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"Washington, Sdnday, August 10, 1991.
It seems to hare ben hot enough for every
body In the early part of the week.
No official confirmation of the report
that Mr. Harrison means to withdraw from
the Presidential contest in favor of Mr. Blaine
has yet been sent out from Cape May. What
do the wild waves say about it?
Major McKinlet ought to feel happy.
According to recent reports from Germany,
his bill has affected certain lines of manufac
tures there so seriously that the cheap-coat
and dress-weailng German workmen and
workwomen will 60on be hardly able to wear
any coats or dresses at all. This is something
a Christian statesman should be proud of.
.- . m I- II..
Washington business men are wise in
beginning preparations for next year's Grand
Army Encampment without the loss of a day.
There Is little danger they will be completed
any too early, and If they are, no harm will
be done. On the other band, if through
dilatorine6s we should not be ready to take
care of the veterans when they cone, all the
rest of the country would cry, "We told
Sous wag is circulating a small pamphlet
entitled "Anti-Cleveland," burlesquing with
amusing mock-frenzy the methods of the
more malicious and cowardly enemies of the
ex-President. The pamphlet Is as bare of
name, sign or indication by which Its author,
printer or origin might be discovered as a
burglar's kit of tools. The writer, whoever
he may bo, has a grotesque fancy, for he as
sures the Democratic public that a secret
oath-bound organization of anti-Cleveland
Democrats is in existence, conducting a tre
mendous propaganda to prevent the renom
ination of the ex-President. This 6ecret or
ganization, the public is assured, has its
grips, pass-words, etc., and the inferenco is
that its members have pledged their lives,
their fortunes, and whatever honor they may
have to defeat Cleveland. The pamphlet is a
clever burlesque on tho sort of anti-Cleveland
talk heard among Democratic politicians to
whom the ex-President failed to give offices
when he was In tho White House.
In an article In "The Cllmatologist," a new
medical journal published in Philadelphia,
Dr. Alfred L. Loomis takes a decidedly favor
able view of the utility of Koch's tuberculin
as an aid to the cure of consumption. Dr.
Loomis has devoted himself specially to dis
eases of the throat and chest, and bis reputa
tion in this department is equaled by that of
few other American physicians, so that his ut
terances as to tho value of Koch's discovery
must ue given special weight. Dr. Loomis
reports bis observations on thirteen cases of
pulmonary tuberculosis treated with Koch's
tuberculin at Bellevue Hospital. Of the
thirteen cases, two died. In all the others
there was more or less improvement. Sum
ming up the cases, Dr. Loomis says: "In con
clusion I venture to state that a longer and
more careful experience i6 required for the
proper and safe use of this agent than for that
of any other therapeutical agent that has been
given to the profession; that while the expec
tations of Professor Koch may not bo fully
realized, I believe that after this agent has
passed through the sittings of careful and ex
perienced clinicians, it will take a permanent
place among the kids for the cure of pulmon
The fact that his work was done, and that
all that was best in his mind and soul has been
given to the world In his exquisite prose and
verse, does not lessen the sorrow felt at his
death by those who could appreciate the char
acter and the work of James Russell Lowell.
While he lived, though he had ceased to labor,
there was a consciousness far away from his
actual presence that the age was made more
brilliant by his existence, and his death fall6
on the world like the setting of a great star,
Lowell was greater, as Edmund Clarence
Stedman points out, as an all-round llterateur
than as a poet; but as a man, an American,
he was greater still. He was truly the highest
type of American, taking an enlightened in
terest in all the questions of the day that
affected the nation and the race, and allowing
no partisan or other prejudices to narrow his
sympathies or pervert bis judgment. His
eminence as a literary man gave him a vast
influence for good among the young men of
the nation who are not wholly surrendered to
worship of the almighty dollar. Whatever
political or semi-political activity he has
shown and whatever public utterances ho has
made of late years havo all deprecated the
blind partisanship and tho unscrupxilous
methods which now characterizes our poll
tics. Ho was a strong, broad, keen-sighted
American, a groat artist in every department
of literature ho essayed, and an accomplished
man of tho world.
Rev. John Moncurc, of West Virginia, was
in tho city last wcok.
Mr. John O. Colo and Mr. J. It. Hunter are
registered at Ocean City.
Mr. Georgo J. Easterdiy is spending 6omo
time at Grove Beach with his family.
Mr. L. C. Justice, of Ilarowood avenue, Lo
Droit Park, left ou Thursday for Old Point
Mr. R. H. Finney has left for a tour of five
weekB' duration through tho principal cities
of the North.
