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THW EYy ISaJriMESiiTjpESDjLE, AUGUST. 20f 1895.
;MORNNQ'JEgEWG' AMT.SUN.ffAY "THE TIMES' SPGfrTS EXCEL
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Linen, Alpaca, Duck, Serge,
&c. Five dollars' worth for
two-fifty and so on.
Parker, Bridget & Co.,
315 7th St.
Jack Daly, Uio Wilmington boy who
marie so good a showing with Mike Leonard,
at lialtlmore on Saturday night, returned
to Washington yesterday. They will go
Into training ror his bout witu Dooley.
McMillan and Pcckliam are going to em
bark in a. novel venture. The) hare hired
a big tent and will go to country fairs
and make one and two and three das'
stands, and give exhibitions of lioxlng,
giving a show every hour. They think they
bae struck a nione) nuking scheme.
The ministers or Dallas arc again after
the big fight. A meeting was held there
. on Saturday, and it was suggested that
public demonstrations lie held in every city
and hamlet in the Htateto protest against
it. On the olu.r lund, those who are In
ravur of Hie contest will, it the ministers
carry out their plans, send reputable Dallas
citizens to eviry place wlieresucii meetings
are held to do what the) can to counteract
The boxing show that Parson Duvics
and Tom O'Rourkc set on foot, to take
rlace In Boston tfilg wetk, during the con
clave of the Kulglns Ttmplars In that city,
got rather a seere setback on Friday.
It seems Davics and O'Rourkc had beenad
vertiing the affair as being In the hands
of the Suffolk Club, the mutt prominent
athletic organization in Boston. Tlie club
has conic out with a statement that it has
nothing whatever to do with the show,
and that it's name has been used without
authority. This is the show wherein Wol
cott and Jimmy It van a ml other noted boxers
were to have appeared.
The battle between Eddie Meyer and
rctcr Ho)le at Btriator, 111., last night,
proed a disappointment. It lasted six
teen rounds and was then stopped because
of Its fierceness. It must have been a pretty
lively set-to when it couldn't go to an end
at Streator. lioth men were used up. Bo)le
had much the better of the argument', but
it was declared n draw. This will no doubt1
put an end to )oung Meyer's hopes of get
ting another meeting with Kid Lavigne.
TRACK AND STABLE.
C W. Williams who has bis famous
fourteen weeks' trottlngandpacingmeetlng
under way, is out with the statement that
during his big meeting, which begins A ugust
26 and lasts until September 7, he will
not permit pool selling or betting of any
sort on bis track. Tins mote of Williams
isin marked contrast to that which isnsually
made by race promoters. Nearly eery
whero this year where pools hae been
prohibited the racing people have assured
those whom they wanted to patronize
them that notwithstanding the law there
would be ways pro Idol by which anybody
lould put up bis money If he wanted to.
Williams has. always been a great man for
txperiments, and he usually makes them
jo This one will be watched with a great
seal of interest.
The $50,000 race meeting of the North
western Breeders' Association is now going
n at Chicago, but it is proilng rather
tiscouraging for its managers If this
laeeting protes a failure it is pretty safe
lo predict that there will be no anti-pool
telling laws In Illinois by the time another
year rolls around A fight between run
ning horse and harness horse men brought
, on the present condition Now that both
are suffering, thoy will In all probability
gtt together and work to undo what they
It Is said that the Hamlins have already
bought ground in Canada for their race
track. They will hold a meeting there i n
steail of Buffalo next year.
THOSE WHO SHAKE HANDS.
The people who grasp your hand firmly
and fully are sincere, true and friendly.
There Is an eloquence in a strong grip of
the hand which is impossible to put into
The demonstrative handshake mnst not
be confused with the foregoing. The
demonstrative Is rather to be bewared.
It may either grip like a rise or it may
bold fast and swing about till you feel
tbat jour arm Is a pumphandlc designed
for tbe benefit of your effusive friend.
It is much in vogue.
The lackadaisical shake indicates feeble
ness of the physique and. of friendship as
well. It Is altogether devoid of ar-it
has not even the robustness of the demon
strative to recommend it. It shows want
The trifling, lingering handshake has
running and craft in It,' and generally
belongs to an enemy. It Is positively
wicked. It has a soft velvety (ouch tbat Is
snakily fascinating; a lingering, lotb-to let-jrou-off
surtof shake, novel andnol nice.
The finger shake Is an Insult. Many
people bave adopted this pernicious form
of handshaking without knowing it.
Too Old to Work nt Ninety-Six.
A delightful story of poor-law adminis
tration comes to me rrom Tnirak. At Carl
ton Hustbwaitc, a small village In tbat
neighborhood, lives a veteran of ninety-six,
who was at tne Dattio of Waterloo. For
some considerable time be bas been on tbe
union books as a recipient of outdoor re
lief. But recently a great doubt arose In the
minds of the guardians why the old man did
not earn bis own livelihood. So the expense
was1 incurred of sending a medical officer
some miles to examine tbe nonogenarlan
and report whether be was fit for work or
sol. Tbe doctor might Indeed bave been
more usefully employed In Inquiring Into
the state of mind of the Bumbles who sent
bus on sucli an rand. London Truth.
