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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SMfoAY, OCTOBER 1. 1899.
9th Anniversary Sale.
An anniversary that is worthy of a name in
successful history of "Washington retaildom. Like
old adage, "Great oaks from small acorns grow,'
house of Lansburgh & Rro., which started tliirty-eiglit
years ago, in an obscure location, has grown to be the
largest and most complete dry goods establishment in
In Honor of Our Thirty-ninth Anniversary
We Shall Present to Customers Visiting Our
Store a Handsome Cutglass Toothpick and
THE SOCIAL CALHflDAB
Admiral Dewey to Be Entertainod
at the White House.
Several KeceptionN nml Tens Ar
ranged for Tlil AVcelc in Honor o
the rnn-rrcNbyterinn Alliance ami
the "Women' Missionary Societies
ThiH "Will Ue Hymen's Busy Month.
Every department will offer bargains. The stocks are
arriving daily, and for attractiveness and beauty they have
no equal. We want this store to be your store. Let it be
your shopping headquarters. There's always pleasure
when buying at a store where reliableness is the motto.
That's why you should be on our list of many customers.
May we have the pleasure of your company tomorrow?
LANSBURGH & BROTHER
420-422-424-426 Seventh Street.
f $21 Sets of ec AA
J Teeth for- P.VV j
4" New Is the time to hivt, T
V dMflHfe jour teeth filled. Ilcduc- T
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T CWrr mot. applies to crown and 5.
T UXLEr bnd-eVork. Electrical T
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T trork is guaranteed. J
J rEILADELPHU DENTAL PARLORS i
3- 1305 F St. N.W. T
J OPES SUNDAYS FROM 10 TO 12. T
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For Ike Ladies of Fashion.
The feminine folk of this city will be in
terested to leam that Wm. Schwartz, formerly
cf Baltimore, has opened at 1120 Connecticut
Avenue, and offers lor the early reason to make
Tailor-made Suits of the newest imported fabrics
for $35. Those who arc acquainted with Mr.
Schwartz's fashion productions will readily appre
ciate this offer. The most stylish and perfect
tti& garments, made by the best tailors, lately
cf New York. Ec21-lmo
E P. MERTZ
Ready for Business
At ElevenTen F St.
Next to Columbia Theatre.
Many thanks for your congratula
tions. Having severed my connection
with the E. P. Mertz Co., I respect
fully solicit the patronage of my
friends and the public
The famous "Mertz" prices will
prevail. Entirely new stock.
It is not likely that the social annals of
the White House will be able to duplicate
in the way of state dinners past and gone,
anything to compare in magnificence of
decoration to the banquet which President
McKinley will give in honor of Admiral
Dewey on next Tuesday night. Seventy
four guests are to be present, though ow
ing to some possible change, the list will
not be announced before Tuesday evening.
It is known, however, that among the dis
tinguished officers of the Army and Navy
whom the President has invited to meet the
hero of the evening are General Miles,
Itear Admiral Schley, Rear Admiral Samp
son, Rear Admiral Howison, and Capt.
Robley D. Evans, together with Governor
Roosevelt cf New York and the Governors
of Massachusetts, Maryland, and Vermont,
Mr. McKinley's hospitality has fre
quently overflown the distinctly limited
boundaries of the state dining-room, and,
as on such former occasions, the table will
be laid in the main corridor, which is al
ways cheerfully attractive with its vivid
ly crimson carpet and its setting of palm
trees against the white and gold wal.s.
The White House florists are designing
wonderful conceptions with a national
bearing on the hour "and tne man, and the
color scheme of both flowers and electris
lights is to be red, white, and blue.
On next Wednesday evening Dr. and Mrs.
T. De Witt Talmage will entertain the
members of the Pan-Presbytarian Alliance,
and the delegates of tne International
Union of Women's Missionary Societies.
Mrs. Thomas Wilson, of Connecticut
Avenue, will entertain the ladies of the
alliance and missionary societies at tea
next Tuesday afternoon.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Mae Ashby Bayne. daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
John W. Bavne, to Mr. David R. Tennant
I of Richmond, Va. The marriage will occur
j next month.
Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKinley and Miss
Mabel McKinley, who are traveling through.
the West in a private car, will visit au
the notable points of the Pacific Coast, re
turning about October 10.
