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THE MQBiqKtf TIS &0&DAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1895.
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ALLWURWHiTERiBBOHS
DistricrW. C.T.U. Preparing f Gi
lts Annual ftl?"'"
officers to be jjjOted
Unity Interesting S-ei.Mrts from tlio
Various Departments Are Expected.
Ilrlot History of the Famous
Organization iviilcli Ju i'elt tile
"World Over.
The annual meeting ot tlicWomen'sChrls
fcan Temperance Union will be held In this
city September 27. The limitations are
that there will be an unusually large at
tendance. The Washington branch or the
union is making extensive arrangements for
the reception ot the. -visiting delegates, and
many important mnttcrs will be discussed
at the Ecssiona of the convention.
In the quiet little town or HUlsboro, Ohio,
twenty-one years ago, the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union was born. It -was
two clays before Christinas, in 1873
when the woman's crusade was started.
The nestdaythecruradcopenedtn Was Illus
ion Court Houee, and for fifty days the
whole country kept interested eyes on the
women, while the crurnde was carried into
seven ot the neigliboding States.
In Clou-land, Noember 18, 1874, the
powerful organization known now all over
the. world as the IV. C. T. U., and designated
by its tiny bow of white ribbon, was christ
ened, a constitution framed and a list of
resolutions adopted. Mrs. Annie Witten
mcyer, of l'cLiif ylvania, was elected presi
dent iiiu illa Frances 11 Willard secretary.
which has girdled the globe with the
white ribbon, and I-tfl resulted in the
World's Women's Christian Temperance
Union, of which Mrs. Margaret Bjglet
Lucas, the si'ier or Join Buglet, the famous
BriliFh coumoucr, was the first pretident
MIes Fraccea 12. Willard was elected
president of the National Woman's Chris
tian Tcmierance Union In 1870, on the
platform of womau'r suffrage, and has held
that office ever rincc, by the almost unani
mous vote of her. vast constituency.
ITS GREAT MEKBEKSmr.
She leads an organization In the United
Elates "of over 10,(00 local unions, ag
gregating an a'ctiie membership of rearly
300,000. The Poclety has an official paper,
the Union Signal, with a vast circulation,
and op rate a large publishing business.
It advocates fiitt and foremust the cxler
minationoftliollr.aortraffioand the reclaim
ing of jni-ur-ale-, prison reform, social j-ur-lty,
tlic amelioration of the laboring classes,,
the advancement and miprovcmei.t ot the
public srho:U, as well as all methods of
progressive education, and ,ln fact, advo
cates everything that the women believe
will better the condit-'sa of humanity. M
has its lcadquartcw in Chlcngo, at The
Temple, one of the handromeat and mot fa
vorably located buildings in that great
busbies city. Hundreds of thousands of
pagsof temperance literature are sent
broadcast over this and other countries from
this center every year.
The District ot Columbia W.C.T.U. was
organized in 1S74, and its first president
was Mrs. Annie M. LinviUe, who was suc
ceeded by Mrs. C. L. Roach. She served
for ten years and was followed by Mrs.'
8. D. LaFetra, for eight years. Mrs. Mary
E. Griffith Is the presiding orficcr at the
present time. The organization, includusg
the young women's branch, or the Ys, has
s uresent membership of nearly 1,000.
Tlio annual meeting will be hUd in
Foundry M. E. Church on September 20
and 27, with all-day cessions. There will
be full reports from about twenty de
partments of work, each with an effi
cient superintendent at Its head. Besides
there will be valuable reports from all
the general officers of the local society.
There will also be the election of officers
on tho rooming of the second day, and the
election of two delegates to the national
W. C. T. U. convention, which will meet in
Baltimore od October 18 to 23. All of
the officers of the District W. C. T. U.
aro ex-officio voting members of the na
tional society the District of Columbia
ranking as a State in this regard.
Tho report which will be submitted to
tho convention through Miss L. S. Weight
man will be of a very Interesting charac
ter. It will embody the reports from the
several superintendents ot the different
departments.
SOME OF TOE WORKERS.
Mrs. Francis E. lieaucuanip, the assist
ant recording secretary, an lndefatlgtble
worker In the cause, speaks of the work
ot the organization as more than satis
factory. She admires the work of the Y's
and says they work with zeal and earnest
ness. Tho "Y" proceeds largely along social
lines. The basic principle is to give little
entertainments, to which young men are
Invited who have not the Influence of home
lite. They are thus drawn from the so
ciety that many young men without homes
would naturally seek.
