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| 1115 6 St., Next to Corner of 12th, |
Si Women's Outerg.-irmcnts Exclusively. &
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Special |
Friday Sale ?
| Women's j
? Spring Soots.!
| A saving of p
1$ fl e-'.95 tomorrow for
I 11 <5> $22.50 and
0 $25 Suits.
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One - of - a - kind styles?
& Eton and Pony Jacket Suits,
x, in black and the newest
^ shades and mixtures?the
most fashionable and de
? sirable garments.
$^5) A '95 ffor Suits
worth
upto $42.
Also one-of-a-kind styles
?the "swellest" suits of the
season?the highest grades
of chiffon. Panamas, broad
cloths, taffeta silk and the
prettiest of mixtures. An
extraordinary offering?even
for one dav.
$9.95 for $16,95
Raincoats.
Only 12 of them.
$
?
$4,<95 for $1111.00
Raincoats.
Ten in this lot.
|t
| Waists,s2?9l
Some that sold for
p $5 to $7.
Siik Waists, lace-trimmed,
Sj and also Lace Waists?all of
them slightly soiled?
Sold for $<? and
I
sjj Si.50 Lawn and Lingerie
Waists, 98c.
?S $- and $2.50 Lawn and Lin
gerie Waists, $1.49.
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cli'tliltly
to-day demands that a tooth powder
shall he something more than chalk.
Expert analysis of bacteria of the
mouth from food decay proves that
only by the antiseptic and oxidizing
princnlcs of Sanitol Eooth Powder
can they be removed.
Sanitol not only
cleans the teeth but
preserves them.
A week's trial will
convince you that
the dentist is right
when he recom
mends Sanitol.
At your druggist'?
for 25c
fke Sanitol (Tbemical Laboratory Co.,St. Loala.
HOUSEHOLD
kemqvals
?May be intrusted to the STOR
AtiE DEPT. of this company,
with every assurance that the
service rendered will be thor
oughly satisfactory.
Goods properly packed and
shipped to any destination, in
cluding foreign countries.
|7Con?l?t(kntl.T reasonable rat"?.
Union Tryst Co.,
STORAGE DEPT.
Main Office, 1414 F St. N.W.
Warehouses, 1st and K Sts. X.E.
nsfcL" tJj,S?,tu.40
III
Two World = Renowned
?Old Maiulehling Java and
Arabian Mocha are blended
in Cornwell's Breakfast and
After-Dinner Coffee. L'sed
and appreciated in Washing
ton's best homes, hotels,
clubs, etc. Price, 38c. lb.
Anotiher Excellent Coffee
la our "Boston Blend," 25c. lb.
tT These coffees are fresh roasted
dally on the premises.
G.G. Corn well & Son,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
1412-1418 Penna. avenue.
mhl6-lh.S*,tu 40
MR, RICKETTS RESIGNS
Retires From Position of Fore
man of Printing.
HIS DEPARTURE REGRETTED
Important Change at Government
Printing Office.
A NEW CHIEF STATISTICIAN
Russell O. Beene Appointed Member
of Mr. Stillings' Personal Staff?
Possesses Experience.
Two important events have transpired
In the government printing office within
the past twenty-four hours. The first was
the resignation of Mr. Oscar J. Ricketls,
foreman of printing, which was formally
accepted by Mr. Charles A. Stillings. the
public printer, late yesterday afternoon.
The second was the appointment of Mr.
Russell O. Beene to the newly created of
fice of chief statistician of the establish
ment.
Rumors have been current for several
weeks to the effect that Mr. Ricketts in
tended to resign and enter private busi
ness. but as fast us such reports arose
they were denied.
It was not until yesterday afternoon that
the matter culminated, when Mr. Stillings
accepted the resignation of Mr. Ricketts, |
which was worded as follows:
"I hereby tender to you my resignation
as foreman of printing in the government
printing office. In doing so I desire to ex
press my cordial appreciation of the uni
form courtesy which you have extended to
me. both as an officer and as a citizen.
