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*? *? THE SUNDAY TIMES f "U . PRESENTS INTERESTING, RECREATIVE READING TO THE THOUSANDS OF ITS FRIENDS, AND THESE FRIENDS ARE GROWING MORE AND MORE NUMEROUS WITH EACH ISSUE. THE WISE HEADS HAVE ALWAYS HELD THAT WASHINGTON WOULD WELCOME A BRIGHT, BREEZY, BUT CLEAN NEWSPAPER LIKE THE SUNDAY TIMES, AND RESULTS HAVE CERTAINLY SANCTIONED THIS JUDGMENT. DQEOBE EME a FEM tFE&TFQME? ?E Tf?liffl?OBlR??PS ?QDETOMW TTD0S0E?g The Washington Tamils Newsboys' Band. In the almost Incredibly brief space of three months The Washington Times has equipped nod trained a corps of newsboys to play in a manner that would do great credit to Teteran musicians. Critics are astounded and the public charmed by the Times Newsboys' Band. Lieutenant Santelmann. leader of the Marine Band. Bays that the benefits which will accrue to musical Washington from this unique organliatlon are Incalculable. The story of the organization and training of the band is told In full In tomorrow's Sunday Times. Famous Bachelor Hauls of Washington and Their The emancipated bachelor is keeping pace with the gradual development of Washington society and setting himself up as an Independent host In an establishment of his own. Tomorrow's Sunday Times describes the home life of a number of Washington's best known bachelors. The Cultivation of Silk Worms a New Household Industry. Prospects are strong that the Tnited States will soon produce Its own silk. A bill Is now pending in Congress for the encouragement of silk culture In this country, and a corporation has been formed in New York for its development. In an article, written by an expert, The Sunday Times explains how silk culture may be carried on In one's home with quite a neat sum of resultant profit. Peacock Feathers the Latest Fad, Says Mass Manhattan. Teacock feathers must have lost their Hl-omened significance. Over In Paris Just now there Is a rage for all manner of curious ornaments done In richly blended peacock colors. TheTe are buckles, and collar clasps, and even whole belts, besides numerous small trinkets, made in blue and green enamel. They are all minutely described in tomorrow's Sunday Times. They Pick Their Living Out off the City's Ashes. That sounds Impossible, yet It is truthful. Me inhabitants of Pump-town-on-the-Potomac mine a living out of the refuse gathered at Washington's back gate. They dwell in forlorn little shanties scattered over "made land." Their lives are interesting, and the story in tomorrow's Sunday Times Is of their lives. the Potomac with "Commodore" Sutton. From Jones' Point IJght, just below Alexandria, to Dixie Landing, three miles above the Aqueduct Bridge, the Vigilant patrols dally, in search of river pirates, bodies of the drowned, and fishermen illegally casting their nets out of season. The Sunday Times' representative describes a day with "Commodore" Sutton, and narrates the latter's story of his attempt to capttfre Dorsey Foultz. The Eye and Ear Specialist in Washington Society. In tomorrow's Sunday Times the Eye and Ear Specialist tells of & number of things that have occurred In Washington society during the past week that are unknown to any save those concerned. The other Washington papers are wondering where the Eye and Ear Specialist obtains bo much exclusive society news. It Is natural that they should, for they have none of It. How Uncle Sam's Cavalry Horses Live and Travel. To the many readers of The Sunday Times to whom the pomp and parade of the mounted service on state occasions are familiar, It may be Interesting to learn how and where Uncle Sam secures his beautiful animals, how they live, and how tbey ai? moved from post to post, and the elaborate attention they receive at all times. Western Woman Takes Two Human Souvenirs of the Capita!. In a big farm house In western Illinois two l?itle girls, not yet In their teens, are anxiously ?writing the return of their mother from Washington with the wonderful souvenirs she Is to bring to tbem-real live human souvenirs?two little specks of humanity culled from an asylum w hither they had been burled by the mysterious tragedies of their brief lives. The Sunday Times describes the little tots, and why Mr*. Ruth Harris Is taking them with her. How Washington Looks From a Row boat. If you really wish to know your Washington. yon should view it from s boat. The rtver. and. presumably, gentle spring, are as Indlssolubly connected as house-ow ning and tax-paying, as ?.'i?? rarebit and Indigestion, as April sunshine and trickles. The rtver bsnk snd Its sky-line are graph ically described In tomorrow's Sunday Times. How the Cabinet Members Spend Their Leisure Hours. For variations of dispositions snd natural characteristics. President Roosevelt's Cabinet Is almost a record-breaker. This Is particularly noticeable In the recreation of the varioua members. I he leisure hours of the members of the Cabinet cover a wide range of activity. The Sunday Times of tomorrow will describe what each of the President s Secretsrles does to amuse himself *hen tpe from the cares of his office. Dingy, Dilapidated Long Bridge to Be Replaced. The doom of Long Bridge, that ancient, historic landmark, is near at hand. A year from the coming fall a clean, light, airy-looking structure will have taken Its place. Already the founda tions of both abutments of the new railway bridge are well under way. The Sunday Time* shows, photographically, the present state of the work. Cents For the Edition de Luxe of Sunday Newspapers. YflDQB K51QJ18T ?QTO A HSMPff ?F J r~u E WDAY rE a MF Vli mm T0 (SET YOUR EV'S WORTH EXCELLENT REAOIHC AM0 ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATION! For a Day's Fill of Good Se lected Reading. , cStv -rC>v. -r-v. rStx. _ HOTELS WELL FILLED ATLANTIC CITY HOSTELRIES EN JOYING PROSPEROUS SEASON. Preparations Being Made to Rebuild the Burnt District With Sub stantial Structures. Bpe- ial Correspondence of Tbe Evening Star. ATLANTIC CITY, April 18. 