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Home Rule, Industry, Justice, Tquifity and Recognition according to Merit.
W. 0. CHASE, Editor ahi Pbopsietob.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, APRIL -14, 1883.
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ALL ARE IXTITED TO
S14 SEVENTH STREET, 1ST. W.
p n'f fail to inspect the Largest Stock, the Latest and Most Desirable
f tyles, and Lower Prices than elsewhere.
WE OFFER THE GREATEST INDUCEMENTS IN
PATTERN HATS & BONNETS,
Trimmed and XJntrimmed
WONDERFUL BARGAINS IN
SMS, PLUME, TIPS, FLOWERS, SATINS, SILKS, LACES,
LADIES', MISSES', AND CHILDREN'S DRESSES.
legant Black Treble English Crape for Veils.
LI-: THAN MARKET VALUE.
814 SEVENTH STEEET, 1ST. W.
The Largest Millinerv Establishment in the District of Columbia.
IS MANUFACTURED BY
fam justify earned the reputation of making "Best Wagon on Wheels.'
tfaim'fwlures have abolished the warrany, but Agents may, on their own
n-svmsiltilitv, give the following warranty with each wagon, if so agreed:
WE HEREBY WARRANT tho FISH BROS. WAGON, No to bo well made in
evcrj particular and of good material, and that the strength of the same is sufficient for
U work with fair usage. Should any breakage occur within one year from this date by
ivason of defective material or workmanship, repairs for tho same will bo furnished at
H'liM-o of sale, free of charge, or the price of said repairs, as per agent's price list will be
ilidin cash Ly tho purchaser producing a sample of the broken or defective parts as evidence.
(Knowing ve can suit you, we solicit patronage from every section of the United States.
iSoufl f or 1'rices and Tormsj and for a copy of tho "Racine Agriculturist," to
FISH BROS. & CO., Racine Wis.
WE WILL SELL DAILY AT
I Behrend's Baltimore Store,
8 Seventh St N. W.
SNiEW SPRING GOODS at auction. Now is the time for great baaics in
$Gocdi. Djn't forget the name and number.
TL BEHREND, 908 7th St., N. W.
V .ur.iontiy cured No Humbug by one
H'utli s usage of Dr. Goulard's Celebrated
ttufalhhie Fit Powders. To convince suffe
' ' iiuit these powders wilLdo all we claim
'rHt..mve will send them by mail, post
l"l. h five Trial Box. As Dr. Goulard is
w only Physician that lias ever made this
(lie ... .. .
- ii'rtuaiiem cure m every casu or ib
laud j on all money expended. AU sufferers
iI(j give these Powders an early trial,and
'; rouvmcod of their curative powers.
'-ice, for ltirge Box, $3-00, or 4 Boxes for
5?";,fr Seat by mail to any part of the
jilted States or Canada on receipt of price,
'.v sprees C 0. D. Address.
., ASH & KOBBIXS..
!H3 Fulton St.. lirooklyu N.
D. W. LEWIS,
IVicjiccs in all tho courts of the District o i
- ;vsu 1 n:i and the state of Virginia.
-r .Hiw-it a specialty. Room 15 May Build
' - -. r. 7th Jc E s:s., city. f eb21-tf
evi RcCabe, Caterer.
eals Served. Oixt,
8?"S f th Street, N. W.
I TAKE pleasure in announcing to my friendh
and formT pa nine that I have icmovo
iny Dental Office from oorner of 7th and i
Streets t mure couvt-nient quartern at
1209 Pennsylvania Ave.,
where I may bo.found daily (except Sunday)
from 9 a. m. to 5.31) p. m.
To such as do uot already know me I wii
oidy eav, that bavinc practiced DENTISTRY
for OVER THIRTY YEARS, I can pronra
first-claiB work; making the inseriioa or AR l'l
FICIAL TEETH a specialty. lean insure
good fitting eet of teeth in every caae, whil.
mv charges will be moderate.
In thanking mv fricHdtj for their liberal pa
tronage up to date, I hope that the same wil
bo continued in the future, promising, a.
heretofore, to do my best to plraae all wh
may favor mo with s call.
E. E Hewlitt & John 1 Moss,
Attorneys at Law.
Practice in all the Courts of the District
Collection of claims before the departments
and debts of every description. Office, 4JU
Louisiana avenue, rooms i ana . .-""
HOUSE AND WALL PAINTING,
Stewart & Belt.
Orders left at the office of The Bee
will be promptly attended to. 1107 I
Street, N. W. Ap7-lm.
In Clear or Cloudy Weather,
Wonderful Effects by the
Wo were the first to introduce it in this city. Also tho onginatdrs of low prices.
