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llil P. t PORTLAND 5 AND 1 1 NORTHWEST 1 WITHOUT CHANGE * % ? VIA % (0 i, February 15 to April 7. 19fi6 Colonist rates to all points in the northwest, from ? CHICAGO. . $33. | ST. LOUIS . DAILY $ SHORT ROUTE FAST TIME sffe ^ SMOOTH ROADBED $ * Tourist Sleeping Cars a Specialty w ? Inquire of !* R. Tenbroeck, $ 287 Broadway, New York. S ;% f?17A28-2t.50 * ?< aw.-**-* V" EHICLE DEPOT. We havr the vehicle you w.int. and It's priori well within the amount you have calculated on paying. TC <'arr1age 4fl4 46?J Pa.ar.n.w. ? * vPlUlIlilJ^ Itrposltorr. 'Phone Main 3444. f*17-<M | ?The Most | ?DeSSicious off | I BLENDED 1 |COFFEES | S ??is Cornwell's famous blend y of (>1<1 Mandehling Java and s ^ Arabian Mocha. Its delight fill flavor and aroma are un- & 5| equaled, Fresh roasted daily * ? on the premises. Price, 38c. $ |> pound. |j II7()iir "Boston Blend" Is also an 3$ excellent coffee. Price, UiSo. lb. pk | Q. Q. CornweSi <& Son, $. Wholesale and Retail Grocers, ^ 1412-1418 Penna. avenue. ? S fel7-Sa.tn.th.tf.40 W jf yon want *o S"t fq)[^ CURED of jour write to me ami I will tell you how I cot cured of a larc?? rupture of 4?? years? standing In a comparatively short time. Gall or address H LEMOINK. 215 7th st. n e , Wash . D. O. fell 71.7 rapery Stuffs of Rare Beauty | ?suitable tor drawing rooms, ? jj reception halls, libraries, etc.? g ? constitute an important feature >| g of our stocks. S5 t'THardwood Parquetry Floors, laid & and polished complete, 25c. sq. ft. t |Wurdemani<&COo,| ft INTERIOR DECORATORS A FIRMSHERS, jr 610 12th Street, 5orth of?j\* si Jt fel7-Sa.tn.th, 30 ? PaintBrush FREE Model PaiotSo It Vier*'* any painting to be done about the house now is tne time to do It bef'ffe the rtiea and Insects arrive. I.et u?. send you up a can of Model Ready mixed Paint, any color desired with Paint liruah 1] Included 11 ?> C ? C<Gl 0 Mail or 'phone orders promptly delivered. Hod<Hkin'<; ''""it ?n<l Depot. IIUU^IVIIl S 918 7th st.'Phone M.2706. _ f?16-28d SPECIAL SALE. $1.00. 3 One pair of glasses to tee near and far. 4(T< Discount on Oculists' Prescriptions. A. KAHN, 933 F STREET. f el.Vend 151* 10 Hubbard Heating Co f Twenty-flve years' experience. Steam and Hot Water Heating. largest, most complete and best equipped shop In Washington de voted exclusively to this class of work. Repairing and Remodeling. We will estimate for you. Officcs, 918 F Street N.W. Telephone Main 448. mt>28 tf Trying to Dislodge Wltte. Information Ins readied the Associated Press that the desperate struggle which has been rasing in the government between the reactionary and the progressive forces is approaching a culmination and must end within a few days In the resignation or elther Minister of the Interior Durnovo, who Is leading the movement for thorough-go ing repret-^iont or of Premier Wltte and several other members of the cabinet. The question at Issue Is the withdrawal of the extraordinary powers confided In governor generals throughout the empire, which In many cases. It is alleged, have been exer cised for the repression not only of political disorders, but also of the politcal activity of the parties. The discussing has reached such nn acute and passionate ^fage In the cabinet that no other Issue than tiie fall of one faction or the other Is possible. The chances of vic tory Incline to the side of Count Wltte, who Insists that the governor generals must be deprived of their extreme powers within a ?fortniglit In order to remove the restrictions upon a free electoral campaign. Hamliue Revival Services. The revival im tings In progress at Ham line Church the past two weeks will close Monday evening. Dr. Mahood tomorrow morning I- to preach a sermon In reply to the many r?que s concerning cliurch mem bers and amusements, his subject being "Cutting the Anchors." I11 the evening his dix ours v. ill be "Falf. Refuges Ills final s?nno!i Monday evening will b" delivered efpc'lally to those who have professed con version during the series of meeting' with "Fldillty" -s ti c topic. IJr Mahood and the pas lor of the church, l>r Dotiey, lrive been sld< il 111 their work by Miss lda? Minor and Miss Sanfonl. deacon?vses. aiul others. The pastor annouried that 112 persons pro filed conversion up to last evening. At the close of Dr Maliond'g labors here he will l?ave for Ohio, and In April he expects to c< ntlnue his work on the l'aclflc coast. Hamilton College Alumni. The members of the Hamilton College Alumni Association have arranged to hold their annual meeting and dinner this even ing at tiie Shorehani. The list of those who will make addresses In 'hides the president of the college. TO CtTBE A COLD IK ONE DAT r Take I.AXATITR BROMO QutalS* Tablet* "BrugiclitK refund nioner If It falls to cut*. W. GROVES signature Is vo <a k box. US*. GKEENE-&AYNOR TRIAL JUDGE SPEERS EMPHATIC LAST GUAGE AT TODAY S OPENING. SAVANNAH, Ga.. February J7.?"I see that at the way we are going we will never (ret through with this case. Anybody can see that either somebody will get sick or something extraortlinarjfcwili happen that will end this case just on the ordinary cal culation of chances. I will allow you. to ask the question. Mr. Erwin. but hereafter X 'am going to enforce the rule, and you may rely upon it that I am going to end this case somehow." This remark was made by Judge Speer soon after the resumption of the Greene Gaynor trini today, when the matter of the right of government's counsel to again ex amine Engineer Arthur S. Cooper arose. A question was asked, and elicited the reply that the brush mattresses used in the con struction of the Tybee breakwater were en tirely unsuited. E. R. Conant, assl.