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Sl Kann. Sons & Co.
The Busy Corner.
Always the best of eveo 'thing
for the least money.
Sheet Music Dept., Basement,
with the Toys.
The vinler of content is still hovering
over us, and no doubt will for some weeks
to come, and yet we arc making ad'ancc
efforts, and are meeting with good results,
in showing new spring effects ud closing
up the trails of odds and ends in winter
Some of the Best Ideas in New
Silk Waists.
It's marvelous how fashion has improv
ed over the past's successful fancies. The
spring sirles and effects show this to be
the fact.
The New Silk Waists for spring are
fctyledimore becomingly the patterns and
designs are the tiptop of fashion.
100 extra fine India Silk Waists, made of
a fine, soft lustrous material, with all
over vertical tucks; front, back, and
sleeves nicely lined and finished: made
with stock collar; sizes 32 to
44; worth JS.T5. Specially
priced at
"Vc have one assortment of extra fine
Taffeta Silk Waists, corded back and front
collar and sleeves finished
and lined -the same as any
$5 garment. Specially priced
Another assortment of superior guaran
teed Taffeta Waists, in black, white, cas
tor, hello, grey, old rose, reseda. Yale
blue, and Canarv. All-over corded and
tucked. In an unlimited va- (T i rvQ
riety of sizes. SG.73 and $7.50 MX
value. Specially priced at 4TavvJ
A line of very high cost silk taffeta
waists in all-over hemstitched effects, in
new shades of pearl grey, white and tur-
quoibeunake-and finish of the highest stan
dard a complete line of the best
s i z e 8 JS.00 value. Special
price. ..
All-silk satin duchesse waists, in several
styles of oords and tuoks stylish stock
collar and flared sleeves we
guarantee this garment to be
pure silk even size an uu
matchable value at
Our showing of women's, new spring shirt
ipring shirt
ivrt, madras,
waists in percalg chambray, lawn, madras,
and India linon. In plain and
all-over lace" effects, range in
lrice from 49c to
A Few Very Special Suit Values.
We shall offer tomorrow one lot of wo
men's stylish cloth suits in oxfords and
medium greys the jackets.made with new
Fhert double-brqasted Eton effect, with new
i-tyle draped skirt.- This outfit
it. ajf unusual good value at
the iMice e offer them
Anethrr lot of stylibli all-wool tallor
lnafle suits, in shades of greys, medium,
and dark Wiie mixtures and standard black
ftMSketP wade fly front dou
ble breamed and tight -fining
offeet-'-cvory suit vonh full
?12.0J. Our sfH-einl pri
There are stitl a lot of iboiee Suits to
felect froi on or SiOfc. table. We've idd
ni fceveiiti new M.!es to take the plat-e of
tlios-e already s-old. Kvery ihade of tan.
ea4or. mode, and medium greys as we.l
as fast blacks, in cheviots and camel 's
hair material e cry gaimont made with
the diori. jaunty jaoket and stylish skirt.
We can furnish you with cverj size.
One table of fine Man-tailored Suits, in
greys, Imm oe. aul tans some are silk
lined throughout, and are
actually i educed from
J1S.5U aiMl $?0.iA to
Sit Department - Second Floor.
359 Rolls of New Mattings Just
In from Auction.
cot ion
100 rolls of Japai.efce Mailing-Miglnb
wrapper Mained, bit not . ojgh to
rfiow or harm the wear- perfeu
fjualiiios. .worth 2oe a ard Spc ial
7 rolls of white inlaid. Jai-anoM conon
wrp Mfctting tbrse goods arc
warranted perfect and are -old
- China
everywhere at 2.V a atd Sjwual.
10 rolls of extra hea. JoimIe China
Matting, in a vanetv of new pit-
terns aifo worth 25c a yard. Spe
76 rolls of fancy weave .tUd high-col-
oied Japanese Jointlcas Matting
carpet jttrnt- uorili 4"i a
yard. Special
Two Special Bargains in White
One lot of assorted
patterns full 30
Inches Mide white
white Nottingham -t a p
net worth1 l0c a I tjI
al "
Lace .fish
yard. Special
1 lot of White Lace novelty net some
r0 inches wide, in assorted pat
terns of Hennaissance and Clu
ny worth 50c' Special
Alill Ends and Manufacturers'
Samples of Fancy Velour,
Silk Brocades and Tapestries.
f00 pieces of 27-ineh squares suitable
for chair and cushion covors. in
cluding fancy velour. tapestries,
and French armours special,
250 remnants of wll-silk hrocatelle. sat
in damask, and twilled armour 1 1-4 and
1 1-2 yards long goods -worth
in the piece from J3.50 to $5
per yard. Special...?....
These last two items you will find on
salclirst Hoor, centre bargain table.
Three Items Specially Priced
from Our Art Corner.
Hand-painted opal ware powder rp
puff boxes, match boxes, comb and XV'
brush trays. Choice, each..... vJ
Handsomely decorated satin pin cush
ionstriangular shape trimmed with
laces and ribbons such colors as nilc
green, pink, blue. cardinal, ffip
and orange. Reduced from ?1.25 hML
lo UJ
A new line of spachtel scarfs, rtpn
worth as high as 49c each. Spc- HL
cial LkJ
Art corner Section D, first floor.
8th and Market Space.
The Klnjr Triiforrcil to the intra.