1902. Ail the leading hotels are well tilled with patrons from all sections of the country, and the daily parade on the boardwalk is a big and brilliant affair. The weather dur ing the week has been pleasant and the spring season is meeting the expectations of the hotel men. The summer is expected to be a record-breaker. In addition to throngs that arc due in July and August, six of the leading railroad companies cen tering in Chicago have arranged to run weekly excursions here. The recent fire along the beach front is fading from mem ory. and the ruins have been cleared away. Property owners of the burnt district are arranging to rebuild, and the sites formerly occupied by frame structures will be oc <_ ?,in ed a V'-ar hence by magnificent fire pi.mf structures. A syndicate, composed of New York and Philadelphia capitalists, has been organized, with a capital of ???>. to buy a site in the burned district and to erect thereon a modern amusement palace. The first floor will be occupied by an apartment store, while the second lloof will be built Into a music hall, and the auditorium will be located on the third fioor. Bew Brothers are having plans prepared for the rebuilding of the new Hotel_ Berk ley on the boardwalk, at a cost of $.100,000, and the Whites will have the old Luray replaced by a fine building somewhat on the lir.es of their new Marlborough house. The Kittatinnv, at Delaware Water Gap. Pa., has been purchased by Messrs. Le.ds & Lippincott of Haddon Hall, Col. Lewis T. Bryant of the Morris Guards and Walter E. Edge, proprietor of the Atlantic City Daily Press. The house will be opened for business about June 1. and will be per sonally managed by Col. Lewis T. Bryant. The hotel has the capacity for 300 guests and the purchase includes i-n> acres of land surrounding the house. Extensive Improvements are being made, so that the h' tel will be In the best of condition at the time of opening. It Is somewhat of an innovation for Atlantic City business men to acquire hotel property at other resorts, and this is likely to be the forerunner for a great deal of similar development by local hotel men whose reputation as suc cessful r?-sort proprietors has extended all over the country. As the warm weather approaches the shark fishers of Atlantic City are overhaul ing their outfits in order to be in readiness for these wily denizens of the deep sea. Any one who has not been shark fishing does not know of the excitement and dan ger attending the sport. Last season Ed ward Reed caught the largest shark, which measured nv>r seven feet, and this year a number of local sportsmen are going to try to beat his record. Among those who will Indulge in this dangerous sport the coming summer are Capt. Ben Sony, Charles See ley. Edward Keed, Howard Rogers and Oras Reed. Work has been started on the motor cycle track of the Atlantic City exposition company at Massachusetts avenue and the board walk, formerly known as Japanese Tea Garden. The track will be seven laps to the mile, with a large amphittheater sur rounding the circuit seating thousands of persons. Exhibitions of motor cycling by the most renowned anil daring professional riders will be given daily during the season. The Rev Dr. Frank M. Bristol was a gue?t at the Hotel Chelsea during the past Week. While here he filled a lecture en gagement. Mrs T F. Schneider of Washington is a late arrival at the Hotel Savoy. Washingtonians r. gistered at the Hotel Raleigh Include Mrs. G. 15. Burns, Miss M. E. Scott. Miss M. A. Scott, Mr. and .Mrs. William C. Chapin. Oschar W. White. Miss White, M. D. Rosenberg. Miss Barker, Miss Kate Barker. Mr. and Mrs Frank Madigan, L. S. Nikolson. Samuel Gans. Miss G. A. Ware. Miss H. E. Smith. Samuel E. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Connelly. Miss Emma C- Brown, F. V. Killman. S. H. Presscott, William Randolf and family, and E. Ben Itt and family. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Buell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ownens. I>. W. Mertz and H. Karl Cooke are occupying apartments at the Grand Atlantic. Mrs. F. M. Gale. Miss Gale, Mrs. Burdett. Mrs. Devendorf, Thos. G. Gale. S. C. Neale, Miss Washington and W. C. Hill are located at the Brighton. Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson are occu pying a handsome suite at the Windsor. G. G. Gilbert, a member of Congress from Kentucky. Is at the Boscobel. He Is ac companied by his wife and daughter. H. M. Ramsdell and Miss F. T. Towers are guests at the Loralne. Commander W. M. Wool bertson and Dr. T. S. Woolbertson, U.S.A., are occupying quarters at the Traymore. Miss E. M. Lerch and S. C. Herman are re cent arrivals at Avon Inn. A. D. Whit tington is making an extended visit at the Hotel Dennis. Mrs. Murphy, Miss Murphy, Miss Bantell and Mrs. E. Carling are occu pying apartments at Haddon Hall. Miss S. Hearburger and Lewis Spencer are located at the Ilesworth. Mrs. 8. Fried lander is occupying a suite at the Rudolf. Mrs. H. Sherman and Mrs. C. W. Sherman THE SATURDAY STAR By Mail $1.00 a Year* are spending the spring season at the Re vere. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Newman and family, who have been at the Belmont for the past three months, returned to their home in Washington a few days ago. Miss E. Montgomery is spending a few weeks at Haddon Hall. Mrs. E. J. Prindle and Miss Faucet are enjoying the attrac tions of the resort at the Dennis. H. P. Clark Is stopping at the Shelburne. Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Kaufmann and family are passing the season pleasantly at the Rudolf. Miss Yulte is a late arrival at the Dunlop. Mrs. L. Baker and B. Baker have a suite at the Dunlop. Alexander J. Wedderbas is stopping at the Lawrence. G. D. Sherman is located at the Wiltshire. Miss S. Bretton Is'spending the spring sea son at the Seaside House. ROCKVILLE AND VICINITY. Interesting Point of Law Raised in Circuit Court?Other News. Special Correspondence of The Evening ''tar. ROCKVILLE. Md.. April 18, 1002. Mr. William Henry Wunder and Miss Wilhelmina Teuber, both of Washington, visited Rockville yesterday afternoon and were married at the parsonage of the M. E. Church South by Rev. G. Dorsey White, pastor of the church. The age of the groom was given as forty-two and that of the ? bride as thirty-two. Immediately after the ceremony the newly married couple re turned to the city. An interesting case was tried before Judge Henderson In the circuit court here yesterday. It was a suit instituted by James D. Dove against his sons. Charles S and John W. Dove, to set aside a deed. The testimony showed that several years ago Mr. Horace D. Waters, who held a mortgage on the plaintiff's farm, bought the property at a mortgage sale and sub sequently made an agreement with the two boys, both of whom were under age and who wi re employed as farm hands, by the terms of which they were to buy the prop erty by paying sixteen dollars each month. The property was finally deeded to them and the suit was instituted by their father to set the deed aside on the ground that as the boys were under age their earnings were not properly theirs. The defendants contended that they were not under their father's control and that a number of cir cumstances showed that they had been emancipated. Judge Henderson reserved his decision. Mrs. Lydla Porter, wife of Major Ralph Porter, U. S. A., arrived In Rockville this evening on a visit to relatives and friends. For several months past she has been in the Philippines with her husband. Miss Addle Parker.daughter of Mr. Isaiah Parker of Avery, this county, and Mr. George E. Johnson of Washington were married In Alexandria last Tuesday by Rev. John Cavanaugh of the Free Metho dist Church. Mr Jeff. Somervllle, a former resident of this town. Is visiting friends and relatives here. Since his departure a number of years ago he has been in the far west, Alaska and the Philippine Islands. The libel suit of A. W. Brown of Branch ville against ex-Representative C. E. Cotfln of Muirkirk has been removed from Prince George's to this county for trial. At the trial of the case in Prince George's county Brown was awarded damages in the sum of $2,500. but the court of appeals reversed the decision and remanded the case for retrial. Brown sued for $20,000. Secretary White of the county public school board reports the enrollmnet for the spring term as follows: White, 3.516; col ored, 2.0H3; total. 5.?0!>. Average attend ant: White, 2,110; eolored, 1,281; total. 3,301. Mrs. Rebecca T. Veirs, who was a few days ago suddenly taken ill at her home at this place. Is slowly improving. BOYD'S AND VICINITY. Repairs to the Canal?Rabid Dog Bites Mrs. Allnutt. Special Correspondence of The Evening Slar. BOYD'S, Md., April IK, lft02. Supervisor Sterling of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal between Seneca and Harper's Ferry was at Boyd's yesterday and stated that the forty miles of his subdivision was now repaired and the water was being let into the canal at Harper's Ferry yester day. From Harper's Ferry to Cumberland the repairs are not yet completed, but will be by the 1st of May. The boats are be ing put in repair for the opening of navi gation. Mr. E. B. Wood, who is principal of the Boyd's public school, is very ill of pneu monia at the residence of Mrs. Anna War field. near Boyd's, where he boards. A female dog showing every indication of rabies this morning at li> o'clock bit Mrs, Lawrence Allnutt. wife of Mr. I.awrence Allnutt. a merchant of Dawsonvtlle, near Boyd's, making a very ugly wound, which was immediately cauterized by Dr. IT. D. Nourse, who was called in. Mrs. Allnut was out in her yard driving away some chickens when the animal ran toward her and bit her on the leg. then ran up the road and on the way biting another dojr. A boy named Bailey followed with a gun and fired at the animal, killing it instantly. Dr. Nourse had the dog's head severed from its body and sent It by express this afternoon to the state board of health for examination. Mrs. Allnutt