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-Ordered G FLOUK? In the rush of Christ mas Aveek you may have ordered "lust a sack of Flour/* Next time you order specif}'CERES FLOUR ?then you'll have the best for the New Year baking. Sold by all grocers. WW. M. GALT & CO., Wholesalers Only?1st & lnd. Ave. OVER eo YEARS ESTABLISHED. STUFF "It Pays to Buy the Beat." CHAS. M. STIEFP, Direct Branch Warenwma of Factory, lOOfj-lOlO F ST. N.W. SECOND IIAND PIANOS AT AIX PRICES. Including some of our own make, but allfihtly used. Tuning by Factory Experts. J. G. OONLIFF. Manager. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS. del6-tf,28 LUXURIES for the Xnias Talbie= !i! FRUITS, Foreign and Domestic. : XMAS NUTS of all kinds. j Cake Filfinngs. Vegetables, :< Fresh and Select. Wines jand Liquors. i* > ' ? Country Poultry \ Just received from Maryland and !? isi Virginia. Lowest prices quoted. !| ""~~~~? |jj P. K. Chaconas & Co., 1 j|; Ninth and La. Ave. THE BEST Wf EVERY TEST dclt-v. f, tn, t ode" line SAMAHA Exceptional sine of Kimonos Irish Laces. Largest line of Ladies' Head Throws, Shirt Waists, Table Cloths, etc., in the city. Full line of Oriental Jewelry. Oriental Rugs and Carpets of the highest quality. A. M. SAMAHA, 607 14th St. N.W. ?c21*90t,2S If | Note these low prices | in Best Quality | Butter. UnUl further notice we will sell Pure Creamery Butter, 5 lbs., Jl.OO; Single, lb.. 35c. -Yf -.f Pure and Very Best Renovated =?f Butter, 5 lbs.. $1.55; single lb., 33o. If 9 Elgin Creamery Co., 5 g 220 9th St. N.W. f Phone Main 3148. ? ?5 de2-th.f.m.!H)?.25 Li "" f Christmas Trees Garlands Wreaths of best quality. u Everything from Moss to Mistletoe? ? !. j VioletstoPoinsettia ' | the finest in Washington. ; V Orchids, Roses. Carnations. l.a.rge ? n? k-t w H j .1 ? I i ? 1 3 il M Phone Main [J de?3 2t.4A Supply. Moderate Prices. J. R. Freeman, 612 13th St. N.W. ?? i?y ORIENTAL 1 Would Make SILKS & | ?n Excellent LINENS. Xoiu Oift. 1 Q ? ? We bare a large and *arl*d stock to select from imported direct from the ori?-nt. We are offering for the holiday trade beautiful Embroider'*! Silks and Linens for gowns and Kblrt waists. Exquisite design* in opera coats. Kreiy article In this establishment Is Imported direct from our headquarters in Ilongkoaf. <%ina. ('ail and let us show too our magulflcent stock of oriental goods and aee our extremely Ivw prices quoted. kmc wm mm m. 1209 Q Street N.W. ao3T-30t.3S WANTED Boys over 116 with bi cycles can obtain employ ment in our Messenger Department. Apply to Postal Telegraph Cable Company, ?345 Penna. Ave. TARTAR is a calcareous de posit which forms upon the surfaces of the teeth and should be re moved by the daily use of Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powdor which cleanses, preserves land beautifies the teeth, prevents the formation of tartar and imparts purity land fragrance to the breath. | MISS MARY R. BROWN IN LIST OF HEROINES. Nurse Who Disarmed Delirious Pa tient After She Had Been Seriously Wounded. Commissioner Maofarland lias s*-nl the name of Alary R. Brown to the Carnegie hero fund committee at Pittsburg with the assertion that he believed Miss Brown is a heroine of the highest type and that lier bravery deserves recognition. Miss Bi own is the nurse who was shot by Mar tin J,. Sterling Monday night, while Mr. Sterling was In a delirium resulting from typhoid fever. The matter was presented to the Com missioner in a letter by Dr. J. Rozier Biggs, who is in attendance upon Mr. Sterling, lie writes: * ?*'or several days past the local press has contained notices and editorials re garding a praiseworthy and heroic act of Miss Mary R. Brown, the nurse who was shot by a delirious patient whom she was nursing for me. "Her bravery in the stress of great danger has not been equaled to my knowledge by any woman in the District of Columbia in years, and I am very much in favor of placing the matter be fore the Carnegie hero committee." Dr. Biggs inclosed a letter to be sent to Pittsburg. Commissioner Maofarland forwarded it with a very strong indorse ment. It was reported this morning that both Miss Brown and Mr. Sterling are on the road to recovery. DINNER TO DAVENPORT. Department to Potomac to Entertain Pension Commissioner. James L. Davenport, commissioner of pensions, will be the guest of