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LANSBUROH & BRO.
Store opens 8:3o a.m. Close After=Sto Sale of We have culled together all being only one or two of a kind, In order to make a speedy cleara ridiculous prices. Of course, th the choice. Center Table, Main 2 At 2c. Each. Worth from 1Oc. to 15c. At 4c. Each. Worth from 15c. to 25c. At 6c. Each. Worth from 25c. to 35c. At I l c. Eact Worth from 35c. to 50c An Importai Fine Ne The collection embraces all as Lumineaux, Peau de Cygne, I Chamois, Palliette de Soie, Met Poplins, White Crystals, etc. E forestall the advance in the price i fall, and can thus quote you pric 75c. Colored Taffeta, 59c. A fine silk, full 19 Inches wide, in all shades and cream, ivory and white. Baco da Seta Silk, 39c. A new, bright, all-silk fabric; very strong; will make an excellent lining; in all shades, including creams, ivory and white and black. Black Peau de Sole, 36 inches wide; regular price, $1.N ................ Black Peau de Sole, 36 inches wide; regular price, $1.89.................... Black Peau de Sole. 23 inches wide; regular price, $ ......................... 49c. Wash Silks, 38c. New Wash Silks, corded and striped; colors reliable-will wash nicely. We will include the whites and blacks. Reliable E Frugal women who need rel and saving money thereby. 50 dos. 45x36 Pillow Cases, medium size, our lc. value. For Tuesday.8 * 40 dos. Bargain Sheets, sise 81x90; good 55c. value. For Tuesday..................... . . 25 dos. 81x90 "Atlantic" bleached Sheets, near the "Utica" in quality, but superior to *Dwigbt Anchor." For Tues- 55c. day-each......................... Dressmake Save on the small wares ai }other needed goods. 500-yard spools good Basting3c Cotton-spool..................... c Box containing 40 Mourning Pins-assorted sizes, for.........c Full-count papers Adamantine Pins.............................. c Black and Colored Angora Braid, 5-yard pieces............. c Children's Skeleton Waists;~ white or black, pair......... c. Dexter's Knitting Cotton, all numbers; white only-ball...... 4c. Lansbur 420 to 426 7th St., It sou stomach '1e saet feet like a new m, ic o the last two years. hae bee kita to yhrort a the only ting for snteeto an sorstomach and to kee th owels in good corn Harry tuckley, Mauch chunk, Pa. Best ray The Bowels oo. 'ever Sicken. WVeaken or Grts O. 25c. ste er Col C arauteed to cure oyour moe Sterling Remedy Co.. chicago or N. T. 600 Annual Sale, Ten Million Boxes. J. J. Georges a son, Foot Specialists. LANSBURO( & BRO s 5 :30 P.m. Saturdays 9 p.m. ;k=Taking Jewelry. the odd lots of Jewelry, there and will create this special sale. rice we have marked them at these ere is a pick, so'come early to get isle: Comprises a variety of Waist 3ets, some set with-various stones; Barrettes with. turquoise -,sets, Roman gold finish; Cuff Links, Brooches, Hat Pins, Belt Pins. All this season's productions. j Comprises a varied. assortment >f Brooch Pins, Cuff Links, Waist 3ts, Sleeve Buttons, Barrettes, in mn endless variety of designs. You will find Hat Pins, with hinestone settings; Brooches, Belt Pins, Cuff Buttons, Link Sets, Waist Sets, etc. Consists of Gold-plated Cuff Pins with different set tings, Waist Sets, Barrettes, I Hat Pins with spiral ends, rhinestone settings, Brooches with dainty settings, war ranted best plate. At Exhibit of w Silks. - the latest w'eaves and colors, such .ouisine, Peau de Crepe, Peau de !or Crepe, Taffeta Royal, White I ter alert to serve you well, we > raw silks-bought heavily last !s as of yore, if not a little less. $1.50 Satin Duchess, 69c. Colored Satin Duchess, in cerise, car- * dinal, olive. reseda, royal, garnet and brown; a -strong and perfect fabric. $1 Checked Taffeta, 59c. In white, black and lavender checks; navy, white and black; Gobelin, white and black; cardinal, white and black, black and white and hello white. Black Peau de Cygne, 27 - Inches wide; regular price, 98C $1.25. .. .. .. . .. ... - Black Peau de Cygne, 28 inchee wide; regular j price, $1.50................ Black Peau de Chamois. 28 ~ inches wide; regular price, 98C. $1.25.......................... Black Net Robe, handsomely made, with..$ 199 flare skirt........ Jetted Robe, eut full, well Jetted, only........ 2.49 Domestics. iable Domestics are buying here 20 pieces 7-8 yard wide blue stripe Ticking, the "A. C. A." brand, featherproof. For 12 Tuesday................ 7 C Yard wide "Alpine Rose" bleached Muslin, the finest on the ]h market. Price 12%c. Foro y Tuesday..................... . 