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THCB JlMESMPJESDAfrAPGySll-, 6, 1805
WHY WE DO IT.
This time of the year
we are willing nay,
anxious to part with
While you have yet
two months to wear
the -goods, we begin
to lay tracks for
Your choice of 300 dif
ferent Patterns in Scotch
Lawns. Every yard war
ranted fast color,
A few pieces Blue Plaid
Organdie. Worth 15c, for
Imported Dimities. In
stripes and figures, worth
25c yard, for
1 5c yard.
Ona lot Underwear,
where there are only a
few of a size Is our object
for marking these so
"close to shore."
Lades' Muslin Draw
ers, with 4 Inch hem and
cluster of tuck3. Yoke
Ladles' Muslin Draw
ers, trimmed with wide
ruffle of Cambric, cluster
of tucks In ruffle above.
Also Yoke bands. All
Ladles' Corset Covers,
made square neck, trim
med with fine embroi
dery. All sizes.
Ladles' Muslin Skirts,
with 4- Inch ruffle of em
broidery and cluster of
tucks above. Yoke
Out-of-town folks can
procure samples, Infor
mation or goods by ad
dressing our Mall Order
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St.
In hot -weather most peo
ple's appetites suffer, and it
puzzles a housekeeper to
know what to set on the ta
ble. "We can showj-ou the most
food such as will cajole the
feeblest appetites and 3-et
at prices that are within the
reach of all.
"We have fresh vegetables
and poultry in profusion, and
all 'sorts of attractive meats.
We keep the best-appointed
grocery stock in the city.
Rock-bottom prices pre vajl
Slain Market 1S0MS13 3A1 btreet N.W.
Telei'Iioao 3!7. lirauih Markets 1713
lithst-mr; 3!i llihst. in; bta auj M
bta mv: 3037 31 at. nv; ?lst and K sta. nw;
SJ5 IntL Avo. nw; 5th aud 1 sta. nw; -Un
and I st-s. nw; ami at. and l'a. Avo. nw;
i:tn sL and X V. At c. nw.
Dr. A. M. Green, accompanied by Mrs.
Green, returned jeslerday troni a sojourn
at Bedford Springs. Dr. Green's lieallli
has not been very good, but his visit has
resulted in an Improvement.
The cffoiti to purchase stoek ol the
Auacoslia i:aVr.y seeni to Save sub
sided. Sometimeagothere wu3considcnibIe
talk of mi electric road to Coi-gress
Heights, aiul A. E. ::n:ilnll was reported
to have puichased largely of Auacustia
Ilallrnid -'ock. It was bald that Mr
Randall was still soliciting stock and was
after a controlling interest. It is a fact,
nevertheless, that all efforts for a. line
to that m. urb have been abandoned fur
Mr. and Mr Harry Jackson, of -Nichols
avenue, are .summering at Colonial Beach.
iliis Carrie Sims, of Jackson street,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. -Murphy, In
Haiti mo re.
The talk of a Republican, meeting in
Anacoslia to arrange fur the voting for a
delegate ! the national Republican con;
veutlon has o.-oused considerable Interest
among the Hej !icaus of the town. Hereo
lofore not much attention has been pahl
to such matters, but the agitation In favor
of suffrage in the District has awakened a
political enthusiasm. It Is probable the
meeting will lie a Joint one of white and
colored, and Masonic Hall is spoken of as
the place of meeting. Tlio Can-on faction
do not appear tube so strong in this section
and several Kcp'-WIeniis last night spoke
of Dr. Itcyburii for the nomination. In
Hillsdale Lawyer Moss will conduct a
fight against Carson Liwyer Moss soys
they want a new element; they want some
one to go to tl.c convention and aroufe uu
Interest In the District of Columbia.
Mr. Frederick has been granted a per
mit for the erection of n brick store
building on Harrison street, on the site of
toe old livery stable.
They Throw 3Ili41cs.
Frank King and noward Williams, both
colored, were last evening locked up In the
Georgetown police station by Policeman
Heide, charged with throwing missiles.
In the police court to-day they were
sentenced to fifteen days each.
BRET IIAItTK'S NEW STORT.
TUo Suiidiiy Times of August 11
wilt begin the publication of Bret
Ilnrto'n new erial '-'In a Hollow of
With M Brife
JACK AND MIRIAM TAKE
- THEIfi WEDDING TEIP.
After Hard Fare at Inhospita
ble Farm Houses They Enjoy
- Life at a Country Inn.
When Jock suggested to me the night
before our marriage that wo should take
our wedding Journey awheel, he fairly
took my breath away, tie Idea was so
'preposterous. Hut bo was so persuasive
and the plan was to decidedly novel, that
before I realized It I was eagerly arrang
ing with aim all the minor details, and
the die was cast which should Fond us
skimming like swallows actors country
Jack bad a very credltablo horror of
the honors due the departing newly wedded
couple, a la rice. Trilby boots, etc., and
with Ms usual cleverness, bit upon this
means of deceiving everyone, leaving them
expectantly awaiting' our arrival in tho
drawing-room while we. In oursnug whecl
Ing rigs, stole like thieves out of tho back
entry, deserted by even the houte ser
vants, who were congregated upon tbe
lawn prepared to revel in the showers
of all things throwablc.
