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liaro The Times sent dully to their
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j GAS AND THE MOON.
Th new fight began In Tbe Morning
Tlrnos and vigorously supplemented In
The Evening Tunes, against the unlighted
parks and the bide-and seek game be
j t ween city gas and the moon, meets with
B-neral and hearty jxjpular approval.
It is to bo supposed that the House and
Senate thought they were appropriating
IibraIIy for llg'iting imrposes Doubtless
the appropriation is ample, but at the high
.vjrico charged for gas by that grasping
'monopoly. Il Washington Gas Light Cotn
jiany, even that liberal sum will not pur
chase sufficient gas for adequate lighting
'of the city.
i With gas at a reasonable and honest
, price, which means a price that would still
'leave for the gas company all tbe profits
I which a proper sense of honesty nnd de
1 ency could demand, the streets and parks
(regardless of tbo antics of the Inconsistent
! moon, might bA well lighted not only with
out an Ircrease, but with a material re
duction from the sums which are now an
b In regard to the parks, which are Gov
ernment property. Congress by any and
all means, should be shamed into making
I a special appropriation sufficient for
their thorough lighting.
, Congress has no right to maintain these
i resorts for prowlers, tramps, footpads and
promenaders of both fcexes, vIk love
darkness rather than light, in the heart
! of the National Capital. In their unllghtcd
condition sevur.il large parks are uua
i voldaMv such resorts, unprotected as
they are also on account of an inadequate
Public splrltod citizens should begin
now to preapre for an onslaught upon
r tbe District committees of the House and
Senate and upon members of these bodies
. at large in the Interest of cheaper gas,
I htter gas, more light In the streets, proper
t lighting of the parks, light all night In
both streets and parks regardless of the
moon, and thorough police supervision
of the large reservations.
THE MTTHDERS IN CHINA.
Tbe additional details of the murder
at Ku Cheng of several members of the
Stewart family and maiming and killing
of other adults and children show that
the acts were more fiendish than almost
any other that nave been reported re
cently from Oriental countries; but. if Dr.
Gregory, the missionary, who tells the
story. Is not misinformed, the fur of the
murderers was not especially directed
against Christian missionaries; but against
Just what tbe secret society of the
"Vegetarians" Is or what its purpose Dr.
Gregory does not reveal, but It is evi
dent that It is a body that should be
Jromptly crushed out or existence. If not
voluntarily by China, then under pressure
of the demand or threat of civilized na
tions. Willie the "Vegetarians" seem to be de
termined to kill all wbo do not think with
them, Chinese or foreign, the rioting near
Canton appears to nave bad for Its direct
object the murder or expulsion of Chris
This continued and spreading violence
against foreigners suggests tbat It Is
nigh time tbe British and American gov
ernments should act for tbe protection of
their subjects and to demand an explana
tion of the inaction and apparent impo
tency of the Chinese government.
f LET CHIEF IIAZEN EXPLAIN.
tnent or tbo arrest or a number or the most
Intelligent and cunning counterfeiters that
hae ever "operated'Mn America. One was
tbe person best known as "Brockway,"
agrlzzlcd veteran, whose name rangthrough
cut tbo country many year ago as the most
expert counterfeiter of bis day, and proba
bly In all tbe annals of counterfeiting.
In tbe same breath with which the story
of tbe capture of tbe gang was told there
came tbe admission that Dr. Bradford,
tbe leader and "backer" of the money-making
syndicate, bad escaped while Mr. Ha
sen, tbs chief of tbe secret service of the
Treasury Department, slept and while two
ef bis most trusted detectives bad him under
the strictest surveillance.
It Is a strange story tocome from tbechlef
f tbe secret service, and its objectionable
features are not eliminated by tbe assur
ance tbat tbe two detectives are suspended
and' ibat their, conduct wUl to'larcMl-
Ills clear that Chief H;
tlgate himself. Hjs wboleperformance la
connection with these makers of tbe "queer
was, to say tbe least, unprofessional and
unbusinesslike. He was evidently exert
ing himself to make out of hlsexplolt some
thing dramatic and seiisatGaal.
Be bad probably been Tending tbe result
of ttio collaboration or the late chief of New
Tort, Byrnes, and Julian Hawthorne, or
tbe more Imaginative lucubrBtlonsof Mr. A.
1 Conan Doyle, bamiug--witb ambition to
construct sotnetbltiirjrrcn more sensational
than the creations of those clever scribblers,
ard leave his office wltb a reputation of a
gent leroaaor letters. .
Tbls is a matter -which concerns every
one wbo possessesor" expects to posses
money. Tbe public earoe-iiothirg for tbe
spectacular aspirations of detectives.
explanation of bis management of this af
fair, .and if it be. not satisfactory to the
practical mind, which is not prone to theat
rical exhibits, the secret service as at pres
ent constituted m!gbt almost as well be
railed tbe Society for tbe Promotion of
"THE STAR'S ENTERPRISE."
Tbe Evening Star yesterday published
an alleged' Interview with District Mas
ter Workman Simmons, of ttio Knights
of Labor, on the proposed free library
for worklngmen. It was good matter,
espcclally'aV if appeared in 'our useful
contemporary, tbe Labor Advocate, of
July 1C List, as an editorial comment
from tbe pen of Mr. Joseph K. Potter,
the editor of that -journal. For tbe benefit
of our csteuned evening contemporary wo
to-day publish the alleged Interview with
Mr: Simmons and Mr. Potter's editorial
In the ""dead give-away" parallel column:
(From the Star, Au
Simmons, the origina
tor of the idea, said
(From tbe Labor Ad
vocate, July 16.)
