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TUESDAY EVENING. FEB. 23.1909. Local Matters. Sun and Tide Table. Bott rises tomorrow at 6.40 and sets at 6:47 High water at 11.06 a. m.; ll SI p. m. Weather Probabilities. I For thia tection raia and wanter tonight. Wed e-day rain; increasing eau to south wiud*. THE BANQUeTLaST NIGHT. Tbe scene ol tbe last act Id conneo* viou with the observance of Washing lon's birthday vea'erday was centred last night in the Young People's Build tng. It was tbe climax of an occasion ever dear to Alexandria, aud tbe cono tany, sppn ximating three hundred was one of the lippiest that ever ae semoled in this city around ibe festive board. Everything that could have in any vu? augmented the pleasure of tbe occasion bsd been anticipated by the a'ewarda of Al xaidris Washington Lodge, who hsd tne ifi.ir in charge, while Mr. F. 0. Soinks, wbo waa the caterer, reached bis ne I plus ultra, and his corps of wait-.ra young colored men, attired in dress suits, moved lb and fro with the celerity of Mercuries. Tbe lodge met at 7:30 o'cio.k. About 8:30 Pist Maater R. W. Arnold, D. D. O M. W. L Allen, and Woiahipful Matater M. L. Dinwiddie, who bal gooe to Washing on on the palace car "Mount Vernon'' to -toort the honored guests to tba lodge room, returned with Senater Johnson of Alabarra, Senator Owen, nf Oklahoma, and Past Master W. H. Smith, of Baverly Lodge, Mass. Tbe guests were received with appropria'e ?Mon, Tbe main auditorium of the Young People's Building never presented a mora di zz mg appearance. The walls and ceilings were decorated with flags, streamers festoons, &c, while Blue Lodge Obapter, Commands y and ^briner's banners, could be seen everywhere. Suspended over tbe tables was a repre? sentation of the rqnare, comrass and letter G, composed of electric bulbs, while cius'.er* here and there in the bell produced a dazzling effect. Tbs tables bsd been tastefully ar? ranged and beautiful flower* added to the effect. The company having entered, they took their p'acies at the board and remained standing until Rev. P. P. Phillips, chaplain of the lodge, invoked a blessitg Tbe discussion of the feast followed, the band in the meantime discoursing the "Star Bpanged Banner." Tbe ra? tional sin for a few moment) sent such a thrill through the banqueters that they dropped knives and forks, rose tn their feet and rendered vociferous appJaone. "Dixie" brought forth another outburst of enthusiasm, aid "Suwanee River" and other southern airs equally thrilled the company. Tbe following was the menu: Baw Oyaters Olivea Celery Wafera Cold Turkey Cold Torigue Fried Oyatera Pickles Cold Slaw Chicken 8alad with Small Rolla Salted Almonds liena Fruit Aborted Cakes Coflee Roquefort Cheese Cigar.-) Everything was suggestive of Masonry. Tbe napkins bore many of the emblems of tbe order, and they bad been so artis? tically made as to cause many of the company to Keep them sh souvenirs. Tbe feast began at 9 o'clock, and it was 10 30 when the Worshipful Master, R. W. Fuller, wbo astei as toastmaster, rapped the company to order. After a few appropriate remarks he announced that Past Master W. M. ISmith would deliver toe address of welcome. Dr. Smith, who seemed to be at bis beet, arose and iu a shirt bot appropriate and interesting manner performed tbe duty assigned him. A'ter Dr. Smith had taken bis seat Ihe trattmasier called upon Past Master James B. Blanks, of Petersburg. The paymaster ia well-known in Alexan? dria, be having often visited this city. He was therefore "at borne," and al? though be said be was unprepared to . make a speech, his remarks were oppor? tune and thrilling. In referring to tbe universality of Masonry, tho speaker called upon Sonator Johnson, of Ala bams, Sara or Owen, of Oklahoma, and P?at Mirter W. T. Smith, of Baverly, Mass., to etpproach and the quaternion inteiwir.t iug their banda before and be? hind the speaker sa d (bis v?as an object lesson -Oklahoma, Alabama, Must chose'.