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THE EVENINGr TIMEStHTJllSDAT, SEPTEMBER 5, '1895.
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LAItGEST DAILY CIHCUI.ATION.
The Times Leads Its Contempo
raries. I-asl Saturday the Star announced tbat
Us aggregate weekly circulation of 179,392
was larger loan the combined circulation
or all the other Washington dallies. During
the same week The Times published and
old to bona fide purchasers 204,068 news
papers, or 24,090 more copies than were
sold by the Star. Following Is a sworn
statement or The Times circulation for
last week, and if any person doubts its
genuineness our circulation books' are open
District or Columbia, ss-
On the third djy or September. In the
year or our Lord one thousandelghtliunilred
and nuictv-flve, before me, Ernest O.
Thompson, a notary public in and for said
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
ardson and made oath in due form of law
CIRCULATION OF THE WASHINGTON
Copies acta- Fam
ally told. plea
Monday. .August 56 30,102 :!,514
Tuesday, 27 29,809 2,514
Wednesday, " 29,854 2,514
Thursday, " .... 29,071 1,804
Friday. " SO 30,110 154
Saturday, " 31 30,853 150
Sunday, Eept 1 23,033
Papers sold 204,088
Samples delivered 9,710
Total No. copies circulated 213,798
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correct statement or the daily circulation
or The Washington Time!' lor the week
ending September 1. 1695, and that ail
the copies were actually fold or mailed
lor a valuable consideration hnd delivered
to bona fide purchaser?: also that none
of them were returned or remain in the
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the day and year first herein nlwve ft ritten.
ERNEST G. THOMPSON.
CONNd. COXOOSTO'S VIEWS.
Very remarkable is that statement given
to th public in The Times of this morning
In effect that the Spanish consul at Phila
delphia, Sir. Congoslo, declares that Spain
is in faor or Cuban autonomy. It Is said
that tbo consul "issues this declaration as
a lormai statement." The first thought
that will occur to any one reading it is that
it is very peculiar that the consul at Phila
delphia ehould have been deputed to give
this astonishing n!Wt to the world. The
Spanish Minister, Mr. Dupuy dc Lome,
docs not seem to be in evidence Appar
ent!) he ic not in close communication with
Americans would applaud any step of
Spain toward a larger lilx'rty of the citi
zens or Cuba, but until the announcement
ol the Philadelphia consul receives some
corroboration, the- people of this country
will lo slow to accept any suggestion that
Spain would agree to Cuban autonomy.
Any et"p in that direction means au encour
agement ol the republican movement, not
only in Cuba, but also In the "mother coun
try." It would be a irtual surrender of
tha political Idea upon which existing
Spanieb rulo is founded.
Therefore. Americans will take with a
grain or fnlt the statement ol the Pfiladel
phia Spanieh consul until ho Is corn uorated
by a higher authority.
PAY OF CAltltlCHS.
The attendance at the letter carriers'
Convention at Philadelphia exceeds by far
that of all former j-r-i '-crings, and natu
rally exhibits an enthusiasm in proportion
to numbers. One of the chief subjects
or discussion is tlie inadequate salaries paid
and it is a subject which interests not
only the carriers but also the entire pub
lic. Good pay will secure good service. The
work of a carrier Is arduous in tlie ex
treme. Time, tide and weather are no con
sideration Willi this important public ser
vant. In heat, cold and storm be must
tramp his round if he hao but a single"
letter or newspaper or package to deliver.
Regardless or differing physical organiza
tions all must be clad in the regulation
uniform, which induces suffering and ill
health both in wl nter and summer.
For such trying service they are probably
paid less adequati ly than nny other class or
Government employes, and In their move-
ment ror increase of salaries they will hav e
the sympathy of cv ery person whose door
bell has c cr bcn ru ng by the boys In gray.
INSPKCTOll WOODWARD'S FEAT.
The ingenuity of Inspector Woodward,
who reported-among a mass of signatures
In favor r licensing a.saloon In Anacostla
the name"! or two persons who have been
dead for je-ars, stands quite alone In the
records of such proceedings. As it bas
been exposed in The Times-of this morn
ing. It will hardly avail much In further
ing the application of the wt-ld be saloon
itpor, and It will be ccodcmncd Just a
Speak-Easy Hall Is condemned by all who
are engaged la this business who carefully
and honestly strive to act within the limits
of the law.
Mr. Woodward's performance Is but a
new Illustration of the unfair methods too
often pursued by agents and officials whose
duty it U to deal with this important
and delicate question of the -sale or stimu
lating liquids. Favoritism crops out con
tinuously. Some merchants are shielded,
while others suffer from what looks very
like persecution or attempts -at blackmail.
Tbe authorities owe It to themselves
to explain this policy, which begets them
so much criticism. Let them say frankly
to the public why Inspector Woodward
should resurrect the dead in the Interests
of a saloon license, and why Immunity
should be given to open offenders against
the law, while many who sincerely obey
tbe law are persistently annoyed and
DAY OF CHEAr FAKES.