Mr. J. P. Koy6ton, of tho Lincoln Hotel,
left for Boston on Wednesday, to accept a
position in that city.
Secretary Foster resumed his duties at the
Treasury Department yesterday after his two
weeks' vacation In Ohio.
Mr. E. M. Davis has returned to the city
after an absence of several weeks pleasantly
spent at leading summer resorts.
Mr. Henry Andrews, of Dayton, Ohio, left
for his homo ou Wednesday after a visit of
two weeks to relatives In this city.
Mr. A. W. Mallory will leave Tuesday for
Now York, where ho will join his family, and
with them make a tour of the summer re
sorts. Mr. J. Richard Green, of Norfolk, on re
turning from a visit to St. Louis, Mo., paid
his parents In this city a brief visit on Thurs
day. Mrs. M. D. Lockwood struck the Hotel tent
Powtomac, at Glen Echo, on Friday morning,
and has returned for tho season to Strathmore
Mre. Eliza Hennen Gales Ramsay, widow of
the late Major-General George D Ramsay, of
the Army, died here yesterday in the 77th year
of her age.
President Harrison yesterday signed a cer
tificate of merit awarded to Sergeant Z. T.
Woodall, of Company I, Sixth Cavalry, for
gallant conduct during a fight with Indians at
Washita River, Tex.
Mrs. Helen J. Durfee, of 1710 F street,
Secretary Department of the Potomac, W. R.
C, returned from Detroit last week suffering
from a sprained ankle and has been confined
at her home ever since. The accident to Mrs.
Durfee occurred so soon after her arrival in
Detroit that she had very slight opportunity
to seo the sights of the city, but was able to
attend the dally sessions of the National En
campment of the W. R. C. in which 6he took
a prominent part. As the charming invalid
of the occasion she was the recipient of many
attentions, particularly on the return trip, at
the bands of tho!comrades. Her quarters In
the Pullman were decorated with floral
tributes, and really that which might have
been deemed a misfortune was in a sense a
source of no small amount of enjoyment.
Freemasonry of Beard.
A man with a long beard always makes the
acquaintance of other men with long beards.
Their beards are the only common friends
they need, and no man with such a beard will
ever suspeet evil of another man with a long
beard. Thousands of dollars have been bor
rowed with nothing but a beard for security.
The acquaintance generally begins in the same
"A fine day, sir." says one long-bearded
man to the other. (They have been glancing
at each other for some time In a friendly sort
of way.) The other makes a casual reply about
"Good weather for whiskers to grow," says
the first, jocularly.
"That's a fact," 6ays the other; "how long
have you been growing 't "
"Ju6t seventeen years last Thanksgiving."
"Well, I beat you by a year and a half."
Then they compare measurements, and from
that time they get on famously. This Is as
good a means of Introduction as being very
fat. Did you ever notice how quickly two fat
men get acquainted, and from comparing
weights advance all to all sorts of friendly
It Blade tho Prince Smile.
From tbe German.
Charles V., in 1549, had homage paid to his
son Philip, but the gloomy Prince, who had
been brought up with 8panlsh severity, found
no pleasure at the merry feasts given at this
occasion. Then the people of Brussels devised
a plan that moved Philip's seriousness. On a
wagon which was in tho parade given in Phil
ip's honor there was an organ, the pipes of
which consisted of receptacles wherein cats of
different ages and voices were imprisoned.
Their tails were joined to the keyboard, so that
when tho organist, who was dressed as a bear,
piayea, immeuiatciy an inuescrioame cat
chorus was heard, as tbe boys dressed as mon
keys, dogs and little bears, danced about. The
multitude fairly rolled with wild laughter at
this performance and even the gloomy Philip
could not repress a smile. It was said later
that this was the only smile that the Nether
landers ever saw on his face.
For His Starring Children.
The other day a crowd of men and boys
gathered on a corner of Cedar street, Lewis
ton. One man pulled a silver watch from his
pocket that was worth about $35. From an
other pocket he fished up a dozen matches.
"I'll give this watch," he said, "to whoever
will hold a match in his thumb and finger,
blaze down, till it burns up completely."
One fellow tried It and dropped the match
when it began to burn. Another, and still
another did the same. Then came one who
was out of work and had a wife and little
babies at home. He took tho match and held
It till it was charred between thumb and
finger and the nails on the finger and thumb
were burned up. "Why did you do that for a
watch ?" asked some one. "Ob, I must have
money, and a burn is better than seeing one's
little children starve," he answered, as he
walked oil with the watch.
