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Paris' JHoitf de
or People's
It Is a Boon to the Needy and Saves Them from the
Shy locks Washington Will Have- a
Better One.
Tho .American metropolis is about to
follow the fashion of the gay French me
tirjKHs in the matter of the care of its
poor and deserving citizens. It is well
known now throughout the country that
The "Washington Times proposes to furnish
relief and remedy to those at The Capital
of th' imuiou who have been so unfortunate
as to fall into the clutches of unscrupulous
holders of money, who pile a Peliou of
Interest on an Ofesa of incidental charge,
in the way of loans, and make the borrowers
chattel slaves on then chattel mortgages.
It cot without savinir thut the men who
make slave. ot their debtors are Uie ex- I
option iii Washington. But the nation's
Capitol Is a big city, and the "exceptions"
reach, in the long nin, annoying status.
Tiie shibboleth of The Times has been
that w poor and worthy oppressed arc to
be looked after. As a rule they are a
timid and shrinking class, who have been
taught to believe according to the quaint
definition in .Murray's old grammar that
life means to be, to do and to suffer."
It b.t., howuver, been sufficiently demon
fctrated to then people by uccesful suits
iiguinst usurers, -which were secured by
The Tunes, th.it there is hope in the propo
sition that men of means and charitable
Impluse can relieve the distress of the city
bo lar as it lb the retult of cruel and in
exorable money-lenders.
"Working to this end The Times lias
launched an ci-terprise which bids jair to
be a magnificent success and the public
already know that this is the Peoples .Loan
Association, the fate of which is now in
the hands or the iHiblic of Washington. i
In this movement there is nothing new.
It is only mw of several kinds in America, I
but all of tin. in are of recent transplantation
to this continent. The mother of all such (
movements it. tue juom ae I'icio 01 i-ans.
In Paris the ioor are Lhe childien and the
wards of the republic, and even of (he em
pire No despot, no Napoleon, has ever
diajrreed on the basic principle of the
Slojt de Piece, or the government loan
shop of Pans Marie Antoinette could
send her icwels there and raise money on
them iusc as easy as the fish woman who
rejd lier at her prison windows It was
meant for the ioor, just as is intended
The Times Loan As-sociatiun of Washington.
What is the Mont de Piete? It was
founded in 1777. under a monarchy, and
just eight years before the people stormed
the Basiile and before they cut off the
head of the wife of Louis XVI It is the
property of the city of Paris, and has a
monopoly of loans and pledges.
The capital necessary to establish it was
takn from the general hospital fund,
and this is a pointer for the citizens of
Washington, for all the net profits of the
Mont d Piete are applied back to that fund.
Being a municipal concern all its transac
tionsare jterfecily honorable and its patrons
ar saved the loss they would sustain at the
hands of th unscrupulous class who usually
manag such matters.
It is oonSMl-red, the world over, that con
sidering tin; laimlrr of ioor people in Paris
th government has come to their relief.
ThTe is a central office and more than
twentv auxiliary orficos. Most of the
but t liy are subsequently sent to t he central
offic" The articles pledged bring 9 1-2
por cent, if talvn direct to the central office
and 12 pr cent, if taken to any one of
the auxiliary offices. The engagement or
"Sealed Instruct Ion-." Will He Played
at tin New Nntional.
The past week at the' New National
Theater has been the most successful one
of -the seaMHi- and indicates that this clever
company continues to gain new friends
and adherents with each successive pro
duction. The performances last i eek were
very highly commended, and the large au
diences showed their approval by frequent
applause and outburst "of laughter.
The bill chosen for Uie seveuih week of
the comedy season, which will be inau
gurated to-morrow night, is the beauti
ful comedy-drama, 'Sealed Instructions."
from t lie peu or Mrs J C.Yerplank-Keight-ley,
and it was only through Uie concession
of A. M Palmer, esq., who controls the
American rights, that the management
of the New Nations 1 Stock Company has
been enabled to obtain it for production.
'Sealed Instructions" is a strong play
and does not contain a single indifferent
part Tiie members of the comedy com
pany will be placed upon their mettle, but
as they are all versatile artists they are
fully competent to coic with its every
The cast has been arranged a follows:
Earl of Dorchester, Charles Bowser; Capt.
"Lionel Haughlon, Charles Cooic; Guy
Dunbar, Joseph Wheelock, jr; Moils Ger
Vais Dupuis, Percy Winter: Mr. Appleby,
Alfred Hudsoii; Benton, Percy Brooke;
Alfonse, F C Gideon; Mrs. Haughlon, Miss
Ijhan Lawrence; Ada, Miss Mary Sanders;
On came they, the loveliest throng in the world,
Their banners of faith and allegiance unfurled",
Bent low every inea, upraised every eye
To their Rtar of deliverance far tip in the sky.
