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W THE WASHINGTON TIMES--" PART 2 TTASHrETGTOy, D. 3)., STJDY MORNIKG, APRIL 28, 1895. For -sale by the leading Kro- J. Ed. Mattora. 436 7t Et. nw. 33 F. Davis, 9tb and Q sts. nw. John Pcbwinghummer, 409 7th evt. Nicholas Ki'Twr, Burnings, D. C. Parklm & Gllrnan. Takoma, D. 0. IV. A. Joyce, 1301 G st. iiw. A. G. Osboni, Brichtwood. D. C. John F. Green, Takoma. D. C. TVm. L. Folimau, Takoma, B. C. X.ay & Yorteiibt'Jmer, Takoma, D. C. "Wm. Hopkins, 913 V St. nw. Mr. Ellis, 1G07 12th st. nw. M. J. Bayard. 432 12tli st. nw. B. Shore 1222 Md. avc. ue. H. A.Kflsnii, 1420 Howard ave. nw. Jas H Clark. 20 14 14th Et.mv. E. Alden. C20 N fct. nw. W.A.Tory, 1401Gth and Q.nw. Mr Alexandria. 2040 lOthst.nw. M.Grove,3GUiadMst Georgetown. B. V. Itme, 928 7th fit.KW. J H. Webber, 4th and H no. B.E. Smith. Charles White. 1P11 26th mv. Mrs. Johnson, SD00 Mst.nw. Herman BreiFtine, G07 D ft P J.Mav,1340S2dst .Georgetown. Mr Matting, at Brigbtwood. Van Horn & Cook, at Bright wood. Mrs.Bobn,1400Md.av.ne. U. C HardeH, -G14 N st. nff. C. W. ChaiMiian. 036 G st. nw. Hutchison & Co.. 740 10th st. nw. A. Fincham. Kr31 Corcoran 6t. uw. D. J Koach. 101 1, st. nw. W. T. Cook.1014 1st st. nw. Mrs. Bowie. 054 C st no. 1C. T Btakelr. 700 4th st. so. P. Sullivan. 214:33 St. 6W. Thos. TvreU. 230 4 1-2 Bt. sw. Craycrost & Coombs, 715 Fla. ave. W. T. Murphy. 10th and L sts. nw. 3J. W. Coombs. 459 Q st. nw. Chas. Butte. 1820 7th st. n-w. T J. Rosenberger. 1231 7tb st. nw. Mrs. Scbutley. 112b 8th st. nw. P. B Otterback. 1104 11th St. eb. C. I. Misell, 1200 11th st. se. Mrs. T. H. Brooks. 1202 11th st. se. M J. Sheehan. 1250 11th St. ec Mrs. Harbin, 1332 11th st. se. Wm. 1) Knur. Anacostia. D. C. W. 1L Tnislow. Anacostia. D. C. T. E. Itearden. Anacostia. D. C. H. B. Dariinc. Anacostia. D. C. R. F. Bradberrv. TwinincCitv. D. C. .IuIihf Wahl, Twining City, B. C. H. Thunnan. TwinmcCity. D. C. t, Hubbard. 14th and C sts. se. . Skoiley, 14th and A sts. so. . E. Bitto. 15th and G sts. ne. Josiah Kleab. 111G Bladensburg Road. G. A. Bartbol. 1422 lid. avo. C. B. McCan. 1000 Bst. ne. W. H. Metzler. 10th and Bsts. ne. Jamos Plant. 1000 B st. ne. I. L. Hammack. 6th and H sts. nw. 0. II. Clifford. 23G H st. nw. A. M. Douclas. 245 II sr. nw. T. J. Bowney 1130 N Cap. st. nw. W. K. Brown, cor. N. J. ave. and L, Bt. nw. J. R. Bavis & Co.. 100 M St. sw. John I. Gundhng.cor. 11th and Ufit nw. W. H. Boll. 201814th st nw. J. J. Caylor, 1033 6lh St. nw. A P. Gelor.cor. 13th i H st. ne. John Taylor, cor. 14th &. W sts. nw. Wm. A. L. Huntt.8014 l-2st.8W. B. Ellis, cor. 3d & A ne. T. Havdon, 511 6th st. ne. J. T. P. Perry . 9 11 E. Cap. st ne. L. F. Palmer. 6th & E st. ne. J. J. O'Keefe. 1425 H st. ne. J. JirPcjrco . 1409 H st. ne. Mrs Nealon.1403Hst.iie. P. Talbert. 1380 H bt. ne. ti. M. Oliuedinet, Btrniiings, B. 0. P. Ki-iini-dy, 9th and B ue. P. 11. Wilson, 7th and JC nw. Wm. II. Bunkborst. 1005 7tb, cor ner N. Y. ave. A. L. Bchnltze. 455 Penn. ave. nw. N. J. Butttou. 242 lstnw., and 460 La. ave. nw. G. Rlnnl, 135 B St 6e. T. A. Rover, corner N. Cap. and H sts. ne. C. Giullana. P. Giirtiana. P. O. Doughau. cor. 4t)i and I sts. nw. Jos. Potesrnat Chas. S. Willis. 521 10th st nw. John L. Benham. 603 Pa. ave. nw. W. A. Hamer. cor. 8th & L. sts. se. II. W. Bowline. 519 7th sw. J. T. Fowler, Anacostia. W. H. Briukley. Anacostia. W. H Forrestou. F. W. Bt?rgmau. Anacostia Grocery & Provision Co John P. Baker. 153 Bst se. F. Hunn. 803 H st ne. John Shea. Md. ave, Ivt 6th & 4 1-2. Ed Fitzjrerald. 2d and G sw. Frank Leonard. 1st and R sw. J. R. Goodrich. 8th and F sw. J J. Baly. C, bet. 13 1-2 &14tb. E. Hpalm. 6th and L, sw. John Yountc. 9th and C se. L. F Lusby. 8th & E. Capitol. P. A. Cudmore. l6t. bet. B and 0. Tucker Bros.. 1st and F ne. Kate Foley. 2d and K. John Sellers. 320 C st nw. Louis. Lucke. 1129 7th nw. Wm. Mortons. 439 N nw. Gatton & Hyatt. 4th and N nw. F. G. Bavidsou. 6th and Q nw. A. H. Plitt. 6th and Q nw. Mre. M. Quilter. 