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THE 3LOEXI1SG TIMES, ERJD4-Y, EEBRTJABY 14, 1896.
6 ioniyersary Sale of fine Furniture, Carpata. ana Upholstery. WASH. B. WILLIAMS. 7th and D Streets. i'llIXTEnS AM) BOOICBiyPBHS. Printing Bargains are rare, but the 12 lb. Ruled Letter Heads at '2.50pcr 1,000 that mo arc offering for a few days is n genuine one. Best Job Printing at Reasonable Rates NATIONAL PUBLISHING CO., E.E. lUpley, Treasurer. 412 to 41b Central Tower Station. 14th and l'a, Ave. -There's nothing print able that we can't print. McCILL & WALLACE, 1107 E6trect northwest. .. Printers. 'Plione 1532. Stormont & Jackson, Frmicis ami Binders. 522 Mil St. Of. Grocery Snaps. .$1 3 bushele But bank Potatoes . 1 case "Pride of tbo Cap'tal" Sugar (T Corn, containing 2 dozen cane..... 4) J.T. D. PYLES, STONES V.S 4th Et s. e , Cor. 3d an 1 .Md. ove. n c. 19 7th et u.a., 1W1 7th st. n.iv.. Cor. Washington and 11 oi roe sis . Anacc&tla. Fit. Our clothes fit your pocketbook as well as your person. No lower prices in town. GARNER L Co, Outfitters. . E. Cor. 7th i II Sts. N. XV. is steadily on the increase. Is that not the best reference we can glre you? Promptitude and reliability, as well as good work, have holped to ?N build up our business. TOLMAN STEAM LAUNDRY Sixth and C Sts. N.W. SE In place of the fuel yon are now burning. Superior in manywajs to any other fuel. Gives out more heat than coal doesn't burn up so quickly contains no clinkers or llrt, and ib considerably cheaper. 40 bu. (uncrushod). S2.90 0bu. crushed). S3. 70. Delivered to any part of city. Washington Gaslight Co., 413 10m st , Or WM. J. ZEHr.920 N S L Phono 47G. The Estey Piano is a cood Piano, and sold at an extremely moderato price We have sold C30 Estey Pianos to COO "Washington buyers ani all satisfied SANDERS & STAYMAN, Loading Pianos, Organs and Music 934- F St. N. W. PERCY S. FOSTER, Manager. Baltimore Store. 33 X. Charles St. DON'T FAIL to get a Perci val Punch Card while the oppor tunity lasts and get one of our world-renowned $2.95 watches. Nothing like it on earth. BOW DEN. HUNTER &. CO . Southern Agents. 01 9 F t- nw. Cere Flour ninkcn raoro Bread, mukes wliltor Bread, ankes Hotter Bread than any othor Flour manu facturcd. Iteware of Imitations of llio Brand "Corois." The paper on which The Wash ington Times is printed is made fcy The Jay Paper Mf Co. C.8. FAULKNER. Sole Agent, Time Building, New York City. Of ''all Whiskies in the market, the one that will give you the most satisfac tion is Pure Berkeley Rye. JAP, TnAUP, Itcpoitor WJaes&nd Liquors, int I" fctreet K. V. ESTABLISHED JULY. 1673. jgj iOur I I Business m o fcERESB PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES from Houghton & Delano, 1410 New York Ave- X W mimmmm Collection in Senate Agricultural Committee Goes Up in Smoke. IT WAS ALL A SAD MISTAKE Col. nriglit'K Mon Did It "VTlion the Committee "Were All Iteorjjniiized. Cnpt.SItiUKhtIGnthiTlnKTojiether a Xew Collection HIn "Wiir With tt .Department Fiber Expert. Itamic culture lins received the severest kind of a blow. The entire collection of plants ami speci mens of ramie cloili that were before the Agricultural Committee of the Senate have beeu burned. Col. Dick Bright' men did it, but they did not do it on purpose. This catastrophe lias in no way disheart ened Capl. Slaught.the gentleman who had it in charge. Had the fire come about in any other way unci at any other place Capt. Slaught's suspicions might have led him to suspect. Since Capt. Slaught arrived in the city he has beeu engaged in active hostilities with the fiber expert of the Agricultural Department. No challenges have passed be tween the gentlemen; there is no fear that they will ever come to blows over it, but they cannot agice on certain things con cerning; tills plant. THE (.'HEAT COLLECTION. Capt. Slaught is in dead earnest about the advantages of the results of the culture of the ramie plant. For j-cvernl years he lias been expatintlng on the advantages of he plant and striving to make Senators see things as he saw them. To fun her this laudable design, hebrought up to the Capitol some time ago a fine col lection of plants and the cloth to be made from Iheni. Under Senator George's regime this collection formed one of the most strik ing ornaments in the room of the Commit tee on Agriculture. The collection consisted of a number of hughes, examples of the effect of different climates and different soil on i lie plant, and a number ot yards of inmie cloth. The entire collection filled one corner of the room uud was a matter of pride to the members of the committee and Us owner. Captain Slaught. and he thought it- wou(d remain a joy for the session. Hut reorganization of the Senate com mittees brought unhappiness to Captain Slnught as well as to many a Senator, who gaveupa handsome committee room forone of more moderate proportions. Jt was the cause of the blaze. HOW IT BURNED. Colonel Bright, as f-crgeant-at-.irms. was required to take an inventory of all the committee room belongings. At the same time his force