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BETTER HOUSING CALLED FOR
Community Can Not Ba Made At
tractive Without tha Co-operation
of th* Builder.
"The bousing problem ls one of the
most important aspects of home de?
velopment and good homes are the
it ystone of the whole social arch,"
?writes Edward T. Hartman, secretary
of the Massachusetts Civic League, In
the annual report of that organization.
Mr. Hartman discusses the housing
problem in towns, and says in part:
"I want particularly to mention
three aspects of tbe housing problem:
the aesthetic, the social and the eco?
nomic. For many years we have had
In Massachusetts a succession of
short-lived organizations developed to
Improve the appearance of towns.
They have In the main died because
their aim was superficial. Beauty
cannot easily be engrafted upon rot
tcnm*ts. People are beginning to see
that in a town in which every house
Js of good design and In which main?
tenance work ls carefully looked aft?
er, there are those elements of art
?which when combined make for a
"The social aspects of the housing
problem are enough, lt seems to nw.
to cause every one of us to re-esti?
mate the values of the Items covered
In our efforts for social advance Had
homes are responsible for a large per?
centage of the Immorality which the
churches are trying to cure; they are
responsible for a large part of the
?sickness the hospitals, dispensaries
arid nurses aro trying to cure, and di?
rectly or through Immorality or sick?
ness they ure responsible for much of
the poverty the charities are trying to
"The economic aspects of the hous?
ing problem are serious. Towns get.
as a rule, that for which they bid.
That ls. if force of circumstances
brings a large number of people te) a
town, the quality of these people will
depend In large measure on the kind
of homes which are offered them. If
the people have to content themselves
with the abandoned dwellings, out?
buildings and similar Inferior homes.
they will be of an Inferior type of peo?
ple, because self-respecting people
will not live in such homes.
"Hut when the people coming into
a town are offered attractive homes
on well planned streets Felf-respeet
Ing people will come, they will In?
crease the taxable value of the town,
they will pay their way through the
schools, the streets and elsewhere,
and they will decrease the per cap?
ita demand for all the remedial Insti?
"It ls not enough to develop good
homes. They must b*a maintained In
a good condition. There ls therefore
t call for an active local healthy au?
thority. To meet Its conditions and
needs every town must have a good
law, the efficient enforcement of
?which will give the town what lt
needs In the way of houses, and it
must have an active board of health
that will see that houses are always
kept clean and sanitary."
To Beautify Vacant Lots.
Vacant lots will prove more valu
teble from a viewpoint of attractive?
ness if nothing else is the Idea of
a manager of a San Bernardino (Cal.)
Insurance, loan and land company,
who is making arrangements to set
Dut thousands of deciduous fruit trees
on the lots owned by the company, lu
various parts of the city.
These lots are at present barren in
many respects, and through the plant?
ing of the fruit trees the appearance
cf the lot will be very much Improved.
Not only that, but lt is figured tbat it
will be more attractive to the buyer,
end the results to buyer and company
alike will be much greater.
It is the plan of the company to set
the trees out and to have a competent
horticulturist to care for them while
they arc adapting themselves to the
soil In which they are planted. From
ten to twelve or more fruit trees will
be planted on each lot.
Busiest Hen In the Country.
While it is not possible to state thea
exact average production of eggs per
hen In one year it is conservatively
estimated in the 1'nited States to be
about seventy. By improved methods
of breeding, feeding and selection
birds have been found with actual In?
dividual records of 200 to 257 eggs a
Only one hen has been found at Cor?
nell that laid as high as 257 eggs in a
year, but this one example of the de?
gree of perfection to which the breed?
ers' art has attained ls valuaBle for
the pace it sets for others to follow
and surpass. Tho net profit obtained
from the Bale of these 257 eggs
amounted to $5.06.?Christian Herald.
Rapid Growth of White Pins.
