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| 7HGS. J. FiSiiER & CO.. 1
Attractive Pit
Home aod Invesl
You can look to u
. i i 1
stantial values in a
Columbia Real Kstate
meet your most exacl
New Houses on
Co5um!biffl Heights.
T^E/TIN T"r a nr>' aruI f'e,,ar
Ok5^o>hj/ bay-window l>rlck house,
containing 7 rooms and handsome
tiled bath. Hard wood
mantels. Beautiful decorations.
South front. Located near Wash,
for an excellent borne on
' Columbia road: S rooms
-, on two floors; tiled bath; hotwater
/- rs/fX/nv f. ?r !t-citr?rv find r-r?llnr
<0 ? ? lir J<U> hrick anil stone front
house on Park mail; 0 large
rooms. tiled bath; hot-water
Q'y Kffl/Th payable }."><?) cash and E;5
wu 9o? ly U'? j.,.r muiilh for a Rood
house near 14th anil Kenyon
sts : lo rooms anil 'J tiled baths;
hot-water heat; south front.
for an excellent home !ovi
rated between 13th and
14th sts . Columbia Heights;
J south front; 10 rooms. 2 tiled
oains; not-water neat.
*55? reduced from $11,COO. A
?i>0,^<D"U', well-built, splendidly located
house near 17th and S
sts., overlooking N. 11. uve. and
a public reservation, ."-story
and cellar brick; 9 rooms and
,, bath: steam heat. The house is
IS ft. front and is surrounded
by handsome and costly resi
1414 F Sti
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An Increase of 25 Per Cent Under the
New Law.
There will bp almost a 2T> per cent increase
in the s;nce allowed to steerage passengers
coming to America under the ne-v
Immigration law. This w 11 not greatly
afTert the north European iines. which aro
now onslderably within the limit of th'.'
law DUt 11 Will necessitate K'? lit Ui liu:
Italian and other ?>uth European lines
car.jing fewer passengers or putting >11
mor.- vessels.
The height of the ceilings in all of the
immigrant decks are about the same, and
at the rate of cubic space allowed per passenger
under the old law the steerage
passengers had a minimum of about HV4
feet of deck space each. The new law increases
this allowance to about eighteen
square feet. There were lm steume:s
ut...tA'1 CCATl .x.r J t r\ Vl>?' Vnrlr
uim^iiigs L' 1 "r?1 I"*- "s' *-- last
year. None of these exceeded their
lawful capacity under the old law, but
about seventy-five of them would have ex,
ceeded it under the new law. Thus when
the new law g'?-s into effect these vessels,
mostly on the southern lines, will have to
revise their regulations and recast their
steerage accommodations.
Nine Firemen Hurt in Big Blaze in
South Carolina.
SI 11TER. S. I'.. February ?1.?Fire early
yesterday destroyed Beck Bros. & Co.'s twostory
building, containing the wholesale dry
goods store of Heck Bros. & Co.. the retail
grocery store of H. L. Tisdale and Manlieiir.'s
cafe, all ocupying the first floor. A
hotel occupied the second floor in connection
with Maidieinv's safe.
A ? firuinun thrPO? wati-r f?n thf> lint I
walls they collapsed, burying Chief \V. S.
Graham of the fire department, whose skull
was fractured in two places and one arm
and both le^s crushed. T I'. I.man, a firemar.,
and Kobert Warren, each had a leg
crushed, necessitating amputation, and suffered
other injuries.
Six other liremen who were working on
the sf-cond floor were caught and carried
down w'.th the walls, all being more or less
seriously injured. Several inmates of the
boti 1 had narrow escapes, being cut off
from tiie stairs and losing all their wearing
apparel. The fire originated in Manheim's
* cafe, the proprietor of wh'ch was badly but
not seriously burned. The estimated loss is
$.VU?H>. with a partial insurance.
* I city Species Are Suited to Outdoor
Among tlie hardy ferns are varieties
great i) differing in size and form, from
a hair-like creeping stem bearing a few
simple moss-like leaves, to the vigorous*'
growing plants with larg? leaves, attaining
a height of two or three feet. Ferns are
Inter, sting and extremely beautiful, especially
when grown as specimen plants or
in combination with other plants. The
vaiving conditions in which the different
i ep< > i**s succeed are remarkable. Many of
them require a warm temperature while
others do well in cool and shady places.
Of the or more species of ferns not
more than about forty spocles are suited
to outdoor culture in ordinary soils and
situations. These spc-ies can be planted
In l;e !-. borders or rockeries, or In the foregrou
i! of shrubbery. As most of them requis.
a somewhat shady place, they are
espetiilly useful for filling in places where
gra^s and ut'.er light-lov.ng plants cannot
grow. Perfect drainage i.s required. The
soil should twve leaf mold in it. or decayed
peat or well-decayed sod will answer.
Hardy ferns are best planted in the
, spring, but they can be planted in the summer,
if the fronds or leaves are cut back,
making It easier for the plants to establish
infnu***i vrs ij* * m iiif v\iin*-i sris ui. r ruin
his florist the amateur gardener can obtain
rutting* nf varieties most suitable for
the s ill and climate in his Ticinity. In the
win!i r the fern* should be given protection,
with a covering of leaves, hay or straw.
Repairs to River Steamers.
Tl., work of installing the new boilers in
the steamer Chuiles Maralenter at a Haiti
more snipyaru nus r>een completed, una
Thursday last the steamer was given a trial
trip tin the Putapsco river helow Baltimore.
It Is stated that the new boilers sti ani' d in
a must satisfactory manner. The working
of the engine and other machinery aboard
the l>o?t. which has been given a general
over,: mling, also worked well and the trial
was most satisfactory. Since leaving here
about four months ago the main deck of the
ste imer has been renewed and she has been
repainted and redecorated in readiness to
tak'- I ?t place on the route to Mount Vernon
and Marshall Hall during the summer.