All spring I had liecn nmbiUously prac
ticing at n fashionable cycling t caool, and
of late had taken long spins, encouraged
by Jack, who doubtless had dark plans In
bis head even at that early stage of
affairs. Every day the distance was in
creased, until at last I could rids with
ease a distar.ee of thirty miles.
Jack presented mo with a beautiful new
wheel, and It was then, I think, that this
wild plan of migration became firmly
fixed in his creative brain. Tho fatal
night having arrived, everything was in
A diamond-shaped box, warranted to
hold thirty pounds, was strapped to the
handle-bar, containing a change of linen
for Jack and one for niy-elf. which I bad
secretly purloined from my dressing cose;
afew neeessaryartkleafrommytoilct ca6e,
a flask of l-raiidy and a telescope drinking
cup. In a uuill tourist's bag, fastened
under the frame, were our mackintoshes,
and with this amount of luggage we stood
Jnck und Merinm's TYeddlnjr Trip Awbeol.
ready to face the world on our steeds of
Our rouU? was clearly mapped oat and
extended over the bet roads and connected
with the best hotels, but my mind turned
romantically to the low-roofed red farm
liouves I bad so often seen when flyim
across country by rail, and my suggestion
quickly decided Jack in favor of the idea.
A swift ride through tbo soft evening
air, mid the faint calls of Lclated birds
occasionallly heard among the tries which
loomed up beside us like grim sentinels,
was something to bo remembered always;
Hie spirit of perfect fearicssnesa-aud perfect
frr-Iom is riot often expsrienced. and tbe
uuconvenllonality of our escapade filled
my heart with, delight.
We rode silently for two short hours,
along the country road, often deceived
by the long black shadows cast by the
fences into thinking them a smoothly
trodden path. Whether to dispel tbe
loneliness or Just to give vent to bis feel
ings. Jack kept the gong clanging furi
ously until I expressed a fear that the
sound might attract footpads. I had
read with delight when a child of weary
travelers finding refuge in farm houses
where the hospitabto board was spread
with all the bounteous fare of the country.
I was now experiencing something of tho
uncertainty the storied traveler must
have felt, while I waited for Jack to dis
mount and knock at tbo low-hung door
of tbo funny farni-hoase, whose ono light
twinkled merrily Just over my head. The
proffered bed was neither downy nor
billowy, as I bad been led to believe
country beds were. However, tbe break
fast or milk and fresh eggs more than
Tbe next morning oar experiences would
have filled a good-sized volume. We
bought luncheon as we sped through
tiny hamlets, drank water from every
open spring, and finally dined al fresco
from a well-filled -tray brought by a
waiter under tho sheltering trees, for
I had a morbid dislike for pacing tho
length of t!e dining-room at tbe dinner
hour of this fashionable hotel in nothing
more conducive to grace than my "bik
In t he soft twilight we once more mounted
and sped away Into the sweeping shadows
In search of the shelter which should be
a counterpart of .the previous night. We
struck a long bill and counted the length
of it; If there Is anything that is exhil
arating and lifo-infuslng, it is coasting
when one is a wee bit weary; to feel one's
self impelled, or propelled, by some un
seen force, going us straight as an arrow
and as swiftens a swallow over the road.
Is a soul-satisfyiug delight. Tbe road
grew rough, and as we entered , Jack
frugally suggested that we try tbe side
walk, as there was no one about. This
breaking of the road laws was but In keep
ing with tho whole daring experience, so
I meekly assented with all the quick
obedience of a young wife. Had not tbe
minister said I was to obey him? As these
thoughts were floating through my brain,
a grim, blue-coated monster loomed across
my vision, and a gruff voice growled:
"What yer doln' on the walk?"
"Lookiug for a way to get off, sir,"
says Jack, nothing daunted.
We did get off, and though neither Jack
nor I ever mentioned the subject I noticed
ho never sought anything but tbe lawful
road after that.
Could anything be moro favorable to
the promotion of the "sweetest thing In
Uffl' than cycling a-tandem, with no one
near to cast withering glances of disap
proval? Could two young people make a
tour of any distance without ultimately
falling in love, provided, of course, they
were congenial? 8uch opportunities as
arc offercdl The proverbial yachting
tours are as nothing, compared with tho
matrimonial results .which might accrue
from these cycling trips. Tho leisurely
spins, the walk up hill, the long resting
in shady places, tho unchecked flow of
spirits resulting from all sorts of funny
Incidents happening along the road, all
go toward removing restraint and con
ventionality. Our second night was passed at the pro
verbial country Inn, no farm-house being
in sight, and there wo found already domi
ciled a gay party of cjclers.bent on a
long tour. They were a Jolly crowd, and
welcomed us with tho true Bohemian
spirit, though it was crushing to my pride
to be thought Jack's sister, instead of
his wife. There were pretty girls, well
bred, and such stunning frocks. I had
time to note them all and put them away
for future reference.
The smartest costume was nn almost ex
act counterpart of one worn by Mrs Schuy
ler Hamilton, of the New York MIchaux
Club, and st off to perfection a tall,
beautifully tinned girl, with a high-bred
face, from which tn blue-btack hair was
brushed tn artistic carelessness.
