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LOCAL MENTION. AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. Chase's?Polite vaudeville, 8:15 p.m. New Academy?"Wanted by the Police," 6:15 p.m. New Lyceum?"The New Century Girls," 8:15 p.m. Gayety?The Dainty Duchess Company, 8:15 p.m. Luna Park?A fairyland of amusements, With superb vaudeville show. Chevy Chase Lake?Marine Band con certs, followed by dancing Glen Echo Park?Free dancing, moving pictures and new features. EXCURSIONS TOMORROW. Norfolk and Washington steamers for fort Monroe. Norfolk. Newport News and all points south every evening in the year. Chesapeake Beach now open. Only de lightful salt water resort near Washing ton. See schedule. Steamer St. Johns, to Colonial Beach, leaves 7th street wharf at 0 a m. Congress Hall Hotel Special. Table d'hote lunch. 12:30 to 2, 50c: din ner. rt to 8. 75c. Private dining rooms for small parties open till midnight. Try one of our special planked steaks. Miss Cora B. Shreve, the Well known and popular teacher of juvenile performers, lia^ been sojourning in New York city for several weeks, undergoing a thorough and complete study of all the latest foreign and domestic dances and stage effects. While there she has met many of the leading theatrical artists and managers, and she states that upon the opening of her class this fall she will in troduce entirely new dances, ideas and extravaganza stage effects in terpsicho rean productions. Milk Bread Is Wholesome. It is made in the real home way of the best ingredients and is delivered fresh and clean from oven to table. 5c loaf. Delicious Homemade Pies, 20c. Holmes' Bakery. 1st & E sts. Phones Linen. 1440-1441. Musical Program?Union Station Restaurant Table d'Hote Dinner. Sunday, September 5. 5:;^0 to 8:30 p.m., $1.00. 1. March, "Waldmere" Losey 2. Overture. "Morning, Noon and Night." Suppe 3. Valse lente, "O Silver Moon" de Koven 4 Serenata Mozkowskl 5. Intermezzo. "Amina" Lincke 6. Selection, "The Beggar Student" Milloecker 7. Song, "The Prince of Borneo" de Koven 8. Waltz. "Marsovla" Blanke 0. Grand International fantasia. ..Tobanl 10. Intermezzo. "Fresh Flowers". .Lincke 11. Selection. "Ragged Robin" Olcott 12. Slavonic dance No. 8 Dvorak (By special request). 13. Waltz. "My Dreams'' Waldteufel 14. March, "The Imperial" Anthony Caverly's Plumbing, 1331 G n w. Bargain Oas Ranges. Lot Estate guaranteed $4.00 below price, Ruud and Superior Water Heaters. 1204 G. C. A. Muddlman & Co. 616 12th. The Great Bear Is an Ideal Table Mrater. Office, 326 R n.e. Phone N. 4372. Altamont Spring Water. **Of exceptional purity."?Dr. McDon nell. state chemist, Md. Notice to Mail Subscribers. Out-of-town subscribers to The Star, in ordering the address changed or the paper continued or stopped by mail and delivered in the city, to Insure against mistake, should return the label and a portion of the wrapper with instructions written there on. Vo further letter is neces wy ? *'? ? -S CITY AND DISTRICT. Can Serve Only Two Terms. That the president of the Washington Baengerbund Society can serve only two terras in succession was decided upon last night at a meeting of the board of di rectors. The annual election will take place tomorrow. John Waldman, presi dent of the society, has declined to serve another term, but despite this a number of his friends have been busily engaged in soliciting votes In his behalf. The other candidate in the field for the presi dency is Albert Lepper, who Is an active member and a prominent singer in the organization. Mr. Waldman has been an active worker for the society of which he has been a member for over thirty years. 13th and H N.E., Star Branch. If you are not coming down town to morrow leave your advertisement for The Star at Mooradian's Pharmacy, 13th and H streets northeast, and It will be sent to The Star office without additional cost. Wanted Help and Rooms for Rent adver tisements only 1 cent per word each 'in sertion. Funeral of James J. Mahoney. The remains of James J. Mahoney were Interred at Mount Olivet cemetery this morning fellowing requiem mass at St. Aloyslue Church. His widow, Mrs. Mary Mahoney. survives him. The body was viewed by friends in Costello's parlors prior to the service at the churoh. J. W. Kidwell Dead. J. W. Kidwell of Ballston, Va? died at his home last evening of acute indigestion, followed by paralysis. He was taken 111 last 8unday while on a trip to Great yalls. He is survived by his widow and three children. During the last eighteen months Mr. Kidwell