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THE EVJENINGr TrWLES,T5VEDKESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1895.
Are an important item in
furnishing a house you can
spend so much on them un
less you know just where to
You would dowell to look
over our stock before you- go
sWe have some handsome
goods that, we are. selling
extremel' cheap to make
room for our new fall stock.
We have some good bar
Too, that you would do
well to take advantage of.
Rugs add so much tOithe ap-.
pearance of comforjr, in a
room, and -it seems a pity
not to have some when they
are so cheap.
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Streets.
G1J. W. Di'l'lllNTEU'S, IFT.
trainable Heal Estate fur tho America u
University at Washington.
New iork, A ug. 21. en. J. Watts De
FriMer, ot Trvoli, N T, has presented,
throug'i BMiop Jotni F Hurtt, of Wash
ingtoiiraiid Itov Arthur II Griffin, or
Tivoli, N. Y , a gift of real estate located
In the -vicinity of New York city, wr-'ch
makes possible llic erection of the college
of languages of the American University ia
Tlie new Luildlng will bear the name of
the Gen J. Watts Dcl'ristcr College of
The bishop also accepted a lironze statue
of Oen DePnMcr of. heroic tizc, now be
ing made in Paris, which v ill lie plaetd iu
front of the college. I
Tlie cornerstone of the Gen. J. Watts
J)crri-.tcr College of Languages and the
Colli ge oflliiory, it has liien dccidi'd. will
be laid at the fame time. The latter col
lege has received an endowment of $100,
000 from a lad in New York.
It is expected that work on the founda
tions of the two institutions will begin
You'll rend tlie Morning Tltnex, If
yon unlit nil the news!
SEVEN HOUSES DUHXED.
tinny KumlllCMMmleHomeleiotoit the
- Fire started in the (tables in the rear of
Thomas Healy's house. No 1031 llluclenE
burg road, about 8 o'clock last night, and
resulted in the partial destruction of a
row of seven frame houses and a lore of
When Mr. Heal discovered the fire the
stable was almost half consumed, and by
the time the engines arrived the building
was wholl enveloped iu flames aud the
roof of the dwelling in iront had caught.
The high wind soon carried the fire to
the rimairdeT of the row. Tlie neighbors
rendered assistance by eaving household
effects and in helping the firemen to fight
Though the buildings were well insured,
the occuiiants of them were ill prepared
to sustain the loss they suffered Besides
Mr. Healy, the losers were. Henry Long,
No 1044; Alberts. V1IH', No 1032; John
Hill, No 1034; No. 1036; aud Fred Loots,
You'll rind tlie Morning Timex, It
you want all tlie nevvHl
To Investigate Daua'x Death.
Itev. W.G Davenport and Mrs. Davenport
rill sail the last of next week for Glasgow,
for the purpose of investigating the death
or the'ir son Daun, who died in that ity.
While in Scotland the dottor will leave
nothingundone to ascertain all tho facts
pertaluing to the death, and the cilices
of the failure ot the consul to comply with
the re quests made upon liiinforlnformatlon
by the doctor and Mrs Davenport. -
You'll riiid the Morning Tlinen, if
you mint all llio iievv'
Minnehaha Lodge EntcrtaliM.
Minnehaha Lodge of Good Templars.
Composed largely of old soldiers, last night
euterlained Morning Star, Perseverance
and Star of Hope lodges. A well selected
llterarj and musical programme was prc-t-entcd
The installing of eif fleers was
part of the evening's entertainment.
You'll read the Morning Tlinen, If
on want all the nevvH!
Cairo Slugle-H Decided.
The ehainpionsliip In tennis singles ot
the Cairo Tennis Club was decided yester
daj at the club courts, on U stn-et, be-rore
a large audience Tucker and Cbipman
met in the finals, Tucker finally winiing,
after a claselj contested game, by ,i score
of 7 to 0.
Steamboat Employe' Outing.
The emplojes of the Mount Vernon and
Marshall Steamboat Company were given
an outing yesterday at Marshall Hall.
The arralr was complimentary to the em
plojes by the ortiecrs of Ihe company, and
the occasion was of the most enjoyable
You'll pond the Morning Times, If
you want all tho news!
Are You Already a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
Workhouse Records Say Schoepf
Served a Term.
