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SNIPK SHOOTING OS THE COAST. How to Take Advantage of tbe Bird's Peculiar llablU. *H* TUIITT or EUPtoXIoUS THAI *?? APPLIED TO HIM TASK A HOT DAT A*D *5TE* ? MEADOW no* THE W1JDWASD?S*C** 8AET OUTFIT Or A SNIP* HUNT**. JCopyr1*ht 1889] Under the title of snipe shooting may be classed all tbe species of bay, ahore, and meadow birda which are to ba found daring the spring and summer months. The bird commonly known to gunners as the English snipe is hnnted daring April and May and is rarely the sole object of the gunners' qnest again until the antumn. A few, however, linger on the meadows in company with the great host of their kindred. multiplicity or sax**. There is nothing more confusing to the tyro than the multiplicity of the names which the snipe family bears, and they vary in every part of the country. Thus the common "yellow-leg snipe" is known as the telltale, godwit, telltale tattler, yelper. yellow shanks, plover, stone snipe, cu-cu. yellow shins, and a dozen combi nations of these names. This is also true of the curlews, willeta. plover, and other bay or up land birds, so that it puzzles even the naturalist to know what bird is really mentioned by the gunners in the different localities. They all bear a strong family resemblance and have common traits. I will not enter into any sort of description of the birds?that can be easily procured but give yon a brief de scription of the manner in which they are hunted. Of course the better and more sports manlike proceeding is with a good snipe dog. but, as good snipe dogs are exceedingly rare, there are comparatively few who enjoy that pleasure. HOW TH*T ABE HUXTED. If you can borrow such a dog you are fortu nate. and after yon have donned a tan-colored shooting suit and hat. with a very high pair of rubber boot#,you nee<l only take your 10 or 12 gatige gun. loaded with So. 8 shot, 3}^ or 3% drachms of any strong, coarse powder, and re pair to the chosen meadows. Tbe hotter the day the u?arer voc can approach the birds. Enter the meadows from the windward, for the snipe invariably ns?s against the wind, thus afford ing yoa a Sue cross shot. On hot days they wul rise slowly. instead of darting away like a flash of lightning, zig-zagging from side to side, as they do in the cool spring weather, and thay thus are easily shot. *n.r.r?a enolish kvipt. over a doo. If it is impossible to enter from the win d Ward. whenever yon approach a likely spot such as half-dried pools or "slunks," or soft, tender, short grass, make a circuit to get to windward. If the dog is good he will stand within easv gunshot and allow yon to approach and flush the birds yourself. There is no use in "call ing" or whistling birds in this kind of hunting. Everything depend* upon your dog and your good fortune. All hours of the day may be utilized, although early or late hours are rather preferable. A steady dog is necessary?that is, a dog ?taunch and immovable on his point and a close hunter?for birds seem to fear dogs more than man and will rarelv allow a near approach. One should shoot a little ahead of the bird, as he is a fast flverand the shot must be delivered the instant he rises. In alighting the snipe takes a short pitch and dives to earth with a motion which once seen cannot be mistaken. This is essential in marking down birds which have been missed or wounded. BAT AXD MEADOW BIRDS. But for summer snipe shooting, by which term I mean all bay and meadow birds of the snipe family, the most successful and pleasant method to pursue is that of "blind" or "bower" shooting, with the aid of ?'stools" and whistles. Plover, willet, curlew and snipe are all easily shot in this manner in the great salt or fresh water meadows of New York. New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, and the sport is one that calls for skill as well as patience. A ten. or at least a twelve guage gun is necessary, and the unual shooting suit of tan or browu and high boots. The ?tools are for sale at all sportsmen s stores and represent a rather large species of bird, more or less resembling the snipe. Ten or a dozen are necessary. Arriving on the meadows select a "scald" of some extent which is not too deep. A "scald" is a shallow pool of water lying in the open and sunken places where no grass grows and where the mud furnishes the rich and succulent worm so relished by the snipe. VAITTXO TO* THE BHPH The first essential is the building of the "blibd" or "bower." This should, in fact, be done if possible the day before, to avoid alarm ing any birds which may be loitering in the vicinity. The more carefully the blind is con structed the better are the shooters' chinces. Branches of trees, say an inch in thickness and four or five feet in iength, must be cut and carried to the spot. These must be driven into the mnd in a semicircle facing the scald, the rear being open for exit. Select the driest spot, of course, and if the shooter is luxurious he will take a camp stool or some other seat to the grounds with him, other wise an old portion of rail fence will serve. or moist mother earth herself. Meadow grass gathered and piled up in trout of the blind adds to the deceptive effect. Care should be taken to give tbe blind the appear ance of a natural growth. It should also be built to face down the wiud if possible and to be within 15 or 'JO feet of the scald. Now wade into the it aid with your "stools." Therie should be set In the water in a shallow spot, artistically grouped about 5 feet apart. The ? sticks upou which they stand should be driven well into the bottom, so that the stools will be about 6 inches above the water. They should be about 30 feet away from the blind. All these preliminaries should be effected very early in the morning, before dawn if possible. The principal objection to blind shooting in very many localities and one that intimidates almost all city sportsmen is the pest of mosquitoes. I'pon arrival at the grounds they swam in ?louds, but after the shooter has taken his seat behind the blind, lighted his pipe or cigar and remained quiet for a time he will find that his enemy has disappeared. A little damp powder placed at intervals around the blind and lighted will also have the immediate effect af clearing the immediate neighborhood of mosquito*. CALLING THE BIKD8. Ha now. we will suppose, growing light, and afar off, against tbe dnsky, dawning sky appear a few dark specks. ? Mow comes into play the shooter's skill in imitating the call of the birds. It is impossible to set down in print the sound of the different calls. It is something that can only be imitated by hearing the real sound. The practiced shooter instantly recognizes ?very species by the motions of it* wings and the. manner of its flight when the birds are mere tpecks in the distance, and his imitative powers call them down bv so perfect a simulation of their cry that they rarely fail to answer and descend to the wily cheats that tempt them to their daetructiou. This is the exciting mom ant Ihe bird* approach, shooting along at a rapid rate of speed. and as they circle over the decoys with a wild bewildered hesitation a volley ia fired into the center of the flock with more or less prodigious slaughter. Care should be taken to reload at once, as the floch will frequently afford yon another ahot by returning almost instantly and circling, with thoir plaintive cries, over their dead comrades. The dead birds are often propped up with ?tick* and added to the decoys, which completes the delusion of the survivors. The utmost watchfulness is necessary, as the birds have a marvelous hsbit at times of drop ping apparently out of the sky, and,after wheel ing a moment over the stools, disappearing in the distance. Oftentimes the drowsy shooter will raise his eyes to the flash of a hundred silvery breasts which have silently swept over the scald and out of gunshot in an instant. 