^ant engineer, who act ed as inspector on~She Savannah harbor work, testified that he had been toid by Carter to continue the work on the 1S02 con tract, as was being done at the time Conant was employed. The witness said that upon being placed in charge he complained to the contractors' agents that he couldn't pass work of the character that was being put in. The witness said he referred particularly to the mattresses and the fascines. Fascines Were Defective. "I considered the fascines defective," he said; "not near as good as I had been in the habit of requiring in other places. They were very much below the proper quality? not properly made and did not contain the amount of brush they should have con tained." "Did you complain to Capt. Carter?" "I would have if 1 had been on the work long enough. but 1 was only there two or three days. 1 was moved the day after I made the complaints." The witness said that after being re moved from th<^ Savannah harbor work, where lie was too rigid iu his inspection, he was sent to Augusta to watch the carry ing out of the A. J. Twiggs contract, which had gone to "an alleged outsider." Capt. Carter accompanied him to Augusta and to the scene of the work, which was v/ell under way. Capt. Carter rejected probably 100 fascines and called on Mr. Twiggs to make a fascine on the spot, Cr.pt. Carter taking a hatchet and showing how the brush should be trimmed. The i witness testified that Carter was exacting one' severe in the matter of the Twiggs ccntract, whereas he was markedly ditrer ent in the matter of the Greene and Gay noi contract. lie forced the contract from Twiggs, it was asserted, by this policy. FIRST CAR RUNS TODAY. Traffic Over Old Dominion and Great Falls Road. The first car to go over the roadbed of the Old Dominion and Great Falls railroad made the trip today. A car was started out from the power house on the Virginia side of tlie river, near tlie entrance on that side, to the Aqueduct bridge. Officials of the company, as well as representatives of the Westinghouse Company that furnished the electrical equipment, were on board the car. The car ran a'ong smoothly over the road bed that has been constructed with the idea that it is to last for some time. At any rate it is of the most substantial character. No hlich or hindrance to the progress of t lie rapidly-moving car was found along tlie entire distance from the bridge to the end of the line, which Is some fourteen miles. As the road passes through a section of country that has not had a railroad the appearance of the car as the signal that the work of building and equipping the road was finished no doubt was a cause of re joicing to all the residents, who will now have a rapid and easy means of communi cation with the city. The officials of the company, Mr. Colin W. Livingston, who is a director, and Mr. F. M. Lande, chief engineer, expressed their satisfaction with the result of the trial trip and the condition of the road, and especially of the ability to develop high speed. Aas a rate thirty-five or forty milea was reached. Mr. llenrv R. Kent, the superintendent of the electric company came on from New York to go on the trip, and the superin tendent of construction, Mr. H. H. Effeltyn, was the subject of congratulation. On the return from the upper part of Virginia, where the Great Falls of the Potomac are located, the car continued over the Aque duct bridge to the end of the line at the head of SOth street. It is expected that the road will be turned over to the company by the construction company some time next week, and then the regular operation of the cars will be begun. OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY. Detectives at Work on the Case of the Caspers. The police of this city and of Baltimore are continuing their efforts to fix the own ership of the property which was found In the possession of Mr. and Mrs. E. Casper, arrested in Baltimore on information given by the local detective bureau. From the local dealer with whom the pair transacted business the local detectives obtained twen ty-one pairs of trousers, two pairs of shoes and two coats. Isaac Hamburger came here from Baltimore this morning and Identi fied one of the pairs of trousers recovered as belonging to him.; Unless more are identified here It is expected that the unl I dentified clothing will he sent to the monu mental city to be inspected. Representatives of several department stores in this city accompanied Detective O'Brien to Baltimore this morning to iden tify, if possible, some of the property that was found in the room occupied by the Caspers. RESTORED TO THE SERVICE. Reinstatement of Joseph Fought, Whom Custer Praised for Bravery. President Roosevelt, by executive order, has restored to the classified civil service Joseph Fought, one of the bravest soldiers of the civil war. Fought was dismissed from the government service in 1893. He tried to get back into it as a laborer several years ago, but there was opposition to it on the part of tho civil service commission. The President interfered at that time and Fought was put on the laborer's rolls of the treasury. He has recently been serving as a watchmen. The G. A. R. com rades of Fought have been untiring In their efforts In his behalf and were successful a few days ago In getting from the President an executive order restoring him so that he can become a clerk. Fought served throughout the civil war with Gen. Custer as a bugler and aid, also doing hazardous work within the lines of tiie confederates. Gen. Custer said that if called upon to name the bravest and most Intelligent man on his staff during the war he would be compelled to say It was Fought. -The President In issuing tho civil service order referred both to Fought's g <od record in the government service and to his splendid military record. Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $864,798; government receipts from internal revenue, $7C.;>,V.W; customs, (<121,021: miscellaneous, $157,301; expendi tures, i2.y2u.ooo. Spanish War Camps and Auxiliaries. Arrangements have been made for a meet ing of the six camps of Spanish War Vet erans in the District, the Ladles Auxiliaries, the Lineal Society and the lady relatives and friends of these organizations to be held at ? o'clock this evening at headquar ters, 710 0th street northwest. As the result of a lovers' quarrel at Buf falo Wednesday afternoon. Miss May Van Sickle, aged twenty years, and Lawrence Spose. both of Niagara Falls, are in the hospital suffering from bullet wounds alleg ed to have been inflicted by Sposc. The girl is expected to dl?. THE MOROCCAN PARLE! A REPORTED SERIOUS FRENCH ! EFFORT TOWARD CONCILIATION, ALGKOIRAS. Spain.-February 17.?An im portant step forward has been made In tha main Franco-German controversy over the Question of the control of the Moroccan police. Last night M. Kevoil, the ranking French delegate, sought Herr Von Radowitz, the German envoy, and delivered to him a writ ten response to the proposition the Germans had previously submitted. Secrecy Is guarded upon the contents of the French document, but it is known to be a serious effort toward conciliation. GOING OVER THE EXPENSES. Scrutiny of Estimates by House Com mittee on Appropriations. In its preparation of the legislative, exec utive and judicial appropriation bill the House committee on appropriations Is mak ing a close canvass of the necessity for practically every item asked for by the various departments of the government. In tills connection attention liar! been called to the Library of Congress. An item is esti mated for which has excited some curiosity. It is for the crectlon of a separate building in the court of the library for the storage of newspapers?a newspaper stack, as it Is technically called. For this purpose $180,000 is asked, and the iTecessity is emphasized by the statement that the rapid advance ment in library science and in the making of books and newspapers is filling the mammoth building much more rapidly than its designers anticipated, so that the time when it will be filled to its capacity is not far distant is the library if to keep up with the book production. An alternative proposition has been set forth, which is to build one or more stories of the newspaper stack at first and, aa the space is required, extend it upward. Whether or not this will be accepted by the committee has not been indicated. In reply to questions. Mr. Green said that he was in charge of the construction of the National Museum building, for whiQh he gets ?J,000 a year extra. He also said that he had done work for outside parties, who were his friends. He looked after the building of the New Willard Ho tel, and was now engaged in the same ca pacity regardii.g the construction of an addition to the Raleigh. He was also gen eral adviser to the commission building the state capitol at Harrisburg. Pa. Regarding the National Museum, Air. Green said he considered It a bagatelle in comparison with the services rendered. The work at Harrisburg. he said, was now ended; that It had lasted three years. Taking up the total amount asked for for the custody and care of the Library building, .Mr. Tawney stated that It was in round numbers .*&<>,<XH> a year. "1 figure that," he continued, "as about one and three-tenths per cent of the original cost of the building. 1 also ascertained from fin examination of the appropriation bills that for the same sort of work and the same sort of service that you are perform ing for the maintenance and care of the Capitol building, which is twice the size of the library, the cost is only $65,(KK), and this is an old building, needing constant repairs." Mr. Green took Issue with Mr. Tawney that the Capitol was twice J:he size of the Library. He then went into detail as to the work his corps of assistants performed, and said he could not figure out how the estimates were to be reduced. That there is a constant tendency on the part of government departments to divert appropriations made by Congress for one purpose to some other end has just been testified to before the eohimittee by Con troller Tracowell of the Treasury Depart ment. ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATED. Exercises in Honor of Miss Frances E. Willard's Memory. The eighth anniversary of the death of Frances E. Willard will be observed this evening by the Central "V." of the W. C. T. IT,, when a picture of the great tem perance leader will be presented to the Washington Seminary. Mrs. C. E. Emig, president of Central Y., has charge of the presentation exercises, and Mrs. Delia G. Smallwood, principal, will accept the pic ture on behalf of the school. At the Gage Public School, 2d street near U street northwest, a picture of Miss Wil lard was presented at 3 o'clock yesterday by the Bloomingdale Y. The pupils march ed to the strains of a national anthem to the main hall of the building under charge of their tegcliers, and listened attentively to the brief exercises. Mrs Gallagher, wife of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Gallagher of Rust Hall, gave an address upon the life of Miss Willard, and told of her work in this and other lands in the cause of temperance. The picture was then unveiled by two little giris, who untied the white ribbons that held the covering In place. Mrs. Don P. Blaine, president of the V. branch of the District of Columbia, made the presentation address at the request and on behalf of the Bloomingdale Y., of which Miss Lucy Beale is president. Mrs. Walker, principal of the school, re sponded