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THE EVENING TIMES, TUESDAY, AXTGrUST 2J, 1893.
Consult us freely and without
charge whether yon purchase here
or not. on all matter relating to the
complete or paitlil famishing or
yoar house suites, or room.
. Our new Fall Stock is a
revelation to house furnish
ers it is the best we were
ever able to secure, and the
prices are uiarvelouslj: low.
The handsome suites of
Furniture and beautiful Car
pets are really a pleasure to
All the stock we have
bought is not in yet, but
there is enough already to
nearly fill the store and make
an excellent showing.
Consult our prices beforo you
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Streets.
LEFT FOR riTTSnUItG.
llr. Grny Will Take Clmrjjo of Klt
Mr. Charles Gray left last evening foi
Pittsburg to take possession of the remains
otW. W. Klttell, tho War Department clerk
who commuted suicide in that city yester
Mr, Gray -was the dead man's most Inti
mate friend, and as soon as lie wasadUsed
of the facts sent a telegram to KlttcU's
parents, -who are now In Bartow, Fl.i , noti
fying them of the sad occurrence. Up to
the time of lcaviiig the city Mr. Gray had
not heard anj thing in Tcply to his tele
grams, but as the young man's parents nre
believed to be ten miles from the nearest
telegraph station, a reply is cot expected
Boon One of KlttcU's brothers, v. ho lives
at Omaha, Neb , was also notified of the
suicide, and it is believed will go to
The chief of police nl Pittsburg sent o
dispatch to MaJ Moore on jesterday after
noon, asking what disposition lie should
make of the body, and this is believed to
have hastened Mr Gray's departure.
WOItKLN'fi AS A MAID.
Strange Freak of a Scliool Teacher
Fitcbburg, Mass., Aug. 27. Miss Lucre
tia Clark, the school teacher, who mysteri
ously disappeared from the streets of
Plainfield, N. J., Friday, August 9, has
t?en found here working as a housemaid in
Inc house of Ex-Mayor Charles S. Harden,
Under the name of Mary Burke.
Her mind seems to be temporarily un
balanced, and she says her only remem
brance Is of going mi a Fall River boat
from New York to Eoston, where Mr.
Hayden found her on the 10th of August In
an employment bjreau.
A detectlve,found her yesterday, and she
started with relatives for her home In
STHIKK FOR RECOGNITION.
Eli Hundred PuiitNinnLers Go Out In
Baltimore, Aug Z7. Six hundred tail
ors, members of Pantsniakers"Union, No
88, have gone on strike, and all the gar
ment workers of the city may become
Saturday night the Contractors' Associa
tion met and passed resolutions declaring
that the employes of membe rsof the associa
tion mu-t quit the union or their jobs "As
a result of this action the pantsmakers
refused to go to work yesterday.
At a meeting of strikers last night it was
determined that they would remain out until
their union is recognized.
Blackburn Wins Again.
Trankfort, Ky., Aug. 27. Senator Black
burn has captured the Barren county rep
resentative, B W. Stradcr. The sound
money candidate was opposed by J. M.
Itichardson, Henry Edwards, and J. D.
Wilson, all free. silver advocates Rich
nrdson won by a big majority over all
Senator Blackburn claims 45 out of the 80
Going to Scotland.
Rev. W. G. Davenport and Mrs. Daven
port will depart on Wednesday next to
bring back from Scotland the remains of
their son, Dana Davenport. In the raorn
li.g of the day on which they leave holy
communion will be celebrated at Emman
uel Church, and later In the day the min
ister and bis wife start for New York,
whence they sail 00 Friday.
9 Broke Both Legs.
While Mr. J. M. Lawton, a lawyer, re
siding at No. 1143 Twenty-fourth 6trcet
northwest, was sitting on the porch rail
In front "of his residence jesterday after
noon be lost his balance and fell backward,
Striking the ground and breaking both legs.
He was removed to Garfield Hospital,
where he received proper treatment.
Printing Offlco Examinations.
Applications for positions as compositors,
pressmen, bookbinders, stereotypers, and
electrotypers will be examined at the Gov
ernment Printing Office to-morrow by tbn
Civil Service Commission. Five years' ex
perience is a necessary qualification for
You'll read tho Mornlnc Times, If
you nimt all tho news! '
Are You Already a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
LABOR BUREAU DISCUSSED
Conference Committee Holds an In
Meetings of Other Trades Organiza
tions and Plana for tho Labor
Day Parade Matured.
The labor bureau conference committee
held its second session last evening In The
Times building. There were present del
egates representing twenty-six of the labor
organization of the city.
