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ONE PANTHER'S SENSE OF HUMOR HAD FUN WITH A HUNTER IN THE WEST VIRGINIA WOODS, BUT LOST ITS TEMPER IN THE END. Nicholas Court House, W. Va., Sept. 1. 6 6 ^ 7 HT do you always take your rifle with you, Bruner? I " have noticed that even on our trout-fishing expeditions you carry It. Tou don't intend to kill any Eirre out of season, do you?" the visitor i n q u i r e d of John Bruner, the guide In tha M i d d l p Mountain range. -so. I don't want to kill any gnme," B r u n e r replied. "The fact is, I was scared o o o u t a year ago putty nearly t,b death- made a plaything of by a' damned painter for a u o u t an hour In these very mountain^-, and I don't want that sort ot spe- i l e r c a^in, and it was jtibt because I diclu't hcv my gun with me. "I w a s at Cherry Grove, on top of the A l l e g n a n j , intending to stay all season · w i t h fr'ends, -when one day I got a letter a t k i n ' me to come on a certain dav over to Adison to meet a fishin' party an' guide ' e m I n t o the Cheat MountalPs on a trout- fUhm' trp. As I only had time nuff to meet em on the day set bv takln' the s h o r t e s t route I c'luded to Toiler the old i path "T'le Seneca path is an ole Injun trail · R h i c h r u n s ' b o u t as near straight as' a s u r v e y o r could m i k o .t right through the DT-V Pork of R i c h Mountain, n.cros* Laurel R i v t r , t h t n over Middle Mountain and East Fork, over Shaver Mountain an' Otter River, an' straight on through the v, ilrlest, roughest part of the wods to the railroad " 'Better take yer gun,' said Jim Burk, the feller I was stayin' with, 'They say them woods is f u l l of painters an' bars, an' they moug-ht tackla ye.' " 'I'll jes' go light as I kin, an' I won't hev any time to spare. As fer the varmints, I ain't skePred o' them,' I says, an' off I loped, carryin' nothin' but a piece o' meat an' a pone o' conn bread. "It's a mlg-hty long way 'cross, an' I made good time I didn't see nothin' that day but a ole she b'ar an' a couple o' half- grown cubs,, an' they wuz right in the trail, an' all three stopped an' growled an' sniffed when they saw me, but when 1 waved my arms an' started at 'em with a whoop tney lit out like race horses. "Them b'ai s looked so com'cal, an' they WG.S skeered so bad thet I laffed till I was sore Thet wuz my time to laff; the nex' time the other critter did the laffln', of any was did. "I slep' under a tree that night an' n o t h i n ' bothered me, an' the next morn- in' started early, follerin' the old Injun path -- an', by the way, that ole Seneca trail 13 jes' as plain to-day as it was a h u n d r e d and flfty years ago. It's 'bout eighteen Inches wide an' a foot deep, an' so nurd that nothin' grows on it -- jes' like it hed been leveled out v/lth a shovel. "I was gom' 'long in a sort o' a lope, right 'long the top o' Shaver Mountain ·with the woods growin' thick an' big rite up to the trail, when right in front o' me, not fltty feet away, a big painter jumped off a big limb plump into the path. Ho was the biggest painter I ever saw, an" he must 'a' bin at least nine teet long-, from tip to tip, an' how his yaller an' brown body did shine when he stretched himself out full length, jest as though he -s\a.s stretchin' out for a big j u m p "I toll }o I -was skeered for once. I reelv d i d n ' t know what to do To turn' an' run .iu ay I knowed "would be worse'n. foolishness tor he'd 'a' bin on me in a coap! o' jumps, an' to stan' still would 'a' l « on ekallv as foolish. At last I ' e l u d e d to keep on groin', though I was p u t t v sure 1 yoin' to be attacked the next m i n u t e "Thar was 1o«' toorru to pass without techen of the painter whar he la-id, fer the path '.t i d t n e d out in passin' over a flat rock rit* there an' I'd made up my mind t h i t I'd try it ef I felt his claws the next m i n i t What -uould a happened you kin imagine yerself, but the painter didn't w Ut fer me to come quite up. fer when I was half a dozen steps away, without scemm' to make an"v prep'rashun, he give n. mighty spring, an' I saw him comln', jes' like a flash o' yaller light, an' before I could even throw up my han's he flashed by, jes' over my s h o u l d e r , an', as I looked 1 back, thar he was, lajln' flat on the g r o u n d , with his short, strong legs' an' his long, curved claws stretched out like a half- gro wed kitten In play, an' it ain't n eoessary to say no more that I was skeered half to death. "I was mlg-hty feared that the nex' second he'd be rite a top o' me, but I kep' on goin', lookin' rite an' lef fer anything to flte w i t h , a. big club or even a rock would a-bii bettern' nothin', but I didn't see a flurn thirsr, an' It was a mity good thing- I didn't, as it turned out, fer 1 h a d n ' t gone moren' twenty steps further before a yellow streak went by rite clost to my face, au' there he was as beflTre, flat In iront o' me, his great yaller eyes shlnin' rite in my face -- not mad like, but like a good-natured, mischievous puppy "It was becoming- plain to me by this time that the painter was havln' fun with me, but how long- it would last was a question The minit he felt hungry, or got mad or 'sploious, he'd tear me to pieces I was aartin'. Then, again, I t h o u g h t mebby he was only playln.' with me liko a cat with a mouse, an' all I could do w a s to watch an' look out for a cliaiira f o r s o m e t h l n ' , I d i d n ' t know what "How lung I t lasted I don't know; it seemed to me a w e ^ k , b u t , of course, it w a s n ' t O5 I walkpcl akmg sometimes the v a r m i n t wwild disappear nnrt 1 Wctu'd Hrttin IIP ttai R-uhP fpi- good, when 1 belt fj«*M i Dino, sJ!tietitnp? lit fi-nttf, ttii w\f side tjc tht tithPt- e t f t n p * n i U t d frt'ieAiii, ftiut ftt that'd made yer blood run col', an' almost before I could draw back fir Another blow the darned varmint was back, right at that hole, tearin' an' bltln' to git at ma. M He dug an' tore' an scratched an' growled till he managed to git both clawa an* tha pint of bis no»6 through the crack. Then I smashed him across the nose' an' I felt the bones give an* crack, an' before ho got out I broke one of his legs as it laid aopost a knot For the next few minutes I was kept mighty busy flghtln' the mad varmint till I got in a side blow that broke his jaw and knocked out one eye. "He couldn't get at TOIB, I could now see that, in his crippled condition, but that he Intended to stay right there I could see, expectln' I s'pose, that he'd git me when I cum out. Of course I knew t'd stand a mighty poor show, too, as I had h u r t the durne-d critter, ef I weat out; but all at once't I thot of a plan. "Thar was four ole bunks In the cabin fllled with spruce limbs, 8.B1 as dry as tinder. I got together a armful of the spruce an' set it afire, an' shoved It