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with Windy Bill and hear his tale of Texas Pete and the two-bit waterhole as retold in the sec ond installment of "Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White Author oi the famous "Blazed Trail" Stories An incident of the early emigrant days, tingling with excitement; humorous arid pathetic by turns. In McClure's Magazine for February?now selling. All news stands, 10 cents, $1.00 a year McClure's Magazine 40-60 East 23d Street, New York PRICE TEEPLE PIANO ^-T Liniment Curesl/umbagol Price25f30f&fLQQ. f Genuine Haarlem Oil f ? in* world-renowned medicine for KIDNEYS, $j| STOMACH and BLADDER, is sold only at Ar 25c. bottle t is imported from Haarlem. Holland, each bottle baa thin signature? aud on the sickSjj A coiflimterffeit off put uj? to closely resemble the genuine, is u being offered at lOr. on tht* pretenae that it 3* is a smaller size. 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Oliver CERAMIC WORK Of the Rurxleiu Art School NATORE'S AID TO DESIGN Invaluable I'hotoKnipblc Material NINE COLOR INSERTS AND 150 BLACK ANO WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS INTERNATIONAL STUDIO February Issue Sold Everywhere f?l-?A&i. 1041.28 A OVER 00 YEARS ESTABLISHED. TIEFF PIANOS IN ALL STYLES. THE RECOGNIZED STANDARD OF MOD ERN P1ASO MANL'EACTIRE SECOND-HAND riAN'OS AT ALL 1'RICKS, Including jur own make, but altgbtly JMd. Square Piano*. *11 makes, ISO upward. Toning and R??[>?(ring by Factory Experts. Cfoas. M. Stierf, Factory Warerooma, 521 filth Street N.W. O. OONLIFF. Manager. J , dalS-tf.28 British Columbia Hints at Severance of Union. A dispatch says that the spasmodic movements that have been going on in British Columbia for the last few years to ward secession rrom the Canadian federa tion are becoming more serious. At the opening of the provincial legislature, the dispatch says, Mr. McQowan, member for Vancouver, made a speech, in which he called upon the government to ask belter financial terms from the dominion, not as a favor, but as a right, and to prepare. In case of refusal, a monster petition to King Edward requesting the severance of the ties between British Columbia and Canadian ci i.federation. The speech was greeted with much applause. Gross Value of Irving Estate. Special Cablegram to The Star. I/ONDON, January 27.?The gross value of the estate of the late Sir Henry Irving is $102,?HO, which la divided between the two sons and Mrs. Klyea Aria, who was for many years an intimate friend of Sir Henry's. In the event of her death her share is to go to her daughter, Mlta Aria, wlw> is perhaps best known as a writer upon women's fashions. Governor Carter is seriously 111 at Hono lulu from a high fever, with some indica tions of typhoid. TO CUKE ? COLD IK ONE DAT rake LAXATIVE BBOMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money It It tells to com. B., w. GROVE'S aigAatnrs Is on each bos. SB*. James Manes, Bank of Liver pool Swindler, Arrested. FUGITIVE FOR FOUR YEARS The Lure of the Great White Way COAXED HIM INTO THE NET Bobbery One of the Most Ingenious and Conscienceless Ever Carried Out. After a world-wide search of four years' duration, the lure of the great white way coaxed James Manes, the American book maker implicated in the million-dollar loot ing of the Hank of Liverpool, back into the waiting net. Manes was arrested yes terday afternoon at Broadway and 4 2d street. New York, almost on the very spot where he began his gambling career many years ago. By coming back to the tendeerloin Manes had done exactly what the Scotland Yard men and Pinkertons felt sure ho would do. hen the sleuths found their quarry's clev erness and vigilance more than matched their own. they decided to wait with that patience whi-ch has made Scotland Yard a terror to evildoers. W hile admitting his name to be James Manes, the man under arrest asserted u''Ien!rlrel>' ignorant of any plot b> which the Bank of Liveerpool was rob bed. and had no part in the affair. After v. **" to headquarters and exam ined, Manes was locked up. He will have a hearing: today, and probably will be held to await word from the English authori ties, who have been apprised cable of the arrest. The New lork police* claim there is no question as to the identity of Manes, who is now fifty-five years old and walks as though he were a victim of locomotor ataxia. His condition, the police declare, aided the men in identifying him. A Startling Theft. The Bank of Liverpool theft was one ?f the most startling in the history of Eu rope, and ranked as a world-wide sensa tion. It was operated in 1901 by a band of American conspirators, and the entire scheme turned upon the weakness of a b?