The meeting was called to order by the
temporary chairman. The first business
was the election of perniancnt,officers,
which resulted as follows: President N.
C. Bprague, of the International Printing
Pressmen Union; vice piosldcnt, Arthur
Keck, Tailors' Assembly; secretary, C. J.
Ilea, Eccentric Engineers; treasurer, Gcoge
O. Cook, Bricklayers' Union.
plans and devise ways and means for the
establishment of a labor bureau and free
Messrs. J. T. Doyle, George O. Cook and
Arthur Keep were appointed a committee
to draft rules and regulations for the gov
ernment of thQ labor bureau. The com
mltteo wns'lnstructcd to report progress
at tho next regular meeting.
Tho conference adjourned to meet again
In Tho Times building on September 0.
The Carpenters' Union, No. 190, Broth
erhood of Carpenters, met last night at their
hall. No. 037 Massachusetts avenue north
west. The evening was occupied In dis
cussing plans Tor tho Labor Day celebra
tion. It waEdeclded to wear uniforms con
sisting of a regulation black hat and dark
suit of cloth's. The gtars and stripes win
be floating from every etaff carried by the
The Amalgamated Association of Car
penters and Joiners met last night at Cos
tello's Hall and made final arrangements
for the Labor Day celebration.
A badge to be worn by the members was
selected. The sum of $8.38, the price of
tools stolen from him, was returned to
one of the members. The following dele
gates were elected to the Carpenters'
Council: W. II. Heuson, A. Murray, R. R.
Rhodes, W. A. Reed, and J. D.McKay. The
action of the tailors in placing Morton C.
Stout and Company on the unfair Hat was
Carriage and Wagoninakcrs' Assembly
No aG, K. of L"., held a special meeting
last evening at Bunch's Hall,, Eighth street,
oear.D street northwest.
The action of District Assembly No. 6G In
placing the" EtMnglon, Eoldlers' Home
and Belt Line railways, Nick Autli, a
butcher who does business at the Center
and Northern Liberty markets, and Mrs
E.A. Haines, dealer In dry goods at the cor
ner of Eighth street and Pennsyhanla
a cnucsoutheast, on theunfairllst was unan
Nine new members were initiated .
Aspcclal meeting of the Granite Cutters'
Hall, Pennsyhanla avenue, between First
and Second streets northwest..
The object of the meeting wa3 to take
some action on the decision of the Labor
Day conference in relation to the protest
raised some time ago by the granite
cutters against the appolntment-ot Mr.
D. A. Walsh, of the Stonecutters' Union.4
as one of the chief marshal's aides for the
Labor Day parade.
The matter being settled satisfactory
to all concerned, at the conference meeting,
the Granite Cutters have decided to turnout
in full force on Labor Day and make as
At the regular meeting of L. A. No. 1228
K. of L. , Plasterers' Lathers, held last night
at Mechanics' Hail, regular rountine busi
ness was transacted and one new member
was installed. The uniform to be worn
on Labor Day was chosen nnd will consist
of duck pants, white hats, black ties, and
a lath to be carried by each of the twenty
five parailers. As Wm. Garner, thcclotliier,
at No. 801 Seventh street northwest, has
made the lowest bids the outfits will be
bought of him.
The Bricklayers' Union, No..l, met last
night at their hall, corner of Seventh and
L street northwest. The meeting was
called with a view of obtaining suits Tor
the Labor Day celebration. Thus far the
bricklajers have been unable to secure a
uniform whicii suits their fancy.
At a largely-attended meeting of the
Journeymen Plasterers, K. of L , held last
evening at Plasterers' Hall, corner Pennfyl
vania avenue and Four-and-a-balf street
northwest, the action of District Arscruuly,
G6, placing Nicholas Auih, the butcher,
on the unfair list was unanimously en
dorsed. Furthermore, It was determined
that they would go without "before they
would eat any meats prepared by him.
The contract for uniforms was awarded
to Saks & Co. The uniforms will be ready
to morrow, and may be bad on application
to the committee on uniforms. .. -
The I. r. P. U., or International Print
ing Pressmens' Union, will follow the I. P.
U. Ill the second division in the Labor Day
parade, and will not be In the rear.
A representative pressman called at The
Times office last night and said that the
union was antagonistic to the ago limit
In the Government Printing Office, as nt
the I. P. P. U. convention held In Phlladel-
phla June 17, n resolution was Introduced
and adopted protesting against the age
limit, and averring that the pressmen are
of the opinion that a man is in his prime
when between forty and fifty years of
Bakers' Drivers L. A., 1046, K. of L.,
met last evening and made final arrange
meutsforLaborDay. W. B. Cbrisman was
elected manual, and selected as his aides
SO CEBTS A M0BtH
Send In Tour SuDsnipMs at Ou'CoaMMon tote-3,009 Cslnmns lor 50 Cents.