will be sent to the Pasteur Institute at Baltimore for treatment tomorrow morning. Ostentation. From tfc ? Detroit Free Press. "Don't you think that Mrs. Scadds makes an offensive display of her wealth?' "What has she done lately?" "She served omelettes at her 6 o'clock te? yesterday." SPRING- TIME IN JAPAN HIGH STATE OF CIVILIZATION IN THE BRITAIN OF ASIA. Elements of the Ino, Malay and Corean Blended in the Character of the People. From the Xotv York Tribune. "We can hardly give the Filipinos self government yet," said Prof. Bashford Dean of Columbia, in a lecture at the univer sity, "because of the lack of homogeneity. We have hoped in this country to see a race developed there which would com pare favorably with the Japanese. But that becomes doubtful to one who has seen some of the islands and the kind of people who live upon them. One might think these islands had been used as a lumber room of the races, so many differ ent kinds of people are represented. They have scores of different languages. They have different religions and customs, en tirely different ways of thinking. On the Island of Negros my hosts, who were Span ish half castes, had never seen a tribe of Negritos who lived a few miles from the coasts, and knew nothing whatever about them. The heat of the climate has had a bad effect in developing the Sili pinos. They are the reverse of active. Their effort is to do as little as possible. Professor Dean told a number of Interest ing things in his description of his recent yfar spent in Japan and the Philippines illustrating his statements with colored slides His opinion of Japan and Japan ese civilization is exceedingly high. In place of a conglomeration of races, the Japanese people combines three great ele ments?the Ino, the Malay and the Corean. There are still a few thousands of the pure Ino stock in the northern Islands and this strain has left its stamp on the whoi^ Tho Japanese, kitchen, with lt3 utensils and cookery. Is distinctively Ino. The extreme hairiness of the face and body of some Japanese types is an Ino trait. The Malay Branch. The Malay branch Is the most energetic one, and is strong In the south. Japanese architecture Is Malayan, the Shinto tem ple being a good example of the Malay house. The warlike nature of the Japan ese comes from the Malay element. Their artistic traits, on the contrary, come from the Corean strain?the love of painting and love of nature, which is such a strong na tional characteristic. The ruling classes have been of Corean stock, and tho long, narrow faces, the oblique eyes and the deli cate hands which distinguish the Corean type are very marked in the school for young noblemen at Tokio. _ "It is quite impossible for Americans, said Professor Dean, to "comprehend the. sentiment of reverence which the Japanese feel for their emperor. You can perhaps get some idea of it if you can imagine the feeling which all good Roman Catholics would have for their pope if they consid ered him a blood descendant of the foun der of the Christian church, and possessed of a large share of the power of his divine ancestor. This is a very different concep tion. 1 take it, from that of a Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado." The common people have a curious idea of the "Nemesis" of inanimate objects. The child Is taught that he must not steal, be cause there Is a Nemesis behind the stolon things?a kind of personified revenge, whleh will manage to do the thief harm. The speaker tried to purchase a stone mortar from an old Ino. It had ground the meal for his family for two centuries, and the old man refused to sell it, because, as it had done good to his family for so long, he feared that the spirit of the thing would he offended at his parting with it, and would send him bad luck. Buddhist Religion. The Buddhist religion. Introduced twenty five hundred years ago, has Inculcated self control to a degree marvelous to a "foreign barbarian." Adults will not tell their mis fortunes to friends, for fear of making them sad. "We can all testify that this is a virtue which might be cultivated with profit in the western world," eaid the speaker. "Chil dren will endure pain without crying. A little fellow of six was brought to me by his father to have a cut in his foot treated. He had walked over the sand barefooted. The sand had got In the wound, and I have no doubt he suffered exceedingly. But he never gave a whimper, and there was no sign of feeling except when his little fingers would clutch the edge of his chair at a pang. In the old days of chivalry the nobles of Japan were taught that honor was the greatest of all things, that it was heroic to die for their own honor, for that of their families, and. greatest of all, for that of their feudal lord. The greatest thing In the world was to die for the feudal lord. And yet I have been told by Importers in New York that in Importing a case of silk from Japan It is necessary to open not only every bale, but each separate package, and to measure each Individual piece of silk. And it is the same with matting and other Japanese imports. How Is this*, to be recon I died with the magnificent traditions of Ja pan? ; "The reason is to be found In the history of the country. In the days of the feudal I power the merchant was regarded as an i unclean thing, much as the