-- <'Ierk' who. while drawing a salary or JT.jO a year, became a victim of the bet ting craze and played the races. His ac complices were sporting men, several book makers and a prize fighter. Not onlv did ,crk r>la>' into their hands through his losses at the race tracks, but he was deprived of the occasional big win nings he made through the crookedness of his crooked friends. Thomas P. Goudie was the bank clerk in question, and his ac complices were Dick" Burge, an English pugilist; P. T. Kelly, a man named Stiles. Laurie Marks ajid James Manes, all book makers. Goudie confessed the plot and pleaded guilty to cliarges of forgery, fraud, conspiracy and false pretenses. "Dick" Burge and the bookmakers, Kelly and Stiles, were arrested, but Marks and Manes escaped. Burge was given ten years. Kelly and Stiles, by pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud, escaped with sentences of "two years each. Marks is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from an Eng lish channel steamer. Manes Alone Escaped. Manes alone escaped. Scotland Yard vied with the Pinkertons in the hunt for him. Powerful forces sought to throw the sleuths off the scent with stories of suicide, but the man-hunters re fused to believe and the search went on. The great cities of England, France, Ger many and the I'nited States were visited. The local constabulary and police were warned to be on the alert for the man. But he always escaped. Detectives and Scot land Yard men paid stealthy visits to the haunts of the gambling and sporting frater nity of the various cities, but Manes had always just gone. Yesterday Detectives Kain and Collins of the headquarters stafT were walking up Broadway. They had learned that Manes had come back to New York, and were on the lookout for him. Nearing 42d street and Broadway they saw a familiar figure. Five years and a world-wide chase had not made very much difference in Manes' face and features. Kain and Collins walked up to him. and be fore he realized it they each had him by an arm. They told him he was under arrest. Manes never ftinched. He neither admitted nor denied anything. He walked quietly along with his captors to headquarters, where he was searched. The police found enough in his pockets to convince them they iiad'th^ right man. Men who knew him be fore he went abroad also Identified him- But not even then did Manes lose his nerve. Nothing to Be Said. "You gentlemen are doing this," he said quietly when the detectives questioned him. "You could not possibly expect me to assist you. You say you have me, and there is I nothing further to be said." | He was marched to a cell and locked up and the Liverpool authorities notiflM by [ cable that the long hunt was at an end. An answer is expected asking that he be held I until the proper papers for taking him back to Liverpool are made out. Goudie, once he had begun to lose money | at the race track, becataie easy prey in the hands of the gamblers with whom hi! had carried on his transactions. He always used | the name of one of the bank's heaviest de positors, but this name never came out. I During the trial of Goudie a clerk em ployed by the bookmaker Marks told the jury a story to show how easily the accused man was swindled. One day he had wa gered heavily on a race, intrusting his com mission to Marks. The horse won and Goudie was entitled to J125.000 on the ueal. That night the bookmaker sent a telegram to Goudie saying he had been ill and was not in business at the race track that day. ARMY AND NAVY UNION. Application for Restraining Ord?r Taken Under Advisement. The proceedings instituted by the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America against the Regular Army and Navy 1,'nion of the i'nited States of Amer ica. Joltan Hansen and the Washington Loan and Trust Company, the object being to have the defendant^ restrained from dis posing of certain properties and moneys, has been taken under advisement