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1115 Q Street, Next f
"The splendid fiucce^ of this stor.
styles and its values.
Saflg?f Worn
On Which You
Can Save from
The watchfulness and pro;
women's outergarment shop ha
tlian in tin- nurrhASP we've ilist
we came into possession of
newest and most distinctive f
eu fabrics, at a great discount.
ft is this lot which we off
not expect until a month or so
&.00 for $2
in all those
sanction of the best dressersstripes
and checks and in bla<
Panama and other popular fabr
I ^ (^.95 for $3?
J k Q-JJ This lot
Silk Semi-C
er" and txvo-piece effects, in all
well as checks, f>olka dots and :
/0\ vi n_ _ ? it* _ _ o
i QiMunier specus
$24.95 for $40 Tailor-made
silk, voiles.
$37.50 for the most cxquis
handsomest and most expensn
stvles, and all of them copies of
suits which cannot be had elsew
J Draperies.
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+ I'av a Small Deposit and We Del
i\wi i* niMi
! Furniture ;
J /fv^v spring business was the
+ VvU/ Regardless of this fact, we
4. grade S])ring Furniture stil
J are coming in and we must
+ s;ir> to effect a quick clearance of s|
4. need, beginning tomorrow and 1
~ Furniture will be sold at 25% off.
i Parlor Suites
* Dining Room Suites
PL ? Bureaus
J Iirass Beds
J Iron Beds
T Chiffoniers
+ Wardrobes
+ Couches
+ Folding Beds
i Parlor Suites
J Library Suites
J Parlor Chairs
+ Parlor Rockers
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+ to% discount on a
+ 10% discount
+ On a purchase of $10.00
J ()n a purchase of $25.00
j* ()n a j?urchase of $50.00
+ On a j)urchase of $75.00
J On a purchase of $100.00
+ All goods niarkec
$ W. H. UiOEKE, Cor,
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Victor & Edison
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937 Pa. Ave. N. W.
Machines on Kasy Payments.
Finish the Walls With
the neatest, most artistic
and 'nost sanitary wall coat.1
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ni? mere is. it comes in various
| ss=s 418 7th st.
2 unictal Piano J{ST'EPn]!J y
;3 Jamestcwm wt?i
? 521 11th Street.
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o Corner of Twelfth.
e is due to the superiority of its
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len's Softs
5 to $20o !
fjressiveness of this up-to-date
t t_ ...:j a
s never ueen neuer cviuciiccu
consummated, through which
several hundred suits of the
ashion, and of the most wanter
you now at prices you'd ?
5 <& $27.50 Sunfits
g Suits for women and misses,
styles which have received the
?in all the newest mixtures,
nnrl all the new sharlps of
&$35S51Ik Dresses
embraces a great variety of
Costumes in "Princess," "Jumpthe
new sliades and black, as
stripes in taffetas and foulards.
alls im Suits;
Suits of fancy mixtures, taffeta
;ite Suits of the season of the
e materials?all one-of-a-kind
the prettiest imported models; 1
here under $55 and $65.
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it 25% Off.!
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largest 111 tne nistory 01 tne store. +
have quite a few pieces of High- *
1 in stock. Warm weather goods 4.
have room for them. It is necespring
goods to obtain the room we j*
ontinuing for 10 days, all Spring 4.
The values are unprecedented. J
Bed Room Suites " X
Hall Racks *
Music Cabinets *
Fancy Parlor Pieces J
Davenports %
Parlor Cabinets j
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Sideboards T
Buffets *
China Closets it
Dining Tables J
Porch Furniture +
Lawn Furniture *>
Rattan Rockers <f
Parlor Tables J
Library Tables +
1 : 1 I
11 Straw Mattings. }>
on C.o-Carts. 1
you'll save $2.50. +
you'll save $6.25. >?
you'll save $12.50.
you'll save $18.75. J
you'll save $25.00. 4.
1 in plain figures. J
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Pa. Ave. and 8tlh St. I
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Meeting of Central ""X," W. C. T. U.
The Central "V" branch of the District
W. C. T. U. was entertained last evening
at the home of Mrs. Clayton E. Emlg. 1705
I' street. A short business meeting preceded
the program. Miss McAllister conducted
devotions. Miss Olea Wood reported special
flower mission work for Easter, and said
that next Thursday the "Y" will pack a
box of children's clothing to be sent to the
W. C. T. U. missionary stationed at Ellis
Island. Miss Walker reported one meeting
held at Fort Myer and one at the marine
barracks during the past month.
