of Mr. Ernest Flagg of
New York city, who designed and who Is
carrying out the present extensive improve
ment at the Naval Academy. They were
on exhibition at the Louisiana purchase
expos lion at St. Louis itnd at the Lewis
and ("lark exposition at Portland.
The model of larger scale is Intended lo
display more particularly the architectural
C laraeteristlcs of the buildings and is placed
adjacent to the other one to show the de
tails of the chap?-l. They an mounted on
handsome large tables of mahogany arid
constitute a most Interesting exhibit.
MANUFACTURES OF UTAH.
Capital Amounts to $26,000,000 and
Products Are W orth $38,000,000.
A preliminary summary of the statistics
for the manufacturing industries of Utah
for the year ending December 21, 1901, has
been issued by the census bureau. The fig
ures. according to the law directing the
oomplling of such data, are confined to
manufacturing establishments with a prod
uct of $500 or over, and therefore exclude
neighborhood industries and hand trades,
such as dressmaking, millinery, lilacksmith
lng. cobbling, etc. The statement shows
that during the period statad Utah had COS
establishments In operation, representing an
aggregate capital of $2tMK)l,211. with 979
officials, clerks, etc.. drawing salaries total
ing *1.024,853, and 8,039 wage-earners, whose
wages amounted to 15,167,400. The value
These Specials in Draperies.
Remnant lengths in Fine Draperies?silk
olines, crctonnes, Swiss and fish
nets; sell up to 25c. a yard ? 7O
White Hemstitched Bureau Scarfs ami I'il
low Shams; the kind that sell at ?2/ c
20c.; reduced to ^ "
White Applique Bureau Scarfs and
Pillow Shams; some slightly mussed
worth 50c
OPEN UNTIL. 9 O'CLOCK TOMORROW NIGHT.
Closing Out the Candy Dept.
All purest and highest grade Candies to be
closed out away below regular:
Headley's De-IJght Chocolates: 1-lb. boxes....... l#c.
Rich Mixed Candles; lb ...... 8%c.
All l<)c. Package Candles ..... ?%?.
New Mixed Nuts
Ljirge English Walnuts. .... ... ............... . ? 17c.
Chiclets; sell at 5c.... a%c.
Breathlets; sell at 5c.
Such Values
m Hi^h=grade
Shirts Have
Never Been
Known as
Are Afforded
ByTiheseSaies
Thousands of
Men Wait
for These
Shirt Sales.
Tomorrow's
the Day?
Be Here!
A somewhat backward season and several large stock purchases
in addition to our regular lines have resulted In our having double the
stock on our tables today that we should have?an overstock that
must be reduced quickly and completely, and tomorrow will be the
great day.
This is to be no "halff-way" sale?no "price re
ducing" as it is usually done?but a complete once
for=al! clearance off the surplus stocks at prices that
will leave no doubt off our earnestness in the matter.
You men who have been putting offff the suit buying
?you men who are always ready to take advantage
off an exceptional opportunity?you men who know
values?here's the chance off your lives. This is the
way the stock is to go:?
All the $12.50 and $15 <fcQ 7c
Suits . . . ?POt/ O
All the Suits Sold at <?
$25 . . . . *P
All $2 Trousers
AM $2.50 and $3 Trousers
All $3.50 and $4 Trousers
All $5 and $6 Trousers
Just as we predicted, the big sale of Shirts inaugurated this morning is breaking all rec
ords. And while the selling has been heavy, the gaps in the lines have been kept filled and the
choice for tomorrow is as. good as ever.
You'll ffind the great display tables piled high with this gigantic
purchase off over 5,000 Fine-grade, Sofft=bosom Shirts off the very best
makes, all perffectly made and perffect {fitting; in sofft and ffine white and
neat ffigure and stripe effffects. These shirts came to us without attach
able cuffffs, but are otherwise as desirable as any haberdasher in the
world could sell you. There are full and plenty off all sizes, and are Just
such shirts as most men are wearing the year round. These 5,000 shirts
we have placed in two immense lots.
All the Young Men's Long Pants Suits, sizes 15 to 19 years,
gle-breasted styles; suits sold high as $15; all to go at......