The announcement that the company
which will control the consolidated Wash
ington and Georgetown and Rock Creek
Street Railway lines, -will, In all prob
ability, soon give transit over the com
bined routes for one fare, or six for a
quarter of a dollar. Is a movement which
has been ror some time inevitable, and
whose consummation will lead to-new and
vitally important conditions.
Vast capital invested In suburban prop
erty is the force which In driving capitalists,
not only to construct new roads, but to
reduce fares that patrons may go "uptown,
downtown, and all around town," as Mr.
Rudyard Kipling would sing, ror the one
rare tbat is paid for the shortest distance.
That some kind of mild revolution must
result from this new franchise is plainly
apparent. Just what phenomena the revo
lution will exhibit may not jet be fully
predicted. That it will lead to a spread
of city population, over a larger territory,
ii itb enlarged breathing and elbow room,
is to be expected. Reduction of city rents
will probably be another result. That any
portion or tbe city trade will be dispersed
Is not probable. The reverse is apt to be
the case. Trade will still bo concentrated,
and if rents be reduced, trade will be cor
The drlrt or events toward cheap fares
from central city to distant country. Is
one of the most absorbing themes for
present speculation, and is naturally ex
citing tbe attention of capitalists, and of
investors of nil kinds, as vi ell as the vast
army who work Tor wages.
l'HOTECT THE PEXSIOXEItS.
It Is an enduring shame that a large cle
ment among the veterans who draw pen
sions should become victims of ail sorts of
sharks on the day when they receive their
pay. The manner in which they are robbed
is an old story, but It Is none the less worthy
of renewed comment and denunciation.
Vultures of all ages and sexes and occu
pations lie in wait Tor these veteraus, who
are too often weak of mind and aimless or
purpose, and entice them to dissipation
which In a short time robs them or the
quarterly allowance paid to them out of the
pockets or tbe people of the whole United
The abuse is one which obtains through
out the States, but it is particularly fla
grant in Washington, tliehcodquarters of
pensions, tbe most fascinating spot for the
residence of men who became disabled in
the cause of the Union. Here an esiecinlly
vigorous effort should be made to protect
them from the riock or cormorants which,
besets them on pay-day.
Asa Thcosoplilst adpt Inspector Wood
ward is a howling success.
Mr. Clarkson will be In charge or the
Allison boom exhibit at the Chicago ex
position. Our esteemed evening contemporary has
demanded the scalps or the trolley barons.
This is positive!) suicidal
Actual payments on the Mora claim and
the Japanese indemnity are still subjects
or interesting speculation
One usual fare from central city to
distant country should lead promptly to
a threc-ccut fare within tbe city limits.
President Newtmld must have an Inter
in regard to some of his wicked partners.
This lack of progressiveness Is getting
noticeable. Washington has as yet failed
to connect itself with the Holmes mystery.
A handbook census of thedirfercnt Stale
Democratic conventions In Ne-hraska for
the present car would fill along felt want.
The most dangerous class Is made up of
persons who are supposed to be law
makers and law executors, but who have no
respect for law.
The continual quarrels between Whit
ney and 11)11 which are re-ported in certain
newspaiicrs mut excite the amusement ol
those peace-loving gentlemen.
ir the gas company is shrewd it will
voluntarily glee the people dollar gas.
Otherwise by some wonderful moral up
heaval Congress might be led to demand
seveuty five cent gas.
Klcr Uardlc, the British socialist, may
have in him the elements ot a great reform
er, bnt to make a success of reforming A mer
ica he should have practiced for a while
longer in England.
Senator Gorma n doe-- not make a half -bad
exhibit of lilmseir when he spreads into
full bloom as tlie writer of double-leaded
editorial articles in defense or himself and
his machine nominations.
It is believed that Mr. Cleveland will in
sist that a man should be entitled to stay
at the White House borne plate and try to
accomplish something three tunes before
he Is out.
The Excise Hoard Is expected to ferret
out the tricks of those saloon keepers who
here and there transgress against the
law, but who will ferret out the tricks of the
Those Baltimore clergymen who "took In
the town" nrtcr the Dr. Parkhurst method
might pertinently be asked by their parish
ioners whether they learned anything they
didn't know berore.
S ugar Trust and sugar bounty organs may
bo expected to begin very soon to exhibit
editorial leaders In support of a Nica
ragua Canal steal. It is right tn their line
and they have already been "seen."
Secretary Herbert should not be too cer
tain tbat armor has been made which wis
withstand the impact of any projectile.
Naval lore imbibed on Junketing excursions
at Government expense is not infallible.
Officials and citizens ot Influence who
protect the lawless classes arc the real
ami greater criminals, and should be first
suppressed. These officials know their
culpability and apparently are not ashamed
The exploits of limbs of the Belmont and
Havcmeyer families In New York, who
(mashed np nearly all tfee objects ot art and
utility belonging to a club of which they
arc members, and then engaged In a ter
rific fight with each other, suggests tbat
the late Mr. Ward McAllister's Four Hun
dred is sadly in need ot either a guardian
or an executioner.
