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Ingion Grove, TitllOilt)W IFriLty), 3 p.m.
Basket plenic. Ladies leave B. and O. station 8
a.m. 75 cents round trip. All friends invited to
join the party. Mrs. S. M. HAItTSOCK, Evant:
lisile Su;e-rintendlent. It
I herel:y desire to state that I have never ma
liciou-y attacka the charater of my late part
n,-r. Mr. hloward F. Johnson. and I impute to him
neither fraud, dishonesty nor unworthy motives
in any business or other transactiocn, and es
pertally In the transaction narrate d in the bitt of
ecmplaint recently filed by Wilttiat A. Murray
agtainst Hiannah L. Kelly and James Madigan.
Witnets: W. R. BAILEY.
True copy of original. S. it. A. 1t
ant and Business Medium. Privat. sittings daily;
business examinatiois a specialty. 11414 's. ave.
11th at. n.w., Washington. It. t'.- NEW CO
PARTNER.HItP.-Owing to the death of my late
partner. John G. Judd. I have purnead the
entire interest of the firm of Jid & Itetweilar,
and have formed a new c-cpartner.hilp. consistitg
of myself (F. 31. IDetweiler). G-orge ii. Ju.l isn0
of my late partrer), and tmy two cons, Fr-cl. F.
and John C. Itetweiler. The busnes will be
continued under the oil firmo namne of Judd &
Detweiler. and I take pleasure in comtuntliig
to th,- old patrons and :he publtic ge-n--rtlv t i.e
sens of the ol firm. They hare, serveil lomg ar:d
faithftlly in the oftlee anti are in -very way
Annilfcl to till their rrvctive lscitlons.
au22-3t F. M. 9l1mTWEfLElt.
SAM'L A. COLLINS I AT 731 12Thl ST. N.W.,
with first-class watchnakers: p-rsonl exaicta
tion of every watch; filt- work; exetilent results.
WM. H. COLLINS & C. B. t't LLINS. au22-t*
How about that FURNACE, LATROE or,
RANGE? Don't it need overhaulicg? Or perhaps
you want something new in the heating line. We
are experts, and can guarantee solid winter com
fort. Send in your orders now and avoid the fall
rush. D. it. STANSBIURY & CO..
11.06 N. Y. AVE. N.W.
au22-6t A SPECIALTY.
Think we may safely claim that title. Men
who've "been 'raod a bit" say our Soc. Din
ners are the finest in town. We're trying to
make them so. Think we've succeeded. Are you
a judge of good eating9 Try one and see for
yourself. Every day from 4 to S.
charge mod-stly and guarantee all the work I do.
Cleaning. $1. New mainspring, $1. L. E. COLE.
2Ol% F st.. Jeweler and Watchmaker. aul413t,4
(Al. CLARET. 6 BIY'S. FOR $1.
Our high standard of purity and excellence Is
strictly maintained in this California Claret, of
which we are selling 5 bottles for $1-we couldn't
afford to let it be otherwise!
JAMES THAItP. 812 F ST. N.W. au20-Td
H. L. !IecQUEEN.
fr1 1108-1116 E ST. N.W. TELEPHONE 820.
fenders. .park guards and fire sets in stock will
be sold at cost tntil further notice.
je22-tf J. H. CORNING. 520-522 18th at.
LY and monthly installments-lo ner cent discount
for cash. Dr. T. W. STUBBLEFIELD,
jc7-tf 11th and F sta. t.w.-Mertz lldg.
Bicycling Beats Them All.
-It's the best exercise-la the t.uilder
up of failing health-and Is the most progres
sive means of loconction. You can't afford
to hold off any longer--get a wheel at one
get a COLUMBIA or HARTFORD, and if you
don't know we'll teach you to rile free.
District Cycle Co., "htt '
452 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. N.W. aulto-3m,14
Alway insist on Having
finest Ginger Al- that's made-the most de
lielocs, most refreshing drink you can take.
**Palmer's" equals the best imported ales
comes in same size bottles-but COSTS ONLY
HALF AS MLCI. At soda fountains and gro
cers'. We'll supply you direct if you wish.
Drop postal or telephone.
615-621 D Si'. S.W. TEL. 480. au22- Id
There is just one printer Io town
Never Disappoints,
and he's ADAMS.
5o21-14d 512 11th at.
Ready For Fall Business?
Getting in your fall stocks? Don't put off
getting your fall supply of Stationery. It's
going to pay to buy everything you need in the
stationery line right here. We've everything
that we should have-everything that any one
eculd wish. Prices, as always, the very low
Easton & Rupp, 4211 ith St.
Popular-Priced Stationrs. (Just above ave.).
Lead With a Liberty.
Something like Twain's jingle:
"Punch brothers, pough with care
punch in the presence of the passen
gaire." But :he Liberty Bicycle Is un
like any other in every respect-in a
word, It is the ideal Bicycle. There
isn't in Improvement that is worth
having that the Liberty has not got.
It won't require more than a glance
to show you that. Take that glance.
Rent a brand new nmaceie.
Wheel Ha.dware.
Celebrated "Demon" Lamp, d0 et.
1024 Conn. Ave.
. .. . as .. ss . * .. 5
Lead With a Liberty.
The Most Popular
Riding School
In Washington Is located at 1825.14TH ST. N.W.,
as the hundreds of satisfied patrons can teatify.
Hours for ladles-9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6 to 10 p.rn.