briefly, accepting the picture and 'hanking the young people of the Bloom ingdale Y. for their gift. The exercises closed with the Lord's prayer, which was recited in concert by the school, led by Rev. Mr. Jeffreys of St. Paul's M. E. Church. Among the guests present were Supervising Principal Patterson. Mrs. Clinton Smith, president of the District W. C. T. P.; Misses Beale and Carr of Bloomingdale Y.; Mrs. C. E. Emig. president of Central Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Holton and Mrs. Hoyt A. Holton, Mrs. Edith Willey and others. At the Eastern High School yesterday morning the unveiling of Miss Willard's picture was a pleasing feature. Two little tots, Mary Stein and Elizabeth Ragsdale, dressed in white, with winds tied with white ribbon bows, lifted the Hag that cov ered the picture. Misses Julia Potter, Mamie Williams, Margaret Kephart, vice presidents of East ern Y., were on the platform, and repre sentatives from nearly all the "Y." unions of the District were present. Remarkable Naval Y. M. C. A. Meet ing:. Special Disyatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., February 1".?At a meeting at the Norfolk naval training sta tion today incidental to the Vlrgina Y. M. C. A. state convention, In session here, 225 naval sailors signed cards pledging themselves to lead Christian lives. There were 1,200 present. Addresses were made by Fred B. Smith of New York and Roar Admiral Harrington, command ing this naval station. The meeting was declared to be the most remarkable of its kind on record. Dollar for Dollar. The Capitol Height's Citizens' Associa tion at a meeting l^st evening, voted to Is sue a circular Inviting all lot owners to become members of the association, and to assist In the making of improvements. Mr. Zantnger lias agreed to contribute J1 for every dollar given by the association for Improvements. FIreboat Extinguished Blaze. An alleged defective chimney caused a small blaze In a house at 12r>2 6th street southwest this afternoon, which resulted In about J10 damage. The crew of the fire boat were called and extinguished the flames. The house is owned by C. II. Par ker and Is occupied by George Schrier. Mrs. Catharine L. Benteen Dead. The death of Mrs. Catherine"L. Benteen. diwod of General Benteen, occurred today In this city. The late Gen. Benteen was noted as an Indian fighter and toon a leading part In the battle of' Wounded Knee as a captain In the noted 7th Cav alry, where he distinguished himself by his bravery. It is announced that the funeral of Mrs. Benteen will take place at 11:30 o'clocK Monday forenoon from 8t. Thomas' Epis copal Church. She will be burled beside hci husband at Arlington. VENEZUELAN STATUS PREPARATIONS FOR WAR HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. CARACAS. Venezuela, Thursday. Febru ary 15, via Willemstad, Island of Ou/acao, February 17.?The preparations for war it the Venezuelan ports have-been completed. A large quantity of ammunition arrived in Venezuela last week. All the foreign consuls, consular agents and other foreign officials have been abso lutely forbidden to go on board steamers at Venezuelan ports without first obtaining official permission. The American minister, Mr. Russell, wiio has been suffering from an indisposition, has gone- to Macuto to recuperate. New Minister to United States. The Venezuelan government has appoint ed Guzman Garbiras to be minister to the Unlted States In place of N. Veloz-Golticoa, who offended President Castro by voting to hold the Pan-American congress at li!o Jarelro. TANTALUS CLUB MEETING. Representative Cassel the Host Last Evening. Representative Cassel of Pennsylvania was the host at a reunion of the Tantalus Club at the Shoreham last evening-. The guest of honor was former Representative Samuel L. Powers of Massachusetts, one time president of the organization. The club was organized during the Fifty-seventh Cci gress and embraced In Its membership the republicans who were serving their first term in the House. They gave several dinners noted for the wit and brilliancy of the orators and the satires which the club produced on public men and Important questions. The organization was Kept up during the last Congress, but Mr. Powers having retired from congressional life, the club was allowed to languish until last night, when Mr. Cassel revived it. The members present were Samuel 1.. Powers, Massachusetts, Senator George Sutherland, former member of the House. X'tah; A. In itiates, Pennsylvania; J. A. Beidler, Ohio; Sper.cer Blackburn, North Carolina; Web ster E. Brown, Wisconsin; H. Burd Cassell, Pennsylvania; Frank D. Currier, New Hampshire; Ellas Deemer, Pennsylvania; \\ illiam H. Draper, New York; David J Foster, Vermont; Joseph. H. Gaines, West Virginia; A. P. Gardner, Massachusetts; E. S. Holliday. Indiana; J. A. Hughes, West Virginia; T. F. Marshall, North Dako ta; E. W. Martin, South Difkota; It. M. Nevin, Ohio; H. W. Palmer, Pennsylva nia; George A. Patterson. Pennsylvania; Charles F. Scott, Kansas, and Charles Q. Tirrell, Massachusetts. Other guests were Walter I. Smith, Iowa, adopted, and t lie following "antis:" Harvey S. Irwin, Ken tucky; Montague Lessler. New York; B. S. Rodey, New Mexico, and Charles R. Srhirm, Maryland. Rev. A. P. Doyle Principal Speaker. Rev. A. P. Doyle, rector of the Apostolic Mission House, this city, is announced as the principal speaker at a fourth degree banquet of the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn., on Washington's birth day anniversary. Davenport's Chalk Talk. Homer Davenport, the caricaturist and cartoonist, gave a chalk talk at the Colum bia Theater yesterday afternoon to an ap preciative audience. Mr. Davenport was Introduced by Senator Carter as the "un crowned king of