WAS WLRTRIE ALTERED?
YacKtsmeniillfti Over the Big
BEAMIER, THAN- DEFENDER
Experts Say She Should Be Able to
Curry All Sail Necessary Her
Dlinciislomt According to au An
tliorltutlve Statement Very Amer
ican In Design.
New York", Aug. 20. Au expert, 'who ex
amined the Valkyrie foran hour nttwenty
five feet dlvtancc ns she lay In Ihe water
yesterday, says that it. was learned from
aiiauthoritativesource that her widest beam
is 25 feet 8 inches molded, and -nltli the
plank on she is 26 feet 2 inches. This,
being very near to the Vlgllanfs , is held
to corroborate the theory. After saying
that the Valkyrie shows a bit more free
board thnu the Defender, with an easy bow
and thin quarters, the expert continues as
"She certainly looks beamier than the
Vigilant and has more power; As you look
down on her the shows great Blze, even
more than one would Infer from lier dimen
sions. Her draught is a surprise, because
few have thought It equaled that of Defen
der, but, in fact, she has more draucht
than the Defender. Without a dock meas
urement 20 feet 0 inches is as close as
can be estimated. 'With such a draught and
beam the question 'may well be asked,
Why can't she carry her sail In a good
breeze? There must have beensumu changes
made in her since she was raced on the
other side, for she certainly should have
been able to carry her tall spread.
"The Valkyrie is a big.lienmy, powerful
boat, built more in accordance with Ameri
can ideas than with those which are siip
imsed to find acceptance with Ilritlsh de
signers. -It is Indeed evident that an ini
procd Vigilant is what Watson has aimed
at." A bit of news came rrom the pilot
who brought the Valkyrie into port, and
was to the effect that the Valkyrie III was
to have a 120-foot boom.
Lord Dunraven wanted the interna
tional races sailed one month earlier this
year than In the match of two years ago,
and so determinedly held out for the lirst
week in Si ptehibcr for the opening content.
The Cup Committee refused to entertain
tills request for a long time, but at last
yielded the point.
This was pleasant news to Lord Dun
rav en, ondhc has emphasizedhls determina
tion regarding the earlier date of the
match by having the Valkyrie here in
ample season to sail the first race on Sep
tember 7, as originally agreed upon. And
yesterday he declared that the date must
Joyce Is doing great work for the Sena
tors. The patrons of the game here appre
ciate it, for they cheer him lustily cvery
tlnie there is tlieslightest occasion to do so.
Hawleyls an erratic young man. Hegot
very huffy yesterday at Malarkey bumping
up against him when botb were running
at full speed and made a break as though
he vv ere going to chew the Washington man
up, but he changed his mind when some of
tbe cooler beads smoothed him a little.
Anderson was not n bowling success In
the box yesterday. ThcFittsburgerpouuded
hlm freely, notwithstanding be made a
game effort to stem the tide.
Malarkey got to thinking about Haw
ley's belligerent behavior after the latter
concluded not to annihilate him, and when
the gome was over marched over to the
Plttvburgers' bench with tbe air of a man
who meant to do something. Then It was
his friends' turn to do the peace making.
and Malarkey, like Hawleychangcd his
mind. While there Is spice and temporary
excitement In such little incidents as
these, it would be Just as well for the
game of baseball if they were left out.
Quiet people do not enjoy them, and they
have a tendency to keep many such people
from patronizing tbe game.
The Kendall Laddies won a victory from
the Eastern Stars, the score being 1C toll.
The Laddies arc aged 13 and under, and
they would like to meet any of the clubs of
the city. Charles P. Malcy, of No. 629
Florida avenue northeast, will reply to
The League games played yesterday re
sulted as followsr
Ftttsburg, 9; Washington, 3.
Boston, 0; Philadelphia, 2.
Brooklyn, 7; New York, 3.
League games to be played to-day are
Cleveland nt Washington.
Louisville at Boston.
Pittsburg at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia.
Bt Louis at New York.
Chicago at Baltimore.
The work of the Western contingent
begins in earnest in the East to-day, and It
will not take a great while to determine
whether the Orioles are going to Lave the
walkover they think tbey bave. Cleveland
to-day, when she meets the Senators, will
start with but nine points tbe best of tbe
Baltimoreans, and If she loses and the
Baltimore folks beat Chicago she will
lose tbe lead in her very first game on
Eastern ground. It Is not improbable tbat
she will do these things.
About the only men wboseem to think that
Cleveland will not cat much of a figure In tbe
final round-up arc tbe other clubs In tbe
The Boston team won its first victory
from Philadelphia this season yesterday,
and they arc credited with doing it In a
clean, orderly and workmanlike manner.
Vliat Saved Him.
Patient Doctor, thank God your medi-cine-sayed
Doctor "BeaHy? How flattering!
PatlentYcs; I forgot to take any of It.
Those Dear Women.
(Denslow bos Invited a party of friends
to a, home-poker symposium, and Mrs.
