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Jaeeary CleaFane? O ano! :?: ! 'x A i i i ? I i THE INSTRUMENTS WE OFFER YOU HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY OVER= HAULED UN OUR FACTORY AND WE CAN GUARANTEE THEM TO BE IN PERFECT CONDITION. In our several stores there are a great number off Paaoos off value taken in exchange as part pay ment on new Knafoes. These instruments are sent to tlhie repair slhops in our factories, and the asm is to get the entire in thor= for sale during January. The Washington house has foeera more than ordinarily fortunate in getting a"i the Pianos ready for sale this month, and s .so in the order from headquarters to dispose off these instruments at what they'll bring quickest. Several Knaibes in the lot that have Ibesn taken in exchange for new IKnabss. guarantee the condition of every and all can be bought on very easy terms. I i * v i V V t Knabe Baby Grand'r rose wood case; magnificent tone. Carefully used but a short time, and now in thorough repair. A splen did opportunity for a teach er. An $850 instrument for $65? * i t $ A k ? Knabe Mignon Grand, that's almost as good as new. Formerly $750. To close at :. ,....$600 Knabe Upright; fine ma hogany case; splendid tone. Formerly $450 Pianolas = - = Chase & Baker PSayers, brand new = = $125 Smith & Barnes; large size; mahogany case. A regular $350 instrument. To close Smith & Barnes; mahog any case; medium size. For merly $300. S To close <4^& & ^ Star Cabinet Grand; beautiful $450 close!*. .To... $250 Singer Piano; fine ma hogany case. Regular $300 grade. To close Small Knabe Grand; rose wood case. To be closed out at $"1150 .$550 X ? i i i 1 X I X I Y v f i ? y Y f Y | | | ? f i ? ? Y * f Y Y Y Y y Y Y Y I 1 Square Pianos from $5 up. Organs from $5 up. ? K" We are so!!e Agents for Angelus Players and Music Rods. Wmio Knabe <& Co Y I Y Y Y ? * Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y I 1218=29 F Street. | Variety is the spice of life but Colburn's Spices are the life of food variety. They are pure and strong and are put up in handy cans that sprinkle and pour. 5c and 10c. Your grocer pays your money back if you don't like them. Mustard 10c a can. The A Colburn Co Philadelphia Dr? Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies the teeth and purifies the breath. Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Convenient for tourists. PREPARED BY !. W0 Lyon, O.D.S. ftl-tv6Sft.104t.28 piano: For Sale or Exchange. Fine Goods? Low Prices. |Cash or Time Payments.;! JijohnF.Efllfis&Co.,:; !' 937 Penna. Ave. N.~~~ ll-SOd EGEPUQN PUNCH, 65c. qt.; $2.50 gal. Oar Regimental Punch will do honor to your reception?made of the best Ingredients by the best recipe?red or white?ready to serre. 05c. qt.; $2.50 ?ai TO-KALON sg M1S-2CM IN.F. CO.. 14th at. ruone U. MS. --t<r n???vc?>v'i\"ik* 1 jg Credit for all Washington. There Are No Umiplleasainit Feat u res About opening an account here. We do not put you through any disagreeable cross-examinations or make all sorts of inquiries about you from your acquaintances and neighbors. We are quite content to take your word, p We are glad to have you H make use of our easy } CREDIT 3ji ., . . , K system it it is easier for you # to pay a little at a time than g all at once, and we will ar il range the terms to suit you, 3? without interest or extra w charge. All our prices are H marked in plain figures and |? you will find none lower any # where. | Peter Qrogami, ?? 817-819-821-823 Seventh St. Between H and I Streets. F your head aches or pains, or you cannot see properly, why don't you come to us and get fitted with a pair of glasses? Clafiln Optical Co., 907 F St. <Sel4-90t,28 Masonic Temple. Hair Ornaments. ' HE daintiest collection of Hair Ornaments In Washington? Including Spangled Roses. Wreaths, Aigrette*. Flowers, SUrer and Gilt Butterflies, Ostrich Tips, ic. One of the newest fads-- ?=,f> those pretty Spangled |)f It uses. Special at RUBENSTEIN'S SMART MILLINERY fl t! fl fl Ef C4 AND FLRNISHISUS. * ? ? ? ? Jal2-28d PLUMBING REPAIRING MY SPECIALTY. Skillful Workmen. "Square Deal" Prices. H. PERCY SCOVILLE, 508 Hth St. N. W. Telephone Xorth 3678. |a?