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WOMEN'S outcrca rments exclusively
1115 G Street Next to Corner or Twelfth
Exhibit of Spring Fashions.
Suits, Ski rts, Coats, Waists
Some Extra Special Values.
( )? ir showing of the styles in Women's Suits, Skirts, Coats
a i l V sU which will be worn during the close-approaching
sprint; season is now ready.
< )ur \\-u Yiifk connections have sent us for a special in
Ir ? in 'Tv < Tcfing a hundred Women's Suits?the model gar
ments, used bv a prominent New York maker?consisting of not
more than one s vie of a sort, which we shall sell at prices
fully a quarter Ls.-> than worth prices.
Tin lot embraces suits made of the new mixtures and plain
broadcloths, in all the new shades and in the new
i." rfiid "PoffV" jacket styles.
1. ? ? nnd "I'.'- " Jacket Suits, in plain colors and
i is;-,::. ? whi; h will a' ,-"22.50 and $25?tomorrow, $16.95.
\ liin 11 1 >. W hite Lawn Shirt Waists, embracing all the
ia < ,?' .; \ ::l be offered at 98c. and $1.95.
\ew I ;vci W aists, in ecru and white, at the introductory
prices of S4'T5 Stul $5.95.
\ w Sprrtig Jackets, of black broadcloth and tan
covert, at ,c^<)5-to Si 5.
S; !? :? ! showing of model Walking Skirts, in black and
t1 n? \ etVci ts. in Panama, voile, broadcloth, cheviots, etc.
W 1 :11' ? >;fc:'i:;g the balance of the Winter Suits and Coats
ab< half price, and even l.ss than half price in many in
' .... ar'xa
Paintbrush !.
How to Make
g Mission Pic-re lit lire, *
We ran furnish a preparation to remov ;
stf the varnish fruiti an\ < I I p e<*.? .>f furniture. h
? ui.'l then yon c.in Mih one <>f mir arttallc $
? inUslun tiuiMlit * Jtw<l : ii Ijofc I k ? le w
vS fninitnre. rui.:?-d oak. b \
?fi oi'k an.!
fig 9t.1tns onl\
;s Hodgkin's .v
Si j. ? ?< ->?:
frlv ? i'5<
lutely the ?**st treatment, Cleans the scalp
?nd - 'uul.'it- the 1 "res to. healthful aerlon. en
?-??nra<:lnK the growth antl strength of the hair.
1 '? in.-!t ?i< about lr. For ladle*.
1 ill M \KSKI.4.1 717 12Mi *t n.nv
Comp'ete Outfits
for Ooiog .
Burr t Wood Work
\\ **
111 ? the
.,nd u l>iir
' i.'rrs of
Now is the Hi me
to Boy
Agrl"iikural I.unip I.irae. If -yon' have not done
>0, s'*!ul to us for prin s. V.'e ahu manufacture
('r. iii'.il Lime for drilling In anil sewing broadcast,
Huildlnc I.iin:* ai:d frusii St??ue by the carload or
1,000-ton lots.
Frederick Lime and
tone Co.,
B^x 335, Frederick, Md.
Jm2J- -Sn.2t
<& ui
' fcsss: 418 7th St.
jjil'T 1?S1 .
I For Sale
or Exchange.
I Farae Goods?
| Low Prices. |
|Cash or Tcmras Payments
IJ o h o F. E1111 fi ? <& C o., I
% 937 Peosma. Ave. N.W. |
j n -:;od ^ 4
. ^3 lir O a ^
k? 1'
Nir.'> l.aii l-omo ti immi .l
^ hats, od? red, three ^roynJS
}# kit a 11 ?> u? 1 wo terra *
g < -1
V purple. Smart Bt*Iteh hats
it .1 fold for $."? ti> flO.
? SMAiir M:i.i.is::ity
9 AN l? f I HMSIll Ni;S.
m i?zt sm
Dis= ii
1 1 U K Ol" lllr.U iUlAltK
Sj, ? . ? .
S on Hi s i \ run
1 Diamonds, W atches, lewelrv, S
C nt (ila-^s. Silverware and
f* ????" Uk S..IM ?;<>! ! S en--! KtnR?.. ri.no 3^
!? 1 Ik s I I 1 :?> il > 1 irf I'ins JIihi
h Uk. s I id i, | UniT <-pff Hut
? ?""< .. v
< iptieal < ioods.
I<l Si
Policeman's Petition for Certiorari
dismissed by Justice Barnard.