by Justice Anderson in Equity Court No. 1. It Is claimed by the complainant that Hansen seeks to surrender to the Regular Army and Na/vy Union the sum of $1,200, repre sented as the property of the rival organiza tion. The bill of complaint sets forth that the money belonged to the Gen. William F. Barry Garrison of the Army and Navy Union and that when that garrison with drew from its parent organization la?t fall and was mustered into the Regular Army and Navy Union the charter, seal, records and moneys of the garrison were not turned over to the complainant, as required, it is claimed, by the constitution of that body file money In question, the bill continues Is in the custody of the Washington Ix>an and Trust Company. Attorneys Andrew A Lipscomb and Lemuel Fugltt represent the complainant and Attorneys James L Pugh John B. learner and Wplf & Rosenburg ap pear for the defendant organization. Decline to Take Initiative. Although having no objection to chang ing the name of 4*4 street, the Commission ers today informed the South Washington cntzens Association that they do not wish to take the Initiative In presenting the bill to Congress. If the property owners along 4% street desire the change and the bill is referred to the Commissioners by the com mittees In Congress a favorable report will be mode. INTERSTATE Y. M. C. A. Work in Maryland and West Virginia. SECOND ANNUAL BANQUET I Henry G. Davis Praises the Associa tion Methods. GIVES YOUNG MAN A CHANCE Committee From the Baltimore Or ganization Inspect Local Buildings and Congratulate the Officers. The fame o? the new Y. M. O. A. building in this city was greatly extended yesterday by reason of the visit of a delegation from the Central Y. M. C. A. In Baltimore and by a dinner for the interstate committee for Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia and the District of Columbia In the assem bly room of the new building yesterday evening. The function was attended by representatives of each of the various sec tions of the interstate territory. The din ner In the evening was followed by speeches by Senator Henry G. Davis ol West Virginia, Judge G. W. Atkinson, Commissioner H. B. F. Macfarland, Fran cis A. White, president of the Baltimore Y. M. C. A.: J. Harry Tyler of Baltimore, and George W. Tibbitts. Interstate Y. M. C. A. secretary. The delegation from the Baltimore Y. M. C. A. arrived in this city shortly after 4 o'clock, and proceeded at once to the new building. There they were met by a com mittee from the board of directors of the local association, who acted as escort for them. From the ventilating plant In the basement, through the six floors to the roof garden, the Baltimore committee visited every nook and corner of the structure. There were many expressions of surprise and pleasure, and at the close of the trip the Blaltlmoreans almost overwhelmed the local men with compliments. John B. Sle man, jr., led the sight-seeing party on their tou r. "We are delighted with the building, it is a most admirable structure," said Gen eral Secretary Morriss of Baltimore, epeaic ing for his delegates. "The plan is being talked of in Baltimore to build a J500,<J<)0 building, and we will undoubtedly intro duce many of the features of this build ing. adapting them to our own local con ditions." The Baltimore committee, which included many members of the board of trustees and the committee of management, was made up of Francis A. White, president; Joshua Levering, president of the Mary land association; W. H. Morriss, general secretary: Charles J. Taylor, J. Harry Ty ler. E. H. Perkins. D. C Ammidon, Charles W. Dorsey, A. R.- Cathcart, William A. Matthai, James W. Denny, L. T. Appold. George W. Corner, J. W. Strobel, John Brown, Luther Martin, W. D. Piatt and H. S. Dulaney. Interstate Dinner. At <5 o'clock the second annual interstate d;nner was held in the banque<t roorv In the absence of A. M. Lothrop, interstate chairman, Joshua Levering of Baltimore, vice chairman of the committee, presided. After the sumptuous repast he started the speech-making with a word of congratu lation. "We congratulate our Washington friends," be said. "We are going back to Baltimore with a greater determination to meet the needs of the young men In Baltimore. With the greater facilities come the greater responsibilities and great