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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1S90.
TUB ARMY AND THE NAVY.
Cnpt. 11. J. Gibson, asst. surg., now on leave,
has been ordered to report without ilolay to tho
comilc officer Fort Meade, S. I)., for duty with
the ltth Inf. In the field.
The resignation of Cadet S. L. Ncwson, 4th
class, U. S. Military Academy, has been accepted
by the Secretary, to take effect Dec. 31, 1S90.
First Lieut. J. McB. Stembol, 9th Inf., having
beeu found physically disqualified for the duties
of u capt. by reason of disability incident to the
service, is, by direction of the President, re
tired from active servico as capt. of Inf. from
Nov. 4, 1S90, the date from which ho would
have been promoted to that grade by reason of
seniority, if found qualified.
The President has nominated Maj. Lewis Mer
rill, retired, to bo it. col. of cav., under author
ity of act of Congress approved Sept. 27, 1590.
At Sandy Hook Monday Army cngs. tested a
new 30-foot rilled gun. Shells were thrown
15 miles out to sea. Private Adlcy was badly
injured, his head being struck by n steel bar
which was knocked oft the gun carrlnge by tho
Cant. J. J. Cochran, asst. surg., has been
granted leave of absence for 6 months on ac
count of illness. Asst. Surg. Freeman V.
Walker has been granted leave of abseuco for 1
The leave granted Chaplain T. W. Berry has
been extended 2 months.
The leave of absence granted 1st Lieut. G. N.
Whistler, 5th Art., June 23, 1S90, has been ex
tended 0 months.
Capt. T. II. Logan, 5th Inf., has been ordered
to report to Brig. Gen. D. S. Stanley, president
Army retiring board, San Antonio, Tex., for
Capt. W. J. Wakemau, asst. surg., has been
ordered to return from Reno, Nov., to Fort
BIdwcll, for further duty at. tho latter post.
Brig. Gen. A. W. Greely, Chief Sigual
Officer, has beeu ordered to Jacksonville,
Tamna, andTitusvlllc, Fla.; Augusta, Ga., and
Ralefgb, N. C, on official business.
An Army retiring board has been appointed
to meet from time to time at the War Dept., In
this city, for tho examination of such officers as
may be ordered before it. Detail for the
board Brig. Gen. William Smith, Faymr. Gen.;
Lt. Col. Anthony Heger, surg.; Maj. E. C.
Bainbridge, 3d Art.; Maj. R. H. White, surg.;
Capt. James Chester, 3d Art.; IstLt. Constan
tine Chase, R. Q. M. 3d Art., recorder.
Leave of absence for 10 days, to take effect
upon his being relieved from duty at St, Louis,
has been granted Capt. J. M. Marshall, A. Q. M.
The leave of absence on account of sickness
of 2d Lt. G. W. Martin, ISth Inf., has been ex
tended 1 month.
The board of officers convened at the Army
Building, New York City, Nov. 15, for the ex
amination of officers for promotion is dis
solved. First Lieut. M. M. Macomb, 4th Art., has
been ordered from West Point to this city,
during the week included between Jan. 1 and
S, 1S91, on public business connected with tho
The Army retiring board convened at the
War Dept., in this city, Sept. 10, 1S90, has been
THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
P. A. Eng.
duty at the
Henry Ilerwig has been ordered to
Washington Navy Yard, Jan. 2.
Asst. Eng. D. W. C. Redgrave has been de
tached from the Washington Navy Yard, Jan.
2, and ordered to duty at, tho Columbian Iron
The Iroquois arrived at Samoa Dec. 1.
The trial trip of the cruiser Newark on Mon
day was successful. She maintained the re
quired horse-power and speed for four hours.
She averaged in speed 19 0-10 knots per hour.
Unofficially it is understood that the Newark
exceeded 9,000 horse-power, which will give tho
tho Messrs. Cramp, the builders, over 50,000
It is now believed that the repairs to the Bos
ton, including the replacing of her crank shaft,
will be completed by the 1st of February, so
that she will join the Squadron of Evolution on
its cruise not more than a fortnight late.
The Philadelphia has been taken out of the
dry-dock at New York and will be fitted out for
a cruise in the West Indies.
Secretary Tracy haB awarded the contract for
building tho American harbor-defense ram to
the Bath Iron Works, of Maine, at their bid of
Secretary Tracy has awarded the contract for
constructing the naval dry-dock at Port Royal,
S. C, to Justin McCarthy, of Washington, at
his bid of $-118,915.