through the crack. "That varmint never kraowedi what flre was afore, I s'pose, but he found out when, his blame cla.w« felt of It. Seen a screechto' an' yellin' I ·never heerd' afore, an' I've heerd many a painter -yedlin" In my time; an' then, the leaves an 1 dried sticks about the cabin caught fire, an' in less than five minutes there was a stretch of blaze a hundred yards wide, with a big painter plungin' an' yelling,' tryin' to keep out o' its reach. "I didn't wait any longer, fer I couldn't ef I'd wanted to, aa the ole cabin Itself had caught flre. I fln'lly got away from there with onily a few burns and a mighty bad scaj-e. "I didn't see or hear anything more of the painter; I s'pose he was burned up, for that flre neiver stopped till it got to Lauprel Fork, but it didn't cross the trail, an' I got away, ae I saio% safe. "This place we are goln' to fleh in Is In the same mountain®, an' thar*s more'n one dodturned' painter roun' here, an' now you know the reason I always carry my rifle with m'e when I ocane up in these mou-nitalne," PREY OF CHRISTIAN NATIONS Sir Hiram Maxim Savagely Arraigns China's Oppressors. APARTMENT HOUSE CLIMAX. Entire Floor for Each Family, -with One Dining-room for All. From the Now York "World. Thomas Kilpatrick, who gave New York its first flathouse in 1863, was ridiculed as "the man who built five houses, one on top of another." It is more literally true that the apartment structure to be erected by the Home Club Corporation in Bast Forty-fifth street will be a tier of seven houses. On each of its seven upper floors will be, for u single family's use, more space in more convenient subdivision* than is to be found in an ordinary five- story private dwelling. This Is not to be a building "for speculative purposes. It will represent the latest turn In the evolution of a crowded city's dwellings for the rich. There are seven members of the Home Club. Each Is to take and decorate and furnish after his own taste one floor in the building. He expects to secure for Ills family all the advantages and none of the drawbacks of the apartment-house, the hotel, and, which Is the chief idea, the private home. There will be little necessary housekeeping. Meals may be taken In the clufo dining-room on the first floor or they may be sent to a dweller's own dining-room. To this extent, and 1 hi the use of the driveway, garden, and billiard-rooms, tho venture will be co-operative. Cooper, in his "Notions of the Americans," describing the brick houses of that earlier New Torn, remarked that "n-o American who is at all co-mfortatile In Ufa will share his dwelling with another." There should 'be another Cooper to write the notions of modern, apartment-house Manhattan, with the Home Club enterprise as a oHmaJC. Perhaps he would tell us, as the news columns do not, how the club members arrange peaceably for the choice of floors. BY HIRAM MAXIM. C HINA is an extremely old and highly civilized country. I have never met a learned Chinaman who could give a clear account of where the Chinese people originally came from; they all maintain, however, that'China has existed, as a civilized country for more than 10,000 years. The Chinese have seen the decay and death of Egypt, they have seen the,great Persian Empire overthrown, they have seen the rise and fall ot the Roman Empire, they knew the origin of the Christian religion, they have witnessed the birth of the Mohammedan: faith, and have seen its wonderful progress, until it extirpated Christianity from three-quarters of the Christian world. While we in Bur ope were floundering in the ecclesiastical slime of the Dark Ages and burning hundreds of thousands of people at the stake, China enjoyed as high a state of religious liberty as exists anjwliere in Europe to-day. Hundreds of years after tHe Chinese discovered that the earth was a sphere and determined the angle of its axis to the ecliptic to within a few seconds of arc, we wer« burning people at the stake for rediscovering the same great truths. What We Owe thd Chinese The Chinese were the first to make use of the mariner's compass; they invented gunpowder, the art of printing, and also movable type; they were the first to make high-class fabrics such as are worn by ladles of Europe and America to-day, and thp first to discover the process, and to make, the .beautiful white porcelain and earthenware which is so extensively used throughout the entire ·world to-day. They had numerous booka printed on paper before the commencement of our era, from which it would appear that in literature and philosophy at least, we are a good deal more than 2,000 years behind the Chinese. Perhaps nothing has ever tak%n place In the world which has 'brought so much misery and suffering to suoh a large number of people as the forced introduction of opium, Into China. For twenty years after Sir Hiram Maxim. opium was freely imported, the law against its cultivation In China was enforced; at the end of that time, however, finding it absolutely impossible to restrict its importation, the ban against its cultivation in China was removed, and from that day opium has been grown by the Chinese in competition with the English article. From 1840 down to the present time China has bean outrageously Imposed upon. A mere list of the outrages perpetrattd upon the Chinese by the Christian nations would occupy ten times the space I have at my disposal. We sent them, our opium, and forced them to take it at the point of the bayonet, and then we sent our missionaries to tell them they would go to hell If they used the drug. All the recent troubles which have taken TSI ANN, EMPRESS DOWAGER OX 1 CHINA. place In China are directly attributable to the presence In that country of the missionaries. Of this there can be no shadow of a doutot. China is an immense empire, having over 400,000,000 of population. The country is but loosely bound together, Intercommunication is difficult, slow, and expensive. Still we ask of the people to do things which we are not able to do ourselves. If the 'English missionary societies should send the same kind of missionaries with the same kind of religion to the west coast of Ireland and should attack tho religion that happens to prevail there at this prticular moment, it is very certain that the missionaries would be assaulted. Russia and Spain are countries where outside missionary propaganda is forbidden. If we are willing to grant Russia and Spain the right of keeping missionaries out of their countries in order to insure peace, why should we not grant the same privilege to China? The Boxer movement, of which so rough has been said, only lacked one element of being great and glorious--it did not succeed. Had these Boxers, who were Inspired by patriotism, succeeded in ridding their country of missionaries and other objectionable