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WASHINGTON, -D. C, AUGUST 6, 1895.
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ciety. TAKE THE TIMES WITH YOU.
Summer Outings Will Not Bo En
Joyed Unless It Goes Along.
Ttio Niiinmer tldo of pleasnre and
Iiealth-aeekor has set In toward
mountains, springs and seashore;
No plans for the season's ontlng will
bo compIote.unlH.is The Times Is In
cluded among tbe necessaries.
Men and women may go from town
to leave care behind, but those who
would keep their finger on tho pub
lic liaise, or bo abreast ot tbe world's
happenings, or. Indeed, who need u
golden link between themselves uud
the wblrllglif ot time these must
huvif Tho Times sent dally to their
sylvan or seaside retreat.
WASHINGTON AS AN ART CENTER.
August and September are months wben
the bey-day in the h'ced of artists grows
riotous and when they court naturo with
oil tbe ardor of a sincere and passionate
lover. Washington studios are almort
deserted. Only thofe few linger who have
work in hand which cannot well be de
It is a Joyous end gentle mob of mon
and women, youths and maidens, who are
now afield transferring with magic brush
to lasting canvas the treasures of woods
and marsh, mountain and beach. Never
before has there been so general an exodus
ot mature and amateur as this scar, and
they are certain to return with sketches
and studies which will not only add to
their own reputation, but also to the fame
ofWashiiigtonasagrowingarl center, when
completed and put upon public exhibition.
Washington's rapidly increasing develop
ment as a center for the pioduction of art
works and for education In art is arousing
general interest. New York'smuch-vauntisd
Art League no longer monopolizes the
attention of student and critics. Our own
Art Lcagi-i and Corcoran School of Art
arc now ot iqual reputauou with the best
schools of America.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art contains a
splendid collection, which will coon be
greaUy enriched when the magnificent
new gallery shall havo been completed.
Few cities of America can boast of finer
private co'lections than those of a number
of citizens of Washington.
A much-needed addition to existing art
machinery is a studio building, where artists
may concentrate in tho best of workshops
and have a commodious tchoolaud favorable
light for exhibitions.
Another project which should be con
stantly agitated by artists and lovers of
art, is tbe establishment of a rational
gallery as a repository for art treasures
of a'l periods and for the encouragement of
a popular art spirit and the production of
great works by American artists. It Is a
big ui.derlakirg to convii.ee typical Con
gressmen of the Importance of such nu
institution, but it can be done.
Washington will oLe day huve its Louvro
HELP IT ALONG.
No doubt Is entertained that tbe colored
citizens of America will have a creditable
nxhibit at tbe Atlanta Exposition, illus
trating the vast progress they base made
sluco they became a free and independent
Thir efforts in the Southern States in
this direction have been in the main suc
cessful because the States thcmselve-s were
intrested and in some instances assisted
with appropriations Tor that especial
caus", while giving other moneys fop the
proir representation of the Common
wealths at Icj?e.
Of all places in the country, tbo colored
pople ot tbe District of Columb a, who
embody the highest average ot Intelligence
ot the race in any section of America,
should b- well represented at Atlanta, but
they have no appropriation to aid them and
are therefore coinielled to depend wholly
upon their own exertions and resources.
Their eam"kt t.-.d sagacious efforts have
ben to some extent rewarded, but much
yet remains to be done, and it Is apparent
they are bent-upon doing it braely.
The fete which is to be held in thrgrounds
of Howard University this afternoon and
evening is one of the most elaborate pro
jects yet devised for raising funds. Ke
freslrueiits and amusements at.d more or
less serious speech-making will furnish
every imaginable attraction for all who
feel an interest in this laudable work, and
if ths weather be propitious, doubtless a
largo sum will be realized.
Tho Times would also suggest tl.at per
sons of public spirit and plethoric pockets
would earn the thanks of tho whole Dis
trict and ot tho colored race In general, by
liberal contributions to aid the colored
people or this region to make an adequate
display at the great Southern and-International
A SUBURBAN LAMENTATION.
Suboiergod conjpln'ly under a great
tidal wave ot sympathy we quote the
following lamentation from our sincerely
esteemed contemporary, tbo Falls Church
No country vilksje has reached the Ideal
existence until it can boast ot a brass band.
Every citizen, from tbe small boy up to
his honor, the mayor, takes a persoHn
interest in such an organization, and is
ready to root for it on state occasions.
Once upon a time we had a band that
dlpensed soul-inspiring music during tho
long summer evenings, but now those re
hearsals, concerts and serenades are as
myths of the past, and Falls Church has
degenerated'lnto a bandlcss town.
And yet our profound regret for tbo
bandles3 condition so much bemoaned by
our able neighbor Is not unmixed with
a tingling desire to extend congratula
tions. While Music, the sweet twin-sister
of Poetry, should be wooed by village lads
and lasses as well as by city peoples, where
bands abound galore, there are bands and
bands and ba'ndjaasteri and bandmasters.
Not alt of us ca.n be Fqnciullis or
Bousas, and the piping; ot the untutored
boru Is not so alluring as the reed of
Fan, played by shepherds of the plain.