Mrs. R. II. McNeill reported fifteen new
Cradle Roll members and announced a
Cradle Roll reception to be held in Metropolitan
M. E. Church nex' Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Two new members were
The program was In charge of Miss
Eleanor Walker, superintendent of the soldiers
and sailors' department. It consisted
of a series of tableaux In which the following
participated: E. F. Bachelor, T. F. Rey- |
ri/klHo u Ta muu To trlrtr a# tVia U/\or>ltn)
nwtuo unu u >. V4 mc IIUO [/iLdl
Corps. Wasnington barracks; D. M. Callis, j
E. A. Snyder, D. 11. McKee, G. J. Robinson.
C. B. Hughes of the marine barracks. A. I...
Hay ford and E. L. Keel of the Hospital
Corps. Fort Myer. and Mr. Roberts, who
represented the navy- yard. The- soloists
were L>r. C. H. Clark. Miss 8. E. Beamer,
Mrs. C. E. Emig and Miss tiladys Emig.
Mrs. Emma S Shelton. district recording
secretary for the W. C. T. U.. made an address
to the soldiers and sailors. Refreshments
were served.
Disinfect is well u clean the houae or apartment
yon more Into. Tbe former occupants may
h*Te left tbe germ* of some disease. Purify erery
suspicious spot with Piatt's Chloride. It Is an
ode less, eolorlesa liquid disinfectant, which Instantly
destroys foul odors and disease-breeding
matter. When diluted with ten part* of water tor
household list* It rosta l?*sa than S centa a quart.
Sold everywhere In quart bottle*. Prepared onl/
hj ilenrr B I'latt.
A booklet with valuable *taultary Information recarillnc
rontasloua and ' fectloua dlaeaae*. and
a brochure entitled "Health Economy," will tM
mailed tree on writing to 4S Cliff Street, Maw lark.
Her Father, Aided by Police, is Unable
to Obtain Cine to Her
Believed to have been spirited away from
! lit house where she boarded in this city.
Miss Madeline Dempsey, fifteen years old.
has been mysteriously missing for ten days,
and the efforts of the local police, added
lo those of her father, W. L. Dempsey of
Fredericksburg, Va., have so far failed to
discover a trace of her whereabouts. Two
letters signed "Madge." as the girl was
known to members of her family, have
been received by one of her sisters, who
lives at the same house, 1843 14th street
northwest, but in neither was there a clue
to the missing one's hiding place. It is de.1ncn.1
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.ia? cu uj iui. L/ciuj>ac,y uiai iuc irncia nctv
forgeries of Ills daughter's handwriting.
With two of her sisters Madeline Dempsey
had lived in the 14th street house for
about a year. All of them were employed
In downtown business houses. Madeline in
a department store. She left the house as
usual Saturday morning, April 3*, taking
no extra clothing nnd with no remark to
Indicate an Intention not to return. It
is known that she arrived at the store the
same day, and she may have worked part
of the day. but no one noticed the hour
of her departure. Since then Madeline
Dempsey has not been seen by any of her
searching relatives or friends or by the
Mailed at Winchester.
The first letter signed with l.er name
carr.e to the boarding house a day or two
after her disappearance, and it was r.iailed
In Winchester, Va. Mr. Dempsey ran down
that clue and established it as a fact that
his daughter had not been in Winchester,
and he declared today the letter was mailed
probably in Washington and sent under
cover to Winchester, whence It was returned
to this city. The second letter bore the
postmark of Washington.
In each of the communications it was
stated the girl had accepted a position as
traveling companion, but this statement
is believed to have been fabricated by the
person who wrote the letters and signed the
name "Madge" to them. Mrs. Dempsey,
in jut norm' 111 rrcuum-rsinns. is imibudu-u
as the result of the mysterious disappearance.
Madeline Dempsey Is fifteen years old,
and is well developed for her age, weighing
about ISO pounds. She is a brunette and
her eyes are dark hazel in color. When
list seen she wore a lace and straw hat.
with three white roses in front; a navy
blue skirt and white shirt waist, the dress
reaching about to the tops of her shoes.
Metropolitan M. E. Churcli Welcomes
Pastor and Presiding Elder.
The' congregation of the Metropolitan
Methodist Episcopal Church, John Marshall
place and C street northwest, last
night tendered a reception to the pastor
and liis wife. Rev. Dr. ami Mrs. Frank
VI. Bristol, in commemoration of his return
to the church for the tenth consecutive
i-ear. The reception was also extended to Rev.
Dr. J. \V. R Sumwal;, Uie new presiding
elder of the Washington district,
and Mrs. Sumwalt, and was also a farewell
to the retiring presiding elder and
his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Nailor.
Previous to the reception there waa a
meeting of the Men's Club, at which Dr.
