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A Mr'KTI Nf* OF THK STOCKITOLKKRS OF THE Simplex Concrete nilr.nr Company will take place at their office. No. 2(?2t> E st. n .w.. Washington. I>. C., on Monday. Fcbruarv 12. 11*H?. st 11 a.m. CONSTANTINE 8IIUMAN, Secy. It Iff You Ir&tendi Adding a KITCHEN DRESSER ?to your household equipment call and Inspect those we show. They re vastly superior In point of durability and finish to basswood dressers, yet me NO MORE COSTLY. |7im op in vour utdwa complete. GEO. M. BARKER, ?49fsL. DOORS. SASH BLINDS. MANTELS, ETC. Ja5-f.ni. w. 14 M&kircg L&trofoes Heat. We'll eliminate the cause and restore the latrobe t7 the limit of its heating power at small coat. rAl\Artli Practical linucr. Ml! 14th st. u.w. V,UI)CI llly Store Expert, "Phone Main 2730. _ja?d Peake Fyrnishes Panes O*' Window Clasa rut to order. Pr'ces low. Let us have your order, it'll receive Instant sttentkn. Wm C Po'-iW Southeast ?&;) Pa. are. s.c. v\ III. L. x CclKC, Glass Depot. 'Phone E. 39. jar> tkl A Competent Pi umber Will be dispatched nt once to estimate on your repair work the minute we receive yocr order. HUTCHINSON & MCCARTHY, 320 10th st. Ja5-6d Curing Roof TrouMes. We'll not only stop leak*, but will repair the roof so thoroughly that you'll have no trouble thereafter. ( Hoof Paint Co. T. J. Donovan. Mgr. V-IltllllLal nog (j gf. n.w. Formerly 1333 F st. Ja5-6d CapafeleSteamFetters "Vw required for aulck repairing of heating plants at your command here. Postal or 'phone Biggs Heating Co., JaT?6d HAVING Pl'R<"IIASEI) Mlt. K. C. BROWNING'S Interest in the sales, loan and rent departments of the Harrison-Browning Co., the business will ];ueafter be conducted as "The Harrison Realty Company," the undersigned being responsible solely for all obligations nf the new firm. Frank A Harrison, trailing as THE HARRISON REAL TY CO.. Real Estate, Loans, Rents and Fire In surance. 907 <i st. n.w. Ja4-3t* ExceiEent Iron-Clad Paant - a peerless roof tonic -fills grams arsl small holes --makes roof* absolutely waterproof. Guaranteed. ("HTTFP Expert In 711 G st. n.w. j V. v / i i l .i\ , Roof work 'Phone M. 3710. ja I-fid W e give a written guarantee with every job of roof repairing and painting. It's just like getting our insurance policy for satisfaction?for tro assume all the responsibility. G irafton & Son,T14S;r.WSSreS.T6o iaMOd YOUR "SUET? YOUR OVERCOAT? TO ORDER AT A GREATLY REDUCED PRICE. We've made sweeping reductions through out our line of suitings and overcoat fabrics and will build your garments to order now for far less than regular prices. Reductions In this proportion: $2." Overcoats to ord*r $17.50 *2ft Suits to order $17.50 Tuxedo Suits to order $2.~?.?tf> Schwartz <& Pelzman, S!D5--5;II!7 1th Street. jn4 2S,1 How's Your Piano?m[Z* l?e just what's needed to make it as g<?od as it ever was. Employ our experts. Grimes'Piano Store, 112 OF ja4 6d A Print Slhop Tihat Willi Serve You Conscientiously ?and give you the best work at the minimum cost. Judd Detwei!er,iNc.. THE BIG PRINT SHOP. 420 22 11th st. j:: \ MM Busy Supplying Glass. You'll find us prepared to supply any size or kind cf glass you want. Consult us. E. J. Murphy Co., Inc., 'A^^tvsodaiiy ja * &i Any Kind off Bookbinding ?you desire can be done in ?our plant. Flexible and hard ??binding, ledgers ruled to order, ?lettering, etc. LOWEST priccs. Geo. E. Howard,? 114 E2thst. PRINTER. ENGRAVER AND BOOKBINDER. ;f:4-d.eSu,14 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED domestic progress you'll find it instructive ? inspect the large line of ELECTRICAL AP PLIANCES COOKING UTENSILS and home ? ?mforts displayed here. All are welcome. Kat'E Elect Heal Supply Co., 1330 NEW YORK AVE. ;.i4 d.oSu 10 SPECIAL NOTICE. ON AND AFTER JAN. 15 we shall occupy. In conjunction with our present quarters, the sales rooms 402,403,405 1111 th St.N.W. ?recently used by the King Paj>er Co. Alterations count???!!ng the old and nev. quarters are under way. E. MORRISON PAPER CO. 1009 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. ;a l d.eSn 14 A PERFECT PEN FOR BOOKKEEPERS. "PI I'FF.ct RESERVOIR COMMERCIAL PENS" -write 150 words to each dip and give bookkeep ers 'JO minutes' continuous service. All styles; $1.00 j>er 100: box of 23 by mall, 30c. Sample sent free on request. DEVOY PHILLIPS CO.. Patentees and Makers, Acm!. ai Paruch s Cigar and ? WUIllUil^'t, Newsstand, 931 Vtli at. }n\ lin 10 NOTICE THE ANN! AL MEETING OF THE kholders of the Cranford Paving Company v ill be held at its office. 2020 E st. n.w., Wash ington, D. C., at 12 o'clock lu., on Tuesday, the 9th day of January, 1906. J. H. CRANFORD, President. H. S HOUGHTON, Secretary. jan2-6t AGENCY FOR DR. JAEGER'S WORLD -REXOWXED PURE WOOL UXDERW EAR. TYSSOWSKI BROS., 728 13TII ST. Fhln Makers and up-to-date Furnishings for Men. jaJ tf.eSu 10 I CROIT I GO JBW1LH8 \M? OPTICI aus. 1702 14th si. n.w. We Lave been doing repairing for over 12 years and to our knowledge has proven satisfactory. Just give us a trial. All work warranted, palled for and delivered, sol 2 wot .ft OFFICE or I Hi Ml TI'AI, FIRE INSURANCE Coupuy ol tb# District "f Odonddt, Washing ton Decembei 30, 190o. The annua 1 meeting of th- Ml II VL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF Tlli. