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Was The On!y A l'ER'ff 9ARSAPARILL A. WORLD'S FAIE, CHICAGO. 1800. Sarsaparilla Admitted at The World's Fair Get Aim 8 AR-IAPAKI LLA. WORLD'S FAIR. CHICAGO. The Best. t>BRA><iBMK*rr or THE IJVF.K, WITH COX ?tli?*tloo. injuria the complexion. Induce pimple, ?allow skin. Kemove the cauee by using Carter"? Little IJver Pllla. One a doae. Try them. THE MODERN M1RKW OF HEALINQ WHICH are indisputably performed by \)t. Williams' Pink Pllla should receive the doaest Investiga tloo by sick people ami their friend*. Ja27-eo*ly Grand Excursion Sunday 41 9 A.M. AND 4:20 P.M. FROM 6TH STREET DEinrr TO THE OEM OF 8UBCKV. Choice Lots $30 and Up. Ttie Park I* altuatrd no a hi*h plateau on the 1'ennaylTsnla railroad, aihl alao ou tha Cieaa p-ak* 0?a<-h railroad 1 now building'. lying 270 ff*( above Washington. wbers ioire air, water and plenty of ahade tree* abound Commutation far*. 8S cent*. Title wa-raoled. No notea No lnt.reat No deeda of truat required. Caah or In etallmenta taken. Ten per rent off (or caah. We opened up May 27. anl ha.* eold two-thlrda of our lot., lioua*-* are now Id course of conat ruction. Eve-iraVn dally at 4.<M p.m. Clnulara and ticket* at i4Bo>, (C?l K at. o. w.. and from our agent* at depot. It Get a bottle or Angostura Hitter* to flavor yo)ir S*o?la and Lemonade, and k<rp your digestive orgaua In order. (K E.U I'll V ftO'lBS. lalerealiaj Features of Life at Thla Maryland Heaort. I'orre.poodenee of The Evening Btar. OCEAN CITY, Md., August 9, lt?4. Situated on the Ions, narrow Island of Assateague. and washed by the waters of 8lnr[utmt bay on one aide and the waves of the Atlantic on the other, this little place la becoming deservedly nr.ore and more pop ular each year with Washlngtonlans. The name*, of the cities of New York, Phil adelphia.Chicago. Baltimore, Klchmond.Xor folk. Frederick and Annapolis are all seen oppcslte nan.es on the register of the At lantic Hotel, where I am sojourning for one restful week. The bathing here has often been pronounced equal to Cape May Itself, and although It Is. apparently, a firm, gently rloplng and "Very safe beach, them are numerous life lines, and a life ruard is always an the sand during the bathing hour, ready to plunge In to the rescue at short notice. Since my last visit here, in 1902, there hare been at least thirty stores and cottages built. A veiy interesting feature of Ocean City is the daily puttirg out to sea of the fleet of fishing boats through the breakers, and their return at noon, generally with a full basket, and cften in addition there Would be a litg turtle, a sturgeon. a shark or some other odd denlzvn of the briny deep. To us who WFtrh these hardy. Jolly, ragged, sun burned and barefooted men It seems a dan gerous experiment every time they breast the waves. Thre are usually three or four to each boat, but one old fellow invariably ventures forth alone on the heaving billows, and by great skill and strength he ma neuvers his little craft, unaided, success fully to the ftshlrig grotttids, from two to five miles away. Th?re Is a life saving station In the line of cottages. and any visitor who will re quest the favor is politely Initiated into the workings nd the domestic economy of these beneficent Institutions. Each Is sup plied with a grod many comforts, not the leart of which is a small but well-selectcd library for the ise of the men during the lonely n inter. Now there are only a few on duty. In former years the famous, tiny, blue eyed. spotted Chincoteague ponies were a .?onmon sight, either being ridden by visit ors up an<l down the beach or quietly brows ing on the scanty herbaire behind the hotels and Mttages. but I have not come across any of these animals this season. Tradition says that many years ago a vessel contain ing Shetland ponies was wrecked oft Chin cot eague Island, and that these are their posterity. Another local tale is of a Spanish galleon which went down, about the time of the revolution, some few miles north of Ocean City. There is a strip known as "money beach." where Spanish coins have been found quite plentifully. I examined one specimen, said to have been picked up there, and It was undoubtedly Spanish, and the ?till legible date proved It to be at least one hundred and twenty-live years old. Among Wasklngtonlans here recently were Interstate Commerce Commissioners J. D. Yeomans and Clements and their re spective families. Mr. and Mrs. Waggaman and family. D E. Fox and family, Count Savertss. Senator Blackburn, the wife of Senator Jonas, ft. C. Owynn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Else man and family, Mr. Nordltnger and family, C. R. Newman and family. EVICTIONS AT Pl'LLMA*. The DlrlUag Teaaata Will Be Asked to Leave Their Homes. The Chicago Post says: Pullman's ten ants will be evicted?Vice President Wlckea said so today. Tha company claims that it teust find houses for Its new employes to live In. and as the strikers have been camp ing tn the Pullman flats without paying a cent of rent for the last three months, they must get out. This move Is the very last In the big strike, and It will forever dis comfit the employes. The company's houses cover about three thousand people. These three thousand consisted of the striking workmen snd their families. * There art about one thousand new men tn the shops that have families and that desire to live near their work. The old employes must make way for the new. "Will the company evict tfle tenants?" Mr. W [vices was asked. "Something of that kind must be done," he replied; "we must And quarters for our new employes." "Have you taken any active steps In the matter yet?" "No; not yet. but we will soon do so." "When?" "I cannot say exactly when, but very soon." Mr. Wlckes spoke In a manner from which cne might gather that the lawyers were already looking about, and would be pre pared at any minute to go ahead with the work. "Will It rot be a troublesome process?" he was asked. "Oh. I don't know. I suppose It can be done easily enough. It must be done, any how." This will be a deathblow to the tenants, who are the strikers. They have no money and very little food. When their scant supplies of household furniture are set out in the streets by the constables It will be Impossible for them to move !t away. Even now the;.' cannot afford to buy a pound Of coal to cook th? raw potatoes they get from the committee. The prospects are gloomy Indeed for the poverty-stricken occupants of the company's houses. Eviction is the very last thing the people tt.ivo lo >ke 1 fir. one w>man on Fulton Street said: "Surely, they won't put us out. Where would we go If they did? We hive bo money; not enough to buy a bushel of coal. Wo have no clothes. The American public would not stand by and see a thou sand ftmliios rerd.