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w IBB WASHINGTON BJEE. n A -J " -"" : I ft I $r Unf n ySfth- it-" jhe illness of Miss Ella J.Jones, is ver much regretted. The str-iu berry entertainment at the Presbyterian church last Monday nlghi was a irrand success. Flag dav was celebrated in all the schools last Wednesday, The youngest daughter of Dr. J. Mitchell Hall, who has been away to school is expected in the city thts week. Mbs Cora B. Spar, formerly of this Cii the daughter of Mr. and N'rs. Ch'a's. Hawkins, but .now oi Thom abton, Ga . who has been their guest, left the city yesterday morning for Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Charles R. Douglass and son, wli leave the city on the 24th of this month for their summer home High land Heach, where, owing to her sweet genial maimers, her presence is ind.s pensiblc. Miss Maggie Ford of Long Branch, who is the guest of Miss Lottie Brown t u street, is captivating the hearts of l'Il with whom she is brought in con aact. owing to her charming man ners. Her intellect and culture will enable her to enter college next year where she expects to remain until she completes the course. Captain and Mrs. Thomas Kelley, gaea very pleasant reception at their home in Le Droit Park, on Monday eeningjune 12th in honor of Mrs. tries of Cincinnati, Ohio, who is umuihj Washington, thr guest of Mrs. Richard E. Toomey. Mr. John Gray, the eminent caterer served an elabo rate menu. Among those present were Lieut. R. E. Toomey and wife; Misses Marjoie Smith, Moten, Lula Hamer, Lola Johnson, Mary Dickson, JaniePage, Mr. Samuel Williams and wife. Mr. Leon Turner and wife; Lieut. T H. R. Clark and wife; Mr. Eugene Brooks and wife; Messis. Richard Henderson, Williams, Craig, Drs. Warfield, Dumas and many others. JUNE WEDDINGS. . STRAWBERRY RECEPTION. EDUCATIONAL. HOWARD UNIVERSITY: WASHINGTON, D. C. 1 MEDICAL DEPARTMENL INCLUDING. Medical, Dental'and Pharmaceutic Colleges Irritations are out for the following e ding: That of Miss Bessie Aall and Mr. J"hn Thomas, June 22nd at the resi c'tnre of the bride. 1722 nth street northwest That of Miss Katie Wood and Mr. Claries L Harris, June 28th at her residence, 2226 11 street northwest. That of Miss Estelle G. Lewis, to Mr Surphrane Payne, June 2Sth at the hide's residence, 1036 iSth street, tnrthest. The imitations of Miss Chisholm nd Mr Charles Goines are expected to out in day or two. which will com plete the garland of the beautiful June brides. MARRIAGES. Popular school "inarms" who will take a voyage on the matrimonial sea d"ring the month of June: Miss Lottie 1 hisholm, Kate Wood, EsteUe Lewis, ..ndKcssie Hall Hattie Quander. A unique and very successful enter tainment was held on last Monday evening at the Fifteen St. Presbyterian church for its benefit. The lecture ro- m was beautifully and artistically, decorated by Messrs. W. A. Stewart, George Marston, Charlie Brown and Haley Douglass. In the centre of the floor was the lemonade booth, around which was twined smilax roses, and fern. Canopying the heads of the ladies in charge, .viisses McGinnis. Perry and Lila Jones, was a majestic; snip irom wnicn spread nines, pinks, roses and vines. In the rear was a monster Japanese umbrella entwined with flowers arid under which was a wire fruit stand surrounded by gigantic palmsand flow ers and under which were the ladies in charge Mrs. Charles R. Douglass, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Colbert, Misses Eva A. Chase. Annie Silence, Lottie Clark and Alice R. Jackson. On either side of this were booths. To the left was the strawber ry booth with Misses Ollie Contee, Lula Brown, Lillie Mason, A. Monta gue and Ethel Brent, behind an em bankment of palms and azalias. To the right was the cake table where stood Mrs Emily Lee, Mrs Grimke, Misses Bertie Gray and Jennie Dow ling. In the rear of all was the ice cream saloon which, from the large number of palms and rubber plants was made to resemble an ice cream garden. Here were found in service Mesdames Mason, Syphax, Contee, Addison Syphax, Kate 1 nomas, Montague, Mary Lee, Cora Fisher, Mr. Marston and Etta Contee. At the peanut stand were Littie Ellie Lee, Sadie Merriwether, Lottie Griffin and Georgie Marston. Miss Annie Gray and Mr. Russell, were in charge of the door. The room was beautifully decorated with flags, bunting, flowers