SOMEBODY'S BAD MISTAKE
Item run Indicate That tlio Trolley
Manager Was Committed, but
Never Keleased l'ecullart Condi
tion of Affairs In the District
Judiciary. , i
Mr. W; K--sley Schoepf, late vice presi
dent of the Ecklngtnn and Soldiers' Home
HeSroad Company, lias, been constructively
at the w orkhousu for the past mouth break
ing rock, and a ilay or two ago was re
leased on five dajs' "good time," because
he had behaved himself well during Ihe
As a matter or "fact") "Mr. Schoept has
been rery spryly engineering the con
struction of the new trolley road from
here to Baltiiirore
The report from tho "Washington Asjlum,
as the workhouse Is called, made on
Mouda) shows the supposed result ot
Mr fcehocpf's conviction for obstructing
the streets scoured by As-Mant Conimls
slonciV Attornej I'ugli in the latter part
The case Is well remcinhcrcel Mr.
Fchoepr, as the representative or the Eck
lngton and Soldiers' Home Jtnllroad, wjs
conslructlvclv put under arrest and regis
tered at the First precinct nation as locked
up charged with obstructing the streets
0 f cou rsc, Mr. Schnopr was never actually
under arrest nor In durance He was tried
in the iioliio court, and, with the least
possible personal inconvenience, was ile
clured guilty, and it was decreed that he
pay $50 fine; or go down for thirty das
He did m lllier one. A poor man In the
same condition 'would probably have gone
down He undoubtedly must have paid
.his fine or gono lo the rock pile lie could
not nrrord to do what Mr. bchocpf, with
a wealthy corporation behind him, did.
Mr, Schoepf had Ills .illQiney instructed
to apply for that writ, once dearest to the
heart or the commoner, butovv- the special
defence oWie wealth, and povverrul a writ
of habeas corpus.
The ordinary nun rarely gets tlie benefit
of It, unless lie has back of hini a labor
organization, as the ltailw.iy Union was
behind Eugene Debs.
When Judge Cole decided Hint Mr.
Schoept was not entitled lo this defense,
the corporation's nttnrnev had another
legul lurrier between Mr. Schoepf and the
workhouse, where another m in w oulil have
landed long before If he did not promptly
pay his fine.
Heaked for. ill appeal to the court of appeal-.,
mid it was granted under $500 bonds.
This bond, which Mr. Schoepf gae in a
jiffy, docs not mean, or course, that lie will
pay 5500 if Iip tlioutd fliullv bc,hcatcn,hul
that he will be present when the case is
called next mouth.
The cost of "standing off the Commis
sioners till the case is decided lij ihe court
of appeals will be very light forMr. Schoepf.
He jays his .ittornc by the year.
Fin illy he may have to pa 'the $50 fine
But hisobji-ct will have been accomplished;
the questlou whether the trolley (niles must
go will liavo been postponed and the
rights of the people trifled with for Lcarly
six mouths more, and a great many things
can happen in that time.
It may be that among the happenings
something can be found which will post
pone the taking down of the poles another
MAY WORK IT AGAIN.
It may bo that Mr. Schoept will then pay
bis fine, be arrested again, again go to the
workhouse construclUely and be cred
ited witii five days' "good time" for ex
emplary bebaMor while constmciivtly a
prisoner working out nis fine on Ihe rock
pile, get aw ri tor hab-'ascorpjsand through-
it secure another delay ot six months and
the retention or the trolley poles In their po
sitions ot danger to the people and profit
to the railroad company.
The iron font of the millionaire trolley
siitiieate w'll remain rirnily planted in
the city till the enormous resource's back ot
it have been able to wear out the ieople's
champions, to ncrcoine or elude opposi
tion, and then on the heels or some session
ot Congress slip through a clause in some
bill which will give them the all-protecting
The magnates can then snap their rin
gers atthe people and build trolley roads
right and left. Oue trolle line once firmly
established will be an argument for an
other till the net-work is as complete in
Washington as iu other cities.
