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3 :: "WE MOVE ANYTHING." ?Private rooms in the largest and ---best constructed storage ware ?house in the, city, $2 per month ?and up. Separate Locked Rooms, holding two-horse van load, or contents of small flat, $4.00 Per Month. Furniture, Pianos, etc., moved in padded vans. Experi enced handlers. Lowest rates. Estimates furnished. Call, Write or Telephone MAIN 6900 [Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co., 920.922 E Street N.W. Phone M. 6900. Assets, $2*267,031.44, Organized B879. ICooperative Building Association Offers the Best Method for Securing a Home Call or Write for Pamphlet. Office, Equitable Bldg., 1003 F St. N.W * ? % JOHN JOY EDSON, President. ? FRANK P. REESIDE, Secretary. mhlO-w.M.m.tf PROSPERITY OF IRELAND. Theme of Mr. Curtis' Lecture for Benefit of St. Ann's Asylum. A large audience was at tlie National Theater last night to hear William E. Curtis' lecture on Ireland and the musical program which preceded it, the entertain ment being for the benefit of St. Ann's infant Asylum. Mr. Curtis chose for the principal fea ture of his lecture the present prosperity of the Emerald Isle. "Ireland is prosperous today," lie de clared. "In fact, it Is the most flourish ing section of the British empire. In place of the old poverty and Inertia we ??ow find activity, hope and a high faith n the future, and the effects of the spirit now being displayed by Irishmen at home Is sure to result in great progress during the next few years. "Where formerly there were only large landed estates in Ireand we now lind -mall farms owned by vigorous farmers. The country bristles with agricultural ac tivity, and all traces of that benumbing poverty which formerly prevailed among ; lie tenants of the big estates is rapidly vanishing." After describing the larger cities of Ireland and their progress during recent years, Mr. Curtis closed his lecture with a tribute to Killarney, which, he said, furnishes the most beautiful scenery in all Ireland. While it was not as grand as the scenery that is to be found else where in the world, it was rarely beaut? ful, the lakes being lamous the world over. The musical program included two bari tone solos by Don S. Edmunds, soprano olos by Miss Edna James Sheehy, tenor olos by Lucius F. Randolph, jr., con ; i alto solos by Miss Margaret Eiehorn, i>ass solos by Ambrose A. Durkjn and flute and piccolo solos by William S. De I.uca of the Marine Band. The accom panists were Miss Mullaly and Miss Agnes Clarke. Miss Lillian Keocming played a violin obigato to Miss Eichom's solos. The entertainment was in charge of a committee composed of Mrs. Anne Cun ningham, Miss Mary Helen McCarthy and P. J. Keleher. FIVE CHAMOIS FOR ZOO. Animals Presented by Switzerland Arrive at New York. The Zoological Park authorities are in formed that five chamois presented to the United States by the government of Switzerland have arrived at New York on the steamship Pennsylvania. The animals will be taken to the government .quar anUne station at Athenia, N. J., and held there under observation fifteen days. At the end of that time, provided they are given a clean bill of health, it is expected they will be shipped to this city and placed 011 exhlibtion in the Zoo. The chamois were first assigned to the Department of the Interior, with the view of placing them among the animals in the Yellowstone Park, where they would have the benefit of mountains, it is un derstood, however, it has been decided that the climate of the Yellowstone is too severe for the goats, and they will become the property of the Zoological Park here. Methodists in World-Wide Meeting. WHEELING, W. Va., April 26.?World wide Methodism will be represented in Wheeling this week, when the annual meeting of bishops of that denomination will be held. Nineteen bishops from vari our quarters of the globe will attend, be sides prominent Methodist clergymen from several cities of the middle west. The meeUng will open Wednesday and con tinue until next Monday, with three ses sions each day. Gov. William E. Glass cock Is expected to deliver an address. Only $300 Cash Balance $20 Monthly 144 to 162 Adams Street Northwest. (Fint ?ti*ot north of W at. n.w.) 