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iji I !-i!]S j'i i! }?!| Hi I! Mil llij ill II * t i,: Will ; ' 'I.I % : ? ii: . ii;! i: t :?I "The Young Men's Store'7 \ Now SeSliirag OVERCOATS AT HALF PRICE ?Closing them out quickly so you can get your money's worth yet this winter and have a new Coat ready * for the first cold snap next fall. $25 Overcoats, $27 Overcoats, $30 Overcoats, $35 Overcoats, $40 Overstate, $12.50 $13.50 $15.00 $17.50 $20.00 This gives you the limit of value for your money. All are strictly Hand-tailored Coats of distinctive lines, and every style "kink" a young man wants?all have our ex clusive features, the Perfect Shoul der and Close-fitting Collar. II i||! it! ii ^ % t - -" Men's 5'?? an^ 6.oo Shots, ? Women's 5.00 and 6.00 Shoes. " In al! leathers. Clearance Sale price 1 * - ? * Our jotri of tindj in making an-J fitting sLoct is your benefit .85 ARTHUR BURT CO. mtTitttnTmni Linen Department i* 8 n 9 8 M M n tl mm H mm 1 :: n ?m n 25 doz. Heavy-weight Irish :: Satin Damask Napkins. Reg' a ular price. ?2.qo. /tk/Tn H Remnant price...... 15 doz. Heavy Irish Satin ?3 Damask Dinner Napkins. Reg S nlar price,. $3.00. ?2.50 :$ u H 2: Remnant price, ? ? :: ?? ? ? \$3.0O 10 doz. Fine Double Dam ask Bleached Napkins. Reg It ular price. $4.50. II Remnant pricc. a 3 ?1 :: 18 doz. All Pure Linen Irish H Huck Towels. Regular :? price, 22V2c. Remnant :: price !: 12 doz. All Pure Linen Huck H Towels: 21x40. Regu li lar price. 31c. Remnant !5c ? ? ? ? ? ? price a I: 17 doz. Hemstitched Iluck Towels: all pure linen. Regu MnarntPpnri?.25C'...RCm".20C Oriental Rug Sale. 20 doz. Pure Linen Huck Towels; scalloped edge. Reg- u ular price, 50c. Remnant price 37|^c 22 doz. Bleached Turkish "Bath Towels; large size: dou- a ble thread. Regular ? price, 31c. Remnant 3 price.... * 25c ? 50 Fine Irish Bleached Dam- H ask. Pattern Cloths; extra good n value. ?j 2 vds.x2 vds. Regular pricc, 0 price5 $2,001 2 vds.x2^2 vds. Regular ^e2:..Rem:.$2.50 2 vds.x3 vds. Regular price, pric/. 5:...k?! $3.oo 15-in. Fine Damask Doilies; hemstitched plain damask satin border. Regu !ar price, S3-So. $2,00 Remnant pricc. i Furniture 15 to ^0 ?!o Off. ?# tl 1 :: :: W. B. Moses & Sons, Founded 1861. Open 8 a.m. Close 6 p.m. F St, Cor. nth. ?lohn Bell, fifty years old. a hodcarrler, ?v as found dead Thursday at a new house ???mug erected for Oco'gre Rotve, at Iia *"?;? to nn, Mi Preston T. Burkholder, a farmer of Au gusta county. Va., died at his home near Flshervllle TVjdnesday. He was eighty years old. WILL SET HIGH MARK Requirement for Government's New Aeroplanes. ADVANCE IN AVIATION Test-of-Endurance Flight Increased Twenty-Fold in Little Over Four Years. Although the requirements for the aero planes to be built for the United States government this year have not yet been issued, there is little doubt that they will be severe enough to make the aero nautic world take notice. The first gov ernment aeroplane ever advertised for in the world was the one bought by this government from the Wrights in 1?0S. It will be recollected that the specifications for this w ere drawn in 1908. and that many I people were surprised at that tipie by the [ amount of detail and tlie severe require j ments In the specifications. Ic was said | that the papers were drawn as though i the chief signal officer were ordering an [ ambulance or a set of telegraph instru i ments that wero a regular commodity. At that time mo9t people did not even know that such a thing as a man-carry ing flying machine existed. The developments Justified the strict ness of the specifications. A year inter vened between the delivery of the ma chine and its acceptance, owing to the accident to Orville Wright, and in that time aviation had made such progress as ; to make the requirements of the War Department seem quite lenient. Probable Requirements. The chances are that the requirements this year will call for an aeroplane that will carry at least two passengers in ad dition to the operator; that there will be a requirement of wide variation between i the maximum and minimum speeds, and that the endurance flight will be required to be at least 200 miles instead of ten, as in the case of the first machine. The speed ,of aeroplanes for a short flight has reached practically seventy-six miles an hour, by official figures, while the unofficial figures for Charles Ham ilton's flight were eighty-two miles an Hiour over a four-mile course. It is not likely that the War Department will in sist on more than sixty or seventy-five miles an hour as the maximum speed, but there is quite a possibility that the machine will be required to fly between the extremes of thirty and sixty miles an hour as a speed variant. 