It is expected that the Macalester will return
to this city within the next day or two,
?rnj ill IMHI- UAI- U I1C1 fJH"Ur?IUII
worl< C'apt. Henry Turner will have command
of the "Mac," with Mr. Douglas Ross
as flint officer.
TI.e steamer River Queen belonging to the
company which, it is s lid. is securing boats
to put on tiie route between this city and
Norfolk, has been put overboard at Balti4
more, after having considerable work done
to her hull. The work of completing the
steamer so that she can return to this city
Is being pushed and it is expected she will
be ready to return here in a few days. The
River ljueen will be employed in running
excursions to Notlcy Hall and Glymont.
Inc?? 114414 F -Street N. W.
?OTn^<sH-n<r&frits Iim
u sj' u ii ax ? j
l mm sot Properties.
is for the most subesirable
District of
: ?properties that will i
ting requirements.
Two Specials on
Washington Heights.
ffhifiVTh ls t,le reduced price for
*p>9WUJl i?;tr? Calvert st. One of
the beat-built houses In this section.
Contains 11 rooms. 2
baths, fine hot-water heater. 13inidi
walls and double floors.
ST* t1 c:d A a ul'oii hv tVio na-nor
SIKlMiNJ) ^"ivM Calvert^"St.*;
Id rooms, 2 baths; steam heat;
screens for all door3 and windows;
auto house in rear. Lot
18^x112 feet. This house has
been repapered and painted
throughout and put in perfect
repair. You should see this property
to fully appreciate it.
rs?"Ih aml ,2"' per month for
<v?Lo>lnl attractive homes in a
desirable section of the northwest.
10 rooms, tiled bath and
steam heat. One block from
Capital Traction car line. The
price, each, 17.500.
Beautiful, semi-detached
?3pG4*-2lll? residences close to Conn,
ave. and just north of the new
mlliinn-Hnllor hrirliro 1*1 rAn?? a
and bath; hot-water heat; every
modern improvement. Houses
are on' ah elevation 300 feet
above tidewater. All city conveniences
and the advantages
of the countj-y. Glad to show
you these houses at your convenience.
Prices and terms will
he arranged to suit.
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?eet N. W.
Effect of Unusually Severe Weather
in Europe.
The monthly summary of crop conditions
issued by the Department of Agriculture, In
reviewing the general European crop outlook.
com weatner, varying in intensity in different
countries, hut in all of unusual severity,
prevailed throughout Europe In the
latter part of January. In the great winter-fereal-producing
region, comprising
Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and the
Bafkan States, lower readings of the mercury
were recorded than have been noted
In many years. By a fortuitous coincidence,
most of the growing crops in each
of these countries lay at the time under *
covering of snow, and the conlidence th*t
is felt in their safety finds unmistakable
expression in the quiet tone which pervades
the domestic grain rqarkets. In nations favored
with less rigorous climates?the
United Kingdom, parts of France, Spain
and all countries bordering upon the Mediterranean?the
temperatures, though less Intense
in severity, were, for those countries,
equally unusual. Snowfalls were reported
from parts of all these countries, but even
where protection was lacking little damage
is anticipated, as the cold was not bf an
intensity unendurable by hardy vegetation.
It is, of course, possible that later in the
season very appreciable damage may be
found In exposed localities; but so far as
present reports indicate tne iormfr lavorable
prospects for the 1907 harvests of winter
cereals in all the different countries of
Europe seem to be maintained.
In the Lighthouse Service.
The officers of the steamer Wakefield,
which arrived in port yesterday morning
on her ftr#t trip from the lower river, report
that all the buoys marking the channel
into Cotton's wharf on the lower river
are missing and that..the steamboat men
have to use their faith and their recollection
of the ' shoals "to Veep off them. As
soon as the buoy tender can reach the
Potomac she "will he- requested to renew
the buoys.
As a tow of barges was going up Chesapeake
bay a few days ago one of the
barges fouled Bell'buoy No. 4, at the mouth
of tU.e nw'n 9h'P in Chesapeake
bay", and towed it thirty miles up the bay,
unknown tu the master of the tUK or of the
burst's. The buoy is reported to be lying
six miles northeast by north from Wolfe
Trap light below the mouth of the Rappahannock
river. The lighthouse tender
Maple will be sent to pick up the buoy and
tow it back to its 'position.
Robert E. L. Simmons has been appointed
keeper <rf the beacon light recently
established in Pagan creek, an estuary of
he Jamea rirer tiear Its'uiouth.
The following spar buoys reported missing
In the Elizabeth river have been renewed
recently. 'Channel buoy 12, found
broken off; channel buoy" 14. found missing;
channel buoy. Its, found broken off;
Fort Norfolk Flats buoy 15. found broken
Fishing on the Potomac.
The fishermen in the vicinity of this city
are overhauling their nets and preparing
for the opening of the winter fishing season.
A party of Alexandria men put a net
overboard in the river at the mouth of
Four-mile run yesterday afternoon, and.
it is stated, caught a quantity of perch,
bass .and other fish, which were sent to
this market. Within tl>e next few days
the vessels of the fishing fleet will leave
this city and Alexandria for the Jower
* i*, atiu w?n utfgiu usinng at ainerent
points. The crews for the big fishing
shores that will engage in the hauling of
seine . for shad and herring will not be
sent to the shores for about two weeks.
It is expected that the Ashing season will
be backward and will not open much before
April 1 next.
A few herring are being caught in the
nets down river, and they are shipped to
this city and are on sale. The steamer
Wakefield brought up several barrels of
fresh fish yesterday, and in one barrel
were about fifty Potomac herring which
were caught in Xomlni creek. North Carolina
herring are on sale and are commanding
a good price. The demand for the
fish is brisk.
Light Beacon in Coan River.
For a year or more the steamboat masters.
whose vessels run to wharves in the
Cojin river from this city and Baltimore,
have been endeavoring to induce the lighthouse
authorities to place a light beacon
on what Is known as Ship Neck, in the
mAuth of Coan, for use as a guide in
and out of the river at night. Within the
past week the lighthouse authorities have
authorixed the erection of the beacon, and
a lighthouse tender will be sent to put it up
as soon as possible. The steamboat men
are much pleased at obtaining the light.
