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Known to Science. [WALTER BAKER'Sl BREAKFAST COCOAI Look for tbl* Trade-mark To the consumer this brand Insures Perfect Purity, De licious Flavor, and Beneficial Effects. It has more than three times the strength of cocoa mixed with starch, ar row root, or sugar, ana is, therefore, far more economi cal, oosting less than one cent a cup. IWalter Batter & Co. Ltil.l Established 1780 DORCHESTER, MA88. Highest Awards In Europe and America 41 ?oT-8-26t -> \ C+ If salad isn't good, why have it at all? You take no risks when you make your salad dress ing with Colburn's Philadelphia Mustard 10c at your grocer's. Col burn's Pepper and Spices 8c and IQfl?your money back if you don't like them. The A Colburn Co Philadelphia Great cocoa 1 digestible From a sanitary point of view the mod ?rn, ldeul kitchen admits no Inch of apace that cannot be washed or whitewashed; no dark, noisome cubby holes where damp, mildew, waterbugs and malevolent microbes may revel with very little fear of Interruption. Everything must be open and aboveboard these days, for the thoughtful housewife has awakened to the realization that, from the standpoint of health, a sanitary, neat kitchen 1b of far more Importance than a neat parlor. In the first place, there must be an abundance of light and air. A dark kltohen, where the sun never penetrates, is a cordial invitation to death and dis ease. The walls may be painted, papered with enameled tile paper, or whitewash ed. The latter method of treatment has much to commend It. being inexpensive and a disinfectant In Itself. It can hardly be done oftener than once a year, how ever. during which time with a careless maid It is npt to become badly soiled. Painted walls may be washed, but it Is a laborious undertaking. The enameled pa per, which sheds dust from its varnished surface, has the advantage of looking exceptionally well to start with, while It can be wiped off with cold or lukewarm water whenever it gets soiled. It must be understood, however, that no matter | what the dealers say, it will not stand scrubbing nor washing In boiling water. In some of the very fashionable houses Where walls and floors are both tiled, with a drain and hose outlet In the cen ter of the floor, the walls are frequently washed down with the hose. This may also be done to the sanitas papered walls If some way can be arranged of disposing of the waste water. An occasional revar nlshlng after the wall has been washed and thoroughly dried keeps it In excel lent condition for a long time. When en tire renewal becomes necessary the old paper must be stripped from the walls, which should then be sized thoroughly before the new is put on. For the Kitchen Floor.?For the kitchen floor, oiled hardwood or linoleum is best, unless one can have tiling with rubber mats to stand on In front of the ?ink. A kitchen floor, It Is needless to say. Should never be covered with woolen car pet, w.hlch soon becomes hopelessly soiled. A delightful floor Is one of hard pine laid in ?trips, which can be washed as often as need be. and occasionally rubbed over with oil. To save work, a largo square of lino leum may cover the middle of the floor, where grease spots are more likely to be numerous. 1 ^jngleum Is a warm floor covering and less ilresome for the feet than almost any other floor treatment. It should be laid over a thick padding c* newspaper, or the "Regular carpet padding. It Is very easily cleaned with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. Hot water and strong soapsuds make It look bright at first, but soon ruin it. It Is ?aid that linoleum may be renewed to look almost as well as new again by washing and drying, then wiping over with a flannel dipped In glue water. This should be done over night, and the n< *.t morning it will have a fine, hard gloss. r ? Cracks In a Kitchen Floor.?Cracks In a kitchen floor should never be tol erated, letting In as they do the cold In 'winter aijd 4* a*1 tlmea fcarborlug <Just and dirt. Every (Una t'de d<U>r I? cleaned the water settllnglmo the dust-filled crpvlcfrs makes a regular hotbed for the propagation of bacteria. There are several ways of Ail ing up these cracks. A mixture of rye flour paste, glue and plaster of paris will do It; 8our paste and ground alum Is efficacious. M alao potty or a put* mad* of newspaper W ..iv,,. ?