1 French Requirements. Some line on the modern government i requirements for an aeroplane are shown in the" advertisements just issued by the French government. These require a fuel weight of 660 pounds and additional weight of 660 pounds, either in pas sengers or equipment. The machine must fly with a minimum of three passengers averaging 160 pounds in weight, and the staying qualities must be shown by three successive flights of 200 miles each. In the original advertisements issued by the War Department it was required that the American machine carry fuel for a flight of 125 miles. At that time this was considerably over the distance record. ONLY EARTH AND MARS Afit INHABITED PLANETS Former Headed Toward Ex tinction of All Life, Declares Dr. Percival Lowell. NEW YORK, February 3.?"Mercury and Venus are already dead and dried up worlds. Mars is rapidly approaching a state of wrinkled old age, and the earth is next in the procession headed toward the extinction of all life,"' according to Dr. Percival Lowell, head of Lowell ob I servatory, who is in New York for a series of lectures before scientific bodies. "Mars is certainly Inhabited by some character of organized life." Dr. Lowell said in his opening lecture, "and the Martians have far greater reason to deny that there is life on the earth than we have that they do not exist. "But there is no life on any other planets beside the earth and Mars, all oilier members of the solar system being already dried up, so that life, animal or vegetable, cannot exist, or else, like Jupi ter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, much too young in world evolution and there fore much too hot from interior sources to admit of life of any kind. "On Mars the clearing of the atmos phere. which has boon going on since the paleozoic era, has reached perfection. Man, indeed, must be the source of con stant annoyance to an orderly Creator, for he is constantly interfering with the i natural course of events. With city chimneys always belching forth smoke and making it rain, man is responsible for more than half the bad weather of which lie complains. xOn Mars the sky is per petually clear from morning till night anu from spring to fall. "While the water on the earth is slow ly but surely disappearing through sub limation into the heavens, and sinking into the earth, on Mars the seas havt already disappeared, though there appeal to have been seas there ages ago." ECUADOR ASKS MEDIATION. Wants Powers to Act on Trouble Along Peruvian Frontier. The government of Ecuador has asked the United States, Argentina and Brazil, the mediating powers in the boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru, to exert their good offices in connection with the recent dis turbances along the frontier. That trouble was merely an incident to the larger dispute concerning the boundary. The mediators are now con sidering the question of intervening in an effort to bring about a proper settle ment of the difficulty in case Peru as well as Ecuador is desirous of their mediation. The Doctor's Question Much Sickness Due to Bowel Disorders A doctor s first question when consulted by a patient is, "Are your bowels regular?" He knows that 08r<, of Illness is attended with in active bowels and torpid lirer, and that this condition must be removed gently and thorough ly before health can be restored. Rexall Orderlies arc a i>ositive. pleasant and safe remedy for constipation and bowel dis orders in general. We are so certain of their great curative valne that we promise to return the purchaser's money in every case when they faQ to produce entire satisfaction. Rexall Orderlies are eaten like candy, they act quietly, and have a soothing, strengthening, healing influence on the entire Intestinal tract. They do not purge, gripe, cause nausea, flats lent*, excessive looseness, diarrhea or other an noying effect. Ttsey are especially good for children, wesk persons or old folks. Two slws. 25c and 10c. Sold only at our stores?The Rexall Rtorea?O'Dounell's Pharmacies, mm P st. n.w.. Wis. ore. sad M st. n.w., 3d at. and Pa. are. ?,e., Wi*. ate. gad P at. a.