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THE MOHNIITGr TIMES, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1895.
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WASHINGTON, D. G, SErTEUBEIl 16. 1893.
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STILL, AT THE TOP.
rheTliiie-TIIiiKtho IjinjcM Uona-Fldo
NotwitlistaDdiiis' the visorous efforts of
contemporaries to keep up with The Times,
tliat popular newspaper still heads tho list.
The total circulation of the Star lau week
was 177,833, while that of The Times
for the same period was 218,710, or
40,68C more Uian the Star. The actual
gain ot The Time over its circulation for
last week was G.334, which indicates
a prosperity never before known in Wash
ington newspaper circles.
The circulation of The Times Is bona -fide
and Is not padded. It gives advertisers
better display, n-lder publicity, and hence,
On the lGth day ot September, In the
rear ot our LTdone thousand eignthundrod
and ninety-five, before me. Krnest G.
Thompson, a nutary publia In and for said
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
nrdaon and made oath in due form of law
CIRCULATION" OP THE WASHINGTON
Sliindiiy, Sept. a 30,784
Tue-diiy,ept.lO :i 1,101
"WfdtieMlio .swpt.l I :tl,500
Vrlduy.Sept.i:! ill, 9117
Saturday, ept. 14 :2,020
Sunday, Sept. 15 22,088
I solemnly twear that the above Is a
correct rtotement of the dolly circulation
of The Washington Time fur the week
ending September 15, 1S95, and that all
the copies were actually fold or mailed -for
a laluable contidcraUon and delivered
to bona fide purchasers: also that none
of them were returned or remain in the
C T RICHARDSON.
JIaLager of Circulation
Subscribed and Fworn to before me, on
the day and ear first herein above written.
EltKEST G THOMPSON.
AX EHA OF OllfiANIZATION.
Those Interested in watching the growing
tendency of municipalities to establish
their own lighting and water plants, and
la noting the increasing sentiment in
favor of government control of railroad,
telegraph, and teleplioneservlce, must admit
that we are gradually ilrirtlng toward
B. mild condition of socialism.
Instead of the rampant political speaker
who, a few ycarssince, stumped the country
for individual independence, we are now
controlled by polfticalma chines and adviMsl
to make party campaigns through wcll
dlsriplincd organizations. Churches, corporate-enterprises,
secret societies, ami labor
urbanizations have divided and subdivided
our great ooclal structure Into as many dif
ferent liodlcs, and the independent American
citizen is in reality almost a creature of
This inclination to organize is the natural
outgrowth or progress, the result of a de
sire to Imtc-rnlzc fur the promotion of
mutual interests. It comes with an ad
vanced stateofcivilizationand is prompted
by a more general feeling that the weak
should be protected from the strong. The
survival of the fittest idea, which Is a
heritage of barbarism. Is giving way to
the humane sentiment that all men and
women are entitled to prosperity, aud ex
perience has demonstrated that organiza
tions and mutual efforts are the only safe
guards to be rclii-d upon In resisting the
encroachments of misdirected brain en
ergy. When men employ the gift of intellect to
accumulate wealth at the expense of the
bcallli and comfort of others they not only
destroy opportunities for happiness, but
are also the means of preventing a more
rapid uplifting of humanity. It Is this
selfish method ot retarding the progress of
the world that leads to organization, and
Its tendency is toward the final extinction
of immense and oppressive fortunes.
ijowx comc tiie rorves.
Taunted to action by the cartoons, edi
torials and news articles of The Times the
Trolley trust yesterday suddenly changed
its policy of lawlessness and violated the
sanctity of the Sabbath In scouring the
country to eecure a force ot men to take
down Its trolley poles on New York avenue.
Not an effort was made last week to
comply with the agreement that led to the.
poftponement of The Times suit for the
removal ot the poles, and had It not been for
the Indignation aroueed by the efforts of
The Times the trust would probably have
continued to ignore the wishes of the public
and forfeited this last pledge as It has many
It is now generally conceded that the
Trolley trust was compelled to obey the law
by the action ot The Times in bringing Its
suit for that purpose. After the decision
of Judge Cox, placing the authority for tak
ing down the overhead trolley in the hands
of the Commissioners, all prosecution of the
trust was stopped, and through its organ,
the Star, a powerful plea was made for the
retention of the poles until the trust could
rind time to change Its motor system.
This change the trust has been promising
to make for alleast two years, and believing
that It Intended to maintain its overhead
trolley on New York avenue for the use of
jJifr-U t -
Its Baltimore trains, The Times deter
mined to compel a removal of the poles,
peaceably If possible, forcibly If need be.
In accordance with tills determination, the
suit In the police court wa8 instituted.