-U FIBEMEN WERE BU8I MANY SLIGHT HT.ACTMt DURING LAST TW**TT-?OXTB HOUBS. Many residents of South Washington turned out this morning when two alarms of Are were sounded about 7:10 o'clock and watched the firemen endeavoring to extin guish a blase in the dining room conducted by Mrs. Sally Handy, colored, at 420 2d street southwest. An overheated stove caused the lire. The woman was not upon the premises at the time, being at the home of a neighbor. She has been sick for sev eral days and her business was conducted by another woman. This morning the kitchen stove became overheated, and when the blaze was discovered alarms were turned in from two boxes. It was impossible for the firemen to prevent serious damage being caused, as the flames had gained consider able headway by the time they arrived. The building was wrecked and Mrs. Handy lost all her effects. The damage to the building is placed at $300 and to the effects of the woman $150. An insurance company will make good the losses. Fire caused considerable damage in the house of George A. Garden, 007 South Caro lina avenue southeast, this morning about 5:30 o'clock. The quick response and effect ive work on the part of members of tru,ck G and No. 8 engine companies resulted in the flames being extinguished in a short time, and the occupants of the house were able to remain in the building with little incon venience. The fire started in-a closet in the dining room, and members of the fire and police departments were unable to deter mine the cause. About $300 damage to the building and $100 damage to the contents was caused. The loss was covered by in surance. An alarm of fire was turned in from box 2ii2 this morning about 7:30 o'clock because of a blaze in the cellar at 17W !)th street northwest. The fire was caused by tlie burn ing of a quantity of rubbish, and was extin guished before any damage had been caused. A young woman who occupied the flat on the second floor of the building became hys terical and was carried from the building by Capt. Donohue of No. 7 engine company. She recovered in a short time and returned to her rooms after the smoke had cleared away. The fire department received a cull from box 328 yesterday afternoon because an oil stove had caused a blaze in the house of Martin Foley, 2433 N street northwest. About $25 damage was caused by the blaze. Hot ashes falling from a stove caused a flre in the building at 723 4% street south west, occupied as a grocery store and dwell ing by Nathan Kronman. The fire occurred on the second floor of the building and caused about $125 damage to the building and $25 damage to the furniture. The fire department went to the scene of the blaze in response to an alarm turned In from box 43 and extinguished the flames in a short time. No insurance was carried upon the furniture, but the building was insured. REPUBLICAN CLUB LEAGUE. Plans for Banquet and for Representa ? tion at Philadelphia Celebration. A meeting of the executive committee or the League of Republican State Clubs was held Thursday evening in the Columbian (building with Mr. Wm. C. Connor of New York in the chair, and Mr. Gus A. Schuldt serving as secretary. Plans were initiated for a banquet April 21. It was voted that the banquet should follow dosefy the lines of the jollification banquet which was given by the league last year. A banquet committee was appointed as follows: Wm. L. Symons of Ohio, Milo Shanks of Kentucky and Middleton Smith of New York. A call was read from J. Hampton Moore of Philadelphia, president of the Nat'onal Republican League, relative to the "golden jubilee celebration" of the republican party, which will be held in Philadelphia June 17. 18 and 19, 1906, and it was decided that a delegation should be s nt to the celebration to represent the Washington League of Re publican State Clubs. This celebration is to commemorate the first national convention of the republican party, which was held in Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia, June 17, 18 and IV), 1850. The National Republican League will hold its convention in Philadelphia at the same time, and it is expected the dual event will attract thousands of republicans from ail parts of the country. The Philadelphians are making elaborate preparations for the affair, and President Roosevelt and many other prominent republicans have been In vited to address the convention and cele bration. A committee, consisting of Messrs. Henry M. Camp of Connecticut, J. William l>e Grange of AVest Virginia and Secretary Gus A. Schuldt, was appointed to revise the by laws of the league. The officers and executive committee of the league are as fallows: Wm. C. Connors, president, and Gus. A. Schuldt, secretary; executive committee. William C. Connor, Middleton Smith. New York; Williams C. Fox. E. A. M. Lawson, New Jersey; Phil. E. Winter, Charles E. Thatcher, Nebraska; Wm. H. Smith, Will A. Morris, Missouri; Maj. Fred. H. Braggin, William H. Sy monds, Ohio; Capt. I.. M. Kelley, R. Stone Jackson, Illinois; Jackson Morris, Milo Shanks, Kentucky; C. M. Shlnn, J. William De Grange, West Virginia; A. E. Cowles, F. S. Becker, Wisconsin; Henry M. Camp. Connecticut. FRATERNAL