A petition filed by Policeman Joseph <,;
Walsh, asking for a writ of certiorari to
compel the \j\ triet Commissioners to cer
t: > to ti> Supreme Court of the District of
<"-..umbiL U:e proceedings and records in a
rtrtain hearing before th- police trial boar;]
was denitxl by Justice Barnard yesterday.
\\ .lisj 1 was given a hearing before the tr!ai
board last spring on the charge of engag
ing in a game of crap at the seventh pre
cinct station and of talking with othsr
policemen a!.out participating in a game
of chance." Before action was taken by the
District C'ommi--:oners upon his appeal
ftom the decision of th' tri tl board Walsh
filed th< petition for the writ of certiorari
lirougii Attorn<> J. I^mbcrt. In this
t . <iuestion of the jurisdiction of the trial
nurd was r.iis i. but was not sust li.ted bv
lite opinion of ihe court.
Tin court sai i that the application ought
ii'U i,i !>,? considered prior to an oppartu
i.ity being gh, n to the Commissioners to
??1 u-.tin the IM-,?, .mil !he defendant there
in ? xl.u::.-t h s r nedy before them, and
jus.j . sugge-ud to the Commissioners
tiiIn passing upon the evidence they
in -: be i-.irt fui no: to consider the hearsay
? limonj as t*> the a 11eXIxi offense which
irs In th( record. It was claimed by
i . d**ft n iant that the only testimony which
???rided to prove the offense was of a liear
?1 y character.
mi 14k
Fine Wb
? ? Fine \\ i.
lil Watrii ?
I *: i:. *ii:l lir- tM*he? $ l<?
- hiam ?:i<1 Uln^H.
r.KS i DlTli AI. SKKVICK IX \V.\S|l!X<iTnX
*.r4 v- ud ?o - cow |1A'0
F Street.
1' M Nl.iln M. Jh'JT 7t.4?)
(South side.) )y.
For Business Men.
An excellent t 1 ?
v?ir[1*",f i ' |W11 II \
11 clr c ,
i ApmUi wiMtdlipk \
{ Hotel Fritz Reuter, ?'
i Penna. Ave. and 4fe St. /
^ Ja*> lm.2u \
tp luvludiug Jur own make, but slightlj asetl
f-onare riaaos. ill makes, f'<rt upwarv).
TanlOK itm Ri-palrlnt: by r?.-tory Kxprrls
Chas. m. Stisff.
Fartory Wareroomt, si
| 521 11th Street NAY. |
}? J C ONL1KF Malinger.
litis if.ax , 2l
Response to Appeals.
In response to recent urgent appeals the
Associated Charities has received the fol
lowing contributions, which are acknowl
edged by Mr. John Joy Eds.on, treasurer, to
whom thej have been addressed at 811 U
street northwest: Ur. William C. Wood
ward. $:<: Mrs. A. IT. Tyson, "M. II.,"
$?">; Smooi, Coffer <fc McCalley. $li); Mrs. B.
H. Mimmack. ,f."; "11. K. W.." Rev. Caul
Griffith., $.%; "In memory i>f Judge D. S.
^ adr. $lo; Mr. Krank I.. Campbell
Mi. Frederick G. Lee, Sin; Law Reporter
Printing Company. $lo; "J. ,\. M $5; Mrs.
H r. l'illins, Mrs. Sarah Bryan Leet!
IS..; .Miss Mabel L. Taylor, .<10; Mr. 1'. W.
Smith. Mr. James S. Henry. $"JO; Mr.
^ - Casilear, $lo; Mr. Simon Oppi-n
lt. imer, Mrs. Leech. $2; Mr. E. D. God
frey. $1; Mrs. Harriet de K Woods, ?>.2it>;
Mr. II. /.irkin. SI, Mr. Williiam H. Bald
win. Si* i; Mr. r B. Kheem. SIO; Mrs. G. W.
Harding. ^lr. H. H. Warner S5; Mrs.
Jiiiu Alexander Johnston. Jlit; Mr. David
H M. Kee, JJti; Mr. Edwin E. Howell,
Mr. lleiiry Evans. S."i; Mr. James J. Gordon
S-'ii Dr. J S. Arnold. *??; Mr. C. H. Car
rington S'J. Mr. It. Ross Perry, r.. $10;
Mrs. J. A. Bartholomew. $1; Mr. Gifford
Plnehot J.">; Mr. Charles Graff. $2; Council
? if ,Ii wish Women through Mrs. Ella Neu
nian. treasurer. #10; Mr. J. A. Hartsock,
.Vi, Mr. John J. Rothermel, }L'; "S. E.
M ." SJ. Mrs. 1-Mward G. Diggers. $1; Brig.
