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Lansburgh. & Bro.
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This Underskirt, made of fine
black satine, full circular style,
with, deep flounce, finished with
rows of heavy cording, gored at
the top on a perfect-fitting French
yoke, with draw-string. Length
38, 40 and 42.
Special price, 98c
We. have a lot of Nurses' and
Waitress Aprons that are slightly
soiled. They usually sell for 50c,
63c and 75c. To close we have
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St.
When e offer "bargains" it usually
means that some department is ovei stock
ed, or that only a few odd pieces of some
particular line are left. Our qualities are
high, and our prices too near actual cost
to admit of Mich general reductions as
are offered by some houses.
A Few Odd
Former prices $J2 and $J5.
Choice for $f 99
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The frames are solid and nicely finbhed.
They're covered with fine carpet patterns.
Each lias 15 springs.
2.I$ 1 0.2 1
r About 25 Center Tables, in oak. cherry l
L .and mahoganj have been marked at one- )
These are prices you cannot duplicate i
in the cash stores, but we Rive you credit
just the same. Take what you want and
pay us a little each week or month, as
you arc able.
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Between II and I.
I will make you a baker's
dozen of as fine pictures as
the skill of years of photo-
graph making can effect for
$1.00. 12 cabinets and one
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New Department Store.
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ONE OK THOSE WONDERFUL CROWN UP-
right pianos, with 4 twdals, practice and harp
attachment, rosewood case-the last one of the
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WASHIh'GTON DENTAL PARLflRR
N. E. Cor. Seventh and E SU. N. W.
TIKES OP RED GHDSS WOHR
d Alexander Kent Goes to As
sist Clara Barton.
STATIONED AT JACKSONVILLE
"Whew the Camp Alj?er Troops Go to
Kernnmlliin, He May Accumiinay
Them Good Food and Water for
the Troops The Condition of At
taint In Gcu. Zjcc'm Command.
Dr. Alexander Kent, who left here List
Tuesday morning with the Red Cross
Society, has written several very Inter
esting letters to his people in Washing
ton since his arrival at Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. Kent is one of the vice-presidents
of the Red Cross Society, and as suck lias
been intimately acquainted w.lth the
minutest details of that charitable or
ganization. Miss Barton called on him a
few weeks ago and asked him to take
charge of the work of the society at the
depot at Jacksonville, as she was going
to Cuba with food for the starving rc
concentrados. Dr. Kent quickly made up
his mind to do as requested, and. to
gether with Miss Barton, Mrs. John Ad
dison Porter, Dr. Hubbell and George
Kcenan, he left the city Tuesday morning
for his headquarters In Jacksonville.
At present he will be stationed at that
point and supervise the work there, but
it is probable that when the troops from
Camp Alger reach Fernandino. Fla.. Dr.
Kent will have charge of the Red Cross
work in their camp.
Miss Barton is going to Cuba. with
fourteen hundred tons of provisions she
has for the reconcentrados. and which
Commodore "Watson has promised to pass
through the blockade. Dr. Hubbell and
Mr. Keenan will accompany their chief
j on her relief expedition and Mrs. Porter
i will go as far as Tampa.
Miss Barton was compelled to stop at
Jacksonville all day by an accident to
one of the trains, very much to her re
gret, as she had intended to go straight
through to Tampa. She improved the
time by introducing Dr. Kent to Gen. ;
j Lee, whose headquarters are at that
j point, and who promised to assist the
, Washington clergyman as much as possi
" bio In his work among the soldiers of his
1 command. The party also met Col. Leon
j ard "Wood, of the Rough Riders, and
I Lieut. Guild.
In a letter to his daughter, dated June
15, Dr. Kent writes:
"Ahout 5 o'clock this afternoon Gen.
Lee's carriage and another came round
with Cols. Wood and Guild and took us
out to camp. "We vere greatly pleased
-with the situation and the general condl-
i tlon. There are 9,000 men under Gen.
j Lee. The ground is admirably situated
j for camping; dry, sandy and most of it
covered with enough grass and other
growth to make a little sod. The water
supply is excellent. It comes from an
artesian well; has a little sulphur when
It first comes out of the ground, which
evaporates in a few minutes and leaves
an excellent quality of water. It Is
wholesome in either state, and when cold
seems as pure and good as our Takoma
water. This flows right through the
camp In pipes, and can be had by every
! company in Its own street. All they have
i to do is to turn on a faucet, as we do in
1 our house, and it Hows into the buckets.
' "When the soldiers first camped here
I they began to dig trenches into which
1 to throw the garbage. The mayor qulck
, ly called a halt, and when military men
said that this was their custom, he re
plied: 'You can't do It in Jacksonville.
, It is against the city ordinances and can-
not be permitted. But if you will permit,
1 the city will take all your waste to It-j
j crematory without any charge to you."
! And so this Is being done. Therefore the
i camp is as sweet and as clean sis one
' could wish.
i "The men all seemed to be well fed.
"We drove through the camp when they
were eating and saw their rations, which
seemed to be ample and of good quality.
We talked with several, and all seemed
contented with their fare.
