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THE EVEyryCJTIMESTUSDAT, ATTGf.TJST 20, - 1895.,
prevail in our store
at -this time, especially
at this time of the year,
which is just between
seasons.. We would
rather make smalL prof
its than make none at
all by not doing any busi
is cheaper now than
it used to be it costs
very little to furnish a
house tastefully. We
have a large selection for
you to choose from.
We pride ourselves on
our stock of
RUDY FIR-HE HOME
Crtfser Brooklyn: Soonto Be
Launched in Philadelphia.
BISTEB TO THE1 HEW IOEK
It is large, well se
lected, and the prices are
extremely low. We have
patterns to suit all tastes
and qualities to suit all
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Streets.
She Will Be OiK3u of tbe finest
Ships In tbe Navy and a Vain
able Addition to tbe Fleet of
. Cruisers Hor.Generul Dimensions,
Power mid Battery.
SWELLING ITS HANKSa
Another Cborcb Society Join tbe
At last evening's regular meeting of
the District Anti-Saloon League tbe re
ports of a number of commlttecs.were sub
mitted a cd several interesting papers
Tbe Society of the E StreetBaptlst
Church was' added to the League, thus
swelling the total number of churches to
thirty and the temperance societies, to
twenty.-six. The latest addition to the
League sent the following delegates: P. L.
Webb, A. J. Walker, E. Bierer, Charles
S. Mulr, and A. V. Graves, ail from the
WHERE LABOR MAY CENTER
?ropqroclBuip DiBcussed at the
Meeting of the Officials..
Christian Endeavor Society.
TKIED TO I1U11N THE LAUXDnY.
HALL AT MARSHALL HALL.
Compliment Tendered tbe Employe
by the Steamboat Company.
Tlie courteous staff of employes at the
Mount Vernon and Marshall Hall Steam
boat Company will be the hosts thiscvcnlng
at a grand complimentary ball given them
by the officers of ibtilr company. In addi-
ou to the ball, the entertainment -will in
clude an original open-air cake -walk in
appropriate costume, and negro melodies
The ball will, of course, be given at
Marshall Hall, and there will undoubtedly
be a very large crowd of Hie natrons of
tlio line and the friends of the employes In
The weather lias cooled'off auspiciously
for the dance, and the good taste and Judg
ment of the employes will do the rest.
These well-known purveyors to the comfort
and convenience o fthe ricr-going public
are a guarantee of a. night of rare enjoy
mciitamlruti.solhalthesucccs&ofihearralr Is assured.
The tcjiuiTs or the company will make
the usual trips morning, afternoon and
Dunning; l!cglnn iteheurnal.
Rob-jrt Downing began rehearsals at the
Grand 0era House yesterday. His com
pany will Im oue of the strongest organi
zations on tin road this season, and Is led
by Eugenie Illair.
Among th9 other members of the cora
pan are Edwin Ferry, John Collins, J.
II. KolkT, J. II. Amory, Walter Burton
and ilrs. K M. Bates. In addition to Mr.
Downing's production of Vlctorlen Sar
dou's play, "Helena." in which he will be
seen tho week of September 2 nt the
Grand 0Vra House in this city, "The
Uladiator," "Damon and Pythias," "Vir
ginies" and "Julius CaeEar" will be in
' eluded in his repertoire for the eeason.
Jumped Overboard to Escape Arrest.
While attempting to-run away from
Officer Grilfiu, of Alexandria, yesterday
Georgie Prank, a colored girl, deliberately
jumped into the old canal, nt F.Mir Mile
Run She was dragged out by the police
man, however, in time to save her life and
was taken before Acting Mayor Snowden
Injured by Falling Mortar.
George Miller, a bricklajer, working at
Ibe Government Printing Office, had a
badly bruised shoulder dressed yestcruay
at the Emergency Hospital. His Injuries
were caused by a large board of morlar
falling on his shoulder from a height of
A not her Major T tiling.
The friends of the late MaJ. Twining,
rho was Engineer Commtssioiierofthe Dis
trict of Columbia for some years, will be
glad to know, according to a mornlug paper,
that he is in the city. The paper says:
"MaJ. E. H. Twining, former Engineer
Commissioner of the District of Columbia,
Is registered at the Arlington from Statcn
Island." MaJ. W. T. Twining, who was
the popular Engineer Commissioner for the
. Dlstriciof Columbia, has beendeada number
. French Is Safe.
