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THE SUNDAY HERALD
fin tor oil nt the rosl Ofllco at Wnshlnpton,
Dt C. lis Socotut-clnasM utter.
extraordinary exertions with the ofllcial axe
drained the blood from tho cerebral arteries in
order to develop the muscles of his good right
arm to such an extent that his brain no longer
receives its due amount of nourishment?
J. II. SOULK,
A. T. 1IKNSKY,
Editorial ami Publication Offlees, No. 400
Tenth Street Northwest.
Those of our patrons lonvinfj the
city for the summer months can have
'The Herald" pent to their addresses
by leaving their names at this olilee.
There was n time not so many years ago when
"Washington shoppers could in some degree jus
tify their custom of going to Baltimore, Phila
delphia, or New York to make purchases. The
lack of llrst-clnss shops in any line of business
in this city, tho small 6tocks of goods carried by
the local dealers, and the dearncss of prices as
compared with other cities furnished this ap
Rut in the last ten years all this has changed.
Our merchants have become thoroughly imbued
with the spirit of progress and enterprise which
lias developed "Washington as if by magic from
an overgrown village into a city of metropoli
tan size and tone. As the town has grown in
wealth and population, with equal step our
leading merchants have erected emporiums of
fine proportions wherein arc to be found arrays
of merchandise of every quality and price, from
the dearest to the cheapest; and these prices
are equally as low, all things considered, as tho
same lines of goods are offered for in other
This being the case the people of Washington
no longer have the slightest excuse for going
from home to make purchases. In fact, as good
citizens who desire in every way possible to aid
in the development of the city, it is their duty
as well as to their interest to patronize home
industry and encourage home enterprise.
Money that is earned in Washington should be
And further, preference should always be
given to the established business men of the
city who are interested in its growth, who have
their homes here, who pay their share of the
taxes, and otherwise identify themselves with
the well-being of the community. Itinerant
merchants who set up their shops here for a
month or for a season, with no intention of be
coming pennanent residents and with no desire
"but to sell their wares at the best prices possi
ble and then return whence they came with the
proceeds, should not be patronized to the de
triment of resident firms. Not only should the
citizens give the latter the preference, but the
authorities should see to it that the laws arc set
in operation to the end that itinerant merchants
arc allowed no unfair advantages. They should
be made to fag well for the privileges accorded
them. A high license tax should be imposed on
these transitu t dealers. It is done the world over,
and Washington, where success in busiuess ia
for obvious reasons beset w 1th unusual diflicul
ties, should assuredly be no exception to tho
rule. Washington, owing to its lack of a com
mercial and manufacturing population, is placed
at a disadvantage with other cities, and what
ever the law cau do for our merchants to offset
these disadvantages should be fearlessly and
steadily done by the authorities.
To generous and broad-minded citizens of the
North tho splendid outburst of sentiment which
marked the unveiling of the Lee statue at Rich
mond on Thursday will bring no bitter thoughts
nor harsh sectional feeling. It was a noble trib
ute from a warm-hearted and enthusiastic peo
ple, not to the leader of a cause which was dear
to them, but to a man of the finest qualities of
head and heart whose memory they still cherish
and desire to honor, though lie led them to de
feat. On a people capable of such disinterested
sentiment the virulent denunciations of bigoted
Northern partisans can have but one effect, and
that the worst. A magnanimous respect for its
feelings and a broad tolerance of the expres
sion of them will assuredly do more to again
weld the South inseparably to the North than
hateful reciiminations and abuse.
The Senate acted with most commendable
promptness on the City Post Ofilce matter. On
Thursday it passed the bill with the amendment
providing for the purchase as a site for the
building of the tquare south of the Avenue op
posite the Ei cniwj Slur ofilce. The bill will now
go to a conference committee, and It is believed
no difficulty will be experienced in securing the
assent of the House to the amendment changing
tho site. However, it is to be hoped the idea of
providing quarters in the proposed new build
ing for the Sixth Auditor'- ofilce or any othei
ofllco will bo abandoned. The force of the City
Post Ofllco should have exclusive possession of
the edifice. It should be devoted altogether to
the postal business of tho citizens of Washing
ton, and all intermingling of United States
Government business should he avoided. If it
is not, sooner or later trouble will arise, and, as
usual in such cases, the interests of tho city will
suffer. Let tho building be devoted wholly and
exclusively to tho uses of the City of Washington.
Senator Stuwaiiy made some very grave
charges against Maj. Powr.M., director of the
Geological Survey, in the Senate on Thursday.
If the Senator believes what he said to be true
and it is incredible that ho would have made the
allegations in a public debate in the Senato
othorwlsc he owes it to the country, to Maj.