was employed as chief engineer of the Union Trust Com pany of this city. Brought First Load of Oysters. The bugeye Hallie K., which arrived here Wednesday morning with the first cargo of oysters aboard, is at the Poto mac oyster beds gathering another cargo from the tongers, and it is expected that she will bring the second cargo of the season to this port in the middle of the coming week. Personals of Rivermen. Capt. A. J. Posey, who was on duty aboard the steamer Wakefield as master, has been relieved by the return of Capt. Reed, aaid has returned to duty as pilot of the steamer Capital City. Pilot Philander George has been transferred from the Capital City to the Wakefield. Capt. Frank Taylor is temporarily In command of the tug M. Mitchell Davis, In service on Chesapeake bay, while Capt. Ollle Crowder is detained at his home in this city by the illness of his wife. Capt. James Marmaduke Is In command ?f the tug James O. Carter of this city, which is temporarily In service with the dredge Mackenzie, at Norfolk, Va. Funeral of St. George R. Raby. Funeral services were held at 3311 Mount Pleasant street this afternoon over the remains of St. George R. Raby, a clerk of nearly forty years' service In the adjutant general's office, War De partment. who died Thursday night. In terment was made in Glenwood ceme tery. Mr. Raby was born In Albany, N. T., and served as a volunteer In the Union Army dnrlng the civil war. He came to this city In 1873 to accept a P^ltton In the War Department and made It his home. He was a member of the G- A. R. and other patriotic organi sations. Besides his wife, Mr. Raby leaves a eon. George R. Raby of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Myra Haywood of East Orange, N. J. ATTEND BOSTON CONVENTION DELEGATES TO CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S UNION. Representative of Washington Or ganizations to Take Part in Meet ing to Begin Monday. \ Delegates from the Carroll Institute, the Aloysius Club and the Immaculate Social Club will attend the thirty-fifth annual convention of the Catholic Young Men's National Union in Boston, Mass., Monday and Tuesday next, September tt-7. Rev. James D. Marr and A. C. Wholi han of the Immaculate Social Club, Gen. George C. Reid and G. Conrad Reld of the Carroll Institute and R. M. Powers of the Aloysius Club are now in the New England states and will meet the other delegates in Boston Monday morning. James A. O'Shea of the Carroll Institute is now at Atlantic City and will also meet the other delegates in Boston Monday. James M. Dunn and Edwin P. Goodwin of the Immaculate Social Club started for Boston yesterday. They met a boating party which saHed from Philadelphia, at 5 o'clock last evening and will arrive in Boston Sunday morning. J. Wise Byrnes and William F. Colum bus of the Aloysius Club left Washington this morning and met a party which sails from New York this afternoon on the Metropolitan line, and will reach Boston tomorrow morning. The remaining delegates from this city, including William Henry Dennis, Joseph D. Sullivan, John T. Crowley, James B. Horrlgan, William H. Roberts and W. C. Sullivan, will leave Washington on the Federal express this evening for Phila delphia, where they will join the special section of that train, which will be put on for the Wilmington, Philadelphia and Trenton delegations. The convention will open Monday morn ing with solemn pontifical high mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, cele brated by Most Rev. William H. O'Con nell, D.D., Archbishop of Boston, who will also deliver a sermon to the dele gates. The business sessions will all be held at the Hotel Brunswick, Boyleston street, Copley Square. On Monday even ing a grand rally will be held at the hotel, whfth will be attended by delegates and representatives of the various Boston clubs. At this rally plans will be formed for extension of the work of the union throughout the New England states and into Maine and Canada. After the close of the convention Tuesday the Catholic Union of Boston will tender a reception and dance to the visitors. It Is expected that the Washington dele gates -will take an unusually important part in the convention proceedings. Not only will they make an effort to bring the next convention to this city, but two of the delegates. William Henry Dennis and Joseph D. Sullivan, will present plans for a widening of the scope of activity of the union. Their plans relate to the estab lishment of home-placing bureaus for orphan children and