parties, they would certainly have done a great service to their country. But they were unarmed and ignorant, and their action was not approved by the greater number of well-to-do Chinese--they failed, as was to be expected from the first. , German High-handedness. Let us see, now, how the Christian nations of the West made war upon the Chinese upon this occasion. True, the Chinese had been a party to The Hague convention, but every rule of civilized, warfare, laid down by that convention, was disregarded toy the Christian invaders. It will be remembered that Ithe Boxer movement started on account of the destruction of Chinese forts by a foreign fleet, and also on account of the extraordinary conduct of Baron von Ketteler, the German Minister at Peking. Mr. George Lynch, In his excellent work, "The War of the Civilizations," in speaking of the Ketteler affair, gives the following significant piece of information as to the determining point that led to the Boxer action: ·On the morning of the 20th Baron von Ketteler went to the Tsung-I/i-Tamen in order to explain the decision of the (ministers in refusing to leave, and was shot In the streets. In reference to this murder of Baron von Ketteler, the following facts should be borne In mind. A short time previously, two men, unmistakably Box- era, were captured by the Germans, ''brandishing their swords on Legation street itself.' The men were shot. It is believed that this precipitated matters. Thia certainly appeared to me an extremely high-handed and provocative proceeding. What would have been thought of the Chinese Minister In London or Washington who would have shot two Englishmen or two Americans for 'brandishing their swords outside his legation!' " Savage Warfare. The following Is a part of a letter taken from a German newspaper. It is interesting, as It throws some light on how warfare is conducted by the 'highly Christian Hmperor of Germany. The Bremen Burger Zeitung .publishes a letter from a soldier at Peking, from which the subjoined account Is taken: "Sixty-eight captives, some of them not yet adults, were tied together by their pigtails, toeaten bloody by the Germans, compelled to dig their own graves, and then shot en masse." The Halberstadter Volks Zeitung prints a communication from Peking in which the writer says: "No prisoners are taken. All are shot, or preferably sabered, to save ammunition. On Sunday afternoon we had to bayonet seventy-four prisoners. They had killed one of our patrolmen. An entire battalion pursued them and captured seventy-tour alive. It was cruel. It was indescribable.'' The foregoing is only a fraction of the outrages which have been perpetrated against the Chinese Empire. China at the present moment Is taxed to the very point of exhaustion to pay indemnities to the foreign invaders. China, has committed but one crime, and that la the crime of not learning to fight; she only excels In the arts of peace. But the Chinese are waking up; they have become aware of the painful fact that they have either to learn to flght and defend themselves or remain the slave of the foreign Invader, and there are Indications that China. Intends, at no distant date, to throw oft the European yoke, and banish forever the opium merchant and the exasperating missionary from their fatherland, and I think the Chinese will succeed. At any rate, they will have the sympathy of every well- meaning man In the world, quite irrespective of his nationality, his politics, or the kind of superstition lie pretends to believe. (Copyright, 1906, by Central N«w« and Fran Exchange.) LEFT YELLOW FEYER IN FAKE i , _ -DISASTROUS TRIP OF TOWBOAT EVURING EPIDEMIC OF 1878-- SUBJECTED TO SHOTGUN QUARANTINE. T HSRES are many alive to-^lay who can remember the disastrous cruise at the Pittsburg steam *ow- ·boat Jtahn Porter, with yellow Jack OB board, on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers during the summer of 1878. In that year thousands of persons died from yellow fever In New Orleans, VIcksburg, Memphis, and other places. - % The John Porter was a new boat, 200 feet long, valued at $75,000, and built and owned by the Cumberland Towing Company, of Pittsburg. She carried a crew, besides officers, of twenty-six men. She left Pittsburg about the last of June, 1878, on what was destined to be the most eventful river trip ever taken by any steamboat in the United Stages. The boat' was loaded with cotton ties and nails for the New Orleans market. Chester Mahan, an experienced' river man, was the captain, and Charles Dagleman, chief engineer. The boat made a quick trip down stream and reached New Orleans in due time. In the meantime yellow fever had become epidemic in the city, and Capt. Mahan found It impossible to secure a'cargo for the up-river trip. The John Porter left shortly afterward with three 1,000-ton barges in tow. Two or three days after she left New Orleans fever broke out on board'. Stojs were made along shore at New Providence, Vicksburg, and Helena, but at each place, as soon as the local authorities found that the John Porter had fever on board, they ued shotgun arguments and drove the steamer out again into the river. By this time half of the crew were down with the fever and there had been several deaths. Finally, the steamer arrived at' Memphis, where she lay for several days fast to a wharfboat in front of fhe city. Denied Fuel and Food. The city of Memphis at that time was In a very unsanitary condition. No attention had been paid to keeping the streets and alleys clean, and the city had no system of sewerage. The lesson that Memphis received in 1878, when thousands of her citizens died, was not lost. It resulted in making the city what it is today, a healthful, well-drained town, with modern sanitary improvements. It Is an open question whether or not the' John Porter carried yellow fever to Memphis. At all events after the steamer was hurried away from the city the fever at Memphis became more virulent and malignant than it had been, and it was not long- before people were dying at the rate of two or three hundred a day. Meanwhile word had been wired from town to town that the steamer John Porter was on her way up stream, with many cases of fever on board. The situation on the boat was shocking. Nearly all the crew were down with the fever and the craft was looked upon along sihore as laden with death. There were so many cases on boardi that the patients coulct not get the ^are they should have had. Supplies were running low and the supply of fuel was short. The healthy members of the crew went from hamlet to town and fairly begged for provisions and fuel, so that they could make their way North and get out of the yellow fever belt. Everywhere they landed it was the same story, they were driven off at the muzzle of shotguns. The shotgun quarantine