'OME out today and in spect these new, up-to date houses. We shall be there to show you through. Lots aixSo ft.; wide porches; steel construc tion ; hardwood finish; tiled bath; cabinet mantels; no dark rooms. * ISiPOpen every day and evenings until dark. | 1314 F STREET NORTHWEST Preparing to Utilize the School Playgrounds. ONLY $3,000 NOW NEEDED Each Pupil Undertakes to Contribute a Penny. WHAT SUCCESS OF FUND MEANS With Equipment and Supervision Provided, Children Will Be Kept Off Streets. When the hot weather comes what is going to happen to the school play grounds? Will they be left idle, while an array .'of youngsters; not fortunate enough to get away to that delectable region described as "the country," play about the streets?. Dr will they be used for what they were intended?a place where children can play and have a com petent teacher watch over them to see that they do not make tjieir games too strenuous? The answer lies right now, to a great extent, with the parents of every one of the more than 56.000 school children In the District of Columbia. Every child has taken home a Httle envelope bearing the words: "Voluntary Contributions for School Playgrounds by Public School Pupils of the District of Columbia," and has probably asked for a penny or more, and when questioned as to what the teacher intended to do with it. has prob ably replied: "Give it to the playgrounds," and let it go at that. Now the real story of what the contri butions will go for starts away back In one of the committee rooms at the Capi tol, where the District asked for $8,400 for the school playgrounds and got $1,650 for the equipment and supervision of eighteen playgrounds already in operation and six that would be added. These, mind, are school playgrounds, not the municipal playgrounds. When the boanl of education found itself- with only $1,050 and twenty-four playgrounds there was a dark cloud on the horizon which seemed to hide all hope of carrying into effect all the plans that* had been worked up for the benefit of the boys and girls. Then two months ago there came a change in the method of supervis ing the grounds, and now the schools have their own playgrounds entirely under their own charge, so the board has au thorized the asking of this contribution. What Success Will Mean. The teachers for the most part call it a "penny" contribution. A penny contri bution. in fact, will raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $575. But it is not the parent who can give only a penny whom the schools want to reach through this little envelope, it Is the parent who is going to put his child on a Pullman car and send him or her off to a pretty cottage by the sea. or to a bungalow up in the mountains, where every night they will have to have a log fire. While those children are having the joys of a wood nymph, down here in the city there will be the other children who, if this contri bution is a failure, will be deprived of the benefit of this playground plan and will be running wild, perhaps, every day shaping some of them toward the out lines of an undesirable citizen. A playground does have a good effect on children, if the reports of the In structors are correct. The boys get their first idea of what obedience to law means through taking part in games in which there are rules. Should ha violate a rule once too often he is ostracized under the teacher's eye, and. for aught any one knows, is persecuted after the manner of bovs while the teacher is not looking. And that the children like the play grounds. it Is told of one boy who was promoted and transferred from a school blessed with a playground and a play ground teacher, he tried to smuggle him self back into his old school on the plea that he had been reduced or had failed? and Just to gfet back to the playground where he had had such a good time. Popularity of Playgrounds. As probably every parent knows, the playgrounds are now in operation a few minutes a day, and the teachers of the schools watch over the children to see that they keep within the rules. They have learned an almost endless number of games, many of them needing little or no equipment, and many of them having no limit to the number of children who can be included. The children like to play, and would probably come back after school and play all the afternoon, say the teachers. Next summer, by vary ing the morning and afternoon hours, it Is thought that for two months a vaca tion could be built up for the stay-at homes that would last In the memories and show in their bodies for a lifetime. And It would take only $3,000. If there is no pot of gold at the end of the rain bow which the school playground people are following, then perhaps the folks who believe children ought to be locked up until they grow