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fi ? 8th St. & Pa. Ave. > "THE BUSY CORNER. UPIM tine new spring weaves are ready now. These goods most women know are not surpassed in appearance or wearing qualities by any. The name stands for best. The new line embraces a wide range of weaves that will tend to further popu larize the already notable vogue for black. The weaves included in this early display are: VoiEes, Shadow checks, Chevron Serges, Silk voile, Novelty crepe, Wool crepe and Henrietta. T Prices range 75c. a yard to 12.00, and at the prices are exceptional values when comparison with any other make is made. Two new specialls in colors. 45=in. chiffon taffeta mohair at $1.25 yd. -- N-w thU ,-t.i-on and a wive that combines the durability of mohair with thf soft finish of a taffeta weave. Choice of + light or da 1; g ay. h ya rd Entirely n^w and offered at. $1.25 Checked suitings, 49c. yd. :: Checks are going- to play a big part in spring fashions. The new ones that have Just arrived have white ground with an almost Invisible check of black, gray, blue, green and several mixed color effects. Some stripes are also in cluded. A fabric that will look best with white or siik lingerie waists ?and it will al90 make up Into very stylish Eton suits. 36 inches wide. A great value at 49c. a yard. a yard, for ' * First Kloor?Dress Goods Arc Jde?S. Kann, Sons & Co. special clleariog=sale bargains also to be 4s - in. M.I.-wool, CREAM Qfl-, SERGE, worth $1.00 yard. at.. 52-in. WHITE SERGE, worth ? $1.39 a yard, for w 41-in. WHITE VOILE, worth 2g 1.25 45-in. CREAM WHITE SICIL IAN MOHAIR, worth $1.25 a rfJSf. yard, for 44?in. BLACK VOILE-lmported?and a very fine grade. Special, i yard 45-In. SILKY LUSTER BLACK MO HAIR?made in England?and of Bradford dye and finish. "Worth 89c. a yard, for U'J'V. 36-in. ALL-WOOL CREAM BA TISTE. Special, a yard Jyv. First to show what's new Ira prams File designers have certainly exhibited great skill and taste in making plans for the new spring suits. There is an entirely new Eton effect with bolero, trimmed in an effective manner with silk braid; fancy vesting with a touch of gold gives a bright color; small velvet but tons are also used as trimming on both jacket and skirt. The skirt is in a new pleated effect, stitched half way. This suit only A particularly pretty reefer style is in black, with mili tary silk braid trimming. The The new "Pony' Suits are a ] trifle longer th;in the eton and ripple slightly in back; silk braid forms a very pretty effect in front and back; sleeves are elbow style. The skirt has a series of box pleats down the front with side pleats, and Is stitched about half way. There are shown in the new gray checked effects. Only Second floor?S. Kann. Sons & Co. $34o7< coat has lapels and a plain tailor ed sleeve. The skirt is a circular model, finished around bottom with two wide folds. It is priced at T T t 3! T for men amid women are now entered in the clearing sales at once=ffor= reductions?the lowest we've named in ffirst=class goods in prevailing style. T Nothing in this store is more staple than the stock represented in the list following) , \Ve'd rather count less stock next Wednesday, anil these prices are made solely for stock reduction purposes. First Floor?S. Kann, Sons & Co. < 'MEN'S LETTER CASES, genuine seal or genuine walrus, calf and seal lined Assorted styles; worth $2.98 ? n to $3.98. Special 3 U .7^ CARD CASES, large assortment for both women and men; all different leathers. Were $2.98 $198 Were $1.98 now $1.25 Were $1.49 now 98c. Were 98c C9c. Were 75c. and 89c now 49c. MEN'S DRESSING ROLLS, genuine walrus leather, with ebony fittings, pigskin lined. Regular value, ?-j ao ?4.98. Special W-TO LADIES' VANITY BOOKS, of walrus pressed leather; all colors; ir.side pock etbook frame; fitted with mirror and powder book. Strap on back. gEf Regular price, 98c. Sale price. LADIES' VANITY BOOKS. OF GEN uine morocco leather; all colors; inside pocketbook frame; strap back or strap handle. Regular price, 98c. J. Special wa*?r. LADIES' IARGE - SIZE AVENUE BAGS, all colors; inside frame. Regular price. 