-rcil liomelets." Any striking tenant who wants to return lo work will be left in his house, but inside Of two days the remaining six hundred places will be filled, and tiie tenants whj cannot go back?Oven If they wished to? will bo left out In the cold. a ?? Three distinct shocks of earthquake were felt at Memphis yesterday morning. The ihocks were of ten seconds' duration. All buildings swayed and windows rattled, but ro damage was done. STREET EXTENSION The Map of the First Section Practi cally Completed. " THE CITY'S PLAN IN THE SUBURBS The Proposed Line of the Extended Streets and Avenues. BEAUTIFUL BOULEVA R D S There are few matters of greater import ance to the citlstns of Washington than 1 hat of the extension of the city street*. I-or months the District engineer depart ment has been engaged upon this work, and countless maps have been prepared, show ing In detail the different schemes of ex tension. It is a big subject, a herculean task, for there are property Interests that must be considered, and steep grades and other details that call for the exercise of the best engineering Judgment In the com pletion. or rather the successful completion, of such an Important work. Vnllke other cities, Washington was at the beginning laid out on a geometrical and almost Ideal plan, and on a scale worthy the capital of a great nation. It Is hardly possible that the most sanguine of Its founders ever drfamed that the original limits of the city would be passed within a century. No active effort was made to pro vide for th<e enlargement of the city's plan until some seven or eight years ago, when the people suddenly realised that a per nicious system, or rather lack of system, In suburban subdivisions was rendering the extension of city streets Impossible on their present lines. What had been done In other cities was being reversed here. The greater Washington was growing into a "cow-path city." A string of subdivisions along Boundary street from Massachusetts avenue to 1st street had been made without the direct ex-tenslon of a single street or avenue, and with very little regard as to connections with each other; acme of them, in fact, shutting off communication with adjacent subdivisions. Streets had been laid out along the old roads or parallel to them, and In widths no greater than city places and alleys. The Evil Checked. Six avenues were thus blocked at Bound ary street, making them end at the bottom of the hills, and In a street about half their width. Congress was appealed to for aid In the matter, the plan being to extend the city streets by condemnation through these Irregular patchts, and then make all new additions conform to the city plan. Failing to get the legislation desired, some law waa requested to prevent a spread of the evil In new subdivisions. This brought forth the act of 1388, regulating all future subdivisions In the District. A number of subdivisions were made In accordance with this law, which were, of Course, laid out after the city system, so that when the city streets are expended and the Intermediate tracts are subdivided, the whole will form one harmonious plan. Continued efforts were made to have the first idea carried out, and the result was the passage over a year ago of the act for a ??permanent syitem of highways." This act provides for the recording of extension plans with thj surveyor and for condemna tion proceedings, but no money was ap propriated for the condemnation, tills last Item being cut out of the original bill. There has therefore been no necessity for a hurriedly prepared plan of extension, and the Commissioners hope In a short time to present for record a complete and well digested plan of all that suburban section north of Florida avenue and Included be tween North Capitol street extended and Rock creek. Some few hearings have been had on the subject and written sugges tions and petitions have come from all sides. What the Map Will Show. This first section covers an area of about nine square miles?two square miles in park, one square mile divided after the city sys tem,four square miles unsubdivided and two square miles being covered by Irregular sub divisions. These last comprise several thou sand small lots owned by as many Individ uals. It Is these small holdings that have proved such an obstacle In the way of street extension, as many of the lots will be wholly Included within tho lines of pro posed streets and must be purchased. Oth ers will have but a small area taken from one end of the lot, and additonal benefits may balance the value of the part taken and no damages allowed. In the agricultural or unsubdivided parts very little condemnation will be necessary as it Is expected to get the streets when subdivisions are made. The plan of this first section ccver about thirty good-slied maps showing all details neoessarv for a complete record. The localities cf all proposed avenues are given upon every lot line that Is crossed as well as the area taken. Most of the streets have been re tained and widened, the rectification being mainly by the extension of particular ave nues and streets northerly from the city Sixteenth street will be extended with Its preaeit width and direction to the District f?m u more than ?'* miles ?EIIL VV?,t? Mouse, one mile being along the eastern boundary of Rock Creek t*!1^ wh*re * beautiful view can bd had of the valley. Thirteenth and 14th streets are to remain a* now laid out with the Eexception of seme widening, and will be ended north to the District ltne. Thlr atreet from Kenesaw avenue north an excellent natural grade and will ai?n* drtre lnt0 the c,ty " kept free from tracks, which Is likely, as It runs very near to Brlghtwood avenue Dentations From the Line. New Jersey avenue on account of some steep grades Is bent from Its city direction and also reduced in width. It follows the line of a small valley direct from Boundary to 14th street, and along 14th street road to 10th street extended. A better natural grade. It Is claimed, could not be selected MV Pleasant to the city, and this ex tension Is further desired In the interest of sewer department having ad vocated It a number of years ago. ? ,?.Xtens!?n of 17th street has not been ^ 1,ne' as the oM Pin?y Branch road and Central avenue were Included for the sak* of economy. The breaks, how are sllfht- and the proposed lines will allow a fairly continuous highway. Its ?x 18 malnly desirable as a' relief to 16th street extended, as the two streets will be the only direct connections with the city for the section between 14th street and Rock creek. Connecticut avenue Is also shifted In its extension, on account of excessive cost and because grades can be established to the east without great damage to present grad ed streets In Washington Heights. Colum bia road will be retained and widened Into an avenue and extended to 13th street where It will Join with New Hampshire avenue extended from Petworth. Broad Boulevards. ? A project has been worked out quite fully for connecting Rock Creek Park by a boulevard with Soldiers' Home, which lat ter will no doubt become a public park as the city grows around it. This boulevard will follow both sides of Plney branch from the park boundary to 16th street extended, the building lines being 220 feet apart. East of 16th street it is 100 feet wide, tak ing In all of Spring road and forming a new entrance at the Soldiers' Home At the southtast entrance of Soldiers' Home an other avenue is proposed, ltjo feet in width and leading