beards or wear long dresses will be happy, but certainly the children will not. The people who ob ject to playgrounds because the children make too much noise ought to be told what Miss Stoneroad, at the head of this school playground problem, has to say about it. Well directed play is not pro ductive of wild shriekings and yelllngs. Come to think of it, when boys are striv ing in a tense, hard-fought game, they do not yell. But Money is Needed. But to keep these playgrounds going costs money?only $3,000 for the summer but teachers cost money, and so does the most modest equipment. "Get the chil dren a basket ball, just a basket ball, and they will have lots of fun," suggest ed somebody not long ago when the fact that there was hardly enough money to buy beans for bean bags was apparent. It looked simple, but enough basket balls for all the children woud cost as much money as some of the smaller automobiles that whisk through the streets. A bas ket ball or a bean bag is considered by the experts actually a better thing for the children than the much more expen sive swings. Some ingenious teachers have devised real athletic contests In which those ob jects are used, and the gamds require skill, strength, speed and judgment; and the child that has not all those qualifi cations strives and strives until he gets some or all of them. There is a game in which any number of boys can play in which two bean bags are used, which is Just as much exercise as a relay race, and much better for the boy than chas ing up an alley after having fired a stone through a drug store window, which may happen at any mlaute when "the gang" is on the street. The Ideal Equipment. The ideal equipment under the circum stances comprises, according to Miss Stoneroad, a sand box or pile, swings, seesaw, a chute, a tether pole, croquet, quoits and an iron ring through which a basket ball can be thrown. With this out tit a good teacher can keep a tremendous number of children Interested, and can give them the time of their lives. As has been suggested there would be a dlfflerent plan for the morning and afternoon hours, and probably some sort of industrial work would occupy the morning. Story telling is going to be a great fea ture of the playgrounds, and it is a fea ture which the noise haters might appre ciate. The teacher tells cr reads a ' bally" good story that holds the atteniion right straight through, and when she picks the right tale she generally has an cpen-eared audience that would make a professional reader jealous. And the girls may be taught handiwork, such as simrle em broidering or more useful sewing, and can be helped with what they already know. There is a solendld chance for a great many happy hours this summer?if only that $3,000 can be raised. ? JOIN THE K. C. L K ANN'S CIRCULATING LIBRARY ?and bare tho latest books to read at le a day. Membership only $1.00: and If you ever dealre to drop out the book you have becomes your property. W01B 1 The wonderful novelty SUCTION WASHING MACHINE Does away entirely with? Tho rubbing of clothe*. The boiling of clothe*. Wear anil tear ou clothes. See demonstration. Third Floor. Two such unusually Interesting offerings as these should focus the attention of tomorrow s buyers upon the Wash Goods Department. "Ruff weave" washable .? sMk pongee, 39c yard This is the first special and mighty well worth your consideration to morrow. Goods made to sell at 59? yard. Plain dyed and cross dyed effects. We bought the material in the gray and had it dyed to our order in the following shades: Old rose, Copenhagen, wistaria, mulberry, catawba, jasper and reseda By this means we are enabled to sell' a regular 50c Silk-warp Washable Pongee at the remarkable price of 39c a yard. Wash Goods Dept. 118c Samson make a yard, 115c This we have in seventy-five different patterns. It is one of the most durable materials and the least affected by laundering of any known. The colors are ab olutely fast. Women will l^e delighted with this for dresses, suits and separate skirt*, also for athletic costumes. For children's rompers, dresses and little coats for summer use there !? nothing better made. For men's office coats and vests it Is equally desirable. It always looks well and never wears out. First Floor?Wash Goods. I Here's what Is new in MEtrimmed straws - and feathery trimmiiij Good card ENGRAVING These are the latest creations in Untrimmed Straws. We are the first to get them in Washington. If you have a "flower" hat, you must also have one trimmed in feathery ornaments. Choose from these tomorrow: BLACK AND WHITE HAIR HATS, in large picture shapes, medium size shapes and the small turban effects; new side roll effects, and only BURNT STJRAW CHIPS, in the latest shapes, for. BLACK CHIP STRAWS, in the new roll side effects, for. $3.95 $1.95 ?