While the term of my official association
with you has been short, 1 take pleasure In
bearing testimony to your many excellent
qualities, so many limes made manifest in
your management of the great establish
ment over which you have been called to
preside.
"I am moved to sever my connection with
the office with which 1 have been so long
connected solely because of a business op
portunity. which, in justice to my personal
interests. I cannot disregard.
"I bespeak for you the highest degree of
success in your administration, and while
fully conscious that the task imposed upon
you by the President is one which calls for
the exercise of the strongest traits of mind
and character. I am confident that in the
final analysis the wisdom of the President's
judgment in your selection will be amply
exemplified.
"If at any time in the future, as a pri
vate citizen. I can serve you, 1 shall be
happy to respond to the best of my abil
ity."
Reply of Public Printer.
After conferring with Mr. Ricketts, the 1
public printer verbally accepted the resig
nation and then wrote to the foreman as
follows:
"1 have to acknowledge the receipt or
your communication of March 12, in which
you tender your resignation as foreman of
printing of the government printing of
fice.
"I have to thank you for the very cour
teous and considerate way in which you
have presented this matter, and for the
kindly expressions of good will and confi
dence contained in your letter.
"Realizing that this is a matter of busi- I
ness with you and that the opportunity
which is yours to grasp at this time should
not be overlooked, 1 accept your resigna
tion. and wish for you a brilliant, success
ful and wholly prosperous business ca
reer.
"In this connection I take pleasure in as
suring you that if I can be of any as
sistance you have only to command me."
Held in High Esteem.
The e=teem in which he is held by the
thousands of employes of the big printing
office became manifest soon after he
reached his office this morning. One of the
first to greet him was a veteran white
haired employe, who entered tlie office of
the foreman of printing with tears stream
ing from his eyes.
"I regard your resignation almost in the
light of a national c alamity," the i ver
wrought old man said, "and I hope you
may find it in your heart to reconsider
your determination and remain witli us."
Soon thereafter another pathetic scene
was enacted in the folding department,
where Mr. Ricketts was called on business.
The women employes crowded about him
and some of them, choking with sobs and I
with tear-dimmed eyes, begged him to con
tinue in the office.
Other manifestations of this character
continued throughout the day, while the
telephone bell in Mr. Ricketts' office was
kept almost constantly ringing as govern
ment officials, members of Congress and
others 'phoned to express regret at his res
ignation from an establishment in which he
had practically gr iwn.
Oid employes slid that never before had
such scenes been enacted in the govern
ment printery. Several members of Con
gress telephoned and urged Mr. Ricketts
to recall his resignation. Many letters and
note of r?-grct were received from the fore
men of the several divisions of the printing
office. One of these said:
"Your resignation has cart a gloom over
the entire office."
Another wrote. "I sincerely regret that
we are to lose your services. This senti
ment is the expression of everybody in this
division. All Join in wishing you success
beyond your highest ambition."
Mr. Ricketts Explains.
When Mr. Ricketts was seen by a Star
reporter today he said he had contemplated
leaving the government service for sev
eral years, and that his present action was
the result of mature deliberation. He
spoke In the highest terms of M Stillings
and his associates in office, and said that
the new public printer should have the
hearty support and co-operation of every
one in the commendable work which lie
has inaugurated In the reorganisation of
printing office matters.
Mr. Ricketts stated he came to the gov
ernment printing office when a mere boy.
seventeen years ago, and had practically
grown up' with the establishment. He
said, therefore, while he was delighted to
lay down his official cares and duties, he
could not but entertain sentiments of re
gret in putting aside the work which had
given him such great pride and in leav
ing his associates and co-workers, with
whom he had been so long connected and
for whom he had the highest regard.
He said lie felt he knew each and every
employe of the government printing of
fice personally, and their Interests 'had
been his Interests; that nowhere in th?
country had there- been gotten together a
force of men and women so competent, so
loval and so devoted to the government's
I>est interests. Mr. Ricketts said that he
felt assured that these men and women
would give to the nefc public printer and
the new foreman Of printing, whoever he
may l>e. the very l>est support at their
command.
