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THE WASHrN-GTOT TOtES, SUIDAT, JUSTE 23, 1895. BLUM BRO 743-745-747 8thSt.SE. Great Remnant Sale. Just received direct from the mills a new supply of Remnants, y 10.00(t yards Jaconets, full yard wide, iu all the new stripes, piece pricet-12 1-Sc; Remount price 8 l-2c; lengths are II to 10 yardfa. 2,000 yards White Goods, plnids, checks; ttnpes and figure's; piece price 12 l-2cs Remnant price, G l-2c. 3.SU0 yards Sea Island Pcrcalos, an immense assortment of all the newest de signs; piece price, 12 l-2 Remnant price, 8 1-2C. S000 yards best kid finish lining Cam brics, all shades; piece price 5c; Remnant price 3 l-2c. Mason's Fruit Jars, yi&Ao of host quality white glass, Torcolain U&eg to:s Tints. Quarts. Tlalf Gal. Bflc per doz. 7Sc per doz. 95o per doz. Ice Cream Freezers. Warranted to jnafco good Ice Cream in ten einates. lee Cream Freezers, 3 quart $1.20 lee Cream Freezers, -A quart.... 1.49 Ice Cream Freezers, G quart 1.89 Wioicvf Screens. Door Screens. All styles of screens made to order. "Window Screens, willfit any window, 17c, Bciveu Doors, walnut finish, all sizes, 75c, Fancy Oak Screen Boors, all sizes, $1.21 lIwMiuito Netting, all colors, 35c per piece containing S yards. Men's Furnishings. $1 Taney Fercale bosom, Laundered EMrl, wjiIi cuffs attached; special sale GOc. &l Laundered Percale of Madras Cloth Starts, witli collars and cuffs attached; 6jecial sale, 50c. 26c Gauze Under Shirts, special price, 'lcc SBc Silk Embroidered Suspenders, patent wire buckles, nickel back, special price, 12a BLUM 743-745-747 8th St. SE. BS5g?!5?gSSS!Sg I Purify and beautify your complexion by cleans ing it of impurities. This is best done by a remedy that is harm less and yet potent to cure. Such is COOK'S BALM OF LIFE. Itnas beoa la use and prescribed ny plijrtcins for many years -with the beet results in all cased of lo- Prof. Coot hllity, Malaria, Dyspepsia, Consti pation, and Liver and Kidney '1 roubles. AT ALL DRUG STORES. Cook's Balm of Life, 1005 ESt. N. VV. 9 No Cooler Light Than 9 Electricity- V and no safer, cheaper or fi more reliable power. Call a V us up when yon think of Y ej putting in either. Wo fur- a y wish the current only. y f U.S. Electric Lighting Co. t SJSWTHST X W. 'rhcno.r?- 9 2-hurner Gas Ranges, $13 Up Although heronro theS-burn- cn and the -bnrnors at $30 and higher. Any of them will cook and bake without heating the house. Ga9 btoos, too If yon want them. Tho largest stock in the city is hero. Gas Appliance Exchange, 1428 N. Y. Ave. NO FEE UNTIL CURED. DR. CZARRA, C02 F Et. nw., "Washington, D. O. Treats all chronic, nervous and blood dls cases, alcoholism and opium habit SRJ3 CIALTY Kidnev and Bladder Trouble. Pfles. Tistula. Stricture. &c. PRIVATE Dises iiositively and permanently cured. Lost Manhood restored. Consultation free- Office hours 9 to 12 a m , 2 to D 30 p.m., C:30 to 8 p m , Sunday, -1 to 7 p. m. I Pr3ST BREWING CO.'S 1 m Milwaukee Beer a I IS THE BEST MADE. I W fTCIALLY GOOD FOR TA1IILY TJ3E. f I aashctox uraxch, Y W CC3-705 orth Capitol Street. I 'PHONE. 27i anll-ly T The Man Who Doesn't Jnsijro bis life is making; a grave ml-taki Sooner or later lie will KIi lit Iind taken out a policy wlMMiliilieultliniKlMrenstli Ilave von r er thought it over? Write to V. K. KAYiiOXD, GEN". AGT., TNI OX CEXTUAL LIFE XNSTJB AXCC CO., Cltcr. Acme Steam Laundry Has Removed from the Central Power House to corner Sixth and C Sts. N W. X MRS. P. D. WELCKER. lYoiir I Blood 1 His Jllllf Hatters of Interest to Organized Workingmen of the District. MEETINGS FOR THIS "WEEK. SUXDAY.JUNE23. L. A. 11-19, X. of L... Douglass Pro gressive Association or Steam Engineer Hall, 609 P street, 3 p. m. MONDAY, JUNE 24. L. A. 1C1-1, K. of L,., Plasterers Plas terers' Hall, Four-and-a-liair street and Pennsylvania avenue. L.. A. 17-18, K. of L... Carpenters and Joiners Harris Hall. Seventh and D streets. L. A. 122S K. of L., Plasterers' Lath crs Hurns Hall, Seventh and D btieets. Carriage M.ikers' Assembly Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street. L. U. No. 190, Brotherhood of Carpen tersHall, 425 Twelfth street. TUESDAY, JUNE 25. Federation of Labor Plasterers' Hall, rour-and-a-half street and Pennsjlvaiiia avenue. Building Trades Council Typographical Temple. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26. L U. No. 1 Carpenters and Joiners Hall, 419 Tenth street. L. A. 2031, K of L . Tin and Sheet Iron Workers Plasterers' Hall. Paper Hangers' Protective Union Harris Hall, Seventh and D streets. L. A. 1173 K. of L., Cement Workers nurris' Hall, Seventh and D streets. Electrical Workers Union No. 26 Sulto of looms, C09 Eleventh street. THURSDAY, JUNE 27. District Ash'yusly.KnightsorLabor Plas terers' Hall, Four-and-a-haHstreetaud Penn sylvania avenuu. Protective Street Railway Union Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street, 2 p. m. Plumbers' Association Elks' Hall, Ninth andPe:inslvanln avenue. Fresco Painters Hall, 1230 Seventh street. Galvanized Iron and Cornice Workers Hall, 737 Seventh street. Carp-nters Council Hall, 627 Massa chusetts avenue, FRIDAY, JUNE 28. L. A 179S, K. of L., Journeymen House Painters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D etreets. L. A. 4S96, K of L., Eccentric Associa tion of Steam Engineers Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street. Stone Cutters Association Costcllo's Hall, Sixth and G streets. L. A 1195, K of L., Tile Layers-Hall, 1316 E street, SATURDAY. JUNE 29. Cigar Makers Union, No. 110 Hall 737 Seventh street. FEDERATION OF LABOR. Promptly at eight o'clock President McIIugh let fall his gavel, which was re bponded to by representatives irom thirty two local labor organizations, at the regu lar weekly meeting of the Federation of Labor. laBt Tuesday night. The continued large attendance during the hot weather, is cited by the delegates as sufficient proof that the increased inter est taken in labor matters this year id unabuting. Tiie next meeting will close the present term and the roll book shows that the percentage of attendance exceeds, by far, any previous term iu the history or the organization. Theelectionofofficerstakesplaceou il c seund meet ing night m July; for ttiebenef It of theuiiiuforniHltit would t)LwclltoEa that tills is done so as to give ample time forall new delegates to be seated before the election takes place. Faperhangers precented the credentials of J S Doissry to take the place of E. W. Reitz, which were accepted. Under report of committees the chairman of the contract committee reported that on investigation of the work on the Droop building it was ascertained that non-union i plasterers were doing the work. Thlswasa 1 matter or surprise to the delegates a-?it was well known that the owner of the building had expressed the desire that union men ' fchould be employed on the work. It was fanner ascertained that the contracts for j work had been given out separately and not to one general contractor The committee i wasinstructed to visit theownerandinronn t her of the slate of affairs. The Labor Day committee reported that i all local organizations in this city except j tlioselhat denied admiSMon to tie Federation J had bi en invited to participate in the celebra i tion of Labor Day. The committee would i meet again next Tuesday evening at 7 30 I o'clock, when it was hoped tnat returns from the local would be in. At that meeting a call would lieissned fora conference with the local committees. The committee to wait on the manager of au evening journal recently placed on tho unrair list reported that an agreement had been entered into by the newspaper company and the joint committees of the central labor bodies. The company had agreed in writing to employ none but union men m the future, provided that the central tabor liodieswcmldde'clarealldifferencesmutually settled. The report of the committee was accepted and the agreement considered f-at-isfnctory so far as the Federation was concerned, and on the approval of the Dis trict the matter will be amicably setUed. Letters from the Bricklayers' Union, stated that the bricklayers had adopted stringent resolutions reflating to Kernan's Theater. In explanation to the letter the delegates stated that Mr. Kernan had em bodied m the specifications of hisnewhouso that no union men should lie employed. The sentiment of the delegates on hearing tins was to the effect that all organizations should pass Etnnge'iit rcfolutions similar to that of the bricklayers. Several delegates stated that their organizations had already adopted even stronger resolutions and the determination arrived at was that all the locals should go to work with renewed energy and show to their enemies what organized laborcould do when fully aroused. The Bricklayers recommended the plac ing of E. Ward and Henry Story on the unrair list, which matter was referred to the proper committee. Letters from the Bakers' Union, No. 18, entering complaint against Cundesheimer, of 2 17 Second st reet a nd Center and Lib rty Markets, was also referred to a committee. Complaint was also made against Mr. Steve Collins, the saloonkeeper, 205 1-2 Seventh street northwest, for employing non-union men on his premises. Letters from the Galvanized Iron Work ers, stating that the shops of William Whytc & Co., O L. Wolfsteiner & Co., E. J