9sc. Sj>eclal " JAPANESE VANITY BOOKS. str*p back and dragon clasp; im ported. $2.50 value. Sale j I .A DIES' CARRIAGE BAGS, made of st-al grain leather, in black, brown and tan; fitted with card case and purse. Leather-covered frame; gun-metal or gilt clasps. Regular price, ? fl /r>(tT) $1.49. Sale price LADIES' VANITY BOOKS, strap back: fitted with mirror and powder puff; in brown only. Regular price, ffi II (ft)ft) $i.i;i Special iPH.'Uru' GENUINE MOROCCO VANITY BAG. large size, utrap back or handle; all colors; has inside frame of gun metal or gilt K.'gular price, $1.98. ^ | LADIES' VANITY BOOKS, of genuine walrus and genuine morocco leather, calf and silk lined, with strap on back or strap handle. Regular ?T) it g $2.98 and $.?..i?8 values. Choice IMPORTED VANITY BOOKS of suede leather, in all colors and lizard skin. Some fitted with mirror and powder puff. Regular prices, $2.98 to 2|j> $3.49. Choice. LADIES' CARRIAGE AND VANITY BAGS of genuine seal, walrus and liz ard skin and Japanese leathers. Reg ular prices, $4.98 to $5.98. Choice LADIES' POCKET BOOKS of genuine morocco leather; all colore; nickel frame. Suede pocket, leather gussets. Regular 49c. and 69c. values. '5(0)/-. Choice oSyi/. MEN'S BILL ROLLS of genuine walrus and seal calf; seal-lined; some have memorandum book, others have extra tuck pocket; secret pocket in back. Regular price, $1.98. ^ | MEN'S LEATHER CASES; genuine seal or walrus; calf and seal lined. Regular price, $1.98. ^ | Belts. TOADIES' LEATHER AND SILK BELTS, all colors. Regular price, 49c. Sale price LADIES' SILK BELTS, with gold-plated buckle and toaek ornament; all colors Regular price, $1.25. Spe cial ... LADIES' GOLD BELTS, assorted styles. Regular price, $2.98. Sale jj g" PERFECT - FITTING DRESDEN BELTS. Regular price, $1.49. Special 33c. 49c. 98c. Underselling in 11S n I n The very kinds, too, that you want for immediate use. 36-inch SHADOW SILKS, in all colors and fast black. Usual ly 12J2C. a jard. I Jnderpriced at 94ic, 36-inch SOFT FINISH MER CER1 /.Fl> S A T F. E X, fast black. A usual 35c. grade. Under priced at. a yard. .. First Floor?S. Kann. Sons & Co. Wool sweaters and blouses. Specially reduced prices on these. If the promised cold weather sets in a garment like this will be very necessary. C H I L L) REX' SI, BLOUSES, in red and blue. rOD'yC. Reduced from $1.00 to J C 11 I L D R E X ' BLOUSES In red. white and yot,. navy. Reduced from $1.50 to J CHII, D R E X ' SI AND MISSES' BLOUSES. with roll collar; in white, red and navy. Reduced from $2.00 to MISSES & CHIL-1 DREN'S SWEATERS two-color effects. Re duced from $1.75 to MISSES & CHIL-1 DREN'S SWEATERS; two-color effects; all sizes. Reduced from $2.2ft to M1SSES'NOR FOLIO :j$L25 JACKETS: two-Mkir ef fects; with belt. Re duced from $2.00 to $1.50 $1.50 20 weaves of > silks E have never had so many high-grade silks in any sale at the one uniform price before. There is every weave you could possibly want for any purpose. Silks for dresses?silks for evening gowns?silks for linings. The range of colors is most varied, including plain colors and combinations. Most women are beginning now to plan spring costumes. You should have one of silk. If you select the siik from this sale NOW?and put the material in the hands of your dressmaker?you will then be able to have the new dress to put on when you have need of^ooking your best. Final mark-=down on that you'll have 2 months' use for. Syits: from .$14.75 Lot One?Reduced $25.00 and $^0.00 to ? Lot Two?Reduced from $36.00 to... Lot Three?Reduced from ?jg $40.00 and $45 00 to Lot Four?Reduced from $50.00 and $00.00 to. .75 .$34,75 Costumes: Of silk and laoe. for calling or recep tions; very handsome; no two alike. Reduced from to. k*o alike. Reduced ? $50.00 and $00.00 Coats: Lot One?Reduced from $12.00 and $15.00 to Lot Two?Reduced from $16.50 and $20.00 to Lot Three?Reduced from $22.50 and $25.00 to Evening Coats: Only four in lot; beautiful garments very slightly soiled. All at less than half price. .75 .00 .75 Two at $45. Two at liner and tea Certainly a big incentive for the woman who likes fine china for the table. Every dinner or tea set which is incomplete because one or two pieces have become broken?is included in the half-price sale. Of most there arc but one or two. Blame yourself If the very set you would rather have is taken before your arrival. There is reason for early selection; $18.00 TEA SETS $9.00 $9.00 TEA SETS $4.50 $8.00 TEA SET $4.00 $7.00 TEA SET $3.50 $10.00 DIXXER SET.... $5.00 $12.00 DIXXER SET.... $6.00 Third Floor?S. Kann, Sons & Co. $16.00 DIXXER SET.... $8.00 $35.00 DIXXER SET... .