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KOU 80.V8 AND DAUGHTERS.
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Rational Hank of Uic Republic Building,
ft) the National Capital and throughout the
country, is a household word, associated
with thorough business training and a
The thirty-rirs't scholastic year of this
)opular institution begins Monday, Sep
tember 2, 18B5. Five departments, viz.:
Practical business. Including complete
bookkeeping co'irse, .English, rapid cal
culations, rapid writing, moral and social
culture, Delsarte system ol expression,
civics, political economy and commercial
law. Practical English, wlUi initiatory
bookkeeping, Shorthand and Typewriting,
including English; Spencerian Rapid Writ
ing, Mechanical and Agricultural Drawing.
Full corps oi thoroughly trained teachers.
Spacious, brilliantly lighted, handsome
halls and class-rooms. Service of gradu
ates always in demand. Terms moderate,
but do conipotltlon with cheap schools.
The leading business men of Washington
were trained in this college, and send their
sous and daughters and candidates for
employment here for training.
This college received from the World's
Columbian commission, a diploma for
"Excellence of Students' Work" in all of
the above departments.
Office open every business day and
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DINING IN IALESTINK.
Knives nnd Forks Jlotnjr Unknown,
tlie Fingers Do Valiant Duty.
A very large circular tray of tinned
Copper, placed on a coarse wooden stool
about a foot high, served as a table. In
the center of this stood another big tray,
-with a mountain of pilaff, composed of
rice boiled and buttered, with small pieces
of meat strewn through and upon it. This
was the chief dish , though there were other
similar di'bcs, both meat and vegetable.
Ten persons tat around the tabic, or rather
squatted on the carpet, with their knees
drwan up close to their bodies. Each had
before him a plate of tinned copper and a
wooden spoon, which tome used without
the plate. Most, however, preferred to use
the fingers of the left hand, several dipping
their hands together into the dish, as the
disciples did at the Last Supper.
As toon as any one had finished, he rose
and went into another room, to have water
lwured over his hands to wash them, and
the vacant place at the table was instantly
flU"d by a new-couier. The bread, I may
say, was laid on tbe mat under the tray, so
as to be easily reached, and a Jar of water,
the only beverage used during the meal,
stood within reach. Besides rice, stews
of beans or cracked wheat, with thick
soup or sauce poured over them, in the
grat central bowl, arc also in fashion.
Spoons, though sometimes provided, are
off n wanting pieces of thin bread, doub
led, serving Instead. Knives and forks arc
unknown, and there is no special dining
room; there is no furniture suited for one.
Hence tables and chairs are never seen.
The meat being always cut up into small
places, there is no use for a knife, and.
chickens can easily be torn asunder with
tho hands. So far, indeed, are Orientals
from thinking it strange to dip their fin
gers into the common dish, that it is a
Icial 'act of politeness to grope in Jt for
the visitor, and lay nice morsels before
Llin, or even to insist on putting them
into his mouth. Holy Land and the Bible.
Not Between Two Fires.
Dinklebaum Vat's dcr matter, Isaacs?'
You look vorrlet.
Isaacs Vorriet? STieHup me gracious!
I vos nearly grai y. I oaf no w no chance to
make a profitable Investment mit mein
store no more. I schoost yesterday gets me
meiu entire stock insured lor double its-
value, und der landlord! goes and rents den
floor above for a sebwimmin' school uodt
rter basement to afire exdlturuisncx concern.
Couldn't Stand That."
Boarder, at summer hotel How Is it yen
don't supply soap?
Proprietor I found the guests were using
It to make the wlndo wsslide upand down.
A DAY WITH MISS JEWETT
Hov the, Writer Lives
Old Berwick Town.
HER HOUSE AND HER HOUSES
An Ideal Summer Life Down
On the Coast of
HE train did not stop
at South Berwick. It
enough to go plung
ing on to Salmon
Falls. And then
there was the river
to cross auh a hill to
climb, white the sky
darkened with a sum
mer gale, and the grass bent, and the great
trees creaked and snapped, and the scud
ding clouds, gray with rain, swept low'
over the darkening landscape.