"The landlady at the Windsor Hotel has
opened a large basement, larger than the
one in which we hold our meetings, for
the use of the privates. She has fitted it
up with chairs and tables for writing and
has done everything she can to make
them comfortable. The weather Is warm,
but not so hot as we have been having In
"Washington, and yet the people say It
has been warmer than usual. The mos
quitoes are lively, but they do not bite
In another letter Dr. Kent described a
visit to the camp early in the morning.
It is about a mile and a half from Jack
In the absence of Dr. Kent there wi'.l be
no services In the People's Church. It
was their Intention to close the church
during the hot months and on the depart
ure of Dr. Kent It was decided to hold
no more services after yesterday. Mr. J.
L. McCreery spoke last night.
A DOUBLE CELEBBATIOH".
I'lnK Day ml Children's Day nt
Calvary Baptist Clinrcli.
The voices of hundreds of happy chil
dren, mingled In praises of God and
pledges of devotion to country yester
day morning at Calvary Baptist Church.
The occasion was the double event of
the celebration of children's day and the
observance of Flag Day.
The auditorium of the great church was
tasttifully decorated with the national
colors and the exercises were witnessed
by a congregation which taxed the seat
ing capacity of the main body and gal
leries of the church.
After the organ prelude by Mr. Frank
Gebest, the "Star Spangled Banner" was
played In splendid style on the cornet by
Dr. Frank A. Swartwout. Then followed
responsive scripture readings, partici
pated In by Mr. P. H. Brlstow, superin
tendent of Calvary Church Sunday
school, and the children of all the depart
ments. Prayer was then offered by the
Rev. Samuel H. Greene, pastor of the
church. The program was as follows:
Kindenrarten Song and chorus, "Slv Tlag, It Is
Recitation, "Flag of the Rainbow,"
Solo, "Battle Hymn of the Republic,"
Song-, "The Banner of the Cross,"
Suns hy the children of the scIkoI
Recitation, "Our Flag" Anna Goddard
Song, "Hail, Starry Banner" By the school
Recitation, "The American iFlag," by
Miss Marlon L. Adams, followed by
"Fling Out the (Banner," sung by the
children of the Sunday-school. Solo.
"Open the Gates of the Temple," by Miss
Dr. Greene preached a brief sermon
at the conclusion of which "America"
was sung with much spirit by the con
His Fnr-Felched. Joke.
(From the New Orleans Times-Democrat.)
YounK Hopeful (to his sister) I sav, Sue, you
Tont fjet any more news from Washington.
Sue Nonsense. What kind of rubbish is that
Young Hopeful Well, you jest natchelly won't,
that's alL You may think you will, "but you
won't, all thn same
Young Hopeful 'Cause he's dead,
THE TIMES, WASHIiN'iTOli!XMONDAY,
UNDER THE JUNIPER TREE.
To tell you the truth, tho Juniper Tree
was rather pleased with tho idea of being
introduced to the public as a dignified In
stitution of the White House grounds,
and several times last week, when nows
paperdom had assembled within tho cool
borders of Jonah's Dreamland, It whis
pered Into our cars small tales of Execu
tive Mansion Incidents.
One of the stories told us by the Juniper
Tree was about a trio of sightseeing pri
vates from Camp Alger. The Mecca of
their pilgrimage was the White House,
and they had spent considerable time in
admiring the gorgeous beauty of the East
Room when it occurred to one of tho
three that the State, War and Navy De
partment would bo a place prolific of in
terest. "They won't let you In over there,"
said the White House door ofllcer, to
whom tho trio had expressed their desire;
"it's after visiting hours."
"Is there no way at all wo can get
in?" asked the leader of the little party.
"It may be a long time before wo get
another leave from camp."
A tall, gray man, wearing a straw hat,
was winding a leisurely way through the
grounds, and simultaneous with the
anxious query of the three soldiers the
door ofllcer saw him. More in a spirit
of fun than anything else, he pointed to
tho approaching tigure and replied:
"That old gentleman coming there can
give you a pass that will take you In."
The soldiers waited on the White Houso
steps for the distinguished looking gentle
man to come within easy hailing distance.
Their leader stood apart from the other
two and accosted the man who could glvo
them a pass.
"Pardon me, sir, but there are threo of
us hero who would like to get into the
State, War nnd Navy Department. We
are told that it is after visiting hours and
that we cannot get in -without a pass from
you. Would you be kind enough tc V"
"Certainly," interrupted the tall man,
taking a card from his pocket and writing
"pass three" on the back of it. "Just
present that at the door."
The other two soldiers now stepped up
and all thanked the unknown gentleman
for his courtesy, .When he had gone they
looked at the card. It read,
"Russell A. Alger. Secretary of War."
"And wo didn't even salute," exclaimed
the one who had asked for the pass. But
they visited the State, War and Navv
Another story also related to a sight
seeing soldier from Camp Alger. He
wandered through the White House
grounds for a half hour or more beforo
turning his steps toward the mansion.
"Kin I come in?" he inquired of tho ofll
cer who stood near the entrance.
"I'm afraid not," replied the officer
"Visitors are not received after 2
"But I told my wife I'd surely take In
th' White House, an' this is th' last day
I kin git from camp," persisted the sol
dier who was from Indiana.