Inducements are offered to young men
to become honorary members. The en
tertainments ottered aro conducted by
young men and young ladles-, and are in
fluential In bringing other young men:
from evil associates.
A noble -worker In the cause Is Mrs. Alice
Chapman. She is a zealous worker. Sbe
is particularly a fighter ngainst cigar
ette smoking. This work she has been
successful largely in by enlisting the ser
vices of tho public schools, and by ant!
cigarette leaguers among the school chil
dren she has accomplished much good.
The efforts of Mrst-CIIntonSmlth as cham
pion petitioner of the organization arc most
extraordinary. She has had petitions from
various churches of this city which have
been largely signed. She purposes pre
senting the petition to the next Congress
It prays tho prohibition of the sale of
Intoxicating liquors in the District.
MANY EVILS WATCHED.
Another earnest champion ot the cause
is Margaret B. Piatt. She works on
temperance literature while Mrs. Eliza
beth A. Chambers keeps an eye on the cir
culation of objectionable pictures. Der
keen eye takes In all the -windows where
objectionable pictures arc liable to be
displayed, and whenever she sees a "decoy
picture" she calls the attention of the pro
prietor to tho necessity of removing it.
Mrs. Chambers says she could fill n, large
book with experiences she has bad in her
line of work. She has on several oc
casions lieen compelled to tell proprietors
she would have to use her power as an at
torney and bring them to court.
There arc a host of other noble -women
who labor In the reforms for which W. C. T.
U. Is synonymous, and many of them will
be hoard from when the society meets.
Ilirds Cnnso a Fire.
An outbreak of fire near the roof of a
dwelling house at Offerton this week Is at
tributed to a singular cause. It is sur
mised that. In building a nest, the birds bad
utilized a lcclfer match, which by some
movements of the feathered occupants on
Monday evening became Ignited. The
fire brigade was called out. but the occupier
of the bouse, with the help of the neighbors,
bad extinguished the fire when the brigade
arrived. The damage was confined to a
part of the board near the roof gutter and
a. bird's nest. Borough Gazette.
CRAIO HARDING.
Cor. IStta and lTMs. N. W.
New Parlor
Furniture.
Long, densely filled aisles
of the "newest and bright
est" in Parlor Furniture
awaits you. Best yet, it is
cheaper than the old.
To give you an idea of
how much better we can
serve you, we had a picture
made of this
3-Piece Divan
Parlor Suite
I "T I . I I I IT l - "- 1
which we propose to sell
for
14. 5.
Made in the new "Chip
pendale" design, nicely up
holstered in satin damask
and silk brocatelle. Three
large pieces.
We have never known
such a suite to sell for less
than $25. Cost you that
elsewhere now.
CRAIG &
ARDING
Cor. 13th and F Sts.
LOSSES OF SEAMEN.
Ilo wits Defines the Act Providing for
Their Recompense.
Acting Comptroller Bowers, ot the Treas
ury Department, has rendered an opinion
construing the act of Congress of March 2
last, to reimburse officers and sailors for
per&onal property lust by them in the
naval service ot the United States.
The act of Congress was intended to
apply to thove who lost property while
on board the United States ships Kearsage,
Dispatch, and Tallapoosa. He holds that
officers may recover only what the regula
tions of the Navy Department require them
to carry and not what they arepermltted to
carry.
Seamen may recover the actual value ot
the goods at the date of loss. Absolute
proof of loss in bolh Instances is required
to be kborrn before the Auditor of the
Treasury for the Navy Department, may
pass the account.
Aln-ndy about 700 sailors nave filed
claims and Ihey have been allowed-by tho
Navy Department SCO each to reimburse
.them for the loss sustained. It Is fur
alleged losses above Ibis amount that
claims are now being filed by the sailors.
STAiinun nv desperadoes.
One Killed, Another Cut to Pieces,
Probably toy Italians.
Hazelton, Pa., kept. 1-1. Tole Lashaw
was stabbed to death and Andrewllospan
der was fatally wounded at Latimer last
nIghL
The murder is one of the most coldblooded
in the history of this region. There is no
clue to tie perpetrators of the crime, but
it. is believed to have been the work of
Italian desperadoes.
Lasbaw was stabbed in the back four
times and died in half en hour after being
discovered by bis friends on the railroad
track back of Milnesville postoffice.
Hospander bad been stabbed five times.
Two Italians are now in custody, but
are believed to be Innocent.
A rninful Necessity.
