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WASHINGTON, D. C., AUGUST 11, 1895.
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ciety. TAKE THE TIMES WITH YOU.
6umxner Oatlnss "Will Not Ho En
joyed Unless It Goes Alon;r.
Tlio hummer tide of pleasure and
ljeultli-teekers has net In toward
mountains. sprlmi- and. seusliore.
yu plan for tho seaoii's out Ins will
"bo eoniplelo unless The Tline. Is lu
eluded limine tho necessaries.
Men and women 111113' 2 from town
to leave care behind, but tho-e who
twotild keep their flnjrer on tho pub
lic pulo, or bonbreast of tho world's
Jliuppetiings, or, indeed, who need a
Ct-Ideii link between themselves and
tliH whirligig, of time these must
liuvo Tlio Times reut dally to their
m' I van or seaside retreat.
TREAT MEN DECENTLY.
It would be amusing, if it were, not dis
gusting, t note the tactics whereby the
managers ef Uie Eckinglon & Soldiers
Home Hallway Company seek to stamp out
the manly spirit of their employes and
force thm to keep aloof from all organ
izations of tiicir fellow -workers. If
these managers but know It, their course
adds w tWe growth and strength of these
unions. Tor tiie spirit of men rebels against
coercion and seeks to attain his purpose
more when obstacles are raised against
Thih. however, is a matter which in the
end concerns no one save the managers.
It is to Uie present purpose to arouse
public &enuwt against the policy which.
eeem t govern the company iu its treat
ment of K mpteyos.
ToRwpetMi a man for a week, or dismiss
hi:u, liei-ai!" he reached the terminus one
minute ahead of schedule time, in ordex to
have jMfci that owe miuiue more for cnung
liismeftf, ibr;tal. To suspendjjr discharge
an off" conductor for addresblug a re
mark to tfe driver, when Uie ear was empty
and near tii- end of the hue, is contemptible.
To Kpy HfWH) tamest worfcingraen as if they
wcr- criamiate, is unworthy of persons
who waa4 to be called men, and betrays
anything init t nviable condition of mind.
It is l be assumed tliat no conductor,
and perhaps 110 driver even, is employed
unless his hdttebty and other desirable
characterisUes are vouched for liy tome
Tvspoiitlo person. He has to dcMsit
twenty-five dollars when he enters upon
his duues to make rhe company safeagaiufci
mistakes on his part. With the checks upon
bun ciimgiil peculation is well-nigh an im
possibility. Self-interest, the desire to
retain lu position, will impel him to
discliargehis duties te the best of "usability.
Why, Uien cannot men, who tlienucelves
demand npectful treatment from tlteir
euperiors, treat their subordinates at least
decently and not like convicted felons or
PKES1DENT NEWBOLD NOT SLN
CEUE. Our entwined evening metwric contem
porary consumes much "time and trouble jn
explaining tliat the proposed Washington
and Baltimore electric road has no inten
tion of continuing the use of the Ecking
ton trolley, but will replace it with an
improved underground system as soon as
circumstances will permit. The Times has
inslntea for several weeks that this new
company proposed to use the Ecklngton
road as a means of gaining entrance into
Washington, and would also perpetuate the
trolley on our streets and avenues, through
an alMlute refusal to obey the mandates of
At no time has the management of the
Eikmgton trolley manifested the slightest
dispositien to change its motive system,
although ordered to do so by Congress. It
has violated the law, refused to comply
with the demands of the Commissioners,
and resorted to tricks and schemes to
defeat the will of the public, that clearly
demonstrate its Insincerity and unworthi
ness. The fair wordsand implied promises
employed by PicsWent Newbold to win
the Stsr over to the trolley side of the
question will not deceive -those honestly
opposed to this method or disfiguring our
city, although the trolley trust may suc
ceed iu maintaining ius poles on New 1'ork
avenue until it can buy its way through
.SECUHE A CONVENTION.
YohiiMes of literature, good, bad and
JndiffereHt, have beeu written about
WaeiitMgtou as a convention city," but
6 convention it has never had, and never
will have until the real residents of the
District unite to impress national com
mittees of the various parties that this is
the spot of all others for conventions.