10 tickets for $2.00.
Hours for gentlemen-7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6
p.m. 6 tickets for $1.00.
"Special pains taken with backward pupils."
as the hoarding school circulars put it, Open
every evetning hut Sutnday. rain or shine, only
we prefer not to teach pupils in the rain. 8,500
square feet of space, with sandipaperedl surface.
and the must lofty and star-spangled canopy of
any ridIng school in the U. S. Lightedi by elec
tric lights In the evening.
jy28-28d1 Washington, D. O:
The Conamisonernu Grant the Request
of the Electric Light Companmy.
The Commisioners have decIded to grant
the United States Electric Lighting Com
pany a permIt to replace its line of poles
on 13%~ stre't. Superintendent Clark of
the company appeared before the Comn
* missioners thIs afternoon and urged that
the permit be Issued, for the reason that
the present line of poles has been In use for
seven years end many of them had rotted.
The Engineer Commiscsioner wanted all
wires that could be placed in the under
ground conduit taken from overhead, and
this the company agreed to do.
Mfinnehnha Lodge.
Several lodges paid a fraternal visit to
Minnehaha Lodge, 1. 0. G. T., Tuesday
evening, and after the Initiation of L. H.
Points they were delight fully entertained
by well arranged exercises. The program
included an address of welcome by W. Rt.
England, C. T.; piano solo. Mrs. Carrie
Smith; address en "What Makes a Model
Lodge." by A. N. Canfield, G. C. T.; song,
"'rhe Temperance Cause is Growing." Min
nehaha Sextet; remarks on juvenile insti
tute work, S. W. Ruesell; instrumental
trio, E. C. Palmer, Jno. Shepherd and Mrs.
Smith; recitation. "Face U'pon the Floor."
Mrs. M. A. Na~lor. Remarks by IE. H.
Jones and C. F. W. Eergman of Columbia
Lodge; song, "Fling Out the Banner," Min
rLehaha Sextet.
The Star Ont of Town.
THE EVENING STAR will be sent
by mail to any address in the United
States or Canada for such period as
may be desired at the rate of fifty
cents per month.
E7But all much orders must be ac
companied by the money, or the
paper cannot be sent, as no ac
counts are kept with mail subscrip
A Petition Embodying Them Presented to
the Uommissioners.
A Police Station and a Fire Company
Located Near Brightwood Avenue
Particularly Wanted.
The citizens of Brightwood feel they have
been neglected by the authorities too long,
ard today sent a delegation to the Commis
sior.ers to lay before then the urgent needs
of that section. The delegation consisted
of W. V. Cox. chairman; Dr. C. G. Stone.
and Edward T. Bates. The delegation pre
serted a petition from the citizens' assocta
tior. urging the Commissioners to embody
in their estimates for the support of the
District government for the next fiscal
year an appropriation for the building of a
police station and the location of a fire
company in the vicinity of Brightwood
avenue. They set forth in their petition
that the population of the section is about
5.iklu, and is rapidly increasing. The near
est regular fire company is No. 7, located
en R street between 9th and loth, in the
city, and the nearest police st'.tion is on U
street between 9th and 10th streets, both
about ive miles from the section sought to
be protected. Continuing, the petition sets
"In case of a fire occuring at or near
Brightwood or Takoma, it is almost use
less for the fire department of the city
proper to make any effort to save the prop
erty threatened-as demonstrated by the
recent destructive tire at Takoma, which
destroyed the business portion of that
town, and the fire that destroyed the sta
bles of the Brightwood Hotel, and the one
that consumed the car stables of the
Brightwood Railroad Company.
"It seems, therefore, that a thoroughly
equipped fire engine should be provided,
and as water mains and tire hydrants have
been placed throughout the larger portion
of this section, the equipment of a file en
gine Is now practicable.
"The value of the property to be protected,
as shown by the books of the assessor, is
more than sufficient to justify the expense
of installation and maintenance.
"It is well known that Brightwood ave
nue is the principal and most traveled of
any of the thoroughfares to and from the
city. It is also a popular driveway, and is
much frequented ny pedestrians and by
parties who take trips on the electric cars
for recreation and plersure. It is not al
ways that entire order prevails; and al
though the officers on duty tn that vicinity
are active, diligent and efficient, the terri
tory to be cbvered is so great and the sta
tion where they report for relief so remote
that thieves and other evildoers easily be
come femiliar with the time when no offi
cers are in the neighborhood, and during
which they can ply their nefarious callings
without hirdrarce. The location of a po
lice station would largely overcome these
difficulties, and would also have a gregt
moral effect and be a most excellent point
of vantage to intercept criminals or other
undesirable characters attempting to enter
or leave the city by this direction. The ex
posed condition of this location, we believe,
warrants the establishment of a police
It Is Causing Some Trouble in the
Matter of Liquor Licenses.
An interesting question has just been
raised by the excise board, which will
probably take a legal opinion from the at
torney for the District to answer. The law
of March 2, 1S95, aiei:ding the fire escape
law provides:
"That it shall be unlawful to Issue a !i
cense to the lessee or proprietor of any
building in the Distric: of Columbia used
as a hotel, factory, manufactory, theater,
tenement house, hall or place of amuse
ment, or other building used for a business
for which a license is required, unless the
application for such license Is accompa
nied with the certificate of the inspector of
buildings that such building Is provided
with fire escapes, standpipes, ladders,
lights, alarm gongs and descriptive no
tices as required by sections one and two
of said act."
