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THE WASHINGTON TEVTES, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1895.
OUR mm Mi STAHDS GONZAGA'S LAWN .FESTIVAL 8 TONS Shoe Department is growing rapidly, is made to grow bT the reliability of the leathers, the quality of workmanship, the fashionable styles, and the exceedingly low prices at which we sell strictly FIRST-CLASS Shoes. Men's FRENCH PATENT LEATHER Hand-sewed Bals on the swell Derby or Razor Toe lasts. A regular $7.00 shoe at $5.00. French Patent Leather Hand-sewed Congress Gaiters, cloth tops, $5.00. Genuine Russia Calf Bals, sold at $6.00 everywhere, HERE $4.00. A full line Calf and Cordovan Bals, $2.40 to $6.00. Bo3s' Shoes $ r.40 to $3.00. All Shoes Polished F7mce. obinson, Chery 8l C 12th and F Sts. j g ( si- 030c.888tl g is a Bargain such as you'll seldom see. Cobbler Seat Rocker, with seat of em bossed sole leather mahogany finished frames. Nothing but such a sale as our Rebuilding Sale a sale of neces sitT could put its price down so low. Lots of odd ROCKERS being cleared out at EXACTLY HALF PRICE. tlllff fihnJii Myitis Mjy,"..-"""?..",,.. "' fail! you may want on credit, a even during our Rebuilding- 4 V I Lansburgli's Sink, f New York Ave., Bet. 13th and 14th Sts. Q Ajjency for the Celebrated 9 A COLUMBIA AUTOMATIC FILTER. A Although. We Are not exactly giving Clothing away, we are mak ing a spe cialty of jvery Low Prices, material i and work manship consid ered; try ing to imake- the hard- earne d dollar do double work that is, the work of two. yudgcfor yourself and you will find that we are "Up to the times." Pants to Order, S3, 3.50, 4, 6, 6. Suits to Order, $15, 16, 18, 20, 25. AH Work Kept in Repair Tor One Year Bt tilts GUARANTEE TAILORING CO, 411 7th N. W. R. W Crandfield. Manacer. G-&- O'-O - - ? LOOK f T Out for onr White "Wagons " an order Riven to any If ft driver will receive prompt X attention. Kennebec Ics T Exclusively full weight, 9 prompt service. ? Great Falls Ice Co., t V Office, 024 Pa. Ave. N. XV. 'Phone 372. g g g && -3-0 HYGIENIC -HEALTHFUL THE HARDEST THE BEST. MADEOFI'UKESPKING WATER. Telphoc it Offlc 1423 Pitm OtJ A lininHI only $5.75 ton. Pure and clean. dnamUIViil ARTHUR B. SMITH, main COAL '.'hone 10 office. Mast. are. and V bL as., end vtn &nt K. sts. nir. Police Court Grist. In the police court yesterday tbe case of Thomas II Clark, charged with forging a promissory note for 100, in the name of lira Euretta B. Matthews, was continued until Saturday Thomas Snow, assault, thirty days. Arthur Leach, assault, 10 or thirty days Laura Johnson, assault, 5 or fifteen dajs "William Thomas, assault, S5 or fifteen days Lem Burke, disorderly conduct, $5 or fifteen days. To-duyM Morntiijr Programmp. After breakfast 6troll down to The Times office, at Tenth street aud the Avenue, secure a Cabinet Photograph Coupon, by subscribing lorone month at 35 cents, then continue your walk to Taylor's Elegant Photograph Gallery, at Fifteenth and G Btreets, and in a few days surprise your family "with a cabinet photograph of yourself or any ot your relations, If you don't want to be taken yourself. You can't spend the forenoon in a better manner. People leavinjr tbe city for tlielr summer vacation cann"-tatfordtoalso leave THE TIMES, li will be mailed to any address and. will continue to be tbo best lycal newspaper In "Wasn jutztcn. w w n ya Tri H mgm I ft m?& sia pj 1 fe5gj CLOTHES, HATS. FURNISHINGS. SHOES. - -ff-(S-0---. enables you to buy anything at lowest cash prices, 9 Sale. FANCIULLI ROT AT FAULT Unfairly Griticised for Not Playing His Predecessor's Compositions. Oiu or Ills Friends Says tbe Former Leader Took Nearly All lilt, Mtihlo Awn'y with III in. Some references having been made re cently to the ill-feeling between Sousa and Fanciulli and the unwillingness of the latter to play Sousa's music, a fnend took up the cudgel for Fanciulli and said some in teresting things j csterday about the mubical embroglio. Tbo story as related began at the time when Fanciulli was a candidate for the leadership of the Marine Band, and at a time when Sousa's endorsement would have been of. value. Mr. Sousa declined to use his influence for Mr. Fanciulli, taking the ground that so many had applied for it that he could not discriminate. Mr. Fanciulli began paying respect and honor to Sousa when the latter gave his concerts at the Broadway theater. He called on the ex-leader and complimented hlmhighlj on the performances there. This was after Mr. Fanciulli had passed his ex amination as conductor of the band. When he arrived in Washington he called upon Sousa, and