It was cut from English covert cloth
in a soft dust color, with a kirt leaching
to the shoe tops.quito full, and beautifully
lined throughout with vivid scarlet silk.
The waist was a short, tlgbt-iittiug
Eton Jacket lined with scarlet, and tbe
tall, standing collar was raetened with
a storm button.
A double row of small, round bom but
tons extended along the front of the wain.
The Immensely full sleeves were unf tiffend
In order to give grace when riding abreast
of the wind. Tan leather shoes, lacing to
the knee, made ber ankles wonderfully neat
and trim, though most of the girls wore
tan shoos with soles of rubber acd gaiters
of cloth buttoned to Oo two.
-There was one girl gowned In a queer
stuff called Russian honief pun.wbirhlooked
like nothing so niuch as crath toweling, but
was woi'derfully chic in s plte of Its cddlty.
Tbo smart' little Tara O'Shanters were
the favorite bead covering, and every
blessed girl had pinned to their bat a
long veil of white chiffon, a splendid ward
off to the suh'b hot rays, for in fplte of tbe
much talked of ten being an especially
sought tblng, I am positive It is avoided
zea'ously by all women who truly lovo a
refined, clear skin.
Such sport as it was to lieten to tbclr
gay lion mots as we sat in a circle on tho
broad veranda, with tbe toll pines all
about us, to dense and black that ono could
not see one's bond before tbclr face. There
was the soft tinkling of a guitar and a
girl's toft voice singing a tender love Pong,
which I carried in my cars all tho way to
Albany, wondering If some .young man
wcid i hear in ttat sweet, young voice
ie tenner calltag for love and respond to
bcr need as Jack bad to mine. II. B.
BRET IXAIITES JTEW STtaBY.
Tbe Sunday Time -of August 11
will begin tbe publication of Bret
Harte'a new aerial 'ln a Hollow of
Ml z Plit?Tnt
AND 8H0ULDEBS. '
No Longer Any Excuse for Bony-
Armed Girls o'r "Goose
BT DIANE DEilSllNx
(Copyright 1895. by JJjije de Morny.)
I have not much pjivejice with tbe
mothers of skinny, leathery and bony
armed daughters, and lirrttirs tbe triumphal
hou r of physical cult ure wd do not see many
all bone arms; the fasbljiiable woman Is In
danger of the other extrenjo und of devel
oping the lumpy arm wUicbtuaylndlcatean
embryonic Bandow fotrnttual physical
strength, but which Crone an aesthetic
point of view Is what Curiylo would call
"mrfst uubcautlful." &r
I saw at an evening function last winter
"a new woman ," toose the'afceepted pb rase.
She Is a well-known society girl, about
twenty-four; she "wonr.( 1ij" as she ex
pressed it, "for athletics, don't you
know." She wore a low white silk
gown, her face was freckled and weather
beaten, with a distinct collar mark about
the throat, above wbicb the skin was cer
tainly four sbadea darker than below it.
Her arms were baro also, and the muscles
were so developed that they appeared in
lumpy protuberances Just as those of a pro
fessional athlete are wont to do, I could
not find tbe young lady in question attract
ive. Bliebad overdoueit.as weAmericans
are apt to do. A very well known young
man of fashion In speaking of thl maldn.
said; "She's an awfuly good fellow, duullf
you know; but one rather 'wishes sho w'ero'
.not so dingy looking about the face, and
that throat really needs to go to tbe place
where you send your togs to get cleaned,
don't you see."
LIMB SHOULD BE SUVPLE AND WHITE.
"Twixt two extrcmesjthe golden mean"
Is a good motto for tbe enthusiastic of both
sexes. Let us not abuse tbe freedom which
the evolution of tbe new woman has ac
corded us. Personal beauty is impossible
witbout perfect health, to be sure, and
health means tbe bountiful enjoyment of
fresh air and tbe rightful exercise of aU
ou'r muscles, but It does-uot mean the'de
stnictlon of all the delicacy and beauty of
texture of a woman's skm,uor the fostering
of lumps otmusclefortlieroundand enchant
ing gentle curves of perfect feminine
beauty. A beautiful arm should be round,
soft .smooth, white and. plump, not fat; it
should taper gently to the band, with an
adorable little curve atthe small, delicate
wrist. Many young girls have developed
Just such a beautiful arm from a very
meager, skinny beginning. For those who
wish to try the method by wbicb I have
made innumerable pretty arms from very
scant material, I give It.
First of all, exercise. Calisthenics is
derived from two Greek words meaning
"beautiful" and "strength," and calisthen
ics we must have at our first step. Dumb
bells or Indian clubs, never enough to over
fatigue, walking in the open air, horseback
riding, tennis, any of tho ordinary meth
ods of physical culture, witli a care not to
ovrdo. This will develop the muscles
wmcli are tbe plastic material of beauty.
With the fresh air those of you who are too
thin should take the diet for Increasing
r.e-h which was given In a rornier Beauty
Talk. A mouth of this treatment will work
a marked Improvement In the contour of
the arm, but the open air exercise should be
a part of your dally life at all times If you
wlh to keep your beauty. Now fur the
texture of the skin. WheuJt is coarse and
inclined to be rough and even pimply scrub
'the arms with a camel'slbalr large sized
bath brush ,'as descrilied lu'Bwiuty Talk No.
