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AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. National?"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," 8:15 p.m. Belasco?Marguerite Clark In "Baby Mine." and the world-famous Russian dancers, 8:20 p.m. Columbia?"Tho Common Law," 8:15 p.m. Chase's?Polite vaudeville, 8:15 p.m. New Academy?"Alias Jimmy Valen tine," 8:15 p.m. Gayety?"The College Girls," 8:15 p.m* New Lyceum?"The Cherry Blossoms," 8:15 p.m. Casino?Vaudeville and motion pictures, 2:15, 15:45, 7:15 and 9 p.m. Cosmos?Vaudeville and motion pic tures, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Virginia?Motion pictures and illus trated songs. The Arcade. 14th street and Park road Dancing, skating and other amusement*. The Value of a Langh. What is the value of a good laugh to you? Sometimes it is hard to measure In dollars and cents, and therefore it is im possible to figure the value of the show at the COSMOS this week, for you can't begin to count the laughs in "The Wall Between," "Sam Barton" or "Falls and Falls." let alone the balance of the show. It takes more than comedy to make a good vaudeville show. Music, songs, nov elty and a bit of the dramatic are at times needed. None of th??m are missing this week. The Longworths and Honan and Helm look after the musical end. Herbert O'Connor and company furnish the dramatic in "The Strike Leader." The COSMOS has given some very good shows, but it is doubtful if they ever pre. Bented a better all-round bill than they have this week. India Caubmere Shawl For Sal?. Beautiful design, in perfect condition; very rare. A?e about 25O years. For a short time on display at Messrs. J. C. Ga teau & Son, 1351 IT street northwest. Furnaces, Ranjces, I.strobe* Repaired, cleaned. S. S. Shedd & Bro. Co., 432 Wh. Give the Children a Rich Bread. Holmes' Homemade "Milk" Bread Is rich with the ingredients that build bone and muscle. It satisfies healthy appe tites. Ask Holmes' Bakery to have a wagon call at your door every day. (imm and Eleetrte Portables, Domes, Showers. S. S. Shedd & Bro. Co., 432 9th. Phone Tour Wait Ad to The Star, Main 2440. THE HIGH SCHOOL DRILL Believed That Competition Will Be Held in the Last Week of May. The date and place for the annual competitive drill of the High School Ca dets ot' this city will be announced so<vi It will probably fee held the last week in May. Ernest L>. Thurston, assistant su perintendent of public schools, to com pleting arrangements for the drill with the assistance of Col. Burton Ross, elder commandant, and the military committee of the board of education. The captains of the respective com panies have 1 een given the programs which will be followed at the drill. Three positions yet remain to be tilled >n the cadet organization, one lieutenancy at Central High School, and two at Mc Kinley Manual Training School. The recommendation for the appointment at Central High School has 'been made and is awaiting only the approval of the military committee of the board of edu cation before it is announced. An exam ination to fill the vacancies at Tech will be held this afternoon. Last year the drill was held on the Monument grounds. It had been a theory of some of the high school principals that the Monument grounds would be the ideal place for the affair, as it would enable every interested person to see it. Miich difficulty had been experienced in previous years to give tickets to every one who wanted to see the drill. The experiment, according to the popular opinion immediately following the drill last year, was a complete failure. The lack of proper seating arrangements, the poorness of the view to be obtained and the inrolerable heat all combined to les sen the interest in the affair, according to spectator*. Then, because the mem bers from the respective schools could not gather compactly the enthusiasm was much less than usual. The officials want to have the contest early enough to keep it from interfering with the closing activities of the schools or being interfered with by them. It has been prophesied by a great many, how ever. that taking all things into consider ation the drill would be held In the week of May JG. SPEAKS ON STANTON. Col. A. S. Worthington Addresses Members of District Bar. <'ol. Augustus S. Worthington, member of the District bar, delivered an address on "Personal Reminiscences of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War during Lin coln's administration," before the Ohio Society al Rauscher's last evening. Jus tice Anderson, first vice president, pre sided in the absence of the president. Justice Day, of the 1'nited States Su preme Court. Chaplain Couden of the House of Representatives led devotional