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THE TIMJSS, TPJESD.ATATTaTTST- 6,-189.5.,
t For Fall
I Are being
in this store, but busi
ness is not being inter
fered with a particle.
Don't think you will
have dust and dirt to
contend with either,
when you shop here.
We are delighted
with the Fall Stock,
which is now fast com
ing in. Soon we'll be
saying something about
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
Furniture and Carpets,
7th and D Sts.
FOR SMALLl'OX rATIENTS.
Tents Sent to tlio Colored It e fusees
at Eagle Puss.
Surg. Oen. Wyuinn, of the Marino Hos
pital Service, has ordered that a number
or tents be cent, from the detention camp
at Wayii"sville, Ga., to Eagle Pass, Tex.,
for use by the colored refugee sinatliox
patients in quarantine at the latter place.
The Federal authorities nre also supply
ing guards through the customs service to
k"ep the negroes f rom scatlcringaudspread
ing the disease.
Advices received by Dr. Wyman indicate
that eleven new cases have developed since
Saturday, making fifty six in all. There
bave been three deaths.
Dr. Wyman has requested Consul Gen
eral Williams at Havana to notify the
captains of vessels bound for ports in the
Stats of South Carolina to proceed via
the quarantine station at Blackboard's Isl
and for lnsjKfCtiou, and in order to secure
the medical officer's certificate of pra
tlqui. "Tins," says Dr. Wyman in Ms letter,
"will prevent the expense of returning to
that quarantine station before being ad
mitted to entry. This applies to vessels
either with sickness on board or coming
from an Infected port."
MUST rAY IN NEW YORK.
Jadgo Colo Refuses a Mandamus In
tbo Whaloy Case.
The application for a writ of mandamus
against the Secretary of the Treasury and
the Treasurer of the United States, com
pelling them to pay a draft in this city to
Messrs. W. A. Whalcy and Harry Taylor
when they were by contract bound to pay
It in New York, was refused by Judge Cole
this morning in circuit court. No. 2.
Messrs Whatcy and Taylor, the appli
cants for the writ, were employed by the
Government to erect two buildings at W1J
let's Point, N. Y. Before the work was
completed they employed the Bervices of
three New York contractors, entering into
an agreement with them that they would
receive no money from the Government offi
cials in payment for the work except the
payment be made at Wlllet's Point and
in the presence of the New York contrac
tors. When the buildings were completed the
Secretary of the Treasury was ready to
turn over a draft for $17,000, the amount
due the contractors, bjt a controversy had
meantime arisen -bet ween Whaley and Tay
lor and the New Yorkers. Messrs Whaley
and Taylor thereupon asked the Govern
ment to pay the money In Washington. The
request was refused.
"WINDOW GLASS WORKERS.
Their Meeting Will Result In nn
Increase of Wages.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. G The window
glass workers' wage committees of the
Eastern, Western and Northern districts,
which have been in session here since
Thursday arranging the wage scale for the
next blast, have completed their work and
The wage scale as completed calls for 15
per cent adv2-.ee alsng the entire lit. The
Eastern committee were given permission
to fix their own wage scale. They will
meet in a few days and make the scale
about 10 per cent higher than the general
scale. The Northern district scale will
be 7 1 -2 per cent higher.
The Western wage committee left for
Pittsburg and will meet the manufactu
rers there to day. They are confident that
an advance In wages will be granted. Sev
eral big firms arc getting their factories
ready now for the next blast, and they look
for a general resumption September 1.
The Eastirn wage committee will prob
ably meet the manufacturers in Philadel
phia next week.
THEY SPEND MONEY.
On Broadway there are twenty lawns,
each worth $1,000,C00.
Cornelius Varderbllt has gates from
France, stoce from the West, a gardener
from Berlin, ard plants from Italy.
Dr. Webb's home cost $3,000,000.
George "Vanderbilt has spent $5,000,000
on his country seat in North Carolina and
expects to expend as much more in fur
nishing. John Jacob Astor has bestowed a
$1,000,000 piece of jewelry on his wire.
Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt received
$25,000 worth of bouqacts at her coming
William C. Whitney has a ballroom In
which the panels of Italian pink marble
cost $5,000 each.
The Jewels worn by New York women
an opera rhcht some time ago were esti
mated to be worth $1,385,000.
At the Burden-Ploare wedding there were
ISO millionaires, with the aggregate pile
of $t, 000,000,000.
Pianos costfg from $10,000 to $15,000
are common in the homes of these people
and are rot regarded as luxuries.
" In Time.
"I thought you were going to learn to
love me," he "ighed.
"Have patience," she returned calmly,
"I proposetnklng that matter up Just as
soon as I learn meat pies and pillow shams.
Yes." Detroit Tribune.
i" IN A WORTHY CAUSE.
(subscriptions Solicited for Widow of
tho Unfortunate Cornlco-Worker.
The Times has been requested by the
Eccentric Association of Steam Engineers
to open a subscription list for Mrs. Lucy
Phillips, widow of the cornice worker who
lost his life by the fall of scaffolding on the
corner of Twelfth and L streets northwest,
a few weeks ago.
