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THE WASHINGTON OBJTIO, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 181)0.
Tbo past week at. tho theatres has been
unusually successful, and tho outlook for
the coming week Is vary good. Tho Na
tional will havo in Nat Goodwin an Attrac
tion never boforo presented bcrej and It
will doubtless draw well.
Mr. vT, K. Emmet will commonoo an en
gagement to-morrow ovoning with his new;
comedy drama, 'HJnclo Jocj or, Fritz In it
Mad 1I0U6C." This play Is by far thij
strongest and most ontortalalng, as well ns
occupjlng a higher piano, than any of his
previous efforts, combining, as it docs, tho
plcturcsfiuo and novel situations of tho
second nnd third acts. 'Tho mad houso
tccno Is a decided novelty. Now songs,
dances, quartettes and 'glees, as well as a
strong dramatic company, together with
great enro and attention to detail, add ma'
tcrlallV In making "'Undo Joo" a success.
Tho third act gives tho key of the play.
It takes place In a largo boarding-house
that bad been a lunatic asylum. Fritz
goes thcro to sco au old friend, nud, at tho
eamo time, there appears upon tho scono
tho son of tho doctor who had chargo of
the placo when It was an asylum. Ho has
just returned homo after a long absence,
and Is under tho Impression that tho placo
I s tho eamo as when ho left. Tho different
boarders appear to him and Fritz as luna
tics, and from this mtstakn many highly
humorous scenes result. Tho $5,000 St.
Bernard dog "Plulllnunon" and tho tiny
actors that appear several times during the
performance arc splendid accessories to tho
entertaining work of Mr. Emmet and his
company. "Only ouo matlnco will bo given,,
viz., Saturday afternoon.
"inn ooi.D mine,"
"The GoldMIno" Is from tho pen of Bran
der Matthews and George II. Jessup. Good
win, ns Silas K, W'ooleolt, Is a wealthy
American mine owner, tho possessor of tho
property which gives namo to too piece.
Ills loyo affairs In London cost him his for
tune, and ho loses all through his re
gard for a little widow. In tho last act,
however, he gets It back, alone with tho
httlo widow's hand, and the play ends hap
pily for all savo tho villain. Tho latter Is a
London banker, loxtvood by name,
whoso scheming places tho gold
mlno temporarily In his possession.
Mr. Goodwin's success In tho play
Is Indicative, more than anything else, of
his great versatility. That a man who has
been so great a favorlto In low comedy and
burlesque should provo so successful In a
legltl'mato cast testifies ta his gonlus. In
Washington, Goodwin has always been a
favorite, and his friends will be glad to seo
him In his new sphere. Ills company In
cludes Paul Arthur, K. G. Wilson, Isabolla
Coo and .Mac Durfce.
That dramatic poem of scml-clvillzatlon,
"My Partner," will bo presented at Harris'
Bijou Thcatro next weck'by a company
that has gained much favorable mention
elsewhere. It will be mounted In a fin
ished manner, and tho performance may bo
expected to provo thoroughly cntortalnlng.
The play is well known to tub public.' It
has a record of uninterrupted success
and Is regarded by; many as BartloyCamp
boll'e master-piece. It Is unquestionably
an honor to American lltcraturo and Is ono
of the dramatic efforts that no ono should
fall to seo. It displays Hartley Campbell's
genius at Its best. Usual prices and mati
nees. BOOTH AND M0DJE9KA.
Kdwln llooth and Mme. Modjcska will
1 egln an engagement at Albaugh's Holllday
Street Theatre, Baltimore, on Monday,
February 24. Tho Washington public will
bo complimented with three excursion
nights, on which occasion reserved scats
will bu sold for $2 and $2.50, including rail
road transportation to &ud from Baltimore.
Tho repertoire, sale of seats and "Wash
ington nights" will bo advertised lu atnplo
time. The excursion trains will be for tho
exclusive uso of tho purchasers of tickets
THE NIGHT OWI.S nUKLESQUE.
At Kcrnan's a specialty company that
seldom rails to fill a houso will bo on tho
board! this week. The Night Owls' Bur
lesque Is lu Its line superior to tho general
run of specialty shows. Tho troupo Is
made up of good artists and can be relied
upon to glvo a good performance if their
past work hero is any criterion.
THE STOIJDA1U) LECTURES.
The Stoddaid Lectures at tho Congrci
gatlonal Church will bo continued on Feb
ruary 12, whon "Napoleon Bonaparte" will
bo given. The remaining dates Include
Kcbraruyl-J, 15,17, 18 and 19. Tickets at
Kills' music store.
THE MUSICAL WOULD.
The Menestrel of Paris says of Lalo's now
plauo concerto: "The first part, a 6ort of
triumphal march, and the second, an an
dante, are the best;" adding that tho con
certo, but an orchestral composition la
which tho planoforto executes a special
part, which could bo transferred to the or
chestra without any difllculty and without
detracting In tho least from the general
The Choral Society of Washington, with
Its magnificent chorus of 150, will present
"Armlnlus" in Lincoln Hall on February
12. Tho soloists will be Mr. George Prcbn,
Mr. William H. Lawton and Miss Gertrudo
Edmunds, the former in tho title role.
Tickets aro now on' sale at Mctzerott's
The programme of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra concert at Lincoln Music Hall
next Thursday evening Is as follows:
Overture, "Sakuntala" Coldmark
Concerto tor violin and orchestra..
Suite, "Peer Gynt" Grieg,
(Received with storms of applause luBostoji.),
Sympbny D Jllnor, , Schumann
The Georgetown Amateur Orchestra, as
sisted by Miss Annie A. Parko of Boston,
cornet soloist; Miss Bertha Lincoln,1
soprano, fand Mr. Georgo Isemon, pianist,
gave a concert In Lincoln Music Hall last
Friday evenlnc. The' performance was a
thoroughly enjoyable one ami brought out
full house. Professor Josef Ku6par acted
as conductor' and sixty pciformors took
Messrs. Chlckerlng it Sons have engaged
Vladimir do Pachmanu, tho Kusslan pianist,
for a brief series of Chopin recitals, to tako
place In the early spring. Mr. "do Pach
niann will bo accompanied on his American
tour by Mine. Margaret de Pachnuuin, his
wife, who is also a distinguished virtuoso.
Lillian Kussell is studying Italian, and
will shortly sing "Chansons de Fortune"
with Italian words. At present sho slugs
it in English, French and German.
NEW ENGLISH MUSIC.
"The Academic Series of Vocal Duets
and Trios for Treble Voices." Books 1 and
3. (WeekqsA Co.) This collection Is of
a very mixed character, and while a few of
the pieces (like Mendelssohn's beautiful
duet "Greeting," and Abt's trio "The Swiss
Moraine Hymn") are given as tbctr authors
intended them to be, other uumbers consist
of mutilated operatic excerpts set to words
with which they havo nothing in com
mon, aud, worse still, adaptations ot
Instrumental compositions to vocal
uees. Schubert's favorite Impromptu in
A flat Is hero to be found transposed and
served up as a vocal trio; Meudelssoha's
duet, "I Woulil That My Love," Is trans
posed, married to new words and trans
formed Into a trio; Schumann's charming;
"Youthful Peasant," from "Das Album
fur IVus, Jugcnd," Is made to do duty as a
vocat'dnet; aud Weber's bright llttlo soug,
" Wlum thoThorn Is White with Blossoms,"
does duty as a trio. Examples of this
motley collection might be shown ad in
lintfum, but wo have cited enough to show
the character, and our entire disapproval,
of the publication, which partakes of the
worn u ays oi musical narmicss Known to
our forefathers In tho early part of this
"Ten Two-Part Songs," By Franz Abt.