SONS OF J0NADAB. Enthusiastic Meeting of Washington Council, No. 1. Washington Council. No. 1, Fraternal Sons of Jonadab, met in regular session Thursday night In the auditorium of the building 010 Pennsylvania avenue north west, and after business of a routine char acter had been disposed of. Worthy Chief J. Feelon Le Barnes, who occupied the chair as presiding officer of the organiza tion for the first time, made a very Inter esting speech In which he outlined the pro gram which the council would follow dur ing his Incumbency as worthy chief of the order. The initiatory degree was conferred on Mr. J. J. Hannon of Baltimore, Md., after which the "good of the order" exercises were commenced by the serving of hot cof fee and sandwiches by a committee con sisting of Wm. J. Harris, John R Davis and Conrad Peters, followed by interesting practical temperance talks by many of those in attendence. including F. J. Le Barnes, Sam DeNedrey, Thomas J. Clark, John P. Keifer, William A. HIckey, A. F. McCabe, Charles F. Wright, Clifton E. Har rison. R. W. N. Schultz, William Reese Mitchell. Thoa. F. Haulon, E. M. Gillen hpm, B. B. French Harris, Charles M. Lewis. Albert B. Scrivener. Conrad Peters, E. T. Sanders, W. J. Harris, Geo. E. Beller, Capt. John Shaw, J. J. Hannan of Balti more, Md.; R. E. O'Brien, J. Bernard Cromwell. John R. Davis, Francis J. Fear son, John L. Alvey. PERSONAL BONDS ACCEPTED. Driver Weems' Collateral Returned to Him by Court's Order. The personal bonds of Ernest Weems, the express wagon driver who was arrested for turning a corner on the wrong side, ?were taken in the Police Court yester day at the recoirunendatlon of Assistant Corporation Counsel James Pugh, Jr. IThe $3 collateral which Weeims had put up for Ills appearahce in court, was returned to him by Financial Clerk Sebring after the disposition of the case was made. As a reason for the recommendation, It was stated by Mr. Pugh that his Investiga tions showed that the driver was just out of a sick bed and was in a poor physical condition, and that he was trying to save liis horse, in driving on the wrong side of the street at 5th street and Ixmlsi&na ave nue northwest, and was driving very slow ly when taken into custody. His vio lation of the law <wos technical. Secretary Langley Convalescent. It Is announced that Dr. S. P. aLngley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, is convalescent, after an illness of seven weeks, and is able to perform some of his duties at the institution. Richard Rath bun, assistant secretary, is acting as the official head of the Smithsonian during Dr. Langley'a absence. A GUARANTEED CUBE FOB PILES Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pile* Your druggist will refund money If PAZO G1NT UK NT falto to cur# is 0 to 14 4aj(. Mc. RECLAMATION SERVICE LBCTUBB BT XX. BXJUffCHABD BBPOBB GBOGBAPHIC SOCIETY. The work of the reclamation service of the government was briefly outlined before the National Geographic Society last night by C. J. Blanc hard of the geological sur vey. Mr. Blanchard's talk was Illustrated by more than 100 lantern slides showing some of the great works completed and in process of construction. It was a revela tion to those who scarcely know what the reclamation service is. Mr. Blanchard said that since the reclam ation act was passed In 1002 the service has outlined twenty-four Irrigation projects, all of which have been approved by the Secre tary of the Interior. Work has actually begun on thirteen of them, and one has been completed. The speed of the work and the eagerness with which it has been taken up by the people benefited has been a surprise even to the officers of the serv ice themselves. In the snort time the act has been in operation the service has built seventy-seven miles of main canals and 18ft miles of secondary ditches. It has in oper ation 125 miles of telephone and 150 miles j of road, much of It in deep cuts through I difficult canon country where there were not even trails before, it has excavated i 10,000,<>W* cubic yards of earth and built j three and a half miles of tunnel. History of the Work. The work of irrigation In this country ' has been going on in a modern scientific way for only about twenty-five years. In that time a crop-producting area of 10. 