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?m Modem Improved Whiskey Is
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tiian any at double its AA
price per gallon of 9faivV
OLD OVERHOLT, $3.00 per Gal.
Onr Buehn Gin Is absolutely pnre?
made of the finest gin and nucha
leave*?highly ret-uinmended lor every
one.
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for pri.e list. \?en?s wanted. Thone
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ARMY OFFICER ACCUSED.
Discharged Clerk Prefers Charges
Against Maj. Zalinski.
The Secretary of War has under consideration
charges of various sorts made
against Maj. M. G. Zalinski, quartermaster's
department, now in charge of
the New York depot and formerly in
charge of the quartermaster's depot at
Washington. These charges were filed
by a former clerk in the depot office,
who was discharged for official reasons.
The clc-k alleged in his charges that
Maj. Zalinski has violated statutes, misapplied
funds, shielded oflliclala guilty of
irregularities, used government employes :
on work at his own and brother-in-law's |
nouses. etc. rue marges are not taken
seriously. and It is expected action on
them will he had in a short time.
Night Trip to Gretna Green.
gpecltl Dispatch to The Star.
HAGER8TOWX. Md., April It}.?Miss
Minnie Gristoe and Clarence Matthews,
both of near Bentonville. V?., a runaway
couple, were married here today by
Rev. George B. Townsend of the First
Christian Church. The couple were en
route all last night, driving part of the
way and coming the balance by train.
Found Dead in Wagon Shed.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
HAGERSTOWN. Md.. April 16.?Frank
Brown, co'ored, whose home was in Frederick
county, but who came here from
Washington, was found dead today in a
wagon In a shed in the rear of the Bel-1
mont Hotel. Justice Hartle. In the capacity
of coroner, made an investigation
and decided sn inquest unnecessary.
Brown's death was declared to be due to
heart trouble and excessive drinking. He
was sixty-five years old.
Minister Calhoun at Peking.
A dispatch received at the State Department
from United States Minister
Calhoun announces his arrival at his
post at Peking. China, yesterday.
Gov. Mann will deliver the commencement
address to the State Normal School
students in th% Harrisonburg Assembly j
Hall June 14.
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HIGH PRICESIN1836
Echoes of Long Ago Agitation
for Relief.
I INCREASE IN CLERKS' PAY
: Appeal in Their Behalf by Secretary
of the Treasury.
REPORT SENT TO THE SENATE
Statement of Annual Expenditures
for the 8upport of an Employe's
Family.
Somebody somewhere. once-upon-a-time
said that there was or is "nothing new
under the sun.'*
Krgo it must be so. because most of the
folks who originated such axiomaticstatements
have made good in the teat
of time and have earned the right to the
title of wise men.
Quite recently the "high cost of living"
was brought prominently before the country,
and the echoes of the meat boycotts
and general protests of the wage earners
against the constant tendency toward Inflation
in the prices of foodstuffs are still
sounding through the halls of Congress
under the guise of "investigations" into
this or that phase of the problem.
'Plaint of Long Ago.
But the "high cost of living" was the
subject of agitation before any of the
workers of the present day and generation
saw the light of day. In this connection
an interesting document of the
Twenty-fourth Congress has just come
to light in the shape of a report of Levi
Woodbury, then Secretary of the Treasur\
This report was dated May .1. 18.16,
and the letter of transmittal, addressed
to Martin Van Buren, then President of
the Senate, read, in part, as follows:
"Treasurv Department.
"May 3, 1836.
"Sir: In obedience to the resolution of
the Senate directing the several heads
of the executive departments "to report
to the Senate their several and respective
opinions upon the justice and propriety
oi increasing the compensation or ad
or any of the clerks in their respective
departments, and. if they deem such aug
mentation proper or necessary in any
case, that they state their opinion of the
reasonable amotint of such augmentation,'
1 have the honor to report that
copies of the resolution were referred to
the heads of the several offices of this
department, with a rquest that they
would report to me their views on the
subject as respects the clerks of their
respective offices. Reports from all have
been received and are herewith transmitted
to the Senate.
Increase in Pay Suggested.
"It is the opinion of the undersigned
that the salaries of those clerks who
now receive less than fourteen hundred
dollars per annum ought to be augmented
so that the employes now
receiving eleven hundred and fifty
dollars should hereafter receive fourteen
hundred dollars; those now receiving
one thousand, twelve hundred dollars.
and those now receiving eight
hundred, one thousand dollars.
