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Home Rule, Industry, Justice, Equality and . Recognition according to Merit.
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Palace
GREAT REJOICING AMONG THE LADIES
T THE AVOXniSBFrL BARGAINS at
61Sekst-KING'S
fle di not Compel our Customers to Buy One Dollar's Worth
ct Goods to gel a Frve-Cent Hat, But We Are Determined to
fliiiRjitw our Extensive and Fashionable Stock of Millinery
Slaughtering" Prices.
Our Thousand Desirable Hats at 4 Cents- Sold Formerly
2.1 and 50 Cents. 15500 Trimmed Hats at 7 Cents, Sold
formerly at 50 Cents and 100.
a
i umI Heady Cape Mays at So cents only, Elegant Tuscan Hats at 18 cents.
. .. h t..r SI. Elegant Shell Hats at 25 cents only. Elegant French Chip Hats at
', - ild formerly at 1. Elegant Colored Fine Leghorn Hats at 15 cents onlv,
. i -t si. I.r.oo Elegant Prime White Plumes at 65 and 9o centf onlv.
Com? .incl See Tliese "Wonciei-fuLl JBaigfai.iis.
i'iii Ribbons, 7 indie's wide, at 23, -15 and 4o cent only. Five Thousand
r i i i.nl Tips, :.i, 4 - mid fo cents a bunch only. Five Thousand Plumes at fio,
i nl -I.iuly.
! M Drones for Children and Ladies at half price.
1 " Euglidh Crape alle- ilmn market value. Silk. Satins and L'aces corres
. " prices.
,1
o i A!aiii our SlaiiElilcriiis
KING'S PALACE,
T!i I .nicest detail Millinery in the "United. States,
JOHN F. ELLIS & CO.
ESTABLISHED ISSS,
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
PIANOS A.1STD ORGhAJSTS
For Safe at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
Taring, Eepairing ana Moving promptly attended to. Cornets, Violins, Flutes,
Guitars, and everything in the mnsio line for
CASH OK ON INSTAJUMCESN'TB.
JOJEIJSr F. ELLIS & CO,,
937 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Genuine Mark-Down Sale
OF
OLOTHIUG
AT THE
OIIGJIIVA.I-1
LONDON MISFIT STOEE
912 F STREET,
OPPOSITE MASOBfIC TEMPLE.
At Forty Cents on the Dollar.
! o,ns reduced to $4. $12 suit reduced to $5. 14 .suits reduced to $6.
V -u n- H-ducoil to $7.
BOYS' SUITS.
SUim, reduced to $1.25. $4 suits reduced to $1.7o. G suits reduced
t J M. 7 suits reduced to $3.00. $12 suits reduced to $5.00
vpi ,.,. Kit ;hh1 Linen .Suits at your own prices. "White Vests, Linen, Duck
anl M,u-..ilos, jjS cents, wren's Dress Pants reduced (o $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
Mn's Workmir Pants reduced to 55 and 65 cents.
'I'll IS SALE POll TEX DAYS ONLY.
912 F Street, 6 Doors from 9th Street.
THE NEW IDEA,
926 Seventh Street, Between I .and K. Streets.
Headquarters for MILLINERY.
The Largest Stock of trimmed and unlrimmed Hats and the largest assort
ment ol Plumes, Tips, Ribbons, Silks, Satins and Flowers.
'r this week we will sell 3,000 dozen Hats for 25 cents, all shapes and colors
J dozen Beautiful plumes, 22 inches long, desirable colors, only 50 cents.
5-w0 dozen White Plumes, 24 inches long.nly 1.00; 300 Bunch Tips, all
ors. 25 cents, 8 in a bunch.
REMEMBER, FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
AT
THE NEW IDEA,
D26 yth. Street, Between I arid K-
Headquarters for Millinery,
W3 VM.' JJ, jmupy;
head of All!
u Q4 4
8-4 "
Seventh St. " 9-4
Northwest. " " 124
PALACE)814
Prices Before PnrehasiM Elsewhere.