and ferns with clusters of tall palms here and there and a palm in each window. Permeating all this lovliness were sweet strains of music executed by Prof. Douglass and Braxton. Mesdames Smallwood and McKinny sang in their characteristically grand style. "Among the guests were Attorney W. Calvin Chase, Register Lyons, Hon. H. C. Bruce and wife. Dr. Pur vis, Dr. Grimkej Dr. Williams, Hon. Charles K. Douglass, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis. vr. Gaskins and wife; Mr. Jackson and wife; Messrs. Archie Grimke, Aaron Russell, Haley Douglass, Only, Lucas, Robbie Merriwether. Mr. H. Cornell and wife; Mr. Merri wether and wife. Mesdames Jones, Dorsey, Taylor of Brookland, Price, Maria Clarke, Wilson, B. Johnson, Younger, Bruce and daughter, Dowling of New York, Savoy. Misses Busby of Arkansas, Maggie Ford of Long Branch, Janie Freeman, Grace and Ermmie Shimm, Maud Smith, Josie tt eston, Lucy Barbor, Helen Johnson L. Wall, Mag Gray, Jennie Jones. M. Liggons, Carrie Wal ler, MattieGray, Mosley of Missisippi, and Carrie Burrdl. Maud and Sallie Johnson, Fva Brown, Florrie Leary, Minnie and Carrie Price, Carrie Lee, Lottie and Mamie Only, Beadie Warrick, Mamie Burrell, Edith Savoy, Agnes Merri wether, Beadie Thomas, Carrie Lee, and many others. Miss F. C. Chase, chairman; Dr. Waring, master of ceremonies. Thirty-second Session (1S99-1900) will begin October 2, 1899, and con tinue seven (7) moths. Tuition fee m Medical and Dental Colleges, each $So. Pharmaceutic College, $70. All students must register before October 12, 1899. For catalogue or further information apply to F.J. Shadd, M. D., Secretary, 901 R. btreet, n. w. City of U ashington. HEAL ESTATE. R.J. MARSHALL, Real Estate & Loam Brokeu, 50S nth Street, N. W. JeilbruiiX; THIS IS THE BANK. Baltimore I Ohio Railroad Bulls in of Special Excursions, oi'M. people's society christian ENDEAVOR. Co- vention Detroit. July 5-10. One rare for the round trip. From points "st of the Ohio River, tickets will be fc'ood going July 3rd to 5th, inclusive and good returning until July 15th, Kli the privilege of extension until August 15th, inclusive, if ticket is de posited ujth Joint Agent at Detroit on ir before July 12th. and upon pay nient of fee uf 50 cents. Ticket will i.so he good going one route and re rniag another, at a higher rate. EPWORTH LEAGUE. Convention, Indianapolis, July 20-23 J; ae fare for the round trip. From f '-wts, east of the Ohio River, tickets l' be good p-ointr Tnlv -rfith nnH iorh good returning until July 24th, inclu-1 ;;. ith the previlege of extension , -""August 20th, inclusive, if ticket! s lifting t.l ...lit. T . . t t'v-oucu www joint Agent at in J'anapohs, not later than July 24th, coupon payment of fee of 50 cents. "i'v, people's christian union ''United Presbyterian church. Co-nention, Pittsburg, August 27. netare tor the round trip. From points wst of the Ohio River, tickets will be August 1st and 2nd, good return- leaving Pittsburg, August 9U1, with rTijiiege of extention until August 31, ,uve, if ticket is deposited with S ;A5,nt a tPittsburg on or before 'gust 6th, and upon payment of fee '50 cents. Nation l educational asso ciation. Los -Angeles, California, July 11-14 for mire , lhe round trip plus 52.00 2nbershp fee. Tickets will be aoS I rSm a!I Points on the Balti V J -, 0hl Railroad, June 24th to start, 80od for return to original ttmW8 Pi01nl lo and including Sep Jer 5tn, 1899, The National Dewey Committee has selected among the banks in this city, the Capital Savings Band, as -a depos itory for the Dewey fund. All those who wish to subscribe to this fund may do so by calling at this bank. The name and address of all contrib utors desired so that they may be re corded in the memorial volume which will be presented with the deed for the home subscriptions will not be received later then ihe 20th of June as the banks are required to forward to the Treasurer of the United States, Mr. Ellis H. Roberts, all funds in their possession on that date. One of the most brilliant pupils who has ever entered the Normal school is Miss Carrie Burrell, who will be graduated, June 20th. She shared the class honors when she was graduated from the High school, presenting the finest oration on that occasion. ler culture and intellect, combined with her depth of soul and broadness of views entitle her