'Tis then he sets up his most plaiutive whistling in a frantic endeavor to induce them to return. BEACH SHOOTING. Much sport may be had upon the sea shore by digging a deep trench in the sand on the J lonely Atlantic beachos where the robin snipe, | the sandpiper and the curlew, and now and J then a stray duck come sailing over the Burf, piping and whistling the whole dav long. Great slaughter is recorded as having been occasionally committed upon these migratory tribes. A noted gunner residing in 11 port is said to have killed 106 yellow legs by dis charging both barrels of his gun into a flock while they were sittiug along the beach. This is a higher number than I should have hit upon had I been asked to venture an opinion Upon the result of a very unusually successful shot. Still it is entitled to credit. Wilson speaks of eighty-five red-breasted snipe being killed at one discharge of a musket. Audubon mentions that he was present when 127 were killed by discharging three barrels. These extraordinary instances occurred many years ago, but.to come down to modern days, it is on record that Mr. Harry Folsom of Eliza beth, N. J., killed thirty-eight red-breasted snipe, ono willet, three "ox eyes" and one cur lew with two barrels, while Mr. Ed. Hummers of the Now York athletic club beat this record by three. I have myeelf killed twenty-six ? teeter" snipe with one barrel, but this has been beaten by others on many occasions. These examples, of course, must be regarded as mere chance occurrences and are not to be looked for as likely to happen every dav. Still, if the shooter tries the sport in the right sea sou. wind and weather favoring, he will not be unusually fortunate if he tills a big bag with the proceeds of a day's shooting. Walt MoDocoall. THE SERVANT GIRL. Reflections of a Shrewd Observer on the Question of Household lielp. Washington is a peculiar place as far as servant girls are concerned. There is a good supply and the proportion of competent serv ants is probably above the average. They seem to be very accommodating and either go away with their employers for the summer or stay in the city all the year around. The ma jority are colored, although there are a number of servants of all nationalities. They are faith ful in the discharge of their duties and have a care for the interests of their employers. One servant will do ail the work or she will confine herself to some special department. They are neat and quick and seldom out of temper. A good many sorely-tried housekeepers will object to this description of the Washington servant girl. They can cite instance after in stance of servants in their employ who were quite the reverse. They can tell tales of in competency and ingratitude that excite com passion and stir indignation. They will not admit that there are any good servants. Thev denounce the entire class and wish that there was some way invented of cooking, dish wash ing, cleaning, Ac., that would do away with all servants. what ladies talk aboct. It is said to be in bad form to talk about your servants in society. However that may " be, whenever the ladies come together no conver sation of any length is carried on without some reference to this absorbing subject. It mav be in bad form, but it is human to talk of the sub ject that is uppermost in the mind. There is no doubt that with the majority of ladies who keep house this is a matter of supreme im portance. It is not like politics, or mi-sions.or temperance, or the affairs of others. They are outside of the home and can be kept there if so desired But this is a matter that forms a part of the daily life. It rises up in tho morning with you and it lies down again with you at night Like babies and clothes, it is something that demands, and imperatively, too, a large portion of the time. It is singular how little unanimity there is on the subj<*t of the virtues of serv ants. It may be that the class who claim that servants have no virtues is in the majority; still, the other side is heard to protest. You near what an excellent servant one has and now everything goes on like clockwork, and then again you hear a dismal chorus of the in competency and bad temper which is found to characterize the servant-girl class. WHAT DOES THE SERVANT OIBL THINK. It is seldom, in all the discussion that prevails and in all the diversity of opinion on this ques tion, that the servant girl is heard to express her opinion. It would be interesting to known what the servant girl thinks. There mav be two sides to this problem. The servant "girl might be able to tell of ignorant, incompetent mistresses, of a lack of consideration and of a lack of system. They could throw some light on the house - keeping methods of young wives, which the lover husband happily onlv sees through the enchanting medium of a loves glamour. They could also tell of women who have mastered the art or, rather, the profession of keeping house and mak ing a home?women who have taught and . lht m >n ways of economy and in skillful management. They could speak of women who were equally at home in the kitchen or in the parlor and who instructed their daughters in the knowledge of how to make a home. The fact is that servants could a. ?f light upon the various and perplexing phases of what is known as the "servant-girl question." a bachelor's reasoning. This ia the way an old bachelor reasoned as he sat talking with a Star reporter the other evening. He is taking his summer vacation out on the lurking in front of his residence this year. All the members of his household were away and he had a chance to say his sav on a matter about which he probably maintains a discreet silence when his friends return to the city and he begins hiB rounds of social calls As he says, he then hears the problem thor <*ghly discussed from the purfor standpoint, .. d?rlu&, tlje mimmer vacation he evi dently has taken advantage of the absence of the family to hear what the authorities in the kitchen had to say. He. how ever, confessed to the reporter that he had been only partially successful in obtaining a candid expression of opinion. Hut from hints and suggestions dropped now and then he has been abre to get a glimpse of the other side of (**t,rv*nt question, which he confesses has on theUfence * U'm " were, BuP That Laugh at Heat. From the New llsven Palladium. A few day. since Frank Woodward of Albany, VY who was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. 8mith in Fair Haven, received a peculiar pres ent from California. It was sent to him by Leland Stanford, the millionaire Senator, who* wife la an aunt of Woodward, and also of Mrs Wt^?dw*rd opened the box and t? _d ^re? ?aiamandtrs packed in cotton. These bugs are more often read about than gazed upon. They were found in caverns h* some of Mr. Stanford's employes and Mr. Stan them east The three bugs traveled the 3,000 miles without "visible means of sup port, unless it was the cotton, bat on arriving y7ertvTer7 fmk7 ,nd evidently in good sptrita. They are chunky little fellows s!bout 2 inches long, and resemble nothing as much as they do a piece of steel. They look like raw m tin"11 ",Ct llk? U' they seem to be metallic and invulnerable. Thev are alike in sensible to heat and cold, and can he toasted 00 ? red-hot stove or seat upon an ice cake without their composusa being ia the least dl? All 8c alt and 8xi* Dmbauh, dandruff, falling of the hair, gray or faded hair, may be oured by using that nature'* true remedy, Mag* Half lit SPOKES FROM THE HUB. A Railway's Benevolent Scheme Re garding the Extraction of Cinders. "CBMIl" XADXSIA FOE JELLY?QUAnrr ANECDOTE OF COL. THOMAS SCOTT?BOSTON'S AFPETIT* TO * THINOS SCIENTIFIC?WHY LOT EM IX AB TO DO THEIB TRYSTINO ON THE CHARLES. Special Correspondence ot The Ktinixo Atm Boston, August 1.1889. It is reported that a New England railway is about to adopt a new ftea, not less original in its conception than humane in the object it is intended to accomplish. The notion is dimply that every conductor in the employ of the road shall acquire, through as many lessons from a first-rate oculist as may be necessary, a knowl edge of the best