**1 ho?rev?r, ao many excellent Ullera In the market, one pound of whicn, at as cents a pound, covering about forty ?qu&re feet, that tt la hardly worth while to bother to mix one at home. If one la far away from a bate of supplies, however, and electa to make her own, here are the direc tions, as given In a lecture on domestic science before tho Brooklyn Institute: Paper Crevice Filler.?Tear newspapers Into bits, soak over night In oold water, then boll for three or four hours, beat* Ing and stirring, to disintegrate the fiber. It should be about the consistency of a thick pour batter. To each gallon of this take one pound of flour mixed to a paste with cold water; one pound of glue, soaked and dissolved, and two tablespoon fuls of ground alum. Boll together for ten minutes and apply. If the cracks are very deep, cool, add some plaster of paris and apply quickly. Rough Floors With Wide Cracks.?Where the floors are very rough with wide cracks, the same authority advises these modes of procedure: Make a paste with rye flour of the consistency of drop batter. To each gallon of this add one-quarter pound of cheap glue, which has been soaked, and then set over hot water until dissolved. Mix well and put a thick coating over the entire floor. Put on smoothly. When dry, If it needs It, spread a second coat, and let that dry. If the cracks are unusually wide sift about a quart of plaster of parls with each gallon of the first lot of paste, which should be cold, and then apply at once. When both coats are on and thoroughly dry, the floor may be covered with one or two thicknesses of heavy Manila paper pasted on. When this la on a coat of any good pattern of cheap wall paper may fol low, which, with a coat of varnish, will last for years and Is very easily cleaned. Kitchen Furnishings.?Simple, solid, sani tary should describe, the furnishings of the model kitchen. The range?either gas or coal?the best you can afford; not in the matter of nickel and ornamentation, for you want as little of that as possible. If the range stands near a wall protect it by a neat lining of zinc. Many good house keepers In these latter days prefer to enamel their kitchen range Instead of blackening It. They claim that a can of enamel applied at the housecleaning time, after the range has been thoroughly cleaned, makes the Iron as fresh as now. requiring no further cleaning for a long time, save the usual dusting and wiping off. This enamel la odorless. Is a preventive of rust and best of all does not rub oft. A great saving of stepa may be effected by having a zinc covered shelf close to the range wide enough to set things on, together with a sack to hold pot lids and a row of long nails on which to hang ladles, strainers, cooking spoons and forks, the asbestos mat and other utensils for which there Is fre quent call. A gas jet just above the range or wall lamp with reflector will save muoh perturbation of spirit where evening labor is essential. The "dim religious light" af forded by the usual Inadequate kitchen lamp or gas jet Is not conducive to a re ligious frame of mind. The Kitchen Sink.?The ideal kitchen sink Is of porcelain, but a galvanized iron sink kept spotlessly clean may also be an ob ject of housewifely pride. Besides Its thoroughly dally cleaning with hot soap suds?It needs a thorough scrubbing and flushing of the pipes once or twice a week. If it has been neglected, rub strong soap powder over every Inch of surface and well into the corners and let it remain for an hour. Then with a little sink scrubbing brush and plenty of boiling water and el bow greese, scrub thoroughly. Lastly, j polish with kerosene, which removes ev ery last vestige of fer^ase and prevents the I sink from rusting after the strong powder has been used. Kitchen Tables.?A zinc-covered table Is a convenience in the kitchen, as hot things can be set directly onto it and It Is easy to keep clean. Pine-top tables look spick | and span when they are scrubbed carefully. J But that means a constant expenditure of strength and time. Tables with hardwood tops covered with kitchen oilcloth save a great deal of time and labor. In the Matter of Chairs.?A high stool in the kitchen is a great convenience for the woman prone to backache or swollen feet, ironing and aisnwaslung, silver clean ing. etc., can be done quite as expeditiously when seated as standing, and the difference in the ache Is noteworthy. A low rocker is also restful when one sits down to prepare vegetables or fruit for the table, while one of the combination chairs and step-ladders saves space and enables one to reach tilings "on the top shelf." Wire Screens and Garbage Palls.?Wire screens for doors and windows are among the summer's necessities for the kitchen, if one would bo rid of flies. Still more es sential Is absolute cleanliness in the dis posal of garbage, so that there will be lit tle to attract flies. A wooded garbage pall Is apt to absorb odors and Impurities the best one can do. A galvanised pall with a cover is best, though a big tin kerosene can with Improvised bale of strong wire Is often used In farm kitchens. Never leave It standing in the kitchen. When the work Is finished sot It outside the door and cover. Scald out every time it is emptied and dry in the sun. Oysters and Celery.?Yes. oysters and cel ery make an appetizing and easily prepared dish. It Is a good time to have It now be fore oysters go out of season. Strain the liquor from a pint of medium-sized oysters into the chafing dish. Cover and as soon as the scum risss skim clear from every fleck. Put In three or four tablespoonfuls of fine chopped celery from the