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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THTJESDAT, JTJIjT 4, 1895.
BUSY WEEK IN THE SOOTH A FEW Some Timely Hints lo Summer Housekeepers Suggestions Which Will Make Many a Woman's Work Pleasanter and Save Her From Many Annoyances. - - Among Many -Whom Dr. Walker Has Cured, Unusual Number of Uew Enter prises Have Been Eecorded. . ',"i Shipbuilding, Gold 3tefinln, Cotton Mills, Channel liredslnjr, mid Other Kiiturprlzei Inaugurated. Baltimore, July 3. Keports to tbc Manu facturer Record fcoys: The past to has beon an uuueuftlly busy one aud has witnessed the doting of many enterprises of great moment. Tiie contract made Tor opening Aransas Pass harbor in T xsm ill involve tiie expenditure of &3O0.000 on Jetty work and deepening tho channel, to ! lollowid probably by sev eral million dollars in tUe building of "wharves, terminal facilities, etc. Uids are being invited for the building material for the Meet woike, to be established at Bessemer, Ala. A contract has been closed for a $f 00,000 ship, to be built at Newport Ni-wp. The cyanide gold process, to fuc oessftil hi uk in Africa and in the "West, is to be tested on North Carolina ores by some Northern and Western capitalists, who predict that if it is successful North t arolina -will become a tetond Africa in gold development. The Ohio Klvcr and t'harlertoujtnilrond, now in cperation from Camden, 8. C, to Jtutherfordton, If C , has voud to 1st ue new bonds not to exceed $15,000 a mile, covering the completed riad ami the line to be built, for the purpose of building xi road across the mountums and til to the coal fields of West Virginia and Kfiilccky, where a through outlet to the "West would be leached. The Jacksonville, Si Aiigustineandlndinn River Railway is to be extended by Mr ri.igler, to Iiiscayne Bay, a distance of MXtv-five miles, and conlracts are being let for the construction ,work and for the rails Many new industrial undertakings are reported The Cherokee Falls cotton mills, Blac-kKburg, S C , which has just completed a 1,000 spmdle mill, is preparing to double its capacity A company has been organ ized to build a 10,000 spindle mill at Arkadelphia, Ark At Sumter, S. C, a 100,000 cotton mill is being organized and a 5,000 spindle mill is projected at Urantville, Ga , aud a number of others are being organized at Decatur, Ala . Central, 6 C, aud oilier points. A SUOO.OOO marble company has been organized in Arkanas, a Si .000,000 channel and dock company in Texas 100,000 creooting plant is to be established in Virginia, a $100,000 oil company in West Virginia. Other Miterpnses for the week include a great variety of projects for miscellaneous manufacturing and building concerns. Ileal Kstnte Transfer-. ' Deeds of real estate were filed yesterday for record as follows William E. Clark and wife to John A. Baker, part of original lot 5, square 370, 10. Mary Fealy and husband to Ed wa rd Kennedy, part lots 7 and 8, iuare G25, 2,000. Oscar Turner to Martha Hunter, part lot 3G, Walters' trustees' tub of John A. Turner estate, countv, subject to 2.000 trust, 10. Avanlla Lambert and Martina Carr to Edward Kennedy, all interest in parts of lots 7 ard K ft.i.are G25. quitclaim, 5. B. F Crtw to melia fc Dial, part lot 14, reservation I), 3oo. Amelia S. Dial to C W. Sluli s, rrt lot 14, reH-rvatiou B, 10. Joseph Airthou and wire to J .D. Sullivan, lots 6b and QU .Allen et al. sub , square 274, $10. Joliu D. Sullivan to Henry Murray, I ots GS and G, Allen sub., square 274, I 51.1O0. Charles T. Yoder, trustee, to huries E. Lannmg, lot C, m Kelly's f-ub., square G23, 2G5. Henry F. Woodward and George W. Drew, trustees, to Anthony 3aepler, part lot 2, Sweeney's sub., square 5DG, $9,425. Leon Tobriner, trustee, to H. KTai-k, pan lot 90 and all of lots 91, 92, UH and 94, Griswold's sub , Chi cheMer, $1.400 Leroy M. Taylor and W It Woodard. trustees, to Mamie E. Normeut, lot B. Watson stib , square 190, $12,000 Iliram Fenrod and wife to Bettie W Jamieeoa, part lot 3, block 37, Brookland. $10 William B. Todd and wife to A GitntlHT, part lot 17, square 17, M97 50 Hiram J Fenrod and wife to Kathenne Waltrti. part lot 3, block 37, $10 Robert E Morris to Cecilia M. CoiigUliu. part original lot 25. square 557 $10 William L. Foulke to Sidney SBieber, lot 132 Atchison's sub . square