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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNErWlSfllNGlON. a ftTHUBSDAY, JULY 23, 1896.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
IkjKDAT, July 12. It was staled to-day that
owiuc to the fact that the amount of silver
dollars in the Treasury available for the re
demption of TrcaBury notes has become ro
fiuced to $10,659,582, and will be farther re
duced by redemption during the current
ontb, the coinage of ullvor dollars by the
mints will bo increased from $1,500,000 to
$3,000,006 per month Iroru the 1st of August,
feud will probably bo continued at that rato
in order that the Treasury may have a suffi
cient slock to redeem Treasury notes pre
sented in exchange for silver dollars. On
the lBt of March, 18D3, the Treasury held 29,
800,401 standard silver dollars forth redemp
tion of Treasury notes issued under the net
of July 14. 3S90. To-day the number of sil
ver dollars held by the Treasury for the re
demption of Treasury notes is about 10,659,
DS2. Sinco the 1st of March, 1693, the coin
bro of silver dollars has aggregated $11.9S3,
OoC. Qf this sum, however, $2,311,6. was
profit or seigniorage, which leaves $9,071,
379 for the redemption of Treasury notes.
The amount of Treasury notes redeemed in
silver dollars and canceled from Nov. 3, 1SD3,
to July 14, 189G. was $2S,402,25S.
&IOKDAY, JULY 13. The lepresentatives of the
United Slates and of Great Britain on tho
commission to adjust the claims of British
subjects for damages sustained thtough the
seizure of their vessels while sealing: iu Ber
ing Sea before tho adoption of the first modus
Tireudi wero selected. The treaty, ratified
ly tho last session of unsri'i-s. provides for
tho appointment of tw i-iiriiionerf, one
from Great Britain and the other from the
TJnited States. Tin- lintiiU Commissioner
will be the Hon. Griiii-.- l. Kn p, at preseni
one of the Justices o the Supreme Court of
Canada, whilu for tin Utim-d States the Com
missioner uiii be tu Hon. William L. Put
nam, Unitwl tftt' Judcu for the First Cir
cuit, in uppi'i New Kiit-'huid. Judge Putnam
was a mi'iiil'er of tin- International Coitions
Biou of li-Mi, which in collated the fisheries
convention during t-n'tsry Bayard's ad
ministration of the Nnio Department.
Tuesday. JULY 14. The silriu-e that has
pervaded the -Admiuiatration camp uce tho j
sciinn taken at Chicago was broken Uy state
ments Irom two nteniVers of the Cabinet -who
fiuiiiiunrc their dcturtnitmiiou to oppose tho
election of Bryan and Scwall. Secretary
Berbeit stilted that he had derided thatsuj
port to the nominees of the Chicago assein
dIhc x out of the question, and he believed
tbe lirkel should be d.fealed. lie will nork
sgainsi its flection, and believes that every
e und money juember of the Adminis
tration will do lil:eie. Secretary Olucy
elmt s:nterf to a friend that be would bnlUiiud
if nn Miimd inoiiev l).moeratie livket was
placed in the field it wotiW bo tne duty of j
the Ad mi nisi ration men either to vote Jor '
JIKinley or to refrain from casting their
ballots at all.
Wkdnkpo.vy. JULY 15. For the first time in
political history the Populists of the D. strict
oivanized. They adopted high-soundim:
re-solutions in favor of Bryan and Eva-ail.
and then elected these to represent thuui at
Bt. Louis: J. H. Turner, Carl Browue, Eev.
Aiuxaudcr Kent, aud JIcv. 31. S. Doyle. Tiic
alternates selected were M. J. Bishop. N. B.
Martin, Mr-. J. L. Monroe, and S. Ji. Ilyncs.
A jiermaj-vnt organization was r fleeted, Ji
M. Blaki ueliin unauiiuonsJj' elected I'xesi
dent and C. E. Phelps Seretaiy,
TlirHAV, 3UIT 10. The Agricultural De
partment issued a special liuliitiu in regard
to a trouldcsonie weed that will be of interest
to farmer. It is somewhat similar to the Kus
eiau thivllo in its destructive extcut, unless
immediate steps arc taken to cheek its fur
ther prores. Jts name is tumbling mustard.