to M?. Hamilton and the East em branch. wh?re the reclaiming of the flats v ill offer another park similar to what is contemplated along the Potomac. South of the Zoological Park will be n driveway on either bank of Rock creek with a narrow park taking In the creek and -ar'd between the drives. This will end at Q street, where some city street will be se lected and widened to connect with the im provements on the Potomac. If the mall and East Lapitol street are considered as an other connecting drive the city will then n.ave a link of parks and drives about the -/ft center varying gieatly In topography and tatural beauty, having excellent grades and aggregating twelve miles in length A very important matter in coneetion tVi extensions is the renaming of the streets. This question has not been ' fit ally determined upon, but the rule that' will probably be followed is to begin naming j I the streets above W after the principal ! cities of America, running in alphabetical order according to the Initial letters. When the alphabet Is thus exhausted, names of river* and lakes will be taken. The names likely to bs used are as follows: Cities?Albany, Baltimore, Cincinnati, De troit. Ernporia, Frankfort. Galveston, Hart ford, Indianapolis, Joliet, Keokuk. LmMK Milwaukee, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia, Qulncy, Richmond. Savannah, Trenton, I't'ca, Vallejo, Wilmington, Xenia, Yuma, Zanesville. Rivers and lakes?Albemarle, Brandywlne, Chesapeake, Des Molr.es, Erie, Flint. Gene see. Huron. Itatka, Juniata. Kennebec. Le high, Mohawk, Niagara, Ontario, Penobscot, Qulnebaug, Rappahannock, Susquehanna, Tahoe, Umatilla, Vermillion, Wabash. The avenres will be named, as at present, after the states, and there are a sufficient number of avenues in prospect to use the name of every state ana territory. The Other Section. After recording the first section, another will be prepared taking the suburban parts of the northeast. Considerable work has already been done upon this part, and the solution of the problems presented Is easy when compared with the first section. In addition to this general plan, special ones have been prepared during the past yfar for the extension of Important ave nues. These have Included Rhode Island avenue northeast and Massachusetts avenue Nebraska avenues northwest. The extension of Massachusetts avenue from Rock crick to the Di?trlct line Is projected, which, when completed, will of fer to the city a short and beautiful drive to Cabin John bridge and Glen Echo. It will then bs about nine miles in length and 1(0 feet wide. Philadelphia has lately de cided to give lO.OUO.lM) for a little more than one mile of such avenue. The exten sion of this avenue will be of little cost to the District, It Is said, as the owners along the avenue have donated, or promised, most of thi right of way. AT HEKKULUY SI'HIM.S. Straw Hides and Dinner* nn?l Otlier Social Event?. Correspondence of The Evening Star. BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va., Aug.10.lKM. Tha weather has been delightfully cool, therefore the gayeties have Increased. "1 he ball room is filled every evening with dancers, and the long portico for which this place is noted is crowded. Tonight the young daughters of Thos. W. King, vice president of the B. and O. rail road, will give a straw ride to Lover's Leap. Among those who will go are Misses Alia and Annie King, Claude Miles of Norfolk, Jennie Wise, daughter of Capt. Wise, L. S. N.; Betey Sample of Washington, Elisa beth Defries of Baltimore, frio? Smlth of Washington and Margaret Klor ance; Messrs Preston Gibson of Washing ton, Oden Hoestmann of New York, Thos. Fitzgerald of Baltimore, Allen Stokes of Richmond. John Robertson, Fred KlnKiinil Lucian Breckinridge. MrsIJeut. t h^. R; Miles will chaperon the affair. A dainty little supper will be'served to the young people on the top of the mountain. Mrs. Oates, the wife of the newly" elected governor of Alabama, is here with her son. The family of Representative Bynum is among the recent arrivals. Mr. John McKlm of Baltimore will gi%e a play entitled "Snow Ball" on t riday even ing for the benefit of the Village Improve ment Association. The characters >*ill t>e taken by Mr. John McKlm of Baltimore. Miss Morris of the i-ame place. Miss John son, granddaughter of Reverdy Johnson of Maryland, Mr. Saltonstall of New York and Mr. Breckinridge of Kentucky. Mrs. George of Baltimore will give a large tea this atternoon. Mrs. Rosa Pelham Suit gives a dinner to night at the Castle. Tuesday night the ladles gavo a supper for the benefit of the Episcopal Church of Berkeley. The affair was held in the ordinary of the Berkeley Springs Hotel. The room was dressed with ferns, flowers and palms, and the subdued light of many wax candles and shaded lamps was very effective Miss May Wise of \N ashlngton and Miss Nora Black well were pretty wait r?Mr %V A. Magee of the Pittsburg Times Is here enjoying himself fishing and hunt inc. Representative Adams of x ennsyi vania is visiting Representative Reyburn and family at their cottage. Mr. .Warns gave a supper on Saturday evening to sev eral friends in the private dining rooms of the Berkeley Springs Hotel. The guests were Representative Keyburn and wife. Mr. John McKim of Baltimore. Mr. \\ m Ad dicks of Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Orth of Washington and Mrs. J. E. M. Stoughton. Next week will be very gay. Besides .he usual hops, a phantom party and a fancy dress ball are to be given, with large din ners at the various cottages. MIsj Callle McCall of Florida Is here. Mrs. D. P. McCartney recently returned from Washington. A large hop was given on Monday c\ ening at the Berkeley Springs Hotel. The dress ing was elegant. Among the handsome toilets the following were noticed: Mrs. Wm. Stokes of Richmond was robed In white silk, laco and diamonds; Mrs. H. A. Orth of Washington, white tulle over s.lk. diamond pendant and tiara; Mrs. Stoughton of Boston, an elegant gown of heliotrope silk and velvet, diamond and amethyst Jewels; Mrs. Nora Blackwell of Baltimore, pink tulle over satin, diamond Jewelry; Mrs Worthington Of Baltimore, white silk and mull; Mrs. Hardesty, black silk and Jet; Miss Bessie Wilcox of Philadelphia, pink silk mousseline de sole and diamonds, Mrs. Wilcox, black brocaded moire and point lace and diamonds; Miss Nanile Green of Berkeley, red silk and lace dia monds and rubles; Miss May Wise of Wash ington, black lace and pale blue satin, tur quoise and pearl ornaments; Miss Anna George, Baltimore,black silk skirt,with even ing waist of organ platted chiffon; Miss Beckey Gaither, whlti mull and pink rib bons- Mrs. Branch, wife of Representative W A Branch of Alabama, was dressed In black silk. lace and Jet, diamond orna ments; Mrs. CoJ. Blddle of Baltimore, ir.a Senta silk, point lace and diamonds; Mrs. ,leut. Miles of Old Point Cemfort, mourn ing toilet of silk; Mrs. Admiral Almy. black silk and lace; Miss Almy, white silk and pearls, Miss Wrenn of Washington, pink silk and chiffon; Miss Bohrer. white tulle over silk; Miss Helene Jones of St. Louis, white silk and mull; Miss Persls Jones, pale