Tears were expressed yesterday that
the F. E. French who perished in the Den
ver hotel fire was E. R. French, brother
of Dr. W. B. French, of this city. He is at
present in Colorado on business. Dr.French
wired last night regarding the matter, and
bis fears were allayed by a reply that It
was not bis brother.
Within avery few weeks the armored
cruiser Brooklyn, sister ship to the New
York, and, In many respects, an Improve
ment upon that superb essel, will
be launched from tbe ways in Cramps'
shipyard, where, for more than two years,
bo has been building. No date has yet
b-'en fixed for tbe event, and none has
b"en definitely thought of, but within a
short tlnio the Navy Department will be
communicated with and a day fixed. No
tice will be given at least two weeks be
fore the launch.
TbcNew York is regarded by many naval
officers as the finest warship afloat, and
tho marine performances of her Improved
type, the Brooklyn, will be watched with
tb greatest interest. Already launching
ways hae been placed under her, and, at
the latest, the middle of September will
see the proud vessel afloat.
Tho Brooklyn is designed to have a speed
of-al least twenty knots an hour, at a dis
placement of 8,150 .tons, and her four
triple expansion engines are to work In
pairs on twin screws. Tbe contract price
is ?2,'Jt'0,000, and the time limit for com
pletion February 11,1800.
THE BROOKLYN'S DIMENSIONS.
In length she is 460 feet 6 Inches, her
bain measures 64 feet 8 inches and the
moulded depth is 41 feet 3 inches. At 24
feet ruean draught her displacement is
0,150 tons. Tin dimensions and the
arrangements of the working part of the
machinery are similar to those of the New
The battery is to coi list of eight 8-inch
guns, mounted in four turrets, two on tho
middle line forward and aft, and tw o amid
ships sponroned on the sides; ten 6-inch
guns mounted in f poneona on the gun deck
fcinular to the 4-inch guns mounts of the
New York ai.d sixteen 6-pounder rapid
fire and machine guns. Her protection
is a nickcl-ttcel deck, of six lr.cm thick
ness on tne nope nru three mines ou the
flat, a water lire belt of three-inch plates,
liacked by a double streak of hull plating.
extending overtfce whole of the machinery
space. Barbettes ten inches thick will
protect her S-inch guns, inclosing the bates
of ret olving turrets, fix ii.cbes in thlckncrs.
Tbe sponfons for her 0-lnch gun are four
Inches thick and tho;c for the twelve rapid
fire guns are two inches thick.
The Brookljn is twenty feet longer than
tbe New York, and this additional length
makes room for a forecastle deck. Amid
ships the "tumble-home," that is the In
ward slope of the vescel"8 sides, greatly
facilitates the construction and support
of the turrets and barbettes for her four
8-lncli guns at Ihe broadsides, befides giv
ing tbciu larger range.
HER HIGH FUNNELS.
A peculiarity of the Brooklyn is the great
height of her runnels, their tops being 100
feet above the lower grate bars. Her mil
itary masts are a!x larger than those ot
the New York;-ihe foremast extending up
to the firsf-rightlng top, the full size of
the conning tower. Tiie increased height
of the funnel is mainly to obtain the benefits
of Torccd draught without air pressure
in the fire-rooms.
One of the distinguishing characteristics
of the Brookljn Is the enormous berthing
siuce for the crew, there being accommoda
tions for 1 ,000 men, about double the num
ber of her regular complement. In time
ot war, this feature will be of great value
at d"ntant stations, enabling a considerable
re&erve force of enlisted men to be carried
for any squadron of which she may lie the
-Her coaling capacity is Just 1,700 tons,
Just 170 nioro than that of the New York.
Two hoisting engines, each capable of
lifting 1,000 pounds at the rate of 300
feet a minute, will handle the coal aboard
Klro Bugs Came Near .Destroying
. Wall Lee and Ilia Sliop.
