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NEGLIGENCE OF THE CORO.VEH.
There can hardly be any doubt In tlio
mind of any humanely disposed citizen that
Coroner Hanimc-lt should Iiave remained at
uls of ficial pest a ml thoroughly ln Catlgated
the Milling of Beach at the new city post
office building yesterday Instnd of taking
his departure for a Valerius place this
That four rueu should have been killed
to say nothing of others maimed and crip
pledup to the present time at this one
building clearly argue-, a carelessness In
regard to human life and limb that is brutal
and crinim ll on the part of tome one, and
ll should have been the prompt work of
the coroner to tli. the rioiisibilIty where
Coroner's juries are Impanelled almost
weekly for the investigation of fatal acci
dents, so called, ivhcre there Is. far less
suggestion of negligence- on the part of any
one connected Willi the killing than In this
case The Times, therefore, thinks the
fortably decided that the summer resort
was prLferablc to the Jury room.
As The Times vigorously said this morn
ing, there should be some way invented to
compel contractors td provide every pos
sible safeguard against loss of life ai.d limb
at buildings iu process of construction.
While awaiting such conipulsor) provision
the least that should be done is call con
tractors to. iccnuiitwheunialmingar-ddcatli
rcsull.froru a refusal, on account of mere
stinginess, to provitle proper platforms and
scaffolding for the convenience and safety
of employe-. In the case at present under
consideration neglect to do this appears
to be inexcusable and highl) criminal.
It Is quite apparent from the Interviews
on the destruction of the frees which ap
pear In The Times this evening, and from
similar evidence in The Morning Times,
that the warning sounded in the columns of
both newspapers has excited concern
among the entire population of the city.
No person, either man, woman or child,
who takes the trouble to walk the streets
and packs with open eyes can fail to recog
nize the truth and importance of the state
ments of The Times
The shade trees of streets and parks are
a conspicuous aid distinguishing fealuro
of the National Capital Thcyarc remarked
and admired by every visitor, and the mem
ory of tin in, accompanying the pilgrims
home, remains with them even more viv
idly, probably, than the memory of any
other featcre of the Capital This Is not the
least Important consideration touching
thesav ins of the trees
Every one of the many citizens seen by
The Times agrees that something should
be pnnptly done to save the trees, aid the
suggestion of the organization of a Tree
Protection League is received with hearty
and uutniinous approval. It Is hoped that
this encouraging talk will be supplemented
by speedy and energetic action. Meantime
every resident of the city should at least
do all that can be done for the preservation
of trues that ornament his own premises
SENATOR QUAY'S STItUGGLE.
The most rtm.tr! able fight of factions
In this political off-year is that between
Senator Matthews. Quay andli Is supporters
of his former lieutenants on the other, in
the State of Pennsylvania. In most of tlio
counties delegates to the State comentlon
have been elected, and while each faction
predicts a good majority for itself, those
who nro not personally Interested say that
to far It is a-drawn battle
The great contest is for the chairmanship
of the State committee. The "combine" is
led by C. S.Magee.of Pittsburg; Gov. Hast
ings at Harrisburg, and "Dave" Martin,
of Philadelphia. These three gentlemen
were all firm f rlentls of Quay until recently.
They were tutored in the Quay-Cameron
school of machine politics, and were grad
uated In all tbe tricks of the trade. Now
they are trying to better their Instructions.
They are turning agaalnst the master the
weapons they were taught to use as pupils.
The combine's plans are to select ex-Comp-tzoHor
GflkesoD, of the Treasury Depart
ment, chairman of the State Committee. In
the eventothlssuccess-jhe is to use his ofice
under the cUrwf lonr. of Uagoe.' Bastings
naMrtIn to break the power joI Quay
and: Cameron, and retire both from leader
ship. Bad 'Quay agreed at any time to
Tft'AD e.$agO'BN &Jp
dumR.Camerpn.Trbomhe Is really xarrylng,
from his shoulders , his own position would
have been secure. Unlike bis opponents, be
would not play the Judas Iscnriot toward
-an old friend, and even threw himself
into tbe fight, the result of. which must bo
a brilliant victory or his political down
fall, as a candidate for the chalmin nslilp,
to win otiose upon that cast of a die.
The combine, which commands millions
of dollars, h said to bo using money freely,
but tbo most disgraceful feature of tlio
strugglo is the open use of bis official
rank and patronage by Got. Bastings to
accomplish the defeat of Quay. It is prob
able that In all the history of politics, no
Governor of a Slate has so abused and de
graded .this high office.