It the Washington and Georgetown Com
pany can afford to haul a passenger from
the Navy Yard to Chevy Chase or to
Kensington for four and one-sixth cents,
can they not afford a three-cent fare on the
city lines? v
The prl7e-flght managers made a mis
take when they started the rumor that
Mr. Corbclt and Mr. ntzsimmons were
merely going to give a Dtlsarttan exhibi
tion. That sort or thing is nut understood
or allowed In Texas.
Acting President Bailey, or the Wash
lngtnn Gaslight Company, may rcfufe to
speak becauro he Is (.Imply "acting,"
bat The Times gives that monopoly due
notice that somebody connected with It
v. ill soon be compelled to f peak.
'Alexandria county authorities nppear
to be determiuetl to make reputations
that arc absolutely unique, and their late? t
exploit in obstructing the burial of Mr.
Cunnungnam when there was no quertlon
in regard to tbe cautc of death, thus
compelling bcr relatives to rlt by ar.d
guard bcr remains all nlgbt in the ceme
tery, as described exclusively In The
Times this morning, is quite without a
parallel in tbe literature of the ghastly.
TOM REED'S WHEEL.
Described as a "Poem In White."
Grand Beach, Mo., Aug. 24. A poem in
whin is what Maine's big Congressman,
Thomas Bracken Reed, might fittingly be
call-Hl when he Is dressed inhlssnow-whlte
sweater, all ready for a ride on his glitter
ing bicycle. The wheel arrived last wceli
and li a beauty. It weighs but twenty
eight pounds, and was designed and made
especially for Mr. Reed. The machine Is
constructed of the best material obtainable
in the market, and was made unusually
strong, as the Presidential possibility, after
all bis banting, even now tips tbe scales at
Th next question was what to wear
whll1! riding tbo bike, and at last, after much
pomlTing, Mr. Reed purchased a white
sweater. It is aB white as the driv en snow,
and it took enough material to make a bi
cycle suit, bloomers and all, ror some or
tbo wlnomc maids who ride a wheel here.
And It euits Tom to a T, and now bo would
not part with it lor any amount or mon-y.
Mr. Reed declares that It is much more
difficult to ride a wheel than a bucking
bronco. The rirst or tbe week, while taking
a lesson, the big man came within an .ice
or indulging inn bath in tlis briny deep. At
Grand B-ach there is a gradual Incline rrom
th" sea wall to the water's edge. Mr.
Heed was learning to ride and was quite
near the water. He was doing remarkably
well, and the instructor released his hold
on Thomas and told him to go 11 a Ion".
No eoonr bad be done so than the contrary
whcl started Tor the breakers at a 2 30
clip, w 1th its rider -Kiwerleas to stop It.
Never lie-fore bad Mr. Reeil ridden so far
without falling oft, and to tha onlookers it
seemed as though be would certainly go
into Ih9 Eurf. He shouted for assistance,
and his cousin rescued bimjustas the wheel
was on thi edge ol the Atlantic Lewistou
Brief and Instructive.
In a recent tfcunder storm in England
Co7 flashes or lightning were counted in
one hour, more than 10 a minute, and 111
or tbesH occurred inside or five minutes,
being mure than 20 a minute.
London's constant trouble over the lark
or sufficient water supply bas brought out
a proposil which will require the sum of
$80,000,000 to tarry out. It is to build two
aqueducts, one 150 mile-s long, the other
170 miles. and each Is to carry 200,000,000
gallons or water a day.
This country makes 0,102,420,000 bricks
a jear, enough to build a te-n-reet-wlde walk
around the world.
It seems that the Romans fully under
stood the modern mi thud of making light
brick arches with hollow brick, or by
grouting witb porous vulcanic scoriae,
which are very light.
The importance ot little things is in
stanced by the statement that the woman
employe or a chewing gum concern, who
sugge-sted the ufeof pepsin, got for her Ide-a
a nice lot of paying stock.
Cul-gliss decanters have reached a very
"high and beautiful standard or elegance."
The shapes are new.albeitmadcfrom Greek
models, and the engraving exquisite. It
were a sin and a shame to put any but
choicest wines In such vessels.
Artificial ivy clings to parts of many a
modern country house, and few among the
ever) -day visitors notice the deception. It
Is not Injured by rain or sun, and fills a-"long-relt
want" in the matter of exterior,
Porcelain collectors have many new nnd
beautiful examples to select from, all of
which show the beauty of the art and its
modern progress. There are now specially
made rosewood and glass cabinets for tbe
"pocrelaln show." -
(New York Sun.)
The Afro-Americans or Alexandria, Va.,
will celebrate Uic thirty-second anniver
sary or the emancipation proclamation
September 23, "with malice toward none,
but with charity to all." Ex-Congressman
John Mercer Lnngston will furnish
tlie oratorical skyrockets. Mr. Magnus S.
Robinson will manage the celebration and
ride in front of the parade.