American WLceimaiw
pledge is for one year, but the pledger may
take up his deposit before the expiration, or
ho may make nine annual renewals.
At the end of fourteen months, if an
article is not redeemed or renewed it is
sold and should, there le any surplus
due the establishment arising from the
sale it is paid lo the owner upon his appli
cation within three years. All classes
resort to the Mont de Piete the high, the
low, the victims of extravagance, as well
as the victims or poverty.
The pledges are of all descriptions,
ranging from the pendants in a girl's
ears to the dressu she wears, or used lo
wear, or from a rocking chair to a frying
Statistics show that within a fifteen
venra average the Mont de Piete has re
ceived 1,313,000 articles, on which it
lias advanced about $2,500,000. Washing
ton, on a population of about one-eighth
that of Pans, could do a proportionate
charitable business if the local Mont de
Piete were under government control.
In about the first halt century or its
existence there were on a given day in
pledged iu the Mont de Piete 3,100,000
articles which were valued at $9,000,
000. Anything can he deposited at the
Mont which has proved such a blessing to
tho poor and rich of Paris.
The departure iu Washington is ono
of quality rather than of kind. It is
proposed to be more liberal with the bor
rower. There is to be faith between the
loan association and its beneficiaries.
The management of the loan associa
tion proposes to Christianize tho Mont de
Piete. Tfco Itorrower will not be obliged
to sit in a row with other applicants
and wait his or her turn, to have tho
goods offered examined by an officer
of the municipal pawnshop. Tho poor
sen-ant girl will not be required to take
her rings out of her cars in the presence
of the young, just-sobcrcd-up gallant,
who at the same time offers his gold
watch through the clerk's window for
a loan.
The poor woman whose husband is in
the hospital, will not be required to bring
her bundle of clothes to be inspected by an
officer of the Mont de Piete. Nor will
any of them be obliged lo pay from 9 to
12 per cent, a month on the value of the
articles deposited and pledged.
The American and Washington idea is to
let-the mantle of silence aud respect for
the misfortunes of the poor.
The officers of the modern Mont do Piete
visit the homes of the afflicted. There will
be" no display or publication of private
distress. Tears will cease to flow at
home, and not in the vestibule of a public
Besides the tariff which will he paid to
the charitahle association will not be
one for revenue. It is proposed to make it
nine t imesleSh than the least exaction of the
great French benefactions. There will be
discrimination also between the ju&t and
the unjust, the deserving poor and the
poor who will only become poorer by this
means of relief, paradoxical as this may
It IS designed for the present to limit
loans to mortgages on furniture. The
jewels and solitaire diamonds which are
uEually hypothecated by people who have
more means than cash will be relegated to
the always open pawnshop. It is only
in this repect that the Mont de Piete of
Washington will differ from Its great
Parisian prototype.
Kathenne Ray, Miss Frances Stevens;
Susanne, Mjss Margaret Dibdcn.
Times' Pliptograpli Coupon.
The Times' plan or giving away a cabinet
photograph with a month's subscription
has been a phenomenal success. S. A.
Taylor is well known as an excellent pho
tographer, that people know that at his
gallery they are sure to get an artistic
picture, and in consequence avail them
selves of such an excellent opportunity.
This otter only lasts until the 15th of
this month, and we advise all our readers
to get their coupons as early as possible,
as Taylor's-gnllery will be crowded as the
15th approaches. All you have to do to
obtain one of these cabinet photographs
of yourself, or any one member of your
family is to subscribe 35c. for one month's
subscription of The Times, and get a cou
pon which entitles you to a sitting at S. A.
Taylor's, corner or Fifteenth and G
streets If you cannot call in person
mall your subscription to The Times of
fice. Tenth and Pennsylvania avenue.
llev. Dr. EldrldgeVs Lecture..
At Uie request of Lafayette Post, G. A.
R., Rev. Olin A. Eldndge, pastor of
Wangh M. E. Church, will deliver his
lecture on "America past and present,"
on Monday next, at the Chapel, Third and
A streets northeast, at 8 o'clock. Other
attractions have beeu added and all the
G . A. R. posts of the city have been iuvitcd.
Those whohavehcardthielecture pronounce
it decidedly interesting. Lafayette Post
has commenced a series of these visitations.
Hew York's Police Commissioner
Is a Man of Energy.
How tho Politicians Talio the Inno
vations Ho Jlns Introduced Ills
Political Apprenticeship nnd His
Western Experiences Hunch man,
XI in rod, 11 lh to riiui, Hoformor.