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA will be held on the THIRD MONDAY in January (the lftth). it th s o3i? e of the company. No. 90S Pennsylvania ave. n.w. commencing at 0 o'clock a.m. By the charter of the company the election of seven manage.s to conduct the affairs of the com pany ia required to be held at the above meeting. B.. the MXth article of the by-laws of the com pany it ik provided: "At the annual meeting of the company, the first business in order shall be :lie appointment of a chairman, who shall conduct the meeting and election in accordance with the act of ini-oi)K>ration. betweeu the hours of 0 o'clock a.m. and 0 p.m." Amount of premium notes $2.669.7S9.R0 Amount of cash on hand 4 OW.IO Securities 239,f?68.00 Real estate T. . . . 79,500.00 office furniture and fixtures ft00.00 Losses by fire, adjusted and paid. 7,9.'10.73 The annual statement will be ready for distri bution at the office of the company al>out January 13, 1900. Bv order of the Board of Managers de31-10t L PIERCE BO TELE R, Secretary. V \TCII REPAIRING NOTE THESE SPECIAL prices: Watches cleaned. 75*'.: malutprings. 76c.; crystals < thick or thin). 10c. Swiss watches and French clocks a specialty. AH work warranted. MAX ?;RKEMBERfi. T&l 10th at. n.w. de29 d.eSu THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOCK HOLD era of the i apltal Traction Company for the elec tion of directors will be held at the ottlce of the tompany, 80th nn-l M sts. n.w., on WEDNES DAY. January 10, 19<XJ. Tbs polls will be open from 10:00 a ro. until 12:00 main. G. T. DUNT/JP, President. H 1? CRAMPTON, 8ecre?ary. de26-16t THE WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY. ?THK arnual meeting of the stockholders of the Wash ington Market Company vs 111 be held In the <*t t: c <?f the company. In the 7th street 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, liXifl. for the CbotCf of thlrteeu directors to serve the ensuing year, and to act on any other subject wlrhin the power of the corporation that may be brought before the meeting. FRANK G. WILKIN'S. Secretary. Wftsldaftsa. D. C., December lft. 1906. del.-tf SPECIAL NOTICES. COAL, COAL. p T rip APTT nighest grade co?l .m market J" ?t low prices. Yard and ofilce cor. 4th and F d.c. 'Phone East 233. dell-80t*9 SPIRITUALISM. THE POST SAYS: MK. KEELER. 918 H ST.. Htan'Is at tho head of tb<? profession. Private Interviews dally. Interesting public seance in the light Friday night. ja2-4t* SOMEWHAT COLDER TONIGHT. Saturday Fair; Light Westerly Winds. Forecast till 8 p.m. Saturday: For the District of Columbia, Delaware and Mary land. (air and somewhat colder tonight; Saturday fair; light westerly winds. For Virginia, fair tonight and Saturday; colder tonight in northern portion; fresh westerly winds. Minimum temperature past twenty-four hours, 86; a year ago, 21. Weather conditions and general forecast: The great barometric depression of the last few clays has passed beyond the field of observation, although pressure is still ab normally low over the lake region and the St. Lawrence Valley. A shallo-w depression central this morning in Manitoba is moving eastward, and will tend to maintain low pressure and unsettled weather in the lower lake region. Fair weather is probable in all other parts of the Washington forecast dis trict. The temperature will rise slowly in south ern districts. The winds along the middle and south Atlantic coasts will be fresh westerly, and on the east gulf coast light westerly. The following heavy precipitation (in inches) has been reported during the past twenty-four hours: Sydney, 1.2J; Tampa, 1.22. Steamers departing today for European ports will have fresh southwesterly winds and partly cloudy 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 4, 4 p>m., 80; 8 p.m.. 40; 12 midnight. 48. January 5, 4 a.m., 40; 8 a.m.. 30; 12 noon, 47; 2 p.m., 49. Maximum. 62, at 2:30 p.m., January 4; minimum, 30, at 7 a.m., January 5. Barometer?January 4, 4 p.m., 29.30; 8 p.m.. 29.50; 12 midnight, 29.62. January 5. 4 a.m.. 29.72; 8 a.m., 29.79; noon, 29.78 ; 2 p.m., 29.75. Tide Table. Today?Low tide, 10:23 a.m. and 11:10 p. m.; high tide, 3:50 a.m. and 4:11 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide, 11:10 a.m. and 11:54 p.m.; high tide, 4:40 a.m. and 4:56 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today?Sun rose 7:19 a.m.; sun sets 4:51 p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises 7:19 a.m. Moon sets 3:24 a.m. tomorrow. The City Lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all lighted 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 fortj--iive minutes before sunrise. Army Orders. Leaves of absence have been granted as follows: Capt. George L. Byram, 6th Cav alry, two months: Capt. Frank H. Lawton. commissary, one month; First .Lieut. Ar thur M. Ferguson, 14th Infantry. First Lieut. Arthur M. Ferguson, 14th Infantry, on the expiration of his leave or absence will be ordered to Join his regiment. First I.leut. Alvan C. Gillem, 5th Cavalry, has been relieved from further treatment at the general hospital. Presidio, of San Francisco, and ordered to Join his troop upon the expiration of liis present leave of absence. It is announced that Assistant Surgeon William H. Brooks has been advanced in grade from first lieutenant to be a captain. Capt. Henry Page, assistant surgeon, h;ts been relieved from duty in the Philippines and ordered to San Francisco to report lor further orders. Capt. George L. Byram, 6th Cavalry, has been relieved from treatment at the G*eneral Hospital, Washington barracks, this city, and ordered to join