$17.50 $27.50 DINNER SET....$13.75 $22.00 DIXXER SET....$11.00 $34.00 DIXXER SET....$17.00 $13.00 DINXER SET.... $6.50 i ii n 1; 1111 i 11: h i-i i- 1 i-m-h-h-b-h : 1 in h 1 n t hih u 11 m i m mnmniinii "Strictly rrtiabl* tjoaUtlM." iSty^Rea&i Store closes at 5:.-0 p.m. daily. Rodtneed. ? We offer a flat reduction of .13 1-3 per cent off every Fur In the house. That means about ?half of what these qualities are usually priced elsewhere, for our regular prices on Furs are notably low. You'll have lots of wear out of them this win ter. and they're qualities that'll last for years and years. Better .J. buy now. for next fall and win tcr you'll have to pay regular a prices for identically the same .?? Furs we now offer at one-third off. All Fur Neck at One-Third Pieces $5.00 $7-50 $10.00 $13-50 $15-50 $18.50 $22.50 $25.00 $30.00 $3500 $40.00 $58.50 $68.50 Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Neck Pieces... $3.34 Pieces... $5.00 Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. $6.67 $9.00 . .$10.38 . .$12.38 . .$15.00 . .$16.68 . .$20.00 ? -$23-34 . .$26.66 ..$39.00 . .$45-67 ? ? y V * X * I at For Muffs Qoe=Tlh5rd $6.50 Muffs $4.38 $10.00 Muffs... $6.67 $13.50 Muffs $9.00 $14.50 Muffs $9.67 $15.00 Muffs $10.00 $16.50 Muffs $10.50 $18.00 Muffs $12.00 $20.00 Muffs $x3-33 $30.00 Muffs $20.00 Coats Off. at 331/3% Velvet Coats t at 33VM Off. r | at 33%% Off. T" * ! X I WM. H. McKNEW CO., Agtnts for Centemeri Gloves and Dr. Jaeger and Ramie Fibre Underwear, It ? CHAS. R. EDMONSTON. g? I f ? 5'? s c s \'X y\; '-k RICH CUT OLA; 51 s 1 3fe Sc 5 I 8 1 *1 ?a 1 i -and Entertaining. K should be pleased t0 have 3'ou inspect our Incomparable collec tion of the best Amer ican cut glass, com prising many rich pieces suitable for wedding gifts as well as for the host ess who does much entertaining. Rich Cut Glass Bowls, $3.50 to $50. Elegant Cut Glass Vases, $3.75 to $20. Cut Glass Water Bottles, $3-75 up Beautiful Cut Glass Celery Trays, $3.75 up. And a large variety of rich designs in cut glass decanters, wine and cor dial glasses, punch bowls, sherbet cups, etc. |Chas. R. Edimonstom,! China, Glass and Ilousefurnishings. 1120S Pa. Avemine. i* ** si 1 s OVER 60 YEABS ESTABLISHED. * ?TIEFF PIANOS IN ALL STYLES. THE RECOGNIZED STANDARD OK MOD ERN PIANO MANUFACTURE 8ECOND-UAND PIANOS AT ALL PRICES, Including our own make, but slightly ased. .. Square Pianos, ail makes, $50 upward. 3!. Tuning and Repairing by Factory Expert!. Clhas. M. Stieffff, Factory Warerooma, S2l I Ith Street N.W. J. c. de!8-tf,28 CONLIFF, Manager. K~M i | V y y i i i | y Upon* Every Bottle and wrapper of the genuine Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey is printed the above design. It Is both trade mark and guarantee?a war rant that the medicine contained in the bot tle will cure cough*, colds and all lung, throat and chest troubles more quickly and effectually than any other remedy. y y I ?? 'S PINE=TAR= HONEY is sold by ail druggists, 25c.. OOe. and $ fl.00 i>er bottle. Manufactured by The E. E. Sutherland Medicine Co., PADITCAH, KENTUCKY, .Jfl2 f,mAw 39t 70^ ^ ^ One Provision of Worrell's Street Extension Bill. WOULD OBTAIN UNIFORMITY Heterogeneous Results of the Present Laws. the effect of special acts Different Methods for Assessing Bene fits and Damages for Improvements ?Practice in Other Cities. Representative Morrell of Pennsylvania, a member of th<* District of Columbia com mittee, spoke at some length in the House of Representatives today in advocacy of his bill to change the present system of street extensions and land condemnations In the District of Columbia. Mr. Morrell has for some time been conducting an exhaustive inquiry into the whole subject and his re marks showed evidence of much thought and study. He was heard with