(Patey and Willis.) The late Frauz Abt
possessed an agreeable talent aud almost
remarkable skill In writing for the voice,
and It Is to this last-named quality that his
popularity may In u great measure be at
tributed, Ills songs, and especially his
concerted pieces (duets and trios, chloily
for female voices), are all uot elugaulo, but
grateful to tho vocalist and ucceptablo to
the listener. From the foregoing remarks
it will bo gathered that wo do uot rank Abt
among the giants of his art, nor even
aicoug composers ot the second rank; but
as a consclcnllous writer of small but ele
gant Ideas carefully wrought ho will ever
bo welcome. Tho ten ducts comprised In
this llttlo volumo nro singularly equal In
merit, and wbllo no ono of them rises to a
high standard, they aro all tastofully writ
ten and calculated to glvo pleasure
"Thrco Two-Part Songs" for fomalo
voices, with plnaforto accompaniment. By
Herbert F. Snarpc. (Charles Woolhouso.)
Threoincrltorlous productions, which will
bo found useful and pleasing without oxces
slvo difllculty. No. 1, "To tho Crocus,'1 Is
a tuneful and Interesting setting of somo
pretty verses by Mary Patterson; No. 3,
"I'll Itowo Thco o'er tho Lcarlg," is a very
happy musical illustration of words by
Burns, and No. 3, "Morning Song," is a
well-composed but unexciting scttlug of
Allan Cunningham's agrooablo verso.
"Castlo In tho Air." Song. Poetry by
Lloyd Wollen. Music by Q. Saint-Georges.
(Charles Woolhouso.) A very baro castlo
whoso furntturo and fittings are of tho
"Are Wo English Still ?" Song. Poetry
IryE. Shelton. Music by W. (J. Levey.
IHarberd Bros.) A very pertinent ques
tion, truly, when wo regard tho shoals ot
foreigners of every nationality, but
especially Teutonic, who Invado our shores.
Leaving tho question, howovor, to political
economists, It Is pleasant to sayot tho
music that ft Is light, pleasing, aud qulto
up to its composer's old standard.
"1 Will Woo tho Dainty Roso." Song.
Poetry by Tom Hood. Music by T. Brad
sky. (W. Czcrny.) This is apparently n
rcchanffce; words and music do not hang
together, and whatever Interest tho latter
originally may havo possessed Is so diluted
In its present form as to bo scarcely ap
preciable. "From Heaven,'.' Song. Poetry by Graco
Maberlcy. Music by George Hilton. (W.
Ileoves.) Wo can discern no merit In this
"Sea or Shore." Song. Poetry by F. E.
Weatherlev. Music bv Godfrey Marks.
(ReldBrob.)-If imitation Is the slnceros.t
flattery, then should Sir Arthur Sullivan
feel truly Haltered by this composition,
which Is something moro than n reminis
cence ot "tho llowers that bloom In
spring" from tho "Mikado."
ECHOES FltOM THE STAGE.
A fair will bo held In St. Augustine's
Church from Fchuary 11 to 18.
Tho Booth-Modjoska engagement in Bos
ton a week ago netted over $-11,000.
Mrs. dames G. Blaine, jr., will open at
tho Lyceum, in New York, on or about
June 1, solt Is said.
Professor Carpenter's lectures op hypno
tism aro drawing well at W'lllard Hall. He
has just entered on his sixth week.
Daniel Frohinan's Now York Lyceum
Theatre Company in '"The Wife" will fol
low "Tho Gold Mine" at tho National.
Manager Kernau has engaged tho colored
pugilist Jackson to appear at his theatres
for two weeks, beginning February 17.
The performance by tho pupils of the
Martyn Academy of Acting last Wednes
day was largely attended and In every way
A very Interesting article by Max O'Rell
entitled "The English Stage Through
French SpfcctaclcS" appears In tho Dra
matic Mirror of Feburary 8.
It Is said that if Lawrcnco Barrett does
not fully recover from tho glandular trou
blo in his neck next season he will not act,
but devote himself to managing Edwin
Henry Dlxcy in tho "Seven Ages" Is
about to close hlscugagcmentlnNew York,'
and Is preparing for his tour South. The
date of his appearance In Washington has
not yet been Jlxcd.
Mr, Frank Heard, the "crayon" lecturer
gave one of his unique chalk talks entitled
"Stories in Pictures" at tho Congrega
tional Church last Friday evening. There
w as a good attendance.
Wilson Barrett is reported to havo re
fused on offer of $1,000 to play "Tho Silver
King" In Chicago on Sunday evening. Mr.
Barrett's excuse was that such a step would
bo au affront to his Sabbath-observing
It is rumored that Miss Letitla Aldrlch
of this city, daughter of Senator Aldrlch'
Is to join one of Daniel Frohinan's compa,
nies. A New York dramatic paper prints
the rumor and credits It to their Washing
The first colored comedy company In this
country was recently organized at Port
Gibson, Miss., and Is already on the road
with a play. The company comprises
eighteen members, all of whomincludlng
the manager, are negroes.
T, D. Frawloy of this city received an
offer from Sydney nosenfeld to play In his
now comedy, "The Stepplng-Stone," hut
was forced to decline on account of being
under cngaeement with W. II. Crane tor
tho remainder of the season.
William GUI is engaged on a musical
fantasy for Dr. Wlloy, at present "Tho
Sweet Slngor of Bucksport, Me.," In
Richard Golden's "Old Jod Prouty." The
piece as yet has no title. Charles Mac
Geacby will mauago the new company next
season, as well as "Old Jod Prouty."
A Georgetown young man Is laboring
among Government employes at tho present
time with a vlow of organizing a eortot
departmental dramatic association for char
itable miruoses. He is meetlnir with con
siderable success, and already has four-scoro
names ou his book,
M, I'olllnl, manager of ouo of the
theatres In Hamburg, refused admission to
a newspaper critic on tho ground that the
latter had given his performance a bad
notice. The court, after deliberation, de
cided that tho manager's course was Illogal
and condemned htm to pay tho journalist
COO marks for each refusal of admission.
COLONEL JONES' PICTURE.
The plcturo of Colonel C. H. Jones, edit
tor of the St. Louis Republic, adorns the
Press Gallery of the House. It shows a
handsome, middle-aged' man. The expres
sion Is that of a man with great confidence
In himself and in his own opinions. One
of bis opinions ho expressed tho other day,
as follows: "It was through the influence
ot my paper In 1SSS that Gray ot Indiana
Colonel Jones flatters himself. Governor
Gray of Indiana was kept off the national
Democratic ticket In 1888 by two powerful
Influences, the one national and the other
local. Tho first was the desire of President
Cleveland, expressed to his friends, to havo
Allen Granhury Thurman on tho ticket
wlthhlm. The second was tlie.lnteuse and
bitter hostility of ex-Senator McDonald,
openly expressed before and during the
convention, to Gray, aud the prediction,'
which really amounted to a thieat, that If
Gray was nominated it meant the certain
lots of Indiana.
These Influences acting together were
Suite sufficient to encompass the defeat ot
overnor Gray for the nomination for Ylcs
President -without anything more. If
Colonel Jones opposed Gray In his paper ho
was simply engaged In a work of superero
gation, lie was tiring Into a man who. so far
is that occasion was concerned, was already
very, very dead.
WOMEX AS FARCE WRITERS.
C'batlug with a Chicago Tribune writer,
Mr. William Flelschman, Daniel Froh
inan's manager, recently said: "Vh cau't
women wrlto farco-couicdles! Mrs. Cent
llvre wroto 'The Wonder.' Mrs. Aphra
Behu sroto plaj s as loose as Wycherly's.