Business on Own Account.
Mr. Ricketts, it is stated, haj received
several flattering offers during the last few
months from large manufacturing inter
ests to enter Into engagements with them,
but It has been his desire to go into busi
ness on his own responsibility.
Several days ago he closed an agree
ment with the I'nlon Central I.lfe Insur
ance Companv of Cincinnati, Ohio, of which
Governor John M Pattison is president, by
which Mr. Ricketts becomes the joint gen- j
eral representative of the company in the
District of Columbia.
He will become associated in business
with Frank K. Raymond. wIhj has been Iht
general agent of the company in Wash
ington for more than twenty years.
Mr. Ricketts will wind Up Ills afTairs at
the government printing office on Saturday
of this week.
Speculation Regarding Successor.
The question of who will succeed Mr
j Ricketts as foreman of printing was gener
ally discussed by the hundreds of employes
of the printing office today. The name most
generally mentioned was that of Mr. Spotts
wood. who was acting foreman of printing
when Mr. Ricl.etts was acting public print
er. But from a reliable quarter a Star re
porter learned that if the new foreman is
selected from the present employes of the
office Charles K. Young, foreman of the
night bill force, may be the fortunate man.
He is said to have strong backing for the j
place. It seems to be probable, however,
that Mr. Stiliings may decide to go outside
[ of the government printing office and select
a man who has had a wide and varied ex
perience In the big commercial printeries.
' It is said such an appointment would be in
j line with the policy he has mapped out for
I the office.
Will Not Act Hastily.
An official of the government printing
office, who is regarded as being well posted
on all that is going on there, r,aid to a
Star reporter this afternoon:
"Mr. Stiliings has stated that he will
take plentv of time to look around and
select a man who is in accord with his j
desire to readjust certain matters along |
1 business lines in the office. He realizes j
that he has some first-class men to draw
from In the office, but he will not act
hastily in arriving at a definite conclusion."
The same official stated that he had
learned on the best authority "that while
Public Printer Stiliings has accepted all
the foremen and other officers as he found
them whe.i he came into office, he is tak
ing them at tlieir face value. Yet It must
rot be forgotten they are not his ap
pointees, and that of the large force in the
office less than a half doze n of these fore
men and officers have been ncrinaneritly
appointed by Mr. Stiliings. It Is there
fore fair to assume that the balancc of
them are on probation."
Mr. Ricketts this afternoon made his last
official visitation to the several depart
mental branches of the government print
ing office and bade an official good-bye to
the employes.
Newly Created Office.
Mr. Russell O. Beene has been appoint
ed to the newly created office of chief
statistician at the government printing of
fice. and will be an additional member of
Public Printer Stiliings' personal staff.
Mr. Becne's duties will be to collate the
figures f'-om each department of the plant
to ascertain the proportion of cost of the
different processes, as well as the total
cost of Individual jobs. Computation of
the relative standing of those employes
who can be rated on the amount of work
produced may also be included. In addi
tion. the public printer will be enabled to
have comprehensive summaries of the
workings of the plant before him for refer
ence or special Investigation, and know
the exact condition ot the appropriations.
It is said that while the office has here
tofore been able to find the cost of any
particular piece of work passing through j
the big "mill," the practice has been to j
file the figures relating to the operation
without special effort to ascertain the
statistical standing of the output. It is
probable that these figures will now become
valuable in ascertaining the cost of produc
tion for some years past, to use in com
parison with the figure of today. Later an
eltort will be made to ascertain the cost of
printing prevailing in the different large
cities in work similar to that turned out by
the sovernment.
