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TO REPORT FAVORABLY
COMMITTEES DECISION AS TO TEMPORARY SOLDIERS' HOME. Advocates of an Appropriation of $75,000 Heard at the Capitol. The House committee on military affairs today decided to make a favorable report on the bill appropriating $75,000 for the purchase of a unliable building: In the Dis trict of Columbia for use as a soldiers and sailors' temporary home In place of the present overcrowded and insanitary estab lishment s-n 3d street between Missouri and Pennsylvania avenues. It Is said that the committee In making Its report to the House will ask for Immediate consideration Of the bill. It Is the prevailing opinion in patriotic and soldier circles in Washington that the bill will become a law at this session of Congress Today's favorable action of the commit tee on military affairs followed a hearing ven the officers and friends of the tem porary home this forenoon in the miliary committee room. There were about twen ty-flve ladles, veterans and,others present ?who are Interested In the project of secur ing a suitable resting place at the caplt.il for Cnclo Sam's former fighting men. Advocates of the Measure. The first speaker to address the commit tee today was C'ol. John McElroy, editor of the National Tribune. He was followed by Capt. A. A. Maxim, superintendent of the temporary home, who gave facts and figures showing the necessity for a larger and more modern establishment for the veterans of the civil war and the war with Spain who may be temporary sojourners in Washington. An eloquent plea for the neiv and better home was made by Rev. l)r. Frank M. Bristol, pastor of the Metropolitan M K. Church. He told of the pressing necessity for such a "riome where the soldiers of trds republic could be humanely cared for. and not herded together like animals. '>r. Bris tol paid a high tribute to the American ?oldler, and said In effect that no treatment the government might accord Its veteran fighters would be too good for them. Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball of the Woman's Relief Corps made an earnest plea for the new home and gave facts and figure? show ing why Congress should pass the pendh g bill. Statements were also made by othe ladles representing the Woman's Relief Corps A letter from the national body c,t Spanish War Veterans was presented by Capt. J Whiter Mitchell, stating that about 350.000 soldiers of the war w^th Spain de cided through their representatives at the last national encampment at Milwaukee that a new and modern home at Washlng t n was a pressing necessity. FILED FOR PROBATE. Wills of James H. Forsyth and Delilah Bacon. The will of James H. Forsyth, dated June 27, 1W?5, was offered today for pro bate, and a writing ptirportlng to be a draft of a later will, together with a paper recording an agreement among the bene ficiaries to have the latter Instrument de clared the laat will of the deceased, was also filed. According to the terms of the duly executed Instrument all of the prop erty of the deceased was bequeathed to his wife. Mary Ellzalieth Forsyth, for the bal ance of her life, and at her death to be divfdtd In equal shares among their three children, Mary Ann Forsyth, Margaret Catherine Dlggs and William James For syth. The wife was named executrix. The second writing, to which the date bad not Iwen supplied, provides for the attribution of several personal and house hold effect!, and stipulates the balance of the estate shall be held In trust by the daughter of the testator. Mary Ann For syth, until his son, William James For syth, Is thirty years of age. When the latter reaches that age, It Is provided, the property Is to be disposed of and equally divided among the three children of the deceased. This paper names Mary Ann Forsyth executrix. The agreement Is signed by the three children and by D. Carroll Dlggs, husband of Margaret Cathe rine Dlggs. By the terms of the wlM,of Delilah Bacon, dated December 1, 1001, and filed today for ?irobate, several monetary bequests to riends of the deceased are made and $100 Is bequeathed to the Asbury Methodist' Episcopal Church, at 11th and K streets. Tho following are the personal bequests: To Mrs. Ella Elizabeth Brown. $300; to William II Stevenson, sr.,, $200; to Mrs. Charlotte Smith. $100: to -Mrs. M&ry E. Lyles, to Miss Annie M. Smith and Francis Hall, sr., $100 each. The balance of the property, excepting small portions Otherwise disposed of. Is to go to Mrs. Ella E. Brown and Miss Annie M. Smith. Geo. B Brown \s nam ad executor. AGAINST