Q. W. Nairn and Frank Hayes. The re
cording secretary was Instructed to procure
an American flax to bo carried In the lino
ThcKnlghts of Labor will hold their seven
teenth general assembly In this city for
two weeks beginning oa November 13.
About 100 delegates are expected to at
tend. MEETING OF SUFFHA GISTS.
Colored Citizens Who Are to Vote
In Support of Their Bights.
A largely attended meeting of the friends
of suffrage was held last night In the
Mount Flsgah A. M. E. Zlon Church, on
Tenth and R streets northwest. The
speeches which were delivered were liber
ally applauded, and those present seemed
enthusiastic for the restoration of the
Tight of suffrage In the District or
The meeting was called to order by Mr.
Henry Hulton, who Introduced, w tho
first speaker, Thomas L. Jones, of the
illstrict bar. Mr. Jones said that ho fa
vored the restoration of suffrage because
he believed that there were many wrongs
in connection with the administration of
the District government "which needed to
bo righted. ,
Hi wnBfoUowed by Mrs.Etta J. Webster,
who said that sho was present because she
was interested in the oppressed nnd the
down trodd"n everywhere. She believed
that If tho right ofsuf trago was restored that
tho lives and liberties of the people here
would bo made more tecure. "The negro,"
eaid sho, "has counted tho cost and proposes
to haa his rights, but only his rights."
Tho next speaker was Mr. Richard Laws,
who delivered an able addrces, which was
lRvrally applauded; raying that if tho
people here had the right of suffrage
there flicy would beglveiithcopportunity of
earning an honest living for themseU es and
Perry Careon was the last speaker and he
gavo some of the reasons why he faored
suffrage. There were suggestions offered
as to tho further work of the suffrage
poople In that section of the city and It was
determined to hold another meeting at the
samo church next Monday cenlng.
NOT SHOUT IN HIS ACCOUNT.
of Ills Recent Deposit.
In view of the constructions that have
been placed upon Mr. Spofrord's state
ment that he recently paid to the Treasury
the sum or $22,400 on his accounts, tho
Librarian of Congress desires that the
following explanation bo made public:
He states that the payment was what
he had found to be the approximate bal
ance between two accounts the Treas
ury owing him for several monthly dis
bursements of library salaries, and he owing
llio Treasury copyright fees, the adjust
ment of which had been delayed by his en
grossment in pressing labors, preventing
close scrutiny and prompt balancing of
During the entire time of this delay,
running from October, 1803, hehad con
tinued to pay into the Treasury every
two or three montlis copyright fees to tho
amount of over S0D.000 In 184and 1805,
exclusive of the $22,400 referred to.
This was the plain state of the case"
delayed adjustment of accounts, and not
a shortage, as had been widely repre
sented. He distinctly denied that the'
recent deposit was to make good any.
wrongful withholding of moneys due to
FIHE IN THE TREASURY.
It Was In a Storage Boom and Scorch
ed S01110 l'apers.
An alarm of fire was sounded at 4:20
o'clock yesterday afternoon from boc 15G
in the Treasury Department building and
caused considerable excitement in the viciu
ltyof the big white structure'.
The flames were in the stationery storage
room, situated In the basement on the north
front of the building. The blaze was ex-'
tingulshed- before the firo department
reached the scene.
The damage, which was slight, was to
paper only and to the room. The origin
of the fire Is, unknown but it is presumed
to have been spontaneous combustion.
Nearly all the cle-rks had left the build
ing at the time the alarm was given so
there was no panic. In the upper part of
the Treasury building, close under the roof,
an Immense mass of inflammable matter,
consisting of old records stored. -
Fire breaklngout in that part of tbebutld
lng would be exceedingly dangerous. But
though the necessity of providing a fire
proof building 'for the storage of records
has been urged upon Congress for many
years, no action has bce-n taken.
Concealed His Assailant's Name.
James J. Noonan, a young man who
resides at 1140 Twenty-third street
northwest, was set upon and badly beaten
andclubtied by a companlonat 1 1:30 o'clock
last night on the corner of Twenty-third
and M streets. When asked the name of
his assailant by the police, Noonan replied:
"He Is a friend of mine and I won't
give you his name."
