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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC, MONDAY EVENING, FJEBIlUAr 17,1890.
Hawkins, Cowisn ete IIuskistt.
e3 D STREET NORTHWEST,
WASHING TON, 1). 0.
Till; EVENINO CMTIO.
BlngloCory 3 Cents
llT Carrier, per month...,. 35C'onti
Djrmall, postngo paid, ono year $10J
Ilyrnall, postnuo pnld, six months "IOJ
Ilr mall, postage paid, per month.... M Cents
THE SUNDAY CI1ITIC.
Blnglocopy . ...! 5CVnU
Onu year $1V)
Mall aubicrlptlons Invariably in advance.
WashlnRton, D. C.
1.0VAt. WEATHER FORECAST.
J or the District of Columhui, ami Man
land, uartntr, fair tteather; southerly uiwh.
WaBIIINOTON, l'KimUAIlY 17, 1300.
"WHA.Tr.vr.it OTiiint Btnto or section
keips bIIciico for awhile. Ohio Is al
ways licaul from. Tlio Ohio mim hav
Ing lost the office, the Stato comes for
wind wllh n modest clnlm for f 100,000.
No doubt show III get the money, too.
"Wiin.n Conoiiuss 13 wrangling, Can
ada t'Ncitcd, Urn11 upset null all tho
thrones traditionally tottering, an elec
tion Important to the pcoplo and govern
ment ol a kingdom has come and gone
without iclllng a tremor. The king
dom is Hawaii, and It seems that tho
government party has been defeated.
TnAB is Tim place in which to hold
ptlr fights. In a recent encounter of
Hint niituie, which resulted fulnlly, It
was held that, under the law ns It now
stands, the survivor could not bo pun
Mied. How Sullivan nnilltiliain must
icgrct cot having had their "assault
and battel" in a State vvhero they
inlcht have battel ed each other to death.
jnd how tho public must sympalhlo
with their l egret in this Instance.
ASSESSMENT Al) USES.
Tn another column will be found a
statement in regard to District assess
ments which The CniTic has had pro
pared with great caio and which it has
taken all leasonablc pains to mako
strictly accuiatc. That statement re
enls inequalities in tho comparative
assessed valuations of piopcrty in tho i
Distiict of such an astounding charac
tci that they may bo consideicd a fraud
upon the District treasury and n gross
injustice to the laiccr proportion of
I'oi the conspicuous under valuations
then in dctailid aro Invariably in favor
of wealthy ta p-iycrs. The great body
of our property-holdeis the man in
model ato oi humble circumstances, the
business man, clcik, or mechanic who
owns his house is assessed wit'i np
)ii.imato nccuincy. It is mainly tlio
intciistof the mlllionalic resident or
absentee that tho fraudulent assess
Tun CniTio directs attention to tho
oulingeous abuses of the present assess
ment becauso It believes such nn
iniquitous system should be thoroughly
investigated and speedily abollsho 1.
Tho law lequircsthat tho assessed valu
ation of property should bo based on
its artual cash value, and it is not to bo
tndured that, whilo our pooler prop
el ly-owncrs aro taed upon 80 per cent,
of that value, our millionaiics should
pay taxes only on 20 per cent.
How assessors, with tho law befoic
them, and cognisant of the facts in the
premises, camo to make such assess
ments and to discriminate, as tho state
ment shows they did, wo cannot pretend
to understand. The Indications aro
clear in the diicction cither of incom
petency or conupt'on.
But, In any case, Tiic CniTio to day
discloses to the public a condition of
things which imperatively calls for
early Congressional consideration and
) cmedlal action.
MORE FIREMEN NEEDED.
It should not bo difficult to secure
more firemen. Tlio Tracy tragedy and
like misfortunes, doubtless, cannot bo
made impossible, but tho likelihood of
their cccurrenco at any time can be ro
(lucid to a minimum by an increase in
mil ulrcody effective Firo Department.
It is paid that tho small force now avail
able covers moio tenitory than any
other liko body of men.
True, wo have not here some of the
obstacles cncountcicd elsewhere, as in
New York, for iustunco, whero tho
lowei end of the island is a netwoik of
tortuous sheets, moitly filled with tall
Miucturcs. Ourstrccts aud avenues aro
generally wido and well paved. Access
to tho scene of a lire can bo had with
"What wo need is a larger force for
constant sentinel duly, Minutes count
with frightful effect on such occasions.
The pny could be bcttcicdat the same
time tho material and forco wore In
creased, lesultlng in added efficiency to
the entire flro ccrvlce The enhanced
cost of tho Department would be but a
Mirry price to pay for tlio prevention of
such a calamity as that which, two
weeks ago, staitlcd "Washington and
shocked tlio country.
