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amusements tonight. National?"The Commuters," 8:15 p.m. Belasro ? Douglas Fairbanks In "The Cub." 8:15 p.m. Columbia?George Evans and his Honey Kov Minstrels, 8:15 p.m. Chase'*?Polite vaudeville, 8:15 p.m. New Academy ? "As tlie Sun Went L>own,-' 8:15 p.m. Gayety?Fads and Foliiee Company. 8:15 ?> m. New Lyeeum?"Follies of the Day#" '?ilS p.m. ?"'aslno ? Vaudeville and moving pic i .res. li';45 to 5:110 and tt:45 to 11 p.m. Majestic ? Vaudeville and moving pic tures, 2:16 and 8:15. ? 'osmos-Vaudeville and moving pic tures, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Arcadc?Dancing and roller skat ing. The Avenue Grand, 7lh street and Penn sylvania avenue southeast ? Vaudeville .?nd motion pictures, S p.m. Mahoitaay Din inn Room Furniture, 'Colonial Mahogany Bedroom Furniture and other beautiful furnish ings for every room in the home, manu facturer's selected productions, to be sold ?it low cash prices. You would do well to this exhibit before purchasing else where. Personal and courteous attention. Nothing misrepresented. Wilson & Mayers, 1227 and 1229 G st ?5.00, Now 92.75. One lot Large Gas Radiators. ?>16 12th?C. A. Muddlman & Co.?1204 G. FILED FOE PKOBATE. Wills of Thomas P. Woodward, Mrs. Gertrude Noll and Others. The will of Thomas P. Woodward, who died suddenly January 26 last, has boen tiled for probate by his brother, Dr. "Wil liam C. Woodward, health oflicer of the District. The testament was executed April 23. ISOtf, and provides that his entire estate go to his widow, Annie V. "Wood ward. She Is also named as executrix. Ky the terms of the will of Mrs. Ger trude Noll, dated April 7, lt)08. the bulk of uer estate, valued at $20,000, Is devised to ier nephew, John H. Ruppert. in trust Premises 1007 8th street i$ to be held for the benefit of her son. Henry J. Noll, for life, then until his youngest child at tains majoritj. Mouses 1824 and 1826 7th street north west are to be for the benefit of her vrrandchildrcn, C. Henry Noll and Ger trude R. Noll. The trustee is to hold premises 1009 8th street for her grand daughter. Annie (\ Reith. and 1005 Sth street for her grandson, Joseph Reith. The son, Henry J. Noll, is to have the household effects and one-half of the re maining estate. The other half is to be held in trust by Mr. Ruppert for the two grandchildren. Joseph and Annie C. Reith. Mr. Ruppert is named as exec utor. Mrs. Emma Reese is to receive the en tire estate left by her husband, William H. Reese, according to his will, dated September 14. 1893, and offered for pro bate. She is also named as executrix. 25th and Prnna. Ave.. Star Branch. Herbst's Pharmacy, 25th and Pennsyl vania avc. n.w., receives "Want Ads" for The Star. Wanted Help advertisements are only 1 cent per word each insertion. KETTLE BOTTOMS CHANNEL. Lighthouse Service Authorities Pre paring to Mark the Shoals. The lighthouse service steamer Hol ly, after taking aboard the lanterns arjd other outfit which is to be used in the four beacons recently establish ed to mark the new east channel through the Kettle Bottoms shoals, in the lower Potomac, has sailed from Baltimore for the Kettle Bottoms and is installing the lights and putting the beacons in readiness for service early m this month. The lighthouse au thorities will give notice of the date the new guides through the Potomac shoals will be ready for service. The channel through the Kettle Bot toms. .which is to be marked, was dredged several years ago and vessels drawing twenty-four feet of water, it js said, can come through It at low water. It has been marked by the usual spar buoys for day navigation and the .installation of the four light buoys will make navigation aeross the shoals as easy at night as it now is by day. The placing of the beacons in the Kettle Bottoms channel was made in tollowing out the plan of the authori ties to make the National Capital easy ? ?f access by water. trompers on Speaking Tour. Samuel Gompers of the American Fed eration of Labor is to deliver an ad dress at a mass meeting in the interest of organized labor in Detroit. Mich., this evening, and tomorrow evening is sched uled for a speech to the friends of or ganized labor at Toledo, Ohio. He left Washington yesterday on a speaking tour of the middle west, and will deliver a number of speefrhes before his return. Takes Pride in Her Costumes, "Cousin Janet" has no false pride, but uhe wishes her little friends