usurer was re garded in Europe In the middle ages. The high standards of honor belonged only to the ruling classes. But when the downfall of the feudal power came, and the nobles lost their property, the merchants^ who had been accumulating capital, were able to bay the old estates, and it is this Japan ese merchant, with his wealth and power, who is to the front in Japan today, with methods which Japan had always despised under the old regime. It is a question if this merchant is going to injure the integ rity of the nation. Foreigners in the many ports have also treated the Japanese most unfairly in many ways. They adopt to ward all natives of the country the man ner which they use to coolies. The Japan ese Is a creature of courtesy, and it is very hard for him to understand this method. "It is not at all flattering to western countries to find what a magnificent civil ization the Japanese have built up without copying us In the least." Gentleness to Animals. If the behavior of animals Is of any sig nificance Japan must have been the origi nal garden of Eden. The animals around the Buddhist temples are all as tame as squirrels in the Columbia campus. The deer will eat from your hand, and the crows will swoop down from the air to get their share. Even the snakes will crawl up to be fed. One of Prof. Dean's friends, seeing one of these sacred serpents making for him. as he supposed, killed it in his alarm, and shortly afterward departed very expeditiously from that neighborhood, fear ing the wrath of the populace. Prof. Dean gave some delightful views and descriptions of the floral festivals, of which the flower-loving Jap has a contin uous series through the year. "About this time In the spring," said the speaker, "the people in all the cities will be taking half holidays. They will go out to the cherry groves and sit half a day at the little tea tables placed about under the trees, admiring the color and bloom of the beautiful trees. In May comes the iris fes tival, which is peculiar to Yokohama, when the people visit the groat fields of Iris. Then in June comes the festival of the wis taria, the magnificent vines, with pendant bloom six feet in length. Later comes the great chrysanthemum shows, the emperor giving his annual chrysanthemum party in the fall. I have seen one plant with six hundred mammoth blooms upon It. Late in the fall comes the maple festival, when the maple trees are turned a vivid red. far more intense than anything in this country. The Japanese are wonderful gardeners. They will make twenty feet of ground look like a young forest of ten times that area, with their use of dw: 'f trees and their simllation of natural scenery." Professor Dean praised the exquisite cleanliness of the Japanese house. "The mats are as white as snow." said he, "and the Japanese would no more think of en tering such a room with his shoes on than we would think of walking on top of the piano with our shoes on." Some views of the laboratories and col lecting stations of the zoological depart ment of the Imperial University where Professor Dean was occupied making col lections for some time, were shown. One collecting station on the seashore was upon an estate which had been the horn? of a great prince. Although the prince was killed, with his garrison, five hundred years ago, the people round about still consider the place haunted, particularly by the spec ter of the former owner. And they still have a local holiday on his birthday, which they celebrate by religious ceremonies, games and wrestling. In the face of the rocky cliff opposite the station was an Iron door which opened into the old granary of this ancient prince, a rock chamber carved In the hillside. , A BACK-YARD GYMNASIUM. New Use to Which a Cramped City Space Has Been Put. From the Xew York Post. The back yards of New York have been put to many uses, but it Is not often that one sees the little high-fenced inclosure oonverted into an open-air gymnasium. There Is such an athletic Institution, how ever, In one of the yards In West 97th street, and its inventor is fimkly convinced that neither the original plan nor his treat ment of it can be improved upon. The yard is 50x30 feet, is'pared* with cement and has a twelve-foot-;high feiice inclosing it. The original patios, cu^',,through the cement for the use of the laundress, have been filled in, bo that the surface is now perfectly smooth. The owner's object in extending the height of the fence was to give him sufficient waH space for a squash ball court, and, but for the lack of a ceil ing. his court conforms- In all other essen tial details to the regulation ctturt. Those who have played squash ball know how fast a game It cah be made for the player and how interesting a one for the spectators. When the fnushy. squashy thud is heard of an afternoon In SfijLh street, all of the windows In the neighborhood are thrown open and filled with keen followers of the sport. In the center of the court a hole has been drilled deep enough to hold a tether ball pole; the cement is firm enough to act as a casing, and thus to allow the pole to be taken out when any other game Is "being played. Even a five-minute game of tether ball before breakfast affords more violent exercise than the average New York citizen gets In a week. Along a side wall of this gymnasium there is a diminutive