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THE WASHINGTON CTtlTIC, FETDAY EVENING, FEBljtJJAlTX 14,1890.
A ASUl.VrTON CIUTIC
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TUB EVENINCI CHITIO.
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Hy tr.all, postage paid, duo year. $M
Ily mall, postage ;nid, six mouths 3.0J
By mail, postage pill J, per mpnth....V) Cents
TIIK SUNDAY CtltTIO.
One year $,M
Mall subscriptions Invariably in advance.
Woshlmtton, 1). C.
lUniti' nuuu Ti!EATitn-"My Partnor."
National TiiRtTitn Xnt Goodwill In "A
Aliiai'iiii's Oi'I.iia Hour. -J, K. Kmmot In
Kilt. In it Madhouso "
KeiinanN TiiFATiir. "Tho Night Owls. "
local wv.ATJtr.n ronr.cAST.
I nr Ihr IHttrict nf ditumbiii, Hcbliinrr
ami Maryland, hnivji mlm, follmrnl hi fair
ticuthtr Saturday; mmthrrli lo imtrrty
windt; looter Saturda;.
W.HHIN(nN, I'lllllllWItV II, 180(1.
OJfJ Tilled AT A VI mi:.
II has been reported to this olllco Hint,
agents ami tools of the Louisiana Lot
tery Company are going up ami down
the sticets of Washington mid through
the corrhlois of thu Onjiitol asserting
that Tin: Citrnr's war on that gigantic
New Orleans gambling scheme is actu
ated by motives of blackmail.
The Ciiitio will not nirect to care
nothing for this charge. It ilocs care.
It deeply ilcploies the fnct that these
conscienceless cieatures have added tho
villainy of slander to their already long
list of moral cilnics; and it still moiu
deeply deploics the fact that this lottery
company's general reputation in Wash
ington Is such as to warrant public be
lief that the company is good game for
persons bent on blackmailing.
lint Tin: dime will bo patient in
tho consciousness that lime will form
lis best dcidal of all such charges. In
tho meantime it will not pay much at
tention to defending itself against the
charges of these conspiratois. It will
go tight on, as it has begun, stiiviug to
lid the people of this expensive and
corrupting incubus. When this has
been done it may not be necessary for
Tin: CiiiTic to ptovc the sincerity of
JOMiPJUI. J'OIIA KliWK LKTTElti.
1'ashion has its slaves in other icaluis
than that of diess. There is a largo
t lass of newspaper editois who follow
the fashion in opinion as obediently as
the sociely man follows the fashion in
hats and gloves. For a long time a
wearily long time it has been tho
fashion for these editors to s.iy mean
things about Joseph 15. Forakcr of
Ohio. Indeed, from following lids
fashion Ihey have developed a habit of
paying mean things about him,
The'Ckitic is not devoted to Mr.
Forakcr. It believes ho has done some
vciy unwise things, and It coitainly
cannot approve many of bin headlong
enthusiasms. Hut it does believe he
has been a very badly abused man.
Moicover, It believes tho time will come
v. hen, in justice to himself, ho will glvo
to the public ceitaln letteis which, with '
a patience amounting almost to hero '
ism, lie has thus far withheld, while
f-torms of misrepresentation nntl eal-
iimny have descended upon him from j
tho men and the journals of his own
party as well as those of the opposition.
Should that time ever come should
the public ever see those letters there i
will be, Tin: Chitic believes, a new
fashion, and somebody else besides Mr.
Forakcr will serve bis tin n as public '
doormat for a time.
The Critic cheerfully offers to Mr.
Forakcr, as it otters to all men who are
tho victims of popular injustice, u
forum wherein ho may present his case
and spread his evidence. It believes ho
has withheld thoso letters long enough.
It wishes he. would li.in.l ilmm lwrn f,,r
autucs ad VKitTiniya.
At last the grand old Commonwealth
of 'Kentucky has aroused herself to a
icallzing bouse of tho demand for true
statesmanship. She has brushed aside
those pretty and unprofitable considera
tions which were wont Jo gum and clog
the wheels of higher legislation, and
has turned the full tide of her asseiu
blid intellect upon a question which
long has vexed and puzzled the pro
foundest students of our economic
A bill has been Introduced In the
Kentucky House of Jieprcsentatlvos to
provide for tho severe punishment of
circus mnnagt'is who advertise upon
ilieir bills f'eals which ' Z'A psi:
formed in their tents. Hy the pro--visions
of this bill any person who shall
have paid to witness a circus perform
ance may enter complaint in a court of
competent jurisdiction, and If he prove
that tho advertising bills promise more
than Is performed tho manager of the
said circu3 shall be deemed a public
malefactor and bo punished after the
manner of ordinary criminals.
Pleasing as it is to know that this
gicat question has at last come up for
hcttlcmcnt, It would be matter for na
tional, If not universal, regie t were the
Kentucky legislator not fully awake
to tho impoitnnrc of the measure and
the need for Its careful und unbiased
contitleintion, for it is by no means
a one-sided question
First, it should be considered whether
the ciicus bill Is, in its legal aspect, an
advertisement or n portion of tho show.
On this point the testimony of experts
between the ages of (I and 15 should be
taken. If It Is determined Hint the bills
are a,pnrt of thuhhow, then the question
arises whether llio public Interest is not
best conserved by a distinctive difference
between tho bills anil tho performance,
au arrangement by which tho public
obtains two shows for one price. On
tho other hand, if the bills are held to
he advertisements, ought not tho same
principles bo npplicd to all advertise
jnentsr For exnmplo, sujipose C'hnuncoy
31. Dcpew, whoso lithographic portraits
are being sent out over tho entire coun
try, should by reason of thLs skillful ad
vertlslng bo elected President of tho
Vnlted States, should there not bo somo
jiroTlslou for Mr Depew'a conviction
in ( Hnplniiil of nn taxpiycr whomij
dlscnvrr that Mr. Depcw is not ns good
looking as his llthogiapus? Truly,
what would apply to Mr. Haruum In
this iopei-t ought to. embrace Mr, Dc
pew in Us application.
Of i'oute this entlio gioat ipinstlon
cannot bo discussed In a single article.
It would rctptliti pages at least to touch
even the suifaru of Its many ramifying
phn-e. Hut Tin: Oitmc having sug
gested tho Importance of tho matter
leaves It to Die Kentucky Legislature to
pursue, as it undoubtedly Is very well
ipialilled to do.
Uom'Iinoii rniSAKr.il denies to havo
found Mjreiity-iilno distinct lies in Mr.
Wood's ballot-box testimony. It la too bad
that a man who had so linn n Btart should
stop at seventy-nino nhen by talking a
littlo fatter he could have raited it to an
ivcn bundled ami got the benefit of ttic
1'lTTsni mi, it wish accepted .Mr, Carm-
Klo's gift ot $1,000,001) for a public library,
li now btntlng around that, sluco Mr.
(,'iirneglii hns so much left, lio mliilit also
eontrlbute i site. It 1'lttsburg had a little
inoru bitterness In her nature she might pass
for an oggrcgotion of gall,
A niin.sii tiumji.imi In South America
has sent a very rare sort of monkey to Pro
fessor Thomas A. Kdlsnn. In view of tho
fact that Professor l'dlson is an Italian
count, he seems to need nothing now but a
hand-organ and a generous absence of
Wiibn (Ji i:i.- Vu toiii v speaks of her
relations us being friendly with other
powers she gives our own esteemed Presi
dent a capital chance to say something
patriotic about how friendly his relations
arc with this glorious country of ours.