2 1-4 yards wide by 2 1-2 yards long unbleached Sheets. Special for Tuesday -each........................ rs' Suippilies. id appropriate the difference for Ironing Wax, with handle-best1 quality-piece................... I C. 4-yard Linen Corset Laces In white or black-each............C Aluminum Thimbles, all sises, 2 for..............................I. ( Morse and Kaley's Fast Black Darning Cotton--spool...........aC. Gold-eyed Needles, all numbers -ae..................... ....A. Smith's Blue Label Needle. allinumbers-paper...............C rh & Biro., 417 to 423 8th St. My Coiffures adopted by the leading women of tashion are recognIsed a forming the styles of the boar. The Lo0fERS KNOT has become universally fopular for the low hair dress of the beck hair.,ti made from naturally wavy hair of the fineet quality t adJ tt temwaraWear and feet most charming. Wigs and Toupees and are the standand of perfeetion in or Hand.ome Un..trate ~getl or infarma. Cotufre. N~o. 2--Abost Frent Hair Dressing. No. 8-About Hair Ornamenta. No. 4--About in.lak colr and Scal Treatme-t ur85 Broadway, 21-22 sts., New Test N.rac tores -No Agents FOR WOlWS EYE A President Was A mini terid First March 8, THEN AGAIN MAROH 5 LS WAS DONZ AS^ XATR OF PBBCAUTON. )ld Newspaper.Xan Relates Interviaw With Grant at White Nouse at the Time. Not infrequently the question has been nooted In many places as to the circum stances under which Rutherford B. Hayes n1bscribed to the oath by which he became President. of the United States. Almost ,very one who has given the matter any :hought can recollect that the 4th of March, W87T. was the day upon which Mr. Hayes was, by- law and the Constitution, to take ipon himself the administration of the offlee of President of this republic, and imong many folk there has always been L rather unquiet feeling that an official act )erformed upon what In law was a dies ton would be null and void. At the same ime there was an impression in some quar ere that Mr. Tilden might take the oath in qew York on Sunday and that there would ollow a complication the deplorable events io one could foresee. These topics were being talked over by everal gentlemen a few evenings ago and he majority of the peaceful wranglers were edded to the impression that the successor o- Gen. Grant did take the oath of office on lunday, though he was not inaugurated un :1 the next day, which was the 5th of darch. Contention was equally strong on he other side that the oath of office was iubscribed to and the Inauguration followed on the same day, that is on Monday, Iffarch 5. Unraveled by Newspaper Xan. An old newspaper man iWho was at that wriod an active worker in his profession ought to unravel the tangle and asserted hat Mr. Hayes was sworn into office as "resident on the evening of Saturday. darch 3, and he was right. "I remember," he said; "the 4th of March, 877, as well as if it were yesterday. I vas then in the employ of the New York Lssociated Press, and was under instruc ions, received late Saturday night, to watch ill events about the White House, hen known as the Executive Mansion. I was also instructed to keep an eye on ;enator Sherman's mansion in K street, rhere Mr. Hayes was staying. -So on Sun lay morning I started to carry out the astructions as closely as circumstances would permit me to do. The leased wires. if the Associated Press I recollect were pened early that Sunday morning and nanned at all points by the best operators. "My first journey was toward Senator iherman's house. The senator had gone ut and was accompanied by Mr. Hayes, I was informed. I recall perfectly well the etling of suppressed excitement that per neated the very atmosphere at that time. ivery one was expectant. There were, -owever, no troops visible, nor anything vbIch would indicate an approach to dis rder. First News Came From Grant. "My steps, and they were brisk ones, were then directed toward the White louse, where I was admitted immediately. kling up the broad old stairway I went nto the office of the assistant secretary, where I found that afable and ever cour eous gentleman, Mayor C. b. Sniffen. He s a colonel now. Major Sniffen, though he kad already been appointed an officer in he army, was lingering at his old dsk 6ssisting in gathering up the odds and uds of official correspondence, etc. "While I was talking to Major Sniffen ,oung Mr. Grant, the one known in the amily as 'Buck,' came into the room, and ailing me by name, said: 'Father is in the ibrary and wants to see you. I think he Las some important news for you. " 'Of course. I let not a