It has become very obnoxious as & weed in
the Cai.adian northwest Provinces during
the past five years, and has recently buen
reported iu niuu different localities in the
United States. Its record in Canada and the
rapidity with which it has already fprend
liere actuated the Agricultmal Department
to isne -pcciHl warning. So far the weed
lias been confined to a small area in this
country. It is usually introduced in baled
lay, poorly-cleaned seed, stock cars, orsweep
ings irom train rata.
ffctiMV. Juj.y 37. The June statement of the
Uiirenu of Statistics shows the exportation of
domestic mere-hand ie during the mouth to
liave been $04,60X391, a :ani over June, J.9."i,
cf about $11,000,000. For the 12 mnutin the
pain over the fiscal year 195 was about
170.000,000. The imports ol merchandise
during June amounted to $50,159. 45. of
which $23,146,179 was free "of dutj The
gain on dutiable goods for the 12 mouths was
.!out $41,195,000. The excess of export
over aii impoits of merchandise during June
was $10.4rtf,J7, aud duriug the 12 mouths
$102.801.;3. The gold exports for Juuuivero
Jfi.UlS 0flf, and the imports $t99,323. For the
12 inon:ii tho gold expoHa aggregated $112,
StiO.lSB. and tlio imports S31.7S7.849. The
silver csjKirts dur.ng June amounted to
t4,317.77S. and tho wajiorts $1.20C.oVll. For
the year tlio silver exjiorts amounted to
$W).h(52,imn. and the imtwrts $13,130,011.
Eatukiiay. Jui.v 18. An important contribu
tion to the literature on the subject of the
Venezuelan boundary dispute was comrdotml !
and will be made public iu thin country, as
.oil as iu Great Britain. Tim addition con
ftisiH of an elaborate brief -drawn by Mr. Stnr
ror. a Boston lawyer of high repute, who
h been coniieuted witli Mr. Scruggs in the
capacity of eouneel for the Government of
Venezuela before the Boundary Commission.
The document is in anwrr to that portion
of tho Bnmh B ue Book which wan prolaced
by eminent counsel encaged by the Biittsh
Foremen Office to eummurize tho whole work.
It whs announced that Li Hung Chung,
tho famous Chinaman, has postponed Ins
vitil to this country until September next,
when ho will ho leecivod iu Washington
with all the honors that a democratic Go
cruuieiit en extend. 1A hail proposed com
ing, to Vashingion this month, and an ex
tended carrenpoudenco had been entered
upon between tho State Department and the
Chi nose embassy iu regard to his visit. The
l?ene f the President at Gray GableE,
however, necessitated a change of arrangement-,
inaamuch as JJ, did not wish to visit
this couutty unless he could bo specially
received by Mr. Cleveland.
CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS.
The first delivery of silver certificates of tho
ew design approved by the Secretary of the
Tieasury for the issoo of 1890 was made last
week by the Bureau of Engraving and Piinl
ing to tho Treasurer. The denomination was
die one dollar. It Is a very beautiful change
from tho old conventional hunk-note design.
Tbo design for tho face of this certificate is by
Will II. Low, who has taken for his subject
"History Instructing Youth." Itiscomposed
ef tho figuro of a female, and at her kido is a
youth to whom she is outlining the history of
the Nation; a bird's-eye Tien of the City of
Washington from Arlington Rights, abowlnc
the Pototnao Elver, tho Washington Jloj.tf
mant, the Capitol, and the new Congressional
Library building distinctly in thebsckgrouud.
On the right hand of this design is au open
book containing tho first clauses it the Consti
tution, The conditions of the Army are ranch bet
ter than they were oven 10 years ago," said a
veteran Army officer. "The batter el ass of
soldiers has made the service more Agreeable,
RUd there is a store congeuial relationship ex
isting betwees eficcru and men, altkeagh, of
eoBrae, there can never be absolute eomtmnp
llag of the comaxiseioned end enlisted htftiicbci.
Tho posts now have their libraries ; there is a
gymnasium at every station, where, also, there
is a recrcatiou-room and exchange. For the
soldier who remains in tho Army there is in
creasing pay with length of service, and, after
30 years, retirement on three-fourths pay and
allowances of clothing and food. Tho Army is
by no means the disreputable organization it
was once charged with' being. Jt is really
agreeable, and I should say preferable, in every
way, for a man who is doomed to manual labor
all his life, with nothing to show for it at tho
end and very little relaxation as ho goes along."
Tho button craze has struck Washington with
a thump. Everywhere you sco the button of
some order on the lapels of the coats of men,
and women arc frequently adorned. There was
a girl at l lie last Marino Band concert who for
unique-nets of decoration and impartiality of
sentiment quite outdid auytning else in town.
She wore a linen si.irt-waist, fas toned with six
buttons. The top button was a McKinley but
ton. Heed's cherubic face was displayed on the
second. Tho Tennessee centennial button,
one of tho prettiest of the 3ear, came next.
Then there was a bicycle button, a Free Cuba
button, and a Yale blue button at the bottom.
Everybody stared, of course, but wbero will
you find tho Summer girl who minds being
Visitors to Washington do not consider that
they have "done the town," if it is their first
visit, uutil they have climbed to the dome of
the Capitol. But it is seldom that anyone takes
the tiouMo to write of tho magnificent view.