was even more rigid in those days than it has been this summer. All along the river banks, on both sides of the stream, were men armed with shotguns, rifles, and revolvers, oa the lookout. The citizens of towns yet free from the fever turned out en masse when the John Porter came in sight, staggering up stream with a load of sickness and death on board, and warned her to proceed on, her journey. Old Friends Also Hostile. She was seeking rest and finding none. Citizens of the river towns were so crazed at the idea of fever making an Inroad in their communities that thev had no pity for anybody but themselves. Once in a A LITTLE TUSKEGEE Results Accomplished by Cornelia Bowen, Daughter of a Slave, Among Illiterate Negroes in Alabama. ttn' in tt\B Uif vtUieF thing ' mu SH i isBt that \\\$ mr \}\e i,,i t, 4114 f i t i t h , HH' 1 1 i i n k i M 1 , 411' uH ivtiiuit u \ u t I D n u n * t i i i u i , i i \ v , ts ijisr a f i u i t a n ' I nauld SBU his Wh'ile heliy h4s f u l . I t l l B l l l - '-tlti kt p' this u p i l t e )-ans, t)ll I must hev i f t u a t a Ballon, uxpectin,' that every J u i n j i d be t h u lo^'t. All at on»t I aaw jeV a n u a d , and off a l i t t l e to on« side, a old. deserted h u n t a r ' s log camp. "It was about fltty yards away, an' it seemed to be sound an' close, w i t h a. door m ulu of split puncheons, about two foot \Mde and f o u r feet "high. It looked like It had been built fer safety, an" I determined. to git as olost as I could and then n u i k e a dash fer it. "I toll J Q I felt mitty skittish fer the next m i n i t or two till I got rite In front of the door, then I give a yell an' run fer t n a t dooi The yell kind o' startled the ·sal m i n t , an' I got to the cabin an' slam- mod the door Jes' as tiha darned critter lit i l t o on the foot log. " W h e n I slammed the door I'saw that it had a strong wooden latch, an' a place fixed ter a bar, an' ye kin ibet I got that bar-- u uas s t a n ' l n ' rite alongside -- across t h e t door m i g h t y sudden. The painter hed b e t n f a l l o' run an' mischief up to now, b u ^ as soon as he saw I was out o' reach he began to screech ana tear the to ark off the loss like a man with a hatchet, fer he ·was mad in earnest now, as his yaller ej es flashed and his teeth glistened In his "When he failed to get in at the door he began to smell at the cracks between the logs and try to get at me with his claws One look roun' showed ma that the logs were strong and that there w a s n ' t any winder, tho cracks letting In the l i g h t "In the middle of the floor thar was two or t h i _ e heavy pieces o' poles, an* I pick- t d c u t the soundest an' beat o' them -- a c l u b about three feet long and two Inches t h i o i g h Thar was four or five places be* w e n the logs almost wlda enough fer a i xi n ter to pull himself through, an' It w a s n ' t 'ong till he begun to try one o' thf m olaces. "When he shoved his foreleg in an' tried to follow it with his head I struck his foreleg close up to his elbow aa hard as I could drive, an' I'm a strong man. That painter fell back with a Sereeon SPAPFRf M ISS CORNELIA BOWE'N, a graduate of Tuskegee, has built up a little Tuskegee of her own. She was born on the ground where Tuskegee Institute now stands, and her mother was in slavery. Alone she went into the plantation region of Waugh. Ala., fourteen years ago, a mere girl. It was a community of illiterate negroes, living in one-room cabins, owning not a foot of ground, working cotton land on shares, their crops mortgaged before they were in the ground, living in poverty, wastefulness and Ignorance. There was a public school, open three months in tha year, taut the e*tettit ta Which It had been taken ftdVttntagB ot tnay be Judged, by the fttet that out e£ DEW Colored ehlldheii 1ft t'he eefHfflunitjf giily five eeull head. T%=flay thepe is in UllS egfflniUftlty hBafiUnf ftHil tltiy gehesl, the Mount Melgs tJelepfcS Ia8ti= tyte, whleh geaple el twg §mall fy hay§ t.hBma.aJV89 h.fae fa? one «? these teyJWinsf*. anfl eut of thja community oqmes IWO e, yew in tuition feea. gqma 600 ftpr-as tit land Ara now owned at Waugh by oojqr«4 fflWi where fourteen years ago/ thare was not one, Comfoj-table homes have been eraotrd, money saved, and the modo of Ufa Is changed. A visitor watching tho morning Influx into the school now would think tha children came from city homes, so neat, clean and well clad are they. Numbers of tha graduates have gone away to Tuskegee, or to oth«r institutions of higher learning. Numbers of them are married and. settled in "Waugh, and their well kept homes testify to the Influence of the school. Pupils a-re taken to the eighth grade, and taught wheel- wrlghtlng, blacksmlthlng. carpentry, sewing, cooking, general housework, and general farming. It has all been done by Miss Bowen. She created the school and was Its only teacher until she could raise money to pay another. She has collected the money for all tho buildings and land. She raises money each summer In the North, to run her school during the following year. Booker T. "Washington la one of the trustees of her school. William B. Peck, of 116 Broad street, and Noah C. Rogers, of 31 Nassau street. New Tork, are two others. "How did I do U?" said Miss Bowen. "I wanted to do something for my people. I chose Waugh because It was very thickly populated with negroes, all very poor, with no uplifting Influences. "The people raited only cotton, not a bit of food. They lived entirely out of the stores, and were always In debt. They worked land on shares and paid the rent in cotton, and the crop was mortgaged long ahead. "Home life was at a deplorably low ebb. The women worked in the fields. They never made their beds. They never cleaned their houses; they never washed their children. "Immorality was rife, for exactly the same reason that your economists say It is in your slum tenements--from overcrowding. The whole family lived and slept in one room. The first and greatest need of the Southern negro is to get him to the point where he will have two rooms in his cabin. In many cases the father did nothing whatever for the family. Ha simply lived there. The mother worked the land and supported him and the family. But when the crop was harvested and settlement time came. It was he who settled with the owner of tha land and pocketed the surplus. The mother raisad the crop, but she never handled a cent of the money. "To-day there Is hot a matt In that community who does not do something toward the support of his family. Mow did t do it? 1 Bharrted the rneti, and 1 tallght the \vomen to stand uj ftr their rithta. 1 have preached the doetrmj always thftt either" the ffian OUght to BUppBH his 8afH= Ily, of else the wife aufht to havs tha at Urn mme?