SAX DJEGO, Cal., Feb. 6. Rear Admi
ral Kurtz this morning transferred his
flag to the Iowa from the Philadelphia
tind with the flag went the band and all
the officers, about thirty-four men in all.
The Philadelphia will sai! on Wednesday
morning for Mare Island lo relit for her
rruise to Samoa under -ominand of Cap
tain Reiter.
To Lnkcwood, X. J., via. PeniJKjIvn
ii in lta41rontl and Itroail .Street Sta
tion. Philadelphia.
lxe Washington 11 a. ra. week days connect
ing via Uroad Street Station, PMlMpWa. for
1 jKruooil. Uatc one way ?5.70; row ml trip ?S 70;
tood for decn days.
Tie certain (list the beer you drink i Ilpnrich's
if ou want iho best. Ask for Maoixrn, Senjtef
ind Lager by their names. 'Phone KM, Arlington
N'.Uinj: Co., for i cae.
A Sale of Unclaimed Property to
Begin Xext Week. .
V i..
Cliief Clerl; Kemp l'rciinrinsr n Cntn-Iojtiie-
of the rlcIeK to He" Dispos
etl of FlrcurMjt "luwl Other Wea
pons Xot Inolntlcd PintolN, Huzor,
mid Knives "Hitst He Destroyed.
J. Arthur Kemp, Property Clerk of the
Police Department, is at present busily
engaged completing- arrangements for the
annual police sale ot all unclaimed proper
ty in his possession. The sale will begin
on February 15 at the auction rooms of
James W. Ratcliffe. and will continue nntit
all the property is "disposed of. The pro
ceeas of the sale will -be turned over to
the police fund, and judging from the
amount of property to be disposed of, and
its Quality, a good sum will probably be
The various articles whicb ' will be
offered for sale include almost everything
imaginable that might be. found or con-
flscated. with the exception of firearms
"or other daugerous weapons. There are any
number of watches from the open face
nickel variety to the gold hunting case
timepiece. There are gentlemen's watches,
ladies' watches, and small timepieces for
children. There are rings of every variety,
including those set with diamonds and
other precious stones; all kinds of watch
chains, earrings, charms, breastpins,
bracelets, scarf pins, and trinkets of every
Umbrellas, -fur, and leather boas and col
lars, overcoats, muffs, shoes, and even
bolts of silks, satin', and wooolen goods, are
included in the collection. In addition,
there are sets of harness, table ware, bi
cycles, and many other articles too numer
ous to mention. Mr. Kemp is at present
compiling a catalogue of the various arti
cles to be disposed5, and expects to have
it completed within a day or two. These
catalogues will be distributed for the bene
fit of those who attend the sale.
The property to be sold at auction hen
been in the custody of Mr. Kemp ,f or at
least a year. Some of it was faijha. by
members of the police force and. by citi
zens and turned in, awaintiug a claimant,
while a goodly portion of it was ire ov
ered from persons arrested. The law re
quires that ajl articles turned Info- the
property clerk bo held for six months
before it is disposed of- At the expiration
of that lime it can be sold at public auc
tion, and the owner who makes claim hss
no redress. Mr. Kemp never exercises his
prerogative, however, untiljj year elapses
from the date theprepcrty coriita into his j
possession. HKIdefPlt to allow ample time ,
for all persons from whom property has
been taken to rnaketlaim Tor if. AH tho
property to be )Kild on the 15lh of this
month, therefore lias been in custody at
least one jear.
In case where honest citizens find prop
erty in the itreet and other places and
turn it in to the police they are advised
that in the event 'It is not claimed within
six months they may oh .application get
possession of it. In many instances the
finder returns at the expiration of the stip
ulated period and in the event that the
, property has not been claimed it is turned
I over to him. It often happens, however.
j that a finder never returns to claim what
is lawfully his property at the expiration
of the six months and Mr. Kemp is then
i at liberty to dispose of it at public auction.
j Such property is only a small portion of
I that which comes into the custody of Mr.
Kemp as the greater portion of it is re
covered from persons arrested. Sometime.-
property taken fiom a prisoner rightfully
belongs to him -fend at the expiration of
his sentence or when his case is disposed
of he makes demand for it or has home
relative or friend do so for him.
The one class of property which lr.
Kemp must dispose of, yet which he can
not sell, is limited to what are known as
concealed weapons. Thev include, of
course, revolvers, daugerous knives, dirks,
daggers, sword canes, etc. The police
claim that it is hardly right to arrest and
line a nerson who carries a concealed
weapon, confiscate the property, and then
again put it on the market to invite vio
lations of law. For that reason concealed
weapons are not sold at the annual auc-
lion, lnsteafl "they are destroyed. At
present Mr. Kemp has a large collection of
weapons which, if put up for sale, would
realize a good sum, but which he will, at
a later date, destroy and then throw into
the river.
An KiTorl to Ircfiit Dcprnlut ion
L'jion Vacant lioiihc.
The District- Commissioners have or-
dered that Article I, sections 1, 2, 4, 5, and j
C, be amended to read, in each case, "or
dealer in second-hand personal properly,"
instead of, as at present, "or person en
gaged in the second-hand clothing busi
ness." This will have the effect of bring
ing under the law all junk dealers, as well
! as pawnbrokers, and will mark a consid
erable change in the conduct of the va
rious lines of trade mentioned.
