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a'K'-iy -&ew - ,-fTa rt-ir. "i&wsr? T- NgFH3J8?aF T!3fy- S THE TBEES, .WASHINGTON SUNDAY, v JANUARY 16,, 1B98. 10 King's Palac iLkSmlGa Jjjl, $5.00 Plush Capes. A splendid lot lined with silk trimmed -with ihlbet rur round neck and down rronu Storm collar $7.50 to $10.00 Capes. $3.00 Cloth Capes, Kersey Heaver Cnpe plain or braid trim medsingle or double a wonderful bar gain at $5.00 Cloth Capes. Kersey Beaver trimmed with seal fur -elegantly mnroldered slugleordouble full sweep and length. Misses7 and Children's Gretchen and Newmarket Jackets assorted colore -deep canes some plain some braid ed a magnificent lot that are 'worth from 53 to $10 , An A walanche of Brest V&luos Before KING'S PALACE is converted into the largest onem floor Department Store In the South, every article in the present vast stock must he sacrificed Before the builders take charge to tear out and re model the entire front and replan the interior Millinery, Cloaks? Furnishings and Fancy Goods must jgo, no' matter how great the lossB , After thirteen years of constantly ( During the Rebuilding Sale cloaks, Miinnery, ) Increasing business, King's Palace desires to thank llsifffSSSS'ISSf&SSU'S&SSiY friends and patrons for their patronage and supporL The Market Space Branch. J Greater King's Palace will he shortly prepared for them Meanwhile this great salel 1.48 Saltz's Plush CnpcH-finely embroidered $3.98 and Jolted -full hWWli -Thllii't fur trimmed satin nncu, $12.00 to $15.00 Plush Capes. Hcnl mtnlliy SidU'H V handsomely 1U'8 IMiimi handsomely urt all lengthy rioiu lit &L ftQ Ulmmod with 1'Oislan OU.VO am ten. Sntln lined...... 1.98 Mlvri r -HilmUHu- noli to a inch Lamb, ThUxi or Mm l i '"b-.V ff 'esWj r& 'rvs?lfr'r'' " ft ' sy $4, $5 and $6 Jackets, $1.98. A magnificent lol of Kersey, Benver and Bouclc Cloth Jackets, the most uilrioHablc styles on the market phiin and stra veams-some sathi lined all the fashionable colors are among them. A number of Mixes' and 'Children's art! in-cluvled. $ 1 , $10, $12, $15 and $20 Jackets, $4.48. A grand collection of all silk lined garments, in plain ( and rough cloths, including the stylish Russian Blouses. P Every fashionable color is here. Cadets, Reds, Blues, Greens, Blacks strap seams perfect in cut and tailoring. Ji8 $I5,$20, $25 and $30 Jackets, $8.98. The most superb lot of Jackets that was ever con gregated in one store lined with plain or fancy silks strap seams patch pockets silk stitch. The newest effects in Kersey, Broadcloth and rough cloths. Never was such a bargain offered before. , U1 Deep Millinery Cuts. " All our Millinery must be .losd out before the builders take charge no iif) bavins the goods spoilt mi take onr Dick at ntaul u winner of the right price. Children's $1 Caps -odd and ends In Silk and Velvet Caps, some wit h full front trimmed with rur nisi flat round cap. dealing Kile I On price lOu Odds and Ends of Ribbons At small prices. 2 to S inch widths. .ill shades All-silk Ribbons. Plain and Taney Moires and Satin Gros-Gralns. Kn Pur yard vj $1 and $1.50 Gloves, - Small fil7es in blacks. 5 1-2 and 5 3-4, ami all blzes In black and colors ) sllghlly wiled and damaged, from !) being tried on. Your choice vv Children's 50c Short Skirts. One lot of Children's Short Cambric Skirts, trimmed around bottom with Hamburg embroidery, tucks above. 1 En Clearing price Jj Ladies' 25c Drawers. One lot MUSLIN DRAWERS. deep hem, tacks above. Clearing I fin price 'u $!, $L50 and $2 Alpines. TrmttMsX tww 1 VcdotAN with mir wwv taw nm .Hucv or nun Mt all v - -ou $2.50 and SL50 Chenille and Velvet Hats. The latest nml moM cbie ivlc, cloelv following Parisian niodpls-n chance ot a lifetime at such a ykp price -vlU 75c and $ I Wrappers odds and ends in Indigo Blue and Illack Wrappers, calico and flannelette, made Wattcnu back, yoke trimmed with fancy braid, full width and length-QQp clearing piice ouu $!,$.50 and $2 French Felt. The newest stylos m Trench Felt Hats -all snapes and all the new I Dp colors One Lot Trimmings, Comprising Large and Medlum-sic Mer cury Wings in black and colors, Russian pompons, in all colors', coque plume ef fects, fancy (nulls and aigrettes, in black and color -that have been 19 p to 50c each. Choice now Ill 2c Bargain Table Contains a great collection of thlngb com bining big .i I ii for little money. Take jour choice oC these items: inc. White Embroidered Mull Ties. llfie. Fancy Unhi and I lligree Hclt. 10c. T cither stitched Braid. fie. Hooks and Cyes. Tie. Hairpins. rc. Pins. h-inch W'lulelwnes. Alt kliuiHor KlrK's Soans. Children's 15c Ulack Ribbed Hose, with double knee. 7 and lUc Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, with fancy lxirders. 