-. ef the mea have feutU eomiert* easing, ¥w§Hly ei them ewa farma m aeres, ftRS Ifintl is H§ an II was |f feurteen yaavs ate. »QBP ffeftl 'means ei IWs pFe8p§rfty hs (?ive?9lfle3 epeps, 3*hey raise earn, rtee, eane. ana peas new, fhey arts tp» far from ms-rHel to fflrfcel Uiese crops- But they Hvs on them, ana tnlg saves rnartgfasffns #*'' TOttWI ft* the stares and la more healthful, besides"When I toegfrn J went from house to houea and taught the women how to make their beds, scrub their floors,, cook, everything a woman should know. And all the time I talked) to men and women to rouse their ambition, their aeU-reapeor, and raoa pride. "I still keep Saturday for my visiting day throughout the year. I asked them all It they wanted a school of their own, a little Tuskegee. I met with a general and hearty response. AU wanted U, and promised to do what they could to pay for It. "I was very fortunate in that. Black communities in the South are just as different as Individuals. Some are eager to grasp opportunities when they am offered. Others care nothing about them. "It is Just the same with Southern white communities. Some are permeated with a spirit of kindly Interest in the welfare of the negro. Others laugh at everything the negro tries to do. I can't explain it, but I think the spirit has been Inherited from leading white families In the earlie'r days. They stamped the sentiment of the community, and this sentiment has persisted year after year. There is one leading white family near Waugh to which we are much indebted for this very thing. "Well, I lived alone In a one-room log cabin at first. Then a man in Connecticut lent me 8,736 for my first building, a two-story frame. He lent It -without Interest, to be repaid when we could. "I don't suppose he ever expected to see his money again, but the negroes or Waugh paid every cent in seven years, and I have the receipts to show for it. "We would have educational meetings, and I would talk and lecture and then collect. Sometimes it would be very discouraging. I would get only 25 cents. Then they would bring me eggs or chickens, or anything they could spare, and I would send it to Montgomery and sell it and put the money in the debt fund 1 . "When I opened my new building 300 children came In upon me. I was all alone, and they were all In the first grade. Only five could rea^j. "I set the fivei to teaching the others, and; the son of a colored minister came in and helped me without pay. Aa fast as any learned to read I set them to teaching the others It was the third year before I had a regularly paid assistant. "There had been a public school in the neighborhood three months in the year, but the teachers had taken no Interest, and BO the people had taken no interest and had not sent their children. The monw spent in the South on colored schocote might do a great deal of good If they could only get the right kind of teachers. But the teachers have got to have, the missionary spirit, they have got to be filled with the desire to, do something for their race, in order to accomplish anything. As it is a great deal of public school money Is practically thrown away. "Every summer I have traveled and spoken in the North In the Interests of the school, till now wo h*ve four buildings. Ohe Is a dormitory for twenty-five girl boardcra 1'hey bi-lnt th*»if own tood and board' thelrtiselVeSi "If f had aaothei 4 darmltory the boys eettld' a« the same. If we had more laud we euuld teaoh Wofe faffiiitig. We have Shir ten aeres: "A BUfttbei 1 @f my ytiHlia have been tfggh£fB in the seh@@i. Sue girl taught %ith me sevea ygapa, T?m el my have taJien university eeur-aee, IB there la ne dlffereaee in iwsfeitlen teeya anl sMs, But SM*e .teess than flrls iftfte higher gewsea, 6@eaua» it ia easier ft* them to %wte IheJp way tUpguffe eeJ= ftps ppRetieslly mly two thlnm southern petered «||1 pan Se-- worl? in the flews or enter SemesttP servtee- I vnooHrs-sre nw ptrts te »tfty at home and work in the dejds, II tttsy go a.w*y to the cities as «e*-vent3 tha life Is t»ll ot temptation. "Wa have graduated twelve classes, Many of our graduates are married and settled on tha land near us. Our boya support their families, and' our girls keep their houses and children neat and clean. "There is a great change in the prosperity, the appearance, the manners, and the morals of the community. The women don't hang around he groceries as they used to years ago. They have developed self-respect and race pride. There are not nearly so ma^ny Illegitimate children as there used to be. "The men are ashamed not to support their families and not to save money. They have made use of the opportunities offered them, and that's all you can ask any people to do." Miss Bowen is president of the Alabama Federation of Colored Women's Clubs This body is trying to establish a reform school for colored children. There Is one for white children, supported by the State. They have assurances that If they can get the land and building 1 colored juvenile offenders will be committed there by the courts, and that probably eventually some State funds will be forthcoming. Eight thousand dollars would be sufficient to purchase a suitable place Of this they have raised (2,000 among- themselves, and Miss Bowen has come North after the rest. Miss Bowen is a tall, slender mulatto, cultivated and cosmopolitan. Since she has been teaching she has won one scholarship, which gave her a. year at Teachers College, this city, and another at Queen Margaret's College, Glasgow, which gave her a year abroad. She was gowned the day the Interviewer saw her in a delicate brown voile, with gloves and hat to match, all In perfect tasta. BAREHEADED BRIGADE Headgear Discarded by Both Sexes During Vacation Time. pp It Prom the London Telegraph. O BSERVERS of the holiday habits of the multitudes now enjoying their brief spell of leisure at the seaside or in the country are noting the increasing disposition to dispense with any form of headgear. Boys and girlS, young men and women, aged, middle- aged, and even elderly gentlemen are all to be met on the beach or prome/nade, in road or lane, hatless, capleaa, and unpro- vided With any form of covering beyond that bestowed by Nature. And as this, is often in the case of those no longer In their flt-st youth tout a niggardly sprink- linfirt It IS to be feat-ad thttt their protection against sun dr shower is but slig-ht. Matronly ladies, it is trUSi dd not shdW as ftiueh itteltttatlbtt td Abandon lerni 6f ftlllUnei'y, bttt even thej.