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We clse at 6 R.m.-ata i p.m.4. Delicious Ices and Ice Creams . PREPARED. IN A FEW MINUTES. With one of our modern, easy run r.irg. rapid fre,-zing lee cream freez ers yi.u may pre pare the most delic-A Jous i es. ie.- creams. sheibets and other cool and tefreshing dciserts in a few minu:tes at small cnst. and they will hive that delightful home made flavor, too. WhiteMountainFreezersy 2 quart. .. . . . . . . . . .. . $1 5 b iuart .. . . .. 8.. .. .. . . . 3.5,4 8-quart.............................. $4.65 Arctic Freezers. 2-qurt................ $1.75 8-ynart.. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . $2.00 4-quart. ............................. $2.50 FILL INE of FRtM:MZ'R PARTS FOR FILTERSO All the good kirds of Filters at the lowest kinds of prices. Champion Filters. $1.50 up Roberts Filters... $2.00 up Acorn Filters.........$2.50 Stone-jar Water Coolers and Filters combined... $2 up EXTRA FiLTE4R ST()N ALWAYS IN ALCOHOL STOVE5, Handy little Alcohol Stoves for travelers Stvsfrt ec-the sick room-my la- die' doaingtabes dies epsing tables and useful In a h~un- e~ dred '; a" "~ to $3 .75 drdother ways. t Barber & Ross, 11th and O Sts. Pets a"d pleas Never keep company long when given an application of THOMPSON'S INSECT POWIlt. It's sure death to all such en emies of dogs., cats, etc. More effective less troublesome than washing. In airtight cans. 1710c.. ISc., 25e. and 0e. can. W .S.Thompson Pharmacy, 703 15th at. FRANK C. HENRY. Prop. au5 2lld EDMONSTON'S-Home of the original "FOOT FORM" Boots and Oxfords for Men, Women and Children. 4 Store closes Saturday at 6 p.m. -A Snap -From the --Final -Remnant -Sale of -Oxfords. WomeP_n's. ~TAN OXFORDS Worth up to $3.50, for $1.98. A lot of Women's Tan Ox-* *fordls in the stylish shapes and* +desirable shades of tan-that+ sold regularly *up to $3.50.-f .To close out~l 9 .Saturday at.. Edmonston 's 1334 F St. 'Phone It Qatek if ye3 want thia Desatiful Ma Irighet Psame. ns mtar Prie. S45 Sweetal Priee, 6150. o3 termeS to gnut ,.reb..er. SANDERS * wrTAMaN co., 12 F Street. ~~=ElR MIL. $1.00. A. KAHN,9036 F STREET. Kills at Every "PASTE." TRY A 30OTIE MAURE R'S RAT AND ROACH PASTE L.. Y...la Fewiss S., D. MAURER & SON, an. -' _ _ _ -_ ,,_. _ - AT CAMP_OROWAl Militia Men Improving ai Soldiers. COMING ATHLETIC MEEI PROGRAX POR THE EVETS AP PROVED BY THE GENERAL. Many Points of Interest to Visitors Care of the Camp Horses. Special from a Staf Correspondent. CAMP ORDWAY. HARPER'S FERRY W. Va., August 5.-Another ideal day if favoring the troops of the National Guard of the District of Columbia and the detach ment of regular troops in camp here witi the citizen soldiery. The sun is shining, but the conditions for military work area perfect, as a cool breeze is constantly in evidence. The drilling from 9 o'clock to U o'clock this morning was for the most part by battalion in extended order. Every few minutes a battalion would charge, and with the men yelling, an imaginary enemy, usu ally headquarters, was captured or put 'o rout. The men seemed to take to the work witl the utmost enthusiasm, and if the progress thus far made continues at the same pace till the end of next week, the brigade will return to Washington a thoroughly efficient military organization. It certainly seemi that full returns are being secured for the money expended. The brigade rifle team was out at 1 o'clock this morning for an hoUr df ikirmisti drill. Some good practice was also in dulged in by the team yesterday after noon, silhouette targets and. blank ammu nition being used. An innovation was noted this afternoon. After the District's battery had observed the drill of the 4th Battery, Field Artillery, the National Guard organization took the field with regular batterymen handling cer tain of the horses. . This, it is believed, will prove not only instructive, but will demonstrate whether green horses or untrained men mostl need attention. The mounted officers of the brigade have been ordered to assemble for drill at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Captain Foote, Captain Koester, Captain Hickok and the other officers of the de tachment of regular troops, made an official call on General Harries this morning. The commanding general, with his staff, re turned the call later in the day. The first official visitors will be received tomorrow. They will be District Commis sioners