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Weber. It is the one Piano that tl
cerned about?the progress of wl
by other manufacturers.
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piano," on his present tour is i
at the Metropolitan Opera
piano used by Caruso and ot!
the Weber.
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has never held other than one posi
great pianos of the world. But e
past, it is on the basis of what th
tide of popularity is sweeping irr
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outclassed by the products of the
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hich is most jealously watched
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the Weher. The oiano used
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PREPARATION.
Turkish Bath.
'oilet Purposes.
paration for the Hair,
ise Spots from Clothing.
isea Dy mosquuu ones,
i Hot Climates.
>lor to Carpets.
f. Softens Bard Water,
jring and other Sports.
yalties of Europe.
Ists, 25c. per bottle.
:enwlch Street. New York.
Sanitary Oyster
House.
You'll agree that the Steam
ed Oysters we serve are the
best you have ever tasted.
X All oysters shocked with the patent
la Sanitary Oyster Knife. We alao aerra
S Steaks, Chops. Lobsters. Ac. Excellent X
g cooking. ?
1422 Pennsylvania Ave.
EDWARD M. COLFORD. Prop.
?e30 90t,28
'Phone II. 2141
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brat Tihie of the year la emrrera.
Elegant 2 piece Stag handle Carving
Set (aclmltar blade, folly guaranteed
aa to quality of steel) for
John B. Espey,
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T\ \7EW
Headquarters.
Whenever you're ready to hare
toe Strain or Hot-wmter Plant
repaired or to bare a new ayttem
Installed we're ready to do the
work, nm-tlra aerrtoe caaran
teed. Now oceaiT'n* oar toe new
917 H St. N.W.
DISAGREE WITH JUDGE
COMMISSIOHBBS BBS NO BBA80B
FOB MODIFYING OBDEB.
Relative to the recent request of Judge
Kimball of the Police Court that the Com
missioners amend the existing- regulations
so as to allow the assistant corporation
counsel, detailed at the Police Court, to
nolle prosse such cases In which the Dis
trict's evidence does not warrant & prima
facie case, and thus relieve the court ol
the trial of many petty cases. Commissioner
Macfarland said today that the Commis
sioners see no reason for abrogating or
modifying their order against which no one
nas uiiiieriu proiemea, ana wnicn, he be
lieves. has worked in the Interest of the
District.
Commissioner Macfarland made a motion
to the effect stated to the other Commis
sioners. He pointed out that the Commis
sioners are disposed to assume that Judge
Kimball has incorrectly informed them as
to the facts in the two cases which he cited
as illustrations of his argument, since it is
plain that neither of the cases under the
letter and spirit of the order should have
been taken into court.
Prosecution of Cases.
The Commissioners' order of August, 1904,
which Judge Kimball suggested should be
amended, provides that the assistant corpo
ration counsel, charged with the prosecu
tion of cases In the Police Court, be in
structed to take into court for its settle
mem cvurj case urougui ueiore ituii except
those in which, upon examination of the
evidence submitted on behalf of the District
and without hearing the other side, he ia
satisfied that a prima facie case has not
been made out, and that he is Justified in
entering a nolle prosequi. The provision
further requires that in every case where
a nolle prosequi Is entered report shall be
made to the Commissioners, and that the
assistant corporation counsel on duty at the
Police Court shall not fix collateral or re
duce collateral security deposited at police
stations or elsewhere, or perform any other
function belonging to the court.
The provisions of the order. Tudge Kim
ball contends, has not only grt-ily increas
ed the work of the Judges, but incumbers
me rccuiuB ui wie court wnit cases wiai
ought not to be there, and in addition the
order as carried out is a hardship and a
humiliation to the citizen who is required
to attend the court until his case le reached
and has to stand up and plead in the pres
ence of other citizens in cases where, as
the evidence finally discloses, the District
has no case, and the slightest investigation
would have so shown. These conditions
would be remedied, he declares; if the Com
missioners would give the assistant corpo
ration counsel on duty at the Police Court
the usual powers exercised by all other
prosecuting officers.
Commissioner Macfarland's Motion.
