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THE SUNDAY HERALD, ATJQXJSX 23, 1S91.
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Washington, Sunday, August 33, 1991.
Tdk French licet at Portsmouth is having a
Bplendld time, and Infernal weather.
President Hahrison passed his 5Sth birth
day last Thursday. Congratulations and
Some one has remarked that last week Ver
mont -went Stark crazy with enthusiasm, but
there was good occasion lor it, and it was in'a
. worthy cause.
Oun local boatsmen had poor luck in tho
late regatta, but they approved themselves
careful, courteous and generous hosts, and
they won golden opinions from their guests.
The Holy Coat of Treves Is now on exhibi
tion in the Cathedral of that city, and so
many pilgrimages have been arranged for,
that it is believed the old relic will be seen by
nearly a million persons.
"Washington should have an adequate City
Hall in which all the departments of tho
District government could bo suitably and
conveniently housed. The subject is fully
treated in another column of to-day's Sunday
In the whirlwind infested West Indies, it is
the beautiful French Island of Maitinique
that is this time 6wept by tho tornado tho
fiercest in over half a century. About 30o
persons were killed, and 1,000 injured.
Forests and plantations havo been laid waste.
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The Rev. Robert Collyer is an eloquent
lecturer, and one of his most successful lect
ures is on the subject of "True Grit." By
successful it is meant that it has netted him
the handsome some of 30,000, which goes
to 6how the value of the personal quality re
i . m i
The curious announcement Is made that,
after the recent death of Mrs. Polk, no worthy
member of the Polk family survives. At
which it is reported Colonel Polk, of tho
"Farmers' Alliance, has waxed indignant.
Instead, he should, like Cadcaux in the comic
opera, either prove an alibi, or repeat: "Not
the same; not the same."
The "inspired denial," issued from St.
Petersburg, in regard to the existence of any
treaty of alliance between Franco and Russia,
intimated ominously that, if "the enemies of
France and Russia," should render one neces
sary, it would bo swiftly forthcoming. If
France and Russia will occupy themselves
strictly with their own business, and each
eontent herself with endeavoring to promote
the welfare of her own people, they may
Test assured that tho suspected enemies afore
said will gladly leave them quietly alone
without further threatening.
Everybody knew that Pennsylvania Repub
licans were for Blaine as the next candidate,
yet the declaration of the Harrlsburg Conven
tion was by no means as clear and unmlstako
ablcasit mlcht have been. Quay was in the
saddle, but the curvetting of his steed was by
no means as springy and spirited as It was ex-'
pected to be. Even on his native heath that
statesman of dilapidated financial reputation
discovered that tho Administration has a con
siderable pull in a word, that it Is maluly
the "outs" that are enthusiastic for "Blaino
Buncombe County, N. C, last week cele
brated the centenary of Its organization. Tho
beautiful and picturesque county, with Ashe
7llle, its county seat, Is now as well known
to tho tourist class as the Berkshire Hills of
Massachusetts, or the Adirondacks of Now
York. But long beforo tho tourist had dis
covered the French Broad, and while the Ad
irondacks were as yet unknown outside, and
unsought, save by theadventuroushuntsman,
Buncombe had become celebrated throughout
the English-speaking world, and the name had
been framed in a phrase which took its place
for all time In the common speech. It Is nearly
soyenty years sluco Representative Felix
Walker gained immortality for himself and
his county by jtho speech in which he used tho
phrase: "I speak for Buncombe."
