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JHJ! EYEyiKjB- TIHES, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14, 1895.
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EK.VEST G. THOMPSON",
llUltlt AIIMVAUDTS LESSON.
Ahlwardt, whose only claim iipun lame
Is that he has made persistent jed indis
criminate onslaughts upon the Jewish
race in Germany, lias already discovered
that for his business America Is. nut even
so comfortable a country as Germany.
In his own land lie has had little en
couragement, fur there, as elsewhere,
many of the greate-st leaders In business and
in thought in all fields of science, and espe
cially In those economical movements w hich
promise the most perfect relief to the
cry class which the crank Ahlwardt seems
to think Is being exploited only by Jew
ish employers, belong to the race he would
Americans desire to be most amiable
and ho-pltablc to all foreign visitors who
come with any cotumendalile purpose, but
it not infrequently happens that some
crank who has little or no friendly treat
ment In hUown land, but who has gained
notoriety by sheer crankiness, thinks he can
come to America and pose as a critic of
American affjirs and attack races and
c!.ises and Institutions in his peculiar fatli
lon. The Times would not undertake to say
that all such persons should be given the
reception which marked the debut of Ahl
wardt at Cooper Union Thursday evening,
but it will venture the assertion that of all
the foreign cranks who have recently come
uninvited and unwelcome to America the
Jew-baiter whose absenco fn.m the Ger
man Ucichstag is so agreeable to the other
members is least deserving of any bouquet
except that furnished fresh by the cackling
groups of (he barnyard, but grown stale
through long disuse.
DISTHTCT CIVIL SEKVICE.
A paper read In the convention of civil
oemce reformers relating to regulations
of the berrtce of the District government,
touches a very important question.
The rresident, much disposed as he was
to do so, lias not been able to decide he had
authority to extend the laws to the District
sen ice. Congress moves so slowly In such
Important matters that no la w has yet been
enacted to cove-r the case. The Commission
ers profess themselves ready to order tie
refo rru, but they have not done so.
It is to be hoped those who look after
Congress to urgo necessary reform tvIH
See to It that a bill snail bo speedily intro
duced extending the civil service law W
corertaellMNp Tnc. ThU; will divorce
it from CiistWwhsMl Interference and bet
It might sjao be advisable to Include the
Commissioners In theroparatlon of such a
law; It 1. JWislble tnat ulhls triple office
were thrpwa open to competitive candi
dates Its management might belmproved In
many ways, and made mora Independent of
the InOaence of corporations and syndi
cates and speculators of all kinds.
HEAKSET VS. BOATNER.
Congressman Iloatncr of Louisiana has
been a very energetic and useful man In
the Douse, and SlaJ. Ilcarsey publishes a
very bright paper In New Orleans called
the States. It will therefore be hopi-d by
every one, except those who are ahvajs
thirsting for the shedding of "some one else's
gore than their own, that the two gentle
men, who seem to have a duel on their
hand, will end the matter In t'ie harmless
way which has been the vogue In France
and In our own South country for some
MaJ, Ilcarsey Is eald to have denounced
Sir. Uoatner as a liar, a coward and scoun
drel. He couid not have made hi3 denuncia
tion much more binding If he bad accused
the Congressman of stealing sheep. But
such epithets, when spoken In hnt'anger,
should not be made reason for killing or
for nny belligerent meeting whatever.
Nobody whose opinion Is worth anjth'ing
will have less respect for Uoatner If he
refuse to notice the attack, and ever body
will applaud JIaJ. Ileaney If that gentleman
makes an apology for his strong language.
It Is'probablc the affair will be ended
without bloodshed. When formal notes
begin to pass between Retitlenicn, through
the ngency of "Wends," gentlemen arc
likely to grow calmer and to be willing to
"talk the matter otcr." Let peace reign
In the Crescent City.
LAW MUCH NEEDED.
DNcovcrles made by a reporter for The
Times in regard to the sale of poison by
druggists gno addition. il proor of vibal
had alrc.iely been suggested in these col
umns, that there should cxUl laws more
stringent lo govern this important feature
of the trade of the plurmncist.
It appears that under the present law
all that Is neccssjry lo secure a supply
of poison for any pjrposejs to give a so
called "legitimate'' reason for its use, with
one's name and address for purposes ot
registry. This really means no restric
tion whatever, and therefore, excepting In
the ease of extremely careful or conscien
tious druggists, one may purchase poison
for either sudden or slow suicidal pur
jkiuos, or to administer to some one else
whoso presence upon earth Is offensive.
The almost invariable care exhibited
by the druggists who were visited Is cer
tainly highly conunenilab'e. when the flimsy
construction of the law I s considered. The
law is greatly Improved upon in its exe
cution. THE I'HESIDENT'S DANGER.