He was removed to the Emergency Hos
pital in the Third precinct patrol wagon
where a number of bad cuts and bruises
Sent to an Asylum.
William R. Hansford, the Govcrnme
Printing Office employe who has been act
ing peculiarly for the past few weeks and
who has bcenmisslngfromhome, wasfound
yesterday. A. G. Doane, one of Hansford's
friends, bad him examined, and he was
scut to St. Elizabeth's Asylum.
Tho Morning Times for enterprise.
J. H. tVlltbcrEer Dead.
John B. Wlltbcrger, for a long time sec
retary and treasurerof tne Rock Creek Cem
etery, died last evening at Terra Cotta, D.
C. The deceased was a native of tills city
and had readied his seventy-fourth year.
A widow and seven children survive him.
Tho Morning Times for enterprise.
Delivered to any fart of the city.
KEEP- CHILDREN HIDDEN
Kendall Behoof 'Handicapped by
Sensitive and Careless Parents.
Determined Effort-": Will B Made to
Gather Mute for Instruction,
and tho LaW Acquires.
The Kendall Primary School and Gallau
det College for the Deaf and Dumb will
reopen on September 19. Among the Im
provements for the next school year, It has
been decided to Inaugurate a course of
technical study, in accordance with the
urgent requests froni, the supcrlntende-nts
nnd principals of American schools fur
The faculty for the coming year has
been slightly changed, several new pro
fessors having been added to the corps.
Dr. Edward M. GalUudct, Ph. D., Is
president and' profe-ssor of mural and
political science. Edward A. Fay, Ph. D ,
Is professor of languages. In the depart
ment of literature and English Samuel
Porter Is principal instructor. Rev. John
M. Chlckerlng Is teacher of natural scl
enceand Joseph C. Gordon, M. A., .if mathe
matics and chemistry. John U. IloUhkiss
teaches history and elementary English;
Amos O. Draper, higher mathi-malles and
Latin, and Charles B. Ely rudiments. Ar
thur D. Bryant Is In charge of the draw
ing class, nnd Albert F. Adams of gjra
nastlcs. In the department of articulation, Joseph
C. Gordon, Ph. D., is the principal, and Is
assisted by Mary T. G. Gordon, Kate H.
Fish, and Charles R. Ely. Gallandct Col
lege is Intended only for advanced stu
dents, but the Kendall school Is designed
solely for young children or those whose
education has been neglected and it Is
therefore primary and elementary In all
In speaking of the Kendall school, Dr.
Gallandet said to a Times reporter that
the labor and advantages of this Institu
tion nre very little known. It is a free
school, supported entirely by gov
ernment funds, nnd Is intended solely to
assist those persons who can not afford
to give educational advantages to their
afflicted children. But Mr. Gallandet says
he has every reason to believe that there
arc here In Washington many afflicted
children who csu not avail themselves of
ths cxccptiloual opportunity to relieve
their tad condition. Many parents are
i-cnsltivc in regard to having mute chil
dren and for this reason keep them isolated
In their homes.
Some are too Indolent to prepare their
children properly for school, nnd others
are lgiioraut of the fact that the school is
free, and so a la rge percentage are deprived
of its advantages.
Dr. Gallandet Is about to take activestcps
to discover any such carelessness on the
jiart of parents orgardians.
IT HAS NO CATALOGUE.
Serious Deficiency In tho Great Con-
Kruodoital Library-. '
- Editor Times: In the present discussion
.qtcyhejitfalrs.o.f "what should betbelead-
ingllbrary of the world( one important point
iua n.e iii. ,&,","
Its volumes already number a million. -(ana
nre,rapldly on.the4ncreasei Its future
home, now nearing completion, is the most
superb possessedtjy; any nation. In Mr.
Spofford It has- a jlieAeTt shamefully over
burdened and broken with work, but un
equalled and Irreplaceable, whose' loss
would be a calamlir and in his assistants
a body of gentlemen polite and obliging,
experienced In their duties and tlwrerugriiy
qualified Inevery respect ., , , ,
L."ln aTl"tbe essentials but one of a great
library It stands thif hTflie world Ei-dayr
.tliaj of,tljo BxlUsle-Mtisoum lu London.acu,
the Biblloteeiuc Natlonale' in Paris alone
But that one fatal want Is, strange to say,
that it has no catalogue, and is, conse
quently, the laughing stock of foreigners,
and een of the habitues of such compara
tively small collections as those of Phila
delphia. Boston and Chicago.