An attempt was made about 1 1:30 o'clock
Isat night by unknown fire bugs to bum the
Chinese laundry of Wan Lee, No. 401 A
street northeast. A large tin can was filled
wiih paper and other combustibles, which
were thoroughly saturated with coal oil.
A match was then applied to the con
tents of tbe can and the burning mass
dumped into the basement of the laundry.
The glare of the fire attrcted several
citizens, and Policeman Wagner,pf the
Ninth precinct, who extinguished the
blaze -with difficulty and without turning
In an alarm.
The persons who made this attempt at
incendiarism nrc supposed to be colored
men whose wives are washerwomen, as
there has been tome strong omi-CblneFc
laundry talk of late in tbe contiguous alleys.
Grand Fair l'roiMwed to Raise Funds
to Equip tbe Institution Other
1'HESsSMEN STOOD WELL.
Cltll Service Examinations
Gratifying In Hesults.
The civil service examination for press
men in the Government Printing Office re
sulted In the establishing an almost un
prcccilcntedly good record. Rev. E.
D. Balicy, who conducted tbe ex
aminations, as stated in The Morning
Times, expresses the belief that the re
markable success was due to the fact that
the questions were compa ratlvcly easy,
and there were but few applicants.
Although mi official announcement has
not been made, the assurance Is given that
the age limit for applicant will be re
moved, anil residents ot the District will
be given positions whenever a large in
crease In the force Is ncccsary. They will
bo examined only for the wnergency list,
but should an appointment be made from
(hat bit it will be equally permanent with
the others. Of those who were examined
as compositors 63 per cent passed; forpress
men, all passed; for bookbinders, 67 'per
cent went through, and of. skilled labor
ers, 7!) per ant.
OFFICIAL DUTY LAID ASIDE.
rollcciindTlielr Friends Enjoy Tliem-fef-ltii,
nt lller View.
Tho fifth annual excursionist the mem
bra of the MetroiKilitan police force yes
terday at River View was a decided suc
cess. The excursionists left the city in
four dciachments, using the steamers Peutz
and Randall, which corriil about 3,50H
passengers. The purpose of the excur
sion was to add to the police pension fund,
and tho worthy cause received from the
proceeds of the outing a neat sum towards
swelling the treasury.
Lleuts. Charles R. Vernon, '-Richard B.
BoypJ and I). II. Teeples and representa
tives from the different precincts, com
K)S"(1 of the following, constituted tke
committee, of arrangements;.;..
First, John L. Kliniartip, a. a. iiuni;
Second, S. E. Ilerndon, J, B. Corcoran;
Third, John B. 0'Brien, M. F.-Balbert;
Fourth, George A. Schrader, C. II. Evans;
Fifth, W. H. Anderson, John Stewart;
Sixth, A. J. Kiiumell, J. M. Wa'lsh; Sev
enth, C .11. Bradley, C. M. Berklsh; Eighth,
E. J. Kennedy, R. I). Watson; Ninth, J. P.
Smith and W. II. Williams
Thirteen Sbrluers Initiated.
Almas Temple of tho Mystic Shrine held
session last night at the National Rifles-
Armory and initiated thirteen candidates
Into tho mysteries or the order. Illustrious
Potentate Harrison Dlngman presided. Mu
sic was supplied by the temple quartet,
composed of J. Henry Kaiser, Herndon Mor
cll, F. J. Woodman al J. M. Buchanan.
. A l'osslblo Danger.
In sawing so much wood'is not Mr. Reed
depleting the Eastern forests? St. Louis
It All Deiiends.
He Will you marry mc ir I ask your
She Tea, ir you don't get disfigured too
badly. Town Topics.
Evidence against Smith, the negro who
assaulted Mrs. Lucy Hall, turned up this
morning at the Anacostla substation In
tbe shape or on old single barreled musket,
the gun with which the negro committed
hisbrutal assault. The weapon wasbrought
to the station by William Moore, lolored,
who said he round It in the woods on
Mlddleton's rarm, In Prlnie George's
County. The cttorls to catch Smltb have
The condition of Sarah Johnson, who
was badly injured in a fight In Hillsdale,
was not changed to-day.
The new Harrison street sewer, which
runs from Monroe street to Fillmore street.