5c. Colored Initials, 2o. 3l Safety Tins, -c. $f.50 Children's Coats 1 to 5-year si7es. brown and tan effects, deep cape trimmed with angora fur -only 10 coats left to go On Children's 25 to 50c Aprons. Slightly soiled SCHOOL APRONS, check ed and plain, trimmed around neck with (tsep Turtles, and lace. Clear- JTlZp lngprlcs I L-i Ladies' $1.25 Vests. One lot or ALL-WOOL RIBBED VESTS, in scarlet, French neck. r ribbon drawing tape- tlearingynR price.. , u 2 1 c' Garters, In all colors, with silver buckles. In Clearing price lu Ladies' 35c Drawers. MUSLIN DRAWERS, trimmed with 2-inch embroidered ruffle, live tucK.s Q f p above- Clearing price tlu Children's 39c Union Suits. One lot Children's 'Ribbed tTnion ! Suits, heavily fleeced, 1 to 6-year I Dp I sizes- Clearing pric ww j Pants to match- I $5 Trimmed Hats -i cr.it tnliln full nil trimmed I in the late.t and most ttlish ef- fr Q fects Cnoice of them all $ I .tO Another Lot Trimmings, Comprising Wings, Ilirds. Cociue Feathers. Aigrettes. Pompous, Meicury Wings, Tan Wings, etc. Very choice collection. - Price;, were 50c to SI. Cnoice I Ln now. I ww $6, $7 and $8 Trimmed Hats. Another great table full, all trimmed with excellent duality r material and finished in the most laviMi a) DO manner. Choice of them all -0 Ladies' $1.25 Vests -All wool Medicated Scarlet Vests, pearl sale price buttons. Mill trimmed around neck ami hlln down front, ribbed bottoms -clearing u Pants to match. 4c Table. 20 bolt casing 4c bolt Ifln Vlllnr 4c yd. 1 J5c and 25c Silk Dress Braid, all colors.. 1c t 25c uud 50c Fancy Drest- Huttons 1c Engllbh Piiif 4c Darning Cotton 4c doi.-i 25c Tortoise Shell Combs lc 23c Skirt Protectors 4c 10c Goodyear Rubber Fine Comb 4c 8 doz- Safety Pins, No. 3 -lc doz. 15c Colored Collars 4c 15c Coloied Curfs -. lc 35c and 25c Ladies' Colored Ciiembette.. lc 25c Fancy Tinsel Scarfs for pin cushions.. 4c I n 21c Ribbed Vests fleece lined, crocheted around neck and down front -clearing )in price , IZ2U Ladies' $ I Vests . . r , 1CI.I.A IIKhajf One IOC uray auu "c ""' . r-r I Vests 2-3 wool, silk drawing tape la Kgp I neck. Clearing price w " f Children's 18c Drawers Canton flannel, all si7es regu lar price, ISc palr-clearlug t)l,n price IZ-o Children's 25c Vests ranftraOp 18 to 22 clearing price -uu 5c to 25c Embroidery - 10,000 yds. of Fine Embroideries Swiss eoge3 and Hamburg inserting, hand some pntteruh. 1 to 5 Inches in width clearing price, per yard 2c 75c to $1.50 Corsets -one lot of the popular "Sonnette" Cor-set1-. In gray, black and white, broken size-- clearing sale Op price 40U Ladies' 19c Aprons wltii wash lace -clearing sale price U Children's white cambric dresses, yoke of fine Swiss and Hamburg embroidery, embroidered ruffle over shoulders. Regular ,39c. dress. Special 21 c Odds and ends in corsets. All popular makes. Mostly large sizes. Regular prices, 50 and 75c. Special ; ', .? Heavy flannelette wrappers, pretty figures and stripes, Watteau back yoke, trimmed with fancv braid. Regular price, S1.25, Special 68c Ladies1 FAST BLACK real MACO hose ; guaranteed fast and stainless double heel and toe full regular made white feet every pair sells for 25c. Sale price 12C Children's ribbed hose FAST black HERMSDORF dye double knee, heel and toe. Regu lar made. Regular price. 