Let our contemporary forego Its lung
Inc and fill' Its painful Told by draughts
of tbe vivifying oxygen of hills and dales
In-the vicinage of lu beautiful Tillage; re
gale Its cars with the song of the thrush
and meadow lark, if not ot tbe nightingale;
driuk in the ceaseless rustling of tho
long-leafed niaJze; the inaudible musio
ofjerowing gross pud "garden sass."
These, indeed, be things that may well
supply tbe lack of a horn band in lovely
rural places, sybcre high and close-built
walls do not place an Insurmountable ob
stacle in tbe nvay of soulful communion
with nature lu her purest and loftiest
Be comforted, dear neighbor, with tho
beauties you possess und hunker not for'
trumpet blasts which may offend your
cultivated cur, and lead 'your tongue to
utterances which can only be expressed by
UTILIZING THE HOLMES HOBBOB.
The conspicuous character of sonic of the
evidence agaluct Holmes which Is fouLd in
the "castle" at Chicago, ard tbe case with
which it might liave,,becn discovered, Bug
geststhatthepolii'carespoOHingltnutonthe Installment plan to advertise themselves
and "Greater Chicago."
This mystic and -magical "castle" busi
ness is about plated out. Hardlyoneatoiuof
evidence of crime that has been "discov
ered" during tbe last week or two has been
eo bidden that it might not have bceti"iSd
eovereiT by even a stupid detective at a
single initial aearcb, thus enabling the
press to put all the ghastly, ghostly, repul
sive story in one reeking chapter.
"Greater Chicago" may like-that sort of
thing, but the greater country at large is
easily sated -Mib such sensation.. When
two weel-arc required for the discovery
of blood, plainly bespattered on the "castle"
walls, it is evident the "tJeuths" are play
ing for notoriety in serial form.
Who is the gentleman contractor, any
way , who is t rylog so neatly and yet so des
perately to resurrect the. Hoxie-Lydecker
subterranean ship canal for angle worms
and water bjgs? It is a curious fact that
while tbe District Is out a million or two
on account of it, some mysterious some
body yet thinks there's millions in It.
Some public spirited medium should
kindly ,woo the shade of Goldsmith from
its celestial environment, and induce it,
it possible, to suffer a brief residence at
President Phillips is simply superb when
taking passage on one of his Lice new un
derground trolley parlor cars, but he
shrivels awfully when he Is forced to
ride behind one of bis woe-begone, bony,
niaugy,. wheezy, heart-broken, horse-car
teams from the head of East Capitol street
While Senator Quay is fighting not only
his own battle, but that of Cameron as well,
the, latter is disporting hlmselt In the
breakers of New England beaches. If
Don's speech was silvern last winter, as-
suredlr his silence is golden this summer. tj
Waiving the right or tbe wrong of the
sugar bouuty question, it would really be
interesting to know what Mr. Ilowler would
think of the Constitution if he hail been
a big Louisiana sugar producer during the
last year or two.
Mr. Secretary Herbert will doubtless dock
the Government for the lime when he Is
not usiDg the Dolphin, at least to thenniount
of railroad fare from his point of landing
to Buzzard's Bay.
President and Cabinet are non est in
ventus, but tbe Government at Wash
ington still lives.
now sweetly unconscious of his wit
was that New Jersey correspondent of a
Philadelphia newspaper who In solemnly
describing the condition of ilis Green, a
maiden disappointed In love and who at
tempted suicide, wrote that "although
still under the doctor's tare it is believed
she will recover."
That spick and span, brand new In
dependent American party, Which has just
donned its swnddlhig clothes in Kansas,
should try fcomething easy, like see-king
the north pole by baloon, or like pulling
the supporting pillars from under the hea
vens, or like finding a resting place for a
fulcrum for the lever of Archimedes,
rather than to attempt the removal of the
capital of the United States from Wash
ington. Tho Home Outing.
Now come the days that we love best,
With front doors sealed and barred.
The smart set takes its annual rest
In the lngh-walled backyard.
The girls sit in the sun and tan
Their faces a seal brown.
While all the boys and the old man.
Swear that they're out of town.
And later, when the summer ends.
With freckles fair to see.
They will come forth and tell their friends
How they enjojed the sea!
Louise Imogen Gulney and Miss Alice
Brown have started together for a walking
trip through England. Miss Guinc is the
well-known critic-poet and postmistress
and Miss Brotvn has books to her credit.
John C. Hancock, of Hancock, Mil., who
has only bis le.r arm to shoot with, the
right having been lost- in a carriage acci
dent, has killed this season with his shot
gun 209 squirrels. 123 rabbits, 217 part
ridges. G2 pheasants, 28 wild turkrs,
and :)5 woodrnck. Of wild ducks he has
shot 2:1 mallarJs and 7 redheads.
Margherita of Italy Is not only the most
ft j Ilili. but tbe most intellectual and ac
complished or Queens. She speaks Eng
lish, f rench, German and Spanish, reads
Latin and Greek, knows tbe great poets
thoroughly, reads much theological lite
rature and Is a fair botanist and geologist.
Tbe War Department has awarded a
medal or honor tn Christian Albert, pri
vate. Company G, Forty-seventh Ohio
Volunteers, for most distinguished gal
lantry at Tieksbarg, Miss., on May 22,
lc03, while serving with a storming party.