Denslow brlqgs in tbe luncheon Just as
Denslow gets bis first .hand In two hours)
Wby, Tommy, Isn't if rather unusual to
bave every card Ui your hand clubs? Frank
1IEADV FOR, THE SWIMMERS.
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Everything In Now In Headlneiw. for
the lUttliinx Meacta Tournament.
To-day Superintendent Stevens com
pleted the placing of the horizontal bars,
trapeze, etc., to be tiBcd in the tournament
which takes place at the bathing beach
to-morrow. They have been placed on a
barge, which Is anchored about one hun
dred feet out in the river. The bars are
on one end of the barge and the trapeze on
the other. No new entries were made to
day, but the cupcriu.vndent Is confident
still that there will be a good, big lot' of
contestants in each of the seven events on
the programme.. It "seems that there
ought to be. This morning when a Times
reporter visited the beach there were
something like a hundred men and boys and
several ladles In tbe water. Nearly all of
them were practicing for the swimming
and diving contests.
Superintendent Stevens said that recent
publications kail made It out that the water
at the beach was stale. He denied this
emphatically, declaring that It was im
possible for such a thing to be. Herald the
water was alwayB fresh and In a healthy
NOT MUCH OF A VICTORY.
Zlealer'a Victory Over Abbott -Don't
Stamp Him a Great Boxer.
Baltimore, Aug. 20. The Abbott-Ziegler
contest last night was a splendid, exhibi
tion of boxing and ring generalship.
Zlegler won bis victory on points alone,
as neither man was injured, and It is likely
that they could have continued the contest
fora greater number of rounds. They both
instated that a dccislonmitst be given at the
end of the twenty rounds, and, as Zlegler
had done the most of tbe leading, and had
made bis blows most effective in the last
two rounds of the contest, the decision
was very properly given to him.
Abbott, on the other band, lost nothing In
the contest. He was up against a heavier
and stronger man, and It was only bis
wonderful cleverness and coolness that
sacd him from being laid low by tbe
hundreds of savage swings that were
thrown about his bead. In the second
round of the bout Zlegler had Abbott up
Queer street, and It was only due to the
Briton's cunningness that he wiggled out
of tbe bad hole. In the third round Ab
bott succeeded In getting In bis famous
down-chop with bis right, that landed
flush on the Philadelphia man's face, and
clearly made him groggy. He kept away
for the rest of the round, and Abbott was
unable to follow up his advantage. From
this on the bout simmered down to a most
skillful fencing match between the men.
Abbott was always cool, and played a
waiting game, in the hope tbat he could
send in a lucky right, while Zlegler kept
working away vigorously with his left,
that finally succeeded in swelling the
Englishman's face, while Willi Ills right
he swung a hundred times for his oppo
nent's Jaw, but he net er succeeded In land
ing there with any great degree of strength.
Zlegler fought the last two rounds in the
most furious fashion, but Abbott kept him
off, and tbe contest ended with both of tbe
men in just as good condition as when they,
entered the ring.
ENGLISH ATHLETES UNCERTAIN,
They Are Quarreling Abotit Coming
to TIiIm Country.
London, Aug. 20. A leading athletic au
thority says that it in, still doubtful whetber
the Loudon Athletic Club will scud a team
to America to competo with a team from
the New York Attuctlc Club. All the meet
ings that hao been held by the committee
appointed by the London Athletic Club
lo select a team hate been very stormy.
To adil to tlio troubles of the committee
several of the athletes selected to repre
sent tbe club in America have now declined
E. C. Breden, who was to have taken part'
in the 440-ard and SSOyBrd races, sent
a letter to the committee on Saturdny last,
in which he stated tbnt'he would not-go
with the team. F. E. Bacon, who is elated
for the one-mile and three-mile runs, and
Dr. M .J. Barry, the Irish hammer thrower,
also say that they will not go. W. F4tz
Herbert, who was chosen as one otthc
club's representatives in the 440 nnd-220
Taces, is in doubt as to whetber he ought
to accompany a team that is partly 'com
IKs"d of semi-professional men.
There arc no really good men to fill the
vacancies caused b) the refusal of the men
named to take part in the contests.
GENERAL SPORTING NOTES.
To-morrow tbe Capital City Gun Club
goes to lialtlmore to take part In the final
shoot of the year between the clubs of the
Trap Shooters' League of the District of
Columbia and Maryland, The closeness
of the score as It now stands between
tbe Washington club, 393 birds; the Stand
ard, of Baltimore, 394 birds, and the
Baltimore Shooting Association, 395 birds,
makes tbe event one of great Interest to
all of those who enjoy such sport, and
quite a delegation of Washington people
will go to Baltimore to witness tbe con
test. The Washington team will be made
up, unless the programme Is changed to-.
day, of J. Henry Gullet, . M. McLvod,
W. B. McKelden, A. S. 'Matllngly, Will
lam Wagner and Norman Prultt. B. L.
Osborn will go along as a substitute to
take tbe place of any one who may not be
able to shoot.
E. T. Davidson, of this city. Is credited
with swimming from the landing place
of the Samuel J. Pentz here to River
View on Saturday last. George Dove, B.