gf.o, subject to $1,700 trust, $10. James Fisiibaek to Caro E Kii6how, parts lots $G and 7 Jekyll's sub , Kosciusko Place, 15 acres. $10 James Fishback to Manila J Ma run. part lots G and 7, Jekylfe sub, Kosciusko Place, 12 acres, $10 Samuel Bieber and wife to Eugene A Atcuisoo, parts original lots 1 and 2, square north of 853, $10. C. Reynolds Bedford, trustee, to Samuel Ross, lot 285, Early sub , square 15G, subject to $7,000 trust, $800. John A . Baker, trus tee, et at , to Rachel A . Smoot, part original lot 5, square 370. S10: Cecelia Howard and husband to B C, lot 4 and part lot 2, square 175, 17,373.25. Fran els S. Carmody and wife to George S. Cooper, lot 1GG, Groff's sub., square 779, $4,000 Sarah J Johnston and husband to James Kennedy, lot 75, Beale sub., square 873. $10. ' Shot nt His Partner nt Crups. Tor an alleged attempt to kill Edward Chapman, a half-grown colored boy, William Bnowden, al6o colored, was yesterday held for the action of the grand jury by Judge Millerin $1,000 bonds. Chapman testified that Suowden, during a crap game on a Twenty-first Btxeet lot, demanded 50 cents Of him, and being refused drew a pistol and llred point, blank in his face, the bullet passing over his ear. Snowden told the court the firing was accidental, and that he was only exhibiting the pistol to Edward when it went ofL i FIXANCLAXi. American Security i Trust Co., 1405 G at. This oompany has abundance of MONEY TO LOAN on real estate and collateral securities, each as fltocka, bonds, etc, at the prevailing tales of Interest in sums to suit It you have unincumbered and unimproved land and de sire to build a home this company will loan you Sli MONEY. American Security and Trust Co., 1405 G St. C. J. BELL, President Worklngmen and others whose occupations prevent them from making deposits during i Tegular banking hours will find it con venient to visit the Onion Savings Bank, 1222 FSt.N.W. which is open EVERY BATUIIBAY NIGHT between the hoursof 6 and 8. (Four per cent, interest ou savings account.) W. F. HELLEN. W. B. BEMPSBY. W.F.Hb Dealers In Stocks, Bonis, Brain aofl Provisions. 1319 F Street N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Constant Quotations. $6 Commission LSBY & Hen & Go, BANKERS, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington. JjOCAL OFHCES: Met Bant BuilOiBE, "ta & F Ete, 7th St & Pa. Ato. Long Dlat Tnone, boj, ALL ARE ENTHUSIASTIC, One among the many whom Dr. Walker hns cured of rheuniali-in may be mentioned Mr.Fredltoes.sler.No.Gei'Eareet northwest. Heliiidsulforeiirronieatarrhundrheumntlsm for three years. Br, Walker cured him in three weeks. Another is Mr. T. D. Coy Ins, of No. G15 II street southwest. Mr. Collins had catarrh of the hend and stomach. Br. Walker re lieved him at once and in n short time cured him completely. Sl -h enthusiastic testimonials are niffi cient guaranty that Br. Walker actually curen all disorder of the brain and nerv ous bv.-tem, diseases or the skin and blood, catarrh, sexual weakness, consumption, malaria, rheumatism, dyspepsia, licm- .nri-lirtlilc lisivl f II f 1VI1KM1. nlld all nf- ; rections of the heart, lungs, stomach, liver, ktdnevs, bladder, bowels, and other or gans." Young or middle-aged men suffering I from the results of their own follies, vices, j or excesses, or those about to marry, who are conscious of any impediments or (lis 1 qualifications to a happy marriage should consult Br. Walker. To reach and reclaim such unfortunates has been one of his aims', and he has been the means or restoring hundreds to health and happiness. I Br. Walker may be consulted free of charge at his well-known sanitarium, 1411 T.. .,-,!,-..., 1.x iinni.n mltaillinf WHInTfl'S Hotel. Office hours, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Wednesday and Saturday evenings, 7 to 8; Sundays, 10 to 12. Letters promptly answered. Charges for treatment -very low. All interviews and correspondence sacredly confidential. No cases made public without consent of pa tients. . JUST A CHIP OF STONE. Deputy Mnrslial Henry's Experience While- SlKlu-.eeliiir In the City. John J. Heury, a deputy marshal from Missippl, came to this city two days ago and went Bight-seeing. He visited the Capitol, SmithEonian Institution, Ag ricultural Department, and wound up at tlie Washington Monument. Seeing a sunall scale of atone on the side of the