** NEARING THE GOAL Washington's Share for Red -Cross Fund Almost Complete. # LESS THAN $3,000 NEEDED Prospect That Capital Will Be Third City to Raise Quota. MISS BOABDMAN IS HOPEFUL In Interview She Tells of Need for Endowment Fund to Promote Work. Washington's contribution to the en dowment fluid of the American Red Cross falls just a little short of what it should be to make Washington the third city in the country to raise its quota. Stren uous efforts are bt ingf made to bridge the little gap between the amount already raised and that which is necessary. In other cities contributions as small as SI each are supplementing the larger sums contributed with splendid results. The Red Cross managers in Washington are hoping the experience elsewhere will be repeated here. Miss Mabel Boardman, one of the members of the Red Cross executive com mittee, talked with a Star reporter upon the subject today. Less Than $3,000 Needed. ^ Not quite $3,000 is yet to be raised for Washington's share of the Red Cross en dowment fund." said Miss Boardman. \N e hope tiiat this will be completed within a few davS. and that Washington *\ill be the third city to raise its share of this fund. New York was the first and ?an Francisco the second. St. Louis an nounces today that over one-half of its has been contributed, and that a great interest is being taken among the people there. Many workmen have sub s-cubed a dollar each in the various firms w!ltTe su^>St-'rlption lists were left. iesterday we realized how constant is .! .ee<l an ,ncome for the Red Cross sufficient to meet an emergency call. An comm ^ came from the relief romnilttee at Shanghai. From fifty to one hundred thousand persons are camp mat ?>veIs on swampy land around oif? rey are Poetically foodless and clothmgless. They are sleeping In mud and water and an epidemic is feared. I'or this work the Red Cross has already IBSfflo?4 srm t0 ,he rellct com The Plague in Manchuria. Tn Manchuria the plague is raging, and Mr. Calhoun, our minister at Peking, cables that all China Is threatened. A number of different countries have been asked to send experts to the center of the plague district to study conditions and see what can be done to prevent its fur irltVi rava^e'- 1'hp Red Cross, at the sug gestion of tho State Department, is in communication with Manila to secure if possible an expert from the bureau of science there whose exepericnce in plague conditions will make him an invaluable agent in such work. The Red Cross will Puy n?s expenses to and from Manchuria; k ?es?^ 8?vernment meeting them while he is there. "While the officers of the Red Cross were in consultation in regard to obtain ing this expert with Mr. Dean Worcester, one of the Philippine commissioners, in whose department is the bureau of science, and with pol. Mcfntyre of the fcureau of in&ular affairs, a cablegram was received bv this bureau from Oov. borbes telling of the serious loss of life and destruction of property and crop* by tne eniption of the volcano of Mount T&al S?n?.jrt>rb?3,^ho ls President of the Philippine Red Cross board, a branch of the American Red* Cross, stated that the aoc.ety there was organized and taking active measures for relief. Mr. Quezon, one of the Philippine commissioners to Congress, came into the R*d Cross office Just as this dispatch was received to a?k tor assistance for the sufferers from this catastrophe. Through the insular bureau Oov. Forbes was immediately cabled from the American Red Cross a thousand' dol Jars and- was asked to keep us informed ?f further aid was needed. This is what any day may bring to the Red Cross, and it is for this reason that it is so neces sary to have some available funds always on hand. Every one who contributes, no matter how small an amount, to the en dowment fund will have the satisfaction of knowing that he or she is lending a_d to the unfortunate sufferers from great disasters wherever these may occur throughout the world, and that by their