All sorts of arguments have beeu used
and distorted and strained and abused
In favor of the pretensions of this or
that city or this or that State. It has
been apscrted that conventions Influence
the vote of sections, and acting upon
Ibis theory conventions have been repeat-
diy taken to Chicago, Cincinnati and St.
Louis, and latterly Minneapolis has had
aiat exaltea distinction.
But no one has ever been able loshow
hat a single vote has been ibwaycd by
ie presence of a national convention in
iny particular locality, held as they ia-
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variably are long months before the elec
tions. The central geographical location of
the cities mentioned has also beeu, used
as an argument, regardless of the well
known fact that "when delegates and
others from the -farther West come to
St." Lgu is, Chicago or Cincinnati they
usually extend their Itluerary to "Wash
Next year, especially, "Washington should
be the ideal convention city. It either
of the great eonventio'ns be held in a
Southern or-YVetern city the atmosphere,
according to present predictions, will bo
made blue by the Ehouts of the silver
klngs;'lffln tfceEastcnror .Middle States,
it will be -made orange, yellow by the
magic manipulations of Uiu goldbugs.
Washington would be neutral ground, and
therefore upon it should fall the choice.
All other organizations have recognized
the attractions or Washington as the city
of cities for great assemblies. Let the
political organizations be as wise as the
OLD 1IAHTKOHD AG ALV -AFLOAT.
Every patriot will hail with Joy the an
nouncement that Farm gut's flagship, the
historic old Hartford, will not only be
made seacgoing, but berviceablc to do
battle, IT it thou Id be necesKiry. For
years to come, it is promised, the will be
able to do service equal to any vessel of
her class in the Navy.
The Hartford in her new condition will be
a living memory of the great btruggle that
shook the foundations of the Republic.
Indeed, she will ritly represent the na
tion, for like it she retains her old lines
wliile taking on' 'new vigor and facing a
great future. In foreign climes she will
revive by her name memories of the deeds
that cling to her, and of the btirring events
in which she played a part.
No admiral, may ever again.be lathed to
her masts ami lead a fleet past hostile
forts, and through the roar and flame of
death-dealing guns. Her errands, let us
hope, may be only peaceful and to t-how
forth the dignity and power of the United
States. Bat wherever she carries the
flag, Old Glory will take on an added
beauty, and the stars will shine with added
splendor, because of the halo that wreathes
the past of the old warship.
HOUDEll OUTLAW CAMPAIGNS.
Outiidu facts concerning the Bannock
Indian trouble show that the settlers acted
in a brutal cowardly manner, and that
their shooting of the Indian prisoners was
unprovoked murder that should be pun
ished. Strange as itmay seem .thegreatest
braggarts and villains known to the white
race can now be found in that part of the
country which borders on the home of the
Indian , and something should be dune to
put an end to their depredations.
Instead of the sturdy pioneers who
made both American history and civiliza
tion in the early days of tills country by
heroic deeds in Indian wars, we now find a
gang of sneaking blackguards near our
reservations shooting down peaceable In
dians and stealing their property without
justification or even the risk of endan
gering their own worthless hides. The
trouble at Jackson's Hole was exaggerated
into a war liy Uie bluster and lioasting of
men who killed defenseless Indians, and
if the government fails to prosecute them
to the fullest extremity, a giievous wrong
will be done to the Ameucan people.
-Heretofore Americans have been looked
upon as brave and chivalrous. Their wars
with the Indians have been marked by
desperate battles, and it would be a eiiame
to allow that leputatiou to be smirched
by the cowardly deeds of lawless brigands.
It is. lime tu stop the expensive, senseless
campa igns brought on by ourborderoutlaws.
VNOTHE COKONElt'S VEltDICT
The verdict of Uie coroner's jury in the
Beach inquest is entirely satisfactory so
far as the death of the unfortunate man
is concerned, bat it fails to recommend a
remedy for the frequent fatal accidents
that occur on the Post-office building, all
or which seem to be the .result of care
lessnesss, if coroners' verdicts always
nrsnnt f.iflR Thi pviilenoe showed that
.. j .. . o ., .w,i.
