Newspaper Page Text
To the Youing Hen.
Appreciating the demand for really HIGH-CLASS MADE TO-ORDER SI ITS at a price below prevailing prices for such garments?we have added to our rapidly increasing business a new department, which will be known as our YOUNG MEN'S DEPARTMENT?we say "Young Men's" because it's the young men who demand "SMART CLOTHES"?clothes with character ?and we propose to supply them with HSglhi=cla?? Suits to Order for $25 ?a price within the means of the average young man. All garments will be tried on "in the baste"?and the SAME IIIGH QUALITY TAILORING will prevail as now obtains in our regular tailoring department. Furthermore, our large stock of fashionable woolens will af ford a wide range for the gratification of individual taste. The FIRST SHIPMENT of our spring woolens has arrived ?call and "look them over"?we'll be glad to show them to you. G. Warfiefld Simpsonn, Merdfoaint Taallor, 112?S F Stirest. <? c I <? e i <? a 0 ^Main Office, 12th and F N.W. nBoflSy WdDQDU0 1 HERE you are sure of the best heating results, quick but economic combustion. HERE you are sure that it is well screened, free from dirt, slate and impurities. HERE you are sure that you get the legal weight, 2,240 pounds to every ton. HERE veil are sure that every attention is paid your or der. courteous and intelligent advice given. HERE you are sure that it can be delivered promptly, no disappointment or delay. w A II U ITDd? DOaagOo?^ dtpgiaD?? ?if d?amO? Fi II 21 st and I N.W. 1206 H N.W. 'Phones, Main 380, 307. 460; East 641. ? U U ? 1626 M N.W. 45 G N.E. 0 0 It 0 a CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE. Trial of Yorke Nelson, Colored, Will Be Concluded Today. The trial of Yorke Nt-lson. colored, in flicted for manslaughter in connection with the death of Charles Washington, colored, last October, will be concluded late thi3 afternoon before Justice Anderson and a Jury in Criminal Court No. 1. Nelson and Washington had some trouble about a woman while they were in the eating es tablishment of Charles Adams, tHO 2t".th street, the ^d of October. Nelson claims that Washington insulted him. followed him along the street and finally assaulted him. After he had been struck three times. Nelson says, he cut Washington with a knife and death resulted. Nelson is rep resented by Attorneys Thompson &. Las key. To Spend an Evening With Mr. Bell. Invitations have oeen received by mem bers of the Washington Stock Exchange from Mr. Charles J. Bell, to spend Friday evening at his home. i:i*J7 Connecticut ave nue. The form of the invitation i; novel, being a fae-sdmile of the sheet issued daily by the exchange giving the quotations of the securities. The reproduction is com plete in all details, wim the exception that the paper us?.-d is of better quality and of a different color than is that of the of ficial issue. In addition, the space at the heau usual ly occupied with the record of the current sales, is in this instance taken up with an announcement entitled "notice." by which the members are informed that "an irregu lar meeting" of the exchange will be held at Mr. Bell's residence Friday evening. School Incorporated. A certificate of incorporation of the He brew Free School of Washington city was placed on record this afternoon. The in corporators are Moses Kann, Moses R. Jotlson. A. J. Sugar. Isaac Applestein. Morris Lewis. Paul Browdy, Josep.. Rosrn baum. Joseph Kuthstein, Mayer L. i.aza tow, Louis Lipkin and Aha Kershenbaum. Exhibition to Continue. Owing to the bad weather conditions of last week the officers of the Cosmos Club hive consented to continue the txhibi- ' tion of the work of the Art Students' League in the assembly room of the club for the present week. Still in Critical Condition. Mrs. Marion Dalton. who was taken from her mom on G street at an early hour yesterday morning, suffering from alco holism. is still confined to the Emergency Hospital. She was apparently a trifle bet ter today, although her condition is still critical. DEATH OF A. E. L. KEESE. Prominent Citizen, Who Resided for Sixty Years in This City. Augustus E. L. Keese, a resident of this city for more than sixty years, and a well known and highly respected citizen, died yesterday, at the age of eighty, at his res idence, 407 X street, after suffering for about ten days with an attack of asthma. Mr. Keese was actively engaged In busi ness. his office being at 5?