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THJ3 WASHINGTOlSr TIMES, SUISTDAT, JHDXY 7, 1S95.
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Strfi Wareboubee Kd St near M.
-Moth defiers tilings
that realty bailie the appetite
of this destructive little in
sect. CEDAR CHESTS to
begin with not the factoiy
kind, but OUR make. The
cedar's fragrant, pungent
odor means immunity from
CarofuUy selected, -nell seasoned
woods alone are lined, ami to the thor
oei vorkwausSIp is Added hnndRomo
dorfpti Wo auow tlioui in various sizos.
We aim make old btzes to humor par
. M O THALINE
BAGS a happy idea that
ladies especialry appreciate
slipped over the dress,
that's hung at full length.
it's impossible for either
moths or dust to get near
Moth Paper another
Let us do your printing
if yoid have tlie best produc
McGILL. & WALLACE, Printers,
J JO? E Mcwet N. IV. 'Phone. 1311
New things are arriving
iveiy day in Silver Orna
ments and Knick-knacks.
The prices here on Jewelry
Df eveiy description are al
ways low, for with a small
store and small expense I can
ifford to sell at quite a close
JMy window every day is a
brief index of my stock.
C IT. DAVISON, Jeweler,
1105 F St. X W.
If 3rou want to order for
your house, you'll find us
mighty good people to order
linpoiter W mes and Liquors,
818 V street northwest
W Imyu. m to-morrow andyon'll get
IM S8 worth forS6.50! WHITE SIlK ;
D ALPACA COATS AXD VESTS tho ;
coolest th'sg that sartorial inge-
Ti unity could devise. But there's not
b many left, wo -warn vim and those
j only to fit 34, 35, 26 and 37 inch
r&& chests at this price. They're ideal
sJ, summer garments that men who
T feel the heat much ere enthusiastic
s over. In Dove and Pearl colors
C2g fit any size at S4.50.
H IIC'IK. TASTE
t.. -mr JL J , 1n TTT
g 625 Pa. Ava. S?El
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION.
LADIES -Wc don't want the earth, but
wo do want to sell you a machine We
have Standard, Slngcr.DomeMicNt wllome,
Wheeler and Wilwn, American. Paragon,
Improved Southern, and many otlters from
$15 to $0O Good second-hand machine
from $: up; slightly uwl. C-h or install
ments. THE ENTERPRISE S M CO.,
334 Pa ave te. It
WANTED-Free, wc charge nothing
foi callings; maebines repaired from CO
cents up. send u a postal; new machines of
all makes f r. mi $15 to $G0 TIIE ENTER
PRISE! M CO, 334 Pa ave.se. It
COUNSEL AND CLIENTS.
Difference Between Them In the Po
tomac Flntis Cum.
On Friday last Messrs T A. Lambert.
Reginald rondall. and Caldcron Carlisle
obtained in the Potomac flats case orders
to show cause directed to Mrs Annie E
Johnson, executrix of the late E Kurtz
Johnson. J Harrison Johnson, Charles B
Church. William A. Wimsatt. Elizabeth
Km; liitcy, executrix of the late William
A Riley, and Thomas W Riley.
These persons are asked whether (hey
deny the authority of the petitioners to
represent litem in the Potomac Finis case
Ifrhey do deny, they are required to show
them as m default If they do not deny
the aatuorrty or tiic attorneys they are
as.ked expressly to confirm and continue
it Answer is 10 lie made on Monday
It is underwood a difference of opinion
as to employment and fees is involved in
More Expected From The Times.
Editor Times- In your Issue of July 1,
you propos a. most commendable reform,
to wit "To make department people pay
theirlHK" If you can discoverany method
of doing so you will win the gratitude and
approbation of the Business community at
large for your most enterprising paper.
You have already accomplished so much in
tho reform direction that we expect any
thing from such able management. This
' reform will be a great boon to our
dry as those people contract debtsthat they
-will not pay and the business men suffer.
I am myself ouo of the victims. Wishing
your bright, newsy and live Journal success,
From a SUBSCRIBER.
a Coats of 1
Son t h west Wn-sh 1 ngton "Wat er.
Editor Times- Allow me space in the
columns of your valuable paper to make a
few remarks in regard to our water sys
tem in South Washington. It is asked
every day by some one, "Why have they
taken up and done away with a goodly
number of tho pumps and hydrants?"