"Respectfully. LEVI WOODBURT,
rretary of the Treasury."
In connection with this there were
letters to Secretary Woodbury from
several of his bureau chiefs, front
which the following extracts are given:
"Treasury Department,
"Apri> 28. 1836.
"Sir: I'nder a full conviction that I
the increase in the price of all the '
necessaries of life has been such as to
i t o.lorico at the
I rilUCI LUC |/l COCUV (juia i a v o wi. v??-w nw
in this office inadequate to their decent
or comfortable support, J beg leave
respectfully to report in Obedience to
your reference of said resolution, that,
in justice, an augmentation commensurate
with the enhanced price of the
necessaries of life alluded to should bi
made in those salaries.
"JXO. LAUB, Acting Comptroller."
Diary of Expenses in Evidence.
"Treasury Department,
"Second Comptroller's Office,
"April 20, 1836.
"Sir: I am favored with your communication
in relation to the resolution of the
honorable Daniel Webster; and, with a
view to furnish such information as the
honorable Senate may safely rely on, 1
requested Mr. Seaver, a gentleman In my
office, who keeps a regular diary of his
expenses, and who is proverbial for economy
and correctness#, to furnish me with
an account of the actual expense he has
incurred for the support of his family
for the last three or four years. These
statements I have now the honor to inclose
you. as affording the best information
1 can give.
"J. H. THORNTON."
And. then follows a long record of the
expenditures of John Seaver. which shows
that he paid 2u cents a pound for bu'.ter,
for two years' hire of a slave, J1V40
for two hogs and two legs of mutton, 13
cents for a hair cut, 31 cents for a bushel
of oysters, J7 for fifty pounds of cofTee,
$14 for 10M pounds of sugar, $2 for two
? ? ! ? i 1 *<14 ?i* ? *.- ? 0
gallons oi lamp vn, iui itr vuruo ui i
wood, including hauling and piling: $12
for two barrels of flour. $4 for one yard of
velvet for vest. $25 for a cow, and a long
list of other articles at about the same
relative prices.
Annual Expenditures.
Seaver's expenses for the year 1835 aggregated
S1.Mi.Uti; for 1834, $1,120.72, and
for 1833. $1,323.til.
There are other letters from other heads
of bureaus, and without exception all of
them advocate increases in salaries to
meet the then increasing cost of the necessaries
of life.
For example. Solicitor of the Treasury
V. Maxey wrote, in part: "From the Information
which has occasionally come
in my way, I am satisfied that such is the
increased expense of living in this city
that, without being liable to the Imputation
of extravagance, many of the clerks
with families are suffering much pecuniary
distress."
NAVY VERDICTS CONSIDERED.
Cases of Paymaster Haughey and
Lieut. Berry Before Deportment.
The cases of Paymaster Lawrence G
Haughey of the navy and First Lieut.
Benjamin F. Berry of the Marine Corps
are now undergoing review by Capt. Russell,
judge advocate general of the navy,
preliminary to submission for final action
to the Secretary of the Navy.
These two officers were tried recently
bv courts-martial, the former at Qoston
and the latter at Port Royal. S. C. Paymaster
Haughey was charged with inefficiency
in connection with the loss of
S2.9U0 of government funds from the gunboat
Castine. Lieut. Berry was charged
generally with conduct to the prejudice of
good order and military discipline.
New Lights Ordered.
Two changes of importance to vessel
masters operating on the upper part of
Chesapeake bay. In the characteristics of,
light* leading into the Susquehanna river,
have been authorized by the lighthouse
board and will shortly be made by the
officials of the fifth district.
A red sector is to be placed in Turkey
point light station and another in Fishing
Battery sation. below Havre de Grace.
The change will he that the intersection
of the two red sectors to the westward
of Turkey point will cut on Sandy point
middle channel buoy and the intersection
of below the Fishing Battery light will
cut on entrance buoy to Havre de Grace
channel, thus marking the tw? turning
points.
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BYRD TRIUMPHANT
Governor Upholds His Stand
on Income Tax.
NAMED FOR GOOD PLACE
Opposition to Speaker's Acceptance
Develops in Virginia.
BITTER FIGHT AGAINST SLEMP
Trial of Two Men Accused of Bobbing
Bichmond Post Office Will
Begin Wednesday.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
RICHMOND. Va.. April t6. 1910.