(Copyright, 1895, by Bacheller, Johnson
& Bacheller.)
T was in tho au
tumn of 1881,
just a little more
than a year after
h i s graduation
from college, that
the world began
to talk of Theo
dore Roosevelt,
a n d during tho
thirteen years and
some months that
have rolled by
the public tongue
has wagged about him pretty steadily.
ll" was but twenty-two when lie began his
political career by winning representation
from a city district in th lower house of t lie
Nf w York legislature as a Republican, and
his performance of an assemblyman'sduties
was characterized by a vigor, a dash, and a
disregard for precedent that fairly took
away tho breath alike of friend and foe.
To both hiscours0 incertainmattorsFeemed
little short of indiscretion, and while to both
it semed likely that when the warm blood
of the youth should be a bit cooled he would
settle down to what they considered more
rational conduct, his rriends reared and
his foes hoped that political disaster would
befall him long before that time arrived.
In a way, both rriends and roes have been
disappointed. Theodore Roosevelt's pub
lic lire has not yet been brought to a close.
On tho eontrary, itseemsposslblethatithns
really but just begun. But his vigor, his
dash and his disregard of precedents are
all as pronounced as ever, and as president
of tho Board orPolicoCotnmihSionersor the
cityof New York hehasalreadydouea ntim
br or things that appear decidedly indis
creet to the tjpical politician. And, as he
has been in the office but a few weeks as
to date have ben mere preliminaries to later
performances of a farmorc startling nature.
I called upon Mr. Roohevclt yesterday
at his ofHce iu the white building on
Mulberry street where once the name of
Byrnes was even more potent than that
or a commissioner, but where now Roose
vdt It the one to conjure by. When I
went into the outer orfice the tmnslier
or political precedent and personal in
spector oT patrolmen's beats was out,
and 1 was confronted by the first or
the innovations to be introduced by that
lively official, in the person of his plump,
black-gowned young woman secretary.
There were several ahead of me, but none
of the type that sometimes used to be seen
waiting in that room for tho president
of the board, aud only one such came in
while I waited. He was a big-Jawed
specimen, with shaven skull and a voice
like the tone of the longest pipe in a
huge organ. When he was told that the
commissioner was out for the moment
this man growled, in the deepest bass,
that he was in a hurry ar.d hoped ho
wouldn't have to "wait more than a
year." The girl smiled, but failed to
take the hint by presenting his card ahead
of tho others.
"Mr. Roosevelt said he would be in at
2:30 sharp," she said sweetly, "and he
generally keeps his word. I think he
will bo hero in about three minutes."
Then the man sat down and began to
stare hard at the minute hand of the
office clock, which was at 2:27.
Just before tho long hand swung round
do 2.31 tho president of the board came
in, or rather shot through the outer ofnee
llko a dull brown streak, incidentally
firing a question at the pretty secretary
as ho passed. Then she gathered up the
cards, taking care to arrange them in
tho proper order, aud followed the offl
cial to bis own private office. It there
fore fell out that although a very well
known and wealthy business man, a
local politician and a correctly gowned
society woman were among those wait
ing, besides one or two who had exhibited
letters of introduction to the girl, the
first to bo called was a colored brother
who had no apparent pull, had been
obliged to send in a badly written card,
and had no advantago whatever save
that of first arrival. If the others were
annoyed by this evidence of true de
mocracy In the routine of Mr. Roosevelt's
office, all but one of them forgot it di
rectly, for the expression upon the face or
the gentleman with the heavy voice was
so comical that a slight trace qJ amuse
ment was to be seen even upon the face
of the up-to-date society woman.
When I entered the presence I saw
before me very much the same man in
appearance that I had known when he
was but a year or two past his majority,
and was proud to he an Assemblyman.
About the eyes, in the brow, and at the
angles or the mouth there are wrinkles
not visible twelve or thirteen years ago,
but the eyes, which look through big pebble
glasses are unchanged, the accent is the
same, and so are the white, even teeth,
and, as of yore, the handshake 1b quick,
nervous, and full of an energy which almost
seems to overflow at touch His words
and manners give the same impression
now that they did then, as if he were
saying "Ask me all the questions you
wish; take all the times that is neces
sary, but, for heaven's sake, ray dear .sir,
don't be any longer about it than you
need, for, don't you see, I'm a very busy
man, with lot3 of work to do right now."
In the course of our conversation I asked
him how hu liked the Job of being a police
commissioner, as compared Willi his duties
as a member of the National Civil Service
Board. m
"I like the work immensely," he re
plied. "In fact, I like it better than
anything else I have ever had to do with.