* aud the (lil Dominion forming Jtbe mys'ic tie. This dramatic asl brought forth deaf? ening applause. Past Master Smith, of Massachusetts, was the next -.peaker and his remarks wera greatly ev) >ytd. He referred pleas? antly tn the bond existing between Liberty Lodge sud Alexandria?Wash? ington Lodge, aod made several happy hits. At tbe doss he presented Peat Ma>t*r J. E. Sninu, of Alexandria Washington Lodge, with a jowel pre? sented by tbe m.mbers whom he hsd made Muons during his term of office expressive of tbe appreciation in which they held him. Mr. Shina made a ault able and feeling response. Senst r Johnson followed, His re? marks were in the main felicitious and reminiscent aod he enlisted the close at? tention of his bearers. Ha told of the fears he spent in Virginia during tbe ?rai <n his alt rapt to reach Washington and atv* if anyone at tba* time bad told him be would ever be sent to Washing? ton as a senator he would bave placed that mao in the fatuous club a few years ?go organized in Washington. He closed with a beautiful tnbutJ tub ?orge Wash? ington. Worshipful Mnst-r M. L. Dinwiddie, ol Andrew Jackson Lodge, subsequently responded to tbe toast to bia lodge. He acquitted bimaelf in a most creditable manner .and tarean interesting account of Masonry aud of tbe organization of Aoir<-w jHckson Lodge. S-uator 0*er, the next speaker, wss the orator of t^e occasion, tie spoke of tbe prirViplea and uolverrality of Mas-jury, and of the c.barscter of Wash? ington, which he extolled to the skie?. S-nattr Given is a graoeful and n tent speaker and bis rematka were t.otb in? teresting and i:iatract.v>>. At ihe com? mencement of bis speech he said tl a' by the la vs of tbe United S g'es be wa- a '?"?'?o; by the grace of '"od, od by birth a Virginiao. te to Washington be aaid maa who could never le a member of the now famous club in Washington ? nor could n ? hr ve organ.r. d such a club. Past (Sr.ud Mast r K. Kemper re? sponded in an interesting and feeling manner to the toast, * Constitutional Lodge of Beverly, England." Mr. A G. Uhler. secretary of Alex? andria-Washington Loe-g?, (ben read a letter fr ion Thompson Foley, aecreta-y of the English Lodge, aod a telegram cf lr .m L: berty Lodge, of B-verly, Mess. Dt. Welching W. Yen, second secre? tary of the Chinese legation in Washing? ton, was tbe last speaker. Ho ia a member of the Charlottesville Lodge, and wa* made a Mason while a student j at tbe Uoivrmty of Virginia. He also a tsnded the Epiecopal H go School near j this eily. Senator Owen in bis speech bud referred to the celeat al empire in a most complimei tary manner. Dr. Yen recalled that part of the senator's adc ress, aid among other things said no man who baa appeared in modern times has appealed more to tbe people of China than George Washington. Tbe doctor's speech contained a vein of humor which was heartily relished. During the evening choice vocal music was randered by Mest ri. Gao. H. Eians and Kenneth W. Ogden. About midnight the pa-ty separated. Ibe viaitora from Washington returned to tbeir home on the palace rar "Mount Vernon," which bad been placed at tbe d aposal of the lodge by Superintendent OKI, of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Railway. Reference is made above to Ibe taste d splayed by Mr. F. 0. Spinks in the arrangement of tbe rooms and tables and tbe inviting manner in which the viands were prepared. He wai assisted by Mr. Louis Shunaan, who provedja ra'uable auxiliary to the cat r >r. GAMBLERS ENTERTAIN. The growth ol the individual, as well as of the race, is to a vital extent growth through action. The creature becomes what he is aa a result of what ho does. Nature decrees certain activities and builds the body around them. She makes sure that we shall be fit for ber purpose by placing tbe purpose inside and hammering us into shape against it. Ibe play instinct is like the tune put j into a piano organ, only