massive structure, and wanting a mimiKntn 1ii clet.itplied a bit Of OUartZ, j but was the next moment grabbed by Spe cial Officer Schronoerger, wno looKeu ime a pigmy beside the six feet three Mi&sis slppian. and requested him to walk to a police station. In police court yesterday Mr. Henry was charged with defacing the Monument. "I found him monkeying about," testi fied the officer, "and discovered that he had been chipping large pieces of ttone from the shaft." "Here is the stone," said the stranger. "I used my finger nails to get it off," and he gave the Judge a chip or stone about as large as a postage stamp and as thick. "Case dismissed." Sleeping Sidewalk Expensive. Thomas O'Bounell, a well-dressed man, or small build, was prisoner in Judge Kim ball's dock yesterday on the charge of hav ing imbibed too much the night previous and stretched out his form on the sidewalk in North Washington. 'With his feet in his hat and his head on a cobble-stone, he was snoring 'away when I found him." said Officer Judge. "Judge," said O'Bonnell, "I attended a wedding earlier in the evening and I admit I was tumbling drunk " "Did you lie on the sidewalk?" asked his honor "I guess I did " "Five dollars " . To-dny'h Mornlnsr Programme. After breakfast stroll down to The Times office, at Tenth street and the Avenue, secure a Cabinet Photograph Coupon, by subscribing for one month at 35 cents, then continue your walk to Taylor's Elegant Photograph Gallery, at Fifteenth and G streets, and in a few days surprise your family withu cabinet photographoryourbeir or any or your relations, if you don't want to be taken yourself. You can't Epend the forenoon in a better manner. Now York Stock Exchange Quotations. Furnished by Mlaby & Co.. bankers and brokers. Metropolitan Hank, Fifteenth street, oppoeito Treasury, Washington. B. C. On Men l-owCloilnsr. Am. Cotton Oil Co 23h SSJi MM sM American Tobacco I12J 113 1J?4 H- Alcfclson. Topeta. iSF. 9i 94 914 9 Chesapeake . Ohio 22 22 ?S s C . B. & Uiunry 64s S4 34 Wjj CticacoGas G2V4 G'-'ki W H Del.. Lack. & Western... 161& lGlt IGlVa 161J4 Delaware & Hudson :30 ISOHj ISO iaO$ Distillers & Cattle Feod.. 2W6 21M 'H ?6 Kilo 10HJ 10H IOJb 10$h General Electric Co 3C S0J6 35 3GW Jersey Central 101& lO'.hi 101M IOxYj Louierllle A Nashville... 54 MM 5ijs S LakeShore. 1H) 153 150 1M) Manhattan 1WH 113M '-13M "3M Missouri Pacific. 31H 31&S 31 31og owhncland 49V6 M 49' 50M Northwestern 9SM 96 !5s Northern Pacific pfd.... I'tVi. lTs 7& 1;& National Lead 3M S4M 344 34M Ontario & Western JSa IB? 184 1S?4 PacitloMall 2956 295ft 294 29 Readlnc 1SK- 1856 15M ISJ Kock island 71 71 70? 716 SLPaul i UJ o.?ft 0.4 ISncarTrust 109)S J10?; lOSlfi 109?4 Tennessee Coal & Iron. .. 396 39& 39J 39JS Texas PacWc 13 13 13 IS Western Union 91 9196 9M 91 Wabash prefeirod IWj 19?S 19,4 1 9i Wheo. JSLi! 17M Vi " 17M Chicago Hoard of Trade. Op'n. High. Low. WHEAT: September December. C0KN: September December Oats: September December...... 1'OKK: September December Laud: September Decoinber Spake Ribs: September..... December 71 V3 45j J4 7156 T3J6 4516 33 24M 70 T3fi 73M 4f 37?$ C4i 4555 37! 235s 12.40 12.42 6.65 6.55 12 35 C.G5 O.t.2 12.33 6.65 GC5 6.52 G.C5 New York Cotton. Month. Op!ng. High. Loir. Close. August 7104 7.04 6.96 6.97 September. 7.03 7.08 7.08 7.05 October 7.12 7.12 7.03 7.07 Baltimore Markets. Baltimore, July 3. Flour dull, unchanged receipts, 9,182 barrels; shipments, 10, 1G2 barrels; sales, COO barrels, wheat "steady spot and month, 71 l-2a71 G-8; August, 72a72 1-4; September, 73 l-4a 73 3-8; steamer No. 2 red, G8 l-2a68 3-4 receipts, 4,837 bushels; shipments, 80, 000 bushels; stock, 343,703 bushels; sales, 84,000 bushels; southern wheat by sample, 70a73; southern wheat on grade, C8a72. Corn steady spot, CO l-8a50 1-4; month and August, GOaCO 1-8; September, CO 1-4 aGO 1-2 receipts, 1C.705 bushels; ship ments. 