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2?ATi0HAt. TitrATHE Nnt Goodwin In "A
lUitms' Duou Theatm: "My Partner "
KmNAN'i Tiiiatiik " Tho Night Owls "
LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST.
for the Dlstiict of Oilmnbla. ami Man
tuml, naruier, fair vrathcr; tariable winds.
J'ur Virginia, naruier; fair Heather; tartnble
Wasiunuton, FnimmitY 10, 1800.
Tiik Louisiana Lottery must go ami
Wnr.N v r.MntsAN tries to be im In
dependent, his patty always" gets tho
troist of tt.
Tub invi'stiuatkvn of the Ohio ballot-box
forgery lit Washington 1ms killed
A TiniKi:-CMti niontc man has been
arrested in Now York for gambling.
The man ought to be acquitted. There
is no mniu gambling In tlncc-coid
monte than there is In putting your
money into tho Are.
O si-tun TitiviKit, the French ex
plorer, says that the natives of Central
Aftiea cannot be clviticd for centuries.
This gives the civilised peoples of tho
earth a long timo In which to picy upon
the poor Africans in their simple truth
Wr umi rin: follow ing advertisement In
uur esteemed neighbor, tho Star juf last
KOR TtENT-" HANDSOME SUITE Of
rooms, suitable for Senators, Represent
atives or mcmbeis of Legation. Alio rooms
V 111 somebody please Inform us whether
IWs Is satire'
Direct Tax bill
Blair Kduentlnunl bill.
Navy and rorllflcatlons bill
fct-rv ice Pension bill
Thirteen otlier pension
Rhcr and Ilailior bill ...
tt auifhlp subsidy bills
..Bigger than ever
All the lest
"God help the surplus "
Tim-i, ff.oi'i.r. who think that Cat ter
IlnnNon's appioval of Spcikcr Itced's
c oui 'e mentis that tho smooth Chicago
deirngogue is out of politics are likely
foon to ce wheic they nie mistaken.
It has long been suspected that Cuter
waspiepaiing to Hop into the I'cpub
licau party and bis speeches now all
indicate that this suspicion was well
HoNir rr.ori.K will watch with In
terest to see what the com ts will do
with tho ease of that Kentucky mm
who, after having paid acouploof Now
Yoik sharpers i.750 for $10,000 worth
of rountetfelt money, found ho bid
bought nothing but blank paper. The
question is, who is the guiltier, the man
who tells blank paper or the man who
tries to buy counteifelt money?
Tur. Citmc thanks the cheap .lohn
legislator of Xoith Dakota for per
mitting the Louisiana I.otteiy Company
to buy out their State. This act will
eiy maleiially aid The Citmc'ln
driving this infamous gambling con
cern out of busines in Washington.
Tiik CiiiTH would have done it single
handed in time, but this idiotic action
of tho Dakota legislatots hastens the
good Woik and does good in that way.
TJxDEitKMinxo co.Numoxtf and cir
cumstances, we feel it incumbent upon
tis to reproduce the remaik of the Hon.
Iloger Q. Mills, made a few days before
Speaker Heed took the bits in his teeth,
stud to piesent to Mr. Mills assuiances
of our most distinguished consideration,
We propose to exercise contiol of the
lloui-u just as much as though wn were
Mill in the majority, because wo know on
nili ority Is stiong enough to mako us th
trttml nileis Wo do not propose that tU
Republican majority shall piss a' slngl)
ititasiue without our consent.
Pome 'ii.uk oo tho Adams County
Faimcis' Institute of Illinois adopted
resolutions lustiucting Congressman
Wiko to vote for Chicago In the
World's' Fair contest. It now tiansplres
that the resolution was woiked up by
Colonel W. T. Dowdall, who wants
to come to uongrcss in air.
Wike's place, and who thinks
that If ho can Induce Mr.
Wike to vote for Chicago, the S. Louis
Intciestswill oppdsohls ro olcctlou. In
view of tho fact that Mr. Wike's dis
tiict isnear enough to St. Louis to make
It almost a Missouri dlstiict, this must
be said to be pretty sharp statesman
ship on the pait of Colonel Dowdall.
Truly tho farmer Is tho political trick
hter s most enthusiastic victim.
MR. FAN'. FOUND A T EAST.
The true philosopher tlnds nothing In
Ibis voi Id so hard to get nt as a fact.
Tho tendency to exaggeration on the
pint of people who assume the relation
of a fact is one of the common marvels
It seems haul for them to tell tho truth,
even If they have no direct Inteiost in
the effect to bo pioduced If thoy have
that direct Intel est tho task Is almost
Some weeks ago Senator Ingalls
made an oinatc, fuimnl, scholutlycfToit
In tho Senate, which utti acted a largo
atidieuco mid national, attention. It
was devoted to the question of what tho
party supporteis of tho distinguished
.futlemau would call the proti icted
rtbelllou of the South against tho uegio
amendments. In tho couito of that
speech tho Senator alluded to tho case
of one Fans', at Aberdeon, Miss , a
German tinner, who, ho said, nccl
dentally let fall from a bouwj roof a
cable bearing tho elTlgy of tho Secretary
of War, with tho Inhorlption- "Red
'.Proetor, traitor." For this accident
the tinner had been biutully whippol
b onu .McDonald, with a whalebone
conch whip of the largest size, lecclviug
at lcat SOU lashes, and being nearly
blinded and terribly Hcetated. .Mr
Donald had been arrested and taken
before tho Police Court, where ho was
fined $110. Tho illlzens Immediately
subseiibcd twice the amount, discharged
the line, pnld for the bioken whip,
bought a railroad ticket for the victim,
and sent him out of town. Ho has
never, said Mi. Ingalls, been lietrd
Well, Mr. Fan has bren huaid from
now. lie says that ho went to Aber
deen In Octobei. Vftcr tho death of
Jefferson Davis. In December, he went
up on the roof of a building to work
and found a rope, whlrh ho untied.
Ho did not know then that It was the
one which held the Wllgy of Secret try
1'iortor of tho War Department. When
he came down he learned that it hi I
bion leported that be had said no olllgy
should be hung while he was In town,
Will McDonald, a bricklayer, ns'od
him about It and struck htm across tho
nose and eye, inflicting a slight wound.
