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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, TffiCHSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1898.
S1 t i Take Your Pick for 59c. A compulsory offer. For the waste ot! space required for our im mense incoming fcprinjr Mock, -ive Juive been coinpclloil to sacrifice all of our Full "'rapper&. You can take your choice of any ot our rej-ular JSc Flannelette Wrap pers Tor 59c. . -: A price far below their original 4 - i' cost. Tliesea re allindeMrablp shades stylishly made, -with a full length andextra -width skirt. Gingham Aprons, 3 for 25c iodqy. 420,422,424, 426 7th St. N.W. xxxxxxzxxrxxxTxxixiziii z Just Ten People, Can Get Sideboard Bargains! If you" c been watching for a Side board chance the time has COME. We have put the bargain tag on ten beauties small front"; -line, large, clear mirrors high top - all elaborately carved. $25 Sideboards for $20 ON CREDIT! You'll have to be quick if you get one for they'll be snapped up in no time at this, price. All the time you -want to pay the bilL Fine lot or Brass and Iron Bedsteads jut in all price-. Carpets made, laid and lined free. Xo charge for waste in matching figures. GROGAN'S K 3IA3I3IOTH CREDIT HOUSE, ott'Oimoi'0o fin oi. Between II and 1. H 2ND HAND ORGANS The absence of the first slime of new ness means the saving of mau a dollar in the price. A trifling sum will procure j'ou a good in strument. SANDERS & STAYMAN, Percy S. Foster Mi.n., 1827 F Street X. W- OIL AND GAS Heaters at creat bargains. For a few days all j:o from 10 per cent to "80 1-3 per cent orf Good assortment to select 'from. Fit YN1C i:. HOPKINS. feS-tf 4JH 9th St. X. W. 75c Ladies' Dark Wrappers 39C EISENMANN'S, 3,323SS,at. UK DI2 I cTAKERS - -X. "VVILXilAM: LEE, U-VDKHTAKEB, 332 Pn. Ave. X. H Ilnst-cluj service. Xlione, 1383. DIED. C0RU1 At Providence Hosnital. Jlon lay. J-ebmarv 7. 18'.8. at 11:30 n. in.. MAlt s. COKItY. dauchter of R. A, and Alice Corry. need nine venrs.four months. Gone, but not forcotten. It-em -BY HER PARENTS. The Moitnlity lteeord. Deaths were reported to the health office tip to noon yesterday as follows: John Bolts .. 72 years Mary Martin McDonald 41 years Maty AVest 43 years Maria Swann 43 years George Washington 44 years Boya A. Schwaitz 2S years Alfred Green 57 years Maiy Gales 60 years Mary A. Roseberry... SI years Cora McWiiiiams ?.S years Alpha Brook Beall So years Margaret Johnson 47 years Eleanora Brown 14 years Mary Carry 3 years Alice Eeonia Gieen .. 5 years Albert B. McDonald. ..." 1 year Louisa Eller. C months Chailes Brever 3 months I't-ofaiie T.niijnitij;e. PwearinR 's always rcnrcliciisible. but If there ik -my excuse for it, it is when a man tries to button hit. collar and rinds the button holes Marched btirr. The Tol inau Launijrr luunuet Ktfc "antl-sweai" buttonholes n ail collars. fe9-"t 1'our credit is good at Lanshiirg'fe Fur niture House. 13tli and F Ets. oc3-tf Lansburgh & Bro : US : IS l mil MIDWEEK SOCIAL EVENTS Delmt of Mrs. Griggs as a Cabinet Lady Hostess. Southern ItelteC Society Ball Re ception of Itev. Dr. Elliott Do- -llghtful Afternoon Heceptious. Mature, wearing: a spring: combina tion of blue sky and yellow sunshine, ai-nisted" most graciously yesterday to make the afternoon calls in the olliclal and social world an ideal success. Mrs Ifobart, the wife of the "Wee President, who teceived, as usual, a large number of callers, was aided In her hospitable duties by Mrs. JLothrop Bradley, Mrs. "Wadsworth, Mrs. Wood, Miss ' "Wel more. Miss McCammon, Miss Patten, and Miss Simpkins. There Is no home in the Cabinet cir cle more popular than that of the Post master General on Wednesday after noons. There is a. charm about Mary land hospitality that always makes it self felt and appreciated, and in addi tion Mrs. Gary has with her always in addition to her own daughters a group of their attractive young friends. Mrs. Griggs, wife of the recently ap pointed Attorney General, made her lirt appearance as a. Cabinet hostess vesterday afternoon,- when, with Miss Bliss, the daughter of the 'Secretary of the interior, she received In the gold parlors of the Arlington, which were artistically grouped with palms. Mrs. Griggs and Miss Bliss were assisted by Miss Mabel McJCinley, Miss Barber, Miss Boardman, Mrs. Hague, and Miss Taylor, of Is'ew York. Mrs. Bliss was not "at home" yesteiday and Mrs. Al ger received for the last time this sea son. Surgeon General and Mrs. Sternbeig entertained at dinner last night in hon or of Mr. Meikeljohn, Assistant Secre tary of War. The guests invited to meet him were Senator Fairbanks, Repre sentative Hull. Gen. Breckenridge. the Japanese Minister, Gen. Lieber, Secre tary Porter, Col. Dallas Cache. Col. Kr net. Capt. Black, Col. Gilmore, Col. Schw.im, and Major Heistand. Representative and Mrs. IHtt enter tained at dinner last night. Mrs. W. P. Frye will receive this af ternoon from '! to C for