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With Ivory Soap sud
, The fraiLest in bottles s
And shakes them -i
If thoroughly rinsed wii
They're wholly unin
Because, as experience
Ivorv Soap has no fr
'he vegetable oils of which Ivory So
for Ahich other soaps are unsafe or unsati
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AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN
Demand for Aid to the Poor Not So Great as
TThe Savinget esnel of h.% Poor People
Encouraged With lery Success
ful itnits-Eeneral New.
Th..I ndma.i . *n th-- f;rv, -wn hr:nch
of the As-- it-1 -hari'i- hi- b-n lighter
this y-ar th--n -ve.r h, fr. Thi. i- ex
plain-1 by the. f-wt ti t. whil.- thI coLd
V V-,rcs, rbl- spff-rimt. many
of t e p ,r p ;,nar in I -!tt.r L- iiio
t. m. th . nt- , - than. fo, rm(-rly.
Durin- hesmyn.-r 1asn th- aoge-nt of ',th
A .-i d Ch-ri'- for e-tretowtn pro
v.ld upon n:n f th p,,r p e. to
Pa t ,-ir m11 ;. 'ml in it as s a
which was thus l:ui by is nOW being i-al
t" supplc y-- *h--'rie, ,f l.-, an-I when
t- i- n r x i rilif will be af
ford-d by th -cty. It is ,-d that some
1-1"! le who) ne-r hefo)r- ;tv a nything
hae put n- -i.y asid- for th- --1 weathe.r.
and th.- i --.,f,-f .t heir poiey is now
plainly :,,rn. The 1 h11mte was inatu
g a e-d b, th- oi-gtz ol 1 .1, an1 has
work. 1 %r r% e .iflly.
Good Thicknens of Ic.
Th- Iv.ers ,f ut.-.- r spit ar- having a
fin,- time, taking adntwage of the freezing
o*er of the ricer and th-r streams in this
sectlin of the city. The ice or. the river
moasure-s nerly six In-hes In thi--kn.-ss, I
while on the little river it is said to be
n,-arer eight inches thick. The canal is
also ic--houndI, hut there is v.-rv little skat
ingz ,.n it. the p-opl- nreferrtn, the riv-r.
wh-re more space is afftrd 1d. Th- fall ,f
srmw Sunday night somewhat interf.-red
with the sport, but places have been
cle-aned )n the !-.
The ice in th.- Chan n- abve Got.wn
was brk-n yee,-r!av. The tugboat M1
ler. arm' d with a larg'- ice plow, steamti-d
her way thr. -ugh the thick ice and opened
a way for the little steamer Barth-ldi.
This was dono, it is said, at the expens.
of the propri.tors of the r-sorts up the
river f. r the benefit "f their patrons. The
Earth-"ldi made regular strips yesterday,
with an ic.- pil-w in front. but the rate of
sp-d--l was tquite' sl-w. .wing to the loose
ice in the, channl, there being no current
to carry it away.
Reception at Peek Chapel.
A recoption was given last evening at
Peck Memorial Chapel by the ladies of the
Christian Endeavor Society of the Church
of the Covenant t., the Endeavorers and
n-nb-rs of the Peck Chapel. Rev. Charles
Alvin Smith, the iastor, received each
m..m-ber .f his congr-gation and gave them
a hearty w%,.lm-. During the course ot
th- eve ning gtanms were play-] and prizes
given. R - e-'ne nts were .erved.
Funeral of 1in. Mary A. Kilduff.
Miss Iar-. A. KildufT, who did Sunday
n'ght, was buried this morning at 9::3)
.'cl-ck, r,-gius ,ervi-s being held at
Trinity Chrih. TI Ih-, interment was pri
vat-. Mis Kilduff hal reached the ad
vanci ag.- .,f .i;ghty years, and expired
within lift-.-n minus of the birth of the
tow y-ar. F.r sime years Iast she had
b.-n tn inm t I f 'I-- Ag- Womn's Home
at 12-i0 :'1 str.. l. I:.rnlier itt life she was
Uest End tu.iliary W. C. T. U.
W- I Endi tuxiii-,ry of the wo;mats
Christn T--perne Union held a meet
it,- L's v-ning in U~ni-n31. E. Church.
After tie u-utl biuPtnes th-- p~resid.nt, Mrs.
C ..n iie no.:le of, a qnrt rly me-t
"re ,tpt- 31 E. C'hirch. Januitary 10.
1'- I 'ies an.l ai!I-rnas we.r-e e-lect.-c as
follo ws: 31.-damhis li-rry .-ffit L. itallini
ger andl * X.rc,. deler-gates tnd Mesdames
Asl, ike-r. Spente. r. Durnba ugh andi
Graham. alternia <5.
Held Open Meeting.
lndi.pend.-nt Lo.dge, No. 14. I. 0. G. T.,
held ant open meeting last night, at which
it ent.-rtained a large number of friends.