Beach was warned not to use an inch
board for scaffolding? that workmen are
obliged to supply their own scaffolding
from lumber furnished by the contractor,
and that the government Supervibing
Architect had declined to prevent fatal
falls by flooring the building under the
Generally speaking those in charge of
workmen employed on high buildings
value life too cheaply. It is natural for men
to become careless when constantly ex
posed to danger, and it is the duty of their
a careful watchfulness against the pos
sibility of accident. Had the foreman
who warned Beach against the use of an
inch board required him to use a two-inch
plank his death would not have occurred.
And had the Supervising Arcldtect floored
each story temporarily as thebuildiug was
erected other lives would have been
Where architects, contractors and fore
men are careless and neglectful, it must be
expected that those under their supervis
ion will also b2 reckless. In that event it
is necessary for the public to supply watch-fulB-as
in the interests of human life, and
oua of the duties of coroner's juries is to
inquire into the causes of accidents and
mate recommendations of remedies to pre
vent their repetition.
Poor Bach is dead and a verdict that
h" came to his death as the result of his own
carelessness is hardly consistent with the
facts presented iu the evidence".
DON'T WASTE LIKE.
Notwithstanding the distinguished repu
tation of Health Officer Woodward, his
preventive for the spread, of consump
tion will never become popular, nor will
it create the feverish, feeling of disap
pointment that followed the anti-kissing
edict of the Chicago health officer. Dr.
Woodward may deem it important for
people inclined, to consumption to carry
portable cuspidors as a check to the dan
ger of contagion, bat it will be difficult
to make them bclVvc that such lieroio
means of prevention are necessary.
There is also complaint in labor circles
against Dr. Woodward's new method of
I prescribing for the poor. 11 is claimed
that the old pill-bag system of distribut
ing medicine is antiquated and obsolete,
and that poor people should receive as
good medical treatment as those who are
able to pay the doctor direct. This can
not be done where the prescriptions must
be limited to the" few remedies supplied
from a pill-bag. Therefore prominent
labor leaders are denouncing this method
of prescribing for tho poor.
It must be admitted that there is great
force in this argument. The lives of poor
people arc as valuable as those in more
fortunate circumstances, and from a hu
mane standpoint thoy are as worthy of
efficient medical service. If this cannot
be given under the system proposed by
Dr. "Woodward it. should be abandoned be
fore serious consequences are the result.
"When lives are at stake, niggardly econ
omy is extravagance, and In bis effort
to save medicine Dr. Woodward should bo
careful not to waste life.
THAT UOAD ilECORD.
Now that the Washington Road Club
has assumed direction of a bicycle run
against time between this city and Balti
more, the end of the dispute as to who
shall hold the championship will soon bo
The discussion is a curious one, and the
more curious because the various claim
ants meed under differing conditions, over
different routes, and were "paced" dif
ferently, and possibly indifferently. In
such circumstances it is difficult to un
derstand how there could be any substan
tial claim upon the part of any of the
contestants, who, it may be truthfully said,
areall wonderful riders.
To arrive at any intelligent conclusion
each rider must traverse the same route.
There can be no fair comparison between
a contestant who wheels over the "long
route" and one who takes the "short
route." One or the other road must be
selected, and not only that, but conditions
of weather, wind and temperature must be
the same as near as may be lor all of the
rival riders. The fairest trial would be one
when all of the aspirants for the leading
record are started simultaneously from a
given spot, to traverse the barae route
audendat another glvenspot.
Above all, a responsible referee is neces
sary, and one will certainly be found to
supervise every detail of the race when it
Is run under theauspicesof so responsiblean
organization as the Washington Road
Club. The result of this generous rivalry
will be a waited with interest by all lovers
of the whecL
The quiet and respectable manner in
which the late Indian uprising has been
settled leads to the suspicion that so much
bluster and bcare must have been made
to conceal a crime.
When Cap'n Anson appears in that new
play the small boy in the gallery is likely
to shout, "Give us a low bawl, Ansel"
In talking of dress reform, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton recently said, "women's
legs are prettier than men's; why shouldn't
they show them?" But not lu bloomers,
Strangely enough, although Wanamaker
made nearly $-1,000,000 last year, no one
has mentioned him for President.
It has been aptly suggested that the
uso of Jackson's hole might save digging
graves for the Bannock Indian murderers.
Besides, what else is the hole good for?