Thanks to The Times, the poles will
now comc down, and there will be no more
overhead trolley within the city limits,
unless the trust can prevail on Congress
to legalize such an electric system. The
fight against the trolley nuisance has been
vigorous and bitter, but it has been gal
lantly won, and the trust cuil now be
recognized as a law-abiding corporation.
T.OAFIXG AT THE COHXEHS.
There Is a police regulation in Wash
ington which forbids the congregating
of men at the street corners and their re
maining there for more than a few min
utes. This ordinance Is chiefly remark
able for Its non-enforcement. Now and
then some policeman experiences a spasm
of official indignation and arrests some
bodygenerally the wrong party. The
regulation was Intended to break up pro
fessional corner luafing, an evil that flour
ishes here in certain localities.
It Is an especially llagrunt act and It
Is a common sight to see a i.all' dozen or
more men herd together, spitting tobacco
Juice all over the paiemcnt, vitiating the
atmosphere with vile cigars, and passing
rude remarks upon passing females. The
latter are not even safe from this kind
of Insult wben with male escorts.
Corner loafing Is a despicable custom
which unfortunately has been much la
yogue Id tills city. It has been less lu
evidence of late, but Is still flagrant enough
to call for drastic treatment.
MC7.ZLIN THE GEltMAN I'HESS.
Emperor William, of Germany, is an
unusually bright and sensible young man.
He is to be credited with possessing the
spirit of a reformer, albeit be would
occasionally reform people against their
will, "vl et armls." But, on the whole-,
he Is pretty clear-slgtited, and It Is the
more to be regretted that his Ingrained
monarchial prejudice so blinds him against
the trend of the spirit of the age as to
lead him into serious mistakes.
He has Just made one, against which
even what we would here in the Unltod
States call the administration press, raises
the cry of warning. William has given
the sign for war upon the socialists. He
has been angered by their sharp criti
cisms upon his government and the lint
has gone forth for the suppression ot their
press As a consequence a number of
socialist editors are In prison acd their
papers have been suspended or suppressed.
Of course, this will not suppress social
Ism; It will not even check it. If a dam
Is thrown across a river it does not stop
the flow of the waters, save temporarily.
The flood accumulating behind it gathers
force with its growth and finally breaks
through the barrier with destructive en
ergy Thus it will be with socialism in
Germany, which stands for a democratic
form of government The more the Em
peror seeks to repress It, the stronger It
will grow, and there Is danger that his
attempts at suppressing it may direct it
Into channels where It will prove full uf
peril to the state.
It Is significant that even the "retchs
presse" protests against the wholesale
arrest of editors and confiscation of pa
pers. They probably recognize the latent
danger to themselves if muzzles nre put
upon the press and shackles upon those
that direct it.
A WAV OUT OF DIFFICULTY.
The Springfield, 111., banks have tendered
by telegraph $100,000 In gold to thegoiern
raent treasury in exchange for currency, and
In doing so have set a good example toother
banks desirous of counteracting the dv
presslnghifluenceonthepubllcofthepresent run on our gold reserve. It is not a ques
tion of money or resources that prevents an
immediate return ot prosperity. It Is a
lack or confidence that can only be rap
plied by ruch actions as that of the Spring
This was demonstrated by the flurry on
Wall street Friday and Saturday. To meet
certain foreign demands a great sum
was drawn -from our gold reserve. A
statement was also published thatthebond
syndicate was no longer under contract to
keep a $100,000,000 of the yellow metal
in the treasury, and in response to a feeling
of apprehension the stock market took a
tumble and the entire country became
If speculators knew that the reserve would
ly mnislauvd money would be easy and in
vestments would lie freely made. But
when a feeling exists that the treasury can
not meet Its demands a lack of confidence In
the'future Is the result, and business pros
pects must languish. If, insteadof hoarding
gold for speculate e purposes the banks-of
the country would guarantee to keep up tl-p
gold reserve by exchanging gold for currency
when emergency made it necccsary there
would be no more loss ot confidence or re
tarding of good times. Why not attempt
eucli an arrangement?
A DIPLOMATIC OFFENDER.
II is always a painful duty to connect in
a public way the name of a foreigndlplomat
wllh some discreditable action. Repre
sentatives of foreign nations are supposed to
be gentlemen of high standing, and when
the conduct of one ot them gives him public
notoriety the universal feeling of regret al
most makes his offense excusable. As" a
general thing foreign diplomats in Wash
ington hnve been entirely above ungentle
The arrest of Don Albcro Fombosa, of the
A'enezuelan legation, in New York for im
suiting ladies on.the street is a disagreeable
exception to. this general rule. His offense
was aggravated by his having persistently
arter having seriously frightened several
It may be confidently expected that the
Venezuelan minister will immediately send
Don Fombosa out of the country. There Is
no room In the United States for a foreign
diplomat who will insult American women,
no matter how high bis rank or important
his station. Americans are forced to
Judge foreigners by their conduct, and If
they cannot behave themselves toward ln
offending women they are not wanfed here
under any conditions or circumstances.