attention by many members of the House. The subject of Mr. Morrell's speech is particularly time ly. in view of the heated discussion in the House last District day. three weeks ago, of the street extension proposition. The Morrell Bill. The Morrell measure modifies and re enacts the highway act of 1893 and pro vides that the United States shall pay one-third of all damages and property taken for streets exceeding sixty feet in width, and shall be made a party to and be represented by its attorney for this district in all condemnation proceed s: Edward Morreli. ings relating to such streets. It also pro vides for allowing the District to issue bonds not exceeding $2.(XJ0,0<X) annually and not exceeding $30,000,000 in all, in order to provide a fund for the payment of the dam ages awarded against it in such condemna tion proceedings. It secures to any party aggrieved by the final order of the Supreme Court of the District in any such proceed ings the right of appeal to the Court of Appeals of the District. As to minor streets and alleys and county roads not exceeding sixty feet in width, it adopts the provisions of the District code, as amended by the act of March 3, 11*01, which do not require the United Stales to pay anything, the matter being considered purely local. Mr. Morrell believes that under the plan he has proposed the burden of expense in cident to the development of the.capital city may be made to fall with reasonable im partiality upon the parties upon whom it justly and equitably should rest and that his plan would save a good deal of money to the United States by convincing the peo ple of Washington they will be treated fairly and thereby inducing them to act justly toward the government of the Unit ed States. If an attempt is made to compel them, at their sole expense, to execute the magnificent plans of improvement prepared by the officers of the I'nited States for the aggrandizement of the national capital, Mr. Morrfil thinks, they will simply recoup by awarding exorbitant damages against the United States for all lands taken for its use, and that they will also continue to at tempt to obtain special legslation through Congress, as they have been doing since 1888. Mr. Morrell's object is to put an end to abuses now existing and to control street openings and extensions here if Jr in a sys tematic way under fair and impartial gen eral laws. Weakness of the Present Law. ?"As a member of the District committee," said Mr. Morrell, "1 have for a long time been impressed with the fact that the pres ent system of street extension in the Dis trict of Columbia is unequal and incon gruous. Long before the discussion in the House, January 8, 1900. over the Kalorama avenue bill. I had begun an investigation, not only of the system of the District, but of the other systems of other citiCs of the United States. The motive which led me to do this was that I might present a bill for a general law which would remeay these incongruities and inequalities. "I now desire, to present as comprehen sively as possible the weaknesses of the present system and to outline the principles upon which a general bili should be drawn. The Washington system of street extension rests upon four distinct bodies of law. These are: The general highway act of 1893, a series of special street extension acts, the code of the District of Columbia and provision of general appropriation bills." Mr. Morrell- then reviewed the familiar provisions of the general highway act of 1903, under which street extensions are now made, and which provides for the as sessment of one-half the ensuing damages against the benefited land and one-half against the District. In General Terms a Good Law. "In general terms." said Mr. Morrell, "this law may be raid to be a good law. and had it been rigidly udherred to by Con gress its effects would have been beneficial. On account, however, of the appeal pro vision which it contains, vigorous objec tions were urged against it by interested parties, and out of this grew a flourishing body of special laws passed by Congress. "Verv soon after the passige of the gen eral highway act. Congress was importuned to pass