Hulse, A. S. Reavis, William Ycrkes, J. J. Harrington and D. W. Slockstill, were strictly union shops. The recent fatal accident whereby two members of the Cornice Workers' Union lost their lives, by tne lmpertect construction of a scaffold, aroused an earnest debate among thedelegatcs. Thedelegales thought that if the oft-repeated warnings and recom mendations of the Federation of Labor, for theproperprotectionofthelivesof workmen, liad been heeded, such accidents would liardly ever have to be recorded. It was decide-d to instruct the secretary of the Federation to request information from the Commissioners as to their powers in regard to this, and if they did not have this power, to solicit their co-operation in securing such Concressional legislation as would give them the power. The legislative com mittee of the Federation was also instructed to again take this matter in charge, so as to lie prepared when Congress convened. The "Employers' Liability Act," as prepared by the Federation and District Assembly legislative committees last year, which died with the last Congress, was discussed. During the debate it was stated that in nearly every State in the Union similar laws were in force and the contractors were held liable for the results of accidents shown to be due to negligence. The work on sewers at Fortress Monroe was reported. Several bricklayers from this city had refused to work on the Job on account of the contractor insisting on their working ten hours for a day's work, which is strictly in conflict with the pro visions of the contract, which stipulates that the work should be done incompliance With the national eight-hour law. The officers of the post laugh at the idea of labor organizations intimating that the law is being violated. They claim that the sanitary condition of the fort entitles the contractor to take advantage of the emergency clause of the law, and he has their indorsement to work his men ten hours per day. Tho organizations claim that if the work Is so urgent as they rep resent it, the nextra men should be em ployed. Again, if more nidi could not bo employed on the work at one time, then the contractor should work two or even three sets of men working eight hours each shift. But the opinion of the eielegates is that this contractor, like many others who seek to evade the law, prefer to work cheap labor ten hours per day for eight hours pay by putting up the plea that It is a case of emergency, and in nearly every case they are supported in this violation by Government officials. At the close of the debate the secretary was instructed to communicate the facts to the Secretary of War, and also to cor respond with the labor organizations at Norfolk, Newport News, and at other points rettuesting their co-operation iu securing evidence to prosecute this case, il the Secretary of War does not interfere. Several locals reported favorable action taken as to the celebration of Labor Day. DISTRICT ASEMBLY. Tho attendance of delegates at the weekly meetings of the D:strict Assembly of the Knights of Labor, like that of the Federa tion of Lab-ir, continues to be good and shows no falling off on account of tho hot weather. Tho meeting of last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule, for the at tendanee was even laiger than usual. The cause for this, however, was that a mat ter of great interest to the loeal assem blies was to be decided. The case at issue was, that of a piopositiou to reduce tho per capita tax to the assistance fund of tho District Assembly. Tills fund was created for the purpose of rendering aid to mcmliers of tho order when unjust im positions were imposed upon them, but to be used more especially in the event of strikes or lockouts. The harmonious relations at present ex isting, togother with amicable adjust ment of (Inferences between the organi zations and employes for several years, and the safeguards thrown around tho fund to prevent It fiom being need for other than its legitimate purposes, has had the effect of building it up till it has now reached upward of $25,000. As a neat little sum is i!eo accumulating from the interest, the proposition met with considerable opposition at Thursday night's meeting. Tho debate lasted sev eral hours. The opposers to the proposi tion viewed with alarm any reduction of tho tax. which, they stated, was but five cents per month per capita and hardly ftlt by the organizations. Those that favored the reduction were of the opin ion that with tho piesent standing of the fund tho tax could be f-afely lowered to 2 cents per month. The heavy taxation home by the locals was, they claimed, a bar which prevented many from join ing the order