>4 E street, as a notary, .commissioner and numismatist. He was born in Hanover, Germany,. and came to Washington when he was nineteen years of age. Surviving him are his wife and two children, Mrs. Louis Behrens and Henrietta Keese, and his brother, Louis Keese. The deceased Mr. Keese was twice mar ried, and was the father of eleven chil dren, all of whom are dead except the two mentioned. He had formerly served as constable, court crier and detective, but of late years devoted most of his time to the duties of notary public. Mr. Keese was an active member of sev eral organizations, including the G. A. R.. the Knights of Pythias, the Oth Battalion, District of Columbia Volunteers, the Saen gerbund and the Odd Fellows. During the civil war he held commission as major of the Oth Battalion, District of Columbia Volunteers The G. A. R. will have charge of the funeral, which will take place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Rock Creek cemetery. Baltimore Against Washington. The Baltimore association congress will debate with the lyceum of the Young Men's Christian Association of this city Friday evening, February 2S, on the subject, "Re solved, That a formal alliance between the United States and Great Britain for the protection and advancement of common interests is desirable." The debate will be followed by a banquet and an hour of social cheer. Drop in Price of Eggs. Information from Baltimore shows that there has been a decided drop in the price of eggs this week. Yesterday the whole sale price ranged from 2."> to 27 cents. Some sales, however, were made as high as 30 cents. Last week In this city eggs re tailed as high as cents a dozen. Forgot to Return It. James Johnson, a fifteen-year-old colored boy, was placed in the custody of the board of children's guardians by Judge Scott In the Juvenile Court this afternoon for a pe riod of six months in default of a fine of $30. The boy was found near the post office last night by Policeman Catts with a re volver in his possession. James explained to the court that he got the revolver from a friend and forgot to return it. The Musical Hit in the Ward and Vokes Show. The abore I* * strain from the march two-step, "Creole Belles." which has made snch a de cided hit lu the Ward & Vokes show, where It Is played by the Tuxedo Ladies' Band. The melody Is so sweet and the air goea with such a swing and dash that It is alnJhst Impossible to resist hum ming It wMl? it la belug played. "Creole Belles" haa established Itself in popular faTor wherever heard. It is sung and whistled all orer the country, and hundred* of orchestraa are delighting tl.elr audiences with thla catchy air. The piece baa real merit, which will enable it to outlaat many of the vapid compositions which tickle the popular ear fop a short time and are soon forgot ten. "Creole Bellea," like aeveral other meritorious compositions, emanates from Detroit, Mieb., which baa earned a reputation as the birthplace of many musical hits. It will be remembered that the famoua and still popular "Georgia Camp Meeting" came from Detroit. The success of "Creole Belles" haa had m precedent since that at the far BMC BMiodj. It 1* MtUllll great. It ?bine... ,. . I call kmt love her well A? round my heart She* THE HEALTH OF MANILA ? . Work of Medical Department of the Philippines. NEW SANITARY LAWS ELEVATING THE STANDARD OF THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. Crusade on the Plague-Infected Houses ?The, Scourge Stamped Out?Plans for the Leper Colony. Surgeon General Sternberg has received a private letter from Col. L. M. Majs of the medical department, commissioner of pub lic health of the Philippines, in which he says that sickness among soldiers in the Philippines appears to be decreasing, and that there are no longer any complaints in regard to proper care of patients. j Sanitary Laws Drafted. The first two months after accepting the position of commissioner," says Col. Maus, "I devoted myself to preparing suitable medical and sanitary laws for the Philip pine Islands, In addition to the routine work in the office. So far bills have been submitted to the commission for the prac tice of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, vet erinary surgery, embalming and undertak ing, for provincial and municipal boards of health, compulsory vaccination, for the con trol of leprosy and a bill for the manufac ture and sale of liquors, in addition to a large number of ordinances which have been prepared for the city of Manila. Of the bills presented to the commission those for the practice of medicines, compulsory vaccination and the establishment of pro vincial and municipal boards of health have already become laws. The remainder are to be brought up in the very near future. I am pleased to say that the board of ex aminers for candidates who desire to prac tice medicine In the Philippine Islands has already organized and is in session, and I believe that hereafter the practice of medi cine in the Philippine Islands will be placed upon as high a plane as in any state of the Union. Sanitation of Manila. "Notwithstanding the fact that the prep aration of these bills has consumed a great deal of my time, the sanitation of the city of Manila has by no means been neglected. A regular crusade has been made against the rats of Manila and the plague houses, and a large sum of-money spent on both of these important