Bridget O'UooIlhan, a n elderly Irish. Cook,
bad been Induced to goto a quiet little sub
urban town to live in a wealthy gentleman's
family. Twoweeksafterhcrarrivalshede
clarcd bcr intention of returning to the
city.
"Why do you leave ro, Bridget?" aBked
her mistress, in a grleteJ tone. "We
pay you the very highest wages."
" X"e do, ma'am, an yer a perfect leddy.
Ol'm not laving troo anny fault ay do
ram'ly, but this place is such a dead old
place, wid no chance to do anything lovely
in it, that, begorry, ol have to mek op a
pack o' lies iv'ry tolme oi go to confession
or ol'd have nothing to confesb." Harper1!
Magazine.
A Generous Relative.
Nephew Do you know, uncle, I dreamed
last night you had loaned mcSlO!
Uncle (generously) Is that so? AM wen,
you may keep tbem, Otto. Le Perroquet.
FLOOR CARPETS
ore much cheaper now than
they were a few years ago, and
a wonderful advance has been
made in the beauty of the da
signs nsd-
Yon may now hays very els
cant Carpets on your floors at
little cost, especially If yon al
low ns to aid yon in the selec
tion. Wchavc had much expe
rience, and can Eire yon many
-valuable sugecstlons.
LONG-
Horace J.
Co.,
Carptts, Wall Fapar, Window Sbadts,
524 Thirteenth St- N. W.
I -SI
J
Wm OF AIL DEGREES
Greater Variety in 'Washington
Than Any Other City. -
PUBLIC PLAGES IUEESTED
Police Court, Sanitary Officer' Boom
and the "H'lilto Ilonse Favorite
Objective Points for Thorn Mary
Deluney, Who Tried to Burn St.
Patrick's and St. DomluIckV.
The Capital of tho Nation is the Mecca
toward which all pilgrims whoso mental
"wheels" are running on strange, weird no
tions, turn their faces and direct their steps.
Cranks and lunatics from all parts ot the
country turn u p here in the course of a year,
some 'with new ideas as to the manner In
which tho Government should be run, some
looking ror positions in the Cabinet or as
ministers abroad, and many with fancied
wrongs, which they have traversed many
milcB to have righted.
They usually wind up In the police court
or tho office of the sanitary officer, and are
cither sent to St. Elizabeth's Asylum for the
Insane, or arc returned to the cities whence
they came.
The crank who created thegreatest6cnsa
tlon here in recent j ears,"perhap3, was Mary
Delaney, the woman who set fire to St
Dominlck's and St. Patrick's Catholic
churches several months ago. She came to
this city from St. Paul for the ostensible
purpose ot giving concerts, and engaged
rooms at one of the hotels.
BEAT TIIE HOTELS.
After living there until the proprietors
presented a bill, she moved to another hotel,
leaving her trunk belund, and kept making a
round ot them until she had almost ex
hausted her belougings and the hotel list.
One evening die, assisted by some local
talent, attempted to give a concert, and
when the curtain arose there were but three
jieoph; in the hall. The tickets were re
turned and she grew very indignant and de
clared that the Cntlioll-.s were at the bot
tom of her troubles.
The i.ei.1 afternoon the city was startled
with the news of an attempt to burn two of
the largest Catholic churches, and an inves
tigation fastened the guilt upon the De
laney woman. She ivas arrested and
after a trial in the police court, which lasted
several days, she was adjudged Insane,
and committed to St. Elizabeth's, where
she still Is.
The local police court is perhaps the
place most frequently visited by peo
ple whose minds are unbalanced, and many
strange stories liave their sequels there
One of the most pathetic of tneso relates
to a woman who makes periodical visits
to the of rice In search of a warrant. A few
years ago she and her husband, an indus
trious young mechanic In ono of the gov
ernment departments, lived in a happy
home which his Industry had. procured,
and nn only son was one of thoir Joys.
MADE BIS WIFE CRAZr.
One morning the husband left for bis
work, and during the day an explosion took
place in which bo was horribly mangled,
sustaining injuries that lert him crippled
ror "life. Be was removed to his home,
and the shock of seeing him In that state
drove his wife roving mad.
She was sent to the asylum, and after
the husband got as well as the nature of
his Injuries would ever permit him to get,
she was returned to the home. Her mind
was apparently all right In other respects,
bnt she cold nevuer be prevailed upon "to
believe that the cripple was her husband,
or the boy who-had grown during Uie pe
riod of her Incarceration In Uie asylum, was
her Bon.