the last time this season. Mrs. II. D. Money will receive at the Portner this afternoon, assisted by her new daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Deveaux Money, Miss Money, Miss Balrd, daughter of Major Baird. of the Army, and Miss Cooper, of Texas. Mrs. Clarence B. Rheem will be pre vented by indisposition from receiving callcis to-day, but will be at home the remaining Thursdays in February. Rev- Dr. Elliott, rector of the Church of the Ascension, will hold a reception this e ening from S to 11, at 111U O street. Mrs. Roger Q. Mills and Misss Mills will not receive today, but will be at home on Thursday, 17lh. Mrs. Shoup and Miss Shoup will re ceive at the Norma mile this afternoon from S to 6. They will have with them Miss Elliott, Miss Henderson, Miss Evans. Mrs. Stanyarne "Wilson, and Miss Evans. The luncheon held yesterday after noon at Masonic Temple for the benelit of the Bell Home at Colonial Beach, was a delightful success and will be continued today from 12 o'clock until G. The home is for the purpose of giv ing a summer vacation, of more or less length, to as many sick children of the poor as the accommodations will per mit. It is entirely non-sectarian as far as the little ones are concerned, though the charity itself is under the auspices of the wives of a number of prominent clergymen and church members of the Di&trict. Mrs. Davenport, wife of Rev. Dr. Davenport, is the president of the home and the board of managers in clude Mrs. -Satterlee. Mrs. George C. Graves. Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Buck, Mrs. Lottie Johnson, and Mrs. Theodore Bir ney. It is a charity worthy the patron age of men and women of all creeds and of none, and the ladies in charge will leave" nothing undone to make their luncheon even more attractive today than that of yesteiday afternoon. The complete list of the ladies of the receiving party representing the Con gressional delegation at the Southern Relief Society's ball Friday evening, the 11th, will be: Alabama, Mrs. Bank head; Arkansas, Mrs. Jones. California, Mis. Maguire: Delaware, Mrs. Kenney: Florida. Mrs. Sparkman; Georgia, Mrs. Bartlett: Kentucky. Mrs. Lindsay; Louisiana. Mrs. Meyer: Mississippi, Mrs. Catchings, Missouri. Mrs. Bland; Maryland, Mrs. Gorman; North Caroli na. "Mrs Butler and Mrs. Morehead; South Carolina. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Ml C Butler: Texas, Mrs. Sayeis; "Vir ginia, Mrs. Daniel and Mrs. Swanson: Washington, Mrs. Lewis. The ladies of the receiving party -.representing the District of Columbia will be Mrs. Forbes Beale. Mrs. Clialard, Mrs. Rob ert I. Freming, Mrs. E. K. Goldsbor ough, Mrs. Green Clay Goodloe. Mrs. Robert Hinckley. Miss ICibbey. Mrs. N. S. Lincoln. Mrs. F. B. Loring. Miss Vir ginia Miller. Mrs. Z. B. Vance, and Mrs. Joseph E. Washington. The musical program contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lent, and Mr. Josef O. Cadek a.t the ex ecutive mansion on the evening of the President and Mrs. McKinley's dinner to the Supreme Court open'ed with a trio for piano, violin, and violoncello, by Mr. and Mrs. Lent and Mr. Cadek, and was continued by concerted num bers and solos by the artists, who gave in turn splendid interpietations of the compositions of Mendelssohn, Schu mann, Liszt and Schubert, Mrs. William B. Bate, assisted byier daughter. Mrs. Childs, will be at home at the Ebbilt tins afternoon from 3 to C. Owing to indisposition. Mrs. IT. C. Hansbrough will not receive today. Mrs. Gatschet will not receive Thurs day, February iu, out wui be at home the remaining Thursdays in February. Miss Charlotte Regina Uaslup and Mr. Frederic Bancroft Nichols were married Tuesday morning at It o'clpck at the home of the bride. Vandalia. Howard county, Md. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. F. Gardner, of Trinity P. E. Church, of Howard county, in the presence of the families of the bride and srroom. A wedding breakfast succeeded the cere mony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Nich ols left on an afternoon train for the North. They will be at home to their friends at 2700 Thirteenth street north west after Februarv 2L Mrs. Lane Will Recover. Mis. Thomas F. Lane, the daughter cf ex-Senator Blackburn, who accident ally shot herself about a mouth ag&, and whose life has several times been despaiied of, was pronounced yesterday to le out of danger. Drs. Sowers, Thompson and Iverr, and Dr. John D. Ncer. of Versailles. Ky., the family physician ef the Blackburns. were in consultation for more than an hour -yesterday, and the result was the an nouncement that the wounded woman will recover. FIREMEN SAVED THE CAT. Truck A. Ordered to the Scene to Refecue a Cat. Pussy Norris was saved. Truck A did it. The recording angel who dwells above will dip his pen in fluid gold and in characters of light inscribe upon the celestial register that Truck A did it. In the sweet bye-and-bye, when