his troop. Maj. Albert D. Kniskern. commissary, purchasing commissary at Chicago, Illinois, has been ordered to Algonquin, 111., on official business pertaining- to the inspection of subsistence stores Contract Surgeon John It. Hereford has been relieved from further duty In the Phil ippines division and ordered to duty at Fort Moultrie, S. C. Contract Surgeon George H. Jor.es has been ordered to his home to report to the surgeon general of the army for the annul ment of his contract. Leaves of absence have been granted as follows: First Lieutenant Arthur M. Fer guson, 14th Infantry, two months; Capt. Floyd W. Harris, 4th Cavalry, to include March 31 next, and First Lieutenant El liot Cazlarc, 1st Infantry, three months and twenty-five days. Naval Orders. Lieut. W. K. Gise, from the Washington navy yard to the Dolphin, as executive officer. Assistant Surgeon J. F. Murphy, to tho recruiting station, Omaha. Assistant Surgeon C. K. Winn, from tho Omaha recruiting stoMon to the naval lio3 pital, Washington. Paymaster C. Morris, to the Norfolk navy yurd. Warrant Machinist D. J. Marx, to thfl Franklin, at Norfolk. Passed Assistant Paymaster C. S. Baker, to the Norfolk navy yard. Commanders J. H. Rohrbacher and M. A. Anderson,^ retired, from the Oregon to liome. Lieut. R. D. White and Passed Assistant Paymaster F. R. Holt, from tiie Rainbow to home. Lieut. Commander C. W. Dyson, to the, Ohio. Lieut. Commander L. D. Miner, from tiie Cavite station to the Oregon. Lieut. Commander \v. W. Buchanan, from the Ohio to the Oregon. Assistant Paymaster R. K. Van ater, from the Cavite station to the Ralnlbow. Ensign R. S. Holmes, from the Wiscon sin to tho Oregon. Ensign A. T. Brisliin, front the Rainbow to tiie Oregon. Warrant Machinists J. J. Cullen, ,T. H. Busch and Wr. Heidelberg, from tiie Cavite station to tiie Cincinnati. Warrant Machinist W. W. Hoopes, to tho Cavite station. Warrant Machinist Z. A. Sherwin, to the Rainbow. Warrant Machinists F. F. Krainek and B. C. Howard, to the Oregon. Warrant Machinist O. J. McCorkle, to the Monadnock. Warrant Machinist F. G. Randall, to the Baltimore. Warrant Machinist T. C. Hiner, to the Ohio. Just the Weather _ for Coflds? The kind Itheit hangon; Just the weather for Scott's Emulsion, too. There's an element of bodily protec tion furnished by Scott's Errmrsloo That makes one proof against co3d risks. Breaks a cold before it can get a foot ho! d and repairs the wear and tear on the tis sues affected. NotHing takes in'oid oi a cold so quickiy as Scott's Emul sion. M oaots ami |1.00?All Druggist*. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Few Visitors Prior to Cabinet Meeting. AN INDIANA OFFICE Surveyorship of the Port of Indi&nap olis in Contest. TWO PROMINENT CANDIDATES One Recommended by Senator Bever idge and One by Representative Overstreet. There were just a few visitors prior to the cabinet meeting today. Included in these were Senator Beveridge and Representative Overstreet of Indianapolis. There is a fight on for the surveyorship of the port of In dianapolis. The position is now held by Archibald Young, and he has been there eight years at $5,000 a year. The conclu sion was reached by the Indianapolis and Indiana statesmen that he ought to give way to some other Indiana man, but no one man could be agreed upon. The conse quence is that there are two prominent can didates for the surveyorship, one backed by Senator Beveridge and the other by Rep resentative Overstreet. The probability is that Senator Beveridge's choice will be named to the Senate by the President, who regards the senators of a state as the nat ural purveyors of patronage. In this par ticular case, however, it is stated that for a number of years, owing to various reasons, the surveyorship at Indianapolis was filled upon the recommendations of the represen tative of that district. Following the usual custom, Representative Overstreet recom mended Frank D. Stalnaker, a prominent business man, while Senator Beveridge has handed in to the President tlie name of L. G. Rothschild, at the present time assistant at torney general of Indiana, a well-known lawyer and business man. The commercial organizations of the city have taken the matter up and are backing one or the other of the candidates, the preference appearing to be for Stalnaker, who was a candidate in the recent republican primaries for the nom ination for mayor of that city. Senator Hemenway is said not to have gotten into the tight, although it is hinted that he is somewhat in sympathy with Stal naker. Senator. Hemenway probably con siders that the appointment is one that does not belong in his part of the state, and that it belongs to Senator Beveridge, who is from Indianapolis. Some Senatorial Differences. President Roosevelt has had more trouble in tlie last few months over appointments where there were differences between the republican senators or in the r^iublican delegations in Congress than he has had before in many months. He has tried hard to insist upon those responsible for recom mendations getting together so as to accept the responsibility that belongs to them, but he is not able to bring about the harmony he desires in every case. The two South Dakota senators, for instance, are at dag ger's point over patronage in their state and the alleged attempt of Senator Kit tredge to bring about the overthrow of Sen ator Gamble and to name a man suitable to himself for senator. Senators