Macfarland and West. General Har ries and his staff will meet the Commission ers at the railroad station and escort them to the city of canvas. A salute will be fired in honor of the visitors, who will arrive at Harper's Ferry about ten minutes before 12 o'clock. They will remain here until 9:20 o'clock in the evening. The Athletic Meet. The program of tlhe athletic meet, which will take place next Monday afternoon, be ginning at 2 o'clock, has been prepared by Captain Edwards and approved by General Harries. The drill ground will be used as the athletic field and all the events will be easily seen from the hillside in front of headquarters. The first contest will be a fifty-yard dash, which ik-to be followed by putting the 16-pound shot. Next there will be a 100-yard dash. For the latter event the men competing will be required to equip themselves in heavy marching or der, which includes a full uniform, heavy :hoes, blanket roll and gun. A three-leg ged race for a distance of fifty yards prom ises to be an amusing incident of the day's sport. There will be another 100-yard dash in which the men will be permitted to wear light running suits if they so de sire. After this is to be a running broad jump and next a cross country run. There will not be much real country cov ered by the run. The course will be en tirely around the drill field in the form of a square. In putting the shot each man will be al lowed but one "put," but the three mak ing the longest throws will compete a second time to determine which is en titled to first place. Each man who enters must report be fore the start equipped with khaki uni form without blouse, and carrying blanket roll, haversack, canteen, belt, bayonet, scab bard and rifle. In the running broad jump there will be one try, and the three best men will jump again to decide who shall be entitled to the lead. In the cross-country run light run ning suits may be worn. Only guardsmen who have been in camp for seven days will be eligible to compete in the games. Entries must be made with Captain Edwards, Company E, 1st Regi ment, not later than tomorrow. The first prize in each event will be a box of cigars. Three prizes for the three men making the highest number of points in the games will be donated by General Harries. The first prize for points will be a pair of gold cuff buttons; the second prize a gold scarf pin, and the third prize a silver cloth brush. Capt. Wayne Smith is the doner of a gold medal as a prize to the winner of the cross country run. A base ball game between teams representing the 1st and 2d Regi ments will be played next Tuesday at 2 o'cloc'k, while a match game between two base ball teams, one representing Com panies A and B. and the other Companies C and D, 1st Separate Battalion, is sched uled to occur at 2 o'clock Wednesday after noon. Captain Edwards, Captain Swigart and Lieutenant Walker are the managers, respectively, of the 1st Regiment, 2d Regi ment and 1st Separate Battalion teams. Of Interest to Visitors. Yesterlay afternoon proved most inter esting to the large number of visitors to camp, who found sufficient to entertain them throughout their visit. The series of three guard mountings began at 1:15 o'clock. Three-quarters of an hour later the 4th Battery, Field Artllery, United States Army, commanded by Capt. Stephen M. Foote, from Fort Myer, gave a drill, the most interested spectators being the mem bers of the District's artillery organization. The National Guard battery observed with care, every deta'il of the work of the reg ulars, and the lesson was a valuable one. Capt. Foote's command was selected to participate in the mHitary tournament re cently held in Madison Square Garden, New York, and is considered one of the best drilled, if not the very finest, field battery in the regular servIce. When the regulars left the field the 1st Battery from the national capital marched on and made commendablE progress, handi capped as it is by green horses and a large number of greener men. Hardly had the battery drill ended when first call for bri gade parade was sOunded. Then matters took a decidedly merious turn. Rain began to fall and rather briskly, too. Dark clouds were moving in the direction of the camp. It was a question whether or not the sound ing of recall would have to be ordered. But way over on Loudoun Height. a portion of a rainbow was detected and that ended the matter. The ceremony proceeded