The condition ot our reservoir water
is enough to drive any one to hydrants
or some other place. I should like to tee
The Times take the matter in hand, and by
eo doing it would meet with universal
approval. W. E. B.
Clnrko Hold For the Grand Jury.
A hearing was given Thomas II Clarke,
colored, charged with having forged the
name of Mrs Euretta C Matthews to a
promissory note for $100, in ttie police
court yesterday. Clarke stated that he
jlgned tho note by permission of Mrs. Mat
thews, but Judge Miller sent the case to the
iVgnd J'TK ,n. Sr-nn J wind B.
Association Will Be Organized
Under laws" of Virginia.
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD
Cupitalfllftofc Fixed at "Fifty Thousand
Dollar If Thirty Tliou-yind I l'nld
Dividi'iulH ot Four l'or Cunt More
"With Proportionate Increase.
Loan Association, as proposed by The
Times, were arranged at a meeting of the
committee in charge of tliat matter, yes-t'-rdu
afteinoon, at the orfice or Messrs.
Rnlston & Biddons. There were present
M-ssrs. F L Moore, II. C Potter, II. 13. 1
MncFarland. August Donatli, Mr F L.
Siddons and Col. John Tracy, superintend
ent or Public Charities, the latter attend
ing at the request of the committee.
Col. Tracy, called on, gave some valuable
information to tho committee as to the
practicubiHtyof the scheme and themethods
by which it could be made a practical suc
cess. Tlie special purpose of the meeting was to
Have the committee informed as to tlie
lcgalstalus of the proposed association with
Telerenceto its incorporation.
INCORPORATION IN VIRGINIA.
It lias been understood that such corpora
tion is not practicable under the laws of
the District, and hence the committee ap
pointed Mr. Siddons to report on how: the
enterprise could be pushed forward without
waiting on the passage or a law by Con
gress to cover the contingency.
Mr Siddons lookwl into ttie law of several
of the adjacent Plates, and selected that
of Virginia as applicable and favorable to
Uie object m view lie, therefore, after
a full statement of this phase of the delay,
recommended an incorporation under the
A resolution adopting Mr Siddons' sug
gestion was then passed
A resolution was also passed calling for
a public meeting, winch will be held on
Wednesday afternoon next at 12 30 o'clock,
at the rooms of the Board or Trade At
this meeting the committee will report
all its transactions
The financial details agreed upon yes
terday were that the capital 6ioek be fixed
at GO. 000, the stock to be divided into
6bares of S10 each
TOUR PER CENT AT TIRST.
It is proposed to loan money at 10 percent,
per annum, which, if $30,000 in stock
be secured, will enable tho association to
pay the stockholders per cent, per
annum. An increase of the stock will,
of course, mean the payment of a larger
It was tho sense of the committee that
Congress should Iw asked for some legis
lation, but tlie situation was also re
garded as one that admitted of no delay,
and the matter was pushed to the conclu
sion reached yesterday.
The committee has undertaken some in
teresting work with relation to the com
plction of tho plan, the result of winch
will nppear at the public meeting on
The feeling of the committee Is thattlipre
will lie a satisfactory response to the
Invitations to subscribe stock. The Vir
ginia law will Iw shown to be one which
provides ample guarantees for stock
holders. new Ei'woitTH cinjncn.
Handsome Structure to He Erected nt
Seventh nnd A Streets.
The membersoftlieEpwurth SI. E. Church
South arc arranging to build a handsome
edif.ee as a place of worship at the corner
of Seventh and A streets northeast. The
plans are in the hands of the Building In
spector, .nd a permit has been issued for
the const ruction
The building will be of brick, with BJum
meltown brown-stone facings, and Ro
manesque in design. It will have two
towers, one ninety-six feet in height, with
two entrances m one of them fort j -six
feet above the ground.
The auditorium as planned wdl be 4033
feet in dimension, aud will be lighted
through a circular sky-light and two win
dows, one fronting on A street, the other
on Seventh street The scats will be In
the form of an amphitheater, and a curved
ceiling will constitute an importaut part
of the acoustic arrangement.
A pastor's study is arranged for on the
same floor with the auditorium, and the
Sunday-school will have commodious quar
ters on the first floor. The structure will
No rimimiro Without Their "Time-!."