SOUTH OAPITOL ST. 11RIDQE.
The proposal to bridge tho Kastorn
Branch ot tho Potomac at the foot of
South Capitol street is worthy of tho
general supportof tlio people of Wash
ington. Tho project is in the hands of
un association of enterprising citlens.
It has been hcaitlly approved by tho
Distiict Commissioners, by the Secre
tary of War and by Colonel Urines, tlio
engineer in charge of tlioriverimprove
ments. That tho proposed bridge will bo of
Immense advantage to tho city admits
of no doubt. It will give near and con
venient acpess to our local market to a
lich and fertile region of river bottom
land, tho products of which now reach
tho city by a long and circuitous routo.
It will render available for building
purposes somo ot tho most attraclvo
-villa sites in thls.entiro neighboihod,
and wheu tho projected boulevard from
the clly to Fort Washington is conir
plclctl it will furnish tho most accessl
))le and beautiful of riverside drives
When the District National Guard
Inst year lidtl its annual encampment
nt Port Washington, It vvns nsccitalned
tliat the old fort, with Its well preserved
buildings and appurtenances, undo nil
ideal tamping giound. The great dllll
cully encountered was that, by land, It
was pnutlcnlly all but innrcosslble. To
mako the Government reservation av ill
able for mllltla ptn poses It was felt that
n new and dhect load along the rlvor
bank should be at once constructed.
Tho land for this roadway has been
nlrendy donated, and thcro Is no doubt
that tho road Itself is a thing of tho near
futuic. Hut for the pioper uso of this
road the South Capitol street bridge is
It has been nsccitalned that there nro
no engineering obstacles in tho way of
the construction of tills bridge. Tor
tho purposes of tho Navy-Yard tho
Hastein llianch will rcqtiiro to bo
dredged to a sufficient width of clian
nil, and tho iliuvv in tho brlel.ro can
lendlly be Guilt to accommodate tint
channel. The estimated cost of con
stiucliou is very moderate vvhen tho
chnrnctei of the Impiovemcnt Is consid
ered and, beyond question, tho com
pletion of this public work would con
tribute mateiiallyto the progress of a
poillon of tho city which has been too
IM MEDIA TE OOXS1DERA TJON.
The debate in tho House of Repre
sentatives on tho two bills submitted by
tho special committee on tiio proposed
"World's Pair, to bo held In cclobratlou
of tho iiuaihi ccntenaiyof tho discovery
of America oro authorizing a uatlonil
celebration at tho National Capital un
dci the auspices ind control of tho Na
tional Government, and tho othci
adapted to the holding of such a, cele
bration in some other city Is expected
to commence on Thmsdny, and will pro
ceed without intci ruption until a vote is
taken on the question of site.
As has been shown by the action
nhendy taken in tho inattci by a very
largo number of munlclpil and com
mercial bodies and by numerous Stato
authorities, there is littlo doubt, in tho
minds of a great majority of tho people
of the United States, as to what that
sito should be. They bolicvo that
a national celebration should bo held at
tho National Capital.
"What The Chitio now desires to
urgo is that action should bo taken by
Congi ess without delay. Tho "World's
Fail should be held in this city In 180 J.
and it is now cry near tho first day of
spiing, 1800. No time should be loit
The ilemaml of tho hour is immedi itu
DIS'JRIOT COURT OF APPEALS.
TLo establishment of a Court of Ap
peals for the District of Columbia, is
piovided for iu the bill to be piopjsel
by tl.o Hai Assoeialion of the District,
will do much to lighten tho prcsiiire of
work now pending in the courts, and to
impiovo tlio administration of justice
byiemoving all ground of complaint in
regaid to the modo by which appellate
juiisdicllon is at piesent exercised.
Appeals arc now had from any of tho
spec! il terms of the District Supremo
Court to the General Term of tbatcourt;
that is, an appoil may be taken in re
gaid to any tlnal order, judgment or de
cree of anyone of the judges of tint
court to all, oi a majority, of them sit
ting together in an appcllato capacity.
Such is the pressure of tho current busi
ness of the courts that raicly aro thcro
more than three judges on tho bench in
the General Term. The tribunal thus be
comes rotating and unccitatn, and it
often happens that delay is caused by
the circumstance that ono of tho judcos
is tho parliculai one before whom tho
case was originally tried, aud from
whoso judgment tho pending appeal
has been taken. A postponement is tho
result, of course, and it is said that
there aro now before tho Court In Gen
eral Term cases which havo vainly
awaited the action of that courtjlurlng
the past five years.
Tho bill of the Bar Association will
propose that a Court of Appeals for the
District shall consist of a chief justice
and fom associate justices, and shall
exercise tho appellate jurisdiction and
power of tho present Supremo Court in
Gcucial Term. Appeals from its de
cisions to the Supremo Court of tho
"United States aro to bo had under tho
same regulations as thoso taken fiom
the United States Circuit Court'.