The Countess Cecilia Plater-Z beck,
one of the wealthiest women in Russia,
has been enrolled in the guild of master
tailors of Warsaw. She is at tbe head ot
a cutters' school in that city and doe much
to help tho poor.
The Kev. Edward Beecher. the brother
of Henry Ward Beecher, who died in Brook
lyn at tbe age of 92, Is reported ae saying:
"I never smoked or chewed tobacco and
never drank ardent spirits in any form,
Irit was fond of out-door exercise."
John Jacob Astor has bestowed a $1,
00,000 piece of jewelry on his wife.
Cornelius Vanderbilt has gates from
France, stone from- tbe West, a gardener
from Berlin: and plants from Italy.
Will T. Hale, tbe sweet singer of Ten
nessee, like Frank L Stanton, is a news
paper man. He is one of -the editorial
staff of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal
Talmage I hare finally discovered why
emigratlonlsal ways to ward tbe West.
Crandall Well, why Is It?
Talmage Because tbe earth , you know,
rotates toward the East, and the people
try to keep on top , of cou rse. Truth.
Didn't Ask Much.
"I do not ask. much," in pleaded.
"Please consider my request in a serious
'.'What were you about to ask?" she
said. In a rerpectrul way. . .
"If you cannot marry me pleas bo a'
summer glrllor mo." Judge,
THEY WANT LONGER TIME
Assistant Assessors Cannot Beport
by the First of Next Month.
Work la Hedged With Difficulties find
tho Results Would Be Better.lt
tho Limit Is Extended.
"Tbe board of assistant assessors la
making as good progress as was hoped for,
uuier me circumstances," said Col. liatcs
"We work hard every day, and probably
put in more hours than any other board
In or out of tbepubllc service."
When asked how much territory had
been Inspected, Col. 11a tes said that all
that eectiou from liock Creek to B street
northwest, and to and including Eighth
street northwest, has been gone over.
"Aud there is not a piece of property in
any square where we have been," he
added, "that has not had our personal
inspection. We go all around tbe property
and give It careful examination, from the
alley side as froai the street."
'l-ae board laes office fixtures along
Aud tbo entries are muuo as soon as a de
clsiou is arrived at. Then, to make ossur
auco doubly sure, the items are reviewed
ou the succeeding morning. No plat-book
is takeu to tbe f led two days in sac-cession,
mere Deing two, representing different
squares, uud -n.u these tuu uoard uuex
The work has been hedged about with
dirricultlcs so far, but these obstacles will
not continue, fio members say, after the
area upon which they are now employed
There's a great deal of work to be done in
Mm county. Col. Bates eays. Considerable
property beyond Boundary, bo ascer
tained, is assessed at too high a figure,
and tlioro are inequalities there that
It Is tin opinion of the board that tbo
work required of it cannot bo completed
in the time given. Under the law, the
report shoild be ready by tbe first Mon
day in January, 18HU. but under the
circumstances it Is regarded as a pb steal
impossibility to bays it ready- by that
Several conferences between President
Bates and the Commissioners have been
held concerning the matter, and it has
been determiued to ask Congress for an
extensloa of the time to January 1, lfe97.
No hardship can result. It Is argued, and
In the end the result will be much more sat
isfactory. Col. Bates' proposition Is to have tbo
assistant asvssors coufmue "their work
until July 31 f Lext year, then resolvs
into tho board of revisers and sit until
that work is complte, and tave the re
lort ready by the first Monday in the suc
ceeding January. This win require a.
ostponenieut of the collections, as was
don1; this year, but It Is not believed that
there can be reasonable objection made
to that method, since the benefits that will
result will be found in a much mure equit
able adjustment of values.
By completing the report by January
as suggested, tbe asessor "ill hare ample
time to get the assessments ou bis books
for tho May collection.
New Orleans has ordered an $8,000,000
A florist estimates that $500,000,000
a year is realized from flowers.
Our copper production is more than two
fifths that of all other countries.
Both Alabtma and Michigan have passed
Pennsylvania as iron producers.
It is estlmatod that in England one wo
man in every six earns her own living.
One of the latest trolley fenders has two
small wheels to support It on tlio track.
In Paris th other day a barber shaved
a man In a cag? wllh a lioa to winawager.
Carpenters in Japan earn on an average
about 31 c-nts a day measured lu .Ameri
Ceylon has 2,700,000 imputation, and
does an annual trade with Great Britain
A French railroad company has ordered
clocks to bo placed on the outside ot every
The capital for the building of the Jui'g
frati Hallway Is to consist of 0,000,000,
000 francs .
At Joukoping, Sweden, there is a mon
ster machine which makes 1.000,000
box's of matches per day.
Th2 aggregate of life Insurance iwlicies
in tbi United States now outstanding is
s'afJd at $3,000,000,000.
Chicago and Milwaukee ate to be con
nected by an elevated bicycle road. A
toll of ten cents will be leWed.
Tbe cellar In the Bank of France recem
b'es a large warehouse. Silver coin is
stored therein 800 largo barrels.
Three salooui;- ers were fined $300
eatb at Yub- C.iy yesterday tor violat
ing tbe proMiticu law of that county.
Mt crariiufetu is the only State that
has a clas" of lollceinpn who are appointed
especially for work on btrcet cars.