KINGS PALACE,
WASHINGTON,
i-.:w if v.."wgia
Seventh Stf Between I and K Sts
Have opened the following Great Bargains
One case Handsome Lawns, 4c. m-
" " 5c."
One case 5-4 Sheeting, 12c; usual price 17.
16 "
20 "
23 "
25 "
30 "
The above are in Ends and will only
best goods manufactured. 3,000 dozen Ladies Dark hose, 15c: they arc worth
fully 20c. a pair.
T. -BTCHKENDS BALTIMORE STORE, 908 7th street, X. W.
iTIOIM fi
EiFIT Mil
OF
WASHINGTON. D. G. '
This Association is MUTUAL, and piovide weekly benc!iU in sickness Ho
both male and female, from $5 to $15 dollars per week. Certificates written
ii iiuin g-.juu lu ?o,uuo. Application lee ?4 )er 1,000, giving $5 per week
benefit. All certificates in this Association, alter five years' premiums, become
" INCONTESTABLE," after death, from .mv r:msn wiiiiimw i.;o w. i.n ...i
Beneht Association m the States doing I his special business, thus "ivin" the
Beneheianes full assurance of a Benefit when the provider is dadand "nc
No meetings to attend of any kind.
RICHARD T. GRBEWBR,
JOSEPH L. BROOKS,
TltEAsjUKKIt.
ALFRED BARLOW,
SECRETARY.
NATIONAL BENEFIT AND
INCORPORATED UNDER
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AT WASHINGTON, D. C. i
This Association is mutual, and provides weekly benefits in sickness to both
male and females, from five to fifteen dollars per week, certificates written up
from five hundred dollars to five thousand, application fee, four dollars per
$1,000. giving 5 per week benefits. All certificates in thisAssociation after the
years previous become incontestable after death, from any cause whatever.
This is the only benefit association in the Statej doing this special business,
thus giving the beneficiaries full assurance of a bsnelit when the provider is
dead and gone no meetings to attend of anv kind. Richard T. Greener. Esq.,
President : Robert E. Boston, Vice President : Joseph Brooks, Esq., Treasurer:
Alfred Harlow, jspcretarv.
BOA R n OF
R oberi E. Boston, Eq.,
.lessee Bumbry. Esq.,
Albert Mcintosh. Esq..
REFERENCE BY PERMISSION :
Bishop T. M. D. AVard. Rev. R. J. Daniels,
John M. Blown, Dr. Jolly, cor. of 3d ajd D, N. AV.,
" Rev. Edward AViIli, Dr. Purvis, surg., charge of Freedman's Hospital.
Rev. Malison M. Ga skins, Dr. Marsteller, 229 D Street. N-. "W".,
Rev. Robert Johnson, Dr. Julius P. Reinhardt, 72S Sth Street, S. E
WASHINGTON
CADET CORPS'
GRAND MILITARY
EncampmenT
AT
VAN NESS PARK,
Seventeenth St B Sts,, N. W.,
JOLY31sttoAD&.3MiicliifG.
The Company takes pleasure in in
forming its friends and the public gen
erally that they will go into camp at
Van Ness Park on the above dates.
As this will be the
SECOND ANNUAL
ENCAMPMENT
of the Company, it i.; earnestly hoped
that their friends will patronize it.
Military companies of Baltimore. Rich
mond and the District have been in
vited, and will be present to take part
in dress parade, &c.
Music and Dancing
EACH EVENING.
Camp Open to Visitors
FROM FIVE TO ELEVEN O'CLOCK.
Dress Parade
EachEven'gatTP.Irl.
COMMITTEE.
J.A.Perry, A J-Brooks,
J.R.Brown. J.B.Saunders,
J. b. Wright, J. A. Payne.
R, M. Laws.
ADMISSION 15 GTS.
SEASON TICKETS, FUTTl CENTS.