While President Cleveland lias tlcser eilly
bc-cn subjected to a ast deal of censure
anil ridicule on account of Ills excursion
for eluck killing at a time when above
all others he should lie In his official
cKnir, both frie-ndly and unlrlendly erillcs
will hope tKit the llatteras storm of yes
terday left nlni ami his party unscathed.
With the wind blowing sixt-ciglit miles
an hour a lighthouse lender is not the most
desirable home, even if she be anchored
In wl.at would usually be a safe harlior.
llatteras storms are accustomed to give
some notice of the-ir coming, however, and
It is probable that during the blow the
President was ensconced In sonic snug
corner of one of thoe country hotels where
the bacon Is the sweetest fn the world
and the corn dodgers are Incomparable.
Other more ornamental supplies, sueh as
fat ducks, could easily be brought from the
VIole-t, and therefore no one need be racked
by fear that His Excellency i not both
safe in person and nniply supplied with
as many cf Hie good things of life as one
ought to" expect-when roughing it.
As stated in The Times this morning,
the telegraph wires on the llatteras coast
are swept away by the storm, and possibly
no communication In regard le the where
abouts of the rresident will be secured to
lay. llut there is almost no doubt that
His Excellency hassuffered no disagreeable
incon i-nlcnce other than the deprivation
of being unable to engage in that pastime
which appeals to him more than all other
enrtly things, with the possible excep
tion of fish killing.
In'the dreary waste of diplomatic nego
tiations at Constantinople between the am
bassadors of the Towers acel the Porte, the
straight-forward, determined course pur
sued by .Minister Terrell stands out with
refreshing distinctness. Wherever and
whenever American citizens or American
Interests were harmed or in jeopardy lie
interposed his authority promptly and
energetically, and it adds to his credit that
In almost every Instance his demands were
acccde'd lo and without unnecessary delay
The sultan recognizes the fact that the
United States has no entangling alliances,
but Is Intent upon protecting its citizens,
and hence Je elecma it best to run no un
necessary risks by adding it to the list of
his foes. If the same straightforward and
courageous policy were pursued by any or
all of the Powers, Abdul named would not
have dared lo slaughter Armenian Chris
tians by the thousands, for his reign would
have been short. He trades, however,
upon the Jealousies existing among them
and plays one against another.
Thclatest from that quarter is that the
situation is less strained aud there is a
lull In the excitement. Though the sultan
has granted the permit for the second guard
ships lo pass through the Dardanelles, the
ambassadors of England, Trance, Russia,
Germany and Austria have suddenly como
lo the conclusion Unit they do not want
or do not need the vessels. Meanwhile the
massacre of Christians in Anatolia, con
tinues, and the murderous Kurds arc even
coming to, Constantinople, in hope of an
other uprising there. What a farce It
would be, If It were not so sombre.
Few men have bad a more remarkable
career In political life than Edward Mc
Phcrson or Getlysbarg, whose death, an
nounced this evening, will be regretted by
the whole country. As clerk of the House,
Congressman, and secretary of the Repub
licanConEresslonalcommltteeforlongyears Mr. MePhcrson gained an acqualntanccand
Influence enjoyed by few In public life. He
had Uicdccpcst respect of all wboknewhlm,
as he was fair, honest, upright, and con
scientious In all his associations.
now chilly a fellow feels when nje sees
a 9C calendar bearing the advertisement
of an Ice company,
It is sincerely to be hoped that Mr. 'Cleve
land has not gone ducking once too often.
AMONG THE UNIVERSITIES
Preparations Are Underway for the
Activity Among t hcLlterury and Ath
letic Societies Prof. Gore's
Congress is the national mind. The na
tional mind is 8llglitly top-heavy. It Is
overweighted with the problem ot national
regeneration. On one side stands anarchv
and over against that desolation and hard
times. To steer between and land the shin
ot state In smootn seas of prosnerltvls the
task of the Congress. Tariff, free sliver,
sound moue'y. war. and what not, arc
seriously proposed and discussed. No
statesman has the courage or genius to
take the nation by the ears and tum Its
face square on the issue the providing of
work for idle hands.
Contrasted with tho heterogenous assem
blage on Capitol IIIllls.i Congress of voumr
and ardent splrlu. Ihey are the Ulsciule-s
of Vv ii.slim:; ton's four great universities.
The wisdom of their masters hus directed
thetliougbt and purposcsof these threethou
sand voutli to the great question of the
day. Under the general head of economics
allot the-mare giving elaborate courses. Our
universities have seen the danger ahead.
Their young men arc being Imbued with
Tea years he-nce they will be foremost In
the ranks of men.
It Is ernlirying to note this purpose and
preparation. What others have groped
after these may be exiiected to grasp, and
not waste alunble time In criticising the
dlllctnutl utterances of Insignificant men
for party gain, 'lhe one sonu coinlori to
day is thai the colle-ge-s are sensibly gruu
pllng with the growing eviU and practi
cally training j oung men and women lor the
struggle to arrest them. The universities
deserve the gratitude ot men. Their course
Is in sharp contrast to that of Congress.