Turin mik -rmti.c ti.mks In tho year
when pcoplo would rather not have such
weather as that of to-day. One time Is
before St. Valentine's Day, another is after
St. Valentino's D.iy and the third Is ou St.
A vu.i'r.ii New Yoiik Journal Informs
us Hint "tho Marquis ot I.orno loves oys
ters." And ho married to acharmlng mem
ber of the royal family! Wheio will these
lbigllsh scandals endr
1 1 isHni.i. a I'liirm ovon race bctweon
railroad brakenicn und public singers, but
the street-car conductor continues to bo
aay ahead In the matter of bad enuncia
tion. CuiilKioi'iiKU Coi.umius lives nt Lgg
llaibor City, N J. The only thing he ever
discovered, lion ever, Is that Ills name is u
source of great annoyance to him.
Snxvron (Ioiim in has had tho grip for a
long time, nut! now he knows how It Is him
self. The gilp has him.
,i.'. iu.aji:'s Txcox,si.m:xcu
As the protectionist papcis aro still dis
cuss ng Mr. lilalnu's reply to Gladstone,
perhaps some of them will explain the fol
lowing facts: Mr. Dlalne implies that the
tariff or llii was n freo-trado tariff, but In
reality it was a protective tariff, as he hlni-
H'H stalls in his "Twenty Years In Con
ercM.." Analn, the tariff of lS'JA did not
bring icllcrtothe country, as Mr. Maine
Implies in his article that It did. He also
admits this fact In his "Twenty Years In
Congress." Again, the tariff or 1'JS, which
was succeeded by prosperity, was not a
protectivo tariff, as Mr. lllalno asserts In
his aitlele, but a nondescript tariff passed
for partisan purposes. In that year the
Jackson men were divided, pint being
protectionists und pait ficu tindeis. The
anti-Jackson men weie all piotcctionUts.
Tho Jackson men accordingly reported a
bill to raise tho tariff In such a way that It
would injure nianufaetuiers: for Instance.
the duty on raw materials was raised moro
than the duty on manufactured articles.
Tliev thoueht that tho antf-Jackson nun
would reject this measure and thus make
enemies In the North. But tho anti-Jackson
men saw through tho trick and the
tariff was enacted 'Ibis tariff was de
nounced by all tho Protectionists of the
period, and in 1842, eight years after Its le
peal, Henry Clay, who was an ardeut Pro
tectionist, leferred to It as "tho tariff of
1SUH, which all condemned." Mr. lllalne
states that the low tarlff'was tho principal
caiuo of tho panics or 1n17 and 1830. If so,
how is It that tu 1810 Henry Clay, In a
speech On tho state of tho country, at
tributes these panics to the despotic policy
of the Executive, and states, further, that
in his opinion a 120 iter cent, tariff would be
sufficient protection. The tariff was then
about 'J5 per cent. Again, the tariff of
1SI2, which Mr. Iilalno praises so mueti,
was T per cent, lower than tho tariff nro-
po-td by the .Mills bill. Again, .Mr. lllalne
states Unit we did not recover from tho
! Pa"le of 1S57 until 1801, when the Hist Mor-
I rill tariff was passed. This la another mls-
llio rabid protectionist, Henry (!. Carey,
wrote a terles of articles on tho panic, arid
it was evidently entirely over when this
series was finished .March,lbC0. .Mr. Blaine
further asserts that during tho four vears
from 1857 to 18(51, which just preceded tho
first .Morrill tariff, Kngllsh manufacturers
held our market. If so, how was It that
our manufactures wore neaily twice as
great In 1M,0 as In 1650, as may be seen in
the censuses of those years? How was it
that during this period our annual exports
of manufactures of cotton were, on the
average, larger than they aro at tho present
time, awl many of the cotton manufac
turers weretlemautllnp; freo trade to aid
them In driving tho Kngllsh from the
markets of tho world? How was It that
tho Iron nianuracturcrs of New England,
then the chief scat of tho Iron mamifacturo
lu this country, wero also demanding free
trade, as Is stated by flcnry C. Carey? And.
lastly, how was It that not a single manufac
turer asked Congress for tho llrst Morrill
tariff? Jlrnol.ilii Citi-.en.
LIDS FOR THE LADIES,
Largo hats for eaniacro and country
wear aro again shown, and small English
turbans for city sticets aud traveling.
lllnck hats of lino fancy matcilal,
probably trimmed with Hue close clusters
of flowcrs,wlll bo tho most elegant bonnets.
All millinery trimming thus far Im
poited shows that prunc-purplo and the
dahlia colors are tho prevailing hadcs for
Only a few colored straws are Im
ported. Tho bonnet will continue, to con
trast with tho costume, as it now does,
rather than matching It.
All shapes of millinery thus far im
ported are considerably higher than last
season, aud tho continuation of llowors
and fancy materials In favor Is confidently
predicted. Importers arc showing In tho
wholesulo trade many fancy straws , es
pecially in Neapolitan combined with
COMIC VALENTINE'S DAY.
Aiialii the day H ncarluK
Thai wo all aro ureal ly foiulns
The day which If 'twere blotted out wo never
When people of all elmux,
Men and women, lads and laise.
Get ot en with each other through the comlu
There aio our horrid neighbor,
We'll lomlnd them of their capers.
m dared to fend thorn fcuch a screed lliuy
never will dlvluo.
The lllrt,coiuettoaud teacher.
Merchant, lawyer. dot-tor, preacher.
Typewriter Blrl and all wllljsot a oomlc Val
entino. Ho the sloruit will all bo plundered,
t'olkH will buytliem hytlia hundred.
And postmen for a day or two would happily
Mav the i;ods lu lore defend us,
And may no onntlare to send us
A horrid, ulgar, awful, fearful comlo valen
tine. - l-hi'joirraltl
SHE RFAGHED THE FORT, i
lliil.ni'ia VtthtoM pnt4i JYnttti,
Indian stories are what you want, eh, my
t-hllilicn' Well, I will tell you one. Ills
a story of military life on tho frontier.
A group of joung officers wero seated
around a table In the quartets of one of
them, nta fiontler post In West.
It was a winter's night; wind, snow and
cold wero without, but In tho loc hut a
brleht fire blazed upon tho open hearth,
and tho b.iro room was made lu a seto
homelike by lugs stretched over tho plank
Hour and photographs ot lino picture
pinned upon tho walls.
The regiment was a particularly dull one.
Not a young girl In thu post, and tho wives
of tho Minor officers weio women who
looked upon life from n serious and practi
cal point of view. Malls came Irregulaily,
the Indians wero quiet, dullness retgued.
Hut now arlpplostlrrcdthcplacld waters.
The Colonel's widowed sister hid arrUcd.
She was bniely 25; she was childless aud
rich In this world's goods.
"What, do you think of the Colonel's
sister?" suit! one Of the officers.
"What do I think or her? I think that
s ho has the saddest pair of ejeslevcrsaw,"
"Just my thoiightl"
"I made this samo remark to tho Colouel's
wife," said the llrst speaker, "and she told
me she thought It best to tell ma Mrs, War
den's story, so that wo might all bo tho
more careful In keeping away from subjects
In her presence which might bilnc hack to
ncr mo sail experiences oi ner past."