living cartoonists." His style and mannerisms were original, pleas ing and interesting, and his lecture, in reality, was the study of his own career. The speaker related incidents of many of the noted men he has known. Mr. Davenport's caricatures of Senators Spocner and Piatt were regarded as of the highest class. Exclusion Law Modified Before the Boycott. To the Editor of The Star: There is an unpublished chapter that ought to be known, both in America and China, in connection with tiie recent modi fication in tlie administration^ of the Chi nese exclusion lav?. The Chinese think that all that has been done in this matter is duo to the fact that they have struck America's "pocket book nerve," and, no doubt, many Americans regretfully accept that view of the case; but the writer hap pens to know that these changes in tne administration of the law in the interest of a better treatment of travelers, students and merchants had been determined upon by President Kooeevc-lt before the boycott was begun, In response to representations made by Dr. Sidney L. Gulick, an Ameri can missionary to China, who called upon the President with reference to this mat ter, in the hope that a modified adminis tration of the law would bring many stu dents to this country to etucly. President Roosevelt received the suggestions of Mr. Gulick very cordially, and sent him wltli a note of introduction to the Department of Commerce and Labor, where again the matter was received with lavor, and the changes since accomplished partially agreed upon. it is unfortunate for our national repu tation that before these changes were con summated the boycott had broken out in earnest, and the consummation of these previously considered plans seemed to be be a timid surrender to a commercial at tack, which has quite probably encouraged the Chinese to intensify that attack with a view of securing it larger concessions; but this ill st chapter of the story ought to be generally known for the credit of all concerned. WILBUR 1'". CRAFTS. Tom Thumb Wedding. Plans have been made for the presenta tion of "The Tom Thumb Wedding" next Tuesday evening by the Junior C. E. So ciety of the Whitney Avenue Christian Church. The ceremony for the four-year old bride, Anna May Doyle, and the flve ygar-old groom, Wheeler Mackintosh, will be performed under a large oral wedding bell by Fred Shickler, a nine-year-old min ister. Four little girls, Gertrude Bennie, Elvia Dellinger, Louise Schell and Emily Mann will serve as bridesmaids, while Stinson McCurdy, Russel Hkks and Emily Conn and Charles McKinnnie, are to act as ushers. Others who will assist are liar ley Ashley, ring-bearer; Ksther Shambaugh, maid of honor; Fred Strebiey, best man; Marion Dnmmeyer and Louise McKimmie, llower girls. Among the many distinguished guests who will be present at the reception, which will follow the ceremony, will be "President Roosevelt," George Strebiey; Mrs. Roose velt," Jeanette McKimmie; "Mr. Nicholas Longworth," Benny Vernon; "Mrs. Long wort U," Helen McCurdy: "Admiral Dewey," Edmunfl Whitson; "Miss Helen Gould," Bes sie Mackintosh; "Vice President Fair banks," Charles Vanliorn; "Gov. Edwin P. Warfleld," John Connor; "Mr. Andrew Car negie," Wlntleld Bernhardt; "Mrs. Car gie," May Conn; "Mrs. John J. Astor,-' Elizabeth Bennit; "Commissioner Henry Macfarland," Thaddeus Shultz; "Senator Tillman," Stanley Shaner; "Secretary Taft," Willie Wilson, and "Mrs. Taft," Bes sie Marlow. An Appeal for Johann Roch. SPRINGFIELD, 111., February 1".?On rec ommendation of the state board of pardons Gov. Deneen today heard an application to commute to life imprisonment the sentence of Johann Hoeh. sentenced to be hanged in Chicago, February 23, for wife murder. The board was in session several hours haarlng arguments and considering testimony. Souvenir Edition The Sunday Star Including beautiful photograph ic picture, size 8x14, suitable for franlfng. WAR ON TEXAS FEVER DISEASE DECLARED TO BE CAR RIED BY THE CATTLE TICK. Education as to the nature and possible restriction of Texas fever is one of the mat ters now occupying the attention of the bu reau of animal Industry in the Department of Agriculture. It was stated recently that the department was arranging to import a number of immune Indian cattle from (he far east, and that It had been definitely de cided that the fever and the ticks that carry it could be eradicated by a systematic clean ing of the southern pasture?. All this In formation and a good deal more has been embodied In a bulletin Just Issued by the bureau of animal industry. This mono graph takes up the subject of Texas fever and its eradication with a view to educat ing the farmer up to the possibility and the necessity of cleaning up the southern pas tures below the quarantine line. The Quarantine Line. This line, roughly speaking, extends through the middle of Virginia, througn ex treme western North Carolina, through the middle of Tennessee, through Oklahoma and including more than the southern half of Texas, following the International boundary south of New Mexico and Arizona, and tak ng In the lower half of California. Within i fev,er 18 endemic, like yellow fey r until recently In Cuba- and cattle from this section cannot be shipped to the north \ certaln seasons. It has been found now, however, that the fever is carried by a fevm- L i ?,f "ck' ver-v much as yellow fe\ei is carried by the mosquito. The life history of the tick has been studied by the department, and the authorities are now in a position to light the evil by other means than quarantine. ?f, the 6Teat difficulties, however. Is in/ ! ^ f.the farmer to the point of reallz U'e sol""ce of the fever has really if to ?OUI??' ia.nd then to convince him Liiat ? . ? while to clean up his own ?'d?a"d cattle. It happens that the south ern cattle are Immune to the disease, just ? residents of Cuba are immune to Ll!?"ff,Ver- .!