The streets or tlie Capital City are too
broad and inviting to let them escape with
out a treme-mlousstruggle, AndMr.Croaby
S. Noes and Mr. Samuel H. Kaurfmann,
with their large holdingstntheconipau that
owns the trolley line hercapiiarenUy will
be ready lo lend them the influence of the
Washington Star, when It wllldo the most
Meantime Mr. Schoepf has been to the
workhouse, served his time and got fTve
dajs ofr. That Is' what the records said
at any rate.
TKOLLEY HANGS OVER US.
It may bo that bis attorney will take ad
vantage or It to secure a rehearing or an
apiieal or something else when hels driven
to the last resort. Great Uctories have
hung on smaller mistakes. The trolley
nia be raslened upon the city through
this error. .
The Commissioners, who'dcxlare that
they have given no orders to slacken the
prosecution of the fight for the city's
rights In the re moval of the trolley poles,
nevertheless, when asked why other cases
are not mado, leply that they have not had
time again to take'up the subject.
The poles are all the while still on duty.
Sfl CENTS A MONTH-
M U Tour Subscriptions at tie CnUiiuM lite 3.108 Ctiuu for 50 (Ms.
Tney are not even constructively removed.
It may happen that the company will find
a means to have them removed in u
purely constructive sense, even as Mr.
Schoepf was In the workhouse, and go on
using them Just the same.
When this Iff done the Commissioners may
await a more convenient moment, or may
act with the greatest vigor and aggressive
ness: It will bo all one to the trolley people.
The poli-s will be here to stay and bring
lnotbcrs.a conslantsourceotlossof life and
property in fires and in the many other
was In which they menace the public
MIIS. IIAHMON ON TH1AL.
She Shot Her lliwband Near Fairfax
Tho trial of Mrs. Mary Harmon, charged
with the murder of her husliand, John R.
Harmon, June 2. began cslcrday at
Fairfax, Va. J. M. Loe and R. H. Thorn
ton, tho commonwealth's attorney, are
the prosecutors, and Messrs R. V, Moore
and Thomas K. Keith, counsel for the ile
Till trial is attracting much interest from
tho fact that the only eye witness to the
murder was Mrs. Harmon's mother, whose
testi'uoii will carry but little weight.
Tho circumstances of the murder are to
tho effect that H.irmc' was killed at his
wife's lioute, about fivu miles Troiii the
Cou rtllouflo, the two having been separated
months be To re. Sunday morning. Juuu
2, Harmon, it is alleged, visited the house
occupi"d bv Mrs. Harmon and her elgLt
children. He pleaded with her to allow
him to return to her, but to this the ob
jected. He entered the house, but was
put out and the door locked.
T!" then stnrtnl lo clliob II ro''-i K
window, when she picked up a gun loaded
v.. . .
This seeiiu el to fall to hate tlie desired ef
fect and he continued to crawl into tho
window, and Min rired, the load rroui the
gun taking dead! effect on her husband.
Mrs. Harmon gate herseir up to the au
llmritl"s. The lettiinoii so rar adduced
Is entirely hearsay. To-day Mrs. Harmon
will bo placed on the stand aud tell her
You'll rend the Morning TIhicsh, If
you want all the iieurt!
M'EED OK THE HOMEItS.
Croat -FlIghlM Made by lllrdx III
Tin rate of flight of the carrier pigeon
has almost equaled In Interest as .1 scien
tific topje tha question of the "Et ne of di
rection" or this and other birds, whereby
thy are enabled to fly oier huge tracts
with nn Instinct of unerring kind guiding
thorn to their own place. Lately a great
p'geon flight was organized in France,
the Eiffel tower lieing telected as the lwint
of departure. The pigeons were drawn not
only rrom distant parts or Franco, but also
rrom Belgium. The time or flight and the
time or arrival at home were did noted,
with certain interesting rcEults regard
ing the rate or progression.
Thus ono pigeon flew 93 1-2 miles, we
are told, at the rate or 47 miles per hour.
This was a high rat,nndin.i lieciassiried
with a riigbl or 2G4 mil's at 43 miles an
hour. The account rrom which I quote
udds, hincver, that thcte rales are low
when compared with the records of pre-,
tlous flights. Thus, a distance of GOO
mil's has been covered by a pigeon in
twelve hours. From Blois to Dijon is a
distance of 200 miles, and this has In en
accomplished bv a pigeon in 4 hours and
4G uiinufs. Higher rates than even 60
mil's an hour are said to have been chroni
cled. IVumau'i FUh Mory.