You can now put the toothsome wood
cock wliercflt will do the most good. Tbe
season Is on.
It may now be expected that England
will drop the race Issue.
areso well pleased with The Times' victory
over tho trolley'trust t:-it they are enter
ing up their subscriptions in this way
"Exlt trolley; enter Times."
The rival press associations, "The Chi
cago Concern" and "The TJew York Syndi
itflfci. - ilhWlfe iSstefej
cate," can now oven up their recent mls
takrs. One lias a yacht'race to account
for and the other slipped up on a Mexican
It was so dry at the saloons and club
bars In New York yesterday that even tho
tumblers cracked for want of nourish
The loansomc condition -of our Treasury
suggests tho return ot President Cleve
land. No one regrets to have the weather turn
the cold shoulder on ug a tthls time of the
Butternies are awfully gay sometimes,
but until the red variety showed up In
such Immense swarms in Maryland uoliody
ever heard ot them trying to paint a
The reputation of Kentucky hospitality
has been greatly Injured by the report that
1,500,000 extra gallons of-water were
consumed at the LoulsMllc G. A. It. en
campment. SHE IS COY AND TIMID.
And She- Is Kopln-i In .Vobruxkll Clergy
for Check lndor-eiiiciit--.
West Point, Neb., Sepu 15 A woman
is making the rounds ul the smaller towns
of Nebraska who pretends to be In search
of a brother in this State and to have
run out of rash through a delay.
She Is timed to n.eel her husband at
Dubuque, la , and wants just enough
money to lake he-r there. Her husband
has signed a check In case she should'
The check is on the Market Street Na
tional llank, Philadelphia, l'a , anil signed
Joseph liellali On nligbtlng at the hotel
she sends for a clergyman. Congregational
If there is one. He is then asked to Indorse
for her. which he usually does.
Some or thi-se checks Pave lx-cn pro
tested by the above bank and they are
receiving the-in every day.
KiliMiuitlus From I.iilHirlnir Men.
(From the New York World.)
Lnportc, Ind., Sept. 14. Indiana lulwr
orgauizatioiisarc interested In a movemnet
to secure the nomination of cx-Congressran n
Charles Glrard Conn for Vice-Pre-sldent by
the Democratic National convention. Mr.
Conn is prominent In national Ialior clrcle-s
by reason of the profit-sharing horn In
duustry, which he estnbKihed nt Elkhart
aud his well-defined views on questions
and legislation affecting labor.
He Is active In the organization ot the
Knights ot Labor in the East, and Is known
to bo politically ambitious. He is reputed
$10,000 among his employes. Mr. Conn
has lieen mayor of Elkhart for a number or
terms, a inemlier of the State IcgisLiturc
ami tho representative of the Thirteenth.
Indiana district In Congress. .
Mr. Wiirreu'n Denial.
Editor Times: In reference to your ar
ticle In yesterday's Times as to the dif
ferences existing between your paper and
the Ikiltimore and Ohio Railroad, I am
quoted assaying toyourreprcscntatlvethat
Mr Alvey had tried to Influence the Matonic
seiitlmeiifat Takoma 1'arktotl c detriment
of The Times. Such is not the rase. I
was asked if Mf. Alvey had spoken to me-,
in reference to the matter and I replied
jes, he spoke to me the other evening at
the lodge. Your representative naturally
asked me what lodge, and I rcpllc-d the
Masonic lodge This was all that was
said on the ""lbject. aud I was somewhat
surprised yesterday morning to fee my
innocent remark distorted, and I placed
In a very embarrassing position. Klndly
correct error by publithhig this statement
and oblige yours very truly,
II. ELBERT WARREN.
Sir KdvtlnV, llluniler.
"Well, Sir Edwin Arrold wjll never be
Tort Laureate row, after calling Queen
"Victoria a 'Jay.' "
"Did. too; didn't even know enough
to spell it right. MalMal! Victoria. That
was it. I read it In a paper."
I revisit again the cot of my tiildhood.
After flftj Iorg jcars have goiie uut to
And ponder alcne through the tangled old
As the clo-rdr darkly lower ai d rush in
The old cabin has wartcd ard gene to de
cay. And Its chimney and rafters have all
And the mg weed waves o'er it with
blossoms so gray.
While the hills and the rales are bleak,
barren, and brown.'