After 288 years of white pine cut?
ting, in Massachusetts alone, which by
many is supposed to be denuded of
timber, there were 238,000,000 feet of
white pine alone cut in 1908 (govern?
ment figures). The forest service fur?
ther reports that "lt is not improb?
able that a similar cut can be made
every year in the future from the nat?
ural growth of white pine in to-U
Order of Publication
Makik M. Bruck's Couiouittase
Makik M. I* kcck and others
Thai object of this suit ls to coutlnu
Iii.' -Hie of the remainder interest
ii.. nta.I by said Marie M. Hruoe in cer
tolu real ?itate in the town of Le*lug
toa, Virginia, to the Rockbridge Build?
ii g and Loan Aesociation, Incorporated,
miii to re-iuvet?t the proceeds of sale un?
der order of Court.
And it appearing from the affidavit
of the plaiutitf. tiled, that Patrick
Henry Bruce, Mary Brooks Brue,
Sophy Maury, Kate (ireeuway. Clar?
ence Bruce, Penniupton Bruce. Violet
Morson. Wit. Morsou, Gonion Merson,
some of the defendants In the above styled
suit are not residents of this State; anil
tliat he has used due dlllgeuce to ascer
tiiui in what county or corporation the
detendaut, Eunua Shirreffs, is, without
effect, the said herelu nani ed defend?
ants an: hereby required to appear
within fifteen days after due publica
tion of this order iu the Clerk's Office
of our said Court, and do what is tire
es-ary lo protect their interests in this
?nit A. T- SHIELDS, C erk
of the Circuit Court of Koekbridge
Ju'y 'JVia 4t.
In the Clerk's 'ift.ee of the Circuit
Court of Rockbridge County, July Mth,
ChunkUS Axxk ti kiffin PlaiutilT
l.Ki.KUK .1. ttRimi l).-fendeiit
The object of this ault is to obtain a
liv..ice a vinculo leatri ?onil by the
plaintiff from thc defendant,aud affidav?
it having l>ecn made and tiled that the
.aid dcfciidiint, Qooepei J OHfBn, la
not a resident of the 8ti,t?- of Vii^inia,
t i- ordered that he appear bera wit ta?
in tiftaeu days ifter the due putilHeathMl
if this order auel do what is aooaaamrj
lo protect his bittiest iii this Milt.
A. T. SHIKLPS, Clerk.
0. C. Jackson, p. <1
July 1'4-lV! 4t.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Decree courses in Agriculture.
Horticulture, Applied Chemistry,
Applied Geology, Civil, Mining,
Mechanical and Electrical Eogineer
ng. Metallurgy and Metallography.
Sixty-four Instructors, Thoroughly
Kquipped Shops, laboratories and
Barns. Steam Heating and Electric
Lights in dormitories. Library
12,000 volumes. Farm of 1,100
Two Year Course in Agriculture and
Farmera' Winter -ours ?
Total cost Ot ttOttOt of hine iii < i ii 111 s .
including tuition and other fe>'s, boa-d.
araahlBf. nuif?__, i?iHeal attendance,
tte., 1274.9U, Cost *o Virginia students,
Timi n.'xt ts?lon opens Wa>??noat,
Stn r meta Itrrn, li li'.
PAUL B. BARR1N4-KR, M I)., LL. I)
Write for catalogue. July 8-a8-2mn
Varner, Pole & Co.
Furniture and Undertaking
Main Street, Iaixington, Va.
The time has come you will warn
to get the good of your porch.
We have the furniture needful:
VUDAR SHADES, ETC.
Also for the Hall. Parlor, Dining
Ivooni, Ped Room and Kitchen all of
which will prove satisfactory ic
quality and price.
We can save you money if you are
going to buy a sewing machine.
??aSyRegistered Embalmer io charge
uf our Undertaking Department
which is conducted in a manner
that will meet with approval.