The proposition is
to bavc a ball open all
day, witb telephone
"The proposition is a
connections, for tbe
matter of much lm-:Use of members. Tbe
portance. It is in-bureau is to be well
tended to have a ball advertised among the
opsn all day witb tele-
business men and con
tractors of the city.
Tbo idea is for mem
bers out of employ
ment to visit tbe bu
The bureau Is to bo
well ad ve rt ised among
tbe business men and
reau and enroll tbolr
contractors of the
names. It is thought
city, and they will bo
that by tbe establish
brought into coiinec-
ing of au institution
of this character
many members will
be enabled to secure
t ion with the members
out of employment
wbo will visit the
bureau and enroll
work and save con
siderable loss of thus
wandering over tbe
"It Is thought by
tbe establishment of.
an institution of this
,dty in search of it.
It often happens tbat
character that many
men are needed on
members will be en
jobs, but wblle it Is
abled to secure work
well known tbat there
by such men In wan
dering over the city hi
search of It," con
tinued Mr. Simmon.
are plenty of men to
fill,! he bin, still they
cannot be found when
needed. Tbe bureau.
"It oftpu hannens that1
as proposed .would be
men are needed on a mutual benefit to
Jobs, but while It is emp'oyers and Jour
wellknowntbatthcre noynion. Bnsiners
are plenty of men to men wbo often need
fill the bill, still theyjmecbanics would
caiinot be found whcn.know exactly wbero
needed. they could be found,
"The bureau, asjand tbe cost. If borne
proposed, would be a, proportionately by
muiuat oeneDt to em- the organizations,
ployers and Journey-) would be rotblng
men Business men,! compared witb tbo
who often need me- benefits derived.
chanics, would know
exactly where they
could be found, and
the cost. It home pro
portionately by the
be nothing compared
tfl the benefits ob
The above is all the more Interesting In
vie w or Mr. Simmons' statement tbat be has
had no Interview wllh a Star reporter; that
ho is not entitled to credit Tor the article
that appeared In tbe Labor Advocate; that
be Is competent to express his own opin
ions, and that "tbe Star ought to be fair
enough to give him tbat privilege." He
thinks journalism is not yet far enough
advanced to do interviewing by the tele
pathic system". "
It Is probably fortunate for tbe mis
sionaries tbat tbe Chinese murderers ore
The three legally constituted Commis
sioners of the District of Columbia arc now
out of town, but Acting Commissioner
"Nlmp" Jones will receive visitors as
Cheaper gas, better gas, and a larger
consumption in tbe right place at tbt
right time would be tbe right thing. And
If tbat right thing could be In any way
improved upon, it would be to have the
big electric lights scattered plentifully
among the tress of tbe parks.
Vice-President StcTcnfon felt tbat wben
be bad reached far-away "Winnipeg he
wsa safe In talkiLg politics to tbe extent
of asserting that Mr. Cleveland will not
be a candidate for re nomination and will
not accept if nominated. Bat tbis leads
one to wonder wben the Vice-President
came into confidcntlal'relatiorrs witb the
It Is an unexpected, but nevertheless a
Buprcnie pleasure to be able to announce
tbat the MetropoUtanStreetSallway man
agement are about to break earth for tbe
construction of tbe underground trolley
system on their main line. The change,
when It comes, will not be the less wel
come to tbe myriad patrons of tbe road,
because tbey have suffered unnecessarily
several years on account of tbe fact that
the company was superior, not only to
popular demand, but to tbe enactment of
These Have Been Robbed.
B B. Ricks, of No 37 Defrees street
northwest, reported at police headquarters
to-day tbat on Ba.turday.last a pair of gold
rim eye-glasses were stolen from tali bouse.
James D. Long, of Ilolmead avenue, re
ported the loss by tbeft of an open-face
nickel watch, and Mrs. "Wright, of No.
611 Third street northwest, reported
stolen from her yesterday a gold locket.
Death of John Donahue.
John Donahue died at Providence Hos
pital this morning. Mr. Donahue' was
only ill our days, tbe canre of death being
typhoid fever.' He was -very popular among
tbe young and belonged to several social
clubs. For eight years and a hair Mr.
Donobue baa been employed by Laneburgh
Bra., and was regarded as one. of the
Boost valuable clerk's In their employ. No
arrangements have yet beensnade for tbe
TIBEE PLEiS FOR BOUHTY
Senator Bluchtnl Attack the
position of the Treasury..
SAEOASM FOB MB. BOWLEB
He Denies tbe Right of the Comp
troller to Question an Act of Con
gross and Satirically Alludes to a
Newly Discovered "Veto Power.
Equity Which Justified tbe Law.
Tbs argument by counsel to convince
Comptroller Bowler that be has neither
the power nor the Jurisdiction to determine
tba constitutionality or the law appropriat
ing $0,260,000 to pay sugar bounty claims
ou the crop or 1894, was resumed hi tbe
office of tbe comptroller at 10:13 tbls
morning. Senator Blancbard was tbe first
He said be and tbe gentlemen associated
with bun would present the argument
under three general beads.