Our townsman, William B Andrews, one
day reccntl was walking along the banks
of the Cauasawacta Creek eating a cand
wlcb, and on account of the unusual
disparity between bread and meat, he
threw the redundant piece into the water.
Immediately a school of large fish, mostly
perch, bubbled around it fighting for the
Mr. Andrews searched hlsiiockctforafirh
line und hook, but all in vain, and was b
ginning to despair when his eye lighted on a
blucksuake. At that moment heremembcred
how his father uted to tell him that black
suakes were experts in catching flfh. He
therefore grabbed the reptile by the tail,
carried It to the creek and held it oer the
struggling fih. The snake proved lUelf a
ljorn angler, and in the course of an hour
Mr. Andrews had captured forty-nine fish.
A few days later as he was walking in the
same place he rclt something rub against his
leg.and looking down he saw his frleno the
blacksnake, eager for mores port. Woman's
Edition or the Chenango Telegraph
You'll read the Morning Times, If
you want all tho news!
Speaking or "bo preachers," who are
prevalent in the South, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal
sas: "They are becoming
a nuisance and causing men of thought to
become very tired; for they and those who
henc-ourage them are making a travesty
or the most sacred or human concerns. We
have been having them ror quite a while,
the first one naturally creating a sensa
tion. But the crop lias been increasing
every year, until now, as Is the case with
the English sparrows, there must be found
a way to abate them or the cause of Chris
tianity will suffer."
You'll read the Morning Times, If
you want all tho nonit!
One Brief Year.
TTpou the bosom of the earth men's dwell
The earth upon the bosom of the sen;
All living, dying worlds upon God's death
' Poor Sou ot God! no place ot rest found
After He took on Him our human part
And, (one brief year) did rest on Mary's
i Marion Wilcox in Harper's Magazine.
You'll read the Morning Times, It
you want all tho news!
Delivered to any part- oftht dty.
Reports of Committees Received at
a Well Afteocled Meeting.
Hokora and DrrterK Indorne the Kelt-
i 15 -
Ington Boycott,. Tind Seeal Con
corni l'laced On t he Unfair List.
An enthusiastic meeting of flic Federation
of La borw.n held last evening at Plasterers'
Hull, corner Four-and-a-half street aud
Feniisylvani.t aenue, l'resident James F.
McIIurIi In the ihair. Thcultendancc was
unuvuullI.irKe, there bclns present repne
scntathci from llilri-teeii labor urgan
J7alloin iu the District. Credentials of
delegate from the Tin aud Sheet Iron
Worker, llorse-shocrs, aud Butchers'
unions were received and fatorubly con
sidered. The principal business of Ihe meeting was
the hearlug of reports of shunting und kpe
cial committers, aid the consideration of
communications from several local labor
A commit teen as appointed to wnltupon
Mr. Ch.irles Bauiu, wJio has taken out a
building permit, lo ascertain If he would
keep hi promise, made lo Ihe Federation
some time ago, that when ho built he
would employ none other than unluu
At Ihe request ofthe paperlinnsersacoin.
mitlee was appointed lo call upon Mr.
Cbas Kaufmaiin, on Seeuth street be
tween U and E streets northwest, In ref
erence to tho employment of union labor.
The chairiuaiiot the grievance co mmltlce,
of the stonecutters! stated that the re'xirt
that Hie difficulty between Ihe stonecutters
'and bri'klnjcrsat Fort Merlud been ami
cably sel lied w as erroneous.