The advantages which must follow
tho Institution of a properly constituted
appellate tiibunal aro obvious. Tho
judges of tlio District Supreme Court,
relicvci! from tho duties of tho General
Term, would be able to overtake and
dispatch tho accumulation of business
in tlio lower courts. A permanent and
determinato court would bo lnrcadlnc3S
to hcai appeal, and tho disheartening
and expensive delays in litigation which
constitute, in themselves, n distinct and
positive falluie of justice, would bo ob
viated. Another advantago would bo a light
ening in a measure of tho load which
the United States Supremo Court Is now
rcqulied to cany. That august tribunal
is believed to bo at present fully thico
years behind its work, and, with tho
growth of this great country, its busi
ness is necessarily increasing year by
year both In volumo and linpoitanee.
Tho most feasible plan suggosted as a
lemedy for this state of things is ono
which vv ould relievo tho members of tho
court from circuit duty, and which
would establish at different points
throughout the country new court3 ot
final oppeal with a clearly defined
The creation of a scparato Appellate
Court for the District would be In har
mony with such a plan, and, so far as
the District Is concerned, would rcllovo
tho Supremo Court fiom appeals In all
cases except thoso which involvo Fed
eral or constitutional questions. A
Court of Appeals is absolutely needed,
and the members of tho Bar Association
of Washington, who best know the
exigencies of the case, aro well qualified
to set forth tho method by which that
need moy bo most surely satisfied.
Host readers of The Cjutio were
naturally horrified by reading, yester
day morning, tho cable dispatch from
London describing how Madamo
Sigida, a political prisoner at Kara,
had recently been flogged to death,
Vind how several of her wretched com
pnnlons, dreading the same fato, had
committed suicide. That a refined and
sensitive woman should havo&uffcrol
Mich a fato mi rely for a political of
fence, and that the horror of tho occi
sldii should havo been heightened by
tho nvvful method of escape adopted by
her thrco fellow pilsoucrs, were events
sufficient to nu.uso In all hearts pity,
indignation and wonder
Tho relations of the United States to
tho Russian Government havo always
been of tho most coullal character, aud
they ha. o been long and evenly main
tained. The) topic-of tills countiy will
ncvei forget that In Its hour of sorest
trial and dlicst danger the friendship of
Ilnssln remained staunch and true. Still,
no sentiment of friendship on our part
can suffice to rondono tho barbarous
treatment which lias been described In
this caso, and If the facts alleged ic
celvo confirmation the methods of tho
Husslan Government will not fall to
awaken the severest condemnation of
the American people.
But is this dispatch really worthy of
bcllcl? It is to bo remcinbcied nlwayi
that Btich stories from the exiles of far
off Siberia necessarily reach tho outside
world through tedious, difficult, cir
cuitous and dubious channels. They
come through persons who havo every
opportunity and motive to exaggerate
and mierepresint Tills particular tale
lists almost solely on tho authority of
Sergius Stepnhk, a Iiusian refugee In
England, believed to bo in the piyof
the Kngllsh Government, an avowed so
cial Anarchist, and ono eager at all
times toilify tho Husslan Government.
At -first thought it will bo natural to
suppose that llussin, which has of lato
yiais made such lemarkablo progress
in the nils and methods of civilization,
and which has been sedulously obsei
vant of tho obligations of nation U
comity and good will, would bo careful
to rcfinln fiom nn' measures likely to
be lcpugmnt to tlio enlightened sense
of the civiliml vvoild. Tho proposition
that tho contrary is tlio caso rests
almost wholly on tho statements of po
litical agitators who live by furnishing,
ns occasion demands, tho timely fuel
which sustains their agitation.
That rcpoits In regard to Russian
prison life, coming from such sources,
are to be received with considerable
suspicion is shown by tho fact that
Russian citizens of the United States
who are well-informed, indignantly
deny that tho prison system of Russia
is exceptionally severe, or that the al
leged barbarities which aro periodically
described by interested and prejudiced
raitks nic justified by the clicum
stance?. Altogilhei the story fiom Kara needs,
It is to lie i.EaiiCTTEU that a baby actu
nllv dlid of starvation In Its mother's ariu
while she, homeless and penniless, walkul
the etrctte of New York at midnight. But
tlio fieillug sentiment brought out by such
an occurrence Is overlaid by tho satisfactory
results of tbo bench show. Tho distribu
tion of premiums was liberal, ranging from
20 down, and among tlio special awards
ofptlzeawero cups valued at y00. Tbo
largo number ofdog sales from $100 to
$2,G00, effected by vailoua wealthy men no 1
women, shows an Increased appreclition of
thoroughbreds. Tho relatlvo value of
bnblis nnd dogs must, ot course, bo deter
mined by tlieobscureparentsof tbo ono and
the aristocratic bneders of tbo others.
