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January Clearance
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Suits and Overcoats.
Take your pick of any Winter Overcoat
and all Mixed Color- Sack Suits in the store
' at the following big reductions:
Suits. Overcoats.
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factory in every particular.
Chery & Moran Co.,
The Men's Store, 811 fl Pa. Ave. N.W.
Beautiful Lamps
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^ and richest colorings.
^ OIL LAMPS for home use and adornment, in
cluding many new designs in Banquet Lamps, Read
ing Lamps, etc. Beautiful creations in Lamp Shades
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Pottery, Porcelain, China? Glass, Silver. Etc.,
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Rev. Thomas Harrison, Known as j
"th? Boy Preacher," to Occupy
the Pulpit. _
A large audience gathered last night at
Hamline M. E. Church to hear the Rev.
Thomas Harrison, the evangelist. He
was greeted by a number of preachers.
Among them were noticed Revs. Bristol.
Bacon, Price. Naylor. Dawson. Huntley
and dark. A large choir, in charge of
Mr. C. H. Schooley. led Wie congregation
In pinging many of the selections from
the book of "Precious Hymns." specially
selected by Mr. Harrison for his meet
Mr. Harrison did not preach from a text,
but took the occasion to get in touch with
his audience by relating Incidents that
were made notable In the revivals of by
gone years, when men and women, many
of them of prominence, had made a pro
fession of religion.
Dr. Naylor. who had known Mr. Harri
son for many years, referred to his great
work as an evangelist In many of the
churches in Indianapolis and x-altimore
and of the good results tihat followed.
Mr. Harrison has a peculirr and at times
unique way of expressing himself. He
related many incidents of a touching
character, and soon found his hearers in
full sympathy with his own feelings.
Hymns of a stirring character were sung.
Mr. Harrison stopping at i:it rvals in the
midst of the singing to m;ik ? a practical
Illustration or bring out soiik- good point.
At the close of the services vary many
remained to speak to him or to tell him
how in some city or church years agn he
was instrumental in turning their lives
Into new channels.
Many strangers were present In the au
dience, who were drawn there by the an
nouncement that the evangelist would
preach. From expressions heard at the
close of the meeting there seemed to be
a general feeling of pleasure and an earn
est desire to hear more of his discourses.
From the results of the initial meeting
Mr. Harrison and t>he pastor. Dr. Guthrie,
expressed themselves as well pleased with
the oritlook. Mr. Harrison will preach his
first sermon tonight. A half-hour service
of song will precede the regular service.
Mr. Harrison was born Christmas day,
18o4. in Dorchester, Mass.. the son. of a
pious mother, now living at the age of
seventy-six. His conversion dates from
his fifteenth year and he at once com
menced a course of study at Wllbraham
Academy, remaining there until he was
licensed to preach. He was received into
Brooklyn I>ay College under the care of
Dr. Talmane.
Tn November. 1R76. in the Franklin
Street Church in Baltimore, he began his
labors In revival work, the season lasting
six weeks. His youth and personal ap
pearance gave him the name of "the boy
preacher." which title followed him in his
work for many years.
No longer a boy. either in appearance
or experience, he nevertheless attracts his
audience by his plain, simple presentation
of the scriptures, easily comprehended by
the youngest of his hearers. There ' is
much of the "innermost" about him. and
in this will be found one of the sources
of his power. He is Intensely sincere.
He does not devote his time to argument
or to an effort to prove the plain state
ments of the scriptures, but *he leaves
upon the conscience of his hearers the
duty of applying their .force in the mak
ing of their religious lives. For more
than thirty years Dr. Harrison has con
ducted evangelistic meetings in many of
the principal cities from Maine to Cali
One of the most remarkable gathering?
during his entire ministry occurred in Dr.
Talmage's great tabernaole in Brooklyn,
when more than one thousand conversions
were reported after a series of meetings
lasting seven weeks.
Personal to River Men.
Capt. John Summers, a master of river
vessels, has been appointed captain of the
sailing barge Daniel of Alexandria, and
will sail with her this week for a river
point to load.