shuffle-board, with folding legs. When this is not in use It Is leaned up against the rear wall of the house, out of the way. A number of easily movable exercisers have also been placed along the side wall. The inventor declares that he gets at least an hour's work out of his "gym" every day. Had Enough. From the Philadelphia Press. "I guess China's glad to get out of her difficulties with the great powers." "Yes, she's satisfied to mind her peace and queues now." THE CITY BEAUTIFUL AMERICANS WOULD HAVE WASH INGTON THE GRANDEST CAPITAL. Plans of the Founders Should Be Car ried Into Execution?Cannon Condemned. From the West Chester (Fa.) Republican. The world pays tribute to France through the attractiveness of Its chief city, Paris. The beautifying of the capital of France has cost the French government many mil lions of francs, but in many ways the ex pense has proven a good investment for the people of that country. The capital of the United States, travelers say, com pares favorably in imposing beauty with all the show cities of the continent, and the plan on which It is laid out, if car ried Into execution as its founders planned, will make of the city where the greatness of the republic centers a dream of beauty never so far realized in the history of nations the most prosperous. The heart of every lover of his country responds to this thought, and the mind of every Amer ican who is proud of the position to which we are rapidly attaining expands at the prospcct"of giving through the magnificence of our capital city a realizing sense of the peerless station to which this youngest of the nations has advanced in a period of time which to the older countries seems but as the passing of a dream. Pride of the Nation. Appointed by the law-making power, a commission composed of men especially fit ted for the task has conceived a plan in accordance with which all that the nation can wish for its capital will be realized. The scale Is magnificent, but not one whit more than the grandeur of the nation de mands and marks as fitting. The expense of carrying the plan into execution is nat urally large, and amounts Into the scores of millions. But to a nation that exceeds its outgo by an Income a hundred mil lions in a year, the expenditure of a con siderable part of a year's excess, for a pur pose so magnificent, seems entirely proper, and the sooner the plans are carried out, the sooner the millions needed for this pur pose are provided, the better will the pa triot of warm heart and mind the reverse of narrow be pleased. The plan is grand as the nation, and the means to carry it out can only be afforded by the country as a whole. That Is clear to every Intelligent mind. All the more to be regretted, then, is the position taken on this question by the chairman of the house appropriation committee, Mr. Cannon. That gentleman evidently does not desire to see the nation's capital the city beautiful. And he considers that a hundred years hence will do Just as well as now for the beautify ing of the city In which every patriot claims ownership. At least he has given It as his opinion that this dream of grandeur shall be realized only just so fast, and no faster, as the city of Washington, a municipality of but a quarter million people, will pay as much toward this work of Titans as will be expended by the nation of eighty million souls. 22-Caliber Cannon. It Is to be regretted that there Is a mem ber of Congress so narrow In his views as to what should be done for the nation's capital. It Is still more to be regretted that he occupies a position so potent. The day of Holman surely has come back again. Mr. Cannon may not so far Imitate the sham economist from Indiana as to sug gest the substitution of potato vines for the flowers that beautify the surroundings of the treasury building, but he surely fails to grasp the mighty spirit that animated the Immortal Washington when the gran deur of the republic was but a dream and a hope, and he seems strangely out of place with the race of statesmen who have placed the nation in its present lofty position. The United States has emerged from the place that was ours only a few short years ago. We have risen to a position that Is com manding by reason of our might, our strength, our magnificent resources of every kind. The capital of such a world power should surpass anything of the sort that the eye of man has so far gazed upon. The way to do this has been pointed out. But ere the dream can find realization, the Cannons of the Congress must be placed far, far in the rear of the law-making as sembly. THE SNTTFF HABIT. It Can Never Be a Fashionable Fad in This Country. "Whatever success In England may attend the efforts of King Edward to revive as a fashionable fad the habit of 'taking snuff,' It is safe to say that the practice can never be introduced into high society In the United States," said a Washington wholesale to bacconist. "In fact, the use of snuff In this country has fallen off enormously, and the condi tion of the trade in Washington may be taken as an Index of the conditions pre vailing elsewhere. We do not sell one-half as much snuff today as we did ten years ago, and sales have fallen off 25 per cent in the past five years. Very few white Ameri cans use snuff; Its use In this country being confined almost exclusively to our