Her visits to tho court are, for the purpose
of getting a warrant of some kind that will
compel the man to prove that be Is be
husband, and she declr- that her bos
band was a big, strong man, and this crip
ple lias stolen into his place. Her child,
too, sbe declares was a little baby boy and
not the coarse-voiced youth who greets
her now with tho name of- mother.
Another frequent visitor to the police
court Is a little, old lady, who is alto an
cc-inmate'of 8t. Elizabeth's. She is firmly
convinced that her husband is inrane.-and
wants bis mental condition determined by
an examining board of physicians. She
goes away satisfied when pmnibed that
the matter will be attended to, but in a few
mouths is sure to turn up with the same
demand.
LOOKLVGFOBADISnOXESTCAEnXER.
A widow otonc of the well-to-do citizens
of early Washington was sent to the
asylum a number of years ago, and a lioard
was appointed to look after her estate. She
had $14G deposited In a bank which was
thenon the corner of Fifteenth street and
New- York avenue, and this money was
taken out. During her incarceration in the
asylum, the old bank was torn down, and
a new building elected on the site.
When she wasdUchargedher$14C, magni
fied by her dh-casad mind to 514.G0O, was
first in her thoughts and Mie proceeded nt
cuee to theslle or the rormerbank to draw
It out. To bcr amazement the bank could
not be round, and she became Imbued with
the idea that th cnhler ot Uie institution
had robbed her. Accordingly aie makes an
oppcal to the police couurl every few
months for a warrant for the cashier.
WHITE nOUSE CRANKS.
Sanitary' Officer Freak is the official
to whom all cranks aud lunatics arc sent
to bo finally disposed of, and his office
Is the scene ot many Etrange gatherirgs.
Into his care are confided the misguided
multitude who want to help President
Cleveland run the government, to be re
turned to their homes or sent to tho
asylum.
One of the most recent White House
cranks to crop up was an old fellow who
appeared at the front door of the mansion
one day with a Bible under his nrm. There
was considerable newspaper discussion at
tho time In regard to some action ot the
President, and the old fellow said that he
desired to show passages In the book up
holding Mr. Cleveland's position. The
policeman at the door didn't think the
President cared for biblical backing, how
ever, and the crank was arrested. He was
eventually returned to an asylum in Phil
adelphia, from which hehad escaped.
Asotber White House crank turned up
bere about two years ago and fell into the
hands ot the police. Ho thought that ho was
specialty sent from heaven to annolnt the
feet of President Cleveland with certain
oil, ot which bo had a small bottle In his
possession. Ho was one of Baltimore's
citizens and was sent back.
Politics drive many crazy. Sanitary
Officer Frank had a patient some time
ago in an old man, who said be came to
the city to settle forever the question of
sending good Congressmen here from the
States.
RESPONSIBLE FOR COXET.
He declared that be was responsible for
Coxey's move on Washington, had saved
the general trom being lynched In Pennsyl
vania, and had solved tbef Inauclal problem.
He was personally acquainted with enough
good and able men to fill Congressional
teats and do their country honor, and
wanted Mr. Frank to helpblm. TliepoUtioal
crank was kept in custody bere until bis
trfcrjdrlrAjnJa'pcnnjTlvaiila town claimed
him. ft
An old negro created qulte-a scare among
the juvenile residents of a colored section
or the city some time ago by stopping every
colored boj and passing his bands several
times over bis "head, and then attempting
to rub bis set.
Just as a'feoliccman hove In sigh the met
one -rigorous youth, to whom ho yelled:
"Come an' be blessed!"
"What JoJI" was the startled query.
"AskJrio iqoesllons, but take off yo
shoes!"
"Not dese shoes," the boy replied, and
-the old man's actions, arousing tbe sus
picions br the guardian of the peace, he
was arrested and turned over to Mr.
Frank and sent by bin) to the asylum.
RELIGIOUS CRANKS.
An old man was arrested In Anacostla
last winter for trying to sell pamphlets
on the street corner by representing tbem
to be compositions of Jesus Christ. ITe
was arrested and sent to tbe workhouse
from the police court, but was afterward
found to be insane and committed to the
asylum.
A woman was arrested a short lime
ago at an early hour in tbe morning
while declaiming on the streets when they
were absolutely deserted on some religious
topic, Sbe was taken to the police court,
and there she declared that she bad been
newly born of the Virgin Mary. She said
she had a number of frlendsln the city,
but, as none were found, sbe was com
mitted to tbe asylum, where sbe still is.