The Times cheerfully acquiesces and
solicits liberal contributions for one who
is left la distressfully destitute circum
stances. Already received: '
C. G. Conn $5 00
Eccentric Association ot Steam En
F. T. Porter 75
H. C. Davis 1.00
Xj. H 8. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 5 00
X. L. 8 1.50
Amalgamated Society ot Carpenters
and Joiners 6.25
FOREIGNERS IT HUM
Very Cheering Report From the
Chevalier Antonia Macchi.
EUEOPEANS WILL RESPOND
Tbo Euergetlo Commissioner Gen
eral tor EuropoSectires tile Hearty
Co-operation of Many Foreign No
tions Which "Will at Once Forward
New Tork, Aug. C Chevalier Antonio
Macchi, commissioner general for Europe
to the Cotton States and International
Exposition, and Mr. Ilnrace Bradley, who
has charge or the European exhibit in the
fine arts department of the exposition, arc
both in this city, having Just teturned
from London. Mr. Macchi was seen last
night, and expressed himself as greaUy
pleased at his success in interesting Euro
pean manufacturers in the coming expo
sition. FOREIGN NATIONS INTERESTED.
Mr. Macchi was appointed in February,
and went at once to London. Since that
time he has traveled through Germany,
France, Italy, Belgium and Spain, and has
visited Russia and tome -of the smaller
states, lie has been devoting particular
attention to securing exhibits for the
department of manufacture and Industry.
In these departments the Atlanta Ex
osition will be iinany respects a minia
ture of tLe Columbian Exposition, but
will ulso have original features. Particular
attention will be paid to showing the
special productions of each country in
as conip ete a form as possible Germany
will send a large collection, of pottery,
ceramics, and musical instrument?. France
wi.l contribute many new scientific ap
pliances, the collection of electrical in
struments leing cfpcially large, and from
Russia will come a large exhibit of furs.
As the managers of the exposition will
devote one-half of tbe manufcturts' build
ing to European exhibits, it will be possible
to find room there for statues, bronzes,
china, pottery, nnd glusswarc, and these
will make up no small purl or the foreign
exhibit. From Italy, especially, valuable
works of nrt have been obtained.
ART AND BICYCLES.
In household art an interesting display
will be made by a Parisian firm, which
will show a model Paris drawing-room.
By these means Mr. Macchi expects that
Americans will be supplied with valuable
information in the matters ,of nrt and ar
tistic household decorations.
On account or the widespread interest
In wheeling, the exhibition ot foreigj
made bicycles is likely to prove ot particu
lar Interest to many Americans who will
have an opportunity to compare the for
eign machines with those of American
make. Manufacturers in England, France,
and Italy will send bicycle exhibits.
In regard to the attitude of Europeans
toward the exposition, Mr. Macchi said
that in Great Britain especially, where the
products of the cotton States are largely
used, they were quick to appreciate its
Most of the exhibits from abroad arc al
ready on their way to New York, and Mr.
Macchi sals that his department will be
completed by the opening day, September
Here 1r an English recipe for lavender
water which the writer can recommend as
delightful and refreshing quite a rec
essary adjunct to the bath on a warm day:
Take two and one-half quarts of rectified
spirits, two and one-half ounces of es
sential nil of lavender, and one ounce of
bergamot, four drops of essence of am
bergris and one-half ounce of orris root
digested with it.
Tin re is also another recipe quite similar:
Three drachms each of oil of lavender
and oil of bergamot, six drops each of oil
of cloves and attar of roses, one drachm
or true oil or rosemary, one ounce or honey,
three scruples of benzoic acid, one pint
of rectified spirits and three ouuets of dls
Still another recipe, also English In
origio, requires four drachms or oil of
lavender, twenty drops each of essence of
bergamot, essence ot Itmon, attar of rosea.
one drachm of e-senc-e of ambergris three
pints of rectified spirits, four ounces of
orangeflower water, twelve ounces of rose
water aud twenty grains of burned alum.
Shake frequently and then put it In n cool
place for some days before filtering, when
yon will have lavender water both de
lightful and refreshing.
There is a perfectly harmless prepara
tion Tor thesklu which Is well worth trying
Jpon occasions when, for Instance, the skin
is dry or has been tanned by exposure to
the sun and wind.
Almond oil, as every one knows, can
never harm any skin, and this with sweet
and bitter almonds constitutes a good
share of the mixture, which is made In the
Blanch fhe ounces of sweet almonds
and one ounce of bitter almonds; beat
tl.ein until quite smooth with one-half
ounce of white curd soap and one-half
pint of rose water. Melt one-hair ounce
oil of sweet almonds, two ounces of white
wax, one-half ounce spermaceti and mix
with the other preparations until ail Is
like cream and strain through muslin.
Then add gradually two pints of rose
water, twenty drops each of oil of lavender
and attar of roses dissolved in one pint of
This recipe makes a. large quantity. o
if you are generous you can share It with
your neighbor who has a complexion sho is
AN IRREVERENT FAHMEH.
He Asked for nn Agricultural Report
Hut Whs Indifferent as to Duto.
