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AXISEXENTS TONIGHT. National?Frank Daniels In "The Girl hi the Train," 8:15 p.m. Belasco?"Excuse Me!" 8:15 p.m Columbia?Chauncey Olcott In "Barry ?f Ballymore," 8:15 p.m. Chase's?Polite vaudeville, 8:16 p.m. New Academy?"Hanlons* Superba," 8:15 p.m. Gay etjr?"Ginger Girls," 8:15 p.m. New Lyceum?"The Merry Whirl," 8:15 p.m. Caalao?Vaudeville and moving pic tures, 12:45 to 5:30 and 6:45 to 11 p.m. Majestic?Vaudeville and moving pic tures. 2:15 and 8:15. Cosmos?Vaudeville and moving pic turee. 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Arcade?Dancing and roller skat ing. The Avenue Grand, 7th street and Penn sylvania avenue southeast?Vaudeville and motion pictures, 8 p.m. Convention Hall Royal & Adams' in door circus. ?B.00, New 92.75. One lot I^arge Gas Radiators. ?16 12th?C. A. Muddlman & Co.?1204 G. HERCULES TO SAIL TODAY. Will Take North .the Last Load of I Ties for the Season. The big sea-going barge Hercules of Philadelphia has completed the loading of a cargo of about 12,000 railropgl ties, and will sail today from Budds ferry in tow of the tug Southern for Norfolk, en route to New York. The vessel arrived at Bomerset Beach November 27 last, and December 1 began taking the ties aboard. The cold weather and freeze greatly de- j layed the getting aboard of her cargo, and it was not until yesterday morning | at Budds ferry, where she was taken: to complete her cargo, that the last tie waa placed aboard her. The Hercules in the past year has taken several cargoes of ties from the Potomac to New York, and it is probable that she will come here In the spring for another load. The galling of the Hercules closes the tie phlpplng Industry on the river for the season, and no other barges will load until all danger of a freeze Is over. The coming shipping season will probably be a busy one, as the local tie-handling firms have orders on hand for ties that will require a large fleet of vessels to move. NOT FREED WITH A STIGMA. Names of Men Paroled From Prison Not to Be Published. Men who hav*> won their paroles from federal prisons will hereafter step back into the world to begin life anew, unad-, vertlssd and without the limelight of | poblleHr. Attorney General TOckersham and Rob-. eit V. La Dow. chairman of the parole boar& have decided that publicity in such n?9 helps to defeat the object of the parole law. TNm decision waa brought about largely by the protest of a convict in one of the | federal penitentiaries. Hie application for parole was under consideration, wten he WW published the names of ten men who had been paroled from Leavenworth penl tsoUarr. He withdrew his application with the explanation that be preferred prison to being released with such pub fn the future when the hoard makes its reoemmendations for releases and the At- ? torney General approves there, the pa-'| rolsd men will receive their liberty quiet ly. No man will be paroled at all who has not a promise of definite employment or assistance. To Honor New Official. Arrangements are being made by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity to hold a banquet In honor of the new assistant ?ecretary of the Interior, Carmi Thomp son, as soon aa he arrives In this city. A private directory containing the names and addresses of the members of the fraternity will be issued in the near future. Entertainment and Dance. Tne annual entertainment and dance of the Capital Beneficial Association was l eld at Old Masonic Temple last evening, being attended by more than 400 persons. Va entertainment program, to which Lynch Waller, Jack Hart. Louis French and Messrs. Hogan and Hunt contrib uted, several dances and a buffet lunch were the features of the evening. To Lecture on Banking. O. Howard Wolfe, manager of the tran sit department of the Philadelphia Na-| ttsnal Bank, it is announced, will lecture before the Washington chapter, American Institute of Banking, tomorrow evening | on "Collections and Transits." Mr. Wolfe represented the Philadelphia banking I concerts at a recent meeting of transit | men in Chicago. The lecturer will be the guest at dinner at the Raleigh Hotel to morrow evening. Taylor Arrested in St. Louis. Inspector Boardman. chief of detectives, received word from St. Louis,"Mo., today ihat Joseph Taylor is under arrest in that city. In a warrant issued by the United | States attorney here Taylor is charged with deserting his wife. Gracc Taylor, and his two children. Florence, seven years of age. and Irene. five years of age, August 4 lat-t. An officer will start for St. Loui* today for Taylor. ft m Mile Sometimes Three Fingers With out Nails at One Time. Began 25 Years A go. Xo Permanent Core. Began to I'se Cuticura Soap and Ointment. In a Short Time Nails Were Well. No further Trouble. I hi*?