VETEBANSLEAV1NG LOUISVILLE.
Many Coins to Cliattunooga for tho
Park Dedication.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14. Tbe offi
cial programme of encampment week has
exhausted iltclf, and i-IMtors from abroad
areicaving as fast as tbe t rains cangetthciu
away. The great majority is homeward
bound, but thouEauds are going on to
Chattanooga for next week's celebration.
It is understood that immediately uimn
his reluru to lr-dianapolls General Walker
will take measures townrd carrying out
the decision iif the encampment that a test
case, with tbe view of establishing Uie
doctrine that a pension is a "vested right,"
be instituted in the Federal courts.
Late last night Mrs. Rosiu, wife of a
visiting -veteran from Toledo, Ohio, while
on her way to her hotel was attacked by a
colored footpad, who, after felling her
with a slurgshot, which cut adeepgashover
the right eye, snatched her satchel and
pockelbook and fled
She was taken to a neighboring residence
and medical assistance rendered, and this
morning is out of danger.
STRUCK THE COLTJMIIIAN HELL.
Striinso Prealc ot a Frenk In nn Illi
nois Town.
Chicago, Sopu 14. Tbe Columbian Lib
erty Bell, which is on its way to Atlanta,
and tJienoe nround the world, was greeted
yesterday at various towns hi Illinois by
throngs of citizens and school children.
At Areola a roan named MatthewB cre
ated a sensation by brushing through the
crowd and striking the lower rim three
hard blows with a sledge hammer, muUug
tbree dents in. it.
Ho then, ran back through the crowd.
Manager Knapp leaped from the car and
succeeded u locating the man, and Immedi
ately ordered "his arrest.
The United States marshal has been tele
graphed for" to take the prisoner to Spring
field, t
GENj MAHON'K SUED.
retersburcJIunkEntersiiSiiltAcnlnst
. Him on u Deed.
Peterburg. Va., Sept. 14. The Prince
ton Banking Company, of Wit Virginia,
has filed ip thqclerk's office of tho Corpora
tion Cocrt, of: this city, a chancery suit
against Gen.V'illlam Malione and Judge
Edward Waddill.-of Si climoud.trustecunder
,a deed,cxecu ted by Gen. Mahonc lastMorch,
The object ot the suit Is to compel the
sale under th,o deed ot trust to said
Waddlll and to subject thclacds owned by
Mahonc in the State or Virginia to pay the
Judgment bc-ld by tbe bank, amounting to
about 520O.UC0.
Under the deed rercrred to Mahonc con
veys bis dwtlling house and vacant lot
lu rcti'rsburs, together with all bis house
hold furniture aLd personal property of all
kinds in said dwelling bouse, to secure the
payment or certain claims mentioned in
the deed, among others a debt of 58,000
dnetobls wife and SRO.OOO to his daughter,
Otella.
MILLIONS VANISU.
Disastrous Suits AKalns-t tho Great
ritisernld Extnto.
Lincoln, Ncbr., Sept. 14. Tbe Blwablc
Bessemer Company, of Northern Minnesota,
has brought suit against the estate of the
late Jobn Fitzgerald, eince rrt-ddent of the
Irish National League, for nearly 5100,000.
Fitzgerald, who was rated worth $300,
000, with bis brother, contracted to ex
cavate ore for the plaintiffs.
Some work was done, but In January
Jobn Fitzgerald died and bis partner, find
ing the contract unprofitable, abandoned tt-
Thls Is only one of many suits against tho
Flzlgcrald estate, nnd It is feared that
when all claims- are satisfied little of the
millions once possessed will remain.
WORK OF INDIAN AGENTS.
Still Giving the Bed Men Pasves to
Ilunt'itt Jackson's Ilole.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 14. Frank IL
Rhodes, justice ot the peace, and William
Manning, constable, of Jackson's Hole,
liavo published a communication In which
they state thatit the Indian agents continue
issuing passes to Indians to hunt in Jack
son's Hole: they fear troublo will result.
Thoy state that tho commander ot the
National Park gives non resident whites
passes to go through the park into Jack
son's Hole, authorizing them to securs
all the trophies they can without regard
to the season.
A partr of Germans who recently passed
through "tho park toot back with them
thirty-seven elk heads and eight antelope
heads.
Held for Housebreaking.
Charles Miller, the colored man who was
caught rcdhaniled lathe act of burglarizing
Mr. John W. Miller's residence at No. 710
Eleventh street northwest, wns held over
for the grand jflry yesterday. Tbe mania
Just out otthelienltentiarrnnd has a bad
record. '' "
A PpSJTIVE FACT.