Ho concluded to leave tho town. The
Mayor came and asked him to stay,
promising him protection. Citlcns
also asked him not to leave. He went
off on the night train. He learned that
McDonald came to the depot to talk to
him, but did not sco'him. He did not
think much of tho nfTair and saw no
cause for all tho fuss which hail been
raised. Finally Mr. Fan, declares tli.it
bo is a hot headed Democrat himself,
and that he doesn't want to hear any
moio nbout the episode which Senator
Ingalls made so biavo in effort to Im
mortalize. In this matked discrepancy between
the statement of Senator Ingalls and
that of Mr. Fan, Tub Ckitio simply
submits that, considering the circum
stances, Mr. Fan7 ought to-know what
he Is talking nbout.
HEP UltLWA N TOLEHA NCE.
Thu most lcmaikablc feature of the
rasa of tho colored gill, whose appoint
li'cut to work in the Bureau of Engrav
ing and Piinting was tcccntly secured
by Senatorlliscock, and whose presence
lit that department is so strenuously op
posed by tho employes, is that this Is
supposed to be a Republican ndminls
ttatlon, Is It possible that in this Republican
year a whole department can rise as one
individual and refuse to admit tho tnno
vntion of a blight, well-behaved mu
What if something like this had huu
penrd in Mississippi? Senator Ingalls
would have marched South immedi
ately at the head of a drum corps and
Speakei Reed would have diopped All
slIppl f lorn the roll of Stntts.
10 DEFEAT VOORHEES.
Indiana has more politics
square inch than any other State In tho
Union. . In what other State could a
candidate for le-elcction as United
States Senator bo defeated only to be
come Picsident? A defeated, if not
discicdited. candidate becoming Piesi
dent of the United States so soon aftei
a disaster which seemed to lemovc him
out of public life is one of the anomo
lies of American politics.
Now tliu Hoosier Republicans ate
seeking to encompass the defeat of
Senator "Voorhccs. This 13 to be ex
pected, but the way In which they mo
pioceedlns is unique In Scnatoiial
Certain Republican Slate Senators
weie elected in 1S88, as it was then
thought, foi uueplied terms. It is
now held that they, being chosen by
the people, weic selected foi full tonus.
The Stnto Lcgislntmc will be vcty
close. It always is. These four Sen
atois may control that body and name
Senator Voorhees' successor, though
It was not undci stood that they were to
do an j such thing when they weie
elected two years ago. But Indium
politics always aie past (hiding out.
W.,l T TIIK FARMER NEEDS.
The people of Nebraska have taken
the initiative in an attempt to secure
higher prices for aiain, and as the rail
road was the ncaiest and easiest object
of assault, they have foiccd tho lail
roads between Nebiaska and Illinois to
a 1 eduction of rates which will take
place on Febuiaiy 15. Tho pressure
which they hi ought to bear upon the
corporations was considerable. The
Governor of Nebiaska began the public
campaisn In an open lettei to tho lall
way managers, and this proclamation
was followed by a declination of war by
the Attorney-Gcneinl. Then the other
State olllccis joined tho movement,
Senator Paddock added his inllucnc
and tho Nebraska newspipeis sup
potted theollliclnls unanimosuly.
It cannot be leasonably hoped tint
tho 1 eduction of rates which Is promised
by tho railroads will afford the farmeis
of Nebiaskn much relief. Dis
patches fiom theio this morning, Indi
cate that the beneficiaries are them
selves disappointed. The cutis only
ten per cent, and they compute that, al
lowing all possible effect, they cannot
receive a cent more per bushel for their
coin than they would receive without
Railroads aie generally aibitraiy and
exacting, and it is true that they should
be foiccd to cany their share of tho
bin den of a suiplus product, but the
chief icason why coin is ruinously
(heap Is that thcie Is too much coin.
The supply is greater than tho demand.
If tho inllroails should transpoit itfiom
tho fai Western States to Chicago for
uothlmr, the result would unquestion
ably be 11 dinp in tho Chicago price so
npaily equivalent to the reduction in
intcb that the fanners would not bo able
to pay many debts with the net pro
Theiuaro seveial wajs In which the
farmer of tho West may bo assisted.
Slight assistance may bo furnished by
the fair adjustment of mllroad nttos.
Another element of amelioration will bo
fouud In tho establishment of glucoio
and other factoiies designed for 'he con
sumption of corn, and still another in
tho increasing pi oil action of hogs,
w hleh, notw Ithstaiidlng tho vast number
produced annually, 1110 worth 11 fair
prleo, profitable to the lulser. But the
most feasible method of aidlug1 tho far
mer Is to cease taxing him to death
f We can rcduco Iris expends more than
THE WASHINGTON (THTIO, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10,1890.
t i .
wee an ndd to his lnr omc. Permit him
to buy what bo needs under the same
system which is foiccd upon him when
bo sells let Urn price of bis elotbtng,
Ids farm Implements and his household
goods bo legulated by the same law of
supply and demand which llxes tho
pi Ice of his grain give him I ho benefit
of an abrogation of thctondttion which
Impoverishes him to add toa rational
surplus and tho peimntient nnd ale
quate letoini wttt come to pas'.
THE SUCCESS OF A ROOK.
The sale of Kdwatd Bellamy's "Look
ing Backward" passed the 1101,000
copies duilns the month of January,
aid tho demand was over 1,000 a day.
Of the foreign pitated editions about
50,000 copies have been sold in Bug
hnd, while Danish and French transla
tions have not been a ding in tho
market. The bulk of tho IIOO.OOO has
been sold dining tho last twelvemonth.
This remarkable lccord cannot bj
taken as an indorsement of Mr. Bel
lamy's book in a liteiary way. As a
matter of fuct, "Looking Backward" is
not a literniy work. It Is based on an
Imaginative iden which had been uti
lized many times before Mr. Bellamy
took it up. As n story it has no inter'
est as a demonstration of a
social theory It Is neither an i
lytical nor profound It has not the
faintest touch of tho satire which ren
dered the work of Dean Swift classical.
One tun' see in "Looking Backward''
ccitaln aillstla possibilities undevel
oped. As n whole, It Is the product of
n niedlocic writer completely under tho
sway of thnt Ameiican impulse of
haste which rcndeis good thought and
careful treatment alike impossible.
"Looking Backward," In It3 Imper
fect way, exhibits the mirage of 'con
tent to 11 restless, anxious, sulTeiing
society. It presents to the poor tho
vision of plenty and to tho licit
the hope of peace. The nineteenth cen
tttry is louder In self-aggrandlement nnd
11101 e despciato In dissatisfaction than
nny century thu woild has ever known.
We proclaim our progiess In stentorian
tones, but in our inmost heart we doubt
It. Wo see in that progress a thousand
now obligations and in thoso lare,
calm moments when wc steal the
opportunity of leflcction, wo wonder
if in striving to renderlife more beauti
ful, we have not succeeded merely n
lendering it more complex. Wo yearn
for similar conditions for fewer piies.