With the exception of the buoy off Jones'
point at Alexandria, none of the buoys in
the vicinity of this city have been disturbed
by the drifting ice. They have all
been quite badly cut up by the Ice, however,
and the buoy tenders will repaint and
remark them early in the coming spring.
Down the river, it Is stated, the Ice has
made lltfle or no changes In the location
~ *??.* * ? * * -
ui me uuuja, uui nicy are uronen ana CUl
by the ice drifting down upon them.
The Hon. Mrs. Harbord has made a successful
balloon trip across the English
channel. The ascent was made at Chelsea
inursaay nigni at 10:oO. Mrs. Harbord
was acompanied by C. F. Pollock of the
Aero Club.
fl-AMQN G Tnr. I
Almas Temple of the Mystic 8hrlne celebrated
Washington's birthday anniversary
| wun a targe ana successiui ceremonial ?i
National Rifles* Armory last evening. This
| is a departure from precedent by the temple,
and was inaugurated by the ne-w potentate.
Frank A. Scaring, who substituted
this day for St. Patrick's day.
The ritualistic work was admirably axe
cuted by the new divan of Almas Temple,
the rendition by Terence V. Powderly as
"Keeper of the Exalted Pass" being a
feature. This was the post long held by
the late Edwin B. Hay. .till the officers
were in form, and the work of Potentate
Sebringr was especially good.
A feature of the initiation of tbe class of
novices was the Induction of Senator Dick
of Ohio, and the Ohio senator got his
money's worth and more, too. There were
twenty-four candidates, and following the
ceremonial a line banquet was spread in the
lower hall of the armory, which was partaken
of by over 700 Masons from all sections
of the United Slates and many rep
| reseniauves or leading tempies in omer
| cities. The largest delegation came from
[ Philadelphia, headed by Past Potentate
Harry H. F. Heist.
The roasting of Senator Dick was by a
special committee of Almas nobility, aided
and to some considerable extent guided by
Edgar C. isnyder of Tangier Temple,
Omaha. The senator was also presented !
with a fez on behalf of A1 Koran Temple j
of Cleveland. Ohio, and a jewel in the name
/V* rtf Plnninno tl ThuoO \
j v/l OJ I lull i l lilJUV U1 V?tV>?MUV? * MK.XV |
j presentations were made by Past Imperial j
Potentate Harrison Dingman.
In addition to Senator Dick, the speakers
were Senator Burnham of New Hampshire,
A. B. Hayes, solicitor of internal
revenue; Representative F. B. Fulkerson
of Missouri, Charles Frazzee of Sin Francisco
and Representative Adamson of
Potentate Se'oring's assistants in making
a success of the traditional feast were Roe
Pnllropann phlof rahh^n- A. assis
tant rabban: Alexander Grant, high priest
and prophet; John A. Ellinger, oriental
guide; H. L.. McNulty. first ceremonial
master; Arthur D. Marks, marshal, and
Robert F. Mentzel. captain of the guard.
The Arab patrol of the temple, under
command of Capt. Gibson, made a great hit
by appearing in the continental uniform of
the Minute Men and giving an excellent
In the circular announcing the Washington
birthday anniversary session of Almas
Temple of the Shrine, Potentate Sebrlng
said; "Do not seek for things to condemn
on The part of the potentate, but rather
look for a few things to commend. I can
only hope, hut still do not expect, to please
the entire nobility, for if that were possible
I fear that I should be called to preside
over the 'unseen temple.' Let harmony
and true nobility prevail within our
oasig. Let us work for the advancement
of Almas, keeping it on the high plane she
has attained, and higher if possible, and
make it the brightest star in the temples
of our order."
The joint committee from Boumi and
Almas for the pilgrimage to Los Angeles
to attend tne thirty-third annual session
of the Imperial Council has arranged the
details of the trip. The train leaver Washington,
via the Baltimore and Ohio. Satur
day, April 'J7, at 4 p.m., reaching L,os Angeles
May o, 12:30 noon.
The Grand Lodge. Knights of Pythias,
closed its annual convention Thursday
evening at Pythian Temple. The session
was a successful and harmonious one. and
legislation of importance was transacted,
while propositions were presented for consideration
next year, ltoking to an alteration
in the form of representation in the
Grand Lodge. The body concludcd its
labors in one evening's less time than in
nuiuf umri jcuib, auu ai hiq ciiu vj. ?.? iv
closing session "Auld Lang Syne'' was
sung by the grand representatives present.
The following was the statistical summary
by the grand keeper of records and
seals for the Grand Lodge year: Number
of lodges. December 31, 11KK5, 10; instituted
during the year, 0; total, 19. Deduction?
By consolidation, Superior, No. 27. and
Justus H. Rathbone, No. 2!). 1; number
of lodges December 31, 1D00, 18. Summary
of membership?Number of members, December
31, 1905, 1.U13; initiated during
the year, 151; reinstated, 13; admitted by
card, 8; total, 1,785. Deductions?Sus
pended. 95; withdrawn, 1!); diea, 41; total,
155. Number of members, December 31,
11)06, 1,630.
Of the present membership Grand Keeper
of Records and Seals Gasson says: "Owing
to the great amount of sickness and large
4eath list among the members the financial
standing of some of the lodges shows a
decrease. While this is to be regretted,
the Pythian fidelity with which our sick
and distressed brothers were looked after
Is to be commpnded. In this noble work
Germania Lodge, with a small membership,
leads, having paid out for sick and funeral
benefits, $1,028. They are. entitled to our
rfrqnppt fnr bv their action thev
have sown seeds that will redound to the
benefit of our order, and exemplified that
friendship that is present in the darkest
night of adversity as well as in the sunlight
of prosperity. Notwithstanding this
heavy drain all the lodges are on a sound
Mr. GasBon added: "In compliance with
the request of the grand chancellor of the
domain of Massachusetts I remind the
brothers of the meeting of the Supreme
Lodge in Boston next year, aijd in the
near future I would recommend that the
members organize 'Boston clubs' in their
lodges, with the view, if possible, of securing
a prize for lodge membership, which
has been promised. The Uniform Rank companies
should be entered for the contest for
a prize or prizes. The committee promises
a continuous entertainment ior ine luuies,
and the biggest clam bake on record."