ECltor Times Asbury Park is all right,
altliougli tlie girls in bathing do not look
as pretty as they do on the picture paper;
but what I have found out is that all the
attractions put together do not compensate
one for tlie loss of the spicy reading m
Tito Washington Times, and Una little
letter is lo ask you to send it for the hea
son There is quite a colony of Washing
toniaus in this villa who are clamoring
for Tlie Times. It is the first cry at break
fast, and breaks into a growl at dinner
time, and a howl by supper time. There
fore, I constituted myself a committee of
one to write for it, and bring peace to
"ye summer boarder." J.
The Milk in the Cocoa nut.
A clever ttick was recently worked in
the Ohio Stale prison. A convict, whose
sentence had expired, sent m a number of
They went to convicts with whom he
worked while a prisoner.
That afternoon after the cocoanuts liad
been distributed ex-Representative Fow
ler, who Is the officer in charge of the build
ings nnd grounds, dropped into a report
down in the city.
Tlie barkeeper accosted him with:
"Well, did you felloes get any cocoanuts
out there to-day for the prisoners?"
"I believe some did come out," said Fow
"Tiicy were loaded with whisky, weren't
they?" asked the bartender, with a laugh.
Fowler waited to hear no more, but
dashed off to the "pen."
Tlie convicts who had got the cocoanuts
were brought lefore the deputy warden
and eacli acknowledged that his present
Tlie ex-convict, who was a shrewd crook,
had bored into each cocoanut and emptied
it of its milk.
Then he poured in all the liquor it would
hold, and, taking a cork, plugged up the
hole in the nut.
The cork was so near like the shell of
the cocoanut that it was not detected,
of the noblest families in France, declined
the honor which Napoleon Avished to confer
on her, that or being maid of honor to his
sister-in-law, the Queen of Spain. She af
terwards became Josephine's dam du
palais, bat always affected to look down
on the imperial court. One day she went
to a reception at the Tuileries blazing
with diamonds. "What splendid jewels,"
remarked Napoleon; "are they real?"
"Mou Dieut sire, I really don't know, but
at any rate they are quite good enough
to wear here." Kansas City Star.
Mr. "WInIov' Soothing Syrup.
Has been used for ever fifty years by mil
lions of mothers for their children while
teething, with perfect success. It sooths
tlie child, sortens the gums, allays all pain,
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy
for diarrhoea. Sold by druggists in every
part of the world. Be sure and ask for
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and
take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a
Get your Cabinet Photo 3?re&
THROWING UP THE SPONGE
Shylock Companies Settling Up
Their Cases without Litigation.
Individual Money Sharks Will Now
Ho Taken In lland Specinl Atten
tion to Navy Vnrd Vampirea.
The Shylock companies which undertook
to fight the buzsawofpublicopinioiiagaliibb
usury, as crystallized by The Times, have
thrown up the sponge.
The Capital Guarantee Loan Company is
settling up itseat.es ouLoC court right along
now without litigation Mrs Jennie Mes
ser's case was settled yesteiday and im
mediately aiierwaid about a half dozen
others, in all of which the plaintiffs were
made decidedly happy
There are numerous others under consid
eration, bo til for the Capital Guarantee Loan
Company and the, Washington Mortgage
It appears that the companies are legally
entitled to an appraiser's fee, and also for
the recording fee, whenever the deeds of
triisL wereactually recorded Tlie arrange
ment of the amounts of legal interest to
Avliich tfie companies are entitled and their
set-off claims for recording and appraiser's
fees are the only mailers that .stand in
the way or the payment of all claims
Messrs Ralston .S. Siddons have about
forty or fifty cases in hand, which will
require some little time to consider and to
bring to a final setttlcment The princi
ple, however, for which they have contended
against these companies, have been settled,
and it appears that they will be successful
in nil the cases leferred to them.
The individual Slij locks arc expected to
be given another unpleasant turn There
are two of tliem against whom cases have
been prepared, and if tlicy do not return
to the city for what may lie shown to be
a scheme to avoid arrest, their property
will be attached, by which means it is cer
tain their presence will be secured in court
Oiie of the new cases is that of a mechanic
at the Navy Yard This caEc will perhaps
illustrate tlie condition of affairs at that
fertile field of money-grabbing, where Shy
locks charge 210 pur cent per annum
Tlie second case to be taken into court is
expected to come to a hearing to-morrow,
aud involves the custody of a child.
MATtlON HHANDON IN JAIL.