19c, Special 7c Mb -4c 18c 25c Black Velvet Girdles $1.25 Ladies' Shirt Waists v Ladies' Percale and Lawn Shirt Waists, very stylish colors, laundered cuff and collar, that sold for 75c, Si. 00 and $1.25, will go at 1 oC Boys' Colored Print Shirt Waist, plaited front and back', 3-ply collars, regular 25c waist special 1 Sc 5,000 yards of Swiss Edges and Hamburg Insertions, 2 to 5 inches wide, very pretty patterns, some Irish Point effects. Regular prices, 12J6C to 35c special 5c yd. - A MMMIC DEYiCE. "1815, the battle of Waterloo," 1 said, a.b we walked along, "What are you talking about?" asked Anita. "It's the way I used to remember my aunt's address, when I was a boy." I said. "Oh, then your aunt live. at la Fifteenth street; Is that it?" asked Anita. "Yes,eitheratl&rirt:enihstreeC.eastor -ivest, or at 15 Eighteenth street, east or west; atone ot the four, I am quite sure," 1 replied with confidence. Anita and! had been married a fortnight before in San Franclco,aud had htartedf or the East directly after the wedding. This particular Sunday afternoon in New York "And why?" she asked. "Because jt makes 1 G49, the date of the execution of Charles I. I think tlutpovdbly 1 may have used that instead of Waterloo to remember my -aunt's street and number. At all events, we can try th2 two; theyare so near." "And after that, 10 East or West-Forcy-nmth street," said Anita, cheerfully. "It's a poor memory device that won't work both ways." "No," I said. "The Van Brunt house isn't out of the teens; of that I am certain." "AndirwPdoirtfiudhjrattheeNecution of Charles I, '.said Anita, "shall we have to give her up?" "I am afraid we shall," I replied. "Those arc the only dates 1 hae cvtr been able to ber, but now I shall go with my eye out Tor landmarks; ome church, some hotel will appear, the right train of associations will be --tarted, and before 1 know It. quite as a mattei of courr-e, I shall be ringing the tell at my .'unit's housi." "That's scientific, isn't it?" said Anita. "It's phjslological and phj etiological," I replied, enthusiastically. drug-store. My topographical eye had been known to deceive me, and it was baicly possible that Anita was anxiously wait ing for me at some other druggist's. Forth I accordingly started. During tiie course of the afternoon I lost count of the number of druggists' I jilted, but a little before 5 o'clock I had in my pocket two cakes of soap, "Heaven help us, then," said Anita, i small bottleof violet water, and two boxes "if will take a long time to work. "ow, I 0j cough diop souenirs, all of them, I'll t;o into thlb druggist's and wait. Don't try it Tor more than an hour, and be sure to coin3 back to me." She disappeared rrom my side, and I went orf alone to perrorm my e.peritnent. This is not a phjsiologlcal or psycholo gical treatisc.otherwlsel should have much remember. Andtlutldo remember themso i pleasure In explaining how my experi- weliiswhRtmakehme quite .urethat there had been set apart in our program lor i Rometlnnc hnnortant connected with calling upon my aunt, the vejierable Miss J tnsomethlng, that is, ot real Irnport Williampe Van Brunt. Accordingly, we left anco our hotel at 2 and strolled slowly down j The execution, when tried, worked no bct Fifth aentle. ' ter than the battle. In the astronomical observatory with ..jf you are sure tlu housj ltlnthetcens," which I am connected I am most or- j said.vnita after the ncgativo that metour derly, but unfortunately my method!- j inquirj-atourUiKthope,"we have something cal habit? do not extend to the arrange- UI, t vorj-on. Xow, you sj.y you .topped lucut of my private papers, and I found, that afternoon, that I had neglected to bring my aunt's address East with me. Jlappily,-though. I had not forgotten tho old memory-crutch oft he battle of Waterloo. This might necessitate our calling at four different houses, butthere was also a chance of our achieving success at the Hist place of inquiry. As we approached a druggist's Anita sug geMed our going in and looking at a di rectory, Thi I did, little knowing at the time how familiar I vas fated to be cxinjp wjlli the interiors of drug stores during the afternoon- A scarcn of the di rectory did not reveal the name of Miss WHhampc Van Burnt. Thereupon we pur sued our downward and crosswise stroll, and lang experimental bells at East and West Eighteenth and East and West Fif teenth t-treets, but with the discouraging lesultof discovering that there was no Miss Van Brunt concealed In anyone of tho-c abiding places. At the last -place c inquiry as I de scended the steps I thought I saw a look ot annoyance on Anita's face. "The battle of Waterloo ' I began. -'Oh, bottler the battle of Waterloo!" ex claimed Anita, in a tone 1 liad never heard ber um before. "I do wisli you were a businesslike man, but you are so vague and sclenUfic. Now, I don't believe you ha"e the leaht idea where that poor old aunt of yours