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JSVEyiKGr TlME8&BTOrr,STTGUST 161895, , - - T ? ''
- - Tho time to troy If when
" " things are cheapest
We have.to.be in advance of
the seasons. Because we must
clean out our summer stock to
give us room to show our fall
stock, it doesn't "follow that the
summer is over.
We have lots of things that,
we are clearing out cheap that
will be useful for a long time yet
this summer Mattings Ham
mocks Camp Stools Garden
As fine an assortment of Baby
Carriages will be found in our
store as can be found in the city.
- Xhis Is a goad timo of year to
" m buy your Carpets.
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Sto.
ODDS AND ENDS.
Mount Blancis tho highest peakln Europe.
Tho nat ional salute for lxt ti the army and
navy or the United States 1st vveuty-one guns.
Tho numberof people who own tlieirfarros
la the largest in the new States of the west
and tbs smallest number Is in the south.
This is due to the facilities which the cheap
lands of tho west and the homestead laws
bave given for acquiring farms. On the-
other luind, the more prosperous States of
tbo south have comparatively few farm
Kansas Is a prohibition State and the law
Is enforced In some districts. A Winfleld
paper tells of a crowd of sorrowful citizens
Dt that place assembling at the railway sta
tion toseeatrainloadof beer pass through,
bound for the further and freer west.
The "bicycle face" of anviety ordepalr Is
never seen on the boys who have learned
to ride the wheel. Little ihups with smll
ing fares id ay be seen riding gracefully
and easily, without a sign of any dis
turbance of the spirit. Those who acquire
a thorough knowledge ot the art of
advantage 01 er the people who take their
first lessons in it after the musUcs have
It Is proposed to carry into effect a pro
ject which alms at bringing from far below
the lowest depths of Sydney harbor. New
South Wales, the coal which geologists had
predicted would be found there, and which
bas actually been tested by dlatuond
lrlH borings. -
Stamped envelopes were Issued by our
government to commemorate tbeccntennial
of American independence, but there were
uo adhesive stamps issued.
The public library of Boston now com
prises up ward ot half a million volumes.
The regimental colors of the United States
Infantry are of blue silk and bear in the cen
tertbearmsof the United States. Belowtbc
eagle Is a red scroll, with the number and
name of the regiment In while. The United
States artillery bos scarlet regimental col
ors, with two cannon crossed in the cen
ter, with "U. B." In yellow above and the
regimentalnnmber below. Tbccavnlryregl
mental standard is a beautiful seamless
yellow silk, with a four-foot fly and three
feet on the lance. The arms of the United
States are In blue in the center, and be
neath the eagle a red scroll bears the
name and number of the regiment In yel
low. The United States engineers carry
scarlet colors, bearing in the center a
castle,- with "U. S." above and "En
gineers" below, castle and lettering being
As regards the health of its operatives,
faee-maklngbasonegrent advantage. There
is no necessity for assembling great num
bers of people close together in this busi
ness nor for taking women from their
homes and therefore breaking the bond of
family union. Those who make their live
lihood in this trade are afforded a large
degree of freedom. Women can easily
carry; their spinning-wheel and lace pil
lows from one place to another. Their
work may be done with iqual conve
nience in the house, in the garden or at
the street door. The eye of the traviler
Is continually greeted in Belgian towns,
in which lacc-making is the chief business,
with pictures of pure and happy industry.
An Edinburgh correspondent says that
tho story of a child's singular escape
from starvation in the city has Just be
come known. He wandered from homo
on Monday afternoon, and although a
diligent search was made by tho police,
no traco was found until last evening,
when the Janitor at the Royal High
School, about a mile from Uie child's
home, heard .moans as be was passing
ono of the conveniences of the school.
There the boy was found, having been
there without food for fifty hours. He
was in a pitiable state, but quickly re
covered. The spring lock of tho door
had prevented Uto child from opening It
from the- inside.
While the President Is looking around for
a successor to the late Justice Jackson he
should not forget that Private Secretary
Thurberis a lawyer. Buffalo Express.
Sena in Tour Snlseriptius at tne CuMm Sits 3,000 Coloois for SO Cents.