er opportunities to unite the young men in Christian union." He paid a high com pliment to the interstate secretary, Mr. Go rge Tibbitts, giving him much credit for the great progress which is being made in West Virginia, Maryland and the Dis trict. He also read a letter from R. C. Morse, international secretary, expressing bis regrets at being unable to attend the banquet Commissioner Macfarland extended the welcome to the guests to the new building and invited them to come often and stay long, particularly "those from our suburb an town. Baltimore." "When the Chinese commission was be ing entertained here today," he said, "one of the secretaries told <>f what he had seen in the V. M. A. in Shanghai, where our "foreign secretary is located, of the building and its equipment. That made me realize better than ever before, I think, how the chains of influence go out to the outermost parts of the earth. What the interstate committee is doing is of great importance. What is done 'by Senator Davis in West Virginia or in Baltimore may be the means of yetting forth a man whose life sha.ll stand forth to the everlasting glory of God." Address of Mr. Davis. Mr. Henry G. L>avis, who was next in troduced, said: "We have turned aside tonight from our several callings and vocations to meet here upon a common ground, in a common In terest?the universal brotherhood of man. No cause can long survive that is not found ed upon truth, honor and uprightness. These virtues were in the hearts and minds of that little grou? which met in London comparatively a few years ago, and started a movement destined to have a force and effect they little comprehended a't the time. Its seed was soon carried to other coun tries, among the earliest being the I'nited States, and here It has grown and flourish ed until it has became one of the great institutions of the country, and probably the foremost of all Its agencies for doing good. 'The world in the last century has made more progress in material affairs than in all ages preceding. The arts and sciences in their discoveries and applications, have added much to the welfare and comfort of mankind. But in this they have not elimi nated or lessened to any great degree the faults of civilization. Fortunately, among the instrumentalities for good which have arisen is the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation, which is doing such wonderful work in improving the moral and spiritual con dition of the times. The churches have their path of duty plainly marked for them and are vying with eayh other in eager desire to bring men to a better understand ing of Christian thought and principles. The Young Men's Christian Association is putting these thoughts and principles Into the practical workings of everyday life, and has no competitor in Its unique position in the social fabric. It has the field to itself. It is undenominational, and in gathering men into its fold helps to sustain the con gregations from which Its members come. Opportunity for Young Men. "Men, especially young men, will find companionship; It may be for good or It may be for evil, as the circumstances direct, but In any event it will have much to do with the formation of character. These splendid association buildings, which are to be found in all our large cities, and which are rapidly multiplying in the smaller ones, offer to the young man who has been em ployed by day in the workshop or counting room rare oportunlties, which would otherwise be denied htm, for intellectual, moral and social improvement. He is en couraged to make the best use of his time and talents, and by education and loftier ambitions become a better citizen and thus help the state and nation. "It is in recent times only that these edu cational and social facilities have been placed at the disposal of all. Formerly only the young men of sufficient leisure and means were abie to have the advantages which are now within the reach of the working young men of today. The college bred man must look to his opportunities and make the most of them, as the way Is now open as never before to the boy who must work out his own future without in fluence or family prestige. "The young man who starts life with plenty of means at his disposal Is not always the fortunate one. The pitfalls before him are numerous. He win do well If he avoid them. He has many temptations which are not presented to the young man who must make hts own way from the beginning. Give the latter a chance to improve his po Anottap Great Bafeh of Bargains Added to the Long List of Specials at Our Jane; The coming week will cap the climax in this great sale. 