IALXEH AND POLICY.
f "Trie, exceedingly Interesting story told
In The Morning Times of to-day, de
scribing the Tpen. operations of policy
dens in Alexandria County, has doubtless
been read by Sheriff Palmer. In the midst,
of that gentleman's siestas In the dreamy,
Oriental atmosphere of the ity whose very
name Is suggestive of the Lotos leaf, tbe
Information in regard to the ungrate
fulness of Mrs. Groves, high priestess of
policy In one' Roach Run resort, and of
the operations of that other resort with the
creepy name of the Little Red House, sug
gestive of, ghastly and murderous dramas,
must come to him like a mighty earth
And really It Is very censurable in Mrs.
Groves and the lord high executioner of
lamb-like Investors at the Little Red
noise 'that they should place this blot
upon the escutcheon of the "reform"
sherirf. The mere fact that Mr. Palmer
Is a reformer should so awe them as to
lead them to close their resorts volun
tarily. Tic high standard of morals set
by-Mr. Palmer should Inspire respect even
in polley dealers, who, it Is palnrul to
say, while "speaking personally of Mrs.
Groves and the ruler of the Little Red
House, are tbe meanest and most con
scienceless of robbers, not even except
ing the Shj locks of chattel mortgage fame
Fearing that Sheriff Palmer has not
his reform almanac at his elbow, The
Times begs Iiave to say to the reform
official that to-morrow is Sunday; that
The Times has Its field-glass trained to
sweep the southern coast of the Potomac,
and will on Monday be glad to say whether
he has had the desire or the ability to
close both front, aide and back doors of all
shady resorts for at ltast one day of the
LOCAL ART AT ATLANTA.
It will be very gratifying to the people
of the District to learn that no other city
vv 111 be be tier represented In the art depart -meut
of the Atlanta Exposition than Wash
ington The number of local artists who
will exhibit is larger than has ever been
known at any exposition outside of Wash
ington, and the quality of the work will
present a very high av erage
Such artists as Weil, Mesecr, Andrews.
Brooke, Hinckley, Moser, Sawyer and
Dunliar cannot rail to Impress the millions
who will islt the exposition with the
high merit of the Ir productions upon cam as
and in plastic art; while the feminine circle
Is conspicuously represente-d by examples
of the skill of Miss Perrle, Migg Hauson,
MLss Thompson, Miss Mcuden and many
others A list of the exhibits Is given In
the Morulng Times of to-day, with much
other iutcxe&ting matter relating to local
The numerous exhibitors, and the energy
with which they responded to the reiiest
of the exposition managers for examples
of the work of artists at the Natloual Cap
ital, is another Illustration of the growth
of the art circle-, and of tho development
of art sentiment, art excellence and art
schools at the Capital.
"MR. HOWLER'S CRITICS.
There is some excuse for the enthusiasm
nlth which the sugar producers and their
at tome j s sail into Comptroller Bowler, but
ft hat sort of oil Is ft that lubricates the men
tal machinery of those persons and newspa
pers which have no surface Indications of
self-interest, but who out-Herod the Arods
of planters and attorneys In their abuse of
au Independent, upright, Immovableoff ielal,
who thoroughly investigated the sugar
bounty question before he gave a dee Islon?
This curious energy on the part of these
persons and newspapers bos exci'cd the at
tention of the public, and aroused a far
reaching suspicion 3nd fear that such cham
pionship of the sugar bounty steal, which
crept Into the law as oue of the extraordi
narj compromise accessories of the Quay
Gorman tariff bill, and was kindly stamped
with the President's indorsement. Is not
enllrely pbOanthrojiIc and gratuitous.
In this connection that ancient epi
gram might be quoted which admirably
declares that iou can fool all the people
some of the time and part of the people all
the time, but you can't fool oil of the people
all the time.
The Washington baseball club is clearly
fought to a stand still, and, as clearly. It
didn't require cry bard fighting.
Sheriff Palmer, the "reform" official
of Alexandria county, seems to be going
just far enough on his reform Journey to
find oil t ti hich side of his bread is buttered.
If It be within the power of the army
authorities they should really let Private
Gill go scott free after his self-Inflicted
punishment of swlmmms the James Creek
That is a curious clash of civil and mili
tary law which provides on the one hand
that If a sentinel shoots an escaping pris
oner he must be punished for murder and
If be fall to shoothlni, if that be necessary
to stop him, the sentry would bo immured
for months In a military prison.
Doubtless the severest punishment that
could be meted out to Mr. Spenre, lately
of the late alleged city of New Alexandria,
would be to compel nlm to live in his own
alleged hotel, drink the liquids of bis. own
bar, feed upon the melancholy efforts of
his own late cook, henceforth to bear no
sound except the dismal and ominous croak
of the omnipresent frog.
In on interview just previous to his de
parture from New York yesterday, Mr.