- suffered from the ?imr trouble tpain ful flnser nails* at different periods of uiy Itfr. 'I he Aral time <?f it* occurrence. perhaps, twenty tm> .ie?r* *g?. after trying l^mie reined lex with <?ut getting hclj>cd. I asked my doctor to pre ???rlhe for me. but It waa uot for a year or more that my nail* and Angers were well. Tbe In flammation ami suppuration began at the base of the finger nail. Sometimes It was so painful that I bn<i to use a poultice to Induce suppura tion After the pua was discharged the swelling i\Mld go down until the next inriod of Inflamma tas, possibly not more than a week or two afterward. These fre?|nent inflammations re sulted In tbe Iohs of the nail. I bad sometime* as many as three lingers in this state at one tlBK. ??Perhaps ten years later I began agala to saffer froai the same trouble. Again I tried Tariona remedies, amouy them a prescription from a doctor of a friend of mine, who had-suf fered from a like trouble. Thla seemed to help somewhat for a time, bat It waa not a perma nent cure: nest tried a prescription from my owa doctor. Imt this was so irritating to the sensitive, diseased skin tbst I could not use It. 1 began to uac Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I bad used tbe Cuticura Ointment previously on ?y children's scalps with good effect. I die not use the Soap eiduaWely, but 1 rubbed tbe Cuti cura Ointment into the base of tbe nail every might thoroughly, and as often besides as I could. I had not used it but a few weeks be fare my natla were better, and in a abort tltae they were apparently well. Tbere was nu more suppuration, nor inflammation: tbe nails grew ?at clean again. One boa of Cuticura Ointment waa all that I used in effecting a cure." Mgaed) Mrs. I. J. Hoe ton. Katonah. N. Y.. Apr. 11 1JM0. On Ha?t. 21 Mrs. Hortoa wrote: "I have bad no further return of tbe trouble with my ?ager natla." ^ Sold everywhere. Send to Potter Drag 4 Chen. Corp.. Boa tau/tor, free book en tie Skta, The Family Upstairs?How Could Mr. Dingbat ILL. All* A\ MDfc CfcAWtUPl ^Xs?KATA|j? rir&V"1 7Pr DIM RE-ELECTED AUTO CLUB PRESIDENT j Officers for the Ensuing Year Named at Annual Meeting at Hotel Grafton. The annual meeting of the Auto mobile Club of Washington was held last night at the Hotel Orafton, cor ner Connecticut avenue and De Sales street northwest. A feature of the meeting was the election of officers for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows: President, William S. Duvall; vice president, Le Roy Mark; secre tary and treasurer, W. Hamilton Smith; captain, T. S. Johnson; lieuten ant. Frans Kopf; board of directors. Wallace Chiswell. Harrington Mills, W. C. Long, M. T. Pollock, E. H. Johansen, j P. B. Pyle, Claude Miller. William D. West, John K. Heyl and Joseph M. , Stoddard. W. 8. Duvall, who had just tom pled the unexpired term of H. Chad wick Hunter, who resigned last spring on account of ill health and is now in Denver. Col., was unanimously re elected to the presidency. The club, in recognition of the un tiring efforts of President Duvall in behalf of the club and the excellent work which he has done with regard to legislative matters and matters per taining to the general motoring public, voted unanknou^y for his re-election. Appreciation of Services. Elliott P. Hough, the retiring secre tary, received an expression of the" ap preciation of the club in a resolution unanimously adopted, and also Harrington Mills, for the use of the Hotel Grafton and the hospitality which he has dis played to the club. The meetings of the club will continue to be held here until the arrival of spring. In the interim the clubhouse on Georgia avenue has been closed temporarily. A letter was read from the president of the Hagerstown Automobile Club ask ing the oo-operation of the motorists of the District in their fight against the Maryland automobile authorities, com pelling the recipient of motor tags to pay the expressage when the tags are delivered annually. The law on this sub ject states that these numbers are to be delivered to the automobile owners at no further expense than the license fee. It is probable that the Hagerstown Club will make a test case in the courts in the near future to decide the question. The motorists of Washington secure their tags at a local branch of the Maryland automobile authorities and are not re quired to pay the extra expressage. The Automobile Club of AVashington contemplates giving several events dur ing the present year. Including a hill climb and possibly an extended endurance contest. Pastor Russell mt Brooklyn Taber nacle, at Convention Hall, Sunday, Jan uary' 29. 