Late reports indicate that Pennsylvania
politics will have to tie up to the reform
Quay or bo wrecked.
Mr W. H. Megann, the retiring president
of the Bricklayers' Uuiou, had been
previously elected to the presidency or that
body for nine terms. At the recent elec
tion he did not desire to be again elected,
and advised his friends to vote for Mr.
Levy, so as to make the election unani
mous Under Mr. Megann's biipcrvislon
of the affairs of the union he had the faith
ful support of hosts of friends, and the
result has been the present prosperous
condition of the union.
The old system of measuring hot
weather by degrees has become entirely
inadequate. Give us a method by which
we can estimate iu chunks and not get
1 behind iu our figures,
Democratic peace "gatherings arc as
popular nowadays as "Injun" pow-wows I
were in tne tune or ainiug uuu, auu
about as much warpaint.
Bloomers as a life-preserver is now the
favorite theme or a Brooklyn lady who
fell out of a boat and was buoyed up by
them until rescued.
Sheriff Palmer will to-day give Alex
andria county another exhibition of the
law and order graud stand act. Fired,
outwardly, with a heroic determination
to chase down crap shooters aud make a
record, ho will experience an inward
trembling for the safety of certain pol
icy dens. Possibly he is also stirred with
the feeling that hypocrites generally meet
The protest telegraphed by American resi
dents in China to President Cleveland
against the appointment by Minister Denby
of a British consul to represent American
interests at the massacre inquiry is entitled
to prompt and favorable action. The
United States has on a numberor occasious
permitted other nations to act as proxies
at similar investigations, and, naturally,
American foreign residents think it time
their affairs were looked after by repre
sentatives of their own country. If our
legation In China can not rumish intelligence
enough to guard American interests it
had belter be withdrawn.
The "Chappie" Sport.
He snid he was a dead game sport,
As tough as he was painted.
He went to see a prize fight fought.
Cuught sight of blood and fainted.
Sweetness Longr Drawn Out.
The irritable boarder had tried In vain
to get to sleep. At last he arose and
knocked violently on the wall.
"Young man," he shouted, "about how
much longer do you think I can stand that
"Oh, about a yard," was the trombone
player's unfeeling reply, as he pulled out
the slide. .
To elevate the stage was once
The player's leading scheme.
But now roof-gardens run their shows
And realize that dream.
DAY TO DAY LOCAL LIFE.
A certain iTew York representative in Con
gress, the story goes, was a tew weeks
ago standing in front of the Corcoran Art
Gallery smoking his rerfectos, and appar
ently waiting for some friend. "
With a hand resting on one of the massive
paws of one of the bronze lions in front
of the building, he struck an attitude
of supreme indifference and independence,
whllehe puffed rlugs and clouds of fragrant
smoke above his head. It wis evident
his thoughts were foreign to politics or of
ficial duties and how long he proposed to re
main in her statuesquo attitude no one
knows. He retained thj position Just ten
minutes, when a bit of humanity dne of
those typical, every-day small l)oys came
down the Avenue, and stopped directly
iufront of the Congressman.
"Mister," piped the youngster, "that's
the Cor'cnn Art Gall'y, alnt it?"
"Yes, my son, ''answered the statue.
"Your place?" curiously asked the boy.
"No, sir; that is the gallery of arts left
by the immortal Corcoran."
"Who's him?" questioned the youth,
shifting from foot to foot, and looking up
into the face of the representative, who,
for some reason, deigned not to unswer,
"Ain't you Mr. Lake, what keeps tho
"No," smiled the legislator, "I am a
member of Congress.' A representative'
from New York."
"Shucks! I thought you's somebody."
yelled the little terror, walking oil th
a disgusted look on his dirty face.
TheM. C. meditated a moment, and went
the other way.
Nell, tho Pollccmen'rt Pet.
The Second precinct police station boasts
of a mute and deaf cat, or rather kitten, for
the feline freak is but a few months old.
When old Bob died the bhx policemen
looked about for another piascot. They
were still on the hunt when the kitten
walked into the station and filled all
Nell is her name, and, although as deaf
as a post and so dumb that she will not
make the least bit or a mew, blie is sure
death to the Utile rodents in the ambulance
and patrol stables, and a great pet of the
Mystery of Two Hlcyclen.