Robert T. Lincoln Is reported as snlng that
while It was too soon to make Republican
Presidential predictions, there are plenty
of candidates In sight, soch as Reed, McSln
ley, Harrison, and Allison. In recognition
ot Mr. Lincoln's well-known modesty
The Times would respectfully add the.
name ot Robert, Todd Lincoln to tbe dis
Bo sure and btry-'tb Kreat-Saoda'T
Tlmes, SO pages 3 teats.
Gossip iDftiie Dau-
"It seems that there Is a regular flood
of pessimism floating over this country,"
remarked a young lawyertula. morning,
"and men seem to tbbik that no one will
do his duty-any more until.he Is literally
rorccd to It by pecuniary consideration
or by public sentiment. There Is no bet
ter illustration than the Flagler case.
"I verily bt'lim e that nine out of every
ten people In Washington forced the opin
ion on themselves, or had It forced upon
them, that the district attorney would not
act In tbe matter simply because the
jourig lady bad Influence. I believe It
was the Intention of the prosecuting at
torney from the first to do as he did, and
how matters could have been expedited
I don't know. Now that Miss Flagler
has given ball, the public will breathe
easier. It will not feel at rest, however,
until the grand Jury disposes of the case,
and then only In tbe event the charge Is
Ignored, where It would necessarily end.
If a true bill were returned the public
would again grow fretful, because the
trial did not take place instonter, and so
on through ci nvictlon or acquittal until
a final resting place Is reached. It Is
the same way with every case. Men
cannot rest assured that their fellow-men
will do their duty."
"There. Is a little red book kept in every
station-house," said a popular officer
of the Ninth pn-cinct, "tliat every patrol
man would like and ought to see, but he
don't. It Is called the book of efficiency,
but It would be better named the book of
"No one about the, station sees It but the
desk sergeant and tbe lieutenant. Good
or bad marks, but especially the latter,
are recorded here ns reasons for them occur
or are supposed to occur. Then it goes
every morning to Major Moore, and from
him to Commissioner TruesdeU. There
are two reasons why It should be open to
the men themselves for Inspection. The
first Is to prevent fraud. No matter
how efficient and dutiful an officer may
be If the desk man has a grierb nee against
him he can gain solace by recording a black
mark. The lieutenant, through Ignorance,
may sanction It
"The other reason Is that if the officers
knew when they were not up to prime
they might correct themselves, as In dress
and personal appea ranee."
"There Is oue place In Washington that
bears some resemblance to Battery Park,
New York," remarked a gentleman who
observes. "That Is the parking around
the city halL Of course, the water isn't
there, and the "L" road doen't skirt Its
edges, nor do multi-stJiried buildings fence
It In; but the walks, the park benches, and
the people on them look the same of course,
on a more moderate scale than the famous
nietroKlls park. A rersou sees the same
lounging frequenters of the place pretty
much day after day. Iu the morning they
it on the benches west of the courthouse
As the sun climbs up the shade falls more
dlre-ctly from the trees and the loungers sit
on both sides of the building. In tbo niter
noon they follow the shade to the cast
walks One i,ot infrequently sees the same
face mi different benches from early morn
ing until nightfall "
"Docs-ot reduction In price necessarily
menu a n ductlon In speed?" queried a her
dlc patron to a Tlrne-s reporter. "It cer
talnly seems that the henllc company has
adopted that theory as tbelr motto," he
continued. "Not that these chicles were
ever particularly speedy iu their palmiest
days, but 11 does seem that ever, sliicc the
directors in the goodness and kindness of
their hearls reduced the fare from the pro
verbial nleke-1 to three copper pennies there
lias Iieen a corresponding decrease In the
velocity with which the so "hay feeders"
move. Furthermore, there Is 'a decided
Irregularity iu their movements, and It Is
not an uncommon thing for one to wait
from twenty five to thirty minutes for a
chance to practice economy."
Though the City Hall In an old building,
aud every frequenter of the place knows
the crying need of a new home of Justice
more In keeping with the general appear
ances of the city, there is one thing certain,
and that Is that It is oue of the cleanest
kept buildings in the Capital City. The
praise for this Is due to tbe qnintc-t ot col
ored porters, who make a most formidable
army against dirt.
Every corridor, from basement to top
story, and every room that is in use Is mop
ped at least once a day, while the indus
trious five mnke two cleaning raids a week
on the usoccupled courtrooms daring the
summer. This Is done not because they
need It, but simply from force of habit
James Howard, more familiarly known as
simply "Howard," Is the leader of the
cleaning brigade. Be has held the position
for years, and there Is not a I.iwvcr about
the courts that he does not know.
A large painted sign, mounted on a
wagon, and lazily drawn through the
streets by a dilapidated looking mule, ad
vertised yesterday the tact that Wash
ington is soon to have a new newspaper.