Gen. Henry W. Closson,
Pur the purchase of food, fuel and cloth
ing for disirt s:<-d familr s and milk and
??!Jgs for Indig-nt eonsumptlves 'he Cit
izens' Relief Association has received the
following contributions, through Mr. John
P. Wllklns, to tsurer. to whom they have
I'1 n addri d at Sll (; street northwest:
Mr. John J. Rothermel, <2; Mr J. R. Hart
soek. rj.rxi; "A. M W.." $1; Mrs. Mary I?
Norton. $lo; Mr. James J. Gordon. S'_"0; Mr.
Henry Evans, S."">.
: H u bbard ti eat i ng Co;
Twenty-tlv8 years' experience.
? Steam and Hot Water Heating, j!
Largest, most complete and best
equipped shop in Washington d?
\oted exclusively to this class of
Repairing and Remodeling.
We will estimate for you.
Offices, 918 F Street N.W. |;
Telephone Main 448.
: llfmtWnSTRrtCflR&SfOBtt^
J ji! ? 920-922 C ST N.W.?
? I 3***k,
> Our method of moving honM?lmM goods U ^
i the iuiwi ?att*factory waj??no truuUe,, uo <
v orry. Qlv? us the keys and we attend to i
everything. We send an e*i?e$t packer and i
* careful men. Kstimates furnished. <
IMerchants'Transfer it Storage Co.. ?
> 920-1)22 E street. Phone Main HK?. '
' j?ic :iii,.LU
The Security Company Takes Over
This Department of the American
Security ar.d Trust Company.
On Thursday ntxt, which will l>c tho lirsl
day of February, h new storage company
will begin Its career In this city. 1,'nlike
most recently organized concerns there will
be nothing new about this company except
its name and the titles of its officers. These
were secured by Incorporating under the
laws of the District and taking the name of
the Security Storage Company.
There will be nothing novel either about
the business or those in charge of it. as the
new company takes over the storage depart
Albert M. Read,
ui'cnt of the American Security and Trust
Company, and the men who have been in
active charge during the years the business
has been built up will continue in tiiose re
lations as the officers of the company. The
big building at 1140 15th street will be the
home of the company, and its appliances
and devices for all sorts of safe keeping,
whether from burglars or fire or moth, will
Continue to Te'for tlie use of the patrons of
the company.
The prerldent of the company. Mr. Albert
M. Read, has been the manager from the
beginning. What that beginning was may
fce.inferrtd from..the fact that the first sec
tion of the great Structure on 15th s.reet
wiien erected in is: > was only 20 feet in
width and had a depth of 140 feet. Now It
has a width of s:> feet and a depth of -.0
feet, whiie-at the rear it is l')0 feet.
Some of the Facilities.
?Tli .irt.iltum storage rooms, art galleries
for hanging paintings and oth< .? ornaim nts.
this modern structure' contains rooms of
proper temperature for wines, safe deposit
vaults and sections given up to cold storage,
where furs, rugs and tapestries can be
placed with no danger of being ravaged by
The vice president of the company and
also the treasurer is Mr. Clarence A. Aspin
w:\ll, who entered the service of the Amerl
fali Security and Trust Company when >?+
graduated. \:!i was in the year is:t2. Six
years'later li was made assistant manager,
and he hold tint p v.ition until in-the re
organization 1;.' was railed to the respon
sible place which he now holds.
The up-to-date methods employed by tills
com) any are ;vn I y the fact that it was
the tiiir.l (i;> pro ? furniture storage house
to"be built ia this country. It was th.> first
warehouse to. i:sta!' a cold storage plant
for tjie purl- e of affording protection from
Clarence A. Aspinwall,
Vtee President anil Treasurer.
moths. It introduced in this city the lift
vans, for use in carrying household goods
from a house in one city to a house in an
other, in this country or in Europe, without
boxing or rehandling. ^
The new corporation begins business with
the following balance sheets:
Assets?Warehouse, vaults, etc., $390,000;
cash. $10.0:*); bills receivable. $15,000; total,
Liabilities -Capital stock. $400,000; surplus,
$15,000; total. $415,000.
Railway's Pleasure Grounds to Be
Opened Next Summer.
Flans are all completed for the new pleas
ure park, which will next summer b?
opened on the grounds recently purchased
by the Washington, Alexandria and Mt.
Vernon railway in Alexandria county, Va.,
overlooking Four Mile run. The work or
grading the new park wilijbe commenccd
at once and it is proposed to make it one
of the most beautiful of the pleasure re
sorts about the city.