process for extracting a cinder from the eye. The amount of real misery arising from this cause on passenger trains in the course of a year is positively incalculable. Think how mauy people there are who endure hours of torture thus occasioned before they can get to the end of their Journey and take measures for obtaining relief. Is thore a single Sergon that rends this letter who has not been irough at least one experience of the sort? But now something is to be done, on this road at least, to mitigate the pangs of the cinder cursed unfortunate. In future, it is said, the passenger thus sadly afflicted will be able to appeal with confidence to the conductor, who will say in reply: "If you please, sir,"?or "madam"?"look down a moment." removing the cinder. Whereupon the impromptu patient will have the lid of his eye turned quickly inside out by means of a lenil pencil and a delicate grasp upon the lashes, and the ticket-punch expert will cast an investigating glance over the exposed conjunctiva membrane through a small but poworful magnifying glass. Having ascer tained the precise location of the cinder he will deftly remove it with the corner of his handkerchief or with the moistened end of a toothpick, if the obstruction is particularly ob stinate, and the victim will experience a relief the intensity of which only those who have en dured ouch torments can appreciate. To the conductor also it will doubtless be most grati fying to apply bcuuticent ministrations of the kind to the people whose bodily safety while traveling is intrusted to his care. the cimdeh that makes trouble is almost invariably caught in tho little folds beneath the upper lid of the eye. Unless so detained any foreign substance is at once ??winked out," nature having constructed the organ apparently with a view to accomplishing this object. A sharp, jagged thing like a minute scrap of burned coal, however, is apt to lodge in tho folds aforesaid, and then there is distress at once?even the most microscopic bit of calcined carbon occasioning immediate aud violent inflammation?the only cure for which is the removal of the disturbing cause. In big factories there is usually one man who is a skilled amateur in this art. and any em ploye who gets something in his eye goes to him for help. As a rule such assistance is well rendered, for the matter is simple enough when once understood. SHE rSED IT FOR JELLY. The most disgusted householder in the mod ern Athens just at present is a Beacon-street gentleman whose family in the summer time reside at Nuhant?that "slice of cold roast Boston," as the exclusive watering place in question has been appropriately called. The other day, upon returning to his seashore villa from his daily avocation in tho city, he re marked to his wife with some alarm that, hav ing had occasion to visit his town house for the purpose of assnring himself that everything was safe, he had sought in vain for six bottles of priceless old Madiera which were stowed away in a small cupboard by themselves for safe keeping. "The cupboard in the corner by the book shelf?" inquired the lady. "Yes, indeed; that was the place." "I'm sorry, my dear," said she, "but the fact is that I used those six bottles to make jelly with just before we came away. It was un commonly good jelly, too, though of course I regret it very much if I have taken any wine that you desired particularly to keep. But, in deed. there was none other handy." . "Could you not find some for your Jolly that was worth less than $1,000 a bottle?" asked the husband, with a groan. "A thousand dollars a bottle! Why, what can you mean?" "Simply that I cannot replace those six bot tles at that or any other price. They wero my especial treasure, never intended to be drunk, save, possibly, as events in a lifetime. It was a brag of mine to say that I had that quantity of real old Madeira in mv house; now it is gone, and for jelly. Ye gods!" "It was remarkably good jelly," was all the poor woman could think of saying by way of apology. SCARCITY OF OLD MADEIRA. And it is no wonder that the gentleman of i Beacon street was distressed. How muny bot tles of old Madeira do you supposed there are at present in these United States? About 100. perhaps, and connoisseurs in wine can tell you who owns pretty nearly every quart of it. Years ago a dreadful bug attacked the vines and exterminated them. The insect was sub dued at length aud slips of the sanio varieties were planted; but, alas! the new grape pro duced a differont juice. The Madeira of to-day comes from the same island and the same grane, but it is no more like the original than chalk is like cheese. Hence the enormous value possessed by tne small remnant of the ancient product. It cannot be said that there is any quotation in the market for it. Simply, it is* not for sale. The few bottles of it that still exist are owned bv persons in well-to-do circumstances, who do not care to sell it at any price. HE MADE IT LAST HIS LIFE TIME. A generation ago there was an old gentleman in Philadelphia who had the good fortune to possess half a pipe of this precious wine?prob ably the largest amount owned at that time by any individual living, for even then its value had grown to be fabulous. He figured it up that the supply would last him, if he used ono pint at dinner daily, precisely so many years, months, and days. So, like a mariner in dis tress for water, he placed himself on an allow ance of that much per diem, never on any ac count to be exceeded. Life was not worth liv ing, he said, without Madeira at dinner, and when his little stock should come to an end it was his intention to die with as little delay as possible. And so, curiously enough, he did, within tweifty-four hours of tho time when the last small bottlo of tho "Crisis" vintage was wiped oat. col. bcott's wink. The late Thos. Scott of Pennsylvania railway fame, with no notion of offending in any man ner, bought in, at a price no one else could afford to pay, the stock of old Madeira which hud been the especial pride and joy of a dis tinguished Philadelphian, at that time recently deceased. Nor, so far, was CoL Scott guilty of any breach of the proprieties. But it seems that, having occasion to give a large ball at his house soon afterward, he thought it would be the proper thing to open the precious nectar from bug-destroyed vines by wholesale on the festive occasion, in order that every one might have as much of it as he wanted to drink. A QUEST WHO FELT INSULTED. It was in the midst of the festivities, while supper was in progress and a throng of young men in claw-hammer coats were crowding with eager appetite arouud the tables in the salle-a manger, struggling for fried oysters and salad und guluing down the wine as fast as the wait ers could supply it in bottles, that CoL Scott, who had remained conversing with two or three other railway magnates in the half deserted ball room, saw approaching him a gentleman well known to nim as a person of social distinction. The colonel hastened to ad dress him, saying: "My deur Mr. B., yon look warm." "Sir!" exclaimed the new comer, whose fam ily name is to this day an aristocratic pedigree in itself. "I consider that I have been insulted in your house and I shall leave it at once." "Insulted in my house?" echoed the colonel, astonished. "Grossly insulted, sir," reiterated Mr. B. angrily. "I found a crowd of young men about the supper tables just now swilling madeira. I ventured to take a glass and taste It, sir, taste it!" "Well, wasn't it good?" asked CoL Scott, mystified: "Good!" fairly shouted the angry man. "It was "crisis" madeira, poured out by the gallon for swigging in goblets by a orowd of boobies who don t know the difference between sherrv and port. You are perfectly well aware, CoL Scott, that I and mauy other gentlemen here to-night, who possess cultivated tastes instead of vulgar millions, would regard it as the ut most luxury to have a single wineglasafnl of that madeira once a month, if we could afford to bny it. But we cannot, as you