and drove them Into organi zations that were not encumbered with this tax. Again, it was argued that if the tax were lowere-d and the emergency arose, It could easily be put back to the prcse-nt rate. On the other hand, the difference between the present rate and the one proposed was but 3 cents per month, which was so small that as an inducement it could have but little effect. The opinion expressed that cheap or ganizations with i.o funds at then com mand stood helpless against oppression and could easily be starved into submis sion, as the experiences of the past fur nished many instances. But oppressors would move verj cautiously against an organization known to be well finan cially fortified As to raielng the rate of taxation when emergencies arose, it would then be too late, and would be a dangerous experiment. Other delegate were of the opinion that the "Assistance Fund" was the very back bone of the order in this District, .-Mid that if the existence of the fund and the pur pose for which it was intended was more widely known that it would be a lar greater inducement for those outside the order to join, than the lowering of the dues three cents per month could possibly have. The proposition was then put to the meeting for nction and resulted m a majority for the negative District Master Workman SSmimone read a letter containing a request for the District Organizer toconfer with a number of clerks, u-lio we're desirous of organizing a Clerks Assembly. The request was referred to the organizer. Letter was also read from the superin tendent of th public schools, extending an invitation to visit the exhibition of the manual traming work of the schools, at the Manual Training School, 023 O street northwest, on Saturday, June 22. The invitation was accepted and the District will be represented. The master workman then called atten tiontotheinlereslthatisbeiHgmanirestedby leadmg citizens in the proposed Labor Bureau to be established by the labor organi7atlonsofthiscity. Themasterwork- nian further stated that in an interview with Hon. C G Conn, of the Washington Times, he had been asked to explain the plan of the proposed bureau, which he had done; he had then been asket. if the bureau was onlj for the Knights of Labor; he had replied that the Knights or Labor was not founded on selfishness, and though the plan had originated in the Knights it was intended for all organizations alike. "If that's the case," said Mr. Conn, "If vou will accept of it, you can put my name down for one hundred dollars and yon shall have my earnest co-operation in assistance in establishing such a worthy institution " This announcement was received with applause by the delegates and the offer accepted. The secretary was then on motion In structed to convey to Mr. Conn, under seal of the District, tho appreciation of Ins offer. All of the organizations that had held meetings during the past week reported that the recommendation of tho central committee on Labor Day celebration to have a parade had been indorsed and th.it committees had iJeen appointed to mectthe central committee in conference to ar range detaiLs. The Bakers' Assembly reported that the election of officers of that assembly had taken place at their last meeting, with the result that a competent set of officers had been elected. Carpenters reported that Eisman Bros., clothiers, on Seventh street, were going to have extensive improvements made on their store, and that the firm had ex pressed a desire to have the work done by union labor. Plate Printers reported several initia tions at their last meeting, also that a conference would be held during uext week with the printers in the bureau not connected with the assembly. The executive committee reported that the Evening News Company had Stgned an agreement with the joint committee of the District and the Federation to employ strictly union labor. The agreement was accepted and the recommendation of the Federation to take that journal off the unrair list was concurred in, aud the agreement ordered to be recorded on the minutes. The violation of the eight hour law by a contractor at Fortress Monroe was reported and referred to the violation com mittee. The attention of the delegates was called to the jirize fights at Kernan's Theater and the other variety performances of that theater and severely commented upon. The opinion of the delegates was that the exhibitions were clearly a violation of police regulations, and that their contin uance did not reriect much credit to the police department of this city. The au diences coming out of that establishment had been closely watched of late, and it had been noticed that they