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'-.--v J -1 w -JT "-- - lYT" - 4-J. ;v. i r . 1 V tj T s. ' T THE MORNING TIMES .SUNDAY-.. OCTOBER 4, 1896. 12 IN THE C1TIK0F THE DEAD Glimpse at Some Gillie Ceme teries of Washington. ARE FULL OF INTEREST Monuments to Men of National Repute at the Congres sionalAt Oak HilL "Bull- by side, tl e high and low. And ncti and lioor shall ti.nal He." Asioe inAn .rii4.g.oi., ue miai testing place or the nation a honored dead, and, wtilch is rcfrucd as die Kicatcsl at most licati.iriil cemetery in it e 'Hind, Washing ton's cemeteries will compare Javorabiy tiilh the greatest cctuelcrli s of otser large rule tl roi'gliuut the l'i ited States, aud in many respic s are far siq criur to many much mure pretentious than those 10 the District. Washington lias tlie r.dtantagc of nuro luTiugaii.ongi sdcad icme or it e greatest men which time and events have produced, nnd tilosu names are liuiiured names lit history. People all over tl.c L'ni.cd Plates are ln trrcstiil in II e men ti ho ti day Maud fore most, m ltealfaiiscf the i-oieriiiiicut, and tlii-gcucratioiistncniiiciilllrttcrethcuaiuts of these luen antic tcd.i reverence those of Hit; great men who lie I uricd, not only in tie cemeteries here, hut ilsewhcre. CO.VGEES.SIOXALCEMETEltY. A cciicictj around whnli tenters 110 iatiie .mil historic memories is t he Welling ton Parish Cemetery, or, as it- is more eMcnsivci knuiiii. Congressional Ceinc 'ery This i it xir the tlenil is lotatetl in Southeast Washington, on the thinks of l lie i:;'siirn Iraitli, ami tuiilaiiis in ail lorti-eighl acres of land, three of w tilt.lt hale tail jel tteu us-d at nil for burial purposes, it is the oldi si tciretcr m Hie lllslr.cl. The Irani entrance is on lutirgta .tiemi". uhiili ruts from a iKaiit i list of the Artei.al grounds to tlv IiMntl prop erly mi wLi.h tl e jail and almshouse arc loc-ned 'Jlie tiisttiri or iLe i ci gr.-s-auiial ("eii.eicrj is a loi g nnd h.tt resting one. iud has atiout it memories that are as sa cred to the jK'eplt" of the I'laled States as Arlington itslf. The Washington I Congressional) Cerae tcrj was established In 1S07 Commo dore Ihuurus Taigc. with ,ll rs. t'ought the laud scii.e time beiorc ti at vear. im proved its appearance and made it appro priate Tor tiuital purposes. As a buriing ground it did 1 ol oia e up totheir , xpis ta tlniis.aiiil shortly after l-07 it was tnmed oier to the autlKTillcs f Chiefs Episco pal Church, ivho liate inainianed it ever BII.C2. r- nee the eslabl.slanent of the cttiitteir Us list or s.ient lnli.ilrn.-iil.. has Ih-oii nudei. to until tm'a the reni.uns ol -lo.ooo or more l.o IiltoI tl en rnsidtiits William Henry llarrisun and Zaihariah Tajior were liur-ci! thrre. I.n' lU-.r rem.i.ns were artr--tijnl rcioveil ilrs Do'.U Mad son, wire or James Had son, was mined ILire Fet riuiri 11, lt-5-. and remote-l J.inaari 11", ls.rss.lu "V .rgima. Of fie m..u oiMingui'a ed men who sttll lH' in it. in-.itbre are ice Presidents Get rp- Clint jo ami 1-1-lirnlgc Gerry. Tne grave or Atloinrt Gi i.rral Willlaa. Wirt, who scried rn.m 1A17 to lhi'J. , nmong the numiier. Parker 1 psiair, sec retary of War in ltMl and Secret a r ol State in 1K1.1, who was tilled l tleex plos'on of a gun at the i roi tog gn-units en the I'otomac lliver, is alo l.ur ed I en George Graham, once a Secrvtarj of War. is eountej among the inhabitant of this city or the I'eail Tie noted Indian chief tain. Push ma t.i-ha. a wise and eloquent Choctaw, a delegate to a contention held in tills cit.. in tl.c c.irli '.tu's. is also Imned herp. Among h.s last wonls while lying on his Ccatli!i?d were When I am gone let the li g guns tx fired over mt " DANCED AT A FUT.KAL. Other grates of csperial n ". ,ir those of Col. Truman Cross, the fust 'na'1 ki'.'cd Critip of Cnpt 'Wiit. .n the .M -shall un-, t.,-ur- Ilndfii !'. Wll llam Tlioniton nnd William Kilintt. artlu tects or tlu National Caj.ili.l and the Pat teat Olfice; the lion IMl'iam Trimble. Senator from Ohio, nx wlmsj funeral men danced, whether in jo or for some oilier reason tsnot known a thutini-. and Alex ander Hillas Ilaihe. the supeiintindent of tie Uuitd States cotst survei There lire memorials to John c Cal'muu and Henri Clay and to the Kniiieu who weni down withthebrigWashingtoiinth'GuUfclrciim Tears ago. There are hundreds of other graves of persons, hoth mal aid fcmiie. who in life wora known and loicd for the deed of bravery and neir-n'riri,-e ih-rforniiil Tor tha country, and whos nanies are found and honored in American history The tall while shaft erected tc the mriunrj of the twenty two girl3 killed hy theoiplo. m f ammunltloa nearthe lr-,-:u auraclsmuch attention. Tlicre are oilier stones am! memorlnlsln great ii'iinlur tllof which are of tho greatest interest. Oak Ilill Ceme'ery, tl e 1 eautirul, lo cated at the head r Thiitietn stieet, Georgetown, owes its opgiu to W. W Corcoran, founder of the Corcorai. Art Gallery, a i.atlve of Geoigetown, who con ceited the Idea if lajlig out a Uiriil place. He purchased fiflt en acres cf land of I-ewis Washington, of Jtffersoii count-. Ta.,aod when the character of the Oat Hill $Whwi J$i'iii W&k mm0wi Ml MJVa'Hu w . . " s GIenwoocVa.Bt.