The Misses Charlotte and Kathleen Clay-,
ton, daughters of the American Ambassador
to Mexico, who left that country last week
for a trip to the United States, held a
reception that amounted to an' ovation at
the railroad station. Almost the entire dip
lomatic corps und dozens of friends in and
out of "official life gathered to see them off,
all bringing confections, flowers, or fruits.
Their car was transformed into a floral
bower, and, in addition to the thirty-five
pounds of candy and eleven boxes of bon
bons, the fruit offerings, heaped on the
table and surrounding chairs, were plenti
ful enough to have served as a feast for the
gods. The Misses Clayton hope to visit
Washington during their stay in this coun
try. Mrs. Robert N. Harp"er, 29B Street north.
west, has returned to the city, after an ab
sence of four months, spent at Atlantic
City and "in the 'mountains of West Virginia.
Dr. Egbert A. Clark, who has been spend
ing tbe summer on the Lakes of Muskoka,
Canada, has returned to the city.
Mrs. L. A. Chamberlin and the Misses
Chamberlain have removed from 1C31
Nineteenth Street to 220G Q Street northwest.
Church, corner of Thirteenth and Yale
Streets, Columbia Heights.
The Misses Key haveYretljrned from the
coast of Maine, and havefgone south to
spend the autumn montfcslu the moun
tains of Tennessee. M
Mrs. R. O. Steers, of-il3 Street north
west, has issued invitations for the mar
riage of her daughter, (rent! to Mr. Willis
Edgar McNulty, Tuesqayf October 3, at
noon at the Church of h'e nfdvent, Second
and U Streets northwesL Rev. Edward
Mott wi'l perform the c3remony. The bride
elect is the daughter oTtho late Charles
W. Steers, who was well known in this
city. Owing to the familybeing In mourn
ing, no reception will be held. The couple
will leave for New York City immediately
after the ceremony, going later to Albany,
by way of the Hudson, thence to Clovers
ville, where they will be entertained by
Prof, and Mrs. Davison. The return will
be made by way of Niagara. At home
Tuesdays in November, from 2 to 4, at
1336 Fourteenth Street northwest.
Mrs. and Miss Hichborn have returned
to Washington from Atlantic City, where
their summer was spent.
Mr. Fontaine W. Mahood, of this city,
and Miss Katherine C. Danner, of Staun
ton, Va., were married last Thursday at
Woodlawn, the home of the bride's mother.
The attendants were Miss Ella Danner, sis
ter of the bride, and Mr. William Mahood,
the groom's brother. The couple stood un
der a lovely floral bower while the ceremony
was performed by Rev. Carlton D. Harris,
of Easton, Md. Immediately after the
ceremony the couple left on the Baltimore
and Ohio noon train for a trip to New York
and Niagara Falls. The bride was the re
cipient of many handsome and useful pres
ents. The ceremony was witnessed by a
large number of friends from Richmond,
Washington, and Saunton. The couple will
reside in Washington.
MAKING JEWS CHRISTIANS
Methods of the 3Iissioiiaries iu New
Convert Saltl io He for Revenue
Only JcivInIi ApoxtnteH' Treacher
ous "Work Christian Laborer Not
to Illnntc Prominent Israelites
DiHCUxs the So-called Crusade.
Mrs. and Miss Switzer, of Cincinnati, are
at the Richmond, but will shortly take pos
session of their new home in I Street.
The Telephone I Thought to Hnvc
Been Used in Old China.
(From the Los Angeles Times.)
Something very similar to the telephone
was used in China 1,000 years ago. Nat
ural gas conveyed in bamboo tubes was
utilized in China ages ago, and one of their
writers mentions boxes which repeated the
sounds of people's voices that were dead
a machine similar to Edison's phonograph.
Ancient Egypt boasted, "a nlckel-in-the-slot"
machine, while Layard found in ruins
of Nineveh what Sir David Brewster pro
nounced to be "a magnifying glass," and
nearly 4.G00 years ago the Egyptians and
Assyrians observed the stars through a sort
of primitive telescope. .'
Thimbles have been found in prehistoric
mounds with every evidence of having been
made by machinery similar to our own.