Evidence was f hi nibbed by Tim Cnmo
)cstcrda) that tho celebrated Joo Mullrit
ton, who out-Tom Ochlltrees that famed
prevaricator of tbo prairies himself, la In
Missouri, and baa his Imagination with him.
He has again challenged tbo admiration of
the world, this time making a train run so
fast that It melted tho whcela off. This la
fully equal In Its way to tho etory Historian
Munchausen relates in his travels of tbo
freezing of tbo Bound as It came from tho
The Gkeenhack partv Is character
istically square on Ita feet and lovellulta
head when It advises tbo Government to
Issuo $20,000,000 In green money and spend
It on a World's Fair at tho National
nousTON w ii l toot, bo tbo host paved olty
In Texas lltuiton Poet.
And thta Is no ordinary boast, for Toxas,
It has been said, wo believe. Is tho place
that Is paved with good Intentions.
As Senatoiis Ingalla and Chandler aro
so anxious to havo tho race question settled,
why would It not bo In order for them to
send Tetcr Jackson South as a settling
emissary with extraordinary powers.
A Neuiiaska man has raided a beet more
ihau thrco feet long. Around aomo Wash
ington hotel lobbies they can bo found six
feet long and, paradoxical ua It may seem,
To those deluded mortals who patron
ize tho Louisiana lottery wo commend tho
perusal of nn editorial, republished In an
other column, from tbo Fhlladelpbla Pi ess.
Tun nrsT bioN under heaven
That tho eummer'U eoon arrlvo,
Is "Chicago League, 11;
"Tho St. Augustine's, 5."
A numiEii manufacturing company baa
placed a patent hat upon the market. It
Is Intended solely for club men and morn
A Ciiioaoo Anaiiciiist has a schomo for
mutual banking. Your Anarchist always
has a scheme for everything but mutual
The soai.1'8 or the District employes do
not rest as serenely upon tho summits of
their cranlums as they did.
Why snoui n Washington plno for tho
World's 1'alrf It has tho world's fairest
(iEseuai. Oiiriu.v Intimates that Ash
Wednesday will bo dusty.
rwo sours otr pretty oirls.
At tho Bachelors' Assembly
Miss Iteacher (rctat 85) 'lhero are nu-
inerous pretty )oung clrls hero to-night,
Mr. Oucort (suggestively) Yes; and
thero aro soino pretty old ones, too.
WHEN EVENING SHADOWS FALL.
Wheu evening ahadowa fall
Sho linuga her corta away,
Llko crapl) garments on tho wall,
That hides her from tbo day.
Aud while old memories throng
And vanished voices call,
&ho lifts her grateful heart In eong
When evening shadows fall.
Her weary hands forget
Ibe burdens ot the day,
The weight of sorrow aud rogrct
In music rolls away.
And from tho day's dull tomb.
That bold her Iu Ita thrall,
Her soul springs up In lily-bloom
When evening ahadowa fall,
James Whitcomh Rdey,
17'iom the tintch of II', llimiach
"Tnko my slxliui cents, gentlemen, tint
1 give )(umy word ot hnuor that I ahull
lnvcr touch a domino ngatu "
bo saving, Monsieur Moulinlcr turned
nwnyvvfth a dignified nlr and walked out
of tlio Cnfo tin Mumncrro.
'llils popular resort was sltuntod nnd
ptobnhly Is still on Snint Sever street. In
ltoucii. Monsieur llMOptillo Motillulur,
proprietor of a confectionery shop known
os "tlio Sign of tlio lion Bonbon," was
passionately fond of tlio game of doml
noia, nnd for nearly twenty years had
pin) id regularly with Ills thrco Manda
tor. Itlgaudun. tlio batter; Mr Kloroul, ttio
hosier, and Mr. Brlaucols. tlio dry-goods
rnircliaut. Tlieopbllo Motllliilcr had ticen
wonderfully lucky for a long time, winning
nt least twiho cents at ever) gnjie. II ho
had not bun so bis wife, Madnmo Eudoxla
Motllliilcr, would not havo allowed iitm
to Indulge In bis favorlto weakness; In
deed, alio alwa)8 Insisted that tlio luxury
must not cost anything, and would occa
sionally remark to him In a very sevcru
"I want vou to remember, Mr. Moullnlor.
that tlio only excuse for jriimlu,: Is const nut
Hut, alas, nothing lasts forever In thU
world, and ono finu (lav. or rntlicr, omi sa I
dny, III luck laid bold of tho confectioner
From Hint time ho bud to exert ill his In
giuulty to conceal from his ncrlmonlous
better-half tlio ever-lncriaslng dcflclt In his
funds, and as ho left tho tnfo after an
nouncing his Intention of phijlng no more,
lie said to himself uiixlousl):
"Ulglity ce.itlincsl That makes raoro
than 13 francs that I liavo lost eluco tho
first of tho month, and this Is only tlio
eighteenth. I am afraid I shall liavo to
confers the truth to nudoxla."