Are You Already-a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
CONCEDE WIDER: RUNWAYS
Postoffico Workers to Be Given
.a -Little Protection
Superintendent Klnsoy Is Wnittnt: for
a Iteply to Ills Demand for a
Thorp and Bond, while refusing to'put
down a temporary flooring at the new city
poatoff lee, as reported in the Evening Times
of yesterday, have instructed their foreman,
Elmer Widrlg, in charge of tlio'iron world
to take such precautions as ho may deem
necessary for the safety of the men at work
Mr. Widrig, when scenbyaTimcs reporter
this mornlny, said he bad already given
theonler for extra timber, and will Immedi
ately proceed to put wider runways around
the entire building, and those engaged in
putting up the iron work will be given this
additional security .
I do not think, however." said lie, "that
we are boiiud under the specifications to
put down a temporary flooring, and the
letter I jreceived this "morning from the
contractors stroujBy Indicates their pur
pose not to accede to the Government's
wishes In this matter.
"I fed certaiu that no court in the land
after reading tho specifications would
compel us to take sm.li a step. The men
employed on the building are Government
subjects, and it it wants them protected
let It do it, but we do not propose to move
a peg from IbeposIUcn we have already
Superintendent of Construction KInsey
stilt adheres to his former opinion that the
Government will take measures to compel
the pulling down of the flooring
"Ton wait until they get my letter,"
be said to the reporter, "and I think they
will then take a different view of the case,
as the letter I wrote them on yesterday
was as hot as the weather."
The Times man asked how are the men
at work on the building standing this ex
tremely hot weather?
"There is a good deal of complaint
among them on that score. You have
no idea how hot it is working on the lop of
that high building, in the midst of a perfect
network of Iron which throws out the heat
in all direction, like an Immense furnace I
would not be surprised at any timo to see
some poor fellow up there topple over and
add another victim to those who bave
already met their death through the penuri
ousness of the tight-fisted coutraitorb"
A GOVEHNOK WHO CAN'T VETO.
Ohio's First Executive Was Deprived
of 11 1'ovv er Never Since llestored.
"It's a fact not generally known," said a
prominent member of the Ohio Society the
other day to a New York World reporter,
"that tho Governor ot my State is the only
Governor in the United States who rules
wiUiout the veto power. Since Ohio has
been a State no Governor has ever had
Uie power ot veto. This peculiar fact was
tho result of a still more peculiar cause.
It dates back nearly 100 years, to the days
when Gen. Arthur St. Clair was territorial
Governor of Ohio.
"In thoso days the fee for marriage li
censes was $2, and, according to the law,
It went into the pocket of tbegovernor.
Two dollars was a heap of money then
and was calculated to discourage more
than one lad, who was apprenticed and re
ceived In pay only bis board or such as
had served their apprenticeships and were
earning salaries of $2 and $3 a montb.
The legislature consisted of a general as
sembly and a legislative council, the lat
ter corresponding to the New York senate.
"The general assembly concluded to re
peal tho fee grant, but not wishing to de
prive the governor of this considerable
source of revenue, two bills were passed.
one abolishing the law and another In
creasing the governor's salary a corres
"Gov. St. Clair signed the ono providing
for the increase of bis salary and vetoed the
other. The general assembly rose in its
might and passed the blllovertheGovernor's
veto; the legislative council, for some
reason, sustained tho Governor. But re
venge was so.on bad. The first conrUtu
Uonal convention was held shortly after,
and most of the members of the territorial
general assembly wer cmembcrs of it. The
veto power was abolished. Fifty years
later, in 18152, another constitutional
convention was held, but nil attempts to
incorporate n veto power into the constitu
tion failed. That $2 marriage license affair
was engraved into tho people's hearts.
And there you bave the reason for never
hearing of a veto by an Ohio Governor."
There will be features of esiieclal In
terest to you in next Sandny's Times.
A Daiieo Alphabet.
A dance alphabet has recently been In
vented by a Russian professor, who has
devoted fifty-two years of his Tifc In teach
ing dancing in the Russian imperial col
lege. His invention consists of minute
figures which represent every conceivable
position the human legs can assume.
There will bo features of especial In
terest to you lu next Sandny's Times.
John Smith's Four Widows.