In his motion today Commissioner Macfar
land said: "The Commissioners are loth
to believe that the assistant corporation
counsel at the Police Court would so con
strue the order as to defeat Its purpose or
purposely take into court cases in which it
was clearly his duty to ask for a nolle
prosequi. Obviously this order, like all or
ders. must be executed not only with fidel
ity but with discretion and in Its spirit as
well as according to its letter. Th? funda
mental question at issue is whether cases
presenting prima facie cases in favor of the
District of Columbia shall be tried private
ly by the assistant corporation counsel in
his office or by the judge of the court ap
pointed by law for the purpose of trying
cases in public and under the regular pro
cedure of the courts of justice.
/'The Commissioners were satisfied by
their' inquiry in August, 1904, that private
trials in the office of the assistant corpora
tion counsel should not be permitted, but
that all prima facie cases should be present
ed to the Police Court for Its decision. The
object of the Commissioners was not only
that all cases should be treated impartially,
but that there should be no ground-for sus
picion of favoritism on the part of the as
sistant corporation counsel. They see no
reason why the Improvement then made
in this matter ahould now be abandoned or
jeopardized.
YIDDISH POST CARDS.
f! 1
dome snow scenes 01 jewisn ijire,
Some Are Humorous.
From the New York Sun.
The craze for collecting- postcard* has
stimulated Jewish humor and has also
brought out some attractive cards showing
scenes of Jewlsih life. Some of the Import
ed Yiddish cards of a humorous nature are
fine productions, but the rule with those
seen on the Blast Side is that the more hu
morous the card the more indifferently it is
printed.
Among the Imported cards are some show
ing reproductions of photographs. "The
Yeshlbah" (Talmudic school) is the title of
a card, Rembrandtesque in character, de
I plcting the interior of a Russian Jewish
seminary.
The scene Is a tiny, low-roofed attic,
where, by the light of a solitary lamp, three
KanVinrlm / 11 rlnn f n pa miratilnnp tVialr
MttVltUI till VJ 1 uutu U5J ai t J7U1 OUlllg lilvli
studies. One Is in deep slumber, the sleep
of mental and physical exhaustion, and the
weary-eyed tutor expounds a Talmudic
theme to. the remainder of the listless stu
dents. Altogether the card is an interesting
study in shadows compressed into the lim
ited space of a picture postcard.
Another card depicts a Galiclan wedding.
The wealth of detail, the grouping, of tha
crowd in the synagogue courtyard and the
picturesque costumes of the wedding guests
are of interest.
A continental ^rtlst has, in two cards, re
lated plctorially the story with which for
many years Russian children have been,
alternately awed and amused. It describes
how a hungry wolf, on the lookout for a
much-needed meal, came across a band of
itinerant Jewish musicians.
Gastronomic desires were subdued by the
animal's love for melody, and the wolf is
seen listening with the ecstacy of a critic
to the music of the terrified musicians.
Then a man with a gun comes along and
the concert stops before the woli has time
to remember his appetite.
The expressions of the features of the
members of the orchestra are lifelike and
the transition from abject terror to un
bounded glee is amusing.
One of the finest collections of Jewish
picture postcards In this city comprises in
teresting allegorical and biblical studies.
The pictures of Russian Jewish life are at
tractive by reason of their simplicity and
pathos. "Addition" is a card picturing a
Russian Jewish tradesman engaged in the
pleasant occupation of reckoning up his
day's profits. The puckered brow of the
aged shopkeeper and his evident concentra
tion of his thoughts on the rows of figures
are well pictured.
Befugeea In a Food Shed.
From the London Mall.
The unsatisfactory and insanitary condi
tions under which "transmigrant" aliens
are conveyed through London on their way
to New York and other places have induced
the London county council to make repre
sentations to the home office.
In his report to. the public health com
mittee the Bermondsey medical officer of
health describes a visit he paid to Hay's
wharf on August 1. He found about 340
Jewish refugees from Russia who had Just
been landed from the steamship Sergei.
"They were being temporarily accommo
dated, prior to removal across London in
brakes and vans, In a long, low room, ordi
narily used for storing food at this wharf.
"There was no light or ventilation except
wnat penetrated lurougn me open aoora at
each end, the consequence being that when
all these people were congregated there the
room was very much overcrowded, the at
mosphere became very foul and stuffy and
artificial light had to be used."
There was nothing In the shape of sani
tary arrangements, and the refugees had to
run about the yard looking for water to
drink.