While there have'been some report* front .
Washington to the effect that Speaker
Richard E. Byrd of Winchester, one of
the best known public men In the state,
acknowledged to he a thlek-and-thin
party man, was to be thrown overboard,
the action of Gov. Mann seems to deny
the reports in a manner that ends the
suggestion. Mr. Byrd, during tne session
of the general assembly, made a fight
against the proposed amendment to the
federal constitution regarding the income
tax. He ran counter to the views of the
members of Congress and refused to accede
to their request that he wlthdrawhis
opposition. Senator Ba'ley came
here and mad? a speech with the intention
of persuading the members that the
amendment was right and proper.
Speaker Byrd opposed the position
taken by the Texan, and won out. The
senate patsed the amendment, hut it
was defeated in the house. It was said
that for that action Mr. Byrd was to be
given the gaff, that certain gentlemen
were determined that he should be retired,
but Gov. Mann has named him
as state counsel in litigation that affects
several of the state institutions at
a sa'ary equal to that of the attorney
general.
The appolrttment had hardly been made
before there was a protest against Mr.
Byrd's acceptance, it would seem that
a careful reading of the constitution
would nut Mr. RvrH mil nf Hill rnnnln?
the constitution providing that no member
of the general assembly should, during
the term for which he was e'eeted
ttwo years), be elected or appointed to
any civil office of profit.
Not an Office, Says Governor.
The governor holds that this is not an
office, that no commission or warrant
is issued and that there is a contract
that the person named shall give certain
services to the state whenever called on
by the governor or the attorney general.
Gov. Mann declares that there is not the
least question that Mr. Byrd is eligible
for the place to which he has appointed
him, and he insists that the appointment
is one which will save the state an enormous
amount of money each year. Mr.
Byrd will appear for all schools and
colleges and hospitals for a term of two
years, and at the same time ne is allowed
to attend to his private practice, a
thing which the attorney general is forbidotn
to do. No one doubts the wisdom
of the selection made by the governor,
for Mr. Bvjd is regarded as one of the
ablest lawyers in tne state, but there is
very decided difference of opinion as to
the right of the governor to name Mr.
Byrd for the position in view of the
language of the constitution.
v.apu juim lidTTiD, wno now is serving
his seventh consecutive term as representative.
from the metropolitan district
of Virginia (the third), is to have a fight
on his hands this fail. Judge J. Ashby
Wickham of Henrico, member of the
state senate, has announced his candidacy
for the nomination. Capt. Iamb nas also
formally announced his candidacy to succeed
himself. The committee has decided
to hold a primary August i), entries for
the contest to close at noon May The '
fee for the primary has been fixed at ?
<750. There is a report in circulation t
that former Gov. Montague also will en- '
ler the race and make it a three-corner- 1
ed struggle, though he hat*. not made an
avowal of such intention. <
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Fight Against Capt. Lamb.- '
Capt. Lamb always has .,een strong in
the district, defeating Col. Tazewell Ellett 1
during the "silver craze," and winning 1
each time since that. His hdme Is In ,
this city. Judge Wlckham was for a time i
judge of\he Henrico county court, mak
ing a spiendid record for fairness and '
justice while holding that position. He is 1
very strong in the counties, and in the
city is popular. He does not train witn
the administration, however, and two
years ago he was one of the members of ,
the senate who led the fight against the
confirmation of Judge William F. Khea
as a member of the state corporation ?
commission. He is a man of strong convictions
and marked ability, clear in dis- ]
cussion of matters before tne general as- ,
sembly and highly regarded. The fight ,
will be an interesting one .
Representative Slemp of the ninth dis- *
tricf is to be the target for the con- 1
eentrated fire of the democratic organiza- ]
tion this fall. The fight already is weil \
under way, and the democrats are organ- |
izing for the biggest campaign the dis- ; <
trict has seen since it dropped into the i '
republican column. Henry C. Stuart of I \
Russell Is conceded by the republicans to
be a very popular m^n, and there are
some of the prominent republican party |
leaders?SenatorsJohn C. .Noel of Lee, the
most prominent?who are declaring that
Slemp will not have the easy time in defeating
the democrats he has had in the
past. In fact, Senator Noel and others
are in revolt against Slemp because of ,
his retention of Brown, Allen and Tutwiler
in federal offices against the wishes
of the state organization. Senator Noel
already has announced that he will oppose
81emp for the nomination two years
hence.