D. 0., SATURDAY,
" 21.
" 25.
" 30.
" 35.
" 40.
be sold by the piece. Thcv are the
IIS; MSOCIffll
ROBERT E. BOSTON "K'N'T'
VICU-PKESJIUENTT
BELIEF ASSOCIATION,
THE LAWS OF .THE
TJ f R F.PT n 1U5
Joseph Brooks, Esq.,
Alfred Barlow. Esq..
J as. A. Mathews, Esq
C- O TO CHASSIS'S
Ice Cream Saloon
And Confectionery Besort!
Foreign and PonieBtio Fruit-, Ginger A'e,
Sochi, French Cukes, Fie:, liihCUUH, liv la
tviryday Alclerny Milk.
Oysters Fried & Stewed
Cigars ana Tobacco. 11 9 I Street, N. W.
fee p23-tf.
JUSTH'S OLD STAND,
LADIES' AND GT NTLEUEN'S
First-Class Second-Hand Clothiii
BOOTS. SHOES, HATS. ETO.
619 D St., bet Clh fid 7th F-te. 3
How Many Miles Do You Drive !
THE
ODOMETER
WILL TELL.
Tbisjnstrumsnt 13 no larger than a watch. It tell
the exact "number of nnlesdrivon to the MOOtli
part-of a-mile ; counts up to 1.U0U miles jrater
and linst "tight", alwayn in order Taaves horses frmn
beingovef-drivenj 2.3easfly attacheJto the Ylmel
of a irinrffy. Carrlimu. Sulkv, Vhkoii, Jtoatl
Cart, Sulky I'loSv, ltcniici Slower ,orothcr
Aeh'de- Invalunbla to" Livkbymen. Plevsukk
DniTKUS. DHAYMEN, I'UVEICUNS FARMEKS, SCll'
VEYOKS, UlUYMES, EXl'ltESSMEX. STAGE OWXEIt,
Ac.-Price only $! 3. OO each, one-third the price of
anyotherQdoinutcr. When ordering give diameter
of Tiie heel . Sent Jjy mail on receipt of price, post
iia'd. Aldru3
.iicnoNxKLi- ono.uiiTRR CO.,
. Niiirli Ksi nHf St.. (Miii
nr. ..v
i. r.jv 1 w
mi?o.
bend tor l lrcuiar.
Levi McCabe, Caterer.
Meals Served Oixt,
Table IE5oarcl.
9g2 1 th Street, N. W.
rm 1. Harrover,
MASCFACTTREB OF
STOVES. RANGES AND FURNACES,
Ami dialer in Table Cuttlerr, Tinware, House j
FnriuahiiiK Goods?, etc , 313 Seventh Street, :
Korilntest and Pennsjlvpni.-i Avenue, f
2X. . Waihiogtcn, P.C. '
Philadelphia House,
WILLIAMS & MEREDITH,
Proprietors.
348 Penn. Avenue, N. W.
june3-tf.
REST
CiTiit.il not reaui
not. me is sweeping nj-, po nnu uaio
before you die. something mightyand
S66a weekin yonr own towii oont
K B Bn W tit ire'. n nsK. r.veryinine uew .
Capital not required. We will furnish you everything
Mnnv it mnkitic fortunes. Ladies make an mnch as
i1?" mw?e.m.iirtR make creat nay. Header, if
Mnnv it mnkinc fortunes, iviutes rnaxe an mncn as
men and b$ nndsirl make Rreat pay. Header, if
you want busines- at waich yon can make gnat pay all
the time write for reticulars to Haixett & Co..
Agi7t. Maine,
JULY 28, 1883.
J5IATEST NEWS, h
3.
London, July 26 The cholera stiil rages
in Egypt. Eleven British soldiers have fal-
len victims to the disease.
In his late encounter with the insurgents,
not only Cetewayo, the Zulu chief was killed
but all of his wives and many chiefs were
slain.
