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New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. During the spring months store will remain open until 6 p.m. New Parisian America ra Millinery Spring E are exhibiting a superb collection of the exclusive models conceived by the foremost Parisian designers, together with the very cleverest adaptations of their creations. Camille Rogers, Caroline Reboux, Mai son Lewis, Yirot. Esther Meyer and Mangin Maurice are generously represented. Jn conjunction with the above are shown the creative efforts of our own milliners, which for smartness of style and high character of beauty are not excelled by the best foreign productions. Hats are bright. Small Hats are greatly in evidence. The trimmings that are used are mostly flowers, so real that they seem to have just been gathered from the garden?feathers, wings, aigrettes, ostrich plumes and soft ribbons. Chips, Leghorns, Milans and Neapolitan braids are all fashionable, and they show more beauty and variety than ever before. 1 he new Neapolitan ^Plateaux, bent up into shapes of grace and beauty, are very smart. Old Rose or Watermelon Rose and Raspberry tones lead the colors. The new blues?Sevres, Deltt and Wedgwood?the new greens and mulberrv and pink are also extensively used. ? Mourning Millinery, from Mangin Maurice, is more elegant in its simplicity than ever before, lhe notable features are the grace ful draperies and the charming light materials, used in combination with or independent of crepe. Hats for growing girls are an important feature of our selection for this season, and simplicity is the keynote, both in our own designs and in the models from Paris. . . ? , . c , You are invited to inspect this collection of beautiful new Spring Millinery, in the Green and Mahogany balon. beyond floor. Tenth Bt. Upholstery Department (Fourth floor, G street). MOWING new arrivals for spring and summer of 1906, in Curtains, Silkolines, Art-printed Taffetas, Art Tickings, English and French Cretonnes, Rope Portieres, Reed and Willow Furniture, Box and Wardrobe Couches, etc. Printed Linen Taffetas, 36 inches wide, especially desirable for cur tains. slip covers, bed covers at.d fur covering summer furniture and cushions. 40c. a yard. Value, Txjc. Art Tickings, in new small, me dium and large designs, for slip covers, cushion covers, etc. 30c. a yard. English Cretonnes, guaranteed fast colors, in medium and dark el fects. These are our own importa tion and are priced at 30c., 35c., 40c. and 50c. a yard. Values, 40c., 50c.. 65c. and 75c. Silkolines, for mantel draperies, overdraperies, box linings, furniture covering, etc.; 36 inches wide. jj'jc. a vard. New Summer Cyrtaiinis. Cross-stripe Madras and Snow-flake Curtains, in a large variety of pretty combinations, including green, gold, blue, pink, red, etc.; .15 inches wide and 3 yards long. $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 a pair. Ruffled Bobbinette Curtains, ex tra heavy quality, trimmed with renaissance insertion and edging and finished with full ruffles?wlute and Arabian ; 40 inches wide, 3 yards long. $2.00 a pair. Ruffled Muslin Curtains, with small and medium-sized dots, trim med with full ruffles ; 40 inches wide, $ yards long. A specially good quality. $1.00 a pair. Value, $1.25. New Rope Portieres. Decidedly the most graceful and attractive door hanging for spring and summer. We are showing new and handsome colorings in the Chenille Ropes, at $2.50, $3.75 and $5.00 each. Also special values in rich crimson and dark green Velvet Ropes, at $6.50 and $7.50 each. ? ? New Reed and Willow Fuiriniiture. E shall place?n sale tomorrow a small lot (40 pieces in all) of Reed and Willow Furniture, including Small Side Chairs, Window Seats, Lounges, Large Easy Chair.->, Couches, Settees, Women's Writing Desks, Stools, East India C hairs, etc. These pieces are shown in the natural colors, but we will stain or enamel them to match any scheme of interior decora tion or paint them for veranda use. \\ <? also show Cushions for the above furniture covered with rich and effective fabrics, including French Jutes, Taffetas, Cretonnes, Printed Linens, Tapestries, etc., at most reasonable prices. New Box or Wardrobe Couches (Woodward & Lothrop made). ?J IK 11 ox Couch is a most comfortable piece of furniture, besides having a large, handy receptacle for winter clothing, etc. All our Couches are made right here in the building, under our personal supervision, and are fitted with soft oil tempered springs of the best quality, and each spring tied eight times to insure durability. They are hair filled, have ball-bearing cas tors and are finished with heavy rattan edges, which keeps them in shape. We offer this week a lot (15 in all) of Box Couches, all