matters. So far fifteen or sixteen thousand rats have been exam ined at the laboratory for plague, the result of which has prjven that from 2 to 3 per cent have been affected. I do not believe that the 13,000 caught in traps represent more than one-tenth of those destroyed by bane. "We have cleaned up thoroughly over 3,0(H) houses in the city of Manila, in many of which plague cases had occurred or rats a fleeted with the disease had been found, and their cleaning has been so thorough that in many instances the board of health has required their remodeling to the extent of two or three thousand dollars. Pre vious to this crusade on insanitary houses the board submitted a resolution to the municipal board declaring all houses in which cases of plague had occurred or rats found affected with the disease a menace to the public hea.ih and a nuisance, and ob tained authority for the closure of such houses and their remodeling to the satisfac tion of the board of health. Decline of the Plague. "From August until the 22d of October plague began to decline, on which later date the last case occurred until the mid dle of December, when curiously enough a group of six cases occurred within a week. From that date to the present we have had no further cases. It is also pleasing to state that the biological examination of rats at the laboratory shows a decline of rats afTected with the disease, which fact argues well in our favor. "The organization of provincial and mu nicipal boards of health, the compulsory vaccinations and the installation of the pail system in the city of Manila are other important matters on which we are at work. The Colony for Lepers. "Quite recently I was on a visit with Prof. Worcester and the sanitary engineer of the board to the Island of Kulion, which has been selected for the leprosy colony. Thi3 island lies In the Calamianes group, about twenty hours distant from Manila by steamer, and appears admirably suited for the colony. It is about twenty miles lor.g. ten miles broad and contains many fertile valleys suitable for agricultural pur poses. Besides, the island is well watered and timbered, and it is admirably adapted to the cattle industry. It is intended to make the colony self-supporting. I have taken great Interest In this matter and would like to see the scheme carried out thoroughly, but, of course, it will require years. We expect, however, to transport 500 or G?>0 lepers to the Island between this and the 1st of April, and thus get the colony started." SUGGESTS SEVERAL CHANGES. City Solicitor's Comment on House Bill 11173. A. B. Duvall, the city solicitor, has sub mitted to the District Commissioners an opinion on House bill 11173, authorizing the purchase of the Georgetown Gas Light Company by the Washington Gas Light Company, and has suggested several changes in wording in order to remove am biguities. The solicitor says he has no comments to make upon the process pro vided by which the Washington company may purchase the Georgetown company, the rights of the stockholders of the latter company seeming to be protected. AGED FARMER DEAD. Valentine Kline Passes Away at Brook land. Valentine Kline, a well-known and highly esteemed truck farmer, died yesterday morning at his home near Brookland, D. C. He was sixty-nine years old and spent most of his life in the District of Columbia. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, from which church he is to be burled Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Mrs. Kline and several children survive him. OPENING MINOR STREET. Application Made for the Summoning of a Jury. Acting upon the recommendation of the city solicitor the Commissioners have made application to the marshal of the District to summon a jury in the matter of opening a minor street through square 24. The city solicitor forwarded to the Commissioners a form of application to be transmitted. Pro ceedings preliminary to the opening of the said street were taken last summer and a request made to the marshal under the laws then in force. In order to ascer tain the names of the owners of the land in the said square, so that the notices required by law should be served upon the proper persons, the city solicitor referred the matter to the Washington Title Insur ance Company for such information, but owing to the complicated state of the title he was not able to obtain the information until the present time. In the meantime the new code of law had gone into effect, and Mr. Duvall deemed it advisable to com ply with its provisions, and therefore rec ommended this second application to the marshal. "I want a good foot rule," said the cus tomer, who was looking for the hardware department. "Don't wear tight shoes," replied the face i tious new floorwalker.?Philadelphia Press. QOLDENBEKQ'S, 7th & K "THE DEPENDABLE STORE. It <* hi O < </> 3 lgSS tn^?l SSlaces and embroideries om inserting^ 3^c. A handsome line of Point de Paris and Tor ebon Uom, in Match Sets, both Ijwertlnga and edgings. Choicest spring ?tyles. Qualities well worth 8c. and l(>e. yard, for _ _ Black Point de Esprlte ?nd Fish Net Draper ies; strictly all silk. 45 inches wide. Qualities that readily com- aQ mand $1.25 elsewhere. Here to- (UlA^r morrow ^ v-'wo Exceptionally fine lot of Embroideries, In Nainsook, Cambric and Sheer Swiss. Beauti ful new patterns, fresh with the charm of daintiest needlework. Included are the pop ular Heading". Hare been selling right along at 12V4c.? and are worth more. Special tomorrow 7$4c. ART NEEDLEWORK. Battenberg Rings, all sizes. 