Elegant Cabinet Photographs 3.00 per Doen. Cards 1.00 per Tozea. Prooff3 shown
and Satisfaction Guaranteed to aU.
The Finest Skylight and IVlost Spacious
South of Phiald'elphia. '
Hours fox Sittings, from .. IVT to O DP- IMC.
$25 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NEAB 10TLT STKEET.
Special Rates made to Clubs of 5, 10 and 20.
THE ONLY MUL
912 P Street, Opposite Masonic Temple,
ARE NOW OFFERING SPECIAL BARGAINS IN CLOTHING FOR SPRING
AND SUMMER WEAR.
EEAD THE FOLLOWING PRICES.
Men's Working Suits $5, regular price $10; Men's All "Wool Suits $7.50; regu
lar price $12; elegant English Melton Suits, in ten different patterns $10,
regular price 18; fine Black and Blue All Wool Cheviot Suits $8.50, regular
price $14; imported English Worsted Suits $15, actual value $25; Men's Work
ing Pants $1, regular price $2; AU Wool Giutom-Made Pants $2.50, regular
price $4; Boy's Suits, from 12 to 16 years of age $4, regular price $7.50.
N. B. Remember we have no connection with any other establishment in
New Store ! New Goods ! ! Hew Prices ! ! !
DO NOT FORGET PLACE AXD NUMBER,
912 F Street, Opposite Masonic Temple (ho only Original London Misllt Stow.
JOHN F. ELLIS & GO.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
IAISTOS AjSTD OEGrANS
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
Toning, Repairing and Moving promptly attended to. Cornets, "Violins, Flutes
Guitars, and everything in the moaio line for
CASH Olfc OIST ICTSTVAJLiME&N'.'X'S.
JOHN F1. ELLIS & CO.,
937 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Desire to impress upon the minds of those in search of
Good Shoes at Low Prices, That
Reliable is our motto.
Reliable our dealings.
Reliable the materials used in the manufacture of our goods, and
Reliable the statement that we 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' line Button and Laced Shoes $2:00;
Children's Heeled and Spring Laced and Button Shoes, 75 cents, Infants
Shoes 25 cents up.
WM. HAHN & CO., 816 7th street, and 1922, Pa. Ave. N. W.
" Sign Red Slipper.
S eals ! Seals ! Seals !
RUBBER STAMPS, &c.
S:als for 'all Secret
Societies made to
order at tho
D'ESIG-NS AND JUSTJLMA'L'i FURNISHED,
SEAL ENGRAVER AND DIE SINKER.
fb244y ' 1222 PENNA. AYE., WASHINGTON, D. C.
ID1H MISFIT STO
Jewels and Regalia
for all Secret
Societies. For G.
U. 0. of O. F. a
k Fttt-TTasning CsreMOBy.
T5Ton nerror saw a foot-washing ?
said the Rev. Joseph Bowen, a Baptist
minister from Tennessee,,to a St. Lomis
reporter. "Then you could not have
traveled muoh in the backwoods sec
tions of the South and West I remem
ber seeing one at Randolph, Tenn., in
June, 1877. Randolph is. in Tippon
county on the Mississippi bluffs. I had
to stay there over Sunduy, and learning
that there was a meeting at Salem
church, six miles away, I borrowed a
horse and rode to tho place. The
church, built of logs, with tho 'cracks
daubed, sat back about 100 yards from
the road in tho middle o a grove. In
side, the seats were all pretty well fill
ed, and every head In the chursli turned
as I entered. I- shrank into, a corner
arid took a seat as quickly as possible
In front there were a few benches
made of unvarnished poplar, but the
supply falling short the demand had
been met by planks laid on boxes. On
one of these I sat down next to a port
ly lady dressed in a cotton gown with
broad yellow checks. The minister
had well earned his reputation of
being a 'powerful exhorter,' as I found
when he commenced his sermon. As
he warmed to his work lie walked
rapidly from side to side of the pulpit,
stopping occasionally, as in a thunder
ing voice he warned his unconverted
hearers that they were 'hanging over
hell-fire by a single hair,' to deal re
sounding blows to the Bible with his
fists by way of emphasis. When he
concluded he took a long crasTi towel
and girded it around his waist. At
the side of the pulpit was a bucket of
water and a 'noggin.' If you don't
happen to kifow what a noggin is I
may explain that it is a small tub a
size larger than a piggin. This one
had been constructed by sawing a
whisky keg in half. When the preach
er commenced pouring the water into
it an old gentleman in the amen cor
ner commenced pulling off his brogans
and rolling up the bottoms of his
"'Will some brother raise a hymn?'
asked the minister, and the brother,
who now had his shoes ofT and was en
gaged with his home-knit cotton socks,
raised one: "I am aSoldier of tho Cross,"
and as the congregation joined he put
both feet in the noggin, which had
i been set before him. Tho preacher
squatted down in front of him, rubbed
his hands around over tne feet and up
and down his shins half way to the
knee. When the brother thought
they were washed enough, he held
them up out of the water, and the par
son wiped them on the crash towel.