heart. Simmer a few moments, season with salt and white peppor, a grain or two of cayenne and two butter balls. Lastly, add the oysters and cook until they "plump" and the edges be gin to curl, pour In a small glass of good sherry, stir well and serve at once In hot dishes with either saltlnes or thin brown bread sandwiches. Whole Wheat Gems.?Sift together one and one-half cups whole wheat flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one table spoonful of sugar. Beat one egg thorough ly, add to it one cupful of sweet milk and a tablegpoonful of melted butter or drippings Put the ingredients all together, stir "like mad" and bake In well-greased hot pans about twenty minutes. Japan's Sea Training. From the London Telegraph. In the eleventh or twelfth century the Japanese were the most dashing pirates of the cast; in fact, we might almost call them the vikings of the east. They used junks small ships with a scrap of sail, but quite as seaworthy as, for Instance, the little vessels In which the Danes once raided our own coasts, or as the craft which the Pen zance fishermen have today. With these junks the Japanese roamed the seas going everywhere along the Chinese main, rav : aging the coast, trading and bringing home priceless works of art from China. It was not until long afterward that the ruling authorities of Japan, under the great em peror Hideyoshl. decided that It suited their purpose to shut off communication with the outside world and to live to themselves trading merely among their own islands. The old Japanese vikings were reduced to simple fishermen, and the period of Inter nal feudatory wars began, for at that time at least Japanese would fight because they loved it. When Two Scots Meet From the Detroit News. When Scot meets Scot, then comes the argument. This was exemplified on Wood ward avenue recently when two "brlthers frae the land o' cakes" met for the first time in some weeks. "Well." said Donald, "the sicht o' ye is guld for salr een. Hoo arre ye, Sandy'" "Brawly," replied Sandy, "a' but a bit worry." "Wat makes ye worry. ladT" "Weel," said Sandy, "it's the spellin* on this bit oalrd advertisln' the Burrns con calrt tae be given at tha Light Balrd alr mony on the last Thursda' in Januar'." "What ails ltr* "Weel. it says, 'Come ane, come a',' an' on anither place it says. 'Come yin' come a , Noo, either 'ana' or 'yin' is reght or wrang." An hour later they were still at It when & friend oame along and separated them with a highball. Unflattering Card Sharpers. From the St. James' Gazette. One of the most annoying experiences that can come one's way Is to have a parcel of greasy loafers in a London suburban train attempt to work the three-card trick on one - It is such an Insult to your intelli gence, you fee I; and you ask yourself If, after all. you can look the "mug" that these cattle would describe you as appearing. THE GROWING OF TEAK Burma Principal. Source of the World's Supply. HELD AS A MONOPOLY FORESTS ARE RESERVED BY THE GOVERNMENT. Precautions Taken Against Fire? Work of Hauling Logs Done by Elephants?Culture of Rice. BY WILLIAM E. CURTIS. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star and Chicago Kecord-Herald. RANGOON, Burma, March 29, 1904. Burma la the principal source of the world's supply of teak?that wood which Is co light and tough and Impervious to water and the effects of the sun. It never shrinks or warps or swells, henoe Is in gTeat de mand from shipbuilders. By reason of Its peculiar qualities It Is especially adapted for decks. Slam produces a goo^deal of teak, and there are forests In the Malay peninsula and Tonquin, but Burma has more than all the other countries combined, and It Is a source of great wealth. Teak was formerly a monopoly of the crown. All trees wherever found belonged to the king during the days of the despot ism. The British government inherited these rights, and since Burma was annexed to India the forests have been reserved with wise regulations for protection against fire and waste. Forest commissioners keep things in order, and give permits for cut ting to reputable firms and select the trees that are to be cut. There are about 25,000 square miles of teak forest under Inspec tion and more are planted every year. The trees grow rapidly, especially when they are properly cultivated, and under the far sighted policy otf the government the sup ply is being increased rather than dimin ished and provision is being made for the future. The revenues from the sale of timber are about $2,000,000 a year. Siam has adopted similar regulations, and em ploys Englishmen -as foresters, so that its teak is being protected also. Maps of the forest area have been made, and twice each year every acre Is Inspected; trees which may be cut without Injury are girdled and left standing until the sap is entirely out. Their location is marked upon the map, estimates are made of the quan tity of lumber and logs they will yield and furnished to those who are seeking con