Judge Colo Sentences Her to Ninety
Marion Caesar, alias Brandon, a stylishly
dressed mulatto woman, who ran a way last
Tuesday from a United Suites subpoena
to testify against Auffort and Desmond in
tlie Washington Steamboat Company bur
glary case, was sentenced by Judge Cole
yesterday to ninety days in Jail, and an
hour later began to serve her term She
was brought back here Wednesday after
noon When she was called in Judge Cole's court
yesterday Thomas L Jones answered as her
attorney, and was grunted a continuance
until Monday, that he might prepare the
case, but ills client objected to this, and
Judge Cole gave her an immediate hearing-
Upon her own testimony she Js a native
of Tredericksburg, Md ; lived for a time
in a disreputable locality here, and since
January 1 last has been employed at
Harry Candler's place at Jackson City
She said nobody told her to refuse to tes
tify and to go away She did this of her
She went away because she thought
she would be sent to jail as a witness
Judge Cole said he had supposod her
ignorant but found her abundantly in
telligent to understand tho offence when
she was guilty of it It was a wilful dis
regard of the law
Attorney Jones begged for n nominal
fine, urging that she had run away through
fear of prison not Knowing It was con
tempt of court
Mr. Biruey replied that sho had acted
wilfully and for a purpo&e Her absence
hatl deprived the government of very Im
portant evidence and hindered a conviction
Judge Cole said he would not unposo a
fine, for the defendant would proliably
escape by somebody else paying it She
must go to jail for ninty days
Mil. PUGI1 HIGHLY "ELATED.
Ilns Come Out Victorious in the Pub
lic Sjtuci? CahCs.
At last tlie war between Prosecuting
Attorney Piigh nnd the Louisiana ave
nue and Ohio avenue merchants, in the
public occupancy cases, has come to au
ead with Mr Tush the victor
Mr Tupli yesterday morning in open
court called tlie matter to the attention
of Judge Kimball
"I understand." said he. "that the haboas
corpus proceedings iu tlie case of John C
Isel have been abandoned and the de
fendants found guilty by your honor last
week all promise to clear their goods
off the sidewalks I have givou them
until Wednesday to comply with the law
and they aie getting within tho legal
limits as fast as ih-y can "
As will be remembered the trial of
merchants under the old regulation pro
hibiting the use of public ground for any
private purpose, began over a month ago,
and those defendants who had attorneys
sued out writs of certiorari to carry the
cases from the police court to tho upper
court Persistent Prosecutor Pugh, how
ever, decided that the writs were only
procured for the purpose of delay and
filed a warrant against tlie law-brcakors
every day thereafter
There came it long struggle by the as
sistant prosecutor ending in a trial of
the merchants before the police court and
their convictiou It was then that Mr.
Isel concluded to make his a test case
It was his purpose to be sentenced and
then by habeas corpus proceedings to get
his case before a higher tribunal
Mil. IHtADY IS SUItPRISED.
no Says Ho Dock Not lleirulnTe WuRes
Paid at tho "UnUerrtUy.
The situation as regards the wages paid
the men at work on the Catholic Uni
versity lias not changed since last Satur
day, Mr. Edward Brady, the general su
perintendent at the work, adhering to his
resolution not to accede to the demands
of the union men.
Mr. Brady said yesterday that he was
very much surprised to hear so much talk
about a matter that really amounted to
nothing. As regards himself, he says
It In no way concerns him what wages
the men get, neither has he anything to
do with regulating them, and why he should
be constantly mixed up with the whole
affair is more than he can understand.
As a matter of fact, he said, it would be
to his personal interest if the men were
paid the highest rates for their labor,
for then ho would be individually bene
fited, as his own pay is governed by the
amount ot money expended in the con
struction of tlie building In a word,
he says, he is paid a salary in direct pro
portion to the expenditures made.
With the prices paid for labor on the
building, he says, he has nothing whatever
to do, for it is a mattor left entirely
with tho contractors.
In Behalf of Younsr Horry.
Cartings Springs, Va., July 2, 1895.
Editor Times: Ttefcrriug to tlie recent
accident at Carlin's Springs, Va., by which
one James Newsom came to his death from
tlie effect of a blow on the head, at the
hands of Mr. Louis Berry, a young man of
good character and demeanor, the resi
dents of the village appreciate tho correct
report of The Times on the accident, as
well as the further fact that Mr. Berry was
not directly referred to as a murderer.
