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i?ETrrnvjt Bradford cax re coxscltrd on Sunday at his r-?l.lcn>i\ So7 MOI'NT VKR i'l-AOI. N.W. 'I'tinne Main 1363, Exprt t service. absolute seerecy guaranteed. It* miss marschalk iias cha v.kd aiIFre^ parlors fn>ni !?R I, st. n.w. to 1-^-! X st. i?.w. Can now accommodate more i?n tr??n?. V tr'al kollclte?l. It* bThTnF.ss MEN WIIO FAVOR ~ OPEX-Snor rule will jilenie send their names and ndflresaea fe 10-2t* Star office. Strictly confidential THE ANM'AI. DIVIDEND AXD INTEREST OP the \\ anhinitton Six per Cent Permanent Build ing Association will l?e paid at the office, WW 7th f?t. n.w., on February 12. 13. 14. 15. lfl. between the hoars of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stockholders are requested to call promptly. L. (J. 08TEUMAYER. II. II. BERG MANN, Secretary. Treasurer. fel0-3t Pramting tSiat Unas Cifiiar= acter and Imifiluence. Let o* print yon sonic rflice stationery that w'll represent you creditably ami create a favorable Impression. (jet our price*. Judd & DetweiCer, INC., The Big Print Shop 12022 11th st. fclO-KM Busy Supplying 02ass. We're headquarter* for t;ias*~any slxo or kind wanted we have at moderate cost. E. J. Murphy Co., Inc., iCifU Siiiy fell> M Sron=CSad Best Roof Paint. ? Best because lt'a the moot durable and effective of roof paints. It makes anil keeps roofs like new ?? COTTFR K*l*rt In 711 O it. n.w. '? A 1 Roof Work. Phone M. 3710. felO-fld We Re pa i r Leaky Roofs. Do it Right; do it Quick 5"ve, Written Guarantee. Grafton & Son,:y*^V?&.-co felO-lOd Valentines, Goulld's. VALENTINES - IMMENSE VARIETY, ALL kinds Children can make valentines. Material at J. Ja.v Gould's. CotUIon favora. children's favors, toys, paper napkins. Wonders! 421 Uth St. fe10-4t* | tviij. siiii.EASK nijiiriFrt. focr-room Apartment In the Savoy: $3S.oo |?r month. Rent free to Much 1: Immediate iiossession. See O. J. DcMOLL, 12.')! O st. u.w., ur Mr. Hall, al the Bavoy. fel>-8t Every Roof Needs ?attention, elae leaks will quickly develop and cause Its ruin. See us at once. ( h#*niirjjl Rt?of Paint Co., r. J. Donovan. Mgr. #!, 1108 G ?t n.w. Formerly 1333 F st. M t)d Cobsrtih, CBever Roof Mara. " ^ hen lie repairs the roof you are assured of the Host expert work. Estimates free. Cobertll Practical Tinner. 812 14th st. n.w. M M ' Klpcrt> 'ri,one Maln 2738 Save Time, Trouble, Money --have us repair the heating plant. Expert ,-ork. promptly done, at moderate cost. Biggs HeatingCo., ???*?*?5: fe9 6il Hutchinson j Honest plumbing. & McCarthyjQuick- action, rco loth St. [Estimates free. feO 6d No extra charge for examination. 14 years' practice. HP A ^1 I cater especially to difficult cases ?>'il-rf/nk 1 ^ ju icfra?tlon and frame fitting. Eyesight Specialist, 708 13th st. n.w. jr.20.fl0t .5 ' DOCTOR RALPH W A ESI I HAS REftl'MED THE practice of medicine. Office. The Albany. fe7-7t* P(H)|n> Second floor. M>il00 feet, with A heat, in the finest mercantile bulld r}>lD1\.TTP lng in thia city; first-class locality. ?X d n il Separate entrance to street. Address i?ai-30t 7 Box 96. Star office. High-Glass PSurnibiing. CORRECT PRICES. lf. Percy Scovlilc, 608 11TH ST. N.W. Telephone North 3678. fe8-tf-10 WHEN \OC .NEED MONEY ON SHORT NOTICE APPLY TO C. A. BAKER. 50-52. 1110 F ST j?24-tf 'PHONE If. B17. COAL. COAL. R. J. GRACE, ?;^?nTo2ce cor. ttb and F n.o. 'Phone East 233 dell-B0t.6 SPIEITUALISM. MR. KKBLEIl. 918 H ST. N. W., THE ONI Y slate writer In Washington; Interviews daily'and Sunday. fel0-2t? CHURCH NOTICES. UNITARIAN. ALL SOI LS' CHURCH. 14TH ST., COR OF I si. Rev. I',ysses <;. H. P|eri,. minlster. I< <3 a.m., Sunday school and Class for the Com parative Study of Religion, for adnlts; 10 am, nlty Study t.lass; 11 o'clock, morning service sermon by the minister; 7 p.m.. Young People's Religious I nlon, meeting in the letture loom- 8 O clock, evening service, sixth In course of ser mons on the Exodus: A Story of tile Soul's Pil grimage? \ I. Remembrances. All feats free at evening sen ice*. fel0-2t COMMISSION MERCHANTS. GOLDEN & COMPANY, Commission Merchants! ; BUTTER, EGOS. CHEESE POlTf try LI\E STOCK. DRESSED MEATS, etc.' ' ! 922 to 928 La. Ave. PACKING HOrSE AXI) LARD REFINERY. \ ALEXANDRIA CO.. VA. funeral services here. Remains of Mrs. Butler to Be Convey ed to Troy, N. Y. Funeral services over the remains r.f tne late Mrs Kliia W. Butler, wife o' <jen. John ti. Butler. I'nlted States army re tired. who died last Thursday, were held at the family home. lit:o Calvert street, at 4 :?