000,000 acres, equal to the area of Massa chusetts, has been added to the country. The irrigation work already done repre sents an outlay of $80,000,000, and the crops raised on the Irrigated land reach an an nual value of $150,000,000 and furnish homes for 2,000,000 people. There is about 50, 000,000 acres available for reclamation In the great American desert, and when this is put under ditch it will be the richest farm ing land in the world. The average cost per acre of the reclama tion will be about 130. so that the winning back to this desert will cost approximately $1,500,000,000, or seven times the cost of the Panama canal. The average value of the l; i|l reclaimed is about $47 per acre, and in adoition to adding that much to the'taxable wealth of the United States it will furnish homes for <300,0U0 additional families. After the lecture the following were elected to the board of managers: O. P. Austin, Charles J. Bell. T. C. Chamberlain. George Davidson, John Joy Edson, David G. Fairchlld, A. J. Henry and C. Hart Merrlam. UNDERGROUND WATERS. Government Project for Reclaiming Land in Kansas. Considerable interest Is being takan in tho Investigations which the reclamation serv ice is making of the feasibility of develop ing the underground waters ol several por tions of the greaj plains area. It Is recog nized if the Garden City.project in Kansas is a success that private capital will im mediately take up the woik in other sec 1 tions. There are many people in the east, especially in the New England states, who are deeply concerned in this work, j During the days of the "tain-belter" a great wave of immigration swept over vast areas of western Kansas and Nebraska. For a year or two rainfall was abundant and prodigious crops were grown. Eastern ers, allured by the high rates of interest, invested their savings in mortgages on these farms. A cycle of dry years came, the settlers vanished and the mortgages were foreclosed. A considerable amount of this land Is still the property of New England school teachers, merchants and farmers, and their Interest in a proposition of reclamation is obvious. A large part of the great plains area is underlaid with a thick stratum of water bearing gravel. The Investigations of the government show that the water supply is ! enormous, and if it can be cheaply lifted Into distributing ditches will insure the re clamation of many thousands of acres of land of exceptional fertility. The government project in Kansas is a small one, only 9,000 acres, but upon its successful operation may depend the future development of an area equal to several eastern states. ENLARGING THEIR PROGRAM. Alexandrians to Have Elaborate Cele bration February 22. In furtherance of their plan to make the celebration of George Washington's birth day anniversary this ye^r an exceptionally notable event, a committee of the George Washington's Birthday Association of Al exandria, Va? spent several hours yester day In the capital, extending Invitations to men prominent In the nation's and In the city's affairs. The committee Included A. D. Brockett, president of the association; J. Y. Williams, secretary: J. II. Trimyer, vice president: F. J. Paff, mayor of Alexandria, and ex-Mayor E. E. Downham. At the White House the committee in vited President Roosevelt to be present at the celebration, but reported after an Inter view that the chief executive had stated that It would be Impossible for him to par. tlcipate this year. From Vice President Fairbanks the members stated they had se. cured a tentative promise to be present, and personal Invitations were extended to and accepted by each of the three Commission ers of the District. Vice President Trimyer of the associa tion said that the Navy Deportment had consented to allow the Marine Band to participate, and that the War Department had agreed to permit detachments of cav- ; airy and artillery from Fort Myer and other army posts along the Potomac to at- i tend. PHASE OF PURE FOOD LAW. Preservatives in Cider Under Discus sion. A committee representing the Wholesale Grocers' Association appeared before the Commissioners yesterday afternoon at a j hearing with reference to a phase of the j pure food law. Preservatives in cider was the particular subject under discussion, and Messrs. Hume, Shea and Kelly, spokesmen for the committee, declared that It was a physical impossibility to prevent cider from turning to vinegar without the addition of benzoic of soda, or some similar Ingredient. Benzoic of soda, they stated. Is absolutely i harmless. It seems thajt several retail grocers have recently been called Into the Police Court to answer for violations of the pure food law, particularly for selling cider contain ing this preservative, and the wish of the i wholesalers, expressed at the hearing, was to 'have such prosecutions cease until ar rangements can be made for complying i with that section of the statute which makes It obligatory that the name or na ture of any preservative used in a food product shall be indicated on t.tie label. of i the