It will be lighted by many hundreds of
electric lights arranged in fancy designs,
and will be equipped with pleasure and
amusement devices of all kinds that will
tempt the small change from the pocket of
the pleasure seeker. The proposed park Is
located in the midst of a grove of big trees,
and is well situated for a pleasure resort.
It is stated that it is backed by a syndi
cate of wealthy western men.
Orders to Revenue Cutter Officers.
Orders to officers In the revenue cutter
service have been issued from the revenue
bureau of the Treasury Department during
the past week as follows:
January :>*?rapt. John Dennett, granted
fifuen days l eave from the 2?d instant.
First Lieut. A. L. Gamble, granted thirty
days' leave.
January 22? First Lieut. F. S. Van Bos
kerck, Jr.. granted seven days' sick leave,
commencing the 22d Instant.
January 2ft?Second Lieut. F. It. Shoe
maker. granted twenty-nine days' exten
sion of leave.
Proposed Parks on the Heights.
Representative Rlshop of Michigan has
Introduced a bill in the House to acquire,
by condemnation and dedicating as public
parking, the Triangles and intersections of
lUth street and Park road and of Park road
and Mount Pleasant street.
^ '
Commonwealth Attorney Mackey of
Alexandria County Says He Has
Made an Important Arrest.
By the arrest of a colored man giving his
name as RIcharel Gray and charged with
promoting policy. Commonwealth Attorney
? Vandal Mackey of Alexandria county, Va..
believed that the county authorities have
secured one of the agents in a gambling
Enterprise operating with Cincinnati. Ohio,
as the base and Alexandria county as one
of the terminals. Gray was taken Into
custody last night at Arlington Junction
Just after he had received a telegram from
the Cincinnati concern, lie was at once
conveyed to the jail 011 Fort Myer Heights,
where ?e will bo held to await a prelimi
nary hearing.
For several weeks past stories tliat a
gambling scheme was being operated In the
county with the Resistance of telegraph
wires have been circulated among tho
county residents, and upon investigation
Mr. Mackey discovered that messages were
being received by telegraph and distributed
among policy players In Rosslyn and Brick
Haven. The Information he received led him
to plan a trip to Arlington Junction, a sta
tion on tho Washington. Alexandria and
Mount Vernon electric railroad, a Western
Union telegraph office being located there.
In company with Deputy Sheriff Pennv
packer, the commonwealth attorney visited
tho place early last evening and appre
hended Gray In the act of receiving a
message from the operator. As soon as the
negro saw that he was about to be arrested
by the deputy he made a hasty disposal of
the telegrvim, but the commonwealth at
torney was able to satisfy himself fully as
to its character.
In Progress Seven Months.
The prisoner stated that he had been en
gaged in conveying telegrams to persons
in tiie county for about seven months, and
explained that he was paid $5 a week for
his services. Mr. Mackey learned tiiat
runners are regrularly employed to con
vey tele-grams bearing policy ciphers to
[ various points in Alexandria county. The
rftute followed, according to the information
given the commonwealth attorney, is from
Arlington Junction to Brick Haven, where
a man takes tlies messages, trismitting them
I11 turn to an individual peissessed of the
"code," from which point they are dis
tributed. some to Rosslyn and some finding
their way into this city.
The commonwealth attorney notified the ]
operator at Arlington Junction not to re
ceive any more such messages, warning
him that he would be arrested if ne violated !
the order. Mr. Mackey also directed the
operator to notify the officials of the West
ern 1'nion Telegraph Company not to per
mit their line in the county to be again I
used for such purposes. The .agent was !
further tpld that the authorities would at
once proceed against the officials of the
company if evidence should be1 received that |
more messages of the character in question
were being transmitted by the company to
any point in the county.
Gray stated, that he lived in this city, and
that his home is 011 Q street between t)th
and loth streets.
Notes of the Coast and Geodetic
The following notes of the United States
coast and geodetic survey were made public !
Tfie primary trianguiation along the nine- !
t> -eighth tfieridian, connecting the great
lakes with the Gulf of Mexico, lias been
completed, so far as the angular meuisures
are eoncewirtl.
The steamer Bxplorer. ("apt. Farris, ar
rived at San Juan, P. R., after a very !
stormy passage, and is at work off the I
Tiie steamer Bache, 1*. A. Welker com
manding, Is under orders to execute work
at' Key West, Fla.. and Matagorda bay,
The longitudes of Sitka and Seward, Alas
ka, were ai^jijaifcl.v determined during tiie
past season, using for this purpose the ca- !
bles of the signal service from Seattle to
Seward. This work was greatly protracted
by unfavorable weather conditions.