containing the above features and covered with printed denim, in medium and daik colorings, at $10.50 each. Value, $12.50. Better grades at $15.00, $18.50, $20.00 to $35.00. To=Order Work. i > keep our workrooms busy we will make, for a limited time, especially low estimates" for the following classes of work : Slip (. overs and Awnings, Upholstering Furniture, Repairing 1 urniture, Refinishing Furniture, Polishing ajul Waxing l loors, etc. Window Shades to Order. We in.:ke to order shades to fit any window. Our spring stock of *ha<ie cloths lias arrived and we are in a position to quote the lowest possible prices for all classes of shade work. Lei us estimate. Slip Cover to Order Special. We offer for the month of March Slip Covers for 5-piece Suites of ] urniture. allowing 25 yards of any of our finest art ticking or damasks, a*, the special price of $1 S.00 the Suite. Fourth floor, G ?t. Odd and Artistic Screens. COMBINATION of the useful and the artistic. Useful?be cause of the many purposes to which it can be put, and in any part of the house. Artistic?because of the great number of rich, odd and unique designs, and in styles for all purposes. We mention three especially good values: A lot of 3-fold Screens, with light oak frames, filled with dainty silk olines, in pretty colorings. A very special value at $1.00 each, for choice. A lot of 3-fold Plain Mission Oak Screens, filled with good quality bur lap, In several colors. Special price, $5.00 each. ?a floor, a n. A lot of 3-fold Mission Oak Screens, filled with good quality bur lap, with interlining and tapestry panels in top. Special price, $6.75 ^ach. AoiiiuaH March Sale of China aod Glassware, UR Annual Spring Sale of China and Glassware has begun, and we are offering many unusual values in both imported and do mestic goods, which have been purchased especially for this oc casion. We also offer various items from our regular stock, which we have decided not to duplicate, at very decisive reductions from former prices. 1 he opportunity thus afforded is unusual, and is of interest to proprietors of hotels, boarding houses and cafes, and housekeepers generally. And we would advise frequent visits to the China De partment during this sale, as every day something new will be added, lomorrow's attractions will be of interest to every housekeeper. Imported Sugar and Cream Set Special. We offer a lot of French, Ger man and Japanese China Sugar and Cream Sets, in assorted shapes, col orings and designs, which have been $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00 per set, at the special price, $1.00 per set. German Plate Special. \\ e offer a lot of daintily deco rated German China Dinner, Break fast and Tea Plates, in assorted de signs and colorings and with gold trimmed edges, which are regular ly 25c. each, at the Speical price, 15c. each. French China Game Placque Special. We offer a lot of choice quality French China Placques, in the pop ular 10-inch size, decorated in as sorted game designs and with gold trimmed edges. These Placques are bored ready for hanging, so that they can be used in dining rooms with or without plate rails. They are usu ally 75c. Special price, 55c. each. Fine China Tankard Special. We offer a lot of choice quality imported China Tankards or Pitch ers, in assorted shapes and decora tions, including some rich figure designs, At $2.50 each. Were $3.50 and $4.00. German China Crotorc Set Special. We offer at half price a lot of German China Croton or Bath Room Sets, consisting of covered soap dish with drainer, handled mug and tooth brush holder. They are in a pink tint and floral pattern. 35c. per set. Regularly, 75c. Thin Blown Tumbler Special. We have just received a new lot of Plain Thin-blown Table Tum blers, in the popular nine-ounce size and unusually well finished, which we offer at the special price, 45c. a dozen. Fifth floor. Cracker Jar Special. We offer a lot of German China Cracker Jars, in assorted shapes, designs and colorings, which have been $1.25, $1.50 and $2 00 each, at the special price, $1.00 each. Glass Vase Special. We offer two lots of Imported and Domestic Glass Vases as fol lows : Lot No. 1?Imported and Do mestic Glass Vases, in assorted shapes, decorations ?md colorings. Some of these were bought for the March sale and others were 25c. each. Special price, 15c. each. Lot Xo. 2?Imported and Do mestic Glass Vases, in assorted shapes, colorings and designs, in cluding some white and gold ef fects. Some of these were pur chased especially for this sale and others were 35c. and 50c. each. Special price, 25c. each. Decorated China Cup and Saucer Special. We offer at a special price a lot of French, German, English and Japanese China Tea Cups and Sau cers, Bouillon Cups and Saucers, Chocolate