A iielcg.it e from the Letlir Carriers" re
ported that the Letter Carrier or Phila
delphia had engaged the Marine Hand to
lead ihe irorganltlon on Labor l)iy. Thli
report created no llltie excitement, as ono
of the local oigniiUatlnnt fell they had a
first mortgage or the M-rvle-es or Ihe Marine
Band Tor the occasion Tho matter was
fettled, for the lime at least, by a member
or Ihe Kind, who -was pivsenl as a dele
gate, nlio Mated that the Marine Band
would not go to Philadelphia I'll Labor
Da), but would talre part in the parado
A representative rrom the Bakers" Drleers'
Union stated that fjrg.1ni2.uI0u had 11111111
mously Indorsed the action of the Federa
tion of Labor and Assembly 00, K. tit L ,
In placing the Ecklngton. boldVrs' Home
and Belt Line street Italln.ijs on the
unfair IKt, anil that a pcuntl or $1 would
be lmpos"I on the members for each viola
tion or that rule. ,
A ictltiou was receded rrom the Butch
ers" Union requeuing that the secretary
or the Federation tie instructeel to write
Messrs. Nicholas AuUi and N. II. Lcoffler
and request them to hereafter emplo) none
but union hutchTs
A conifilalnt was made that the butchers
at the slaughter house near Benniiigs were
made -to work long lours tor only $1 jier
The Cranrord Paving Company was
placed on the unfair list for the non-compliance
with tbeleiuands oT union labor.
Yiiu'il rend the Morning TIiucm, If
you want nil the ne!
AXACOSTIA NEWS. '
Poliiemau Hyerjat Bennings last night,
arrested John Gazelle and Michael Gazelle,
two trumps. One he charged with being u
saspieious character. The other, who had
a pistol, vtm charged with carring con
Charles Tolson, of Lincoln street, has
returned from Colonial Beach.
Miss Alice Llnger.accompanledb Charles
, Linger,, returned jesterdday from Wash
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brlscoc.of Jefferson
street, returned )eatcrday from Bound 1
Hill, where the hae been speudmg the
Br. H.V.rjles is spending a short taca
Hou at Pine Point.
You'll read the Morning Tillies, It
you nut all the ne!
QneerStruct are Tinea rthedXear Balti
more. In the center of a little point or high land
that makes up from what wasjirobably
once the head ot Battle Creek, in CaUert
county, was recently unearthed what is
thought to be an ancient tomb of some kind.
The crypt appears to have been bailt
into the earth and walled with brown sand
stone. An immense flat, hexangular
snaped stone, nine feet long, four feet broad,
and two and a half feet thickwas used as a
While the structure is crude in themanner
of Its construction, it is telle ctl by those
who hae investigated Its various features
that the tomb was put together with'
human hands. Archaeologists arc positive
that it is almost impossible for the tomb to
have been of natural formation, the sur
roundings and every other Indication show
ing too plainly that such could not ha e been
the case. It is therefore-presumed to be
the relic of some age and people that tia c
long since passed Into oblivion. Tnediscov
ery ot the tomb has created no small amou nt
of excitement In the neighborhood, and
theories arc rampant regarding Its origin.
There are some who are ot the opinion that
it is a relic of that prehistoric nation of
whom lately were found traces in differ
ent parts of the country. It Is undoubt
edly a singular structure, at all events, and
it may be all If not more than Is claimed.
Baltimore Herald! v
JOKES OX TIIE SMALL BOT.
Tommy Paw, wba is the board of educa
Mr. Flgg In the!; days when I went to
school 11 was a pine shingle. Indianapolis
"Sugar," remarkcctJohmiy, as be lifted
several lumps to bis open face, "has reached
the top notch, and a drop may bo expect
ed." Life. l ,
He Didn't Fight.
"Willie, have you been In another fight?"
"No, mamma. This feller outclassed me
and I wasn't In It" Brooklyn Life.
A Historical Item.
One day recently in a Bundee school the
teacher was examining the class in history
and asked one of the boys:"How did Charles
Tlie boy paused for a m,pmenl, and one of
his arm op lo bis collar to signify decapita
Boy No. 1 ak once grasped, as be thought,
his friend's meaning, "and exclaimed, to
the great amusement of the class: "Please,
sir, he died of cholera?' London Morning'
Journal. v -
You'll, read, theMoriilmr Times, If
you want mil the 'news!
And like a gem, pure, rare, of priceless
Torn rrom the womb otclay which gave it
Was brought loJife this noble thing and set
In precious golden verse and rodelit.
Sparkling the surface and Its glowing soul
Burns like a living flame within a gem;
Perchance It is the fire Prometheus stole
Crystallized for a monarch's tliadcm.
New Orleans Picayune.
The .Strange House.