3. p.m.?Advt. WILL DECLARED VOID. Estate of Thonps J. Anderson Dis tributed Among His Children. Finding that Thomas J. Anderson, a former policeman, was adjudged insane shortly after executing his will, July 28, 1900. a jury in the Probate Court, before Chief Justice Clabaugh, returned a verdict breaking the will. By Its terms be quests of $5 each were made to four of his children, and the remaining estate devised to a son, Robert Ernest Anderson. The four children Med a caveat, pro testing against the receipt of the bulk of the estate by their brother, and sought to share equally with him. By the settlnK abide of the will the es tate will be distributed equally among the five children. Attorney W. A. Ooombe represented the caveators, and Attorneys Darr, Peyser & Curtin and Wilton Strasburger appeared for the beneficiary under the will. Correct tailoring for men. Owen, 1504 H. ?Advt. LIGHT RECEIPTS OF SHAD. Herring Caught in North Carolina Waters Brought Here. As yet the receipts of shad from south ern waters have been very light, falling much short of those of last yeason, which was but fair. Usually this late in Janu ary several shipments of the big fish are received each week by the dealers st the 11th street wharf wholesale market, and the flsh are on sale In plenty In the mar kets. Shad begin running In Florida and Georgia this month' and gradually work their way up the coast until in the early part of March, If the season Is favorable, they appear in Chesapeake bay. and about two weeks later.start up to the Po tomir. Men at the flsh wharf who have made a study of the habits of the shad say that a poor season In Florida gen erally means a scarcity in the catch of the big flsh In the Potomac, but as yet it Is a little too early for them to make pre dictions ae to the eucoess or failure of the coming shad-catching season. The herring, which accompanies the shad into the Potomac in the spring, has already been on the market in Kood quantities and is being caught In North Carolina waters. The dealers are daily receiving shipment# of the flsh, which are In de mand at prices ranging about $2.90 to |3 a hundred. ) CHAIRMEN ANNOUNCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Make-Up of Retail Merchants' Asso ciation Bodies Is Given Out. The chairmen of the various (Committees of the Retail Merchants' Association, at I a meeting in the Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon, announced the make up of their committees as follows: Arbitration?W. W. Everett (chairman), B. M. Bridget, Z. D. Blackistone, Morris Hahn, L. E. Burdine, C. A. Goldsmith, Sidney West and Morris Mayer. Trade abuses?Alfred Mayer (chairman), Samuel Hart, I. Goldenberg, D. J. Kauf man, L. Calliaher, G. Erlebacher, T. Gros- | ner, J. L. Leverton and Simon Kann. Country trade?A. D. Prince (chairman), Isaac Gans (vice chairn^n), H. C. Berg heimer, A. C. Moses, Smoot ?& Jelleff, Harry King, William D. West, R. P. An drews, M. G. t'opeland, John Hansen, Charles Kaufman & Sons, S. N. Meyer and Charles Schwartz. Home trade-rM. A. Leese (chairman), Joseph Berberich, Joseph Jacobi, William M. Balderston, A. O. Hutterly, John C. Casady, Calvert Rosenthal, M. El sen mann, Louis Hlrsh, H. C. Karr, G. A. Kneessi, the Louvre, Isadore - Saks, S. Selinger. Relations with employes?R. P. Andrews (chairman), T. C. Dulin (vice chairman>, Isaac Gans, Morris Hahn, Alexander Hecht, D. J. Daufman, Henry Lauman, A. C. Moses, W. W. Everett, Simon Kann. A. Lisner, Samuel Hart, Julius Garfinkle, Louis Levy, Morris Mayer. Membership?W. W. Norman (chair man), Roe Fulkerson, Sidney West, Jo seph Schenker, Sidney Reizenstein, Julius Garfinkle. R. P. Andrews, Melvln Behr ends, Isidor Goldheim, J. B. Henderson, H. L. Kaufman, Harry Kaufman, E. H. Etz, L. F. Lusby, Max Rich, George Strauss. Credit bureau?Gersort Nordllnger (chair man), Max Fischer (vice chairman), Julius Garfinkle, Simon Kann, B. H. Stinemetz & Son Co., T. C. Dulin, Philip Herrmann, Samuel Hart, W. B. Moses & Sons, Hecht & Co., M. Fellheimer. W. W. Norman, Julius Lansburgh, A. Sigmund. "AWi," Lyric Theater, Baltimore, by Chicago Opera Company, Thursday, j January 26. Train leaves Union station 7 p.m., via Baltimore and Ohio R.R., run ning through to Mt. Royal station, op posite theater. Returning leave Mt. Royal station at 11:23 p.m., after the performance. For tickets and full in formation call on T. Arthur Smith, 1411 j F street northwest.?Advt. Statue Sites and Park Plans. To the Editor of Tbe Star: The article by L. F. Chew in last Sun day's issue of your paper, in which he criticises our parks and statuary, is & bit puzzling. It may appear to some that a statue with uncovered *head and .without cloak is more democratic and pleasing, but if statuary is to be confined to the type of a genial host, the dashing and inspir ing types will become things of the past, and sculpture will begin to take on the appearance of a receiving committee. The writer also says that he is not in favor of statues in close proximity to trees and shrubbery?"statues alongside of great buildings, such as the Treasury and Cap itol, would be at their best.'* In this I think he is wrong. The beauty of a statue lies in its proportions and grace ful lines, and to enhance these qualities it must have a setting or background that will not detract. Sucli a back ground as a large building is apt to mar, and certainly to dwarf. For instance, the Shepherd statue?we cannot say that it is at its best with such a towering background. It seems also that the writer is trying to make a plea for what is natural and artistic: yet he would have "broad, straight walks running diagonally from corner to corner'' of Lafayette Park. Winding walks seem to be more in keep ing with nature and the artistic. While it may be a great time saver and money maker to have these "broad, straight walks." commercialism and speed, it ap pears to me, are a bit outside of the sub ject under discussion, viz, art and nature. Mr. Chew also states that he desires to make a plea for nature in the planting of flower beds. I agree with him that geometrical designs are exactly contrary to a real artistic appeaTance (as are "broad, straight walks"), yet I do not think the planting of all one color in one bed. though it may catch the eye, is quite like nature. "A regiment of sol diers with each man in a different uni form" would look que^r, yet it seems to me that buttercups, bluets, daisies, vio lets and the many oth??r vari-colored flowers growing helter-skelter in the woods, nature's own garden, are anything but Jarring on one's sense of the beau tiful. ANTONIO BORRETT1. 1 ? Concert at Fort Myer. By 15th Cavalry Band and Orchestra, at Post Gymnasium. Fort Myer, Va,, George F. Tyrrell, Chief Musician, Director. Today at 8 p.m. Program: First Part?String orchestra. Wedding March Mendelssohn Selection. "The Sho-Gun"...Luders Novelette, "Cecilia". Klein Reverie, "Roses' Honeymoon," Bratton Yankce Patrol : Meach am Second Part?Band. Overture. "SuiAmer Night's , Dream" Suppe Walts. "Les ?irenes "... Waldteufel Plcolo solo, "Scenes That Are Bright," (from "Maritana"), , Jacob Wassermart Concert Polka, "Bonne Bouche," Waldteufel Fackeltanz, in B flat....Meyerbeer AND THE COUNTY Purchase by Taxpayers of Turnpike From Sligo to Ashton Is Proposed. Spceiil Correspondence of The 6t*r. ROCKVILLE, Md., January 25, 1911. Asa M. Stabler, representing: the tax payers of Colesville district, this county, talked with the county commissioners here yesterday with a view to having the taxpayers of Colesville district purchase the Washington, Colesville and Ashton turnpike, extending from Sligo to Ash ton, a distance of twelve miles, and deed it to the county commissioners to be maintained at county expense. The pike, which is a toll road, has not, it is said, paid a dividend for many years and the stockholders are said to be willing to sell out at a very low figure* It is understood that the pike can be bought for 17.000 and the proposition made by Mr. Stabler to the commission ers is to raise the amount by a bond issue against Colesville district, the com missioners to make a special levy against i the property in the district to pay the in terest and gradually redeem the bonds. | Special Election Needed. The commissioners, it is said, regard i the proposition as reasonable and are inclined to accept it. The matter would first have to be passed upon, however, by the taxpayers of the district, who are voters, the