was received very pleas antly. Mr. Sousa tendered him advice and at the close of the interview hoped that lie would not have much trouble In bis new position. Fanciulli assured Sousa that lie would keep his memory green and would piny some of his compositions which the people ot Washington cherished. Then came a surprise. At the New Tear's reception of 1892-93 Mr. Fan ciulli asked Mr. George Sousa, a brother of the conductor, where was Sousa's music Fanciulli was told that all there was left or it was Jiis "Congress of Nations," "Sheridan's Hide," "Ben Hur," and a few other pieces. Fanciulli thought this strange, inasmuch as he regarded the music as belonging to the government and partly to the men who had helped to copy the parts from the score and in other ways. Mr George Sousa explained that the music was Sousa's private property, aud raneiulli couldn't play it, because he didn't have it to play. This proceeding Fanciulli regarded as an insult to the band and to himself. On the top of all this came the fight for the privilege of playing at the President's Inauguration. Fanciulli did not like the manner in which Sousa tried to take this privilege away from the baud which had helped to make him famous. Fanciulli is reported to have believed that from that moment Sousa was his enemy, for he had used the fact of his brother here and his relations with the business men of Wash ingtvn to prevent the Marine Band "from playing at the inaugural ball, which could only be construed as an attempt to injure an unknown but worthy and accomplished artist like Fanciulli. But then there was the coup de grace. Sousa was to give some concerts in "Wash ington Fanciulli was in New York with his family, to attend the wedding of his sister. He came here post haste to attend the Sousa concert. He bought his seat, applauded vigorously and afterwards went on the stage to compliment Sousa, which he did in enthusiastic style. One of the first thingb Sousa said to him was: "Ah, well, I thought you had escaped to New York." Fanciulli explained that his presence in "Washington was an evidence that he had not escaped to New York, but on the con trary, had come here at personal sacrifice. Sousa introduced Mrs. Sousa, who merely bowed to him, turned away, and left the stage. This was the completion of the breach. Mr. FanciulU's friend gays that in all these matters Fanciulli has been more sinned against than sinning. To-dn3'n irornlna Programme. After breakfast stroll down to The Times office, at Tenth street and the Avenue secure a Cabinet Photograph" Coupon, by bubciiuing 1r oue month at 35 cents, then continue jour walk to Taylor's Elegant Photograph Gallery, at Fifteenth and G streets, and in a few days surprise your family witha cabinet photographof yourself or any of your relations, if. you don't want to be taken yourself. You can't 6pend the forenoon In a belter manner. $1-25. To Baltimore amlHerurn. $1.25. The Pennsylvania Railroad will sell, Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, good returning until Monday, the 8th, excur sion tickets to Baltimore at rate of S1.2B, Attorney Thomas Decides Against Columbia Supply Company. PEOTEST FILED IN VAIN District Counsellor Says tlie Company HudNoRIght to 3)1(1 Appropriation InHiifficiont for Construction and Equipment ot Smallpox Houpltul. Contract Withhold. . , Attorney B. T. Thomas, District coun sellor, is of the opinion that the Columbia Supply Company has no grounds for its protest against the award of the garbage contract to Mr. "Warfield, and also states that, in his Judgment, the Columbia Sup ply Company "exceeded Its powers when it undertook to bid for the work of garbage disposal." In an opinion, rendered yesterday, Mr. Thomas says "the enumeration in its charter or the business it was organized to do excludes the idea that it has the right to do any other business. But, independently of this question, my opinion Is it was within tho legal discretion of the Commissioners, under the act of 1878, to reject any and all bids for the disposal of garbage." In support of his estimate of the pow ers of the supply company under its charter, .Mr. Thomas quotes legal decis oiib in analogous cases, as Davis vs. railroad company, 131 Mass., 259; Diligent Fire Company vs. commonwealth, 75 Pa. Statute, 291, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Thomas vs. railroad com pany, 101, U. S. 711. The protesting company, in its com munication to the Commissioners, con cluded with the observation that "under all circumstances, this company, if it becomes necessary, take such legal steps as will prevent the awarding