Dick and Foraker have not been able to agree upon some of the Ohio ap pointments. although they have agreed upon others. Each has submitted his own recommendations and placed the responsi bility upon the President of deciding be tween them. The President will probably have a still worse case to contend with from now on In the two Wisconsin senators. When Judge Quarles was the colleague of Sena tor Spooner they worked together in per fect harmony in the matter ot. patronage, but there is no one who believes for a minute that Senator Spooner and his new colleague, Senator Da Follette, will be able to get together in this direction. There would be immense surprise in Wisconsin if this should prove true. The men are so wide apart in their views as to policies and men that it will be jjractically impos sible for them to unite as to applicants to fill the federal offices. It is suggested that the best solution will be for the two senators to divide the state, so that one will make the appointments in one part and the other in another. A. Benzinger, the Paris painter, who painted one of the best pictures of Mc Kinley ever put upon canvas, was at the White House today. He has come to this country to make some paintings of distin guished men and women, and is at present at work in Pittsburg. White House Conference Tonight. A conference will be held at the White House tonight. President Roosevelt having invited Secretaries Root, Taft and Bona parte and Attorney General Moody to meet him at 0:30 o'clock. It is stated that the conference will be for the purpose of con sidering some questions which were broach ed at today's cabinet meeting, but which, at the time, could not be discussed thors. oughly. These questions relate to the proposed changes in the naval personnel bill affect ing promotion of officers and the status of the general board of the navy. ALLEGED VIOLATIONS. Dealers Charged With Selling Milk Not up to Standard. A large number of warrants for dealers in milk, cream and similar products were sent out from the Police Court yeslerday, charging the defendants with violating the pure food law, "in selling milk or cre.im that was under the standard, etc. The re sult was that twenty-one warrants were re turned to the Police Court today, having been served on the defendants. In all but one of the trfenty-one cases each of the defendants put up $5 collateral for his ap pearance in the court and then forfeited the collateral this morning. One man came to court and was fined $5. John Tippette of SW<> Massachusetts ave nue, the one of the defendants who came to court, pleaded guilty to selling milk that was not up to the standard in the amount of fat it contained, but claimed that lie sold it as it was sold to him by a dairyman. The dealers who forfeited their $5 col lateral were: Joseph ? B. Ager, Mary T. Burke, Theodore Cheakolas. Nunzlo Crie vello, Julian P. Dodge, William C. Ellis, George B. Ewell, Rufus F. Fox. Gwynetta Gaskins, Joseph Levezzo, Frank G. Lindsay, Max Mazo, Henry H. Mills. Vince Pepi, Ferdinand Rupert, Mary Sterling. Bernard Walls, Albert Wildman, Ju'.ius II. Snider and John W. Gregg. Verdict for $5,280,333 in Harper Case A verdict for $5.2S0,333 against Edward E. Harper, once vice president of the Fidel ity National Bank of Cincinnati, was af firmed by Judge Coxe In the lTnited States circuit court in New York yesterday. E'ghteen years ago Mr. Haiper was con victed of causing the failure of the Fidelity Bank, and served six years in prison. The verdict which he was ordered to pay yes terday grew out of this failure. The origi nal amount sued for was $2,500,000, and yesterday's verdict of over ?D,000,000 repre sented this claim plus the interest which has accrued during the eighteen years the suit has been pending In the court. Mayor's War on Ticket Speculators. Mayor Dunne announced at Chicago yes terday that he would at once issue orders 16 arrest all scalpers of theater and amuse ment tickets who operate on the sidewalks or streets. The sale of tickets In the hotels at prices above those charged at the box offices will not be stopped at present, but the mayor declared yesterday tljat he would secure the passage of a city ordi nance which would provide for a llccneo fee of $500 for every dealer In theater ticket*. THE COURT RECORD United States Supreme Court. Present, the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Harlan, Mr. Justice Brewer. Mr. Justice Brown, Mr. Justice White, Mr. Justice Peckham. Mr. Justice McKenna, Mr. Jus tice Holmes and Mr. Justice l>av. Felix H. Levy of New York city, Edwin P. Grosvenor of New York city, Albert James Campbell of Butte, Mont., and Charles F. F&iwsett of Milwaukee, Wis., were admitted to practice. No. 840. Edwin F. Hale, appellant, agt. William Henkel. United States marshal, etc.; and No. 341. William H. McAlister. appellant, agt. William Henkel. United States mar shal, etc. Argument continued by Mr. Henry W. Taft for the appellee. Proceedings after The Star went to press yesterday: No. 340. Edwin F. Hale, appellant, agt. William Henkel, United States marshal, etc.; and No. 341. William II. MeAlister. appellant, agt. William Henkel. United States mar shal, etc. Argument commenced by Mr. De Lancey Nicoll for the appellant and continued by Mr. Henry W. Taft for t>he appellee. The day call for Friday. January 5. Is as follows. Ncs. 340 (and 341). 3S1 (and 3S2, 383. 384. 385, 400, 491 and 492), 223, 360. 