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New York?WAS HINGTON?Pari s.
Store will close at 5 130 p.m. until further notice.
The Jam unary White Sale Contain ones,
And fresh, full and complete assortments off the several classes off merchandise
represented are offered daily
At Very Attractive 'Prices.;
The departments especially concerned today are Lace Curtains,Portieres and
Upholstery Fabrics, Muslin Underwear, etc. ? -
Together with these we offer a lot off Women's Fine Lingerie Waists, just
received, at about half price.
The store is interesting Just now, all through.
The January Special 5ale of
^ L'R special sale of Household Linens and Bedding Is an in
ducement to housewives to supply the immediate as well as
future need of their linen presses at very reasonable prices.
\Yc have supplemented our counters with the following ex
200 Irish Damask Pattern Lloths, full bleached; very attractive
patterns. We offer these in the three most useful sizes, at the fol
lowing special prices:
2x2 yards, $2.00, Value $2.50.
2x254 yards, $2.S'Q>. Value $3,115.
2x3 yards, $3.00. Value $3.75.
100 dozen Hemstitched Iri^li Huckaback lowels. fine quality
and beautifully finished ; size 24x45 inches.
$6.75 per dozen. Value $9.00.
We also offer an importer's samples of Cluny and Renaissance
Lace Center Pieces, Tea Cloths. Doylies, etc., together with a lot of
Hemstitched and Open-work Irish Linen Center Pieces, Scarfs, Tea
Cloths, etc , at
25 to 50 Per Cent Less than Regular Prices.
Second floor, Eleventh nt.
January SpecSall Sale of
Lace Curtains, Portiere Draperies
and Upholstery Fabrics
/4 lA Less Than Regular Prices.
HIS is the second week of our January sale of these kindred
classes of goods, and there are a great many who have al
ready taken advantage of this special sale, which is fraught
with very exceptional money-saving values. It is an excel
lent opportunity for housekeepers and hotel keepers; also for those
who are opening houses in Washington for the winter, and for those
who are entertaining during the social season, where a pair of por
tieres or curtains or some draperies are needed.
Special attention is directed this
week to Upholstery Fabrics?
the sample lines of manufacturers
and importers: also short pieces
taken from our stock and marked
at very special prices. Some are in
24-inch squares, suitable for cover
ing pillows, odd chairs, etc.; some
are in lengths with just enough
for covering sofas, or for portieres
and couch covers, while others
again have as many as 16 yards in
a pattern and suitable for many
French Jute, in 3 to 16-yard
lengths, especially desirable for
curtains, coverings, Morris chair
cushions, wicker furniture, etc.;
also for screen fillings. Rich shades
of green, rose, crimson, gold, etc.
Special price, 60c. yard.
Regular values, $1.00, $1.25 and
Linen Velours, In this season's best
?hades?olive and nila green, crimson, old
red, old (fold, tic. These pieces range from
'4 to 2 >ards In length, and are desirable
for covering <;dd chairs, cushions for Mor
ris chairs, curtains for book case* and sin
gle doorways, table covers, etc.
Single-faced, $1.50 yd. Value,$2.50.
Vrt Squares, of damasks, tapestries,
velours, etc,, in various pretty patterns,
suitable for pillow tops, chair seats, etc.
25c. each. Value, 50c.
50c. each. Values, 75c. and $1.00.
75c. each. Values, $1.25 to $1.50.
$1.00 each. Values, $r.50 to $2.00.
French Tapestries, ?'samples." In % to 1
yard lengths, suitable for chair and sofa
cushions, etc.; 50 Inches wide.
$1.25 each. Values, $1.75 to $3.50.
Manufacturers and importers'
sample lines, bought especially for
this sale at great price concessions,
and offered accordingly. They
are all this season's most popular
styles and in the wanted colors, in
cluding Double-faced Silks, Self
toned Silk Moires, Figured Mer
cerized Stuffs, etc.
This is an occasion worthy of
your earliest attention, for at 110
time of the season could these dra
peries be bought so advantage
Double-faced Silk Portieres, in a rich
sliade of old red and olive; a very effective
$13.50 pair. Regular value, $20.00.
Self-toned Silk Moire Portieres, a soft,
graceful hanging for doorways and for
over-draperies for windows; cord finish?
red, rose, nile and empire green.
$12.50 pair. Regular value, $16.50.
Figured Mercerized Portieres, with hand
somely embroidered borders; a new and ef
fective hanging?red', rose and green.
S9.00 pair. Regular value, $13.50.