the last alarm has struck, and in that re gion not noted for its conflagrations will the laddies of Truck A ascend on wings instead of ladders. Pussy Norris was saved. She is a Maltese cat, residing with the family of Mr. James L. Norris. Though she moves in the swellest feline circles, It is a. question if the sparrows would chipper less gayly were this Maltese cat deprived of her ninth life. Pussy Norris stands well In the Nor ris home. She has the swing of thfngs in the kitchen, has advance informa tion as to what will be served at meals, entertains lavishly In the back yard, vocalizes On the fence, and stays out late. No restriction has ever been placed upon her in the matter of hours. So it was not unusual that yesterday she wandered from her own fireside. Away up in the topmost branches of a maple tree she saw a sparrow against whom she had long cherished an aver sion, and for whom her appetite craved. She cl'mbed that tree. She did it grace fully and well. Some small boys watched her and applauded her ef forts. The sparrow received a tip that he was wanted by the cat, and he speedily chose another tree. Pussy Norris climbed to where the bird had been, and, looking disconso lately around, .is said Xo have remark ed, "A single bird for lunch is better than a brace of birds in a tree." Just then she lost her grip, a terrified cry escaped Jier lips, but a friendly fork of a bough caught her falling form. She was pinned in. A flock of sparrows tlew around her and mocked her. This maddened her, and her screams at tracted much notice from people in the street. A young lady from the house of Mr. Norris posed beneath the tree and im- , plored everybody in general to rescue her pet. It was a touching scene. Chief Parris happpened to be in the office of Mr. Norris. Circumstances were with i the cat. The fates were against the spa i rows. Mr. Norris and Chief Parris hastened to the scene. A great crowd was col lecting. "I'll save that cat," cried Chief Par ris, as he pulled his tin cap over his eyes and fondled a lite plug. Then he hastened to a telephone and in another second the great brass gong in Truck A rang wildly ouL The horses scampered from their stalls and the laddies threw themselves in the seats. Another second and the truck was roll ing and ringing. It careered madly through the streets. A surging throng of people eddied in its wake. It drew up at Third and C streets northwest. A hurried command from Chief Parris and a ladder was rising among the baie branches of that winter-blown maple tiee. A fire laddy was running up the ladder. The populace cheered, the truck horses stamped and neighed, the spar .rows chirped, and the cat cried. The brave firemen caught the imperiled pussy in his arms, and. amid the plaudits of the populace and the exe crations of the sparrows, descended to the concrete. Pussy Norris was saved, and the truck rolled back to quarters. The pet was borne to her home and dosed with warm milk. Then did Mr. Norris buy two big box es of the best cigars in "Washington. One he sent to Chief Pari is. and the other did he straightway send to the men of-Truck A. SCnAFIIlinV TRIAL TIEGKN. He Ts Char-rod With Violating the Dental Luwh, Jesse B. Schafhirt was put on trial yesterday in the police court before Judge Scott and a jury, charged with practicing dentistry without a license. The defendant is lepresented by Mr. Thomas Taylor, who moved to quash the indictment, because the informa tion contained two counts, separate and distinct, and further that the offense was not plainly set forth. The motion was overruled and an exception taken by the defense. Mr. Taylor then en tered a demurrer to the pleadings and moved that the defendant be furnished with a bill of particular, showing when and where he violated the statute under which he is charged. The particulars were furnished by Mr. Mullowny. The jury is composed of the following. William Ayre. Lemuel Galloday, F. R. Underwood, Jeffrey Rich, F. L. Mars den, Charles H. Bushnell, R. S. Dim mick. W. J. Gafney. Henry Sands. P. C. Green. Lewis Kertz, and Hugh Bronson. Mr. Bain Fair, the first witness for the Government, testified that he vis ited the office of Dr. Schafhirt, at Eighth and F streets, the Le Droit Building, defendant said he was Dr. Schafhirt. He examined the witness's teeth and wanted to go to work on them im mediately. On January 14 the witness went again to Div Schafhirt and had-i his teeth filled. Mr. Farr also testified that the defendant gave him some of his professional cards and also a re ceipt for the money paid for the work done on his teeth. On cross examina tion Mr. Farr stated that he was em ployed by the board of dental examiners to go to "Dr." Schafhirt's to assist De tective Boyd in making out the case. Dr. Williams Donnelly, a member of the Board of Dental Examiners of the District, testified that the defendant. Jesse B. Schafhirt, is not a registered dentist in the