1", every night when taxing tour evening
bath just before retiring, and after thor
oughly drying your arms apply tbe fol
lowing IoUon: ,
Tincture of berzoln.. ...... 1 flulddrachm
Tincture of loin.. .. 20 drops
Hose water 1 pint
Where the arms arc! unusually thin It
will be well to try massage for them
not loo violert, but gentle, deep massage.
Let the operator rub the ulntmect for
which I here give formula well into the
skin dunrg the treatment:
Oil of almonds.. .. -j 6 ourccs
Spermaceti - i 1 ounce
White wax 3-4 ounce
Lnuollce 1 2 ounces
Glycerine, pure .- .- .. ..1-2 oucce
Balsam of Peru ., .. ..1-1 ounce
Tincture benzoin .' CO droits
Melt the first four ingredients over a
hot water bath. While cooling stir con
stant!) acd add the balsam or Peru and
In the course of a morlb the rough skin
sometimes called goose-flesh will have
disappeared. You may then use the fol
lowing lotion to make them white and
I'nre glycerine 1 ounce
Hydrochloric ncid, specific
gravity, 110 limp, nulddr.
Kosc water 2 fluid ounces
Bichloride mcr. (crystals) 6 grains
Distilled water 4 ounces
Alcohol 2 ounces
Dissolve tho bichloride of mercury in the
alcohol, then add tho other lrgredlents.
Ke'p in a tightly stoppered bottle away
f lorn the reach of children. This Is a well
tnofln pharmaceutical preparation, highly
indorsed, but is intended ror external use
WHEN AFFX.ICTED WITH HAIR.
Superfluous hair on the arms is to be de
plored, but it is certainly not such an af
fliction as on tbe face. Do not be led Into
the" belief tint the scrubbing brush will in
crease'the growth of tbo hair on either your
face or arms. The contrary effect Is pro
duced by the brush which rids the pores of
tho skin of tbe greasy secretions which are
life and luxuriance to tbe urdesircd hair.
Frequently by the use of a geed, pure
soap and tbe brush alone tbe hair on tbe
arms wlil disappear and I know of nothing
except the regulation depilatory for taking
off the hair Immediately. I should never
recommend It except in very extrtme cases.
Once in a while one happens on a poor
girl who cannot bare ber arms because of a
.growth of thick, black, stiff, w-lry hairs. No
one can li'amc her for wanting it olf at
once. All depilatories should bo carefully
used. The following is effective for tbe
arms and may be applied to the skin.
Operate upon a smalt tpoce at each appli
Orplment t ... .. -.1 ounce.
Quicklime .- 10 ources.
Starch .. .... .. ISouices.
, Heduee-each ingredient to a lice powder,
mix and keep the mixturo in a rXcsely i$3?.-;
pered bottle. When you wish to lire V
depilatoty take a little from tbo bottlo aii.
add a drop or two of warm water, barely
enough water to make a pasto. Now apply
to the hairy skin. As soon as the paste
dries or even tooner if much smarting
occurs, wash it olf aid tbe hair will come
orf nt the fame time. If'tbe skin seems
inflamed use a llttlecoldcrcnmor olntmeut
to nliay the burning.
Tho rough skin wnich appearson theupper
forearm can be made smooth by scrubbing
andusing a" pumice as welfa ordinary puro
toilet soap. This treatment may cause a
slight superficial IrrltaUorjJbut it will not
last long and the following, or any of the
healing lotions beretororej advised wlil al
lay the effect of tie rathfgiii'roictreatnient:
LOTION FOB SLIGHT SKIN IRKITATON.
Pulverized borax 0 drachms
Pure glycerine 3-4 ounco
Orange flower water 12ounces
Mix and bottle. This Is a delightful wash
for any slight skin aifectibh, and may be
used with most soottiinjef feet for children
when sun or wind burneix,
Vaccination scars upon tbe arms are not
beautifying, bat I cannot' endorse tbe much
vaunted method of removln them by sur
gery. They are less nns'igtvtly than a scar
from an absce-ii or tore, li.ica.use the ututo
elation is quite different'' Of coarse it
goes without saying that all little girls
are nowadays vaccinated upon tbe leg.
Nothing-Dut exercise of tbe arm muscles
will prevent tbe arm ot 'womankind from
growing soft underneath near the shoulder,
and exercise alone will harden it onco it
bas become flaccid.- -The condition is one
wlilcii betokens years, but It can be defied.