were com posed principally of young boys In their teens, and in some cases cveu younger than that. Mcuh surprise was expressed that Mr. Howard in his work, "If Christ came to Congress," should have left immcntioned Kernan's Theaterinhiscategory of tliecity, forthedelegatesthoughtthaitheinstitutiou could hold its own with atiytliiug pictured in that book. The District Assembly will take hold of this arfair and endeavor to get the matter investigated by the courts. During the debate much praise was given to The Times and the Women's Christian Association, in exposing and putting a stop to thesnares and temptations offered to the messenger boyB in delivering messages on the south of the avenue, and Iheirco-operatiou would be requested to aid in the presentcase. The fatal accident that occurred during the week to two cornice workers by the giving way of a scaffold was also taken up, Itwastheopinionofthedelegatesthatunder the old form of government In this city there was a regulation, which has uever FROM THE HILLS AND VALLEYS. ANOTHER STORY OF HEALTH REGAINED. Every Day Dr. Walker Ef fects a Cure That Would Make the Reputation of an Ordinary Physician-Try Him. APOLICEMAN'SSTRUGGLE. Mr. E Cleveland, a policeman, with headquarters at police station No. 2, has had a hard fight with a terrible enemy. Ho has come out victorious, as usual, lor he is a man ot noble proportions, both in mind and body. His story: "For years I have sutfered, terribly suffered, with catarrh of the nose, throat, and stomach. There were periods of ex treme depression, accompanied by cough, vomiting, vertigo and melancholia. In fact, there have been times when I felt that life was a great, big blunder. Now after having been under Dr. Walker's care lor only a short time I feel relieved, re freshed, and go about my duty with pleas ure. I can most heartily recommend Dr. Walker's treatment, for he has accom plished l or me in a short time wtiat others failed to do in years. I will, with pleas ure, verify these statements to any and all who call on me at police station No. 2 "r All who wish may see Mr. Cleveland any day. THROWS AWAY HIS WALKING STICK. Mr. G. W Dove, of Accolink, Fairfax county, Ya., a planter of well-known in-te-grity, genial and affable manners, and a citizen or prominence, writes, under date of Juno 14, 1895: "Isufferod for three months fromlumbago, sciatic rheumatism, and general debility, superinduced by pain and exhausted nervous energies. I could not walk without a cane or crutch. I was induced to call on Dr. Walker through reading about tho cure of one of my neighbors. He gave me immedi ate relief. In less than two weeks I was able to throw away my walking stick. The agonizing pain which had kept me awake for weeks was gone; my appetite returned; my circulation improved, and now I am well. To Dr Walker I owe a debt or grati tude that I can never repay." THE NATIONAL MUSEUM. Mr. C. M Sorrels, who resides at 1234-Four-aud-a-half street southwest: "I am emplojed at the National Museum. I have been a sufferer from nervous debility for several years. About six months ago my trouble assumed a serious form; I had severe pain In my head and spine, dizzi ness, loss of memory ."flushing of the face, dull reeling head anil ejes, nervous tremors and tremblinga. despondency and depression of mind, inability to fix the mind for any length of tlnie eyi one subject, loss or self confidence, distaste for company, de-sire to be alone, and periods of insomnia. Six wce'ks ago I placed mjself undr the care of Dr. Walker, the specialist, and I feel it my duty lo my fellow-men to unhes itatingly say that his treatment has worked a wonderful change; my nerves are now steady, my sleep restful, and in stead of waking as I formerly did. more tired than when I went to bed. I now wake revsted and e'ager for the duties of the day. I know that Dr. Walker has done a great deal tor me, and I cheerfully recommend hin.to any one suffering from the same conPplaint as I did. I will gladly substantiate the above to any who will call on, me at my home, 1234 Four-anei-u-half street southwest." THE MILL MAN. Mr. D P Santtnyers, of Front Royal,. Va., a well-known-citizen and a mlllman of Integrity, writes under date or June 9. "I suffered for years from dyspepsia, constipation, had a languid, re'stles feeling, my tongue was continually coated, and I had a terrible taste in my mouth mornings I tried many remedies with out benefit, and had l)cgun to tl Ink there was no help for me. I saw Dr Walker, took his treatment In a few days I fe-lt better ami wa relieved from all the more distressing symptoms. Now, after a few weeks, I feel better than for years I feel that I owe my