and the guardsmen marched to the parade ground in a driving rain. The rainbow proved a true sign, how ever, and In short order the mun was shining again. A most decided improve ment over the day before was noted In the way the ceremony was performed. The regular concert by the brigade band in front of headquarters from 7 to 8 o'clock was enjoyed by a large gather lag of guardsmen and visitors. At S o'clock the officers of the brigade as sembled in response to officers' calL. They were addressed by Capt. B. M. Foote, 4th Battery, Field Artillery, his subject being field artillery work. Captain Foote is an expert in his particular line and he described the organization and purposes of the field artillery in detail and in such a capable manner that he was rewarded by prolonged applause. After the lecture General Harries re viewed briefly the work of yesterday, and announced the program for today. Ca5t Joseph P. Dickmsa of the general stf of the army arrived here today in obedience to special orders from the War Department, for' the purpose of de livering a lecture to the offeers of the District Nktional Guasrd this evening. Colnela Lend, nteda aates a..., .. tiredl. Major Townsend. formerly. chief of ordnanee, District of Columbia Miltia. and Mr. George Harvey of Washington are visiting General Barries. at- head quarters today. Cae ot Camp Herses. The care of the camp horses is a work of some magnitude this year. There are kept in the corral 85 horses, of which 70 are rid den by oficers of the guard. This is about 40 more than there were In the corral at Leesburg last year. The corral Is located near the entrance to the camp inclosure, and Is a long, low shed of wood about 75'feet long, open on both sides, a g'p of six or seven tents and a large galvaSised iron tank holding about 1,000 gallons of water supplied from a spring nearby. This water Is used exclusively for the watering of the horses at the corral. The feeding of the animals requires a large amount of feed. They are given the regular army horse ra tion. which consists of 12 pounds of oats and 14 pounds of hay each day. The corral Is in charge of First Lieut. George A. Von Dachenhausen, quartermaster of the 5th Battalloo, who is detailed specially for this duty.. He has the assistance of nine hostlers, and the horses under their care are kept In the best possible condition. None of the mounts has been sick or Injured. Besides the feed for the officers' horses, that for the animals of the 1st Battery, Field Ar tillery, also comes from the corral. There are sixty horses in the battery, and fortu nately for the corral It has nothing to do with their care except to furnish the food. The men of the battery groom their horses themselves, having a special shed in wnich they are kept. Speaking of horses, one of the most beau tiful and touching sights imaginable was witnessed late yesterday afternoon just in the rear of headquarters. A most efficient and popular army officer, on duty hete by War Department detail as an instruct5r. is Capt. Mervin C. Buckey of the artillery corps. Capt. Buckey is thoroughly imbued with the cavalry and artillery idea that the care of his horse is one of the most import ant duties that falls to the lot of a soldier. The officer In question has here, what he declares. Is a thoroughbred. He rode the animal across country to camp from the plains way off In Fauquier county, Va. He thinks an awful lot of that horse, but, real ly. what he did yesterday was just a little bit too far-fetched, In the opinion of one or two staff officers who are flippantly in clined, for any use. Capt. Buckey was dis covered all by himself very busily engaged with needle and thread completely Incasi:g his beloved steed with mosquito netting. He said he was doing it to keep off the flies. But the most amusing feature of the whole performance was the fact that within half an hour after his arduous labor was ended the mosquito netting had to be re moved in order that the artillery officer could ride his horse on dress parade. But Capt. Buckey is a soldier with a sweet disposition, and It is absolutely Impossible to ruffle his temper. An amiable smile is the only response he makes to the caustic comments that have to do with the placing of that mosquito netting about the horse. The brigade band concert program to be rendered at headquarters this evening at 8 o'clock Is as follows: 1. March, "The Yankee Girl"........Lampe 