> o'clock p. m. yesterday, itrv. C. Krnest Smith, rector of St. Thomas Kpis-^ai Church, conducted the service, after which the casket was closed. Departure will be taken from the house ? his. morning in time to catch the 0 o'clock train over the Baltimore and Ohio for New York. Service will be held in West ^ . at 11 o clock tomorrow morn ItiK. and Interment will be tra 1- In the cemetery near the United Suite* i.rs.Mial In that city,- where a son, whos ? death oc curred while (Jen. Butler was statione 1 t.t that post, was burled. Beside Gen. Butler, the body win be ae compnled to Troy by Capt Jay j il m Corps of h-nglneers. United Slut-f /rmv' ajMiHtant enKin?>er commissioner of the lW trlct of t oiumbla, and Mrs. Morrow daughter of the debased, at whose "home on Cat vet street U, t:. and Airs. Butl" re sided. THE RICHMOND POST OFFICE Open Question If Cabell Will Accept the Postmastership. Special Dispatch to The Star. Hit HMOND, \'a., February 10.? 11 N stlil an open question if Koy K. Cfcbell, n ?med by the President and confirmed by the S it ate will accept the position of postmaster of the city of itk-hmond. Mr. Cabell U a number of the law lirm of Catwll, Tall'y At t'*il>ell. recently formed, and is said to pre fer the law to holding a political Job. Mr Oabeil is out of the city, and no one is prepared to speak for him. He has tn the lust few days sent out announcements <>t the formation of the law firm, and there 1j a report, which is not vouched for by any one authorized to speak for Mr. Cabeli. 1 he will relinquish the position In favor or \\ ray T. KniKht. tpresent postm ister The position pays about &!,:**) a year, and .Mr. CalM-ii Is s;iid to have a Jaw practice which more than equals that amount, with 1 Ije brightest sort of prospects. 1 lie business men of the city?without re gard to politics?have gone to v.'ork for Mr. Kiilght. There is nothing against Mr. Ca zf'1 'be record made by Mr. Knight has made him popular here, and all classy of patrons of the office desire to see him ro jH..", *Jr- Cabell should nnirc he will throw his Influence to Mr. Knight. It Is not known when Mr. Cab.il! will return to the city. There Is a report that the President has mixed the babies'' and named Roy E. Cabell w-hen lie should have named James Alston (_abe,l. a cousin, who was a cradl date for lieutenant tfovernor on the dem ocratic ticket last summer. LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY Anniversary Will Be Celebrated Here Tomorrow. MAY BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY Occasion to Be Observed by G. A. ?. and Historical Society. ; MANY APPROPRIATE ADDRESSES Public Asked to Display the Flag? Spanish War Veterans Will Attend Services. The twenty-sixth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, patriot, statesman, liberator and President, will be celebrated !n this city tomorrow, and, it is said, the shibboleth will be sounded by distinguished speakers in favor of making the eventful day a national holiday. Two general Lincoln meetings will be held In the evening, at which stories will be told of Lincoln the man, Lincoln the humani tarian, Lincoln the President, Lincoln the liberator, Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the. Mrs. Inez Seymour McConnell. Sponsor. (I'hoto l>y Ilarris-Ewing.) * wit and Lincoln the statesman. In fact the great American character will be viewed from its every side, and word pictures will be painted of his noted achievements and his human-heartedness. That there may be the semblance of a general celebration by all the people ot Washington, where Lincoln made most or his famous record, and where he wrote his name 011 the immortal pages of not only American history, but the annals of th? world, Commander A. P. Tasker, the re tiring chief of the Department of the Po tomac, Grand Army of the Republic, ha? Issued an appeal to his comrades and to the patriotic public, asking that the national colors be displayed generally tomorrow. Musical and Literary Features. The United States Historical Society, as has been its custom since the date of its organization, will hold commemorative Lincoln birthday exercises tomorrow even ing, beginning at 8 o'clock, at the McKen dree M. E. Church. Massachusetts avenue between !?th and 10th streets. The audito rium will be appropriately decorated with patriotic colors, and, as on former occa sions, distinguished men will deliver ad dresses. In addition to the speaking there will be musical and literary features, and the general public is invited to attend. Two of the addrrsses at least, those of Dr. Franklin T. we, who was attached to the bureau ol' military justice before