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A HEME I0H VANDALS
The National Capital a Favorite
Field for Belie Hunters
The Confrrenslonal Library and the
Corcoran Gallery Particularly
Invltlnjr BulldlnprK Carefully
Watched Mount Vernon SpottcrH
Nearly every tourist who visits Wash
ington wants to take away a souvenir
Souvenir Eton In the National Capital
are plentiful but your true souvenir hun
ter wants something that he has culled
himself By prefenrence he will hammer
hew or slice it off from some monument
or landmark That is why it costs Uncle
Bam a young fortune to guard his treas
ures of history- wonder and beauty
Whatever public building you enter
your cane umbrella or whatever you
may iiave that would make a good ham
mer Is taken from you and checked and
at the Congressional Library and Corco
Aran Art Gallery you are watched very
closely Jest you might get an opportunity
to use your heels These two places are
jjartlcularly enticing to the vandal with
aU their statuary and carved marble
Unfortunately the Washington Monu
ment has not been so well guarded con
sequently it Is badly scarred by the dep
redations of the souvenir fiends Inside it
ts very dim In spots the light being sup
plied by an occasional incandescent lamp
along the stairway It Is in this atmos
phere that vandalism flourishes
Like white squares amid the blacks of
a huge checker board stand the memorial
Blabs presented by the States in the Un
ion at the time of the Monument erec
tion the societies and
of the country -wishing their names
to be Immortalized at the National Capi
tal There are more than 150 of these
and many of them are in a distressful
condition of mutilation
Missing heads arms legs and drapery
from the statuary bear eloquent witness
to the appreciation of visitors who were
bo favorably impressed wtt the Monu
ment that they couldnt tear themselves
away without taking something with them
to remember It by Just exactly what
value real or sentimental the left ear
lobe of the Goddess of Prosperity for in
stance can have for any person is hard
for a sane man to understand Somebody
jt It however
Most of the slabs presented by the
States bear simply names and dates in
large bold letters that defy umbrellas and
the like and these remain untouched
save bypenclls that mark their owners
names only to have their traces washed
off on the nxt cleaning day But of the
delicate carving there Is little left The
handsomest slab though one of the small
est measuring 3x5 feet Is that presented
by the American Medical Association rep
resenting a group of the fathers of medi
cine It Is about midway up the Monu
ment about where the climbers rest and
about four feet from the floor a conven
ient reach Hence the condition of the
figures two headless and three armless
Two landings above is a slab represent
ing a locomotive The locomotive looks as
If it had got the worst of a collision The
aouvenir hunter did it Not far away is a
large slab occupying the centre of one
stall for aJieight of six feet In its pres
ent condition it would do for a puzzle pic
tare Before the enthusiastic tourists got
at it with their umbrellas and canes it
represented a fire engine of the old type
jl volunteer fire department of some city
presented it Probably the name of the
city is in some old record It isnt on the
alab Once it was but tho souvenir
sharks got It One thing that they havent
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got Is the fine carving of a pelican the
symbol of the State of Louisiana The
reason is that instead of being a bas
relief the pelican 1s carved into the stone
intaglio fashion and no predatory um
brella can dig that out
When most of the vandalism in the
Monument occurred no one knows but it
probably took place before the checking
system was there compelling visitors to
leave all potential Implements of destruc
tion before going up the Monument Great
protest against this order is made by the
camera liend who generally wants to
take a birds eye view of the city from the
top of the Monument But he has to do
his best without his tripod for that triple
crowbar stays below with the umbrellas
and canes
At Mount Vernon there is a small army
of spotters on the lookout for the
workers of souvenir iniquity A quarter
admission is charged and the money goes
to defray the expense of guarding the
place In Washingtons old home there is
one thing that strikes the notice by Its
contrast to the prevailing simplicity It
is the carved mantelpiece of Carrara mar
