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Dr. Lyon's
Tooth Powder
Cleanses, preserves and beautifies
the teeth, and
Purifies the breath.
A superior dentifrice for people
of refinement.
. .1
Established ir 1866 by
I.W. Lyon, D.D.S.
Ul-wAfci.ly _
With coats off and amid a groat doal
of enthusiasm the executive committee of
the League of Republican State Clubs
of the District of Columbia met In the
Garrlok Club last evening to arrange for
a ratification meeting at Marshall Hall
August IV Before the meeting adjourned
the gathering reached the boiling point
of enthusiasm for Taft and Sherman, and
although large portraits of prominent
democrats gazed down on the scene a small
sample of political fervor was displayed
for the benefit of those in the District
who have the right to go home to vote at
"Let every roan in Washington who has
the right to cast a ballot go home to
vo;e." President Camp said
This was the keynote of the talks which
followed, and the representatives of the
state cluhs present pledged tnemselves to
work hard during the summer to see that
no one forgets to exercise the right of
As to the ratification meeting. Edgar CSnyder,
representing the Nebraska contln.
gent, and chairman of the outings committee,
announced that he has arranged
for an old-fashioned political picnic.
Features of Outing.
There will be music, dancing, a political
quartet to sing campaign songs, two
speakers of national prominence and all
the trimmings that go with a regular
political "blowout." Arrangements have
been made to accommodate at least 5,000
It was also announced that the Illinois
-section of the league will hold an outing
at Marshall Hall Saturday. July 18.
Arter the business meeting the members
were entertained at a midnight
luncheon in the clubrooms by President
Camp. Addresses were made by Mr.
Snyder. C. W. Pafllow of Missouri, President
Camp and others.
Those present yvere William 8. Odeli,
Old Boys' Republican Club; Henry M.
('amp. C. O. Buckingham. Connecticut;
R. Stone Jackson, William H. RJchardc-Ar.
THImaIo . \fll? T? A. ?
iiiitjujD, WIIU OilaiiRO, iv^niUCKy? 31.
R. Speelman. C. W. Pafliow, Missouri;
Edgar C. Snyder. Nebraska; Middleton
Smith. New York; T. M. Sullivan, Ohio;
T. Lincoln Tovnsend, Pennsylvania; L.
H. Burton. Philip Buettner, Wisconsin;
Charles E. Golden, Wyoming; Gus A.
Schuldt. District of Columbia, and Noble
M. Potts. Illinois.
Dr. Hale Telia of the First Time
Hymn Was Sung.
From the Boston Transcript.
"I suppose I am the only person here
who heard 'America* sung the first time
in this country." said the Rev. Edward
Vvnrntt UqIa T% T*h ! ? ?-? ? ?JJ?
M i in (ui auuirw ai Iri^
Old Wwit Roxbury meeting house. "It
was on a Fourth of July when I was a
boy. I had spent all my celebration
money, and on my way home had to pass
fbrk Street Church. I decided to go Into
the church, where there was a celebration
of the nation's holiday.
"There was a chorus of boys and girls
who sang 'America' on that day for the
first time. I don't remember whether I
tried to sing It. Later In life Dr. Smith
told me how he came to write the verses
to the tune of 'God Save the King.'
"The minister of Park Street Church
told him that there was to be a celebration
of the Fourth of July at the
church and that he wanted Dr. Smith
to write some verses of a song for It,
and handed to Dr. Smith a number of
English and German music books and
told him to find some tune in them and fit
his verses to the music.
"Dr. Smith looked through the books
and selected the tune, which he had never
eard and which has been sung as 'Amer j.'
in this country ever since."
Oklahoma Criminals Defy Authorities
to Arrest Them.
.i-kog?e for. Kansas City Star.
Pushmata county is not only one cf the
largest in the state, but It cotrains more
Tna.-cesslhle mountain fastnesses and possibly
move outlaws hiding In the mountains
than any other county in the state./
Within the last six months the depredations
of the outlaws have become of a
most exasperating nature and '.he -offi< ers
of that and surrounding counties seem unable
to break up the outlaw haunts.
Posse after posse has gone into the Kia
machl, the Winding Stair and the Jack
Fork mountains to try to drive jrt the
.. horse thieves and robbers known to rendezvous
there, but the officers seldom sue-f
. e*d In finding them. In fact the outlaws*
have become so bold and self-confident
tha' they send taunting and defiant letters
to'the officers, and a favorite custom
Is to get a posse on the chase and then
t'-al horses and rob stores and post offices
rizhi in the path of the pursuers.