This story is vouched for by a member
- of the Metropolitan Club: Two real estate
men, botli partial to bicycles, met In front
of the clubhouse not many moons ago.
"Where is your w,heel?" abked No. 1
of No. 2.
"Laid up for repairs.," answered No. 2.
"And yours?" j
"Ditto. What's the matter with yours?"
"Hiding out last niyht Met a monkey on
a wheel in the daijk. ( Collision. Bruised
my race and leg and,bruke my wheel. The
wretch who was the cause of the catas
trophe escaped. How was your bike dam-
"Hiding down K street and met a fool
on a velocipede. 14b turned into'-me at
Seventeenth street, and besides having
two tires broken, I came out with a barked
shin and sore nose."
"What time was , It?" exclaimed No. L
"About 10 o'clock.".
"I wa3 the 'fool on the velocipede and
you were the 'monkey.' Drinks."
Taklns: tho Civil Service. Examination
Among the. applicants examined at a
recent session or the Civil Sen-ice Com
mission wa a tall, lank NCrth Carolinian.
He Cjjr en about in his chair with his
left arm across the desk durjng the exami
nation, while the tightly-clenched pen in
right fist scrawled gut the answers .put
to him liy ilie examiner m mathematics.
' Hi-5 paper at the finish resembled an an
cient cabalistic stone, but by a dint of
scrutiny parts of his scribbling was finally.
To the question of "How many poles
would be required to reach one mile and
ten rods of each pole was ten feet and two
inches long, and were stretched out on a
p'.ain surface, end to end?" the answer was
"Fish pots or sap poles ain't ten leer
long. some pols is crooked. i don't
"If a trough five feet in length at the
top and bottom will hold fifty galli.ns of
liquid, what is Its breadth?" Came next,
"Ain't got nothin' to do with the
jobi want to get," was the written answer.
The climax was reached when the ques
tion, "What is a cubic foot?" was expounded
Theanswcr was miserably written, punct
uated and spelled.
"Ain't a mules fut nor a mans fut nor
eny ancuiLs fut so it belongs to a q'cumber
I don't no and i ain't answerin none eny
The remainder of the page showed he J
dld U()t au,wer any more questions.
Gihtss Its Shocks Heforo.
"Pyrotechnic displays are not in it with
the electrical displays iu this room during
the prevalauce of thunder storms," bald
ex-District Telephone Operator A u&tln some
time since to a visitor in his isolated aud
"1 always know when a thunder cloud
is coming several hours before the rolls
of thuuder are heard.
"The day may be bright and balmy and
the very thought of a possible raiu or storm
will be scoffed at, but alL at once the brass
shutters on the exchange board wiU mys
teriously drop and unless the rattle of the
lever 13 heard 1 know no mortal has been
inlsrumentaliu sending the current through
"When the storm breaks every instrument
in the room seems endowed with nTe. The
littlcfchuttcrs drop, 'wires are heated, sparks
aud flames jump from receiver to bindiug
post and tongues of flames leap from the
apertaure iu the transmitter.
"To touch oue of the metallic conductors
would mean a severe- shock. Of course
lu,.n nn HirlilnltlJI .1 HlStfr Dtl tll Willi.
I and lue j,, uantityof the deadly agent
to the earth but enough is retained iu the
wires to make things lively about the room
for a time." i
Ho Knows itore' Than Maxim.
Prof. N.L. Burroughs is a man of small
stature but large intellect. He resides in
Georgetown, or father on the beautiful,
heights overlooking the Potomac, in an
While meandering over the verdure-clad
hills above thereservoirnotlong agoa news
paper man came upon a solitary figure
standing near a picket gate. The stran
ger proved to Te Prof. Burroughs, and a
conversation sprang up between the sage
Tho theme quickly changed from one
tiling, to another, and finally got around
to the probabilities of aerial navigation.
"I am no expert on the subject." said
Burroughs, gazing toward the tops- of a
clump of lofty oaks, "butfrom researches
made by myself I can say that Maxim's
idea is erroneous.
"I do not mean to say, however, thattas
scheme of sustaining and propelling a
body through the atmosphere by mechani
cal 'means "is irrational and not feasible,
but, his idea a utilizing that force for the
aerial navigation of ships or other vessels
for man from poi:t to point is foolish if
one stops to think" of the natoral forccs
that exist to refute such, a, plan.