Ex-Senator B. K. Bruce, who resides in
Washington most of the year and runs a
big plantation in Bolivar county. Miss ,
and who ts.onc ot tlie school trustees of tbe
District of Columbia, "will not decline
to serve as school trustee," It Is diplomati
cally announced by the Washington Colored
American. Mrs. Bruce, one of tbe most
accomplished women of her race, has Just
lost her father at Cleveland, Ohio. The
Mississippi ex-Senator maintains a prince
ly residence i n Washington, where he is very
Captain (who is questioning bis company
on different subjects) Now, then. Sniff
powder, why should a Boldier never lose
his head In a battle?
Private Sniff powder (mistaking tbe ques
tion) Why, sir, because be wouldn't hare
no place to stick 'Is bloomln' 'at on, sir!
Tbe Irrepressible Conflict.
Is that noise like ten thousand earthquakes
down on the floor below?"
"Oh." said the otflcs boy, "don't vermin'
dat. Bat's on'y the bicycle editor an' de
borse editor havin' one o' deir arg'menU."
New York Recorder.
Sent fro'rftf Washington.
The baseless and senseless rumor that
Senator Allison Is"an active candidate for
the Presidency, lias been revived by a local
paper, with tlie'furt'her false statement tbat
Senator Elkins,' who wants to bo Vice Presi
dint, is putting) up big blocks of cash to be
handled by James B. Clarkson, In the In
terest of the ticket Allison and Elklns.
The publication is only worthy of notice for
the Bake of making a positive denial or It,
in order that none may be deceived. Sena
tor Allison has several times very earnestly
and sincerely Informed The Times corre
spondent, who lias been one of his personal
friends for twenty jenrs, that lie is not a
candidate, and will not authorize the use of
Ills name, and, moreover, that he will not
seek the Presidency. He atrandoned that
quest after the effort of 1888, and has not
since that time given any thought to the
subJect,norany play tohls former ambition.
Smith D. Fry7 in Philadelphia Times.
Labor Bay in Washington was noticeable
for til's way In which it was taken up by
tlw ncwEiwpers. Thereha3forsomeroontbi
b"on a quarrerbetwecn the Star and the
Times as to which yas the lictter friend of
organized labor. The Times scored one to
day by having its entiru force, from editor
In chief to copy boy, march in the proces
sion. C. O. Conn, thi mllllonairu proprie
tor of The Times, headed the line of the pa
per's employes. TheStarand theFostwcre
also represented as far as the mechanical
part of the papers were concerned, but
tliy did not try to emulate Mr. Conn's edi
torial pageant. Clifton Sparks, in Chi
It eon be set down as a certainty tbat
New York will have tbe choice of tlie
successor to the late Justice Jackson on
the bench of tbe United States Supreme
Court. Whether ex-Poslmaster General
BIssell will knock- the persimmon, how
ever. Is another question, although friends
of the administration say he will not.
They base their opinion upon statements
made by Mr. Bisscll when he was a
member ot tbe Cabinet that be did not tare
to live at the National Capital, and no
urging on the part of the President could
liiducchim to change his mind.
ScireUry Laruoiit has not been Idle about
sounding New Yorkers on this subject, and
they arc unanimous theErnpl re State should
have the J udgeshlp, but no names bav c been
mentioned for the vacancy.
When Mr. Bliscllgave up bis position at
Washington It was understood family rea
sons induced hlni to come to thin conclusion,
lie has always been a elose friend of the
President, and rtpc-atedly said he would
giadly serve him In any manner that would
not compel blm to live at the teat of gov
ernment. Salary or the Judgeship would
be no Inducement, for l.e can make several
times as much In a yea r from his private law
business. R. W. Patterson In Chicago
After having been lngloriously whipped
by Japan, becjusj! she was not prepared
for the war tha.t nie ought to have known
was Inevitable," Chlm is preparing to take
steps which W3ll.'eiiatle her to reassume
her position In the East. The Chinese of
fl lals arc obtaining a INt of United States
shipbuilders and infcrnatlon In regard
to the capacity of their worss, tlie class
and character or the ships they build, as
well as all knowledge possible In regard
to tbe factories that make ordnance and
guns for the United Stales. This does not,
of course.include the Government factories.
The questions that Chlnc-ie officials here
are asking are, so comprehensive and so
full of details thaf there can hardly be
any doubt ttat the Chinese are acquir
ing such information as will be valuable
to them In tho near future. The fact that
LI Hung Chang has again been restored to
favor with the EmiR-mr is considered as
significant, because he has been foremost
among the Chinese In the demand that the
government should become equipped with
modern arms and Its soldiers should be
drilled according to modern tactics, as
well as tbat the navy phould be comprised
of the best vessels or the cruiser and bat
tleship ties possible.
LI Hung Chang was responsible for
whatever preparation China had made
for the late war, and had It not been
for his efforts to modernize his country
the Chinese would have Leeii much worse,
defeate-d than they were. This restora
tion ot Chinese activity will probably
result in giving work to many American
laborers and causing American shipyards
to hum n Itli activity. Tho strange sight
ma-y bo observed of the same shipyards
and the tame gun fa'tories.and the same
armor plato factories making ships, guns
and armor plato for both the Chinese and
.the Japanese. Albert Halstead in Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette.