Wo find that the moie we bavo to gain
the moic despcrato wc become In the
itiuggle and the oftener we fail,
The deep disbeaitenment of the peo
ple is exhibiting itself in mnnydiioe
tions, and it docs not lcquiiea paitlcu
laily audacious piophet to procl it n
that we aie on the eve of
n convulsion which may be one
thine: or the other a lovolutlon
01 a lennissanco. That a book so In
difloiently put togetbei as Mi. Bel
lamy '1, piomulgntingso vain nnd vague
a hope, should bo the sensation of tho
bom, ts peibaps the most significant of
the signs of coming change.
INCREASE- THEIR PA Y.
The clerks employed in the City Post
office aie moving to have their pay in
creased. Theyaio a haid-woiking and
deserving set of men, and earn all they
leceive. Tho movement is in the direc
tion of an incicase. eight hours as a
day's labor and fifteen dnysannuil
leave of absence. A meeting was held
last night in tho 100m of Assistant Post
master Sherwood. Official lecognitlon
is extended for the first time, tho Post-master-Geneial
and First Assistant
Postmaster-General both favoring it.
No class of Government employes are
harder worked or more faithfully por
foim their duty. To Incicaso their pay
in proper propoition to their duties will
be a popular thing to do.
A iouno i.usr teacher In Knox College,
at Galesburg, 111., found a man under her
bed the other night. Like a sensible young
woman she pretended not to see him, but
strolled carelessly about the room, whist
ling (there are occasions when It Is per
fectly proper for a young ladj teacher to
whistle) until she reached the door. Then
she rushed out, locked the door and
screamed for help. Up to this point she
had behaved with excellent judgment, but
here she broke down and the man, tiklng
advantage of the opportunity, giabbcd up
her vv atch and jewelry and escaped by tho
window. The trouble was, you see, tho
joung woman quit whistling too soon.
The t-ciusTinc world announces that
tho grip Is caused by bacilli. We arc a
little weary of this bacillus business. In
the first place tho woid is hard to spell,
and In the second place it doesn't scorn to
matter so much what Is the cause of tho
disease with which a man dies, so long as
he dii s. Some savant or other has, within
tho past few years, found a bacillus expla
nation of every serious disease, but tbo
disease has gone right along just tho samo.
The doctor knows that It springs front
bacilli, or says that he does, but he Is pow
erless to vanquish the bacilli. Indeed, he
seems awed by tho word, like tho rest of
us, and ts a trlllo less powerful than ho was
before ho know so much.
Tub ioli owio l'Aiuoiui'ii, taken from
the Minneapolis Txbune, Is a blow at Noith
Dakota, but It ought to make eveiy decent
person In Washington dodge:
What is the matter with the ontlio norkerf
If tho people ot North Dakota want lotteiios
they also want faro, loulette, cup, policy,
stud poker, chuck a luck, three card monte,
film Main, gold bricks, croon Roods, etc., al
I n.lt 11 It inn. Muko a complete job ot It, neigh
bors. Oathor them all under the jtotoutln'
wlni: of the State, llcenso them, aud your
ticasury will groan under its burden But
) our population will, In tho course of time, bo
iompocd of two classes only suro thine
men and suokors.
A 'i.vv Yoiik correspondent telegraphs
that In tho World's Fair busluess Dr.
Depow has not lost hope. There was a
man named Tupley, who had a great fund
of hope, Hope Is better (ban sense more
"A nioTiMri isiirn Ciurllsh lecturer"
tills the Now York .Sim that Staten Island
more than any other placo reminds him of
home, 'this compliment to their powers
of Imitation ought to tickle the Staten Isl
Juwimi ritoM rut: wild affection which
the Republican papers aio exhibiting
toward him, It wouldn't bo very hard for
llccd to pass from tho desk of the Speaker
to the throne of a King,
Tur m M'ltVl I v lULAHDirtil) condition
of Mm "Ciondollors" leads' to tho opinion
tbnttliey ought to bo attach d to tbo Uneil
The win (if an Indiana nUn who left
$33,000 to found a homo for old molds has
been declared Invalid, the tostator having
lfrn of 111 sound mind. Tim nM mli1 I
stands verj tittle chance In this world,
More and more wo aro bw6ttiIUg convinced
that tho btfC thing she can do Is to bo mar
Win n Mi itAi I! wsTi'Anraulloneil Gov
ernor l'ornker against acting rashly In that
ballot-box matter the pots ami kettles In tho
kill hen pontrj must have fclttli.it at last
thiy wuc vindicated,
"llcv 1 iiomb and stop pijlug relit"'
shouts a Western paper. There goes the
cart before tho horse again, lion- eau a
man buy a homo until after he lm stopped
Antrim, N'. it., with a population of
about 1,800, boasts of four nouogonailnns
and jMcnt) flvo octogenarians. Tncntj
0110 of these tweiity-nlnu old people an
women, Jamis (In iibUT of Scranton, la,, who Is
eight feet tall, Is about to take a better Inlf
In the person of Miss Williams, who Is four
Tiict iiiimi npcu of tho times Is some
sortof Insurance against tho dcpiudatlons
of bank oillccrs.
A vrnv vine bami'lg of hotel clerk w is
spoiled when Foraker entered politics.
Hosa llonhrur Is short, firm faced, lofty
mannered and 07, She wears her white
hair parted on the side, and nffects mascu
line at tiro and a pet monkey.
General Horace Tortcris grizzly, small
ojed and singularly unjocose-looklpg, jet,
withal, ho is the best after-dinner talker in
America, after Chouncey Depcw.
Louis Tastcur Is thlck-scsparse-bearded,
brief In manner and tho same ago as Kim
Ilouheiir. Ho smokes cigarettes coi.tln
uully, and Is an unrelenting worker.
Roswcll P. Flower Is pluirip and prosper
ous to vlow, and his face Is framed in
abridged sidowhlskeis. Ho is extromcly
lurd-hcaded, vcrj popular and mildly phlt
autbroplcal. Scnor Tamagno, the famous tenor, Is
broad-shouldered, ciirlj-hcadcd and eight
and thirty. Ho is not as handsome as Cam
pantnni, but can take a chest C or a pint of
Chlauti with equal facility.
Florcnco Marrvatt has written fortv-
seven novels, believes Ihmly In ghosts,
once owned a newspaper and still owns a
lap-dog. She Is stout, thoughtful-looking
and Impetuous In manner.