asked the incoming Senators If they desired any change to he made. When they reached the rooms of the Com mittee on Agriculture they asked this question of the clerk. He told them what 1 was wanted and then looking at the corner of the room, he said: "You might as well clean all that stuff out nnd take it away, burait up. Get It out of here. 1 don't know what it is." That was enough. The fate of the ramie pluut collection was sealed. It -was taken out and cast into the furnace. It burned well. The firemen say it made fine fuel. So this is the way ramie culture received Its almost death blow. Captaiu Slaught knows how it happened aud does not blame his fiber-expert enemy -with Uii misfortune He is picking up again and before this ses sion ends the rooms of the Committee on Agriculture may bloom and blossom with the ramie plant. ALEXANDRIA HAITEXI.NGS. The Catholic Beneficial Society, a frater nal insurance organization eonnected with St. Mary's Catholic Church, which had beeu iu existence for twenty-five ieure, wound up its affairs last night with a grand ban quet in the opera house cafe and determined to dissolve. The diumg-rooni of the cafe was beautifully decorated with bunting and the tables, laden down with all the good things of the season, were covered with pyramids of palms and flowers and presented a very handsome appearance. The banquet began about 9 o'clock, at least forty guests silting down to the tables, and it was long after midnight before the last toast was drank and all returned to their homes. The decision of the court of appeals in the case or the Violet t heirs against the cltvof Alexandria, wblleapparcntl against the city, really sustains the only vital point at issue, the coiit-titutionality of the thirty third section of the city charter, which al lows the city to lay a special tax on prop crlv improved by paving streets to pay two-thirds the cost of the work. This, the court savs. Is perfectly proper, but that the method of enforcing the ordinnnces'under which the tax was assessed is wrong. The city council will at its next meeting make the necessary amendments In the existing law. so that the street; improvement work can be resumed at once. The Alexandria German Club gave the last of this season's hops in MeBurney's Hall last night, anil a large number of guests from Washington, Alexandria and else where were present. To the music by Doncirs Orchestra of Washington. Mr. Louis C- B ,rley led he dancer through the mazes or tne gcrman, tne iigures ueing very beautiful. It was 2 o'clock when the hop was over, and the dancers wont home sorry the season had been brought to a close. The F.inchon Social Club gave the last of its series of hops in Schuler's Hall, on upper King street, last night, and it proved a most enjoyanlc affair. Dancing was continued until long after midnight. A delegation of eighteen of the loading business men of Alexandria went to Rich mond yesterday morning to appear before the senate committee In support of the Maunin anti-raCmg bill. Another largo delegation of those who favor and support the tracks In the county, also went to Richmond yesterday to appear against the bill. Both delegations were armed with long petitions for and against the bill. Mr. Stephen C. Milburn, a former Alex andrian, died at his home near Catletfs station, on the Southern Railway, early vesterday morning, after a long Illness. He was a brother of Messrs. J. C. and Elhelbert Milburn. prominent business men of tins city, and his body will be brought here for interment. The names ot Messrs. .Tames McCucn. John Fletcher, George Baker, Herbert Knight. Julian Delia, Gilbert Simpson. Walter Cllne. J. T. Roberts, William Web ster, Oscar Phillips, Charles Dean, William nine. Thomas Haydeu, Frank Phillips, M. Glasgow, Thomas Downey, Patrick Hayes. John L. Proctor, William Lyles, and Carev Mills are spoken of as candi dldatcs for the four positions on the police force. Miss lAtey Tcc entertained a large num ber ot her friends at a card party at her hospitable home on Duke street, near wasnmgion. lastmgur. Alexandria Council of the Junior 0. U. A. M.. at its meeting last night, conferred the degrees of the order upon four can didates. The Carroll Institute Minstrels, of Wash ington, which will appear in the Opera House here tonight, will have a large at tendance. Several ot the members of the company, among them being George H. O'Connor and Percy Lash, have many friends here. Osceola Tribe ot Red Men last night conferred the degrees of the order upon one pale face. To Pay the Church Debt. The Metropolitan Baptist Church at Sixth and A streets uortheast, has a debt upon which it wants to pay the interest in a few days. For that purpose a musical and literary entertainment will be given on Wednesday, February 19. There will be musical selections with stereppticon il lustrations. Prof. J. W. Bischoff of the Congregational Church, will take a leading part. The whole affair will be under the direction of Prof. II. C. Murray. Gave Her Mother All. The will of Hie late Julia F. Daniels dated November 