But these, 1 suppose, dou't count. You
could hardly Imagine a woman writing
'The Hag Baby' or 'A Tin Soldier." There
Is tomotblng too toughlii a f.irco to suit a
woman, Yet women laugh the loudest ut
tho absurdities of 'Our Flat.' I supposo It
comes homo to them. Most of them havo
lived In flats. Some of them may unfortu
nately havo had their fumlturo carted
away. They come every ulght to laugh at
tho play, hut I doubt It tho) would like to
havo written It. Tho farce-writer must bo
cruder and more acrid In his pictures of
life than women care to be. There Is a
great deal of satire In an honest farce, and
it Is ouly a woman llko deoige Eliot who
dares to be satirical.
Tokio, F.dwln Arnold writes, presents a
far fuller stream of life, and oven moro
surprising novoltlcs than Yokohama,
Nothing but an instantaneous photograph,
carefully colored, could Impart ovon an
Idea of tho picturcsquo population of tho
Nakadorl or of Mala street. Tho trundling
jinrickshas, tho little shock-headed Japs in
dark-bluo coats nnd tight trousers, tho tiny
women-kind with hair hauded and brushed
Into fantastic, glossy, Immovahlo coiffures,
tho mothers with tho tllt-eycd bablos
lashed upon their backs so llko to dolls
that you almost look for tho wire where
with to mako them wink and speak; tho
postmen in eoup-plato hats running along
with litter bags; tbo endless clatter ottho
innumerable wooden pattens; tho slow
shaggy oxen dragging tho bamboo wagons;
tho pretty, grave, delightful, happy chil
dren, racing along tho public way,
with flowing sleeves, llko thoso of a
Master of ArtB, and flowers lu their hair or
flying kites of astonishing devices; tho
small black and whlto houses ranged In
endless rows as if out of a wooden toy-box,
with' paper fronts aud sliding shojis; tho
startling things in toyshops and restau
rants and "butcheries," where tho wild
boars and silver pheasants aro hanging up
at tho poulterers', besides ducks aud snipe
ond hares; tho great kites and noisy crows
sweeping round and round above tho traffic
ot tho bazar, nnd at tho four cross way,
where a long vista opens westward, Fuji's
grand peak fifty miles off, towering above
the rosy clouds ot sunset, lifting itself to
our far-off gazo In such majosty of form
and color as no other mountain In tho
w orld possesses.
uaric wuc, uark gray, puce, purplo ana
black embroidered with whlto aro tho lead
lug colors of tho dresses of tho Japanese
out-of-doors, so that tho general aspectrof
tho moving crowd Is not so variegated as
tho throng of an Indian town presents.
Hut a happier-looking population can no
whero bo studied. Tho deep rovorenccs
these llttlo pcoplo mako to each other In
the street are charming for graco and ap
parent goouwn tue commonest coolie
bends with tho air of a finished teacher of
deportment when he meets a friend or ac
cepts an engagement. Indoors thooboU
6anccs are more lowly still. The llttlo fore
heads touch tho-cartu or tho spotless clean
mats, and tho little hands, almost always
exquisitely formed, aro spread .out, whllo
the kneeling Moosumco prostrates herself
and musically utters tho Ohaiot
Tho skill displayed by Japanese florists
Is abundantly entertaining, but tho most
striking objects aro always those dwarfed
and twisted trees wldch they know how to
produce, so that, llko, tho Chinese, they
call carry about a fir, or thuja, or plum
trco, sixty or eighty years old. In a small
flower-pot. This is obtained with Infinite
patience by pinching off tho rootlets week
by wcok and nipping and training tho ends
of tho branchlots till tho tree is stunted
Into tho exact likeness of a giant of tho
forest, whllo it will not measure, perhaps,
more than twenty-four inches high. Then
they dot these pigmy timber trees all about
a tiny artificial hill, and plant all over It
mlnlaturo rocks and crags, and dig out
falry-llko lakes, and lead hither and
thither absurdly pretentious little rivers,
which, for their bridges, cataracts and
rapids, blight bo the Nile, the Missouri, or
tho Orinoco: and near at hand they rear a
ueucious nine ica-nousc, anu sit tncro sip
ping ridiculously small doses of sakl, from
thtmble-llko cups, nibbling such tiny bis
cuits as might satisfy tho appetite ot a
butterfly, smoking microscopic pipes of
brass and bamboo, which hold about thrco
whiffs, and generally thus looking upon
llfo through a roversed telescope aud
making delicate aud friendly fun out of all
Since tho death of Mrs. Cameron of
London no ono has attempted to follow In
the footsteps of that gifted lady In the
palticular field of photography which sho
made her own. In view of tho great ad
vances which havo been made lu tho tech
nical part of photography, this circum
stance has been not a llttlo surprising.
Within the last few months, however, Mrs.
Frederic Myers, sl6tcr of tho gifted painter,
Miss Dorothy Tennaut, has turned her at
tention to tho artistic side of photography
with extraordinary success. Mrs. Myers
endeavors to bring out tho possibilities ot
beauty m tho subject sho selocts, rather
than to produce a faithful likeness of any
particular person. Her method Is, In short,
that of tho painter or tho sculptor who en
deavors, rrom me suggestions which a
model affords, to create a work of art
in accordance with his own ideal.
Mis. Myers, it must be admitted, has bcoa
singularly fortunato In her models, and iu
none moro 60 than the lovely children who
form tho subjects of several of her finest
photographic studies. "Tho Llttlo St.
John" representing the lines: "A young
lamb's heart among tho full-grown flocks"
Is Instinct with poetry and charm; as
Is also a winged head, entitled "The Com
passionate Cherub." "Entering on Life"
and "I amMonarch of all I Survey" aro
delightful examples of English childhood
In its undaunted courago and Innoceuce.
In the last-named plcturo the sheen of tho
child's silken draperies, tho texturo of the
fur and tho modeling of tho limbs aro all
reproduced with moro than usual finish.
The Bcrles also comprises somo beautiful
Mrs. Myers was fortunate enough to bo
able to tako several portraits ot the lata
Mr. Browning when the poet visited her
Cambrldgo homo last summer. The finest
of these Is perhaps a full-face likeness.
The expression "which it bears of vigor aud
manly determination arc well in harmony
with its Inscription:
I was ever a fighter so ono fight moro
The best and tlio last!
Mrs. Myers' has now taken between
thirty and forty photographs, some ot
which are platlnotypcs, and others In sepia.
The majority aro studies, but a few, as lu
tho case of tho photograph just mentioned,
aro artistic portraits, and to this' latter
class belong two likenesses of .Mr. Balfour,
M. P. It should bo added that tho photo
graphs may be obtained at Mr. Macloau's,
llaymarket; at Mr. Spooucr's, Strand, and
at " Mr. Mansell's, Oxford street. The
A monument to Carl Formes, the singer,
who died receutly In San Francisco, has
been designed by It. Schmld of that city.
The bust of tho basso is seen against a ped
estal, which Is crowned by s female figure
representing Song. Bust and figure are to
be In bronze.
Denver, Col,, has an International Art
Gallery, wherein Is shown at present a col
lection of "paintings belonging to a Baron
von RIchtoton. A number of these pictures
are from tho nude, and as such havo shocked
tne sense or propriety or some oi Denver's
citizens. The o vner has bcon forced to
withdraw the nudo pictures owing to tho
expostulations addressed to him ou tho
Tho French artists met In tho Palais do
l'Industrle of Paris not long ago to dectdo
tho vexed question about the "exempts"
at tho uext Salon. In other words It was
desired to know whether French and forclgu
ai lists, who received awards at tho exhi
bition, were to be ontltled to send their
works to the annual stay exhibition of
pictures and woiks of art? M. Bougucrcau
was of opinion that tho foreign artists wero
favored by their respective juries, aud that
If they were to be allowed to exhibit In tho
.S'flfuit as "oxompts" they would crowd tho
placo to tho Injury ot native artists.