Paul du Challlu, who dlscovcicd tho
gorilla, is stunted, stooped, ugly and !.
He Is one of the best Kiconfrnriaiiyvvlicie,
and has friends innumerable nil ov er the
Clvilled and unclvllled world.
V. S. Gilbert Is ruddy-cheeked, side
whisUered aud three aud sixty. Hu la a
hopeless cynic, skeptical as to the oxlsteuee
of real vlrtuoln tho world, Is biusquc In
manner and jacbts tmmodeialely.
The Reverend Hobcrt Collycr Is 07, sll-verj-hnlrcd,
has 11 benignaut expresjUm
and resembles the late Henry Wird
Bcecher. He has a salary of 10,000 a yeir
as pastor of the Chinch of the Messiah.
President l'orforlo Diaz of Mexico Is
sallow -coinploxloned, with blue-black Inlr,
closelj cropped, and a drooping mustac'ie
tlneed with irrey. He has Invented a cork
screw, prefeis Scotch whisky to his 11 itlvo
tequila and is past 02.
The Comte de Paris Is supple-built, mo
bile-faced nnd blond mustached. lie. is 51,
has written a Jllilor; of the Amu lean Cit 11
liar, has celebrated his silver wedding,
shaved off his beard and been tired out of
France, and received an Intimation from
luecn Victoila that I'ligbuul was to sni ill
Robert Louis Stevenson Is a l.ink, louj
haired, lackadaisical looking individual of
sea-sick complexion and a brittle Scotch
accent. Ho bolleves Napoleon and Myroa
to have been cads of tho firut water, mar
ried a ditutcee, and his favoiito book is
Huckleberry Finn. He is live foot ten aud
his stepson Is just as tall.
MRS. TRACY'S CHARITY.
Tho sad death of Mrs. Secretary Tracy
and tho unselfishness of her last hour, calls
to mind an Incident which came to my
knowledge two years ago through a woman
whom sho aided. Mrs. Tracy was known
to bo most conscientiously charitable, but
few understood how thoroughly sho con
cealed from her left hand that which her
right hand did, and It pained her to hear
some one commenting on tho lack of real
charity displayed by the rich their deeds
of charity costing them nothing Inasmuch
as no personal sacrifico was Involved. The
words clung to Mrs Tracy's mind, and 6ho
decided that her uet act of charity would
cost her some trouble. The woman to
whom 1 have above referred was one of
Sirs. Tracy's humblest pensioners, and at
this tlmo sho w as greatly In need of care
ful nursing, for her disease was can
cer and of a most paiuful char
acter. Day after day Mis. Tracy went on
loot to tho poor crcaturo's home, cttred for
her in ovcry way, swept and denied her
room, and saw that sho vvus comfortable,
returning to her home with some trilling
excubo to account for her absence. Her
protege w ould never have known lite cause
of so much unselfish kindness had sho not
ono day remoustraled with her for what
seemed necdlofs waste of timo and labor.
Tp relieve her mind, .Mrs. Tracy told her
that It was her only way of really paying
her debt to God. Mrs. Tracy's last act of
self-sacrificing lilnduens to her husband,
when in thomldstof smoke and flames, at
tests the sincerity of thoso words. ''Ac
A TOPICAL SONG.
When you find your weaker uelchbor has
fallen by tho way,
It will do no harm to glvo him one good
If jou find jour brother in tho pit, and likely
there to stay.
It will du no harm toho him 0110 Rood
Fur the road of life is rocky and It takes a
heap of caro
To keep yourself from stumbling and jour
hoad up In the air,
And ehould a man stick In the mud, and
you should find him theio.
It u IIUU) no hirm to give him 0110 good
If a man comei to Jour olllco with n new
It will do no harm to glrohlrn one good
Just hoist hlai up and diophlm till ho'sllm
v her as a rag
It will do no bairn to give him ono good
If peiclianco you elevate him soho'll through
tbo window go,
And fall upon tho stony sticet some forty
Tho Jury wllletcu-e you when they've henid
join taloof woe
It will do no harm to give him one good
lien 11 fellow tiles to work yom blind and
jou'io thu better hand,
It will do 110 harm to give him one good
Just raise him half a Muck or mi, according
to his sand
It will do no hnim to give him 0110 ood
And alter he has drawn Ills cauls and bet his
1 hen Isy our time to imiko a raIo,wlth an air
of timid bluff,
Audit ho thinks you'iofilgbtcuud jou will
surely win luougu
t will du no huruv to glie him ono gooj
T if mi ;.,
T.s77VaVl OF F-iWirXFHSlM.
funic J enrsrtgolnTolcdo twd railroad men
weie walking down street early 111 tho even
ing and 0110 of them stooped down as thoy
noticd a trret-c.ir track nnd put upon tho
mil a signal torpedo which be had In his
pocket. He told his friend what ho had
done nnd thn two secreted themselves near
by to await developments. Pretty soon a
streetcar bowled nloni! and the front
wheels hit tho torpedo. Thcro was a bril
liant flash and a loud report. Thoecued,
driver set his brake sharply, left tho plat
form and dashed Into a hotel near by. Tho
two railroad men folloivcd and found him
In tho oilier, pale and out of breath, talking
to a wondering crowd, "Tho Lord knows,"
ho was sajlng, "lhat I never threw a straw
In nny man's way, nnd why hesliould shoot
it me 1 can't say. Hut ho ran from tho
sldew alk to tho track and fired at mo point
blank. I saw the Hash " Twomcncamo
in nt this point nud declared that they had
witnessed the shooting. Said 0110 of them:
"'I bo man wore a brown overcoat and a
slouch hat, and when ho Ilred tho shot ho
11111 over Into tho park." Another inuu
came lu and declared that tho would-be as
sassin hud a brown taustaclie and blue eyoi.
1 he police vrcre notified and began a search
fer a man answering the description given
by "ojo-wltncssct." Fortunatoly thoy
found no such man or they would bavo
locked him up. Tho two railroad men
listened to the fairy tales, mid when they
left they agreed between themselves that
evidence In an assault caso was a thing to
bo weighed carefully. Chicago Ilera'd.
WOMEN AND HOOKS.
Do women ready Why, yes, of course;
do they not absorb tho culture ot the day?
How Is It then, asks a llrooklyn Tinim
writer, that they do not core for hooks, or
for such only as come from circulating
libraries? do Into a house, where a woman
Is the householder and you seldom find a
good library. Go to a sale of books, and It
is seldom women who aro tho purchasers.
