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THE TJMES' WASHINGTON. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1898.
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Brussels begin at 50 cents a. a a yard and Ingrains at 30 cents, a & All are made, lined and laid free, a and tne waste In matching figures a a Is not charged to you. a . v -4. Everything In housefurnishings is a 4 here and you're at liberty to buy .a all you please on credit. a t t Grogan's A J MAMMOTH CREDIT HOUSE, SI7-8I9-82I-823 7th SL N. W. Between H and L . 4 KING'S PALACL New Department Store. DIGGEST BARGAINS IN TOTN. C'-EH Ith St. 715 Htrlcet Spice. JeMf 200 Ladies Grenadine and Brilliantine Skirts. best male, well lined, worth $2.00, Q n for 9UW EISENMANN'S, ffiSS&t Are. Much in Little. (From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.) The Sporting Editor That young- jockey who is to set $10,000 a year weighs but ninety-four Pwh1. The City Editor 'Notccr proof of the value of condensing. I am sure that if you will consult me I can give you some serviceable points about Life Insurance either that which you have or that which I can get for you. Ten years' experience as the general agent of the New York Life Insurance Company has made me acquainted with some val uable points. I will give them to you if you will con sult me, and will guide 3011 to v. safe and economical Life In-" .surance. I am a broker in Life Insur ance and bound to no single company while friendly to all. You can through me help yourself, and without cost to you. If not convenient to call write to me. Address Postoffice Box 503. Office 5i9 Fourteenth St. Help You. TJ.Baddaway EABBI STERM EEFOEI a EeniarMble Sermon to the Hebrew Coiiffresatioii. DEFENSE OE HIS BITUAL He Could JTot See the Senne of Troub ling One' Self About Orthodox TechnicnlltleM in TIiIn Axe of ProgrreHM The Qucwtion of Corcr-InR- the Head During: -HeliKioiiK Services. The brilliantly illuminated Temple of the Washington Hebrew Congregation was crowded last night from the ground lloor to the roof to celebrate the occasion of Yom Klppur or the Day of Atonement. This service is probably the most solemn one in the Jewish ritual. It is not only the Day of Atonement, but of universal reconciliation, and all differences, whether In business or in so cial life, must be made up, and all sins committed during the past year must be repented for. It Is one of the few ob servances which seem to bid defiance to time and the changes incidental to it. Rabbi Stern last night delivered a blow to orthodox Judaism in his address at the close of the services which must have startled those who cling to the ancient tenets of the faith. The rabbi is not orthodox in his faith, and has discarded in his services all the accepted Ideas of the devoutly orthodox. "While his eloquence in the pulpit and his personal magnetism have attracted a congregation which, for wealth and cul ture. Is certainly second to none in the United States, there has been an uneasy feeling among certain members of his .flock that the new ritual which he has introduced and which differs slightly from the orthodox ritual, is not exactly in accordance with the strict principles of Judaism as taught xo them in their youth. The rabbi seized the occasion last night to deliver his views upon the subject to perhaps the largest congregation which he has ever addressed since the dedica tion of the temple. Ever since he has been the pastor of the congregation he has objected to the wearing of the liat by male worshipers during services'. This was an innovation that caused consider able comment, which was subsequently increased by his appearance in the pulpit in an ordinary frock coat, without gown or bands. In his sermon last night Rabbi Stern, after the Jlrst few sentences, describing the origin of the service which was being celebrate and its ordination In the book of Leviticus and the lessons of brotherly love Inculcated in the text, launched at once upon his theme of reformation. In plain terms he said that he did not see why a prayer to the Almighty should be more acceptable delivered by a man with his head covered. He could not see the sense of people in this age of prog ress troubling themselves about such matters. There was nothing in the Scriptures enjoining such an observance. Quoting from an eminent Jewish author, he showed that In the thirteenth century the German, French, and Spanish He brews prayed In their synagogues with heads uncovered. It had been objected, he said, that the custom of praying with the head uncov ered was essentially a Gentile one, but what of that? No man who was a gen tleman thought of entering the house of a friend with covered head. This being the case how much the more should he uncover when addressing his Maker. Cut toms that have outlived their usefulness must die out. and this was one of them. If he thought that It would benefit the cause of Judaism to keep his hat on In the pulpit or In the congregation he would