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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2S, 1S9G.
Some excitement was occasioned yosterdny
nttcruoon bv n sllKlit lire bcinff discovered In
tlio roof of Harris's Theatre It was occasioned
by a defective Hue, and was soon put out,
thouirh the place, in the extreme (rablo end of tho
bullclW, wub dllllcult of reach. .Mad tho alarm
taken pluco thirty minutes sooner It would liiivo
caused a panic In tho place, as tho matinee was
n lame one.
Big dinner ut the Elks dining-rooms Now
Tho Kensington Sim Is a neat four-paire i pa
per which has just begun publication at Ken
sington, Md. Its nim is to "help KeiiBlnKton and
My own Brand.
SI per quart bottle. , ,
COc. per pint.
-There is on exhibition In tho windows of It.
Harris & Co., Soventh and D streets northwest,
thrco liandeomo silk banners, which wore pre
sented to Potomac Council No. i.'0. Jr. O. U. A. M.,
by its lady friends, December G, 18P0. These ban
ners represent tho motto of tho order, v., L., and
P. Virtue, Liberty, and Patriotism.
See what tho To-Kalon Company has to say
about wines this wcok. It will interest you.
Z On Tuesdny nlRht, December .10. a musical
entertainment will bo given for tho benefit of
the Children's Country Home at the Gramerey,
833 Vermont avenue.
The Washington Gas Company has ou exhi
bition a largo assortment of gas-lieatlnu stoves
which are lor sale at a modernto price. These
stoves nre very handy where n, lire is required ut
short notice. Go auuscothem.
Clara Kiup, n colored girl, fell in a fit last
night in one of the Metropolitan cars. She was
removed to Williams's drug store, attended by
Dr. Williams, and afterward removed to her
home, No. JX30 New Jersey avenue northwest.
SceOur JooSmith'3iid. He has somo jrood
things for New Year's.
Officer Kendall arrested last night a. ucirro
man named Charles Williams, while attempting
to dispose of a valuable diamond car-ring. He
could give no satisiuctory explanotion of how
ho became uosscsscd of the ring. The property
was identified at tho First Precinct as tho prop
erty of Miss Lizzie Uoop, of the Globe Theatre.
Now is tho time. Wo will pay big money for
gents' lirst-class second-hand clothing. Address
or call ut Justh's old stand, 017 D street n. w.
Secretary Proctor, of the War Department,
was enjoying tho sleighing ycBterdayin u line
double cutter drawn by two largo and powerful
bay horses. As tho Secretary alighted from tho
sleigh in front of Domonet's confectionary, tho
horses ran off, and upsetting tho vehicle, Injured
tho driver Internally. Ho was carried to hU
homo in another sleigh. Tho Secretary's cutter
was injured slightly.
Mrs. W. B. Crocker, the well-known and
popular milliner of Boston, Mass., will be at tho
Arlington Hotel on the Gth of January. 1891, with
an elegant assortment of millinery, wraps,
French costumes, boas, and muffs, which she
will have on exhibition for her many lady
friends. This lady is universally known nil over
New England for nor mugnillcent goods, and it
goes without saying that this superb collection
is of the highest character, and should command
the attention of lady buyers who are in search of
goods ot u unique design.
The John A. Logan Camp No. 2, Sous ot Vet
erans, has received an invitation from Depart
ment Commander M. E. Urcll, of tho G. A. It.,
asking them to participate in tho regular New
Year's Day reception at the White House, In
paying respects to President Harrison. Capt.
Conrad has issued ;i general order calling out
tho Sons of Veterans lor that important affair.
Those who have not seen tho gas heating
stoves should pay a visit to tho Washington Gas
Company. Their stock embraces a vast collec
tion of styles and designs, and those who are
looking for such an article will And these a very
useful household Ipleraent in case of an emer
TfGtiey.4'" " "
Frank Trusell, a well-known carpehter and
builder, was suddenly taken with congestive
chills at tho corner of Seventh and H streets lust
evening, and for n time it was thought ho was
dying. He&toratlvcs were given him and bo was
removed to his home, 1009 Second street north
east, in tho police ambulance.
One of tho most attractive places in tho city
is the shooiparlor of J. H. Moran, 431 Ninth
street northwest. Helms everything in tho lino
of footwear, of tho llnest quality and best work
manship, and in prices ho defies competition.
All goods warranted. Polite clerks in attend
ance. See nd. in another column.
