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5# *' 5'? i'? :n v? v* V? v? i' V? > ih i *? v? ?? V? V? V* v# ?f v? g v it* v? V? v# Vf 1 ^VEIWto V) 12th and F Sts. v/ January Sale of ?, s >-t ? ? S 5 1 <5 2 Si Meamis Exceptional Bargains, Almost every Carpet and Rug in our stock lias been sub stantially reduced. Our stock is too heavy for this season of the year and we propose to take the quickest means of restoring it to its normal condition, viz, a drastic price reduction. Here is one item that carries conviction: Best Wilton Rug, 9x12 ft., $27.50; Was $40. | Reg. Jan. Itc*. Jan. )tl Price. Price. Price. Price. J? . .?!?.?*) JKl ffJ' j Frf-noh Axmlnster Carpets 2.i*> *1.25 Ss IlcK. Jan. Price. I'rlco. gt Urusspls Carpet.. He*. Prii**1. Body Brussels... 1.65 v? 1 V. 1 V' Vr Vf * v $ S V. 1 ? Wilton Velv V) v? ?Ian. Pric?. 1.1 Velv. t Carpets. ripjf. Price. . 1.25 ?Ian. Price. .7!> Reg. Jan. Price. Price, ?t Carpets. .. . 1.50 .97% V.* v. 5? ?t v> * * V 3a Kcff. Price. Bltjelow Axminster Car pets 1.78 Just a !'? w patterns to close. Itec. Price. 2.lt) Jan. Prlcc. 1.10 A xminst An eciuallv great r Carpets endless variety of Jan. I All-wool Ingrain Carpets. All-wool Ingrain Carpets. .85 .57 .12 R.g. Price. Best Wilton Rug, 8 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. t; in $:i0.00 Best Wilton Rug. !ixl2 ft. 40 00 American Wilton. 0x12 ft. 25.00 Royal Wilton. 9x12 ft 32.50 French Wilton. 8 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 0 in 50.00 French Wilton, !ixl2 ft... GO.!*) Brussels Rugs. 9x12 ft... 18.00 Bigelow B'odv Brussels. 9x12 ft 32.00 Axminster Rugs. 9x12 ft. 30.00 Jaiu Price. ?5 ?* % J2.I.75 *? 27.50 ? 18.50 '5 25.00 37.50 fit 42.50 Ss 13.50 ffi ? 20.50 ? 22 50 g Rugs, in various smaller sizes, at reductions. Interesting: values in all other departments. J | xm ........ # v. Special offerings in office furniture. ' j U iS ?- ?^ "First Aid" to the Bowels 'J DOCTOR CASCARET Office = In your own Vest Pocket On call anyMinute Day or Night T Wl.'ii II. artburn. Sour Stomach, ilcaila. lie. Bafl Breath. Coated 'i'ongiu-. Oh liing of Stomach Gas, or any of these forerunners of Indiges tion appt-.ir. < >ld Dr. Cascaret wants I.. In- right on the spot in your pocket. He w i nts to check the coming trouble u stantly Ix-fore it can grow into a habit ? i Kowels to be costive. l.nlics, who extend to Dr. Cascaret the Iit ? 1 it> of their Purses or tiieir Dress Pockets, will be rewarded with a fine ?< r i"l. \ion. and healthy Happiness. Tht ? will about fifty times repay for tli" trifling space occupied, and the ten . ? its per week at lost. Pr Cascaret guarantees to cure the np?st i Ksun.it>' cast s of Constipation and wit bout discomfort or ln i onvenience. His medicine does not gripe nor purge, nor create a drug habit. Because it is not a "Bile-driver," nor i Gastric-Juice Waster, but a direct Tonic to the Bowel Muscles. It exercises naturally the muscles that Hi. walls of the Intestines and Bowels. Want of Kxereistr weakens and relaxes t jit ,? Bow.'l-MusclesT just as it weakens Arm and I.eg muscles. (tld Dr. Cascaret goes directly after these Bowel-Muscles. He wakes them up just as a cold bath would wake up a lazy person. Then he works them (through the nerves) till they get so strong from that Exercise that they don't need any more help tt* do their duty. But Dr. Cascaret wants to be right on the spot, in your Pocket or Purse, 'where" he can regulate these Bowel-Muscles all the time, in health, and out of health. Because, even the strongest Bowel Muscles may be overworked. Heavy dinners, late suppers, whis key, wine, or beer drinking, nervous ex citement. sudden exposure to cold or heat and a dozen other every day likeli hoods tire the Bowel Muscles. In such cases a little Cascaret in time is worth fifty dollars worth of Treatment later on, to say nothing of the suffering, discomfort, loss of Busi ness Knergy. and loss of Social Sunshine it saves. Old Dr. Cascaret carried constantly in your Vest Pucket, or in "My Lady's" Purse is the cheapest kind of Health Insurance. and Happiness-Promotion, that ever happened. Little thin enamel Cascaret Box, half as thick as your watch, round-cornered, smooth-edged, and shaped so you don't notice its presence. Contains six Candy tablets?Price Ten Cents a Box at any Druggist's. Be sure you get the genuine, made only by the Sterling Remedy Company, and never sold in bulk. Every tablet stamped ' CCC." ? ? ? IC?FREE TO OCR FRIENDS! We want to send to our friends a beau tiful French-designed, GOLD-PLATED BONBON BOX, hard-enameled in col ors. It is a beauty for the dressing table. Ten cents in stamps is asked as a measure of good faith and to cover cost of Cascarets, with which this dainty trinket is loaded. 714 Send today, mentioning this paper. Ad dress Sterling Remedy Company, Chi cago or New York. -'Vs WANTED. Beys with bicycles can obtain employment in our Messenger Department. Apply ta Postal Tellegraph Cable Co., CREDIT FOR ALL WASHINGTON. 1245 Penna. Ave. d(M24 I i I The Merits of Coke ?as a fuel for rooking ar?