special acts for the opening of cer tain streets, and entered upoi a career Of street legislation which has produced something more than twenty special acts. After four or Ave years of experiment with this species of legislation, an effort was made to arrange a form which should be come a model for all succeeding bills, and which we have been told in this discussion did become a model. In fact, X believe It has been stated upon this floor that this particular bill follows this prearranged form word for word. The difficulty is to ascertain which of these numerous -special acts was the model. Difference in Special Acts. "As I shall show, they are all alike except in the ten -or eleven sections which define the court machinery and the modus oper andi by which the decisions of the court are carried into effect- They differ in almost every material provision which makes for or against wise legislation. Some of the bills require a dedication of from two thirds to three-fourtha of tbm laaA required , Bottled Only at the Spring, Neuenahr, Germany, and Only with Its Own Natural Gas as an antecedent condition; one bill re quires the payment of a money considera tion as collateral before proceedings shall begin; all the others require neither a dedi cation of land nor a payment of money. "But the main question?who shall pay for these improvements?Is answered by these acts in an absurdly contradictory manner. Some of them require that all the damages shall be assessed against other land benefited. In other cases only 50 per cent of the damages Is to be so assessed. In others a discretion Is given to the Com missioners by which an amount less than 50 per cent may be assessed. "In arranging for the deferred assess ments some of these acts give two equal annual assessments and charge 10 per cent annual interest thereon: others give Ave years at 4 per cent annual Interest, and still others four years at 3 per cent annual interest. "All of these special acts apply to one particular part of the city and ignore all other parts. They all up to the present have applied to that region lying between Tenleytown road and the Soldier*' Home north of Bock creek, or in the neighborhood of the National Park. It is needless to say that this region Is the one in which the speculative interests have predominated since 1888." Mr. Morrell then stated that he had in vestigated the thirteen special acts, and proceeds to point out the differences In them to which he had Just called attention. The Sixteenth Street Extension. "In the first session of the Fifty-sixth Congress," said Mr. Morrell, "the 16th street extension act was passed. This required a dedication of three-fourths of all the land and that 50 per cent of the damages should be assessed against abutters, but not against the dedlcants. These dedicants gave about fifty acres of agricultural land as the price for the enormous exemption which they received in the act referred to. It is a strange commentary upon this character of legislation that if the act requires an as sessment of all the damages against ben efits the Jury has no trouble in finding a full hundred per cent of beneficiaries; and if the act requires 50 per cent the jury ap parently finds this with equal ease. In other words, a jury seemed to have no dif ficulty In finding whatever percentage of benefits may be demanded by the act in the property abutting, adjacent or contiguous to the Improvement, but In the 16th street extension the jury broke down. Although required to find but 5 per cent of benefited property after exempting the dedlcants. it could find but about 13 per cent of bene ficiaries. The damages assessed by the jury were $729,952. The benefits were $108. 834. Although the act required that 50 per cent of the damages should be assessed against beneficiaries, under the discretion ary power given the Commissioners, this finding was approved and this balance. 