First. That the Comptroller of the Treas
ury Is without authority to question tbe
validity of an act of Congress.
Second. That tbe appropriation called
In question Is or constitutional warrant.
3d. Tbat ir it be not constitutional,
strong equities existed Justifying Con
gress In making tbe appropriation, and
that Congress has equitable Jurisdiction
He said be would address himself more
particularly to the first, touching only
in a general way upon tlio other two,
leaving It to bis associates to amplify
tbe argument upon them.
He recited tbe history of tbe passage
of the tariff law containing the provision
for the payment of tbe bounty, with this
"And for tlie payment of such bounty
tbe Secretary ot tbe Treasury is author
ized to draw warrants on tbo Treasurer
or tbe United Stales for sums as Mia II bo
necessary, which sums shall be certified
fo htm by tbe Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, by whom the bounty shall be
The necessary preliminary steps, be said,
bad all been passed, but payment was
delayed because of doubts by the Comp
troller as to bis duty In the premises.
QUESTION OF CONSTITUTION ALITT.
"The doubts o! the Comptroller arise,"
said Senator Blanchard, "bm I under
stand It, on the constitutionality or the law.
The act or Congress Is precise, plain, clear,
and mandatory no trouble about its Inter
pretation; no difficulty about construing It.
Nor Is there any controverted question
or fact In the instant case. Tbe claim is
properly made out, approved and audited.
"The attitude of the Comptroller is one
of apparent resistance to tbe execution
or an act or Congress.
"An extraoidlnary spectacle is here
presented. Three gentlemen, who, as
Senators ot the United States, actively
participated in the passage of the bounty
appropriation through tbs Senate, and
two Members or the House or Represen
tatives, vbo did the same in tbat body, are
present at this bearing. And for what
purpose? To present before a subordinate
official of tbe Treasury Department rea
sons wby be should execute the law of Con
gress. "Can the Comptroller of the Treasury
question the validity of an act of Congress?
Is he invested with Judicial power to de
clare an act unconstitutional, and refuse,
for that reason, to do that which the statutes
prescribe for blm to do in order to glvo
force and effect to the act?"
"If there be in the Treasury Department
a subordinate executive officer witb powers
so supreme as to set aside at will an act of
Congress, it is tlnie Tor it to becomo gener
ally known, for Its consequences are far
HE BECOMES SARCASTIC.
"Tbe Constitution provides but one
source of veto power that of tbe Chief
Executive. Is it porslb'e that anotber
sonrce of veto power bas Iain dormant all
these years, to spring Into life and activity
just at tbls moment In the official per
sonality of the Comptroller of tbe Treasury?
"Tbe President, it seems, mutt approve
an appropriation act as a whole or veto
it as a who'e. He cannot, by the Constitu
tion act which measures up to bis rtar.dnrd
priatlon In tbe bill and veto otbers which
do not meet bis approval. But not co tbe
Comptro.ler. He is circumscribed by no
such narrow limit. Items in an appropria
tion act, wblch measure np to bis standard
ot constitutional authority, may pass
muster; but certain other items, which fall
short of his constitutional measurement.
are aoomea to extinction. It makes no
difference tbat the great lawyers In tbe
two Houses of Congress may have tbought
tbe bill constitutional. Their opinions
must be balanced against bis.
"An act or Congress ap,inved by the
President is not a guidance lor tbe Treas
ury officials. Is not a warrant for draw
ing money from the Treasury, until bis
own peculiar test of constitutionality Is
applied to it by tbe comptroller. In short,
a bill Is not a law, notwithstanding fa
vorable action by Congress and tbe Presi
dent, until tbe roll Is called In the Treas
ury building and the comptroller answers
"These pretensions of the comptroller I
deny utterly. Tbey must be repudiated
by all sound opinion.
"An act of Congress approved by the
President, properly authenticated, and
reaching the comptroller through the
proper channels, must be regarded by bun
as a law.
"Mr. Bowler in bis individual capacity
may believe to tbe point of conviction
tbat a law is unconstitutional; but tbat
does not excuse Mr. Bowler in bis ca
pacity as comptroller from executing it,
for the sufficient reason that It Is not
given by law to Mr. Bowler, comptroller,
to decide upon tbe validity of tbe acts of
"Tbe law heretofore referred to directs
tbe payment of money to the sugar pro
ducers upon tbe ascertainninet of tbelr
claims In tbe manner provided by law.
It is a ministerial act to be performed.
Quasi judicial functions may be exercised
In deciding tbe amount 'due upon tbe state
of facts presented, but once tbis I decided
every step leading up to tbe payments of
money is a pu rely ministerial act."