Cups and Saucers, and After-dinner Cups and Saucers. We have assembled these on center counters, and marked them 25c. for choice. Were 35c. and 50c. Beds and Bedding. F all the rooms in the house the bed room should be the most sanitary. Daily airing is not all that is necessary. The greatest care should be exercised in keeping the beds', mat tresses, etc., clean and healthful. The Brass and Iron Bedsteads are, without questioning, the most sanitary, and with little care can be kept so. The Mattress, more than anything else, should be selected with care and judgment, as it is conceded to be the lurking places of dis ease germs. The better part of our Mattresses are made in our workrooms, of the best materials, and in a manner that not only makes them germ-proof, but which gives the greatest amount of ease and comfort. Below are some special values that should interest you: Mattresses. A lot of Cotton Felt Mattresses, made in two parts, finished with French roll and covered with good art ticking; 41^-ft. size. $8.50.each. Value, $12.50. Beds. A lot of All-brass Bedsteads, with 2-inch posts; good quality brass; all sizes. A very attractive bed. $19.75 each. Value, $25.00. A lot of White Enameled Bed steads, trimmed with brass rods and knobs; all sizes. $6.50 each. Value, $8.50. A lot of Plain White Enameled Bedsteads, with continuous posts; very heavy; all sizes. $5.00 each. Value, $6.50. Springs. A lot of All-metal Woven Wire Springs, with strong supports; all sizes. Special price, $3.50 each. Second floor, F ?t. A lot of Cotton Felt Mattresses (our own make), made in two parts; filled with fine white felt; finished with French roll edges and covered with good art ticking. $12.50 each. Value, $15.00. Pillows. A lot of Pillows, filled with good, clean feathers and covered with A. C. A. ticking. $1.00 each. Value, $1.50. A lot of Pillows, filled with live goose feathers and covered with good German linen ticking. $2.00 each. Value, $2.50. Woodward & Lothrop IOSPREADTHEGQSPEL Many Students Preparing to Be Missionaries. CONVENTION AT NASHVILLE Great Growth of Movement Started by Mr. Moody. HONESTY OF THE JAPANESE How the Nation Has Been Corrupted by Unscrupulous Foreign Traders ?A Recent Testimonial. BT WILLIAM E. CtltTIS. Written for The Star nn<1 the ChlcaRO Record Herald. 8 r Mortimer Durand. the British ambas sador; Mr. John W. Foster. ex-Secretary of State; Mr. H. B. F. Macfarland, Com missioner of the District of Columbia, and other prominent citizens of Washington, have gone to .Nashville to attend the fifth international convention of the student vol unteer missionary movement, xvhlch has brought together about 3.000 young men, representing the faculties and students of about 500 different universities, colleg-s, theological seminaries and other institu tions of learning In the United States and Canada. Gathered with them are the sec retaries and other officials of the foreign missionary boards of the several evangel ical denominations In Canada and the United States and more than 100 active missionaries from all parts of the universe who have been called from their posts es pecially to attend this meeting or happen to bo home on vacations. This is the fifth of these conventions. They are held every four years and con stitute the largest, the most representa tive- and the most notable gatherings of college men in North America. The ob ject. primarily, is to interest the students In religious work in foreign countries, and, secondarily, to recruit from among them the missionary forces in the field. It is known as "the forward movement." and is directed by a committee whose headquar ters are at No. 3 West 20th street, New York. John R. Mott is the chairman, J. Ross Stevenson the vice chairman, F. P. Turner general secretary, Harlan P. Beach edcuational secretary, and E'ertha Conde and Susie Little have charge of the work In colleges for women and among the wo men of co-educational Institutions. There are other officials at headquarters and five traveling secretaries are constantly on the road, visiting colleges and Young Men's Christian Associations, organizing classes, stimulating Interest. Interviewing students who are thinking of devoting their lives to missionary work, and conferring with com mittees as to plans and methods for pro moting the usefulness of the movement. Harlan P. Beach, the educational secretary, has charge of the organization of special educational courses for the preparation of young men and women who desire to be missionaries. He outlines courses of study, prepares text books, issues circulars con taining Information and suggestions and carries on an extensive correspondence with missionary Institutes and summer confer ences. Growth of the Movement. The movement began at Northfleld