exercises. A business meeting preceded the ad dress. Mrs. Otis I>. Swett sang several solos. Eugene E. Stevens was ia charge. Struck by Falling Bricks. While working at the site of the new city post office near the Union station last evening about 7:30 o'clock, Gustave Bulse, twenty-one years old, residing at 315 Pennsylvania avenue northwest, was accidentally struck on the head by bricks which fell from a steam shovel. He sus tained several lacerations of the scalp, and was takt-n to tiie Casualty Hospital. Hakes Home Baking Easy Absolutely Pure Tho only baking powder made from Royal Grapo Cream of Tartar H3ALUM.N0 LIME PHOSPHATE Sherlocko the Monk $ The Episode of the Vanishing Coal By Gus Mager Plan of Assessment for Recla mation of Flats. CITIZENS MAKE PROTEST Northeast Association Also favors Curfew Law and Approves Reg ulation of Dentistry. Opposition to the plan to assess the cost of improvements along the Anacostia river against the owners of property cov ering: about one-third the area of the District was voiced last night at a meet ing of the Northeast Washington Citi zens' Association. William J. Frizzell submitted the report of the committee. Commentiiig upon the subject, Mr. Frizzell said that residents of other sec tions had remarked that the plan was all right; that the people could not ex pect to get something for nothing. "But," he added, "when the suggestion was made to have the people of the northwest section pay for a bridge over Rock creek at Calvert street there was a hue and cry that 'we don't want to be taxed.' " For the General Good. The reclamation of the* Anacostia flats, he declared, means as much to the health of the people of one section as it does to those of another, and why the people of the one section should be taxed for the entire cost he could not understand. "And," added W. J. Lang, "the people of the northwest section will be the ones to enjoy the park. Tney have their auto mobiles and carriages and will lind It easily accessible." The committee report was adopted, and President Tucker will call a meeting of the several associations in the eastern section of the city to discuss the ques tion. Dr. Starr Parsons, chairman of the committee on schools, submitted a re port favoring the adoption of a curfew law for the District. He said that most people have an erroneous idea of the working of the curfew law. "The law's main feature," he said, "is to keep children on the squares in which they reside, and to prevent them from wandering away from home after night and associating with those of evil pro pensities." The report was adopted. Dr. Parsons also is interested in the movement of school teachers fo bring about a closer relationship between teachers and parents. He called attention to a meeting of the Lincoln Park Parent Teacher Association to be held at the Edmonds School, t)th and D streets north east, March 10. Resolutions Adopted. At Dr. Parsons' request the association adopted a resolution approving the bill now pending in Congress to regulate the practice of dentistry. The association also adopted a resolu tion opposing the bill which provides for the appointment of inspectors to examine gas fixtures in the houses in the District. On motion of J. M. Wood a resolution of thanks was tendered Representative Lobeck for what he has done in the mat ter of handling the garbage question, while Representative Littlepage was thanked for championing the cause of making West Virginia avenue a thorough fare free from District property yards. Noteworthy Floral Decorations ?are created " by Gude's artists. Esti mates and suggestions given. 1214 F.? Advt. DEATH OF GEORGE W. FALLS. Night Superintendent of Filtration Plant Asphyxiated in Sleep. George Walton Falls, engineer and night superintendent of the District filtration plant, was accidentally asphyxiated by il luminating gas while asleep In his room at 8u2 H street northwest yesterday after noon. He returned from Norfolk yester day morning, inquired about the health of his father and retired in order that he would be in condition to properly attend to his duties last night. Mrs. Jennie Hicks, in whose house Falls boarded, sent a member of her family to Falls' room shortly before 4 o'clock to awaken him in order that he would have time to prepare to go to work. The door was unfastened, but the odor of gas made it evident that some thing was wrong. The door was opened and the body of Falls was found on a cot. He had left j the window partly open, but the How of I gas was strong and death resulted. Falls, who was a Spanish war veteran end a native of Morganton, N. C., was thirty-eight years old. He leaves par ents, four sisters antV a brother. His brother is Capt. Moor N. Falls of the 2Sth Infantry, United States Army. His sisters are Mrs. Horace F. Spurgin, wife of Lieut. Spurgin, 128th Company, Coast Artillery; Mrs. John Green, Washington; Mrs. C. M. Barry. Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. McDowell of Morganton. Rev. Neilson Walton Falls, the father, resides at 1122 Vermont avenue north west. He is a missionary and member of the Episcopal diocese of the city. Ar rangements have been made to take the body to Morganton tonight. Money to loan at 5 and 6% on real estate. Frank T. Rawlings Co., 1425 N. Y. ave.? Advt. Dr. Thirkield Visits St. Louis, President Thirkield of Howard Univer sity has gone to St. Louis, where, as di rector for the District of Columbia, he will attend the annual meeting of the Re ligious Education Association, and will also give an address. He will also attend a conference on the religious education of the colored people, especially as related to religious work through the college and Sunday school. OVER HALF A CENTURY DEVOTED TO PREACHING Rev. Dr. Leech Will Celebrate 75th Birthday Anniversary Next Sunday. Rev. Dr. S. V. Leech, for more than half a century a minister of the Metho dist Episcopal Church, will celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday anniversary next Sunday at his apartment in the De Soto. Dr. Leech, who is & son of the late Daniel D. T. Leech of Washington and a broth er of E. O. Leech, deceased, who was director of the United States mint during President Harrison's administration, was reared from earliest chlldhoo^ in Wash ington, and has made this city his home except during the times of his absence as pastor of churches in other cities. His license to preach was issued by Foundry M. E. Church in 1850, since which time Dr. Leech has occupied a number of pulpits in representative churches east and west. For twenty-five years he was a member of the Baltimore Conference, during which time he was pastor of several prominent churches in Baltimore. While pastor of a church in Albany, N. Y? Dr. Leech was chaplain of the senate of New York during former President Roosevelt's term as assembly man. He was one of the first trustees of the international board of Christian Endeavor. Dr. Leech is the author of a number of books of a religious charac ter and has also been a Chautauqua lec turer. He is a member of the Associa tion of Oldest Inhabitants and has always taken a deep interest in the organization. Retired from active work in the min istry, Dr. Leech has resided in Washing ton for the past four years. 949.21 to California, Arizona, New Mexico. Mexico, until April 14. Tourist sleeping car v.ithout change. Berth, $U. Washington-Sunset Route, A. J. Poston, G. A., 1)05 F?705 15th.?Advt. SCHOOL FOE DELINQUENTS. Movement in Favor of Training In stitution for White Girls. An organized movement for the estab-r Iishment of a training school for delin quent girls similar in character to that maintained for boys is enlisting the sup port of many prominent women and char ity organizations of the city. A bill has passed the Senate and is pending before the House for an appropriation of $20,000 for the purpose of enlarging the institu tion at Conduit road and Nebraska ave nue, which* was originally intended to serve for both white and colored girls, the races being in separate departments. Mrs. E. B. Olney is circulating a peti tion urging that Congress pass such leg islation at this session affording a proper training school for white girls and point ing out the needs of such an institution in the District. LAND CONDEMNATION PLAN. Chamber of Commerce Committee to Discuss Bark Project. A subcommittee has been appointed by A. Leftwich Sinclair, chairman of the committee on law and legislation of the Chamber of Commerce, to consider and report upon a bill to authorize the con demnation of land for highway and park purposes along the Anacostia river in the District of Columbia in connection with the reclamation and development of the Anacostia river and flats from the Anacostia bridge to the District line. The subcommittee consists of Jackson H. Ralston, chairman; Maurice D. Rosen berg, Walter C. Balderston, Robert F. Bradbury, Charles W. Clagett, J. W. Hunt, George M. Myers, Albert Schul teis and Joseph I. Weller. The bill to be considered provides for the condemnation of certain land along the Anacostia river for highway and park purposes, and directs that the entire amount found to be due and awarded by the jury under the condemnation pro ceedings as damages for the land to be condemned for highway and' park pur poses, plus the costs and expenses of the proceedings, and the costs and expenses of the necessary surveys and prepara tion of plans, shall be assessed