In a cemetery in the suburbs of Lowell,
Mass , there are five headstones all alike
except the inscriptions. The first one
reads "First wife of John Smith" and tho
the second "Second wife," and so on until
the fifth stone, which reads: "John Smith,
at rest, at lost."
Bread lu New York.
The price of bread In New York has
been put up a cent a loaf. That means
an Increased Income to the baker of $2 80
from a barrel of flour, to make up for an
Increase In cost of 75 cents
There will bo features of especial In
terest to you lu noxt Sunday 'o Times.
MR, JOHNSON EXPLAINS.
Be Confesses to an Error, but to
Not blue Worse.
Editor Times: In yesterday afternoon's
Issue .of your paper, there appears an
account of a bill filed in the spurcme court
of the District by William A. Murray against
Hannah L. Kelly and James Madigan, in
which serious allegations arc made ngalnst
me. As I era cot a party to the tult I
may not bare an opportunity of showing
to 'the court Just what part I took in the
transactions narrated in the bill, and I
tbcrcforo ask that you -will publitb this
communication in simple Juttlce to raytelf.
It is true that I told two lots belonging
to my client; Miss Kelly, to William A.'
Murray, and that thereafter, wholly by
Inadvertence aid mistako, my former part
ner, Samuel H. Agncvy, and myself, fold to
Mr. Madigan one of the two lots previously
sold to Mr. Murray.
I did l.ot discover the error tbat bad been
made unUI about two vv ecks ego, and aftir
the partnership between Mr. Agnew and
myself had been dltfolvcd by an order-cJ
the equity court, upon my application, and
a receiver, J. Waller WheaUey, was in
possession of the books, etc., of the late
firm. Desiring to ktow Jutt what lots bad
been sold in the sub-division, I called on
the receiver and consulted the book thuw-
lng sales that -had been made and then
discovered the error.
I Immediately called upon the, parties
concerned and explained the embarrass
ment I was confronted with, offering Mr.
Madigan another lot or his money back.
I refuted tho money offered me by Mr.
Murray's lawyer becauro it did tot repre
sent the-amount bo was then in arrears for
the lots purchased by him.
I absolutely and emphatically deny tbat
I have made fraudulent misrepresenta-
-tlons of any fort to ony one, and this fhall
be made to appear, cither in the pending
6uit or in f onie other proceeding white an
opiiortunlty will be afforded me of vin
dicating my character and reputation.
I confess to a stupid error, which tii one
so sincerely regrets as I do; bufnolbing
So far from availing myself of forfeiture
rights, as has been alleged, I have been in
structed to use every effort to preserve the
rights of all parties concerned, and I defy
anylwdy to bring proof to the contrary.
Every purchaser in arrears bas been glv en
an opportunity to protect himself from
Tho few lorfeltures made have been only
where purchasers, after making pajmeuls
of a few dollars, have Yoluutaril) and de
liberately allowed their coses to lapse aud
remain in arrears for months.
This statement can be verified by a num
ber of delinquents, who have been rein
stated. Hdd Mr. Murray shown n proper
spirit in tho matter, he would have been
met more than half way and saved himself
any necessity for rushing into law.
My dealings with him and all others bave
ben uniformly honorable, and all asser
tions to tho contrary are cither false or
inspired by malice.
HOWARD F. J0HVS0N.
According to the Atlanta Constitution,
a Western Alabama editor was writing up
a local theatrical performance recently
and desired to give the participants a flat
tering notice, so be mentioned the names
of several young ladles of the town and
wrote: "They all filled their parts to
perfection." Then he went home. When
tho paper appeared it was found that the
printer had put an "n" in place of nn "r"
tn the word ''parts." Ot course, it was
an awkward dilemma for the poor editor.
but when tho bloomer craze shall have be
come a little more widely adopted, such
embarrassing mistakes will probably be
passed by unheeded.
It is still a. belief widely held that a
season especially rich In the yield of
wild fruits and nuts presages a cold and
snowy winter. So far, the wild fruits
have been unusually plenteouR, and there
is promise of an equally abundant nut
crop Wild strawberries, raspberries and
blackberries havo been large, extremely
sweet and plentiful. Wild cherries,
from wiili b is made that delectable cor
dial, cherry bounce, havo been very abun
dant, but have suffered somewhat from
theravages of birds. Thenutcrop already
promises well. Hickory nuts liave almost
attained their full size, while the chestnuts
which only recently lost their ukscIs,
have begun to show small furry burrs.