* fully appre cla'f I :?.* i? ilemoiistrateti by the Jo- v| mand f? r r at :? i 1 time* You'll chare 3 t(?* fuel b.ii to a minimum coat ? t? <i'ic-? Its u?? We'll supply you ? $? 2!\ Mu*b?*l* I.a rite Coke, delivered $2 50 '3 40 Buahela l-arv t'oke, delivered $3 70 %*. v, 60 Hua> ela I-ar-p Coke, delivered $5 30 ZZ **2 ISuaLela I'ruahed f ke. delivered. .. ^ 40 Bushels rrual.ed Coke, delivered.... $4.50 g fiO li?s! els Crushed C. k.- delivered.. $8.50 ^ SWashlngton Gaslight Co. | ^ j.i.T 1 413 10TI1 ST. N.W . ?*r.-? c-j '/! ~r.;p. [?[- ;k: ^ ^ HIP V ifc VO'CC " VICTOR TALKINQ MACH SiN ES ON EASY PAYMENTS. Largi^at atock "f machines 11 ud records la the city. ttecords at reduced prices. The VICTOR ts ao far superior to the other kind* that they neve^ fail to please the uiuet critical. Come aod hear them. Must be heard to be appreciated, JOHN F. fcLLUS a CO., 837 PENNA AVK. N.W. WhclM*le a lid KeCall VICTOR ltepr?a*otaU*M. ? i v ? Y y ? t v y Y Y x Y Y ? I I | | Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y I t Y i L?w Prlees Cut Low?Fc We liave reduced prices vigorously on a number of patterns in every line of Fur niture, as we must thin out our stock to make room for incoming spring goods. They are all excellent patterns and this season's goods, and at the reduced prices are re markably big bargains. The reduced prices do not alter our offer of credit. We will gladly arrange easy terms of payment on anv thing you buy here. Peter Orogao, % 817-819-821-823 Seventh St. v Between II and I Streets. ? : * i $ x Y Y Y * I J Y t Y t Y Y J * | Y % t Y t Y Y Y Y Y Y ? ? S Ka So n * <F=y - -? ? your | luncheons or "at ? homes." A light wsneof i most agreeable ffEavor. 75c. qt.; $8 12 qjts. |T0=JCALON S Ja26-2tW 8?S. REYNOLD'S GOUT Few persong o?d be oonflned hy Gout or lihruinatlsm. If on tbe first approach ol the paroxysm they have re<?our?e to thU reiuady; then, 11 sine].- dose Is often sufficient. E * co- 80 BwiEuui ?. i. PLEA MADE FOR PEACE Representative Bartholdt's Ad dress Before Missourians. APPEAL TO ARBITRATION "Law and Order in International Relations."' THE PREVENTION OF ANARCHY Speaker's Colleagues in Congress Among His Auditors?Program of Entertainment Follows. A strong plea for international and last ing: peace was made by Representative Richard Bartholdt of Missouri in an ad dress delivered last evening before the Mis i souri Society in Pythian Hall. The audi ence listened with close attention to the impressive appeal for arbitration and rea son instead of brute force in settling the differences between the nations. The speak er declared that the problem would be solved if the great powers could be brought to make adequate arbitration treaties and to establish a permanent international con Richard Bartholdt. gress. to be the court of last resort for the adjudication of all contentions between one country and another. The subject was "Law and Order in In ternational Relations." Many members of Congress were present. Leadership in Peace Movement. When the Interparliamentary Union met at St. Louis in 1IKH Mr. Bartholdt was elected president of that great organiza tion, and this distinction carried with it the practical leadership in this country of the forces which make for international peace. The organization in Congress of a branch of the union above referred to is due to Mr. Bartholdt's initiative, and this branch or group is now composed of nearly" two-thirds of the membership of the House of Representatives. Mr. Bar t began his address with a deseriptio what peace is today and what it sir ,,be. Even if peace were es tablished. under present conditions, he said, it was merely an armistice with no guar antee of its lasting qualities. A single in dividual, if it be the ruler of a nation, can disturb it at any moment and upOn the least provocation. While in the ordinary affairs of life even rulers were subjected to the law which provides for the adjudi cation of differences by courts, in a ques tion of peace and war the will and whim of rulers is still recognized as the sole ar bitrament in cases so vitally affecting the happiftess, treasury and the life of a people. The lecturer cited circumstances in which the people were fooled and deceived in or der to arouse the proper war spirit, and he pointed to the fact that even in a republic such tricks might be played for party ad vantage. The Objects Sought. "The object of the modern peace move ment." said Mr. Bartholdt, "is to substitute for this fallacious peace, lasting peace con ditions, by which international agreements which eouid only be broken by one nation rebelling against the will of all the others. In other words, law and order in interna tional relations should be substituted'for i what lie de.tcribed as the present state of anarchy. Before the Franco-German war the military budget of Europe amounted to about i->8.-?.000,<)00 annually. In 18!K! they were double that amount, and now their total is more than $l,-HK>,tM)0,<XK? a year. In 188!