For Mr. Berry, I wish to say that I have
kiio'n n him some time, and have found him
lo be a perfect young gentleman, kind and
obliging, and not of a disposition to look
for trouble, aud am satisfied that he no
doubt thought his life ru danger, and that
it was time to act. It would seem a
hardship for this young man to bo com
pelled to serve a term.
OF A SUCCESSFUL PHYSICIAN'S
Only Curable Cases Ac
cepted for Treatment.
Low Fees and All Medicines
Dr. Walker's reception-rooms continue
to be crowded with patients. Thero is a
reason for it. '- W Walker knows that
the best advertisement is In living, speak
ing, breathing testimonial power a cured
patient. Ot these thero are many thousand
in tins city and community. When a pa
tient comes to the doctor his quick nnd
well-trained eje catches at once many
points in the case that other physicians
had overlooked Among those recently
cured nnd who aro loud in Dr. Walker's
praise may be mentioned.
Mr J W. Brunson. a retired miner irom
the far West, who lives at 1922 II .street
northwest, and who was foi years troubled
with nervous dyspepsia, superinduced by
exhausted nervous vitality, biought'on by
exposure and dissipation while engaged as
a prospector in thp Leadvllle district of
Colorado Mr Brunson had at lacks of
dizziness heart aches, a tingling along the
edges of the Icyigue. constipation, and a
terrible melancholy All the physicians
within reach treated him without success,
but l)r Walker relieved him at once, and
in twenty -onedajs he was well
Mr Joseph A Shoemaker,
an employe of the Navy De
partment, and who resides
at No 82-1 Tiftli street
northeast, makes a sworn
statement that he suffered
for many years with p&ori-
asis, chronic constipation,
catarrh of the stomach, and
hepatic disorder, that all
phjsiciuns who treated him
failed to relieve Dr Walk
er cured him.
Mr. John Ball, or 627 L street northeast,
a straightforward gentleman, a slate
roofer by trade, in. an mtervlow a few
days ago, said "I have suffered for fif
teen years with a terrible ulcer on my
lert arm, extending from above tlie elbow
almost to the wrist My blood was im
pure and I tried many doctors and all
the patent remedies that I ever heard or.
The bone at the elbow Joint was almost
protruding, and there was imminent dan
ger of my losing the use of my arm en
tirely. In this condition I went lo Dr.
Walker two wec.ks ago. N.ow after two
weeks' treatment, my arm is"aImost well;
my blood is in gooil condition, and my
health i perfect But for Dr Walker I
might have licen a helpless cripple or have
lost my life
Mr E Cleveland, a policeman, with
headquaiters nt police station No 2,
aud who lives at ir.12 Tifth Mreet north
west, suffered for years with catarrh of
the nose, throat and stomach He had
vertigo, and mclnncliohn. with periods
ot terrible depression He was treated
by mauy qualified physicians without
-biicccss Dr. Walker cured him
are but a few from the many thousands
whom Dr Walker has benefited. If he
can cure all these he can cure you
Young or middlc'-nged men suffering from
the effects of their own follies, vices, or
excesses, or men contemplating marriage,
who are consciousof any Impediment or dis
qualification, or llios" who feel their jouth
ful vigor and power declining, should con
sult Dr. Walker, who has been the means of
restoring hundreds of such unfortunates to
health, strength, and h.ipplnes''.
Hiswcll-knownsaintnrium.at 1-111 Penn
sylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel,
isopeiidaily forcoiisnltaiionnnd treatment.
Office hours. 10 a m to 5 p m ; Wed
nesday and Saturday evenings, 7 to
8; Sundays, 10 to 12
Notes Prom tho Courts.
Another step in preparation for tho build
ing of the Great Falls electric road was
taken jesterday by tho appointment of
assessors for tlie lands to be condemned
for rijdit of way They are N D Larner,
R O HoltzmanandE J Stellwagen The
property belongs to John F Ricks, W.J.
Fowler, James B McCaffrey and the presi
dent and directors of Georgetown College.
In tlie suit of James Heuderson and
others against the National Sanitary Co .
Judge Bingham yesterday made an order
confirming the .a!e of the company's
realty and machinery for $8,200; also m
Lucicn Trimble against Edgar T. Gaddis,
an order tor the acceptanco of the bid of
II C. Borden for 101 acres In the county
at $200 an acre.