>U,w-the PrPst'nce of the tick reduces the vitality of the southern cattle, SJ? l,P. tP date becn a IOSS northo^? Tfi Ce< m tryln8' to introduce northern cattle Into the south to Improve the native stock by breeding. Great Loss Involved. There is ho question of the loss that the fever directly causes In this country each year, but the Indirect effects are equally se vere though less apparent. O^e???ou? "hrtnkage in value of S23, ^V,s d're.ct'y chargeable to the cattle IV 1 shlnnkaSe ln thp milk production %- i-- 'ia'bon"K '"any ticks will amount e?.i.V I>Pr annum- The damage re sulting to the southern purchaser of north ern pure-bred or high-grade cattle is an other item of no small moment. About 10 Per cent of all such cattle taken south die of Texas fever even after they are Immu nized by blood inoculations, and about 6<> per cent of these cattle succumb to Texas revei when not so treated. THE CASTELLANE MESS. Count Paid Big Sum to Silence Jani tors' Tongues. The complaint of the Countess Boni de Caste!lane was served on the count in I Paris yesterday, as brieliy reported in a | cablegram to The Star. It is not expected j that Count Bcni will enter any defense. The procedure then will be simple. ApplI I cation for a separation will be made, and, as a matter of course, will be granted! | I here is no possibility of a reconciliation. 1 he rumor that the Castellane residence has been or will be ?oId is reported as | absurd. Count Bonl's marital troubles have Ployed a windfall to the janitors of his bachelor apartments ln different quarters of Paris. For $5,000 each he bought their silence as to his occupancy of these bow ers and what transpired there. He was Interested In five such establishments, re port has it, so he has paid $25,000 to the concierges. The gossips are telling that Count Boni offered $10,000 to a notorious actress to say that the letters, which completely compromised him ln his wife's eyes, were written by her, and not by the society woman whom the countess incriminates. It is well known that the Countess Boni | long since became blind to her husband's attentions to actresses. The members of the Castellane family, [ without exception, have either ostenta tiously quilted Paris or announced the in [ definite suspensions of their receptions, plainly with the idea of checking the spread of gossip hurtful to Count Boni. AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS. Campaign Against the Disease Being Waged in Washington. A talk on the campaign against tuber culosis was. given bvfore the employes of the mall bag reipalr shop ln Metzerott Hall, 1110 F street northwest last evening. There were present as speakers. Dr. B. M. -Ran dolph in charge of the Wednesday clinic at the Free Dispensary for Consumptives, and Mr. Wallace Hatch, committee secre tary of the Associated Charities. Dr. Randolph described a microbe as the smallest form of life, animal or vegetable, which may or may not cause disease, and bacteria as vegetable microbes, only a few varieties of which cause disease. Bacilli are rod-shaped bacteria. An infectious dis ease is a disease that can be communicated from one person to another. A contagious disease can be communicated only by con tact Tuberculosis, he said, Is an Infec tious but not a contagious disease. The bacillus of tuberculosis, he said, en ters the body through the air we breathe or the food we eat. It Is ln the air because the careless and Ignorant consumptive who expectorates millions of these germs daily takes no care to have these germs destroyed by fire or disinfectant. The organ affected most frequently is the lung. People with lung tuberculosis or consumption begin with a cough and slight fever and gradually lose 'weight as vital tissue is destroyed. It is highly important that Immediately upon noting such symptoms the patient should take those simple and cheap remedies for this disease, possibly to every one?namely, fresh air, not for two hours a day, but twenty-four hours out of twenty-four; sun light, wholesome food, deep breathing, proper exercise. Mr. Wallace Hatch followed Dr. Ran dolph,using the stereopticon to illustrate the campaign which is being conducted for the eradication of tuberculosis and the improve ment of the housing conditions of Wash ington. The lecturer laid emphasis upon the relation of good housing to health and morals upon the part that each one in the community must play in the campaign. This work is not idealistic, but tremen dousb' practical. It concerns not only a few people and a certain class, but every person in society. Mr. Hatch also dis cussed the occasion of this and other sim ilar lines of work carried on by the Asso ciated Charities. Military Torpedoes Found. CHITA. Trans Balkalia, Russia, Febru ary 17.?'Twenty-four military land torpe does such as were used by the Russians and Japanese during the war operations have been found imbedded ln a military road ln this vicinity. One of the mines was ex ploded by an ammunition wagon, badly wounding, a soldier and a driver. There Is no clue to the perpetrators of the out rage. Horse Racing ln Tennessee. NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 17.?The supreme court today declared the Rice Ligon anti-race track betting bill unconsti tutional. If there are no Intervening steps by persons favoring the bill the decision means that horse racing will be resumed ln Tennessee this spring. The Rice-Ligon bill was passed at the last session of the legis lature. Fortune Teller In Workhouse. Newton Mclntire, an alleged fortune tell er, arrested by Policemen Cullinane and Arendes of the Mth precinct, was