-cel Cemetery Coin puny wnsposaed hy Congress on March 3, J80, he gcneiousl conveyed ttiKInftnTa-nie'ttinipany. Tk , Oak'Hlll Is on Gtorgetown TJeigiifs'', hor derlngon Hock Creek. II was, previmw to HsiccupJiicy asa ci mctery, kraiw u to the i'W..rC!'I.l?u's ftj. yParrolfs Woods," and was uiu.ea'.eu ui "4, lfc4U. ilcre land hat.oinceueena.iu'cd ai dl(lny theceructery contains thlrty-sK acres. Within Its en clifiure are hurled the remains of nearly tf,50(l persons, nianj' of them of uatioral reputf and wluxp r ames aud ileitis will lie handed down "to posterity. Entrance to this Unt-tirul necropolis is tlirnugh haiictome gateviaj-s aid nice in side tle iiii-ciilllieiice tf the ci'it-etery is plainly CvH ancj the appropriateness of the name, which it Leurs, is apparent. ICls nn oak hill The cemetery Is cotered with lofty oaks, which extend their shady how its in every direction. Tears ago it was the plajground of the cchoolhoy nnd theresorlof the w earj citizen frotuthe cares aud turmoils of city life. Tl ere still live i.ea.u in,, ishtj)b, mm pcii' hd played under the tilde-spreading -i aks, and with dog aiidguu'liunted'oi'er the ground, glting no thought thntspruedny it would lie the last resting place of relatives nnd frlerds and tluc it tvoti'iil ttentually contain their own bodies BlrJHOP I'l.NCKSKY'S STATUE. The main rijtraiuse ) from the south side the gates being at the top or tin; hill and the head or Thirtieth street. In rront otthe gate stands the mnrlile statue of llishop Pinckney, and on the pedestal, width is made of the same jntterial, one reads Ilie name or the prelate, his birth, April 17, 1810, and his death, July 4, 1SS3. after which follows a lengthy epitaph, ex tolling the virtues of this great and good man. The monument is the gift of Mr. Corcoran, the founder of the tvmetery To tho right or the gates, and In rront of tho little chapel, stands, in a circular plot covered nith grieu grasses aud fragiant flowers, the inoiititncnlereiled to themeni ory of John Howard Pajne On the south face Is inteilticil: "In niimorj of Jjhn Howard Pajnc. aii'hor or 'Heme, Sweet Home,' born June tl. 171U, died April tl, 1 S5" " The n est f.,ce In ars a I aso n licvn carting of hook', stroll and lamp, tn- ?! ps1 J.i.tiniice to Hock circled by a wreath of palm Oa the noith faceischi ledthe folic iwng- Sure, wlitn thy gentle spirit fled To realms be.iond the nurc dome. Vt'th arms oiitsinn hist the angil said, " Welcome t o hea i en , home, sweet home." "! ! astsiilelstniU'IlisUi! wnh a laurel vre.it'i nil losing a harp, tl. twined I j n tine cf ivy The mouuini nt is serinowmed by i' 'f(-s'.ebus. f il epcct.aiiil . lata isiuid to 1k no . cflleiu i, ni, 0f the dec ran d The i.udre work is t.rihtic and sul ttai.tlal, and this, with others, is the (Jit cf .Mr Corcoran Jus; omfiue it reticle, ami I.iing flat on the ground, is the origlinl sla'j. brought fn m his f,,niur resting place in Tunis, and tilich icarked hisloiali grite in that far off land The slab is broken now, but tie iiistriplion is plain The Ami ncanco.it or arms in a cilcleis caned on lop, beneath v hieh one can read "In mi m rt of Co! .'ol n Howard 1 at ne, twice consul ot tl c L'nited statis Tor the ct,j and kingdom of Tunis, this stone is litre placed lit- a grateful country lie died at tie Airenran consulate, in this cti. irter a tedious Pln-si. pril 1. 1M2 He was liorn at tliecity of Eoston, State of Massachusetts June s. 17hl! " GE.V EATON'S GUAVE. A siglit of the monument of John II. Inton. I usiilent Jackson's Seeritary or War, w Il bring hack historic memories Uy the side or tlv noted Secretary lies the body or his wire, tl.e mice Icn'.y IVg,;y O'Jieal.iihu, by lerlvautyanilherfasciuil ing was, turned tho heaiU of fen-gn dip lomats aud Cal Inet orflecrs. until (heir wives raised sin h a storm about llv ears of "Old Hickori" that he Leeaiue halig rani, and dismissed hlsentlre Cabinet, tilth die exception of Martin Van llureu, liisSee reiarj of State. audtlie bus jruaorinemiicu scaudallzed Mr. Eaton Only a few yards west of the Eaton mon ument is the grave of Samuel Emory Davis, the inluiit sou of Jefferson Datls. The little to died in this city June 15. l?r2. Xo stone marks the spot, but kind friends hate plumed a rinle of Ullei-of-the-talley around the gr.'