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,XRE jJO&NINO, TIMSS, TUEpA3TyT ATJqUTXT r1897.
(MOESESTC. rVEXKfG AXD SCXIkAY.)
The Washington Times Company.
.SX1LSOK HTJTCHTXS. President.
Eew York Office: 2000 Tract Bulldlnr.
MontctSt.' iy CArniEn
Irforning.Eveningnna S'nnrtay,. Fifty Cents
Morning and Sunuay.-.-Thlity-fi-ieUents
Evening and Sunday. ..'.Thirty-live Cents
Dno Year, Mora., Eva and"Sunday, $5 00
Bix Months, " " " " 3 00
Huce Months. " " " ' " L75
One Year, Morning and Sunday.....'. 4.08
Fix Months. " " 2.25
Hirco'Monihs. " " " L25
Due Year, evening and Sunday. ... 4.00
ix Months, " " " 2.25
I hree Months," ' " 1-25
Sunday only, one year. LOO
Orders by mall must lo accompanied by
Tuiephoxes: Editorial liooms, 486,
Business Ollice, 1C40.
The, -aieulaUon oTnE Times for the
veek ended Saturday, Aitgvst 11, lS9T,tcas
Sunday, August S 25,459
Konday, August 9....... ...-.-..-.. 44,067
Tuesday, August 10.iM...z.x. 43.014
"H'qdncsday, August 11 42,580
Thursday, Augus 12.. 42.0CS
Friday, August 15... ...... ........ ...42,410
Saturday, August J. I ,.42,262
yiolal - 279,900
Jiauu axeragc .Sunday, 2359, ex
TUESDAY, AUGTTST 17, 1S17.
t ,Au Axipenl to Earosis.
Why the duel between the two gentle
fneu, out of whom is a prince uf xhe dis
credited royal house of Orleans lu France,
and the other ajiephew of iheJKing of
Italy, lfihould create such national Interest
inthe two countries seems to us a sur
prising thin:, susceptible of ridicule. It
tends x Jiow that the world's ci ilization,
outcast in Latin countries, has not out
grown tlie era of fairy tales and jumping
Tjhe Italian army, having been "insult
ed" "by some newspaper remarks of
Trince Uenri d'Orteans, all the of
ficers of that anny thirst for
the gore of the offender; albeit
lie declares that he related only what?
J 'Dommoa gossip in Abjs&inla. A duel
follows, and a nephew of the Italian king
pokes his rapier into the bowels of the
Frenchman, bat not Tar enougb to occas
ion any e,-ioub damage. What follows?
TM&. dynasty of the Savoy family ls.made
popular 4u Italy, and the whole kingdom
de6tesItfcplf to a Sunday evening-Jag;
ivlJue the nrtisrupted abdorninul titsues of
itifeTTrenjch champion ma"ke liim ramous,
and tend much to restore veneration for
royalty in. the llepubllc. II enrf.ojr .Orleans
lb a'national hero beeau&e he hai said
tliaTlhe Italians In Abyssinia Were cow
urds, and lias had the sand to stick to
It in front of a sword. When he comes out
of his perfunctory and w liolly unnecessary
rerjretnrot the French nation will take
him on Its should ersand say; "Ilere is the
Xeun$ &o lead us Jo .glory and re euge."
This Is the unromtortable reflection on
tli&'cuiel. The present repuhilean go-vera-intmt
ol France ballasted longer than any
single .government, royal. Imperial or re
publican rince the relgi. of Louis XV.
0b-?ould thiiiL, therefore, that its per
petuity waslmprovcd in the matter of cx
ptrtntion. On tlic other hand, we are
compelled tp observe that the tendency
of .European movement is in the direction
ofbolutJsm. So far rrance has escaped
itsulttmatc effect lecausc it is oncelv-
alilt that the imperial Interests on the
OBntlnojit might be bubserved by keeping
democratic, or qua&I-democratic, organlza
tin alhp in Trance ior the purrosc-of
udng the sc era! parties and JTactlonjj
ag.lnit one another; thereby paralyzing
united national action and thus eliminating
the nation Irom consideration in interna
"But the timernaycome when the opposi
tion of imperial regimes to the perpetuity
lfercpublicar. Institutions will override the
o&vcuicncc of a precarious executive in
Prance. Perhaps that time has come al
ready! Whenever 3t does come the French
Pgpple -wJU be given an opportunity to
aGidrti liero 'wonJiip to .some cadetof one
of the old d j nettles. Possibly they have
ben thrown the bait In the prcient in
stance. Henri Phlllpped'OrleauE, although
not the head pretender of his house, is
near enough to it possibly to become the
savior of his dynasty in a plebiscite.
Either now or at some future time such
an occasion will be seized and the French
people once rroie be ground down under
The hfel of a monartnical ruabter, unlesiu
they hasten to revive their love of polit
ical liberty and avoid -and eschew
""princes.," wuo have not the shadow of
riht to exist, as audi, in a republic
Etlinu Alieu nt Ticondorogn.