There was a little country store perched
high on a flight of steps ahpve the road
way, and its owner, who had a flock of
dark-eyed, dark-haired, plnk-frocked mid
gets about him, spoke more French than
English, as befitted one who had to do with
the Canadian mill-bands in the factories
along the river.
"Miss Sarah Jewett?" he repeated in
reply to an inquiry; "everybody for miles
around knows Mies 8arah. You keep
straight up this street till you've passed
two churches, then you'll come to "the
block,' and opposite the block Is a great
brown house; that's Miss Jewell's, you
can't miss it, but everybody in the village
can tell you."
The rain came down in mad torrents.
Above the splash and the dash of it sounded
the Jar of the river falls and the groanings
of the trees that arched the village street,
as one drenched wanderer pushed forward
tbrragb a world that had turned otasmMen
to water, and camo halt blinded to "the
block," and to tbo great brown house,
bidden among ancient trees, which shelters
one of New England's soundest, sweetest
and most wholesome writers, and which
is in itself of. no inconsiderable Interest,
dating back as It does to the first half of
the last century, and standing as oneottbe
best examples of the best of the old colonial
The tall trees that bordered the walk
drooped black and heavy with rain, but the
face of the woman who stood in the broad
paneled ball with its doors at each end was
cbeery enough to make up for any imagina
ble lack of sunshine.
DJd you ever know a writer who was
like her books or who told you uncon
sciously in ten minutes how she wrote
them? If you have felt the truth to New
England lire, that Is yet not tan bold, but
has imagination to lighten it; the fidelity
to details that is saved from harsh literal
ness by sentiment and a touch of hamor;
the philosophy that Is at unee keen and
Miss Jewett'a Borne.
true and kindly; the outlook upon life
that Is far-seeing and yet smiles: If, In
a word, you bare bad any perception
of the (reman beyond the Ink In Miss
Jcwett's stories, you will miss the usual
disappointment tbat comes with the close
view of a celebrity. If ever fortune 'takes
yon to old Berwick and the great brown
bouse, with, its long past and its present
of grcater'jnoment still.
There Is a word that means much to me;
it is "wboiewime." Morbid art, "morbid
literature, morbid thought, sprout like
quick-growing, quick-dying fungi at the
feverish end of this 'busy century. But'it
is the simple, the honest, which lives, and
somehow It sweeps away, like a breath
or sea air, all doubts of their survival
to see this slim UtUetwomamln-ber gar
denias dress, fnssYfroea amoag ber Ouw-
era, happy in her summer life in her
quaint country home.
I wonder If there is another such bouse
In New England. I have seen many stately
mansions that go back t the, days be
fore the He volution one In particular
where Gen. Gage was quartered, In old
Da rivers, n town which Is linked by witch
threads to Berwick, and one wllh cam
brel roof, upon which a good dame and
ber cronies climbed to be nut of reach
of husbandly authority while they drank
tea forbidden to patriots until the tax
was removed. But I have never seen a
living place at once so modern and so
reminiscent of 1730, or dajs younger
still. In its great rooms, filled with old
mahogany and warmed by huge tiled
(fireplaces, it would be easy to forget that
the gundalows, with their nigh" pecked,
sails, like great birds' wings, dojiot yet.
In tlio Dining Room.
sail down the river from the Landing
wharves in fleets of tens and twenties
to Portsmouth, with their loads of pine
planks and boards, to be exchanged for
West India rum, tobacco, and molasses
or for BuHsian Iron, duck and cordage, or
for such priceless old glass and silver and
china as came from unknown ports, and
now peeps out wonderlngly upon nine
teenth century, or shall one almost htgln
to say twentieth century? cushions and
pictures and bric-a-brac, from their deep
set cupboards and shelves.
"I found these things here," Miss
Jewett says, "and I hope to-leave them
when I go Into tbo unknown." If one
had one's choice of ancestors it would
be Impossible to pick but better than
those who chose the claoorate cornices,
all carved by hand with infinite pains,
and the high pawling of the parlors,
and the broad window sills, and the
flowered wall paper, still bright and
fresh, though of a pattern on which
Marie Antolnetto might have set the seal
of her approval when she fitted up the
City people who bavo a passion for the
antique hunt a year and a day and rejoice
the rest of their Uvea If they discover at
a curio dealers or in their summer wander
ings one such high-backed chair or broad
old sofa as thoee of which the Jewett
bouse-is full. Such a sideboard as that
in the dining-room, such spindle-legged
escritoires, such cabinets, holding such
a power of china figures and cups and
vases; carvings and corals and sea shells;
minerals and strange things from the
South seas they could not discover If
they bent all their energies to the toll.