advocate It, but the custom was obsolete, and at least 150 Hebrew congregations in this country had discarded it. The speaker reached the climax when he said that it had been a serious ob jection to his ministry that he had dis carded the gown and praying bands, which are worn by the orthodox rab bis of the faith. This was not consider ed to be priestly. To this he would reply that a Jewish minister was not a priest. Any man possessed of sufficient education could address a Jewish congregation and the question of garments was not one to be taken into consideration for a moment. "Rabbi" simply meant teacher, and as such the minister of a congregation should b elooked upon by his congrega tion. Rabbi Stern then spoke of the new rit ual which he had Introduced, and defend ed It by saying that the Hebrew tongue formed an essential part of It, although parts of the service were In the English language in order to meet the require ments of such members of the congrega tion as were not versed In the Hebrew language. This ended one of the most remarkable and radical discourses which was, per haps, ever delivered from a Hebrew pul pit in this or any other city, and caused a genuine sensation among the more con servative members of the congregation. This afternoon will occur the most sol emn ceremony of the Jewish Church, the memorial service for the dead. The music on that occasion will be of the most sol emn character, and, contrary to the usu al custom, will be rendered exclusively by the quartet of the Temple. PZSSOHAIi INTELLIGENCE. The callers at the White House yester day evening included Attorney General Griggs, Secretary Gage, Secretary Wil son. Assistant Secretary Allen, Adjt. Gen. Corbln, and Major Heistand, assistant ad jutant general. Capt. James E. Bayly, of the Virginia Tobacco Exchange, left hero last night for Lynchburg. Private John Barber, of one of the Ohio regiments, who Is a nephew of President McKInley, Is III with fe-er at Garfield Hospital. He contracted the disease while with his command in Porto Rico. It was stated last night that ho is getting bet ter. Lieut. Reamey has returned to the city, and is residing at No. 17-SG N Street north west. Clarke Waggaman, who has been study ing in Paris for several years, returned home last week. Mr. John W. Thompson Is expected to return to Washington from Bar Harbor next Saturday. Robert F. Wynne, the young Washlng tonian who was recently appointed a sec ond lieutenant In the Marine Corps, has been assigned to duty by the Navy De partment on the battleship Oregon and will leave the city in a few days to join his ship at New York for the cruise to Manila. Mr. Edward D. Loughran has returned from Atlantic City. Mr. Archibald W. Butt, Washington correspondent of the Louisville Post, has returned to the city from Frankfort. Ivy., whoro he was the guest of Senator Lind say. Col. Yormoloff, of tho Russian Imperial army, who has been in Santiago observ ing the military movements of the Amer ican and Spanish armies, is In the city and is quartered at the Normandle. Secretary TCerr, c the Democratic Con gressional committee, left yesterday for Philadelphia on a business trip of several dayy' duration. C A S TO R I A Forlnfantsand I The Kind You Have Always Bought SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Among the well-known Americans who tattended the recent golf tournament at nammirg was Mrs. , Harriet i,nne jonns ton, who has been-travellng abroad since last Spring. Mrs. E. Hobson, of this city, Is vlsUIng Mrs. Morris K. Jessup at Lenox, in the Berkshires. Mrs. Ellas Boudinot and her daughter, Miss Ursula Boudinot, who are now guests of Mrs. John Penn Brook, at .Jenklntown, Pa., will, as usual, spend the Winter In Washington.- The marriage of Miss Mary Desha Breckinridge and Ensign John Fore Hlnes, U. S. N., has been set for October 19. Mr. and Mrs B. F. Leighton and family, who enjoyed the Summer months in their country home in Maine, are now at their residence at Woodside, Md.. where they will remain until the late Fall. Colonel and Mrs. James Sackett will spend the remainder of the month at Narragansett Pier. The marriage of Mr. R. S. Chllton,jr.,and Miss Mary E. Dooley, of San Francisco, will take place in that city October 12. Miss Stella Acker Is home from At lantic City. On Tuesday sheJ'wIll leave for New York to resume her art studies at the Academy of Design. Mrs. Hlchborn and Miss Hlchborn have returned to Washington for-the season. Miss Patterson is back from a Summer visit to Canada. Miss Selden, of F Street, will spend the Winter at Norfolk, Va. Mme. de Smirnoff and Mile, de Smir noff have closed their visit to Narragan sett and will shortly go to Newport for the remainder of the month. Miss Hlldegarde McKeriha, the young est daughter of Justice and Mrs. Mc Kcnna, will continue her studies this year at the convent in Georgetown. Capt. Breeze, U. S. N., and wife, are among the prominent guests at Fairfax Inn, Berkeley Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Walker