The will or the late Charles O'Connor,
the coal dealer at Twenty -eighth and Olive
streets, Georgetown, was filed yesterday.
It gives his sons Denis and Charles $5
each. His son Michael is to have tho
testator's half inteiest in the coal busi
ness. The son Denis already owns the
other hair Michael is charged with fur
nishing his mother a support during her
life The residue- of the property also
goes to her. ThCpaper is dated December
21, 189 L
The petition of Archibald H. Lowery,
of No. 1000 Vermont avenue northwest,
for the probate of Mrs. Lowery's will
was filed yestenVty It states thatnhe.
heirs ate Woodbury Lowery, a son, Virginia-Woodbury
Lowery, a daughter, and
Mr. Lowery as residuary legatee asks that
he be lelieved from filing au inventory
of the estate.
Mrs. Elizabeth Donovan, of No. 101
1 street northwest, yesterday brought suit
for permission to sell part of lot 12 square
80, fronting on G street and assessed at
$2,838. The property belongs to her
self and the other parties to the suit,
plaintiffs and defendants by inheritance
from Dennis Donovan. It is non-productive
and constitutes a burden for taxes, etc.
They have no other property except their
home which is mortgaged for $3,200. D.
J. Donovan, one of the defendants, earns
$100 a month but itHs ail spent for the
support of the family.
Mrs. Mary E. Myers yesterday sued narry
Myers for divorce. -They were married here
on March 14, 1891 by the Bev. Jacob D.
Wilson of the Methodist Chinch, ner
maiden name was Mary E. Thomas. She
charges that he deserted her on January 1,
1892. And asks tax the privilege of tak
ing her former name. They have no chil
dren, j ,
Licenses to mairy were issued yesterday
to the following: Everett L. Albert, of
Baltimore, Md., and Sarah Seymour.
Robert Reynolds and Sallle Coleman, both
of SpottBylvanla county, Ta. Harry A.
Beck and Lillian B. Bailey. John James
and Maggie Johnson.
HOT MALTREATED IK MEXICO
Story of Cruelty to Negro Colonists
Denied by the Consul.
Some Loft tho Colony, Hut Nearly All
ltelurned ot Their Own Accord.
None Shot or Wounded.
The Department of. State is in receint
'ot a report from Jesse W. Sparks, consul
at Piedras Negras, on the colony or negroes
brought rrom Alabama and Georgia last
February to Tlahuaiila, Mexico, concra
ing whose treatment there have been many
Reports have appeared in American
newspapers that some ol the colonists
escaped from the farm, were pursued by
W. H, Ellis, the colored man who imported
them, nnd that thirly-two were shot down,
while the survivors were captured, taken
back to the colony, and subjected to harsh
punishment. The consul's investigation
has shown this story to lie almost entirely
Forty-three of the colonists did leave
the colony, but Iho leader of the band,
Joe Caldwell, has stated that his motive
in going away was a ruse to satisfy his
sons, who wished to tun away, that flight
was impracticable. Caldwell led the
band over the mountains and then back
to tlie colony. All were brought back in
safety, except twenty-one men and women,
who separated from the others and in
sisted upon going on ahead. These have
not been traced, but some of them reached
tlie United States, and, It Is probable,
spread reports ot the death of the thirty
two returned to. the colony.
No one was Bliot or wounded, but Cald
well states he was btruck by a Mexican
with tlie barrel of a gun and otherwise
injured and confined for nearly two weeks
in tho colony lock-up. The band was met
nnd badly frightened by tome Mexicans
who had been sent out from the colony
to find them and relieve them, as they
wore without food and water.
Mr. Charles Paul Macklo, an American,
who investigated tho affair, corroborates
this statement, and declares that the col
onists are receiving good treatment, al
tliougli many of them have been sick from
change of water, diet, etc. They now have
tho benefit, however, of good medical
attendance. Although somo of the col
onibts tell stones ot harsh treatment, the
consul Is indisposed to credit them, and at
tributes their troubles to the fact that
they are in a strange country, among
strangers, aud do not speak or understand
The negro manager, Ellis, rules, how
ever, in tho consul's opinion, with great
severity, and the negroes say he made
representations to them in America which
ho has failed to carry out in Mexico.
THE SEASON'S CANNING.
Valuable Suggestion, for Housekeep
ers Who WNh Fruit for "Winter.