> Lord Salisbury, by means of a con fidential circular, ascertained the expenses of tlie army and navy of Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary. Italy and Spain for the years 1881 to 1888, that ts, for seven years, to be ?t>74.7ir>,802, or nearly JS.IXXI.HKI.OOO. The British premier trans mitted these figures to the German emperor, who, as report has it, was so -shocked by them as to immediately declare his inten tion to convene an international congress to consider measures of relief. But at that time France objected, and the project fell through." Measures Proposed. Mr. Bartholdt then discussed the meas ures to attain this end. He said great progress had oMate been made in bringing Che problem down from the cloudy domain of theory to the solid ground of practical statesmanship. It was necessary first to remove opposition to the plans of the peace people. Victor Hugo once said "that peace is the virtue, war the crime of civilization." If this be true, then it should -be the duty of every good man and woman to help pro mote the cause of peace in order that vir tue might be enthroned upon the ruins of crime. Yet there were many doubting I Thomases. and that constituted the great est possible impediment- to the progress ot tiie movement. There were also those who from false opinions clarify war as an ex hibition of manliness and heroism, which theory reduce 1 to its last analysis would "hold up the maddened bull in the arena as the proper idol for us to worship." "And there is," the speaker exclaimed, "more real heroism displayed every day in times of peace than there ever is in times of war. To strike a blow in wrath is sim ply an exhibition of the animal passion, but to manfully restrain that natural passion, even undi-r provocation, is the result of hu man reasoning. If civilization means any thing it means self-restraint, and the de gree in which it is practiced is the measure of our culture. Humane civilization dc < mantis that this self-restraint should be ] practiced by nations as well as by indi viduals." War as Natural Condition. Mr. Bartholdt thus addressed himself to those who believe war to be a natural con dition, a condition due to the inexorable laws of nature. War, they hold, is a ques tion of food or wealth, and therefore al ways justifiable. The logical conclusion ot this theory is tliat "might is right." "This class leaves an Important factor out of their calculation," said the speaker, "the compact, the agreement, the law or civilized society by' which the reign of brute force was made to give way to the reign of reason. We must surrender part of our natural rights In order that our neighbor may be enabled to enjoy his. On this basis society has been organist>1 every where and human law has superseded natural law to that extent?namely, to per mit all to enjoy life, liberty and the pur suit of happiness. It is certainly a humil iating confession that U* pr a?tt;v? rule of mutual slaughter, which obtained In the dim ages, s hould stfll obtain* today In Inter national re: at tons. Is It really chimerical to demand that governments adjust their relations with other governments in accord ance with the same civil laws which they enforce to regulate the conduct of their own citizens? ThL? Is all the friends of pesce demand. Nothing more and nothing .ess.' In conclusion the speaker paid his re spects to our system at education, whlcli holds up every soldier as a hero, and said that our American text books oji history were the images of European text hooks, which are a clarification of war from be ginning to end. While this style or history was excusable perhaps in monarchial coun tries, he saick it was inexcusable in a de mocracy. The schools should be used to curb and not to stimulate t,he brute in stinct. and the school room was no place for military drills. Program of Entertainment. An attractive program was rendered as follows: "Come Where the Lilies Bloom," quartet, composed of Sirs. Richard W. Bur chart, Mrs. Kate McConehie. Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagie and Mr. Charles S Hyer ;tenor soio, "Past and Future," Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagie; reading. 'The Heart of Old Hickory," and monologue. "Keeping a Seat ut the Benefit," Mrs. Kate Ellis Peed; so prano solo, "Knowest Thou That Sweet Land." Mrs. Richard W. Burchart; recita tion, Mrs. D. J. Roberts; duet. "Moonlight on the Rhine." Mrs. Richard W. Burchart and Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagie; "Lost Chord," quartet. The officers of the Missouri Society are W. C. Deane, president; G. A. Leavltt. vice president; O. W. Wyatt, second vice presi dent; H. J. Phelps, secretary, and L. P. Shidy, treasurer. FOR ANNAPOLIS GRADUATION. Secretary Bonaparte Will Personally Deliver the Diplomas. ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 27? Secre tary of the Navy Charles J. Bonaparte will address the graduates of the Naval Academy and personally deliver their di plomas to them on February 12. The cere monies of graduation will take place in the armory and the Secretary will he received with appropriate honors. The ceremonies of graduation will take place in the armory and the Secretary will be received with appropriate honors. Examinations for the members of the graduating clasq will begin on Wednesday next, January 31, and will end February 0. Examinations for the other classes will begin on February 3 and will end Febru ary 9. FREDERICKSBURG NEWS NOTES. Condition of Daniel Mullen, Injured at Stone Sheds, Encouraging. Special Correspondence of The Star. FREDERICKSBURG, Va., January 26, 190(5. Daniel Mullen, an employe of the firm of Cartright & Davis, who had his clothes caught in a polishing machine which he was working at tlie firm's stone sheds near this city, and was thrown violently to the ground, breaking three of his ribs and caus ing other injuries, is now in Mary Wash ington Hospital. His condition is said to be encouraging. Judge Wright, holding the Spotsylvania court, lias confirmed tlie sale of the Adams property on lower Main street to the Rich mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac rail road for $1,800. Rev. Charles E. Saunders lias resigned the pastorship of Zoar Baptist Church in Orange county, dnd has accep id a call to Antiocli, New Hope and Mine Run churches. A gun club has been organized by the young men of this city, with Dr. K. N. Goolrick as president. Chatham farm will be used as the shooting grounds. The board of directors of the R. V. A. and M. Fair Society has announced that the annual fair will be. held September 23, 20 and 27 next. Mr. Joseph II. Davis, senior member of the firm of Cartright & Davis of this city, and Miss Pauline Ward, daughter of Mr. Charles Ward of Perryville, Md., were mar ried last Wednesday at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, after a tour of the northern cities, will reside in this city. Rev. G. W. Remagen, pastor of the Chris tian Church, this city, has resigned to ac cept the pastorship of Westville Christian Church, in Mathews county. Accompanied by his family, he left here last Thursday for his new field of labor. Mr. J. R. Fritter sustained a slight frac ture of the skull last Thursday at "Crows' Nest" farm in Stafford county, caused by a smokestack, which he was erecting at a sawmill, falling upon him. School Inspector Russell, who recently moved to this city from Farmville, made Ills first official Inspection tu the schools of this city last Thursday. It is thought that he will suggest a number of improvements to the school board at the next meeting. The fishing shores in this section are be ing prepared for the coming season. It is stated that the prospects are bright foV securing an abundance of fish. NEW FRENCH PRESIDENT. Nation Said to Show Much Wisdom in Selecting Him. I Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, January 27.?The wisdom and common s.-nse that underlies the French character was manifest in the election of M. Faillieres as the successor to M. Lou bet The office of president in France, re stricted In power as it is by the legislature and by the parliamentary form of execu tive government, requin s above all in the man who holds it tact, moderation and a knowledge of practical affairs. Those qual ities have been shown by M. Falileres in the many ministerial posts he had held, always those involving tlie administration of in ternal affairs of his country and in the long time he held the office of president of the senate. Politics played no part in the ejec tion. It would be difficult lo point out that there are even shades of difference between the republicanism of M. Fallieres and that of M. Doumer. It was merely a choice ot person between two equally stanch repub licans, and. as has occurred usually, the somewhat safer man has been preferred to the more brilliant. M. Fallieres has been the advocate of friendly relations between France and Great Britain, and undoubtedly will do all in his power to strengthen the entente cordiale. Russian Countess a Milliner. Special Cablegram to The Star. GENEVA, January 27.?A cafe proprietor here advertised for a waitress recently, and among the replies he found a pathetic ap peal from a Russian countess for work. She said that her husband had been killed at Riga, and that as a result of the Russian troubles even their house had been destroy ed by lire. She succeeded in making her escape with her child, and having spent the little money she had, they were near star vation. The cafe proprietor, after satisfy ing himself as to the truth of the youn# widow's story, obtained for her a post in % milliner shop here. England and Germany. Special Cablegram to The Star. HAMBURG, January 27.