- a l a innUefteeti by the fiiOVefflettt ta deem peaked gp §P Tain u' Wear, @ §ay hew "the aahefenta el the ment aeslgfiate themselves, had tut origin- But, seFhpi, the beginning floes nut nms= t§p. The fast is eleai 1 that In the favHrite e| tourists in the N o t t h ttnA 4n nwker-s are t» be met i unbaked as. npf- Piie Sftma tsnr has peen noted hy those who anatoh a (aw hPUTS ot pest and recreation qn the river. Fran* the watering places of tha South and Baat Coast one haara of a like departure from convention on the subject, while with it the youngsters are a] BO encouraged to adopt the easiest deshabille- possible, in which soaks or stockings are no necessity. As far as ladles are concerned, the fashionable coiffure, involving as it does mysteries of "hair frames" and pads, constitutes a fairly efficient head protection. But whether it la desirable that those deprived of nature's own covering should expose the scalp to the direct rays of such brilliant sunshine as that we have been enjoying is another matter. The experience of those who have lived long In tropical climates Is against their experiment, for in the East It would be regarded as evidence of sheer lunacy to go Into the sun with an uncoy- ered head. Nor Is it only the skull that suoh people of practical knowledge deem It necessary to protect, and if it be absolutely essential for them, to go into the direct rays of the sun, they are as careful to cover the nape of the neck and the top of the spine, as the heafl itself. Widespread as the craze is, it does not seem yet to have had much adverse effect upon the hatters' trade. In its recognized monthly organ it is shown that the Imports of hats for the six months of 1905 amounted to £241,896, which is a vast Increase upon the £203,803 of the corresponding period «of 1904. Imports of the raw material for hat making are also large. An expert correspondent of this district, writing on the subject of hats or no hats for his commercial brethren, Says: "I have seen people on their Holidays wandering about bareheaded, but it struck, me that the practice would not be Terrible Disaster Averted. terrible disaster of nervous breakdown, caused by dyspepsia, is averted by Electric Bitters. 60c; guaranteed. All druggists. followed very far. There is too much dust rising from the motors to conduce to the comfort of those who would walk or cycle along the highways and byways bareheaded. Soap and hairwash may be cheap, but one shudders to think of the condition of a head of luxuriant hair after a morning's walk along motor-fre- (Juented ways. I have not found hatters or any one else take the no-hat-at-all fad seriously." Rev. G. M. Parsons, vicar of St. ^rantoc'a, Newquay, In Cornwall, Is a stern disciplinarian. Newquay and its delightful neighborhood appear to be f u l l Just- now of ladies walking abo,ut everywhere hatiess, and, according to Mi- ftthsonSi t h e y decline to make an exception At church time. Mr. Pal-song has Vainly recalled to them St. Paul's dtBtum in the Fit-st fipistie tt» the BoplnthlttHSi And has ie- tnBHstralet! d U r i l l H r sBVel-al sPasatlS w i t h o u t eSeet Naw he hg Biased the £ the _ i§ iilesea «ht!l f u r t h e t notiee, escept at the ... PI vine service- The ehwieh hag tafove been freely open U Is able thai H eannHl ^e remain, as it QHghf to- This Is whQJIy dwe to tho Irreverence pf numbers at women wh«, walHIns? unppvered, presume tu enter Qod's house with no alsn of reverence or modesty upon their heads." Several times during the recent London season the same question has arisen in the minds of certain clergymen with regard to the costumes of bridesmaids, who have lately in Increasing numbers discarded mats for veils, small caps, and even wreaths of flowers. Speaker Cannon's Persiflage. From the Suocam Magazine. Speaker Joseph Cannon, in response to a toast at a recent dinner, began his remarks so as to create the initial laufth which is so much desired by oratora as A preparation for weightier matter to follow. "Astronomers tell us," he began, "according to the gentleman who has just sat down, that an express train moving 100 nqiles a second would consume several million years in reaching a certain star." He paused and looked toward the guest to whom he had referred. "That was the statement," said the Speaker's neighbor, nodding. "I was Just thinking," pursued Mr. Cannon, "what a predicament a man would be In if he should miss the last train and have to walk.',' while they were prevailed upon to throw some provisions on board the Porter from a rowboat, which then hurried away. The steamer was undermanned, nearly everybody being down with fever, dying, or dead. Tet the steamer finally made out to reach Cairo, where the captain and crew had many friends and expected 1 aid. They found no Warm greeting here. There was less mercy for them than down the river. They were ordered to cross the river and tie up to trees on the Kentucky shore. The woods came dlown to the river bank and those of the crew who were able went ashore and got a sup-ply of wood. Here also they received a supply of provisions, and Oapt. llahan was taken ill. The steamer lay opposite Cairo for several days. At length the chief engineer, who was now in command, thought he would run up the Ohio as far as Ixul»- ville. It would have been wiser to 1st the boat stay wh,ere she was. The steamer had a comfortable berth and those of her crew who were yet living were doing fair-" ly well. By offering big wages the steamer secured new hands at different points along the river. Fresh men stepped into the places of those dead, only to be taken ill and die in turn. Strange as It may seem, men were found willing to risk their lives for the wages offered. Thus it was that the John Porter brought yellow fever Into the Ohio River Valley. The steamer touched at Louisville, but was ordered away. Shortly after she left Louisville the fever tiroke out there and there were some deaths. By this time nearly every man on board was either down with the fever or getting over it. What crew she had looked like a lot of ghosts. In this state she reaoh* ed Cincinnati. Met by Troops and 1 Artillery. The authorities of Cincinnati had bem warned that the John Porter was on its way to that city. A company of State militia and a battery of artillery were ordered out and stationed on the river bank. The steamer was ordered to keep on. If she stopped, they said, taey would flre on her. Through it all Capt. Mahan had stuck to the three barges. But the chief engineer, wlio Was now In command, thought it b^st to oast them loose when opposite Cincinnati. They were set on flre by the people of the city and burned to the water's edge. The death ship was ordered to keep oa going. Cincinnati did not care where sh» went, provided It was somewhere else, anywhere away from Cincinnati. The steamer had left a trail of yellow fever wherever she had touched. There is no telling how many of the crew died, as there was a constant accession, of fresh hands. It is estimated that there were as many as forty deaths on board Some of the crew escaped to the shore and wandered into the Interior, where they spread the fever from place