Hettle Hansom met, while visiting her
brother, an officer uamed Warden. He
was a man of independent means, and on
his marriage resigned his commission. But
bf fore a year had passed a longing for tho
freedom of frontier llfo was so strong upon
him that ho easily persuaded his wife to
try ranch life.
They found a beautiful tract ot landt
rich iu soil nnd with excellent water sup
plies. To be sure, their eastern friends
cried out that they wero "taking their lives
In their hands." Did they not rcalizo that
they were goinc Into a section of the coun
try where Indians wero within a day's
march of them?
"Yes," Warden said, "I realize this, but
the Indians aro us harmless us a. Hock of
sheep, and besides the ranch is only twenty
miles from Fort "
Tho Wardens built themselves a com
fortable houso and were fortunate in secur
ing a burly Dutchman and Ids plothorlo
frail for servants.
Mis. Warden was au excellent horse
woman and a good shot, so they cnoyed
long rides about tho country aud seldom
came homo without a well-tilled cAmo has,
Aalhaie said, their nearest nclghbois
were at tho fort tweuty miles beyond
that Is, neighbors of their sort, for hero and
there between were lands worked by
Swedish aud Danish homesteaders.
At tho close of the llrst year a child a
littlo girl was horn. When this child
was about 3 months old Warden found It
necessary to attend to some legal matters,
and to do this theio must be a rldoof 120
Warden felt no fear In leaving his wife,
jet when he stood on the door-step ready
to start he said to her:
"Hettle, if any trouble should come,
have tho team put to tho big wagon antl
make for the fort. Take tho north fork
trail, and bo sure to have your pistols
loaded and plenty of rcservo shots at hand,
and if the red devils should, make escape
Impossible, put the hnuzle first to baby's
breast aud then to your otvn."
Ills wife laughed and told him she had
"Neither," said he, "have I, but Tor all
that, remember, sweetbcait," aud then he
A week passed, and late ono afternoon
tho Herman, Johaun, camo tuto tho room
where Mis. Warden was sittlujr with her
baby in her arms. His ruddy face was so
blanched that It took no words to toll that
somcthlnc had happened. And this w.is
what ho had to tell: A few minutes bctoro
"Bob," a ruiserablo half-breed, to whom
both Mr. and Mrs. Warden had shown
many kindnesses, had nppcared suddenly In
tho barn, given Johaun a messago for Mrs.
Waiden, and then as suddenly departed as
he had come, Ho told Johaun:
"A train of emigrant wagons Is on tho
valley load. An attack is planned. It Is
known that Mr. Warden Is away from
home. If iholudlans find lltpior there Is no
telling what they would do noxt, and Airs.
Waiden had better try for the fort as soon
as night closes in."
With all speed Mrs. Warden made her
preparations, obeying her husband's In
structions except as regarded tho horses.
"Saddlo Kitty and Dan," bho said to
Johaun, and when ho grumbled that "Kttty
could never pull with Dan," tho quiet look
on his mistress' face made him go out rather
sullenly to do her bidding.
When tho last bars of tho early spring
twilight has quito faded out of the sky the
Ecrilous Journey to the fort begau. For an
our or more tho wagon dragged Its way
along tho narrow, steep road, tho wheels
Binking deep into the mud that the mauy
warm rains had made.
Suddenly Johann held up the horses,
and, with u moan of "Mlendott, we aio
lost!" began to cross himself and mumblo
rapid prayers, while his wife wrung her
bauds and sobbed aloud.
Down in tho valley far below them tho
gloom was broken by a sudden bright light.
They were too far away to distinguish
sounds, but they knew tho work of murdor
and pillage had begun; knew that mother's
teats and littlo children's cries would only
add zest and pleasure to the savago
revelry. Holding her babv closo to
her breast, Jits. Warden tried to
shut out for a moment every passing
fear as sho asked for higher guidance, and
In that moment tho German and his wife
flying to evils that they know not of
abandoned tho wagon and took to the
timber. Left utterly alone, there was but
one thing to do. Laylug her baby among
tho straw, Mrs. Warden climbed out of tho
wagon and unharnessed her little maro
The graceful creature seemed as conscious
of all "that was transpiring as though sho
posecssod a human soul."" She did not
whinny at tho sight and touch of her mis
She only rubbed her cool uoso against
Jfrs. Warden's choek and then stood very
still. Whom tho unharnessing was accom
plished Mrs. Wardn put her arms about
"Kitty," salt! she, "you aro my ouly
hope; Kitty, you must carry baby and mo
to tho fort; we shall have to creep along
edge of the timber (wo might I'P scon on
the trail). Walk with imifilca hoofs, ntlyj
save baby and mo."
All through the long stai less night the
mother, holding her child wrapped elosoly
under her cloak, with no rein but tho sllkon
niano of Kitty to guide with, rodo for lire.
Sho will never forget how quietly tho
baby slept, how caret ally tho littlo mare
nicked her way through the uudorbrush,
looking back now and then as much as to
say, "Take heart, day and help are both
In the caily morning a company of men
fiom thu fort, to the rescue bound, came
upon Mrs. Warden. Sho was numb with
weariness, faint with the effort sho had
made, the strain sho had undcrgono; but
her mother-lovo knew no scuso of tired
ness "Baby Is nfo and warm under my
eloak," she said; "she has been so good,
and has nestled and slept all the way,"
They took tho child from her arms and
found that it was dead.
FREAKS OF NATURE.
A sliong gust of wind blew a Con.
ncetleut man off a load of bay into the
liver, and ho barely escaped being drownol
T.liero is a spring near Stonington,
Conn., tho water of which has a peculiar
result ou thoso who tlrluk It. Thu water
flows from a crack lu a high rock, and the
veins of a man drinking from it begin
to swell, and he looks ami teals ns though
he wero about to burst for ten minutes.
Then tho effects gradually disappear.
I X specimen of tho species of acacia
commonly called the angry tieo was
j brought from Australia and set out at Vir
ginia, sev. vuen mo sun sets mo leaves
fold up and tho twigs coll tightly, like a
littlo pig's tall. If tho shoots are handled
the leaves rustle and movo uneasily for a
time. If this queer plant Is moved from
one pot to another It seems nugry, and the
leave stand out in all directions IIko
quills on a porcupine. A most pungent
ant! tlckly oder, said to resemble that given
off by rattlesnakes when annoyed, tills tho
air, and it la only after an' hour or 60 that
the Jcaus fold in tho natural way
AT SENATORIAL HOMES.
AN AFTERNOON FILLED WITH RE
CEPTIONS AND TEAS.
l.tnrjlioilv Took Atlvnntnce or the
riennunt U'cntlior, iiml the Wmt
i:nil Htrretn mitt Avuunes Worn
Tlironcetl Willi Cnlliir.
Mr, and Mrs, McKcc, accompanied
bv Mrs. Husscll Harrison, Mr. John AV.
'1 hoinpson and daughter, left yesterdav
on the yacht Meteor as llio guests of
Mr. Batcmnn for a trip to Fortress
The ladies of tho Senatorial circle
held crowded receptions yesterday, tho
delightful weather and tho fact tint
there wero tho last of tho enjoyable so
lies of the present season drew out no.
unusually largo number of callers, and
a perccptlblo rebound was noticeable
from tho social depression of tiie pre
vious week. Among thoso who kept
open houso during tho day wero
Mrs. Jones of Nevada, who has
but recently taken possession of
her new home on Massachusetts avo
mic, tho handsomo rcsldcuco of Mir.