"To be plain. We will imagine; ourselves
in a Maxim flying- boat or ship. The im
mense propellers are revolving at a grca t
j-atc, driving or thrusting the air ship for
ward afcthc rateof twenty miles or more an
hour, while the pressure of air against
the immense aeroplanes, equal to the
thrust, causes the whole to be sustained in
"All goes well as long as the ship is In
calm air or the breeze is from the opposite
direction to which the ship is moving. But
let the ship get into a wind blowing in tho
same direction, or nearly tho same direc
tion,, we are going. What will b2 tho con
sequence? Why, thtt forward IhrusC given
by the propellers will bo neutralized; there
.will be no forward, pressure on the aero
planes, and we wilt drop like a stone.
"Any man," continued Prof. Burroughs,
" who has ever bsen to school where physics
is taughtcan figure out tlje result by taking
as an example water instead of air, a plate
of iron at an angle to represent the aero
planes of a flying ship,andany thrutgiven
ta the plate The plate will be sustained
as long as the current of water is against
it or calm, but let the current be In the
same direction as the thrust, the plate will
"I do not doubt that at some future
date there will bu air ships, but It will al
ways be on the old principle a body in
flated with a light gas or substance lighter
'than thealr, propelled by mechanlcalforce."
JUST ABOUT PISHIN'.
"Jim" Willett, the city postmaster,
boasts of being oneofthemostexpertanglers
in this section of the country. He has
made a life-long study of the habits and
characteristics of all the members of the
"finny tribe," and very few are as learned
In f rsh lore as he.
Nearly every spare moment he has , when
not at his desk attending to his official
duties, is spent "in -his favorite pastime,
and his adventures in this line have been
both thrilling and numerous. Indeed,
few can tell a better fish story than this
knight of the rod.
He has lately returned from a Ashing
expedition to waters of the Upper Potomac',
and if ihe many experiences he has to relate
while there are true, Grover will have to
look well to his laurels.
Black bas Dslilng is ills special delight,
and lie reixirts having landed several fif-teen-poundfihofthisvarietyonhislasttrip.
Unfortunately, however, when he landed
iu town his "string" did not verify his
statements, and his friend?, who have
been kept avised of his exploits atid re
markable luck by letter, grew somewhat
suspicious from the absence of large fish.
The postmaster was quite equal to the
occasion, however, and very readily ex
plained their absence in the following
"I met on the train while returning to
the city a party of Northern sportsmen,
who, knowing that the Potomac afforded
the finest bass fishing in the world, had
made the long trip from New York to
try their luck in its waters. Tho same
hick, however, which I had 1 alien heir
to had not been meted out to them, and
they were returning home a very much
crestfallen and disgruntled lot. One of
the fellows, it teemed, had made a bet
at his club before leaving that he would
not return without bo many pounds of
"Seeing my magnificent string, and
'not caring so much for the loss of the
bet as the laugh which would be on liim
at the club he begged me to let him have
the largest of those I had to fuccessfully
landed. He pleaded so pathetically that
I reluctantly consented to do fo.ar.d while
I could not return with my much-coveted
bass, I at least have the satisfaction of
knowing I have made one man happy."
Those to whom he told the story were
forced to believe that Mr. Willett is indeed
au "ideal fisherman."
Apropos of fish and fishermen brings to
mind a song by the comedian in Willard
Spencer's opera, "The Princess Bonnie,"
entitled, "Tiie largest fisii I ever caught
was the fish that got away." The author
has very appropriately dedicated it to
the "fisliermeti throughout our land."
fish are never landed, it matters not how
expert the angler may be, but for some
unaccountable reason always slip the hook
and refuse to be captured. It is to say
the least a most curious and unaccountable
In Justice to Dr. llnimnett
Editor Times: In justice to Dr Hammett
I will stale that at 6 o'clock, August 9,
Dr. Hammett called for me to say that he
Intended leaving town next day, Saturday.
He said he would view the body or Charles
Beach, lying dead at the morgue, and,
unless he gave a certificate, that 1 should
investigate the circumstances and act ac
cordingly the next morning, Saturday.