As such a state of things can be due, of
cou rse. only to the ignorance and parsimony
of Congress, can you notthuader into the
ear of that body conviction of the fact that
a catalogue of thirty-years ago, when the
alcoves contained a paltry hundred thousand
volumes, la of no mjnner of uso to-day,
when they shelve a million nine-tenths
of which are alisolutcly inaccessible to
the student literally "starving in the
midst of plenty.'-!
If you agitate this question until a remedy
lsapplied, your Journal will score toTltscredlt
another much-needed reform. Very re
spectfully. G. W. B.
No. 3070 Q street northwest.
GOES BACK TO MEXICO.
Mr. Ransom Reappointed to tho Mis
sion. The uncertainty concerning tho case of
Hon. Matt. W. Ransom, of North Carolina,
was ended to-day by the announcement of
the ex-Senator's reappointment to the
position of minister to Mexico, which was
declared vacant by -the decision of Acting
nomination t the mission during his Sena
torial term, was unconstitutional.
It was known pretty generally In official
circles yesterday that the commission of
Mr. Ransom would be received at the White
House to-day,.and some surprise was
expressed by those cognizant of the facts,
that it had not been received because their
Information was that Ihe commission had
'been signed on Saturday. That this under
standing la correct,- is borne out by the
date of the document, which came in to
day's White House mall, and is dated
Programme of Dedication Announced
From the War Department.
An order has becnJssued by Secretary
Laniont, announcing the official pro
gram for thededlcantioD of theCbickamauga
and Chattanooga National Military Park,
on the 19tb and 20th of next month.
Gen. J. P. Fullcrton, chairman of the
commission, will serfp as,grand marshal
and have the appointment of his aides. A
military camp will bo maintained on the
battlefield during "tne'dedlcatory services.
A waterproof tent-toaccommodate 10,000
people will be erected.
The orators named for the battlefield ex
ercises are Senator Palmer, of Illinois;
and Senator Gordon, of Georgia, and for
the Chattanooga service Senator Bate, Of
Tennessee, and Representative Grosvenor,
Union Veteran Delegates.
The members of the Colon Veteran's Le-"
glon. Encampment No. 69 at a, receatregil-"
lar assembly elected the following conr
rades to represent the order at the national
encampment to be held on October 16 and
17 at Buffalo, N. I.: Charles E. Trontman,,
Dennis O'Connor, J. C McKibblnv M. M.
Whitney. Luke Kelly, W. P. Davis and
George Grlmlley, with'the following-named
alternates: W. H:.LI vermore, 3, H. Hendriz.
Louis Sen utter, B. S.jBond, BH. Bpecht,
William Keefer and W: C. Allen.
. Tho Morulas Time for enterprise.
FOB WORKMEN'S 'WIDOWS.
Ecoentrlo Engineers' Excursion to
Marshall BaU ou'Labor Day.
Among the many excursions already an
nounced for Labor Day, the one which Is to
be given to Marshall Hall by the Eccentric
Engineers, for the benefit of the widows
otMessrs. Phillips and Davis, tho two work
men who lost their lives by a scaffold fall
ing on July 17, promises to be one of the
most notable events of the day.
In addition to the large number of attrac
tions which are always to be eccn on 'the
green lawns of Marshall Hall, thecommlttce
In charge of the excursion being determined
have secured the services of the Bureau of
Engraving nnd Pruning and the Washington
Light Infantry BaseballTcams, and a match
game by these two crack organizations will
are beyond a doubt the strongest amateur
ball aggregations in the cltyT as well as
In the Departmental League.
During the present season the Bureaus
have no t lost a slnglegame In the two scries
which have been played at National Park.
The Infantry team, although not so suc
cessful in the early part of the season,
have made up for lost time in the second
series, and by winning every game which
they have played have Elven the Bureau
nine a hot race for fie pennant. Thelnfan
try and Bureau teams have not crossed
bats since the early part of the season, and
the game which will bi played at Marshall
Hall promises to be one brim full of Interest
To repay these clubs for their kind
assistance in this worthy cause The Times
has offered u handsomely engraved silver
champagne cooler to the team which car
ries off the victory. Managers Charles Mil
ler, of the Bureaus, and Porter House, ot
the Infantry, will have their regular nines
on the field, and Mr. A. A. Sousa. president
of the Departmental League, will be in
charge of the game. The two teams will
play as follows:
Gllroy, catcher; Stewart, first base; Wlnkle
man, second Lnse; Lee, rhoruvtop; Wisner,
third base; Kleinf chmldt, left field; Hcydlcr,
center field; Sbrieve, right field.