1 bo tlioucht of neknovvleduliiir bis losses
and consequent deception to his wlfo made
li I in ti untile.
On tho very day oftir her mnrrlasc,
Mndaruo Mmillrilcr.'kiiowlng of wbatstult
bir husband wasmidc, bad, tospeak figur
atively, taken down thcbrccchia froii tliclr
hook, "and had never tmscd wearing thorn
from that time. If tlio too casj-golnjr confec
tioner had but ussertcd his uuthorlty then,
lio need never havo surrendered It, but ho
lost ncivo at tho iriiltnl moment and
Madamo Moulinlcr became master of the
houte, the etorc, tho money-drawer and
tho coiifectloiicr. This being the Btnto of
tlio case, It Is easy to Imnglno tho anguish
of mind to which tho worth) Mr. Moullnlor
becnuio a prey.
Ilo walked slowly towurd bis homo, and
on tho wa) stopped mechanically before a
largo tobacco shop. He had nov cr been In
side, not being a smoker, but thcro was
BOmethlrur In tho window tint attracted his
attention. This wns a placard of modcrnto
bIzo Block on tho Inside of tlio glass pane
and bearing tho following announcement:
200,0C0 Francs In Pilzo.
Giand JXm-IOO.OOO Fiancs.
7 no Prizes of 10,000 Fi ancs each .
hncial other Pi I sea writing from 100
to 0,000 i ancs each.
Tickets Ono Franc.
DHAWING ON JUNE l'i NEXT.
Xo rottpontmtnt )
N. H. All prUtt paid In tjHcle.
Just underneath this enticing placard
thcro was a ylass shelf, on wblrh, miitdst a
collection of plpis. tobacco pouches and
nmbcr mouth pieces, lay a heap of lottery
At this moincnUO o'clock 60unded from
all the clocks In the m Igbborbood except
ing, of course, thoso that wero not right
and fiom tbo lips of the confectioner es
caped a Uioughtful murium.
"A hundred thousand francs! that Is
not probable, but It Is possible Aud if
not a hundred thousand, why not teath iu
sand" vhcuan)one6pokcto Madams Moulinlcr
about winning lu lotteries sho Invariably
"Ob, )cs, I know how to do It; I lino
dlscovcied a sure wa) of making money Iu
Her unsuspecting bearer would general!)
"How do )OU do It, Madame?" and then
Hndoxla would icply, with 'a mocking
"I never bu) a ticket, and then I mike
the franc that it would havo cost me!''
Nuturallv, her meek spouso had never
ventured to broach tho subject to her, or to
Invert on his onu account; but now, len
dertd desperate by li Is losses at domino, ho
becau to think eerlousl) of raising a fiauc
without her permission.
"In less Ibau n month's time my franc
will bo Increased a hundred fold, perhaps
ten thousand fold, or even a hundrcd-thousand-fold,"
continued Tlieopbllo, with
his eves glistening; "my losses at domino
will bo more than covered without Eudoxln
knowing nn)tblng about them "
Without further mental struggle ho
walked quickly Into tbo tobacco store.
Hero ho found Olorlude. tho youug woman
who presided In tbo ab6enco of Mmo. Val
mondols, the proprietor, seated on a shabby
velvet Btool behind tho counter. Sbo made
a gtsturo of surprise w hcu sbo saw blm,
"Monsieur Theophlle Moullnlor!"
"Flattered at helug recognized by tho
Brctty brunette, tho proprietor of the Hon
onion smiled graciously.
"What can I give vou?" alio asked.
"I want to to buy a" bo stammered.
"A cigar, sir?"
"No, thanks, I want ono of thoso lottery
tickets," and ho pointed to tho tempting
"Certainly," replied the young woman,
and going to tbo window 8bo picked up ono
of tbo tickets and banded It to him wllh a
charming smile, saying:
"Would you Ulto au) thing else?"
"Yes, I would liku tbo grand prize," ho
anewercd, laugblng gleefully at hie witti
cism, ns ho put tho ticket carefully away In
his pocket-book, after reading aloud thu
"1 wish you good luck!" sho eaid, and as
ho bade her good evening bo irlanccd at the
clock. "Half-past 101 Eudoxla will bo
furious," he thought, trotting homo as fust
aa ho could go
Tho Bon Bonbon ilwaya closed at 9
o'clock, nnd a few minutes after that hour
Madame Moullnlir went to bed.