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?7 C*W**W*W
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Alll the shirts made to
sell! regularly at 59c. and
75c.?
j Here's the way we're making it easy for you to buy Boys' Clothing tomorrow. You'd save
? money here any day, but tomorrow's prices are smaller than ever.
f ROTS' DOUBLE-BREASTED SUITS, ALSO DOUBLE- BOYS' SWELL AND STYLISH OVERCOATS; THE FLX
T BREASTED NORFOLK SUITS WITH ,w _ __ _ FRONT AND DOUBLE-BREASTED ^
| BLOOMER PANTS: THESE SUITS (CP'T) (Th <S5 TOURIST STYLES; LONG OUT; WITH /(] ((Y) W
f SELL AT $5 USUALLY; SPECIALLY ^-T)) ^(fN> AND WITHOUT BELT; SIZES 7 TO 16 ^^a^(TS)
| REDUCED TO ^ YEARS; SOLD FOR $7
* BOYS' MILITARY OVERCOATS; DOUBLE - BREAST
BOYS' 3-P1ECE SHORT PANTS SUITS (WITH VEST); ED, WITH BRASS BUTTONS AND
A SIZES 9 to 12 ONLY; SUITS THAT _ EMBLEM ON SLEEVE; FINE BLUE (CP A /TV\ <Q>
?!> SELL REGULARLY HIGH AS $8; (SrO) (TV) & AND BROWN KERSEYS; SIZES 3 TO (f>)
NOW UNDERPRICED FOR CLEAR- (?j) 8 YEARS; SOLD AT $7 Cir U ?
? ANCE TO ^ir ALL-WOOL K NEE PAjNTQ 3?c.
CORDUROY KNEE PANTS ; a?c.
WOOL KNEE PANTS ?*)<;.
WOOL KNEE PANTS i^Vic.
DOMET FLANNEL WAISTS 15c.
BLACK SATINE WAISTS 15c.
Also in the purchase were about 250 dozen Men's Fine Night Shirts in both
cotton and domet flannel; some are slightly soiled by oil from the mill machinery.
These shirts sell universally at 75c. to $1; we have put them in the sale tomorrow at
BOYS' GOOD QUALITY OVERCOATS IN SINGLE AND
DOUBLE-BREASTED STYLES; SIZES /(IjO -fl /T\\ (Q)
4 AND 5 YEARS; SOLD HIGH AS So; UjJ/TsN
NOW REDUCED TO GO' 11 O JT vL^
This Handsome 4-piece Table
Set for -
A large collection off Fine Qowns, with low
and high neck, skirts trimmed with finest lace embroidery,
drawers of finest nainsook and longr.Ioth, corset covers that are
marvels of daintiness in material and making; slightly rumpled 1 I|
from handling; every garment in this lot Is worth T-.00; they are
all to go at
A very choice and handsome lot off Skirts, cff
toft and fine materials and beautifully ruffled and trimmed in m
a variety of dainty and pretty effects; not one of these tine I ?
skirts is worth less than $3. and no store sells equal qualities a|7 I _
for less; they are in the sale at *r
From 5 to 9 tomorrow evening we will sell this beautiful four
piece I able Set, in new and very neat pattern; made of heavv
pressed glass in genuine cut-glass pattern; would not sell ordi
narily under 75c-! one set only to a buyer, and none can be de
livered.
ALSO?As an additional four-hour special we shall sell 500
beautiful hand-painted China Plaques; exquisite ?9TT /
beaded pattern, gold stamped and lined; various sub- j]
jects; worth 15c. each; not over two to a buyer, at..
A large number off ffine pieces in Gowns, Draw
ers. Corset Covers, long and short Skirts, extra size Gowns, extra ^
size Drawers, etc. Each piece Is made perfectly and of high-class /\l 1/^
materials, and not one is worth under $1, some worth more; mussed II
from being displayed; all to go for
A most attractive sale offffering off
Fine Corset Covers, with rows upon rows of fine lace insertion,
finished with German Val. lace edging and drawstring of silken rib
bons; in all sizes; very dainty and pretty, and a big bargain at
Large lot off Children's Gowns and
Skirts, made of best materials and all daintily trimmed; they
are slightly soiled from handling and display; all sell regularly at
50c.; now down to
Children's Well-made Mus'iin Draw
ers; extra well made of good materials, with hemstitched ruffle;
they are in all sizes; these drawers ir. the sale at
Swift & Co.'s finest selected Boneless Bacon
lean and sugar-cured; two to four-pound strips
just received and to be sold at
Arjsuckle's Coffee
Sardines in oil
Campbell brand Catsup; tobasco or tomato....
Celery Chow-Chow; large bottles
Mince Meat; Mason quart jars
New Seeded Raisins or Currants
Shriver's Corn and Peas
Whitfield's Dainty Shoulder Hams
Golden's Best Sugar-Cured Hams
Baked Beans; "Chef" brand
J -waav,*. Ml ttUU *??????????????????