Having hoard to-day that no investiga
tion could be secured last night, I visited
as y as possible iu the forenoon io-day
the building, and secured the names or
witnesses, and ordered anmquest at -i
p. m., realizing that it was undoubtedly
a case for investigation.
Hoping that this will explain the circum
stances of the case, I am
L.ARKIN W. GLAZEBROOK,
Aug. 10, '95. Dep. Coroner.
Didn't Got Off tho Earth.
"Here, I want my nickel back," ex
claimed Farmer Haycock to the Ninth
street car conductor. "They told me this
was the underground electric road, aud
I've been cl'ar over the hull darned route
and whar's yer tunnel?"
"Did young Plougbboy do- well by leav
ing the farm?"
"He tries to make us think he did. Says
he's near the top iu his business, and it's
all due to his clever headwork."
"What's his business in Chicago?"
"Heading up barrels iu a pork-packing
GAME AT CAPITOL I'AUK.
C. A.'S "Were "Winners Insuf
ficient Police Protection.
Yesterday's game at Capitol Park be
tween the Y. M. C. A.s and the all-college
team was the best all-around amateur
game that has been played in Washington
this season, the score being - to 1 in favor
of Marshall's Association boys.
The principal features of the game were
the playing of Sanburne aud Carr, the bat
tery of the Y. M. C. A.'s, and the pitching
ot Coleman, or the opposing team, while
Harris, Dalton, HendleVj Itaab, nodge,
and Brown, of the Y. M." C. A.'s, and Mc
Guire and Green, of the college boys, played
most excellent hall.
The game was, at the same time, one
of the most friendly contests these teams
have ever played.
.Reunion of Mosby's. Command, Mar
Hhall, Ya Atisust ldtlt, 1895.
For the above occasion the Southern
Railway will sell, on August 13 and 1,
limited for return, until August 16, tickets
from Washington and Alexandria to Mar
shall at one fare for the round trip.
WaSm? tS KM&prkcLsP &$ v3 -
x vsjj - .jj t -i dcKss?r j. o-w
II - - t T- " - . vH-57,- . WJi
We've Mewed Down tiie Price
on every odd lot and broken size in the house no
matter in what department nor how seasonable "and
saleable. We're not caring about profit that's all
been wiped out. We're not losing gingerly but do
ing what duty demands of us bravely.
You'll find the store a "perfect nest" of bargains.
Search the special counters for what you may
need to piece out the season.
Specials in Pants
Please hurry a little if 3-011 want
S5 and $6 English Worsted
the3r're going- ver- fast at.
2 lots 5,000 and
S'.COl, roRiilar price
i-i, sized 14 to Id years.
Now S 1 .OO
Tfioao that were Sj 00,
ThOio that were S.-I.50,
Thbsa that were 31.00,
Those that were $3.50,
Those that were S3. 00,
Those that were 5il0,
Now S 1.73
Those that were 3iC0,
While the sizes are some
what broken, wo'ro suro
you can get a fit.
Tlioso that were $2 30.
Those that were $3.00,
Those- that nere $3.3),
Those that were $1.00,
Those that were 95.00,
Those that wore 351CO, '
Choice of all our Fancy 50c Silk
1-3 off the price of c-cry Negligee Shirt in the house.
All the Russet bhoes at greatly reduced prices.
Bargains in Small Lots in every department.
I baks an
Bo You Want Cheaper te?
If so, write your name and address
in this coupon and send it to THE
NAME..... .- .3
You can help to save Washington a
half million dollars each year by writing
your name and address in the above
coupon and sending it to THE TIMES,
to be used in preparing a petition, to
Congress asking for cheaper gas.
The case of Mr. Abraham Berwauger, the
drummer for Richards & Company, the
liquor dealers ot Washington, who was
arrested for selling liquor in Alexandria
without a license, has been scut on to the
grand jury, to be disposed of at the Oc
tober term of the corporation court.
Capt. and Mrs. George A. Mushbach,who
have been traveling in Eunipe for the
past two months, returned home yesterday
eventug-. Capt. Mushbach will at once
enter upon his campaign to secure the
Democratic nomination and election to
the State Senate. It is now generally
thought that he will have the uuitnimoos
vote of the convention.
