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OrtiiA !li)CK diaries Wynd-
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A Ilrats Monkey."
Haiuu' Until' Thbitiib ' A Hojal Pass."
KiMNAN'TiiKATite "llydnsw)i!laltyCom
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jnerlm.
Professor Carpenter's Jles-
WASHINGTON, FEHRUARY 4, IS'JO.
I.kt it iik iionm that Aduni Foic
paugh lias a belter sliow in tliu nuxt
woilil tli tt ti lie hail in tills.
South Dakota 1ms declared fov New
Yoik for the AVoi Id's Fair in ti sot of
resolutions which constitute very
flattering obituary notice.
AVno is uoino to Insure nguinst col
lapso or mysterious disappearance the
buildings Chicago would huild for the
"World's Fair on the lake front?
Tim: pautisan votk nn the SmlUi
Jnckson cn-o exhibited as lino a vuilety
of nutoniatlc liypocilsy us was over wit
nessed In a free and enlightened coun
try, Doi'jm.is SnxATOii i..vrr has
henlen New York in the World's Fair
contest, hut It looks now an though al
most anybody In New York could beat
Senator Piatt.
TiikRi:v. HkukiiNiiwion says that
tho world is growing belter. If a. man e in
live1 in New York and hold that opin
ion wo should hate to pilot, without ex
purgation, his notions of the condition
of the ancients.
Tin: Kmpkuou ok ArsTiiti spends
most of his time playing solitaire. .Soli
tall c Is a liarmless and an Interesting
game, and kings in this republlc.in
nineteenth centuiy cannot do better
than couline themselves to it.
At last night's National Conven
tion for the purpose of advancing tho
interests of the colored race, held in
this lity, Mr. .Tones of Aikuusas moved
Ihiil the rules of the House of Ropie
st ulntivi's govern the meeting. As ,iu
in t iuim'Iiius sntiiist Mr. .lones is a
1 let mint-lit success.
Miss Fi.i:tciii:u, who has been for a
long lime among the Indian tribes of
Nt-lunska and Dakota, will soon return
Fast villi a monograph on Indian muiio
Juian music is very beautiful. It
consists of tho yowl" of a cat, the moan
of a lost soul, the screech of a night
owl, seventeen staves from "Lohengrin"
and tho gcncinl expression of a duslro
to commit murder in tho tlrst degree.
Tin: CniTic felicilatcs its handsome
mm ning contemporary. Handsome
animated things are usually vain, primd
mid' boastful, piekmdlng, in the con
sciousness of their own superior spleu
ilor,,to sec no merit in the beauties and
virtues of others When tho robin !
bines, the peacock spreads its daling I
plumage, ns if to ridicule the hippy
melody of its little neighbor. The Pot
is a lefieshing exception to this natural i
instinct. Its modesty is a chastisement '
to all presumptuous beings. Though it '
is fully nwnre of its own ohm ms, it whis
pers them as chastely as the -maiden
bieathesher prayer. Tho very thought
of tho boaslfulncss of others makes it
blush. As for bespittcrlng itself with
iclt-adulatloii polish the possibility'
The7W is a lovely study in tho clean
liness of modern journalism.
TIIK I.OXG FIGHT KXDKD? I
AVeil, tho long tight in the House j
is ended, anil Smith, the Republican i
contestant, secures the scat In that body I
allotted to the Fourth District of West I
Virginia.
Smith is a Republican. That was
his case. AVken tho roll was called
lastnicht, 1(58 Republicans voted that
his case was good. There were just 10(i
Itq ublicans in the House nt that time.
Nobody voted against him, but as
silence on the part of the Democrats
was equivalent to opposition, it may bo
sulci that every Democrat supported the
man whose right to the scat Smith was
contesting, namely, .lackson. The
case, of Jackson rested in the fact that
he is a Democrat.
That excellent family poetess. Mother
Goose, after refecting to the remark
able conduct of the four-and-twonty
blackbirds which, having been baked
Into a pie, began singing ns soon as tho
cover of the pie was lifted, inquired
Willi gentle domestic sarcasm
Wasn't that a pretty dish
To t befoie tlio Kin?'
Isn't this a pretty dish to set bo
foio tho American people? Tho
light to a seat in Congress settled,-after
n fierce struggle, by the
mere politics of the contestants! "How
villi you vote if you net in 1" inquired
the members of the House of Messrs.
Jackson and Smith and according to
the replies the matter was decided. The
debate upon the history and the intrin
sic merits of tho contest was a mere
ceieinony a mockery. Every member
knew exactly how he was going to vote
before the debate, and that tho facts in
tho case would notinllui'iice him in tho
least, Kvtm Andeison of Kansas, who
has a sort of fail for contiaiiety, stood
by his party without a murmur.
MOJIK MUXKY roll TUK FA 1 11.
The Hcpubllean party, In Its haste to
relieve tho groaning treasury, should
try, nt least, to adopt a moic popular
course than tho ono it seems bent upon
pursuing. Tho country Is neither
threatened with, nor feels tho deslro for,
war. Its platitudes on happiness and
prosperity depend upon the substantlvo
peace. To any closo observer of tho
process made In modern devices for
the destruction of life and property, and
of the enormous wasto of public funds
represented by the English navy, for ox
urnple, the folly to which tho legislation
for our national defenses is being car
jltil must lo npparent,
t is proposed, now to Joy out tli
bundled million dollars nnti.tvil im
I rrvrmcnls Tills Is absurd, paitli'U
lmlj in r of Hid tact that a twenty
million ixpcndliuro on the World's Ftlr
Is di'imed Milllcli'tit to maintiiln our bid
for the iidhilintloii and inspect of tho
tommeit'lal mid lndustilal win Ids If
tin1 desljin tn iiiM'st mote than nquitrtoi'
of a million or the plunder wo have
Inkin from the pockets of our protected
iltlens, in building new ships to ornn
mi lit the high seas and to amplify our
naval dress parade in foreign ports, is n
sensible one, jusllllcd either by pridoor
dancer, Congic.ss should consider twice
that sum wlely expended on a national
exposition, which is Intended to ox
picss the tiiuniph of our peaceful spirit
and occupations.
AVo are not inti'irstcd just now in
showing our leclh. What wo want to
do inoro than anything else is to prove
to Europe that wo have brains. It Is
intellectual and not muscular gieatucss
we should aim lo demonstrate. A
Woild's rair that falls shoilin splendor
or magnitude lo then cent exposition
of democratic Fiance will shumo and
slander ns. No estimate yet made of
tho llnancial needs for tho Ameiic.iii
show could sulllee. Wheievcr Con
gress decides to hold the exposition it
should piovldo for Us success with a
genemus appropriation, and practice
economy on the naval and similar subsidies.
Tilt: OHIO SIIADK.
K.vflovernor Fornker Is repotted In
yesteiday evening's Cuu'ic as having
said In answer to the query as to what
he thought of Speaker Heed's ruling:,
"Oh, we admire him in Ohio. We
think he is doing just light. The idea
of allowing those lcbel brigadiers to
obstiuct public business and to call the
Speaker hard names is condemned, not
only in Ohio, but in all the Ninth."