211. 331 (and 332 333, 334, 335 and 330). 407 (and 453. 454 and 493), 178, 340 (and 347 and 348) and 140 and 4<K1 of October term, 1901. Court of Appeals. Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Duell apd Mr. Justice McComns. Order designating Associate Justice Job Barnard. Supreme Court, District of Columbia, to sit as a member of thi3 court on the hearing and decision of case No. (S of the special calendar. No. 1023. American Graphophone Com pany agt. Smith; argument commenced by Mr. Fulton Lewis for appellant, continued by Mr. Melville Church and Mr. A. S. Worthington for appellee and concluded by Mr. Fulton Lewis for appellant; on motion, the appellant is al lowed to file supplemental brief herein if so advised. Patent appeal No. 299?Bowen agt. Hill, jr.; passed until March. No. 1508?Harris ngt. Lang, ano 1038, Harris agt. Nixon et al.; argument com menced by Mr. Stuart McNamara for ap pellant. Patent appeal No. 300. In re application of Henry B. Moeser; passed until March. Patent appeal No. 338. In re application of Joel A. Hayes; passed until March. No. 1500. Cook agt. United States; judg ment reversed and cause remanded for fur ther proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion of this court; opinion by Mr. Justice ? Duell. No. 1609. Bryant agt. District of Colum bia Dental Society; order affirmed with costs; opinion by Mr. Justice Duell. No. 14!X). Clements agt. Potomac Electric Power Company; judgment reversed with costs and cause remanded with direction to set aside verdict and grant a new trial; opinion by Chief Justice Shepard. No. 1610. Burge agt. United States; judg ment reversed and cause remanded for a new trial; opinion by Mr. Justice McComas. No. 1578. Rernsdorff agt. Bernsdorff; de cree affirmed with costs; opinion by Mr. Chief Justice Shepard. No. 1564. Gassenheimer agt. United States; judgment reversed and cause re manded, with direction to set aside verdict and grant a new trial. Opinion by Chief Justice Siieivard. No. 1577. Dangerfield agt. Williams et al.; decree affirmed with costs. Opinion by Mr. Justice Duell. No. 1573. Llndsey agt. Pennsylvania Rail ro.a? Company et al.; judgment reversed with costs and cause remanded for a new trial; opinion by Chief Justice Sbepard. No. 15C7. Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Railway Company agt. Chap man; judgment affirmed with costs; opin ion by Mr. Justice Duell. No. 1580. Knoll agt. United States; judg ment affirmed; opinion by Chief Justice Shepard. No. 1690. McKay et al. agt. Bradlev; or der reversed with costs, and cause remand ed for further proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion of this court; opinion by Chief Justice Shepard. No. 31. Patent appeal. Podlesak agt. Mc i Innerney; cause remanded to commissioner of patents for further consideration as to identity of invention; opinion by Mr. Justice Duell. " No. 324. Patent, appeal. Gilman agt. Hin son; decision of commissioner of patents af firmed; opinion by Mr. Justice McComas. No. ?.1S. Patent appeal. In re application of William J. Thomson; decision of com missioner of patents reversed; opinion by Chief Justice Shepard. District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT NO. 1-Mr. Justice An derson. Flynn agt. Flynn; appearance of absent defendant ordered; complainant's solicitor, T. C. Bradley; defendant's solicitor, R. B. Behrend. Walker agt. Walker; appearance of ab sent defendant ordered; complainant's so licitor. T. C. Bradley. McMahon agt. Carter: title vested in com plainant; complainant's solicitor, J. B. Ear ner. Bottineau agt. O'Grady; demurrer over ruled, with leave to answer; complainant's solicitors. Ralston & Siddons; defendant's solicitor, M. H. Beach. O'Donnell agt. O'Donnell; David Moore appointed co-trustee; bond, 915,000; com plainant's solicitor, W. J. Lambert. Prosise agt. Prosise; defendant ordered to pay examiner's fee; complainant's solicitor, H. Boyd; defendant's solicitor, C. Carring ton. Calvert Mortgage and Deposit Company agt. Richardson; substitution of trustee; complainant's solicitor, H. W. AVheatley. EQUITY COURT NO. 2-JIr. Justice Staf ford. Saltsman agt. Saltsman; divorce a vln. mat, etc., decreed; complainant's solicitor, P. H. Marshall; defendant's solicitor, W. B. Mathews. Frost agt. Internationa! Investment Com pany; demurrer to amended bill sustained; complainant's solicitors, I. G. H. Alward, H. Johnson; defendant's solicitor. D. E. An thony. Hoy agt. Hoy; petition of December 12, 1905, denied; complainant's solicitors, Sheehy & Sheehy; defendant's solicitor, R. P. Evans. Albrecht agt. N. S. Bindery Company; dismissal of bill decreed; complainant's so licitors, Mangan &- Brady; defendant's so licitors, A. S. Smith and R. A. Ford. Robinson agt. Robinson; reference to Ex aminer T. H. Fitnam; complainant's so licitor, F. R. Keys. CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1-Justice Barnard. Dieudonnc agt. Dawson; Judgment by de fault. Plaintiff's attorney, John Ridout. Washington Brewing Company agt. Cos grove; motion for judgment granted for want of sufficient affidavit; judgment for plaintiff for $475. Plaintiff's attorneys, Bir ney & Woodard; defendant's attorney, John Ridout. Cosgrove agt. Senay; plaintiff's demurrer to defendant's plea sustained. Plaintiff's attorney, John Ridout; defendant's attor ney, W. J. l>ambert. CRIMINAL COURT NO. 1?Justice Gould. United States agt. William G. Crawfor'l; violating