Powni.i., and to himself to move for an investi
gation of the management of tho Geological
Survey. Similar charges against this bureau
have been made a number of times in Congress
and in the press during the past few years. Isn't
it about time that an investigation was under
taken by Congress? The Geological Survey is
charged with delicate and very important duties,
and Congress is called on annually to appropri
ate hundreds of thousands of dollars for its
maintenance. If these duties arc not faithfully
and intelligently performed, if these large sums
of money aro not properly spent, it is high time
the country was made awaro of the fact.
London prize-ring rules, which provide for a
big ring and permit any amount of dodging,
seem to prevail in the editorial slogging match
between the Star and the Post over tho Atkin
son Railroad bill. Thus far the Post has shown
6iiperb ability as a dodger, though the Star has
got in a few smashing body-blows that have
made its antagonist's eyeglasses totter and pro
voked a slight exhibition of bad temper.
Tlio census enumerator will be let I0030 on
tho city to-morrow morning with his list of
"inquisitorial" questions. Our artist on tho
first page of The Herald supplement to-day
gives an idea of about tho kind of questions
citizens will be expected to answer; also how
these expectations may be met.
With the injection of a maximum dose of
Presidential politics into the problem by Sena
tors Sherman and Allison, the tariff discussion
is likely to be vastly more interesting in the
Senate than it was in tho House.
Gen. John P. Hatch, of the Army, is the guest
of bis Ron, Murk B. Hatch, in this city.
Mr. W. H. Sterne, of tho cash-room, Treasury
Department, left last evening for Chicago on
business connected with tho Department.
Senator Edmunds is reputed to make $50,000 a
year from his law practice, and it is said some of
his arguments have brought him $10 a word.
Lieut. W. E. Reynolds, of the revenue marine
service, has been detached from the Chase at
Now Bedford, Mass.. and ordered here to the life
saving service on special duty.
That largo and constantly gi owing class of
papers and persons who are so degenerate and
uu'Ainerieau as to advocate civil service ieform
aro having a great deal of fun with First Assist
ant Postmaster General Clarksok these days.
Mr. G'LAitKfeON has been making a series of
speeches denouncing civil service reform and
extolling the beauties and benefits of the spoils
system. These speeches, considered sentence
by sentence, have a robustious ring and pseudo
frankness well calculated to mightily enthuse a
gathering of uuterrlfled ward-workers, but when
tho sentences aiecontrabtc-d ouo with the other
they aro found to. be hopeless misfits. In fact,
tho ideas contained in them don't gibe. They
are so fearfully and wonderfully contradictoiy
-that the reader might bo pardoned for regarding
them as tho mouthings of a muddle-headed
.Mugwump rather than the utterances of a clear
Urslued and logical practical politician. What
vganhe tho matter with Mr. Claukso.n-? Havohis
The May number of the Gotham Monthly con
tains nn exceptionally clever short story, told in
a bright and fascinating way, by Mrs. Juliette
jr. Babette, Washington correspondent of the
New York Home Journal and the Dramatic
Mr. Loton S. Hunt, who was nominated on
Wednesday to be United States consul at Guelph,
Ontario, i3 11 son ot the late Justice Hunt, of the
United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hunt is n.
resident of Utica, N. Y.. and is a lawyer by pro
fession. During the absence of Chevalier Von Tavera,
Austrian Minister here, who is jroing to Europe
for thesummcr.thc Legation in "Washington will
be in charge of Chevalier Heidler Von Egeregcr,
councillor of the Austrian Legation in London,
who lias sailed for this country.
Mnvroycni Pasha, the emiuentTurkish doctor
writer on medical subjects.and physlcian-in-chief
to the Sultan, who has recently been made an
honorary member of the Medical Academy of
New York, is the father of Mavroyonl Bey. Tur
ish Minister to the United States. It is said that
even tho Grand Vizier himself has no greater in
iluence with the Sultan than his favorite physi
Dr. John lMtussell, of New York, brother-in-law
of Assistant Treasurer Whelpley, is here
visiting relatives and friends. Dr. Russell,
about twelve years ago, held a good position in
tho Treasury Department, but had the courage
to resign and go to New York, where he studied
medicine and hung out his shingle as a doctor.
Ho has been very successful and has an exten
Gen. George P. Ihne and Mrs. Ihrle, after their
departure from this city a few weeks ago, went
to Boston to pay a visit of a fortnight. Thence
they went to Takorna, Wash., where they expect
to reside in the future. A letter from the General
to a friend in tills city gives an interesting ac
count of the vast and rapid improvements that
are apparent in tho new State of Washington.