There are few things the average house
wife takes more pleasure in than her display
of canned fruits and jellies, and so simple is
the processor making that there is no ex
cuse for failure
The three principal methods of preserving
fruit is by conserving it. the proportion
being a pound of sugar to a pound of fruit;
canning, one-quarter or one-half pound of
sugar to a pound, and jellies, which are a
pound ot sugar to a pint of juice But tho
last is really theonly fixed rule, as different
fruitsoftenneedsdifrerent proportion from
those given to obtain the best results
It is or first importance to have every
thing or the best quality, for poor fruit
will not keep, and cheap sugargives cloudy
results. Granulated or loaf sugar (the
former I usse in preference, though some
think the more expense the more sansfac
tion) and sound, not too ripe fruit, are es
sential Then the cans must be looked to, es
pecially the caps and rubbers If there is
the slightest chance that the latter are not
m perfect order, it is better to buy new
ones nnd not n-,k the result. The preserv
ing kettle should be of granite ware or
porcelain; the old-fashioned brass kettle is
so liable to poison the ingredients. In cae
it is Uhed it should be scoured thoroughly
with salt and vinegar
When the fruit is ready to put on the
stove, the cans aud jelly tumblers, which
ever are to be used, should also b- put on
in a vessel of boiling water, with a cloth
in the bottom to prevent breaking Old
fashioned housewives always take the wash
boiler and boil the cans in it. but a large
dish pan will answer If thecans or glasses
are not boiled, there is danger or breaking
Avhen the hot fruit is put in Many con
tent themselves with slipping a silver fork
in each can. but it Is much less trouble to
boil them all at once.
Berries are alwajs looked on as the best
jelly rruit, though they can be canned or
turned into jam, which is always relished
by children. Currants, raspberries, both
red and black, blackberries and gooseberries
all come in the summer months, and make
fine preserves, either singly or m combina
tion. All jelly takes the same proportion, pound
for pound, or pound to a pint of juice. The
modus operandi in all cases aTe alike. The
rruit, which should not be too ripe, is put
In the kettle with a little water to prevent
burning at the bottom. When they have
cooked to pieces, strain through a jelly bag.
Some alwajs u-e flannel, in which case It
is better to.Iet the. fruit strain during the
night, for it takes a very long-time to drop
through. I use two thicknesses of cheese
cloth and find it very satisfactory, and
Are You- Goin Away?
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Will you or your boy need a new suit pair of
pants or lightweight overcoat when you take
3rour vacation? You can get them now at exactly
two-thirds of "first-of -season" prices because
we're rebuilding and want to sell this stock before
the workmen reach our first floor. "We don't" ask
you to choose from any '"special table" lots, either
but you are free to pick anything in the house,
without reserve including the Blue and Black
Serges and "Worsteds and take it for a third less
than its marked price. Think of the saving
think of the big stock you have to select from
then make a list of your needs and hurry and fill
it. This is a sale of our regular stock made by
us at our own factory and your same old privi
lege of money tack holds good, same as if you
were paying full price. The difference between
the old and the new prices is your actual saving.
The "extreme heat" goods such as Unlined
Serges Alpacas and Duck Pants are excluded.
S3.00 are S2.00
S4-.50 are S3.00
S5.CO are S3.35
SS.OO aro S4-.00
S7.00 are SA- 67
S7.50 are S5.00
Cor. 7th and
many use a metal strainer that is on the
market. When the bags are used, they must
be hung by the stove.
The juice is measured and the sugar
added. When it begins to boil, it should
be skimmed carefully, never al'owmg the
scum to go under the surface, or the jelly
will not be clear. Twenty minutes boding:
should be sufficient. Some test it by beat
ing a little cool in a taucer, when it will
thicken If cooked enough. A simple method
is to take up a spoonful and let it run off
slowly. It the last drops hang on the end
like a little ball, it is done.
The tumblers should then be'placed in
the sun to thicken to top a little. When
perfectly cold, the next day is soon enough,
tie up. Some put brandied paper over the
top, others melted paraffine. I ure buttered
paper cut to fit in the mouth. Then paste
paper over the top and label and keep in a
coot, dry place.
Raspberries and currants combined make
a delicious jelly, using five boxes of the
-former to one of the latter. The canning
is the same as with other fruits.