contributions the aid can be given imme diately without any delay and? when it is most needed. Value of First Aid Shown. "The fact that there was a Red Cross emergency station fitted up by the Wash ington Red Cross chapter in the census bureau shows to the people of Washing ton how even at home the Red Cross may at any time prove of use to indi viduals, for it was to this room that the unfortunate young woman who was in jured the other day was immediately car ried. The Washington chapter has equip ped some six or seven of these first-aid stations in various government buildings and eventually, as it can obtain quarters for them, hopes to have one in every large government build'ng where a num ber of persons are employed. This of course, is entirely the work of the "local chaptcr. i "It will be a great satisfaction to the j officers of the Red Crose, including Presl deht Taft, who has appointed personally all these endowment fund committees to have Washington among the first to com plete its share. We hope every ono who can in Washington will send some con tribution for this purpose to the treas urer. Mr. E. J. Stellwagen, Union Trust Company, Washington, D. C." List of Subscribers. The investment of the endowment fund lies entirely in the hands of a board of trustees. These are Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury; Piatt Andrew,' assistant secretary of the Treasury Charles D. Norton, Secretary to the Presi dent; Henry L. Higginson of Lee, H:g glnson & Co., Boston; Cyrus McCormick of Chicago; II. P. Davison of J. p. Mor an & Co.. New York, and Jacob Schiff of Cuhn, I^oeD & Co.. New York Thi* ioard will hold a meeting Monday at the jffice of the Secretary of the Treasury to onsider the question of the investment of :he additional funds lately contributed The subscription list made public todav shows the following: Subscriptions previously published $21 - ??S4.f*>; Thomas Hyde, $100; Cuno H Ru dolph, $25: Mrs. Julia E. Pond. $9.65* \r nold Hague, $200; Mrs. T. N. McLaughlin $10; Miss Isabel Freeman. $lO0; Thomas T Gaff, $150; a friend, $100; Mrs. B H Buckingham, $100; Woodward & Loth rop, $300; Theodore W. Noyes. $250; Mrs Norman Williams, $2U0; Senator \V. Mur ray Crane, *1,000; Mrs. E. B.- McLean $5u); John W. Foster. $100; K. P. Gran din. $100: Mrs. E. H. G. Slater, $100* Mrs. H. A. Hianna, $100; A c. Perkins. $100; c. Peyton Russell. $100; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fin ley, $25: J. H. Saville. $10; Herbert Wads worth. $300; Mrs. E. H. Schench, $10; Mrs. C. A. Williams, $100; Mrs. Elinor Patterson, $100; Mrs. Caro line Caton Williams. $2iK>; George H. Allen, $100; Dr. George M. Kober. $20; Mrs. James McMillan, $100; Paul s. Pear sail, $5; Richard A. Harlow, $25; Mrs. John Van Schalck, jr.. $25; Dr. Van Schaick, jr.# $25; a friend, $10; H. B. Byrd, $25; Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Graves, $5; Mrs. W E. Chandler, $10* Mrs. Caroline E. Bates, $10; Miss Mary Gwynn, $10; F. E. and A. M. J>upp. Mrs. Julian James. $100; Mrs. M. Lewis Clark. $3: Miss Helen Nicolay, $2; Mrs. William F. Sampson, $5; Gen. William Crozler, $25; Maj. William E. Horton, $3* George R. Stetzon, $5; Capt and Mrs.' F. F. Fletcher, $3; Mrs. Wythe Den by] $1; Dr. Edward M. Gallaudct, $5; Miss Grace D. Litchfield-, $5; Mrs. Marv Isa bella Banks, $25; Mrs. William A. De Caindry, $5; Capt. Graham L. Johnson, $1: James Tanner, $25: Miss Emily B. >Co;lc, Curnelia4 h. Coyjp $A<>; Pennsylvania Avenue and Seventh Street. Reductions Reign All Over the Store Tomorrow. The inventory hasn't interrupted the clearance crusade. Rather it has added aggressiveness to it?and in every line?throughout all the departments you'll find prices lowered to the lowest point. There isn't a man's or boy's wardrobe in Washington that doesn't need replenishing at this time?and the advantages to be had were never so great. & <?><?