.t e. On ti Iome-Pkc lull stands the Corcoran inaascleuni in the Conn of a Grecian tem ple surmounted in a cherub. Itfsuf white marble, aud its canopied roof is supported byclghl Doric miliums It t $20.uOT). Tlie gieat philauthropUt's wife, e'augliter, sou-in 1 tw and seteial grardehildren lie liuiicalh. The round Swedish graaito monument ot tljxanderde 1Iji1ims attracts the tHitor's attentioa should lie get In the vicinity ot this noted stone. Chiseled on the side is this Inscrlptim. "Clinmlierlnin and Private Counsellor of Ills Majesty the Emperor ittheltussial.IIis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister riDnipotentiary to tlie United States. Horn in Moscow the ?0t li October, 17oG. Died at Georgetown the 23d Jan uary. 16t4." A hundred yards directly east of-the south entrance tf Oak Hill will lie found .1.0 gran'ts nonaraent of Edwin M. Stan tja. Abraham Lincoln's Secretary ot War. The inscription on the monument informs is that ho was barn December 10, 1811. Ills wife died .N'ovcinber 17, 1673, and Is buried by his sills. - Xot far rrom the grave of Stanton lies jsrled a man elf different caliber, an Amer ican and a stiitsciai whose Intellect and knowledge of government affairs placed him on a letcl with the greatest men of tlie world. Only a footstonc marks the list resting placi ot Jamss Gillespie Hlaine. and on this arc only tin letters "J. G. 13." .Mount Olivet is the chief hurting ground vine Vault. of the Catholics, and is equally as Interest ing a place as the othcrslicrenbouts. , Prcvrous' to, 1857 the Cntliollcs bad felt the need of more suitable cemetery than they then possessed, and after a careful re view of the situation tl.e parish priests of St. Putricfs, St. Peter's, St. Matthew' and St. Dominic's, with rather O'Toole. of St. Patrick's Church, at the head, deter mined to unite their efforts for the pur pose, and In JIui, four tears Lefore the war or the rcliclllon broke out, they pur chased nearly forty acres of u tract of land known as the "Penwick Farm," Iwr lcrlug on the Bladensburg road, and liss than half u mile from the tit limits The property cost $10,000, and was aillu'rablj adapted to tho purposes for which it was secured. The location is elevated, and from every side there is a gradual rise to an emi nence which commands one or tlre-riti'st views of Washington aud its emiroiiments. ?ine trees and lieaptirulslirutib.'ry are scat tered oter the grounds, adding beauty. to the place. A spring of tie purest water gubhes forth immediately within the i n I ranee gates. The tvmetery Is an attractive place. Its ctiiumanillng position, picturesquely ai rauged.nnd the beautiful stones and shafts which mark tlielassrejliugplacesofmany or Washington's best residents make It a spot tvhich long since became one of the sights of interest to tltltors at the Cnrltal City. The grounds have been tastcrully laid off Into sections, alphabetically desig nated, and these intersected by pretty avenues and pleasant walks. The main ixutlon of the cemetery is inclosed by a fence or rustic work, along the inside of which is planted a hedge of usage orange, which forms the principal protection for the grounds. The front Is guarded by a wall of hammered stone, surmounted by an iron railing. At the entiance, which Is on thellladenstiurg rond.is built the super intendent's lodge, or brick and stone, due regard being had to combining neat ness with simplicity. The grounds are rather Irregular in shape, one end extending back from the road to the Washington branch of the llallunore aud Ohio Uailroad, on the oppo site side of tvhich arc located the national fair grounds -. Si,, Clock OiiicU-ry. Mount Olltet Ceu.eler was oftned In lSTis Since the forty acres tveri- bought an addiiioiiof thirtt-s acres has teen se cured nnd is U Ing put into cnnienlent srapernrlhe usu i.tt-dcd 1 lieu the tcm titry wasoiieniMl"Jiiiim" Marr. who was once a Well known character about the town and a public gardener, was among the first to !. buried il.er.- The father of Father O'Tonle. the founder of the com ctcrj, aNo lie, hurieil there, and It Is, to, the last resting p,ee of Gen. Julias Garcsche. chief or Grn Kosecrans starr, who ii:s killed at the tattle or Muifites lioro. Tcnn. Mrs Surratt.wi.o was coutictid of esm splrac.i against the life of President Lin coln, and who was hanged for the crime in accordance with the sentence .of the court, sleetis her list ship In these grounds, her grite Is-ing marked with a unite marble stone simply Inscribed "Mrs Sur ratt " AnothT grite In this c-n "ter tvhich attracts attention is that of Capt. llcur "VMrtz This grate, which contains the remains of tni no'Md ketper or Aialer soniiUe pnsou, is designated by a white wooden crovs, ii ade and erected by Supt. Mcilenr That Mrs. Surratt .inn Mrtz are still rcmcintureil b friends Is shown by the handsoii.e floral d-slgus wlilch frc quentl find Mielr vraj to their grates. Woodlawn Cemeter. the latest to be adapted as a boriug ground, Is locatec', three miles east ot the city limits, on the Penning road On the highest planes, dinstly