Senator Blancbard devoted himself for
tbe remainder ot his tune to a presentation
of legal propositions and authorities bear
Ins; upon the case, nnd In conclusion said:
"But wbateverniay or may not have been
decided In regard to tbe bounty provisions
ot the McKJnley act, the present appropria
tion in the act of 1890 has never been the
subject of contention In the courts. No
court bas given on opinion that Congress
was without authority to appropriate ihls
money for the purpose specified, and it
was deliberately appropriated "By Congress'
after the remarkable opinion rendered in
tbe Miles case tbat bounties were uncon
stitutional, upon tblch decision of thedls-'
trict court tbe Comptroller base his ac-
COSSIP OF THE DAY. ;
The patrons or batjebfiu'-at the-Natlonat
D-d. w...... " '.a.-., trn
, nuv wu miuns 10 par uirir ov
and 25 cents lo wnniie gaine, especially'
tbe rooters on tbe MeJrehetr.'are greatly
amused over the contrivance of two Mary
landers wbo have euchered the management
by erecting "private boxes:; In a trcecver
looklng tbe groUDds.'-frhcsc enterprising
gentlemen selected a,; substantial tree lo
cated on their own property near the grand
stand dose-to tbe fence and nailed stepson
the trunlt.to a height! thirty feet, where
tbey built platforms and "fastened" tiro
Every evening there Is a game the seats
are occupied, and tbe small boy looks upon
tbero wlth'.envy, Monday, the first' day
tho seats were brought into use, the sur
rounding trees were filled with boys of va
rious colors. Tbelr tenure or occupancy
was sboTC as npon tbe ringing of the bolt
for tbe beginning- of the game tiro "cops"
appeared on the scene, and such a scrambling
tbero was to reach tho ground, but our
friends In tbeir private boxes sat serene,
and when tbo demand was made for. them
to come down Ibey simply replied: "Tbis
is our property. Can't a ruau sitlnhlsown
treo.'' Tbis answer caugbl tbo bleachers,
and tbe small boys andlhepouceraen quietly
walked away amid the Jeers ot the crowd.
Mr. W. de C. Ravene, representative of
United States Fish Commission in the Gov
ernment board or control at the Atlanta
Exposition, -bas just returned from tbe
Itc ot tbe coming Cotton States exhibi
tion, and brings encouraging reports of
the arrangements for tbe great sbaw.
"The aquarium is Just being completed
for both rrcsh and salt trater risb," be
aid to-day. "By the middle or next week
wo will have the water turned in tbo fresh
water tanks and will begin to bring tbe
salt water for tho others This water we
trill carry from Morehead City, N. C , in
coal oil cars. It trill take 30,000 gallons
or salt water to rill them.
"Though the exhibit in the fish depart
ment will hardly be as large as It was at
Chicago, It will outclass the World's Fair
display In other ways Because of the
southern position of the city, and by
reason or tbe Tact that wo shall have real
sea water, there will be many semi tropi
cal sea fish and deep- water plants tbat were
not sein at the White City."
"There Is a police scheme In vogue In
many cities of great size in this country
that should bs adopted here," said one of
tho progressive members of the Mrtropoll
tan force. "It Is the selection or a spe
cial squad, corupos'd or big, fine looking
men, to patrol the principal street or
avenue in tho city. New York, for in
stance, has a special Broadway squad,
composed of the pick of tie police force.
Why wouldn't It tWJa good idea to select
a sufficient numbsr'bt'blg men from each
precinct In this city 'to'do duty as an ave
nue squad. The eight ot big, manly police
men alwayK creates1 a ravorable Impres
sion on a visitor, and we have some or the
giants or the country 'bn the force here.
Holsey. Mellen nnd ;ircVlRe9, or tbe First;
Hart, or tbe Third"': Tom Henry, or tho
Fourth: Gordon, or th-'Sixth, and a tram
br of otbers, good "officers as well as big
men, who would make'a fine snowing on
The thousands of sparrows at the Center
Market have bccnT holding 1-idlgnatlon
meetings for the past three days Their
peaceful homes lave been Invaded by a
monster owl, ttr.dJeach night after the
little birds have" songhtHbclr more or less
downy nests, his owlshlp sal!ls forth
and proceds to devour any members of
tin tribe or smaller birds he can find. It
is an easy matter for him to Bwoop down
on a nest or roost, carry ofr two or three
llttl" sparrows, and eat them at his leisure.
This same owl, an immense bird, has made
the Center Market his headquarters at
this time oT i ear for several seasons past.
An enflmious numbr ot sparrows roost
around the eaves of tl e market, and It Is
a great forage field for the owl. Last
night Watchman StcCorraick saw a flock
of tbe little birds assembled at one or tbe
nests chattering la tba most indignant man-
nr, and be regards the intrusion or tbe
owl as tbe cause or their clamor.
A wild-eyed man, with a clear case of
merry-go-round ot the head, rushed up to
Station-keeper Toss at No. 4 police Rta-
tion shortly before midnight last night
and demanded protection from bis wife.
"I have been keeping company with an
other girl," be said, "nnd unless you lock
me up, God knows what that woman will
do before morning. Sha is a female an
archist, and may cut my head ofr while
I am asleep."
Hi was told to move on, and be wandered
reluctantly down E street, and was soon
lost to view In the darkness.
Will Be Held In Ascension
Church at Bowie.
A large number of Washlngtoniaus win
attend tbe late services on Sunday next
In the Church ot the Ascension, Bowie,
Md. This church was built about a year
ago, and Is a pretty frame structure on
the old monastic style or architecture.
Tbe altar Is quite historic, being the old
altar or the Georgetown College chapel,
and was dedicated by Archbishop Carroll.