JThesc "are the days of Iconoclasm, and
nobody lnov,6 what Idol win go next.
Time was when, If the last words of the
dying did not seem suitable, men quietly
mpplicd the deficiency in writing biogra
phies, and, in fact, one of thlPlnoat de
Hirable qualifications Tor a biographer
feoeras to have been the faculty of in
denting suitable dying addresses. Time
was when records of famous occasions
were not kept, and the traditional Iils
torlan might embroider and embellish his
narrative at his own sweet will. Time
was, thi-refore, when there were giants
on Uie earth, and the wooden-minded
scribbler saw men as trees walking, out
or, whom xic might whittle any eort of
Image he chose. And he generally did.
It iH due to some of this inaccuracy In
historical statement tbat the words -of
Ethan Allen, when he walked Into Fort
Tlcondccoga and bustled the. .British com
rnander very impolitely out of bed, are
popularly mipposed to have been, "Jn the
name of tho Great Jehovah and the Con
xiaental Congress, I command you to aur
leaderr Doubtless, when President Mo
Tunley risked that fort and meditated on
the stirring scenes which have taken placo
there, he heard, with blu mind's ear,
the1? words rolling with -sonorous em
phasis out of the mouth of the
sturdy old Green Mountain wjldler,
Doubtless, it occurred to him that he htm
eelf, were he obliged to hustle a bewildered
enemy outor ucd In the gray aawnvouhl
not fiay3ustthat; he would be too bUby to
think it up; but then e embody knows
that In those days life was more stately
than now People lioed their corn to
psalm tuneb and chastised the children to
the cadence of Scripture texts, and for
all we know, they may have fought the
Brltisn In long meter.
The novels of the day always pictuie
gentlemen as mpiug slowly, except; when
they are thoroughly mad, then they move
like lightning They did not stp lively,
or hurry up, or chase themselves ns we Up
now. They were dignified- And., it was
therefore quite appropriate thai Ethan
Allen should surprise a Tort delibt-Tately,
iiisli into a man'b room with the tfpeed
or lightning, and then jbtnke a command
ing attitude as he faced the foai?tl loe
in a nightgown and make a bpeeb It
doesn't hurt the story to know that Ktnan
Allen didn't happea to believe in any
God, and lived and died an infidel. The
btory lias kept afloat all tbe same.
The ract ib, however, and Librarian
SpdfTord has documents to prove it, that
Colonel Allen reully-did not bay anyisuch
thing. What he said was this:
"Get out of here, you damned old rat!''
And really. Isn't that about what the
average man of Colonel Allen'b.livelyiem
perament would be likely to Say under the
Ttuely Prohibit Up Prohibition.
The Treasury -authorities have decided
that a railway cai is a "bottom." The
d:sTimlnatfe taiifr or ten per cent levied
on goods brought into the United Statea
in anything but American bottoms, and
which eerybbdy supposed, to apply to
water crift alone, has been seen by Mr.
Gage ro cover railway tialns approarhing
the boundary line jjf the United States.
lVe have long since censed to express
wonder at any tiling Mr Gage mar say.
do, or enact. As Napoleon remarked of
himself, Mr. Gag's is "a man apart,"
and It is possible, even, that, ia this
instance, he is uniquely innocent. The
discriminating clause of the tariff bill is
said 10 have been worked through by a
trick, both Mr. Dinglej and Mr Allison
being quite oblivious to it as such people
always are It scpms to be a fact, how
ever, chat the consequence qr the trick
ib tint, under the Treasury interpretation
of the law, an thing is a "bottom" that
has a "bottom."
The great aim and purpose of the Hanna
tariff law, ouUidc of paying campaign
debts, .appear, to be to destroy .all com
Minrclal imorcourw between thK and other
countries A system of that Tclud will tend
more than ecr to give Great JJri tain "con
trolof the w,rld'.& commerce Perhapvthnt
is tlie point!
Time and custom have usually assigned
to the feminine half ofhumanity the
habit of being Littenibh. If anybody'ls to
lw feline Jn disposition and behavior, it
has bcea supposed to be the moro or less
winBome little woman. Sometimes she
has been knqwn to scratch, especially hen
with other pufeles, but-she is always clen
Hie credit of being able to purr and be
petted with uneqnalcd grace.
But at Newport, and some other gather
ing places of the gay, tlie appellation of
"tame cats" belongs to a masculine being,
a pretty, dainty, nicely gottcn-up and
fashionable young man. He can tie a
Khop, he can button a glove, he can fan
my lady, he can mix a lemonade, he can do
anything that the most exacting woman
likes to have done, and likes to have some
one of higher .grade than her footman, io
do for her. In short, the tame cat is a
man who is willmgto purraround and bs
petted in Just about the same fashion that
the man of a former generation wisUed a
woman to do.