Hat pins with glass heads and safety pins
with a little coiled spring at one end and
a catch at the other wereliruse in Pompeii
2,000 years ago. Combs anuV-halrpins have
been in existence for twentyVcenturies and
housewives 5,000 years ago patched their
husbands' garments with needles and
Very fine razors are made at the present
day, but no finer steel than that contained
in the Damascus swords and knives which
the ancients used several thousand years
The people of Tyre erff such experts
in dyeing that Tyrian purph remains un
excelled to this day. The Egyptians were
also wonderful dyers 'and rybuld produce
colors so durable that th.ey0may be ca'led
imperishable. They were wonderful gla3s
workers and could make; glass malleable
in a way which is unknown to us. They
could make glass garments dyed in every
shade of color and etched with rare skill.
Electricity derives" its 'name from the
Greek word, for nmberifcl&jfron, because1
Thales, about ; COO B. 'C.? discovered that
(From the New York Tribune.)
The methods of the Hebrew-Christian
workers among the dwellers of the East
Side, the men who have renounced Judaism
and are devoting their time to the conver
sion of their former co-religionists, have
received much attention in the last few
weeks because of the sensational reports
which have been printed on that subject.
Missionaries have been pelted with stones
and other missiles by Jewish men and boys,
their meetings have been broken up, and
the police have been called in to restore
order. On the other hand, the Jews have
complained of the actions of the converted
missionaries, some of whom, they said, had
gone so far as to cause religious devices to
be tattooed on the arms of little boys.
Men who are connected with the missions
on the East Side deny indignantly the re
ports about marking the children, and in
vestigation has shown that if these out
rages were committed they were neither
inspired nor carried into execution by them,
but by men who are known to the East
Side Jews as meschumiths, or apostates.
"The Christian missionary in this part,of
the city," said A. H. Fromenson, associ
ate editor of the "Jewish Daily News," "is
not an objectionable person to us. We have
been accustomed to his presence among us.
and we have no complaint to make about
him, any more than a densely populated
Christian district would make against a
Jew who would establish headquarters
among them for the purpose of making
converts to Judaism, and do his work in a
quiet and orderly way. Of course, the com
parison is purely hypothetical, because
Jews do not work in that direction we
never try to make converts.
Christian Xot Accused.
"The Rev. Mr. Birnie and other men of
his stamp, who come here thinking that
they may convert some of our people, are
not the men to whom we object, and they
are not the men who are accused of Injuring
the children or abusing their rights as mis
sionaries. We object to the meschumiths,
their methods, and the false light in which
they place the whole Jewish community.
"These are Christians for money only,
and they induce many miserable wretches
to go through the ceremony of conversion,
make them relate their 'experience,' and
then make a show of souls saved so that
they may be continued in the service. The
men who supply the funds, the ministers
who give their support to the missions, and
the community at large are entirely ig
norant of the true state of affairs, and there
are thousands of good people who think
that many Jews are converted to Chris
tianity every year, while, iu fact, there
are no converts."
Several missions for the Jews are main
tained on the East Side. Among them the
one' over which Herman Warszawiak pre
sides, at Grand and Attorney Streets, is the
best known. Its rooms are frequently
crowded, and the exercises are similar to
those in any mission meeting hall, except
that they are conducted in part in the
language which is spoken by the uneducat
ed Russian and Roumanian Jews. The reg
ular attendants of the meetings, which
are held at the- Warszawiak place are called
the Presbyterian Jews, and while some of
their neighbors remonstrate with them for
leaving their faith, the majority of the
community refuse to consider them seri-
Our new METHOD Is PAIN
LESS. Our BRIDGE and CROWN
work is superior to any wade.
FILLINGS are lasting and per
Wo are not competing with cheap Dental establishments, but with
first-class Dentists, at almost half their prices. Our prices bear no
suggestion of extortion, but are just and reasonable. We perform with
care and skill every operation known to the Art of Dentistry, and espe
cially solicit work vhere others have failed to satisfy.
We challenge the world on our
Aluminum Lined and Metal Plates.
To introduce them wc will make an
Aluminum Lined Full Set Best Teeth, S7.00.
Metal Plates, S 10.00.
Or the Best Teeth on Rubber, S5.00.
We have a specialist in the preservation of the natural teeth,
teeth without plates, and fine gold work. That you may become ac
quainted with our IMPROVED METHODS, we will make
. 22-Karat Gold Crowns for 55.00.
By our own EXCLUSIVE PROCESS teeth are extracted without
pain, 50 cents, arid we guarantee no bad results follow. You can have
your teeth extracted in the morning and go home with new ones in
No students or beginners to do your work, but Dentists of long
All examinations and consultations free. Hours: 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.;
Sundays, 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
IASBIIWOI DENIAL PARLORS,
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
Over Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Stores.