MM. Alclssonter, Carolus-Duran and others,
at a recent mcetlug denounced M, Bougue
i eau's pica, and a very stormy seance re
sulted, Tho dcclstvo meeting was equally
stormy, and as there wero 700 painters
present, all In a very excited state ot mind,
tho whole assembly resembled a political
caucus, rather than an artistic moetlug.
M, Dougnercau, who pros'dod, was utterly
unable lu preserve order, as tho whole 700
evinced a desire to speak at once. The
nbolitlon ot "exempts" was proposed, and
urgent requests wero made to tho commit
tee ot the society to meet again and settle tho
question. The cud was a closure which could
uot be avoided, aud by 405 votes agalust 23
tho meeting resolved dually uot to consider
as "exempt," and entitled to exhibit In tho
next Salon, the artists who obtained modals
fioin tho jurors during the great exhibi
tion of 1880. Whatever tho Judgment of
unprejudiced experts may be, M. Bouguo
rcau carried his point. If technically cor
rect, it was neither liberal nor, as tho sequel
will probably prove, Judicious In tho best
Interests of art. It Is, howover, final as
regards tbo May Salon, and must bo ac
cepted. "Realism in Fiction ond Art" was tho
topic discussed by tho Eliot Socloty of St.
Louis recently. It was Mrs. J . K. Uosmcr's
task to arguo to tho conclusion that too
much realism iu both these linos of human
oudcavor is useless, and becauso it makes
llfo too much of a burden, ilcrcntlro essay
was an appeal to tho American mind for
moro Intellectual levity, Mrs. Hosmeralso
appealed, from the standpoint of a mother,
for tho purification of tho modern social
novel, so that It could bo placed In tho
bands of young pcoplo. Sho criticised ad
versely tho croatlous ot Vorostchagln
his pictures of war as brutalizing, and In
sisted that his plcturo of tbo sentinel Iu
"All Is Quiet at Shlpka" is a moro power
ful factor in suppressing tho war spirit
than bis battlo pictures. Mrs. ilosmer's
argument bieatbcd tho gcntlo aud health
ful spirit that Is felt Intho atmosphcroof
tho home of tho Ideal American wlfo and
mother, and It wns plainly seen that it had
tho sympathy of a large share of tho club,
at least from tho standpoint of sentiment.
Mtst Martha Kayscr was tho champion of
tho modern realistic school In both lltcra
turo and art. As exponents of the former,
sho held upMIllet aud Vcrcstchagln; of tho
latter, Tolstoi and Victor Hugo. Tho
spirit of philanthropy which shines from
Tolstoi's pages, sho maintained, could uot
bo questioned, whllo Hugo's republican
nobleman as portrayed In " '03," with his
optimistic philosophy under tho very
shadow of tho gullottuc, was to her a re
fining acd elevating creation. As for
Vorcstchacln, ho painted war pictures to a
purpose, and that purpose could not havo
been an Inspiration to warlike ambition.
And Millet, n peasant himself, painted of
peasant life, and for tho refinement of tho
Tho proposed art commission for Bolton
makes New York grin. Tho beaming Sim,
for cxninplo, thinks It a good Idea, and ox
presses tho opinion that If tho lato Mr,
Phidias could visit tho Modern Athens aud
gazo upon Ks statues aud monuments ho
would succumb to apoplexy, and dlo again,
In his sorrow and surprise It seems appro
priate to remark that If ho went over to New
York, ho would experience scarcely less
discomfort. Ho would find a groat many
uncompleted subscriptions for numerous
noblo monuments, but tho monuments
would bo nowhoro to bo found. On tho
whole, wo would advise Mr. Phidias to
choose Boston for tho scene of his materiali
zation, If ho proposes to visit the oarth
again. Boston Herald,
IN THE DEPARTMENTS.
John P. Ernest ot New York, a clerk of
tho $1,000 class In tho War Department,
has been transferred to tho PostofTico De
partment without change In grade.
Tho Postmaster-General has removed
Joseph M. Park of Pennsylvania, a $1,G00
clerk In the ofllce of tho Second Assistant
Postmaster-General, aud promoted John
H. Prior of Maryland from a 51,000 clerk
ship in that offlco to $1,200 per annum.
Colonel II. L. Swords ot tho Treasury
Department has returned from an extended
official tour through tho West and South.
Colonel Swords holds a position wbcre tbo
responsibility is out of nil proportion to
tho salary ho receives. Upou his recom
mendation largo sums of money are an
nually expended for the furniture required
Iu tbo hundreds ot buildings throughout
tho country under the control of tho Treas
John B, Ward of New Jersey and Benja
min F. Chase of Illinois have been pro
moted In the Interior Department, the first
named from $1,200 to $M00 and tho last
named from $1,000 to $1,200.
Joseph II. Rcevo of New York aud Wil
liam Finn ot Missouri, clorks of tho $1,000
and $1,500 classes, respectively, lu the Fost
ofllce Department, have resigned.
Chief of tho Navigation Buioau of tho
.Navy Department Commodore RamBey
was qulto ill all last week with a heavy
Thomas II. Sherwood of Pennsylvania
has been promoted from a $1,400 clerkship
to tho position of medical examiner, with
salary ot $1,800, Iu the Pension Ofllce.
Tho followlns promotions in tho General
Land Ofllco havo been announced: J. A.
Hlrth of tho District of Columbia, from
$1,000 to $1,800; O. A. Bristow of Mich
igan and F. I Wood of tho District ot Co
lumbia, from $1,400 to $1,000; A. B. Hilt
man of Now York aud William II. Lewis of
Kansas, from $1,200 to $1,400, and S. li.
Jackson of tho District of Columbia, from
$1,000 to $1,200.
Tho Commissioner of Pensions has ap
pointed Mr. W. II. Barker of New Yo
chief of the Record Division iu his bureau
with salary of $3,000 per annum. Tho
former chief, Mr. Wllllain T. Ford of the
District ot Columbia, has been designated
as assistant. Wo do uot understand that
this change reflects in any degree upou Mr.
Ford, who is an old aud reliable official.
H. II, Lockwood of Ohio has been ap
pointed to a $1,000 clerkship In tho Interior
Miss L. J. Mageo of Minnesota and Miss
M. M. Blumcnberg of California have re
ceived promotions from $720 to $900 aud
fiom $1'00 to $1,000, respectively, in tho
Mrs. II, K. Gray of Nebraska was pro
moted last week from $1,000 to $1,200 aud
Mis. L. H.McMastcrof Utah from $900 to
$1,000 lu the Interior Department.
On tho recommendation ot tho Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs, Mr. F. A. Alexan
der of South Dakota has been appointed to
a $2,000 clerkship, ,
Assistant Socrctary ot the Treasury Geo.
C. Tichcnor was confined to bed the
greater portion of last week by a severe
attack of rheumatism.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury last week
appointed Colonel J. D.Yocuiu of Nebraska
as a special agent of tho customs service.
E. B. Daskam, chief ot tho Public
Moneys' Division of tho Treasury, was act
ing chief clerk of the Department last week
during the absencoof Chief Clerk Drackett.
Mr. Thomas D. Winter of tho District ot
Columbia was promoted a few days ago
from $1,400 to $1,000 In the office of the
Second Assistant Postmaster-General.
A bill was Introduced lu tho House a
short time ago which created a good deal
of fuu among the cleiks In tho Depart
ments. It piovlded that clerks should be
appointed ouly ou the recommendation ot
Congressmen, and that they should hold of
flco for a stated time. If tho Congressman
for the district to which tho clerk belonged
was willing a reappointment could be made
lor a seconu term.
Tho following-named clerks Iu the Post
ofilco Department havo been promoted: E.
M. Colford of Illinois, from $1,200 to $1,400;
Miss Annie M. Kckbert ot Pennsylvania,
from $1,000 to $1,200, and C. E. Roberts of
Virginia, from $900 to $1,000.