Bunker Hill Mills
Having leased the Hunker Hill
Mills and pul in New Machinery, I
nm prepared for making the best of
BUBB AND GRAHAM FLOUB
CORN MEAL CHOP, etc.
The Wheat and Corn Mills are in
the best condition possible. The
patronage of the public is solicited.
Satisfaction guaranteed. No disap
pointment to customers. Flour and
meal Furnished when promised.
I have exclusive control of the
Yours for business,
J. Vf. CHILDRESS,
Glasgow, Va, R F. D. 1
July 17 12 4t
special train will leavre Buena
Vista 9:45 p. pp, Wednesday, Aug.
14th, returning MUM day. "Verv
low round-trip fares. Nee nearest
agent Norfi Ik _ Western Railway
W. B. REVILE,
General Passenger Agent,
Jab 81-11 ft.
Remedy for Quick Temper.
Nothing is so disastrous as losing
one's temper. When you feel so tow?
ering, raging mad that you want to '
fight Borne one. take yourself by your
collar or forelock and conduct your?
self to a place of quiet seclusion.
There endeavor to discover within
your head some few grains of sound
sense upon which to dwell long and
thoughtfully. What's the good of los?
ing one's temper? Lots of times you
band people undeserved rebukes, snd
then it ls a tremendous nuisance try?
ing to forget how unkind you haves
Be patient. Be patient with the
faults of others and be patient with
your own. Take care of your health,
your morals, and your spiritual self.
Be above the sharp retort of the
The "Progressive'- Party
Is the Individual, limn or w.mian, who
uses Foley Kidney Pills for backache,
> heuiL'atlnu, wt*ak Hack, and other
hldneyanel bladder irregularities. Ko
ey Kidney Pills are healing, strength
niling, tonic, nml quick to produce* bet -
Molal result**. Contain no harmful
iirugs. Never sold in bulk. Put up In
two sizes in sealed bottles. The genu?
ine in a yellow package. B. H. Gorrell.
Plague of Snails.
A plague of snails ls reported from
the island of Ceylon, part of which ls
overrun by the animals. All vegeta?
tion ls devoured as soon as it appears,
and the natives have found lt neces?
sary to co-operate against them
Trenches are dug to stay their prog?
ress, and they are kept from the trees
by making a circle on the ground
around the trunks of cork or fiber.
Impregnated with tar or pitch.
1). (-. Brbee, teaming contractor
living at 8(M Keeling Court, Can tc ii.
111., is now we'I rid of a severe and an
noving tm** of kidney trouble. His back
.?Bined and lie was Lotliered willi head
julies nnd dizzy spell**. "I took Foley
Kidney Pills lost to* dir-cted aud in ?
tow dcaj-f I felt much bt*tter. My lif?
.ind .strength seemed to come back, an'"'
[ sleep well. I am now nil over my
rout*le Slid glad to reooiiituei-d Fole\
Kidney Pills." Try them B. H. (Joi
"Say, Pat, au" wholy do they call
lotfe a train of events?" "Sure, Moike.
I'm asbolmed of ye. An' did ye nlver
hear 'tis made up of births and ex?
Hay fever ami acth na make August
a month of intense sufTei in-/ to malic
people. Foley's Honey ami Tar l om
pound (.'ives prompt ea*e anel relief.ai <
is soothing *ud healing t< th**"inflaiue**d
membranes. Wiu. M. Merethew, N
Ssasstapciti Me., s?yx: "A tew Owes of
Foley's Bom*** ''ih! Tar Compound re
i. vexl me of is severe at tnek of issi li mn
a I less than a bottle caused a cciu
(jlete cure." U.-fvis.* siibsti'ute*. H
Younger Than Her Daughter.
An Atchison woman registered the
other day and gave her age as thirty
eight. A short time afterward her
daughter registered and gave her age
as forty-two.?Kansas City Journal.