by the Jury as benefits against the land in the neighborhood of the proposed highway and park. The Antount Yon Save ?is not so Important as the fact that you are saving. Start now with the savings bank dept. of Union Trust Co., 15th and H sts. 3% compound interest on savings. ?Advt. TENNESSEAN8 TO MEET. Brief Addresses Included in Program for fhis Evening. A special meeting of the Tennessee So ciety of Washington, the membership of which comprises more than 200 natives of the Volunteer state residing in or near this city, will be held this evening in the W. C. T. U. building, 6th street between E and F streets. Prof. Claxton, United States commissioner of education; Dr. Wlckllffe Rose and Prof. Bourland of the Rockefeller commission, and sev eral members of the Tennessee delegation In Congress are expected to be present and make brief addresses. Secretary W. J. Cawthon has sent out Invitations to all Tennesseans to be present. Funeral of George W. Seitz. A delegation from the -Association of Oldest Inhabitants attended the funeral services this morning for George W. Seitz,. a member of that association, who died Sunday at his home, 58 R street northwest. Services were held at the home at 9:30 o'clock, followed by requiem mass at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart. Interment was private. Chief Justice Shepard Rules Against Him in Case of Home for Incurables. Quoting the action of the United States Supreme Court in reference to the dis missal of cases even pending in that tribunal when the jurisdictional money consideration for an appeal to that court was raised from $1,000 to $5,000, the Dis trict Court of Appeals has denied the ap plication of Attorney H. B. F. Macfarland for an appeal from the Court of Appeals in behalf of the Washington Home for Incurables. Mr. Macfarlar.d relied on section 299 of the judiciary act, known as the saving clause. "While the language of the section is somewhat involved," said Chief Justice Shepard in his opinion, we think it is but a saving clause Intended to preserve the jurisdiction already acquired by perfect ing an appeal allowed under the repealed law. Had the act, of which this section is a part, taljen away the appellate juris diction of this court in this class of cases, the section would have preserved the jurisdiction acquired before the act took effect. Bight of Appeal Denied. "It is argued that the section could only have been intended to preserve the right of appeal to the United States Su preme Court in all cases pending in this court in which the right of appeal way given under the repealed law, because it is argued that no saving clause in the repealing act was needed to apply to cases then pending in the United States Supreme Court. The argument is unten able. The settled rule Is directly the op posite." After declaring that it Is constrained to deny the appeal the court directs that the mandate be stayed until further or der to give the applicant a reasonable time to apply for relief to the Supreme Court. TAKES HER OWN LIFE. Mrs. Mary Kelly Swallows Fatal Draft of Poisonons Disinfectant. Mrs. Mary Kelly, sixty-seven years old, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at her home, 1011 .'list street, by swal lowing about half a pint of poisonous disinfectant. She died at Georgetown i University Hospital about two lyiurs after she took the poison. Mrs. Ida Gosnell, daughter of Mrs. Kelly, was moving from the 31st street house. She and her son were In the front room when her mother, who was in the kitchen, swallowed the poison. Mrs. Gosnell found her mother in the kitchen, suffering intense pain, and had the police take her to the hospital. Cor oner Nevltt made an investisation and gave a certificate of death stating that In his judgment, from the circumstances, the poison was taken with suicidal intent. Money to Loan ?on real estate. Moore & Hill (Inc.), 1420-22 H St.?Advt. ASSAILS MILL OWNERS. Dr. A. J. McKelway Scores Those of Lawrence, Mass. Dr. A. J. McKelway, secretary of the national child labor committee for the southern states, in a lecture on "Child Labor" last night at the Public Library, assailed the Lawrence, Mass., mill owners for employing children under fourteen years of age, the legal age nec essary to secure employment in the mills. He pictured laboring conditions among the children, pointing out the needs of strict enforcement of the child labor law, and illustrated his lecture with pictures showing children at work in mines and mills. The lecture was given under the aus pices of the District of Columbia Woman Suffrage Association, and Mrs. Julia A. Leavitt, president, presided. The associa tion will hold a public mass meeting at the Columbia Theater