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If y?tir grocer does not sell Apite?.o write u?. Made by the Manufacturers of Quaker Oats. Address, Chicago, U. S. Capital $5(0,000. Surplus $150,000. AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, 1315-1317 F Street N.W. Attends strictly to General Com mercial Banking business, with an eye always to the welfare of its cus tomers. We pay interest on the AVER AGE balance in the SAYINGS DEPARTMENT. Safe Deposit Boxes for rent, $3.00 per airsounri Sarin*;* Departaieut open, for rrnHrjnj; depf-slt* only, on tb?* 1st, 2d. 3d. J5th. 10th and I7*h of ?Mich month until 5:30; also from ? to & p.m. ? u bat unlays. It WWW/vv S CREDIT FOR ALL WASHINGTON. $ ?? - A pring and uminnieF I Furniture. I ?> Our big store impresses X you at once with a sense of X newness and brightness, and no matter what tloor you visit the same impression will prevail. That is because we are so particular not to carry goods over from one season to the next. You can always be sure when you buy here that you are mak ing your selection from the newest designs and styles a that the leading manufactur j| ers have created. Our pres ent stock faithfully reflects the prettiest and most de sirable things in homefur nishings for this spring and summer's use. We invite you to open an account. I i: Peter Grogan, ,817-819-821-823 Seventh St (n RAPE JUICE. \ I TT A cooling, rr(mblo| and knltkfil ncm-akulioBc be**r**? to a?rre In I he evening*. rccomra?D4ad by iihyalclana. ?Red, 50c. quart. ?White, 60c. quart. WINE CO.. 814 14th at. ML fl A delicate and delicious dainty. Par excel 1 ence the choco late of ep= icures. II RUSSIAN REFUGEE Ivan Norodny Now in New York City. _ HEADED CRONSTADT MUTINY Was Minister of Domestic Affairs in Baltic Provinces. ASSASSIN OF DUKE SERGIUS Lieut. Schmidt?His Execution Graph ically Described?Last Words for Russia and Revolution. A genuine political refugee with tlie hall mark of authenticity on his person and a price on his head Is a sort of a rara avis In this enlightened land. But there is one located in New Tork city just now, and the good people of Gotham have taken him to their hearts. , The refugee Is a Russian and his name is Ivan Norodny. lie was head and front of the attempted mutiny in Cronstadt last year and was minister of domestic affairs in the abortive provisional government in the Baltic provinces. The New York Sun tells all about Ivan and his stunts. Mr. Norodny, who, besides his Ian, has a long line of consonantical jaw-breakers, tells of the hanging of the assassin of the Grand Dufte Sergius and the execution of Lieut. Schmidt of the Russian navy. A Price on His Head. Ivan escaped from Russia in the dis guise of an army surgeon early in January with a 30,000 ruble price on his head. That price has been collected, by the way, and Norodny doesn't know whether he has a price ori his head now or not. There Is a game in it, such a game as should per suade any one that thfe Russian people are ready for self-government. About as soon as Norodny got away a man bearing a remarkable resemblance to his published description appeared In St. Petersburg and daunted himself l>efore the police. Ilim the head con man pointed out to the police as Norodny. He was arrested at once and damning proofs were found on his person. He protested loudly that he was not Norodny. but could bring no wit nesses to prove It. The case seemed so strong that the au thor ties paid the full amount of the re ward and the head raker walked out of sight of the police. Three days later the nssistant faker brought absolute proofs to show that he was not Norodny. There was no proof that he connived with the "head con man in putting up that game?still, proof is not really needed in Russia Just now At any rate, the prisoner walked out a free man. Jiiked oft somewhere and div vied up. If. there'ore, you see a Russian policeman coming, don't turn Norodny over to him. You m'ght not get your money. Norodny. a little Russian and an "intel lectual," told again the story of the trouble on the Black sea and the Baltic. He Is Just in receipt or a letter from an attorney named R'asner, who was an eyewitness to the execution of L4eut. Schmidt of the Rus sian navy on March 19 at Otchakoff. Norodny has been studying English for only three weeks. Being a Russian, he lias caught nearly the whole vocabulary of the language, but his proaunciation is Karnay giesk and he gets twisted on Idioms. His translation of the letter was Tree, there fore. Th's Is the substance of It: The Shooting of Schmidt. "I saw the assassin of Grand Duke Ser gius hanged; yet that was as nothing for horror with this shooting. My pen refuses to move when I think of It. "At 4 o'clock In the morning he -Was led out on a little island, together with the three common sailors who died with him His struggle to the end was to save the three sailors On the way to the Island he begged for permission to send a telegram to St. Petersburg taking all the responsibility and exonerating the sailors. The admiral refused that. 