and Miss Eflle Walker have returned from the Adirondacks. Miss Grace Wheeler left Saturday for Boston to resume her studies In art. Miss Janet Wells Is spending her usual Autumn visit to her grandparents in Vermont. Miss Jessie Mfddleton left for college last week. ONE OF WAE'S FOHTTJNES. How the JlcCook Finn ill cm Figured In the Rebellion. Secretary Gago recently told an inter esting story anent the names of Gens. Alexander McDowell McCook and Anson G. McCook, one of whom accepted and the other declined a place on the com mission to investigate the War Depart ment's administration of military affairs. Gen. Anson G. McCook, of New York, was asked to serve but he promptly de clined. On Friday, the day before the commission held Its preliminary meeting, tho President as though determined to havo a McCook as one of the commission ers, named Gen. Alexander McDowell Mc Cook, of Ohio, and ho accepted. "There are two distinguished McCook families," said Secretary Gage, "one of Ohio and the other of New York. In each family there were even brothers at tho outbreak of the Civil War, and they all entered the Union army, made brave sol diers, and were in several Instances pro moted for gallantry and meritorious ser vice. "The seven McCook boys of he Ohio family, including Gen. Alexander Mc Dowell McCook, were all either severely wounded or killed in action, while the seven brothers of the New York1 McCook family, Including Gen. Anson G. McCook, came out of tho war untouched. The con ditions were equal for casualties in each case. They were all brave soldiers, par ticipated In many hard fought battles, and the remarkable coincidence I have mentioned can therefore only be reck oned as one of the peculiar fortunes of war, so many of which are recorded on the pages of our history."' STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH. Catholic ArehhlNhopH Will "eft Here in October. Catholics In the District of Columbia are looking forward with great Interest to October 12, on which date there will be a meeting In this city of all the Catholic arphblshops In America. Resolutions looking to the Increase of the Influence of the Catholic Church in America and its colonies will be intro duced. These resolution, which are to be submitted to the archbishops for their approval, have already been prepared by a committee representing all the large dioceses in this country. The Right Rev. Ignatius F. Hortsmann, D. D., bishop of Cleveland, is chairman of the committee. Upon the adoption of the resolutions steps will bo taken to begin active mis sionary work as well as to otherwise strentrthen the church In Pnha Pm-in Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines and tnrougnout tnis country. THE CHRISTIAN CONVENTION. ArrmiKcmcntH Being: Made to 'Re ceive the Delej?nteH. The annual session of the Christian Mis sionary Convention will begin ori October 5, at the Ninth Street Christian Church, Rev. E. B. Bagby, pastor. This organi zation is composed of churches of the Christian denomination In the District of Columbia, Delaware and Maryland. A number of prominent speakers will attend and business of importance will be transacted. The local members are already making arrangements to receive and entertain the delegates. From Far-.Vwny Thibet. The Rev. Dr. LeLacheur, a foreign mis sionary, addressed the "Missionary mass meeting" held yesterday afternoon at the Eastern Presbyterian Church. Dr. Le Lacheur spent many years In Thibet and gave a very interesting history of the customs and manners of the people. IIIh Wound. (From the Buffalo Express.) They had surrounded him. had the patriotic women, this hero of the Fighting Thirteenth. He had a most engaging limp. "Was it done by one of tlioie dreadful Maircr bullets?" asked the tall blonde with the eye glasses. "Will you he crippled for life?" queried the plump brunette. "I suppose he was shot while carrying a wound ed comrade off the field," gushed the romantic maiden. The crippled vetcrjn, as modest as he was brave, a visihly cmbatrassej by these tributes frcm the fair. As soon as he could control his emotion he remarked, simply: "Ah. g'wan! 'Tain't nawthin but a boil on me knee." Bears the Signature of HALL GAfflB ON THE WAR Tho Novelist Discusses Our Military Prowess. EFFECT OF HIS "CIIRISTIM" ,-. The IlclfffloiiM Agitation It Aroused In Eiijrhind KeitMons for the IMiiy'n Premier Production In TIiIh Ctmn try PoMNiblllty .That the Writer Jlaj- Lecture , Ilere. Hall Caine, thei welh known English writer and the author!' of "Tho Manx man," "The DeemstSr." "The Bond man" and "The Christian," arrived in this city yesterday afternoon and was straightway driven toihls rooms at the Shoreham. There Jie indulged In an hour's rest, which' whs 'finally Interrupted by the coming of' a "number of local newspaper men anxious to speak with him conoernlng his work and other mat ters In which ho might be interested. Mr. Caine good-naturedly consented to see the visitors, and was soon conversing