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THE WASHINGTON OBITIC, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1890.
Hawkins, Cowen & Buskktt.
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LOCAL WEATlll'.K FOIWCASI',
Vorthc Vittrict of Columbia, Delaware
ttml Marylautl, continued cool, fair wealho;
iivrtbu ctcrly winds, becoming mi iaUe. I'or
Virginia, continued cool, fitirueather; north
erly uhuh, becoming variable,
"Washinoton, Feiiuuaky 10, 1890.
Slit. Ci.AitsoN said to nn ioter
ilcwer tlio other ilny: "I hnvoowncd
n newspaper for twenty year, nnil I
lmvo ncve'r printed mi answer to n lie."
This is carrying frankness beyond I
expectation, but it remains true that an i
editor should nlways piint whatever j
nnswers civil people may make to hit
Tin: Ni:w Yokk World thinks that
neither New York nor Chicago will got
tho "World's Fair. The New York
"World is beginning to get some good,
broad national Ideas. Fretty soon li
will como out squarely for national con
trol of a icnl World's Pair on national j
ground. Tho Chicago papers, too, I
might ns well fall into line.
Tun headlinus of n Washington
dispatch recently published In tho 1103
ton Herald run: "What ho says about
tho lottery business." The editor evi
dently did not read tho matter closely,
for it should have been headed: "What
lio doesn't say nbout tho lottery busi
ness." Wo bad nearly forgotten to
mention the fact that Fiist Assistant
Postmaster-General Clnrkson was tho
object of the Intciview and Wnrmoth's
vindication the subject.
BUSINESS AND POLITICS,
For many years tho prayer of the
American people has been that they
might have business men in office and
that tho offoirs of government might bo
conducted on business principles. That
prayer was answered when Mr John
Wanamaker, merchant, bee una the
Hon. John Wanamnkcr, Po-tmastur-Gcncral,
nnil began doing business with
the Western Union Telegraph Compiny
and others in a business-like manner.
But complications have lecentiy
nriscn winch ulu lair to ma'o All.
Wnnomaker, the business man, and
Mr. Wanamaker, tho Postmnstei-Gcn-eral,
hold .solemn caucus with cioli
other. One of the two must make
some concessions, for Mr. Wanamaker,
Postmaster. General, in appointing u
number of obnoxious postmasters, has
provoked the wrath of several rctaileis
who sny they will have no more deal
ings with Mr. Wanamaker, merchant,
unless Sir. Wanamaker. Postmaster
General, removes tho said obnoxious
Of course tho people of the United
States hove nothing to fear from the ic
suit of this complication. Mr. Wana
maker is a gentleman who would rather
make tho sacrifice ns a business man
than as an ndministiator of publte af
fairs But this cxpciiencc legitimates
tho Inquiry whether, after all, business
men are best fitted forolUcu? Certainly
the general question cannot be answciod
uy what Sir. Wanamaker does in this
case, for Sir. Wanamaker is an ex
ceptional business man.
WHAT TO DO WITH LO.
Wbnt is to be done with the Apacho
Indians? The three or four hundied of
them now held in AInbama are said to
bo dying off so fast that unless thoy aro
removed to a more congenial climate
pretty soon tho contract for their trans
portation won't bo worth bidding for.
But where is this congenial climate
to be found? Tho people of tho South
west, especially of Arizona and Now
Mexico, say it will bo very worm for
the Indians If they nio sent back there,
indeed, they claim that tho Govern
ment cannot send them back without
committing a gross, injustice against
the settlers, most of whom have gono
there and invested their money on tho
tacit agreement of tho Government
that these savages should never again
be permitted to terrorize that country.
It is n knotty question. Of course,
tho Indians must bo removed every
now and then, else how cau the con
tractors mako a living? But where
shall Gcronimo and his band bo taken ?
Massachusetts has long been noted for
her sympathy with tho poor red man.
Hero Is her chanco to do something sub
Manila, Massachusetts has a delight
ful climate and Boston has some very
The Inevitable way In which an evil
permitted to go unchecked breeds cor
ruption all around it, is very strikingly
shown In tho case of tho Louisiana Lot
tery. That gigantic violator of tho law
having been allowed to set at defiance
the enactments of Congress and tho au
thorities of the District, other com
panies are seeking here tho samo rich
Held for their operations.
Tho largest of these companies np
pears to bo one calling Itself tho Lottery
of the Bcnlficencla Publico, with head
quarters at the City of Sloxico, and
operated by a so called Slcxlcan Inter
national Improvement Company. Thero
is apparently somo understanding bo
tween this concern and tho Louisiana
Lottery, for Banker Gould on F street
sells tickets for both. Tho advertise
ment of tho company, ns printed the
other day In a Washington paper, states
that it offers monthly $178,500 In prizes,
and the boast Is mado that "the com
pany is required to distributo GO per
cent, of all tho tickets In prlzos, a larger
proportion than Is given by any other
lottery." The other 40 per cent., or
$1-11,410, goes in profits to thu proprie
tors, it is safe to ussunio, and In buy
ing silence from thoso who wink at tho
violation of the law.
There is nlso apparently still another
Illegal lottery in full blast, for tho ail-
virtlfcmcnt from which these facts nro
learned warns tho public against a so
coiled Litllo Mexican Lottery, which la
sold to bo deceiving thu public by lint
toting tho nnmo of tho other. Its nil
vcrtlscincnt may probably be expected
toon In tho organ of the lotteries.
When asked tho other day if tho lot
tery of the Ueneflccnria 1'nblica was
perfectly straight, Danker Gould natu
rally enough replied that It wns so far
os ho knew, and no more Informa
tion would ho vouchsafe. Its opera
tions nro not so cxtensivo os tho Louisi
ana Lotleiy, but they nto certainly just
os demoralizing in their more limited
.wnau kellevs successor.
A successor to tho Into Judge Wil
liam 1). Kelley is to bo chosen In Phil
adelphia on Tuesday no(, and it Is
among tho possibilities that thu result
will bo nbig surprlbe to the country.
Tho Democrats have raised thu banner
of tarllt reform In tho dlstilct, and
arc making n fi'jltt. which shows th.iy
consider they have nt least a chance of
This is arcmaiknblo state of affairs in
a dlstilct which has nlwnys been re
garded as a staunch Republican strong
hold, and which was for many years
represented by such on cxtrcmo protec
tionist os Judge Kelley. Ills majorities
In It previous to 1889 ranged from
10,000 to 10,000, and in that year ho
pulled through with n margin of 0,0'J!)
voles to his credit in n total poll of 00,
510. IIi3 ndveisniy then, William M.
Ayics, who received the largest Demo
cratic vole over cast In tho district, Is
ngnin the candidate of his party for tho
place, and it Is largely owing to his ng-
gresslvo personality that tho Democrats
entertain hopes of success in the pres
Sir. Ayics is a wealthy woolen manu
facturer, who has made a careful study
of tho effects of tho present high piotec
tivo policy on the Industilcs of tho coun
try, and it issafo to say tliotho has moro
practical knowledgo of the workings of
tho tariff as it affects his own business
and that of thousands of other manufac
turers than Judge Kelley ever had lu all
bis years of theorizing on the subject.
Sir. Ayres Is making tariff reform the is
sue in his fight, and, what is most signifi
cant, has received tho pledges of nlurgc
number of Ilcpubllcan manufacturers
that they will support him with their
'J ho opponent of Sir. Ayics is State
Senator John 13. Beyburn, who bason
several occasions shown strong opposi
lion in the Pennsylvania Legislature to
the autocratic rule of Senator Quiy.