Dr. C. H. Ellsworth* dentist, Ki Bald
win St., Heichefcter, ft. Y., says holey
Kidney Pills gave him Immediate re
ief and Htrengthened him wonderfully
'"I have been beithered with weak kiil
neys and bladder tionlile uni! siitlerei'
ra ne ti pain. Foley Kidney Pills -.'uv.
tue immediate relief and strent'tbeiie'!
tne wonderfully. 1 am plea*?ed to rec.nn
mend their use." B. II (soirel!.
A Japanese Master.
At a sale in London, a Japanese col?
or print of Ichlkawa Danjlro, 1679
1762, of a man seated outside a house
of ivy holding a love letter signed
Toril Kiyomasu, sold for $400.
A. S. Jones of the Lee Phenolic*.
Chico, Cal., wh?s lian handled Foley Si
l.'o.'s med miners for tu a UV yeats, sh\h:
"1 consider that Foley'** Honey and Tai
I'oinpound han no equal, and is the one
fout/h medicine I can re-commend n
?ontaii'ii'H no narcotics or other hui tr -
rn! properties." The genuine in ii iel
low Bastksg*? B. H. Gorrell.
"Rumor has lt that you are not to
run in the present campaign," ventur?
ed the newspaper interviewer. "Run!
I should say not!" retorted Senator
Gllluback. "Son, I'll win in a walk."
Unbelt W. Kerter, Lawrenceville,
Mo., who had been bothered with Kiel
ney trouble tor two yenrc, pays: "I
tiled three eiiffeient ki mis of kidney
pills but with no relief. My neighl ot
lold ire to use Foley Kidney Pills, 1
look three buttles of them and got a
permanent enre. I recommit -d llie-m lo
everybody." ll. H. (Jonell.
"Did dat man offer any Inducements
to git you to buy dat mule?" "Yassin
deed," replied Mr. Erastus Pinkley.
"He gave me his membership In a
'soclation dat pervldes a han'some fu?
neral for anybody dat belongs to it."
Dyspepsia ls our national ailment.
Hurd oak Minmi Hitters, lu the national
nure for 't. It strengthens stomach
membranes, promotes flow of dii/estlve
luicee, purifies the Hoad, bnllde ><>u up.
For the convenience of persons who
have small amounts of washing to do
at home there has been Invented a
nail with a washboard sliding ta
"?rooves in one side.
"I have been se.mewli -t costive, be
Doan's Kegulets gave ju.st the result
l.-Mlred. They act mildly and regulate
hebowsU pe-tfeotly.'' -?eo. B. Krause
m Walnut AVe., Altoona, Pa. , IJ
No Opinion on Subj*?it.
Flrat Cannibal?"Don't you think
tbat laat gentleman had excellent
taste In clothes?" Second Cannibal?
"I can't eay, I didn't eat the clothes.**
An Inch of Air.
A cubic Inch of air arising from tha
flames of a Bunsen burner has been
found to contain no fewer than four
hundred and eighty-nine million dust
"What ls the penultimate Item Io
the arrangements ?" "Ain't got any*
thing to do with peanuta. tham ai*,
Love feels no burden, thinks noth?
ing of trouble, attempts what ls above
Its strength, pleads no excuse of im?
possibility.?Thomas a Kempis.
One Kind of Success.
Success ls men!, a cor.'.Inuoua per
formance of HMtlI t 'eds well dona.
Almost Lost His Lifs
S. A. Stfd of Mas..ii, Mich , wi'l
never forget his terrible exposure to a
merciless1 storm. "It gave me a drem I
'ul cold," he writhe, "that ciued ne
race pubis in icy chest, so lt was hard
(e.r nie to breatfie. A neighbor gave rue
-I'M-rnl ilowiiof Dr. K!:ik,s Nr>w Dis
.?overy, which brought great relief. The
doctor said I was on tbe veriee of pneu
iionia, bot to continue with the Dis
?overy. I did so and two bottlet. com
;>!etelv cured nie." Cse only tin'-; qui-'k.