The Eureka Literary Society, the oldest
club In the university, closeil the most suc
cessful term of its history. An unusual tiling
with such organizations was that during
the te-rni no one appointed on Its program
failed to appear. This Interest in extra
class work Is very cratiij-ing to the fac
ulty, and the protessors stiow their appre
ciation by lrequcnt lectures and talks de
livered to the club.
The officers for the coming term are:
President. George Heriot Ue Iter!: vice
pre-'lilent. It. C. Kelley; secretary, L. A.
Kcdillng, assistant secretary. I leirenev M.
Duugee; treasurer. George brewer, jr.:
chaplain, T. M. Svph-ix: eelltor. Ir. O. .
II, .iiii.-,; critique. 11. il. Close: serjaanl-al-ariiw,
George IJayton; exeentiv ecommlt
tii K.CKvllcy, ct-nlniianex-ofriclo; George
W. Coffee. II. S. Jackson. F. W. Avant.
W. J. Conway and Wallace.
An athletic aisoclatlon has been organ
ized under the following officers:
President. Mr. Geofge llertol De Reef:
.-lee president. Mr. Robert L. Jones: secre
tary. Mr. I. K. Gilliam; treosuier. Mr. k.
W. Avant: manager ot football team. Mr.
0. A. Weaver; manager of baseball team
and custodian. Mr. It. C. Kelley; executive
committee. Prof. C. C. Cook. Messrs. I . W .
Av ant. S. 11. Lark, Z. W. hrookens and E. D.
i'rr i-f.ii. u fYinrhtne: the football team
for a game with Lincoln on Decem!er 21.
at IJaitiinore-. jne game ainaiuacni "
the V. X. C. I. has been declared off.
Vctterday afternoon the Alphn Phi list
ened lo a pare-r by Mr. II. Conrnd Ulnford
on "Open Avenues for Colored Youth.
On Friday evening the Amphion Glee
Club, the Mandolin and Guitar Club and
the Preside m's Glee Club, numbering about
fiiiv in nil. ravi- a cone-ert for tie Ircncflt
vf the new athletic association. In the
Andrew U.inkia ile-moriai cnaiHM. . large
assemblage wes present and uulte a sum
was realized. The exeeutlve committee
were Messrs. William E. Jackson, J. Henry
Lewis and Heury A. Ilrown.
Rev. .1. Havens Rie hards, the n-ctor. left
ou Wednesday for Woodstock, where he
will ?pend two week hi his anneal retre.it.
Father William Ei.nla is the acting rector.
The Christmas .nation will begin stoner
than was announced, commencing on lle-(tnili-t
21. and continuing until Jauuarr
3. On this account nubile dissertations
of the class in philosophy m major, minor
and applied logic", will take nlace De-ccm-ber
11. Cardinal Satolllhas been invited
liumesiiately after Christmas Judge Mar
tin F. Morris will begin hi course on the
devt-Iopincnt and history of constitutional
liberty, before the under and post-graeluate
i Iases. As part of the same cnurae.
Fathers Clianilrlle and Wtlsh will tlellver
n!teri.ate lectures on the literature of the
periods treated of by Judge Morris.
The Gregorian chant Is nowhere better
rendered man at the religlo'is services of
Divinity Hall. Ht.nilred-i of W.tsbli.ctcn's
music lovers go e-very fcunilav lo eiuor the
pure melody. The crnir has Just b.-en reor
ganized, with Father Cimmingv or Peoria.
111., as organist. He is an artist in the rvn
dltlun of cni:rti music, mid .is.succis.sor to
that eminent iii'sMci in. Dr. I'nhle. makes a
crcdltjblecomn lrlson. Thesololst ur.ither
Dolan or AllMiiy. whose pire and f'exible
tenor viie-e ..Imast attains the range or a
soprano. He Is assisted by Fathers Lvuch.
Clifford. Tetamer. and Frgirty.
Prof. Mnnrli-e Francis hgaii is lecturing
on pure Ellz.ibvthi.in literature Lefore the
semlniry ot English literature.
Dr. Edward Greene is couiuletlng the ar
rangement of his large and valuable herba
rium lu the biological department of A!c
Mahon Hall. With the exception of the
specimens belonging to the government,
this is the finest collection of f'ora hi the
A course of Friday afternoon lectures is
tielng glvej at the academy. The fir3t of
taese, on -seir culture," was delivered on
Neivemlier 22 by President Whitman. Dr.