Tho Interest of the sexes at tho exhibition
of the Barlow collection has been char
acteristically divided. 'lho line chinas
have drawn women, the books men. Whero
a bouquet of bonnets bloomed about a tlno
Sevres plate there was hardly tho flutter of
a skirt nmong tho volumes. To bO sure tho
greater number of tho books would appeal
to specialists in history, but I doubt if tho
acquisitive Instinct In women have, fastened
themselves very closely as yet about literary
treasures. Women take In their culture hi
clubs and soclotics, but when thoy bavo
heard four papers about four authors I
fancy thoy spend their ready money on a
harlequin set of aftci-dinner coffee cups
rather than 011 the works of tho quartetto
ornni other writers. Perhaps thoy'ie right.
It's well to do one's own thinking. But It
a club or society does It for 0110 the result
must lie superficial.
Tin: unovxn-uoG defexded.
A man at Brazil, Ind., tells tho Chicago
Itei aid that ho stands ready td defend tho
reputation of the ground-hog us a weather
piophet agiiust all doubters. Ho onnS
a ground-hog himself. It was caught
bj him one day in his hay Held, and It li is
since become a funilh pot. It has burrow el
a hole near the barn, Into which it retires
when wintei conies on. ft disappeared list
December, and until quite latclv was not
seen aguln. As Tobru'iry approached tho
fanner began to bo curious to oeo If ft
would confirm tho rural theory by icap
pelting on "ground-hog day." Suro
enough, on February 2 it crawled out of Its
hole. It was somewhat thin from
Its long abstinence from food, but
still lively and In apparent good
health. It sat up on its haunches, took an
observation of tho weather, and, observing
Its bhudovv, went resignedly back Into its
hole. According to the theory, this action
of the ground hog Is a sign of bid weather
for the succeeding six weeks. The ground
hog's Idea of tho weather has been con
11 lined so far, nnd the fanner said that peo
ple who regard around-hog day as a myth
don't know what thoy aro talking about.
F.MMA JVCIl'S FAD.
Nearly everybody has a hobby, aud, ac
cordtne to the Brooklyn Times, Emma
Juch's hobby Is crystal, not a low-priced
fad as sho indulges It. l'.very successful
tour of her opera company adds to tho
treasuics of her dlning-ioom. This dining
room Is furnished to make tho crystal more
beautiful. Its yellow fleor aud blue and
terra cotta rugs and walls, Its polished oak
furnltutcdo but bring out tho brilliancy
and tho sparkle of the cabinet, which is Its
chief ornament. This crystal cabinet Is
like a cave of diamonds with Its shelves of
quaintly fashioned jugs and bottles and
cups aud bowls and pieces of every usu
with thoso which aie clearly decorative.
There are old French candlesticks nnd cut
glass trays and French vases With handles
In hi ass and old barrel-bottles and lamps
and w Ine glasses with armorial tublots in
gilt aud German glasses of tho seventeenth
century aud Venetian gla66es and Dutch
glasses and old Mexican glasses aud glass
plaques with figures and shields In color,
and curious things and rare things almost
without end. Miss J uchnovcr travels that
fho has not an cyo to tho bric-a-brac stores
for something odd or precious In crystal.
.1 HAUNTED Sl'RIXO.
In the western part of North Carolina U
what lias long been known as ttie"hauutod
spring. 'I he spring comes up from under?
ucath 11 huge rock, and frequently tempts
tho weary traveler to dismount. Nothing
peculiar is noticed until a stooping posture
Is taken ov cr the spring for the purpose of
drinking. Then a most frightful faco ap
pears In tho bottom, and as tho person's
face approaches tho surface of tho water
this spectre face, w ith most horrid grimaces,
rises to meet It. No ono has over been
known to have tho courage to drink tho
water after tho appcarauco of the appari
tion. FA GTS FOR THE FASHIONABLE
Dy ed panots are used on small hats.
Light, fleecy fui s aro used for tilnnnlng
Pompadour ribbons of various w Idths aro
Blltched on oveulug dresses In row's from
tho nccl; to the hem of tho toilet.
Pretty cotton, uieilno and cballle cloths
have pi luted borders along ouo selvage that
will work up neatly for house gowns.
The furor for plaids this season revived
its first Impulse fiom tho taitau cloaks and
gow us made for tho Duchess of Fife.
hi rnlght niches of thieo-lncli padded stlk
and angel sleeves of gaiuo are Characteris
tics of a very novel house or paity dres3.
Fringing of monkey fur Is a cosy-looking
finish for u walking jai kct. It Is also seeu
on princess dresses nf hlsck silk and cloth.
Boat-shaped turbans havo been dlsplacod
by thu military cap inado of tltediess ma
terial, with a ba.al nf ftu to match tho
Any profit in tho fur trade for tho soason
has como from einil! pieces such as cuffs,
mulls, collars, vests and cupes. Tho Eng
lish lashlou of wearing fur capes in summer
will doubtless be lepeatcd noxt soason.
A novelty lu veiling Is a dotted net with
a Van Dyko border, bolow tho points of
which a flue fi Inge Is woven So arranged
as to have the points fall over tho mouth
and the fringe dangling about the chin, not.
a man In a million vrould ho able to tell his
ow n mother.
Tho social gaieties for this afternoon aul
evening will bo teas by Mis. N. 3. Lincoln
and Commissioner anil Mrs. MaoDonald,
tho subscription gcrmuii ot forty couples
at the National Hlllcs Armory, tho recep
tion to tho Pan-Americans by Senator and
Mm. Henderson, and a illunoi party by
Mr. Felix Campbell.
To-day Is tho fiftieth anniversary of the
marrlngo ot Queen Victoria to Prince Al
bert, tho ceremony having taken placo Feb
ruary 10, 1840.
Vice-President and Mrs. Morton will
lcavo Washington on tho 80th Instant for a
Southern trip, which will probably extend
to Florida, after a short stay at Fortress
Mrs. Charles Gibson of Maryland will
not recclvo to-morrow at the Bhoreham, is
she will bo occupied during tho afternoon
In making calls. On Wednesday Mrs. Gib
sou will have a luncheon given In her honor
by Mrs. Governor Jackson at Annapolis.