Smlthvllle. in McCurtln county, seems to
be close to the outlaw headquarters, and
It Is said the outlaws have even written
the officers where their headquarters are
in both counties and dared them to try
to come in and make arres*s. The character
of the country and the desperate
outlaws make outlaw chasing a very dangerous
business in that particular section
of the state.
Model Villages in Hungary.
Budapest Correspondence of Pall Mall flacette.
The progress of the agricultural ministry
in dealing with the formation of
new villages and of repeopling those offering
seriously from decline goes on
apace In Hungary. A report just published
shows that the state has allocated
3li.R74 acres of Its own property for sixteen
settlements, on which 1,300 families
have been given new homes.
Two new* model villages have been
formed named Igazfalva and Scilagyl,
while yme thirteen centers have been resuscitated.
Several Interesting features
demand attention. For instance, the ex?ens.
- of a church are the more easily
borne because the inhabitants of such a
village settlement an- usually of the]
same religious faith. Life Is more bear-1
:ibl- within thes* protected or aided
areas. Land?good land-pis chpaper."
Terms of purcha.se extend over a long
perioi and the Interest In Transylvania Is
only p*- ren?.. rising In some of the
other <li; i rletr to 4 per cent. More than
cr<?wns have been repaid by the
new* set tiers and only 150.000 crowns of
tie ptirclo.se aioiuy remains outstanding
In the selection of the peasant farmers
great care is shown, and all are subjected
to h severe examination. In many cases
the new farmers have oeen supplied gratis
with seeds, fruit trees and cattle for
breeding purposes, and special funds have
been provided for the laying out and
making of new roads.
Romantic British Wooers.
rrocn Black mod White.
The Englishman. In his wooing, shows
a reckless Improvidence which would turn
a Frenchman's hair gray. No concern
of his is the important matter of "dot"; he
chooeee?when he la true to blmeelf?for
purely romantic and disinterested reasons.
Ambassador O'Brien Does Not
Doubt Empire's Sincerity.
Absurd That Island Nation Wants j
War With United States.
Japanese Government Seeks to Avoid
Cause for Friction With Washington
by Restraining Coolies.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 1."5.?Thomas
O'Brien. the American ambassador to
Japan, arrived here yesterday from
Toklo on the Pacific Mall liner Korea. :
Ambassador O'Brien, who was formerly
Unlted States minister to Copenhagen,
Is on a leave of absence, to attend to
business matters In Kurope. He will
leave for the east Thursday morning,
stopping a week at his home In Grand
RiinfHc; \Tir? nnd tVion nrnooorl c? 'Mass*
' '
In an interview with a representative
of the Associated Press. Ambassador
O'Brien said that any suspicion that
might be harbored in this country in
regard to Japan's sincerity in maintaining
peace with the United States and In
its expressions of amity and good will
was without any cause or ground to
Justify It.
No Sign of Ill-Feeling.
"I have been in Japan Jess than a
year, and that is a short time to become
familiar with the real sentiment and
conditions In an alien country whose
language you do not speak." said Mr.
I O'Brien, "but in that time I have never
seen the slightest sign of ill-feeling
toward America or Americans. It is
absurd to think that Japan wants war
with this country. Nothing is further
from the mind of its people.
"I believe that Japan is sincerely trying
to enforce the restriction of emigration
to America and thus .remove
any cause for friction on that question.
"Considering the pressure that is
brought upon the government by steamship
companies and others whose revenue
has been affected by the restriction
of emigration. I think Japan is doing
all it can under the circumstances to
prevent coolie labor from coming to
"When I left there was rmich talk of
the arrival of the American fleet. It is
looked forward to with much pleasure
and interest, and great preparations are
being made to entertain the officers and
men. and the entire Japanese navy will
be mobilized at the time for the annual
Door Open or Shut?
Touching upon the complaints made
that American merchants were being discriminated
against in Manchuria in the
matter of rates on the Manchurian railway,
which is controlled by the Japanese,
Ambassador O'Brien said that he
knew nothing personally about it beyond
reports that came through the embassy.
"The Japanese, controlling the Manchurian
railwaj*. are favoring their own countrymen
by giving rebates, is probably
true. Just as it is true that rebating
was practiced in this country. I do not
think, -owever. that Americans are being
discriminated against because they are
Americans, but rather that the biggest
shippers, wnich are the Japanese, get the
lower rates."