0
"IN THE MIDST Or LIFE WE ARE IN
3 iDEATII."
I .
Ninety Per Ccnf of the Deaths arc Doe to
Cqtarrh ?A Pint of Diseased Mncns
Swallowed Evfery Day.
I o
Don't yon be deceived when any ono tells you
that Catarrh Is' Incurable or that it U a consti
tutional disease f CATARKU is simply an In
flammation of tliq mucus membrane, andesa
he permancntlr cured only by ins proper kind
of medlcme-'and applied properly. O.rbcllc
Acid, Ealt. Cocaine, and lodlno never cured a
case of Catarrh it put It to sl'op only to
awaken by the Srst cold you contrn-t.
oiiii ugiijuuiHn
a running sore on
any port of your
body irould you ap
ply Carbolla Acid,
Bait, Iodine or Bo
rax? NO, INDEED, but
you wotdd apply
something that
would draw out tbe
inflammation and
heal tbe parts: so
with
Dr. Geo. W. Fisher's Catarrh Cure.
It Is guaranteed to euro Catarrh in all Its
forma The mraey refunded n every case
wfcero Xt doe3nt!o ad loomn-euded. Over
S.OU0 citT reJerc&ofs.
Price to cuts. By all d -it! .
Krlck Cliem'cal Co., vVho'e to ceits, 1700
rcnua. Are. N. VT.
.Telephone Wi.
MEM !l TO FU
Dr. Lilientfial's Wings Carry Him
a Short Distance.
ME. LANGLETS EXPERIMENT
Tbe Berlin Scientist Has Made TTon
derful Progress TVltb Ills Inven
tionEnd ot tlio Century will
Probably Witness tlio Solution of
ttie Problem.
If a man with a pair of artificial wings
twenty feet from tip to tip should step
from the top of Tbe Times building Borae
quiet day and sail down Pennsylvania ave
nue, alighting gently in front ot Saks'
be would arouse the wonder and admira
tion of the whole city.
And if be should choose a day when a
good breeze was blowing and mount
rapidly from the level of his first step to a
position two or three hundred feet above
tbe earth, and then glide gracefully away
wherever he chose, those feelings would
be intensified.
A previous announcement la The Times
would draw-a regular Inangurstlon-day
crowd to witness bis feat. Vet it is just
this sort of tiling Dr. Otto Lilientnal bas
been doing In the vicinity ot Berlin.
Tbe ract has been well known to scien
tists, but has received very little atten
tion from the general public. Accounts
of Dr. Llllentbal's experiments have ap
peared from time to timeinlhelTiira'Hhc-js,
a German scicntlc periodical, whh.ii has
practically no circulation in this country.
Keprlnts bnve been made of several ot the
articles, but even these Rave bad only a
limited publicity.
Tbe work has attracted the attention
of Bu Bols Redmond, tbe great scientist,
and be has taken part In the more Tecent
experiments. He has himself taken sev
eral flights a little IesB extensive by the
use of Dr. Llllentbal's apparatus.
Tbe problem of fljgbt, for men is to-day re
ceiving study in a way never before known
in the history ot the world. Learned socie
ties have taken it up as serious work and
one or two periodicals arc devoted almost
entirely to the subject.
BROKE MAXIM'S MACHINE.
Maxim's gceat experiment In England
last year, in wbicb his mechanism was
broken in pieces, is familiar to all, aud
oerybody In Washingtonjcnows something
about Secretary Langley'a roacblnc.
It Is constructed on entirely dlfferentlines
from that of Dr. Lilleutbal, or any
other for that matter, that bas
ever been constructed. Its pur
pose is for aerial navigation, rattier
Uian ballooning or human kite flying, and Is
Is expected to carry a load aud to go about
in the air from place to place, something as
steamers do on water.
The model has had one.practrcal test be
low the city, and It was truite successful.
It was made privately, bat The Times got a
good account of it- Since then very little
has become publlo regarding Becretary
Langley's machine.
Dr. Howard Clark, ot tbe Smithsonian,
said yesterday:
"Secretary Langley Is In Boston, but If
be were bere, be would not talk about his
work in aerial navigation He bas steadily
refused to say anything about what he is
doing. It Is a fact, however, that some very
important work bas been done, and come
very -valuable t acts solved. The study now
being done is ot tbe most rigid, scientific
character. One of tbe greatest contribu
tions to tho sum of knowledge- ujwn the
rubject is Secretary Langley's treatise
npon the internal work ot tbe wind. Each
step taken hi this way is permanent and
leads surely on to the desired goaL"
Dr. LUicntbal Is nn cnthnslsast upon the
subjectot human flight through the nlr He
thinks tbe difficulties are to be overcome
not by any brilliant leap of invention, but
by careful study, watcs'ag the flight ot
buds and tho like and by practical efforts
to fly.