The first four ot the dumb-Dell exercises
and Indian clubs are excellent for harden
ing the relaxed muscles. Use tbe follow
ing astringent wash dally also:
Pulverized alum 1 1-2 drachms
Distilled water . 1 pint
Glycerine 1 ounce
Bose water 4 ounces
Deep, brisk massage will also aid In har
dening relaxed arms. Tbe neck and throat
are more beautiful In woman from ber early
prime to ber ripe maturity; that Is to say,
tbe girlish beauty of a youthful neck Is not
so much In tbe lines which are usually a
little sharp, but In the general air of inno
cence and sweetness, and also of delicacy
which is ever associated with tbe slender
white column of tbe virginal throat and
dainty shoulders. It is the' full-blown
woman of thirty who is ebloulssante
when tbe splendor of her neck and bust Is
revealed. It Is a mistake to consider either
the elongated crane-like neck or the sbort
stocky throat which resembles tbe frustum
of a cone, as a model of beauty. Tho neck
Is properly tbe column of the bead and
when quite symmetrical should be a little
wider at the base and at the top with the
gentlest ot Inward slopes toward the middle.
It Is a curious fact that so many women
learn to use their bonds and feet gracefully
and expressively, and never seem to con
sider that the neck is most eloquent In Its
gestures. We are too many ot us stiff
necked or wabbly-necked or we crane our
necks. Very, very few are tbe graceful
necked women of our times.
A PERFECT NECK AND SHOULDERS.
In London some years ago I beard an
Englishman say that he used to willingly
pay bis two guineas for a seat at tbe opera
where be could watch Lady Randolph
Churchill's graceful neck and head. 1 con
not teach you fnim this dmlance ho; to
bold your head, but ynu have tbe great
artistes. Sarah Bernbardtand Emma Karnes,
for models of the nineteenth century and
tie Oreek statues for the standard ot an
tique beauty. It Is an undoubted truth that
the neck and throat of a high-bred woman
are incomparably more beautiful than In tbe
woman of lower origin. Blood will tell:
there Is no disputing it. The shoulders of
perfect loveliness should be neither wide
normeanlycun tract ed,butnf medium width,
and should droop or flow into tbe arms in a
graceful, undulating curve. Square shoul
ders are not pretty, nor are they womanly
Of late years the metal trimmings about
the necks of our bodices bave resulted often
in dark, sometimes almost blact stains
around the throat. Snap and water will
have little or no effect upon sach decolora
tions, but I have not failed to remove them
by a wash composed nf,a weak dilution of
b ydrocblorlc acid-about one fluid ounce of
the acid to nineteen of water. Tho two
circles 'or rings around tbe thrnat which
Irequenlly mark the thirty-fifth year, par
ticularly of the plump beauty, may be
lightened and sometimes removed by wear
lug looser neck bands and by gentle but
frequent manipulations. The present chok
ing style of neck arrangements Is ruinous to
tbe beauty of tbe throat, wbicb should
bave unrestricted liberty.
A GKOSS OLD FASHION.
Some of my readers will perhaps recall
the padded busts of twenty-five years back.
I remember quite well that no woman was
considered of fine figure about tbe tune of
the reign of the Grecian bend and titters
without a correspondingly abnormal de
velopment of buft I bave a cotwiu who
rejoiced in a waist measurement of
eighteen Inches, a bust which called for
forty-four Indies of room, and when this
young lady honored my mother's home with
her magnificent presence, waist, bust,
Greclau bend, tilting skirts and high
heeled French shoes I was tbe most humble
of her adorer, and I used to praise heaven
that some day. some wondrous, beautiful
day, it might be my fortune to resemble her.
It seems scarcely necessary to sa y a wa ni
Ing word concerning pads, for no dress
maker ot renown will at present counte
nance them. They are re-imnslbie for
many diseased and broken-down women,
and I think despite o'ur exaggerated and
ridiculous flu de siecle fashion of tbe pres
ent time we have much to lie thankful for
in the extirpation of false busts, palpi
tators.and kindred consjmption breeders.
SLENDER BCSTS ARE BEAUTIFUL.
We no longer delight In forty-four Inch
basts, but wo are not much less absurd In
our present shoulder monstrosities. Modern
fashion decrees that the average measure
ments of a finely formed woman In perfect
health should be: Circumference at tho
level ot the nipple, 32 Inches; from nipple
to nipple, one-fourth of the circumference
or eight inches; waist measure, from 28 to
29 luetics. The best method ford sreloping
the bust Is vocal culture combined with
massage and frequent ablutions. I beg
particularly to warn jou against the useof
the glass cup for the development of the
breasts, and I have personally 6een several
serious glandular swellings and abscesses
produced from Its use. For decreasing a
en abundant or as the French urni a too
fleshy breast Monin authorized tbe follow
ing, which is called the Kisch treatment,
to reduce fleshy breasts. First the breasts
are to be annolnted with the following:
Pulverized deodorized lodofom.. 1 part
Vaseline 15 parts
Essence of peppermint 11 drops
then cover the breasts with hot linen
cloths dipiied In tbe following lotion:
Pulverized alum 1 part
Acetate of lead 15 parts
Distilled water 20drops
Over the cloths lay oiled paper and leave
tbo whole on from ten to twelve hours.
This treatment should be continued for
Where tbe bust development Is very
nall and there is no ravaging disease
it can be increased by exercise, vocal
culture and bathing in warm water. The
tmguent used for massage should be of a
tissue-feeding nature. Mauy sucii for
mulas have been given in tbe Beauty
Talks. Decrease in the space between tbe
tips of the breasts Is a cry liad Indica
tion it too often means consumption of
the lungs. In such cases many a life
may yet be saved by the Inhalation of
compressed oxygen gas. A special com
pound is now prepared for such patients,
and most wonderful are the effects. Tbe
almost Immediate chest expansion pro
duced by ttio inhalation of compressed
oxygen will be attested by every physician.