Bureau Engraving and Printing Ber
nard, pitcher; Beach, catcher; Dove, first
liase; Madlgan, second bafe; McCnuley,
shortstop; Leach, third bafe; Flaherty,
left field; Croplcy, center field; Farrell,
STARTED A NEW PARTY.
Mr. I.uhlu Says Ho Is tho Farmers'
Mr. D. Lubln, of Sacramento, Cal., the
gentleman who has carried the Idea of
protection to its logical conclusion, was In
the city to-day. Mr. Lubln is endeavoring
to form a third party in the Interest of
protection tu all American producers.
His scheme Includes a bounty upon all
agricultural products, and bounties to all
other producers whose products are not
protected by tariff duties. This, Mr. Lubln
says willequalizeprotectlonand treatevery
Although a Republican and a believer
in protection, Mr. Lulnn is n-t a believer
In the protective system established by the
'McKlnley bill. He says that unless some
thing can be done to equalize the benefits
ofthe system It should be abolished.
" Primarily, Mr. Lubin is working in the
Interest of the farmers. This class of pro
ducers, besays, has been getting the worst
of all tariff legislation since the beginning
of the system, and he argues that it is
about time a change is made In their
Accordingly Mr. Lubin Is arguing with the
farmers in favor of making an effort to ob
tain their full snare ot the benefits result
ing from the protective 6 stem, nnd Is con
ducting an active campaign with this end
In view. He has attended ail the large farm
ers' meetings held throughout the country
during the past year and has explained his
views. He has laid particular stress upon
the injustice to the laborers of all classes
resulting from existing and preceding tar
Mr. Lubln will attend farmers' meetings
in Maryland and Virginia, and will present
his proposition to them for consideration,
during the next campaign. Mr. Lubln has
no particular desire to advance the cause
of free trade by the work be has undertaken,
but he does not hesitate to acknowledge that
hta efforts are strengthening the free-trade
sentiment among the agriculturists. To
litis, however, he has no objection.
TWO WARRANTS FOR RHODES.
Ho Is Accused by His Wife of Assault
Capt. Julius D. Rhodes, who has figured
in several police court cases, extending over
a number of years, will face Judge Scott
He was arrested last evening by Officer
Marr on a charge of profanity, preferred
byhisdaughterEIlen. Rhodes will not allow
either the son or daughter to live In bis
On Sunday evening after a struggle with
her lord Mrs. Rhodes sent for her son and
daughter, saying that sho was ill. They
came Immediately, but the captain would
not let theth In.
While on the Inside of the locked door the
captain cursed and swore at bis children,
and on this charge he was arrested on a
warrant obtained by his daughter Ellen.
After the departure of the son and daughter
the captain commenced to beat his wife.
-The poor woman came to the police court
to-day and obtained a warrant for her hus
band's arrest on a charge of assault, and
the daughter will obtain another on a simi
lar charge later In the day.
Guardsmen at the Range.
A number of National Guardsmen vis
ited Ordway yesterday and-took advantage
of the voluntary practice. Notwithstand
ing unfavorable conditions, tbe shooting
was creditable, Private W. E. Colladay
making a total of 90 out of 10G. Tbe six
teen men to represent the District in the
Hilton trophy match have been selected
Capt. George D. Anthony, of Wisconsin,
will probably accompany tbe team to Sea
TAK0MA PARK NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. W H. Pope and ton Ira,
left for Boston on Saturday morning.
Mrs. P. C. George returned Saturday
from a six weeks" Yltit to her old home in
Miss Grace Favorite, of Washington,
was recently the guest of Mre. Parsons.
Mrs. D. A. Wbllmer aid her daughter.
Kate, have gone to Culpepper, Va., for a
Miss E1U Lyman, of Washington, -visited
the Misses Campbell Friday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus Lamond were
among tbe Boston excurslonlets who left
Sunday morning to attend tbe great
Mr. Ed. Church, of College, Md., -spent
Sunday with friends in North Takoma.
Mr. Luther Fllcklngcr, of Vienna, Va.,
was a recent guest of Mr. W. L. Tollnier.
Mr. William Connor, of 'Washington,
has lately niovedlntoala new houteonByca
Miss Mertle Tollnier has gone to Vienna
for a visit with friends.
Miss Vlau: McPberron returned from
Harper's Ferry tbe latter part of the weelt.
Tho Mornlmr Times for enterprise
TO-DAY'S MORNING TIMES
contained more Washington,
more-telegraphic news, more
foreign news than all the other
Washington papers combined.
Why? Because The Times is
served by the United Press, the
Associated Press, and the Ben
nett cables. Nothing of interest
escapes The Times no local
happening is overlooked. The
Times is a newspaper first and
last and a newspaper must print
all the news.