with them In his apartments. Than tho writer himself there has prob ably never cdme to AVashington a more interesting type of manhood. Byron once remarked that gentlemen were alike the world over, and Mr. Caine disproves this theory with wonderful promptitude. In appearance ho bears a striking resem blance to some of the more contemporary pictures of the Saviour. His beard Is as tonishingly thick and of a reddish hue that might easily diminish the luster of that described as belonging to Hope's "Prisoner of Zcnda." Mr. Calne's hair, however, is several shades lighter and considerably longer than his whiskers, both being slightly Inclined to curling. Dame Nature, In her endeavors to make the novelist baldheaded. has begun at his brow and worked backward in a wedge-shape that looks to prove intel lectuality and thought more than years or worries. He was dressed yesterday In Informal shoes, a rather loose-fitting suit of dark blue, a shirt of the same color and a broadcloth sash that formed the Intermediary between coat and trousers. A silk necktie which encircled his throat was so carelessly arranged that, taken with the remainder of his make-up, It would have given the casual observer an Immediate impresblon that the wearer was a painter. Mr. Caine speaks in a manner that shows at onco familiarity with large au diences and tho habitual quiet to which a literary man becomes accustomed. Though delivered In a very low tone his words are articulated with striking dis tinctness and his sentences do not lo&e any of their well-rounded charm by tho peculiar intonation with which he ends each of them. Though evidently rather nervous, Mr. Caine Is not given to ges ticulation and contented himself during yesterday's Interview with nursing first one knee and then another In the manner familiar to all who have read personal reminiscences of Dickens. Mr. Caine is a distinct pesonallty and an Interesting one. "This is, as you know, not my first visit to America." he said In a prefatory way, "though I have never before been In Washington. The errand that last brought mo to this country related parti cularly to Canada and thus a great part of my time was spent In the law-making center of that province. The presont trip will be a more extended one and certainly more Interesting; if only because of the pleasure I am sure to take In observing tho effect the war has had upon your people and your. Industries. "After threo or four days given largely to that pursuit I i must acknowledge to having discovered tfhe results of the strug gle to bo far less 'important than I had anticipated. After so extraordinary a wave of patriotic. feeling as that which swept over tho nation only a few months ago It is surprlslngJto',note that men seem now Intensely Indifferent to what goes on about them. Perhaps this state of affairs has been induced largely by Ihe fact that no doubt could ever have existed regard ing tho final outcome of the late combat. We in England were as positive about the matter as you could have been and yet it was universally expected that the first battles would be Jerrlb'le ones and that they might not turn, out' precisely as both of us would havo had ,them. Much was said of the unprepared condition of the United States and it was anticipated that victory for therri would come more through resource and endurance than pri mal power and the ahlllty to strike In quick and decisive blows. I believe that comparatively few Englishmen dreamed that your country was so nearly ready as it proved to be. "Personally I have always contended that even we, your cousins, greatly under estimated your fighting strength and I never hesitated to state that opinion. When the war excitement that followed the "Venezuelan trouble had so died out In London that arbitration began to be men tioned and when a great meeting was held for that purpose In -Queen's Hall there I drew some criticism upon myself by re marking that America was by far better equipped for a brief struggle than the maternal government. Not only had a free military system of cadet schools and volunteer militia given a great deal of necessary training but the democratic principles of the land had more than dou bled the Individual 'value of army and navy. While I havo noted In Russia and elsewhere that men who have absolut-ily no reason for loving their fatherland are still imbued strongly with that mysterious emotion known as patriotism, no doubt can exist that the soldier who Is risking his life for things that he understands and that appeal to him directly the sol dier who may become as high In position as the highest of his commanders will fight as no other recruit can. And the re sults of the late war have proved the foundation of my belief. This has been a contest In which personal bravery and Individual heroisms have discounted even the superb work of the army and navy as a whole. "England Is not prepared for emergen cies so well as might seem to be the case with tho casual observer. Only ex perts