Morris F. Egan of the Catholic University
of America delivered an address on St.
" J Tl*o onao lror'o tallr r A
r rant"?a uc naa>o?. -* 0 v?.? - ~
counted in brief the history of this great
Italian founder of the Franciscan order.
Mr. Lynch, president of the board of trustees,
Justice Thomas H. Anderson delivered
an address of welcome, in which he reviewed
the progress of the church under
Dr. Bristol's directorship. Dr. Bristol and
Dr. _ Sumwalt both replied to the chairman's
address. Mr. Charleton Howarth
sang several solos, "Love's Request," "My
Sweetheart When a Boy" and "Holy
The church parlors were crowded
throughout the evening and were beautiricnrtrotflH
with American fiaes and
cut flowers.
The reception was In charge of Mrs.
Anderson, president of the Ladies' All
Society, assisted by Mrs. Lynch, Mrs.
Kingsman and Mrs. Tulloch.
Refreshments were served.
Cable Coll Spool Runs Away.
A large coil spool rolling along the street
was the unusual sight- witnessed on 4th
street yesterday afternoon. A wagon of
the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone
Company with live colls was moving along
at a rapid pace. Just as the wagon'
crossed the stroet oar tracKs ai ?ew i oi k
avenue the coil in the rear broke loose
from Its fastenings, rolled off the wagon
and started on a journey of its own.
The driver yelled at the man In the body
of the wagon: "Say, I thought that you
were looking after that spool."
"I am ooking after it." was the reply.
"There It goes down the street." They
started after It. yelling: "Whoa! Stop it."
It had rolled two squares before it halted.
The coil barely missed striking a coal
wagon, the driver of which declares It
passed within one-half inch of him.
"Fo' God, man," he suld, "dat air thing
was on todder side of the street and hit
Just turned 'round and headed fo' me.
an' I thought that I was a goner sho'
'nough; hit nearly scared the horses to
Arranging for Visitations.
Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball, president of
the Woman's Relief Corps, Department of
Potomac, has called a conference of the
members of her department council at her
home this evening, 1017 14th street northwest,
for the purpose of discussing Memorial
Day plans and arranging for the
visitations to the corps which begin tomorrow
evening with a visit to Charles
Sumner Corps, No. 8. Friday evening the
department president and stafT will visit
George H. Thomas Corps at its hall in
Northeast Temple.
Anacostla and Vicinity.
A report, has been filed with the police
authorities of the District to the effect
that an intruder obtained access to several
of the living apartments at the Government
Hospital for the Insane a few days
ago. tampering with two chiffoniers
located therein, but not succeeding in removing
any of the contents, being able
to force open only one of them. The other
chifTonier bore the marks of the stranger's
fools, but he failed to break it open, as
was the case with the second one. The
police have been informed that the day In
question an elderly man, dressed in workman's
apparel, appeared at the institution,
representing that he was in the employ of
a fire alarm company and that he had
Deen seni 10 pcuui m ? ui iv.
Premises 116 Washington street, consisting
of several lots Improved by a frame
dwelling, have been purchased by Policeman
Joseph Boswell of No. 0 precinct from
Mrs. Lizzie Kelley.
J. T. Farrell has purchased the dwelling
and lot on Taylor street, formerly owned
and occupied by Charles Crutchley and
The condition of Samuel Covington, the
driver who sustained serious injuries to his
head through the running away of his
horse here several weeks since, is slightly
The associates and friends at the Government
Hospital for the Insane of Dr.
Charles H. Clark, who resigned to become
the head of the hospital for the Insane at
1 JS AUI, V. 1 _!4k
^levfliinu, v/HJU, imvc H'^riucu iiiut nun
a handsome cut glass punch bowl as a
mark of their esteem. The present was
forwarded to Dr. Clark at Cleveland.
The first asparagus of the season from
the Rapnahannock valley, Va., was shipped
to Baltimore by C. L. Shackleford of
Lancaster county, April 19, and brought 66
cents a bunch.
Declines to Extend Assistance Upon
Any Other Plan?Other Business
of Interest to Constituency.
A communication from Branch No. 183 of
the "Workmen's Sick and Death Benefit
lrund." offering tickets for a dance, the
proceeds of which were to be devoted to
the cause of the Russian revolutionists and
the Moyer-Haywood defense fund, was
read at last night's meeting of the Central
Labor Cnlon, and a motion was made
to aid the cause. The motion was com
bated by Secretary De Nedrey and others,
who took the position that if anything is
to be done In the way of providing funds
for Moyer et al. it should be done by direct
appropriation from the Central Labor
Union and forwarded to these defendants
by the proper officers of the Central body.