Proctor and E. Lee rowed along with
Davidson to see tbat he did bis feat prop
erly. Davidson swam to Alexandria in 3
lours, 38 minutes. He swam the entire
distance In 8 hours and 38 minutes. The
tide was against him after he left Alex
andria. The feat Is regarded as a great
one by all swimmers In this city.
Buttcrwortb bas been engaged to coach
the football team of the University of Cali
fornia. Walter Camp is to coach the team
of the Stanford University.
The promoters or the Potomac River re
gatta, to . beheld next Saturday, are much
encouraged by the prospect before them.
Everything Indicates that tbe regatta will be
a marked success. Threceightsareexpected
from Philadelphia, one from New York and
two from Baltimore There will also be. It
Is expected, five or six sets of fours come
rrom these cities. George W. Statzell, of
tbe Schuylkill Navy , has accepted the Wash
ington oarsmen's Invitation to officiate
as umpire. Entries for tbe various events
of tbe regatta will close to-night.
Jakrlaudaur defeated Durnnn, the Cana
dian oarsman, at Toronto yesterday. Tbe
race was so easy for Gaudaur tbat It was
almost a farce.
A fight was to bave been pulled off In
private last night In New York between
Barney O'llara, of tbat city, and Charley
Jefferson, of Indianapolis. A lady, whll
examining tbe pockets of her husband's
clothes, found a ticket for the bout. She
got mad, gave the snap away to tbe police
and tbe bout was prohibited.
We believe tbe time is not far distant
when voting by machinery will bo tbe rule
rather than the exception an over the coun
try. Boston Transcript.
The Great Horseman Hamlin
Succumbs to Anti-Pool Law.
LIKE A CHILD
i a n-
Race Track Will Be1 iVroken Un, Six
Hundred Jlorsew.fiold,, Trainer Dl-
ni luted mid NoKRaolnir Ever In
dulged In Again TJnleaa the Pool
Liiw Is Modified. ,
Buffalo, N. Y Aug. 20. The Buffalo
Driving Park, tbe mother track of tbe
grand circuit, which last week closed lis
thirtieth annual meeting, Is to bo closed
np and pass out of existence as a race
track. The association 'has decided to
dissolve nnd already Mr. Hamlin bas dis
missed all his drivers and trainers at the
track except "Ed" Geers, and tbe horses
are being taken to Village Farm, and many
are being disposed of. Just wbatdlsposltlon
will be made of tbe grounds hag not yet
been determined, but It is likely tbat It
will bscutuplntolots and sold.
When It was decided upon yesterday to
take this step, 9 is said Mr. C. J. Hamlin
broke down and cried like a child. By
forty years of hard work he has built up
one of tbe greatest tracks In the world
and bas practically placed himself at the
bead of the trotting burse breeders while
for years ho has been called tbe "Sage
of tbe grand circuit."
This decision on tbe part of tbe associa
tion yesterday Is probably the most Import
ant event that has ever occurred In the borsa
world. For sears C. J. Hamlin held one
of the first places among the trotting horse
men of the world. He bas been looked up
to by all of the breeders in America, and
the breaking up of the Buffalo association
is perhaps the moBt fatal blow tbat could
possibly come to the horsemen's interests
in this country.
The Buffalo Association Is the first and
only association that has everglven $20,000
In one purse. This was given in thef ree-ror-all
trot two years ago.
BIX HUNDRED HORSES.
Just what Mr. Hamlin will do with his
horses is not yet known. He usually bas
about 100 al the track, and forevery borsc
be has always employed at least two men
This number of horses has been kept at tbe
track the greater part of the year.
At the Kost Aurora farm he bas 600
horses and a small army of men to caro
for them and train them. It Is likely that
alVof this great Interest will be gradually
disposed of as soon as possible.
Mr. A. E. Feuiuyone of the directors of
the'aisociallori.ivas seen this mornlng'and
was asked what there was about tbcdlsso
lutiou of tbcassdciatfon.
'-"'It'is no more," he 'said. "It bas'Leen
decided to throw up the whole thing, and
the tract will be closet? up and practically
put out of existence as Soon- as the Wild
West show Is ouVof theliiclosure."
"Is there any chance (hat tbe association
will bo revived!'' "
"Just a cbanTe. It Vhe anti-pool telling
law should fi4 adjustell'in some manner
'fh'ls winter, it W ritKilil'ebat another -vear
'Here would 'oSo meeting Of the cjreuit
bcre; but I'fiarUiyttnrll! it probable."
"Will the groindsT?t6ll for bailduig
lobj, or kepbroVgCilcrar race grounds?"
"That has not yet 'Wji decided upoii. I
think, however,' tbat U'js tare to say thaw
you have seen the la4f horse race at the
Drising Park in "Bur falo?"
DRASTIC WX'II MEASURES.