Ambassador O'Brien was much interested
In \the change of ministry and the
retirement of the cabinet headed by Marquis
Salonjl. which accurred after his
departure from Tokio, although rumored
before he sailed.
Katsura Strong Man.
"Count Katsura, the new premier. Is
undoubtedly the strongest and most popular
man -with the people that the government
could have selected to organize a
new ministry," said the ambassador.
Asked about the financial and commercial
conditions in Japan, the ambassador
said that he was not well enough
versed in them to give an opinion.
He denied that he was on a mission
to make a verbal report to President
Roosevelt, and he declared that he would
not call upon the President at Oyster
Bay unless requested by him to do so.
Ambassador O'Brien will sail from NewYork
lor Brussels, where he will meet
Mrs. ??'Brien, and after attending to
some business affairs will return to Tokio
via St. Petersburg and the Siberian railroad,
arriving at Toklo the first week
in October, just a few days before the
American fleet.
^ ?
Fireman Hurt in Explosion at Paint
Factory Blaze.
NEW YORK. July 15.?A fire followed
an explosion in the paint shop of the
Greenpoint Metallic Bed Company at
Franklin and Freeman streets, Williamsburg,
a one-story brick building, yesterday
afternoon. The fire came at a time
when the storm was at its height. In
fighting the blaze several firemen were
overcome by smoke, and in a second explosion
one of the firemen was blown
through a door and severely hurt. The
factory employes and olficials were in
ignorance of the blaze until Policeman
Calmbridge ran into the company s office
and gave the alarm. The explosions were
due to the blowing up of tiie boiler in the
paint roomA
fourth alarm brought fire apparatus
from ail parts of Brooklyn. The loss is
estimated at $73,000.
SHAW IN $40,000,000 MERGER.
Ex-Secretary Says Montreal Deal Is
Still in Embryo State.
NEW YORK. July 13.?Leslie M. Shaw,
former Secretary of the Treasury and
until last spring the president of the Carnegie
Trust Company, was at his oftic
yesterday after a trip to Montreal, which
Wall street heard was for the purpose of
forming a forty-million-dollar merger of
Canadian public utilities.
Mr. Shaw .said yesterday that 4.ie projected
merger remained in "the nebulous
stag'." ai\d he did not care to discuss his
trip to Montreal.
The Montreal merger was first talked of
about a year ago. when Mr. Shaw took
up a consul dation plan while president
of the trust company. It was then proposed
to merge the? Montreal Power (,ompany
and the Montreal Street Railway
Company. The scheme was dropped after j
preliminary nt gotta* i>ns had be-n started |
and has been resting until Mr. Shaw's
recent trip to Canada.
Lake Champlain Property Owners
Appeal to Vermont Governor.
MONTLPELIER. Vt.. July 15.?Gov.
Proctor has received from Edward Hatch,
Jr.. of New York a letter declaring on
his own behalf and that of Dr. Seward
Webb. Edward P. Hatch, Frederick Wells,
George Allen and many other riparian
owners, that the refuse of the pulp mills
In New York Is deposited by the waters
of Lake Champlain on the shores of their
property In quantities that make it an 111toieiable
These mills are situated on rivers which
are tributary to the lake. "My appeals
to the Governor of New York," says Mr.
Hatch in his letter, 'have thus far been
in vain, and I ask you to use your good
offices to tlie end of hurrying the matter."
Greatest Coeducational Institution
in the United Kingdom.
They Are Placed on the Same Footing
as Hen.
Purpose of the Irish Universities
Bill Now Pending in the English
Sperinl f'orrespendenee of The Star and tke
Chlcugo Record-Herald.
DUBLIN. July 9. 1908.
The University of Dublin, or Trinity
College, as H Is better known, is one of
the few great institutions of Europe
which gives full degrees to women on
the same terms as to men. There Is no
distinction in rules or conditions or In
any other respect. Women are admitted
to all of the several schools, arts, science,
engineering', law and medicine, on an
equal footing. There are now about one
hundred in attendance. At first the university
gave degrees to all women who
could pass the regular examinations and
they came here in droves from Oxford.
Cambridge and other Institutions where
they had been hearing lectures, but were
not given degrees. All they had to do
was to enter the examinations and fulfill
the requirements. But two years ago
this practice *as stoppecf and now no degrees
are conferred upon young women
who do not take the full course at Trinity.
The fees are the same as for men?