Then the parson sat down, and, having
pulled off his shoes, had his feet wash
ed by the brother to whom he had
just ministered. All who wished to
join in the ceremony had taken posses
sion of the front seats the mourners'
benches. Among those who had gone
up had been the portly sister by whom
I sat The noggin came to her next
and she washed the feet of the sister
next to her, having her own washed
in turn. When all the feet on the
front seat had been bathed, the water
in the noggin was emptied out the
back door and a fresh supply brought
in from the well near the church.
The noggin passed around from brother
to brother and from sister to sister for
an hour, and in that time I saw more
varieties of feet than I have ever seen
before or since."
Wonders of the Ocean's Depths '
As to the quantity of light at the
bottom of the sea there has been much
dispute. Animals dredged from below
700 fathoms either have no eyes, or
faint indications of them, or else their
eyes are very large and protruding.
Crabs' eyes are four or five times as
large as those of a crab from surface
water, which shows that that light is
feeble, and that eyes to be of any use
must be very large and sensitive. An
other strange thing is that where the
creatures in those lower depths have
any color it is of orange or red, or red
dish orange. Sea anemones, corals
shrimp and crabs have this brilliant
color. Sometimes it is pure red or
scarlet, and in many specimens it in
clines toward purple. Not a green or
blue fish is found The orange red is
the fish's protection, for the bhiish
green light in the bottom of the ocean
makes the orange or red fish appear of
a neutral tint and hides it from ene
mies. Many animals are black, others
neutral in color. Some fish are pro
vided with boring tails so that they
can burrow in the mud. Finally, the
Burface of the submarine mountain Is
covered with shells, like an ordinary
sea beach, showing that it is tho eating-house
of vast schools of carnivor
ous nnimals. A codfish takes a whole
ovster into its mouth, cracks the shells,
digests the meat and spits out the rest.
Crabs crack the shells and suck out the
meat. In this way come whole mounds
of shells that are dredged up. Pro
fessor Veyrill. "
Hew Tixey Pre-ria for t1e f7Wsir 4
Orphan. Marrying Out of Geaera.ity.
A correspondent writing from
Wilkesbarre, Pa., says: Accidents in
the collieries of the middle district of
the anthracite coal fields, of which thi3
city is the center, madelast year nearly
one hundred widows and over five
hundred orphans. But notwithstand
ing the frequency of fatal accidents
and the absence of any organized chari
ty, the larders of the widowed families
are never empty, none go naked, the
household fires are not extinguished
and the little home i3 never stripped
by a -landlord's warrant. Kind hands
see that f uod is xrovided each day, and
the men returning from their work in
thjc mines do not forget to carry to the
widow's home a lump of anthracite for
the next day's use. Communism in a
peculiar sense prevails among the coal
miners of Pennsylvania. The lucky
divide with the unlucky as readily and
as cheerfullv as if thev belonged toono
family. However much all may
quarrel on abstract questions of poll
tics or religion, all discussions are
dropped at the appeal of charity.
While, as ha3 been said, no organ
ized relief societies exist among the
colliers, there is a general system in
vogue which does its work well and
promptly. Every printing office in
this region is visited weekly by persons
wanting raflle tickets. Those tickets
cost one dollar a hundred, and are
hpaded "Raflle for a cooking stove," or
clock, bureau, quilt, table, or some
other article of domestic use. It is an
nounced that the raflle is for the bene,
lit of a widow or injured miner, and
on the "night after pay day." The
price of the ticket is generally fifty
cents. The raflle is in charge of a
committee whose names appear on the
ticket. Take the case of a woman
for instance, lately made a widow.
She has been left penniless, a3 miners'
widows usually are. Everybody un
derstands this, and the hundred tickets
are promptly disposed of among the
miners, who pay for them on pay day.
On that night the widow gets $50 cash.
The night of the raffle comes, and, pos
sibly, one-fifth of the ticket holders
assemble. A fiddler, a keg of beer,
and a little "hard shtuff" form the ela.
ments of the entertainment. The
young lads join in a dance with the
lasses, the old men sup and smoke
their pipes, and the old women recount
the virtues of the deceased miner.