Also a miscellaneous assortment
of odd pairs and broken lines of
Portieres, which have been sold
down to one or two pairs of a kind;
and in some cases there are only
one-half pairs left. These small
lots will be closed out at very
much less than actual value. All
arc suitable alike for portieres,
couch or trunk covers, hangings
for single doorways, etc. Included
are oriental tapestries, mercerized
damasks ? figured and corded,
plain and figured reps, with velour
and tapestry borders, imitation
Bagdads, etc.; colors and styles to
meet every demand. Sold singlv
or in pairs.
$1.75 to $6.00 each.
'? 3 to y2 Less Than Actual Values.
Footwear for the Social Seasons
LACK and Gray Suede, with Louis XIV heels; Black Kid
Beaded; Patent Leather lies, colonial shapes and sailor tie
effects; Beaded Patent Leather with straps; Patent Leather
Operas, 110 strap; Pink, Blue, White and Red Kid. Beaded
We also take measurements 'or Slippers to match gowns in colors
not in stock, and make them to order in the shortest possible time.
We also take orders for Overgaiters to match costumes and de
liver them in about two weeks.
Third floor. Tenth ttreet.
Beautify! Hair Ornaments.
SI PFRB assortment of Hair Ornaments for evening wear,
imported and of our own make, in a very large variety.
New effects in aigrettes, gilt and silver butterflies, black but
terflies with gilt and silver spangles, bow knots, flowers of
various colors and kinds, gold and silver roses and foliage for the
Hair Ornaments and Corsage Garnitures made to order to match
Second floor, Tentu it.
A Salle of
to % Less
Than ReguBar Prices.
E have just secured
and shall place on sale
tomorrow, T uesday,
most exceptional val
ues in beautiful White Lingerie
Waists. The lot consists of sheer
batistes, lawns and the thinnest of
hrench mulls. They are all hand
made, copied from French mod
els, and this season's styles.
Some are exquisitely embroidered
by hand; most of them are taste
fully and elaborately trimmed with
fine laces, hand tucks, etc., in most
attractive designs. Every waist is
new, fresh, crisp and perfect, and
at the price offered represents a
very unusual value.
We have marked them at
V$ to % Less
Than Regular Prices.
Third door. G st.
Our January Special
Began 011 the second instant, and
selling has been steady and brisk,
yet each succeeding day sees the
long tables newly laden with the
bright, fresh goods. A stock se
lected with such care that not a
poor, undesirable garment is al
lowed to become part of it. Well
made, liberally cut underwear, of
superior muslin, moderately priced.
\\ e submit today a dozen or so
items of underwear, and call atten
tion to the excellence of the stvle,
the cloth, the trimmings and the
careful manner in which they are
finished. There are no better gar
ments made at the prices.
,C*.m',lrl.V '""limned with hemstitch- <?j qq
trimmed with tucked
?i.nujjivru ?vitu uemsi
ea tucked ruffle, embroidery and lace
Cambric Skirts, trimmed with wide ruf- C,
Be of embroidery and tucks
Muslin Drawers, trimmed wirh hem
stitched ruffle and tucks
Cambric and Nainsook Praw^rs, trimmed
with hemstitched rutil<? and ruffle of em
Nainsook (demises, trimmed with lace
and edged on neck and sleeves with tiue
Nainsook Corset Covers, full front, trim
med with lace
Nainsook Corset Covers, full front, trim
med with lac? and embroidery
Nainsook Corset Covers, trimmed with
tine German Valenciennes lace and ribbon
Cambric and Nainsook trowus, square,
round and Ve necks; trimmed with line C r
embroidery; well made ^>X.OO
Nainsook Gowns, low neck, short
sleeves; some trimmed with blind embroid
ery, others with lace
Fine Nainsook Gowns, in a variety of (f,-.
pretty styles; low am! high necks
Third floor, Eleventh st.
This new department is com
pletely stocked with the various
classes of hair goods now in de
mand. And only the best grades
of the most desirable sorts are rep
resented. A competent person is
in charge, who will be glad to sug
gest or give you any desired in
Very attractive values prevail,
prominent among which are the
Curls of naturally curly hair, in cluster*
Special Price, $2.00.
24 and 26 inch Switches,
used tor the popular "cor- ,*
onet" braid' v-*5? tO $8.00
18 to 22 inch Human Hair__ ,
Switches, assorted colors.. 7v?5^
Switches, in several .
shad**... $--?0 to $IO.OO
Pompadours In all styles and
sltadies, including underpoimps -j*"
Natural wavy ventilated Pomps,
in all colors JpO.UU
Natural Gray Pomps $7-5?
Also a full line of waves, neck
and pin curls, hair nets, hair tonics
Main floor, G st.
Special attention is called to the
which is high-grade in every re
spect. Everything about it is the
best?material, workmanship, de
sign. All have the most recent
improvements, newest case pat
terns, and are accompanied by a
full set of nickeled steel attach
ments and a five-year guarantee.