Is now In course of construction. It was
In the old drain which this remedies that
Health Inspector Beaumont nearly lost his
life, and it was through bis 'report that
the new sewer has been constructed.
Carl Browne and bis wife were in Ana
costla yesterday. They called upon Station-keeper
Eckloff and secured the vacant
lot at Ha'rrlson'and Pilmorc streets fur a
Populist meeting to night.
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Grlswold are visiting
Funeral of' Mrs. McGinn.
The remains of Mrs. Mary McGinn were
Interred yesterday afternoon in Rock Creek
Cemetery aud placed her by thesideor those
of her husband. Mrs. McGinn was the wife
of tho late Cooper McGinn. Rev. A. F. An
derson, of Grace Baptist Church, conducted
tho services, and paid tribute to the de
ceased's character as a christian lady.
Her CurelCKHiieH to Illanio.
Annie Lash, a young colored woman,
while attempting to exchange seats last
night on a Columbia car, by walking along
the step nt the side, was Ihrown to the
ground and dragged quite- a distance
before the car could be stopped, he was
carried to tbe home ot some friends. The
girl was warned by the conductor not to
attempt the transfer, but paid no atten-
to the advice.
Jtendy for Sea Girt.
A meeting to further arrangements for
the annual rifle shooting excursion of
the National Guard to Sea Girt was called
at tho armory at Fifth and L streets last
night, MaJ. Harries presiding. It Is pro
posed to start on the excursion either at
11 a. m. or 11:30 p. m. on Saturday, Au
gust 31. A large number of persons not
belonging to the teams are expected to go
with the rltlemen.
I'ln urled A not tier Onllng.
.On tho evening of Saturday, September
8, the cavalry troops of the District will
start from the armory on a march to Mar
shall Hall for another outing. A large
number have already signified their Inten
tion to go, and it is hoped that a big per
centage ot the membership of the troops
will take part in the holiday.
Troops to Participate.
Tbe Capital City Guards and Company
A, Butler Infantry Corps, have accepted
invitations to take part In the emancipa
tion celebration at Alexandria, Va.,
September 23. The organizations expect-
to take full compliments of men ana are
making extensive preparations for the
But It Hadn't.
Mrs. Gazzam Here's an article about an
organ with Ilfty stops.
Gazzam Um! I wish that piano next door
bad even one. Texas Sittings.
A Suggestive Name.
Are they called railroad plants because
they need watering? Boston Herald.
(Twenty Pages.) J
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The preliminary meeting of the committee
composed of a representative- from each
local labor organization was held In .The
Times building laatnevenlng to take under
consideration ihV advisability of estab
lishing a labor bureau and worklngnieu'a
library. Mr. Josep hi). Fenton was ylected
temporary cbairnun and Mr. E. J. Rea
The Idea ot establishing the labor bureau
originated with Mr. W.II.O. Simmons and
bo was called on to outline the objects to
be attained by it, Mr. Simmons reviewed
at length the lienefits to be derived from
such a bureau und' stated that it would
create many opportunities for employment
and would offer great advantages both to
employer and employe.
Each trade or calling would keep a
register, where unemployed men could wrlto
their names and addresses.
The expense to be Incurred in establish
ing such an institution was carefully Vou
stdercd. Several methods for raising funds
were discussed, but tho one generally
favored was that of giving a fair. It was
thought by the representatives present that
they could get liberal assistance from the
business-men of the city, for, while tlicy
hnd been asked by numerous secret so
cieties to assist them in time of need,
they had never been appealed to by organ
ized labor. The local merchants have al
ways been very llbtral In patronizing any
thing for the good or.lhe city, ami It is con
fidently believed that this appeal will
not be made In vain.
Tbe scheme of establishing the Institution
was freely discussed, following which a
committee to ascertain the cost or obtaining
a hall Tor headquarters, a committee to
procure the ncccsary books, and a commit
tee to gather Mntistics were appointed.
After Mime discussion on the apponltment
ot a f.ilr lommlltce, it was detklcd to let
that matter go over until the next meeing,
which will be held In The Times building
The members of the conduces appointed
were requested to lay the milter before the
respective unions, and the temporary sec
retary was directed to notify each local
labor organization, and urge upon It the
necessity of attending the lcxi meeting of
their appointed delegates. The meeting
Local Union No. 100, Brotherhood of
Carpenters, is i nthuslaMlc over the pros
pects of tho early establishment of a labor
bureau aud workincman's library.