The thistle and brier and long-creeping
Have grown o'er the hearthstone that
blesfed my young jcars, -And
over stone fences their arm entwines
The seats that I loved when my heart
knew ro fears.
The orchard and grave stones, far up on
Have tottered and twisted in winter's
And the stream has gone dry that turned
the old mill.
As it rumbled and roared nt tbe end of
The schoolhouse where once my young
heart beat with rapture,
nas crumbled away In the breath of
And oh! my soul sighs again to recapture.
The pleasure I felt In the days thafare
The old village church Eplre that shines
o'er the hill top,
Brings back to my lone heart dear groups
that have fled;
The bellesand the beaux; the revlvalsand
Alas! most are gone to tbe shades of the
Some are gone o'er the ranges to sleep in
Like myself.some have wandered afar,
UIown"about like a leaf in a withering
Or attuned like a broken guitar.
There's one I remember, to graceful and
As pure to my foul as the foam from the
The blush and the rmlle and the light ot
The paragon beauty my loved Laura Lee.
She faded away like the mist "of the dawn;
For the angels'wcrejcalous other and me;
So my fnncyful, fairy, fragile fawn
Was wafted a way to eternity.
Farewell to the homestead that sheltered
rarcwell to the dells and the dicglcel
Farewell to the deaf ones wno taught me
Bo honest, to cheerful, so lovely and true.
JOHN A. JOYCE.
AUTH NO LONGER UNFAIR
Eecommenderr to the Patronage of
All the Eabor Assemblies.
Ijiundry Employers Glad to Hnvo
Their Employes Join u Union.
Times Aefiibly Meeting.
The executive board of District As
sembly 06, K. of L., held its regular
meeting yesterday lu the room in The
i'lnies Building. The differences here
tofore existing between Nicholas A mh,
the butcher, at No. G24 Virginia avenue
southwest, and organized labor have been
tatlstactorily settled, and his name will
betaken from the unfair list.
Mr. Auth is now the only and first
butcher complying with the demands of
organized labor, to whose patrouage he Is
recommended by the District executive
board and local rederatiou of Labor. All
butchers not complying with these will
lereaftcr be named by District Assem
By Invitation uf the chairman of the
district executive board, the proprietors
of the following steam laundries met with
the executive board in Tile Times Building
jestenlay: Banner,. Boston, Wells. Capi
tal, Fourteenth Street, and lie-xtcr. Rep
resentatives rrom llie West End, Tolman,
and Franklin Steam Laundrli-s were un
avoidably detained. The situation was
gone over and promises were made by
thoe present that they would offer no
objections to their employes connecting
the-mse-lve-s with the assembly. It was
decidesl by the executive board to call a
meeting of all employes of the various
laundry woikcrs not re-p resented In Piemeer
Asse-mbly on next Wednesday evening at
the hall, corner ot Four-ami a-half street
and Pennsylvania avenue, at 8 p, m.,
when Laundry Workers' Assembly will
hale an open meeting, when those desiring
to Join may do so.
The difficulty existing between the Tail
ors' Assembly, 2.J70, and Eiseman Bros.,
the clothiers, was satisfactorily settled
by the executive board and Federation ot
Labor, and the agreement was signed by
The Washington Times Assembly, K. of
L., 1304, met Jestenlay afternoon at 3
o'clock. In Plasterers' IlalL Master Work
man C. G. Conn, presiding.
Among the guests were Mr. W. II. G.
Simmons, master workman of District
Assembly, No. (JG, and oVfcer officers and
speakers from other assemblies. Mr.
Simmons continued jestenlay his instruc
tion of the of fleers anil members of the new
assembly, and familiarized tin- former with
the duties anil conduct of their reelect ve
offices. , ,
Two new mcmtiers, Messrs. Richardson
and Allen, wcrCjXecelied.
The installation, of the officers-elect
then took place,. the ceremonies being con
ducted by Mr. Smmons.
The complete! rtjstcr of officers is as
Master workman, C. G. Conn; worthy
fore-man, J. M. Krcltcr; worthy inspector,
Emory Foster; financial secretary, J.
Milton Young;, recording secretary, M.
F. Tlghe; almoner, A. S. Fennell; treasurer.
II. Knapp; statistician, William Nottingham;
worthy guide, J. Welch; inside esiiuire, J.
W. Jones; outside esquire, Eugene J. Tlghe.
Oil motion oLAlr.jFoster the days of meet
ing were fixed as Ibc secud and fourth Sun
days ot each mouth at 4 o'clock, p. nx.