27, 1895, was filed for probate yesterday. It gives all her property con sisting principally of furniture and other pergonal property at No. 912 M street nor tli wesc to her mother, Frances Frazer, for her life Upon her death the remainder is to go to her sister, Caroline Nye, aud Jane Wilson of BingUatnlon, N, T. BUY A VOTE IN A YEAR'S aupplr ot Butter at Mrs. Lucke Booth, He-. brew Fair. THEY RIDICULE IT, Many People Ridicule the Idea of an Absolute Cure for Dys-x pensia and Stomach Troubles. Ridicule, However, Ih Not Argument, and FnctN Are Stubborn Thing's. Stomach troubles are so common and in many cases so obstinate to cure that people arc apt to look with suspicion on any remedy cluimlng to be n radical, permanent cure for dyspepsia and indigestion. Many such pride themselves on their acute ness In never being humbugged, especially on medicines. ThIfearof being humbugged may be car ried too far; so far, in fact, thai many per sons suffer for years with weak digestion rather than risk a little time and money in faithfully testing the claims of a prepara tion so reliable and universally used as Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Now Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are vast ly different in one important lespccl from ordinary proprietary medicines for the reason that they arc not a sci-iet patent medicine, no secret is made of their in gredients, but analysis shows them to con tain the natural digestive ferments, pure aseptic pepsin, the digestive acids, Golden Seal, bismuth, Hydrastis and mix. They arc not cathartic, neither do they act powerfully on any organ, but they cure indigestion on the common sense plan of digesting the food eaten promptly, thor oughly before it has time to ferment, sour and cause the mischief. This Is the only secret of their success. Cathartic pills ncer have and never can mrc indigestion and stomach troubles be cause they act entirely upoii the bowels, whereas the whole trouble is really In the stomach. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, taken after meals, digest the food. That Is all there is to it. Food not digested or half digested is poison asit creates gas, acidity, headaches, palpitation of the heart, lossorriesh and ap petite, and many other troubles which are often called by .some other name. They are sold by druggists cvcr where at 50 cents per package. Address Stuart Com pany for book on stomach diseases or ask your druggist for it. EDMUNDS PAYS HIS' FINE ,Printmg Offics Foreman Concluded that the Best Policy. "Wii Hinted That Mr Benedict' Hand "Wax Apparent In the Decision. The controversy between Mr. Edmunds and the Typographical Union was settled yesterday afternoon, at what -ome of the printers called a mat luce, in favor of the union. Mr. Edmunds, through Mr. Bergen, paid the fine of ?25. This yielding of Mr. Edmund hassettled what promised to be a very serious matter to the Government Printing Office. There Is no doubt that a large majority of the members of the union were in favor of dealing summarily with Mr. Edmunds, ac cording to the laws of the union. Expul sion was. In fact, considered the last rem edy, and there is good ground tq. believe that he would have been exiel!etl but for the payment or the fine. Resolutions of expulsion had been prepared. Had he been expelled it is not likely that any or the union printer would have worked with him again, and this was very well un derstood by Public Printer Benedict. Whether Mr. Benedict had anything to do with Mr. Edmunds changing his mind may. perhaps, always be a tecret of the Govern ment Printing Office. It is now reported that Mr. Edmunds will take an appeal to the International Union nnd this will carry with it a remission or the rine, ir the action of Columbia Union is reversed. It is seldom, however, that the higher body ever reverses a deliberate act or the lower body when It acts within its rules. Sicretary Toner said that lie regarded the result as a triumph Tor the Union. Heal INtnte Trnn-fers. Mahlon Ashrord at.d Constantino Will iamson, trustees, to United Security Life Insurance and Trust Company of Pennsyl vania, a corporation, lot 7:5, square 115, Tvler's sub., $10,400. No. 1912 Sun derland Place. Arthur S. Urowne et ux to Edith A. Browne-, lot 24. in Browne's sub., block .'12. Columbia Heights, $0. Subject to trust S4.000. Arthur S. Browne, uustee, in equity No. 11,971. to Agnes B. Browne, east fortv feet of lot 11, blnck 41. North Grds. Columbia University, Si. I rank T. Browning and Blair Lee. trustees to Roberdeau Buchanan, let "A." square G24, in Wise et al. sub.. $3,393. Augustus Uurgdnrf et u to Lewis J. Hunter, lots 1. 2, 10, 11., 12, 13 and l-i; being the east half of .square 113S; also lets 1, 2. 10, 11, 12. 