THE MODEST VIOLET.
The NapoleonI; craze has resulted In a
craze for growing violets, although they
are difficult to raise. The market is
never over-supplied with them as it some
times Is with other blossoms.
In May the runners from the violet
plants which have been blooming in the
winter are cut off, planted in groups ot
threes, nineinchesapart, in rich, well-spaded
soli, the glass sashes removed and the slips
left to the mercies of the open air .and
sunshine. In September the glass sashes
go on again and by October the dainty
flowers have begun to show snd-will from
that time on bring from 1 to 3 cents apiece
for their grower.
fejThoagh protected from the frost, the
I Jperature must bo kept as low as pos
J Je, as the violet is an early spring flower.
A young woman wno noias a government
position in Washington and lives in the
suburbs adds materially to her salary by
raising violets. Each morning before goins
to work she cuts and arranges the purple
beauties and an agent disposes of them
There is a florist In New Jersey who has
200,000 square feet of gloss-covered
ground devoted to violets alone and largely
supplies the New York City demand. He
bas produced an -extraordinary variety
called the Marie Louise, each, blossom be
ing as large as a silver dollar, with a stem
flfteenlncheilong. Oneof them will make
a man's boutonnlere and a dozen make an
immense corsage bouquet for a glri. ' Tbey
are worth their Tvelsht in gold.
If you want to preserve your bunch of
violets never by any chance let water
touch anything ba t the stems. It it touches
the petalsltwiUwitberthCTj, besides taking
away their perfume.
BRET HAHTK'8 SBW STOBY.
Tho Snnflay Timoa- ot Angriut 11
will tx-stu tbe publication oBret
Vnrtn's uen aerial "Jn a.-Wov ot
MONKEY AND PAHBOT SENSE.
Amnslug Incident That Prove tbe
Quick Intelligence ot Animal.
After a somewhat learned acd very In
teresting discussion- on tbe 'Nearness' of
animals to man," and Mr. Garnet's ef
forts toward developing a monkey lan
guage, etc., some one told tbe followirg
"A young lad In a Southern family I
know had a half-grown black monkey
sent to him from Borreo. Jhe creature,
shy and strafge al first; soon showed
himself responsive to Idcdnoss, quick and
intelligent In learning the usual accom
plishments thought cecessary In a monkey
education. He became warmly attached
to bis youthful owner, acd the two friends
might bo seen anywhere together, the
Borneo perched on the shoulders of young
America, occasionally glvlpg hlin an affec
tionate tap on the check or chattering in
his ear In the most human way possible.
-After a while 11 was decreed that Yokko's
master must be sent North to school and
tbe desolate condition of tb.1t monkey. In
consequence, was really pitiable he grieved
and refused to be comforted for a long time
and whn be suddenly became mischievous.
Hi played sucb tilcks and pranks that at
lost everybody's patience gae out and
Yokko aws disposed of and disappeared.
Yeais went by and tho young Southerner
went fiom school to college; soon after his
graduation he was visiting In some Western
city Chicago, I think and passing along
the streets one day he observed a knot of
to se what It meant, suddenly a great black
thing lighted on his shoulders, bis neck was
closely clasped and a little cold, black paw
was patting and stlokbig bis face, with
such an abandon of affection, sucb an ex
cited chattering and murmuring as com
pletely bewildered the young man for a
Ot course it was Master Yokko, de
scended to the role of an organ-monkey,
and after all tho years, all tbe travel and
toll and change, ba bad recognized his
old young master! Tbo delight was
mutual, and arrangements were soon
completed for the repurchase of Yokko.
Certainly, If prompt, swift, decisive ac
tion is indicative of something beyond
mere instinct-ot intellect. In fact that
monkey bad ltl and there wasn't any
question as to his "nearness to man," was
Then a navy man wbo was present told
"You know sailors are always fond of
pets, and on board a man-of-war they
are especially so; there are always two or
three, sometimes more, on board, and a
ship In southern waters always bas a
'monkey and parrot.' So, at Madagas
car tbey" brought a big black ape, whom
the men named 'Majuuga,' from tbe
name of tbo poet. She was tame and had
had some teaching, and altogether was
very well behaved. When she first came
aboard it was necessary to shut her up
while wo were getting off; so a banana
was put into an empty chicken coop and
Majur-ga went in. While she was appa
rently absorbed in peeling and eating tbe
banana tbe door of tbe coop was closed
upon her and fastened by means of a
hasp over an eye, and a big nail slipped
through. So, you see, the monkey -was
safe. Now, a monkey Is always on the
watch exactly at the mement when it
seems least so; it will look in every
direction but the one it needs to appa
rently. Consequently Majunga had ber
back to the door all tbe time when she
had finished her banana she turned around
and without ope instant's hesitation she
put her paw tbrough the bars ot the rocp,
lifted out tho nail, pushed open the door,
and mounted on top of the coop, laid the
nail beside her, and with evident interest
watched what was going on.