Stilson Ilutohlus. Mrs. Jones received
her callers In a tasteful toilet of black
embroidered not, combined with satin
stripes of palo green. Sho was assisted
by a number of attractive young ladies,
including Miss Kohl of San Mateo, Cat.,
Miss O'Connor of San Francisco and
tho Misses Williamson. In the beauti
ful music room opening out of tho pat
lor, hung with many raro and valuable
paintings, n dainty tea table was set In
the deep bay window, presided over by
Mrs. Mandfirson was assisted in wel
coming her numerous friends by her
mother and Bister, Mrs. Mathteson.
Tho hostess wore a handsome toilet of
cafe nu lalt silk. From ft diilntlly
sprcad tabic in the dining-room light re
freshments, with tea nnd coffee, wero
Mrs. Cockrcll's homo was thronged
with visitors throughout tho afternoon.
Tho hostess extended her usual gracious
welcome to all In an elegant gowu of
black velvet, assisted by her sister, Mrs.
Towles, who presided In the tea room
with Miss Turner.
Mrs. Ingalls parlors were llio centre
of n largo gathering throughout tho
afternoon hours, 'llio charming wife
of tho Kansas Senator wore a becoming
toilet of black laco. Miss Ethel nided
her mother In iccelving, assisted by
Mis. Gicanleaf aud Mrs. Coston.
Mis Morrill was assisted lu receiving
her many calleis by her sister, Miss
Swan, nnd Miss Taylor. Mrs. Monill
wore a gown of garnet velvet, with
petticoat of cafo ou lait silk and gold
pendants. Miss Swan was In a hand
some gown of electric blue silk, and
Miss Taylor, gaiuct silk and velvet.
Mrs. Payno held a pleasant in
formal lcccptlon at her handsome home
on Vermont avenue, whore ono is al
ways suro of finding a cordial welcome.
Miss "Woods, daughter of the late Jus
tice Woods, nssisted the hostess. Sena
tor Payno has recently left the city to
try tho benefits of tho" piuo broe.-'ss ,it
Mrs. tfrnst, wife of Colonel O. II.
Jinist, was at homo to callers at her resi
dence on Dupont Circle, where a con
tinuous throng of prominent visit jis
made gay tho afternoon hours. .Mrs.
Krnst has but recently ariived in the
city, having been detained at the North
by a violent attack of tho prevailing
epidemic. Her residence In this city
will prove a charming addition tosoci.il
circles, ns sho is a woman of tact and
cordial manners. Tho Misses Krnst
assisted their mother in dispensing thu
hmiiitalitles of the table.
Mrs. Clarksou was nlso at homo to
visitois. She wore a gown of corn
color cropo nnd was .assisted by Miss
Moshcrin wliito point d'cspritnnd lace.
Tho homo of Fish Commissioner Mc
Donald was thronged with callers yes
terday many paying their respects
after thu tea of Monday last.
Mrs. McDonnld possesses that
truo Southern cordiality which
rendcis ono thoroughly at case
and happy when beneath her roof.
Their pretty daughter, Miss Hose, who
niado her debut on Monday, assisted
her mother in tho tea-room, where she
presided over a bountifully-spread
tabic. Miss Ilessio Tilford aud Miss
Hose McCornilck, two pleasant-man
nercd littlo maidens, dispensed oraugo
ade in tho rear drawing-room.
Among the other assistants were
Mrs. Tucker, Miss Denver, Miss
Mamie Green of Culpeper. Vn.,
niece of tho hostess; Miss Harron and
Mis. Johnson, sister of Mrs. Harry
Tucker. A number of young gentle
men most eillcicntly assisted in polito
attentions to tho guests, among whom
wero Messrs. Lewis and McCormick,
nephew-s of the Commissioner, and Mr.
Paige, Mr. Taliaferro, Mr. Heed. Mr.
Koberl Lewis, a great-grandson of Nel
Ho Custls and ono of tho most popular
young beaux in Washington.
Miss Cramer, who has been the guest
of Miss Hatchcller for the past ten days,
will leave for her homo at tho North to
day, Mis. A. A. Cole and her talented
daughter, Miss Lawton, will spend the
early spiiug with friends in Now York.
Tho Spanish Minister has been quite
ill for several days past with an attack
of the grip.
Iteprefeentative and Mix. J, W. Cou
ncil of Nebraska will bo thoioughly in
stalled in their homo, 1400 Mnssaehu-
sells avenue, within a week or ten days, j
airs, vuiiiiuu win up a nomo to callers
early in the afternoon of Tuesday nevt,
il? Sho will later in tho day attend a
nuiiiTier of entertainments..
M. Da Costa, who has been ill for
thu past fortnight with n cold, Is sulll
eiently recovered to walk opt each
Mis. and Miss lCutherfoul held their
last reception of the season on Wednes
day. Mrs. Iluthcrford received in black
silk and pink biocade, with jetted
panels, nnd delighted her callers witli
several selection's billliantly rendered
on tho harp, while Miss Huthcrford in
black tulle, embroidered in gold nnd
silver, looked very pretty. Salad, punch,
etc., wero servcti. and tho cosy parlors
were thronged nil afternoon. Among
tho guests wero Mm. General Splnoln
and her guost, Miss Wliitford; .Mrs.
General Breckinridge, Dr. While of tho
Army, Mrs. nnd Miss Heagan, Mrs.
Plight Lieutenant King, LT, S, A., Miss
Lyman, Dr. Brewer, Lieutenant and
Mrs. Bennett, Mr, and Miss Johns, and
Mrs. John Taylor Arms.
Miss Jcnnlo Shcrrill gave a luncheon
yesterday In honor of' .Miss Florence
llayaid. Tho table decorations wero
of jonuuils. Tho guests wero Miss
Ilancroft, Miss Nelfio Blddlo, Miss
Wanamukor, Miss .Mitchell, Miss
James, Miss Peunlmnn.Miss Dahlgruii,
Miss McMillan, Miss Kdlo nnd Miss
Mr. snd Mrs, Claudo Zappono gavo a
progressive euchre party at their liomo,
JOOO P street, Wcduostlay evening. The
guests present wero Dr. nnd Mrs. Fin
ley, Mr. and Mrs. Goorgo Salter, the
Misses Oliver, Miss Annio Thcrese and
Mr. Woo Zappono.
Mrs, Langdim Wheeler Is making a
week's visit to friends in New York.
Miss Ilcndrlc's Khakespoaro class met
at lfiu3 I stiect Wednesday morulnc.
Tho lcctuio on "Homeo aud Juliet"
was particularly fino. Among thoso
present were: Mm. Barrett. Mrs. Heed,
Mrs. MI1U, Mrs. Mnjo, Mr- Tyssowskl,
Mrs. Halslon, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Kinno,
Mr. Fletnnnn nnd Mrs. Gadsby.
mUq llnndilo's lectured on tho "Mer
chant of Venice" attracted such attcn-
Hon at tho Unity Club that sho has
sliico rectlvcd sevetal otters for It.
The next lesson on Wednesday Feb. II).
will have as the subject tho "Merry
Wives of Windsor."