under the direction of Mr. Moody, where the tirst convention was held, with 251 delegates. The next convention was held at Detroit in 1804; the third at Cleveland in 1808; the fourth at Toronto in 1902. and the. present, the fifth, at Nashville, shows an organiza tion of 1,<H9 distinct groups, composed of a total of 12 623 men and women students In 903 educational institutions in North Amer ica preparing themselves fur missionary work in'foreign countries. Up to date 2.800 volunteers have already gone Into the field, and are scattered over the universe. There Is not an educational institution of any im portance In North America without a branch, and similar movements have been organized in Great Britain, Norway and Sweden. Germany. Holland. Fiance. Aus tralasia, South Africa, China, India and ' Ceylon. Addresses of especial significance were made at Nashville by Sir Mortimer Durand, the British ambassador, who has taken an active interest in the movement, and has always been a strong supporter of the mis sionary work of the church og England, par ticularly in India. Mr. Foster and Mr. ..xacfariand nlso had conspicuous places on the program. No Need to Get Excited. A recent newspaper dispatch from Win amac, Ind., contained a sensational tale about* one Harry N. Roach, "for eight years private secretary to James G. Blaine, at Washington," who Is greatly embittered against society, Washington society in par ticular. and is living the life of a hermit at Bruce's lake, near Wlnamac. "For several months," the dispatch says, "Mr. Roach has been engaged upon a manuscript cf>" tainlng sensational exposures about Wash ington society that he wants the world to have after he is dead. This manuscript has been placed In a cement box lined with zinc, and burled under the floor of the cabin In which he lives." The gentleman named may have a great many secrets to expose, but he could never have been a very conspicuous member of Washington society, because no one here seems to remember him. He was never a member of any of the clubs, so far as the printed lists show; lie was never private secretary to James G. Elaine, at least while he was in Washington. Mr. Blaine never had but two secretaries?Mr. Thomas M. Sherman, who came with him from Maine when he was first elected to Congress, and Mr. Louis A. Dent, who is now practicing law in this city. Mr. Sherman was after ward consul at Liverpool, and is now con nected with Mr. Munsey's publications. Mr. Dent says lie never heard- of Mr. Roach. Hence there Is no occasion to get excited about the forthcoming disclosures. Characteristics of the Japanese. We have heard and read a good deal about the commercial dishonesty and trickery of the Japanese, and are contin ually reminded that they are not to be re lied upon In carrying out their obligations. While doubtless there has been much ground for complaint on that score, we should alwava remember that until the In vasion of Japan by foreign mercliants aod traders the people of that country were proverbially honest and scrupulous in all of their dealings with each other and with the Dutch traders at Nagasaki, who consti tuted their only agency of communication with the outside world. This Innocent and simple people were the victims of hordes of adventurers, who robbed them In a merci less manner, until the. Japanese learned the same trick, and gave tit for tat with uncommon skill. It Is not counted a sin to swindle an Indian, a Chinese, a Japanese or any other heathen, according to a com mercial code, which prevails altogether too widely among the population of what are called Christian nations, but when an In dian. or a Chinese, or a Japanese swindles a Christian (so-colled) it is a peril to civ ilization. The Chinese are considered, speaking commercially, the most honorable people in the world, and the Japanese were equally so before thev were taught by foreign teach how to cheat and swindle. Fortunately, most of their teachers ca?ne from Europe, and few onlv from the United States, and that is to our credit: but If the record of our treatment of the Indians, public and private, were to be compared with the com mercial history of Japan during the last thirty years the 'American "people would be compelled to hang their heads In shame. Within the last few years there has been organised In Japan an association of mer chants for the purpose of restoring the rep utation of that nation for commercial hon esty and fair dealing. The members of the association, which now extends through all the princloal cities, pledge themselves not to misrepresent the character or the value of any article thev offer for sale, not to im pose imitations of genuine articles upon ignorant strangers, and to adhere to a fixed scale of pric?? lor ail