In the old times a man went out hunt
ing, or ro.vlng, or having athletic fun of
some sort or other, and when hecameinhe
wanted a nice little woman on hand to
make him a glass of sometldngorother that
was roolmg, and fix up the cushions on the
nofa, and bnnghlm his slippers and read to
him .Nowadays tlie lady of fashion gets a
man to do very much the same thing, and
whereas he?" grandmother was known as
"puss" or "kitty" as she builed hcrbelt in
these orrices, the granddaughter calls her
attendant by the endearing name or tame
cat,. To he rare, she does it behind his
What an interesting occupation the tame
cat's must be! There are occasions upon
which iioth man and "woman enjoy being
waited on, and also times when they like
to wait on other people, and purring ia a
very pleasant occupation when it is sponta
neous. Eut tomehow , as a regular function
of jcIety,itdocsnotappeal to tbelmagina
tion. Mra. Smith's its.
A lady named -Charlotte Smith, "whose
one idea in life appears to be to say
the first thing that comes into her head,
has been taken with a few new ideas
lately. The last time -she had a Tit of
this kind was some time last year, when
Bhe said tbat "she "wanted to know how
waitresses and 'shopgirls and typewriters
bpehfc their evenings, and where they got
the money to buy wheels, rcrhurra she
fouud out, andv if bo did, the informa
Uonwas probably so little sensational that
she conclurWl to hush up about it Per
haps, also, she Ot 60me unwelcome In
formation about herself it she tried to
find out. Inquisitive people sometimes do.
Her latest discovery Is that there are
one million women in the United States
"who cannot either get husbands or sup
port themselves. This will be news to
most people. Mrs. Smith is evidently
under the impression that what any and
every woman wants is to get married,
no matter whether the man happens to
want her or not no particular matter
what man it Is, just so it is a man.
Therefore, she proposes that Congress shall
enact a law" that all men get married
She doesn't specify the time, so It may
be inferred tbat each man, as -&onn as
he arrives at hia. twenty-first birthday,,
shall 'celebrate It by wedding party.
Mrs. Smith' other idea is tbat after all
the women oul of thlg million who can get
rmrnod have been led to the altar with
their fellow-fiheepi Congress shall equip
100,000 more -with picks and shovels and
wart them oft to .Klondike after gold.
ThlB is a truly magnificent idea The im
plication scenis to be that If a woman
cannot get man led bhe will be glad to go
to Klondike; or that ihe can support her
self there if she cannot here; or that
she might just as well be starved as to be
supported by her father dr brother who
already hasa wife, or something like that
It may "voraciously and confidently be
asserted that nobody, absolutely no ctea
ture. on the face of the earth, could
haio originated this brilliant Idea ex
cept Mra. Charlotte Smith. And mobt peo
ple Will feel "very, iery glnd that they
couldn't. It would be au awful world
Tor women if .Mrs. Smith's ideas eer be
came seueral, and it would be about ai
bad -for men.
Conldeied as an evidence of prosperity,
t is highly bat isfactory to read in the
Now l'ork"Virld that "thclatest quotation
cf tbe Government bonds -which the Mor-yan-Dclmont
sndlcatu purchased at pri
vate Nile from the Treasuryln 1895 at
1011-2 Js now 1JJ5 1-2."
Amid the pprmutations and combinations
wjuch make np 4.he grand kaleidoscope of
human thought, many a tradition has gone
irrevocably and imperceptibly to smash.
Oncol" tliesc spoiled traditions is the notion
that the little busy ant snyes up food
for the winter-time. Asa matter of f actr
tne aiiS scuttles around all summer, build
ing works of archltecture.XighUiig, bossing,
arguing, or all that we know, and tor;
tiienting picnic parties by getting in food
and up trouper, and when winter comes
hibernates peacefully under Its own roof
tr'c. J3ut according tu a recent naturalist
there "IS still something to be round In an
ant-hill besides biti-s. The slugger may,
if he likes, go to the ant and learn how
This naturalist armed himself with a
magnifvlng glass and battled down not
fur from a burning brush heap. A tribe
01 antK, who were hurrying to escape the
firea of perdilion-ln the brush heap, came
upon a peaceful city of "ants far from the
perdition, and these ants rose to defend
their iiomeu and habitations with a lgor
praiseworthy In uny thing big enough to
The tw o armies formed in companies and
pngagejl In combat of all Mn&i, They did
eA'Grythlng that a large boldier does ex
cept Tun away. The observer did not, in
this amateur Iliad, play the part of the
gods and goddesses and -snatoh combat
ants up into the clouds when they were in
danger or getting killed. He let them fight
Jt out. lu wjis -all ery interesting, and
calculalcrt to Impress beholders with tlie
similarity of Iranian alTairs to those of
the Insert creation. Terhapbthe Graeco-
Turkish war would, have looked Just as
small andaininspirhig to oneof Jaige size J
looking down upon it from the clouds.
The Arphnn cyclone still appuars to be
gathering. Fighting ib rcrorted-at Chak
dara, on- the northern frontier of India,
and the women and children of the garri
son bare taken refuge Jn the hllbr. Troops
are-treing"pushed forward, butthe graest
fears are entertained in Calcutta ami Pom
bay that preparations are far behind the
necessities of the hour.