honor at a reception and banquet to be tendered him by the Department of the Potomac, G. A. R., at the Arlington Hotel the evening of January t>. Cot. John McElroy. editor of the Nation al Tribune, chairman of the committee In charge, said today that all members of President Taft's cabinet had been in vited. Secretaries MacVeagh and Wil son and Attorney General Wickersham have promised to be present some time during the evening. Senators Warner, McCumber. Curtis, Galllnger and Burnliam and Representa tives Sitlloway, Crier and Murdoch have also accepted invitations. It is expected that Secretary Ballinger and the two as sistant secretaries of the interior will be present. Col. Edwin H. Holbrook. commander of the Department of the Potomac, Q. A. R.. will preside. Col. McElrov will be the toastmaster. Senator McCumber has' been requested to make an address. PRESS CLUB'S GOOD CHEER. "Yuletide Bowl" Will Be Brewed for Members Tomorrow. "A Yuletide Bowl" in the assembly room of the National Press Club, at A o'clock in the afternoon of Chrtatmas day, for tlie members, is the announce ment of Arthur C. Johnson, secretary of the club, in transmitting a special invi tation to the members of the club yes terday. A specially engaged orchestra will furnish music from o::? o'clock in the afternoon until G:3o. This will be the last social function of the year under the club's present officers. The election of officers for the coming year will 'be held in the clubrooms next Monday, from 10 o'clock In the morning until 7 o'clock in the evening. The offi cial ballot announce.-* the candidates as follows: For president. Arthur J. Dodge; vice president. Elmer E. Paine; treasurer. G. A. I-.yon. jr.; financial secretary, Fred eric J. Haskin; secretary, Arthur C. Johnson. Four members of the board of governors will 'be selected fi-om the fol lowing names:- W. L. Crounse, Thomas Klrby, Frank B. Lord. J. B. Small wood, W. P. Spurgeon, J-. W. Strayer and J. L>ynu Yeagle. Bache Repairing at Norfolk. The T'nitcd States coast and geodetic survey steamer Bache. Capt. Hodkgin In command, which has been doing survey work during the summer at Pollock Rip and other points on the Massachusetts coast, is at Norfolk for a general over hauling preparatory to going south for the winter. The vessel will be employed in making soundings off the entrance to Charleston, S. C., to locate the bars and shoals off that port, but before going south will make surveys off the entrance to < 'hesapeake bay to gather data re garding the channels between Cape Charles and Cape Henry, which will be published for the guidance of mariners. Tiu- Bache will remain In the south until early in the summer. DEGREES OF EXCELLENCE Achieved in White House Coffee The National K?? A COFFEE (1) grown, (2) selected, (3) blended, (4) roasted, (S) packed with utmost painstaking. FIFTH DEGREE C.?ffee packed in airtight, dustproof, sealed cans, where sweet, pure atmosphere and sunlight and per fect sanitary conditions exist. THIS IS TRUE OF . "WHITE HOUSE" COFFEE. Easily obtained from Grocers where other Best Food Products are sold. With the Last DEGREE comes the TEST. Save this one and send with th? rest. DWINEUWRI6HT COMPANY, Boston Roasters and Distributers. "COFFEE BY CARLOADS." UP IN AIR AT NIGHT I Residents of Massachusetts Towns Given Rare Treat. AEROPLANE MAKES CIRCUIT Travels Over Wide Area, Giving Wonderfnl Exhibition. VIEWED BY MANY THOUSANDS Believed to Be the Tillinghast Ma* chine, Constructed by a Worces ter Manufacturer. \V1 LLM ANTIC, Conn.. December 24.? Shortly after 7:30 o'clock last night when theChlrstmas shopping trade was crowding the streets of the city there suddenly came from the east a large searchlight. 