Recently application was made to the
excise board for a retail liquor license at
a place on 7th street which had a hotel
license, nnd was generally known as a ho
tel. The applicant was informed of the
law above recited, which the excise board
construed to apply to any place where a
liquor license was required, and the li
cense was not issued until he had complied
fully with the terms of the act.
There is considerable difference of opin
ion among liquor men as to the applica
tion of this law. There are in this city a
number of saloons with restaurants at
tached which have been required to take
out a hotel license before serving food to
customers. These places having hotel li
censes are known as hotels by the assessor
for the District, and he certifies the list
to the excise board. According to a rule
of the excise board, a hotel is a house
which has twenty-five or more sleeping
apartments. The house just required to
put up fire escapes h.s not that number of
It is believed that the question will be
submitted to the attorney for the district
for a legal interpretation.
Action of the Board of Trustees on
Protests Regarding Its Use.
Protests of residents In the vicinity of
the Miner building on 17th street near Q
street, against the occupancy of that build
ing by the colored pupdis from the Stevens
School, corner of 21st and K streets, were
considered at a special meeting of the
board of school trustees, which was held
yesterday afternoon. The necessity for
using this building during the three months
that the work of improvement was in
progress on the Stevens building was ex
plained by President Whelpley. The Miner
building was tendered by the trustees of the
Mirner fund to the trustees free of cost, and
the board had gone to some expense in pre
paring the building for the use of the
school. In view of all the facts the board
decided that the Miner School could be oc
cupied unless some more convenient and
suitable building could be obtained without
expense to the bcard of school trustees.
It was stated by a representative of the
trustees of the Miner fund that as soon as
th~e pupils of the Stevens School left the
building that it was the intention to open
there an industrial' school for colored chIl
dren, which, it is said, would be permanent.
Funeral of Sam'i P. Keller.
The funeral of Mr. Samuel P. Keller,who
died Tuesday of paralysis, will be held to
morrcw aiternoon at Laurel, Md. Mr. Kel
ler was during the war a member of the
first Maryland infantry, and lost a leg in
the service. For nearly a quarter of a
century he has been employed in the pen
sion bureau.
Naval Orders.
Lieut. W. B. Fletcher orde'ed to the At
lanta. Passed Assistant Engineer A. Bs.
Canaga, Assistant Engineers WV. B. Day
and W. C. Herbert. Lieut. Commander A.
It. H. Lilly and Lieuts. F. Singer and C. H.
Harlow to examination for promotion.
Infants and Children.
comes Flatulency, Constipation, Scar Stomach,
Diarrhoea and Feverishness. Thus the child ia
rendered healthy and Its sleep NATURAL. CAS
TOIA containsd no morphlno or other narcotic
'CASTORIA is so well adapted to children that
I reconmme id it as superior to any prescription
known t'o me " H. A. ARCHER. M.D.,
Ill So. Oxford Ut.. Brooklyn, N. Y.
"For several years I have recommended 'Casto
tia," and shall alwatys continue to do so, as it has
Invariably produced h~en,'ietal results."
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EXPLANATORY NOYTE: Ohsenations tak,"n at
or lines of equal air presure, drawn for each tenth
of equyal temperatre, drawn for each ten degrees.
fallen during preceding twvelve hours. The words
high and low barometer. Small arrows fly with the
Warmer Weather In Promised, How
ever, for Forty-Eight Hours.
The area of high pressure has moved from
.ower Michigan to eastern Pennsylvarnia,
.ncreasing in magnitude, a pressure of 30.30
.nches being reported from Harrisburg. A
second high pressure area is central off the
north Pacific coast.
The storm in eastern Montana has moved.
:o the north of Minnesota.
Rain has fallen in the south Atlantic
states, the middle and upper Missouri and
.pper Mississippi valleys.
The following heavy rainfalls (in inches)
were reported:
During the past twenty-four hours
l'ampa, 1.1); Santa Fe, 1.01.
The temperature has risen in the lake
regions and the lower Missouri valley, has
fallen in the extreme northwest, and re
rnained stationary elsewhere.
Forecast till 8 p.m. Friday:
For New England and eastern New York,
generally fair; warmer Friday afternoon;
variable winds; becoming southerly.
For the District of Columbia, eastern
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and
Ma ryland, generally fair, followed by
showers in extreme western Maryland;
warmer; variable winds, becoming south
For Virginia. fair, followed by showers in
extreme southeast porton; warmer; vari
ible wnds, becoming southeasterly.
The above map shows a marked general
motion In thentmoshere toward the east,
and this accounts in part for the cooling
from a mixture of strata. Since yesterday
the high pressure has moved quite rapidly
from Michigan and Pennsylvania, and at
A Begular Old-Time Camp Meeting Being
Held Here.
Colored People Gathering In Crowds
to Give Vent to Their Relig
F ons Enthusina Ne.
An old-fashioned southern plantation
amp meet i s n progress Sunday out
In the northeastern section of the city, and
vas crowded during the day with good old
solored brethren and sisters. These meet
ings are unusual to the city, and have been
discouraged by the clergymen. In years
past and gone such meetings used to be
the occasion of big gatherings of the col
>red population, but with the advent of the
educated ministers and the stone churches
they have become rare. The old-time
brethren and sisters who in days ast
and gone used to sing and shout as loud as
they wanted to, have been cramped In giv
ing vent to their pent-up religious feeleings
by the coming of the new preacher and the
stone churches,and they always avail them
selves of such meetings as that of Sun
ay, so that they can sing shouts of their
own composition and praise "de Lawd"
after their own fashion.