Under the police regulations every
pawnbroker and second-hand clothing
dealer has been required to make a daily
return of goods purchased by him during
the preceding twenty-four hours. These
returns are compared with a list of com
plaints received at Police Headquarters of
such property that has been stolen, and
action taken accordingly. But the list of
"We have had an epidemic of whooping
cough here," says A. B. Pope, Stewart,
Tenn., "and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
lias been the only medicine that has done
any good." There is no danger from
whooping cough when this remedy is
freely given. It completely controls tho
disease. Fifty-cent bottles for sale by
Henry Evans, wholesale and. retail, and
all druggists.
X Onlv $1.25 for 21 bottles.
f Are You Getting Thin ?
4- Losing your appetite? Not
f sleeping well? Feel tired
V and nervous? Drink a bot-
T tie of
i "Culmbacher"
BEER with meals and at T
night and see how soon T
you'll begin to pick up and X
feel better. It's an ideal !
tonic. Pure nourishing v
strengthening. "t
-JU" J4 bottles delivered
tcrod wpjrons, "Mily 1.2j.
in unlet-
Write or ..
Washington Brewery Co.,
4TII AXD F STS. V.fc. Thonc 151.
t Sample Line
IX m-tic Sewing Machines. Tel. 772
complaints covered many cases of prop
erty stolen and sold to junk dealers which
j did not come within the scope of the law.
L.ciiu 1'ipc, cupper, u.iui iuu mi in 53, aiiu
gas fixtures have been stolen and sold to
junk dealers and the losers were unable to
secure restitution.
In future, however, the purchase of
these articles will have to be reported
daily to the police, rendering possible the
detection and punishment of those who
have made a practice of robbing vacant
A Bcvrnril for the Conviction of I'cr
hoiiH Docking: HorneM.
At the last meeting of the Washington
Humane Society a resolution was adopted
authorizing the society to pay ?100 to any
person who will furnish evidence leading
to the apprehension and conviction of any
one who has docked a horse in the District
of Columbia, by cutting the solid part of
ttie tail.
A resolution was also passed to discon
tinue the use of the lot occupied by the
Bertha Langdon Darher Refuge for Small
Animals, the society having no funds to
appropriate for its support. The following
report was read:
Xumber of cases in the animal branch
investigated, 1,174; remedied without pros
ecution, 1,127; prosecuted, 47; convicted,
27; acquitted, none; animals unfit to work,
46; animals killed by the agents, 24; cases
of beating or whipping, 9; overloading, 2;
overdriving, 2; driving when galled, 1;
driving when lame, 25; lack of food or
shelter, 6; amount collected in Police
Court for society. $24S.
Agent Wright reported that on January
27, the Anacostia Railroad Company sold
75 condemned horses, at prices ranging
from ?5 to $16 each. Most of them wore
sold to people living in this city and it Is
very likely, Mr. Wright says, that they
will come into the hands tf the Humane
Society. He also reported that tho
slaughterhouses have been found In good
condition, the cattle cars arc well ventil
ated, most of them having racks for hay
and water troughs being so placed they
can be readily tilled, and the law limiting
the time live stock is allowed to remain
without water, food, or exercise Is com
plied with.
During December and January tho
agents examined 1.09S stables, found 104
in bad condition, which have all been
remedied. The practice of carrying chickens
with heads down, tying the legs and
crowding in coops has almost ceased,"
owing to the vigorous efforts of the
In the children's branch the number of
cases investigated was 13, amicably ad
justed 11, committed to the House of the
Good Shepherd 1 girl, aud 1 abandoned
colcred child committed by the court to
the Heard of Children's Guardians.
Mrs. Helen E. Armour, agent, leports
123 Bands of Mercy formed in the Public
Schools of the District, with a membership
of 5,420. She has visited fify-nine Bands,
j and distribute! 1,1)67 pages of literature.
The president was requested to ask the
Commissioners for a copy of the law re
quiring dogs to be muzzled. A letter was
read from Mrs. S. K. Bolton, of Cleve
land, Ohio, stating that dogs In that State
were by law personal property, and could
not be muzzled.
The president" announced the receipt of
humane calendars for 1900 for free dis
tribution to members and the public. A
first edition having been destroyed by Are
accounts for the delay.
Actoran Cltbrnt Their .MuMcr-Iii
AVI Hi Speech Hint Sonj.
Richard J. Harden Camp. Spanish War
Veterans.was officially mustered in at
Grand Army Hall last evening, and the
occasion was one of great enthusiasm. The
joung veterans wore almost all accom
panied by their wives, sisters, or sweet
hearts, and a merry evening was passed
by all.
Colonel Harrington, of the Marine Corps,
had charge of mustering in the men, and
administered the oath of allegiance to over
100 applicants. He also made an ad.lrcss,
in which he set forth the objects of the
Colonel Urell then Introduced Gen. S. S.
Burdette, Past Commander of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, who spoke of the
work of the Grand Army of the Republic,
and expressed the hope that the future of
the Spanish War Veterans would prove
just as successful.
Major Hodgeson then spoke on Lieut.
Richard J. Harden, in whose honor the
new camp is named, and told of the death
of this brave soldier at Siboney.
Representative Talbert of South Carolina
was then called upon to speak. In the
course of his remarks he told of the work
of the Confederate Veterans' Association.