In any other city of tho country any one of
the events of last week would have occasioned
a great stir, but Washington is so accustomed
to great national occasions that there was
scarcely a perceptible ripple on the sur
face of its life. Tho agriculturists and tho
chemists had seaicely departed when the
Scientific Association of America probably
tho greatest body of scientists in tho
world and tho society of "Old Time Tele
graphers" arrived. Tim scientists have al
ready buckled down to work subdividing into
numerous sections, so that whoever knows
tho brand of science ho wants can bo ac
commodated with it under tho superscription
of the different letters of tho alphabet. Tho
meeting of tho veteran telegraphers was more
in the nature of a ro-union thau a business
conclave. Interest culminated in President
Plumb's speech whose reference to "tho
mystic chord which alone enabled Grant to
command a million of men," and to the ex
posure of the military telegraphers to all tho
cnsualtics and hazards' of tho wat evoked
Immouso enthusiasm. Tho annual regatta
of the Amateur Association of America was
an important event of the week. Everything
was propitious good weather, great crowds,
wcll-contcstcd races, and fair and fortunato
Tun obstacles which arc threatened In tho
way of the preparations for tho International
Exposition of 1S93 arc of n serious charactor.
It has just been discovered that the founda
tions of tho main buildings aro lnsufllclcnt to
bear their weight, and that they havo all to be
rclald. Thcro Is a difference betweon tho Di
rector Genoral and tho Chief of Construction
which threatens trouble, and It will have to be
composed, presumably, without a surrender
on the part of tho Director Gouer.il. Besides,
tho finances of tho Exposition are reported to
bo in a bad condition, and an order has boon
issued for a retrenchment of expenses in all
departments. It is undeniable that thero
should bo a curtailment of tho number and
slzo of oftlclal salaries and a general abolition
of all other unnecessary expenses.
Thero Is no doubt that another clement of
discouragement in connection with the repre
sentation of European merchants and manu
facturers Is tho McKInley bill. The effect of
that law is already seen in the diminution in
importation of the industrial and artistic
fabrics which should constitute tho most at
tractive objects in the exhibit of foreign
goods. Though the representatives of tho
Exposition now in Europe are everywhere re
ceived with hospitality and official welcome,
it is significant that in all tho speeches the
dividing and Isolating effect of our tariff law
is referred to. and it has become a question
whether English and German and French
merchants and manufacturers will stand the
expense of sending costly products to Chicago,
simply for the pleasure of exhibiting them,
and with tho alternative presented to them of
cither selling them at a sacrifice or of taking
them home at tho end of the Exposition.
Of course Congress has yet time to remedy
some of the errors of tho McKInley bill.
Europeans who are favorably disposed toward
tho Exposition entertain the hopes that the
tariff law will bo substantially reformed in
accordance with the popular verdict expressed
in tho elections of 1890. The Congress which
assembles next December could, in the early
months of 1892, make such changes and pro
visions as would give full assurances to foreign
exhibitors. Should Congress fail in this
respect, multitudes of European manu
facturers who would otherwise flock to
Chicago will be kept at home. This does not
mean that tho Columbian Exposition as a great
national undertaking will be a failure. Even
with a diminished foreign exhibit, America is
large enough, and diversified enough, and
resourceful enough to make a magnificent, a
marvelous display of progress. If all tho
States in this great sisterhood of States do
their duty, as thoy doubtless will, there will
be such an Exposition of national progress
and greatness as caunot be paralleled else
where in tho world. It is only in its inter
national character that any deficiency in Its
foreign exhibit can impair it.
Who Pay tlic Tax?
Mr. McKinley, in a recent speech, explained
and defended the theory of tho present tariff
law by saying, in effect, thai the Government,
to carry on its work, has to raise a revenue, and
that since there is "no considerable sentiment
among the people of the United States in
favor of raising $300,000,000 by a system of dl
rect taxation," tho only way open to tho Gov
ernment is to adopt "that other form of tax
ation commonly called tariff taxation." This
latter form of taxation he defines as consist
ing in "taxing somebody else's property
rather than our own that is, taxing the
property of other nations seeking a market In
tho United States."
Tho purpose of a statement of this kind Is
to insinuate that other nations in some way
pay the tax from which tho revenue of our
Government is derived. The statement is
simply dishonest, and the Insinuation Is ut
terly misleading. Tho Government of tho
United States can impose no tax either di
rectly or indirectly either by tariff or in any
other way on tho property of another nation.