Lss- Davis Lodge ot Columbian Uuivenltv
addressc-d the students December O on "The
Organic Conception of History." The next
lecture in this course will be given ou De
cern b-r 13 by Prof. O.T. Ma -on of the United
Stales XHtlonal Museum on "The Races of
Man." The loyal friends of the academy
have gathered to Its sunoort. and. as in this
coarse of lectures, are contributing much
to the proni or Its courses ot Instruction
and to theproTiiseof its future.
Prof. Harrv Klnir. chief of the draft ini?
division ot the General Laud Office, has re
cently presented the Academy, of which he
Is an alumnus, the Land Office man of the
Uuiled Stale-3, together with a set or the
State aud Territorial maps issued by that
Friends and patrons who wish to visit
the academy and attend the work of the
classroom will be afforded every facility
for observing this work, and will be wel
comed by the principal and faculty.
At the last me-etln; ot the Baptist Minis
ters' Conference of this cltv. Prot. James
Howard Gore. Ph. I)., read an Interesting
paper entitled. "In the Wake of the Pil
grims." While In Holland last summer
Dr. Gore 'visited the localilie-s where the
Pilgrims had lived. He examined the
original authorities and documents to ascer
tain the causes that exiled the Pilgrims
from England, ami studied the Influence of
the Pilgrims on the Dutch, and that ot the
Dutch on the Pllgriui3.
ElizalK-tu. said Dr. Core in this paner.
was a Protestant onlv politically, anel her
attempts to secure conformity to that
churc'i were in re'alitv attempts toward
restoration, which to the Puritans were eo
obnoxious that they left England. Holland
was at that time the recognlze-d "ark ot
the fugitives." The Puritans rirst went to
Amsterdam, where the shipping gave em
ployment to unskilled labor, but because
of church troubles the congregation, which
sulisequcntly came to America, removed
to Lvyden. This city was one of manu
factures. All trades were in the lands of
guilds and an apprenticeship -was a pre-re-qnlslto
'lhe English exiles found it almost Im
possible to support themselves and decided
to come to America. They left Levdcn. not
for freedom: that (hey had: not because of
the lack of hospitality on the part of the
Dutch, but chiefly. It not solely, because of
tlie difficulties attending the procuring of
employment. The route lo leiruhni-n
was followed, and the history ot each til
lage passed was given bv Dr. Gore. The
Dutch influence was completely lost a few
years after the Pilgrims came lo America,
and In a few years all recollections ot the
Pilgrims had faded from the memories of
the Dutch. The peonle ot Leyden were
simply hosts of the Pilgrims, who enjoyed
a hospitality, which. Judging from their
future acts, they would never have recipro
cated. Dr. Gore's paper, which was thor
oughly enjoyed by all present. Is soon to be
President Whitman has taken charge of a
Bible class in the Sunday-school of the
Calvary Baptist Chnrth. The class num.
bers about 120 men. The Influences of
Columbian's new president Is thus being
felt alomr all the lines of .educational lire.
In January next Messrs. Glnn & Company
win puoiisn in tnc international Modern
Language series, a volume entitled "Wis
stnschafthche Vortraege Von Emll Da
Hois- Reymond." This Is a collection
of lectures of D ll Bnls-Rcrmoml. edited with
notesand Introduction by Prof. James How
ard Gore. Ph. D. The lecturesare so Inter
esting, the notes so copious and the vocabu
lary of the great physiologist Is so wide th.it
the volume cannot bat prove an Important
aid In lhe study of technical Uetman.
ley must tiM you're deal
$13.50, S12.50 and SIO, you know they have actually
been in stock and that the cut is from existing prices
not imaginary markings.
Everybody jumps at such a chance. While any
of the 1,600 suits we set aside for a sacrifice last,
they'll go at
SonietKsly wnnted to know If there
les, lots or 'one
We didn't know but we had loaded up a little. too
heavily with Overcoats. No danger now. Weren't
they piled in here thick, tho'?--and aren't they thin
ning out fast?
That tells the story of goodness and cheapness:
E7.U0 here Is simo as $10 soroevthere else.
tu 10 here Is same ist) or 4100 at the toulest tailors.
flflKS AND GOMPRNY,
Penna. Are. and 7th, sL, usj.ia Corner:"
GENUINE FLYING DUTCHMAH
Ffcnloin Ship o! the Jersey Coast Winch
Api;ers Regulariy Every Cbrislmas.
Ghost of an Old Treasure Craft
Which Burns Yearly to tho Water's
Edge Near Tons of Lost Cold.
.New York IreH.