It wns piobably for this reason that tho
Senator made no fight against his Con
gressional aspirations, believing that an
enemy nt Washington would bu far less
troublesomo than one nt Hanisburg.
Sir. Beyburn is, like Sir. Ayres, a man
of wcallh, which has been principally
accumulated in Iho manuf cturo of
lightning rods. If elected, he will bo
nn addition to the list of millionaires
in Congress. Ho is not a debater, and
in the present contest has shown no
disposition to answer tho tariff reform
arguments whle.li Sir. Ayres has ad
vanced from tho stump. Sir. Beyburn
has also been actively identified with
tho factional fights of his party In Phil
adelphia, and It is said that he will lose
many votes on this account.
It will thus bo seen that while tho
Democrats havo an adverse majority of
nearly 10,000 to overcome, thero nro yet
several important factors woiking for
their success. If they elect Sir. Ayres
their victory will bo overwhelming. If
he is defeated by but a small majoiity
their causo for triumph will bo hardly
less great, ns it will mark a groat reac
tion against Bepubllcan control.
At what aue should a woman marrjf
Savannah .Morning JYeim.
At just tho dro when tho man sho loves
with all her heart and eoul makes tho pro
posal. Xew Yorl Sun,
Why should sho mako this unseemly
haste? It is customary and proper to wait
a few months.
Boston it.o.mises a warm reception to
the G. A. It., which has decided to hold
nn encampment there Boston promises
this with eomo degrco of certainty, as
August is tho month named, and ns Mr,
Adnms has arranged to ho In Europo at that
It has iieen said several times; now
let It bo sung:
As Speaker I could not oxpross
Opinions that unmasked me;
You'll havo to let mo out, I guess
ricaso do not say you asked mo.
Tiieiie was 210 business failures In tho
United States during tho last week, as
against sixty In Canada. This is accounted
lor by tho fact that so many men with
ready money havo gono from this country
Tnc New Yohk Mornina Journal has
excellent special dispatches from Washing
ton. They contain all tho news, ably and
succinctly written. They aro clipped from
The Ciiitio bodily.
Queen Victoiua makes pretty good
speeches considering her years and the nu
merous other duties of tho man who writes
A POEM BY DOM PEDRO.
Tho subjoined poem was eoiaposod by Bom
Pedro, many years ago, for n lady's album.
If I am pious, clement, Just,
I am only what I ought to be;
The scepter Is a mighty trust,
A groat responsibility;
And he who rules with faithful hand,
With depth of thought and breadth of
Tho sacred laws should understand,
But must not, at his pleasure, change.
Tho chair of justice. Is the throne;
Who takes It bows to higher laws;
The public, good and not his own
Demands his care. In every cause.
Neglect of duty always wrong
Detestable In joungorold
Ily blm whose placo Is high and strong
Is magnified a thousand fold.
When In the east tho glorious sun
Spreads o'er the earth tho light of day,
All know the course that be will run,
Nor wonder at his light or way;
But If, porchance, tho light that blazed
Is dlmm'd by shadows lying near.
The startled world looks on amazed,
And each ono watches It with fear.
I, likewise, U I ulways gh o
To vice and virtue their rowaids,
But do my duty thus to live;
No ono his thanks to mo accords.
Hat should I fall to act my part,
Or wrongly do, or loave nnilono,
Surprlod, tho peoplo then would start
V ith fear, as at tho shadowed sun,
All tho world loves a lover, and every
woman enjoys reading n real romance Ono
that Is worth mentioning culminated lu
Washington Just n week or two ego. Way
back In thu days when tho Vauksund John
nies fought for preccdonco In tho Shenan
doah Valley, about tho tlmo tho gallant
bliirldnn took his famous ride, thero lived
In Vt Inclustcr town nn tiospltabtu family of
good, royal rebels by tho natno of Chap
man The Chapman houso during tho den
sons of comparative peace, entertained tho
boys from both -sides of tho divided house
Among thoso who wcro received and cured
for was a dangerously sick boy, a Yankee,
nnd It so chnnccd that tho maiden landlady
look upon herself Iho cntlro weight of
the nursing. 1 hough tho sick soldier
wns n mere lad, nnd lmmlenmo, Julli
Chiipinnii was even then be) owl tho
early bloom of girlhood, tho old
Mory was repeated and tho Invalid
fill madly In loo with his charming nurse.
Hut tho wooing did not go smoothly, fur
tho ludy, sensible ns well in competent,
bioiight him out of tlio dangerous fuvor,
but sho gnvu his suit no further encourage
ment. The soldier reported for duty, ilia
nlr grow black with smoko of battle, tho
fortunes of war soon separated tliupilr,
nnd tlio stiugglu ended In defeat for tho
South. Among tho tunny Southern woman
vlio wcro left dependent were thoChapiiiin
sitters. Tho elder sister flnnlly secured thu
position of housekeeper nt tlio I'.bbltt
Ilouc, whero for twenty-flvo jears she haj
served tho public and her employers
faithfully and well. Tho younger,
Julia, tho heroine, remained at home un
til six jearsngo, when sho joined her sis
ter nt the hotel and supplemented hor work
as director of kitchen and scrubbing
.And whero was tho soldier lover? This
Is tho romanco of It. Though duty and her
rciusni nan separated inem, it um not
wcakm tho soldier's love. IIo wroto to
her frequently nnd fenciitly, and she,
while still obdurate, was touched by his
faithfulness nnd continued to icad and re
spond to his letters.
Thenar ended, tlio soldier rcmalnod In
tho service. Ho had nothing to bring htm
lmck, Tho J curs rolled ou until twonty
flvn had been set down to 111 3 credit of the
6tlU waiting knight.
Oho duy not many weeks ngo tho lady
relented. ho will ever know why, or bo
nblo to understand a woman's argument
In such a case. Tho excuses bIio gavo blm
for delay, the excuses shu made to herself
for her final w cakness, no one may con
Jcctuie. But whatever form of reconciliation or
compromise was effected, n few wcoks ago
it Is said that tin urmy offlccr suddenly te
clgucd In tho West, nnd Immediately after
a handsome man, of soldierly bearing, with
silvered hair but jouthfully-boamlng face,
A few days moro and Miss Ch ipmau's
llttlo circle of friends and acquaintances
wcro astonished and rejoiced to learn that
not soveu, but nearly twenty nnd seven
jears of servlco had been rewarded. Even
tho people who regard marriage as a fall
uro must acknowledge tho success of somo
courtships, nnd however sceptical and
crabbed, ono could not but congratulate
Jlr. and Mis. John Tonnlcllffe, nnd hope
that the happiness so long denied may all
bo crowded Into tho remaining years of
NOVELTIES IN IIIIUIONS.
What Is new In ribbons ?
Nothing much, and jet tho silo of rib
bons never declines. Women who neither
buy nor admire pretty ribbons aro nl
noinml creatures. Tho- ribbon element,
the long, loose, lluttorlug-loopcd and
twisted decorations, Is the distinguishing
characteristic of masculine and feminine
dress. Even a man's necktie Is a stl IT, u i
yielding caricaturo of Iho feminine neck
ribbon. Tho early ribbons show tlut tho
fashion wheel has made one complete revn
lution and tho old two-toned thick satin H
on top ne.nln. Double-faced satin Invo
cheaped tho slnglo-faccd ribbon, and tho
dlzy new plaids have quite superseded
the stripes. Thcso plaids aro all borts of
shades and combinations, but distinguished
for both brilliancy and delicacy of tone.