> AM Men's Winter Suits amid Overcoats Are Reduced Every Sack Suit?both plain and fancy; and every Win ter Overcoat, plain and fancy, without reserve, is cut in price. Xo matter how exclusive the pattern, nor how staple; no mat ter how popular the model, it hasn't been spared. $45.00 Ones, $34.75 $25.00 Ones, $18.25 $43.00 Ones,$32.75 $22.50 Ones, $15.75 $40.00 Ones, $30.75 $20.00 Ones,$13.75 $35.00 Ones, $25.25 $18.00 Ones, $12.75 $32.50 Ones, $23.75 $15.00 Ones, $10.50 $30.00Ones,$21.25 $12.000nes, $8.75 $28.00Ones,$19.75 $10.000nes, $7.75 All Menu's Separate Trousers Are Reduced. Every pair of Striped Worsted and Fancy Cheviots?and the sizes are well nigh complete. $2*40 Paints, $1-95 s7-s0 Paints, $5'45 $3.40 Paints, 52-35 $8-50 Pgfuts, $5;9S ?500 Pants, $3-95 $10 Pants, $6-95 (!)= All Boys' Kmickerbocker Suits, Overcoats <& Reefers Plain and Fancy Double-breasted Suits, with one and two pairs of pants; Sailor Suits, Russian Blouse Suits, Reefers, Novelty and Fancy Overcoats. In other words, the entire remaining stock of winter weights is subject to your choice at these reductions: $2.98 $3.98 $5.00 ? $6.00 ? Suits. Overcoat* ud Reef era. Salts, Overcoats and Reefers. its, Overcoats ad Reefers. Its, ercoats Reefers. $1.95 $2.95 $3.95 $4.95 $7.50 S $10.00 s $12.50?: $15 g Suits, Overcoats Reefera. Suit a, Overcoata d Reefers Nults, Overcoata d Reefers Salts, Overcoata Reefera... $5.45 $6.95 $8.75 $10.75 All the Youirag Men's Suits Are Reduced. Our Young* Men's Suits, you know, hold special charm with the young men. They meet their ideas of style, cut and effects. Both the pl?in colors and the fancy patterns are in cluded in this sale. $10-00Suits, $7-75 $ 18*ooSuits,5 H 2>7* ?12*50 Suits, $8'7S $20'0?Suits,513-75 $ 15,0? Suits,5!O-so 525-00Suits,51 8,2S Rummage Through These Broken Lots? You'll find something you need?and if the size is there, snap it up quick. The prices are ridiculously reduced. - Boys' Stockings. Neckwear. Men's Accordion SJIk Four-in-Hands; two-toned cffects. Were 50c. Now... ^ ^ Handkerchiefs. Men's White Initial Hand kerchiefs; most all letters. Were 50c. Now ^ Men's 811k Initial Hand- ^ f? kerchiefs. Were 25c. j| J Q Perrin's Gloves. Perrin's Outscam Walking /r* a Gloves; broken sizes. Were $2.00. Now Nightshirts. Men's Domet Nightshirts, D/r> that were $1, now 6S)c. Those that were 50c, now.. Boys' "Knacker" Suits. Double-breasted Fancy Cheviot and Cassimere Suits; broken sizes. $3 and $4 grades. Now.... $1.75 Fast Black Wide and Narrow Rib Stockings. Were 25c. Now 11c Mufflers. Men's Black Silk Full Dress Protectors. Were $2. Now $1.15. And those that were $1.50, now Men's Silk Knit Reefers, in a variety of colors. Were 7oc. Now Underwear. Men's Fleece-lined Shirts and Drawers. Were 50c. Now... Men's Cotton Ribbed Shirts and Drawers. Val ues up to*$l. Now 79c 19c 39c 39c Men's Domet Flannel Pa jamas, that were $1.50, now SI. 15. And those that were QyC $1, now Suspenders. Men's Fancy Suspenders, ^ w with sterling silver buckles. AVer? $1, $1.50 and $2. Now Half Hose. Men's Camel's-hair and /ru Natural Wool Half Hose. Were 25c. Now Young Men's Suits. Broken sizes Plain and Fancy Sack Suits. A a a ?= Were $9.75 to $12.50. Now ^ Young Men's Overcoats Broken sizes, plain and fancy patterns, a ?s ao Were $9.75 to $12.50. Boys' Overcoats. Women's Shoes. Plain colors and fancy patterns; military and convertible collars. Were $3.48 and $5. Now $1.98 Bath Robes. $1.95 $1.89 Men's Blanket Bath Robes, good colors, full cut. Were $3.50. Now. Boys' Shirts. White and Fancy Shirts and Waists; broken sizes of 50c and 75c grades. Now Boys' Underwear. Plain and Ribbed Shirts ^ ^ and Drawers; broken sizes 1 0(fr of 50c grade. Now u ^ ?fc Men's Shoes. High Cut and Oxford Patent Leather and Vlcl Kid; some Hanans among them. Were $4, $5 and $6. Now Patent Leather, Gun Metal. Calf and Vici Kid Button and Lace Shoes and Oxford*. Were $3 and $4. Now. Women's Turkish Bou- . doir Slippers; the sixes that ^fL are left now Children's Shoes. Black Vlcl Kid But ton Shoes, with patent leather tips, and a few pairs of Patent Leath ers with white kid tops. Were $1.50. Now $1.00 Children's Hats. $2.50 Jack Horner Felt Hats, in gray, red, maroon, bisque and tan. Were S1.9u. Not, Jack Horner Felt Hat*, in gray only. Were 7."