Sea Isle City, X. J.. Dec. 1. People of
that part 01 wmthern New Jersey tmrdcr
iug the si-a know many stories ot hidde-a
treasure. It Is raid that Capt. Kidd p-eid
more than' one iit to the lslai.dsletneeii
the mainland and the bea. An exhaustive
search has tailed to bring to light nny of
the pirate duel's gold. There .as a com
pany that: formed itself to n-jrch for the
bullion thatVKj supposed to He on the ci's
bottom in the hoius of the ships lie U.-aaU
aul ilontcsauu, nblch pent down over a
Thclx- ura.ik'was a Dutch merchant ves
sel that v.as carrjiug to England Dourly
?l',000,00O. she saiutl Iroin a iieiieau
port in the winter or IT'JJ, and had an un-eri-iitlul
vojase-until the cape-iiif Delaware
were reached. Sjlie met a terrific Morm
tttieu almost Insiuht ol laud and fouudtre-
e-d. Local hi-lory says she eut to the bot
tom not more than a iioten nuns inun
shore, but, be tliat as It may, all e-itorts
to locate her soon utter were uuuccef ul.
Ten years ago a company was organized
lu Philadelphia to n new the search lor tho
sunken treasure. A lund ot 100,nui) uas
raised and VP"led on a small Meainer.
Iir. P.inco.t-t il Philadelphia was heavily
iuiereted IluanciaUy in this mow-uuiit tu
gain the bullion that went down with the
De llraak. " The steamer cruise-d up and
down the Cape May county coast. Drags
were cat Into the s-a, and wnenver mey
came lu contact" with sut'ktn obstructions
divers went to the bottom to ecarcli. A
number or wrecks were encountered, but
not a vestigeor the wealth sought for.
II is thought that the De Braak became
buried lu the sand. Ole seafaring men be
lieve that the oceau currcuU, which are
continually changing, will someday uncocr
the waterlogged hull of the treasure ship,
aud perchauce some lucky searchers will
find her then. There was talk recently of
Instituting another search for tt.e ship. In
the ocean abutting the Cape May county
coast another ship, the Montezuma, lies
burled. She went donn a century ago, not
far rroro lhe De Hraak. T helull riggwl
ship foundered somewhere near To wnsend's
Inlet lu a terrible I or' faster. Stowed .iway
in h er hold t here was a fortune in big silt cr
bars one million dollar" worth, heeral
years ago excitement was caused by the
report that the Jlontezuma's wealth had
lieen uncovered by Capt. Japhet Town
send, of Soniers Point, one of the managers
of theAtlantle and Gulf WreckiugCompany.
It was true that the steamer Tames! fuued
a wreck, which at first was thought to be
the Montezuma, but it pro cd to be the hull
of a waterlogged sche.oner. The Town
send brothers made a thorough search along
this coast, but found uo truce of a Span
Skeletons of many wrecks are Etrewn
along this graveyard of the Jersey coast,
uo le-ss than fifty-one ships hating foun
dered on the beach of Ludlam's Island, on
which is Sea Isle City. Aialon, or Seven
Mile Ileach, is the reposing place of two
score or more of vessels, while Ocean City,
or Peck's Boach, f urnishesa bait hundred.
In old Cape liny yarns are spun of phan
tom ships that sail thesea on stormy nights,
with no haod to guide the tiller and none
to furl the sails. Those who relate than
have come -to believe them true, for sea
farers, and,- those who have spent their
livcv within sound of the roarh'g, Morn.
tossol sea.'are imaginallte. Olien when
the north wlntls moan and howl the o'd
folk gathered nro'ind the hearth win say to
their children'. "Old Davy is oat tonight; do
joa hear lum moan and cry?"
The elements were in a terrlb'e uproar on
Die night that the story of "Old Davy"
was related "to me. Just such a night when
old sailors' .memories of hardships at sea
are brought-vividly before them. An old
m-intnld the story.
"It wja n terrible spell of weather ou that
Christmas Day in 1703, whe.i the big ship
Dauntless sailed into the capes of Dela
ware and dropped anchor. The snow came
In a blizzard from thenorth, and the wind
drove the whilc.-;appcd breakers ren'ghly
to the shores. The Dauntless. Capt. David
Smith, had sailed from one of the West In
dies a short time before with a cargo cf
sugar and was bound for Liverpool. Phe
ueter reached her destination. While ijiug
at anchor in Southern waters many of the
crew had gone ashore, where they spent
their time carousing.
"Before sailing several of ll.cm fell vic
tims to the 'black scourge," or yellow fever,
anel died. Then when tlie cargo was stored
away the ship's prow was turned north
ward on. her long voyage. A few days
after leaving port other members of the
crew were taken ill with the fever, and
were set ashore on one of the riorida kejs
lo perish or live, as God ordalccc'. Othcis
of lhe crew contracted the disease and died,
and, as the story gocsj" continued the
old sailor, "so many -died tlmt It wts
with great difficulty that the ship was
navigated. To make matters worse, four
or doubtf ul-and
you're wise to be both.
They shout at the top
of their lungs about re--'ductions
prices and are seen
In the market the next
minute buying for their
honest (?) off eri ngs.
Shades of Ananias!
But a plain statement
docs the business here.