Mr. Krelter mpjVcd that the master-work
man be empowered to appoint three dele
gates to Hie District Assembly nnel five to
the Federation of Labor. This motion was
cnrrieil. The master workman willaunounce
tbe names of t he delegates selected and have
tiem notified la time to attend their re
Tile Uoslug half hourot the meeting was
acvoled to hearing brief addresses from
Brother Bancs, Brother Everett, Brother
Paul Boweii, Master Workman Conn, and
District Master Workman Simmons.
Then" was an Informal but e-nthuslastlc
gathering of the members of the Steam
1: liters Association and their he-'pers e-s-terday
nt the headquarters, 1314 E street
The occasion was the visit t this city
or E.ntern Organizer 15. T. HarrWia. who
gave the members a talk on "The Good
of the Order."
Mr. Harrison sustained his reputation
as an" earnest weirkerand persuasive-speaker,
as Is evidenced by tbe fact that several
or his hearers who were backward about
Joining signified the-ir readiness to be
come members of the associotion.
The large lucre-ase in membership during
the last month has made It necessary for
the association to seek more spacious ac
commodations, so after consultation wllh
several or the local labor le-.iders it was
decided to secure the hall at No. -123
Twelttb street northwest.
The association is making a determined
fight to bring the next iiatlonal convention
to this city.
SLEEPlNt: IN COFFINS.
tdii, Who Henotince tho "World.
The strange-st religious community In
tl.e. world is one founded In Montreal by
a certain Dr. Jacques, a graduate ot the
Victoria School of Medicine, who duriug
the year In which smallpox raged In
Montreal visited no fewer than 1,200
patients and did much good work In the
Among these patients was a family
from St. Florence named Aubln, and the
father and mother, witli rive daughters,
now live undiT the doctor's roof. Tlie
parents, who do not belong tef the com
munity proper, live like ordinary mortals,
but the five children lead a lite almost
as severe as the terribly austere regime
of the Carmelite nuns.
They are robed in red material, with a
white head-dress falling down over their
shoulders Thif e girls have no education,
whatever, yet their medical protector ays
they are very loan-cd In things pertaining
to the celestial sphere.
By the tide of a nlccly-dccoratcd altar
stands a post about Eix feet in Leight, and
upon the altar hangs an ox chain ten ft
long. When ilohircal is given over to
carnivals, to feallsjand parlies, and when
it Is easy for frail man ai'd womankind to
be tempted. It is at tbctcftasoi.s that the
five sisters devntcviheiusclves most intently
to penitence and r)t!ayer This heavy chain
Is hung around eAcu sister's neck for an
hour at a tm.e, while tl.cy kneel in prayer
for their Eislcrs of the world, whom destiny
has tlirown in temptation's way.
Each bed Is a laige deep coirln painted
black and covcrcJ-eiver with gray cotton.
The pillow is made uf soft wood, and not
a single article of clothing is visible. Tl.e
five sisters sleep upstairs, the second floor
being divided into a half dozen small,
cheerful roums or cells. The furniture in
each of these sleeping apartments counts
ota black coffin, a tbleand a tin washbasin,
iinie absence of clothing being quite as
ma rked as on the floor be Io w.
Dr. Jacques hinis.eltpccuples a room on
the ground floor apd sleeps in a large, Iiare
cotfin throughout the summer and winter.
The only recognition ot this Xsaiius
community by the Art.hbNhoji of Montreal
is in the fact that one of the city's clergy
mequ Is spiritual director of II. e five skiers
in question, ut whom three go to commnuion
In question, ot whom three go to com
munion every morning and two three times
a week. Pearson's Weekly.
A hundred tlinnwmd imlrs of eyes
will we your lVnut "Ad" it It's In
SOME FIGURES ON MARRIAGE
Comparative Statistics on Age in Amer
ica and Europe.-,
Russians Enter the Wedded State
Sooner Than Any Other Race.
Decrease Becoming Marked.
There has been prepared under the au
spices of the International Institute of Sta
tistics a comparative statement of mar
dages and births in various Slates of
Europe and America.
Nearly every country lu Europe Is In
cluded In this study, but it takes account
of only three States of this Union Massa
chusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Three quinquennial periods are selected
for comparison 1865-'C9, 1670-81,
ldST-'Sll but for Massachusetts the last
period Is ISEG-'ltO, and for Connecticut
For the first ot these periods Massachu
setts and Rhode Island shared with Hun
gary and Servla the diztii.ctlon. of hav
ing more marriages per 1,000 Inhabitants
than any other communities in the civil
ized world. Massachusetts had 10.53 ar.sl
Rhode Island 1 1.27 per l.OGO. while Huu
agry had 10.28 and Servla 11.20.
. The English average for the same pe
riod wus 8.3G, the Pnissian 8.82 and the
French 7.89. Since that time the ten
dency to a decrease has lieen general,
though it Is more decided on this side
than on the other.