Cnlniii Reliela Cut Wlren and Teur
Havana, Aug. 20".- dispatch from San
.tJago de Cuba sajs;i (
The rebels haecutiUje telegraph wires'
and destroyed the railroad near AlgodonaL
and troops have been sent from Alto
Songo to protect the men who aro making
repairs and prevent them from being fired
upon by tbe insurgents
Col. Tejedns' column which has nr
irved at San Luis had a battle yesterday
with a rebel band under Higinio and
Vazequez", at La Julia. The column then
proceeded to Hafillu, Paraiso, and Santa
Rita. Near Burcness tbey surprised and at
tacked a rebel band, 200 strong, and
routed them, killing four men, taking
one prisoner, and capturing a quantity
of arms, ammunition, etc.
SPANISH FINANCIAL STRAIT.
Suo Wants a Cuban Bank to Put Up
New Tork, Aug. 20. A special cable
dispatch to tbe Herald from Havana says-
The government bas asked the Spanish
Bank or tbe Island or Cuba ror $ 1,500,000
to pay war expenses.
Tbe bank answered that it could not fur
nish the money. A mctting of the board
or dire ctorswnstben held, and the following
plan was discussed wltb the government,
namely, tbat tbe bank should Issue notes to
tbe amount or $16,000,000 in denomi
nations of tens, fives, and ones, the issue to
be guaranteed by Cuban paper.
A general order has been Issued organizing
five military zones in Las Villas. Tbccora-mandcr-In-cblef
will be Gen. Saurcz Val
dez, second In command In the province to
Gen. Luque. Tbetroops for these zones will
be assigned from tbe new levies to be dis
patched rrom Spain.
The Hcrndon Ecnool of Finance bcld a
session In Central Hall to-day. Tberubjcct
was "Finance," and Hon. Henry J ones, ot
Atlanta, Ga , made the address.
Tbe committee on programme were Join
S. Duffle, E.L.GarreUaudH. It. Blancbard.
Friday evening tbe Young Peopled So
ciety of Christian Endeavor will bave a
social meeting at tbe residence of Mr.
E. IS. Toilnt.
Misses Mary and Anna Moore have gone to
Farmwell to visit tbeir aunt, Mrs. Annie
Drncona Breaking Up.
Quebec, Aug. 20.-rr?Jews. was received
this morning from .the scene of the wreck
of tbe steamship Jraeona to tbe effect
tbat there was a ,strong gale last nigbt
which caused .Caqt" Baxter to take to
tbe Eureka and rup( fpr, Fox River, for
(belter. The Draconaisbreaking up fast.
New York Ang.SO.-C-Nesslage & Fuller
will snip $100,000 gold to-morrow -to
Europe making -tolal cengageroeula thus
rar $1,860,000. nt' K
Peremann Hattieilssuch an affectionate
daughter. This rueming T received such a
tender, appreciative three-page letter from
her at school. lilt
Battle's sister cynically) What did tbe
ask you for in tbe postscript? Truth.
GRANTED AND DENIED.
President Cleveland Acta. on Several
The President has granted a pardon to
WiUiani T. Antley, convicted la the United
States District Court for tbe middle dis
trict of Alabama, of illicit distilling, and
sentenced April 16,1895, to Imprisonment
for one. year and one day In tbe Kings
County penitentiary, Brooklyn, and a fine
of $500 and cosU.
The President, in granting tbe pardon,
says be is satisfied rrom tbe evidence pre
sented, and from tbe statement of the Judge
and district attorney wbo officiated at tbe
trial of the convict tbat he Is a victim of
prejudiced testimony, which ought itself
to be vigorously prosecuted.
Tbe sentence or William Hyaer, convicted
June 20 last in the United States District
Court ror tbe northern district or Ohio of
having counterfeit coin " bis possession,
was commuted from two years In the
Cleveland workhouse to six months' actual
The President, in bis indorsement in this
case, says be has determined to commute
the sentence because tbe judge wbo sen
tenced him and the district attorney who
prosecuted hint recommended clemency and
because Le was imprisoned six months be
fore bis sentence began, aLd on account
or bis gentle and previous good character. .
A pardon was denied Edgar Bailey, a
13-year-old boy, wbo killed John Miller,
about tbe same age, in the Chickasaw Na
tion, Indian Territory. Ballo'b trial ror
murder resulted In the disagreement or the
jury. Then be was tried and convicted or
manslaughter, but the judge bas granted a
new trial, which bas not yet taken place.
President Cleveland states that a pardon Is
unnecessary, because It will be easy to
dismiss the case, as the district attorney
says It is bis Intention to do it if tbe boy
TAK0MA PARK NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Eantz, of Washington,
drove out to tbe Park on Sunday and made
some calls on friends.
Mr. J. H. Van Houlen left last Saturday
to Join his family in Indiana.
Mr. Fred Lutz, or Washington, was tbe
guest or Mr. William Sleeper over Sunday.
Mr. Surklm bas rented and moved Into
one or Dr. Bennett's houses on Maple avenue.
He is a native or Armenia, and left that
country about two months ago.
Mr. O. J. Brlggs, of Washington, spent
Sunday with friends In the Park.
Miss Maud Jlmmersou left Monday for a
visit to Michigan, where sbe intends to re
main until October.
Mr. Charles Miller, or Pittsburg, Pa , Is
hero cnjo)lng his vacation with his mother.