The "Cactus" Is the Arizona like name
chosen to ornament this journalistic
venture, and Carl Browne, he of Coxey
fame, is to handle the editorial reins
Just what has Irduced the redoubtable
Carl to enter tbe newspaper arena Is a
matter of conjecture and most serious
thought Browne says that the Cactus is
to be highly pictured and cartooned, and
that cvervbody will want to read It but
Mr. Cleveland. So from this announcement
it is to be presumed that the Cactus will
not bj ery friendly to Mr. Cleveland or the
The following little story was wafted
down by the soft breezes from off the coast
ot Maine, and the jokers at the police court
have unladen the breeze aud are carrying
the story themselves. It was gossip of
the courtroom jesterday. Judge KimbaJL
it seems, who is fishing and enjoying
himself along thecoastof the pine tree State,
was very much surprised the other day to
find thaton the end of his line there was a
fish. Of course he pulled up, and taking it
The fish looked pleadingly, and his honor
thought to himself, "This punishment Is
certainly too great for tbe fish," then
turning to tbe fish he asked.
"Is this your tint offense:"
The flny captive wriggled that it was,
and the Judge, dropping a salt tear on tho.
fish to revive it, gently pat it back In the,
water and said
"I'll tako your personal bonds."
A New Yorker visiting friends in the
city believes that Governor Morton's
availability as a Presidential candidate
would be greatly enhanced were the fact
known that through bis veins courses
'the bluest of blue blood. Be does not re
gard this particular variety ot blood
as absolutely essential, but that it would
rather serve as a collateral auxiliary
In fact, he considers this the time, and a
Presidential race the occasion, when
blooded people .should hangjogetber. Tho
New Yorker says: "There in one element
of strength possessed by Governor Morton
as a Presidential, aspirant-that has been
either overlooked, or UBderestimated by
both bis friends and opponent. I refer
to the tact that be ts a sember-of the So
ciety ot Maitlower Descendants; and.Is
eligible to the Society of Colonial Wars,
the Society ot tbe Sons or the Revolt-ties,
and the Brotherhood of Men Whose -Ancestors
OccitDled Saloon Cabins la Noah's
Ark. When lt.ls' iaken'J uto consideration.
tnai ancestry or-inn pirotecnnic-cnanio-ter
assures for,Uie descendant of many
Pilgrim fathers 'And rpripatetlo Mothers
ther-support of the blutvblooded portion
ofthe community irrespective of ag,
weight, height or previous condition ot
servitude the availability of Governor
Morton becomes more than ever pronounced
Levi P. Morton doesn't say much atpre-nt,
but be It known that he wtSars htsjpat-of-annajipoo
bis sleeve. As a man who has
'had bis' full complement of ancestors,
tlie undersigned Is for Morton first, last
and nil the time. I don't want to heir the
cry for blood raised in this peaceful land,
but I am very glad to do a little shouting
for blue blood, and for Morton as a son
ot blue-blooded sires."
daranayeko, JIaha Mudaliyar of Ceylon,
being In Ill-health, tbV office will probably
be given to Pedro deTBarani Wonlgcsekcro
Ekenayeke, a Sinhalese of the bluest blood,
descendant of a long line ot Malta Mudall
Tars, whrf Is now Itinerant magistrate for
the western province.
Mrs Henry S. iVes, who Is with Marcbesl
In Paris preparing for .grand opera, will
sing under tbe name of Mile. Lillian
Miss Margaret Klein has accepted the
position of associate editor of the Arts,
a Chicago magazine devoted to spreading'
good art among the people.
In the recent sale of the property of
Mrs Paran Stevens many pictures were
pu rcbased by Mrs. Blooru field Moore whose
inleution In, it is said, to present them
to tbe University of Pennsylvania.
Tbe fact Is noted by tbe August Trained
Nurse that Miss Sadie Cassldy, who was
graduated from the New York City Hospital
Training School for Nurses, has been pro
moted to head nurse at GouvcneurUospltal.
The late Mrs. Mary Reynolds was one ot
the wealthiest women In Iowa. She was the
widow of "Diamond' Joe" Reynolds, whose
name is a household word in tbe Mississippi
Valley, and who developed stearaboatlng
on the upper Mississippi to a remarkable
degree. One of the crack boats of his line,
tbe Mary Morton, bore bis wife's maiden
The death ot ex-Gov. Rice brings to
mlud the interesting fsctthat five governors
ot Massachusetts "were' born in the year
1818 Klce, Butler, Boutwcll, Talbot and
ClatUu The senior ex-governor to-day In
age, as well as Iu date of service. Is Mr.
Boutwcll, who held the governorship In
1851-'63, and is five weeks older than Mr.