?10. The women students are mostly
Irish, although a few English girls, who
are not satisfied with the certificates
given them at Cambridge and Oxford,
come over here from Girton and other institutions
and work for a full degree of
B.A., B.S.. Ph.D., and even for the diplomas
in law and medicine. To accommodate
them the university has recently
purchased a fine old mansion in Palmer*
*"? 1- L - ? AM alvilf flpf *>lc
ion r'arn. w nrir mij ?.>i ciaij &h..- now
lodged under the care of a matron,
subject to rules similar to those which
govern the men students in the dormitories
on University Green.
Twenty-two degrees were granted to
women this year, and about the same
number last year, chiefly in the department
of arts, which is the same as our
academic courses, and most of the re- j
cipients are intending to be teachers in I
women's schools and colleges.
Only Two Recognized by the Govern- j
ment. i
At present only two universities in Ireland
are recognized by the government?
Trinity and its affiliated colleges, com- [
posing the University of Dublin, and the j
so-called Royal University, also situated
in Dublin, but without faculty or students,
and intended only for the conferring
of degrees upon the graduates of affiliated
colleges situated at Belfast. Galway.
Cork and semi-Independent medical,
law and scientific schools in Dublin. I
None of these Institutions, however, receives
grants from the government, except
the three colleges mentioned, all of I
which bear the same name?Queen's College?and
are condemned as "Godless col- J
leges" among religious people because I
they have no chapels, no religious exer- id
cises and no religious Instruction. No
clergymen are ever appointed upon the ~
board of trustees or are allowed to par- t i
ticlpate in the management. They are not an
prohibited from being elected to the fac- {ju
ulties. but their clerical character is en- 0b
tirely ignored, and they rank precisely
with other Instructors. The three Queen's
colleges are almost entirely supported by i
the state, the fees being merely nominal, .l
Many Irish students go to the Knglisli
universities because the Roman Catholic lai
bishops have placed a ban upon these co
"Gcdless colleges" and also upon Trinity Or
College because it would not admit Cath- e?
olics for centuries. There is no institu- tion
for higher education in Ireland which i*
a Catholic student can attend except for
the study of theology. The so-called
"Irish universities bill." now pending In the
hous? of commons. Is Intended to ?
supply this deficiency and to create two "
great institutions, one under the care of
the Roman Catholics and the other under j?
the care of the non-conformist churches.
by consolidating institutions that already
exist and adding new ones to fill the ;
necessary Rajj!-.
Invasion by Women. kn
The story of the Invasion of Trinity
College by women is quite interesting.
The charter, wliicli was granted by Queen wi
Elizabeth, recognizes no distinction of da
sex, race or religion, and when Prof. Syl- J?
vester, nov in tlie chair of mathematics
in one of our American colleges, was re- th
fused a degree at Cambridge because he e\3
was a Jew he came here, passed his ex- pe
aminations and was given one. This wj
opened the gates, and several young worn- ua
en who had been denied degrees at Ox- ar
ford and Cambridge came to test their Kr
rights. bu
On June 9, 1903, the senate of the unl- an
versity passed a resolution "that it is de- eq
sirable that the degrees of Trinity Col- mi
lege. Dublin, shall be open to women. cn
and that his majesty s government be sp
requested to obtain a king's letter em- r,
powering the university to grant degrees ai
to women on such terms and conditions pa
as may seem to the board and council, u,
within their respective provinces, on full of
consideration, to be most expedient." _..
On January 10. 1904. Edward VII, by J.,
the grace of God. of the United Kingdom
<?f .Great Britain and Ireland and of the "
Britisn dominions beyond the seas, king. fr
defender of the faith, sent greetings to
all whom these presents shall come, with
information that by the advice of our
right trusty and right well beloved cousin I
i.-? i ? I ?n
and COUnCliUr. vv unam nuaiuir, xvjiri ui
Dudley, knight Grand Cross of the Royal bj
Victorian Order, lord lieutenant general
and governor general cf tnat par: of our
said United Kingdom called Ireland, do ig
by these presents authorize and empower tii
ttie said provosts and senior fellows and *o
their successors In office, and the said i\
senate of the University of Dublin, and if
the caput of the said senate and all membr-rs
thereof and all other persons or bod- i,r
i-s whose concurrence Is necessary for v"
the granting of degrees, to interpret tne ,
charter and the statutes of said college . '
in such a manner that women may obtain 'n,
degrees in the said university, all pre- Jc'
v'ous laws, ordinances and interpreta- wi
tions notwithstanding. th
Under this authority on May 5, looi re
tiie board adopted rules admitting women tr:
to all lectures, examinations, degrees and
prizes except fellowships and scholar- ,a
ships, their fees being the same as those ro
for men, and ull the rules applving to lw
them equally, except in the medical department
"women shall practice dissec- of
tion separately from men. and medical th
lectures shall be given them either sep- 'V
arately or in conjunction with men as R'
the professors may think best." ' Id
In June. 1001. the senate also passed th
"a Grace" for giving degrees to women
who had attained u certain prescribed I-'
status in the universities of Oxford and cu
Cambridge and had passed all the exam- co
lnations and fulfilled all the other re- Ni
quirements for the granting of degrees ot
for men at Trinity. op
The regulations require that women ur
sha'l pay the same fees except those for tw
the commons (meais), that "except when m
entering or leaving college th?y shall of
wear caps and gowns upon the college th
grounds unless accompanied by a chaperon."