If ex-Governor Fornker were on earth
at the present time, his utterances would,
peilmps, bo more significant, but non
sense is nonsense, even If a ghost utters
it. AVlnit possible connection can there
be between the picsent stilfo in the
House and the "rebel brigadiers?" Tho
question is not one growing out of the
war, hut plainly one of legislation. It
is a question of the light of the major
ity to rule. It is a question of the
power of a minoiily to obstruct. Tub
Cnn ic believes that the majoiity should
rule; Hut, beeauso this is a lepublic,
nml secondly, because a majority In a
legislative body should bo held directly
lcsponsible to tho people for all legisla
tion and for all fiiiliiie to provide legis
lation, If the ltepubllc.in party, which
is now in power, at least numerically,
lins a beneficent policy, it should be
pi'imittul to enfoico it; if it has a
vicious policy it should be permitted to
expose it. The majoiity should rule
mid take the consequences.
Noi Is the question one of piecedenl
lively piomini'iit member of the House
has been on each side of the so-called
piinclplo of this controversy. Certain
scientists contend that it is possiblo to
produce a noiso so loud that it cannot
be heard. The inconsistencies -of tho
leading llopiesenlatives in the present
.whelming that they have no right lo
attract attention.
Tho late Mr. Foinker's attempt to llig
Into the contioversy tho issues of the
rebellion is simply ghastly. AVo had
hoped that the cool and bracing almos
phercof the heieafler would improve
him, but tho hope was vain. It would
pay the Republican parly to exercise
the Ohio .Shade, if possible. Nothing
could be iiinru disastrous to that putty's
reasonable attitude, as maintained so
courageously by Speaker Heed, thanau
attempt to inject into tho controversy
Iho picjuillccs of sectionalism.
I.KT Til KM FIGHT TT OUT.
In tin1 piess gallery of tho House the
oilier day Senator Ingalls' assertion
Hint
"Hull the victim of the outrage at Aber
deen been a citizen of Kansas, as lie was of
Indiana, uml cllil It apj ear that the State
Government of xilsslsslppt, or the Govern
ment of tho L'nltcil States bail refused to
avenge tliu wroug perpetrated upon blni,
I guarantee tliat the people of Kansas
would have taken It Into their own bauds to
see tbatbe bad reparation,"
was under discussion by tho Represen
tatives of tho fourth estate. It was the
unanimous opinion that the Kansas
Jayhnwkcrs and tho Mississippi Swamp
Angels ought to meet and fight it out,
two best out of three. The lirst rouutl
could take place on the banks of the
Ynoo, tho second on the Kaw and tho
third and last toiind and wind-up could
come ofT In tho Neutral Strip or Jn No
Man's Land, Senators Ingalls and
Geoigo to lead the opposing forces.
Such a contest would boa truly cyclonic
affair.
M A1I0S K AI1AXJ)0XJ-W 111.U.
A. wiiter in tho New York SUtv,
speaking of George C. Gorlittm tho
other day said :
"X Democratic Administration left
him without an olllce, and ho became
tho editor of tho Xtttiomd HepnMicitii
in AVnshington."
The Democratic Administration loft
Mr. (ioibnm without an olllce, it is
true, but the inference that t found
hint with nn olllce is not true. Ho had
been left without an olllce by all the
Republican Administrations, uuvcr hav
ing held place by Presidential or exec
ulive appointment. Again, he became
editor of the XalwiHil lltjmhlkan after
tho election of 1880, when General
Thomas J. Urady bought a controlling
lntciest In it. lie retained this position
for awlillo after Piesident Arthur's
f i lends bought tho paper, but failed to
get along with them and finally quit,
AVben the National Republican Conven
tion met at Chicago in IfiSt Gorham was
theie and aided clfecllvely in prevent
ing Aithur's nomination for President,
Later, he assisted in the defeat of Mr.
Rlalnc, who had captured the nomina
tion. Mr. Gorham's fullure to become
Secretary of the Senate when the Re
publicans had regained control of that
body was duo to lack of nerve on tho
part of Gcuoral Mahono, then a Sena
tor from A'lrglnla, to whose political
micccss Gorham had largely eon
tlibutcd. In fuel, It U not too much to
say that Goiham peisonally, and its
editor of tho Xatwnal llepHblieau, con-,
tributed moic largely and effectively to,
the success of the Rcadjustcr party In
Virginia In 1881, when Cameron was
elected Governor una lhe late M.r, HUl-
dli-berger ihoen Bciin'nr. than aiu
other person or agency. Yet MiilMti'1
failed to slnnd by him nt a itmo when
by so doing Ooihnln Instead of MoCook '
would have been mndo Secretary of tho
Senate.
COM M KIWI Al, urntiATunn.
Tho Queen of Pottugnlsoino tlmu ago
wiote n novel. It was u lovo story, of
course. Tho Queen read certain chap
teis to the Indies of her court, who weio
enthusiastic In Its praise. Not entirely
satisfied with n verdict which could not
well help but bo swayed b affection or
interest, tho (Juccn sent It, anonymously,
to n publisher. That discriminating
and impartial judge iCturncd It with tho
stereotyped phraso of refusal, "de
clined with thanks." Later ho secret
ol the authorship transpired and sov
crnl publishers tnado liberal offers for
tho work. Tho Queen, however, de
cided to ncccpt tho verdict of tho pub
lisher who had passed upon It when
tho Identity of the author was yet un
known, She has been widely com
mended for the wisdom of this decision.
Hut was she right? It is a matter of
doubt, nt least. A publisher looks
upon manuscilpt submitted to him
from a- commeiclal, not a literary,
point of view. Tho controlling quus
tiim wlllt htm Is. AVlll it please the
public? Ho publishes books prluuiilly
to sell. Tho promotion of literature,
of art or of science is a secondary ob
ject with him, if he considers it at all.
And oven In this his judgment is falli
ble Nor does ho protend that it is other-wl'-e.
Ho knows that ho is not infalli
ble fiom his experience. Ho has pilntod
books which would not sell, and he has
declined books which sold llko led
lemonade nt a picnic. Somo of tho best,
books, from both the literary and com
mercial points of view, have gone tho
weary rounds of the publishers until
the manuscilpt was in tatters before
finding its way Into print and a place
on the bookshelves.
Instances of this will recur to every
leader of books. Perhaps the Queen
had too modest an opinion of her own
woik. Perhaps she was light. Unless
her book Is published the world cm
never know. Anyway, she has lus oj
caped tliu critics.
k riM IN i Xew York Sun editor
ial this remarkable sentence remarltablo
chiefly because It Is In tho Sum, which wo
consider in the main tliu exponent of good
English in American journalism:
Perhaps lilt stutoment bad better bu ac
cepted wllli caution nml with charity.
in Die foiegolng senteiico the verb Is
clearly "be" with which tho wopI "hid"
has no possible giiiniiiiutlcal construction.