It seems as if to ore had no right to ray
so much about a boure wblcb is a home.
And yet New England has few like this;
and it is a part of ber brave old history.
There are -few such broad, high halls
arched and paneled; few such wide ttair
ways "wtttr carved and polished railings;
few such quaint gilded mirrors and antique
portraits and last century bedstoads wltb
white canopies. The old days and lbs new
come together in spirit and blood so har-
moniously tbat time retma to have run on
without thoughtof a break and the now is
Just the natural, rightful development of
tbe then. I wanted to ask Miss Jewett
some. questions tbat might nave beeu rude.
In "Deepbaven" she tells of a particularly
Interesting carpet in whore great figures
Kate Lancaster utcd to, play keep bouse
with her dolls, and if one of them chanced
to fall outside the boundary stripe It was
Immediately put to bed with a cold. I'
wondered If that were not the carpet In ber
She told me without my asking and,
I hope, because she saw that my Interest'
In the noble house was unfeigned, that
tbe place bad belonged to ber people
for seventy years, and that, before tbe
time of ber surgeon' father, her sea-faring
grandfather had brought borne many of tin
curios. Before tbe grandfather's Ume
the mansion was an old one and there are
traces of French elegance as well as of
colonial solidity In iU flulshngs.
.Behind tbe bouse is a big, old-fashioned
garden, and every room is" sweet with
posies. -There is stable, too, lor Miss
Jewett loves' her horses, and drives al
most daily over Uie green bins, now bright
wltb goMeo rod, of-tbe beautiful roast
and her 'boat knows every reach of the
river and all its quiet sunlltcoves. Hers is
a- life close "to, nature, and yet not opart
from people, for she, spends, ber: winters
in Boston. It would jjtehsrd to plan one's
years on lines rnore,.ncarly ideal, Jiard
to' see how one" coulaget a better chance
of grown and development and strong,
true work such work as Miss Jewett
Is 'doing. There Is Test, there'' lis peace,
there is time to think, and the sincerity
and serenity of it all comes out in ber
1 bud not mant toraake this an inter
riew, for one docs not print questions and
answers when a woirrrfn lakes you into ber
homo. But perliapsuMtfs Jewett will let
mo say that she attends to her corres
pondence In the mornlng'and writes usually'
In tbe afternoon. f3 think she raid she
was' in a sense a ftttnljworker. That is,
she may write 8,000 w 10,000 words In
a day, but she nevcri'eepa up that pace for
very long. Many oflwr magazine sketches
have been written acjadltting; rome have
b"cn retouched, periapt almost rewritten
afterward; others h&fi yne" to the printer
Tbo Old Hull.
with scarcely tbe change of a word. When
she has along story on band she writes
from 2,000 to 4,000. words a day, five
dajs in the week, powibly. A novel fin-
Ishcd, there comes tbe growing and tbe
gaining time. For months, maybe, the
reads und rides and rows till she has some
thing more so well wprth saying that pen
and jiapjr must come, into play again.
Miss Jewett'a "den" is the most delightful
I have ever seen. Ibis in tbe upper ball,
Willi a window looking down upon tbe
tree-shaded village street. A desk strewn
with papers Is on oneside, and on the other
a case of books, anda table. Pictures, flow
ers and books ore everywhere. The room
set apart for the library is one of the
four great square ones down stairs. But
the books overflow it. They He upon the
sofas and have shelves in the bedrooms. It Is
the house of a woman who studies.
Scott, particularly For sho doesn't
believe with Howclb that the art of a
novel-writer has grown a so much finer
thing since tbe great romancer's day that
we have nothing to learn from him. "The
busier I get." she said, "the more time I
make to read the Wavcrly novels."
"And of the more modern writers?"
"What would you say If I asked you tbat
"That it depended on tbe mood."