Captain S. A. Johnson ot Ohio, who was
transferred last week from a clerkship In
the Treasury Department to tho custom
bouBO at Georgetown as deputy collector,
entered actively upon his new duties ou
An examination will bo held ou the 25th
instant at tho rooms of tho Civil Servlco
Commission to fill au existing vacancy iu
tho position ot chemist iu tho Internal
Rovcuue Bureau. The salary of tho place
Is $2,500 per annum, aud tho man who is
able to stand up before tho commission for,
say, threo rounds, will probably get It, as
.1 FEMALE STRA TEOIST.
Joues That Biown girl Is a smart ono.
Smith What is she up to now!
"You know whenever he goes out sho
has her pug with her."
"Yes, I understand."
"Well, tho has trained that dog to trot
along about ten feet behind her."
"Well, what of that!"
"What of that! Don't you see, she i i
look back at the man under tho pre'enee f
looking after the dog."- Ttat "j' n.
The FAnTit a Dtnamo. Tbo earth is a
great dynamo, rovolving around its axis
at a pcrlphcrlcal voloclty at tho equator of
moro than 1,000 miles au houi, n much
higher speed than is attained by nny
dynamo mado by man, writes Jacob
Ilccso. By vlrtuoof tho dynamic action ot
tho earth, electricity Is drawn Into It. And
as tho dynamic action Is largely duo to Its
velocity, nnd tho Velocity being greatest at
tho equator, tho dynamic effect will bo
greatest at that point, Hcnco tho greatest
amount of electricity will bo drawn to tho
earth at tho equator and tho least at tho
Temperature being tho measure of mole
cular activity (as weight Is the measure ot
matter) tho temperature will bo hlchcst at
tho equator because tho molecular activity
is greatest at that point; and so tho temper
ature will bo less nnd less as we pass from
the equator toward tho north or tho south
roles, becauso tho pcrlphcrlcal velocity
grows, less and thodynamltoacttoulsdtmlu
lshcd. Tho phonomcua wo call sun rays
aro produced by tho electric currents
drawn to (ho earth by Its dynamlto action.
Matter per te Is lmpondcr.iblo and Inort;
it is endowed with energy by tho physical
forces, and is thus mado electrical, Tho
different elementary bodies aro endowed
with energy in different dcgiecs, hcnco
they vary In their electric capacity. The
phenomena ot weight aud specific gravity
are caused by tho dynamic action ot tho
earth drawlug electricity to It, and conse
quently drawing all matter containing olcc
trlclty, and as tho matter is differentially
endowed with electric -power, tho dynamic
effect In drawing It to tho earth will vary
accordingly. Wo thus find that tho differ
ence lu tho weight and the specific gravity
of matter Is caused by the dynamic action
of tho earth.
Matter may bo divided; tho end of physi
cal division is tho molecule. Sir Wllllain
Thompson, an expert lu molecular physics,
says that "(hero aro nineteen million mil
lion million molecules in a cubic centimeter
of any gas." From this wo learn that the
particles that composo tho atmosphere are
Infinitely small. Tho dynamic action ot
tho earth drawlug tho electric sun current
through tho atmosphere forces theso mlnuto
molecules into such a high stato of activity
that they exhibit the phenomenon wo call
Bunllght. Snnllght being produced by tho
molecular activity of our atmosphere Is
confined to it, and darkness prevails be
tween our atmosphere and tho sun.
Tho electricity drawu Into tbo carlh by
Its djuamlto action Increases the molecular
activity of the material, and as tho electric
currents approach tho centre of tho earth
they focus, aud by their aggregated action
ino inoiecuiar activity oi mo cartu is in
ci cased to that vclocltv thatoxhlblts lucan
desccnec. Thus wo find that tho heat of
tho earth is not pioduced uor Is It sus
tallied by the combluatlon of fuel, such as
coal, oil or natural gas, but it Is generated
and sustained by tho dynamic action of tho
Tho greatest pcrlphcrlcal velocity and
tho greatest dynamic action bclug at tho
equator, tho greatest amount of incandes
cent matter will be found beneath tho
torrid zone, and for this reason volcaulc
action will bo confined to that locality.
Tho normal path ot energy Is from tho
higher to tho lower degree of activity,
hence tho electricity drawn to tho earth by
Its dynamic action passes from tho higher
perlphcilcal voloclty to tho lower velocity
near the axis, and from thenco out at or
near the North Pole and from there to tho
North Star, thus nroducluir the Northern
lights aud au Arctic open polar sea, for
the electric current passing out at tho
North Pole will put tho water into such a
high state of activity as will provcut Its
freezing, notwithstanding tbo low perl
pherlcal velocity of the earth at that lo
cality. Phenomena or Nature. There are
many phenomena of nature which aro as
luexpllcablo to-day as thoy wero a thou
sand years ago, notwithstanding the won
derful advances that havo been made
within that tlmo In physical science.
Ono of thoso uuprobed mysteries Is tho
apparent Irritability of certain plants.
Electricity was atone time supposed to bo
the causo of this sensitiveness, but It Is now
admitted by electricians that tho thing Is
not borne out by the results of their experi
ments. Touch a leaf o' the Sensitive Plant and
It Instantly shrinks from tho contact, and
shuts up like a mlnlaturo fan, Tho move
ment seems so much like tho effect of
panic, or pain, or shame, that ouo can
hardly bollcvo it-Is uot of feeling. Tho ox
cltmcnt appeals to run along tho fibres lu
tho same way that sensation Is transmitted
through the nerves ot an animal, nnd tho
mechanism through which It operates,
bears a striking analogy to that ot tho
There aro several kinds of flowers which.
when touched at certain points of their In
terior organization, by a fly, or bee, or
other wandering Insect, lustautly close their
leaves, and catch tho Intruder as Iu a trap.
Tho blossom of the barbery trco Is wonder
fully sensitive. Tickle tho baso of ono of
tho stamens with even a horse-hair, and
Viestol It sprlugs forward and strikes
agalust the pistil of tho flower like a ham
mer. It Is as If you had touched the hair
trigger of u fire-arm and let It off. There
are, also, species of plants, akin to the
mosses, that dart their seeds into tho air by
means of a spiral spring Inclosed in a tube;
tho mechanism being very similar to that
ot a "jack-lu-tbe-box." Then thcro are
zoophytes, which not only catch small
marine animals, but actually couvert thorn
Into nutriment by means of organs'whlch
may not improperly be called diyeilivr.
No theory has yet been propounded by
science which satisfactorily cxplalus these
phenomena. Wo know that vegetables
sleep: that through their veins. If wo may
eo call them, clrciulatesa fluid, which per
forms offices resembling those ot animal
blood; that somo ot them simulate the
movements which wo associate with tho
Idea of sensation so closely that one Is al
most compelled to believe them conscious.
But here our knowledge ends. The causes
otthe60 symptoms of animation In things
we call Inanimates, aro among the thlugsot
Heaven and cartli that He too deep for hu
Meteomc Snowr.us. In answer to sev
eral questions regarding the frequency ot
meteoric showers, Professor Very recently
said to a Pittsburg Dispatch reporter:
"Thero aro certain epochs in the year
when particular meteoric showers aro due.
Assiduous observation has given a list of
nearly 100 such showers In tho course of a
year, each of which may bo expected on a
certain date from a certain part ot the
"Particular showers have characteristic
features; that Is, somo meteors aio very
swltt; othcis rather slow. Some vanish
and leave no trace, while others aro ac
companied by tails aud leave streaks after
tho nucleus has disappeared. Few of these
showers last more than one or two days,
though thcro arc somo instauccs w hero it is
suspected that successive meteors belong
ing to the same group appear during several
weeks. Certain dates havo been noticed to
bo moro especially fireball epochs; that is,
the rare event of an exceptionally largo aud
brilliant meteor or fireball Is moro apt to
occur ou certain datos.