The recent death In Moscowof StatcCoun
cllor Jcrroakoff deprived the poorof Russia
of their most munificent benefactor. It
is said that In the past twenty years Jer
makoff gave $3,000,000 to charily. His
first public act which excite-d general at
tendon was the purchase of the freedom
of all the serfs living In his native village.
This co-it him $120,000. Ho came to the
rescue of the poor people lime and time
again when the harvest failed. HU funeral
was one of the largest ever seen In the old
lurlal place ot the Uusslau Czars, thou
sands or the poor of the capital following
the pbllanlhrpist's body uthe grave.
Tbe. hills ard thcVa'tTeysarcastrhsleep'
In the warmth .pr the sumrrjcnioori;
The yellow lilies sVand straight aud tall
Like sentinels under the gray stoue wall;
Butterflies, amber did white aud brown
Whirl and flutter and settle down;
Birds, like bits ot the cloudless sky.
Silently over the pathway fly;
Brown bees, tired of the chase they've led.
Rock iu the clover "Uossoiiis red.
And softly, sleepily croou.
Poppies, scarlet as iunsct seas,
Nod aud bind iu the Mle breeze;
Grasses, fringiug tbe fieldsot wheat.
Shimmer white inlbc waves of heat.
And maples under 'the light wind's play,
Glimmer with mingled gre-eu and gray.
The quiet world, lit Ihc sllei.ee mild,
Thrinsllke the soul of a dreaming child.
" Harper's Bazar.
A recital by Padercwskl Is among the
events of interest to Washington musical
clrcls for the coming season. Efforts
are being made to arrange for one recital
about the first week in December, prob
ably In the afternoon, though this has not
b?en definitely decided.
Tvuit.,m PftMfir is negotiating with
Frank Cclll, the eminentbantone, for a
concert tour of the United States during
ths season or 189G 97. Mr. Cclll is a
brothT ot WillCarleton.
Johnston & Arthur havo secured Ri
varda, a master violinist, for fifty con
crts for this country. He will open in
New York at the Philharmonic concert on
November 15. Kivarde is 26 years ot age
and was a schoolmate of Ysaye.
William C. Carl, the distinguished organ
ist, will mak-3 a transcontinental tourfiom
July 15 to September 15 inclusive. Mr.
Carl's tour iuclud-s the States ot Califor
nia. Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Kansas and
Missouri. On his return an extensive
Eastern tour will bo made.
Frederic von Hausegger's son is the
composr ot au opeia, "Zlnnober," which
win b-i produced this winter in Munich.
In November, at the Grand Opera, In
Paris, will tn produced "Fredegonde,"
an unflnish'd opera by tlio late Ernest
Gulraud, to which Saint-Sncns has put
tho finishing touches.
Sis- Luciano Conterno has engaged for
his military and concsrt band of sixty
plees, with which he is to tour the South
and West next winter, beginning inPltts
burg at the exposition, which opens the
first week In Beptember, seven soloists
from prominent hands here and abroad.
The new men are John Hazel, cornctist;
CtMT. Bafaelo Manro, petit- clarinet, ot
Municipal Band, of Kapl's; Big. Carlo de
Chlara, obo, of Gilmore's Band; James
Gore, euphonium, ot tbe Coldstream
Guards Band; V. Banna, clarinet; Gui
Bppe Bernolfo, French horn, from the
Grand Th'atre ot Italian opera, Buenos
Ayresv and Ed Meares, trombone, of the
British Grenadier Guards Bond.
Like Tbelr Falhorsand Mothers.
Wise parents arc continually hearing
something from thdr children; and the
mora simple-hearted, the children are tho
more Instructive is Jtioir-example.
"Why, Mary," saJ.Mrs. Wilson to her
Hill's girl, "you and jy our viaitora are dol
ing nothing but sltabput and Jook miser
able. Why donft vou-play something;"
"We are praying.' ,.
-"Playing whntn it -
"We're playing- that wo aregrowed op."
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- Bo-anrtt'andilMsfbe Irreat Sunday
Times, 28 nugea, 3 cents.
AH Around the Wheel.
Bicycle riding and poor teeth, says tbe
Illustrated American, are about the last
two subjects that ono would bracket to
gether. Yet over-exercise on the wheel is
respdnsirjle for a diseased condition ot the
gums and teeth which, according to several
promlneut dentists. Is rapidly increasing.
They explain that tbe existing evil Is caused
by the extra effort necessary to ascend bills
or to ride In races, the short, quick breaths
of cold air that strike tbe overheated gums
through the open mouth causing a conges
tion ot those parts. The face swells as with
an ordinary toothache, pus forms around
tbe- teeth and loosens them, and in many
cases makes extraction necessary, and
the pain is equal to baviug all one's teeth
ulcerating at once. Tbe only preventive Is
a difficult one to follow that is, always
ride wltb mouth closed.