Asa result of improvements on tbe Seine,
that river is now navigable for steamers
of 1,000 tons burden as far as Paris.
Tbe Pueblo Indians have resisted all at
tempts of traders to introduce whisky and
pla)ing cards lu their midst.
Fifteen years ago about 3,000 bicy
cles were annually produced In England,
during 1891 oer 00,000 were manufac
According to tbe Itailroad Gazette the
railroad companies have ordered 25,000
freight cars this jear, at a cost ot $10,
000,000. Th expenses of the round trip oT a
steamer like tbe St. Louis average be
tween $10,000 and $80,0000, according
to the season.
From Loudon to Aberdeen, a distance of
504 miles, is now covered in eleven hours
by a train or the London and Northwestern
ENGLISH BATHING CUSTOMS.
The Englishman shows nothing more
typical of hlm-elt than the manner In which
he bathes at the seashore. The English
look upon bathing as immodest, therefore
they go the whole length possible, and
bathe in the ocean In a manner shocking
Men and women do not use the same
beach, but as they are separated only by
a few hundred yards, are lu plain sight of
other, and might as well use the same
grounds As they arc supposed to be
separated the bathing costumes are the
most extraordinary. The suits for the
women arc made In one piece, skirts not
considered necessary; in short, they are
simply the old-fashioned bathing suits
worn in America by the men. The suits
areoftcn cut decolletteand come only to the
knese. The men wear a remarkable garb;
nothing less than the swimming tights of
the American small boy when he slipsaway
to an unfrequented stream.
As a result of the separate bathing the
English bath Is stupid and unpleasant.
The pleasant, proper camaraderie, which
Is possible at Freucn and American retorts,
Each Egl'sh woman as she appears on
tbe beach must bring her stick with her;
she could never take her morning constitu
tional without It It is no uncommon thing
to see an English party on the beach, the
women all armed with walking sticks and
tbe men all minus tbatartlclo .
The English beaches are markedly in
ferior to those ot America. At many places
the bather Is compelled to wear sandals
with wooden soles to keep the stones from
cutting bis feet, while in three or lour
steps at high tide be is over his head.
A Sure Sign.
A liorso expert says that bad temper is
Indicated by an eye "which shows tho
white.r glauclDE backward," This jjpin
loa is entitled to respect, It only for its
antiquity, and a more .or less general be
lief that it applies to men nswellos imim
New Torlr World.
SOME: COLD PUDDINGS.
How tbe Housekeeper Saves Herself
.-Jjt Hot .Weather, r
(Written Tor The Times.)
Co'd puddings are much more dainty and
wholesome at thlssearon'.than when served
warm with rich sauce. .They are alto more
convenient to'tbe housekeeper when made'
tbe day before they are to.be eaten, or In
the cool of the morning,-' preventing the
necessity ot going over the tire in the heat of
The' receipts here given will be found
economical afc-well asca'sy toprepare.
Put a quart ot milk ou the fire to boll.
Moisten two tnblespoontuls of cornstarch
into a little cold milk and stir with the boil
ing milk. Beat the yolks.qf six eggs and halt
n cup of sugar together and add to the milk.
Take from tbe flre.Cayor with a tablespoon
ful ot vanilla, pourThto.' a pudding dlsb.
Beat the white ot the1' egis to a t tilt froth,
add three tablcspcKntu'Is of powdered
sugar, heap on topi'df'she pudding, and
set in tho oren forftT minutes. Set
onlce until very cold apdeerre.
(An English Teclne) cMu&ten four table
spoonfuls of corn Atarch with a little
cold watcr.mlx into a pint of boiling wnter,
add half a teacup of i sugar and a pinch
of salt, stir and let bbll tan minutes. Take
from tho fire, flavor with a teospoonful of
vanilla, add tbe well-beaten white of
three eggs, mix, ancj turn into a pudding
mould, spt on ice until firm, and servo with
vanilla sauce, - '' "
Put bait a box gelatine in a little
cold water to (oak for half an hour. Pour
over a pint ot toilinjt'wateri add a cup
and a half.of sugar, stir until dissolved,
squeeze In the Julco of two large lemons,
unci stir toe mixture into- a tin pall,
set on ice until cold. When thick and
cold, beat with an egg beater until whiter
Whip tbe whites ot four eggs to a. stiff
froth, and stir them gently Into tbe pud
ding. Turn Into a fancy mould and set
on Ice to harden. Serve with cold pud
Beat four eggs until very light, add
three-fourths of a cup gf sugar, a pint
and a half of milk, one grated coacoanut
and a tcaspoonful of vanilla; stir all to
gether until well mixed and set in a mod
erate oven to bake for fh!ilf aud hour.
Serve very cold with vanilla sauce.
COLD CHOCOLATE PUDDING.
Pour four ounces of grated chocolate In
a small sauce pan, and 'stand over tbe
tea kettle to melt: stir until smooth. Tut
three coffee cups of new milk on the fire
to boll; dissolve half a' cup of corn starch
In a little cold milk and add to tbe
boiling milk; let cook until thick; add a
small tea cup of sngar and the stiffly,
beaten whites of five eggs, beat all to
gether over the fire.' for Jive minutes.