1 As it approached the city it grew larger i and larger and attracted much attention. When- over the southeastern part of the | city it came to a standstill and then per ' formed a number of evolutions. Business was at a standstill for a while. Every eye in town was directed to the eastern i sky. For a few minutes the big light stood still, then its rays were thrown to the north and remained there for a few sec- | onds. Then there was a sudden turn to the west. Then the rays were thrown j east, and for a few seconds the light re volved as though its director was looking > for something. : In a few minutes the light, which look- ? ed as big as a bucket, came forward a ( little and there could be seen the outline j of something trailing behind. Tillinghast's airship was the outcry that j i came from every one. i I Remains Fifteen Minutes. The airship, with its dark outline, sud denly started upward and after a few j seconds it came down again. It hovered j over the city for about fifteen minutes ( and then turned eastward, starting in the direction of Boston. It is generally believed here that the airship was that of Wallace Tillinghast of Worcester. Mayor Danel P. Dunn saw the strange sight, lie said there was no doubt that it was an airship. John Millhouse and others who saw an airship pass above this town on the night lti September that Wallace Tillinghast says he went from Boston to New York and return in his airship, said last night It was the same. P. D. Donahue saw j the airship in Baltic, a few miles east ? of this city, and said there were two men in the machine when it passed over Baltic. The visit of the airship caused great excitement, and at midnight several hun dred people were still in the streets wait ing for its return. Next Over Marlboro. BOSTON, December 34.?The mysterious airship that has been seen by many per sons over various parts of Massachusetts, with a searchlight throwing a glare ahead and red lamp? at the rear, was seen again last night sailing about over Marlboro and adjacent towns, its black shape plainly visible against the moonlit sky. After hovering over Marlboro the ship headed to the eastward and was seen by many people in Ashland. South Framing ham and Natlck. It passed over the lat ter town $bout 7.-U?i o'clock, and at 7:45 last night many members of the Puritan Club of this city saw it hovering over Boston Common. From the latter club, which is in Bea con street overlooking the common, it was learned that the airship was seen approaching from the west, its search hgnt blazing a distinct path through the atmosphere ahead. Club Members Oet View. The windows' of the clubhouse were crowded with members who watched ? carefully the maneuvering or the craft : high above them. For about ten minutes ! the craft hung over the common, ap parently motionless, ami then it started again, steering to westward. In Worcester it is pretty generally agreed that the airship is the one told of by Wallace E. 'illiinghast several weeks ago, and which has since been reported in several places, always on night? when the Worcester man was absent from nome. The craft made its appearance in the neighborhood of Marlboro December 14, | and since that time has been there at I least nine times. It generally appears in the heavens about 7::*? In the evening, then turns and goes In the direction of Worcester. Passes Over Lynn. LYNX, Mass., December 24.?An airship passed over Lynn, Saiem and several other neighboring towns here last night. Matthew McCant and John Davis say they saw a long black object pass over this city. They say it had two searchlights on front and was going at a high speed in the direction of Saiem. Later it re turned in the direction whence it came. The time is given as between 0 and 6-.:W o'clock, when there were many hundreds of iactory employes on their way home from work. One of Lynn's principal streets waa lined with people, who were directing their garc at tne mysterious ob ject in us (light through the sky. Although tne moon was hidaeti behind clouds the light made it possible to clear ly outline the machine. No one was ante to distinguish how many were on board. Alleged Owner of Machine. Mr. Tillinghast, a reputable manufac turer of Worcester, and an adept in mechanics, has parried all attempts to learn his secret. Although he alleges he nas made over 100 suoccssiul aeroplane trips in machines of his own construc tion, of which a score have been made in the mach.ne which, it iu asserted, new over Worcester and Boston last night, it was not till December 12 that the story of his Invention became puolic. On that day aeronauts were surprised by the story that Mr. Tillinghast had September 8 made a trip in his aero plane to the Statue of Liberty, in New Jfork harbor, thence to Boston, and back to his starting point, near Worcester, a distance of > miles, without once alight ing. In addition, Mr. Tillinghast asserted that near Fire island one of his