At fifty cents a month, the price
of the Morning, Evening, and
Sunday Times, it is the cheapest
newspaper in the world.
My Mysterious Lady.
Ton want to know why I gave up being
a detective. Will, I will tell you, though
It is a sad story.
rou know, sir, that I had a daughter--as
fine a girl as you could wish to see. All
the young fellows around sought her notice.
Well, she got a bit spoiled, and then she fell
In love with a good-for-nothing lazy fellow,
and when I objected grew angry.
One day she went away, with never aline
to say where she had gone .
One day the great Langtdn case made a
seusatlon in the world. It was a case of
wholesale robberies committed in railroad
carriages purses, watches, bags and other
things had been taken from people In the
most clever manner.
One thing we knew that most of the
robberies had been committed in first
class compartments, on elderly people, and
often In the night trains; this made our
chances of discovery more likely.
One day, as I was walking up and down
the. platform at Paddlngton stathTn, I no
ticed a tall, elegant looking woman, who
was evidently going by the same train as
myself. She wore a thick veil, so I could
not see her features, but she was very dark,
w.lth black Iialr.
Her walk seemed familiar to me. and
I tried to recollect where I bad before
seen her. but could not remember, try as I
would. Sho appeared to be quite young,
not mora than seven or eight and twenty,
and was dressed in plain black.
I got Into a first-class' carriage, and Ik
was with a peculiar censation of surprise
that I found mys;lf opposite myIrlend of
tho platform. There was only one other
person in the compartment, an old lady,
surrounded with luggage of all sorts, bags,
baskets and what not.
At last a sweet voice broke the sdence.
"Can you tell me, sir, bow long we stop
at the next station?"
I gave a start that sweet, musical
voice thrilled me strangely. In a moment
my memory flew to my long-lost daughter.
How like, and yet unlike; voice and figure
were hers, but here a brunette beauty, with
her dark skin and black hair, while my
girl was as fair as a Illy.
"You will only have three minutes at the
most, madam," I answered; "it is a small
station, and few get In or out."
She never lifted her veil, but I could
see she was watching me with unusual
I had asked to be permitted to open one
of the windows, but my lady companion had
Implored me not to do so, as she was
suffering from neuralgia. I could say noth
ing further, but inwardly cursed ber
I pulled out my watch. In half an hour
we should be at our next stopping place.
The tall lady In black.had drawn from her
pocket a little bottle ot some strong-smelling
stu ff for ber face achz. She seemed In greztt
pain and used the remedy very freely. The
already stuffy air of the carriage grew still
more Stirling. A peculiar -odor -floated
round me. It was of no use; I mnst open
that window I felt myself dropping off
I must make haste, or I knew no more.
When I was once more conscious I was
still In the train. The old lady was asleep
as before, but the tall lady In black was
Looking out of the window, I saw wo
were some way past our last stopping place.
I had actually slept through all the bustle
of the lady's departure and the noise of the
I put my band to pull out my watch. Lot"
It wasgone, with my purse. With a groan,
I cursed my stupidity. I actually bad bad
the noted robber In my very clutches, and
had let her go.
As soon as we came to our next stopping
placo I at once telegraphed a description
ot the lady to all likely places, and then
took train back to the last station.
It was about 4 o'clock when I reached tho
place. Madam had alighted on that very
platform Just two hours before.
It was neceEsary to act cautiously. I In
quired of the ticket collector If a lady, tall
clad In black, had passed out through tbe
gateway' that afternoon.
He thought a minute, and then said "Yes."
He said she carried a small portmanteau and
refused assistance. He thought she went
tho road to the village, but was not sure.
I walked away, after first taking care to
alter my appearance, so that she would
not recognize me should I overtake ber.
That she was In the village somewhere
was pretty certain, unless she was driven
to Calford station, a distance of ten miles.
Into thepostofficel hurried and telegraphed
the lady might have been driven to Calford,
and got off by train half an hour ago, and
then all would be up.
I would go to the village Inn and get a
meal. I waited until my tea came up, and
asked the girl who brought it It they bad
many visitors in the house.
"O, no, sir; only ajady beside yourself
a tall lady In black sbe be. I Just took her
some tea a few minutes ago, and sho is a
beauty, sure enough.
"Is she fair or dark?" I inquired, care
"For the life of me, sir, I couldn't have
told you until an hour ago. Bhe came
In all muffled up, like; had neuralgia, sir,
she said; but wheo I took her some tea she
was.undressed andlookedJovely, Justiike
She had told the waitress she was suf
fering from neuralgia; I would pretend to
be the village doctor. Just dropped In
for a chat with the landlady, then, bear
Ing of ber suffering. Inquire if I could do
her any good .