Mrs. Ihrle stood very well tho long trip of six
and one-half days and nights in the ears.
Senator Evarta's living expenses aro estimated
ut ono hundred thousand dollars a year. Ho has
tin co houses which ho keeps open all tho time
ono at Now York, ono at Washington, and one
ut Windsor, Vt. In each ho has a library al
most it duplicate of the other two filled with
tho best worHs of law, history, political econ
omy, poetry, and proso fiction. Tho Senator
likes his comfort, and his ambition and satisfac
tion are to livo without uny regard to petty
The story of the visits of tho various Now
England Press Associations to Virginia and in
cidentally Washington is interesting. They
aro the results of the labors of Frank A. Hoy
wood, of Bpringneld, Mbbs., who is a civil engi
neer on the Boston and Albany Itallrcad, an ed
itorial writer for tho Holyoko (Mass.) Democrat,
and the proprietor of u stock exchange. Ho Is
only twenty-six years old, but he bus some good
ideas, and in theso visits of nowspuper men he
has done some good work for Virginia and inci
dentally for tho whole country. The manage
ment ol tho affairs has been very complete, and
tho members of the parties give Mr. Hcywood
tho credit of giving thorn tho most enjoyable
outings they have ever had.
THE WHITE HOUSE BABIES.
.SoiiH' Amusing Stories of the President's
The domestic life at the White House grows
more and more interesting as tho littlo people
arc from day to day developing. Little Benja
min begins already to show a masculine indi
viduality. A year ago he did as he was told,
but original will, if not original sin, Avas
strikingly exhibited the other day by him.
Benjamin got up all right, and was as good
naturcd as need be. During the morning a
delegation appeared, and Benjamin was taken
down to help receive them. He passed round
the room voluntarily and shook hands with
every one, and was simply delightfully cordial
and childishly charming. But it fatigued tho
little man no doubt, for he afterward was irri
table with those ho loved best, just as older and
wiser people arc. By evening, however, he
brightened tip, and in the cool of the day, while
the President and all the household wore sitting
on the front piaza enjoying the evening breezes,
little Benjamin with the rest, the Attorney Gene
ral joined the group. After greetings from the
older ones, the President bade his namesake
shake hands with Mr. Miller. Then little Ben
jamin put his hands behind him, and looked
from his head to his feet the personification of
"Will vou shake hands with Mr. Miller?"
said the President, coaxiugly.
"No, I won't," said Baby McKee.
"Then you must go iuto the house. I cannot
have a little boy out here who is not polite."
Benjamin went into the parlor, followed by
his mortified mamma, and theroho setup a howl
that, like Tennyson's bugle, "sot tho wild echoes
flying." Mammacoaxcd, nursecoaxed, audstill
this littlo man kicked and screamed until ho had
vented his angor and indignation. Finally for
ho kept peeping out and It looked so very nice
outside, and his grandpa never relented an inch
or gave him a look he could not hold out any
longer, and suddenly became quiet, walked out
and shook hands with Mr. Miller, and then
walked off to play with little Mary, as calm and
serene as though he had not been making a
"scene" and mortifying everybody.
Not long since, ono fine morning, Mrs. McKcc
bade the nurse take the children out on tho
grounds and let them run about and play in tho
grass. All went well for a while. Benjamin
and his sister could not make mud pies, but they
did heap up little piles of leaves and cujoy roll
ing about. Of course their littlo white dresses
sobn had the freshness taken out of them, and
the White House children looked just like any
child might under similar circumstances. Pres
ently a group of tourists passed by on their way
to tho War Department. Among them were
some ladies, one oi wnom cspieu tnc cnuuren.
Addressing tho nurse she said, "Whose children
"Mrs. McKeo's, madam."
"Humph ! you don't tell me I Well, I don't
see that they look any better than other folk's
children ! Seems to me if I lived here I'd keep
my children dressed up."
The nurse apologized for their commonplace
appearance, and gathering up the babies went
in to pour out her indignation, but she was met
with shouts of laughter from Mrs. Harrison and
Mrs. McKee, who sec the funny side of a situa
tion as auicklv as anybody.
Little Mary McKee is beginning to rival Ben
jamin in the family affection, for she is fast
learning from her brother all he knows aud de
veloping on her own account beside. She is
very docile, and will do a lot of pretty or "cute"
things to please her fiiends. But her original
ity is so feminine it is worth mentioning. She
likes to see herself arrayed in her pretty clothes,
and she has a favorite hat (or bonnet) which is
so becoming, and which she likes so well, that
when it is once on she never wants to tai;e it
off. She would like to wear it to ride, to walk,
to her meals, and to her bed, if mamma and
nurse would let her : She had a little rivalry
with Cousin Marthena Harrison when she was
visitiug at the White House. One clay nurse
took the little maids with her to the Boston
store. To get what she wanted she had to as
cend to the second lloor with the babies on the
elevator. They caught sight of themselves in
the side mirrors. "Who is that?" said nurso
to Marthena, pointing to her image in the glass.