2 dozen 5c. Battenberg Thread, all numbers, spool...2%c. Battenberg Thread, in 36-yard pieces, usually 2c. yard?per piece 25c. Regular 10c. Battenberg Handkerchief and Doiley Patterns, new designs?for 5c. 39c. RIBBONS. A special purchase and special sale of these 500 pieces of All-silk I?ulsine Ribbons; 0 inches wide, in all the wanted colors, includ ing white, light blue. pink. Ac. c= Qualities never sold for less than Jr pbC* 39c. l>efore. Special tomorrow.... wo NEW DRAPERIES. One hundred pieces of Slmiwon's Best Qual ity SH'collnes, full yard wide?In a splendid choice of the new spring color- Q ^5 / _ Ings and printings. Regular price, 12%c. yard. Special.... /^jf Fifty p'eces of Figured Art Denims, in a very complete signs and bi Regular 15c. qHalitlcfl s or Hgurea *\ri i?enims, in : line of new de- ^"2 / _ Sf&Lsrr. FOR THE KITCHEN. 10-qnart Seamless Granite Covered Saucepans, worth 89c. Special tomor row for Granite Iron Frying Pans, special to morrow for Granite Iron Seamless Cups and Saucers, special tomorrow for lo-quart Granite Iron Dish Pans, spe cial tomorrow for 3-quart (Jmnite Iron Drip Coffee Pots, s|>ecial for 8-quart Seamless Granite Iron Tea Kettles, special for Ijarge Granite Iron Baking Pans, spe cial tomorrow for 49C* IOC. IOC. 29C. 49C. 69c. 2SC. <39 A sale that should command instant attention?be cause it provides all the little things that are so important? at wonderfully little prices. Everything is marked at a sav ing?and you will wisely buy enough for the next six months. 6 spools of Bralnard & Armstrong's Silk, In black and colors. 50-yard spools?6 for. .21c. 8c. an<J 10c. Black Silk Dress Trimmings. In "fancy patterns, per yard l%e. 3c. Alexander King's 2<)0-yard spool Cot ton l?ic. 5c. large Wood Cabinets of Hairpins 21/ac. 12c. "F. F. F." Whalebones, dozen 8c. Clark's "O. N. T." Darning Cotton, 3 for. .5c. 3c. boxes of Fancy Glass-head Pins lc. 5c. Assorted Book Pins 2c. 10c. 24-yard pieces Twilled Tape 5c. 2 Aluminum Thimbles for lc. 8c. Collar Buttons, dozen 3c. Black Spool Silk, each l'-ic. 12c. Silk-frilled Garter Webbing 7c. Double Corset Steels for 3*?c. 29c. Skeleton Waist and llose SupjKirters. .21c. 5c. Steel Dress Slides 2c. 10c. Superfine Tape, 10-yard pieces 5c. 3c. "Niagara" Wood Cabinets Hairpins.. .lc. Warren's Gros Grain Silk Featherbone... .14c. 2 dozen Hooks and Eyes lc. Kleinert's 12c. ond 15c. Dress Shields, In dou ble Nainsook and Stockinet, per pair....8c. 10c. plain and ball-shape White Pearl But tons, per dozen 5c. 5c. Kirby, Beard & Co.'s Hairpins 2c. Dressmakers' Pins, six papers for 5c. 5c. Non-Twist Tai>e. bundle 2<-jc. 50-inch Tape Measure, with metal ends...lc. 39c. CliifTon Applique Trimming, In black or white, yard 25c. 500-yard spools Alexander King's Spool Cot ton 3%e. 10c. Silk Anchors, all col 5c. Smith's Best Needle 'jc. 7c. Horn Bones, dozen 3c. 35c. Al!-silk Whalebone Casing, 9-yard pieces, for 23c. Morse & Kelley's Darning Cott"n, spool lc. 10c. Peat's Invisible Hooks and Kyes 5c. Rubber Coat and Vest Buttons, usually 10c. dozen, 2 dozen for 5c. BATH TOWELS. A sjteclal lot of 25 dozen only. We must limit the quautlty t? half ? d?*cn to ea<*h buyer. Cotton Honeycomb Rath Towels, size 18x30 -good weight and Arm A P?/ _ texture. Special for tomor TOILET REQUISITES. A big lot of fine quality Tooth Brnsheg, strong English bristle. Qualities f=j usually sold at 12c. and 15c.- special / if tomorrow for ? V* The "Wellesley" and "Florodora" Back Combs of clear, perfect shell ? UJ/(C* ?l?eclal tomorrow for 2-quart size Fountain Syringe guaranteed perfect quality. Our regular price is 69c.. and that's less than any body else's. Here tomorrow at... ' "47" White Ri?se Glycerine Soap, pure and pleasantly scented. Tomorrow we'll sell three cakes In a box for Allen's Talcum Powder, perfumed and l>orated. Regular price. 5c. a box. 5^)rf/ _ Tomorrow we'll sell two tioxes for.. i8c, !?c. HOUSEHOLD NEEDS. 5c. Nutmeg Graters 2c. 5c. Cooking Sjioons 2c. 5c. Tack Claws 2c. 5c. Sand Soap, cake ....lc. 5c. Itoxes Tacks. 