foreign residents and the southern negro. We sell 1,000 pounds of snuff a year. Another wholesale house disposes of aa eau&l &uaiy tlty. and prol)al>ly jn,nm> pounds are sold annually in Washington. It is not all con sumed here, of course, as we ship large quantities to points in Virginia and Mary land. Snuff, like tobacco, goes in greater or lesser quantities to public institutions, as asylums, city and county jails an<i almshouses and homes. "While 'snuff is snuff.' it is the finelv ground, almost tlour-like red or Scotch ???? which the colored population, espe .2- e women, and some classes of whites in the south, consume so largely. Northern people suppose that the snuff 'is chewed as tobacco is chewed, bv placing the snuff in the mouth on the tongue and next to the teeth. It is. however, placed between the cheek and th.- teeth, the lower lip being pulled down or to one side, anil the snuff deposited In the cup thus formed .meS a litt,e salt is with the 8"U* '0 ex,c'te, <he saliva glands, and it hi i ^ additional flavor to what would ?' nauseous medicine to one who is not a habitue. or do?Sfle> !T,uff-patfrs are like cigarette eronn^ inh S- .SnUfT' which *K nlade of natu?i ' mauch sponger than the olfactoryI, ""HToun*. and the snuff fiend s affected to ."k and hIS sense of Uste arrected to the same degree as are ih. on"v6derivf? habift"al ctearetts smoker, who onlj derives gratification from the smoke of a cigarette when inhaled into the tones or exhaled through the nostrils. If a cig ir thl mTmher?,mfCly drew the 8moke '"to he S 8 ? plpe or clgar smoker. ?coffin nail^ Tehr0? satlBf?(>t,on' out of his snuff fiends. 8111116 princ,P?' applle? to mostTvffwei?^T'S Ilt,le- round ?n boxes. five cents ?B,rrh?U"Ce> and S<UlnB for *s rappee/ or black forriSe?,&ri0Und sm,ff ^'h'fh is usually used for inhaling in the nose, though the fine blinfa^maUVT3 f?r ,his ~ <00". U ?3 SO fine^hnt ^?^ta^e JThe Iatter snuff into thi 1 y be drawn easily back rnes0ultthVhUen^clnd 8<?ere ^ughing may trlls The ^ Snilff stot)s ln the nos STes and Ml dec,i",.n^ ??ng the ne! tvI .f ^ low-Class whites of the south ladv1n v"rSnrnUfr ?n an order ^ aToW ,u ? . \ ^ I? some time ago. It fell into name and at ?'1 lad-v old ladlea tt^reupon feu ^ a"d the two POSTAL FACILITIES. Washington Office One of the Few Open All Night. . '"T1!ere J8 one Mature of the postal sys tem in which all people are more or less directly interested, but which was undevel oped by postal officials until a comparative recent date," remarked a postal clerk, "and that feature Is the offering of facilities to , patronize certain branches of the system to working people and others whose dally , pursuits keep them confined during the hours when the different 'windows' in large post offices are usually 'open.' As the Washington city post office was among the first to act the post office at St ft",'8 anfl ; P? ? I understandciafming la Hon ??n?rS f,or departing from the regu results attainprt 8t nK mone>' orders, the results attained at our city post office will ?,i 'nt:rest- fact. no post offic*In nited States, and I do not except the ? u6 ,n New Y?rk. offers greater l Public than does the Wash ? n p(L8 office> and this city is entl fact Thi U w,hlch attends this ?i" 1 ashington city poet office is a ment I.?fCM 411(1 ?n? 0f whlch the 'lepart uhtll proud' Its corridors at night by electric hSE ^b^?a"tly illuminated ^ . Ilgr,?ts- At all hours of the night and during the early morning a natron q,uaantl?tvtawHtStaTIiS any reasonable provided far tw Upon the arm-rests yro\iaea ror that purpose, purchase nn? money order or a dozen, register a letter or receive his mail at the general deltvlrS window at 3 o clock In the morning as con Our offlp.4? at 8 0lcl0ck ,n the afternoon. Our office is one of the few 'all night of that S4001 fr?Hnlted States, and the fact was tS^n ?,? money order sales alone r/fL f? ?n 8 recent Saturday night usual closing hour shows the amount of business done at night, while the registry receipts and stamp saies are of corresponding volume. termed 'night sen-Ice' Is ln ?,? *1? mo?t of the larger post offices In the oountry, but it terminates ln some instances at midnight. The great prac tical benefit to the public may thus briefly b.? . working man who is obliged ?t a nV, P?* at a-m- flnd who quits ?l JL1n0t, RVa!1 blmself of the priv ilege of purchasing money orders or reg istering letters when these 'windows' open ^ni.nd0oi"? ater than h,s own day be fy" close an hour before or at the lil oWU^"* working day terminates. He ? 1 8eI?. a messenger to the post Tviinn? ? . 8 t,me and *? himsf-lf Trainmen, actors, the traveling public "iKkt workers in the various trades and all of the thousands of tollers who are awake when others are asleep find the 'night ?rvice' at the Washington city post office and, other post offices where it has been es tablished of the greatest utility, while the general postal service derives considerable increased revenue." Lieut Day's Court-Martial. A dispatch from Manila yesterday says: Lieut. John A. Day of the Marine Corps testified today at his trial by court-martial on the charge of executing natives of Sa mar without trial, that the presidente of Basey, Samar, and his fellow plotters were shot, as he believed, by the orders of Major Glenn. The trial was adjourned until April 22. Lieut. Cook of the scouts Is to be tried by court-martial on charges similar to those brought against Major Waller and Lieut. ?