We also carry other leading
popular makes, and call special at
tention to an excellent Drophead
Machine, with automatic lift, at
the special price,
Necessary instructions given at
the department or at the home.
Second floor, G aU
Woodward & Lothrop.
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT
STATEMENT OF AMERICANS IN
THE ISLE OF PINES
Oppose Treaty Ceding the Island to
Cuba?Action of Recent Mass
The American population of the I?le of
Pines does not propose to relinquish its
citizenship without a determined fight, and
In pursuance of the campaign It has opened
to prevent the acquisition of the Island by
Cuba It has addressed a set of resolutions
to the American peopde, reciting the events
leading up to the present situation, and ap
pealing to them to prevent the ratification
of the treaty that would hand over the
Isle of Pines to Cuba. The American popu
lation of the Island amounts to about 2,500
persons, and there are some thousand of
small farms owned by Americans, little
holdings for the most part of from Ave to
100 acres each. A mass meeting was held
at Nueva Gerona on December .'10, when the
residents passed a set of resolutions ex
plaining their opposition to the treaty ced
ing the Island to Cuba, and appealing to
the American people for support. Atten
tion was directed to the following state
Cession to This Country.
"I. The Isle of Plnea was by the treaty
of Paris ceded by Spain to the United
States, such cession was accepted by the
United States, and the island thereby toe
came territory of the United States.
"The late President William MoKlnley
officially declared that the Isle of Pines be
longed to the United States, ordered the
map of the Island to be included in the of
ficial map issued by the Department of the
Interior, which shows all the territory be
longing to the United States, and cau-sed
an official statement to bo made by the
War Department that the Island was Amer
ican territory and that the public lands
therein were subject to the disposal of Con
"In this manner the political status of
the Isle of Pines as an American posses
sion was finally determined by the Presi
dent of the United States In the lawful ex
ercise of his constitutional powers, and pub
lic notice was given to all the world of such
"II. By the act of Congress of March
2, 1001, commonly known as the Piatt
amendment, the Isle of Pines was expressly
excluded from the territory of the republic
of Cuba, which was soon to be organ
ized by the consent and permission of Con
gress. And toy the express provisions of the
constitution of Cuba, framed in accordance
with the directions of Congress, the island
Is excluded from the constitutional boun
daries of that republic. Thus, by a law of
the United States, which Is still In force,
and by tho Cuban constitution, as it now
stands, all Cuban authority over the Isle
of Pines is prohibited.
"III. In violation of both the law of the
United States and the constitution of Cuba,
and by the neglect and disobedience of an
officer of the United States, the republic
of Cuba has been permitted to usurp
authority and control over the Isle of Pines,
and continues to exercise the same unjustly
and without warrant of law, right or rea
son to this day.
"IV. The present Secretary of State of
the United States has caused to be negoti
ated a treaty between the United States
and Cuba, by the terms of which the
former yields and abandons to the latter
the territory of the Isle of Pines, receiving
nothing in return, and we believe the sole
motive for such a treaty is the desire to
condone and cover up from the eyes of the
American ipeople the violation of law and
the disobedience of orders on the part of
the American officer referred to. This
treaty has never been confirmed by the
United States Senate, and should never be
Opposition to the Treaty.
"V. We, American citizens," relying in
good faith on the repeated assurances, of
clal and personal, of our own government
and its high officers, that the Isle of Pines
was, and would remain, American terri
tory, have acquired lands In the island, and
have come here to make our homes, with
the full belief that we could here live our
lives and rear our families under the pro
tection of our flag and our own laws, as
American citizens on American soil, in the
full enjoyment of our birthright as Ameri
can citizens. We now find ourselves
threatened with the loss of all that is most
dear to us, !n danger of losing our nation
ality and our citizenship by an expatria
tion which we have not sought and which
it Is attempted to thrust upon us against
our will, and of being betrayed, by a single
department of our own government, to an
alien government, so lawless and corrupt
in its methods and so firmly rooted in
mediaeval tyranny as to be unworthy of
the respect of any free born man or
"We denounce the treaty by which this
great wrong is intended to be done to us
as an iniquity, involving humiliation and
loss to our common country, in the sur
render to a foreign state for the first time
in the history of our nation of what is
unquestionably national territory, and the
delivery of a large number of your fellow
citizens to the merciless control of a gov
ernment whose laws were never designed
for the rule of a free people, and which are
not respected or enforced in the interests
of justice by the government itself, but are
employed only as the Instrument of fraud
Theme Discussed at Meeting of St.
Matthew's Church Members.