In the general discussion which followed
but slight reference was made to
the recent utterances and letter of President
Roosevelt, all those taking part in
the discussion having in view only a fair
trial for the miners, and the proposition to
see that they have the financial support
wherewith to secure such trial. The motion
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offered a motion appropriating $25
for the fund, which was amended to include
a set of resolutions, adopted at the
recent meeting of the executive council of
the American Federation of l^abor in this
city, denouncing the kidnaping of Haywood.
Moyer and Pettibone, and expressing
a belief In their Jnnocence of the crime
charged against them. - These resolutions
were printed in The Star of Saturday.
It was pointed out that the resolutions
were dignilied and expressive of the sentiment
of the labor movement, and the appropriation
of money was a sufficient rebuke
to those who had denominated the
men as "undesirable citizens." The motion
as amended was adopted by unanimous
vote, and the president announced the
result amid .Intense silence, which was intended,
as one expressed it, "to show In
tense feeling."
Delegate Higgles of a special committee
on agitation reported that the committee Is
making progress in reducing the "unfair
list" of the central body, and recommended
that certain firms be-"removed therefrom.
The report was received and laid over until
next meeting for final disposition.
Rev. D. W. Skellinger, delegate from the
Presbyterian Ministerial Alliance, addressed
the delegates, announcing that tills meeting
would probably be the last one he would
attend In the capacity of delegate. lie
stated that lie had accepted a pastorate in
Brooklyn, N. Y., and expressed his thanks
to the delegates for kind treatment, admonishing
them to be sure they arc right
always and then go ahead. Dr. Skellinger
advised that victory came to those who
sought the righteous and the good of human
nature and said he would always have
a warm spot in his heart for those he had
met in the labor movement. On motion it
was decided that the delegates shall attend
in a body the church of their reverend coworker
and hear his farewell sermon the
last Sunday evening in June.
Bricklayers' Agreement.
The bricklayers presented and had read
the agreement entered into by them and
the master masons last week, in which the
wages of the men are to be certs per
hour for summer work and <13Vi cents per
hour for winter work. The agreement also
provides that bricklayers only belonging to
the union shall be employed by the bosses,
and the men also agree that they shall not
engage In a sympathetic strike, unless same
strike shall become general among the
i ti Vn rtifnr^nfd W3 <3 m:ldO tO
UU11U1J1& naucA * w ? v . ^
the strike now on at the union station by
the delegates present.
Messrs. I. I. Bernntlen and H. W. Davis,
representing the "socialist party of America"
In Washington, asked for and obtained
the floor for the purpose of tendering
an Invitation to the delegates to co-operate'
In a "protest" meeting against the term
"undesirable citizens" being applied to the
miners imprisoned and awaiting trial in
Idaho. The hour of adjournment being at
hand, a motion was made to adjourn and
to reassemble In informal session to consider
the Invitation. Objection was made,
and the matter went over.
No reference was made to the prospective
strike of the bakers and barbers, though
many of the delegates expressed the belief
that neither would occur.
The Labor day committee and the comimfowli?rnrinir
the feasibility of hav
ing a union label exposition In Washington
after the close of the Jamestown exposition
reported progress, but stated that at
present matters were shaping the way
favorable to both propositions.
Funeral services over the remains of
Harry Kronheimer, who died last Sunday
at his home, 3033 M street, were held at 2
hies oftPrnnnn Thft S<?rvfe?S Wei*6
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conducted by Rabbi Simon and Rabbi Stern
of the Eighth Street Temple. The interment
was In the Hebrew cemetery. The pall*
bearers were selected from the membership
of National Lodge No. 12. F. A. A. M.,
of whfch the deceased was a member.
The funeral of Miss Louise M. McKinley,
daughter of William E. and Mary McKinley,
who died last Sunday evening at 11:45
o'clock, will occur from her late residence,
3513 O street, tomorrow morning at 0
o'clock. After a short service at the house
the remains will be taken to Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, 36th and O streets, where
requiem mass will be sajd.
The steel girder bridge, which Is being
constructed over Rock creek at K street. Is
nearin* completion. The bridge, when com
pleted, will be substantial enough for the
many heavy teams which pass along K
street, and which were not allowed to cross
the old structure. The cost will be $40,000.
Funeral servi'ces over the remains of
Howard Helmlck, who died at his residence,
3259 N street last Sunday, after a long illness,
were held at 9 o'clock this morning at
Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Requiem
mass was conducted by Rev. Father Shatell.
The interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Mr. Helmlck was a professor of art at
Georgetown University, and was born In
Ohi'o in 1845. He devoted his time to genre
painting, using as his studies scenes from
the peasant life of Ireland. He was elected
a member of the Beaux Arts of Paris, being
the second foreigner ever received Into
the school. One son survives him, his wife
having died a number of years ago.