life to Dr. Walker" HOPE. It is the old, old story, but It brings new hope to thousanels Of weary tulferers, lor it tells oi Dr. Walker's unparalleled success in curing all i crvous and chronic diseases of restoring to perfect health and happiness the victims or catarrh, asthma, consumption, djpcpsin, scroluln, paralysis, epilepsy, uervous prostration, rheumatism, malaria, neuralgia, hemor rhoids, diseases or women, heart difease, kidney and liver troubles, and many other ailments that harile the average phjsician. It tells joung and middle-aged men, who are suffering from the effects of their own youthful follies and excesses, 'that they may be restored to the full vigor uud strength of perfect manhood. Dr. Walker may be consulted free of charge, personally or by letter, nis well known sanitarium, at 1411 Pennsylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel, is open daily for consultation and treatment. Of fice hours. 10 a. m to 5 p. m.; Wednesday and Saturday evenings 7 to S; Sundays, 10 tn 12. Charges for treatment very low. All interviews and correspondence sa creelly confidential. No cases made public without consent of patients. been repealed, providing for the proper constructlou of Ecaffolds, with a penalty attachment. The law will be found anil forwardctl totheCommissioners. While the employers of the unfortunate men were unaware of the insecure construction of the scaffold anil while the men themselves may have constructed the scaffold, still this can be no excuse for the imperfect con struction. Men are often called upon to work on scatrolds who have a very imperfect idea of the strength of materials and manner of erecting scafrolds. With the enforce ment of a law compelling proper construc tion , competent and experienced men would bo employed in the erection of scaffolds These werei the opinions expressed at the District and wiich must be couccded as correct. ! Chairman Wells, from the Labor Day committee, staled that the next meeting would be hqld next Tuesday eveuing in the Federation, hall at 7:30 o'clock and again at the close of the Federation meeting. Chairman Wells also called attention to the suggestion thrown out by ThoTimes as to representation on floats that mfght be used in the parade. The chairman also called attention to other unique and appropraite living pictures that could be used, which he will explain in detail before the committeo,at its meeting. CARPENTERS' COUNCIL. The meeting of the Carpenters' Counril last Thursday evening was attended by a full delegation. Owing to the appointment of new com mittees, necessitated by the admittance of delegates for the ensuing term, the reports were less numerous than usual. The special committee on the Catholic University job reported that they had seen Mr. Brady, the superintendent, and had furnished him a list of the reputable builders who arc paying the standard rate of wages in this city. Mr. Brady, ex pressed pleasure and sarprise at the number of names, and stated that the efforts of the carpenters' organizations in endeavor ing to raise the wages on the university Job had been politely persistent and deserving of success. At the same time lie must dc clineto raise the pay of men whohad worked continuously on the Job for less than the standard rate of wages and who had not even intimated that they had desired an increase of pay. He further stated that he had neither respect nor a desire to help men who had not sufficient moral courage to demand or at least ask for what was justly theirs. The organization committee reported -5 The Times' Subscription Offer 5E (Taylor's. 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The work of Mr. Shugrue, corner of Four teenth and W streets, had been visited by the committee. Only two union men were found on the job. The other eight werenon union men. Mr. Shugrue was informed of the state of affairs and lie requested the committee to go with lam to the Job. On arriving there he ordered the non-union men to quit work. A steward was then ap pointed and instructed to demand a card of every man that went to work. This committee also visited Mr. Elseman, Seventh and E streets, who intends making extensive improvements on hi3 place of busi ness. Mr. Eiseman informed the committee that ho had already given the contract to Mr. Corbatt and that gentleman was about to sign the contract, when Mr. Eiseman in formed him that before signing he would have to agree to employ union men. Mr. Corbett had replied that it was all right, but that he would rather aiiree to pay union wages, as that would cover the case. Mr. Eiseman had, however. Insisted on the first proposition and Mr. Corbett had signed to