in the center of Woodlawn, are still the breastworks of Tort Sedgwick, fioui which that section of the country was carefull watched when Jubal Earl was making his raid on WnsLlngton. HISTORY OP WOODLAW.V. Wrodlawn Cimeteiy cxaisUts of thirty acres, and was opened Maj 13, 1805. Its establishment was made necessary by the condemnation of Grncidand Cemetery, over two ears ago. Thespot selecttsl was In every way suitable. Its possibilities are great, and the lay of the land makes it easy to work out one ot the most beau tiful landscapes imapnahlc. There Is to lie an artificial lake be tween the two entrances, both of winch are on the east side, and which will stnnd back a hundred nnls from the roadway against the high embankment. At out the center of the main roadway and within a dozen jards from tl.e tnult is a spring of cicar, pure water, an outlet for which will he made to the iike that Is to t"e. At the present time only ,vii bodies are buried the re, the minority which were moved from Gract-land Cemetery, nnd In two or three cases fro-n o'her burlng grounds. 1 he pLins for the new cemetery are very elnliora'e and will be carried out to the letter as fast as the rren employed can do It. Especial tare will be taken to im prove only th'it which really demands Im provement, leat lug tie natural scener as Itlsai.d dlsturl.ies it ot.I when lliit can not be atoided. AT OLD GLEXWOOD. Glen wood Cemetery, this beautiful cit of the dead. Is located on fclncoln, or Ilare wood.atcuue. a I air mile north cr Florida avenue at the junction or Xorth Capitol street. The entrance Is through an unique gateway, over and at either side or which is the home or tile superintendent. In-Ide the tisitorfinds well-kept gro'inds, a beauti ful, shady place, where there are niauy Interesting spots, made dear to those whose rcatiies and rriends He bulled there. The cemetery is situated on high ground, oicrlooking thecltyof Washington and the t illages near by In the valley around about. The cemetery contains ninety acres, only thirty or which arc used lor builal purposes, and In which 13,00o persons are already laid at rest. The cemetery Is laid out on the plan of the celebrated Green wood Cemetery, of New York, and there lie within Its sacred ground the remains or mail y of Washington's most honored resi dents. Glenwood was incorporated July 27, 1854, the act ot incorporation being amend ed February 27, 1677. committing the control and direction of the cemetery to a board of five trustees, who are elected annually, three representing the lot own ers and two the original proprietors. In the center of the burial lot Is the hand some chapel, substantially built. In Queen Anne style, ot brick r..il brown stone. The Interior is roomy and attractive, and tho light streams Into it through beautiful sta'nett glass windows. The decorations are plain but appropriate, the pulpit and w 1 snvn ssz v- ''-' y -i ii.'K-IS. John Howard Tuyiic's Muuuuieiit. sctltvs being ut a mwlern st le et simple In construction and arrangement- The root of the chapel is or slate, supported by an artistic iron fratne. The entrance to the chapel l through an arched door way, which Is eiubeliUlied with an iron nnd frame work of I cautitul design, over and around which is iirringed a colored glass design nt considerable beauty. The receltlng tault at Glenwiod is es pecially Leautlful In its design and con struction. .Hull t of solid granite the front of the tomb ti Ith its well-kept em iriinmcuts compares fui orably with any In this coun try. ROCK CHEEK CEMETERY. Since 1710 a icnlon of tic Itock Creek Cemetery, now under the direction of St. Paul's Church, has been u6ed for burirg purposes, and today It Is regarded as the oldest cemetery in Hie District. Im mediately north of the Soldiers' Home lies the "Glebe" of 10(i acres with the aged church edifice built thereon, known as "Keck Creek Church," or n-ore properly St Paul's Church. Keek Creek parish. The land was a gift in colonial times of John HradTord, esq ,tole held ill perpetult for church purposes A portion of the ground lying Just about the church has long Uen used ror lntetmeiit, this Leing the oldtst church aud burial ground within the District, hat Ing hi en so used for 177 cars. A luoiiinneiitalcrossto the memory of John Urndford Is erected Just within the gates of the cemeter and which can Le plainly oeen by all w ho enter the gates. Appreciating the sacred associations that surround the plate, and its intural beauty and adtautages, the tostr of St. Paul's Church caused a surie or about one-half the glebe to be made, and set the same .I'lle for cemetery piin-oses The ccmi tcT Is In most part shaded by forest trees of natural growth and great sge Clinpt-1 at The church, with its modern furnishings, the quiet and retire.l character or the sur roundings, make It a very pleasant place to