The vessels of the survey operating last
season in Aliska have been laid up for the
winter at Port Orchard. Wash. Two of
them were engaged during tiie season in
the vicinity of Resurrection bay, and the
other among .the islands and channels of
southeastern Alaska.
The old schooner Quick has recently been
sold, anil tiie sale of the Spy h*a.< V>een au
thorized. Botii eif these schooners have
been laid up for some time at Mddisofa
villo, 1.11.
Work is in progress in tiie Potomslc river,
in the Chesapeake, on th" Florida coast, at
Key West and 011 the coasts of Louisiana
and Texas.
During tiie present season surveys will
be made on tiie east coast of I?uzon, west
coast of Eeyte, east coast of Cebu and the
south coasts of Mindanao.
During the last two or three months about
fifteen officers have been assigned to duty
in the Philippines. These were needed to
officer the new vessels and to supply those
Whose terms of service in those islands had
The following appointments in the coast
survey service have recently been made:
Joseph Bernstein, aid; 11. I). Loring, aid;
E. Ruppenliagen, aid; J. K. McDonald, aid;
R. C. Barrow, writer; G. L. Harrington,
writer; J. W. Davis, writer; C. R. Wright,
engraver, and C. Willenbucher, buoy color
Council of United Commercial Trav
elers Arranging Program.
The grand Council of United Commercial
Travelers of the states of Kentucky, Vir
ginia, West Virginia. Maryland anel the '
District of Columbia has arranged to hoia
its next annual meeting in this city May
24, 25 and 26. It is expected that the meet
ings will be largely attended, not only oy
the representative element of the commer- j
cial travelers, but by their families as well.
In this way, with ladies present at the
meetings, it is expected that the social !
features will be materially augmented.
Under tiie direction of the supreme sec
retary. Charles C. Daniel of Columbus,
Ohio, the members of the order are ar
ranging for the meeting here. t.ately the
supreme secretary has had a very Interest
ing booklet issued, containing "The story
of the eirder of United Commercial Trav
elers of Amerie?a." The booklet is beauti
fully Illustrated, and calls particular atten
tion to the many advantages that a mem
ber of the organization enjoys..
Feats Accomplished During Drill on
New Training Tower.
Commissioner Macfarland was the guest
of ^lonor last Friday at a drill of members
of the fire department on the new training
tower in the rear of the quarters of engine
company No. 8. The Commissioner returnej
impressed with the value of the tower, not
only to the lire department, but to the com
munity in general.
"By Liieir exercises on the tower," Com
missioner Macfarland said, "the firemen will
be taught to climb to great heights with
out fear, and to save persons from burning
?building.-, In all sorts of emergencies. W
haye wanted this training tower for years
but never, until last year, did we have
money sufficient to build It. Even now It
would not be an actuality if Chief Belt had
not been able to have tlie actual work of
construction done by mechanics from the
ranks of the firemen."
Mr. MacfarUnl described with enthusiasm
the feats accomplished by the firemen dur
ing the drill, such as scaling the tower with
pompier ladders, "rescuing" dummies mad'
to represent persons by dropping them on
trie life lines and into life nets, and finally
jumping themselves from varying distances
into the nets. He stated that he had in
mind a plan to offer a reward, probably in
the form of med?!s, to the firemen who do
the best work on the training tower within
a stated time.
Open An Account at Castelberg's.
The Pioneers of Jewelry Selling on Credit.
= Desired Diamond
Established iMd
titABUsHeb 1646
or Watch is Yours
on Credit.
Think of the test
$ we've given this credit
system?the improve
ments we've made in it
during our long career.
While we were estab
| lished in America in
J 1846, the foundation of
+ our system was laid in
+ England by Motel Cas
* telberg in 1810. Think
of it?before the second
if! war with Great Britain.
* The system and our fa
?f. cilities should certainly
be perfect now.
?? We buy better, we
* sell easier, and we sell
.3. lower than any other
? jeweler in America.
must recognize
% One
* the advantages of trad
4" .
t mg with us.
Signet fi?7 CA
Rings at ? *0"
SI..">0 trkIi nnil 50c. n noek.
One of the largest assort
ments of Signet Rings you'll
see is shown here, and the
prices are at least 25 per
cent under what's usual.
The Signet Rings at $7.50
are unusually heavy, and in
many choice designs.
Ladies' Gold
\ Watch,
$0 cosh ii ii(I ? 1 n neck.
Our assortment of Watches
at this price Is ample for a
most discriminating choice.
Beautiful Chased Gold Cases
in various designs. Move
ments thai are fully guaran
Diamond Ring, ? O
IPIr> cash ami *l.50 11 week.