"Our rules are very strict," said the
"Ah, but It's easier fer you to let me
In than It ud be fer me t write iu
that I hadn't done what she -told me.
Th last thing she said next t' jcoodby
was, 'Now, Jake, don't you fall to taku
in th' White House. I want our children
t' hev It t' say that -their dad -hez.been
in th' President's Hquse.' I don't wan'
ter go home after the war en tell her I
didn't do It."
"1 know how it is," said the ofllcer,
which he didn't, for he never had an
Indiana wife; "but I can't let you In
"Well, then, jes' let me stan' up there
In th door, jes' a little inside so's I kin
write en tell 'er I've been In the AVhite
House 'thout lyln'."
The ofllcer agreed to that, and the sol
dier from Indiana JJacked himself up in
the door, stood there for some thirty
seconds and then stepped out again with
out even looking Inside.
"I'm 'bliged t' you much, 'bilged," he
said to the door officer as he wandered on!
with a look of relief In Ills' ej'e's. '
It was one of those seven uncomfprta
bly hot afternoons of last week, and
several of us were loitering under the
shade of the juniper tree when Secretary
Porter hove In sight down the avenue,
walking arm In arm with a big, rough
looking trooper In private uniform. To
gether they approached within twenty
paces of Jonah's Dreamland and there
the secretary parted company with the
"Goodby, old man," said the Secretary.
"Goodby, old man." said the trooper.
The two shook hands and separated.
"Wonder who ho is?" mused our fat
We were all a bit curious, that Is, as cu
rious as newspaper men ever are about
ordinary things, to know who the pri
vate might bo that was sufficiently fa
miliar with the secretary to the Presi
dent to call him "old man," and It was
with a certain degree of satisfaction that
we saw Secretary Porter turn his steps
toward where we sat.
"That's Private Phelps," he said, point
ing after the disappearing figure of his
"Is it?" drawled the lazy correspond
ent, with an inflection that meant fur
ther and more definite Information con
cerning Private Phelps would not be ob
jectionable. "Yes," resumed the secretary, "he is In
Troop A, Cavalry, at Camp Alger. I
knew him at Yale; in fact, he was quite
a chum of mine In college. You wouldn't
think to look at him now that he had
ever been one of New York's 400, would
you? But he was. Funny what a few
weeks in camp will do to a man. You
would be surprised to know how many
Yale and Harvard men, millionaires and
millionaires' sons, are in the private
ranks of Troop A. I know quite a num
ber of tho Yale men and I am going to in
vito them over to my house for a llttlo
dinner some night."
"I wonder what you would look like af
ter a few weeks In camp?" suggested the
"I don't know." replied the secretary,
smiling, as he resumed his way to the
AVeuiHiifr Ceremony at the Lawrence
Hotel LnHt N'fKht.
A wedding ceremony of more than ordi
nary interest among the Jewish residents
of Washington and its immediate neigh
borhood was performed at the Hotel
Lawrence at 7 o'clock last night, the high
contracting parties being Miss Daisy Gas
senhelmer, of Washington, sster of
Samuel Gassenhelmer, proprietor of the
Lawrence, and Mr. Joseph Lesser, of New
The ceremony was performed by Rabbi
Stern in the main parlors, which were
beautifully decorated with potted plants,
palms and bride roses.
After an hour spent In exchanging con
gratulations the wedding supper was
served. Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Gassenhelmer, Mrs.
Fannie Gassenhelmer, mother of the
bride; Lawrence Gassenhelmer, Mrs. Ber
tha Gassenhelmer, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Hechlnger; Mrs. B. Hechlnger, Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Hechlnger and son, from New
York; Mr. and Mrs. Weinberg and daugh
ter, from New York; Mrs. Pach and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. SolomOnsohn and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Levy, Mr. and Mrs.
Lulley, Mr. and Mrs. Rice, Mr. and Mrs.
Peyser, Mr. and. Mrs. Breslan, Mr. Jacob
Odenwald, Miss Hannah David, Miss
Amelia Mosler, Miss Edith Solomonsohn,
Mrs. Bach. Mr. and Mrs. Stumer, of Bal
timore, and others.
The ushers were Joseph Makover and
Lee Hechlnger. The bride wore a costume
of white organdie over white silk.
The bridal party left for Niagara Falls
at a late hour last night for a honey
FOR FIFTY tlllS ft PRIEST
Hecepiiou to Re. John A. Bokel
.1 ." T
AT ST. DOMIXIC'S CHURCH
IntcrcMtlngr ami Affecting1 Ceruitiun
ic.N Preliminary to the Celebra
tion of Father Uokel'ft Golden
Jubilee Tcuiiy AilIretsejt, Soiiuh
and 1'reneiitiitloiis Sketch, of the
The love and reverence with which the
Rev. John Albert, Bokel is held by the
Catholics of St. Domlnic'3 parish was
manifested last evening by a reception
tendered him at tho parish hall on the
occasion of his having attained the fif
tieth year of his priesthood. The recep
tion was preliminary tj the celebration
of his golden jubilee, which will be ob
served this morning with solemn high
mass in St. Dominic's Church, the corner
stono of which the aged dlsclplo laid thlr-ty-three
The reception, although there was noth
ing of ostentation, was very affecting,
and revived memories which brought
tears to the reverend father's eyes as he
sat and listened to the story of events
connected with the progress of the spir
itual and worldly affairs of his parishion
ers, In which ho was the central figure.