Capt. George Nowell. ticket agent at the
Washington terminal of the Washington
Alexandria ferry line, has recovered from
a severe attack of the grip, and is again
on duty at the ferry wharf.
Capt. Frank Luckett, mate of the ferry
steamer I,ackawanna. whJ was also con
fined to his home by illness, has recovered
and returned to duty aboard his steamer,
William R. O'Neal, keeper of western
channel light In Chesapeake bay. has been
transferred to the light 'station at South
west Point Royal shoal, succeeding as
I slstant keeper J. B. Quldley, who goes to
the western channel light as keeper.
At the Oyster Wharf.
Four or more vessels with oysters In
the shell aboard have arrived at the
11th street wharf oyster market since
last Sunday morning, bringing more
ilian a thousand bxishels. The supply
aboard the fifteen or twenty vessels at
the wharf is ample to meet all de
mands. but the market is by no means
glutted. The demand is fair, and the
bivalves this morning were selling at
from 50c per bushel up to $1 and $1.25
for selected stock. In consequence of
the heavy current In the river it is not
thought probable that other vessels
laden with oysters will be able to come
up the river for a day or two. This
w.| 11 not. however, have any effect \>n
the market, as the supply aboard the
vessels Is large enough to meet the de
mand for a week.
The receipts of fresh fisli'from points
along, the river continue very light,
while the demand is good. A few yel
low perch, Catfish and carp are being
rece.ved. and they bring good prices.
The demand for tish is being met with
varieties from the coast fisheries and
with cold-storage stock.
Schooners. Oo Ashore.
The two-masted bay schooner Cher
ubim. Capt. Neal, is reported to be hard
and fast aground wt Bradley's wharf on
the Mattaponi river, Va., and. according
to reports, considerable difficulty is
anticipated in floating her. The Cher
ubim went ashore in one of tue gales
in the latter part of last week.
The big schooner John E. Delvln, re
ported ashore on the coast near Chin
coteague, Va.. is also well known at
this port and Alexandria.
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Returned to Reform School.
David Windsor, colored, nineteen
years of age. locked up by Detectives
Pratt and Howlett on suspicion that
he had assaulted and robbed women
on the streets during the past few
weeks, was returned to the reform
school yesterday, having left there sev
eral weeks ago. The detectives were
unable to prove that he was connected
with any of the hold-up cases reported.
. Prosecution Abandoned.
Announcement was made late yesterday
afternoon that the prosecution against
Lieut. Shilling of the police force has
been abandoned by William Viett, who
was recently arrested by the officer.
But Few" Respond.
Notwithstanding the invitation recently
given by the board of assistant assessors
of the District sitting as members of the
board of equalization and review of tax
assessments to property owners to appear
before the board in the matter of reassess
ment of their properties but few have re
The members of the board sit every day
except Sunday in their offices at the Dis
trict building from 10 a.m. to :{ p.m. to
listen to appeals, and. according to them,
less than 100 persons attended since Jan
uary 1.
Upon the recommendation of the mem
bers the Commissioners have had Intro
duced In Congress a bill providing that
this board shall hold sessions from Jan
uary to April. This wl*l compel the public
to make early appeals and wllf afford the
board three months to consider all the
cases flnd compile Its report to the aa
Concourse of Priests at St. Mary's
Seminary Within the Next
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Ten Days.
Announcement was made yesterday by
Cardinal Gibbons that the concourse of
priests to be held at St. Mary's Seminary
for the selection of a successor to the
late Rev. Dr. Stafford, pastor of St.
Patrick's, will convene within the next
ten days. According to the rules of the
third plenary council of Baltimore, the
archbishop, or a delegate named by him.
must preside, and It is probable the
cardinal will designate Bishop Curtis.
It will then be the prerogative of the
latter to select the. new pastor for St.
Patrick's from amo?? the candidates
who have successfully passed the ex
amination. The rectorate of St. Patrick's
Is among the "immovable" offices, and
the successful candidate will be ap
pointed for life. In other churches the
cardinal has tlys power to transfer th?