The meetings in the northeast have been
conducted after the old planta times,
and the scenes enacted have been similar
to those that used to transpire down snuth.
A large tent had been erected in a vacant
field and had been filled with chairs and
benches for the acc-mmodation of the con
gregation. An impromptu pulpit had been
erected at the extreme end of the camp,
and it was from tith that the preacher,
who happened sometimes to be a typical
Uncle Remus, expounded the "word" to
the "assemblage.'
Crenture Comforts Not Forgotten.
Outsde of the tent a good old sister from
Virginia had a separate tent, in which
cooked chicken, sweet potatoes and Vir
ginia hcme-made potato pie was disposed
of to the visitors, who paid according to
what they ate. This sister did a thriving
business preliminary to the opening of the
meeting, and the old brothers and sisters
gathered around and related their exper
ences of "former and better days," as they
term it, when they did not have to put
restratnt in their religious worship.
Two brethren had charge of the entrance
to the camp, and each one that entered had
to pay an admission fee, which, the brother
announced, was for the purpose of de
fraying the expenses Incident to lighting
the grounds and the accommodation of the
andisiost was romouncedha that theameer,
ingho bhaeed somtesteroone aol ypar
take Remus. nauepounde the "wordng and
the brothemblagesser."ldb ivna
Crthuhernte or." oTh Forthen
setsves of the optnty, goonod siter whrle
thersininga wasbegunat tet eidnt whic
cookedo acipeset ptte adVr
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ofTohee visiomtor many pai aordin
what brthe and sisterdi bea tohleve
bus inss prelminary to gther eingthe bhe
ting, ndo the olds brotders andosestnd
atherned taron and eting wasi cope an
etcet of "formerdn evedaprsent as tey
temhtowe they d journeyin to putse
land. brehe bd' charge anybody etrance
tosheam, beauseChrs hadsi that rdhd
tannoune. was bfore then hpmrwole of dey
erayn nt l Expernes Rnletoliting
v['i~osws announctsed ta thae meet
tae defred naturet, a clarly aletingsend
the broher told sthers woudia bexpeience;
howpotngto thellhad "enihtngw the to
ithd thman the Lord" done forethrem,
selve hof they hadpdteritynd aofigte unil
the sinin was enAs tah oe eviden hise
leihtofal reseflowdbysmeoe.ig
"'Ts one bother Tred Reugop Yu:a
Havet Aol bhordo, mys litte Me Jesus,"
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thriehenppedhishands begkands lev
thicning camp eah ohererand tere were
ent.maOn of theBlass theder! aroseory
aoued tlht tral metng wasumphs, and
at she wanted everbowel prnt to- te
gaothen there joureymang tod promieds
and.ln ljh" Hedd' asnsh abod of her
thatldensier and beoremn whimewrobe,"deny
boeoe myftr inhep: .
"Fightnuh Efier isue Rlte
Fih nnoueet theemed to hened
Ththe eeraroe and ncoullraesed
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cowolng hn ad nlgtigI h
feldwha thnke ordtory dono hm
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pTinhe wrk loathwl bynome one sig
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sang ssteauhued untme sted, oersx
crised, clppd tmiandof hook hads tore
einl it ahoher, andnity there we reh
exgandemration andes the Lord! "Gory
nld sisterwh arehot walet wth ageu
as she seremed tohewll knowit theso
anduting "adsiuging as he taldefr the
advento te leae ahrose and encuraed
A Hearing by the Commissioners on the
Subject Today.
Most of the Presidents Protested
Agginst Any Change in the
Present Regulations.
In amending the police regulations the
Commissioners thought it would be a good
opportunity to change the law regarding
the stoppage of street cars. At the present
time, with the exception of two railroads,
all of the companies stop their cars at the
far side of the street. It is the desire of
the Commissioners to make the rule uni
form, and with this in view gave a hear
ing to the representatives of the several
street railroads this morning to get their I
views on the subject. The large majority
favored stopping on the far side of the
street. President Phillips of the Metropol
itan, and President Baker of the Columbia
thought the near side the proper place for
the cars to stop.
President Dunlop's Views.
President Dunlop of the Washington and
Georgetown Railroad Company was the 7
first one to speak. He was opposed, he ]
said, to any change. The public had long
been accustomed to the cars stopping on
the far side of the street, and he thought
any change in the rule would be detriment
al to the interests of the public. It would
increase the liability to accident, and bring
about great confusion. If the railroads
were compelled to stop on the near side of
the street the trucks and heavy wagons
would not be slow to take advantage of
the situation and insist upon crossing in
front of the car.
Attorney Ridout Converted.
Mr. John Itldotit, attorney for the Eck
ington Railroad Company, said before he
arrived at the office this morning he was
In favor of having all cars stop on the near
side of the street. He had been converted,
however, and believed that the only proper
place for the cars to stop was on the far
side of the street. To change the custom
suddenly would be productive of much con
fusion. If the drivers of carriages knew of
the rule which made the cars stop at the
near side of a street, it would lull them
into security, and they would take chances
that might result badly for them. Then
again In defending suits for damages
agairst the company the great question
would be, "did the motofman start when
an npproaching vehicle was so near that an
accident was inevitable?" If this rule is
changed there will be many accidents. He
represented, he said, the Eckington road in
the hearing, as that was the only line be
longing to the company which used rapid
transit, although the Belt line would short
ly ie fully equipped.