that it ia a tune J that builds the organ as it goes along, j ?" i it is, all work and no play makes ] Jack a duli boy. In k epirg with thi. I sentiment and in an endeavor to perpet* I nate the memory of the Father of Onr j Dountry tbe Ramblers' Club, 50 in num? ber, accompanied by a few invited guests md the Alexandria Ideal Mandolin fJiub assembled at their handsome par* lora on Cameron street at 8 o'clock last t igbt and proceeded to enjoy one of tbe finest banquets, both in preparation and edibles, that was ever given in thia city. When it was known tbat Me. Chas. H. Zimmerman was to furnish tbe gocd things there waa no concern manifested by the committee, for tl at prince of ca'erers never does things by halves, and, beside*, nearly all the members and guests were his patrons and friends This impelled him to put an extra touch to those eatables and drinkables which could hardly be improved upon. Mr. George Roberts acted as toastmaater dur? ing the evening aod a number of mem? bers and visitors made brief addresses. As stated above tbe Alexandria Ideal Mandolin Club waa present and dis? bursed awect and eppropr'a'e music luring the eveoing. Tbe members of the club also entertained the banqueters with vocal mnaic of a high order. One frature of the evening's entertainment wai an "original" solo by Mr. J. Craven Peyton entitled "Silver Threads Among the Gold." This of itself was great It only proves the talent buried which is only resurrected on occasions of th's kind. Tbe friends separated about mid night.ora "little latfr," to again prepare for the duties of a ttrenuous life. The Ramblers' Club bas only been organized a few y6ars, bnt it la composed of tbat class of people who believe in the maxim "Est, drink and be merry today, for to? morrow yon may die." The following eas the menu : Olives Celery Cold Turkey Boeat Beef Cold Tongue Fried Oysttra Picklea Cold Slaw Hot Slaw Chicken Salad with Salted Almonds Chaiapaieiie Punch Beer Liquors Ciaara While the guests were seated at the table Mr. Wm. Eberhardt, the photog? rapher, took a flash light picture of the gathering. Mr. William Roberts and bis assist? ants were in charge of the entertainment of the guests aod carried out their part of the programme to the queen's taste. Another feature about the banquet of this club last night waa tbe Attendance of aome men rarely seen on these occa? sions. But they acted upon the plan that they would be churlish creatures if they could have no joy in tbeir fellow mortals' joy, unless it were in agreement with their theory of righteous distribu? tion and their higheat ideal of human good; what sour corners tbeir mouth would get?their eyes, what frozen glances : and all the while their posses sions-and desires would not exsctly ad? just themselves to tbeir ideal. TO BE DRAWN TONIGHT. The motor host "George Washing? ton," which was on exhibition at Armory Hall and a prominent feature of the Masonic fair which closed a few days ago, will be awarded to the one holding the lucky number tonight. Armory Hall will be open to those who wish to come to witness it. The numbers will be placed in a barret and rolled around tbe room in order to thoroughly mix them. The drawing will occur not later than 7.30 o'clock. Ooe ticket will be drawn by a little girl selected from the audience. After this drawing the picture "Lott Dogs," which was disposed of at the "Hermit? age" in charge of Andrew Jackson Lodge, of wh'ch Mr M L Dinwiddie waa tbe moving spirit, and which ii valued at $300, will be drawn for bi placing the numbera in a large wheel. GREEN-EYED MONSTER. True love never runs smooth ss wai shown at a dance given a few nights agc in the First ward. One young lady feel ing herself aggrieved by the attentioni paid ber sweetheait by another, pro ceeded to disrobe the guilty parly. Tbii precipitated a free fight during which one or two of the "weaker," sex wen considerably scsi red. The combat brough to a ba*ty