A large number of the male members of
St. Matthew's Catholic Church, on Rhode
Island avenue northwest, met the clergy
of the parish at Rauscher's last night and
discussed a plan of church improvement.
Tiie parish, it Is stated, Is Incumbered
with a large debt, due to inability to dis
pose of the old church building at 15th
and H streets northwest at a figure which
will leave the congregation a working
margin. It has been ten years since the
congregation moved from the old edifice,
and as the interest of over $13,000 Is a de
cided burden, and there being no Im
mediate prospect of a sale of the prop
erty, Father I-ee and a number of the
more prominent members of the congre
gation decided that some special effort
for improvement of the church is neces
Father I.ee opened the meeting. He de
tailed the progress of events In connec
tion with the church building since the
removal from the old site in 1S95; of the
opportunities for the sale of the prop
erty, including the offer made by Thomas
F. Walsh of $12.50 a square foot. It is
now proposed, he said, to decorate the
new church building, a sketch model of
the proposed Improvement being exhibit
ed, and to this end he asked the hearty
co-operation of ills congregation.
Rev. Thomas A. Judge of St. Vincent's
Church, Philadelphia, who lately con
ducted a mission at St. Matthew's, made
an address which aroused the utmost en
thusiasm among his hearers. He appealed
not only to. the religious spirit of his
hearers, but to their civic and national
pride as well, exhorting them to concrete
action that they might raise a temple
which may one day be a cathedral church
and ultimately the national edifice of the
Catholic Church In this country.
Father Judge concluded his address
with the announcement that subscrip
tions were open for the furtherance of
the new enterprise. He stated that Judge
Martin F. Morris, ex-Justice of the Dis
trict Supreme Court, headed the list with
a check for $1,000. It is hoped to raise
Altogether the subscriptions last night
amounted to $3,979, which is thought to be
an excellent 'beginning. There are also a
number of subscriptions In hand of large
Rev. Edward L. Buckey and Rev. J. J.
Cooper, assistant pastors of the church,
also occupied seats on the platform.
A mob of armed men Saturday night com
piled Sheriff Taylor to show them through
the Ffcyettevllle (Tenn.) JalL They wanted
W. C. Balrd, a white man charged with
wife murder, but were disappointed. The
sheriff had been apprised of their coming
and had sent the prisoner to safer quar
TRADE WITH GERMANY
THAT COUNTRY SECOND AMONG
OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMERS.
Imports From There Were $118,000,
000 and Exports $194,000,000?
Breadstuffs Fell Off.
Trade between the United States and Ger
many. whose commercial relations are now
?the subject of negotiations between the
two governments, aggregated In the fiscal
year 1006 over *300,000.000.
A report Issued toy the bureau of statistics
of the Department of Commerce and Labor
"The Imports from Germany were
$118,000,000 In value and exceeded Im
ports from that country In any ear
lier year. The exports to Germany were
$l(M.000,000 In value and exceeded our ex
ports to that country In any earlier year
except 1904, In which the total was a little
over $214,000,000, -this decrease in 11)05, com
pared with 1904, having occurred In raw
cotton and toeing altogether due to a fall In
price, since the quantity In 1906 wag great
er t'han In 1SMM. Imports from Germany In
creased $37,000,000 In the period from 1896
to 1905, and exports to that country In
creased $102,000,000 In the same time.
Germany Stands Second.
"Germany Btands second In the order of
magnitude of our trade with foreign coun
tries both as to Imports and exports.
"Manufactures are the. bul'k of the $118,
000,000 worth of merchandise Imported from
Germany. These manufactures Include cot
ton goods, albout >14.000.000 In value: chem
icals, drugs and dyes, $15,000,000; iron and
steel manufactures, about $4,000,000; leath
er manufactures, $3,000,000; silk manufac
tures, about $5,000,000; manufactures of
fibers, about $3,000,000; woolen goods, $3,
000,000; paper manufactures thereof, over
$3,000,000. and toys. $4,000,000.
"Raw cotton Is by far the largest single
iterm in our exports to Germany, amounting
in 1905 to $87,000,000 in value, as compared'
with exports of $43,000,000 In value in 1S98.
The increase, however, is due In part to the
general advance in the price of cotton.
Ijard exports to Germany In 1000 amounted
to practically $15,000,000. Exports of pro-,
visions of all classes, including lard,
amounted to $21,000,000, against about $13,
000,000 in 1806.
Breadstuffs Fall Off.
"Breadstuffs form a less Important factor
in our trade with Germany than formerly,
owing to the great falling off in the quan
tity whldh the United States is now able to
spare to the outside world. Of wheat, for
example, our exports to Germany, which
amounted to more than ten million bushels
In 1901. and practically twenty millions In
1902, fell to fourteen and one-half millions
In 1903, seven and one-haif millions in 11)04
and 100,040 bushels In 1905, the value in 1905
being but $84,700. Flour shows also a con
siderable decline, but corn showed marked
increase, Its total export to Germany being
over 10,000,000 in value.