"What other aunwer can you expect from
me? One can ncorlyalways read Stwensun
and bl Hcutch children, but one book is
for one day's thinking and another for an
other"." Miss Jewett spoke twith tbe warmest,
appreciation of tbe books of Miss Mary
E. Wilkius, whose work is like and'yel so
unlike her own. Both have written lov
ingly and truthfully uf the simple country
life of New Euglsndi'but where one-is
photographic, the,. 'sentences of the other
are rhot with tlie' colors bf'lhe imagination.
5T-Tead Miss Wdklns first" stories," she
ahi,-"and wohuVjvd. "trial thc''public'''dJd
not recognize uopejh6.tfa. new genius bad
arisen." .r( tt
"OL your own books wblcb do you
like best?" a
"They'rea pretty largo family now," and
she smiled. "Thcra'aes always personal
reasons, you know., and associations that
may influence ..one' judgment. I dont
think I bare a faturtuJ. In some ways I j
llkeJA Country Doctor' best, and yet I
believe ''A Marsh IsUad'Us a belter story."
, I am not quoting Miss Jewett ver
batim, and, that I try to quota ber at all
itti must forgive met mi
i Not many writers have, felt the .scrib
bling instinct so ;yuutg. "Lucy -Oar
rou's Lovers" wasJ written and printed
when its author wus soowwhere about 14.
Before sho was 20 Miss Jewett bad seen
her signature iu tbe Atlantic Monthly
and other magazines, but, as sho counts
things now, ber serious work did not begin
until some time after then. What tbe fu
ture may bring abe is chary about saying,
but with the best ears of her life ahead
the best work Is still to come from a woman
young In years, and younger In spirit and
It is worth a day's journey down into
Maino to sit in one of those big, cool old
rooms, wltb the tun dashing against tbe
windows and tofitn'g the lilac branches
abont wlldl, and to hear such earnest
common sense as one gets from few women.
Of course, we talked about the New Woman,
Miss Jewett isn't at all worried about
Iter. She believes in tbe natural evolution
oftbings. The world progresses Just about
as fast as tbe mass can be leavened whole
somely. There am not so many isolated
women In advance of their day now as a
generation ago, but tbo average woman
has moved a long distance forward.
Tbat there is room for the women in tbe
professions nobody any longer questions.
What more Is to come is a matter for
growth and time.
We talked about Whlttier. Wblttler
knew Berwick, and used to come there
in bis younger days to Friends' quar
terly meeting. So when he had grown
old and shrank from strangers. Miss
Jewett used to tell blm about people
and places, uuforgotlen but from which
bis life had drifted, away.
The Iliac bushes splashed water on me
as I went down the flagged walk to tbe
street, but the jun was red In the West as
the .train .pulled out of the station. And
so I shall jememberi the river falls, the
sound of tbe factory bells, the, beating, of
tbe atorm, the dark green o- the country
bills, and, above all.utho strong, reviving
personality of tbe slender, dark-balred,
dark-eyed woman, w)io looked out on a
wet world so cheerily as. she stood again
in tbe doorway in her simple summer
dress to bid me good-bye. ' '
South. Berwick, la a beautiful, old,
country town, with tbe tide water of tbe
Atlantic pulsing twice- a 'day up to its
decaying: wharves, .but 11 has nothing else
of so much importance to the -world out-1
side salts woman wri lr, Sarah Orne Jewett.
ELIZA PUTNAM HEATON.
Trilby In tlie Vegetable Kingdom.
The Trilby craze has even struck the vege
table world. In a bunch of radishes bought
In Hanover Market by Mr. Charles A. Wer
neth, night watchmaif at tber8usqnebannab
Ice Company's -plant, Was found a .radish
shaped distinctly like the front part of afoot,
with five white toes sticking out. It wa
scarcely as beautiful as the foot wblcb Little
Blltee made renownrd try drawing en the
walls of a Earls atadto-Baitlnioro San.'
The Old Story' Retold.
MrJt Newly-TherWl' tthe-thing' abouF
Woomirs I donVUk'e.-"'
, Mrs. Newfy The pockets are so easy 'to
rind. Ut husbsmfrAmtlei them every
liiXht.and I never hive if bit of charge in
me ai0rm&Yaiiuiuu ivi.j awki.