Among those present were hundreds
whom ho had baptized when children, and
when grown to maturer years had ad
ministered to them their first communion;
others whom he had joined In wedlock
and all of whom he knew intimately for
A few minutes before S o'clock the rev
erend father entered the church on the
arm of the Rev. Father Moran. prior of
St. Dominic's Church, and took his seat
In front of the stage. Around him were
Fathers O'Leary, Colbert, Powers, Spen
cer, O'Rourke, Vallely and Benmer and
tho members of the vestry of the church.
Until the time for the exercises to be
gin the hall was in darkness except for
tho faint glimmer of light around the
stage. On the canvas at the back of
the stage was thrown a large picture of
the Rev. Father Bokcl.
Promptly at 8 o'clock Mr. Johnson, the
superintendent of the Sunday school of
St. Dominic's parish, uvho acted as master
of ceremonies, announced that the pro
gram for th evening would be opened
with a selection by tho choir of St. Domi
nic's Church. He next introduced Michael
J. Colbert, who spoke of the work of
Father Bokel in he parish. At the con
clusion of Mr. Colbert's remarks Miss
Mollio Wright sang "Springtime" in
splendid voice. i
James F. Shea spoke next and gave a
very Interesting review of the growth of
St. Dominic's parish uqder Father Bokel's
direction. Mr. Shea was followed by
Maurice Fitzgerald, whose subject was
"Recollections of' St. Dominic's Parish."
As soon as Mr. Fitzgerald finished
speaking, supported ,hy Prior Moran,
Father Bokel walked upon the stage and
took his seat amid the hearty applause of
the audience. It was1 plain to be seen
that he was much effected "by the expres
sions of love and devotion from his Hock
which he had listened to. Then It was
that the most effecting scene of the even
ing took place.
When Father Bokel and Prior Moran
were seated. Miss Debbie O'Neill ap
proached and. standing at the former's
right hand, speaking In behalf of his
parishioners, assured him of their undy
ing love and reverence and their hearty
congratulations on his attaining his
fiftieth year in the priesthood. At the
conclusion of her address. Miss O'Neill
handed Father Bokel a handsome jewel
case made of gold. The jewel case was
filled with five, ten and twenty-dollar
As he took the gift from the child's
hand. Father Bokel broke down and
wept tears of joy and tried to speak, but
his cup was too full. After and effort, he
"I thank you all and ask that you re
member me in your prayers."
Miss Marie Hatton then stepped up to
the reverend father, and, with a few ap
propriate words, presented him with a
"spiritual bouquet," which he took from
her and kissed reverentially.
The ceremonies closed with the singing
of -"Auld Lang Syne" by the choir.
When the audience was dismissed ev
ery" one crowded around Father Bokel
and wanted to shake hands with him.
but Father Moran Interfered and stopped
them, saying that the Rev. Father would
not be able to go fhrough such a trying
The celebration of the golden jubilee
will begin this morning with solemn high
mass, at 10 o'clock, and the sermon wilt
be preached by the Rev. J. D. Stafford,
D. D., of St. Patrick's Church.
At 1 o'clock a banquet will be given at
the rectory In honor of Father Bokel and
in the evening there will be an enter
tainment at St. Dom nlc's Hall, by the
St. Dominic Dramatic Club.
Rev. Father Bokel was born the first
day of September, 1S20, at Habagen, in
the grand duchy of Oldenberg, diocese of
Munster, Germany. At the age of eigh
teen he set sail for America and arrived
In this country September 8, IS28. Four
years afterward he left his home in Bal
timore for the novitiate of the Dominican
Order, In Somerset, Ohio. He accompa
nied the Rev. Father Dominic Young.
There was a railroad then only as far as
Frederick. Thence they traveled to Ohio
over tho mountains In a stage coach.
Father Bokel was professed September
2S, 1S45, and June 20t three years later,
was ordained to the priesthood.
He was among tho first of the fathers
sent to St. Dominic's he're in Washington,
and displayed great steal and earnestness
In everything pertaining to the welfare
of the parish. He held the office of novice
master three times. He was made prior
of St. Rose's convent lu Ohio, tho present
house of studies of the order. While In
Ohio Father Bokel attended many of the
small missions throughout Perry County
and the surrounding" cbuntry, and did a
large amount of quiet 'work there.
Father Bokel still performs some of the
lighter duties at St., Dominic's Church.
It Is expected that a number of his rela
tives will be present" at the celebration.
He has two sisters'livlng In Germany, one
of whom Is ninety-five years old.
Soliloqr.y' of ,n Mule.