The ametbjst shades are Just now leading.
They Include all the hellotropo and purplo
fancy tones, while gobelin blue and tho
countless variations of golden browns, with
jcjiows ami grays, arc still leaning.
Iho Vnndyko laees, rucbings and
passcmentarle in black, whlto and colors
ni c t oo pretty and elTcctlvo to bo abaudoned.
The heavy, black-silk laco points are popu
lar as camitures for tho new wools In dark
shades, whllo tho beautiful wblto and ecru
Point do Jeus, though used principally for
ginghams aud flno sateens, nro effectively
used in eomo of iho eatly importations of
wool aud oven of gow ns.
Neck-sleeve and skirt rucbings will
follow tho past season. The Flauntleroy
turn-over ucep inns make too nuo a iramo
for a woman's faco to be discarded. These
deep-flimsy frills aro mado only for young
girls or fair-faced, plump-throated
women. Woo to tho sallow or
scraggy-necked woman who Insists upon
these tempting vanities In contrasts to her
faded face. Nor should fat women wear
this order of neck-near Straight bauds of
whlto muslin do sol, embroidered in whlto
silk bought by tho yard nnd gathered In
frills for the sleeve, or ui ranged as a sabot
vest, or, as the last degreo of fashion makes
It, "enhancement." Tlower ruches of roses,
heather daisies and lilies of the valley will
"enhuueo" the edge of tho evening dress
It Is a llttlo early for bonnets, but wo
have been told to expect long, Hat, oyster
shells and opcu-crowncd small bonnets.
Not tho English walking hat, but a low
crowned boat-shaped bat will do duty for
windy days, and will bo trim and neat as
A word about tho new broken plaid
sashes. Thoy aro of soft Surah, four yards
long, of every desirable shade and combi
nation, and finished with heavy silk fringe.
S0METI1IN0 ABOUT OLAS.
How many women know anything nbout
tho relative merits of pressed, cut and en
graved glass? There- aro several ways of
finding out. Tho short cut to knowledge
was taken by a lady yesterday who was
glouclug over tho crystal counter of an
Avenue store. Sbo asked tho prlco of a
quaint llttlo pitcher with engraved designs,
and was told $1.50.
"Very well," sho said; "I'll tako that
and this," sho added, selecting a tiny bon
bon dish of glittering glass. Tho salesman
wrapped tho parcel, for which tho lady
waited, and presented her with tho bill,
$0.50. Tho pitcher had an engraved band;
the dish was cut. Another lady, the day pre
vious, selected a beautiful rose bowl, and
after ordering it scut offered the salesman
"Why, madam, tho bow 1 you havo bought
And the astonished lady was then In
structed that the bowl for which her friend
haid $2.50 was only pressed, while tho ono
selected by herself was cut.
Such knowledgo bought and paid for
not only becomes valuablo for tho future,
but inspires ono with a now respect for
genuine articles. From out such blunders
tho connoisseur Is evolved.
Tho popularity of cut glass for table dec
oration Is not a fad, but n growing taste,
tho outcome of Its Increased beauty in man
ufacture and deslgu. In this ono thing,
at least, wo lead the English, and It Is a
bigoted Anglo-mania who buys English
rather than American glass j
When you seo a fashlouablo woman peer
ing over the cut-glass counter, iuiiulrlugfor
something in Parisian or Henrietta, or dis
cussing the merits of "strawberry," "fan"
or "dlrmond," you may know sho Is after
American glass and prefers a particular
Whllo tho Inexperienced shopper sees
llttlo difference In tho similarly shaped and
decorated wares, It Is yet true that a man
In Pennsylvania Is rich as a king because
he had the wit to tako out a pattout ou ono
peculiarly cut figure. Tho t'lorlan, a Bel
glum glass, Is exceedingly beautiful, aud It
Is only the eye of tho expert that Instantly
detects thu greater brilliancy and deeper
cut of our own wares.
Tho English glass, like Its people, has a
more conservative character, both In form
uud decoration. There Is a dash and bold
ness lu our own wares that soon captivates
the student aud determines the buyer. The
woman In moderate circumstances anl
artistic tastes Is to bo pitied when sho ap
preciates for tbo ilrst tlmo tho puro dia
mond brilliancy and the musical ting of
tho real cut crystal lllnt glass.
There Is an education alouo lu tho buying
of drinking glasses. There aro In the first
placo two great families. Tho tumbler and
goblet, with tho now retiring nondcscilpt,
Iho saucer-lowlod, hollow-ttommcd chain
pnenc. Whllo It Is truo that
ihnmpagno drinkers lmvo taken to tho
bill-(liapcl tumbler, It is yet truo that thli
vesfel docs not give half tho satisfaction
that comes from tho effervescent tldo ns It
und to rlso from tho stem nnd sparkle ou
Mil hue in tho old glass.
To be well equipped for tho nntl-prohlbl-tlon
snlm, nt least (lvo sots of glasses
besides llioso for water arc in order cham
pagne and whlto wines, clarets, sherries
mid liquors or Trench cordials. Tho gen
erous mensuro for chamnagno dwindles
down by degrees to tho tfny thlmblo-llko
bowl of tho cordial goblot. For nil of
which service onu may pay but tho modest
turn of $12, or lu proportion to ono's pursii
nnd respect for ono's cellar all tho way up
As a matter of course, thero must bo an
accompanying pulr of decanters, for whlcli
a modest man pays $2 or $3, nnd n licit
one $20, $30, or even $50. It nil depend
on whether thero Is a plain surfaco nu 1
stopper or cutting un Inch deep. T!i"o
thliiL'S, together with octave, triangle aul
iquiiro cut llnger-bowls, at $00 or $i0 a
dozen, olive, celery and plcklo dishes, nil
thu way from $0 to $18 and $25, ctnblo n
hidy to mako a very neat nnd respectable
showing when sho gives her first dinner
A l'l.VCE VOll I8A1IKI.LV.
'Micro is an Increasing feeling of rcsont
mc nt among women for tho disposition to
Ignoro Isnbelln In tho proposed World's
l'nlr of 180J. All of tho prominent wnimn
of thu country bold thut as tho proposed
celebration ism commemoration of tho dis
covery of America tho respective creeds or
social mums oi tuc uiscovcrers aru not ger
maln to tho question.
Another objection ti doing her public
honor Is said to bo Iho bad republican ox
ntnplo of rtcognlzlng n queen. This last
aigumeiit mtcht bo equally urged against
Introducing King James' version of tho
Serlpturcs. American women aro Inter
ested In nt least partial honor to tho woman
queen v ho among all tho sceptics believed
in Columbus, nnd cave him tho ouly assist
nnco received In Ills tremendous under
taking. It Is hnrdly probable, that such
recognition of Isabella at our World's Fair
would either re-estnbllsh tho Inquisition or
overturn this gi eat I'.cpubllc.
now oiiu.s oiaiEi: i.u.ncii.
Yesterday there wcro three ladles, evi
dently sisters or closely related, aud all
stylishly dressed, who took their seats at a
little table aud proceeded to order lunch.
They bad rhostn ono of tho most popular
ladles' lunch-rooms In tho city, whero tho
prices are moderate and overy artlclo well
eooked and liberally served. Their lovely
silks settled down with a swish, and their
numerous parcels wero dlsnosed on a
chair. Their long, soft gloves wero laid
atlde, and their diamonds twinkled over
tbo bill of faro.
"Whal'll you take, 1.11 J" asked tho
quccnly-looklnc elder girl.