and at the time of President Lincoln's assassina tion, and that of Mr. Osborn Oldroyd, who has a large collection of Lincolniana, will be in the nature of unwritten history o? the national tragedy. Addresses will be delivered at the His torical Society celebration by Major J. H. Stine, president of the society; Hev. E. L. Hubbard. Representative B. P. Birdsall of Iowa, Dr. Franklin T. Howe. Representa tive J. J. Jtnkins of Wisconsin. Gen. John S. McCalmont, Representative B. B. Doven er of West Virginia. Gen. William Blrney, Representative E. S. Holllday of Indiana. Col. John Joyce, Gen. Samuel J Crawford, the war governor of Kansas; Gen. L. A. Grant, Mr. Osiborn Oldroyd and Rev. Dr. Frank M Bristol. Mrs. I.nez Seymour McConnell will sing "The Star Spangled Banner," Mr. Theo dore Hardy will recite "Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud." Mrs. A. L. Huss wiH sing "Saville" and the choir of McKendree Church wiil render patriotic music. An interesting feature of the program .will be the introduction of Mrs. McConnell by Capt. J. Walter Mitchell. secretary of the 1'nited States Historical Society, as the sponsor of the association tir.d its first lady member. The Spanish War Veterans of the District have been invited to attend these services and a large delegation is expected to be present. An invitation to attend has been accepted by National Commander J. Edwin Browne and Past National Commander Hugh Henry and staff of the Army and Navy I'nion and the members of the sev eral local garrisons are < xpected to be present in uniform. G. A. R. Exercises. The Lincoln birthday anniversary cele bration under the auspices of the De partment of the Potomac, G. A. R., will be held at the First Congregational Church, loth and G streets. The commit tee in charge of these exercises comprises Commander Lucius D. Alden. Chaplain M L. Leonard, Surgeon Geo. H. LaFetra, Comrade Alfred Wood and Comrade Je rome F. Johnson. Addresses will be delivered by Lucius D. Alden. Rev. J. II. Bradford. Past Com mand' r A. P Tasker. Speak?!' Joseph G. Cannon, Representative Joseph V. Graff of Illinois. Admiral Wintield Scott Schley, Rev. II. N. Couden, Rev. J. G. Butler, .Mr. W K. Andrews and Col. Chas. P. Lincoln. Literary and musical numbers will be in terspe:sed. It Is announced that the house in which Lincoln died will be open free to the pub lii from !> a.in. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. VERDICT OF SUICIDE. Result of Inquiry Into London Pro moter's Death. LONDON. February 10.?An inquest held today to determine the* cause of the death of Ernest Schwartsacher, chairman of sev eral important South African companies, who was found shot last Tuesday In his residence here, re.ful:ed In a verdict of sui cide during temporary insanity. The evi dence adduced showed that he had been depressed for some months owing to loseea due to the slump In Kaffir shares. He had a unique collection of pictures and other works of art. and the possibility of having to sacrifice them preyed upon I1I3 mind. Mr. Sohwartwicher consulted his solicitor the day be was found shot with reference to the payment of many thousands cf pounds to stock brokers. His death was a contributory cause to the further depres sion of Kaffirs 011 the slock fxcliunge dur ing the week Moses' February Furniture Sale. Furniture for every room under price.? Advertisement. FAIR SUNDAY. ! Tomorrow Fair, Somewhat Warmer; Light to Fresh Winds. Forecast for Sunday and Monday?For the District of Columbia, eastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Delaware. Maryland and Virginia, fair Sunday: Monday fair, somewhat warmer; light to fresh north to east winds. Weather conditions and general forecast Pressure continues high east of the Rocky mountains, and Is low to the westward. It I has, however, fallen decidedly In the north west. There have been local snows in the lake region and rains In California and the 1 southwest; elsewhere the weather was fair. It is much warmer In the northwest and somewhat colder over the eastern half of the country and In California. Rains will continue Sunday and probably ! Monday In California and the southwest, and there will also be snow In the middle plateau. There will be rain Sunday night or Mon day In the east gulf states. Including Flor ida. and probably local snowa Monday in the northern upper lake region. It will be warmer Sunday in the northwest and cen tral west, the Missouri and upper Missis sippi valleys and the upper lake region, and warmer Monday over the northern districts east of the Mississippi river. f