blue organdie and lace; Mrs. Harry Wells of Washington, pink tllk trim med with rare old duchesse lace, diamond pendant; Mrs. C. P. Jack of Berkeley .black silk, lace and pale pink, diamond orna ments; Miss Wrenn, primrose silk covered with tulle, diamond ornaments; Miss Dan iels of Washington, white lace over pale yellow gilk, pearl necklace. Mrs Dr. Pennington of Washington gave a dinner on Tuesday evening. The quests were Misses Lee and George, Messrs. Cooper and McKlm. Mrs. Pennington was dressed in pink silk, with diamond orna ments; Miss George wore mousseline de sole over pink silk; Miss Lee was attired In blue silk. A supper will be given on I riday night immediately after the theatricals for the benefit of the Catholic Church. Mrs. D. I . McCartney, United States navy; Mrs. Lieut. Irwin, United States navy; Mrs. Col. Baugh man of Baltimore and Mrs. Nat. Pendleton are superintending the affair. It will be held at the Berkeley Springs Hotel. Governor Brown and staff and the officials of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad have been Invited to lend their presence to the gayettes of this week and have accepted. Thirty gentlemen are expected on Friday. Tonight Miss Mcllvaln of Baltimore gives a large dinner at Mrs. Reed's beautiful cot tage. THEY I F.I.I. \\ ITH A St'AKKOI.U. Eight Men Seriously Injured In the City Hull ut Jersey City. A scaffold upon wjilch eight men were working Thursday nfternoon broke down one of the Interior walls of the new city hall at Jersey City. The men fell to the cellar. They broke through the lirst floor, j which is fire-proof. A fire alarm was rung and the men were quickly extricated and sent to the city hospital. The list of the "killed and injured Is: Thomas Dwyer, fatally bruised; died fif- j teen minutes after the accident. Frank Fields, bricklayer; hurt internally. i Patrick Kennedy of Hoboken, bricklayer; j hurt about the head; unconscious. Peter Sullivan of New York, bricklayer; bruised internally. John Jerson; cut about the head. Martin Fleming; injured about the head and chest. Henry Detm.irrln, bricklayer; crushed by the falling wall. To Oppose I'lingreKmiinn tlrKelithnn. The republican congressional convention j of the fifth Nebraska district yesterday nominated Prof. W. E. Andrews of Host- I insrs. He ran against Congressman Mc- j Keighan two years ago, and was defeated. | AN APACHE'S PLEA Remarkable Story of an Indian Who Was Onoe a Hostile. MISFORTUNE OF A BAD REPUTATION He Was Always Under Suspicion and Now is in Prison. HIS RELEASE PROPOSED Es-klm-ln-zln, an Apache chief, held as a prisoner of war at Mount Vernon barracks, Alabtrr.a, Is the subject of correspondence between the Interior and the War Depart n ents. The case Is an Interesting one. The War Department alleges that Es-kim ln-rln is a treacherous^ cruel and bad In dian, while the paitfsans of Es-klm-ln-zln assert that these charges are false, and that the Indian has been sentenced and ex iled without trial and without the filing of specific charges. An application for the re lease of Es-klm-in-zin was made to the In terior Department four years ago, and by the Indian bureau was referred to the War Department, which reported adversely to the Indian. Recently the case was brought to the attention of >Ir. Sims, first assistant I secretary of the interior, by Mr. John P. , Clum, at present a post office Inspector, but forr. erly agent at the San Carlos reserva tion, Arizona. The case has been referred by Mr. 81ms to Dar.lel M. Browning, commissioner of Indian affairs, and in turn referred by him to the War Department. There the case rests, but an investigation Is promised. Oen. Howard, U. S. A., Is a friend of the exiled Apache, and believes that he should be released. It is claimed by those inter ested In the exile that, the order expelling him from Arizona was, at best, a military precaution, and certainly could never have beon tegarded as a military necessity. Capt. Wotherspoon, commandant at Mount Vernon barracks. Is also a sympathizer with the imprisoned chief. Vincent Colyer states to tne authorities that Es-klm-ln-zln was the lirst Indian chief who came into the military post at old Camp Grant, Arizona, In the spring of 1871, and asked to be allowed to live In peace. It is asserted that while there under the protection of the American tlag. and assured by the army of flecr.i that he and his people could sleep In their camp in as perfect security as the sol diers could In theirs, they were. In the early dawn, set upon by a band of assassins, un der the leadership of Americans, and 128 of his tribe, his family, relatives and friends, old men, women and children, were brutal ly murdered and their bodies mutilated. Affnlm Assaulted. Es-klm-in-zin saved only one member of his family from the slaughter, and this v-as a little girl, two and a half years old. whom he caught In his arms as he fled. Es-klm-in-zin, the day after the massacre, leturned to Camp Grant, where the com manding officer assured him that no soldier had any part In or sympathy with this brutal butchery. With this assurance he returned with the survivors of his band, and once more placed themselves under the protection of the troops. Within six weeks his camp was charged by a troop of white soldiers, his people assaulted and driven Into the mountains. It was stated in ex tenuation- by the authorities that this was a very unfortunate blunder. It appeared to Es-klm-ln-zln like trickery and he became er raged. He was stirred to revenge, and later, either he, or one of his friends, killed a white man. His friends maintain that it was wonder ful that he stopped at the death of only one of a race with which he had formerly main tained relations of perpetual war and who slnoe a truce was declared had exercised, as he believed and had reason to believe, so ff.uch treachery and cruelty toward him and his people. The enemies of Es-kim-ln-zln emphasize his crime by saying that the man who was killed hart befriended him His friends say that the?e people appear to lose sight of the fact thai all this treachery, cruelty and mur.ler .eward the Apaches was enacted after the most sjltmn assurances of friend ship and protection h'ul bcvii made to the Indians by 'he commissioned ofllcers of the American government. In] nailer rulnlrrf Out. It is said that one of the papers filed in the case In behalf of Es-klm-ln-zin con tains the following paragraph: "Is it not strange that we can pass lightly over the 1.8 treacherous and cowarly murders In stigated by white men, while we carefully treasure the memory of a single killing by ! on Indian, and after the lapse of twenty three years point to him and say: This man murdered his friend,' without even giving him the benefit of the circumstances which instigated the crime." Within the two years which followed the massacre at old Camp Grant, Special Com missioner Colyer and Oen. O. O Howard visited Arizona. Post Office Inspector Clum told The Star reporter that these officers did not find Es-klm-ln-zln ''treacherous cruel and bad, ' but that, on the contrary they had great confidence in him, and that Oen. Howard believes In the old chief to this