Quite a furore fans been raised in London
lately on a subject in which Washington
society-will have, a keen feeling; of kinship
nnd appreciation.. This is' tbe sale of tbe
visiting cards of people of note.
In this city during tbe course of tbe sea
son there is quite a traffic in this respect,
and many of tbe card baskets in localities
of which the supposed callers have never
even heard arc' graced wltb their visiting
cards. TJilsnieaus7of course, Ibat some one
has beeu sufficiently light-fingered to
purloin thenifrom other card baskets in
which they bad been deposited in the legiti
In London , however, this nuisance has
grown to far greater and more complicated
proportions than hi Washington, so tbat
now tbe subject Is being taken np by 'tbe
papers of tbe British capital.
This bos resulted in most Interesting dis
closures, to tbe effect tbat the cards of
distinguished or titled people are regularly
sold by engravers to persons of means nnd
social aspirations wbo desire to have them
to adorn their card bankets, In order to
make nu impression upon real callers, wbo
will nolo.1 abroad tbe fact tbaftbe families
iu question arc upon visiting terms with the
Just what Is golngto be done In the mat
ter remains to be seen. At present there
Is considerable talk and feeling since, if
the investigation continues, it is likely
that the names of those to whom the curgsJSJ at present i
have beeu sold will be nuhlished. I "bite Moiiutaios
In such an event the state of affairs
will be decidedly more Interesting to out
siders tbau at present.
Miss Delia Dennlson, daughter of Mrs.
.Flora Dennlson Dyer, Is visiting the family
of Col. James A. Linton in Johnstown,
I'a. Miss Dennlson, besides her accom
plishments as n dancer and musician, pos
sesses remarkable whistling powers and
gave an exhibition of her talent at a concert
for the benefit of the Episcopal Church of
Gen. Duncan 8. Walker is at Piney Point,
where ho will reniainuntll September.
Mr. Thomas Noyes and Mr. O. T. Noyes
are enjoying life at Piney Point.
Mr. William A. McKenney left yesterday
for Cape May to remain until the middle of
Mr. Howard Nyman has gone to Cape May
to remain several weeks.
Mr. Albert Blddie has returned from New
York and -will spend some weeks at 8toir.
Capt-Beocb, of the District Commiteioner's
office, has returned after a three weeks'
On Saturday evening a company of young
people from South AVashington were the
participants In a barge party to tbe
Acqueduct Bridge. Miss Wheeler and Miss
Miss Lila Conrad left on Saturday for
Natural Bridge, Va, to bo absent until
late in September.
Miss Grace Prout, of Capitol Hill, has re
turned from Herndon, Va.
, ,Mlss Alice Parker has gone to Boston to
Join the Julia Marlowc-Taber Company,
with which she will travel during tbe com
Mrs. Charles Calvert Lancaster and ber
three boys, who returned from a visit to
relatives in St. Mary's County, left the city
again on Saturday to visit her mother,
Mrs. Samuel J. Itandall, at her home In
Bethel, Pa. The friends or Mrs. Itandall
will regret to learnthat lier health has been
sadly unpaired during the but few months.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sherman and
daughter Llllic and Mrs. Joe S. Sardo
left to-day for a two weeks' outing at the
Mr. Geoffrey Stein, of the Marie Waln
wrlght company, has been busy all sum
mer on his new book. The title has not
yet been selected. Tbe plot hinges on a
sfcell, and tbe situation is at Hampton
" Miss E,lsle Lowrey left yesterday for New
York to Join the Kodak Comedy Opera Com
pany, with which she will be Identified
during tbe coming season.
MKs M. Eunice Ward left yesterday for
New York, where she will be the guest of
Miss Lillian Lawrence.
Mrs. E. H. Holbrook Is in Nnlles, near Bos
ton, visiting relatives.
Miss Mary Curtis, of East Washington,
left yesterday to visit relatives In New
Mlu Uosa Henderson will leave to-day
to spend some weeks at Lockport. N. Y.
She will visit the coast resorts before re
turning late In September.
Miss Mamie L. Whitman left on Satur
day for the West. She will visit friends in
Chicago, Milwaukee and other points be
fore returning In October.