tracts. The business, however, Is limited to three or four respectable and experienced firms: the value of teak is pretty well established and does not vary much from year to year. When a contract Is lot the lumbermen send gangs of coolies Into the forests with herds of elephants to haul out the logs; the trees that were girdled six or eight months before are cut down, sawed Into legs, and hauled by elephants to the banks of streams, where they are allowed to dry before they are made up into rafts and floated down to Rangoon. Rafting green logs is attended by considerable risk, be cause their specific gravity Is greater than that of water and they are likely to sink. The Elephants at Work. It is a novel and interesting sight to watch elephants working in the lumber yards, for they do It all. A Burman sits or. the animal's neck with a sharp steel prod in his hand and directs the beast by touching him on different spots on his head and by the use of quaint expressions which are understood by th-i man and the ele phant cnly. Elephants handle all the logs and the lumber as intelligently and with much greater ease and rapidity than could be done by a gang of men. McGregor & Co., one of the largest lumbering firms, employ about 2o0 elephants in the forests, at their saw mills and in their lumber yards at Rangoon. Strangers always go down to see the elephants at work. It Is the most inter esting e'ght in Burma. When the cross timbers that hold the rafts together are cut the elephants go down to the waterside one by one, separate logs weighing two tons or more from the rest of the raft by the use of their trunks and tusks and cairy or drag them up Into the yard and pla;e them upon plies at the entrance to the saw mill. Sometimes they haul the logs with chains attached to a harness ad justed to their nocks and breasts. Some times they push them with their trunks and feet, ani the ease with which they handle the enormous logs is remarkable, and the intelligence they show is even more so. The native sitting on the animal's neck has only to whisper in its ear what is wanted, and the job !s done with neatness and dispatch. Nearly all the elephants used in the lum ber business?and they are found In every camp and in every lumber yard?are natives of Burma, and are captured wild In the for ests of the central and northern part of the province. No one is allowed to shoot them. In fact, no native of Burma has a gun. In the elephant district there are only twelve or fifteen guns in a population of between (500.000 and 600,000, and they belong to gov ernment officials. Capture of Elephants. The elephant business is under the con trol of a commissioner, Mr. Dalrymple Clark, who makes it his business to keep track of all the wild herds and In the fall of the year, after the calves of that sea son are weaned, he sends out men to round them up by beating the jungles. Tame ele phants are U3ed as decoys. They are well trained, and by mixing in the herds of wild ones lead them Into corals, called "keddahs." made of heavy posts lashed to gether with wire. Usually Mr. Clark gets from twenty to sixty wild animals into a "keddah" each drive. He turns out all of the females and drives them back into the forests, selecting healthy and strong young males to be kept and trained. They are starved for several days and then placed under the charge of native trainers, who, with the aid of veteran animals, teach the green ones what is expected of them. When they behave well they are fed; when they are unruly or Indifferent they are com pelled to go hungry, ami they soon learn the truth of the old adige. The usual crop of young elephants Is about 300 a year. Last year a contagious disease called anthrax carried off more than half of those held In captivity, including several of the best decoys. Hence prices are very high. This year Mr. Clark expects a big orlve. Large herds are reported, and he la watching them carefully. The govern ment selects as many as It needs from the annual catch and sells the remainder to lumbermen. They are seldom shipped out of the country. A green _&lephant is worth from $800 to $1,200, according to age and size. Those that are well trained and have ar iable dispositions are worth $2,500 and u, -vard. Mr. Clark declared that few elephants are dangerous. Most of them, fully 90 per cent, are docile and harmless, and will not fight unless attacked and cornered, when they will defend themselves. They are often de structive to houses and crops when they are allowed to go at large, however, but this Is due to their awkwardness and not to mal ice. They always" go in herds, and when ttey cross a rice field or attempt to pass through the narrow streets of a village they are apt to leave disaster in their train. Sometimes vicious animals are found, but usually alone, and they are called "soli taires." They have been driven out of the herds by other elephants because of their bad dispositions, and art very dangerous. The natives will always avoid an elephant