District of Columbia. He was the last witness examined. HAS LOST ITS SAVOR. An Army Doctor Does Not Believe in Salt. One ot the most curious cases ot disci pline that has ever occurred in the Army is now under consideration by the Secretary of War. Dr. Jefferson D. Poindexter, who has been considered among the ablest and safest men in the medical corps, has recently developed a surprising eccentricity. He claims to have discovered that salt is injurious to the human system, and has forbidden its use by officers and soldiers of the Army at Fort Hamilton, New Yoik "Har bor, where he is stationed. He has writ ten several communications on the sub ject, and has submitted to newspaper interviews, which have attracted con siderable attention, and have been brought officially to the attention of the War Department. Surgeon General Sternberg has there foie been directed to make an investi gation and report whether, in his, opin ion. Dr. Poindexfer has any other vagary and whether his views upon the use of salt impair his usefulness as a medical officer. In case the report is adverse. D. Poindexter will be ordered before the retiring board for a more thorough ex amination, and if he develops opinions and practices that are not consistent with the orthodox creed of the medical pro fession he will be permanently relieved from duty. i Lost. While si rolling on y htreet, between Seventh auu Fmeenfh 'streets, about 4:'So o'clock yestcrd.v afternoon, a seal from a bottle of Hourich's Maerzen beer. The finder Trill please 'phone, six-thirty-four for the 'bottle. DANGER WATER MAINS Electrolytic $cim Is Boring Holetf in 'TJiciik A Bill lmposinc:iRetrictioii8 on or- f end lute Elect rp',L1iH:ht Companies and Single Trolley Lines. The District Commissioners yesterday transmitted to Congress the draft of a bill, together with leports of Mr. Burr, assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, and Mr. Allen, superintendent of electric lighting, on the danger from electrolysis and the damage already done to the water and gas mains in the District. The reports are largely similar to the voluminous report submitted to the Com missioners several months ago on the electrolytic action of grounded currents on the metallic water mains, which was published in The Times when it was made. Additional tests have been made since that time, and the results r these are made known. The tests show that pipes have been eaten through frequently by tne action of grounded currents. The Potomac Electric Lighting Com pany and some of the single-trolley rail way systems are the alleged offenders. The action of electrolysis manifests Itself in this way only where there is not a complete metallic circuit for the electric curtent. For economy or other reason, the Potomac Lighting Company and the single-trolley railways are said to run their wires out from their dynamos, but depend on the earth to complete their circuits and return the currents. Tiiese currents seek the easiest way back to the dynamos, usually along any metallic substance, like pipes. Where the current first comes in contact with the pipes a hole is eaten out. The danger of this action is great, and might at any time cause a catastrophe. The bill provides in brief that every street railway using the single over head trolley system and employing an uninsulated or a grounded or a rail re turn ciicuit for the cuirent shall equip its lines with the double-trolley system or other equally good insulated metallic ciicuit system, subject to the approval of the Commissioners. Plans shall be submitted within sixty days, and be car ried out within thirty days after ap proval. It fchall be unlawful Tor any company to furnish electric light, heat or power on a circuit any part of which is grounded. Any company using such a system shall submit changes in its system to overcome this defect within thirty days and have "the new system installed within thirty days after approval. A penalty of $2.", a day for failure to comply with tlnj ;lay is attached. HE GOES jTO 'CALIFORNIA. Mr. Walter Taylor to Search for Mental Restoration. Waller Taylor; thtf Treasury Depart ment clerk, who attempted suicide by hanging, at his, home, No. 409 Fourth street northeast, while suffering from an attack of insanity, about ten days ago, left yesterday for California where his son, Albert, resides. -Mr. Taylor was accompanied by his nephew, who came from the twest several days ago. Since ids attempt- upon his life Mr. Tay lor has been confined at the Emer gency Hospital suffeiing from what the physicians lenned acute melancholia. His daughter, Mis Lucy Taylor, who, at the same time.whlie sintering from a similar attack of insanity, attempted her life. Is still at St. Elizabeth's Asy lum and her condition remains prac tically unchanged Mr. Taylor remem bers nothing that took place on the un fortunate night when both father and aaugnter attempted their lives, and be lieves that