Catholic Sunday school associations in the various cities. They have made a careful study of these subjects, and their contentions will doubt less receive very serious consideration. For a Labor Day Outing Go to Chevy Chase Lake. Everything conven ient. Dancing and Marine Band concert. ?Advt. LANDS NEAR BALTIMORE. Signal Corps Balloon Makes Success ful Zlight From This City. After a Journey of three and one-half hours in skyland the Signal Corps bal loon which ascended yesterday forenoon from this city landed about 2 o'clock In the afternoon on the farm of Abraham Rider, about two miles south of Balti more. Lieut. Frank P. Lahm of the aero nautical division of the Signal Corp3 navigated the balloon. The wind conditions were, good, and as the gas bag floated over Laurel, Annapo lis Junction, Jessups Cut, Dorseys Sta tion, Glenburnie and other places it was viewed with Interest by hundreds. The balloon, which is one of the small est in the Signal Corps outfit, was inflated with about 20,000 cubic feet of gas. In Addition to Banking Methods which insure absolute soundness, the banking dept. of Union Trust Co., 15th & H sts., offers you interest as well. In terest on all accounts, subject to check. ?Advt. FIRST TRIP TO POTOMAC. Ram Schooner Joseph Cooper Un loading at Alexandria. The ram schooner Joseph Cooper, which Is lying at Alexandria unloading a cargo of fertilizer from Norfolk, is making her first visit to the Potomac, although she has been in service on Chesapeake bay for about three years. The vessel is one of the few ram schooners, which are three-masted vessel without topmasts, that carry a topmast on the foremast and a jibboom, this being done to allow her to carry additional headsails for use when sha makes trips on the coast, as she often does. The one topmast of the Cooper gave rise to the report from steamboat men that a vessel was on its way up the river with two of her topmasts blown out in the big gale of Sunday last. The Cooper Is an able vessel and was built at Sharptown, Md., in 1905. She is a vessel of 315 gross tons and is 150 feet long. The ram schooner Hayward is said to be the only other vessel in service on Chesapeake bay carrying a foretopmast only. The Ideal Outing for Parties of four is a park ride in a TTCO taxicab. Special rate, $3 hour. Phone N. 1212.? Advt. Nine to Enter College. Nine students of the Friends' School will enter college this fall, four on ex amination and five on certificate. Those entering on examination are Ale.-tander M. Craig and Lawrence A. Baker, who will go to Princeton; Dan Chung, Har vard. and Lester B. Piatt. Sheffield. On the school certificate, Cornelia Walker will enter Swarthmore, William S. Brown and Charles S. Thorn, Rensse laer Polytechnic; William Wallace Nairn, George Washington, and Dexter North. Hamilton. Besides these preliminary examina tions were passeid by David Brewer Karrick and Wilford Lawson Spencer, for Yale, and by Theodore J. Moore, for Princeton. $6.00 Week-End Excursions to seaside resorts via Baltimore & Ohio R. R. every Friday and Saturday. Consult agents.?Advt. Pensylvania Avenue Residence Sold. Willlge, Gibbs & Daniel, real estate brokers, have sold for Clarence B. Hlght the new two-story colonial brick resi dence No. 1503 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, adjoining the eastern terminal of the Capital Traction Company. The house has six rooms and tiled bath, and is heated b5' furnace. It has an attract ive front of Flemish bond brick, with massive colonial porch. It occupies a lot eighteen feet front by an Irregular depth averaging ninety-seven feet to a rear alley. It is understood that $.'1,950 was paid for the property, which will be occupied by Mrs. Louisa J. Norrls, the purchaser, as her residence. $1.25 to Baltimore and Return Saturdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania railroad Tickets good returning until Sunday night. All regular trains except the "Congressional Limited."