They are not expected "to remove
their caps in the presence of the or
provost and fellows and may wear them cl<
during lectures and examinations." They af
are not permitted to visit the rooms of It
men students In college unless accompa- th
nied by p. chaperon. They are examined de
separately; they are not required to at- m
tend chapel, and Miss Lucy Gvynn was ar
appointed lady registrar to act generally qi
as advisor to the woman students and to In
report upon their conduct. of
I>ater It was decreed by the provost and dc
senior fellows that scholarships should be
established for women upon the same ni,
It is the undevi
irrespective of the 1c
That is why tw
of mi
A sale that is a
the house (men's anc
No matter wha
fancy Worsted or F1
buy it at a considera
Remember, it i
suits?but a sale of
cially made for us, a
Stout men and
rtns as men to the value of $150 a year
d exemption from ordinary college
es, and several women have already
talned them.
The Harp of Brian Boru.
The library of Trinity College is one of
e most interesting peaces In all Ircid,
and it has two relics which are io?
mparable in historic and artistic value,
le is the harp of Brian Boru, the greatt
king in Irish history. He ruled all
land for forty years, in the tenth and
?venth centuries, and it is said that he
is the only native who ever was sucssful
in keeping Ireland in peace. This
"The Harp that Once Through Tara's
ills" and inspired that beautiful ballad
Tom Moore. Its authenticity has been
estioned and some people assert that it
ce belonged to Henry VIII of England,
t no loyal Irishman will admit the pos)illty
of such a thing,
rhe other relic, which cannot be ques>ned,
is a copy of the Four Gospels
own as "The Book of Kells," because
was made by the monks of a monasry
founded in 540 by St. Columkills or
Columba?the name is spelled both
iys?and the antiquarians tmnK inat u
tes back very nearly to that year. It
often described as "the most beautiful
ok in the world." and one may easily
lieve such a claim to be true. About
ree hundred pages, 8 by Ifi Inches in
se. are covered with the most exquisite
n work that you can imagine, embossed
th gold leaf and illuminated in bril.nt
water colors with perfect harmony
id marvelous skill. I have seen all the
eat collections of missals in the world,
it have never found so fine and perfect
i example as this. There are many
ually fine, but of smaller size, in the
useums in London and the continental
:les. Mr. Plerpont Morgan has several
eclmens of that sort of work, but the
>ok of Kelts is unsurpassed both for its
tlstic perfection and the size of its
iges, which are two. three and four
nes larger than the best of other works
the sort. Each page must have reilred
months to execute; each is dlflfert
In design and coloring, but is haronlous
with the rest, and it is difficult
say which is the most wonderful and
e most beautiful.
Lost and Found by a Peasant.
Fhe book was in the monastery at Kells
1H01 when that institution was raided
the Spaniards, and the book, which
id covers of gold, was stolen by some
norant soldier, who stripped it and
rew the text Into a bog. where it was
und coverleas by a peasant a few days
ter and taken to Archbishop I'ssher1".
s recognized ft and kept it in his library
ttil his large and unique collection of
ofcs and manuscripts was purchased by
omwell and presented to Trinity Colice.
There are other "remarkable books
the collection, including several chronics
of the early history of Ireland.
Iiich are priceless, and one marvels at
e artistic skill and labor that they repsent.
They are also Important as illusatlng
the culture and learning of the
ople of Ireland at a period when Engnd
and the continental countries of Eupe
were still submerged in the barrism
of the middle ages,
rhe Library of Dublin University is one
several government depositories under
e stationers' act. and receives a copy of
ery book printed in the United Kingdom.
this method its shelves have been raply
filled and the catalogues contain more
an a million entries,
rhere is another known as the National
brary only a few squares away. It ocples
a beautiful building erected at a
st of $750,000, to correspond with the
ational Museum, which occupies the
Via** aiila r\t a filial ra n ar\ o If woe
iened In 1890 and has about 300,000 volnes.