can tell of the power of her navy and her armament, but that she lacks the impromptulty of the United States, des pite her standing force, there can be no doubt. I believe In the unity- of the two countries almost above everything else, and It Is possible that I may lecture on that subject. Further than this, I can give no definite information concerning my course while here. Saying that I have given up the project might offend Major Pond, who first suggested it, while the strain of today's travel has shown me keenly how hard it would be to journey about talking to the country in install ments of one night each. "Regarding my work and -that still means 'The Christian' little remains to be said, although I have talked to but a few on the subject, and many pf the In terviews published have been of doubtful verity. I was immensely pleased with the evident success attained by my play Friday In Albany "probably m'ore than most writers Would have been, for, while I have had a hand In dramatizing some of my previous works, 1 this is the first which I have essaye'd to do alone. Such an audience as the Empire Theater prob ably never held before Ussembled on the occasion of the first production 'of the piece, and its qualities Were not even dis puted by the representatives of a press that I am told has 'taken a most extra ordinary stand In the matter of dramatic criticism. f " 'The Christian' was not given its first production in England because of an ex isting agitation which It did a great deal to arouse there. Despite the fact that, recognizing that th& stage is a place for love stories rather !tran religious contro versies, I have eliminated all of that mat ter in my adaption there remain of neces sity, two or three characters to which British audiences might take exception just now. So, while nearly every theater and organization of consequence in Lon don was offered me for the production, 1 preferred to bring It here first. Negotia tions are now pending for Its representa tion In the United Kingdom, and that event will probably occur shortly. "The book aroused a storm In England and opened doors of combat between hlijh and low church that had really been ready to swerve when It was published Uehtnous journals attacked It bitterly, and I myself suffered from popular wrath or approval until, declining to make an swer to the criticisms offered, 1 packed u: my luggage and went to Rome. While there the agitation continued with In creased force, and many of the scenes of ioltnce I had pictured in my story from memory of Incidents of the sort that had occurred In my boyhood were repeated. Aitara wero not Infrequently desecrated. Insults wero offered to priests In the open streets and a controversy of words con tinued that assumed larger proportions almost dally. 'iwuch of the trouble was caused by people pretending to see well-known churchmen mirrored in such characters as that of Archdeacon Wealthy, and any. number of the JInes I had put Into the mouth of that Individual were attributed to prominent ministers In London. As a matter of fact, none of the people in 'The Christian' are anything mora than types Mended In my mind from unlimited sources, for a novelist Is not a reporter, and ho draws more from his store of knowledge concerning humanity than from his acquaintance with certain or distinct personalities. People often fit themselves to characters, for, while fic tion primarily plagiarizes from nature, nature often plagiarizes from fiction. Thus It was that many churchmen re sented, my Archdeacon hotly and to one of them I made answer. He had spoken at length on the character and had re marked that such a one was impossible that it never had existed, never would exist, and never could. To which I re plied tha; when the part was drawn and read In manuscript to a newspaper friend that gentleman had olalmed to recognize It. and I had been forced to exert con siderable influence to prevent him from wining an article in which he intended to Identify Wealthy with the very man who had called him Impossible. "Many Iilw Incidents occurred ifter the publication of 'The Christian,' several of them proito'tnreuly unpleasant. But, af ter all, a noeHst must take the bitter with the sweet, as do other men. Mean while I am, as you see, in America at work on a new book, of which I can say nothing more than that Its title Is not 'The Drunkard, as has been extensively rumored. Mr. Caine will remain in Washington all this week and perhaps part of next. He was engaged fast night In directing the rehearsals of "The Christian" at the National. Theater, where It will have It3 production tonight. ABOUT WAE SEVENTIES. CiiinmlNNloner Scott Talks of the Worlc of IIIh Hurenu. The recent ' decision of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Nathan B. Scott that the word "goods," as used In the act re ferring to shipments by express, refers also to shipments "of money, coin, bonds, securities, and commercial paper, not withstanding the fact that the