A New Version.
Wanny runs the Sunday school,
And runs it fairly well;
Levi tried to run the bar,
Just how we needn't tell.
Baby runs the White House,
Witb his cousins and his aunts;
And since Ben went away,
The papers say,
They've dressed the Kid In pants.
A LOOK AT SARATOGA.
Much of Its Old Time Glory
My dear Louise: While "on tho wing" I
made a phort stay at Saratoga. Though I
cannot truthfully say that Ichabod is yet
written over tho lonely spot, still Its ancient
glories arc dimmed if wo arc to bcllovo tra
dition, oral ami written. These tell us that
timo was when tho gayeties of Saratoga
surpassed those of Newport in brilliancy. Tho
elect of fashion as a rule now turn to Saratoga
a cold shoulder. Tho events of the present
season are confined almost exclusively to en
tertainments gotten up for "sweet charity's
sake." Tho pet project this year is to ralso
funds to build a hospital. For this humane
project Mrs. Walter Hanlon and Mrs. Man
ning got up a series of exquisitely beautiful and
artistic tableaux, tho many protty girls at
Saratoga furnishing tho material for these
lovely living pictures. Mi6S Manning fairly
set nil the men wild with admiration of her
beautiful face and form. As sbo appeared in
tho first tableau, "The Minuet," with Miss
Southgate, another awfully-fetching girl, tho
audience settled down to see the thing
through, hoping there would bo "more of
it" or rather, of them. While there is con
siderable cottage life at Saratoga, tho big
hotels are far from being ovcnwell filled.
Among tho familiar faces was that of Miss
Helen Ohl, of Philadelphia, who spends her
winters in this city, where she has a largo
circle of friends. Miss Ohl is tho owner of
a cottage at the summer capital, Cape May
Point, but she has a fondness for Saratoga,
whore sho spends a part of each summer.
One thing very noticeable at Saratoga is the
fine array of dowagers, elegantly and expen
sively gotten up, who seem to belong to
nobody and nobody belongs to them. On
festive occasions they form a fine dado
agalu6t the wall, lending solidity as well as
brilliancy to an entertainment. They wear
jewels galore, and from their placid counte
nances" one would say their pathways
lay among tho roses. As for ages
that Is a conundrum. Possibly they were
wise in their generation and pre
vented the track of the incipient wrinkles
and care lines by utterly refusing to dwell or
even think of the troubles of life. For I take
It for granted you have heard of tho latest
preventative of time's traces that Is, to avoid
all conversation, or even thought, if possible,
about one's individual woes. It is said that
catB grow old with unwrinkled brow proba
bly because they are denied the gift of speech,
and so cannot -dwell with their kind in
friendly convorse on tho particular evils that
beset them particularly those of a physical
nature. Did you over notice how prone hu
manity Is to give a full and most minute ac
count of ju6t when the pain left or the fever
came on T Steele Bays: "It is a wonderful
thing that bo many, and they not reckoned ab
surd, should entertain those with whom they
converse, by giving them the history of their
pains and aches, and imagine such narrations
their quota of the conversation."
The new gospel of beauty must have been in
vented by some martyr to his friends' recitals.
May it spread far and wide and find many be
lievers l A heaitn resort is tbe place of all
others where one must hear of "the Ills that
flesh Is heir to," and I could write a chapter
on diseases from what I learned at Saratoga.
Mrsi Hicks-Lord and her fascinating niece,
Miss Schenck, were about to say farewell to
the springs when I arrived. Miss Schenck,
who is charming in face and manner, was un
doubtedly tho bello of the place, and went off
with any number of scalps dangling from her
Mrs. Hicks-Lord took her lovely charge to
Lake George. Mrs. General C. H. T. Collls,
authoress of "A Woman's Trip to Alaska," is
one of the notabilities established at the
Grand Union; her bosom friend, the Russian
Princess Engalitchoff, is another' celebrity
passing the season at Saratoga. The Gor
man's are, of course, people of great interest.
Mrs. John Kelly and her sister, Miss Mullan,
both formerly of Washington, with their
niece, Miss Cleary, of Washington, are pass
ing the summer at Saratoga. Tho President
will Be there this coming week, and all are
looking forward to his advent as the event of
May Is at Bar Harbor, and she writes me
that Mrs. Wilmerding and Mrs. Phil Sheridan
havo re-entered the gay world, having ap
peared at one or two balls. I am told It is
not unlikely that Mrs. Sheridan may soon
change her name for that of a distinguished
Penusylvanian. While on the subject of en
gagements I must tell you that Miss Rachel
Sherman's engagement to Dr. Paul Thorndyke,
of Boston,hos just been announced. Miss Lizzie
will soon be the only unmarried one of the late
general's daughters. The most exciting Bocial
topic in Washington during these "dog days"
Is the Mlller-Mosby affair, which 16 being very
thoroughly di6cuesed. Ever yours, Alice.
