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C. C STEWART, Business Manageb and Publishes.
Home Rule, Industry, Justice, Equality and Recognition according to Merit.
"W. 0. 0HA8E, Editor and Proprietor.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1883.
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LADIES' 0OATS, DOLMANS AND CIRCULARS
A small lot still on hand that must and will be closed out regardless of cost to make room
for Spring goods. " J UUU1
J?iK'm APSKLVn Lnnnr?SS SISg, in Madk d a11 tho dcsblo shade,.
SiSw whaSm??iP2lqrd IelPs- blok: and COLORED SILKS,
6A1I. JlHADAMAfa, all at greatly reduced prices.
BhCli ??D SS11320 CASHMERES from 50 cents up. All the EVENING SHADES
in Mls, Satins, Cafehmeres, Albatross, and Wns Veiiing?Uc. - r -vo
House Fnniishing Goods in jircat variety and very cheap.
A lot of bordered Damask Table Cloths and Napkins, pure linen, slightly soiled, at half
price. Don't fail to look at them.
J. A. LUTTEELL & CO.,
firttffi JWH9 ePfl-Rpll
(y? g ges W 4$ ?lhrlC(r' jt Km U Oil
Desire to impress upon the minds of those in. search of
Good Shoes at Low Prices, That
IMiable is our motto.
Reliable our dealings.
Reliable the materials used in the manufacture of our goods, and
Reliable the statement that Ave can give our customers more for their money
than can be found anywhere else.
Spring goods now arriving, Ladies' Hook and Laced Shoes $2.00, and fine
Kid and Goat Button $1.00 up; Gents' fine Button and Laced Shoes 2:00;
Children's Heeled and Spring Laced and Button Shoes, 75 cents, Infants
Shoes 25 cents up.
AVAL HAILX & CO., S16 7th street, and 1922, Pa. Ave. X. W.
Sign Red Slipper.
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"Will Open at tneir Stores
ISoss. S33 and 824 SEVENTH STREET,
MorLcItty looming-., Feb. IQtli,
TUE EeST BBS Yi
Me fell 8 life & 8 I
The Btockconsists of Dry Gools Silks, Dress Goods, Domestics, Linnons, Cloths,
Hosiery, Glovoi, Nofcion, Gentlemen's Farnishings, Housekeeping Good?, etc.
Wo bought the an tiro stock at a great bgrgain for cash. And we are going to soli it ac
cordingly. No mistake.
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AHN & CO
BANKRUPT GOODS OF
NIP & CO
O. W. LEWIS,
Practices in all the courts of tho District of
Columbia and the state of Virginia.
Pensions and claims against the TJ. S. Gov
ernment a specialty. Room 15 May Build
ing, cor. 7th fc E sts., city. f eb24-tf
MARY F. YOUNG,
No. 218 llth.St.,Cor.C.N.W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C
f241m Tobacco and Cigarettes.
PRIVATE DANCING SCHOOL
Over lie. Estre's Store,
1109 F Street, N. W.
The entire second floor -will be used for
that purpose. Instructions given in classes
::mr)no1c fZnxsr nlncSftij Trill ho
formed March 1st. For terms, information,
etc., apply to W. H. Smallwood,"No. 1139
15th street, between the hours of 5 and 8
o'clock, P. J& feb24-lm
Washington High School,
(Seventh and Eighth Divisions)
Musical and Ztierary JEntertainmeii
AT LINCOLN HALL,
Friday, March 30, 1883, at 7:30 o'clJc.
Admission 25 cents. Proceeds to purchase
books of reference.
"W". JEI- Harrover,
STOVES. RANGES AND FURNACES,
And dealer in Table Cuttlery, Tinware, Houbb
Furnifcbinff Goods, etc., 313 Seventh Street,
Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenne,
21- Washington, D.C.
Levi McCabe, Caterer.
IWCeals Served Oixt4
We call the attention of every one to the fact that we have one of the
finest and largest stocks of first-class SHOES in the city. Then we have a
line of Medium Goods unsurpassed for service and style. "We sell the hest of
Button Boot made. We sell the best Men's $4 and $5made. Then our Boys'
and Misses' School Shoes are second to none. Infants' .and Children's Shoes a
specialty. "We cordially invite all to give us a trial. Black Satin and "White
Kid Slippers for receptions.