second escape. )ut went into the library. where General ;rant was standing in the middle of the loor. He said without. any delay.: " 'You can telegraph to the Press that Ar. Hayes has taken the oath of office as President of the United States.' " 'When did he take it. general?' I asked. Te told me that it was administered to him mn the previous evening. That was Satur lay, March S, and was administered by hief Justice MacArthur of the District Nourt. He further gave me the informa Ion that the ceremony was performed in he red parlor. You may be sure I made a louble quick run to the Associated Press affiee and before long the facts were known 'rom one end of the country to the other. A Army Was Accessible. "Now, here's another thing I happen to mnow. I know that in case of any tumult iappenirng about that time there was an Army within telegraphic call ready to sup ress any violence. One reason why it was iot present was -because of a protest from Police Commissioner Alexander F. Brittoti, wrho assured President Grant that he had a lufficient force to prevent any trouble. 3eneral Sherman, I also happen to know, wras very much pleased at not having to arder more troops to Washington than were Llready here. Some persons were very anx ous just then, for gay and brilliant Henry Watterson, in a speech delivered at one of he city theaters just before that time, promised about one hundred thousand men ao see that Mr. Tilden was seated. The p~romise, howe'ver.~did not materialize. "I believe )fr. Hayes took the oath again mn the day of his inauguration, the cere nony on that occasion being administered Lcording to the usual form by Mr. Chief lustice Waite of the United States Su preme Court. The function of the preced ig Saturday was considered proper and wras a matter of precaution." ATLEgED FORgEgY. roung 11an Held on That Charge for Grand JTury's Action. Art!hur P. Hubbard, twenty-five years of ige, who claims to be a resident of Kansas Tity, after having a prelimipary hearing in ;he Police Court this-muorning on a charge af forgery, was held by Judge Kimball un ler $1,000 bond to await action by the grand jury. Hubbard, who was arrested at the Riggs Nationst-Bank by Detectives Trumnbo and 1'yser Saturilay afternoon, called on Mr. A. I'. Brie, cashier of the bank, and presented wrhat be purported to be a contract bearing ifr. Brice's signature for . $95.4 for the bank'. advertisement in an alleged business itreotory. Mr. Brice, however, failed to recognize the signature as .lia own, and, knowing that the bank had been vieuenlsea in a simirn a.nner last June, he detained his visitor while .the detectives were sum moned. Hubbard -claims that be acted -in goods faith, beingr employed by 5. P. Near uon of Philadelphia and Obicago publisher .f- a business direetory, to mak1' collectians for advertisements. He had in his posses ien when arrested what he elatar is a sogy ofte y - Lillie Davis, eoteeed. fornmerly Iolyed mc a doutesMc a~ tbtlar e..ue of Miss iphta d. PItchija,. 2104iastrest aleih west, 31end9d :5eiltY In thes Pe)4e P'w tMs attesmoon to a eharge of staa EXTENDS GEEI IG AYS SPECAAL aim~No VP A 4 TO 33M_ 4A3 . 3hati-val UIIr at Wt D u 'na M4 ug 6.raZerWs IN Pfy VWrerks fpeeal Csr rmema af The Besning Star. SAN dA.,.- fruery ,xm Febru.y brin" to PortoRico hap piest days of the -cil r-the carnival fiesta or Aard4as. Th seasb it I. probable that the Amerleans,fill partcipate more than ever before, "there is a tet dency to. act upon a ingestion that an American girl be maat queen and that 'there be. a special "America'no" day set apart during the celebrption. A local paper is condicting a voting con -test In Which a ecore of American and. Porto Rican girls, Including Miss Hunt, the governor's daughter, and Miss Buck of New Haven, Conn.., recent debutantes at the Dewey ball at the executive mansion, are mentioned. The 'preseice of a couple of hundred business men fron New Orleans, Niho will visit San Juan on a trade excur sion during carnival time, will add to the gayety of the occasion. The carnival of 1908 will-be ushered In on Sunday, February 15, and will continue through all the succeeding days and nights until midnight of Shrove Tuesday, or "fat" Tuesday, February 24.' Then comes peni tential Ash Wedensday and Lent. Mardi Gram day proper is Shrofe Tuesday. While the carnival in Porto Rico is not as pretentious an affair as is the annual fiesta in New Orleans, it Is nevertheless well worth seeing. Its long continuance, how ever, makes it a bit tiresome -when one has once been through it, and