lives." Anita at this climax stamped her foot loudly on the pavement, thereby attract ing the attention of two or three men to us. We maintained after this outbreak a silence so prolonged that It extended ocr into the next block. As wc approached the second corner Anita spoke. "Don't get so vexed about your poor memory, dear,'' said she, "that you can't even speak to inc." at the house for a week; trunk carefully; wasn't there something peculiar atKiut the house, something you could lemember it by?" "It was a high-stoop, brown stone," I re plied, heroically trying to rise to the occa sion, but conscious that I was failing miser ably, "with windows in front." "Really," said Anita, "j-o.' surprise me." Then she laughed, but her disappointment wasncverthclcsskeen,andon this account: My aunt had written that she wished to make Anita a wedding present of a huge pleccof Van Bruntmahogany abureau.she had written, or a chest of drawers, as Anita should decide upon inspection of the pieces when she came to New l'ork. "The- chances are," said Anita, as we turned to walk up town to win d our hotel , "that your aunt, who Is peculiar, you say, will be so offended at us for not ha-.ing called that she won't give us the mahogany at all. I am so sorry, for I just dote on Dutch things, as you know." She gave me an Inclusive -nnle. "The drawers In that lumbering bureau, or in that chest, that, .she promised to give you, stick like the mischief," I cried. "They're not wortli the house-room they take up. I Know them well; they were In my room when I stopped at my aunt's. They spoiled my disposition." "And .they will spoil mine," said Anita, "If I don't get them, or one of them." "Anita," I exclaimed, "J have a capital ! Idea!" j "Well?" said Anita, looking at me re i siguedly. J "For a week I was In that street. Thir teenth, Fourteenth, rirtecnth. Sixteenth, I Seventeenth, Eighteenth, or Nineteenth, as the case may be, it doesn't matter." "All, but It does, though!" Interrupted Anita. Tor the purposes of my experiment it ment might have turned out successfully had it not been for an unforeseen accident. Ant 'as walking slowly up oni of tliestreeta 1 was attracted to a face at one of the basement windows of a house I was pass- lug. It was a wrinkled face crowned with j iron-gray hair, and after a second glance 1 recognised it as the face of Bridget, my aunt's house maid. She it was who twelve 3 ears before used to grap firmty one of those glass knobs in that mahogany monstrositj , and w.ith me, a stout, de termined boy, hanging like grim death to the other knob, would say: "Now, then, divil fly away with the owld beaury, wan, tv.o, three. iiiKtuer Kutgers, give it a twisther av a Jerk, and we'll have it out betwixt us' True friend and tried, I had not for gotten the service rendered me in my I oy hood, and I smiled broadly at her through the iron grating and.the glass that divided us. But Bridget had forgotten me. She be haved a .i respectable woman does when smil'd atby an unknown man. She frowned and then turned her back, indicating by a movement of her ell.ows both indignation and contempt. By no means dejected at thistrcatment, I mounted the stepsandrang. Biidgct opened the door cautiously. "Doss Miss Van Brunt live here?" I asked. "She do, sor," Bridget replied, through a crack of the door. "Thank you," I said, and copying the house number, 2G, on a card, without tak ing time for explanation, I sped away to the drug-store to tell Anita the good news. The druggist's was just around the corner, and I soon saw its shining front and glistening colored bottles. I looked care ( fully through each of the two large j windows, but no Anita sat on any one of lier tone was soothing and evidenUy j does not," T leplied. ".Now, I walked up man in a violent i anddowu that street, whlcheverone It was, calculated to calm rage. "I am not vexed," I replied; "I have only been thinking about the best way of deal ing with the unexpected." "Welt?" said she; "have you thought of another address we might try?" "Forty-nlii( East or West Sixteenth strypt," I replied, promptly. twenty times a day on an average, for 1 was anuneay cuboTa boy then,und Itwas dull at my aunt's. So, It stands to reason the Vicuna chairsnearthesoda-watcrfoun-tain. I examined the surroundings with minute attention. This was certainly the drug-store at which, three quarters ot an hour ago I had left Anita. I went into the druggist'sithinking that possibly she might be sitting somewhere Inside where 1 from the outt-id: could not sec her. While I was purchasing a wholly unnecessary j cake of soap I looked carefully about the store, but mere was no Anita visible.