25,714 bushels; stock, 229,865 bushels; sales, 40,000 bushels; southern white corn, C0a52; do yellow, G3a54 1-2. Oats very quiet and easy No, 2 white western, 33 l-2a34; No. 2 mixed, 30a31 receipts, 7.G85 bushels; stock, 114,436 bushels. Rye dull No. 2, C8a60 stock, 0,012 bushels. Hay easier choice timothy, $16.G0al7.00. Grain freights, offerings fair, demand light, unchanged. Sugar firm, unchanged. Butter and eggs steady, un changed. Cheese firm, unchanged. COMPANY, Despise not the day of tnmll things ie a command as brimming over with wisdom to-day as ever it was in Hint long ago yes terday when it was first given utterance. The present is to pre-eminently a time of the practical aud alto unfortunately ono in which the puree-strings are not called upon to be tied about a superabundance of small change, when indeed tho "mighty dollar" is decidedly in the vocative far orteuer than is atall pleasant or convenient, that the appended suggestions embracing numberless tmnll economies applicable for practice during the present summer season will by no means come amiss. As they aim to cover no especial field or to advocate no particular theories they may perhaps be most happily classed under the head of a mental garret-cleaning in which an overhauling of the many useful' hints and ideas stored away from time to time may now be profitably brought out and aired for the benefit of others beside the owner. Some of these will bo decidedly in the nature of ralny-daj- suggestions. Suggestions upon the matter of house-furnishing have been so done lo death it is a hardy soul indeed at the present time who would have the temerity to rush into print with impracticable and wearisome suggestions upon that topic. The truth is people are tired of trying to convert store boxes iyto dainty and exquisite dress ing tables with the aid of unreliable tacks and still more unreliable pink cambric and dotted musliu. Happily for the coming generation, the days of pink cambric and dotted musliu are over. The utter weariness of spirit attendant upon the effort of fashioning luxurious divans and lounges from ttio unpropitious elements of those same store boxes of a largergrowth and a shuck mattress covered with gaudy material, tricked out Avith the fuither delusion of hard hair pillows cov ered with styliBh looking bandana handker chiefs, has been experienced by whoever has ever undertaken the thankless Job. That, fortunately, is now quite as much a thing of the past, quite as much a delusion and a snare as tho epidemic of painting old furniture white, and then in later anguish of spirit, watching it turn to the sere and yellow condition that is to tho last degree unlovely. LAUNDUYING HANDKERCHIEFS. One of thy most perplexing quesUoimapt to present it&elf for solution alike to" rich and poor during th summer at fashionable as well as unfashionable resorts Is that of having fine handkerchiefs properly done up, and especially at short notice. For one who is inclined to take Just the least possible amount of trouble in the matter, the most gratifying results may be at tained without recourse to laundries or incompetent washerwomen. Those who are skeptics on the bubjeet may try the expedient herein suggested without fear of spoiling the most delicate, cobwebby hand kerchief. After washing out in tho basin those de sired for immediate use, they should bo squeezed in the blightest manner,, then In this thoroughly wet stato spread out on a jna rule-topped table or bureau, if such is in the room; if not, the articles can be put on the mirror or window pane, taking care with tho the aid of another very wet cloth to spread them tautly, smoothing out any wrinkles with tho wetclolh. Should the handkerchiefs he embroidered they must be spread with the wrong 6lde against the marblo or glass. It is important to take the precaution of wiping off the marble orglass first in order that no dirt may in that way bpoil tho ultimate erfect or this novel but most ef ficacious mode of ironing. The articles so treated must be allowed to remain upon tho glass until thoroughly dry when they either drop off of their own accord or can b"J pealed off and folded as desired. They will then be found to have a smooth, per fect finish as though fresh from the hands or the most accomplished laundress. The bast plan is to do the washing the last thing before retiring for the night as in that way the handkerchiefs will be thoroughly dry by morning. "Where- "Doubting Thomas' " exist and holding fast to the time bono red traditionsof the past refuse absolutely to be converted to tho newer, quicker and far more ef ficacious methods of to-day, it is as well to give a few pertinent suggestions whereby In doing up handkerchiefs by the regular process of the laundry they can to the very last retain tho appearance of new. If there is a