know, and so you take advantage of this opportunity to oat rage our feeUngs by serving it in tabs, as one ini^ht say, for a lot of young pigs. Goodnight, And with this the wrothy bon vivant strode oat of the room, picked up his hat and eoat outside and left the house with indignation and disgust in his heart for all newly-acquired wealth and gastronomio philistinism. ACTIO* or TMB sun's BAYS ILLUSTRATED. The average Bortaniaa indalgsa a decided taste for matter* scientific. At any time of the day juot now you may see gathered about aa optician's window a crowd of people who ea gerly watch the operation of two simple in struments. each of which illustrates what might be called the action of a sun's ray at work. One of these contrivances is a circular disk twelve inches in diameter, divided by spoke-like lines into several different-sized parts, each of which is tinted some color of the rainbow?blue, red, green, yellow, aud the rest?in order as they appear in the solar spectrum. By the action of n small electro motor the disk is made to whirl around at intervals, the result being that to the eye of the observer its surface appears perfectly white. This, of course, is intended to illustrate the fact that the white light of the sun is made up of all the colors of the rainbow mixed together in due proportion. THK RADIOMETER. The second instrument referred to is a ?"radiometer," the most important part of which is four tiny copperplates revolving after (he manner of a weather vane on a pivot The plates are set at a slight angle, so as to catch the sun's ravs coming through the show win dow, and accomplish their little performance within a glass-surrounded vacuum, which offers no resistance worth mentioning to the move ment of the apparatus. On one side each of the little plates is painted blaok, so as to absorb the light; on the other side it is brightly sil vered, in order to reflect as much as possible. Thus the energv, of which the light aud the accompanying fieat are merely modifications, is exerted on the black surfaces, and, being shed off the bright surface, the pivoted plates are made to revolve. Even in a moderately well lighted room they will keep going all the day time, while in the sun of noon thev whirl around like everything, as if impelled by some invisible and mysterious force. Philosophers have thought that like principles might be use fully applied by employing a vast extent of surfacQ exposed to the sun for the running of machinery; but so far the notion has exhibited no more promise of being successfully utilized than the scheme for extracting gas from water wherewith to keep the earth agoing. A SIOHI AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER. There is an amateur photographic crank here in town who has developed a morbid passion for a most unusual pastime. If his identity were ascertained?up to date it is a mystery? he would be apt to suffer from various kicks and. other unpleasant things inflicted by per sons who have undergone annoyance at his hands. The Charles river at this season of the year is a favorite trvsting place for aquatically disposed lovers, who paddle about on the caln> waters after sundown and spoon and spoon and spoon until the very fishes come up to the surface and gasp for breath. Naturally, the dark of the moon is considered the most appropriate time for these amatory pursuits, and it is at such periods of lunar" obscuration that tho crank photographer above referred to gets in his highly reprehensible work. Armed with a camera he paddles a light canoe silently about over the still surface until he finds himself un perceived in the neighborhood of some small craft, tho suspicious immobility ol which be trays the presence of CUPID AT TliE HELM. Then, without making tho slightest noise he trains his instrument upon t' ? unconscious victims, springs a little magnes; a flash light aud jerks simultaneously a np> .ug that exposes a dry plate for a fraction of a second, l'his, at any rate, is supposed to be his method, thouglfthe astonishing swiftness with which he Skips away down stream after performing an operation of the sort has thus far pre cluded all possibility of investigation. The outrage has been perpetrated so many times that the owner of the canoe must now have quite a gallery of lovers afloat, in goodness knows how many photographic phases of ama tory progress, all ready for exhibition at so much a head to the thousands of curious peo ple who would undoubtedly be willing to pay liberally for a view of the collection. And meanwhile it appears that engaged or "court ing" couples who go out in boats to ipoon upon the Charles are rapidly becoming fewer, owing to the fear of being "took" unawares by this scamp with the magnesium light. Bene Bache. IN SALT AND FRESH WATER. Swimming Described From the Stand point of a Physician. THE CURATIVE AND HYGIENIC ADVANTAGES OF THIS EXERCISE?ORE AT LOSS OF LIFE IN CONBEyl'ENOE OF IGNORANCE OF THE ART?THE DANGERS FROM HEART FAILURE AND SHARKS EXAGGERATED. "Bathing and boating accidents" was the subject of aa interesting paper which was read by Dr. Irving C. Bosse, professor of nervous diseases, Georgetown university, at the recent meetiug of physicians at Newport, B. L "As a physician and practical athlete,' he said, "I may show more than ordinary en thusiasm in making a plea for the educational, hygienic and curative advantages of an exer cise that I havo practiced at many different places over the world, from the tropics to the Arctic ocean, and in such places as mountain lakes, the mid-Atlantic and even in a volcanic crater some 2,000 feet deep. Tho frequent ac counts of drowning that one reads constantly in the daily papers at this season, aside from those occurring in the late floods, instead of dampening rather rekindle an ardor, to which is added a tinge of regret consequent upon the reflection that most of these accidents arise from inability to swim, for with only a moder ate knowledge of this easily acquired art, many lives may be saved and much bereavement pre vented. Philanthropic motives, if no other, would therefore prompt one to give the matter more than passing notice. In vie w of the sur prisingly great number of deaths from drowning it is lamentable in this prac tical age that the useful art of swimming takes such small part in the training of vouth. Young minds are crammed with all sorts of useless information to the neglect of what is essential to the preservation of per sonal health and the saving of life. Legisla tors vote largo sums of money for doubtful lobs, yet refuse to countenance the establish ment of swimming baths in our cities. The police regulations of most of our large towns, conceived in the interests of extreme prudery, virtually tend to make swimming one of the lost arts. Those of the District of Columbia, for instance, were evidently framed in the same spirit of protest which caused a former governor of Maryland to object to midshipmen swimming from a certain wharf in the naval academy because the ladies could see them with their opera glasses. THE IMPORTANCE OT SWIMMING. "That people do not fully realize the impor tance of swimming is a trite observation, but a truth none the worse for frequent repetition, and allowing it to lie fallow will never bring about the desired information. Long personal experience with swimming so convinces me of its usefulness that if it came to a choice between knowing the higher mathematics or how to swim I should choose the latter every time. At many of the large schools in England lads are obliged to pass in swimming before they are allowed to go out in boats. This rule, established at Eaton in 1840, has been effectual there in the prevention of drowning, only one case having occurred sinco that time, although tho swamping of boats has been frequent. A yearly average of 150 boys learn swim ?