DISCRIMINATION. Spanish War Veterans Oppose Retire ments for Age. The Spanish War Veterans, members of the Fourth Immune Camp of this city, placed themselves on record at a meeting last night as strongly opposed to the enact irent by Congress of the clause of the legis lative, Judicial and executive appropriation bill which discriminates against aged em pires of the government by beginning the reduction of their salaries at sixty-live years and finally eliminating them at sev enty. Resolutions were introduced by Capt. William H. Mellach, which recited that the government employes who would be mo?t gnerally affected by the proposed clause would be veteran soldiers of the civil war, nr.d In view of this the younger soldiers of the war with Spain, comprising the sons of those vho wore both the blue and the gray In the sixties, were opposed to the clause, an 1 hoped In the wisdom of Con gress the 'obnoxious clause" would be de feated. Speaking to his reBolutio-i. Capt Mellach said both the veterans of the Union and the confederate armies, some of whom served In the Spanish-American war, op posed the enactment of such legislation. H? told of the faithful eervico rendered in the civil war by the old soldiers at who.n this clause Is aimed, and declared that the younger veterans of lfft'fc would help !>ear the old vtterans' burden In trielr declining years. Other speakers spoke as strongly In op position to the clause. Amni,' these were Capt. R. H Wood. Isaac N. Oolpii, past department adjutant: Commander Daniel C. Eberly. Capt. J. Walter Mitchell, C:apt. l.ee M IJpscomb. and Senior Vice Commander John J Duffy, who presided. AMOUNT INSUFFICIENT. Owner Declines Sum Offered for Ground for Public Park. Having noticed In the papers that the Commissioners recommended favorable ac tion by Congress on the bill providing for making a public park or reservation out or tie square bounded by New Hampshire e venue. ISth and R streets, R. A. Hooft, tie owner, in a letter received at the Dis trict building yesterday afternoon, stated that the .tmount of the appropriation cax r!ed in the bill would not be sufficient to pay for the property. The bill specified that the square should be acquired by the Sec re.ary of the Interior by condemnation at tt cost not to exceed $70,000 Mr Hooe stated that he paid $5 per siuai'e foot for the property several years ago. ? Ince which time numerous benefits and 1 m prove men ts have been added, so that at the prment time he holds that It Is worth more than per square foot. The area of the plat, a* given in the Senate bill, is 11.978 feet, and from this It will be seen that the owner's valuation of the square is about *10K.OOO. The letter was referred to the District engineer department for consideration. A general strike of the miners of Lens district in France Is threatened owing to their indignation at the insufficiency of the ?afety and hygienic precaution preceding the recent mine catastrophe at Courrleres. by whlct over l.OOl) miners were killed! Several organizations have already struck! +? % n * * * * * * * * * % % *> *> % *> % *> *J *> * *> % *> *) *, % *> *> % * V *, $5 Trimmed Hats, $2.98. I -* .* ,* .?* jt .* JtJ*J*^ 'IT PAYS TO DEAL AT GOLDENBERG'S.' Two Concerts Tomorrow by A large assortment of stylish Street Hats, trimmed in a great variety of charming effects. Every color and black. No two alike. Made of best quality Straw Braids, on the most desirable shapes of the season, including turbans, sailors and walking effects. Each hat has its distinctive trimmings of quills, flowers, or a touch of ribbon here and there. Equal style and quality cannot be secured elsewhere for less th^n $5.00. These are excellent Hats for Spring and Bummer wear?and are offered at $2.BS. A lot of Ready-to-wear and Untrimmed Hats, made of horse hair and silk braids, combined with tucked, shirred or pleated chiffon. In a splendid variety of new shapes, both large and small. In all colors, aj _ Including old rose. Alice blue. gray, light blue. pink. navy, brown. S) 11 green, white and black. Regular $3.50 values at " * 1 w "THE DEPENDABLE STORE." SEVENTH AND K STREETS. ME. NORMANN. Mine. Normann will appear in morning and afternoon concerts tomorrow. All are invited. ? The following program will be rendered: -Elisabeth Prayer from Tannhauser Wagner In Dreamland Livingston Tell Me With Your Eyes Von Tilzer Eternal Love Mills Knot of Blue Herbert 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. * For St. Patrick's Day. Saturday. March 17th Is St. Patrick's Day. We're ready with the proper Green Ribbon Rosettes, with streamer, for the occasion. Special, 10c. Each. 3^4c. Remnants of regular 8c. and 10c. wide Torchon Laces, Edges and Insertlngs. Remnant price, yard Remnants of 10c. and 12^. Italian Val. I-aces, In broken sets. No ?