The superb creature wrinkled her noso,
pulled at a wisp of her auburn bang and
'I don't know, what aro you going to
"I don't know. Lo'mo see. Why not
bavo chicken plo? It's lovely here."
"But, myl It Is 20 cents," whispered tho
llttlo dumpling In a red togue, "and with
coffeo and rolls. No; why not tako beef
stew. Thht Is only live, or fish-balls at
"Ughl rish-balls aro horrible," said the
third "young lady with her finger on "straw
berries nnd cream for 20 cents."
"Well then here's soup at 10 cents."
Nobody liked soup, It was so thlu fiat.
One "ncided rolls and coffeo too."
Tbl6 sort of debato went on for fully ten
minutes, while tho patient waiter stool
ready for tho order.
Suddenly u bright thought seemed to
animate tho Juno-llko "LU," nnd 6ho ild:
"Why not everybody order as thoy like,
and then wo eau divide.
lusplrid by this unique mode of release,
each wroto her order triumphantly, nnd In
a few minutes It w as filled and tbo ladles
w ere doubly dlseusslng it.
"This is the nicest lunch-room In Wash
ington," snld one.
"Yes It Is so neat and everything Wbc-auti-Jxillij
"Are'nt these oysters delicious?"
"Why on earth, Sallle, did you order cof-
icey mis chocolato ucais even .Mamma's."
"Chocolato don't agreo with me, but ijln
gcrbicad docs," and tho fair Salllo of tho
red plcco of tongue, took Just sucb a piece
out of that spongy brown-bread ns a school
boy docs out of an applo that is loaned blm
to tako a bite."
"Have a taste of my salad," said a dyspeptic-looking
girl who wore a rich hello
trope suit that was not as becoming ne It
Tho girls chattel cd their praises of the
food, the lunch disappeared, nnd then they
proceeded to flguro up tho cost.
"Good gracious, 1)5 cents."
"You don't mean it? why, Isn't that ex
pensive for such a llttlo lunch?"
"Well, it wns nice, but ono can't como
hero every day if It costs like this."
"Well," sold tho ono who seemed to bo
banker, the statuesque beauty, "I suppose
It must bo paid," and sho opened n purse
fat with bills, while ono of tbo others gath
ered the parcels and a third consulted a
dlumond-6tudded watch. Tho bill was
paid, and tbtso elegantly-dressed ladles
hurried out to their shopping. The Ciiitio
reporter, familiar with this lunch room.
took occasion to filch tho check from tho
cashier's desk, and the cxtravagantlv
pratscd lunch for three which these evi
dently wealthy young woraeu declared too
cxpensivo Is appended for tho benefit of
1 rotato Salad 10a
3 Cuds Chocolate 31a
Bolls for three , Ho
i Dozen Fried Oysters 30a
U Dinger Bread too
1 Pumpkin l'le no
1 Coffee 5o
Which total of 05 cents led the critical
philosopher to affirm:
Nothing emphasizes tho inherent differ
ences of men and -women more thau their
respective orders at a restaurant.
A man likes to eat. He considers fond
moro essential than clothing. lie orders
liberally and pays cheerfully.
Women caro less for food, and couslder
money wasted that Is spent at lunch coun
ters nnd restaurants.
Women who live alono never set as good
a table as when thero are men In tho family.
Tho average womau will pay $10 or $20
for a bonnet and demur at a lunch costing
31 3-5 et nts.
Mrs. Gammago was right. "Women are
TEMrEIUNCE WITHOUT PARTISANSHIP.
Not long since, a week ago, perhaps, a
quiet canvass was effected throughout tho
District organization of tho W. C. T. U.,
the result of which was to gain tho exact
position of the tempcranco workers on po
litical questions. As a result, In response
to a card invitation, thero was a meeting on
Tuesday afternoon, which body of ladles
proceeded to elect a president and answered
to the roll call with 145 names.
This Is tho now non-partisan W. O. T. U.
of tho District of Columbia, with Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster as tho unanimously elected
president. Considering the small effort
mado to dlvldo tho original body, this
largo meeting on short notice, with Its
formal secession, Is slgnlllcant of tho In
crenslnc spirit against third party Ism, aud
tho adherents of tho new organization
claim that tho Foster ring in the District
has depicted tho ranks of tho political pro
hibitionists to a corporal's guard.
A pretty incident occurred during this
meeting. It seems that a third party loader,
who, by tho way, had not been solicited to
join, had heard of this meeting,' and, think
ing it public, strolled In to tako notes. Sho
got along swimmingly until the formal or
ganization begun and sho was called to
volo. Embarrassed, but true to her polit
ical party, tho lady arose, explaining her
mistake aud desiring, as au "unintentional
interloper," to bo allowed ro retire
rercelvlug a situation whenever It hoaves
in sight, tho Mrs. J, Ellen cracefully rec
ognized her faco and assurod her that whllo
they wero apparently bound to work on
different lines thoy would agreo to dls
agreo nnd "each work for principle abovn
tho level of personalities," in view of which
added the diplomatic Ionnnese, wo will
sing "West bo tho Tie that Binds."
Mrs. Oldboy I can't account for tho dis
appearance of so many pencils. It docs
seem as If I could not keep a leadpoucll.
Mr, Oldboy I know what becomes of
Mrs. Oldboy Well. I wish you'd toll mo.
Mr. Oldboy You sharpen thorn, .Imcr
ica, Physicians recommend It. 1'ortnor
Brewing Co.'s Beers for tho grip.
That well-known organization, tho Mc
fsull Opcia Company, will bogln their
annual engagement at Albaugli's to-morrow
cvenlns, when Von Suppo's newoporn,
"Clover," will lo given for tho first tlmo
here. "Clover" is from Franz Von Suppo'
"Dlo Jairdiiach dem llliick," and was
adapted particularly for tho members of tho
McCaull organization. Tho authors of tho
libretto aro Hlchard (Icneo and llruno Zap
pert (leneo has been credited with tho au
thorship of tho libretto of almost all tbo
operas of Suppo nnd tho tho other well
known composers of tho Viennese School,
nnd his work Is marked by unusual thor
oughness nnd Intelligence. Coming, ns It
dots, from tho hands of tho author of
"llocacelo," "Bellman," "Fatinltzj" nnd
other popular nnd successful opens,
"Clover" has had an exceedingly high
standntd of comparison set for It Tlio
new opcta contains somo of tho Illicit mini
bcis that havo thus fur cinaiiatol from tho
prolific fancy of Von Suppo. Characteristic
Bavarian music opens tho opera. In Mio
1'nrUlaii seeuo there is nil tbo gaiety nnd
nlilncfs of tho French school; thu camp life
of Iho i-eennd net Is made stlrrliur by moms
of the marital music, which Is Von Suppo's
forte, mid In tho Carnival, nt Venice thero
is n rapid succession of melodies nnd
rytluus, which wo have Ictirncil to associate
with Spain, Italy and tho gayand careless
Tbo New Yotk Lyceum Company will
present tho celebrated four-act society
drama "Tho Wife" at tho National tills
week. To-morrow night's performance
will bo tho 814th of this remarkably suc
cessful play. It will bo picscntcd with nil
the scenery and accessories mndo from tho
original models. Everything from tho
I.vccum comes with tho stamp of cleanness
nnd Intrinsic merit. "Tho Wife" has
already been seen In this city and has won
pronounced approval, iiio company in
cludes such names us Boyd Putnam, Henry
Herman, S. Miller Kent. Henry Talbot,
Thomas II. Burns C. 11. Field, A. W.
