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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
. -:
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.
Can Get
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
$25 Sideboards for $20
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.
ott'Oimoi'0o fin oi.
Between II and 1.
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-
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
feS-tf 4JH 9th St. X. W.
75c Ladies' Dark Wrappers 39C
EISENMANN'S, 3,323SS,at.
332 Pn. Ave. X. H
Ilnst-cluj service. Xlione, 1383.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 $200,000 for the
pay of jurors, witnesses and so on, in the
Federal courts.
Let its make your glasses fit
your nose. It costs nothing-.
See us about it.
MeAIIIstes" & Fest,
"1311" FS$
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
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.
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
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
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
After some little discussion, the icso
lutlon was passed.
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'
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
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-
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Collins Addresses the Unity
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.
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
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.
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
Orrice hours--8 a. ro. to 5 p-m.;
Sundays, 9 a. m. to - p. m
25c to 50c Ribbons, fiJIr
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.
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.
Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. All
druRKi't-srerutultlif- money ititrnilstocure.
25c The gt'u Ine Iim i- Q.oneucli tablet.

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