Tho Georgetown Assembly gavo tho
laslofaseiles of four hops last night
at Llnthlt-um Hall. Tho guests wero
received by Mrs. William Laird and
Mis. William Dunlop, who, lu a grace
ful manner, made cveiyouo feel at
home. Among those piescnt were;
.Mis. Arthur Kurgerson, Mrs. Wultcr
Wheatley, Mrs. John lleali, .Mrs. Uallcy,
Mrs. Douglass, .Mrs. Thomas Chalmers,
Mrs. Atthur Payne, tho Misses Jennie
Ileal!, (leorglo Hlacklock, Hesslc Compton,
Vlrglo Faust, Annio Ilrvan, Laura Iltllcy,
Kilt vliaj den, Emily Hvdc, Sallle -Mack-nil,
Helen Pallcy, KoMiile Uarber, Magglo
Uarber. Macule Darncllle. Dva Bowcoc
Ittdto'Darnclltc, Ilessio Shoemaker. Nln.i
liradlcy. Nclllo Wheatley, Kaunlo tt'hoat
)ey, Sclllo Williams, Jennie l'ajue,
Mr. William l.alrd, jr., Messrs. Walter
Whcatloy, William Wheatley, Forrest
Dodge, Thomas Hyde, Dr. Snyder, Dr.
Sutcr, Dr. Norton, Messrs, MeCalmont,
John Johns, J. II. Johns, Lyons Whtttng,
V. T. llerry, Chailcs Williams, W. S.
Taylor, l'later (Ireen, Douglass Mackall,
Louis Mackall, Chichester of Lecsburc,
Va., Judge Montgomery, Lieutenant Co
perton, Colonel Alexandria, Lieutenant
llcatty, SIcssrs. Louis Finney, Tom Du
rant, Douglass Slmms, 1. Casllcar,
William l'lllcy, Arthur Tingcsson, Samuel
Trimble, It. II. Tenney, ifarry DulKloy,
Thomas Chalmers, Warden 'Voorhccs, Jack
Shcppcrd, Frank Lcetch, Frank lleali.
USES FOR AMMONIA.
Spirits of ammonia inhaled will often
relieve a severe headache.
A littlo ammonia in tepid water will
soften and cleanse tho skin.
Door-p'atcs should be cleansed by
rubbing with a cloth wot In ammonia nmP
If the color has been taken out of
silks by fruit stains ammonia will usually
restore tho color.
One or twotablespoonfuls of ammo
nia added to a pall or water will clean win
dows better than soap.
To brighten carpets wipo them with
warm wator In which have been poured a
few drops of ammonia.
When acid of any kind gets on cloth
ing spirits of ammonia will kill it. Apply
chloroform to restoio the color.
Grease snots may bo taken out with
weak ammonia in water; lay soft white pa
per o er and Iron with a hot iron.
Keep nickel, silver ornaments and
mounts bright by rubbing with woolen
cloth saturated in spirits of ntmuoula.
A few drops of ammonia in n cupful
of warm water, applied carefully, will ro
inovo spots from paintings and chrotnos.
Old brass may be cleaned to lookllko
new by pouring strong ammonia on it aud
scrubbing with a scrub-brush; rinse In clear
Ammonia applied twoorthrco times
on a rresh cold soro will kill It. it will
drive It awny IT used when the cold soro Is
A tablespoonful of ammonia In a gil
Ion of warm water will often restoio colors
In carpets; it will also remove whitewash
Yellow stains left bv scwing-iuaclilno
oil on white may bo icuiovcd by lubbiug
tho spot with a wet cloth with ammonia
uciorc wasmng witli soap.
Equal parts of ammonia and turpe.-i-tine
will take paint out of clothlug, ev-u
If It be hard und dry. Saturate the snot as
often as necessary and wash out In soap
suds. If thoso who pcispiro freely would
use a little ammonia in tho water they
batho In every day, It would keep their
flesh sweet and clean, dolugaway with any
Put a leaspoonful of ammonia in n
quart ot water, wash your brushes and
combs In this, and all grcaso and dht will
disappear, Itlnse, shake, aud dry lu the
su, or Jiy the (Ire.
Flannels nnd blankets may bo soaked
lu a pall of water containing one tablespoon
ful of ammonia aud a littlo suds, ltub as
little as possible, and they will bo white
and dean and will not shrink.
An enterprising fisherman of Glouces
ter, Mass., Intends making a trip to Norway
in search of cod, which are said to abound
Tho Inst run of shad will soon ccaso
io be a llguro of speech in Massachusetts;
the llsh commissioners find a decroase of 00
per cent, in tho catch since 1870.
One of tho most wonderful of llshus
is tho one bearing the name of tho chlas.
modon nlger, or tho great swallower. The
manner of feeding Is to grasp a fish by tha
tall and proceed to climb ovor It with its
jaws. This fish will swallow another one
six or twelve times Us own size.
A piko was speared tu tho Iowa Hivcr
at Harden City. Ou opening It thcro was
found a pocketbook containing $05 lu gold,
$10.50 In silver, $75 In greenbacks and a
certificate of deposit upon the Dank ot
Johnstown, la., for $25. A paper in the
pocketbook stated that It was tho property
of John J. Jones.of Johnstown, l'u. If tho
fish swallowed tho pocketbook at Johns
town it must have Journeyed through tho
Conemaugh River to tho Allegheny, tlionco
thrpugh tho latter Into the Ohio, then Into
the Mississippi and up tho Mississippi into
tho Iowa Itlver.
The fast fishes, according to Professor
tJL B. floodc, are of pointed build, with
clcee lying (Ins, and aro frequently preda
cious. Food italics, on the other hand, are
often slow and easily caught, aud aro cor
respondingly prolific. Tho actual speed of
fitlitjeji; not. as yj;t wii jjrmwm init as dol;
plilns bavo boon observed to swhu rdiluu
and round a steamer going at full speed,
their pace Is estimated at twenty miles an
hour or more. Tho Spanish mackcrol is
one ot the fastest of food fishes. Its body
Is conical aud smooth us metal, while In Its
motion it cuts tho water Uko a yacht.
TRAITS OF GREAT ONES.
Dr. Oliver AVcndell Holmes Is not
fond of being Interviewed? Jlo Is cordial
and polite to a reporter, but ho uvades the
point at Issue with great skill.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward Is a notably
bright conversationalist, and at her fatho.-'s
receptions lu Dublin frequently givoi rolu
to the philosophical turn of her mind,
John Hall of Ilopkinsvillo, Tcnn.,
while out hunting, picked up what ho
thought was a stick and staited to uso It as
a cane when he found it was u black snake.
A play at ono of tho Kngllsh theatres
has just had to be modified becauso the
actors had a superstition against tho an
pearuueo of a peacock or lis feathers on the
Hev. M. D. Hntioook, pastor of tho
Faith Cure Church In Jersey City, claims
that he was once dead fo,- three, days, and
says ot his experiences: "I talked person
ally with tho powers of d.irkuoss and with
William K. Gladstone Is a voracious
reader of current pcilodlcul llteraturo and
always reads tho adveitlsements. lie sub
scribes for tho American edition of certain
Amcrican-Kiigllsh magazines, lu order that
ho may obtain from their advertising pagos
any new Ideas to bo gleaned therefrom as
to American Industries and enterprises,
Dear heart, true heart, sweet heait, mine.
Bo my fond heart's valentine!
Then, the' stormy winds bo blowlnn
Then, tho' bitter toavs ho Uowliig
0er dead and hurled bllm't
(Tombs of tows and Kravos ot klsiu)
Of them thou wilt bo unkuowlai:
Oidy sweetness will bo thine!