Trial of Fay and Harris.
Wednesday morning next Eddie Fay '
and "I-attle Dick" Harris, the men
charged with the robbery of the post office
safe here, will be placed on thial before 1
Judge Edmund VVaddill in the United
States court. They are confined in the
county jail, which is guarded by county 1
officers, deputy sheriffs and deputy United
States marshals. The Jail is the most ,
modern in the south, having been completed
less than a year ago. The two men
appear to have lost all hope since they
were captured In New York, and decline
to talk about the case. Harry M. Smith,
well known as a criminal lawyer, will
conduct the defense.
At noon on Friday the old city of ManChester
passed Into history and hereafter
| will be a part of Richmond. This will
give Richmond a population of approximated'
140,000. The section of the city
formerly known as Manchester will be
known as Washington ward, and all the
officials have been stricken from the payj
roll of that city and are now on the rolls
as employes or Richmond. The new section
will be given representation In the
councils and the police and fire departments
of Richmond will be assigned to
duty on the other side of the river. A 1
| new bridge soon will be built, and the extension
of gas and water mains will be
among the first Improvements to be given
followed by the expenditure of many
thousands of dollars for street improvemeits.
Governor's "Wet" Invitation.
Next year there will be a conference ofj
the governors of the various states, and
Gov. Willson of Kentucky, chairman of!
the conference, is anxious to have the
governors meet with him at Frankfort.
He is prevented from urging the governors
to vote for his state, but he has sent
an invitation to Gov. Mann which is one
of the 'wettest" documents ever received I
by a temperance official. In his desire to 1
present the elalme and beauties of his
state Gov. willson prints some clever
verses in which the fragrance, the delights.
the smoothness and the joys of the
mint julep are set forth in a manner that
would make the mouth of a Kentucky colN
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snel water. Gov. Mann never was known
to take a drink, and the humor of the situation?to
have him vote to hold the con
rerence in the state in wnicn -tne corn is
full of kernels and the colonels full of
corn"?has provoked many a good laugh.
Gov. Mann may vote for Kentucky, but
tie has not so declared.
Qov. Mann has delegated Judge John E.
Mason to hold the April term of the corporation
court ot Fredericksburg for
Judge John T. Ooolrick, who is all.
Automobile owners are having hard
times, and not a day passes but there are
some of them in court for violating the
speed limit. The fine is $."0 and costs. A
special squad of police has been detailed
for the enforcement of the laws.
Eagles to Meet Here.
The fraternal order of Eagles will hold
i state convention here May 11-1 J, when 1
about 300 delegates from the several
jeries in Virginia will attend.
Capt. Franklin S. Hutton, stationed at
Buffalo. X. Y., and Miss Rose Meriand of
Knoxville, Tenn., were married here
rhursday. The bride has been living in
Vew York for some years. Capt. Hutton
is connected with the 12th Infantry, but
ie has be,en detailed for inspection work
n Virginia.
Beni-Mora Temple, Knights of Khoras;an,
will celebrate its third anniversary
Wednesday night with a ceremonial and
banquet.
COMMERCIAL MEN CALL
AND CONFER WITH TAFT
Statement of the Purposes of Southern
Congress Made by Executive
Committee.
President Taft yesterday received the
executive committee of the Southern Commercial
Congress, in session in this city.
A full statement of the purpose of this
patriotic endeavor was made to him by
President John M. Parker of New Orleans
and G. Grosvenor Dawe, managing
director, of Washington
The committee was made up of Messrs.
John M. Parker, president. New Orleans,
La.; Gen. Julian 8. Carr, second vice
president, of Durham, N. C.: Charles Hall
Davis, chairman of the executive committee,
of Petex-sburg, Va.; Edwin L.
Quarles, secretary, of Petersbui-g, Va.;
Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida,
Charles A. Douglas of Washington.
Thomas J. Southgate of Norfolk. Va. and
Representative Morehead of North Caro-1
lina. i
President Expresses Interest.
President Taft expressed his unreserved
interest in this co-operative endeavor to
make the advantages of the south fullyknown.
The executive committee appointed
Thomas L. Field of London, but formerly
of North Carolina, agent general for the
British Isles. Mr. Field will immediatelysome
to the United States qnd visit the
leading cities of the south.