conclusion what promised t< be a pleasant evening._ Tbe Hess Hopkins FOOT FORM SHOES makes life a pleasure. Sole only by J. A. Marshall A Bro., 422 s[io| stiee*. BIRTHDAY PARTIES Youth adtroed in all ita beauty by nature aod tastefully ornamented waa present a' the birthday party last night of Miss Vertie V. Taylor, daughter of Capt. tt-fihen Taylor, a popular mem? ber cf tbe Columbia Fire Company. The friends began to ga. er at 8 o'clock and from Cut bonr till midnight you could hear the happy voices in tbeir playful way ring out to the delight of friends and neighbors who were present to do tbe hostess honor. During a lull in the feativitiea the mother of Mias Vertie in? vited the guests to one ol tbe handsomest spreads seen in a long time. A very large cake adoroed the centre of tbe table and as it ia not the rule for a young lady to get beyond alxteen we will not mention now many candles it contained. The rooms were beautifully decorated with palms acd ferns. Tbe following were present: Misses Gracie Arrinaton, Annie Davis, Rubie B acb, Edith Travers, Eva Henry, Edith Pulman, Hilda Hayden, Florence Andmon, E la Keen, Elton Cockrell, Evelyn Travers, Margaret Toomey, Mamie Tootrey, M-mie Sheehey, Mis. Broom, Mrs. Welch acd Mrs. Eva Smythe, and Messrs. Eugene Igoe, Shirley Cockrell, Thomas Downing, Kemp Cockrell, James Pulman, William McBride, Harvey Williams, Leslie Williams, Wilton Arrington, Abraham Smythe and St'phen Taylor. One of the prettiest parties of the s aaon was given Issi night at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. Qayton Arrington, on north Patrick atreet, In honor of their youngest daughter, Genora, it being ber tenth birthday, The rooms were hand* Bome"^ decorated in flagt) and bunting, sui able for the day. The young folks indulged in many games, after which they were ushered into the dining room where a table waa spread with al) tbe good things of the season. The tables were decorated with palms, carnations and rigs. Among those present were: Misses Anna Schwarsrrann, Naomi Schwarzmann, Sadie Jones, Agnes Trumble, Mildred Henry, Helen Tash, Ruth Priest, Jennie Deeton, Et'a Powell, Mable Sutton, G-nora Arring ton, Geneva Arrington. Guests of honor Miss lissie Davis, Miaa Olive Grove aud Mrs, James Baylies. Tbe young man pVseni were Clarence Harrington, Edwin Bitts, James Bayliss, Edwin Trumbie, Jis?ph B .yilan, Gardner Taah, Chas. Elelen, Joe S^baazmann, Harry Wilkerson, Herbert Mingan, Edgar Harrison, Thoa Priest, Ga;tin Arring? ton, jr., and Eddie A-ringtoo. At a' late hour they all retired wishing tbeir I little friend many happy returns of the <**7- ________ I "HANDCUFFED KING." One would hardly believe, unless be waa an eye-witness, tbat 2,500 people would visit any house of amusement ic this city any one nigh'. If perchance you were one of thees who attended tbe performance at tbe Opera House last night you conld readily see bow sucb a condition could exist. Th* priocita' attrsc ion was the ''Handcuffed King" wbo is tbe n.arvel of the age. He can free biasatll no matter boa tightly bound with ropes or chain. He can deliver himeelf from tbe most modern band cuffs. He can be locked in a cell with? out cl' thing and walk oct of it with the greatest <ase. Thia phenomenal character will again perform his miracles to? night. Be sure aod see him. It may be your inst chance. Io addition to this theri will be other charming vaudeville and motion pictures. Mysterious French issues a challenge to any one to make any kind of a box, sack or basket, lock or nail bim in it that he cannot free himself from without changing the origi? nal conditions of said box or basket. Tonight he will be nailed io a box and he promises to emerge irom it with ap? parent ease. A committee ot three Alexandrians will fasten him in the box. BAPTIST LAYMAN'S MOVEMENT The mass meeting held in the First, Baptist Church last evening in tbe in? terest of the Baptist layman's movement was