2. Selection. "Chilean Dance.......Missud 8. Overture, "Bedelia"............Jerome 4. Selection, "Tannhauser".........Wagner 5. March, "The Jolly General"........Moret 6. Intermezzo, "Hyacinth".........Hatch 7. Waltz, "Wedding of the Winds".....Hall 8. March. "The Passing Band"..Lansing 9. March, "Main Chance..........Shremer C. F. C. SECRET OF JAPAN'S STRENGTH. The Unapproachable Skill of Japanese Husbandry. Fro the Boeklovers' Magazine. The same diligent genius that enables a landscape gardener in Japan to compass within a few square yards of land a forest, a bridge-spanned stream, a waterfall and lake, a chain of terraced hills, gardens of chrysanthemums, hyacinths, peonies and pinks. a beetling crag crowned with a dwarfed conifer, and through all the dainty park meandering paths with here a shrine and there a dainty summer house, has made it possible for the farmers of the em pire to build up on less than l9,000 square miles of arable land the most remarkable agricultural nation the world has known. If all the tillable acres of Japan were merged into one field. a man in an auto mebile, traveling at the rate of fifty miles an hour. could skirt the entire perimeter of arable Japan in eleven hours. Upon this narrow freehold Japan has reared a nation of imperial power, which is determined to enjoy commercial pre-eminence over all the world of wealth and opportunity from Siberia to Siam. and already, by force of arms. Is driving from the shores of Asia the greatest monarchy of Europe. The secret of the success of the little day break kingdom has been a mystery to many stude nts of nations. Patriotism does not explain the riddle of Its strength, neither car commerce, nor military equipment .-or manufacturing skill. Western nations will fail fully to grasp the secret of the dynamic inte,si-ty of Japan today, and will danger orsly underestimate the- formidable possi bilities of the greater Japan-the Dai Nip pon-of tomorrow, until they begin to study i'eriously the agricultural triumphs of that er-plre. For Japan. more scientifically than any other nation, past or present, has per fected the art of sending the roots of Its civilization enduringly into the soil. Progressive experts of high authority throughout the orient now admit that in all the annals of agriculture there is nothing that ever approached the scientific skill of sunrise husbandry. Patient diligence, with knowledge of chemistry of soil and the ph) siology of plants, have yielded results] that have astounded the most advanced agriculturists In western na-tions. Is the War Revolutionizing RussiaP Prom Hiarper's Weekly. The war In the far east is already bringing a healthy awakening within the Russian empire. The czar has already initiated or assented to four important1 reforms, all of them matters which have been cardinal grievances against the au tocracy. The last Is the most noteworthy; the old, bad system of administrative con demnation for political crimes Is swept away by a stroke of the pen, and the epoch, which began early last centpry with the December exiles, and continued 1 through the days of Bakunin, Lavroff, I Stepniak and Underground Russia, and which furnished so many heart-rending stories of Siberian exile, is closed forever. At last the great principle of open 'frial, which is the butwark of civil liberty in every country on earth, and the estab lishing of wich In the modern world Is t one of the chief glories of England, Isr extended to those political malcontents In Russie who are often mperely impul sive radicals, too much ahead of the times and in bad odor with the autocratic au thorities. What a Nation Bats., From Harper's Weekly. A committee of the Royal Statistical b ociety of Great Britain has recently been engaged in Investigating the productionr and consumption of meat and dairy prod ucts In that country, and while they findt that there has been increased productIon, yet It has not been on a scale propor tional with the Increase In population. According to its report, submitted at a a recent meeting of the society, the average consumption per head In Great Britain was, of meat 121.8 pounds. of milk 15 gal Ions, of cheese 10.5 pounds, an(of butter 16.5 pounds. The amount of meat In cluded 56.6 pounds of beef and veal, 27.5 pounds of mutton and lamb, and 86.8 pounds of bacon and pork. In addition, the British people consume extensive quantities of poultry, game, rabbits, etc., which are not included in the above sum mary. The average of fifteen gallons of milk does not Include separated or skim1 milk or condensed milk, both of which are consumed to an appreciable degree. In comparison with the continenta coun tries, England consumes mucl more meat, but considerably less than the r United States and Australia. I Republican. Confer in UaM1adaphig, ( NEW YORK, August 5.