express companies had been advised to the con trary by counsel, has been Indorsed by Attorney General Griggs and will bring in an enormous revenue to the eoffcrs of Uncle Sam. On receipt of Information of the deci sion the express companies at once no tified their agents throughout the coun try that they should thereafter require a 1-cent revenue stamp to be affixed to all shipments of the character described. There has never been any misunderstand ing or conflict in the interpretation of the law as regards money orders. The only question was as to shipments of money. In regard to this matter Commissioner Scott said yesterday that it had been de termined to issue a new form to bo filled up by the express companies, showing the volume of business transacted by thein since tho passage of the law on July I, requiring the affixing of adhesive revenue stamps on all shipments of coin, etc. These forms are called "assessment forms and are in the nature of an affi davit. To verify these forms and their contents, the Commissioner has been al lowed an addition of ten Inspectors, bringing his staff up to thirty men in all. These men are allowed $7 per day and actual expenses. "But," said the commissioner, "while it is certain that the revenue accruing from this source will mount Into the mill Ions, It is nothing in comparison to what the war revenue tax brings us in, for in stance, from the Stock Exchange of New York on puts and calls, the receipts from which frequently amount to $1S,000 a day. "J'hen there is a revenue coming In all the time and as yet uncollected, but which is being carefully looked after by our Inspectors, and that is the revenue from beer shipped in advance by brewers In anticipation of the tax Imposed by the act of June 14. "Few people have any Idea of the amount of business that has been im posed upon the department by war reve nue duties. After the passage of the act of June 11 requiring the affixing of ad hesive Stamps to checks and other docu ments, the demand was so enormous that we Issued on an average 22,000,000 stamps a day. This number of stamps laid end to end would cover G17 miles, or an area of six acres. Now, supposing a man should be employed ten hours a day to affix them on documents and cancel them at the rate of two a minute, it would take him fifty-two years to dispose of the output of a single day from the depart ment. What do you think of that?" DANGER IN SODA. ScrioiiM Ilesnlt. Sometime Follow Its E3ccelve Use. Common soda is all right in Its place and Indispensable In the kitchen and for cooking and washing purposes, but it was never intended for a medicine, and people wlio use It as such will some day regret it. We refer to the common use of soda to relieve heartburn or sour stomach, a habit which thousands of people practice almost dally, and one which Is fraught with "danger, moreover the soda only gives temporary relief and In the end the stomach trouble gets worse and worse. The soda acts as" a mechanical irritant to the walls of the stomach and bowels and cases are on record where it accumu lated In the Intestines, causing death by Inflammation or peritonitis. Dr. Harlandson recommends as the safest and surest cure for sour stomach (acid dyspepsia) an excellent preparation sold by druggists under the name of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. These tablets are large 20 grain lozenges, very pleas ant to the taste, and contain the natural acids, peptones and digestive elements essential to good digestion, and when taken after meals they digest the food perfectly and promptly before it has time to ferment, sour and poison the blood and nervous system. Dr. Wuerth states that he invariably uses Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets In all cases of stomach derangements and finds them a certain cure not only for sour stomach, but by promptly digesting the food they create a healthy appetite, in crease flesh and strengthen the action of tho heart and liver. They are not a cathartic, but Intended only for stomach diseases and weakness and will be found reliable In any stomach trouble except cancer of the stomach... All druggists sell atuart's Dyspepsia Tablets at 50c per package. A little book describing all forms of stomach weakness and their" cure mailed frde by addressing the Stuart Co., of Marshall; Mich. se26,2S,30 Till PLATE PEODUGTIOH Domestic Manufactures Now Supply Home Markets. DIPOETS ON THE DECLINE PIjcureM Slioning the Renuirknhlc Development of uu InduHtry Whleh Wiim Prnetleullj- Unknown In America Ten Tearn Ago-Tlie United State Im Competing "With ForolBii Co rm trie Novr. The announcement that the former owners of the largest tin plate establish ment In the world have- disposed of their works at Swansea, Wales, and are about to establish a plant In the vicinity of Pittsburg adds interest to some figures just compiled by the Treasury Bureau of Statistics regarding the tin plate produc tions and Importations Qf the United States during the past decade, and In cluding the fiscal year just ended. Tin plate, as Is well known, was not produced In any considerable quantities in tho United States prior to 1S9L The tariff act placing a duty of 2.2 cents per pound on tin plate was enacted October 1. 