For here I am privileged to help perform
the actual woik of governing, and I hold it
to be the duty of every man to take some
part in this work. Everyone can do this,
too, for everyone can cast the ballot.
"Why did I go into politics and liter
ature when I was a young man, instead
of into business? Because I thought I
should like public lire, and because I
thought I should like to write. And I
have found that I made no mistake, fori
have enjoyed lire so far very well, very
well, indeed, sir."
"Tell me something as to your plans
regarding the ultimate organization of the
police force of New York. Do you believe
that it wJIl ever be possible, with the laws
as they now stand upon the statute books,
regarding liquor selling and the social
evil, to maintain a force of police that shall
be composed entirely or incorruptible men;
in short, that bribery and extortion can be
entirely done away with?"
"My dear sir," he said, "I should not
like to answer that question without a
great deal or thought; without much
longer and more carerul study or the
situation and the Torcc that I have
thus far been able to give. The pres
ent board is now, and we haTe hardly
had time as yet to Tit ourselves to places.
There is a lot of hard work ahead of us,
a lot of study. Perhaps our most im
portant duty, irideed, will be to study
the situation patiently aud thoroughly.
To reply to your question at this time
would bo impossible. At any time I
should like to consider it long nnd sc-
' riously, and even then I could answer
'- it with perrect satisfaction to myself
only in the Torm or a carefully prepared
According to his friends, too, he always
likes to gather food for thinking try actual
experience, anil it was to get tills actual
experience that he went out the other
night upon n lour of inspection along the
patrolmen's beats. He was favored then
by the fact that very few or none of the
night men kue him by eight, and their
Kafel&S If I I
ifi iff ?t1 ffafiT'SiTll iir
surprise at learning that the young man
who beamed upon them through gold
rimmed spectacles and whose accent and
manner were so totally unlike thotc of
the conventional police orrieial was Theo
dore Roosevelt mubt have been great.
It hns been said or him that under his
presidency the hoard will practically bo
a one-headed commission, and that in effect,
though riot In name, he will be the chief
of police, leaving the man who nominally
fills that place the performance of only
a few comparatively- unimportant func
tions. But neither of these assumptions
is wholly correct The decisions of the
police board will in the hituie, as in the
past, be governed by the will of the ma
jority, and it is highly probable that the
time may come when the president will
find himself in the minority upon some
questions. Like the good American that
he is, he will undoubtedly Dow to the
majority's will when that time arrives,
though it is also very probable that he will
do his level best toprevent the necessity
of such Bubmission.l& to U assuming
the. duties of the cuielfol" police, it is not
likely that he willrjjb a hand in the
actual ferreting ouE ofo crime .which ia
the real work of the chief and the detective
bureau, though it isjrc'sfaui, beyond ques
tion, that he will continue in his efforts
to bring about and maintain the most
rigid discipline in fheforce.
On the whole, Commissioner Roosevelt
has the earnest supprtrtjk the majority of
New York's citizeiH: They do not care
one jot IT, as chargcd'jhe is keeping a
sharp weather eye t tlu! future of Roose
velt. What they want isja proper adminis
tration or tho police depart ment or Uie
city government. If la 'accomplishing this
Mr. Roosevelt helps' himself, well and
good, but if his unusual and somewhat
quaint methods shall after all result in
railure, something decidedly heavy will
surely fall upon him.
Down to the present time he has had the
most earnest co-operation or the other
members or the board a co-operation, by
tho way, that is not really a blind, and
slavish obedience to his expressed wishes,
but the carrying out oT the laws as they
understand them by sincere, though by
no means infallible, earnest men.
Though Theodore Roosevelt is not large
of person, he is not a little man, but would
be spoken more accurately as of the medium
height andstatue He dresses unobtrusively,
wearing a brown sack suit and derby hat
when at his official duties and his manner
is as distinctly non-orticial as can well be
imagined Buthemeausevery word he says
and he'expects lo be obeyed by those whose
duty it is -to accept his dictum, as the
police have already found out.
His father, Theodore Roosevelt, was ason
or Cornelius Van Sehaick Roosevelt, a mil
lionalreniorchnnt.oneorwhosoMms, Robert
Barnwell Roosevelt, uncle to the present
police commissioner, is beht known, perhaps,
because of his prominence as a fish cul
turist, hut, like his nephew, has taken,
a hand in politics and literature. He
served some years ago as United States
Minister to the Netherlands, and, in 1892,
as a member or the Democratic National
Committee, when his once popular but now
almost forgotten book, "Five Acres Too
Much," was dragged out and used n.s a cam
paign document by the opposition, but
ns the country well remembers, with
out great effect. This hook was a sort
of burlesque on Horace Greeley's "Ten
Acres Enough," and when published had a
great vogue as a work of humor. Hut in
its pages the author had a great deal of run
with the Irish, and it was this that caused
its resurrection in 1692, and. made "Bob"
Roosevelt declare that man an idiot who
writes a book.