Jlr. nnd Mrs. Joseph B. Grcenhitt ot Pe
oria, 111,, spent several day s In the city last
Mr. Fritz Trcbel of Florence, Italy, form
erly of Chicago, paid a (lying visit to Wash
ington recently for tho purposo of confer
ring with Mrs. Logan lu regard to tho colos
sal bust of General Logon, which occupies
a conspicuous placo In tho memorial hall
at Cttlunlet Place. The likeness was not
considered altogether satisfactory by tho
family, and upon Mr. TrcbcPa return to
F.uropc In a few days ho will tako tho bust
with him in order to tnako tho necessary
corrections, after which tho marblo will
probably bo placed In tho hall of statuary
at tho Capitol.
Tho inarrlagoof Mr. Van II. Manning Jr.t
to Miss Ldlth Reamer will tako place on
Wednesday at tho homo of the bride-elect,
In Bedford, Pa. A number of Mr. Man
ning's friends In this elty will attend tho
ceremony. Mr. Peters of tho Geological
Survey will bo best man. Upon their rctm 11
from a wedding trip Mr. Manning and his
brldo will make their homo at 1331, M
Miss Lucy Colinan Is tho guest of lies'
aunt, Miss Breedin, at the Clarendon.
Mrs. Annie Corcoran, after a pleasant
v Islt to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Matthews, w 111
leave to-morrow for Annapolis.
Miss Mary Doughty arrived from Biltl
11101 c last week and ts at 1018 F street.
Mis. and Miss Bonton of New York aro
tho guests of Mrs. Yarnall, at her residence
Mr. nnd Mrs. Kendall, who were ac
corded a succession of social honors during
their stay In Washington, wero entertained
at a farewell supper In Boston Fridiy even
ing after tbo performance ot the Hollls
Street Theatre by Mr. R. M. Field at tho
Mrs. Parker, wife of Lieutenant Parker,
U. S. N., has lcceutly moved to ITS' U
Mis. N. L. Jeffries will receivo on
Mrs. Hebncn will arrive today from
Cheyenne, to bo the guest of Judge and
-Mrs. Joseph Caiey.
General Alger, as conimander-In-chlef of
tho Grand Army of tho Republic, will at
tend tho annual encampment of tho De
partment of Mnryland, to be hold at tho
Academy of Music In Baltimore on tho
18th Instant. Tho following day, accom
panied by his wife and two daughters, Gen
eral Alger will como to Washington, nnd,
joining General and Mrs. Clarkson, will
lcavo for Toi tress Monroe.
General and Mrs. E. F. Duttou of Syca
more, 111., aio guests of Congressman and
Mrs. A. J. Hopkins' at U'illard's Hotel.
Gcncraland Mrs. Philip Sydney Post will
entertain their Illinois friends at their Fifteenth-street
homo this evening.
To make tea before tho open fire Is per
haps at present the most fashionable way.
It's very pietty, especially at twilight, and
when you find a ically clever hostess Bho
doesn't draw her curtains and light her gas
before tho guests arrive, but sho lots It got
a trltle dusky and then sho kneels on tho
hearth In tho flickering firelight and tho
flames danco on tho wall and mako flicker
ing shadows In her hair. A very common
place face becomes positively charming In
such a plcturcsquo attitude; there's noth
ing llko it for displaying a hand or an arm.
Tho newest fenders are provided with
cranes for holding tca-kcttles, nnd tho de
vice Is much cleveier than tho samovar.
Thoy make tea regularly at tho University
Club In this v.ny,lJrooUyn Times.
OPINION SCONOEUITING LOTTERIES.
The Rev. Nchcmlah Boynton, of Boston,
preached last Sunday a sermon against lot
teries, and tho Boston Hiacon referlng edi
torially to tho fact, says:
It Is earnestly to bo hoped that all of
tho cleigyraen throughout tho city and
country will follow the example so vigor
ously set, and will so zealously espousothq
cause of 1 iw and order that lottery agents
will find themselves behind prison bars or
driven from the practice ot their nefarious
If anyone of tho six bills already iutio
duccd lu Congress to suppress lotteries
should pass, a severe blow would bo dealt
tho Louisiana State Lottery, tho most in
famous concern of all. n General
Bingham's measure ts the best ot all, and
It should be piomptly passed. Fhliadel-
phia JJailij icus.
Touching the proposition to sell out tho
Stato of North Dakota to the Louisiana
Lottery, tho Minneapolis Tribune says:
"'J ho bill Insults tho honor and decency of
a State that Is abundantly able to pay Its
way and that can afford to dispense with
lotteries just as well as Minnesota can.
'lho honest peoplo of North Dakota have
an issue on their hands. Public morality
and decency Is Involved lu this ineasuio "
Speaking of the situation In North Da
kota, tho St. Paul Dispatch says: "In a Stato
wherein a stringent prohibition law is al
ready In force It Is haul to reconcile an ex
ercise of tho laH-makhisr nower which
authorizes tho enrryintr 011 of a business
such as that of tho lottery company, against
which tho religious element of society has
steadily protested, and against which It has
been sought eviu to close tho United States
Thu Louisiana jobbeis have worked their
lottery 6chtme In the North Dakota Legis
lature with more bklll and with more suc
cess than Is generally supposed 011 tho out
side. Rcliablo advices fiom Bismarck biltig
tho Information that over two thirds of tho
memhcis of tho Lcglslatmo nro already
pledged to Its adoption. It this
Is tho best showing of Republican politics
that North Dakota can exhibit, It looks as
If It wero about time to retire tho Repub
lican party from power and give tho new
State a chance to make u decent recoid.
St. I'aul Globi,
'lhat tho Lcglslatmo ot Noith Dakota Is
on tho point of pcinilttlng tho establish
ment of a lottery company lu that Stato is
almost Incredible. Yet It Is truo. " 1
It would be dllllcult to coucelvu of a 111010
brazen picco of business than this. ' '
In view of tho oxtiaordlnary circumstances
surrounding tho affair fow pcrtous will fail
to give crcdcnco to tho reports of I.ugo
biihes given to supporters of tho bill "
That stupendous plague, tho Louisiana
Lottery, is believed to bo at tho bottom nf
thomlsihlef Satan never Inspire 1
a more accui ied pleco of legislation than
that about to bo thrust dow 11 tho throats of
the people of the uevv commonwealth
(h'taga Dvdi) Vim
THE POLE'S UNGELUS.
"YotiTVsR vvhy It ts thnt tho sound of
lho Angclus bell echoing through the
silence of evening affects mo so strongly.