Engineer Caril of the Washington and
Georgetown, Superintendent Claude of the
Rock Creek railroad, H. T. Purdy of the
Georgetown and Tenleytown raitlroad. and
Superintendent Todd of the Eckington rail
road also spoke against any change in the
present arrangement.
Mr. lnker Prefers the Near Side.
President Baker of the Columbia railroad
favored stopping on the near side of the
street, as he considered it safer.
Commissioner Ross stated that in Balti
more, Philadelphia and Pittsburg the rule
for stopping on the near side of a street
was universal.
President Dunlop also called attention to
the urgent need of flagmen at the intersec
tion of 7th and B streets, Uth and Pennsyl
vania avenue, and 7th and L streets couth
west. The Washington and Georgetown
Railroad Company, he said, had already ap
pointed the flagmen, aed the company was
waiting for the Metropolitan company to do
the same. It was unfair to make the Wash
ington and Georgetown railroad bear alt
the expense. He said President Phillips had
refused to appoint flagmen. The Commis
sioners promised to look into the mnattcr.
Inrecels Which Are a Source of Trou
ble and Loss to Farmers.
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Prof, Otto Lugger, who, in his official
capacity as state entomologist, has to do
with the destruction of insects injurious to
the welfare of the Minnesota agriculturist,
has returned from a visit to the Red river
valley, where he has been waging a war on
the cecidomia destructor, in common par
lance known as the Hessian fly. He was
at the state capitol yesterday, and in a con
versation with a Pioneer Press reporter he
recounted at some length his battles with
grasshoppers, chinchbugs, etc., during the
early summer.
The grasshoppers, Prof. Lugger says, are
practically done for in Minnesota, so far as
this season is concerned, but the farmers
are now confronted with the question of ex
terminating the larvae of the hopper. The
grasshopper, and, in fact, nearly all insects,
cease to live after propagating their species.
They quit eating and gradually waste away
and die. The eggs, however, are left to
hatch out and produce young hoppers with
a voracious appetite for the destruction of
next year's harvest. These grasshopper
eggs may be destroyed by ploughing them
under after September 10, and Prof. Lugger
urges all the farmers in the state, who were
afflicted this summer with hoppers, to
plough under their stubble as soon after
that date as possible, as by doing so they
will be going a long way toward exterminat
ing the next season's crop of grasshoppers.
The chinchbugs. Prof. Lugger says, have
not done very much damage. Hundreds of
acres of wheat have been saved by infecting
the bugs with the germs of sporotrichum,
of which Prof. Lugger has shipped out an
average of 200 boxes per dsy during the
wheat and small grain-growing season just
passed. Each of these boxes contained mil
lions of germs. The boxes are about the
size of a dollar, are half an inch in depth.
and may be mailed in an ordinary envelope.
The chinchbugs are now attacking the corn
crop in the southeastern portion of the
state, and again the sporotrichum is doing
good work in causing their destruction. A
clipping from the Scott County Argus, pub
lished at Shakopee, slates that on the farm
of Peter Oster, on the Spring Lake road,
the corn was black with chinchbugs. That
was last Friday. He sent for some sporo
trichum, and two days after he used it the
chinchbugs were dead by the millions, and
his corn field has been cleared of the black
posts. Prof. Lugger says that if the farm
era generally would use more of the disease
germs it would not take long to kill off
every chinchbug in Minnesota.
There is now actively engaged in the de
struction of the local spring wheat crop a
new insect which feeds on the upper joint
of wheat, and the heads, instead of filling.
turn white, the grain shrivels and is almost
worthless. It works something like the
Hessian fly. It is bright green, with golden
eyes, is about half the size of the ordinary
house fly, anid is a very pretty insect. The
like of it has never before been seen in Min
nesota, and Itof. Lugger says he never be
fore saw or beard of the insect. He has
several specimens on exhibition at the state
experimental station, and is looking up its
family tree with a view to finding a name
for it. The bug. he says, has never before
mapde its appearance in the United States,
so far as he knows, but he says it may be
well known in Europe, although he is not
acquainted with it. He is studying the in
sect with the intention of finding some way
of fighting it should it prove a serious
menace to the Minnesota farmer. In large
fields. Prof. Lugger says, he has seen one
tenth of the ears of grain turned white from
the ravages of this nameless green fly,
The Hessian fly, which is at work in the
Red river valley, bores into the second joint
of the standing grain and extracts all the
sap from the joint, causing the wheat stalk
to break over and the kernels to wither.
The Hessian fly resembles a mosquito in
shape and is successfully fought with spo
The potato bug, while not dangerous this
year. is preparing for next season. and
Prof. Lugger says the farmers should fight
them now if they want to keep out the pest
and save their potato crop next year. The
female bug is now engaged in laying its
third brood, having previously disposed of
two broods. Each bug lays about six hun
dred eggs at a brood, and thus it will be
seen that a very few bugs may be responsi
ble this season for a large army next year.
