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EDITORIAL PART. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1906 WE WILL TRUST YOU. THE HOUSE OF QUALITY. MAYER & CO., 409-411-413.415 and 417 SEVENTH ST. CHARGE THE ACCOUNT. SEASONABLE BARGAINS IN FURNITURE. Our established custom of never carrying old and unseasonable goods In stock, combined with the urgent need of room for spring merchandise, has caused us to make great reductions In our whole line of Furniture. It's a good time to secure the desired articles of Furniture at phenomenally low prices, and our up-to-date credit system is at your disposal. McDougall Kitchen Cabinets. $6.95 This $10 Iron Bed, Heavy continuous bent tubing, high head and foot, sanitary con struction. in white, blue ami green, enamel trimmed with gold; handsome, strong and well made. $15 Couch, $10.89 Solid Cabinet Oak Frame, cov ered with fancy velour. full spring edge and head, well made and finished. This $18 Oak Chiffonier, $12.75 Fine ('ablni t Oak Stock, full swell front, large beveled French plate glass, brass trimming* well made and highly polished. The McDougall Kitchen Cabi nets are the highest grade in construction. So confident are we that the McDougall Kitchen Cabinet fills a long-felt want?in fact, proves itself to be an absolute necessity? that we will place one in your own home on Thirty Days' Trial Free. Tf at the expiration of thiB time you wish to return it all the money paid will be cheerfully re funded. $15.75 to $54.00 Byrne Pianos. Delivered on <Pr flA Payment of Guaranteed 10 Years. $19 Oak (RlilC Sideboard . . v* Selected oak stock, large beveled plate glass, lined silver drawer, nicely carved, well made and finished. $21.69 $30 Parlor Suite = = Highly polished mahogany-fin ished frame, fancy shaped legs; upholstered in pretty velour and tapestry. This Oak Dresser, $8.49. Ft.iely selected stock,large heavy beveled pla'e mirror, brass trimmings; well made and finished. 0 T STONE & FAIRFAX. Inc. Reduced from $8,500 to $6,500. A most de sirable resi dence con taining xo rooms and tiled bath. Heated by Hot Water. Lot 18x140 ft. Situated near 14th and Colum bia Road? one of the most desir a b 1 e sec-,i tions of the Heights. To any one seeking ST home in this section this house will appeal as unusually desirable in itself and an unusual value at its price. STONE & FAIRFAX, it 1342 New York Ave. I APARTMENTS for Rent in the "SEWARD." Fmest Apartment House in East Washington. Excellent Location, Corner Pa.' Ave. and 4th St. S.E. Suite* of 4 rooms and 8 rooms and t?tth; nil ro*?ma large, well ventilated ?lid lighted; attractively decorated; electric and gait lighting One of the heat location* in the city, overlook Ing large lark*; near all car IIdm. Capitol bL'd Library. Every conven I lence that can be found in the moat expenalvv apartment house*. RENT FROM $40 TO $47 50 PER MONTH. Office room* on ground floor for rc-nt to physician or dentist. 1 Joseph I. Wefller, ? Realty Broker, I 602 F Street N. W. 1 A f-io-st ? Penalty of Breaking the Law. George Bowie, colored, was beforw Judge Mulluwny in the Police Court y??terday on a charge of falling to drive on the right right side of the street. Upon conclusion of the hearing he was sentenced to pay a line of $40 or spend four months on the farm. 3 * '?) m$a =* ' 'Open an Account at Castelberg *s.' The Pioneers of Jewelry Selling on Credit. tSTABUSHED 1B4* Cstablismed 1849 5 Credit Is a Power at the Command of Every Purchaser You don't have to wait till you have the cash in pocket in order to buy DIAMONDS, WATCHES OR JEWELRY here. You can buy anything you want on CREDIT?and that Credit means the payment of a dollar or so a week in settlement of any size bill you contract. We offer you a choice of the best selected stock in the city and we'll ask you prices that'll prove 25% cheaper than what any of the so-called cash jewelers quote. % Special sale of Diamond Mounted Signet Rings, worth $40 and $50, for $25. i $ % Gold Watch for $25 $5 Cash; $1 Weekly. A handsome Gold Watch, beauti fully chased; excellent movement and a good timekeeper. An extra special value at the price?