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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1898. 5 Lansttunah & Bno. Tiis Srf, 2Sc. mm This excellent Underskirt, made of stiff linea mqrreen, ill rich Roman stripes; some thing entirely new, very styl ish and dressj-, cut full and wide finished with a deep Spanish flounce at the bot tom, made on a perfect-fitting yoke, with draw-string-. Lengths, 3S, 40 and 42. Special price, 98c. I 420,422,424, 426 7th St. N.W. ( Don't Wait Minute! Whenever you have a Furniture or Carpet need, don't lost a min ute's time wondering- if we will be willing to arrange the payments in a way that will be easy for you; we are always ready to do that, and You're WelGome To Credit! Ko notes . no intere.-U All Car pet made, laid and lined free; no -charge for -waste in matching figures. Let us show you our nw stock of Brass and Iron Bedsteads and Cribs. Liberally trimmed with bravs, and in the newest and neat est hapes. Grogan s MA3DI0TH CREDIT HOUSE, '817-819-821-823 7th St. Bern cen 11 and I. 25c to SOc Ribbons, lif KING'S PALACE - 812-SIi 7th SL 715 Market Space. Sanders & Stayman, Exclusive Agents for the "WEBEIt.IVERS . roNT). FISCHER. ESTET, LCDWIG & FRANKLIN. PIANOS. ESTEY ORGANS. 300,000 MADE AND SOLD. THE WONDERFUL AEOLIAN. SHEET MUi 1327 !' 51 C BOOK! Street N. . ETC. " PERCY' S. FOSTER. Manager. Baltimore Store 13 N. Charles st. 1M and $3J Skirts for . 95c We offer a lot of La dies Fine Dress Skirts. cousLstins of Striped Serge Novelty Cloth in the new and black Hk ured Brillianthic. worth fiom$i00toJX00a ; 95c. EISENMANN'S, SSSSSSSIt. In Trio fli-infract Wow in loom nJ inu xM,ul-i ""J lu mi" in All about electricity, either as a power or a light, is to write us a pos tal or telephone 1877, ask ing our representative to call on you. We supply current for light or power. 9 U. S. Ekctric Lizhtine Co.. f" 213 Wth St. N. W. -Plione. 187T. ;ESE5HHH5H5H5H575H5H5H A. Kindergarten Reception. The delegates to tne annual meeting of Vo.f International Kindergarten Union in Philadelphia have received an invitation from Mrs. Lucy Wheelock. of Boston, their president, to a reception by Mrs. Louise and-Miss Susan P. Pollock, at their residence, 142G Q street, which is to hike place February 21. Various excursions have been arranged. "DIAMOND" In Case, for $f.25. The distribution will positively be legun on Tuesday. Washington's birthday. Particulars in Sunday's Times. MRS.GORMAN'S RECEPTION The North Carolina Association Meets at-Confederate Ha!l. The Ctiluiubia'CoJU'Se BoM'TJhnce Many "Dinner, ;5lven -A Iteception at the Vurnum. Mrs. Gorman, Wife of Senator Gorman, held one of the largest receptions of the "winter yesterday from 4 to 7 o'clock. Fully nine hundred visitors called during the receiving' hours, the guests includ ing, almost the cntlro congressional cir cle, the judiciary and diplomatic bodies, and a large representation from resi dential families among whom Senator and Mrs. Gorman have many old and dear friends. The hostess, in a hand some toilet of black velvet and white lace, was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Ownigs, Mrs. Crowther, Mrs. Gambrill, Miss Morgan, and Miss Jones, who are house guests; Mrs. C. A. Swanson, Mrs. W. AV.- Dixon. Mrs. a Mills, Miss Mills, the blisses Morris, Miss l-.ee. Miss Hume and Miss Tulmag. The handsome Washington home of the family on K street was artistically dec orated with palm foliage and pink flow ers, the -color conception being carried out In magnificent Chatcnay roses, pink tulips, carnations and azaleas. The floail centerpiece of the table was a mass of white and purple lilacs rising from a plat of ferns and on either side were tall crystal vases filled with whltcjllocs and La France roses. -Throughout the even ing musical selections were rendered by the Madrid Club. The distinguished men and attractive maids and matrons who from that Intel lectual and social body the "North Caro lina State Association" held a reception and dance last night at Confederate Vet erans' Hall. The guests were received by the wives of the State's delegation in Congress, and the Introductions were made by Dr. Walter C Murphy, the pres ident of th association. The ladles in the receiving line were Mrs. Butler, wife of Senator Butler: Mrs. Vance, wlaow of Senator ATance; Mrs. Walter C. Murphy. Mrs. W. F. Strowd, Mrs. Linney. Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Hurry Skinner, Mrs. Pritch ard. Mrs. J. H. Bell, Mrs. Ellsworth, Miss Jennie Haywood, iliss Edna Bishop, Miss Johanna Anderson, Miss Willie Bum srardner. Miss Lucy Young and many other wives and daughters of the old North -State. At the close of the reception Dr. Mur phy announced the toasts of the evening, which were responded to by Representa tives Martin, Skinner, Linney, Strowd and Fowler; Drs. Battle. Bishop and Weeks, and Messrs. Llovd, Hvams and Bell. Among the sentiments of the evening were: "The Old North State," responded to Hon. Charles II. Martin, of the Sixth district; "Praise," Hon. Romulus Z. Lin ney, Eighth district; "The North Caro lina Society." Hon. J. B. Lloyd: "North Carolina Folk-lore," Dv. Stephen D. Weeks; "The Medical Profession," Dr. Francis B. Bishop; "Our Honored Dead," Hon. Harry Skinner, First district; "The Ladies," Gen. W. R. Cox; ."The Closo of the Nineteenth Century." Mr. J. H. Bell. An attractive incident of the evening, and one that appealed to the patriotic" sentiment of all present, was the singing or "The Old North State" by the ladies in chorus. Another pleasant feature was an oyster supper that was made doubly enjoyable from the fact that the bivalves had been shipped from North Carolina by Dr. Elisha Porter, president of the North Carolina Piscatorial Association. At the eloe of the toasts and songs the hall was cleared for dancing. The Chilean minister and Madame Gana entertained at dinner for young people last night in honor of Miss Lillian Pauucefote. The guests invited to meet her were Miss McMillan. Miss Sartoria, Miss "Ward. Miss Bates. Miss Ilorstman. Miss de Mendonca, Miss Gana. Mr. del Viso, charge d'affaires of the Argentine legation; Mr. von Bruenlng, of the Ger man embassy; Barpn Riedl. of the Aus trian legation; Mr. John Story. Mr. Ga lorza. of the Spanish legation; Mr. East man, of the Chilean legation, and Mr. Alfred Gana. The delegates to the woman's suffrage convention, now in session in the city, were received by President McKinley at a card reception at the Executive Man sion at S o'clock yesterday afternoon. Miss Susan B. Anthony and Mrs. Harriet Beeeher Hooker stood In line with the President and the presentations were made by Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton. Mrs. Hicks and Miss Hicks, the wife and daughter of Representative Hicks, of Pennsylvania: Mrs. Sidney Mudd, wife of the Marvland Representative, and Mrs. Broussard. wife of the Representative from Louisiana, held a largo reception vesterday afternoon at Willard's. The callers included those prominent in official circles. Mrs. William II. Daw and Miss Flora Cluss gave a Z o'clock tea at their beau tiful residence on H street northwest Wednesday. February 1G. assisted by Mrs. J. G. Harvey, Mrs. D. P. Morgan. Mrs. George W. Smith, Illinois; Miss Grace Loud, California; Miss Creighton and Miss-Emma Baker. The tea room wa- decorated in pink,, and an orchestra play cd in the balconyall the afternoon. The wives and daughters of the Con gressional circle who are staying at the Varnum entertained at a tea yesterday afternoon from 3 to C o'clock. The ladies of the receiving group were Mrs. Ball, Mrs. De Armond, Mrs. "Robb, Mrs. Day ton, Mrs: Cox. Mrs. Little, Mrs. Dovener. Mrs. Sulloway, Mrs. Sims. Miss Sims and Miss Cox. The ladies assisting them were Mrs. Castle and Mrs. Brumm. In the evening the young men Of the hotvl gave a dance under the direction of Mr. li. D. Garnelt, of Virginia. Senator and Mrs. Hale entertained at dinner last night in honor of the Vict President and Mrs. Hobart. Mrs. Madison A. Ballinger will be as sisted at her tea on next Monday by Mrs. Adlal Stevenson, president general of the D. A. R,; Madam Shen, wife of the first secretary of the Chinese lega tion; Miss Elizabeth Bryant Johnston, historian general, D. A. R.: Mrs. Thomas Anderson, and the ladles of the Manor House Chapter, D. A. R. A card reception will be given by the Woman's National Press Association to the members of the International Con gress of Press Women tonight at 8:30 o'clock at Strathmore Arms, 1101 IC street northwest. The Brazilian Minister and Mme. de Mendonca entertained at dinner last night the Chinese Minister and Mme. Wu, Sir. and Mrs. Henderson, Senor and Mme. Renglfs. Mr. de Wollant, Mr. and Mrs. Adam, Mr. Thiebaut, Senor and Mme. Infante, Miss Cropper, Mr. and Mrs. Oli veira Lima. Sir. Morelos, Mrs. MacBeau, and Miss Valcntlna de Mendonca. Miss Bessie Baker v.ill give a breakfast Monday evening at the Country Club. f,- X T3i.rvli rrt c?i: T....l -Ml I