An in'teres:ling progr-am was rendiered by
Miss Liilie Myers. Miss Neda Poller, Miss
Adie, Powell, Miss Bell Smith, Mi;ss Blon
deli L~enz. Mt-s. Hiernandez, Mrs. Nailor and
Mr. Pettit. in the prize game Mirs. lier-I
nandeoz was the successful contestant. Re
freshme-nts were served by a committee of
ladles urnder the direction of Miss Margaret
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THlE SATURDAY STAR
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s, soft and warm;
t cannot do harm.
:h clear water,
lured when dry
has taught her,
p is made fit it for many sperial uses
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VETERAN PASSES AWAY.
Served With Distinction in I nion
Arany During t'ivil War.
G"n]Ewin S. Osborne2 died yesterday af
,eno at 1 -'lock at the residence of his
->ni, Johl B, )shorn-. 2111; Conneeticut ave
'Ine. Gen., "'borne. whlo was sixty years
1.hadl been InT Poor hecalth for some time.
Latst Suinday morning he was . IzedI with
an attack o f heart trouble, whieh resulted
::n Is. death. M. will be burled Thursday
afternooni at 2 o'e-!:),k in Arlington ceme
I-ry. beiehis son. Li-,ut. WVilliam H. Os
bornp. who was kilied inl the Philippines.
Gin. (Osborne was well known lin Wash
agem, hereth has resided for severad
years-. H.- was at representative in Con
re lin The Fortyiinth, Fiftieth and
Fifty-first Congresses, andi upo)n retiring
fr-;m the pratiCe Of hitw. in 18197, hie be
eam le a p) rmaneint residient of Washington.
Get:. Otsborne was borni in Bethany. Pat.,
a~nd received his education in the Univers
ty "f North-rni Penn lsylIvania, from which
hIgat- edi 1O At the breaking out
of the * ivil war he enlisted in the 8th Penn
sylvania Regment andt soon thereafter was
coI~mmI-!ihed cautAiin in] the first corps of
thlt Armyv 4of the PotoImae. Hie had a not
abio, military ,ar, -r. Hf~ served gallantly
on the lield and was wounded three times,
anilI was promo)ted several times for meri
torio~us conduct .on the field.
Immnediately after the close of the war
Ge.Osb~orn, was almpointed Judge advo
itand wals d1tiled-l to '%Tacon and An
uir-enville. Ga., to mve-,stigate the charges
'If CrUelty to federal prisoners brought
against C2apt. wirz, the conlfederate super
Int--ndent of tlo prison. This Investigation
led to the hangirng of wINrz for murder.
Shortly after this Gen. O-sborne resigned
his commissi-on and returned to his home.
at W ilkesbarre, where he resumed the
practice of law. On the reorganization of
the Nati-nal Guard of Pennsylvania he
was, arPomted major general, and served
mi that cap~acity from 1871 to 18S77. -
G;-n. Osborne was at promInent woriter in
the (;rand Arrmy of the Republic and was,
l"I!"Lment Commalnilderl of J'eiinsylvaoja jn
- wa s d71 compnlanionl of thle 31
ary Order of ' h Loya l LIpgOn and at mem
ber of the ocit of the Army of thm Po.
toma. H leaes wife, two daughters
and tilr-: Ssns
The Craze for Pewter.
The-re Is a pss for Vc wter just now;
Pewter made lint,) aill the knick-knackery
that we hatve for the Vast few Years been
seeling in slr.There Is about Pewter a
softness and pliabilitty which makes it a
fascinating miaterial with which to model,
and1 therefore, be~sides Its use for small
pieces, artists are working out some of
theair best d-signs In It. Inl fact, reduced
figures from lifem and after the antique are
be-i, exhiboito-I, ailng with those of bronze
and plaster. Smaller happily within
reach of many re bonbonieres, trays and
ash reeivers, mass, plates and small fig
tres. All of th-e are presented In in
numerable shate< and dgn.
Colletors ,f mugs are being rado happy
by this revival gh f the ue of ewter, and
little short of a mn )i ns is about regarding
the number andi~ rarity oIf those seen at in
formal evning partis, or At other times
decorating th. S;.le walls of diningc rooms.
Te- patt h also aire mostly seen as wall
deoronatilcs ant Produce a stutning effect
when wi h11,119 aginst a briluAt back
It i-5 not diff tilt to keep these pewter or
naments cleanA good rubbing with cha
m c eery fortnighit is all that Is neces
iI. ht is not dpcorable for them to have
th - Sinring luster of silr; hei tones of
pewter -hould be soft and hray y
F-or a novel hold 'ay gift hardly anything
new.r or of more intir.t can be recom
mend -A thani a Pewter bonboniere. As is
trune of all small boxes, their usefulness is
very great. There is always -oon for one
more. Oi The writing desi or bureau they
hold innumerable varieties of trifret, and
where it is ne somar in lace hem
inseaco (ba wasrmern in th pcke a..