goods, representing HE import duty on foreign Champagne is fifty per cent ? that leaves just half the price you pay to represent wine value. And because this duty, not the quality, makes the difference Dreat Western Extra Dry Champagne at half the price of imported, is all value. The age?nearly one hundred years?of the Great Western Vineyards in New York State has given to the soil the same elements which have imparted to foreign Champagnes their peculiar qualities. Great Western is made under Old-World methods. It is absolutely pure and aged for five years. Ideal in every respect?effervescence, delicacy of flavor and bouquet. Great Western received a Gold Medal at Paris, an acknowledgment of high quality accorded no other American vintage. We invite comparison. Try Great Western. PLEA8ANT VALLEY WINE CO., Soto Makers, RHEIMS, N. V. Sold everywhere by dealers in fine wines. At Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes. only a fair and reasonable profit above their cost. The memlwrs of this association, who Include the leading native merchants, hang up signs indicating that fact In conspic uous places In their shops, where they may he seen hv customers, as an assurance that fair dealing may he expected. Their ex ample Is said to he working a general re form throughout the country. A Remarkable Testimonial. The London Times recently contained a remarkable testimonial to the hor.es ty of the Japanese people r.t large. It Is offered by the manager of tht encyclopedia depart ment of that paper, wl.o says that he was warned by many friends. itV'tiuiiig a bishop of the Church of Kngl?:i<f, who has lived In Japan many years. that he could not do business there. "Of course, you can sell any number of encyclopedias to the Japan ese." his friends told him. "but you will never be able to collect the deferred pay ments when they have once got the i>ook. No Japanese will pay for an article after it has been delivered into his possession." ,vJn the face of this advice," suys the man ager of the encyclopedia department of the London Times, "the installment plan of sale was adopted, and the Japanese bought five times as many sets as were sold In France and Germany combined, fifty times as many as In Russia, and more than In any other country except India. Australia and the United States." "During the past eight years the Times has sold in every country of the world sets of encyclopedias on the Installment plan, giving credit for periods of two. three and four years. The regularity with which such sums are made Is certainly a fair test <if the average honesty of any nation, anil a much more severe test In the ease of Japan than In the case of England, because it Is more difficult there than here to enforce pay ment by legal proceedings. Ninety-fi.e per cent of the encyclopedias sold In Japan were sold to Japanese, not to foreign resi dents, and the statements I am about to make refer exclusively to purchases made by the Japanese themselves. In Japan, as elsewhere, each purchaser, when he signs his order form, promises to pay. on cer tain dates, certain sums of money. In Ja pan the monthly payment was ten yen. equal to about a sovereign, while in this country the amount was a guinea. In Great Britain less than half the payments arrived on the day promised. In Japan less than 1 per cent of the payments were even one day late, and more than one-half of the payments were made the day before they were due, because the Japanese dl.l not like to run the risk of any accidental de lay that might make them even one day late. "The cost of collecting these installment payments In Japan was less than half as much as in England, simply -because the Japanese are so punctilious that clerical labor and postage are not expended in re minding them that their payments are over due. No one In the Times office, at any rate, can doubt that the standard of Integ rity among the Japanese is very high; be cause. when young men, who bought the encyclopedia, abandoned their employments to go to the front during the late war, their families promptly paid the Installments when due. and often under circumstances of the utmost difficulty." MR. NELSON ON STATEHOOD. He Presents Statistics in Support of i the Bill. Mr. Nelson addressed the Senate In sup port of the joint statehood bill late yes terday afternoon. He gave many statisti cal facts to show that the conditions justify the creation of two states as provided for by the bill. Especial plea for the union of Arizona and New Mexico was made by the senator, who contended that the Ameri can element in Arizona would do much to improve conditions favorable to statehood in New Mexico. Mr. Foraker gave notice of an antl gambling amendment to the part of the statehood bill providing for the admission of New Mexico and Arizona as a state. He said that he would not ask the Senate to vote on the provision, but desired to speak on It. A bill authorizing commissions to issue in the cases of officers of the army retired with increased rank was passed. Other bills passed by the Senate yester day afternoon were are follows: Two bills relating to tlie Inspection of steam vessels tarrying passengers. Authorizing the Secretary of the interior to lease lands In South Dakota f >r a buffalo pasture. To Incorporate the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching. i To eonfer jurisdiction upon the cir.