Miss Alma II. Wilson, or Washington, was
life guest or Miss Ethel Moocrs on Monday
EMPLOYES ARE SATISFIED.
Metropolitan Men Think tlie Asrce
mont In Fair.
The employes or tbe Metropolitan Street
Railway Company aro satlttied wltb tLo
success or the committee which waited
upon President Phillips and secured a sat-
'Isfactory adjustment of tbe difficulties
which threatened to precipitate a strike.
The cornmlitee, which consisted of Presi
dent Lawrence, or the Protective Street
RailwayUnion; F. M. Dent and John R.
Redding, was well received by Mr. Phil
lips. The employes reel that they have secured
anjamlcablo adjustment of their difficul
ties, and will be assured of.fair play In tbe
future. . , , ,
Hypothetical Trolley Tnnnel.
The trolley car party is as popular here
as In other cities, but it remained for
Baltimore wit to Invent au attractive nov
elty for the trolley ride. Last week m
party ot forty, comprising a due proportion
or gay youths and maidens properly chap-
heroned, started ror a ride to Glyndon.
un the return trip a member suddenly leit
his seat and hud a long w bispered consulta
tion with the- motorman, whose subject
be refused to divulge to his curious com
panions, although stimulated by the mis
chievous twinkle in bis eye they plied
him with questions. On merrily went
the car till all at once tbe motorman sang
"At tbe top, or this hill look out ror tbe
The mystified members or the party
looked at biru and one another in amaze
ment, for no tunnel could tbey remember
on the road. But when the top of the
bill was reached they shot Into quick
darkness, for tbe motorman had turned
off tbe electric lights. A peal or laughter
rose as the joke was seized, and then
all over the car arose Bounds or an oscu
latory nature, which the perplexed chap
crones could not locate, but were pacified
when told the girls were only kissing
their hands in deference to tunnel cus
toms. Six tunnels were passed, and fi
nally tbe motorman cried out:
"Last tunnel before we reach the city!"
and the tunnels were unanimously voted
tbe best part of tbe Jolly ride. Baltimore
What Kept Her "Busy.
"Mary," be said, as be peered sharply over
tbe brow of the evening newspaper, "did
you remember to tell the tailor to send
home my things before to-morrow morn
ing?" "No, George," sbe answered sweetly; "I
"Humph'" be snorted. "You didn't for
get, I bope, to get strawberries for my
"Yes, George," she answered still more
sweetly. "I-hope you are not angry, but I
did forget. I was so.busy."
"Well.'ir you were busy sewing the but
tons on those shirts and darning those
socks and writing to Bowers to come
around to-morrow nigbt and complaining
or the gas leak In my room, I suppose I'll
bave to forgive you, beh?" And his
voice was very sharp.
"Well, It wasn't that, George. That is
hem to tell the truth. I really forgot all
of that. I was so busy."
"What!" be shouted, "did you forget
everything I told you?"
"Well, not everything," she answeJcd,
still more sweetly, and immediately he
"Well," she answered, "I bought that
bonnet you told 'me I might bave tbls
morning." Tben sbe smiled on, and he
swore blmseir outrageously out into the
night, New York World.
A genial bachelor of Brooklyn, whose
locks were whitened wltb the frosts of
some fifty winters, was a favorite wltb
tbe children in the neighborhood of bis
residence, where they often listened to
bis pleasant stories. During a brief Ill
ness one or his young friends, a little
girl of six or seven summers, called to
pay herrespects. She round hlm alone,
and was greatly surprised to learn, on
Inquiry, tbat he had no wife.
Sbe was mncn distressed at bis for
lorn condition, aud wltb a sad coun
tenance sbe left bis apartments and
hastened to her mother, to whom she
exclaimed, in tones-of sympathetic emo
tion,:'' "Mamma, Mr. R bas no wife,
and be says be never bad one. He
must bare been born so." Harper's Bazar.
WALKED A CHALK LINE
Bat It Cost the Merr
Vagrant and DlHofderltes Recelse
Judge Scott'i Attention In tbe
Twcuty-flve more or less weary and be
draggled violators of District ordinances
took breakfast at the police court this
morning andufterward lined up In tbe dock
of Judge Pcott's court.
His honor was on tbe bench at 9:30
sharp, but Clerk Washburn was a little late,
and as he entered Mr. Pugb suggested that
be scratch police excursions In tbe future.
"I was on the excursion," said Mr.
Washburn, "but I didn't officiate at tbe
dance, ns the prosecuting attorney did."
Bailiff Cole Interrupted tbe conversation
with bis regular morning remarks , and tbe
court was ready for business.
Charlie Hall was arrested by Policeman
Owens In South Washington for throwing
missiles, and when arraigned pleaded not
guilty. He gave tbe usual story of being
only a spectator, but the court thought
him guilty and fined lilm $1.