package. PHILADELPHIANS HEARD. Survey for a 35-Foot Channel in Dela ware Wanted. Representatives of the leading Philadel phia commercial organizations were given a hearing yesterday by the House river and harbor committee on the resolution pending In the House to obtain a survey for a thirty-five foot channel In the Delaware river at Philadelphia. The hearing opened with a statement by Chairman Burton of.the House committee concerning the attack which has been made on the committee In Philadelphia for its failure to grant the survey. Ha pointed to many statements'which have been used In the attack, and said they were untrue. He especially emphasized the falsity of the statement that New York had a forty-flve foot channel and has been favored unfairly by the committee. Joel Clark, chairman of the joint commit tee named by the Philadelphia board of trade and other conMnercial bodies to ap pear before the committee, assured Chair man Burtoa that such statements were not Inspired by any official source In Philadel phia, and expressed regret that any at tempt had been made to show any rivalry between New York and Philadelphia con cerning channel Improvements. POSITIVELY LAST WEEK, and Following Days. Must Vacate by February 1. The Matiooal Art Association, 9117 F Street Northwest, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION * By C. H. LUBNGBNE, Auctioneer, Their Magnificent Collection of Art Wares?Antique and Modern?Original Oil Paintings by WelJ-Known Foreign and American Artists. Bronzes, STATUARY, Louis XVI and Empire Royal Sevres, Worcester, Crovvn Darby, Chel sea Bristol, Royal Saxe or Meisen, Copenhagen, Lowestoft, Rouen, Versailles,Tourney Sceaux, Royal Vienna, Old Dutch, Flemish, Chinese and Japanese Porcelains, CURIOS, CARVED IVORIES by Ital ian, German and Japanese artists. All the beautiful BRONZE ELECTRIC FIGURES, ANTIQUE LOUIS XVI MEDALLION TA BLES. Choice Medallion Inlaid Desks, Cabinets in real Dresden Porcelain, Enamels in Philippine Crotch Woods, together with all of the odd TAPESTRIES, Drape ries, beautiful imported FRENCH AND ENGLISH PARLOR SUITES, odd Chairs and substantial pieces of FURNITURE, etc. Mornings, 11 to I; Afternoons, 2:30 to Reserved. We Must Vacate February 1. UNDER NEW OFFICERS INSTALLATION CEREMONIES BY POTOMAC POST, G. A. B. An Interesting ceremony attended the in stallation of the officers of Potomac Post, G^ A. R., at Grand Army Hall last night. W. A. O'Mera, the recently elected com mander, made an effort to bring together a large number of the members of the post, and his effort proved successful. Men who liud been members of the same company and who had not met since 1801 were In at tendance and the meeting was more in the nature of a reunion than of an Installation proceeding. Commander O'Mera, who claims to be the youngest man who was in the service, pre sented his discharge to the comrades of the post and was loudly cheered. were instaIIed last night are \\. A. O Mera, commander; J. H. Ran dolph, senior vice commander; W. B. Noer kin w ?i T,ma^er; S. C. Robb. chap w v., , r" SchmalhoiT, quartermaster; G. -V" GJaaman, officer of the day; Clinton Ylfs '!!!?% ?fflc'T ?f the euard; J. T. Sheck f sentineI; M. Sauter, inside sen tlnel, William II. Hoover, adjutant- H Zount, sergeant major, and J. H. Bradburv quartermaster sergvant. Words of Congratulation. Chaplain Robb. chairman of the finance committee, congratulated the members of he pos"t upon the good work that had been done by the committee during the past J ear. Instead of holding back money In order to have a balance at the end of the ^eSri' Jle said' aI1 the money had been ex spendiliK ol n U< h g??d acpomplished. The ... 1 16 mon?y means that so many been as^?todS a"d ?rt,tuin* ?f S?'dlers had The retiring commander, J. Tyler Powell thanked the members for the support they .id given him during the past year B P S?;, commander of Farragut Post, en 2 members and congratulated them upon the enthusiasm they had shown In turning out in such large numbers toT slat In the Installation of their new officers. He also congratulated them upon their se ectlon of VV. A. O'Mera, whom he charac ofThe Sons?fUfblv h,ead0r' ' beingr a member the Sons of Veterans as well as of the parent organization. rBwiiho adJour"meint the death of Wash FL t ' [' ? who had l>een a member of I 1?. P?st, was announced, and the com I mander appointed a committee to attend : the funeral. He appointed as members of ? the committee W. H. Hoover S C Robb | J. Tyler Powell, Edward Duvall, G H I Gladman, J. Sheckells and W. A. O'Mera. Letter From Commander-in-Chief. Corporal Tanner, commander of the G. I A. R., was to have been present, but a let ter of