At a meeting of the union held last
evening at No. 627 Mjiwachusitts avenue
northwest the matter was thoroughly dls
enssed, and it was determined to keep up
the agitation until the objeit In view vvas
' "Labor Day parade was nUo discotsed
at length, and the mrmbers have decided to
turn out "Mitli some uniformity of dress.
The Carpenters' Council, through a
jSpeclal committee conflsting of Merss.
11 L. Mason, chairman:, M. D. Rote, Fred
L. JIarrics, aud L. B. Pcterton, has ad
dressed an open Inter to contractors and
builders of the District, requesting ail to
sign an agrecirynt to .rmp'oy none other
than union carjM.'nurs'atidttairbu&ders'.
The Bakers and Drivers, V A. 104.j of
L., met last night at Bunch's Hall, 316
KUtith street northwest. The report of the
badge for use on that day i
Th placing on" the unrair list of the
Eckington line and ail roads controlled by
that company, was heartily eulorsed and
it' w-as voted to"Jmioe a flue or SI on all
memtiers caught riding on these cars. """t
The Granite Cutlets' Uuion met last
night at McMcnuairin's nail on Penn
sylvania avenue, near Second street, to
hear the report of Ihe delegates who Jiad, J
been sent to therernt Labor Day con
rerence. Tbe delegates reported that Chief
Marshal James F. Mellugh had selected
four assistants, one of whom was objec
tionable to the entire organization.
Tbe union received and Indorsed the
report of the delegates and decided t
enter a. protest. William Silver, John
Bennett and William Sinnott were ap
pointed a committee to wait upon Mar
shal Mellugh, with a view to having a
settlement of tbe matter.
The tailors or the District met last night
at Typographical Temple Tor Hie purposeof
discussing plans to benefit the interests of
the craft in Washington. Representatives
were present rrom L. U. 188, Journeymen
Tailors' Union, ol America; L. A. 2370, K.
ArthnrKeep was elected temporary ihalr
man. Speeches were made by Abraham
Roblnovitcb. John Sibnclder, and T. J.
Solan. A plan which has been under con
sideration fur some II mo was discussed
and explained. If contemplates doing
away with the present piece system and the
substitution therefor of the week wage
A special meeting of the Carriage and
Wagon Makers L. A. 3456, K. of L., for the
purpose of initiating twenty-nine new
members waslieldlastnigbtinthe Organized
Labor Committee Rooms, Times building.
The new men were received into mem
bership and a working card granted to
each. The assembly do w has about eighty
five members and is in a most flourishing
At the meeting ot the Journeymen
Plasterers L. A. 1644, K. of L.. held last
last "evening 'at Plasterer's Hall, comer
of Four-and-a-half street and Pennsylvania
avenue, the action of the Federation of
Labor and Assembly 66, K. of L., placing
the Eckington and Soldiers' Home and
Belt Line Btreet Railways on the unfair
list- was unanimously and enthusiastically
Indorsed. In order that the spirit of the
terms of thcaproscription shall be remem
bered a fine of $2.60 will be imposed on
every member for each violation.
The business places of A. E.Haines, dry
goods, corner of Eighth .street and Penn
sylvania avenue southeast, and Samuel
Solomon, saloon. Seventh and D streets
southwest, were putupon the unfair list
for employing non-union labor.
"Toots" Dudley, but it was learned from
a good source to-day that he is'not in tbe
city,. having flown after theassault, and
the "police have Utile bope of capturing
mm( in this jurisdiction.
UACE HIOT IN FHANCE.
Italians and French Flgbt at tbe
Berre Salt Works.
Paris, Aug. 20. A dispatch to Le Journal
fromMarseilk'a reports that a serious riot
has occurred between French and Italian
workmen employed in the salt works at
Berre, suteen miles northwest of Marseilles.
The righting was or a most desperate
character, and rive men were seriously
wounded bcrore the police could quell the
riot. A number or the ringleaders were arrested.