John Reynolds, who was sent to the
chain gang last week for petit larceny,
made bis escape yesterday morning while
the gang were employed upon street work
in front ot St. Mary's. Catholic Church.
As soon as bin escape was discovered a
search was instigated for him, but in vain.
A large force ot hands is again at work
upon the Fryer steamer Howard Cas
sard, lying at the shipyard In this city,
and Capt. Robert Fryer, her designer and
engineer, expects to have her ready for
her trial trip by the end of this month.
It is understood that Capt. Fryer has
now obtained financial aid sufficient' to
cuniplete the boat and to demonstrate her
high speed aud practicability In serv
ice as a fast mail and passenger steamer.
Old St. John's Academy, wnich has been
one of the leading institutions of Icarmng
in this city since 1S33, is to be rcopcm.d
next season by Mr. 3. M "Vianncy Ficklin,
a nephew of Rev. Father R. L. Carne, who
for forty years was the president of the
Mrs. Virginia Arnold, reiding on Prince
street, near Fairfax, started down into the
cellar of her residence yestenlay evening,
and as she did so the ttairway broke
down with her, and she was hait buried
in the mass of rubbish. She was grcatly
unuerved by the accident but received no
Rev. Mr. Harum, ot Washington, will
officiate at all the services in the 1-utheran
Church here to-day, fu the absence of Rev.
The thermometer in this 'city reached,
about 3 o'clock in the nlteruoon, 102 de
grees in tho shade. In tplte of the intense
heat no cases of heat prostration and sun
stroke have been reported.
The city- committee on streets yesterday
opened tho bids for the repairing: of Cameron
street, f ruin Fairfax to Lee, but tiie contract
for the work will not be given out until
Postmaster C. C. Carlin will in a few
days begin the erection of a three-story
brick" dwelling, with brownstone uim-
- c r- -e-
a pair of those
Boys' Knee Pants.
Those that were- $1.20,
Those that were 1J,
Thoso that were $1.00,
Those that were 73c,
F Those that were 30c,
Neckwear for 35c. 3 for SI.
mings, on Washington street, near Cameron.
The house, which will cost $3,400, was
designed by A. B. Mullen, of Washington,
aud Mr. James A." Stootunburg1, of this
city, is the builder.
A FEW SERIOUS THOUGHTS.
A Very Easy "Way to Lose a Good
Nh mels on YourTJmbrol la Handle.
It s"ems strange that women do not fancy
work often do fancy-work, observes the
New York World.
There arc lots ot folks who have an aver
sion to ghosts, but those who like spirits
are in the majority.
It is a well-known fact that oil and water
will not mix. It this were only true of
milk and water how happy we wowld be.
Everything goes at a rapid pace these
days. Even the makers of stockings boldly
assort that the colors are fast.
A slipper used judiciously will often make
a dull child smart.
A man who tri-s to reform his life on. the
histaHnient plan generally gets behind in
It is evident that the poetess held some
thing better when she wrote: "We want
A d-mtist may be a jolly good fellow, but
he has a way of looking-dowu in the mouth
that is extraordinary.
that would not be tolerated hi any other
line of business.
A musician never knows how much bis ef
forts are not appreciated until the folks in
the next flat complain to the janitor.
Thre is ho eaaier way in the world for
one to lose a good name than to have It en
graved ou the handle ot anumbrella.
Wheu men arc taken to yrisott they are
treated like clothes in a laundry they are
wash"d ami then Ironed.
There are some things a dwarf cannot do.
but when it comes to taking cold he can
catch ou4 as big as a g hint's.
Tiie law permits a man to use his wife's
name to rob his creditors, yet it is argued
by some that marriage is a failure.
Tell a man he's level-headed and he'll feel
flatt-Jred; tell him he's flat-headed and he'U
bit you with a club.
A great many persons have dUcussed the
question as to what is the true detintiion ot
the "word gentleman. The ideas advanced
ou the subject are generally entertaining",
novel and ot great variety, bat there has
prpbahly ncvr been a more singular defi
nition than that oC the Irishman who was
asked his opinion on the subject.
"Sure, sorr," he replied, "a gintleman is
a well, Oi should say he wai a man what
ates jam on hisruuttouysorr.'