?Advt. Cargoes of Canned Tomatoes. Vessels are now arriving here with this season's output of canned tomatoes from the factories along the lower Potomac. Within the past week four vessels with several thousand cases of the fruit aboard have arrived here from Kinsale. GIRLS WIN FIELD DAY 6AMES DEFEAT BOYS ON VIRGINIA AVENUE PLAYGROUNDS. Volley Ball Contest the One Event in Which the Boys Had the Advantage. At the field day exercises yesterday on the Virginia avenue playgrounds, held under the direction of Miss Mabel Town er and Miss Elizabeth Garnet the girls defeated the boys. Over 500 persons attended the games. Many of the girls who competed were be tween twelve and fourteen years of age and none of the boys was over eleven. One of the games in which the boys led was the volley ball contest, which they won two out of the three games played. The three-legged race was won by Charley Beall and Norris Grace. Marian Grace and Ruth Fletcher ran second, and Carter Cook and Joseph Harbin third. The base ball game was won by the girls by the score of 12 to 10. Girls who made up the winning base ball team were Rina Hinwood, pitcher: Mary Grace, first base; Anna Braum best, second base; Ruth Fletcher, third base; Leona Brown and Eva Harbin, shortstops; Ruth Cannert, right field, and Marion Browning, left field. Mrs. Forbill umpired the tether ball game, and Ed ward Ball, the base ball game. The relay race with four on a team was won by the girls, as was the relay race with ten on each side. On the relay team of ten were Ruth Cannert, Ruth Fletcher, Ella Downs, Leona Brown, Mary Grace, Eva Harbin, Emma Straitz, Anna Braum "best, Lula Hager and Rina Hinwood. In the tether ball contest the girls de feated the boys by the score of 8 to 1. The croquet team of girls was also vic torious. In the chinning the bar contest little Miss Marie Harmer distinguished herself by "chinning" seventeen times. Charley Beall came second with thirteen, and George Boyd third with nine. The boys on the volley ball team were Julian Segar, Carter Crook, Joseph Hard ing, Charles Beall. James Boyd, Wilmer Downs, George Boyd. The girls on the tether ball team were Ella Downs, Ruth Fletcher, Mary Grace, Eva Harbin, Cora Harmer, Pearl Ketherson, Marian Brown ing and Ruth Cannert. Those on the winning croquet team were Ruth Fletcher, Ella Downs, Mary Grace and Leona Brown. The girls in the relay race for a team of four were Rina Har wood, Marion Grace, Ella Downs and Leona Brown. i $48.25 to California Via Washington Sunset Route September 14 to October 14. Tourist car without change. Berth, $8.50. A. J. Poston, G. A., 905 F st, 706 15th st.?Advt. EXCURSIONS. Of all -the thousands of Washlngtonians who will spend Labor day out of town it is doubtful If any will secure more gen uine pleasure and restful recreation than those taking advantage of the special Labor day excursion to Old Point Com fort, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Ocean View which has been arranged by the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Com pany. The schedule of this trip permits of quite an outing at these famous resorts, where every enjoyment associated with salt water may be indulged under ideal conditions. In view of the great demand for ac commodations, two of the company's fast and handsomely equipped steamers have been pressed into service and will leave their wharves at 6:45 Saturday evening, reaching Old Point Comfort at an early hour the following morning, and return ing to Washington Tuesday morning. Special round-trip tickets for the excur sion, as well as tickets including accom modations at Hotel Chamberlin, are avail able. Excursionists desirous of extending their trip to northern points can do so very advantageously, as this company's steamers make connections at Norfolk with the boats of the Merchants and Miners' and Old Dominion companies for Boston, Providence and New York city. For tickets, stateroom reservations and more detailed Information, apply at city ticket office, 720 14th street, Bond build ing. The last trip made this season by the big steamer St. Johns to Colonial Beach will be Tuesday next, the steamer leav ing here this afternoon at 6 o'clock and tomorrow morning at 0 a.m. and at the same hour Monday (Labor day) and Tuesday. On the return trip the steamer leaves Colonial Beach at 6 p.m. each day and is home about 10:30 p.m. Those who wish to spend two days at the beach without any loss of time from business can leave here this afternoon or tomor row morning, remain Sunday and Mon day, and. returning Monday afternoon, reach home long before midnight. The bathing, crabbing and fishing at Colonial Beach were never better than they are now, and a most delightful outing can be had there. The Beauties of the Suburbs are best viewed from a TTCO taxicab. Hire one. Rates $3 hour. Phone N 1212. ?Advt. Lodge to Have New Constitution. Members of the executive committee of the Washington Lodge, B. P. O. E? met last night at the home of the order, 921 H street northwest, to draw up a suitable constitution for the local lodge. The committee