Giceory, Frances flaunt, Ethel Oreybrooke,
Etta Hawkins, Ellzn Logan and Ollvo
Duntou nnd Mrs. llorlam Glbbs. Matinees
will be given on Wednesday and Saturday.
"THE WHITE SLAVE."
"Tho Wblto Slave" will bo tho attraction
at Harris' BIJou Theatre this week, tho en
gagement opening to morrow night. Tbo
piny is well known as ono of tho lato Bart
Icy Campbell's greatest efforts. It deals
with tho scenes and circumstances that ac
companied slavery In n mannor that Is
w ondcrf ully vivid and forcible. It Is a play
that overy body can appreciate, aud ono
which no ono can nfford to miss. Tbo cast
has been spoken of very highly. A largo
company Is required for thu production,
and caro has been taken in tho selection of
lis members. Tho scenery used Is excep
tionally fine. Tho performance Is not by
any means devoid of comedy, but depicts
the humorous ns well as tbo pathetic phases
of life, nnd In a masterly manner.
"I1EKLI.N in 1889."
Mr. Stoddard gavo his lecture on "Berlin
in 1880" at tbo Congregational Church last
evening, nnd will repeat it Monday even
ing. In this lecturo tho historic occurrences
of which Berlin ond Potsdam havo boon
the scene, aro combined with oventi
of contemporaneous interest to mako this
one of the most cnjoyablo lectures of tho
sirlts. On Tuesday nnd Wednesday even
ings of this week will bo given tho final
leeturo of each course, tho suhjen being
"Switzerland." It Is every where ciodltcl
with being unsurpassed by any Mr. Stol
dard ever delivered.
In addition to tho Bennett Brothers' All
Star Specialty Company nt Kern.n's
T heatro this week l'etcr Jackson, the 1
orcd champion of Australia and tho Pacific
slope, tho man who Is willing to meet nny
ono whom tbo California Athletic Club will
match against blm, will givo an exhibition
of boxing with Jack Asliton. There will
bo universal anxiety among tho local
sporting element to sco this black fistic
woudci. Tbo Bennetts claim to bo the
champion revolver shots of tho world.
They aro supported by an exeellent com
pany, Including Sbeffcr and Blnkcloy,
Cain and Loieno, Lottie Gllson, Mat Far
nan, Shcildnn and Flynn, Dixon aud Lang,
Turner and Kusscll, l'easly nnd Irving.
The people of Washington who aro Inter
ested lu this prominent artist, whoso en
gage ment begins February 24 at Albaugli's
Ilolllday Street Theatre, Ualttmore, will bo
pleased to learn that arrangements navo
been made for tho salo of scats and runuing
of Bpcclnl trains to Baltimore from this
city. Tbo engagement will bo for two
weeks, enabling WnshlngtoDians to sco Mr.
Booth In his full repertoire. 1 ho Washing
ton nights during tho first week will be:
Tuesday, February 25", "Much Ado About
Nothing," Mr. Booth as llciiedicl; Tbuis
dny, Fcbiuary 27, double bill, "Fool's Ito
venge" and "Donna Diana," Mr, Booth as
Itertuccio; Saturday night, -March 1, "Mac-
Dein," .vir. nooiu as jiacvcui.
During tho week tho railroad transporta
tion will bo over tho Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. Special trains will leave, via
Baltimore and Ohio depot at G p. m.; re
turning, leavo Camden Station via Balti
more and Ohio after performance.
STETSON'S COMPAM' IN "THE GONDOLIEIIS."
Tho coming musical novelty will be Gil
bert and Sullivan's "Gondoliers," which is
to bo produced at Lincoln Hall the week
of February 24 by John Stetson's splendid
company tho only ono so far that has
been ablo to do Justice to tho words and
music of this exacting composition. Mr.
Stetson's production Is upon the largest
fccalc In point of numbers and In strict ac
cord with tho Instructions of tho author
nud composer. The scenery and costumes
aro said to bo magnificent. The list of
principal artists eugnped comprises somo
notable names, as for Instance, Slirnor
Bioeollnl, Henry Hllllard, tho teuorl; Geo.
Lorln, buffo; Lillian Grubb, Cello Ellis,
Mabella Baker and llcttina l'adelford,
crstwhilo a reigning society belle at tho
Capital. Tbo salo of seats for 'Tbo Gon
doliers" will open at Droop's music store
ou Thursday next at 0 a. m.
A programme of uuusual excellence Is
offered by the management for the patrons
of this cozy resort tho coming week, Lor
rett's European Novelties, twenty-flvo star
artists, the world's wonder, tho mausplder,
the gymnastic wonders, Kano Brothers,
together with many other novel features.
The entire programme will bo presented at
tho usual matinees Monday, Wednesday,
Friday aud Saturday.
Miss Tillle Shields, lato of J. K. Em
met's company, is very 111 at tho Garfield
Hospital In this city.
Miss Flora Holdeu of this city sang at
tho Unity Club Concert last Friday oveu
ing, held at 034 O street. Thero was a
Herr Ernst Tossart. tho great German
actor, gavo a special matinee In Chicago
last Tuesday In honor of Stuart ftobson and
his company. The stage boxes were oc
cupied by Joseph Jefferson, Wilson Barrett
and Mrs. John Drew.
Stuait Robsou begins his engagement at
Albaugli's Theatro February 24, producing
his new comedy success, "Au Arrant
Knave." His company Includes Miss Mary
Waldron, Miss Eugenia Lludemnu, Miss
Helen Mar, James E, Wilson, Frank Mor
datint aud Frank A. Tauncblll, Jr.
The entrnnco to Kcrnau's Theatro Is to
be changed from Eleventh street to Penn
sylvania avenuo, Iho proprietor having
bought tho property adjolulng Harvey's
restaurant. Other Improvements aro In
contemplation, all tending to Justify Mr.
Keruan In calling this houso tho palace
vaudevlllo theatre of America.
Tho managers of the Globo Theatre have
in mind a plan to remodel tho Interior of
their houso by dropping tho auditorium to
thu first floor and having a dress circlo aud
gallery, doing away entirely with tlio cafo
of tho present establishment, If tliocuance
Is mado, only llrst-cluss combinations will
An instanco of tho very command iblo
brotherly and generous feeling existing In
the profession was manifested at Toronto,
Can., lost wceic, upon tho strandlngof "Ills
Natural Llf" Company In that city. 3ov
eral members of tho company were un
able to get nwny, nnd tho employes of tho
Orand Opera Houso nnd tho Mlnnlo Mad
dern Company promptly assisted somo,
whllo tbo "Held by tho Enemy" Company
looked after tho others.
Mies Bertha Illccl has been especially en
gaged to sing tho leading rolo of Stella nt
Albaugli's this week, nnd her advent with
luo McCaull Company will undoubtedly bo
cordlnlly received. Do Wolf Hopper as
Caiimir Is tho funny man of tho opera, and
Eugcuo Ouidln plays tho part of n romantic
lover. Among others in tho cast aro Anuto
Myers, Joscphtno Knapp, Carrlo Burton,
Charles W. Duugnn, Jeff, do Angolls,
Lindsay Morrison and Edmund Stanley.