'Then let me at least die like an officer,* he said. 'Do not blind or bind me." "They granted that, and decided that since lie could see and the others would die blind, he should be shot first. Schmidt was placed with his back against the hill. Thirty men of his own command, many of whom loved him. were told oft to kill him. It was being done for an example, and the autocracy spared no horror. "Now the admiral feared that these men might not shoot at the word, and behind them he stationed 200 men, with loaded rifles trained on every man of the firing squad. Their orders were to shoot Instantly any man who failed to fire. Schmidt did not know this; had he, I am certain that he would have begged them to fire if they loved him, since his end was inevitable. "Schmidt walked llke'a soldier to the spot. All the way he st>oke Incessantly to the sol diers who walked to right and left, exhort ing them to rise for humanity. A priest ap proached him. " 'No,' said Schmidt kindly, 'I believe in no God except the good of humanity.' Then he stepped Into his place. 'The officer had drawn his sword, when Schmidt called out: " 'Wait! I want a glass of water! You will not refuse that to a dying man!' It seemed a strange request, but they granted It. Hardly were the water bearers out of range when he raised the glass high above his head: " To the people of Russia!' he cried. 'To the Russian people and the social revolu tion!* His Last Words. "Those were his last words, for the officer, seeing it all now, cried: " 'Fire!' "Only sixteen of the thirty men in the firing squad fired. The rest lowered their pieces, overcome by the sublimity of this pledge in the face of death. "The admiral kept his word. The sixteen who had fired were ordered rapidly out of line; the fourteen who failed were kept lu place, their backs toward their death. " 'Fire!' said the officer of the 200 men behind. "Probably not more than half of them obeyed, but It was enough. The fourteen fell as one man. Then they proceeded with the butchery of the three condemned sol diers. "The men had fired for the most part at the breast of Schmidt, and not at his head. He had dropped the glass as he fell, but his right arm was still raised high over his head In a toast to the Russian people. "What a day was this, comrade, in the history.of Russia.'" Riasner was attorney for Schmidt during his trial, and was admitted to the execu tion on that account. "ft appears." said Novodny, "that the American people are under the impression that Schmidt was leader in the Knktz Po tcmkln affair. That is not true. He was never near that trouble. At the time he had two months leave and was working among the Baltic provinces. "The general mutiny, led by Schmidt, was under preparation, and the ships were all to be captured at once, when friction arose between the officers and men of the Po temkln and that mutiny was on. By keep ing the men In ignorance by various devices they held things safe. Had Schmidt been on the Potemkln she would never have fail ed, for all she needed was a guiding hand. Schmidt was arrested later. Th?. Mutiny at Cronstadt. "I led 40,000 men for one night In the mutiny at Cronstadt. This la how it hap pened: "We had the 40,000 men In garrison there honeycombed with revolution. There were many groups in every company and a leader In every group. It was tfll ready, but we wanted to teat it, and the imprisonment of sixteen sailors in the fortrestt there was a great opportunity?for there was great In dignation over it. "The movement was made at 2 o'clock la the morning. That night moat of the officers were away drinking. In the cos tume of a general?for Russian peasant sol diers will obey only a uniform?I passed the friendly sentries, took my stand on the parade ground and ordered th?