ble In the dining room One who Is not
a vandal cannot gaze upon It without
anathematizing the whole race of relic
seekers Even with watchers in every
room some Individual managed to get
in his work ond knock off the head of a
galloping deer in the centre of the group
The animal remained headless for months
Then one day back came the head in a
little box postmarked Paris The culprit
had realized the evil of his ways the vil
lainy of his vandalism
ADVANCES FOE CLERKS
Employes of the IOHtoflicc Depart
ment Promoted
Third Assistant Postmaster General
Madden announced yeFterday the follow
ing promotions changc3 of designation
transfers appointments and reinstate
ments In his bureau under the new Leg
islative bill taking effect July 1
Promotion Major J H Reeve to 2500
from 2250 superintendent postage stamp
supplies and postmasters accounts
Appointment Albert W Bingham 2250
superintendent of system of postal
finance
Promotions From 1800 to 2000 E S
Hall chief files and records division
George D Scott chief redemption divi
sion John B Quay assistant 6uperinten
dent registry system
From lC0O to 1800 William M Mooney
chief clerk registry system W C Fitch
chief clerk stamp division Arthur M
Travers confidential clerk A B Bush
nell clerk classification division William
G Russell clerk stamp division
From 1400 to 1C00 Florence E Smith
clerk Third Assistant Postmaster Gener
al William C Wood clerk finance
sion Henry Sherwood clerk finance
division Andrew K Lind clerk stamp
division John Monoghan clerk stamp di
vision
From 1200 to 1400 George G Thom
son stenographer to chief clerk office of
Third Assistant Postmaster General
Miss M Hilton clerk registry division
Miss E F DoLav clerk stamp division
Capt T V Walker clerk stamp division
Percy Gibbon clerk stamp division
From 500 to 1200 F J Leonard clerk
classification division
From 1000 to 1200 W E Manville
clerk stamp division II C DavJs clerk
finance division A G M Prevost clerk
stamp division John G Bartscher clerk
classification division Paul Freeman
clerk classification division
From 800 to 1000 Mrs J M Denman
clerk stamp division
From C0u to 720 John S Tucker clerk
classification division
Transfers George W Parsons from 900
to 1000 transferred from Pension Office
Claude Dobbins 1000 transferred from
Agricultural Department
Reinstatements -Frank A Barbour
1000 clerk stamp dlviblon Mrs B C
Baker 00 clerk redemption division
A Prominent Politician Dend
BUFFALO Juno 29 Fayette Kelley
one of the leading Democratic politicians
of Erie county and a proalnent attorney
dropped dead of apoplexy at his home In
Hamburg about 9 oclock this morning
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GLORIOUS SHOE VALUE
FOR THE FOURTH
the next three days -we shall offer some of the greatest values in high grade
footwear which have ever been put before you Frankly speaking we are overstocked
in mam higher priced lines and it is these which we have cut deeply to effect a quick disposal
v If you are one of those who are going to mountains or seashore for the summer or if you
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times a third and more In no instance is our guarantee of satisfaction withheld no matter how
great the reduction the assurance is just as strong
350
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the most stylish shapes every pair
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assuring the buyer of another pair for
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before the first soles are worn
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everywhere at 5 our price 350
Womens 250 ti Oft
Oxfords P10
The regular 250 grades of Womens
Turn and Welt Sole Black Oxford
Ties of kid and guaranteed patent
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of heels and toes which have been ap
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Mens Hand made White Linen Duck
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Oxford Ties the kind which youve
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three days at 193
During these three days we shall also sell boys and girls tan high shoes and
black and tan oxfords and slippers many of which are splendidly suitable for moun
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DTCKEASED PAY FOE CLEBKS
Promotion nnd Appointments In the
Trcnuury Department
The following changes In the classified
service of the Treasury Department were
announced yesterday
Appointments on certifications by Civil
Service Commission Supervising Archi