G. Grosvenor^Dawe will leave today for
the Louisiana Farm Lands Congress, and
will visit points in Louisiana. Georgia and
Arkansas before his return to Washing
ton.
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Passing of the Winslow.
The torpedo boat Winslow is to be
stricken from the navy's active list, and
it is probable that the junk pile will be
her Inglorious end. The Winslow, on
which Ensign Worth Bagley, the' first
American officer killed in the war with
Spain, was shot, is fourteen years old,
and is so completely out of date that the
naval constructors have decided that it
would be waste of money to attempt to'
modernize her. ,
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Mrs. Ellis Logan, chairman of the art
committee of the State Federation of
Clubs, will present a five-dollar gold piece
to the boy or girl under sixteen years of
age making" the best free-hand drawing
of Continental Memorial Hall. Drawings
should contain the name and age of competitor
and be sent to 1253 Irving street
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northwest before May t. xne a warn win
be made at the annual meeting of the
federation May 4. when all of the drawings
will be on exhibition.
The Short Story Club met Tuesday
night at 522 6th street northwest, Mrs.
T. 13. Young, vice president, presiding In
the absence of President Wilder. The
program, in ?harge of Mr. Henry P. Holrien,
opened with an instrumental selection,
"Rustle of Spring," by Miss Booth.
Mrs. M. M. Metcalf s minutes of the
previous meeting met with applause. Mr.
Henry P. Holden's essay on "What Comets
Are, What They Are Not, and Why,"
was a melange of starry lore, illumined
with apt hits on persons and things. The
story of the evening. "Count Vicien's
Masterpiece," was presented by Richard
P. Evans, and a poem, "The Treasurer's
Plea," was given bjr Mrs. C. S. York.
Mr.,E. C. Palmer pleased with his original
"violin music, accompanied on the
piano by Mrs. Palmer: Miss Marie Becker
sang "L.es yeus bleus," accompanied by
Miss Jane Blatchford; encored, she rendered
"D4t moi." Miss Booth closed the
program with an instrumental number,
"Valse Arabesque."
The Columbia Heights Art Club met
Thursday at the home of Mrs. ,S. A.
olhaupter. when the president, Mrs.
Stokes, presided.
? * ?? T'ntflf.atlon in
Tne nisioric&i paiic >. - ?
Italy," by Mrs. Louisa Whitman Dorria.
showed careful preparation. After the
reading of her excellent paper on "Modern
Sculpture," Mrs. Grace Boynton
Logan exhibited many pictures of statues
which the Congressional Library had
kindly loaned for the occasion.
The hostess entertained her guests
with a "floral quiz." Two prizes wert
given, one a framed copy of Raphael's
"Madonna of the Chair," which Mrs.
Wolhartpter had brought with her from
Europe, and the other a cake. After
presenting each lady with a pink carnation,
symbolical of the colors of the
club, pink and green, the members dispersed.
The Catholic Woman's Circle will give
its' annual banquet tomorrow evening at
the Shoreham. Mgr. Shahan, rector of
the Catholic University, will be the guest
of honor, and Mrs. Carter, wife of the
senator from Montana, will act as toastmistress.
Mrs. Cooper, founder and president
of the circle, with other prominent
members and friends of the organization
will make addresses.
S
Potomac Chapter, D. A. R.. wag entertained
by the Misses Keathley and
Fitzhugh at their apartment at the Concord
Wednesday evening. The term of
ofth'e by the chapter's by-laws being limited
to two years, the nomination of officers
followed the report of committeea
and regular routine 'business. Those nominated
were: Regent, Mrs. W, H. Wanamaker;
vice regent, Mrs. L. H. Quirollo;
corresponding secretary. Miss L. V
Keathley; treasurer, Miss Lucie Hudson;
registrar. Mrs. P. G. Bodell; historian'
Miss ^Gunman: chaplain. Miss R. p
Branch. The nominations were unanimous.
The usual historical program followed.
In which Mrp. Wanamaker a paper
on "Boston" ahowed study and research.
The serving of refreshments gave
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Cloth Si
:re is not a suit in this lot that is w
n C ->nrn- <ntnr worth $2; on and $Ji
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rs; all sizes; newest spring inatei
ilored.
(Alterations, If Any, at Cost.)