attend uiiiue service, while the ccine? tery is in e'ery way an attractive place for burial purposes. In front of the church, on the right of the path, Is a monument, small in size, but suitaUe in its design and construc tion, erected to the memory or tLoe who wero burled there 150 years ago. This monument, with others, attracts the at tention or visitors to the place, and shows, who and what manner of men and women were buried there in the past. Like etery other cemetery. Rock Creek has Its distinguished dead. William Win dnm, the Secretary ot tho Treasury under President Harrison, lies in a well kept grave at the foot of a handsome sarcoph l gus. The memorial "Orlef," erected by Henry Adams to the memiirj othis wife, is a handsome tribal:, mill is but one ot the many costly memorial sio lisin the grounds. The monument to the incmoryot Edward A. Paul, tho rirst principal ot the Wash ington high schools, "a tribute from the friends and alumni of tl ctchool," is another oue of the many beautiful designs In the cemetery. The Hutchinson vault, too,, where the bad ot Joan A. L ig in rested for two oars undcrthe guard ot United States soldiers, attracts much notice. Tlie Jlean vault is handsome, both in interior and exterior, and Is the most noticeable in the grounds. The l.andsoino lay ot the land, with its little hills and-tal!cs, the many smooth and shady walks, and tlie little ihurch in the tenter withats beautiful memorial win dows, all go toi make the cemetery one ot the li.uidsomessim the Di-trict. GRAOELAND AND OTHERS. Ciracciiuid Cpinetcry. condemned and clwd up over IWo ears ago. is pleasantly situated In the northeast section of the city, directly at the eastern terminus uf Maryland nten'ue. The cemeter was es tablished by Benjamin N. Meeds in 1872, when the first' work on the place was be gun, with a tiew ot making It a buriug groa'ud. This rtork was begun March 4, and on Detorattoii Day. 1873, the cem etery was dedicated. Mr. Meeds, the founder ot iheV'ine'tTJ". was buried there March 13, IB'fd. The cemetery ( (insisted of i early forty acres, mil at thetimc of Its dedication was one ot the most Interesting spots In the District. It was a place beautified by nature, and as a city for the dcjtl was es pccfall suitable. During the last two Slain Entrnncer to Glenwood. lllw- ill years, huiveier, no liodies hate been hu rieil there, and the place tins imdergoiiercry little improvement. Frederick Doug lass, the ooted colored man. owned a lot hi the cemetery, unci burled his fust wife there. Ho lrhnseir would hate been In terred' in Gniceland had the cemetery been open nt the time or his death. The cause of the cemetery's condemnation is due to the fact that the city is growing and n goodly portion of the new residents are going into the northeast section. The march or progress demands ti ground, aud ill accordante witli the law the cemetery authorities yielded. Many or tLo bodlis burled there urc beiug remoied to the new Woodlawn Cemetery, on tlie Ueuiilngroad, while others are being rcinterred elsewhere. There are nearly fifty cemeteries other than those mentioned which are publicly aud prliatcly used. A majority of these, howcter, are family ceuutcries, and con talu only the remains of those Lelongmg to one family or the remains of relatives ! of some oid, distinguished family. Tho mosliiiiportaiilofpubllcaiidprivati'grouiids are the Soldiers' Home Xutioual Cemetery, on Harewood avenue, nhereJohnA.Logan lies buried, with other noted soldiers: the HrightwoodCcmetcry,atBrightwood;Mouiit Pleas mt Plains, colored, near Mount Pleas ant: National Cemetery, Harewood avc uc, near Soldiers' Home; Battle Ground Cemetery, on Brlghtwood avenue, near Brlghtwood; Hebrew Cemetery, on Hamil ton road, aud the Prospect Hill Cemetery, on Lincoln at cnue.uear the Glenwood Ceme tery. ANTHHOrOl'HAGOnscilIGGEK. Tin" llano of tlie Picnic Season la Old MlHKourl. A'irtias City Journul. Simultaneously with the advent of the merry picDlc season tomes the chigger, a beast or in stery and or retiring dispostllem. His habits are predatory, and. like the wicked Ilea, ho frequently goes where no m in jmrsueth. Hut, while not possessing the saltatory poviersor the pulex irritans, he Is much harder to hold up. Those who have had the good fortune to wit ness lot fly woman capture a flea alwas hate high praise for the expert manner in which it is done, but the thigger laughs her to scorn and hides his diminished head beneath her cuticle with great Bpced and conseiiueiil Irritation to the surround ing tissue. He gels there before she does, aud even tne uew itonian cannot circum vent hlm. The eliiggcr Is no respecter of persons, aud nobody is exempt rrom lus ratages. The statesman or high degree and the ten der maiden are all alike meat ror him. and equally toothsome. It is -aicl that a cut mat look uinj la king with