Beechnut and Chestnut Flour.
Experiments in tho botanic garden of Turin,
Italy, proves that both tho beech and the wild
chestnut can be Improved by cultivation so as
to yield nuts nearly thrice the 6ize of tho
spontaneous products. Considering the fact
that a nutritive bread can be made from nut
flour (polenta, as the Sardinians call it) it
seems possible that In overpopulated countrlos
the food problem will be solved by the sub
stitution ox nut trees tor cereals. A ureau
yleldlng tree of the species named would out
live wheat 200 times, After reaching maturity
its yield per acre would far exceed that of the
most prolific cereals. It would save the
trouble of plowing, weeding, and fertilizing,
harvesting would become a woodland picnic,
our breadstuff plantations would furnish us
fuel in winter and berries in spring and would
shelter swarms of insect-destroying birdB.
Woodlands, moreover, prevent draughts, and
their extension would recover many a lost
paradise in tbe Mediterranean coast lands,
Language Reflects Material Character.
From the German.
The language of a people reflects its charac
ter. The Arabian, feared as a powerful war
rior, possessed almost a thousand significa
tions for the word "sword." Lichtenburg
gives 158 German expressions for the English
one "to get drunk." The French have num
berless words for "dance" and "song." In
contrast with this It is striking that the He
brew language possesses no word for the
English 'rper cent.," which proves that
Jews became tradespeople rather late.
Absorbed Some of Ills Spirits.
1'assenKer (to elevator boy)-Jobnny,I notice
the elevator goes a good deal faster when
General Cornrye gets in. Is he interested in
Johnny No, he's always so full of spirits that
I can hardly stop it on a hot day. See ?
THE NEW FRENCH MINISTER.
The Distinguished Diplomatic Career of
Courier Des EtnH Unit
A Paris dispatch reports the appolntmont
of M. Patcnotro to tho post of Minister
Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of
Franco to Washington in placo of M. Hous
ton, 6ont to tho French embassy at Madrid.
Tho Fronch Government undoubtedly wished
to give an ovidence of its high consideration
for tho United States in choosing as tho repre
sentative of tho republic at. Washington one
of tbo most distinguished of our diplomatic
officials. M. Patonolrc was French Minister
in Sweden in 1880. From there tho French
Government sent him In chargo of tho lega
tion at Peking, whore ho had, two years later,
to fulfill a mission requiring tho highest dip
lomatic qualities. It was M. Patcnotro who
negotiated on Juno 11, 1885, tho Tion-Tsin
treaty, which put an end to tho difficult com
plications existing between Franco and
China, and which settled tho Au
nam and Tonking question. During
Boveral years M. Patcnotro liad to deal with a
situation rendered extremely delicate through
tho obstacles offered to tho pacification of tbo
Tonking provinces on tho Chinese border, and
also through tho ever-recurring1 obstacles op
posed to tho delimitation of tho now French
possessions In Indo-Chlua. Amid those diffi
culties of au exceptional character M. Patc
notro distinguished himself by a tact and a
firmness which havo conquered for him the
respect of overybody in Franco and abroad.
M. Pateuotre, appointed Fronch Minister to
Morocco, has rendered more services In a
country where Fronch interests are constantly
threatened by English rivalry. To him
Is duo the recent conclusion of a
commercial treaty with tho Moorish
Sultan, which insures to Franco several
advantages and privileges of such a naturo
that they will consolidate her influence in that
region, where her policy leans toward a grad
ual extension In tho direction of the western
part of our Algerian territory. To sum up
the personality of M. Patenotre we do not
doubt it will be welcome at Washington. He
will do honor to our country, and contribute
still more to strengthen tho bonds of mutual
esteem and affection between the two great
UNIQUE -VALiL. PAPER.
It Is CompoBod of Envelopes from a
Young Lady's Correspondents.
"Our house is all topsy turvey. The paper
hangers are working in every room but one."
said a Prospect avenue girl last night.
"And why one exception ?" asked tho young
man whose feot were dangling from the
veranda rail and who assumes to ask questions
on all subjects. "Why don't you make a clean
sweep of It and paper the whole house ?"