day. Mr. Clum states that when he went to Arizona in 1874 as the Indian agent at Ban Carlos he found Es-klm-ln-zln a prisoner of war at new Camp Grant In Irons, engaged in making adobes for the soldiers, and that then, as now, there were n? specific chirges against him. Mr. Clum said that the officers at the post told him the Indian was confined because a certain the United States army did not like him. and regarded him as a bad In dian. He Wm Snuprrtrd. In 1874 Agent Clum made an official re quest for the release of Es-klm-ln-zln, which was complied with without opposition on the part of the military. From the time of his release to the time that Agent Clum left San Carlos no man was more faithful to the interests of the reservation than this Indian. Agent Clum has stated to the au thorities that in the trying times at San Carlos In 18<4 to 18ii this chief was never found wanting in action or advice The agent frequently depended upon nis support when he felt his life In danger, and the old chief never failed to do his duty well When Mr. Clum left San Carlos, Es-kim-ln-zln ex pressed a fear that there might again be trouble at the reservation, and he said that he would go down on the San Pedro and take up some land and live like a white man. that the authorities might not blame him for whit should afterward happen at the reservation. Es-kim-in-zin took up a ranch on the San Pedro in 1S77. Improved it with irrigation ditches and stocked it When Victorio and his outfit left the reser vation it was at once rumored that Es klm-ln-zin was in sympathy with the rene *2 ,' ev ery frosh rumor of trouble with the Indians at San Carlos fresh charges were made agi.inst the ex-chief of the San f ?1,ro- accompanied by frequent demands that he should be imprisoned or killed The Arizona Citlze.1 was about the only paper In n which said a good word for the old Indian. He Telln Ills Story. The subsequent story of Es-kim-in-zin is best told by himself ir a statement made to Capt. Wetherspeon. under date of March. 1882, and which is now on tile at the War Department. Substantially it is as follows: "Seventeen years ago I took up a ranch cn tin- San Pedro, cleared the brush and ' took out water in a ditch which I made 1 Ploughed thH land, and made a fence! around it like the Mexicans. When I start-d I had three horses and twenty-five head of cattle. I was on the San Pedro ten years. Thtn I had t, venteen horses thirty eight cattle, a large yellow wagon, for which I paid J150; four sets of harness for ' ?which I pail forty .fhiiars, al,,i another *.vag<m. which <oat nM JBQ, but which I had given to some relative*. I also had many ! tools. F. r about tluee .Vfars 1 drew rations ! from the agent. After that I did n >t draw i^nv more til! 1 wnS sent to the agency Ly l.ieut, Watson. I bought all my faiffly clothing and supirfies v. ith the money I triad'-. In isss Licit. Watson came to my i ranch and gave rpe a paper from C'apt ' Pearce. the ac;-nt.,y?nd told me that I had ! better go to the S;.n Carlos reservation, hs I citizens would kill me If I did not; that i there were about Io0 cJ/Uers coming with ' pistols. They came lh^ n \t day after I i left my ranch, and they at my women, putting bullets through tluir skirts, an l i drove them off. They lock five hundred and ] fifteen sacks of corn, wheat and barley, de stroyed Ave hundred and twenty-three pump kins and took away thirty-two head of cattle. After that I went to Washington, and when 1 returned they asked me If I did not want to go back to my ranch on the San Pedro. I said no. 1 would not be safe there, and would feel like a man sitting on a chair with some one scratching the sand out from under the leg3. Then Capt. Pearce said that I could select a farm on the reserva tion. so I went with Lieut. Watson and se lected a piece of land on the Qlla Just above the subegency. Lieut. Watson surveyed It for me. I made a ditch for irrigating, and had water flowing In it, and had nearly flnished fencing the farm when I was ar rested. Since I have been away my wife and some of my children have looked after the farm for me." Agsla In Trouble. Buch is a part of the story of Es-klm-ln zln, but the drama does not end here. In 1871 his people were attacked and massa cred by citizens and In 1874 he was a prisoner of war In Irons, disliked by some In authority and regarded by them as a bad Indian. In 1&8S he was again com pelled to flee from a company of armed citizens who were coming to take his life; his family was assaulted, driven away and his ranch looted. Although compelled to abandon the lands which he had Improved and occupied for ten yearj on the San Pedro, he was still undismayed and once more set himself to work to make a new home on iand within the limits of the res ervation which had been set apart by the government for llie solo use and benefit of the Indians. He had Just completed some Important Improvements when hla relatives committed a crime, and it was deemed judicious once more to make Es klni-in-zln a prisoner of war, and a little later, It Is asserted by his friends, without trial and without giving the accused the benefit of a single witness, the old Indian was taken away from the reservation guard house at midnight, and sent into exile, it Is said, as a military precaution. His friends claim that he Is disliked by some people In authoilty. and that they al lege that h9 Is a bad Indian, lluble to aid and abet the renegades, but that the proof of these allegations does not appear to have been filed with the papers In the case. E? klm-ln-sln Is st.il at Mount Vernon tar racks. Alabama, a prisoner of war. The documents filed at the War Department by the friends of the Indian charge that he has been accused falsely; that he has been per secuted. humiliated, Imprisoned, Ironed, and finally exiled, not only without a trial, but without specific charges. He Is sharing the same fate with Geronimo, who was always a renegade while In Arizona. Ks-kim-in-xln, though broken-hearted over his many mis fortunes, is said by the authorities at Mount Vernon barracks to be orderly and Indus trious, and to be giving the community the benefit of his labor and Intelligence, while Geronimo Is making bows and arrows to sell for his own benefit to the travelers he meets at the railway station. The Indian'* Plea. Ks-klm-in-zln, In concluding his final pleu, says: "Since I put down a stone with Gen. Howard many years ago, and prom ised that I would never do anything wrong, I have r.ot broken my promise. I ask to be sent back to my family at Han Carlos and given the land surveyed by Lieut. Watson: that It be given me forever, and I will never ask for rations or anything else for myself or my family from the government. I want to work like a white man and sup port my family. I can do It. and I will al ways be a good man." The Secretary of War has referred the consideration of matters pertaining to the Apache prisoners of war to Capt. Davis, and it Is understood that the War Depart ment Is anxious to transfer the custody of Es-kim-in-zln and the other prisoners to the Irdian office or to any responsible parties who may have In view a plan look ing