Commander John A. Moyer ot Columbia
Commandery has named Past Commanders
Harry F. Riley and J. Harry Cunningham
members of the Masonic fair board of managers.
Members of the commandery held
an informal meeting to discuss Masonic
fair matters on Tuesday evening in the
library of Masonic Temple. Frank E. Gibson
is chairman of Columbia Commandery's
Masonic fair committee.
The ladies' committee of Columbia Commandery,
which is co-operating with the
commandery relative to the approaching
Masonic fair, is oljlcered as follows: Mrs.
John F. Gibson, chairman; Mrs. Oscar H.
frvumho vif?P phfllrman: Mrs. Jnhn W.
Campbell secretary, and Mrs. John J. Crawford,
treasurer. _
Among the distinguished guests at last
night's Shrine meeting was Alfred N. Dalrymple,
formerly of this city, but now of
Newark, N. J. Mr. Dalrymple is assistant
chief raibban of the temple at Newark.
York Lodge, No. 410, F. A. A. M., of
Grand Rapids, Mich., issues a monthly bulletin
containing news notes and fraternal
comment. In the latest issue the following
statement of Interest to Washingtonlans is
' n I TX'llllnm \ 11..., Q ttV, ? .1 ?
Diuiiici m iitiaiu n jiuicii was ucclared
unanimously elected United States
senator from Michigan. Upon his return
Brother Smith was met at the station by a
large number of his fellow-townsmen and
was tendered a mammoth reception at the
city hall. Brother Smith has had an enviable
record as representative, and his election
to the Senate comes as a just reward
of merit and ability. York joins with his
myriad of friends in extending heartiest
Henry M. Rose, the assistant secretary of
the Senate, is a townsman of Senator
Smith, and a member of the same Masonic
* V. 5 wsi onnuol Knll nf A 1 FT*
X itc IIII1U annual uo?i Ul not'AIUII 1 CXlr
pie. Knights of Khorassan, will be held on
the :47th of February. There has been
started a movement looking toward the formation
of a new degree team, and Royal
Vizier Pearson has appointed Royal Prince
T. A. Bynum as ceremonial degree master.
Columbia Commandery, No. 2, Knights
Templar, has been Invited to visit Crusade
Commandery, No. 2, of Baltii.iore on the
occasion of Its stated conclave, March 7.
The Invitation came in the form of a letter
from Sir Knight W. L. Christian, recorder
of Crusade Commandery, addressed to Past
flrnnd fnmmandpr Frnnlr H Thnmao
submitted the letter to the commandery.
Mount Horeb Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M.,
will hold Its next stated convocation Friday
at 7:30 p.m. The mark master's degree
will be conferred.
Samuel H. Jacobson, the grand architect
of the Independent Order of Mechanics, has
appointed the following dates for ensuing
I unofficial visitations of the officers of the
I Grand Lodge to the subordinate lodKes of
this jurisdiction: Capital Ladge, No. 11, I
Thursday, February 28, Pythian Temple; I
Lafayette Lodge, No. 13, Wednesday,'
March 6. I. O. M. Hall. Ti.e annual session
of the Grand Lodge will be held in the
hall of Capital Lodge, No. 11, I. O. M.,
Pythian Temple, March 28.
The grand oriental court of the District
of Columbia he.u its monthly session last
Saturday evening. Grand Orient Fred. N.
Webber, sr.. assisted bv his official divan.
elevated to the order of P. O. O. forty-si*
members. A musical and literary program
was rendered, and after the ritualistic work
a collation was served.
New Jerusalem Lodge, No. 9. P. A. A. M.,
has arranged to give a musical and literary
entertainment and dance at National Rifles'
Armory on Monday evening for the benefit
of the proposed new Masonic temple fund.
The entertainment is similar to those proDosed
to be held bv other Miuionli* lodsres
in aid of .the same fund. The committee
having the affair in charge consists of B.
H. Brockway, George W. Smith. J. Frank
Button, E. W. Zea and S. C. Redman.
Ouray Council, No. 1800, Royal Arcanum,
will give its membership a monthly smoker
and entertafnment at Its next regular meeting.
Monday, February 25. At this meeting
several applicants will be initiated.
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Two Small Volumes Bring $4,300 in
PHILADELPHIA. February 2S.?Two
small diaries of Oeorge Washington, with
the events chronicled on the pages of a
cheap almanac in vogue a hundred years
ago. yesterday sold for $4,300 at an auction
sale held at Davis & Harvey's rooms. They
are believed to have been bought for the
J. Pierpont Morgan collection. The two
almanacs contain the small, even writing
of the Father of His Country, which goes
intn thp mnat minnlo r*f Vila lif<? rtlir
ing the years of 17!)5 and 17i)8. Strange as
it may seem, with the whole country today
celebrating the birthday of George Washington,
in his diaries the general himself
failed to even make note of the fact tliat
February 22 was his birthday.
On February 22, 1708, the only entry refers
to the weather, as follows: "About
one inch of snow fell la9t night, mer. 32:
morning clear; wind so-westerly till 10
o'clock; then west by northwest; mer. 22
at night and 50 at highest."
The almanac used by the great man in
17!K> is more up to date, containing this
printed entry against February 22:
t iiu uii uiudj ui vjuuige ? abuuiKiuii.
Beside this entry Washington simply
made a small check mark.
Leesburg and Vicinity.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
I/EESBURG, Va? February 23, 1007.
Miss Bessie Heaton. daughter at the late
Capt. Nathaniel Heaton of Purcerville,
Loudoun county, and Mr. Edgar Purcell.
son of the late Heaton Purcell of Round
Hill, this, county, were married last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Purcell will reside
at Round Hill.