Whi'le playing on the street near her home
yesterday afternoon Maggie McCage, colored,
thirteen years of age. residing at 1244
27th street, ran a large splinter in her foot.
The chlid was taken to Georgetown University
hospital, where the splinter was removed,
and later she was conveyed to her
Cantata to Be Reneat.erf.
> Announcement Is made that the cantata,
"Esther, the Beautiful Queen," which was
presented last week by the Dumbarton Avenue
Methodist Church choir, under the
direction of Mr. W. T. Glover, will be repeated
next Friday evening at Odd Fellows'
Hall, 7th street between D and E
streets, for the benefit of the Eye, Ear
and Throat Hospital.
The cast Includes ten principals and a
chorus of sixty. The cantata Is appropri- ,
ately staged and costumed.
Baptist Excursion to Great Falls.
The Baptist Young People's Union of the
Second Baptist Church, 4th street southeast,
gave an excursion last evening to
Great Falls.
Two .special cars departed from 36th and
M streets at 7 o'clock, and the tour was
personally conducted, each car being in
charge of a member of the committee.
Pretty girls distributed candy, peanuts and
Peats of legerdemain, songs and hurrahs
astonished the conductors. On arrival at
the Palls ice cream and cake were served.
The gradual rise of the moon over the
Maryland hills and then its reflection on
the w&Wra were witnessed.
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These are dainty, stylish St
made and finished, and shown ir
reason for reducing the prices is
lots arc offered at temptingly lo>
I $16.50 Suits
$20, $21.50 an
$30, $32.50 at
See our l?w sprinj
|j J. B.. C. B.. Warner';
The Philadelphia owned coal carrying
barge Anne W. Embry Is at the Alexandria
shipyard to repair dapiages received In
a collision with the stone abutments of the
pier of the new Highway bridge Saturday
last. At the time of the accident the barge
in tow of the tug A. J. Hudson was coming
down from Georgetown, on her way to
a Chesapeake bay port. As she passed
through the draw of tlie bridge the stern
of the veS3el swung, and striking against
the bridge tore off her pHot house and did
other damage to herself, but it is said the
bridge was uninjured. It Is stated that
there was a man in the pilot house of the
barge steering it. but when lie realized
that the accident could not be averted he
jumped jusi in time 10 avoiu uemg nun u |
not killed. The Injured vessel was taken to
Alexandria for repairs by the tug James
O. Carter.
The steamer Harry Randall, when she
arrives here tonight will be withdrawn
from her route for a trip to undergo her
annual inspection, and the steamer Wakelle.d
will take her place on the route. The
Randall will be Inspected Thursday next
and will return to service on the Nomint
route Saturday morning. The Wakelleld
will then go out of service for about three
weeks to be given her spring overhauling
and painting In preparation for taking her
place on the Maddux creek route for the
Arrived: Tug Peerless of Baltimore, towing
S. O. Company's barge. No. 77, laden
w.ch oil in bulk, from Baltimore to Alexandra;
schooner Eleanor Russell, cord:
wood from a river point for Alexandria;
schooner W. H. French, cord wood from
the St. Mary's river for the navy yard;
schooner Samuel Wood from Breton's bay.
lumber for the dealers here; schooner
George W. Kimble, fish from the Potomac
nets; tug Marion Cameron, with a tow
from the lower river; schooner ueorge
Golsman. wood from a Potomac point.
Sailed: Barge Marjorle, light, from Baltimore
to a river point to load; tug J. T.
Selectman, towing ten light scows to the
digging; machines down the river to be
loaded with sand and gravel for this city;
tug Peerless, with oil barge No. 77, light,
for Baltimore to load for a bay point;
schooner O. C. Goodman, ties from Alexandria
for New York.
Memoranda: Schooner Samuel Wood has
been chartered to load lumber on the Rappahannock
river for Baltimore; barge, No.
8 of the Consolidation Coal Company's
tleet will load coal at Georgetown for Boston;
3chooner Mabel & Huth Is at a North
Carolina port loading lumber for this
city; schooner Edith Verrall Is at a river
point loading co'.'d wood for the . eaiers
The schooner Earl Biscoe, which is hauled
out on the marine railway at Bennett's
boatyard for a general overhauling of her
hull, and to be fitted with new inasts, will
be out of scrvice for two weeks or longer.