--Chairman ' Babook and Secretary Overutreet of the republican congressIonal campaign em mittee went to PhiladelphIa today to I ieet a number of men interested In the Saturday brin Sale and to m usually attrac sizes somewhi your particula Two=Garment Important Pr There are in the neighborhoo Suits in the offering. Your c in plain or .fancy effects. Regular Price, For This Boys' Straw Hats. One lot of Boys' Straw Yacht Hats. Sizes 6% to 64. Regular Price, 50c. and 75c. Sale Price, 35c. Children's Straw Hats. One lot of Children's Wide brimmed Sailors, with long streamers; in Blue and White mixture straw or Red and White. Regular Price, 75c. Sale Price, 25c. Neglige Shirts for Men. Well-fashioned Shirts in a va riety of white, colored, striped and figured patterns. Sizes 15 to 17Y2. Regula Price, 50 d 75c. Sale P 'ce, 35c. $traw - We have ag yet some few Stra we may have room for our ne much less than cost. Values up t< Soft Braids, all sizes; Values. up t: x- - Pennsylvania I NFORMS FOR GUARDS orkhouse Employes to Wear Navy Blue Clothes. EFORMS INSTITUTED LPERINTENTDENT'S PLANS JOE IMPROVING THE sEEVICE. fort to Induce Inmates to Lead Ret ter Live5-What the Prisoners Eat. The workhouse guards and watchmen will on appear in natty uniforms of navy lue, with caps to match. Supt. Louis F. inkhan has himself set the example. while on duty about the institution he rears a dark blue uniform similar to the atigue suit and cap worn by regular army ificers. On the collar of his coat appears igolden letters "Superintendent."4 he proposed uniforming of the guards is1 t one of the reforms which, regarded am I cessary, are being instituted by the new ierintendent. n conversation with a reporter yesterday fternoon Mr. Zinkhanl said the first month .fhis superintendency of the Washington aylum had largely been one of observa o. He had found, he stated, that many eforms were necessary to make the insti ution modern, and these would be made rapidly as posgiblg The old rules and gulatons gove4fS n he workhouse were eferred to. and li. kkhan was informed hat several years ago the watchman in l harge of the workhouse was required to ead those rules to the prisoners fresh rom the Police""Cou before they hadI ithed and donned their zebra-striped prison Taged wateli~ : aWyS prefaced the eading of the rules D'a little extempora ous speech, which 1went something like "Nw, men. you. VPbeen sent down here I the judge of elee0c Cedrt to do ine. You willfl find that this is a rorhose,. not a playhouse. It is a prison nd not a hoteL, you. all not get a table 'bote dinner, butr. . .tla Jood suitable I r workingmen, proided you obey the ules I am goIng to read to you. If you n't then into the 'glad room' or dungeon u go, and you WetiTwet fat on the bread d water you reeive there, either." The watehman was then accustomed to plain to the new pisoners the use of e anklet chains, lily-Irons and other im lements and mnethod employed in enforc i discipline and b*ience, and said the glad room' or light 'dungeon was so named cause prisoners whO were placed therein were always very glad to get out again. 'The Individual Cages, oe of the reforms already inaugu ated'by superintendent Zinhhan are uin rtod to be bringing about good re lta 9ne of theO!M is, so far as possible, o,minethe priso3dets In individual cells eag By this means young men who ye but ueently entered upon a erer tbrske or aseeeanIor are kept away agsa the eonstanlt eom ofet adeed es,suinalsan evesaton and instrutons in Mya weaud prove meet basfL 3&. . Odds at gs to an end this ark this event we I tive list of offerin it broken, still thei r size and fancy is x Suits for Men at ice Reductions. d of stwo hundred Two-garment hoice may be had of Wool Crash, $7.50 and $8.50. ale, $3.50. x Outing Belts for Men. In all sizes and leathers. Our entire stock is at your disposal for half their regular price. $1.50 Values - 75c. $1.00 Values - SOc. 50c. Values - 25c. 25c. Values - 12c. Boys' Knee Trousers. Of Fancy Mixtures; taped seams and pat. waistbands. Sizes 3 