is composed of Fred J. Mersheimer, chairman; F. N. White head, F. B. Clarkson, C. E. Bright. P. W. Becker, P. J. Bresnahan. J. I. Pey ser, B. T. Sauter and James L. Ward. Plans were discussed for the selection of delegates to the next annual conven tion of the Elks, which will be held in Detroit, Mich., July 7 to 12, 1910. More than 300 uniformed delegates will attend, and a special train will be chartered to carry them, with members of their fam ilies, to Detroit. Baltimore and Return, $1.25, Baltimore and Ohio R. R. Every Saturday and Sunday. All trains both ways botli days except Royal Lim ited. City offices, 1417 G st. and 619 Pa. ave.?Advt. Will of Emelie Cook. Margaret and Bmelle Bishop, nieces, are to receive the house at 1009 North Capitol street, under the terms of the will of Emelie Cook, filed for probate yesterday. Mrs. Margaret A. Cook, the mother, and two nephews, Howard and Adolph Bishop, are to receive all money in bank and the life Insurance. Four hundred dollars iB given the pastor of St. Aloysius Church for masses for the tes tator and her mother. Popular Excursion, Sunday, Septem ber 5, Baltimore and Ohio R. R. $1.00 round trip to Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg, $1.35 to Berkeley Springs, and $2.00 to Cumberland. Special train leaves Union station at 8:15 am., re turning same day.?Advt. Aged Woman Falls From Car. Mrs. Ella Pearson, sixty-eight years old, of 55 Seaton street, was treated at the Emergency Hospital last night for injuries to her face and arm sustained when she fell while alighting from a street car at 5th and K streets. Cheap Round Trip to California and Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc exposition, via Washington-Sunset route. Stop-overs. Highest-class service. Berth, $8.50. A. J. Poston, Gen. Agt., 905 F St., 705 15th St. ?Advt. ' Assailant Unidentified. The police of the ninth precinct were notified last night that George Brady, seven years old, had been struck on his head with a piece of brick while in a five-cent theater on H street northeast. The injured boy was taken to the home of his parents, .612 I street northeast, by his brother and his Injury dressed. It was stated to the police that the brick was thrown by an unidentified colored boy. NO EXPLANATION GIVEN BY HIM OF HIS ACT. Thought That Despondency Over Continued Ill-Health Had Led Him to Attempted Suicide. Suffering from a self-inflicted bullet wound in the roof of liis mouth, Harry Blaine, twenty years old, who lived with his mother at fiOO L street southeast, was taken to the Casualty Hospital last night about 9 o'clock and given surgical treat ment. The bullet, it is believed, pene trated the brain and inflicted a wound which may be fatal. Blaine was conscious at intervals and able to speak to the surgeons, but he made no explanation of his act. This morning he was unconscious, although he appeared in better condition than he was last night. Blaine had been ill for some time, and, it is said, probably feured he would not get well, from time to time he had shown signs of despondency, although he had never intimated that he intended to take his life. Last night he left other members of the family about 8 o'clock and went to his room, not complaining any more than usual. About one hour after he went to the upper floor his mother went there to see If he wanted anything. He was not in his room and when Mrs. Blaine heard groans in the bathroom sjie went there to ascertain what was the matter. No response was received to her knocking on the door, and the distressed woman succeeded in breaking it open. Harry was lying in the bathtub, clutching a small revolver, while the tub and his clothing were stained with his blood. Dr. Chester A. Pyles, who was summoned, gave flrst aid treatment and had the wounded man hurried to the hos pital. Produces Strength for Work? Horsford's Acid Phosphate. Perfects digestion, oalms and strength ens the nerves and builds up the health. ?Advt. FIRE CAUSES PANIC. Three Passengers Aboard Capital Traction Car Injured. Passengers on a trailer on the Capital Traction line last night became so much j alarmed when the car caught fire that i they made frantic efforts to escape the blaze, and three were Injured. The car ?was on loth street near Pennsylvania avenue about 9:30 o'clock, when the blaze started. The motorman put on the brakes as soon as he saw what the trouble was, but some of the passengers left the trailer before it was brought to a stop. The per sons injured were Olivia Souda, 1635 Irv ing