a tircLateIis Fdain ICotllars. rsl
rom th Newith Yrk Hrald.~arj.frmwh
he resting ofi awom.a' thec ran as
any ther n ar tie oflihed inu. n the er
smlarta modimt pans oeatnit therefe
cu, ici and stte if te olirstha corser
tbefor in the natinaof dremading.t
aIt lartmey ne. cerye tgaeanl
ofthe strand colas aroundd threen' tieck
nrouas; sheo must tand aned. bitdt
objet fiare alte atento of the aro
Te rne coa s alveyompited cdon
feton, anyway, anda iiIto vaitio armAn
cut and sle aret inumetgle The hage
poit,et whic fshoul nevrisoerst broghtf
comfotal rt frz the chn.-rt uir
omend o of te- pne collars hatvetw high
in~0ths rsinggust undrz fhr urdwie
oters, comer uphi oe one res pintnte
middl ofthre, backr fhe reck.e( Then
frals ofrw themiltrinsronizstin the
back, win ai narrd u of -nltea hae
ace as trined nover gnerol nd sernt.
wha.e'bone s thac pranen idepoin
theepintgd wra ohe re ihulbie rgid,
wle thefnt is softer, tha 'islt ha ien
Tirso e (rz frPetr
ROW IN FUSION CAMP
Nebraska Democrats Desert Bryan for
EVEN THE POPULISTS ARE SORE
They Claim Allen Wants All, the
Good Political Plums.
SOME RECENT DEVELOPM ENTS
Special rr ti, . T Eetning Slit.
iiN('Ob N. Ne'b.. D~ecember 30,i 1siti.
The prospt..'s f'r a great political row it
the fusion e.. m1- is imminent, and if there
is anyth ig't in 1h. g'ns of the times fusion
is a thing if thte past In Nehraska and W.
J. Bryan is tI I h''rcced into the national
camlilgni withmii the uiai ,r the tem.grats
of N bm:ska. This -xtraordinary situation
has eleve out of the late sentori:i
contest. in wihi firyan s:crificed his
friend a i- n f:t11-to r. tiber: ilitehtcik,
editor if the W NX-T.ien;ld. "n the ainar if
his anmbitt.'r.. )it, s-id Ijt'he-e ft,-r the
frieniship if Al. a anll the p, u'ists. Sa
gac'ous liticin.s :dnit that Bryan wet
placed in a ve.y t.ryuig .osfit,. and prol
ably dh1l th II best thing he coIll I have do.
Had he favoril the appoitm nt If Ilitc'h
cock to the n-cancy resuliting from the
death of Sitor hywrI. All-in would
have eerait na min.!iite for Preal
dent IIn thi' pop-il-t :i. ii tih:s wouild
hav' m anit 'n I - *-. t in any ev r 1nnl t.
In fa". tids w - the prod w'wh Al in
used1. and i yanl h:!.1 hear< a .irmor If tat
sort -f th:Ig a ye-r :rg' ant1 t;tt sI'hured a
denial froim All 1. hieb his pretss agnt'tts
sent br';l':st. lat fo-t. Albtm's ;tmbition
in this tli r li- i:t Ih-en Iryat' b-gtie
mal for s, ot tiln-.
Linen lire Sharply Ibrnivnl.
Now the lit -r. hwir- e!,rt drtiwnt by
both mes, mal thei chane of blityan ever
being a ft t,r in N-hraska politics aga:n
are reinVt it :as limn. The Biryantiter too'k
the tirt stio. Tl Netraska Travling
Met's liratt clul. suti i liteitiek andi
refused1i to ins i him tt their tainil ban
quet on Ja r il*-, S. , H had ivalwae-s been a
leading ftot inw these t.,nte's. Hen- at
Line!ni this -!ul, : pt r tm lt has tanti
tien 1,tsh 1ext'enlior all 'ver the cointry.
ThI - h1 J11 -n in lb b gre-at silk
stocking nr~ntua maaemlee
to take tw, !-:- I w of the proposition.
It h;is b-n ttw-iisly arranged by Bryan
that ith' anntual balutttet If the Jacksoinians
shuill be the -ignal for the topenlig of his
prsildentiA m Th i n ese Ja--kisotlan
club l toenuvts have1'Q a;wiys. taken tht form
(if nat imil gat r:ngs. anit this y'-ar Pres!
dhent El. F. Sitith itcl e urel the iis'itt
,;f (1o ari m ,-nry Waittersonl, H
oif Texas. Altg(-!el. Overmye,.r and a nm
ber, If other dema,_ nfo.to a!f m t.,
be ri-sent and <i1liv'r leiresss. 1ryan
was schedlul...l for a iwsch '1n the( ".Fa(.
of the Nation - w It w-ta to be the h! test
arraignment f the aduinisitrat in lie hal
Thei the tit:;i tok tnither turn. and
the Jackso toians eile to show their
hostility towar<1 Br Ilyain anld their resent
mteit for thei l. feat of IHittheock by mak
Ing h-i tchcoek toastniaster. This was In
defiance of all rul-s of the cilb, which had
made the president each year the loast
master. When Bryan found this honor re
served for Iitt'hc.k he wired friends her
to get the plans changed, but they could
Appealed to Gov. Poynter.