The word "better" Is of course an adverb,
having no Inllucncu nn tliu verb save its
qualification. What Mr. Dana should have
said Is, "I'eihups It would be better to a.--cept
his statement with e.iution and with
ehnrlty.
In Howikd'w column In the Now York
I'rtts wo read that "prominent among tho
passcis along Park How yesterday after
noon wero Brick Pomeroy, the father of ex
Casblcrl.ounsbcrry, Editor Foster, Editor
Hcpwortb, Kditor Clarke, Editor CockertH,
Miss Elizabeth Blslaml and a host of Bos
ton detectives." We have heard of Brick
Pomeroy for years, but the iinniultudo of
his family, both In numbers anil promi
nence, Is a startling disclosure of bis pa
ternal interests.
Wk wiuie l'l.nsAvn.v disappointed at
finding, under tho heading "Big game four
hours away," m tho esteemed Now York
Sun, a story of somo Now Yorkers who
killed two boars over in the Pocono Moun
tains. From tho heading It was reasonable
to suppose tho artfele contained news of a
distressing character from Albany.
AKTiiun TV Aim, tho Australian swimmer'
(Is coming to this country to swim Niagara
In nn ordinary bathing costume. Wo sin
corely hopo Jlr. AVard may go through It
safoly. An ordinary bathing costumo
would bo a shocking thing for a man to
present himself at tho gates of tho next
woild In.
Pju.nck IlisMAiiCK and tho Einporor of
(ierm any should go out on tho porch and
kiss each oilier lu public, so that tho pcoplo
may know tlio two have really declared
war upon each other.
lis tiik rucsENCE of death, party ties, am
bitious and uflillatlons ar dumb. We aro
men first and partisans afterward. AVc
Yvrk Hfiahl.
Why not be men all tho time ?
A FitCNOi duel has just ended lu tho ac
cidental wounding of ono of the belliger
ents. Even a French duelist cannot be too
careful with firearms.
Tiik Jil'.ST tuimi you can say of a dead
man is that a monument to hliii Js super
fluous. Tho truly great llvo after death In
what they did.
AVur.x is A sake not a safe? When tho
New York bank prenldent knows the com
bination. It iha I'lM'iiimcii sort of world that a
woman can go arouud In boventy days.
.ixrxroirrrxATK uvugl in.
A wnn, haggard and ragged gentleman
nppearcd at tho kitchen door of a Now
A'ork residence.
"Will you please give mo something to
eat?" Inquired tho poor man of the cook.
"With pleasure," replied the obliging
cook. "Hut first tell mo what untortultoiis
combination of circumstances brought you
to this lamentable condition."
"Alas!" replied the BUffciIng applicant,
"I am simply a plain, commonplace bank
burglar, and the superior skill of tbo pres
idents aud cashiers in this thriving. mart h is
tin own ine out of employment."
"Poor man," ejaculated tho cook. "I
will give ) on a largo piece of lemon pie."
Av.'ir vnitKiuis' tjiJMi: .v.ix.y i:us
Outside of "society," the manners of
uiatiy of tho guests at church weddings
would be considered extremely rude, At u
very w ell ulfalr of this kind, which took
place recently In a fashionable church,
the curiosity of the gueits so far overcame
their seiiso of decorum that thoy stood up
on the seats to bee tho bildal party at the
altar. At those points lu the service where
the devout wero expected to kucol a curi
ous spectacle was witnessed. lu a number
of tho pows somo women were kneeling
whllo others wero standing ou the cushioned
seats, 'there wero only about a score of
men present. Xew Yorl, Sun.
in: ha n iiKTiiuw.
An angry guest at an Austin, Texas, hotel
cuuie down stairs at 2 o'clock In the morn
ing and said to Iho night clerk: "Who Is
that man ncroesthe hall from mo kicking
up such a racket? I can't sleep a wink."
Clerk "Oh, ho Is a retired Army ofllecr
on a little toot,"
Retired, has he? Well, If he nuke ul!
that clamor after he has retired, what a
holler yard he must bo for uolsu before ro
tiring." TtJ.01 SijiuKjs.
EDITORIAL TIPS,
"f'nc In a IhoiiMitid" Is Tun cniru
mining iu-Mfpnper, that It refutes tha
im.iiry of the t.nnMiuia l.olleiy Company,
In Washington everj newspaper of tho
i Ity has been under Its thumb, and, In tin
United Stntes, vcrj few hnvo had tlio cour
afce looppiuc lis schemes. Tho company
Is powerful in Congress, and, so far, ctcry
nttimpt to attack It legallj In tlio DlOrkt
has been frustrated. Ono set of Com
missioners succeed another, and otic pollen
judge Is appointed to apply tho law after
another, and tho chiefs of police am
changed with succeeding years, hut nnna
have found tt worth whllo to enforce ttm
laws against lotteries In tho District.
It Is not to he alleged that our Commls
slouerd, Judges and polleo innjors aro pur
chased by tho lottery company; but there
has not been ono oilleltil who enred enough
about tho moral aspect of tlio matter to
uiovo In It effectually. Themis law enough
to shutout tho public sale of lottery tickets
lit this District, and to make their sale sur
reptitiously just as dlsroputablo and Just at
dangerous as Is tho sulo of "poll')" or
the playing of "faro." It Comintsslona''
l.'ouglnss, Jiiduo .Miller, and Major Mnoro
mi ro agreed that It would ho a good thing
for them to break up Iho salo of Louisiana
lottery llcki-tnln this town, not another one
wuuld be sold publicly for tho next monthly
drawing.
How could It bo done? Major Mooro
knows that If ho should bo so directed ho
could plaeo a policeman in front of Banker
fJould's agency, with orders to Identify as
many persons ns possiblo entering tho dark
precincts of that notable banker. Tho next
day, If every pcrSon so Identified woro sum
moned to tho Polleo Court to glvo testi
mony, whether or not a lottery ticket was
purchased, Hlnety-nliic In a hundred would
till tbo plain truth, without fear or favor.
Who will pcrjuro himself to save a lottery
ticket seller? No one. Tlio 60llcr could bo
convicted and fined $100 every" day If tho
Major of Polleo and tho polleo Judge wero
agreed to break up lottery-ticket sellers, as
tbey appear to bo to break up tlio poor ne
gro boy's game of "crap." .
Hut "crap" has no $10,000 agent to Uko
care of It In Congress; It lias no $5,0J0 per
)enr lawjer to look after Its casos luthe
remits; It lies no evening paper Interested
lu lis protection to the extent of $3,000 per
year; no morning paper nt a larger rate! no
Sunday papers at $1,000 per year each, nor
any soldiers' tribune at a greater rate than
any of them, all under agreement to keep
out matter unfavorable to Its continuance.
Hence "crap" has lo go up alleys, tocourt
unfrequented streets, to hide In backrooms
and cellars; while the Louisiana lottaty
may hire rpiartiis In the highest priced
street in tho city and advertise its business
In the great moral, conscivatlvo news
papers of the day.