Be v. Jlotaco Porter, the assistant of Lyman
Ahholt in Biooklyn. wrote home during a
recent visit, describing tho scene. Very pic
turesquely he wrote, too, but the best part of it
was where lie described the storm that came
up. lie says: 'A slight cloud was observable
in the southwestern hoi iron. Lingciiug a
little time to drink iu the fascinating scene, it
was soon evident that it was questionable
whether one could reach Kendall Green, my
destination, without cucouutcriug something
of a storm.
' ju ji moment more a wonderful scene bnrst
upon the "view, far over Arlington, beyond the
woodland?, in Virginia. It sccmid. as if a
gigantic battle derating just beyond the Vir
ginia shore?. Cloudsof rising dust seemed like
thcsniolconf tbelmltlvfields, the lightnincs iu
4 he depths f the storm were like the flash of a
huudrod cannon, the distant thunders like tho
battle Toar. Tlio scene was fascinatiug.
''Suddenly Arlington and all beyond were
totally hidden from view in the cloud of dust,
flying leaves and small branches torn from tho
trees. The storm seemed faiily to pluugo down
the placid Potomac. In the pathway of tho
htur.ro the liver seemed to turn- J3aek with race,
thru was iobt iu tho con fund mass of storm,
while on either Bide tho storm's path the river
was still calm, reflecting its tilvery light. u
another Instant the whole water front of the
cty Mas tho scene of some nwfnl attack. On
the right, as lliB eye followed down in the gen
eral direction -over Pennsylvania avenue, the
dust shot forth from the west iu a northerly
direction, while on the other side the itorni
pktli another enormous tusk of dust shot forth
In asourthcrly direction.
"The old dome keeperand two or three of ns
faced the awful fright as long us wo possibly
could, thou retreated bcfoio the blinding dust
to the doorway of the dome. Tiicrc wo held
our ground throughout the whole of the terrible
beetle. The dome seemed ttausformed into a
grout boHer room, the wind was as escaping
Mcm whisOing nlont our cars! The sticets
lx?Jow were the scene of the wildest confusion.
We could hear the crash of breaking trees and
hear the Aliouts of horsemen; then tiio drench
ing rainfall drove ns -within the dome. When
we descended we discovered how soiled were
our clothes, how thick-matted our hair and
how dim were our eyes from the cloud of dust
which bad been raised to tho lofty dome aud
probably far hichcr."
Washington w&e treated to an odd sight tho
other day. The CJiinrse bore are quick to take
up new things, especially those in tho big em
bassy buildings on Columbia llights. Whirling
down 14th street on a bicycle last week miht
have been aeon one of them, in a flowing robe
of exquisite biocadonnd a pair of the kind of
Idnnmers that C!ii..so have worn from limo
immemorial. Down his aristocratic back
trailed his aristocratic queue, and pulled down
liriuiy over bis eyes was guess what a
plebeian white canvas American yachting cap.
Speaking of the bicycle craze, it has been
a matter of frequent comment how many pub
Jicrnen ride in this city. It has been a much,
mooted question among some of tho colleagues
of Senator Jlill in the Senate how he keeps his
flesh down. Do is a man who is inclined to
take on fiesh, and he takes scarcely auy exor
ei60. Senator White, of California, said to him
not long ago:
' Senator Hill, how do yon keep your flesh
down; riding a bicycle, hey?"
Ko,"au6wercd the Senator gravely; "dodg
A Washington veteran, who has bocn down
iu "Dixio" lately looking over tho old battle
fiuidc, loid the Uosiip tho other day that the
Georgia "Ciaekor" still exists in the wild
Male. Jilo ran ncros ono who guided htm and
liib party on u little fiahing trip. They found
one of the prettiest creeks iu (icorgiatheio
arc a few there. They fished a b:t, and Utcti
they ' wont in swimn.ing;" As they camo out,
one of them suid to the "Cracker": "1 daresay
ou go swimming in this lovely creek quite
ofiou." The native looked vaguely dialrctSud.
Hot-book bin head slowly. "They is spots on
me," ho Said MiU-mnly, "as has never seen
Some of our Christian Endeavor friends saw
somu things that surprised them when they
came to Washington, aud not teldum their
comments wore amusing. OiiiipjieareL in tho
White Huum; during the big Convention. Shu
wait a plump little woman with check like a
harvest apple. Sue nore the silver C E. em
blem ou the hosm of her black alpaca drebs,
aud bhc was uiijuying Waahiugtou to tho ut
most. In the very middla of the gicnt E.tst
Boom she was fctandiug staring about her iu 1
silent delight. She looked at the gorgeous
ceiling, tho imposing walls, tho pnrtiuiK thu
witidowdrapejics, and at hud her a'lutiraiion
buret loilh iu words. "Laud ako!" Raid
she, "What an awlully big room to aWecp."