to look in next Sunday's supplement of The Sunday ?tar, just to prove that her costumes are a* stylish as those .worn bv "Sister Prue."' Struck by a Street Car ?Jeorge Marshall, fifteen years old, a ?e-ident of Sandy Spring. Md.. v\as struck hy a street <-ar last night near the west end of the plaza in front of Union sta i on and slishtly injured. His most se ; ious injury was a cut across his nose. The boy alighted from an eastbound car and was struck by a car moving in the op posite direction. Tbe ambulance was summoned from the < asaulty Hospital and the injured boy was taken to that institution. Friends at -507 Pennsylvania avenue northwest were notified of the accident. He was able to leave the hospital as soon as his injuries v rere dressed. Newsy Shipping Notes. The lighthouse engineer steamer Jessa mine. which has been engaged in the re pair work to the Great Wicomico river light station, completed her part in that "ork early In the week and will go to other points on the bay where disabled : og signal apparatus needs repairs. The lighthouse tender Juniper, which has been at a Norfolk shipyard for two or three weeks undergoing repairs. Is ready for service and will shortly return to the Inland waters of North Carolina. The Juniper is fitted with large g-as tanks for supplying gas buoys on the Carolina sounds. The lighthouse service steamer Orchid, the tender which has all the coast work of this district in charge, was yesterday King at the Portsmouth, Va., station waiting orders. A new bea? on recently established in Herring bay, Md., will cause the discon tinuance of Parker Island buoy, and a notice regarding the change has been Is sued by the lighthouse authorities, as fol lows: Parker Island bar buoy No. 2. a spar, in Herring Bay, Md.. was discontinued January 26 on completion of Herring Bay beacon, on which a light will shortly be^ established. I Valuation Put on Houses. \ valuation of $75,0fl0 has been pla<-c<l *?r> the three houses, 510 and 512 E ??rrsot northwest in the settlement of the *u1t of Mrs. Susan K. Albert against her ? o-hairs of the Fletcher estate. In tho settlement, Mrs. Catherine F. Lannou. one of th? heirs, bat purchased the property at the valuation named. She was repre sented toy ?uoraa* IViltea J. Lambert. I * The Family Upstairs?They're What Happened to Dingbat By Herriman MfclftMT, fctfr I CAW* takfc TVfi-. BOX '***!?? 0L>/ iW "W* HAM*] vt's of A TCTWQBCV GDAnfcflOU* D?3fcASfc, UiHlCW M \Y^ victim CCOCK awe a pooltrv At iii t>Afc6fe*OUS BO*. ft ,twat Tamil v vptfr/yfcs HtV ? So**. /M^EKAjAl- /^ACHtwt^ To'Do ME. op OJMH -| /Jut s?nwi*o inrtwN - /maw N ft MV - fMiaBfcABL* VMTIM lUl? ' IN*B*MAC Ml?B, AWU) *TV?W MAtffc AW ATTW9T OJ l?*? Wf*H MV51BHV MACMWfeS. &JT 'M TOO U??ft fOfc *TH%m *TtteV OMAtX, / [Good mo*n>/mg\ /(Soc? s?t - V To You, si*. GOES TO GRAND JURY Case Against the Assailants of Attorney Moncure. DEFENDANTS UNDER BOND Joshua Offutt, Benjamin P. Whalen and Joseph Whalen Accused of Murderous Assault. Sper-iaJ Correspondence of The Star. ROCKVJLLE, Md., February 3, 1911. The testimony adduced at the prelimi nary hearing here yesterday afternoon of Joshua Offutt, a farmer of Potomac district; Benjamin Peyton Whalen, for merly chief deputy sheriff of the county, and the latter's brother, Joseph Whalen, on charges of assault with intent to mur der and assault with intent to maim, which grew o it of the attack on Attor ney R. C. L?. Moncure In front of the courthouse here Wednesday evening of last week, was, in the opinion of Justice Joseph Reading, before whom the hear ing was held, sufficient to warrant, all three men being held for the action of the March grand jury, and bail was fixed at $1,000 in each case. George (J. Bradley of Potomac district became bondsman for Offutt, and Bmorv H. Bogley for the Whalens. Should the three men be indicted by the March grand jury they will probably be tried at the March term of court, provided a change of venue is not asked. Crowd Cheers the Decision. The hearing consumed the entire after noon, being concluded at 6:30 o'clock. It was attended by probably .