There Is a reading room seventy o
feet square, with a glass dome, where
any people come dally to consult works
reference, and certain persons have
e privilege of taking books arty.
A.bout half a mile from Trinity College,
i the road to Phoenix Park. Is the an?nt
prison of Dublin called Newgate,
ter a similar institution In London, and
has had a similar history. It has been
e scene of horrible incidents; it has
ta.lned mapy of the purest and ablest
artyrs for Irish liberty within its walls,
id a hundred years ago it was frelently
described in sketches of Irish life
lines similar to those that were written
' the Fleet prison and Newgate in Lonm.
It was customary to have execu>ns
outside the walls in public, and the
gilt before they were hung favored
Store closes during the heated
ating policy of this hous
>ss entailed.
nee a year we hold a
en's and yo
11-inclusive, embracing e
1 youths'), regardless of
t your desire?be it foi
annel, be it for a Cassiir
ble saving.
tten's Youths* $12
fa's Ywths' $^5
flen's Youths' $18
flen's Youths' $20
Glen's Youths' $25
flen's viiths' $30
flen's youths' $35
c n Pilo r\( c orirl
o liwi a oaiu ui uuua auu
thousands of garments,
nd having all the P.-B.
tall, lean men may be f
criminals were allowed to entertain their
frienda In reckless, disgraceful carousals.
Such a scene Is described In a famous
song entitled "The Night Before Larry
Was Stretched":
"Then In came the priest with bis book.
And spoke to him smooth and so civil;
Larry tipped him a kUmatnJiam look.
Tlien pitched his big wig to the devil;
Then raising a little his head.
To get a swate drop of the bottle.
And painfully sighing, be said.
O the hemp will be soon round my throttle.''
Phoenix Park.
Phoenix Park has about 1,800 acres
of lawn, flower beds, forest, meadow
and pasture and nineteen miles of perfect
roadway. It Is open to the public
at all times and there are no restrictions.
A lLorsebaek rider can gallop over the
gTass anywhere, cricket matches can be
played wherever is most convenient to
the players. Racing meetings are held
on the turf several days In each month,
the * course being laid out by movable
fences. Polo, hockey, foot ball and every
kind of outdoor games are going on all
the time, and almost the entire working
population of Dublin may be seen scattered
over the park during these long
summer evenings, when one can read out!
doors until after 9 o'clock. There Is no
' more beautiful park, and no greater enjoyment
is found in any similar place In
the world.
The vice regal lodge. In which the lord
lieutenant of Ireland resides nine months
In the year, is in the center of the park.
surrounded by an inclosure of fifteen
acres% with a garden, stables and cottages
for the servants. The chief secretary
for Ireland and the under secretary
have official residences In the same neighborhood,
provided by the state. Immediately
fcefore the windows of the vice
regal lodge Lord Frederick Cavendish,
chief secretary for Ireland, and Mr.
Thomas H. Burke, the under secretary,
were assassinated in 1882. The assassination
was witnessed by people, the occupants
of the lodge, but before they
could reach the place the assassins had
escaped. The spot is now marked in an
unobtrusive manner.
Phoenix Park was formerly owned by
the Knights of St. John. When their
lands were confiscated by Henry VIII,
at the time of the reformation, the monastery
was selected as the official residence
of the viceroy. Additional grounds
were purchased later by the Duke of
Ormonde when he was viceroy, and the
great Chesterfield when he held the office
did the landscape gardening, which illustrates
his exquisite taste. The park Is
beautiful always, they say, but It could
not be more beautiful than It Is today,
when the hawthorn trees are white with
blossom, the furze bushes are blazing
with orange and the rhododendrons,
which grow to enormous size, are great
banks of "purple against the rich, deep
foliage. Every flower that grows in this
climate seems to be in bloom Just now.
and Phoenix Park looks as If It had just
left the hands of the Creator.
As a Hot Weather Custom for Matinees
It's a Success.
From tlie New York 8?n.
The curtain went down on the first act.
Fans and tongues began to buzz. It being
a matinee, the tongues had rather the
better of it. but the fans were a good
second, for the day was hot.
ivvwn the aisle came the bov in buttons
whose particular function is to carry the
trays of ice water. But this time there
wasn't any ice water. He had his tray
all right. but instead of letting it hang
,down and carrying it by a handle he bore
it aloft where all might see.