the evening of March 31, and a lecture will also be held under the auspices of the association March 19 at the Public Library, when James L. Couch, secretary of the Postal League of New York, will speak on the parcels post. DENIES IT WAS ELOPEMENT. Frederick McC. Smith Takes Miss Edith Bretney as pride. Frederick McC. Smith, manager of the Washington Advertising Agency, and Miss Edith G. Bretney of 336 8th street south east, who were quietly married in Balti more last Sunday, will go to housekeep ing at once, having failed to keep the fact of their marriage a secret Mr. Smith said today that the only reason for going to Baltimore to be married was his desire to avoid disturbing his aged moth er, who Is not in the best of health. "My marriage was in no sense an elope ment, as some persons would have it," said Mr. Smith today. 'We were accom panied by my brother and by Miss Bret ney' s?or Mrs. Smith's?aunt, Mrs. Maud Boswell. It was exactly what any man would do when he got ready. My mother has been in poor health for some time,' and It was my desire to keep the mar riage a secret for a time, so as to avoid worrying her. That Is all." Mr. Smith, who is forty-one years of age has known .Mrs. Smith for the past two' years, she having been employed In his office. The former Miss Bretney is nineteen, and has lived for some time with her uncle, William Boswell. her par ents being dead. The newly married cou Sle will reside In Chevy Chase, where Mr. mith has recently built a home. AND THE COUNTY Judge Peter Draws More Jurors for March Term to Replace Those Excused. - Special Correspondence of The Star. ROCKVILLE. Md., March 12. 1912. Judge Edward C. Peter has drawn the following to serve as jurors at the March term of the circuit court for this county, which begins here next Monday morning, in the places of those previously drawn but excused from serving: Clarksburg district?James B. Day In place of Dorsey Schwartz. Poolesville?Thomas Hoskinson in place of Walter B. Fyffe. Darnestown ? Benton Higgins and George Byrd in places of Thomas E. Pad gett and James B. Jones. Olney?Alban G. Thomas in place of Walter F. Cashell. Gaithersburg?Gideon D. Briggs and David L. Ward in places of William H. Brake and Thomas G. Hilton. Damascus?Aden McK. Bowman in place of William A. Waters. Wheaton?John W. Lucas, Charles G. Wilson and Donald M. Bowie in places of G<eorge M. Wolfe, James H. Barnes and Benjamin L. Palmer. Miss irma Belle Garrett and Thomas S. Abbott, both of Washington, were mar ried in Rockville by Rev. William D. Keene. pastor of the Southern Methodist Church, the ceremony taking place at the parsonage. They left for Washington Im mediately afterward. A licence to marry has been issued by the clerk of the circuit court here to Miss Florence B. Young and Henry P. Turner, both of Spotsylvania county, Va. Colored Teachers Meet. The annual spring Institute of the col ored public school teachers of Montgom ery county, held in Rockville and at tended by about thirty teachers, was ad dressed by Rev. J. Fred Eastman and Rev. Mr. Morris of the United States Department of Agriculture, Prof. Earle B. Wood, county superintendent of public schools; George R. Bell, John W. Payne, A. D. Owens. Lucy S. Robinson, Rachel L. Miller and others. William Gorham of this vicinity was before Justice Reading in the police cdurt here yesterday on a charge of assault preferred by his boarding house keeper, Mrs. Susan Downs of this place. He was found RUilty and was fined $25 and costs. As he could not raise the amount, he was committed to jail. The testimony showed that Gorham In dulged too freely in intoxicants Sunday evening and made things lively at his boarding house, and that when Mrs. Downs attempted to restrain him he at tacked her. striking and kicking her several times. Deputy Sheriff Aaron Hewitt made the arrest. It has been announced that Arthur Stabier of Sandy Spring, this county, will peek the republican congressional, nomination in this district to succeed Representative David J. Lewis, demo crat. ANACOSTIA. The Progressive Association of the Ana costla Baptist Church met last evening in the basement hall of the church on W street, to discuss plans for future work. The trustees ot- the church will meet tonight for the monthly discussion of the general affairs of the church. The question of completing the repairs to the church building, begun several months ago, will probably be considered. W. P. Ballard, president of the Men's Club of the Congress Heights Methodist Episcopal Church, has selected the fol lowing committees to serve during the present year. C. A. Emmons, social; | Andrew J. McNamara, membership; John . T. Dean, advertising; Walter Ballard, re ligious