It may not interest the Government, but
it will the people, to know that tho
Canadian Klondike regulations hae been
officially issued American miners must
pay ten per cent royalty per week on their
mining output up to fie hundred dollars.
Over tbat it is to be twenty per cent.
If that regulation does not go to the dead
letter office up on the upper Yukon, per
naps the police who attempt to enforce it
may The spirit of 49 -still Is alive
Professor Andree is ballooning in search
of ihe North Pole, that is, it he has not
already perished in tho attempt. An expe
ditioa to the South Pole has just left
Antwerp. Now would be a good time
for the American people to got up a party
to go in beairb of tho Utcrty Pole. Jts
locality seems to have been lost of late!
In a press interview Seuor Sagasta is
rcpoUed to have bild: "It shall be my
greatest care to show Europe that reason
and right are on our side, and tbat if we
go to war it shall be on offen6e or
provocation from the United 'States.''
From this it may be presumed that Amerl
can protest against practices and atroci
ties that cannibals would blush to be
caught at will be considered 'offense or
provocation." "Well, ve ought to offer it,
and back it up with, jiayy aud army.
What Europcmay happen to think matters
THK GREEDY BRITISH ZXOS.
Uc Has Kot Yet SPized Upon CIIp
San Francisco, Ang, 16. There is no
truth in tire report published this, mtirnlng
that the British government has seized
Cllpperton Island. The Island has for sev
eral years been occupied by a -San Fran
cisco corporation under a lease from tbe
Mexican government. Several cargoes of
guano have been taken orf by this company,
Iteprcsentatives of English capitalists
-isitcd the island recently-, and Jiavu Just
leturned to San DiegOyOn the -steamship
Navano. Asa result of their in esrlga
tlons into the resources -of the island, it is
said that a London company will pm chase
the bulldlngsand will lease the land lrom
the San Francisco holders.
A Sad Thought.
(From tbe Boston Globe )
'What a sad commentary on human na
ture is implied In the remark made by
librarian Putnam, when speaking of the
Immoral books in the ''Inferno" of the
Boston public library,
I think you will
readily understand thatif I shoiild give you
for publication a list ot these books we
should have a lot ot people coming in and
A Difficult Core.
(From tbe Chicago Times-Herald.)
A physician in San Francisco claims to
have -cured a patient ot alcoholism by in
jecting .horse's blood Into his arm. Such
cures usually are effected by injecting
boree sense lota tbe patient.
Hon8 William E.Xngllah, of Indianapolis,
who has teen in ihe city for the past
few days, looks Tor a return to the
former Democmtlcconditions in his city
dud State The firbfc election in any of
the large cities of Jfhe country since the
Presidential election, based upon national
issues, will be that in Indianapolis in Octo
ber. The Democrats -have renominated
preienffMayor Taggart Taggart was elec
ted two years ago by a majority otabout
5,000t and last year in the Presidential
campaign the city turned the other way by
about the mine majority. Mr. English
nays that-very many of the Democrats who
left the party on account of the silver
question have retufnud and will vote the
ticket this year. The convention tbatnoml
nated the candidate reaffirmed the declara
tions of the Chicago platform, and Mr
Taggart, although not a silver man until
the Chicago eoncntion, has gracefully ac
cepted the situation. Her made a btg light
for lhyan in Indiana, and Mr. English
thinks he will be elected mayor again by a
very comfortable majority.
Itr is said that the warning of Secre
tary miss atralubt going to the Klondike
country will have a directly opposite ef
fect upon, the Western miners who are
searching for gold. A warning to keep
away from prospective gold mines, cum
lug front a gold bug Administration, fills
the mind of the Western sihor men with
suspicion, and the, chances are not fa
vorable to the genurul acceptance of the
William Jennings Bryan h having a
royal n-veption in tlie West. After he con
cludes his -visit in Molilalia. Ite will go to
Wyoming, then home. The local papers
say that, in Ills Yellow-stone Park speech.
Mr. Bryan said Jocularly that it was prob
ably bare to talk there. Last year be
bald he lost aliiiostca'ry State in which
he spoke, and carried those in "which he
did not speak. On the Government reser
vation, he said, he felt certain no such
ill-luck would follow him, and ne pro
ceeded to speak with absolute freedom.
Mr. Bryan has been juaklnK wjine great
spec flics during the past few mouths, and
by trie time the campaign of 4-900 is
upon ushe willhaie educated the peo.ple
so that the free bilver Democratic tickjt
cannot possibly he defeated.