Whys and wherefores
are freely given. When
we say take the choice
of Suits that have been
were any Plila Blacks araons'em.
se-anicn lowered one of tl e ship's boats at
night, while off llatteras, and deserted.
"Capt. Smith was one of the last to
become stricken. Tl e mile and three sea
men managed to bring the tesel tt a safe
anchorage In Delaware Bay, off Highland
Be-ach. The master of the Dauntlcts recov
ered, but worry and dieae left him a
maniac, To pretent him from leaping Into
the sea, he was confined below, and a
watch placed over him. On a ChrUtmas
Ee otir a century ago, lnle in the after
noon, re-idcMs along the 'bay shore' saw
a full-rigged thip 'round to a irlle from
shore and anchor. Xo small boat could
come ashore. There were no yawls visible
on the decks or 'daies.'
"Darkness soon hid the vessel, and soon
the little lights in theilshernicn'shutsaloug
lhe beach went out. The storm became
more andmore violent. Thenoutontherag
iug waters of the bay a fin rue shot sky
ward, illuminating t'ie clouds. Those on
shore saw It. It was the Dauntless on fire.
Th fishermen ilarednot venlureoat. Prom
across the waters came laughter, then on
the wind came crie ot onguis'i aud Iep i Ir.
The watchers on nhore shore saw In the
midst ot the Inrld flames the figure of a
man dancing wildly.
"Then came shouts of" glee, then silence.
Tlie crackling flanie-s sevineil to mock the
dancer in his glee. Then the'y died out.
leaving thespectatorson thebach intlark
nes and fear. The storm continued until
daybnak an 1 then cleared away. Thosun.
coming out, cast Its bright rasoer De-la-ware
Bay. The sunbeam plajiil with the
black anil ch trrt-d hulk of the Dauntless as
she ro3e and fell. Of all lhe crew, none
weresaved. It lssald that thecaptaln fired
.Voir every Christmas Eve strange scenes
are seen in the bay. "Old Davy" Smith
and his ship Dauntless are said to sail
througn the bay, and when on the spot
where she found an anchorage long years
ago, the tessel hursts Into a sheet of flame,
and, ami 1 the laughter, song and dancing ot
her insane skipper, she again burns to the
water's edge. That is the story of "Old
Davy" and hi3 ghost, as it is told In Cape
May county homes.
Very Curious Things.
I'rof. Hajat, of Vienna, has declared that
Mnoters are less liable to diphtheria and
oilier thro.ildiseasesthaunoii-smokersin the
ratio ot one to twenty-eight. The learned
Dr. Schiff aUo gives us lo understand that
smoking is always positively forbidden lu
bacteriological laboratories, because It is
known to hinder the development of the bac
teria. Experts report that It is impossible to
send a telegraph dUpatch through the
Hoosac tuniiel, four and one-ha If mile from
Xorlh .Adams Mass. It has been tried with
nil kinds of wire, and with a cable such as"fa
useil under the ocean, but in vain. Tele
graph wires, in consequence of this curious
condition, have been carried over the sur
rounding mountains. A taieful explora
tion of the tunnel hanlieen made, but no 111.1 g
liclic or other ore has been found to Inter
fere with the transmission of a message.
Maze'ppa Is not an imaginary character
of Byron. He was a page to JohnKazimcr,
king of Poland, and being discovered In
iriguii.g with the wife or the grand general
of nrtlllery. this latter officer caused him to
belled to the back of a wild Ukranian horse.
After being chased by wolves and dashing
over ravines and torrents, the horse Hop
ped in a bn-all village, where Mazcpiia was
rescued, and became a leader of the Cos
sacks. The owner of a pin factory In Seymour,
Conn., recently hauled away several tons
of defective pins and made of them a side
walk In front of his house. He expects as
soon as these uscfid Implements rust and are
poundeel down to have tbefiucst pavement
In the United State3.
A match-catting machine Is quite an automatic-
curiosity. It cuts lO.GOU.OOO
a day, and then arranges them over a vat,
where the heads are put 011 at a surprising
rate of speed.
A portion ot thehighland orBackicgham
shire Is known by the name of the Chiltcrn
Hills. Formerly Iheae hills abounded in
limber, and afforded shelter to numerous
banditti. To suppress these freebooters
appointed under the crown, called the Me
ant of the Chiltcrn Hundred. , The duties
have long since ceased, but the nominal of
fice Isrclalurd to suit a particular purpose.
"Catching the Speaker's eye" means
drawing his attention to the desire of some
member of Parliament who has risen to ob
tain a hearing. In the French National
Assembly lhe representatives inscribe their
pames fit a took, and are called upon to
speak In order; bat in England it rests en
tirely with the Speaker of the House to
For Masculine Eyes
Two respectable Englishmen of Calcutta
fought a duel with dumb bells recently.