By direction of the President, Maj. II. C. Ilas
biouck, 4th Art., has been detailed as a member
of the commission appointed for the purpose of
selecting a suitable site for a dry-dock at some
point on the shorebof the Gulf of Mexico or the
waters connected therewith, etc., vice Col, C. B.
Corastock, Corps of Eng6., relieved.
They Aru By No Muiiiih Made JVoroIy for
tho "Wind to Toy 11101.
South Boston News.
The long hairs on the side of a cat's face are
organs of touch. They are attached to a bed of
fine glands under the skin, and each of theso
long hairs is connected with the nerves of the I
Up. Tho slightest contact of these whiskers I
with any surroundlnjr object is thus felt most ;
'distinctly by the animal, although tho hairs
themselves are Insensible. They stand out on '
each side of the Hon as well as on the common
cat. From point to point they are equal to tho
width of tho animal's body. If wo Imagine,
therefore, a Hon stealing through a covert of
wood in an Imperfect light wo shall at once see
tho use of these long hairs. Thej indicate to
him through the nicest feeling any obstacle
which may present itself to the n.issage of his
body; they prevent tho rustling of boughs and
leaves which would give warning to his prey if
he were to attempt to pass too close to a bush,
and thus in conjunction with the soft cushions
ofhiB feet and tho fur upon which ho tremU
tho claws never coming in contact with the
ground they enable him to move toward his
Victim with n Mlllness even greater than that of
tiio snake, which creupB along the grass and Is
pot perceived until it it, coiled rouuil ita prey.
Is tUU evolution or design ?
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Some Itioli Indians.
If each tribe of Indiana is considered a sep.
orate nation then America hastho richest nation
in the woild. Tho public is accustomed to
think of its Indian wardb as beggared and beg
garly pensioners upon the bounties of the Gov
ernment. This is a mistaken view. Poverty
stricken, or even dependeut tribes are tho ex
ception, while many aro well off lu this world's
goods. One tribe, tho Osagcs, is so rich that
if all its assets were turneu into ready cash
there would be $10,000 to each person, from
tbo veteran warrior, whoso scars of honor were
aebigyed in battles of three-score years ago,
flown to tho tiniest pnppooso making his first
protest against the barbarous babyhourd.
THE llEATOtiT AGAINST PAKNEIjIi
Sntd to lie l.nrcety Duo to Ills Erlfrlrt Per
sonality. Now York World.
"Parucll,'' said n well-known local politician
yesterday, "Is reaping the results of his austerity
and cxcluslvencss. It Is all well enough for a
man to go through llfp with an air of such frigid
reserve that even his most devoted friends fail
to pieice it, and there Is no doubt that states
men whose lives are passed in seclusion ami
who treat even their Intimate associates with
lofty disdain secure a wonderful power over nil
of their confreres. The man who is icy, cold,
austere, and shrewd makes a far better leader
while his power lasts thau tho mau who secures
the affection as well as the assistance of the
lcadiug men of his party. No man ever knew
Parncll to grow genial or warm over the work
of his able lieutenants. If after months of
heroic service in jail William O'Brien hurried to
Parnell's side he was received frigidly and dis
tantly. He deigned to make no man his friend
and he sneered at the idea of magnetism in a
public leader. No oue questions his great and
conspicuous ability, his patriotism or devotion
to the Irish cause. But the men who have been
toiling side by side with him for mauv years arc
not capable of blindly worshiping him always.
Men like Dillon, O'Brien, and Davltt have been
refused even a moment's audience with tho
leader of the party after traveling hundreds of
miles to sec him. When the crisis hi Mr. Par
nell's life arrived he turned to his associates in
the Irish cause for support. Practically he com
manded them to uphold him. Then came tho
reaction. The memory of slights and rebuffs
extending over a period of many years was too
strong to be wiped away in a day. Parnell
showed himself a poor judge of human nature
in thinking that he could rely absolutely upon
his lieutenants when ho gave them such a mag
nificent opportunity for taking their revenged"
BI1!1 DOCTORS ON THE "WING.
The "Wiiy n Little Sparrow in Trouble "Was
Cared for ljy His Fellow.
New York World.