street, nose broken; she also reported the loss of her handbag containing two pairs of gloves and some change. Annie Beach of 909 New Hampshire avenue and Jennie Favelson of 912 New Hampshire avenue, the former receiving an injury to her arm, while the latter was hurt about her hips. They refused offers of assist ance and were able to go to their homes. Olivia Souda was given treatment at Affleck's drug store before she was sent home. $25.50 Chicago and Be turn. Baltimore and Ohio railroad. September 10 to 13, valid for return until 19th.?Advt. TRANSFERRED TO SCBANTON. Brother Oermanus Retires From Presidency of St. John's College. Brother Germanus, president of St. John's College, has been transferred to St. Thomas' College, at Scranton, Pa. This announcement was made at the close of the Christian Brothers' retreat. Just held at Ocean City, N. J. Brother Doretheus of St. John's School of Orange, N. J., will succeed Brother Germanus. He was formerly of Hock Hill College, at Ellicott City, Md. Broth er Martin goes with Brother Germanus, I while Brother Richard is assigned to I Rock Hill College. Brother Matthew, professor of drawing at St. John's College, will also go to St. Thomas' College, where he will oc cupy a similar position to that held here. Arranging for Your WeddingP Consult Downey's stables concerning car riages. Finest at reasonable rates. ItiUO L. ?Advt. BOUND FOR CONVENTION CITY. Delegates of A. and N. U. Garrisons Leave Tuesday Next. The delegates representing the local garrisons of the Army and Navy Union will leave here at 7 o'clock next Tuesday morning for Erie, Pa., where the biennial national encampment will convene Wed nesday. The matter was discussed at a meeting of the delegates last night at G. A. R. Hall. The local representatives will wear badges bearing the inscription "Washington" in large letters. They will endeavor to have the next encamp ment meet in this city. Among those who are expected to go to Erie are Col. Benjamin P. Chase, presi dent of the District of Columbia council of administration of the Army and Navy Union; Gen. Andrew S. Burt, U. S. A., re tired; Capt. Charles F. Wilder, Capt. John J. Strain, Sergt. Lemuel Fugitt, Dr. T. E. Lee, Capt. Charles W. Blush, Wil liam A. Hickey, Dr. E. V. Petteys, Van A. Zahn, William T. Thorauton, Alex ander H. S. Busche, Augustus Valentine, Oliver Preston and William Schley, and representatives of the two garrisons com posed of colored veterans. Spend Labor Day at Chevy Chase Lake?Plenty of shade, water, chairs, benches. Marine Band concert In evening. ?Advt. HOME FROM VACATION. Mrs. Mussey Returns From Tour of Norway and Sweden. Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, dean of the Washington College of Law, returned this week from a trip abroad of some ten weeks' duration. Mrs. Mussey toured Norway with a coaching party, seeing not only the usual points of interest, but the by-ways. In Sweden she maade an extensive tour, including the famous Gota canal trip. In both countries she saw much of the movement for equal suffrage and reports that the women of Sweden are thoroughly organized, having 200 women's suffrage societies. Mrs. Mussey spent some time in Copen hagen and was the guest of Dr. Egan, the American minister. She also visited northern Germany, including Saxon Sov itseelay. Money to lend at 5 and We on real estate. Frank T. Rawlings Co.. 1505 Pa. ave.? Advt. Funeral of Mrs. Walsh. The funeral of Mrs. Florence Butler Walsh, wife of Dr. John E. Walsh, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the family residence, 202 East Cap itol street, where Mrs. Walsh died yes terday. MOT Of Skin-Tortured, Dis figured Babies Should Know That warm baths with Outicura Soap and gentle anointings with CuUeura, the great Skin Care, afford instant relief, permit rest and sleep, and point to a speedy cure of torturing, disfiguring ecaemas, rashes. itcblngs, Irritations and char* lags of infants and children when all elae falls. Guaranteed absolutely punt, and majr be UM from the boor of Mruu FIRE SCARE IN CHINATOWN BUSINESS HOUSE AND TWO DWELLINGS DAMAGED. Loss Estimated to Be $700?Pet Dog Suffocated in Home of Mrs. Sloan. There was a Are scare in Chinatown last night when the home of Len Far. a business resident of the section, at 106 4V4 street, and the premises of Miranda Sloan and Harry Braxton were damaged by the (Himes. A blase started in the rear room on the third floor of Len Far's home and had made- considerable prog ress before it was discovered by a neigh bor. Several