The Misses Lacey, of 8 street, are visit
ing friends near Pen Mar, Md.
Miss Helen Davis, of the Cairo, Is at
Cape May, and will not return for several
A recent announcement of an engage
ment of Interest In this city Is that of
Miss Katberine Tiffany, .daughter of Dr.
Louis McLane Tiffany, of Baltimore, to
Mr. Gordon Abbott, of Boston. Tbe lat
ter Is president of tbe Old Colony Trust
Company. No date has ns yet been set
for tbe marriage, but it Is likely to be
one of the fashionable events of tbe au
tumn. Mrs. KilpatrlciCi widow of tbe late Gen.
Kllpatrick, is spending tbo seafou at
Corporal Tanner will leave tbe city to
day for a trip to New York, Boston and
Maine. After tbat be wiU go to Weir,
N. H., to take part in tbe Grand Army
festivities. On September 9 Corporal Tan
ner will return to Washington to remain
overnight, and leave the following day
for Louisville to attend tbe Grand Army
meeting at tbat place.
Mr. and Mrs. Jarnel Elvcrcon, Jr., are
spending a 'portion of the teaton at Cape
May, where tb'ey went last week.
The American Ambassador and Mrs.
Thomas Bayard were among the guests
at the house party given on Saturday by
Attorney General Sir Blcbard Everard
Webster, at his country teat, Winterfold
Craiilclgb, Surrey, England. The speaker
of the House of Commons was another of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Chamberlain and
daughters are at tbe Hot Springs , Ya.
, Mrs. Carleton Hunt and Mr. Edward
Livingston Hunt, wife and son of ex-Representative
Hunt, of New Orleans, arc in
the White Mountains.
Mrs. George W. ChlIds,upon her return to
Washington, rometlme during the autumn,
will take posesston of ber elegant new resi
dence on K street. Her Philadelphia boure
she has decided to sell, and it baa been
closed and barred for rometime past, with
large signs "To Lot" placarded on the
Count Vinci, of tbe Italian embassy, has
gone to Narragansett Pier to rpend tbe
remainder of the season.
Gen, and Mrs. Edgar Allen, of this city.
at the Intervale in tbe
Ex-Representative William C. Wallace
and family are spending tbe season In the
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Waggnman are still
at Ocean City, but contemplatean extended
Northern trip before returning late in
Mrs. Herbert Pattee, who has been
spending some time at Buzzard's Bay,
will visit the various -resorts of tbe Mass
achusetts and Maine coasts before return
log about tbe middle of September.
Mr. E. B. Hay, after having several times
postponed his trip on account of business
engagements , left on Saturday, to be absent
about three weeks.
Dr. Kerr, of the Emergency Hospital, is
wltb bis family at Ocean City.
Mrs. Arthur D. Paige will leave to-day
for Sharon Springs, Schoharie county,
N. Y. After spending two weeks there she
will visit other resorts of northern Now
York before returning, .the last week In
Mrs. Lanier Dunn Is summering at the
Hot Springs, and will return about Octo
Miss Grace Dempsey has returned from
Dr. Walter O. Davis and .Master Leslie
Wallace Davis left yesterday to be the
guests of their mother at Berryville. Va.
Mr. Charles Burnham left on Saturday
for a fishing trip at Bay Itldge.
Mrs. Jesse Y. N. Huyck and daughter
are at Narragansett Tier and will remain
until the last week of September.
Miss YiolaScbumau, of Rstreet north west,
left on Saturday fora trip through Yirginla.
Miss Scbumau Is quite an expert amateur
photographer, and will take a series of
pictures to be used as illustrations.
Mr .Chas. O. Thome left for Atlantic
City ou Saturday, to Join his family.
Mrs. 8enator Stewart has gone for a t wo
weeks' outing among the mountains of Vir
ginia. Senator Stewart Is rapidly Improv
ing, and hopes to be about dm usual in
a few days.
Miss Annio O'Connor, of I street north
east, is visiting friends at Gordonsville,
Mitt Bertie Keese, of I street, has gone to
Atlantic City for a short visit.
Mrs. Emma Henry Young nnd daughter.