GOSSIP OF THE CAPITOL.
CAPTAIN CODMAN AND HIS ROLLOF
Views on Snmtiir ltlMr's lMiicntlouni
llllIMr, Wnnainitknr nnd tho
Clrorcla l'enplu Chut Wltlt Mom
burn Tnllt or Mitt Cnrr'lilor,
One of the men to bo seen around tho
Capitol building is small of stature,
llthuof step, with nn erect carriage and
a formidable roll of manuscript undor
his nrm. Ho wears a tall silk hat nlso.
nnd a look of shrewdness and cunning
overspreads his aged face, and his
snowy-whlto mustache bristles with de
termination. This la Caplnln Codman.
The Committee on Merchant Murinu
and Fisheries, who has charge of tho
mnll subsidy and bounty line, which Is
causing considerable talk among ship
builders nnd steamship owners, are
well acquainted with Captain Codman,
but just who and whnt no Is seems to
bo puzzling the minds of moro people
than tho Tncmbers of tho committee.
That ho is n lobbyist of tho shrewdest
character has boon established, but ho
Is also coming lu contact with mon
who know n little themselves. Not a
few prominent men who occupy scats
In the House aro reaching for their
eyes, ready to pull down the lower lids
nnd ask Captain Codmnu if ho can per
celvo any lingo of greenness about
Captain Codman comes ostensibly
from the ship owners of England rela
tive to the stand that committee is on
the veigc of taking relative to building
Ainciicnn ships and thereby Increasing
its revenue ou the matter of subsidy,
but that tho wily captain Is hero In tho
interest of the English Government to
sell off a lot of Its old rusty ships which
hnvo lain idle and good for nothing on
tho other side.
Postmaster-General Wnnamaker is
having considerable trouble with the
Georgia people. The Ciiitio tho other
day published n somewhat acrimonious
lutcLvicw between him and Representa
tive Carlton over the proposed npoolnt
ment of a colored man as postmaster at
Athens, In that State. Since tho sev
eral colored postmasters have been ap
pointed in Georgia, tho -people down
thcro nro complaining loudly over these
things, and now comes various letters
to Mr. Wnnamaker from Georgia mer
chants declaring that if he ncrsists in
pursuing his present policy they will
boycott ids business nnd refuse to buy
goods from his Philadelphia house.
That house has a large bu-incss in
Congressman James D. Hichardson
of Tennessee, who is a member of tho
Committee on Printing, said toa Ciutio
rcpoitcrthis afternoon that tho firo at
the Government Printing Olllcc
Wednesday dcmonstiatcd tho fact that
moro tlro-escapcs and additional safe
guai ds were imperatively needed. He
lavorcd tho erection of tlro-escapcs on
every lloor not now provided and ou
every side of the building. Congress,
ho said, ought to remedy the cyil at
Thcic is considerable opposition
manifested against tho bill leuoitcd by
tho Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds to purchase tho stpiaro at
tho corner of Ninth street and Penn
sylvania avenue for tho erection of the
much-needed Postofllco building, lion.
J. D. Richardson of Tennessee, the
author of the Richardson City Postofllco
bill, In speaking of tho subject, 3aid to
Tin: Ciiitic reporter to-day that he was
sorry tho committee had rcpoited the
bill for tho reason that in his opinion it
would soon bo passed. It would en
gender tho opposition of every citizen
opposcu io ino sue selected.
''Time nnd again," said Colonel Rich
nidson, "the Houso has passed a bill
selecting a site for tho City Postofllco,
but It has never reached the President
for the lenson that opposition has been
strong enough to always defeat auy bill
that proposed to locate its site. Tho
only way Washington will over secure
a new City Postofliec is by thu appoint
ment of a commission with full power
to act in the matter of location and to
hnvo their selection approved by the
President. If Washington is to havo
tho World's Fir, then, certainly, tho
Capital of the nation should have a
City PostolUco that will meet the re
quirements of the people."
In sneaking of the Blair'blll to a
Ciiitio reporter Representative Owen
of Indiana said this morning thatho did
not think the chances of the bill In tho
Senate at present as favorable as thoy
wero four years ago. "I would, Indeed,
feel sorry to secthoBlairblll defeated,"
said he, "because I regard It as In a
direct line toward tho solution of tho
race problem. Education Is a great
force and Its widespread influence can
not be overestimated. You educate tho
colored man and you glvo him nn in
vincible weapon with which lo defend
himself. You enable him to cast an
intelligent vote. An election law would
causo inoro or less friction lu the South
and would not tend to solve tho diffi
culty. Some of tho opponents of tho
bill say It's extravagant for the Govern
ment to spend several millions of dol
lars for educational purposes. I say it
is not extravagant; it's economy. I am
an advocate of tho Blolr bill and I want
to sec it become a law."
Congressman Thompson of Ohio re
ceived n dispatch to-day, Informing
him that tho Democrats la tho Legisla
ture at Columbus had held a caucus and
agreed ou n scheme to rcdlstrict the
Stato, which places Thompson and
Grosvenor in llio same Congressional
This is an interesting piece of news
for Messrs. Thompson and Grosvenor,
and if tho schemo is carried out it will
result In n lively contest for tho nomi
nation next fall. It may be worth
mentioning thai Judgo Thompson is
not giving himself any unnecessary
concern about the mntter. Ho Is very
popular in tho District.
Seriatiiry Trnoy Doing Well.
It was rumored this morning that
Secretary Tracy had had a relapse,
but inquiry nt tho Arno, to
which ho was lemovcd thrco or
four days ago from tho Wliito Houso,
showed that thero was no basis for tho
report beyond tho fact that ho had had
a slight attack of Indigestion. Tho
Secretary's son Frank is with him, and
ho is getting nlong very nicely.
I.tioklni; After rropertj,
Mr. M. X. Bradly, a ictlrcd merchant
of Staunton, Va., Is visiting relatives at
2015 Hlllyer Place. Ho Is interested in
somo valuable Avenuo propeity botweou
Ninth and Tenth sticets, purchased
whllo heio not live years ago, which
has advanced In value since then $5,000.
Tho real estato agents nro talking very
nicely to Mr. Bradly and aro showing
him all soit of gnoil "specs."
I'lcltt Over I'nslnlllt'o.
A delegation of slv from Pottstowu, Pa.,
where a furious fight Is being waged over
tho postofllco between 11. It, llossort, t'on
urcstiuau Vardloy's candidate, und Howaid
Wh-kcrshain, a railway mall clerk, who Is
said to bo backed by Hussoll Hairknn and
l'ostmastcr-tieuerai Wauamakcr, callod ou
tho President to-day in reference to the fill
ing of tho office, 'I ho term of tho prcent
Democratic postmaster expired to-day,
tannj'U's tirn.r. sciikmi:.
lltnv It Shut the l'f.loltle Dill or tho
l'entlttn Hulltllng, '
Last summer when tho special com-
mltteo appointed to consider tho (pics-
lion of securing better quarters for tho ,
City Fostoffico cast longing oyes on tho
court ot mo l'cnsion unicc, uorporni
Tanner determined thnt thcro should
bo no postofllco established thcro If ho
could help It.
hi order to head tho committee oil liu
caused almost tho cutlro lloor space of
tho court to bo filled with llio cablnols
from tho various ofllccs in tho building.