The detective had dropped the paper
teling how Balvatore CaaIIcre, the Long
Branch Italian, made bis dwelling a store
bouse of plunder,
"Etery houso holds its mystery,'" he
Then he told the story of the house on
West Tenth street, not far from Fifth
avenue. He could not specify more par
ticularly, be declared.
"1 was detailed to watch Il,""he went
on, "because there was something odd
about Its tenant. A most respectable
house iu a most respectable neighborhood,
it bad been sublet to oue William Smith,
a small dark man with a foreign accent.
"He bad paid six months" rent lu ad
vance iu lieu of reference, and as the
dull summer season was coming ou, the
agent had not quibbled over this slight
'violation of bis lule requiring references.
Whence he came, what his trade, no oue
could say. The rent had been paid In
"Aftor Mr. Bmltb had moved in he
rented unfurnished the strange proceed
ings began which attracted the neighbors'
attention. Just after sunduwu muffled
men began toapiir at the door, which
would open, revealing the dimly lit hall.
The iellors entered. Now ihe special feat
ure or Ihecase was Uiatnoonc ever came out,
while Mr. Smith exiMt-el apparently in
dependent or the butcher and baker. If
you rang, the manservant simply told
ou that his master was not in. Hut other
persons evidently round him in. Three
or four iiersons passed that threshold
dally, never lo reappear over it. Ot
course Hie neighboring icrvnuts whls
liered marvelous talcs or ghosts. If you
went and (canned the faces of those who
entercil, ou round them to be apparent!
gentlemen, with thin, intellectual laces.
'Going up Hie steps the -visitor would
peer about as If fearing observation. One
of the double hall doors stood closed.
While he walled he invariably stepped be
hind this screen until the other door was
opened. Then it shilt upon him. You might
watt all night und the next day, as I have
done, but the visitor never reappeared.
The house, heavily shuttered, presented
an Impassive frout to the street that told
nothing or IU mystery.
"Naturally I indulged In theories or
murder or other crime being committed
there. But I here were no reiioru or miss
ing men, and newspaper personalsgavc no
clew. Nor did we have any complaints or
other evidence Justirying a raid. Finally
I decided to take the matter into my own
hand. I dlil this by boldly going up the
steps the third time I bad been told twice
by the trange servant that Mr fcnilth was
out. On this occasion I followed dote on
the heels or one or the visitors, who proba
bly was destined never to appear agaia. I
rang, ami after n lew minutes the door was
oiiened. The same servant stood there.
He was black, with the regular features be
longing to the Ea-t Indies or North Afri
can". H you ever venture as Tar east as
Constantinople vou may sec men or his
type in the cosmopolitan street throng.
Tlie peculiarity or this man was his shin
ing black eyes that looked me through
and through He was in the regulation
black mlt 'nod white cravat or the house
" 'Mr. Smith?'
" 'Sees no one,' he began in a slightly
foreign accent. A heavily shaded lamp
011 the stairway threw a subdued light
" "But some oue entered a half minute
before me," I bega. On the other occa
sions I bad asked who this mysterious
8aiilh who concealed an interesting per
sonality very cunningly under that most
commonplace name miglt be, what bis oc
cupation, whence be came. On both occa
sions the door had slammed In my face.
"This tim I took the precaution to put my
root over th sill In such a way that the
door could not close. The man attempted
It. I stepped Inside. Thedoorswunginto
its place with a little metallic click.
"I ranchd the black eyes mapped angrily,
but the man motioned me civilly into an
adjoining room. This wub an ordinary
apartment lurnlshed In the way or rooms In
houses that are sublet, where the. bric-a-brac
and essentials giving expression have
ben removed. A lamp with'a red shade
lit the place.
" 'Wait. I wilU'e," said the black.
"Presently be returned, this time bearing
a silver tray, on which were a curiously
carved sliver decanter and some glasses,
with a plate or biscuits. The man made a
sort or obeisance that had in it something
oriental as if he had stepped out of one of
the stories dealing with the Caliph Haroun
" 'While you wait, won't you have some
"His accents were so sauve that, forget
ting any suspicion, I did not stay his hand
when he lwared some liquid like claret
into one of the long decanters. Lifting it
to my lips I found It was a curious tasting
beverage. Tor a moment I thought It was
molten fire. Then the black retainer ap
peared to the dancing before my ej es, and I
"When I awoke I was on the couch in
the same room. The lamp was Gtlll burn
ing. I raised mjscif up. My head ached
terribly. On a chair near me sat a litUe
monkey grinning and chattering. It star
tled me at first, but in my trade one ceases
to be afraid, because back of everything,
however mysterious, we are accustomed to
find human cunning.