A gentleman who lives on the South Bide,
says tbe Chicago News, has combined art
and bicycling. Just In lront of the handle
liars of bis wheel ho has hung a knapfack
of canvas specially made for tho purpose,
and iu this he carries bis paint-box and
other sketching materials. Under the
saddle a place has been made to bang an
umbrella with a jointed handlo, a camp
Btool and other articles. When tbe artist
is ready to go on a (ketcblcg expedition
be dons a wide hat and spins leisurely away.
.When he reaches the "spot where he wishes
to interpret nature he sets up his bicycle,
supports It upright by an icgenious device
whlca transforms It into a big catel, and
The hammock girl is out of date.
The carriage girl passe,
The girl who rides the bicycle
Rules all the world to-day.
She flashes by with graceful speed.
As If tbe rode on air.
And as she glides along she finds
Let Bishop Doane and Bishop Coxo
Abuse ber as they may;
The 'cycle girl is here, brand new,
Aud she is hero to stay. t
She doesn't care how much they fues,
For she knows she's all right;
And, even as they grumble, they
Must own she's out of right.
Bo here's to tao sweet 'cycle girl,
In bloomers or in skirts,
Bbe's worth a dozen of the girl
That lounges 'round and flirts;
And here's a wish for Bishop Coxe,
A-ralllng on tbe fence;
That he may Uve and grow in grace
And some day have more tense.
Our Paris correspondent writes: M. Zola
has taken to cycling. M. Jules Clarctle fol
lowed his example, and M. Rocbefort now
enjoys every monilng a spin round the
Bols The number of French women who
cycle rapidly increases The wide streets
are alive with them from dusk to midnight,
the weathertheil being cool. Elderly I-idies
avail thenx-elves of the steel horse Iu the
evenings and early mornings. One sees
husbands and wives on tandems I know
a retired officer who is nearly 75 whogoes
out on a tandem cycle with a wife over 60.
She says that his cycle did his health so
much good that he Is now able to give up
his niatullonal and evening absinthes He
and madame vvent on their tandem last win
ter from Toulouse to Nice.
A grand assmblage of bicyclists will
taV.9 place iu Paris on the Place de la Con
cord) September 1, to which all the world
is luvitd to send samples ot their beat
rid'rs. Tlie greatest preparations are
lying made among Paris experts. It will
not trt merely a show-oft as far as num
tcrs are concerned, but a starting point
for long distance rides, some going to
Florence, others having arranged par
ties for Boulogne and even Berlin.
Tbe "form" of bicycling is beginning to
In studied. Grooms on wheels must fol
low thlr mistresses as they did on horse
back; it is probably only a question of a
short time when the lady's maid will have
to Includi wheeling with her other ac
complishments to Eecure a situation. On
th3 road tlie woman who wishes to ride a
la mode has to kiow a number of little
things that are overlooked by another
woman, just as the smart set have a code
for riding and driving that is as inex
orable as that they 6hould not eat with
tneir knives or put sugar on oysters. So
ciety Insists on the upr ght position, with,
of course, no attempt at racing pace. It
also frowns upon constant ringing of the
b-'U that will do for tbe vulgar herd, who
dllght in noise; the well informed wheel
woman keps eves and ears alert and
touches her 1H1 rarely. She dresses dain
tily and Inconspicuously -effaces herself.
In fact as much in this exercise as she
does in all public places.
It is said that a French chemist proposes
to make a sabstltute for India rubber from
the same Ingredients as are used for the
manufacture of printers' rollers I. e , a
mixture formed ot variable proportions
of glae, glycerine and molasses. Tills com
position is to be covered with canvas, or
dinary rubber "or other suitable material"
to protect it against humidity, great heat
or mechanical action Although the ingre
dlcnts named form the fundamental basis
of the composition, the inventor reserves
the right to modify tlie product by the ad
dltiou of other substances.
"A favorite ride of New York wheel
men," says an English cvclu paper, "is
climbing Pike's Peak, a small mountain
ou the outskirts of the city. Elding is pos
sible almost to the summit, the road being
fairly steep and of zigzag nature. In
some parts the path Is awful, being barely
" Fresh From Workshops.
A button having perforation through
the base of the shank for securing by
pins or sewing.
An elevator to prevent chafing of the
heel, consisting ot a. pad, of felt, cork or
other material having an Inclined upper
surface, slightly hollowed, which Is ce
mented In the ordinary boot or secured
below the insole when making the shoo.
A method of preserving eggs by Im
mersing them in a warm eolation of
gelatine and bichromate ot potash and
allowing them to dry while exposed to
tlio light. This renders tbe gelatine hard
A rotary appliance on which a flower
bed may be arranged to give ornamental
effects In the garden when the arrange
ment is revolved.