The report of Mr. Tuke's committee states
that in three months 5,327 emigrants were as-
sis. el at a cost of 35,ooo, of which 26,ooo
were received from government.
The Secretary of the Treasury has issued a
call for the redemption of bouds of the 5
per-cent. funded loan of 1881.
"i he extensive works of the Howe Sewing
Machine Company in Bridgeport, Conn
vere nearly destroyed by a fire which broke
out in the japan room.
On leaving the ship and descending the
gang-plank to a lighter lying alongside, Miss
Cramp made a misstep, and falling into tho
v.ver, was drowned. Her body had not been
teeoveiedup tol o'clock.
The Bank of 1 1 ;adville (Col.), E. L. Camp
bell, president ; George R. Fisher, cashier
have m. dz an assignment to George W.
,P ., .... ., fa. . ,. ... ., fo0 ,
Trumble. It is thought that the other Colo-
tado banks will not be seriously affected.
Tho j evolution in Ecnador was concluded
on the ath inst. by Alfaro and his forces de
feating Vientemilla at Guayaquil, the former
occupying that place. The latter has fled to
Lima.
A bauqnet to provincial mayors was given
lit the Mansion House, London, last nighl.
Mr. Lowell, the United States minister, re
sponding to a to3st to diplomats, dwelt upon
the growing number of American travelers,
in England, and the mutual respect of the
two nations, owing to their increased inti
macy, which he said was of the utmost im
portance to civilization.
Tho funeral of Hon. Thomas Swann at
Baltimore, was the closing scene in the long
and memorable life of a man who had taken
a part in many great and far-reachiug pub
lic events as mayor of Baltimore city, Gov
ernor of Maryland and in tho halls of Con
gress. The jury in the case of ex-Treasurer Polk,
tried at Nashville, Tenn., for embezzlement j
of State funds, have brought in a verdict of
guilty; and fixed the penalty at twenty years
mprisonment in the penitentiary and a line
to the full amount of the embezzlement,
which was about $400,000.
In the Pennsylvania Senate the Stewart
Congressional Apportionment bill, which
passed the llouo yesterday, was negatively
reported fron. the committee. A motion to
place it on the calendar was defeated.
Intelligence has been received of a duel
with pitchforks in a house at High Grove,
Nelson county, Ivy., between two farm
laborers, in which both aro believed to bo
mortally wounded. Their names aro Daniel
$t use. yuiuitltl nml ,lonn Mcijoh.., white
A reception was given on board u.
ship Alameada, of the Oceanic Steamship
Company, of San Francisco, just completed
at Cramp's shipyard, Philadelphia. Among
those who favored the company with selec
tions on the piano was Mibs Maggie Cramp,
aged 18 years, daughter of Joseph Cramp, of
the well-known firm of shipbuilders.
The building of the jetties in tie Savan
i a"i river at Augusta, Ga., has demonstrated
the practical utility of the system in that
stream. Sandbars that before these jetties
were erected were barriers to the passage of
steamboats at low water now lie deep beneath
the surface, and are nn longer anv impedi
ment to navigation.
GENERAL NEWS.
London, July 25. During the twelve hours
which ended at 8 P. M. yesterday there were
three hundred and sixty-seven deaths from
cholera in Cairo. It is reported that quar
antine will he enforced at Dover and Leith
against vessels arriving from ports infected
with cholera.
The Zulu chief Cetewayo has heen killed.
The British volunteers gave a banquet to
the American rifle team in London last
night. The ximerican and British riflo teams
were present in full uniform. There were
about one hundred persons at tho tables, in
cluding Earl Waldegrave, Lieutenant Colo
nel Otter, the captain of tho Canadian team,
and several other Canadians.
A telephone line has been opened between
Baltimore and Washington, and is in success
ful working order.
The city council of Chicago has made an
extra appropriation of 10,000 to put the
city in good sanitary condition.