The winds along the New England coast will be fresh northwesterly, becoming east erly by Monday: on the middle Atlantic coast light to fresh northerly, becoming easterly Sunday night; on the south At lantic coast fresh northeasterly; on the gulf coast fresh northeast to east, and on L^ike Michigan fresh southeast to south. Special forecast?Storm warnings are d!s played on the California coast at Point Reyes, Point Lobos and the Faxallones. Tide Tables... Today?I.ow tide, 3:47 a.m. and 4 p.m.; high tide. 0:35 a.m. and 9:55 p.m. .omorrow-Low tide, 4:20 a.m. and 4:50 p.m.; high tide, 10:20 a.m. and 10:40 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today?Sun rose, 6:57 a.m.; sun sets, 5:32 j>.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises, C:5C a.m. Moon rises, 8:22 p.m. The City Lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; ex tinguishing begun one hour before sunrise. All arc and Incandescent lamps lighted fif teen minutes aftec sunset and extinguished forty-five minutes before sunrise. Temperature. Midnight, 34; 2 a.m., 30; 5 a.m., 28; 6 a. m., 2d; 8 a.m., 22; 10 a.m.. 32; 12 noon, 37; 2 p.m., 38; 4 p.m., 30; 0 p.m.. 37; 8 p.m., 32; 10 p.m., 28. Maximum. 30. Minimum. 21. Relative Humidity. 8 a.m., 86; 2 p.m., 42; 8 p.m.. 68. Rain fall, 8 p.m. to 8 p.m.. 0. Hours of sun shine, 6.4. Per cent of possible sunshine, 63. Temperature same date last year?Maxi mum, 53; minimum, 32. Temperatures in Other Cities. 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Max. Mln. 8 p.m. Ashevillc, N. C 48 24 86 Atlanta, Ga 52 32 60 Atlantic City, N. J 4<> 21 32 Bismarck, N. Dak 2 -22 2 Boston, Mass 36 20 30 Buffalo, N. Y 20 16 14 Chicago, 111 22 8 18 Cincinnati, OI1I0 26 16 22 Cheyenne. Wyo 40 6 28 Davenport. Iowa 16 2 14 Denver, Col 34 10 24 Des Moines, Iowa 12 -2 10 Galveston. Tex 52 44 52 Helena, Mont 36 16 34 Indianapolis, I rid 22 10 18 Jacksonville, Fla 62 42 52 Kansas City, Mo 80 18 28 Little Hock, Ark 88 28 84 Marquette, Mich 12 2 6 Memphis, Tenn 36 22 82 New Orleans, La 56 40 52 New York, N. V 34 24 32 Nor?h I'latte, Neb 28 8 20 Omaha, Neb 24 2 24 Plttstfburg, Pa 28 18 16 Salt Lake City, Utah 32 28 80 St. I-ouis, Mo 24 18 24 at. Paul, Minn 8 -16 4 Springfield. Ill 22 14 18 Vlcksburg, Miss 82 84 44 HOTEL NO MORE. Old Barton, Once Welcker's, to Be Torn Down. Once the principal hotel In Washington, the old Welcker House, lately known as the Barton Hotel, on 15th street between New York avenue and H street, has changed hands and will be done away with to make room for the new office building of W. B. Hibbs & Co. The property covers an area of 8,250 square feet and the price paid, regarded as extremely reasonable, was approximately $20 per foot. The site has a frontage of seventy-five feet on 15th street and has ample alleys on the south and east sides. The transaction was carried through by H. Rozler Dulany and Frederick May. It Is understood that the owner of the property, a sister of Mrs. Henry May of this city, is at her home In Paris, but a deposit has been made and the deal will be closed with all possible speed. Mr. Hibbs expects to begin building oper ations in the early spring and will have the tearing down of the old structure begun as soon as the deeds are passed to him. He expects to erect a large office building, modern in every respect and as high as the law will allow. The first lloor he will re serve for his own offices. OVER $3,000,000,000. Estimated Value of the Live Stock of the Country. Statistics of the whole live stock produc tion tnd population of the United States , have been announced by the Department of Agriculture. This was no cotton-ginning guess either, but a personally conducted ctnsus compiled at some expense and more trouble. It will be a surprise to many peo ple to know that In spite of the Inroads ot the automobile and other causes tending to lessen production, there are over a billion and a half dollars worth of horses In this country, and the total value of all live ?etock enumerated amounts to $3,055,380,443. The detailed list of classes was as follows: . Average Price Per Kami Animals. No. Head. Values. Hortes 18,718.578 $80.72 $1,510,880,906 Mules 3,404,361 IKS.31 334.680,520 Milch cows 19,703.866 1!9.44 5S2.788.382 Other cattle 47.007.656 15.85 746.171.700 .Sheep 50,631,619 3.54 179.056,144 Swine 52.102,847 6.18 321,802,571 The number of farm animals, as state-! in the above table, represent, as nearly as ascertainable, the actual number of eacti specified class on farms and ranges on Jan uary 1. The figures are the result of a very careful investigation by the agents and correspondents ol the bureau, who used all availuble means to secure accurate in formation. CONVICTED OF FORGERY. Brooklyn Lawyer Uttered Fraud Deed Conveying Property. NEW YORK. February 10.?BenJ. E. Val entine, a wealthy Brooklyn lawyer, was convicted by a jury In Mlnvoia, 1?. 