The main feature of Interest is the altur
plece, a superb oil painting by Pacllli, a
celebrated Roman artist, on the ascension
or Christ. Mr. George Menke, the well
kno wn merchant or this city, la the donor or
this painting, and his rather, Mr. Meinurd
Mencke. bas in the last two weeks erected
a reredos In order to bring out more effect
ually tbe fine effects of the picture.
This reredos will lie dedicated by Rev. N.
J. Klchley, 8. J., of Georgetown Univer
sity, wbo will also preach the sermon
A choir from Washington, under tbe di
rection of Miss Hannah, Wade, will render
Peter's mass In D . ,
CammacksTent,I. O. K.
Camnuck Tent, I. 0. K., held a meeting
on Tuesday ovonlngwiUi W. E. Allen, chief
ruler, in tbe cliahj,, Tbe application for
membership by A. T.JJache was reported
favorably by Brottio'rs Klrby, Warfleld
and W. B. Marcbe.jhe committee, and the
applicant, being hi, watlng, was duly In
structed in the initiatory service, Azro
Gorf acting as cbia rujer; W. E. Alien as
deputy; J. R. Mahoney, as shepherd, and
A. M. Warfleld as levite. Almost tbe en
tire membership of. the tent was present
at tbe invitation. Z- -
Under good of tbecorder speeches were
made by Messrs. Tnixell, Oof f,"Klrby, Ma
honey, Bacbe and Warfleld, the last
named reporting tbe work ot tbe last meet
ing ot the Anti-Saloon League . Tbe
news that Mr. Azro Goff, of Canimack Tent,
had "been elected by the Grand Tent as a
representative to the High Tent meeting
at Forestbarg, Md., was received witb ap
plause. At the next meeting the'Balford unity
degree will be given the old members of
tbe tent who bare not yet received IL
The committee on tbe lawn party to be
held on Augus tlG reported progress.
Tbelr Cases Dismissed.
John Cndmore and Patrick Farrell, tbe
two contrctora who were.niixod op in
the trouble at tbe new truck-bouse, in
M street, Tuesday afternoon, were charged
In the, police court this afternoon- with
disorderly assembly, and tba cares dls-ntMed.
knottt point' raised.
Governraeos Overhead Wires
Come Under tbe Law.
"If the' District Commissioners can,
nnder existing laws, compel tbe Western
Union Telegraph Company to put 1U Q
street wires underground, what win they
do with the poles on tbe south aids ot tbe
street controlled and occupied by Dhole
eami was the query current at the Dls
trict bunding to-day.
Tbe question arose over a request that
nau ueeu rorwtr .led to Col. John M. Wilson,
superintendent of public buildings and
grounds, for tbe removal of tbe United
States poles to admit of the- proposed in
crease lu the width of tbe street.
It is not oontemplatrd-by the Commis
sioners to order tbe private corporation
to lay a conduit in G street, but in ease such
an order should Issue, with power of In
forcement behind It, the situation might
become interesting. -The United Statesgov
emment might-then become tbe sole pos
sessor of tbe overhead system.
It is believed tbat tbe agitation just be
gun will result In Congressional action
npon tbe subject.
Catholic University .
The greatest interest Is everywhere mani
fested In regard lo tbe department of math
ematics. McMabon-Halt. Tbe courses win
include all the higher branches of pure and
applied mathematics, and will be treated
In a way to convey lo the student a perfect
knowledge of mathematical logic and to
stimulate hlra to personal research.
Mr George Searlo, the well known as
tronomer and lecturer, so long connected
with Ibe Pan list College here, will be pro
fessor or pure mathematics. Including the
ory or numbers, .Integral calculus, modern
algebra and geometry, analytic geometry
and the theory or surfaces and twisted
N. Reni de Baussure, a graduate or Lecole
di Polytechnlque, Paris, and late or Johns
Hopkins, Baltimore, will have charge or
appllfld mathematics This branch will
include engineering in all Its ramifica
tions, draughting, mechanical drawing,
dsignlng or machines, maps, trusses and
brldgs. No student can enter tbls de
partment without a college degree, or if
be does not possess a degree, on application
lo Pro', de Baussure bo can stand for It
bfore tho university faculty.
For the department of physical sciences
Dr. Griffin will have charge of the chemi
cal laboratory, which is one or the most
elaborate eer prepared Tor university
work in this country. It occupies the
northeast corner or the third floor, Mc
Mabon Hall, and Its floor dimensions are
40x30 reel. A chemical library Is ad
Joining and is provided with books or rer
erence, complete files of the chemical
Journals or the world and all the standard
Rev. Alexis Orban, librarian or Divinity
Hall, Is spending this month In Canada.
Rev. Father Corby, who has been tbe
guest of liishnp Keane, and making ar
rangements for building the Notre Dame
Post-Gradunle College, left yesterday for
South Bend, Ind.
The Corcoran Scientific School has made
a cumber of changes in the various courses
of study under its direction.
Frank H. Knowltoo, Ph. D., last year
profonsor of botany, bos this year been suc
ceeded by F. Lamso Levertlne. Tbe course
this year will be a continuation, on a
more developed plan, of tbe general study
ol palebotauy, subdivided into parts, bla
trolcal, biological, and geological.
Prof. Henry aimpeon aosumes tbepositlon
or proiessor of architecture. James II.