>X> persons from various parts of the county, Vir ginia and Washington, and when Justice Reading announced upon the conclusion of the evidence that he felt no hesita tion in holding all three men. and that he considered the assault "heartless afid outrageous,"' the large crowd broke intu cheers. Testimony offered by both sid?s agreed that 4os<*Ph Whalen had accosted Mon cure while the lawyer was on his way from the courthouse to his hotel and had asked the Virginian if he intended to call him (Joseph Whalen) a liar by his state ment in the courtroom. According to the testimony, Moncure replied that he had meant juSt what he said, whereupon Joseph Whalen struck him. The testi mony also wag clear that at this junc ture Peyton Whalen struck Moncure, partially knocking him down, and that he chased him across the street and back to where the trouble started and again struck him and knocked him down. Mr. Moncure's Testimony. Mr. Moncure testified that both the Whalens struyk and kicked him after he was knocked down the second time, and that Joshua Offutt also kicked him. He was corroborated by several witnesses so far as the Whalens were concerned, but none of the other witnesses saw Of futt-either strike or kick the attorney. Peyton Whalen admitted striking and chasing Moncure as indicated, but denied that he or any one else kicked him. He said that when he saw his brother strike at Moncure. the lawyer put tiis hand be hind him as if to draw a pistol and that he then waded In. lie explained, in an swer to a question why he ran after Mon cure if he thought the latter had a gun, that lie wanted to keep as close to the mau as possible so as to prevent him using a weapon if he had one Two witnesses testified that both Pey ton Whalen and Offutt had made threats, but both men denied that they had been guilty of anything of the kind. ??x 91.25 to Baltimore ud Return Saturdays md Sundays via Pennsylvania railroad. Tickets good to return until Sunday night. All regular trains except the "Congressional Limited.Advt. Brick Falls on Workman's Head. Eugene Flannagan, 1417 14th street, em ployed as a workman at the Raleigh Hotel, sustained a scalp wound yesterday afternoon while at work, a brick falling from a wall and striking him. Flannagan went to Emergency Hospital and had his Injury dressed. ? Star "Want Ad" Jingles. She lost her muff in a street car She was in so much of a flurry, But she put a Liost Ad in Tlio Star And her muff came back in a hurry. COTTON MEN INSPECT SAMPLES OF STANDARDS Majority of Manufacturers Who At tended Convention Here Leave for Their Homes. Nearly all the cotton manufacturers who attended the convention here yes terday returned home today. Some of the members of the three associations represented remained and paid n visit to the Department of Agriculture, where ? they were shown what Is being done by the department in the way of improving types of cotton and growing disease-re sistant varieties. What interested the visitors particu larly was the display of cotton standard samples that were graded by a committee of experts for the department about two years ago. These samples have been sealed in vacuum glasses and ordinarily are kept in the dark to'protect them from the effects of sunlight. They are the first standard samples ever prepared, and have been officially accepted ag standards by practically all the cotton exchanges of the south. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Mas sachusetts voiced an urgent appeal for the passage of the Weekes forestry bill at the annual banquet of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers in the New VVlllard last night. A request i from the speaker for support for the bill, whiph has to do with a large area in the Appalachian range, met with a prompt reply. Mr. Lodge declared that the passage of the Weekes bill would benefit both north and south and Improve . the territory in which the cotton men operate. Other speakers were D. Y. Cooper of Henderson, N. C.. president of the asso ciation; Dr. N. A. Cobb of the Depart ment of Agriculture; I,. D. Tyson of Nashville, Tenn.. and William Whitman of Boston. Following a business meet ing in the afternoon, the delegation visited the White House. Yiwlt Florida \on j?nd enjoy the splendid outdoor life and | health-giving warmth of this wonderful, i beautiful tropical region. Use quickest, shortest route, the Seaboard Air T,ine railway. Ticket office, 1418 N. Y. ave.? i Advt. I MEMORIAL PLAN APPROVED. Calls for City-Wide Campaign of Education for Raising Funds. ! The citizens' committee on the George Washington Memorial convention hall, et a meeting in the offices of the American Security and Trust Company yesterday, ' gave its approval of the plan of cam paign for raising funds in Washington I outlined by the Chamber of