grass plat in the yard it is as well every three or four weeks to give thehnensquaresalittle bleaching by spread ing them thereon and wetting from time to time. If this is not practicable an excel lent substitute can be found in spreading out an old white cloth on a roof or sunny porch and then pinning the handkerchiefs by the two top corners so that they can be moved by the wind. As rapidly as dry, thoy should be thoroughly wet again for a couple of hours either with plain water or with clean soapsuds. After the process of bleaching has been completed, instead of sprinkling, the handkerchiefs should be dipped separ ately into a bowl in which to two quarts of water have been added five or six drops squoezed from a bluing bag and a bit of raw starch, about tho size of a pigeon's egg, then smoothed out and laid between towels ready for ironing. Upon placing each handkerchief upon the ironing board it should be smoothed on both sides and ironed quickly. MAKING "WHALEBONES NEW. Bent, twisted, and dilapidated-looking whalebones in almost every stage of-in-validism can be straightened and given a further career of usefulness by the simplest process. This is to place them in a big bowl or any convenient receptacle that is large enough to admit of their lying out flat. They'Bhould then be covered with water either hot or cold and allowed to remain in this bath for several hours. At the close of that time the whalebones will have absorbed the water and straightened out. They should then be laid on a hard surface with a slight board upon the top weighted down with flatlrons, or anything of sufficient weight to prevent danger of twisting during the drying process, which will take two or three hours, after which they will be found to ba as good as new. The science of changing one's headgear when it happens to be in the line of a straw structure to conform to the exigencies of the present moment and the fashions of the hour, need by no menas be confined to the professional bleacher and blocker. "Who that has ever read "Little "Women" has not laughed over and heartily enjoyed Joe's exploit of going for a call upon the stylish contingent of newcomers in the neighborhood, decked out in the brave finery of her old sun-burned straw hat remodelled and made to appear new by treating it to a coat of gray paint. The plan is one that has more than onco been resorted to in times past by some of the very women in fashionable life who, to-day, never think of-wearing a hat' or bonnet that does not bear the mark of a European milliner. Taint, however, may have been all well enough for the past when otherexpedients were unknown. For the present, however, it is not to be ad vocated for various reasons, not the least of which is that it is far too heavy and fills up the straw so that the hat becomes a burden by reason of. its. warmth as well as its weight. If a hat or bonnebhas gotten beyond the stage where bleaching is practicable, or where it is desked to change the color either to red or black, an ex cellent recipe to be followed is this: In the former case spread out several thicknesses of newspaper on a smooth, hard surface so that the dye will not be likely to soak through, and then, armed with a couple of old toothbrushes, a bottle of carmine ink, and a little thick gum" Arabic water in a saucer, set about the remodeling process. Brush tho straw carefully so that no dirt remains, and then with ono of tho brushes proceed to put on tho carmine ink over the whole surface, leaTiUfi' the undor rim of the hat alone iuntll the upper ono is thoroughly dry. The straw should have two or threo eoatp of tho ink, taking care to let the firt ono become drv be foro adding another. "When thnt has been accomplished andf. the hut is tho exact shade of red desired the second old tooth bnish can bo called imp requisition, treat ing it to a glossing qf tho gum Arabic water. The rims wiiijo damp should bo pressed with a warm iron until thev are perfectly stiff andjllnt. The crowns can bo blocked either rbyr fitting in a "small round tin bucket oncutting the proper size or heavy cardboard and weighting it with whatever is mosL convenient for that purpose. ' i For dyeing a colored'straw black, or re freshing a dingy one of that huo, the quickest, easiest and decidedly most effi cacious, way is to . use ordinary shoe pol ish. This gives