to 16 years. Value, $1.00. For This Sale, SOc. Boys' Double-Breasted or Norfolk Suits. Cheviot and Cassimere Suits for Boys, in broken sizes from 7 to 16 years. There are only about twenty-five suits, so the earlier the call the better. Regular Price, $3, $3.50 and $4. For This Sale, $1.75. ts for Men. ws to dispose of. In order that v lines we offer them to you at a $3.50-=85c. split Straws, 7% to 7%. $1.35==45c. x Lvenue. ..inkhan is a Christian, and at the Sun lay religious services he addresses the )risoners, and urges them to lead better ives. "It would greatly please me." he said n a recent address to several hundreds of he male culprits, "to see every cell in his place empty. I would rather that here should not be a prisoner within hese walls, even if I had to lose my po tition, and if you will give heed to my words, I will help you to keep away from his prison instead of coming here as )ften and regularly as you do." The new superintendent in speaking of he dark dungeon, the ''gald room," the eg irons and other means of punishment, aid while he is in charge of the work jouse harsh measures to enforce disci >line and obedience will never be re 'orted to when the desired results can e accomplished 1y kindness and per uasion. Another reform which is aabout to be naugurated, and which is important from sanitary and cleanly standpoint, will be the placing of long dining tables in he corridors, from which the prisoner. an eat their meals. At present and ince the establishment of the work iouse the meals have been furnished the nmates in long tin receptacles, and they rave been required to devour their food is best they could in their cells. This ias resulted in uncleanliness and insan tary conditions. Still another reform will he the intro uction of electric lights about the rrounds and in the new wing, which is jow occupied. Here the individual cells, ir cages, as they are more generally des gnated, are each supplied with running rater, a -stationary washstand and lay itory, and a neat, well-kept cot. The eli and corridor floors are kept scrupu ously clean and sanitary rules are trictly observed. The interior arrangements are very nuch on the order of those of the Mary and state penitentiary at aJtimore. The lew building is known as th isouth wing. t has a capacity for accommodating 144 irisoners. By an automatic arrange nent all the eighteen cage doors along ny one of the tiers can be opened and losed simultaneously by pulling a lever. )r any one, two, three, four or five doors an be so opened or closed a.t the will of he opetdor. By this arrangement all he doors in the building can be opened n a few mojQnts to let the prisoners out o go to Wk, or closed at night when he bi 'hor aJ blown for "lights out and Ventilan and Temperature. The steel cages are perfectly ventilated nd the temnperature is maintained at bout seventy degrees on the hottest ays. To bring about this result there is bi." ventilating fan down stairs which m used when necessary. As a result here is an almost entire absence of the tifling smell, known as "the prison dor," which is so common to jails, sta Ion houses and other places of confine ment. Escape from the steel cages is well-nigh mpossible. The cellm, besides being me uire, are about fourteen feet from the unter walls, the intervening apace being oridors, which are patrolled by guardis with flashing lanterns throughout th tight. The small, steel-barred windows in he wall. are fully twelve feet from the oencreted floor. Work on the new east wing, to be similar o that now occupied, will soon be com menced. Congress at its next session wili erhaps make provision for the north wing nd administration building. The latter will ontain the offices of the institution, dining nd bath rooms and other necessary apart ments. The work of laying cement floors in the elUs of the old workhouse has Js'been hodiio s ralq.Whtle his work was in pets Uw,~e~ linkhan requested -~I 41thf un riet branch of the Cort to es as End os g cpMed wit~h the - and, ha werk was esmaistedte etltni id Ends. our Semi=Annual A iave for your consid gs. While the lots *e is a generous a sure to be represen Suits for Y (15 to 19 Years) The lot comprises fifty Suits fo: Flannels, Cheviots and Cassim< Regular Price, 5 For This S x Boys' Wash Suits. Small lots of Boys' Wash Suits, in plain white and fancy pat terns. Broken sizes, 3 to 10 years. Regular Price Up to $1.50. For This