The proprietors of the wharf when ap
proached or the subject stated that they
were already In communication with the
shipping company with the view of obtain
ing better sanitary arrangements for the
aliens during their stay on the wharf.
WhatP
The summer girl who weara her heart
Upon her sleeve In pleasure mute.
What does she with tt when she bathes
In her scant, sleeveless bathing suit?
BI MINISTER BARBETT
LECTURE ON SOUTH AMXBICA,
ESPECIALLY COLOMBIA
Material Development is Under Way
uopuuu ui ocvxcwaijr avui
Abundance of Coal.
South American countries, especially Co
lombia, were lauded by John Barrett,
United States minister to Colombia, during
an address at National Rifles Hall last
evening. His theme was "Colombia: A
Land of Possibilities," and he had as an
audience members of the National Geo
graphic Society and their friends. Nearly
nnfl thrtusnnd nprcnn? woro nrocAnt
Mr. Barrett stated that material develop
ment is under way in the various South
American countries. He predicted that
the industry now being displayed will soon
be felt and recognized by all the world, and
that the present attitude of the United
States toward the South American people,
which is of a patronizing nature, will
change to one of a friendlier and co-op
erative type.
The lecture embraced a general descrip
tion of South America, a large map, upon a
screen, being used. The principal cities and
seaports were mentioned and the route
taken by Secretary Root on his recent visit
made clear.
"Owing to Mr. Root's modesty the people
of the United States have not received half
an idea of the really royal honors which
were accorded him," the lecturer said.
Homage for Secretary Boot.
Mr. Barrett declared that had Mr. Root
been the President of the United States or
a prince or noted foreign potentate greater
homage could not have been paid him. It
was added that in one city where Mr. Root
and his family were staying additional
street lights were erected in front of his
temporary home, and the line of the trolley
road was extended In front of his house in
order that he would not have to walk three
or four blocks in case he wanted to ride on
the cars.
Regarding the inhabitants of the South
American cities, Mr. Barrett said the
greater percentage are well educated and
refined, a larcre numhftr rvf thom K?vino
attended European untversttles, and'that
the larger cities are the centers of great
learning, literature and art, equal to any
American or European city..
"Although not the largest South Amer
ican country," Mr. Barrett explained, "Co
lombia is. one of the most important and
richest. One of its peculiarities is that Its
shores border on both the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans, and that it is the nearest
country In South America to the United
States according to its toDoerraDhv. This
country is naturally resourceful, and the
Inhabitants are energetic and industrious.
It is a field which should appeal directly
to the XJnited States. The agricultural dis
tricts are wonderfully fertile and produc
tive. Timber is plentiful; there is no end
of copper, from which the governtnent is
at the present time receiving more than a
million dollars a year revenue; the gold
and silver mines are equal to any in the
world. South A 'ca included, and one of
the richest emerald mines is located in the
center of Colombia.
auunaance or uoai.
"Coal Is particularly abundant," Mr. Bar
rett continued. "If all the coal mines in
the United States should shut down tomor
row there would be enough coal In this
country to supply the demand. Corn, wheat,
coffee, oranges and sugar are grown to a
large extent, and it will produce an amount
of iron, platinum, quicksilver and copper
within a few years which will astonish tha
world."
To illustrate the size of Colombia Mr
Barrett said, that It is larger than Ger
many, Belgium and Holland combined, and
that it comprises more territory than all of
the states of the United States east of the
Ohio rtver. .with Indiana " thrown in. He
pointed out that Colombia, has more than
1,200 miles of seacoast, upon which are at
presented located several creditable ports.
However, he is of the opinion that the land
of the interior of tfi9s codntry is better than
the coast land.
"There is a plateau in the center of Co
lombia," Mr. Barrett remarked, "which, to
my mind. Is the most beautiful and agree
able spot on earth, and I am in a position
to know."
The lecturer concluded by saying the
United States will be benefited by bringing
its relations closer with .the Latin Amer
leans, tie pointed out that the exports
from South America to the United States
last year amounted to $3,000,000 and the
imports amounted to $3,700,000. The im
ports to Sout]L_ America from Europe, ho
stated, amounted to more than $13,000,000.
In and Around Bogota.
After Ills lecture Mr. Barrett had about
fifty pictures of the South American cities
and countries thrown upon the screen, many
of the scenes being in and around Bogota,
the capltol of Colombia.