tried for vagrancy in the Police Court today and sentenced to the workhouse for three month#. To the Tips of His Pink Toes. Because of its purity, Ivory Soap has a place of honor in every well regulated nurserv. It should be used for baby's bath as well as for cleansing every article he wears; his underclothes, his frocks^ his stockings ? everything about him from the top of his little bald head to the tips of his pink and white toes. There ta bo "free" uneombined) alkali In Iverv Soap. That !c why it will net injure the finest fabric or the most delicate ?kia. Ivory Soap It Floats GENERAL AND PERSONAL NEWS OF GEORGETOWN Rev F. T. Tagg, president of the general conference, will preach the sermon at the Mount Tabor Methodist I'rotestant Clinrch tomorrow evening-. Mrs. Charles B. Cam eron will lead the Christian Endeavor So ciety meeting-. Mr. Harry Artz, formerly of Georgetown, who has been engaged In business in Phil adelphia, Pa., has resigned Ills position on account of 111 health and will return to his home, 3120 N street. The remains of Mr. James Clarence Burch, who died at his home, 3030 Cam bridge place, last Thursday, were Eent to Bryantown, Md? this morning, where the body will be interred. The deeeaJa-d was the son of Mi1, and Mrs. II. A. Burch. Miss Bridget I>. Mullen, who was in the employ of (Jen. and Mrs. G. N. Lieber for thirty-six years, died yesterday at the Georgetown University Hospital after an illr.eiss of several weeks. Requiem mass was celebrated this morning at 10 o'clock at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. The Interment, which was in Holy Rood cemetery, was private. The young ladles of the West Street Pres byterian Church gave a musical and lite rary entertainment last evening at the church. The old Taylor house on the south side of M street, between 34th and S5th streets, owned by the Warder estate, la to be torn down and a row of stores and dwellings erected on the site. Rev. 8. Reese Murray will preach vhe sermon at the Dumbarton Avenue M. E. Church tomorrow morning. Rev. George W. King, pastor of the church, will preach the sermon In the evening, his subject being "Samson's Fatal Revenge." HENRY A. CADY DEAD. Expired Suddenly Last Night at Takoma Park Home. Mr. Henry A. Cady of Chestnut street, Takoma Park, D. C., died suddenly at 12 o'clock last night of apoplexy. Dr. A. V. Parsons was summoned about 11 o'clock and was prescribing for Mr. Cady when death occurred. His wife, three daughters Mrs. Jesse B. K. Lee, Mrs. W. L. Grounsell and Miss Elizabeth Cady?and two sons? John and Smith <?ady? survivo him. Ar rangements have not been made for the funeral. Novel Window Display. Those who passed Parker, Bridget & Co.'e store this morning were attracted by a dis play of neckwear in the window devoted to men's furnishings that was classed as not only timely, but unusually beautiful. The furnishings man at this establishment was pronounced to be not only a man of un usual taste, but uses his ideas at appro priate times. The display referred to is one of four-in-hand ties in what is called the Alice amethyst color, and with these ties is shown a scarf pin that Is a perfect match and takes its name from today's bride groom. Anacostia and Vicinity. A real estate transaction effected during the past week that. It is said, will ulti mately result in the addition to Aiiacostla of a number of desirable residences was the sale of ten lots at the corner of Harrison street and Minnesota avenue by M. I. Wel ler to Francis H. Weller, by whom the Improvements noted are In contemplation. The land is in the subdivision laid out sev eral years ago by Weller Ac Repettl, when streets were opened and sidewalks laid. The giound is in a natural condition for build ing. Mr. Weller's plans are for the erection of ten six-room houses, with baths, each having a frontage of sixteen feet, wit ha five-foot yard on the side, to be built in pairs. They will be lighted by gas and have wrter and sewer facilities. Other plans for building private houses In different parts of Anacostia have been prepared by Mr. Thomas J. Putnam and Mr. James Feddon. Frame houses are under construction on Jefferson street for Mr. B. F. Scaggs and Mr. Frank Thorn. Members of the Ladies' Benevolent Socie ty of St. Teresa's parish at Anacostia gave a banquet, the tirst one in the history of the organization, Thursday evening last. Those who partlclpau-d were Mrs. B. Dow ney. Mrs. Eflle Bury. Mrs. Annie Connors, Mrs. Florence Crump, Mrs. Agnes Yates, Mrs. Lucy Peacock, Mrs. E. Errnold, Mrs. Mary Cook. Mrs. Annie Taylor, Mrs. Mar garet Lewis, Mrs. Annie Pumphrey, Mrs. Margaret Swain, Mrs. Lizzie l^angley, Mrs. Josephine Ford, the Misses Nellie Itlordan. Nora Murphy, Mary Clements, Annie Peck and Sarah Bevan and Rev. Charles M. Bart, the pastor of St. Teresa's Church. Follow ing the banquet the members-proceeded to the. home of the president. Mrs. Downey, 3?5 Jackson street. The officers of the so ciety are Mrs. B. Downey, president: Miss Adelaide Davis, vice president; Miss Sarah Bcvan, recording secretary, and Rev. Charles M. Bart, spiritual director and treasurer." Not a Pipe Dream. Trouble over a lighted pipe resulted in an altercation at the New Willard Hoiel yuterday afternoon between William Clark ond George Lee, two employes of the hotel. Sergt Lohman of the first precinct was called to the EC.ene and arrested Clark for assault. When he was arraigned In the Po lice Court today before Judge Kimball he pleaded not guilty and demanded a Jury trial. Attorney T. L. Jones appeared for | Clark. Six business concerns In tin* Cohen-Ma goun block, 4th and Douglas-streets, and adjoining buildings, were damaged by fire at Sioux City, Io-*a, Thufsday to the ex tent of $75,000, about half covered cjr Insur ance. m News Briefs. The Wisconsin legislative committee in vestigating the State I'nlverslty is m^iki tf earnest Inquiry Into the fraternity question. Several students and faculty members tes tiiied to the bad Influence of Greek letter bodies. Thomas B. Scandrett. director of the Alle gheny <Pa.