Mr. Bcene has been employed in the office
for several years in a clerical capacity, and
has served in the joi>, bookkeepers' and
time divisions, and in the cashier's and
auditor's offices. He was engaged in the
newspaper business before coming to this
city, having been proprietor of the South
Pitts-burg (Tenn.t Standard when only
nineteen years old. and later owner and
editor of the Sunday Argus. At the tlmo
of his appointment to the office, In 1895. he
was city editor of the Chattanooga Times.
THE ATKINSON DEATH.
Indictment Against James .franklin
Nolle Prosequied".
NORFOLK. Va., March 15.?The case of
James Franklin, formerly of Bedford City,
Va., indicted jointly with Dr. I,. R. Chiles
for the murder of .^iss Sarah Atkinson,
whose death followed an alleged criminal
operation, has been nolle prosequied, and
Franklin is now a free man. Dr. Chiles,
tti-. principal in the case, was tried and
acquitted last month.
Franklin at that time elected to have a
separate trial and this was to have pro
ceeded this month, but there was found a
decision of the court of appeals of Vir
ginia holding that where the principal In
any criminal prosecution was found not
guiltv this verdict carried with it a neces
sary acquittal for the alleged accessory,
and thus Franklin, who was the former
suitor of Miss Atkinson, escapes trial.
STREET RAILWAY DEAL.
Proposed Scheme of Realty Syndicate
in San Francisco.
San FRANCISCO, March 15.?A big
street railway deal, having for It? purpose
the absorbing by the United Railroads of
San Francisco of all the railways of Oak
land and vicinity, owned and controlled by
the realty syndicate under the name of the
Oakland Traction Company, has been under
negotiation for some time past. The price
said to have been offered by the United
Railroads, or the eastern owners of that
corporation, is $7.000,<(00.
This figure is reported to have been de
clined by the realty syndicate peopl?, and
the negotiations were briefly suspended,
only to be resumed with keener vigor by
the financiers representing the great inter
ests engaged in the game of millions.
The transact'on involves all the street
railroads acquired by the realty syndicate
during the past fifteen years, other than
the Key route, otherwise the San Francisco.
Oakland and San Jose ra lroad, and Its
ferrv connections between Oakland and th's
city. The deal, it is understood, will be
consummated early in April.
COLLEGE ATHLETICS REFORMS.
Significant Remarks at Alumni Din
ner at Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 15.?W. H. P. Faunce,
president of Brown University, deplored
the "universal Reception and trickery char
acterizing college athletics," at the annuni
dinner of the Chicago Alumni Association
of that Institution last night.
"The faculty of Brown University has
taken radical action to remedy these evils,"
said President Faunce, "but it has received
little co-operation from other colleges, and
will be compelled to make the fight alone.
New Kngland colle.ges are too individual
istic to unite as western colleges have done;
each New England college will have to
settle Its problems alone.
"As far as brutality In college athletics
is concerned we have seen none of It at
Brown. In the proselyting of players and
the underhand methods used to bring them
to colleges, the situation is most serious
throughout the country, and the -.vestern
colleges have been the first, to come to a
realization of the true state of affairs
"Members of .he Brown .faculty believe
U>oy have done much toward a solution of
the problem by giving the students a free
h ind in forming and enforcing their own
rules. The students already have begun to
do this and the prospect is encouraging."
Army Orders.
The following named officers of the med
ical department have been ordered to Ma
nila for examination for promotion: First
Lieuts. P. H. McAndrew. G. McD. Van
Poole, G. H. R. Gosman, J. W. Van Dusjii,
Wallace De Witt. R. M. Thronburgh, Rob
ert B. Grubbs, E. 1>. Shortlidge, Peter C.
rield and Herbert G. Shaw.
The leave of absence granted Maj. rranK
R Keefer, surgeon, has been extended one
month. w
Second Lieut. Vaughn W..*Cooper, l*-h
Cavalry, has been ordered to the general
hospital. Washington barracks, for surgical
tieatmont.
Proposed Lake Erie-Ohio Canal.