she Is visiting friends. Thf nhvslcians fear to advise him of he condition. It is believed that a trip to California and a change of scene will in time lestore his mind. A NEW PLAN OF TAXATION. Thnt for the DIM riot Rnilwny-, Will Increase the Revenue. The subcommittee on railways" and avenues of the House District Commit tee, which has had several hearings on the matter of the taxation of street railways and the extensions of the Me tropolitan Railway and the Capital Traction Companv. has arrived at sev eral conclusions which, it is understood, will be adopted by the whole committee and incorporated in a bill soon to be presented to the House. The plan agreed upon as to the taxa tion of the street railways is about as follows: All street railway companies shall pay a franchise tax of 9s of 1 per cent of their gross receipts. The Capital Traction Company, the Metropolitan and the Columbia Com pany, shall pay, in addition to the fran chise tax, a general tax of 4 per cent of their gross receipts. All other compa nies shall pay in addition to the fran chise tax a general tax of 2 per cent of their receipts. All street railway companies shall be assessed and taxed upon their real estate in the same manner that indi viduals are now taxed. It is stated also that the subcommit tee reports against the extension of the Columbia Railway Company west of Seventeenth street and south of Penn sylvania avenue for reasons which were given at some length on the pub lic hearing. It has also agreed, it is said, on good authority that the Thir teenth street extension of the Metro politan Railway will not be granted. The new plan of taxation, if enforced, will add from $25,000 to 30,000 annually to the revenues of the District. Mar rinse Licenses. Marriage licenses have been issued as follows: White Philips. Petoll and Emma Lee Bryan, of Cenlerville, Fairfax county, Va.; George J. Baur and Berngdine A. Ferguson; John W. iDriver and Maggie E. Clitic, of Weyer's Cave, Agusta county, Va.; Fred. Goodrick Horton and Liilie Joshneam Harrick, of Oswego, N. Y. Colored Albert Barnes and Hulda Raltley; Charles Y. Nelson and Hattie Corah, of Washington: Abial Frost and Laura V. Brown; William Holmes and Ida Armes; Philip A. Brockenborough and Hattie M. Johnston. Money fqr Jjirors Fees. At 'the request of 'Chairman Cannon, of the Appropriations' Committee, the bill was passed yesterday making provision for a deficiency of about $200,000 for the pay of jurors, witnesses and so on, in the Federal courts. Let its make your glasses fit your nose. It costs nothing-. See us about it. MeAIIIstes" & Fest, OPTIGMNS, "1311" FS$ FREE STORAGE CASE DECISION. General Orders iHHued by the Inter state Comnieicu Commission. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion yesterday, in an opinion of Com missioner Yeomans. announced its de cision of the case brought by the Amer ican Warehousemen's Association against the Illinois Central Railroad Company and fifty-two other carriers, which Is known as the "free storage case." The substance of the decision is that charges made by carriers for trans portation and terminal services, and all rules and regulations which in any wise change, affect or determine the aggre gate compensation paid therefor, are re quired by the statute to be shown upon their published rate schedules; and un der such requirement It is the duty of all carriers subject- to the act to so pub lish and thereupon enforce each and every o'f their charges, rules and regu lations concerning the storage of freights, diversion of cars to shippers use, distribution of freight in part-lots, reconsignment of freight, and all kin dred concessions or privileges to ship pers, and to refrain from affording any such concession of privilege, without due publication thereof in such sched ules. A general order in accordance with the above decision, which is to take ef fect from April 1, has been Issued. ITS IvANSAS 1'ACIKIC CLAIM. The Cnveniiiicnt to Take So !.-. Than SK.iJO'LOOO for It. A warrant for 57,515,235.15 was signed yesterday by Secretary Gage. This valuable paper is drawn to the order of the Treasurer of the United States, and Is to be disposed of in paying off the first mortgages on the eastern and middle divisions of the Kansas Pacific railroad. The President directed this course of procedure because he has no doubt of a favorable decision of Judge Sanborn, of St. Louis, on the Govern ment's motion to be filed and argued next Saturday, for authority to redeem the first mortgages and also for a post ponement of the sale fixed for February 1C. Attorney General Griggs has notified t,he reorganization committee that any proposition it may make to acquire the road will be entertained up to next Sat urday. An offer to pay the Govern ment $1,500,000 for its claim has been made by the reorganization committee and refused. Attorney General Griggs says the Government will not accept a cent less than ?6,30;',000, the amount of the principal of the debt to the Govern ment. THE GODDESS NEW GARMENT. Mr. Stewart Thinkrt Yellow Would Re an Appioprlnte Color. The money question came up in the Senate yesterday in rather a peculiar way. Senator Morrill introduced a joint resolution appropriating 53,000, or so much 'thereor as may be necessary, to lebronze the statue on the dome of the Capitol with gold leaf. Mr. Stewart arose and said that he thought it was a very appropriate thing to do, and especially just at this time. "It has always been the custom of idol worshipers to exhibit the object of their worship in every possible form and place," said Mr. Stewart, "and, inas much as we have no other god now but gold, let It be placed on the dome of the Capitol, where all can see whom we worship." After some little discussion, the icso lutlon was passed. ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS. Orders have been issued by the Navy Department as follows: Lieutenant Commander E. IC. Moore, detached from the coast survey steam er Patterson and home on two months' leave. Lieut. F. H. Lefaver, detached from the Independence and ordered at once to the Adams as executive officer. Lieut. H. George, detached from the Adams and home on two months leave. The War Department has issued or ders as follows: By direction of the Acting Secretary of War. Lieut. Col. William A. Ma rye, Ordnance Depart ment, will proceed to the works of the Tredegar Company at Richmond, Va., on official business pertaining to the inspection and delivery of projectiles, and, upon the completion thereof, will return to his proper station. The travel enjoined Is necessary for the public service. The leave of absence granted Capt. Robert H. R. Loughborough. Twenty fifth Infantry, in special orders. Xo. 10, January 22, 1S0S, department of Dakota, is extended two months. The leave of absence, on surgeon's certificate of disability, granted Capt. George F. Chase, Third Cavalry, in spe cial orders, No. 2SS, December 0. 1897. from this office, is extended one month on surgeon's certificate of disability. Leave of absence for two months, on surgeon's certificate of disability, is granted Second Lieut. Harry F. Jack son, Second Artillery, and permission to go beyond sea is granted him by the Acting Secretary of War. With the approval of the Acting Sec retary of War, leave of absence for six months, on surgeon's certificate of dis ability, is granted First Lieut. Joseph L. Donovan, Twenty-first Infantry. By direction of the Acting Secretary of War, leave of absenqe for four months, with permission to go beyond sea, to take effect upon his relief from duty at the University of the State of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., is granted First Lieut. Walter A. Thurston, Six teenth Infantry. Second Lieut. John J. Bradley, Four teenth Infantry, will report in person to Col. Marcus P. Miller, Third Artil lery, president of the examining board appointed to meet at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., by special orders No. 231. October 2, 1897, from this office, at such time as may be reouired by the board, for examination as to his fit ness for promotion, and, upon the con clusion thereof, will return to his prop er station. The travel enjoined is nec essary for the public service. The leave of absence granted First Lieut. George H. Cameron, quarter master. Fourth' Cavalry. In special or ders No. 169. November 3, 1897. Depart ment of the Columbia, is extended four teen days. The ordinary leave of absence grant ed Capt. Francis E. Eltonhead, Twenty-first Infantry, la special orders No. 3. January 5, 180S, Department of the East, is extended two months on sur geon's certificate of disability. Bv direction of the Acting Secretary of War First Lieut. Tracy C. Dickson, Ordnance Department, will make not to exceed twelve visits prior to July 1, 1R98, to the works of the Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, Hartford, Connj. on official business pertaining to the inspection of Catling guns under process of manufacture at that place for the Ordnance Depart ment, and, upon the completion thereof, will return to his proper station after each visit. The travel enjoined is nec essary for -the public service. Elected a Director. Mr. Stilson Hutchins was yesterday elected a member of the board of di rectors" of. the United States Electric Lighting Company, and also a member of the executive committee. The stock, which sold a month ago at 97 was ac tively dealt in yesterday at 107- HIS STORY OF THE MURDER. Stratlier Says He Killed Rosa Tal bot In SeK-Defense. William M. Strather, charged with the murder of Rosa Talbot, took the stand yesterday In his own defense, and made the statement of the killing that his lawyers argue proves that he acted in self-defense, or at least in "the heat of passion." The man said he had lived in Wash ington for twelve years, and sold pa pers