He appealed to Governor Poynter, Sena
tor Allen and others, but nothing cane
of it. The Onaha democrats had the
backing of those in the state and they
were determined to show Bryan that in
future lie wou'd lie relegated to the popou
list ranks lin Nehraska. Then Bryan's per
snnal enemies in the east-those demo
eratic leaders who frequ.-ntly pretend to hi'
his friend, but are ntot-got hold of these
facts and began to rub salt ito the wounds
of the boy trator of the Platte. John It.
McLean, ownter of the Cincinnati Enquirer,
wired his Nebraska inan to send the paper
a thouand-word story showing Bryan's
niiligation to Hitchenek and the ingratitude
involved in the betrayal of Hitcheoek in
the interest of the populist leader. This
ord'r was filled and given great prominence
in the Cinciimati Enquirer. It got a big
head on the front page, and another order
was sent front the Enquirer ordering the
point to be followed. This is the situation in
the state. It is now certain that the ban
quet that promised to be the first gun of
ryan's camapaign will be t very chilly af
fair. In fact, it is said generally that Bry
an will probably fintd it convenient to be
absent front the Omaha blowout January 8.
In any event, Bryan will not be given the
position of honor and Hitchcock wi'l be the
real hero of the gathering. This means a
serious split in the fusion ranks, and will
certainly assume national proportions.
Then, too, even the fusionists are displeas
ed with the way things are going. They
point to the fact that Senator Allen, the
brainiest one of the lot, has always fed at
the public trough, and that he deserted the
democratic camp on being defeated for dis
trict judge to run for the same office on
the populist ticket, and that he has regu
larly combined with the democratic leaders
to keep all the offices in small rings. It
looks as if the next year's campaign in Ne
braska will see a half dozen state tickets,
and this is the year when two senators
must be elected.
NEW YEAR BALL
Pleasing Entertainment Last Night at
St. Elizabeth's Asylum.
The advent of 190 was observed at St.
Elizabeth's Asylum last evening with a
New Year ball. This form of entertain
ment for tho patients and employes of the
asylum has heretofore been held whenever
possible the eve of the new year, so that
the passing of the 9ld year and the ushering
in of the new one might be fittingly
marked. For obvious reasons, htowever, the,
dance of 1900)1 occurred last evening.
The large hail known as the new dining
room was the scene, and in the commodious
apartment was an assembly numbering
about 500O, the majority comprising, of
ceurse, male and female inmates of the
asylum. Amid a lavIsh display of ever
greens glistened numerous electric lights in
soft shades of red, white and blue. High
up, from every beam, hung the festoons ef
crowfoot and cedar, and entwined aboutihe
pillars were trimmings of the same kind.
The large lights of red and the smaller
clusters of red, white and blue glittered
among these and made the great hail Iu
minous and handsome, while the effect was
added to by a large American flag that
blazed in electricity at the rear of the
apartment, its stripes of alternate red and
white being shown by rows of small red
and white bulbs and its delicate field of
blue and its stars by others of the proper
St. Elizabeth's orchestra rendered the
nussic. - The male inates were assigned to
seats on one ide and the women patients
on the opposite side of the hail. The dance
proceeded to a late hour. with mirth and
enjoyment to all, and there was an inter.
mission for refreshments.
Time Set for Argumenta.
The arguments in connection with the
motions for a new trial and in arrest of
judgment in the case of'Frank W. Funk,
recently convicted of the murder of W:ll.
lam H1. Brooks, will be held before ,Ju.
tics Cole Fridag_ the 13th instant.
WANT BETTER WATER
Citizens of Cumberland Protest
Against Pollution of Potomac,
FIGHT ON THE PULP ILL RENEWEE
Now Proposed to:Take the Matter
TIHIS CITY INTERESTED
Special C- riespndenee of The Evening Star.
CUMBERLAND. Md., January 1, 1iDo).
The people 'f Cumbetrland will look to
Washingtn for assistance in the'ir strug
gli to stop the pollutlon of the Potomac
river. This pollit ion has practica lly ite
stroyd this ciI ys water sltpply, and it is
believel threat es the sutrr'ly of Wash
ington. The interc ts of ihe two 'ities are
regardeed as cormion. as the rixer is the
natiral murie of wAler sopply for both
citis. it is believe1 here tha tihe pr.lu
0i't vill sot r'a-h the acute stage at
Washineiion. as i: is of a progressive char
a-tI ; ,x-nding further dow a each year.
Tit, lish have all been killed in the river
zhbsu: 'umberland, and fishrmen say they
are obligel to go further down the stream
evely year. Where fish have been l--ntiful
thi year before th-, :y are decimated the
following y'ar. At Hancick, lfty-six Miles
eat if here, the comiint is the same.