=? _ lnsertings In the lot. Yard, at Remnant lot of regular 10c. Point do Paris Laces, In edges and a "T? / lnsertings. Remnant price. TraSqLt, Remnant lot of regular 75c. and U8c. Venice Laces, in wide galooti patterns. Remnant price, yexd Remnant lot of regular 19c. Venice Laces. In applique pat- * fl ? terns. Remnant price, 11 II C. yard Remnant lot of Net Laces, In desirable lengths. Regu lar 75c. quality for * % % J V *i % % *, % % * % % % % % 1 *, *> % *> *. *> % % *> Hand Bags, 69c. Kedmcsd from $11 & $3.25. A round-up of all the odds and ends of Leather Hand Bags, In black and colors. Variety of styles?all In perfect condition. Regular prices, $1.00 and 11.25. Reduced to R9c. each. Sillk Remnants. Silk Remnants, consisting of Colored Taffetas. Colored Peau de Sole, Colored Peau de Cygne, Check Taf fetas. Cheek Loulsine, Colored Satin Duchesse. Colored Moire Velours, Color ed Pongee, Colored Crepe de Chine, Col ored Satin Liberty, Figured Satin Lib erty, Black Taffetas. Black Peau de Soie, Black Peau de Cygne, Black and White Grenadine, etc. Sold -j,.-.. up to 9.8c. Remnant price, ttj)*U'Co a yard C. Women's Swiss Embroidered Handker chiefs, mussed from hand ling. Regular 10c. and 12^4c. values, for Lot of Plain White and hemstitched Handker- ^ < chiefs: worth 8c. and 10c. jjq each, for Lot of Women's Plain White Hem stitched Handkerchiefs, sold for 5c.; reduced to Women's All-llnen Handker chiefs. with hemstitched border. Regular price 10c., for 254C. I2%c. Lot of Embroidered Stock Collars, In white and various colors. Worth 19c. each. Rem nant price Hemstitched Collar and Cuff Sets; sold for 12?4c -....fJC. Lot of Venice Lace Collars, 12^c. 8c. with and without tabs. value. Remnants of Bilk Veilings, In black and colors. Regu- <1 <-v lar 25c. quality. One-yard 11 (I l)?T lengths for Linen IRemnamits. 25 pieces Cotton Glass Cloth, full 18 Inches wide; red and blue plaids; fast selvage on both sides. This ^ sells regularly for 8c. yd. Rem- 55(T* nant price, the yard IjOt of Fancy Bordered Turkish Wash Cloths, 12 Inches square; full bleached; made of soft double-twisted yarn; crocheted edge all around. Instead of be.. rem nant price. Small lot of Damask Scarfs, have red stripe through the center and are fringed all around. As -Mc. Icarfs, have rec mter and an fringed all around. As "fiTT / long as this lot lasts, iiy^ c. Several hundred remnants of Table Damask, from IV* to :i and 314-yard lengths. Some of the cream German damask: some of the very fine Scotch, Irish and Belgium goods, also half-dozen of the % and % size damask dinner napkins. All marked exceptionally low for remnant day sale. On A] Every Friday we go through our stocks and get out all the small lots and remainders of regular lines, marking them for immediate clearance. This round-up of all Remnants keeps stocks clean and complete?and that justifies us in the losses we bear every Remnant Dav. Lots of Soits, Skirts, Jackets and Waists at Clearance Prices. 1 Black Peau de Sole Silk Box Coat. Very handsomely trimmed with braid. Size 42 Re duced from $15.98 to ' 2 Women's Long Black Peau de Sole Silk Tourist Coats, 50 Inches long. Very elegantly trimmed. Sizes 36 and 38. Were $25 00. Reduced to 11 . . 1 rack Women's Walking Skirts, con sisting of hartdsome cheviots, chiffon broadcloths and Panamas, made cir cular bottoms, trimmed with tailor-made bands, and a variety of kilted styles; dark blue, browns and black. Worth from $7.98 ?r> *>0 price.V.98:. .Re.mnant.saIe $3.98 8 Women's Spring-weight Jackets, of black cheviot and tan covert cloth; all lined through. Sizes 32. 42 An and 44 only. Formerly $5 yC> 2 Heavy Navy Blue Cheviot Long Coat Suits; tight-fitting style; velvet collar and cuffs. Sizes 34 /toa Ao and 38. Left from a line / <u)l^ that sold for $25.00 ^ a ? ^ ^ 3 Women's Dark Red Broadcloth Winter Coats; all trimmed with self tailored straps. Long tight-fitting ef fect. Handsomely lined, /jo jr p=> = Sizes 32, 34 and 30. For- >}(n) / ^ merly $28.50 V 2 Women's Long Coats. One Is a dark gray-mixed cloth; the other a hand some covert cloth. Sizes 84 and 42. Were $15.00 and $16.9S $3.98 98c. S dozen Women's White Pure Irish Linen Shirt Waists; trimmed with embroidered panels; others made with larger tailor-made tucks; broken sizes; worth $2.00 and $2.50; remnant sale price. Remnants of