at Seventh and F streets all that time. He had lived with Rosa Talbot for three years. Their relations had been pleasant except that she was very' jealous of him. She consulted fortunp tellers, and they told her that he was going with other women. On two oc casions, in fits of jealousy, Rosa had struck him with- a pen knife, and fre-, quently she had threatened to kill him. On the morning of the killing, he said, he went downstairs to wash his" hands. While there he saw a hatchet and took it back to fix the door of his room. Rosa then said she had had a dream during the night that he had been fool ing with other women. She continued to quarrel, and got very angry as she talked, and finally struck him with a whisky bottle on his ulcerated tooth. Suffering from the pain of these blows, and from fear, he had grabbed the hatchet from a chair and committed the deed. . When Mr. Shillington cross-examined Strather the man acknowledged that he had never spoken of Rosa hitting him with a bottle until two weeks ago, wheivLawer Trultt had his first talk with him. He had not mentioned the circumstance to the Baylors, who lived in the house with him and saw him come out of the room after the killing, or to the police officers to whom he gave himself up. Strather's statement with a number of witnesses to his good character and several to the quarrelsome and jealous disposition of the Talbot woman con stituted his defense. There was an attempt to put Lee Tal bot, the husband of the woman, on the stand to prove her disposition, but the court ruled the evidence out. A number of prayers for instructions to the jury were submitted after the completion of the testimony. Mr. Shil lington made his address to the jury, going over in detail the chain of evi dence that the Government has brought out. SONS OF OLD NASSAU. The Washington Alumni of Prince ton Banquet at the Wi-lliugton. The twenty-seventh annual dinner of Washington Alumni of Princeton Uni versity was held at the Hotel Welling ton last night. It was a joyous occa sion. The banquet hall was colored black and orange, and the hotel rang with the college songs. Toasts were responded to by Attorney General Griggs, William E. Annin, Prof. Woodrow Wilson and Henry E. Davis. f The guests of the society were: Attorney General Griggs, Dr. Francis L. Patton. Hon John Dalzell, Prof. Woodrow Wilson. Major Charles F. Larrabee, John C. Heald. James M. Green, Jessie L. Heislcell, and Ross Thompson. The members present were: Henry B. Munn, Robert F. Thompson, Hon. George Gray. J. Henley Smith, Hon. Joseph K. McGammon. John S. Blair. Hon. R. Wayne Parker, Capt. F. H. Mills, James M. Johnston, A. B. Kelly. Hon. Richmond Pearson. Henry E. Davis. Dr. E. A. Balloch. William E. Annin, William Barnum, Hon. Mahlon Pitney, Charles W. McFee, II. Bradley Davidson. Walter H. Acker, D. Percy Morgan, Fred. D. McKenney, J. Henry Gulick. .Henry C. Stewart. Jr., Fred erick Evans. Alexander Britton. "V ictor Kauffmann, George T. Dunlop, Charles A. McKenney, George C. Fraser. W. W. Fisk, John F. Wilkins. George Wr. V hit nev Ormsby McGammon. Clarence M. Johnson. R. P. McGrann, and Arthur F. CjissgIs. Much' of the credit for the success of the banquet is due to Henry C. Stewart, Jr., class of 1SS4, secretary and treas urer of the Alumni Society. 1U. WU LIKES EUCHRE. The Chinese Mlulter Took First Rrlze at a Recent Gunie. The Chinese minister has learned the fascinating game of euchre and likes it. A week or ten days ago he received an invitation to a progressive euchre par ty, and didn't know what it was. While lie likes to go out and see people and do things and is very eager to learn American habits and customs, there are so many attempts to impose upon him that naturally he has to be a little cau tious, and never having heard of pro gressive euchre, he took a friend into his confidence and asked for advice. The invitation came from one of the most delightful homes in Washington, at which Mr. and Mrs. Wu have been several times entertained. Therefore, the friend knew the place was all right, and explained to the minister the features ot the game. The latter be came much interested, sent to a book store for a manual and studied it with the greatest of attention all one day. Then he turned it over to his secreta ries, Mr. Chung, Mr. Tung. Mr. Chow, and Mr. Yang, and made them learn the game. Each day thereafter until the date of the party the minister played for an hour or two with his staff, so that he became quite profi cient and wen the first prize. He shows the same zeal in everything he undertakes, he asks as many ques tions as Ll Hung Chang, and by the time Tie returns to China will not only be thoroughly Americanized, but will know all that is worth knowing, and more, too, about the habits and prac tices of Yankees. A TALK ON HAWAII. Mr. Collins Addresses the Unity Club. A specialy interesting and pleasing feature of the bi-weekly meeting of the Unity