section 54148, R. S. U. S.; bench warrant returned eepl and personal recog nizance taken: attorneys, Worthington. lleald & Frailey. United States agt. James H. Baker; em bezzlement; plea, not guilty. United States agt. George Alien; embez zlement; plea, guilty; defendant remanded. United States agt. James Bird; assault with a dangerous weapon; plea, guilty; de fendant remanded. United States agt. Wm. Johnson; rob bery; plea, not guilty. United States agt. N. Guy Miller- em- ' bezzlement (two cases); plea, not gulity. J CRIMINAL COURT NO. 2-Justlce Gould United States agt. Richard Slater; depre dation. on private property; motion for con tinuance granted. Attorney W. E Poul ton, jr. United States agt. Charles Reynolds; rob bery; motion for continuance granted. Britt agt. Adams Express Company; mo tion for new trial overruled; Judgment on verdict for plaintiff. Plaintiff's attorneys George Kearney and F. Edward Mltchell: defendant's attorney, S. T. Thomas. United States agt. Howard Thomas; lar ceny; plea not guilty withdrawn; plea guilty; sentence penitentiary seven years. United States agt. Mary Thomas; lar ceny; verdict guilty; sentence penitentiary for three years and six months. Attorneys, ?n..ex Rorke and Patrick Dowling. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT? Justice Gould. ' In re opening of an alley through part block 12, Meridian Hill; exceptions over ruled and verdict of Jury confirmed. EQUITY COURi" (lunacy business)?Jus tice Gould. The following persons were adjudged In sane and committed to St. Elisabeth's Asy lum: Joseph Steker. Issac A. Rosekrans, I Hannai!<ip|t?Kberser, Henry .Brown and Start the New Year on an Easy Footing! ?Wear our "BEND-EESY" Shoes, the finest - made, heavy - ?oI?(l Shoes?that "bend" as "easy" as slippers?for men or women $? gATURDAVS gURPLUS ghOE gALE. HIS mild weather has not moved the heavier Winter Shoes as quickly as we expected?therefore REDUCED PRICES MUST move them. You'll need these Shoes, without a doubt, before Spring sets in?and you'll never again have a chance to buy good Shoes any lower than we're offering them tomorrow. Men's "Tri-Wear" and Other $3.50 Shoes. Three popular styles of our famous "TRI-WEAR" .and a number of other high grade $3.50 grades of double sole?drill and leather lined, gun-metal, box and storm calf, also Vlcl Kid Blucher and Laced Shoe* will be offered tomorrow only at ?... $4 PATENT COLT Men's Blucher and Laced Shoes? two of the best styles and qualities that you ever bought at $4?tomor row $3 J $2 WHN^ER SHOES. Men's Double-sole Box-calf Bluchers and Sterling Calf Army Shoes?made for hard service?and good $2 value at rs vv, s$1.4, > 4? Youinig Folks' Shoes. Good $2.5? Shoes. Boys' Welted double Oak Sole Gun Metal and Velour Calf. I>aced and Bluchers. Sizes 1 to 5>/4. Girls' Demi Calf, half heel. /?? <i ir\ p> stylish, double Sole Boots. 8izes ll1,4 5m II to 5?tomorrow ^ ' $2 W5 rater Shoes for Boys and Girls of all Sizes?made of best Calf or stout Kid. 9 Styles?, tomorrow Splendid SLS? Shoes of genuine Box Calf or best Vicl Kid ?for Boys and Girls. Size3 8V& to Girls or Boys' 5% .19 Solid Sole $L2S Laced Shoes for girls?in Sizes 8% to 2?Good Calf or j=? Kid uppers?solid double Soles?tomorrow Women's Shoes. Swell $4 Boots. Stylish Patent Colt and Surpass Kid Blucher Laced Boots?with military or h'gh *%> n "i\ Cuban heels. Three up-to-date shapes. ^ I (I ft For tomorrow only oP'aJ'? U HJ' $3 and $3.50 Boots. Twelve popular Styles of Laced and Button wlnter welght Calf. Kid and Patent Kid Boots, including one Style of our "Wl-mo dau-sls" Shoes, at Good $2.50 Grade Boots. Demi Calf and Patent Colt Laced and Button Boots?3 Kinds?tomorrow $1.81 $L5?) Winter Shoes. Old Ladies' warm-lined Kid foxed Beaver Laced Boots?and stout Kid Boots?in 4 popular sorts at $1.19 4 4 Women's 35c. Slum ber Slip pers ? Small S=Priced Saturday Specials. Child s50c. Warm Jersey Leg l!S...aU 29c. Babies' 50c. and 75c. pretty little KS*,.. 30c. ui ft LI| ft Women's and Child's warm Ju liets and '5(0),-. Slippers.. v^/ Women's a n d Child's $1 fur bound leather sole Ju liets. ., 69c. Three Reliable Shoe Houses, Cor. 7th and K Sts., 1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave., 233 Pa. Ave. S.E. Marv J Klotz. Mary Catharine Gordon was found to be sane and discharged. PROBATE COURT?Justice Stafford. Estate of Gertrude S. Mobley; le*J*JLy. administration granted to ^ingh^ob'e> ' VvlMaK et ins Annie E. Shea guardian, bond, J-.JW, attnrnev W. J. Lnnibprt. Estate of Margaret Edes; executors al lowed to sell certain rights; attorney, John ^Estate of Jennie M. Crummell: order al lowing attorneys' fees; attornei, M. N. RE^tarteSof"william T. Matthews: order ac ceptlng compromise; attorney J. E. bVn re Annie Ferguson; petition to sell real estate; attorney, AY. E. Ambro. e. In re Ethel Clowe; order directing pur chase of notes; attorney, *? w. mc listate of Titian J Coffey; order of sale, attorney, E. L. White. +,? di? Relate of John Backings; petition 1d*? charge bondsmen filed; attorney, L. L. Phii Estate of John E. Hammond; ?aih dated February 8. 