receive this afternoon from 3 to 7 at 173C I K street northwest. The Saturday Evening Assembly will stive its next dance at Can-oil Institute Hall on the evening of tho 26th instant, instead of to-night, which is their ac customed assembly evening. Mrs. Hanna, wife of Senator Hanna, was the guest of honor at a breakfast yesterday morning given by Mrs. Eouls Belrose, of Dnpont circle. The ladles in vited to meet her were Mrs. X. S. Lin coln, Mrs, Fitz Shepard, Mrs. Warner Bailey, Mrs. George Lothrop Braaley, Mrs. George Westinghouse, Mrs. Frank Moss, Mrs. Frank Loring, Mrs. AV H. Browne, Mrs. Willard Bronson and Mrs. Reyburn. Mrs.' Jerome Xen Eyck'w'H receive this afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock. With her will be Mrs. Manning, of New York;, Miss Merrill, of Maine, and other friends. f ' g -- , Mrs. Longstreef, wife of Gen. Long street, will be 'at home for the ,last 'time this scnsoir-at 1217 New Hampshire ave nue. The Columbia College boys were' the hosts" last nlcfit at a dance which they gave at the new Hotel Majestic,, and which was in every way a delightful af fair. The ballroom was set with palms and with their tropical foliage was min gled the college colors of blue and yel low, together with pink and lavender pennons of the Phi Kappa Psi, the black, white and blue of the Thcta Delta Chi and tho blue and gold of the Sigma Chi fraternities. The committee on dancing consisted of the following members, who left noth ing undone that could contribute to the pleasure of their guests: Mr. G. Car roll Hoover, chairman, 9S; T. Clarke, '9S; W. S. Manning. '99; E. IC. Cutter, '99; L. Maynnrd. 1900: M. AV. Llndsey, 1900: H. C. Cohurn, 1900; J. Sherman, jr., '0t; J. B. Ecker, '01: G. M. Farrls. '01. A few among the dancers present were Miss Guelma Baker, a niece of Miss Su san B. Anthony, who is here with her aunt to attend the suffrage convention; Miss Skerrltt, Miss Helen Johnson, Miss Anderson, Miss Hinman, MIhs Sherman, Miss Lindsey, Miss Camp. Mr. William Mitchell. Mr, C. G. Storm and Mr. R. Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Legare Mahon. af ter a pleasant three weeks' trip lo Palm Beach. Fla.. have returned to 1G02 Six teenth street, where they will be glad to see Jhelr friends. THE AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE A Fnvornule Recommendation of Its Hill "By tile CoimiiKsloiiers. The Commissioners yesterday after noon made, a favorable recommendation upon the House of Representatives bill to authorize the Automatic Telephone Ex change Company to construct, operate, and maintain a telephone exchange in the District of Columbia, Commissioner Wight addressed the following commu nication to the board with regard to the matter: "I have examined the accompanying bill, have made personal inouiries re garding the company, from those living in communities where the automatic tel ephone is in use: am informed that the company is abundantly strong financial ly, and recognizing the value of compe tition in all branches of business, and fully satisfied that the existence of such a comnanv would be acceptable to many persons In the community, inasmuch as It will provide good telephone facilities at a moderate cost, on account of the absence of the expensive central, providing, as It does, instantaneous communication be tween one instrument and another, through the switchboard contained In each instrument. 1 recommend that the bill be reported back to Congress favor ably." Upon receipt of this letter Commission ers Ross and Black signified their con sent to a favorable report. CONSUL DICKEY'S REPORT. An luterotluK Account of United States Products in Pirti. Consul Dickey writes from Callao. Pe ru, "under date of January 12, 1S9S. an interesting report on the ImportaCpn of the principal United States products Into that country. The consul writes that rellneu ietro leiim, lumber, . railroad mtl'S. machinery fagricultural and mining), lubricating oil, lard, Florida water, paints, rope, tur pentine, glassware, rosin, grease, tools, sewing machines, and a few bicycles con stitute the principal exports of the Unit ed States to Peru. Mr. Dickey further writes that the to tal imports of Chilean wheat into Peru during the year 1S97 amounted to 49.S34, 213 pounds, showing that Chile supplies the Peruvian markets with wheat and Hour. The consul thinks that the first thing to be done by the United States to gain the trade of Peru and of other countries on the Pacific coast of South and