The champion nieaa taan appeared at tho
Capitol tho other day, and had some of what
be doubtless termed fnn. Hott, the "mean
man " is always well informed concerning his
surroundings, particularly such as can render
himself disagreeable to others, and the evil
genius who protects him is indofattgablo in
affording him opportunities for tho indulgence
of his inclinations. Thus it happonod that
when tho "mean man " entered Statuary Hall
helocatod himself close to ono of tho "tolo
phone" pillars. Almost immediately aftor
l ward two charmingly-gowned young women
entorod the hall and Blowly walked around
observing the statues, until they arrived at tho
" telephone " plHar opposito tho ono against
which tho "mean man " was carolessly leaning.
This was pie for him, and a wicked Btniio
worked its way about his mouth as bo placed
his head nearer tho telitalo pillar.
"For heaven's sako don't step on ray corn,"
ho beard tho brunetto suddenly romark with
energy. "It hurts me so now that I dou't
know what to do."
"Cut it off or stay home," growled tho
" mean man " to his pillar.
A smothered simultaneous scream camo from
the girls, but a hasty glanco about in search of
tho voice revealed no ono near, and gazing at
each other in profound astonishment they
"Well, I never I"
"Did you ever!"
Some amusing things used to ue done at tho
Headquarters of the Congressional Campaign
Committee. They are hard at work now send
ing out literature on tho money question. Tho
work of tho committee of this year will, by
reason of the simplification of the issuos, doubt
less bo frco from the laughable blunders that
almost invariably intrudo into campaigns.
Heretofore, so great a variety of contradictory
matter has been sent outthatit was notstrnugc
that occasionally some big package should bo
forwarded to a wrong destination. When the
Democratic party had two tariff wings, one
flopping for protection and tho other for free
trade or a tariff for revenue ouly, protection
speeches not freqnently went astray aud were
scattered over a district which was solid for a
low tariff, and tho mistake would not bo dis
covered uutil wondering and indignant con
stituents made a vigorous kick. Or free trade
speeches would find their way to a high tariff
districtand create a storm of iudiguation among
Usually, speeches arc seut in bulk to one ad
dress, and are there readdresscd to individuals,
often without examination of separate pack
ages. This once resulted in flooding the most
vital portion of tho district of a well-known
high tariff DemocraticBepresentativo with freo
trade arguments, which had been intended for
another district, and the voters were made so
angry that they supported tho Kepublican
candidate. A Southern Representative who is
yet iu Congress ordered a lot of matter to bo
dis-iributcd in this blind way in his free trade
district. A few days aftor tho delivery began
letters poured in on him demanding what iu
the name of all that was sulphurous ho meant
by flooding his district with rabid protection
speeches. His telegram to the committee,
which followed the discovery, is said to havo
melted tho wires.
Washington has always been a popular desti
nation for bridal couples on their wedding
tours, but of late it has threatened to de
generate into a matrimonial bureau conducted
on elopement lines. Never beforo havo thero
buen so many elopements which culminate in
marriage in Washington as within the last few
months, uud as a result anywhero from two to
half n dozou couples from distant points come
to Washington each day, get a license under
the loose marriago laws of tho District, aud aro
united for better or for worse mostly for tho
worse. Then, when they return to their
homes, after a sight-seeing tour of the city, all
is forgiven and the escapade forgotten.
"You havo so idea how many of theso
cocplcs come here in a week," said tho clerk
of one of the down-town hotels recently. " Wo
have ceased being surprised now whenever a
young couple enters and asks the way first to
the City Jlall, then to tho nearest minister.
Even the bell-boys have become so used to the
monotony of runaway marriages that they have
ceased uudging ono another when thero is a
suspicion of oraugo blossoms iu tho air. Wo
have frequently had tho coremdnies performed
in one of our parlors, and tho couples rarely try
to conceal their relations toward each other or
the circumstances leading up to their situation.
Usually tho would-bo groom comes around to
mo quietly and explains the whole situation.
Sometimes it is opposition on the part of her
parents, and sometimes a thousand other
reasons, but, at any rato. ho goes into the most
trivial details imaginable."
Moat of tho ministers of tho city dislike to
perform the marriago ceremonies, for fear they
may make some onion which tho couple would
afterward regret. There arc several ministers,
however, who make it a point always to per
form these ceremonies, since i hey consider that
after the first step of an elopement is made
there is no alternative before tlio couplo but a
speedy marriage. Sinco it is exceedingly diffi
cult to obtain a marriago licouse in tho State of
Virginia, on account of the great disUnco be
tween magistrates aud justices of tho peace,
and aleo on account of the strict laws of tho
State regarding a term of rcsidoiico, it is not
surprising that the couples should postpouo
tying the knot uutil this city is reached, where
a license may bo had for tho asking and tho
foe. Then, tho prospect of a trip to the Capi
tal is an argument that never tails to mako
the hesitating brido resolve to trust herself
with her lord and lover aud como on to Wash
ington. Thero is a prospect tho so-called Democratic
li&dMi:iilcrswill be established in this city, aud
in tho building so long occupied as Wormloy's
Hotel. This has been vacant lor many months.