1904, filed. Estate of Mary Blocher; order appointing Elizabeth Sands guardian; bond, 5200; at torney, Joseph D. Sullivan. In re Norman E. Hamerstrom; order of allowance; attorneys. Wilson & Barksdale. Estate of John Moran; will dated Julj ll, 1905, filed. . Estate of Herbert B. Blair; will dated May 21, 1805, filed. Estate of Juan E. Macias; letters of ad ministration granted to Juan Hernandez de Macias; bond $300; attorney, E. L. White. In re Rosella Shea et al.; petition for ap pointment of guardian tiled; attorney, W. J. Lambert. . Estate of Mary Jane Sinclair; will dated September 28, 1898, tiled. real estate transfers. NO. 744) FIFTH STREET NORTHEAST? Annie E. Larkin et al., to Eugene V. Gorman, lot 32, square 809; $10. GIRLS' PORTION?John Ridout et al., trustees, to Oscar M. Bryant, part; $6,500. K STREET NORTHEAST between 6th and 7th streets?Sisters of the Visitation to I^awrence A. Chiswell, part lot 1ft, square 859; $5. George \\. alsh to same, same property; $20. TRINIDAD?Crandal Mackey et ux. to Benjamin T. Brant, lots 40 and 41, block 10; $10. ADDITION TO LE DROIT PARK-Harry Wardman to John C. McKillen. lot 19, square 33; $10. Same to Ettie A\ . Jer man. lot 75, square 36; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT HEIGHTS?Fulton R. Gordon to David A. Brodie, lot 11, square 1; 51.482. Same to Gerald S. Martindale, lot 15, square 5, and lot 1, square 2; $3 298.44. NO. 1808 CORCORAN STREET NORTH WEST?Lawrence Hufty to Henrietta B. Hufty, lot 07, square 134; $3,500. ADDITION TO ANACOSTIA?Henry A. Griswold et ux. to James McPherson, part lot 182 and all lot 183; $10. DOBBINS' ADDITION?Martin C. Moebs to James K. and Lura M. Mock, lot 30, square 5; $10. H STREET NORTHWEST between 3d and 4th streets?Mary A. Cook et vir, Ab raham G.. to Rose E. Kitzmiiler, part original lot 15, square 529: $10. EIGHTH STREET NORTHWEST between S and T streets?Benjamin S. Minor et al., trustees, to Tillotson E. Brown, part original lot 3. square 417; . RANDLE HIGHLANDS?United States Realty Company to Albert I. Prose, lots and 26, block 9; $10. DOBBINS' ADDITION?Harry A. Wagstaff to Elisha P. Taylor, lot 33, block 21; $10. MOORE & BARBOUR'S ADDITION?Alex ander Miller et ux. to John Henderson, jr., lot 9, block 3; $10. EIGHTEENTH AND I STREETS NORTH WEST?Richard C. Dean to Sarah B. Dean, part original lots 16, 17, 18, square FRIENDSHIP, ST. PHILIP AND JACOB? E. E. Hoge et ux. to John M. Hoge, part lots 33 and 34; $10. FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS?Robinson White et ux. to Lucy Stannard, lot 30, block 4; $10. NO. 1106 26TH STREET NORTHWEST? Thomas A. Davis et ux. to Mary P. Mynsbridge, lot 6, square west of 14; $10. M STREET NORTHWEST between 18th and 10th streets?Violet B. Bloomer to Arthur R. Burkholder. part lot 78, square 140; $10. NO. 1030 17TH STREET NORTHWEST? Abram S. McCoy, executor, to Homer Guerrv, lot 13, square 164; $6,000. ELEVENTH AND TJ STREETS NORTH WEST?Rebecca Black et vlr, Ulysses G., to George W. Manogue, lot 22, square 306; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT?Clara A. Lelaad to John T. Knott, lot 2?9 and lot 5; $10. CLIFFBOl'RNB? Louis H. Meyers et ux. to Elmon A. A. Cook, lots 6T and 65, " block 3: $10. NO. 1919 E STREET NORTHWEST?Lil lian L. Maher to Daniel A. Kelly, part original lot 3, stiuare 122; $10. French General Wounded in Duel. During a duel with swords at Paris, yes terday, Major Driant twice wounded Gen eral Percln, disabling Ills right arm. The duel lasted for an hour, and consisted of thirteen bouts. The combat was brought about by an article published by Major Driant condemning General Percln, who was chief of staff under former Minister of War Andre, for connection with the secret reports made against army officers during Andre's ministry. Accused of Misappropriating $75,000. John W. Neff. former county auditor, and Roland J. Conover, the contractor who re moved the bodies from the North street cemetery to the Lake Side cemetery, at Buffalo, were indicted there yesterday by the grand jury. Neff was arrested. The crimes charged in the Indictments are perjury in connection with false vouchers and warrants issued In payment of money illegally 'from the county treasury in 1901, 1902 and 1903, and grand larceny. Requisition for Latimer for Swindle. Governor Pennypacker, at Ilarrisburg, Pa., yesterday, grunted the application of the Philadelphia police authorities for a requisition on the Canadian government for the return to Philadelphia of Harrv Iti mer, -who is wanted In that city for em bezzlement and swindling. J he p.:peis now go to the State Department in this city. Latimer was connected with the Provident Investment Bureau in Philadelphia, now in receiver's hands. Chamberlain Hooted at Meeting. The British political campaign is now warming up. Already n number of disor derly meetings have l)e?n reported, and last night, when Joseph Chamberlain attempted to address a mass meeting a.t Derby in sup port of the unionist candidates he was bowled down from the beginning and w^.s unable to secure a hearing. ?ir Henry Beli rose a prominent citizen of Derby, appealed to the audience to give Mr. Chamberlain an opportunity to outline his views. Mr. Cham berlain who was evidently enraged, again rose, and s?