There was a mass-meeting of little sparrows
in West Thirty-seventh street, near Sixth ave
nue, yesterday at noon. There was a chairman
of the e;roup. lie didn't have a chair, but he
presided over his fellows and what he did they
did. There was great chattering and the big
birdies gathered together ou the curb and flitted
to and fro in the greatest excitement. On the
sidewalk lay a tiny sparrow. Ho was ou his
back, his eyes were closed, and he was appar
ently dead. He was the object of the gathering
of his fellows and they pecked at him and trod
on him, and, on the wing, dashed at him and In
every way possible tumbled him about.
A tender-hearted lady passing by rushed up to
the feathered tribe and "shooed" them away
with her muff and picked up the little one that
had apparently been badly battered. While she
was stroking him the birdie opened his eyes and,
turning quickly over on his feet, shook tho dust
out of his eyes and before his would-be pro
tector could say Jack Robinson ilew to the near
est tree-top as if he was au arrow shot out of a
Straigntway all the other sparrows that had
been gazing from the branches of a neighbor
ing tree upon what was going on between tho
lady and their fellow-birdie, fled toward the
little one, and then in a graud chirping group
they all flew oil togother. The lady didn't
know what to make of it until a birdman
smiled when he heard tho story. "My dear
madam," said he, "what those sparrows don't
know there's no use learning. So you thought
they were trying to kill their little companion?
-noi a oit 01 it. lie nan oecome nenumueu uy
the cold, and piobably was stunned a little by a
fall. When the policeman finds a man be
numbed by the cold they club the solos of his
feet to circulate his blood and bring him to.
That's what those birds were doing. It's a
winter custom of theirs, warming their little
friend into life by their peckings and roughing
and tumbling him about."
Alaska's Pest of Mosquitoes.
The greatest drawback to living in Alaska is
the mosquitoes. The soil is covered with a low
moss, In which they breed in the summer, and
under which they live in the winter. It Is wet
and can't be burned off to get rid of them. Tho
Jersey mosquito Is no comparison to them.
They are large and small, some being so little,
indeed, that theycan penetrate even thesmalleat
bars of ordinary mosquito nettinc;. White men
cover their faces and hands with towels, and tie
the trousers around tbe ankles to keep them
away from the body. Tho sting is painful, and
they would boon worry the life out of anybody
unprotected. Their numbers are countless, and
they swoop down upon you by the thousands.
The Indians smear their faces and hands with a
pitch which elves them a black appearance.
They lemove the baik of the fir trees and scrape
oil the sap on the inside layers. Thl6 they use
as their protection against tho little animals.
Cutting into Hotel Profit,.
The iucieate in the cost of living will knock
tho profits in the hotel business this season,"
said a local proprietor yesterday. "Tho ex
pense of keeping a guest is fifty cents per day
more now than it was this time last year, but I
must say that eatables are not as high as they
wero two months ago, when new vegetables be
gan to appear in the markets. Wo depend now
on the canned goods to a very larco extent, but
the dealers have pushed up the prices all around.
During the winter guests use large quantities of
meat and game, but the failure of the crops in
directly affects everything, and the meats are
dear. Even eirgs aro scarce, ami tho prices
nsked for them makes my head swim. I don't
think the McKlnley bill by shutting out Cana
dian hen fruit is responsible for the advance,
neither have the farmers organized a trust, but
the hens neem to have gone on a strike."
Industrial Savings and .Loan Ahb'ii.
031 Twknti'-mxtji St. N. Yy.,
Washington, I). C, Nov. 27, 1800.
Mr. Thomas (I. Jlcimcy, Secretary fndustriul
Havings and J,oau Auociatiou:
Dj:au Snt: Your letter of the 27th Instant
containing u check for $200, the proceeds of
the hale of the four shaies of stock owned by
my father, the late Dennis Callahan, certificate
No. 153, dated July 25, lbST, who died Novem
ber 4, 1800, was duly received. Allow mo to
thank you for the promptness displayed in the
settlement of this case. The simplicity of your
association in combining, as it does, three ob
jects: Savings, paying back, as It does, In cases
of wjthdiawal, all except tho first year's dues;
loaning to members small sums on long time,
and last buying back the stock in the event of
death at 50 ou each
all classes of people.
snare, commends itself to
1 am icspectfully yours,
$100 It (j ward.
To-Kalon wines are guaranteed absolutely
pure. $100 rewaid will be paid upon a correct
aualysls showing otherwise. For sale only at
OH Fourteenth street noithwest.
For Boys ami Girls.
Read tho announcement on tho 14th page of
to-day's JIi:iiam. It will interest you, and
your aUters, ami your parents, and yourceuslns,
and your auuU.