to the highest honor that this present class can bestow. She has been offered a position in the white schools of Orange, N. J. SALOON 348 Pennsylvania Avenue NortfciMrt W asiiiiigrtoii, X Tim's Pills ThdirKBBtic tfce debilitated, whetk efl53TISw ot work of mid r body, drialt er exposure im Malarial Regions, HI find Tatt's Fills the most remlal restorative ever erfered the suffering Invalid. Try Them Fairly. A visroroas body, pure Wood, strong turves and a chcerfulmind willresult. nerves 1 FOR SALE Near New York avenue and North Capital street, new, buff brick residence, 6 rooms, cellar and bath, newly papered and decorated; has all modern improvements and conveniences: mirror mantels, speak ing tubes, electric bells, etc. This property is nicely located in an improving section of the city. The new electric cars will pass within a half block. This property, 3,000, on monthly payments about the same as rent. FOR SALE In the northwest, very desirably located, a dwelling and store together, brick, large store room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, 4 bedrooms and bath on second floor, all modern improvements. Shel ving and counters complete. Price, $3.5 o" very easy terms. This is an investment worthy of immediate atten tion. Many other well located properties in different sections of the city for sale on easy terms. Stop paying rent and own your own home. SHOES, DUVALLS Summer Garden 2027 L street northwest Large airy Pavillion. Swings and other amusements. Cigars, Ice Cream, Soft Drinks, etc. Books open for dates. Terms reasonable Apply to J. J. Duvall at above address. feel Glyde, Firstclass Accommodations for Ladiss and Gentlemen lot and Cold Baths 47 v Mo. ave. n. w. MRS. ALICE E. HALL, Proprietor. r LOAH OFFICE WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEW ELRY, &c MOMEY LOANED ON EASY PAYMENTS. H. K. Fulton has removed his Loan Office from his old stand, 1 218 Pa., avenue to his handsome new building, 314 9th street, n. w., between Penn. ave. and D st, n, w., where he will be pleased to see his old friends and customers. CASH PAID FOR OLD GOLD AND SILVER, UNREDEEMED PLEDES FOR SALE. 314 9th Street, Northwest. The standard good shoes for the past 4o years. Shoes of the most reliable make. Prices much below "he average. livery pair we s :11 carries our Unequalfied Guarantee. TRY! 'HeilbrunS' Shoes" Next time. eilbFUr.& C 4o2 7 Sfe. r.w. Sign "The old woman in window." SUMMER RESORTS. Establ 1866 BURMSTIHF LOAN 0FF1 E, 363. Fenxi.. -A."rre. 2a.T"w. Gold and silver watches, diamonds t jewelry, pistols, guns, mechanica tools, ladies and gentlemen's wearin apperal. Old gold and silver bought. Unredeemed pledges for sale. L. H. Harris, DySGISp AND DEALER IN jfure'Upuqs g felerrjiccrls Ftinniij IfittsicJiicjim'o Sc. PATENT MEDICINES. Physician's Prescrip lions Carefully and Accurately Com pounded Day and Night. Cor. 3dandFSts., S. W. WASHINGTON. D. C- BARGAINS " PIANOS - Upright and Spuare Pianos. On. Easy erms Chas. M. Stieff, Stiefi Piano Warerooms, 521 Eleventh Street, Northwes Furnished Rooms Wfth or With out Board at Moderate Prices. CLINTON COTTAGE 1820 Alhnric Avenue, ATLANTIC UII'Y, $. J. Emanuel Murray Pro. Wholesale and Retail Ice Cream Manufactory. Open May 1st 1899. DB BH PARK HOTEL. Deer Park, Maryland. Most delightful summer resost of THE ALLEGHENIES. Swept by the mountain breeze, 2,Soo feet above sea level. Absolutely free from majaria, hay fever and mosquitos On Main Line of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Hotel and Cottages. E very modern convenience. Rooms en snih with bath. Electric Lights, Elevator luncisn uatns, two large swimming Pools, Golf Links, Tennis Courts, Bowling Alleys, Magnificent Drives. Complete Livery Service. Annapolis Naval Band. Delightful Cottages, fur nished for housekeeping if desired ready for occupancy June 1st. Hotel open from June 24th to September 30th. For rates and information address D. C. Jones, Manager, B & O Building Baltimore, Md., until June 10th. After that time, Deer Park, Garrett Co. Md. SPECIAL EXCURSIONS TO ROUND BAY. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is now ready to contract with organiza tions, societies and Sunday Schools for'special excursions to Round Bay; For full information and terms, apply at B. & O. Ticket Office No. 619 Pa. Avenue, between 2 and 5 p. m., week days. 25 PER U EEK. 25 AUTHORS. Gen's. Miles, Shaf ter, Nierntt, Wood; Cuban Gen's., Garua and Palma, Capts. "Bob" Evans and Taylor; Secretaries Long and Gage; Nelson Dingley; Senators Daniel and Cullom; Hon Justin Mc Carthy, M. P.; Gens. O. O. Howard and Stewart L. Woodford and 9 other war leaders have united to write "The Standard History of the American bpanish War." The Official History Not a collection of magazine articles Each author writes a chapter especial lyfor this book. Finely illustrated. Ex elusive territory. Liberal terms showing list of authors sells it. Address Ch as.- C. Haskell & Son SPECIAL EXCURSION TO HAR PER'S FERRY. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is j now ready to contract with organiza tions, societies and Sunday Schools, for special excursions to Harper's Ferry". For full information and terms apply at B. O. Ticket Office, No. 619 Pa. Avenue between 2 and 5 p. m., week days. LIGHTNING A PUZZLE THE SACRED BEETLE? NO REASONABLE GROUND FOR THE GENERAL FEAR ENTERTAINED. Fact and Speculations Abont Celestial Ar tillery Some Curious Performances la Which the Dreaded Fluid Has Indulged Value of Lightning: Kods. The weather bureau has been doing a lot of speculating of late on the sub ject of lightning. Out of every three persons struck by lightning two survive and recover. The amount of electricity in a thunderbolt is not very great the experts say but its voltage is extremely high, and that is what does the damage. It is rather reniarknbltt that so little should be known as txi the nature of the fluid which is in su'ch common and everyday use. Nowadays it would be. as easy to get along without water as without electricity, yet the fluid is still called the "mysterious," inasmuch as its character and properties are to a great extent unknown. The latest and the best accepted theory on the subject is that, like light, it is a form of motion. But what puzzles the experts most is to discover the nature of the balls of electricity which are con stantly cutting up strange capers. Fireballs of this description, though not properly so termed, have been produced artificially in Germany, by charging masses of vapor with elec tricity. Soon after the famous experi ments of Franklin with a kite, investi gators in various parts of the world imitated his performance. One of these was Prof. Richman. a well known scientist of St. Petersburg. He succeeded in drawing the lightning in to his laboratory, but the result was unfortunate, inasmuch as a fiery hall as big as a man's fist suddenly ap peared in the room, leaped from the insulated conductor to his head and killed him. The occurrence was de scribed by an assistant, who stated that the ball was blue. In recent years there has arisen a serious doubt as to the value of light ning rods. This distrust has arisen probably from the fact that buildings provided with lightning rods have on many occasions bcn destrojred. After all, the lightning rod is only a con ductor, and is able to carry only a certain amount of ".he electric fluid. If an avalanche of electricity comes it may overflow, like a torrent that over flows the banks of the channel de signed for it, and the result is disaster. Oue of the best evidences of the value of lightning rods up to date has been afforded by tho Washington monu ment. It is capped by a small four sided pyramid of aluminum, which metal, so cheap to-day, was very costly at the time of the building of the greatest obelisk that the world has ever known. This aluminum tip is con nected with the ground by four copper rods which go down deep into the earth. On April 5. 1885, five immense bolts of electricity were seen to flash between the monument and a thunder cloud overhanging in the course of twenty minutes. In other words, the monument was struck fiercely five times, but it suffered no damage what ever. On .Time 15, of the same year, a more tremendous assault was made upon the monument from the heavens, and the result was a fracture of one of the topmost stones. The crack still re mains to show what nature can do in the way of an electric shock, but the slightness of the damage is evidence of man's power to protect himself from sucn attacks. The obelisk is ideally located for attracting electrical as-, saults from the skies, and yet, while many times hit. it has suffered only once, and