3 boxes for 5c. 8c. Dippers 3c. 10c. Oil Cans 5c. 5c. Screwdrivers 2c. loc. Lightning Cream and Kgg Beater... .5c. 5c. Imttles Machine OI1 2c. Best quality Clothes Pins dozen lc. I'eteriuan's celebrated Itat Food, can 5e. 15c. Granite Iron Comb Cases for ?.10c. Good quality Dinner Plates 4*2<\ 10c. Clothes lJnes 5c. Best quality Cedar Wash Tubs, with gal vanized Iron hoops; best Tub made. Small size 53c. Medium size ?BH\ I-arge size 79c. LINING BARGAINS. Moired French Pen-alines, in warranted fast black and a complete line of n?^w spring shades. Our regular 10c. gra. lowered for tomorrow's spec selling t< Warranted Shrunk Canvas, in black, light and dark slate, tan Regular 12Vae. and everyhere else. S]iecial for. 0 25 pieces of Warranted Fast Black Per calines; soft and silky in as.754 c. is. in black, ligh nn and while. ? "T) / ..?C&T'sr: ?44c' farranted Fast Black Pet I silky In appearance. Always counted <1 /f> IT / an excellent 15c. value. I (I Tomorrow for ^ i \u fix I seJ w y ? ~ h) ' ck? \ MS $ 1 ^ . N ^ / m <.VJ \kJ M KtJ m yy ?A\ *3 (I) m rx) y? / fO t; 12 dozen Agate Buttons for 4c. SUM?': ssSfSSSSS* ??-? AMEKICAN MANNEES THE ENOfLIS# THINK MEN OF UNITED STATES ARE RUDE. Youths From This Country Should Polish Themselves in Albion? Approval for Our Girls. From the London Mall. Americans come to Engfand for the con templation and the acquisition of Eng land's learning; they come to study its art and to buy its curios, they come to meet its great men aiid women, they come to visit its historical spots and to gaze upon its scenery, they even come for clothes? when they know no better. But if they can afford it in time and money, they come also for English manners. Sometimes they go to France for manners, but England is the great school. American men are notoriously bad-man nered* as a class. The mothers are doubt less to blame for it in the beginning, for they do not give the same care to this part of their sons' education that they give to their daughters'. Few of the boys, as they grow to manhood, have the time or the in clination to come to England to be "fin ished," but if business brings them fre quently to the old world, they are quick to acquire an air of courtesy and an elegance in dress which distinguishes them at once. The Anglo-Maniac. It is rather curious that the few American men who do come to England for "finish" return home, as a rule, the greatest snobs on the American continent. They adopt all the extravagances of the Englishman's eyeglass, his broad vowels, his imperlous nesa to inferiors, and his obsequiousness to superiors. They get along well in certain circles in New York, where anything with an English label is considered better than the American, but in Chicago and the west they have rather a hard time at first, and are apt to be told that they are "blooming Anglo-maniacs." If their native common sense comes to the rescue, they develop in time into the most charming combination of all that is best In the men of the two nations. One meets today In America many Buch men who are a pleasure merely to look upon for their dignified, graceful car riage and their perfect taste in dress, while their numerous little accomplishments of speech and action are a constant source of delight to their women friends. Teach Us to Talk. Most American girls have heard a great deal about good manners before they come to England, even If their brothers and cou sins have not, and they seldom make an altogether unfavorable impression when first introduced in England. But they con fess?among themselves?that the English woman can teach them much. The English "grande dame" Is a revelation of stateli ness and elegance, and even the snobbish ness of the less exalted matron has its lesson, for did not Thackeray prove, and does not all England acknowledge, that it is a land of snobs? From the English wo man the American learns the value and uses of reserve, and she gradually tones down and refines her American vivacity. In England the American girl learns how to use her native tongue in a tone that is smooth, that is soft without being indis tinct, that falls gently and musically upon the ear, In expressions that are accurate and discriminating and free from the abom inations of s^ng. -In England American girls learn the>art of the hostesB and how to dispense that faipous English hospitality which Is lnispit&bl$> in Its simplicity, its freedom of .consideration for individual tastes, and 4ts genuine thoughtfulness. Even the high walla .which hedge It in come In time to be.flfPr*1dated as an advantage over the open-door characteristic of gen erous American hospitality. In England a guest concludes visit knowing that he will not be forgotten, ?,while In America the hostess Is frequently so occupied with her multitude of guests succedlng one another at her table that to-remmeber them all is a difficult task. T ? ' Bay State Dead Letter Laws. From the BostoqJ Adrertlaer. The legislative conualttee on fisheries and game has decided not to repeal the laws against Sunday fi^tfpg or shooting. To kill the laws would offend a large number of good people, and would change matters lit