There Is n 6tory connected with tuo
mattci. Listen, nnd I will tell It to
So saying, Monsieur HaltCwlth
lighted a clgnr and then, seeing that his
audience was all attention, ho con
"I must go back to the days of my
youth. I bad just left the military
school, "and was very nroitd of tho
sword I canted, and anxious for an op
poiluntly of giving It its baptism of
blood. I had not long to wait, for
tioublo.bioko out in Vnrsovla and my
leglmcnt, with many otheis, lecelvol
orders to set out for Poland, vvhetu 1
campaign seemed imminent. The
Poles, both nobles and peasants, hal
grown tired of the restraints imposed
upon them, and had determined to
make a desperate elTort to fico them
selves from the yoke which was weigh
ing them down, and then began that
heroic and bloody contest llussla'
"Wc had the advuntago of numbeis.
but our adversaries, who wero fortified
by their strong faith and ftrdont patriot
ism, know the country thoroughly, and
they waged war on us without truce or
mcicy. Their rommandcr-Iu-chlcf di
vided his troops Into Hying columns,
which overran the country, just as the
republican troops did In Franco nt the
time of'the first revolution.
"I arrived ono evening, in command
of a detachment, at n village called
Kuiwo, where I expected to surpiisoa
band of Polish patriots. They Had
been warned, however, of our nppioacb
and hnd taken flight, and I discovered
that they had ngrerd with the villagers
to return during the night and massacro
us in our sleep,
"Fortunately for us, a miscrablo fel
low told us, In exchango for n few rou
bles, that it had been arranged that the
lingtng of tho Angclus bell should be
lho signal for tho lobcls to icturn to the
village for tho purpose of slaughtering
"I wailed several bonis, and then
went to tho church myself, Intending to
give tho signal which would call the
Tolcs from their hiding-place, but I
could not find the bell-rope. After a
long search 1 became convinced that
the lope had been ptuposcly cut off.
"I was furious, and ordering all the
people to gather on the vlllagocieen, I
announced to them that If within five
minutes' timo some one of them weie
not ready to climb tbo bell tower and
ring the Angclus the village should be
set on fire and everyone of them put to
"The minutes passed slowly, and the
people stood silent with calm, lestgned
faces, awaiting death; suddenly n boy
of 10 approached me and said that he
wns icady to do my bidding.
" 'Here, saict 1, take tins rouuic anu
use it to drink tho Cat's health. Now
go up and ling loud and long.'
"Without making any icply the boy
sprang like a cat up to tho ucitiy,
perched aloft and seied the bell clap
per in both hands.
"But Mlseiicoulial It was not the
musical Angclus I heaid, It was the
ti lling of tho solemn f uucial bell! The
patriots would ho on their guaid, and,
warned by tho bell, would not como
out and fall into the tiap I had pre
paid! for them.
"Breathless and blind with rage I
snntched a gun from one of my men,
pointed it nt the child in the bclfiy and
took aim, But, suddenly, it seemed as
if a mist passed before my eyes, quick
as a flash of lightning I ieali7cd the
sublimity of the 15-year-old heio's
action, and without filing loweicd my
"Twenty yeais passed away, and then
began that terrible sliugglc between
Kussia nnd Tuikey, which was as dis
astrous for one as the olhci of the two
poweis, and which ended with the
momoiable taking of Plevna.
"My chlvahous adventuie in Poland
had interfered with my advancement
so materially that I was only a captain,
and I eagerly sebed every opportunity
of distinguishing myself, in hopes of
making up for lost timo and winning
the longed for epaulettes.
"One day whtlo leconnoitciing I ven
tmed too lar from the out-posts and
fell Into an ambuscade of Turks. In
the twinkling of an eye I was seized,
bound, gagged nud cnirlcd on a man's
back Into the enemy's camp, and when
tho bandage was removed from my
eyes I found myself bin rounded by
about a docn men attired In a strange
luoking 1'iilfoim, which seemed to be
half Tuikish and half Itusslan.
"Onq glance sufficed to assuie me
that theie hud been an engagement on
this spot the night befoie; on the long
grass was sti etched the coipses of tho
Cai's soldiers, and eiouched besldo
them vvcro Mussulmen tearing oft the
clothing and quarreling and sweaiing
as they divided among themselves the
gaiments of the dead.
"My attention wns soon diverted fiom
this horrible sight, however, for tho
men mound in6' began to despoil me
also of my clothes, and I could hear
them dividing, in advance, thcdiffeient
niticlcs ol my appaiol; they had al
icady unfastened my coat, wheul sud
denly caught the sound of a few woids
spoken in the Itusslan language.
" 1 am not surprised,' 1 cried, 'at be
ing robbed by these Mohammedan cms.
but that a Itusslan should stoop to such
" 'You mistake,' said thu samo voice,
'I am not Russian, I am a Polo.'
"Tho sneaker turned towaid me, and
I looked at him in suipilsc, as hu con
" 'Yes, 1 am a Pole, and when my
countiymen bowed their necks to the
voljo nnd lesigucd themselves, with
hatted in their lieaits, to the Itusslan
rule, I lied from my homo. What I
longed for most was to find the means
of meeting you Husslans faco to faco,
and to avenge the death of my country
men and tho humiliation of my conn
tiy.' "While be spoke I could not take my
eyes from bis fnco, and it seemed,
thiough tho mist of memory, that I had
seen that face bofore.
" 'You aro fiom tho village of
Km wo,' I said, suddenly.
" 'How do you know thai?' he stain
meicd, changing color.
" 'Do you mil lememuer the Angclus
"Ho looked at mo fixedly, then seled
my hand, muttering'
" 'You weie the commanding olll-
' I was.'
" 'You could have killed mu, and 1
owe my life to yourgoiioioslty. It must
not be said that a Polo was" guilty of
lugiatitudo toward nu enemy, even
though it wero to n llussiau '
"Ilo said a few words to tho Turks,
who Instantly moved away, aud then,
signing me to follow him, bo silently
led mo to ono of our own outposts.
" 'You aio fico,' ho said, 'and wo .110
quits. I may Heaven that wo may
meet in tho battle toinonow, face to
"And he tinned on his heel nnd ells
appealed In tho thicket,"
IcriiKb of Travel "
Dr. W. A. Ciofful, tho well-known
journalist, will deliver a lecture at Tn
komu Park for the benefit of tho Con
gregational Church in that cdlilco to
moirow evening. Thotltlo of his lec
ture will bo ''Zigzags of Travel."
PROTECTION OF HOUSES
ALARMS OF FIRE WILL BE GIVEN IM
A BRIEFER TIME.