Salturuay n ight at a iublic m,'etig o f
citizens in the city c'tmrail chamh-. Se.a
tor George L. Wellington 'nlisted in th
fight against poiution. maki:7 an aoitriss
that aroused the wildest enthusiasm. Ii
is said that nexer tin his tublic career did
Sr-na tor . Wol!ingtoi recelve such an ova
tion. The raeeting was an adjourned one
from Thursday night, when a committee
way named to reoort a plan for continuing
the tight against pilition. The verdict of
the jury in tbe criminal prosecutlion at
Haperstown acquitting the Wcst Virginia
lp andPater ' ompanoy of polluting the
Potomac is regarded as a serious setback
to the cause of the city.
Enthusiamt at the Meeting.
The report wis prest-nted an] uinani
nously adoptel amid much enthusiasm.
William C. Devecmon of the Cumbirland
bar read the repirt. It recites that Cum
hi rland spent $31),0ts# in building and im
proving the present waterworks of the city,
which are prattically useless, because of
the intolerable condition of the water.
Three expert engineers, after an exhaustive
investigation. riported that the Potomac
wa ts the only available source of supply,
inti chimical experts, after much experi
tlI.found that the polluted water can
nit I;. s.uce'ssfully filtered, 'very method
if iitranion having been tried in vain. It
is inu ip issibbl to re move the color. It is
argaivd that shild another source of sup
pty ie s cualI it v i uld be tnee. ssary to go
miles into another state. with no assurance
that thi newly s'lerted strepm would not.
in time be pollutd.
h'ire P'otomac water now emits such a
-tench that it is not even tit for street
Fl'rinkling purpos.s. People are compelled
I buy drinkilg i.ater from velors. while
i-oking water is obtabid from a limited
supply of wells anid cistrns. The hurden
,nit the poor is giat, especially during the
present cold snap, wlen, the pumps freeze
ilp so easily. The resolutions say that as
it result of had water property values are
nit what they would be. and that persons
reifrtOn friim investing in enterprises and
evia living here.
The resoluIiols call for the selection of
an execUtive' commitiee of tweinty, whose
duty it is *a seerttin fa the counsel who
proseein ted the Ipulp mill as, whether in
their opinion 'oieviction is possible under
the :it w as it ni 'w st a ndd. ii~d if not to s-ug
rest anendlmeis or new laws that will
eiver the gIound; to iiascertain the power of
the .tate boartl cf heailth in the premises,
anesl if that body has the power to invoke
its interference; to consult with Senator
George L. Wellington and Representatlive
George A. Piarre as to the advliability of
seiuring the aid of Congress. inasmuch as
the District of Columbia also draws its
water supply from the Potomac. The res
olutions condemn the course of the Cuma
berland Evening Times as being inimical
to the best int, rests of the peopile, and de
plore the fact that the city which pays 40
per cent of th - taxes ,f tIe county has not
the symiapathy Of the mining regin.
Text of the Resolution.
The re'solutioins conilude: Resolve(], fur
ther, that as American citizens in town
miss ineting assemblkd, we view with
alarni and dismay the power and effect of
corporate greed and wealth upon our insti
ttions aid ipii public sentiment and pub
li morals, so a-ell exemplifiedi in this case,
where our city has struggled against the
paper trust for years, anid thus far without
ravall, for pur, water, which nature herself
has supplied for man as free as the air
from heaven." The resolutions also say
that the aissault Is not only.directed against
the pulp mill, but against all pollutions.
Gen. Joseph Sprigg, the chairman, deliv
ered an address, in which lie stated that the
position of citizens was not in defiance of
the law and the ruling of the courts, as
some charge. He denied the imputation as
absolutely false, stating that the people
only wish to assert their rights tinder the
law, and that no attempt has been made
by any one to go around the law- Con
sidering the overwhelming character of the
testimony adduced against the pulp mill at
Hagerstown, he said there should be no
surprise from any one over the discontent
of the people here as the result of the ver
dict. Gen. Sprigg at length stated the city's
s:de from a legal standpoint, quoting nu
merous authorities, including ex-Attorney
General John Prentiss Poe. when he fought
the polluters of Gunpowder river. Balti
more's water supply. Mr. Poe was one of
the attorneys for the pulp mill in the re
Senator Wellington was warmly received.
He said, as a citizen of Cumberland, he
was wrapped up in the well-being of the
city. He continued: **I believe you have
done the proper tl-ing in calling a meeting
:o express disapproval of the verdIct of the
lury, as well as the ruling af the court, and
I believe the ruling laid down is as bad as
the water in the Potomac river." This sally
caused the greatest applaue, lasting sev
eral minutes. 'I stand with my people,"
he said.. "I believe tinder (the law of the
land we are entitled to .use the water of
the nattural stream God has given us. Any
man or corporation interferkng with the pu
rity of that stream is a olst Him,"
Water Unnt der Amy Use.