The opern will bo clvcn with tbo sceucry
and stngo effects which marked Its run In
New York. "Clover" will upnear through
out tho week with tho exception of Situr-
day night, when Hudolph Delllnner's
"Captain Fracassa" will bo produced for
the llrst tlmo licic,
During tho firs! uct of "Macbeth" by tho
Dooth-ModJeskn company at tho Acadomy
of Music, Brooklyn, N. Y., nlcht of Feb
ruary 8, Mine. Modjcska slipped and
wreiiebed her ankle. The sprain was au
extremely severe one, and sho suffered In
tetiFO pain. But sho was determined not to
disappoint tlio house, and Insisted upon
plnylng through to tho end, although her
sullciing was almost unbearable. Sho
showed laro courage and exceptional con
sideration for tbo audience. On'Fcbruary
'J hir anklo was in so serious n condition
her physician decided that It would bo an
absolute Impossibility to play nt all that
week, when Booth and Modjcska wero to
net lu Philadelphia, and tbo Inability of
Modjcska to appear caused great dlsip
polnlmcnt. Thu advance salo of seats far
Ilia performances had been remarkably
largr. .vunna n. uaio pinjcu .vitno. vioj
Jcska's roles nil tbo week.
Tho second of tho series ot thrco concerts
by tho Doston Symphony Orchestra was
given Thursday evening nt Lincoln Music
Hall. Mr. Ntklsch conducted tho music
without tho Ecorc, as usual. Tho pro-
Srammo had been changed within a few
ays In order to substltuto two new num
bers for those llrst nunounccd, nnd tho
alteration proved to bo most gratifying.
The opening overture. "Sukuntnln," Is ono
of Mr. Nlklsch's favorites, nnd was ren
dered with excellent expression. This was
followed by a violin solo, with accompani
ment by Mr. Franz Knelsel, who appeared
Thursday evening for tbo first tlmo In
Washington. His execution is perfect, nnd
he was followed by the niidlcne'o with such
Increasing lutcrcst that when tho orchestra
censed to accompany him tho largo audt
cncoheld their bicath to catch tbo closing
notes, and then broke into the most en
thusiastic applause, In which tho cntlro
orchestra and its leader Joined.
Tho four movements from Grieg, entitled
"Daybreak," "The Death of Aa6o," "Anl
tra's Dance" and "In tho Halls of the
King," revealed tho great power of tho
composT, tho second mentioned being ono
of tho grandest planlsslmos ever written.
The startling effect In tLo last movement
demanded nn encoro which Mr. NIklscb
kindly gave. Tho violin solo of Mr.
Kntl6el wi.8 accompanied by tho conductor
on tbo piano. Tho closlne; symphony by
Schumann in D minor Is somewhat famil
iar, but formed an excellent closing piece.
To begin with painted articles, tho lids of
cardboard boxes may bo used as pretty
calendars for hanglug upon tho wall, cither
square (suspended diamond ways), long or
circular. First paint ovor tho cardboard
with n thick background of oil paints, pre
senting a shaded surface; then add a spray
of flowers, n few butterflies, cherubs, or
anything that fancy dictates; varnish
finally, and finish off. tho wholo
with a twisted length of soft silk
or ball frlngo. But , tho novelty
Is tho introduction of thrco col
ored ribbons, an inch, or rather wider
through three couples of slits, previously
cut In the surfaco. Each slit Is tho width
of tho ribbon, and thero Is just space
enough between the two slits for the ribbon
to emerge from tho back, showing Its date,
day or month, then pass In again to tho
back. About half an Inch shows thus, by
drawiug tho rlbbou day by day, you havo a
perpetual calendar. The ribbons hang
somo distance below the lid, and are finished
off with silk pompons, llttlo bells, or
fringed edges. They aro not set lu .a lino
on tho surfaco, but each ono a llttlo lower
than Its fellow at a certain distance
Tambourines and guitars are utilized lu
the same style. Muff box top3 could also
bo used. Cardboard boxes, slightly padded,
covered with plush, with tho tops covered
viilh sutlu or silk, tightly drawn over, aud
painted fancifully, can bo adapted as glovo
or handkerchief receptacles. A rlbbou Is
passed round tho edge and tied in a good
sized bow at ono side. Tambourines cov
ored with brocade or painted satin, with
trlmmlnc round the edge, nnd a circular
silk-covered caidboard back, mado to tie
on at tbo back, arc very fashionable now
as handkerchief cases.
Little tablo screens can bo mndo Into re
ceptacles for odds and ends by having two
straight pieces fixed to tho two panels of
wuuucu satin or urocauc, turned up to lorm
a deep bag, debt or nfno Inches deep. Tbo
framework is first painted a pale color, or
wblto. Thero require to bo four pieces of
material, as the back shows between the
bars. Tho wadding Is placed betweeu.
The turncd-up pleco Is apparently fastened
with a largo bow, to form tho bag. Thu
satin is nine Inches longer thau tho screen,
the extra length forming tbo hair. Thee
mako beautiful drawing-room nlckuaeks,
and are ono of tho latest novelties at ba
zars. Any carpenter would mako tho wood
work, lu the form of a miniature clothes
horse, standing from two feet to thrco feet
Cushion nlchtdress b.acrs aro novel, first
covered on tho front side with plush, then
with a square of fancy silken material lined
with satin, and rolled back before it teaches
the top, thus showing about a quarter of
Hit) plush, tho pale-colored satin llulug and
the brocado at the same tlmo. Tho back Is
of silk or cotton-backed satin. Tho night
dress goes lu at the side. Thero Is often a
ellk cord edging tbo whole, or a dalntv bow
at one corner, and tbo wholo thing Is tho size
of an ordinary sofa cushion, anl looks like
ono. Theso aro often given as Wedding
presents In whlto satin and gold brocade,
with a cluster of artificial oranges uud
flowers ou tho rolled lining of whlto silk.
Cticular cushions for sofas, averaging
forty inches lu elrcumfcrcnco, aro mado of
two-colored pongee silks, such as pale terra
cotta and green, deep terra coltu aud pink
or gold, etc., In four sections, gathered all
round tho edgo, and drawn Into almost a
point In tho middle, finished off with u
rosette of the two colors. A hommed frill,
two inches wide, goes all round. Tho back
is covered with a pieco of the silk. A yard
of each color Is required. Sateen Is ar
rapged in tho sumo way. A pretty cosey
cau be of two-colored pougco silks oraugo
nnd brown, ollvo aud pink, etc. A length
of half a yard of thu light-colored silk,
about tw elve Inches wldo (or half Its width),
Is gathered round the edge of the cosy, and
drawn dowu to tho centre; then tho darker
silk, also gathered at the edge, tills In tho
spaco at tho top. A length of silk, two.
Inches wide, is folded aud gathered all'
round tho edge beforo tho two sides are
sewed together. The lining should bo ot
serge. Only half a yard of tho light silk
and a quarter of tho darker aro necessary.
Underneath the silk Is serge.
Small rimnuutsof colored silks ran bo
made Into covers for children's llttlo tin
palls (minus the handles). The palls hold
small pot ferns. A circular base Is mado
of cardboard, covered with silk, and tho
bag sewed to It, another row of running
being pluced an inch higher, to form u puff.
Two pieces of silk cord ure run rouud
aud tied at each sldo ot tho top of
tlio pall with four tabsoled ends. Tho
silk fulls over as a two-Inch filngo, either
frayed out at tho edgo or partlully hidden
by tinted lace. These aro most ornamental
ou a dinner tablo or ou an Invalid's occa
sional table, Somo pretty three-cornered
plu cushions may also bo mado with setups
of pongco silk and an embroidered Turkish
bquaro d'oyioy cut In half. Tho cushions
nro six Indies long and tlneo inches at tho
widest part. They havo a folded frill of
silk, a piece of tin h wldo cream laco laid ou
H, and a silken cord, knotted at each cor
nir, as a finish.