Eckels, the newly-appointed Ietturer on
finance, has revised his course and added
a system or advanced accounting and aud
iting. The first term will be dovoted to
private, Individual, and corporation busi
ness, and the second term will include pub
lic, official, and municipal business, be
sides business laws In general.
provement in tbe engineering course, and
will this year add two assistants to bis
corps of teachers One in topographic sur
veying and the other in building construc
In this department Frank Lloyd Avcrill
is the instructor in engineering field-work,
Felix Trey hold In iron and steel construc
tion, John Scott Johnson in applied mathe
matics, and Pcrley Egbert Stevens in civil
Bank ot Rescue.
Tbo Merchants National Bank, of Rome,
Ga , has been authorized by tbe Comp
troller to reopen Its doors and resume busi
ness. This bank tuspended payment April
27, 1S05, but bos fully complied with the
conditions imposed by tbe Comptroller of
the Currency, and Its capital stock is tin
Christian Endeavorer Gone Home.
Norwich, Conn., Aug. 8. Mrs. Gardnet
left for her Nebraska home at .30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. In company with
Mr. Landers and City Missionary Swan.
The presence or the latter Is explained
by the sudden but absolute refusal of
Mrs. Gardner yeslirday afternoon to go
wltb Landers alone. This action Is taken
as a further Indication of mental un
soundness on tbe part or the woman, whu
Is still thought to be a victim of dementia,
in spite of ber vigorous assertions to tbe
On these grounds Mrs. Gardner was
under constant surveillance arter ber Iden
tity was discovered.
Shot In Old Notre Dame.
Paris, Aug. 8. During tbe reaper serv
ices in one ot the side chapels of the Cathe
dral ot Notre Dome this evening the con
gregation was startled by tbe sound of a
pistol shot. Investigation showed that a
man named Audrouant bad attempted to
commit suicide just outside tbe entrance
to the chapel. Abbe Roux, tho officiating
clergyman, stopped the services and went
to Oil aid of the Injured man. He succeeded
In stanching tho flow or blood until tbe
arr!valofthenmbulance,in which Audrouant
was removed to the hospital. Services
in tbe chapel have been suspended pending
the decision ot the archbishop of the dio
cese, who is now sojourning in Brittany,
whether or not the chapel must be recon
secrated. Hurled In n Mine.
Shamokln, Pa., Aug. 8 James Mc
Laughlin, James Bassaney, Patrick Sas
saney and Calvin McCarty, ranging be
tween the ages of 10 and 14 years, were
caught by a fall of top earth hi an aban
doned mine breach near Mount Carmel,
tbis morning. Wben liberated six: hours
later James Sassaney and McCarty were
hi a dying condition, while the other two
were seriously Injured. "
Tbe boys bad been huckleberrylng, and
curiosity led tbera to explore tbe aban
Had tDojE In Eckimrton.
A mad dog. was killed this morning by
Officer Foley, at the Intersection of Lin
coln avenue and P street northeast. The
canine was snapping viciously at the wheels
of an engine .when fortunately he was teen
by Offitxr Foley, and after a bot chase
of "several squares, waa overtaken" and
HER CUP DEFENDER.
Popper that's my father, yon know Is
the dearest old gentiemarrthat ever wore
specs and a little round cap like tbe grand
panjandrum's to keep tbe draughts from
tbe top of lhl precious head, where the
hair ought to grow, bot doesn't. He has
the greatest confidence in me and my
discretion, and bas consulted me as, a
deeply interested party at every step of
my bringing up. Of course. If mummer bad
lived It would have been different, or if
a M.1U bum; w Bis? wm Aunt Doe ana my
cousins at Beecbcroft on the Hudson, for
then I should hare been better dressed,
better mannered, and better launched In
the world at least, so everybody say.
But I couldn't have been better looking.
BobbyassuresmcTjf that a hundred time a
day, and so does my mirror, ondXhave my
own private opinion tbat I should not strike
people as half sointerestingand peculiar.
You see, popper has alwsysallowed me to
have my own way wheneverlt bos not in
terfered too much wltb Ms I went to
twenty schools, not to mention a college
or two, and some convents In Europe, tried
society and woman's rights and mind cure,
took up painting and worked like a beaver
for six months in Paris, bad lessons In elo
cution from Relcbamberg and talked of
going on tbe stage, got religion and for a
year -seriously considered Joining a sister
hood; then I went to make a visit in Bog
laud, became hopelessly borsey, rude to
bounds, had a betting book and lost so much
at Ascot that poor popper groaned well
when I broke the tidings to blm by cable.
But be settled my debts like tbe noble
parent be Is, and I promised never to bet
again, and. strange to say, have stuck to
my word from that day, to tbls
Blr Harry Trent, M. F.H., of tbe most
famous pack of tbs sblres, was Just carried
away with me and crazy to inarry me, writ
ing out to popperin tbe States by orery mall
to ask for my hand, making violent love in
bis clumsy English way, and hurrying off to
hare our engagement announced in tbe
court Journal botause 1 said 5 would think
It over one night. Well, be was handsome
and Jolly, bad a bcautlfulold country bouse
wltb a draw-bridge, a moat, and a bed in
which QueeD Elizabeth had slept, and, being
lu England, where you realize the full value
of a handle to jour name, I must say I
thought It would be rather nice to be My
Lady. Aunt Sue got word or it. She was
wildly excited, and wrotemeaffectlonately
tliat she bad always felt a mother's learn
ing toward me, and would come on with ail
tho girls to the wedding, hoping though
she did not say so to lay bold of a husband
for each of those unappreciated blessings.