Ihecalmesttoiii posure.and so. Indeed, might . tMgger;but a king cannot look on a thiggjr, u reason or the siralh ess or lis; bug. and that Is where tlie chigger "lajs It out" royalty Cf rtaia lean ed gentlemen, who are termed in insect lore, tell us that the thigger Is a mile, and there Is probably no one with the temerity to dispute the .ism rtion He is li deeil mltev, aid will pretuil in spite of our most deiotcd efforts UutltlMfpeclcIl at these rural festivals c ailed picnics that the thigger dUiKatshim scir with the greatest nluudui. Tlere he ias liisi linings aim prtites 11 nisei fa .Nemesis t f ihedeepestdje. Eujo loueltes while j ye may. e merry plenickers.ftron the mor- Oak Hill iwi, i i.. h! The delights of the ir.erry-go-ruunaai.dlheLUstard p'eare buttvanescent things, scon to fade away; but the chigger burrows like the tooth of remorse, and bites like sixty or any other mathematical com putatibii suriicicnt to convey the idea. The habitat cf theillgger Is an ong tl e weeds and grasses. There he remains in umbrage ous retirement. enjoing the beauties of nature and biding his time. Tlie time soon comes. A l.ur summer girl Irlpsaleng withdainty fcotslcpsiirpcrhaps reclines withease upon the emerald sward, w hen the c laggt r marks herashlspre y nudlakes pessession atoece. It Is a fair lard of promise and the graz ing is i.ciki. Tlie chigger lolls ihat damsel under his tt-ngue as a sweet morsel, and in the exuberance cf his glee shouteth "Yum, Uin." The remedy for tl e chigger is various. Etcry woman has her own private formula for a potent thiggcrcide, ranging from face powders to rpraing with frangipanl, but the all pale into insignificance beside the anc em and t line-honored prat tice ofunoln: ing with bacon. A crisp piece of break fast bacon showing a streak of lean and a streak of fat 'o the protier proportions is poison to the chigger a sad commentary apon his epicurean taste,, but, as le is strictly anthropophagi!, this Is not n mat ter or great surpr.'e. To pour oil into the wounds made b.i the chigger Is to grease with bacon. It is like thepreciousointmen' which ran down Aaron's lieard, and its influence js us bulm upou the distraught victim or the dagger's loratity. But one thing must be borne in mind. While Bacon ma render vain the clugger's sharr lull; The .'cent of thesmokehoutu will linger there still. Sti-p Idsely Please. "It Is as good as a plsy to watch the different methods employed by women In stopping street ears," said a gentleman jesterday. "You see the timid woman standing ten feet awav from the track and barely motioning with her hand. The motormnn has to guess whether she wants to get on or not. The nervous woman stands off a safe distance from the track and waves her arms up and down as If she intended to fly to her destination In case the car didn't stop. The new woman stands almost on the track and waves her hand determinedly, as much as to say to Uie motorinan; 'You'll tie sorry if von don't stop;' and there's plenty of other kinds of women, all of whom have a man ner of their own. Just notice the first time jou take a car rule." Exchange. Tln Lndy'H Name. A New Orleans man who Is a fond papa was telling his rriends esterday of the hard time he had trlng to teach his joung sterto say "Mississippi." The wordseemed more than the little one could master. Finally the rather hit upon the plan of teaching the child the word by sjllables. "Now. say after me," he said to the boy, "Missis." "Missis." said the Infant phenomenon. "Slppl." "Slppl," echoed the boy. "Now say the whole thing," commanded the father. "Missis," began the child, and then he thought a while. "Papa," said he, "what did you say the lady's name was?" New Orleans Times-Democrat. StlniMoii'M Sagacity. "Why does SUiitsnti always carry his um brella closed when It rains?" "He Is afraid the owner may recognize It." Detroit Free Press. VETERilliOF-TWOniuTS v ' - - ' j. - Patriot William Brown's Body guard oflnyisibk fcd.Mgn. ADVISED NOT TO WORK Receives Messages Prom the Dnaues oi Socrates, Grant and Other Ancients. William Brown, patriot, aged sixty eight, and a natiie of Virginia, Is a veteran, of two wars, well educated, whimstcul, re puted heir to a large estate, and grandson to a deceased capital defender of the war ot '12. His chief claim lo distinction, howetcr. Is from quite a different chain ot circum stances. Mr. Droit u U the only man in Washington If, indeed, there is another in the whole country1 who can boast of the protection of abcKjguardotC00meu red men they are each nine feet in height. The bodguard is well equipped Tor the important task Imposed, being armed with weapons or the most approved design for blood-curdling purposes, and the baud is not at all averse to. engaging in a scrap 7m Entrance to Coutjre-sloiuil Cemetery. when dut calls. It is a lorce lnvnJhle to mortal Ccs, but