of the con :ract," in the manner 6et forth, "at $9,800 above the amount of their bid." AWARD OF CONTRACT WITHHELD. The appropriation of $18,000 made at the recent bession of Congress for the con struction of a smallpox hospital and dis infecting jTant will not be nu-nt for the purpose, should the cont ract be awarded for the building and wall on tho lowest but received, and the Commissioners have therefore taken no official action upon the proposals submitted In response to the advertisement. There were seven contractors repre sented in the bids, C. Thomas & Son pre senting the lowest figures, $15,341. This was for the construction of the main build ing and two wings, the house for the dis infecting plunt, and the wall surrounding the site. Upon ascertaining the amount involved In this construction bid Health Officer Woodward became convinced that there would not be a sufficient lund left to pny for the equipment of the hospital and for the purchase of the very necessary dis infecting plant. The lowest estimate he has had for the introduction of the process was $3,000, and this sura added to the cost of building construction would leave a deficit to the uncertain mercy of Congress He accordingly requested the Commissioners to withhold the award until he could be heard. Dr. Woodward's absence from the city rendersitlmpossibletoascertainlisiplanscon cernlng the matter, but It is well kuowu that he Is exceedingly anxious that the hospital shall be of modern construction, equipment and general facilities. "Whether with tho sumavailab'e he will accomplish that object is as yet undeveloped. DISINFECTING PLANT NECESSARY. The disinfecting plant Is of great con sequence. During the recent slight epi demic of smallpox It became necessary to borrow apparatus from the United States government with which to destroy the in fected clothing and bedding, and Dr. "Woodward is anxious to have a complete outfit for the new establishment. It would Beem. however, based upon the estimates of the contractors, that there will not only be too little money to purchase the improved apparatus desired, but that the furnishings are also unprovided for. Commissioners Powell and Truesdell are both out of the city, and neither will return until Monday. In the absence of Maj. Powell his first assistant, Capt. G. J. Fleberger.is acting Engineer Commissioner. Dr. Wm. Tlndall, secretary of the board, is also absent, and while he is gone Mr. Chlfford Howard acts in his stead, sign ing the official mall. Building permits Issued yesterday: B. A. Ryan, two dwellings, No. 1 902 and 1904 Sixth street. Le Droit Park, $0,000; James T. Johnson, frame dwelling, Nichols avenue, Hillsdale, $1,150; Mrs. Lewis, frame dwelling, Benton road, $450. J. "W. Meade was yesterday appointed additional privato on the police force, for duty at Belt & Dwycr's saw-mill. Private John Carrington, of the fire de partment, has been promoted to the posi tion of assistant foreman, vice "Wilson transferred, promotion to tako effect July 1. DEATH RECORD OF A DAY Mortuary record for the twenty-four hours ending at 1 o'clock yesterday: "White Margaret E Lybrand, aged eighty three years; Jacob B. Caddington, aged fifty-nine; Isaac Boyd, aged forty-seven; George Stokes, aged eight months; George A. Ziller, aged four mouths; Lucy V. Garner, aged fourteen days. Colored Cornelia Mouldon, aged fifty eight years; James H Brooks, aged fifty five; Annie West, aged fifty; Lizzio Lind sley, aged forty-six; Elizabeth Brooks, aged thirty-four; Caroline Mead, aged twenty -four; Clara Johnson, aged ten months; Fred Howard, aged ten months; Kirk Edwards, aged six months; David Williams, aged four months; Joseph Brown, aged five months; Harmou Murray, aged two months; Archie Clark, aged two months; Costella Jackson, aged seven days; William Smith, aged two hours. Of the foregoing, twelve wore infants, and five were above fifty years of age. Steam engineer's license was Issued yes terday, as follows: First-class, Michael I. Graham; third class, George Bohlayer, W. H. Mahone, Albert Thomas and F. H. Hildebrand. The Talk of tbo Town. In conversation yesterday with one of the largest advertiseqrs in this city in regard to tho effective methods of advertising used by some of our leading merchants, he called my attention In particular to the methods adopted by the Tuxedo Company and said that without a doubt their offer of giving solid gold watches away was a princely one and one which he very much doubted had ever before been equaled. On leaving him I at once proceeded to the office of the Tuxedo Company, No. G23 F street north west, as my