As her husband entered tbo room she
sat nil aud said sharp): "Tblelaanlco
time for )ou to como home. What havo
"Notblug at all, my dear," ho nnawercl
soothlngl), "my watch is slow, that Is nil."
"liavo you been loelng at doinlnos?" bhe
snapped In a tono of suspicion, and bci
husband rcnllcd unhesitatingly, "I lost
twenty-fivo "centimes at first, but I made
them up ngnlu an J ten beside."
"It Is well for you," eho muttered, nnd
Tlieopbllo imprinted, ns was hie custom, n
kits upon her forehead.
A lew mluutcs later a uuei oi rtgunr
aud musical snoring seemed to Indlcato
that tho loving pair had fallen Into deli
cious slumber. Wo suv seemed to Indicate
ndvlscdl), for Indeed Eudoxla was tho only
one who was asleep, aud her husband was
merely Imltatlug her uotcs In order to mis
Had her In tho event ot lior awaking uuoi
pi ctedly. Ho could not sleep, for u group
of magic figures ecemed to bo dancing be
fore his i)es, tbo figures which formed tbo
number of his lottery ticket. 013.02S.
The next day, Mr. Moulinlcr, true to his
word, kept away from tho Cafo du Com
mcitc; Indeed, ho had something more Im
portant than domluos to think of.
Ho had tho store all to himself that day,
for Eudoxla, belnssllghtlylndlaposod, Lopt
her room, nnd 'tlieopbllo wis ablo to ap
propriate tho price of Bovcrat candy sticks
and three pouuda ot sugared almonds, and
tho amounts did not appear iu the book of
eulea. In thla way ho contrived to cover
his loeses, and the small deception weighed
but lightly upon his cousclenco.
Tho coufectloncr waited anxiously for tho
15th of June, tho day of tho lottery draw
ing, for ho was possessed with the desire to
bo ablo to retract Ills vow and resume bis
On the 1Mb of June, therefore, ho got up
u( S o'clock, opened the store himself and
waited for tho newsboy to bring the Petit
Roucnmiis, In which tho result of the draw
ing was alw a) a published. At last bo heard
a harsh voice calling.
"Buy the Petit HouennatsM thonows
from rarls murder of Fontaines Court I
Tho Lottiry of Mezldon " In another min
ute Mr. Moulinlcr had bought a paper, and
with his heait beating wlldf), turned to tbo
third pace, where ho lead:
DltAWINO Or THE ME7IDON I0TTEIIV.
clraud prize of 100,000 franca has been
drawn b) ticket No 231,627.
Two prlzea of 10,000 francs each by Nos
201,370 and 013,023
He uttered a stilled cry ot Joj and road
"013,028 10,000 francs i" he repeated,
and his brain beginning to reol ho leaned
Bunlnstllieiomiter for support and acci
dentally knocked down a g1as Ur con
taining affortcd cataincls. It roll to tbo
floor nnd broke In pli cos, ami Immediately
tbo rasping voice of Eudoxla Wiia hoard
from the Cidronin above
"I should llkoloknow whatyiuaro doing
there, Mr Moulinlcr," sbo r creamed
"A Jurof enrnmilsfell down, dearest,"
ho re illed, and btforoshulud tlmoloaiy
iiri)tblng inoro ho added:
"Hurry nnd como down, my love, I am
going out lo get a now jar.--
"You need not be In such a hurry," sho
eaid, but her hustnud had ulrcady gone out
of the shop, without waiting to cxehanno
his velvet cup for tbo high silk hat wblcli
bo nlwo)a woro In tho street. Ho ruined
strnlgbt to tbo olllco of tho Petit Rouennah,
nud biggid tobc nllowcd to seo tliodlspatch
respecting tho winning numbers In tho lot
tery, Ills riqticst wns granted, and he saw
that tbo newspaper report was correct
No 013 028 bail draw n 1(1.000 francs.
Mr. Moulinlcr, now quite calm aeiln, re
turned homo In a very thoughtful framp ot
mind. A new subject for nnxlety had pre
suited Itself Ilo would hnvo to confess to
Eudoxla that bo hnd dared to Invest tbo
sum of ono fninc without consulting her.
l'robnlil) tbo thought of the 10,000 francs
would mollify In r eventually, but there
would first be a acetic, n terrible scene.
"llow inucii neiter to leu nor tioinmg
about the lottery ticket," ho thought; "sbo
neid never hear a word about my wind
fall vcfl, thatlainv best plan," and thero
rose to bis tnluu a delightful vision of uu
llmltid cuints of domino.