*d pass the tost. It is, of course, possible to en force Buch a rule in schoolsi and among bodies of individuals where discipline obtains, yet this manly and invigorating accomplishment is neglected both in educational establishments and in the army. Swimming is taught at our naval academy, but at West Point it is not, and most of the cadets are lamentably< deficient in this respect. The statistical exhibits of our late war show the strongest reason WHT A SOLDIER SHOULD ENOW HOW TO (VOL "The aggregation of killed in action is shown to be 67.058, while there were drowned 106 officers and 4,838 men. The small regular army lost 5 officers and 89 men from this oause; the United States colored troops 6 officers and 389 men; and the volunteers furnished a large con tingent, the state of Ohio alone having lost 14 officers and 770 men from drowning. Just think of a number amounting to five regiments perishing from easily preventable cause; for the majority of these men were drowned in such circumstances as fording a stream, cross ing narrow rivers, or by the upsetting of small boats, when a few strokes would have sufficed to save life. But the best swimmers are often drowned, say the cynical wiseacres. True, a ?ood swimmer sometimes meets with that mis ortune, but the occurrence is so rare that for that very reason a vivid effect is produced on the imagination and memory of unthinking persons, who, accustomed to make pottlwc eon elusions, never for a moment oonsider the greater number who are saved by knowing how to swim. SOMZ OBJECTIONS AfSWUID. "Among other prevailing and gioondl? ob? j ections to swimming ate the production of colds, the danger of heart failure and the risk of being bitten by sharks. Aa to colds and the effect of the cold immersion in the water. I should say that the danger therefrom to greatly exaggerated, if my ova experience ? any guide, for Inave never had a ookl from swim ming in icy water, even under the Arctic iMs. Onus contrary, one of tha_asvyaa> m ever had was contracted In Washington years since with the thermometer high in the nineties, which necessitated a visit to the sea shore. where, after two swims, the cold disap peared as if by magic. There are. of court*, many weak people whose cheat organs are in ?ndh condition that they should not venture to swim; hot I am convinced that the neglect to learn swimming in childhood and the absence of this eminently hygienic exercise are respon sible for many flabby hearts, weak lungs and torpid minds. IK AID IX MUOCULA* DEVELOPMENT. "In addition to being generally tonic and brac ing the effect of swimming, considered in itself, is to develop the muscular system and to exert a favorable influence on the great bodily func tions, a* the digestion, nutrition, respiration, circulation and enervation. No other exercise with which I am familiar gets the heart and lnngs in better working order, and none is bet ter for getting one in what sporting men call "condition." After two weeks' daily swim in salt water I have run a measured mile on a beach with very little more embarrassment to circulation and respiration than if 1 had walked the same distance. Aside from the physical another advantage of a high order accrue* In the way of happy moral influences. Boxing, sword play and several other manly pastimes will do much to develop courage, prudence and cleverness; but the cold-blooded quiet and presence of mind which aid us to avoid danger or to conquer it, or to lend ourselves to an act of devotion, are best cultivated by the exercise of swimming. What, for instance, is a more brilliant and commendable act of devotion than that of a dauntless swimmer, who. rogardless of self, plunges overboard at the risk of his own life to save a fellow being from drowning? AS A CURATIVE MEANS swimming also comes in for praise. In this re spect it is superior in many conditions to the 60-called "tent cure," to massage, electricity or drugs, and may be employed with benefit in scrofula, chlorosis, convalescence, insomnia and many other nervous diseases, as chorea and hysteria. The latter malady, especially, I have known to be cured after a course in "the swimmiug baths of Alameda. CaL, and my ex perience as a neurologist leads me to recom mend swimming as one of the best adjuvants in the treatment of nervous (lineages. THE SHAUK MYTH. "The danger to be apprehended from sharks is more a figment of the mind than a reality. I have no personal kaowledgo of shark bites, although I have done much swimming in such infested places as the gulf of Mexico, the hnrbor of Cadiz, the Azore Islands. Bermuda. Tybee, the mid-Atlantic and other places where these voracious animals are reputed to gobble up such small bait as a man at a single mouth ful. For years I have made it a point to ques tion sailors and fishermen in various parts of the world as to their actual an<Fpersonal knowl edge of shark bites, and though the inquiry haH called forth some remarkable fish stories. 1 have met but two people with any personal knowledge of the matter. Admiral l'orter tells me of an instance in which he saw a man attacked; the other person, a pilot at Bermuda, knew of a man that had his hand bitten by a shark just as he was pulling in a hooked fish from the water into liig boat. Hharks often collect around the carcass of a whale while it is being "cutin,"and men sometimes slip overboard among them, yet after a long residence in New Bedford and a somewhat extended experience with the Pacific arctic whaling fleet. I have never met a whaleman who could tell me of a man that had been bitten. My friend, Mr. Truxton Beale, of Washington, a short time since,, when a passenger on the Pacific mail, . showed his unbelief in shark stories by swim ming across the shark infested harbor of Acapulco, although warned by the captain of the ship that he would be eaten up before he got a hundred yards away. THE STORIES LACK CONFIRMATION. "Traditional accounts of the rapidity of sharks are as extravagant as the records of some of the old writers who tell of dead sharks cast upon the shores of the Mediterranean of such size that men walked into the mouth and down-the throat in order to inspect the stomach. Even Bondelet in his 'History of Fishes' speaks of these animals as having swallowed men in entire suits of armor. Documentary evidence as to shark bites is also very scanty. During the last fifty years soldiers by the tens of thou sands have swam at Fort Monroe, Va., yet there is no record of one having been bitten bv a shark, nor have I been able to ascertain that any accident of the kind has occurred at Malta or Gibraltar. There does not appear to be a record of any one ever having been bitten by a shark off the British Isles. I have been unable to ascertain that a single bite of the kind is reported among the medical records of our War or Navy departments or those of the Marine hospital. In a book about the West Indies Mr. Charles Ives says it is singular thAt so few facts are reported which indicate the danger from Bahama sharks and that the divers continue to be so numerous and bold. He has heard of but one instance in which a Nassau shark has dined upon a negro, and the report in that case is not well authenticated. The New York HtraUL, a few years ago, gave an acoount of a boy who was bitten while swim ming in East rivor and afterward died in Belle vuo hospital. BUT FEW CASES IX MEDICAL LITERATURE. "Medical literature has but few reports of shark bites. After ten years' diligent search I have found but seven references, the earliest in the London Medical Oaxette, 1828, and the latest in tho London Lancet, 1S86. The bites occurred in Australia, ttouth Africa and India. The Hooghley and Ganges rivers are the worst places in the world for sharks and alligators. A partioular kind of shark, tho Carcharras Gangeticus, which is very fierce and bold, sometimes dashes among the crowds at the bathing ghats, and has been known to bite a boy in two feet of water. AU persons bitten at these places generally die from the bite, for the reason thM the shark, living on carrion, portious of which stick between the teeth, carries infection to others whom it may after ward bite. The former habit of throwing the dead in