Commerce conventions committee. Granville M. Hunt, chairman of the conventions com mittee, reported that a city-wide cam 1 paign of education had been begun, that ! a pamphlet explaining the benefits which i would accrue to Washington from the t erection of the convention hall had been I printed and would be distributed, and j that a mass meeting would be held, prob i ably next week, at which representatives j of all the civic trade and patriotic organ 1 [ zations of the District would be present. Charles J. Hell, treasurer for the <ieorge Washington Memorial Association, which is back of the project, said that StSO.O;*' i had been paid in and that, about $165,000 more had been pledged. He urged that i Washington do its share in raising the j necessary funds for the big building. FALLS THIRTY FEET. John R. Jones, a Slater, Injured in Drop From School Building. John R. Jones, forty years old, was se riously injured yesterday afternoon when he fell from the roof of the Bristol School building at Mintwood place and 19th street. The viotim of the accident, who is a slater, resides at 1206 6th street south west. Jones fell a distance of about thirty feet. He sustained a fractured arm, broken nose and numerous minor cuts and bruise*", although he did not lose con sciousness. It was stated by the physi cians at the Emergency Hospital this morning that the injured man will prob ata.y recover. HANDIWORK FAMILIAR. Visitor to the City Tells of Being Robbed by Two Colored Men. William J. Cogan of Sweatman, Va., was at 1st street and Maryland avenue southwest yesterday afternoon, when two colored men robbed him of a case con taining a microscopical lense. Mr. Cogan told the police later that the two men approached him and spoke to him about mud on his trousers. They then pro ceeded to brush him clean. They cleaned him and in the operation took the case from his pocket. It is believed by the police that the two men are the same pair that stole a pock et book last Monday from Capt. John Frederick, a watchman at the govern ment printing office. The thieves at that time apologized to Capt. Frederick for soiling his trousers and were repairing the damage when they stole his poeket [ book. Small Fire Quickly Extinguished. Fire of unknown origin alarmed mem bers of the family of Mrs. Mary C. White, 61S 1st street southwest, last night about 6:30 o'clock. Several companies of the fire department responded to an alarm from box 419. The blaze was extinguished before, any material damage had been don*. ALONG THE RIVER FRONT. Arrivals. Tug Carter, towing1 a Consolidation Coal Company's lighter with gas coal from Shepherd's to Georgetown: barges Chap tico and Good Will, coal from Baltimore at Georgetown in tow of tug Southern; scow Blanchard, cord wood at Marshall Hall to Johnson Bros.; tug Miller, with a tow of sand and gravel laden lighters from IJttle Hunting creek; flattie Jump ing Jack, oysters in the shell at Alexan dria l'or the market; schooner Mahel and Ruth, lumber and laths from Newbcrn, N. C., to Johnson and Wimsatt, at 12th street wharf; schooner S. Sawyer, lumber from Port Royal, Va., to E. Madison Hall at 10th street wiiarf. * Departures. United States lighthouse service steam er Holly, light, for the lower Potomac on a buoy inspection trip; schooner John Branford, light, from Alexandria for a river point to load back to this city; schooner Majestic, light, for Colonial Beach to load oysters In the shell for the market here; schooner Elizabeth Ann, oysters to a bay point to plant; schooner J. O. Wright, light, for the lower river to load; scow Blanchard. light, for Mar shall Hall to load cord wood for the dealers here; schooner Nicholas, light, for Blacklstones Island to load oysters in t.he shell for the market here; tug Carter, towing lighter from the Eastern branch to Broad creek; tug Powhatan, towing lighters from the District sand wharf to Piscataway creek to load sand and gravel; barges Roanoke and Appomattox, gravel from Georgetown to Norfolk navy yard, in tow of tug Southern. Memoranda. Schooner P. Steffins, with lumber from the St. Marys river for this city, is re ported in Upper Machodoc creek; barges Currioman and Patapsco have arrived at Norfolk with gravel from Georgetown; schooner Holland with lumber from North Carolina has sailed from Norfolk for this port; barges Trent, Breton, Mary A. Hooper and Annie McNally are on their way to this city from Baltimore in tow of the tug Dixie; bark