to tho subject of its solicitude there is not a minute when its presence is not a reality. Tin? hab.tatiou wti.ch he occupies as his own Is located in the viciuit of Xorth Carolina avenue and Fourltenth street east. It is not a priucel brownstone. nor exalted, except in the sense tint "very man's home is his Cistle, but it U the in closure of many treasure boxes, cans, re-c-eptacles, ordinary to the casual observer, but nf great intrinsic worth totheimtlated upon which no man dare lay his hands without permission, and which neither sil ver nor gold can purchase except iqwu terms which his spirit counselors npproic The estate to which Mr Brown is the heir apparert constats or tfe holdings of which his revered grandparent, named Brown, d'ed seized several decades ago, before Capitol Hill took upon itself the airs and graces of a metropolis. HIS ESTATE TO BE. It embraces all of the ground for a cum bcr f squares which lies on both sides ot Eastlapitol street, and in his Judgment .i clear title is made out which the in getiuit and legilacuiiieti tf Gen. Benjamin F. Butlt r, his coiin-l. will yet make clear to the n-ind ofthe Judge before whom the Issue may be JoIiicJ. Ills attorney Is understood to be now St mew here in mystic ppace. engaged in the work of loosening the tangled threads in the skein of Mr. Brown's title, and when his brief is ready for submission the usurpers will te given barely time to vacate. Theproperty will pass tolls right ful owuer. Mr. Brown holds daily Intercourse, he says, with the spirits of these who have passed licyi nd the veil to the "great per haps." Emperor William frequently com municates with him. and so also does the Xa poleon, who sorrowed at Elba a ml died at St. Helena. Julias Caesar corresponds with him regularly aed not infrequently Gen. Grant favors him with an epistle, written in the cJd hero's own haidwritlng ind in characteristic phraseology and mil itary terms, the authenticity of wrich no man dare deny. In a recent message the distinguished Clinpi'l at warrior, rtccguizlng the sterling integrity of his friend, conferred upon him the equivalent c f Lnishthood. fL'-ch coants for so mm h amorgthe cllvalry of every age, by dubbing him "The Brave." and b'lt a short time preiiouslyin a meage plainly written on a slate now in Mr. Brown's pcjssessioii. he was distlrctly referred to as "Sure Shot" by no less fistlngnlsl.ed a personage than the famous William Tell. iiamuch as William was hlmelf reccg nlzed as an expert at splitting apples in twain al twenty paces with a low and ar row his compliment is valued as a rear! above price. The great advantage wtlch Mr. Brown has over the ordinary mortal Is that 1-c can converse with the departed states men of every tongue with ease and dis patch. The Inch in dialect ts familiar speech with him, for it is recorded In his diary that the leader of his band of 500 left upon his sla e a car or two ago the mes sage which allotted him ever it-ereafter from the performance ot manual labor. A niG SIX-FOOTER. And spcak'.ugof giants, Mr. Brown Is a good deal or a six-footer himself. Tall, broad shouldered, straight as one of h-s Indian guards, he gives ample evidence that his three score' and more of years have dealt lightly with Mm, and but for the gray batrs with which his head and race are silvered he might easily clatS with the inidille-agcd. He earrL-s himself erect, has a keen eye, and closely resem bles the sketches given of the pioneers of the tlajs when Lincoln was a jouth. Mr. Brown's list of correspondents is large aud not all may be referred to here, but among the most exalted Is Socrates, whose tragls taking- off was miiterlal for a tin llhng chapter in ancient history. The bowl of hemlock Is a fre quent theme of discussion betweeu tho two, and it 1b said that Mr. Brown Is an advocate of its restoration as a means of capital punishment, in lien ot nil pres ent methods. The gentle Indian maid who pcrforraed so distinguished a favor io one'Jbbn 3niilb ill the early stageof America's civilization Hnds ft a 'pleasins'reUcr to the monotony of angel experience to hold converse with oiicf earth, and' Mr. Brown vf Tm . IT'l'Tl I 11 tLU-X Y JJ-:t.T i.H ,"u. Is her favorite anions: mortals. He baa had numerous letters from her. Gen. Butler, us stated, Is now engaged Tn tne scrutiny of Brown's title to the val uable estate left film by his grandfather. It Is understood that he wll shortly corn pletc the cose, and will transmit a brief fromthesplritland.by Somo process known to himself and the distinguished litigant. It will be filed in the supreme court ot the District, In tho regular course, us the preliminary step to a restoration of the property. Art Is Mr. Brown's passion. Ills speci mens of drawing are really siijtTior.fash ioued with delicate taste and skill. In ills younger days he enjoyed the advan tages! of