H. C WINDSOR, 1423. New York Avenue.
J. R. CORNELL
1004 F Street, Northwest,
ST3P3L.E .AJSTJD JBA.:rcOY GROCERIES
A. FULL, LINE OJ CATSNEI) GS-OOI3S.
OF ALL KINDS
CALL AND SEE
N- B- Try our Fine Qld
JOHN F. ELLIS & GO.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
IPIAISTOS A.1STD onaLisrs
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
(EoniBg, Repairing and Moving promptly attended to. Cornet?, Violins, F.ntes
Guitars, and everything in the musio line for
CASH OR ON' INSTALMENTS.
J"OBLlSr F. EL3LIS & CO.,
937 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Bargains ! Bargains ! !
3,000 vardsof Ginghams in short lenghts, from 3 to 10 yards;8 cents, former
price 12i- cents; 300 yards of Cloaking, short lengths, from U to 3 yards, $1.50,
former pnee $2.50; 30 pieces apron Gingham S cents; former price 10 cents; 1
case 104 White Sheeting, best quality madfe, 34 cents; former price 40 cents; 1
case of assorted Cottons and Cambrics, shore lengths, 9 cents, usual price 12i
A LARGE STOCK OF
Blankets and Bed Comforts
To be sold at a large reduction from usual prices.
BARGAINS IX EVERY KIND OF DRY GOODS
GEO. J. JOHNSON,
IS MANUFACTURED BY
have justly earned the reputation of making "Best Wagon on Wheels.'
Manufactures have abolished the warrany, but Agents may, on their own
responsibility, give the following warranty with each wagon, if so agreed :
WE HEREBY WARRANT the FISH BROS. WAGON, No to be well made in
overy particular and of good material, and that the strength of the aamo is sufficient for
all work with fair usage. Should any breakage occur within one year from this date by
reason of defective material or workmanship, repairs for the same will be furnished at
place of sale, free of charge, or tho price of said repairs, as per agent's price list will be
paid in cash by the purchaser producing a sample of the broken or defective parts as evidence.
Know&g wo can suit you, we solicit patronage from every section of tho United States.
Send for Prices and Terms, and for a copy of tho "Racine Agriculturist," to
FISH BROS. & CO., Racine Wis.
SEAL ENGRAVER AND DIE SINKER.
Seals for all Secret
Societies made to
order at the
DESIGNS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED,
tMWf 1323 im&A, AYS,, WA8HTOTCW. p. 0,
Jewels and Reg:ilia
for all Secret
Societies For G.
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6b o will not stir;
I marvel while
I look on her.
The lips arechflly
And will not speakj
The ghost of a lily
In cither cheek.
Her hair ah me!
Her halrt her hair!
How helplessly , j, f
My hands sjo there!
But my caresses
Meet not hers,
0 golden tresses
That thread my tears! " '"
Xkiss the eyes
On either lid,
Where her lovo lies
1 cease my weeping
And smile and say,
I will be sleeping
Thus some day!
James Whitcomb Riley
Among the Buffaloes.
Whoever desires to shoot a buffalo
on the soil of America must do it very
soon. . It is said, by good authority,
that there are now left on the Contin
ent but two large herds. Of course
there are a good many scattering
groups yet to be found; but the red
men are rapidly procuring the best
weapons, and the number of English
men and Americans who glory in the
hunt is increasing with every year,
and at tho rate at which tho lords of
the prairies have been slaughtered for
some time past, there will scarcely be
a buffalo in the country five years
State legislatures may do what they
please in trying to protect this noble
game from destruction, but it will be
all in vain. The laws are not enforced,
and cannot be enforced without the
presence of an army larger than that
required to keep the Indians in subjec
tion, and to any one at all conversant
with the country it seems certain that
the p5or buffalo "must go."
The pursuit of this noble game' is
most inspiring sport, and a chapter of
the actual experiences of a hunting
party for a month would prove
very attractive reading. It would
be . sometimes terribly thrilling,
and at others indescribably laughable,
for both tragedy and comedy have
their place in this wild life. Suppose I
give a single instance of each ?
A few years ago a gentleman from
one of the Eastern states spent some
weeks in the buffalo country, and dur
ing his stay had the following very re
markable experience. He had been
out one day for several hours without
finding game, and, as the weather was
excessively hot, had stopped to test be
neath a large cotton-wood tree, which
stood on a gently sloping hill about
half-way up its side. He laid his rifle
on the gross beside him, and had near
ly fallen asleep, when he was roused
by a sound as if an rmy were march
Accustomed to life on the prairies,
he instantly guessed what it meant,
and springing to his feet and glancing
in the direction whence the sound
came, he saw a herd of a thousand
buffaloes pouring over the hill at a
terrific pace, and coming directly to
Quick as thought he saw what he
must do, and in less time than it takes
to tell L, lie had hidden himself away
behind the t:unk o t e tree under
whr-ie boughs ho had been reclining.