He paid the Spanish War Veterans a high
tribute on the objects of the association,
and said that he hoped and expected .great
tilings of this new organization
r.nnt. Danipl V. Chisholm. formerly- ad-
jUtant in the First District Volunteers,
was also called upon to spcaK, ana mauc
a short address on the purposes of the as
sociation. He said that he considered it a
great honor to be a member of the organ
ization, and at the close of his remarks he
was loudly cheered by his comrades.
After the speeches an entertaining
vaudeville performance was given. Among
those who took pa'rt were Sam J. Adams,
Henry Hills. J. r. Gather, J. J. Farry,
Messrs. Dc Sauk and Lent, and Miss K.
Young. Spirited music was rendered by
"the United States Marine Band, under the
leadership ot Prof. Santelmann, and a cor
net solo by one of Its members was a quite
a feature of the programme.
Four Bihopi to He HIt'cted at the
.May Conference.
The General Conference of the African
Methodist Episcopal. Zion Convention will
convene Wednesday, May 2. at Metropolitan
A. M. E. Zion Church, D Street southwest,
Rev. W. H. Snowden, pastor. This confer
ence will be composed of 300 delegates,
ministerial and lay, and will continue for
twenty-four days. Owing to the death of
Bishop John Holliday and the rapid spread
ing of the Church, four more Bishops will
be elected, as will also the general officers.
This will make the meeting one of great
importance to the followers of the denomi
nation. The .most prominent candidates for the
office of Bishop are Rev. Dr. J. W. Smith,
editor of the "Star of Zion;" Rev. Dr. A. J.'
Warner, Secretary of Church Extension;
Rev. Dr. J. W. Alstork, General Steward,
aud Rev. Dr. J. S. Caldwell, pastor of
Lombard Street Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rev. W. H. Snowden, of this city, will
have the support of the Northern and at
least half the Southern delegations for the
managership of the publishing house of the'
ponvention at Charlotte, N. C.
ttoriiey Smith' Address.
Reuben S. Smith -of the Washington bar will
deliver an address on "Public Sentiment, the Un
written Law" tonight at S o'clock at the Metro
politan Church. M Street, between Fifteenth and
Sixteenth Streets northweat. The lecture will be
given under the auspices of the Bethel Literary
and Historical Association of this citv.
A nniiRhtcr InheritH an Eiinlc.
According to the terms of the will of Jane 0.
Miller, the testatrix -leaves her entire estate to
her daughter, Kalhcrine N". Miller. The document
is dated January j. 1S!j, and names the deceased's
son. Vlcxandcr Macomb Miller, executor without
(From the Rochester Post-Express.)
Were consumption a disease that spreads like
a fire, then Kimething might be said in favor
of compulsory isolation. Hut it is not. With
care on the part of the patient and attendants,
it is as harmless to other members of the family
as a cold.
Judge for youia-lf and order a case of Heurieh's
Macrzcn, Senate, or Lager by 'phoning C31, Ar
lington Uottlicg Co.
Interesting Facts Concerning Im
ports anrl Exports,
The Trade of the United Staten, ax
Set Forth in a Government I'niili
entlon Effect of the Xew Methods
of Rapid Transit on the De
mand for HorncH in Thiw Country.
There are more things than the dry sta
tistics of the shipments of wheat and coal
to be found in the summary o(f American
imports and exports for 1899, recently pub
lished by the Bureau of Statistics. Exact
figures on tho imports' of ladies' millinery
and gloves from Paris are made available.
It is possible to discover that a very small
importation of Japanese art works has
been sufficient to supply the millions of
dollars' worth of alleged Japanese goods
sold in this year. It is .shown that despite
thekadvent of the bicycle, the electric street
railway, and the automobile the country
has imported a large number of horses
in tho'year, and so on indefinitely, the list
of the transactions in .a great nation'3
trade might be prolonged.
Mr. Austin, the Chief of the Bureau cf
Statistics, is almost engulfed in this class
of figures. His recordss-are filled with
Tho horse will be an extinct animal in
a certain number of years, unknown, ac
cording to the theories of the rapid tran
sit' enthusiasts. The friends of the horse
will be interested to learn that America
with more rapid transit than all the re
mainder of the world combined imported
In 1899 more than 3,000 horses, valued at
more than $550,000 or nearly $200 each.
The number of animals Imported has fal
len off somewhat since 1S97, but tho total
valuo is greater, which seems to indicate
that hunters and other finer breeds, fo
pleasure purposes largely, are still quito
as much in favor as before the automo
bile fever came.
America was at the same time a rather
heavy exporter of horses, the total num
ber exported being 50,000, valued at $5,747.
000. Exports of horses have increased
slightly in the past two years. It is inter
esting to note that this country exported
horses to the Philippines for the first time
last year, the number being 1,454, valued
at $137,000.
The trade of America with Japan pre
sents several interesting contrasts. Under
the head, "art works," the imports for that
country. If there were any, were so small
that they were not enumerated. Japan
sent only $12,500 of books to America, and ,
only $3CO,C0O of "earthen, stone, and china
ware." Manufactures of paper imported
from that country were $230,000. The im
ports of carpets were inconsiderable and
Japanese toys arc not mentioned. A trifle
more than half a million dollars was there
fore spent on these goods sold in the "Ja
panese stores." On the other hand $32,000
worth of coal was Imported from that
country and $5,000 worth of oranges, which
the consumer probably believed were home
In the matter of teas and silks Japan
lives up to her reputation better. The to
tal imports of tea by this country in the
year were S7.COO.000 pounds valued at $11,
000.000. Of this amount Japan furnished
35,000.000 pounds valued at $4,500,000. It
will be seen that the cost was about 12 1.-2
cents a pound, a figure that it is interest
ing to compare with the price paid by the
The imports of raw silk from Japan in
the year were 5,600,000 pounds, valued at
$21,0001000. about half the total imports cf
the country from all sources. The imports
of silk manufactures from -Japan were $3.