Prof. Lugger advises the farmers to care
fully destroy all the eggs possible, as that
is the only way to rid the state of the po
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st is ' ..70'
i 0 C/ear
@ ar/y C/eud
-- i 0avi acludy
on |' 3Q
8 a.m., 75th meridian time. Solid lines are isobars
of an inch. Dotted lines are isotherms or lines
Shaded areas are regions where rain or snow has
"High" and "Low" show location of areas of
the same time it has increased in mag
nitude. Strong radiation in the center of
this high has caused a coolness, which will
now give way to a gradual warming for at
least forty-eight hours. There is no clear
sign of rain for thirty-six hours, though
the northwest storm now in north Minne
sota may give us rain in its outskirts to
morrow night or Saturday morning.
Tide Table.
Today-Low tide, 3:11 a.m. and 3:29 p.m.;
high tide, 9:02 a.m. and 9:29 p.m.
Tomorrow-Low tide, 4 a.m. and 4:12
p.m.; high tide, 9:47 a.m. and 10:16 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Sun rises, 5:19; sun sets, 6:45. Moon
rises, 7:48 a.m.; moon sets, 7:57 p.m.
The Dicycle LamIp.
All bicycle lamps must be lighted at 6:45.
The police regulations require that "all
cycles, bicycles and tricycles in motion
after sundown shall carry a suitable light."
The City Lights.
Gas lamps all lighted by 6:59 p.m.; ex
tinguishing begun at 4:06 a.m.
The lighting is begun one hour before tl
time named.
Condition of the Water.
Temperature and condition of water at 8
a.m.: Great Falls, temperature, 75; condi
tion, 36; receiving reservoir, temperature,
k1; condition at north connection, 36; condi
tion at south connection, 36; distributing
reservoir, temperature, 79; condition at in
fluent gate house, 36; effluent gate house,36.
Runge of the Thermometer.
The following were the readings of the
thermcmeter at the weather bureau today:
S a.m., 62; 2 p.m., 76; maximum, 78; min
imum, 57.
Miss Hamilton is a Young Engliehwoman
Favored by the Shahsada.
A Wt'man's Remarkable Experience
in an Eastern Court-She Tells
the Story of Hew Career.
Flom Black and White.
"I must confess that English misconcep
tion of the A'neer of Afghanistan anno:ys
me very much," said Miss Lillias Hamil
ton. "and I can only account for the crud
ity of the popular ideas concerning him by
the garbled descriptions of the man and
;iis methods in the newspapers. Instead of
being a savage, he is an enlightened and
conscientious sovereign; as a man, he is
most charming and most kind."
Miss Hamilton is the doctor who accom
panied th 3 shahzada to England by the
desire of his father, in the capacity of
consulting physician. We were talking of
Afghanistan, and something I had said
regarding the ameer had called forth her
instant defense.
"Would it be too delicate a question to
ask why the ameer overcame Asiatic scru
ples and conventions, and engaged you as
his doctor, Miss Hamilton?" I asked.
"That is another misconception," she re
plied, eagerly. "My attendance upon the
ameer arose from the merest accident.
Soon after I was appointed head of the
Dufferin Hospital at Calcutta. I fell ill with
fever. I was unable to shake it off, and,
not wanting to come to EuropeI was think
ing of going up into the hills, when I heard
from Mr. Martin, the agent to the govern
ment of Afghanistan, that the ameer was
anxious to find an English lady who would
visit Kabul. He wrote: 'The gentlemen of
my court have seen many English gentle
men, but my ladies have seen no English
ladies? He wanted some one who could
show his wives and daughters the customs
and it terests of Englishwomen. I was de
lighted to accept the post, as Afghanistan
is very healthy; so, you see, I really went
to Kabul as a lady specimen and not as a
"Was it long before you became the
ameer's medical adviser?"
"Oh, yes; some time. His highness gave
me a pretty little house in the middle of a
great garden, about four miles from Kabul.
I went to the harem to be looked at fre
quenty; end then I fell ill. The ameer
sent one of his own body physicians to me,
and it was entirely owing to his skill and
constant care that I recovered. There vas
a village close to me. and when I was
strong enough, I used to prescribe for the
villagers, simply by way of something to
do. My success came to the ameer's ears
through the Mir Munshi, the most trusted
and important official of the court. The
ameer was at his summer place, an ideally
beautiful place, at the time, and was suffer
ing acutely from gout-and here I should
like to say," Miss Hamilton addedd with
emphasis, "that his malady is purely hered
itary, and is not, as has been reported, due
to his use of stimulants. He is practically
a total abstainer and a devout Maham
medan. When I reached him he was in
acute pain, which I was fortunately able to
relieve, and his gratitude and consideration
were really touching. A gorgeous wicker
tent was erected for me within call of his
pavilion, furnished with everything that
one could desire In the way of comfo.-t, and
he himself sent me food and fruit from his
own table.
"But the ameer's gratitude was not satis
fled with compliments. He has adooted me
as h's daughter-an action little understood
in England, but of paramount importance
in the east-and has placedi a house in Ka
bul for the winter monthis, 'as well as a
country house, at my disposal. He trusts
me completely, I think I. may venture to
say, and will even allow me to mix medi
cines in my own room for him--a great
honor, considering the justifiable eastern
fear of poisoning."
"And you are going bacic te i'Cabul?" "I
shall return with the shahzada, of whose
he'tith I have to send reports to his father
by every mail, it is a real pleasure to be
in the service of the ameer, of whom I can
only quote Mr. Curzon's words: 'His ser
vants are his slaves, and those who like him
love him,' And, besides, Afghanistan has a
great future, and offers a dgeld for unlimited
More Good Stories,
In today's Star is pu'olished the last in
stallmnent of the attractive and well-writ
ten story, "A Knight of the Nets," by
Amelia E. Barr. In continuaticoi of the
series of stories whiech is exciting so much
attention, there will be published in to
morrow's Star, complete, a story by the
well-known writer, Hamlin Garland, en
titled "A Grim Experience." Saturday
there will appear the first installment of
a story of thrilling interest entitled "The
Mystery of Btenita," which will be contin
ued from day to day until completed.