A few minutes later ho retched tho
tobacconist's, where bo had bought tho
ticket, nud glancing round with a smllo ot
gratitude, ha saw Miss Clorlndo standing
nt tho door. Her dark hair Was slightly
disheveled by tbo breezo and In her hand
she held the Petit Rmicnnnlt. As sbo
caught sight of Mr. Moulinlcr alio ox
"Have )ou hcaid tho nowa? How lucky
you nrc ten thousand francs. Thluk
"How did you know my number?" asked
thagcntlcinan In displeased surprise.
"I sold vou the tlcktt, sir, nnd when you
read out tbo number, 013,028, 1 put It down
Iu my little book. 1 thought that, If )ou
won, )ou would peihnps "
"I would what?"
"I tboucht perhaps )Ou would want to
give mo a little present out of gratitude for
having chosen tho lucky number forjou.
Ah. Mr. Moulinlcr I saw .vestcrdny In tbo
jeweler's just opposite tbo Jfuioum of
Art, a littlo bracelet with a tiger's oyo In
the inlddlo of It euch a lovo ot a brace
let! And tho prlco Is nothing, only twenty
flvo ioufx "
"rwent)-flvo loutsl" repeated her heirer,
"that Is live hundred francs no Indeed."
Then, aa a bright Idea occurred to him.
he c:tclulmcd suddenl):
"Walt. You shall havo )our bracolor,
but on condition that you do not toll any
one of my good luck. Hero la my ticket,
)ou moy collect tho amount of tho prize for
me lu'ep five bundrtd franc8 for )Oursolt
nnd give me the remaining nlno thousand
five hundred. Will )nu ngrco to this?"
"Vee, Indeed. 1 will buy tho bracelet at
once, for I can tako the money out of tho
drawei, nnd ictuin it In a da) or two, and
no one medkuow an) thing about it."
"It would bo better Tor )ou to wait until
)OU havo collected my money."
"Oh, no; 1 cannot wait my tiger's 0)0
will bo sold."
"Do ns vou like, then "
Ihiopblle returned homo congrntuhtlug
himself upon tbo clever way In which ho
had Birangcd this littlo mullet.
The next morning, when ho opened tin
store, tho first person he saw w is Clorlndf,
who rushed toward him with pile clucks
and frightened eves At tho sight of her
Mi. Moulinlcr " felt u cold persplra'lim
bleak out upon his forehead; Madamo Eu
doxla was liable to como down stairs at hi)
"Ilavo)OU lead tho noivspnpci this morn
log?" gaspid Clorlndo
"No, not vet," he nnswcicil; "but wh t
possessed you to come hero suppose my
"Head th.il!" cried the girl, thrusting tho
Petit RovcMiah into his hands, and with
amazed c)cs ho read:
"J here lias aslitihtcrror in one of our dis
In the Drauina of the Mizidon Lottery,
ticlet Ko. 013,02S uas fucji as haiinq
draun 10,0C0 rr,c, but the correct numbes
Tbiophllo dropped the paper aud groaned
with disappointment, unit Clorlndo c
clafmed: "1 bought the biacelct )e6terday, with
money out of the drawer. Olvomo tho
BC0 francs, for I must put them back be
fore tboy aro missed."
"Nevci!" said Mr. Moullnler, "It was all
vcr) well when 1 thought I had won teu
thousand but now tho bargain is off."
"Ah, sir, If you do not glvo mo tho
money in) eroploycrwlll think mo a thief!"
cried Clorlndo, and her dark eyes (Hied
"In Heaven's name, my good girl, go
home, and I will sco you later perhaps
we can arrange tho matter, hut If Madamo
snouiu como uown siairs anu near us "
"Madamo baa como down 8toIra and
Madamo baa heard )Oii!" said a shrill rasp
ing volco suddenly, ond turning rounl
Thtophlle saw his Eudoxla In her dressing
gown standing at tho foot of tho Btair-caso.
'So )ou are In tho habit of spending
money on lottery-tickets," sbo eaid furl
ou6l)T"andof buving flvo hundred franc
braceicta for such bU6slcs as this "
"Madamo!" broke in Clorlndo ludlg
dnntly, but Mrs. Moulinlcr eild Iu a volco
"I did not speak to youl"
Then, with her eyes dilated vvlth rage,
and her faco us red as n peony, she boro
down upon her trembling husband, who
recoiled from her In terror. Tho next in
Etant she stopped, and without another
word sank heavily to tbo floor.
It was a stroko of apoplexy, and Theo
pbllo Moulinlcr was a widowerl
Threo do) a later tho confectioner, now
solo master of tho money-drawer, went to
Clorlndo and paid her tho flvo hundred
"It la hard, virv hard," ho said, "con
sidering that I did not win," nnd then,
changing bis mind, he ndded abiuptly:
"And vet, havo I not galued some
thing?" The Epoch.