(From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
I am a mule. But I Inow my place. Wars
can't be waged without me. Progress must hitch
me to her car. The path to glory is sura to be
enlivened by my cheerful voice. When I balk the
march of the conqueror comes to a stop. When
I simultaneously lift my heels and my song of
protest chaos is with us- once again, lien beat
mc, coax me, carry me. but I refuse to part with
my mulish individuality. When I decide to
stop, I stop, even though countless wagon trains
collide and shatter. When I kick I. kick, though
it be against triple armor plate and buffers of
solid oak. For I am a mule and I know my
worth. I am a mule, and although in this land
of equal rights the mule stands no higher in pop
ular affection than the horso and the hee-hawing
jack, there are nations where my people are ap
preciated at their true worth. Look at Spain'.
They know the value of a mule in that beknighted
land. See how they wept over my cousin, killed
at the bombardment of Matanzas. I have no doubt
that Blanco felt that the slain victim of red
handed war was worth a dozen of his nicked vet
erans. People who have never associated with
mules cannot appreciate them properly. That's
one great fault I have to find with this nation.
They don't appreciate U3 as they should. Never
theless, I'm glad I'm a mule.
JUNE 20, 1898.
GOSSIP OF THE LOBBIES.
"I am of tho opinion that a majority of
tho Mexicans residing In Texas are In
sympathy with the Spaniards In this pres
ent "war," said Judge Konc of San Mar
cus, Hayes county, Tex., who is a guest
at the Rlggs House, in attendance at the
convention of the Supreme Lodge of the
Knights of Honor.
"I have lived In Texas all my life and
know the character and tho feelings of
the Mexicans who have settled In Texas
since its annexation. By Mexicans, I do
not refer to the men who work as farm
laborers very much, the same as do the
Southern darkles. This class Is a blend
ing of the Castlllan and Indian bloods,
and shows little or no enthusiasm in the
war or anything else.
"I refer to tho pure-blooded Mexicans,
many of whom have assimilated with the
Americans since the annexations.and who
now are citizens of means and influence
In our great State. Many of these point
with pride to their noble Spanish lineage,
and although they aro American citizens,
their sympathies, which they'are sharp
enough to keep to themselves, are, I
think, with the Spaniards, r visited the
camp at Austin recently, where the State
troops to the number of 4,000 were quart
ered, and on inquiry I learned that only
three Mexicans had enlisted. Were my
views unfounded, It Is beyond doubt that
among the 8,000 Mexicans In the county
of San Antonio alone there would have
been a sprinkling of Mexicans among the
"As for Mexico being a secret friend to
Spain, I can readily credit that state
ment from my observations In Texas. I will
say that, as a rule, these Mexican settlers
are law-abiding citizens, and are respect
ed by the American element. As for the
halfbreeds, they cause us no trouble, as
they perform menial work entirely. They
are not overtrustworthy, and their Indian
blood la apparent in many treacherous
ways. They work the farms on shares.
The owners, who are mostly wealthy
Americans, lease them so much land, sup
ly tools and horses and allow them, say,
one-third of the total returns for the
year. The laborers employed by these
lessors work for about 37 1-2 cents a day
and board. The women work much more
faithfully than tho men, who are lazy."
"Boston Is experiencing another mo--raltty
wave," remarked A. G. Garrett, a
guest at the Ebbitt House, last night.
"A few months ago it was MacMonnie'3
Bacchant! statue, designed to be placed
In the public library. Now it Is a crusade
against improper theatrical posters. A
few weeks ago a number of influential
women connected with the societies for
the remedy of popular evils called on
the mayor and expressed their disap
proval of the Indecent theatrical posters.
Accordingly the mayor prepared a bill,
forbidding the theatrical managers post
ing bills whereon appeared women In
tights. Even the colored fleshings were
barred. But a contention arose among
the aldermen as to what constituted the
requisite amount of clothing in which
actresses should be clad In order to make
up a proper poster. The mayor did order
that- all Improper theatrical posters
should. he toned-down. ,
"As a result, the theatrical managers
In 'RfmtoTi nn In a ouandarv as to how to
i get up their posters, so as to be unoffen-
slve to the morality element in our cul
J. L. Cunningham, the well-known New
York promoter, is at Chamberlln'a for a
few days. To a Times reporter last
night he said: "I have just returned from
Boston, where I iiaa the pleas
ure of riding nearly a mile un
derground. The new underground
railway is one of the most inter
esting, things In, Ij.at city just now. The
road Is In working shape from the Bos
tdn and Main6' station to Schollay Square
and the remaining portions will be ready
before Winter sets in. By working shape
I mean that it is a great success in every
way. There are no inconveniences at all.
One reaches the cars by an elevator, and
In transit no disagreeable odors are no
ticed. When the work Is done and has
been shown to be an unqualified success
I would not be much surprised to see this
underground system adopted in New
York and other large cities of the coun
try." "I am In a line of business that has
suffered no HI effects from the depression
in trade during the past three years,"
said a traveling man at the Metropolitan
"I represent one of the largest horse
shoe nail houses in the East, the Capewell
Horseshoe Nail Company, of Atlantic.
Mass., and I travel over the country east
of the Mississippi. I have been with this
house for the past ten years and I can
notice no appreciable falling off In trade.
How do I explain this, when there Is a
falling off in all other lines? Well, there
are several reasons. In the first place,
we "have little or no competition, and in
the second place, the demand is always
the same. While the nail companies are
not under a trust, there exists a tacit un
derstanding, and hence the lack of com
petition and the cutting of prices, as with
other manufactured commodities.'