When Attorney General Harmon returns
Secretary Carlisle will lay before him the
recent decision or Judge Seaman, or the
Federal court at Chicago, -attacking the
constitutionality of the Chinese exclu
sion law, and If the Attorney General
finds that there Is the siighle-st ground for
hope tbat the higher court will reverse
Judge Seaman's opinion, briefs In an ap
peal will be taken to the United States cir
cuit court or Federal court ot appeals, and
the case may go even to tbe Supreme
There was much surprise and disappoint
ment at the Treasury Department over
Judge Seaman's decision, although noth
ing Is known or the legal questions Involved
except the meager Information contained
in a brief press dispatch. A full official
report from Collector Russell or District
Attorney Black is awaited, which will
be at once referred to the Attorney General.
J. A. Matthews, in Chicago Dally News.
Miss Virginia. Talr, a Newport belle, Is
a clever amajtcur ventriloquist, and gets
Alihough the "Rev. Dr. Newman Hall,
the famous Dissenting minister of England,
is seventy fiveyears old, ht walks a dozen
or more miles every Sunday to church.
.V II "
Mr. Gilbert JWoglera, New York's ex
pert kite flyer, has appliances by which he
can send kltetoa height of nearly a mile
and a half aliovc the earth's surface. Ho
expects soon tx odd another 2,000 feet to
this altitude. , ,
Julius F. Sachse, of Philadelphia, who
has Just returned from Holland, succeeded
In inducing theofflclals of that country U
make a copy of all documents bearing upon
early Germans who emigrated to Pennsyl
vania. Sir Charles DUke and Mr. R. McKenna
have challenged any two U nlonist mem
bers of tbe House of Commons to row a
pair-oar race on the Thames.
Tbe second reunion of the descendants
of John and Betty Taylor More was begun
yesterday In Boxbury, Delaware county,
N. Y., and will, continue until tomorrow
nlgbt. Nearly one-half ot tbe 8B0 living
descendants are present. Tbe reunion Is
held once in tire, years. -
Flora (at tbe seaside) What sort ot a
fellow Is be, anyway?
Julia I don't know. Pre only been en
caged to blm staci last evening. Life
Gossip of the Day.
A non-resident lady entered a drug store
yesterday and called for a glass of butter
milk at the soda fountain. When the clerk
Informed her that the article was not sold
In tbe store she expressed great surprise.
"Why, It is so funny here," she said.
"In the city I came from you can get but
termilk at every soda fountain and restau
rant, while here I called for some at my
hotel and couldn't get it."
"You would bo surprised to know the
amount ot diplomacy one has to use in
running a hotel," said the clerk ot a well
known hostelry last night. "We have so
many different kinds of people to deal
with that it Is almost impossible to suit
all tastes, and one bas to be continually
on (he alert not to give offense.
"Last week, for instance, a fine-looking
colored man applied for accommodations
Under the law I could not refuse him, and
ns the house was crowded with Southerners,
I knew it v. ould create trouble It I took
him in. For a long while I was In n
quandary to know exactly what tn do.
At last I solved the problem by serving
the meats of the colored man in his room,
charging him nothing extra for service.
He understood the situation and made no
objection, and the guests of the house were
none Hie w Iser, and everything passed off
"What 'Washington wants In the way
of an Illuminator Is gas at a dollar per
thousand feet," remarked a citizen yes
terday, "but, after all, a gas meter tbat
will have no conflict witb truth would
"My meter Is a tralsy..It doesn't make
a bit of difference how much economy is
practiced In tbe matter ot lighting, the
bills turn up at the close or the month with
a regularity In the amount tbat Is posi
"I bad a leak in the house pipes one
month and my bill was $4.25. Tbe leak
was repaired as soon as discovered, and
in ample time to have Its eflect on the
next month's account, but when the bill
came in it was $4.25 "
The common house ant has discovered
that typewriter ribbons constitute a luxury
Hitherto unknown to its menu. The in
gredients used in the preparation of these
ribbons appears to have a strong fuseina
tion for the anl and they will forsake a
sugar bowl or molasses plteber and readily
climb to the ninth story of a building
for the sole purpose of sumptuously dining
off a ribbon.
Whereverthe ants have located a machine
lilted up with a ribbon easy or digestion
they apprise their relatives and mends
and on the succeeding morning tlie opera
tor Is astonished upon striking the keys
to rind hlnitelf pelted with juts.
After a Tew minutes' work the ribbon
is cleared and not an ant is lo be teen
in tbe vicinity of the typewriter, but on
the succeeding morning they have re
turned, in increased numbers, and with
heightened appetites, and the manipulator
undergoes another sprinkling of ants.
