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MB SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JUNK 21. 1891.
TIRED AND SWAMPED.
OKNSUS HUl'KKrNTKNOKNT 1'OKTKIt
SAID TO IIAVK KKSIGNKH.
Tho IUr Discharges in the Olllcc Owing
to tlie KxliauHtlutt of tho Appropria
tion JIavo CuuHcd it Hlocknric or Work
ami Great KmlmrraHHincnl.
Superintendent of the Census Porter Is un
derstood to be tired o tho'load he Is carrying
and of tbo way lu which his work hns been
discredited. So tlrod is ho that his resigna
tion is understood to have been written out
and is now in tho hands ot his friends. It is
not known that Mr. Porter received any noti
fication from his superiors that they arc dis
satisfied with tho manner In which he has
conducted tho taking of tho census. It 16 be
lieved, however, that President Harrison has
been greatly annoyed at tho persistent attacks
inado on the accuracy of tho census and tho
widespread dissatisfaction with it, especially
In tho Northwest. In this section of the
country tho feeling Is so bitter that It 16 likely
to affect tho Republican vote.
ABido from any considerations of this kind,
it is believed that Mr. Porter has got himself
so thoroughly swamped that he would bo glad
to cet out. From the first ho was filled with
a desire to make a great record for himself by
completing the census quickly. To do this
ho put on a very largo forco of clerks in tho
Census Office hero and goaded them to the
utmost to get all tho work possible out of
them. This caused many complaints from
the clerks in the office and their friends.
More than this, tbo great rush with which
everything was done in the office gave color to
the stories that accuracy was considered of
less consequence by Superintendent Porter
than tho making of a record for himself by
getting the work done quickly.
While these complaints of '.'sweating" aud
hasty work were constantly appearing In the
press, other complaints of an equally damag
lnc character concerning the administration
of the Census Office were afloat. It has been
common talk for months that unworthy
women had been given employment in tho
office, and that they were not required to
work a6 hard as the other clerks who held
their places by no questionable influence.
This sort of talk was common about town, and
there is good reason to believe there was just
ification for it. It can hardly be possible
that it failed to reach the ears of the Presi
dent. But the worst consequence of Mr. Porter's
policy of rushing work became manifest a
couple of week6 ago. It was then suddenly
discovered that the appropriation for the cen
sus wa6 almost exhausted because of the large
number of employes who had been put to
work at tho start. If the force was maintained
at Its then strength, tho appropriation would
be quickly spent aud all work would have to
come to a standstill.
This was a most embarrassing dilemma.
There was nothing to do but to make heavy
reductions in the force of employes, although
the work was by no means In such shape that
this could bo afforded. But there was no
help for it, and about two weeks ago tho guillo
tining began. Clerks were discharged by the
hundred, and the work on which they had
been engaged was dropped where it 6tood.
During the past week over 500 discharges
were made, and more are to follow. Every
division of the office has been affected
by these reductions of force, and
as a consequence there is a
general blocking: of work. The accounts of
the numerators, concerning tho tardy settle
ment of which there has been complaint from
the first, are now in worse shape than ever.
Through all divisions, It Is understood, there
is a blockade, with no prospect of lifting it
until more money Is provided from some
source. In short, Superintendent Porter is
. swamped, mostly if not altogether by his own
fault, and in his disgust aud discouragement
he is said to have written out his resignation.
ftTis certain that if Mr. Porter remains in
office until Congress reconvenes, ho will be
subjected to a scathing investigation by the
House, and that he would have a very hard
tlmo getting more money from that bodv. un
less there was a radical chance in ' the
methods of work in the Census Office.
The American Athletes Abroad.
London, Juno 20. The team representing
tho New York Manhattan Athletic Club, now
on a visit to this country, made Its, dubut at
Hudder6field to-day in the presence of an im
mense crowd, it being estimated that fully
18,000 persons were In attendance. The
Americau athlete& had apparently not re
covered from the fatigue Incident to their sea
voyage and did not appear to be
in first-rate form. In the 120-yards dash
Luther Carey won the opening heats, but
lost tho final heat. In the scratch 220-yards
race Carey was more fortunate, finishing first
by two yards. Tho quarter-mile handicap run
was also won by a Manhattan athlete, H. L,
Dad man scoring the race in au easy manner.