tects Orllce George W Stone Massachu
setts 2000 Eugene T Parker District
of Columbia 1000 Norman -T Vorse
Iowa 810 William D Kneessl District
of Columbia 1000 Eugene Bradbury
Virginia 1200 R Taleott Brooks New
York 840 John W McCIuskey Jr Mas
sachusetts 1000 Coast and Geodetic
Survey George E Selby Maryland 720
Richard W Walker Pennsylvania 00
per month Joseph W Miller Jr Penn
sylvania 75 per month Secretarys of
fice Douglas C Walker Ohio GC0
Promotions Office of Comptroller of tho
Treasury Arthur Hendricks Maryland
1800 to 2000 OHlce of Light House
Board Paca Oberlln Virginia 720 to
900 Office of Comptroller of the Curren
cy Morris M Ogden New York 1400 to
1000 Miss Evaline C Bates New York
1200 to 1400 Miss Emma Lafayette In
diana 1000 to 1200 Mrs Mary E Oliver
Pennsylvania 900 to 1000 William V
Price New York 1000 to 1200 Office
Auditor for State and Other Departments
Calvin Farnsworth Illinois 1C00 to 1800
Office Supervising Architect Leo J Weis
enborn Illinois S40 to 1000 Walter K
LIscombe Ohio 840 to 1000 Benjamin
C Flournoy Maryland 840 to 1000 Of
fice Auditor for War Department R W
A Wilda Alabama 1200 to 1400 Office
of Auditor for Postofflce Department
Miss Lillian M Stahl New York
900 to 1000 Mrs VIctorine Alex
ander South Carolina 840 to 900
M E Higgins Maryland 720 to
840 Edwin A Goodwin District of
Columbia 1400 to 1000 Mips Harriet L
Cameron Minnesota 1200 to 1400 Miss
Edna M Ryun Pennsylvania 1000 to
1200 D E Webb Tennessee 900 to
1000 Miss Ella Lake District of Colum
bia 040 to 900 Fred A Dowsey New
York 720 to 840 Miss Marie H Smith
California G60 to 720 Office of the Sec
retary Russell B Taylor District of
Columbia 1800 to 2000 James L Gerry
Illinois 1400 to 1C00 Fred B Rhodes
Maryland 1200 to 1400 F W McFar
land Montana 900 to 1000 Arthur L
Barnes New York 720 to 900
HADE- INSANE BY THE HEAT
A Pltlursr Woman Sniothem Her
Child and Kill Hcrxclf
PITTSBURG Pa Juno 29 Crazed by
the heat Mrs Barbara Vranlc aged
twenty four a native of Austria smoth
ered her seven-months-old child early this
morning and then committed suicide The
young husband is almost insane After
the death of her child the woman walked
several blocks from her home to the Mo-
i nongahela River and Jumped in Her body
was recovered later
The temperature at 11 oclock this morn
ing was 87 4 degrees higher than at the
same hour yesterday The Indications are
that the seasons record will be broken
unless the predicted thunder showers
come this afternoon Relief is promised
for tomorrow
AilvnntnRCH of American Seed
Oliver J D Hughes the United States
Consul at Coburg Germany in a com
munication to the State Department
quotes from German reports to the ef
fect that the increase In the Droductlan
i of cotton In Russian middle Asia Bok
hara and Khiva In 1900 shows- a notable
Increase over the preceding year which
Is chiefly attributed to the use of first
class American seed Most of the former
confields nre being planted with cotton
so that a total of 7780000 cwts can now
be raised The general Increase of cotton
planting In Asiatic Irnds wns 445 per
cent over the product of 1899 the increase
the Rtlsau districts being 2S5 per
cent
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WASHINGTON SUNDAY JUNE 30 1901
THE LOPOI Of DICKENS
Places Which Figured in His
Stories Fast Disappearing
nuililtiiKS Jlnde Fnuious by the
Great Author Sn to lie Deiuol
JhIiciI 3IrM Gamp IIouhc One of
the First to Glv Way to IroBrw
People who went to see the London of
Dickens will have to hurry up and buy
their tickets for the other side for the
al houses which trie greut author ten
anted with the people of his imagination
people who became as real to us as the
houses thernselves iare jn the process of
demolition or about -to ie demolished And
tho streets and squares frequented by
the beings of his fancy Are being trans
formed The world moves even In Lon
don and improvements nre sweeping
away the old literary landmarks Even
in the rural England where all the camp
with Nell in EnglrSh nieadpws wandered
and lost their way a change is taking
place
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But it is In London that the change is
greatest for there new streets and new
buildings will soon take the place of the
houses at which American tourists used
to look and say Here lived Salrey Gamp
In that other house she watched turn and
turn about with Betsy Prig by the sick
bed of Lewsome Here lived Little Nell
and down the streets thc rioters in Bar
naby Rudge went howling to burn a