The official in charge of the correspond
ence ot the Agricultural Department in
Washington a few years ago was a gentle
man of education and polish, says the New
York World. But, above all, he was an ac
complished, conscientious and consummate
letter writer. All the courteous expressions
of governmental epistles were at his fingers'
ends, and it was a pleasure to him to Im
part to tbeni a gracefulness that gov
ernmental letters sometimes lack.
He received a scrawly letter one day.
It was from Hosca Jones, ot Goose Run,
Wis. It was addressed to tbc"Agrycul
tral Deptment, Wosh'ntn, D. C," and it
said: "Sr, I want a agreecultral repo't
an' bem' In the farnuin' busness I orter
Now there are many agricultural re
ports, ot many dates nnd on many topics,
and a request for one or more of these ab
sorbing and valuable volumes should of ne
cessity be more specific than Mr Jones'
requesst was. The official, having plenty
of time and seeing a chance for harmless
pleasantry, Indited an elaborate letter to the
farmer, informing him of tie eagerness
with which the government desired to give
the husbandmen ot the nation all the In
formation It had obtained as the result of
scientific and practical research. This and
more he wrote of tho Agricultural Depart
ment's solicitude for the farmer, and then,
indicating the desirability of a specific
statement as to the date or subject of the
report desired, he closed with the a"yur
ance of the Secretary's esteem.
Mr. Jones responded promptly and some
what laconically. "I don't give a ,"
he said, " what tho book is nbou tor when it
was rote. I want it fur a skrap book."
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 5. Ten ot the pro
spective 5,000 Lithuanian colonists, who
are to settle on the Mayo estate on Maratico
Creek, Va., will leave for that place on
Wednesday, taking with them the neces
sary farming imp'ements. Two of. tho tea
were married lo-day. The land will be
cultivated for trucking. It embraces sev
eral thousand acres. The Litliuaniancol
onists will come principally from Eastern
MURDEROUS KO LAI SOCIETY.
Missionary Taylor's View of tboMns
pacro at Kl-Chung
London, Aug. 6. Dr. Taylor, a mis
sionary, who tilM Just returned to Lon
don from the district in China where the
outrages bave been committed, said yes
terday in an interview that all the trou
ble had been caused by the secret society,
Ko Lai, which has Increased In strength
enormously since the war. The society,
Dr. Taylor states, was established -wlttr
the object of overturning the dj-nasty.
It threatens and maltreats Chinamen
who are not included in its membership,
b.it is especially Inimical to foreigners.
The governrant has been Informed ot 11
practices, but has done nothiug, partly,
perhaps, because the Viceroy of Foochoo
bates foreigners. Dr. Taylor paid a, high
tribute to American consul Ulxson at
Foochoo, and expresses the opinion that
the escape of the Americans at Kuchena
waB due to bi.-.nergetic action, and to his
having nlso proclaimed that if Americans
suffered outrage those responsible for the
crime would be. punished in other ways
than by paling damages. It Is possible,
Dr. Taylor thinks, that the victims of the
Chinese were staying In the Kucticnz
district against the advice of the British
THE SEA LION TOLD.
Discovered Fine Fishing lua Lakonnd
Went Buck After Hit Friends.
Once upon n time Lake Merced stood
high in the estimation of city anglers, says
the San Francisco Bulletin. It was ac
cessible and didn't require much Influence
to cast a line Into Its waters. Big firh
lingered among the weedy depths and
browsed along the tnndy shores on tho
western end. Cornelius Stngg then kept a
road bouse oppoMtc the old race track and
there was a good dinner for tho belated
angler under his roof and a good bed and
a bottle of flagiiifntid refreshing claret.
Scott Tidbill, tho artist; John Adams, and
dozens ot worthy fishermen eluco departed,
have swung their rods over tho ripp'cs
of Merced, and compared notes around the
blazing fire at night, and were, perhaps,
us boastful and mendacious as the anglers
of the generation that succeeded them.
The trout era passed away and was fol
owed by an epoch of carp. Those mud
grubbers, fattened on the bordering grasses
nudle-dalifcofui disturbed and Igi'omlnious
indolence. Noliody wanted them at any
price and the barnacle grew up on the
e drs of the gang from lniplo acd unbroken
lazliic-s. Then another change toolr places
and the lis:, commissioners announced
that they wero going to put muscallonge
In the lake. A month or so altcrward thoy
did It and it was eupr-o'ed that the reign
of the carp wo over and that those fero
cious Ircsti-watvr sharks would completely
A sagacious sea lion felt recently bat
there must be something wortti seeing be
yor.el the neighborhood of the Cliff Houie
and Sutro He-ights. So he made u Journey
to Lake Merced nnd fouuel the water ard
the surroundings congenial. lie tasted the
carp and approved of their flavor, and, be
ing a genial al generous lion, lie returned
t o t he seal rocks and told his chum whereho
had lieen and what he had seen An ex
cursion party consisting of a select num
ber of gentlemen and lady marine lions
was at once organized, and on a flncnioon
light night the band started for Merced.
Everything was Just as the pioneer had rep
resented, and a brilliant tcason of feeding
ar.d general ciiJoiuent was Inaugurated.