the river is supposed to account for the boldness of these particular sharks in attacking the human species. THE DAMAOE 19 8LIOKT. "Even admitting the occasional accident of shark bites, the danger therefrom is almost in finitesimal compared with railway travel or even accidents from horse*; and neither this unimportant drawback* nor any other that I have mentioned should have the least weight in preventing the cultivation and spread of an accomplishment that everybody should counte nance with a view not to the renewal of the legendary exploits of Leander and Byron, but as a step in that branch of social evolution which better physical development and im proved health tend to promote. Akb You Bargain Hunting, SWEET BABY BUNTUKV If so, pause and rest awhile. You need go no further. You've struck a Corner A9 IS a Corner, which CM LOADS for YOUH benefit; a corner which is the avowed and implacable enemy of any and all TBU8T8. No matter If one is as sweet as SUOAR and another as bitter as Quinine. We are extremists, 'tis true, but not exactly in the line of THC8T8. We trust you'll be lieve us when we declare to you that this is a Clothing Corner?conceived in a desire to do irood and born and reared in the fostering and fulfilling of that desire toward all men. We have succeeded so well that we propose hewing close to the same line for all time to come, and invite you to ahare the rich fruits of our bountiful reward. Your generous pstronsge has mads it possiDle for us to do some TALL tumbling in the matter of prices terrifying indeed to those dealers who stick to TALL prices?but exceedingly edifying, agreeable, aye. par ticularly pleasant, to BUYERS of high or low degree. It tickles them tremendously to have spread out be fore them an array of Elegant Suits, worth from $10.70 to (13.75, and be told to take their choice AT (7.60 A SUIT. And yet another agreeable surprise follows close upon the heels of the first Here we find Imported and Domestic Worsteds, Cheviots, and Cassimers, fsshioned by the tailors' art into perfect-fitting Suits for Msn, worth from (14.26 to (20 a suit. Take your choice, neighbor, AT (10.75 A SUIT. YICTOB E. ADLEB'S 10 FEB CENT CLOTHING HOUSE. 10 927 and ?28 7th M. n.w.. Corner Massachusetts avenue. STRICTLY ONE PRICE. Open Saturdays until IX p.m. McMuNNf ELIXIR or OPIUM Is s preparation of the drug by which Its Injurious Effects ars removed, whils the valuable meiHotnal properties ate retained. It poeeseees all the sedative, anodyne sad aaMspsemoiMc powers of Opium, but pco duces ao sickness of the stomach, no vomiting, ao ooetiveneee, no headache. la scuts nervous disorders It to an tsvidasnts israsdy, and is rurnmm?ilsl ky ths E. 7ERRETT. Agent. ?1*4 872 FMri st. New Ysefc. AUCTION SALES. FI T! KB DA Vk. WEEKS * 00.. ^uctiooaeia, '' 037 Iauuudi ?*?., Opposite Otly Poet OSo* STOCK or BEOULAB OOOWL NOTIOWLTWBNTY DOZEN KID GLuVfcb, MEN'S. WUMES1 A*U B<>" SUMMER AND W1XTEK UNDER*fAK. SUSPENDERS. 150 DoZl S MEVK. *nlirs*. MISSEs' AN P C HI LD'sHOSIERY,F1X EHOODS, OVERALLS, CHEVIOT. FLANNKI. AND LIN EX Botx.M >111RTN BRUSHES, ambi IUSI' KERCHIEFS jV-AN GOODS. NfCKWtvR. ? tiLUVb, AND A \ ARIETT OF OTHEB STOCK ALL FREbH GOOD*. AT AUCT luJO?IX14I* Ol'B SALESROOMS, MONDAY. At GUST IIUH. TEX A. M aa2-lft jJOBERl VOSEA CO. AUCTION HALE OF Dili IB ABLE BUILDING LOTS ON E STREET SOUTHEAST, on Monday, august fu ih. ? six o'clock P.M., we will i.nor lor sale, to the highest bidder, Six Choice Lots. 20x170 Iwl tosHitterl alley, situated on north aide ox E street, between loth and 14th street* southeast. Au excellent oi'|"ortuulty lor im provement or Investment. Terms at sale. _a il-.lt ROBERT VOSF A CO.. Auctioneers IJ^HOMAS DOWLIXQ, Auctioneer. VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY. NO. 807 O STREET BoRTHWRMT. AT At CTlOS OnTI EbDAY. AUGUST SIXIH, lssu. AT FIVE O'CLot K r.M.Im-ill sell, in front of the preintm-a. Lot I, in square :tHS, Improved by a comfortable two story-and-baseinsut biKk dwelling, with all mmiarn improvements. lertiiH: One-third caah, laalauoe in one and two years, with interest, and xvnr. I by adee.1 of trust on the property. or all caah. A de|s>sit ol ? 100 required at tiiua of sale. Conveyancing, anil m-urmut at <x?t uf purchaser. THOMAS DOWLING. ani dAds Auctiouer B^L.nC ANSON BROS., Auctioneers. TRUSTEES' BALE OF HHU'K BOUSE, NUMBER 1S12 NINTH STREKl NORTHWEST. NEAU RHODE ISLAND ANLNIE. By vlrtiie of a ilred of trust, duly recorded in Liber No. 1317. folio 45W et aeai..oUe ot the Eami Records of the District of Columbia we will sell at public aw tion in front of the premise* on TUESDAY, IHE SIXIH DAY or AX'GUbT. A.D. 1SSM. AT HAL1-PAST HVE O'CLOCK l'.M.. the following dnn nU-d rcul estate, situated in the City of Washington, Disuirt of Colum bia, to wn: All that certain piece or larvel of land ai d premises known and distinguished as. and being part of, lot numbered fifteen Cl.M lu square three bundrvd and amy -four t;t?^*?. I<eginuing for the same at the southeast corner of said lot fifteen 115i, thence ruuuliig ?< at on the south line of said 1. t one hundred and thirty -Anlit feet nine inches < 1 :is ft. 1* inches) to the line of alley, thence north ten lect seven and one-half inches (10 ft. 71* inches), thence east to the west line of Ninth street northwest, them e south to the place of begluniug. The same ls-iug known as premises numbered 1612 Ninth street northwest. 'lertns One-third cash, balance in one and two years, for which the notes of the purchaser, seoul* d by I dei d of trust on the pro|>erty sold and t<esrmg interest ! from day of sale at tue rate of six per cent per annum, w ill tie taken, or all cash, at the option of the pur chaser. A deposit ol ( 1 DO will U- required at tune of sale. All conveyancing. Ac., at purchaser s cost. Terms of sale to be complied ?nM in ten days from the day of salc.othervi isc the trust.* r. s> rve the right to resell the proiwrty at the risk and cost of the de faulting purchaser alter five days' public notice of such resale in some newspaper published lu Washing - tou, D. C. CHAM. C. PUNCANSON.) Ten CHAS. W. DAUR. > TrtWUoa. iyC.VdAds ^Sb 1 G N EE'S \ ALUABLE LOTS IN THE TOWN OF HYATT8 VILI.E. MI). By virtue of the power contained in a mortgage from Eamond V. Law ience and Mary A Lawrence, his wile, to liichard P. Evans, dated the luth day of May. lSh*. recorded iu liber J. W. 11., No. 1). folio . KU. Ac? one of the land rei ords of 1'rince t?t >-ivc's county, Md , and assigned (ieorve N. Walker on the liith id April, 1KKU, which sssurnmt ut is duly rec?rtl<-d in liber i. W. B., No. tf, folio 7i#2, of said laud recotvls, the under aiKued. as asaumee as aforesaid, will sell at public auc tion. in the town of Hyattsviile, on FRIDAY. THE SIXTEENTH DAY OK Al Ul>T, 1 at Fol 11 O'CLOCK P. M . all those certain pieces or pan ? - land and premises know n as Lots 37 and :tN of K P. E\ans'aaditioii to Hyattsviile, as |s r plat rw-orded in lllier J. W. b.. No. S. folio .r> 1 li. of the laud recoitla of prince Oeotve's county. Mil., aubject to a prior n. rt jfiire to aecui-e the Hyattsviile bull limr ass<s latiou. l'lio improvements consist of a two-story six-room frame dwelling. Termsul sale: One-hxlf cash on day of sale, or on ratificatiou tliereoi by .he court, tmlance In one year ? from day ol -tale. deterred pa) inent to bear interest from day of sale, to be scoured by tile bond of the pur chaser with surety or sureties to satisfaction of as signee, or all cash, at option of purchaser. Convey ancing at purchaser's c< >*t. UEol.uF. N. WAI.KF.R, Aasitrnee. FILI.MOKE BEA1.L; j.,. ,1Uj_ RICH E. BKAN DT, > SolKltora. Jy24wAstda rjlIIOMAS DOWLINO, Auctioneer. 1RCSTEES' BALE OF FRAME PWFI.T.INQ KO. 17:i? T STREET NORTH W E.ST. By virtue ol a deed of trust dated the 10th day of September, 1HMM, an<l duly recorded in Lil>er No. 1 ?04, folio et s*nj , one of the land recorda for the District ot Columbia, and by direction of the party secured th< reby the uudersimied Truat??s will oiler at Public Auction in front of the premises on MONDAY, the FIFTH DAY OF Al'OI'ST. IKKO. st HVE O'CLOCK P.M., the followuur-described Real Estate, vii: All of Lota numbered 'JO, 'J1 and 'Jtl, in Henry A. Wlllard's subdivision of square No. 151, together with the Improvcmeuts, which consist of a I wo-atory Frame House with Frame .