He thinks the evolution of tbe flying ma
chine, like lhat of the bicycle, will be by a
number of discoveries and inventions He
believes that men zanst learn to fly as they
learn to walk, by continual practice thrdugb
a long lime. This he exemplifies by his ex
perience. HIS FIRST EXPERIMENTS.
Hesay3: "My own experiments in flying
were begun with great caution. Tbe first
attempts were made from a grass plot in
my own garden, upon which, at a beigbtMf
no metre from the ground, I had erected
a springboard, from which Ibe leap with
my sailing apparatus gave me an oblique de
scent through the air. After several hun
dred ot these leaps I gradually increased
the height of my board to about eight feet,
and from that elevation I- could rafcly
cross tbe entire grass plot. I then went
to a hilly sectiou, where leaps from grad
ually Increased elevations added to my
skill and suggested improvements in my
apparatus."
"Indulging in subtile Inquiries and theo
rizing do not promote our knowledge of fly
ing, nor can the simple observation of nat
ural flight transform men Into flying be
ings, although it may give us hints pointing
townrd Ibe accomplishment of our par
pose."
He describes how by practice he learned
skillfully to change the center of gravity
while in the air, something as the bicyclist
docs, and thus to guide himself and to take
advantage of tbeair currents.
This use of the air current Is one of tbe
greatest advances made by recent study
of tbe problem. It has been considered by
some to be necessary to secure means to
lift the body through the sir, but this Is an
error. The current of air will bear up the
machine with Its occupant just as a wind
carries away heavy bodies, and it is oftcn
cst only a question or judgment whether
tbe current is so strong as to render an ef
fort to use It dangerous.
This work done by the air In bearing up
bodies in it Is the essential feature of
ITof. Langley's discoveries, ne found that
tlicro are present at all times currents which
tbe student ot this problem must take
Into account that are not noticed at all In
ordinary matters.
SOARING A DELIGHTFUL FASTIME.
Dr. Dllcnthal recommends the practice
of his method of soaring whlcb he thinks
most precede any Dying, as a delightful
pastime, which it may bo hoped may afford
In addition to much pleasure a sure relief
trom some forms ot disease. He says:
"It is difficult to convey to one who has
never enjoyed aerial flight a clear per
ception ot the exhilarating pleasure of
this elastic motion. The elevation above
tho ground loses its terror, because we
have learned by experience what sure
dependence can be placed on the buoyancy
of the air. Gradual Increase of the ex
tent of these lofty leaps accustoms Uie
eye to look unconcernedly upon the land
scape below.
"To tbe mountain climber tbe uncom
fortable sensation in thrusting bis feet into
the slippery notch cut In the ice or to a
treachorous rubble above deep abysses,
with other dangers of the most terrifying
nature, may often tend to lessen the en
joyment of the magUlTicent scenery. The
dizziness caused by this, however, bas
nothing in common with tbe sensatics
experienced by him who trusts himself to
the air; for the air demonstrates its buoy-
The
Sudden
Change
in the temperature will no doubt have reminded
you to look after your wardrobe. Pall is rapidly advanc
ing, and it is well to be prepared with heavier clothing;.
A cold taken in the Fall is apt to linger a long time, and
saw the seeds of consumption.
We are showing a more complete stock of Clothing
than ever this Fall. The styles are up-to-date, and the
quality and make better than ever.
Don't forget that the earlier you buy the better chance
you have of picking out a suit to your liking.
HERMAN, cLofe,
8B3taaasEsa!
Near Historic Arlington Heights.
ALL WHO CAN SHOULD OWN A LOT HERE.
WASHINGTON'S new,' most beautiful and
NEAREST subdivision. Beautiful Iots.grand
villa sites, all commanding magnificent view
of whole city and Potomac River.-
Reached now by Washington & Alexandria R. R. at
Waterloo Station in 15 minutes from Sixth Street Depot 30 daily
trains 15 each way. In 90 days will be reached by cars of Mount
Vernon Electric R. R. at all hours, in 10 minutes from U. & TreaS'
uty, at street-car fare. Trains leave Sixth Street Depot daily for
Addison Heights at 6:35, 7:45, 9:45, 11:50 a. m.; 12:50. 1:40, 320,
4:25, 5:00, 5:37, 6:15, 8:02, 10:10, 11:39 p. m.