$1.50 Our engraving is done by workmen, and styles and manship are guaranteed to latest and best. Here are ti cial card engraving offers terest you tomorrow. SO CARDS AND PLATE. script type; name only 50 CARDS PRINTED from your own plate....... skilled work be the iro spe to in 65c 23c NEW FEATHER TRIMMINGS are wings and "whip head" effects. We've just received a sample line, one or two of a kind, in black, white, bronze, parrot green, royal blue and apricot colorings, also Nacrae effects, to sell at a third less than real worth. Sal prices - - 9?c $11.50 $11.95 $2.125 ?3,95 Worth - - - $2 $2.95 $3.50 $4,95 $6. Engraving wedding invitations and announcements The correct engraving is a mat ter of authority in regard to the arrangement as well as of skill. Do ing this class of work for people whose taste sets the standard has given our work the stamp of qual ity. Our'prices are low. Consult us when you are "ready for engrav ing of this sort. X CIAL Don't delay $1.35 satin-faced 26-inch rough shantung silks, a yd. . . $1.00 all-silk 27-inch semi-rough pongee, a yd. . . . 50c pure white 36-inch washable habutai, a yd. .... 75c dot and figured satin-finished foulards, a yd... 24-inch old-fashioned 1 A (Q/p twilled foulard silks, a yd. ... J 24-inch all-silk smooth-finished pongees, a yd., First Floor?SU^ Depsi4beat. The Ladies' Home Journal May issue A girls' number A charming illustration by Harrison Fisher of a lovely young girl makes an attractive cover design. This issue is filled with interesting little notes about a girl's wardrobe and fashion talks. There are pretty illustrations of shirt waists for girls; new fancies in embroidered belts, embroidered dresses and fancy work ideas. For any of the styles shown in the Ladies' Home Journal we have the patterns at our pattern department. Patterns are 10c and 15c ?DOB BLACK, WHITE & COLORED That must appeal to economical shoppers The season for the separate skirt the prettiest. A traveling wrap, too, no better fabrics for such purpose QUIRE SOME DRESS GOODS, and for buying Tuesday: CREAM BRILLIANTINES, 44 in. wide; closely woven and with a good luster. Would be considered a bargain at 5i)c a yd. Tomorrow for... ' CREAM SICILIAN, 50 in. wide; a fabric that washes and . ^ retains its luster. Worth 4IO/7 89c a yd., for CREAM PANAMA, 44 . ^ in. wide, strictly ail wool, /jlvu)/7 Worth 69c a yd., for ^ CREAM MOHAIR SICILIAN 56 in. wide; beautiful luster and a well known 89c eda quality. Special tomor row, a yd 4/7 ^ CREAM SERGE, 44 in. wide, guaranteed all wool. A ? _ 7<kr quality. Special to morrow, a yd uv CREAM SERGE, 44 in. wide, very close weave; sells ? everywhere at $1.00 a yd. Special at " LUPIN'S FAMOUS $1.25 SERGE, in ivory and cream, ^ ^ will be sold here to- 11 nDO morrow at, a yd v CREAM PANAMA, 45 iif. wide, warranted all wool; extra close weave and an excellent quality for separate skirts. ^ ? Worth $1.50 a yd. ^ 1] flM]) Special at V * ? W has arrived. These fabrics will make is probably required, and we know of than these. WE KNOW TOTT MUST RE you'll tlnd in the prices below reason MOHAIR AND BATISTES, all wool, in plain and s'oadow stripes, light and dark colorings. Worth 50c to 69c a yard. Special at ^ v MOHAIRS, in shadow stripes, mixed and hair-line effects, shadow striped herringbone and diagonal suitings; all the wanted shades. Worth 59c a yard. Special at w MOHAIRS, In black and navy, 50 In, wide; Shadow-striped Suit ings, 38 in. wide; all wool, in all the new shades. Worth 69c * ^ and 79o a yd. Choice to morrow at, a yard " ^ GRAY SUITINGS, 50 in. wide. In stripes, checks and *%jrv plaids. Special to- ?jyC morrow, a yard v LUPIN'S SUITINGS an- Voiles, in gray, tan and blue, in Slaids and checks. Worth gUr LOO a yard. Special v HAIR-LINE MOHAIRS, 56 in. wide, in black, navg and brown; high, lustrous finish, and adapted especially for the making of sepa rate skirts or long trav ellng coats. Worth $1.25 a oy/' yard. Special tomorrow at..v ** First Floor?Dress Goods Annex. Let us have.your furs before the moths get after them! We have unsurpassed dry cold storage facilities, which keep your furs protected from moths. We also insure them again=t loss by fire, theft or any cause