AtojtMilstiincthcSprlns Valley Company
drew a net across the lake to sec how the
muBcallonge were getting on. The sea
lions, now permanent residents of the lake,
laughed beeitily at the experiment, and
waved their fllr-ersto the fishermen toeu-
cojrage them to keep on with their nets and
let them know bow many muscallonge were
left. For the muscallonge bad got to'the
la6t dozen or so of carp vv hen the sea lions
came in, and the sea lions had done up the
musiallorgc when th cxperinJcntal nets
were cast. Nothing but a few catfish and
stickleback now runaln In Lake Mercesl
Theren lines are stll! there, lint unless some
r-o-j EtcelU". is dotit. acd pretty soon at
tuai, they will return to theseal rocks.
KILLING THE GOLDEN GOOSE.
Eugllnh l'e-ople Persist ill Robbing
.Amerlcnu Tourists. .
Never, no, never before, have so many
Americans been Feized with the intention
of visiting Great Britain as during the last
few months, says the Gentlewoman. Dur
ing June and July London is crowded
with mn and women hailing from all parts
ot tho United States; in the autumn our
health and pleasure resorts should be the
smno ot our annual merrymaking and
"camping out." And wo ought to be
ready to receive 6trnngers right royally
nnd return in some way the boundless
klndncs3 aud hospitality which they heap
In a letter I recently read from a certain
young English decadent who has been do
ing th4 round of the American, cities he
remarks: "The Americans I simply love;
tli"y are so wonJorfullv synipatbeti; to
onI There is no trouble they will not
take or iiersonal inconvenience they will
not suffpr it In nnv way they can render
one a service." This is true hospitality.
In these bad times ot depression in trade it
Would bJ as much to our own advantage as
to theirs not only to welcome but retain the
Americans in England us long as possible.
Not all Americans are rich, though most
are generous. We are sadly iu need of
their dollars, but need not be extortionate
for all that.
Dressmakers and milliners have discov
ered that an American woman is beginning
to like nice London frocks as well as ulce
Paris ones. But If the London dressmaker
charges her Just the same price as the
French one she the American will prefer,
from the force of old habit, to give a
Parisian her order. Gloves, old silver,
bric-a-brac, pictures, quaint furniture and
leather work Americans are glad to pur
chase here. Though many can afford to go
to big hotels, there are thousands who,
accustomed to their own comparatively
modest boarding houses, would be glael
to stay in the English country during the
summer and fall if tbey could find enm
fortableand decent hotels where tbey might
stay at from 2 to 4 guineas a bead a week,
all included. I am convinced that In a few
jears' time the innkeepers in the more
romantic parts of England. Scotland, Ire
laud and Wales would reap a splendid
harvest annually of do'.'ars If they could
prepare their minds to maklng-thelr houses
as attractive- and as inexpensive as those
to which Americans resort In their hun
dreds or thousands in Germany and Swit
zerland every August and September. -
A letter was received recently In the
governor's mall from a lady, stating that
she had trouble with her liwyer and asking
permission of his excellency to shoot the
lawyer some dark night. "I do not want
to do anything against the law , you know,"
she adds In her letter. The governor has
not as yet rendered an opinion on this
legal point. Boston Traveller.
The lady bad implied a doubt as to the
statement ot the dairyman.
"Madam,". ho said, indignantly, "my
reputation rests upan my butter."
"Well," she replied, testily, "you needn't
get cross about lt.The foundation Is
strong enough to keep It up forever."
Japanese ns Well as Chinese.
San Francisco, Ang. 6. The State labor
commissioner has prepared a petition to
Congress asking for tho passage of a law
to restrict the immigration ot Japanese
into the United States. The fact Is set Torth
that the investigation of Japanese labor in
this State proved that the white labor Is
being supplanted by coolie importations,
and that unless relief is granted by Congress
the white laborers will soon be forced out
ot the field. II Is the intention to have this
petition signed in every port of the State
and then forwarded to Washington as soon
as Congress convenes.
Employing Printers Convene.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 6. The formal oc
cupation of St. Paul by the representatives
ot the employing printers of the country
began yesterday, when the delegates to
the ninth annual convention of the-United
Typothctae arrived. A reception was ten
dered the delegatcs'at the establishment of
the West Publishing Company.
OIRi'S DUAL BOARDS
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Answer of ths.'A. P. A. Commis
sioner Filed in Court.
NO EXCITEMENT EXISTS
It May Bo the Calm He f ore the Storm
and the Premonition of Bloodshed.
Police ForcolMnlnly Interested in
the l'uymeyn'i.pl Their Salaries).
Specials Have Orders to lioport.
Omaha, Neb., A'ufc. 0. The answer ot
the A. P. A. polfcx" commissioners tu the
petition of the regular fire and police com
missioners waB filed In the district court
yesterday. The heamig came up this morn
ing and was In the nature of a test of the
coiistitutioiialityiroffftbe new law, under
which thi A. P. A. in acting.