Miss Marie, will leave to-day for a short
visit in Maryland.
Miss Clara Warner, of Philadelphia, Is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. L. Lncbs, No. 714:
Sixth street northwest.
Miss Henderson and Miss Lida Wattles,
of Alexandria, Ya., are staying at Mrs.
Bowie's home at Annapolis Junction, Md.
Miss Louisa Robinson is staying at
Langollcn, Mrs. W. 8. Powell's place at
Annapolis Junction, Md.
Miss Jessie W. Corn well is spending her
vacation with her friends, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Law, at Colonial Beach.
OUU COUNTHY HOST.
What Tlu-y Think of TJb, Our Work,
Our tVaya and Oar Ambition.
A young friend of mine overheard this
conversation between tbe proprietress of
a country farmhouse and her help the other
"Manda, have you rung that second bell?"
"Yes, indeed, but I never secsuch people!
Eight o'clock breakfast! Who ever neercd
o' sucb a thing! Why.l'm prc:ty near ready
for dinner now."
"Ob, them folks dunno anything 'bout
time. I can't sec bow they do it. Slxo'clock
breakfast is bate enough for any one."
"There's that Mr. Craig, goes in his
room an' writes three hours a day, an
calls that work."
"Why, Eben'd saw a cord of wood In tbat
Ebcn would probably get fifty cents for
bis labor, while Mr. Craig, wbo is a well
known iragoizue contributor, earns $25.
But let tbat pass.
"Manda, if tbat Miss Clarke asks for any
mora stale bread, you just tell ber there
ain't any. I want what I've got for tbe
"My gracious, if nice bot biscuit ain't
good enough for 'cm , then I'd like toknow,"
"An tbat finicky Mrs. Hall askin' If I
mixed up my biscuit wltb a spoon!
"Well, if her conscience is as clean as my
bands are, theu It's a n-ighty good thing for
"Here they coire. Lookout for that pork
steak, Manda, an' sec that U don't burn."
Licenses to marry have been Issued as
"Charles W. Fprguson and Annie Taylor.
Nelson Marshall, of Amherst C.H., Ya.,
and Kosa Lawson, of Caroline 'County,
William Findlay Shugcrt, of Bellfonte,
Pa., and Margaret Mills, of Ithaca. N-.Y,
William Payne and .Mary 'Eglin. a t
Abrani W. Howard and Martha A. John
san. ' " ' " -" '
Isaiah Pollard and Mary 'Harris, bouk
of Richmond. ' ,."'"
Joseph Tinner, of Fairfax" County, Ya..
a nd Virginia Carey f of Loudoun County, Ya.
James Taylor and" Ada Rebecca, Tboluaav.
- Naturally -Craol.
"Ouf'Iandlady says she likes to" sec her
boarders have good appetites." v
"Well, VM not surprised. Some women
are naturally cruel' " "
Tpt .- SS uooa quality Chariot Unison- SS
Ml thinO'C'"' Q-'dared Shirts-splendid for work- r s. O
B. -jo., g
I for men! The BojL MarchGf 1
n M all AND 31S SEVENTH ST. N. W. W
"$f.5o and $1.75 Values.
Imported Madras Snlruf
iront collars ana cuns at
tachedstripes and patterns
luu ana si..s qaanty-
-wonaenuuy low at,
quality Chariot Cnlsun-
at extremely low
prices is better than
repellant food at hip;li
with us is cheap but
Emrich Beef Co.
.Main Market-130W31 J SM Street N.W.
Telephone 347. Branch Markets 171S
14th st. nu; gjS 11th St. nw; 8ta and M
sts in; S7 il st nw; 71st and K sts. nw;
5 In J. Are. nw; 5th and lots, nw; 4m
and I sts. nw: fflta at and Pa. At nw;
Mtb st and N. Y. Ave. nw.
TAKING INITIAL STEPS
American University Building Com
mute Meets in New York.
They Will Decide On an Architect
and Consider Other Prelimi
Samnel L. Seller, vice-chancellor of tbe
American University Association, left
.last night for New York city to attend the
meeting of the building committee, wblcb
held lu first session, to-day in tbe office
of John E. Andrus.in that city.