>26. Ladies' Ring for $65 $13 Cash; $1.50 Weekly. A very pretty cluster ring?, with large turquoise, opal or ruby set ting, surrounded by diamond?. Spe cial for $66. Ladies' Ring for $8 $1 Cash; 50c. Weekly. Solid gold ring, with turquoise set. surrounded by pearls. Special for $8. Relief for AH Eye Troubles The first signs of eye strain should prompt you to consult our expert Ophthalmologist?have him examine your eyes and tell you exactly what's needed to correct the trouble. He'll make no charge for the examination and advice, and If glasses are needed we'll make the proper ones and allow you to pay for them 30c. weekly. [CASTELBERQ'S, 935 Pa. Ave. Tbc leading Jewel* \ trt and Op Iclans. In Aid of Charity Work. Contributions In aid of the Associated Charities have bet-n received by Mr. John Joy Edson, treasurer, as follows: Mr. Charles Blspham, $10; Mr. Arthur Burt, $5; "A. B.," Martha IX Green, $ft; Mr. M. Hlrtclifeld, 16; cash, $5; Miss J. E. Con dlct, $5; cash, through 8. E. agent, IS; Mr. Irving O. Ball. $!V; Mrs. Charles Q. Myers, fj; Mrs. B. A. P. Duncanson, $10; Mr. Hen ry E. Sawyer, $3; Mra Elizabeth H. Ik-bench, $5; Mr. O. F. Hellprln, #1; Mr. C. E. Gundlach, $1; Mrs. James E. Clark, $3; Mrs. Bertha I. Schott, 14; J. Rochon, $10; Mr. l^arz Anderson, $20; Mr. Charles Raus cher, $5; Mrs. Larx Anderson, $50; R. 8. DeLand, $2; Mr. A. B. Browne, $20; cash, $1; Rev. Samuel H. Greene. $10: Mr. Jo seph Auerbach, $5; Mr. William W. Birth. $10; Julia A. L. Hall, $2. The Citizens' ReRlief Assoclaton acknowl edges receipt of the following contributions by Mr. John F. Wilkirva, treasurer; Mr. Sherlocke Bronson. $ft; Josephine Bronson. $5; Mr. C. K. Stellwagen. $5; Mr. Frank C. Henry. $5; Mr. Hugh RelHy. $5; E. G.Schic fer & Co.. $10; Mr. Corcoran Thorn, $2o; Mr. Louis Hartig, $5; Mr. Wilfred H. Osgood.*5 Incidents in the Career Of John Wilkes Booth Written for The Star by John E. "BucklngbHra, Doorkeeper at Ford's Theater at the Time Lincoln Was Assassinated. ON the 18th day of February, 1861, when Abraham Lincoln was on his way to Washington to be In augurated President of the United States, he stopped oft at Alban>, N. Y? to attend ceremonies arranged by the citizens of that place in his honor. On the same date John Wilkes Booth was play ing an engagement at an Albany theatei. At that time how little did either dream of the terrible tragedy that was later to link their names together for all time to come! Amid the roar of artillery from Observa tory Hill President Lincoln arrived In Al bany from the west, via the Central rail road. On reaching the Broadway crossing the train was stopped and the President was received by the common council, head ed by Mayor Thacher. The 25th Regiment was under arms and crowds of citizens thronged the streets. The presence of the chief magistrate of the nation in Albany is always an event worthy of note, but at tills time?just on'the brink of the civil war Into which the country was to be plunged; when the blood of citizens was at fever heat; when all eyes were directed toward the tall, gaunt figure that was to stand at the helm of the ship of state?the arrival of Mr. Lincoln created the utmost excitement. He was welcomed to the city by the mayor. In a forma! address, which was re sponded to by the President. He visited the legislature and was the guest of Gov Mor-, gan. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln received the citizens at the Delavan. It was the first time that thousands in that vicin ity ever saw the countenance which has since become so familiar. That very night, the first and perhaps the only night ever passed by Abraham Lincoln in the city of Albany, an actor, almost un known, except by name, was playing his first engagement at the little Gayety 1 hea ter, in Green street. * )!? -fC A little more than four years later and the face of Lincoln was once more seen In Al bany, but the people who gazed upon It were in mourning, for it was now cold In death. At 6 a.m., April 26, 1865, the remains of the martyred President laid In state at the capitol of New York, and were viewed by a sorrowing procession until 1:30 p.m.. when the coffin was closed and thousands who had come from miles abound to gaze for the last time upon the face of the great emancipator were unable to view the re mains. That very night, too, the actor of four years previous, but then the hunted assassin of the President, was shot like a dog bv the light of a burning barn in which he had taken refuge near Bowling Green. Virginia. , . John Wilkes Bootli in 1801 was only twen ty-three years old, and he was regarded as one of the handsomest men that ever graced the stage. His first appearance in Albany. February 11, was as Romeo to Annie W aite s Juliet, and for this romantic role he seemed perfectly fitted. The fame of his dead father prepared the way for his reception, and the good reports of his brother, Edwin, raised anticipation in relation to this younger aspirant, who was said to be equally if not still more highly gifted. His success was immediate. On the second night he ap peared as Pescara In "The Apostate, its first representation in this country since his father played It. In this role he so much resembled the-elder Booth, whom he never saw play, that certain spiritualists in Albany could only account for the similar-, ity by