Take up and flavor with vanilla. Divide
the mixture into halves. To one half add
the 'chocolate. Pour halt the while mix
ture into tbe bottom of a pudding mould,
then half the chocolate, pour with the
white, then add the remaining chocolate.
Bet on Ice until frozen. Serve with
whipped cream sweetened and flavored
with vanilla . .
Beat the yolks ot four eggs to a crram,
add half a cup of sugar, two tablespoon
ruls of milk, and three tublojpooufuls of
corn starch dissolved in a little water,
beat until smooth, and strain. Add the
Juice of two, and the grated rind of one
lemon, with the beaten whites of the eggs;
turn Into a greased pudding dish, dredged
with powdered sugar, and set in a quick
oven tob.ike.Wl.cnco!dscTi"e with whipped
Strain the juice of eiiOil large o ranees
and two lemons through a coarse sieve.
Add one ounce of disohed gelatine with
a pint of clareficd sugar. Stir and pour
into a fancy mou'd;' set on ice. When
firm turn out on a flat glass dish and
garnish with bonbons. '
Cover a box of gelatine with cold water
and let soak half an hour, pour over three
largeeiipsof bplling'tvater.'tidd two cups of
sugar, tht julco1 p'f'l&ree rem'oas'aud'tnro''
oranges! stir until this' sugar is dissohed,
strain through a Jclljrbai; aud stand away
until cold, but not hdnL Dip candled
strawberries or cherries In a little of the
jelly, so us to make stiff, and arrange
around the sides ot a border mold, pour
In some or lbe Jelly and .stand lu a pan of
ice to harden. Fill tbe center with the
liquid jelly, when hard, dip the middle out
Willi a spoon and fill the space with
orange cream. Stand In a cold place for
two hours, and serxe with vanilla sauce.
Several of the last receipts are trouble
some to prepare, and the Ingredients ex
pensive for ordinary use for the tamlly
table, but will be found exevllent for a
company dinner, and more economical
ELIZA R. PARKER.
Tin- Now Man.
"Do you allow your husband to carry
a latchkey?" asked the old-fashioned wom
an. "I don't."
"Neither do I," said the new woman,
"but once in a while he steals mine."
IV ho Ho Was.
Haverly-Who is that, pale, nervous,
sickly looking man? - -
Austen Don't you know him? That Js
Dr. N. D. Jestian, the great dyswpsia
specialist. Exchange. -
. Mr. J. B. McGlrr.
Mr. J. B. McGIrispnc of the most popular members of the Georgetown Cycle Club,
and one whobasevcrfjakenauactlvointcre st In all ma'tters pertaining to it. He was
one otthe rhftr members, and iron- Its In ceptlou lias ieen an officer, fca Ing served
as sect. ;. vice president and president, Jn the latter office having guided tbo dub
business successfully or three terms. He is a graduate of the Georgetown uni-Tersitv-Law
School r dhtnerullsot member ship of the leading associations of this city
will LeToucd hU lining. While the George lowjii Club .has been forced" by cjrcuin
tancesorerwlilchjitiliadiiooontroltoglve np Its cluLiionsa, yet It would not be ur
prlsliigatancarlvdste'toseethecolorsotuio club floating over even more spacious and
commodious quar(cr,''n it bad, aud wl thevcnalargerandmoreenthusiastlcmem
BIG JOB ON THEIR HANDS
New Political Party Who Want Jo
Move the Capitol.
It Is One ot the Beams In the Plat
form of tbelndepeudcutAmerl-
Cans ot Kansas
The new independent American party,
which Is called to meetin convention atTcv-
peka, Kas., September S, is said to
favor, among other things, a removal
of tho National Capital to a" more central
location. It Is this article of Its political
faith which is of most interest to WasbingJ
louians, aimougn, ot course, no one nere
believes that the Federal Capital will ever
Tbe proposition Is notn new one. It has
been repeatedly advanced in Congress,
and It was advocated with conspicuous
force and ability cat thesecond session
of tbe Fifty-third Congress, by Mr. De
Armood, of Missouri: In private conver
sation, however, Mr. De Arniond never
hesitated to express his doubt that any
proposition rhch involved the removal
of the Capital to trJ. polut farther West or
South was likely to be adopted by Congress.
It Is not generally knoiro that tbe loca
tion of tbe Natitnal Capital on tbe Poto
mac Kiver was brought about by Alexander
Hamilton, tbe first Secretary of the Treas
ury, with tbe co-operation of Thomas Jr
frrson. -Hamilton had laid before Con
gress a plan for the assumption by tbe Fed-
Government ot the debts of the several
States growing out of tbe revolt of the
colonies against tbe mother country. The
Southern members as a rule opposed as
sumption, while the Northerners generally
Congress, at the same time, was also con
fronted with. a contest among Its mem
bers as to the location of the Capital.
Whether it sti&ulc? be in New York. r
Pennsylvania, iu Virginia or Maryland;
whether It should fall to the North or the
South, wasa burning question, second only
to that of assumption of local debts. IJam-
m'tu nin luuuierriii. us iu wuicn aiai4; se
cured this honor. Hf had. however, cham
pioned tbe assumption plan with all the
force of -his- fiery and energetic nature,
and he sawln this contest overlhe CapKil
an opportunity to help his assumption
He decided, therefore, to sacrifice what
he regarded as a trifling question, and
thus save a financial policy which he con
slderesl to bo of vital Importance, and the
very corner stone- of the government.