Charles M- Tox, of Fairfax comity Vu ,
an active Democrat, in business In Wash
ington, thinks the Virginia Democratic
convention made a mistake in not recog
nizing the Populists. Fair play, he says,
is fair play, and harms no one. IIe
declares that he would not vote the Popu
list ticket, or itself, but the Populists
stood by tnu Democrats last year, and
they ought to be stood by. He said
119 should like to have een Ml. Coeke
nominated for lieutenant-governor as a
recognition of the 50,000 Populists in the
The rccenfBpccch or Gen. Grosvenor, on
"Civil Service Run Mad.1 IS being run orr
at the Government Printing Office in great
numbers, and -will be given an enormous
CJtculatton. This speech was written be
fore the PreJdeut'd recent order thac is
sjppos-'d 1o strengthen the service, and
amplified afterward. It was published
i under J'Icave to print, "amd not delivered
in the heat of debate- In view of the
President's attitude Gen. Grosvenors sharp
criticism of chll service reform bids
fair to stilt further increase the rupture on
this -subject between the President and his
party. Here is another excerpt from Gen
We have a business man at the head of
tueTreamiry Department, a man very anx-
lons, -exceedingly anxious that the letter
atm 'rlt' to 'lf infinitesimal details, of
tbe civil service law Whull be cairicI Into
effect, and -ven enlarged; and yet the
men w horn ne orders to pay 01111)140,000,
000, who-e boit0'men are responsible to
the Government for the faithful disburse
ment n tnat money, have no voice in the
appointment of the men wS ar to do
tills mighty financial transaction."
'"Would be employ a man in hisbnnkac
the dictation or somebody and retuniTihn?
Would he have a teller there to receivo
the money simply because be hadanhwered
a superior number of questions that are
connected with a liberal education In this
country? Would he have any man there
that be liimlt bad not selected; that ho
himself had not Judged; that h had not
rcceicd assurances from men or his own
selection, men whom he could trikt, as
to the cnp'lty and integrity of the niau?
Yet he 1s called upon to uphold a system
that places in the hands of Irresponsible
men, who hae given no dollar of bond,
the power to dpfitroy the reputation and
propyl bv ot the men whom TUavedescribed
"Why, Mr Speaket , it is unheard or
It 5ft essentially bad JitislneM habits It
is essentially a repudiation of every prin
ciple or business fairness and bnslness
justness known to tbe human race."
UNION VETERANS' ENCAMPMENT.
Springfield PiAimrlnjr to Do Honor
to tlie Soldltors.
-Pprmgfkid, Ohio, Aug. 16 The city is
putting on its gala attire today in honor
of the old soldiers who will assemble here
Tuesday for the national encampment of
the Union Tetcrans Union. It is ex
pected thato',000 of the old comrades will
visit the city during the three dajs or
Tlie committee on arrangements has
spared no pains or expense to make thcir
stay In the "City of Homes" a pleasant
one. 'National Communder C. "VV. "Wood
and his btarf are expected to arrive to
day on a special train.
The national headquarters will be the
council chambers, which hai e been appro
priately decorated. All the business ses
sions will be held in the city hall. Which
will hold 2,000 person& in an emer
gency. A Battle With Hoboes.
Hansas City, Mo., Aug.16. Great excite
ment prevails in Whitechurch and Plpir
hamlets, west of here, and a battle be
tween tramps and villugers is expeted
at anytime. A few daya-ago the farmers
-rounded up nearly-a bcore of tramps armed
with j-evotvers. They disarmed most or
the hoboes and chased them to the Woods
Saturday. Sunday night one tramp re
turned and attempted to fire a farm houoC.
Notices have been posted notif jing farmers
that their homos will be attacked. Tho
villagers have organized a fire patrol.
(From the New York Mail ana Express.;
Advicec from various parts; ot the coua'
itry show that the mushroom which isn't
a mushroom is performing its deadly work
as usual. It is therefore in order to remark
that the man who isn't thoroughly posted
on mushrcomatics should confine his ex
ploits to thoce which come in cans.
(From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.)
It wilt be some years before a fool-killer
will be uaeded In the Klondike region. The
United States supplies the fools and the
climato will- do the rest.
- "What Cleveland Thinks .
Who "was It said, "I'll warm the trust,
And grind their little schemes to dust.
And do them up, I guess, or bust?"
.Who Is it calmly winks a wink,
Aud looks-discouraged, I don't think,
r And lifts It stock another link?
-Cleveland I'lain Dealer,
MURDERED IN A CORNFIELD.
A Mysterious Tragedy- at North.
Gait, Out., Aug."! a. "The body of Mrs.
Anthonv Orr, wife ofa farmer ot North
Du'nfrlefe. three,mUoH frum her, was found
yesterday moming loa shallow grave in 4
cornfield within twenty-five yards of wha
The wc man disappeared a week ago to
day, and at the same time a shot gun was
missing which aha was bupposeit to have
taken with the intention ot committing
suicide, but why -she -did- so was r 06
known, as her domestic relations were ,f
tho best. Although search was inade for
the missing woman no traee of her was
found- Yesterday a searching party was
formed with the Intention of making a
Tbe party was not long out when one
or tho number walking between two rows
of coru in the rear of the house noticed a
slight ride in tho ground. On Investigating1
it was seen that the sod had been recently
disturbed and the discoverer drew the
attention of others of the party to tho fact.