Jam is made in the proportion ot pound
for pound Kaspberry Jam is the better
with about a pint ot currant Juice added
to three pounils of fruit Cook until it
Jellies on a cold plate, then put up in jars
and cover the same as Jelly. Our grand
mothers always used high stone jar? for
this purpose, bat smaller ones are better if
the family does not include too many chil
dren. Strawberries and gooseberries should
be picked before too ripe. Blackberries are
very fino, though the large seeds are an ob
jection to many.
Another way to prepare blackberries so
that they are very useful 13 to bottle the
juice It is an excellent medicine in cases
of diarrhoea, dysentery, etc.. which so
orten occurs with children. Thickened with
flour it is still better
Green grapes make a delicious tart Jelly.
Berries are added to color, preferably rasp
berries, one box to about a half peck of
grapes Look them over carefully, and
cover with a little water. When boiled till
soft and broken, strain through a colander
nnd again through a cheesecloth bag, so
that none of the fine pulp can possibly creep
through. Add the berries and strain again,
then add the sugar and boil till it jellies.
1'retlv Well Worn Out.
A pretty school teacher in a New Jersey
town was once asked where she intended
to spend an approaching vacation.
She replied that it was such an effort
to collect her things and pack her trunk
that she was doubtful whether she should
leave town. When surprise-was expressed
at this she replied
"Well, the truth is, I have strength
enough to do cither, but not both, of two
thiugs. I can get ready and not go, or
I can go and not get ready." Exchange.
In a recent examination some boys were
asked to define certain words and to .give
a sentence illustrating the meaning. Here
are a few Trantic means wild. I picked
some frantic flowers. Athletic, strong;
the vinegar was too athletic to use Tan
dem, one behind nnothex; the boys sit tan
dem at school And then some single
words arc funnily explained. Dust is
mud, with the wet squeezed out; fins arc
fishes' wings; stars are the moon's eggs;
circumference is distance around the mid
dle of the outside. Education Gazette.
MAKING USE OF
iff " '": ' " m I "-..
S3.50 are 52-34.
S4-.00 are S2.67
37.00 are $4-.67
No Branch Store in
E Sts. N. W.
GOING TO FIRE BIG GUNS
Double-Turret Monitor Ampbitrita
Sent to Sea for a Teat!
"Effect of the Concu,s.ion Upon th
Deck of the Vessel I to B&
To settle at once the effect of the blast
of a great gun upon the deck of aaaraered
vessel. Secretary Herbert has given orders
that the double turret monitor Am phi true,
nowat the Norfolk navy yard.go to seaand
practice with her guns. The ship will
sail as soon as Chief Engineer Hannnm can
While on her trial cruise in southern
waters, the Amphitnte fired all of ber
guns, but so far as known none ot the bg
guns were discharged across the deck as
they would be in action were the ship to
meet an enemy bow on. The data gath
ered in this test is expected to be or value in
settling the question, now agitatiag the
Navy Department, as to the location of the
turrets on the two new battleships, as fear
has been expressed by the ordnance bureau
that the-blast from the eight-inch, guns, it
they are fired directly over the twelve
inch guns, will blow in the cover of the
turrets of the latter guns.
The officers of the Construction Bureau
feel no apprehension on that sosre and
claim that the experiments at Indian Head
were not conclusive, for the reason that the
eight-inch gun in the test was placed within
twenty-four inches of the covering plate
of the turret, which was not properly sup
ported, while m the plans for ttie battle
ships the guns are at least fifty inches
above the big turrets, and they can. it la
said, be given any desired degree ot
strength, either by increasing meir thick
ness or adding suitable framine below.
In the -Amphitr,,;?, the ten-inch guns in
the two turrets are placed in Hichoorn tur
rets, slightly modified, six feet above the
deck. The latter is made of two inches of
steel, faced with four inches ot yeltow
pine timber, so tbat it is felt that it wHl
pass the test successfully. Still it is dtsiraWe
to know just how the sip will bebave in
action and hence the order for t!ie test
Weston "Waived Exa ml nation.
Whtu the case of Charles O Westoa,
charged with assault to kill his former part
ner, Thomas II Marshall, came up in the
police court yesterday, the defendant
waived an examination. aad the caee went
to the grand Jury, bond being fixed at
$300 The charge against .Marshall of as
saulting Westcn will be tried in the police
court this week
People leuving tho city for their
summer -vacation cannot af ford to also
leave THE TIMES. It v ill be mailed
to any address and will contlnuo to
bo tho best local newspaper in "Wuslx
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