The American Bapid Telegraph Company
has yielded to the demands of the Brother
hood, and all their operators will be at their
instruments.
Wills & Wilkberger, booksellers and sta
tioners, at Memphis, Tenn., made an assign
ment yesterday. Their liabilities and assets
amount to about 15,ooo.
The appraisal of the property of the late
Henry W. Longfellow, the poet, shows a
value of about '3To,ooo, of which 2oo,ooo
is personal property and $15o,ooo real
essate.
A party of ten colored peopie, eight men
and two young girls, in crossing the James
river from Claremont to Sandy Point, Va.,
to attend a prayer meeting, were upset when
a half mile from shore, and eight of the party
drowned.
The schooner Mattic E. Fitchett was cap
sized in the Chesapeake bay, off Thomas's
Point. She was struck by a whirlwind, and,
though all her sails were stowed, she was
carried entirely over and turned bottom up
wards. The captain was tho only person
saved.
A desperate prize fight for 500 took place
near Nanticoke, Pa. The principals were
Paddy O'Brien, a saloon keeper, and Mike
Breese, a miner. The men entered the ring
according to the rules of the Marquis of
Qneensbnry. Eleven rounds were fought,
when a crowd of women broke into the ring,
brandishing knives and pistols, and put a
stop to the light.
The recent storm along the Atlantic coast
seemed to strike every settlement on or near
the shore except Long Branch. At the At- j
lantic Highlands, a settlement of cottage
and tent-houses several miles north of Red
Bank, N. J., eight houses were swept into
the bav or scattered to the winds, and twenty-five
were unroored or damaged. Every
hotel in the village was unroofed and for a
time there was almost a panic among the
guests. The damage is estimated at 8100,000.
The -will of the late Henry L. Kendall, of
Providence. R. I., leaves to the American
Unitarian Association of Boston $6,ooo, to
the Hampton (Va.) Normal and Agricultural
' Institute $I,5oo, to the Providence Public
Library, residuary legatee, upwards of
$175,ooo.
A passenger train collided with a freight
train on the Saratoga road, four miles north
of Schenectady, N. Y. Selvin Raymond, of
North Creek, "Warren county, N. Y., was
fatally scalded, and six others were seriously
' injured. Both engines were wrecked, setting
fire to and burning one passenger car, the
baggage car and four freight cars. j
London, 'July 21. There were 463 deaths i
from cholera at Cairo for the twenty-four
hours which ended at 8 o'clock yesterday i
morning. A British lieutenant has died of
the disease at Cairo. The scourge has
broken out among the English Forty-second
Regiment at Suez.
The report of the defeat of Cetewayo in
South Africa is confirmed.
The American rifle team were entertained
at luncheon yesterday by the Lord Mayor of
London at the Mansion House.
Thft TVfTifhmTi nf. ITnnmon "Nw f!nt-
. - . . ,
, doma, are in a ferment, owing to rumors
tUn. ,- .-.- .-n !, tm. 1
that Great Britain will annex the New
Uebrides.
The Louisiana Lottery Company has en
tered suit against Postmaster General
Gresham for loo,ooo damages.
Terric storms, accompanied by thunder
and lightning, passed over Frederick, Md.
Rain fell in torrents, flooding the streets in
places from houso to house.
The B. and O ticket office at Pittsburg
has been robbed Monday morning of S1,000
in cash during tho brief absence of the
agent. A man named Chas. Flinn has been
arrested on suspicion.
Kecent heavy rains in Wisconsin have
c insed washouts on the railroads. The Mil
waukee river rose four feet above the danger
line, and some of the wholesale stores in
Milwaukee wore flooded. Several buildings
were destroyed at Grand Bapids. At Madison
a ball of fire dodged about over the house
tops for some time, finally striking the high
school and doing considerable damage.