96190,018, was cast one-half on the abutters who were not dedlcants and one-half upon the District of Columbia. Separate Improvement Districts. "One great difficulty in the opening of new streets under the Washington system is the' modus operandi of the initial pro ceedings. Too much-has been left in the initiative to interested parties, and the little to the owners of the real estate of the Dis trict to be improved. There is a system very much in favor among American cities very much like the provision set out in the code, which authorizes the creation of sep arate street improvement districts. These districts are to be found throughout the American Union and have contributed no little to the solution of the vexed question of street opening and the original or first cost of street improvement. The citizens of the District of Columbia, and by this I mean those whose residence is here and not elsewhere, are deprived of the right of suffrage; to give them the right to form special iinprovemen**districts, either in the old city or in the outlying suburbs, would, in my opinion, not only ;idd to their privi leges as citizens, but would contribute largely to the improvement of the streets of the District. The provision of the code limits the street improvement based upon the petition of more than half the owners of real estate to a square or black and to minor streets. It should be enlarged to permit a majority of the real estate owners along any street or system of streets to so petition and to form a special improve ment district, whose entire expense shall be cast upon the psoperty of that district and assessed at not more than 2 per cent per annum until full payment Is made. This system has worked well elsewhere because It to a large measure places these Improve ments directly in "the hands of the property owners themselves. And as they pay the bills and Improve in harmony with plans furnished by the Commissioners of the Dis trict, there should be no objection to Its enactment here." THE YERKES ESTATE MISS GRIGSBY TO BRING SUIT FOR A $2,000,000 TRUST FUND. Beports from New York Indicate that settlement of the estate of Charles T. Yerkes. the traction magnate and million aire, will be held up pending the settle ment of a suit against the executors by Miss Emilie Grigsby for a $2,000,000 trust fund, which she claims was decided upon by Mr. Yerkes, although the details were not perfected when he died. Miss Grisgsby, who is living at her home In New York at present, is said to be in possession of letters, rough drafts of an agreement relative to the establishment of the trust fund and other documents which she believes will give her suit legal stand ing in the courts. Her intention of going abroad immediately .following the death of Yerkes has now been abandoned, and she purposes to remain here to prosecute her suit. While it is known that Miss Grigsby is in her Park avenue home, she still refuses to be Interviewed relative to the linking of her name with that of the dead financier. Intimate friends of the young woman and persons who were in the confidence of Mr. Yerkes during his final iilnfss say It was the expressed intention of the multi millionaire to establish a trust fund for Miss Grigsby; that it was to be secretly arranged in order to avoid the unpleasant notoriety that was bound to follow If it became publicly known, and tliey add that since Mr. Yerkes' death came before the matter was perfected, she, claiming to have the necessary proofs to establish her claim, is now ready to go into court and not only ask for the money, but also to wipe away the suspicious combination of circumstances that only her uncommunica tiveness has made possible. Already persons who are familiar with the situation that was attendant upon the Yerkes deathbed at the Waldorf-Astoria have volunteered to give evidence in court. There are some who .believe that the heirs under the will which was filed recently In Chicago will try to arrange a settlement with Miss Grigsby, fearing that a lawsuit might result in upsetting the present ar rangements that Clarence S. Knight, the Chicago lawyer, and Mrs. Yerkes, the widow, brought about. Dr. Henry R. Searles has been held In $1,000 bail at Scranton. Pa., on a charge of bigamy, preferred by Mrs- Sadie Augusta Holcomb Searles of Worcester. Mass., who is at Scranton with her elght-year-o'd daughter to prosecute the oaae. Dr. Searles In January last married Mrs. Jacob Bryant in Binghampton. N. Y. She was the -vfdMr at a prominent Bcrantenlao. Hubbard Heating Co > Tw*nty-flve tmitb' tip?rl?nc4 j > Steam and Hot Water Heating. ! ? LtrfFit. moat complete and baat , ' equipped ahop Id Waehington de votad exclusively to thla cltn of work. Repairing and Remodeling. W? will aatlmata for you. Offices, 918 F Street N.W. Talaphona Main 441 ?