TO REPORT FAVORABLY
COMMITTEES DECISION AS TO
TEMPORARY SOLDIERS' HOME.
Advocates of an Appropriation of
$75,000 Heard at the
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
$5 Trimmed Hats, $2.98.
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'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.
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. *
Saturday. March 17th Is St.
We're ready with the proper
Green Ribbon Rosettes, with
streamer, for the occasion.
Special, 10c. Each.
Remnants of regular 8c. and 10c. wide
Torchon Laces, Edges and
Insertlngs. Remnant price,
Remnants of 10c. and 12^. Italian
Val. I-aces, In broken sets. No ?=? _
lnsertings In the lot. Yard,
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
Remnant lot of regular 19c.
Venice Laces. In applique pat- * fl ?
terns. Remnant price, 11 II C.
Remnant lot of Net Laces,
In desirable lengths. Regu
lar 75c. quality for
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.
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
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
Lot of Women's Plain White Hem
sold for 5c.; reduced
Women's All-llnen Handker
chiefs. with hemstitched border.
Regular price 10c., for
Lot of Embroidered Stock Collars, In
white and various colors.
Worth 19c. each. Rem
Hemstitched Collar and Cuff
Sets; sold for 12?4c -....fJC.
Lot of Venice Lace Collars,
with and without tabs.
Remnants of Bilk Veilings,
In black and colors. Regu- <1 <-v
lar 25c. quality. One-yard 11 (I l)?T
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
Small lot of Damask Scarfs, have red
stripe through the center and are
fringed all around. As
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.
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
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
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
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
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..
Remnant lot of about
BOO lengths of soiled
in narrow widths, 011 sale
tomorrow, yd., at
Remnants of 25c. and
39c. Skirtings and Corset
Cover Embroideries, in
new patterns. Remnant
Remnants of Cambric
and Swiss Embroideries,
edges and lnsertings.
Regular 10c. and 12V4c.
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. /
"Whiteeth" Tooth Powder
regular price 25c
Magic Foot Powder?regularly
Sample Tooth Brushes?variety 6/.
of styles?worth 10-15c *
Good quality Shaving Brushes
?worth 15-19c *
Pompadour Puff Combs?worth S/.
Celluloid-back Pocket Mirrors?
in case?worth 10c : *
Woodworth'a 39c. Triple Ex
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
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 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.
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. / ?
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.
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
Heavy - weight All-wool
Casslmere and Fancy
Cheviot Pants; worth up
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
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
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
Dress Goods Remnants,
Lot 1 ?
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.
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.
Remnants of Apron Ginghams; qual
ity equal to Ainoskeag; In blue, brown
and green checks. Lengths f?
from 2 to 10 yards. Regular
Remnants of Yard-wide Cambric; soft
finished quality for making
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.
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
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
Lot of Babies' High Chairs. /CkQ
golden oak finish. Regular 'U'QC.
$2.00 value for
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.
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
Women's $1.50 and $1.75
Button Shoes, with patent
Infants' and Children's Shoes, odds
and ends of lines sold for
75c. and $1.00 a pair. Rem
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
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.
Men's $2 00 High and I>ow Cut Tan
Calf Shoes, every pair
warranted solid leather.
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 . ?
Top Coats, sizes 8. 11 12 ^ .
pS' ofzes*8 ^?V?ck*r^r
Sold for ,!.W and
cheviots. ^ sr;/?3 ^; 'of '*?*>?
only. Reduced from $3.09
? 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
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
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
18 Black Mercerized Sateen Petti
coats, with ruffles and quill- x*
Reduced from $1.00 (y)'y'C.
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
Sheet Iron Bread Pans, assorted
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.
Navy Department Appointments and
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Bassett, together with her Ave chll-,
dren, the oldest less than ten years old. Is
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
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
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.
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
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
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
After the business meeting a social hour
Prize Picture Contest
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
Sunday, April 1.?Bridges Around
Sunday, April 8.?C h I 1 d r e n and
Sunday. April 15.?Equestrian Stat
ues in Washing
Sunday, April -2?Big Building
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.
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