> department of safety, chafge.l with'extortion In connection with the reform crusade in that city, was acquitted yesterday. The jury placed the costs of prosecution on Allegheny county. Gov. Deneen lias referred to the utato boar.i of pardons the petition of Johann Hoch for a commutation of sentence. It the sfntence of *he court is carried out. Hocii will be hanged ut Chicago next Fri day. Judge Graves, In the circuit court at Aledo, 111., yesterday granted a new trial in the celebrated case of Mrs. Archibald McKinney, prominent society woman an.I church woiker, convicted of extreme crue.ty to an adopted orphan. Stella Gray It is rumored that the Peruvians have occupied the Ecuadorian town of Amloas. Gen. Garcia, who was recently de>pose<t from the presidency of Ecuador by Gen. Alfaro. arrived from Duran, opposite Guay aquil. and went direct to the British consu late. On Monday lie will embark on ;t. steamer for Cailao, Peru. There was an extensive public demonstra tion at Santo Domingo Thursday night, with mimic and fireworks, to signify th? satisfaction of the punlic. at President Caceres' decision to remain in power. Richard Kandnll Ferry, who founded the New York Free Circulating Library for th? Blind, died yesterday, aged seventy-one years. He was born in Bethel, Conn. Be side a widow, he leaves two sons. Howard Hass, nine years old. stabbed his thirteen-year-old brother Harry in the ab domen with a poker at Pittsburg Ia*t night, penetrating: the abdomen to the spine, ?? l within an hour the Injured boy died. The chamber of deputies at Paris passe.I the bill granting subsidies to the merchant marine, with an amendment requiring that foreign ships entering French ports shall adopt the same health and security meas ures as French slhlps. The British cruiser Diana has been or dered to Tabah. a port on the Turko-Egypt ian frontier of the Sinai peninsula, In order to enforce the British-Egyptian demands for its speedy evacuation by the Turklsl* troops who some time ago occupied the place. A son has been born to Prince Chun, the Emperor of China's brother. It Is belle-ed that this cJiild Is most likely to be desig nated as a successor to the throne. An lm? perlal decree bestows upon him the n&i.i* of Pu. The subcommittee on naval affairs whlcit has been In session at Annapolis Investi gating hazing at the Naval Academy, ad journed yesterday. Sessions will be re sumed Monday or Tuesday night. Two men were slightly burned and fon y others had narrow escapes from death by, ;t fire, which destroyed the plant of Nell, Sel burg & Co., in Allegheny, Pa., yesterday. Three adjacent houses were partial y burned. Frank Castor of Canton, Ohio, who sh jt and killed Policeman Davis some month* ago, and who is condemned to die In the electric, chair Aftril t>, said yesterday that the Ohio legislature ought not to abolish the death penalty for murderers. Essie Johnson, a negro, was hanged In tho .fall at Dawson, Ga? yesterday for the mur der of Eliza Banks, an old negro woman, several months ago. His neck was broken by the fall of more than seven feet. Chappell Fowler, a car repairer, was killed late yesterday at Plainwell, Mich.; his wife is apparently dying from shock, and Charles H. FalrehUd, Fowler's assist ant, was probably fatallj" injured Internally as the result of an engine and caboose striking the railroad velocipede upon whi- U the three were riding. Ttie Value off Charcoal. FEW PEOPLE KNOW HOW I'SEFCL IT IS I* PRESERVING HEALTH AND BEAUTY. Nearly everybody knows that charcoal la tlio safest and most efficient disinfectant and purifier In nature. ?ut few realize Its value when taken into the human system for the same cleansing purpose. Charcoal 1a a remedy that the more yon tat? of It the better; It is not a drug at all, but simj/y absorbs the gases and Imparities always present In the stomach and Intestines and carries then* out of the system. Charcoal sweetens the breath after smnilng. drinking or after eating onions and other odorous vegetables. Charcoal effectually clears and Improves ifca complexion. It whitens the teeth and further act* as a natural and eminently safe cathsrtlc. It absorbs the injurious gases which collect in the stomach and bowels; it disinfects the nioii'fc and throat from the poison of catarrh. All druggists sell charcoal in one form or an other, but probably the best "charcoal and tfcs most for the money Is In Stuart's Charcot Lozenges; they are composed of the finest pow dered Willow charcoal, and other harmless anti septics In tablet form or rather In the form cf large, pleasant tasting Ioienf.'s, the chsrcoal belrg mixed with honey. The daily use of those lozenges will soon tell In a much Itnproved condition of the general health, better complexion,* sweeter breath anil purer blood, and the beauty of It Is, that no pos sible harm can result from their continued use1, but, oc the contrary, great benefit. A Buffalo physician In shaking of the benefits of charcoal says: "I advise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenge* to *11 patients (uttering from gas la stomach and bowels, and to clear the complexion and purify the breath, mouth and throat; I also believe the liver Is greatly benefited by tbs daily use of them; they cost bat twenty-live cents * box St drug stores, snd sltbough In some sens* s patent preparation, yet I believe I get more *o4 better charcoal la Stuart's Charcoal Losengas thaa la ur S? tki wdlaair cbtrcosl tablets."