Tho hostelry was once a famous one, and was
particularly affected by Eastern Itvpublicans
and by Abolitionists of tlio Senator Sumner
typo. .Mr. Worm ley was a bright mulatto, who
was successful as u caterer, and whs greatly
encouraged and patronized by tho Abolitionist a.
His establishment grow uutil it became a
hotel, and one of the leading ones in thooity
It was lorated at the southwest corner of Fif
teenth aud II tt reels, across the street from tho
Shoreham, and very convenient to the White
House, Tieasury, and' other important places.
j Wnrmley made a handsome fortune out of tho
buaiiiess, but when ho died his children wero
Beautifies and restores Gray
Hair to its original color and
vitality; prevents baldness;
cures Itching and dandruff.
A fine hair dressing.
Ji. P. Hall & Co., Props., Nashua, N. H.
Sold by all Druggists.
not Able to keep it tip, and the hotel was
closed. The extreme Sonthorn wing of the
party may not relish having headquarters in
a building owned by "niggors," and then again
they may. There is no tolling what tho men
masquerading as Democrats may or may not do.
Tho gold resorvo went bolow tho $90,000,000
mark last Monday for tho first time in many
months, and at tho closo of business tho actual
figuro was $39,761,336, a reduction of $3,70G,300
for the day. Of tho withdrawals $3,033,000 was
for export. The New York banks will givo
material aid to tho Government in this emer
gency temporarily at least. It is learned
authoritatively, $20,000,000 in gold will bo turn
ed into tho Sub'Trcasury in exchange for green
backs. This aid from tho New York bankers,
it is understood, comes voluntarily. Such a
deposit of gold will at once put tho reserve above
tho limitof $100,000,000, but how long It will re
main there is, of course, problematical. Treas
ury officials look upon tho present goldon drain
as entirely abnormal, and aro cunfldont that it
will not continue, at least so heavily. They
say that thero is nothing iu trado conditions to
warrant tho exports, adding that, although ex
change is almost a point abovo tho shipping
point in normal times, tho conditions are such
in their judgment as to rauko it unccrtuin
whether it can bo profitable at present.
Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury Curtis
says: "The largo drafts on American gold for
tourists' accounts aro now about at an end, and
as tho foreign demand for our farm products
usually increases from August on, wr"STiould
fool justified iu looking for a turn in tho move
ment of gold. An encouruging featuro of tho
situation is tho fact that the alarm among hold
ers of our securities at homo and a road becauso
of tho ftee silver agitation bin not communi
cated to largo investor.-. Ouly tho smaller
holders who aro remote from tho raonoy cen
ters, and therefore easily influenced by news
papor reports and political agitation, have
thrown over their securities, and tho profes
sioual bears havo boon helping these to mako
low prices for their property."
Tho following ruport has been given out by
tho Interior Department relative to the present
status of all pension claims. The report is
made after tho annual inspection of tho files of
tho Pension Bureau. Tho statement reads:
"Sinco July 1, 1893, the total numbor of
pension claims of all kinds and classes pending
before thu ollico has decreased 50,516. This
leaves the aggregate number now awaiting
action 4!Ki.0( I. Tho a-tnal numbor of claim
ants is, however, only 410.922.
"Tho difference in the figures is due to dupli
cation!! of cases in which a singlu claimant ap
plies for a pension nndor separate logal pro
visions, as, for instance, both under tho general
law and the famous "Juno 27, 1890," act.
While in many of theso cases tho claimant is
already receiving some form of a pension and is
applying for an'incrcase, thero aro 170,585 cases
of claimauts to whom no pension whatever bus
"Tho number on the pension rolls is steadily
decreasing, aud the forthcoming report of the
Commissioner of Pensions, which will be sub
mitted within six wcoks, will show the total
number of pensioners every whero to bo a littlo
ovor 970,000. a slight decline. Official esti
mates place the number of deaths of pension
ers during the fiscal yoar ju3t closed at about
CYCLES FOR SOLDIERS.
The soldiers in tlio Army aro to ho afforded
an opportunity to sepuro.bicycle3 at a favorahlo
rate. Gen. Miles has mado an arrangement with
a New England bicycle manufacturer by which,
good wheels aro to be sold to tho soldiers at a
reduction on terms of payment, which mako
tho acquisition of a machine- possible under tho
limited wages of tho enlisted man. This ar
rangement will be highly appreciated by tho
troopers, most of whdm afo enthusiasts for such
open air exercise. .
Already boiuo of tho cavalrymen at Fort
Mycr, the garrison tcar Vasbington, havo pur
chased bicycles and ride their wheels about tho
city. The wheels wiIKjocT uso in accustoming
thesoldicr8 to their uso iu actual service, should
tho time como when too Regular soldiers are to
bo mounted on bicycles, as has been proposed.