church
All the world knows that Salrey Gamp
lived In Klngsgate Street High Holborn
next door but one to the celebrated mut
ton pie shop and directly opposite to the
original cats meat warehouse The house
once occupied by the estlniable Mrs Gamp
and her famous umbrella has stood until
now almost unaltered fromthe day when
Dickens discovered it and engaged lodg
ings there for the chum of Mrs Arris
Now even as then a barber shop occu
pies the ground floor but the successor
of Poll Swccdleplpe does not add the sell
ing of birds to his other occupations as
Poll did Otherwise it remains about the
same as it was when the precocious Mr
Bailey astonished Mr Sweedleplpe by
asking there for a shave This house Is
now about to come down to make room
for the new Strand to Holborn Avenue
Americans will regret the disappearance
of this landmark of Dickens and more
than the Londoners themSelyes who sel
dom appreciate their literafry shrines un
til they have been discovered end exploit
ed by the Americans The well known
case of Shakespeares house In Stratford-on-Avon
is only one of many Instances
In which England failed tq realize the
value of her possessions until Americans
aroused her from her apathy To the old
house in Klngsgate Street more and more
American pilgrims have gone every year
to look up at the window through which
Mrs Gamp first made the acquaintance
of Mr Pecksniff and Poll Sweedleplpes
successor has had his business much in
creased by visitors from the New World
who wanted to say when they got homo
that they had had a Dickens shave In
the house of Stlrey Gamp
But the Klngsgate house la not the only
one with which the worthy Gamp is as
sociated which is shortly to vanish be
fore the pick and spade of improving
housebreakers The Black Bull Inn in
Holborn is doomed It waa there that
Saircy and Betsy Prigg nursed Lewsome
It is Just as It was in Salreys time and
the parapet which was such a source
of comfort to Mrs Gamp who anticipated
an easy escape that way in case oC fire
still adorns the front of the building It
was in the Black Bull that Mrs Gamp so
highly recommended the cowcumbers to
her colleague and the building today is
redoler of the creature comforts which
in forms liquid and solid did so much to
cheer Mrs Arris chum through her vig
ils Was it here or in tho Klngsgate
that Salrey uttered the historic injunc
tion to Mrs Prig Drink fair Betsy
Whatever you do drink fair
Still another Dickens place is to be de
molished This is the Old Curiosity Shop
in Portugal Street It Is the real shop
without a doubt of which Dickens wrote
It was one of those receptacles -for old
and curious things which seem to crouch
In odd corners of this town and to hide
their treasures from the public eye in
Jealousy and distrust It Is now a
waste paper warehouse but on its front
it fears the Inscription The Old Curi
osity Shop Immortalized by Charles
Dickens Dickena came across it in one
of his rambles ahout the city nobody
knows when perhaps when he was a
boy working in the blacking factory and
often hungryXor want of a meal At any
rate when the poor little city waif
whose father was in tho debtors Jail be
came the great author he hired the
house for the occuancy of Little Nell and
her grandfather From that house Quilp
turned them out and thither came Dick
Swiveller Kit Codlin and Short It Is a
picturesque old shop In Jilst the condition
It was when the Dickens folk lived there
and it takes little lmaglnatipn to repeo
ple it with the characters of the story to
which it gave a name But its doom has
been spoken
A whole slice of Dtckcnsland will disap
pear with the blotting out of Sardinia
Street This queer litlc thoroughfare Is
associated with the description of the
Gordon riots in Barnaby Rudge Nev
er at any one time have so many literary
landmarks In London been in the process
of destruction or awaiting it as now But
what London will lose in sentiment it
will gain in substantial street improve
ments Besides as Mrs Gamp observes
on the occasion of another disappear
ance Its what we must- all come to
Its as certain as being born except that
we cant make our calculations as exact
Tho reality of Dickens deperidtnfter all
little upon material things Everybody
has in his Imagination an Old Curiosity
Shop of hla own which Js more satisfac
tory perhaps than the Teal article would
be Frequently when ope has built for
himself Imaginary houses and landscapes
wherein live and move the creatures of
the novelists fancy it is a distinct shock
to be brought face to face with the real