1., toCay of uttering a forged deed conveying prop erty from his wife to tils rnoth-jr. 'lie property is located in oandlturs', 1., and In Call.ornlu. When Valcitme's wile died a few years ago she bequeathed a life Interest In her property to Ids aio n*;r and piovided that upon the death of the mother it should revert to ine cU!Mren#of the testatrix, -the wife. Two years after his wife's <?oath Va tn tlne filed the forged deed by which the property was conveyed to his mo;Her out right. The signature forged iva.i that of his wife. Valentine was lel -ased on bail pending argument by hie counsel to set aside the verdict. New Yorker Died on Steamer. NEW YORK, February 10.-Cable dis patches from Naples announcing the oeutU on the steamer Republic of Anderson Fowler of New York, an Importer and coal and mining operator, were leciived here today. Mr. Fowler left New York on the Republic January 26. and the steamer was due to arrive at Nap es today, lie was director in a number or corporations, among them the Pittsburg an.l Fairmount Fuel Company and the Allegheny Iron j-r.d Ore Company. ARMY MO WW NEWS Approval of Sentences in Local Courts-Martial. Gen. Grant, commanding the Department of the East, has approved the sentences or courts-martial in the cases of four enlisted men stationed in this vicinity. Private John F\ Fitzgerald, Hospital Corps, at Washington barracks, was con victed of drunkenness and disorderly con duct and sentenced to one month'u confine ment at hard labor o;-.d to forfeit $10 of his pay. Private Clarence It. Funk. 44th Company, Coast Artillery, stationed at Fort Washing ton, was found guilty of desertion and sen tenced to be d shonorably discharged, to forfeit pay and allowances and to imprison ment at hard labor for two years. Private Samuel E. Moorehead. Troop E, 13th Cavalry, at Fort Myer. was sentenced to sixty days' confinement at hard labor and to forfeit ?!.'? of his pay on conviction of the charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. Private William Norton, lid Battalion or Engineers, at Washington barracks, was convicted of a similar charge (four previous convictions being considered) and sentenced to four months' imprisonment at liard lafcor and to forfeit $?o of his pay. Transferred to Engineer Corps. The dwindling Corps of Civil Engineers In the navy received a recruit this week in the person of Midshipman Samuel Gordon of New York, on duty at the Naval Academy as an Instructor in the department or physics and chemistry. He was graduated last February, but failed to meet the phys ical requirements of the service. He ap plied for transfer to the Corps of Civil En gineers, and his application was approved by Rear Admiral Endlcott, chief of the bu reau of yards and docks. On his recom mendation Midshipman Gordon will take special course of Instruction at one of the technical schools to fit him for his new duties. Expert Military Shots. Gen. Grant, commanding the Department of the East, has published the following list of expert riflemen who qualified with organizations now in that department while on foreign service: First Sergt. Edward A. Strachan, Troop H, 13th Cavalry: Private Alex. Johnson, Company B, Oth Infantry; Private Anthony Scanlan, Company B, Oth Infantry: Private Benjamin Enleo, Com pany B, 23d Infantry; Sergt. Fred McDon ald, Company A. 23d Infantry; Sergt. Fran cis Taylor. Company A. 23d Infantry; y. M. Sergt. Frank Rich, Company D, 23d In fantry; Corporal James A. Whittler, Com pany E. 23d Infantry; Cook Joshua E. Roney, Company G, 23d Infantry; Private Sylvester Potter. Company I, 23d infantry; Artificer George Howard. Company K. 23d Infantry; Sergt. Francois Trouchet, Com pany L, 23d Infantry; Corporal Joseph Krlsc. Company I,, 23d Infantry. It announced also that Second Lieut. Quinn Gray, 13th Company. Coast Artillery, and Private Edward Lllllck. 