The tax, tho proceeds of which constitute tho
revenue of tho Government, 1b Imposed solely
upon American property, and Is wholly paid
by tho American people.
Beforo an American Importer pays ono dollar
of tax or duty at any custom house in tho
United States, he has previously purchased
and become tho owner of tho property on
which ho pays such duty. All of tho $360,
000,000 which tho Government requires as
revenue Is raised by taxing property, which,
though produced abroad, tho American
people havo needed so much, or desired so
much, that they have paid tho foreign manu
facturers' prices and tho cost of transporta
tion to make it theirs; bo that Mr. McKInley
Is altogether wrong in saying that tho revenue
of the Government is obtained by "taxing
somebody else's property rather than our
If Mr. McKlnley's theory were correct, how
could ho defend the free-sugar clause of his
own hill i By far tho largest proportion of
the sugar consumed in this country has been
and is Imported from other countries. From
these imports, until recently, the Government
derived a yearly revenue of about $00,000,000.
But, according to Mr, McKInley, tho nations
who exported tho sugar paid these $60,000,000,
Tho effect of tho free-sugar clause of his bill,
therefore, la to make a free gift of that large
amount to those nations, while taxing our own
people $12,000,000 a year for sugar bounties
to enable us to make the arrangement. All
this, however, Is very absurd. Mr, McKlnley's
own bill proves his theory untenable. Tho
American people alpno have to bear the
burden of tariff taxation so far as paying is
Prof. Edmund J. James, of tho Wharton
School of Flnanco and Economy, in tho
University of Pennsylvania, president of tho
American Academy of Political and Social
Science, as well as of tho American Society for
tho Extension of University Tcachlng,wlll de
liver tho annual address beforo tho American
Association for tho Advancement of Sctonco
In tho Section of Economics and Statistics,
Wednesday, 2:30 p. in., In tho Columbian
Among tho many employes of tho Rich
mond & Danvillo Railroad who loft last ovon
lug for their new homo In Atlanta, Ga.,
was Mr. Henry W. Moncuro. Although hav
ing been with tho road only a Httlo over a
year ho has proven himself to bo a useful and
thoroughly competent attache. Tho com
pany, in ordor to show their high appreciation
of bin services, has promoted him twlco in tho
Mr. William Buttcrworth, tho eldest son of
ex-Roprcsentativo Buttcrworth of Ohio, has
been appointed prlvato secretary to Commis
sioner Slmonds of tho Patont Bureau. Slnco
his graduation from Lehigh University In tho
class of 'S9, Mr. Buttcrworth has been study
ing patont law in his father's ofllco in this city.
Mr. I. Saks returned to the city last week,
after an outing of several weeks at tho North
ern summer resorts and Western cities. Mr.
Sak6 was In Detroit during tho G. A. R. en
campment, and was instrumental in securing
tho encampment for this city next year. In
his opinion It will tho largest over held.
Mr. Edmund Hudson has retired from tho
management ot tho Army and Navy Register,
though ho still rotalns his Interest in tho paper.
He will continue to act as correspondent of
tho Boston Herald In connection with Mr. II.
B. F. Macfarland. Mr. Fred Perry Powers
succeeds him on tho Register,
Mr. Percy Myers, a promising young lawyer,
who for a number of years has been ono of
Lewis Johnson & Co's most trusted employes,
left the city yesterday for a vacation at Sea
Bright and Asbury. Mr. Myers has mado
a special study of banking and corporation
Miss Vircle Moncure, of Stafford County,
Va., who has been visiting her brother, H. W.
Moncure, of tho R. fc D. R. R., leaves for
Fairfax C. H., Monday, where sho will visit
Dr. Peyten Moncure.
Mr. Calvin Gunn has been presented with a
medal by tho Treasury Departmont in recog
nition of his bravery In saving the life of a
boy who fell off tho Eleventh-street wharf
Secretary Noble returned on Friday from
his summer vacation, which he spent In tho
Adirondack Mountains. His health was
greatly improved by his outing.