place the one tho novelist IwuVln mind
and find out how uterlyi different It is
from his own And as to the necessity of
tearing down these landmarks of Dlckens
land why London need3 street improve
ments about 4 badly on any city that
can bo mentioned Still still it would
bo pleasing if the landmarks could be
left standing Even it Dltons Saircy
Gamps house did fight with our own
Salrey Gamps house it was the Salrey
Gamps house that Dickens knew and his
was the supreme right In time our own
Salrey Gampa house would be bound to
vanish before tho spell of the original
one However they might tear down all
London and sow the site wlthsalt with
out touching a hair off the lellcatc head
of Little Nell tho Salrey Gamps old um
brella and pattens defy the stjorms of time
and the rains of oblivion
ISpitortli Lmkiii Convention San
FrimclHco
0325 for the round trip Waslilnffton to San
Francisco via Southern Hallnay sold July 5 to
12 final limit Auirust 31 Vanahlc routca
j ply to agents for detailed information
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ER0M TAR OFF ARGENTINA
A Splendid Dinplny Made at the Pan
Aiuerlcan I2t position
BUFFALO June 29 Americas acquain
tance -with Argentina will be considerably
Increased during the span of the Pan
American Exposition The country is
composed of fourteen States and ten Ter
ritories most of which nre practically
unknown to the residents of North Amer
ica There Is such an elaborate aggrega
tion of the products from this far away
country representing as It does so many
useful and ornamental articles that the
visitor to this division is agreeably sur
prised i
One of the first things to attract atten
tion is a section of a mahogany tree in
tact exeept the bark which has been re
moved and the sap surface which was
originally covered with banc Is very nice
ly polished The log from which this sec
tion W5is cut was about six feet in diame
ter showing the Immense size that these
valuable trees attain in Argentina
Tho variety of agricultural products Is
one of the strong points of the exhibit
which Jh properly so because of the vast
resources of Argentina In this respect
The possibilities of food supplies from this
source are in this manner elaborately sug
gested even a resident of Boston would
be satisfied with the numerous Jars con
taining so many odd varieties of the bean
family ranging In color all the way from
white to drab browns and blacks show
ing a variety in shape as well as in qual
ity and size The balance of the case
is filled with Jars of sugar in all stnges
of preparation from the first crude pro
duction of the cane to the ordinary gran
ulated and familiar broken loaf Grains
that we are all familiar with comprising
wheat in many varieties barley rye oats
white yellow and red corn with seeds
that are familiar and a great many that
arc strangers are here forming an exten
sive collection in this agricultural exhibit
Goobers and peanuts wild and culti
vated cotton nasturtium seeds and sam
ples of starches manufactured from dif
ferent cereals together with farina de
mandloca flour with a few other oddi
ties cornplete the exhibit In still another
case It might be mentioned here that
mandloca Is a food substance that In all
probability in the near future will find an
extensive market in a good many north
ern countries when its merits are better
known It is a product of the cassava
plant that grows something after the
fashion ofji carrot It Is fusiform and
of many varieties some of which attain
to the size of a mangel wurzel
Turning from the food products to wear
ing apparel we find more varieties of
wool than we are accustomed to In cases
here shown are 200 samples representing
an annual clip from 100000000 head of
sheep
Sandwiched In between the cases of
wool Is an assortment of mineral products
comprising an object lesson in minerals
and a geological formation that is ex
ceedingly interesting The larger speci
mens consisting of some very odd and
beautiful slabs of onyx are placed near
by in frames on tire floor
The colors of some of these specimens
are very fine Indeed A great many
views of the different sections of the Re
public are scattered about through the
exhibit showing city and country life in
a manner that properly illustrates the
wonderful progressiveness of this South
American Republic
s hi you VbUldilke to visit Argentina go
to the Pan American Exposition and hunt
out the Agricultural Building it is cheap
er and quicker than going to South Amer