Addle Minor, with ebony face nnd Ivory
teeth, was charged with vagrancy and
Policeman Kelly testified that be round
bcr sleeping in a vacant lot. Sbe bad
nothing to say and was sent back for lliiriy
Wm. Duncan and Phillip Elner were
charged by Wm. Hamll, wbo failed to ap
pear, with being loud and boisterous In
a lunchroom kcept by tbe latter. They
were all in the rear of tbe place about
3 o'clock Sunday morning .and as there
was some doubt In their minds as to which
one was sober, a chalk line was drawn on
tbe floor, and their attempts to walk It
caused the merriment. Judge Scott im
posed a flue or $3 on each.
Richard Smith, a wooden-legged indi
vidual, was charged with being a vagrant,
and bis appearance was sufficient evi
dence. He didn't think so, however, and
pleaded not guilty. Tbe policeman testified
that Smith was drunk when arrested, and
was without employment.
"Your honor, I might bae been drunk,
but I ain't no sag."
"Ten days," and the prisoner stepped
Mary Tinsel, Flossie Jones, and Sarah
Williams, three South Washington women,
were captured by Sergt. Daley and Police
man Hughes, and charged with vagrancy.
Flossie was let oft with only tndays,and
tlie others got thirty each.
Nellie Parker was the name or a firteen-year-old
colored girl, nhoru tlie police
man thought it would be charity to send
down. She walked around the streets in
daytime, with nothing to- do, and slept
In weeds on vacant lots at night. Judge
Scott sent her back ror thirty days.
When tbe nameor Sidney Davis was called
a colored girl stepped up to tbe rail and
pleaded guilty to a charge or vagranoy.
Artcr making sure that the male name fitted
her she was fined $10.
John Brown, an old inlbecile, whose only
borne is the workhouse, was sent down for
another ninety days.
LANDING ON A FOREIGN SHORE.
Tlio Traveller on Arriving. Wonders
Wlmt to Do, First.
When our steamer lands us In a foreign
port it matters little wbetber Is is an
English-speaking port or not tbe trav
eler who has not taktn the trip to Europe
before wonders what to do first, according
to a writer in Harper's Bazar. Having
donned our shore garments, packed our
steamer, trunk and given It to the room
steward, who brings It to the custom
bouse for us, and baving gnen our fees
to this same steward, our stewards, our
table steward and deck steward, we Save
nothing to do but wait with our band
baggage until the gangway is placed in
position and we can go ashore.
With our fellow-passengers we enter a
large room, where customs-bouse officers
abound on every side. Tbey stand behind
long tables, upon wbicb our band-bags and
rolls arc placed, and wbicb we should
prepare at once to unlock, A cheerful com
pliance with tbe request to open all pack
ages docs much to makeour pasr age through
all customs-bouses pleasant and easy, and a
person bas disagreeable experiences wbo
obeys the requirements of tbe law of tbe
country she is entering. Travelers, as a
rule, and American travelers, especially,
are treated wltb consideration. Tbey will
ask )ou in French, German and Italian,
"Have you anything dutiable?" and as
cigars and brandy arc what tney seek, one
and truthfully answer in one word, "Noth
ing" a word easily learned in all three
languages. When our band-baggage bas
been examined, one of our party usually
stands guard over it, in some out-of-tbe-way
corner .while the others, with trunk keys in
band, wait for the trunks to be brought
from tbe steamer's bold. One claims them
as they appear, and tbey mnst all be
opened, as a rule. As tbe place for examin
ing trunks is large, a distlnetlymarked trunk,
A red ring or cross on Tbe end or a trunk
is seen at a great distance, wben initials
arc not distinguishable. Great patience
works wonders in a custom house, and
wben rough bands plunge'lnto every cor
ner among our small number or treasures
we are supposed to smilingly approve.
Tbe bat tray Is always attractive to these
guardians of tbe peace, and then a woman
is allowed to make known ber feelings
by a gentle "Prenez garde, s'll vous plait!"
or, "Bltte, In acbt nehmen!" or, again, the
soft Italian: "Badate, per piaeere!" all
of wbkh Is simply, Please take care."
It a person preserves a. calm Indifference
and does not attempt to violate tbeir
laws, there Is nothing to dread in these
places or custom. But no fee Is ever of
fered a custom bouse official.
After passing tbe customs a porter car
ries our luggage to a cab, or, If we bave
too many trunks for a one-horse car
riage, we must lake a larger one. A one
borsc cab can carry comfortably two peo
ple with their band baggage, and two
small trunks In front with tbe driver. Ww
direct tbe coachman to the hotel previously
decided upon, our division having been
reached by our red bound Baedeker.
"Must you ever pursue me with your un
Gwcndoljnne O'Brien stocd with flashing
eyes and heaving botoru.
"Tell me," she imperiously exclaimed.
"How do I knov?l' bitterly retorted
Plantagcnct Fitz-Pigot. "A new character
was introduced bat yesterday. I suppofe
tbat means it will be another six months,
anyway." , "," '
Pacing rapidly the locr, sbe wrung
violently ber bands and bewailed copi
ously bcr lot.
Wby was not sbe tbe berolnc of some
Ab, wby, Indeed?
These society novels bring one'in contact
wltb such disagreeable people. Detroit
what you wear.