Important liivoiitlnn by WlucH nil
Klrotrlo Current Mill I'onvey ti
Ililimtcs the rrcolirtMif lho Dmirtly J
There will soon be In operation In
this city an improved automatic fir -alarm
system, which will bo dosigncd to
ninound business houses and prlva'o
lcsldtnccswith n greater degree of pro
tectlon from sudden conflagrations
than over befoio enjoyed. It 1h
a maxtin among flicmen that thu
first live minutes of a, flro nro wortli
the next fifty. Statistics show that the
majority of fatal or unusually destruc
tive firs were thus fatal and destructive)
1 10111 the fact of their gaining such it
stmt beforo being dlscovcicd as to imi'io
extinguishment dlfilcult; whereas, If
lite presencoof the fire had been known,
curlier it could have been checked.
For yeais electricians have been ex
peiimcntlng with Bystcms to automat!
cully betray and announce thu presence
of a fire breaking out In nu unfre
qticnted part of a building, or
at n timo of the night or day when
It would havo to bo under terrific
headway beforo being llablo to discov
ery. A. flro may break out In a busi
ness houso in the dead of night and
gain a headway Impossible to check
before the blaze or smoko becomes visi
ble to the patrolman or watchman eo
Ing slowly over his beat. Washington
has unfortunately had a too recent and
terriblu instance of a lire In a pilvate
resldenco raging nnd gnthcring fat il
force unknown to the Inmates until too
lato to prevent a catastrophe
Science of to day furnishes a subtle
watchman, cvcr-alrrt, omnlprcscoit
and cffcctlvo, In the shape of an electric
current, which will almost Instantly de
tect tho nresonce of a flro anil an
nounco Its c.xlstenco Instantaneously
to tho Inmates of a house
and to tho Flro Department. This
scientific flro detector Is called a ther
mostat. It Is a piece of thick porce
lain nbout tbieo times the size of a sil
ver dollar and hollow. Tbo face of It
Is covered with a thin piece of a copper
sensitive to expansion and contraction
by heati In tho conlio Is a sensitive
metal needle nearly touching the copper.
Tbo thermostat Is fastened to the cell
ing or the wall of a room. Electric
wires arc connected with tt in such a
manner that when the copper covcilug
touches the needle an electric circuit
is immediately established, aud by
means of an clcctiical nppu
atus sounds a seiies of signals
as will be explained. Say that the
system Is put tn operation In this city,
'lake for instance, a loom'iu the fourth
story of tho Boston store. Thcie arc
seveial thermostats placed in the room
on the ceilintr nnd walls at inteiv.ils of
twenty feet. The normal temperature
of the 100m when naturally heated is
about 70 degrees. It never under
ordinary circumstances gets over
lOOdegiecs. Afire bieaks out In that
100111. " As soon as it starts tt affects tho
teinpeiaturc of the loom. It will burn
but a shott time to taibc the tcmpein
turc to 120 degrees. As soon as this,
beat is developed the copper coveting
of tho thermostat, which has been ex
panding as the heat increased, touches
the needle and a circuit is established.
Qongs tingthrouahout the butldimr.
A dial In n little box outside the front
door shows the fire !s on the fouitli
floor. At the same time an indicator in
the central olllco of the city file ahum
shows that a fire exists on the fouitb
floor of the Boston stoic. This
fact is also communicated to
every engine-house in lho city. The
firemen dnsh to the scene. Theie may
1 e no outward indications ot a fire.
The big building Is silent and dcseited.
Tho gas turned low thionghout tho
stoic and nil seems well. But the flic
men know that a flic exists
on the fouith floor and is rapidly
eating its way through tho walls
and licking up tho inflammable
material near, until when it docs bicak.
through tho windows or loof it will bo
a sweeping volume of flame. While
the reel is unwinding the hose
nnd the steamer is making con
nection with tho fire-pltisr, the
foreman of tho engine company
and one or two mcu run hastily up
stalis with au extinguisher and go
straight to tho scene. No time ts lost In
locating tho blae. They take in the
situation at a glanco and" can act ac
cordingly. This Is the operation of the system.
Theie arc othci details connected with
it, such as providing technical methods
of preventing false alarms and commu
nicating with the ccntinl office of the
system, which take cognizance of tho
slate of things, ascci tains if thcFiic De
partment lias been correctly notified,
nnd also send a trusted man post lnste
to the scene to be of general utility.
The company' which will Inauguiatc
the sv6tem tn Washington has tin of
fice a"t 1128 F sttcet, with Mr. H. u.
Ctillom In charge. They mo en
dcavorlng to complete an ar
rongoment with the Boatd oT
Fire Underwriters binding all the
flro insuianco companies, by which the
attcr will nllow a tobato upon the In
surance premium in all buildings whero
tho system is placed, winch 10
bato the company will accept as
lentnl for thcii sv'slom, the occupant
pay ing tho cost of putting in tho sys
tem. For icnted houses, Wheie tho oc
cupant cmiies no Insuinnce, a small
icntnl will be charged.
It is intended to mako the cost so low
that cveryono can piovldo themselves
with this safeguard against flic. Thu
sv stem will use tho wires of tho Mutual
Dlstiict Messenger Co., already existing
in 1,000 houses and business buildings,
so that there will be need of laying
but few w tics through buildings. The
system has been fnvoiably lecom
mended by tho elder of "tho tlro
nlarm system of this city and
the company is only awaiting the
answer of the Hoard of Undcivviitcru
to the lubate ptoposltion. Tun Critic
111 11 u was told to day tho boaul was fa
voi ably .considering it.
Lawyer 3Iuk (lots Hit.
"Yon suy j 011 mo mai 1 led r" asked
"Yes," leplied tbo buxom dame on
tbo witness stand.
"Whero's your husband V"
"And so yon nie still mauled, tb ugh
jour husband's dead'" Rncercd the
"I'd inllicr bo mnnled to a dead
man," said tho widow, looking at thu
lawyer pointedly, "than to some live
ones I knovr.
I'lBin or the Can ul Kiillrniiil.
The plans of the Cumberland aud Wash
Ington Company for a railroad along thu
banks of tho Chesapeake aud Ohio (anil
include au extension of the road from a
point on tho canal below Point of Iloclis
through Montgomery, Howard nud Haiti
moio counties to Bulthnoro city, If a satis
factory tiafflc arrangement cannot be madu
with the TVcstorn Maryland Company nt
Wllltamsport, which is regarded doubtful.
In view of contracts with the Baltlmoroand
Ohio. President Henry G. Davis or tha
West Virginia Central Railway tompauy
gives his views on the proposed uso ot tlu
uiniu lowpuiu as a rauroau lieu,
"S0 40' or light," 8ee "War" Robert
sou's advert Iscmeut In Tun Sunday CitiiK't