57th Company, Coast Artillery, are the best rifle shots in their company. Uniformity in Army and Navy. Steps are being taken by the naval offi cials to establish uniformity In the small arms and machine guns used by the army and the navy so that the same ammunition used by one branch may be used by the other. Estimates amounting to more than $1,000,000 have been prepared by the navy ordnance officers to carry out that Idea.' The change in calibres of naval guns hith erto has been without regard to what the army was doing, and it was only after a joint board was convened that it was real ized that it was poor policy to have dif ferent calibres of small arms in the two services. The navy has been using a rifle of about a quarter of an inch In diameter, whlie the army rifle was three-tenths of an inch. It is the plan to have the Navy De partment buy all the rifles for the use or the navy fron) the army and to obtain ma chine guns using the same cartridge from private firms. The sum of $1,100,000 will equip all the vessels now completed with the new arms with necessary equipment and about a year's supply of ammunition. Naval Search Problem. The many vessels of the Atlantic fleet which recently finished a series of maneuv ers near Culebra are now scattered among the ports of the lower West Indies for the purpose of giving the crews a short season of liberty preparatory to engaging in the naval search problem. This will Involve in teresting experiments in wireless telegraphy by a system of relaying messages from ship to ship. That method of marine communi- > cation is expected to have Important results as tending to Interfere with. If not to en tirely destroy, the secrecy which has hith erto been a leading feature of naval strat egy. Following the search problem the ves sels will rendezvous at Guantanamo and en gage in target practice. The ranges there afford facilities for small arms practice by 3,000 men a day. Later the vessels will proceed to Pensacola for further target practice. Figurehead for New Battleship. A large figurehead representing the coat of arms of the United States has been placed on the bow of the new battleship Connecticut, which is being constructed in the New York navy yard. The figurehead Is one of the finest and largest in existence. The scroll work on it runs well back along the back on each side. Painters have start ed to give the ship a garb of white. Major Evans' New Command. By direction of the President, Major Wil liam P. Evans has been relieved from duty in the military secretary's department. Ho is also relieved from duty in the oliice of the military secretary at the War Depart ment and ordered to assume command of Fort Slocum, N. Y., and the recruit depot at that post. New Shoe for BluejacV'ts. The Navy Department has now shoe for the enlisted force ol i Jt Is of the Oxford blucher-type ?. . scuts a much neater appearance than Uio shoe which it displaces, which was of the flat and formless style, contributing to ncituer the appearance nor comfort of the wearer. There is an interest attaching lo thU new style of shoe on the theory that the con formity of the foot of tho average enlisted man has changed in recent years. More Naval Commissions. Commissions have been Issued to Rear Admiral C. H. Stockton, Capi. W. H. Turn er, Capt. K. Rohrer, Capt. T. S. Phelps, jr., Capt. A. G. Berry, Commander J. C. Gill more; Commander T. D. Griffin, Commander C. A. Gove. Commander D. W. Coffman, Commander R. T. Mulligan, Lieut. Com mander J. H. Sypher, Lieut. Commander A. H. Scales, Lieut. Commander A. T. Long. Lieut. Commander G. W. Logan, I Lieut. Commander L. C. Bertolette, Lieut | Commander B. C. Bryan, Lieut. Commander E. H. Durell. Commander Nicholson's Detail. I Commander Reginald F. Nicholson, lately in command of the cruiser Tacoina, while ! that vessel was engaged in service in West Indian waters, and particularly at Santo Domingo, has been assigned to duty as as sistant chief of the naval bureau of equlp I inent in this city. Illness of Ounner McGregor. Gunner F. A. McGregor of the navy has been ordered transferred from the naval hospital, New York, to the naval hospital, Philadelphia. Reduction of Capt. Curtis. Capt. Arthur F. Curtis, Artillery Corps, was recently convicted lA' cour:-nnrti il at San Francisco of the Aarge of drunken ness and sentenced to be reduced tea num bers on the lineal list of captains of .ar tillery in the army. The sentence was ap proved by General Funston, the depart ment commander. Army Orders. Second Lieut. Pat M. Stevens. 23d In fantry. has been ordered to examination for promotion. Major Robert F. Ames, 10th Infantry, hns Last W@?k the Great Ra a.Bo Mail Orders Filled. 