"January 25 Is the date of tho meteoric
shower, characterized by the swiftness of
Its components, which are usually atteuded
by streaks. The radiant point ot this
shower Is In the constellation called llcr-
ulce's Hair, a star cluster ouo of tho morn
ing constellations. As this meteor Is
claimed to have been seen lu tho evening it
is more likely to havo beou ono ot tho un
classified sporadlo mctoor6.
"How do you account for these meteoric
bhowm coming at regular periods'" was
"All wo can say U that tho celestial spaces
aro thinly populated lu every direction with
theso scattcicd fragments, which are verit
able miniature planets travolluE In differ
ent orbits around tho sun Inmanylnstnucos,
and serving as messengers from one star to
another in others."
"What produces tho groat llt'ht which
always follows the passage ot a meteor'-"
"Tho light whu Ins soen while the pas
sage of a meteor through the ulr lasts may
bo duo partly to the combustion ot tho
materials ot tho air of llfo, but It is mainly
an incandcscenco of tho condensed atmos
phere which accumulates In advance of an
object Which Is moving many times the
rapidity of n cannon ball often, I may
say, with many hundred time tho rapidity
ot a cannon ball. Under theso conditions
oven the seemingly flimsy rcslstauco of tho
air becomes as great as that of a solid body,
producing lntcno heat, and in tho caso ot a
iargo meteoric stono, frequently resulting
Iu tho fracture and demolition of tho ob
ject." ARMY ANDNAVY GOSSIP.
Thcro has becu no chango in tho Navy
which will crcato so much interest Intho
service aud iu Congrcxs as tho announce
ment that tho lino and staff have come to
an understanding. It Is likely that this
very desirable condition of affairs will tran
spire shortly, Tho recent court of Inquiry
Incident ou tho Chandler resolution re
garding lobbylngorganlzatlon8ln tho Navy,
dovclopcd a disposition to ceaso tho pur
poseless hostilities between officers ot tho
line aud thoso of the staff. It is undcrslood
that tho matter Is being discussed by promi
nent officers at tho Department, and that
unloss somo unforsceu element ot disturb
ance arises, the harmonious alllanco will
bo realized, This fight within the sorvlec,
ot many years duration, has frustrated all
attempts mado to improvo tho condition of
tho naval offlcor. It has been used In Con
gress as an evidence that naval officers
could not iigrco among themselves, and
all legislation proposed for Increasing pay,
accelerating promotion nnd otherwise-" mak
ing tho llfo and lot ot a naval officer more
uearanic, nas cacn session uicn in commit
too room wrangles.
I am told thcro Is a rupturo between tho
Corps of Engineers of tho Army and tho IT.
8. Oeoloclcal Survey, If a coolness betweeu
their respective heads may bo construed
Into such a sad state of affairs. One day
this week Major Powell of tho Geological
Survoy directed ono of his assistants to
copy n portion of n map on file In the ofilco
of tho Chief of Engineers, and gave him a
letter ot Introduction, which also served as
a request for permission to obtain tho In-
rormation reqnircu, to ucncrai uasoy.
When the young man entered Gen. Cosoy's
room at tho War Department, armed with
tho necessary draughting instruments, ho
Was greeted with tho brusquoness of manner
under which General Casey hides a really
kindly lucent. Tho General demandod, on
learning tho nature of tho errand, who
Major Powell was, and followed up tho fur-,
ulshed explanation with a startling Inquiry
as to the purpose of tho Geological Survoy.
Tho General didn't seem Inclined to tako
tho envoy's word regarding tho existence of
tho bureau or its chief, and I fancy that
when tho latter learned of General Casey's
proclaimed Ignorance tho vocabulary away
back to tho Azoic ago was tcstod to tho ex
tent of Its expression.
The Surgeon General will ask Congress
for a deficiency appropriation of at least
$30,000. This amount is required for tho
five-year commutation for tho loss of tho
uso of a limb in tho military or naval serv
ice nud represents the uncalled-for com.
mutation of 3,000 beneficiaries. It Is esti
mated that not more than half of this
number are alive, and perhaps somo
of tho remainder aro not entitled to tho
full commutation of $75. Tho Surgeon
General has determined to seek the bene
ficiaries who aro entitled to this commuta
tion, nnd with this end In view tho United
States pension acenls havo becu asked to
render assistance. There aro a groat many
claimants credited to 'Washington, the ma
jority, however, belonging to tho larger
centres of Philadelphia. New York
and Boston. A cratlfylng feature
of the consideration of these claims is that
pension attorneys have been declared a
useless qunntlty by tho Surgcon-Goneral,
and the light which has been golug ou for
somo months between these pension firms
aud tho Surgeon-General has resulted In a
victory .for the latter, a consequent saving
to tho pensioners of obout $3,000 a mouth.
Another delay Is to be experienced In the
Texas, now being constructed at Norfolk.
Tho 6tecl outside plates for tho vessel were
last week tested by the acid process, and
nearly thirty per cent, were found de
fective. Theso plates will be sent back
to tbo contractors, Parke Brothers of
Pittsburg, and will mean at least a loss of
$5,000 to that firm. Tho Board ot Bureau
Chiefs at the Navy Department Is still
considering the plans ot tho Texas, and
draughtsmen aro engaged on the prepara
tion of plans showing the proposed changes
in the armament.
The board of officers detailed to examine
tho Volunteer offered to the Navy by
Dougherty it Co., of Baltimore for $33,000,
ha6 decided to accept tho tug. Tho con
struction of the two remaining tugs re
quired will be awarded to Neaflo ,fc Levy of
Philadelphia, nnd the Atlantic Woiks of
Despite tho opposition to Commander
Folger's nomination as chief of tho Bureau
of Ordnance, It Is learned that tho Senate
Committee on Military Affairs will report
favorably next week. Commander Folccer
Is acting commandant of tho Washington
Navy-Yaid during the serious Illness ot
Captain R. W. Meade.
It really looks as If the examination of
candidates for appointment as Assistant
Naval Constructor In tho Navy would end
this week. Mr. Hart has completed his
examination. Kuglneer Redgrave, who
lias again been 111, will have finished In a
Lieutenant R. M. G. Brown ot tho Navy
was tho guest last ovculng of the Scawau
baka Corinthian Yacht Club of New York
and lectured ou the Samoan disaster.
Lieutenant Brown gave tho order to tbo
men of the Trenton to fill the rigging,
which maneuver resulted In saving 430
pcoplo and clearing tho ship of a roef.
Tho appointment of -a new Paymaster
General, of the Army may be looked for In
a week or two. The vacancy occurs by the
retirement on Wednesday of General Roch
ester. Tbero are many candidates for tne
placo. The Impression prevails at
the Department that Colonel C.
M. Terrell, Pay Department,
will bo General Rochester's successor.
Colonel Terrell Is credited with great per
sonal Influence with the President. When
Mr. Harrison was In tho Senate he had oc
casion to use his Influence with the then
Chief Executive in behalf of Colonel Ter
rell. The ladies of Mr. Harrlbon's family
are understood to be Interested Iu Coloucl
Tho death of Medical Director Adrian
Hudson on Friday night at Maro Island,
after an Illness of five days, promotes Med
ical Inspector Walter R.Schofleld, Burgeon
Daniel McMurtto and Passed Assistant
Surgeon C. II. II. Hall.
ODD THINGS PEOPLE DO.
J. A. Stelnmetz, whllo visiting near
Downlugtown, Pa., wont gunning and shot
the four legs off a rabbit.
At Kcyport, N. J., tho other day, a brother
and sister met for tho first time since their
parting, in Germany, twenty-fivo years ago.
Miss Edwards, a California school
teacher, walked rourtecn miles on snow
shoes a few days ago. It took her four
A Chinese lauudryruan at Bristol, Pa.,
rents all the places In the city available for
laundries, so that ho can enjoy a monopoly
of tho trado.