The petition claims that a premeditated
plan was arranged by certain Individuals
to tenner the raw" void, and that "for
further prosecution of said plan, Mayor
George P. Benilg procured a pretended in
junction to be issued,' pretending to restrain
the city counea from approving the de
fendants' bond, but said Injunction was
aud is illegal and void and of no effect
and was procured with the fraudulent
purpose and design of preventing the de
fendants from having legal status herein
and In pursuance of the aforesaid corrup
tion, as defendants are Informed and be
lieve." The answer concluded:
"If any dual board of commissioners ex
ist 11 will be because said plaintiffs, in
violation ot law and In pursuance of a
long before preconceived plan nnd In pur
suance of an agreement to set aside the
law, and to violate the same, will continue
es aforesaid wrongfully orcaulze-d. con
trolled and createil, to exercise the func
tions pertaining to said board. And tho
ucrendants maintain that the plalntirfs
cannot try the constitutionality of sold
law in thce proceedings."
NO EXCITEMENT IN THE CITY.
Not a ripple of excitement Is noticed in
the clly so far as the police muddle Is con
cerned. Whether It is a calm tefore the
storm and a premonition of bloodshed Is a
ALL SALARIES TIED UP.
The only subject now agitating the
members of the police force is about the
payment of salaries. All salaries for
last month are tied up. While tho seventy-five
special policemen appointed
by Mayor BjiuIs have heen (tmi-hnnmi
until further notice is Chen, it Is an
nounced that the furthe-r notice was in
terpreted to mean. "Report for duty
Tuesdnr. luornlmr "
One of the spesjials said he had Instruc
tion to report to-ruortuw subject to the
directions of Chief White. Whether the
chief anticipates trouble or whether it is
the Intention of the board to use the offi
cial axe upon the heads of the seventeen
police who are suspected of having a
sjHipatheiic feeling for the A. P. A. board
Another Murder in Kentucky.
Frankfort, Ky Aug, C As a result of a
quarrel between Richard Suter. a brother
of Hon. R. Lee Suter. the well-known 'at
torney of Louisville, and Harry Kelly, a
ward politician of this city. Kelly Is dead
and Suter Is In Jail. Kelly had a quar
rel with Willlum -il!l Monday and eij.
him up pretty badly. Suter. who wit
nesed the fight, testified in courtapalnst
Kelly. This infuriated Kelly, and when
the two men met by chance last night a
quarrel was at cce started. Kelly drev
a knirc and rushed toward Suter, wli
pulled his revolver and firetl three shots.
one or wnicn struck Kelly ..'n v bd
meni klHIng-Mnf-fihnost instantly. Suter
was arrested and placed in Jail.
Sttll Rioting tit Tabrcez.
Lordon, Aug C The Times to-day will
publish Tabreeze advices, stating that the
officials have .futfiflert. ttielr. promise to
secure a rcductiou tn the-pilx-cf bnad.
This, however, -did not loti'fy the rioter;
who. it is reported attacked the palace
of Muzntfereddine, son of the Shah and
governor of the-city. The latter, it is
stated, ordered ;hi -bodyguards-, to fire
upon the mob, .early -twenty of whom
were killed white many others wire
wounded. A further and more vigorous
attack upon the governor's palace Is
JUST THAT .KIND OF A HOY.
Cirrus I'copleSteiilt lioTtriglitest Chil-drt-namlMieKnew
They Had Dai o.
The boy was lost a t theclrcns .observes the
New York Press.
At least his mother said he was and she
ought to know. Moreover, every one in the
neighborhood knew It, too, for she waspro
y grocery and on every corner, and to every
other mother that (be knew.
"He went tothecircuswithmeandthccir
cus has gone out of town and he has been
on the lookout for bright children and Dave
Is Just tbeklndofa boy theywould naturally
Junipat," she said, wltbnnalrotconviction.
"What does the boy look Itke7" aked a
man In a sunburned suit, who had plenty of
time on his hands. "Is he red-headed, with
wlsted eyes and plenty of freckles on his
nose? Does he look as if he were never
washed, acd'are bis stockings in holes, and
Las his coat been madeup of some one else's
old one, and does he walk splay-toed llkei
rheumatic turtle, and is he kind ot half
witted?" The man tn the snsbnrncd suit was wise
enough to edge away as he asked tliesequesr
tlons, and w hen he fimlly escaped he mut
tered: "That'snll you get for trying to help
a woman. She Just gettraad. Itmlghthave
been herboy.cvvj'tlt wasn't."
Themothersp''-ttwo hours chaslngupacd
last, dead tired, she walked home, heavy
hearted and wretched.
When she got Indoors her husband was en
Joying his supper and t he boy was facing him
at the table, with a plled-up platcand satis
faction in every feature, for the circus had
sharpened his appetite.
As she came in the husband had asked:
"Where is your mother?" and tho boy was
replying, with his mouth full of meat-pie:
"Guessshe'alost. Shouldn't wonderitsome
of those circus men had stolen her."
And then the mother told the boy that if
he ever left her side when she tookhlm to tha
circus again It would be the last time.
FOR THE TYHANTS.
Babies whose mothers put them in car
riages with white, pink or blue sunshades,
and then wheel them out in the sun, have
a right to howl all night. The light is
apt to ruin their eyes forever.