'I he bargain list has been added to and added to until you never saw such a tremendous lot of surprising values in all your life before. Busi ness will fairly hum at this immense establishment all next week, and if you are wise you will be early, so as to choose from the biggest assortment. $36.00 Brass Beds cut to. $40.00 Brass Beds cut to. $45.00 Brass Beds cut to $55.00 Brass Beds cut to $16.00 White Enameled Beds cut to $15.00 Art Enameled Beds cut to $12.00 Art Enameled Beds cut to $26.00 Art Enameled Beds cut to $9.00 Oak Chiffoniers cut to $14.00 Oak Chiffoniers cut to $16.00 Oak Chiffoniers cut to $22.00 Oak Chiffoniers cut to $26.00 Oak Chiffoniers cut to $22.00 Oak Princess Dressers cut to $23.00 Mahogany Princess Dressers cut to $20.00 Mahogany Princess Dressers cut to $25.00 Mahogany Dressers cut to $22.00 Mahogany Dressers cut to $14.00 Oak Dressers cut to $23.00 Oak Dressers cut to $30.00 Oak Buffets cut to $40^)0 Oak Buffets cut to $23.00 Oak Sideboards cut to $33.00 Oak Sideboards cut to $35.00 Oak Sideboards cut to $40.00 Oak Sideboards cut to. $58.00 Oak Sideboards cut to $17.00 Oak China Closets cut to . $22.00 Oak China Closets cut to. $28.00 Oak China Closets cut to $33.00 Oak China Closets cut to. $35.00 Oak China Closets cut to. $45.00 Oak China Closets cut to. $48.00 Oak China Closets cut to $15.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $20.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $25.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $28.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $36.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $48.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $50.00 Oak Pedestal Tables cut to $22.00 Oak Combination Cases cut to.... $24.00 $32-75 $34.00 $44.00 $11.50 $10.50 $8.00 $1-9-00 $6.50 $11.00 $"?75 $16.50 $19.00 $17.00 $1750 $15-50 $18.50 $i5-?o $10.00 $16.50 $24.50 $31-50 $16.75 $24.00 $24.00 $28.00 $4.V5o $13-50 $17-75 $19.50 $24.50 $27.50 $37.00 $38.00 $11.50 $15-75 $18.50 $20.00 $25.00 $36.00 $37-5o $16.50 $24.00 $30.00 $*?75 $1.65 $i-95 $1.85 $'?75 $l-75 $4.00 $2.00 $4.00 $10.00 $7.00 $3.00 $4.00 $6.00 $2.50 $3-25 $6.00 $6.50 $10.00 $4.00 $4-25 $2.50 $28.00 $33oo $38.00 . $45.00 $90.00 $110.00 $65.00 $50.00 $30.00 $18.00 $7.00 $24.00 $4-50 $5.00 $ J 2.00 $18.60 $27.50 $35 00 Oak Combination Cases cut to.... Oak Combination Cases cut to.... Axminster Carpet cut to . Axminster Carpet cut to.... Axminster Carpet cut to Axminster Carpet cut to Axminster Carpet cut to... ....... Wilton Velvet Carpet cut to Bagdad Couch Covers, fringed all round, cut to Oriental Couch Covers cut to..... Rope Portieres cut to Tapestry Portieres cut to... Tapestry Portieres cut.to Scotch Lace Curtains cut to Nottingham Curtains cut to...... Irish Point Curtains cut to Weathered-oak Rockers cut to.... Golden Oak Rockers cut to...... . Golden Oak Rockers cut to....... Mahogany Rockers cut to........ Mahogany Rockers cut to Box-seat Dining Chairs cut to..... Box-seat Dining Chairs cut to Wood-seat Dining Chairs cut to... Oak Bookcases cut to Oak Bookcases cut to Oak Bookcases cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Suites cut to Parlor Chairs cut to Parlor Chairs cut to Parlor Divans cut to Smyrna Rugs cut to Smyrna Rugs cut to Tapestry Rugs cut to Tapestry Rugs cut to Velvet Rugs cut to. Axminster Rugs cut to. $18.00 $21.50 $1.10 $1.07 $1.05 $1.12 $l;I5 $0.97 $1.98 $0.98 $2.15 $6.25 $4 15 $1.69 . $2.27 $4-15 $1.29 $2-45 $4.00 $4-5o $6-75 $2.85 $3-15 $i-75 $21.OO $24.00 $28.00 $37-50 $62.50 $77-5? $45.00 $36.50 $22.50 $I2.50 $5-50 $19.50 $2.90 $3-19 $7.50 $14.65 $18.90 $22.90 It LanslbiiFgh FuFmifa CQ) Initer=Gceaini BolfidSog, 5112 9th St. ?9 sition. and he is likely to soon reach and pass the man who was considered the more fortunate of the two." Work in West Virginia. Judge G. W. Atkinson was the next speaker. He took up the question, "Is the young man worth saving?" He showed that the churches and the Young Men's Christian Association were doing this work. Later in his