An Improved starch or linen gloss tor
laundry purposes, which is composed ot
four gallons ot water, to which are add
ed 40 ounces white starch, SO ounces
common soda. 6, ounces rock borax, 23
ounces tain, and 1 ounce oil of tur
pentine. The mixture Is subjected to a
temperature of 100 degrees F., being
constantly stirred on cooling. Two or
three days are allowed (or precipitation.
A sewing needlo flattened at the eye
end so that the threaded eye shall not
'be thicker than tlie body of the-oeedle.
Bo snre and bnylhe great Sunday
Times, SO pages, 3 cents.
A Scottish Factor's Amaxliuz Adven
tures iu-Apsley House.
He was a factor, or estate agent, for
one of the oldest ot old Scotch families.
Four generations had occupied tbe lands
in bis time, and each succeeding noble
man bad honored him with confidence
and friendship. A stanch, trusty man
was be, and of the good old-fashioned
type. He had many strange experiences,
llcrcls his account of one otlhem:
"When tu London on one occasion I met
a man iu the streets whom I remembered
as baviug been at one time valet, afterwards
steward, tu a Scottish nobleman. He wasa
man witfi a decided personality, by no
means bashful. Sharp by name and sharp
by nature. Rccognizlngnieatonce.besnluted
In bis usual faultless style, and I stopped
to exchange a few pleasantries; Before we
separated he remarked:
'"Now, sir, what can I do fur you In
Loudon? I shall ever remember your kind
ness in procuring good situations for my
sons, and shall be glad to be of any service
to you. Give me the opportunity now.'
"I said I was obliged to him, but really
every sight In London seemed to have a
money value that I had no difficulty.
" 'Oh, but, sir, I probably could get )iu
a sight that money could nut buy. Now
' 'Well, then. Sharp, could you take
me to the Waterloo banquet to-morrowT
"It was, to my mind, the occasion ot In
terest above all others.
" 'Impossible, absolutely impossible, he
said at once. 'Why, you can't know what
you are asking, sir. Not a living soul
except tbe officers who fought. In tbe
battle can get to tbe banquet. The rule
U positively sacred. The King Is the one
exception and be has to. -consider himself
a privileged guest.'
" 'Oh, well," I said In mock resentment,
'you insisted on my naming some, sight
which money could not bay, and the very
first I mention beats you. Good-day,
"I was turning away, when tbe ready
witted fellow sprang after me, and, with
a show of spirit,, said:
" 'Well, sir, you have put me to- the
test. I will undertake to show you the
Waterloo banquet to-morrow n'gbt. On
this occasion, however, you must obey
my Instructions. You must come, in
evening dress, to tbe opposite side of
Piccadilly from Apley House at 5 o'clock
punctually. Keep your eye on tbe window
directly opposite to the side or east gate.
You will see me appear there exactly at
tbe hour. If I bold both arms above my
head ami beckon to you with my hands
joit may consider that all is right. If
you see me keep my arms down and shake
my headallls wrong; you may go home. If
all Is right, prepare to walk leisurely
across the street toward the gate, which
you will find guarded by policemen as
well as by soldiers. Time yourself to
arrive at the gate Just as I do, for I
will be visible. And then, sir, leave tbe
rest to me.'
"We parted for the day, and I made sev
eral calls In tbo afternoon, oue of them.
strangely euougb, on Suarp"a former roas
ter, who urged mc to come and dine with
blm the following evening, holding out asan
inducement that he vv oulct get sev eral mu
tual acquaintances with whom we should
be sure to have a night ot fun ar.d story
telling ot davs gone by. I declined
again and again, saying I was already en
gaged. " 'Come, come," said bis lordship, 'put
your engagement off. Remember, Iprom
iso will meet those worthies. Do '
" "Well, my lord, I replied. 'I may live
to meet them again, but I shall never have
another chance ot my to-morrow night's
" 'Come, come' (a con-mon expression
ot bis lordship's, who was as good a man as
ever flavored a glass of okl port), 'what Is
this great engagement you are bound to?
"Well, my lord, I am goirg to (be Wa
terloo banquet to-morrow nlgbt.'
"You should have seen him whistle and
laugh as he exclaimed.
" 'Why, man, you can't possibly be so
privileged; even I could not go."
One ot the representative and best
known cltlzsns of Washington is Mr. L.
Cabell Williamson, president of the Young
Mtn'a Christian Association, having been
closely Identified with all the workings
of that organization for a number ot
years. His labor in this direction lias
been one ot love, and to him as much as
any onti else belongs the honor ot building
up the association to tho position It now
enjoys in this community. Mr. William
son is also a prominent member of the Dis
trict bar, and enjoys a largo and lucrative
He was born at Charlottesville, Ta.,
October 12, 1853, and moved to Lynch
burg, Va., with his parents a few yoars'
later. He caruo to-this city in 1867, where
be 'baa resided ever sluce.