*? nh26 tf of Go>Ike ?a* ? fiiol for cooking ?re fully appre ciated aa ta demonstrated by the de mand for It At all times. You Ji a'.ave the fuel hill to a minimum roat through lta use. We'll supply jou Ooke. 26 Boabels Larte Coke, delivered $S 60 40 Buahela Large Coke, delivered. tt 70 60 Buahela L?arge Coke, delivered S5 80 2ft Buabels Cmahed Coke, delivered... .ftS 00 40 Buahela Croahed Coke, delivered $4 00 ^ 60 Uuabela Croahed Coke. delivered . fl.AO 5W ashington Gas41ght Co. J| Ja2T-28.1 413 10TH ST. N.W. ? ? ? V U 9 3$? Complete Outfits for Doing Burnt Wood Work, ?All the best Pyrog raphy Outfits, all requisite parts and a stock of Wood Pieces every description, ready for decorating:. ss up. R?-Mytlh&Co., Ryneal's. 4J8 7th St. j?2T28d A Splendid Lunch For Business Men. An excellent variety of well cooked food. Quick service. Agreeable surrounding#. Hotel Fritz Reuter, Penna. Ave. and 4^ St. / _ \ E. R. HITT TO RETIRE WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION. Representative Hitt of Illinois, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the House, has decided to retire from Congress at the expiration of his present term, and has so Informed his constituents. Continued ill health Is assigned as the reason for this decision. In a statement on the subject Mr. Hitt said: "I have at last concluded that I will re tire from the House of Representatives at the end of my present term. This decision is reached solely on account of the condi tion of my health. My health lias been good enough to j>ermit me to attend to ail my congressional duties during this session, but after careful consideration of everything I have decided not to be a candidate for re election." Mr. Hitt's retirement from public life will remove from the Illinois delegation and from the American Congress a man who. while not active as a debater, is one of the most influential men of the House. Although a native of Ohio, Mr. Hitt lias lived in Illinois since he waa three years old, and his career has been one of extraor dinary opportunities. He reported the de bates between Lincoln and L?ouglas, and ha has been associated with public affairs, one way or another, ever since. He was the intimate friend of James G. Blaine, and was peculiarly trusted by Thomas B. Reed, so that at one time, when those two men were estranged, Mr. Hitt was .UiniWit the sole connecting link between them. He was the confidant of Lincoln and of Grant,, and as one of the original stenog raphers of the country was called upon to report some of tiie most important congres sional and national investigations of the stormy days of reconstruction. In December, 1N71. Mr. Hitt went to Paris as secretary of legation and charge d'af faires. This was during the second Grant administration, and he remained there until 1881. He went into the State I>epartment as assistant secretary in the latter year, and in November, 1SX"J. was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress to All the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Hawk. Since then he has served continu ously. MURDER AT LOS ANGELES. Mrs. C. A. Canfield Shot While Sitting on Her Front Porch. Mrs. C. A. Canfield, wife of a millionaire oil operator, and prominent In society cir cles of 1,06 Angeles. Cal., was shot and al most instantly killed Saturday night while si:ting on the front porch of her home by Morris Buck, a former family coachman, who Is In custody According to his story Buck wrote to Mrs. Cintield soliciting ait interview and demanding the payment of a large sum of money, which he said waa due him. Rtt PROOF STORAGE. !miWN?ifi^R8ST0^ffi; ? no wt c st > .w. ? j WC?P^J*CK1NG ,r.^ Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co ?t>-B22 K Street. 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