- signal? * "iSe men "responded splendidly. Ttaer fail in. We went about making upeeches. telling them that we were going to rescue their comrades, after which we would let them go back to barracks. In an orderly manner a picked corps marched down to the fortress, demanded the keys and got their comrades. We marched them Sack j and sent them to bed. Most of the officers and the town authorities ran away and stayed away until It blew over. "But the government withdrew the troops; and we proclaimed at once the republic In the Baltic provinces. Do you know what that means? The first republic proclaimed on Russian soli?our Independ- j ence day. It lasted three weeks. We hope- I fully made all preparations to govern?we , even seized the mint and got out a currency, j Then came the Cossacks?there is no mak- j Ing revolution with them. They work for | their hire. They killed about as they pleased. Slaughter That He Saw. | "I was disguised In the uniform of a re tired army surgeon, and the chase got hot | at times. Of the slaughter I will tell you only what I saw. "A schoolmaster, not guilty, as I knew, of assisting the new republic, but guilty of writing liberal articles, was tide to a telegraph pole, with two other men?also merely liberals. All were married and had children. Their families were forced to stand under a Cossack guard and watch the execution?when the women tried to turn .away the Cossacks, under orders, turned their eyes toward the scene. "I saw that?I, to whom Just such a thing might happen If they found me. So at last I bribed my way across the border to Germany. "We are the military party. We are for an organized, armed revolution. When, next summer, we hoist the standard and part of the army comes to Join us, the social democrats will come, too. The duma Is cut and dried. The government sent out to each district the list of men they wanted elected?and they were elected. "I cannot speak for the rest of the coun try, but in .Little Russia we have forty per cent of the officers and sixty per cent of the men. I make two exceptions, though. The crack guards, officers and men, are all loyal; and the Cossack privates are too wild and ignorant to be taught revolution. They slaughter where they are paid; they are now the hangmen of Russia." GOV. PATTISON'S ILLNESS. Believed to Be Afflicted With Tumor ?Operation Likely. Though the physicians al Columbus, Ohio, say that the object in taking the governor to Christ HospitaJ at Cincinnati Is merely to rest for the remaining part of the Jour ney to Mllford, It is believed that the inten tion is to perform an operation upon him. If such an operation la necessary, it must be done quickly to have the desired eflCtMit. It Is now known that the principal cause of trouble In the governor's case is the prostate gland. There Is a growth there that the physicians have regarded as sar comatous; that is. a malignant tumor. Before leaving for Cincinnati, Dr. O. P. Holt said in regard to this; "Gov. Patlisori is suffering, amon;? other things, from an abnormal growth ori the prostate gland. There are Indie ations that this may be a cancerous growth. Thi.) will ?be determined at the hospital at Cincinnati. It may be that an operation wiil be neces sary. If tLe examination reveals to a cer tainty that the governor Is afflicted with a malignant growth, he will be operated upon Immediately. No one can preuict the out come of such an operation." A dispatch from Cincinnati says; Gov. Pattison's condition was satisfactory today. The noon bulletin Issued by the doc tors follows: "Gov. Paulson passed a very comfortable night His condition is Just about the same as yesterday. Pulse. 90; temperature, normal; respiration, 20." ORDER RESCINDED IN PA&T. Department Permits Strike Commit tee's Postals to Go Through Malls. Third Assistant Postmaster General Ed win C:- Madden has written a letter to Mr. T. C. Parsons, chairman of the printers' eight-hour committee. In reference to a large number of post cards which were sent out to business houses by the Ladles' Aux iliary to Columbia Typographical Union. These cards were rejected by station G of this city because It was said they were larger than the size permitted by law to go through the malls for one cent each. The regulation size is three and nine-sixteenths Inches by five and nine-sixteenths inches. Those sent out by the ladies were but one eighth of an inch longer than the legal size. Mr. Madden In his communication Bays he has decided to let this lot go through the malls, but suggests that the legal size be conformed to in the future. Mr. T. C. Parsons, chairman of the eight hour committee of the printers, replying to the statement of President Byron S. Adams of the Typothetae of Washington, as pub lished in The Star yesterday, said this aft ernoon ; "When the president of the typothetae said that only one-third of the printers ot the country are members of the Typogra phical Union, according to the 1900 census, claiming the remaining two-thirds to be non-union, he unthoughtediy