Ignoring herself, she said: "Oh, that's Baby
McKee !" Almost every fine afternoon the
nurse aud children can be seen riding out to
the Soldiers' Home or the shaded suburbs of
WHY CAMPHOR JS SO DEAR.
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS in Sillw Cfiimis, .Flannel, Oxford,
Zephyr. SILK PYJAMAS, Caps, Bolls.
Theso foods wove all made to ovilev
expressly for us -hi London, anil they
are simply rand.
Terminus of Bock Creek Park.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS, 8150, $200, $250, AND $300.
$5 PER MONTH, WITHOUT INTEREST.
Very largo lots costing more than $300 $10 per month. This ground is located near station
and borders on the Seventh-Street Tike. Four subdivisions centre here, aud all of them are
being rapidly improved. Many houses now in course of erection. Streets aro being made
connecting Linden, one-half mile distant, with Forest Glen. "Within ono-half milo of the
station there aro already 40 houses, including 2 hotels, one of them costing $80,000. These lots
for tho present aro offered cheaper, and the ground sells per acre for five times as much, as wher0
lots aro being sold surrounded by Eastern Branch swamp lands. Forest Glen lies adjacent to
Rock Creek, and must, in consequence, be benefited by tho Park. It has a beautiful station, good
store, school, churches, and an cxcellont sanitarium, and bids fair to becomo, in the very near
uture, the finest and most desirable suburban annex to the National Capital.
419 0 Street N. W.
JL JbdL JcLa
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Great Quantities of It Aro Now Unetl
Malting SmolcelohS Powder.
"It's going to cost you a bundled per cent,
moie to keep the moths out of your winter
clothes this summer than it did last," the drug
"How is that?" tho customer asked.
"Why, camphor costs double what it did a
year ago," the clerk answered. "It is going
down a little now, but it is still very high."
"Has some one been cornering it 5"
"No; they say the increase in price is duo to
the fact that camphor is now used so much in
the arts that the demand is greater than the sup
ply all the time. Camphor enters largely hito
the composition of the smokeless powder which
is now being adopted In all the European armies.
Immense quantities of this smokeless powder
are being made, in Germany especially, and this,
of course, is having its effect on tho camphor
market. Then camphor is employed in making
celluloid, the use of which for all sorts of pur
poses is increasing steadily. If tho drain ou the
camphor supply continues in this way it will
soon be a luxurv that only the wealthy can af
ford." "Where does our camphor come from ?"
"From the East Indies nearlv altogether, I be
lieve. We get it through tho London market.
The bark of the camphor tree is brought to Eng
land and there the gum is extracted. Tho ex
periment was mado of bringing tho hark to this
country and extracting tho gum here, but it was
found that too large a percentage of tho cam
phor evaporated ou the long voyage. Nowsomo
of the English dealers have moved their plants
to the East, and will treat tho bark right whero
It grows and thus avoid tho loiiL' voyage to Eng
A chance to secure a Lot and seven-room Cottage for 5250.
me v a
Thirty Lots at $250 each. $25 cash anil $10 per month without in
terest. A liberal discount for cash.
Halpinc Village is situated on the Metropolitan Branch of the Balti
more and Ohio JZailroad, two miles this side of lioclxvillc.
The lots in the original llalpinc Village have all been sold, and con
tracts have been entered into for a hotel, store, and several dwelling
The Tennallgtown and JtocUvillo Electric liailway will pass within
three minutes' walls of the village.
Don't miss the opportunity. Ton a re sure to get a cheap lot and you
may secure the cottage.
Fov further particulars apply to
GIBBS LOEFFLER, Agents,
1411 G- STREET NORTHWEST.
MoELROY'S ART STORE,
1003 PENNA. AYENTJE.
NEW ETCHINGS, ENGRAVINGS, WATER COLORS,
STUDIES EOR 3PA.13NTTIISTGS- CLASS,
All of the Latest Publications.
PICTURE FRAMES in Gold, White nnd Gold, Ivory, Oak, Cherry,
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO THE REGILDING OF FRAMES AND RESTORATION OF
PAINTINGS. EXPERT HANDS TO HANG AND PACK PICTURES.