Mrs. Sara ltobcy. a white woman of sixty,
while standing in front of the residence 745
Eighth streetsoutheast, slipped on tho ice and
sustained serious injuries. Sho broke her left
arm and wrenched her back in a very Ecrious
way. Dr. Stricklcr attended her.
Hnrr-win visited thu Now York Manicuro
Parlors 038 F street northwest, over Stnndiford's
drug store ? You can be treated by skilled lady
operators., graduates of the London Toilet Bazar.
Ueorgle Johnson, a colored girl, about
twenty-two years or age. was found early yes
terday moining wulking around tho city in a
demented condition. Olllcer Heller carried her to
the First Precinct, and later in the day, hercon
illtmii having become worse, sho was removed to
tho Inatna Asylum.
Office of Tho Washington Rlcctric Construc
tion Co., Washington. D. C, December 8, 1890.
You are respectfully informed that Tho Wash
ington Electrlo Construction Company, of 1225 V
street, northwest, have leased the premies C0n
Twelfth street northwest, having found their
present quarters too small to meet the demands
of their increasing business. They now havo
1,500 Equaro ieet of lloor space, and are more
than ever prepared to do any and all kinds of
electrical work, make tests, assist in experi
ments, and storo goods, besides carrying a lino
display of troods in tho main store. Washington
Electrie Construction Co. Telephone, No. 572-2.
Our attention has been called to tho nbovo curd,
and we tnko plcnsuro in presenting to our
readers tho names of tho gentlemen composing
tho linn. Messrs. C. W, Mcssner and C. S. Purdoe.
They are men oi sterling qualities and tho
roughly experienced in their business, botli
being practical electricians. Mr. Pardoo was
for several years the cleotrielan In charge of tho
United States cleetno light plant in thiB city.
Information was received at tho Ninth Pre
cinct yesterday that a dead man was in tho
shanty in tho rear of house C'35 B street north
east. Ou investigating itwos found that the
body was that of Wash Gillian, a choro boy, who
does work around tho markets. Exposuro and
exhaustion brought on congestive chills that
resulted in death.
Tho Washington branch of the Natlonul
Browing Company, under the management of
tho genial Charlie Fleishman, Is doing a thriving
business, and tho company can feel justly proud
that their interests are in tho hands ot' a3 popu
lar and reliable an agent as our jovlul Charlie.
Th beer ranks among tho best sold, and tho
evldcnco of its good qualities Is thu largo
amount consumed by tho lovers of this kind of n
Have you visited tho Gas Office and seen
their variety of gas-heating btoves? lfnotyou
should go at once, us It is a very clover device,
and the price is witiiiu tho reach of all.
Fasliionaulo Throat "Wear.
Fashion has her devotees by tho neck. Last
year, aud only a few months ago, in fact, there
was scarcely anything worn about the throat.
Sometimes only tho collar of tho dress fastened
by a gold pin. Now tho neck and throat adorn
ment la all of tho Parisian "fussy nature."
Everything is full and puffing. ltuchlngs aro
as popular as feathers, ribbons, or boa6, and
are In every stylo imaginable, white and silver,
gold and black, silver and black, corn-colored
net with black dots, and all black dotted net,
white- cropollsse with a pretty touch of pink or
yellow or red, and iu fact thero is every kind of
rucblug imaginable all exquisitely pretty or
very handsome and becoming, too, to almost
every lady. They carry one back iu imagination
to Sir Francis Bacou and Elizabeth, though they
are not by any means of tho Ellzabethau ruff
IjATE AllMY AND NAVY NOTES.
Leave of absence for four months on sur
geon's certificate of, disability lias been granted
Col. Joseph G. Tllford, Ninth Cavalry.
Leavo of absence for ono month, to take ef
fect about January 10, 1891, has been granted
First Lieut, llobert K. Evons, Twelfth Infantry.
First Lieut. Parker W. West, Third Cavalry,
has been ordered to repair without delay to
Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and report to tho
commanding ofllcer for duty nt that depot.
Second Lieut William II. Sago, Fifth In
fantry, lias been ordered to report to Lieut.
Col. Joseph C. Bally, assistant medical pur
veyor, president of tho examining board at
Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
First Lieut. Ogdcn Hafforty, assistant sur
Econ, has been rellovcd from duty at Fort Sam
Houston, Tex., and ordered to report to the
commanding ofllcer Camp Eaglo Pass, Tex.,
for duty at that station.
Lieut. Charles S. Fowler, Nineteenth In
fantry, lias been ordered to report to Lieut.
Col. John C. Bates, Twentieth infantry, presi
dent of tho examining board at Fort Leaven
worth, Kan., for promotion.