well-attended and of a most interest? ing character throughout. The meetinr was presided over by Rsv. W. S. O Thomas, of Fa'ls Church. Tbe speakers, Judge 0 E. Nicol, nf thia city; Prof. Mitchell Carroll, of George Washington University of Waahington, and Rev. Stockton W. Cole, of Remmington, gave most interesting addressee of tbe great layman's miea.onary movement at present beiog carried on throughout tbe United States and particularly in our ?uthland. Special musio waa rendered by ibe choir of the church. At the oonclusi"0 of the exercises the assem? blage retired to the lecture room where the young ladies of tbe Baptist Young People's Union pave a musical program me which waa followed by refreabments. Tbe members of tbe ministerial confer rnce, which held its sessions at tbe church during tbe day, expressed them? selves as highly pleased with the enter? tainment during their stay In the city. WILL NOT STOP HERE Tbe Navy Department has arranged to bring to Washington for the Inaugu? ration, on its own ships, the entire naval brigade of about 2,000 tailors at? tached to vessels of the A''aotic fl-et. which arrived in the Chesapeake yes? terday. Tue cruiser Hertford and the naval transports Prairie and Dixie will be used to briog the brigade from the vessels iu Hampton roads lo Washing? ton and take them back again after the ceremonies. These ves-els will pro ced dirett to the Wa<hington navy instead of aochorlng ort Alexandria, at wai originally planned. POLICE COURT. [Justice H. B. Catoa presiding.] Tbe following cases were disposed ol this morning: Ellis West, colored, cl aged witta stealing t r.ss from the Kt mac ia Ire ad yards, waa fi ed f 10 William Jack? son, colored, charged with belt g a party to tbe rflense, waa dismissed. Hernsdell Toolon, Ernest MiG.rey and Michael Nolan, charged with va? grancy, were dismissed, (be prisoner! promising to leave the city. A wbiie boy, charged with oslo| abusive language, a ai dismissed. Tbe Red Cruse Sanes for tender fee' The ladies who w?ar tbe Red Orosi Shoes alwsys wear a smile. Sold ont] by J. A. Marshall A Bro., 422 Kin< street. I vnnh3VPnconh?,If8he,, Chaf Ly flnna\ CDS ing dishes*. Broiled o.i toast, and lilt ILL'S Cr-l-h at-d 8iagl< Fried at tie OfatdaU HOUsK CaFK. Cherrystone and Little Neck Clams. Washington ? ? ? SPRING Opening: Tomorrow Don't Miss HI PROFESSOR ARRE'lF.i). Prof. H. P. Hol'e', of the Oriental University of this citv, was arreeted this morning hy Lieutenant Saith at tbe in? stance o'Comoro-wealth's Attorney S G. Brent. I', appaares that Rev. J. W. M ty, pastor of the Imanuel Lutheran Ohurcb, entered into an agreement with the profeeaor in ahieh the later garante. <! t furbish M\ M ty with a medical education and a dipl'ima for consider^ on of $100. Toe money it il alleged, was paid in instalments, after which the diploma was furnished minus the education. The nrreat fniluwel a correspondence which h-s recently been io progress be-1 tween Mr Brant and Attorney General W. A. Anderson. It ia allege! thai Holler furnished a medical diploma ti * man in Por'o Rico. Tf e recipient, ilia said has never been ou'side of Porto. A phr.tograph 'il the diploma and 'a letter was sent f o n P.irto Rico to the attorney genernl, which wero transmit? ted to Mr Bent. The professor wil be arraighed to answer the charge ot obtaining money under 'a'se pretenses Prof. Holler ia n conversation with a representatiue of thc Gazstte stated he 'bought the whole affair ?as a piece ol spite work anet mas los'ii-atrd by ooe who wished to drive hia college away (rom this city tbat another might es tablish one here. He said Mr. and Mra. May appeared to be unreaaorable witt b m and their demands were more than bia college could gaol; tte money the) ! bad paid him waa ft r tbe course of atudi they I ai taken at ha college. Prof Holler was held in the som n $500 for a hearing of the ease, which i set for tomorrow. DEATH OF ELl/.v HACKLEY. On the night of thc 