The present Theodore Roosevelt, then
enjoyed every advantage that could he be
stowed by wealth, social position, and po
litical associations. He was font to the
best preparatory schools and then to Har
vard,, where he was graduated in 1880,
not only in good standing with the raculty,
but also greatly respected, by the students
as perhaps the best boxer in his clars. having
on several occasions greatly hunibled the
pride or various bullying chaps or greater
avoirdupois than himself.
When he came out of college he entered'ihe
law office of his uncle, hut even then had
the desire, so irankly expressed to me the
other day, to engage in "the work of
govenjmg." When, therefore, long be
fore he had been admitted to the bar, lib'
saw a chance to 'bo .nominated to the as'
semlily he reached out and took the chance,
winning handsomely ac tho polls before
he had been a voter tvlp yenrs. He re
mained in the assembly for three consecu
tive terms, and his payings and doings were
constantly talked abou for, as a legisla
tor, he was as quiet, as quaint and pictur
esque as he now is- as president or the police
board. During the bession of 1S81-S2
he devoted a great deaf of his attention to
thestudy of parliameutncyformsand usages,
and so successful was hefii acquainting him
self with the methods of procedure, nnd so
solid was much of his work, tSat he was
made the leader of his party during tho next
session that or li:&2 "83. It was in this
session that he took up civil service re
form, with which he lias since been so
prominently identified. He also inter
ested himself in the regulation of primary
elections and several matters of special in
terest in municipal government. The next
year he was chairman or the committee on
cities and gave nuirh attention to certain
things m New York.
Perhaps his most exciting experiences
while a member of then ssembly came when
he wna candidate in 18S'1 for the speaker
ship. His canvass for that office was
decidedly picturesque, for he made it a
point to visit at his own home every member
of the lower house, who, by any apparent
possibility, could be induced to vote for
Roosevelt. Some of the Assemblymen's
homes were located, or course, in regions
decidedly rural, not to say primitive, and
several times the candidate was under
necessity of making long tramps along
country roads.occjisionallyatnight.between
railroad stations and the Assemblymen's
farm houses. On one occasion Roosevelt was
taken Tor a confidence man by th efamlly
or an Assemblyman he wished to see, and
almost drivena way at thepointofthepitch
fork by the "hired help." It is worth re
cording, however, that Rosscveltsecured the
vote of that particular legislator.
In 18S4 he was chairman of the New
York delegation to the National Republican
convention which nominated Mr. Blaine
forthepresidency.and thecourseof no dele
gate to that body attracted more attention
than Roosevelt's.
Since his three years as Assemblyman,
Mr. Roosevelt has never receivedanolf ice at
the hands of the people; though in 1S8G he
ran for mayor of New York, and made a
right lively canvass wnile lib was about it.
His appointment as a member or the civil
service commission was made by President
Harrison, but he was retained by President
to t he police commission by Mayo rStrong.
Side by side with his life as a poli
tician. Theodore Roosevelt has lived the
life of a western ranchman, hunter and
fisherman. As a sportsman he has been
known to thousands who have paid little
attention to Ids political career. It is
said of him that when in the west among
the cowboys and the hunters of Uie Rockies,
he has always shown the same willingness
to govern that has "been manifested by him
in the east, and as he is an excellent
shot, a superb rider and a master of tho
pioneer's craft he has invariably suc
ceeded in winning and holding tho respect
of those with whom he came in contact
in the wilds.
Many stories have been told of his
prowess as a slayer of bear and deer, and
he himself has written most entertainingly
of his western experiences. Those who
have hunted witli lum liave always found
Uiat Uiere is one thing which ho will not
put up with and that-is the shooting of
game marked out fordiimself, by another
person. Once when ho was hunting bear
with a cowboy in his.employ, both sighted
a big grizzly at about the same lime, but
the cowboy was the quicker of tho two,
and believing that' if he did not firo at
at once, the bear might get the best or
both, prepared to pump lead into tho beast's
hide wiUiout cerempny. But tho cowboy
had not more than pulled the trigger when
Roosevelt stopped him, crying: "Here
you, that's my bear. Don't you shoot him.
IT you do I'll shoot you." The cowboy
did not Bhoot, and Roosevelt killed Uio
bear, Uiercby adding greatly to his fame
as a marksman, for he was considerably
rarther away from the game than Uio
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Types of Womanhood Which. Do
.Credit to the City and
the Country.