Mrs. Julia Johnson, wife of Mr. Ernest
Johnson, died at her home in Leestourg
last Tuesday morning of pneumonia. She
was in the thirtieth year of her age. Her
husband and five children survive her.
Mr. John T. Myers of Hamilton, this
county, died last Monday night, aged sixtysix
years. Death was due to throat paralysis
and pneumonia. His wife, who was
a Miss Laycock, and five sons and one
daughter survive her.
Miss Bessie C. Fry and Mr. J. Harry
Reed, both of L>ovettsville, this county, were ,
married Thursday.
A church ciu'b has been organized by
members of St. James' Churcn. and at a
recent meeting at the rectory Mr. Hartley
Trundle was elected president and Mr.
Horace C. Littlejohn recretary.
Mr. Charles F. Harrison of Le^sburg
will be a candidate, it Is stated, for the
wimuuuwtuiui s auurneysiiip ai l^ouaoun
Bugeye Injured "by' Ice.
The power in ice drifting up and down
the river with the tides Is shown by the
damage caused the hull of the oystercarrying
bugeye Lena Cox, which arrived
at the oyster wharf a day or two ago.
The bugeye load?d at a down-river point
and started for this city. She got as far
up the river as Liverpool Point, when the
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iwc vamr, emu ?nt; nctu iu iay mere in
rather an exposed position. The ice drifting
with the tides rubbed against her
stern, almost alongside the rudder post,
and in a few hours had cut a hole in the
planks through which the water ran, causing
the vessel to leak badly. The master
of the Cox took an old bag. and, placing
it over the hole, nailed boards over it.
This stopped the water coming in, and he
was able to pump out the water that was
in the vessel, and she was brought here
with the patch still covering the cut wood.
As ennn *?s sho f?ninnloto? tho nnlno^in<r
of her cargo of oysters she will go to a
shipyard to be given a general overhauling.
Personal to River Men.
Mr. Joseph Nash, who has been chief
engineer of tugboats on the Potomac for a
number of years past, has been appointed
engineer in charge of the steam plant of
the Lyceum Theater.
Capt. MUburn, master of the ferrysteamer
Woodbury, who has been on sick
leave for several days past, has returned
to the command "of his steamer. Captain
George Noweli, who was in charge of the
steamer during the absence of Capt. Milburn,
has resumed charge of the ticket office
of the ferry at this city.
Capt. Frank Taylor, master of the tug M.
Mitchell Davis, who has been in the city
on a visit, has returned to Baltimore to
take his boat on a trip down the bay as
soon as she is launched from the railway.
Capt. George Cook is making a trip on
the steamer Wakefield as a quartermaster
in place of Quartermaster Shorter, who
had not reported for duty when the
steamer sailed Wednesday. It was ex
pected that Mr. Shorter would join the
Wakefield at Reek Point wharf today.
New Artillery Bands.
On the recommendation of Gen. Murray,
chief of artillery. Secretary Taft has authorized
the recruitment of four new bsnds
for the Coast Artillery, to be located at the
following named posts: Fort H. G. Wright,
New London, Conn.; Fort Totten, near New
York city; Fort Screven, near Savannah,
The six additional bands for the Field Artillery
authorized by the law increasing
the Artillery Corps will not be authorized
by the department until it has been settled
where the six new Field Artillery batt^riac
n- 511 ho atatinrxaA
True Reformers' in Mass Meeting.
The True Reformers in Baltimore held a
meeting Thursday night. W. R. Griffin of
this city, chief of the Washington division,
in response to a special invitation, delivered
the principal address to 2,000 members and
visitors. A large number of newly elected
officers of the various fountains of the
Monumental city received their obligations
and were inducted into office for the semiannual
term. The True Reformers of this
nU.. ...ill u-vl.l ? .. * If i! ?? .. 1.1
tii> win uuiu u. mrciiiig ?i ;uues iueiiiuriai
C. M. E. Church, 3d street between L and
New York avenue, tomorrow evening at
7:30 o'clock. The Baltimore fountains have
been formally invited.
New Postal Station in New York.
Actinjg Postmaster General Hitchcock has
accepted a proposal by which one of the
most important costal stations in New York
city will be established on the 1st of next
November. The new station will include
the basement and first floor of Nos. 215-223
West 43d street, between Broadway and
8th avenue, just oft Times Square. It will
be known as Times Square station. The
contract for the quarters of the station
covers a period of ten years, from November
1, the annual rental being $23,000. Station
E. which is ten squares south of the
location of the new station, is seriously congested
with postal business, and It is ex- ,
pected It will be greatly relieved by the
operation of Times Square station.
Named for Washington.
HAMBURG, February 23.?The HamburgAmerican
Steam Packet Company has decided
to name one of the two new liners
now ueiiig uuni lur Limi concern tne I
"George Washington." She will be a sis* I
j ter ship of the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, I
' wliich is of 25,300 tons register. *
Liiacs of All Varieties, Hojreysuckles
and Spireas.
Too much cannot be said to encourage
the planting of hardy shrubs to decorate
home grounds. Great Ignorance prevails
concerning the varieties which are most
adapted to the climatic conditions of the
extreme northern part of the United States.
The varieties given hereafter are chosen
4?-being among the best for the amateur,
and usually procurable from all nurserymen.
The lilac is early blooming and remains
green fn northern l&tltudes long after
many other deciduous shrubs have shed
their leaves. In May Its tresses of fragrant
blossoms give evidence that summer
is near. From the common lilac, which
oVimi Id V??-? In ?-J
unwu.u uc <11 cvci j ^uiucii, nitric iiavc ijccii
produced more than 150 varieties, of which
the following are of the finest: Ludwig
Spath, purple; Dr. Lindley. large, purple;
Charles X., rose color; Marie LeGraye,
wliite; Rouen, feathery white; Persian and
Japan tree lilac.
x>uan iiuiif)suiKiP8 are siiong, imruy
shrubs, which bloom early, and In the autumn
have bright red or orange berries.