ITE WAISTS. SILK COAT
or made. A reg- 52-inch Black
1.25 value any- feta (joat?; silk
We will sell , f
, , anteed for one
>nday 25 dozen
* Worth $15, $18,
70c $7.95
laranteed Silk
introduce this Petticoat the m
5 a concession in the price. They
5.00. but we shall place on sale ic
on day at -
Colors and black. Full width.
White Serge Suits
Newest n
I I are also sampl
II I save as much a
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6-Piece Wash Suits. Ta
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e $7.50 Dress?a manufacsamples.
If your size i* ex<
great bargain. - Monday's nin
$6,
$3.75
ucky IW(xr\
chase of
550 Men's Fine Worsted Spring
man & Co. of Baltimore, Md. T1
idelphia concern, but on account
mits were canceled and we took th
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sizes. Mixtures, blues and black.
D Suits at . .
orth $15, $18, $20
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opportunity for a social hour at the close
of the program.
Mrs. Ella Mrlntoah entertained the
Crittenton Wheel Club at her home, *2019
Columbia road, Thursday afternoon. Reports
were read by Mrs. Mary W. Stoo,
Mrs. M. Eleanor Brown and Mrs. Catnerine
Brumbaugh. Several musical selections
were rendered by Mrs. Abbie Woodburg
and Mrs. Ella Mclntdsh. followed
by a study in palmistry. Refreshments
were'served. The next meeting has been
postponed because of the D. A. R. Congress.
The Capjtol Hill Literary 8ocietv met
Monday evening at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. A. H. Frear, 22* 8th street
northeast. The program opened with a
vocal solo by Miss Mary C. French, accompanied
on the piano by Mrs. E. V.
Carr. A debate followed, on the subject
of "Resolved. That women should have
equal rights as men." Papers were read
by Mrs. Sanborn, Mrs. Gordon and Mr.
Gordon H. Lyle in the affirmative, and
those that spoke on the negative s,de
were Mr. Walport, Maj. I^awrence and
Dr. McKee. Among others that spoke
during the evening were Mr. Newton R.
Donaldson. Mr. Jesse Tull, Mr. A. H.
Frear, Capt. Hart and Mrs. Walport.
Prof. E. C. Kenney entertained the society
during the evening with solos on
the autoharp. ",
Constitution Chapter, D. A. R., was entertained
Tuesday evening by one of the
new rqenibers, Mrs. Grace- Ross Van Castell,
at her residence, 1233 Girard street,
the regent, Mrs. Morgan D. Lewis, presiding.
About forty members were present, Fol
lowing an unuauai amount ot ruuuuc outness
a delightful program was presented.
Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Smallwood gave
Impromptu talks relative to the principles
which govern our federal Constitu-,
tion.
The topic for study was "Woman In
Art." Mrs. Van Ness Cattna, ex-regent,
read an interesting paper; Mr. George C.
Ross father of the hostess, sang Kipling's
"Recessional." and the little five-year-old
laughter of Mrs. Van Castell captivated
by her rendition of verse.
Mrs. Jessie Perdue Halstead, another
new member, entertained the chapter
with her beautiful voice. The regent,
through the courtesy of Mrs. F. B. Moran,
extended an invltatidn to the following
young ladies of the chapter to participate
in the evening entertainment to
be given at her residence 'ater in the
month for the benefit of the Washington
Juvenile Club: Miss Judith Foster, Miss
Gertrude Nortort, Miss Lallian Norton,
Miss Belle Tanner, Mrs. H. A. l^ewis,
Mrs. E. R. Gaach and Mrs. G. R. Van
Castell.
The hostess served a buffet Juncheon
and a social hour followed.
Mrs. Arthur R. Burkholder, 1?2U M
street, entertained forty members of
Monticello Chapter. April 11 at a musical
with refreshments.
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A diversified program was given by
the Cercle des Precjeusee Ridicules at the
meeting Wednesday evening at the residence
of Mile. Hendley. Mile. Jane
Blatchford started the entertainment with
two readings. "Vers a une Femme" and
"Priere." These were so well received
that she was obliged to respond to an
encore. "The Broken Vase." Three songs
by Mme. Maxwell, accompanied by Mme.
Duff Lewia, were "O Beaux Reves Kvanouis,"
"Sweet Wind That Blows" and
"An Open Secret." ~ Recitation by Mile.