"Papered the other room myself."
"You did? cried four voices at once.
"Yes, and every one of you furnished part
of the material. Come along all of you and
I'll show you."
There was the room and Burely it was oddly
decorated. The four walls were papered with
envelopes addressed In all manner, of hands
and with postmarks from New York to San
Francisco. .- -
For two years this maJflen,r,so original,
saved all the envelopes which brought her
letters and when she had venough she took a
pot of paste and covered tier walls.
Tho letters were pasted on In tbe order of
their coming and made quite a serial story.
They are all shades and sizes and of several
tints, and one can easily trace the regular
malls from her constant correspondents, whllo
here and there Is one which ha6 some special
One In black border is from a dear college
chum, whose mother had just died, and not
far away Is one which brought the tidings of
a happy marriage of another chum in distant
The owner of this collection would not
change It for any wall-paper Buffalo could
furnish or import.
A SHREWD GERMAN SERVANT.
She Wanted to Know the Standing of Her
American Employers Before Coming.
An Incident happened the other day that
will make a smile run over tho faces of people
in Lowell society. A Lowell family now In
Europe, whose social standing is the best, and
whose financial standing is the envy of many,
engaged a clover young lady In Vienna to act
as governess in tho family, to tutor tho chil
dren. This young woman, Miss Elizabeth
Hoffman, has served in a similar capacity in
the family of Prince Bismarck, and she wanted
to be sure that everything was all right before
she hazarded her fortunes in America.
Through the German consul in Boston the
necessary Inquiries were mado under tho seal
of the German Empire of Mayor Fifield. His
Honor smiled when he read the letter, and
wrote a reply vouching for the family in every
way, and advising the fair Viennese that she
might safely trust herself to the Lowell peo
ple with the certainty of getting her cash
regularly nnd without the danger of having
to associate with any detrimental social ele
ments. This is changing things with a ven
geance, and when people have got to show
their character before their servants will hire
with them it begins to look as though the
millennium was coming.
Automatic Hot Water Fountains.
. The automatic slot machine has proved a
distinct success in Paris. In front of tho Paris
School of Medicine is a self-acting fouutain,
where a pail of hot water may be had for a half
penny. There are always a number of women
of the neighborhood crowding round this
novel kind of thermal spring, waiting to take
their turn, and in winter cabmen como there
to fill their warming pans. The Municipal
Council has just recognized tho utility of this
system of hot water distribution by granting
to its Inventor a concession for fifteen years to
set up eighty of these hot water fountains In
different parts of Paris.
Mistaken in Mourning.
Feathers are not mourning. Jet, even if it
be dull, is not mourning. Lace Is not mourn
ing, and, except the ribbon used to tie your
bonnet, ribbon as a decoration is certainly
not permissible when mourning Is worn, All
thesethlngs are allowable with black, which
is assumed from one to three mouths, but
their use when ono is wearing crape is in ex
tremely bad taste.
A Sure Cure for Hiccough.
A very good authority gives as a yery sim
ple remedy for hiccough; a lump of sugar
saturated with vinegar. In ten cases, tried
as au experiment, it 6topped hiccough In nine.
WELL WORTH READING.
Books That Are Instructive
Think of a thine, in this ngc of infinite howb
paper and literary nctlvlty thai has never been
writteu upl To ono who has oven u casual
knowledge of the vast uumbora of books that
pour annually from tho presses of tho worlcVit
seems almost incredible that any subject can
have escaped exhaustive treatment not only in
books, but in the moKazlnes nnd newspapers.
Yot hero is au issuo of Putuum's "Story of the
NatlbnB" series, whloh, lor the ilrsttime in nuy
language, gives anything liko a complete nnd
reliablo history of Portugal. Mr. H. Morso
Stephens Is tho author or tho work, which is
well illustrated with pictures of Portuguese
sovereigns and writers, buildings and plnccs
and accompanied by u clearly-printed map..
Tho standing of tho writer is n guarantee that
tho literary work is well done. Mr. Stopheno
gave much orlglnnl research to elftinir tho fuctB
of Portuguese history from tho legends, looso
statements and actual falsehoods of tho old
chroniclers, and tho outcome bears the unmis
takable ImpresB of impartiality and truth.
And persons who havo heretofore only glanced
carelessly over tho stupid volumes oxtant about
Portugal, will on taking this up bo surprised
to find wbnt an interesting story the Portu
guese have had aud what an import
ant part they havo played in their day In tho
history of the world. Brcntnno has "Tho Story
of Portugal" on sale.