25 and $30
That's the reawnaule
conclusion when you
eee an exceptionally
handsome Suit on a.
ell-drcfficd man. We
make Suits as low as
you ought to go or as
high as you care to go.
KEEN. 1310 F St.
E. P. MERTZ
Eleven-Ten F St.
At cost. Closng out stock, our reason for sell
ing at tills price.
DROOP'S MUSIC HOUSE,
925 Pa. Ave.
"Mason k Hamlin" and other Organs.
Sttinnay and other Pianos.
amber, when rubbed, attracts light and
dry bodies; and in the twelfth century the I ously, and smile when they speak of their
scientific priests' -of Etruna drew0 light- Presbyterian Jewish neighbors. The meet-
ning from the clouds with iion rods. All inEs are usually well attended, and the
TlfJlt S a beet in exrrvtl.ing.. MOTH
Elt S HItfAD is the bcrt bread! An
Corby's Mother's Bread
-by an rminent chemist proves it to be the
rcaiicst to digest and the purest and most
penwt brcia lukiir lOLK Rroeei tells
AIOTH CITE BIUZAD-rcfuse substitutes.
Msdc by Corby Dros.,
2335 Brijrhtwood Ae.
(The Hero of Manila.)
Boston Biking Co.'s J B Boston Biking Cj.'j
0!d Homestead e GRANDMA'S
BUEAD. D BHEAD.
Is the burning qucsiion during this GALA
WEEK. Of course, he will, for the Best Bread in
Town is none too good for him.
SHAPE Copied. QUALITY Out of Reach.
YOUR GROCER SELLS IT. ocl-tf
Mr. and Mrs. Henry May. who left a
few days ago for New York to attend the
Dewey demonstration, are registered at
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Castle, who have
been visiting their old home, in St. Paul,
will return today to their Washington resi
dence, 1532 Twenty-second Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebert have issued
invitations for the marriage of their daugh
ter. Leonor, and Mr. "William T. Reed, of
this city, for Wednesday evening, October
4, at 8 o'clack, at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Twenty-third Street .
The Saturday Evening -Assembly will
give its first dance of the season October
7, at the Rifles Armory.
Mr. and Mrs. Moses P. Rice have issued
invitations for the marriage of their daugh
ter. Annice Montague, to Mr. Melvin Gray
Benjamin Wednesday, October 11, at 8
o'clock. Gurley Memorial Church. Cards
to be presented at the church are enclosed.
Mrs. P. Lang and her daughter, Miss
Lang, of Baltimore, are the guests of Mrs.
H. G. Thyson and the Misses Tbyson.
Rev. Dr. S. A. King, of Waco, Tex., one
of the most distinguished and eloquent
Presbyterian divines of the South, accom
panied by Mrs. King and Misses King and
Carter, are guests of Mrs. D. K. Fitzhugh,
C22 Seventh Street northeast.
Miss Adele Levers, of 1209 O Street
northwest, late soprano soloist of the
Trinity Episcopal Church, Third and C
Streets northwest, has returned home from
her summer outing of the past two months
at Asbury Park, N. J., Philadelphia, and
J. M. Balmaccda, Secretary of the Chil
ean Legation, Is now on a visit to New
York. He is a guest of the Waldorf-Astoria.
Invitations have been issued for the
marriage of Miss Annie Montague Rice,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Rice, and
Mr. Melvin J. Benjamin, son of Mr. S. C.
Benjamin, of Le Droit Park. The cere
mony will occur Wednesday evening, Oc
tober 11, at Gurley Memorial Church.
Fashionable Furs. I
Buy of the maker and save raWdle
nian'a profits. We import and manufac
ture far ot ccir dcK-nption. Best fa
cilities for repalrinp;, dcics, and re
JACOB UEBSTER, 925 F St. N.W.
All tbe newest and
most attractive ttyles in
men'a thoes. BUeka,
tarn, intent leather.
fcpm to any
the lind used for generations in Amer
ican families for preserving peaches and
other fruit ?2 a gallon, 00 cents a quart.
9097th St. N. W.
(KO BRANCH HOUSES.)
043 Pennsylvania. A-vcnnc.
For PREMIUM STAMPS
rtk M. 715 Market Space.
We Are Using
A new, perfectly natural look
ing and Uelinc; gtun on arti
ficial teeth. Call and ses
55.0(J for a full t of teeth.