Lottery Tickets in Letters.
Phii,aii:ijjha, Pa., Juno 20. Tho special
inspector of tho United States Treasury De
partment in this city, to-day seized eighteen
letters addressed to various persons, contain
ing tiokets of a Hamburg lottery compauy.
The letters were taken to the custom
house, where their value will be ap
praised. Tho rulo Is to assess each ticket
for 25 per cent, of its face value. The send
ing of lottery tickets through the mails Is a
misdemeanor, but this is the first case of the
kind, and it remains to be proven whether
the law applies to foreign lottery companies.
The case will bo taken up Borne time next
To Be Honored by the Queen.
MoNTiiKAi., Ont., Juue 20. It is rumored
iu political circles that Lady Macdonald is to
be made a peereBS by the Queen in recognition
of Sir John Macdonald's eminent services to
tho empire. Tho same authority says that
after the present session of Parliament Hugh
John Macdonald, son of thelato Premier, will
go to England to lay personally before Her
Majesty Sir John Macdonald's order and
decorations, and that there is a likelihood of
Hugh John Macdonald himself being knighted
by the Queen.
To Call Upon Mrs. .Tell'. Davis.
Richmond, Va., June 20. The committee
appointed by the Davis Monument Associa
tion aud tho Chamber of Commerce to wait
upon Mrs. Jefferson with a view of securing
her consent for the Interment of the remains
of her husband in this city will leave for New
York on Monday to perform that mission,
"Faust Beer" Is guaranteed to lo Btr&ight
ager and six months old.
TITB "HOIiY COAT,'
Tlie Kiiroly-Soon Seamless Garment, to Ho
Copyrighted by Associated Pre??.
NimuN, Juno 20. A great religious func
tion will open nt Troves on August 23, when
tho rarely-seen "holy coat" will bo exhibited
In tho Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Helen
thereto the Catholic faithful during six weeks.
Tho holy coat Is a relic which has been pre
served with tho greatest reverence in the
Treves Cathedral Tor many years, and is es
teemed as its greatest treasure. It is alleged
to be the seamless coat wdrn by Our Saviour.
It is said to havo been discovered by tho Em
press Helena during her memorable visit to
Palestine In tho fourth century.
After numerous vicissitudes the coat was
deposited In tho Cathedral of St. Peter aud
St. Helen, and since the year 111)0 has. at ex
ceedingly loug intervals, been exhibited to the
faithful. Miraculous curative properties are
ascribed to tho relic. The exhibition of tho
holy coat in 1844 is memorable fQrthe reaction
which it produced, leading to tho secession of
tho Kongo nnd German Catholics from tho
Church of Home. The exhibitions have al
ways been attended by almost countless
throngs, and an enormous Influx of pilgrims
Is expected in August. The Rhino railways
arc preparing for tho service. They expect to
carry 40,000 passengers daily.
Our Consul GoucrAl at Berlin Simply Dirt
Copyrighted by Associated Press.
Beiimn, Juno 20. Mr. William Hayden Ed
wards, tho American Consul General, who, in
tho beginning of his career, encountered much
opposition on account of hls6tilct adherence
to the rules of tho State and Treasury Depart
ments, has received a well-merited compliment
by a decision of the German Minister of Com
merce, which has just been published In tho
reports of tho Berlin Board of Trade.
Tho Berlin merchants had appealed to the Min
ister protesting against Mr. Edwards' action
as being unfair to German trade. The Minister
replied that after careful investigation ho
found that the United States Consul
General had simply done his duty, and that
there was no reason for complaint. The reply
of the Minister is couched in terms highly
complimentary to Mr. Edwards.
Active Preparations to Take Part iu tlie
Chicago "World's Fair.
Copyrighted by Associated Press.