work. Although President Ballard named one man on each committee the privilege is extended these men to select additional members to assist in the work Ralph Frisbie of 13th street, Anacostla, has gone to Pittsburgh, where he will make his home. Mr. Frisbie has business interests in the Smoky City. Anacostla Chapter, No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, met last evening in the local Masonic Hall, with Franklin S. Gicker, high priest, presiding. Sergt. M. L. Ready of the eleventh po lice precinct, is on "sick leave," and Po liceman Karl Scherer is acting In his place. Frank Luckell. twenty-five years old, fell from a motor cycle on Nichols avenue last evening. He received several painful cuts and bruises, but after the wounds were dressed in a nearby drug store he was able to return to his home. On account of the stormy weather last evening the scheduled meeting of the East Washington Heights Citizens' As sociation was postponed. It was intended to hold the annual election of officers, and to review the work accomplished during the year. President H. A. Buscher stated that he would call a special meeting In the near future. A Motor Trip Out Conduit Road ?with dinner at Cabin John Bridge Hotel Is an outing you'll enjoy. Md. fried chicken, Potomac black bass, hot biscuit. ?Advt. AT ANNUALD HN^TEB. Clinical Society Listens to Brief Talks, Supplemented by Music. The annual dinner of the Clinical So ciety of the District of Columbia was held at the Raleigh Hotel last evening. Dr. John B. Nichols presided. Each mem ber told a story or took some other part in the entertainment. Southern songs were sung by a group of negro minstrels. Those present were Drs. Charles Mar bury, John D. Thomas, James Stuart, Charles F. White, D. Webb Prentiss, Frank Blscoe, V. B. Jackson, William J. Mallory, Walter A. Wells, William M. Barton, J. J. Richardson, J. J. Clark, Sothoron Key, L. A. Johnson, Hants Griffith and M. D'Arcy Magee. CONTRACT FOR LIGHTING HELD UP BY COUNCIL City Fathers of Takoma Park, Md., Want Changes in Its Wording Made. The town council of Takoma Park, Md., at a meeting last night failed to reach a decision concerning the contract with the Potomac Electric Power Company for lighting the streets and avenues of i the suburb. The contract has been pre- ' pared, but the councilmen believe sev-1 eral changes in its verbiage will be nec essary before it can be adopted. Mayor W. G. Piatt and Councilman S. W. Wil liams were authorized to continue nego tiations with the company. When the Contract is ready for approval a special meeting of the council will be called. The council approved the recommenda tion of the water and sewer committee, composed of Councilmen L. R. Grabill, H. EX Rogers and R. D. Rush, that no action be taken, pending the decision of the court as to the status of Hancock avenue, for the extension of the present water main on Grant avenue through to Hancock and Sheridan avenues. The rec ommendation was concurred in by the finance committee, composed of Council men H. F. TafT, R. D. Rush and H. E. Rogers, whicli committee did not deem the expenditure expedient at this time. The action of the council was in re sponse to a petition signed by Leo V. Longstreeth, Charles Leaman. John Schenck, B. C. Stine, F. Steward. S. E Ferrar, William L. Beaman, A. H. Downs, J. A. Dennis and Ira L. Leaman, residents and property owners on Han cock avenue, for the extension of the water main. The finance committee es timated that the cost of the 'extension i would be ?1,009.20. Treasurer Ben G. Davis reported that the receipts for February amounted to $1,301.75, which with the balance on hand made a total of *0,231.57. Included in the receipts was 51<X) road tax refund from Prince Georges county. The expenditures amounted to $381.33, leaving a net bal ance of $5,850.24. The meeting was presided over by Mayor W. G. Piatt, with Councilmen E. E. Blodgett, R. D. Rush. H. E. Rogers, H. F. Taff, S. W. Williams and Town Clerk Ben G. Davis present. Flowers for Ml-C?reme Affair* and spring weddings. Shaffer, 14th & I.? Advt. * STRUCK BY TAXI; DIES. George Bailey, Colored, Succumbs to Fractured Spine. Suffering from a fracture of his spine, George Bailey, colored, twenty-five years old, who resided at 2110 $)th street north west, was taken to t*ie Emergency Hos pital last night from Connecticut avenue and N street, where he had been knocked down by a taxicab of the Terminal Taxi cab Company. He soon lapsed into un consciousness, dying this morning about 3 o'clock. Arthur Douglass, chauffeur of the taxi cab, conveyed Bailey to the hospital and later went to the third precinct police station. Witnesses to the affair declar ed the accident was unavoidable so far