-ult '"'.U't for the ninth circuit, to determine In equity the rights of American citizens under the award of the Mehr Ing sea arbitration at Paris and to render Judg ment thereon. For the erection of an equestrian statue of Maj. Gen. John Stark in Manchester, X. II. Autborllng the chief of ordnance to receive four field guns from the state of Connecticut. Amend the statutes relating to the regulation of motor boats. Appropriating $40,000 to the Cape Cod Pilgrims' Memorial Association for a monument to '-oin inemorate the landing of the pilgrims. To extend the provisions of the homestead laws lo certain lands In the Yellowstone forest reserve. Ceding certain unappropriated vacant lands In Santa Cm* county, Cal.. to the state. Restoring to the public domain certain lands in Minnesota. Allowing settlers to purchase lots in the town sites of Rupert and Heytiuru. tn Idaho; appropriat ing $100,000 to pay the expenses of delegates to the third International conference of American sta tes. Prescribing the conditions for the ?p)?>:utiu>-nt of officers or the revenue cutter service. Providing for compulsory education in the Dis trict of Columbia and compelling the attendance at school of all children between the ages of 8 and 14 years. CONDEMNS MARKEL CONTRACT. Senator Morgan Declares It Was Without Legal Authority. Jacob E. Markel of Otnaha, whose com missary contract with the isthmian canal commission was cancelled, was again be fore the Senate committee on lnteroceanlc canals yesterday afternoon. He repeated denials previously made that he had had the benefit of sample menus, prepared In New York, tn making his bid for the com missary concession. "Do you not desire to change your testi mony where you say that the men on the Isthmus were 'fed like hogs, the only dif ference being that the food was passed out on tin plates,' " asked Mr. Taliaferro. The witness said the was willing to let his statement stand as made on Friday. The witness was not examined concern ing the list of questions submitted by. Chairman Millard, to which he had pre pared replies, which replies were demand ed by Mr. Taliaferro and surrendered by Mr. Markel under protest. The witness was then excused. - Senator Morgan bad put on file, for future disposition a resolution declaring that the contract with Markel was without legal authority, and the payment of S10.T1S to to him did not constitute a proper charge against the government of the United States. Mr. Morgan moved to amend the proceed ings of the committee on Saturday to per mit the recall of WUllam Nelson Crom well at the Instance of any member of the committee after the type of canal and other legislative matters have been dis posed of. The committee accepted the sug gestion and the proceedings were amended accordingly. SCHOOL REORGANIZATION. Matter Discussed by North Washing ton Association. A mating of the North Washington Citi zens' Association was held last night at the home of Mr. J. H. Hasllp, 1st ami V streets northwest. Mr. Clayton K. Emlff presided. Mr William P. Armstrong, chalr man of the school committer, rea?l severs! reports on the various hills before Conirm looking to the Improvement of the school*. orul recommended the approval of the Bab <ock bill, that has been approved b) iha District Commissioners and the board of education. Mr. Armstrong said the Commissioners his favorable to certain changes In the pay ro: of school teachers which, he declared. v?u? a point In Its favor. He told of the ;isso < latlon's opposition to certain bills !?efoie Congress, calling for radical changes con templated for the reorganization of the pub lic school system of the District of Colum bia. He designated the legislation as un just to taxpayers. Resolutions were adopted on this ssibjeot and copies will be transmitted to the Com missioners, the board of education and the District committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The resolution sets forth that: "The association Is strongly opposed to (he radical steps which are contemplated In several bills which have been Introduced in Congress." Mr. William J. Gude. president of the !Vtworth Citizens' Association, addreesad the meeting upon the subject, and declared that if reorganization was necessary In the school system It should be with due consid eration to the citizens who semi their chll dten to be educated. Mr. John J. 