Edna M. Smith, British, with asphalt from Trini dad for this city, passed in the capes of the. Chesapeake February 1; barge Mob jack is loading gravel at Georgetown for Norfolk: schooner Virginia is at a Poto mac point loading oysters in the shell for the market here; flattie Mary is in Coan river loading lumber for the dealers here; schooner Silver Wave is at a lower river point loading for this city; barge Kent is at Quantico loading pyrites for sulphrlc acid works at Baltimore. RUN DOWN BY AUTOMOBILE. Joseph B. Bennett, Aged Seventy Eight Years, Seriously Injured. Bound on a mission of humanity, Joseph B- Bennett, appointment clerk of the De partment of Agriculture, was run down by an automobile and sustained a frac tured leg, a bruised head and a lacerated scalp. In the automobile that caused his injuries Mr. Bennett was hurried to Cas- j ualty Hospital. Mr. Bennett is seventy-eight years of age, and his vision is not perfect at night, lie was on his way from his home, 147 11th street northeast, to visit an invalid clerk of his department when the accident occurred. Stepping off the curb on .Massachusetts avenue between 7th and Sth streets north- i east, th'- automobile was upon hlni before! he discovered his danger or the driver, could avoid running him down. Mr. Ben nett was hurled to the ground, striking his head. David R. Thomas, who was operating the car, stopped and went to the aid of his victim. Policeman Lester, Fran* O'Neill and George A. Wood, eyewitnesses of the incident, assisted in placing Mr. Bennett in* the car, which was driven hurriedly to the hospital. OYSTER BOAT IN MUD. Schooner Elizabeth Anne Stuck for More Than an Hour. The schooner Elizabeth Anne, which left here yesterday with her cargo of oysters to seek a better market at Bal timore or some other bay point, ran ashore on the river flats near the steel j plant pier, between this city and Alex-; andria, and stuck hard and fast. Her crew made every effort to float hei> but without success. In response to signals from the schoon er the tug James O. Carter, Capt. Kintz, went to her aid and after an hour's work succeeded in working her Into deep water again. The vessel was not damaged and, after being floated, resumed her trip. On her way up the river to this city about two weeks ago she ran ashore a short distance from where she grounded yesterday, but that time her master was able to "float her without the assistance of a tug. General Counsel Proposed. A proposed amendment to the consti tution of the Chamber of Commerce whereby a general counsel will be added to the list of officers has been posted on the bulletin board at the chamber. It is proposed that the general counsel shall be an ex officio member of the board of directors. The application for this amend ment is signed by fifteen members of the chamber. Take Life Vows at St. Aloysius. Rev. John J. Gale and Rev. P. p. Gear, both -of the Society of Jesus, took life vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in St. Aloysius' Church yesterday. Rev. Eugene dc L?. McDonnell, rector of St. AJovsiua' parish, offioiatod. Rev. Father Gale has been selected as prefect of studies at Gonzaga College, <? ANACOSTIA. ? ? A special joint meeting of Anacostia Chapter. No. 191, Brotherhood of St. An drew* of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Anacostia, and the Men's Club of the church was held last evening in the par ish hall, when the possibility of securing an assistant to the present rector was discussed. t The committee appointed at the previ ous meeting to interview the bis?hop of the diocese with a view to securing the Rev. Karl M. Block as an assistant re ported that it had been advised that this would he impossible, owing to the -act that Mr. Block had accepted a position as chaplain of a school for hoys at Orange, "Ya It was reported, however, that the Rev. Mr. Graham, who for many years was archdeacon of the diocese of southern Maryland, would be present at the serv ices next Sunday, and that it nl,Bht be possible to secure him as an assistant. The bishop informed the committee that called upon him that he would assist the vestry in the matter. , , It was also decided to institute perma nentlv in the church a system of usher ing, and to this end J. C. Winterwerp was appointed a committee of one to make arrangements. . _ A special service was held last owning in the Anacostia Baptist Church, at which the Rev. Frank D. Bardens, pastor, delivered