Beulin", June 20. The Relchsanzeiijer (offi
cial) states that German commercial aud mer
cantile associations are now actively giving
attention to the details of their preparations
for taking part in the Chicago Columbian
Fair. As soon as an approximate estimate
can be inado of the extent of the German In
dustries which will participate, which will
be about tho beginning of autumn, the im
perial commissioner will place himself in com
munication with the leading representatives
of tho industries. An agent of tho Govern
ment will proceed to the United States to
ward the end of tho year iu order to arrange
for the installation of the German section,
and especially to arrange for the allotment of
the neceBsarj Hpace.
American "Personals" by Cable.
Beulin, June 20. Mr. Porter, the American
Minister to Italy, is at present sight-seeing in
Berlin. He will shortly goto London to meet his
daughter. Vice ConsulG; Mi Wood will ac
company him. They were given a lunch to-day
by Mr. William Walter Phelps, tho American
Senator McMillan, of Michigan, with his
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rust, of Chicago, and
Dr. Shearer and his wife, also of Chicago,
have arrived iu Berlin.
A private musicalo has been given here by
Ida Scalla, of Philadelphia. The performers
were Mary Bailey aud Elizabeth Struthers, of
New York, and Marlon Carpenter and Mary
Rust, of Chicago.
Walter Damrosch haB engaged Herr Frotzky,
of Leipsic, for his New York orchestra.
Cure of Leprosy.
London, June 20. The leportof tho leprosy
commission which has been Inquiring since
November last into tho conditions under which
this disease spreads and breeds in India is
approaching completion. Some thousands of
cases have" been examined, microscopic re
searches made luto tho distribution of tho
supposed bacillus of leprosy, and a series of
bacteriological investigations conducted,
which are said to have given astonishing re
sults, promising tho euro of this hitherto
irremediable curso. The report, which spe
cially deals with tho question of contagion and
heredity, will bo flsont on toS tho Indian Gov
ernment and transmitted to tho home India
Office about the end of the month.
All Quiet, in Samoa.
St. Johnsihtoy, Vt., Juno 20. In a letter
received hero yesterday, United States Land
Commissioner Henry C. Ide, who arrived at
Apia, Samoa, May 10, says, recent rumors to
the contrary, the new Government is
now fairly under way. Tho Islands
are entirely peaceful and Malietoa is
universally recognized as King. The new
Chief Justice, appointed from the Supremo
Court of Sweden, and the English und Ger
man Commissioners havo arrived, and every
thing Is quiet and prosperous, Mr. Ide
speaks enthusiastically of his reception by
Philadelphia, Pa., June 20. At Elmhurst
last night Daniel Freas, a highly respected
young mau, was called to tho door of his home
by some unknown party and then shot twice
with a revolver, Ono of the bullets entered
Freas' head, near tho eye, and he is lying in a
critical condition. There is no clue tohlsas
salluut. Reduced. Rates Tor Fourth of July,
Tho Pennsylvania Railroad will place on sale
July 3 aud 4 round-trip tickets to points on
its fine ut reduced rates. These tickets will be
good going on tho 3d aud 4th, and good to re
turn until July 7, inclusive. This reduction is
made to meet tho wishes of a large number of
persons who take advantage of this holiday for
making a short trip.
Novelties in Wall-paper.
In tho way of wall-papers, apple blossoms
and chrysanthemums treated in a shadowy
Japanese kind of fashion are now Yery popu
lar, as are tho heavier Japanese papers out
lined with gold. Paper the ceiling of a Yery
high or largo room, but not that of a small
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Drink Taunhauser beer. II. Benzler,
OUR EUROPEAN GUESSING- CONTEST
WE DESIRE TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE ARE
GIVING UP OUR DRY 6000S DEPARTMENT
IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR OUR
GREATLY INCREASES TRADE IN" MIL1INBBX AND CLOAKS
AND WE WOULD ADVISE ALL OF OUR PATRONS NOT TO MISS THIS
CLOSING-OUT SALE OF DRY GOODS.