"In manufactures, especially copper, min
eral oil, leather, scientific Instruments and
certain manufactures of Iron and steel, our
exports to Germany show a steady growth.
The value of copper Ingots, bars and plates
exported from the United States to Ger
many amounted to over $14,000,000, against
a little more than one and one-half millions
In 1895, the record year; kerosene, eight and
one-half million, against four and three
quarter millions in 1895; leather, one and
one-half million dollars, against over a
million in 1900; cottonseed oil. practically
one and one-half million dollars, and oil
cake, five and three-quarter millions,
against less than $1,000,000, and less than
two and one-half millions, respectively, a
decade ago. Imports from Germany formed,
in 1905, 10.7 per cent of the total importa
tions into the United States, and exports to
that country, in the same year, 12.8 per cent
of the total exports of the country. Ger
many's figures show that imports from the
United States , in 19i?4 formed 14.8 per cent
of her total imports, and that exports to
the United States formed 0.5 per cent ot
LECTURE ON SWEDENB0RG.
Rev. Dr. Frank Sewall Inaugurates
Series at the New Church.
A series of four lectures on "Swedenborg
and Modern Culture," the first of which was
a paper on "Swedenborg" s Influence on
Goethe," read before the recent meeting of
the American Philosophical Association at
Harvard University, was inaugurated last
evening at the New Church by Rev. Dr.
Frank Sewall. Dr. Sewall said he desired
to correct any erroneous impression that a
Christian congregation is to be considered
as an assembly of philosophers or scientists.
"Neither are philosophy nor science re
ligion," he said, "nor all Christians?we
may be thankful to say it?trained scientists
or philosophers. That would be a sad day
for mankind when a religious faith could
only be taught in the laboratory of science
and from the philosopher's chair. It would
be like a world whose sunshine came only
dimly diffused through certain narrow
lenses placed here and there In a dark
vault. The truths of faith forming the
basis of a practical religion should have all
the worldwideness and all the simplicity
and all the warmth of the genial sun's rays
as it shines on the muss of human minds,
learned and unlearned alike.
"For this reason I trust it may serve the
purpose of true religious culture to point
out in these lectures how the Inspired ser
vant of the Lord, Emanuel Swedenborg,
was, under the Divine Providence, in his
preparation for the office of prophet and
apostle of the Christian Church of the fu
ture?a church to be based upon reason and
faith combined?enabled not only to enter
and explore the widc-st fields of human
knowledge and so to grasp the known uni
verse, spiritual and natural. In the em
brace of his theological system, but how
this universal world-view, scientific, ra
tional and spiritual, has had the effect of
bringing him Into vital relation and touch
with the great world-controlling minds
since his day; such as Kant and Goethe and
Carlyle and Balzac and Emerson, Tenny
son, the Brownings and many others, In
cluding eminent scientists in Sweden and
Germany, and so to lay the foundations for
an ever-widening Influence in the future."
JEFF DAVIS RAMPANT AGAIN.
Arkansas Governor Would Fight
Senator Carmack of Tennessee.
Jeff Davis of Arkansas, an ardent ad
mirer of Bob Taylor, has challenged Sen
ator Carmack to any sort of combat with
any sort of weapon, provided Taylor will
allow Davis to champion his cause. The
governor says plainly that, although he
may not come out of his own hunt after
the toga of Senator Berry alive, he is will
ing to take on another light, if he can as
siRt "the man who champions the cause of
the common people." against "the would-be
aristocrat who represents the high-collared
loosters, and is himself the red-combed
cock of the barnyard."
Case Was Continued.
Robert Edwards was charged In the Po
lice Court this morning with the larceny of
a watch, three pocketbooks and about $2 in
money from Samuel Boyd. At the request
of Attorney Peyton for the defendant the
case was continued until Fxlday, January
12. Mr. Boyd reported to the police of the
seventh precinct a few days ago that while
he was in a bar room in Georgetown on
December 23 he was relieved of some money
and a watch, and he asked that an Inves
tigation be made of the case. Policeman
Grove of the seventh precinct made the
Woman Who Claimed to Be 135 Dead.
Mary McDonald, a colored woman who
claimed to be 135 years of age, is dead at
the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Per
sons In Philadelphia. According to Mrs.
McDonald and her surviving relatives, she
was born November 14, 1770, In a settle
ment known as Frogtown, near Valley
Forge, Pa. She often told of the scenes in
and about the camp of Washington's sol
diers at Valley Forge during the winter of
1777*78. Mrs. McDonald was of robust
physique and was an inveterate smoker up
to a abort time ago.
"THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
FIRST SESSION HELD.
Baptist Sunday School Formed in Mt.
The first session of the new Baptist Sun
day school for Mount Pleasant was held
yesterday afternoon In the Post Office Hall
on Park road near 14th street. Invitations
had been extended to Baptists living In the
neighborhood of Mount Pleasant to unite
ij the organization, and the opening ses
sion far exceeded the most sanguine ex
pectations of the promoters. The h ill was
crowded to the doors with enthusiastic
teachers, officers and scholars, and many
were compelled to stand during the exer
For many years the Baptists in their an
nual associations and In executive board
have been discussing the occupancy of the
Mount Pleasant field, but not until yester
day was any definite action taken.
The first session seems to so Indicate the
feeling and deglre of the people that it Is
predicted by those Interested that a flour
ishing school will soon be gathered there
and a new Baptist church follow in the
very near future. Several of the most
prominent members are already looking
around for a suitable lot upon which to
The service yesterday was presided over
by Mr. Percy 8. Foster, with Miss Hughes
at the piano. After a preliminary state
ment by the chairman, and a song service,
brief addresses were delivered by Rev. Dr.
J. J. Muir, moderator of the Columbia As
sociation of Baptist Churches of the Dis
trict; Rev. C. F. Wlnblgler of the First
Church, Rev. A. A. Hobson of Hyattsvllle,
Rev. R. R. Rledel of Maryland Avenue
Church, Prof. W. A. Wilbur, dean of the
George Washington University; Capt. Robt.
Beall, Mr. Charles Werner and others.
An Informal gathering of classes followed
and children present numbering nearly one
hundred seemed to enjoy the work Im
mensely. Cards and periodicals were dis
tributed and bright songs were Introduced.
Upon the adjournment of the school the
ai'ults remained and It was unanimously
resolved to effect a permanent organiza
tion, the next session to be at 2:30 p.m.
next Sunday In the same hall.
The following were unanimously elected
as officers: Mr. Percy S. Foster, superin
tendent; Mr. Robt. Ilsley, assistant super
intendent; Mr. J. F. McCormick. secretary:
Mr. Percy Gates, treasurer, and Mr. Charles
Werner, chairman of the executive com
Pledges were made for the financial sup
port of the work for the next three months
and authority given to secure a minister to
assist in the permanent organization.
Seme of the best equipped teachers for
both children and adults have volunteered
their services, and tt is the opinion of all
interested that no Baptist movement in the
city ever began Under so favorable condi
Several gifts of periodicals, Bibles and
hymn books were made, as well as cash
Among those present were: Percy S. Fos
ter. superintendent; Robt. Ilsley, assistant
superintendent; Jas. F. McCormick, secre
tary; Percy Gales, treasurer; Charles Wer
ner, chairman executive committee; Rev.
Dr. J. J. Mulr, Rev. Chas. F. WInbigler,
Rev. A. A. Hobson, Rev. R. R. Rledel, Rev.
C A. Gordiani of New York. Capt Robt.
Beall and wife. A. L.- Swartwout, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Werner, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
McCormick. Prof. W. A. Wilbur. Daniel S.
Foster, Owen P. Kellar. C. Powell Grady.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. W. Marriott, Mrs. C. A.
Selbold, Miss Ettenger, Misses Brashears,
Mrs. F. E. Altemus. Mrs. Tilden. Miss
Fran. Miss Foster. Mrs. Percy S. Foster.
Mr. Gates, Mrs. KInnear. Miss Kinnear,
Mr. E. T. Fenwick. H. C. Johnson, 8. H.
Hines. R. T. Maffett. Mrs. C. A. Sheldon,
Mrs. D. W. Bliss. Miss Anna Sargent,
Misses Brown, Mr. Trultt, Mrs. Palmer,
Thos. A. G. Wilkinson. Mrs. Florence Sol
ger, Mrs. R. R. Rledel, Mr. and Mia. Yewell
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. E. Brown, Mr. and
Mrs Crittenden, Mrs. Estes. Mr. and Mrs.
McCarthy. Mr. W. W. Poultnex, Misses
Hines. Mr. E. F. Simpson, Miss Booth. Miss
Moftett, Mr. and Mrs. Rhoades, Charles N.
Rlcliards and others.
THE EDWARDS MURDER CASE.
Two Under Surveillance by New
It developed at New Haven. Conn., last
night In connection with the murder of
Charles A. Edwards that headquarters de
tectives have been assigned to the Hiller
homestead, and that until the inquest is
completed Charles A. Hiller will be under
as close a guard as is his brother Maxcy. ]
Yesterday while Charles Hiller was out for
a long walk, two detectives kept him In !