curiosity had been aroused to such a pilch that I could hardly believe what I had heard, but after an interview with their manager, all my doubts as to the genuineness of their offer were set at rest. It seems that a large importer of watcuen, wishing to secure someland at Tuxedo, and not having tho ready cash, offered them seventy-five sold gold watches, both ladies' and gentlemen's size, in exchange for the land he had selected. At first they did not wish to accept his offer, but on second con sideration agreed to take the watches, and give one to every purchaser of lots at their beautiful suburb. I have never heard of this offer being equalled and It makes It all the more princely when one considers that all they have to do to get a watch is to purchase a home site from them, which they can secure from $40 and up, either for cash, or on liberal terms of credit. Nine houses and a church already at Tuxedo speaks of the push and enterprise of this con cern, and in our estimation they deserve the patronage of the "Washington public. 51.25. ExcursiontoBaltimoro 1.25. via Pennsylvania Railroad. Excursion tickets to Baltimore, Satur day, July 6 , and Sunday, July 7, good re turning until July 8, $1.25. Blending of Rich Colors Makes a Very Beautiful Scene, Fine Programme of Events Prepared for tboPatrlotlo Crowds ThlsEveu- Ing Success of tbe Affair. Tho display at the festival and lawn-party on the Gonzaga College grounds last night was bewildenngly beautiful and the list of attractions wus varied and captivating. Tho decorations Tvere of themselves a superior feature, the rich colore blending most harmoniously, and the entertainment afforded was first clais. The weather was all that could be desired, and the attendance was simply immeiue. Borne special attractions were Master Sproesser, the champion boy dancer of tho District, in the fisher's hornpipe dance, fol lowed by little Mlfcs Barron, in highland fling, and Master Charlie Brelsford in the jockey's hornpipe. 'These last are pupils of Miss Mamie Sproesser, and last night's performance was their first appearance be fore a public audience. The tables were well patronized. The largest on the grounds, that of the Ger aldine Dramatic Club, was splendidly deco rated with green and red as tho dominant colors, and covered with a huge American flag. A mammoth deer's head, brought as a trophy from Montana by one of the club members, surmounted the center entrance. The Gonzaga College table, superin tended by Miss Mary Scanlon; the Sodality table, in charge of Miss Lucy Byrne; the Sacred Heart table, over which Mrs. lie Namee and Miss J. C. Llnahan presided; Sunday school table, with Mrs. U. E. Pres ton in charge; CathollalCnights of Amer ica table, superintended by Mesdamcs J. Uudden and M. Cannon; Alumnae table, in charge of Miss Agnes C. Rover; Va riety table, Mrs. Purccll managing; lem onade stand, with Misses Reese, Flynu and O'Drlen as salesladies; refreshment and cigar stand, Master A. ICummer on deck; the gypsy tent, with Miss Van Reuth as the eeercss; and the bowling alley, in charge of the Messrs. McGran, were all doing a large business throughout the evening. The fireworks display was In charge of Messrs. J. Kummer, T. Keely and T. J. Keady. There is a mot bewitching programme prepared for this evening and to-morrow evening. The business manager of this great en terprise is Mr. Joseph Kummer; his chief aidisMr. J.S.Moss. MOHNING STABS TWINKLED. Great Success of tbo Lawn Party Given by tbo Club. v The lawn -party and entertainment ten dered by the Morning Star Social Club to their majiy friends Tuesday evening at the Castleman Place, corner Twenty-sixth and Pennsylvania nveunc, proved an im mense social aucec-s, and handsomely en riched the club treasury. Chinese lanterns beautified the sur rounding the grounds with their tinted glow, and the many flower-decked tables were laden with alluring dainties. A 6clect musical programme added to the romantic effect of the scene. Those actively inter ested iu the suctsful affair were- Execu tive committee , Mr J P. Clark, chairman, and Mr. R. T. Brlcker. Reception committee Mr. L II Pat terson, chairman, and Messrs. A T Mau pln, George B. Bennett, J. R. Deacons and Dr. J. A Dlckersoii. Entertainment committee Miss Mary T. Lloyd, chairman, and Miss Josle Burgess. Refreshment committee Miss Alice Mc Intyre, chairman, and Misa Maude Hama cher, Miss Minnie Mclntyre, Miss Labelle B. Brlcker, Miss Lulu Lynch, Mr. C. H. Ketchum and Mr. Percy Barker Floor committee Mr. "Warren Hamacher, chairman, and Messrs. George Sherwood and Fred E. Mclntyrer The programme