THE EVANS DBNTAIj I'AE
LORS, Established 1SS0.
1303 K st. nw.
Branch OOiec. 211 1.4 St. nw.
Mrs. Flora C. Dyer will give her annual
complimentary opening to her pupils and
friends on Saturday, October 7. Children
are invited at 3:30 in the afternoon, and
adults at 8:30 in the evening.
The engagement of Mrs. K. H. W. Stull
and Mr. Robert E. Nelson has been an
nounced. Mrs. Stull was formerly Miss
Worthlngton, of Maryland, and grand
daughter of the late Gen. Thomas P.
Bowie, former Representative from tbe
Mrs. Lucy Page Stelle and Miss Grace
II. Stelle have been spending the months
of August and September as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. deB. Randolph Keim, at their
mountain home, "Edgcmount," Reading,
Pa. Mrs. Stelle has returned to Washing
ton, but Miss Stelle will visit Mrs. A. L.
Barber, at Ardsley-on-the-Hudson, the
first week in October.
mechanical powers, the screw, lever, pul
le3', inclined plane, wedge, wheel and ax.e
were known to the ancients and used in
everyday life. They were expert builders.
Twenty centuries before the birth of
Watt, Nero of Alexandria described ma
chines whose motive power was steam. He
also invented a double-force pump, usd
as a lire engine, and anticipated the mod
ern turbine wheel by a machine he called
While the learned of Europe were for
bidding, as a heresy, the doctrine of the
globular figure of the earth, the caliph Al
Maimon was measuring the length of a
degree along the shores of the Red Sea.
He and his successors . rqneatedly deter
mined the obliquity of the elfptic. A Sara-,
cen constructed the first table of sines,
another explained the nature of twilight
and showed the importance of allowing for
atmosphere refraction in astronomical ob
In the schools of the present day Euclid's
elements of geometry, written over 2200
years ago, is used as a text-book. Euclid
also wrote on music and optics antedating
much we think we have discovered. Both
algebra and chemistry were invented and
brought into Europe by the Mohammedans
and chemistry and algeora are AraMc
Locks like those in use today, which
could only be opened by the knowledge of
a certain combination of numbers, were
known to the Chinese centuries ago, while
Hobbs gave his name to a lock found in an
Our clocks and sun dials were Invented
in the Orient. The finest linen in the
world has come out of East India looms.
The coffee we so much desire for breakfast
was first grown by the Arabians, and the
natives of upper India prepared the sugar
with which to sweeten it, while every
schoolboy in the land can tell the meaning
of the Sanskrit words "sacchara canda."
The virtues of tea were first pointed out
by the industrious Chinese, who also show
ed us how to make the cup and saucer in
which to serve it. Breakfast trays were
first lacquered in Japnn. Leavened bread
ros first made of the waters of the Ganges
River. Eggs as an article of diet were first
used by the Malaccans, and when we speak
of Shanghai chickens we but mention an
Asiatic name. Persia first grew the cherry,
the peach, and the plum. Alcohol was first
distilled by the Arabians and when we talk
about coffee and alcohol -we are usuig
Arabic words. ., t
Wo gratify our taste in the way of per
sonal adornment in the,,way jtaught us by
Orientals namely, with pearls, rubies, sap
phires, diamonds. The most magnificent
fireworks are still to be seen in India and
China, and Europe haa invented nothing
that can rival the game of chess. We hae
no hydraulic constructions as great as the
Chinese canal, no fortification as extensive
as the Chinese wail; we have no artesian
wells that can approach In depth some of
theirs nor have we ever tried to -obtain coal
gas from the interior of the earth, while
they have borings for bat purpose more
than 3,000 feet deep.
Oriental physicians practiced vaccination
over 1,000 years ago. Anaesthetics were
known In the days of Homer, and the Chi
nese 2,000 years ago had a preparation of
hemp known as "una yo" to deaden pain
something similar to our modern cocaine.
"Nee Will Trust You."
Furniture. Carpets, Crockery, Bedding, Etc
V. J. SUE, 7th k H Sts.
Commander and Mrs. Pendleton, who
leased the beautiful home of the lata Dan
iel Ermentrout, of Reading, Pa., returned
to Washington about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Charles A. Cogswell, after spending
a month very pleasantly with her mother,
Mrs. G. F. Huth, of 3247 O Street, has left
for her home in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Sterling have is
sued Invitations for the marriage of their
daughter, Maude, to Mr. Clarence Maynard
Exlcy, Wednesday, October 11, at 7;30
o'clock p. m., at the Fourth Presbyterian
ISTHE FINEST CLEANER MADE.