Joseph Russell of Ludlow, Ky., Jumped
240 feet uliecr down into the Tennessee
River, at Edgcwood, Ky,, tho other day,
for a purse of $200.
Henry Schmuckcr, a farmer at Lowhill,
near Allentown, attempted to shoot a
wild turkey, wheu tho cap inissod firo, but
ho exploded the fowling piece with a match,
and killed the bird.
Scnora X., a worthy business woman Iu
UIo, lu despair at having lost tho Empress
as a patron, chanced her sign, after tho re
cent bloodless revolution, so as tu road as
Seuora X ,
( 'orset Maker to the
Republk ot Brazil,
Mark Twain thus rectnlly wrote to an
autograph collector In rciponto to a re
quest for his signature;
"I hopo I shall not offend you; I shall
certainly say nothing with tho Intention to
offend you. I must explain myself, how
ever, and 1 will do It as kindly as I can.
What you ask mo to do I am askod to do as
often as one-halt dozen times n wcok,
Thrcb hundred letters aycarl Ono's Im
pulse is to freely consent, but ono's tlmo
and necessary occupations will not permit
It. Thcro Is no way but to decline lu all
cases, making no exceptions, and I wish to
call your attention to a thing which has
probably not occurred to you, and that Is
this: That no man takes pleasure In oxcr
clstng his trade as a pastime. Writing is
my trade, and I exorclso It only when I am
obliged to. You might mako your request
of a doctor or a builder or a sculptor, and
tbero would 1)0 no Impropriety lu it, but If
you asked cither for n specimen of his trado,
Lis handiwork, ho would ho justified Iu ris
ing to a point of order. It would never bo
fair to ask a doctor for ono of his corpses
to remember him by."
Aud all this tho humorist wrote on tho
typewriter, signing his name. Tho auto
graph collector's feelings maybe Imagined.
ONE WAY TO AMUSE THE BABY.
Walbrldgo surprised his baby Suuday
night. Ho didn't Intcud to surprise It; ho
Intended to amuse. Ho had been to church,
and on rcachluc homo drew ills revolver
from his pocket to put It away. Tho baby
reached for tho wcopon a double-acltou
Wesson and If tho baby wanted It tho baby
must havo It. Realizing that It was a peril
ous plaj thing Walbrldgo drew tho car
tridges everyone ot them from tho artil
lery, and then to show tho baby how to op
crato tho toy hq pulled tho trigger. That
was where tho baby was surprlsodl It
would surprlso nny baby to sco Its papa
shoot tho cook-stovo on n quiet Sunday
night with au unloaded revolver whon tho
cook-stovo was quietly pursuing Its voca
tion and digesting hard wood at the rate of
au armful a minutel Tho gun that was
empty went off, and didn't go off silently,
either. Kent ( Wash.) Ailierliser.
BACK TO HER SI DF,.
Au oldj dilapidated pralrlo schooner or
camper's, wagou came creaking through
tbo December wind, bound westward. As
it came nearer tu Its slow courso across tho
plain I saw that tho horses wero thlu and
spiritless, and tho driver, who sat on a
rough board scat beneath, the faded and
torn canvas corner, was as woe-begono as
Ho had once been a good-looking man,
but his sad face aud unkempt clothing told
too well tho storj of soirow or dlssapolut
incnt. "How fur Is It to thu next town!" he
asked as he came opposite tome.
"About five miles."
"How Is the road? Can I get there be
"I am nfrold not, without hurrying."
The clouds were skimming across tho
sky and a storm scorned riding on the back
of the north wind that blew fiercely over
"Guess I'll goon, though," he ojaculatcd,
after having considered a moment. Then
ho alighted from the wagon and commenced
fixing a broken strap of tho harness with
somo cord he drew from the wagon box.
'What's your hurry! Whero are you
bound for!" wero my queries.
"I'm goln' to Smlfh County," ho replied
wearily, as he thought of the long trip, al
most to tbo toot of tho Rockies, "an' I
must get there before the first of the
"Why, got some laud thero?"
"No, not exactly, hut something better,
I lived thcro two years ago Mary aud I.
Tho hot winds came and the times grew
haid for us. Wo workod night and day.
but thcro wasn't no use the sun jlst dried
up the ground an' wo almost give up. Then
Mary died; she was my wife, you know,"
he said, In half apologetic words. "She
helped all she could, hut her strength
w ouldu't hold out."
"And you wero left alone?"
"Yes, so much alouo that I burled her
all by myself on our llttlo claim au' then
started for the old homo back East to try
and mako a llvln'. I lost my right to the
claim," he went on, wearily, "but I dou't
caro much oxcept that sho was there. Now
I must go, though, an' see to it."
"Do jou expect to get It back?"
"Not all of it; I don't want It. But they
tell mo tho land Is all being plowed up In
mat uciguDomoou air rm airaia tneyii
plow over her grave."
"And eo you'll buy the land?"
"A llttlo of It that that holds her. I kin
mako a llvln', I know, an' I'll stay by her
sldo till tho end. It seemed like, the sun
went out wheu she left mo there."
Ho resisted all mv efforts to Induce him
to remain for the night. Ha must hurry,
And the last I saw ot him he was urging
tho tired horses toward tho angry sunset
sky, eager to reach tho grave of tho one ho
loved so well.
Humble In station though be was, crude
though his surroundings, his lonely vigil
on tho far Western prairies, with tho
wide spreading sea of grass around and
only thu tiny mound of earth to attract bis
lonely heart has often seemed a picture
worthy ot a tiuo ortUt's touch. Detroit
BI'SimiEAD'S LITTLE SCHEME.
Busbyhead, the Cherokee chief, who Is
spending tho summer In Washington this
winter, was met on tho street yesterday by
an old acquaintance.
"Look here, Bushyhead," said the white
man, "I believe you are up to somo mis
chief. What are jou staging Iu Washing
ton so long for?"
"I am hero for my people," sat 1 tho In
dtau. "What are you dolug foryour people?"
Tho old chief drew his friend aside and,
affecting tho manner of secrecy, said:
"I am lobbying for Scuator Morgan's
schemoto send the negroes hack to Africa."
"What have your pcoplo to do vltli
"Why," said Bushjhead, "when we have
succeeded In deporting the negroes, then
wo will Introduce a bill to deport the
whlto people. That will put the country
lu tho hands of its rightful owners."
"Well," said tho white man, "If that Is
jourgamo I think wo shall have to adopt
the suggestion of that old Itinerant preacher,
who used to bo known throughout Ohio
and Indiana as 'Tho Immortal J, N,' "
"What was that?"
"Why,rlght after the war he wentthrough
the country telling the peoplo how to pay
tho great national debt without cxpenso to
the Federal Government. Let Congress
pass an act, said he, conveying the entire
public domain to tho Indians aud require
tho creditors of the nation to look to the
Indians for payment, aud then do as It has
always done before steal the landa back
from the Indians."
TRAITS OF UREAT MEN
Jay Gould Is a very old man now, aud
has seen a great deal of the shadow and
suiishiuo ot life. Yet ho Is contented,
cheerful and rich. Ho Is a striking char
acter. He dresses more llko a farmer than
a great financier, and his slouch hat aud
whlto whiskers glvo him a very picturesque
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all his friends. The better they know him
the more they marvel at him. He has no
amusements or means of rccrcatlou. He
cats to appease hunger, but without par
tiality for particular dishes, or much
knowiedgo of what ho Is eating.