regret from him was read. The letter was addressed to Commander O'Mera and. In part, reads: "It would be a matter of pleasure to me mn?C?UJd bC W'th y0"? but the demands upon me are so many and insistent that /. ,m? ls mortgaged to the limit. I con gratulate you on the honor and preferment the comrades of Potomac Post have be U,P?U y2U' ttnd 1 anl 'n the 1 faith that I need not stop there, but that I can congratulate the post upon having selected as commander one who will be faithful to the trust and, confidence re posed in him who will serve the post to the best of his ability, and one whose ad ministration I am sure will be of gfeat benefit to the post." Commander O'Mera's Addre*3, In entering upon the duties of his office the new commander thanked the members of the post for the honor that had been conferred upon him. 'May the Great Ruler give me wisdom." he said, toso provide overyourdeliberations that when the time shall come for me to give way to another you may see in my work something to commend and much for which to he thankful. Neither of these re sults can possibly be attained without the full and hearty support of the post. This I earnestly invoke, promising in return the whole of ray very best efforts in making old Potomac the peer of the best post In the Department of the Potomac. "It is with extreme pleasure that I call your attention to the address, first, of the Sons of Veterans, and next, the order of our commander-in-chief. You are all per fectly familiar with both the address and the order, as they were read in the post. rcv.l?;?' i>ast and consider the inevitable of the future, I say to you. mem bers of Potomac Post and to all the mem bers of the Grand Army in my hearing, let us be prompt in putting around these dear sons our strong arm of protection. Passing of the O. A. B. "Comrades, ail too soon those sons will be all that is left to tell the wondrous story of a father's love of country, of a father'3 love of humanity, of a father's ^,V?V?n to the dear old ilag. of a father's tribulations, of a father's wounds and of a fathers sickness, sorrow and death, that these sons might enjoy the blessings of one country and one flag. ."?^t a reception given by the Department or the Potomac to Comrade VVm. Warner, senator from Missouri, the department commander introduced a member as being the youngest soldier of the war of the re bellion. When I stood at this altar to be mustered into Stone, now Potomac Post, as a member of the Grand Army, it was then euid that our post had the oldest sol dier In the person of Officer of the Day Gladman's father, and in myself the youngest soldier. I have brought along with me tonight my discharge to show you. It is here for your inspection. It grfves my age as twelve years, but there are living today members of my company who know and will testify that I added one year to my age at the suggestion of Major Everett, when they were making up the muster roll of my company, and was mus tered Into the service. Notwithstanding the additional year, I was rejected by the mustering officer. General McDowell, be cause of my age. He said it was against the rules and regulations of the army to admit me. President Lincoln's Intercession. "I owe my enlistment to that patriot and martyr, the illustrious President, Abraham Lincoln. He came upon the ground as my company was being mustered into service. I went to htm with tears in my eyes and asked him to have me enlisted. He took me by the liand and went over to the raus- | tering officer and asked him to muster me i Into service. The reply to the President i was that It would be against the rules and j regulations. The President said: 'He has j the qualifications; his father Is willing. I think you might muster this little patriot.' "Gen. McDowell was then getting Impa tient. He turned sharply to the President and said quickly: 'Sir, it is against the rules and regulations." It was said in such sharp tones that everybody noticed it. as there were hundreds of people assembled there to see the boys mustered into service. President Lincoln was standing alongside one of the tall oaks on the lawn, his tall frame began to grow taller, and, raising his finger and pointing it at Gen. McDowell, he said: 'Then, sir. as President of the United States and commander-in-chief of the army, I order you to muster this young patriot Into the army!" "Now. comrades, I want to say In conclu sion, that this discharge shows the young est soldier regularly mustered into service and discharged during the rebellion. It speaks for itself. Show me one younger and off goes my cap to him. I thank you for your attention." ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS PROGRES IN" THE HEARING OF THE SMOOT WILL CASE. Special Correspondence of The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 13, 1906. Miss Ella Rose Smoot took the stand In the corporation court yesterday afternoon in the proceedings instituted to test the will of her mother, Mrs. Frances P. Smoot, and told of the relations existing between herself and the testatrix during a period of several years before the death of the latter. Miss Smoot declared that her mother had been most affectionate to her up to about the time of the marriage of her sister to Rev. W. Strother Jones. Subsequently, the witness stated, the attitude of her mother toward her showed a marked change In many respects. Documents were placed in evidence to show that Mrs. Smoot had made several agreements with her daugh ter, Miss Ella Rose Smoot, as to her an nual allowance, but had disregarded and failed to carry out each one of them. Evi dence was brought to prove that on one occasion the mother had given her daughter written notice to the effect that after a certain date she would be allowed no more cash payments. Among the documentary evidence presented was a bill filed by Miss Sm-^ot some time before her mother's death asking for a construction of her ..father's will. Judge Nicol of the circuit court at that time directed that she be given a monthly allowance of $75. Before Miss Smoot took the stand Rev. W. Strother Jones, who is named in the contested will as executor, was examined at length. He stated that his mother-in law had made her will while she was a guest at his home in Trenton, N. J., but he denied that he had attempted in any way to influence her concerning the provisions of the instrument. He said that when she broached the subject of having the will drawT! in Trenton he advised her against It, but that when she insisted upon carrying out her intention he recommended a promi nent attorney of that city for the legal as sistance necessary. Other witnesses were examined during the day. The case will be resumed Monday morning at 10 o'clock. General Matters. The statement was made at police head quarters this morning that there had been no new developments in the Investigation of the murder of George Curtln. which, it Is believed, occurred either on the river or in the eastern portion of the city the day before Christmas. The police have been making a careful search for the clothes of the murdered man, but without success. Yesterday afternoon several members of the force dragged the docks on the river front in the hope of finding some of Cur tin's garments, but no trace of them was discovered. Funeral services over the remains of Ben jamin Greenwood, whose death occurred Wednesday morning at the Jones' Point light house, of which he had been keeper for many years, were held yesterday af ternoon from that place. Rev. William J. Morton of "Christ Episcopal Church officiat ed, and the pallbearers were Messrs. Peter Aitcheson, Robert Evans, John Peyton. Ed ward Davis, A. Dean and W. P. Graves. The January term of the United States court for the eastedn district of Virginia, Judge Edmund Waddill presiding, adjourn ed yesterday afternoon. Many cases in which indictments were reported were transferred to the Norfolk court. Noble Johnson, a well-known riverman, died yesterday at his home on Queen street between Fairfax and Lee streets. He was a native of Maryland, but had lived here the greater portion of his life. He was a son of the late James Johnson. Will Drop Suit Against N. Y. Life. After a lengthy conference with F. W. Lehman, special counsel retained by the Missouri insurance department. State Su perintendent of Insurance W. D. Vandiver said at St. Louis yesterday that his suit to oust the New York Life Company from do ing business in Missouri would probably be rescinded as a result of the retirement of President McCall and the restoration of the $233,000 given to Attorney Hamilton for legal services. Whole Town Has Mumps. Mumps has closed the public school of Rowayton, Conn., and half the children In the suburb are ill. Frank L. Lane, prin cipal of the school, Is in bed with distorted cheeks. The last day of school there were three pupil* in one grade, when usually there are fifty. Nearly all of the teachers are ill. There are 3,0?J persons In Roway ton and their boast has been its freedom from sickness. Mr. Paris' Musicale. Mr. Walter Paris, the artist, returned to the city a few days ago, and on Tuesday evening he entertained at his studio some of the members of the Boston Symptiohy Orchestra. Stringed quartets, trios and duets formed the program of "The evening. A small party of musical friends were pres