When tho commlttco camo around tho
Commissioner pointed lo tho long,
closo rows of cabinets' and asked them
where they wero going to find room for
a postotlicc. Ills argument pioved
conclusive nnd tho commlttco decided
to leave the Tension Olllco alone.
It was Intended that nftor the cab
inets had answered tho purpose for
which they wero placed In tho court Ihey
would bo taken back lo tho nfllco3.
When, however, tho employes found
how much moro spneo Ihey had in
their rooms with llio enblucts outside,
they suddenly discovered that ir they
wore brought "back tho rooms would be
too crowded to work In. Tho conso
quence is that tho cabinets nto to re
main in tho court, utterly destroying
tho appearance of the noblest apart
ment lu tho city nnd limiting an eyesore
of a place to which formerly Washing
lonlans always pointed with pridu.
"ews of tho tiny Abroad,
Vienna, Feb. 11. 1'rlnco Alexander of
TlnHnntiArfr tlin iir-rlllp nf lllllirnrl.1. 1
Is known as tho Count of Hartcnau, has I
been appomieu commatiuani oi luocavcmu t
Regiment of Dragoons, stationed In Vienna.
It Is understood that he will bo made n '
general within a year. '
PAnis,.Feb. 14. A banquet was tendered i
to the officers of tho American squadron ot -evolution
by VIco Admiral Hcrgasso-Du-
Pctit-Thouars, commander of tho Fifth I
Maritime ArrondlbCmcnt, last night ou
board his flagship at Villcfrauchc. Tho
civil and military authorities or Villcfrancho
and Nieo wero present.
London, Feb. 14. Mr. T. P. O'Connor's
paper, the Star, asserts that tho roport of
the Farnell Commission Is a triumphant
ncqulttal of all tho accused l'ariiclllto
members of the Houso of Commons.
Ipi,inntin Vnli 1.1 Qlt. lTniivt, Tnlrrttfl
motion In favor ot colonial federation ha3 '
ueen unanimously auopicu uyiuo tjoioniai
London, Feb. 14, A dispatch from Nice
says that Benzon, othcrwlso known as Jubl
leo Juggins, who was anested for forglngn
check for 1,000 and wIidso friends, It Is
said, lrj.ulo the loss good, has bocn sen
tenced to threo months Imprisonment nnd
to pay the costs of tho prosecution.
London, Fob. 14. A dispatch from Zan
zibar to the Standard says tho medical
examination proved that tho Sultan died
lloprotlucinc Power of tlia I.Hor.
A scientific fact of great value, and ono
which should bring comfort to legions of
that large class o persons who aro weary
of tho caprices of au erratic or tardy liver,
has lately been established. Experiment
has proved that largo portions ot tho liver
can lie removed without serious disturbance
to tho animal functions ot the human body.
Tho explanation of this cuilousfact sccun
to no mat tuo nvcr nas a wonucnui power
of reproduction. Ponilck fouud that,
within a few days of tho removal of por- j
tions of the liver, the work of Its lcprodue
t'on began, and that It pioeeeded with
great rapidity to completion. In certain i
cases ho found that within a period of a Tew l
weeks ns much was reproduced as had been '
removed, and this nuiountcd occasionally
to twice as much as had been left behind. '
These investigations have an Interest alto-I
gether outside of that which i6 absolutely
scientific, becauso they cannot fall to In- j
fluenco tho development of abdominal
surgery, if It Is understood that largo por- i
tions of the liver may bo removed without I
serious uanger to inc. rttuvurg jusiaiai.
TIPS ABOUT HEALTH.
Duiing the Inst five months 830 pa
tients have been treated at tho Pasteur In
stitute In Paris, and not a single death has
In a recent work on "Tho Physiol
ogy ot Bodily Exercise" Dr. F. Lagrange
says that fenclug, apparatus gymnastics
and riding-school lessons may bo safely
Ercscrlbed for tho idlo person, "whoso
rain languishes for want of work." Put
for "a child overworked at school, for a
person whose nerve centres aro congested,
owing to a persistent mental effort In pre
paring for an examination, for such wo
must prescribe long walks, tho easily
leanicd exercise of rowing, and, feeling
better, the old game of leap frog and pris
oner's base, running games, anything, lu
fact, rather than diilicult exercises and
A trained nurso In Philadelphia, who
believes that patients should bo entertained
constantly, substitutes a phonograph for
herself whilo she takes a nan. The Instru
ment is loaded with Hill Nye, Adcllua
l'attl and instrumental solos.
When you feel cold throw the
shoulders well hack and hold tho head well
up. Inflate tho lungs slowly, tho nir enter
lug entirely through the nose. When the
lungs aro completely filled hold the breath
for ten seconds or longer, and then expire
it quickly through tlTo mouth, After re
peating the exercise whllo ono Is chilly a
feeling of warmth will bo felt ovor tho en
tire body, nnd uvea in tho feet and hands.
It is Important to practice tho exercise
many limes each day, and especially when
In tho open air. This piactleo Is recom
mended as a picventive of consumption.
THE LOTTERY OF CUPID.
One after ono tho years hae fled
As though they could no lonser tarry.
So ono by. ono tho ro-.es fall
And ono by ono my girl friend- inatry.
1'lit courtship comes, nnd then, alack!
As innocent ns lambs In clover,
Thoy seelc tho altar, say the word,
The organ groans um all Is over.
"What fools we mortals be," Indeed,
How can they bo so densely -tupid:
A thousand blanks for every nrlo
So runs tho lottery of Cupid.
Dan Cupid, once my confidant
In many n rhymed and lovelorn onnet,
A rlnu, a clove, llio moon, a kiss
A rosebud or my swoethoait's bonnet.
How many a youth with favor eausht
'Neath mistletoe and shlulns holly
Has in Ids dreams his huly won,
Knight errant In tho list or folly
How many a maid all woo-bcirone,
With omu dear friend as secret patron,
Has sighed her wish to tllo for love,
And lived to bo it happy matron,
A 11b for thee despairing loe,
Hero's enkes and aio, ami no repining,
No cloud of youthful taney yot
Dut had at last a silver lining.
Ah! Cupid, you and I aro tiults;
We've hatf our share of iine lomanees,
of highs nnd ows and deep despair.
Of moonlight strolls und stolen glances,
A erron nersiininon was mv hoatt
lire Cupid touched It lively follow
llli vnilous fiosl ultes left It xouud,
Fully as sweet and much moro mellow,
Jiy former loves aro buxom wives -No
pangs my fato has ovor cost them
And 1 have managed to exist,
Although It's tiue I loved mil lo-t them.
No more together tOiall we sttity
lu llow'iy dells or byways slnuy-
Our paths h.ivu clmngi-d and thoy are mi
Tho good broad road or matrimony.
And yet for avo wo still nro bound
HylilentHhlp's changeless, golden tether,
And glimpses of those Jjygono days
mill Hhino lu fair or Mormy weather.
And thero have como adnwu tho past,
Uko blossoms down onchautctl rivers,
Somo tokens of remembrnnou yet
Fair gifts that spoke of faithful givers,
Somo friends there bo who come and go
As briet as blooms tha morning glory,
And some thero nro, and I am ono.
Who Btnud tho test of Time's old story.
I.lvo all your llfo, ami whllo thoy pass
Tho wou-eu and tho men who meet you
How fortunate if rrom them all
0 he shadow of a friend shall groot you.