7th & Graut ave. J. G. Preinkert. 1710 7th nw. Loilis Gimdlirur. 15th & Sansomnw. A. II. Wells. Hyattsville. Md. B. E. Klejis & Co.. X. J. ave. & R, A. S. Clark. 7th & Florida ave. nw. J. Hall Semmes. i2Ui &. H sts. nw. F. Huhn. 803 H st ne. R. E. Dittoo. 15th and Gales ne. Geo A. O'Hare. 1420 7th st. nw. C. W. hummers, 14th & f sts. ue. w . H. Horseman. 124 4 1-2 st nw. J. J. Spauldius: & Co.. 1331 Md. ave. James BBonnellv, 14th and I sts. Geo. M. Bteel, nth and T fits, nw Geo. Russell, 622 H 6t lie. Holm. Bros. 1st and E nw. 8. C Bowers, li ui and E sts. nw. B Murphy. 4th and O sts. nw. w- T. Reed. 19th and Pa. ave. nw. R. A. Walker & Bon, luoo 7th st. nw" C. F. Montcorhery, 1506 7th nw. B. B Taylor, 7th and R. I. ave. J. H. Schultze. 2913 M st Mickle's. 1004 7th nw. 3aeeler & Caspar!. 1309 7th nw. W. R. Ramsey. 489 Pa. ave. nw. H. I. Meader. 535 8th st se. Chas. w. Kemmos. 3d & E. Capitol. J. I. Bowney, Alexandria. Va. J. P. Rico's Sons, Alexandria, Ta. Robert Murphy. Alexandria, "Va. K. Ouinn. Alexandria, Ya. John Kessler. Alexandria, Va. Richard Murphy, Alexadria. Va, Peter Hall, Alexandria, Va, J. Lawson, Alexandria, Va. H.B Pulman, Alexandria, Va. W. II. Cook & Co., Alexandria, Va. B. B. Smith, Alexandria, Va. M. Bowney, Alexandria, Va. T. F. Burrows, Alexandria, Va. :j S. 11 Kaicor, 8th and R sts. nw. 33 Geisler. Sth and R sts w. C A BinRley, cor. 10th and K nw. J A Carpenter. 1230 4 1-2 st sw. I P J Healey, 929 1st bt. ne. C It Hooper, you b. u. ave. se. II Beute, 935 1st st ne. Mr. Smith, 45 G bt. nw. E Price, G33 L st sw. E M Redman'. 155 G se. Mre Ewin. 301 B se. J. T Jarboe, 12th anil S. C. ave. so. Wm. Bowney, 21 K se. Mrs Rantry, G2G I sw. E. S. Bradshaw,II and Watcrsw. W. A. Gip.on. 1108 Water sw. Miss S Humphrey, 418 11th sw. E. F. Hill, 12th and C nw. Young &. Bro., 123 G nw. Mrs. Johnson, 49 II ne. 0. JI. Hoover, 700 9th nw. Lay & Vertcnhelmr. Takoma, Wm. L.Follrner,Takoma. John F. Green, Takoma. A . G. Obborn.Bnphtwood. W. A. Joyce, 1301 G st. nw. Parkins &. Gillraan, Takoma. Nicholas Hejser. Boiuiiiif;s, B. 0. E. F. Bavis, 9th and Q. 1. Ed. Matteni. 436 7th st nw. John SchwiiiKhammcr, 409 7th nw. W. A. Miskell. 3014 14th St. nw. S. J. Gardner. 1209 H Bt nw. Hart &Hicsins.cor. 11th andlBtnw. McNett&Bro..ll20Kst.nw. P. Murphy. cor. llth&.P st.nw. T.MoMabon,152311thstnw. Benham & White, cor.8th&Ssts.nw. W. B. Grove, cor. 9th and Florida av. nw. W. L. Mathews, cor. 10th& Ssts.nw. A. A. Wircfield.215 13 1-2 st. sw C. Z Posey, 215 lOthst.sw. C. H. Posey, 10th and F st sw. E. S. Stevens. 602 10th st sw. W. G. Ellis. 13th & C St. sw. F. Rocerson & Co., cor. Md. ave & 11th st. sw. H. B. Knicht. 601 4 1-2 st sw. A. C. Straner. BemUncs. B. G. C. M'drtledorf, 1101 G1U st ne. , C. McKinney, 17 th and R sts. nw. B. J. Buckley, 527 21bt st. nw. I. M. Spahn, 912 N. H. ave. Mrs. Charles Colburn, 922 27th nw. Mrs. Spiliman, 2229 G st. nw. Mrs.K. Conroyd, 1227 Potomac ave. B. T. Bonohue. 11th and B Ets. ne. Z. Turner. 716 12th st nw. Kuck & S irons. 1 1th and W sts. nw. Mrs. Carson, 511 L st. sw. R. Q. Ryder, 1605 H st ne. J. T. Jarboe, 12th and S. C. ave. Wm. H. Maxwell, 404 5th Et nw. Sparrow Bros., 806 N. Cap. fit Thos. Settle. 5th and L Bts. nw. Orrison. 109 1-2 4-12 et sw. M. J. Lons, 4 1-2 and N sts. sw. J. Brady, 345 M st sw. Hudson. 100 Mst sw. B. B. Barden, 10th and C Bts. EC C. Hart wis, 13 N. Cap. St. W. B. Wheeler. 733 7 th st nw. Facau Bros., 912 22d st nw. John Key worth, 9th and B Ets. nw. B. R. Neall, 1547 7th st nw. Jas. Smith, 1604 7th st. nw. S. R. Tinkler, 1700 7th st nw. F. E. Barjracnl, 1746 7th st nw. F. W. Spiess, 3748 7th Bt nw. C. G. Zanser, 1802 7 th st nw. C. Myers, 326 Pa. ave. nw. W. H. Ncal. 1007 4 1-2 st BW. S. S. Shelly, 1923 7i st nw. H. S. Haiirht, 11th and S sts. nw. Mount & Hon. 10th and Mass. ave. Mrs. Markolff, 910 5th st. nw. It E. RorxTsou & Co.. 5Ui and A ne. Hillsdale Gro. Co.. Anacostia. J. B. Redd. Anacostia. J. E. Nally. 1000 Ga. ave. John H. Gates. 