Incumbent. Next to the cathedral in
Baltimore the charge at St. Patrick's is
regarded as the most important in the
Among the priests who have been in
vited to Join In the concourse are all of
those who have been ordained more than
ten years and who have been rectors or
superiors of missions for at least three
Written, and Oral Examinations.
The concourse will be opened 'with
prayer by the presiding priest. After a
short address on the import of the con
r*?ur?e written and oral examinations will
follow. They are considered comprehen
sive, and not only Is the theological
learning of the aspirant taken Into con
sideration. but his ability to cope with
financial problems and his past record
play an important part.
The examinations embrace moral the
ology. dogmatic theology and the power
of expounding sacred liturgy and canon
lam*. A text from one of the gospels is
read, and all are required to write a
brief sermon on it. One of the impor
tant branches of the examination is the
capability of the aspirant to explain
Christian doctrine. A doctrine or decree
ftf ?the Catholic Church is proposed bv
the examiners and the candidate is ex
pected to explain It. in the words of the
third plenary council, "so that a mere
child or the unlearned may readily grasp
The examiners, of whom there must
be at least three, will not designate their
preference among the successful candi
date*. as that rests with the bishop or
delegate who presides. Bach examiner
makes a sealed ballot, which is given to
the director.
Named as Possibilities.
Although an examination is pre- i
scribed, several priests of the diocese
have been mentioned as possible succes
sors, among them being Revs. William
\. Fletcher and William T. Russell of the
Cathedral, Rev. John T. Whelan of St.
Mary Star of the Sea Church. Rev. John
D. Bofund of St. Pius' Church, and Rev.
James F. Nolan, assistant pastor of
Corpus Christ! Church.
The official examiners from whom the
examiners for the concourse will be se
lected are Very Rev. ' Dr. E. R. Dyer,
president of St. Mary's Seminary; Rev.
P. Dissez. professor in St. Mary's Semi
nary; Rev. Dr. Charles Grannan of the
Catholic University, Washington; Rev.
ESdward McSweeny. professor in Mount
3t. Mary's College, Emmitsburg; Rev.
William A. Starr of 'Corpus Clu-lsti
Church,, Rev. Peter Tarro, chaplain of
Mount de Sales Academy. Catonsvllle;
Rev. William A. Fletcher and Rev. Wil
liam T. Russell of the Cathedral: Rev.
C. F. Thomas of St. Ann's Church, and
Rev. Albert Urique of St. Mary's Semi
nary. ?
Concordia Lutheran Congregation
Receives Felicitations.
The presentation of the felicitations of
several pastors of other churches of the
jity was the feature of the jubilee service
last night at the Concordia. Lutheran
Church, 30th and G streets. The meeting
Was designated as a young people's re
union and a fellowship meeting.
Addresses were made by Rev. John |
Schick, pastor of Grace Reformed Church,
and Rev. J. T. Huddle of St. Paul's Lu
theran Church, and fraternal greetings
were presented by Rev. George Bailey,
pastor of the Western Presbyterian
Church; Rev. 0. T- Berger. pastor of the
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; Rev.
J. G. Butlor. pastor of the Luther Place
Memorial Church, and C. H. Butler, as
sistant pastor of the same church.
Miss Emily Sprightly read a poem spe
cially composed for the Jubilee.
The next festival service will be held to
morrow night, and will be in charge of the
women of the church.
Bishop Cranston's Address.
? Bishop Earl Cranston of this city spoke
yesterday before the Methodist ministers
of Baltimore, describing the Methodist
Episcopal Church work In Japan. So great
has been the progress made in the land of
the rising sun. he said, that it is hoped
in a short time the native missionaries
will do most of the preaching.
Miss Nevins Discusses Nursing.
Under the auspices of the Red Cross So
ciety. Miss Nevins. superintendent of the
Garfield Hospital, talked of home nursing
before an audience of about one liund -cd
women In St. John's Parish House yes
terday afternoon. This is the first of a
series of six lectures to be given .every
Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
Join Forces With Crusaders.