Sale, 35c. Neglige Shirts for Boys. In plain White and Fancy Madras. All sizes. Regular Price, 75c. and $1. For This Sale, 50c. Young Men's Odd Vests. Vests which formed part of our $18 suits -of Serge, Black Worsted, Fancy Worsted, Chev iot and Homespun. Sizes 31 to 36. Special, 50c. Boys' Ties. Boys' Windsors, Four-in-hands and Shield Bows-slightly soil ed in the handling. Regular Price, 25c. Sale Price, 5c. Shoes for One lot of Black and Tan Vici High Shoes or Oxford Ties for gle or double soles; newest strai Regular Price, For This Si ence. The walls of the old building are now being scraped for smoothing and white washing. When the old brick floors, which have been in use since the workhouse was es tablished in the late sixties were taken up by the workmen the bricks were so worn that the majority of them were only an inch thick. Individual cells will be estab lished in the old structure, so far as is practicable. Another reform instituted by Mr. Zink han concerns the dietary arrangement of the workhouse, almshouse and hospital. He carefully scans all the requisitions for food supplies every day, and has constantly before him on his desk the several menus he has arranged for the institution. These diet lIsts embrace: For the hos pital, breakfast, a cereal, hash, bread, but ter and coffee; dinner, soup, meat, hominy or rice and bread; supper, stewed fruIt, bread, butter and tea. The meals for the hospital are prepared in a separate kitchen. Almshouse and workhouses--Breakfast, salt fish twice a week, oatmeal three times a week, hash twice a week, bread and cof fee; dinner, soup, meat, vegetables, corn or wheat bread; supper, bread, butter, stewed fruit and tea. Cheese and ginger cakes are furnished in the almshouse for supper two or three days each week. A regular bakery with two' bakers is maintained, and Mr. Zinkhan has had the quality of the bread greatly improved. Vegetables Grown on Parm. The vegetables consumed are nearly all raised on the adjoining far'm of fifty acres, about fifteen to twenty acres of which are cultivated by prison labor. The vegetables produced include beets, carrots, tomatoes, beans, corn and.onions. The superintendent requires daily reports to be made to him of the quantities of vegetables taken from the farm for the almahouse, hospital and work houses. The laundry work for the several institu tions is all done by the female prisoners, who wear a distinctive suit, consisting of a dark blue frock. The lower floors of the workhouse resembles a large laundry with all modern appliances. Sewing for the in stitution is performed by female prisoners on the upper floors. Religious services on. Sundays are encour aged. In the morning several Catholic workers visit the place, while the Protest ant denominations and missions hold forth in the afternoon. Superintendent Zinkhan i revising the old rules, and making a num ber of important changes therein. In a short while he hopes the evolution of the workhouse from the former ancient prison to a modern reformatory will be complete. An Innovation in the hospital branch is the establishment of an out-of-door pavilion for consumptives. The one now in use was patterned after those in use on Blackwells [sland, N. Y., and is occupied by white male patients. It has a double canvas roof, with .n air space of about eight inches between the roofs; large canvas windows and mod ern ventilating apparatus for admitting a full and free current of air, A pavilion for colored women consump tive patients has been completed and is nearly ready for occupancy. It has wire creened windows which permit the free passage of air and yet exclude flies and other insects, and a large air-space below the roof. The operating room in the main building as first-class antiseptic arrangements. It aa a glass-laid operating table, and is modern in every respect. This hospital has taken its place among the best in the Dis trict. Small combinatiop washstnd and bu reaus are being suppUied the sleigrooms n the almahouse. The unfoertunate lamates ay hereafter keep their effects in these receptacles, and avoid scattering then4 ibout their aprtments, as heretofore. A lary is maintane, and fresh milk from he Jersey cows is furnished the hospital patientsn. DdbIiags to Us Ce etl It is jroposed to osaneet the severa ha. ital buamas yith ithe assin bosptal e tatsing the "r-"-r and operating reese iy issans @r esvesd perehes, en which pa est da Ue g- is- bits a ouesier fter=Inventory leration an un are small and ssortment and ted. a oung Men. .