An Infant should increase In weight from
a quarter to half a pound weekly the first
six months of Its life, and from an eighth
to a quarter of a pound weekly the sec
ond six months.. If it grows more slowly
It Js not healthy, and if 11 grows faster
it Is a phenomenon
Nurseries should be carpeted Iu felt
with" a thick layer of cork beneath to pre
vent tumbles resulting disastrously.
Here is a gootTWIy's menu for healthy
children: For breakfast, fruit, bread nnd
butter,-fresh niilK at 11, a good slice of
bread with butter; at 1, dinner ot some
simple meat, rice.qr,iotatoe8, a green vi-g-etable,
stewed fruit, custard or pudding;
at 4, a, few oatmeal biscuit, and at 6, a
big bowl of bread cut into dice with bollirg
milk poured over it
When cards arc sent out announcing the
birth of a chlldi'onfe. should Immediately
write a rote of congratulation to the pa
rents. A bunch ot flowcra sent to the
motherls also a gfaeeful acknowledgment.
Lo.-.r-nv-.Auc. 5. Miss Adelaide Bassett,
while ascendlngfln a balloon with a
a telephone w.ire. which detached the
parachute. Tbelady Jumped and was killed.
-A FEW FANCIES.
Thi dnka of York, afterwards Jame IT.,
once visited Milton. They talked together
for soma time and in the course ot their con
versation the dnke asked Milton whether
h9 did not think the loss of his sight was a
Judgment upon him for what he had written
against Charles I., the duke's father. Mil
ton's reply was to this effect: "If your
highness thinks that the calamities which
befall us here are indications ol the wrath
of beavea In what manner are we to ac
count ror tbo fate of the late king himself?
Tha .displeasure of heaven must, upon this
supposition have been much greater against
him than against mo, for I have only loet
my eyes but he lost bis head."
Afow yearsslnce a number of high Chinese
officials united in a petition to the throne
asking that a stop tw put to mining coal and
Iron at a point near tbo Imperial tombs,
upon the plea that this mining would disturb
the bones of the empress, who had recently
been buried. Afewyearsearlier the viceroy
at Foo Chow formally reported to the em
peror that permission ought not to be
granted to certain foreigners to erect build
ings upon the elope ot a hill within the walls
ot thi city. He based bis objection upon
the asserted fact that a great dragon rested
underneath Foo Chow and supported the
foundations of the city; that at the spot
named the veins and arteries of the dragon
came near to the surface aud hence that
tho weight of the buildings. If constructed,
would impede his circulation.
A regular pigeon letter-carrier service
Is. now carried on between Los Angeles,
Avaton, a summer resort on Catallna Is
land about fifty miles distant. Catallna
is visited only once a day by the steamer,
and is isolated as If In midocean. The time
to Los Angeles by steamer and railway Is
.from three to four hours; the pigeons take
but fifty minutes. The service now num
bers 100 birds, and covers private messages,
business orders nnd press intelligence.
By cable connection word can be sent to
any part of the world. There are several
ways of attaching the message to the
bird. Two methods, however, are most In
vogue. One is to rnld the slips of tissue
paper on which the communication Is
written lengthwise, wrap it snugly about
the bird's leg and tie securely with a
bit or twine. The other way Is to roll the
paper up into a drum-shaped pellet.
"Pin-money" Is an expression that came
into common usage at a time when a dozen
or perhaps two dozen of these articles
were considered an almost perilously ex
travagant annual allowauce. This quan
tity was considered a luxurious supply for
any lady, and quite capable of sustaining
and upholding all those attachable ar.d
cletaiuable antagonistic elements of ap
parel that made our grunddames both
picturesquely beautiful and Inexpressibly
uncomfortable. Pins were costly articles
in those days, nnd It Is scarcely possible
that the happy possessor of two dozen pins
a j ear ever gave sufficient range to her
imagination to picture the happy time when
her descendant should strew the earth with
a thousand or more pins a year and not
remi niber that they cost anything at all.
A pin was. not always an unconsidered
trifle by any means, as the want of one
when it la beyond reach proves to ua even
In this era of their abundance.
l'ullti) to the Last.
A friend cf mine who Las just returned
from Italy, where he has been wandering
for several months, told me an amusing
story with regard to one of those railways
that disfigure the high places of that
delightful country, though doubtless to the
lazy and the Invalid they are a blessing
aud a boon. My friend was seated in oneof
the cu rs near a stout English matron as they
made the ascent of a certain mountain.
"Aud where should we go. condLctor, if
the brake would not work?" asked the
stout lady, in vile Italian. The con
ductor courteously explained that In such
circumstance there was a second brake, a
duplicate safeguard, which might be re
lied on in such an unlikely emergency.
"And where should we go, conductor,
If this second brake would not work?" re
peated the persistent stout one.
"Ah. madame." reDlied ihe nffiMM with
an Inimitable shrug and smile, "that would
depend on what our Uvea had-beeo."
A n Insurmountable Obstacle.
Mrs. Flatly-No, I'm sure I could sever
ride a bicycle.
Mr. Flatly Nonsense; you could easy
enough if you really tried.