Don' TiriTll~ T "** _m_j - - . - ~
i mi. w mis u. i?uure, cmer or tne united
States weather bureau and president of the
Geographic Society, Introduced Mr. Bar
rett. speaking of him as a brilliant diplo
mat, a keen observer and an incisive
thinker.
The next lecture of the series planned
will be delivered Friday, November 16, by
Dr. Willis Fletcher Johnson, editor of the
New York Tribune. His subject will be
"Digging the Ditch," a description of the
republic of Panama, and an account of the
cutting of the Panama canal.
In connection with Xhe lecture course th?
National Geographic Society has arranged
a series of scientific meetings, the first of
which wlH be held this evening at 8 o'clock
In Hubbard Memorial Hall, 16th and M
streets. The subject will be "Prosperous
Porto Rico," and the speaker, William F.
Willoughby, treasurer of Porto Rico.
Bailw&y Company Sued.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany has been sued In the local courts by
Helen Gould Morgan to recover $10,000 for
aiicKeu personal injuries. Ttie plaintiff de
scribes herself as a "drummer and sales
lady," and says that while a passenger on
a train December 7, 1904, coming into the
Washington depot she was thrown from
her seat and seriously injured by the train
running into a bumper. Attorney F. D.
Blacklstone represent! the plaintiff.
Work and Wages in the Klondike.
From Leslie's Weekly.
Lack of water Is the great drawback to
mining in Tukon. There is little rain dur
ing the summer, and the miner must de
pend on the melting snows to swell the
streams for his summer sluicing.
Villages hare sprung up near the creeks,
and living is a shade higher than in Daw
onr owing to the extra freight Sending
souvenir post cards from these points be
comes an expensive remembrance, as the
plain, uncolored ones sell for $1.90 a dozen.
The picturesque swagger miner of Cripple
Creek, Creede and Tonopah Is not found
here. The ceat of getting "In" la heavy,
money Is not always easily made, and the
winters are bitter cold and depressing on
aocount of the long darkness. 80 the miner
saves his earnings until he reaches a more |
uuuKciiiai cuiiic. iu o? sure, mere am men
on the creek* who drink whisky?an- the
'hardest kind of whisky?and gambling goes
on; yet, on the whole, the Klondike miner
is a quiet, provident individual, who de
voutly hopes that the gold fields are not to
be his permanent home.
A man who works for a company or indi
vidual mine owner receives from four to
six dollars a day and hts board. Many of
them do their own cooking and live in cab
Ins near the creeks. Flap-jacks (pancakes),
bacon and coffee are their chief diet during
the winter, and in midsummer it requires
a dexterous hand to turn the flap-jacks be
fore the mosquitoes can settle on the un
baked side. The old-timer who has seen
the ice 65me and go Is known as the "sour
uuusui awu njcov incu an Lill: ariSLOCrais
of the camp. The newcomer, or the man
who spends hbr winters outside. Is always
known as a "cheechako."
If people in the states knew how letters
from home are appreciated by the cabin
dwellers of the Yukon they would send
some message every day. I have seen min
ers sit in front of their cabins and read
and re-read old, tattered letters. At some
particular passage their faces would light
up with a smile and the entire letter would
be gone over again.
ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS
HAPPBNnraa or interest or
louiia VAi *
Special Correspondence of Tbe Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 10, 1900.
Rev. W. H. T. Squires of Bristol, Va.. has
declined a call Issued to him by the'congre
gation of the Second Presbyterian-Church
here to accept the pastorate of that church.
The call was Issued on October 7 last. An
nouncement Is made that a congregational
meeting will be held at an early date, at
which time a call will be issued to another
minister. The Second Presbyterian Church
has been without a regular pastor since the
resignation of Rev. Frank J. Brooke, Jan
uary 1, 1906. Since that time the pulpit has
been (tiled by visiting ministers.
Funeral services over the remains of Geo. |
H. Richards, whose death occurred yester
day morning, will be held at 4 o'clock this
afternoon at the residence of Mr. William
H. Demaine, 819 King street. The services
I will be conducted by Rev. Charles D. Bulls,
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South, and Rev. J. H. S. Ewelli pastor of
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. The
Interment will be made In thej Methodist
Protestant cemetery. Messrs. W. H. ue
maine, Windsor Dema'lne, J. C. Richards,
Harry Richards. Maurice Wilkins and S. H.