to the improvement of the conditions ] and the permanent settlement of such In dians. LEAV1SU THE IHEROKKC SIKIt*. ] Thousands lin Awajr From a Barren and Parehed Country. ! Kjicclal t'orrenponlcm'e of Tbe Evening Hlsj. TOPEKA, Kan., August M, JSM. The reports from the Cherokee strip coun try are exceedingly discouraging and pre I sent a picture of want and desolation that ' will elicit the sympathy of people every wehre. The strip of country comprising i the Cherokee outlet Is fifty miles wide and i ISO miles long. With the exception of a little bottom land skirting the Arkansas ' and Canadian rivers, it Is r.lmost as barren ' ' as the sandy deserts of I'tah. Hot winds ; [ which have swept over that country for the ' : past three weeks, together with the long ' protracted drouth, have withered and dried up every vestige of green, and the fio.um , people, who live within the Cherokee strip I boundaries must either leave or suffer tne j pangs of hunger. I This Is the situation theie today. There is no other alterative for those who are still ther?. On the ltith of September of last year the Cherokee strip was opened to settlement. One hundred thousand people made the grand rush for homes. On that day blister ing hot winds from the staked plains of Texas greeted their Incoming. Today the r.ame destroyer greets the long trains of covertd wagons as they take up their line of, march for other states where bread can te' secured. It is estimat ed that of the KJU, 0U0 who went In'o th-? strip nearly one year ago, not more than 50,t*HI are there now, the others having already gone to Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri and other states. Thoai who have gone hRve abandoned their claims to the prairie dogs and coyotes, the natural Inhabitants )t that region. Traveling frcm Arkansas City across the strip to the southvost, one will meet scores of emigrant wagons filled with men, women anl children leaving the country. Ask them where the) are going and they can not tell you. They are fleeing from the desert. Many arc going to southern Mis souri and northern Arkansas, while others are drifting back to eastern Kansas, where they have relatives and friends. * Applications by the hundred arc being made to the land office officials for an ad ditional leave of absence from their home steads. Under the law the homesteader cannot be absent from his claim more than six months at a time. Hundreds are re questing an additional three months, so they car. leave and spend the winter else where. Then, they say, they will go back In the spring ai.d try It over again. They still hope that there Is an outcome to the Cherokee strip country, and with a courage equal to that of the people of western Kan sas, who nave for years fought against fate, many will return next spring to make an other effort. DKEK PA Kh HAPPt?.M*US. Some of the People Wlio Are Knjoy Ing I.Ke nt Thla Keuirt. Correspondence of Tbe Evening Star. DEER FARK, Md? August 8. 1S94. With the opening of the present month the flood tide of gayettes leached Its height. Mr. Bertah Wliklns, with his wife and family, arrived on Saturday for a prolonged stay, bringing with them their horses and carriages. Mr. Wiikins returned to the city on Monday, but will come back later. Mrs. Chapin Is again In possession of her pretty cottage in the grounds, having ar rived early In the season from southern California, where she has been spending the past winter. Mr. and Mrs. Chapin Intend returning to their Massachusetts, avenue residence in tne autumn. During her ab sence In the west Mrs. Chapin's health has greatly Unproved. A few evenings since the guests of the hotel were treated to a minstrel perform ance by the colored waiters. The entertain ment took place In the dining hall and drew a large attendance. .Mr Chas. Raymond Brodlx arrived nt the Oakland on Saturdav last, to Join his wife und children, who have been spending the month of July at the hotel. Monday Mr. Hrodlx took his family to a mineral spring In the near neighborhood of Charlestown, Va. Mrs. G. M. B. Diehl and her son, Mr. Ca liph O'Connor, arrived early in the Week for an extended stay. Considerable Interest is felt over the coming of the fourth Virginia regiment, who are expected shortly to go in camp upon the grounds Just across the track, opposite the Oakland. As the officers and their families will be quartered at the hotel there Is every reason to expect an unusual amount of gay ety. (Jen. Gibbon who has been the guest of Col. and .Mrs. Il.ismer at their cottage, left rai Tuesday for Washington. Mrs. Este? G. Rathbone has as her guests for the present month Miss Welljer and Miss Van DeVeer of Hamilton. Ohio. Among the recent arrivals from Washing ton are Commissioner Geo. Truesdell, l.leut. Alger ar.d wife, Mrs. G. W. B. Duhl, Mr. and Mrs. G. Wolf, R. J. Fisher and J. C. Drake. DEAD LETTERS Over Half a Million Came From Foreign Lands Last Year. EFFORTS TJ FIND THEIR DESTIN1TI0N Memory an Important Element in the Work. CURIOUS INCIDENTS During the last fiscal year ended June 30, 181M. ftilO.MU letters from foreign ' lands drifted Into the dead letter office at Wash ington. The Individuals addressed being rot discovered, i.early ail of these missives had to be sent back to the countries whence they c&me. Vet the United States post office is vastly more clever at finding people than are the authorities abroad. Orly a few days ago a letter dispatched from New York with the superscription, "Levi P. Morton, Paris. France." was re turned marked "Irconnu"?1. e., "un known." Nevertheless, the ex-Vice Presi dent was In the French capital at the time at one of the great hotels. The foreign authorities seem to be stupid about such things. Letters from the Unit ed States addressed to Walter Besant or Algernon Swinburne, "England," are sent back marked "Insufficient address." One might suppose that English people would know (.bout their own famous literary men. It used to be the same way with Charles Reade and Robert Browning. An Ameri can child's letter to "Santa Claus, Hartr Mountains, Germany," was returned with "Unknown," "Not found" and "Insuffi cient address" stamped all over It by sev enteen postmasters. At Christmas time every year children write letters to Santa Clans and mail them, usually unstamped. If a foreign address is given, the missive is dispaUhed In the malls, the rules of the international postal union not requiring prepayment. Eventu ally it finds Its way back to the foreign division of the Poet Office Department. If it contains a petition from some poor < hild for a small gift the employes of the office will occasionally play Santa Claus, making up a purse to buy the article requested. Comparatively few of the foreign letters which rea< h the dead letter office here can be delivered to the persons addressed, be cause It Is not allowable to open them. If one of them Is open when received It Is sealed with a special stamp, which looks somewhat like an ordinary ivostage stamp, bearing the words. "Post office Department ?officially sealed." The first stamp of this kind that was Issued had the words "post obitum" on It, meaning "after death." A specimen Is worth today $10. The sealing stamps are hard to get and are In demand by collectors. The letters from abroad which have fallea of delivery on account of badly written ad diesses are handled by experts, who ex hibit worderful skill In deciphering them. Miss Clara Rlchter, In charge of the for eign division, Is a famous hand at such work. The spelling on some of the envel opes Is amazing. For e:xample. "Susan nierl ? Is intended for Sault St Marie. That Is a comparatively easy one. "Schlneseham, Toulocontus," is Chinese Camp. Tuolumne Countv. "Grym Pantewnla Is meant for Green" Point avenue. Mrn>?