She is being put in thorough trim for
freight carrying service on the Potomac.
u ' ~:T 1 - -J 1... K-<77 n.lil.ih .U"
x lie un-iaucii wtti ii, r* invu ujocharged
a cargo of oil In bulk at Alexandria
yesterday, was one of the two barges
which were In tow of the tug Radiant belonging
to the Standard Oil Company, that
foundered In Chesapeake bay. oft the Magothy
river, early Saturday morning last.
A chartered tug brought her to Alexandria
and will take her away today.
The steam yacht I'hllarope, belonging to
the L'nited States flsh commission service,
has gone In service at the Bryan's point
station gathering shad eggs from the flsh
n men a'uwB ?.?%* ? ? v?. *v? 4i?.vv>>>t>0 uv imv
Alexandria County Citizens Arrange
for Incorporation.
Alexandria county will soon have a'<central
citizens' association, meeting regularly
at the court house, or some other central
point. If action taken at a joint meeting of
local Improvement associations at Ballston
last night proves effective.
The Fort Myer Heights' association some
time ago invited similar organizations to
meet at me neiBUia e-iitipei iu uiscuns u
central society, and with Ballston and
Falls Church representatives present. Including
Secretary Welborn of Ballston,
voted the sense of the meeting to be that
such a central body should be created.
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held last night.
The notice was given last Saturday, and a
good attendance gathered at the Baliston
Presbyterian Church. Resolutions were
adopted providing that a central executive
society should be formed to take up questions
of roads, schools, liquor selling, etc.
Among those present from other societies
were Messrs. M. E. Church and Percy Tripp
of Falls Church. J. G. Pepper of Glen
Carlyn; C. B. Wadleigh, H. W. McGeorge.
Wm. A. McShea and C. H. Greathouse of
Fort Myer Heights. President T. M. Gideon
of the Ballston association w-as chairman
and L. G. Kendrlck secretary.
Mr Church was asked to exDlaln the work
of the Falls Church association and town
Incorporation. He said the improvement
society had been In existence twenty-flve
years, and had raised and disbursed 90.000
to $8,000 with good results; l?ut its principal
usefulness had been its Influence in
promoting a general interest In public
work. Members were induced to keep their
own premises in order and abate annoyances
In their neighborhoods. The question
of Incorporation in Alexandria county, he
Bald, is very puzzling, because of dlfflc?lty
In fixing town limits. The whole county,
he said, will soon be a Continuous village.
But the expenses of an Incorporated place.
Judging by Falls Church, were not heavy.
No town officers except the clerk and sergeant
got any pay. The clerk received |S
tor each council meeting, the sergeant 5 per
cent of the taxes collected, x or schools
and roads Valla Church collected V owti
L C*n?ctc
U U^UU lUlil ^=/U
Fid? Red
lits, in the smartest of spring effects
1 the smartest of fancy fabrics. They'r
i that many of the lines have become 1
,v prices?
.4 FA d - .14- -
id $35 Suits .
? and summer models In Royal Worcester?The
? and Girdle Corsets at
^'EW CO., 933 Pennsylv
on $100. The whole town tax was !."? rents
more than Fairfax county, bill less than
Alexandria county levied. j
Addresses were also made by E. W. Kiting,
A. P. Douglas of TJallston; J. CI. Pepper
of Glen Carlyn, C. B. Wadleigh. W. A. AleShea
and C. H. ureathouse of Fort Myer
Heights, all in favor of county organization.
Mr. Ewing said Mr. Church's speech ought
to convince everybody that Incorporation is
best; for Falls Church had good streets,!
lights, etc., anil Is paying lower taxes than
Is paid In Alexandria county.
Other speakers urged the importance of
united action for the improvement of
schools and roads, and the exclusion of
saloons and gambling dens. Mr. Pepper
said he had left Washington lo (lnd better
schools, and he hoped to get them.
It was voted that th* meeting favors a
central executive co.nmittee. and recorrtmends
that it be made up of the officers of
th? local associations, aided by sucli addl- j
tional delegates as may be sent. It was
also voted that Secretary Kendrick shall
notify all similar organizations to send their
officers and other representatives to a meeting
at Ballston Presbyterian <"iiurch May
13, at 8 p.m., to effect the permament or
ganizatlon of tlie central committee. Dr.
Welborn. Walter Gideon anil M. Payne were
chosen as additional Ballston delegates to
that meeting. Mr. Church .nvlted all to
attend the Falls Church association meeting
with Mr. Fellows. May 0.
Before the Joint meeting the Ballston association
held an election, resulting: President.
F. M. Gideon; vice president. A. G.
Thomas, and L. G. Kendrlck, secretarytreasurer.
General and Personal News of Montgomery
Special Correspondence of 'Hie star.
ROCKVILLE, Md? April 20, 11)07.