After spending a pleasant evening with
their families they got Into a ejuaiTel,
and were seen fighting by a native ser
vant. One was killed by a dumb bell,
whereupon the other blew out his brains
with a revolver.
The trial of Louis Gordon, shirt manu
facturer in New Vork, for contracting
for the burning ot his own premises, shows
that he retained professional incendiaries
for lhe work as one would a lawjer. The
fee wat Sl.500, to Le divided among three
men, one of whom, an Insurance adjuster,
named Milch, turned state's evidence.
He,v. Farley Jorter.aPrcsbytcrian clergy
man at Elba. N. 1'., ailounUeel some of
bis old-fashioned parishooers by Ueclar-
duction sale all our $2.50 BOYS'
Shoes are reduced to only
CROCK FR'S 939 Pa Ave.
Shoss Cleaned Without Charge.
' Tuesday. Dec. 17, 8 o'clock p. m.
Tbs Grandest of all Oratorio. Han Id's
THE CHORAL SOCIETY,
Prof. II. C. Sherman, Director. njls:l by
Miss Charlolts Maconda, sojirauo; Jllss lluth Thompson, contralto; Mr. E. C, Toa,
tenor; Dr. Car! Duffr, basso: all or Now Vok.
THE WASHINGTON' SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Reserved Sent". 50 on J 75c and S I . at Litis 4. Co-, 937 Pa. avc X VI.
928 Seventh Street.
As a special
haeirhU) and colcrfr! rorder.
Is frinced all round and is (ull 3
928 Seventh Street.
O St.. lift th 11u.il 10th Sts. X W.
TU."DAY, BtC ,T, b 1'. M.
Ye Ancient Days.
Tnr. 1 oval 1.1 oio.s or womkv.
Kescrvtil fceats-lSc -t JlctzsroUs, 1110 F
t. W Coccert. Ancient auJ lloderu Din -la
Ing In his irrniem last Sunday that a house
should be attached to the church where
"games of billiards, cards and dancing
might be engaged In." He has gone still
further 111 the wine direction by suggesting
llut at tne meetings eif the Ladies' Aid
Society the game of euchre might be played
occasionally wltLnut serious harm.
Famuel Davis, the richest Hebrew In
Canada, die-d at Montreal on Xovcniterao.
He was an esten-ivc wholesale cigar and
tobacco dealer and was Interested in many
of the most profitable pro.ects connected
with Canada and the Northwest. His
wealth is computed at S3.C00.0C0, and he
carried life insurance or 515-M.00. He was
sixty-five ears old.
A rich old Englishman recently had a
painful experience with the tax gatherer.
In order to avoid paying the death duties
he had turned over all of his property to
ills son. The son, hovvcv er, died Intestate,
and without children, before his father;
and, as hi- son's heir, the old gentleman
had to pay death duties on his property
The Trine of Wales rides a wheel. So
do the fallowing big folks: Czar of Kus-sia,
Queen Hegcnt of Spain. Empress of Austria,
King of Servia, Prince George of Greece,
the kid" King of Spain, King Humbert and
Queen Marguerite of Italy, lively old King
Leopold of Belgium, King George of Greece
and several other royal people.
Lore About Rivers.
The 1 ngth ot the Ccngo is believed to
exce-ed 2.000 miles, and it drains an area
off llO.nnOscuare miles In it slower course
it is frcmiently more than five miles in
Twelve creels In the Celled States bear
the name of lliel'.hine.
Every ancient city of note was located
on or near the sea or a river.
The rlvi r ot the "Gold Coast." In Vest
Africa, are rich in gold. Forl.OOOmlle-seast
and west from Asbante-e every river's
banks yield go'd In greater or less quan
tities. The Hudson Itlver. from Its mouth to
the lakes. Is 4C0 miles in lerglh.
For over 1.2C0 mile-s the Nile docs not
receive a single tributary stream.
The River Jordan has its or gin in one
of the largest springs in the world.
The delta of the Nile was tl e first men
tioned In hisicry. It took lis l.ame from
its shape, bearing In this particular an
exact resemblance to the Greek letter
Delta, or D.
The Zambeze in South Africa Is 1.S00
miles in length.
Slow rivers flow at the rate of tLree to
seven miles an Lour.
The Paraguay River, so calcd frcm the
republic of the same name on lis banks.
Is l.fOO miles In lerglh. At rolnls in lis
lower course It is from five to fifteen miles
Counting thellislsslppi and Missouri
as one stream, the total ,'crgth of this great
inland ocean Is over 4.000 miles. Con
sidered separately the Mirslslppi Is 2,816
miles and the Misfojrl 3,017.
The Gauge s is 1.570 nlles :org and drains
an area or 7c0,000 sr.uare miles.
The Mississippi and its tributaries drain
an area of 2,U0O,C0O square miles.