It is announced that the Madison, Ill.,
race track will rest me operations at the
cojnclusion of the fair grounds meeting. A.
Cello will be pre-sident. Col. C. M. Comfort
is one of the principal hackers. They will
run without a charter, and the name of the
Madison Jockey Club, instead of Madison
Turf AssnoiatIon, na fomerly.
MUSEMENTS ...........................Page 12
.TTORNEYS .............................Page 5
.UCTION SALES .........................'age 10
OALDING ............................'age 4
USINESS CHANCES.....................Page 4
ITY ITEMS..............................Page 12
OMMISSIONElIS OF DEEDS..............Page 4
OUNTIY BOARD.......................Page 4
OUNTRY REAL ESTATE................I-age 4
litIROl'ODISTS ..........................Page 4
PEATHS ................................Page 7
IENTISTRY .............................'age 4
DUCATIONAL ..........................Page 5
XCUItSIONS ............................Page 12
INA.\CIAL .............................Page 3
OR EXCHANGE.........................Page 4
Oft RENT (Plats)........................Page 4
'Ot RENT (Houses)...............Pages 4 ani 5
'OR RENT (Miscellaneous)................Page 4
OR RENT (Ofces).......................Page 4
OR RENT (Rooms).......................Page 4
OR RENT (Stables)......................Page 4
OR RENT (Stores).......................fage 4
'OR SALE (Bicycles).....................Page 4
CR SALE (Houses)......................Page 4
'OR SALE (Miscellaneous)................Page 4
IGESES AND VEHICLES.................Page 4
IOTELS .................................Page 4
.EGAL NOTICES..........................Page 5
A'AL MENTION.........................Page 12
OST AND FOUND.......................Page 4
IANICURE ..............................Page 4
IAtIRIAGES ...................:.........age 7
IEDICAI ...............................Page 5
)CEAN TRAVEL..........................Page 4
'ERiSONAL ..............................Page 4
'IANOS AND OltGANS...................'age 4
'OTOMAC ItiVEi BOATS.................Page 5
'ROPOSALS .............................Page 4
tAILiWADS .............................Page 5
i'ECIAL NOTICES.... ...................Page 3
TEAM CARPET CLEANING..............Page 4
ITORAGE ...............................Page 4
iBUltBAN PROi'EItTY..................'age 4
UMMER RESORTS.......................Page 5
NDERtTAKERS .........................Page 5
WANTED (Help)..........................Page 4
WANTED (Houses)........................Page 4
WANTED (Miscellaneous)..................Page 4
VANTED (Rooms)........................Page 4
VANTED (Situations).....................Page 4
Icoming Various Aspirants - Mr.
Bruce May Serve Again.
During the meeting of colored citizens
ield at the Vermont Avenue Baptist
'hurch last night there was put in circula
ion a petition to the Commissioners of the
)istrict of Columbia asking for the ap
)ointment of the Rev. George W. Lee as
mne of the new members of the board of
chool trustees. The people who presented
he petition say that similar ones will be
n a few days placed in all of the churches
or the purpose of reaching all who are
riendly to Rev. Mr. Lee.
Friends of Mr. Daniel S. Murray are, it
s said, ready to urge his appointment to
he school board.
Friends of ex-Senator Bruce say there is
1o warrant for the assertion that Mr.
3ruce would decline a reappointment as a
chool trustee. His position is that he is
tot seeking a reappointment as an avowed
andidate. He was not a candidate when
riginally appointed, the honor having been
onferred upon him without his seeking it.
A friend of Mr. Bruce said to a Star re
crter today: "Mr. Bruce has at no time
ntinated to any one that he would not
tccept the honor if again conferred, while
we know he is in no sense a candlidate
iow any more than he was when first ap
pointed. Yet, knowing him as I do, I do
riot hesitate to say that he would not re
ruse to again serve the public in the ca
3acity of trustee if again called upon, and
would in the future, as in the past, per
rcrm the duties conscientiously, without
rear or favor." Referring to the state
ment that Mr. Bruce's business interests
require his time and would prevent his
serving, the friend referred to said: "He is
rio more a business man now than when
Irst appointed. That the schools have suf
tered because of his occasional absence no
tne claims. On the contrary, there was
lever a time when the duties in the sev
tnth district were so faithfully and con
sclentiously performed. The duties of trus
tee, after all, are merely supervisory; the
real work in the schools is done by sal
tried officials, who are supposed to give
their entire time to the schools. One trus
tee has announced that he has recently
voluntarily given up the major and most
lucrative portion of his professional prac
tice in order that he may in the future de
vote his entire time to the duties of trus
tee, if reappointed. We don't believe the
;ublic or any patrons of the schools re
luirg any such sacrifice."
lission School Pupils Introduce a
New Pastime at Forest Park.
!?rom the St. Luis Globe Democrat.