1227 11th St. se. Kate Foley, 1st and R sts. nw. Mre. Brown. 80 Jackson St. W. T. Asliby. cor. 3d and E st Mrs. E. BonoKhue, 36th and N. Henrv J. Schultze. 3008 M St. nw. C. W. Cornwell. Hijrh st. nw. PratluT & Waters. 12th and O sw. Jas. M. Benty. 6th and H nw. W. S. Morrison. 6th and I nw. A. C. Strauss. Bennincs. B. 0. R. E. Lniiham. Good Hope, B. C. A. O. Brady. Anacostia, B. 0. W. E. Reynolds. 3244 M nw. G. W. Golden. 1034 20th nw. Edwd. McNey. Oxen Hill. Md. B. Elmer Ridcely. 9th & Q 6e. John Appict. 1303 1 1th se. Fresh Bros.. Rockviile. Md. Albert Kinc. Rockviile. Md. R. A. Shacklette. 1100 15th ne. II. W. Banlinc. 519 7th sw. J. M. Clark. 4tb and B ne. ' H. H. Elliott. 1520 14th st nw. R. E. Potts, 3d and F nw. B. A. Weiss. 5tb and Ridce nw. R. F. McCormick. 3d and C "60. R. E. Miles. 3d and A ne. Mrs. M. O'Toole. 1115 14th nw. J. W. Weber. 4th and II ne. John II. Ontrich, 6th and H ne. J. M. Buckley. 21st and M nw. 3. L. Wood. 6th and Q sts. nw. Wm. A. Lazeiiby, cor. 1-2 & G sta, J. C. BeAtley. 708 7th St. sw. S. L. Benty. 26 L st se. S. L. Benty. cor. 3d & M sts. sw. Peter Mesmer. corner 5th & B se. Lewis Hoelmann. cor. 28tb and 0. Beckley. 2519 M st P. Ebriiiffer. 2516 P st M. Roberts, cor. 23d and M sts. M-s. Coleman. 1237 25th st. Mrs. Buehler. 1140 19th st Reid & Co.. cor. 22d and B. W. E. OhlliiRer. cor. 26th & F eta 3. F. Arabia. 33d and Q Eta. Mrs. Younc, 1230 33d bt. AV. C. Rosenbusch, 32d and Q st Mrs. McCarthy. 1678 Valley st John Shriner. cor. 34th and R sts. H. Rackey. 3729 M st J. F. Birch, cor. 34th and 0 sta. J. H. Beckwell. 34th and P sta. J. H. Bailey, 34th and P sta. E Ellis. Canal Road. M. Borsey. cor. 37th & Prosnect M. Heinrich. 1250 25th st TOSpeCU M. O. Connor. 1108 25tb st. R. T. Boswell. 1004 K st se. ?t I&Iley S9,r; 4tn nnd ets. II. Sidney, 124 1-2 3d st. so. A. Beck. 1218 2d st. se Mrs. Pittis, 1353 S. Capitol Bt B. Thrif. 2924 M st se. - C. H. Mitchell. 101 M st. se Mrs. WInestlne. cor. 1-2 and" M Be. Sam Brown. 24 M st sw. J. C. Stowe. 133 L st sw A. Jackson. 217 2d st. sw. " M. R. O 'Sullivan. Alexandria. Va, Norton EntwiBle.Alexandria.Va F. L. Entwisle, Alexandria, fa. T.Kelly,. Alexandria, Va, P. Pulman & Co. , Alexandria. Va, P. R. Evans. Alexandria. Va, C. R. Bavis. Alexandria, Va. A.Breirus.Alexandria,Va, J. S . Miller, Alexandria, Va. Thomas Travis", Alexandria, Va. C. C. Petton, Alexandria. Va. ASK YOUR JOBBER FOR IT., J -7 Life's Sad Story Graven in Bnonze, Mystery of a Monument in Rock Creek Cemetery. James G. "Blaine's Last Resting Place; Marked Only by a Blasted Tree. f Probably Washington has less ro mances in its history than any other city of its Eizc, but Just outside of the town limits is something that has furnished food for considerable speculation among tho people who are attracted to the spot by the odd stories that have been woven about tho place. Everyone who visits the Rock Creek Cemetery has noticed a peculiar gravc Btono that seems marked by a weird eccentricity, and few days go by that people do not call tho porter, to be directed to a monument that is known as one of "Grief." Just outsldo of the Soldiers' Homo one drives into the city of the dead in all its springlike robe of green, and the row of whAo tombs are like snowdrifts against the emerald tint of the sod. On a tmall swell in the ground is a large plat, which is tho spot where rests a woman whose GRIEF MONUMfc-NT AT husband has mado her known to fame by his taste in the stone that rises over her body. , The sod is npt fashioned into any mound, but Is as 6iuooth and level as a iloor, while about ten feet .away, .iipI ju'iniug in a semi-circle before the hhaft, is a beautiful bench of highly polished Quincy granite of massive make, and at She ends it finishes off in richly carved c'mvs that support the seat. Probably tw.ity peo ple could find rest on this i.eat :.t one timo. A EIFE STORY IN BRONZE. The Btone that marks the head of the grave is also of the glossy pink hue of the granite