tho stiaw tho appear ance of new. For exceedingly wunn or damp weather during tho summer an excellent expedi ent for keeping the hair in curl, both for the loiterer at fashionable resorts and the stay-at-homes, is the uso of alcohol. The hair should be wet with alcohol and then curled. If this is tried, satisfactory re sults aro sure to follow. RENJJWINQ LACE. Now that iace of all kinds is so gen erally used upon gowns and wraps it will be welcome news to the great majority of those who can notalford to replenish with new when the old supply becomes rumpled and rusty. Black lace of almost every kind can by the means to be related made to look and have the consistency of new. As there is little or no expense attached to the process, the experiment ia certainly worth the trial. Get an old wine bottle, as long a one as possible, and wind tightly about it sev eral thicknesses of new black cambric, such as is usually used in lining skirts, and then stitch it securely so that there is not a wrinkle hi the material. Upon this foundation carefully wind the lace to be renewed, taking care that each layer iR put on perfectly smooth. As much lace as desired can be wound about the bottle. The last row should have a few stitches put in it to hold it in place. Then over this a strip of cambric the width of the lace should be wrapped three or four times as was the foundation as tightly as pos sible and the edges stitched quite closely. If it is not convenient to hold the bottle under a faucet of hot water until the "cambric and lace have been thor oughly wet through and the dirt given a chance to run orf a little, the same result can be accomplished by setting the bottle in a pan or hot water for a short time, the exact length being best determined by the condition or the lace. The bottle should then be lifted out or the water after the whole mass is thoroughly soaked and set away to dry in a place where it will be free from dust. The object In wind ing the bottle under the lace and over it again at the last with the new blnek cambric is that the slight stifrening and dye or that material may be imparted to the old lace. Lace thus lert on the bottle until perfectly dry will be found to unroll wonderfully refreshed from its novel bath. To renew old or rusty crepe aproceEs even more simple than the last can be tried with quite as happy results. In this case there Is absolutely no expense at all. The imple ments of trade of the simplest, consist of an old piece or cotton cloth or any color, the hot Hd of a kitchen stove and a bowl of cold water. The hot lid of the stove should be placed on a box or an old kitchen chair with plain wooden seat. The cloth should then tie put in the bowl or cold water, squeezed as lightly as possi ble and laid riatly upon the hot lid. A cloud or steam will at once result aud taking the old crepe one endln either hand it should be held about a finger's length above the wet cloth in order to get the full strength of the steam. As rapidly as the; cloth dries it should be moved along to a freshly wet portion. There isno danger of hurting thehandsby this process if the most ordinary care is observed." Even the1 most inexperienced will soon see when the crepe has been sufficiently steamed as it begins to stiffen and should then be laid to thoroughly dry upon aplain surface, Or bjick of a chair before the fire. This method is quite as effica ciousinsteamingand renewing the freshneis of long crepe veils as for smaller pieces. Many persons steam their veils by filling thebath tub with very hot waterandpinning the veil over it along the sides until the steaming process has been accomplished. SETTING COLORS. After trying mauy methods of setting the color in delicate prints and ginghams, the writer has come to the conclusion that one of the best, lea3t expensive and least troublesome is to get from the drug store five cents worth of sugar of lead. Half of this quantity, which is about a spoonful, should be put in a bucket of fresh cold water and the good3 in which it is desired to sefthe color placed therein to soak for twentyminutesorahalfhour. "Whenwrung out, the goods should be dried in the shade. If possible in drying prints of delicateshades it is always advisable to have them hung in a shady partion of the yard or in the house. In this connection it is as well to give a thoroughly