Yet torao ehall keep tho vestal llamo -Now
what can make Unit Infant bawl so
lllne i Yes, the Mine trots double now,
And, twtttbvarti, 1 am man led also,
J-.'i n(it Me(ia,g"ij,
PART IN POLITICS PUYED BY THE
ltcpnbllcnn Campaign Managers Sulil
to llavo l'riilttcit by tlio Oll'nr ol
llio r.oulftlcuin InMKutlnn--I'roml-uont
Men Wltu Aro In It.
V'fcln' ' " """'' Ington to the llattlmvrt sun
Very likely somo of tho sensational
stories concerning tho relations of tho
Louisiana Lottery Company to tho Na
tional Republican Committee nro moro
or less imaginary. But of ono fact
there can bo no reaeonablo doubt thu
Louisiana Lottery Company was
ono of tho largest contiibulom
to tho Republican campaign fund
in tho last Presidential campaign, and
it unquestionably had tho promiso or
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of tho lottery In Louisiana, more es
pecially slnco tho principal bencllcliuios
bavo practically abandoned their resi
dence in New Orleans and spend theli
millions of gains In Nuw York
nnd vicinity. Thcro Is no prospect of
tho renewal of the lottery grant In
Louisiana. If tho lottery company can
secure a grant from tho North Dakota
Legislature, it can well afford lo pay
tho vast suras which It ie reported to
havo promised ou all sides.
It looks, however, as If the public
fcntiinr.nl which has been aroused will
be too strong to bo resisted. Tho Post
mnstcr-Gencral puts himself on record
as opposed to it, and, perhaps, tho
President may follow suit, anil respond
lo the nppeal which has como to him
from Dakota by issuing his disap
proval. The lottery company will have
the tight to regard this as ungrateful,
however, for Its liberal contributions to
tho corruption fund aided materially
In tho President's election. Tho
members of the National Republican
Committee, through whom tho lot
tery company's contribution was ob
tained, havo tiled to carry out their
pait of tho bargain, for all their In
llucnco has been exerted to help tho
Dakota scheme. Ono of tho member
of tho commlttco is said to be In tho pay
of tho lottery company.
i(Cj if tho names of
Much astonishment would bo exblb-
all the prominent
JnCj, hero who an
iro in tho regular nay of
tho lottery were niado public. Tho
salailcd list of its retainers, retainers
for the real or supposed social and po
litical Influence which thoy possess,
amounts up into many thousands an
nually. Tho enormous profits of the
concern can be imagined when it is
statcd that its owners divide millions
annually after paying expenses, for
which thcio seems no limit, including
also a "blackmailing" dependency of
police and other ofllcials which is never
It will he a blessed thing if this lot
lery, which for so many years has fat
tened upon the pcoplo of tho United
Stales, can flud no place to 'renew Its
operations after It Is driven out of Louis
iana. But it can bo calculated upon to
make u desperate strugglo lo got it
new foothold somewhere else it the Da
kota scheme falls through, and though
the Picsidentnnd tho Postmaster-General
may express their dissent many
other Republicans, high In place unit
power, will give their active aympathy
and aid to the cause. This both for fa
vors past aud for favors to como.
The Louisiana Lottery will claim that
lis money elected Harrison, and It
would havo been glad in 1881 lo have
made a bargain with the Blaino man
agers. On tho day after tho election
of 1881 a member of tho Republican
committee said in New York City in the
presenco of the writer, and to one of
tho principal owners of the lottery,
that if the commlttco had had "JoO,
000 tho day beforo the election
thoy could have pulled Blaine through.
Tho lottery man replied imme
diately: "Why did you not como to
mo ? I could havo given it lo you in a
minute." This overture was borne in
mind, and four years later tho Republi
can committee took good caro to open
negotiations with so liberal a giver.
A Judge Deposed.
The Supremo Court of Alabama, at
Montgomery, has rendered a decision
sustaining tho charges of habitual
drunkenness brought against T1.R. Sav
age, judgo of probate court of Cherokee
County, and removing him, from office.
In delivering tho opinion of tho court
the Chief Justice said that the accused
had been guilty of drunkenness b!x or
eight times a- year, and that drunkenness
had become a habit with. him.
T.uto Hotel Arrivals.
RinuB House W.J. Block, Biidg
port, Conn.j O. A. Losby, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; J. S. Phcrson, Chicogo; Mr. and
Mis. C. II. Evcrhard;
EniiiTT Ilousn W. H. AVhitlug,
Brooklyn, J. M. "Wilson, New Ilolantl,
Ohio; J. D. Carr, Salinas, Cal. ; 1 W.
Wiiaajid'h K. G. Kerr, Ehensburg,
Pa.:0. D. Becbe, Hastings, Mich.-, It.
0. Ford, New York; 11. S. Fleet and
wife, Newark, Ohio.
Thu Am.iXGTOx Captalii ,1. AV.
Sackford, Philadelphia; 0. A. Hrowu
and wife, Poitlaud, Me.; 0. Hopkins,
Hotki, Anso Mrs. A. Leu Yeriitt,
London; M. 0. Jones, Woods IIoll,
IIott.i, NonMANDiK ilrs. L. Jliddle,
New York; W. Munroe, New York.
Ciiajiiieui.in's Gcorgo L. Thomp
son, Philadelphia; S. F, Hunt, Abing
Wei.ckeu's-11. W. Brown.'.Cinclu.
IlAitms House 0. N. Looinis, Kni
mn Abbott Opera Company; J. II, Wil
son, New York,
METiiorouT.vx Hon. John S. Hen
derson, Salisbury, N. C: A. A. Arthur,
Knoxvillc, Tcnn.; Frank Smith, Now
York; J. C. Haskell, South Carolina.
National Leo Ward, New York;
0, A. Warrington, Chicago; G. Mooio,
Philadelphia; G. S. Appelgate, Chicago,
S. T, Morlchol, Montreal.
St. James C. A. Battoy, Providence;
.1. II. Bcnibtein, Alabama; K. S, Dooy
ler, Chicago; Captain S. W. Taylor,
West Chester, Pa.
HnwAitu House J, Detzel and wife,
New York; Jos. Baker, Bowling Green,
Vn.; 11. G. Ball, Barnum's circus.
Mr. Stotltlnril' llorlln Lecture.
Mr. Stoddard will have "Berlin In 1SS0"
for thu subject of his lecture at tho Con
gregational Church to-morrow night. This
lectuiois iuterded toglvo a realization ot
actual picsenco In tho Herman metropolis,
which for several years has been a centre
of tuteust on account of the rapid
progress of historical events there. Dur
ing an interval measured only by
weeks thrco men havo reigned ns Ihnpo
rurs, of whom two in that time have been
crowned und two buried. Tho palaio or
Kaiser Wllholni, of the late lamented Km
peror l-'rcdcrh-k, tho old historic Schloss,
now occupied by tho present Lnipe
lor, tho splendid buildings devoted
to war, to 6cloneo and, to art;
tho famous L'uter den Lludcn, leading to
thu Herman's beautiful park, tho Thler
gartcn, nndJi hundred other objects mako
llcrlin ono of the most Interesting cities or
llcntlt of Knrl Sydney.
London', I'ob. 14. Karl Sydnev (Sir
John ltobcrt Townshend, V. C. U. C. 11).,
Is dead. He was lu the 65th year of his age.
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