He knew the herd must divide in
passing the tree, and at the speed they
they wcie jjoinsf it seemed probable
that the rt tes would rush past with
out i?.tfAatrg him.
On came the great herd with thun
d&i'ng tread, and, dividing right and
:ft. ewept past the tree on either side
so closely that he could have touched
them with his hand. He supposed they
were simply running to rid themselves
of flies, as they frequently do on a hot
day; but as the last of the herd went
by, he saw a strange spectacle.
One of the cow buffaloes was carry
ing upor her shoulders, and staggering
under th. weight of, an enormous
panther. The monster's claws were
sunk in the animal's shoulders and
baft, while his terrible teeth were in
her throat Evidently she had been
running thus for some time, for she
showed signs of weariness, and at
every leap she uttered a low moan.
It war a strange sight to our hunter,
though the scene itself- is doubtless re
peated every day.
It is no unusual thing for panthers
to conceal themselves near a watering
place, and spring upon their victims
unawares. They usually select the
cows, knowJng them to.be less capable
of long endurance; and after riding
them, as in this case, till, faint with
losa of blood, they fall upon the prairie,
the panthers take their meals at leisure.
What seems singular is that, if the
ooniter U seen by tjje buffaloes, they
will face him and drive him away; but
if he once sets his teeth upon .the
throat of one of the number, the whole
herd are seized with a panic and begin
to run for life, leaving their unfortun
ate companion to her fate.
This was the. case with. the herd, now
going past; they were fleeing for their
lives from their dreaded enemy.
Our friend was so much surprised,
the herd had gone several rods before
he thought of shooting ac one of them;
but suddenly coming to himself, and
touched with a feeling of pity for the
poor -besst lagging behind wlth.the
panther at her throat, he raised his
rifle and sent a ball after her torment
or. It struck the panther, inflicting a
With a yell of pain he sprang from
the buffalo's back, and; with tremen
dous bounds started toward the tree
where the hunter stood. Obviously he
was now going for the hunter.
The man had. only a single-barreled
rifle, and so, springing behind the tree,
he drew his long hunting-knife and
nerved himself for a terrible conflict.
To his surprise, the wounded animal
did not attack him, but sprang up
into the tree with all possible speed.
The foliage was dense and heavy,
and in a moment the great beast was
out of sight. He supposed, however,
that this was only done by the panther
to obtain a foothold for springing upon
its enemy, its usual custom. For a
moment or two he stood grasping his
knife, looking upward and dreading
But to his amazement the creature
did not spring, and as it still kept up
an angry, groaning sound, he con
cluded that it must be badly wounded,
and that, perhaps, ere it fully recov
ered for the attack, he might reload his
So, thrusting his knife into the bark
of the tree, that it might be ready for
instant use, and keeping careful watch
for the movements of his dreaded foe,
he managed quietly to reload his rifle.
Then creeping softly around the
cotton wj)od,he peered carefully through
the branches till he saw the panther
crouched on a large limb, about thirty
feet from the ground.
The beast did not see him, and its
side was now fairly exposed. Every
thing depended upon this shot, for if
he missed, or only slightly wounded
the creature, it might cost him his
life. With a steady nerve, and a silent
prayer to nim who holds both life and
death in his lymds, he raised his rifle
and pulled the trigger. As the sharp
crack of the rifle rang out, it was
drowned by a piercing scream from
the panther, who sprang wildly into
the air, shot through the heart, and
fell dead not ten feet from where the
hunter was standing.
Looking over the whole matter, he
concluded that the panther had not
seen him at all, but that when stri jk
by the first ball, he supposed he was in
some way hurt by the buffalo, and that
he ran to the tree as the best place to
escape from the rest of the herd.
Whether the injured buffalo recov
ered from her wounds, ho had no
means of knowing, for he did not
follow up the trail.
But now for an incident of the
A couple of gentlemen, H and
IE went into the region of the
Bad Lands of Montana, for the double
purpose of hunting and taking photo
graphic views of the scenery. Like
all persons who visit the Far West,
they were ambitious to shoot a buffalo.
It was not long before an opportunity
was afforded them to show their skill.
One day they noticed several dark
objects on the prairie two miles dis
tant, and by the aid of their glasses,
they made out that a small group of
buffaloes were lying there in the sand.
Riding to a little grove about half a
mile distant from the game, they dis
mounted and crept through the sage
brush, till they, came to a little
eminence which overlooked the buffa
loes, now only one hundred and fifty
Here they carefully singled out a
couple which were now standing, and
actually tumbled them over upon the
prairie, where they lay kicking and
bellowing at a fearful rate. The rest
of the herd scampered away a few
rods, but, attracted by the cries and
antics of their wounded companions,
they soon stopped and stood stupidly
looking at them.