'Costlnett, chairman of a spe clal committee appointed to petition the Washington Railway Company for bettei service on the I^e Droit Park line, reported that Gen. Harries ha?i taken up the mat ter and promised better facilities in the future. Arrangements were completed for the an nual banquet of the association, which 1* to be given at Kreund's the evening or March IB. The following were unanimously elected to membership: W. S. McCurdy. W. f Schuckers. B. T Garrison. C. C. Heltmati M. R. Speelman, W. R. Emerson. .1. M FosU-r. F. F Rupert, G. I, Anderson, T. W Cochran. A. B. Kecfer, E. J Rlchai-dsoc G. E. French. H. A. Morrison. Jr.; C K Bryan. W. C. Wyatt and C. R. Bi ll. GEN. GROSVENOR DECLINES Would Not Run for Congress in a Dis trict Not His Own. Representative Grosvenor of Ohio, who was recently defeated for re-election, yes terday sent the following letter to two prominent republicans who had inad# to him the novel suggestion that he run for Congress In a congressional dlsti i i other than his own: "My Dear Sir: I have your very .ompll mentary letter. This Is a novel proposi tion?one that appeals to me only as it may be construed as a compliment and a lecog nltlon of such service as I have been ab^ to perform. Strangely enough 1 received a request to run In another congressional district in the same mall that brought me your letter. "There Is no law In Ohio nor In any of the states, so far as I know, that fix. ? the eligibility of a candidate for Congress to a residence In the district in which he runs and it Is a very common thing In some of the states, notably New York, for congress men to be elected from districts they do not reside In; but It has never, so far as 1 know, been done In Ohio, and manifestly ought not to be done. However efficient and able a person may be. It Is a reflection upon the district to elect him to Congress outside of the confines of his own district. "While I recognize as a friendly sugges tion your letter In this behalf. I cannot for a moment consider the subject. I am content as the situation Is. and ha-, e no doubt that In due time and under proper circumstances the people of my own dis trict will express themselves In regurd to the recent transaction in that locality " Repairs to the Vigilant. The harbor police boat Vigilant, which Is hauled out on the marine railway at Ben nett's boatyard for caulking and repair work, will be on the railway for a few days longer than was first expected. When the galvanized lr<jn was stripped from the hu.l of the boat the planking of the hull under the metal was upparently as sound as the day it was first put on her, but when the caulkers got to work the plank ing was found to he decayed at points, ne cessitating the taking out of several pieces and replacing them with sound material. When the boat does return to duty she will be sound and in thorough order for efficient service. William D. Gill was a defendant In tho Juvenile Court yesterday to answer to u charge of larceny, and he was committed to the care of Probation Officer Coup for si* months. It was cliarged Lhat he broke Into the store of W. T. Reed, at the comer of luth street and Pennsylvania avenue, last Thursday and took $5 from the caaft drawer of the store. WHAT IS CATARRH? Disease Prevalent Now But Can Be Cured Quickly With Hyomel. Until very recent yean It was thought that catarrh was a disease of the blood, but now mod ern science has proved that catarrh Is s germ dis cs se and can be cured only by a treatment that will kill tbe germ and heal the mucous membrane of the uose and throat. Therefore, when yoa bare catarrh you can readily ae* that If you want to cure It yoa should Ms llyomet. which medicates ths sir yoa breatke. thus killing tbe catsrrbal germs snd heeling tke smarting and raw membrane of the passages through the nose snd throat. In bresthlag Hyo mel you are really treating yoar catarrhal trou bles with tlie only natural method, for It will make tbe air yoa breathe s* pare, heeling and antiseptic as thst found on ths mountains where tbe pine forests glee off their fragrant snd healing balsam*. Tbe complete Hyomel oatflt. canals ting of an In haler, a bottle of Hycmel and a medicine drop par. costs only II, while extra bottles can be obtained for 60 cents. If yoa cannot obtain Hyomel of your dealer It will be forwarded by mall, postage paid, oo receipt o' price. Write today for a free sample bottle and eeaamltatloa blank that will entitle yoa to services of oar medical department without charge. The R. T. Booth Company, Hyomel BaUdlag, Ithaca. N. X.