---Herr A. Dunck er. the well-known author, has just pub lished a pamphlet dealing with the relations 1 between Great Britain and Germany. He I says that as things stand, England Is ani mated witli hostile feelings toward Ger many because she believes that her exist ence is threatened, though she is in part ; mistaken. In any case, Herr Duncker be , lleves that the best way of averting a I war between the two countries is unyleld ! ing firmness and armed readiness on the I German side. . Missionary in Turkey Dead. BOSTON, January 27.?The American hoard of commissioners Jpr foreign mis sions received a cablegram today announc ing the death of Mrs. Edward F. Carey, a missionary at Harpooi in eastern Turkey. Mrs. Carey went to that point as a mis sionary in 1B01 with her husband. She was bern in Princeton, 111., in 1875. If you lose anything advertise it in The Star. It wilt be returned to you if an hon est person finds It. Remarkable recoveries are brought about every day through the lost and found columns of Tb? Star. 'i'&Mkai' . <?? . I.... JlE^Kfcs,. JfeALSS TROOPER KELLY TRIED ABBESTED FOB INSULTING MISS JORDAN OF BALLSTON. Court-Martial Proceedings at Fort Myer?Better Order to Be Maintained. A court-martial met at Fort Myer yes terday to try Private J. J. Kelly of Troop F, 13th United States Cavalry, on four charges, growing out of the alleged Insult to and hold-up of the daughters of Mr. K. L. Jordan of Ballston. Va.. by soldier.1! from the .fort on the evening of January 1!'. Sev eral soldiers were arrested as a result of an investigation by the commanding offi cer of the post. The investigation was In stituted by direction of President Roose velt. Only one man?Kelly?was held for trial. Miss Jordan, accompanied by her father and the young man who was with her when, ? it is alleged, she was insulted by the sol diers, visited the fort and the arrested men were taken before them. The only one identified was Kelly. He was held for court martial, the others being released from ar rest. Kelly was tried on four charges, but, it is said, he was found guilty of but two of them. These embraced conduct unbe coming a soldier and to the prejudice of good order and military discipline by ob , structlng the free passage of Miss Jordan anil her sister and using profane and In sulting language In the presence of ladies and to them. Statement by an Officer. An officer at the fort stated last night to a Star reporter that the offense was much less serious than was at first supposed, and that Kelly had been shown to be the prin cipal aggressor. In resenting the action of the young man who was with the ladies in requesting them to move away from the soldiers, Kelly, it is alleged, indulged In the offensive language. The findings in the case have been for warded to the reviewing officer. Miss Jor dan and the young man appeared at the ?trial yesterday as witness against Kelly. The army officers at Fort Myer and the big majority of the soldiers there say they deplore the unpleasant Incident. It is un derstood that the proper authority will he sought to guard the Aqueduct bridge and reservation in the future against unpleas ant happenings. This guard, it is said, will be maintained by the military authorities. Disciplne to Be Enforced. The lines of discipline will be drawn tighter on prlsoiTers in the guard house, and 1 they will not be allowed cigarettes and other luxuries which It is said have been heretofore passed surreptitiously in to them by comrades. In other words, an officer said, the guard house will be made a place more to be feared In the future. The of ficers of Fort Myer will also require good reasons from all soldiers who want "check passes" to leave the post, and they will I be careful regarding whom such passes are j issued. A cheek pass premits a man to be absent from the reservation when the non commissioned officer goes through the quar ters after "taps" have sounded and checks on his books all men who are not in their bunks. It is also said that Maj. Sylvester, super intendent of police, will cause an additional police patrol box to be placed at the Vir ginia end of the Aqueduct bridge, as the District police authority extends to high water mark" on the Virginia shore of the Potomac. A detail of bicycle policemen will, it was added, be provided to patrol the bridge. The bicycle men will be re quired to "pull in" alternately on the half hour from the boxes at each end of the bridge. Every step is to be taken by the police, it is announced, to prevent a repetition of the Jordan affair, and the laws relating to unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct will be rigidly enforced. . NEW YORK'S STATE CAPITOL. Assembly Staircase Declared Unsafe? Investigation of Building Suggested. ALBANY, N. Y., January 27.?The as sembly staircase in New York's $;W.OOO,<MX> capltol, which has been under suspicion for several months, was ordered closed to day on the ground that it is unsafe for use. It is believed by those familiar with the conditions that the situation is exceed ingly serious and that the best part of the building will be out of use for two or three years while repairs are being made. The engineers have informed the state architect that the integrity of the capitol building as a whole should be investigated, including tests of the foundations. POLICEMAN KILLED HIMSELF. Ante-Mortem Statement?He Had Been Hounded to Death. ST. LOUIS. January 27.?Policeman John A. Scollard, who shot himself yesterday rather than go before the police board-and answer charges of immorality, died last night. Before his death he dictated a statement in which he declared he had been hounded t > death by false reports concerning him. VIRGINIA NOMINATIONS. Resolution to Be Offered Asking Senators Pertinent Question. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va., Junuary JJ7.?The sen ate today in executive session took up the rccess nominations of the governor, two of a large batch failing to receive confirma tion. The two to be "passed by" were Eu gene H. Clowes of this city for member of the board of visitors to the Eastern State Hospital, and R. Hunter Beaseley of South Boston, for trustee of the sate normal school. Mr. Beaseley is editor of a small country weekly paper. The other nomina tions were confirmed, among them being a gentleman who Is said to have voted the republican ticket at several national elec tions. Senator Camm Patteson today gave out an interview In which he said he would on Monday offer a resolution calling on Sen ators Daniel and Martin to answer why they had not obeyed the expressed will of the senate of Virginia and introduced and supported an amendment to the federal Constitution looking to the election of United States senators by the people. He also said that had such a provision ob tained three men who have disgraced that bedy would not have been permitted to en ter had the people had the right to say. Senator Patteson will also introduce a reso lution again demanding that the two sen ators named shall Introduce and favor such an amendment. Pinehurst Season. Special Dl.spatch to The Star. PINEHURST, N. C? January 27.?The week has seemed quiet in contrast with the g;iyety and interest Incidental to the big golf tournaments of the preceding one, but delightful weather, sports and pleas ures out-of-doors and numerous informal dances, bridge parties and the like have been much enjoyed. Riding is very popular, with picnic parties rcuch in vogue, and the gymkhana frolics, so much enjoyed by all last year, are al ready being planned. The quail hunters are enjoying excellent sport; the trap shooters are busy, and Interest in pistol shooting is opening up welf. Golf and tennis claim at tei.tion from many and a series of Informal events are being arranged in addition to til ? stated tournament program. The week has added many new faces to the company already assembled here, the hotels are filling rapidly and the midseason atmosphere is apparent. Among the week's arrivals is Mrs. S. M. Keanlaster of Washington, who will spend the winter at the Berkshire. New American College in Peking. j Speelal Cablegram to The Star. PEKING. January 27.?A new medical college, founded by a union of four Prot estant missions and established with the Imperial approval, will be opened here ou February 1. It will be knows M the Lock hart Medical CoU?c*. Clearance Sale of Suits and Overcoats. We have sawed an even quarter off the price of every WINTER OVER COAT and all! small Sots of SACK'SUITS, both single andxlaub'e breasted, which gives you the chance to secure cur make off cloth ing at less than others ask for inferior grades. Sio.oo Su $12.00 Su $ 15.0c* Su $20.00 Su $25.00 S11 $30.00 Su $35.00 Su ts and Overcoats now ts aiul Overcoats now ts and Overcoats now ts and ()vercoats now ts and Overcoats now ts and Overcoats now ts and Overcoats now . . . SO . . $<>.00 . .Si 1.25 . .$15.00 . .$lH.75 . .$22.50 . .$20.25 and Long-cut proper fabrics The Overcoats are in Cv rsacks and Paddock style, in ali i n j colors. The Suits, in Fancy Worsteds and Btue and Black Serges, Cheviots and The bets, as perfect fit ting, as stylish and as well tailored as the best cus tom garments. Chery & Moran Co., The Men's Store, 811 Pa. Ave. WORK HIGHLY PRAISED CHAS. BERTONCINI EULOGIZES OPERATIONS ON THE ISTHMUS. Mr. Charles Bertoncinl of Panama is in Washington. having come here from the isllimus at the request of the board of con sulting engineers of the canal commission. Mr. Bertoncinl has been In Panama since 1881, being called thTe from Central Amer ica by those in charge of the French com pany that undertook the work and quit. He .spent two years walking over Central America, or a part of it. and then went to the isthmus. He did the isthmus on foot, too, and from that intimate acquaintance with that country came his Invitation from the board of consulting engineers. "The United States," he said last night hen seen by a Stat reporter, "is going about the building of this big ditch in a practical way. People up here may thir.k the progiess slow, but they have no con ception of the many obstacles to be over come. Men who have been away from the isthmus for any length of time would scarcely know it now. 1'nder the energetic and intelligent direction o-f Col. Gorgas. in charge of the sanitary department, the con dition of the isthmus, so far as health is concerned, has improved almost immeasur