companies of the Are de partment and many residents of the sec tion came to the assistance of the Chi nese restaurant keeper, while some of his neighbors, fearing the progress of the flames, carried their effects from their own houses. Mrs. Sloan escaped from her house before the flames reached her, and when she recalled that her pet dog was still inside she made an efTort to return and rescue the animal, but Policeman Boswell refused to permit her to return. The result was that Mrs. Sloan was not injured, but iier pet was suffocated. There was an Immense crowd of persons about the scene of the flre and the po lice of the sixth precinct were kept busy keeping them outside the flre lines. Fire men worked hard to uave the neighboring property, but the blaze had so much start before they were summoned that it was Impossible for them to prevent the dam age to the three houses. When the flames had been extinguished the occupants of the three dwellings re turned what effects they had removed from them and long before midnight they were settled for the night. The damage to the three houses amounted to about $500. while $200 will cover the loss In personal effects of the occupants. The police reported that they were unable to determine the origin of the blaze. CITY ITEMS. / Heurich's "Senate" Is Preferred ?in the best homes because of Its extra fine flavor, great age. superior quality and absolute purity. Order at grocers' or tel. West 34, Arlington Bottling Company. se4-5d Cora Franklin, colored, was removed to the Emergency Hospital this morning about 12:30 o'clock from her home, 934 Hughes court, and treated for cuts across her shoulder and left temple. Cora told the police that a colored man had cut her, giving his name and address. Coal. Coal. Coal. I W. A. Egg, Stove, Chestnut, $6.50 per ton. Pea Coal 4.45 per ton. Best Phil. & Reading Coal. J. Edw. Chapman, 1414 C st. n.m se43t*,5 There's a Good "Family Doctor" In your home when you keep Criterion Whiskey on hand. Excellent for medicinal use. $1 full qt. Jno. T. Crowley, 831 14th. ? A slight blaze occurred last night in the house of John Brown, 432 N street northwest, the flre having been caused by an oil lamp. Firemen went to the houje In response to an alarm, but the blaze was extinguished before they reached the premises and before any damage had been caused. i ? There's Health in Heurich's Beers in addition to enjoyment. Brewed with every regard for cleanliness, properly aged, bottled at the brewery. Try a case. 2 doz. Maersen or Senate, $1.75: 2 dot. Lager, $1.50; bot. rebate, 50c. Phone W. 1600. Millwork of Every Description ! made to order. Every facility on premises. Eifrtnger Bros., 2100 7th. Phone N. 1173. Be3-d.eSu.3 HEALTH OANDIE8 100% PURE. Over ioo Varieties 40 Cent Candies. Fresh every hour. Neither onr Ice Creams nor our confection* vary la quality. We always use the same ex pensive ingredients, always take tfae same pains, always maintain our standard of "the beat of j everything." Open until 9:30 p.m. 1203-1205 G St. a Christian Xander's WHITE BRANDY. ? Pure and delicate. Enhances the fla vor and savor of peaches and all other fruits. $2.50 gal., 65c full qt. o~mr 909 7th St. NO BRANCH HOUSES. se4-20d u ft ? ft Beds, Springs, Mattresses, Cribs, Cots Does your mattress need remaking Are your pillows worn out Do you want a Spring that does not sag Do you need a Good B*-*ss or Iron Bed | | Look for LUNGER'S MATTRESS FACTORY, afffiM fall: 8111 7th N.W. ?ult-tu.th.sa.tf.28 ^l) 1 " I . ? | Pea Coal, $4.50 Ton 2,240 lbs. Net Cash. Having a large stock of coal in all aiies, we will continue summer prices until Sept. 10. Now la the time to lay In your winter coal. CASH PRICES. White Ash. Pea, $4.50; Chestnut, $6.65; Egg. $6.65; Stove, $6.66, and Fnrnace, $6.15. W. W. GRIFFITH, Main Office and Coal Depot, l?t and X sts. n.e. Branch offices: 1603 H St. n.e.. 1335 F at. n. \v., 635 G st. n.w. Ke2-4t.20 "MEN'S WEAR OF STYLE AND QUALITTV^f ATS FOR FALL. ?An elaborate showing of fall blocks in the celebrated Stetson Hats. Soft Hats. $3. Self conforming Feather-weight Hats $3.50. Joseph Auerbach, 623 PA. AVE. N.W. se3-tf,20 n eese ?Perfect comfort and perfect vl*lon are | assured when Leese Bifocals are worn. I No perceptible division line in these II glasses where the reading and distance 1 1 lenses are Joined MA I ppco Manufacturing Optician, ? 1-?CCSC, 614 8tb 8t. ?.w. se3-10d Oil AVS read and fully criticised. Prodoe ? * 43 tions guaranteed If manuscripts J warrant. PRESTON OIBSON. JelS-BOt.B Colorado building. DANCING. D?Y1-gg.N'' PROF, tc. MRS.?ACADEMY. 