Walnuts, too, are very promising.
Among the many favors allowed the con
victs in the Michigan State prison, says
the Chicago Record, Is that of keeping
and earing for birds. There are fully COO
feathered songsters In this institution, all
owned and cared for by the Inmates. Many
of the most hardened criminals, who
from their general apiearance and his
tory would not be expected to care for
anything of a" refining nature, tenderly
care for and caress their little pets. Be
sides being permitted to keep the birds
for the sake oftheir company and Influ
ence, the convicts are also allowed to
raise them to sell, and ma'ay a dollar is
credited to the accounts of the prisoners
from this source. Of course, the convicts
handle none of the money realized from the
sale of the birds until he is discharged,
but It is placed to his credit In the prison
bank. It is said that the character of the
convict can In almost every Instance be
sarely estimated from the care he gives
his feathered friends.
Two Lyons students are traveling through
Franco with a pousse-poussc, the form of
perambulator used at the last Paris exhi
bition. It weighs 100 pounds and they carry
another 100 pounds of baggage. One rides
while tho other pushes him for an hour; then
they change alxKl. They have reached
Paris, and will go to Bordeaux, Marseilles
and back to Lyons.
Everything in nature Indulges in amuse
ment. The lightning plays, the wind whis
tles, the thunder rolls, the snow files, the
waves lenp, the fields smile, even the buds
shoot and the rivers run. .
Delivered to any fart of the city.
TBIED TO BROTVN IIEHSELF.
Her Four LUlle Ones Saved Mr.
Emmn priJwu's late?
Mrs. Emma BroW.'wife' of "Jos Brown,
a night walehmas.art the Smithsonian In
stitution, attempted, suicide about 9
o'clock last nlgbwbytrjlng to Jump from
the Auacosila BrMge. The details of the
affair were told in iri-day's Morning Times.
Her four younchfidrerrwho were with
her, however, succeeded In "holding to her
skirts until assistance arrived? She was
token to the Aiiacostla, police station, and
later went to the borne of a neighbor,
Mrs. Brown, is about Ihlrty-fivo years of
age: It is said that for a longtime past her
life had appeared unhappy. A lively quar
rel ensued between the couple yesterday,
and the husband failed to return JjU night.
The woman was said to ho In u partially-!
Intoxicated condition when she i.ride the
attempt at self-destruction.
There will be features of especial in
terest to you In next Sunday's Times.
AMONG THE CELESTIALS.
The merchant class ot China Is composed
of polite, patient, extremely shrewd, well
dressed pattern shopkeepers. The leisure
class Is graceful .polished and amiable, but
the peasantry riminds one of the country
folk of Europe, excepting Russia.
As compared with Japan, one feature of
every view Is strikingly in favor of China.
Tho dress and behavior of the Chinese will
not offend Europeans. The women are
modest and dress in a baggy garment which
completely covers them.
In spite of their modesty Chinese girls
do flirt and in proiier European fashion.
At church they make eyes at Uie Joung
men and on Uie way to school.
Tho most beautiful women of China are
of Soo-Chow. Thoy are, as a rule, prettier
than the womca of Japan.
Chinese fish with cormorants. The birds
sit 011 slicks projecting over tiie water and
are trained by being starved and then
throttled so they cannot swallow the fish
they catch. They are ragged-looking birds
wltli enormous beaks.
The Chinese thrash rico by taking a hand
ful and beating a log with it to scatter the
kernels on the ground. The farmers break
up the soil and punch holes In it for seeds
wltli a stick.
Women who are married wcartheir black
hair in a coll held in place by a narrow
bar of gilt metal or imitation Jade stone.
Tho young glrU wear the coll at one side
of the head and stick a white f!o wer in it.
There will bo fentures of especial In
terest to you lu next Sunday's Times.
EGYPT1 OK TO-DAY-.