speech he turned to the progress of the work in West Virginia. "If we had four or Ave more like Sena tor Davis we would raise a properly equip ped building in every town of 3,000 popu lation in the state," he declared. As a re sult of the active work of Interstate Secre tary Tlbbitts, he said, many new build ings will be erected. At Wheeling a $200, 000 building will be erected. At Parkers burg a $83,000 building has been built and nearly ay paid for. At Charleston, Sena tor Davis bought the finest lot in the city, opposite the state capitol, and gave it to the Y. M. C. A., and a $75,000 building will ?be erected on it. Fairmont will have a $75,000 building; Grafton has given $35,000 for a building; Mrs. Blkins is building a magnificent new structure at Elkins for the Y. M. C. A., and in other places the work is 'progressing. President Francis A. White of the Balti more association spoke of the work in Maryland. About thirty years ago, he^said, the first association work was done/ and since that time some work has been done in almost every town of importance in the state. There have been two or three as sociations in Frederick, two or three in Hagerstown. two in Annapolis, one in Cum berland and nine or ten different associa tion buildings in Baltimore. The work in the state has a future, said Mr. White, and progressive, active, organized work was to be done soon. In practically all of the places mentioned new buildings are wanted and special efforts are about to be made to raise the necessary funds. In Baltimore, he said, he believed that the city would accept the responsibility for caring for the needs of the young men, and that the proj ect of the new building will be pushed to completion. "What hath God wrought," said J. Harry Tyler, the next speaker, in speaking of the new Washington building. He compli mented the local men on their building, but promised that Baltimore would go them one better, because they were later. In spired by the endeavor, success, intellect and skill which was shown in erecting this new biiilding, he said, the Baltimore dele gation will return to the Monumental city determined to make the same success there. To close the meeting Interstate Secre tary Tibbits gave an illustrated lecture on the work in the territory, showing pictures both of the interior and exterior of many of the new buildings. RECEPTION AT EPWORTH. Welcome Extended to New Members at Public Function. The assembly room of Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church' South, on Capitol Hill, | Rev. D. L. Blakernore, pastor, was the scene of a large gathering last night, the occasion being a reception tendered by the Epworth League to the seventy members who have joined the church during the past ten months. On entering the room the guests were met by a reception committee composed of the following members of the league: Misses Alice Binger, Annie'Waesche, Eva Walker, and Messrs. W. F. Hummer, Sellman S. G&ither and L. Pierce Boteler. The exer cises commenced with a prayer by Mr. E. F. Brown, president of the Epworth League Union of Washington city and vicinity, and during the evening the following program was rendered: Piano duet, Misses Battle; solo, Miss Bemlce Comer; recitation, "Diffi cult Love Making," Miss Virgle Raymond; mandolin solo, Miss Moore; piano solo. Miss May; instrumental trio. Miss Potter, Mr. Rives and Mr. Louis Potter; solo. Miss Bethune; recitation. Miss Edna Ellis; piano solo. Miss Battle; selection, C&pltol Hill Boys' Orchestra, Prof. Samuel Pole, leader; piano solo, Mr. L.ouls Potter. Tlie affair was under the direction of a committee composed of Miss Annie For- ' reater, the third vice president of the league, together with Mrs. J. D. Prosser, Mrs. Frank W. Tucker, Miss Rebecca Wheat, Miss Julia Potter and Mr. J. J. Rives. The pastor, Rer. Mr. Blakernore, concluded the program by extending a hearty welcome to the guests and others present, after which refreshment* were served. The decorations of the room were very pretty. * Gustavus A. Rose, second vice president of the Colonial Trust and Savings Bank. Chicago, was found dead In toed at his aome In Laporte, Ind., yesterday. Death sraa due to heart disease. Mr. Rose was forty-four year* old. He was a member of a prominent Indiana, family. BUSY WITH EXTRA WORK COMPOSITORS IN G. P. O. MEET ING