THE FINEST X-iUNTE
New Year Calling Cards
IN THE CITY.
HER HI AN J. MAHTIN.
ELECTRIC POWER PRINTER,
l G STREET N.W., Washington, D. O.
AVX3 U HTJSll'fcg
MOTH-PROOF HUGS, ROBES, and SKINS
CHOICE GIFTS OFGAMEPANELS.FEATHER
SCREENS, HEADS OF BIG GAME. AND
OTHER NOVELTIES nro UNIQUE.
1315 TA.. A.VDE, 3V.AV.
TINUST ASSORTMENT OI'
J)rusic Boxes, Syvi27ioniuins,
Tiolins, Guitars, Accordions,
Celebrated Fairban7;s and Cole's
Faultless llardman Pianos,
Superb "Xcw Scale"
Music Holls, Portfolios,
Full Line of Sheet Music and Music
W. G. METZEROTT & CO.,
CYCLING ACCESSORIES. '
Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done.
MACHINES F011 SALE OllllENT
010 TENTH ST. N. W.
On Account of Purity, Abo, nnd Strongth.
Choicest Malt and Hops.
It invigorates nnd promotes digestion,
Bivinsr a normal tone to tho stomach, nnd
thereby increasing the appetite.
703-705 North Capitol Stroot.
R. S. WIBBIGOMBE,
DR. J. R. BERRY, D. D. S.,
ASSISTANT DEMONSTUATOH OP THE
UNIVERSITY' OF MARYLAND,
HAS TAKEN PARLORS AT 1010 FIFTEENTH
And solicits patronage. Gas, Nitrous Oxldo, and
all Antcsthotics administcrod. ocl2-0m0
Cushion" Tires Mot Heeded.
If the SAFETY you chooso Is properly built,
and has n Frame-Spring fitted to your weight,
winter cycling will no longer bo shunned or
rough roads carefully avoided.
Has tho correct ideas in construction, and
runs und rides EASY.
LOOK FOR THE SMALL WHEEL IN FRONT
L. B. GRAVES & CO.,
1323 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W.
PROFESSOR SHELDON, 10CH F STREET
northwest. Tho only strictly first-class
Dancing Academy in Washington. A full corps
of efficient assistants. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays. Send for circulars. sc2S-tl'
A CADEMY OF 'ITIE HOLY CROSS, UISMbbs.
f3 avenue, ombrnccs thorough Preparatory
and Scientific Courses, and alrords ovory advnn
tagoin Literature, Music, and Art. Piano, Harp,
Violin, Guitar, and Uanjo Lessons given. Gene
ral Vocal, Drawing, and Funcy Work free.
ZiZIiLIAN M. STAHX,
Of tho New England Conservatory School
of Elocution and College of Ora
tory, liostou, Mass., gives
E JJ O C TQ rF I O NT
ESTHETIC PHYSICAL CULTURE.
Sho is also prepared to moko engagements with
entertainment committees for churches, socie
ties, lodges, concert companies, etc., and can bo
engaged for parlor readings. Address
SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION,
no23-3ml3 1017 Fifteenth street.
Wo nro thankful for your past patronage, nnd
will nlao bo for your future
40c. Onmly 3 rounds for $1,
20c. Onmly (I Founds for 81,
lGc. Candy 7 rounds for fjl.
Best French Mixturo
If you dcalro OOOD, FRESH, nnd
PURE CANDIES, of ovory kind, de
scription, nnd stylo, glvo us a call and
OASDIfiS MADE MESH EVERY DAY.
Wo ninko a spcclnlty of furnishing wedding
parties, sociables, nnd fairs.
c.ti.Dius m tttiu
410 Seventh St. H. W.
Ta,xru.a,i y X 5 ., 3L O X 3
WILL BXJY A.3rx:
Now Marked $2, $2.23, $2.50, $2.75, or $3.
Theso goods nro all guaranteed, and
wo will rcplaco any not thoroughly
waterproof. Thoy must all bo sold
prior to January 15, as we
REMEMBER THE NO. IS
511 NINTH STREET.
The Slxixt Maker,
' He is making the best and
most perfect-fitting shirt in the
A perfect fit guaranteed or
SIX TO OBBEB foa $9.
IStli St. and Pa. ave.
FURS OF ALL KlDS.