That upset the whole thing. Scdilenly dis
gusted, I packed up or rather my maid
did one morning, took an unexpected fare
well of Mrs. Beaucbamp-lleauchamp, my
hostess (which left her prostrated by the
shock) .and sailed for home from Southamp
ton tbat afternoon.
Aunt Sue was nirlous. Tbe papers were
full of me and bim, giving our photo
graphs and sketches or our respective
careers, all wrong, especially mine, bead
ed "Julia, the Jilt," and everybody was
down upon me, except dear old popper. He
said It was all right, and I shouldn't
marry anybody ir I didn't want to, and,
best or all. he agreed at once to my sug
gestion or taking a place somewhere by
the sea for the summer, for my mind was
full of yachts and yachting. On the Teu
tonic half a dozen cup-defending cranks
had talked of nothing else from Fastnet
Light to Sandy Hook, and my enthusiasm
had Instantly responded, growing nnd
glowing wltb each successive day until
I could hardly wait to get ashore and start
tbe building of a yacht formyself.
I said nothing to nubbly, but my brain
was seething with a brilliant plan or
persuading popper to order a Puritan
or a Jubilee and let me sail it in the
races. Winning seemed to me certain.
I always do win (except at Ascot), and
wbatn triumph for a lovely young woman
to secure the cup for her native land'
Expensive? Of course, I had no Idea what
It would cost, but certainly not more than
a caisse or new things from Doucet and
VIrot. and I fancied the old gentleman
would begrudge nothing which would
bring honor to the house of Van Duncfc.
Our original ancestor. I believe, was a
sailor, too, though we know very little
more about him than the ancient verse
which relates how
Mynbeer Tan Dunck,
Who never was drunk,
Drank brandy and water gaily.
And quenched his thirst
With a quart of the first
To a pintor the later dally.
There Is a good deal In heredity, and
though I was not afraid or Its cropping
out In tbe way or brandy and water, I did
sxpect to know instinctively bow to bo at
windward and put my vessel In stays.
We were soon settled in our house by tbe
sea, bJ t popper pulled a long fare when I got
him nicely fixed in the hammock on a love
ly June morninr, nnd broached the gn-at
subject. For tbe first time I began to re
alize that he was aging and losing interest
In tbe leading questions of the day, ror be
didn't seem to feel tbe least quiver of ex
citement at the thought of bui'ding a cup
defender, and, as a matter of fact, began
to pooh-pooh and throw cold water on tbe
wbolc thing. Lofty Indignation In a ham
mock is not impressive, and combined with
specs and gray whiskers and a little skull
cap becomes positively funny, though he
didn't know It
"Very few fathers have been nsir.du'gcnt
as yours, my dear," said be. "I bave
gratified too many of your foo.ish wrilms,
but tins is so ridiculous that it is not to
be entertairad for a moment. Build a cap
defender, imedl What under tbe sun
do you or I kow about yachting, even if
I bad a fortune to fling away? No, no, my
dear Julia, don't be absurd. You may bars
a rowboat or a small tailboat, now tbat
Bobby Is here to help you rail It, but let
me bear no more such nonsense. You are
not a chid any more.'"
I burst into tears. It is one or my accam-
plsbmcuts; tbey taught us In the convent
to weep becomingly nnd without deepening
tbe tint of our pretty littlo pink noses.
Popper was visibly disturbed.
"Good fccacus!" ho groaned, trying to
get out of the hammock. "Don't go on
like that, Julia. Julia, ou"ll disturb
tbe neighbors." (They were hair a mile
"you are a ba hearted parent," sobbed
I, Jumping up and running indoors, "I
want a cup defender, and you offer me a
rowboat!. Ob, popper, you have broken
I locked myself in my room and cried for
two hours. Papa was on tbe piazza and I
knewhe wouldhearme perfectly. Itw.isn't
a waste of time even 1 1 It bad no effect upon
blm, for Idldjny finger nallsandrcarranged
niyupperdrawer between tbesobs. Hcwj3
not at dinner tbat night. Bennett, bis man,
said be bad gone uptown on business. I
smiled and pegged away at my Kesstlrodc
pudding in triumph, fori was sure my tears
bad made an impression, and In tlie e enlng
X wrote to New York for tbree or four
smart yachting rigs...
"What's up?" said Bobby, sauntering in
about half-past 10 from the lawn, where
be had Just finished bis pipe.
"I am going to bed at once," murmured I.
Bobby was enough to rex a saint with his
slow way and his want of enthusiasm. He
was and Jsan Adonis, and looked up at me
deli berately, with something In his blue eyes
that made rac exquisitely uncomfortable.
Concluded in to-morrow's Morula Tlau
P1NEY POINT HOTEL
At Reduced Rata.
On Steamer Arroirsmlia oa Saturday the 10th
Instant. Leaving her wharf at S o'clook p. m.,
arriving la Washington by 10 o'clock Sunday
nliht. Fare for the rsunl trip tickets on boat
and zasats aad room at the hotel, only 410.
No tickets sold at the whsrt Can only Debs'!
at tbs store of Wash. & Williams, 7th aad D
Thos. W. Williams.