I went straight to the door and knocked.
A sweet, musical voice told me to enter;
my heart beat it was tbevoice ofmy trav
cling companion. I pushed open the door,
and stood before a tall, graceful woman
a woman with beautiful blue eyes and
golden hair. .
I staggered, and clutched at the door ban.
die to keep from falling, and she sat there
looking at me with her dear blue eyes
the eyes that I bad not seen for seven long)
"Lizzie," I gasped, "my Lizzie."
"Do not touch me," she said hoarsely.
"You have no daughter now; the Lizzie
you loved died seven long years ago." ,
I stood back a little frum her. but my
whole be'ng broke Into one pleading wail.
"Lizzie O! Lizzie, you loved me once.
What made you le-ave me? Who drew you
away from home that awful day, seven
Presently she freed herself from ray arms,
and, white and trembling, sat down again
In her chair.
"Lizzie," I said, "you know what I am;
what my business is?"
"Yes; you are a detective, and for weeks
past you have been hunting to shame and
Imprisonment yc-ir own daughter. I took
those things from you, nut because I
wanted them, but because I was mad at
the Idea of my own father hunting mt
down. But you should have hail your things
again. I meant to send them back with a
"Who did you go away with, Lizzie?"
I asked. "Was it Mark Stacey?"
"Mention no-names; It Is over and past,
but my husband has drawn me with him to
ruin. You can give me up to Justice now;
it will be better than the life I am living
"Lizzie," I said, pleadingly, looking at
her with all my heart in my eyes, "will
you give up him and your present life,
and you and I go to a new country and
begin life afresh?"
. "While I live I am his. I "live for him,
steal for him; one day, perhaps, I shall
die for blm."
Without a word I kisseil-hrr, went silent
ly from the room and out into the darkness.
A few days later, Isent in my resignation.
I had been untrue to my country, so could
not remain in her service, but I never saw
my daughter again. London News.
Tho Sultan Wtirrles.Alonjr. oil 5,000
it Day FOr Provisions.
By far tbe most extravagant diner hi the
world is tbe Sultan of Turkey. His table:
expenses foot up to $5,000 a day, or $1,
b25,000 a year.
He does not even have a dining-room
or dining ball. Turkish custom among the
higher classes Is for servants to bring the
meals to wherever the diners may be, and
in "the palace of Stamboul the menials at
tbe dinner hour first search out his maj
esty and then, in long procession, bring
the banquet, table and all.
The table is a silver one, and perhaps the
most exquisite table that has ever been
made. Tbe dishes are covered and sealed
with the imperial seal, which Is put on In
the kitchen by the grand vizier, the idea
being that the Sultan may be certain that
bis food has not been poisoned or tampered
All at once the dishes are ret upon tho
table, vegetables, meats, ice?, and com
fitures beiiigTirranged in front of His Royal
Highness without any regard to courfes
or ordinary dinner regulations. The whole
repast is before His Majesty. Then he picks
and chooses, eating the whole Eimultane
ously , a pick here and a bile there, a mouth'
ful of meat, a spoonful of ice, a tweet caka
and a tiny ball 'of fish.
India Rubber Bait.
According to a Troy fisherman tbe latest
triumph of Yankee inventive genius In an
India rubber fish worm. It Is said to be a re
markably good imitation of the common
earthworm, is indestructible, and In actual
use proves as alluring to the fishes as tho
genuine article. The oldfisherman will be
quick to see its advantages. One can equip
himself for a day's sport without digging
over a whole garden in search for bait.
A handful of India rubber worms will last
him a whole season, nnd there will be no
necesstly for pulling up the line every few
minutes to see If tbe small fry nlbblcra have
left tbehook bare. It Is possibly hardly nec
essary to add here that the fisherman who
tells of this Invention may be like other
fishermen , In which case the reader need not
believe tbe story unless he wants to. Har
per's Round Table.
Microbes In Bank Bills.
Microbes killed a Vienna bank clerk la tcly,
who, la counting a pileof bank notes, moist
ened his fingers with his lips.
Sow Through Vestibulcil Coaches Be
tween Washington and Atlanta
via Southern Railway.
Tho Southern Railway announces that
beginning August 13 new vestibule d
coaches win be operated on Its Washington
& Southwestern Testlbuled Limited be
tween Washington. D. C, and Atlanta, Ga.,
connecting'at Charlotte with through coach
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