In the last quinquennial period the Mas
sachusetts average had fallen to 9.29
and that of Rhode Island to 9.1G, while
Connecticut has come down from 9.21 in
18C5-69 to 7.9G in 1S8G-89. The average
for 1867-91 or England is 7.51, of the Ger
man Empire 7.93, and of France 7.2G.
Taking ns the period for review the nine
teen years from 1674 to 1892; and the
elecreaslng proportion of marriages In
Europo appears more emphatic. For,
starting with 8.51 per 1,000 In the first
year, England shows but 7.72 in the last;
Germany coining down from 9.D3 to 7.93,
and France from 8.33 to 7.49.
Roughly spenklng, a little more than two
thirds of the men who marry do so between
twenty and thirty years of age. Comparing
the number marrying between twenty and
twenty-five and those between twenty-five
and thirty, the preponderance -Is id some
countries on tbe one side aud in some on Ivi
In this State It is 35.C0 per cent for the
earlier period and 33.14 per cent for the
later. In England the proportions are about
the same, but in France only 24.08 per
cent of the men marry Lrtween twenty an J
twenty-five, while 42.2G per cent marry
between twenty-five and thirty.
In Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and the
the Scandinavian countries the practice is
nearer that of Fvnce than of Old and Net
England Itus-sla in Europe has the aston
ishing proportion of 32.01 per cent of men
who marry under twenty years of age.
while In cone of the German states Is there
so much as 1 per cent who marry at the age
In Russia it seems that more than half the
women who marry do f o before the age of
20, Hie figure for the five years examined
ling 00.35 lr cent. With ub 16.10 per
cent of the women who marry are found to
be under 20, while 44.53 tier cent are from
20 to 25 years of age.
The decreasing proportion of marriages
is attended in Europe by a somewhat greater
ratio ot decrease In births. The number
of births ier 1,000 inhabitants. -Allien for
18G5-69 in England was 35.3, had de
clined by 1887-91 to 31.3, whilefor France
the figures are 25.9 for the former period
and 23 for Litter.
Even In Germany, where for the whole
empire the births were 39.2 per 1,000
for 187G-80 they had fallen to 36.5 for
The process Is by no means uniform, how
ever. Tlie Hungarians grow more prolific,
their birth rate having advanced from 40.7
per 1.0C0 lu 1665-09 to 42.8 In 1887-91.
Italy shows no decline, nor does Austria,
Denmark or Spain.
In this State the birth rate, which for
18G5-G9 was 25 G was 25.8' per 1.0C0
for 188G-90, "while Cunneiticut shows 22.9
for the one period aud 22.5 for the other.
In the proportion ot Illegitimate births,
Massachusetts Is uearjhe bottom ot the
list with 2.01 per cent., while Austria
leruls with 14 67 per ceut.
Ireland has but 2.78 percent, of Its births
illegitimate, while Scotland has 7.93
per cent ; England and Wales have 4.52
per cent., France 8.11, and Germany 9.23
A CHICAGO FISH STORY.
('rnyllnir Fools With Black Ilnvs nnd
Goes InMdo usrtt Punishment.
"The most remarkable thing I ever saw
done by a fish." said Will Mussey, "did nota
iappen on any far-away lake, but right here
In Chicago. It was during the Railroad
Exposition, held many years ago in the old
Interstate Exposition Building on tbe lake
front. Many of the railway companies
bad fine exhibits of fish taken from lakes
aud streams on the lines of their respective
roaebj. A Wisconsin railroad had a splcn
ild exhibit of black ba"s and graylings and
the large taulc containing them was always
lurrounded by crowds ot fishermen. I was
standing there one afternoon watching a
huge bass aud wishing that I lind lilm at the
end ota good linein some good water, when
I noticed a grayling who seemed disposed
to be gay. He circled around the big bass
a couple of times and then nipped him.
He was probably Just In fun, but I could
rce that the bass did not like it. The big
fellow had been asleep and perhaps awoke
with a bad taste In his mouth.
He made no move toward the grayling,
who became emboldened at this, anil after
hovering around the big fellow for a mo
ment made another dive at him. Like a
flash tlie bass turned to one side and with
a snap grabbed the grayling by the back
fin. His eyes shone with rage. He was
the personification of anger and ferocity.
There was a swirl of water aud when it
was over the grajling was quivering in
his death agonh-s. The bass drew back a
few feet and opened his Jaws. Never un
til then did I realize the possibilities
of the jaws of a black bass. He seemed
all month, and he made a running jump
at tbe grajling and caughll him head
first Now, the grayling, while not so
heavy as the bass, was fully as long. I
did not think the bass was going to attempt
to swallow the grayling. It would be
like my trying to swallow Jake Schaefer.