Among the choicest varieties may be mentioned:
Granditlora, pink flowers; grandiflora
alba, white; splendens, dark red;
oriental, large very attractive fruit.
Spireas are among the most satisfactory
of all shrubs. All season the foliage is
delicate, and the habit of the shrub is
graceful. It is perfectly hardy and easy
of culture. Varieties: Van Houttei, white,
the oueen of them nil: ariruta. enrlv dwarf
habit, white; mongoliea, white; lanceoiata,
white, blooms In June; robusta, double
flowers; paniculata rosea, rose colored;
golden, yellow foliage, very effective in
groups. f
New York Apparently Has a New
Murder Mystery to Clear Up.
NEW YORK, February 23.?The feet and
Dortions of the leers of a man or woman
were found in a box in a snow bank in the
back yard of a tenement house in 3d avenue
yesterday. The legs had been chopped
off apparently with an ax.
From the appearance of the feet and legs
it is believed that an attempt was made to
destroy them by fire before they were
placed in the box and thrown where found.
The limbs were taken to a police station
and an investigation was begun.
Police Sergt. McGuire, to whom the find
whs reported, said ne is convinced ine
limbs were cut from the body of a manprobably
an Italian.
"I suspect the man may have been murdered
and his body cut up in one of the
tenements in the neighborhood. It is possible
the person who was carrying the feet
to the East river became intoxicated and
lost this evidence of a crime."
There are no marks upon the box or
the paper in which the feet were wrapped
that would lead to an identification.
Detectives sifted the snow where the box
was found and discovered the photograph
of a young woman, on the back of which
was written the name "Faber."
Mary Vasquez, the janitress of the building
behind which the bone? were found.
stated that she was sure the box was not
there yesterday. She did not recognize the
photograph or the name, but said that for
several days letters addressed "Faber" had
come to the house, which she had refused
to receive, because there was no one of
that name In the building.
J. W. H. Geiger is Charged With Embezzlement.
BALTIMORE, February 23 Former
Cashier John W. H. Geiger of the Canton
Kfltinnol T-?ur?Ir n"?u n nricinnor of- Vila Hnma
2024 Kast Baltimore street, last night, on
the charge of extracting from the funds
of the bank during December last the sum
of $<.023.52 and appropriating it to his
own uses. He is in charge of DeputyUnited
States Marshals Zimmerman and
Gilroy., He was taken before Justice
Grannan at the central station at 9
o'clock this morning and remanded to the
federal authorities. Mr. Geiger is said to
be in bad health.
The arrest was made byi_Unlted States
Marshal John F. Langhammer and DeputyMarshal
Zimmerman at Mr. Geiger's home
at 7 o'clock last nieht.
The warrant was sworn out yesterday
afternoon before Justice Grannan byUnited
States Bank Kxaminer Samuel M.
Hann, who had been at work on the books
of the bank since the discovery of the defalcation
of Paying Teller William H.
White, who was arrested December 30 last
on the charge of embezzling $1,500, and is
now serving a five-year term in jail.
It was stated last night by t'nited
States District Attorney John C. Rose that
it was not thought that the charges against
former Cashier Geiger had any connection
with the crime for which White was convicted,
but he was not certain about the
Mr. Geiger is prominent in German so
eial circles and has hosts of friends. As
soon as some of them learned that he had
been arrested they communicated with
Justice Grannan and asked what amount
of bail would be required. Justice Grannan
told them he had no Jurisdiction in
the matter, as he had issued the warrant
at the request of United States District
Attorney Rose, owing to the illness of
United States Commissioner C. Lyon
Rogers. -r . .. ... .
Contract for Army Cartridges.
The ordnance department of the army has
just placed a contract for 5,00'J,00t) cartridges
for gallery practice with the Union
Metallic Cartridge Company, The Peters
Cartridge Company and the United States
Cartridge Company.
The Largest Riding Hall.
The largest riding hall in the world is
about to be built at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., upon plans approved by Quartermaster
General Humphrey. The contract
V?OQ -illof l>.^n
ituo juoi uccii icv. jvi if> i ij,uuv aim uic uuuu*
ing will be ."!o0 feet long and 100 feet wide.
Repairs to Troopships.
It has been decided to make repairs to the
army transports Kilpatrlek and Meade by
contract at New York, instead of at the
Norfolk navy yard, on the ground of
economy. The work also will probably be
done more rapidly.
The costs in the Bay Shore railway federal
court litigation covering a period of
three years and four months, involving the
rehabilitation and final sale of the railway
property for $7(15,0U0, have been fixed by
Judge Waddill at $67,575.
~ fiflHE DAl'g.
By virtue of a deed of trust recorded In Liber
No. 2136 at folio et seq., of the laud records of
the District of Columbia. at the request of the
holder of the notes secured thereby tor default in
payment thereof, the .undersigned, a a surviving
trustee, will eel! at public auction. In front of
the respective premises, the following pieces of
real estate:
THREE O'CLOCK P.M., original lot 4 in square
original lots 7 and 8 in square No. 1122; at FOUR
O'CLOCK P.M., part of original lot 15, in square
No. 308. beginning for the same at a point on
west line of said lot distant 50 ft. from tne southwest
corner thereof, running thence north 50 ft.
alvug the west line of said lot, thence east 17 ft.
2 in., thence ?outh 50 ft., thence west 17 ft. 2 in.
to place of beginning; at HALF-PAST"-FOUR
O'CLOCK P.M., south half of lot 10, in square
original lots 11 and 12 in square Xo. 89, fronting
31 ft. on Water street, except part condemned for
use of United States or conveyed to C. and O.
Canal Company.
Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase money
to be paid in cash, balauce in two equal installnmnf
a narahla 111 ntiu ?n/l tttv? vaara a*
6 per centum per annum, payable semi-annually,
from day of sale, secured l>y deed of trust upon
the property sold, or all cash, at the option of the
purchaser. A deposit of $50.00 will be required
at the time of sale on each piece. A11 conveyancing,
recording, etc., at cost of purchaser. Terms
of sale to be complied with within .0 days from
date of sale. otherwise the trustee reserves the
right to resell the property at the risk and cost
of the defaulting purchaser, after Ave days' advertisement
of such resale In" some newspaper published
In Washington, D. C.