Itemoving some ot the soil with a stick
they came on tho corpbe of the woman.
The body wus removed to a bhed, where
a Jury wap empanneled, viewed it, and ad
journed until Wednesday at 1 o'elook,
when the result ot the post mortem will bo
What the motive ot tlie murder could
be is a mystery. Two arrests have al
readv been made, a young man named
Alllbon, vlio was employed on tho .farm,
aud a medical studpnt, named Ircleaven,
wno avert in Gait. The gun was found in
the barn, but it bad not been used, and
was cudently taken with the intention ot
tlii-owiug suspicion, from the guilty party.
A ITATAL MUSHROOM STJ?W.
PoiHonotiH Toadstool Probably Pound
Its Way Into It.
P.othester, N. Y., Aug. 16. -The family
ot Howard Langlois were poisoned Friday
night by eating-mushroom stew in wnicrh
.1 to'idHtool is Hiipposed to have round its
way. fetclla, the little five-year-old daugh
ter, died last night. Mr.Xianglois is very
ill and confined to his bed; Mrs. Lang
lois is ill, but able to be about the bui'ie;
unbthr-r child i-s bick and two boarders,
Bert Van 8chu?er and Mr. Walker, ore
The recent rains caused a large number
ot mushrooms to spring up atthe cemetery
and Mr. Walker, who was employed thyre,
collected a dozen very large spe1incnj
and took them to Mr. Xanglois' home. On
Trldai evening Mrs. Langlois made th.im
into u stew which was eaten at snppr
time. None of the family felt any 111 ef
fects before retiring, hut on the follow
ing morning the children were biek, one
dying us stated.
WARNING TO TIER DAUGHTER.
Mrs. Shinp Dropped Dend After She
New Tork, Aug. 1C ''You should iot
carry that heavy bundle ot clothes down
stairs on your back,Mary;you might drop
Mrb. Mary Shine hud liardlynttcr-ed theac
words to her daughter when he fell to
tlie floor herself and died before the girl
could reach her.
Mrs. ShlnelUed with her daughter ontho
top floor of the tenement at 511 Wet
Thirty third street.
Today was Their regular wash day, bat
as her motliei w a-i not feeliug well, Mary
btarte'l with a big bundle of linen for ;he
laundry. Mrs. Shine followed her to the
head of tho stairs and leaning over t? e
banisters called to her in what proved to
be her last words.
A doctor, who was called, said death
was due to heart failure.
MINERS FiG-TIT APACHES.
A Three-Hours' Uuttle "With Indians
uifrt Me'xTcan OntluWs.
El Paso, Tix., Aug. 1(3. A company of
iilona prosm-otors had a right with
Apache Indian, possible Apnebe KId'd
band, and a, few Mexican outlaws, near
the IVnlspc and Yaqul River Junction, in
Sonora, Mex., on tho 1st instant. There
n 1 re lx miners and a pack train ot four
teen burro'i camped in a dry, brushy
arroyo, where the- fight occurred, lasting
for three hour A thunder fctorm ended
hostilities, and the miners with their pack
train curaped unhurt to the mountains and
returned to the Mormon settlement at
Cnsa Grandco, arriving there Wednesday.
The attack was made by thirty -blanketed
Indians. Billy Campbell, a well-known
cowboy, was with the prospectors, and re
turned to this city yesterday
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM.
Efforts to Have It Put in Oporutiou
Omaha. Neb., Aug. 16. The laboring
men of Omaha held a large mass meeting
today and agreed to begin at once a
campaign to l.a-ve the initiative and
referendum law passed at the last session
of the legislature submitted for approval
of the voters of this city at the general
election this fall.
There was much enthusiasm.
The law to be put in operation must
receive two-tlthds of tho vote of the
city. Then it provides tbat the acts of
the citv council must be approved by tha
voters atthenext election after that body
passes any legislation of Importance.
It Is believed the effect on municipal
legislation will be lery powerful, haing
a tendetir'y toward socialism, however.
A Formal ComplnlDt.
To tho Editor ot The Times:
1 would like to bring to jour attention
the abuse to which tho poor animals who
furnish the motive pow er for the Ecklngton
street railway are subjected- I refer to
that portion of the line which assumes to
furnish service 011 North Capitol street.
These poo" animalH are retained in a
btablu either on Ninth or Eleventh street,
above Boundary, andare taken from there
to tho terminus of this ear line ou North
Capitol street, In strings or from five to
ten, driven by boys, and while so conveyed
they are treated in a most cruel and. in
human manner, for no other reason than
seemingly for the personal amusement of
their boy drivers. I live on the route over
"which these poor animals are driven and
Uim therpf oro a compulsory spectator of the
I havo reported this matter many times
io the Humane Society, "with the Usual
result, that such reports were a loss ot
time ou my part; and so, instead ot wait
ing thirty or forty years for the honor
able Commissioners to decide with what
motive this countiy tram-way will be pro
vided, I turn to you for aid. CO. K.