which forms the bench and on the back are two wreaths entwined, while the face has a large rough block of gray granite before it. On-this block rests an almost lire-sized figure of bronze. It represents a woman whose form is shrouded in a mantle which covers her head and falls in graceful folds about her feet. Time hasdarkcnedtbemetal anditisalmost black in some places while in others it still gleams with the original tint, of the bronze. The face is in a severe and thoughtful repose as if brooding over some'u nut terable Borrow and the head rests upon one hand while the other lies in the lap listlessly. The whole attitude is one of somberncss and Eends a chill over the spectators, for the darkness of the shrouded figure stands out in base relief against the stone witji dis tinctiveness of a silhouette and in its sorrow ful, broken-hearted attitude looks like oneofthefate8intheoldenmytliology whose duty it was to clip the thread of life. No name is carved on the stone and as far as any information can be obtained from the spot, no one would know to whom the monument is erected, but the man in charge give8all inquirers a tale of the place that is very likely absolutely true. By many it Is said that some years ago a lady was married to a man while her heart wasin the keeping of another. FICTION AND FACT. And she pmed away for the lover whom she had deserted. The husband learned of the state or the case, and delighting In tor menting his wife in her agony of remorse, was not content to make her miserable in lire, but pursued his revenge beyond the tomb, and over her lifeless clay had a rigure placed, which he desired would rep resent Nemesis. This tale has been published in papers in other cities, but is likely a fabrication, Tor the real story is strange enough. According to the porter, the grave is that of a -lady whose husband is a well known mapjn town, having a home on K street In a very fashionable quarter, and one of wealth and highly cultivated taste. He spends most of Ids time with his books or in travel, aud mingles but little in the brisk life of the city. Some time ago his wife, to whom he had been married but three years, died under very peculiar circumstances. She was rondofphotographing.andhavingnofamlly tocareror.and wilhanabundaneeofmeans, she would devote most of her time to this fad. in her home she had a dark room fitted up and it was filled witli all the necessary appliances to enable her to do her work in the best manner. Here she kept all of her drugs used In photography, aud hero her whole time was practically spent. BHE TOOK P0I80N. Her health was poor and sho was obliged to tafie a great deal of n - d.clne to keep up her strength, but tho bottles she placed In the same chamber as that in which tho chemicals wero preserved. One day a servant going int o tho dark room rotnd her sitting in her chair dead, and examination proved thatshohad taken somo drug used in developing the prints, and this bad killed her while alone in the dark. Whether this was by mistake or taken with the idea of ending her life, no ono can iay Butras she was of a very morbid dispo sition, many are apt to' credit the story that her death was the result, of willful poisoning. Just what are the facts In tbo "Case will never be known, but tho husband deter mined to placo a fine monument over his wife. Of his taste in erecting such a mys teriousliffalr, there is but one opinion. ht Gnndnns. tho Kcnlntor whoso dpslcna for the figure on our coins were rejected by tho Government as improper, traa tho man chosen to fashion the forhi, and ho cer tainly did it well The husband often visit Ert ho 'rave, butlf bo eeoa that any ono ia looking at it, ho w 11 turn away and walk nbcut until tho stranger departs. Ho isa YciyiJccullQrnian, morbid fctid. reticent, and no ieo teenia to understand his motive in tho placiiig of Mich a tomb oyer hla wife, - Tho husband JublstH that tho figure ie that of "Peace," but it is known by tho namo