ent. On each occasion when the Symphony Orchestra has been here this season Mr. Paris has Kid the pleasure of similar musical**. WEST END CITIZENS ORGANIZATION FORMED AT ST. DAVID S PARISH HALL. Responding to the call of Mr. Creed M. Fulton, about fifty citizens of West Wash ington assembled last night in St. David's Parish Hall on the Conduit road and formed the West Washington Citizens' As sociation. It was stated that the purpose of the organization is to look after the in terests of the suburban region beyond the limits of the territory covered by the Georgetown asociatlon. The new organi zation will cover the section from tho west limits of Georgetown to the District line, and from the river north to Wesley Heights. Officers were elected as follows: Presi dent, Creed M. Full on; secretary, Charles R. Morris; treasurer, Joseph Shierrier. A committee was appointed to draft rules, and was directed to report at the next meeting of the association on Janu ary 23. This committee consists of Messrs. Joseph Sherrier, chairman; Charles A. Baker, J. F. Green, James I,. Carberry and D. T. Bounds, representing the different sections of territory covered by the asso ciation. Objects of Organization. President Cread M. Fulton In a forclbl* address fully outlined the objects the as sociation wished to attain. These, he said, were items which the inem'bers as indiv iduals had long striven for. One of the re forms desired was better car service. Fronj November 1 to May 1, he said, the citizens in the territory covered by the nerv asso ciation have but one car every hour in the middle of the day and after 0:30 o'clock p.m. The association will endeavor to have arranged a half-hour service throughout the day. Another important matter called attention to by Mr. Fulton -was the present Inade quate fire protection. The citizens have asked for a chemical engine, as the nearest fire ccmvpany now is at 32<i and M streets. Still another important matter is the Ia^k of lights along the Conduit and Ridge roads. The citizens desire that some sort of lights be placed along these roadways, b? they naphtha, kerosine or electric. Mr. Fulton add?d that the citizens In t ? western Suburbs have all paid heavy tax- ? for years, but the District government has never expended a single penny in Improv ing that locality; that all the money had gone to other sections of the District. Several members of the new citizens' a? sociation spoke along the same lines and complained of other matters, including the crowding of the rear platforms of cars, ex pectorating in cars and the danger of dis ease resulting therefrom, and the filthy con dition of the cars. Mr. J F. Green, a member of the official board of the new M. E. Church, corner of W street and Conduit road, tendered the use of the church edifice for future meetings of the West Washington Citizens' Associa tion. Mr. Charles R. Morris, the secretary, was Instructed to officially thank the pas? tor of the church for his generous tender. Future meetings of the association will be held in the church, It was announced. A New Cable Ship Wanted. At a recent meeting of the Joint army and navy board which is in charge of the re vision of the Kndicott project of coast de fenses recommordalion was prepared and forwarded to Secretary Tart for the con struction of a new cable ship at a cost of $220,000, the preliminary plans for which have been prepared. It is pointed out that such a ship would be of considerable serv ice in supplementing the work of the cablo ship Cyrus Field, now commanded by Capt. B. O. I,enoir of the Signal Corps. Such ft ship of SlOO tons displacement could go to sea and perforin the work which the small er ship now does frequently at a risk of lifa. Hotel Death Roll May Reach Ten. The total numl>er of fatalities resulting from the West Hotel fire in Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday, may reach ten. N. S. Amsden, superintendent of the Minneapolis and Northern Elevator Company, taken from a room on the top floor, is at death's door. All of the others injured in the fire are well on the road to recovery, except B. W. Swisky of Chicago, who Is in a critical condition. Alterations in the Topeka. At a cost of $90,000 the gunboat Topeka. now out of commission at the navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H., is to be converted into a station ship. TO CATARRH SUFFERERS Hyomei Cures by Breathing; Medi? cated Air. The popularity and increase in the sales of Hyo mei are unique in the annals of medicine. Such astonishing enree hare been made by tliis remedy that its sale Is steadily increasing ever; year. 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