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BILK. DEPARTMENT.- 19-inch Faille
Francaise, in all colors, at :i7ic; regular
pricoTSc. Stripe Surah Silk at 45c: regular
price C5c. 27-inch China Silk at 87ic: reeu
lar price $1.25. Figure China Silk ut37ic:
regular price 05c. Surah Silk, all shades, at
374c; regular price 02ic 20-inch China
Flcured Silk at 4Sc; regular price 75c. 42
inch Glory Silk at 89c; regular price $1.15.
BLACK DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.
All-wool 40-inch Henrietta, 45c; regular
price 05c. Mohair, 40-Inch, 45c; regular
BLACK LACE DEPARTMENT. Silk
Grenadine at 50c. ; regular price 75c 45-inch
Silk Dress Net at 75c; regular price $1.12.
45-inch Silk Spanish Lace at $1.37; regular
COLORED DRESS GOODS DEPART
MENT. 50 pieces of 30-inch Wool Dress
Goods, in plaids and stripes, never sold less
than 25c. Reduced to 10c.
25 pieces Cloth Dress Goods, in large pluids
and stripes, will make an elegant garment for
tho seashore. Reduced from 50c. to :$7 l-2e.
45-inch Henriettas, in golden brown, light
aud dark garnet, old rose and navy blue.
Reduced from 80c to 02 l-2c.
49-inch Cashmere, with side bauds in green,
brown, gray and garnet. Reduced from 50c
to ii7 l-2c.
All our 54-lnch Ladles' Cloth, good quality,
which were sold at $1 per yard, will close
them at 70c. per yard.
We still have a few "pieces of our 50c Mo
hairs left, in brown, green, navy and steel
gray. Balance to go at 37 l-2c.
GINGHAMS. Anderson's French Ging
hams in very pretty designs, regular price 30c,
Scotch Ginghams, all new patterns, regular
price 20c, at 15c.
American Ginghams, regular prices 12i and
15c, at Oc.
Our entire stock of 8 and 10c Ginghams at
LAWNS. 50 pieces Lawn, soft fluish, in
figured, stripes and checks, neat patterns, at
SATEENS. 25 pieces Sateen, in plain
colors, blue, pink, brown, green, cream, tan,
gray and red, regular price 121c, at Oc.
ALL SPECIAL PRICES ADVERTISED FOR OUR GREAT CLEARING SALE OF MILLINERY AND WRAPS'
HOLD GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK.
FOR G. A. It, CHARITY.
Successful Kxcuralon of the AVotuau's
The Woman's Relief Corps, Department of
the Potomac, gave a pleasant excursion to
Marshall Hall ou Monday evening last.
Several hundred guests enjoyed the beautiful
moonlight rido down tbo Potomac. A notable
feature of tho evening's entertainment was a
fish dinner given by Burnsldo Post No. 8,
at which Commander Bickford presided.
Speeches were made by Past Commander
Hendricks, Generals Morgan and Hayes, Cap
tain McKoo, and T. II. Sypherd, each paying
a glowing tribute to the Woman's Relief
Corps for their onuobllng acts of charity to the
poor and needy widows and orphans of old
Among those present were Commander
Bickford, of BurnsldePost; Arthur Hendricks,
Past Commander Burnsldo Post; Mrs. Ida V.
Hendricks, president Department of Potomac,
W. R. C; T. J. Morgan, Commissioner of In
dian Affairs, and wife; Colonel Edward
Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. D. Browne, Mr.
and Mrs. T. II. Sypherd, Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore Tallmadge, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Weiler,
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Davis, D. F. Mc
Gowan, wife, and 6on; J. H, Shaw, Mrs. Pru
ette, Miss Rose Akley, Mrs. Turner, Miss
Swan, Mrs. Clara Murphy, Lieutenant, Mrs.,
and Miss Jackobson, E. L. Whelhlte, George
W. Bilyen, Alice Rocheford, Will Gittinger,
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. McCabe, E. J. Collett and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Frauk Pruette, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Fuss, Mrs. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Jack
son, C. J. Staiey, W. C. Evans, J. W. Austin,
J. A. Wicker6haw,Asslstant District Attorney
Mullawny, aud T. G. Mandt, of Wisconsin.