it tends to - de moralize business while it lasts. Still, the children enjoy it hugely and the older folks have a lot of fun. To a strgnger many of the doings seem vety fbolish; but when one remembers that tihe Porto Ricans are a simple-minded, pleasure loving peo ple, with little to amuse them except sports of their own Invention," the celebration as sumes a different aspect. - - Starts With Di of Horns. The carnival starts with the d4n of horns and the bang of crackers and day fire works, and nearly all the 5,000 boys of San Juan are In the stre4s. Many of them wear grotesque costumes - and hideous masks, and most of thim carry something with which to add t ithie noise'of their tongues. Squirt guns, fro4'- .*4ha stream of water or cheap perf is sent flying In-. to the face of the iidkless pedestrians. are freely used b the yo nngaters ind the greater the amo tx%f qzbir a boy can se cure the more joyfu.i he, ip. Nearly every stere Is turned Int* a parket place for confetti, which is mld*'Tn little bags to 'the children at a pift i bag, but which adults buy by the pobad.=r These tiny disks Afeored paper soon cover the streets I ow flakes, being showered In all s. There is also an immense sale elitos, which is rolled like the tape f broker's ti'ker. These rols are b crOF the streets from balcon & b pony, high jA afr, and soon tho ratnb*wt# ok is worse than "the tangled el e weave when first we practice -to, L.e9$ve." But. It requires as *rVan and an ac gurate eye to l tV,Vo ihat they, will land Juot.right; an . qicry gge.osgot possess such quallAc4 n the rolls often fall short and trail dowl to the cobble stones, adding thfIr. share to the pictur esque effect as they flutter in the breeze. The waste by many .makers 'is *the wealth of the small boy, and soon after the car nival is fairly - under way he easily pro cures his supply of confetti and papeleta by raids on what has already been thrown. It is just as good for him, and it costs him nothing; but It is not as nice for the person at whom It is thrown, especially if with the confetti the boy has scooped up plenty of dirt. The effect on- white clothes is distressing. Chase the Decorated Carriages. Another delight of the boys is to' chase the decorated carriages. On the day of the carnival parade every coach in San Juan Is covered with bright paper and artificial or real flowers and filled with merry makers, who throw confetti and make the air ring with their shouts. The line of march covers several miles, and even the humblest e'shacks". adong the route. are decorated 'for the event. The scene is a really brilliant one, and as Spanish colors 'predominate the natives easily recall former days and Americans al most forget they are not in a Spanish colony. The children's ball, or "balle," in the big theater, is the most artistic feature of the entire celebration. Many of the customs are elaborate and costly, and in not a few instances historical 'accuracy is observed. And It may very truthfully be said of thousands of Porto Rican children that they easily rank with the fnost beautiful on* earth. The effect, therefore, under brilliant lights, may be Imagined. Many of these tots dance like the fairies they imnitate, and the spec tacle is an enchanting one. There are other balls for the grown.ups,. where special color schemes are obser,ved very strictly, the costumes and the confetti correspond ing. At the red ball all the dancers attend In red and throw red psag,ltos; at the blue ball, blue; and at the wthite, white. "Assault" parties also add to the fun. Thxey are the "captura" of private housce of "bombardment" by a score,.more or less, of friends. When the hacienda is taken a dance follows in honor of the captors, who usually are accomps,nied by native muasi E00T TO A3nerEATIOK~ Controversy Btween the District and a Property "Owner.' An InterestIng case, ivoving the appoint ment of a board of arbitration to'decide between the District of Columbia and 'a property owner as to i ' ee of the con demnation of l,I now un der way at theThpr erty in question co of.e house at ing to M. Gf ktinfo ei by the ulding de bud moved within fl'e'' t~epelpt of the notice. Lambert & Baker er: toe Mr; Gat ti, wrote to the oners aixlealing from the' decision 0 tow of build ings and aakixZ intmnent of a commission to c' atter, as pro vided for In sux o of section 16 of the building *egutiidor' Col. Dtante, the Engineer C, forwarded the neystMr aea. Mill, architect, ben ed to. erga the District, ata ' die, ."that Mesr .an Usker be noie to thisqes~e to the arbitrator