Superb first water gems
perfect ly cut and handsome- _
lv mounted.
IfllO ciihIi mid $2.00 n week.
We offer you exceptional
values in Eariings. A spe
cial Importation of stones
gives us the opportunity.
Either screw or drop mount
Ring =
^10 FMli :m?I f I .r.0 a wccl*.
Gtms*of exquisite quality
mounted in Tiffany and oth
er SftVl+s." Suitable f'-r botli
men and women. Worth
' $?t <*eh'i more.
When We
Your Eyes
You Get the
Service and
Advice of
a Graduate
He is an eye special
ist who has devoted
years to the study of
his work and progress
ed as the profession
progressed ? lending
his efforts to those of
others of his class in
bringing the service to
today's perfection.
Consult him?have
him examine your eyes
and advise you con
cerning them.
There is absolutely
no charge?unless, of
course, glasses are need
ed and we make them.
And that charge is
most reasonable. You
can take advantage of
our credit system, and
pay 50c. a week if you
Castel berg's,
935 Pa. Ave.,
The Leading Jewelers & Opticians.
Removed to Emergency Hospital? j
Thr:a Little Children Had A Very
Narrow Escape.
Having received frightful burns on her
body, n>..k. arms and legs, from which she
suffered intense agony for several hours,
Mrs. Vio!et M. Lizear of Burnt Mills.
Montgomery county. Md., died at the Emer
gency Hospital last evening about 7:i:0
o'clock. Mrs. I.iztiir was In her home
with her three small children when her
dress caught tire from the kitchen stove.
The children were j owerless to help her.
The unfortunate woman would probably
have been burned to a crisp had it not
been that her husband was near the house
at the time and reached her in time to
extinguish the flames and save the little
ones from probable death.
Dr. Brown of Burnt Mills was summoned
to the house as soon as Mr. Lizear could
notify a neighbor of what had occurred.
The physician found that the woman had
been so terribly burned that hospital treat
ment was absolutely essential. Even with
the most skilled care it was doubtful if
Mrs. Lizear could live very long. The
physician, however, thought that it was
wortli while making the effort, and upon
his advice the husband of the bunted wom
an, John S. Lizear, removed the patient
to the Emergency Hospital.
Mr. Lizear, who is one of many persons
of that name living in Montgomery county,
conducts a small dairy farm. His wife, who
was twenty-one years of age, and his three
children occupied the family home. Mrs.
Lizear and the children were in the kitchen
about noon yesterday, the mother being en
gaged in preparing the noon meal. It was
while she was passing the stove that her
dress ignited. She hurriedly moved as fat
away from the children as she possibly
could without leaving the room. After stie
had beaten the iiames and reached the con
clusion that her efforts would probabiy
prove unsuccessful she screamed for as
Rushed to Wife's Aid.
Mr. Lizear, who was not far away from
the house at the time, rushed into the
hduse to see what was the matter. Much
to his surprise he found his wife standing
?near the middle of the floor making a feeble
effort to extinguish the blaze, her strength
having been almost exhausted before she
called for aid. The husband lost no time
In his efforts to be of assistance, but it
was not until his wife's clothes had been
almost entirely consumed that he succeed
ed in extinguishing the flames. Despite
the serious niture of her burns. Mrs. Li
zear did not lose consciousness and real
ized how seriously she had been burned.
Neighbors were summoned, several wom
en anions them, and the sufferer was given
every attention site possibly could have re
ceived from a hospital. Two of the neigh
bors volunteered to accompany Mrs. Li
zear to this city. Several times during the
trip siie inquired about the safety of her
children and seemed to imagine that they
had been near enough to her to get burned.
It was about 5 o'clock In the afternoon
when the patient reached the hospital. Mr.
i^zear remained there only a short time, as
it was necessary for him to return home
with those who had come to assist his wife.
"Capt. Amiss had a telephone message gent
to Burnt Mills notifying Mr. Lizear of
the death of his wife, and the body will
probably be sent to tlie family home to
day. ?
Vacancies in Faculty of Agricultural
College?General Items.
Special Correspondence ot The Star.
COLLEGE PARK, Jaaary 27, 1!X3(5.
-There are at present three vacancies at
the Maryland Agricultural College, cAused
by the resignations of James Cleary Bland
ford, as professor of mechanical engineer
ing; E. W. Stoll, as assistant professor of
mechanical engineering, and Mr. Kerr, us
flrst assistant In the chemical laboratory.