The bicyclo never had a stancher friend than
Gen. Miles. Ho believes firmly in the utility
of tho wheel, and expects to sco it in practical
general use in tho military service
ARMY AND NAVY.
According tonstatoment prepared by Chiof
Naval Constructor liichborn in regard to tho
stato of work on warships in process of construc
tion, tho Puritan is 93 per cent, completed, the
Brooklyn 87 per cont., the Helena, Wilmington,
aud Nashville 83 per cent., the battleship Iowa
CO por cent., torpedo boat No. 3 48 per cent.,
gunboats 11 and 12 45 por cent., gunboat No.
10 24 per cent., gunboats 14 and 15 20 per cent.,
gunboat 13 13 per cent., torpedo boat No. 4 44
per cent., torpedo boat No. 5 42 por cent., tor
pedo boat No. 8 12 per cent., and the submarine
torpedo boat 33 percent. The battleships Mas
sachusetts and Oregon aro reported to bo en
Secretary Herbert baa received tho report of
tho hoard composed of Ilrig.-Gen. Greoly, Chief
Signal Officer of tho Army, and Lieut. Com
mander Seaton Schroeder, of tho Navy, ap
pointed to prepare a system for harmonizing
differences in signaling tactics in U3o by tho
Army aud Navy. The board recommends tho
adoption of a signaling code slightly modified
from that now in uso in thu naval service Tho
suggested changes aro mainly iu phraseology,
aud aro mado iu the interest of clearness.
The United States practice steamer Bancroft,
used by the first aud second classes of tho Ca
det Engineers from Annapolip, is qnitc an in
teresting littlo vcssmI to her crew. This Sum
mer tho classes of '97 and '93 aro on board, and
arc making -a tour of all the principal Navy
yards and sliip-building plants on this coast.
Leaving Annapolis on tho 8lh of June, they
proceeded to Newport News and tho Norfolk
Navy-yard; from thero thoy went to Philadel
phia, and on July 1 for New York and Brook
lyn Navy-yard. Tlio life on board is no sine
cine, and much hard work is expected of the
Cadets. Tract ieal lessons as to soamanship are
givenwhich includes standing regular watches
iu tho engine-room, taking turn about at run
ning the engine aud at firing. This latter is no
child's play, hecausu when running under forced
draft tho furnaces need to bo continually
supplied with coal. Theoretical work nlso en
ters larcly into thoir routine, and thoy are
kept busy indicating tho onulues under various
conditions, aud solving ahstrtiso problems in
steam engineering. In spito of all thoir hard
work the Cadets havo a very enjoyable and in
teresting limo, and when September rolls
around uud they go on leave they rogalo their
sweethearts with wondrous tales of tho sea and
tell in whispers of frightful dangers escaped, of
fear ul storms, aud of horrid monsters that iu
fest the ocean. 1
VETERANS IN THE CITY.
Pev. W. (Alton, pastor of tho Grace Evan
gelical Church of 'Naporvillo, III. Comrade
Caton served in tho 14'2d Pa., and his father
was killed in tho battlo o'f Fredericksburg.
Six Mfiullin oT Klcctrical Journalism.
Tho Electrical Review has just completed its
28th volume, which contains snmo of the best
newspaper work ever done by a technical
journal. In addition to giving thoroughly
reliable news of tho progress of electrical work
in all its branches, the Electrical Jlfview has so
cured iu tho past six months n largo number
of unusually valimblonud ezalusive articles on
impoitaiit subjoctn. ' Jb-priutod thu first official
interview with Prnr,Jocutgcu, and tho only
interview with Prof, faalvoni, of tho Uuiversity
of Perugia, Italy, who mado somu vory inter
esting and remarkable discoveries ou tho
Thu lletirw was nlso'the first to givo an illus
trated descciptiuH of' tho now Wcstinghouac
Bahlwin electric locomotive, nnd obtained tlio
first ofliial Interview with Thos. A. Edison ou his
now fluorescent lamp. This interview was il
lustrated with a sketch of tho lamp mado by
Mr. Edison fur tho Iicrkio. Tho gruatosi honor
that this journal has attained is that it was se
lected exclusively by Nikola Tcsla for giving
to tho wrld thu remarkable scries of articles
written by him, describing his wonderful prog
ress iu X-ray photography aud in vacuum
The electrical field is rapidly broadening,
and thu class of people interested in its progress
is as rapidly widening; the progress made
from week to week is faithfully delineated for
their benefit in the Electrical Review, of New
Tho Queen of Denmark is a jolly lady of 73
Summers. Sho claims to bo grandmother to
most of Europo and aunt to tho rest.
It seems now tho general verdict of physi
cians that bicycling is helpful rather than in
jurious to women; that thero aro many
troublos, among which may bo mentioned
" norvos," that aro curod by a moderate
amount of tho oxcrciso. Heavy, up-hill work,
too much "scorching" and cxhaustingly long
rides aro to bo avoided, though.