Mrs Flatly Yes, John; but how could I
evertell vvhethormy hat was on straight or
not? -Brooklyn Life.
Lucius Flaccus, the legate, and Metellus
asserted that they beheld In Crete the body
of a man thirty-three cubits long, or
In the time of Theodoras it was claimed
that in Egypt there was seen a pigmy so
small t hat he resembled a partridge. Healso
Philippldes was, according to the hon
orable I'Hny, a pair of seven league boots
iu himself. "He ran 170 1-2 miles in the
space of two days."
Fenllcind Lopez, historiographer to the
king of Portugal, had a man brought be
fore him iu the Indies who "by good proof
had lived 340 years, has grown young
four times, changing Ids hair and getting
new teeth." This prodigy had about 700
In Rome at the same time there lived a
man who was but 100 years of age, but
was reported tobave grown young and
changed his skin like a strike. Sad to say
after fifty years of bis second youth he
"sueldenly became very old indeed, and
seemed as If be was made of the bark of
Francis Battalia was said to have lived
on stones. He was bom with two on one
hand and one In the other and on the
physician's advice was fed from three to
four pebbles in a spoon once every twenty
An Un-to-Dato Theme.
"Well, Miss Vassar, I suppose you are
busyon yourgraduatlng essay?"
"What Is your subject?"
" 'The comparative merits ot Bonaparta,
Trilby, and Bicycling.' "Harper's Bazar.
Fathers 'Must Bo Careful There.
Among the Indians of British Guiana
usage bids the father go to bed when a
child Is born and allows the mother to re
turn at once to her household duties.
James Rodway's recently published book
on that country explains the custom by
,a superstition which attaches tho spirit
of the child to the body of the father.
The author says:
"The father must not hunt,, shoot or
fell trees for some time, because there Is
an Invisible connection tietween himself
an the balie, whose spirit accompanies
him in all bis wonderings anil might be
shot, chopped or otherwise injured un
wittingly, lie therefore retires to his
hammock, sometimes holding the little
one, and receives the congratulations of
his .friends, as well as the advice of the
elder members of the community. If he
has occasion to travel he must not co very
far. as the child and spirit might get tired,
and In passing a creek miii-t first lay
across It a little bridge or bend a leaf Into
theshape of a canoe for his companion.
BRET HARTF.'S NEW STORY".
The Sunday Times -of August 11
will ben in the publication of Bret
Harto's new serial "In a Hollow of
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 5. rire this after
noon destroyed the steamers Big Sandy and
Carrollton, the Memphis Line and the
Louisville Moll lines' wharf boa's, and in
jured five peop'e. The loss on the Sandy
Is $00,000, on ber cargo, $10,000; on the
Carrolltou, $40,000, and on the wharf
boats, $32,000. The injured are:
Supt. William R. Shaw, burned about
hands and neck; Jack Crowley, burned
about bands, neck, and arms; Fireman
William Klbby, back hurt; deaf and dumb
fireman on Big Sandy, numc unknown,
hands jand head burned; Fl-"man Bennett,
of Engine Company 4, was overcome by
beat and driven insane.
Several children on the boats were, res
cued at some peril, but with no fatality.
Christian Endeavor Union Has
Closed a Year's Great Work
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEET
The New Officers "Will Take Hold
ot Affairs Next Mouth Chairman
Smith Urges .Renewed Effort In
Behalf of 'DO Several Committees
Appointed for the Ensuing Term.
From This Morning's Times.
The Christian Endeavor Union of the Dis
trict officially closed tbe most success
ful year or Its existence last night at the
August meeting o f Ihe executive committee
In the Calvary Baptist Sunday School boase.
Tbe f Irst nice ting under tbe new administra
tion will be held next month, when tb
following officers will assume control:
President, M. M. Stand; first vice-presi
dent, 8. G. Wise; second vice-president.
Dr. C. W. Childs; third vice-president,. Miss
Mary Folks; recording secretary, H. C. Met
calf; corresponding secretary. Miss Lucy
Jurney; treasurer, Judge Anson S. Taylor.
service, as all of the annual reports were
submitted in June. Tbe most Important
business was theappointmentof Unioncom
mlttees for the ensuing year and a report of
tbe financial condition of the District Eh
deavorers. , ANSWERED THE ROLL CALL.
Representatives from forty societies re
sponded to Secretary Sleman's roll call,
which followed devotional exercises led
by President Sband. The Eckingtoa Sun
day School C. E. Society, which is a mis
sion of the North Presbyterian Church, was
admitted to the District Union.
From the committee ot '96 Chairman W.
H. H. Smith submitted a written report.
It referred to the Washington delegates'
part in tbe Boston convention, and said that
many valuable points were gained for tbe
preparation lor the convention of '90. Mr.
Smith stated that he was anxious to con
fer with presidents of societies -during the
ensuing week at tbe committee's head
quarters in room 104, Lenman building,
adjoining the Y. M. C. A. rooms, in relation
to matters connected with the convention.