-Second Floor. Young Men, in Homespuns, res. Sizes 31 to 35. 10 and $12.50. tile, $5.75. Women's and Children's Shoes. One lot of Black or Tan Vici Kid or Pat. Colt Oxford Ties for Women; turned soles; new est lasts. Regular Price, $2 and 52.50. For This Sale, $1.25. One lot of Canvas Oxfords for Women; odds and ends; broken sizes, in pearl, gray and tan col ors; wood or leather heels. Regular Price, $1.50. For This Sale, 75c. Children's Russia Calf Barefoot Sandals, in sizes up to misses' No. 2'S. Regular Price, $1.00. For This Sale, 69c. Lot of Misses' and Children's White, Gray and Pearl Coolie Cloth or Canvas Oxfords. Leather or rubber soles. Values Up to $1.50. For This Sale, 85c. 1'Ien. r Russian Calf or Pat. Colt men; lace or Blucher cut; sin ht or swing lasts. $3 and $3.50. die, $2.10. venth Street. day lives the people of Washington per haps give but little thought to the omclal colony of unfortunates, prisoners, paupers and patients in the corrective, charitable and curative institutions grouped under the title of Washington Asylum. They are sit uated in the extreme eastern part of the city, on a street that has been called "Calamity avenue," from the fact that along its length are the workhouse, poor house, hospital, the jail, with its grim gal lows ever in readiness for another victim; the potter's field, smallpox hospital and de tention camp near by. The Washington Asylum colony now has 62i unfortunate inhabitants, divided as fol lows: In the hospital, 118: In the work houses, male and female, 287; In the alms house. 215. To guard and care for this population It requires a force of seventy five watchmen, overseers, physicians, nurses, engineers and others. Truly, the coloy frmsan object lesson of mIsery adcmethat can be studied with profit by humanitarians and sociologists. Discuss the Wheat Situation. IL)NDON, August 5.-DiscussIng the wheat situation in London, T. H. Taylor, the largest English dealer in American wheat, said today: "There is some nervousness in the market here, consequent on the rise of prices In America, but there is not much excitement. In England as soon as American wheat prices go up arrangements are made for shipments from Argentina and Russia, which naturally brings prices down. I do not apprehend any great fluctuations in our market." Another dealer said: "The supplies of wheat already ordered are suficient to fill orders. Until now there has been no shortage in Russian wheat ian ports, but it is believed that something of the kind will occur in the near future in consequence of the withdrawal of the cars usually available for wheat transportation for military purposes." Finger-Print Identilcations, Prom Harper's Weeklyr. The identification of criminals by means of finger-prints introduced in re cent years in European police and penal etablishments Is paralleled by a similar custom which has been used in Korea for centurie, to identify female slaves. In a paper recently read before the Anthrop.. logical Society of London by a mission ary from Koree it was stated that in the deeds of sale of slaves the hand o/ the latter was placed on the sheet of paper on which the deed was inscribed, and an outline of the fingers and thumb wasn traced, while, in addition, an impression was made of each finger. Such Impres sions, which naturally furnished a comn plete identification, have been found on deeds that date back 1.200 years. change.sa national Features, Proma Aspects of Oscial Evoistles. Whether we look at portrait gallri. like Han.pton Court. or turn over illusta tions in old books, It is evident that some phyalognomlcal change has been taking place. The stout. plethoric, muscular, rud dy-faced man of. stolid expression Is be coming exceptional, and his place is being taken by a thinner, more alert, active type. The modern face is more keen, leaner and of Ies coarse mold than that of the older pioneers who laid the founde. tion of their country's greatness. What necoese of CnrdIm,al~ Prem Netens ani Q.sete. When I vlited the new Roman Caesse Cathedral in Wiematsrecn the elal who accompanied me pointed eat as final Vaughans hat dued ba id air on the left-ad ea sr to but eut side the cance!, and stated that it weand hang these .til In the it henme thineM the - With t1 t M W eyhate, as the at is the qymbgate the samle with whiek the -s bsus