consisted of introduc tory remarks by Mr A T Maupmand recita tions and instrumental and vocal selections, rendered by the Misses Balers, Mr. A L. Velati, Miss Lulu PIstorio, Mtw Lollle Belle Ray, Prof. A L. Ogle, Mrs. Fred Kalstrom, Miss Bondr Mr. N. E. Vowels, and Mrs. M. C. Gtiry. Following the entertainment a delightful collation was served, and then dancing was in order for the young folks. WOOD-WORK .MADE FIREPROOF. New Process Adopted for "Use on tbo Interior of Warships. As the result of experiments running through three months at the Boston navy yard, conducted by Naval Constructor Hanscom. tbe Construction Bureau has at last succeeded in finding a means of render ing the woodwork of the interior of men-of-war fire proof. The sap of the-woodlscxtracted in vacuum in large iron tanks and tho pores of the wood are then filled under heavy pressure by a chemical composition of borax, boracic acid, and muriate and sulphate of ammonia. Thus treated the wood may be subjected to flame without taking -fire. The color and texture of the wood is un altered and none of the desirable qualities are impaired. The same process may be used to fire proof cloth fabrics, such as sparesalls, ham mocks, ropes, and all of the material going into a ship of war. The Construction Bureau thinks so well of the process that it has recommended that the department adopt it and lit out all of the new ships with woodwork so treated instead of totally abandoning woodwork in favor of compositions of cork and other sub stances. To-dny's Mornlnzr Programme. After breakfast stroll down to The Times office, at Tenth street aud 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 wit ha cabinet photograph of yourself or any of your relations, if you don't want to be taken yourself. You can't spend the forenoon iu a better manner. Social Ostracism in Kentucky. Northern Belle Of course, all you gentle men friends cut him after that? Southern Beauty Some of them cut him and some shot him. Detroit Tribune. Stole's Shod Palace, Ilpf BCZT Sm 729-731 SEVENTH STREET. OPEN Hundreds of elegant double-breasted Sack Suits grand materials and trimmlncs in light and medium weight, at $4.98. Hundreds of Fino Round Cut Sack Suits, wel made nnd lined, In Serges, Casslmeres, and Worsteds, at $4.98. Hundreds of choice Business and Dress Froct Suits, hi Clays, otc. Every suit perfect, at this remarkable figure $4.98. You can see them In our windows. We purchased the entire Summer Stock ot the Wilmington Arm from the assicnee and have placed all tho Buits, no matter what the former prico or cost to manufacture, on sale at S4-.98 some are worth as high as 1S, and there lots of them. RIEDUHDER & URO. 9th and E Sts. N. VV. RECORD OF THE COURTS. Circuit Court No. 1 Justice Cole Whito vs District ot Columbia; Ruoff et al. vs District of Columbia, judgments in cer tiorari. Esgood vs Deathly; judgment in default. Circuit Court No. 2 Chief Justice Bing ham Dieudonne vs District of Columbia; judgment in certiorari. Dafbiell vs W. & G. R. R. Co., and Rock Creek By. Go., motion for new tual of Rock Creek Ry. Co. filed. Equity Court No. 1 Chief Justice Bing hamBrown vs Brown, testimony before R. L. Wallnck, examiner, order taken. Osborn vs Smith, appearance of absent defendant ordered. In re Washington Gal loway, Jessie E. "Wilson, and Lewis "Wood, writs in lunacy ordered to issue. Renneker vs Renneker, order to take testimony be fore F. L. Williams examiner. Beall vs Dauenhower, Ashley M. Gould appointed guardian add litem. Sherwood vs Sher wood, appearance of absent defendant ordered. Mockabee vs Mockabce, order to take testimony before F. L. Williams, examiner. Emmons vs Lawton Brick Co., sale decreed, John Ridout, trustee to sell. Grymes vs Grymes, order to take testimony before C. E. Thorn, examiner. Green vs Newman, witness Green required to write his naine. Latimer vs "White, appearanceot absent defendant ordered. Jones vs Jones, Summerfield vs Summerfield, orders to take testimony before R.J. Murray, examiner. Strother vs Strother, order to take testi mony before C. E. Thorn, examiner. Pea body vs Board of Education, appearanceot absent defendant ordered. Goldsmith vs Kronberg, "White vs White, appearance of absent defendant ordered. Hood vs Tobbs, lien declared and sale authorized to satisfy same. Norton vs Cowdrey, commission to get infants' answer ordered to issue. Cun ningham vs Samuels, appearanceot absent defendants ordered. Hood vs Rostall, com mission to get infants' answer ordered to issue. No assignment. Criminal Court, No. 1, Justice McComas "Wade Ladlcy, housebreaking; convicted previously, order to restore property to Sarah Green. Isaac S. Lee, larceny from person; order to restore property to Lu cinda Garner. Criminal Court, No. 2, Justice Cole Ed ward Desmond and Charles Auf fort, house breaking and larceny; jury out. Probate Court, Chief Justice Bingham David Mclntire; Enoch Totten substituted for S. S. Henkle as custodian of assets. Petition of Nellie Bradley for guardianship ot John Cavin Donnelly filed. Osceola C. Green: citation of next of kin filed, re turnable July 2. No Elevator Needed. Mr. Flatte My wife takes me down fre quently in tho elevator. Mr. Cottage (with deep feeling) "We haven't an elevator, but that doesn't make any difference. Detroit Free Press. 