The senator accusid tim' pulp mill -of
making the water, ones goal, unfit for any
use. He thought the jaw mye ample rem
edy arnd he was partisuilariy severe in - his
rlenusnciation of these citizens who testinied
against the city. H~e said if a citizens' coim
mittee would be sent to lWaaiington he had
no doubt that their cause would he given a
careful hearing by the District committees
in both house. He. himsaelf, proposed to
bring the matter before the . nate-commijt
William C Devw-mn of the Cumber-land
bar said a canamity ma overhanging the
city greater than war, for the latter could
be endedi, but this deseeration of the water
supplx. might.: Weverlasting, to the detri
mnt of the biealth ~i 'happiness of the
people. He e threatened boycott
of Cmnuhes 'an :"Iet them do it.
We.t.- cam ~ vlwith fire." Mr.
Deveemon says that teatinnyoffered b
some Cumberland eaqoaw ibehalf of the
pulp mill defied the lawa of gravitation
and branded the' discovergof Sir rsaac
Newton as a ayti
A e.ontina w.. .ditda w.... n.e
Wonder what Mertz
January 2, 1000.
Is our clearing up
time, and each day
you'll find some
thing of especial
Best of all, your
interest will be In
the money you
Trousers to order
at $2.50 is a very
little price, but
you'll find goods
: worth $3, $4 and
5 in- the tot.
CQearng up price,
+ 2 to order.
state's attorney to his utmost to test the.
validity of the warromts, sworn out hy
J. Semmes Dcveemion agains t thle pullp mill
for polluting the ri ver. Thel, warrants were,
secured Friday, and under the :aw the cases
will have to be tried here.
Onl motion of Senator Wel-lington the
meetimt adjourned to meet at the call of
the executive committee, which thle chair
man will name this week.
HOW To DRESS TASTEFU'LLY.
Certain Rulem That Mos~t Be Frollowved
Out to the Letter.
From, thle Philadelphia Time~s.
A well-dressed woman stands sponsor for
a rule whien every woman could adopt
with distinct profit to her personal appear
anc(e. I cannot quote It, but I can give its
idea in words which will be plain eno~ugh to
follow. A woman can never err in taste
if she matches her hair in street attire, her
eyes In house wear and her complexion in
evening clothes. That Is not to be taken
qjuite literally-the hair may be light brown,
which will harmonize with various shade-s
of that color. The eyes may be pale blue,
but they do not necessitate pale blue.
dresses, although that shade would un
doubtedly prove the most becoming. A
pink complexion would not always call for
that tint, but for harmonizing shades, al
though the strict letter of the rule would
be safer for those who are confessedly
lacking in color judgment. At all events, it
would save us from mnany of the sights
which daily meet our eyes.
Whlen I read a fashion note telling of the
Popularity of green and blue combined I
feel a premonitory shudder at what I am
doomed to witness later onl. None but anl
artist can successfully combine violent
col ors, for certain shades only are capable
of a pleasing combination, yet women who
persist in following every fashion. however,
wild and absurd, will evolve startling and
hideous costumes which would niever have
been dreamed of bad the fashion notE been
suppressed. An announcement of thle rage
of black and white is a different matte-r,
for I have yet to see where these two re
fuse to blend. Black is a serviceable color,
for It serves as a background to all othe.rs,
and will often settle a vexed question of
economy. Soft shades are becoming to all.
vivid colors are for the few. I he~ard a
young woman object to a scarlet throat
ribbon worn by her friend because it took
away what little warmth there was In her
rather pale face and suggest something
more delicate. She was right, too, for
scarlet Is exceedingly trying when laid
against the majority of faces. If It was
relieved a bit at the throat with white you
would see a vast change for the better.
There is much art in dressing the neck.
The long throat needs high collars, broad
ribbons and many folds, while the short one
can stand but a mere line of any of these
things. A short collar on a long neck takes
away every particle of style from the own
er's appearance, and a high one will give a
touch which transforms her. This adapt
ing of the fashions to one's own points is a
fascinating study if you choose to make it
so, and one that makes a woman distine
tive. Because a high colffure is considered
the acme of fashion should not be a reason
for the woman who is handsome in a low
onX ocag.Sc hnemgttas
fomhritS eyodnr-okn o
styte' tattornno bes mostie to tevery
boy' ees-thvemanne of in itpl i th
stickingipinthe river you neverabeen wuz
zeed fidand t wh thae on e woan
styllshand tetrcie hee egbr
prtter pehpmaotionocentr\elei fo nth
meting mored te maner at thicah she
dtedl somutie comitteuc which just sit~
men will pesnaetityshweehdk icoee.
Prbably Rbease Thet never Bred shewas
HO to The L eed.
From tihe Picdina Enqirer.