the theory that the spirit of Ins father must have been hovering around to inspire him with his energy, conception and soul. While falling in the last act Booth s dagger fell first and he struck upon it, the point entering the right armpit, inflicting a muscular wound about two inches deep, from which the blood flowed freely. Had it gone a little deeper how the whole course of future political events in this country might have been changed! As it was. Booth laid up for a night or two only and reap peared in the same role Monday, February 18 the night of the presidential visit, with his right arm tied to his side, but fencing with his left like a demon. Tuesday he played "Julian St. Pierre, Wednesday, "Othello;" Thursday, "The Stranger;" Friday, for his benefit, Rich ard III," and Saturday, "Charles de Moor. At a subsequent engagement, beginning March 4, the day of Lincoln's inauguration. Booth played, besides several of his former roles Hamlet. Claude Melnotte. Macbeth, Shylock, Raphael, in "The Marble Heart, and the dual role In "The Corsican Broth ers." * * * Booth, from the first, was a violent seces sionist. On the morning of his arrival In Albany he expressed his sentiments in pub lic at Stannix Hall with the greatest free dom; so much so that word was sent to the management of the theater that the new star had better heed a word of caution. Treasurer Cuyler accordingly called around to see Booth and found him at breakfast. After an introduction, Mr. Cuyler ex plained his errand and suggested that if Mr Booth persisted in expressing his sen timents in public not only would he spoil his engagement but endanger his person. "Is not this a democratic city?' exclaimed the actor. ? ,, . "Democratic? Yes; but disunion, no. was the reply. _ . .. Booth accepted the situation, and there after kept quiet; but his sentiments only grew stronger for repression. Each time Booth came to Albany it was noticed that he grew more morose and sullen, and from a genial gentleman he .ehanged into a soured cynic. The last time Mr. Cuyler saw him in W ashington the actor scarcely recognized him, although in Albany they had been pleasantly and even intimately associated. April 22 Booth began another and his last engagement in Albany, one which came to an abrupt and almost tragic end. Indeed, Albany seemed fraught with danger for tifc young and gifted actor. He was at this time supported by Hen rietta Irving, who had played with him three nights. She made her first appear ance there March 18, In a play entitled '?Sail Mars, or the Warrior Bride," written by a young lady of Albany. Miss Irving also played Camille, Medea, fete., and then Joined the stock company. On the fourth day of the Booth engagement she rushed into his room at Stanwix Hall, armed with a dirk, and Inflicted a severe wound upon his face. She then retired to her own room and stabbed herself, but not seriously. Miss Irving was subsequently leading lady at the Trimble Opera House, during its first season. She afterward became the wife of Edward Eddy and was with h}m when he died in the West Indies. She is still upon the stage * * In 1863 Booth retired and speculated tri oil. November 23. 1864, he, with hia brothers. Edwin and Junius Brutus, played "Julius Caesar" at the Winter Garden for the benefit of the Shakespeare monument fund. His last appearance as an actor on the mimic stage was at Ford's Theater here, where he played Pesacra for John McCul lough's benefit. April 14. 1865, in the same theater, while the third act of "Our Ameri can Cousin" was being performed, he shot Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to death. The assassin Jumned trom the private box in which the prest dtntla" party was seated to the stage, and brandishing a dagger and shouting "Sic semper tyrannis," fled the building, mount ed a horse and rode away.. On the 26th he was discovered In a barn near Bowling Green, armed to the teeth and bidding the world defiance. He was shot and killed by Boston Corbett. His re mains were first secretly burled at mid night under the flagstones of the arsenal warehouse in Washington, but in February, I860, by permission of the government the rr^r.'VVVVVVWVWVWWWWW' Ml * Authorities on Correct Dress. Women's Sections. After-Inventory Clearance Sale In Our Women's Sections. All the small and odd lots which inventory revealed are mow brought forth and marked at prices that should sell them no a hurry. The prices in some instances are considerably less than half regular value, but loss is not thought of at all, the object being to sell all goods in the season for which intended, As illustration of the manner in which we are now selling goods we append a few i tenuis: WOMEN'S WAISTS off Silk and Cotton Fab= CA