Tbo child ren of tho public schools aro
now being asked for "voluntary nibsi lp
lions" toward a fund for the purchase of
American lings to bo displayed every diy
from the roof-tree of the sebml-'io iso.
Such voluntary contributions aio al-n if ol
a piece with tho political atscssmmts of
Departments In other days. Tuov aro
voluntary only lu naum. Tlio prl lo of
every child lends him to beg tho monoy
from the parent, and tho parent yields tits
nickel to save the child from mortlficatbu.
Thero has been more than enough of It
lately in our Washington schools. It is to
be hoped that our superintendent, Air.
Powell, will put a stop to It.
The purehaso of ono flag for a
fchool-hoiiso of a size and quality worthy
of a salute would cost $20, aud would bo
worn out, If displayed every day, In thrcoor
four months. Then would come another
collection fiom tho school children. After
two or three such collections tho whole
business would be dropped from a lack of
"voluntary" contrlbutlqus Tho bestplun
Is to drop II now. Tbo American flag has
display enough In Washington without auy
reinforcement at tho hands of little chil
dren. If thero Is a necessity for more "old
flags" let us havo an "appropriation "
That Is not such a bad Idea of the Kansas
farmers to have a copy of tho Conyreashiivil
litconl sent to every township In tho United
States, where It can bo deposited for tho
use of the members ot tho "Farmers' Al
liance." Fun J8 poked nt tho Hecord as
a dull sepulchre of dreadful speeches, and
yet Its pages contain tho thoughts and
opinions of tho representatives of tho peo
ple of forty-two States. A brilliant editor
of tho New Yoik H'orW, when It did uot
havo so largo a circulation, but whou
It had far better editorials than at present,
said: "Tho Hccortl of Congress Is a store
house of Information, compiled by the
picked men of tho brlghtci nation of
the world, and a mau cannot be
very well Informed on the progress
of the age who falls to take It and read it
as ho does his dally newspaper." No man
can read tho Jicvord without discovering
that, there are two sides to every political
arid financial question. This fact alouo
would make It it necessary publication to
tho Farmers' Alliance of Kansas, for pu
most questions they seem to think that
there can bo but on i side. By all moans
let Kansas havo llecmils lu every township
Ax Insidku.
SOCIETY.
' hero will be no reception at the Ebbltt
to-day lu consequence of the Tracy calamity ,
Miss Grace Miller of 1715 Seventeenth
street .is one, of the handsome debutantes
of tbo season.
Mr. Albert Pulitzer, proprietor ot tho
New A'ork Jfornimj Journal, Is spending the
week In the city.
Senator and Mrs. Stanford have recalled
their invitations for tho dinner which thoy
were to havo given to-night.
Miss Salllo Lorlug Is the guest of tlopre-
scntativo aud Mrs. Ill tt. Miss Luring has
been visiting friends lu Boston for nearly a
) ear past.
-Mrs. O'Reilly, wife of Dr. O'Uellly, V. S.
Av, has returned from New York State,
where sho was recently called by tho death
of her mother.
Mrs. Edward P. MerU will bo at homo
Wednesday, assisted by her mothor and sis
ter, Mrs. L. (I. Illne and Miss Hlno, Mrs.
W. T. Nabcrs, .Mrs. P. E. Sharretts, Mis.
S. T. Thomas aud Mrs. T. M. Fluley.
Notwithstanding the Inolement weather
last Saturday afternoon, .Mrs, and Miss
Footo had numerous callers from .1 to 0
o'clock, Tho hostess leeelved her guests
In a handsome costumo of black laco and
silk, and Miss Footo looked charming In a
toilet ot black silk with Jet-beaded bodice.
In tho dining-room an elegaut collation
was seivcd, whero Miss Twiggs of Georgia
presided. Miss Almy, Miss Cavanaugh
and others asslste 1. During the uftcmoon
Miss Footo rendered many classical piano
forte selections, and Miss Twiggs mid Mr.
E, 11. Hay gave several spirited recitations.
Mrs. William U. Moses gave a handsome
reception from H to 12 lust evening at her
apartments at tho Normandle, where
sho welcomed from four to five huudred
guests. The rooms wero elaborately dec
orated with flowers and growing plants,
among which glowed a myriad fairy lamps
aud wax tapers in gilt and bioiuo can
delabra. Mrs, William B Moses woro a
gown of pansy satin with draperies of laco
tho same shade. The bodice was of satin
brocaded In silver and gold Mrs. Adolf
Uoelln of New A'orli, daughter of the
M:::'aaL2
tiller enure
oicrtcllow sntln. with black velvet trim
tnlngs. AdellghTul collation was sorved
throucliout the owning, mnng tho guests
present were Mrs. olonel Flunk Jouet,
Mrs. Frank llarbnrln, Mrs. and Miss Okie,
the Misses Darlington, Mr. and Mrs. HoiltT,
Mr. mid Mrs. A. B. Mulled and daughter,
Mrs. Fluloy, Mr. nnd Mrs. Burt Smith, Mr.
anil Mrs. Bevel Idge, Mrs MeKcldon, Miss
Cow en, nml Mr. and Mrs. Klekhaufer. An
cnjoyablo feature of tho evening's enter
tainment was the musical programme, which
Included several 6olos by Mrs. Kaspar, a
piano recitation by Mr. Szemyllul, aud a
violin, banjo and plnno trio by tho Misses
Klekhaufer.
AMUSEMENTS.
"David Oahhiok." Charles Wjndliain,
accompanied by Miss .Mary Mooro and his
London Criterion Theatre Company, ap
peared In "David Garrlck" at Albaugh's
last cVenliig. Tho play Is a strong English
comedy, with a plot of no great depth, but
very lntcrcslliigicvcrthelcss, and giving
rise to numerous dramatic situations.
Wjndliain Is suffering with nn attack ot
"la grlppo," nml his voice plainly indicated
tlio efTorls ho was forced to put forth to
make himself heard. In tbo tltlo'roloho
takes tbo character of nu actor, who falls
III loo with one of his auditors. Tills
pnrndoxlral Idea Involves him lu nn. unfor
tunate tuugle, In which hp attempts todts
cnurogo the alTectlau of cu unknown ad'
mlre r, only lo discover, when too late, that
sho Is tho object of his own devotion. In
tho second, and by far tho most Interesting
act of tho three, Wyndhant Is at hts best.
Ills reckless aud ruinous spirit whllo play
ing tho part of the inebriate at the Ingot,
dinner, Is a picco of acting that brings out
the finest dramatic elements ot tho play.
Miss Mooro Is a clover and graceful ac
tress, who, in tho character of Ada Iniiot,
displayed much of the ability which made
her a favorite beforo sho saw tho shores of
America. Leslie Corcoran as Simon ingot
secincd a little hurried and Incoherent in
his denunciation of his daughter, and did
his best work In tho first two- acts. Miss
Emily Miller mode a perfect spinster with
out resorting to the usual stage artifices.