cylinders missed fire, the motors were stopped while the machine was 4,000 feet in the air, and his two mechanics repaired them while the plane hung stationary for four minutes. This statement directly contro verts all the established records of the gravity of such machines. Mr. Tillinghast says he will make his first competitive test at the airship ex hibit In Boston next summer. He de scribes his machine as being of the mono plane type, with a spread of 72 feet and weighing 1,530 pounds. IJ. Is furnished with a gasoline engine of 1?? horsepow er, made from particular specifications. An average speed of twenty miles an hour has been gained from Its power, he says. Three persons are usually car ried, two mechanics and Mr. Tillinghast, ami he claims that his performances ex ceed the best announced records for speed and altitude. The old "slave law." which prohibited a slava from striking or attacking his master or the latter's foreman in order to defend himself from a whipping, is of no effect in Georgia now, according to a decision handed down by the .-tate su preme court in the case of a convict who killed a fellow-prisoner. The supreme | court holds that corporal punishment of a convict under circumstances not of a character .-ufflcient to authorlrf It is an assault, which implies the right of .self defense FRENCH FROCK FOR A CHILD OF EIGHT. The above drawing shows a lovely little French frock of fine batiste and embroidery. The entire dress is composed of clusters of pin tucks separated by the embroidery. Three or four inches from the bottom the tucks are left free and the bottom is finished by a broad hemstitched hem. The little yoke is of closely tucked batiste and the sleeve is formed in a similar manner to the body of the frock, with tucks and entre-deux of embroidery. A soft crushed sash of baby blue liberty is inserted beneath each embroidery strip and tied in the back. HOW TO CARE FOR HAIR DURING WINTER WEATHER The girl who has too much electricity! ill1 lier hair -will find difficulty in arrang- ? ing a pretty coiffure in winter because the tresses w 11 not stay in place. Water is useless to keep the unruly locks smooth, because, while it holds the hair for live minutes, as soon as it evapo rates the locks are left in a dryer condi tion than they were before, and are more difficult to manage. Therefore nothing but an oily liquid will be effective and if only a little oil is put on there need be no fear of the head appearing greasy. The simplest mixture I know of for: this purpose is a ta'blespoonful of glycer-I in to hair a p'.nt of water, adding about fifteen drops of tincture of benzoin to j prevent it from becoming rancid. A few drops of the lotion are put into the left I hand, then the right palm is rubbed into ? it and both are gently patted over the1 hair after the tangles have been remov-: ed. Special attention must bo given to j the hair about the temples and above the ears. If too much of the liquid is J Plum Pudding. Talce one pound of finely chopped beef suet, pound of stoned raisins, one pound currants, weighed after they have been cleaned and sorted; one pound of j finely grated bread crumbs, two cliopi>ed - apples, two ounces of minced orange and lemon peel, the same quantity of thinly sliced citron, one ounce of chopped al monds, a teaspoonful each of ground cin namon, ground ginger, grated nutmeg and salt, and three ounces of finely sifted flour. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly. Then beat four eggs with hall" a pound of brown sugar; add two wineglassfuls of brandy and a half teaspoonful of milk, and combine with the other mixture. If too stiff thin by adding a little more Drandy or milk; if too moist add more oread crumbs. Beat this mass together for several minutes, using a wooden spoon for the purpose. In the meantime prepare a pudding bag of heavy linen'or cot ton cloth. Just be fore using it dip in boiling water, then into cold water, wring dry, dredge It .with , flour and. when the pudding mixture has been poured into the center of the cloth, j draw the ends together, 4ie theni securely J at the top, leaving sufficient room for the pudding to swetl. ( The water in which the pudding is to be cooked must t>oil rapidly when the mixture is put into it. The bag sliould then be moved about several times to i facilitate