overlooked the fact that the census Includes every man, woman and child setting type in the coun try', and as many thousands of them are to be found in the multitude of small towns and villages where there are no unions the opportunity for affiliating is lacking. "It is only fair to these country printers to say that about SX) per cent of them are In full sympathy with the principles of the Typographical Union and Join it at the first opportunity. "The great number of letters received by our members from proprietors of typoth etae offices holding out flattering induce ments to them to desert our ranks and act as strikebreakers is very good evidence that the typothetae thinks the skill of the print er's art is represented in the union." WON BY CENTRAL. Debate With Western High School Yesterday Afternoon. "That the federal government should su pervise and control insurance companies transacting an interstate and international business" was the proposition under dispu tation yesterday afternoon at the Central High School in the interhigh school debate between Western and Central. The contest was Judged by Mr. Charles Lyman. Mr. E. D. Shaw and Dr. Teunis Hamlin and the decision was given to the Central, which upheld the negative. Chairman C. W. A. Veditz of the George Washington University, called the session to order, a large audience of students, teachers, local und visiting, and friends and parents, being gathered to hear the argu ments. The rostrum was tastefully decorated with the red and white of Western, and the diirk blue and white of Central. A bust of Minerva stood on Western's slue and a similar bust of Augustus On Cen tral's; In the Impartial middle of the stage stood a winged victory. The Western was represented by Messrs. T. H. Farrlngton, D. A. Baer and George L. Harrison, who read as alternate, the argument of W. J. Blund, who was unable to attend by reason of illness. Central's winning team was made up of M?ssrs. R. W. Paine. A. B. Gilflllan and E. O. Schrel ber. Their alternate, P. H. Kaschwitz. was on hand In case of emergency. Following the debate, which elicited much applause as point after point was made^ the young ladles of Central senior class, in white dresses and bedecked with red rib bons, entertained the teams, the visiting teachers, the chairman and the Judges in the lady teachers' room, which also in hon or of Western, was gaily decorated in red and white festoons, with bright scarlet geraniums on the tables. Ices, cakes and fudge, the school girls' delight, were served, and harmony was established among the debaters. The debate was the second in the series the Interhigh school debates, the first be tween Eastern and Western having been won by Eastern. The championship debate between Central and Eastern will be held early In May on some phaae of the Chi nese exclusion question. Central's team will meet the team of the Central High School of Philadelphia In this city Friday, April 27. The McKinlejr Manual Training School has not taken any part in the tnterhlgh school debates, but It Is hoping to to gether a team to meet Eastern some time soon. In the meantime it Is exercising us powers in Intersection argument. The largest exclusive Cash Furniture and Carpet House in the city. Furnititre of the reliable kind. Spring and Summer Furnishings? * An unequaled assortment of the newest and most pleasing styles. \\ e invite you to inspect our stock of spring and summer goods, ^knowing it to he without a su perior anywhere south of Philadelphia. No richer or more carefully selcctcd assortment was ever exhibited in any one store in this city before, and there is not an article in all this great gathering that we are not glad to personally guarantee. The prices are fully 25 per cent lower than the lowest you can find anywhere else on equsl qualities and the patterns reflect the best taste of the most fa mous designers. 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We are already exhibiting full lines of Summer Furniture, Including reed and rattan Rocke.rs, Ijiwn Settees. Porch Goods, Window Screens, etc. It Is a large and very delightful stock of novel and pretty designs, priced at figures that you cannot pos sibly duplicate anywhere else. MATTINGS. To Introduce this Matting season and call your attention to our f?u perb stock we shall offer the follow ing extraordinary prices for this week on Mattings by the roll: 40c. China Malting, the very high est grade made 12K'. 35c. Japanese Matting, extra iiual ity; damask patterns 25c. 'J5c. Heavy China Mattings l?c. '2'J'ic Heavy China Matting* . 17c. Bordered Rugs of Heavy China Matting: S!