The House bill authorizing the construc
tion of a canal between Ijike Erie and the
Ohio river was taken up today by the Sen
ate committee on commerce. John E. Shaw
and William A Ma gee of Pittsburg spoke
in favor of the measure. Several amend
i ments were offered, and thefle, together
with the bill, were referred to a subcom
mittee of Senators Nelson. Gallinger, Pit'.'?,
Clsy and Stone. The- subcommittee will
nncet Saturday.
BIG DEAL IN BEALTY
LOCAL CAPITALISTS BUT OLD ST.
MATTHEW'S CHURCH.
Following the announcement made yester
day of the purchase by the Union Trust
Company of the property at th? southwest
corner of 15th and H streets northwest,
where a building for the use of the com
pany Is to be erected, comes the statement
that a syndicate has secured an option on
the old S:- Matthew s Church property, at
the northeast corner of the same streets.
This option was secured from the pastor
of the church. Rev. Mr. l.ee. by Mr. George
Howard, the treasurer of the National Safe
Deposit Company. This latter c rcumstanee
led to the opinion on the part of some, be
fore it WHi? known that the option had bee,i
obtained by other persons, that poaaibly a
change was to be mr.de by the National
Safe Deposit Company in its business loca
tion. Mr. Howard disposed of that conjec
ture. however, this morning by saying the
company of which he was an officer had no
intention 01 leaving the building which It
owned and where It had been located for
so many years.
There is 110 definite information 111 regard
to the people who are credited with h"?ving
secured the option on the church property,
except the lntimatlow that they are local
people. Neither is it known what they in
tend to do with It. Mr, Howard said this
morning they may put up temporary build
ings there merely to get an income fr.im
them, or they may erect an office or busi
ness building, or they may not exercise
their option at aiL
The property has wide frontages both on
H and 15th streets and contains 22212
square feet. The price fixed in the option is
not k % vn, but it Is thought to be i-ome
figure between $15 and $20 per square foot.
PRICE OF "GROWLER'' RAISED.
Chicago Liquor Men Voted Unani
mously for Increase April 1.
CHICAGO, March 15.?After April 1 no
can of beer will cost less than 10 cents In
Chicago. The directois of the I liquor
Dealets' Association at a meeting yester
day voted unanimously for the Increase,
and notice of the art on will l>e sent to
every one of the 5.030 members in the city
und countv.
The ordinance introduced recently in the
council for the limitation of the number of
saloons in the city to one for every 300 of
population was indorsed. Friends, of the
measure explain that the ordinance is in
tended to prohibit the issuance of any
more saloon licences until the population
reaches the joint where the "1 to 500" rule
would apply.
BRITISH CRITICISMS ON CONGO.
Subject of Question in House of Com
mons at London.
LONDON. March 15.?Statements attrib
uted to the Belgian minister at Washing
ton. Baron Monoheur. and the Belgian con
sul in Chicago. C. Henroiln. Imputing politi
cal and sordid motives to British critics of
the administration of the Congo independent
state, formed the subject of a question in
the house of commons this afternoon.
Charles P. Trevelyan (liberal) drew tlie
attention of Foreign Secretary Grey to the
alleged utterances, and invited the secretary
to take steps to "dissipate the Impression
which such statements may have created
in America."
In reply Sir Edward Grey said lie lmd not
seen me statements, but if they had been
made they were quite untrue.
THE IRON TRADE.
Prices Have Sagged but Little Since
January.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 15.?The Iron
Trade Review in Its current Issue reports
considerably Increased inquiries for iron
with the probability that, unless interfer
ed with by difficulties in the coal district,
a buying movement will shortly develop.
Prices have sagged but little through the
piesent period of inactivity, which begun
late in January, and already have become
more firm on the moderate buying of the
past week. Basic has strengthened appre
ciably. The Steel Corporation has pur
chased 5,000 tons at $17 furnace for imme
diate shipment and several other large in
terests are in the market for aggregate ton
nages that will practica'ly exhaust the out
put for the first half of the year. A recent
canvass of the situation showed the avail
able supply much smaller than was genei
ally supposed and the element of weakness
in this fine, which developed two or three
weeks ago. has entirely disappeared. An
independent interest has taken 5,t)00 tons
of Hessemer for early delivery and the price
seems well established at $17..V. Foundry
interests are pressing furnaces for ad
vanced shipments and their filling in orders
aggregate a considerable tonnage each
week. Southern iron is 011 a slightly lower
level.