tle. Since the stale game commission in structed its deputies not to enforce the law against Sunday fishing that law has become a dead letter, just like the law against Sun day sports. The people who play golf on 8unday know that they staad in no danger of arrest. The people who flah on Sunday understand perfectly that so long as the fish wardens do not interfere nobody else is likely ? to- do so. The fish wardens who believe In the enforcement of the Sunday law do not dare to.make any arrests since the game commission issued Its warning against such interference. Consequently the Sunday'law amounts tor nothing, to strike it' opt would only offehd many re ligious people and benefit nobody in par ticular. r r ^ MAKING OF MONARCHS. Plebeian Descent of the Servian King Origin of Mings and Manchus. From the London Standard. The last century has stories of the mak ing of monarchs every whit as romantic as those of the ages of chivalry. A tablet on a little, tumble-down house in one of the dingiest streets of Pau declares the build ing to be the birthplace of Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, who became King of Sweden. The elder Bernadotte was a law yer in a small way of business, but instead of following his father's profession, the son enlisted in the French army. After nine j ears service, he was only a sergeant, but the revolution and its wars gave him his opportunity. He rose rapidly, and Napo leon, though disliking him, made Berna dotte a marshal, and in 18W> Prince of Ponte Corvo. Then Bernadotte was nominated heir to childless Charles XII of Sweden. To his acceptance of this Napoleon was bitterly opposed. "What," exclaimed Bernadotte, with fine sarcasm to the emperor, Wwill you make me greater than yourself by compelling me to refuse a crown?" "Go," said Napoleon, "our fates must be accomplished." And In this case they transformed the Pau attorney's son into a king and founder of the royal house of Sweden. Of even more plebeian descent than King Oscar is Alexander of Servla. That mon arch is merely three generations removed from the swineherd. The Servian Crom well, or Wiliam Tell, who rose to deliver his country from Turkish misrule, was Michael Obrenovitch. Leaving his pigs to feed and tend themselves, he headed his countrymen, who rewarded his success by electing him Prince of Servia. On his death. In 1868, he was succeeded by the late ex-King Milan, who handed over the crown to his son in 1889. Of English sav ereigns. Queen Mary II and Queen Anne were the granddaughters of a domestic ser vant. While he was Duke of York, James II married Anne Hyde, the daughter of Lord Clarendon, and the two queens wcr-i the children of the union. As a briefless barrister, Lord Chancellor Clarendon had married a housemaid, and her grandchildren sat on the British throne. Victor Emmanuel offered the tributa?y crown of Sicily to Garibaldi, but the old sailor refused to exchange his red shirt for the purple robe. The founder of the Ming dynasty of China was a Buddhist prest, the son of a Chinese potter. After occupy ing the celestial throne for three centuries, the Mings were overthrown and succeeded by the Manchus of Tartar freebooting ori gin. They have been royal for only IKW years. But the imperial house of Turkey has absolutely authentic descent from Mo hammed. the long line being unbroken fiom 570 A. D. With exceptions, such as that of the Mikado, Disraeli was right in declar ing that "the most powerful people in tht world, male and female, a few years back, were adventurers, exiles and demireps." TIMBER OF HAWAII. Durion, Koa and Other Woods on the Island of Kauai. From the Honolulu Star. Territorial Forester David Haughs and Expert Forester Griffiths from Washington are expected back from Molokai, on the Lehua, on Saturday. Mr. Griffiths is near ing the end of the time allotted for these islands before proceeding on to Manila, but will probably make a trip to Kauai before he leaves the Islands. The soil on Kauai being probably older than that of the rest of the group, and its position and latitude being also perhaps In Its favor, there are several trees that grow easily on Kauai that have never flourished very well on the other Islands. Among these Is the durlan, a tall elm-like tree well known to travelers In the East Indies for Its delicious custard-like pitfp and intolera ble smell. Its seeds are eaten roasted like chestnuts. Mr. Griffiths will have a lengthy report to make on the Hawaiian forests, and his trip will have proved an interesting one, as several of the native woods are practically new to the United States. Koa, for example, Is but little known as a wood superior to mahogany, and monkey-pod timber has never come Into prominence as a furniture wood. A prominent California saddle maker ex pressed considerable curiosity about the supply of a certain Hawaiian wood that was sent to him to be made into trees. The wood