that time to a trifling extent. In old times vessels used often to be struck by lightning and the loss by that cause was very great. From 1790 to 1S40 no fewer than 280 ships of the British navy were struck, 100 men be ing killed and 250 injured. Nowadays warships, as well as big merchant ves sels, have lightning rods running down their masts and into the sea so that the electricity is carried olf. In these days nobody hears of the destruction of a vessel by lighrning. Churches are the buildings most commonly struck. There is record of a certain church in Carinthia which was hit by lightning four or five times a year on an average the services being stopped in summer on this account. A rod was put on the steeple and there was no more trouble. 1 Turkeys Tracked By Dop. The wild turkey in the Ozarks is now hunted with a slow-tracking dog, and whole flocks are often killed in this way. Till the trained dog was em ployed to follow up the wary bird this game fowl could baffle the most skill ful hunter. Now when a flock of tur keys is found the sportsman has little difficulty. A jjood dog will foliow a turkey track that is three or four hours old, and set the birds when overtaken, just as the pointer does the quail. After the turkey had been chased awhile it hides in a tree or under a log, and stays there until the hunter, guided by his dog, comes ivithin close range. It is astonishing what fine instinct a cood turkey dog will develop after a few months of training in the woods. He will follow a Hock of turkeys for hours just ahead of the hunter, and in dicate by unmistakable signs when the game is near. Af tr a turkey has re ceived a fatal shot it may fly for a half a mile or more, a trained dog will go straight to a wounded or dead turkey with the same precision with which he tracks the game. THE CURIOUS PERFORMANCES THAT LED TO HIS DEIFICATION. It Was Reverenced j the Egyptians Dur ing: 3Lif and Preserved After Death Th Great Sagacltv Displayed By It for th Preservation of Its Younff. As far as I can make out, a pair of beetles, male and female, seem usually to share a hole in common, and to roll balls of food to it either alone or in concert: I cannot say I have ever seen much co-operation except between such partners. Once a ball is secured and safely landed for here, as else where, there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip the happy couple pro ceed to 'eat it up, and apparently do not emerge again from their burrow till the supply is exhausted. Patient na turalists say that one ball has been known to last a scarab as long as a fortnight, but this I do not vouch for of personal knowledge. When more food is wanted, the couple emerge once more on the open sand and begin to collect fresh dung and refuse, which they roll into a new food ball and then dry and harden. Till very lafely it was universally be lieved that the female scarab laid an egg ir some of the balls, and that the young grubs hatched within such food stocks and began at once to devour them. This belief has recently been contradicted with great emphasis by a good French observer, who opened many balls and fonnd no eggs: but I cannot accept his conclusion. I opened a number of balls myself near Venice this year, and saw in several one or two eggs, while in one case (unearthed from a hole) I discovered a half -grown larva. I venture, therefore, in this matter to believe my own eyes as against those of even the most cele brated and authoritative entomolo gists. In Egypt it has been univers ally believed from all antiquity and 1 think quite rightly that after the scarab has laid an ess In the ball the parents unite in rolling it to a place of safety, above the level of the an nual inundation due to the rise of the Nile. At any rate, scarabs abound in Egypt. At a very early date, it would seem, the curious action of these beetles at tracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians, whose worship of animals was one of the most marked features of their monstrous religion. Hence grew a strange and widespread super stition. A race which deified the hawk, the cat, the ibis and the jackal was not likely to overlook the marvel lous proceedings of the pious and dutiful scarab. So the very early Egyptians, we may- conjecture, began by thinking there must be something divine in the nature of an insect which