Central America is to establish a fast line of steamers from San Francisco. This, combined with the present lines plying between New York and the west coast of South America, would greatly help the United States in regaining the vast trade that she once had with this coast. New Bureau Created iu Belgium. "A new bureau has been created in the department of Industry and work for the Belgian government for the purpose of securing full and reliable information as concerns Belgian industries," writes Consul Roosevelt. This bureau has been established par ticularly for the benefit of foreign and native industrials desiring information as to kinds of manufactures, prices and lo cality. Railway Enterprise In Juunu. Consul General John F. Gowey trans mits a report to the State Department on the progress of railway enterprises in Japan during the year 1S97. He states that the growth has been phenomenal, particularly in latter years, so that the total mileage now reaches, in round num bers, 3,000 miles. Cupid's Lasso. Its the way of the world. Cu pid discov ers a man 'and a maid putting their heads together in a confidential way. The little frontiersman throws his lasso over them and there you are: two peo--nle are made -more or less happy for life. If shi a bright, healthv. cheerful wife they will be more and more happy as the years go on. n sue is weat and ailing and incapable there won't be much happiness for either of them. A woman, makes a grave mistake who enters upon the obligations and trials of married life handicapped by physical weakness or disease. It is her duty to be in the best possible condition to support the duties of wifehood and motherhood. If every young woman who knows of or suspects any unhealthy condition in her physical make-up would seek competent professioual advice she would save herself much, future mortification and misery. Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief consulting physician of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute of Bufialo, N. "E, gladly answers confiden tial correspondence from women free of charge and gives careful fatherly and pro fessional advice, to suit the iudividual case. He has, for thirty years been recognized as among the most eminent of living spc-' cialists in the treatment of diseases pecul iar to women. His "Favorite Prescrip tion " is the only proprietary'remedyin the world designed by an authorized, educated physician specifically to cure female troub les. His great thousand-page illustrated book the "Common Sense Medical Ad viser" will he sent free for 21 one-cent stamps to pay the cost of mailing only. For 31 stamps a heavier clotk covered copy will "be, sent. Barbara A. Mudd. of Indiaucreek. Monroe Co Mo., writes: "lam very thankful lor-what Drl Pierce's Favorite Prescription did for me. I was all broken down from nervous prostration, " but siucc taking your medicine I have had more relief tliau from all the doctors. Your ' Favorite Prescription ' did me a world of good." The quick, constipation -cure Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. Never gripe. Accept no substitute or imitation. V r3K-TN '3SwV V " n Hecht's special advertisement for Saturday Less! than half for suits. Just think, men we're giving you the choice of any of our finest made suits which sold for $10, $12 and $14 up to this time and there arc n'o, better garments made -for 1! r live dollars It's the final reduction of the season and the greatest." Kb man iu need of a suit should neglect the opportunity the sale offers. Ilecht-made garments at such a ridiculous figure ought to prove fairly irresistible. And you've the'privilege of easy-payments without a-penny's extra cost. Boys' clothing never brought so umE As now. And it's the same state of affairs iu the wholesale market. During the past week we've bought several lots of suits and top coats and they go today. We didn't pay much, and that's why you get them for so little. Privilege of easy payments if you wish. $1.49 for suits $5.00 values A really remarkable, offering a lot of navy blue and fancy mixed all wool reefer suits some trimmed with wide Hercules braid all tastefully braid trimmed suits which sold up to ?3 go at ?1.13. Biggest value of your life. ft s QQ fr hoys' top coats pOlsO values up to 310.00. Choice .of a lot of boys' tan covert top coats; in sizes 5 to 10 years lined with silk serge, with satin-lined sleeves real 510 values for 5C.93. Long pants suits, $12 values, for $5.50. No offering ever