Mrs. Nowly Eich (shopping In Paris) Show
us somo wraps imported, of course.
French Saleswoman Imported, Madamo?
From whore, s'il vous plait? New York Times.
A neat, pretty waist for fanciful waists aro
still fashionable is made of soft silk, shirred
at the throat into a velvet collar. Tho belt 13
of velvet, and the cuffs aro facod back with it.
The sleovo3 are mado the leg-o'-mutton shape,
although tho very ncwoat a'yles demand a puff
at tho shoulder and a long, close-fitting sleeve
for tho lower part. For a woman with very
thin arms, this lower sleeve must -bo wrinkled
like a mousquotairc glove. '
Anothor point to ho noticed in thi3 cut 13
tho length of tho girl. Tho cut is taken from
an English print, and is reproduced exactly.
In all the Loudon fashion-pictures the women
are exceedincly tall unnaturally so to our
American oye3. This may bo because tho av
orage English woman is really taller aud longer
waisted than tho averago American woman, or
becauso the fashion artists thero prefer to draw
tali models, or because the English ideal woman
is tall, whilo we rather prize her to bo of me
dium size. At any rate, tho English fashion
figures soem grotesquely gigantic.
It is said that straw hats that havo beconio
unduly yellowed and sunburnt may be bleached
by covering them with a thick paste mado of
lemon juice and snlphur. They must be sunned
for an hour or so, and then the sulphur must
be brushed off and the hat will bo bleached.
Wounder3tnnd that women now havo pockets
mado in their stockings a time-honored placo
for depositing valuables.
The Galignani, a Parisian paper, states that
tho latest fad in the United Statc3 later than
bicycles is mules, aud that Bar Harbor belles
drive jot-black or snow-white mule teams,
trapped out iu gay rcd-and-gold harnesses.
A Parisian note says that tho latest stylo for
a tailor suit is to have it of a dnrk-grcen and
bluo plaid, crossed with fine lines of a bright
color. This is made up with a rather narrow,
well-fitting skirt, short Bolero jackot, and
black silk waistcoat.
According to a Europoan scientist the sensi
tiveness to color not only varies in individuals
but with the degrees of civilization. He con
firms tho idea that has boon a long timo ru
mored, that tho old Greeks and Hebrews had
no knowledgo of bluo as a color. Mr. Glad
stone somo timo ago commented on tho fact
that both Homer aud Ezukiol were oblivious to
some of the, to us obvious, tints of tho rainbow.
However, there aro other sides to tho question.
The scholara who claim that those people never
distinguished blue from black or darkness or
shadows aro not anyway sure about tho matter.
It would seem that bluo as a simple, frequent
color would bo as easily recognized as red or
yellow. Tho early Greeks and Hebrews wero
people who wrought iu fiuo metals and stones,
who loved bright gems and who appreciated
tho earth aud skies about them. The sapphire
must havo looked bluo to them, they must have
seen that it was not tho same color ns ebony,
and tho skios aud flowers and birds were some
times blue. With their keen sense of other
di fie ron ccs iu tho world about them, it docs
seem as though thoy must havo noted this par
ticular color, in Exodus we find,
"Thou shalt mako tho tabernacle with ton
curtains of fine twined linen, and bluo aud
purplo and scarlet."
Wo aro told that their purple was crimson,
aud tho blue, purple.
Howevor, wo find in our own days that thero
are many pcoplo highly sensitive to tints and
shades of color aud others remarkably obtuse.
Somo women can mutch ribbons and silks a
thouBaud times better than others. Thero is
an anecdote concerning Turner, or Eeynolds, or
some other English artist.
A would-bo critic said to him:
"My dear sir, I can't see in nature all those
colors that you put iu your pictures."
"But, ray dear madam, don't yon wish yon
could," replied tho artist.
Undoubtedly thero aro somo colors in tho
spectrum that we- cannot sco, Hint generations,
to como shall porceivo cloarly, perhaps. There
aro certain sensitive, color-loving people who
find tiuts and hints of color that other people
cannot perceive, which is a reason why one
should deal gently with thu impressionist
painters. Thero may bo much truth in their
visions, only wo cannot yet distinguish tho
colorings that are so evident to them. Not
that all truo coloring lies in thoir misty, purple
paintings, but if thoy ho honest they may work
out somo truth in their visions.
LETTERS FHOM AN AMKKICAN GIKL IN OBE-
Our last evening in Berlin we wont to what
thy call a " Winter garteu," which is liko the
musio halls iu Loudon, as nearly as I can
guess an enormous building all set round
with tables as well as chairs, and with great
crowds eating and drinking everywhere, nil the
time. Wu paid a mark (about a quarter) for
admission, aud it was a performance that lasted
four or fivu hours. We saw all sorts of athletic
performances by girls iu pink and white and
violet dancing clothes. We saw tho skirt
dances, and, best of all, thero was ono girl
who had Lola Fuller dances a Turkish
Beauty, Sun, Moon and Stars, Silver Butter-
When Baby was sick, wo gavo her Castorla.