The tolls last year from the Suez canal
were $1B,009,00. '
Bureaucracy isa- Serving evil In Egypt
It is hard to make the inhabitants under
stand that merit alone should decide. Two
iwr cent of the able-bodied men serve the
government in some capacity. Salaries
are twice as big as ttlose paid our officials.
Cabinet ministers are paid $10,000 a year
and under-secretaries $7,500. Five hours
is an iffielal davTstavork.
The-increase ofwlMer travel to the Nile
Is helping the Egj ptiaus immensely. Last
season's pleasure seekers numbered 7,500
and distributed $81000,000 in the country,
half the money coming from Americans.
Over half of Egypt's foreign commerce is
with GreatBritain. TneTIniu-d States buys
about $3,000,000 wofth. one fifteenth of the
Egyptian cotton crop eacb year.
The army comprises 15,000 men, the
full strength, counting the military police,
8lx officers are "borrowed" from the
English army and paid twice the amount
of their home salaries. Common soldiers
get 5 cents a day. Tbeyareconsclentiously
looked after, well fed and well cotbed.
American farmers will be surprised to.
learn tbat their brethrenlnancIentEgyptpay
a land tax annually of $3.20 per acre.
SHE KEPT IIEll WOHD.
A Hcmarkablo Happening on a Steam
boat lu the Seine.
It happened on a Seine steamboat.
Dramatis personae a detective; his pris
oner, a woman sentenced to ten days' im
prisonment for insulting a policeman; a
man ovcrtioard. The detective's humane
Instincts are strong; he is a good swim
mer; if he were alone, the prisoner hears
Mm mutter, the man's life might be saved.
"Jump!" she cries. "My word of honor
that I will not escape." Straightway the
detective Jumped. After all, if you can't
trust a woman courageous enough to In
sult a polk-emau (doubtless In a good
cause), whom can you trust? Unfortunately
he did not succeed in his attempt at res
cue, but when he was dragged up ex
haintcd on the quay the prisoner, calmly
awaiting him, wttlfhis coat upon her arm,
was the first person he saw. 0"ff they
went to the prefect of police, who heard
the story, and was so mucfl moved by the
fact that the insulterof guardians had kept
her word that he set her free at once.
There will be features of especial In
terest to you In next Sunday's Times.
In portions ot northern Siberia the ground
is not merely frozen, but consists In part of
layers of ice alternating with layersotsand,
and the-e Ice-masses must be many thou
sands, of years old. In such regions ice Is
as much a rock as sandstone Is.
A remarkable Invention for killing the
weeds along r.illroad tracks is now in uce.
Electricity, as is known, will destroy vege
table tissue if strong enough. A car is
provided with an engine, an alternating
dynamo and induotiun coll. The electrical
cu rrent passes doiv it to a metal strip , which
is dragged over tVio Jrack, the strip having
many fine wires projecting from it into the
weeds on each slee-Every weed is touched
and Instantly klledr
Prof. Crooks thinks that If the electric
lights were universal to-day the candle. If
suddenly Introduced, would be thought
a wonderful Invention, as It enables a per
son to obtain light In' Its simplest and most
portable form and without the use of cum
brous machlueryjjra.be necessity of attach
ing the lamp to anyiflxed point by means
of wire before ltcan be lighted.
Platinum has .been drawn Into smooth
wire so fine tbatlt could not be distinguished
by the naked eye, even when stretched
across a piece of white cardboard.
1 Itequire a Situation."
- In the streets of Paris the other day
a novel mode of advertising his needs
was adopted by a workman in want of
employment. Be had written In a good
round hand on a sheet of paper, "I re
quire a situation." This he had placed
upon bis bat, and he might have been
seen walking quietly along with his head
slightly inclined so that the public at
large might conveniently read his candid
Another Sensational Find.
Tbe Chicago detectives are making new
and startling finds -Jn the Holmes case.
The' latest dreadful disclosure Is the dis
covery of agaspipe in the house. Kansas
There will bo features of especial In
terest to yon In next Sunday's Times.
A .J '
Is something almost be
yond belief, but It Is a faot
that we are selling hand
some suits at that figure.