Women's Black and Col ored Chiffon Taffeta Silk Shirt Waists; most beau- <r>iO tlfully tucked; worth $5.00 *U1q and $0.00 Remnants of Women's Jap. Silk Shirt Waists; made In tailored effects; some trimmed wtth scrolls of lace; white and black; regular $2.50 and $3 kinds... ' 4 Girls' Winter Coats, In all black broadcloth kersey; empire /p <? effect: 8 and 10 years; sold V) II Of} for $8.98; reduced to ^ 1 Girl's Tan Color Mixed Cloth Eton Suit; very stylishly trimmed coat; plain skirt; size 10 years; was $8.9S; reduced to 10 Women's White Lingerie Wash Waists; elaborately trimmed with laces and embroideries; also embroidered yoke effects; long and short /to fl ,o<r> sleeves; sizes 34. 30, 38 5i} II .Vf> and 42 only; were $3.50 Women's Wash Shirt Waists, consist ing of colored ginghams and white satin stnlpe lawns; both plaited and plain full - blouse fronts; all have deep 1 cuffs to elbows; all sizes in ^ the lot. Worth 75c. and $1.00.. Embroidery Remrmainits. Remnant lot of about BOO lengths of soiled Cambric Embroideries, in narrow widths, 011 sale tomorrow, yd., at He. Remnants of 25c. and 39c. Skirtings and Corset Cover Embroideries, in new patterns. Remnant price, yd., 15c. Remnants of Cambric and Swiss Embroideries, edges and lnsertings. Regular 10c. and 12V4c. values, for 6<Mc. Wash Goods Remnants. Remnants of White Mercerized Madras, White Lace Stripe Lawns, White Figured Madras, White Persian Lawns, White Cannon Cloth, India Linon, Longcloth, Nainsook; also White and Colored Victoria Lawn, Ginghams, French Organdies, with floral designs, Shepherd Checks, etc. All in useful lengths. Qualities sold off the piece at 12%c., 15c. and 19c. a yard. Remnant price, yard Another lot of Wash Goods, ncluding Imported White Dotted Swiss, Linene with India-linon finish, 47-lnch White Persian Lawn, 47-lnch French Lawn, Imported India Llnons, Satin Figured Mercerized Madras, Colored Novelty Sllk-Qnish Panama, Mercerized bllk-flnish Pongee, In all colors, and other high-grade wash materials. All In desirable fl ^ ff / lengths. Qualities sold off the piece at 19c. and 25c. a yard. Rem- H v nant price. / Toilet Remnants. "Whiteeth" Tooth Powder regular price 25c Magic Foot Powder?regularly 10c., bottle Sample Tooth Brushes?variety 6/. of styles?worth 10-15c * Good quality Shaving Brushes ?worth 15-19c * Pompadour Puff Combs?worth S/. 10c Celluloid-back Pocket Mirrors? in case?worth 10c : * Woodworth'a 39c. Triple Ex tract "Kerma"?ounoe Shell Hair Pins?straight or crimped shapes?3 on card?worth Armour's Flotilla Soap?a pure white floating soap for fj J/ r toilet use?cake a2? Aluminum Soap Boxes?hinged cover?worth 15c Armour's Lilac Soap?worth J 25c. box?3 cakes In box for w" Hand Scrubs?solid wood back? good tuinpico bristles?worth 5c ***" Battle Creek Toilet Soap?a pure white antiseptic toilet soap?worth r_ 10c., cake o1^. Double-pointed Hardwood Tooth picks?worth 10c. box Men's Furnishings. 7fcc. Men's 50c. and 75c. Muslin and Cambric Night Robes, some collarless styles, neatly trimmed with silk, -5,0. most all sizes In the lot. q>VC. Remnant price Men's "Brighton" Lisle Thread Gar ters in plain and fancy colors; sell everywhere at 15c. Remnant price Men's 50c. Negligee Shirts, made of good quality percale, neat stripes and figures, full cut and perfect fitting, cushion neckbands: all ?. _ sizes In the lot. Remnant 2S^C? Lot of Men's Suspenders, made f= of good quality webbing with mohair ends. Remnant price Men's 12Hc. Plain Black Half Hose, spliced heels and toes, seam- t=j less foot, all sizes In the lot. / ? Remnant price Art Department. Pillow Cords. 3% yds. long. 9c. 8c. Battenberg Rings, lc. doz. 3c. Embro Silk. lc. spool. 10c. and 12c. Worsteds, soiled, 5c. hank. 50c. Silk Pillow Cords, 25c. 25c Battenberg Dolleys. 15c. 50c. Appllqued Scarf* and Shams, 29c. ClofcMm Men's Suits In odds and ends In medium and l'jyht weights; sold up to $12.... Men's odd Pants, In good, desirable colors; nearly all fl sizes in the lot: worth ^ jj #(^y) A small lot of Men's Top Coats of all-wool covert cloth; well made, sold for $7.50 Heavy - weight All-wool Casslmere and Fancy Cheviot Pants; worth up to $3.50 19 Men's Smoking Jackets, In n va riety of colors; trimmed with silk cord; worth up to $6.50 ' 11 Men's Fancy Casslmere Suits made In 4-button. round sack style; sold for $G.50 7 Men's Coats and Vests of black un finished worsted, left from A rf-v suits sold for $15; sizes up to 44 ^ 11 Young Men's Suits; only one of a kind; sizes up to 19 years; sold up to $8.90 A small lot of Men's Soft Hats, In several good shades; sold up to $2.00 15 Men's Fancy Mercerized Vests. In broken sizes; sold up to $2.50 $2.49 .25 79c. 98c. Dress Goods Remnants, Lot 1 ? 