ably. There is no justification for the evi dent distrust of the people of the states is to .the danger of going to the Isthmus to live. t "A man has to be temperate down there, not only in drinking, but in eating. If lie does that?if he shows ordinary common sense in the treatment of his physical self? lie wiTl live as long there as he will any where else. The houses prepared for the workmen are good; they are dry and clean, at least those built by the United States. Some of those left there by the French c:>m pauy are not what they should be, but even these have been put in fairly good con dition. "The question of a lock or sea level canal is only one of time and money. Both are feasible. The sea level canal will take about ten years longer to construct and will cost at least a hundred millions mor.\ Most of the workmen down there are West India negroes, and they are living in their own climate and should naturally have no diffi culty in living there. It is the compara tively few from northern climates that tind trouble and sickness. They think they c m do the things they have lieen in the habit of doing at home and before they tind out i they cannot they are bedridden. There is no need for any one to be afraid, of the i climate if he is careful, and there is plenty of work to be done down there and JJjere is good pay ready for the man who is not afraid to work." Mr. Bertoncinl hopes to be relieved from duty here and to return <o the isthmus within the next few days. He wants to get back to the isthmus, for he fairly revels in the life there. These cold days up lionh, as he calls Washington, go clear through him. He Is now ti.e chief of the map-m ik ing department of the United States in Panama. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK. January "7? Steamer iFri land, from Antwerp and Dover, in commu nication with Marconi station at Sable Island, 120 miles south at 1 p.m. today. Steamer Kordam, Rotterdam ana Bou logne, in communication with Marconi sta tion, Sable Island, 7<? miles east of Sandy Hook at 3 p.m. Arrived: Steamer New York, Southanip- j ton and Cherbourg. Sailed: Steamers Uinbrla Liverpool; Zee land, Antwerp via Dover; Prinzess Irene, Naples and Genoa; Sicilian, Genoa and Naples; Caledonia. Glasgow. HALIFAX, N. S.. January 27.?Arrived: Steamer Parisian, Liverpool and Moville 'MARSEILLE, January 18.?Arrived: Cala bria, New York via Naples. LIVERPOOL, January 27.?Arrived: Lu cania, New York via Queenstown. Sailed: Carmania, New York via Queenstown. GENOA. January 27.?Arrived: Canoplc, Boston via Ponta del Gada for Naples, etc. MOVILLE. January 27.*-Arrived: Fuerne sia, New York for Glasgow. Sailed: Co lombia, New York. ANEWERP, January 27.?Sailed: Vader land, New York via Dover. HAVRE, January 27.?Sailed: La <Ia^ cogne. New York. HAMBURG, January 26.?Arrived: Penn sylvania, New York via Dover. CHERBOURG, January 27.?St. Ixiuis, New York. Norfolk Damage Suit Compromised. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., January 27.?The $l?MXN) damage suit of Ralph P. Gage, a former Norfolk attorney, now living In Denver, Col., against Thomas H. Robbins, a builder, of Washington, D. C.f was settled here to day by a compromise, the Washington de fendant, who was in court, not objecting ?o a Judgment for and agreeing to pay one-half the costs of the case. The suit was brought here some months ago. Mr. Robblgs was a former client of Attorney Gage, and It was alleged by Gage that Rob bins charged him with using sharp practice on him. The action was one for alleged slander. The case was not set today lor trial on Its merits, the question being" to settle how much of Robbins' money Gage had tied up in Norfolk on attachment pro ceedings, Gage claiming and Robbins only $.'500. Mrs. Brandeth of Washington, who claimed a portion of the attached money, was here to testify, but prior to the calling of the case the attorneys got to gether. It being evident from the present health of Attorney Gage that he would not again be able to return to Norfolk, his counsel agreed to a compromise and the matter was settled. Judge S. Herbert Giesy of Washington and W. W. Starke of Norfolk appeared for Robbins. Judge Giesy, Mr. Robbins and Mrs. Brandeth re turned tq Washington tonight. Virginia State Printer Re-elected. RICHMOND, Va., January 27.?Davis Bottom, the democrat caucus nominee, wa"S today re-elected state printer by joint reso lution mi the two ho a? of Um aaMioMjr. HOTELS. RESTAURANTS & CAFES. WHERE TO DINE. < M.i.Al.ll \.VS. Till ASH ?! STS NW LA ! dips' nud g.>iitleni*?ir? <\?iV. Business m?M?