A report in circulation last night was I
that the coroner would report today that
Edwards was murdered, but that the evi
dence does not show beyond a doubt who
killed him. This report will go to State's
Attorney Williams, upon whom will rest
the burden of further investigation and the
ordering of an arrest should he deem it
It is accepted now as improbable that an
early arrest will result from the coroner's
investigation of the death of the New York
broker who was shot at the home of Charles
A. Hiller, his brother-in-law.
It is understood that in the wide range
covered by the inquest much testimony as
to the family affairs ot the Hillers has been
taken, some of it quite startling In its na
ture, yet none such as would chow by whom
and for What specific purpose .Mr. Edwards
was killed. The coroner's repeated ex- |
antlnation of the witnesses, it is thought,
indicates that he lacks certain definite
facts, without which the inquiry cannot
How a '-Matches Mary" Once Danced
Rowena Peyton, aged seventy-six, whose 1
cry of "Matches!" has been heard in At
lanta every day for years, and who is now
dying of pneumonia, has documents to i
prove that she was once the dancing paw
ner of the present King Edward VII of
England. Miss Peyton was the daughter
of Furse Peyton and dwelt in a stately
mansion near Marriana, Fla. She was one
of the belles at.a great ball given in honor
of t,he Prince of Wales in New York at the
time of his visit to this country. The prince
asked whom she was. Miss Peyton, d lugh
ter of United States Senator Peyton of
Florida, he was told. "I wish to dance with
her," he said, and he did. The war swept
away the Peyton fortune and the two girls.
Roweda and Rhoda. came to Atlanta.
Rowena and Rhoda, came to Atlanta
bread winner. Rhoda died last week.
Engineer Forgot His Train Orders.
To an englneman's failure to remember
orders Is attributed the disastrous wreck on
the Philadelphia and Erie railroad at Horns
Siding, Pa.. Saturday night, when three men
were killed and twenty persons were in
Yesterday when Englnoman Oavanaugh,
whose locomotive, running light, crashed
Into passenger train No. 4, was asked how
he happened to be on the main track, he Is
alleged to have ei*ialmed:
"My God, I forgot all about the passenger
It Is said that after a searching investiga
tion into the cause of the wreck, the per
son responsible will foe prosecuted. Hun
dreds visited the scone of the wreck yester
day. Wrecking crews worked all night.
A dispatch from Toklo to the London
Dally Telegraph says that on January 4
an explosion set Are to a mine at Akita.
on the main Island of Japan, and that 101
persona war* burns* to i
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS.
Annual Election at Mt. Pleasant Con
Tlio annual election of the officers for th<*
Sunday school of the Mount Pleasant Con
gregational Church. 14th arid Columbia road
northwest, to serve for ensuing year took
place at the church on Saturday evening.
The officers elected were as follows: Mr.
James E. West, general superintendent; Mr.
W. J. Bowman, associate superintendent;
Miss Ellen B. Foster, superintendent of
t.ie home department; Miss Marion O.
Speaks, superintendent of the primary de
partment; Miss Claribel Velgel. superin
tendent of the kindergarten department;
Mr. Arthur H. De Relmer, secretary; Mr.
Roy Carty and Mr. Hayner Gordon, as
sistant secretaries; Mr. Maurice M. Moore,
treasurer; Mr. James M. Spear, librarian,
and Miss Ethel Lasler, pianist. The meet
ing was presided over by Mr. James E.
West, and Miss C. E. Cleveland acted as
the secretary. The detailed reports of the
various departments were read.
Miss Ellen Foster, the superintendent of
the home class department of the school,
reported that her department had lKti oil
the rolls, with seventeen visitors. Miss
Marlon O. Speaks, superintendent of the
primary department, reported 100 on th
rolls, with an average attendance of sixty
children. Miss Speaks also outlined the
studies which had been pursued in the pri
mary department during the past year.
Miss Claribel Welgel, superintendent of th?
kindergarten, reported 112 children on the
roll of the department, with an average at
tendance of flfty-flve. The secretaries of
the school. Mr. A. H. De Relmer and Mr
Roy Carty. reported progress In the work
of the school and of the way the records
were being kept. The report of the treas
urer, Mr. M. P. Moomaw, showed a bal
ance In the treasury. Mr. James M. Spear,
the librarian, reported that the library of
the school had been increased during tlie
Upon the motion of Mr. James E. West,
the superintendent of the school, a vote
oi thanks was accorded both to Prof. Wil
liam Allen Wilbur, dean of the collegiate
department, and Prof. William R. Vance,
dean of the law dej>artment of George
Washington University, for their work
throughout the year In teaching the Sun
day school teachers' class and the cass
for the young men. respectively, both of
which classes have been remarkably suc
cessful throughout the year. The custo
mary vote of thanks was then extended to
all who served the school In the different
capacities during the year.