Lunt are to serve as pallbearers.
Tn tVlf? PnllpA f1niir+?
Hugh King, colored, was arraigned in the
police court today to answer a charge of
the theft of a carpet, valued at ?15, from
the residence of Mrs. Richards, on South
Royal street. Policeman Henderson told the
court of having made the arrest, and also
stated that King admitted his guilt. Six
months in jail was the sentence imposed.
The case of Nelson Wei ford, colored,
charged with disorderly conduct and light
ing, was continued until Monday next, and
Welford was released on $10 co.lateral.
When the name of William Allen was called
to answer a charge of assaulting Kate \Yll
Uams lie failed to appear and forfeited $3
collateral. The case of George Stearns,
charged with abusive language toward J.
D. Brown, was dismissed.
The disarrangement of a trolley pole on
a southbound car of the Washington, Alex
andria and Mount Vernon electric railway
at 8:30 o'clock last evening caused an elec
tric display on King street, continuing for
fully live minutes.
OLDEST STEAM RAILROADS.
First Yet In Existence is Part of South
Carolina and Georgia.
From the I^omlon Answers.
The oldest steam railway which Is still
in existence Is the Stockton-and Darling
ton, which was first opened In the year
1825. But America can boast the possession
of an Iron way still existing as part of the
ouuui uorvuiiii una uevrgia runway, .wnicn
was laid two years before' that date, and
which Is perhaps the only passenger line
that ever was worked by wind power. It
Is recorded that, with a favoring breeze,
thirteen passengers and three tons of Iron
were carried at a rate of ten miles an
hour.
In this country you find both the
cheapest and most expensive miles of rail
way ever constructed. The eight-mile line
known as the Wotton tramway, and which
was built to the order of the late Duke of
Buckingham and Chandos, cost only ?1,44)0
per mile. It is of standard gauge, and Is
now used as a light railway.
The most costly piece of railway line
In the world is that between the Mansion
House and Aldgate, on the Underground.
London. It cost nearly ?2,000,000. Be
tween Trinity square and King William
statue tho record rose to no less than
1,000 guineas a yard, or about ?30 an
Inch.
For cheap traveling the Trans-Siberian
railway holds a world's record. In order
to encourage immigration Into Siberia third
class fares are granted from any Russian
station on the line to Tobolsk for ? sum
equivalent to four and sixpence. From
Tobolsk on to the very edge ot Manchuria
you can travel for 9 shillings. Thus the
emigrant can cover 6,000 miles for 13s.
6d. This rate, which works out at ahout
twenty miles per penny, is certainly cheaper
than the fares on the California line, the
-Pueblo and Beulah Valley. Passengers by
tVita ra llnra v o rn TvaJarKa/1 or?<l +V?^?
kino IUKT1UJ U.IO TV V?{J 11VU UUU \^at 1 1CU LAIC
whole distance for 3 farthings a pound.
The most northern railway line In ex
istence is the Ofoten, built across the upper
end of the Scandinavian peninsula by a
British company, to tap the great iron ore
beds which cover 300,000 acres. At the
frontier station between Norway and Swe
den an enormous hall has been built, into
which the whole train runs bodily, and
which can be closed a3 a protection against
the weather. When crossing the arctic
circle the engine driver makes a point of
blowing the whistle.
w nai is?or was, Derore oeing taKen over
by the Great Western?the smallest inde
pendent railway company in existence was
the Abingdon railway, a mile and a half
in length, and connecting Abingdon with
Radley. It was a?paying concern, and
fetched a very good price when sold.
The Manila and Dagupan railway, which
is to be found in the island Of Luzon, has
some claim to be considered the most ele
gant in existence. Certainly no other line
can boast that all the sleepers are solid
mahogany.
The London and Northwestern, besides
being the richest of British railway com
panies?in fact, perhaps the richest In the
world?can boast also of owning the largest
engine works In existence. The inclosed
space at Crowe is eighty-five acres, and
a little over thirty acres is under cover.
The Midland has at Derby twenty-six acres
of covered workshops.