(From the Boston Globe.)
An old writer saysr "To make an en
tirely beautiful woman it would be neces
sary to take the head from Greece, the
bust from Austria, the feet from Hlndoo
stan, the shoulders fiom Italy, the bearing
from Spain, and the complexion from
England," which leaves America out in
the cold. New York Tribune. O, no
The result would be an American girl.
Iateratnro in Signs.
(From the Chicago Times -Herald.)
A Boston restauranteur Advertised In
the window "choice molluscous bivalves"
and a visitor from Philadelphia walked
right by the place four 'times looking for
Ian oyster stew.
IN BOTEL LOBBIES.
' "A great big business boom has struck
St. Louis," said Mr. Harvey P. Miller, a
broker or that city, at the Wlllard yester
day. "Last year, and for several years
previous, wholesalers and jobbers in St.
Louis had to look for orders, with poor
chance of getting them, but now we are"
humming. The great dirflculty la to get
goods rast enough to fill theorden. Clerks
in the large houses of every line are work
ed overtime, and the Saturday half-holiday
has rven done away with on accourft ot
the. ruso or business. Prices hae ad
vanced in all things, especially in provis
ions. For instance, Michigan ships us lots
of beans, which have jumped from 75cents
to $1.10 per bushel, or a difference of
3125 per car, in twenty days. The same
IS true of dried fruits. Whether this is duo
to the tariff or not 1 cannot say, but it's
a fuct, and, of course, we are rejoiced."
"You know our town is back in tbe
hills," said Mr. J. P. Hall, Jr., of Holly
Spring, Miss., at the Shoreham, "so
cotiton raising, floods, etc,, does not cut
much of a figure with us. But from what
the planters who come to buy goods at
my Btore say, the floods were a great
benent to cotton, for the soli la giving
up more raw material this year for the
sheets, pillow slips, and dress good9 for
the rest of the world, thau ever before."
Dr. D. M. Burgess left the Shoreham
last night for his home at Havana, Cuba.
The do' lor has been In the United States
Marine Hospital service at the Havana
station for the past thirty-two years.,
"Anything I might say about the war,"
he said, ''would onlyinvolve me in the
lutrlgues of one, side or the other, but
jour newspaper 'reports pnblished in tins
country hae been about porrect."
H. 11. Hanna of Indjanapolis and George
Pea body Porter or Brooklyn, N. Y., who
have bean pulling Administration wires
in tbemouetary commission, left tjie Ar
lington Sunday night for their homes.
"Considerable Northern capital and a
number of substantial men have come into
Texas this summer," said Hon. E.P. Wil
mot ot ustin, Teas, at the Willard last
night. -'Texas is not such a bad place,
and you arc beginning to find this out.
It is wonderful how quickly the Ameri
cans living in the North and the East
can change their minds and feelings about
us ttarbirians when they find such good
opportunities or making legitimate ducats,
aud a pile or them at that, out or nature's
resources, or which our great and beauti
ful State has an abundance."
NEED OF A BANKRUPTCY BILL.
Representative Henderson Say One
Will Be Paused In December.
Representative nenderson.oriowa, chair
man or the House Committee on the
Judiciary, 1 sin tbe city tor a few days, and
Is quoted as saying tbat the first blU the
committee will report when it meets in
December will be a substitute for the
Xelbon. bankruptcy bill tbat passed tbe
Senate during the extra eesion.
TI.Ih is one of the great subjects that
ought to. have been dealt with during the
extra session, and would had it not been
for tbe suppression of the nouse by he
arbitrary power of Speaker Heed No
measure that has been proposed in recent
years will afford more of real benefit to
the email tradesmen and Tanners than a
na'Ioiial bankruptcy law,
It is the-intentfon or Chairman Bonder
son lu pass the bill before the holiday re
cess, Init this rtoss not nccessarilymean that
the bill to bepawed will be slmllarto tbat
adopted by the Senate. Mr. Henderson
is confident the House will pass Its meas
ure promptljvnnd It wllLprobably be done
under a special order from the Committee
Mr. Henderson and other members of the
committee, who have been giving this
subject consideration, are doubttul if the
Sonate will accept any bill Lhut does not
contain the chief feature of the. Nel&on
meafure, which was agreed to only after
a prolonged contest in committee and in the
Senate, "and after several votes had been
taken This particular form ot the pro
posed law- is not indorsed by Chair-nan
SIGNS OP THE TIMES.
"I wi-h ve could revive the old" Olympic
games," said the summer girl, looking
up from her novel, "and give prizes, and
twine flowers in the hair or the victors.
I till nk it would be so romantic."
"It might do 1C the victors were girls,"
said the summer man, as he rubbed his
hand over his haU-iuch-long fur, "but in
my case I Con't exactly, see. where the
flowers could find room to twine."