-table In rear, altuale on the north side of T street between 17th and ISth streets north west. Terms of sale; One-fourth cash, the residue at C, 1 'A IS and 24 months, with notes besrimr interest at six pur cent per annum until paid, and secured by a deed of trust on the property sold. All Conveyancing and recording at purchaser's cost; (200 deposit required at the time of sale. BENJAMIN P. SNYDER. , T?,.w. jyin-dAds ALBI.R1 1. STl lt l lA ANT.j Trustees. WOOD AND COAL. IForrest dodoe. 1 COAL. COKE AND WOOD OF AIX KINDS. FAMILY COAL A SPECIALTY. Best quality George's Creek Cumberland Coal for steam parinmes. Office. 1214 31st at.; Telephone. 056-2. Yaru and W Larf, 30OS water at.. Telephone, 954-2. JyU PIANOS AND ORGANS. ECKER BROS'. PIANOS REPRESENT ALL that is best in the art of 1'ianolorte making Sold on easy terms. WEBER. FISCHER and E8TEY PI ANOS. A few first-class Second-hand Pianos at very low prices ESTKY' ORUAN'S.?Two hundred and ten thousand (210.000) Estey Organs have been made and sold. New styles for Parlor, Church and School use. Sold on easy terms. PIANOS AND ORGANS FOR RENT. Old instruments taken in part payment for new onea. Tuning and Repairiris" . SANDERS k STAYM AN. V34 F at. n w. 13 N. Charles st., Baltimore, Md. 1217 Main St., Richmond. Va. aul-3m N.N N A BBR 1KB NN N AA B B E KXS A A BBB FB N NX AAA BBB HI NX A A BBB KKI CNE0CALED ^^L%W?E?A?8,nP Special attention of "Purr ..asers" is invited to thnlt "New Artistic styles," finished in designs of liluri EST DECORATl\E ART. Pianos lor rent. SECOND-HAND PIANOS. ? A largo assortment, comprising almost every well-known make In tha country, in thorough repair, will be closed out at very low figures. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS offered both in prices and in lenns,wLicb w ill be arranged oil EASY MONTHLY lXaiAlTl.Mr.Mb when desired. WM KNABE A CO? d6 S17 Market Spaoa. MEDICAL, ?fec. Dr. LEON, The Oldest-Established and only Beliable Ladiea' Physician m the City, can be consulted daily, 464 C at., between 4H and tith ats. n.w. Prompt treatment. Correspondence and consulta . tlou strictly confidential. Separate rooms for ladies. 1 Office always open. au?-6t* f ADIES WHO REQUIRE THE SERVICES OF AN X-JExperienced Female Pbyaicisn should consult Mrs. Dr. WI1J4UN, 1105 Park l'lace n.e bet. BandC, 11th and 12th ats. n.e. Ladies only. Remedy $5. ]e24-6w* I \|KE DE FOREST. LONO-EbTABUPHED AND l"X reliable Ladles' Physician, can be consul ted daily 1 at her reaidei.ee, uol T at. U.W. Olhcs hours from 1 to D p. m. with Ladies only. : > 22- lm* IT HAS NEVER BEEN contradicted THAT I Dr. BROTHERS Is the oldest-established advertis ing Ladiea' Physician in the city. L*d><'a you can confidently consult Dr. BROTHERS, WOn B st. s.w. Particular attention |*id to all diseases peculiar to ladiea, married or single. Forty years' experience. Jy20-lm* Bead and be wire-dr. brothers, eoe b st. ? S.W.. appeafeil before me and made oath that be is Ohtost EstublisbeJ Expert S|>ecialist m thu city, and will guarantee a cure in all cases of private diseases of men and furnish medicine, or no chalve; consulta tion and advice free at any hour of the day. Sub. scribed and sworn to before me by Dr. BROTHERS, SAMUEL C. MILLS, a Notary Public in and for the District of Colombia, this 3d day of July, 1SS5. Jy20-lin* TKf ANHOOD RESTORED BY CSINO A BOTTLE ITl or two of Dr. BiiOTHERb' ln> igorating Cordial. W ill cure any caae of Nervous Debility and loss of nerre-jsjwer. It imparts vigor to the whole system. Male or female. 006 Bat. a. w. ly'-'O-lm* SR. MOTTS FRENCH POWDERS ARB THB Standard Ramedy for all blood ilsaaam. causing Dat, nasal, or skin troubles ? urinary diseasescursJ ill forty -eight hours. Prioe, t .i per box. Dr. [lODD'S NERVINE No. 2 permanently cures natural wsaknsss, loss of vitality, nervousdebillty, ko. Ac. Prloe. CL Sent sealed by mail. For sale at 1)31 bTANDLfORD'b, cor. 0th and 1'n.w. ATTORNEYS. C1AMPBELL CARR1NOTON. ATTORNEY' /Lsw, Webster Law Building, 506 D st. B.W. Wi Cirlon. D. C Residence. li:lb 11 St. u. w. dK FAMILY SUPPLIES. LEVEN LBS." ORANTLATED SUGAR FOB ?L Full Cream Cbeese 1 Sc. per lb.. W lbs. for ?1. wt Creamery Butter 23c. per lb., 6 lba. for |1. lbs. Lard for *6c.. 13 lbs lor ?L "Perfection Tea" ftOc. per lb. "Star of the Eaat" Floor ??.76 per bbl.. tl.75 per k bbL "Old Time" Family Floor J5.W) per bti. ?1.50 pee SibbL J. T. D. PYLT.S. Jy30-6t* 412 4th al as. j F ^EVERY^REMEDY FAILS TO CURB DISKN HKITMULLEB'S CASTELLON WDTB. THB ONLY CURE. BKVKR FAILS, For sale by J AS. L. BARBOUR A SOX, *hol??li Agenta. myll-3? SoMBTHXNO NbW. ' LBATHBBOID TRUNKS. T?qrllshtlavM>kl 8TB0NWB mU MOBS DDBABLX tkM id at HALF THB PUCK le^tyM -?-AT . W aah 1 W RAILROADS. BiLTIHott A VD R'tramn Sct.edal. in \> Kw* Lnn us U4 C MltL inma i rot CW *1 N?nb 11 as" ?UJl 1 WtJI . >11 MM W ?S.pWiftfcJF4 For PtMSlSBSV Md ? 11 ifcil V pr*s? daLy TT So an. uj turs?? 8 4Qpja For vtlathm, Parkerstiarv w4 i*?x iral e4**p on uit line, extreme fev onft MuD?i. at J ? ajn. ? r 1/ m.rt..i. er<t local station* ?>? Ma. aa FurLti(a>. Mio a in, t lvau aiL.. *3.00 t"> 30p iu. For nlUBnri, m4 4?\ MO. ? ?aH\ a .m. >?:?. <?r> ntfnutssk iihw, Hif .45-mmutssi a .at. jfSTlS, t ok. S ?0 r4fc ?nwlal 3 ? 4 S6. 5 *i. ? *t. 7 00. .30, !? f?.L 11>3<X u>4 II SO im InHK 4 'Hi. - fix. n M>. f -ari t?5miaa?eai 0 46 a ?-? ll .H'p.m. - F.r Way SUtVci between VvMwlc *4 M?H n -> ,. ,?i. . *. - >?,a HI ? 4 *.\? ^ 111 30 p. m sundaya, t> :n>? la. 1 .: X 3 J6. 4 ?\ 0 :m. II :?0|.. b? ..a? lniM l.w?? fi?;t?ni.'P* Ice 6 10. 6 ?-??. ? 3a 7 IX . XflTTW (46 iiauMik 8 :?o. 0 IS. 10 20 14j 1MUWI LB. II IV IM (45 minutes'. C 00. 3 00. 4 * f. (>o.0 CO. e :?0. 7 M\ . 4\ * iXJ. V? ?<*. 1 f 10tj4 11 oOp.ni. Kun<U>i *30. / ?]^ Si3u-,wi*?Lv (45 minutes. a?uA IV 50. 1 4j>*?*??""*? iT*t 4 i:>. - oo.lid 1 40.7 4a. t>.t>a i0 4?. ioMM 1 For jmy'kitea trains leare E aad 0 deji* kiruM. u. wevk oe)? P y&f - Sundays li a iu . 1.45 aul 3 15 p. la lifivt M? Kidto w.ekdavs 610 and (JO p. Sunday ? 3 40. h (Hi anil V fa> | Sunday ? 3 40. s IKI anil V (HI P lu. E <r Auuapolia. t> 40 aud X Jo an.. 12 1(X4 2X and tl 30 p m. On Sundays. * 30 am . 4 ? | m. iMir tnuaiate. tl .411. *3? 11 "4, trM,aM (t lip.iu. 8iinda)a. i:ST am . 4 Oopm For stations on tb? Metr>>|vl:taii Hrau*h. t? 4\ 110 3i>a.im.tl 15 pm,!.* iTtnciial stations waul ? 10 .10a.m.. t4 .110 and 45 SOr i? F<>r K.? knlle and aaj stations t4 35 p.m 1 ? (?aitbtral.nnr a- 1 intermediate pofcita *? 00a? m , tl2 30, *5 35. tu 20 pm. .. I ur H > is aud uitrrnwdiato atattoua, t7:00 (.a, 110:1101'.m. . .. i L.ir.1. tram ln>T. ? Wantniirtoii on Snnia* at 1 13k F.in . ?t.i|.| iujr at all atau>>aa oil Mrti\>|? utan Brataa^ For tmi. ru k. T<t.45. *10 30 am, ta.OO, t?.3U(w lu butulaj ?. 1 :15 and i3 55 p m. For Hatrtrak vn. T10 3oau> and f5,30 p.m. Train* ?rnv? from <1m<wo daily 11 4o a m.aof 4:05 p.iu . from <1u. mniu aud ht L.<uiadaii> 3:6? a.ni aud 1 55 pju.. troui Pittabuiv 7:10 a.ai..a(i4 0 ..*>?* I1 lu t?: V M ? VOUK AND I'HlLAlinJ'HIA DlvmiOS. For New lorh. 1 r?uv>u. N> ?ark and FiUHlUiHa 3., *4 IKI. *0 30, *13:00a.M., '2:S?0*4 JfOIa4 *10 :ui p.m. ltuffi t larlur iiu <>u all da> tratuv hWi'iuic <.'ar on tbe 10 30 i> m.. <>oau at W 00 p m. 1 b< 4 Jo ivm. train doc* not ?l l at Kl.aaUtL li i 1'Uiladelt'bia, Newark. WilmliurV'U andCbaMar. *4 <KI. (RI, ?:i 30. *12 00a.m., *2 Jo. *4 aud *lo in i in For inw-riiioliate potnta hrtwrm BalOmara isl I I*li:la>li l| l.ia t."> :>o aju.. " ' flu am! *4 30p.m. Iraiua k??e New Vt>rk lot *aatun?-4on. "B.XV til I'll am. *1 30, *2 3a *3 15. *5iK) p m. u4 *1" ;00 Uivht. Iraiua 1-ave Philadelphia for Waaidnirtnn. *4.1 (L *h 15, *11:10 a.m., 11 35, *4.15. *6 05. *5:43 aul *7 30 P. lu. lor Atlantic Citp 4 00 and t? 30am.. 12:00 uuoa and'.' 31' p in Suiida\?4 ill a m.,aliit U (Miimi^ lor !