14.h instant a fight occurred between Isaac Hackle) md Abe Douglass, the result of at attack made upon Eliza Hackiey, mother of the first named, by Mir) Douglsts, wife of Abe Douglass. A! the parties are colored. Daring thi fight Douglass cut Hackiey with a r.zor and the h juted man was conveyed to the Alexandria Hospital where 2<ri -titcbea were taken in b's side. Hu assailant was arrested and lat?r releasec on bail. Dauglsss's wife wai fined $10 in the Police Oour', for assaulting Hack ley's mother. Tbe latter became ill shortly after the row, and yetterda* Dr. Penn, her physician, notified tbe station house thet her diath was inevit? able, and suggested that Mary Douglass should be arrested pending the holding of a coronet's Icquest. Eizi Hack ley, who hid reacted an alvanced age, lingered until about 5 o'clock this morning when ber dea h followed. Dr. Moore, the conner, will hold an inquesi thia afternoon at Demaine's undertaking establishment. Th* D aig'ass woman waa taken in cuttoly. E iza Mackley was a highly respectable reside, t and for r long time conducted a ttsnd in tbe city market This evening tbe jury, composed cl R. W. Graham, foreman, and 0. M Lennon, 0. P. Waller, Courtney Acton, ll. Well aod S H. Lynn, viewed tbe body aod adj turned to meet tomorro* night at Demaine's undertaker's ts'.ab blisment. HOLIDAY YESrERDAY. Yesterday wai enjoyed as a holiday bj many of our citizens aod they wero en ?eaged mest of toe day in spending theil surplus cash. One of tbeir indulgences was the entertainment at the Alexandra Amusement Company. If all tbe houses of amusements in this c'.tywere at? well patronized aa this ono then the proprietors bave no recson to complain The show was better than described ii thete columns yesterday aid this ia saying a great d> al. For real enjoyment come out tonight and see the pictures. There will be a change ia b .th tacking sod silent pictures. Come out tonight '.nd see tb>t grand old champion of the prix* vinsr?JihnL. Sullivan?in talk? ing pictures STILL AT LARGE. Although most of the authorities slong the line of the lt chmond, Fredericks bur-; and Potomac Railrral have beer notified to be on le lonkoot for him, nothing hts yet been h*ard fnai Fiaok Johnson, the hile^d borse-tbief, wht escaped from Doputy Sher ff Giroeti last Wedn-sdar near Franconta sta? ion. Io edditon to the iflorts a r ady msde a reward of $2!) hts beet offrred. Pest cards containing tbe oller aod a full d: emption of the fugitive will be mailed to all parla ol the State. ~W. o'. T. U. Tho ladies of the Allison W. C T U. will in-et i'. the home of Mrs Matthewa on Fairfax s'r et, Thursr'ay.at S p. m. The president desires the presence of every member, as business of Importsnce will come up tor consider* ation. The cheapest is t ever tho best, but we haye the beat Footwear sold in Al?x and ia. Jobn A. ft'.arar.all A bro.. 422 King atlast. Jackson Creek Oysters OF THE FINEST VARIETY 5* bushels just received. Merchants' quick lunch- Hot Tur key with Cranberry Sauce daily. _ At the Elkton !-Mira:tona' Enble- Gloves E. *. LEADBEATER A 8ON8. SAN BLAS COCOANnTis juat received by J. C. MILBURN, PERSONAL. M.*. Walter Saith, representative of Liberty Lodge of Beverly, Maas., who came here yestirday to bear fraternal greetings from that lodge and to attend the Masonic banquet la.t night, together with Mrs. Smith, are guests of Dr T. B. Oochraa Mr. Smith also brought with him a wrea'h from Liberty Ledge, which will tomorrow be placed noon the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon. A delegation nf Masons will accompany Mr. Smith tj Mount Vernon. Miss Jessie Armstrong is the guest of Miss E -ie Miller, at her home on north Calvert street, Baltimore. Dr. W. F. Fisher, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church, was in the city yes? terday. He was returning to hia home at Concord, from Ma tlnsburg, W. Va., where he iud conducted a most success? ful evsngelistic meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Horace D. Aahton an? nounce the engsgement of their daugh? ter, Roth, to Dr. Llewellyn Powell. Tbe msrriage will take place early in June. Mrs. George Hepburn is ill at her home on sooth Fairfax street. Mr. M. 0. Ellis, of Aberdeen, Ohio, arrived today to visit his brother, Mr. r. F. Ellis, at Mount Vernon, uotll sfter the Inauguration. Mr J. H. Ellie, of Canon City, Colo., returned to Mount Vernon today from h s trip to Norfolk, where he witnessed the great nsval demona'r-t on yesterday. Ask Yourself th* Question. Why not nae Ooamberlaio's Liniment when you uave the rheumatism? We leal aura tbat the result will be promp ind satisfactory. It las cured others, ?hv not yoof Try it. It costs but a trill?, Price 25 cents; large slr.?, 50 jen ts. For a?,le by W. F. Creighton ind Richard G.bson. LOCAL BREVITIES. Lent begins tomorrow. The City Council meets tonight. Mr. W. H. Pct er bat been appoint? ed superintendent of telegraph (not sup? erintended) of the Southern Railway Company. Tbe weather became tloudy last night, and early thia morning rain began to fall. Mira copious showers followed later in the day. Mr. J. D. Knight, contractor, baa be? gun the erection of a building near the old canal basin in wLich willow ware will be manufactured. The three Norfolk steamers, tbe May? flower, Dolphin aod others ateamers which carried people to Hampton Roads ti witness ihe arrival of the U. S. fleet yesterday passed op this morning. Kev. E. Her Swem.of Washington, wili 'eliverhia lecture "Bright Spots" at the Young People's Building this evening, and those who wish to spend aa hour's ime of real er j tyment cannot put it to better use. Lieutenant S nith and Officer Fergu? son thia mo nlng arreated Anderson Cole, colored, charged with attempting to break and enter tbe meat house of Srlvsn Bioudheiro, in the market court Three bottles of whisky were found in he pockets of the prisoner. The Daughters of America bave ap* jointed the following committee to co iperat? with the Washington Monomer t Associating during "Old Horns Guning Week:" Mt. Vernon Council No. 1, Mrs. Mamie Hamersley, Mrs. Annie Davis aod Mrs. Mary Beach. Mr Em-tier, has become a fina beliver in race suicide. Altho' already the proud par? ent of a dozen children, he w.ia yesterday ra ide the tin willing recipient of a pair of houneing tv ina (a birtkday gift rrom bia wife.) "DU afr. Stork," he shouted, "i. netting entirely too fr. ah. Ita always der lettie t-oublta dst cornea in bunches dat cornea ia bunches. I'ud to tink dst I've got two rn ire months to feed on dem delicious Autb sauasges and Hams. Sylvan Blondheim, The Auth St .nd, <*i y Market. Oyatera in all styler. Fried Clams every lay 30 \ par dosen. Clam so-ip, Monday (fe Ireaday and Friday. C. H. Zimmerman, Market Space. tf ? ? Keep your feet dry. "Try a pa'r of the celebrated" Walk Over Shoes. J. A. Marshall A Bro., 422 King street BKIT MUM, Ht'OAK CITHKI) HAMS ia 1-ac lb. Old Virginia Breakfast Boe.(can).... 10c J Cana Pink Alaska Salmon. 25c 4 fans Ptriof Beana. 'Jb> I Large Cana Bast Tomi toes. 26c 4 Cans Sugar Com. . 26c 3 Can. Earlv June Peaa. 26c 3 lbs Beat Cali fi rn'a Evaporated Paaob.es 26c 3 lba. Large California Prun-a. 26c W. P. WOOLL4 * BON, Royal and Wolfe Streeta, jan 16 t'_tjoaen and Henry 8traets. Coke Domestic Coke AU kinda of Coal, Wood and Coke Best quality and prompt delivery'atjbottom prices PhoneJK. DiW. AITCHE80N, 107 so th ?tova! street. A CARD. The Elite Comp \ny was unable to give its u.ial big show Lat night, as advertiied, ow? ing to derangement of th? electric aervice on upper King it-sat. The nompsuy, however, hopes toni*'"' to have eva-ytblng ia good shane and t<> > ? ab!e to gi ve the show as adver ti-.l. Tbe ru loagemeDt exprttaes deep re? gret in uot b ng able to preaaat their ahow last night, a- it La the first titre they have ever oieie ' aa apology to the people "sf Alex? andria. They hope to