Except in a few scattered localities struct
ural materials are eagerly sought and mills
which can give prompt deliveries are se
curing generous premiums. Bujldtng irpera
tions generally are heavy and some large
contracts were closed during the week. The
scarcity of billets and sheet bars continues
and it is announced that the Carnegie Steel
Company will soon take its Ohio works of!
sheet bars and turn them onto rails. Bar
hon i- s'ightly more active with prices vary
ing widely and little selling at more than
$;!?. Mil's are far behind on their merchant
steel orders. _ ...
Preparations are going forward rapidlj
for the opening of lake navigation, though
the severe weather of the last few days In
the Superior district threatens to delay the
opening date. Ore is moving rapidly from
the docks and furnaces are purchasing con
siderable tonnages to fill in their Immediate
needs- Certain Virginia furnaces have met
with great difficulty in filling their require
ments and some have banked. Bessemer
ore is exceedingly scarce.
Asks for Jury of Inquisition.
Myron A- Tappan. trading as M. A. Tap
pan & Company, the local sporting goods
dealer, against whom a petition in invol
untary bankruptcy was filed February 21
last, has made answer to the petition de
nying that he has committed an act of
bankruptcy. Mr. Tappan, by Attorneys W.
W. Boarman and llayden Johnson, asseits
that his business Is in a solvent condition.
He asks the court for a Jury of inquisition
as provided by the bankruptcy law to de
termine whether the acts complained of by
the petitioning creditors constitute viola
tions of the bankruptcy act.
Attorney Lucas 1 . Loving, who represents
the complaining creditors, stated today that
he would shortly apply to Chler Justice
Clabaugh, who presides in the Bankruptcy
Court, tc name a day when the questions
involved in the proceeding might be sub
mitted to a jury.
Lecture by Bishop Galloway.
Arrangements have been made for a lec
ture to be delivered at the Mount Vernon
Place M. E. Church South. 9tl? and K
streets, tomorrow evening by Bishop
Charles B. Galloway of Jackson, Missis
sippi. He will discuss the late L. Q. C.
Lamar, Jurist, orator and statesman. Sen
ator Overman of North Carolina Is to pre
side, and Justice Brewer of the Supreme
Court of the United States will introduce
the speaker.
Dissolution of Partnership Asked.
Proceedings for dissolution of partnership
have been instituted In the District Su
preme Court by Everett B. MacDonald
against George Ott. It is averred by the
complainant that he and the defendant en
tered, by verbal agreement. Into a partner
ship December 15, 1005, to conduct a roarJ
ing house business. In pursuance of their
plans, the complainant states, they leased
house 721) 12th street and conducted a
boarding house there until March 12. Mr.
MacDonald states that the business sufTerel
through alleged mismanagement. The pe
tition was filed by Attorney Walter t\
Plumley.
President "Amador of Panama authorizes
a denial of the report that he intends re
signing.
Notable Values in
Men's & Boys' Clothing
E are calling attention today to several lines of goods th.it
in our judgment stand forth pre-eminent among the va!
ues offered in these lines. We'd like to have you pi?
judgment on them. You'll doubtless see an- opportunity
to save considerable.
Spring Overcoats for Men.
A stock that anticipates every man's want, whether his tastes run
toward the extreme or the conservative. Of course, it is the extremes
that show the greatest development in designing. They show the
Saks ability not only to interpret style, but to create style. Comments
on the various extreme models, with their well-defined difference in de
sign and finish from anything else shown, have been gratifvingly favor
able, not only here, but in New York.
A Spring Overcoat at $15.