"The public does not drenrn of the niair
schemes and 1 ricks adopted by people to
beat their way into the theaters," said
a doorkeeper of one of the local playhouses
"The people- who are liberal spenders In
other lines o famusem'ent and do not begrudge
themselves a thing to add to their per
sonal comfort and enjoyment will often
stop and think berore paying their way
Into the theater ir there is not some way to
beat the house. This seems to be their only
ambition, ror a great many times those who
adopt such tactics are well able to pay
"Generally the same people work tbesame
dcxlje from week lo week, so that we get
to know them and find no difficulty in up
setting their iittio game. But sometimes
we get hold or a clever customer. Of course
I cannot now go Into the various little
schemes and stories which they concoct,
but ir you will only stand here a few min
utes they will Initiate you into their game of
how lo get ahead of a show."
"Pension day" occurred yesterday, and
many an old fellow had bis feathersplucked
in some dive or hovel. After several rourds
of rushlrg the growler, "snuffed whlky"
is brought out, and a drink of this settles
the business. This drinkrls-made by boiling
strong Scotth suufr in common whi-ky
and then straining off the sediment. After.
drinking this the old Eoldier wakes up to
find himself penniless and alone on some va
cant lot. He finally comes- to tbe Police
Court charged with vagrancy, tells his
story, but no one believes it, and so he goes
down lor from one to three monttis.
Pit AISE FOB THE MARIXE BAND.
A Concert In Which Mr. Fnnclulll
Gullied Great Distinction.
(From the Philadelphia Times.)
Last evening's programme was made up
mainly for a popular summer concert and
might have been played as well in the open
air. But the performance or the "William
Tell" overture was electrifying. It was
frankly transcribed for the military band,
witb an admirable distribution of the in
strumental color tbat gave an equivalent for
the strings without a mere imitation, and It
w as ptav ed with romantic appreciation and
with magnlficentfervor. This Is always one
or tbe favorites, both or musicians and lis
teners, and it may be emphatically said c
Faneiulli's perrormance that within its
lines It was as good as the best. The selec
tion from "Gioconda" was also nobly
played, with discrimination and effect,
and there were two or three medleys of
familiar airs tbat showed musicianly feel
ing, humor and taste. There were, ot
course, tbe usual encore pieces, intro
ducing various tricky effects, tbe employ
ment or tbe voices or the bond being un
commonly successful, and there were some
fascinating waltzes and two-steps. In
cluding Sousa's Justly popular "Liberty
Bell" march. The programme was varied
on excellent organization of some thirty
voices, whose work was most creditable
to them and their conductor.
Mr. Fanciulli, a fine looking man, witb
a quiet, but resolute manner, won tbe
confidence of tbe audience on his first
appearance, when he gave a new march,
of his own, composed for the occasion, and
long before the concert was over he had
established his reputation as a masts-rly
conductor. Tbe Marine Band is one of the
few artistic institutions maintained by
tbe United States Government, and it was
a pleasure to find tbat its standard has not
deteriorated since tbe authorities have
confined It more strictly than before to
its proper public functions.
One ot tbe Perils of Ballooning.
(From tbe St. Louis Globe Democrat.)
Blancfaester, O., Aug. 30. Tbe thousands
of persons at the fair yesterday missed
tbe best part of tlie balloon ascension.
Prof. Tolbert, the aeronaut, had a narrow
escape from being gored by a bull in tbe
field In which be descended tn his para
chute. The bull descried his red tights
and the parachute before he reached the
ground. As soon as the professor alighted
tbe ball charged him. Tolbert flew for
bis life and scrambled oyer tbe fence Just
la time to escape the horns of the buIL
Prof. Huxley's widow bas received a drS
list sttui ot200-
MOTHER EARTH'S SETBACK
Tides M Stir Dost Male Qaile a Dil
ferense in a Century.
Liquid Fuel, Aluminum Machinery
Cement Splices and Other
The explanation of Lord Kelvin's esti
mate that the "set-back" of the earth a
Its dally rotatkm round its axis amounts
to twenty-two svonds per century, is re
ported to be that such retardation Is owing
to the friction caused by the tides, the
latter acting as a brake, and such action
Is calculated, according to this same au
horlty, to be equal in weight to some
160,000 tons applied on tbe equator. Other
causes, he says, have also to be taken Into
account, as, for example, the increase in
'n the size of tlie earth, due to the falling on
It of meteoric dust, which, if deposited at
the rate of one root in 4,000 years, would
produced tho observed retardation by
iLscif. Further, such a phenomenon as tbe
lnuual sTowlh and melting or snow and ice
it the poles, by abstracting vviter rrom the
other parts or the ocean. Introduces Irreg
'llarltirs into the problem, the abstraction
accelerating the cartb'smotionandtliemelt
:ng, by restoring tho water, retarding it.
Again, as opposed to tho retarding forces,
It is urged that there is to lie taken Into ac
count a probable acceleration, due to the
gradual sinking, or the earth by cooling
this, however, lielng not more, perhaps,
than oneslx-tlioiisandtb part ot tbe retarda
tion duo to tidal friction.