worked so ceaselessly on behalf of its young, and rolled such big round balls behind it up such relatively large hil locks. Watching a little closer, as time went on, the Egyptian discov ered, no doubt, that sacred beetles did not proceed directly from sacred bee tles, like lambs from ewes, but grew, as it were, out of the dirt and corrup tion of the mysterious pellets. A modern observer would, of course, at once suspect that the scarab laid an ess inside the ball, and would prompt ly proceed to pull one open and look for it. But that cold scientific method was not likely to commend itself to the mystic and deeply religious Egyp tian mind. The priests by the Nile jumped rather to the conclusion that the scarab collected dirt in order to - make a future scarab out of Clay, and that from tlris dirt the young beetle grew, self-existent, self-developed, self created. Considering the absence of scientific knowledge and comparative groups of scientific facts at the time such a conclusion was by no means unnatural. Once started on so strange a set of ideas, the Egyptians proceed ed to evolve a worship of the scarab which grew ever and developed, as they thought the scarab itself did, practicaly out of nothing. The im mortality of the soul and the resurrec tion of the body were the central ideas of Egyptian religion: the thinkers of Thebes and Memphis instantly per ceived a fanciful anology between the scarab rising from its bed of dirt and the mummy reviving when the expect ed day of resurrection should at last arrive.. As a consequence of this an alogy the scarab was made sacred. It was reverenced during its life and often preserved after .is death, like the mummied cats and hawks and sa cred Apis bulls which formed such spe cial objects of veneration to the devout of Egypt. Grant Allen. Wonderfnl Nnmber 4. There are 4 cardinal points, 4 winds, 4 quarters of the moon, 4 seasons, 4 figures in the quadrille. 4 rules of arithmetic. 4 suits of cards, 4 quarters to the hour, 4 legs for furniture, most animals go on 4 legs: the dead are placed between 4 planks, the prisoner between 4 walls.- We have 4 Incisors and 4 canine teeth and our forks have 4 prongs: all animals, when butchered, are cut into 4 quarters. The violin, greatest of musical instruments, has but 4 strings. Four of a kind is a pretty good hand at poker, even if they are only 4's. There are 4 great continents: every great railway has 4 tracks: when we grow old we have 4 eyes: every room has 4 corners and 4 sides the inside, the outside, the right side and the wrong side. Poor, indeed, is the man who hasn't $4! Imitative Woman.. Antlersonvllle Prison. A recent visitor to Andersonvllle where the Union soldiers wereirapris oned years ago. says that the earth works and stockade are still preserveo and that the wells dug by the prison ers are in as good condition as if they had just been completed. "Providence spring," so named because it seemed to have suddenly burst from the ground just at a time when the sol diers were suffering for water is still the same, having kept up a constant flow of pure, clear water ever since. "I understand Gregory's wife is something of a poet." "No truth in it" "How do you Know':" "I was down In Jersey with them and drove by a meadow where a "lot of lambs were frisking, and she said something about mint sauce and green peas." Detroit Journal. Entertainment managers are unani mous in declaring that no sooner does a man perform a new and daring trick of any kind than they immediately re ceive offers from women to give the same exhibition or outdo it. Nowadays this is the invariable rule. Strong wo men, female parachutists, high divers, lion tamers and quick change artists have sprung up in the immediate track of male exponents -of these various forms of variety stage talent. In many cases the woman has equaled the man and where skill, neatness and finish mre the chief characteristics of perfeel rendering the fair imitator usually out rivals the original performer. No Mors Car lrVla4a-ir Jokea. Tho Orleans Railway Company have ben improving their stock by the ad dition of an arrangement by means of -which the passengers can ride with the windows open, and yet be free from th inconveniences of "wind and dust. I H. i I ;v I 2,"f fj. i m r" 7 VI 4 i. Jr 1 w. iH . 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