Mr. Robert J. Wynne, private secretary to
Secretary Foster, left tho city yesterday after
noon for a two weeks' rest at Atlantic City.
Mr. George U. Horn, editor of tho Mans
field, Ohio, Herald, accompanied'by his wife,
is at the St. James.
Baron Rosen, Russian Minister to Mexico,
is about to visit this country from Mexico.
THE GARBAGE QUESTION.
Tho Difficulty Over for tho Present, and
tho Garbage to Be Promptly Removed.
The history of tho present hitch in tho
garbage service Is something like this. Eighty
complaints, or thereabouts, were made to
Health Officer Hammett in relation to the in
sufficient removal of city garbage. Tne
Health Officer reported tho matter to the
Commissioners, and these officials called upon
Mr. Draney, tho contractor, for an explana
tion. Tho contractor insisted that he was
doing more than was called for by the terms
of his contract, and more than the contract
prlco would pay for, and claimed that, in ad
dition to tho sum of $15,000, which ho now re
ceives, it will take $6,500 more to do tho
work in a proper manner. Tho Commis
sioners referred the matter to their attorney,
who advised them that Mr. Dranoy was bound
under his contract, to do tho work thoroughly
at the present contract nrlce. Meanwhile, it
has been agreed that tho "con tractor shall in
crease tho facilities of the service, and per
form the work required in a satisfactory man
ner. Whether there will be litigation to as
certain Mr. Draney's titlo to extra pay for
work done outside of tho letter of his con
tract, or whether tho Commissioners will see
tho matter in that light without recourse to
the courts, and provide for tho extra compen
sation out of the emergency fund, as has been
done beforo, remains for future considera
tion. But for the present tho hitch seems to
The Soptomber Arena.
Will N. Harben contributes a unique sketch
to the September Arena entitled, "He Camo
and Went Again." It roprosents Jesus as
returning to earth and tho reception he re
ceived while living in New York as ho lived in
Palestine. Tho sketch Is written in a reverent
spirit and is well calculated to make profess
ing Chrlstianslask themselves who it is they
are following and what right they havo to the
name of Christians. Mr. Flower contributes
a richly illustrated paper entitled "Fashion's
Slaves," showing the vagaries of fashion dur
ing tho past three decades. Ho discusses the
Eroblem of woman's dross from artistic,
yglenlc, and ethical points of view, and
pleads 6trongly for radical and rational dress
reform. This paper is peculiarly timely, fol
lowing tho inauguration by such prominent
women as Frances E. Willard and Frances E.
Russell, of the movement for dress reform at
Chautauqua. Hamlin Garland, whoso new
work '.'Main-Traveled Roads" Is creating such
a sensation, contributes a delightful humor
ous western sketch, entitled "An Evening at
the Comer Grocery." Among tho leading
writers on thoughtful themes are Roy. George
C. Lorlmer, whose portrait forms tho frontis
piece of this number. Kuma Ol6hl, M. A.,
Rabbi Solomon Schindler, Frederic W. H.
Meyer, Professor Willis Boughton, aud
Thomas B. Preston.
Removed to Atlanta.
Tho local offices of the Richmond and Dan
Ylllc Railroad, which have been situated In
this city for some years, picked up bag aud
baggage at 12 o'clock last night, and by two
special trains, one for tho employes and a
second containing tho freight, departed for
Atlanta, Ga., where tho headquarters of that
railroad will be located in the future. Tho
removal was mado so that tho offices would
be more centrally located with regard to tho
extension which tho road recently made. Mr.
L. 8. Brown will be the local representative
of tho road.
Destitutu Hebrew Immigrant).
The Commissioner of Immigration has in
stiucted tho Inspector of immigrants at Balti
more to require a separate bond In the caso of
each of the thirty-eight destitute Russian He
brews, who recently arrived at that port.
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"Faust Beer" takes the lead.
COIjONEli Ij, Ii. POLK.
President or the National armors' Al
liance and Industrial Union.