to sepeepat the liepwt In ten- days frosn 4pid .as,1nd q and Baker -h~l 30b no~ tha2 order to ~ti ss ah thrpa4 miseu. i~ their aunet w~ eNost.. # t Lm,4. ., M WuNOT' -2ES AN MD.OVXI TOJU JPW TO=K NIEZEUf Teng. an O I" Datk chair rut A"e #*Nubw pq& fpecal _peeee . The le"ning tar. NEW YORl, welguary 1 100. Last week a couple of heseqarters deteo.Z tives set out together to rans ek th pawn s4ops of 1ew York for w000 .wdth, of Jewelry which thi'valet of a couple of Ger man n'oblemen, tourists stoppitg at one of the big hotels, had stolen and then disap peared. The detectives found all of the stolen jewelry in one prominent pawn-brok Irg establishment. The valet had obtained $2,500 on the property. But the pawnbroker had to surrender all of the Jewelry to the detlves, to be restored to the German noblemen. The money lender, of course. go not4ing in return. He simply had to "hold the bag." as the saying Is. Occurrences of this sort have a tendency to relax the general resentment over the. high rates of interest exacted by the pawn brokers of New York. The loan brokers over this way lose a lot of money through their unavoidable dealings with thieves. It Is estimated that the pawnbrokers of Man hattan were something like $000,000 out of pocket last year throukh their enforced sur rendering of jewelry. and other articles of value on which they had loaned large amounts to thieves. There is, of course, no remedy. The pawnbrokers can't ask for "references" from persons who visit their establishments for loans, and the top-notch thieves who unload their loot upon the pawnbrokers are nearly always finished chaps who thor oughly understand how to conduct their transactions with the money lenders with out causing suspicion. One pawnbroking firm alone had to give up stolen' pledges last year upon which $55,000 had been loaned to the thieves. The pawnbrokers make no fuss over these Incidents. Appreciate Putility of Micking. They are part of the game, and the money lenders appreciate the futll!ty of kicking. In two or three of the~larger pawnshops the employes who attend to the money-lending end of the business have made themselves familiar, by a careful. study of the rogues' gallery at police headquarters, with the countenances of all of the noted thieves whose photographs are on file, and they are thus enabled to save a lot of money for their firms, as well as -to render valuable aid to the police. But "uncharted" thieves are coming to the fore at the time in New York, and so rap Idly that it Is virtually Impossible to keep track of -them. A few months ago a Jew elry thief, whose pictured countenance is on file in most of the rogues' galleries of this country and Europe, entered a famous 42d'street pawnshop and produced a very valuable diamond heart, with an enormous pigeon's blood ruby in the center.- The thief was probably In urgent need of ready money, or he would have taken the piece of loot to a "fence," who would have taken the cluster of gems apart and got rid of It piecemeal, or had It made up In some other form for disposal. The- man behind the pawnbroker's coun ter Instantly recognized the face of the thief, and he touched a button communicat ing with the nearest police. station with his foot s he took the jewel from the thief for ekkiinination. He was stilt examining the bauble when, in something like three min utes after the button had been pressed, a couple of plain-clothes cops from the sts tion walked In and nailed the thief. The diamond heart had been stolen from the home of a well-known society woman, while her home was burning, by a thief In tle uniform of a member of the Insurance patrol. These fire thieves, by the way, have been amasingly successful during the past year or so in the manipulation of their clever graft. The headquarters of a pack of them was broken up by the police only a short time ago. They had a registering apparatus communicating with fire headquarters which told them of the location of all fires, and they slipped on their Insurance patrol uniforms and made for all Ares In promis ing neighborhoods for looting purposes. Before their game was discovered many in nocent firemen were put under the suspi cion of having engaged in thieving while working about rich burning establishments. Were Not Heirlooms. A few months ago a French nobleman, whose title of nobility, however. only dated back to the second empire, was married to a wealthy young New York woman. A week or so before the marriage a great to-do was made in the New York papers over the arrival in New York from