Quaker Oats; two-pound package...
Jams; "Simon Pure" brand........
Soap; Babbitt's; seven for.
Borden's Peerless Cream.
Best Beets; large cans
Golden's Best Lard; five-pound pail............
Sensational in the extreme is the
sacrifice on the program for tomor
row in the millinery section. The
offerings include the most up-to
date winter and early spring styles
and the prices should bring many
buyers. Note the littleness of the
prices.
Eastman's 2jc. Perfumes, in fancy
bottles 'Oe
Eastman's Camphor Ice *e
La Blache Face Powder 2*e
Roger At Gallet's Poudre de Riz. ?
Woodbury's Facial Powder He
Williams' Shaving Soap S.
Eastman's Benzoin-Almond Lotion 10e
Theatrical Cold Cream 23e
R. & G. Violette de Parme Toilet
Water ?8c
Pure Castile Soap, with Turkish
Wash Cloth..' tie
Face Chamois Skins Be
Danderine lfle
25c. Imported Tooth Brushes 10c
Holmes' Frostilla 14c
Gamble's Tooth Powder lie
Rubifoam 15c
Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet Soap 21c
Pinaud's Extract Vegetal S7r
Dorln's Theater Rouge 14e
50c. Imported Hair Brushes 23c
De Veaux's Perfumes (in bulk);
bring bottle 3c.
25c. Flexible Nail Fttes 15c,
Badger Shaving Brushes. 25c.
' Beautiful $3 to
$6 Trimmed Hats ^
at $1.98 and = = =. VOCo
Handsome and Stylish $7 to $10 ao
Trimmed Hats - -- -- - =.--0. QpaPoyO
Untrimmed Hats in hundreds off t] /n\^
stylish effffects; one Sot at 39c.; one lot at "
All the finest and most elegant Trimmed
Hats at HALF MARKED PRICES.
513=515=5117 Seventh Street
of the products produced is shown to be
$3S,a2o.877, or an Increase of 115 per cent
over 1900. The principal Industries cf Utah
are shown to be printing and publishing,
flour and grist mill products a ad butter
and cheese.
John L. C&dwalader Here.
A distinguished visitor u> the D jpartmant
of State yesterday was Mr. John L. C&d
walader of New York, who was aulrtaat
secretary of state from July, 187-1, to March.
1877, during part of the administrations at
Secretaries Fish and Evarts. The vhrttor
was warmly received by Seiretiry Root and
the assistant secretaries.
Cope Whitehouse'a Claim.
The olahn of Mr. Cope Whiteliouae to cer
tain desert lands In Egypt has been plaoed
'before the Senate* The extan&ive corre
apondeaee in tU? case waa called for bjr
the Senate on the 7th of December, and It
was delivered from the State 1 epartment.
Mr. Whitehouse claims ownership of a
large area of desert land, which, by the
construction of a tunnel to carry oft the
flood waters of the Nile, oa i be made fertile
and at the same time can forever prevent
dangerous floods on the Nile. It is claimed
that this project to prevent floods on the
Nile was under way In the days of the
Pharaohs and tint Jt la entirely practicable,
although never'?airied out by the ancients.
The papers were sent to the committes on
foreign relations, which will consider them.
Salaries of Army Officers.
Salaries of officers of the United States
army are rearranged in a bill introduced
by Senator Scott to amend the law* fixing
such salaries. The bill prescribes a schedule
as follows; The general. 935,900: lieutenant
?eoeraI, *U,000; major
general. brig
adier general, $S,B0(); colonel, (3,000; lieu
tenant colonel, $3,000; major, (2.625; captain
acting as regimental adjutant, quartermas
ter and commissary, $2,400; captain,
mounted, $2,400; captain, not mounted, $2,
100; first lieutenant and battalion adjutant,
1-2,100; first lieutenant, mounted, $1,820; not
mounted. I1.S00; second lieutenant and bat
talion quartermaster and commiiaary, $1,
930; second lieutenant, mounted, $1,800; not
Woman's Body Found in Creek.
Mrs. Mary DeBock. wife of a farmer liv
ing near Ambler, seventeen miles north or
Philadelphia, and lier elghteen-montln-oid^
child disappeared from r.htir homo y^st
day, and late last night the body of
woman was found in Wissahickon cr
Considerable mystery surrounds <he
and in consequence an unidentified
er has been arrested by the Mont
county authorities on suspicion
about the dlsapp

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