>> na Important Element. Memory is an Important element In "blind rending," as this work Is called. Miss Rlch ter got hold of a letter the other day with a peculiar nam", and nothing else on It except "America." She remembered that twenty years or more ago a person of the same rp.me had been found at Grand Rapids, | Mich. The letter was forwarded to that joint and reached the Intended recipient. On one occasion the local p?st office of Washington di>l not l'nc*' how to deliver a Utter addressed to T?erero General de I Nacion." It was advertised as for "Gen. Teeerero." Miss RMiter peteeived at once that It was fcr the treasurer of the United States. It was resist* red and contained a considerable sum of money. All undellverabl<i foreign letters arc done up In bags or other parcels and sent hack once a week to the principal European ctuntiles and to Canada. These "returns, as thev are called, comprise all mail matter received at the dead letter office here dur ing the previous week. But to the other na tions in the postal union the dead stuff Is returned only once a month. The I'nited States government exchange? unclaimed matter with eighty-seven countries and colonies. Nearly I,<n<?,<??> foreign pieces of mail come to our dead letter office annually. A great manv of these are printed publica tions, most of which are thrown away and r.ot returned. All printed matter received at the dead letter office from Canada, Oreat Britain. Germany, Switserland. South American countries and Australasia Is destroyed, in accordance with a special agreement. Most of this stuff consists of newspapers and trade circulars. The countries mentioned do the same with similar matter that reaches them from the United States. But France. Italy, Russia. Spain. Portugal. Nor way. Sweden, Denmark and Belgium want every bit of their printed matter hack, and It Is returned to them. During the last fiscal year parcels and printed publi cations and circulars were returned Take Russia, for Instance. All unclaimed matter from that country is sent back to ths Russian post office department at St Petersburg erary week. Including printed stuff. The material 1* done up In bags. If there Is reason to lielleve that a single rarcel or letter holds anything of value, the ag containing it Is registered. Many of the letters returned to Russia cotne to Washington from the post office at Boston, in which city there is a large Russian colony. "Returns" for Newfoundland and small dependencies lr. various parts of the world are made In big envelopes, the bulk of matter sent being small. Dead Matter Returned. In the same way we get our dead matter back from foreign countries?weekly from some, monthly from others. The "returns" sent to us amounted last year to i'll.TTU pieces?only a little more than one-third as many as we forwarded to governments abroad. One reason for this great differ- | ence Is found in the fact that addresses In Europe are more certain and permanent. Immigrant's coming to the United States give their first addresses to relatives and friends on the other side of the water. Pretty soon they move, and track of them is lost. Native Americans are mostly edu cated r.nd address letters to foreign parts with accuracy; foreigners here when they write home are sure of the addresses. The number of letters returned to Italy Is very great, most of them for non-pay ment "of postage. As has been said, under the regulations of the postal union letters may be sent unstamped and will be de livered. but the recipient must pay double 1. e., 10 cents on an ordinary letter. Such an unpaid letter Is marked with a big T. which stands for the word "taxee," mean ing "taxed" or extra rate. The Italians are very thrifty people, and It often hap pens that the sender In that country pre fers to leave the payment to the addressee and thus save 5 cents. The addressee In America Is usually of the same nationality. On delivery of the letter he refuses to re ceive It and pay the 10 cents demanded. There may be nothing Important in It. nnd he Is not willing to squander that amount of money on an uncertainty. His friend or relative having written, it is safe to con clude that :ne writer is well. Hundreds of letters, though actually de livered to the Intended .recipients, are re turned to lUly every year. At least 75 per cent ot the mail matter sent from that country to the I'nited States is not paid In advance. What has been said on this point applies In a somewhat less degree to the Swedes, who are likewise a thrifty people. It is observed that Immigrants tr,;m abroad retain their thrifty habits on this side of the water. In the next generation, how .ever. they lose them entirely. Their sons and daughters have all the wants and re quirements of Americans. Th" continental peasant Is content to live on bread and potatoes1, but his American-born children must have meat thr?e times a day. The nuisance described lias become so great that the postal union at Its last convention decided that every one to whom an unpaid letter was returned should be compelle.1 to pay the postage due. The new rule has already diminished the abuse to some ex tent. All United Stale? letters r-turr.ed from abroad to the dead letter office at Wash ington are opened, save only such of tbem M beaf (he adirwws of the Fender* on iht envelope*. These returned letter? contain more valuable Inclosures than are found la any other* Investigated at the font Department, taking an svcrage. Many ot them may* be Intended as a gift, to bclp relatives in the old country to come- across the water, or for Investment abroad. Few Italians or French people invest their money In the fnited States. Their Idas Is to accumulate a certain anaount and go oaok to their native land, where they will r>e abl? to live without work 00 the ineomf of their aavings. The thrifty French wait*# dreams of the time u> com* * hen he will be toe great man of his village, enjoy Ins elegant Jelgure on LOW' francs or so pe: annum The banana peddler entertains I like ambition, too often helping himself to .a " disposing of counterfeit smat change,manufactured in his bed room with such primitive appliances as a pot end ladle, 3ne metal composition, and two or thrss >st?r-of-parls molds. Odd I'arrrlt. Same of th* articles found inclosed In parcels from abroad, which, unlike letters, may be opened, are very odd. They will often contain such things as one sock, on? shoe, or one glove, the customs regulations forbidding the sending of pairs of such things. Pieces of itce and valuable em broidery sre discovered