"Oh, I don't know, but there is some
thing about girls that work that I can't
just become reconciled to, somehow, and I
thank goodness that I don't have lo stand
behind a counter or sit at a desk to earn
my living. I have no doubt that many of
them are just as sweet and pure as they
can be, but the world kinder looks down
upon them, and, you know, Ave arc governed
to a great extent by the opinions of the
Thus spoke a young lady friend of mine
a few evenings since, as we sat in her
handsome parlor and talked, and the words
set me thinking as to what extent the
world does look down upon our working
girls, and what grounds they have for
looking down upon them at all; so I deter
mined to make a full investigation of the
matter for myself.
The oppporlunity was soon afforded mc,
for the very next Sunday, as I was going
toward one of our down-town churches I
met a young lady to whom a friend of
mine had introduced me not long ago, and
who keeps books for one of our business
houses, and after greeting me very kindly
6he invited me to accompany her to church,
thinking, no doubt, I needed It, in which
thought she was about right. So, de
siring to know her in all the difrerent
phases or her life, I accepted the invita
tion, resolving in my mind to make her
the means of my mvesUgation Into the
life of the American working-girl.
As wo walked along, I could but notice
how pretty and neat sho looked in her
well-fitting silk waist and dark skirt, and
how well the stylish sailor hat became the
finely molded head with its rich, dark hair.
How sensibly and fluently she talked, too,
and her biown eyes sparkled and smiled
with all tho eflulgcnce of happy, innocent
Wo entered the church, and I noticed with
deep admiration the reverent, respectful
attention she paid to all the services. She
seemed to enterintothepastor'ssubject with
sincere approval and intelligence, and when
he pathetically spoke of the "prayers we
learned at our angel mother's knee," the
tears that glistened in her dark eyes started
again the spring in myown which I thought
had long since gone dry; and I knew in my
heart our working-girl is not a painted,
faded, worthless being, bat a living, active,
sympathetic friepd, who understands the
trials of a busy world, and who will help to
elevate mankind.
Arter church she invited me to go home
to dinner with her, as she had much to
ask about our mutual friend, who was an
old friend of hers, and after some hesitancy
I accepted her invitation, as I knew I could
best extend my investigation in her own
home, where most people are seen ns they
really are.
Wlin we readied the house she intro
duced me to her parents ami excused her
self for a few moments, leaving me to look
around the tidy parlor, whoso perfect ap
pointments and cleanliness, and all the
pretty little ornaments and odd, artistic
"fixings" told me more plainly than wo rdsof
tho refined taste and patient industry of
the queen of that home our HtUe working
girl. And as I sat down to the excellent
dinner which I knew stie had helped mamma
to spread, I could not help contrasting her
to my fine-bred friend who had to be rung
up every morning to breakfast, and dared
not help toset the dinner or wash tiiedlslics
for Tear of "shrivelling her hands all up."
After dinner we took a stroll, for I
wanted to talk more with my -working-girl,
as I was now thoroughly interested In her,
and was eager to listen to her practical,
The greatest of all com
plete Duck Suits, fine tai
lor made Jacket and full
skirt. Good value $2.00.
Positively Monday only,
Oq apiece. Fine Tape -Edge
Lace Curtains, 24 yards
long, or 3Sc pair. Worth 9Sc
Jq 3ard. Fine Valenciennes
I Lace, worth 5c Yours atlc.
Qq yard. Choice of any Ribbon
Q in our ' house. Worth as
much as 20c Monday at 9c
I Q q Beautiful new designs in
i White Crocheted Summer
Spreads, worth 9Sc Ours
at 49c
1 0 C 4 ready-made Pillow Cases,
"H worth 15c each. Ours, 4
1 for 29c
Hq 3ard. 500 Remnants of
'g Challies, Percales, Lawns,
ciujwurm oc. uurs at 8C.
Good yard-wide Bleached
Muslin, worth Sc yard. Ours
at 3jc
jq Fringed Table Napkins,
I good value at 6c each. Ours
at 3c
!q apiece. Gent's Collars and
Cuffs, slightly soiled, worth
15c each, lc
6 pair of Gent's seam
less and stainless black
Hose, worth 15c a pair.
6 pair for 39c
n -Men's bauze bhirts, worth
uurs at liic.
business-like analysis of people and things,
which was such a relief from boasting and
expatiating upon full-dress balls,, com
mencements and box-parue, beneath which
one could read self-praise and undeserved
egotism She had no stories or "coming
out" conquests, but she had that great
elevating powerwhiehsoennoblesanysoul
a Hill knowledge of duty, aud "energy
and industry to perform it; and that,
reader, js the first great requisite toward
making women what they should and will
be in the world the means of elevating
mankind above the ruinous ages, by the
tack-hammer power of politics, to pre
vent the commission of sin, in a world
which has been sinning more and more
since the Tall of Adam.