Thomas Jefferson had Just returned from
France and taken his-place nt the head
of the Washington Cabinet. He had,
moreover. 'no prejudices' at that time
a canst the author of the assumption
With no line marked cut for bis conduct,
and ready until e ents"decided otherwise, to
sustain the administration, be fell In easily
with the schemes of his colleague. "There
was," as one hls'.osan naiiely puts it, "a
little talk and a little dinner and Hamilton
agreed to secure the sotes for a Southern
capital, while Jefferson promised to do the
same for assumption."
As a result the capital was located on
Southern soil, and Hamilton's plan of as
sumption passed both Houses of Congress
by a fair majority.
MARK TWAIN'S CHARACTER.
Was Interpreted by Three
The London Borderland recently published
pictures of Mark Twain's hand, and Invited
palmists to Interpret its lines Tbe rendings
of foir hand-seers who responded have been
pjbllshed. Between them rhey give a vast
dal of information abutMark. Onesavs:
"He loves to explore hidden mines of truth.
His lire nan li-en checkered with reverses.
He only trusts those whom be first tests "
Another describes him as "successful
(within limitations) and popular, warm
hearted hut cautious a vigorous person
liable to lose money- and aims, and to
gain them "
Another says- "He counsels others bet
ter than himself; lbe ladies sway blm; hi
slews are clear to himself, bJt freaks of
opinio. s will sometimes astonish his
The last one gives him "an excellent
opinion of himself, because he is generally
made m ich of by the other sex, and be.
In turn, also is subservient to the other sex.
He has a greatamountot travel developed,
and not a small share ot trouble, directly
or irdireetly, from excessive alcohol it
The Kills' Wit-Wat Explained.
William IV. once extricated hlmselt
from a difficulty after a bad break. "Take
away that marine," said his majesty to a
waiter, pointing to an empty bottle which
stood upon tbe table.
"That marine!" said a colonel of the
marines, wbo was present. "Does your
majesty compare an empty bottle to a
"Yes," rcp:ied tho king, pulling him
self together; "I mean to tay it has done
its duty once and is ready to do it again."
Hick Why did you put that pin In Mr.
Sitanchhi's chair, you little scamp?"
Dick Hicks He's always been looking
for one when he called and seemed dis
appoint ed not to flndlt. New York World.
A ThrilllBX Story ot Early Settler
on Pearl River.
(By Maurice Thompson, Copyright 1805,
Jy Maurice Thompson.)
At Logtowu,- which Is a lumbering sta
tion of Importance not far from Pearling
ton, on Pearl Rlverrin Mississippi,,! was
'lold,that years ago a band of 'robbers;,
controlled by a desperate man , one of John
A. Murreir successors, named Copcland,
infested the country round about, commit
ting all sorts of terrible crimes, and openly
defying tbe officers ot the law.- This put
me on the track, for new material for my
-sketches of early life in the PeaH'river
country, and diligent Inquiry rewa'rded me
with some very romantic and thrilling in
cidents Illustrative of what the advance-
guard of American pioneers experienced
iu a region of a country which Is still al
most primitive after all our years ot
When our great civil war ended there
was no railroad in southern Mississippi,
and, tbe condition which "prevailed fifty
years earlier over a large part of Jhe Pearl
River country still existed, with the added
confusion and distress brought about by
four years of lawlessness and the natural
demoralization consequent to war. Peace
wa-s declared, but there was.no peace in tho
region between Honey Island and the
Alabama Hue. Copeland and his gang for
a long time terrorized the wbole popula
tion, black and white, Creole and Ameri
can, Indian and Dago. No man dared
let it be known tbat he had money. At
this time two boys, half brothers, by tho
name of I'avre, the elder called Pierre, the
younger Alpbonse, were in a boat in a ba
you or creek fishing for "green trout," as
the natives designated bass, wheathey saw
flames issuing from, tbe root of their home,
which was about a mile away, across a
marsh. -The house wasan humble one, built
of pine boards, but it contained a few
things of value, and underneath its floor
at a certain place was buried an earthen
pot containing several hundred dollars In
sliver money, which the family had been
boarding for years.
.As soon as the boys saw the fire they
rowed for dear life, until they reached a
landing place, whence, without delay, they
ran to tbe house, only to find it already
burnt to coals and ashes. What had
caused tbe conflagration? Tills was a mys
tery to them, for not a spark of fire bad
been left on the hearth. They stood there
gaping stupidly and gazing in silent dis
tress. What made the matter most dis
heartening to them was the guilty re-collec-
iion tnat tneir lamer and mother, on leav
ing home that morning with a wagon load
of potatoes for a distant town, to be gone
two days or more, had particularly charged
tbem not to get away from tbe house at
any tune during the parentalabscrtiice.and
they had disobeyed, with this disastrous
result. Residence, out-houses. :verylLing
gone to ashes; not so much as a shelter
or a bite to eat left.