Anacostia and Vicinity.
A meeting of the Epworth League of the
Anacostia Methodist Episcopal Church took
place last evening in the league parlor la
the church edifice, and a feature of the
session was an address by Mr. Stacey if.
Briant, who la the president of the Ep
worth League of the District. Mr. Briant'*
subject was "Laying the Foundation for
1900." Mr. Charles F. Linger presided over
the gathering. Mr. Daniel C. Sniithson.
the chorister of Anacostia Church, rendered
The financial statement of St. Teresa's
Church, this place, for the year past, was
submitted to the congregation yesterday by
Rev. Charles M. Bart, the pastor. The con
dition disclosed by the report was very
satisfaction, the total receipts for the
year amounting to over $4,000, while the
sum of $2,000 was paid on the church debt.
The funeral of Mrs. Bessie E. Scharper,
the wife of William F. Scharper, who died
Saturday afternoon at her residence, 300
Jackson street, was held this afternoon,
beginning at - o'clock, from the house
where Rev. Willlard G. Davenport, the
rector of the Emmanuel Protestant Episco
pal Church, conducted the service. The in
terment was made in Congressional cem
etery. Mrs. Scharper was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Davis of Washing
ton stieet, Anacostia. She was but eighteen
years old, having been married little over
a year ago. Her Infant child died a few
da> s before the mother.
Charles Purcell, whose address when h?
enlisted In the United States service was
given as 149 Monroe street. Anacostia. has
disappeared from the Mayflower, at An
napolis. Md. The authorities here have
been asked to locate him it possible.
IJafTaei Cappale. an Italian, who lives at
Bettnlng and who is employed by the Penn ?
sylvania railroad company as a track hand,
was injured Saturday night while passing
through the Anacostia freight yards. H"
leaped from a freight train, it is stated,
becoming entangled In the switch wires
thereby. His right leg was fractured and
lie was taken on a train to the city, be
ing subsequently removed to Providenc-)
Members Hold Social Session.
There was a social gathering of the mem
bers and friends of Dorcas Ecbekah Lodge,
No. 4, 1. O. O. F., at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Webster, No. Ii.tr> 0th street
southeast, progressive. euciue being tl.e
feature of the evening. The following wer
present: Mrs. J. T. Allison, Mrs. I. Bayils,
i Mrs. Dora B. Hendrix. Mrs. 1. Arnold.
Miss Nellie Smith, Miss Mable Gates. Miss
j E. Shipley, Miss Olga Volten, Miss 'O. Bar
| ber, Messrs. Krulish, Simcoe. Scott Tram
tnell, Wilson, Bidding, sr.. and Bidding. Jr.
The prize winners were Mesdames Allison
and Shipley and Messrs. Bidding, sr . and
Julius Cohen reported to the police to
i day that he had been robbed of a revol
ver. The weapon, he stated, was stolen
from his store at 1104 7th street north
west, since Christmas.
FOUR SIMPLE RULES
Pollow Them and health, happiness
and Prosperity Will Be Vours.
ff one would be liealtliy, huj>py and prosperous
follow these four simple rules. (11 Keep the
bowels open every day. <2> Chew yuar food slowly
and thoroughly. (Ill Avoid indigestible foods. <fi
If there are auy symptoms of stomach troubles
take Mi-o-iia before each uieal until cured.
No matter bow many year* you may hare suf
fered with stomach trouble or how wurrled by
sleeplessness, nervmiinitt*. Ions of appetite. furred
tongue, speck* before the eyes, headaches, back
aches, weakness and debility. lud!gt*tlon or other
Ills that are caused by a weak stomach, you can tm
cured by the faithful use of Ml-o-na.
Take oae at ths little tablets before each meal
with the fixed determination to get the uiost bene
tit out of it.
ill o-na is not a fanciful experiment. It Is not
patent medicine, tt Is not a cure-all. It is a
scientific remedy recommended but for one trouble
?weakness of the digestive organs.
When Ml o-na has been used for a few days the
digestive system will be so greatly Improved that
all the food eaten Is couverted Into nutrition, so
that nourishment and health are given to the wbol?
tystem sod there Is a rapid Increase In weight,
strength and spirits.
If you riuinot obtain Miens of your druggist tt
will be sent by mall, postpaid, on receipt of price.
Sample sufficient to show Its value will be for
warded on request. The ft. T. Bsatk Qa, ItkMk