13 and 14; squaie 1133. being the east halt of said square. S10. Augustus Burgdorf et ux to Richard F. Wainwright. lots G and 30. square SR, $10. Arthur S. Browne et ux to AValter A. Browne, lot 25. In Browne's sub., block 32, Columbia Heights, $5. Subject to trust $1,000. Rudolf Go'dschmid et ux to Willam II. A. Wormley, west Tifty feet ot lot 3. block 33, Columbia Heights, $10. Made to correct liber 1928, folio 285. Subject to trust S3.000. Hannah G. Grove to John R. Pollard, lot 7G, square 27G. of Earle'x sub.. $104.82. Thomas IT. Hall to C. Albert White, lot 125, square 51G. McLean's et al.sub.. $10. Randall Hagncr and Samuel Maddox, trustees, to Frederick G. Aukani, tract known as Bovlc Farm, described by metes and bounds, county, $10. Made to cor rect liber 1162, folio 229. t m Isabella Johnston to Edmund L. Tomp kins, west 19 1-2 feet or lot 28, square 194, in Columbia College sub. Augustus E. L. Keese, trustee, to Fer dinand Schmidt, trustee, lots 29, 30, 81, and 82, square 669, Todd's sub, $5. Made to correct liber 945, folio 300. James J. Lampton to Benalah L. Whit man, west 5 feet or lot 4 and east 15 feet of lot 5, block 3, subject to trust of $8,500, Connecticut Avenue Heights, $17,500. Louts Mellins et ux to 'William P. Rich ards, lot 62, square 916. Gregory's sub., subject to trust of $3,000, $10. William G. Nolte et ux to Lester A. Barr and Franklin T. Sanner, lots 77 to 88, square 614, in Walker's sub. $7,500. Alex II. Proctor to Joseph Bradley part lot 6, Georgetown, in Deakiu's aud Bail ey's addition, $1. Ferdinand Schmidt, trustee, to C. Al bert White, lots 29. 30, 81, and 82; square 669, Todd's sub, $2,250. Charles W. Simpson et ux to John S. Rich,, lot 9D, square 633, Milan's sub; subject to trust $3,600, $10. C. Albert White to James C. Buchanan, sublot 125, square 546. in McLean et al. sub, subject to trust $1,200, $10. C. A. White to Thomas II . Hall, lots 29. 30, 81, and 82, square 669, Todd's sub; subject to trust $1,230, $10. Sued for Mechnnlo's Lien. Thomas Somerville & Sons yesterday sued Almena B. Williams and William W. Win free to recover $1,180.45 on a mechanic's lien. The complainant furnished plumbing nnd other material for six houses at Mount Pleasant. They are located on lots 54 to 59 in Bradley's sulidlvislon in block 30. Wlnfree contracted with Mrs. Winfree to build the houses but failed to pay Somer ville's bill. Padget & Forrest are the at torneys Dr. Stafford tit Aloylus. Rev. Dr. D. J. Stafford will preach in St. Aloysius' Church Sundaymornlngatthehigh mass, and during tho Lenten season he will preacli every Sunday evening in St. Pat rick's Church. She Jttht Fall. We do not believe in omens, but have noticed that whenever a bicycle girl, her wheel nnd a small dog become tangled that a new woman strikes town. Adams Freeman. LEGEND Qfs GOOD What History-Tells of the Day and Young Hearts The origin of St. Valentine's Day Is not clearly known, and Just which Valentine Ine observances of the 14th of February com memorates, is equally uncertain. Valentine or Valentinus is the name of a considerable number of saints. Some historians say thero are as many. as fifty-two. Three are particularized in history. The first Valentinus, or Valentine, was a Presbyter and a martyr, according to authorized Roman legends. He lived during the third century of the Christian era, and at the instance Of the emperor, Claudius Gothicus, he was thrown Into chains and delivered into the custody of Celphurnius to be reconverted to idolatry. It is said that Valentine miraculously restored the sight of the blind daughter of AsteriiiR, one of Ills Jailors, as a result of which Uie whole Asterius family were converted to Christianity. The performance of this miracle, however, neither mitigated the wrath of Claudius nor secured his liberty, and, after a long Imprisonment, he was beaten almost to death and tinally beheaded In the Flaminian way. It Is supposed that this occurred on Feb ruary 14, 270, A. 1). at any rale, several centuries afterwnrd the Apostolic au thorities cannonUed Valentine, declared him a martyr, and ordered a special observ ance or February 14 in all CathoItcChurches. The custom prevails yet. The second Valentine of historical fame was the bishop of Internum. Healso was a martyr. His most noted act was the restoration to physical perfection of Chaeremou, the dctormed sen of the Greek rhetorician Cratou. This. occurred In Rome In the fourth century. As a result of the miracle Cratou and his entire family, together with many others, embraced the When the morning breezes blow, love- Blow softly o'er the lea, They murmur raint and 'low, love, . A-tong I send to thee; - ' S?58; A tender, truthful token , J Borne ona"zephyr's wing- Bend lowvin words fa Inc spoken' The moriimg breezes fng: i "Sweetheart of mine, remember this - Thro' all the years to be: ' True love"" that never, never, dies Lives In my heart for thee!" j' s V!lsBiill,svW When the world is rocked to sleep, love, In Twilight's close embrace. And the stars their vigils keep, love, In God's own Heav'nly place; When the night winds sigh around you With voices sweet nnd low. There I know my song has found you 'In the moonbeam's silv'ry glow: "Sweetheart of mine, remember this ' Thro' all the years to be: True love Hint never, never, dies Lives in mv heart for theel" GEORGE-VERE HOBART. Christian faith. This Valentine Is also