000.000. The craze for Paris cloves has not yet
attained alarming proportions, or if U has
it is satisfied largely: with the Imitation
article. The total Imports of gloves from
France iu the year were only $2,000,000.
which would hardly give two pairs ea-h
to the women of Greater New York and
Boston. The glove importations from Ger
many were larger by $300,000 than those
from France.
The Bureau of Statistics does not go into
detail on the question of imported millin
ery, but It is stated that the total imports
of "hats, bonnets, and hoods" from all
countries was only $651',143. It will be seen
that this amount does not allow of many
$30 Paris "creations" for the year.
The tobacco statistics iumished by Mr.
Austin tend to create suspicion, of the
"Havana cigars" smoked by the many
millions in a year in America. The total
of cigars and cigarettes imported from all
countries in 1899 was only $2,300,000. If
there are 10,000,000 smokers in the country
their average consumption of Havauas Ras
one each four months during the year. The
importation of Cuban tobacco leaf was
larger, 11,000,000 pounds valued 'at $6,900.
000 in fact, but even this amount seems
to be far from enough to account for the
cigars labelled "all Havana." It is a
most encouraging fact, however, that last
year's importations were far in excess of
those in the two years before. In IS97
only $2,500,000 of Cuban tobacco was
bought, and in 1S9S the amount was but
Consumers of "foreign" champagnes will
be interested to learn that the total im
portation of champagnes and other spark
ling wines for an entire year was only
277,421 dozens, valued at $4,000,000.
Another of the anomalies of America's
foreign trade is in the fact that the great
est crain producer and exporter in the
world should be also an importer of wheat,
flour, oats, and other breadstuffs. The"
exports of wheat in the past year were
109,000,000 bushels, valued at $81,430,000,
but despite this fact, 45S.639 bushels of
wheat were Imported from some foreign
country for some purpose not easily un- j
Little Liver Pills.
Must Bear Signature of
See FaoSImilc Wrapper Below.
Very small and aB easy
to take as ragar.
25 Cwrtj Jrareiy vegeaim.m-irvwi,
deratood, In the same way it may be not
ed that despite tho 5,700,00.0 tons of coal
exported during the year,' 1,400,000 tons
were imported In the same period.
The exports of cotton were 2,952,000,000
pounds, valued at $191,167,000, and the ex
ports of cotton cloths were 418,000,000
yards valued at $20,000,000, but at the same
time 62,000,000 pounds of cotton were im
ported valued at $6,600,000 and 62,000,000
yards of cotton cloths valued at $8,000,000.
It Is discovered that raw cotton cloths
were exported to Great Britain, the Eu
ropean countries, British .North America,
Mexico, Central America, Santo Domingo,
Cuba, Porto Rico, South America, China,
Japan, the Philippine Islands, and Afri
ca, and that at the same time cotton man
ufactures were imported from Great
Britain, the European countries, China,
Japan, and elsewhere. The reason of this
movement of cotton cloths both ways be
tween America and the European countries
and between. America and Asia is one of
the matters that Mr. Austin's report does
not explain. . In the same way raw cotton
is imported from Europe, South America,
the East Indies, and Africa.
ViTaiiK u the DnvtHon City ami Cnrie
riue IleKioiiM.
Ronald Morrison, United States Vice
Consul at Dawson City, has sent the fol
lowing letter to the State Department, un
der date of December S last:
"The weather for the past month hai
been comparatively mild, the thermometer
ranging from 13 degrees above zero to 18
degrees below. This exceptional mildness
at this season of the year has Interfered
materially with (he working of claims,
causing many mines to suspend work on
account of water coming in the shafts and
drifts, and, unless colder weather comes
soon, the output of gold will fall far short
of the estimate, which for this season has
been calculated at 123,000,000.
"The Board of Trade has adopted a reso
lution petitioning the Canadian Govern
ment to extend the telegraph line to For
ty Mile, and Intends to petition the United
States Government to carry the line to
Eagle City, which will give a service from
Skagway, Alaska, to Eagle City, Alaska.
The benefits of this extension in regulat
ing the movements of steamers and from
a commercial standpoint would be very
"The Cape Nome excitement continues
unabated. "Word recently received from
Skagway is to the effect that many are
making preparations to undertake the
journey of 2,600 miles over the ice via
Dawson. If all who are contemplating it
make" the trip this winter, there will be
one continuous lino of people from Ben
nett to St. Michaels.
"The transportation companies here are
fully alive to the possibilities of an early
spring rush, as is evidenced by the pres
ence along the water front of several
steamers and barges having a combined
carrying capacity of nearly .1,000 passen
gers, which, for the first time in the histo
ry of the country, are wintering this far
uj) the Yukon River.