"One day she spied a bowl of milk that
had been put away on a swing shelf set
away for the captain's use. Majunja
sprang up onto tbe shelf, took the bowl and
jumped down to the deck with It so lightly
that not a drop of the milk was spilled; then
she seated herself bv me, holding the bowl
me what shebad done and what she was go
ing to do it was as plain as possible no
mistaking it! I never felt so humiliated
In my life! there was that black ape beside
me. talking to me explaining something
to me which she evidently expected mo to
understand and I felt tliatl ought not only
to understand ber. but that I looked just
like berl I actually hated the beast!"
intellectual-looking man feeling bis like
ness to a monkey.
"Well, when the explanation was over
Madame Majunga lifted tbe bowl to her
bead, using her two bands just as I would
bave done, drank the milk, put tbe empty
b?wl ba?k on tbe swing shelf and left me to
There was a general laugh, ard some
body asked about parrots. "Oh, yes;
where there's a monkey there will al
ways bo a parrot or two. Yes. we have
a parrot on board ship, and she soon
learned to call the" captain's orderly a
dozen times a day. 'Orderlyl Orderl-y!
come here!' imitating the captain's voice
so that fie poor orderly had no peace
of his life.
Sometimes when the men were hauling
away at Eome of the gear, Polly would
pipe 'belay.' The men would stop ard
belay.' It became very annoying, iboagh
one had to laugh al It."
The singular appropriatercss of parrot
talk is often remarkable. A great gray
and crimson parrot in the country for
her summering hod perched herself ot a
fence separating the garden from a paddock
n which some cews ard two or three youn
calves were kept, roily sat quietly enjoy
ing the surshine, when suddenly one of
the little calves came bounding towanl
her with oil that recullar grace of move
ment that dlstlrguL-hes those animals
Poor Polly was so frightened that she
tumbled oft her perch over backward to
the ground. She got up. very ratlin 01s
heveled and very much ashamed, and was
even heard to say, sotto voce:
"Can't you take a Joke, Poliv"
MRS. H. P. nrsE.
PACTS ABOUT BEDSKINS.
At the coming of the whites tattooirg
was almost universal among the Indians.
The only tradlrg Indians at the time
of the discovery were the Huron Iroquois.
Among the Irdlans, as among most
savage and barbarous people, all the or
namect Is monopolized by the men.
The average volume of the Indian brain,
as shown from the measurements of nearly
1,000 skulls. Is 7" cubic Indies.
Several Indian tribes were riimcd from
the locality In which they resided, as the
Delnwares; Mountain, and River Indians.
The oldest ruins on the western contt
nert arc believed to be those of Copan.
They were deserted long before the con
quest and their origin forgotten.
Both In Mexico nrd elsewhere great con
fusion has arlen among the antiquarians
from confourdlng recent monuments with
tbose ot more ancient date, but erected
by the same people.
The French was the orly nation that
acquired a permanent ascendency over
the Indlars without serious wars. The
efforts or the French to upraise the con
dition of the Irdlans were earnest, but
There is in the Mississippi Ynlley a sys
tem of earthworks cxtcndlrg from the
Great Lak-s to the gulf. They are of va
rious dimensions and generally crown
the tops of hills and have defenses and ap
proaches very Dincbrsly conlrWed.
While thure are no statistics available,
careful estimates from all possible sources
ot information mako It -probable that at
the time of tho discovery there werp not
more than 500,000 Irdlans in all North
America. Lowell Dally News.
Licenses to marry bave been issued as
Abram'A. J. GasVell. of Mannlngton, W.
Va., and Bylvla M. Hogan, of Chicago.
William Jouesand Mary Brown.
George Rubenacker and Hattle C. Essex.
William N. Miller and Julia A. Jackson.
William A. McCabe and Mildred A. Hil
lengass. Maurice M. Brown and Mary Leonora
Dermis Joseph Dnnn and Mabel E. Wright,
both of Fairfax County. Va. "
James WHktrd Shanahan and Cora Bell
Bale, botb of Baltimore.
Richard P. Burns and El'-D Blr- --'b
of. Richmond, Va.
BON MARC HE.
This is not because we have
bought out a manufacturer or
because we were able bj some
lucky stroke to buy very cheaply
none of these but simply because
we have an immense surplus from
our regular summer stock.
We don't want to keep them.
Lawns, Percales, Striped Madras,
In Iloo Boy checks, Scotch plaids,
stripes, poker dots, llr.ons. Tnara
re all colors In these Waists. Tha
variety is wonderful, the goods
31W18 SEVENTH STREET NORTIIWEST.
PLYING PISII CIHCCS.
Yellow TulU Create a Dlnturbunccoa
There was an unasnal excitement in tbo
little town of Avalon, Santa Catallca
Island. Men who were selling goods in tbe
curiosity stores that lined tbe bay stopped
suddenly, Ilstcred, then, without explana
tion, rushed out, to the amazement ot the
customers, some of whom rushed after
them. Guests In the hotels, hearing tbe
commotion, looked out or upper windows,
followed suit, and it was even said that tbe
local barber dropped bis razor and rushed
for the beach, leaving his customer sittiEg
in tbe chair half .shaved.