IT REMOVES DIRT, TARNISH OR
GREASE FROM ALL SURFACES,
LEAVING THEM CLEAN AND
HIGHLY POLISHED, WITHOUT
ASCRATCH. GROCERS SELL IT.
leaders and their helpers work industrious
ly to secure good houses.
Mercenary Motives Alleged.
"To the visitor at these meetings," said
Mr. Sarason, of the "Jewish Daily New3,"
"it appears as though there were hundreds
of Jewish Christians; but those who know
the people who make up the congregation
know that all those who are not attracted
by curiosity are there for a mercenary mo
tive. I live right in the heart of the com
munity, I know the people, and have more
than ordinary opportunities for receiving
information, but I have yet to see a man,
woman, or child who was converted by
one of the apostate missionaries whose
conversion could not be traced to some ma
One of the small missions Is at 70 Pitt
Street. This Is the place which bas re
ceived more than ordinary notice, because
it wus said that it was there that the little
boys had crosses tattooed on their arms.
The Sunday school room is a dingy
apartment on the second floor of a small
building. The lower floor Is occupied by a
tailor shop, and the basement by a dealer
In East Side hardware. When a "Tribune"
representative called there one 'evening last
week he was taken to the Sunday school
door by a little girl, who left her playmates
in the street to show where "Mr. Friedman,
the missionary," might be found.
"I don't go to his school," she said, In
an apologetic way, "because we are all
Jews; but lots of children go, and sing and
have picnics and parties and such things."
The occupant of the room, which was
furnished with a table and chairs and
benches, was a typical, dark-browed sweat
shop character. He wore glasses and spoke
with the characteristic twang, and it seemed
a huge Joke to those whom he was address
ing when he said:
"For four years I have been a Christian.
My name is Ignatz Friedman, and I am
the assistant to the missionary, whose
name is Nathan Friedman." He said that
a class of about twenty children attended
services at his room every Saturday, and
that they sang songs, repeated verses from
the New Testament and received instruc
tion in the Lutheran faith.
"We teach the children the Command
ments in German," he said, "and txplain
them according to the Christian faith. But
we find them stiff-necked people, unwilling
to see the light and slow to accept Christ.
We have much to contend with here. The
Jews go so far aB to accuse us of branding
their children, which is an outrageous vn
truth. I have been a Christian four jears,
but no one ever thought of branding me."
One of his visitors suggested that pos
sibly he was spared because no amount of
branding could make people believe that
he was not a Jew. He spoke of tbe ob
stacles which his former co-religionists
placed in his way, but said later that all his
shop associates In the tailor shop where
he worked were Jews, and that his em
ployer was a Jew, and that on the whole
there was not so much opposition to him.
On the way out of the housce the ' Tri
bune" man asked the people on the floor
why they allowed a meschumlth to carry
on his work In the same house with them.
"What do we care?" said the woman,
who appeared to be the man of the family;
"his people pay the rent and they don't
"But should a Jew try to win his people
over to another faith?"
"Why, that's easy. He sleeps there for
But a short distance from the mission a
different tale was told. There the brand
ing story, which Friedman denounced as
a lie. was vouched for by the physician
to whom a mother had brought her little
son. Dr. Bruder, whose ofnee is at 54
Lewis Street, said: "There is no doubt
as to the tattooing practice. A Christian
missionary would never think of doing
such a thing; but the apostates, who know
tho horror which the orthodox Jews have
of seeing a mark of any kind on the left
forearm, put crosses and other devices on
the little fellows In the hope that by do
ing so the parents will not object to tho
children being baptized. They know that,
according to the ctrict letter of the law, a
man who has his arm marked may not put
on the phylacteries which the orthodox
Jews wear when they say their morning
prayers, and they mark the boy and dis
giace hlra In the hope that he will seek
refuge with them when the family dis
A Hruuilert Jewish. Boy.
"I say what I do not from hearsay, but
from observation. A short time ago a
woman came to my office with a small
boy who had allowed a meschumith to
prick a cross on his left forearm. 'Take it
off,' she said, 'any way you please, but
take it off. Burn it out if necessary.' And
the littie fellow, now for the first time
realizing that he had disgaced his parents,
added, 'It don't make any difference if it
hurts or if it takes the skin off take it
out.' But it was impossible to do as they
wished, and they went away heartbroken,
and refused to give their names.