Pierre and Alphonse Favre were thir
teen and seventeen years old. -respectively
swarthy Creoles of mixed blood, brave
as boys could be; but their hearts sank
at sight of this destruction, as wU they
might. The nearest neighbor lived twelve
miles away, so there was no one to ad
vise with or turn to for help. Nor did
they dare leave the Bpot, r-uieiulVring
that the little treasure of silver lay bur
ied under these hot coals. All ihat they
could do for a long time was ;o saunter
or stand around, with their haislsiii their
pockets, gazing dolefully at the s,owly
dying fire. It woald be twenty-four
hours to wait yet before their parents
could return: meantime, what tvete tbey
to eat? This question xnld Lave been
very easily answered, but for a single fact.
Although their guns were safa enough,
back yonder In the tat, vhere, in their
haste to reach tbe burning bouse, they
had left tbem, not a charge of powder re
mained in their powder horns. The last
shot bad been fired at a duck, vhlch
Pierre had seen while flshiug. A small
amount of ammunition bad lvn Teft iu the
house, but, ot course, it was cow gone.
Pierre was first to speak
"Well," said be, "we'll have to wait
and watch here till the fire goes out, and
then dig up the money and go to some
Alphonse assented to this; It teemed the
only thing to do; so while ore of them re
mained on guard tbe other went to bring
the guns and lisbicg tack-e from the beat.
They had not very long to wait for the
fire to burn out, tbe pine boards were dry
and rlcb with turpentine. A little after
noon they began sweeping away the n'bej
from a certain spot with a brush of pine
boughs, and foon were ready to dig up their
father's buried money.
Now all this time, four men were hidden
at the woods' edge hard by watching them
narrowly and with no little impatience.
These were the robbers who had t fire' !
to the house, cunningly calculating tbat
tW first thing that the boys wou'il rib
wben the fire went out would be to dig up
tbe money. It was, indeed, a tine pi.ee
of vlliianous strategy, for the outlaws
knew that the Faires bad buried the
money; how they .fourd it out I ccuTd Ent
learn, and they knew as well that no
threats or tortures. r.or anything short of
wily strategy would ever force a d:f closure
of the treasure's hiding place from any
que of the family.
Doubtless the four Tienrtless wretches
chuck'ed grimly enough, when, after long
walling, they saw the boys sweep away
the nshes, and begin to dig with an o'd
axe, from which t he handle bad been burned
Their p'an had worked to perfection; all
they had to do was to lie there iu the
shadv edge of the wood, smoke their pines
and wait till the money was found, then go
and take it.
All unsuspecting, tho boys ddlved away,
taking tin 113 at lbe ax. It sesms that they
mad-: a slight miscalculation as to the exact
spot, and soliail agood dal orextiadiggmg
to do, but In lss than an hout they reached
the pot and drew It forth from its grave.
At this time Pierre was digging, and it
chanced that Alphonse on the ery instant
the treasure wa3 uncovered, saw one ot
the robbers thrust his head above a clump
of undergrowth some forty yards away.
"A man!" b9 ciied In bis brother's ear.
"He sees us."
Pi"! re looked, when Alphonse pointed, and
saw four hads instead of one, four dark
and excited faces, four palraof greedy eyes,
gazing over the boshes. A moment was
time enough o disclose the whole situation
to Pierre's quick Creole mind, arcl his first
clar thought was that he must meet this
emergency with prompt action. It was no
pait of his nature to consider a right lost
befoie it was ended, much less before it
Alpbonse was scaled and trembling from
head to foot, his eyes as round as a dollar,
his hair fairly lifting his hat.
A moment later, tho four men broke
through the busnesand came runningtoward
the boys. It was time to act, and Pierre
H seized the little pot of silver and
spiang to his fet.
"Come Ton, Alphonse! Run! Follow
And away he went as hard as he could
run. Alphonse was at his heels: their
feet twinkled under them, and what was
coming behind them gave their lithe limbs
double energy. Naturally enough, the rob
bers stopped to look about for a minute
at the place where the pot bad been dug
up to see perchance if the tvys bad left
the money. Then on tber came. But they
had given the boys a good start, which had
been of great a d va nta ge.
One of the men fired a pistol and yelled.
"Hall!" Another- banged away- with a
Winchester rifle. A ball rom the latter
sang close to Alpannsc's ear. Just as he
followed Pierre Into a wildly tangled piece
of forest, when the undergni wth was half
reeds, half swamp bustjes.
It was mora ii matter of accident than
of choice that the jfoys reached thls'dcnse
part of the wood, and tbey round great
tlirflculty in entering, so matted wis the
rank growth. The men were close behind
tbem,. shouting as they ran, and yelling
forth all manner of dire threats and im
precations. Alphonse gol himself caught
In a tangle of weeds, and vines. Plerrerfcll
down and spilt part of the money, but
they wiggled out of the difficulty Just in
Ume to elude their pursuers.
They escaped. Indeed, and, after great
suffering, round their way to the house
of a friend. Pierre held on tn the pot,
but nt the end of the terrible ran there
was scarceiy-iilirf the money lft in It.
The robbers did not get so nittch as a sin
gle dollar, and by diligent search the Fa-'
vres found most nt what tbey had lost.
A ) car later Copeland and his gang weroi
brought to Justice.