Club, held last night at the St. James Hotel, was a vocal duet by Mr. Joseph Heleluhe and Hon. James K. Kaulia, of Honolulu. The former of these gentlemen is secretary and agent of ex-Queen Liliuokalani, and the lat ter is president of the "Hawaiian Pa triotic League. Last evening they wen the guests of Mxs. Waleott. the wife of Capt. W. H. Waleott, U. S. A., who accompanied them to the meeting. The meeting was attended by a very large audience, which heard a talk on "Hawaii: Its Craters and Volcanoes," by Kev. Varnum T. Collins, who spent many years on the island. The others who contributed to the entertainment of the guests were Mr. Marselle. Mrs. Dora T. Voorhis, Miss Oorine Hay, Miss Widdon, Miss Crosswell, Mrs. Croxton, Mr. Speidell, Miss Holt, and Miss Claw. A COWBOY ARRESTED HKRE. Policeman Johnson Refuses to Let mm Shoot Off His Button. Harry Fox. eighteen years old, who claims to be a Texas cowboy, and says he has killed three Mexicans and an In dian in different fights upon the plains, was arrested last night by Policeman Johnson, charge!! with carrying con cealed weapons. HarrJ-, arayed in a wide-spreading sombrero nnd a huge cartridge belt, was entertaining a crowd of "tender feet" with his wild tales of adventure and bloodshed, when Policeman John son passed along Ninth street and be came an interested listener. Finallv Harry pulled his big six"-shooter and Have You Seen tin Free Exhibition? If not, come before it is too late. There were a great many people who accepted our previous invita tion and visited our store to see the free exhibition, enough to keep the ladies busy all day long- giving" per- sonal demonstrations of those won derful preparations. The SEVEN SUTHERLAND SISTER! Hair Grower and Scalp Cleaner. The ladies in attendance, how ever, are accustomed to this, and saw that everyone was well taken care of. The most of these people said they were glad that they came: when they left they had learned a great deal worth learning. They had een something worth coming to see. Were you one of them? If not, we want to say right now. for 3'our benefit as well as for thost who failed to see our last an nouncemeut, that there are but t few days left for the tardy ones. The time of the exhibition is lim ited; there are many hundreds of people waiting elsewhere to see it. This is positively the last week here, and we know full well there are lots of people yet who want to see it and expect to see it, but are putting it off from day to day un til something happens that will prevent them from coming at all These people will probably nevei realize how much they have missed until their thinning locks and fal len hair leaves them with disfigur ing, humiliating baldness as a pen alty for their neglect, while thei more careful brothers and sisters will have profited by the informa tion gained at this exhibition and can glory in a wealth of beautiful, luxuriant hair. Don't put it off until tomorrow, come today. Why can't you spend a few minutes from your house work or business for your own benefit? You may never have the chance again. "Why not accept it now? Come by all means, and in future years you will thank us for the invitation. F. M. CHRISWELL, 1901-1903 Seventh St. N. W. Will 1)UV YOU the ben set ot Teeth inoner can buy. and all the necCvsarr ex t r a c t ini: free- Gold "rov ns and Unueewnrk. the aeni" or the dentist's art. So.00 a Wioth. OUK NEW METHOD or extract ing .oetli is absolutely painless, anil aly costs youRUc. To demonstrate tins fact we will continue extracting teeth FREE OF CH.VUGE every Saturday from 10 to it:. Washington Dental Parlors, N. E. Cor. Till and E Sts. N. W.. May Building, over A. &. P. Tea Store. Orrice hours--8 a. ro. to 5 p-m.; Sundays, 9 a. m. to - p. m 25c to 50c Ribbons, fiJIr KING'S PALACE ' 3U814 7th St 715 Market Space. A Mandolin Special. Just as a flyer ire re ollerins a Mandolin beautifully Inlaid with pearl a mandolin marked t.i3 for J6 00. Quid; H.F. DROOPS SONS, 925 Pa. Ave. Stein .vovs and other ieadinir Tianos. told the policeman that he could pick off ills brass buttons at forty paces. The policeman refused to become a tar get for Harry's sliarpshootinff and ar rested him I have given Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a fair test and consider it one of the very best remedies for croup that 1 have ever found. One dose has always been sufficient, although I use it freely. Any cold my children con tract yields very readily to this medi cine. I can conscientiously recom mend it for croup and colds in chil dren. George E. "Wolff. Clerk of the Circuit Court. Fernandina. Fla. Sold by Henry Evans. Wholesale and lie tall Druggist, 938 F street and Connec ticut avenue nnd S street northwest and 142S Maryland avenue northeast. TO CUKE A COr.D "IN" OJvE DAt Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. All druRKi't-srerutultlif- money ititrnilstocure. 25c The gt'u Ine Iim i- Q.oneucli tablet. fit)