When sho was a Child, she cried for Castorla.
When she becama Miss, she clung to Castorla.
When she had Children, sho gave them Castoruu
fly and lastly she whirled her skirts into the
petals of a srent water-lily. We saw an expert
bicyclist do everything, 011 one or two wheels,
with or without tlio usual attachments of
handlc-b.'irs, saddle, and such. Thero was a
voiitriloqnlst, a juggler, lots of singing and
pantomime, trained dogs, aud a bund tnakiug
musical! the time.
Another timo wo went to sco some waxwork
business, which I hate but thore wero somo
startliiigly lifelike effect. Wo visited the
oo in Berlin, saw all tho animals, heard a
fine concert, and watchou the people eating and
drinkiug and talking all the time, and hearing
tho music notwithstanding. You should smu
me consume potato salad, rye bread, sausage,
uud boor. C.
I am sick the way people get sick when they
read over medicine advertisements. Cudowa
is a fashionable Summer resort? But hero
people seem to take fashionable Summer resort3
so very seriously. They aro hero on business
first, to find something to all them, and then
to cure it. I havca new disease every day, but
Ernestine sticks faithfully to her old ones
only they have new symptoms, which adds tho
spico of variety. It is horribly cold, and rains
all thu time. We sit in tho house- or stay in
bed. It is a thrilling existence. I wish you
girls who want it, and would mako something
of it, could 'have this "chance." s
We are going to ott soma of tho lavely littlo
forest strawberries that the children bring in
to the hotel to sell to tho "B.idegaeste." Tho
berries tasto of the woods, only Ernestiuo has
lately discovered that oue mustn't eat them
I do Hot learn German much, because I do
not tulk, but I listen aud understand almost
everything pcoplo say. lean order things to
eat. aud usually make myself understood if I
want anything; but I can't con verse, and Via
sure my tho ts aro too essentially American
ever to be translated into German. Erue3tino
U busy studying up hor Hungarian for the
Buda-Pt-sth visit. Thank goodness, I do not
havo to learn Hungarian. It sounds worso
than Carib. We nre hero on the borders of Bo
hernia, and lots of Bohemians como to tho bath,
so wo hear much also of that barbarous tongue.
Tho Bohemian women, if possible, are homelier
and worse-dressed than the paro German. I
took Ernestine over to tho bath, and brought
her back, and she is now tucked np in bed for
the repoje that must follow tho bath. I havo
takon one iron bath personally, I don't be
lieve it 13 any different from the" Potomac, but
the doctor assures mo otherwise. After tho
baths you drink a glass of water from tho
"Brummou," aud you drink it from a
graduated glass through b spiral tube,
which tube is intendod to insure slowness
and to keep the iron in tho water away
from tho teoth. It misses it3 destiny in
the latter point. They also give later on, to
more advanced patients "moor baeder," or
dirt baths. Yon lie for half an hour covered
up to your chin iu slush, then you get washed
oil with a Russian stoara bath, and then you
are cured of nervousness, hysteria, epilepsy,
gout, rheumatism, heart disease, aud neuralgia.
I am going to take ono as an experience aud
preventive. The people tako their walks in
the afternoon, carrying thoir glasses aud
tubes, the tubes of all bright coiors green,
red, blue and the band play3.
The band is full of distracting boanties.
Ono wo call "Tho Lorelei," because whenever
ho uke3 his hat off ho coml3 out his yellow
hair with a tiny comb he take3 from hi3 pocket.
The sanitary condition of this place would
drivo K. frantic C.
WORD8WOETH AUD A COMJIEKT.
Tho other day it was my good fortune to
lunch in the company of several poeti of fame
and repute. Thero wa3 pre3eut ut this delecta
ble aud memorablo banquet oue of the mo3t
charming and witty American women that the
world has known. Tho poets were recordiug
various good stories, and one of them related a
tale he had heard of the poet Wordsworth by
one who hadknowu him intimately. It 3eeni3
that this baril was in the hahit of writing at
uight and in tho early morning, and that he
used to rouse his wife aud exclaim, about 4
o'clock, "Maria, got np! I have thought of a
good word." Whereupon his obedient help
meet arose and recorded it upon paper. About
an hour after a new inspiration would soizo
upon the poet, and he would call out, "Maria,
got up! I've thought of a better word." We
listeued to this story with admiration, but the
bright-eyed American remarked, with a wave
of tho red rose in her hand, " Well, if he'd beou
my husband, I would have said : Wordsworth,
get up! I've thought of a bad word.'" Lad's
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