Col. Chauncy McKcevcr, assistant adjutant
general, has been ordered to proceed after
Jauuary 1, 1S01, to West Point, N. Y., and
make an inspection of thu Military Academy,
returning to his station In this city after tho
completion of his duty.
Tho following-named officers have been or
dered to report to Lieut. Col. M. Isaac D. Dc
Bussy, Fourteenth Infantry, president of the
examining board at tho Presidio of San Fran
cisco, Cal., for examination for promotion:
First Lieut. Charles J. Crane, adjutant Twenty
fourth Infantry; First Lieut. Edgar B. Robert
son, Ninth Infantry.
Mai. William II. Powell, Twcnty-Beconci In
fantry, has been detailed as a member of tho
board of officers at Washington Barracks, D.
C, for the examination of officers for promo
tion, vice Maj. Louis II. Carpenter, Fifth
Cavalry, rclioved. Tho following-named offi
cers have been ordered to report to Lieut. Col.
La Bhett Livingston, Third Artillery, president
of this examining board, for examination for
promotion: First Lieut. Levcn C. Allen, Six
teenth Infantry; First Lieut. Thomas G. Town
send, Sixth Infantry.
Capt. Carlo A. Woodruff, Third Artillery,
has been detailed as a member of tho board of
officers at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to take the
place of Capt. James Fornanco, Thirteenth In
fantry, for the purpose of examining artillery
officers only. Capt. Fornancc will continue as
a member of tho board for all other purposes.
First Lieut. Walter Howe, Fourth Artillery,
will report to this board for examination for
The Iroquois sailed from Honolulu Novem
ber 8 and arrived at Paugo Pango, Tutulia,
Samoan Islands, December 1.
Passed Assistant Engineer Harrie Webster
has been detached from his present duties and
ordered to duty in the Bureau ot Steam Engi
neering, 31st instant.
EFFECTS OF THE SNOW STORM.
rears of Floods After tho Blockade
Brooklyn lirldgo Cable Broken.
PiTTsnuito, Pa., Dec. 27. Specials from dif
ferent parts of West Virginia stato that snow
is still falling, aud now exceeds that of any
year since 1857. Reports from all up and
down-river districts show a fear of rain and
flood. All railroads are still laboring under
great disadvantages, with passenger trains
away behind time, and freights still blockaded.
Ni:w York, Dec. 27. Altogether thirteen
inches of snow, according to tho weather
bureau, fell in this city yesterday. There was
a great lot of snow on tho Brooklyn Bridge,
and tho cable broke this morning and caused
great delay in travel. Tho cars were run by
engines, on fifteen minutes' headway.
Fuiton'vii.U!, N. Y., Dec. 27. There is more
than a foot of snow in tho Mohawk Valley, and
the country roads are blocked this morning.
TitOY, N. Y., Dec. 27. Travel on the rail
roads in this section was seriously impeded by
yesterday's storm, all trains being late.
Remedy For Cure of Cancer.
San Fhancisco, Dec. 27. G. W. Grannis,
executor of tho estate of Mrs. Gen. George "W.
Cullum. deceased, has disposed of the residence
real estate in this city belonging to deceased,
and will shortly forward the proceeds, amount
ing to $40,000, to the New York Cancer Hos
pital. Tho value of the estate in this
city was originally $150,000, and $110,000
is already forwarded for the main
tenance of tho hospital in accordance with tho
wishes of the deceased, by whom It was
founded and whoso deuth was tho result of can
cer. Tho property hero was acquired by Gen.
Henry W. Ilallock in early days whilo Secre
tary of California. After his death , in 1872, his
widow married Gen. Cullum. Col. Grannis, as
executor of the estate, has had occasion to ex
amine Into the methods of treating cancer,
and In this connection it is stated
belloves he lias found in tho discovery of a San
Francisco physician a genuine remedy for tho
disease. The testimony of a number of persons
who havo been treated and cured has been
taken, and three pronounced cases of cancer
from tho Now York Hospital aro now ou tho
way to San Francisco iu chargo of a prominent
surgeon from New York to be operated upon
and to decide whether tho treatment shall bo
introduced Into the New York Hospital.
Hotel Burned l)y Incendiaries.
l'LATTsnuita, N. Y Dec. 27. The Mount
Porter House, located at Keeno Valloy, was
burned to ashes at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.
Tho hotel was owned by New York capitalists
aud muniiged by Mr. James Holt. Tho flro is
believed to havo been of incendiary origin.