- i went out feeling- jrery much mystified. Anita hail left the drug-store, contrary to our agreement. I can calculate to a second the reappear ance of any given comet, but the eccentric that if I once get on the right street, the orbit described by Anita cbuforms to no old habits will reassert themselves, and rule known to man. and it would bo use aimost involuntarily I shall turn toward less to wait there for het, m the shadow my auut'o house. Hitherto, in our search, of uncertainty. Then again, it was just ot the different establishments I had enter ed on the still hunt for Anita. I had also in one of the places imbibed a nauseating compound, neither food nor beverage, served in a glass with a long-handled spoon, beloed ot Anita, and known as "chocolate ice-cream soda." It was after I had partaken of this unspeakable mix ture that I lost all hope, Anita, I con cluded, had returned to the hotel- I would go there myself, but first I would stop at my aunt's and explain matters. A little after 5 1 remounted the steps at Xo. 26, and rang the bell. "Is Miss Van Brunt at home?" I asked, when Bridget appeared. "She is, sor," said Bridget, eyeing me with stern disfavor. I placed my card on Bridget! tray, name side up and towards her. Instantly her stern features relaxed and her long upper lip shortened. She opened the door of the drawing-room. "Misther Kutgers, himself, ma'am," she said, as though I were in the habit of ap pearing at times as an apparition. 1 charged forward with the eager haste becoming an affectionate relative, but stopped halt way, for there, with her hat and jacketoff , was Anita, complacently sit ting on a high-barked mNl.ogany chair, before the grate of glowing coals. "Anita found rrfb, y6'h sse," vaidinyaunt, with a marked acdentUation on " Anita." "But I am quitffials-kcen," Iietorted, "for I have found yoU botih." "Did thatfiinnji scientific mooning around really Avork?" asked Anita. 1 confessed thajfc it, had not. "Then thsdruggisttold you where Iwas," said Anita. tf "Nothing of the sort," I said. "I've seen druggists enoughr heaven kno-ws, but they have told me nothliig'except the prices of thingsl did not wantJto buy." "You have beeh to'some club to consult t "Very remiss of him not to do so," said ' my aunt. j "lie uldn'r have a chancer' I Interjected. "When I saw- Anita wasn't In his store I concluded that I had made a mistake, so 1 1 'hunted around for another drug store, and j another, ad finltum." "Just what I told you he would do." said no aunt with a triumphant nod at Anita. j "Why," asked Anita, "were you to fool ish? Why didn't you go in and ask the man where I was? That's what people do when they want to find out where any one has gone. You could have gone in and described me, and " "Describe you!" I repeated; "dear child, you are indescribable." Jackson to Georgia, Maryland and New York; an Bureu to New York, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania; and Harrison u Ken tucky, and Tyler to Kentucky, South Caro lina, and Maryland. Polk chos2 an Attor ney General' f rom Virginia, but later In his Administration went to Xew England for a legal adviser first to Maine and then to Connecticut. President Tyler get his legal adviser from Mar land; President Fillmore, from Ken tucky; President Pierce he was a New Hasi.p-.nire man from Massachusetts, and Buchanan had two Attorney Generals from Penusyl'-ania and Ohio Jeremiah S. Black and Edwin M. Stanton. President Lincoln had for three years a Mtsiouri Attorney It was a chanca shot, but a lucky one. ueneraI,andfor the balance or nis term an Anita subsided, and I then related how ' Attorney General from Kentucky. Presi dent Johnson .had Attorney Generals from Kentucky and New York-, while President Bridget's face at the window had given, to speak, a blackeye to my interesting phy siological and psychological investigations. ' Grant rirst went to Massachusetts, next to "Well," said my aunt, "I, at least, have j