At a largely attended meeting of South
Washington Tent, No. 10S?i, Independent
Order of Rechabltes, held In Fifth Baptist
Mission Hall, 4^4 street and N streets
sputhwest. last night. It was decided to
follow the initiative of John B. Hender
son Tent of Rechabltes in the movemept
to Join forces with th?s Federal^! Churches
and Crusaders' league in the effort to ob
tain legislation in Congress favorable to
prohibition. Delegates were selected to
meet with each of the above-named bodies.
Past High Tent Ruler Cordell was pres
ent and read a newspaper account of the
work of a member of John B. Henderson
Tent, now a government agent engaged
in enforcing the law In preventing the
sale of liquor to Indians. Mr. Cordell ex
pressed satisfaction In the knowledge that
CTie government Is attempting to protect
the Indians from the curse of liquor, and
said he hoped the white man would soon
be similarly protected.
S. A. R. Function Tomorrow Night.
The newly elected officers of the Sons
of the American Revolution will be very
much In the limelight at the Arlington
Hotel tomorrow night, when a combina
tion reception and "ladies' night" will be
given In their honor. Only half an hour
is set aside for the reception, from 8:30
until 9 o'clock. After that Rev. Dr. Sam
uel H. Woodrow will make an address on
"The Influence of Early Settlers Upon
National Life." Music will be furnished
by the Philharmonic Ladles' Quartet and
an orchestra from the Marine Band. The
"General Lafayette March." which was
composed by a Washingtonian and played
In this city in 1JC4 on the occasion of
La'ayette's last visit, will be one of the
special numbers on ths program.
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Bakers' Union Elects Officers.
The Journeymen Bakers' Beneficial
Union has elected the following officers:
William B. Chrisman. president (sixteenth
term); Ernest Meyer, vice president; John
Franke, recording secretary; Fred H.
Schulze, financial secretary; Henry Ar
nold, treasurer. Trustees: Ohrls Lnwen
stein. John Grossurt. August Link: Qeorg*
Fink and John Geiser.
The memben-hlp presented a gold medal
to the president for his fifteen years of
faithful service.
Personal Knowledg:
Personal knowledge is the winning (actor in the culminating contests of
this competitive age and when of ample character it places its fortunate
possessor in the front ranks of
The Well Informed-of the World.
A vast fund of personal knowledge is reaDy essential !o the achievement of the
highest excellence in any field of human effort.
A Knowledge of Forms, Knowledge of Functions and Knowl
edge of Products are all of the utmost value and in questions of life and health
when a true and wholesome remedy is desired it should be remembered that Syrup
of' Figs and Elixir of Senna, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co., is an
ethical product which has met with the approval of the most eminent physicians and
gives universal satisfaction, because it is a remedy of
Known Quality, Known Excellence and Known Component
Parts and has won the valuable patronage of millions of the Well Informed of the
world, who know of their own personal knowledge and from actualuse that it is the first
and best of family laxatives, for which no extravagant or unreasonable claims are made.
This valuable remedy has been long and favorably known
under the name of?Syrup of Figs?and has attained to world
wide acceptance as the most excellent family laxative. As its pure
laxative principles, obtained from Senna, are well known to physicians
and the Well Informed of the world to be the best we have
adopted the more elaborate name of?Syrup of Figs and
Elixir of Senna ? as more fully descriptive of the remedy,
but doubtless it will always be called for by the shorter
name of ? Syrup of Figs?and to get its *beneficial
effects, always note, when purchasing the full
name of the Company?California Fig Syrup
Co. ? printed on the front of every package,
whether you call for ? Syrup of Fig*
-?or by the full name ? Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna.
W.S. A.
A meeting of the town council of Ta*
koma Park. Ud . was held last evening at
8 o'clock in the chapel of the Takoma
Presbyterian Church. The report of the
town treasurer for the month of Decem
ber was submitted and approved. It
showed receipts during the month as fol
lows: General taxes. $273.82; special taxes,
cement walks, $6.52; water rents, $3.50;
permits, $4; builders' deports. $10, making
a total of $299.84, which, with the bal
ance on hand, made a total of $2,459.60.
The disbursements during the same pe
riod were as follows: Pumping plant.
$49.77; water works. $21.27; sewer sys
tem, $8.25; street work, (Carroll avenue
improvement), $925.47; street lighting.