FUR ROBES, RUGS.& SV1ATS
Our Btook of UMBRELLAS and CANES,
sultablo for HOLIDAY PRESENTS, is now
complete, and contains many novolties.
Wo show tho Largest Variety of Choice Do
signs to bo found in Washington.
hayo tho smallest Rolling Umbrella
It oxcells all other close-rolling
James Y. Davis' Sons,
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue,
ja5-y COR. 13TH STREET.
Tho partnership horetoforo oxlstlng under tho
ilrm namo of A. U. MULLETT tc CO. will bo
oontlnued at tho samo
under tho samo title.
plnco ot business und
T. A. MULLETT',
1411 F streot. N. W.
c ra n. ,l
8 o a
AjJ B n 5J'
J u ID
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The Up-Town Ladies' and Gents'
608 Ninth Stroot Northwest,
GRAND DISPLAY OF
Lnrgo nnd Attrnctlvo Lino of Ladies' nnd
JAPANESE SIIiK IIANnKMltOIIIMFS
l'lnln, Embroldorcd, Fancy llorderod, and Iultiol
FANCY AVOKSTKD GOODS.
CHILDKUN'S MERINO CLOAKS AND
SILK AND M.USII OAI'S.
Elegant Assortment or
FLUSH AND FELT TABLE COVERS, TIDIES.
LINEN I1UREAU AND
TRAYS AND SPLASHERS.
Flno Sclectlou of Embroidered nnd Painted
TOILET SETS, GLOVE AND
DKESSING CASES, It,AIN mill DKESSED
IVOItK ninl WASTE-PAPER 1JASKETS,
PLAIN AND TRIMMED,
In Largo Variety.
Full Lino of
PLUSHES, SILKS, FELT, CHENILLE, AND
PLUSH AND SILK ORNAMENTS,
no23-3m2 AT BOTTOM PRICES.
. rf pi iSS'toHMftiraH .HMl&b
(flEGiaTCREO TRADE UARtO
OFFICE AND SALES-ROOM, NO- OH FOUR
TEENTII STREET N. W.
Direct from tho Vineyard of H. W. CRABB.
Oakvllle, Napa County, Cal., to our vaults,
TWENTY-SEVENTn AND K STREETS N. W..
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Special attention given to tho supply of Family
Prlvnto Collars Furnished. Sweet Wines and
Brandios Furnished In Wood.
Tolophono Call. 99S-3 de22-lyC
1404 FOURTEENTH ST. N.W.
Washington, D. C.
All Orders Will Be Promptly Attended to
dc7-tfl3 l J
THE STORAGE WAREHOUSE
American Security and Trust Co.
A. 'i. nnrjttOH , Piesidont,
Westsldo Fifteenth street, between L and M.,
Will bo open to receive Furniture, Carriages, Sil
verware, Bric-ft-Brac, Statuary, Wine, Trunks of
Clothing, and Valuables of all kinds on Stornjro
August 15, 1800.
Separate Locked Iron Compartments.
Special Facilities for Storago of Silverware,
Pianos, Mirrors, Pictures, and Books.
Goods of all Descriptions Carefully Packed nn
Moved without troublo to owners.
Tho only Absolutely Fire-proof Building in
city not owned by tho Government.
Herdlcs pass door.
Terms and full information obtained at ofllco
Amorican Security and Trust Company, 1419
street N. W. ALBERT M. READ,
Gonoral Manager, Warehouso Dept.
PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, INTE
RIOR AND EXTERIOR.
Decorating, Gilding, Bronzing. Estimates fur
nished for work In city and country. First-olnss
material and workmanship.
Oflloo, 415 Tenth Street Northwest, noxt Gas
QCSM.U MAONICHOL & BON.
SPLINT and CANNEL COAL
EVER SOLD IN WASHINGTON.
CWENTV-FIRST AND I STREETS.
Wluirf Koot of r ami O StrentH.
An (infallible Komodv
for tlio Cure of all Contagious Dlsea6e3 of
luu ui'iuurv ui'KdUii; KUtTUWeeil not to
produce fatrlcturoj uotieUeuimrdosea; anil
no inconveuienca or loso of tlmo. lie
commended byphVElciausniidHnlil livdnv..
(rtuts owirywucra, J. 1'errd, (auccesBor fo
Fourteenth and H Sts. N. W
INTERIORMARBLE WOIUC, WAINSCOTING
AND TILING. ao8-ly0
J. MAIJ&Y BOVE,
COAL and WOOD