Killed by Ruralnr.s,
Ciiicaoo, Dec. 27. Saloon-keeper Frank
Brown was found dead behind his bar this
morning, shot through tho heart. Tho theory
is that burglars wore at work in tho money
drawer, that ho surprised them, and that they
Speoio Exports and Imports.
New Youk, Dec. 27. Exports of specie from
this port last week, 182,801, of which $20,401
was iu gold. All tho gold went to South
America und all tho silver to Europe. Imports
of specie, $3,039,1)98, of which $3,017,407 was in
- . . -
Serious Outlioealc of Small-Pox.
Br.itLiN, Dec. 37, Thero is a serious outbreak
of small-pox at tho seapoittown of Hadersle
ben. Sovcral deatbB havo occurred.
Senator Hearst's Illness,
Senator Hearst's physician reported last night
that there Is no change Iu tho Seuator's con
dition. Tho tasteless, vacant wafer has disappeared
from tho 5 o'clock tea, and very thin slices of
toast, npreau with caviare or anchovy paste,
:s:"v:e totj o-tj
AHEAD OP SOLOMON.
Tho Sultan of Turlcoy Is tlio l'osscssor of
Kievon Hundred Wives.
Chleaco Evening Post.
Thero is a pretty general belief In this world
that Solomon was tho king bee polvgamist
known to history. According to B. B. Valen
tine, tho accomplished litterateur, who recently
returned from a visit to Turkoy, tho Sultan can
see Solomon with his 700 wives and 300 concu
bines to boot and go him 100 better. "Tho
statement will no doubt prove startling to
many," Mr. Valentino remarked over his break-
ast coffee at the Kicholleu this morning, "but
I have it from such hlj;h authority us to leavo
no doubt of its authenticity in my mind that
tho Sultan is tho proud possessor of 1,100 wives.
Of course, this number, owing to deaths, 6ales,
purchases, etc., fluctuates a trifle during tho
year, but tho balance Is above, qulto as fre
quently if not rnoro than it Is below, so thut
1,100 may bo 6ald to bo a conservative average.
"It is ulso a fact," Mr. Valentino continued,
as he pushed his cup away, lit a cigar and leaned
back iu his chair, "it is also a fact that in the
harem of the Sultan thero aro a considerable
number of French and English women; as to
an American element I can't say. Tho agents
of tho Sultan aro iu the capitals of tho Continent
constantly looking out for recruits to their sov
ereign's household. And ilfo in tho royal harem
i6 ono which has mauy temptations for a wonmu
without means, but possessing a 6trong desiro
for ease and luxury. Asa member of tho harem
she will have slaves to wait on her, and, 6avo
being denied visits from tho opposito sex, sho
may enjoy liorself pretty much as her fancy dic
tates. Moreover, once entering tho harem does
not necessarily imply that 6ho must always
remain a member, for should 6ho express a wish
to bo roleased it is more thau likely, particulaily
so if sho be a foreigner, her wish will bo
"It not Infrequently happens that tho recruits
sent by tho Sultan's orders fall to satisfy tho
epicurean tasto of His Majesty, und when such
Is tho caso they remain until traded off to somo
other harem owner of less dignity. Sometimes,
too, tho Sultan gets tired of a wlfo, or a wife
gets tired of him. Then also atrado Is effected,
and she exchanges places with a member of
auother harem. You see, haying so many wives,
tho Sultan looks upon them much as a fancy
stock raiser would regard his herd of cattlo, and
disposes of them accordingly. Still, tho Sultau
should not bo considered cruel. To bo sure, ho
doesn't want scolds in his harem or women disa
greeablo to him, and ho trades them off to their
satisfaction just as much, probably, as to his.
But when they bocouio sick or old they aro not
turned adrift. On tho contrary, they are at
tended to qulto as carefully as you could de
sire. So that, all thiugs considered, llfo in a
harem does not seem to tie tho worst fate after
OUR YERY LARGE CHRISTMAS TRADE.
LEATHEE & PLUSH SETS,
812-814 SEVENTH STREET NORTHWEST.
of our Great January
WOMEN IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR.
They Aro Much More Patient and Sonslblo
Now York Sun.