saturation, after which the pot ! should be covered and the pudding left' to boil for about five hours. During this1 time It will not be necessary to disturb i the pudding, except to see that the water j does not boil out so much that It falls I below the top of the bay. To, prevent 1 this keep a kettle of boiling water to j add as required. When done remove the bag from the pot and let It stand for a few minutes to dry before attempting to release the pud ding. Serve with a hard sauce composed of sugar and butter seasoned with brahdy, or with a soft sauce made as follows: Put the yolks of four eggs In a double ooller with two ounces of sugar, a wine glassful of brandy or sherry, a suggestion of salt and the juice and grated rind of half a lemon. Whisk these ingredients about until they are thoroughly blended and have commenced to thicken. It Is then ready to serve. Millinery Notes. Just now it is in the millinery world that the most striking effects are seen, and huge hats, turbans and busbies of beaver, velvet and fur are all the fashion. I The "Cossack" and "Turkish" turbans J seem the most |?opular, the former} brought into favor by the ,-raze for things I Russian which has possessed us of late, more particularly since the tsar and his j beautiful consort visited this country. The "tricorne," too. has caught on, and Is' seen In a variety of forms, as each maker seems to give his or her own particular! roll or curve to the brim, so that no two are quite alike. The favorite form of | trimmings in millinery is dull sold and j silver trimming or braid worked into all j sorts of weird shapes and ornaments, j even quills beiiiK formed of it. as well as perfectly gigantic buckles, which adorn the front of the hat or turban, as the cass may be.?Woman's Life. French women are adopting tlie Bug- ' lisli custom of wearing their watthes iij : gold bracelets. Suede belts with suede-covered buckles I are lined with white kid and come In all i colors. Some of the new hats have crowns of J gold: the remainder of the hat is of fur ? or of velvet. If the waist is white, a touch of color . often edges the frills at the wrist and I down the /rout. put on accidentally, wiping over the locks with a wet brush will quickly neutralize the grease. This mixture is not to be regarded as a tonic, for it does not reach the scalp. If one can get on a sufficiently small quantity of white vaseline it is excellent to keep the hair manageable. The only trouble is that an Inexperienced person is likely to use too much and so ?he locks will be sticky and heavy. If the grease is applied it should be rubbed on the palms as is the liquid. When there <s a tendency to electricity a celluloid comb is better than one of rubber. 1 do not know why this should be so, unless celluloid may absorb elec tricity while rubber is a non-conductor and so that which is generated Is thrown back into the hair. But of the superior ity of one over the other there is no doubt. The application to the scalp of a tonic containing grease will be the beet means of getting rid of electricity. This tonic should be rubbed on with the linger tips, parting the hair in close divisions, so all pores may be reached. MARGARET MIXTDR. WINTER RECIPES. Chocolate Pudding. Warm slightly one quart of milk, then pour it over two oupfuls of bread cnimbs. Heat the yolks of four eggs lightly, add to them one-half cupful of sugar and one-half saltspoonful of salt, and beat agahi. Add the bread and milk and two ounces of chocolatc, scraped and melted. Flavor with vanilla and beat all to gether with an egg beater. Pour into a well-buttered bak ng dish, set in a pan of hot water in the oven and steam for about half an hour. Test by slipping the blade of a knife down one side of the pudding. If it comes up clean the pud ding is done. Then beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth with four level tablespoonfuls of confectioners' sugar, pile lightly on the pudding and brown delicately in a slow oven. Serve cold. If preferred, whipped cream sweetened to taste may be used instead of the meringue. Iced Bice Pudding. It goes without saying that the regula tion Christmas plum pudding is entirely too rich for any child and so a frosted rice pudding with Its holly decorations can be substituted with profit all around. Wash thoroughly one