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A WONDER For . . . f 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 marked them 25 cents Lansburgh &Bro. 420, 422, 424, 426 7th St. Specials For This eek. J When e offer "bargains" it usually means that some department is ovei stock I J 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 Oak Bedsteads Former prices $J2 and $J5. n 1 4 k Choice for $f 99 W - JA A i-rrrA Nnto )i SI 50 The frames are solid and nicely finbhed. They're covered with fine carpet patterns. Each lias 15 springs. Center Tables 2.I$ 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. xinruvnu A CREDIT HOUSE. T' ' i 8I7-SI9-S21-S23 7th St X. W. )4 Between II and I. 0 9 Lucky Thirteen! 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 large one J. J. FflBER. PhOtOCTatlhS. P.1?1c rind Prnvo. V --- . . ...... u.ujvu 3, 905 Pa. Ave. X. W., WASHINGTON. D. a it A. 6-$4 gi x x 1 1 tzth zmuzzzzzx: H A "Breeze M M N o making" Plant B M AH the machinery required is a little u M electric fan it will turn out hundreds of U H thousands of cooling breezes a day for M H your home, office, or store We supply Q the electric current. Full particular, by U writing us or 'phening 1ST7. U m : n U. S. Electric lighting Co., B 213 Hth st. nvr. Phone 1S77. tj 1.R0J Inrse-sizo Pillow Case. Wnm, r 10c. For. .. rrt EISENMAHN'S, SOG Seventh St., Bet. H. and I. .1021-1020 Penn. Ave. KING'S PALACh New Department Store. BIGGEST BABCAINS IN TOWN E12-SU 7th St. 715 Market Space. jcl-tf ONE OK THOSE WONDERFUL CROWN UP- right pianos, with 4 twdals, practice and harp attachment, rosewood case-the last one of the DROOP & SONS. 925 Pa. avc jcl9-2t AN ELEGANT G ABLER UPRIGHT PHNO 7 1-3 in .f0 a" tfcc late improvements, to be sold i? IXt4r !LJmer xny undcr prfce- E- f. droop. & SONS. 92a Pa. ave. je!9-2t TEETH Absolutely painless Extraction by our rr New Method Ooc WASHIh'GTON DENTAL PARLflRR N. E. Cor. Seventh and E SU. N. W. Je20-t Grogan's 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 badly." 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 sonville, i 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 of Thee" Recitation, "Flag of the Rainbow," Bertha Lingle Solo, "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Miss Brisluw 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 Brlstow. Dr. Greene preached a brief sermon at the conclusion of which "America" was sung with much spirit by the con gregation. 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 you're talking? Young Hopeful Well, you jest natchelly won't, that's alL You may think you will, "but you won't, all thn same Sue Why? 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 Department. 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 o'clock." "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 doorkeeper. "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 now." "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 cavalry private. "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 correspondent. 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 big friend. "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 fat correspondent. "I don't know." replied the secretary, smiling, as he resumed his way to the White House. GASSENHEIlEEB-IEfSEB. 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 York. 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 moon tour. FOR FIFTY tlllS ft PRIEST l! Ji TT" Hecepiiou to Re. John A. Bokel LasrJN5glii. .1 ." T AT ST. DOMIXIC'S CHURCH VTf 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 .Vueil Priest. 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 years ago. 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 years. 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 gold pieces. 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 said: "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 ordeal. 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 troops. "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 tured city." 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 last night. "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- race. 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 corner. 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 World. 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 bo raised: "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 and ceremony. "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 yams. "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 nue northeast. 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 Autumn. 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 Young. 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 to Providence. "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 longer? "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 new frulr. "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. &te?iail!',rf !3i3&u3u&uitri&y&uiUisjE