Colonel L. L. Polk, tho President of the
Farmers' Alliance is u Southerner, llo is tho
owner and editor of tho Progressive Farmer,
of Raleigh, N. Cm which placo Is also sup
posed to bo his homo. Ills duties, however, do
not glvo him much opportunity to write for It,
so constant arid pressing aro tho demands
upon his time. Colonol Polk was born thirty
six years ago, und slnco early manhood has
been aggressive and progressive. How popji-
COLONEL L. L. I'OI.K.
lar ho is in his order may bo seen from tho
fact that out of tho vast numbers of tho mem
bers of tho Farmers' ADianco lib was chosen
president. Ho now makes his headquarters
inthls city, and the amount of business ho
disposes of In a short time is immense. Col
onel Polk believes that the Farmers' Alliance
movement will become on organized political
party. His latest utterances on tho subject
were in Richmond, Va., whero ho was attend
ing tho meeting of the Stato Alliance. Ho
said that tho National Alliance has over 3,000,
000 members and is growing rapidly. It is
strongest in tho Southern and Northwestern
States, and Is increasing at a rapid rate in
California, Oregon, Washington, and pther
extreme Western States. President Polk is a
powerful speaker, and, Is a man who, by his
direct manner, would attract attention' any
where. His appearance suggests tho posses
sion of tho quality of indomitablo persever
ance. Ho Is'travellng a great deal for cam
paign purposes. Every day of his time until
tho end of October yrill bo employed In meet
ing official ongagemonts.
FREE COINAGE WHY NOT?
Animated Discussion In tho Mooting of
In the section of economics of tho Amer
ican Association for the Advancement of
Science yesterday, a paper by Mr. Edward
Atkinson, entitled "Freo Coinage Why
Not?" was read. In it the writer took tho
position that freo coinage of sliver was per
fectly 8afo, so long as tho legal . tender acts
were modified so as to make gold tho basis
for redeeming contracts, unless silver was
specified. Ho referred to tho existence of
the two-pound weights as analogous, tho
pound avoirdupois containing the largest
number of grains being, however, always un
derstood, if no specification is mado in the
contract. Concluding, ho said: "It is quite
time to denounce those who promote the freo
coinage of sliver dollars of tho present stand
ard without change In tho present acts of
legal tender as destroyers of credit, and as
persons who would impair contracts, and who
would take from tho business community its
liberty to make uso of either metal, gold fir
silver, according to tho will, judgment, and
discretion of each of Its members."
This paper, together with tho one follow
ing on tho coinage ratio, by Mr. E. T.
Peters, called forth an animated discussion.
A resolution tp express agreement with the
views of Mr. Atkinson was tabled as inexpe
dient, introducing political Issues Into tho
discussions of a scientific body.
Defrauding the Revenue.
The naval officer 'at Now York in a letter to
tho Secretarj' of tho Treasury presents com
putations which seem to indicate, so ho says,
"that tho practlco of Invoicing cotton shirts
and drawers at average prices has been re
sorted to by importers for the purpose of de
frauding tho revenue, and that tho appraiser
has failed to return goods so invoiced in ac
cordance with R. 8. 2910 at the value of tho
highest valued goods In such invoice, in order
that duty may be assessed at tho rate to which
such highest valued goods aro subject." As
sistant Secretary Nottloton has referred tho
papers to tho collector at New York with in
structions to Inform himself of tho facts per
taining to such Importations, and to call on
tho appraiser to show cause why ho does not
in such cases observe tho conditions of R. S.
Tho Heathen Chinee Must Go.