CHASE ZN" FIFTH AVENUE.
A Denver Citizen's Eicltlnjr Ex
perienec in Gotham.
New York, June 19. Slidnight wayfarers in
Fifth Avenue Friday night werp treated to the
spectacle of a handsome tmd fashionably-dressed
young woman in a coupe being driven rapidly
down that thoroughfare, while, clinging to the
springs at the back of the vehicle, was a dig
nified and distinguished-looking elderly gentle
man, trying to climb on the roof and shrieking
wildly for the police-
Several times he worked his way up until
his head projected above the top of the car-
rage, but each time he lost his hold and slipped
back before he could get at the driver, which
seemed to be his intention, thought neither the
driver nor his fare paid the slightest attention
to him, but kept the horses going at a gallop,
Policeman Hawley, however ran out into
the street at Twenty -seventh Street and stopped
the horses and then took all hands to the
West Thirtieth Street Police Station, where the
young woman denounced her arrest as an out-
She gave her name as Fanny Roia, twenty
years of age, of No. 227 West Twenty-ninth
Street, and said she was walking out late when
the man accosted her, and she, being attracted
by his patriarchal and benevolent appearance,
was glad to have him act as her guardian at that
late hour. Ho gave her a dollar, she said, though
she did not ask him to, and was greatly shocked
a few minutes later when he accused her of hav
ing robbed him, whereupon she left him as quick
ly as she could.
Thomas Simpson, an insurance broker, of Den
ver, Col., staying while in the city at the Hotel
Jletropole, was the way the elderly gentleman
described himself. His story and Miss Hoia's
did not tally. He told Magistrate Kudlich, in
the West Side Police Court, yesterday morn
ing, that the young woman had spoken to him
first on Fifth Avenue, and that he had walked
with her a little way when they sat down to
gether on the steps of No. 11 West Thirty-third
Street, in order that he might hear her story.
As sho was talking, he said, ho felt her hand
touch his side, and a second later his wallet fell
on the stones before them.
He picked it up, he said, and as he was about
to return it to its place, chanced to open it
and found that $75, ita'entlre contents, had been
taken out. Then ho accused the woman, and
she ran and jumped Into a cab that wa at the
Magistrate Kudlich frankly told Miss Roia that
he didn't believe her, and held her in $2,000
bail for trial, although ?1 was found upon her
1 and not the $75.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA.
The Second Oldest City in the New
New York, June ID. The New York
Herald this morning contains the fol
lowing description of the quaint old clty
over which the Stars and Stripes will soon
"With the news that our army, under
Gen. Shatter, Is approaching Santiago de
Cuba and the possibility mat within a
week It may bo occupied by American
troops, citizens of the United States will
take new Interest In that ancient city the
oldest standing city in the new world, ex
cept Santo Domingo, which was estab
lished by Columbus four hundred years
ago. Santiago itself was founded only
eighteen years after Santo Domingo. It
was the former capital and is the third
city of commercial Importance on the
Island of Cuba.
"The name Santiago given to the former
capital signifies In English St. James, and
has at various times been called San
Jago, San Diego and Santiago, all with
the same meaning. It Is. situated 450
miles in a direct line southeast of Ha
vana, and is still the chief city of the
eastern department of Cuba. It is the
residential town of the archbishop and Is
the seat of several yearly religious fes
tivals which are celebrated with pomp
"Santiago Is tho terminus of two rail
road lines, one of which is the outlet of
Lomas de Cobre, the celebrated copper
mines, situated several miles inland. The
second railroad passes through the rich
sugar country, affording transportation
for that staple article of exportation. Tho
exports from Santiago are said to reach
the sum of $8,000,000 annually. Tobacco,
honey, rum, cocoa and mahogany are
also exported in great quantities. San
tiago Is inclosed on three sides by hills
rising rapidly from the bay to mountains
of great height and beauty, which, be
sides being lovely to look upon, afford
perfect drainage to the city.
"The streets are all alike and apparently
have not been repaired since first con
structed, four hundred years ago. Start
ing at the shore, the streets, which are
very narrow, run directly up the hillside,
a distance of one hundred and fifty feet
or more. Tropical rains have washed
great gutters down the roads, in some
places three and four feet deep, and the
traffic has uprooted tho coblestones laid
hundreds of years ago and left in the road
pitfalls and mantraps for the unwary.
The main street, upon which the Ameri
can consul lived. Is in such a condition
of decay that no effort is made to drive
a vehicle through It, and even a horse
man cannot ride through it after dark.
There is risk in" attempting to navigate
the street on foot in broad daylight.
Most of the streets have cemented side
walks ten or fifteen inches wide, but In
some streets even this accommodation Is
done away with.
"Santiago has the reputation of being
the most unhealthy city in Cuba.
Hemmed in by mountains, with all the
city's filth festering in the sun, it Is sur
prising that yellow fever does not make
the city its regular abiding place. Instead
of visiting It annually, as It does. No
charge Is made for living pictures In the
streets of Santiago, and children of both J
sexes and to the age of ten or twelve
years totally dispense with clothing and
chase about in the streets and highways
In costumes akin to those worn by the
only residents of the Garden of Eden.