14 And so you are going to Flceccton-by-the-Wavcs
for the summer? Why, the
place it, fcafully expensive."
"I know It is."
"And there'b no bathing."
"And it's Tourteen miles from the sta
"And they don't allow children."
"No; the children are going to thelrgrund
mothcr'd In the country."
"Then why do you go there?"
"Mrdear.theVanKInddrhooks go there.
And everybody goesto the other places."
"Mnmma,' said little Willie, in an awe
struck voico, gazing at the big boy who sat
on tbe pov- der Leg, "if somebody should
drop a lighted match in there would that
boy go to heaven?"
'I suppose so," replied his mother,
though she felt doubtful.
"Well," said Willie, after a time, "won't
the angels nave a time? Say, mamma,
he'd bo worse than my dissected map,
"Why, Eobbie," said Sister Mary,"what
is the matter with jour eye?"
"Baseball." said Bobble, laconically.
"Oh, but we had a bully time. Our side
'Mary," said papa, "jou look as if you'd
been drawn through a knothole. Did you
have a good time at the Simpsons' last
"Oh, it was perfect; one of the mogt
"brilliant affairs of the season. I thought
1 should die, I was so tired of dancing."
"William, I do wish you would take a
little rest," said his wife. "Where have
you been to get so exhausted.'"
"I know," said Bobbie. "He went to
the baseball game and yelled fer the Wash
higtona" cAnd thin is pleasure
It Is a xmrlous scientific fact that the
.small boy who sings, "I "want to be an
.angel" never goes In swimming, or fires off
a toy cannon, or leans out of the car
ot the Ferris Micel , or toes anything wlilch
by any possible chance could effect the
"The thcosophists object to eating: fowl.
They say that the state ot mind in 'which
the chicken is when it is killed affects
k "Well, what are you going to do
chloroform tho clucken and have the meat
flavored with anaesthetics?1
"I don't know why youe think that fine
clothes keep folks outer Heaven-," said
Tim, -gravely, to the city missionary, "but
( if dat's sowe fellers is mighty nigh heaven
When we gocH in swimmln. Derfe afa't
nnthra between trs and tie sty."
lOtlr Vllth and F Sts. N. W.
JS- Our business htuua untll.SeDtembvrnr
7.43 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Saturdays, 7'l45
10 x. - .,
August Special5ale of
At a third less than regii;
A recent advantageous
purchase of Men's and "Wo
men's Fine TJinbrelias en
ables us to make this tempt
ing offer. We never sawt-or
heard of better valuesfor
Women's 20 inch Tight-rolling
Union Taf reta, natural stick han
dles. Each SX.3S
25-Inch, lor men .$1.50
Women's 26-lnch Tight-rolling Union
TatfctaJ Dresden and natural
stick handles. Each SX.GO
Men's 2G-inch Union Taffeta; very tight
rolling, natural stick handles.
Men's 2S-inch Union Taffeta, natoral
stick -handles, sliver trimmed.
i-acn - SS.OO
Women's 26-inch Union Tafreta; tight
rolling, colored pearl and natural stick
handles, silver trimmings.
Each S3. OO
Wrappers and Skirts
At Reduced Prices.
Flrte-CUambray-ana Light Colored French.
Satine Shirt Waists detached collars,
fast colors. Were $1.25 and $I.G0.
Madras and Gingham Shirt Waists,
tailor made, matched joke, detached col
lars. Also some Figured Lawn WaJslsia
the Iot. Were $1.68 and $1.00.
Fine Lawn Wrappers beautiful quality,
medium and dark colored patterns, neatly
made and finished. Were $1.30.
Now k 950
Corded "Dimity Wrappers, new patterns,
trimmed with lace. Were $2.50.
yo - - sa..fo
Crash Skirts,, tailor made, walking and
bicycle lengths. Unusual 'value
at .'.. Sl.48
White Goods j
Below the Usual.
25 pieces tmportedTlrilllant. Uegu-.
lar price, 25c yard. Specialat X2'ls2o
13 pieces Dotted Swiss, green, tan, and.
blue, 22-inch. Regular price, 3T l-2c
jard. Specialat 350
15 -pieces India Linen, 36-inch, sheer
and fine. Itegular price, 37 l-2c.
Special at -. 350
15 pieces Hemstitched Lawn, open
work. Reduced rrom oOc1yardto..3Tl29
The Dress Suit' Case ia
now considered an indispens
able part of a man's outfit.
Women have also found.out
their convenience. Our cases
are built so as to stand, the
rough handling incident to
checking or expressing
them. Following are some
of the best values we ever
3-oz. Sole Leather Suit cases, stol
frames, llngn lining, riveted on washera
throughout, best brass lock and bolts
22-inch, eack.. $5.00
24-Inch each , $5.50
Better Suit Cases, heavier stock, best
lock and bolts, strong straps; llaen Using-,
steel fraiae.Tlveteaon washers
26-Inch, each ?......i. ST.OO
Third tloor. r -
1 Wooaward. & Lotbrop.
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