<c. Now Boys' Plain and Fancy GoU Caps. Were 50c. Now 65c 39c 25c @= Admiral John E. FSllsbury, $5: Capt. and | Mr? Beach, $2; Capt. If. R. I/emly, $10; Mrs. Charles J. Train, $10; Edward L. Weston, $10; Admiral and Mrs. Schley, $15; Senator and Mrs. Depew, $10; Capt. L. H. Chandler, $5; Mrs. L. Z. Iielter, $100; total amount subscribed, $30,354.45; Washington's apportionment, $33,000; amount so far subscribed, $30,354.45; amount needed to completo, $2,<>43.35. RIGHT TO USE RED CROSS. Cincinnati Firm Employed It Before Enactment of Prohibiting Law. Announcement is made that the desire of tho American Red Cross to assure it self exclusive use of the red "Geneva Cross" as the- emblem of the society and its efforts to secure federal assistance in the enforcement of that provision of the society's charter, will be affected by an other provision of the charter which pro vides : "That no person, corporation or associa tion that actually used or whose assigner actually used the said emblem, sign, in signia or words for any lawful purpose prior to January 5, 1905, shall be deemed forbidden by this act to continue the use thereof for the same purpose and for the same class of goods." A firm in Cincinnati which used the Red Cross emblem prior to January 5, 1905, as a trade mark in connection with shoes has drawn attention to the inad vertent omission in recently published ar ticles in the press of this exemption. COUSIN JANET'S TEA GOWNS. Two Elaborate Costnmes for Folly's Flaymate Next Sunday. "Cousin Janet at an afternoon tea" is the fifth doll in the series of "Polly's paper playmates" which The Sunday Star is presenting each week to its little friends. This beautifully colored supplement on heavy paper consists, each Sunday, of a "playmate" and several artistic toilets each following the latest style, but design ed so simply that its lines may be easily cut out by any child old enough to be trusted with scissors. "Cousin Janet's" gowns for next Sun day show the most fashionable models, both for hostess and guest. There is a dainty little dress of apricot satin for re ceiving and a visiting costume of pink silk under a sheath coat of blue velvet. The hat that matches this toilet is shad ed with white ostrich plumes, but there are others in case "Cousin Jauet" pre fers a contrast. Accused Woman Kills Herself. EL PASO, February 3.?A special to the Times from Clifton, Ariz., says Mrs. Jack Chambers, a milliner, while being taken to jail on a chargo of having sold a thirteen-year-old white girl to a China man, shot and killed herself. The bul let passed through her heart and into tb? hand of Sheriff English, who had hoMI of the Tyuniiin. GREAT FALLS PROJECT BEFORE THE U. S. SENATE Chamber of Commerce to Ask for an Appropriation of $20,000. The first step in the effort to have Con gress appropriate $20,000 preliminary to the government purchase of the land about Great Falls, in order to light Wash ington by means of the water power, was taken by the committee on municipal leg islation of the Chamber of Commerce at a meeting yesterday afternoon. A subcom mittee of three was appointed to take the matter directly to the Senate committee on appropriations in an effort to have the item inserted in the District appropriation bill which is now pending before the Sen ate. The subcommittee consists of J. I. Peyser, chairman; Appleton P. Clark and L. J. Mather. Report Submitted. Chapin Brown, chairman of the munici pal legislation committee, told the com mittee that he considered the matter of great importance and that the board of directors at a recent meeting had referred it to his committee with instructions to take whatever action was considered nec essary. He reminded the committee that the District Commissioners had included an item of $30,000 for the investigation of the feasibility of the project and that the item had been left out of the Diserict ap propriation bill when it was reported to the House. Mr. Peyser said that his subcommittee would look into the legal, practical and scientific sides of the project and would make a request to be heard by the sub committee of the Senate appropriations committee in charge of the District bill early next week. > Referred to Subcommittee. A subcommittee was appointed also to urge upon Congress to allow the employes of the District government thirty days' sick leave each year. A recent ruling by the controller of the Treasury has de nied District employes sick leave. The subcommittee consists of George C. Gert man, Byron Graham and A. D. Burr. Joseph I. Weller called the attention of the committee to a bill in t*ie. Po which proposes to enable tiu' States