"I rose, threw back the shutters and
daylight poured Into the room. I had been
there all night. No one stirred except tho
poor little beast of a gibbering ape. I
made my way to the outside door, seeing
no one, and rau down the steps into the
street, the monkey following.
"I returned with the policeman on the
beat. We searched the house high and low.
There was no evidence of occupancy be
yond thai of the little ape. No trunk or
clothing or food or even the silver decanter
from which I had drunk. About the ape's
neck was a curiously carved little silver
chain with some odd. cabalistic device. At
the zoo at the -park they told me that he
was of the Indian species.
"During my all night stupor, what bad
become ot the mysterious Mr. Smith and
his visitors? They were never seen nor
heard of again. The house was Just an
ordinary dwelling on an ordinary street.
But for me it still has an enigmatical ex
pression of inexplicable mystery-. New
Dlnwiddie I wonder wbyyoung Dr.
Pepsin finds it so difficult to work up a
practice, when other young physicians
arc doing well. He graduated high in bis
Hiland That is true, but he finds it im
possible to raise a beard. Detroit Free
, - Papa's Joy.
"Ma," inquired Bobby, "hasn't pa
qneer Idea ot heaven?"
"Well, I think, not, Bobby. Why?"
"I beard him, say that the week yon
spent at the seashore seemed like.hcaven
to "mm." PoUSTiwTHeview.
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CIITMMIE FADDE.VIX THE FLESH.
Au Infant Anthropoid in tho Pitts
burg Zoological Garden.
Schenley Park Zoo has acquired a novelty
which will doubtless lie a drawing card for
some time to come. It is a baby monkey.
Little Chimmlc Faddcn.as he was promptly
named, arrived yesterday in the Ilrst Jiangs
of orphanhood though not inconsolable. It.
is six or eight months since Chlmniie first
entered this vale of woe, but he seems to
have been having a right jolly time.
It be is nothing but a tiny cage of
bones, with a black bead and black tail,
both preposterously large for an infant
simian, he has not lacked Ihe best of care
from his birth. The fact that Clummie is
there is proof positive ot this, a3 monkeys
are very delicate and hard to rake.
No sooner did Cliinimic appear, rather
mother-sick, on the scene, than he was
adopted by Annie, who occupies the cage
next to Joe Rooney and the popular Dick.
Annie carefully brushed the orphan's
bangs out ot his beady, black eyes, restored
the saucy curl lo the lackadaisical tail,
stuffed a bit of sugar into his little button
hole of a mouth and tookhim pigaback.
Annie rather liked the unusual fact of
carrying a baby around on her back, and
grinned delightfully. Chimmie liked it, too.
He hasn't arrived at an independent age yet,
and bad misled -a tender mother's carefs
for bevcral days. Both took to.it so
naturally that Annie spent all day doing
the trapeze act or racing excitedly up and
down the monkey-house.
She only stopped long enough to stuff
some dainty into her fottcr baby's mouth,
as it was poked in a constantly yawing
condition, over her -shoulder. If Chimmie
essayed to try his locomotor mu!c!es,and
dropped from her back to crawlin the saw
dust after tome specially choice morsel,
poor Annie was frantic. She closely fol
lowed him, keeping her band on his choul
der until be consented to-be carried again.
Meanwhile the surprise of Annie's mate
was comic to see. He watched Annie with
her treasure silently for a long while.
Chimmie didn't look like her, for Annie
is a red; prehensile-tailed monkey. Still,
the matter seemed quite correct,- for it
certainly wasn't an ordinary love affair.
So he decided he had better install him
self as bead of the family at once. He did
bo by following the two around and getting
in a caress on baby Chimmie at every op
portunity. His face was full of anxiety
whenever mother and babe became sepa
rated. They are probably the happiest
family in the Zoo. Pittsburg Dispatch.