23Co Yard. Remnants of Dress Goods, in cluding All-wool Albatross, Batiste, Fancy Suitings, Plain Mohairs, Wool Cashmere, Shepherd Checks, Wool Pan ama, Basket Weave and Melton Cloth, in black and leading colors. Desirable lengths for skirts and suits. Values worth up to 50c. a yard for 23c. Lot 2? 47c. Yard. Remnants of the best grades of Dress Fabrics, lnc'udlng Fancy Suitings, Panama, French Broadcloth. Silk and Wool Eollenne, Covert Cloth. Sicilian, Prunella. Henrietta, Check Mo hairs, etc.; 44 to 52 inches wide. Quali ties sold as high as $1.25 a yard for 47c. a yard. Desirable lengths for skirts and suits. Black and all colors. Domestic Remnants, Remnants of Apron Ginghams; qual ity equal to Ainoskeag; In blue, brown and green checks. Lengths f? from 2 to 10 yards. Regular 7c. value Remnants of Yard-wide Cambric; soft finished quality for making undergarments. Desirable lengths. Remnant price, yd. Remnants of Yard-wide Corded Mad ras, In neat blue, pink and black-and white stripes, figures and polka dots. Regular 10c. and 12yfcc. ?y values. Remnant price, J a2qj.C Remnants of Dress Ginghams, In ft variety of new spring styles, including pink, ox-blood, blue and gray stripes, lengths from 2 to 10 T) / _ yards. Regular 10c. qual- (Q)a^qJ.C? Remnants of Shelf Oilcloth, in a good assortment of patterns. The a best quality manufactured. /3L(?0 Remnant pripe, yd Remnants of Fancy Prints and Light Shirting Prints; suitable for. wrappers and children's dresses. Fast a colors. Lengths from 2 to 10 yards. Remnant price, yd Fourth Floor Remnants. 4%c. R^mnaTits of Sllkoltnes, Denims, Cre tonnes, Curtain Swiss and other ma terials. Sold off the piece at 12V^c to 19c. a yard. Rem nant price Remnants of Heavy Quality Floor Oilcloth, In a variety of neat patterns. Regular u ^IT / 3t)c. grade. Remnant II /L price, square yard / <& * Lot of Folding Go-Carts, with rattan reclining back and foot piece and sides. Rubber-tired wheels. Reg ular $6.00 to $8.00 values for Lot of Babies' High Chairs. /CkQ golden oak finish. Regular 'U'QC. $2.00 value for $4.95 Lot of 4 Felt Mattresses, size 4 ft. 6 Inches. One and two-piece /p p /ThS> styles. Regular $10.00 val ue for ^ ? Lot of Iron Beds, enameled In green and white. Slightly a* . scratched. Worth $700 to $9.00. Reduced to Remnant lot of Silk Cords, for trim ming pillows, bath robes and ^ portieres. Sold at 12%c. to 19c. ^ ? yard. Remnant' price, yard Manufacturer's "seconds" of Opaque Window Shades, In all colors. Sold for 25c.?but as these are s damaged, ws shall close them ^'(C out at w. m Women's J3.00 and $3.50 Shoes of Patent Colt, Dull Calf and Vlcl Kid. In button, blucher and lace ^ ga styles. College cut, hand sewed. Reduced to ^ 0 Women's $2.00 Boots and Oxfords, of dark tan kid, dull calf, patent colt and vlcl kid. Also a few $3.00 French -heel Oxfords. Remnant price, pair Choice of regular 25c. Shoe * = Dressings, in tan, black or 1 \ white. Remnant price Women's $3.50 Tan Calf and Kid, also Suede Oxfords. Welt soles. Broken sizes. Rem nant price Women's $1.50 and $1.75 Button Shoes, with patent tips $2.48 Infants' and Children's Shoes, odds and ends of lines sold for 75c. and $1.00 a pair. Rem nant price Women's $1.25 I^ace and i?? Button Shoes, low and regu- / lar heels * * Rawhide Moccasins. for men, women and children, j?**. worth $1.00 and $1.25 a pair, (n)'y'C for About 75 pairs of Men's $2.5<) and $3.00 Patent Colt and Kid Shoes, odds and ends of regular lines. Sizes, ti, 6%, 7. 8 and 9. Reduced to Men's $2 00 High and I>ow Cut Tan Calf Shoes, every pair warranted solid leather. Reduced to $1.29 Boys' Clothing. Boys' and Children's Broad Brim Sailor Hats, of serge and cloth. 8om? with patent leather crowns A Values worth up to $2 00 ,Percal? Waists, In - _ neckband style. Broken sizes 1 Regular 25c. value for a ?-'V*. Shlrt"' ,n neckband 22*- S're" 13 and 13H only. fl ^ Ma^e of washable strli^d U madras. 99c. value, for . ? TnnBnyS'.T*n.Covprt r'?th Top Coats, sizes 8. 11 12 ^ . v2fueUtfo^r.,.R.e*UlarM'00 SI.49 pS' ofzes*8 ^?V?ck*r^r Sold for ,!.W and cheviots. ^ sr;/?3 ^; 'of '*?*>? only. Reduced from $3.09 Juvenile Dept. ? J" ' 8 Refers of all-wool cloth, trimmed with braid and buttons. In blue brown and red. Sizes 2 i?" y*?1* Regular price, /VC $1.79. Reduced to 11 A"-wool Cashmere Dresses. i. r?ufhout' Wal9's trimmed wtth sBk braid, buttons and ribbons. In red, blue, green and brown. Sizes ? _ rM9 to yeara Re<,ured from 8ma" !ot of Children's White Cam bric and Muslin Petticoats, made with deep umbrella ruffle, lace and embroidery. Sizes up to 12 years. Sold up to 75c. Rem- 2?