The attention of observant visitors at
Porest Park yesterday afternoon was at
tracted to the movements of a band of
:hildren. They were evidently carrying out
a prearranged program, but it was a new
game to the observers. Finally, the mat
ter was investigated and the mystery solv
d. The youngsters were boys from a down
town mission school upon whom the spec
tacular Sunday school lesson of the day
ned made a great impression, and for a
long time they delighted themselves in
:rouching on a hillside to the rear of the
merry-go-round and acting the whole story
lut. Twelve boys were chosen from the
rest. and these would press grimly up the
till and thread their way like shadows
among the crowd, casting cross-eyed
glances at this and that big man. sneaking
)n all fours behind benches in order to
)bserve more closely, giving little jumps
and starts of wildest terror when they
aspied a b!cycle or a baby carriage, and
trally gliding back again in breathless
silence to their comrades under the hill:
when ten would make a great show of
knocking their knees together and chatter
ing their teeth, and falling all in a heap,
would wail dolefully, "Oh. say, we can't
never lick them!" But just then the tow
ering forms of Joshuaa and Caleb would
loom above the hill. and from the d'zzy
neights of improvised stilts these two would
shout in concert, "We can, too!" which
wculd so enthuse the doubting Israelites
that a deafening "Yi-i-I!" would cut the
air, and the whole band would rush madly
rut in the very midst of the Canaanites.
Whichever two reached a certain tree first
:ould be Caleb and Joshua next time.
The sisters of Joshua and Caleb were not
gulte sure that thIs game was good form
for the Sabbath day. The Bible part was
all rIght, but the noise, that was very
worldly; and after a spirited debate they
iecided. that the boys might play it if they
lIked, but as for them they would just go
aiff to a corner and play a nice, quiet game
aif "Abraham," which they dlid by building
a tiny fire and laying on it a lIttle carved
piece of apple to represent the boy, Isaac.
''If the smoke goes straight it means you're
geod, but if it goes crooked you're bad,"
explained the prim little leader of the
Hamnmocks as Insulators.
An evening paper, writes Walter Besant,
tn the Queen, the other day, published a
letter from a correspondent giving advice
what to do in case of lightning. I read
the advice eaigerly, because I am horribly
afraid of lightning. The greatest safety,
lie told us--I hope I am giving the informa
Lion correctly-is to swing hammocks in
:lifferent rooms. They must be suspended
from the wall by silken ropes. Very good.
indeed. It is an eminently practical piece
rif advice. My own family contains nine
persona, as a rule. There are, happily,
rnore than nine rooms. I shall have all the
!'urniture stowed in the garret and rig up
a hammock in every room instead. You
cannot well put more than one hammock
in each room. ThInk of the beauty and
the convenience of the arrangement, as
weli as its safety. When there is no light
rning about, we shall sit in the hall-where
we shall also take our food; we shall re
ceive our friends on the stairs. When
thunder clouds gather, we shall retire
each to his own hammock and await the
storm in calmness. Houses, in the future,
will be built, no doubt, on purpose for the
accommodation of the anti-lightning ham
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Capital (paid int. $1,250,000.
Surplus, $200,000.
This Company will loan you the
money to build a home if you own
the land. It will also loan you money
on real estate and collateral security
at the prevailing rates of interest.
No matter how little traveling yon do,
there is more or Iess risk. Make your will
before you start. It is a duty you owe
your faniily. This tomtany makes no
charge for drawing and keeping wills when
it is nauwd as executor or admtlnistrator.
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and rnla'bles about the house, by
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$3 to $30 per year. actording to size
an- locatio't, and are re::dily accessit.Is
daily during business hours, and only
to rentes.
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A ialty mude of Investment securities. DI
trict Aonds and all local Railroad, Gas, Iasurancs
and Telephone Stock dealt In
American Bell Telephone Stock bought and sold.
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1222 P Street N. W.,
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A Church Rent In Twain.
Prom the Chicago Mtail.
In Mason, Ohio, the organist of the
church, daughter of the richest man in the
county and stoutest pillar of the congrega
tion, first got a bicycle and then got bloom
ers. They were not only bloomers, but they
were red bloomers, a striking. Insistent,
clarion red.
As soon as those bloamers appeared the
other pillars of the church called on 'ha
minister to compel the young wotman to
give up the organ or the bloomers. The
minister was a timid man and hesitate-l.
The organist and her bloomers shouted de
fiance by walking into the church the next
prayer meeting night and sitting down to
the organ. Then the majority of the con
gregation. though it may have neerl pray
ing for, got up a~nd went Out without wait
ing for the prayers. They may nave been
afraid that those noisy red bloomers would
drown out the pastor's voice.
According to the latest telegraphic reporta
the bloomers still hold the church, and the
congregation has seceded and threatened to
form another church.
The English Langage Enriched.
From the Saturday Review.
Francis Thompson ham enriched the En
glish language with words like acerb. cro
cean, ostends, lampads, preparate (for
ready), reformate (for reformed) and many
equally desirable Latinate vocabules.
Might we not, by following Mr. Thomp
son's method, add some degree of "literary
gorgeousness" even to the least Thonmp
sonian of our poems? For instance, certain
well-known verses would be redeemed from
much of their sordtd quietude if presented
fly fonts of tDove, ways inraicable.
I'idi hitate
A virgint largeliy loamnable
And illaudate.
A violet by a bmuscose stone
Fo:-mo's as a~tre when but one,
istands its rttlt.
Sh-y liv, d incogtnite', f.ew etuld knaw
Wle sihe cessated.
Butt 0 the diieece when, in,
r he-s tumulasted.

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