>'!!* Mraneh an.) thean OroTe t4 Oo, ttt OO a. Hi.. 11 'J (Ml ii'k'ii. CO .CI a nx. tKuei't Sunda) . * 1 'ail) . (Mumlay only. :f u?l4 Sui.ila) aud M inlay. M.xi-ept M >uda> IWiraa'e talli^l l'?r and rhorfc?a from h. tel? and r->. fiiivd lij I'uioti '1 rai.aler I on order* left 4 ti? k't ottuea, 010 and ]:<.'? 1 1 ei.uay I vania a<eiiu? aud atlx-li't. ('HAS (I M l ij. (Mil. 1M A?l J. 1. 01'K11* Geueral Mauatrer. J> .7 I_>Itl?MONT AIK LINE. ~ * bcLetliilc In efle<ct Jane SO, 1HHU. h:30a. in.-Ijwt tatna Mail, dan) for Wai ????? t? n. Oordi.uaviHe, t'liarUtteaviUe. l.\ in i.l'urv. aid ptatniiia tietw?*-ii Alexandria and l.\nclit ur*. H<?n><k^ brMtul, Koo?ill?, t'liattauooira aud Meiuplua l*u.l mau Sleeper Waot.iTurton U> M? luplna. II '.'4 a. ni. ? laBt mall daily (or WarrenU>n. Chaiw 1< >t teaville, o<*rd?>uaviIle. Slaty >uai tieaa|??kc aud i >lila H ' U) bbuix, lt>-ky Mount. 1 "aluille aud sta ll. ii> iirtweeu l.yuchl>uiv and i>au\iii., urwrnaboro'a l.ali itrh. Aah' ville ( tiarl >tt. . Ooluinht^ Au?-n?la, Atlanta, liiriiuiirhaiu. Montironiory, New t>rl,*u^ le&aaaud California. I'nlliuau Siieprr N?? lurk I* Atlanta, pari.?-? an Atlanta to Montfouiei), l"ulliu?a SI.. . r iiier) t.i N. ? Orleana. l*ulUnaB Klee|ier Urwimln ro' to ColuinlMa and A?-utta Fnlh n.an sl.-ept-m Maalnuirtou to Clnciuuatl na C. and 0k ? 415 p. m Dailr. eicept Sunday, for | 8traabnr<and tnu nuediate atatioiia. 7 p. in bait) via I ) ui Utiurv. Brutol aud I'liat tain ?ra Itilliuau \e?tioul< si.->-peiw W aaliiiurtoii M l ina. rouuei 11 ;tlien. e tor aB Arkauaaa i>oiutai alao wa*lim*'t< u t. New ' 'rleaua. 0.40 p. lu \Seaten: l.?| reaa, dally for Win?? Cnl|?I?*. ' 'ruin.-,- Char lot t,w villr. stauutoli. Uouia villi .cin. ini ati. Pullman \oatlliule train aaliliurto? to Cm. uiuati with a lulliuaii aleei, r for Lo.uiavUlc. 11 ii" | rn s. utliem tli n ae daily lor 1.) nibt.ur*, l>auville, Kaleitrn. Aatievilla, CUarlotto. c-olunil.i^ Auwiiata, Atlanta, M.mt?oui?Ty. New tirleana. Ivi??, anil California l'uilmau V.atitiule Car * aatuntftou la N> w i irlvaiio. na Ailanu and Montgomery lMlliuaa biee|? r Waeli.uirtou to ltirmimrhaiu, Ala.. ?la Atlanta au.l (jeor^'ia 1'a.in.'Kail way ^ '1 nuna on aelimirtoii aud Ohio dlviaton leave Wi iuirtou W:(to a in. daily em-pi suuday, aud 4 45 i' ta. dail) . arrive Hound Hill 11 :t0 a.m. and 7 '.'0 cm: r. turnimi leave Kouml Hili O (16 am. dail) and IS '.'J p.m. daily except Suuday, arn<nu* w a^biniftoii 8 34 am. and .' :53y.~ am. aii.i . .>.( j m. TbroturL traina from the flouth via Charlotte, Daa vtlle and l.yn. lilniTv arrive in Waaliin?rtuii 0 53 a ui. 4>ti.i " i 'i ?. ... . .... i ..< ii r.i * i ... t" ?.III. Ttoketa. ?le< i.iii* car reservation aud Inforroatlna fumiabed, and iMtfiraice cbei ked at ofBoe, 1 3' HI }vnu n 1 vai.ia aval.ne, aud at I'aMM inrer BlaUuii, lvuua) Iva. liia llailruad, OIL and U atrei'ta. y:\? JAM. L. 1AVLOK. Oen. 1-aaa. Atfont r?>HE OIlEAT X 1'KNNSTTLVAN'lA BOtTE TO THE NUK IH. M Ls'I AND K. 'I THWE^T. ThACE. hl l.l NKIl) ttENEgfc bl UX HA1LM. MAUN1F1C* hgl li'Mf.NT. IN EFTEC1 Jt St. . lssu. TRAIN'S 1.1 A\E W ASHINGTON. 1U M HTATloX. COKN EK OF 81XTH AND b M ULKlh, Ab tub LOWS: For Pituliunr and the Waat. Chlcaro limited Eipraaa of Pullman \e>til.ui?dCar>at W 50a.m dally . lut Line, 0:5() a.m. dally to Cm. innati aud MU l^ uia, witt. sle< i uur (ar? from Pittal.unr to ' ln.-inuac^ and Harnolmiv t. st.Louia. itail), except Haturday, to chi. atro. with Sleepluir Car Altooua to i UWaira, Weatem Expreaa, at 7 4<> p.m dail), with sl<?pinc Cara \N aalnturtou to Chlcairo and St. Louia, "u? nectiiiK .tall) at Hamnliunt with thnmrh Mnejien tor Louinvllleand Meiiiohla. PaclOc Expnaaa, 10 uO p. m dally, for Pittabnrt.- aud tbe Went, with tbruack ble<i|?r to lntuburv, and lltiabur* M B ALII MORE AND POTOMAC RAILROAD For Kane, (^anan.laurua, kocheabr and Niairara Falls daily, except Sunday. N. 1 ('a.in. For l.ne, Cauandaurha aud Ko. bmter dally. for Bufc laloand Ni*rara daily,except Saturday. 10:00|k m_ with Kleepiutr Car Waabiiurtoti to Bochaatar. For Wllliauia|Nirl, I>?-k Haveu and Eludra at U 50a. lu daily, except Minday . FOB PHILAI't Ll-IIIA. NEW YoKK AMD THK KAST. 7:20, 0:00, 11:00 and 11:40 am., 260, 4.J (A 10:00and 11 20(>JB. On bundajr, ?:00, 11 40^ Ii.., 2:50, 4 10. 10 00 aud lH30 p iu. Limited Exj reaa of I'ullnian Parlor Cara,? 40 a.iu. dally, excapt Sunday, aud 3 45 p.m. daily, wllb fHlili^ C" FOB PHILADELPHIA OHI.T. Faat Expreaa ?:10 a. in w.ek daya, aud H If) ft. ta dally. Expreaa 2:10 p. ui. dally. Aerom. 8 p. m. daily. For Boeton. without change, 2 50 p. m. every day. For Brocxl) u, N . V., all Uimuirb traiua < onuact aft Jvrnev (ht) with boaU ot Br..okly li Annex, afi r > ilia direct trauiifar to Fulton atrwel, avoidiuc double forriaa'e acroae New York city. For Oi:oau Cit) and poiuU on lxuawaiw Divuion, 1:17 p. ui week daya. For Atlantic City 0 00. 11:00 and 11 40 a. m. daya 11 .O'n in dally. For Baltimore, 6 35. 7:20, 8 10, t> 00. I' 40.0 50 11.00. audi 1 40 a. m., 12 05. 1 17. 2 10, 2 50 B .45, 4 :10.4 *0, 4 40. ? :0u, 7 :4(1. tt.10, lO OOL and 11:20 p. in. On Sunday, H (ill, U "5, 0 50. 11:40a. m.. 2 10, 2:50. 3 45, 4.1UC 00, 7:4a h 10. 10 00. and 11 20 p. m. For poi>e'a Creek Line. 7.20 am. and 4.-40 p.m. dailj^ except Sunday For Anuapolia, 7 20 and 9 00 am., 12 -05, 4 20 aud 0OO p.m. daily, except Sunday huuday* W 0i a.m.. 4:10p.m. ALEXANDRIA AND FREDERICKHBl'BO KAIU WAY. AND ALEXANDRIA AND WAbHlMUTOK RAILWAY. IN EFFECT MAT 12. 1K8P. For Alt-xandna 4 3o, 0 35. 7 45. H 40.0 -46. 10 it a.m., 12:04 noon, 2:06. 4.25,4 56. ? ol, 6 2L 8:02, 10 o5 and 11:37p.m. on Sunday at 4 3ll 7 45. 0:45, lo 67 am.. 2 36,0:01.8 02 aud 10:0? p.m. Aoooiumodation for Quantico, 7 45 a.m. and 4.66 p.i^ week daya. 7 45 a.m. Sundara. For huliiuond and tbe South. 4 3d, 10:67 a na aud 0 21 p. m daily, etcwpt Sunday limine leave Alexandria for WaeLintriou, C i5. ' >V 8:00,0:10, 10:15, 11:07a. toTTl:20L 3 "0. S IK :10, 7 05, 8 :00,0 :20, 10 32, and 11:09 D. iu. u Sunday at 0.10 aud 11:0< a m.i M.Otk 6:10^ ner of 13th atreet and Pennsylvania avaana, mat at the station, where orders can be left for tM cbecAmr of batfKatfe W ileslllnOon from butsia Mt FUA&^I VUH. 1. R. WOOD, Oeueral Mauatrer. General I'HII i mm ' Vn 8 _ 05, 8 Of). 0 20, and 10 32 p. Tickets and iiiformatiou at the f 1AT8KILL MOUNTAINS, KJ ' SARATOGA, LAKE GEORGE, ADIR OK DACES. On and after sL NDAY, June 23, express trains as West shore Railroad will ran Dally, except BulcUt, to and from the Jersey City Station of the Puuip Vail la Ballroad. luaklua close connections witL fast trains to and from Waaniuirton. CAT8K1LL MOUNTAIN EXPRESS.-Leave Jaraar City StaUon at 8 5u a m Arrive Pli.eul. ie, li' ^55 m m.; Ctraud Hotel. 1 45 p.m.. Botel Kastersklll. X ft p.m.; Mount House Station. 1.20 p.m.; Pwlsovlli^ 1 :25 p.m. Draw 1IKT'room Cars Jersey OIM Hotel Station aud to PbceuKia (for Hotel and Mountain House). SABAIOGA AND CATS KILL MT E Lesve Philadelphia. 8.20 am. arrive p.m.. irand Hotel. 4 25 p.m.; Hotel i ? p.m.; Ml. House Ststion. 4 16 pm.. lajru p.m. Amvs Saratoga. 0*0 pm.. CUM Geonra, 8:10 p in. Drawiac Royui Carsn to Grand Hotel station ana to IVitildt OTI Ksaterakill aud Mountain House), New loct to well aud Jersey City to Saratoga. ? . SARATOGA AND CAT SKILL MT._ BFBCL^J Leave W p.m : Orand fcffe asbimrtou. V 00 am. P _ rand Motel, 8 45 p m.; p.m.; Mt. House Station,8 O0 p.m.; I Arrive Saratoga. 0 26 p.m. Bi Georire, on Saturdays only, am Drawlujr Boom Cars New York to On and to ftianicia ifur Hotel Eaaterskill H use), and W ashington to 8araum. Pun liaae ticket* at Pennsylvania Ballromd and connect in tbe Jaraey City station for all i resorts by West Shore Kailroad Bam through. Saratoga trains run via Albany. >24tsep30 Gaaeral Pm?eagJr aSwdC NaiTRSk. GENTLEMEN'S GOODS. Ha Da Babe, IMPOBTEE AND TAILOE. 1111 Feama aTa, From July 1st to 16th, tncluelva. cant from praaent pri his establishment. 1 Noauchinduaemati who desire to bs well IWMO - - - - 112 cant from praaent prtcee ou^tu'LTL^'maS'te^ri^Q j?nr .tock ?tm be rJSa" 1st and lAtix. " lah. PROFESSIONAL.