An wel-eosedy woan sugtad an~ for
p ruen win teeo woa colding at
neehdisncfpror thepro ohresoing appear
no e. hel canntwe ute bthir cand gieit
ideadnantage ofwhich wib plain enhe tm
folow Ars womern cabe uede err gin tse
ifsheeste ohe hrea a stoo attre her
prores ose eye an hetopeier-i
eenaring ltet Thatld ot te e wtakh
(1h1e itrl-ha Thir mvent he weightn
of that cotonrom dragging mayhe pand houto
the ey d aanotnc.'tl ~aebu
doutedy roe the mot comng. ofTh
bestar fonredthoe whtaon areefsed
We want to be votur SI I R I
whv vou should let us make \ou
right should be made by the ma
right fit at the neck. The right lel
amount of cloth around the body.
judgment and experience of an ex
W. an it p"I.
M~iertz and Mertz,
Trousers. MA K ER S.
id 908' F 5
IN HOTEL CORRIDOR.
Ex-Gov. S. J. Crawf.,rdi of Kansas. one of
two now surviving of th- war govern-ors.
with Mrs. Crawford., Is spnding a few
weeks at the Ebbitt. Ex-Gov. Sprague of I
Rhod' Island, who as a senator from that I
state was a leader in Washington society.
and wh w became the husband of Kat'
Chase. daughter of Salmon P. Chase. chief
justice and erstwhile Secretary of the
Treasury, Is the only other person now liv
ing who served as chief executive of a
northern state during the war of the re
bellion. Like Sprague, Gov. Crawford was I
a very young man when the people of his c
state toop him up and gave him their suf
frage. He was first elected in 1tI4, run
ning on the same ticket which re-electd
Lincoln, and at a time when he was serv
ing with his regiment at the front. Craw
ford was then twenty-eight years old. To
day he is as straight as an arrow, as viva
cious as many persons a score of years his
junior. and is a firm devotee at the shrine
of his adopted state. which, he says, pos
sesses a climate which for salubrious qual
ities is unequaled in the universe. The gov
ernor's home is in Topeka, but he spenIs
much of his time on his big stock farm in
"Politics Is not in it with stock raising,.
Gov. Crawford said to a Star r.jeporter.
"There's little money in politics under any
condition. but a man.-who has a few hun
dred head of cattle has something worth
while-a good thing to fall back on. I un
derstand that Jerry Simpson has returned
to his Kansas stock farm. He has two or
three hundred head of cattle. land enough
to raise what he wants to eat and to take
care of his stock, and is much better off t
than to depend on the salary of a represcn
tative. I long ago found that there was
more pleasure in life to get out and com- -
mune with nature and enjoy a little of
God's sunlignt that penetrates a Kansas
-farm than to occupy the best position that
may come from politics."
Gov. Crawford, however. believes that it
is the duty 4)f every man to take anl inter
est In politics; that in this lies the protec- t
lion of the city, the state and the govern
ment. Asked as to the.conditions in Kan- t
sas and as to the probability of the state v
again casting its electoral vote for a free t
silver presidential candidate, he said: r
"There is a strong free silver feeling in r
Kansas In all of the parties. It would be 11
hard to predict at this time what the voters y
may do. Of course, Col. Bryan's renomina- 1
tion Is a foregone conclusion. From my c
own observations. I believe the main planks
of the democratic platform will be free sil- v
ver-an adoption of the free silver plank of
the Chicago platform of two years ago.
without change--anti-trust and anti-expan
sion. I do not believe that free silver will N
be the paramount issue, as it wa. two X
years ago. but that the predominating is. t<
sues will be the two I last named." a
Gov. Crawford said that ex-Senator John g
J. Ingalls was understood to be in poor
health, and that he was spending the winl
ter in Arizona recuperating. n
Just before the Irving company departed I
from Washington. Sir Henry, who was C
stay'ing at the Arlington, remarked Lo T
Clerk Breast that he would find a numher
of autograph albums in his apartments,
and requested that they be returned to
their respective owners. One of the bell r
boys was sent to Sir Henry's room and
soont camec lack with his at-ma full of al- c
bnums, from the ordinary plush-covered ones
to some with covers decorated with gold
and silver. Each bore the signature of the "
distinguished English actor and his charm- ha
ing leading lady, Miss Terry.,- C'lerk Breamt t
got them all within his care, and then, ~
turing to The Star man, said:
"You would be surprised at the number D'
of autograph albums we come In contact it
vIth during a year, And that reminds me of e:
a funny little incident which occurred here
a few years ago. Before Dr. T. DeWitt
Talmage became a WashIngtonian he made i
his headquarters at the Arlington when in 0f
the city. There was always a demand for t1i
his autograph, and he yielded It up cheer- hs
fully. On this occasion a well-known so
ciety woman came in with an album. One a
of the other cierks and the cashier hap- Si
pened to be talking with me when she en- B
tered. I took the album and placed It on o.
top of the letter box, Dr. Taimage came
In soon after and I. handed him the album
and told him of the lady's request, U i
" 'Oh, yea,' he said, as he opened the be
book and wrote: 'With best wishes for your a'
future happIness,' and signed his name.