Cats of Great Men.
Now York Truth.
In France a fondness for cats Is evidently
not confined to old maids.- Paul de Kock,
Theophllo Gautler, Franools Coppee, and
Baudelaire are among some of the celebrated
men who cherish pet cats, while Talne bus
composed a Eonnet in honor of the beautiful
Angora puss, who is Renan's feline favorite.
Even the sages of Boston have been quite as
Drink Taunhauser beer, H. Benzler.
Joseph Johnson, a white lad of 15 years,
living on K btreet, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth northeast, was badlydmrned about
tho head and body last night by the expiation
of a gasoline stove. His injuries are very
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CALICOES. 75 Tlll'P.i'R Cnllnn. fnnt. nnlnru
warranted, in grays and faucles, regular price
8c, at O l-4c.
100 pieces Fancy Calicoes, regular price 04
and 7c, at 4c.
OUTING SUITING. 50 pieces Outing
Cloth, in stripes and plaids, regular value IS?
and 15c, at 10c.
CASHMERE. Double-width Cashmere, in
all colors, regular value 13i and 15c, at Oc.
WHITE GOODS.-40 inch wide Apronettes,
In colored borders and white laco work bor
ders; regular price 15c, at Oc.
20 pieces Imitation China Silks for curtain
draperies, neat patterns; regular value 12J and
15c, at Oc.
Pacific Lawns, in plain and fancy colors,
yard wide, regular value 121c, at 8c.
23 pieces Cross-bar Plaid Dress Muslin, reg
ular price 15c, at lOc.
10 pieces of Fine Quality Checked Nain
sook, regular price 25c, at 15c.
5 pieces Cross-bar Pique, regular price 20c,
5 pieces Figured Marseilles, regular price
25c, at 18c.
10 pieces Silkaline, black ground, light fig
ures and stripes, regular price 25c, at 15c.
WHITE BED SPREADS. White Bed
Spreads, fringed, regular price 05c, at 45c.
10-4 Crocheted Bed Spread, regular value $1,
11-4 Crocheted Bed Spread, regular value
$1.35, at $1.00.
11-4 Heavy Crocheted Bed Spread, Mar
seilles design, regular price $1.75, at $1.35.
TABLE LINENS. 54-inch German Linen,
warranted all linen, regular price 30c, at 23c.
00-iuch German Linen, line quality, regular
price 45c, at 35c.
00-inch Heavy German Linen, regular price
05c, at 48c.
00-iuch Bleached Damask, handsome de
signs, regular price 87ic, at 05o
08-inch Extra Damask, handsome designs,
regular price $1.25, at 85c.
72-inch Extra Superfine Damask Moirfi and
other handsome designs, regular price $1.75,
FOR CIRCUS GROUNDS.
How tho Lot utFourtoenthStrootiuirtNow
'VTork Avenue May Bo Used.
The grounds containing 14,000 feet, which
surround the building at the southwest corner
of Fourteenth Btreet and New York avenue,
and owned by Mr. Brook Mackall, will shortly
be transformed into a circus ground. Al
though no definite plans havo as yet been de
cided on, It Is contemplated that a one-story
brick building will bo erected with a seating
capacity of 0,000 persons and will bo used for
small circuses and other amusements. Tho
building will have a high pitched truss roof
and plenty of veutilation.