South African llfo has inspired tho writing of
n number of delightful and rcmarkablo bookB
in the last few years. There is nothing spe
cially remarkable about tho latest South Afri
can book, "Homo Life on an Ostrich Fnrm,"
but to people who love naturo nnd pet animals
it will prove as interesting as any of tho South
African books of recent years. Tho author,,
named in the title page as Annlo Martin, is a
clever writer, keenly observant of all tbnt.
goes on about her, and full of kindly sympa
thy, with un especial kuuok of attaching pet
animals to her. To these eho devotes some of
the most entertaining chop tors of the bookv
describing their trloks, characters, and habits
with a great deal of quiot humor. Some of her
South African pets wore decidedly queer crea
tures. The description of tho management of
the ostrich farm, tbo peculiarities of tho birdB,.
and how they are cared for is all written in a.
gossipy stylo, interspersed with incident and
anecdote that relievo It of any suspicion of
dryness. The book is well illustrated witb re
productions of photographs. It is on sale at
It is like a draught of pure, cool water after
a surfeit of wine to come on ono of Uoimburg'e.
stories amid the sensational nnd mostly sala
cious flood of foreign fiction which the trans
lators are now pouring out for ub. The atmos
phere of Heimburg's books is always whole
some and bracing. There is nothinir neurotic
hysterical or overwrought about them. Yet
they deal with men and womou wbp are real
and of. the times, and they toll deeply inter
esting stories with forco and literary finish.
"Misjudged," the latest Hoimburg novel
translated by Mrs. J. W. Davis nnd published
by the Worthingtons in tho International
series, is rather above thun below the standard
of excellence commonly attained by tbiB
author. For sale at Bullantyno's.
How a Curious Chicago Ordinance Will
One of the things wWch will be visible to
people who go to Chicago during the World's
Fair will be a line of "Columbian coaches,"
whereof the conductors will be in every case
neatly uniformed young women. They will
wear snug-fitting braided jackets and bell
punches swung around their necks, and caps
something like tho yachting headgear of 1891:
And they will be at work long before 1893, too.
Mr. James L. Dyer is tho designer of tho
Columbian coaches. He is no more than or
dinarily gallant, perhaps, but very practical.
Chicago has a curious provision that no
vehicle can be run on tho boulevards without
a lady aboard. The object of this ordinance
is to keep the boulevards forpleasure driving
to keep off business wagons and drays on tbe
one hand and fast trotters driven by "horsey'7
men on tho other. As Mr. Dyer says; "I can
ride down Michigan boulevard on a load of
hay if I have a lady with mo, but I can't make
the same trip alone in a grocer's delivery
wagon. During tho World's Fair it will be
absolutely necessary to utilize tho boulevards
for passenger traffic, and wo propose to evade
an unjust ordinance by carrying our 'lady
passengers' in the shape of conductors.
Music on Tap in Hotoln.
Ono of tho most wonderful of Bellamy's
conceptions has come to bo realized in short
order through tho latest application of tho
telephone. In a Southern hotel, instead of an
electric push button, every room will have a
telephone connected with tho office. Guests
will be able to communicate not only with tho
office, but with their friends in other rooms at
will. A large orchestrion haB been placed in
the large music roof of tbo hotel, and any
guest in his room cau, by merely telephoning,
to the office, be connected with thl6 instru
ment and have tho music transmitted to him
in full volume. Each guest will have a copy
of tho programme for the afternoon or even
ing concert, and can thus take his choice of
Wagner or Strauss, according to his taste,
hearing just as much or just ns little as he
"Who You 'Ludln At '
The dispatch sent out from Washington
that an attempt would be made during the
present month to rob tbe public treasury by a.
strong, determined band of men organized for
that purpose, Is supposed to bo news. The
fact is, however, that there always is at Wash
ington a "strong, determined band of men"
organized for the purpose of looting the treas
ury, and they generally succeed, too, without
starting fires in tho different parts of Wash
ington to divert the attentlou of the watch
men. Tho AVasbington correspondents must
be very hard up for news when they send out
facts that are so old and well known as that.
Excursion Tickets to Ocean City.
The B. A O, It. It. has placed on sale excur
sion tickets from AVashington to Ocean City
at rates of $3 and $0.35 for the round trip, the
former good for four days from date of sale,
and tho latter good until August 81. Tralus
leave Washington at 7:30 a. m. and 4:28 p. m.
daily except Sunday.
"Fau6t Beer" is pure.