Tlio rest of tho company appeared to cood
advantago In their soveral parts, Mr. George
GIddons iccclviug plenty of applauso In his
character of SijfHt-c CTn'ir. "Tho House
hold Fairy," n pretty little comedietta, pre
ceded "David Garrlck." Mr. GIddons ap.
feared as a young man about to commie
snltido because of fiuuncial troubles aud
5ll8S Edith Penrose ns a fairy to save him
therefrom. Tti-inonow and Friday even
ings and nt tho Saturday matlneo tho above
will be given; Wednesday, Thursday aud
Saturday evenings "The Candidate" and
"A Pretty Piece of Iluslness."
"Tnr.; Biiass Monkkv." Ills metallic
majesty, "Tho Brass Monkey," wrought
enlomlty nnd disaster at tho Nn lonal
Theatre last night. The Capital theatre
goers welcomed him as nn old friend,
lnughcd nt his old jokes aud went Into con
vulsions over his new ones. The co.iip.iny
has been reorganized since tho animal was
seen here before. George Marlon, Lew
Dockstnnder's old end man, now plays
Jonah, tho victim of superstition ami about
everything else, and while his work showed
careful study, it, lacks that sad and mela -choly
sort of Idiocy winch characterized
tbo acting of his picdcec6sor, Charles lteod.
Although bo's anything but a singer, his
"Lovely AYoman" song brought down the
house, rendered In his old-tlmo mlnlstrcl
way. Flora AYalsh ns liarjrjaijt: assumed
tbo rolo of a very little girl nnd sang "Aro
You On" In a very bowltc,hlng way. Tho
"Itnzzlo Dazzle" trio were all there, and
Mr. Potter of Texas received a very cordial
greeting. The trio sing a now song
this time which pleases tho audi
dlcncc. It consists of ono lino
Milch first conveys tho simple
Idea that tho Wild Man of Borneo has just,
arrived In town, and Increasing a word nt
each repetition ends with tho startling an
nouncement that "tho wind blows through
tbo whiskers of tho flea on tho hair of tho
tall ou tho dog of the child ot the wife of
the Wild Man of Berneo Justar
arrlvcdln town." George AY. Leslle.auother
now member of the company, played
Dootiltlc Work very creditably, nnd the rest
were effective In their peculiar ways. Com
parcdwlth tho general runof farco comedy,
"The Brass Monkey" may bo said to bo a
success, but wherein that success Is Justi
fied Hoyt himself will bo at a loss to state.
"A Hoval Pass." Georgo C. Stacoy
filled tho HIJou last evening with "Ill's
Itoynl Pass." It Is a strong play, dramatic
without being sensational, aud unusually
interesting. In hts dual rolo ot Joan '.)
tojj',11. Swiss courier, aud Andrea ITufftr,
nu ex-army officer, Stacey showed himself
to be an actor of great caro and consider
able mejlt. ms singing was received with
plenty ot applause, and, at ono time,
brought down tbo house. Tho scenery Is
good, and tho star well supported by tho
rest of tho company. Tho "Sweet Songs of
tho Tyrol" nro really beautiful aud well
rendered. "A Itoyal Pass will stay all the,
week nt tho BIJou, with tho usual mati
nees, IlYDB's STAlt SHERIAI.Tr COMPINV.
Kernan's was well filled last night, an audi
ence of unusually large proportions listen
ing to tho specialties of Hyde's company,
There nro a number of good arthts lu the
troupe, nnd thoy gavo an entertainment
somewhat above tho general run. Ilelone
Mora Is a wonderful baritone singer for a
person of her sex, whllo tho trlsky Star
Quartette uro as fuuny-as over. Tho "Down
South" scenes met with popular approval.
J'ulr with Your Own I'mtji.
I never see the genial John E. Lamb of
Indiana that I don't recall some Interesting
story of his career In Congress, lie was
one ot the most popular Democrats who
over sat In the House ot Representatives,
and his sterling Democracy was acknowl
edged by overy one. Yet, every now and
then ho would get Into dlllleulty with his
constituents nl home beeauso ho would occa
sionally associate with a llepublicau, and It
was exceedingly dlfileult for him to explalu
to his rural constituents hts conduct. One
day ho got a letter from a pretty prominent.
Democrat In his district, upbraiding liliu
fur his social Inclinations with hts political
enemies. Tho letter ran:
Ukaii John: I am pained to see by the news
papers that you am freet'iontly paired with
somo Republican. This should not ho. You
must leaie the Itcpulillouns alouo. If you
must pair, whv, ham: It. pair with a Domj
erat; iioicr with u Uepublican.
Yci" Viri. Slur.
Oliliilnt) us Dully rood,
Doubtless most people have ut somu time
In their lives been obliged to tuko ipitiijuu.
Disguise It as one will, lu capsules or gohl
lino covers, It Is a bitter doso. Think, then,
ot a country whero It Is uu artlclolii dally
use, placid upon tbo table as regularly as
the bread. Such Is the case lu portions of
Africa. Tho natives do uot need It, of
r-oursi1, beeuusi) thoy are born to tho cll
mutc, but quiulno Is tho white man's shield
from malaria. A missionary lady who lived
for mauy ) ears on tho west coast of Africa
told mo that when perfectly well sho took
six groins of qulnlno every day in order to
keep well, and that lu her family of throo
persons they used on an avcrago an ounce
In six weeks. Oiiocauiun over tho titbit)
of weights and easily see what a largo
number of grains an ounce contains, W'ldn
J villi;
Mini of u UollUil).
Jimmy Where uie )ou going to-day,
Jack Lut'8 goskatln'.
Jack I'm going to school; ain't you?
Jlnnny A'es, but tho teacher wll) dismiss
us all tho same, Mlkeyllooloy has got two
mice lu his pocket, and he's goln' to let'em
out ou the floor, hiarneij Jlnterprue,
hostel's, wore
touring tub counts
PROBAblS CONSEQUENCES OF THE
COLONIZATION SCHEME.
Mnlnr ltntmrt H. l.uen.v'n Vlown Tlio
Tlio lined lllivn Unltv nt Tlimiicht
nnd Ideas, unit Tliarnliirn no (Jen
el ul Conlllct Is l'omllilo.
Major Robeit H. I.ncoy, who 'has
made a cnicful study of the negro ques
tion, was talked with yesterday by n
Ciiitic reporter In regard to tho pro
posed colonisation scheme "I am ut
terly opposed to It," ho said." Tlio, natu
ral Interests of tho country are such as
to demand not only tho labor of the
negro, but many Impoitations. The
negro In the South gives better labor
than any other nice; hence, to colonize
him would bo an Injury to tho country
which the whiles themselves would re
sist, "One cvlilcnro'of this arises from my
own experience in recousliiiclion. In
Iho spiing of 1808 General Howard
lent his Influence to hiring of luboicrs
for plantations in tliucxtiemo South
west. At first this met the approval of
iho whites, but as soon ns thoy realized
that this cxpoitntion of colored pcoplo
depthed them of their farm laborers
they protested and the emigration
hchemo was stopped. So now 1 llrmly
ucitcvo that any movement looking
lo the depot ttition of tho ncgrp from
the South would meet with general
K-sIstnncu on the part of tho whites.