The Midland has various claims to dis
tinction. It possesses in the Leckey incline
the steepest gradient upon any main line
in the kingdom. This is one in thirty-seven
nnil n hftlf for ? distance of than
two miles. There are few gradients In
British lines exceeding one in sixty. The
Midland has also broken transportation
records by dispatching in one day from
Burton-on-Trent no fewer than 1,231 -wagons
loaded with beer.
The Great Western holds the British rec
ords for the longest regular non-stop run.
During the summer trains run between
Paddington and Plymouth without stopping
The distance is 248 miles. The same rail
way also possesses much the longest tun
nel in the country. The famous Severn
tunnel, which took more Ume and money to
construct than almost any other in ex
istence, Is 7,664 yards In length.
There is an Australian line which owns
a most odd record. The New South Wales
line between Nyngan and Bourke runs a
distance of 126 miles in a mathematically
straight line over a plain level almost as a
billiard table.
Has the Wasp Affection P
From the Outing Magazine foe September.
A colony of wasps made a nest In the
dark room of a studio last summer. At
nrsi iuc ptti wuu uatsu me ruura uiu
not relish their company?but for certain
reasons be did not molest them. He paid
no attention to the little buzzers, and they
came and went at their own sweet will.
! After a time he began to study them and
soon came to the conclusion that they
were gradually becoming acquainted with
him. his ways and his dark' room. One day
a stranger was seated on the window sill.
The first wasp entering the room paid no
attention to him, but made for the old
crack In the wall. Then out came a big
! fat fellow who darted through the open
window like a bullet. Within five minutes
half a dozen waspa came with a rush at
the stranger and two of them located him.
But the writer has never been touched by
his wasp colony.
A Tyrolese Skyscraper.
From the London Dally Graphic.
The tallest woman In the world hi said to
be a native of the Tyrol who has >ust ar
rived at Vienna. Twenty-seven years old.
she Is seven feet five Inches high and
weighs twenty-six stone ten pounds. She
Is spare rather than stout, hard of feature
and voice, and somewhat of the masculine
! type. Her flather and mother are not above
ordinary stature.
Two of Them.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
"I don't nt how you could enjoy an ar
gument with him on that subject. Ton
don't know anything about it"
"I know, bat 1 discovered that be knew
less."
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GARDENING FOB FUN.
Suburbanite Reaped No Profits, but
Gained Healtli and Experience.
From the Providence Journal.
"It undoubtedly pays to have a garden
of your own." said a suburbanite to a
friend of the pie counter, as he ordered a
piece of squash. "We've always had a
good many flowers at my little place, but
we've never done anything with vegetables, .
although there's plenty of room for a gar
den of respectable siae. This year L thought
I'd try It, and I did. I hired a man to plow
up about a quarter acre and I bought a lot
of seeds and started my llrst agricultural
experience. I did abobt all the work after i
I got home nights, and it kept me fairly
busy. Now that the farming season is !
enuea, I ve just figured up my cash account
and struck a balance, and 1 am wiser than
I was.
"The melancholy summary Is on this bit
of paper. For seeds I find 1 spent $1>; for
fertilizer. $11.30; for labor. $>'>.50; for Im
plements. $i.S8; for a garden hat demanded
by my wife, $4.2,~>; for a cute pair of garden
gloves for the same. $1.10; for two bottles
of Mother Murdock's liniment to rub on
my lame back, $1.%; total, $40.09.
"In addition to that, my wife strained her j
eyes looking for vegetables that never hap
pened, and I had to pay for three visits to
an jculist. On the credit side, as near a*
I can figure It, the vegetables we secured
from our model garden would have cost
about 80 cents at a high-priced market. I
planted nine varieties of seeds; some were
heard from and the others refused to
sprout. The crop, such as it was, consisted
mostly of green leaves. When the returns
were all In, we found we had corraled for
the table a mees of string beans, fourteen
ears of queer corn, three cunninsr cucum
bers and a deformed squash. Now I am
wondering if gardening really pays."
"Your mistake was in keeping a cash ac
count," remarked the friend. "No ama
teur gardener should ever attempt to till
the soli with a set of double-entry books.
It Is apt to be discouraging. The thing to
do is to shut your eyes when you spend
money, cultivate a feeling of joy while you
are hoeing the weeds and think all the time
Of the fun von are havlnc '
"I 'did have the fun," admitted the ama
teur gardener. "Come to think of it, I
don't know but I saved money by this ex
perience. I cut out my usual vacation trip
because 'I felt that I couldn't leave my gar
den for two weeks, and I resigned from the
tennis cltib because I had no time to play.