And this is what they saw: Six dishes
of strawberry ice cream, with a long silver
spoon standing on each pink pyramid.
Everybody looked longingly at the tempting
dishes, but nobody seemed inclined
to do the pioneering.
And so the boy went on. looking from
side to side to catch possible orders,
until he had got half way back up the
aisle. Then to an accompaniment of giggles
four girls halted him and supplied
themselves with four of the six dishes at
10 cents apiece.
Hot cakes never went so fast as those
mounds of pink ice cream did after that.
Everybody wanted some, and the buzz of
tongues and of fans was enlivened by the
cheerful rattle of spoons and of dishes.
As a hot weather entr'acte ice cream
promises to be a succeaa
PANY, "Ninth and tl
i term at 5?Saturdays at 6.
e to sell all goods in th<
iwn i
ung men's
very Spring and Summ
its desirability, value o
a blue, black or gra)
lere or Cheviot suit of cl<
luits for $9,01
>uits for $10.7!
for $ 12.71
Juits for $14.2!
>uits for $18-7!
>uits for ?2\J{
>uits for $25.2'
[ ends, or of a few scoi
each and every one n
fashion distinctiveness,
itted just as easily as m
The present excursion season on the
river has been the best In point of weather
that the excursion boat managers have
had In five years or longer. The steamers
are well patronized.
Since 1008, summer months, when the
excursion boats do the most business,
have been rainy and cool. This caused
a heavy falling off in the patronage.
The records of one of the excursion
companies shows that In 1006 the month
of June was raw and cold, and that it
rained either all day or a part of a day
for more than two-thirds the months of
June, July and August. The sumder of
1007 was but little better.
The present summer has. so far, been
ideal. No rains of consequence have.
fallen since the latter part of. May, and
the heat has driven people to take rides
on the river in order to And cooling 1
The only thing troubling the excursion ;
managers is the fact that many working
people of the city are out of employment. (
When they have no money the receipts I
at the resorts show a decided falling off.
The big five-masted schooner William I
H. Yerkes, unloading ice from Maine at!
the bth street wharf of the American Ice
Company, will complete unloading tomorrow
and will sail for Baltimore or Norfolk
to load.
It was thought the vessel would go to
Baltimore to load coal for Boston. Capt.
Wade, the master of the Yerkes, refused
the rate of 5T> cents per ton offered on soft
coal from Georgetown to Boston, and will
seek a cargo elsewhere.
Vessel masters say It has been many
years since freights were as low as they
are now. Big coasting schooners of today
cannot carry coal at the figures offered
and make any money for their owners.
Last summer, it is stated, freights
ranged above SO cents per ton from Baltimore
and Georgetown to Boston or other
New England ports. At that figure there
was some profit in running coal.
The owners of a number of big coasting
schooners have laid them up. claiming it
Is more profitable to allow them to lie idle
than to attempt to carry cargoes at the
present rates.
Arrived?Barge Patuxent. fertilizer material.
from Baltimore, at Alexandria;
schoner Bertha May. cord wood, from a
river point to the dealers; schooner Turtle
Dayton, pine lumber, from a Virginia
port for this market; schooner Mabel &
Ruth, lumber, from Newbern. N. C.. for
dealers at Alexandria and this city; tug
Peerless of Baltimore, towing a barge for
Alexandria; power schooner Seabird, cord
wood, from a down-river point to the
dealers here; tug Walter F. Meade, towing
sand and gravel laden lighters from a
down-river point.
Sailed: Schooner William H. McGuire,
light, from Georgetown for Nominl creek,
to load grain; schooner Peri, to Alexandria
to load a general cargo for a downriver
point; schooner Mary Francis, light,
for a lower river point to load back to
this city; schooner Silver Star, light, for
Potomac creek, to load; tug Peerless,
light, from Alexandria for a bay point;
tug Rosalie, with a tow of sand and
gravel laden lighters for a down-river
Memoranda: Schooner Young Bros., from
Alexandria, has arrived at Norfolk to load
coal for a New England port: tug Dixie
Is on her way to this city with a tow of
coal-laden barges: schooner E. A. Scrlbner
has gone to Baltimore to load for a
North Carolina port; schooner Ella R.
H111 has gone to Edenton. N. C-, and
will load lumber there for this city;
schooner J. P. Robinson will load grain
in Upper Machodoc creek for this city.