commissioners being em powered under the law to call a special election for the purpose. Justice of the Peace Joseph Reading and Sheriff Viett went to Wheaton this: morning to hold an inquest into the death of J. Aquilla Windham, an aged resident of Wheaton district, who died Monday morning as the result of injuries received in an accident the week before. It is understood that relatives of the dead man requested that an inquest be held. An automobile frightened a horse Mr. j Windham was driving. Hi? buggy was upset and he was thrown out. The ac cident occurred on the 7th street pike, near Wheaton. jNamed as Constables. The county commissioners have ap pointed Benjamin C. Hughes and Ira Hall constables for Rockville and Darnes town districts, respectively. They also will act as dog tax collectors. i The case of Mrs.. Laura V. Harvey of ! Washington, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Foley of 1 New Jersey, Miss Mary R. Offutt of | Washington, and Mrs. Rose B. Bradley of Virginia, against Mrs. Fredella Offutt, ! widow of Franklin I. Offutt. and execu ' trix and sole beneficiary under his will, which is an action to break Mr. Offutt's will on the ground that at the time it was executed he was mentally irrespon sible, is in progress in the circuit court here. It is being tried before a jury, with Judge John C. Motter on the bench. Rob ert B Peter of Rockville represents the widow, and W. O. Spates of Rockville and R. C. ?>. Moncure and Maurice Wam pler of Fairfax Court House, the contest ants. The plaintiffs are sisters of the man whose will they are seeking to have declared null and void. r. Beglnnlag Thursday, Jaauary 28, Har vey's restaurant will serve a table d'hote lunch for 00 cents and dinner for $1 in the red room. Music. WORK IN LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE, j . I Recent Changes in Buoyage in Vir ginia Waters. j The lighthouse service steamer Orchid lpst week visited the lightship on the Winter Quarter shoal, Va., and after sup plying her with fuel and other stores, re turned to Portsmouth, Va., preparatory to taking up work In other parts of the district. The engineers' steamer Jessamine is on the James river erecting new beacon lights at Stove point and in Herring bay at the entrance *to the Appomattox river, Va. The Jessamine last week completed erecting range lights on the Kettle bot toms In the lower Potomac. The light house tender Holly is expected to visit the Potomac in a few days to overlook the buoys. A notice to mariners regarding changes in buoyage in Virginia waters ha* been issued from the office of the lighthouse inspector, as follows: Virginia?Elizabeth river?Sewall point shoal gas buoy, No. 3, position changed September 23, 1911: Old Point Comfort lighthouse, 38 degrees 20 minutes true (ne. 3-10 n. mag), w. mag.; Newport News middle ground lighthouse, 237 de grees 30 minutes true (sw. by w. %); Hampton creek light, 353 degrees 30 min utes true (n. % w. mag.) Elizabeth river entrance bell buoy. No. 2, replaced In position January 21, re ported out of position January 16: Oraney Island flats north end buoy. No. 4, spar, replaced January 21: found missing; channel buoy, No. 8, spar, replaced Jan uary 21, found adrift; channel buoy, No. 28, second-tflasa nun, replaced January 21, found adrift: Power of Temperance Reform. "The Power of Example in Temperance Reform" is the subject of a lecture tobe given at the Catholic University of Amer ica tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock by Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan, C. S. P. Thia is the fourth of a series of temperance lectures. I ANACOSTIA. * : ? The funeral of John Erhardt, who died Sunday morning last at his residence, 1611 Good Hope road, Anacostia, was held from his late residence this after noon at 2 o'clock. Interment was In Prospect Hill cemetery. Anacoatia Chapter, No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, has elected officers to serve for the coming year, as lollows: Charles Walsh, high priest; Franklin S. Gicker, king; W. Lawrence, scribe; W. 8. Dodge, secretary; A. B. Garden, treasurer; Sam uel W. Pumphrey, captain of the host; Eugene E. Thompson, principal sojourner; i^agar R. Balderson, royal arch captain; D. jr. R. McGregor, master of first veil; James Marbury, master of second veil; , Hind, master of third veil. The nigh priest, king and scribe named as their proxies- Samuel W. Pumphrey, E. i,. vJni'580rr aD^ E. R. Balderson. Or ville