The Treasury Department has declined to
authorize a criminal prosecution in tho ca6e
of tho Chinaman recently convicted at Now
Orleans of illegal entry into tho United States
and ordered back to China. Ho endeavored
to evade tho provisions of the Chinese oxclu
slon act by tho production of forged naturali
zation papers, and It is now suggested that ho
might bo punished for that crime. Such ac
tion, however, would result in his detention
in this country and thus offect the very thing
the Chinese exclusion act was designed to
prevent. It was, therefore, deemed best to
Ignore tho criminal offenso and let tho man
go back to China,
The following changes havo been mado in
tho Hfo-savlng service: Alanson C, Penny
promoted and appointed keeper Shinncccck
station, Long Island; Joshua J. Dunton pro
moted and appointed keeper Green Run In
let station, Va.; Silas E. Jcssup, keeper
Quogue station, Long Island, resigned; John
W. Richardson promoted and appointed
keeper Paramore's Beach Station, Va.; vice
Newell B. Rich, resigned; John F. Nash,
keeper of tho Watch Hill station, Rhode
To Atlantic City via Royal Rluo Lino.
The only double track routo to Atlantic
City is via tho B. & O. and Reading railroads.
Excursion tickets aro on 6alo every day, and
on Fridays excursion tickets aro 6old at rate
of $5 for the trains leaving B. & O. station at
10 aud 11:55 a, m., aud good returning ou all
regular trains until und including Tuesday
following. The Royal Blue Lino engines bum
hard coal and coke, thus reducing the smoke
and cinder annoyance to a minimum.
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Tendered Miss Can'Jo Harrison Aboard
tho Steamer Munchen.
On Wednesday morning twenty mcmbeis
of tho Woman's National Press Association,
of this city, boarded tho B. fc O. train for
Baltimore, en routo for tho Nordeutchef
steamship Munchen, then at anchor In tho
waters of the bay. Tho party wcro tho com.
pllmontary guests of tho rond and its officers,
and formed an appreciative escort for Its
valued and accomplished member, Miss
Carrie Harrison, of tho Botanical Division of
tho Department of Agriculture, who will
spnd several months Investigating tho cole
bratcd herbaria of Europe in tho interest of
our own national herbarium. Tho arrival of
the party on board tho ocean steamer Was
expected, and, after n tour ubout. tho vast and
compact vessel, and an inquisitive peep iuto
the1 sanctity of tho voyagcr'.s stout nud com
fortable state room, tho commanding officer,
Captain Steonkon received a telephone mes
sage to Bpread a luncheon in honor of tho
guests and their departing member. In tho
twinkling of an eyo threo'long, damask-cov-cred
tables grow mightily appotizlnc with de
lectable German viands, while half a dozen
uniformed young subordinates of tho Father
land, in pea jackets and gilt buttons, drow
back chairs, and with magical doxtority sup
plied each tabic with rich and steaming bull
ion, circling an oven inck-bolow tuo rim of
tho cups of china. Tho menu was an Inter
esting study in noonday German edibles, and
was served with a real artistic perception of
values in tone and quality. At tho con
clusion of tho luncheon toasts wcro mado
by several of tho officers and members of tho
W. N. P. A. present. Mrs. M. D. Lincoln
("Bessie Beech"), "To our departing member,
Miss Carrlo Harrison;" Mrs. M. S. Lockwood,
"Tho press;" Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, "To
tho steamship compauj-.Captaln Stcenken.and
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad;" Mrs.
Turner, "The hospitality of tho various offi
cials who had so generously entertained tho
party." Beautiful cut flowers, sent from the
Agricultural Department, mado tho tables
bright and fragrant, whilo souvenir bouton
nlers of different colored rosebuds enhanced
tho charm of each feminine corsage
Tho names of tho ladies and gontlcmon who
participated in this unique affair were: Mrs.
M. D. Lincoln, Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, Mrs.
McL. King, Mrs. H. B. Spcrry, Mrs. McPher
son, Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, Mrs. General
G. E. Pickett, Mrs. E. L. Host, Mrs. J. B.
Turner, Mrs. E. B. Sheldon, Miss B. V. Sher
wood, Mrs. John B. Obeily, MissFlva Quinn,
Miss L. C. Brown, Miss May Gardner, Miss
Mary King, Major W. M. King, Colonel
Andrew F. Sperry, and Mr. H. M. Lincoln.
Manager Crump Gives an Enjoyable Hall
at tho Hotel.
Correspondence of Tun Sukday Hekald.