Sundays 9:45 a. m.; 2:45 p. m.
Property expensively improved with perfectly graded avenues
and durable board walk. High and healthful location. Beautiful
trees of natural growth and plenty of purest and sweetest water.
Has a $5,000 schoolhouse. All nuisances restricted. Far removed
and secluded from every objectionable feature- Here are lovely
home sites for persons of modest means, offered by original ozvner.
You pay no profit to a middle man, or speculative purchaser of land,
but get ixomjirsl hands the best property ever offered at the price,
with perfect title, on terms so easy that any one can buy and ozvn a
home. Lots from $37.50 to $300. 25 to 50 feet front by 120 to 200
feet deep. $1.00 to $2.00 cash down, $1.00 to $2.00 weekly payments.
Aro interest. No taxes till title is passed.
Special and most liberal terms to parties ready to build at once.
Beautiful homes for home-seekers and certain profits for invest
ors. Now is the time to buy. The completion of electric road, the
approach of good times, and the coming of next spring will advance
prices 20 per cent at least. For full information and prospectus
apply to
JAMES E. CLEMENTS
AND
A. T. H0LTZMAN,
1321 F Street: Northwest.
Or to C T. nKNRY", who -win bo at the o2co oa the saMIrtslou dally from lu a. ra. toS p. ra.
Bo Yon Waif
If so, write your name and address
in this coupon and send it to THE
TIMES.
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ADDRESS. ,
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.
aiicy cot only In separating him from tbe
depUi below, but also In keeping lilm sus
pended over it. .Resting upon tlie brrad
wings ot a -well-tested fljing raachlae,
which, yielding to the slightest prebsuro
ot the body, obeys ourdlrections, surrounded
by air ami supported only by the wind, t
feeling of absolute safety soon overcomes
that ot danger."
CONTAGION A3IONG T1SH.
Luncmtec's Sonrco ot 'Water Snpply
Dangerously Tollutcd.
Lancaster. Sept. 1 4. The Conestoga erect
to-day Is full of counUess dead fish, tiesnr
face or Uie water In places being cow-red
with tbem. They have already began de
caylDg and a dreadful odor prevails all
along the stream. Among the fish are Im
mense quantities of bass.
Tho cause ot this wholesale lestroctlon
ofthefishUnotkno wn. but Statel'isli Com
missioner H. C. DemuUi. ot this city, has
been notified, and he will mate a prompt
investigation. It Is feared that tho city
dirnldng water will be pollute! as this
creek Is the source of Lancaster's supply.
This morning a party ot boys were de
tected gathering the largest tish. with the
Intention of cleaning and selling thcni,
They "were prompUy driven from the
stream.
.Herman's,'
738 7th St. N.W.
Glieaner
COUNTY SCnOOLS TO OPEN.
Aloxtwid rlu Of fickils Appoint Teachers
aud Dcblgiuite Dates.
A meeting of tbe Alexandria County school
board was held on the Dth Instant. Pres
ent trustees, George W.Veltch, II. C.Febrey.
Hsrvey Bailey, A. P. Douglas. E.T.Eisson.
John Uoberlson and George W. Salsbury and
Superintendent of County Schools James
E. Clements presiding. It was ordered that
the'schools open on the 1st day of October
and all schoolhouses directed to be put
In good repair by that date.
Teachers for the ensuing year were elected
as follows-. For Washington district. Prof.
S. F. Etcleupaad Miss Elsio A. Febrey for
tho white schools and Mrs. Boberta Whit
ing tor the colored. For Arlington dis
trict, Jli'ts B. W. XeTltt, Hacnah Moore
and Mary Grace Douglas for the white
schools and Miss Ella M. Boston and Mr.
Isaiah Ilalton for the colored. For Jeffer
son district. Muxes M. F Grigs and Marga
ret BjcUy for the white sctioolsand Messrs.
A. T. Shirley, J. M. Hopkins and MIssHattis
L Jactsou for tbe colored schools.
Mr. It. A. Phillips has returned frota an
, extended trip.
t -Jnmcs E. Clements bas sold for. John E.
Herrell of Washington, eighteen acres of
jsr-fl -rrM of ArliEgton, In lexnri
Coay. ,4i H .n W n Schelly, of
ton, for JC.UOO.
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