A special dispatch to the News from Lam
passs, Texas, says a carriage containing tho
skeletons of three adults and two children,
sitting bolt upright as if in life, has been
found near a roadin Llauo county under a
large tree. The tree was shattered by light
ning. It is supposed the carriage sought
shelter under the tree and was struck, the
bolt killing the inmates and the horses.
The Lyman-Haskell inulti-chargo gun de
signed to revolutionize modern warfare, has
been finished at the Scott Foundary at Read
ing, Pa., and will be shipped to Sandy Hook,
where it will be tested in the presence of of
ficers of the army and navy of tin's and other
countries.
At Memphis. Tenn., the stores occupied
u) oiowart, Uwynne & oo., a. - ,,u Un u
Co., F. W. Brode&Co. and John Reid were
burnt; loss, $2oo,ooo; fully insured. -At
Caledonia, Ohio, a block of- business houses,
includ.ng Odd Fellows' Hall; loss, $35,ooo;
insurance, $16,ooo.
London, July 23. Daring the twenty-lour
hours which ended at eight o'clock yesterday
morning there were 427 deaths from cholera
at Cairo. An outbreak of cholera is ex
pected at Bombay, where there have been a
number of sporadic case3.
Cardinal McCabo says that those who
disobey the Pope's recent circular on Irish
affairs incur the guilt of heresy.
The Berlin correspondents of the London
Times says it is possible after the meeting at
Ischl of tho Emperors of Germany and
Austria the Emperor William will have an
interview with King Humbert, of Italy,
which will be in a considerable degree a rati
fication of the triple alliance.
The rebellion in the lower end of the State
of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is said to be gain
ing strength daily. It is reported that over
100 men, headed by young Cortinas, attacked
and defeated tho government forces. A
large portion of the troops in Laredo have
been ordered to the scene of the fighting.
JJuring a heavy storm in Portsmouth, Va.,
the various lurga tents of Nathans
& Cos circus blew down while the perform
ance was in progress, burying an immense
throng beneath. Tho canvass was set on
fire by the oil lamps, but fortunately the
rain put out tho fire before much damage
was done. A great panic resulted,
und the fire bells and steam whistles of the
city added to the terror, and brought a great
crowd to the Fcene. Many persona were
liuit, but no one was killed.
It is rumored at Cairo that an aifray took
place between English and French marine3
at Port Said to-day, and that several were
killed and wounded.
In the House of Commons yesterday Mr.
Gladstone announced that he would not ask
Parliament at this session to sanction the
agreement integard to the Suez Canal row'
with M. De Lessepi.
Sixty-five bodies have now been taken
from the water at Tivoli, below Baltimore,
where the terrible disaster occurred on Mon
day night.
LiOndon. July 2. The Americans were do
feated by thji-British team in the interna
tional rifle match at Wimbledon by 43 points
in the grand total.
There appears to bo no abatement in tin?
ravages- of the cholera in Egypt.
Altogether 123 corpses have been found in
the hold of tho steamer Daphne, upsat near
Glasgow.
A severe storm prevailed at Asbnry Park,
N. J., July, 23. Thy Madison, Gilsey and
1 Howard Houses were unroofed by the gale,
1 and six carriages loaded with people were
upset and wrecked.
Henry R. Stoddard's extensive stables,
and the Gibson House, at Portsmouth, N.
H., has been burned. Twenty-six horses
were burned and a large number of vehicles.
The guests of the house had difficulty in es
caping. "A terrible accident occurred at the blast
furnace in Geddess, N. Y., by which eight (
men lost their lives. They entered the fur-
nace to construct a new lining, when an old
lining, consisting of a hdhdred tons of brick
and mortar fell upon them.
Gen. E- O. C. Ord, of the United States
army, who took passage on the City of
Washington at Vera Cruz for New York,
and was taken with yellow fever, compelling
his removal to the shore while the vessel was
at Havana, and died there.
NO. 9.
A Legend of the Dews.