to place. The officers and, crew left on board were desperate. A little more than a hundred miles above Cincinnati the steamer was run aground hard and fast on Possum Bar. The river was low, it was impossible for her to go on, and there she remained until late In the fall. Officers and men went on shore and scattered They made their way to various points, taking as a. companion the much-feared yellow Jack v Many cases in the Ohio River Valley were afterward traced to this Ill-fated boat. Two members of the crew got as far as a small village In Pennsylvania below Pittsburg, wheie one of them died. Thrown Overboard. When ·word reached the Cumberland Towing Company in Pittsburg that the John Porter was aground on Possum Bar and deserted, the company, by offering a large amount of money, seemed a gang ot men to go down to the boat, fumigate her, and bring her up to the city Almost the flrst thing they did was to throw Into the river e\er thing in the way of mattresses and bedding. These things were scattered for miles down the river and were accused later of doing still more to spread the fever. After some week* the steamer was thoroughly fumigated, and soon after cold weather set in the craft was brought up the river to Pittsburg. Nearly every one of the original crew was dead, but the captain got well. The chief engineer did not have the fever. The John Porter was now looked upon by roustabouts and river men generally as a 'hoodoo It was hard to get men to work on her. Finally her owners decided to overhaul the boat, rebuild her in part, and refurnish her from stem to stern. Her name was changed from John Porter to Sidney Dillon. The steamer ran as a towing boat on the river for several years ami became more and more of a hoodoo. She was continually meeting with accidents, and, finally settled the hoodoo question for all time in the eyes of the river men, by exploding her boilers and burning: to the water's edge. CAPITOL'S FAULTY DESIGN. Why It Fails to Conform with Essentials of XJteat Architecture. King Edward Devoted *to Croquet. From the London Truth. The King has taken up croquet again, and hte majesty played pn three after- no'ons during his stay at Goodwood, on the ground in the private garden behind the house. The royal croquet ground on ·one of the lawns near 'Balmoral Castle is to be put into thorough order during the next month. At one time the ground was played over nearly every day when Queen Victoria wag residing at Balmoral, but croquet gradually went out of fashion at court--and elsewhere. However, there lias been' a. general and successful revival of the game of late years. Frdtti the Cetttut-y M a n a z l h e it is hot the edhtentton even of enthu* blasts that the daJJltbt at Washington IB, ot' ev-eJ- wilt be, a uowplele and pet-feul Whale, There is little We that it will ever be entirety nntshed, and still less thttt U fflai- a t f f t l R BeffeetifR of the deme, fer UHtAnee, It ma? be that {he thetorlyti ami not nflmit of iron us 4 material, and on \*\ tftsflalnrHils 1 ftBinst the of Rpuen Qathe(4r4l p H rHj- ness asli}e, there »re other re4sons the building fftila to conform w i t h the essentials of rually great architecture, As far as the I n t e r i o r Is concerned, tha situation is ans thing but sublime, and It is hence a pleasure to know that Mr. Elliott Woods, superintendent of the Capitol building and grounds, has under advisement a proposition for the rehabilitation, of the rotunda. Yet the faults of th* Capitol appear in a measure Inevitable to those who know and treasure its history. Looked at broadly, they are not faults, but merely venerable shortcomings incidental to growth and development. Considering the importance of the^pros- pectlve alterations and extensions^ the evolution of the building seems to have entered upon an approximately final stage, and it is gratifying to know that Congress, the superintendent and the consulting architects realize the dignity and seriousness of the task in hand. Something of the old simplicity should guide and chasten each effort. To this simplicity should also be added a reverence for those traditional ideals and aspirations which are, happily, a country's or an Individual's most cherished heritage. The panorama, once its se\eral features are supplied, will present a majestic and inspiring spectacle. Grouped about the spacious court will be five superb structures -- the Capitol on the west. the Senate and House office buildings to the north and south, and the Congressional Library and its companion on the ea », t - To the average eye the Capitol will offer Httle change; there will merely be a grateful gain In repose and proportion. It will, as before, continue th« focal point, the keynote of the composition. Despite It* immensity, there appears to tte nothing that Is pompous or pretentious In the scheme as at present outlined. It is but the logical fulfillment of plans tong since formulated, which are the fit! ting symbol of a subsequent national and territorial expansion. Frightful Loss of Life r i TM . *i om r "^S?* and lun £ diseases. Dr. King* New Discovery for Consump- S a Ure CUte ' ' AU made by these managers:. The malorlty of stage KLajia.gers In their novitiate were actors, but there ara ex- ceipttons, and It Is not a corollary What a producing staere manager should be an actor. For years Mr. George Marion was a considerable fig-ure as an actor, and dur- ing the Hoyt reg-ime he ceated a nun- ber of role's in the rl'ays of this well- known satirist. In "A Brass Monkey" Mr. Marlon will be remembered as Jonah. and other plastic interpretations may he recalled to mind In opera boufEe, -where Afr. Marlon pllayd conspicuous parts. As an actor, Georg-e Marlon 13 most Inimitable In character drawings, especially In the delineation of Italian types, ojwi In 'The B«d Samaritan," George Ade's new comedy, this -well-known producer, while not dropping- his role as stage dlractor, will he seen as an Italian sinerln*: master, assuming- the role as si mark of courtesy to Mr. Ade. Mr. Marlon's fad is the collection of topoks, eund no more indefatigable bibliophile lives. As a producer. wMle Mr. Marlon is a strict disciplinarian, his results ore achieved with kindness and directness, and his exceptional capacity lies in his ability to teach and expoxund the text of Vha _ author. Reared In a school of dancing, Mr.'Marlon Is an accomplished maitre de ballet, as well as actor. AHOTSEMEirrS. AMUSEMENTS. Played- Cornelia Well. One of the cleverest of character delineations on local boards during the -week Just closed was that of J. Maurice Holden ' In Ms portrayal of Cornelia, the antl- i quated spinster, whose aim in life was the j acquisition of a. husband, in "Lovers and , Lunatics" at the Lafaytte. Mr. Holden's conception ot the part is a wide departure | from the