Parts of the nobleman's father, who came to this country for the express purpose of bestow ing the "family heirlooms" upon the bride to-be. The jewels, which were really very fine, and all of them set In antique settings, were contained In a curious old leather case, bound with silver-a sixteenth century .af fair. A number of traveled Americans who were present when the old French father' of the groom ceremoniously handed the case of Jewels to the New York heiress concealed their .miles when they caught sight of the curious-looking old silver-bound leather case. They had seen the case for sale for sev eral years in the establishment of a well known Paris anitiquarian. Now the news comes from France -that the jeweler who fash!oned and sold the "fammily heirlooms," providing not only the jewels, but the antique Mttings, Is suing the French noble man and his father for their value. Thus the eat is out' of the bag-the jewels were not "heirlooms" at all, but were simply I made to order "on spec." for the effect of the presentation. At the time of the marriage It was stated that the bridegroom's -father was a "well known Paris'banker." ft now develops that instead of a banier- he Is simply a well known usurer, who has been- notorious for a good .many .years for' the relentlessness with which.he has put the screws upon ex travagant young officers of the French'i army who have fallen into his toils,. Mur der will out. People-who cling to the old-fashioned no tion that anybody who wants work is en titled 'to work ~if he or she can get work, without being interferd' jwith 'by- strikers, have had a good ehaoto'see the!r theory exploded over here during the.- week or' so. Something lIke 2,0001 yoiag women, waist-makers, most of whom were em ployed on Bleecker street, struck for hakhir Thy decined t ir emploars combined - ofrtatrat, ing t terewa announced that-if their demanh Were not acceded to the -emptorers gamu=t whome they had struck would have Ao abut down ihop-Mtat -they u'ould net be ile to put any new employas to worli. 'The 'umwo noep on strike have been ~e~ter 4W] 'War ho& ura nacig that we sligitly noe and w e hlieve we am 01 -in ever ipat on Mdl verPimo By tiU manufactur a andei only relta bes evliene* we hsm tWashington's fines Good Second-Hari Organs, Do oll's 1 1231 G I& Phone Main 144. tioned on the cerners have watched the hair-pulling matches with huge and mani feet enjoyment. Without making the slight eat effort to interfere with the scrapping young women or to protect those In search of employment. The employers have found themselves helpless to secure workers, and have appealed to the police department In vain. It is said now that they are about to surrender unconditionally to the striking young women In order to avoid heavy losses on contract orders. Verily, this modern Idea, "If we don't get everything we de mand nobody else. can -work," is making swift progress when It can be successfully maintained In the heart of the largest city In the western hemisphere, with the aid and, apparently, the connivance of the con stituted authorities. Young Emcapes Deatb Chair. As forecasted In this correspondence at the time of the apprehension of the mur derer, William Hooper Young, the grandson of Brigham Young. copvIcted of the atro cious murder of the- Pulitzer woman, does not go to the electrid chair. His simula tion of insanity "or something" got him off with a life sentence, and the rapidity with which he appeared to regain command of his senses when this sentence was meted out to him startled. the old-time attaches of the criminal court, as well as the keep era In the Tombs. There are some unpalatable stories pass ing from mouth to mouth in New Yerk in connection with the use of money in this trial. There Is, of course, absolutely no way of verifying such current stories, but, all the same; they are peculiarly significant when the outspoken declarations of certain famous Mormons at the time Young was captured. to the effect that no blood-kin of Brigham Young would ever go to the chair. are recalled. The unspeakable ruffian who a few months ago cut a man's head off with an mX made an extremely clever stab at feign ing Insanity, too, when he was brought to trial. But he was an outcast, with no con aections. and he never had a cnance to Impress the judge and jury with the belief that he was out of his head. - There Is no city In the. United States where the "man on the street" has less nespect. for the criminal courts than In LNew York. and when it is remembered h6w very rarely criminals