rics. Former prices $5jOO to $6.50. Reduced to = U FEW FLANNEL WAISTS, plaid effects. $6.50 $ 16.50 TAlLOR=MAOE SUITS off si8k velvet or cloth. Former prices from $60.00 to $200.00. Arranged into 3=price groups at $30.00, $40.00 & $70.00 A FEW OPERA COATS. Former prices $95.00 to $1125.00. Reduced to $40.00 & $50.00 CHOICE OF ANY FUR PIECE IN OUR STOCK AT ft LESS THAN REGULAR PRICE. This includes Small Furs, Fur Coats and Fur-limed Coats. Former prices $110.00 arad $12.50. Reduced to SEVEN TAILOR=MADE SUITS, former prices $25.00 and $30.00. Reduced to - - - = - I Head=to=Foot Outfitters. Pa. Ave. and 9th St. x n remains were disinterred by the relatives and burled in Baltimore cemetery one Sun day before a large crowd of people. Short ly afterward, at the suggestion of Edwin Booth and his sister, Mrs. John Sleeper Clark, who had fears that the grave might be desecrated, the body was again disin terred and laid In the Booth lot in the Greenmont cemetery, Baltimore, alongside the body of his father. AROUND THE CITY A languid-looking woman was buying things at a store. The clerk who waited on her was attentive and so dapper that he had an air of having been sandpapered and waxed. The woman was loquacious: "So the doctor said I would just have to take a sea voyage at once. I don't know what on earth's the matter with me! I'm not what you could call sick, exactly, but I'm always tired?can't get up interest in things." "Onwee?" suggested the clerk. "I reckon that's what you call it?any how, I've got to buy a pile of things In a rush so we can sail Wednesday." The clerk went back to have her pur chases wrapped, and the proprietor of the store, who had been standing near and who was apparently on social tefms with the woman, joined her to say, with a twinkle In his humorous gray eyes: "You see, we've got the real thing in Parisians." "I thought he must be French. He looks so foreign and so?so really distinguished. you know " "Born in South Washington, like his pa rents before him"?and the humorous twin kle broadened and widened into a jolly smile?"which goes to show what heredity will do for a man. 'Frenchy,' that's our nickname for him. had a great-grandfather who was a fine old soldier in Napoleon's army, and who, for some reason, came to this country in his old age and married. Every other member of 'Frenchy's' family is South Washington to the backbone, but he has harked back three generations and stands behind that counter as real a polly vooer as if he had been born and bred in what he calls Pah-ree. He can read the language like a native, but, of course, hav ing no one to talk it to, I couldn't swear to his accent, being plain U. S. myself " "Seems like a good clerk," put In the woman. "None better: though he ought, by rights, to be a soldier: handles his yard stick like a sword. Would have enlisted long ago ex cept that he's the only support of his mother?best son that ever lived." The clerk returned with the bundle and some change, and as he handed them to the woman he said, with a bow: "Bone vowarge, maciame." And the woman made a mental dive into her Ollendorf and fished up enough French to reply: "Adieu, monsieur." Two women were looking at the pictures In the lecture room of the museum the other afternoon. Plainly one was a native who overflowed with knowledge, while the other was a visitor from some place where bustles are still In vogue. As they reached the life-size painting of a dignitary in a blue and gold uniform, the native stepped over to the door and asked an attache whose portrait it was. He toid her It was that of Gen. Paez. He would doubtless have told her more, but the wo man had heard enough?and enough is al ways as good as a feast. "I wasn't exactly sure about this being Gen. Paas,' she explained modestly, m sue joined the other woman, "but I was right, after all. You know Paas invented the Easter egg dyes I sent you, and, oh, it here isn't Alice Roosevelt's portrait, paint ed in Philippine costume. Isn't she Just perfectly gra?and?" The egg-dye man was only a partial suc cess, but at the magic name of Alice the tired-out look in the visitor's ey? g?ive way to eagerness, and she planted herself greed ily before the Chinese carved wood frame. She had an honest, expressive face, and every line of it showed that she was taking a keen inventory of the portrait?the pink and yellowish cheeks and slightly slant eyes, the coal-black hair, the over-Jeweled hands with their clawT-like nails, the gor geously colored brocades, the gay lanterns and entire oriental environment, to retail later for the benefit of her folks at home. And, really. It was Just as well. When you take a friend to see the sights the main thing is to get them interested, and, naturally, the