of tho "Grief" monument, and all visitors inquire for tho place of thut namo. IIAHKKD BY A BLASTED TRUE. James O. Blaine CIiohcb TIiIh Symbolic Monument uh ti TombHtonc. (Written for The Times.! Of nil the nmuy places of mournful inter est in aud about Washington, the ono spot to which the most visitors Tesort from all parts of the country is the grave of ROCK CREEK CEMETERY,- James G. Blaine, of Maine, in Oak Hill cemetery, oiuGeorgetowp Heights. Itis notadorned by anj" sculptured monu ment or ambitious martye- shart. Iu fact, it is marked by no hcadstonp at alt, how ever modest, but merely by an lnsigiilfieant tablet 'at the" foot, and a blasted "hjekory tree, Jiveu by lightning, at 'the head In token of the strange fatality that blighted his career. Save for this, there is no sign that one of the nation's greatest dead lies there. Not even af mound or mouldering heap of earth breaks'the level or the sod, and noth ing whatever, 'except the jpsufftcient .sug gestion or the" foot-tablet indicates the identity of the sleeper below. This is not the result or neglect or indifference", but is rather in strict accordance? nd loyal com pliance witli the passed sfate&mairs own expressed wish. T The grave Is at the soutn'east end of the cemetery, near the foot ofthe terrace be low the vine-clad chapel, overlooking Rock Creek, flowiug through" a'dcep ravine, and Belair Heights beyond, traversed by Massa chusetts avenue extended. . Here rests all that lsnortal of James G.tBIalne, side by side with the remains or'his eldest son, Walker Blame, and or his eldest daughter, Mrs. Coppinger. The green sod above all three graves is leveled orf perfectly flat, according to a recent fashion'. The grave at the left is James G. Blaine's, with a sim ple little white marble foot-stone, four inches high, bearing in embossed letters merely the three initials, J." G. B. - In lieu or any imposing pillar or orna mental mausoleum, such ak one might ex- URATES OF JAMES G-. BLAINE, WAX.K.ER BLAINE AND AIRS. COPPINGER (IN ORDER AS NAMED, STARTING FROM THE LEFT.) pect to see, or stately figure of stone or bronze, or even an unpretentious head board, stands the gnarled hickory tree. It -was once a promising growth, but a couple of years before Mr. Blaine'B xieath it wasstruck by lightning during athunder storm and blasted at tho top. The splintered portion ot the trunk: ivas then Bafved off horizontally and the dam aged branches carefully trimmed, where upon the tree revived and now bids fair to attain a greeD old age. Next to this grave Is that of "Walker Blaine, marked by ahead piece and footstone. The .head-piece is a round-top slab of white marble, three feet high. Its inscription reads: "Walter ;Blatae, Bom AtAugusta.ilalnc, Alay,8, 1855; Died At "Washington, - January 15,1890. At the right ot this is the grave of Mrs. 1 Coppinger, marked by .a handsome Celtio cross of palo gray marble, four feet high, inscribed thus: To the memory of Alice Stanwood, Baughterof , " James G. Blaine, And wife of Col. J. J. Coppinger, U. S. A. "Born at Augusta, Maine, March 18, 18U0; Bled at Washington February 2,1890. This cross is erected by her sorrowing hus band. Tills lot was selected by Mr. Blalno upon tho death of his son Walker, aud when, a fortnight later, his daughter died, an ad ditional plot was secured. At tho time of the first purchase Mr. Blaino was impressed by the sight of the blasted hickory tree, and personally le qucsted Supt J. T. Motter, in charge of the cemetery, to let it remain, saying that on his own dtath he desired to be buried beneath that tree. "He pointed out the old trnj," Mr. Motter said yesterday, re lating tho incident, "and asked me to Bee to it that it was not destrojed, as he wanted it to stand for his only monument." This expressed wish was conscientiously re spected by hiB-family and carried out by tho managers of the cemetery, and now the tree, whether It lives or dks, is destined to Tcmain to dei:ote the last icsting