"Within a week three boys have come to
me and asked to have devices not crosses
removed from their arms. They had
been pricked in by apostates." Dr. Bruder
gave the names of these boys: Harry
Feld, 214 East Third Street; Benjamin
Seigfried and William Gliek, 428 East
Julius Finkelstein, who has a drug store
at 204 Delancey Street, said that he had
seen a number of boys recently who.haJ
crosses tattooed on their arms by the apos
tate missionaries. "I am convinced," fie
said, "that the Christian missionaries haJ
nothing to do with this business, and Some
of them would probably not believe that
their Jewish assistants resort to such
methods to make converts."
"One of the apostate missionaries, Oscar
Lemberger, has a peculiar method of pro
cedure," said a resident of the Ghetto.
"He Is a street missionary, and In order
to attract attention he trundles a crippled
man in a pushcart before him. He dis
tributes' candy and small coins, and when
hi3 crowd is sufficiently large he begins
his work. Soon after he has opened the
service a powerful man, who is in collu
sion with him, interrupts the meeting,
calls the missionary foul names, the crowd
takes sides, a fight follows, and the mis
sionary allows himself to be driven away, I
and the next day he poses in public as a
A young man, dark, sallow, and typically
Jewish, who stood in the shadow of a mis
sion house with an air of proprietorship,
was asked about the missionary work, and
said: "I am one of the results of the work.
I was born and raised a Jew, and I found
Christ through the efforts of the mis
sionaries." He said that he had never
known real happiness until ha became a
Christian, and that it would be his life
object to bring his friends into the fold.
His face beamed, his eyes sparkled, and
be was the embodiment of religious en
thusiasm. "Are your parents Christians?" was
"My mother Is dead," he answered.
"Your father is he a Christian?"
"No, he is a Jew.
"Do you say kaddish for your mother?"
"What do you know about kaddish?" ht
asked in a surprised manner.
"Only that it is a prayer which the Jew
say annually in remembrance of their dead.
Do you say the prayer on the anniversary
of your mother's death?"
He shitted uneasily from side to side,
and then said, hesitatingly: "Well, yea.
That part of my faith I have retained."
There was less enthusiasm in his manner,
and he seemed to exemplify the East Side
axiom, "Once a Jew, always a Jew."
Some of the people for whom they are
maintained see only the humorous side of
the missionary business. One man, whog
appearance suggested the Jew of the va
riety stage, said: "Vy shall I be a Chris
tian? Who -will belief me? Because 1
say so no one will let me. into a hotel
where no Jews are taken. The boys rrow
stones at me just the same, and my friends
make fun of me, too. No! a man whe
iooks like me and has a name like bei
mer' or 'berger must hang a card on him
.self 'I am a Christian' so people will know
it, and then most of 'em will not belief
(From the Ventura (Cal.) signal.)
When he was in town the other day for
mer Senator White told this story on Law
yer Chapman, of Los Angeles; Chapman
is good at land and title questions, and
he was associated with White in a certain
case. Chapman, said White, is alio a great
feeder, and loves a good dinner. ,....
One day, just before the big case was
to come up in court. Chapman ran against
a good dinner, and ate more than be ought.
The next day he was sick, and White took
a doctor around to see him.
Chapman was groaning with pain, and the
doctor was puzzled. At last the doctor no
ticed a red spot on Chapman'6 cheek-bone,
and came to the conclusion that Chapman
needed a dentist, and told him so. "You
have an ulcerated tooth. That's what dila
Chapman quit groaning long enough to
turn to his wife and say: "Just hand me
my plates off the bureau, so I can see which
one of those d n teeth is aching."
Of Interest to I.uiHeH.
To the ylih jnd fumLomely dres-cd ladies of
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fact that I hare opened a ladies' tailoring estab
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which jou are cordially invited to inspect. As I
spared no troiihle or expense in making it the
model establishment in tbe city, 1 can safely
state that there neTer was in Washington a hand
somer ladies' tiilorinsr parlor, nor did the ladies
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pride in selecting the finest and latest styled
fabrics of tit everal European capitals, that will
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prices will be fair and reasonable, with first
class workmanship. Obediently. ..urs to serve,
Late of Vienna, and with Worth, of Parw, 1022
Connecticut Avenue nortUwc-st.
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