His evenings are spcutltko his days, lu the
Governor's room. Thero is a vacant lot lu
fiontof the $10,000,000 capltol In Albany,
audit Is a favorite placo for little boys
to gather aud play ball. One day the
Govoruor promised to read a document aud i
pass upon it merits in a few minutes. An
hour alterward ho was found uot to havo I
looked at the luetrumeut. "Tho bojs ,
were playing ball uut here,' tald In1, t
and I got so Int. rested m tho gamo
that 1 f"fi-Ot rv. thlng e'ic It Is,
tlio mildest possible form of n tad .a
tho Governor's part, but this liking f-.i
baseball is his only one. Ho Is a bilgl, ,
alert conversationalist, aud tells irou,l
stories very well. But they aro all political.
Ex-Secretary B, If. Brlstow has afel
very much slnco ho was Secretary of tha
Treasury in Grant's Cabinet. Yet, the ex
ercise he takes In walking up anddovn
town from his law ofilco In New oilc
keeps him strong and vigorous. Ho has
plodded along, making money, and pre
serving a dignified silence through all tl.o
misrepresentations that followed that intra
oralilo Presidential contest of 1870, when
Hayes was nominated for the Presidency,
and bo went out of power.
Most of the documents at o Issued during
tho noon hour, or later In the day. Widow
ers applying for a licence blush deeper ami
moro vividly than tho applicant for his
first paper. Moro lies are told at the inar
rlago license desk than at any other placo
In the county where an oath Is ndmlntsterc 1.
Fcroalo applicants do not hesitate, stammer
or tremble llko the males. Neither do they
assume n look of triumph when tlio ordeal
has been passed. Very young men Invari
ably pay for their licenses In largo bills.
Tho older the applicant, aud tho less senti
ment he feels, the smaller tho denomination
of his money. Real modest men wear rub
ber overshoes when asking for u license.
Tho fact Is typical of a desire to sneak iu
aud out without making a noise. A poor
way to bribe reporters to uot mention tho
license It to leave a lot of weak-barked,
lll-llaored cigars or stipend for a drink
with tho cleric. Nothing but legal-tender
goes under the circumstances.
Most ministers aro uxasporatlncly slow
In making returns ot tho marriage. Of'.eu
they send cither a blank return or one bo
poorly written nobody can read It. Tho
letter I) placed after the names of oeoiilu
on tho record liook doesn't mean Demo
crat. In this connection it stands for in
voiced. Whon a Chinaman appears for a
license how should bis color be denom
inated on the records yellow, Jaundiced or
tern In order to bo accurate? Men usually
wear their ovcry-day clothing when apply
ing for a license In order to overcome uiy
Impression that tbey considered. tho affair
one of unusual magnitude1; women, on Hiu
contrary, look their best and sweetest.
Tho marriage license clerk has a better
opportunity to flirt and get on good tcrnn
wAh girls than any other man ou earth.
Soniu men would do Rework for nothing.
Don't take ou io, Illram, ,
Hut do what jrou'ro told to do;
It's fair to suppose that yer mother knows
A heap sight moro than yan.
I'll allow that sometimes Wr way
Don't seem tho wl'ct, quite;
Jlut tho ciisltet way,
Whon she's bid her say,
It to reckon yer mother U light.
Courted her ten long winters
Saw her to slngln' school
When sho went down ono .spell to town,
I cried llko a durnod ol' fool;
Got mad at tho boys for callln',
When I sparked her Sunday night,
But sho said sho knew
A thing or two
An' I reckoned yer mother wuz right.
1 conrted till 1 wuz aging
And Rho wuz past her prime
I'd havo died, I guess, If sho hadn't said ye3
When I popped f 'r the hundreth time"
Said sho'd novor havo took mo
If I hadn't ijtuck so tight
Opined that we
Could never agree,
And 1 reckon yer mother wuz right'
PACIFIC COAST ROMANCE.
News received hero to-day Is to tho effect
that David M. Drumhcller has arrived la
Spokane Falls with his bride. . This culmi
nates an Interesting romance. The brldu
was Nellie G. Powell, daughter of the lato
President Towell of the University o
Washington. When tho great gold splko
celebration of the Northern Pacific Rail
road took place in Seattle, Nellie Powell
was selected to give the address of welcome
to Henry Vlllard. She captivated tho
whole Vlllard family, and when her father?
died sho moved, with her mother, to New
York, and was therefore a constant visitor
in the Vlllard household and pursued her
studies In Gerroau with Miss Helena Vll
lard. About a year ago she returned to
Washington, aud whllo teaching school at
Spokano Falls she met I). M. Drumheller,
the millionaire liankcr, stockman and cap
italist. He loved bor, but she was engaged
to a young student in Yale Theological
School and was loaih to discard htm. Sha
finally consented, but again relented twn
das before tho wedding day and fled to
California. Sickness overtook her there,
and the wrote' to Mr. Drumheller. Ho
hastened to her, and they were married In
the justice's court at Santa Cruz, In thu
presence only of strangers. Globe-Veuto-c
at Seattle special.
HOW TO OSCULATE PROPERLY.
If you arc tall and shu Is short you must
stand erect, draw her closo to your side,
bend your head somewhat, so that your lips
will rest resignedly on her forehead, placo
her right haud'on your shoulder, then your
left arm around her waist. By this tlmo.
her left hand will bo snugly imprisoned Iu
your right hand. She w 111 raise her face to
look up at you. Draw your arm for a mo
ment from around her waist and gently tlii
her head backward and to the side, then
well, that Is one way.
Tbo other Is, If sho is tall and yon aro
short, stand on. xur toee, not on her toes,
mind. Draw her bead down nicely until
her lips are on a level with jour forehead.
By that tlmo your lips will be on a level
with her diamond collar-button. You will
look up to her, of couiso. Your eyes, from
the proximity to her lips, will read what
she Is about to say. IT their motion bode
any good then it is safe for you to make tbu
exertion. If they bode evil, why, a la Auut
Bridget, "stay where you are, stay whero
) ou are." This Is the other way.
Next, If jou are both ot tho same height
and proportions, vou will but there, spaeo
is valuable. SI, Louis Critic.
THE LOTTERY MONOPOLY
Mr. Charles A. Hamilton, In his dispatch,
to the Troy l'ress last Thursday, said;
Tne people of Washington wero nstonlshed
last Holiday wlicnthe first copy of the re
juvenated E kni.su Cnnio came out. Thu
CniTic has passed through a number of vi
cissitudes slncelt was established, -omj
twenty years ago, nnd has Just got into tho
bands of soma gentlemen who understand
how to make a newspaper.
The thing that astonished tho readers ot
Tnz CiuTlt was au editorial announcement
that the ad ertlscment of the Louisiana Lot
tery would no loniccr appear. Washington
Is a great field for this concern and tho pa
pers published hero received an aggregate ot
something like $50,CC0 a year for published
adiettlsemeuts and editorials In behalf ot
tlio concern. Besides, the Louisiana Lot
tery people pay a lobbyist $10,000 a year to
look ufter llielr interests before Congress and
keep a special attorney at u salary ot IS.OOd
I per nnnum to look after all matters bef-ncl
I In, as they are about once in throe moit'bs
His estimated that tho clerks lutlieDo-
' Partments nnd other people Hying In the i If y
pay Into tlieeotler of this great corporation
nioto than half a million a year, audupt
the present tlmo there has never beta ut
Waxhlngtou a paper with nervu cut igii 1 1
oppose tho wishes of the Louisiana L ,ft, y
Company Tho action of TiieChiti. tfce e
fore, In declining to louger pubUaualuT
tbemenN cieuted a great deal of comuenC
uml.wan tlieoconslonof a Kreat many :a-- x
abto criticisms. It may moan that a, vr t
ustalned effort will bo made aftei a't )
foice this conoorn out of exUteni-e iiy d -pilvlng
It of the prlUlegeof thomai i
uptothepiosent tlmo no man has Ui'iio
courago to stand up foi this Idea ' l
two or three who hao attempted I u
fi und their Congressional careers . - t
through the power of this iorp- rai