One old bull, more daring than the
rest, began walking around the fallen
ones to see what the trouble was. He
at length came between the wounded
animals and the hunters, and stood
still for a few minutes, with head
erect and. every muscle ready for action
a noble picture. It was so tempt
ing that H raised his rifle and fired
at him. He was badly wounded, but
did not fall, and as the rest of the herd
toofe the alarm. nd scajnpere awy.
I he tried to follow them; but his wound
so troubled him that before he disap
peared from sight in a small ravine, he1
had failed into a walk.
They then went back to the grovei
and brought up the horses, intending
to follow up and secure tho wounded1
Just then an idea a brilliant idea
entered M" 's head. Why not follow
on till within a fair distance of tho
animal, and then set the camera ami
photograph him? The photograph' of
a bull buffalo, taken while the ammal
wactual4-tood holding his pursuers at
bay, ohNftat would be immense.
So wliile H took his rifle, H
took the "machine," and they followed
on after his majesty. They soon found
him lying down, but he rose at their
approach, and after looking about him
curiously for a while, started for them
at a speed which compelled their
retreat. When at a safe distance,how
ever, M suggested to his com
panion: "2fow, H , I'll go round by that
ledge and attract the old fellow's atten
tion, and you plant your camera just
beside that ash-tree, and then we shall1
get a magnificent view of him."
H assented, but with an inwardl
feeling that he would like to exchange
places with his companion.
Away went jM , and shortly
afterward he appeared on the opposite
ledge. It took some time for H td
get his plates in readiness, and during
this time the bull again lay down, but
this time in the sage-brush, so that
they could not exactly place him; but,
with tripod in hand, tho photographcj'
went carefully down the ravine.
Before he was aware how near he
was getting to him, up sprang the
wounded bull with a mad roar and
with fury in his eyes. For an instant
he glared at the intruder, and then,
with a tremendous bellow, he started1
The photograph man dropped hisi
machine and fled. The bull first struck
the machine, which he shivered into a
thousand atoms, and then kept on
after its owner.
With all his power, the poor follow
sprang through the sage-brush;, wlthr
hair on end and coat-tail extended!, and'
the bull close at his heels.
It was ludicrous beyond description.
M stood on the opposite ledge, and
despite the imminent danger of his
friend, was nearly unmanned by laugh
ter. But he saw that something must
be done, and when the mad buffalo
was not more than eight feet distant
from the flying photographer, M
raised his rifle and sent a ball through
the animal, which dropped dead1 in
They took out the creature's tonguo
as a trophy of victory, and after pick
ing up the fragments of the camera,
with its supporting tripod, they sought
their horses, and journeyed on with
the settled determination not to
attempt to photograph another wounded1
buffalo, unless it should be at long
range and from a safe hiding-place.
The Sting of thb Bee.
If we press the abdomen of thobeei
or wasp, so as to cause tho sting to
protrude, we should naturally think
that the sharp, dark-colored instrument
was the sting itself. This, however,
is not the case. The real sting is a
very slender instrument, nearly' trans
parent, keenly pointed, and armed on
one edge vith a row of barbs. So ex
actly does the sting resemble the many
barbed arrows of certain savage tribes
that, if the savages had possessed
microscopes, we should certainly have
thought that they borrowed the idea of
the barb from the insect. What we
see with the unaided eye is simply the
sheath of the sting. Many savages
poison their spears and arrows, and
here also they have been: anticipated
by the insect. But the sting is infinite
ly superior to the arrow poison. JN"o
poison that has yet been made, not
even the terrible wourali, or curare, as
it is sometimes called, can retain its'
strength after long exposure to the
air. The upas poison of Borneo, for
example, loses its potency in two or
three hours. But the venom of the
sting is never exposed to the air at all
It is secreted by two long thread-like
glands, not nearly so thick as a human
hair, and is then received into a little
bag at the base of the string. When
the insect uses its weapon it contracts1
the abdomen, thereby forcing the sting
out and compressing the venom-bag.
By the force of the stroke which drives
the sting into the foe its base is pressed
against the venom-bag and a small!
amount of poison driven into tho
wound. As a rule, if the bee or wasp
be allowed to remain quiet, it will with
draw its sting, but as the pain causes
a sudden jerk, the barbed weapon can
not be withdrawn, and the whole ap
paratus jf sting, poison-bag and glands
is torn out of the insect, thereby cans
inet its death. Good Words,,