The members of the congregation of the
Rockville M. E. Church South Friday evening
tendered Rev. and Mrs. Ernest L.
Woolfe a surprise party In honor of the
continuance of Mr. Woolfe as pastor of the
church. The gathering was a large one
and each person attending brought a gift
of some kind. Mr. Robert E. L. Smith
made a short speech In which he expressed
hi o-rottflnnMnn nf tho m*>ml?Ara n f Hip
congregation that Mr. Woolfe would continue
as pastor for at least two years, and
Mr. Woolfe responded In. brief remarks.
During the evening Mr. Woolfe and Miss
Mary Pumphrey sang solos and there were
several choruses. Refreshments were
Miss Ella V. Rlcker of the faculty of the
Rockville High School yesterday afternoon
entertained a large number of the
little folks of Rockville by giving them
a talk on Japan in the Sunday school
room of the M. E. Church South. During
rA??oi<l7a eli a avlilhitdil a mimhar r*f
Japanese cufIos. The meeting was under
the auspices of the Junior Epworth League.
A license to marry has been issued by
the clerk of the circuit court here to Peter
Lindsay and Annie M. Duckett, both of
It Is understood that Mr. Charles i.1.
Williams of Poolesville district, this coun'y,
who some time ago announced himself as a
candidate for the democratic nomination
for county commissioner from L.e third collection
district to succeed Commissioner
^uarles G. Griffith, has changed his mind
and has decided to keep out of tlie fight.
It la stated that Mr. Williams' friends will
put forward Mr. J. Furr White, also of
Poolesvllle district, for the nomination.
There are two other candidates?Benjamin
C. Gott and E. WUkerson Jonea, both of
Barnesvllle district.
George W. Meem of Galthersburg, chief
Judge of the orphans' court for the county,
will. It is understood, be a candidate for
renomlnatlon at the approaching democratic
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Eastburn have
returned to Rockvllle after a two weeks'
trip to New Mexico.
Funeral service over the remains of Miss
?? " "? 11 ? V. A o _ rv i J T r
aiary xu. ccan, uaugmci ui mi. uuviu n.
Beall of Potomac district, who died of a
complication of troubles after a long Illness,
were held today In the M. E. Church
at Potomac. The services were conducted
by Rev. Ernest L. Woolfe. pastor of the
church, and the Interment was in the cemetery
adjoining the church.
Mr. Arthur B. Gleason has returned from
a short visit to the Jamestown exposition.
John Daniel Offutt, a leading citizen of
Darnestown district, died about 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, aged sixty-eight
years. He had been in poor health for
several years and death was due to a complication
of troubles. He was a son of the
late James Offutt and is survived by three
brothers?James H. and Milford Offutt of
tVila nniinJu n n<1 T Anmul (I 11 nf
Greensburg, Pa.?and two fa'.sters?Mrs.
Bettle Clagett of this county and Mrs.
Clara Stauffer of Frederick county.
Win. Harris Gets Into Trouble.
William Harris, colored, took his girl to
the circus last night with a horse and
buggy and for a ride afterward, but before
he reached the stable from which he had
taken the horse he was arrested, and a
charge of taking property without the owner's
consent was filed against him in the
Police Court this morning. Judge O'Js'eal
sentenced htm to $5 fine or fifteen days on
the farm.
Harris was seen about 3 o'clock this
morning driving carelessly along Pennsylvania
avenue northwest by Policeman
Strobel of the third precinct.
"WBose horse and buggy is this?" the
umcer ttanru nm no.
"It >9 mine," replied Harris.
"What do you do for a living?"
"X drive a brick wagon." he answered.
Policeman Strobel concluded that a brick
wagon driver would not own an expensive
Tig such as he wai driving, and he asked
Harris to accompany him to the station
house. When M. T. Pollock reported to
the police a short time later that his horse
and buggy were missing, the ownership was
? ? ,!
^ Business
Hours, 8 A.M.
to 6 P.M.
7ifr5<n>riis Jim
u w u U tw u U u
?carefully tailored, elegantly J
_ a* l .1 _ 111 /
e quality creations, anu rnc only
broken in sizes. Four spccial
. $14.00
. $25.00
>mpson, Kabo, g j
rania Avenue,
South Carolinians Killed a Prisoner in
North Carolina.
RAIvKIGII. N (V. Anril .'H>?flov (llomi
granted ati unconditional pardon to A 1>.
Hood and \V. I). Gilbert. deputy sheriffs
of South Carolina, who were convicted la.it
October of manslaughter for having coin?
into t'nion county, this state, after a criminal
and having shot htm when h<* resist d
arrest and attempted to kill them. Their
sentence was twoutv \ears.