as the chauffeur was concerned and the lat ter was not detained. This morning Douglass was taken to the station and held pending an investi gation by the coroner. The taxicab was going west on N street and Bailey was crossing from north to south on Con necticut avenue when he was struck. Coroner Nevitt will hold the inquest to morrow morning. ALONG THE RIVER FRONT. , Arrivals. Schooner John P. Robinson, cord wood from Upper Machodoc creek at 10th street wharf for L. A. Clarke &.Son; schooner Willie Clarance, oysters in the shell from the Potomac beds for the market here; schooner Ella, cord wood from a river point for dealers here; tug Capt. Toby, I towing Bryant's shell scow from Alexan dria to load oyster shells at 11th street wharf; schooner J. R. Dixon and power boats Boss Bailey and William Oliver, oysters at 11th street wharf for the mar ket; schooner D. P. Mulford. at Alexan dria with oysters from the Potomac beds; power boat J. H. Chivell. from a hunt ing trip to Blakistone Island. Departures. Schooner Ada Crockett, light, for a low er Potomac point to load oysters in the shell for the market here; schooner Win nie Windsor, light, for Blakistone Is land to load oysters in the shell for the market here; schooner Lewis Worrell, light, for Nomini creek to load cord wood back to this city; United States Army en gineers' tug Castle, on an infection tour to the York river; tug Camilla, light, for the mouth of the river after oil-laden barge from Baltimore for this port: schooner Willis, light, for a river point to load; tug Rosalie, with a tow of light scows to Smoot digging machines. Memoranda. Sloop Flora Elsie is in the river, bound to this city with lumber from Nomini creek; Standard Oil Company tug No. 12, towing tank barge No. 53, has sailed from Baltimore for this port; tug Ken more has arrived at Baltimore from this city with a tow of light barges; schooner Etta is at a Potomac point loading for this city; schooner Earl Blscoe is char tered to load cord wood in Nomini creek for the dealers here; schooner John P. Robinson will go to Alexandria to load merchandise for Upper Machodoc creek points; schooner Lancelot has sailed from Maryland point for this city with; cord wood aboard; schooner Hallie K. is in the Wicomico river loading oysters In the shell for the market here. * LIFE IN AFRICAN JUNGLE PORTRAYED IN LECTURE Dr. Carl Akeley Tells of His Experiences in Hunting Elephants. Dr. Carl Akeley of the American Museum of Natural History, with a lec ture Illustrated with moving pictures and stereopticon views of charging elephants, lions, hippopotami and other denizens of the African jungles, thrilled two big audi ences at the New Masonic Temple yester day afternoon and last night, the suo Ject being "Hunting the Elephant with Camera and Rifle." The lecture was the result of an experience covering seven years in the wHds of Africa, Dr. Akeley having been sent there by the Field Museum of Chicago and the American Museum of Natural History to collect data In regard to elephants?their habits, breeding grounds, etc. Herd in Action. Dr. Akeley's pictures of a herd of ele phants charging directly down on the operator of the picture machine were certainly of the ordier to be best described as "thrillers." The huge beasts, trunks in the air, lumbering toward the hunt ers and seeming to be coming straight at the audience, made a spectacle never be fore seen in motion pictures, and one which few operators of machines would care to take. On his last trip to Africa Dr. Akeley was accompanied by John T. McCutch eon, cartoonist and writer, of Chicago, whose book, with its characteristic Mc Cutcheon illustrations, telling- the story of the Chicago man's experiences, has made a great hit. Mrs. Akeley also ac companied her husband, and had the dis tinction of killing the largest elephant ever shot in the Mount Kenia district, the beast's tusks weighing 112 and 115 pounds, respectively. Two elephants shot by Mrs. Akeley yielded a total of 480 pounds of ivory, the two being shot the same day and the ivory being a record for the Mount Kenia district. Mississippi Hound Next Topic. Next Thursday afternoon and night Paul Rainey will lecture before the Na tional Geographic Society at the New Masonic Temple on the subject "The Mis sissippi Hound," the lecture being an il lustrated story of hunting lions, leop ards and other ferocious African animals with a pack of hounds taken from Mis sissippi. Mr. Rainey's pictures include rhinoceri and hippopotami taken in their natural surroundings, besides many trop ical birds, the whole forming what critics have called the greatest collection of wild-life pictures ever shown. W. Morgan Shuster, lately returned from a somewhat