accepted type of the old maid of the stage. He imparts a naturalness to the character which is new to the average theatergoer. His dressing- of the character in costumes of ancient days is an added charm to the aJready favorable impression gained by his. portrayal of the giddy and glrly-glrly old maid In profound search of a husband. Altogether, Mr. ' Holden stamps himself as an actor of j grea-t versatility and intuitive dramatic | tasta. ' The Theater Magazine. The Theater ^Magazine for September appropriately marks the opening of tlie new theatrical season by giving a complete forecast of forthcoming dramatic events. The number contains over a hundred pictures of playa and players, besides more than the usual number of Interesting; articles. The "Personal Recollections of AUBrustln Daly," which have uttrucU'd ronsldet'able attention In previous numbers, tettc-h their conclusion In this iBRua, tin? author giving nrnny curious miefduU'B uf the lute nmnagpr and pT'i- b«iiUiig tt. vlvhl tilutui'e of his Hist hours, A iHitubUi ui'tiokt Iw punti'ltjuttii) by tMn 1 - mtde Nortnititi tlio Amet'lcan itoti-eftB, vth» Mivi'M luT liTUii'riMwlnnB of 81r Hti\ry Irvintf, Bllon 'furry, imil Hnrah liernluvrdt while slip WMH it nunnlH'! 1 of iho s-eBimutive oom= H«,nlns of thus" diHllfisulwhuU plrt'ui'«. An. otUur InwJirm foiituro is an interview which tli( mfiBHKtne'» oorreiapondent »vt Homo )ms hn4 with Adelaide Hlstorl, tltn grt'tit Jtiilinn tragedlennei, who la now n, vonuralilu old lady of eighty-three. Under tho togular heading of ''My Beginnings," Frank DanlolH tolls oC hla early Struggles t o snin ri'imgnltlon us ftn nctor, and this month's "Chat with Players" la devoted to Iflilwin Arden, -who gives a picturesque account of his stage career. "Lovera and ktmaties," Walter Cnlrrnan 'Pftrker, the author of "trtv*r» and t.unattd«," the muslea.! oom- cdy whdtih mda 80 pleaslnt an impi'Bg- atott at tha LAftiyette Theftter Isurt w«elt, 18 ttl»o the eomiMMnr ef m9*t »f the musao a,s well as the author ei the lyrles. In fast, the play la whelly a, Parker affl«,Jr HI» ffti- as the wards and musla are «rm- eernacl, "Lovors and Ijunatle§" ^fefttureg ttwsa erstwhile favoritea of vaudeville. 'Pom and Qohiue, who Jons *go danooa nnil sanff themselves into fhe affectiona of vaudeville patrons. In the present offering they show that they are eftpabla of something more pretentious than the twlco-a-day performances whloh have known them so well. As a production "Lovera and Lunatics" has not been surpassed on the local stage In several seasons, and the costumes and) stage settings will rank with any pf the more cojt- ly attractions. The Mlttenthal (Brothers, who are responsible for the production, have shown themselves possessed of an eye keen to the elaborate and artistic in stage affairs. Joe Morris, to whom -was Intrusted much of the comedy work, proved himself a most amusing- Hebrew comedian, Hall Came in 1 London. Hall Caine has postponed his visit to America to witness the London production of "The Prodigal Son" at the Drury Lane Theater on September 7, says the Dramatic Nexrs. The English company will Include George Alexander. Henry Neville, Frank -Cooper, Mrs. John Wood, Lily Hall Came, llary ftorke, Austin Melford, Norman Partridge, and George Ttalemond. The play, by the way, Is to be produced by Charles "Warner In. Australia; likewise in Stockholm and Vienna. Death of Mrs. Redmtrnd. Mrs. "William Redmund, known in professional life as Mrs. Thomas Barry, died of typhoid fever at her country home, Plerpont-on-the-Hudson, August 24. Mr. and Mrs. Redmund were members of the Bellows stock company in Washington a'bout four years ago, and Mrs. Redmund's excellent work is well remembered. She was for years a prominent actress, and is credited with playing leading pares in more successful plays than any contemporary actress. FIRST AMERICAN TODR MARIE HALL The Phenomenal English Vlollniste. St. James i Gazette: "The vplendld per- !oltt3Bea of the Tschaikowsky Concerto came upon m* In the light of a revelation." London Times: "Her art--the crowning tone of genius " Direction--HENRY WOLySOHN. New York. WASHINGTON'S LEADING THEATER. The CoBumbia, FIRST TIME ON ANY STAGE! Beginning: To-morrow Night, September 4. THE SUPERLATIVE EVENT OF THE WEEK. Another Loaf h-provoklne Play Added to the Serle* of American Satires. HENRY W. 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All New York sat up and took notice of this little girl--when she took them fty storm at the Wistaria Grove, on the New York Theater- Roof. GREAT COMEDY CAST AND BIG BEAUTY CHORUS A splendid combination of mirth, music, beauty, and a Gorgeous Fashion Show of stunning Parisian Gowns. Matinees Mon,, Wed., and Sat., 25e. Evenings, Good Seats, 25 and 50o. Next Week MASON MASON in FRITZ AND SNITZ. EXTRA MATINEE LABOR DAY ACADEMY MONDAY AND WEEK. EXTRA MATINEE LABOR DAY REGULAR MAT8.-TUE8., THUR., AND SAT. JAMES H. WALLICK AMUSEMENT CO.'8 MODERN PLAY HER WE Author of "The Dairy Farm," o. | By ELEANOR MERROM | ING NEXT WEEK N. 8. WOOD In "LOST IN A Bid CITY." AMUSEMENTS Grand Concert at C HEVY HASE LAKE By lArBTC Section of U. S. MARINE BAND Every Evening, Including Sunday. V^ J^ Al B^ a §%a B^ KTer^ Kr«nlns L/^% iV \J IIV V« Except Sunday. ADMISSION FREE. "SEEING WASHINGTON" By to* Sate and Superbly Equipped Seeing Washington Automobiles. D«r-- *HUn or Shine-- !· «. m.. p. m. Far*. |L l4l7GSt.N.W. Tlir*« Trip* BT«T D«r-- *HUn or Shine-- !· «. m.. 1 «nd 4 p. m. Far*. |L Oppoilt* tr. S. Tre««urr -- 'Phone Main 30U. Boeing Public B\illdln«». BUtu»», Itmoua Kwl. aenew. Parks. Bmbaaslei. and 1,000 Other Folnta, Exput Ouldei Explain mYeirrthlnj. Don't be milled by cbean imitation! ol our «·· parlor and original acrvlo*. ALL AROUND WASHINGTON. Tn.« mo«t COMPUECTB-r-^SSRinBCT, and SATI8- FA.CTORT tour ot the Capital City, In th« most comfortable and test-eqnipiwa or the coaches. AUTOMOBILE 9991^.^^. Snlnc historic polzu, publlo bulldlngm. and tamoua ra«tdeiiccs. AA for 999 { The Original Method. Tbe Original Route The Orlclnal I-eotarer (999 Three trip* daily, rain or abln*. 10 a. m., 1 p. m., and 4 p. m. Onlr atcrttog potnto. 121 I4ti et. nw., and 14m and Pa- av« nw. (Bppoiite New Wlilard Hotel). Tslepoono. Main 2261. AMUSEMENTS KERNAN'Q I m. -M-Miners D ^ i l y . \^f MONOAY A N D ALL W E E K The IMPERIAL BURLESQUERS In the Three-act Miutoal Faroe, AN EYE OPENER And tho following- -well-known people: LILLIAN WASHBURN, PA I/LUTE KORAN, GARKITY SISTERS, CRAWFORD AND MANJTmG, LEW PALMER, WM. i. BVAN8, CLIPPER COMEDY FOUR, And a chorus of Twenty-five Beautiful Maiden*. Next Week--The Avenue Qirla. Why v*f 10 per cent, when yon can It for t per cent. 187O. 3 14 Ninth Street N.W. Money loaned on Watches, Diamond*. Jewelry, Silverware, ftc. SPAPFRf

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