About midnight the raflle begins.
The names of the ticket purchasers
are put into a hat and well shaken.
Whoever secures the prize at once
turns it over to the beneficiary. The
company breaks up happy over the
good time they have had, and the kind
deed they have done. That $50 goes a
long Avar in keeping the shadows from
the littje house. It will sometimos
pay a whole year's rent, and it only re
quires one or two more raffles to keep
the victor's poor larder stocked, for it
must be understood that potatoes, cab
bages, and meal, form the staple arti
cles of diet in these humble homes.
A year is a long time for a comely
and thrifty woman to remain a widow
at the mines, no matter how many
children she may have. Jim is killed
to-day, and possibly before the summer
ends, Jack, who was Jim's best friend
insists upon marrying Jim's widow
Jim's babies become his. And if you
go below the surface you will find the
foundation of Jack's action to be pure
charity. It is a matter of record that
when the terrible Avondale disaster
occurred so many widows and helpless
ones were left that the mattpr of caring
for the former speedily was discussed
It was quickly settled by propositions
of marriage, and within a very short
time after the calamity the household
of every victim was protected. This
same spirit exists in every mining
community to-day, and is a shield
against much distress.
Efforts have been made from time to
time to induce the miners to abandon
a custom that prevails among them.
Whenever a man is killed in a mine
while at work, every man in the col
liery where the accident occurs stops
work. Frequently 1500 employes turn
out and remain out for two days.
There appears to be a deep superstition
that prompts that peculiar exhibition
of respect for the dead.
On Montcalm street recently a boy
was leading a goat around by a rope,
when a pedestrian asked if he wanted
to sell the animal.
"Course not, we just got him," was
"What did you want of a goat?"
"Notliing much. We bought him
to get ahead of the Browns, who have
a fox, but they've gone and got even
"Why, three of the family have been
mesmerized, and Johnny h;is had tw
teeth filled." Detriot Free Press.
THE GLEE CLUB
WILL GIVE THEIR
FIRST PUBLIC CONCERN
MONDAY EYENISG, APRIL 10, 1883,
Madame Agnes Smallwood;
Miss Blanche Washington:
Mr. R. W. Thompkins,
v Mr. J. Wm. Cole,
Mr. John T. Layton,
A. J. Hall, of ChiGagpr
PROF THIERBACH, Pianist:,
Glee Club of Thirty Yoices.
This concert being made up entirely
of our Home Talent, and the manager
ment being at less expense than whmi
strangers are brought from, a long dis
tance, it has been decided to put tho
tickets at popular prices.
General Admission, 25 cents: Re
served seats, 15 cents extra, or twot
reserved-seats for 25 cents extra.
This merely nominal charge for that
privilege of reserving a seat just where'
you would like to have it, is only sufll.
cientto cover the additional cost and!
trouble of extra tickets, ushers, &c.
and must undoubtedly meet the hearty
approval of all. Reserved seats may
be purchased at Metzerott's Musi'ct
Store, or General Tickets exchanged for,
reserved seats on payment of thet
Sale commencing Monday morning?
April 2, 1883.
Fine vocalists, fine selections, wor
thy object, home talent, popular prices;,
and holiday must draw.
CAPT. C. A. FLEETWOOD,
By Distinguished Citizens of
Wliss Henrietta V. Davis
Pupil of Miss Marguerite E. Saxton,
who will appear in a series of
Assisted by Miss Blanch Washington,,
the talented Musician,
Introduction by Hon. Frederick
Wednesday Evening, April 25, 1883
Admission, 50 Cents.
Miss Henrietta V. Davis will make
her debut before a talented Wash
ington audience in dramatic art. Her
tutoress Miss Marguerite E. Saxton is
well known as an elocutionist of extra
ordinary ability and she has undoubt
ed! v trained Miss Davis to a higlii
staii lard in the profession in whiGhshei
The Emancipation Celebration
WILL TAKE PLACF
Monday, April 16, 1883.
The Procession will form in front
of the City Hall at'll o'clock.
Col. Perry H. Carson, Cnlef Marshall,
Exercises at the First Congrega
tional Church, corner 10tli
IN THE EVENING AT 7.30 P:. Mi,
Hon. Frederick Douglass, Orator, oft
Itev. R. S. Laws and Col. IngeisoUt
will also speak.
JSTMusic by the Coronet Band..J3
Col. M. M. Holland, Master of Cere
monies. W. Calvin Chase, Secretary,
nf tha Committee on Sneakers.
Admission fee will be 10 cents to pay
current expenses. The exercises wuii
be under the auspices of the committee