commemorated on the 1 4 th of February and Is invoked, especially in Holy and Germany, where he is known as Ft. Valens. in cases of epilepsy and cognate disorders. VALENTINE THE THIRD. The third Valentine, woo is spoken of as the apostle of Rhaetia, and venerated in Passau as its first bishop, flourished during the first part of the firtlfecontury. He, too, was canonized. According to Isaac d'lsraeli, nnd other historians, many of the children's games of Italy, such as tumbling, street acrobatic performances, the carnivals and the panto" mimes were all once common In ancient Rome. The manner of observing St. Val entine's day is traced to customs practiced in Rome about the same time. During the mouth of February a festival in honor of Februarta-Juno, called the Lupercalia, was always celebrated. One of the ceremonies consisted in the placing in a box the names of a number of young girls, which, after having been thoroughly shaken up were drawn out by the young men present. The girls named on the slips became the partners of the young men for the occasion. This practice was continued after tho conversion of the Romans with Christianity, but it met with the opposition or the early Christian priests, who abolished the, custom orputting the names or girls on the Mips, substituting the names or the principal saints. The young man drawing the name of asaint was supposed to emulate his "life. The date of the celebration of the heathen rite was on the 14.U) o February and, that being St. Valentinc's-idayj his name be came linked with tho custom. It is evident from the-customs that ob tained in England in 5carJy days that the old heathen idea of-tputtlng the names of girls in the Lox wasircived and prob- RECORD OF COURTS. Equity Court, No. 1 Chief Justice Bing ham. No session on accfount of Illness of the chief justice. ' Equity Court, No. 2 Justice Hagncr. Lockwood vs. Lockw'ood; divorce a vhi mat granted. De Vaughn vs. De. Vaughn; order fixing rent at No. 426 Ninth street northwest ut $60 per month. Baldwin vs. Shay; order consolidating cause with 16,551 equity. Pagaley vs. Bagaley; on hearing. Circuit Court, No. 1 Justice Bradley. Ora L. Pitney vs. Henry II. Jacobs; verdict for defendant. Amies vs. Ma grader; Judg ment on verdict for plaintiff against de fendant, and George C. W. Magruder surety. Ross vs. Helm; leave to withdraw note and protest. Lambert vs. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; commission ordered to issue to L. Q. Rawson to take deposition, liusluvus A. Bonnetl vs. District of Colum bia; on trial. Hattie L. Woodworth vs. AValter C. Clephane; verdict for the de fendant. ,. Circuit Court, No. 2 Justice XicComas. Moore ot al. vs. Barbour; on trial. Criminal Court, No. 1, Justice Cole civil cases. W. C Dodge vs. District of Columbia; judgment on -verdict. Frank Hume vs. Abraham J. Xennedy; veidict for plaintiff for $90. Capital Trust Company vs. Penton; ordered on stct cal endar. McAree vs. Huidekoper et al.; motion for new trial filed. Webb & Webb vs. Porter et al.; given to the Jury with orders for sealed verdict. Probate Court, Justice JIagner. Estate SAINT VALENTINE When Birds Are Said to Mate Tell Their Tales. ably through the choosing of St. Valen tine to he the patron saint of lovers. The manner of celebrating St. Valen tine's Day differs in different countries, but the same Idea runs through all the cere monies. It is generally accepted as the day for the choosing of one's mate, a feature that piohably grew out of the cir cumstance that the birds mate during the early part of February in warm climates where the custom originated. The tradi tions of the middle ages fix the 14th of February as the exact date of the mating ot birds. The observance of St. Valentine's Day has been a custom in Great Britain for many centuries and references are fre quently made to it by Shakespeare, Chaucer and others. MENTIONED BY THE CHRONICLES. Melsson, a learned traveler ot the seven teenth century, wrote of an old English valentine party: "On the eve of Febru ary 14 the young folk gather together an equal number of maids and bachelor, form ing the party. Each one writes his or tcr name on a separate billet and thete are carefully folded and cast into a pile. Then the names are drawn from the pile, the maids drawing the bachelors' names and the bachelors the muid. The names drawn are valentines to tliOiC who draw them. The drawing over the young men enter tained their valentines with dances, treats, etc., and often wore the billets containing their valentine's numc's on their sleeves for ninny days after ll.c drawing." In Loudon add other English cities the first muid met Jy the young man artcr leaving the J.oui-e on Valentine's Day was his valentine and the maid's was the first you th she met under i he jnmecircumstances. The young men were in honor hound to When the storm clouds dark and drear, love, Obscure your noonday skies, And a nameless,. shadowy fear, Jove, Brings tears Into your eyes; When the fierce, wild tempest mutters, T T?nriJh iinir flmilifq nml nnin. n jFor the thunder