made before can compare with this one of young men's finest English check cassimere and plain black and blue cheviot long pants suits the very best tailored and best trimmed garments in thestore which sold for ?12 at 55.W. The patterns are those found in men's suits. The tre mendous reduction is made to clear out the surplus HECHT & COMPANY, 515 Seventh St. THE DAUGHTERS OF '76 Delegates fo the Seventh Continen tal Congress Arriving. The Vromtiiuftt Candidate for tile Presidency uiiu) Their Chi linn. - -A Lively Klection 1 reunited. Delegates are arriving on every Incom ing train for the Seventh Continental Congress, of the Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, ' wftlch meets at the Grand Opera IJouse In this city next week, and already the headquarters of the society In the Doam'and Trust building at the corner of "Ninth and P streers northwest have been A'IsIted by so many delegates that the coming congress bids fair to be the largest In the history of the association. Mrs. Estes G. Rathbone, of Ohio, as the result of her energetic work during Uie past year, brings the largest delegation ever brought to a Daughters convenUon. She Is well known In Washington and will be remembered for her charitable work here when her husband was the Fo'urth Assistant Postmaster General. The Congress promises to be interest ing and lively, on account of the great three-cornered contest for the presiden cy, which will be decided next Wednes day. The National Woman's candidate will be Mrs. Daniel Manning, wife of the ex-Secretary of the Treasury. It is be lieved that the chances are in favor of Mrs. Manning. Mrs. Donald McLean, of New York. Is a strong candidate. Mrs. McLean has been presented with a silver crown by her adherents, to be worn In the event of her election. The crown was made by Tiffany, and is said to he an extremely handsome affair. The third candidate is Mrs. A. G. Brockett, of this city. Mrs. Hatch, the present treasurer; general. Is a candidate for re-election. The following committees have been announced, in addition to those printed in The Times last Sunday morning: Administration Committee Mrs. A. G. Brackett, chairman; P. W. DIcklns, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Stakeley. Mrs. K. K. Hen ry, Miss Virginla,MilIer. Nntional Universal Committee Mrs. El len Walworth, chairman. New York; Mrs. Stanford, California; Mrs. Burrows, Dis trict of Columbia; Mrs. Roberts, Penn sylvania; Miss Amelia Knight, Rhode Is land. Meadow Green Farm committee: Mrs. P. W. DIckins. chairman. District of Co lumbia; Mrs. Forsyth. New York; Miss Johnston, District of, Columbia. Committee to select founder's medals: Mrs. Lindsay, chairman, Kentucky; Mrs. K. K. Henry, Mrs. Mary Foote Thomas, Mrs. White and Miss "Virginia Miller. Committee to co-operate with the Sons of the American Revolution, etc: Mrs. Avery, Ohio, chairman; Mrs. Rathbone, Ohio; Mrs. Jackson. Maryland: Mrs. Hullj Iowa; Mrs. Alger, Michigan, Mrs. Shields, Missouri; Mrs. Thurston. Nebraska; Mrs; Boynton, District of Columbia; Mrs. White, Maine; Mrs. Brown, Masaachu setts. Committee on prison ship lists: Mrs. Avery, Ohio, chairman; Mrs. Hill, Con necticut; Mrs. Burrows. Michigan; Mrs. White. Brooklyn.-. Mrs. Newport, Min nesota; Mrs. Slocum, Colorado: Mrs. Draper, District of Columbia; Mrs. Fitz William. Illinois: Mrs. Foster, Indiana; Mrs. DePew, New York. Committee to prevent desecration of na tional flag Mrs. AValter Kempster, chair man; Mrs. James E.i Jenkins. Mrs. Henry C. Payne. Mrs. John II. Pratt, Mrs. Ritchie and Mrs, Powell. Committee to memorialize Congress about the census of 1790 Mrs. Prince, chairman; Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Burrows. Mrs. Hull and Mrs-iLlndsay. Insignia committee Mrs. Burrows, chaiman; Mrs. Mary S. Lo'ckwood. Miss Johnston, Mrs. Jlateher and Mrs. Stake- ly. The following congressional commit tees have been appointed: Credentials and badge committee Mrs. Hatch; chairman; Mrs. Brockett, Mrs. Hatcher. Mrs. Taplln, and Miss Johnston. Program committee Mrs. Daniel Man ning, chairman; Mrs. Dickens, Mrs. Thurston, ilrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Kinney, and -Mrs. Washington. Hotel and railroad committee Mrs. Henry, chairman; Mrs. Howard, and Mrs. Hatcher. Music and decoration committee Missi Miller, chairman; Mrs. Stakeley, and Mrs. Seymour. House "committee Mrs. Avery, chairman-. Mrs. Jewett. Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Hatcher, Mrs. FItzwIlliams, Mrs. Wash-, ington, and Mrs. Taplln. Press committee Mrs. Johnston", chair man: Mrs. Main, Mrs. Darwin, and Mrs. Hill. Committee on uniform form of condo lenceMrs. F. W. Dickins. chairman; Miss Virginia Miller, and Mrs. Albert D. Brockett. for bovs' suits $8.oo values. Lot of boys' sailor blouse suits: some black, with red braid and black braid: some red ones trimmed with black braid; collars trimmed with wide Hercules braid. Your choice of the lot and not any ot them sold for less than $r,nnd many not less than $8 for $2.0S. d j gs for youths' top coats pmOU ro. oo values. Choice of a lot of youths' H to ID year top coats, of tan covert silk serge lined body and satin-lined sleeves $12 values for ?T.50. GEORGETOWN 'VARSITVX'ONCKRT Unusually Attractive Program To night for the benefit of the A. C The Georgetown 'Varsity Glee, Banjo and Mundolin Clubs will give a concert j this evening in Guston Hall in the college building. The preparations for the affair I indicate that it will be one of the most plesiNing and attractive concerts ever given In the famous hall, and as this is for- the benefit of the Athletic Associa tion, both the program and the object ought to draw out a ''stantllng-room-only" audiences The 'Varsity music clubs will be as sisted by some of the best-known local talent, and among these are: E. L. Gan non, baritone solo; E. J. Walsh, recita tion; George O'Connor, popular songs: Joseph J. Miller, banjo; Sol. Minster, violin solo; J. Crosby, tenor, and I. Fahnestoek. llute solo. Others who will appear are Joseph O'Shea. prize elocu tionist, '97, and Master Hall Lusk In songs. K. A committee comprising some or the best-known college boys will see to the comfort and seating of the audience. THK UHIDGE OVER ROCK CREEK. The Commissioners ExpreHS Their Views on the Subject. The Commissioners yesterday addressed a communication to Senator McMillan, chairman of the Senate District Commit tee, stating that they were heartily in favor of the amendment to the District appropriation bill providing for the ap propriation of ST.0,000 toward the construc tion of a steel bridge with stone founda tions over Rock creek on the line of Massachusetts avenue extended. The Commissioners express the opinion that masonry Ispreferable to steel, how ever. A Treat for Ivy College Pupils. The friends of the pupils of Ivy Busi ness College were given a treat last night in the nature of a musical and literary entertalnment by excellent local talent. The programme rendered included the fol lowing: Solo. Miss Annette Baker, with violin obligato by Mr. Eschelman; reci tation. Miss Clara Leland Clum; har monica and guitar. Mr. Maslin Chunn, Mr. Howard Wright: recitation. Prof. Fred. R. Hoadley; guitar solo, selected. Prof. John O. Russell; recitation. Mrs. Emily F. Hort; cornet solo. Mr. R. S. Wolfe; selections. Montrose Mandolin Club, Mr. Jesse Velhmeyer, Mr. Henry Madert, Mr. George J. Weber, Mr. C. C. Crosby, and Mr. J. Becker; recitation, Mrs. M. A. Naylor: sihging. Mr. George Powell, Mr. Clarence Ashford, Mr. Ross James, and Mr. J. Hudson; recitation. Mr. George J. Weber; selections. LeDroit Quartett. Mr William Bax ter, Mr. -William Schorr, Mr. Thomas Moore, and Mr. Jesse A'elhmeyer; recitations. Mr. Peyton B. Fletcher. Mr. Layton Burdette. Miss Emily F. Sauter; selections, Montrose Mandolin Club. Sue an Insiirnnce Company. Hannah M. Peacock entered suit against the National Capital Life Insurance Com pany to recover the sum of $1,000 with in terest. The plaintiff avers that her hus band, John M. Peacock, took out an orig inal policy with the People's Mutual In surance Company, and that the policy was afterward transferred to the defend ant company. Her husband died on Feb ruary 19, 1S97, since which time she has vainly been endeavoring to collect the money. She says that she has submitted all necessary proofs of her husband's death, and that there is no good or valid reason why the monej should not be paid to her. Ilcuricli'sl Yes; lleuricli's herr N always pure and whole-some 'Phone Arlington Uottiinic't'o. for a caM of .Macrzcn, Senate or linger. E $2.98 Uhe Columbia TTfedical Company INCORPORATED, 1224 F STREET N. V.f WASHINGTON, D. C, ' For the Scientific Treatment and Cure of TfervouSj TTfental and Special Diseases Chronic Skin and Blood Diseases All Diseases of a Special Nature Privately, Safely, and Permanently' Cured. VAPTPOPPT F Positively Cured by a New and Never-failinsr Method v viwoci .1 . and a Guarantee GWin !n Every CaSt. Treated. OUR MCTHOI) STANDS UNKlVAniOD iu so far that the cure- we effect tire THO 'COUGH ASM PRRSrANBXT. Office Hours: 10 (o i. Sunday, 10 to 2. Wednesday mid 5-aturday evening, C to Consultation Free and Invited. 