In the rush of Christ
mas Aveek you may have
ordered "lust a sack of
Next time you order
?then you'll have the
best for the New Year
baking. Sold by all
WW. M. GALT & CO.,
Wholesalers Only?1st & lnd. Ave.
OVER eo YEARS ESTABLISHED.
"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
Tuning by Factory Experts.
J. G. OONLIFF. Manager.
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS.
Xnias Talbie= !i!
Foreign and Domestic. :
of all kinds. j
:< 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.
Wf EVERY TEST
dclt-v. f, tn, t ode" line
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.
| Note these low prices |
in Best Quality
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. ?
Li "" f
of best quality.
u Everything from
Moss to Mistletoe?
? !. j
| the finest in Washington. ;
Orchids, Roses. Carnations. l.a.rge ?
[J de?3 2t.4A
Supply. Moderate Prices.
J. R. Freeman,
612 13th St. N.W.
ORIENTAL 1 Would Make
SILKS & | ?n Excellent
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.
Boys over 116 with bi
cycles can obtain employ
ment in our Messenger
?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
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
Nurse Who Disarmed Delirious Pa
tient After She Had Been
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
The National K??
A COFFEE (1) grown, (2) selected,
(3) blended, (4) roasted, (S) packed
with utmost painstaking.
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
Save this one and send with th?
Boston Roasters and Distributers.
"COFFEE BY CARLOADS."
UP IN AIR AT NIGHT
Residents of Massachusetts
Towns Given Rare Treat.
AEROPLANE MAKES CIRCUIT
Travels Over Wide Area, Giving
VIEWED BY MANY THOUSANDS
Believed to Be the Tillinghast Ma*
chine, Constructed by a Worces
\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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 :
Suede belts with suede-covered buckles I
are lined with white kid and come In all i
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
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
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.
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
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
Every kind of fabric is represented in
the development of these waists?lingerie,
lawn, silk, mull, chiffon and net?and
all are equally favored.
A Merry Christmas to All.
wishes for a *
Open Late Tonight.
prices on all Holiday
lines, Toys and Dolls.
Must be closed out.
LABGE NUMBER AT FUNERAL
OF LITTLE TIM SULLIVAN.
Many Notables Present From Every
Walk in Life?Grief Among
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
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.
BOAT SERVICE INTERRUPTED.
Low Tides Canse of Tronble on the,
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
! ' 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
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
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
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
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.
maiiod us rn*lpJ?f uluim.
The Elect roJMIieoa Co.. Sam* St.. "Sew Tvrk.
twcOT *n< >ntiM? Iwyrtw.
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