I am still at the corner of Seventh
and D Streets N. W.. selling- Furni
ture, Cat-pets, etc, as cheap as any
other house In the city. Give me a
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Sts. N. W.
TVHAT MEN ARE DOING.
Whltelaw Betd Is now again personally
editing tbe New York Tribune.
Rider Hggard has been elected president
or the Anglo-African Writer' iuk oi ten
don. Sir Henry Bessemer, the "steel king," ab
solutely refuses to give bis autograph to
Those wbo bave seen ex-Speaker Beed
since be ba3 shaved bis mustache say that
the expression or bis race Is no ir even more
innocent than ever.
Japanese postmen, whose rentes carry
them Into tbe country, use bicycles. Tbelr
wheels are made by local manufacturers,
who bave appropriated Improviments from
both British and American patents.
Mr. Stead wants to establish a baby ex
change, where those wbo have too many
children may dispose of them to those wbo
have too few..
Mr. George Augustus Bala's library,
which, as might be supposed, embraces
nearly every class of literature. Is about to
be put up at auction. It includes numer
ous presentation copies of various works
and the exceedingly rare first edition of
Mrs Glasse's "Cookery."
Wben tbe mother of M. Max Lebaudy
sought to throw Us fortune into chancery
until be had arrived at years of greater
discretion bis advocate urged a plea on
his behalf that decided the French tribunal
in bis favor. He contended tbat tbe gov
ernment bad no right to Interest itself In
Jlie preservatlou of colossal fortunes and
asserted that tbe race course was an im
portant economic factor in helping to dis
sipate them for tbe benefit of the com
munity. Poster collectors can take refuge from
tbe Jeers of tbelr friends in tbe fact that
no less a personage than Dr. Web: Mitch
ell is an enthusiastic coll-ctor of posters
and owns thousands. He has utilized them
In papering a room. Bis agents bave In
structions to secure every poster which
Plerola, the rebel leader who has been
elected the President of Peru, is a hand
some man, tall, erect and well propor
tioned. His hair Is slightly tinged wltb
gray, and there Is an odd white lock In
front. He was once professor of philosophy
in a Lima seminary, and Is a sou in law
of the Mexican Emperor Iturbide.
In bis old age Donald G. Mitchell, who
won fame under the pen name of "Ike
Marvel," devotes himself to landscape
gardening, and New Haven's beautiful
parks are evidence of bis ability in tbls
Sir Frederick Pollock, who made an
address to the law school at narvard
during the commencement. Is accused of
appearing on the lecture platform wear
ing a high white bat, a blue shirt, laven
der cravat, black frock coat and light
trousers. He wore a "red, red rose" In bis
buttonhole and gold rimmed plncv ncz.
Gen. Poiilenc de Saint Mars, command
ing the Frtnch twelfth army corps, has
Issued an order of the day regretting
that tbe soldiers do not sing on the
march, and suggesting to the regimental
bandmasters that they tram capable men
In the ranks to sing national and war
like songs, sentimental and popular airs
and lullabies to tbe accompaniment r
mandolins, accordions or other instru
ments that can be easily played while
Among the treasures hi the house of
Lord Kosebery are a mantelpiece from
Ruben's bouse, tbe chandeliers from the
doge's palace and tapestries that belonged
to Cardinal Mazarln. They originally be
longed to tbe Rothschilds, and, as Lord
Rosebery married Hannah Itothschild, be
ODDS AND ENDS.
The royal plate at Windsor is valued
at oet S10,000,000.
Nearly every mars, woman and child
in Egypt is a smoker or cigarettes and
a pipe is never seen in tbe mouth of a na
tive. In London now there are eleven district
postofflces, 101 branch offices and 877
In Japan tea Is rolled, dried and roughly
fired by the natives of the small hold
ings on which it is grown, and it is then
coneyed by the growers to the merchants
who rire It more thoroughly, eliminate
the dust anil pack it ror export. As there
are no large estates, little machinery
Is employed. Japanese tea is mainly sold
to America, where It formerly commanded
the market. Cejlon and India teas are,
however, now competing there.
The steamer Natchez, whluh runs be
tween New Orleans and Vlcksburg. is
officered by women. Tbe captain is Mrs.
Camels are probably the only animals
that cannot swim. Immediately after
they enter tho water tbey turn on thcir
backs and are drowned.
Ho Was a Drummer Boy.
The President has awarded a medal of
bonorto JohnB. Kountz.adrummerof Com
pany G, Thirty-seventh Ohio Volunteers,
"for most distinguished gallantry In ac
tion" at the battle or Mission Ridge, Ten
nessee. November 20, 1863. Mr Kountz,
who was then a boy of eighteen years,
dropped bis drum and, seizing a musket.
Joined tho charge. Inspiring his comrades
by his heroic conduct.
"Victim of tbo Ile.it.
ThomRs Baker, of 33 Margaret street, v.
Georgetown, was overcome by the beat of
Pennsylvania avenue southeast to-dayan
carried in the police ambulance to Provl
dencc Hospital, where he received medlcs
treatment, and soon recovered.
PRAISE FROM A BUSINESS MAN.
.Editor Times; Plenso enter onyonr
records my congrutiilatlons on tbe
success of the evening edition of The
Times. M. DYHESFOBTtt. .
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