The report referred to the destruction
of Its office furniture at the Y. M. C. A.
fire, and then made the following recom
mendations, which were adopted and the
persons named elected to their respective
Chairman printing committee of '96,
Graut Leel, Gunton-Temple Memorial
Church, vice L. A. Conner, Jr., resigned;
John B Slemnn, Jr., chairman press com
mittee of '96, as chairman ex-offlcio
union press committee for 1895-96; H.
E. Morgan, as member of printing commit
tee of '96; Norman T. Elliott acd C. C.
S locum, members ot the entertainment
committee of '96.
Chairman John D. Morgan, ot the union
press committee, read the final report or a
year's labor or himself and his associates.
showing that the union s orncial organ.
The District of Columbia Christian Endeav
orer, had been published every month
during the past year on a self-supporting
ALL MU8T HELP.
It was important, said the report, that
every Endeavorer should become a sub
scriber to the paper during the coming
year in order that they may be thoroughly
Informed as to tbe preparations for the '96
convention. The paper bad cost in 1895
about $500, and the report, in closing,
offered a number of valuable suggestions
for the conduct of the paper's business
In tbe next administration.
Retiring Secretary-Slemau read the re
port oi uie committee appointed to nomi
nate no Inn committees for the years 1895
'96. The commutes) recommended the fol
lowing names and the recommendations
were unanimously adopted:
Lookout committee. Miss Lizzie M.
Wurman, chairman; W. B. Johnson,
George W. Hall, George Comptou, Miss
C. A. Poggeosee, Miss Qusanne Moore, E.
E. Ricks, and Samue.1 G. Wise.
Missionary committee. Miss Florence
Shuffle, chairman: Miss Mary Folks, R. I.
Elliott, Mrs. R. E. L. Smith. E. A. Beck-
man, Rev. E. C. Makosky, Frank A. Burger,
and Mrs. Vf. Topham.
Good citizenship committee. Judge A.
S. Taylor, chairman; Louis C. Smith,
George A. Birch, W. Topham, C. E. Paul,
A. W. Bo wen, C. O. Bohrer, and Dr. C. W.
Music committee, Charles 8. Clark, chair
man; P. S. Foster, E. R. Conner, Dr. C. J.
Ladson, R. T. Ballard, Mrs. J. E. Font,
O. L. Whipple, and Russell Barnes.
Press committee. John D. Morgan, chair
man; Miss M. N. Thurton, Miss Bertha G.
Davis, Walker E. McBath, and Paul Sle
man. THREE BITS OF INFORMATION'.
A San Francisco photographer claims to
have completed a device by which every
railroad ticket may be made to bear the
photograph of the original purchaser, as a
preventive of scalping. The whole process
of taking tbe picture, developing the nega
tive and printing tbe portrait on a portion
of the ticket, can be adone, he says while
the purchaser Is paying for bis ticket, or
In one minute at the longest. The apparatus
Is elaborate, but the inventor thinks that
It is inta'liblc-, and that railway companies
ought to be willing to pay a good price for
a perfect method of preventing scalping
by making tickets absolutely Don-trans-ferab'e.
"Whilp tbe silk hat looks a good deal
taller than the derby," said the batter,
"tbe difference is really not very great,
and between some hats it Is next to noth
ing at alb Wln silk hats run six to six
and a half inches deep, derbies usually
run about five and a quarter to five and
three-quarters; so that the tallest derby Is
very nearly equal in height to the lowest
silk hat." He set out on the counter two
stylish silk hats and two stylish derbies;
the lower silk hat, a young men's style,
measured six inches, tbe higher hat meas
ured six and threwelghths. The lower
crowned Cerby me-asured five and one-halt
inches and the hicher five and three-quarters.
Neir Yrrk Sun.
The Ingenuity of man In converting the
useless odds and ends of Industry into
articles of convenience and utility is
shown to advantage In the ordinary win
dow snsh-weights. Without these a house
keeper's life would be a harden, but few
have any Idea of the materials of which
the weight Is composed. The one quality
on which Its utility Is based is weight,
and almost every metal that cannot be uced
In any other fashion finds Its way into the
sash -welsh t. Tin cans that are too far
gone to be pressed out for further preserv
ing uses, old harness bjrklcs, zinc bath
tub linings, railroad spikes, rusty tele
graph wires, broken nails, shattered
screens nnd a hundred other remnant
spurned by the mass of people combln
there to serve an important public use.
MARIE LACKED WINGS.
Nevertheless She Jumped From
Window to Evndo Arrest.
As policemen Adam Stenhouse started to
enter tbe house of Maria Gordon, in Broad
alley, southwest, last night, he was sur
prised to sec a dark form shoot out of a second-story
window and land in an adjoining
The form was tha tot Maria, for whom
the officer had a warrant. She saw htm
coining, nnd sprang wildly from the window
to elude arrest.
The woman narrowly escaped 6erious In-
Jury, just missing In her downward flight
a snarp paling lencc. sne was gat tiered up
by the policeman and locked up at No. 4.
Her injuries were Blight, but her escape
from death was a miracle.
Maria pleaded guilty in tbe police court
to-day, and Judge Scott imposed a fifteen
day sentence. .
Ready to be
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Look for JtEe" number on
your ticket and call and gel;
your picture, if the number
is published here. Don't
come until your number is
published to save confusion.
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