And I And myself feeling pretty rugged this
fall. too. On the whole, I don't know but I
had better charge off that (40 to the ac
count ot recreation."
SUIT TO BECOVEB.
Litigation Growing Out of Charges
. Against "Miss E. A. Puckett.
Am a. result of the alleged fraudulent Drac
tieea of Miss Eiilalle A. Puckett, the clerk
In the Department of Agriculture, who is in
jail awaiting the action of the grand Jury
for obtaining money on alleged fraudulent
mortgages; suit was instituted in the Dis
trict Supreme Court today by the Central
National Bank against the National Metrn
poll tan CttUsens' Bank of Washington to re
cover 11,949.75, the amount of a check
drawn by Wharton E. Lester to the order
of Mrs. A. E. MeKnlght.
It appears from the declaration that Mr.
Lester drew a check for the above amount
on the Central National Bank, the check
being made payable to the order of Mrs. A.
E. MeKnlght, the owner of lot 9 In square
180. The check was cashed at the Wash
iiigiuu ijuu.u o.iiu 1 rust, ^umpany, wno in
dorsed the same to the National Metro
politan Citizens' Bank, who In turn in
dorsed it to the Central National Bank,
guaranteeing, it Is alleged, the genuineness
of the prior Indorsement, as did the Wash
ington Loan and Trust Company. The
check was honored by the Central National
Bank, according to the declaration, upon
the guarantee given by the National Metro
politan Citizens' Bank, and subsequently
the Central Bank was advised that the
check was never. In fact, indorsed by Mrs.
A. R. McKnight, the person in whose favor
It was arawn, dui mai me iiiuor?eiiieni or
that name was not genuine and was said
to have been written by one Eulalle A.
Puckett without authority. Mr. Lester re
fuses to permit the amount of the check to
be charged against his account.
Messrs. Brandenburg & Brandenburg and
A. A. Birney appear as attorneys for the
Central National Bank.
NO MASKS OF VIOLENCE.
Inquest Unnecessary in the Case of
George Javins.
Coroner Nevit has decided to not hold an
Inquest In the case of George Javins, who
was drowned In the James creek canal last
Thursday night. The body was examined,
and found to be devoid of marks of vlo
lonno ThA rf>rnner learned that nobody was
near the scene of the drowning at the time
Javlns fell overboard, and he directed the
release of the soldiers, John D. Wetter and
Joseph J. Kelley, who had been with Javlns
earlier.
During the investigation the coroner
visited the canal at the point where Javina
was drowned, and says he realized that the
tkawA ara Aa no-arniia anH Amh a a
WHUlVIVltO H?C?W ?*-?C UU?QVI uwvu uu
are likely to result In a repetition of the
occurrence of Thursday at almost any
time. He also recalled that several Juries
had referred to the place, so he could see
nothing to be accomplished by holding an
other Inquiry.
PEBMIT ISSUED.
Union Trust Company to Erect New
Building.
A permit, was Issued today by the build
ing Inspector for the erection of the large
building which the Union Trust Company
has planned for the southwest .corner of
15th and H streets. The amount mentioned
in the permit as the cost of the building is
$800,000.
The architects are Wood, Donn tc Dent
ing and the builder is the George A. Fuller
Company. "It is proposed to accommodate
In the new structure not only the offices of
the company, but to have space also for
general office purposes. The design is
classic.
If other Designated as Executrix.
vThe will of Vernon C. Tasker, dated De
cember 0, 1904, was offered today for pro
bate. With the exception of certain stock,
which is bequeathed to Aibner T. Leech,
?- *Ka. <***><?a Wotfl otnaa ?n tha mother ftf
the deceased! Mrs. E. C. Tasker. Mrs.
Tasker ts also to act as executrix.
Ideal November Sunday.
The announcement was made this after
noon by Prof. Edward B. Garriott, the
ofBoifl weather dispenser, that tomorrow
will be an ideal November Sunday. Condi
tions, he said, will remain about as they
were today. There to do rain la sight.
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GERMANY'S BAD VINTAGE.