when they find him alone, but go about among the wild herds without the slightest fear. Mr. Clark's men shoot "solitaires" whenever they find them In the forests. Culture of Rice. The second greatest Industry In Burma is rice culture. The quality of the rice raised here is Inferior to that of Japan and most of the districts of China, but | large shipments are made to both those countries, to India and to other East In dian colonies, because of Its low price. Rice can be grown in Burma at less cost than In any other country, notwithstanding the high wages, which are three times as much as those paid for the same labor In other eastern countries. The Japanese, who pro duce the highest quality of rice, ship almost their entire crop to Europe and the United States and import a cheaper quality from ; f The BeYeFase of Health K: n i *1 7 ? i I O ? M gf Pure beer?SchBStz beer?Is the best drink In the world for you. The malt is a food; the hops a tonic. The alcohol?only 3% per cent?Is an aid to digestion; a healthful stimulant. The most healthy nations in the world?the most hardy, most energetic?drink the most of it. But the beer must be pure. Impurity means harmful germs. That Is why we brew Schlitz in absolute cleanliness?why we filter even the air that touches and sterilize every bottle. And the beer must be aged. Green beer causes bilious ness. That's why we age Schlitz for months before we market it. Schlitz beer is absolutely pure; it can't harm you. Ask for the Brewery Bottling. Thone Main 480, Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., 615-621 D St. S.W., Washington, D. C. The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous. Burma and Korea. The same Is true of several of the provinces of China. Nearly all the steamers lying In the river are be ing loaded with rice, and bags of that sta ple are stacked up on the dockw and at the stations of the railway In quantities that seem enough to feed the world. Burma produces a great deal of petro leum. There are several oil fields in dif ferent parts of the country, and as you sail up and down the rivers you can see groups of familiar derricks rising against the sky that remind you of Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Nearly all of the pe troleum plants out here are managed by American engineers, and at Yenan-gyaung, In what is known as the Nag-We district, the principal producing center, are large American colonies sheltered In comfortable bungalows and enjoying life much more than one would suppose. Although the heat is quite severe during the midsummer months, Burma is not at all a bad country to live In, and the Americans have a way of adjusting themselves to their surroundings. Two big companies control nearly all of the product, and there is no danger of a monopoly, for the government will grant concessions to any responsible man or syn dicate that desires to enter the business. Nearly all of the oil territory belongs to the state, and the privilege of drilling wells is granted to any reputable person upon the payment of a royalty of 10 cents per forty gallons of oil produced. The refineries are controlled by the two companies, but hun dreds of natives are working wells and sell ing their products to them. Oil Refineries at Rangoon. The refineries are all situated at Ran goon. The oil Is conducted from the field to reservoir plant* on the banks of the near est river, from which It is transported in big tank steamers that look like the whale backs on the lakes. A survey has been made for pipe lines from the principal fields to Rangoon, but they have not yet been constructed. Tank steamers are also employed to export the refined oil to Cal cutta, Madras, Penang, Singapore, Colom bo and other neighboring ports, but very little is sent beyond the Bay of Bengal.. The annual product amounts to about sixty million gallons, but that is not half enough I to supply the local market, and from eighty to ninety million gallons are imported an nually from Russia, the United States and other countries. During the year 1902 the Imports amount ed to 91,407,406 gallons, of which 84,477,t>70 came from Russia, and only 5,768,220 from the United States. Various minerals are found in Burma, in cluding iron and coal, but they have not been developed because of the lack of capi tal and labor. There are gold deposits In several localities and plenty of silver, but no large operations. Tin and copper have been discovered and mineralogists reckon them as one of the great sources of fu ture wealth, but thus far the deposits are practically untouched. A great deal of capital is required to develop them. The tin mines of the neighboring Malay penin- i sula are worked so easily and economically | that the Burmese cannot compete them, so the only tin and copper produced i is picked up by natives upon the surface of the ground. Before anything serious can be done labor must be Imported. The tin mines in the Malay peninsula are operated entirely by Chinese. Jade is found in