Sack 8uits single and
""double-breasted Rou n cl
out Frock Suits Cutaways,
&c well made-handsome-ly
trimmed; suits that are
marked and worth S10.SI2,
and SI5 but they are sum
mer weights and must go
no matter what the loss
Men's Casslmere Pants.SI.OO
Men's Serge Pants. SI. 25
Men's Corduroy Pants.. SI. 75 ,
Superbly-lined Fine Suits,
worth SIO, S12 and S15
every suit at. S6.8O
Cor.Ninth & E Sts.
NOT BY HIS TEEHS.
Sohio I'oluted Comments On the Trial
of Private Gill.
EdltorTimes. The,character of our liber
ties guarantees to every American citizen
the right to a fair trial before a Jury of
his peers. Every one knows that it would
be next to impossible for a man to get an
impartial hearing if the Jury were all In
sympathy against him.
Every one knows, too, who has read the
little which bas been made public in The
Tinic3 concerning the GUI episode that the
court which tried him was so composed. If
the writer remembers correctly every mem
ber of the court-martial which tried Gill
for the assault committed on the officer
recently was a commissioned officer; no
one of them was in any sense Gill's peer.
What testimony wjs offered before that
court is probably known to no one
outside. It ls-nut hard, however, to real
ize that if any privates were witnesses their
evidence would hardly be fearlessly given.
Itis v ery easy lu the regular army to punish
a bold witness for bis temerity. This can
be doneln a Ihou.-aml ways which do not
overstep the letter of the regulations, and
yet make the poor victim wretched. The
officers of the regular army form a social
grade as entirely separate from the private
soldiers as If belonging to a different
Wlint experiences poor Gill may have
had with the lieutenant, whom be so
soundly, but unwisely, thrashed, which had
exasperated him to frenzy, does not appear.
He has not been suffered to tell bis story
to the wo rid, hi comrades in the rnnks dare
not tell it for him and the officers wl'I -lot.
Gill, bf course, goes off to price- ind
his voice Is burled In the tomb at Cc'.um'ms.
It is not likely that the world vifl
know the whole truth.
So long as the-privatc soldier con1!
be deprived of those rights which belong
every private citizen, so long will ;ur
army lack In its personnel the qualities
which lift our citizens above those of other
countries. The life, the liberty and the
happiness of the soldier should be as sacred
as any other citizen.
Guiteau, who murdered Garfield, was
granted a fair and impartial trial, was
fully and publicly heard and up to the
moment when the drop fell was treated
with the utmost clemency. On the other
hand. Private Gill, in irons, was confined
lu a oell where the temperature was
equal to an oven, and where his room was
so small as scarcely to permit him to lie
extended on the floor.
The people ot Washington have not yet
forgotten the Tord Theater disaster, and
probably most of them know that cv ery one
wlm signed the paper which would have
fixed the blame of that official murder
upon "Col." Ainsvvorth was afterwards
discharged by tbat gallant officer.
If our honored President would call
Gill's trial up again and protect the wit
nesses', it is quite probable that a different
result would attend tho Investigation. As
it is, the people will not be satisfied that
Gill is Justly punished.
W. H. NELSON.
Forest Glen, Md., Aug. 1 2, 183D.
Complaints From tboXortlieast.
Editor Times: You will confer a great
favor upon the residents and taxpayers ot
Delaware avenue, between I and K streets
northeast. If you will allow a protest to
b entered through your columns in their
behalf against the use of said aenue as a
dumping ground for drain pipes and other
material. It has always been assumed tbat
this avenue was a public thoroughfare,
orat least it was so understood by the tax
payers when they paid what appears to be
now an exorbitant betterment for the so
called improvement of the avenue.
Private citizens are prosecuted for violat
ing the ordinance as to the use of public
property. Now, in this case, where the
conditions are reversed, if the District gov
ernment be not liable, it should at least
make an effort to repalr,vbat is done by
removing the drain pipes at present lying
on the avenue.
If The Times will call the attention ot
the authorities to the matter it will confer
a great favor on the residents of the
vicinity. DANIEL MURPHY.
Printing In ltoiuun Times.