ica and the results in regard to informa
tion will be probably almost as satisfac
tory Argentina is a large country con
sisting of mountain and plain hills val
leys mining sections and water ways In
great variety besides an extensive coast
line It Is a country that one may expect
to hear from extensively In commercial
transactions before another decade has
rolled round
In the matter of cattle Argentina is ex
ceedinfely wealthy as there are cattle on
a thousand hills with others scattfiivd
through the valleys She can supiir oo
vlne products to the rest of the world
The United States will look to these
southern countries in the near future for
supplies of thlB nature to feed the mil
lions Of factory workers that are increas
ing with such rapidity
CBEDIT NOT ALL FUNSTONS
ClalmedThnt He Did Not Discover
AKulnnldo Illdlnpr Place
The Army and Navy Register In its
issue yesterday makes the statement that
It was not General Funston who discov
ered the location of Agulnaldo but Lieut
J D Taylor of the Twenty fourth Infan
try The Register says
Taylor was in command of a company
of his regiment at Pantabangan in the
fastnesses of the Caraballo Mo mtalns
seventy five miles from the railroad In
May 1900 one Procoplo Llnsangan was
appointed chief of police and gained the
confidence of Taylor to whom ho made
the proposition that a native military
band be organized Procoplo was sent to
Manila under pass to purchase necessary
musical instruments and in hi3 absence
Lieutenant Taylor learned that the man
was In reality a Major Nesario Alambrla
of the insurrcctos and that dome of the
enemy were in the neighborhood awaiting
a call to take up arms they had conveni
ently hidden
It further developed that Procoplo
Llnsangan never went to Manila
In February last a party of captured
Insurgents was brought to Taylors quar
ters They proved to be deserters frojn
Major Alambrias camp and one of the
members a sergeant named Sanse was
forced to divulge the hiding place of a
number of Filipino documents including
letters addressed to Filipino officials and
to Llnsangans wife It took a good deal
of effort in the way of tracking down In
surgents nnd following up clues by Lieu
tenant Taylor before he able to as
certain that Agulnaldo was at Palanan
under the name of Tenrente Abanderado
On February 10 Lieutenant Taylor sent
to General Funston all the letters of
which he was In possession together with
other valuable Information which made
possible the conception and execution of
General Funstons notable exploit Lieu
tenant Taylor employed the greatest tact
skill Judgment and knowledge of native
character In digging out the information
which made it possible to capture Agul
naldo The remarkable part of the whole
affair is that Taylor has not been men
tioned in the official accounts of the
means of Agulnaldos location and na
turally he has not shared in any of the
reward which went to the other officers
who contributed to Funstons success
FOB A NEW AB1TY POST
I In m IInnl Bought 1 the Govern
ment for SUiTOO
The United States Government has pur
chased Plum Island at the extreme end of
Long Island for the purpose of estab
lishing a new army post The transac
tion wns concluded by United States Dis
trict Attorney Pettit the former owner
ex Mayor Abram S Hewitt receiving for
tho property consisting of 640 acres the
sum of 04700
The MonoiiKalieln to lie Repaired
NEV YORK June 29 Th training
ship Monongahela now at tht Brooklyn
Navy Yard has been examined by a
board of survey who are to decide what
repairs are necessary before another
cruise can be made by the old wooden
craft The ship Is to be placed in do
dock for an examination It will be a
month or more before the repairs will be
completed An officer of the ship said
that nbout 400 men of whom 220 will be
apprentices will compose the next crew
and a trip probably will be made to Eu
ropean waters
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The American Troona In the VIm
ajiiM Urped to Grow VeKetnblcM
Brig Gen R P Hughes commanding
the Department of the VIsayas in the
Philippines has issued an order advising
the soldiers to grow vegetables for their
own consumption He says
Inasmuch as conditions ivairant the
assumption that the troops will enjoy
greater permanency in location than form
erly the department commander Invites
attention of company commanders to the
fact that excellent vegetables ought to
be grown in these islands for at least
eight months of the year
As those which do well during one por
tion of the year may be burned by the