exciting sojourn in Per sia, will tell members of the society next Friday afternoon and night of his ex periences whlie treasurer general of the land of the shah. WHAT SCIENCE IS DOING. Interesting Exhibition to Be Held >. in the National Mnsenm. What the scientific world is doing in various lines will be shown In a re markable exhibition that is being ar ranged to take place in the National Mu seum March 28 and 29, at the time of the annual meeting of the Washington Acad emy of Sciences. It is intended to have on exhibi tion specimens of scientific instruments from various departments of the federal j government and from the other institu- ! tions, like the Carnegie Institution, j making their homes in Washington. The j geophysical laboratory of that institu- i tion will have on exhibition some of the seldom-seen and little-understood instru ments used for making artificial rocks The weather bureau, the technological branch of the Department of Agriculture, the geological survey, the reclamation service and the War Department will be represented. Dwelling Damaged by Fire. Fire of unknown origin caused about $50 damage last night in the house of George Wilson, 478 K street southwest. The blaze was extinguished by members of the fire department, who responded to an alarm from box 453. HEALTH CANDIES 100% PURE. St. Patrick Sweets. Put up in Boxes Decorated with Irish Flags and Shamrocks. Spe cial Caramels and Chocolates. 1203-1205 G St. Fountain Drinks. Salted Nuts. THE FINEST THAT NATURE PRODUCES. SUPERB APPLES. "Apples are considered nature's medicine chest." The Fruit & Nut Shop, ; 1231 G St. Gift Basket*. Fruit Juices. j CITY ITEMS. Drawing tables. Fred A. Schmidt. 710-7'Jt 13th. Tlie Aviator'* Oenrro?lt)t Three Reel* Aeroplane Raring: The Indian Massacre. 2 reels. Great. Virginia, P. F, U, today. MOld Mel I wood" Kentucky Whlaky, U.'JQ bottle. Guaranteed 7 years old?bot tled In bond. All other tine liquors, ales, wines, etc. Deliveries until p.m. TeU i Main 3044. John T. Crowley. 831 14th n.w. Year ?xt Paekaire of laundry ?should go to CONGER'S. 23A& N. Y. ave.. if conditions warrant a change. One trial will convince you that Conger does th<$ best work at the right prices. Tel. \V. 4?'7. Fine Materials A Hyirleatr Produetloa ?endow HEIJRICH*8 BBEiiS with oxoep tional health value. The oldest of all do mestic beers (aged ?$ to 10 months). 2doz. Maerxen or Senate, >1.75; 2 dor. Imager, 11.50. Bottle rebate, TiOc. Phone \V. ltlflO. Krci, 21et llama. 13c; Shoulder*, 10r| Bacon. 14c; Kvap. Apples. Wc; Evap. Milk, 4c and 7%c; Corn. 7c; Hice, 5Vtc; Peas, 12c; Navy Beans. 5>ic; y lbs. Starch. 10c; Washing Soda. 10 lbs. for 10c; .1 cakes Olelne Soap for 10c; Sl.ir of the East Flour, $5.50 barrel; Figs, 12c; Dates. 7c. J. T. D. Pyles' IS stoics. Door*, Sank, Bllada and Lumber for spring house repairs. Qui^k delivery, right prices. EISINGER BROS., 210D 7th. Sea Food*. Steak*, Chop*, Salad*. Etc. Phila. Oyster & Chop House, 513 11th n.w. Americas laa Cafe, 730 17tk St. N.W. Music from 5 to 7. Shower Baths. Stag Hotel. 608 9th. Great. Plenty Flae Hard Craba Now Beery day at Schneider's. Line. 239. Phone Yoor Waat Ad to Tha Star, Main 24*0. ADDRESSES TO STUDENTS. % Indians Among Speakers at the Business High School. Col. Dick Plunkett, famed throughout the west as a "tamer of bad men;" Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, and three Indians, Thomas L. Sloan of Omaha, Neh.; Isaac P. Bellelyoun, a Pawnee, and Stacy Mat lock, were speakers before the pupils of Business High School yesterday. Col. Plunkett related some of his ex periences in the west, and Mrs. Lock wood spoke on the value of persistency. The addresses were repeated for the ben efit of the lower classes, since all pupils of the school cannot enter the assembly hall at the same time. Trustworthy Watch Re= The "WATt'll S'HOI"' will give yon thl host watcli repairing service ob tainable nnd at very reasonable rates, (iunrunteed Mainspring* $1 Ramsay's Watch Shop, 1221 K STUKKT. Star Kuilding. lltti St. Entrance. BOUND BY UPDOES, Strictly lllgb-grade HOTO GOODS. A substantial saving will be effected and the best results obtained t>y using ANTITRUST TllOTO t;o<JDS. M. A. Leese, Fire'proof _Storage HOUSEHOLD GOODS In open storage, $1.00 month up. Each piece tagged and receipt given. Private rooms, $2 month up. "We Move Anything." Merchants' Transfer and Storage Co., 920-922 E St. N.W. Telephone Main 6900. T 1690?Established 22 years?1912. HE man in business must be aggressive ?must hustle? ?must advertise?or he will soon be out of business. We write the right ads to ' make advertising good advertising. Star Ad Writing Bureau, RobertWCox, F. T. Hurley, star Buudiaf. C. C. Archibald. itTuW .?