"Will on Cliioatio Gamblers,
Chicago, May 31. On complaint of the
Daily News, which is waging unrelenting war
ou tho gamblers of the city, a party of con
stables, with axes and crowbars, forced an en
tranco into the gambling-house of Georgo
lUiilcius, ono of tho most widely known In the
city and carted away all the gambling imple
ments in the place about two tons. Theso
were taken before a justico of tho peace, and,
on proof of their use6, an order for their de
struction was entered. They were destroyed.
This is the second raid of the character mado
by the News. This course is taken for the pur
pose of demonstrating that gambling is goiug
on in the city in eplto of the claim made by tho
city administration that, lu obedleuco to orders,
the polico have closed all of tho gambling-houses.
Representative Roger Q. Mills writes tho lead
ing artlclo In tho Juno Forum on "Now England
and the New Tanll Hill." It is a strong artioio.
Tho eminent historian, W. 13. II. Lecky, con
tributes a deeply interesting article, written In
his clear and beautiful style, on "1'ormatlvo In
fluences." Professor Lester V, Ward, of tho
Smithsonian Institution, writes ou "Genius and
Woman's Intuition;" Professor V. J. McGcc, of
the Geological Survey, on "Encroachments of
the Sea;" Edmund Goasc, tho English poet, ou
"Tho Limits of Realism in Fiction." There urc
also other notablo contributions from eminent
writers. The number is ono ot tho best for
Tne June Jiclford'o bus as its complete novel
"The Womuu'b Version," by Jenny Watklns.
Among the contributions liom well-known lions
aio'Ono Woman's Love," by Grace ElleryChan
niug; a sketch ol Gen. Sehenok, by Don Piatt;
"How to see Europe," by John V. Hume; a
poem by Edgar Fnwcett; "Dawn and Dusk," u
poem by Mary J. Satlord, of this city; "Robert
Urowninir," by Rosslter Johnson "Tho Extirpa
tion of the Crime-Hreeders of tho Day a Public
Necessity," by Anthony Comstock, aud "Rem
iniscences of Gen. It. E. Lee," by Col. "W. Pres
Jftuily Ijxpected, a New liOt of Imported Florentine Gold AVniucH
FOR THOSE WISHING A CHEAP AND
COMPOSITION METAL MOULDING.
DURABLE FRAME I HAVE THE
SOMETHING VERY PRETTY.
A HIGH SCHOOL SENSATION.
Tlulciitti to the Oiidots' Drill I'm-lolncd
From tho Principal's IIohU.
Tho Washington High School is enjoying a
sensation, aud tho climax is awaited with deep
interest by nearly ono thousand students. On
Wednesday evening tho annual competition
drill of the High School Cadets took placo, and
tickets were In great demand. On Saturday
evening last tho principal of tho school locked
up in his desk tho cntlro hatch of tickets, In
tending to distrihuto them on Monday to tho
When Monday camo and tho desk was opened
it was discovered that some ono had stolen ono
hundred and forty-seven tickets. Tho discovery
was humiliating to tho teachers, and it was
deemed best to call in what tickets had been
Issued and get out a now lot entirely. Tho
pupils were notified of tho theft, and at once
every ono detailed himself a6 an amateur de
tective to hunt down tho miscreant. Several of
the old tickets were presented at the door for
admission, and this cluo has led to tho hopo
that tho thief will eventually bo caught. Tho
honor of tho school is at stake, and the scholars
are determined to unearth tho thief.
-I I eurich's Extra Palo Lager. Ask for it.
Transfer in tho Interior Department An.
W. A. Pors, of Wisconsin, a law clerk in tho
ofllco of tho Assistant Attorney General for tho
Interior Department, has resigned on account
of Ill-health, and Lucius L. Hradgcs, of Sedalia,
Mo., has been appointed to tho vacancy.
Ryram C. Tiffany, of North Dakota, has been
appointed a law cleik in the same ofllco by
transfer from the General Land Ofilce.
ClifTord S. Walton, of Michigan, has been ap
pointed a principal examiner of land claims
and contests in tho General Laud Ofilce by
transfer from tho Patent Ofllco.
To Prevent Ncur-Siirhtcrincss.
A tendeucy to near-sightedness can ho lessened
by rubbing tho eyes with a gentle pressure from
tho comer next to tho noso outward. This re
peated a number of times each day tho corner Is
flattened aud tho anglo of vision lengthened.
Sit up when you read. It is a ruinous habit to
no uown to uso your eyes In tins way. JJo sure
you will pay dearly for the indulgence, and last,
but by no means least, do not cry unless you
wish to destroy tho beauty aud brllliaucy of the
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