1 never saw people more closely identl
lltd in gcncinl thought and mutual in
terests than Iho whites and negroes of
the South. I cannot, therefore, con
ceive that by any probability the two
peoples could bo separated.
NO IIKXrni.VTi CONVMCT VOSSIIILK.
"No general conlllct can possibly oc
cur between the two races, because of
their unity of thought and ideas. They
cannot fight each other ns races, because
tlicy cannot possibly havo nn issue to
light nbout. A Northern man, like mv
sctf, who had never seen, a slnve till
1801, except a fugitive, and whoso
judgment of slavery was necessarily
loimed upon ndverso and partisan llt
erntuio, had much to learn nml to un
learn. Ono of tho llrst convictions
forced upon me in 180o was that in A'ir
ginia slavery was largely patriarchal
initsfonn; so much so that sorority
towaid person was scurccly moic than
is found in the family circle everywhere.
r.xrnitn:xci:s is lynch nuiui.
"Now, tho reason why I am qualified
to talk on the subject," continued tho
Major, "is that on July 1, 1805, I was
assigned to tlio charge of tho Lynch
burg (A'a.) military distiict, with head-
quarteis at Lynchburg. I remained
there, engaged in reconstruction duly,
unlil 18Gi). My distiict extended from
Augusta County in tho noilli to Pittsyl
vania County In tho south nnd back.
Dm ing these four years I was constantly
traveling on inspection and oilier du
ties, and my travels extended over tho
South. Since . 1809 I havo sojourned
and oer parts of Tennessee, Missis
:-ippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Of
eoutse, after such long residence in the
South, nnd coming in contact with its
people as soldier, citiCn and lawyer,
and mixing with them in all stations
of life, 1 have neeessaiily leached pos
itive conclusions.
"In 180.1 wo wero met by the uni
versal belief on the part of the whites
that freedom' of thu slave meant war of
races eventually. Rut 1 never saw the
slightest ground for such nppichension,
and I believe that the ono great cause
of harmony and peace is that homo
Scnity given by the patriarchal or fam
ily feat u ic of slavery. Uoili races aro
alike amcuablc to social and church in
fluences. Roth uro alike Methodists,
Raptisls and Presbyterians and cer
tainly can never fight on the score of
religious Influences. The only differ
ence is that given by politics, and year
by 'ear tho influence for evil of the
political knave, who would make crimi
nal use of tho good instincts of the
negro to be a Republican by teaching
him that even on local matters alfcctlng
his own mntetial interests he must per
fotcc vote for any scoundrel who dubs
himself a Republican, lias materially
lessened.
south .vMinticAN colonization.
"From an educational standpoint 1
am thoroughly well satisfied," said the
Major, "Hint no good could como out
of tho colonization of tho negro in South
America. In my district there were
thousands of colored children with
whom thcio was a universal desiic to
read and write. 1 found the progress of
the colored child ns great ns that of tho
white, and I think it Is true of the ex
slave every where that ho has nn intense
desire to educate his children. Down
at Selmn, Ala., 1 went put on a colored
plantation, aud among the ox-slaves
wasthci same ambition to have their
children educated that I observed in
Virginia, In general terms I regard
tho negro ns an Amciicau in tho fullest
sense of Hie word.
"J never saw anything in him to in
dlcfite that in schools, general thrift aud
good citizenship he was not on the same
footing as tho white. I never saw in
Virginia or cKuwhcro in my travels
any desiic on tho part of intelligent
whites to harrass the negro. To my
own mililniy district, which is prob
ably a superior representative of tho
slave-holder and Confedraio soldier,
this is particularly applicanTc. AVo
have occasional murders, but no more
s6 than occurred among the whites, and
I don't believe that trom tho 1st of
July, 1803, forward, there was more of-,
fence against the person by the whlto
to the black than by tho whiles to
themselves In view of this extreme
hnimony among the whites and the
blacks, except on politics, 1 tun neees
saiily an nptomist ou tho political
score. If then, n war of races is Im
iioslWo on nil other questions, 1 regard
is as ifnposslblu In politics."
ai-'ti:k-iinni:k ui:kii.
A CnruiiHr 1'liuls it Cunt, Whom
it
Would lluo Hnveil I, He.
Dr. Chmton of Chester, England,
held nn inquest at Nautwich work
house icccully on George Hcrrlngtou,
an iigtd Inmate. The evidence showed
that Hcrrlngtou ate a hearty Chiistmas
dinner, and next morning was found
ilcud In bed. In icply lo tho coroner
the master of Iho woikhouso stated
that thu guaidliins had passed n special
lesnliitlon lufusliig beer or oilier alco
holic stimulants to the Inmates ou
Chiistmas Day.
Thg coroner Mild it was quite uu
nccessaiy to puiMio the inquiry fuither,
For icabons bet known lo themselves
thoguaidinns had depmted fiom tho
usual arrangement allowing beer to thu
Chiistmas dinner.
Ills own impiesslon was that instead
of doing iiaim, a lllllo alcoholic stimu
lant was boncllclul in assisting to get
lid of n heavy meal. In his oxpuiiunco
ho lind known many mistakes mndo by
peisons who held extreme views ou tho
iiho of stimulants. "What woio tlio good
tilings of cm ih sent for unless to be un
Jojid in moderation?
Did thoy mean to tell him that n glass
of wino or beer would hint uuy living
man Ceitaluly not. In fact, stimu
lants, ho knew from it very long rxnorl-
encc, had been tho means of suviug
thou Bauds of lives. Tlicy wero cspe
cinlly beneficial ih rncs of weak action '
of iho hem I. lie h id kiw mi teetotal
ers who wero inordinate eatcis. I
lie rcraembeied a enso in Nnntwich
where a man, a teetotaler, went homo
nt night and ate an enormous supper.
Next morning ho was found dead lu
bed. Tho enormous quantity of fond
had filled tbo stomach, pressed upon
tho heart and prevented an upward flow
of blood. Beeauso in that case he (tho
coroner) expressed tho opinion th.it it
glass of brer would havo saved tliu
man's life ho was severely criticised.
Extreme men carried tills kind of tiling
sadly too far. Veidict: Death from
natural catt'.es.
NATIONAL ItllAllll Ol' Til 11)1!.
Its KxcrutlTe t'niiimlttfn Hero tii In
struct Coiikio.
The Executive Council of tho National
Honid of Trade convened In this city nt
12 o'clofck to-day nt AVIIlard's Hotel.
The council consists of the President,
Mr, Frederick Frnloy of Philadelphia;
lhe secictnry, Mi. Hill, nnd twenty-flvo
i lec-presidents, one from each con
stituent body of tlio Hoard or Trade.