TWO ASTOUNDED FISHEP.MEN.
This excitement, acd I saw it all, was
started by two boys who bad been sitting
quietly a few minutes before on the little
pier that ran out into tbo bay. They wero
feeling, if the truth were told, rather disap
pointed at tbe poor fishing, when suddenly,
without the slightest warnlrg, the water,
which had been perfectly smooth, turred,
so far as appearances go. Into a. boiling;
YELLOW TAILS 1 1
Tbe boys started to their feet in amaze
ment, one being almost Jerked overboard
by a pull on his lire, wbicb parted. Then,
with eyes dazzled by the apparition of
dazzling fish, they shoaled excitedly, "Yel
low tail! Y How tail! The cry was beaten
to side, repe'ed In the neighboring streets,
and, as a result, every one who could
rushed down to the heaeh.
The yellow tail is a fish, large and beauti
ful, with, as its name suggests, a yellow
tail, a greenish back, and white and silvery
belly. Not ono yellow tail, but thousands,
had taken possession of the little bay.
rushing in like furies, chasing tbe small
fry and flying fishes, and in tbe operation
causing tbe boiling acd splashing nuwi
the boys bad first noticed.
There were probably fifty boats on tbe
beach, and at anchor, they were soon
secured, and all Santa Cataliua went
fishing, among tbem tbe two boys, who,
taking tbe oars, were soon over tbe
sihool and hauling in tbe big game.
The yellow tails were from two to four
feet In length, and it required no llttV"
skill to land tbe largest ot these fish,
and when all tbe boats were afloat,
manned by men. boys and ladies, all
throwing lines, bauliug lu fish, laughing
and shouting, it was an exciting scene.
The shore was lined with people, wbo
had no boats, bat tbey also cast in their
lines, wbicb became entangled with those
or others; and so tbe fun grew fast auii
STARTING THE CIRCES.
Tbo most interesting feature of this
seeming battle of tbe fishes was the
flight of iho Hying fishes. These singular
creatures, eighteen inches iu length, with
their gauze-like wings, seemed to be the
especial object ot tbu yellow tails, an4
wero In the air here, there and everywhere.
Some flew out upon the beach, one land,
lug in a lady's lap, while the clever old
dog of Hugo, thj fisherman, raught others
as they were struggling to reach the
water again. The fliers cither did not
have tbe power to avoid the boats or
were confused by tbeiu, as frequently
they dashed over them.
As several soared over the bor.t containing
our two young fishermen, one seized a hoop
that had been used as a net hoop and beld
It up after tbe manner of the clown in the
circus, and it the- flying fish did not pass
through it was simply an accident, as one
struck a lady in a neighboring boat which
I was rowing, and another passed so near
my head that I moved to avoid the living
arrow The incident was quite sufficient
for the boys toclaim to haveeuacted a part
in a fish circus, and certainly the perform
ers above and below the surface earned
oJt tbe idea.
A BIG CATCH.
Surely sucb a display of agility on the
part ot the fuhes was never before seen at
Santa Cntalina. In a very sbort time more
than two hu ndred yellow tails, ranging from
fifteen to thirty pounds, had been caught,
while hundreds had escaped. It was over
and what the bo s called a fish circus had
Never was there such an opportunity to
observe the flying fishe", and a the large
fishes drove them on to where the wind
came heavily around the island, a strange
scencensned. As they dashid into the air,
the gusts of wind caught them and bore
them up ten or fifteen feet, wheio the sun
flashed on them, and from a distance one
might have imagined that a flock of birds
had suddenly arisen and were being carried
away on the wind. C. F. HALDER.
GIVTS THAT BENEFIT.
Wlint tln nicyclo I Said to lluvo
Doim for lliirlem.
President Low's example or some other
jlually happy Incentive lias proved potent
with an unknown giver, who bas promised
to put up another fire college building in
upper New York, says Harptr'a' Weekly.
Tills time the'college that is benefited is
not Columbia, bjt the University of New
York. Tho building which Is promised will
bu the central bulldirg on the rew site
on University Heights. Mr Stanford White
bas drawn plans for it, which will prob
ably bo accepted. They fall Tor an expen
diture "of S230.000, and provide fur a
museum, library, commencement hall, and
administration offices all In one building.
Among the bulldl-gs already erected on
University Heights site are the hall of lan
guages, the Charles Bjller hall, the Havc
meyer laboratory, association hall, labor
atory and Jvelurc-rnoni3 for physics ard
engineering, geology and bioloy, and tbe
gymnasium. Harlem promises to brt archi
tecturally theshow end of the city. Withso
mauy rotablo halls ot learning, piety and
cijarily rising actually or lo prospect on far
uptown sites It Is ccmforttL-g to remember
that within two or three years the bicycle
ba3 made upper New York both attractive
and accessible to thousands of New York
ers who do not live there a-d exesnt for the
blcjclc would seldom go there. As It Is,
they ramble around the Harlenvavenues
by the thousand and rejoice In all the
mighty works, they see.
I1RET IIAHTE'S TETV STORY.
Tlir- Stinany Time-ot Auguut-11
will he-;lii the publication ot Bret
IliirtoV now Mortal "Id u Hollow ot
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