with "backing" are properly punished In New Yoric the per petual sneering of New Yorkers when they Lllude to their criminal courts would cer ainly appear to have ample justification. Now they are talking of sending Young to an asylum for the criminal Insane In stead of to Sing Sing. That Is an old lodge, and It has often been worked over lere In the cases of convicted criminals with "'fiooence" and wealthy family con 2ections. The criminals go to thE asylum lor the criminal Insane, where they remain lor varying periods of time-43ng enough ror the public to forget all about them nd- then they are quietly "turned loose." An Investigator. teok the pains a year )r so ago to look into this matter, and he 'ound that litera.y scores of notorious *riminals who had so suceessfully sham ned insanity as to win their way to the Asylum for the criminal insane instead of 'o state's prison were not "present or ac sounted for" at the latter instituilon at the time of the Investigation. Horse Tipeters -A&re 'uIsances. Concurrently with the news of the failure if that western "turf Investment syndi :ate," In which, by the way, a great num er of New Yorkers who hungered for '10 per cent a week" on their savings, have seen stung, comes the Information that a esislative movement is on foot in Albany :o handle the tipsters, horse and Wall itreet, who are rapidly turning this town nto a bedlam. The horse tipeters are the greatest nul lance, because their operations are carried m vociferously at the ga-tes of all of the race tracks, as well as In the .advertising sages of the New York newspapers that wrill consent to accept and print their ad rertisements. There are something like N00 "firms" of horse tipeters In New York, til of which profess to give, infallibly, the smes of all of the winners of all- of the aces on all of the treeks three hours be ~ore the racing begins. They do not scruple te declare in their Ldvertisements that eranraces of which hey have "lnsid~ elo ntlo" have been 'fixed," and these beRstatements of the ipeters have a deisy Injurious effect apon the lierse-racing; pot It is almost mpossible for race trc visitors to make heir way through the motley and shabby rowd of tip sellers who hang around the lates-of the t,raeks; bawling their "cinches" a the faces of all hands, and hustling and rowding small mew and defenseless wo nen in their efforts to literally force them o "give up" for the "Information." Adyet, strange as it may seem, there tre thousands of persons with receding thins and no foreheads worth mensioning rho are Idiotic enough to surrender their U or their $5 -notes every day of the rac ng season for these purely guess-work tips if the professional advertising tipaterm. __ "uces of 'the horse tiputers depends ipon their: .varyint sucoes- in' "pickingr em." - "Pete Jones, 'the -only oiginal locker," for .instance, will atusble pol our dr flye innw,n a row, Just--as, the Teriest tvjo .a'ld holiday visitor -t. a mae ='ack nceana.l doss,.and .on..the~follow? ngday Bet hi rc agnt dispose~of als tips, cotined in a shabby colored en relope, liteurMy bfthe thousn.= Then 'lyorigipal Pets sluamps by reason of. aiga few yu ' suemn of U:nyroit bI~ije~eh 9)n .olnson, the boy who ;anes 'em at dawn," then contriee to light pma '-few' winneks 1a rotation, Whereupon te -cosleept .in so-m.g, -brandoelo .at 7Stuvdesan P*re, ciewtg wt an %,ring-he best bar GuaranRteed ers and ourselves. ble pianos and the e Is- the number of t musicians using I Uprights,$125up $25.00. Lusie HoIuse, t. N.W.f gregated $1,000,000 out of the tipping busi n Ythy are going to abandon It and "lay The Wall street tipsters only operate through the medium of newspaper adver tising, but they have become an eyesore to conservative men engaged in legitimate Wall street speculation. Some of them not only purvey tips for big considerations to foolish clients, but run "blind pools" into the bargain, and the gains of the best-es tablished among them are said to be enor. mous. Their boldness in advertising is dazzling, and new ones are coming to the front all the time. The new chaps in the business take b'g chances In order to win success. One of them, for example, will print a tremendous advertisement In all of the newspapers that accept such advertising, to the effect that "Z. P. Is due for an immediate rise of fif teen points-now's the time to get Inl" If Z. P. , by some miracle, does begin to soar. that tipster's fortune Is made. His offee is besieged by money-mad possessors of savings, who ache to get rich suddenly, and his