Fetecie Girardin. "Le Voyageur Egare
Dans lea Neiges"; piano solo, "Butterfly,"
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I TRIMMED HATS. I
1*af. 100 Hats; this sea^uar
son's newest shapes
and styles. Worth
year. ^ ^. Monday?s
$20. special, I
$2.98 I
; Petticoats, j
$2.981.
s Worth up to $301
iodels. highly tailored. These |||
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s $20.00. 1
alterations at Cost.) I
ffeta and Messaline Waists, 1
Worth $5, $6 and $7. I
\11 colors?newest models?an |||
reptional bargain at the begin- j|
ig of the season. Worth $5, Q
$2.95
i's Suits. I
Suits, purchased from S.
icse goods were made for a I
of the recent strike these iij
e entire lot at a great sacri- ||
est bargain we ever offered. II
$8.80J
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Mile. Hilda Wolfsteiner; reading. "L'uglais
Parle a Paris." by Mile. Victoria
Prud'homme: reading. "La Robe," bjr
Mme. Dore Wolfsteiner.
The annual business meeting of ths
Capitol Hill History Club was held .Wednesday
afternoon at the residence of Mrs.
C. D. Glass. 620 Maryland avenue northeast.
There was a full attendance and
one new member admitted. The yearly
reports were read, the report of the
treasurer showing a large surplus in the
I treasury. The election of officers for next
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taj icouhcu an iuiiu w?. mrs. l., i;.
Glass, vice president. The present officers
were re-elected: Mrs. T. F. Rorke.
secretary; Mrs. Charles Fisher, treasurer;
Mrs. C. F. Wood, critic. Mrs. J. C. TV>1den.
the present vice president, succeeds
to the presidency. The program committee
submitted the program of study for
next year, which was accepted.
AUTOS OK THE BAMPAGE.
Two Bun Away, One of Them Dashing
Into Carriage.
Two automobiles ran away in Washington
vest#rdav and one of them smashed
a carriage, proving that an auto can do
something besides break down on a dusty
road twenty miles from home. One of
the refractory machines is the property
of F. Wade, a resident of Langdon. Mr.
Wade leaped lightly from his seat and
left his car standing near the curb on
Pennsylvania avenue between 12th and
13th streets northwest yesterday afternoon.
Hardly had he vanished through
the .door of a building on the south aide
of the Avenue when the machine took the
bit in its teeth, and, with a puff of daflance,
started to move down the street In
search of adventure.
A man who was passing saw the antics
of the machine and jumped for the auto,
grabbing it by one of the rear wheels.
"Whoa, there.' he cried. "Where do
you think you'rq going?"
"That ain't no hose, bos*, said an aged
colored mag, who ranged up alongside
and helped the stranger hold the car
back. "Ain't never heard no one stop
one of des? yer things by talkin'."
The car dragged the two men a few
feet until they were assisted by several
others. The small crowd 'of heroes finally
brought the machine to a standstill. A
crowd collected to watch the panting
men hold the machine, its wheels still revolving.
Then Mr. Wade came out of
the building into which he had gone and
took in the situation at a glance. Ho
quickly quieted his car, and. after thanking
the rescuers, went on his way.
The other fractious car belonged to Mra
A. W. Thomas of the Grafton Hotel. It
Is an electric runabout and, while being
driven along Mintwood place yesterday
afternoon, became unmanageable
and dashed into a carriage owned by W.
F. Downdy? Itt22 L street northwest.
Dntli nreea ^emaoe/l WtlO m/vne
ouiii ?ciiivicb weir uauici?cu, i/ui uviiv ui
the occupants was injured.
JURY FREES CARVER.
Negro Indicted for Complicity in
Murder of Child Acquitted.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
T'PPER MARLBORO. Md.. April Id.?
Raymond Carver, colored, who was indicted
for complicity in the murder
of Mary Magdalene Howard, ten yeare
old. near Seat Pleasant, last November.
was tried this morning and acquitted
Edna Batson Howard, mother of
the child, wafc recently sentenced to life
imprisonment for the murder of the child
Carver, who lived with the Howard '
woman prior to the time she slashed her |
child's throat, was"not near Seat Pleasant
at the time the murder was committed.
He was indicted <because of statements
the woman made about him. Ha wae
represented *>y Attorney Joseph Robert*
of this county and M. T. Clinkecales of
Washington.
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