Bishop John Hurst will preside, nnd the
architect for the ball of history and the
the general plans of operations will be
permanently decided. Among the plans
submitted to tbe trustees those of Van
IirunC & Howe, New York City, have re
ceived great approbation.
It Is universally conceded by tbe directors
that tbe hall of history will be commenced
tills fall. The subscriptions to it were
mostly in large sums of money, and tbe
terms of payment were such that the last
amounts will be paid by September 1 , 169D,
so tbat the committee will have In hand the
$150,000 which this building Is to cost.
Some of tbe chairs have also received
generous endowments, notably one from
Mrs. Judge Cartleo.of this city, who will
endow the department of United States
history, and also give a scholarship as
soon as the hall is completed.
Another part of this university which
will receive particular at tention at the meet
ing Is the Asbury Memorial Hall of Philoso
phy, for which donations one of $1,323
from lb Wilmington conference and an
other of Jl.E'lO from the Newark confer
ence bave been received in the last month.
Tlie building committee will remain lc
session until Saturday, when Bishop Hurst
and the other trustees will return to Wash
ington with tbe successful architects to
visit tbe site of the university on Wesley
Rev. Thomas G. Sherman, S. J son of the
late General Sherman, has been a guest of
Georgetown University during tlie past
week. Father Sherman has been lecturing
for the last six weeks at tbe summer school
at Plattsburg, New York.
uA cbange has been made in the general
course of historical literature and philoso
phy. Hereafter three hours each week will
be given to tbe theory of historical writ
ing, with dissertations on the principles of
chronology, the constitutional history of
Greece, Rome and modern nations. The
study of our Federal Government and the
comparative growth of modern constitu
tional laws will be conducted by Judge Mar
tin F. Morris.
Mr. George Femming, wbo graduated
with high honors last June, has gone to
Parts to pursue his studies at the Polytecbi
Mr. John Neal Power, wbo was the suc
cessful competitor for Mrs. Merrick's de
bating medal, 95, will return to George
town for the post-graduate durte In
philosophy and ahro to study law.
Rev. William J. Rlchley, professor of
class rndimcnts, is paying a thort visit Ut
Wbitemarsh, Prince George's County.Md.
The summer practice in field work by the
civil engineering students of this uni
versity, will begin August 25, at Harper's
Ferry , W. V. Tbe course will last ten days,
and the st'.dcuts will run two or three
miles of a nw railroad line, makirg pre
liminary as well as final surveys and ma ps.
Mr. Philip Julhen, a student in tbe Cor
coran Scientific School, has just won a
competition for the design for a building
Mr Pcrley E. Stevens, who graduated
with high honors In tbe engineer school, in
95, has been appointed by Ucu. Ordway to
lay off tbe rifle range.
Dr. Gerjje O. Merrill, curator of geology
at the Smithsonian Institute and proresor
of geology here lias Just returned from a
Mr. Frank A. Wolff,, of the Agricultural
Department, has Just been appointed pro
fessor of physics, to succeed Dr. E. P.
Lewis, wbo has taken a position iu tea
faculty of the University of California.
Cat hollo University.
Bishop Keane and the Rev. Dr. Garri
gan have gone to Fitchbiirg, Mass., to
assist at tbe silver jubilee of the founda
tion of the Church of the Holy Angels at
that place .
Dr. Daniel Qui tin, professor of Greek,
wbo lias been abroad for the post six
mouths, arrived at the university yester
day. Dr. Qulna will publish a Greek pe
riodical In the iptercat of his class,, and
bis time UtjiT summer baa been unUrely
devoted tQ (telling piaterial for this work.
Tbe various members ' the faculty,
Jnc)lns Dr. gaukjn. Dr. Gregory and
Secretary -Johnson, qre still enjoying their
vacatiou in the piney woods of Maine
A Born petectlo.
Little Johnny I know what the baby
Is goln' to be w'ea be grows up. He's
goin' to be a detective.
Mother Of all things? Because be'
Witle, Johnny No"m.lj."Because be neve
Sleeps. New York )Veekly.
" No Chance to.
Forrester Do you, talk In. your sleep?
Lancaster Not often. We have twins at
our house, you know. Town Topics.
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