And it's just as
be dressed com
fortably for hot
weather as not
e s p ecially
made such re
ductions a s
Splendid" Quality SKELETON
SKltGE COATS, single or double
breasted, for. , 55.00
Others as low as S3 nd from
tbat up to 18 00.
All the WB1TE DUCK PAM"S
are reduced to 85a
A lot of Striped Flannel rants,
among tam Bedford Cords, worth
ft pair. I.'ow 52.83
-Vn's All-wool Fast-color Suits,
mixed aud plain casimeres and
cheTiots. that were HO. $11. Vi and
II iW Now, to bnrry them out.... $7.35
Men's All-wool Cberiot and CassU
men Sniut, tbat were T.13. 2tow,
Loeb & Hirsh,
Tbe Clothiers, Shlrtmakerj. Outfitters.
910-912 FSt. N.W.
Ladies find no difficulty In
driving a "COLUilDIA" alone.
It's tbe splendid construction
tbe bearlnes which makes the ,-
pedaling so light and easy.
Bare you seen tbe six modsl
costumes we have for Lady
Crcllsts They quite solre the
problem of " n bat Shall I w ear!"
District Cycle Co
"Columbia" and "Hartford" Agents,
452 Penna. Ave.
MR. TANNER'S CHARGES
Continued from first page.
properly responsible for the general rules
of the office, but tbe fac-smile of his
signature is used a thousand tlices where
bis autograph signature is used once.
"From this it is easily inferable tbat
tbe Commissioner knows nothing of tbe
merits of any case wbich be does not
personally investigate. As a consequence
the Commissioner figures in one case as
a hero and in another as a soulless
i POLITICS IN IT.
Tbe commissioner wa arked if politics
entered into tbe matters of wbicb he had
"The meanest kind of politics," be re
plied, with somo 'warmth. "There Is a
lot or fellows In that office, wbo out
heroded Herod wbeu I wpsln there as com
missioner, but as coon as the Democratic
administration came in they, believing tbat
it is tbe policy of the administration not
to grant pensions, try toninkc themselves tbo
apostles of tbat Idea in tbe 1'enfion Office,
and they bave proved It by their record.
"I am bound, however, to exclude Com
nusioner Locbren from this imputation.
He has acted fairly and always is ready
to hear a complaint and to rectifj au
Corp. Tanner was asked ir be bad any
other instances or proof of the statements
made in hi.-, letter tban the ca-e of Knapp.
"I have abundant proor," he said. "I
bave three cases ot men which were rejected,
on the ground tbat the applicants were cot
so disabled as to prevent them rrom doing
manual labor for a living. Well, these
men have died ot their disabilities. I
received letters from their mends tellicg
me that there was no use to push their claims
any further. They were dead.
"Now, I make the following serious
statement and I make it deliberately. I
have proven it in the.past and I shall un
doubtedly be able to prove it in the future,
to-wit:thatvery often thepenMonexanilning
boards who have the claims In their hands
are personally acquainted with tbe dls
abUities of the applicant before he goes
before them. They examine liiiu under
oath. They know the facts and they report
that he is clearly entitled to a pension.
"The pa persfromthls board and the papers
only go before the medical division of tbe
Pension Office. Tblsmcdicul divisionflxes
the ratings, and time and again, to my per
sonal knowledge, this medical division bas
cooly written out the bald-laced lie tlmt tbe
medical examination showed that theappll
cant was nofdlsabled to a pensionable de
gree. No man with any knowledge ot the
medical division, and who has the slightest
regard Tor tbe truth will dare deny tbls
"I'll give you a concrete Instance or tbls.
Not many months ago I went to Judge
Lochren in a case tor one of my clients wbicb
had bcn rejected, on theground that the ex
amination showed that he wasnot disabled
to a pensionabla degree. The dlsabibty of
this man was most pronounced. Wben be I
was informed of the action or the medical
division he went to one or the examining t
board and told bim or this action.
JUDGE LOCHREN INDIGNANT. ,
"Tlie member of tbe board wrote me that ,
If the medical division had come to tbo .
conclusion that the man was not disabled j
to a pensionable degree they lied. I went i
to Judge Lochren and told him of this '
letter, that I bad it in my pocket and I
knew he wouldn't embarrass me by I
askking Tor it. It was not necessary for ,
hlm 'to see it, for 1 told him he could prove
the truth of it by the records of his own
"Judge Lochren called Tor the papers In (
the case and he examined the papers In my
presence. The recommendation or the ex
amining lHiard was that the applicant
receive $26 a mouth. Judge Lochren Is a
fair man. Ho simply ripped up that case
and rejection by his medical division and
had tho man given his pension."
"How do you explain that attitude of tbe
medical division toward these applicants?"
"This way: There arc a lot of good
men In the medical division, but unfor-'
tunately there are a lot or old fossils and
quite a number of young rellows who never
diagnosed a case In their lives in actnal
practice and who, ir tbe Divine power bas j
any regard ror the weal or humanity, should
never be perralfted to do any diagnosing.
Unfortunately these fellows are In position
where tbey can do a lot or harm and cause
a lot or sufferings through their Ignorance,
recklessness, or prejudice.
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