whatever. We use no camphor. Ours is the dry cold storage that preserves the life of furs. The storage charges are nominal and are not due until you are ready to wear your furs next fall or winter. Phone, or send word, and we'll call for your furs, and DO IT NOW. MERCERIZED PERSIAN LAWN, 40 inches wide and a real 29c yard qual- p ? Ity. Special while this lot | 5>r lasts, a yard LINEN-FINISH PERCALE, 36 inches wide and a quality that never sells for less * 4 than 19c a yd. Here to- J[ ? C morrow at SHEER STRIPED LAWN, three styles of 15c quality Q"! / _ on sale tomorrow at, a C * yard /u HIGHLY MERCERIZED IM PORTED BATISTE, 47 inches wide, and a regular 50c quality. Special tomor row, a yard ** ^ SILK-FINISH ENGLISH NAIN SOOK, 12-yard pieces <1 A f\ of 86-inch width. |l _4J-viD Worth (1.75. Special...^ v STRIPED SHIRTING MADRAS, 32 inches wide; lim ited quantity to sell at. a yard ur iU/T Uii ?%c LL WAIT SHEER INDIA LINON, 40 inches wide, and worth 12**0 a yard. Special at SUN - BLEACHED LONGCLOTH, 12-yd. pieces and -38 inches wide. Worth $2.25 a piece. For FINE PARIS POPLIN ING, well worth 20c a yard. Tomorrow for ENGLISH $1.50 JN SUIT !2^c ALL - LINEN CAM BRIC, 45 inches wide and sold regularly at 75c a yd. Special at 55c LINENE SUITING, 36 in. wide and especially adapted for making suits and nurses' 15c yard. For First Floor?S. Kaon, Sons & Co. * ?? V X \ \ 5: ' uniforms. Worth 11 Y ird. For A WC t t % **************^?******* ***???*???*???????***?******?********?*?**?****?*********?? ***** TELLER'S WOUND NOT SERIOUS BANK OFFICIALS ISSUSE STATE MENT ABOUT SHOOTING. Satisfied That Stevens Was Shot by Negro Who Intended to Commit Robbery. P. Bernard Stevens, payipg teller at the United States Saving Bank, who was shot In the arm Saturday night shortly before 10 o'clock, he alleges, by an unidentified colored man, is still under treatment at the Emergency Hospital. His wound is painful, but not necessarily dangerous. The patient has not yet recovered from !the nervous shock he experienced, but the physicians think he will be able to leave the hospital in a few days. James S. Karrlck, president of the bank; James M. Baker, and Justice Dan iel Tliew Wright, first and second vice presidents, respectively, of the Institu tion, made a careful investigation of the shooting yesterday, and reached the con clusion that the young man was shot by a negro under the circumstances as he described them. Following their investi gation, they gave out a statement of the shooting as follows: "In view of the attempt to clothe with an atmosphere of sensational mystery the encounter between Teller F. B. Stevens of the United States Savings Bank with a colored assailant about 10 o'clock Sat urday night as the bank was being closed, and in which Mr. Stevens sustained a gunshot wound in the arm while scuffling with his aisaUant, the undersigned offi cers of the bank state for authoritative publication that any purpose of robbery upon the part of the assailant was com pletely thwarted and defeated by the prompt action of Mr. Stevens and the as sistant teller, who, in spite of the confu sion which attends such an occurrence, immediately closed the iron gratings pro tecting the teller's cages, as well as the doors of the bank, and the count of the cash and securities, which has been com pleted, shows both cash and securities intaot In the vaults of the bank." Detective Burlingame visited the wound ed man at the Emergency Hospital yes- ] terda^ and heard his version of the shooting, his statement being a repetition of what he stated Saturday night. Mr. Baker, first vice president of the bank, told a Star reporter this morning that the accounts of the institution were all right, and the three officials knew of no reason why the stories told by the two young men do not give an accurate ac count of what happened. The bank of ficials were told of the strange colored man loitering about the bank Saturday afternoon, and of Stevens having sent Joseph Walker, the colored janitor, out about 6:20 o'clock to see If he were still there. Stevens' account is that the colored man entered, walked through the hall and was found by him when he went back with the pistol to make an investigation. The teller told the detectives that the col ored man grabbed him, and that the weapon was exploded while it was still in hlB (Stevens') hand. Bank officia's are satisfied that the negro went to tne upper floor of the building, pass?d out through an open window to the roof, and reached the ground by