*e 6x!? $4.S3 Size 9x12 $0.85 JACKSON BROS. 9fl5to92fl 7tlhSt, ' * ^ * ?ptp?? if ?r it if if if if ip if if if f f## # if if if?? ?r JP if *" ??* K" ^ ^ if t? K1if *' *" ^ * ?>' > VIEWS OF MR. STUART SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS explains SITUATION. In connection with the the hill reported by the, 8alarles committee to fix and reerulate the salari^s of teacher., school officers and other em pioyea of the Board of Budcatlon of t^ District, that on and after July . children of school age being 1>?truct?i tn the school, of the District beyond the second grade shall be given a whole day session, the superintendent of schools Mr. A. T. Stuart, gave to a Star repor r general explanation of the sltuaton' ,.ld "Schools." Mr. Stuart said. whlch wo^ be affected by the enactment of the law are those of the third and fourth grades. There are at present forty-eight such half day schools in the District. These are scattered throughout the system In the thirteen divisions, the greatest """"ber be ing found in the fifth division. or Oeorge town. and the thirteenth, or colored, divi sion of South Washington. . >,?lf dav "Only four of the forty-elgT>t half-day ofhonls are of the fourth grade. All tho remainder are of the third ?rarle- arl^.ha,rf about evenly divided hf^een the^hlte and colored schools. The four halt a y ^s3Wn^onh\nTthe completion of the new situation. Finding Boom Is the Problem. "The whole problem." Mr. Stuart added, "Is one of finding rooms. In Georgetown also the completion of the Anthony Hyde Hulldlne will free rooms In that section. Both the Cordozo and the Hyde buildings will be ready early In the fall and there is an unused room at present In both the Koss and the Blow schools, recently dedl cated. The building of the "ew unton station has caused so many '*?il'fa ,t1. move l'rom that quarter that the enroll ment of the Gales School has greatly de creased. but with everything 1"J? consideration It will be Impossible, *|th the present school facilities, to provide space for these schools. Rooms will have to be rented and ifunds supplied. t? Mr. Stuart estimates that at least twenty four rooms will be needed, and he stated that the law will affect at least l,?toP"Pj'9 uDon the rolls at present. Upon being re minded of the probable passage of the com Dulsory education bill. Mr. Stuart express ed liimself as enable to tell what the re SU"A3ntogwhat 'the passage of ? compulsory lit**. li?v -o- - - - education bill may mean Is amattero, niire speculation." he said. The police census gave the number of children on the streets as 71L The Civic Center orgaTiiza ?tonplaced them at 7.0O0. The truth must ?be somewhat between these numbers and. I am heartily in favor of compulsory educaUon. I have said the only thing to do will be to pass the law and then take care of the children that come In. It is good to have these matters a part of the organic law. Two Requirements. "These two requirements will certainly demand more rooms, more teachers 'and larger equipment. "With respect to the other features of the new bill Mr. Stuart said he hardly cared to express himself, as he had not seen a copy of the revised bill. , , The enlargement of the board of educa tion to nine members, three of whom are to be colftred and three women, to serve only three years Instead of seven, and without pay. caused little comment today among teachers. Every one seemed pleased with the liberal increases in the salary 'lue exact relations of the changes in su pervision by which the colored schools are placed under the sole charge of the assist ant superintendent and the director of high school given charge over the academic and scientific branches in the McKluley Man ual Training, are not clear as yet in the minds of school officials, but are under stood to meet with general approval. Mr. Stuart seemed to be interested P&r" tlcularlv in the exact amount of definition which the bill makes of the duties of the hoard the superintendent and the new officer the superintendent of buildings and supplies But the impression crtated was that the concentration of the educational features upon the superintendent is a dis tinct gain. _ Forfeited $25 Collateral. A house within an easy stone's throw of the tenth precinct station house on Park road was the scene of a raid by the police Thursday afternoon, and Ellen Maloney was taken into custody, on a charge of keeping a disorderly house. She left J25 .it the tenth precinct station for her ap pearance In the Police Court to answer the charge; but there was no response to the name when It was called yesterday and Financial Clerk Sebrlng credited the ioney to the United States. The Greatest Philanthropist of New ?nrk Peter Cooper, well known the world was always a teetotaler until with old act treble and weak, he one day visited 9Deer's Vineyards, Passaic, N. 3. He began to** Sp^r-r port Grap* Wide daily for several y??