3rxiTTiriirncxxxi!KwHSfittiraxCTErcrxTxirrrarrrxTiirrTir Regular & & Shoe Tlijs unusually active business during our "Midwinter Closing-out Sale," is the best evidence of what our Shoes and their present low prices are being thought of. . Still there are thousands who do not appreciate what golden opportunities they are missing- by not coming here. This is not a clearing out of Odds and Ends or undesira ble Shces'( for we have none); but we are closing out fresh, up-to-date, guaranteed Footwear in many cases at even less than the3r can be made for today. AYe are determined to be gin the Spring Season with entirely new Shoes, and shall not let money-losses stand in our way to gain our point. Here aie more specimen prices for today: (OS A Child rens Girls' and boys" $1 grade. Solid double or single sole, Dongola patent tipped. And satin calf, heeled Or spring-heel shoes. CLOSING PRICE ... A OS OS as A A A A A A A A A A A A Boys' $1.5) Casco Calf Shoes, With stout oak-leather soles. Heels and stiffenings, Sizes. 2 1-2 to C. CLOSING PRICE ..B9G L50 J5C Our popular "Monument'' Stout black vicl kid. Double sole, kid tipped, Button; sizes, 8 to 10 1-2 CLOSING PRICE Ladi les Good quality black cloth Overgaiters, cloth straps. CLOSING PRICE .12, C styles $1.3) and 2 grade Black and Chocolare Kid; .119 Up-to-date; lace or button CLOSING PRICE Genuine Black Vici Kid; J1.73 to S2.M qualities: Iaced and Button; CLOSING PRICE S1.3J 10 nobby styles of $i5o Hand-t.ewed-finlsh Kid Dress Boots also those S3..7) Scotch Cloth Top Tan-foxed Cycle Boots; CLOSING PitlCE A A A A A A A A A A A A A A J1.I7 Elegant hand-sewed welt LM drill or calf lined Tan and black willow and 12.37 Box Calf and Kid Boots CLOSEXG PRTCE.. Wm Hahn & Cos RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES, 930-932 Seventh Street 1914 and 1916 Pennsylvania Ave. 233 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. GRIEF OYER HER DEATH Sorrow Expressed Because of 3Iiss Willard's Dissolution. The Funeral -Service Will Take 1'Inee on Siuiduy and Iluriul Will He in Evniihtoii . New York. Feb. IS. The body of Miss Frances E. Willard, who died early this morning, lies at the home of her niece, Mrs. W. W. Baldwin. ST. Clinton place, who is her nearest relative in this city. The officers of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union were busy all today at the Empire Hotel, where she died, re ceiving telegrams of sympathy and con dolence. The temperance organization of nearly every States sent its sympathy. Lady Henry Somerset, who takes Miss Willard's place as acting head of the world's W. C. T. U., cabled her deep sor row. Messages were also received from Mrs. Ballington Booth, of the American Vol unteers; Eva Booth-Tucker, of the Salva tion Army; Rev. Anna Shaw, for herself and Susan B. Anthony, as representa tives of the fiftieth anniversary of the suffrage movement now being held at Washington; Mrs. Esther Ford, president of the Canadian W. C. T. U.: Rev. Dr. John Hall, and from Col. Fred Dow, son of Neal Dow. The funeral arrangements are in the 'fiands of the National W. C. T. L Simple funeral services will be held, at 2 o'clock on Sunday at the Broadway Tabernacle. Before next Thursday the body will be removed to Evanston. 111., and there on that day the chief public services and addresses will be given before the final interment. A sift of $1,000 was received today from an unknown friend for the woman's temple at Chicago, with the wish that it be accepted in memory ot Miss Willard. Indorse the Pure Food Bill. The Commissioners yesterday aftcr noon addressed the following recommen dation to the President: "The Commissioners of the District of Columbia have the honor to return here with, with request for favorable execu tive action. Senate bill No. 171, relating to the adulteration of foods and drugs in the District of Columbia, which was referred to them at your instance for information as to whether they were aware of any ob jection to its approval." All Effects of Abuses, Excesses, Improper Life, etc.,. which render Marriage Unhappy and Life Miserable, are Successfully Treated Upon the Latest SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES nnuunuua A A A A A Gold Mine FOR & & A Wearers in Sh oes Best $1.50 and ?2 Box Calf, Square toe, spring heel. Oak leather, double sole, ler, uouoie soie, iced shoes, ITM 4fJ SK.'