810 Seventh Street. Any SUIT Yon Like TO-DAY UNTIL 12 O'CLOCK. ?jjji "mmt ; BaSSa "CREDIT IS OUR CREED," We'll Help You Out of the Woods. Don't let any pecuniary consideration deter .,,.. you from gratifying' have. You've got credit money. You've got our :a tyuiiRoL!: uiiLUii aidicm to draw on, and that's equal to any bank ac count. The only thing you've got to do is to come in and pick out what FURNITURE, CAR PETS MATTINGS DRAPERIES RE FRIGERATORS BABY CARRIAGES you'd buy if you had the money and then promise to pay ns in weekly or monthly instal ments. That is all the guarantee we want. You can be as long about it as you want to. We don't ask any man to promise more than he can do. HOUSE & 917, 919, 921 636 917, 919, 921 and 636 Mass. m& EiLTH INPOTQIUC HDD Strange Though It Seems, the Water Is Perfectly Good. NO DANGER LN DBINKLNG IT Causes ot Its Turbid Condition Now nndlnTV'inter ReceivlngReservolrs Now in Course of Construction Will Remedy tbo Trouble Quarrying for tbo Great Falls Dam. There are two seasons or the year when mud and Potomac water become pretty much mingled, and when the water we drink, from ItB appearance alone, is cal culated to Inspire the consumer with dread. These are in the latter part of win ter, when the heavy rains falling on the watershed of the Potomac and Its trib utaries, find the ground loosened up by alternate thawing and freezing, and at the present time, when the fields bor dering on the neighboring rivers are ren dered washable by recent contact with the plow of the farmer. It is during these seasons that the many-legged and forked tongued bacillus, that pet of science, dallies with our dreams, and the fear of typhus haunts our waking moments. As a matter of fact, however, although the water from our Potomac River Is often so offensive to the eye, there is little to be feared from the consumption of It, even at such times. AS GOOD AS ANY RIVER. Dr. "Wales, recently In charge of the Museum of Hygiene at the Navy Depart ment, at which dally analyses of the water have been made for some years, stated to the "Washington acqueduct of fice, as a result of a chemical examination of the water when it was in a turbid con dition, that, although five forms of micro organisms were found in the water, they were all innocuous, and are generally pres ent In all rivers. He sa id that after a care ful study for three years, he regarded the Potomac as good as any river in the world. The fact that the water reaches the consumer in a turbid condition is due to the insufficient storage capacity of the reser voirs. They are not large enough to allow the water to settle before it goes from them into the city mains. There is no way to remedy this now, and until the works of improvement required for restoring to use the Dalecarlia receiving reservoir are completed, the public will still be occasionally annoyed, after high water and freshets, by being compelled to use for domestic purposes, water very much resembling clay in color. When that reservoir isin operation, how ever.thetimeduringwhicMhewatermaybe settled before it is ient into the city from the distributing reservoir will be doubled, and Its condition as to color will be very much improved. GOOD TTME COMING. "When the proposed new reservoir, near the Howard University, with a capacity of 300,000 ,000 gallons of water shall have been finished, there will be but little left to be desired in the quality of the city's water supply. In the last report of Col. George H. Elliot, then in charge ot the Washington aqueduct, he says that under present condi tions there appears to be no cause for apprehension respecting the healthfulness of Potomac water as delivered by tho river into the intake or the aqueduct at Great Falls. It appears that without the use of alum, or even with this ue, If the alum be used in quantities not prejudicial to health, the color of the water as it exists after freshets can only be