"The other clerk was engaged at the cc
time and did not notice what I had done. or
Later in the day, when the doctor came be
Into the office to inquire for his mail he w
walted on him. Just as the guest was il
turning to go away, the clerk happened to pa
think of the album. e
" -By the way, doctor.' he maid, 'a lady ta
left an album bee with a sueat for' your- ti
"Dr. Tabmaga modded nleasanet ..., .i.
TAILORS. Every rcason
r shirts. A shirt to be just
a who makes your coat. The
igth to sleeve-just the right
-all these items require the
'p-ninwg the same book and turnine
,Ivan. white- page. uain rtcorded: ...
.-.st wii-. for your future happii.
In th - eving Dr. Talmage agala .
i- the office and this time tte. _,
lappentel to he alone for the instan,. t -
nvmlb.:rinig the woman who had hruah: m
he alium in the forensoon, he reached .w
he bok antd brotght it to the attem tm ..r
le minister, explainIng that it was ii.
i of the owner to have his auti-tr.lh.
[he doctor again opened the sanl), lek
nd once more wrote: 'With best wih ,..:.
7our future happiness,' etc.
"It was not until some time the next , v
hat we discovered that this wom. I v-.a
Inwittingly 'getting a corner,' so to epe ik
n Dr. Talmage's signature. The alim im
n -xistence in Washington today 1i 1
ighly prized by Its owner."
The holidays always bring to Washi.s.
t plethora of visitors. Many come in .-,
ursion parties and not a few ar-e col
eachers, who find the capital city a d,
ightful and instructive place to span a
acation. Nearly all the down-town h tels
Iave a goodly quota of the latter cLi-s at
he present time. A couple of young ladis,
vho are staying at the National, ye'st.-rday
norning started out for a stroll down Pmni.
ylvania avenue. The display of photi
:raphs of senators and representatic,- in
he front windows of an art gallery attra.t
,d their attention and they stopped and
azed and commented. Finally one. of :he
'oung ladies discovered that the portr.,its
vere arranged alphabetically.
"I wonder if Vol. Dick's photograpl is
ere? int.rrogated the other.
'Why, it must be," replied her c-m.'
And then they started over the list. I
he Bs they found Joe Baliley of T. %..;
hey passed over the late lamented "Dick
llan, were full of expectancy when th.
vere exhausted, and then a look of wrath -
uch as comes only to a country si'
ria'am-p.'rvaded their faces.
"It's a shame," said the taller of the tw
Vol. Dick is better looking than any oj-,
n the whole lot."
"Yes.' added her companion. "anl 1-I1
et the people at home won't like it wit it
hey know that his picture Is not ther."
A gentleman who was viewing the
raits volunteered tie thought that ther,,
,as likely to desire ott the part of the pho
wgrapher to slight the handsome Ohio r.:
esentative, and that the absence of 'iq
ortrait might be due to his being a com
aratively new comer in the House; but the
ouIg ladies wended their way up tow..Ir
he Oapit.jI, appareintly disgusted with the,
A zlance' at the Nati-nal register If
losed thnt the two young ladies were fr -it
kron. C-4. Dick's home.
Messrs. E. Caypless. R. W. Wilcox t,1d
.iss Kratz of Honolulu are registere. at
Villard's. Their mission In Washingt-m Is
) impresA upon the administration the .1
ire of the natives to have a voice in itL
overnment of the newly acquired islan.l,.
Capt. "harles E. Clarke, U. S. N., fr
-rly In command of the Oregon, and nw
charge of the League Island navy y:mi.
hilad.lphia. is at the Ebbitt. as Isf
harles S. Fogg, a well-known lawy,
Mysterious Mime,, i Africa.
ra. the Lonel.,o Telegraph.
Besides the reefs which have beetn ,i:
)vered, there exists In Rthodesia an e:.r
tous quantity of "old workings," mtine.s
hich were worked in ancient times. bt
uve long since beent abandoned. By wh',m
iese mines were worked is and will prt
tly remain forever a mystery. From '.b.
attery and tools which have been fotund
Is evident that Shese old workings w-.
;cavated by or under the direction of mnt
knowedge and Intelligence superior to
ose possessed by the present inhabitants
the country, Gold was extracted freom
ese mines' by smelting. many furnates
tving been found, and alongside of th.-m
icient molds in which intots were c, t.
everal ruins have also been discovered tn
bodesia the magnitude and workmanship
whIch prove. that men of superior civil
atlon either inhabited or else Occupied
Is part of the world a few thousand years
fore us. To them are probably due the
ient workings which have beesn found.
Ith the primitive instruments at their
.mmand these miners of a pest age were
ly able to scrape the surface of the gs id
aring reefs, so that the quantity of gol4
hieh has been taken from the mine. hard
afects their value, whije they are a
vicious indiction to the progector andt
able him to test the reef below the sur
ce, and, as a rule, the dite of most of
mes old workin=s eems to have been se
eted by popeteat men, who chose the