large quantities and about 4.000,000 pounds a year f3 shipped to Singapore for distribution in China and Japan. Jade is found in boulders, which are split by building fires around them, and when they have been heated to the proper temperature buckets of water are thrown on. The rocks split and the Jade embedded in them is carefully extracted and trimmed down by the use of oil and piano w.re. Jade is very valuable and pieces x>f high quality ore worth their weight in gold. THE CLUBS The Capitol Hill Literary Society held its regular meeting Monday evening at the home of Miss Edith Nixon, 03ft East Capitol street. Capt. J. E. Hart, the president, was In the chair. After the routine of business the following program was enacted: A piano solo, by Miss Cavln; a paper entitled "What the World Owes to Poetry and Song," by Mr. Selah, a recitation, by Mrs. Chase; an address on "American Humor and Humorists," by Mr. Geo. Horner; ia vocal solo, by Miss Shuman; a paper on "American Humor," by Mr. Geo. N. Brown; vocal solo, by Mrs. C!?se; humorous anec dotes, by Dr. McGee; * vocal duet, by Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Freer? an address, by Mr. Geo. Lawerence, and t(fi~orlginai poem by Dr. Edw. Young. The Congenials met at the home of Mr. E. H. Augusterfer, "The Maples," Garrett Park, Md., Thursday evening, when, after a brief business session, they were enter tained by a musical" program which was rendered by the quartet of the club, who sang many songs, and by several others, all of whom played piano solos. Games were played and prlxes were awarded to Miss Beyer and Mr. Simpson, who attained the highest honors, and to Ml?? Meyer and Mr. Fogle, who received the booby Prl*e?' a late hour the guests were Invited to the dining room, where refreshments ^ were served by the host. The ^ for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Rouser, Misses Day and Phillips and Mr. Peck. Mrs. Mlddleton Smith, chairman of the advisory board of Continental Chapter, D. A. R.. gave a reception and musical to the members of the continental oongress ana visiting and resident Daughters in honor of the board at her residence. 1618 luth street northwest, Friday evening. Mrs. Smith was assisted in receiving by the la dies of the advisory board, Mrs. Florence M. Oarmotly, Mrs. William H. Decker, Miss Fannie Lee Reeves, Mrs. Georgiana L. Rogers, Miss Hattie H. narrower, Miss Anna. B. Graham, Miss Emeline W. Cllft and by Mrs. Bacon, the regent of the chap ter, and Mies Ida Hinman, the historian. Ml SB lianas rendered several vocal boIos, Miss Farrow played a violin selection, ac companied on the piano by Miss Hennen; Miss Wilmuth Gary played an original com position on the piano; Mrs. Blukely of South Carolina recited two dialect pieces and Mr. F. D. Piatt played an original com position on the piano, which he dedicated to the Continental Chapter. Refreshments were served in the dining room. The Theosophical Society held its regular meeting at its headquarters Sunday even ing. The program was opened by a piane solo by Mrs. Woodward, which was fol lowed by a selected reading from "Esoteric Christianity" by Mrs. Duffle. The president (Mr. Cory) read a lecture by Mr. Leadbeat er, entitled "White and Black Magic." The meeting was closed with a song by Mr. Maxim. The Abracadabra Club held a meeting April ?7 at the home of Mrs. Appleton P. Clark, junior, with Mr. Besseliever presid ing. Several amendments to the constitu tion were considered and, after much de bate, adopted. Mrs. C. H. Squler read an essay, reciting what is known of the great German poem of entlquity, the "Neblungen Lied," and making an epitome of its story. Mrs. F. B. Brock mada known a discovery of a bacterial disease now spreading over the country and said to be contracted from the dust of highways, which leads to on un controllable desire to travel, threatening do mestic infelicity If not satisfied. It was il lustrated with pen pictures of journeys in adjoining provinces. Mr3. A. P. Clark sup plied the place of an absentee with a hum orous recitation. During the social hour refreshments were served, and Mr. G. A. Clark sang "The Stein Song," "Happy Three" and "My Love, Nell," and Miss Grace K. Miller sang ".'apanese Love Song," "Sing Me to Sleep" and other songs. The vocal music was accompanied by Mrs. H. G. Wilbur. The members present were: Mrs. C. G. Abbott, Mr. a A. Clark, Miss E. Doherty, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney L Besse liever, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Clark, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. James McKee, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Perham and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Squier. The visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Clark, Mrs. Maskodal, Miss Mar guerite Clark, Miss Henrietta Rockwood of Boston and Miss Grace K. Miller. At a recent meeting new officers for the season beginning next October were elected. They are: President, Rev. Henry