At no other season of tho year 1b good cook
ing 60 necessary to our health as during tho
heated season, and by good cooking is meant
both tho preparing and serving of food. That
is, all that we eat 6hould not only bo served
well , but that before bei ng served i t should bo so
prepared as to not only insure tho satisfaction
of the palate, but in addition the absolute
safety of the stomach. Therefore that ono
who 60 caters to our palate as to secure our
stomach deserves to be heralded as a genuine
benefactor of humanity, and such a benefac
tor we pronounce our genial host Yeoman, of
the Philadelphia Oyster House, 513 Eleventh
street northwest. The reputation of this
popular resort is so well and so highly estab
lished that all Is said which can be said when
we say that every delicacy obtainable at this
season is served by Mr. Yeoman. No expense,
no Ingenuity, is spared by him in obtaining
and serving theso delicacies, every appoint
ment of his house tends toward comfort, and
satisfaction Is the result of every pntrDn'a
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-Shorthand and typewriting, Including
thirty hours' dictation each week; Pitman
shorthand. Culigraph and Remington, threo
months, $10. Thorough business course, In
cluding bookeeplng illustrated by Prolessor
Htarln'6 celebrated book chartB, three months,
810, Students assisted in obtaining lucrativo
situations. Diplomas. A, O. Starin's Business
College, 15 E street northwest.
William Turner, a colored laborer era
ployed in tho Herdio stables, was kicked by a
horso last night, and seriously injured. The
man's thigh and three ribs were broken, nnd
IiIb condition was so critical that Dr. Ober had
him carried to Providence Hospital.
John Lanaban, a white man, while jump
ing a ieuce in tho reur of his homo on Gordon
avenue northeast, lell ucross tho fence and
broke teveral of his ribs. He was treated at
the Emergency Hospitul.
CLOSES JULY 4.
Every article in our Dry Goods Departmentjhas
CALL j.T OINTOE.
TOWELS. I'urc Linen Damask Towel,
regular price 15c, at Oc.
Full Size All-Linen Huck Towels, in white
and colotcd borders, regular value 25c, at
Large Size Bleached Knotted Fringe Towel,
38x45, in pink, blue, red, and gold borders,
regular value 35c, at 25c.
Extra Fine Quality Satin Damask Towel
knotted fringe, full size, all color borders,,
regular price 50c, at 38c.
NAPKINS. g Bleached Dinner Napkius
warranted all linen, handsome designs, regu
lar value $1.25 per dozen, at 00c.
i Bleached All-Linen Napkins, oxtraTne
quality, regular price $1.50 per dozen, at
3 Extra Satin Finish Dinner Napkins, regu
lar price $2.50 per dozen, at $1.08.
TURKEY RED TABLE LINE NS.-04 Tur
key Red Fringed Table Cloths, regular price
80c, at. 00c. w
7-4 Turkey Red Fringed Table Cloths, regu
lar price $1.15, at 85c.
8-4 Turkey Red Fringed Table Cloths, regu
lar price $1.50, at $1.15.
9-4 Turkey Red Fringed Table Cloths, regu-
lar price $1.05, at $1.25. " ,
10-4 Turkey Red Fringed Table Cloths, ref- -ular
price $1.80, at $1.35.
56-iuch Turkey Red Table Linen, fast color,
regular price 25c, at 20c.
50-inch Turkey Red Table Linen, fast color. .
regular price 35c, at 25c.
58-inch Solid Red Table Linen, regular price
50c, at 35c. l
00-inch Turkey Red
price 00c, at 40c.
Table Linen, regular
00-lnch Oil-Boiled Table Linens, in solid red.
and figured, regular price 80c, at 00c.
Our regular 5c Crash at 4c
" " Sc. Linen Crash at GJc.
" " 10c Russian Crash at Sc.
" " 9c Stripe Crash at 7c.
" " 10c Plaid Crash at Sc.
" 121c Plaid Crash at 10c
All COTTONS at Prime Cost.
It Is well worth your while to visit the
Bollvuo Dairy Farm. For completeness of
arrangements for handling milk and for clean
liness it cannot bo excelled, if equaled, in this
or any ottier country. Mr. Terry, tho man
ager, is a thooretical as well as a practical man
at tho business, and ho not only hus all tho
modorn conveniences and appliances for keep
ing tho milk fresh and free from dirt, but
ovory quart is aerated, and by this process all
lorolgn and impuro matter is removed, thus
rouderlng tho milk absolutely pure. He ex
tends a cordial I