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No actiess could ever call up tears as
readily as could Adelaide Neilson. Once
wben she was playing opposite a Romeo
who was much of a dandy and diessed his
pai t vary well he could not Imagine why his
beautiful blue satin waistcoat was all
stieaked. Finally he discovered that Miss
Neilson al -vays wept when her head reclined
on bis shouldsr and he was obliged togrimly
sacilfire bis coat to art.
Vancauson, tbe celebrated mechanician,
who constructed a duck that could walk,
eat tnd diiuk and was all but nature itself,
was invited to make an asp that would piove
effective iu the famous death scene of Cleo
palia. He produced a mechanical asp that
wasa matvclof ingenuity aud whichseemeS
to be endowed withlife. When the acttees,
who had performed tho part wretchedly,
was about to rais? the snake to her bosom,
it lan our its forked tongue and hissed. In
th9 midst of the dead silence of exiectaiicy
that fell on tbe house a man In tbeoichestra
lemarked iu very audible tones: "I am ot
tbe same opinion as tbe set pent!"
There were no stage furnishings of any
kind and no costumes until 1616, tbe year
o.Shakespeare'sdeath, so thathe never wit
nessed one of his own plays properly pre
sented. The first scenery consisted or
"drops," relied up and down on pulleys,
as we now handle awnings. Next came
"flats" and "wings," made by starching
canvas ou frames and retting tbem in
grooves. Actors were then obliged to make
their entrance or exit phantom-bke through
the walls. It was not until 1870 that
Augustin Daly introduced in New York
what is now called the "box scene:" .
that is, an enclosed room, with celling.
?.03 aDd ""i Bivmg It a natural
appearance In former days, thunder was
prodjeed by a piece of sheet iron, light
ning by Lacapodlan, and tbe sound ot rain
by tbe shaking of a long, narrow box set
with pegs and filled with dried beans and
peas Nowadays tbe actor who rescues a
heroine from a watery grave must be a
swimmer, as he plunges into a sea ot real
water amid the driving of a storm of real
water aud is blinded by tbe flashes of elec
tricity, real lightning. Iu olden times even
the pump was a piece ot painted canvas,
while now in such a play as "Blue Jeans"
a real sawmill is erected ou tbe stage and
the sawcats through a realbiardacd would
cut through the hero tied to the board were
be not rescued in the nick of time from the
teeth ot the saw.
About Sara Beruha nit the following amus
ing incident is related: In "Fedora,"
when the euitain rises. Prince Vladimir,
mortally wounded, lies in a room oft the
sugeseeu by theaudienceandFedora rushes
in twlc.t-ou.ee in wild anxiety to see how
be Is and again to fling herself in an agony
of despair on the body ot her beloved It
teems that this aristocratic corpse is a most
coveted role iutiieplay. AHSara'sadmlrers
beg to be the one wept oer.
Iu the whole French drama there is not
so desirable a corpse. All sorts of
eminent persons write to Sam and offer
themselves to be wept over, and Sara writes
back: "Impossible for to-night or to
morrow. Tne poet A is the corpse to-
n'ght and Viscount B to-morrow; but
you can base the third uigth; wire, and
don't be late." Her tears havedropped upon
the corp-e ot Jules Lpmaltre, of tbe great
Blowitz bim-elt, Bauer, the dramatic critic
ot th Echo de Paris. SIk likes 'Keeping
over journalists; she has aUo a tendresse
tor poets. Jean Kichepiu made a lovely
corpe, aud there was n celebrated Dr.
Pozzl who played the part with great effect.
Curiously enough women alo greatly covet
this part. and there was a joutg Austrian
peeress who did the part to perfection ,'belug
very partlcularabout her mustaches.
MEANEST MAN ON EARTH.
Cheats HU Children Out of Breakfast
A Erench paper tells ot a man ho
ought to be set dawn as the mearest man
of his time. His name Is Rapireau, and he
is the happy father of three children.
His chief claim to meanre-w lies in lbe
fact that he has 1-itely discovered a plan
to reduce his weekly expenditure. Every
morning, when sitting down at table, he
makes the following proposal: "Those who
will go without breakfast shall have two
"Me, me!" exclaim the youngsters 13
chorjs Raplneau gives them the moey
and suppresses the breakfast. In the
afternoon, when lbe children are anx
iously expecting their first meal, Rapireau
"Tho- who want their dlrner roust give
twopence,'' ard they a)I pay back what
they renjivud in the roqrpicr fur going
without their breakfast, and In that way
Raplneau saves a meal a day. Harpers
With long clay pipe, bowl all brown.
Smoke now curling up, now down,
Granny sits without a care.
.Taking peace and comfort there
By the fireptace, arms on knees
And heart 'twlxtTlunds. mein'ry's keys
Ope' the box In tthtch she keeps
Girlhood fancies, quaint conceits.
Greet logs flame aud then tufn black-
"Jess like hearts, la each a crack,"
Orurny says: then hides her eyes.
'Ppect she's thinking bow time (lies;
In the ashes, once all bright.
Sees her life. Its dawn. Its night,
Childhood's whims and woman's hope.
While up the chimney goes the smoke.
L. XESU, in New York Press,
J"-" a . - ja-ysyTsV -ify tVfe-&isjafeisffjft