Being poor, be learned t be self-support-Ins;
at an early age, but found time in bis
leisure moment to devote himself to
the. study or Uw", and Cnalli attained suc
cess and distinction, graduating second in
bis class at tbe National Law School In
1874, He- was soon afterwards admitted
tcithc bar, and has since been active In
the practice of bis profession. Mr. Wllllaiu-
P1NEY POINT HOTEL
At Reduced Rates,
On Steamer Arrovsmlth on Saturday tho 10th
Instant. Leavls: ber wharf at S o'clock p. m.,
arriving in Washington by 10 o'clock Sunday
night. Fare for the round trip t'ekets on boat
and meals and room at the hotel, only SiM.
No tickets aold at the wharf. Can only be had
at the store ot Wash. B, Williams, 7th and I)
Thos. W. Williams,
I am still at the comer of Seventh
and D Streets N. W., selling Furni
ture, Carpets, etc., as cheap as any
other house In the city. Clve me a
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Sts. N. W.
" 'Oh, I am quite aware of that, my
lord, but I am going.
" 'Come, come, how Is this to be ac
complished?' he asked.
" "Well, do you remember Sharp, whom
you had first as valet, then as steward,
years ago? He has promised to let mc see
this sight ot all sights.'
"His lordship reflected a short time,
and then remarked:
' "Well, sir. If (hat man Sharp has
undertaken to let iou be present at the
Waterloo banquet, he will fulfill his prom
ise. At a levee, on one occasion, he was
in attendance on my two sisters and my
self. The crush was unusually great, and
one of my sisters grew faint, the other nerv
ous. I turned to Sharp for help, and he,
rising to the occasion, at once offered his
arm to one of my sisters. She took it, and
Sharp, asking uto followhini, managed to
make his wav through the press to a
side door, which he epened. We found
ourselves In a charming room, with lunch
eon on the table". Sharp locked the door,
and offering my sisters chairs, we enjoyed
an excellent repast and some good wine.
Fortified in this way , we were able to stand
out the fatigues of the levee. Yes.Blarpls
a wonderfully clever fellow."
"Ne-xt day I was at my trystlng place
In plenty of time, but far from being
happy at the role I expected to play, I
dreaded being found outand disgraced.
"Prompt to time. Sharp appeared at the
window. Uls hands were high above bis
bead, his face beaming with delight How
be happened to be In Apsley House I never
touud out. He was a strange fellow. I
slowly walked across tbe street, picking
my steps with unnecessary care, trying to
anticipate the challenge of the sentries
by finding sime plea for entrance. All at
once I became aware of some oneshouting
my name and calling me a great .lumbering,
dilatory fellow who was always late. I
looked up in amazemeut. but Sharp, for
Sharp It vas, only shouted the louder:
'Come away. confound you; eonie away at
once. You're keeping back all the prepa
rations He seemed so very angry that
the sentries and policemen were completely
takeu In , and, in fact, I was myself, in more
senses than one.
Concluded into morrow'sMornlngTlmes.
As Klie- tbe Hurt.
As flies the hirt to forests dark ard dim.
As little windblown bird to shelter hies;
As lonely traveler in evening glim
In fast approaching nightforshelter tries;
If lon-Iy art, no friends aroJnd thecheering.
Silent, distrcs-ied, amidst the dim of life;
When frightened art, the cares of duty
Seeking surcease of sorrow in the strife,
Tell theemy visiousof immortal bliss.
Drive shadows from thy oul that now op
And on tby lips imprinta raptured kiss.
son has also taken great interest In church
work, and was a deacon In tLc Assembly
Presbyterian Church for a number of years
and superintendent of Its Sunday-school.
He is also closely identified with Masonry,
and wo s at one time .past grand master otthe
District uf Columbia , asW is now president
of the General Masonic Belief Association
ot the United State and Canada.
Bis connection with the Y. M. C. A. in
this city dates back to the year 1874,
when tbe association rooms were located
in the old Lincoln Ball, at the corner of
Ninth and D streets. Be took an active
part in this kind ot work from the lieginnlng
and the association was Instrumental in
leading faun Into church work. When the
association moved into Its quarters on
New York avenue, which were recently
destroyed by fire, he was one ot the board
directors, and was twice elected as its
president in 189.1 and 1894, respective
ly, a. position he now holds. Be Is well
qualified for the duties ot the office, pos
and la now taking a great interest in the
work ot securing a site and the necessary
funds-for the erection of a new borne for
the association. It Is to be hoped' his
efforts will meet with success. j
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