Tlie governor says that under the ruling
of tin; court they would hive l>e?n :tcguitteJ,
but that belnn from another .-tat
they were technical!.* guilty* though acting
ill good faith and shooting in .' elf-defense.
Their pardon was ask?m] for by the trial
judge and solicitor and by the governor
of South Carolina, who says they are the
best of officers.
Coroner's Jury Justifies Killing of Alleged
MACON. Ga, April no.-L. I) Si rone,
manager of a large mercantile store In tills
city, walked Into the printing of
Henry 1). Smith at noon yesterday ami shot
and killed Smith. Klve bullets were tired
Into Smith's body. While the traged) was
being enacted the grand Jury found an Indictment
against the man slain for betrayal
of Miss T.lllian Stroiie. Klster of the slaver
The girl had been working In Smith'*
office as a pressfeeder for .several mortlis,
and last week she Informed her brothei of
Smith's Intimacy with her. lie carried the
matter before the grand Jury, before whom
the girl appeared lo have Smith indicted.
Her brother, not knowing of the indictment,
went to Smith's place of business and shot
him. He lived a few minutes?long enough
to deny the accusation. A coroner's Jury
rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide,
under the "unwritten law."
Widow, It is said, Will Not Get Old
Whitnpxr Mnnsinn
* (
NF,W YORK, April :$().?Mrs. James Henry
Smith, It is generally understood In this
city and also among western re'atlves, Is
not to inherit the magnificently appointed
house at 871 3th avenue, onci* the homo of
William C. Whitney and purchased from his
heirs in 1!HH by her late husband.
This splendid dwelling, according to rumors
coming from reliable sources, is to bn
turned in to the general estate and sold. It
has always ljeen looked upon as a monument
to the taste of the late Wi'iliam C.
Whitney, and If it is placed on the market
it is not unlikely that the >Vhitney family
will endeavor to again acquire it.
It Is an open secret that after they parted /
with it they regretted that the sale had
been made, and that even now they regard
It with sentimental Interest.
Mr. Smith ppld *1.000,000 for the building
and somo of the collections which It
contained. He purchased many art objec's
which supplemented the pictures and tapestries
left by Mr. Whitney, expending !>etween
8400,000 and The dwelling,
nuiuu la ai mc uui incani lui 111*1 111 out a \ cnue
and 68th street, as it now Htamla is
worth at least J2.0U0.000.
News of Falls Church.
Speclnl Correspondence of The Stir.
FALLS CHURCH. Va., April 30. 1907.
The Congrelational Church was filled
Sunday night at the meeting held under the
auspices of tho Sunday school association
of Palls Church magisterial district. After
short services conducted by Dr. Noble,
pastor of the "church. Mr. Andrew M
Smith, president, presided, and spoke of the
state Sunday school convention held
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last
n'Apk In DunvillA. and Ktnterl rim ohiftr't of
the meeting to be to hear reports from the
convention by the delegates who represented
the schools of the town In the convention.
Miss Mary O. Brown, Miss Gertrude
Nourse and Mr. M. E. Church, who
attended the convention, gave Interesting
reports and imparted valuable information
relating to work as exemplified at the convention.
The choir of the church rendered
special music. Mr. M. E. Church was elected
vice president of the state association
for Fairfax county and Mr. A. M. Smith
a member of the state executive committee.
Dr. T. C. Quick has rented the Merriflold
cottage on Washington street and wili
move from Washington May 15.
Mr. M. E. Church has sold the BafUst
parsonage to Mr. Louis W. Ryder of Wash- *
ington, who will take possession May 1.
Mr. E. L.. McNalr Is making extensive lm'provements
to his residence on Maple avenue.
At the last meeting of Kemper Lodge, A.
F. & A. M., cpeclal memorial services were
held In memory of Mr. J.-M. Thome, who
was a member of the lodge. Mr. alter
T. Oliver, district deputy, was present, and
presented M. M. E. Church with a certificate
of life membership In the Masonic
Home of Virginia.
Leesburgf, Va., News.
Special Corre?p>>ti<t?"lii-e of TUe Star.
LEESBl'RO, Va., April 2S). 190T.
Mr. W. B. Hibbs of Washington, D. C.,
who Is building a Handsome summer residence
on the suburbs of l^eesburg, has
leased "Carlhelm," the estate of Mrs. Rachel
A. Paxton. near here, for the coming
summer, and will, with his family, arrive
here June 1. *
Miss Juliet Ayres, who has been the guest
of Mrs. Fairfield of De Sales street, Washington,
returned Saturday evening to her
home In this town.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Rust ar? making an
satandacl visit In Leusburg.

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