a course of Instruction In a then famous art sctcol In Philadelphia, where his talent was dcveloi-d to a wonderful degree, and the knowledge gain-.tl has no departed from him.. HIS ART EDUCATION". He is a lover of the beautitul.ls a gooa judge of effects, whether In or out of na ture, and loses no opportunity to gratify Ms ta-tes. Those who are actpi iln'e.I with him and appreciate his talent have sought to give him opportunity to fultivate it, tnd he has spent hours In the a a art galleries, admiring the products of oth ers and making very successful -tttempts ut reproduction. His education in other lines Is superior. He has been a careful ot&crver. and hla meirory is a storehouse of knowledge thus gained. It the stars and til spirit ad tlsers approve he will talk for houurs in a most entertaining way of past, present and future, upon each t ptc with equal facility. Mr. Brown Is an ardei t Bryan partisan, and Is nt all times prepared to advocate his election. He has advices from th iate Emperor William which confirms ha belief in the silver idea, and if anything were needed to confirm him in that r.tlth ,t his admiration of the Boy Orator and his method ot campaigning. The spirit world, he says. Is unanimous for the Xe bra3kan. The residents ot the celcstiil sphere ire taking more Interest in the issues of the present contest than was exhibited in any previous jear since Washington's day, ex cepting only the caturalgn preceding tho war There are sami there kic':ers on Bry an, of course, but the majonty Is great, aud it is an unbroken custom to enforce the unit rule. Mr Brown was born In Richmond, but earlt drifted to the Xorth. At the begin ning of the civil conflict he was in Phila delphia, and served successfully as a re cruiting officer. 112 was afterwards at tha front as a vol'inteer. and was woundeiL He was also the mark ot a Mexican bullet .n his leg. received while campaigning down there under Gen Toylor. Mo,t of his time since the civil war has been spent In Washington. During the first tew years succeeding the reign of Gov. Shepherd, Brown and a leader named Cohe'i were together prominently Identified with labor circles, and In the work or agitation the former contributed largely to the movement by the exercise or his artistic talent, he painting all the signs and e-aricatures. Mr Browu speeds a large iwirtlon of his time at the home of Mr. John Stcinle,' at No r.00 East Capitol sfreet. He renders assistance in many of the duties of the household, but Is careful Lot to violate the instructions of his CO giant RJarils men, who Lave enjeined him to do no more work Ills time is, therefore, largely J devoted to the studyof astrology, reading. and communing with his friends in the spirit world He Is a vegetarian and total abstainer from alcoholic liquors. sMOKCU ON His WAY TO DEATH. Fuimrasi Unhand Who Trent to Ilia Doom Willi it I'll"- In UK Mouth. London Standard. A dangerous brigand named Franz Csonki was recently execcted at Essegg. in Hun gary. Though seventy-four years old, he was a powerful nian, and walked to the gallows with it jaunty air, smoking a pipe. He tapped the haignian on the shoulder aud said, loud enoi.gli for everybody to hear "Do your work well, and don't make a fool of yourself." This Csonka was the nic.t fearless of the accomplices c f the i otoriotts Kosza Sandor. with whom heccaiimitted pumerous robberies and mur ders In the Eankonyer forests. They wcro captured with the greatest difficulty about Glensvuod. twenty-five years ago.and Csonka declared he would confess to the murders only, as everything else was mere child's play. Itosia Sandor was sentenced to lifelong Imprisonment and died about ten years ago. Csonka got twenty years and was released hy an amnesty a year ago. He returned to his old habits, and soon was convicted of a murder of excep tional atrocilv. For this crime he Las now suffered death. In Hungary Rosza Sander and his band hail never been regarded as common crtm mance, and numerous ballads and cheap not cU described t tiel r deeils. It Is averred that judges and magistrates were often In theirpa and acted accordingly. The fear of the vendetta prevented ever body from accusing them. The different bands were excejentty organized, and never Interfered with each other's business. Rosza Sandor came ot a family of brigands. His father was shot by an Englishman hetried to rob. A fine nnn and the best horseman In Hun gary. Rosza Sandor was a great favorite with women. Kossuth appointed him tho leader or a Corps of volunteers, and sent him Into the fortress of Komorn to get In formation. In 1856 he was llng In a maize field with his cousin, Kus, who be trayed him. When he saw himself sur rounded by soldiers he jumped up, and, cry ing "Traitor!" shot Kcss dead. Grave ot Sirs. Surratt. .V -.? y3Ci, --i.ffrfe-j.jit.i.a Ai&fhn ..-,,-t ftittUsHnHK-.