?af.-, reliable medicine for?Mg?a, cold
>r any throat or luug trouble. Prto*
>Uo mid *1 .(.Ml. Trial Lotti, frecy -uar
me?wd hy B. H. Worrell.
lt ls t'stimatid by Maj. Richard
iylteetal*, superintendent of police.
hat the trtal population of the Dts
rict of Columbia will be shown by
?tie police census to be approxitnate
j ::.-?r>.uno. The enumeration has been
ompU'ted In all of the precincts
md the results are now being com
The last police census, taken In
1909, showed the ivopulntiou of the
I ii st ric; to be approximately 343,000.
li ls believed that during the three
.ears the population hu * Increased by
ii l lie firth ure sometimes heard be
.?ie a terrible esrrh.pi.ke that warn ol
he et iii'rg peril. >iHt'.ii.?'H wairuin's
.re k ind. Tin. t dull pain or nih.' hi the
MCk warna you tin* kidneys uren at
??iition IX you would escape those dan
.'.??..us n aimil.'*. Dropsy. Diabetes M
Krighfa diseast ? Take Eleetnc Hil
era it once and see backache liv and all
rcur best feelings return. "My t* ii
? eciv. d great laen- fit from their us.- foi
tiri ney aud bladder trouble," write
Pr-ter Bondy, South Rockwood, Ml.:h
'lt is oeitalnly a great kidney Medi
?ine." Try it. 50 cents at H. H. <<or
Picking the Good Onea.
"You' see a group of girl children,
ar schoolgirls, or university girls, or
factory girls, or ballroom glrla?you
pan pick out, ns plainly as If they
were branded, the ones whom men
will want to marry and the ones whom
no man will want to marry.?"A
Touch of Fantasy," by A. H. Adams.
He Won't L'mp Now
No more lillipilli: f.H" Toni Moore of
'ochrnii, Ch "1 had a bad sole on my
ntitep t !>?. t not li i ii ? seemed to help till
iim<j Buck len's Arnica Halve," he
vi itel*, "but this wonderful healer soon
Hired nie.'' Heats old. rumilnir Mt*??,
ilcerr, toils, burns, cuts, bruises, et _ ?
na or piles. Try lt. Only 23 cents a t
i. H. (ion-ell's.
A Tub Secret.
Filling the bath tub aometlmeo
makes more noise than we like, es?
pecially late at night or early In the
morning. To prevent noise, attach a
piece of rubber hose to tbe .faucet
long enough to reach to the bottom ot
the tub. There will be no noise or
spattering of water.
Blamed a Good Worker
"I blamed my heart for severe dis
ueaa *n luv left side jTor two years,*'
i rites W. Evans, Danville,Va., "but I
;now now it was indigestion, as Dr.
Clrg's New Life Pills completely cured
ne." me*A tot stomach, liver aud kid
ley troubles, constipation. Headache
r debility, arie at B. ff. Morrel l's.
A Peachy Machine,
A California high school student
aa patented a machine to out and
tone peaches and place tha piece*
lght aide up on drying trays at tha
ate of 1,500 boxes a day.
Any skin itehlng in a temper -feater.
_e more you scratch the worse lt Itch -
s. I'oati's. (Mnf ii. fut cures piles, ecae
ua?any akin itching. At all drug
A Finiahit.g Touch.
"What la a finishing touch?" "Bor
owlng your friend'* last dollar."?
A specific for pain?Dr. Thomas' Re
[?.??ic Oil. strongest, cheapest llnlueiit
vcr dewvisd. A household remedy in
imerioa for 25 years.
, REST AND HEALTH TO MOTHER AND CHILD k
Ma2 Winslow's aouTHiiro Svat'r hat b??
.ed for over RUCTY Y_AK* by Mll.L.e.l.s., . i
tOTURR* for their cm I.uri-::, wini...