PUBLIC NECESSITY. The force in the composing divisions of tho government printing office is particu larly busy, the extra work required by Con gress and the rush in some o? the depart ments having necessitated overtime upon the part of the employes. It Is expected that on "his return the public printer will find some way to avoid the necessity for employes working more than eight hours. Those conversant with the operations of the plant say that while the regular night forces produce more work by reason of there being nothing to distract their atten tion, day workers required to put in ten and twelve hours daily soon become "fag ged out," lessening the regular day product and running the difference in the cost of the night work up to ."iO or GO per cent. The recent executive order providing for the appointment of aij advisory committee ?ln each of the departments to pass on and control the editing of copy is said to be a step in the direction of centralization of copy preparation?a result which the gov ernment printing office has long contended for. Much benefit will accrue to the office ant3 to the departments, it is said, by the appointment of these editorial staffs, and iiot only will the work and responsibility of preparing copy be lessened at the print ing office, but the elimination of unneces sary reprints and duplications will be facili tated. It is believed that unformity of style among the departments will follow, if not the formation of a distinct bureau to have charge of all public printing. Different Rules of Capitalization. One feature of the public printing ob jectionable to technicallsts has been the observance of different rules of capitali zation and puctuation in some of the an nual reports of the departments. The rea son assigned r'or this potpurri is that the reports of some of the chiefs of divisions and bureaus have been iirst published sep arately. the author or editor having a "style" peculiarly tils own. the plates be ing finally embodied in the report of the secretary of the department. The resulting incongruity has largely been responsible for criticisms of the technical abilities of the enapl6yes of Uncle Sam's big publishing house. One alleged expert, according to a printing office story, was given a proofsheet to re vise after it had passed through the regu lar departmental reader's hands, and he re fused to go over it until a corrected copy was supplied, saying: "I don't know how these marks will look until I see them printed!" During the past few years there is under stood to have been a disposition on the part of most of the departments and Con gress to break away from the o'd style uni form bindings of government publications. The plain sheepskin binding, so common a few years ago, has disappeared or the monotony of Its coloring broken by the in troduction of colored backings and other tricks of the binders' art. Cloth and can vas bindings are much in vogue, both by reason of durability and cheapness. One of tjie oldest unofficial attaches of the. big printery is Mr. A. S. Trundle, who ror twelve years has.served milk at lunch time to the workers. Mr. Trundle has a record of not having missed a day in twelve years, with the exception of a few weeks, when disabled by three broken ribs, and at an other time when quarantined by reason of sickness at home. Deaf Mutes as Printers. The list of employes of the government printing office include nine deaf mutes so called, for the government Institute at Ken dall Green has enabled some of them to speak with fair dlstinctm'ss. The list in cludes Messrs. H. 8. Edlngton of Arkans.is, Ferd. H. Harrison of Indiana, H. Reed of Wisconsin, B. Champlain of Mich'gan, C. R. Shelton of Tennessee, A. D. Ho.lgcs of Texas, J. O. Amoss and J. E. Ellegocd of Maryland and Guy Al'en of Pennsylvania. These men are said to be particularly ex pert In their respective trades and require but little instruction. One of the advantages of machine com position at the government printing office is said to be the avoidance of a shortage of "sorts." The second volume of the Blue Book Is being printed on the Lanstons In the fifth division. Brief Mention. Requisitions for general supplies from the different branches of the office now pass through the hands of the chief clerk before being delivered hy the storekeeper. This relieves