Adrian Diacnnu, the Roumanian archi
tect and archaeologist, claims to have dis
covered in the ruins of the ancient Roman
camp at Bersovia, near Tcroesvar, in
controvertible proofs that the Romans
and especially the officers of the Fourth
Legion (Flavia Felix), were acquainted
with the art of printing that is to say,
with the use of movable types In the second
century after Christ The prof essors of the
Academy of Bucharest confirm this asser
tion of Diaconu.
Voyage ot tbe Lorna Doono.
Capt. Wiggins, undismayed by the losa of
tbe SJternen last summer, is about to
start on his twentietb -voyage through the
Kara Sea to tbe Yenisei. His ship is the
Lorna Dome, a 600-ton steamer, which
besides machinery and agricultural im
plements, will carry canned fruits, fish
and preserves and 700 barrels of Aberdeen
herrings, for which Tery high prices were
paid on tbe last voyage.
Qneeu Victoria's Boudoir.
It Is not generally known tbat tbe Queen's
boudoir at Windsor Castle remains to-day
in tbe same state it was when tbe Prince
Consort died. On tbe doorjs Inscribed:
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What is my answer? Really, oh,
I think you might try to guess;
It is awfully hard to tell you know.
But I simply can't say yes.
I'm fond of you that I will contess.
And I've let my feelings show
Until you fancy it must be yes,
And you won't conceive ot no.
Oh, don't be angry, sweetheart! Don't go
lf I haven't quite said yes
I haven't now have I quite said no.
Oh I Uilnk you might try to guess.
The Ton House.
It was down at the end of the road. I
turned my head away and shut my eyc3,
but it was there still, for I had seen it
every night since I could remember. I
think I shall always see it.
An electric light at the corner threw its
t.are directly across the white walls, such
I '. .Tijbt light it seemed and thousands of
t '1'- trere buzzing around it, their shadows
J f!ected back again onto the white walls,
vbicb, they seemed to be moving up and
down. Tbe little brown windows, two
above and two below, were eacb ex
actly alike, with their borders of colored
glass. I bad never yet seen the door open
and on each side stood a very green tree,
tapering to a point like those you see the
children lift out of their boxes of toys, the
breeze hardly ever seemed to ruffle them,
as they stood like sentinels on either side.
One night I sat outdoors longer than
usual. The trees down the avenue were
waving more mysteriously than ever and
casting their dark shadows in front of
tbe house down the road. Suddenly I
leaned forward and gazed To"s and earn
estlysomething was different. A slight
noise and a white bond had pushed up one
of the little windows, and now a girl
was sitting in the glare of tbe electric
I rose from my chair and strolled leis
urely along down tbe road till I stood op
posite tbe toy house. Just as I reached
it the girl dropped ber handkerchief to
the ground. Such a bit of lace it was! I
picked It up and handed it to her, which
was an excuse for me to loot at her. She
had the bluest eyes and the most flaxen
hn'r you ever saw, and the waxen pink
of I:er Kimplexlon made me want to look
again. She smiled so meouragingly that
I -olanteered a remark about the beauty
of the "vening, and befoore I knew how
It happened we were talking away like
That was not my last visit to the toy
house. I grew more and more fascinated by
the girl who sat in the little window. I
forgot everything, by which I mean I
forgot that only one girl had -a right to
fascinate me; a different style of girl, with
dark hair, and who was too busy to sit
much In a window at all. But for the time
she bad quite gone from my memory, though
unconsciously I tried to mold my new friend
after her pattern.
Our conversations were something like
Myself Thee you don't approve of the
Girl at the Window Not it she has to
work; I hate work.
"What do you like?"
"Oh, Just to sit and read or do fancy
work or talk to my friends." '
"But the work has to be done. Who
keeps the bouse so pretty and neat?"
"Ob, mother does that. She works bard
enough, but she docs not like to see me
get hot aud flurried these warm days."
Then another evening:
Myself You look a little pale tonight;
is it the heat?
Girl at the window No; but I saw them
take a sick man out of tbat house down the
road. He looked so dreadful. I can't
bear sick people.
"But you will have to see sick people
some time; suppose I should be sick?"
(W bad come to talking of our future
by this time.) ,
"Oh, don't talk of itl I should be fright
ened to death."