Grapes in Many Districts Attacked by
Mildew and Caterpillars.
From the New York Sun.
There is tribulation In Germany over
the falhire in many districts of the vintage
of 1008. The caterpillars have been h isy
at the vines and the only happy i> 'Opl?
In the wine trade are those who carry over
growl stocks from 1JXK5.
This condition Is all the more hitter he
cause the season promised at its opening
be an unusually good one. A biR yield
was regarded as a certainty, when of a
? .V r[ivuru mill. uowny Illliaf'W
had attacked the vines in several district*
of the wine country.
The mildew was succeeded by a plague
of caterpillars, the hay worm or sour
worm, as they are popularly called. Thou
sands of these were discovered, but not all
could b< removed from the plants and gri-at
damasr? was caused by them.
The latest estimates of the yield in th>?
wine producing regions along the Mosel.
Saar and RuMT are ahout half the normal
quantities ,in favorable cases. On the
upper Ahr and middle Rhine the expecta
tion is aboirt the same.
On the lower Ahr and on localities along
? V- uiiti muor,- nuu-fl were II1I1XI
seriously devastated, not more than a quar
ter of the usual product Is looked for. In
Rhenish Hesse and the Palatinate the pros
pect ranges from a half yield to practically
none, and In Baden, Wurtenburg and Fron
conia the prospects vary from a half yield
to much Ipsa.
Prices of wine In stock are going up and
the whole wine trade of Germany Is greatly
disturbed. The wine auctions held in the
spring were conducted at a time when
the outlook was normal or better. Prices
were therefore about average. Great quan
tities of last year's wine are held by the
trade and there lias been active speculative
dealing in it since the disaster to the new
grapes necome Known.
Stories That "Spy," the Cartoonist,
Can Tell.
Arthur Goodrlrh In "Spy," 111 the Ilohemlun Mui
xlnc for November.
He will tell you how he doKicoi Cardinal
Newman on a railway plitform, In a res
taurant and In a railway carriage, but ho
has never gone to the extreme of which
Pellegrini boasted, that of taking com
munion for the ?ake of studying a famous
prelate. He caught the late Dean of West
minster one day In a favorite and most
eccentric hat, which Immediately disap
peared after the publication of the cari
cature. He will tell you of one man who
objected because the artist had chosen
"the worst side of his face," of another
who walked the atlldio in re^l nniriil^h over
a profile caricature, of a Jockey who
would no>t believe In his own nose. In cari
cature. even after tils friends assured him
that it wag most natural, and of a certain
lord who refused an Invitation to Mr.
Ward's home for fear he would meet the
cartoonist and inflict physical damage upon
him for a caricature that had appeared.
He was taken for a nihilist when he was
"spying" upon Gen. IgnatlefT. and he has
been chaeed about his studio by an in
furiated English general who considered
himself grossly Insulted. He tells amus
ing stories, also, of little men who beg to
be caricatured and of men who wish to
be drawn in certain definite attitudes, none
of them really characteristic; and of
Comyns Carr, who, after defining carica
ture as of two sorts, "porks'" and "beefs,"
and, remarking that he preferred to be
among the former, found himself among
those which he had called the "beefs."
One man was angry because the cartoon
did not show his spurs, and another be
cause a certain presentation scarfpln of
which he was very proud did not appear.
Indeed, Mr. Ward has an Inexhaustible
fund of stories.
Parents Meet at M Street High School
A meeting of parents of the pupils at
tending the M Street High School was held
in the lecture room of that Institution last
evening. The meeting was addressed by
Principal Jackson and Assistant Superin
tendent W. S. Montgomery. Mr. Jackson
spoke of the need of co-operation between
the parent and the teacher.
Assistant Superintendent Montgomery
said he was gratified to see so large a num
ber of parents present, adding that It was
a healthy sign. He expressed Ills deep In
terest In higher education and In the co- ,A
operation of parent and teacher and pupil i
In order to reacn ine aesirea ena.
Congregational Club Meeting.
Prof. Edward A. Stelner of Iowa College.
Grlnnell, Iowa, will be the principal speak
er at the autumn meeting of the Washing
ton Congregational Club, which will be held
in the First Congregational Church Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. "On the Trail of th.i
Immigrant" will be the subject of Prof.
Stelner'a address. It Is expected that there
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