"Houses of the better class In the clty
are as alike as two peas, and a descrip
tion of one answers for all. Take the
building which was occupied by the
American consul, situated in a street ab
solutely Impassable for anything but pe
destrians. It Is necessary, should one be
driving, to leave the carriage at the cor
ner of the street and pick his way down
tho so-called sidewalk to the old fash
ioned building recognized as the consul's
home by the American eagle which sur
mounts the keystone. The walls of the
building are three feet thick, of solid ce
ment, hardened to the solidity of marble,
with windows one foot square set in at
various and unexpected places in its front
wall. The door posts are set in the
ground ten feet and the building, as Is
evidenced by Its strength, was built to re
sist the frequent earthquakes.
"In the business district of the city one
cannot but be Interested with the quaint
and peculiar appearance of the shops.
The front of the shop building Is entirely
open, and inside can be teen the clerk,
divested of every- particle of clothing ex
cept such as Is absolutely necessary for
covering nakedness, coquetting with
bright. gayly attired mulatto girls. All
the shopping is done by servants, the wo
men of the aristocracy never visiting the
shops, but sending for everything needed
either for dress or for household purposes.
Much of the shopping Is done on the cor
ners of the street, where heavy negresses
sit on the ground, surrounded by huge
baskets containing fruit, vegetables and
"Few vehicles are seen In the streets.
and when seen the poor beasts of burden
are to be commiserated, as there is ab
solutely no care given to the animals,
the owners apparently only desiring to
get as much work as possible out of the
beasts before they surrender to fate
and drop dead in their tracks.
"Half way up the hill, back of the city,
situated upon a plaza, where the military
band plays on certain evenings, stands
the Cathed-al, the most pretentious
structure in Santiago. The Cathedral Is
the largest and finest on the Island of
Cuba, but Its walls, built of porous stone,
which is steadily crumbling away, give It
the appearance of being motheaten. The
city abounds In clubhouses, there being
six for a population of only 45.000. Gam
bling houses are wide open, and an un
obstructed view can be obtained from the
streets of the Interiors of theae resorts,
where the Spaniard and Cuban can get
rid of his surplus cash.
"Santiago is memorabTe historically
mainly for the French occupation of 1353
and the affair of the Vlrglnlus, just
twenty-five years ago, which resulted in
the payment by the Spanish government
to tho United States of an indemnity for
the murder of Capt. Fry and the crew of
that vessel. Santiago has also been the
seat of most of the political uprisings
against the oppressive rule of tho home
government, and a long line of patriots
have been shot on the ramparts of the
Morro Castle overhanging the harbor.
"The city contains a theater, a custom
house, barracks and hospital. Foundries,
soap works, tanyards and cigar factories
aro the only Industrial establishments.
The exports have been steadily decreas
ing since 18S5, noticeably in copper ore.
in which they at one time amounted to
25.00Q tons annually, but now they have
dwindled to greatly dlmlnshed quanti
ties." Bad management keeps mora people In
poor circumstances than any other one
cause. To be successful one must look
ahead and plan ahead so that when a
favorable opportunity presents Itself he
is ready lo take advantage cf It. A llttlo
forethought will also save much expense
and valuable time. A prudent and care
ful man will keep a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme
dy in the house, the shiftless fellow will
wait until necessity compels it and then
ruin his test horse going for a doctor and
have a big doctor bill to pay, besides;
one pays out 25 cents, the other 13 out a
hundred dollars and then wonders why
his neighbor Is getting richer while he la
getting poorer. For sale by Henry Evans,
wholesale and retail druggist, 935 F Street
northwest and Connecticut Avenuo and S
Street northwest and 1423 Maryland Ave
Your credit is good at Lansburgh's Fur
niture House. 13th and F sts. oc3-tf
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. Alger has as her guests her daugh
ter. Mrs. William Bailey, of Philadelphia,
and Miss Henry, of Detroit. Like the
other ladles of the Cabinet families, Mrs.
Alger has made no plans for the Summefi
that will carry them out of toiju.
The Austrian Minister and Baron Hen
gelmuller left during tho past week for
New London. mnn.. where they will oc
cupy a picturesque cottage until tho
Newport has always been a favorite
resort with the diplomatic corps and Its
popularity show3 no signs of waning.
Official duties may keep the representa
tives of foreign powers at their dosw
here except for short Intervals of recre
ation, but their families will, with but
few exceptions spend at least a por
tion of the Summer at the aristocratic
old city by the sea.
Last week M. Knagenhjeim. secretary
of the legation of Norway and Sweden,
joined his wife, who, with her littla
children, have been occupying a cotta&a
there since the beginning of June.
Madame TUimero. whose gracious charm
of manner has made her one of the most
popular young matrons In the social
world, of the capital, la so far convalesc
ing from her recent illness that she will
shortly be able to be out.
The marriage- of Miss Flora A. Reeves,
grandaughter of Mr. William Saunders,
and Mr. Ernest H. Elliott will take placa
Wednesday evening, June 23, at 8 o'clock
at the Church of Our Father.
The Misses Rodgers, daughters 'of tho
lato Admiral Rodgers, have gone to their
recently erected bouse In Jamestown,
where they have for a near neighbor Mrs.