Drown installed the officers Mon day evening, with the exception of the high priest, whose installation will take place Friday evening. Grats Dunkum presented the retiring high priest with the Jewel of his position. WITH MILITARY HONORS. Bwitl of Capt. J. G. M. Blunt, IT. S. A,, Retired, at Arlington. Funeral services for Capt. J. Y. Mason Blunt, U. S. A., retired, a descendant fof Francis Scott Key, who died at Manila November 28 last, will be held at the Ar lington national cemetery Friday morn ing at 11 o'clock. The body arrived at San Francisco Several days ago and was I brought across the continent. Rev. John tjuirk of Georgetown Uni versity, who is an old friend of the Blunt family, will officiate.- The burial will be held with full military honors and sev eral companies from Fort Myer will fire three volleys over the grave. Col. Joseph Glrard, commandant of the post, will be in command. Capt. Blunt was a native of this city and was sixty-two years old. He was a son of Simon Frazer Blunt of the United States Navy, and his mother. Ellean Key Blunt, was a daughter of Ffancls Scott Key, the author of "The Star Spangled Banner." Services were held at Manila previous to sending the body across the Pacific. Capt. Blunt's wife and one son, Wilfred Blunt, who Is & member of the graduating class at West Point, and two sisters, Alice Key Blunt and Mary Key Blunt of the Sacred Heart Sisterhood of Montreal, Canada, survive him. MASS FOR THE DEAD, Services This Morning in Tribute to Michael M. Brannan. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church this morning for Michael M. Brannan, a newspaper man, who died last Sunday of heart trouble in Provi dence Hospital. The Interment was in Mount Olivet cemetery. Brief cervices were held preceding the mass. Mr. Brannan was born in Alabama, was sixty-five years of age and resided at 75 New York avenue northeast. He ?became seriously ill a few weeks ago and was taken to Providence Hospital Mr. Brannan came north at the close of the war and engaged in the newspaper business, serving for a time on the edi torial staff of a New York paper, and later going to Newark, where he was employed for a time. Several years later he removed to Phila delphia, where he was engaged at vari ous times on the papers of that city. Later he went south to accept a position and later established a paper at Eufaula, Ala. He was prominent in state politics ISth aad H S.Bh Star Braacfc. 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, Rooms for Rent, Lost and Found, etc., only 1 cent per word each insertion. APPROVES THE "FIRE STOPS." Chief Wagner Gives Reasons for Op posing Their Abolition. Fire Chief Wagner says he would op pose with a great deal of vigor any at tempt to a/bollsh "fire stops," as sug gested' in a statement published this morning. The records of the fire depart ment show few acc.dents arising as the result of collision between cars and fire apparatus, but the accidents which have oocurred have been of the hairbreadth escape kind. It is thought by Chief Wag ner that with "fire stops" eliminated there would be great danger to apparatus and passengers on the street cars. These "fire stops" are designated by the < ommmlssloners as crossings where street cars must come to a full stop give the motorman a chance to see whether a fire engine is running or not, and then proceed. The stops are recom mended by the chief of the fire depart, ment aceprding to the location of fire houses, fire plugs and changes in the running cards of engine companies. Hood's Pills "I had been troubled with constipation for yean. when I gave a sample of Rood's Plus a trial. I was ao much pleased with the result I immediately purchased sereral bottles, and have taken the pi 11 a regularly ever alnec. I am now entirely free from conatipation and my health la better in erery way." ? M. E. Horey, 220 E. 121st St.. New York, N. Y. Hood's Pills are parely vegetable, easy to take, e??y to operate. Try them. All druggists. ur MADE B* HOOD IT'S GOOD. CALEDONIAN BANQUET IN HONOR OF BURNS Sons of Scotia to Celebrate 152d Anniversary of the Poet's Birthday. Today la the 162d anniversary of the birthday of Robert Bums, the Scotch bard. The members of the Caledonian Club of this city have planned to cele brate th? event with banquet, songs and speeches. The affair will take place at the old Masonic Temple, 9th and F streets, this evening. It has been the custom of the Cale donian Club to celebrate the poet's