1S00, and tho Governmenl statistics of tin plate production cover the period be ginning with July 1, 1801. The production in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1S32, was 13,G,719 pounds; in the following year, M,81G,2G2 pounds; in the year 16fl, 139,223,467 pounds; in ihe year 1S35, 193.S01.073 pounds; in the year 1835, 307,228,021 pounds; in the year 1S97, -MG,&S2,-0C3 pounds, and for tho year 1S3S it is esti mated by experts at 0,000,000 pounds, the official figures for the year not yet being available. Meantime the decrease In Importations of tin plate has kept pace with the In crease In domestic production. The im ports of the fiscal year ISM. were 1.03G.4S3,- 074 pounds, being much above the former average by reason of the desire of im porters to anticipate in importations the tariff rates imposed by the act which went into effect during that fiscal year. Those of the fiscal year 1S92 were 422.17G, 202 pounds: those of 1S93, C23,425.&52 pounds; those of 1834, 4SUG0.S26 pounds; of 1S95. 503,03S,U3S pounds; of 1S3J, 3S3,13S,923 pounds; of 18D7, 230.073,683 pounds, and those of 1SS3. 171,CG2,343 pounds. The following table shows In separate columns the imports and manufacture of tin plate during the past decade. Year. Import i i Jlinuftcturea (pounds). . (pound:,). 1S39 735,710.933 ' 1S30 GS!),00,025 - ISrt 1,'35,&J,0.4 1SDI 422.176.202 13,01 J,7I9 1SOJ t23,4io,02 99.M9.20I 1SUJ 434,160,328 13J.2f3 4j7 1895 MS,0.5S,13S 103. 01.073 1STS 335,133,033 30i,'58.6U IS7 S30.073.tSJ 44C,03.,C6: 1S98 171,002,345 WO.OUO.iOJ Ejtimsted. It will be observed that in each year since 1S92 there has been an annual in crease of about fifty per cent in produc tion of tin plate In the United States, and that since that time there has been a steady fall In Importations until those of 1S9S were but about one-fourth of the average annual importations prior to the date at which the manufacture of this article in the United States began. The decrease in tho amount of money sent out of the country in the purchase of tinplate is even more strongly marked than that relating to the importations. Tho value of the tin plate imported- in 1SS3 was $21,222,053. while that for 1S33 was but $3.S00,14S, being but about one-sixth of the amount sent out of the country for this purpose in 1SS9. The following table shows the value of tin plate imported into the United States by yearsi from 18S9 to 1SSS, and the aver age value per pound. It will be observed that the average price per pound has fall en over thirty-seven per cent since 1S91. Average Year. Value, price (cts. per lb.) ISS) ?21,C22.653 iO l&X) 20,92S;150 3.1 ls91 35.740,020 3.5 1392 12,315.532 2J 1S03 17,5e5,Gt0 2.S ISUt 11,9C0,51S 2.5 1S95 12.144,050 2.4 1S90 8,95J,C5S 2.3 1897 5,344,3S 2.3 1393 3,103.113 2.2 The only Important field left in the United States to foreign Manufacturers of tin plate Is that occupied by the plate used In manufacturing articles for expor tation. The law permits a repayment of ninety-nine per cent of the duty on Im ported tin plates to persons who use the plate in manufacturing articles which are exported, and exporters of coal oil, can ned meats and similar articles utilize considerable quantities of foreign tin plate In tho manufacture of their cans used in exporting these domestic products. This consumption of tin plate for the manufacture of articles which are in turn exported amounts to about 135,000,000 pounds per annum. Having almost completely supplied the homo market for tin plate, our manufact urers are now beginning to turn their at tention to the foreign market, and during the past year have made a small but promising beginning in the exportation of their domestic production of tin plate. Tho following table shows the exporta tion of American tin plate during the past nine months: Poinds. December, 1S97 4.1J1 January, 1893 3,54 February, 1893 2,c4l Jlarch, 1S93 io April, 1S93 520 May, 1893 2,474 June. 1S03 2,770 July, 1S93 1,5:0 August, 1S93 10,414 Total , 32.S07 A Prieat'H BIfi- Strike. (Vancouver corrcspcndenc St. Louis Rp"jblic.) Advices, received here today by the steamship Allowera, from Sydney, Aus tralia, say a great sensation has been created throughout the antipodes by the dls-eovory near Lake Wynn of a gold nug get weighing 115 pounds and valued at $32,000. The nugget was found by Father Long, a Catholic missionary. News of the discovery spread, and six thousand per sons assembled outside Donnellan's tav ern, at Manowana, AVest Australia, Au gusi 10, to listen to the priest's story. Father Long said that he had been placed in an enviable position regarding the nugget. He termed it "sacred" and "golden sickle," 30-calIed because it had been fouiid by him as the agent of a uir, bedridden but faithful