NEWTON & GILLETT. Attorneys,
HIS r st. n.w. I
fe23-eo&d*.e8a Surrlrlo* Trustee. |
4 llnwi. It. eo<-. 3t. tl.20. 1 irk.. $2.52. 1 mo . $7 20.
nrrtKB pays. ~
i"i 1111 i i 11111111111111:11
1407 O St.
+ /"* A T A n m^/n
U ^IU<U"U1
:: ?of
Uoosuaily Q<
:: ?c
;; Mahogany Furniture, Silver, Odd
Silk and other Hangings, a Fine
subjects, Persian Rugs, Mirrors,
;; etc., comprising the
J With contribt
T (now refu
4. By the Terminal Storage Co., f<
I the American Art and Hook Co. ;
T lie Auction within our rooms, 14*
t February 21 and 28
; at 11 a.m.
" Exhibition Monday and Tue:
\ \ a.m. to 6 p.m.
Catalogues on application.
I C. Q. S
too of a writ of fieri facia* issued out of the
clerk's office of the Supremo Court of the District
of Columbia, and to me directed, I will sell at
public ?alc. for ca?li, at ELEVEN O'CLOCK
the auctiou rooms of Aduiu A. Wesehler, S>20 l*a.
are. n.w., Washington. D. C., a laijre stock of
household furniture, pictures. books. curios, lantern
slides, etc.. seized end levied ui)on as the prop
erty of Henry M. Bautn and sold to satisfy execution,
at law. No. 4S157, lu favor of Frederick B. :
Wright. AL'LICK PALMER. V. S. Marshal. '
ADAM A. WESCHLER, Auctioneer. fel.t.23.iubl-3t I
By virtue of a certain deed of trait, duly recorded
in Liber No. 2903. folio 69 et seq.. of the
land records of the District of Columbia, and at j
the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
trustee will sell, at public auction. in
front of the premises, ou FRIDAY. THE FIR>T .
FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following descrltied !
land.ai.d premises, situate iu the city of Washing- |
ton. District of Columbia, and designated as and !
being part of lots numbered 15 and ltf. in souare
numbered 1207: Beginning on the south side of ,
Prospect street directly opposite to or north of the
middle of the partition wall between the brick I
house on this parcel and the brick house adjoin- ,
ing it on the east, said point being 20 fee. east I
of the corner of the Intersecti? n of the west line
of said lot 15 with the south line of Prospect I
street; theuce by and with the mfddle of ?aid I
partition wall s.mth and naraliel with the west
line of said lot 1ft. 85 feet; thence wes?t and parallel
with the sooth line of Prospect street 21 feet
3 Inches; thence north ai. parallel with . ?e west
line of said lot 15. 85 feet to the sooth line of
su!d Prospect street; thence east with the south
line of said street 21 feet 3 Inches to the beginning.
together with the Improvements.
Terras of sale: One-third of the purchase money
to be paid in cash, balance In two equal Installments.
payable In one and two years, with lutere?t
at six per centum per annum, payable semi-annually.
from day of sale, secured by deed of trust
upon the property sold, or all cash, at the option
of the purchaser. A deposit of $100 will be required
at time of sale. All conveyancing, recording.
etc.. at cost of purchaser. Terms of sale to
be complied with within 15 days from day or
sale. otherwise the trustee reserves the right to
resell the property at the risk and cost of defaulting
purchaser after five days' advertisement
of such resale In some news-paper published la
Washington. D. C.
I NO. JOY KDSO-N, President,
felS-d&ds.eSu Trustee.^
Bankruptcy sale of Ice Machines,
Engines. Boilers, Comnressers,
| Pumps, Dynamos, Pnuematic
Cranes, Condensers, Tanks, Pipe,
Stack, Belting. Shafting. &c., &c.,
being the assets of the Purity Ice
Company, by public auction, on
Wednesday, February 27, 1907, at
10:30 a.m.
By virtue of ray appointment as trustee of the
Purity Ice Company, a corporation, bankrupt,
bankruptcy No. 4f?4. I will sell at public auction
Y. 1907, AT HALF-PAST TEN A.M.. all of the
assets of said estate, located on L street between
4th and 5th streets northwest, Washington, D. C.,
j consisting of the machinery used by said bankrupt
cor|M?ration in the manufacture of ice. The said
; plant is centrally located, being adjacent to the
v,..<knfn T i I < nn.l In nf (l>n
capacity of 100 tons of ice per day. The plant In
Installed In premises not owned by the bankrupt
estate, and there is no lease on said premises
which the estate is able to convey. The trustee
will sell only the right of the estate in the property.
For further particulars apply to the uudersigned.
Terms cash. LUCAS P. LOVING, Trustee.
fel9-d&dbs 410 nth at. n.w.
By virtue of a decree of the Supreme Court ?>f
the District of Columbia irissed in Eouitv Cause
No. 2(5369. I. the undersigned trustee will sell, at
public miction, in front of the premises. on SATURDAY,
AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following
described land and premise**, situate in the
city of Washington, in the District of Columbia,
designated as and being sublot "F," in square 677.
Terms cash. A c. -posit of $100 will be required
upon acceptance of bid. Terms to be compiled
with within 15 days* from day of 6.ile. otherwise
the trustee reserves the right to resell the property
at the risk and cost of defaulting purchaser
after five days' previous advertisement of such resile
published in some newspaper published In the
city of Washington, D. C.
Trustee. <509 F st. n.w.
THOS. J. OWEN & SON, Auctioneers.
| Washington ,
| 1409 H ?
i ^nn /r$\ fr*i Tl Vf^\ /T^> (\
To settle the affairs off th
$ off the death off M
X Embrac
| off
J Old Mahooranv Fi
Brae, Esugravi
Wednesday, IF
a and foHiowimg days at
X ikirvmr ^
| Catalogues mailed on
$ fe23.25.28-8t
? tin?. It. ?*. St. >).}), 1 wfc.. 1 mn >T y>.