Baker; vice presidents. Mr. Aurestus S. Perham and Mr. Appleton P. Clark, Jr.; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Myron L. Story; cor responding secretary, Mr. Amherst Barber, and executive committee, Mr. Sydney I. Besseliever, Mrs. Brock, G. McKee, Miss Doherty and Mrs. Squier. The Ladles' Union Veteran Legion gave a "SUgaring-ofT party" recently at the Span ish War Veterans' Hall on 6th street. It was in every way a success, the banquet hall and the upper floor being crowded with members of this legion and veterans from Encampment 111, and Post 1, G. A. R. Mrs. Ella Knight had charge of the en tertainment, as chairman of that commit tee. Mrs. Ada H. Weiss is the president of the legion. The program opened by the singing of "America." Then followed a piano solo. Miss Jacoby; vocal solo, Mr. Justice Loomls; recitation, Mr. Plttman; piano solo, Miss Olive Keys; violin solo, Mr. Harry Witt; vocal solo, Mrs. Flora A. Lewis, and afterward dancing and refresh ments. The upper hall was in charge of Miss Lillian Norton, Mrs. Flora A. Lewis and Miss Knight. The rooms set aside for the party were decorated with palms and cut flowers as were the various tables. The heads of the committees In charge of the tables were Mrs. Sarah Berry, Mis. Eliza beth Hilton, Mrs. Catherine Mackenzie, Mrs. Nellie Norton and Mrs. George Johns ton. The Alliance Club held its last meeting of the season Friday morning and decided to carry on the work of the Kramery Street Mission. Next year it is expected that a great deal of work In that line will be done. All of the old officers were re-elected to serve next season. Members of the Chevy Chase Reading Class have given a series of entertainments during the winter, the last one of which took place in the Library of Education building recently, when Mrs. Norr and Miss Prall rendered with music "Enoch Erden." Clifford Howard read an original story and a play, entitled "A Woman's Busi ness Meeting," was given by the following ladies, who were trained by Miss Robeson; Mrs. Verrill, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Robert son, Mrs. Hodges, Miss McNulty, Mi's. Richards, Mrs. Bowen, Miss Allen, Cedar White and Mrs. Daniel C. Paul. The Twentieth Century Club held an evening meeting in the chapel last week, which was an unusual event, the meetings^ being generally held in the morning. Mrs. John E. Wilkey read a paper on "Some English Experiences," which was humor ous. The music was rendered by Mr. Wm. G. Green's orchestra. Mrs. Bernard Green la the president of this club. Supper was served, and a pleasant evening followed. The Sophocles Club held a meeting Thursday evening at the home of Dr. Frank Sewell, when a musical and literary program was given. The previous meeting was held at the home of its president, Mr. Steele, when officers for the ensuing year were elected. Mr. Steele was re-elected and the other offloers are; Vice president. Dr. Farquhar; seoond vice president, Mrs. Daniel C. Paul; secretary, Mr. Goddard; treasurer, Mrs. David C. White. A paper was read by Miss Elmlna Cox, in which she made a comparison of the Greek char acters Olytemnestra and Orestes to Shakespeare's characters, Lady Macbeth and Hamlet. The last regular meeting of the Unity Buy Quaker Oats Now BUY IT TO-DAY FOR A FEW WEEKS ONLY Every user of Quaker Oats has an equal chance to secure part of this $10,000.00. There are no conditions, no restrictions. S???e?gpoji&ii0W Club of 1874. for the present season, was held at the Riggs Houst Tuesday evening, April 19, Mr. L. H. Patterson presiding. The entertainment opened -with a piano solo by Miss Annl* Garrison, followed by the principal paper of the evening, "A Ho bo's Philosophy," by Judge E. P. Seeds. The address abounded in many Interesting ideas and incidents connected with that class of people. Mr. H. P. Holden In a humorous vein commented on the paper of Judge Seeds. The meeting was largely attended and concluded with a musical and literary pro gram, as follows: Soprano solo, "A Gypsy Maid am I," by Mrs. Jessie Spencer Hover, accompanied by Mrs. Bessie N. Wilde, and for an encore the "Lotus Flower." Recita tion, "Grandma's Mother's Mother," by Miss Jannie Ferguson. Soprano solos, by Miss Blanche Thyson, Miss Peacock, ac companist, 'For All Eternity" and "Vio lets." Recitation from Enoch Arden, by Mr. Joseph A. Ketcham. The Columbia Heights Art Club held its weekly meeting Thursday. The chairman .yas Mrs. Seip. Miss Barlow read the re vised program of study for the coming year, which was unanimously Indorsed by the club. The paper of the day, "Switzerland," was read by Mrs. Dorrls. It received close attention and was given applause at its finish. Miss Barlow read an article on Sargent's most popular picture, called "Car nation Liiy." Mrs. Selp read an original paper on the burning of the libraries of an cient Rome. Mrs. Isabella Bucher Chase sang "Mrs. Lofty and I," accompanying herself on a guitar. For an encore she sang "Kate of Colraine." Later