was very light and extremely tough, as strong as steel and, on inquiry, capable of lasting an indefinite number of years. This wood was the product of the hau tree and has been patronized quite extensively for the manufacture of saddle-trees. All these attributes of Hawaiian timber, with the possibilities of sandal wood when the young trees which are now to be preserved 5Prinfif up. will be taken cognisance of by Mr. Griffiths In his report to Washington headquarters. Naturally. Fran the Chicago Tribune. "Joaiah," asked Mrs. Chugwater, "what is a bucket shop?" ?It's a Place, I auppose,** replied Mr. Chugwater, looklrigimpatjently up from his newspaper, "where thejr empty the water out of stock*." ' MID-ASIAN POLITICS. Afghanistan's New Ameer Presents a Bold Front to the British. From the Xew York Sun. The now ameer of Afghanistan. Habibul lah Khan, appears to be a masterful spirit, if he may be judged by his reply to the Mohammedan deputation sent by the vice roy of India, Lord Curzon, to congratulat him on his accession to the Afghan thron* It lacked nothing in directness or clear ness of expression. He assured Lord Cur zon that he meant to follow in the foot steps of his father in all his relations with the British government, and on no account would he permit the extension of ran ways or telegraphs from India into his territor ,?f f, ?1" ? European British agent to ^ f* ? . dec,are<i that he would , guard the interests of the country against foreign aggression and permit no'violation wLm ? ?! ,, boundaries. Missionaries allowed to enter the countrv nor wou.d English education nor English would he per?i"ed- but public schools ? ?P^ed ,n a)I Parts of th* country for the teaching of the Arabic and Persian ,CT?,rheltC1^n " fZ",or * "?"cy ot Afsha" Confident, apparently, in the strength of f16 has ,nv'ted most of those in*\Zert ?tX,1.ed ,f0r various reasons dur! ing h.s fathers lifetime to return to the selvesr>ofathe have availed them ious tn atferi. appears also anx 5ht?hn ^ .? himself those tribes out side his boundaries which inhabit the coun terri^tWeen them and the British Indian constitu^e?raPer whlch haa recently been 1 Rrttlih ^ separate jurisdiction by the British government. With this object In view, according to the m.?st recent infor" Spa?iso?edmelIndha' fh<? Sent a han<ls"melv caparisoned elephant as a present to th'o celebrated Ha,Ida Mullah, who has on dif tv, 1 VJui ? ?? to come to Kabul. h Mullah of Tirah. Said Akbar Snt'a depu *aUMalo KabSf colu'""3' Foot Ball in Turkey. from, the London Telegraph. Sport does not meet with much encour agement in Turkey, and is pursued under great difficulties. A young Turk called Rechad Bey. inspired by the Smvrna and Constantinople foot ball match, organized a club among his friends, together with some Greeks and Armenians, and began practicing. A few days ago. in the piiddle of the night, police came to his house and carried him off to Scutari. There he was submitted to a long interrogation as to the club and the game of foot ball Mat ters only grew more complicated, as the Turkish word for ball is top, the same as for a cannon. The authorities were con \ inced that they had found a great plot, and that the club must be a secret society! A special messenger was sent for the bail! and that was duly examined, and found to be an infernal machine. The regulations of the club were considered to be another piece of damning evidence, and still worse were the jerseys and colors of the club, which showed a complete organization, even to a uniform. After long deliberation, the culprit Was sent to the higher police au thorities in Stamboul. who went through a second long examination, and came to the conclusion that the empire had been saved from disintegration by the earlv discovery of a great plot. They dispatched the whole matter to be examined into at Yildiz So the young man, the foot ball, the rules and the sweaters and kickers were all solemnly taken to the palace, and a special commis sion took the matter in hand. After much careful thought and examination of the evl U. was declded that there might be nothing in it, but it must not be done again. Accordingly, the young man was appointed vice consul at Teheran and bundled off the same day. This may appear perfectly in credible, but it is absolutely true. | Chaperons in the West. From the San FrancUco Examiner. All unmarried females of means and posi tion are chaperoned here. Age doesn't mat ter. They are spinsters?that's enough. No tender maid of thirty goes unattended In California. No single woman of any age goes to the theater alone with a man, and as for "buggy riding"?the custom is un known. No girl goes to a restaurant for lunch with a youth she has known from the cradle. It would not be correct. And it would not be entirely correct, either, for her to get another girl. No; she must have the chaperon?the tried and seasoned vet eran of