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TI1E INLATEIIS OF HANOI.
committee on Labor pay. w-as receive
accepted and It w strciled toadopt a
badge for use on that lay
Skilful Artists at Inernxtlng Ebony
Wltb Mother ot Ienrl.
Hanoi, a city of French Tonquio, says
a writer in the Journal des Voyages, has
a flourishing Industry In the Incrustation
of precious woods with mother of pearl.
Tbe industry is so important that a whole
street, called the street of the Inlayt-rs,
is given up to it, and constitutes tbe sole
curiosity of the city. Strangers tu the
art pass hours In watching tbe native work
men. Tbe latter are genuine artists, mas
ters of a delicate handicraft demanding
at once artistic perception and high man
ual skill. Furnished with rude tools, but
with much patience and skill, these work
men produce, articles of great beauty.
gleaming with rainbow hues. Here is a
sheaf of many-colored flowers, there are
delicious arabesques, yonder is a land
The workmen have applied the principle
of tbe division or labor to their art. There
different parts of the material to be in-;
crusted. The process of Joining is done
without the aid or nails, and with a system
or nice dovetailing and the use of a patte of
wblca lacquer is the Lore. The wood em
ployed isoflwodistinctsnecicsof palisander,
sometimes called violet ebony, and by the
native tlac, and a true ebony from the forest
of the Red River of To!iquin.-Thl3 latter,
which the natives call nioun, is crpedally
valued by reason of Its close grain and itr
deep black, which brings out the chitting
glories of the mother of pcari. Objects of
incrustcd ebony axe more costly than those
of violet ebony.
When the cabinetmaker has prepared
the wood it passes into tbe bands of the de
signer, who makes sketches of thcornamen
tatlon upon rice paper. These designs are
transferred to the wood by theinlayer, whose
duty It is to choose the pearl that will
best serve to bring out tbe beauty otthede
sign. The mother of pearl is obtained froma
species of large sbellflsh called casque,
chiefly caught upon the shores of the island
of Poulo-Condar. The inlay er cuts tbe
mother of pearl into bits four or rive ccntl
metersiuiliametcr.and chooses thecombi na
tion or colors that shall yield the contrasts
necessary for tbe artistic success of his
work. His art lies in the skill to arrange
the pieces so as to obtain the best effect
of Iridescence. This he heightens by the
use of a eorj.of pearl dust furnished by a
kind ot great mussel tajuw from tbe
brooks ot tbe region. The play of light uiwn
these mussels gives the wholegamut of the
Tbe bits of pearl chosen, tbe inlayer
strives to give them the form of the desigi.
and to disKsc of them as a veritable mosaic
in the wood! Thecrude morsii is rendered
translucent with pumice stone. It Is thin
fixed in a vise, and tbe lnlaycr's labor of
patience begins. Crouching ujon his heels
before tbe vise, he thapes the piece with a
file smaller than an ordinary colored crayon
Tiie pearl fashioned, it is i ecewary to trench
the wood to receive it. This is ordinarily
done by children fourteen orrifteen years
old. They rollow the lines or the design
with a burlrtg and channel tiny trenches of
a'nulimeter in diameter. Tbe bits of pearl
arc tben set I n the grooves and fixed with a
lacquer paste The whole Is gently heated
to melt the paste, and so rill all interstices.
The iulaycryheu polishes his work, var
nishes it, and gives it finishing touches
with theburln. The work is so beautiful
and so costly that it is much counterfeited
by cheaper methods, though never with
VRHE MORNING TIMES
has made for itself a
record for absolute feaiv
lessness and honet y of
purpose that has en
deared it to the hearts of
the people. The Morn
ing Times is very near to
the people. The people's
cause is ever champion
ed by the times. The
people's wrongs are
taken up by the Times,
The Times stands up for
the weaker against the
stronger in cases of op-
pressibn, tyranny and
SENA 1 0R
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SUSPECTED A .SUICIDE.
HER SKULL IS SPLINTERED.
Ella Arnistead May Die from "Toots"
Ella Armstcad, tbe colored domestic In
jured some time ago by being murderously
An 0ersiisplelouN Woninn's Opinions
of a .Drummer's Actions.