TUB CLOSING SEASON.
WEDNESDAY WILL END
hnclety Will Than Sottlo Down for I
Iti'ft of Portv liny I'.vontH uT th
('online Wiink Hmna Ilncout Nnt
Tho gaieties which will bo brought
to a temporary close by tho advent of
Ash Wednesday will includo for Mon
day a lunch party by Sirs. McTCcovur,
on afternoon tea by Miss J'dlc, followed
in tho evening by tbo annual ball at
the Country Club, a dinner pvrty
by Lieutenant 11. M. Q. Ilrown
and n reception fiom 8 to 12
by Dr. and Mrs. Louis Mnckall. Tum
day Mrs. Carlisle will given, luncheon
to Mrs. Willi", Mr. Whitmcr will un
tcilaln fileuds at luncheon, Mm. Lu
lnnd Stanford will givo an afternoon
ten, Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefote
will cntcrtnin an invited company ut
tho legation for n drawing room I ilk
by Mrs. Lewie, wife of thu Right Hon
orable Bishop of Ontnrlo. In tho even
ing the Misses Myers will givo a 10
ccptlon. Mrs. Fuller will not rccelvo to-tnor-lovvfln
account of her absence from the
Miss Salllo Giunhoid of Tllchmnnd,
Vn., Is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. "W. O.
Dnldvvln, 2035 F street.
Mrs. D. 1 Morgan will give tho
third nnd list of Iho scries of teas on
tlio afternoon of "Wednesday, tho 20th
Mr. and Mrs. David Tt. McKco gavo
a dinner finrty last evening at their
lesidenco on Connecticut avenue.
Among tho guests wero Senator nnd
Mis. llnle, Senator and Mm. Ilcaist,
nnd Senator nnd Mis. Jones of
Miss Pofio of lloston Is the guest of
Major TeireH's family in litis city.
Mrs. Wallace, wife of Ileprcscnta
tlvo Wallace, has returned fiom Now
Ymk, whero she wns called during tho
holidays by tho alarming accident to
her little 5-year-old daughter, who fell
over tho banisters down scveinl llights
of stairs. 'Iho little one, after nn at
tack of concussion of tho brain, seeni3
lo havo entirely recovered fiom tho
effects of the fall.
An unusual dcgiceof social notoilety
has been achieved dtulng the present
season by a young woman of tills city,
whose name appears in tlio locnl papers
with a wearying degree of frequency.
The end nnd aim of her existence is evi
dently to become a leading flguro in so
ciety, though the plan adopted for tbo
furthcianco of this object has so far
signally failed of achievement. On
several memorable occasions tho young
woman lias attended teas and nftcinonn
receptions enveloped in a long cloak,
which she removed in the hall or ono of
tho upstairs rooms, and Iheii entered tho
parlor in full dress, to the astonishment
of tho hostess, whose annoyance was
further increased by tho audacity shown
in Iter remaining until tho closo of tho
entertainment and passing herself oft as
one of the receiving parly.
'Mis. Barney of Cincinnati gave a tea
Tuesday nftcrnoon nt her lesideuce,
corner Sixteenth and K streets, which
was attended by an unusually largo
concourse of the fashionable- world.
The hostess was assisted In receiving
by Mrs. Augustus C. Tyler nnd Miss
Bamcs of New York. In the tea loom
Mrs. 1'dward McCaulcy piesidcd,
assisted by Mrs. Rodgcrs and Miss
Mis. John A. Logan received n tolo
gram from her son, Manulng, Wednes
day, announcing tho birth of liii fhst
son, who will bo named for his distin
Mrs. Harper of Philadelphia is the
guest of her sister, Mis. Beaton Perry.
The engagement is announced of
Mr. Dixie Buckley to Miss Mylert of
Philadelphia, the cousin nnd at present
tno guest ot Julss Hcramon.
Miss Mcdill of Chicago is tho guest
of Senator nud Mrs. McPherson.
The engagement Is announced of Mr.
Harry Reynolds to Mrs. McKcldon.
Miss Van Cortland of Now Yoilc, who
lias beenthcgucstofMis. MatthowRocd
for some time past, will leavo caily in
the week for n visit to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Nevino of New York, who have
leased for tho season the hou3o on K
sti eet owned by Judge Leo Knott.
Miss Stanton of New York Is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Lyman Tiffany.
Mrs. Winthrop, wife of Colonel Win
throp, U. S. A., now stationed at West
Point, is the guest of the Misses Mer
Secretmy nnd Mrs. Noble liavo as
their guest a slstei of tho latter, Mrs.
Mrs. Major L. P. AVilllams enter
tnined ''The Jolly Housewives" at
luncheon on Thuisday. Tho universal
vcullctof thu club, vvhich has cntorcd
the sixth year ot its existence, was that
the enteitainmcnt tendered them last
week had never been excelled.
Senator Spooncr's youngest son, now
in his lOlh year, has Inherited from his
mother a most beautiful high soprano
voice. Tho llttlo fellow licquently de
lights bis parents' friends by his sing
ing, but, llko a true genius, declares ho
cannot utter a noto unless ho feels lu a
Mrs. N. S. Lincoln left on Friday for
Philadelphia, where shu will lcmaln
until lo-niorrow ns tho guest of Dr and
General Miles is at tho Ebbitt for a
short stay. Miss Miles Is the guest of
Senator and Mrs, Sherman.
Mis. N. L. Jeffries held a pleasant
reception on Wednesday, assisted by her
niece, Miss Jeffries. Tho belle of tbo
occasion was tho lovely little 2-year old
daughter who, while enjoying an airing
on tho terraco In front of the houso, re
ceived on amount of ndmiration from
tho many callers which would have
tinned the beads of half a dozen debu
tantes. The subject of returning call? In per
son is at present an oil absorbing one
among tho ladies in Congressional cir
cles, whoso duties in this respect nro
pnrticulnily burdensome, by reason of
tho largo crowd of strangers who make
iv piacticc of going Iho rounds of recep
tions each week, either from sheer
cuilosity or for want of any otbor way
of passing tho time. In mauy cases
the number of cards left for the wives
ot prominent Senatots and Representa
tives mount up into tho hundreds.
According to thu present etiquette, each
one of these cards requires in return a
pcisonnl call from thu unfortunalo lios-
lets, borne ot tho ladies contend that
they should bo allowed tho samo piivl
lege accorded to thu wives of Cabinet
olllceis of returning tho great masi of
their calls by cards through the mail or
by messenger. This plan would cor
talnly simplify matters, but whether or
not it will ultimately bo adopted re
mains to bo seen. Corlalnly somo
method bhoitld bo devised by which
tlie wives of olllclals can bo rolloved
In a great measuio from tho heavy
social obligations now imposed upon
Mis. Fcmnton gavo a luncheon on
Thursday to her 'guett, Mis. Tluulo.v
ol Philadelphia. In tlio centra of the
tablo was a largo lamp, covered with a
shado of yellow silk, with jonmills aud
j ellow tulip? about tho base. Bouquots
of Jonquils, tied with yellow ttnd blown
ribbons, lay at each plate, with tho
souvenirs, small cups and saucers of
wblto and gold Hnvlllnnd ware, flltel
,wllh bon-bons. Bouillon was servo 1
in gold clips. A band uf mtislo sta
Honed lu the hall played throughout
the luncheon, Tho guests present wcro
Mrs. Mylcit, Mrs, Thomas U Reed,
Madame Romero, Mrs. Chnrlcs Gibson,
Mrs. A. A. Wilson, Mrs. Townsend or
Pennsylvania, Mrs. Quay, Mrs. .Iono
cnl, Mis. Louiso I'nttcrsnu.