Then there came the last night. I could
hardly drag myself down tbe road; a drca
ful thing had happened. I must go and tell
There 'she sat tit the window; she wore
pale blue tbat night andnerplnk-and-whlte
beauty was fairer tban ever. I took ber
white band up gently and said, huskily:
"I could not bear to see this little band do
bard work; but, dearest, I fear tbat Is
what my wife may bave to do I have lost
She tore her hand outof mine and her clear
blue eyes bad an ugly gltiter in them as she
looked at me .
"Your wife," she answered; "I can never
be your wife; such a life is not forme."
"But I thought you loved me?"
? I found 1 was talking to empty space, for
she bad gone, and wltb- a moan of despair
I dragged myself back to "the seat outside
my ball door .
I gazed long at tbe toy house at tbe end of
the road, while the truth dawned upon me
slowly;- she bad no"beart. I bad fallen la.
love with a dolL It was too late now. X
had wrecked my happiness.
I took my watch out of my pocket aud
it an liouest face, with dark eyes; that wa$
let her mother do all the work? Did shs
hate sick Tolk? Would shedesertme nowl
I rousod myself with a shiver; Burely that
was Clarice coming up the road, with ber
swinging walk, coming to see mother and
roe. She stopped at the doorway and
looked at me in astonishment.
I could see the toy bouse still, gleaming
white in the electric light, the trees stand
ing green and stiff on cither side of tbe
doorway; tbe little painted glass windows
tightly shut. Clarice still looked at me
"Why," she raid, "you had fallen asleep
out here, holding you watch to see when it
was time to wake up, and do you know you
look as if you bad had a bail dream."
"So I have had, dearesr," I answered,
as I drew her down on the seat beside me,
"and you werenot In it." Chicago News.
THE CHEAT GtTX DUEL.
Husslan Sailors Acknowledge Tbeh
Defeat by Saluting.
While the flag ot truce was flying a Rus
sian officer of artillery went np to ask
Sir Richard Alrcy if Gen. fiacres, com
manding tbe English artillery was on tbo
ground, says the author of "The Crimean
War from First to Last." On Sir Richard
answering In the. negative, the officer
said: "Your 68-pounder gun that your
people call Jenny is a beautiful gun, but
we think we bave one as good In tbat em
brasure," pointing up to tho momelon,
"and we would like to have a fair duel
with her." Airey took up the challenge
at once, and everything was arranged for
12 o'clock noon next day. When tbe timo
arrived all the batteries on both sides ceased
firing A large number ot officers, French,
and English , were assembled at our lookout
station behind the 21-gun battery to look
Our sailors gun detachment mounted on
their parapets and took off their hats,
saluting tho Russians. The Russians re
turned the compliment. The EngUsh gun
was given the first shot as the senior gun.
It struck tbe side of the Russian cmbrasuro.
Then they fired a very good shot, too.
The third shot from Jenny went clean
through the Russian' embrasure, and up
went two gabions. Tbe bluejacketsjumped
up on their parapet and cheered, thinking
they had beaten their opponents. Not a bitl
A minute af terward down went theabions
and out came the Russian gun again. Sev
eral more shots were fired from both sides,
all very good ones. Jenny got anhsty thump,
but It did her no harm. At length I think
the seventh shot from our side we saw the
Russian gun knocked clean over. Our fel
lows cheered vociferously and the Russians
mounted their parapets and took off their
hats in acknowledgment of their defeat.
All tho batteries then opened again. Thus
ended the great gun duel.
Hy tho Judse.
"I hear you were complainant in court
last week. What was the trouble?"
"Daubeni split paint .over my trousers
and I wanted to collect damages."
"Did you win?"
"No;thecase was thrown out of court. The
Judge said he didn't see bow I colud make
a suit out ot a pair of pants." New York
Willie What does Chawley walk with
his face In tbe air like that for? Is his neck
Reggy No; he's in love with a chorus
fay, and has occupied the row steadily
now fora whole month. New York.World.
Will Appear In the Sunday Times
of August Eighteenth.
One Year Old and Heir to
Burlesques on Modern Posters.
A Summer Day with Sarah
m OrneJewett. (Illustrated:)
From Dance House to Cloister.
The'Story of a New Orleans
"Jr.'s" of Rich Fathers.