"It is now generally accepted that the
route to Cape Xome via Dawson wjll bring
the traveler to his destination fully four
weeks earlier than by the sea route. This
Is based upon information given by sea
captains versed in the condition of the Ice
iu Behring Sea and along the coast be
tween St. Michaels and Cape Xome. They
assert that spring floods drive the ice out
of the Yukon River and away from the
shore lines as far north as Cape Nome a
full month earlier than the pack Ice In
Behring Sea goes out. Another advantage is
that those-who so desire can get off at
Xulato and take the Indian trail across
the country to Cape Xome, which, though
more difficult, saves over 100 miles.
"Business in Dawson Is very dull. Many
restaurants and two hotels have been
forced to close their doors for want of pa
tronage. Prices remain about the same,
with apparently full lines of all staples."
AIi;ii iiiciil of Array Ollioerw.
The follow ire j$i:;nments of oilncr-i recent!
promoted hae lrn announced .by the War De
partment: Cbpt. Harry H. iUndholtz (promoted from fir-t
lieutenant, Seeiith Infatitrp, to the second In
fantry, Company t lo djle from X ember lo.
1SW, MCe Wjrinc, retired.
Capt. Henry T. Ferguson (iiroinoted from first
lieutenant, Thirteenth InfjHtry). to the Eight
eenth Infantry, Compjny K, to date from 2o-
ember 1.1, lt90. vke Foster, promoted.
Capl. Henry C. I.earnaid (promoted fruni firt
lieuleiunt. Fourteenth Infantry), to tho Fourth
Infantry, Company II, to date from November 13,
liVO, viee HolIK deceased.
CipL John II. WhoIIcy (promoted from firt
lieutenant, Tuent.v -fourth Infantry), to the
Second Infantry, Company It, to date from 'o
vcmlHir 20, lfctrJ, vice Vjii Mew, dismU-ed.
Cspt. Peter Murray (promoted from lirst lieu
tenant. Twenty-first Infjntrj), to the Kightcenth
Infantry, Company C. t date from Xot ember 'C,
Js'U, tire Warwitk, killed in action.
Capt. Paul A. Wolf (promoted from fin-t lieu
tenant. Fourth Inf.ir.trj), to the Twenty-fourth
lnfantn. Company U. li date from December '-.
1AK vice Itrereton, deceased.
C.ipt. Henry (. Lyon (promoted from fiM lieu
tenant. Twenty-fourth Infantry), to the Twentj
cond Infantry, Company C, to date from De
cember J5,lsyt', iec Kell, retired.
ant. Gcorcc I). Moore (promoted from firt
lieutenant, Tuentj -third Infantry), tp the Twen
tieth Infantry, Company K, to date from Decem
ber 15, liffj, icc Dent, promoted.
Capt. Willis nine (promoted from firt lieu
tenant, Twelfth Infantry), to the Fiftemth In
fantry. Company F, to djtc from December 15,
1S09, m'cc JlctJunnegh. promoted.
Captain Ernest It. (om! (promoted from first
lieutenant. Thirteenth Infantry), to the Twenty
fourth Infantry, Company I, to date from Decem
ber CO, lgW, vice Hrett, ictired.
Capt. Charles C. Hark (promoted from first
lieutenant. Fifth Infantry), to the Twentieth In
fantry, Company D, to date from January 12,
1500, Vice Itobcrtson, promoted. i
Capt. Vernon A. Caldwell (promoted from first
lUmei.ant, Twenty -fifth Infantry), to the Sev
enth Infantry, Company F, to date from Jamiary
1". lfOO, vice Booth, promoted.
Capt. Kdnitind I., butt'? (promoted from firt
lirtitii snt. Fifth Infantry), to the Eighteenth
Infantry, Company 11, to date from January IS,
1900, lice fcleele, decea.d.
TI.e following trinsicra vere made to take
effect this date:
Col. Iioyd Wlieaton f:o:n the Twentieth Infan
try, to the Seventh Infantry.
Col. William S. MeCaskcy from the Seventh
Infantry to the Twentieth Infantry.
Cap;. William W. MtCammon, from tiie Four
teenth Infantry to the Fourtii Infjntry, Company
Cap!. Il.T.ry G. Lcarnard, from the Fourth In
fant', to the Fourteenth Infantry, Company I).
Col. William S. JlcCaskey (promoted from lieu
tensnt, colonel Twentieth Infantry), to the Sev
enth Infantry, to date from January 2'J, 1100,
viee Coatcs, retired.
Lieut. Col. Charles It. Paul (promoted from
nujor, Kigluctntb lnfantrj). to the Twentieth
Iufantiy, to date from January 20, 1900, vice Jle
Caskty! promoted.
Major Herbert S. Foster (promoted from cap
tain, Eighteenth Infantry), to the Twelfth Infan
try, to date from Xovembcr IB, 1S99, vice Gcr
lach, retia-d. (. 'Ml
Major John C. Dent (promoted from captain,
Twentieth Infantry), to the Eleventh Infantry,
to date from December 13, 1S9U, viee Davis, pro
moted. Major George K. McGunncRlc (promoted from
captain. Fifteenth Infantry), .to the Third In
fantry", to date from December IS, lfcO!), vice
Baldwin, promoted.
Major Edgar It. Robertson (promoted from cap
tain,. Twentieth Infantry;, to the Fiftefclli n
.fantrj'. to date from January 12, 1900, vice Guth
rie, deceased.
Major Charlr A. Booth, (promoted from cap
tain, Seventh Infantry) to the Sixth Infantry, to
date from January 15, KrX). viee Crowell. retired.