It is reported that Prof. Harry Cwinner of
Baltimore county, formerly professor Qf
mechanical engineering at the coll -to, i.s
anxious to b?; reappointed. but thit he
declines to accept the position for a tem
porary term. .f. TTanson MitilrflT "f "h aries
county, an alumnus of the college, tilled
this office until June las:, when, .on ,>c-ount
of Mi health. tl;v trustees gr.ui'.J him a
yc.vr's-1 a\e of abs. n<-e. He i.s ?.?:<;??? 1 :o
return eiriy in the tall to resume his duties.
At present Mr.* i'i. O. <6am?-r. oc- of the
assist'j.ts In th" me-.-hani." il ?n?i\eerln:;
department, is illiink ti e pine s of rl those
recently resigned. Mes-rs Blindforl and
Stoll have gone to the Philippine I-'., d-s in
ti e employ of the I'nited States, and Mr.
Kerr has obtain- i a more lucrative t:?n
in the United Stat- s Department -if \gr:eul
t'jre in Washington.
The new steel bridge spanning (' East
ern branch at Berwvn. a mile no."..; of this
place, has beep completed. a?d wis op evl
for traffic 'Saturj ly o last w ?Th
bridge is a plrtte girder. thir. >-livi.-!eot
span, the first of its bind to he i-rccte'i ii
Prince Ceor;> count}. The b.idt'e w s u it
by the Riverside Bridge Compmy or Wheel
ing, W. Va . and the Host of tire super
structure, complete, with three-inch fjcorft.t
pine lloor was The suV-tru- u: >> is
buiit of concrete, and contain, i-l < u'oi
yards of this material. Tlie contract price
for this portion of the structure was S.V:l,
The abutments are placed about four feet
below the surface of the stream, and the
whole structure was erected in i skillful
ami workmanlike manner. Ko id Engir-ei
J. \V. I'. Somerville designed the bridge
and supervised Its erection.
Representatives of the medical and raw
departments of the University of ilarvlie I.
S.. John's College and the Maryl r I \jrr i
cuitural College met in Arena polls Tu ? lay
of this week for the purpose of cjn.-ulting
with reference to -a plan for t e ? i;>.'ra
tion and possible organic union of the three
institutions. Those in attendance were:
From the University of MaryimJ m-di il
department. Pr. 11. Porsey Coaletr. K n
dolph W'inslow and Eugene CordelI: liw
departmc-nt. William T. Brantley and John
P. Poet Maryland Agricultural Cnllee-.
President R. W. Silvester, Pr. R. 11. Hill
and Senator W. W. Golds borough: St.
John's College. President Thomas F> 11.
Messrs. J. Wirt Rand ill and Robert Moss.
It was decided not to make th?* action of
the conference puMic. hut it was stated that
tiie plans were drawn lip and sent to the
governing lxidics of each institution for
tiifir action.
Mrs. Charles R. Richardson, wife of Prof.
Richardson of the college, h is r* turned
from a visit to her pirents. Mr.* and Mrs.
Z. P. Wharton. Sto-icton. Worcester coun
ty, Md.
Miss Rosalie E. S. C llvi rt of McAlpine,
College Park, is visiting her sister. Mra.
Henry W. Lilly, at Fayetteville. X. C.
Bay Schooner to Be Bapaired.
The two-masted bay schooner Emma V.
Wills, whi'h went ashore in the recent
.storm in the mouth of the' Patuxent river,
has been purchased toy Wilbur P. Hubbard
from her owners. J. P. Bonham and F. G.
Usilton. and will have the vessel repaired
and put ia order lor service again. The
Wills is now at a shipyard at St. Michael's,
Md., undergoing repairs. When she returns
to servlc she will be commanded by Capt.
Benjamin F. Middle-on. The Wills is a
vessel is 4T> tons burden and is iM.it feet
lonj,\ She was bui't at St Michael's Md..
in lSSC. and hails from Ual iinore.
Launch Mercedes to Resume Service.
Thi steam launch Mercedes, belonging
to the War Department fleet on the Poto
mac, which has been out of service for the
past two years, will. It is stated, again fly
her flags the coming summer, and will take
parties of army officials out for cruises on
the river warm evenings. The little craft
Is lying at Bennett's boatyard, hauled out
on the marine railway there, and before she
is put overboard in the spring her machin
ery will receive a general overhauling, she
will be repainted and her metal work will
receive the polish that was on it a year or
two ago.
The launch is a handsome, speedy little
vessel, and often llew the flag ot the Secre
tary of War, of Gen. Corbin and other
prominent, officials when she was formerly
in service. She was one of the launches of
the Spanish cruiser Rein* Mercedes, and
was captured at Santiago.