anni versary in this manner for the past twen ty-five years. This year's event will be in keeping with those of former years if the plans of the committee having the af fair in charge . do not miscarry. The Caledonian Club is the only Scotch or ganization in the city that will mark the event by a special observance, and a large attendance of the sons of the land of the heather is anticipated. Representative Philip P. Campbell of Kansas, Representative Henry A. Cooper of Wisconsin, Alexander Bain, William Jardine and other members of the club will respond to toasts. There will be a program of music contributed by Macfar lane Brockett, James Anderson, William Petrie, Messrs. Mcpherson and Kay, pip ers; Prof. Huntress, William Jardine, Wil liam Smith and C. Deuchars. The committee in charge consists of J. D. Higgins, John Robertson, Hugh Reid, A. Robertson, R. Adams, J. Ramsay, Oeorge Kay and A. Slesson. Alexander Robertson is president of the Caledonian Club and Hugh Reid secre tary. , TWO NEW BAY STEAMEBS. Builders Expect to Finish Them Ahead of Contract Time. The construction work on the two new steaxners building at Sparrows Point, Md., for the Norfolk-Baltimore route of the Chesapeake Steamship Company, is progressing rapidly, and the builders ex pect to be able to deliver the vessels to their owners ahead of contract time. The hulls of the vessels were completed and launched December 3 and in the past six weeks the boilers and machinery have been installed on both steamers, smoke stacks are in position and the joiners and carpenters are pushing the woodwork ahead. The new steamers are named the City of Norfolk and City of Baltimore, in honor of the two ports between which they will ply. They are to be among the fastest of the large fleet of fast steam ers that are employed on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. FINAL SHOW TONIGHT. a Irfdoor Circus at Convention Hall Nears the Close. Royal & Adams' indoor circus, which has drawn large numbers of amusement lovers to Convention Hall daily and nightly for the past ten days, will give its final exhibition this evening. A spe cial program of thirty-three displays and 100 acts has been prepared for the final performance. Every feature of the indoor circus will be presented, including the tricks and other feats of the trained horses, the airship ascensions, the acrobatic and contortionist acts and the never-ending humor of the two score or more clowns who enliven the intervals ? between the acts. The circus has been exhibiting under the auspices of Almas Temple of the Mystic Shrine for the benefit of its char ity fund and to aid in reuntforming its Arab Patrol. HEALTH CANDIES 100% PUKE. ICE CREAM SODA | Wonderfully de licious at all seasons. Our Fresh Fruit Syrups, prepared by us daily* are a specialty for which we are noted. * 1203-1205 G St. Glace Nuts. Open Evenings. THE FINE8T THAT NATURE PRODUCES. MALAGA * GRAPES The Exquisite Freshness of these Grapes and their Delicate Juices render them inexpressibly enjoyable to invalids and others. The Fruit & Nut Shop 1231 G St. ALONG THE RIVER FRONT. Arrivals. Standard Oil Company tug No. 12. towing tank barges No. 3 and No. 57, oil in bulk from Baltimore to this city and Alexan dria; tug Camilla, with a tow of oyster laden vessels from the lower Potomac; tug Southern, towing four coal-laden barges from Chesapeake City to George town; schooner John R. Dixon, oysters in the shell from a Potomac point to the dealers here; barges Choptank. Ellen fe Jennings. Patuxent and Potomac, hard coal from Philadelphia at Georgetown; schooners Etta and M. J. Stevenson, oys ters in the t?hell from the Wicomico river for 11th street wharf marjcet; flkttie Emma, at Alexandria, to load for a Po tomac point. Departures. Schooner Hallie K., light, for a Potomac point to load oysters in the shell back to the market here; barge Quantico, gravel from Georgetown for Norfolk, in tow of tug Southern; Alexandria Chemical Com pany covered Htrhter from Alexandria for Cabin Branch mine pier to load py rites for Alexandria acid works; schooner Oscar, light, for Coan river to load lum ber back to this city; power barge Louira, light, for Nomini to Nad back to this market; barge Hercules, railroad ties, from Budds ferry for New York via Nor folk; tug James O. Carter, with a lighter in tow for a down-river point; tug Mi nerva, for a river point with lighters in tow. Memoranda. Barkentine Smith is due at the capes of the Chesapeake with