S4T.70; cement walk on Tulip avenue.
$117.40; general expenses. $6.07; salaries,
$130. making a total of $1,299.93, leaving
a balance on hand of $1,159.67.
The auditing committee submitted bills
amounting to $204.09. which were ap
proved and ordered paid.
A resolution adopted at the last meet
ing of the Takoma Park Citizens" Asso
ciation was read by the clerk, petitioning
the mayor and council to institute a col
lection of ashes, rubbish, etc.. at the ex
pense of the town, and in accordance with
previous petitions presented to that body.
Vital Statistics.
The annual report of L. M. Moocrs. reg
istrar of vital statistics, was submitted to
the council and ordered tiled. The report
for ihe past year shows that there were
eleven births, four deaths and eight mar
riages, as against twenty-three births, six
deaths and no marriages for the year
previous. The report concludes: During
the year there has been no case of typhoid
fever or any serious infectious or conta
gious diseases. Our health and sanitary
conditions are surely matters for pride
and congratulations, and place Takoma
Park it the head of healthy residence
towns. The Maryland state board of health
is establishing substations for furnishing
diphtheria antitoxin and tuberculin.
Councilman Grabill reported that in ac
cordance with directions from the coun
cil at its last meeting printed circulars
were sent to the residents-, of the town
calling attention to the enormous waste
of water and a. threatened water famine.
Inspectors were also sent to all of the
residences in the park, and as a result a
number of leaks were discovered and or- j
dered repaired. In some instances it
was r<*ported that repairs were being
made while the inspector was making his
inspections. ,
A long report was submitted by the
water committee relative to the exten
sion of the present wat,er main on Syca
more avenue. The council adopted an ,
ordinance that the public safety and com- j
fort require the extension o' the present,
eight-inch terra cotta sewer approximate- !
ly 450 feet, fronting on lots 4. 5. 6, 7. R,
0t 10, 11. 12 and 13 in block 21. and lots
1. 5, 6, 7. 8. 9, 10 and 11 in block 22, at
an estimated cost of $42."?. to be assessed '
p~oportionately to the frontage of lots i
abutting thereon and estimated at $24 per
r?0 feet of frontage. *
Councilman Blodgett submitted a num
ber of samples of bhie and white porce
lain enameled street signs for adoption by
the council.- The street committee was#
directed to report t"he number of signs re
quired for properly equipping the streets
and avenues of the town.
College Alumni Dinner.
The Alumni Association of Union Col-i
lege gave its annual dinner last night at
the Shoreham. B. H. Ripton spoke on
"The Small College in the Educational
World." and other addresses were made
by Representative Ramsdell. Gen. Wil
cox. Norman E. Webster, W. H. Barr, '
Henry Coflf. Representative Davidson.
Representative William S. Bennett and
Officers for the year were elected. They
ar>: President, William M. Lewin; first
vice president. George C. HaZelton: sec
ond vice president. Charles W. Needham;
secretary, D. L. Wood; treasurer, Philip
J. Ryan.
Landfalls on the Coasts.
Arrangements have been made for a
lecture by James Rees Ewing, Ph.D.. this
evening, at the Washington University
College. 202% Columbia road, on the sub
ject "Landfalls on the Pacific and At- !
lantie Coasts of America Before Colum- :
bus." An invitation has been extended to"
the public to attend.
as printer, pilot and prospector. The
humorist and philosopher tells about
himself. How he worked for two
years in Keokuk, Iowa, without getting
a cent of wages ; ,
how he lived in
. "a sufficiently vil
lainous mechan
ics' boarding
house" on Duane
Street, New York;
how he started
for South Ameri
ca and finally
landed in Nevada
with his brother
Orion, who was Secretary of the Terri
tory,?all this and more is related in the
next chapter of the great Autobiography.
Next Sunday's Magazine of
The Sunday Star
At a meeting last evening of the North
past Washington Citizens' Association In
tiie Northeast Temple. President E. H.