good and tried reccipe for washing delicate shades of flannel. This if adhered to. will result in the flannel coming from the wash without a trace of rading or shrinking. In view or the num berless suits of white and light fancy flannels now worn both by men and women the recelpe wiiLbe most timely. Secure a tfiof white castile soap, a fivecent cakfJjn the grocers will be sufficient to wash two suits. Shave or cut this soap in small pieces, put In a can of hot water aud place ou tho stove until It assumes a perfectly glutinous con dition. When this is accomplished the flannel should be put in a tub of warm, not hot, water and the contents or tho can stirred in. Tiie flannel is best washed by hand, butif much soiled, itcan be rubbed on a regular washing board. On no ac count allow a particle of soap to be rubbed on the goods, tho jellied soap will be found quite sufficient lo accom plish the desired results in cleaning and the plain soap will Inevitably result in fading and shrinking the flannel. After rinsing it out in clear water or tepid water, the flannel should be hung in a shady place to dry before pressing. Many per sons of means superintend the washing of their flannels aud this course is always best. A most excellent, wholly harmless, in expensive and agreeable face powder can be prepared at the cost of comparitively little trouble. Take lump starch, as much as the bulk of powder desired, and put in a soup plate. Then with a table knife or large spoon powder It slightly after moistening it with Marie Parina cologne or any simple cologne desired. Take a very minute bit or rougu or any reu coior ing matter that may be most convenient and gradually with the aid of the knifo or spoon work this into the moistened starch so as to give it a sjightly pinkish tinge. "When the mass Is no longer streaky, pour over the starch more of the cologne, stir it well into a thick paste and leave to dry Several times after this as the starch dries, more cologne can be pouted into It if desired. As soon as it is thoroughly dry it will be found to be fine powder, that can be placed in the powder box on the bureau or In a flannel' bag witlioutfear of caking or becoming sour. EFFICACY OF SALT. The efficacy of salt as a epecific for use in numberless troubles to which the flesh is heir Is bo ;well known it will hardly be surprising to any ono when it Is announced that common table salt is a certain cuure for chills and fever, as well as for malaria. The, writer rccived the recipe from one of the best-known army surgeons in tho late war who need it with wonderfully efficacious results on the battle-field after quinine and other drugs generally prescribed for such things had failed entirely to cure. The- only ifvVr,. Cay I & .h. nKH H nlaHD u HtSMlUIBQi L Every new subscriber for one month at 35 centsthe regular ratewill receive a coupon entitling him or her to one cabi net photograph in the best style, entirely free of charge for 15 days only, The pic ture will be taken at the gallery of the well-known photographer, corner 15th and G sts. The work will be of the finest quality and the photographs will be deliv ered mounted and finished to the sub scriber. One Cabinet Photograph will be presented with every new subscription paid in advance for one month. Mail your subscription or call at THE TIMES office, 10th St. and Pa. Ave. trouble is, it is so exceedingly simplo that most people will not even give it a trial. To those, however, who aro disinclined or unable to run up a doctor's or druggist's bill the recipe is given. It Is simply a tea spoonful of common tiible salt stirred into a tumbler of cold water and drank every morning before breakfast, or again later when a ckill is eminent. The dose is by no means a nauseous one as might feem, and after the first few mornings can be tossed off with far more ease than the majority of drugs generally prescribed by the family physician. Another recipe of the same army surgeon which is better known is that of using brewer's yeast to clear tho system or boil?. This dose, which is also an excellent tonic, only requires to be kept in a cool place after securing the necessary supply from a brewery. A tnblespoonful of the brewer's yeast should be taken before breakfast and twice after that during the day. Those who have once tried this recipe can vouch for its efficacy. In