The big sand and gravel dredging machines
belonging to the Potomac Dredging
company or ims cuy. which nave oeen
operating at Moxleys point, near the
Bryans point station of the United States
fish commission, were shifted early in the
week into Plscataway creek and will dig
sand and gravel there for building operations
in this city.
The tug D. M. Key of the Taylor fleet
of this city, which has been at Bennett's
boatyard for the past week having her
decks calked and other repair work
done, is about completed and will go Into
service today. The tug will be used for
general towing work about the harbor.
The little brick building on the shore
of the river at the outlet of the big
le Avenue."
1 " 1 ? -.
*ir respective season,
er Suit of clothes in
r price.
r Serge, be it for a
jthes?you may now
-e or a few hundred
ew this season, speen
of normal size.
"Ninth and the
trunk sewer from this city now has Its
roof on and Is rapidly approaching completion.
It will be ready In a few days
for service connected with the sewer
work, for which It was designed.
Rockvllle and Nearby.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ROCKVTLLE, Md.. July IB, M0?.
Edward Lowe, a resident of Derwood,
three miles west of Rockvllle, had a narrow
escape from being butchered by Richard
Adams, a Garrett Park negro, at Halpine
last night.
Lowe and Adams had some words in the
Halplne store. Adams procured a large
knife and chased Lowe 200 yards down
the road. The negro had about overtaken
his man and was In the act of using the
knife. A farm hand, employed in the
neighborhood, at that moment appeared
on the scene and grabbed the negro. Lowe
made his escape.
There was other disorder at the merchandising
establishment. Residents of
the neighborhood fwnt for Sheriff Mulllcan.
who. with several deputies, hastened
to the scene. When he arrived quiet had
urcn remuicu.
This morning Sheriff Mullican swore out
a number of warrants and went to Halpine
to serve them. Among those to be
ai rested is Louis Paehino, proprietor of
the Halpine store, who will have to answer
a charge of keeping a disorderly house.
Thomas Canada. Isaac W. Shoemaker
and Edward Trazarre who were arrested
at Glen Echo Perk Sunday on charges
of "working on Sunday." failed to appear
for trial before Justice of the Peace Reading
here yesterday. Their collaterals?4JO
each?were declared forfeited. The offenses
of the young men consisted in
operating certain amusements at the
Glen Echo resort. *
Miss Mabel uouster Rogers and William
Morris Rhodes, young Washingtonians,
were married in Rockvllle Monday afternoon
by Rev. S. R. White of the Baptist
Church at the home of the minister.
The same minister officiated at the marriage
here Monday of Miss Margaret Oilmartin
and James G. C. Salyers, both of
Alexandria, Va.
Licenses to marry have been lsaued by
the clerk of the circuit court here to Lottie
Smith and Harry T. Plummer and Pearl
Ct unnner and William Herbon, all of this
The Corcoran Hotel at this place, one
of the oldest and best known hostelriea in
Maryland, has been advertised to be sold
at public auction July "JU. For many years
the establishment was conducted by Mrs.
Kleindienst. upon whose death it was
taken in charge by li?r son-in-law, William
H. Carr. Since the latter's death it
has been conducted by his widow, now
Mrs. Lawrence Flack.
Sporting Life in Burma.
From tUe Calcutta Statesman.
A form of speculation lot gen?rully
known in England but very popular In
Burma is bull racing. A certain native
sportsman is the owner of one of th">se
bulls, for which he has refused an offer
of 10.000 rupees. It has won several races
and is looked after and as carefully tended
as a Derby favorite. The owner values
It at 25,00o rupees, and It Is said it brings
him In an annual Income of from 12.000
rupees to 15.O0O. It is carefully guarded
ny four men lest it may be got at and
Burmans also patronize boxing eagerly,
but the art can scr;rc->ly '.< practiced according
t<> Quemsberry rules, for we aie
told by a provincial reporter that lie ha*
observed that "even the beat boxers
strike out with their eyes tightly shut,
and if they do hit each other it Is more
by chance than anything else."
Obeying Mother.
From lhirper'w Weekly.
A m in had just arrived at a Massachusetts
summer resort. In the afternoon
he was sitting on the veranda when a
handsome young woman and her sixyear-old
son came out. The little fellow
at once made friends with the latest arrival.
"What is your name?" he asked. Then,
when this information bad been given,
he added. "Are you married?"
"I am not married." responded the man.
with a smile.
At this the child paused a moment, and,
turning to his mother, aaid:
"What else was It. mamma, jou wanted
me to ask hica?"

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