only utters "My song and Its refrain: "Sweetheart of mine, remember this " ' Thro' all the years to be: True love that never, never, dies Lives in my heart for theel' l je bring a present to their valentines. At some or the Valentine parties where the drawing custom obtained the young men were entitled to kiss their valentines and the drawing or a name three times in succession was a good omen. These customs were probably Introduced into America by the Pilgrims, and the early settlersof Virginia and the Carolinas. There is no authentic information to that effect. Today the observance is almost universal In this country. In the South especially St. Valentine's Day is celebrated by parties and Valentine balls. The custom or send ing valentines Is probabbly more extensively practiced here than in any or the older countries. The valentines arc of all kinds and descriptions and some or them are very costly. The comic valentine Is an Americanism or recent invention. It is a very popular custom, however, despite its youth, and is a source of much pleasure and amusement to thousands of Americans. There were probably more comic valentines sold this year than ever berore. More than fifteen millions were printed In Brooklyn alone. Another perversion of the original Idea that has proceeded from the fertile brain of the American street boy, whose capacity for cusseduess transcends anything that the older civilizations can produce, is the ring ing of bells. The people of Washington will do well to tie their bells up today, or, if they do not do that, refuse to answer any summons and take the chances. They can explain some other time to a disappointed caller tho reason of their ap parent Inhospltallty. Unless the art has been forgotten in a short year the boys will parade the streets today in squads and those who succeed inbringlng thelargest number of irate housewives from the rear regions or the premises will go to bed to night the happiest. " of Julia F. Daniels; will filed. Estate of John B. Wiltberger; will fully proved. Es tate of Leon Dessez; petition of widow for probate ot will, and letters testamentary filed. Estate of Louise Parker; will fully proved. Petition of Andrew Whelan; for appointment of Thomas E. Waggaman as special guardian of the estate ot John A. Whelan filed. Estate of Jane A. W. Tur-r-will and codicil partly proved. Estate of Florence C. White: certified copy ot will filed. Estate ot Michael Freely; petition of administrator for authority to sell per sonal estate and bring suit to sell realty. Estate of George A. Bailey; inventory filed. Petition of Florence E. Edwards; to be appointed guardian over her son, filed. Estate ot John F. Wynne; first account of administratrix passed. All Procraistiuato. "It is an important duty to die," says the Rev. Frank DeWitt Talmage. Yet how many put orr this important duty until the last moment. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. 1 His Mind Was Literal. Papa Why, Dick! Jack! How you quar rel, and all ror a little penny! Dick Yes, papa; but you said the less we quarrel about the better. Harper's Round Table. NO DISTINCTION Whether Rich or Poor-All Treated By AT $5 a Month. All medicines furnished free or cost. It's true. Ask anybody who has tried It. No matter what disease you are surrerlng rrom, how complicated it may be, what caru and attentlou are necessary to ef fect a cure, $5 a month is all you'll be al lowed to pay. Men and women suffering from any nervous, chronic, blood, or skin disease can find instant roller and perma nent cure at the hands ot this wonderful specialist. Hundreds of testimonials on file, which can be seen on application. Dr. Walker can be seen at his sanitarium, 1 111 Pennsylvania avenue, dally, 10 to 3; also Wednesdays and Saturdays. 7 to 8; Sundays, 10 to 12. All interviews and correspondence strictly private. Dr. LEATHERMAN, SPECIALIST, 602 F STREET N- VV. Treats all CHRONIC, NERVOUS and BLOOD DlsKAal-S KIDNEY and BLAbDEIt DISEASES. T-eata HYDROCELE, VAHICOCKLEand STKIC TLRfcby inodi-ru su'glcal methods .s!cclul attention given to tho treatment of private Ul8oase. Consultation free. Hoars: 1) to 12 a in ; 2 to 5 p. in. Tuesday, Thursday anUMituuia nlihts7to8 Sundays l toG. HYGIENIC -HEALTHFUL THE HARDEST THE BEST. 3IADEOFPLRE SPRING WATER. 'ielephonatL Office Mil t'at a. if IT IS ON ITS LAST LEGS Bureau of American Eepublics in Financial Straits. Director Furbish Beport CaIIb At tention to the Countries That Are Delinquent. The Bureau ot American Republics es tablished as a result of the Pan-American Conference held in Washington seems to be in a bad way financially. That is to say, scarcely any of the South or Central Ameri can States appear disposed to comply with the obligations then assumed to pay their proportion of the expenses or the organiza tion. Director Furbish, in charge or the arfairs of the bureau. In his annual report just de livered to Secretary OIncy renews the sug gestion heretofore made that a meeting of the representatives or the government form ing the International Union should be held for consultation as to the fnture work of the bureau. In the report of the Pan-American Con ference leading to the formation of the bureau it was provided that at such meet ings each government should have a vote and in the opinion or Mr. Furbish the com pletion of the work in hand renders such a meeting absolutely necessary. It appears from the report that while all the republics In the Western Hemisphere ex cept Chile were original parties to the organ ization or the bureau: Guatemala. Honduras, Mexico. Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, "Salva dor, Uruguay and Venezuela alone paid their quotas for the support in 1S94. and that in 1895. only two, Honduras and Venezuela, and the latter only in part, liquidated their debt to the United States for advances made. Section 12 or the Pan-American report provided that the United States would ad vance the money annually, not to exceed $36,000, and section 17 provides asfollows- "This union shall continue in force dur ing a term of ten years from the date of Us organization; and no country becoming a member of the union shall cease to be a member until the end or said period of ten years. Unless twelvemonths before the ex piration of said period a majority of the members of the union shall have given to the Secretary or State or the United States orricial notice of their wish to terminate the union at the end of its first period, the union shall continue to be maintained for another period or ten years and thereafter, under the same conditions, for successive periods or ten years each." For the next year Congress is asked to ap propriate $28,000 ror the maintenance ot the bureau nnd $3,000 additional towards completing the code ot nomenclature trust ing to the tuturu to collect the proper quota from South and Central America re publics. Regarding the proposed meeting of those concerned to consider the future of the bureau the report says: "It was obviously necessary that the or ganization of the bureau should be made under the direction of a representative of tne country in which it was-located Ac ceptance of this trust by the United States carries wltli it responsibility for such thor ough administration as will secure to the people represented every possible benefit. "The responsibility can not be discharged by a mere perfunctory performance of the special duties named bytheconrerence. The oKIclals of the International Union have accepted responsibility beyond that ot cIU zens and officials of a single republic. They are representatives of a political entity unique In its nature and based upon the highest Ideals that of extending friendly relations between people animated by a com mon desire for the development or the prin ciples or self-government and of individual liberty on this continent. "If the administration of this trust is to beraeasured by thepowerand opportunities possessed by the people represented, I may be excused for pressing the suggestion that frequent consultation by officials of every republic composing the union Is most de sirable." Haltlmorp ATarkets. Baltimore, Feb. 13. Flour firm, un changedreceipts. 9,746 barrels: shipments, 2,695 barrels; sales, 150 barrels. Wheat firm spot and month, 74a74 1-4; May. 73a 73 1-4 receipts, 925 bushels; stock, 138, 216 bushels southern wheat bysample,75a 76; do. on grade, 72a75. Corn firm spot and month, 33 l-4a33 3-8; March, 33 l-2a 33 5-8; April, 34a34 1-4; May, 35 l-8a 35 1-4; steamecmixed, 32a32 1-4 receipts, 51,766 bushels: shipments, 34,586 bushels; stock, 1,562,593 bushels; sales, 25,000 bushels southern white and yellow corn, 32 l-2a33 1-2. Oate firmer No. 2 white western, 29a 29 1-2; No. 2 mixed do , 26a 26 1-2 stock, 56,338 bushels. Rye firm No. 2, 44n45 nearby; 47a48 western receipts, 3,077 bushels; stock, 92,370 buvhels. Hay very quiet choice timothy, $16.00 asked. Grain freights weak steam to Liverpool per bushel, 3d. March: Cork for orders per quarter, 2s.9d.a2s.10 l-2d. February. Sugar rirm, unchanged. Butter steady fancy creamery, 19a20; do. imita tion, 16al7; do. ladle, 14; good ladle, 12al3; store packed, 8alU. Eggs steady fresh, 14; cold storage and limed, 8. Cheese steady, unchanged. Whisky un changed. Beecham's pills for consti pation id and 25. Get the book at your druggist's aud ''go by it. Annn&l ulct mora thm C0CO0J0 bozsa. FnfACIAL. FRANK WILSON BROWN, BROKER, 1335 F Street Northwest. Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Provisions and Cotton. Direct FrlTat Wlr 1 Ion; Distance to I Telaphoaa, Principal Cities. 1 14I4- CorrespontJerUa of MESSRS. THEO.W. MYERS & CO., No. 4-7 Now St., Now York, Members of tha NerrYort Stoc't. Exch&nz. Workingmen and others whose occupations prsTes tnem from making deposit! dartay Tegulftr banking hours will find lco venlont to visit th Union Savings Bank. 1222 FSt.N.W, TTblch is open LiOil SATURDAY NIGHT bet weea the houraof 0 and 8. (Four per cent. tnUresi on aavUags ex count. Banking made easy! lb J company has added a toller's Trln- dow eipresaly for the use ot its Lady Patrons who can open aa account In their own. Minoi, and cUect against it at irllL Any information ro?arlinc Investments, hanking, eto , cheerfully furnished. American Security &Trust Co, 1405 G Street. "J Bankers and Brokers, OFFICE 613 15th St. N. W., National Metropolitan Eani Bolldlns. TEf.RPHt'E-t03. T. J. H0DGEN & CO.. brokers and Dealers IX - Stocfts Cotton, Grain, Provisions. Iccal Offlces Kooms 10, 11. 