Major Georce It. Walker (promoted from cap
tain. Eleventh Infantry), to the Eighteenth In
fantry, to date from January J9, 1900, viee Paul,
Tlie Chemical SoeietJ.H ProKTrnmiiic.
The Chemical Society of Washington will hold
its HCth regular mcetinjr Thursday night at S
o'clock in the Assembly Hall of the Cosmos Club,
1520 II Street northwest, with the following pro
gramme: "The Adulteration of the Arsenical
Insecticides," by- .1. K. Haywoo'd; "Uncompound
ed Chemicals Under the War Revenue Act," by
C A. Crampton and F. I. Simons; "The Rela
tion of the Chemical Society to the Municipal
ity," by Wirt Tassin; "The Genesis of Hardpan,"
by F. K. Cameron.
SulTer n Stroke of I'lirnljuis.
George Auld, thirty-five years of age, a well
known business man of Georgetown, while leaving
the rooms of the Y. M. C. A., abont o'clock last
'night, was overcome by' a tn5ke of paralyai, and
was removed by the police of the Third precinct
to his home, 3011 Cambridge Place. His condition
st a late hour was repotted as serious."
" I found yojor medi
cine a blessing to me
tuiu. niy xaiiiiiy.
There are women who feel something
like a grudge against the children, who,
one after another rob their mother of her
beauty and strength. Men do not usually
realize how much the mother gives to
each child to her own loss. Women
accept it as part of the obligation of
Nature and pay the debt grudgingly.
Yet in Nature's plan every child is a
new joy and fresh happiness.. It isn't
the children that steal the mother's
strength. It is the unnatural drains and
pains which weaken her.
Every woman who has used Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription has found in it the
one thing woman has wafted for. It
stops the drains, heals inflammation and
ulceration, makes the baby's advent a
pleasure and his life a blessing. No
opiates or narcotics are contained in
" Favorite Prescription."
" I read what your medicine had done for other
people," writes Mrs. Edwin H. Gardner, Box yo.
Beechwood, Norfolk Co.. Mass., "so thought
I would try it, and I found that it was a blessing
to mc and my family. I began in June and took
six bottles of your medicine, and three vials of
Pellets. I took your medicine a year when I
had a ten pound girl. I had the easiest time I
ever had with any of my children. I have been
very well since.' I took three bottles of" Favor
ite Prescription, three of Golden Medical Dis
covery,' and three vials of Pellets. I had no
appetite and could not eat mncb without it dis
tressing me. Before I took the medicine I only
weighed 135 pounds, and now X weigh 175-"
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets clear the
brain by cleansing the body of the cor
ruption which clouds it. "
Bur Silent $15 Machines
come in beautiful
antique oak cabi
net work, aud
with five years'
euarantec. A pos
tal or telephone 77; will bring
one to 3ou for trial, tree.
C.Auerbach, 7 O.Gen'I Agency
Domestic Sewing Machins Co.
And you'll tire proportionally i; large. A
eupremc stock of clothing, a superior line ot
footwear, and a matchless ehetrin? of furuish
inc. BIEIJEK'S, S03-&O5-SO7-0OU Eighth St.
& E.
it will positively cure EPILEPSY,
St. Vitus Dance, FITS, Spasms,
CONVULSIONS, Insomnia, and
ALL kindred disease. This being
strict Iv a vegetable preparation,
it will not cause "BROMISM' or
orher bad after effects.
Every bottle sold Is guaranteed to do
the work or money refunded. Medical ad
vice free. Sold by all druggists every
where, or write for full particulars direct
to us. We answer all question?.
The Dr. Davis Medical Institute,
715 Thirteenth Street N. W.,
F r fooMm; and Heating.
H.'l Ntw York Avenue.
gt (gpeniiift jin
Tl I.-DAV, FEBItr.VRY C, 'ti.
The outlier Indication.
l!aii followed tf.nipht and WcdnesAiy tv f.tir;
liphr t- fiesh 'Uthir'.v, nftinsr la wt-'er y
Temperature it 1 jt. m . , -It
I.oe-t t-mpcratnre. 10 p. in Sj
Higlitst temperature, 4 a. m 43
Sun ri-e 7.01 A.M. TSun stis 5:27 P.M.
Moon n-- , Moon CU 12:27 A.M.
First ouarter 6th r-Full litb
Lat quarter 22d 1
i -i
I.mv tiile 12:37 A.Miami 1:1SI.M.
High tide 7:17 A.M. and t:05 P.M.
Lamp? lit today (i:MP!I.
Lainis out tomorrow ...ti.Oc: A.M.
Columbia Theatre Uiiiie Collier in "Mr.
Smooth;" evening.
Grand Opera lloue Vaudeville; afternoon and
Lafajcttc Square Opera House "How Smith
Met Jones;" evening.
Kernan' Ljccum Theatre The "Tammany
Tisers;" afternoon and evening.
Honolulu' Injuries .Xot Scrlortn.
Charles Donohue, who was cut, it i said, by
Clurles llnchcs, colored, durins: a fisht at the
corner of First and O streets la.t night, was to
day said not to be seriously injured.
KInec Ont of Unnfser.
The condition of Eujrene M. KIucc, the paper
hanger, who attenrpted suicide hy cuttinjr his
throat with a razor at his home, 121 Heckman
Street I.it night, was todaj reported to be out of
danger. Kluce is married- and ha two children.