Some of the best engineering authorities
express tbe opinion, in regard lo spraying
and burning liquid fuel, that the great se
cret of success wems to He In so arrang
ing matters that the flame will not put
Itself out and prevent tbe oil rrom being
properly consumed. It Is urged that, when
petroleum spray Is directed Into a furnace
high up. It cannot burn, because the uppo
part of tlie fire box contains little or no
freeoxygen; tbe spray Is driven an en asumcil
through the flame, strikes the bridge or
fire stone, and runs down It, to be burned,
usually badly, below;, tbe Jet of oil should
enter the grate bars, but tbepreclse height
Is a matter of adjustment. Involving spe
cial knowledge. As regards spraying betas
effected by steam, nn objection to the
practice Is that tbe quantity used is very
considerable, and represents great waste
of frt.b water, to be made up again Tor
the sake or the boilers, at least in the case
or sea-going steamers. Tlie use or com
pressed air is by some thought to be prer
erable but both steam and air may be su
perseded by driv ing the oil in through very
fin; .nozzles, needled It desirable, under
heavy pressure a device which bas been
empicjed In the case or oil engines with
mu.-i.success, though Its value In respect
to rurnaces is yet to be thoroughly tested.
Austrian ingenuity is reported as having
been sticccisrully applied by M. Faure,
manufacturer or plu-.li and velvet power
looms, who has tbe whole or his cutting
apparatus made of aluminum, and is said
to find various advantages resulting from
this plan, especially In icsrect to lightress
and strength. In older methods, it is re
marked, the weight Is a matterorobjection,
the speed of the apparatus being thus con
siderably interfered with, as well as
its stability, drawliacks which repeatedly
led to unsatisfactory work. Again, the
apparatus previously relied upon worked
backward, with the help of an CLdle-s
catgut string, and was thus exposed to
serious shocks, so that it was found de
sirable to abandon steel and iron and re
sort to hard wood; but white tbe weight
was undoubtedly diminished to some ex
tent In this manner, it still remaned too
great, the parts being found to easily
become altered in their position and shape,
so as to soon wear away. On the other
hand, the properties of aluminum are suth
as to avoid such liabilities in its use, tbe
substance bciug both light and stable.
One of tbe most remarkable mechanical
constructions of its kind ts the immense
centrifugal pump at the pumping station
at Lyndeii, Holland. It is or the vertical
compound, single acting type, tlie hlgh
prcssure cylinder being placed lnvlde the
low-pressure cylinder, tbe piston or which
is of annular form. The common crossliead
is connected to eleven rocking beams of
the same shape as the walking beam of a
steamboat, these beams being pivoted at
the walls of tlie circular building in which
tho engine is 6ct up, their outer ends pro
jecting from the building like a fet of
Kiiokcs and connecting with the pump.
The engine is of course adapted to pow
erful work. The penip has an inlet nrty
cight inches In diameter and is driven at a
speed ol about one hundred revolutions a
ininuto by a vertical directing compound
pump designed to furnish some five hundred
horst'pow tr. Economy trials, lasting eight
hours or more, liaveshown a useof twenty
eight pounds of etcam per water horse
power per hour, and the coal consumed
an inferior quality was 4.1G pounds per
The cement splice is, according to a writer
In the Wood Worker, the most perfectly sat
isfactory method of joining together theends
of a belt. In leather belting such a splice
is comparatively easy to make, as the ends
of the belt may be scarfed to a thinedge with
an ordinary iron bench plane, but before
rubber belts can be thus-treated it is neces
sary to cut them down in steps cr sections.
A Tour-ply belt may have three sections, one
thickness or tbe canvas being cut back sev
eral Inches, another thickness cut back two
thirds or the distance, a third thickncs--ut
back one-Ihird or the distance, while a
thickness or canvas Is left untouched at the
bottom, the other end or tlie belt being
treated In the same manner, so tbat when
the ends are brought together tbe sections
left on one end will replace those cut on the
other end or the belt. To obtain the best re
sullslt isrecommended that the belt be put
but in the absence or that tool the belt may
be laid flat upon a board and fastened b.v
driving a number of shoe pegs through the
bell into the board, allowing it to remain
thusu Mil theccment has set, and then closely
cutting off the pegs.
Tbe best coating ror iron pipes, that can
stand the heat at 230 degrees or more, is
now said to be made witb a good asphalt
lacquer laid on thinly, and. In order to tint
this, an oxide in pulverized form of any
metal is added as, for instance, good zinc
or white tin mixed with the asphalt gives a
gray shade, while red lead gives a brownish
tint; or, if tbe asphalt U laid ou thinly and
"tin bronze" the well-known white bronze
In the form of powder is lightly dusted over
It, a coating of very pleasing shade is tho
result. A cheap and durable coating for
steam pipes made ot iron Is somewhat
difficult to obtain, especially It tbe coating
is designed to protect tbe pipe against rust;
it is difficult to put a durable coating on
surfaces that hare to withstand great
changes of temperature, but when rust ot
tbe pipes is a liability, painting may be
dispensed with, and zincing resorted to,
for, when they become covered with zinc,
the fine pores of the iron are completely
closed, which is not tbe case with painting.
Or, if it Is not desired to use a zinc bath,
a coating ot red lead or zinc powder, oil
and siccative may be substituted. It any
Two games to-day .-First commenc
ing at 2 o'clock p. m.