place of James G. Blaine. Mr. Blaine's Idea was that nothing ould so fitly mark his own grave as tills tree. Tin fancy was altogether his, and to his mind the .blasted shaft, with its withered top, typified perfectly his own lire. In this the philosopher and student of political history may find pathetic and meluncholy material for speculation and reflection. Was it his per&onal ambition only that was blasted and blighted like the tree? Or, in addition, did the statesman Eec in it a symbol of Ids physical expe rience as well, and also an emblem of his heart's affections? Possibly all thne. It i3 well known that he actually did re ceive a sunstroke or paralytic shock in Washington Just before the eve of the Republican national convention of 1S76, which felled him prone to the earth as suddenly and completely, for the time being, a3 a bolt of lightning would have done. Aud from that fatal day, too, his bril liant fortunes began to decllue, and with them his darling hope of becoming Presi dent Threetimes was he doomed to defeat for the nomination to the Presidency in 187G, 1880, and 1892, and once, in 1884, to defeat in the election, under exasperating circumstances, after win ning the nomination. Then came his railing health, and close upon that hurried a host of family sorrows and bereavements that broke his heart The death of his favorite boa, Walker, was a stunning blow to him, likewise the death or Ins daughter, Mrs. Coppinger. Ills biidden resignation from the Harrison Cabinet and the prefcentation ot his name to the Minneapolis convention have since been regarded as the unconsidered acts or a sick man, loohe rrom his mooriugs. Then the quick illness and death of his son, Em mons Blaine, rrom the effects of overex ertion In his behalf at that convention, capped the climax or his woes. After that, except Tor his supportof the Ha rrison ticket In a public speech at Oplnr Farm, m Octo ber following, his retiremeut'as a broken Invalid was roiitir.uoua. A cruel, thwarting fate seemed to pursue him with remorseless enmity. He was indeed one of those "whom unmerciful dis aster followed fust and followed faster," until in his hopelessness and misery, all unuttcred, hib existence appeared to him like that of the tree in Oak Hill, blasted and blighted by a bolt rrom the sky. GRADUATED AAHY PUPILS. CloHinn i:xurelct of the Induntriul School of Peck Aleinorlul CliupcU The closing exercises of the eighteenth seml-annuat s'3Eion of the Industrial School, of Peck's Memorial Chapel, cor ner Trrenty-s-'ighth and M streets north west, were held in the chapol hall yester day. The hall was tastefully decorated. The exercises TVere opened with singing by' tho pupils of the school. Next followed the recitation or the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer by the older pupils, after which an address was made by Mrs. W. J. Rhecs, superintendent. Tin report of Mr. W. C. Pollock, secre tary, showed that there are enrolled 288 pupils, divided into thirty-four classes, in charge of twenty-six teachers. The aver age daily attendance during the session was 174. A short address was made by Rev. Dr. Tennis Hamlin, of the Church of the Covenant, iu which ho congratulated the superintendent, Mrs. Rhees, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Smith, the teachers and the pupils on die great aud userul work done duriug the session. Rev. Mr. Smith followed with a most appropriate address to the pupils, oaring special attention to the fact that throughoutthelrdailylivestheyshouldnever lose "a chance to drink often and deeply of tte cups of kindness and opportunity." The following are the prize winners: Under thirteen jears of age Misses Grace Collins, Florence Becker, Annie Hurley, Fannio Anderson, Etfie Heikerson. En titled to honorable mention Mamie Hein erkhelm. Ethel Boaiman, Lizzie Bureaus, Anna Boarman, Jennie KIdwell. Over Viirteen years Misses Katie Klock, Cora Ericksou, Gertrude Culier, Fannie Pasco and