that erfect. Several jobs were then referred tothecom mitteo for their action during this week. A committee v. as also appointed to act with tho Central Labor Day committee. The last business of the evening was the formation of a request to the respective unions, similar to that or the bricklayers, In reference to thespecifications of Mr. Kernan, which debar all union men from working on his building. That Was Different . Nu!" said he in a loud voice, "I have not lost faith in the honesty of my fellow men and I hope tho day will never come when I shall." "Perhaps you never lent any money?" queried the other In sarcastic tones. "But I have, sir. Only last week some thing happened in thntlinc to strengthen my confidence in humanity. A year ago, while I sat In the union depot in Cleveland, an unfortunate fellow-man asked me for the" loan of a dollar, promislug to return it some day." "Humph! You handed it right out?" "Yes. sir, I did.. I gave him the dollar and believed he would do as he said. Three days ago I was in the same city and depot." "And you saw the same man?" "I did. sir." "And he handed you back your dollar?" "He did, sir." "My friend," said the sarcastic man after drawing a long breath, "you probably kept that dollar as a relic?" "I dlil, sir, and here it is." He took the dollar bill out of hispocket and handed it over. It was Canadian currency. The bank which had issued it busted over fifteen years ago. "Sir!" said the sarcastic man as he re turned the bill, "did your confidence-in human nature permit you to hand that un fortunate man a good dollar in exchango for this?" ."Oh! no! no! Of course not! My point was that I had not lost faith in the honesty of my fellow-men, you know. How my fellow-men feel toward me is a different thing!" Detroit Free Press. International Conference Epwortli Lontruo, CliRttanooKiit Tenn. For this occasion the Seaboard Air Lino will sell round trip tickets to Chattanooga at rate of $13.10 on June 25, 26 and 27, good returning within 15 days from date of sale, with provision for extension of 15 days if tickets are deposited with agent at Chattanooga on or before June 30. For further Information apply Wm. B. Clements, D. P. A., Room 1, No. GOlPa.Ave. Z 1 i 15th and G Sts. N. W., WASHINGTON. D. C. IVORETTE? If so, write your name and address in this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. NAME :: .5 ADDRESS .? You can help to save Washington a half million dollars each year by writing your name and address in the above coupon and sending it to THE TIMES, to be used in preparing a petition to Congress asking for cheaper gas. ODDS A.VI) ENDS. Mountains arc cllrabe-d in Central Africa by the aid or a long loop of calico, called a "machila." The climber leans back at one end, while six or eight strong men pall at the oilier The waters of North America, which means the gulf of Mexico, the two great oceans, and the rivers, creeks and lakes are stocked with 1,800 different varieties of fish. It is reported that a photograph hasbeen obtained of the breaking up of a soap bubble an occurrence lasting from one two-hundredth to one-three-hundredth of a second. Over one thousand yards of linen cloth have beenunrolled fromonemummy. The cloth In texture resembles the cheese cloth of the present faomewhat. It is finer in quality. "Bulldog" Douglass, one of the best known men in the East.has earned his title in a novel way. IIis business is to rent bulldogs to house-owners who go away for the summer. Th c watch-dog is chained up in the hack yard with a long chain, and when Mr Burglar comesabout In thenight there Is a scene. "Bulldog" Douglass makes his rounds every day, feetlirg and watering tho sentinels. Rent or dog, SS a month. Gen. Lew Wallace has come out asa ele fender of the character of the Turks. According to the general they are "mild and amiable in disposition; their reiigous bigotry is much less offensive than is gen erally supposeel and in point of morality they compare favorably withtheArmenians and the Greeks." As an offset to this opinion Gladstone has saiel that the Turk is no longer to be tolerated in view of the late Armenian outrages. When doc tors disagree, who is to decide? To the Russians, next-door neighbors of theTurks, "the best kind of a Turk is a dead Turk." Bobbins IVter to I'ny Paul. This has the general sense of adding to one thing or person merely by depriving another thing or person and should run: "Robbing St. Peter to pay St. Paul." In the year 1550 several estates belonging to Westminster Abbey, which is dedicated to St. Peter, were granted for the repair and sustenance of St. Paul's Cathedral. 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