partially removed by filtration. At present over 200 gallons of water per capita per diem arc consumed and wasted in the city of Washington, and it is probable that not more than fifty gallons per capita, or one-quarter of the supply, is used for strictly domestic purposes. UNNECESSARY FILTERING. Thus, it a filtration plant were put in at great expense the Tvater for domestic M 0 GtS B0I. any want the home may don't need mm HERRMHNN, 923 Seventh Street Avenue. consumption could not be sepirated in the mains from that wasted or otherwise) used, and fully three-quarters or the water supply of the District wouhl be unnecessarily filtered. It is therefore thought that sedimentation, for the pres ent, at least, should be relied upon to purify the water supply. The work of raising the dam at Great Falls, which Is to increase the water supply in the reservoir, is not yet under way, but stone is being quarried in largo quantities and carried to a place conven ient for use when operations are begun. At present there is no really great need for the increased height of the dam, as the water supply in the reservoirs at all tunes is only a few Inches below the flow line. With the increased capacity for the storage of water that will be afforded by the new reservoirs, however, the Im provements on the dam will be a necessity. To-day's Mornlmr Projrramme After breakfast stroll down to The Times office, at Tenth, street and the Avenue secure a Cabinet Photograph Coupon, by subscribing forone month at 35 cents, then continue your walk to Taylor's Elegant Photograph Gallery, at Fifteenth and G streets, and iu a few days surprise your family witha cabinet photograph of yourself or any of your relations, If you don't want to be taken yourself. You can's spend the forenoon in a better manner. Fonrtb of Jnly at Marsball "Hall. A good many people will undoubtedly mate up their minds to spend the Fourth out of the cityand one of the most In viting places at which to enjoy a day of pleasure is the popular Marshal! Hall. Not only will a day of rest be afforded, but the little ones will certainly enjoy themselves and they will be delighted with the list of special attractions that have been added, includin jr a display of fireworks in the evening under the direction of Prof. Kolb. Dancing will be on from the time of the arrival of the first boat till the departure of the last one. and a con cert of patriotic music will be given by Prof. Scnroeder's band. It will be a great day at this place, and everyone should take the opportunity to avail themselves of this day's outing. The steamer Macal ester will leave at 10 a. m.. 2:3) and 6:30 p. m and the River Queen at 9 30 a. m. and 3 p. m ASSIST NATURE a little now aud then in removing offending- matter from the stomach aud bowels and you thereby avoid a multitude of distressing- de rangements and dis eases, and will have less frequent need of your doctor's service. Of all known agents for this pur pose, Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the best. Once used, they ate al ways in favor. Their secondary ef fect is to keep the bowels open and regular, not to fur ther constipate, as is the case with. other pills. Hence, their great popularity with sufferers from habitual constipation, piles and their attendant discomfort and manifold derangements. The ''Pellets" are purely vegetable and perfectly harmless in any condition of the system. No care is required while using them; they do not interfere with the diet, habits or occupa tion, and produce no pain, griping or shock to the system. They act in a mild, easy and natural way and there is no reaction after ward. Their help lasts. The Pellets cure biliousness, sick and bilious headache, dizziness, costiveness, or constipation, sonr stomach, loss of appetite, coated tongue, indigestion, or dyspepsia, windy belchings, "heartburn," pam and distress after eat"ng, and kindred derange ments of the liver, stomach and bowels. In proof of their superior excellence, it can be truthfully said, that they are always adopted as a household remedj after the first trial. Put up in sealed, glass vials, therefore always fresh and reliable. One little "Pellet" is a laxative, two are mildy cathartic. As a "dinner pill," to promote digestion, or to relieve distress from over eating, take one after dinner. They are tiny, sugar-coated grannies; any child will readily take them. Accept no substitute that may be recom mended to be "just as good." It maybe belter for the dealer, because of paying hira a better profit, but he is not the one wac needs help. ii8ffiSJ w Hi im i.wz 3Si:,5s!fcrSt. .