Colonial Beaoh, Va.; Aug. 22. This pop
ular summer resort is teeming with Washing
tonians who are making tho season a gay one.
On Wednesday evening Mr. W. T. Crump, the
manager of tho hotel, gave a most enjoyable
Ono of tho novel features of tho evening
was tho presentation of prizes. Among the
fortunato ones were, M iss Mamie Crump, who
took tho first prize as the most popular young
lady, and Miss Annlo Dcnsmoro tho second as
tho best dressed young lady. Mr. A. Grounsel
received tho first prize for being tho most pop
ular gentleman, and Mr. David Spltzertho
prize as the best dressed gentleman. At mid
night a temptlnc collation was served, after
which dancing was resumed and kept up un
til a late hour.
Among the many present were Mr. and
Mrs. Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Grounsel,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Booker, Mr. and Mrs.
Kaiser, Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Duckett, Mr. and
Mrs. Boyne, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Crump, Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Peck, Dr. and Mrs. Evans,
Mrs. Dr. Johnson and daughter. Mrs. Preston
Shannon, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Skidmoro, Mrs.
Roboy, Mrs. Gassenbelmer, Mrs. David Bangs,
Mr. and' Mrs. Rogers, and tho Misses Groun
sel, Crump, Spitzer, Oettingor' Hammond,
Snyder, Densmore, Johnson, Beln, Harring
ton, and Hurley; Messrs. Spitzer, Cooper,
Cameron, Finckle, Lake, KauiTman, Tomlln.
Hechlnger, hates, Grounsol, Charles Bookerj
Rutter, Allen, Boswcll, Evans, Drs. Sohon
and Yates, and many other Washlngtonlans.
It Was a Natural Mistake.
Detroit Free Press.
"Lot mo see one of those postage stamp
boxes," said a pretty girl to tho clerk In a
Woodward avenue jewelry store. "Thoy
must be new; I've never seen anything like
"Beg pardon," responded tho clerk, with
"May I see ono of those stamp boxes?"
sho repeated, tapping on tho show case
"Oh ah excuse me, miss," ho apologized,
"those aro quite tho latest thing, don't you
know, but they aro not stamp boxes."
"No?" sho queried.
"No," ho went on, taking ono out to show
her, "thoy aro silver safty satchels for carry
ing a fashionable bathing suit In. Thoy aro
very nobby, and If you wunt "
But she didn't want, or if she did sho was
gone before she said so, aud tho clerk stood
with his mouth opon in amazemcut.
Marriage as a Ufo Preserver.
Neyr York Ledger,
A certain set of philosophers, Incapable of
feeling affection for any ono but themselves,
has delighted at sneering at lovo and marriage,
and has Argued that bachelorhood Is tho only
conservative state. But their theory Is not
borne out by the statistics of married and
single life In modern times, 60 far at least as
tho mascullno gender is concerned. If longev
ity is desirable, then It is hotter that wo
should marry than remain bachelors; for it
appears that, at every ago, from 20 to 85, the
death rato of the benedicts Is very much
smaller than that of their unmated brethren.
Gentlemen who prefer a short life and a merry
ono to a prolonged lease of matrimonial
placidity will probably agree in opinion with
tho cynical philosophers.
At the junction of tho Baltimore & Ohio
and tho Metropolitan Southern Railroads I
have a few lots admirably adapted for busi
ness purposes. Tho junction Is tho northern
terminus of tho Vlrglnlu Midland Railroad,
and is destined to become an Important
centre Tho link which Is to connect tho B.
& O. with the Midland is now under con
struction. For prices, terms, and particulars
address F. Benjamin, agent, 012 F street.
To Atlantic City via Royal Hlue Line,
The Royal Bluo Lino trains leaving Wash
ington at 10:00 A. M. week days and 11:55 A.
M. every day arrive at Atlantic City 3:25 P.
M, and 5:21 P. M. respectively, Excursion
tickets on sale at all B, & O. ticket offices.
Telephone for "Faust Beer,"