Earth had no dew3 until a baby died
A dimpled, laif J" ced baby, whose dear
' eyes
Peeped through tl.o swinging gate3 of Pars
de,
And, seeing wondrous treasmes scattered
wide,
Sought them with lruitless grasp and home
sick cries;
And when tho eager, trembling little hand!
Wearied in reaching for the luring thing?;;
Fluttered and folded Iiko the drooping)"
Of Noah's dove, sent out to find' tho land,, 1 - -Whore
no land was then angels wept' their1
woo
For tho sweet, sealed liite, and oheete ot(
snow;
And all their rueful tears the 2ephjrs blandi
Gathered in dainty cup3 of moonlight hue,
To break on babies' graves in shower of'
dow!
Lucy M. Blinn, in the Continent.
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS.
Often on a strike A bidl-player.
A question of voracity How much
can you eat ?
The maiden who formerly dreamed of flowers
And birds in the beautiful spring,
Is housekeeping now, and turns her thoughts
To Bug-poison and that sort of thing.
Enquirer--"What is the chief objea"
tion to traveling in the street cars?'
It costs money.
An editor, in acknowledging the
gift of a peck of onions from a sub
scriber, says: "It is such kindnesses asi
these that bring tears to our eyes."
While many men are muttering,
The land are fiercely fluttering,
Fresh soda water's spluttering,
And Btupid chaps are stuttering,
"Is it hot enough for you?"
A well-known florist says that flow
ers will keep better wrapped in a wet
newspaper than in any other way.
This is another argument in favor of
subscribing.
"Man should always be giaeefuli"
says Dr. Armitage; and the doctor
will please rise and explain how a man
can be graceful when he steps on an
orange peel while carrying a basket of
eggs.
. The new western weather prophet,
is proud of his name Straw, and thei
editor of the Boston Post, who evi
dently has some faith in weather pro
f
phets., thinks he can tell which way
ne winu wm mow.
A barber shop bit: "Is that about
the right length, sir?" asked the skill
ful barber is he finished cutting his
customer's hair. "I like the sides and
back," was the response; "but I wish
you would make it a little longer on
top."
The windows of houses in the Phil
ippine isles are made4 of pellucid oys
ter shells, which admit light, but can
not be seen through. It is not ex
plained how the woman, who sits up
till after midnight to ascertain what
hour the beau of the young lady oppo
site leaves, overcomes this difficulty.
The Biffins children, having over
heard some one remark in connection
with the Biffins evening party that
"Mr. Spriggins will have his eye out
for the ovsters," had a consultation
which resulted in their stationing
themselves, while refreshments were
being served,- in good positions to see
Mr. Spriggins take out that important
organ.
A Religious Order of Beggars.
There are to be met now and then in
Japan members of a religious order of
beggars known as O Biku San. They
are dressed in a fashion peculiar to
their fraternity, wearing conical banr
boo grass coverings for the head, of a
diameter sufficient to afford a shade
for the shoulders. They live in what
may be termed nunneries. When
abroad their vocation is soliciting alms
for the use of their community. Gen
erally they are orphans or the children
of very poor parents, who are willing
to be relieved of their care and main,
tenance. One of the duties exacted by
their order is that they offer reveren
tial worship before every temple or
shrine they may pass on their begging
expeditions. If is seldom that they go
alone, there generally being two or
three together. These women have
their heads shaved, as do the priests of
the Buddhist sects. .There is another
fraternity of beggars known as BikunL
Widows only are eligible to enter this
body of mendicants. They have their
heads shaved and take a religious vow
never to marry again. The proceeds
of the appeals for alms made by both
of these bodies of mendicants are de
posited with the heads of their respect
ive establishments. Formerly it was
the custom of these beggara to have
regular routes which they individually
worked, and it was the habit of the
generous, to avoid the bother of being
imnortuned. to dace their gifts i& a
basket, which was hung outside the
house on regular stated times, and it it
said the sura so placed was considered!
sacred from the touch of any other
than the narticulnr mendicant for
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