Georgia, next to Oregon, next to New York, had a delightful afternoju with Anita. She ' and Hnally to Ohio. Mr. Hayes went to has selected that old bureau and the chest Massachusetts, President Garfield to Penn and a table and the old Dutch cream jug." ' "jlvania, President Arthur to Pennsylvania. "Sou are too good to us," I murmured. ' President Cleveland to Arkansas, with a smile of admiration at Anita, who ! Thus during nearly 100 j ears of national had ceitainly made hay during my absmcc. ' lir the great group of States, Including j I've thought of nothtngbutfindingthenuin- possible that 1 had made a mistake in the ' had gon: a dictionary of dates?' said my aunt. "You, Anita, have been telling tales," I said. e n "I have only hdeniboasting a little of your historical knowledge," said Anita. "How did you get here."' I asked. "With neither history, hcience nor old memories to help you, it's most amazing." "Nothing amazing nLout it," said my aunt. "She asked the druggist where you left her if he know where I lived, a most coininon-ssnsc way of going at.out It. I've lived here for the last thirty years, and it's nothing amazing that the druggist who has put up my prescriptions Tor me during all that time should know where I live." "So, when he told me," Anita pursued, "that Miss Van Brunt was so near, I thought, after I had finished my glass of chocolate ice-cream soda, that I would just make thccall by myself, for I was not at ah certain when you would turn up. But I told the man jnost particularly to tell you, when jou came back for me, where I "No; I Intended all along tu give you more than oii8 piece." said my aunt; "if I found Anita to be, what r hoped she would te, someone capable of appreciating and look ing after the old things." I fancied from this that In my boyhood I had not established a reputation Tor hu manity to mahogany. "The question is, though," said Anita, ir rolcvantly, "which Is the date you used to remember th? address by? And why do you remember thos2 other dates? They're no use to you at all." "I don't know where the address-tlatc has gone," I replied, "but there was one, I am sure. TIids2 other two dates I crammed for an exam, j'ears ago, and never had a chance to use them. But I kept them in mind, in the thrifty Dutch way. hoping to put them to some use, and this afternoon I seized the opportunity." New York Evening Posc Illinois, Indiana. Iowa. Wisconsin, Michi gan, Minnesota, Xubr.isksiaml Kansas, was without representation as an Attorney General in the Cabinets of any of the American Presidents. President Harrison this dropped anchor some distance further out than the British ship. When, in due course the latter sailed, the Turk Hh ship up with her anchor and followed out to "-e.i until both were lost to sight- Aft-r a time the Turkish gunboat returned, and the off! oials, as well as the general Inhabitant-, were fulty convinced that their misera It war vessel had driven the British battle ship to sea. It is laughable, but that is the Mtuation in a iwt-h-U. All along the Syrian coast the people believe that Britain br "played out," and they treat us accordingly. Eyeisht Extraordinary, ttrora Tid-Bit. The Duches- of X once Went to Green wich to see the marvel" ot the observatory. It was a lovely night, and for the fair duchess benefit the great teleCope ""'" duly levelled at the dazzling field ot start. "What is th.it star?" she :-ald. pointing i to a very bright one. ! "Oh, that's Aldebran, a star of the first magnitude!" I "Is 15 very far off?" a-kcd her grace. I "About six or seven light-years, your ' grace." j "What is a light-year?" i "Merely an expression which one uses; to convy an idea of the distance which light travels in a year. Roughly speaking, light tra.velsattli2ratcofone hundn-dandnlnety thousand miles in a second, and there are was the firat to break what might be called I about thirty-one million five hundred and the record, ir not the rule, for he appointed his law partnsr, Mr. Miller, the Attorney ' General to serve for four years the only J Indiana man to hold that office since the foundation of the Government. Presi- . dent Cleveland, in his second term, went to ! Massachusetts for hfa Attorney General, and j President McKinley has gone to California, with the right of succession, so to speak, to New