K-H-*-r H-H-M-H M-M-M-M-M-S-HSIOAN'.^
, Near Treasury.!
a at i ?j.
jod Col lection j
IF? $
I Plate, Rare China and Glass, Fine J
Library on standard scientific +
Metal Goods, Paintings, Curios, J
*1- - '
mishing), T
>r a family learing for Europe; {
ind others, all to lx- sold at Pub- X
37 G St., +
?SDAY and. FRIDAY, f
flLsrad MASJCIH! 11. B0IL7
- jr .T?
and 3 p.m. T
sdav, February 25 and j6, from y *
>LOAN & CO., |
TKN OTUK'K A. M.. 1 vrill Mil 1?y public auc1within
the Hales room* of Adam A. Wcachler,
1120 Pa. av?'. n.w.. household furtmure, etc., ato o?i
In the following name**: Francis Pool, O. A. Stivdan,
S. lillt?e, H. M. Fitch. Tom Hal! and 11. to.
Powell. All parties interested will please take
DOtlce. 'lVrma cub. '
II. RAITM A SON, 912 Pa. ave. n.w.
>??. mil t M ltKfcn Sin TIIKA.ST.
Ry virtue of a certain ? c?ed of trust. recorded In
Liber No. 2450. folio 413 et *eq.. of the land record#
of the District of Columbia, and at the request
of the party Recur nl thereby, the undersigned
trustees will soil, by public auction. In
front of the premises, on TUESDAY. THK FIFTH
FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following described
land and premises, situate In the city of Washington,
in the District or Columbia, and designated
a.* and being the west twenty-live (25) feet
?if lot numbered Ave (5). In square numbered nine
hundred and seventy <970): Beginning for said
west part of lot numbered five (5) at the northwest
corner thereof and running thence east on the lino
of south C street twenty-five (25? feet, thence
south one hundred (100) feet, thence west twentylive
(25) feet, and thence north one hundred (100)
I feet to the jiiacc of beginning. together with the
I right to line and enjoy the right of egress. regress
and ingress at all times hereafter forever into,
over and through an alley twelve 1121 feet wide
running parallel with the east line of said part of
lot numbered tive <.">) to the depth of seventy-five
(7f?) feet from the fcout thereof, together with the
Improvements thereon.
Terms of sale: <(ue-third cash, the balance In
I one and two year*, with Interest at six per cent
]>er annum, payable semi-annually, /rom day of
sale, secured by d^ed'of trust" upon tbe property
?old. or all cash, at the option of tbe purchaser.
A deposit of $1<>? will be reqnired at the time of
Kale. All conveyancing, recording, etc., at the
<H?st of the purchaser. Terms of sale to be compiled
with in fifteen days from day of sale, otherwise
the trustees reserve the right to resell the
property at the risk and cost ??f the defaulting
, purchaser after five days' advertisement of such
resale in some newspaper published In the city of
Washington, i). c.
| fe21 -d&d?.eSu&fe22 Trustees.
| U13 F st. n.w.
By virtue of ? certain deed of trust, duly re
coraeo in i.wer SEW4. at folio 120 et seq.. one of
the land records for the District of Columbia. mid
at the request of the party secured thereby, we will
sell at public auction. In front of the pre mi sen. on
li*>7. AT HALF 1'AST FOt'R <>*<"LOCK V.U.. lot
i!28. In square 151. as per plat recorded In Liber
30, folio 48. of the records of the ottice of the surveyor
of the DIstrfct of'Columbia.'
Terms: Sold stlbfect to two prior deeds of trust
aggregating $5.2,70.00, balance over said trusts
cash. A dei*osit of $200.(X) required at time of
Rale. Conveyancing and recording at purchaser's
cost. VVM. A. HILL.
fel8-d&ds.eSn Trustees. 717 11th n.nr.
By virtu** of two certain deeds of trust, duly re?!Orded
in Liber No. 2834. folios, reapectlv?-ly. I'M]
et secj. and 142 et seq.. of the land record* of the
District of Columbia, and at the mpi??st of the
parties secured thereby.-.we, the uuder&ignod trustees.
will sell separately, at public am-tlon. In
front of the premises, on THURSDAY. THE
the following described land and premise*, sltuat
in the CMBtj of WaibinctOB, In the District of
Columbia, ami designated as ami being Una numbered
twenty-nine (21)) and thirty (.'HO, in Goorgn
G. Hrown's subdivision of lots in block numbered
fourteen (14). "Meridian llill." us said subdivi
Hlon is recordwl In Hook County No. 11?. page ft,
of the records of the surveyor's office of the Dletrlct
of Columbia, together with the Improvements
Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase money
on each property to lie paid in cash, and the balance
in two equal installments, payable In one
and two years. wltlV Interest at the rate of five
I?er centum per annum, payable eenil annually, from
day of sale, secured by deed of trust upon the
property sold, or all cash, at the option of the
purchaser. A deposit of $200 on each property
uill be required of the purchaser nt the time of
Kale. All conveyancing, recording and notarial
fees at the cost of the purchaser. Terms of mile
to be complied with within fifteen days from day
of sale, otherwise the trustees reserve the rigJf
to resell the property at the risk and cost of the
defaulting purchaser, after five days* advertisement
of such resale In The Evening Star, a newapaper
published in the cltv of Waahlugtou. P. C.
rti.^AA.>ur,u i. 11r,.>i>r. i, irusin.
4rt Galleries, |
st. n.w. |
Out Sale 1
e partraersIhiDp on account v
r. E. L. Tolson, |
ing the &
yroEtore, Bric=a= ?
ings, Brasses, i
. <&c.. S
3eb. 27, J 907, |
CI A. M. and 3 P. M. f
ffl!rninvIl!r>n<|-5irtiirB X
lr * JL
s TOLSON, Auctioneers. X

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