KI'.THING. With PHKFKCT SlTCCHsS. Il
OOTHKH the CH1I.D, SOFTHNS Hie GUM*:
LI.AY8 sll TAIN ; CUKliS WIND CO?IC. aud
i the beat remedy fur III/ KK1IU." - lt ls kt.
eluiriy hannie.*. Be sure sad a.k for "Mrs.
'ipiIovt'i r.toShuijr Syrup," and take bo uti?f
tait. Twant* -live eaata a InKUb.
BREEDING THE SHIRE HORSE
Character, Symmetry, Style, Constitu?
tion, Soundness and Type of Mars
Are of Importance.
Tbe first thing a farmer must try
to get ls a mars or two of Just the
right sort to begin with. The age to
buy is uot of so "much Importance; by
buying Allies at one or two years old,
they have the full length of their
breeding life before them, but at the
same time there is the risk of their
proving non-breeders, or inferior
breeders, while by buying a mare that
Horses Always In Demand.
has bred a foal or two successfully
we discount the risk, but have to pay
a higher price, and lose as much of
her life as has passed. The mare that
has begun to breed ls the safest spec?
In sele**ctlng the brood-m*.r^ *.>?.**
character, symmetry, style, constitu?
tion, soundness and type are of even
greater importance than pedigree. It
ls well to have a type of perfection
In one's eye and to get as near that
The head and eyes should betoken
docility. Intelligence and courage, lt
ls only by close observation that any
one can acquire the art of recognis?
ing character In a mare. No amount
of descriptive writing can teach one
how to judge these characteristics In
horse or man. The loin, of course,
should be strong, and the tall well set
up, in line' with the back, not droop?
ing. In a brood-mare a strong,
healthy constitution is of the utmost
As for size, a mare standing 16
hands high, and built in proportion, ls
big enough. Color may be selected
according to taste, but a brown or
bay colored animal ls always more
salable than a black or any ot the
When buying, every precaution
should be taken to insure soundness?
that ls, absence of all hereditary dis?
ease, and a few dollars extra should
not prevent a bargain being made if
the mare approaches anywhere near
the ideal above described.
SANITARY TROUGH FOR HOGS
One* Constructed In Such Manner That
Animal Cannot Get Its Feet In
or Crowd Others.
This plan of a bog trough which
the bog cannot put his feet into,
away from which he cannot crowd
the other hogs, and which ls protect?
ed from the sun and rain, ls sent to
the Progressive Farmer by Felix Ever
Sanitary Hog Trough.
sole of Tullahoma, Tenn. It can he
made any size desired, and of such
lumber as may be handy. If ends are
made long, lt cannot be turned over.
Looks to us like a good idea.
Men who are raising scrub horses
and using grade sires of any breed
are very foolish. Plug horses and those
which fit nowhere may sell low in the
future, but horses that have a trade
will sell high. Any sound Baddie horse
or any light harness horse or big draft
horse or coach horse, any good chunk,
any stylish Southern horse, any ex?
press horse and, we might say, any
cavalry horse, will Bell well, while the
unclassified horse will grade at the
tail end and sell for the plug that he
Cure for Stumbling.
If a horse stumbles, give him his
food on the floor, instead of in the
manger. The position necessarily
taken In feeding strengthens the
muscles of the knees, and so removes
the cause of the stumbling. A horse
just brought from pasture does not
Pasture for Horses,
Have plenty of pasture for the brood
mares and colts. If the mares work
during the week, let them grate on
Sundays. Pasture is a cheap feed for '
all cl., ssos of stock, but don't pas?
ture too closely.
LEGEND OF MONUMENT
HOW THE TALL MARBLE SHAFT
IS GAINING HISTORY.
Something Happening About lt ever/
Year to Draw Attention?Instances
of Anecdotes Piling Up as Ad?
juncts to Its History.