In our walk, we passed one of these
street corners which are so repulsive to
the rerineu people of Washington, where
a crowd or impolite youngsters stood be- j
fore a cigar store to snicker and remark
about all who passed. "That," she said
to me, "is one of the greatest trials of
my life, to have to ran the gauntlet of
the smiles and remarks of these ruffians
who stand on the corners and before the
stores and directly iiiMilt ladies who
chance to pass by." I could but wonder
it some of these "rtirtians" did not haTe
sisters, perhaps sisters who work, and
how they would like for Uiem to receive
these humiliaUons.
When we had reached her home again,
and rested after our pleasant walk, I
asked her to play for me She sai down to
the piano and I eat near and admired her
stately head bent over the music and the
white, shapely hands, which fairly danced
over the keys, bringing out with delicate
touch and perfect harmony some of the
host music of our day. And then she sang
iu a clear, sweet voice, many sweet, aim
pie ballads, till I was transported, as it
were, and forgot for the moment that
earth possessed a care.
Some friends dropped in. and we made
arrangements for a trip down the river,
whither we went on tho following evening,
and what a good time we had! How
lovely she looked in her white duck suit
aud sailor hat, and how bright and witty
she was! So clever and original as Bhe
joked and punned during our sail down;
and when the music started for dancing,
and we glided off into the mazy strains
of the waltz, I realized that I had never
fully enjoyed dancing before; and I also
realized that the dancing which somo so
scathingly condemn becomes a beautiful,
graceful a rt with such as she.
Some one said in a newspaper article
Uie other day that the reason the young
men of the present age do not like to
take young ladies to bails often is be
cause of the ratigue which follows from
loss of sleep and active occupation. I
think it was a mistake. The priucipal rea
son, as I see it, is that a certain class
of "high-toned" people have made it seem
that a young roan is "doing things half
way" if he does-n't take his lady roses at
$2 a dozen, hire a carriage at $3 and have
a supper at So after the dance-luxuries
which a young man working for a small
salary cannot aWord. Young man, when
you go to a dance, take a young lady who
has a thorough knowledge ot the true
value of money, and you need not be
afraid of being called "small," and can
rest assured of a good time.
I took our little working-girl to the
theater soon after our trip down the river,
and never before did I appreciate the
company or enjoy a play so much. Why?
Uecause I felt that my companion ap
preciated and enjoyed my erfort to give
lier enjoyment, and I felt perfettly at eas.e.
And then, she was so well vorswl in Uie
points of the dramatic stage, and so deli
cately aud yet justly criticised tho work
of the company, that I felt tfcu I was beno
filed by Interchanging opinions with such
high intelligence as she possessed.
And now what shall w do wltk our
working girl? I Imvc seen tier on every
side of her busy life. As a business factor
she is capable and correct, I inay say
almost indispensable; and as a social fac
tor sbo is refined ami true. I cannot.
(-therefore, find any JustiftcMloM tor bee
ostracism from the best society et ow
fn-e. democratic America.
Many claim that she has lowered the
standard of wages awl deprived many
family-supporting men of eR-ntoy1
ir this be the case, who is to bloiac?
When young men would Epeml most of
their means in drinking ami smoking and
other wicked habits, and twost of their
time nt the club or the armorv or other
ruinous haunts, instead or giving their
time and their substance to those who
would help and sustain them, they can
- .. ji ii
v yi i
m m st. h. i .
!q Beautiful Designs in White
Pique Skirts, worth $1.50
each. Ours at 98c
q yd. Closing out all our
Wash Silks, worth from
40 to 75c jper yard. All at
19c yard.
q a pair. 1,000 pair of Chil
. dren's Stainlip Black Hose,
worth 10c Ours at 4c
q a pair. Ladies' Black Hose,
3 worth 10c a pair. Ours at
7fjLadies' Summer "Vest,
D worth 15c Oursat47-8c.
)q Ladies' Summer Corsets,
worth 75c each. Ours at
Q a pair. Ladies' Black Lisle
Thread Gloves, worth 25c
a pair. Ours at 9c
q each. Children's White
Dresses, slightly soiled,
worth 50c Ours at 15c
"I rjLarge-sized fringed Table
j Cloths, worth 9Sc apiece.
J Ours at 49c
In Extra large fringed Tur
j key Red Table Covers,
good value at $1.25. Oura
at 69c
Size 54x90, ready to use,
Bed Sheets, worth 60c.
Ours at 29c.
yard. 60 - inch Silver
Bleached Table Damask,
worth 60c yard. Ours at
not blame the women ot the land to loot
out for tbfxiiselves.