President Ffaloy, in speaking of tho ob
jects of the meeting of the council to a
Cnnic icprcsciitnlivt!, said:
"AVo meet to take such actlou as may
be deemed necessary upon tho rcsolu
tlous adopted by' the National Hoard of
Trade at Louisville last October, and to
present to the committees of Congress
,liol lini'rt flinvfrn nf flnnm'tnl ninlfnra
such resolutions ns may bo passcd.TanU j
to determine at what time ana place tuc
next meeting of the National Hoard'
shall bo held, Also, to havo a confer
cuce with such delegates as mnv bu ap
pointed uyiioarus ot Mraiie nun unain-
bers ol Commerce Hint aro noi now
membcis of the National llnnrd, for tho
purpose of explaining to them the ob
jects of the organization of tho council
nnd in endcavoiing to get them to be
come1 members."
Outside boards have been Invited to
appoint delegates to attend this session
for such a conference, and If, from any
cause, tbey should And it inconvenient
to attend, to nsk the member of Con
gress from their distiict to attend in
their stead. Mr. Hamilton A. Hill of
Uoston is thn fccietary. The confer
ence will probably last as long as to
day nnd . to-morrow, and probably
longer. Mr. John A. Price of Scran
tou, Pa., is tho cbairmau of tho com
mittee charged with tlio endeavor to
Increase the mtmbciship of tho board.
He ai lived this morning and put up at
AVIllaid's.
lie lcports that ninny personal prom
ises nnd iettcis havo been received of a
nature warranting him to predict a very
satisfactory attendance ami n successful
council. In addition to those gentle
men already on the ground, ho expects
increased arrivals to-night and lo mor
tow. The convention is uot committed
to ndjourn nt nny specified time, but
willicmalu in session as long as such
action mny be deemed to bo for tho best
interests of the object in view.
kii,i,i:i rito.if shook.
.Sail Dentil or Jlr. J. HiilIliiKur ut Tills
Clt.t.
John .1. Hallinger, an employo of
Adams Express Company, died nt his
residence, OH Eleventh stieet, yester
day afternoon, from the effect ot in
juries received while in the discharge
of his duties. During the coupling of
cars In the freight yniil at Jersey City
it is supposed that tho shock caused a
snfo to fall upou him. He was taken to
Philadelphia soon after, and doctors
there pronounced his condition not to
nny degree serious.
Nevertheless he was biought to AVnsh
ington in an unconscious condition,
fiom which, during his whole Illness,
lasting about seven weeks, he rallied
but occasionally and then for n peiiod
of only about fifteen minutes, aud was
thus unable to make auy disposition of
his personal effects, piopcrty, etc. Ho
passed away iu a perfectly peaceful
condition after long suffering. Iu this
city he was attended by Dr. R. L. Cole,
who prononnces It a case of fracture of
the skull. Dr. Hamilton was consulting
physician.
Mr. TJallingerhnd been in tho employ
of tho company for over twenty years,
and when he died was a money messen
ger, a position icquii'iug great confi
dence and reliability. The deceased
was In his fiftieth year and leaves n
wife and three children, tho eldest ot
whom is 11 years. Tho funeral takes
place from the residence next Wednes
day at 1 p. m.
Civil Sort lee CoMtinlssIon.
Evciylhleg is very quiet about tho
headquarters of tlio Civil Service Com
mission just at present, although con
siderable interest seems to bo centered
in tho examination of applicants to-day
for clerkships and mail carricis iu the
City Postoitlco. Commissioners Lyman
and Roosevelt aud Chief Examiner
AVebster arc absent from tlio city, and
Secictnry John T. Doyle went to New;
Haven last night on olllclal business
expecting, to return Thursday.
It will he of interest to clerks in tlio
AVnr Department to know that nn ex
amination of clerks for promotion in
the entire Department liasbeon decided
upon and will be held very soon. This
examination was nsked for by tho heads
of tho Department and is considered
the only practical way under tho civil
service Tides whereby clerks of all
glades can come in Hie line of promo
tion. -- .
l'atlt Jurors fur l'oliruiiry.
A list of twenty-one petit jurors ap
peared In tho Criminal Court this morn
ing to servo for the month of February.
Out of the original number who re
sponded to tho call made by tho clerk
eight wero excused, and an unlucky
number of thirteen remained, Including
Charles II. Parker, Lcxcons A. Wood,
Thomas E. Waggamau, WHUatn Jvi.
Allis, .lames O. Marceion, AV. F.
Ptewelt. M. H. Flynn, John F. arcen,
Ellery J. Unit, James II, AVinslow, K.
D. Jones, Fred. AV. Knhtert. Charles
Altmnii, A. J. Dell, S. D. Ncwcomb.
nToii) lu tlio Tolls. "
Shu gave her name as Georglnna
Rait at the station, but tliu police of
tlio city know her as "Topsy," AVhen
she came Into tho dock this morning
her chin barely reached the lion rail,
and sho looked up at the judge un
flinchingly. A lltllo bit of pink rib.
bon was tied lu her hair. Tho girl did
not weigh over fifty pounds, aud sho
hns no home, but sleeps In empty boxes
nbout tho market.
"Step back," said Judgo Miller,
"and I'll sec if I can't llnd you u
home."
Yvrillct oil Hit) Monkpj-Wmiicli Citsu,
Arguments wero concluded lu tho
Mnher monkey-wrench case this morn
ing, which had occupied tho attention
of tho Oiiniinal Court for nearly two
days. M nlicr was charged with three
tlUlinct counts of luicony. Tlio jury
letuined verdict of guilty us charged
In the third count of tlio indictment,
but not so ns to tho two llrst couuts.
Tho count ou which tlio defendant is
adjudged guilty is that of the theft of
n niotikey-wicnch from tho United
Ntntps Navv-Ynnl. Mnher pleaded
guilty wkenarralgned as to tho chargo
- 1 in this count, Sentence was deferred,
AN ANCIENT TRAGEDY.
ONE OF THE SADDEST EVENTS IN
f HE COUNTRY'S HISTORY.
11m Heerrtury of Stnto milt the Seem-
' lurj nrtluiNnvy Killed Xmrpiiier
i Jltiilioils or IMrty-SIx loars Act,
(,'ut.t rusted With Thosn ol" l'li-llii.t,
i Foily-six ycais ago, In this s.uno
month of Fcbutary, n terrible nnd fatal
accident appalled tho pcoplo of this city
nnd can led sorrow throughout thu
land. On AVeduosday, February US.
181 1, n largo wrought-lron gun, culled.
I tho Peacemaker, hurst when fluid for
i tho thlid time on tho United Stttes ship
i Pilnecton nnd killed tin Secretary of
1 Stale, tho Secrelury of the Navy an I
1 scveial other spectators, besides wound
I Ing.a number of seamen. Tho accident.
I occurred on the Potomac some fifteen
I miles down the river from Hits city.