There was a very greatly disturbed lady
on a West Shore train the other evening
and her suspicions fmally. stirred up every
passenger in the coach. It bappeued in
this way, according to a Utica Observer re
porter: A few seals ahead or her sat a
gentleman whom she thought was acting
lna somewhat suspicious manner. Betook
a letter from his pocket and read it over
with great care. Then he bowed his head
on the scat in front of him and rode along
in that manner for several miles. Finally
be took the letter from bis pocket and read
it again. Then he rose and slowly paced
the aisle till tbe little woman who was
watching him so closely thought he must be
in extreme trouble, Finally he dropped into
the seat he had formerly occupied, hastily
drew a notebook from bis pocket, wrote a
few lines, laid the book on the cushion and
started for the dour. When he reached
the platform he could be seen standing on
tbe top step looking out into the darkness.
The little woman was certainly very
mcub wrought up, for she thoughta tragedy
was about to be enacted. She roseand hur
ried along to a seat occupied by two gen
tlemen and breathlessly told them to "hurry
out on tbe platform and catch that man!
He's going to Jump off tbe train and com
Not waiting to bear explanations, thegen
tlcmen ran to the door, and one of them
caught the suspicious stranger by the coat
tails and hauled him back into thecoach.
It took, ten minutes to explain matters.
and half of that time everybody thought
there was sure to be a fight.
The stranger was a commercial traveler.
The letter he had read with so much care
was one containing some particular in
structions from bis firm. ITe had written
some memoranda, in his note book and
walked oat on the platform fur a breatb of
.assaulted by "Toots" Dudley, near her
borne, No. 236 Wilson street northwest,
la in an extremely -'critical condition at
Freedmens. HospUoL. and her death is ex
pected at any "moment. "
Tbe woman'siJnJwriea consist in an
contused wound orpine skull above the
frontal bone, compound fracture of the
skull and laceration Jot tbe brain.
When brought tJo.Uie hospital the wound
was open: Several spUnters of bone bad
penetrated thebrnin tissues about three
fourths of an inch, .and the meningial
artery, a bcanchpC the temporal or main
artery bad been severed.
By a process- ot trepanning tbe bone
splinters, were replaced In tbeir normal
'position, .but about niwarter of an ounce
vl uniiu tissue lUW UJIUCUUI.-U.UUb
Tbe police are- vainly trying to find
Their Deity Had Fled.
The shrine at Bensl, India, has been
shorn ot much of Its splendor. A short
time ago the priests "who attended at
dawn to perform the toilet of Mahadeo
were horrified to lind that their deity bad
fled. Search was instantly made and the
god was found carefully wrapped In a
shawl on the side of a tank a couple ot
hundred yariU from the temple. Their
first Impression was that, a miracle had
been vouchsafed which would bring in
finite grist to their mill. The Idea was
dispelled when it was discovered that
the graven Image had been despoiled of
its gold cuirass, its jewelry and silver
throne. London .Daily News.
Nothing Hut Clmiiiagi"'ln tbe New
Mexico Log Mansion.
Stephen W. Dorsey is no longer numbered
among tbe picturesque characters of New
Mexico. Thelog mansion, with its beautiful
hardwood finis! and elegant appointments
looking out from the edge or,a high mesa
over fifty mllesof plain and mountain range,
with fountain playing on thelawnvnolonger
knows the presence ot the man whodesigned
It and dispensed lavish hospitality which
New Mexican taste could not appreciate.
Through the mutations of a cattle company
ex-Senator Dorsey has transferred his resi
dence to Denver. ' ' "
The hospitality which Dorsey dispensed at
the log mansion on the me-a h still the mar
vel of New Mexico.
"I rcmeml)cr,, said a Territory official
to a St. Louis Globe-Democrat corres
pondent, "that one time-when-court-was
In session at South Las Vegas, Senator
Dorsey invited us out to his place to stay
over Sunday. Naturally, we all accepted,
and In tbe party was Judge Vincent, whom
President Cleveland summarily.and.os we
all thought, unjustly, removed for appoint
ing Dorsey one of the jury commissioners
of tbe county. We had beard much of
Dorsey's borne and hospitality, aud looked
forward to tbe visit wltb a great deal of
interest. It was a twenty-mile drive. When
we got to tbe place we found that its
attraction bad not been exaggerated. The
logs of which the bouse was built wero
dressed outside. Tbe interior was bard
wood and polished. Senator Dorsey bad
prped water from a largo spring high up
in the mountain. He bad water all over his
bouse, and the pressure was sufficient to
keep a large .fountain playing continually
in front ot tbe big porch.