89c. $2.50 and $3.00 IMPORTED Full Hollow Ground and Set RAZORS, 89c. for Use. NOTICE! The largest Import house In America has continued their sale for one more week of their entire line of 1H0R Sample Razors at SDc. Every razor put in perfcct condition by their representative in charge of sa> Thev are all high-grade simples. The assortment comprises all the well-known makes. Including the "Wade At Itutch er," "Brandt." "Ern," "Rogers." "W'ostenholm" Pipe Razor. "X-L-N-T" and 30 popular brands of all the famous makers. In fact, we have been selling the same Identical razors as high as $2.50 and $3.00 each. Every razor is guaranteed perfect and set ready for use. Any razor sold that does not give perfect satisfaction can be exchanged. Special attention will be given to mail orders and razors carefully selected. Barbers and our customers should take advantago of tills great sale, as these arc all liigh-$rade goods. Cut prices on Shaving Brushes, Razor Strops and Barberj' Supplies. ALL RAZORS bought here this week will be honed and set free of charge by the man in our window. We will also place on sale 500 of the famous "Brandt" Self-honing Razor Strops. These Strops are sold and advertised even-where at $2.00. Our price during this sale will be S9c. each. This Is the only Strop In the world that will hone and strop your razor at the same time. A chance of a lifetime to buy the best Strop on the market today at half price. We fill mail orders. + + t t + + + + + EXTRA SPECIAL.?We have secured 500 more of the Wonderful Japanese Water Hones, direct from the importer. They sharpen anything. Will last a life time. Regular price, 50c. Our price during this sale will be 29c. ii Cut?Rubber Goods Drags Toilet Articles?Cut MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, jThree days of money-saving opportunity the like off which is seldom given T - J Drug Department Cuts. Little Liver Pills, 40 In bottle, 7c.; make livers lively. 4 for 25c. 25c. Quinine Pills, 2-gr.; 100 for 18c. 40c. Lleblg's Process Beef 21c. 15c. Belladonna and Belladonna and Capsicum Porous t tasters 7c. 4 for 25c. 50c. Lleblg's Beef," Iron and Wine; the best blood maker; pint 25c, 35c. Dr. Graham's Dyspepsia Tablets; a sure cure 19c. $1.00 Munyon Inhalers; cure catarrh; complete 49c. 15c. Full Pound Epsom Salts 5c. 25c. Laxative Quinine Tablets; a great cold cure 15c. 10c. Dr. Graham's Headache Cure...6c. $1.00 Liquid Ozone, the Germ Killer; this sale only 39c. 50c. Pure Norway Cod Liver Oil; the finest imported; pint 25c. 25c. Peroxide Hydrogen; the best an tiseptic 15c. 25c. Kidney Plasters; this sale only; 2 for 25c. 15c. Borax, 20-Mule Team; full lb....8c. 10c. Soda Mint or Chlorate Potash Tab lets 6c $1.00 Wine of Cod Liver Oil, for coughs; pleasant to take; full pint 49c.' 75c. Emulsion Cod Liver Oil, for old coughs and new ones; special 39c. 50c. English Glycerine; full lb 32c. 20c. Rock Candy4 Crystals, the best; lb 12c. 40c. Syrup of White Pine; best for coughs, ii oz. bottle 21c. 25c. Pitcher's Castoria, special 15c. SPECIAL OFFER. Cut out this ad. and bring it to us any time within 30 days and we will g.ve you the goods at advertised prices. 25c. Lithia Table's, 5-grain; quality guaranteed 15c. 25c. Cherrl Tone Pectoral for coughs and colds 14c. 25c. Syrup Figs 17c. $1.00 Syrup Hypophosphites; a splendid tonic 63c. 25c. bottle Calomel Tablets; 100 any ?strength 15c. 25c. Asafoetlda Pills. U. S. P.: 100 for 15c. ToiEetGoods Department. 25c. Mennen's Talcum 11c. 25c. Japanese Perfume; Violet, Rose. Tokio Bouquet or Nadjl; per ounce, 9c. 25c. Bay Rum. Florida Water, Violet Witch Hazel or Violet Ammonia; full 8-ounce bottle 10c. 25c. Almond Meal; fine for the skin. .9c. 25c. Japalmo Lotion for chapped hands; special 19c. 10c. Almond Cold Cream 7c. 10c. Camphor Ice 7c. 25c. Sozodont, Sanitol and all the lead ing dentifrices 17c. 25c. Massage Cream In tubes; special. 10c. 25c. Cucumber Cream; a bea.utifier..l4c. 50c. Woodbury's Massage Cream 39c. $1.00 Modene, removes superfluous hair 69c. FREE?To every purchaser on Mon day, Tuesday or Wednesday we will give free a 10c. package of Orangeine, the great headache cure. 50c. Fompellan Massage Cream; special, 34c. 25c. Perfumed Tooth Soap; makes teeth of pearl He. 25c. Witch Hazel, full pint, double distilled 15c. 25c. Tooth Bnish, English bilstles, 4 and 5-row brushes, brlstlt s guar anteed 17c. 35c. Prophylactic Tooth Brushes. . . 2.V. 50c. German Imported Combs, hand finished. Specie! 3Dc. 25c. Imported Combs-a great value. 19o. 15c. bar Castile Soap, white or green, one- pound bar ?c. 10c. Honey Glycerin? and Oatmeal Soaps, damaged wrappers. Spe cial 5c. 20c. Walnutta. Hair Stain, restores gray hair. Special 9c. 5c, Castile Soap. 3 cakes for 10c. Williams' Shading Soap. Special.... 5c. 5c. Ivory Soap 4c. 25c. Barnard's Cream for the Com plexion 11c. Rubber Goods & Sundries. $1.50 Rubber Gloves, not the depart ment store kind; every pair guar anteed 49c. 76c. Fountain Syringes 49c. $1.00 Fountain Syringes. 