An excellent model?a medium-length coat, made of fine tan covens
and black Thibets, with gracefully lraped full back, wide lapels and new
collar. Not only an attractive coat in itself, but a more than ordinarily
attractive value at $15.
It's a coat of our own make, and we recommend it with a full know l
edge that it'll reflect credit 011 Saks it Co.
A Trousers Special.
We've reduced all the $3 and $3.50 Trousers to the one price, and
it'll give you an i<lea of the values prevailing throughout the line during
this sale.
Separate Trousers in striped and check worsteds, cassimeres and
cheviots?well-cut, well-made trousers?full at the hip and with the
decided taper that's in vogue now.
Standard Saks goods at $3,
and $3o50o Reduced to . .
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Boys' Suits and Reefers j A c
Special at
Garments for school wear tint you'll find to be unexcelled in de
sirability or value.
The Suits of fancy cheviots, in double-breasted models. Each su't
has.two pairs of pants. Silk "sewed, thoroughly reinforced. Sizes 7 to
16 years.
The Reefers are long, full-cut garments?made of good, serviceable
tan covert and finished with emblems on sleeves?and gilt buttons.
Sizes 2/2 to 10 years.
Boys' Knee Pants Reduced.
A special line we've had made up from the short ends of goods.
Not a bit less desirable for that?but we figure these ends at the cost f
remnants and base our price accordingly. All-wool fabrics?all seams
taped?patent waistbands, etc. Sizes 3 to 16 years.
The 75c.
of Paints for
59c.
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27 VICTIMS OF SHIPWRECK.
Heroic Rescue of 29 From Doomed
Steamer British King.
Suffering mental and physical anguisii
from numerous acts ol' lierolsm in saving
life rarely equaled In the record of trage
dies of the sea attended the loss of the
Phoenix line steamer British King, which
on Sunday last in a raging Arlantlc storm
foundered about 150 miles south of Sable
Island and carried to death twenty-seven
members-of-the crew. Thirteen men were
rescued from the sinking vessel by the Ley
land line steamer Bostonian, bound from
Manchester to Boston, and eleven by the
German tank steamer Mannheim, Hotter
dam for New York. Five others who had
been drawn down in the vortex into which
the British King was IngulTed were picked
up by the Bostonian from a frail bit of
wreckage which they had grasped after a
desperate struggle for life in the whirlpool.
The Bostonian arrived at Boston yesterday
aftgrnoon and the details of the disaster
became known.
Capt. James O'Hagan of the British King
died on board the Bostonian from the ef
fects of terrible injuries sustained in trying
to save his ship. The rescued wiu were
brought to Boston yesterday include James
Flanlgan, the second officer; J. L>. Craw
ford, the"chief engineer; Adolphus Heck. :he
fourth engineer, and William J. Curry, thf
steward. The others were coal passers and
sailors, mostly Belgians, and one stowaway,
Henry Perkotch of New York.
The boats of the Bostonian were crushed
to fragments, and the volunteer crews
which manned them were thrown into, the
high-running seas while engaged in the
work of rescue, but all were safely landed
on board the steamer.
When the first lifeboat was lowered from
the Bostonian the small craft was swept
against the stern of the big ship and de
stroyed, and several seamen were bruised
and maimed. Vet. despite the boisterous
condition of the sea. the volunteers were
rescued by lines thrown out from their
steamer.
A second attempt to reach the sinking
ship was successful, and thirteen men. In
cluding Capt. O'Hagan, were taken from
the British King to the Bostonian. Then
again a powerful billow carried the lifeboat
against the side of the uhlp and destroyed
It, and the lifesavers were thrown Into the
sea, to be rescued only after an hqtir's
effort by their comrades.
Three Killed In Collapsed Building.
While nine men were sitting about the
Btove in a grocery store at Jamestown, Ind.. I
yesterday afternoon, three of them were
killed and five Injured by the collapse of
the Odd Fellows' Hall, which crushed the
building occupied by the grocery.