guess as to Z. P. brings him literal:y thousands and tens of thousands of dollars' Worth of "business." If, on the' contrary, Z. 1P., instead of soaring, begins .to sag, no harm is done. The people who follow the tipsters soon for get their poor tips. The tipster then makes another guess, and advertises It. and he is, of course, bound to "pick a winner" If he stays with It long enough. Just what method the legislature pur poses to take to get rid of the tipping evil has not been announced. There are all sorts of difficulties in the way of driving the tipsters out of business, but It Is cer tain that whatever method is adopted in shutting them out will be heartily ap proved by the sensible and conservative element of this population, C. L. C. T AWSPARANCY OF COMETS. Measuring Obscuring Iffoct on a Star at Harvard. From the New York Tribune. Striking evidence of the gauxy texture of comets' tails Is given in a circular just is sued by the Harvard College Obsefratory, describing an attempt made to discover how much a star would be obscured while oovered by such a veil. It was foreseen last autumn that on the night of October 13-14 the nucleus of the comet known as "1902b" would pass within one minute of a certain star, whose brightness had pre viously .been determined. The diameter of the coma, or hairy trail, was five or six minutes. That appendage was big enough to overlap the star for twenty or thirty minutes at least. Astronomers In rating the brightness of stars rarely express their results in frac tions smaller than tenths. However, since a number of successive observations may show trifling apparent differences, an av erage will often be *given in hundredths. Most people can see at a glance that a first magnitude star Is brighter than one of the second magnitude, and with a little practice can pick out stars that rank about halfway, between. When it comes to differences ot only a tenth of a magnitude, though, only the utmost skill, combined with special, training, can perceive them, The particular star that afforded the test in question was rated at magnitude 7.12,' Beginning at -about fifteen minutes before the closest approach of the nucleus to the star, a series of observations was made with an Instrument called a photometer, w.hose function Is to measure brightness. It should be added that that branch of work Is one for which Harvard has been famous. In a period of less than three hours eight groups of measurements were made, sixteen observations composing a group and affording a fair average. One group, taken when the nucleus was two minutes from the star, showed a diminu tion in brightness- of .01 of a magnitude. The next group, representing the closest approach (1.1 minutes), gave an apparent diminution of .04. Shdrtly afterward, when the Interval was only two minutes again, the average indicated an actual excess odt. .08 of a magnitude over the normal bright-= ness, while with an interval of four mit-1 ates the mepn of sixteen settings was idea tical with the ordinary rating of thse star, These figures represent close approxima tions and net~ absolute fac.t, but they are highly signian=ant. They show that a come tary trail which was probably hundred. of thousands of miles, perhaps millions et t mile., long, and which was looked at lengthwise or diagonally, was not able to. obscure a star ebough for the effect to be visible to the keenest untrained vision. It wasn barely perceptible with special optical isratruments, and was so snml that a shade of doubt attaches to the measurements. The average density of the material must have been incomparably lower than that et terrestrial fog . - Glass and I1oro.raIn 0ib... I-rom the Brectlyn Eglge. To people of the Heights are justified in their dIssatisation ,with 'Mr. Van Ider. stine's removal aL the porcelain globes from their electric lights, and the substitution f coverings of clear glass. There ought no . to be a coear globe ini all Brooklyn, nor Ja, any other- di over as are light. The blindin= -.electrib glsse . softenedand dif fused by grnnnad glass or porcelain- shad rn-loss their edges, it beopas possible to -e into them; with the intense and vacil lating light In 'one's eyes, it Is ain easy mat ter to sUp from eurbtonmu, -or- into coal boles; and, aghib, the blase that is thrown through the. windowi, of houses, often fntat4 bsdrdoms- where-darknemie deuirable, pree d0ees -maant nervonsnam andi shortens4 sleep. *Tht'e is'probduly ne oe factor Sn, our ei JUthat icngarel2SmV-thawi theseUOaIOIUIn T erpI noav* ing tagit dep shtreet i