parishioner, who had been visited by a spirit, which told him where the gpld cpuld be found. The "sickle of gold," it was added, had once before been possessed by men. Fol lowing the directions of the parishioner, Father Long found the sickle-shaped nug get. It was lying, unsullied and untouch ed, six feet under ground, a quarter of a mile from the nearest lake, on the Kar nalpl Road, leading out of llanowana. There was a wild stampede of prospect ors to the scene. Every vehicle Tvent tear ing at breakneck speed along the road, and before the day was out thousands of men. women, and children were digging f-ir precious metal. Up to the time the ste mer sailed, however, there had been no fresh discoveries. Father Long's nugget Is shaped like a sickle, and looks as if it had been pol ished by some goldsmith. The gold Is of tho finest quality. Some believe that the cave of pirates has been unearthed, and that the bedridden man who claimed to have been visited by a spirit possessed the secret of the hidden wealth. AMIJSE3IESTS. National. SPKCIAh AXXOlTi'CEJlENT. TONIGHT FORMAL DEBUT AS A STAK OF VIOLA ALLEN, In Hall Olne's Adaptation of His Famous Novel, THE CHRISTIAN, Supported by a Company of Superb Talent, ilagnificmt Special Scenery. . Next Week Broadhu-st'i Oleeful Plenitude, "WHY SMITH LEFT HOME." ACADEMY P0FULA pri:es- WED. AND SAT. MATS., 25 and 50 CENTS. Brilliant Production of AN ENEMY TO THE KIKjD. 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For Alexandria and Arlington, tTery 45 noia utea. LOUND TRIP to Mt. Vernon, itcIudinR Alex trdria and Arlington. 60c Alexandria only, ,25c. Arlington only, 20c Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Rj. TO GO TO PORTO BICO. . Dotiiiiints Will Leave Xevr York Un der 3Ir. Vanilcrlillt'H Auspices. Under the auspices of the New Tork Botanical Garden Directorate an expedi tion will shortly be dispatched to Porto Rico to study the flora of the newly acquired United States territory, and to send back specimens of its plants, flowers and fruits- Dr. X. Z." Britton is the In stigator of the movement, and Cornelius Vanderbilt has volunteered to bear Jhe expense of the scientific investigation. The plan of the expedition Is Dr. Brit ton's own. In his own words, "there is nothing too good for New York." and the specimens that will be obtained in Porto Rico will be of great value. There is very little known of the flora of the Isl and, he says. There Is hardly a specimen in any of the botanical museums o'f the country, and there are few. If any, in Europe. Believing that the work of fill ing this lack could not be begun too quickly. Dr. Britton wrote to Mr- Vander bilt and received his favorable repIy.J The details of the expedition are not yet fully arranged. A. A. Heller, an experi enced collector, and a man regardedc as thoroughly capable of doing the work, will be engaged. Mr. Heller has recentfy returned from a trip to the Hawaiian Isl ands, where he made a thorough stud? of the flora of two of them, and the Botani cal Garden in New York now has a set of the speciments he collected. Upon reaching the island pack mules will be obtained; and means provided' for taking the party and the collecting- outfit into tho interior. The oufit will consist largely of drying paper for the dry speci mens, and formaline for those that are to be preserved In a natural state. "For maline is a satisfactory material for this purpose, as it can be taken dry and 'pre pared as it Is needed. Six months" work. Dr. Britton believes, will enable the party to do Its task thoroughly. He expects possibly some things entirely new may ba discovered. , . The specimens with the notes will be sent back to New York from time to lime, and the whole will form the basis of a work that will be published the following year. The collection when it Is complete will. Dr. Britton say3, bo another step In the road the museum Is traveling to ward a condition where if will be re garded not only by New York, but by tho whole country with genuine pride. Mr. Heller Is expected to return within a few days from Arkansas, where he has been making a study of the flora of that State, and a set of these specimens will also enrich the museum collection. There are already there some 13.003 specimens collected by Dr. P -A. Rydberg. who-made an expedition with two assistants Into the State of Montana last year. This ex pedition, which was absent during an en tire season, was under the patronage 'of William E. Dodge, one of the directors of he garden, who paid the expenses. TRY GRUH-0! TRY GRAiH-0! A !: your G rocer today to alio w you a paok age of GKAlN-O.tUe nw food drink thai lakes the place of coffee. The children ina? drink it withoottnjury as well as tie adult. All who try it, like It. GRAIN-O has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, bnt lb is riindB from pure grains, and thu most deli cate stomach receives it without distress. Ono-quarter tho price of coffee. 15o and25 Dcr piicUazu- Bold by all sroccrd. Ja'-"-U ')