wrapped up in ths newspapers which are devoted U> destruc tion when not delivered These are dis posed of at the annual auction sale, neld at the Post Office Department. Rosaries and crucifixes are rent In a similar fashion In great numbers. At every yearly sale hun dreds of these are disposed of. They ha v* been blessed by priests and are forwarded J by people in Catholic countries for u?? by relatives an* friends In the Called StatM. t* tlld mushrooms from abroad sometungg reach the foreign branch of the dead lettar office. Another Interesting article disco v. ered In a package was a human ear. Oft the other hand. |?ople 111 the Cnited H tales send to Europe snakes, toada. tarantula#, centipedes and gigantic beetles, presumably to Illustrate the peculiarities of the fauna of this country. A relic carefully preser/ed by Miss Hlchter Is a large square piece of I yellow silk that came wrapped In a news paper all the way from the land of magic, Egypt. When It is exposed to the light spots of blue begin to appear upon It and after s few moments bo?me very' vivid In I hue. Stamp-collecting fiends bother the foreigD division of the Post Office Department dreadfully. The average person afflicted with that mania tblnks that It Is the plac* where he can get all be wants. In a recent letter, one such Individual writes: "Will yo? not assist me In getting a collection of stamps? You .nust have thousands of old letters which win never be delivered. ai.<J which no harm would come from remcvW of stamps." Miss Klchter's Invatteble reply to such requests Is made by referring to tbt law which makes the remoinsJ of htamps from letters subject to a fine of SMJ. with or without lmprtrr*m<?t 0b all boys are es pecially persistent. They come In and In sist upon going through the waste basket. At the time of the cholera scare Miss Rlchter got rid of them to some extent by telling them that all the letters were from cholera-InfectMl districts and that they had better wait till frost. People often write to the dead letter office to ask about litters months, or evrn year* old, which were written from abroad and , failed to reach them In this country They ? Imagine that the Post Office Department must have them on file somewhere. Of course, all such pieces of mall are sent back almost immediately to the countries of their origin. If It Is doubtful whether they have yet gone, searches fur them are made and > this Is very difficult work. However, It is a principle In ths postal business that no labor shall be spared In trying to deliver a letter. Sometimes the straying of s single worth less and misdirected missive will Involve a I long and elaborate correspondence between the department and postmasters. The central office of the International pos tal union Is at Berne. Swltserland. There all the accounts are kept and all payments set tled. The government of the United States 1 receives compensation for carrying mall matter across this continent by rail. Pay ment Is made In like manner to Great Brit ain for postal transportation In her terri tory. All the allowances made to the vari ous nations concerned. Including balances I due on International money orders, are paid up at stated Intorvals. The official language of the postal union Is French. Thus, in any country, a letter of foreign origin that doe* not find tl.e adlressee Is marked In French with ijuch words as "piirti."?meaning "gons away ?or ""lnconnu," etc. PEOPLE at CAPE M4t. Some ?f the w asfclugtonlans VV tio Arr KnJ?.v Ins ike Salt llrrrir*. ? VwrespoodeiKe of The luetUi* Star. CAPE MAY, N. J., August 9, 1HM. Among Representatives who have been here lately are Allen C. Durburow. jr., of Chicago, R. A. Chllds of Illinois, Alyron B. Wright of Susquehanna, Pa., John W illiams Causey of Delaware. WillUm M.AIeer of Philadelphia, who stands a good chance of again going back to Washington, and Merry' C. Loudenslavr of this (first New Jersey? district, who alll be unanimously renominated next Thursday two weeks. Miss Jent le Kelly is stopping here. A recent t?ue of a local paper called her "a vicious and sweet woman," but on the day following explained the use of the word vicious as due to a proofreader's mistake, and now Miss Rellly Is ""vivacious ant sweet." John Halpln last Saturday was the meant of saving eight persons, three of them Wasbingtonians. Civil Service Commissioner Charies Ly man and Mrs Lyman arr apending August here. They have with them their two daughters. Fishing Is excellent and weak fish art being caught In abundance in the sounua, while off at sea lota of sea baas are dally catgftt. Col. James Forney, V. 8. A., Is enjoying s leave of absence while visiting hit mother. Mrs. John W. Forney, widow of th# late secretary of tbe Senate, at the Stock ton. K. D. Carusi Is sojourning here Miss Kate Hampton. Is located at Caps May Point. Charles H. Cramp, the Philadelphia shl[ butkler. Is passing a week here with his son. Judge J. D. Worrell is at tbe brad of a party at the Shoreham. which Includes Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wlrkx* Miss i&nma J. Campbell and Mrs. J. P. Montgomery. Joseph Porter is at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Mrs Frank Brown Wilson is at Congress Hall. A. MacDot aid Is among Washington guests at the Stockton. Mr. and Mrs O L. Hills and J. S. Good. Iran are Windsor guests. Mr. and Mrs. John Ctunmai-k. John E. Cam mack and Samuel I ten "-on. jr., are at the Iaifayette. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. I'pton came on from Washington Saturda) and registered ut the Chalfonte for a couple of vveeka. Assistant Attorney General James H. Nixon Is a l>evon guest. The Brexten has among Its Washington contingent James H. King. Miss Jaffa E. Haslup. Mlrs Isabella Haslup and Miss Alice K. Haslup. T. Ryan Devereaux Is at Congress Hall for a forti Ight. Mrs. S. A. Magruder is staying at Con gress Hall. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green. Mr. and Mrs. C. itrown and Mr. and Mrs. J. Eslen art at the Hotel Columbia. J. A 1 jim on has joined others from Washington at the Elbertn. . The Ebbltt had among Its Washington arrivals of Saturday T. A. Connolly. J. H. Connolly. Misses Nettle, Annie, Viola and Mary' Connolly. Charles E. Gait Is passing a week at the Lafayette. At Congress Hall the following Washing ton residents are located: Mrs M. T. lkviley, Mrs. Bernard V. Davis. Miss Katharine Coombs. Miss Gladys Holcomb T. W Hownrd and Miss Florence Howard of Washington are Brown Villa guests. A. fv Ah?ll. owner of the Baltimore Run rnd wife ar<- located at the I^afavette. IM>h FAILED TO OPKft. It \ llimnn I fishier. Ti e Second National Bank of Alt *>na failed to open Its doors Thursday muniing, A notice on the door, signed by Xalioucl ItanV Examiner Miller, says: "This hank will not open fw the transac tion of business until further notice." Harry A. Gardner. eashlT of th? Second National Bank of Altoona. left Monday night In company with a Mrs. Gordon, wh<* Is said to huve lived In Philadelphia. A dl tector of the bank ?? authority for ths statement that Gardner has also taken will* lilm a larg- sum of money belonging to ths bank.