summer time youthful aspirants for honors in the line of sewing are especially apt to bo troubled with rusty needles made so by the warmth and moisture of tho hands. For such as have not an emory cushion in the work-basket to which to resort for a remedy, it is suggested that the needle bo simply unthreaded, placed upon the bare floor and quickly rolled sev eral times by the sole of tho shoe. A marble or smooth stone-coping of the window sill is also excellent to rub the needle on to free it' of rust if an emory cushion is not at hand. At this season, when putting away the winter clothing and furs is ono of the mo mentous questions of the hour to the house keeper, it is as well to know the safety in such matters that lies in the observance of small matters. In closets where woolen garments or furs have been kept during the winter every article should be remqved, so that tho walla and floor can be washed down with pure cold water. If this is done, and the things well brushed and Inspected, so that no moth eggs remain, they can be hung back in the closet without fear of trouble from the moth. In washing tho floor, sides, and top of tho closet cold water without soap should be used. An excellent pre ventative for moth in packing away furs for the summer is to spray theni with Per sian powder, which can be bought in small quantities, at any drug store. Cleanliness i9 dneof the greatest enemies or moths, which collect rapidly wherever there is dust on garments. One of tho best and simplest methods of polishing spots or removing dlscolorntions upon highly polished furniture, where a regular cabinetmaker would charge "well for the nice little Job, is aB follows: Take a small piece of emory paper aud rub well over the spot until it has been removed. Then with a piece of beeswax rub Tvell OrS. ivorette 15th and l WASHINGTON, D. C. Sample showing size of Times Photograph. 81 s li suDscripiion uner -s- Do You Want Cheaper las? If so3 write your name and address in this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. NAME .-- ADDRESS You can help to save Washington a half million dollars each year by writing your name and address in the above coupon and sending it to THE TIMES, to be used in preparing a petition to Congress asking for cheaper gas. over the place, having first put on it a few drops of sweet oil. The next thing to do is to give a third rubbing with a small piece of hard, perfectly smooth wood, which can be readily prepared for the pur pose by the aid of a penknife. The final polishing process is accomplished with a piece of chamois. The finest satin wood can be treated in this way without danger of injury to the piece of furniture. y Installation of Officers. The installation of the officers of Martha "Washington Itebekah Degree Lodge, No 3, 1. 0. O. F., took place Tuesday evening, July 2. Mrs Georgiana Burroughs, as in stalling officer, with her assistants, re flected great credit upon themselves and Kaomi Lodge by their efficient work. The orficers installed were: Mrs. Rose Cherry, N. G.; Miss Helen Fields, V. G.; Miss Flora Johnson, K. S.; Mr. E. H. Harncr, F. S,; Mrs. Anna E. "Wilder, T. The officers ap pointed were: Mr. Theodore Mead, right supporter to N. G.; Mrs. KateSchwabI, left supporter to N. G.; Mrs. Roberta Earner, right supporter to "V. G.; Mrs. EllaKnight, G Sts. N. W. -.-.. left supporter to "V G ; Miss Neva M. Nor ton, warden; Miss MinnieGnmes.conductor; Miss Alice Craven, inside guardian; Mr. "William A. McShea, outside guardian; Mias Anna M. Lomax, chaplain. At Canimack Tent, No 56, I. O. R., Deputy Grand Rnler Marche and Acting Deputy Levite Kirby, installed the follow ing officers : I. N. Bowden. shepherd; "Walter E. Allen, chief ruler; Charle3 S. Shutterly, deputy ruler; J. R. Mahoney, financial secretary; A. M. "Warfield, treas urer; "W. Nash, inside guard; Azro Goff, past chief ruler. The remaining officers will be installed next week. Messrs. A. M. "Warfield, Azro Goff and E. "W. Kirby and J. R. Mahoney were elected repre sentatives to the District Grand Tent. Fell from a Telegraph Pole. "While splicing a wire at the top of a forty foot pole yesterday morning Georga Smith, a lineman, of No. 321 Istreot north east, fell to the ground, receiving several severe cuts and bruises of the armsand body. His injuries were dressed at the Emergency Hospital.