Mary Carroll. Honorable mention Lillian Haneke aud Annie Lewis. Special prizes were won by Rosa Maney.EvaTurne, Mertle Klock, Mary Scbaffer and Anuie Davis. At tho dote of the exercises refreshments wero served by the following committee of ladies: Mesdames C. E. Aspinwall, chair man, CV.Schaffer.MishesEditb Sutherland, E. B. Coyle, E. S. Jackson, Beatrice Samp Bon and Kate Bradley, i Notes From tho Courts. Alfred B. lies and wife yesterday sold the Morning and Sunday Herald and the Weekly Intelligencer to Eugene Boyens & Co. for $7,000. Tho cases of the United States against Gcorgo B. Robinson and Millie Peyt, alias Millie Dole, will be tried Monday in criminal court room No. 2. Annie 0. McCartney, Charles H. Par er, and John IV. Simms yesterday filed -ertlorari writs against the District for rhp nnrnnno nr hnvlni. n iinnni 4iiAnni taxes canceled. IjWide Awake 1 oe Refcailin The demand for Low Cut and Tan Shoes is so great that nearly every Wholesaler and Retailer is short of this very class of goods. Not so with us. Last winter, when the ground was snow covered, leather and labor were cheap manufac turers and workmen were fairly begging for work. We took advantage of the situation and piled in our orders for SummerShoec. In conse quence we are SELLING many of our seasonable Shoe lines for less to-day than other Dealers are BUYING similar qualities for. HERE ARE A FEW SHINING EXAMPLES: Lailiss' Low Shoes. Oxford Ties, .TulioCs, and Low Buttou, Hand-tvolt or Turn Soles, on tho prettiest shapes, of Boftest black Kid or lovely shades of tan. Present Value, S2.50 and S3. CliO PRICE, $2.00 Feather-weight Ties, of soft and durablo Black or 1 nn Leather, In all popular shapes. Present Value, S2. COR PRICE, $1.50 Comfortable, Serviceable Oxford Ties of good Dcnsoa. with patent tip3, or tau genuluo goat Present Va:ue, SI and St. 25. OUR PRICE, 75c. Child's Ten and Low Shoes, Misses' and Children's Itussot Uoat Boots, Patent Leather, lilack, Tan, or Whlto Saudala and lies. Present Value, Sl.aO. OUR PRICE, $1,00 jmm ' - 930 and 932 Seventh Street. 1914 and 1916 Pennsysylvania Avenue. 233 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast. !H HE COULDN'T STAND IT. Tho Knowledge That She "Was Frepnrod for All TlnierjrPiiol" TTnnerved Him. Once more had the tattles of the emotions goue against ilacallister ilcBhenny and h& was lying prostrate upon his shield on tho says the DstroitFree Press. lie had thought it was his day to triumph and had gone into the battlewlth the courage of a hero. Alas! how Utile we know to-day what is coming to us to-morrow; the sun may rise in joy complete, to setin completersorrow. Itiseverthusandnomancanstaythoband of fate. MacallisterMcIlhenny could not. that was sure, though he had had many opportunities for practice. "And do you persist in your refusal?" ho said, helplessly and hopelessly to the victress. "Assuredly," she icphcd, firmly. "Do you know wbatthatmeans?"heasked. with a dark suspicion Iuiking behind his trembling tones. "It means that I'm not going to become Mrs. Macalllster Mcll henny , I fancy ," she re plicd.with a light smile. "But to mo?" he asked hoarsely. "Well, no,l haon t thought ot that," was her indifferent reply. "Then let me tell you," and there was des peration in ids eyes and voice. "If you reject ms utterly I swear to you that I will do myself great bodily harm." "Not now," she cried, anxiously. "les," he answered, thinking sho was frightened. "Right here and now in your very presence." She braced herself .against the hard wood mantel. "All right," she said, quite composed. "Proceed with it. 1 have taken only ten lessons In the class In First Aid to the In jured, hut I guess I know what to do. Anyway, it will bo an excellent opportunity for me to put into practice what I have learned." This was too much, and MacallisterMc Ilhenny picked up his broken shield and Implements and warlike paraphernalia aud fled rrom the crimson field in the grratest disorder. Good