Admission - - 25 and 50c.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE,
EDWARD H. ALLEN, Mansgtr.
FIRST WEEK OP REGULAR SEASOS.
Every nlcht except baturday clxht,
In first production la English ot Sardou's Crest
Saturday night (by request) THE GLADIATOR,
Prices il.il, II, TJc reserved. SOo and 23a
Jtext week THE BLACK CROOK.
ERNAN'S LYCEUM TUBATER.
ALL TU1S WEEK.
The Real XHlng.
Miaco's City Club Burlesque Co.
Sublimo beyond all possible duplication.
Next Week. AI. Reeves Big Show.
Prices Cc. loL
This Week, Matinees Wed. and Sat.
THE DERBY MASCOT.
Next Week-ASDHKW HACK.
Seats now selling.
UKEK OF SEPTEMBER a
Grand Opening o S;on. Under New Man
agement. Entirely Refitted- Ererr thlo t New Elite En
Eagemont The Whirlwinds of Farce
In thelrFa.nu.stlc, Burlesque, Mus'cal Comedy.
In three snap shots an Attraction of unusual
excellence, headed by
LITII fc Ll-slt LOW ER,
The Dancing Sunbeam.
Washington's Topular Favorite, -
CIIARLI T. ALDRICII.
Tho Original Tramp, JilGRY HAWKINS,
The 4 LASsAHD.
European Novelties, direct from London and
Farts, in their "Country behoof act.
.MATIM-hS 1LKSDAY and SAT1.RDVY.
25c First General Admission.
oil paint be used It is essential that it
adheres closely totheirousurface thorough
cleansing being; therefore necessary; if
red lead or vermilion, only the unadul.
terated Is to be employed. The really
penulne red lead, or Paris le-ad. Is a
mixture otsuperoxidenf lead with litharge
and not w itb the ordinary Imn v crmilion.
Tbe recovery of minerals that otherwire
would pass away In eimiVe and funics isnow
said to be both practicable and profitable
including gold, silver, and lead by means
of an instrument tested, it appears, at
some of the mort Important smelting estab
lishments in the Western country, and has
the ii doreement of eminent -ciallurgists.
Tbe apparatus consists, as evpLiiued, of
a horizontal flue, tome 1.C0O feet loo?,
exposing a rurface for radiation and con
densation of the heated cafes of upward of
S4.0G0 square feet- Through this flue the
fumes are drawn by means of a fan, tbe
outercircumfercnce of v.bich,atfullpeed.
revolves with a velocity of nearly two miles
axnlmrle. Tbe fumes thurunderpresureare
forced Into a cracioue building, from which
tberels no means of etcape except through
a filter of textile fabric, tbe colorless gases
passing through into a stack beyond, while
the valuable eoot or fmoLe condenses on
tbe Inner of lower side; from here It Jr col
lected from time to time, tcruprest ed into
molds, and fed back again into the furnacef,
where the valuable metalsaredulyextracted
and separated, not one particle ot valuable
fume, it is declared, escaping under this
How to Acquire u I3as Voice-
Terrari. the celebrated composer, relates
the following anecdote in his memoirs: On
a cold December night a man in a little vil
lage in the Tyrol opened the window and
stood in front ot i t with hardly any clothing
to his back.
"Pete,, shouted a neighbor who was
passing, "what are you doing there?'
"I'm catching a cold."
"So that I can sing bass to-mo-trow at
churih " Baselcr Naehrlthten.
Xot a Virtue.
The torrid sunbeams now descend;
Forbe-arance Is tbe rule.
But verily tbat rule must end
Toward him who says. "Kce"p cool.
Cleveland Plain De-alcr-
(IieeicatHl to Mr. Caufield.)
Last nlgbt while deeply dreaming.
My soul with virions teeming, .
Wraught up the ghotte of lost ard van
They marched by in prccc&fion,
Tbeir faces all confession.
And eyes tbat bore the marks lit scald
There's one of Royal Beauty,
Who lived for love aLd duty,
Sbc thrilled me in the dawning davs ol
Before my heart was shattered,
Or soul was soured or battered.
Before the wall of sorrow, sin, or strlfa
A horrid Hag behind her.
Another bleared and blinder.
Frowns fieicelv.falie, and wicked thrtmrjV
And seemed to grin and sputter,
And only spoke to utter.
The words she otily muttered "crua
Her torn banner flaunted.
With memories wild and haunted.
Brought back the record of her rameltii
Bo res tiers, weak, and weary,
Bbc seemed ro sad and dreary,
With sighs and groans the burden vl hef
Beside hcrcomes Ambition,
Clear Conscience and Contrition,
A trio tbat can never know ditpah
Their faces ever meet me,
And constantly entreat me
To acts of love and kindness evcrwticra
And rounding np the vision.
Came honest, square Dccieion,
To tell rue tbat the only gcod is Truth;
And this I heard in dreaming
Last night while ghosts wr re beaming
Across the paths ar.d fields tbat blessed
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