the sermon. Capt. William T. Anderson of the elev enth police precinct, who has been con fined to his home for several weeks suf fering from a recent fall, has resumed his duties. Lieut. C. U Plemmons acted in his place while he was away. Sale at WNehler'i Tomorrow. commencing 9:30 a.m., includes Rood fur niture, several upright pianos, fine brass beds, carpets, books, etc.. by order ad ministratrix, U. S. marshal and others. ?Advt. REST FOR LETTER CARRIERS. Retail Merchants Would Have Them Given Sunday to Themselves. The Retail Merchants' Association, at a meeting in the Chamber of Commerce last night, went on record - favor of allowing the letter carriers of the Dis trict to have Sunday to themselves. T. C. Dulin called the attention of the as sociation to the fact that the letter car riers now must go to the office Sunday morning from 7 o'clock to 11:30 o'clock in order to Rather and distribute mail to. those living along their routes who call at the office. Mr. Dulin said that Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City and other largo cities have done away with Sunday work for their letter carriers. Joseph Strasburger, president of the association, declared that the a-.sess in terests of the city would not suffer if the letter carriers were allowed a holi dav Sunday. He said that the general deiivery window, involving the employ ment of one person, and the stamp win dow might be kept open Sunday for the accommodation of strangers in the city No legislation, it was said, was needed to give the letter carriers the holiday, as the office Is kept open Sunday morn ing only in compliance with public re quest. FUNERAL OF J. T. MINOR. Services This Afternoon at His Former Home at Comorn, Va. Funeral services were held at Comorn, Va.. this afternoon for J. T. Minor, father of Benjamin S. Minor of tlfe law firm of Berry & Minor of this city, who died Wednesday. Mr. Minor was widely known in that section o? the Old Dominion, and his home estate covers half of the village of Comorn. Several weeks ago he contract ed a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia. He was seventy-five years ?He is survived by four sons and two daughters, who were at his bedside when he died. TO REPAIR POLICE TUG. Contract for Work on the Vigilant * Awarded to Conrad Bennett. The contract for the overhauling of the hull of the harbor police tug Vigilant and the removal and replacing of the metal covering has been awarded to Conrad Bennett of this city, and as soon as the lighter which is now on the railway at Bennett's boatyard is completed and launched the Vigilant will be hauled out. This will be some time in the coming week. Under the terms of the contract the metal is to be stripped from the hull, of the vessel and all unsound planking or timbers are to be removed and replaced with new material, and then the hull is to be recovered with heavy galvanized ""while out of service the Vigilant will also be fitted with a large tank and filter for storage of water for boiler use, and her boiler and machinery will be given a thorough overhauling. The tug will be out of service for a month or longer, and while she is laid up the patrol work about the harbor Will be done by the police launch Maj. Sylvester and the other pow er boats belonging to the harbor precinct. The changes to be made in the \ ifeilant are for the purpose of making her avail able for trips to the District workhouse at Occoquan, where the water is often brackish and undesirable for use in her boiler. Smoke Causes Fire Scare. No 6 engine company went to the es tablishment of Xander & Plugge, 1317 7th street northwest, yesterday afternoon shortly before 5 o'clock. Smoke from a defective ga? fixture had alarm?d oc cupants of the premise?. W. C. T. U. Co-Operative Com mittee Has Prepared Bill. FIXES PARENTS' PENALTIES Subject to Arrest and Fine After Warning to Keep Their Chil dren Off Streets. Curfew bells, to ring at 8 o'clock in the evening in fall and winter and at 9 o'clock in spring and summer, are to summon children to the shelter of their homes, if the draft of a law prepared by the W. C. T. U. co-operative committee of one hundred becomes a statute. All children of either sex under sixteen years of age are to be subject to the embargo against loitering or being on the streets during the prohibited hours, unless engaged in missions directed by their parents or guardians. Playing or their own block in these hours