Celibacy will ever be popular where ex
travagance and intemperance preTatf.
I do not set the working girl up as a
model of perrection, for there are many
who dishonor her noble record; nor do
I say that there Is no nobility of charac
ter in our elegant homes, for I know there
are many noble souls in our palaces; but I
do say that there would be fewer care
worn, discouraged, broken-hearted fathers
and mothers in the world to-day it oar
girls were taught early in life that honor
able work is eleTating and ennobling,,
rather than disgraceful.
Heal Etate Transfer.
Deeds of real estate were filed yeslerdaj
for record as follows: E. n. Block to
William il. Starr, lot 9, square 8TS;
also part of lot 5, square 701; S10. James
Berry and wife to C. G. Nichols, lot 1
Jones' sub square 899, 3,200. Charles
A. DaTis and wife to Henry Strouse, lot
14, block 23, Brightwood Park, $10.
Marirxla II. Demuth and others to Thomas
J. Chew, part original lot 3, square 814.
$3,o63. D. C. to ilattie Lambert, four
pieces, tax deeds. William Finn to Annie
B. Frisbte, 17 acres on Qneen's Chapel
road, lot 4, block 1, lot 1. block 4, pare
lot 6, block 4, ATalon Heights, $10. D.
B. Gottwals to E. X. Waters, lot 190,
Weber sub square SGO, subject to $1,800
trust. $10. D. B. Grofr to Charles A.
DaTis, lots 15 and 16, block 16, Iot3 7
ami S. block 24, and lots li
and 15, block 25, Bnghtwood
Park, $10. II. P. and M E Howard
to Charles Gerard Conn, part lot 79, Ward
sub., square 70, subject to $17. COO trust,
$10. William ilayse and wife to William
It. Taylor.lot 37, King sub.. Lone Meadows,
$10. John A. Mover and wire to D B Gott
wal, lot 11, Huyck's sub., square 860,
$10. L. S Nicholson and wife to Rosetta
A. Clayton, part lot S, block 17,Brokand,
subject to $830 trust, $100. L.. S. Nichol
son and wife to P. It. Horner, lot 5, block
42, Bntchelder addition to Brookland,
$500. P. V. Tiltord and wife to C H.
Davidson, lot 97, Hillyer's sub., square 134,
subject to ?10 trust, $10,000. M. I Wel
ler and wife and George K. Repetti ami wire
to Joseph I. Wcller, lots IS to 24, Weller
sub., square 1060, $10. II L, Wellleyand
others to Maryland Barnes, lots 13 and 14,
square 1073, $10. M. L. Weltley ana
others to William Barnum,lots 15 and 16,
square 1073, $10.
Tollce Court Grist.
Ella Clark, colored, seized a coat ana
dress, the property of Anna Chase, and
on the charge of larceny went to jail for
thirty days on Judge Mdler's order yes
terday. George Reed, colored, was ar
rested by Orrieer J. J. O'Brien for beingr
disorderly, but on his way to the patrol
box gave the officer an upper-cut
in the nose. He went to Jail for sixty days
and the workhouse for fifteen days. The
case of William ILane, charged with lar
ceny wa3 continued. Mrs. L. M. Butler
forfeited her collateral on a charge ot
assault. Doctor Johnson used his wifo
Lizzie for a punching bag. for which he
was fined $5. .rthur JacKson and
Charles Carmine, small colored boya. wero
taken from a freight train by Officer
O'Den, ami when searched a ptatol wad
found In the punts pockets of tacn. Poor
months in Jail each was give the errJmr
lads. EHa Chirk was proven a talef and
went to Jail for thirty days. Robert
Taylor, or Aaacosti fame, has another
charge ot larceny against htm. which was
coftttnaml indefinitely Walter Wi Warns,
colored, who aleo ba.s aa altow ot Brown,
wu gtrtw fifteen days hi the worfchoaoe
for profanity Tho charge of kvrptag a
rUthy atahia agateM San I Bemtnr; was
cuottaaed Robert KtHott had the charge
acalaK hhw of stentta a potto' badge;
coatlaaed. Manrettas ArttTe. a colored
boy. for I wo I hefts treat over to the Board
of ChJUiva'saaardlaa Edward Wooden
ranted off nine oand3 nt dried beet from
the store of I H. Xtxoa and went to Jail
for a month. Collateral was forfeited
ia the race of George King, charged with
eraetty to a male.
A 1-nlr of WIijh.
She i rooting down late Why do yon
always wear that yachting cap? You.
are never on a yacht.
IIewhy do you wear that watch? You
are never on time Detroit Free Press.

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