But that was what he did, and, what is
more, he succeeded. He workesl him down
slowly, lying quietly in one corner of tbe
tank, while thousands vainly tried to get
near. lie started" this banquet at 2 o'clock
in tbe afternoon. At 10 o'clock at night
the grayling was halt way down. There
was but little change the next morning,
and It was four days before the bas3
could close his jaws over the tall of that
grayling. There are 20.000 people In
Chicago who can vouch for every word
ot tills." Chicago Times-Herald.
It will not be many years Lefore the Al-derme-ii
will be catering to the bloomer
vote. Minneapolis Journal
wanted to wear
our Suits, and to bring
tlieir fathers and young
er brothers to us to get
Wo aro tho only firm la Wash
ington Kho manufacture our own
Boya' and Children's Clolhlne
Our factory la at 1 J hlto Street,
PRICES THAT TALK.
-Men's Suits, nicely made. ...S3. 00
Men's Ml its 4.85
.lien's Extra I'ino Doublc-
brcastcd tults. 5.90
Elegant Cluy Worsted Suits
xorcvcnlng dress...-. 0.05
Men's Imported Trench Tri-
cutt Suits 7.85
Hois' nits,S3.12; worth $9.00.
Hoys' Suits, $3.00; north 58.00.
Hojs'Snlts, S4.25; north S9.00.
Over 5.000 Children's Suits, firty
styles, at 90c
300 Children's Suits, SI.2S,orth
SOI) Children's Suits. SI.02,worth
20 0 Children's Combination
.Suits, extra pantsand cap to match,
$1 !). vioi-th S5.U0.
200 Children's Suits, extra flno
qunlit). 2.M: real value, j5.30.
Dress Pants, 90 ccnts.
All-nool Pants. SI 25.
Ncut stripes in Ulnc, Gray and
500 l'nlrs of Men's Corduroy
Pants, best grade, 31.85.
Ninth & ESts. N. W.
At Tbe Rink,
TO-DAY ami TO-MORROW,
September 16 and 17.
New Carpets. - '
New Lace Curtains.
New Upholstery Goods.
New Wall Paper.
CASH OR CREDIT.
New York Avenue,
Between 13th and 14th Sts.
E-rprrr dav In the vcar for Fortress Mon
roe, Norfolk. Portsmouth, and all polata
South and Southwest hy he powerful new
nnd "WashlBclon? Ic-uvimr dally
"on the following schedule.
bouth bound. ?orthbouncl.
Lv.WastTton T.OO pm I-v.Portsmoh 5:30 pro
Lv.Alex'd'ia 7:30 pin i,vJ"orfolk . 6:10 pm
Ar.rt.aionr'e(i:30 am Lv.Ft.Monroo 7:20 pm
Ar.Norfoll: . 7:30 ain !Ar.Aix'dna 0:00 am
Ax.Portsm'h S-0U aralAr WaSh'ctonB:30 am
VISITORS TO TIIK ATLANTA EX
POSITION and the re-orts at l-'ortre"
Monroe, Virginia lieac-h and Florida will
find this a lery attractive route, as it
breaks the monotony or an all-rail ride.
Tickets on sale nt 013, Glii. 14S1
Pennsylvania avenue, B. & O. ticket
otriee, corner Fifteenth street and New
Tork avenue, and on boarel rtcaniers,
where time-table, reap, etc., can also
Any other Information desired will
be fu rnished on application to theuniler
sicmil, at the companj's wharf. Toot
of Seventn street, Washington. D. C
JXO. CALLAIH..V, GEX lIAXAGElt
Is Perfect Now!
The driTB ! aellrhtfnL ti3 eccnerr lasanorb.
Coaches connect at 4, 5, 0:10, 6JZ3). 7. 7S0. S,
8.30,9,10, 11, 14 p. m. Willi Met Car Lino at 8th
ftud E. Cai. Bte . and with Cable Cars at Mb. and
l'a. Ave so. Fare, round trip, 23c. Coach
loaves tho Arlington at C p. m.. stoppinc nt
Cbamberlaln'B, t-horcham and tho Kaloish,
pas8infrlalge's, l'ipgs House. Kanaallaud Uil
lards, thenco by irar ct Ta. Ave Fare, round
Not Ions n;pi in one of our smaller Amer
ican cities a bank cashier was fojml to lwa
defaulter for a Iargtv sum nearly or quite
$100,000. Previous to his fall he is said
to have been the most popular man in the
place and "noted for his ftiurcti work."
There was no question about this man's
guilt. Indeed, lie confessed at once and
Now come the remarkable part or the
story. Despite hla confession many people
absoluotcly refused to believe him a
thief. The jailer in whose charge he "was
flatly declined to lock him up. lie took
the defaulter to his own home and had him
eat bis meals there.