2-qt.. guar anteed one year 57c. $2.00 Combination Fountain Syringes. $1.09 50c. Medicine Atomizers....; 29c. 50c. Bulb Syringes, guaranteed 37c. $1.00 Water Bottles. t-quart, war ranted one year K3c. $2.00 Water Bottles. 2-qt.. pure Para rubber, cloth inserted; will last for years $l.u& 15c. Combination Package Nursing Bottle?bottle, brush and nlppl*?all for Itc. 'Phone Free Delivery. 'Phone and Mail Orders Filled.! PEliP PR r JT. t " PW PLI3 rm 10 ?. been granted one month's leave on account of disability. , Col. John Van R. Van Hoff. assistant sur geon general, has been relieved from duty at Fort Leavenworth. Kan., and ordered to Omaha. Neb., for duty as chief surgeon of the Department of the Missouri. Marine Corps Orders. Second Lieuts. Charles S. McReynolds, C. F. B. Price. John E. Semmes and Logan Tucker have been ordered to the Marine School of Instruction, at Annapolis, for in struction. First Lieut. Province McCormick, Jr.. un expired leave revoked and ordered to duty at the marine barracks, Portsmouth, N. H. First Lieut. Wm. A. Howard has been granted leave for two months and Second Lieut. Maurice V. Campbell for three months, on account of sickness In each case. Latest Fashions for Dogs. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, February 10.?The dog outfit ter who created a mild sensation at Christ mas time by displaying dogs' boots, tailor made coats, collars and foot warmers, Is now receiving orders from Paris for smart tweeds. The dogs' coats made in Paris are said to b" a little too fancy and the French ladies who own dogs have developed a taste for tweeds and shepherd's plaids with which to dress their pets. They claim to have dis covered that even a bull dog feels deeply hi miliated at having to appear in public in a bright scarlet coat lined with satin and piovided with a pocket from which peeps a tiny handkerchief. MIXED SCHOOL DECISION. Kansas Supreme Court Rules Favor able in Negro's Appeal. TOPEKA, Kan., February 10.?'The state supreme court today decided that In the absence of a state statute granting such power, boards of education In cities or the second class have no right to separate negro children from whites In the public schools. The case that brought forth the decision came from Coffeyville, where "Bud" Cartwrlght, a negro, demanded that his daughter be admitted to the same school room with white children, although a separate room was provided lor the negroes. Mandamus proceedings were brought before the supreme court to com pel the board to admit the Cartwrlght girl. Today's decision does not affect that re cently rendered by the same eourc uphold ing the act passed by the last legislature, providing for the separation of white and negro children In public schools in cities of the iirst class. RESCUED FROM A MOB. Negro Escaped New York Pursuers Who Threatened Lynching. NEW YORK, February 10.--A thousand men and boys today jeered at a squad of policemen, who, with drawn revolvers, pro tected Clarence Brooks, a negro, from the crowd which threatened to lynch him. The negro had been pursued through one of the city's busiest centers after a sensational shooting affray in wliloii another negro was killed. Both the shooting and the chase took place on 7th avenue near 30th street at an hour when the streets were tlwonged. Brooks, when rescued by a mounted po liceman from pursuers, was placed in an express wagon and other policemen sur rounded the vehicle. It was then hurried to the nearest police station. Brooks is charged with shooting William Mitchell. He met him coming out of a 7Ui avenue billiard room and Instantly opened fire. He fired several bullets Into Mitchell's body after the latter had fallen helpless upon the sidewalk, but when he s ? w the gathering crowd he fled. Mitchell was dend when picked up. MASS. AVENUE RESIDENCE. A Site With a Frontage of More Than 100 Feet. A large building site has been bought by Mr. Hennon,Jennings comprising the north east corner" of Massachusetts avenue and Sheridan Circle. There are three lots in the purchase, which gives a total frontage on Massachusetts avenue of 110 feet and on the circle of 40 feet; the area is nearly 11,000 square feet. The transaction was made by Robert K. Shepard through Westcott & Story, real es tate brokers. It Is announced that the purpose of the new owner is to improve the property by the erection of a house for his own use. For the present he has leased the residence formerly occupied by Mrs. Barney on Rhode island avenue.