12 Corcoran Build in;;. 003 Tth sc, opposite Patent Office. Unices 1 hiladAlphln. Baltimore. Waihlnjtoa. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL, ;New York. Smelt Murker. Famished by Frank Wilson Brown, broker. No. 13 J5 F street. Op. ntca. LowiCIoa. American Tobsccui. 82t$ s3U 80fc 83 AtcnWor. TopeJca.. JS S. ? lfi 7J6 ie$J J7J Canada southern 5H4 511 51 Big$ C txicjuincr H4 SlUJ 60 81Va CCCiSt Louis. ..Sta S8$a 39 Chesapeake Jk Ohio !T 11 17 17J5 CbicHZoGv C6i 6?ln. BSi mi Dlstiher & Cattle KeeX. 15W 19 1SVS 19 Erie :is8 I&5 i 1 General Electric 31V;, 32j 31$ SlJa New .toner Central 1CH 103168 103 Uike snore It-i liog I455 H5 LoniSTdleaaa Nas&vIUe. M 5lfci VJji S1J4 Lead vrfe SS 27W S3 Leather. Hfci UU ml Uli Leather uri U54 6!? Wfyi 63 U K.T. iTd 30 30t$ mi 20 Missouri Pacinc atfci 2$ ajj 24?$ ilachattdii Elevated 1S9 111 109 110 :orliiwest lOtVi MMS3 IB 1MU Northern Pacinc pic. . !;$ 14 1453 nj$ N.Y. C !H !M S3 U?' & Vi. pfd 27-4 -iiii 57-Ji Scj n. y. OasL. :s9'-i :?j is&ji usja Omaha 40 40 40 40 FaclUc-Hail 30t3 3tbi 29Ji 30 Kea.nns It I4 1J5 1U Hoc Island 72J T3K 72c 73$? fcouthern lu M5$ lCkl I0J4 fcoutLern out... 3li Sht 31fJ 33W fat-faul 78ta -.7 76 T7H Smear 1116 IISM4 111 J12VJ Tuii3see Coal a. iron.... 33fe 3$& 33j 33 Union xacinc 7j 7 7 7? Wabasa preletrni 1S l'J lS$a 13 Western Union Tel .. btl$a 8Jb &? 3JH Chicago Grain and Cotton -Markot. Op's. Illsh- Low. CIos. YV HEAT: May 65 6J 6-?i 6SJCA July 63J4 6Jv4 6W4 Kyi Cobs: May 29J$ 3eJi-;4 29J 30 July 31 3 Sla 31S 31s OJLTS: ilay 23?s 2114 1BU 21K-J July 21$ 21fs.- 21H-U 31?S'A l'ORK May 10.10 10.JI 1W.10 10.32 July 1UL25 10.50 W.23 10.50 LJ.RD: May 5. 5.70 5.6 5.70B July 5.S0 5lS7 iSO 5.37 SruKE KiBi: May 5 27 5.37 3.27 5.83 July. 5.Z5 5.45 5.35 5.45 1 uotto.u Open. Ki25i Low. Cloie March 7.SJ 7 3J 7.7S 7.7S April 7.91 7 "5 7.S0 7.81 May 7.S7 7 5, 7.83 7.87 Wnshlnston StOJc E.:aaa:5-Sales-Columbia K. K. 6"s, $300 at I13t; Ohio National Bank, 7 at 83 j Ches. i Pot. TeL, 10 at 52H D. a. GovKRXJiEhT Bo:cd3, Bid. Asked. U. a 4'u R ltrtu; 110$$ u. s. -j's a NW2 111 U.S. 4'9 1925 116 V. S. 5"3 1904 H2Ja DISTRICT OF" COLUMBIA BOSDi 5's la99 "20-jar Funding" 102 6's 19U2 "3 -year Funding" gold 10$ 7'slJ0I "WatorMoci" currency 110 7s 1903 "WatorStooit" currency ... 112 3.603 1924 "Fandlns" currency. M9H 3J.B Iter, i-10's. If W-190L WJ MISCELLANEOUS E0XD3. 117J4 110K Met 14 Kis MetKKconr6s 19J1 BeltKltVs lStel. . EckJngtou KKa's.li9S-19U. Columbia KUt'slillt Wash Uas Co, Ser A. 63 1932-"27. .. Wash Gas Co, sorB.a'slWI-Vi... WasU Gas Co Coar b'u, 1901 .. 167 .. HSfX H3VS .. 79 4 93 '.' 1MH 'iv&z .. IhOri 112 .. H0H, .. 120 13-1 U. S. lilsctric Light ConvS'a, 19UL... 125 Chesapeake & Votomac Tola's... ... 93 Amer sec JC Trust 5s,F and A 190 100 Amer Sec Jt Tcusti's, A and 0. 19J3 luu Vash Market Co 1st- 63, 1SJ2-1'JI. S7.U0O retired annually WS ash Market Co Imp 6 s. l'J12-'27.. .. 103 Wash .Market Co ext'n 6's. 1911-7 I0S Masonic Hall Associat'n 5's, C, 19JA. 104 Wash Light Infantry 1st 6a, lJt. 99 NATIOKAL-BANK ST0CX3. Bank of Washington .230 Bank of Itepublic. 210 Metrooolitan. .. 'HI Central - 270 Farmers and Mechanics 13J Second. 4... 134 Citizens U3 Columbia 1.3 CapitaL 15 West End 1B6 Traders'- '- Lincoln 98 Ohio t"i SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST CO."aL Nat. bale Deposit and Trust 113 WashLoanand Trust. 113J5 Am Security and Trust. . 143 Wash Safe Deposit 50 RAILROAD STOCKS, Capital Traction Co... 73 105 300 "3I0" 195 140 10BC$ 103 100 90 120 73 101 "is 30 30 43 Metropolitan sa Columbia 55 Belt Eckington. .. 14 Georgetown and Tenleytown.... ... 12 GAS AND ELEG. LI OUT ST0CE. Washington Gas. ...... 4S Georgetown Gas.. 45 ...... U.S. Electric Light. 12tJ INSURANCE STOCKS. Fireman's ..... J" Franklin 33 45 Metropolitan 70 8a Corcoran. - 5 ..- Potomac Arlington 14 German American 1W ...... National Union., 10 13 Columbia 13U KIggs W People's - 24 Lincoln - 5fc ot CoramerclaL - 3U TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. KealKatate Title 107 114 - Columbia Title OJi IU Washington TUIo ,.... .... 7 District litle. 8 11 TELETHONB STOCKS. Pennsylvania .S3 SO Chesapeake and Potomac ......... 51 35 Axnorican Graphopnone ............ !? i PneumatlcGun Carriage .70 .25 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Mergnntnaler Linotype... ....... 213 245 Lanston Monotypo 6? 754 Wasnington Marset....... ...... 13 ...... Great Falls Ice 120 130 Nur .".Wash. Steamboat 9" - LlncoluHalL 70 U0 Ex-tiWIdend. 1 15 to Ilnltlmoro nnd Itetnrn via lVuni-ylyunFu Railroad. Tickets will he Mild SaTurdayand Sunday. February 1ft .mi u i will be valid for return passage i .u February 17. Good en any train. fel2-8ti , . sfew .. ,, , -