Tucker presided. A feature was the con
sideration of a resolution commending the
board of education for its course during
the past-three months. It was modified
after opposition had been expressed ?o
as to merely indorse the appointment af
the new superintendent of schools, and
express a hope that he will be retalned%fh
the position.
W. J. Frizcell. chairman of the commit
tee on steam railways, reported regarding
a visit to the Commissioners In reference
to "the filthy condition and dampness"
! prevalent in the II street viaduct. It was
explained that the desired improvement*
will be made, but when could not be defl
? nitely stated.
W. G. Lang, chairman of the committee
on parks, made a report relating to the
present number of parks in the city, their
acreage and the number in the northeast
section. He remarked that of the twenty
eight parks nineteen are in the northwest
section and two in the northeast, the
acreage being 1.848 and ?. respectively.
Tiie provisions of the park bill now before
Congress were explained and the associa
tion assured of the belief of the speaker
that the northeast section of the city is
about to receive at least a portion of its
share of new parks.
With the report of F. D. Foster, chair
man of tiie school committee, and the in
troduction of the resolution commending
the board of education, a long discussion
was inauguratea, whicn resulted in action
as stated.
Sanitation and Health.
Other business before the reading of a
report of the committee of sanitation and
health was the adoption of a resolution
in reference to the recent death of Lor
ing Chappell. for many years a member
of the association. A large number of
those present spoke of Mr. Chappell's life
and tiie high regard entertained, for him.
A report as to whether the legal require
ments would lie fulfilled by the new Balti
more. Washington and Annapolis railway
in entering this city by way of the Co
lumbia railway lines was read and adopt
ed. The suggestion of the Atiacostia
C.tizens' Association looking to the for
mation of a central citizens' association
was hot approveo. The association in
dorsed tiie proposed widening of Bennlng
Dr. Starr Parsons, the chairman of th~
committer* on sanitation and health, read
a repo-t in reference to tuberculosis leg
slation and the control of persons suffer
ing with the disease. The report was
unanimously adopted, and it was decided
to send a copy to the chairmen of the Dis
trict committees of the- Senate and the
House of Representatives. The report re
ferred particularly to Senate bill No. J8.
Dr. Parsons giving detailed explanation
of its provisions and quoting statistics to
show that deaths of pulmonary consump
tion in the District average about 17 per
cent of the white race and 11 per cent of
th? colored race.
Condition of Mrs. Frank B. Gibb.
Mrs. Frank B. Gibb. who was brought
here last Sunday morning from her home.
Cedar Run Farm, near Calverton. Ya.. to
be treated for a bullet wound through her
body, is still at Providence Hospital. It
was* stated today tiiat the patient was
resting comfortably, although she was nbt
out of danger.
Mrs. Charles Martin, mother of the pa
tient. and Mrs. Foster, a sister of Mrs.
Gibb. returned to their ho:ne at Flushing,
L. I., last night. Mr. Gibb and other
friends will remain here, however, until
the surgeons are able to give them mor?j
definite information as to tthe condition of
the wounded woman.
Smallpox Close? Ohio Academy.
?S;?eoial !Hs|>:<t<-h to The Star. "
ALLIANCE. Ohio. January 14.?Fred
Pim. a student, aged twenty, attending
Damascus Academy^ was stricken Satur?
day with smallpox and Is expected to die.
He attended school Friday, as usual, and
lias thus expos?d the entire class of fifty
young men to the disease. The health
authorities ordered the academy closed,
and it is expected that action will be
taken at once to quarantine all the stu
dents. The academy is tight mil_s from
Alliance and no danger lrom contagion
Is expected here.
Nearing the Alpha Miners.
ELY. New, January 14.?Rescuers on
Alpha shaft readied solid ground this
morning. Rock formation will be reached
in another ten feet, when all danger from
i further cave-in will be over. Foreman
Gallagher expects to release the entombed
m?-n in about two wiek*.
The Washington firate Federation of
La-'-.or unanimously voted to put the Alas
ka-Yukon exposition in Seattle on th?
"unfair" li^t. the committee sent to Sa
att'.e to confer with th? exposition officials
having failed in its mission to bava a
"closed shop" at the exposition. ?

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