(T nant price Small lot 0f u,tle children's White India Linon and Persian Lawn Dresses. FrPnch style, with tucks and inserting. Sizes 2 to fi _ ? 70c.!"8for V"Ue8 ,WOrth . UP to. 3 9C. .F.,annt!Stt6 N1*ht Gowns. In pink and blue Btripes; also Flannelette Pet ticoats. with ruffles and lace trimming. Sizes up to 12 Z.<U>C years. Regular 50c. value, for SmaU lot of Infants' White Silk and Colored Velvet Bonnets, high French styles. Trimmed with laces and ribbons. Reduced from $2.08 to Muslin Underwear Department. 8mall lot of Cambric and Muslin 9?wn?, Long and Short Skirts. Long titem_?e' D?we" an<i Corset Covers. ill tl7mme<1 with good quality wash able laces and embroideries. Soiled and mussed from handling t=. ? \ alues worth up to 98c, (S'v'C Small lot of Muslin Drawers, with hem and tucks, also low and V-ne k Corset Covers, with hem stitched ruffles and lace. ? . Broken sizes. Regular 25c. T! AC value, for lilr^. Odds and ends of Women's Figured Lawn Kimonos, with plain borders. yoke back and ? 0 front. Broken sizes. 2l>c II A^/T* value, for u v>V. Broken sizes and odd lots of Coutil and Batiste Corsets. In medium, long dip hip and girdles. Some with garters. Well-known makes, such as R. & G., W. B., American Lady and 1 Ferris Waists. Sold up to 1 $1.50, for 18 Black Mercerized Sateen Petti coats, with ruffles and quill- x* Reduced from $1.00 (y)'y'C. * It '* * A * * V (ft * * * '* fc Ings. to Remnants of All-silk Ribbons, Includ ing Satin Gros Grain and /*. tr / Plain Taffetas, In all col ors; worth 5c. yd />B Remnants of TafTeta and Satin Taf feta Ribbons. In all shades; A / l^'ryd'e. .,e.nKth#;. WOrth 444c. Remnants of Satin Taflfeta and Plain Taffeta Ribbons. of.the best it s grade: all colors and wide ^II/riP widths; worth ur> to 19c. yd...*^/2 ad Gloves, 29c. Odd lot of about 280 pairs of Chil dren's Kid Gloves, In all colors. 2-clasp style. Sold /Or for 75c. a pair Remnant price Gas Globes. In cut glass designs Regular I5c. value '10,.. 3-pt. Stone Water Pitchers, worth 15c 10c. Sheet Iron Bread Pans, assorted styles jjc Steel Frying Pans, worth up to 19c"l0c White Metal Tea Spoons, each, at lc White Metal Table Spoons, each at 2c 19c. Crystal Glass Vinegar Cruets 9c 2-pt. Seamless Covered Granite Iron Saucepans, worth 19c Granite Iron Coffee Boilers, worth un to 98c., for Seamless Granite Iron Dish Pans," worth 49c., for '23c. % '? k '* '* k k k k k a k k k k k k k -k k ?k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k -k k k k k k k k k k k k k k CLERICAL CHANGES. Navy Department Appointments and Promotions. Changes lit the Navy Department are an nounced as follows: Appointments: Bureau of supplies and accounts?Boyd Lambert, by reinstatement, copyist at $840 per annum. Secretary's of Jice?Nello M. Pittinon, messenger boy at $4t?0 per annum; Milton C. White, by trans fer, messenger boy at $000 per annum. Bureau of construction and repair?Wilfred P. Borland, Jr., messerger boy at $100 per annum. Bureau of steam engineering Ernest R. Peaslee, clerk at $8-10 per annum. Naval observatory?Stephen B. Soule, piece work computer; Jesse Pawling, piece work computer. Promotions: Bureau of construction and repair?Thomas C. Hommiller, jr., from clerk at $1,000 to clerk at $1,100 per an num; R. 8. Moore, from copyist at $?U0 to clerk at $1,000 per annum; F. H. H. Nolte, from messenger boy at $?io0 to copyist at $l?tJ0 per annum; J. K. Willis, from mes senger boy at $400 to messenger boy at $000 per annum. Bureau of steam engi neering?Arthur O. Kessenden, from stenographer and typewriter at $W)0 per annum to clerk at $1,000 per annum; James O'Hara, from clerk at $840 to stenographer and typewriter at $900 per annum. Office of judge advocate general?Henry A. Kraser, from clerk at $1,200 to clerk at $1,300 per annum; Oeorge Melllng, from clerk at $1,000 to c-ler^ at $1,200 per annum; l\ A. Desman, from clerk at $840 toVlerk at $1,000 per annum. Transfers and promotions?James H. Nel son, from messenger boy at $420 per an num, Nautical Almanac office, to messenger boy at $000 per aiuium, bureau of steam engineering; Charles McCarthy, from stenographer and typewriter at $1,000 par annum, bureau of steam engineering, to clerk at $1,100 per annum, bureau ot medi cine and surgery; Walter W. Le Matt, from messenger boy at $600 por annum, bureau of yards and docks, to copyist at $840 per annum, bureau of ordnance; M C. Tierney. from meysenger