"The Senator received us In the dining
room. I will never forget that banquet.
There wasn't a drop of whisky on theplacc.
Not a glass of beer was tobehad. Butcham
pagno of the costliest brand was. pressed
upon us. Champagne was g6od.cnq.ugb for
Washington, but it wasn'ttheThjhtthing
for a New Mexican crowd, and one after
tho other ot us slipped away rrom the table
and got out or doors. I can remember to this
day how thirsty we were, and how we
longed for a little something to which our
stomaclis were accustomed. And aU the
time fresh bottles of champagne were com
ing on the table to mock us. The Senator
was prodigal. He wouldn't let the bottles
stay to bo emptied. A single glass, perhaps,
would be poured out. In a few moments
tbe Senator would wave the opened bottles
away and order fresh, saying the wine
was flat. I wouldn't pretend to say how
many bottles came on that night. As soon
as we could we got out of doora,all of "us
but one ot our party , and tbe Senator. They
remained at tbe table , engaged in a political
argument. The Senator was suave. His
opponent was-emphatic. I slipped back
to the door" and-' listened.
" 'Now. let us ''consider this question
camly, I would hear the Senator say.
And then he would add, 'by the way, my
friend, your wine is flat. Waiter, here,
bring us a rresh bottle.
"And bo it went on until our representa
tive suddenly lurched and slid orr his chair
literally under the table.. He didn't arise.
I saw Dorsey look steadily toward the va
cant chair and heard him say to himself:
" 'Where Is my adversary? He seems to
have fallen early in the combat."
"I went into the room, and suggesting to
the Senator that It was more comfortable.
In the parlor, gave him my arm. Then I
got help and two or us pulled our com
padre, who had remalued with the cham
pagne, rrom among the tablo legs and
put hlra to bed. We never again accepted
Senator Dorsey's hospitality. One recol
lection or that ocean or champagne and no)
a drop to drink satisfied ns."
Cburcliesnud Sunday New spapers.
Put-as much brains into the pulpit as there
is in the Sunday newspaper, and the average
man and woman will have a desire to enjoy
both. The Sunday newspaper Is a time
honored institution and cannot be put down
In this age of progress and enlightenment
by simple denunciation. In many a borne
where live, piety and purity rules it Is a
welcome visitor and the church no loser by
its presence. Moreover, it is a mistake to
suppose that there is a wanton desecration
of the Sabbath In getting out the Sunday
newspaper. The wort on It Is mainly done
on Saturday, the violation of tho Sabbath
lying principally in the sale. But baked
beans and brown bread are sold on Sunday
with the full sanction of the law. Bostcaj
A Scusutional Play.
A dramatist waited on the manager witn
his now play. "Bear in mind," he said,
"that tho wlfo dies or an attack or apo
plexy, the husband or the cholera and the
lover of a fit of indigestion."
"And Is there nobody left for the last
"No; but that Is not all. I rely on an ad
ditional and very effective incident. While
the siiectators arc' applauding the author,
tbe manager rushes up to the footlights In
great perturbation, and announces that he
has Just died through the bursting of a bloooj
vessel. Madrid Comico.
"How long have you been a Pullmaa
porter?" said tbe kindly gentleman-
"Two yeah, sah."
"And still working?"
"Dear met How improvident you must
have been!" Oakland Times.
Suyre'H Sentence Begun.
- Naval Pay Clerk D. P. Sayrc, well known
In this city, who was convicted of embez
zling Government funds, surrendered him
self yesterday to tho Federal conrt at Nor
folk, Va., and was turned over to the naval
authorities and placed In confinement on
the United States steamer Franklin.
of a small boy, as be noticed a large wed
ding party coming out of a church on Fifth
"Nuwthln'but the tied going out." was tbe
reply. Texaa Sittings.
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