cupful rl<-e and boll in one cupful boiling water until tender. Mash smooth, add on* quart hot milk, the yolks of three eggs, well beaten, the grated yellow rind of one lemon, and tivc tablespoonfuls sugar. Put in a double boiler over the fire and cook to a custard. Turn into a shallow dish. Beat until light the whites of three eggs, sweeten with six tablespoonfuls sugar and flavor with the Juice of a lemon. Spread this me ringue over the custard and set on a board in the oven until puffed and a gol den brown. Chiil and serve. Preserved cherries or strawberries may be used as garnish, if desired. Rich Chocolate Icing. Break the white of one large egg in a bowl, add a tablespoonful of cold water to It and gradually beat into it one cup ful confectioners* sugar. Beat three min utes, add a half teaspoonful vanilla anu a tablespoonful cold water. Scrape fine one ounce unsweetened chocolate and put into a small saucepan with one table spoonful hot water and two tablespoon fuls confectioners' sugar. Stir over a hot fire until shiny and smooth, then add another tablespoonful of hot water. Stir this in with the vanilla icing and spread. EMMA PADDOCK TEL.FORD. Fads for Women. Probably the most popular Jabot of the moment is the "one-sided," as it is called. It fills the open space above the spot where the average coat is closed, yet is not fussy. A new idea in one-sided effects is a cas cade of net edged with narrow cluny lave, while a strip of cluny Insertion is placed under one edge of the cascade and caught to it. Another novelty is a Jabot in cascade effect as far as the bust line. From there it extends to a double frill at the belt. At the top it is finished with a net bow. Yet another is a net frill edged with lace and sewed to a strip of insertion. Judging from the variety and the num ber of separate waists in attractive styles seen in the stores just now, the one piece gown hasn't a monopoly in the wardrobe of t he .well dressed woman this year. Every kind of fabric is represented in the development of these waists?lingerie, lawn, silk, mull, chiffon and net?and all are equally favored. I A Merry Christmas to All. The Hecht Stores extend their best wishes for a * p Merry Christmas. Open Late Tonight. Quick clearance prices on all Holiday lines, Toys and Dolls. Must be closed out. Closed Tomorrow. LABGE NUMBER AT FUNERAL OF LITTLE TIM SULLIVAN. Many Notables Present From Every Walk in Life?Grief Among Bowery Denizens. NEW YORK, December ::4.?The funeral i of "Little Tim" Sullivan attracted u large j crowd to the vicinity of his home and the church in East 12th street today. The funeral was attended by many notables in every walk of life, from the highest public officials down. The Bowery and the East Side were j particularly affected by the death of "Uttle Tim." Of his followers he had more than 1,000 men on the < ^i- pay rolls, and he and his cousin, "B'S ?? Sullivan, were known as the most liberal dispenser* of charity to the poor of the Bowery district. Pause Made at Clubhouse. A feature of the funeral was the stop made bv the cortege after leaving the ; house and the church at the clu brooms I of the T. D. Sullivan Association, on tne Bowery. which was "Utile Tim s" j political headquarters, and where the manv thousands in the street uncovered their heads while the hand played aj di"Uttle Tim" is said to have left a for- j tune of *1.000,000 in his own name, ??e sides $500.0H> which he had previouslj divided between his wife and sistei. ? I BOAT SERVICE INTERRUPTED. Low Tides Canse of Tronble on the, Potomac. The low tides caused by tho heavy ; .northwest winds of yesterday prevented ? the river steamers from making a mim Jher of landings in creeks tributary to ,the rotomac on their schedule*, but it lis thought that they will be able to make them on the up trip today. The low tides and winds also kept Ice from making, and yesterday the wind banked the frozen slush on the western shore of the river and at most points this left the channel clear. A'number of vessels of the oyster and wood carrying fleet which have been lying here owing to the freeze took advantage of the leaving of the tug Camilla with a tow and hooked on behind her for down-river points. The Potomac from this city to Indian Head Is thickly covered with broken ice that ebbs and flows with the tide Al though ice makes aimost every niKht is not vet heavy enough to intern re w iin the movements of the steamboats to an> SLEEriCE Th'river .r* looking for a break in the cold weainei and a return to non-ice-making condi tions. ! ' REGRET MOCK'S DEATH. Many Washingtonians Shocked by Snicide of Former Guardsman. Many persons in Washington were shocked by the suicide of James Law i rence Mock, who shut himself last ! Wednesday in Atlanta. Ga. Mock resided in Washington for many years. Hi* home was at y**" 10th str?