boy at $400 per annum, secretary's office, to messenger boy at $000 per annum, bureau of yards and docks. Resignations: Naval observatory-^John Brotkraan, laborer at $C00 per annum. Of fice of judge advocate general?W. I,. I*a rash, clerk at $1,300 per annum. Bureau of construction and repair?F. H. Yount, clerk at $1,100 per annum. Bureau of navi gation?Lambert Igoe, copyist at $S40 per annum. THE BASSETT DIVORCE. ? Restrained From Interfering With Wifo in Any Way. Special Dispatch ta The Star. OMAHA. Neb. March 15?Charles C. Bas sett of Washington must not legally make an effort to secure the custody of hljf children while the divorce case which his wife has filed against him In Omaha is pending. Nor can he Interfere with his wife In any way during that time. Judge Day of the district court has Issued an Injunction restraining Bassett from in any manner Interfering with his wife, Mrs. Fannie Rice Bassett, and' granting Mrs. Bassett the custody of the children until the case Is tried and permanent guardian ap pointed. Mrs. Bassett, together with her Ave chll-, dren, the oldest less than ten years old. Is In Omaha. Funeral of Dr. John H. Johnson. Funeral services over the remains of Dr. j John H. Johnson, formerly of Texas, who died yesterday afternoon at his residence, 1341 B street northeast, will be held Sat urday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Metro politan A. M. E. Church, it street between 15 th and 18th streets. Dr. Johnson, who was In the flftr-thlrd year of his age. Is survived by his wife and several children. James Monroe Miller of Council drove was renominated for Congress at Emporia, Kan., yesterday, without opposition by the republicans of the fourth .-^.asas district. CIGARS WILL COST MO&E. Great Damage Caused to -the Cuban Tobacco Corp. The American charge de affaires at Ha vana has reported to the State Department that the tobacco crop of the finest regions In Cuba Is almost a total loss. The de struction Is the result of torrential rains, which will reduce the yield from 409,328 bales, the figures of 1005, to less than 160, 000 bales for 1906. This amount will in all probability be still further reduced, as the acreage this year Is smaller than that of the previous crop. The efTect of the torrential rains has Been to blight the seedlings, and the next crop will be almost a flat failure. As it takes at least 110 days from the planting of the Beed to the cutting of the mature leaf, there will be a long interval of distress and shortage. The government has received appeals for aid from many quarters, and proposes a series of public works which will give some relief to the workmen thrown out of em ployment and will tend to control the rivers in case of future floods and heavy rains. The shortage in the supply of the tobacco leaf which is now assured will affect prices to a considerable degree. The market al ready has been strongly Influenced, and a corresponding rise In the price of cigars must inevitably follow. The American smoking public will feel the increase In price before the foreigner, owing to the fact that the American consumer prefers the "green" cigar, while the Englishman, German and Frenchman place a nlgher value on the "seasoned" cigar. In England and Germany it is possible, consequently, to keep on hand large stocks of cigars. The American Importer prefers a much smaller stock because of the call for the fresh article and because of the fact that he has superior and more numerous advan tages for obtaining new supplies of the weed in a short time. Furthermore, the enormous lmjfcirt duty on cigars undoubted ly operates strongly In discouraging the American Importer of limited capital fiom laying in a large stock of cigars. Wind-Bound Vessels Arrive. A large fleet of wood and lumber-laden vessels, which have been wind bound In the lower Potomac for the past four or flv? days, have' taken advantage of the change In the wind to a more favorable quarter to sail up the river with their cargoes con signed to dealers at this city. During the forty-eight hours ended yesterday after noon seven wood and eleven lumber-laden boats came Into port. In the fleet were the schooners J. B. Anderson, Hester A. Waters. John R. Reese. Murray Vandlver, A. H. Quinby, John McGlnnis, I.ora Mura, Lottie E. White. J. C. Smith, Silver Wave. E. M. 8klnner. Emily E. Burton. Lottie Car ter. Oakland. Mayflower, Bertha May and several others. It Is estimated that the combined cargoes of ths lumber-iViden ves sels was about a million feet, while tho cargoes aboard the wood-laden