^. *ot apon? jwalnandalways claimed Bpeer's Wine fr?1?**** !ih. WrlU SpVlnyard for Pge> W- The wine ta aoia byJBhga, P^^ve., Mmt THE M. P. CONFERENCE REPORTS ON UNION PLAN AT BALTIMORE YESTERDAY. The proposed union of the Methodist Protestant, Congregational and United Brethren churches was the leading ques tion which came before yesterday's session Of the Maryland conference of the Metho dist Protestaht Church In Baltimore. Th? body did not commit Itself on the question. Bev. Dr. T. H. Lewis, president of W est- - ern Maryland College, who was the com- , missloner appointed by last year's confer ence to attend the gathering of the three denominations at Dayton, Ohio, in Febru ary, made a thorough report of the prog ress made by the gathering. He laid par ticular emphasis on the a'm and scope of the proposed union and railed attention to erroneous inferences which had been drawn. Dr. Lewis' Report. "It is proper that I should say," Dr. Lewis began, "that the developments of j the few months immediately preceding the | meeting of the council convinced me that | organic union of the three churches was out of the question." The proposal that a constitution be adopt ed, Dr. Lewis said, brought the question ot 1 organic unity to the rront from the tlrst. In the last hour of the conference, he said, the committee appointed ror the purpose re ported that it was Inexpedient to adopt a constitution. The definite work of the conference con sisted. said Dr. Lewis, in the appointment of committees to consider the questions ol doctrine, polity and vested rights. The work of the committee on doctrine, he said, proved to be easiest, "owing to the willing ness of the Congregationallsts, contrary to the popular Idea, to unite in a declaration of faith. One of their number was under stood to be the author of the report." Aid for College. At the morning session t>r. Lewis re quested that the conference raise a sub scription of $20,000 toward the f30.000 which Western Maryland College Is seeking. Rev. Adreon Donovan was selected college agent to help collect the subscriptions and in other ways to seek to advance the interest of the college. Rev. J. H. Lucas, secretary of home missions, in speaking of the need of a large fund for the work, pointed out how great the need is for missionary work among the Mormons. "The Mormons," Rev. Mr. Lucas said, "are enslaved by an ecclesiastical power that is far more despotic than the Russian autocracy. This system of the Mormons crushes out the noble instincts." lie called attention to the peril of neglecting to guide the moral life of immigrants who come here in poverty and ignorance, and, with no influence to guide them in the right way. often become criminals, endan gering and lowering the tone of the people of the whole land. In speaking of the work in Seattle, Wash., lie i?aid a tribute to Rev. A. N. Ward, formerly of Baltimore. Foreign Missions. Then the question of foreign missions was taken up by Rev. T. G. Ogburn, the corresponding secretary of the foreign missiop board. Miss M. M. Kuhns. also spoke on this subject. Rev. William M. Strayer of Oxford, who entered the conference in 1S5T, begged to be placed on the superannuated list for a year. On account of ill health Rev. C. S. Arnett asked to be left without an ap pointment for the year. Rev. Dr. George Lewis Wolfe of Wilmington. Del., on ac count of ill health, asked also to he left without a charge for the year. The three requests were granted. The day's program concluded with a missionary meeting at night, addressed by Mrs. George Speldel of Washington, presi dent of the Woman's Home Missionary So ciety, and Rev. Louts M. Tiegh. of the missionary board. Music appropriate to the exreises was furnished by the con ference choir, composed of sixteen of the visiting ministers. Rev. E. D. Stone of Cen trevllle sang several solos. The choir was led by Rev. W. B. Judeflnd. Closing Reunion and Dinner. The closinx reunion and dinner of the Bible class stjdents of the season will be held Monday evening at 8 o'clock In the banquet room of the Young Men's Chris tian Association. In addition to a re*port from the committee chairman. D. W. Mont gomery, Dr. Donald C. MacLeod of the First Presbyterian Church will deliver an address. W. J. 8outham of Hongkong, who Is the guest of the Washington Association