*et northwest. Mr Mock was an officer in the Na tional Guard of the District, and during I tho Spanish-American war served in the list District of Columbia infantry. United States Volunteers, as tirst lieutenant and I battalion adjutant. Eater he was pro moted to captain and placed in command of Company F". In 1MW. after a lonz service in the ranks of the National Guard of the Dis trict he was commissioned tirst nonten ant and adjutant of the Jd Battalion. 2<I l Infantry. In 1-S0W he was promoted to I captain and adjutant ?f the 2d Infantry. I j-ie resigned from the National Guard in | November, 1WS. WARDEN McKEE SUBMITS HIS ANNUAL EEPOBT. Electric Lighting System and Mod ern Plumbing Among Demands. <?> ? Main improvements at the Jail a re uw'd in tli*' annual report of Warden McK.ee, which has just been made public" at the I'epartment of Justice, the instal lation of an electric lighting system,, partial reconstruction of the entire struc ture so that the cells may provide"! with modern plumbing and an increase in the cumber of guards being anions the improvements most desired. Comparatively recently the practice ot feeding the prisoners in their cells was discontinued, and the warden predicate* his request for additional guards upon tiki tact that the entire force at big command is needed to properly restrain the two hundred or more men from each wing as- they tile to and from the dining room, thus leaving all other wrings In ti.c institution practically unprotected Need More .uights. The gas-lighting fixtures at tiie jail ai?* said to be so very inadequate that the night patrol is forced to go through the corridors with lanterns, and for thl* reason Warden* McKee asks an appropi. ation for wiring, so that electric lights may lie placed at frequent interval# along the walls. One effect 01" the increased <-o?t of fix ing in the past year is indicated in the irport. since the warden anticipates an even larger deficit than last year, when the appropriation b>r the jail tailed by $1.84<?..'51 to meet the expenses. Although still overcrowded, the iai! thi \c-ar accommodated a daily average oi six less prisoners than it did In ItWiv November 1, I'.MW, there were o?0 ii ? mates in the institution, as aKafnst 4M7 the same tlate this year. There were live deaths among the prisoners during the twelve months, otic of them a legal execution. VESSELS WEATHER BOUND. Fleet Laid "Up Here Until Danger ous Ice Leaves River. Laid up here until conditions on the river improve so that they can leave here without danger of having their huMs dfiun aged by the ice is a large tleet of ves sels and the owners of most of the Meet will make i/O effort to move the crati. until after the holidays. In most in stances the vessels are left with a care taker aboard and master and crew b&ve gone to their homes in the river counties of Maryland and Virginia to spend the holidays. In the fleet lying at the oyster wharf are the Kthel Vale. Rena Cox. S. C. Kim tall. E. P. Evans J. H. Holland. J. A. Marsh, Wil'ie Clarence. Martha B.. anil Stephen I.ark. Th? wood-carrying schoon ers llelrnont, Mary Francjs. *'eri, A. II. Qulnby, Oscar ami Edith v errail are also laid up sit tliis port until after January 1, or until the opening ot' navigation should the river be frozen at that time. Will It Scratch or Wear? That's what vou should know l>eforeu?i nf any I Silver Polish. Many of the* do and liowoul der. They contain whiting. chalk, aud ac<is| that weie never intended ?or such a purpose FIECTRDSILICON win Ml icraAck or mt the Oiml mrtKc. Its composition makesthat an imposf biUtr.. Aa to brilliancv?you know how beautiful Silver i#?that'tlhebrilliancy Electro-Silicon reproduces. Gel the Genuine. FREE SAMPLE maiiod us rn*lpJ?f uluim. The Elect roJMIieoa Co.. Sam* St.. "Sew Tvrk. twcOT *n< >ntiM? Iwyrtw.