The branches of the Hls'itlpp! have an
aggregate length ot lo.COUiaillea.
The floods of the Tiber in winter carry
everything before them. Tlie mest substan
tial wharves and decks lave been carried
away by the mere force of tLe water.
Cliaisi'd a TurUoy.
Helton, Texas, Dec. 7. This morning a
gentleman from the country came to town,
having some turkeys in his wagon. Shortly
after he drove upon the court house seraare,
oncof his turkeys got loose, hopped out of the
wagon and started across the fquare to
ward Ihcopera house. Theroanaiid his dog
started after it rull tilt. The race was a
pretty one. By the tlmo the turkey got
to the opera hou"e It was doing its bcit,
hnlf mnnli'S and half flying. The front
of lhe lower story of the opera house is
filled with fine, large Trench plate glass
windows, and when the turkey arrived at
these he did not notice the obstruction nor
slop for it, but went through It as If it were
not there. It broke a large hole In the
window, but thut dldnot impede the progress
of the turkey. It lott a few feathers but
When captured d id not seem to be otherwise
Injured. The glass in the window was fully
a quarter of an inch lu thickness. Gal
veston Dally News.
A Xlci Servant.
8ervant Give me a pound ot tea.
Grocer Green "or black?
Bervant It doesn't matter, my mistress
is blind. La Carcature.
Today Saturday wc offer the
parents of this city an opportunity to
save 10 and 15 per cent on their Shoe
in is applies to all
our Children's and
Let's remind ytiu
that durinp; this re
Open Until 10 Tonight.
Festal Conceit by
At I t' GKA.ND OIT.KA HO tali
WEEK OF DECEMBER 9.
Last performance of
MISS GLADYS WALLIS,
In Clay M. Greene's four-act play.
Glfea with Preciil Scenery and Ccstmces
and a Large Chorum
"An exceedLnjly artistic presonMtioa."
NEXT II U V1 K. IIOEV
WEEK.f in "the ci.oiii: trottkr."
feEtls. NOW ON SALE.
LAFAYETTE SOIWE iiSK, (pS)
JOHN VV. AXBAUOH Manager.
25c, 50c, 75c.
E. M. and JOSEPH
In thU Season's Greatest Succeu
A SOCIAL HIGHWAYMAN.
WEEK I OUIGINALNEW YOKE. CAST.
fcALE OF SEATS NOW OPEN.
icW NATIONAL THsATFR.
Tonight lust appearance of
And Company's prod net I on of
Sir Arthur Sullivan anil I'.U.Barnandalatg
Savoy Theitor, London, Comic Opera.
Prices, S1.50, 51.00, 50c anj iSt
COL R. C
The Foundation of Faith.
Seats now on sale.
Prince of .Maclcians, in h!
Production of Magic.
Artistic Specialty Performers
Elaborate been cry and ttae Settings. Seat
ACADEMY 2Sc. 60s, 7Sc, SI.OO.
Hat. today. 25c. and 5lli Kescrrei
wejeju a SHtHAHU'S
U'ooJ and Shinard,
3 S!ster3 Merril'ees.
Ccnroy and Hcr'arlantl,
William IL Mad,
and 15 others.
rmrr rnyurtT or the
Neit Week JOsETIl CALLAHAN la a msc
nlflcent prodLctlon of "FALS.T."
IAERNA.VS LYCEUM TUEATE1L
ALL THIS WEEK.
Big Specialty Co.
Composed entirely of Earopeaa ani
American Novelties, introducing
10 AIL FEATURE SPECIALTY ACTS 1Q
Xext week li. V. Vi Mllams O ira Company.
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In theyearfor Tortren M
rco. Norfolk, l'ortsmnuth, rvutl H!l point!
South ana skmuiirest hy the po.rerr.il
U9W iron palace ateamera "Newport
News, "Norfotfe" anel Wa3Ulatoa,
leaving dally 011 the tolloirluc schedule
J.v.Wasiituii 7.iii pro
i.v.Al'x'el'ia, 7M0 piu
Ar.Norrolt 7::io wn
4J Ponsm'h H:(ie nm
U.v.Norfolk . U.10 pa
L.V.M.AIOIU-0" 7.20 res
!ArAl-;c'iirla li.oo am
AT IVnuTiVrnnR-?!.'! .r
VISITORS Tel THE ATI.aMTi BT.
POSITION and thi resorts nt Knrtre.
Monro. Vlrjrlnla lien 1 n nnrt Florida will
end this n very attractive rnme. n II
rvnlf the nionotimy of nn ull-rnllrtila.
Tkfcet on tale at 613, gik, 1-m
Pennsylvania avenue. 11. A u. tlctcer
ottlee, corner Fifteenth street and New
York avenue. ut,d ou hoard Meuaiera.
where tlaiv-uible.tuap. vtc van ala
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