is not banned. Two violations of the curfew law?meas ured by police notifications to parents will suffice to brand the juvenile offender as a delinquent, amenable to the law re lating to delinquent children. Parents Liable to Fine. Parents, when responsible for disregard of the law. arc liable to accusation as misdemeanants, punishable by a ten-dollar fine. The committee of one hundred will meet at Mrs. Smallwood's residence, 2107 S street, at 8 o'clock tomorrow night. The draft of the curfew law, as pre pared for indorsement, ? is as follows: "Section 1. That no child under the age of sixteen years shall be permitted to be, loiter or remain upon the streets, avenues, alleys, parks or other public places within the District of i Columbia after the hour of 0 o'clock ! p.m., from April 1 to September ISO, both inclusive, and after the hour of 8 o'clock p.m.. from October 1 to March 31, both inclusive, beyond the block between the streets wherein such child j resides, unless accompanied by a par ' ent or guardian, or by some other adult ! person who shall have precedent au thority from such child's parent or guardian for that purpose. Provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any such child who shall be on any such street, avenue, alley, park or ' other public place on an errand for his parent or guardian, having authority therefor, or in accordance with the provisions of the child labor law. Made a Misdemeanor. "Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any child under sixteen years of age to allow or permit any such child under such age to go or be or loiter or remain in or upon any of the streets, avenues, alleys, parks or other public places in the District of Columbia, within and between the hours named and prohibited in section 1 of this act, unless there exists a reasonable ne cessity therefor. Any one violattlng an) provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon con viction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars. "Section 3. That any child under the age of sixteen years who shall violate the provisions of section 1 of this act after the parent or guardian of such child shall have been twice notified of such violation by the metropolitan police, shall be deemed a delinquent child and subject to the provisions of the law relating to delinquent children. "Section 4. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby au thorized to cause bells to be rung in dif ferent parts of the District to mark the respective hours set forth in section 1 of this act. "Section 5- That the Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia shall have juris diction of all offenses arising under this net* "Section 6. This act shall take effect thirty days after its approval, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed." Mrs. Simpson Ee-Elected Chairman. Mrs. Mary E. Simpson was re-elected chairman of the woman's auxiliary com mittee of the Florence Crlttenton Hope and Help Mission at the annual meeting of the organization yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Christine Herfurth was elected vice chairman In place of the late Mrs. Alfred Wood, who filled the position for some years. Mrs. M. P. Snell was made re cording secretary, Mrs. J. H. Dony cor responding secretary and Mrs. W. H. Ramsay treasurer. Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett deliveded a short address on the work of the Florence Crlttenton missions in all parts of the country Corastiipation Should not be neglected. It leads to more se rioos troubles. It "bows that the important functions of the liter are imperfectly performed. Most persons should have at lease one movement of the bowels every twenty-four hours. Tkia may be had, as thousands know, by taking occasional dos?? of Hood's Pills the gentle, thorough and purely vegetable cathar tic. 25c. Of druggist* or by mall. 0. Z. Hood Co.. Lowell. Mass IF MADE BX BOOO IT'S GOOD. UNANIMOUS ACTION TAKEN. Builders and Manufacturers' Ex change for Canal Celebration Here. A celebration In honor of th?