When Thomas S. Purcell, the build?
er of the Washington monument, a
555-foot o b e I Isk,
the buildings at
the capital, died a
few days ago, the
remin i s c e n c e s
which cling about
the marble shaft
were recalled to
mind. Purcell was
old and had spent
the "greater part
of his life in su?
building of stone
Kvery year or two the monument
does something to draw attention to
lt. For Instance, a freak story was
circulated about the shaft a year ago
to the effect that Its material was rot?
ting. This libel gained the most ex?
tensive credence. Stories were printed
by practically every newspaper In the
country and photographs of decaying
blocks were shown. It was claimed
by some geologist that the poor qual?
ity of material with which the walls
of the monument are filled was going
to bring about the destruction of the
building. He claimed that this filler
was rotting and causing the der--*_?*? " -
the outer walls. He went so far as to
|K>int out the decayed places. There
waa a vnBt deal of newspaper talk
about the matter, but after a while
the story was forgotten, laid on the
shelf with all the other freak tales.
The monument still stands.
Then when Charlie Street, a base?
ball player, wanted to prove how clev?
er he was on catchtng the emblem of
his profession he picked out the Wash?
ington monument as the proper struc?
ture to immortalize his achievement.
Street sent a confederate to the top
of the monument and had him toss a
baseball out one of the windows 500
feet In the air. lie caught the ball
and the old monument again enjoyed
a short season of publicity.
At a still remoter period somebody
chose the Washington monument as
the only proper medium to test tbe
truth of the saying that a cat has nine
lives. A feline In the prime of life
was selected for tho test, taken to tho
top of the shaft and dropped from
one of the windows. The cat followed
the lines of the structure all the way
to the ground. On alighting lt got to
its feet, walked a few steps and laid
down and expired. Its back was brok?
These are instances of what sort of
anecdote the Washington monument ls
piling, up aa adjuncts to the story ot
its life, and there are older stories
which are nearly ancient enough to
be labeled legends.
The obelisk Itself was built In two
sections. A historical society built
the first part and then ran out ot
funds. Work stopped for a long time,
and then the government appropriated
money for the completion of the shaft.
From the inside may be seen blocks
of all shapes and sixes bearing inscrip?
tions In all languages, the gifts of for?
eign nations, organizations and in?
One of these, about which elinga
an interesting tale, wats donated by the
pope of Rome and later lost. This
was a tremendous block weighing a
ton or more which was to have been
inserted In a very prominent place.
The stone was posed there for some
time. What became of lt is a mystery.
The pope sent no other block.
Statesmen Swap Clothes.
Representative Timothy Ansberry,
a Democratic member from Ohio, ap?
peared on the floor of the house to?
day wearing the "loudest" suit of
clothes ever seen In the halls of con?
gress. It had as many colors as Jo?
seph's coat, and tbe checks and
stripes added to Its festive appear?
"Where did you get lt?" asked Rep?
resentative William Hughes, another
Democrat of New Jersey.
"In Relgium, last summer," replied
"I'll trade you. I rn going to the
races," said Mr. Hughes.
"Come on," said the Ohioan.
A few minutes later they emerged
from a nearby committee room, "Mr.
Hughes arrayed In many colors aud
Mr. Ansberry in the sombre gray that
had adorned the form of the New Jer?
Mr. Hughes led his colleague away
for the Pimlico race track.
Another Bachelor on List.
-Lieutenant Colonel Yarde-Huller, re?
cently appointed to succeed Colonel
Mclachlan as military attache of the
British embassy, will be another bach?
elor added to the list of eligibles in
the corps, now headed by his col?
league, Captain Sowerby, naval at?
tache. Another change to be made In
the diplomatic circle in Washington is
the promotion of Masano Hanihara of
the Japanese embassy staff, who has
recently been appointed to an im?
portant post in the Japanese foreign
office, after having served his govern?
ment as third, second and first secre?
tary, consecutively, and often in tbe
absence of the ambassador, as charge
d'affairs at Washington.