Illegal Sale of Liquor.
Boston Green, colored, fifty-three years ot
age, was detained at the third precinct po
lice station last night because Policeman
Patrick Creagh alleged that Green un'aw
fully dispensed Intoxicants, in ?mall quan
tities. The arresrt was made upon a war
rant Issued from the Police Court yester
day and the defendant will be called upon
tomorrow morning to plead to the chiUge.
Large Area in Potomac Park Being
Blade Ready.
The big' oval on the Potomac i*;irk lying 'o
the west of the aipproach to the rvw M+g':
vvay bridge and t) ? railway tracks lTtritncli
the park and fcetween the ritlAiy !nrl;s
ainl the tidal basin is to be i playground
for children next sunimi r i-'::>>u 1J freezing
weather come and ice form it woulJ mak<
an i<i?al "*l "Hf iMtt hist DMr, Car it I*
filled with water a foot >?r two de> j? ovei
the entire surface. This water has be* n
puir>ped uiwm it hy a l.lg sand-digging ma
chine, and with th' water there has tx* i
pumped up a large qtn.ntlry of mud and
sand frofn the 1 ttoni ?.f t! ? tidal basin.
In order to mako the playground an UIe:il
one Col. limmuHl. superintendent of pub
lic buildings and grounds, wants it to be
perfectly level, and In order to jtaln this
with a minimum of expense and la1>or li<>
has put the sand digger tn work pumping
upon it the liquid material from the bot
tom of the tidU basin at the foot of 14th
street southwest. This water will be allow
ed to settle and will then 1?- drawn off.'eav
Ing the deposit'd material, which will till up
all the hollows and level the inequalities,
leaving a floor in the playground as level as
it is possible to have it. On this playground
will be located base ball, foot ball, tennis
and spaces for other outdoor sports, ami
there the children of the city will be turn
ed loose next spring to play
It is understood tiiat as. soon as the wa
ter is run off the playgrounds will be laid
out. Just now the area resembles a big
lake, on the surface of which a'thousand
and more persons could find am pie room for
skating without danger of anything worse
than a slight wetting should they be un
fortunate enough to break through.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is
co-operating with Col. Brorr.weJl in t~-au
tifying the patk and will plant running
vines and shn.' befcy along the steam rail
way e:r *? ankment which runs aiong the
east side of the park, in order t<i m?;{e the
embankment in fceqing with the general
plans for the beautifying of the park. When
completed in the sprlrrg. and the flowers are
in bloom, the first portion of the Potomac
Park to he improved will l,e one of th ?
show places of the city.
As has been stated in T';e Star, the plans
for the improvement of the Potomac Patk
call for the beautifying of the large see
tlon of it lying to the east of the railway
tracks, and this work may he started with
in the next year. The general outline for
this work has already been prepared In the
office of Col. Bromwell and only waits
money to be started.
Entertainment at Fort Myer.
A very enjoyable entertainment was given
to the officers and enlisted men at Fort
Myer, Va? on Thursday evening of the
past week in the post hall. The B. B. C.
quartet, consisting of Messrs. Middieton.
Powell, Shackelford ar.d Thornton, an or
ganization well known in Washington,
rendered several selections, and tie boys
kept them responding to encores until their
repertory was almost exhausted. M'-s.
Evelyn Niles Gee gave a monologue sp -
cially written for the occasion by Mr. K.
S. Gee. entitled "Shopping," which was
thoroughly appreciated ny the aud '-nee.
For an encore she gave a negro lu'.lubv.
Mrs. (Jee is an elocutionist of exceptional
ability and her work was artistic and fin
ished. Messrs. Ar'hur E. Middieton and
William L. Thornton were also in evidence
with a bass and baritone solo. Litt'o Miss
Pauline Sullivan was one of the ?? : u'vs
of the program with her slaving and danc
ing. as was also Miss Stella P.i ymond. who
sang two selections trom "W.j >dtin 1." Mr.
William A. Morsell's coon songs w re re
ceived In the same enthusiastic manner
that usually follows Ills appearance. After
a heart-to-heart talk by Chaplain C. C.
Pierce the' boys returned to their quarters,
declaring this the best entertainment y t
given at the p'?t for tl,;eir benefit.
Accused of Theft.
A charge of theft was preferred agjin f
Charles Beasley. colored, twenty-one years
old. who was locked up at the third pr -
clnct police s'ation lust night. It Is al
leged that he stole .a pair of gloves and $1.75
from Samuel Coopes.
There are l>est shoes. I make a
whole business in nothing but best
and next-best. Be wise about shoes

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