means of a scaf folding. Joseph Walker, the colored janitor, to!d the officials of the teller having sent liim out of the bank to see if the colored man was ytill there. The shooting oc curred about ten minutes before closing time, and caused considerable excite ment in the vicinity of 14th and U streets. A colored man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of being the one who did the shooting, but was released. Inspector Boardman and Detectives Weedon, Burlingame and O'Brien visited the bank* yesterday and today, and made a thorough examination of the premises, Detective Burlingame going over the ground It is claimed tne colored man probably went over in escaping from the building. The police inspector said this afternoon that no clue to the identity of the negro had been obtained. Alexander C. Drawbaugh. seventv-six years old, of Elkton, Va., who has been spendinK his winters with his son, E. C. Drawbaugh Cumberland. Md... died at the home of hi* son. POLICE MAKE GAMBLING RAID FOUR CASES IN COURT THIS MORNING. Two Defendants Forfeit Collateral, One Is Convicted and One Case Is Continued. Four cases of permitting gambling, the result of police vigilunce throughout the different sections of the city yesterday morning and Saturday" night, were in the Police Court today. Two of the defend ants forfeited $25 collateral each, one went to jail for four months and the fourth was given a continuance until Thursday morning. Percy Ellis, the convicted defendant, was arrested early yesterday morning at ti'fcl K street southeast, during a raid made on the house by Policemen Moran and Coombs* of the liftli precinct. The police had the place under surveillance for some time because of complaints liled with tlie precinct commander. Ellis and live associates were found absorbed In a crap game. All sorts of excitement followed the appearance of the police and Charley Scott, one of the players, inci dentally punched Policeman Coombs for his interference. The entire party was taken to the station house, where. Ellis and Scott an ere locked up and the oth ers permitted to go as witnesses4 for the government. Scott failed to appear for trial today upon a charge of assaulting Coombs and forfeited $15 collateral. Harvey Slianer and Samuel S. King, the defendants who forfeited their security, were arrested by raiding parties from the 10th and 7th precincts at 907 Columbia road and 20th street and the water front respectively. Both men are alleged to have been responsible for poker games. Sorgt. Carlson and Policemen Green, Wuldrwu and Uaskins arrested the lirst defendant and Policemen Canady and Peterson were the officers in the King case. Samuel M. Gray, the last defendant, will be tried the latter part of the week, as a result of a continuance granted at the instance of counsel. He was trailed by Sergt. Catts and Detective Kliendinst with a party of poker players, so it was stated, from a gambling rendezvous along the upper part of Pennsylvania avenue to one of the lower avenue hotels late Saturday night, where the defendant was arrested. Gray is under $200 collateral. RACE CLASH IN GOTHAM. Sons of Ireland and Italy Fight Forty-Five Minutes. NEW YORK, April 26.?Fifty or more Irishman and Italians came together tn a race riot at 10th avenue and 32d street last night, and order was not restored until an Italian saloon and an Italian grocery store had been wrecked, thirty combatants clubbed by the police and eighteen arrests made. The fighting last ed forty-five minutes. The trouble is said to have started In the grocery store over an argument be tween two Irishmen and three Italians From a wordy quarrel the affair Krew into a list fight, and the commotion brousjh a dozen Ita'ians to their country men's assistance. The two Irishmen re treated into the street, where they were reinforced by a score of their countrymen from adjacent tenements, and the riot followed. Fatal Shooting in Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. April 2ti?News has just reached Birmingham of the fatal shooting of a liveryman named Johnson at Sayre by Oscar Linn, who ha? on a number of occasions been in the courts of the county. Linn was arrested by a dep uty, but later escaped. The South Cumberland (Md ) Gun Club has been organized with twenty-four members. The officers are: A. K. More land. president; Robert Steelman, treas urer; E. W. O. Kauffman, secretary, and W. C. Hubbs. field captain. The club will build a traphouse and will have a shoot about the middle of May.