> laocij i 111 to J; d'hote dinner 4 t? 7:'WJ. Fln-st md<) l**<t s?rv??d Sf?a fo-nU in the city. no4 9U-* I The St. James KuroiM-an. Rooms. $1 to &l. i High-class Ht-stauraiit a J KraaonaMe Prix's, uiy l.'i if,4 ROBERT M. SUTTON ILL. Reported in a Critical Condition at His Home in Baltimore. Siift'ill l.Msptarh to Tbr Star. BA1.T1 MORK. Mil . .1 <nuat v -7 Rob. -t M. Sutton, president nf tie K M Sutton Company, wholesale dry goods, is in a criti cal condition at his home. HUrj MeCulloh street, and is not expected to survive the night He has been suffering for'kite past two weeks from hear: trouble. Mr. Sutton was born in Westmoreland county; Vs.. on October 1N31. When fourtc? n years old he went to Washington. P. (' . and found employment with the titni of T. W. and <1. J. Johnson, becoming a junior partner in the flnn yen years later. Mr. Sutton remained in Washington until the close of tKe civil war. when lie came t'? Baltimore and entered" the jobbing lirm of Weed on. Johnston iV Co. which < ontinued until 1S70, when Mr. Wo don retin d and the firm of Johnston, Sutton At <"o. was formed. This lirm took a commanding po sition in the wholes.lie trade of this city. In ISMS Mr. Johnston died and tie firm of It. M. Sutum & Co. w.is formed. When the firm was burned out in the fir. of 1!HM Mr. Sutton purchased tin' great I.. 1- Jaikson building and the lirm was Incorporated un der tin- name of the R. M. Sutton Co. Mr Sutton was married in Washington in 1SK! to Miss Virginia Iiegges ,,f that city. He is- a member of Hiram Lodge of Masons of Washington, and also a member of the Odd Fellows. JOCKEY O'NEILL THROWN. Is is Feared That His Skull Was Fr&o tured. Special Dlsptacli to The Star. NEW ORLEANS) I .a. January 27.? Jockey Frankie O'Neill, who Is said to get the largest salary of any jockey on the American turf, may !?? permanently retired as the result of an accident in the second racc at the Fair Grounds today. O'Neill had the mount on Blackmate in the race and was on his way to the post at the time. His horse shied at an automobile and then started to bolt. O'Neill w.ts not looking for this and was thrown completely over the horse's head, lighting on the ground ten feet away. His knee caught in the saddle as he was thrown and the knee cap was b;:dly injured. The fall rendered him unconscious for over an hour and it is feared thai bis skull was fractured. He was t ik<n to the hos pital in the ambulance and up to the pr"s ent lime the doctors have not been able to determine the extent of his injuries. ADVERTISING PAYS Even When College Dormitory Scandal is the Medium. Sperihl IMspal'-h to The Star PITTSBI'RG. Pa., Januar} \dv r is ing. even on a scandalous chiracter. ap p?ars to be beneficial to colleges, especially it they be co-educational Institutions. This was illustrated today when simultaneously with the binding over for court of four male students, who are charged witli paying mid night visits to tin girls' dormitory of Bei ver College, came the announcement from President Arthur Staples that twenty young women had applied for admission to the college, which is one of the staid old In stitutions of western Pennsylvania, and has hitherto born an irreproachable character The boys bound over for court are Will iam Reed, Joseph and Paul West and Jesse Hineman, all sons of prominent families. Attorney J. F. Reed, father of one of the boys, appeared for Ills son, but so great is the sympathy of the townfolk for the young Romeos that It was with great diffi culty an attorney could be secured to take the case of the college. Miss Lena Goshorn, one of the dormitory girls, when cross-examined on the stand, was asked: "Are the college girls afraid of lK>ys?" "Yes, they an'," she replied, "especially when they wear masks " The boys caught by President Staples try ing to escape from the dormitory wore handkerchiefs bound around their faces. Capt. Aultman Left Cuba. HAVANA, January 27.?Captain uwigiic E Aultman, United States Artillery, who. sinee the evacuation of the American trcops, has been instructor of the Cuban f.rmy, left today for San Francisco. 1 lit government has not been informed whether an instructor will be detailed to take ;.is place. . ? Verdict of Death by Asphyxiation. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., January 'J7.?A verdict of death from "asphyxiation by il luminating gas" was returned today by the coroner's jury In the case of W. A. se well and Leo S. Livingston of Baltimore who were found dead in their room yest r day with gas flowing from a stove. Ab Sewell was out ol work and clothing Vas stuffed under the door the suicide tile cry seemed to be the only tenable one. At the irujuest today it was in evidence that on at least one other occasion the cloth ing was stuffed under the door to prevent orafts blowing on .Livingstone, who was 111. Coroner Jennon stated that a gas Jet was found burning in the room by one of his deputies, and that it would seem to refute the theory of suicide. It was strange, ne said, that an explosion did not result. Al together the evidence was not conclusive, and the jury did not Incorporate suicide in Its verdict. Yerkes' Will Admitted to Probate. CHICAGO, January :!7.?The will of the late Charles T. Terkes, who died some weeks ago at the Waldorf Astoria in New Yrrk. was admitted to probate here today. The provisions of the will, which disposes of an estate estimated at $15,0<j0.0'?0, were published from New York shortly after the death of Mr. Terkes.