719 taAi??4 known. Est. 1882. Teach all dances lne l??ons Open 9 a.m. to II p.m. Phone M. "octal dances, Tu., Thar. ere'gs. p 09fiQB SUSB9 09BBS l ?9 sies ??5 ??8 snirBn |?. .9(3 Mill i&J Si Two Ways One involves? hurried preparation, hot, dusty trip, unsympathetic crowd, tired purchaser. The other ? Modern Way?is to Use the Bell Let the dealer come lo you. All prominent stores are equipped. rv?0T0*4> 18! Residence service? a few cento a dey. AMUSEMENTS. PICNIC German Orphan Asylum Grounds Under the auspices of the LADIES' AID SOCIETY. MONDAY, SEPT. tt. Admission. ............. .23 cents se4-2t*.10 8c 8c COME TO DOUGLASS MOTION PICTURE PARK. THE PASSION PLAY CORNET SOLOIST. 5c 715 FLORIDA AVE. N.W. Bo se4-2t.!4 Great Free Shows Labor Day. Don't miss them. Glen Echo Park. ae3-tf.6 Bring the family. v POLITE AUDEVfLL E Daily Mats., 25c.Eves., 25c. 50c and 75o. CECIL LEAN AND FLORENCE HOLBROOK. The "Chatter" Originators?All the Rage Today. THE BROOMSTICK WITCHES. Suzanne Rocamora; Walsh. Lynch tc Ot?.; Charles and Fannie Van, Hastings and Wilson. "Don," Vitagrapb. NEXT WEEK?"Top n' th' World." the Collie Ballet, and "Krts Krlngle's Dream": the Fimom "Slivers." Claud and Fannie Usher, etc. Buy Seats Today. iHEVY CHASE LAKE. Concert by section U. S. Marina Band every evening. Sundays included. Dancing weekday evenings. PONT TRACK, etc. JyG-tf.5 NEW LYCEUM MATES EE DAILY. ALL THIS WEEK. The real leader of them all, HUE NEW 6EITIBV GIOFLS The acknowledged mistresses of mirth and mel ody. A competent conclave of consistent comedy creators. Next Week?MERRY MAIDENS. sel-4t.l5 GAYETY TH EATER,JEft ALL THIS WEEK. BfATINEE EVERY DAY. The Dainty Duchess NEXT WEEK-COLUMBIA BURLESQUERS. au30-6t ACADEMY The Young Romantic Actor, Harold Vosburgh we.?!117 In Langdon McCormick's Melodrama, Wanted THE Police Next Week?BARNEY GILMORE In "THE IRISH DETECTIVE." au30^t,15 BASE BALL 4 poinnioi==TODAY=4 p.m. NATIONALS vs. PHILADELPHIA se3-tf OA TBS OPEN 3 P.M. EXCURSIONS. Go to Marshall Hall LABOR DAY. D. A. 66, K. of L. K. of L. boats leave at 10 A.M.; 2:30 and 6:30 P.M. se4-2t,28 Great Camp Meeting Methodist Churches, At Great Falls AUGUST 27 TO SEPTEMBER 7. GO AND SEE THE CITY OF TENTS. au27-10t FAST ELECTRIC TRAINS FROM POST OFFICE CORNER TO MOUNTVERNON DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. EVERY HOUR ON THE HOU& FROM 10 A.M. XO ? | J?23-tf,l? EXCURSIONS. Sunday and Labor Day LAST CHANCE TO SEE TOLCHEST SUNDAY, SEPT. S 75c ROUND TRIP SPECIAL TRAIN LEAVES WHITE HOC8B STATION. 15TH AND H STS. N.E.. AT 11 A.M. oOo GETTYSBURG THE FAMOUS BATTLEGROUND. SPECIAL EXCURSION LABOR DAY ROUND TRIP SPECIAL TRAIN LEAVES WHITE HOUSE STA TION. 15TH AND H STS. N.E., AT 6:50 A.M. Full information also at City Ticket Office. 1424 New York are. *n.w. WASHINGTON. BALTIMORE AND ANNAPOLIS ELECTRIC RAILWAY. s#4-2t.70 CLOSING TRIPS OF SEASON. SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, at 6 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, at 9 A.M. MONDAY. SEPT. ?. AT 9 A.M. TUESDAY, SEPT. 7. AT 9 A.M. Returning, leave Beach Saturday midnight* Other days, 6 p.m. Home about 1U:30 p.m. Qijoy the fine bathing, crabbing and fishing. Music and dancing week days. Fare. Saturday trip, $1. Other days. 50c. Sea eon tickets, good on and Hntil September 7, $1. Children, half fare. Stops made at Alexandria. Uptown Ticket Office, 1339 F st. n.w. se4-35d SALT-WATER BATHING. FISHING, GRAB* BING. BOATING; 60 AMUSEMENTS. MU8I0L DANCING. ROUND TRIP ( 25c Week Days. 1 50 30c Sundays and Holidays. Train schedule In R. R. Column. VIA Chesapeake Beach Ry., Steamer "Dreamland," The Electric Line. Tickets Good 3 Days. ae3-tf.40 BY SEA to New York, Boston, Providence, One Way. Round trip. ??75 $15 $15.00 $25 $14.00 $23 INCLUDING BERTH AND MEALS AT SEA. Popular Route to New York and New England Resorts. j^jorfolk <& Washington n Steamboat Company Geueral ticket office. 720 14th St., Bond bldg. (phone 1020), or 7tli at. wharf (pbone 37W)i. W. H. CALLAHAW, Gen. Pass. Aft. au.10-uJ.tu,sa,Su,tf DELIGHTFUL 36-HOUR OUTINGS ON THE PICTURESQUE AND NOBLE POTOMAO Via Steamers of tbe Potomac and Cbesapetka Steamboat Company from 8th street whaxi eoutbweet. An outing rivaling In beauty Lake George ec tbe Hudson. For schedule see "ad" In Tbe Evening Star M call pbone Main 6912. Round-trip tickets. Including far* and state room, $4.00. Two in a room. $3.50 each. Mm1% table d bote, 50c each. A la carte aleo. W. F. CARNE, Jr.. W. B. ^ ? Gen'l Aft. Tic# PreaU ud Oa.