Jersey. j The Attorney Generals,. (From the New York S.un.) There is no lack, dearth, shortage, or insufficiency of lawyers, &ome litigants say, in the broad and expansive regions of the wild and woolly West; but for some reason or other Presidents of the United States have, as a rule, found it inexpedient or unwise to go to the West for their At torney Generals. The office of Attorney General is now more tli.ina hundredyearsold, andtha first incumbent of it was, like George Washing ton, the President who appointed him, a resident of the State of Virginia. This Attorney General was Edmund Randolph, and when he went out of office a Penn sylvania succeeded him, and then another Virginian, Charles Lee, and then the first Attorney General from Massachusetts, Theophilus Parsons, the distinguished law book writer'and jurist, who was the legal adviser ot President Adams, also a Massa chusetts man. Jefferson had four Attor ney Genera ls,f rom Massachusetts.Mary land, Kentucky and Delaware. He did not have one from his own State. Delaware and Pennsylvania furnished 'Madison with At torney Generals. Monroe went to Vir ginia, as Washington had done, for-his thirty-six: seconds in a year. In one year, therefore, light travels above me billion nine hundred and ninety-one thousand eight hundred and forty million- or miles- The expression 'light-year includes these fig ures- "And Is that star all those millions .jf mites away?' " Yes, your grace, as nearly ,-is we can cal culate." "Then, all I can say," remarked the duchess, "Is that you nui:have wondertullv good eyes to make out that star's nam at that distance, even with this big tele scope. It's really most marvelou'" Tile New Postage Stnrnp. iFroni Harper's Weekly.) Word comes that the I'ostoffice Depart ment Is getting ready to nuke the changes in the rolorj of postage stanips which are called for by the international agree ment adopted at the postal congress last spring. The 1-ceiit stamp is to be green, ' the l-ocnt, red, as at present, and the 5- 1 cent, bliis. The shades of olurs used depend uppn the engraving, and experiments are ! now in progress to determine what shade of , fctep f tliestdewallcoii green Is best suited to the hcadot Franklin, I Jlear -woodlawn. Alt iinu vvueiuer me present i-renc rraiiKim blue or the 15-cent Henry Clay blue will be more becoming in the " cant to Gen. Grant. The Pcofri,e Department is also credited with an intention to issueseveral newstamps in commemoration 'of the recent Trans Mississippi and International Exposition at Omaha. England in Syria. (From the New York Evening Post.) Mr. Robert Barr, the novelist, had a very unpleasant experience wlthuhe Turkish of ficials on the Syrian coast. He and several companions were exploring ruins, and were seized as a dangerous set or conspirators, and detained for twenty-six hours, or until a British consul could be reached. Of ati oti3r occurrence in that part ot the world Mr. Barr says that it will give a "clear idea of the situation" oyt- there:" A British battleship arrived in the har bor and cast anchor for a stay of two or three days. After her came a Turkish war- 1 legal adviber; Adams went to Virginia, t tub, ill-equipped and generallypselesR, and An "Unfortunate Illustration. (From the Kansas City Journal.) An iucidtnt in the trial of a livvsuit in Judge Henry's court yesterday made th jury burst out laughing. Ella Downend was suing Kansas City for $5,000 because of injuries she received In tripping over u. Twenty-third street. ttorney George Jon"S, representing the city, said ull through the trial that the step was no more tian the step to the witness, chair m front of the jury, and a person would be no more liable to stumble over it. "And you know, gentleman, that no per son would be likely to trip over that step there." said Mr. Jones, pointing-to the fetep before him. A moment later Mr. Jones started to go to the wltnpss chair and stumbled uyer Wit very step and fell sprawling. lIoiM'Cuii'e-i. (From ilia Chicago News.) A sanguine temperament is one tltat picks out a good place for a tomato patch while thjre is snow on the ground. Do you know Unit you can liuve 1 lie "Moriiinir, Kveulntc and Sunday Tin.es -the only (JOMri.ETI news paper published In "Wabli-tlto'i ht'ivetl to you by carrier for fifty veittM u month,"?