asphalt from the ? Inland of Trinidad for thi? city; schooner Ella Hill is at a down river point loading oj-^ters in the shell for Alexandria; schooner Mary l,ee has sailed from Baltimore for the Rappahannock river to load lumber; schooner Mary and Rebecca is at a Po tomac point to load oysters for the mar ket here; schooner Grace G. Bennett, with lumber from North Carolina, has arrived at Norfolk en route to this city; schooner William H. McGuire la in Nomini creek to load oysters for the market here; tug Dixie has arrived at Norfolk with a tow of barges from this city; schooner S. Sawyer is due at this city with lunjber from Port Royal, Va.; schooner Biscoe ! is at a Potomac point loading cord wood i for this port. ! ? Washington Council Entertains. Under the direction of its lecturer. Dr. J. Lawn Thompson, Washington Council, No. 234, Knights of Columbus, had an entertainment for its members, following its regular meeting, last evening. A local troupe of colored people presented a pro gram of plantation life under the title "An Old-time Plantation Hoe-down," which Included songs, solos, quartets and choruses, buck-and-wing dancing and banjo, guitar and mandolin selection*. The council chamber was appropriately decorated for the event, and the ap plause of the members proclaimed the en tertainment a success. The house of , plainly marked prices Much of our best Fur niture is being offered at greatly reduced prices. You can buy NOW, taking advantage of these reductions.' and we're perfectly willing to charge your purchases on an open account. So far?as possible, we desire our old customers to benefit from this sale. We know that the values are reliable ? that the prices arc lower than can be found elsewhere?and those who now have an account with us need not hesitate to add to it if anything is necessary to make home comfortable. It's a genuine oppor tunity to save money? we're glad to help you with any accommodation desired. Leese Bifocals Made to Your Individual Order. If yon seed glasses for reading and distance you will find Leesc Bifocals best from everj tlewpoint. MA II Msonfactnrtng Optfctaa. ? rt. 1UCT79V, 6U Btk a.w. 'alifornia Sauterne ?from Livermoro Valley, desus reproduction of merit, 94 dozen. Christian Xander*s FAMILY QUALITY BOUSE, 909 7th St. No branch bouses. WW ww W ? CITY ITEMS. Oar Special I'rlre <>? Yellow Plu LATHS still holds good. Gft In vour or der. Phone EISIXGKR BUGS.. 2109 7th. Health and Look l.lfe Are T?ra tilings which ARNOLD'S OGDKNSBL'RO ALK will help you enjoy. A delicious, Mit infying beverage of exceptional tonic value. Grocers, or tel. Arlington Rot. Co., \V. 34. Wn. i aaaoa'a Celebrated Purlaalata Rye ?a fine quality whisky that Is valued by physicians for medicinal purposes. Try It. 1225 7th. la Pelat of A*e Heurlch'a Beera ?easily outrank all others. Maerzen and Senate are matured from six to ten months before leaving the brewery. Two doz., .$1.75; 2 doz. Lag^r. $1.fi0: bot. re bate, 50c. Postal or phone West !??*?. Strictly Freah Country Rkki, 25r far doz.; Best Hlgin rreamery Butter, 30r per lb.; at P. K. Oha?onas & t'o.'s, '.?th and I^a. ave. Phones Main 110 and 111. Repair Yoor Old Sewlajr Machine. Our specialty is to make It do a whlla longer. Davis Agency, 913 Pth st. I H ill Bay Yoar Mlalag Morki. A. R. Grever, 712 Union Trust Buildli 28* Barrel of Molasses Breaks Ankle. Seymour Alexander, colored, of B street southwest, was treated at Emer gency Hospital last evening for a frac tured ankle. A barrel of molasses rollad on Alexander's ankle while he was la front of 332 G street southwest. Accent on the CLUB.1 Notice particularly the Taste of MARYLAND CLUB WHISKEY ?its rich fragrance? its smooth, mellow warmth?its delicious afterglow. It is, indeed, the whiskey of delight ful taste. For sale at all bar*. For sale by all grocers. CAHX. RF.f.T A CO.. FiQ)?riolori?. Hiillinwrf. M4. Luscious Fruits from All Over the World. You will always find us pre pared to cater to your needs In fruits. The Choicest Pearhe?, Plums, Fresh Figs and Japanese Per simmons and other fruits. Making up fancy baskets of frulta a specialty. California Fruit Co. 1341 F St. N.W. BRANCH STORE. Next to Dulln & MartUi'a. YOU can look for better results from your advertising when you employ us to give it our experienced attention. We write the right ads to make advertising good advertising. Star Ad Writing Bureau, Robert W. Cos. Rooms 103-108-104 F. T. Hurley, Star Building, W. L. Tanrey. Phone M. 214*.