government to establish to lands and waters along the Aanacostia river, Eastern branch, the Potomac river and Rock creek by equity suit in stead of trial by jury or other mode of procedure. This, Mr. Weller said, might nry e^Clty A'urk su iinsilshijt ?a Ibqso xvlio cabu ! title to such lands In opposition to the j government. On motion a committee of five, left to the cha'r to appoint, and | of which the chairman should be one, was decided upon to protest against the passage of the bill in Its present form. CHEROKEE INDIAN LANDS SUBJECT OF LITIGATION Allotment Under Acts of Congress Contested in the District Supreme Court. Richard A. Ballinger. Secretary of the Interior, and Franklin MacVeagli, sv*c retary of the Treasury, have been cited by Justice Stafford of the District Su preme Court to show cause February 15 why they should not be enjoined from proceeding to pay any child born since September 1, 1902, any of the funds be longing to the members of the Cherokee Indians. Allotments Authorized. Congress in July, 1902, authorized the allotment of about 4,000,000 acres of land and about $2,000,000 among the Chero kee? who were enrolled as tribe members September 1, 1902. This arrangement was i submitted to the tribe and by them rati fied. Four years later Congress passed an act, not submitted to the tribe, where by it directed that equal shares in the distribution should be given to all chli ! dren of the tribe born after September t, 11902, providing they were living March 4, 1906. The additions to the tribe num ber about 5,600 and the share of land I which it Is sought to take from members to whom it has already been granted and I give to the newly born Indians is valued ! at $45,000,000. Indians Bring Suit. Levi B. Gritts, Richard M. Wolfe and Frank J. Boudinot, members of the Cherokee Nation, for themselves and their co-tribesmen, have filed suit to pre vent the proposed allotment under the second act of Congress on the claim that the act is unconstitutional. Attorneys William H. Robeson, J. J. Hemphill and Daniel B. Henderson repre sent the Indians. COSTS THBEE LIVES. Wife's Effort to Effect Reconciliation With Husband. ST. LOUIS, February 3.?Mr?. Mary Turpin and Frederick Hainz were shot ~"<1 killed and Hains's wife, Sarah, was wounded at Mrs. Turpin's home yesterday. The Maln*ea had been separated for a year and Mrs. Hainz had Just arrived from Klrkwood, Mo., to effect a recon ciliation. ?nly to find her husband iu Xiuata'ti cogiffmy.. [WJicUicr it was Hainz or hia wife who did the shooting Is not clear. Virginia, the little daughter of Mrs. Turpin, was in the room when her mother was shot. She lisped a story later to a reporter that her mother wanted her to notify some one tliat she was shot and dying, but the child was too small to carry the news. The mother then called her to her and with her last strength tied a white cord around her light wrist and dipped the ends of the string in biood and told hex* to go across the street to the home of a Mrs. Richev and show the string to her. The child did as she was told, but before Mrs. Rlchey reached the Turpin home the police were there. A minute after ]the triple shooting Mr^. Hainz, with two bullet wounds, staggerM to the rear door of Mrs. Annie Boennlnp ham's home, near by, and fell. A Systemic Blood Disease Catarrh is not merely an affection of the mucous membranes: it is a deep-seated blood disease in which the entire circulation and greater p*t of the system are involved. It is more commonly manifested in the head, nose and throat, because of the sensi tive nature of these membranes, and also because they are more easily reached by irritating influences front the outside. The symptoms of Ca tarrh, such as a tight feeling in the head, nose stopped up, throat clogged and dry, hacking cough, etc., show that the tiny blood vessels of the mu cous membranes are badly congested and inflamed from the impurities in the circulation. To cure Catarrh per manently the blood must be purified and the system cleansed of all un healthy matter. Nothing equals S. S. S. for this purpose. It attKks the disease at its head, goes down to the bottom of the trouble and makes a com plete and lasting cure by PURI FYING the blood. 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