The nextday many ot the leading profes
sional and business men called upon him to
extend the-ir respects and their sympathy.
IDs church associates did the same. Eouds
to twenty times the required amount were
offered to hccurc- his releane.-
Tnc tendency shown in the case is not un-
M"F.V NATIONAL THEATER.
MATINEE SATURDAY ONLY.
Eighth Annual Tour and First Annual Fall Visit
to Washington of
Lyceum Theater Go.
OF NEW YORK.
TV. J. Lo loyne.
Mrs. Chas. Walcot,
.Mrs. Thos. WhlLTon.
id ward Wilts.
Mon..Tur&, Wed. and
Thura. Nichts and
The Case of
by Henry Arthur
Friday Night Only,
AH IDEAL HUSBAND.
Sat. Night Only,
Ttoeateof aAts and boxes will open at Ilia
bor office Tfaurs'lar morning.
PRTPP1 F-Tcnlncs, 23, 50. 75c, SI
wuvuu j ji
ntlnces, 25 and 50c reserved.
Peter F. Dailey,
J01TXJ SIcNALLTS Happiest Effort,
S Shaft No. 2.
GKAND OPERA HOUSE.
Edhtabu 1L Allzs, Manager.
WEEK OF SEPTE.MDEU 16.
Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday.
WJL A. BRADY'S Comedy Drama,
" OLD GLORY. "
By Chas- It. Vincent
A graphic story of tho Chilian incident.
$1.50, 11.00. nc, reserved.
1U 50 and 23c., admission.
NEXT WEEK "Tho Bachelor's Baby," with
Mr. and Mrs. Hdnsy Drew, under the dlreo
tlonof McKee I'.inkln.
"VIEW NATIONAL THEATER
i- Efery Evening. Wed. and Sat. Slats.
The .Mighty -Monarch of .MInstrclsv
With the greatest com- I
panythey eror lIIIKl-t.1
owned. In- IllRASS I
GEORGE WILSON. I ' I
t3n Watch for the stupendous street parade
Next WfteK ilnntf-l Frthmm'e V V TrMnm
T'HE BIJOr THEATER. Week comn-enclnff
X- SEPTEMBER 16.
Jlatluees Tnesday. Thursday and Saturday,
Tho wee of sensation.
Hoyelty Extravaganza Co.,
WILLIAM. T BUTAKT & LIZZIE F.ICHMOND.
Harris and Walters, Jerard and Thompson,
Alice Hanson. Edwards and Kernel!, the
Great Drawee, Evans and Vidoc May
Adams, Charles 1L Duncan. William
U. Anderson, tbe wonderful
Admission to first floor, 25c.
MATINEES, CHILDREN, lie
rr-ERNAN LYCEUM Trt EATER.
IX ALL THIS WEEK.
Twentieth Century Maids.
"TOO MUCH TRILBY."
HARRY .MORRIS as SLANG VALLEY.
NEXT WEEK-Joan F. Field's Drawing Cards.
Two Games To-day.
First came at 3 o'clock p. m. Second cami
Admission---- 25 and 50 Cts.
CAriTOL TARE. J10NDAT, SEPTEilllER lC
Government Printing Office
Tor Times' Silrer Cup and a Purse.
Game called 4:30.
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
Ccncral Admission. 50 Centx
SIX ItACES each day. First race 3:13 1 m.
Sreclal trains direct to rrand stan I from Sixr4
street station at l:u and 1:15 d m.; other tratot
11S0 and liSO,
E. E. DOWNHAII.
STEVE STILLWELL. President
To Norfolk i Return
THIRD GRAND EXCTRSION of tlio Steamer
CITY OF RICHMOND,
Leaving Wartilngton SATURDAT.Septeraberll
at 6 p. m. and returning Monday at 31 n. m.,
giving passengers benefit of trip from Norfolk
to tbe Capes. Socure staterooms and ticket
at boat or at Genoral Ofllces, HUN. Y Avenue.
Tl't'ts also on nle at follow ticket odces:
Slarmaduko's, 483 Pa. ave; Mays'. 611 Pa.
nve.: Davis'. Central National BantDldjc., and
at Frank's, C4t l'a. ave.
comnijiit Su lon;r as a man has cheerful
are apt to pass by h.U serious defects.
"Jim Flsk was Rood to the poor," -was
attempt used to be made to excuse tho
nohiri'ius railroad pirate. It Is easy to bJ
rc nero us with what dues nut belong to one's
BClf. It Is equally easy to use a character
once gained to trade un for dUsracelul
ends. Youth's Ctimpaninu