sun or rotted through excessive wet in
another it I3 advised that experiments
from month to month enquiry of the best
local authorities in the vicinity and a per
sistent effort be made to prepare the data
for the comfort of those who may come
hereafter should our stay not be suffi
ciently long for us to reap the benefit of
our labors
The subsistence department has a
moderate supply of seeds of various kinds
nhich will be distributed to those making
application to the chief commissary of
the department
FATHER KENNEDY HONORED
Appointed Rector of the Xortlt Anier
Icim College In Home
The papal delegation In this city wns
advised yesterday of the appointment
by the Vatican ef the Rev Thomas - S
Kennedy of Philadelphia as rector of the
North American College la Rome
Dr Kennedy Is forty four years of age
and a native of Pennsylvania lie re
ceived a liberal portion of hla education
In Rome He is now a professor at the
Overbrook Seminary in Philadelphia
The appointment is highly pleaslng to
the Catholic Church officials In this city
among whom Dr Kennedy is well known
Trade in Ilritisli India
The State Department has received
from Richard Gucnther tho United
States Consul Genera at Frankfort Ger
many a communication stating that ac
coiding the French official reports the
demand for electric ventilators In British
India exceeds the supply American ven
tilators arc being introduced but it is
stated that the people of British India
prefer ventilators with blades of from
i j to 6 inches while those of American
make are only about 3inches Ameri
can manufacturers adds Mr Guenther
would do well to verify this statement
and govern themselves according to
actual demands
Second Part
MMMIMM
I A Grand
Explosion
of Shoe Prices
for 4th of July Week
Well celebrate the 4th of July week with some real
sensations in shoe values and will serve up several big
l gations of fine footwear at mere fragments of regular prices
Fourth ol July Specials for Men
Mens 5 Shoes 250
One lot of liens Fine
Black Calf Skin and Patent
Leather Shoes regularly
worth 5 4th of July week
as long as they last 2 50
Fourth ol July
Womens Hot
Weather Slippers
Coolness and comfort com
bined
Bed Kid 49c
Black Kid 49c
JTadras Cloth 49 C
Turkish embroidered 49c
Mens 350
Patent Leathers 225
About 150 pairs of H S
and H Tatent Leather
regular 350 values 4th of
July week 225
Specials lor Women
Two Special Sales
of Oxfords
For 4th of July week we
continue the sale of Wo
mens
250 Oxfords at i 8
3700 Oxfords at 249
Also special lot of Wo
mens mannish shape Black
Calf Oxfords very swell
worth 350 for 249
i Crockers qsSTa
THE TAX ON MIXED IXOTJE
A Kullnsr an to AVIien the Artfele Is
n Subject of Revenue
Frank E Kellogg Collector of the Sixth
district Kansas City Mo recently re
quested from the Commissioner of Inter
nal Revenue a ruling as to whether the
product of theR T Davis Mill and Manu
facturing Company of St Joseph Mor is
a mirfed flour under the act of March 2
190L In reply to the enquiry Mr Yerke3
said
The act of March 2 1301 had for its
object to define more fully the words
mixed flour and to give statutory au
thority for exempting from the tax those
mixtures in which flour was not the chief
component part except where the mix
ture was Intended for sale or was sold
or offered for sale as mixed flour
This act goes into effect on the 1st
proximo and this office now rule3 that the
mixed flour subject to tax Is the food
product resulting from the grinding or
mixing together of wheat or wheat flour
as the principal constituent lti duantlty
of the whole mixture with any other
grain or the product of any other grain
or other material except such material
not exceeding 5 per cent in quantity
and not the product of any grain as Is
commonly used for baking purposes Pro
vided That when the product resulting
from the grinding or mixing together of
wheat or wheat flour with any other
grain or the product of any other grain
of which wheat or wheat Hour is not the
principal constituent as specified in the
foregoing definition Is Intended for sale
or is sold or offered for sale aa wheat
flour such product shall be held to be
mixed flour within the meaning of this
To be subject to the tax as mixed flour
therefore the blended product must either
contain over 50 per -cent of wheat flour
or if it contains a less per cent of
wheat Hour it must be intended for sale
or be sold or offered for sale as wheat
Hour and not as mixed Hour
The classification under the act of
June 13 1S9S as mixed flour of mixtures