I Thb news reached hero soon after
j nnd nn account of the tragedy appeared
In the papers tho next morning. Wo
i append that printed In tho Rational In-
lillgenccr as having a melancholy in
, ti test, in view of tho awful scenes this
i cilv witnessed at daV-dawn vestcrdav.
It is reproduced verbatim, and, asido
fiom Its Interest as a contemporaneous
account of one pf tho saddest ovonts In
'our history, It forms a curious contrast
' oftithojiowspaper methods ot the two
priods The iitclligciiccr'a story occu-
rfpicdltheiplaca usually taken up by tho
lcSlling editorial, nnd was as follows:
MtfsT AWFUL AND MOST LAMKNT
"" AHLU. CATASTROPHE '
INSTANTANEOUS DEATH, nl" THE 111 JlsrlMI
or Osr. or Tin: LAltoc Gvxs ox UOaiid
tub UMTrn Statks Situ Princeton,
or Secuutauv Upsitun. Sr.oKETAiir
(iitMUit, Co.M.Monoun Kexnox and
A'lluui. Maa v, Efg.
In tho whole course of our lives it has
never fallen to our lot tp announce to our
rendci s ninoroshocklngcnlnmlty shocking
iu all Its circumstances and concomitants
than that which occurred on board tho
United States bblp Prltlccton, yesterday
afternoon, while under way, In tho river
Polnmae, fouitccu or fifteen miles below
Ibis city.
A Illlir.LIANT OCCASION.
A'eetciday was a day appointed, by the
courtesy nud hospitality of Captain Stock
ton, coruniaDdcr of tbo Princeton, for re
cilvliig us visitors to bis fine shlji (lying oft
Alexandila) a great number of guests, with
their fnmlllcs, liberally nnd numerously In
vited to spend tho dayou board. The day
was most fnvorable, nnd the company was
laigo and brilliant, of both sexes; not less
probably lu number than four hundred,
nniong whom were tha President of tho
1 idled States, tho heads of tho several De
pnitinents nud their families At a proper
hour, after the arrival of tho expected
guests, tho vessel got under way lind pro
ceeded down the river to somo distance bo
low Fort Washington.
During tho passage down ono of tbo
large guns on board (carrying a hall of 21
pounds) was fired more tbau once, exhibit
Ing tho great power aud capacity of that
formidable weapon ot war. Tho ladles had
partaken of u sumptuous repast; tho gun
tlrir.cn had mccecdul them nt tho table
rn.il seme of them bad left. Tlio vessel
was on her leturn up tho river, opposite to
tho foil, wbcie Loptulu Stockton consented
lo Iho another 6hot from the samo gitur
around ami nenr which, to observo It
cUtcts, many peisons bad gathciel. though
by no means so many as on similar dis
charges In tho morning, the hello" who
Iheii thronged the deck being on this fatal
recnslon nlmont nil between decks and out
of reach of harm.
HIE EXPLOSION.
Tbo gun was fired. Tho explosion was,
followed, before tho smoko cleared away so
ns to observe Its effects, by shrieks ot woo
which announced a dire calamity. The gun
had burst at u point three or four feet from
tho breech, and scattered death nud de
struction around. Air. Upshur, Secretary
of State; Mr. Gilmer, so recently placed at
tho head of tho Navy; Commodore ICennon,
ono of its gallant olllcers; Virgil Maxcy,
lately returned from it diplomatic resi
dence at Tho Hague; Mr.itarduer of New
York (formerly n momberof tho Senate of
the Stato) were among the slain.
Resides these, seventeen seamen were
wouuded,several of them badly and probaby
mortally. Among those stunned by tho con
cussion, wo learn, not all seriously Injured,
were Captain Stockton himself, Colonel
Benton of tho Senate, Lieutenant Hunt of
tho Princeton and W. D, Robinson of
(Jeorgetown. Other persons also were per
haps more or less luured, of whom, In the
horror and confusion of tho moment, no
ccitalu account could be obtained. The
above are- believed, however, to comprise
tho whole of the persons known to tho
public who were killed or dangerously or
seriously hurt.
Tho sceno upon the deck may more easily
lie Imagined than described. Nor can the
Imagination picture to Itself tho halt of Us
horrois. Wives widowed In an Instant by
the murderous blast! Daughters smitten
with tho heait-rcndlng -sight of tholr fath
er's llfelcsa corpse! Tho waitings of agon-,
lied females! Tho piteous grlcfjifthe'iiu
hurt, hut heart-stricken spectators! The
wounded scumcnborDO dowu bolowl Tho
filknt tears aud quivering lips of their
crave auu uonest comtaaes, lvno incu iu
vain to endure or to conceal their l'celtngtl
What iiucif can adequately depict nsceue
like .this?
fcOUIIOyV' OF TIIK COUXTKY.
The bodies of the killed remained ou
board the ship until tho following day,,
when thoy wero conveyed to tho White
House and placed in the E-isl Room,
there to nwait the funeral ceremonies.
Picsldcpt Tyler sent a special mcss.ige
to Congress, in icspoiue to which both
Houses adjourned until the following
Monday immediately after adopting ics
olniions exniefisivo of their feelings.
Thu funeinl look place on tho succeed
ing Sal ui day and was a most impressive
nnd imposing alTnlr. General Winlicld
Scott commanded lhe military, and both
Houses of Congress, tho civil olllcers
of the Government, tho Diplomatic
Coips, the Piesident nud a large con
couise of citizens followed tho remntus
lo Iheir last testing place in t'.-io Con-glt-ssioual
Cemetery. All tho slain were
Interred there except Mr. Maxcy, whoso
remains wcio taken to his late home iu
Minyland forsopultrc.
A hen retuniing from tho funeral the
horses attached to Prcsldcut Tyler's
eiurlnce took flight al tho fopt of Capi
tol Hill and ran away. John Tyler, jr.,
and the coachman tiled iu vain to con
.Jiol Iho frightened animals. Thevran
I madly tin tho broad Avenue, fortu
nately without colliding with any of
tho other vehicles with which the street
wok crowded, until they were stopped
by tho Assistance of a lootmnn in front
of Gnllabrun's European Hotel, which
stood on tho north side of Pennsylvania
n venue, between Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets, near Fifteenth. This
was the only accident which occurred
on the day of tho funeral, nnd happily
no one was lujuied.
lteslntlng uu Oillcar.
Geoigo R. Foote, it brutal-looking-bully
of Snow's alley, tilled himself
wllli bad whlskv Inst night nud nro-
! ceedid to tako possession of tlio squalid
uioioiigiiiuie. umeer Aiauuox ncara
him nnd attempted to make nu arrest,
but Footo resisted nnd drow u pistol on
tho policeman, Tho mau grappled
with him nnd attempted to use tho
weapon, but tho olllcer was too big for
htm and Uncw him down on tho
lough btoucs of tho nlley with a foico
which took his bieatk awny. Then ho
drngged him to tho station nnd pro
feiad four charges against him,
Judgo Miller imposed a sentence of six
months in tho workhouse,
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