Miss Loiter Is still In Now Yoric,
where she has been for tho past thrco
weeks vlslllng friends.
Miss Thompson of Detroit Is tlio guc3t
of Senntor and Mis. McMillan,
The entrnnco hallway of ex Senator
Hendei son's houso wns imlltnftordraw
ings of tho Allinmhni mndo by Mrs.
Henderson somo years since.
Mr Maginlh, who bus iicen spending
tin' wittier in WiishltiL'inn, will leave li
u few dnys for New Yoik, to rottirn
lalirlntho spring, fur thu purpose of
painting the poitralt of Mrs Ilovvarit
O. White. Mr. Mngrath recently com
plettd the portiait of Senator Sawyer'
lute wife, who was a great invalid fop
ninny jeais pilor lo bur death.
Miss ICetvver of Paris Is tho guest of
ber mint. Mrs. Powell
Miss Whltthorno of Tennessee, who
spent lust season nt tho Knliitt, is now
visiting friends in Baltimore, but will
soon come to Wnshlnuton as tho guest
of Mis. antlMiss Wilcox.
Mrs. Chniles Gibson of Mtirylnud
was given a luncheon nt Annapolis on
Wulncsdny by tho wifo of Govcinoi
Jackson, wholnvlted a parly of thirty
ladles to meet iter guest uf honor. Tlu
floral decorations wero pink nud white,
nn ellipsis of La Franco roses, tulips
nnd St. Joseph lilies forming the con-tie-piece
on a large minor hike slml
lar to the ono used In thu Whlto House
on state occasions. Bouquets of catua
timib, tied with pink nnil whlto ribbons,
together with souvenirs lu tho shapo of"
pink satin sachets lied with white llb
bons on which thu name was painted,
in gold lay at each place.
Senator and Mrs. Dolph gavo a hand
some dinner pally last evening. Tho
guests weie Gcneinl Miles, Senator anil
Mis. Stanford, lJcpresi'tiinllvo and Mrs.
Flower, Senator and Mrs. Squire, Sena
tor Allison, Senntor and Mis. Pugh,
Senator nnd Mis. Hoar, Miss Stoughton
and Miss Maud Dnvldgu
Miss Brandt of Baltimore is tho guest
of Miss Van Rensselaer Berry.
Miss Lizzie Tllton, who now re
sides in Indianapolis, is tho guest of
Mrs. David K. McICee.
Mrs. Gibson, wife of Representative
Gibson, will hold Iter last formal re
ception of tlio season on Tuesday,
assisted by Miss Maiy Wilson, Mis
Corinno Blackburn nnd Mrs. Louise)
Patterson. Mis. Gibsou will receive
informally during J.ent
Mrs. J' Thomson Swann will hold
ber lust recep'ion on Tuesday niter
noon. Miss Louisa McMillan gave a Innc'i
party on Wcdnelav tn her guest, .Miss
Thompson of Detroit.
Miss Kohl of Calilnrnia Is tho guest
of Senator and Mrs. Joins of Neva It
Miss Kohl will be well remembered ti
Washington as the guest if Miss Katj
Feilou several seasons hIiicc.
Mis. James Blddlo left a few days
since for Lliabeth, N. J., to spend a
month at liei fntlici'slmme.
Mis. Sheldon gnvo a luncheon yestor-
day nt her lesidence on Connecticut,
Miss Horner, who has been spending
tho autumn nnd winter with Senator
and Mrs. Hnvviey, will leave on Tues
day for New York and sail tho follow
ing dny for England.
Little Mibs Maty Boll, daughter of
Mr. and Mis. Graham Bell, celebrated
her tenth birthday last night by a p.uty
at which Ihltty-six of her young friends
were present. A birthday cako, on
which burned ten bright-colored candles
set in roes, formed an appropriate cen
trepiece on tho bountifullv-sprcacl
Mrs. Whitmcr gave a luncheon yes
teiday. Mis. Hilt gave a luncheon yesterday
in honor ot her guest, Miss Salliu
Mrs. Bennian of New Yoik is in tlio
city on a visit to her parents, Senator
and Mis. Evnrts.
Mis. Aspinvvall entertained a party
of fi lends at luncheon yestcrdny.
The engagement of Miss L'mlllo
Thorn to Captain Hurry Ilcado, U. S.
A., is announced. Captain Beade left
a fovv dnvs since for bis pott at Fort
Shnvv, Minn., after a stay of thrco or
foui weeks in this city, tnking with
him the hearty congratulations of tlio
ninny fi lends of Miss Thorn, who ii
one of the cleverest, nswell as ono of
tho most popular, girls in Washing
Mrs. Alexander Falls was assisted in
receiving Iter many visitors nt her pleas
antly informal leception yesterday by
Miss Shollenberg. Mr. Falls has en
tliely recovered lrom his recent scvero
illness nnd is once mure nble to bo out
HE HATES FACTS.
A well-known citizen ot Washington has
shown to Tnr. Ciiitio a letter from a North
ern journalist who has been traveling
thiough Virginia for rest, and, incidentally
lo obtain data for letters to his paper.
This letter Is dated at Danville, Va but is
mainly descriptive of tho writer's dlfllcul
tUs lu describing the scenery about Lynch
burg, which, ho says, is "without doubt n
pretty town and beautifully situated among:
the grand old hills which afford many u
view that strikes admiration to tho heart."
Kecognlziug his Inability to do anything:
like Justice to the scene, tho Journalist ox
clalms: "Oh, had I tbo Imagination of
How-dye-call-'im and tho clussic pen of
What's-hlsnunie, what a letter I would
vvtito about this couutryl But hero I am,
pent up In my own inabilities aud confined
to a mete chronicling ot facts."
Touching tho difficulties one has to on
counter who Is hampered by facts, ho says:
"1 found the highest polut lu town, and
stocd looking out, entranced by tho
grandeur ot tho picture that generous
nature spread beforo mo. Mouutalu rosct
behind mountain until the eyo was tired of
louktiitr ou them; nnd tho James Klvor,
flowing Just beforo me, looked llko a silver
thread shimmering In tho sunlight. Exalted,
by the ecene, I felt that I could wrlto a de
ccilptlou which would fill my readors
souls with admiration, not ouly of nature's
lavish iKstowals, but of my own trans
cendent powers. I was very, vcryhopo
ful. I may say I was Inspired,
"Hut boar as we may, wo mustcomo back
to earth. I foolishly read my description
to a native a man to whom these hills and
valleys wcro dully scenes, places for gath
ering food and f mi, fields of tiresome labor.
As my grundlloquenco rolled out and en
veloped blm, ho shifted In his chulr. At
least bo was stirred by It, I saw, and I felt
" Nonsense," said ho; 'that may bo very
flno willing, but there ain't truth enough
in It to 111) a thimble, That wholo scene
that you tako un so about us belli' betwixt
you un' tho settln' sun, lies off dead to tlio
south o' where you was staudln,' and as for
tboBluuntoii ltlvcrwhy, man, that don't
go 'peacefully lolling along, lapping thu
foot of tbo glunt mountain,' It's more'u
thirty mllo fin you,'
"I begged hint to stop I had workcl
half a day on thoto mountains and rlvcra
and hero ho had destroyed them Imtli In
two minutes, I'm bcglnutnu to hnto facts
with un earnestness i quailed only by the.
enthusiasm of my Inspirations."
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