A. census of centenarians has been taken
in Franco, and the results show that there
are now alive 213, persons, who are over
100 years old. Ot these 14"' are-women,
the alleged stronger sex 'being only able
to show G6 specimens who are managing
still to "husband out life's taper," after
tho lapse of a century. The preponder
ance ot centenarians of the supposed weaker
sex has led to tho revival of some amus
ing theories tending to explain the phe
nomenon. One cause of the longevity of
women is stated to be, for" instance, their
propensity to talk, much and to gossip,
perpetual prattlo being highly conducive
it Is said, to the active circulation ot the
blood, while tbebpely rcriiainJmu'atigued
and undamaged. More serious theorists
or statisticians, while commenting on the
subject ot the .relative longevity ot the
sexes, attribute the supremacy of women,
in the matter to the well-known cause
namely, that, in general she leads a mora
calm and nnimnassloned existence, than a
man, whose life la so-often on of tofl,
trouble and excitement.
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TWO PAHK GABDENS.
Tropical Plants in One and Old-Fash
loned Furniture in the Other.
There are, near the northern end of Ccn-.
tral Park, two gardens too much neglected,
by the public. One of these Is the tropical
garden, just east of McGowan's Pass Tav
ern, and the other, a genuire old fash
ioned flower garden, mear the foot of tho
slope, still fuither east or the same place
and close to tbe park nurseries. The trop
ical garden is housed until mid-May in the
unpretentious old hothouse near by. The
plants flourish admirably In the open, aud
they are so situated thattheyhavcabundant
protection agnlu-t cold winds, and are not
likely to be reached by late frosts. Thcso
plants Include some ot the rarest in tho
possession of the city. Many of them are
from Australasia and were the gift of a
wealthy friend of the park. '
This year part ot these plants have been
set out at the Fifth avenue aud Fifty-
ninth street entrance. Before that they
had been used to decorate the music pa
vilion on the JIaIIHbutlhey sufrered there
from lack of sunlight. A grav e and bearded
German workman has long had charge of
the tropical garden and of the plauUln win
ter quarters. Though be has the air of a
simple laborer, be Is enough of a botanist
to know hlH charges by their long Latin,
names, and to tell visitors to what coun
tries tbe plants are native. He takes great
pride in the fact that his tropical guests
have entirely i6capcd frost during recent
severe winters, and that, too, lu face of The
fact that the arrangements for warming
their quarters arc somewhat crude. Other
and smaller tropical greenhouses, near
the one mainly devoted to the Australasian
plants, turn out lu summer time ahandsome
array of palms, ferns, banana trees, and
other curious plants, some of which ax
used iu decorating the bouses of entertain
ment inthepark. There are enough tropical
plants ot various kinds to make possible
a very charming and altogether unique ex
hibition, but little has been attempted be
yond the garden and the decoration of
the restaurants. A scheme for an elabo
rate greenhouse for wintering inesc plant
has never been carried out.
Tbe old fashioned garden near tbe eastern
foot of Mount St. Vincent has been elabo
rated Ibis summer as never before. The
bead gardener, a man wno knowsand loves
plants, has covered about a half acre with,
a great variety of old fashioned flower
ing plants, such as were not needed for
dceroating the public squares and the flower
beds or the park. Brilliant foliage plants
were taken from the neighboring nursery
and used fur bordering tbe garden, while
tall grass llkeplanls were scattered through
It, Tiger lilies, geraniums and bait a
dozen less familiar showy plants are all
blooming In abundance, so that this retired
corner Is one or the most brilliant spots in
any of the parks. In the nurseries near by
are several score of small potted chrysan
themums that may eventually find their
way Into the garden. The chrysanthemum
is not greatly pi-zed by the park authori
ties, and no attempt has been made to
propagate the new varieties.
Not far away from the gay old fashioned
garden is the snot where the grass gar
den was once started. The experiment lu
growing grasses so as to secure uniformity
of quality has been abandoned, and the
stock or tbe grass garden was carried oft
to be used for sodding In East River Park.
Tbe experiment had progressed far enough
to show that it was possible t produce
a great variety of grasses, and to keep
them separate so as to insure uniformity
in each plot It Was once hoped that the
-park authorities, would undertake grass
gardening upon n large scale and gradually
replace Ill-covered lawns with suilabl
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