.!.:. ilia Stylish laced viz Boys or Girl TODAY ON Boys" and Youths' $2 "Triple Wear." heeled. Lace Shoes, coin Or bulldog shapes. CLOSING PRICE S1.29 1 Dugan & Hudson's misses' "Daisy" kid dress boots, Laced or button, sold Everywhere at XLZ). CLOSING PRICp A 1.65 S S0 H ...S5 51.17 52.15 m ens. AH-wool Kersey 30c Men's Overgaiters. CLOSING PRICE .. Solid double sole Veal Calf tipped: Lace; ?1.50 worth wear: CLOSING PRICE Double-sole $3 Calf Hand-sewed "Newark" Toe; Laced Shoes; TODAY ONLY $3 Winter Russets; Double sole; extension Edge Laced Shoes; With English back stays; Several pretty colors; CLOSING PRICE Strictly hand-sewed $1 Double or triple-sole Enamel Vici Kid, Black" Or Tan Box Calf Shoes; CLOSING PRICE S2.B5 A A A ! "Where Stelnq-ay are sold.' A Grand Piano for $60 One EranI Grand Piarx, 7 octaves, walnut case, to go for ?0U. Tnat's only one of many similar barcatiN- Piano we have taken in exchange are put throoh a thorough overhauling, and , then sold at ridiculous price-. E. Fm Droop & Sons, 925 PENNA. AVE. Stelnway and Other Lejdin? 1'mimh. PROF. -ANDREWS'S I.KCTCRK. He Dlscuss's European Questions "Before the Hnpti.-t Tninn. The Bapfist Social Union held an inter esting meeting at the Calvary Baptist Church last night- Members were pres ent from the branches of the organiza tion in all the Baptist churches of the city, and, notwithstanding the cloudy weather, a large audience assembled. President Charles Wl Needham presided, and the foffowing program was carried out: Concert fantasia, Mr. B. Frank Ge best; prayer. Rev. Samuel H. Greene. D. D., pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church: Foresters song. Apollo Quartet Messrs. W. D. McFarland, Perry B. Turpln. Frank R. Reeslde and Bernard A. Ryan: introduction. Dr. B. L. Whitman, presi dent ot Columbian University: addros, "Impressions on Some of Europe's Great er Questions." E. Benjamin Andrews, D. D.. LL. D.. president of Brown Univer sity: serenade. Apollo Quartet: "Amer ica" by the audience. The officers of the union are: President. Mr. Charles W. Needham: vice presi dents, Mr. S. AV. Woodward. Dr. D. H Foster; secretary, Mr. Miles M. Shand; treasurer. Dr. George C. Samson; direct ors. Mr. J. J. Darlington, Dr. Otis T. Ma son, Mr. F. S. Deland. Dr. L. D. Lodge, Mr. Joseph B. Bailey, Mr. A. L. Swart wout Mr. F. A. Roderick. Dr. It. II. Gun nell: auditors. Mr. C. A. Muddiman. Mr. Percy S. Foster; ushers. Mr. J. M. Buz- i zcll, Mr. William Wade Everett. Mr. Eu gene G. Mason. Mr. Alhert A. demons, Mr. George E. Hebbard. Mr. J, R. Moth ershead, Mr. Raymond A. Pearson. Prof. Holme.s Concert. .A large-sized audience was present in the National Rifle.? Armory last night on the occasion of the first late winter con cert of the pupils of Prof. A. V. Holmes. The following excellent program was given: Selections from "The Serenade5" (Herbert). Mandolin and Guitar- Orches tra: boy soprano. Master Horace Laws: topical song, Mr. AV. H. Conleyr'soleetioiw from "The Wizard of the Nile" "Herbert, the Mudrids: contralto solo. "The Dying Rose" (Timison), Miss Blanche Mulr; recitation, '"the Minuet" 'Albertsonl. Miss Katherlne Garner: dialect song. Mr. Charles Miller; "The Darling's Dream" Yalse (AVbeat), Mandolin and Guitar Or chestra: comicalities. Mr. Sam Ireland: banjo solo, "The Jolly Darkies" (Brooke- and Denton), Prof. Stephen Clements; soprano solo (selected). Mrs. Kitty Thompson-Berry; comic song. Mr. George O'Connor; recitation. Miss Helen .Lack aye; selections, the Madrids. The Kiiinnclputkiu Meetlnir. The board of directors? of the Eman cipation Celebration and Historical Asso ciation of the District of Columbia met at their headquarters, COD F street north west, last night to arrange for the eman cipation celebration on April IS. In view of the fact that "V. C. Payne, the presi dent of the association, was not p'resent. VT. M. Matthews, the chairmun of the board of directors acted as president. Committees were nonointed as follows; On finance AV. II. Matthews. John Fl Johnson. Edward t". Cooper. Captr. U B. Simms. Capt. Alexander Hawkins. On general arrangements Capt. AV. B. Simms, T. n. Gibson, Lewis AVIlIis. TVr-. ry Crodis. Tilghmnn Dorsey. On milita ry Capt. A. Aclcwich. Capt. Tasao Thompsou, Lieut. AVilliam Ilerrin- Capu Alex. Oglesby, Capt. Benjamin Young, Alex. Hawkins was elected grand mar shal, with headquarters at Tu'elftll and R streets northwest.