she gave two recitations. "The Little Red Hen" and "Why a Little Boy Stayed From Church." The program closed with an original in strumental solo on the guitar by Mrs. Chase. There was a meeting of the Short Story Club Tuesday at the home of Mr. Clifford Howard at Chevy Chase, Md. The parlors were artistically decorated with plants and . flagrant spring blossoms. The host gave the story of the evening, entitled "Martha," relating in a tragic vein the old-new tale of a wife's devotion to a drunken husband. Mrs. Anna M. Parks followed with a read ing of "Her Trip to the Azores," Mrs. Belle C. Sanders gave "A Sketch," and Capt. F. V, De Coster favored the audience with a recitation. The musical program was as follows: Piano solo by Mrs. Charles 8. Hyer, (a) "Funeral March of the Mario nettes," (b) "The Chase of the Witches;" quartet by Miss Lillian M. Lewis, Mrs. Clifford Howard, Mr. Eugene E. Stevens and Dr. William Hamilton, (a) "Loch Lo mond," (b)"Eventide;" bass solo by Mr. Eu gene E. Stevens, (a) "Gipsy John," (b) "The Ould Plaid Shawl;" soprano solo by Miss Lillian Lewis, (a) "Because of You." (b) "Till Death;" tenor solo by Dr. William Hamilton, (a) "If I Were a Knight of the Olden Time," (b) "Spring Song;" contralto solo by Mrs. Clifford Howard, (a) "Spanish Love Song," (b) "Chansonette," composed by Mrs. Howard and the words by Mr. Howard. Among those present were Prof. Hyland C. Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Howard, Miss Bertha Frances Wolfe, Miss Gertrude Withington, Mrs. E. M. Willis. Miss Belle C. Saunders, Mrs. Rosa L Tcwnshend, Capt. Fred I. Dean, Mrs. F. L. Berringer, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Whitaker, Miss Katherlne Shelby Todd, Miss Fannie M O'Rourke, Mrs. Mary O..A*new, Capt. nnd Mrs F V. De Coster, Miss Mary C. Bennett Judge and Mrs. Charles H. Stro de?Um cfl. Hyer, Dr. William Hamll ton, Mr. Eugene E. Stevens, Mr. Francis C. Huebner, Mrs. Anna M. Parka, Miss M. A. Parke, Mrs. M. St. C. Blackburn, Mrs. Wilbur G. Miller, Mrs. Mary A. Baxter, Mrs. Marie G. Golley. The Excelsior Mimical and Literary Club met In social session Wednesday evening at the home of its organization sixteen years ago, the residence of Mrs. A. H. Frear, 8th street northeast- Prelimi nary business concerns were dispensed with, and after a half hour of greetings and social chat of members and visitors, a piano solo was rendered by Mrs. J. H. Cun ningham, a violin solo by Miss Louise Mae Farrow, a zither solo by Mr. Frederick Mueller, songs were given by Mrs. Fen tress, and Instrumental and vocal solos duets and trios by Mrs. Fentress, Mrs. and Mr. Frear. The Misses Margarette M. Car roll and Leona Feathers alternated as ac companists. A recitation was given by Miss Mattie J. Pearson. President Joseph E. Hart extended greetings and congratula tions from Capitol Hill Literary Society. Mr. S. W. Russell read an original hlstorlo sketch in verse. The reading for the even ing was an original p-tper by Mrs. Margaret Huddleson, entitled "Memories of Outdoor Paris." Among tlio^e present not already mentioned were Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson,' Mrs. C. S. N. Seeley, Mrs. A. T. Blover, Mrs. W. M. Farrow. Mrs. J. E. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Webb, Mrs. W. 8. Chewning, Mrs. E. J. Mueller and the Misses Etta Clements. Lillian and Cecllf Sale. A Hero's Reward. From the London Telegraph. A few days ago an old man named Sam uel Wilberley was killed upon the railway by a passing train. His last days. It ap* peared, had been spent in Edmonton work house. At the Inquest It was revealed that Wilberley was an old soldier. He enlisted when only eighteen in the famous Ninety fifth Foot. He distinguished himself at th* battle of the Alma, when Sir de Lacy Evans mentioned him in division orders. 1^ the repulse of the Russian sortie he shon* and again In the bloody grapple of Inker* man. He volunteered upon one occasion tO carry ammunition to the Quarries under the deadly lire of that day, and was in th? trenches throughout the whole of the siege. The Gazette Itself published the services of Corporal Samuel Webb?the name under which Wilberley enlisted?and added that the young hero had received from hla queen the Crimean medal with three clasps and from the emperor of the French tbs cross of the Legion of HOnor. Corporal Webb was not entitled to a pension upon his dls? charge from the army. He never applied for assistance In any shape or form. Hammer and AnvlL Last ere I paused beside a blacksmiths law, And beard the anvil Has the reaper cblma| Then, looking In, I saw upon tba floor Ola hammers worn with beattnf yean as flaw "How many anrlla hare yon had t" said 1 "To wear and batter all these hammer* foT' "Just one," aald be; then said with twlskttag eye, _ . .. "The anvil wears the hammers oat, ftm Bt*.1 And so, I thought, the anrU of Ood's Wtfi For aires skeptic blows have bast SPSS; Tat, though tbe noise of falling blow* WW Tba aarll la unbanned?tba bam mars actm.