"Really tho wonderful progress of dentistry
iu tho past few years is entirely owing to tho
patience and good sense of women," insisted
the dentist. "A woman will bear without a
quiver the most intense pain, that would send a
man flying out of tho chair with a string of in
vectives that would make everything blue; and
not only that, but she will submit to tedious
operations that require hours of suffering in
their completion. A man comes flying into tho
office and expects his teeth put iu order in about
the time necessary to black his boots. Ho
fusses aud fidgets, rushes off to keep an ap
pointment before you havo half finished, and
you don't see him again for two or thrco years,
when ho comes In to cheerfully announco that
dentists aro of no earthly uso, and his teeth aro
as bad as they would have beon if you hadn't
touched them. Now, a wonmu sees to it that
her teeth aro kept constantly In order. In the
first place sho has tho good sense to understand
that sho saves herself a heap of pain and mouey
by frequent visits to her dentist; and In tho sec
ond place her dainty instincts prompt her to
avoid tho uncleanllness of decayed molars.
You can't help being a llttlu more careful about
uurung wuon a nuio, 6iun, iioiiciuo woman
only shuts her hands silently uudcr tho torture,
thau when a big, powerful man kicks things all
to pieces and splutters and fumes because you
put a rubbor dam over his mouth. And you
can't help doing better work for a rational,
sensible woman who don't expect to bo soothed
into a siesta in a dontlst's chair and sits still un
der tho pain than for a man who is uuver reason
able No. I've no admiration for tho lords of
creation (of which 1 am ono through tho dispen
sation of a Providence over which 1 have no
control) when In tho dentist's chair. I frankly
admit that I cater to woman's custom, and am
looking forward to tho day when my pile will
bo largo enough to warrant my writing uudor
my doorplate, "No men need apply.' "
Swindler Released on Hail.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. George F. Work,
who was arrested about two weeks ago on tho
charge of rehypothecating 6tock aud conspiracy
to cheat aud defraud tho stockholders aud
others interested In tho Bank of America aud
tho American Life Iusurance Company, and
who, in default of $12,500 bail, has been in
prison since, was released to-day, having finally
secured bail in that amount, when Work was
first arrested ho was held by tho magistrate be
fore ho was given a hearing iu $20,000 bail. His
counsel succeeded in haviug this sum, reduced
by Judgo Keed, slttlug in tho court of quarter
sessions, to $12,500, ou the grouud that $20,000
was excessive ball.
Muslin Underwear Sale.
Tho Theory Upon Which It Operates nnrt
tho Microbes Which Aro Introduced.
English Illustrated Muerazlne.
Tho most familiar form of protective inocula
tion is ordinary vaccination, in which a compar
atively small number of tho microbes arc intro
duced into tho system, there to multiply abun
dantly and to effect somo change, possibly to
remove somo necessary food material, so that
the system will no longer favor tho growth of
tho samo orgaulsm if it subsequently gain ac
cess. Tho system thus becomes protected by
having supported a crop of organisms, and is
incapablo of maintaining a second, immunity
from tho particular disease being thus secured
for a longer or shorter period of time in the fu
ture. It has, however, been found that protec
tion may be secured in tho case of some diseases
without iuoculatlng tho living organism at all,
but by introducing only a certain quantity of its
products on successive occasions and In iucreas- -ing
quantities. In this case tho protection ob
viously depends upou accustoming tho systoni
to tho particular poison, just as persons may by
practice beeomo accustomed to taking doses of
arsenic or opium which would prove immedi
ately fatal to ordiuary people. Considerations
of this kind havo led Pasteur to devise tho sys
tems of preventive inoculation for anthrax, for
chicken cholera, and moro recently for tho terrl
blo hydrophobia, which is doubtless a dlscaso
produced ly microbes, although as yet undis
covered. Pooil for Dogs.
St. Louis Globo-Democrat.
Dogs should bo fed in uccordaueo with what
they aro intonded to do. A lighting dog should
bo fed with raw beef and blood, a diet that
makes him savage, and which has tho samo
effect on a flghtlnc cock. Hunting dogs, on
the contrary, 6hould never bo allowed to tasto
blood, for it win glvo them un appotlto for raw
flesh, and will sometimes lead them to steal tho
game. Tho best food for hunting and house
dogs is the beef crackling that comes from the
rendering works. It is thoroughly cooked, aud
contains enough oleaginous matter to bo nutri
tious. With some kind of coarse bread it keeps
tho dog m good physical condition, does not
stupefy or make him dull, aud is cheap enough
to make it a point to buy it for dog feed.
Indiscretions of a Young Banker.
London, Dec. 27. Tho false reports as to tho
suspension of Messrs. Pixloy & Abell, bullion
brokors of this city, arose from tho fluaucial
iudl6crotious of a youthful member of the Arm,
who has siuco retired. Tho Arm's credit is uu
impaired, and tho Koiluchilds aud other banks
ttunouuco themselves to bo satlslled with tho
stability of the Messrs. Pixloy ite Abell.
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