vessels will average about ?thlrty-flve cords to the ves sel. The wharves along- the river front are now well filled with vessels discharging cargoes. Beady for Fishing Season. The tug Qeorgsg W. Pride, belonging to Capt. A. J. Fair of Alexandria, is lying at that city, being overhauled and made ready for service on the river, after having been laid up out of service for several months. The Pride has been chartered to tow fish laden lighters from the nets at Fairy Land ing fishing shore to this city during the coming fishing season, and will be made ready for service by the time the season opens. Capt. George Davis will have com mand of the Pride during the coming sea son. He succeeds Cart. Walter Posey, who died last <*eek. The tug William H. Yeskes, Jr.. now lying at a Baltimore shipyard undergoing an overhauling, has. It Is stated, been char tered to tow fish laden vessels from the nets In the mouth of the river to this city during the fishing season. The tug will start with a boat oil Coan river and stopping at the different gill and tra<p nets will pick ap shad in (I herrinji until loaded and then hurry with the fish to the packing houses at the 11th street wharf. It Is stated that a tugboat from Baltimore will be brought to the Potomac during the coming spring fishing season for the pur pose of running ftsh from the big fishing shore at High Point, Va., to this market. OFFICERS EXONERATED. Investigation of Becent Mix-Up of Warships in New York Harbor. After many weeks consideration In the bureau of navigation and In the office of the judge advocate general Secretary Bona parte has finally received the report of the court of inquiry appointed by Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the Atlantic fleet, f.o Investigate the circumstances attending the general mix-up of -warships In the harbor of New York January 6 last. While the battleship squadron was pro tedlrig to sea In single file the Kentucky and the Kear sarge, which were without pilots, ran aground, and the Alabama, which followed, also without a pilot, narrowly avoided the Kearsarge and ran into the Kentucky, damaging her so that she had to be taken back to the navy yard for repairs. The other' vessels were not seriously Injured and continued on their way to Hampton roads. The report of the court of Inquiry will not be made public until Secretary Bona parte has acted upon It. It is known, however, that the court found that the grounding and subsequent collision were ac cidental annd not due to carelessness or In efficiency on the part of the officers of the vessels, and that the court recommended that no further proceedings be had against them. Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the fleet, approved the recommendation, and If Secretary Bonaparte agrees with him the matter will be dropped. The officers mainly concerned are Capt. Comly. who command ed the Alabama; Capt. Barry, who com manded the Kentucky, and Capt. Wlnslow, who commanded the Kearsarge. It Is ex pected that Secretary Bonaparte will an nounce his action in a few days. Daughters of 1812. A meeting of the D. C. Chapter, Daugh ters of 1812, was held In the Ebbltt House yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Kate Kearney Henry presiding. A large number respond ed to roll call. , ? _ , Mrs. Mann, an officer of the New Tork society, was present as a visitor, and was warmly welcomed. Reports were read by Miss Webster, Miss Goddard. Mrs. Pitney and Miss James. Mrs. Marsh had the re vised by-laws ready for a vote, and they were adopted by the chapter and ordered to be printed. After the business meeting a social hour was spent. Prize Picture Contest for Amateur Photographers. The Sunday Star's photographlo contests for the succeeding Sun days, each contest closing on the preceding Monday, will be for pic- ' tures on the following subjects: Sunday, Jhr. <45.?Vlrwi Along the i'otumar. Sunday, April 1.?Bridges Around Washington. Sunday, April 8.?C h I 1 d r e n and Their Pets. Sunday. April 15.?Equestrian Stat ues in Washing ton. Sunday, April -2?Big Building Operations. There will be three prizes offered In each contest, as follows: FIRST PRIZR, $3.00. SECOND PRIZE, f?.00. THIRD PRIZE, $2.00. _ Any amateur photographer resid ing in the District of Columbia may compete for these prizes. Those who wish their photographs re turned must inclose a stamped and addressed snvelope. Each picture must have name of photographer on its back. Send pictures of views along the Potomac this week to SFNDAT EDITOR ST A It, Washington, D. C. Photographic Conteet.