>??, PARIS' STREET TREES FOLIAGE ADDS TO BEAUTY OB FRENCH CAPITAL. Great Care Given to Greenery by Mu>. nicipal Authorities?Example for Other Cities. Farls Correspondence New y,,r|j Tribune. In the early years of the s*<y?,d empire, when Bar in llaussmann submitted to Na poleon III his famous plana for beautify ing Paris by opening new anil bro,<| streets and avenues, the empress remark ed: "All that Is very well, but don't you think that there will be a great Increaso of dust, and that the shade afforded by the narrow, picturesque little streets w 11 be greatly missed by the Parisians?" Ah! your majesty. I have alr<-?dy antlcU pated this objection in my scheme, and the remedy is Trees! Trees! TreesI The Ideal modern city should have its stretts lined on both sides with trees. Trees not only lend grace and attraction to the streets of a city, but awak. n in the spring of th? >ear a certain municipal sentiment, as it were. Trees soften the character of the citizens and make them easier to govern. I have studied the question thoroughly, your majesty. Trees do nut Interfere with healthful sunshine In autumn and winter when it is most needed, and afford in summer shade and ke.,, the air pure and well supi.lkd with oxygen. Paris out lit to have a tree for every inhabitant." .The idea of Baron llaussmann has been taken to heart by the municipal authori ties of Paris, whfre 110 d< parttnent has been m.re scleniitically .1. veloped tha 1 that of street trees, which forms a separata section distinct fr<>m the administrations intrusted with the cdtv of trees pro wing In the t hani|is Klysees, Bois de Boulogne. Bois de Vlncennes. gardens of the Tuiler les. Louvre. Palais Royal. Zoological <5ar dens. Botanical Gardens. Square de Clunv, Parks of M neeau. B :tt. s <-haum,>nt. Mont, souris, besides tlmse planted in some fif teen other public gardens, which have special budgets of thi ir own and whieit form the great breathing places, or tha lungs, of the city. Lungs of Pnrls. To give an Idea of the scale upon whicK these great lungs of Paris are kej< In healthful action. It may be mentioned that the net receipts derived by the cl'.y; of Paris for renting chal> ts and places of entertainment In the Bids de Boulogne alone amount to (luU,<WO a y?ar. The revenue the city annually obtains frorn similar sources in the Champs Klvsees is Fflo.ooo, and $l<i.<Mt is yielded by the Boi* rte V'.ncennes. These sums all put togi thif represent only a small fraction of what the city annually expends upon its lungs. r>r air reservoirs. The Paris trees are reno vated when necessary by recruits from the acres of peplnieres, or "tree schools," malr>? talned in the environs of Paris. Whenever a Parisian tree show* signs of decay a huge truck drawn by four oxen appears, and by a most Ingenious system nf leverage the tree Is pulled up roots and Ml without injury, by means of a Rigantlo forceps. The o|*eration Is like that per formed by a dentist In drawing an eye tooth. Another tree is at once brought from the nearest "tree school" and planted In the place of the invalid tree, which is taken to what Is called the tree hospital, where it Is replanted, and by a course of renewed loam and potash undergoes 4 treatment analogous to that prescribed for a citizen of Paris who gets wheezy in the lungs, rheumatic, or whose liver becomes clogged, and who starts forth for a "cure** at Alx-les-Baines. Bourboule or Vichy. Gray and Green. Paris Is essentially a gray city. This to an artist's eye is one of its charms. But the delicate soft gray would become monot onous unless relieved by a profusion of green leaves and branches, which lend grace to perspectives of long, straight streets and boulevards. The result Is that tree culture has become a sort of religious creed with Parisians, and the sclentlfla care and treatment of the city trees afford food for reflection for the municipal au thorities of less favored cities. The annual_cost of maintaining trees In the streets of Paris, where they alternate In rows with iron lamp posts, is jyo.tXK). There are 87,(5513 trees in the city of Paris growing In rows along the sidewalks, ex clusive of the trees contained In the city parks, gardens and squares. A corps of tree inspectors Is constantly on the alert watching the trees. The soli Is frequently renewed. Iron "corsets" are placed around young trees to protect them from Injury, A circle at least three yards In diameter Is kept free from asphalt or pavement around the base of each tree. This circle Is usually covered with an Iron grating, to preserve the proper level of the sidewalk. The trees are watered by the street hose twice a day. Excavations are made around the tree* so that the water collects about the base of the trunk and percolates freelj) to the roots. The variety of trees planted along tt? Paris sidewalks comprises horse chestnuts, elms, acacias, lindens, sycamores and the Japanese sumac. Horse chestnut trees are great favorites with' Parisians, because they come so early in leaf. The present spring is unusually advanced. The horsA chestnuts put out their leaves on March 11\ and. notwithstanding the recent cold wlndi and rain, the streets of Paris are alnadjj fringed with delicate green branches.