The dead are; Samuel Lewis, George
Scott and Charles Hedge.
The injured are: William Mitchell, jr.,
left leg crushed below the knee; R. T. Al>
ney, right shoulder crushed; Joseph Jack
son. both ankles wrenched; Oscar Wyatt,
body bruised, and Julius Underwood, leg in
jured.
Fearful Reprisal Threatened.
On account of the wholesale arrests and
executions characterizing the repression or
the revolutionists, numerous threats have
been made against the life of Gov. Gen.
RennenkampfT at Chita, Hussla, and the
latter has Issued a proclamation in whicn
he announced that If an attempt is made
upon his life or upon the Jives of members
of Ills escort all the revolutionists now In
prison will be executed within an hour.
There are 000 revolutionists In prison at
Chita, and sixty military executions have
taken place at Chita or in its vicinity.
Xodel Railroad City Planned.
Options were closed yesterday on 2.160
acres of ground adjo./ilng Indianapolis on
the south at a cost of 1630,000. Six hundred
and forty acres will be used by the New
Tork Central systisin, including the Big
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THE OUTER A GARMENT SHOP.
608 TO 614 ELEVENTH STREET.
Contioyataon
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Saturday.
In spite of the unfavorable weather, we had the pleasure of
welcoming great crowds during the first four days of the week.
And all were of one opinion?that store and stock alike are
such as all Washington can feel proud of.
The opening will be continued tomorrow and Saturday.
The Millinery salon is the handsomest south of New York,
both in its appointments and the character of the merchandise
displayed.
Every hat was made on our premises, under the direction
of Mme. Lichenstien, and there are never two alike.
Well-dressed women will appreciate this exclusiveness, es
pecially when coupled with our moderate prices.
Special for Friday <& Saturday.
Tailored Suits.
$19.75
$25
$7.50
$15
Waist Department.
Entirely new and novel styles, copies of recent F r e n c h
models, in waists of taffeta, China silk, lace :ind lingerie. Dain
tily trimmed with laces and embroideries. Special at
$2.50 $4.95 $5.95
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More than 25 styles in the wanted Fancy Mixtures and Plaids,
in the scarce light colors. Exclusive "Philipsborn" fabrics, made
into jaunty short-sleeve Etons and tailored Pony Coats.
Millinery Department.
Jaunty Walking Hats, copies of French models; priced spe
cial as an opening souvenir at
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Four. Lake Erie and Western. I>ake Shore
and Michigan Southern railroads for gen
eral central repair shops, to employ 3,000
men. The other land will be used for a
model railroad city. The contract cails for
two miles of sewers, pipe systems, streets
and sidewalks this year. The New York
Central system has appropriated $3,500,000
for the work, and will spend $1,000,000 this
year. The town will be platted and incor
porated under the name of Beech Grove.
Ther* will be a capacity for 40.000 cars In
the yards. The present shops of the roads
will be used for divisional repair shops.
FAVORABLE TO HAWAII.
Will Probably Be Allowed to Use Reve
nue for Improvements.
The House committee on territories con
sidered government aid of Alaskan rail
ways and the setting aside of Hawaiian
revenues for public Improvements today.
Although no action was taken on the Alas
kan railway proposition. It waa the sense
of the committee that it will not favor a
general bill for guaranteeing interest on
Alaskan railway bonds, but will probably
consider certain railways individually to
determine whether they shall be assisted.
The committee is practically agreed that
Hawaii should be granted money for publio
improvements, but the bill allowing Hawaii
to use 75 per cent of its revenue for twenty
years in such improvements doubtless will
be amended as to the length of time.
Ohio Off for Shanghai Sunday.
MANILA, March 13. ? The battleship
Ohio, flagship o? Rear Admiral Train, In
command of the American fleet on the
Asiatic stations, will leave here for Shang
hai on Sunday. March 18. to Join th?
cruisers Kaleigh and Cincinnati. The bat
tleship Wisconsin is now at Olongapo.
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