Templar's Entertainment. The th reatenlng appearance of the weather lastMondayevening did notdeter a crowded house from witnessing the entertainment of Rescue Lodge or Good Templars at Me chanic's Hall, Four-and-a-half and G streets southwest. The chief templar of Rescue Lodge, Mr. "W. T. Italey, jr., acted as the director of the long and well-rendered programme, in which the following persons took part: Miss Lizzie Mitchell, Pror. N. E. Vowles, "W. S. McCollam, A. II. Frear, Mrs. M. J. Frear, Clara Kalstum, John M. McAvoy, "W. N. Hatton, Conway Taylor, Turner "Webster, Nellie Potts, Nona Henyou, Estelle "Wells, Percy Lowd, John b Reh, Maggie "Wierkom, Tiwia Call an, Llllle and Lydia Hatton, Sadie and Nina Uigdon and Ruth Cbipman. Relreshmeuts were then served toy the ladles of the lodge. The committee iu charge of this entertainment consisted of John T. Hatton, Lula Hatton, Henry P. Thomas, Daniel Donohue and J.'J.Haynes. Taylor's "Visions and Dreams." The many who have listened to ex-Gov. Bob. Taylor's eloquence will toe glad to know that he "will again appear at Met zerott's Music Hall on Thursday evening, May 0. His lecture Is a master-piece of pathos, humor and word painting. Only its autlior could deliver it, and it is one that could be heard a dozcu times aud still posscssa charm. Seats are nowon saleat MetzcrOtt's. Objection Aguinst Street Extension. Mr. A. K. Tingle yesterday filed a bill in equity against the District Commis sioners, asking that they be restrained from exteuding streets through Holmead Manor, as proposed in the plan of street exteuslou, adopted recently by the Com mlssiouers. Pure California olive oil, $1 per toottle. Pure wine vinegar, 15 cents per toottle. To-Kalon "Wine Co., 614 14th st. 's Low Shoes. Strictly hand-sewed Fine CalfaSln Tics, with Seel Backs, Best Patent Leather or Kangaroo 1 ioa, wide or pointed tcoa. Present Value, S4. OUR PRICE, sa.ooi Hand-sewed Welt Calf, broad-toe shape. Ties or Priuco Alberts, or genuino Kangaroo Tici Present Value, S3. 00R PRICE,i$2.50 ftien's Tan Siioss, . 10 different shapes 'Gem" hand-swed, llgnt or dark sbado. Tan Calf or Vfci Kid Laced and Gaiters. Present Value, S4-. .OUR PRICE. $3. 00 Boys1 Tan Shoes. Goud, shapely, serviceable Keolert or prlnp floel Soft Tan Laced bhoes. Present Value, S1.50. OUR PRICE, $1,25 'Fitting's our Forte." To please you, fit you, satisfy you, by making a trial order of one of those -$15 SUITS we make. Bettor tailoring than we put in them can't be bought. Best tailors make them, best cutters cut them yon say gwhat style they shall be. Tho cloths yon select from us are sure to bo to your HSlng. You like wbats new, -what's neat, what's stylish. And they'll wear. i We guarantee' ev erything we make. A1U work is done right here in town by our own tailors and under the personal su pervision of the firm a suf ficient assurance that itn be right. See all our spring cloths when you're down. qc & Fitz, C. R. McLaushlin, .M. P. Pitzsimmons, "Ninety-five" Tailors. Successors to Wanamakcr & Brown. 1003 Pa. Ave, Another Good Testimonial for the Good Samaritan Salve. The following was received from Scran ton, Pa., yesterday: Scranton, Pa., April 20, 1S93. Prof. I. H'Acjulno: It gives me great pleasure to recommend your "Good Samaritan Salvo" as a spe cific for diseases of the skin, itching, pdes and other annoying diseases to whfch your remedy is applicable. 1 can most cheerfully certify to its good effects on myself and family. FRANK WOODRUFF, Conductor D.f L. & W. R. R. Co., 131 Hyde Park avenue, Sorantoh.Pa. Lackawanna County, P,a, Sworn and subscribed before me tha6 the facts set forth above are true and cor rect. (.Seal) O. B. WRIGHT, Alderman -For sale by all leading druggists. Prof. JL. IT Aquino can be consulted free at 410 Sixth street northwest on 'dl skln diseases. Only twenty-three dnys reimiln In which to set n. Times gift book with, a monthly subscription. 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