which contained less than 50 per cent
of wheat flour was correct and tax upon
such product has been and will be in
curred until July 1 1901 when the amend
ed statute takes effect
SOLDIERS AS GARDENERS
I HERE MUSIC HOLDS Sf AT
One of the Attractions at
Library of Congress
tho
A Rare Collection of the Worka of
Composer Fnntona and Obscure
A Feature Made PomIbIe by the
International Copyright Law
To the average visitor to the Congres
sional IJbrary the section devoted to tha
library of music proves of but little In
terest Situated at the end of the south
east corridor one of the most frequented
containing the Gardiner Hubbbard collec
tion of engravings and the heliotints pre
sented by the Berlin Society of Art tha
sightseer wanders In casually enquires
where he Is and on being told gazes
around vaguely and wanders out again
To the uninitiated in music it appears
neither attractive nor interesting but to
the musical person it is a very mina of
pleasure and profit
It presents every advantage to the stu
dent from a splendid grand piano where
on he msy iry over any Composition ha
chooses to a collection of photographs
of famous musicians including the
latest metropolitan opera idol aa
well as the classic masters from
an exhaustive library pertaining to
serious musical matters to the light
est weekly publication dedicated to
news of the musical profession He may
also hear If he cannot play or if he can
almost any composition he desires on an
automatic self playing attachment for tha
piano This is decidedly a popular feature
of the muslcat library and the average
visitors who hear the performances num
ber between fifty and seventy five daily
a hundred and forty eight being present
one day last week
The musical library had its Incentlon
with the birth of the International Copy
right law in 1S90 since which time all tha
countries who are parties to it have sent
copyright copies to the Congressional li
brary of everything musical published All
this mass of music tied in bundles lay
In out-of-the-way places in the Capitol
until September 1S37 when It was remov
ed to its present quarters The Copyright
law is still its main contributor as well
as its origin and an average of 16000 mu
sical publications are received annually a
library almost in Itself Of course th
Government to promote Its completeness
has had to purchase most of the classics
which are and always were exempt from
copyright There is no special appropria
tion for the music and after the other
departments of the Library are provided
for from the general fund there Is not
a large amount left for music so its
growth Is not as rapid as might be It is
a very generous collection however and
already contains most of what Is good
in the world of music
The collection of opera scores Is par
ticularly fine and embraces almost th
entire range of thia form of composition
The- library dealing with musical sub
jects is also very complete and contains
every work of note The largest depart
ment Is naturally the sheet music Nine
tenths of the publications received being
in this form There are stacks anil
stacks of it all carefully catalogued and
arranged three fifths at least meeting
its ultimate fate in this particular man
ner destined to make no more noise thaa
if it had not been written for Just that
purpose There is everything from ths
sentimental balad of thirty or forty years
ago which our mothers used tp sing to
the very latest thing in coon songs a
motley collection of names ranging from
the best known song writers to the to
tally inknown but ambitious composer
who is guilty of perhaps just one effort
in this line
The muhicnl library nas delightful
long lofty corridor lighted by
windows along each side The fittings are
not what one would expect but then tho
place is very young and tha present fix
tures are only temporary The music
roura where the piano stands is across
the hall to the north it Is very large and
so high posted that It is undesirable for
its purpose on account of the reverbera
tion This is somewhat obviated when tha
room is full but to the quiet music lover
who wishes to try over his favorite com
position alone it Is a great drawback for
he can hardly distinguish what he is do
ing
The library is in charge of Mr Whittle
sey and six assistants all of them most
courteous and attentive Four of tha
assistants are on duty from 9 until 330
and two from the latter hour until 10
oclock at which hour the Library Is
closed to the public

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