* comple tion of the Panama canal should he held in this city as a tribute to American en gineering ability, and the army in par ticular, according to a resolution passed unanimously by the Builders' and Manu facturers' Exchange of Washington, at a meeting last evening in the exchange headquarters, 1317 II street northwest. K. C. Graham, third vice president, . read a letter from the Baltimore Build ers' Association, saying that it had pass ed a resolution indorsing Washington as the propet pxace in which to hold the Panama canal celebration. Samuel J. Prescott, president of the exchange, predicted last evening that within a few years the exchange in this city would be second to none In this country. He based his prediction on the rapid growth of the organization since it was formed eight months ago. A luncheon and entertainment followed the business meeting. Those who con tributed to the entertainment were E. R. Embrey, E. Gicliner, John S. Dunn, John R. Galloway and D. S. Gournpf. Several members of the exchange will attend the annual builders and traders' convention to be held In Norfolk, Feb ruary 7 and 8. Reduce Your Butter Bills. Order D. Wm. Oyster's choice creamery butter, 32c lb. Free delivery. 34? Center Mkt. Phono M. 2006; Western and Riggs Mkts. ?Advt. EXPLAINS CLEABIN6 HOUSE. H. H. McKee Tells Young Bank Clerks Why They Are Maintained. '?Clearing Houses" was the subject of the twelfth lecture of the winter educa tional course delivered before the Wash ington chapter of the American Institute of Banking by H. H. McKee, cashier of the National Capitol Bank, last night. The lecturer analyzed the functions of a clearing house, telling of the. saving of expense in the centralization of exchange items, the rapidity of settling balances and the protection furnished contributing hanking institutions, both local and for eign. Mr. McKee explained at length the routine of the local clearing house. Following Mr. McKee's lecture, the pre siding officer called upon Representative A. F. Dawson of Iowa for an impromptu address. He told of western banking methods and the resources of his state. Next week's lecture will be delivered by J. T. Talbert. vice president of the Na tional City Bank, New York city. Mi Eriiuti Red Blotches on Facc and Scalp. Disfiguring, Scaly and Dry. Be gan to Itch and Burn. Scratch ed Until He Drew the Blood. Cuticura Soap and Ointment En tirely Relieved "That Awful Pest." "I have been using Cuticnra Soap and Cuticura Ointment for the past three months nnd I am glad to say that they cured me of a moot an noying skin eruption. It began by my noticing red blotches appearing on my face and scalp. .Although they were rather disfiguring. I did not think anything of them until they began to get scaly and dry and to Itch and burn until I could not stand the suffering. Then I began to use a different soap, thinking that my old kind might be hurting me, but that didn't seem to do any good. I went to two different doctors, but neither seemed to relieve me any. 1 lost many nights' sleep in continual scratching, sometimes scratching till I drew the blood on nyr face and head. Then I started in to use the Cuticura Remedies and In two months I was entirely re lieved of that awful pest. "It any one seeks information as to how good J Cuticura Remedies are, refer them to me a* ' one who used it successfully. I am so delighted i over my cure by Cuticura Remedies that I shnl! : be glad to tell anybody about It." tSIgnedi >f. Macfarland. 221 West 115th St., New York City. Oct. 3. 1010. Cuticura Soap <250* and Cuticura Ointment (50c) arc sold throughout the world. Send t" Potter Drug & ?'hem. Corp.. sole props., I.e. Columbus Ave., Boston, for free book on skiu and scalp diseases and their treatment. A DVERTISING is the power behind business progress. We write the rights ads to make advertising good advertising. Star Ad Writing Bureau, Robert W. Cox, Booms 102-10.'i-104 F. T. Hurley, Star Building, W, L. Tenney, rfaone M. 2440. CITY ITEMS. Kreah llama. I Sir Lh.i shoulders, Uli?? lb.; Shoulder T'ork <"'hops. 12 V lb.: Hont'* made Sausage. 1 lb ", '^nib Chops, 1:1' lb.; Forequarter T-amb. l-fec lb.: Sugar. -'a lb.: Coffrt, roasted dally. 115c lb. Kxrel*i??C Market, "a*: Fla. ave.: 'JOOCMM 7th st. n.w. * That I'afiltered Air la Beat Lautt ?bo questioned. ARNOL?D'6 OGrI>EN<t>-? BURG ALE is thf highest type of aaturat ale. Ilealth-helplnp. pure, satisfying. Gr?? cere, or tel. Arlington Bottling Co.. West 3*, | Lath* for Sprlnc Hnlldinic Priced ! at special figure. A good time- to order. | Phone N. 117.H Elsinser Bros., 21W 7th I IVeurtrh'a Beera Surpaan All Other ?American brews in purity, ape and qua U ity. Loading awards on these points at thre? international expositions. Always ordec Maerzen and Senate, 2 dor., fl.75: i! do*. 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