have the pleasure of entertaining jon all tonight. ELITE PICTTTBE COMPANY. Civil Service Examination All persona, both ithala and female, who are iu'ereiled in prepariig for the coming Census rositious or postnffica examination, tit r i^uest' d to meet st Young People's Build? ing, -aturday eveaiug at 7.80 o'clock. L. A. BI "HARDS. Refers nee: Rev. Charita D. Bulla. '?628 tu,wed/ri ROSENFELD'S' Both 'Phones o o o o Both 'Phonre msmw Showing the new Spring Suits, charmingly designed. The most comprehensive display in this city is here from $12.50 to $25,00 Women's New Spring Silk Raincoats $12.50 and $15.00 Trimmed Hats, Elegant Models, Correct Styles for Spring advance showing White Goods, new kinds, extra value sin new styles of Women's Neckwear 25c and 50c. ROSENFELD'S, 518-20 King Street, Alexandria, Va. Your Watch 1 Is your most constant companion?how important, then, (u that it should be true and trusty. m When purchasing a watch therefore.buy only one of JR known integrity, one proved by experience to be accu- W rate and reliable. We carry the best makes of AMERICAN WATCHES, the kind that are satisfactory in every particular. You will make no -mistake in buying WATCHES of (us. Prices reasonable. Large stock to select from. SAUNDERS aaa SON 629 King Street. av-sai*-*?---f tea SCSCa^CsKCtUCC^CCSCC )pera House HriRE CHANCE OF PR'X'RAM. The higast priced act ever otferel. HE CROWE FAMILY, ie most phcnonenal chil 1 a-Katu in Ameii ; intro'ucidj* soft shoi and hornpipe dati? ng. Sol?, d'i?t-, trio*, and i-hirua ainging. HE HANDCUFF KING. The great?at of k11 F. rup.- n Mts. Relea g himself from any lundciifla that have nit en tampere) with. Tonight he will eacape >m a picking box, nailed, locked and id by any citizen in thc city. 3,000 feet of motion pictures, Firat performance 7.30. alexandria Amusement COMPANY. TALKING PICTURE'S-S reele, John L Sullivan Adeline, egiment of Frocks and Frills, it Willow. (From the Mikado.) SILENT PICTURES. tiring Days in Old Virginia. A historic picture ofetrlydaya in Vir? ginia. A picture that every Virginian should aee. tericulture and Cattle in Aus? tralia. Vho is Smoking that Rope? Mrs. Harry Barker, Pianist JLL/C0MPANY.JL/ JI Big Show Tonight. SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Ar. Charlton Howarth he Fsmoti* !'*n?lihli Tenor Sing-r, having lidel'tripa arcmd t^ie tvOrM, aa) is mw inking hia fourth; he will sing English and riah aong*. -. 'hsre will he a com v.-let* change "f pict ires; be>t made; instructive ra well aa ama ing. thorne early and secure a aeat. JEWELER*. Our wares are deservedly desirable because of their perfect quality, design and workmanship and mod? erate prices. R.C.ACT0N&S0NS Jewelers i od Silversmiths. I WANTED TO RENT OR BUY L aiz or seven-room BRICK DWELLING vith bath; within ooe or two square of Kin itreet, between Royal and Henry. Btat< erins Address "?," Gaz tte tr frblK 3t COLONIAL TEA. Given by Whatsoever <'rn.lt. K. H., at "'oofederate Vet?raus' Hail, February 33, [900. Tiakata. feh?i SI COMPANIONS.?Vou are. hereby n tified toat'end a called convocetioa of Mouot V's mon R A. Chapter, No 14, to be held at :h* Tabernacle Tl'K-1) \ Y\ Feboary ZS, st r:30 o'clock. Work. It. A By order of tbe Moat I- xcellent High Priest fro*) lt K. K KM P- P., Seoe'ary FKESH EGOS. Front Amherst county every dav. Retail? ing today et 24 cenu per dozen, Mr*. A. G. rfiOMAS, 919 King au eel, fable la IWIK'8 > r < p. NOW ON ?".-'-.-?j -;t CHINA, GLASS AND HMDtSEKl.'l.N _KUBIINOJQ^O 118,_ Inauguration Supplies Things Wanted When You Have Visitors Cups and Saucers worth 10c at 5c Plates worth 10c at bc Dinner Sets (100 pfc-Be*) worth $10 at $7 98 Chamber Sets (10 pieces) worth $3.50 at $2.50 Saucepans worth 25c at 196 Wash Pans worth 25c at 10c Toilet Paper 10c Roll, 3 Rolls for 25c Toilet Paper 5c Roll, 6 Rolls for 25c Spittons won h 25c at 10c Hei 'quarters for 1.anii -himnejs Burners, Wicks, Etc. ELLIOTT'S, Gar. Pitt and King ai .