this week, was to have been present at this dinner and to have spoken, but pressing en gagements in New York Monday co-r.peliea nlm to cancel the engagement. A $6,000 Office Proposed. The House committee on irrigation '>f arid lands has agreed to report a bill providing an administration for the recla mation service. It create* the office of sec retary of the reclamation bureau In the ?terior Department at a jjala?y of o VQar Each year this officer is to filo a statement of the work to be done the com ing yea*. Include ill affections of the brain. spinal rorJ ani ner\es; tliey ewlw ? ee h<'j.l tnwililea, inch a? IMr. Kloeas, I Mlllness. Ileadaeba. Kits. Bluea, Melaw* choly and Insanity. Also Backache, Neuralgia. St. \1tua* Dance, K|rf Ifjair and all <ll?cw>lera aitalu* from a weakoeaa "f the nervea of any organ or i?art. at Weak I-tinga. Heart, Stomach. Kidney. Bladder, etc. The nerves furnlnh energy (hat Win '? motl"" e*ery organ of the body. If you hare any of then* allmenu, yonr r.erv.-a are affected, and volt need # Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine because It recotialructs worn-out nerve tissue, la ? lefrexhlug. revltallr-lug, ton!-- fowl m-dlcin lire, pared especially to i-tmlld tlie ?wnv-?<u nerves. ? My son when 17 years old. bad epilepsy. emiM not attend achool. K.Jlou In* 1&- failure of I*! alclana to cure h?m. ?e gave !>r Mtlea' Nervine, and Serve and Uver fill- 1? 'en .w.ntb. lie r ? gained perfect health." J S Wfl.SOV I?e,'. Co. tlerk, Dallas Co., Mo. The first l?ttle ?Ul benefll. It ix*. the druggist will return your money ^ GENERAL AND PERSONAL NEWS OF GEORGETOWN John Well*, forty years of ?gf'. residing at Kenmorft, Va., was taken to Georgetown University Hospital Thursday in the enth precinct patrol wagon. He was founU ill at the corner of 34th and M streets. "? condition today is said to be improving. Rev.^>eorge W. King, pastor ??f the Dum barton Avenue M. E. Church, who was re-. _ cently reassigned to that charge b> tli* Baltimore conference, was tendered a re ception last evening In the church parlors by the ladies of the congregation. Dr. King has been pastor of the Dumbarton Avenuo Church about a year. He succeeded Rev. Frank 11. Havenner, now stationed In Balti more. The annual election of officers of the I o temac Commandery. No. 3. Knights Tem plar. of Georgetown, was held last \\ ed nesday evening at Masonic Hail. W iscon- j fin avenue. The following were chosen:* I.em Towers. Jr., commander; Ralph w. Kirkman. generalissimo; W. K R^?"* captain general; J. W Michaels, senior warden; Charles H. Williams. Junior war-, den; Henry G. Wagner, treasurer (re-elect- . ed)- B W. Murch. secretary (re-ele-ted), Benjamin W. Harper, standard bearer; William H. Harrison, sword bearer, ur. Whltson. warder; Albert Peacock, sentinel. James T. Greaves, third guard; A .Met oy. second tfuard, and Curtis M. Smi.h ?r>t guard; trustees. Albert B. Johnson. Daniel Johnson and Henry O. Wagner. '1 he offi cers elected will be Installed the evening or \pril 18 the date scheduled for the *ran<l visitation of officers of the Grand Com ' jjr Dennis Downey of S40JS O street has gone to New York to engage In business. Mr Eugene U. Morgan of K>lu :*>lh street has removed to 618 11th street northeast. The Tenleytown Good rI emplars ?eld a. meeting Thursday evening at Good Tem plar Hall, Brookeville roatU The annual election of officers of the < Hi zens- Equitable Building Association of M street. Georgetown, will occur next M'tid.iy evening at a meeting of the stockholders. The vacancy caused by the death of M . Edgar P. Berry, treasurer of the assocn tion. will be filled. Mr. J. A. Kendig of 1500 Wisconsin a\e Tue is 111 of typhoid fever. Mr. L. Kelly of ?>?> R street has gona to Pittsburg. Pa., to reside. ' TAKES EFFECT TODAY. Delay in Executing Order of Dismissal of O. P. 0. Employes. There was some delay in preparing tha orders for the dismissal of about one hute? dred compositors from the government printing office yesterday afternoon after public Printer Stillings had decided apon the reduction, and the order of dismissal will be carried into efTect at the .1. sin? down time this evening. *it is said Th? statement was made today by an offie al ot Columbia Typographical Union that th ra are not 100 "temporaries" employed at tha G P. O.. hence some^f those to ??' 1 - missed will be from the regu.ar forc< It In runored that another big discharge w'U [oUow sorae time during the present montte EXPERT PACKERS. piled' rt'KurdlBt freight rmUs aSa lamrauca darlaf Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co^ * tan-22 K ' 'FboM Mala Mk