-kl lie mistaken in appealing to the intelligence of the peop.e or Derby. This caused renewed uproar, and, though Mr Chamberlain fought hard, he was un able# to overcome the opposition, and, his voice failing, he retired amid continued tu mult. A Most Exciting Tale. The London Bookseller says of "Curly:" "Spun with a vivacity that forcibly re minds us of Bret Harte. The narrative Is told <in his own uncouth yet humorous lan guage) by one 'Chaikeye,' 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 jnarked extent ' "Curly" will be published as a daily serial in The Star, the opening chap ters appearing Saturday. Accused Man to Be Released. It was the recommendation of the prose cuting attorney at Bridgeport, Conn., yes terday that a nolle pres. te entered in the case 'of George W. Cornwell, former treas urer of the Wheeler & Wilson Manufactur ing Company, arrested a few days ago on tlia charge of theft of bonds, and Jewelry from Mrs. Gilbert A. Lumpkin, wife of a former partner In the firm of Arnold & Co. of St. Louis, which was prosecuted by the federal government because of alleged "get-rich-Quick" methods of business. Conried Secured Non-Union Chorus. Singers, good, bad and indifferent cro^doJ Heinrich Conried's office at the Metropolitan Opera House In New York city yesterday, seeking employment In the jJh< e.i of the members of the regular chorus, who went on strike for higher wages at the perform ance of "Faust" last Wednesday night. Each man and woma* who gave evidence of being able to do grand opera work was given a trial. Five or six musical directors were busy far into the night te-ting ajid re hearsing the new recruits, and fragments t>f choruses from half a dozen operas op;.:;-: be heard In various parts of the big bulM ing. Date last night it was announced tliat a sufficient number of singers had been ob tained to go on with the week's prograjn* although some changes in the bill will )>? made. Herr Conried repeated yesterday that ha j was perfectly willing to Increase the wages of the singers, but that he would no! do so at the dictation of the union. He sail that under no conditions would he recognize tha union, but was perfectly willing to deaX with the singers as individuals. WILL RECEIVE COMMISSION. i John E. Semmes, Jr., to Be Appointed m to the Marine Corps. I John E. Semmes. jr.. will shortly be com* ! missioned a lieutenant in the Marino Corps and ordered to the school of application at the Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md, tor I instruction in his new duties. -Mr. Semmes Is a graduate of Prince on oj the class of 1900 and besides hold.- the de? gree of bachelor of laws of the I'niversily of Maryland, which institution he entered soon after his graduation from Princeton. He did newspaper work for a wli'le after leaving college, but has recently be n prac ticing law. He is a son of .Mr John B. Semmes, the Baltimore lawyer, a.id a grand nephew of Admiral Semmes of the confed eiate navy, who commanded :ne Alabama during the civil war. No Trace of Missing Man. The information that State Senator John B. Shannon was sick in a hospital in Pitts burg was given out by a friend at Cumber land after every effort to locate the miss ing man had failed. Inquiry was made yes terday at the Homeopathic, Passavant, St. Francis. Mercy, East End and West End hospitals, Pittsburg, for Senator Shannon, but no trace of him could be secured. It is not known at Mr. Shannon's place of busi ness in Frostburg where he is. A great quantity of mail matter awaits iiiin at Frostburg. He left no forwarding orders. White Man Victim of Cannibals. The steamer Oleanda of the IJifler line, which arrived at Liverpool yesterday, brought a story of cannibalism in Niger a, of which Dr. Stewart of the southern Nige rian government was the victim. The doc tor accompanied an expedition tc. the inte rior, but was separated from the main body. With only a few carriers he pro ceeded to Calabar river. He was riding a bicycle, and being outstripped by the car riers, missed the main road and ran into the village of a hostile tribe. The carriers, returning, found Dr. Stewart's bicycle and later parts of hi3 body. Joining the man force, they gave information as to Hielr dis covery. The investigation which to-lowed showed that the body had been horribly mutilated, and there was unc!ou:>t> 1 evi dence that it had been partially eaien. Mr. Powers' New Launch. The hull of a new power launch, bu It at a point on the lower Po-iomac for II r. Pow ers of this city, was brought up to th s city a few days ago, and Is lying in the dock adjoining the Randall line pier at the foot of 8th street southwest, havii.s a house built on her and being prep i:-d ior service en the river when (he next boating season opens. The new laun \i is to be equipped with a goooiine power engine, built by the owner of the new boat, tihI wi 1, It is expected, be quite speedy. It wi 1 have a large ur.d roomy cabin, with sleeping ac commodations for several persons, and will be equipped with modern appiimys for the safety and comfort of tho<" who travel on her. The new boat will b ready for service early in the spring, and it will be used entirely for pleasure craving, witii her owner ar.d friends aboard. Gertaa-oy and Moroccan Conference. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS. January 5.?The Matin reprints today a dispatch It published in 1880. from Saint Xavler, then French ambassa dor at Berlin, saying: "Bismarck informs me that he Is specially instructed to stato that as Germany has no Interests In Mo rocco her delegate is instructed to take the samo line as his French colleague." The dispatch refers to the Moroccan con ference at Madrid that was then about to meet. In a rear-end collision between freight trains near Chester, Pa., yesterday on tha. Baltimore and Ohio road Henry A Mllfor? o: Baltimore, conductor, was killed Kaliy uro to observe signals because of a heavM fog caused the collision.