A Brewery Worker Biinieil.
Ernest Traut, about thirty years of aj;c, is
lying at the "Georgetown Tnlven-rty Hospital suf-
ferins from severe burne sitttained in an explosion
of gas in the chemical laboratory at the pljnt of
the Consumers Ilrcwrry Gompan, at l'is.In
yesterday afternoon. He will retovor, although
his face and limbs are badly burned.
The Union Coll esc Ttnuqtict.
The fourth annual dinner of the Vahinston
Alumni nf Cnion College; RofUester; X.Y., wa
held at the Raleiah 'Hotel I.it night, and was a
very pleasant affair. Andrew V. . Rajmond,
I.I.. P.. D. D., president o( tlie cvllse.. wm the
K'if-'t of honor. A letter W3.tjrcad from President
MeKinlcy, expressing his regret at his inability
to attend.
The Columbian Wheelmen. -
The regular monthly meeting ofjtJje Qahimbian
Wheelmen was held Ian night i thcparlors of
the Hotel Rtgcnt, Several amplications. for mem
bership were acted upon, and iKwas derided to
give an entertainment and dance about the Ut
cf March. A committee was appointed by tHc
president to arrange for the ept.- TIkt regular
called run of the club will be ttf- Altton, Md.,
Sunday, February 11.
CASTOR ! A For Infaoteanif C&Hdren.
The Kind fou Have Always Bought.
r - " ?
Five Good Ones
i Pulling for Crowds-i
There's comfort in the very
appearance of this Rocker. With
Its broad, high rattan back, soft
1.III.UI seat, ana large, roomy
arms, us tnc best
Rocker $2.30 can
buy anywhere.
Cash or Credit....
You needn't look further for
the best Dining Room Chair in
town. Here it Is for little money.
A hne Cane-seat
Chair, best oak.
nicely polished and
made. Cash
Iron Bed bargains are scare.
You'll do wisely In taking such
a valuable hint. A pretty, white
enameled, bras3-trimmel Bed,
triiuiueu ucu,
i $3.55
every detail su
perb, and any size.
Our best ?. 6ne3.
Cash or Credit.
"When it comes to a low price
we can eclipse 'em. For in
stance, a fine golden oak Bed
room Suite dressing case, bed
stead, and wash-
stand elegantly
Cash or Credit,
We're lust as far ahead with
Parlor Suite specials. An ex
ceptionally good one is a large
five-piece set, richly uphol
ncmy upnoi-
stered, best ma
hogany finish
and making.
Cash or Credit.
415-417 7th Street.
"Strictly One Price."
Bridge $
Cro.vr. and liCz - r i ( r -- bejntful
u.il useful eperjt n i a-r - ' Ue nuke th
rt g u br le , k ac O f-i "'-.rh a&l
guarant' e sat.-fa .on.
C .rtxr 7'h and D 5t.
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Don't worry about coal. I h-ive a full oppiy
ami will ail all orders promptly. Only the bs
quality bandied.
John Kennedy-
Yards "o. II II it. ne.. cor. 4th and F tis. ne
and CSo G t. mr. Office, 1335 F at. aw.
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P. O. Dox S27. BALriMOTtE. 3ID.
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1302 11 tb St. nw.
The New York Buffet,
The Best of Everything. .
The business man's resort. Tbs most select
ilock cf liquors and cieara in tlie city.
On Draught.
On Draught.
Hunter, Wilson, anil Carstnlr
AOS "Tenth Street" Jf. W.
Phone, 1953.
LIQUORS Popular brands at interesting prices.
Connoisseurs and judges of Pure Straight Rja
Whisky recommend "Egalite," 66c pt., ?1.2S
qt., $4.50 per sal.
Twelfth and O Sts. N. V.
nrit. n-.t.t4,, are extra Sim when
YYeibii iweuiia uh it ...tHr ot.
tal Ilr'-wins C ' "Diamond" r 'UusMrtkeHW'"!
Beer. 2 d.zen bo'tlci, $1.23. W rite or 'phoMs.
V.nst WnIi!nRtoi! Citizen lo Moot.
'Die Kan Wa.-iiinston Citizens" Afwiatio will
liolu it. resnlar meeting tomsfct at 7:39 ft.ssMfc
at lbiim's Hall, corner Fourth ami Kt Capital
Street. Ml citizen? of Eat Washington f
vited to attend, as impottant rejwru of oi!iift
tces will be hwrd.
T.""lnrc un IMiiitOKrnnliy.
Tlie Waibin6tQ Acadrmjr oi Peienee fcxs? an
nounced tlmt it fc aiMrl for a jrt i.
lectures for th expwitio of ptoqnir as ant
aid to research. The first of th Wrtmrrw wHi
be held at tlw Colombia Cmveriity at S $;
t.rii"ht, when tho foitowfmr Kpi- wiB fce fnfr'
sentcd: "The II5tory awl C'litmiftry of Pa
tograpliv." bv Lyman J. I'rics?; "l'hotmir
frrapln," ly SurVoB-Gmeral Gorxe V. Stern-ter-;"PlKtosr9phr
in VisrtaWe Phystoaasr an
I'athotojrt ." I M. B. Wajie, and "Phocijlj
as an Aid lo the Study of P'jiitV by K. .
Bears tha
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