the foreman of printing of much routine detail, besides placing the verifica tion In the hands of the head of the pur chasing1 bureau. A ooverlug over one of the North Capitol slreet entrances to the old building' has been removed, adding grea'tly to the general ap pcarance of the building. This entrance has not l>een used since the occupation of tha new building, but the storm covering has been allowed to remain until recently. A glee club of printing office employe? under the leadership of Hen. A. Llneback took part In a recent musicale at the Ta coma Park Presbyterian Church. William F. Talbott. a member of Colum bia Typographical 1'nion and a Spaniwta war veteran, has made application for admission/ to the Union Printers' Home. Foreman \V. A. Miller of the blank bind ery has returned from a short vacation spent at Chicago and vicinity. The work of the blank bindery is being turned out in canvas covers to a large extent, the de partments finding it cheap, and the wear resisting qualities being above that of the customary leather binding. Mr. W. J. Simmons, superintendent of the paper warehouse, has been seriously ill with an attack of rheumatism, but is re ported to be slowly recovering. Mr. Sim mons has been employed at the office for a long lime, and has held his present position for several years. The following compositors have been de tailed In the day and night proof rooms, the public printer saying in the notification that they were promoted on their efficiency rec ord: J L.. Clendenin, Vincent F. Howard. Ralph M. HugdaJ, H. W. Kitrmillej-, J imes I". McCormick, J. W. Childress, R. K. King, S. W. Langford, W. A. Peffer, C. C. Schert zer and Voler V. Viles. DISTRICT INVENTORS FIRST. Had Largest Proportional Issue of Patents Last Year. The annual report of the commissioner of patents has been transmitted to Con gress. The most interesting portion of the report is that which shfrw.s that the Dis trict of Columbia holds first position in the number of patents issued in proportion to the population. To District residents 2i?? patents were issued during the year ending December 31, 1905. This is one to every 1,201 inhabitants. Alaska takes the other extreme, with one patent issued to every <?5,441 Inhabitants. The receipts In cash and certificates dur ing the last calendar year were $l,&06,7r>K.14j expenditures. (1, 479,(133.22: surplus, J327. 1 The balance on hand In the treasury to the credit of the office January 1, l.XKJ. was $6,iao,S?l.?8. During the year there were 54,034 appli cations for i>atents, 7K1 applications for de signs and 156 applications for reissue of patents. The number of patents issued, in cluding designs was 30.270. Patents re issued numbered 121). There were 4,41*0 trade marks registered, 830 labels registered and 35# prints registered. The patents that expired curing the year numbered 19,58.". Commissioner Allen also calls attention to the need of more employes that the con stantly increasing work of the division may be properly taken care of. Better office facilities also are requested. The re port comments upon the decrease in fee* charged, for registering trade marks, from $25 to $10. In referring to the trade marks the report says: "In 1905 16,224 applications were received for trade-mark patterns, while in the pre ceding year only 2,524 were filed. This t? six-and-a-half times the number of the preceding year, and the large amount of new business has made it necessary to Increase the force of the trade-mark divis ion. Jt has laid heavy burdens upon the examining division, from which this force was drawn, as well as upon the clerical force, for the additional clerical work. "To this should be added the Increase In patents of 2.W56. The great Increase In these two branches has overtaxed the pres ent office force, which is not able to be prompt under the existing condition. I con slder it a matter of absolute necessity .for the satisfactory transaction of the wflUc of this office tlfat an Increase of force, both examiners and clerks, be provided by Con gress, and estimates for Increases have been submitted for this reason." ? FIREPROOF STORAGE ? . Every safeguard (or the storage of fcuaei ? . hold goods, etc. Separata locked men part- 7 menu. $3 a month up. Lowest rate of la- " * euranre. 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