matrimony?or else the proprieties will be spilt up the back. The ardor with which the cult of the chaperon has been taken up in the west should make the thoughtful pause. At the rate we're going we'll soon be where they are in France, and It would be hopelessly compromising for %njr of as to walk two blocks on the public street with a man of our acquaint ance In fact, at the end of the two blocks, If 1b should be so lacking in his duty as a well-bred man to. neglect proposing, we will have to remind him of it PHILIPPINE RUBBER VALUE OF THE SUPPLIES FOUND IN THE ISLANDS. Demand for Gutta-Percha Increase!, While the Number of Trees De creases?The Trade. From the Now York Evening Post. In writing on gutta-percha in the Elec trical World and Engineer Major J. Orton Kerbey says that the supply in the Philip pines should be husbanded, and quotes the report of the Philippine commission on the subject, as follows: "It appears that, while many trees produce gutta mixed with resinous and other substances, the main source of gutta which is available for com mercial purposes is afforded by trees be longing to two genera, dichopsis and pay cena, the former species producing the best gutta known. The destructive method of exhausting by the natives, who cut the I trees down and ring them, is unnecessary. It is possible to obtain more satisfactory results by careful tapping without injuring the tree. In lS4:i gutta-percha trees were abundant on Singapore Island and on the Malay Peninsula, but they have been so thoroughly cleaned out that the botanical gardens at Singapore cannot obtain plants. The destruction cf gutta trees In Su matra and Borneo has been widespread. The demand for gutta steadily increases, like that of rubber, while the supply as steadily decreases. The gutta trade is prin cipally in the hands of the I'hinese of Sin gapore. who adulterate in every conceivable way. There is a demand 000 times greater than the supply." Danger of Outta Famine. He declares that the danger of a famine in gutta is as great as that of rubber, and says that the officers of the I'nited States Signal Corps, many of whom are expert cable operators and practical electricians, are giving the subject of gutta their ener getic attention, and beneficial results may be expected. "The signal officers." he says, "will give the matter of the product of trees, like those of gutta and rubber, espe cial consideration, with a view to ad vancing the telegraph and cable enterprise of the government. The trouble heretofore has been that the forestry bureau of the Philippines, which is a product of the Span ish occupation and basing their report on the work of the native forester, only look to the value of a forest by the number of trees that are useful as timber for its va rious purposes of supplying hardwoods for furniture, or trunks of trees adapted for piling, or woods for railroad ties, building operations, etc. A gutta-percha or rubber tree standing is worth an avenge of $_'?> per tree each sea son for forty years, and several hundred trees may be cultivated to the acre at rela tively less cost with greater returns than from any growing product of the earth. It is estimated by the commission that 300, tM)0,000 iKHinds of gutta-percha have been exported from Singapore during the last fifty years, involving the destruction of at least 150,000.000 trees, and the waste by Im perfect collection of some 3,?HIO.OOO pounds. New and Old Lands. "Great Britain and Holland are the coun tries owning all known gutta-percha lands outside of the Philippines. They are taking active steps not only to preserve the trees, but to establish new plantations. Germany has long had an agent in gutta and rubber producing countries with a view to the In troduction of the trees into her African and New Guinea possessions. Some years ago France sent gutta seedlings to all her tropical possessions, and a representative of that government visited Borneo. An other representative is now investigating in Java. Yet our government is slow to take up a matter of such Importance and hesi tates at appointing a practical expert to assist in developing a great Industry: Hol land at present monopolizes all gutta seed, which has become so valuable because of the ruthless destruction of trees that it Is found more profitable to keep trees for the^ seed than to extract gutta from them. A1-* though the best gutta producing tree, dl chopls gutta. Is not yet found in the present open territory, there Is no doubt that if It does not already exist the best species can be grown in our own possessions, which Is in the same latitude with the habitat In North Borneo. The Identification of the genuine rubber and gutta tree must ba de termined by practical experts. Unques tionably the rubber trees from the Amason may be transplanted and be grown In the new possessions, sever.a.1 varieties already being found to be indigenous." fa