Richard Wainwright, wife of Lieut. Com-
mander Wainwright, of the navy.
,, , r
Mrs. Clover, wife of Commander Rich
ardson Clover, of the navy. Is occupying
a cottage for the season at Deer Park-
Mrs. Gleaves. wife of Lieut. Gleaves. U.
S. A., accompanied by her niece. Miss
May Nicholson, Has gone to Tennessee
for the Summer months.
Among the Washlngtonlans now at At
lantic City are Mr. and Mrs. John Russell
Misses Neville S. Taylor and Virginia E.
Bevans are the guests of Miss Mary Mad
ison McGuire. at her home, "Wilton,"
near Elllcott City, Md.
Miss Margaret Blaine Is visiting Dr.
and Mrs. Albert Peare, of Frederick, Md.
Miss Juliet Thompson, whose portrait3
at the Spring exhibition attracted such
favorable comment. Is about to sail for
Paris, where she goes to perfect herseli
in her art in the studio of Julian.
WHEN "WAH. IS OVEB.
AmericanM to IloHtirrect Frnlt Cul
tivation in Culin.
Baltimore. June 19. A special corre
spondent of the Baltimore American,
prints the following:
Among the things of whlchfbut pleasant
memories remain to the natives of Cuba,
may be counted the fruit industry that
was once a thriving business that the na
tive planters fondly believed wa3 theirs
forever and a day. A change came over
the spirit of their dream when the Ameri
cans decided to try their hands at raising
oranges and pineapples, and the dream
has been changing ever since, until, today
tho Cubans and the Spaniards of Cuba,
would be glad to see some chance of get
ting back even a small remnant of their
former prosperous fruit trade. How It
came to pass that the fruit trade of Cuba
passed from the islanders Into the hands
of tho American growers is told by a
New York produce merchant, who lived
in the fruit district for many years, and.
In fact, until the loss of the fruit trade
to the island forced him to leave.
"When we have won Cuba," said this
gentleman, "the Cuban fruit trade will be
once more a. part of the industrial Ufa
of Cuba. The conditions of soil and cli
mate are perfect for the cultivation of
fruit like the orange and the pineapple,
but the people are quite unequal to tho
task of taking advantage of these condi
tions. It is not quite fair to call the na
tive of Cuba lazy. Shiftlessness or care
lessness more aptly describes their state.
They always choose the easiest way of
accomplishing an end. and leave the rest
"Now. fruit like oranges and plneapple3
requires the most careful handling from
the time It Is packed until it is offered for
sale In the markets. How do the Cubans
gather and market this fruit, or rather,
how did they, for the market is theirs no
"To get the fruit from the trees the
Cuban or Spanish planter shook the tree,
or knocked the fruit down with a long
pole. It reached the ground briused by
the fall, and battered by the rap from the
pole. Considering that the fruit was
picked for a journey of thousands of
miles, it will be seen that it began it3
market life seriously handicapped for
competition with the carefully picked,
fruit of the American planter.
"The next step was to transport tho
fruit to the town to bo packed for ship
ment. This was done by mules. The
oranges or pineapples were bundled Into
the panlers or saddle- bags, and away
went the mule over the rough country
roads, jolting the fruit in the saddle bags
and making sad havoc with the cargo.
When the destination was reached, in
stead of carefully lifting the burden from
the mule's back and disposing it tenderly
on the ground, the mule driver dragged
it off in the roughest way and threw
It down in the nearest corner of the store
house. The next man threw his consign
ment of fruit on top of the other, and
so they were piled up without the slight
est regard to the consequences to tho
"Next we come to the packing process.
I have seen the men stand several feet
away from the barrels or hampers. In
which the fruit is to be packed, and ac
tually throw it into the mouth of tha
receptacle, hit or miss, and In either event
adding to the bruises that the poor fruit
had received. When the barrel was full
the lid had to be gotten on, and If it didn't
quite lit a little physical force would
make It. Have you seen an obstreperous
trunk lid forced to close by being sat
upon? Well, that is actually what I havo
seen done with the oranges and pineap
ples that were shipped from Cuba to this
country. After the box or barrel was
packed the next thing was to roll It
down to the steamer. No care was taken
to carry it gingerly. If a barrel. It was
rolled down tho gang-plank and droppwl
Into the hold if the vessel. If a box. it
was carried down; if that way of getting
It there was the easier, and then dropped
on top of the others.
"The inevitable result of all this rough
treatment was that the fruit had become
rotten for the most part, when It arrived
In America, and half of It was wasted. It
is not to be supposed that this sort of
thing could continue. American planters
decided that they could beat the Cubans
at fruit growing. They tried It, and the
Cubans speedily found that there was no
longer a market for their bruised and rot
ting oranges and pineapples.
"As I said before, the market will be
Cuba's again, when the Americans havo
taught them how to handle the fruit, so
that It will reach the trader in good con
dition." Can't Keep Them Out.
(From the Chicago Dispatch.)
The government of Rusu has decreed that cor
sets must not be worn by Hussian younir wom
en. But there is a movement in UuKita in favor
of the corset and every woman is in it.