lady from the land of bus tles got more satisfaction out of the belier that she had seen portraits of the chemist who mixed the dyes that colored her chil dren's eggs and of the young daughter of the White House than If she had been sub jected to the cold facts that orn? was Gen. Jose Antonio Paez. patriot of Venezuela, and the other the Empress of China. A maiden lady was blowing around the market house on the last Windy day. As she turned into 9th street she saw an an cient colored woman sitting behind a plank stand underthe shelter of the market eaves. On the stand were some badly frost-bitten cabbage heads, a few sprigs of herbs and a twist or two of tobacco. The woman be hind this lay-out was huddled in "what had been a blanket shawl in its prime, and a wooly something was wound around her head. "Nice cabbages, lady " They were abominable cabbages, but the too generous description, so pathetic when told by a very old and forlorn creature to entice a few cents her way, caused the maiden lady to stop. "It's dreadfully cold for you out here," she said. "You must be nearly frozen." "Yas'm. It's right tollable cold, but I got my laigs kivered wiv a quilt an' my shawl's right smart comf'ble; some nice tobacco twisses, lady?" No genteel maiden lady wants "tobacco twisses." "Why don't y<Ju go home? I see there are no other hucksters around." And, Indeed, the street was deserted except for the wind, which had the edge of a razor. "No'm. Dey ain't nobody 'heah but me. Dat's kase I ain't sold out. Got some nice yerbs, lady." "But you ought to have a cup of good, hot coffee. You'll catch your death of cold." "Yas'm. Cawfee's suttin'ly warmin", but I ain't sold nothln' yet. Time I sells a little sumpin' I'm gwine inside de mawket an' git me a cup." The maiden lady opened her purse and laid a coin on the stand. The old woman beamed and chuckled with open, cbild-like delight; then her voice deepened into the mystic melody that seems to be the general heritage of her race, and she almost chant ed with seer-like solemnity?or was It Just everyday jollying?"Gawd In teb'n bless yer, lady, an' may you git a tine husb'n an' a whole passle 'er chillen to rise up an' call you blessed." Then the maiden lady blew away. Somebody had dropped a rose. As it lay, freish and pink and beautiful, on the slushy pavement a woman moved it gently with her foot until It lay close to a wall. While she was doing it a younger woman, who was with her. exclaimed, with a small laugh that had a big streak of an noyance In It: "I'm positively get tin* ashamed to b? The.-. Susquehanna, 1430 W St. N. W. Examine the only apartment we have left In this handsome building; it contains 5 bright room# and bath; $36.60 per month. F. Saul Co., 7th and L Sts. N. W. fe!0-3t The best property In the Chevy Chase section. Choice lots for sale. JOHN A. MASSIE, with the McLachlen Real Estate and Loan Co.. i dF?-tf Corner ioth and G Sts. M??? WW??I?il?l?mw=?irw???I? seen with you. Anybody would think you had a contract for cleaning the pavements. I can stand for banana, peels, but Where's the sense of doing that?" "Not much sense, I reckon," answered the woman as she stepped on. "Just a mat ter of sentiment. The pretty thing gave me a flash of memory, and I thought It might do the same for some other passer-by." Lost in a Stage Sea. From the Philadelphia Telegraph. Speaking of the peculiar Incidents that oc casionally occur on the stage, a well-known actor said that one of the most laughable happened some time since In the theater of a thriving town up the state. The scene at that particular moment was the deck of a ship, around which rolled and heaved a vast theatrical sea. The hero was soliloquising on the pitching deck and the audience was intently listening to his spellbinding words when a ruddy head protruded through a hole in the ocean In full view of aH. The heio, however, was equal to the occasion. Glancing at the apparently flouting head, he lustily yelled: "Man overboard! Man overboard!" Hardly had he spoken before the head of the sea manipulator was withdrawn, and. with a sad sigh that could be heard all over the house, the actor plteously cried. 'Too late, too late! Another poor fellow has gone to his last account!" Collision of Vehicles. Ell Clark, colored, twenty-five year? of age, living at 307 F street southwest, was arrested yesterday by the police of the sixth precinct and charged with having driven his team so as to collide with "an other vehicle." Tbe other vehicle was a bicycle belonging to John Adlong, twenty one years of age, living at 1514 D stret southeast. Adlong was slightly injured and his Wcycle was damaged. The accident oc curred near the intersection of Pennsyl ratria avenue and 6th street.