EMMA ABBOTT IN GRAND OPERA.
Emma Abbott Is announced to appear
ot tbo National Theatro on Monday, Fob
urary24, and will fill tho week Iu ginnd
English opera, with her Grand Opera Com
pany, ns organized for tho present seasou.
1 he company has been highly commended
throughout tbo season as tho strougost
Miss Abbott baa yet secured, a result of
new reorganization during laat summer,
though the list of artists presents nearly
tbo samo names aa when Miss Abbott last
visited Washington, Inauguration week,
last year, reorganization Is more lu
chotus and orchestra, both of which are
said to bo powerfully constructed. Tho
casts present Miss Abbott, Annandale, Ml
rclla, Montogilffo, Mlchelcna, l'ruutte,
Brodcrlck, Allen, Kcady, Karl and others.
Carl Martens remains director,
A number ot operas havo been added to
tha Abbott repertoire for this season, two
of which will bo put on hero und open tbo
season. The opening oporn la "Ernaul," by
Ycrdl, said to bo a mugnltlcont production.
Tbo opera Itself Is u masterly conception,
founded on Victor Hugo's etory of tho
sumo title, a grand tragic opera of bold
conception nnd heavy proportions. On
Tuesday will follow another bright uovolty,
"Crown Diamonds," by Auber, a romautlc
aud brilliant work, Wednesday matinee,
"Bohemian Girl;" Weiluesdav ovonlng,
"Martha:" Thursday, "II Trovatoro,"
Frldo), "Norma," Saturday, Abbo't mati
nee (Special prices, $1 and down), "Itoinio
nnd Juliet," Miss Abbott ns Juliet, nud Sat
urday night, "Mikado." Miss Abbot will
sing every eveulng, nnd nt Saturday matl
uce. For Wednesday matlueo popular
prices will prevail, Tlio staging of all
Abbott operas this seasou Is reported to be
tho most lavish ever scon In English opera
In the countr), Mrs Abbott's wardrobo
being wholly now, designed especially for
tbo parts by Worth and l'ellr, i'urls, forty
or more dresses, tho waidrobo costing lu
the aggregoto $t!5,000 or over. Tho opening
of the sale of seats will occur on Thursday
morning at tho National.
SUEPARD PALIS PROM GRACE.
It Is with amazement wo seo lu Colonel
Elliott F. Sliepnrd's profoundly pious p iper,
tho New York Mail nnd Erpress, an urtlclo
on tho first pago wllh thu uwfeilly profauo
heading In largo tvpo "Dlo Uotterdamtnor
ung " Clnclwul l"a ri l) ler
Mlsa Alice Wllmerdliur has entirely re-
covend from tbo injuries received tho
morning of tho flro at ttfb Tracy mansion, nothing but put his head In rrlncissLetl
nnd goes out for a drive every day Score- tln'a corrlngo window and said, wbllo Ilia
tory Tracy was urged by Llcutenint and I guard yelled "En loitmc " ".My niece, I
.virs. .Vinson to be their guest niter leaving ,
tbo White Houso. hut ho finally decide 1
that It would ho best to tako apartments nt
tbo Arno. vvhero ho now la with his Bon,
Mr. Frank Tracy.
Mr. William Wilson, jr., will mako his
fuluro homo In Seattle, vvhero ho Is now en
gaged Iu business,
Mr. and Mrs. Wnllaco of Salt I.ako City,
accompanied by their daughter, MIssGraco
Wallace, apent tho day in tho city )cstcr
day as tho guest of Senator aud Mrs. Man
derson. Bishop I'arct preached Inst ovonlng at
Kplphany Church. Dr. Hodges of Balti
more will occupy tho pulpit next Sunday
A spray of golden rod, as tho national
flower, ornamented tbo cover of the menu
cnida nt tho dinner given Saturday evening
nt tho Mega Houso In bonbr of Suan 1).
Anthony's 70th blrthdnv. Mrs. Sonatm
lllolr, In speaking ot tho flower, state 1 that
ten oi twelve vcars ngo, before tho subject
of tho national floral emblem bad como un
der discussion, her son, with several ot lilj
voting friends, unanimously elected that
flower ns their favorite, and whlla roughing
it each summer called their touts "Camp
Golden Hod," decorating tbcm Insldo and
out Willi tno licauiliui ycnow sprays.
Mrs. John Blair Hogo will bold her last
reception for tho season on Tuesday.
Lieutenant T. II. M. Mason Is convales
cent nttir a severe attack of grip.
A muslcalo will bo given this evening nt
the risldenco of Mr. Samuel Wheatley on
Thirtieth street for tho benefit of tho Co
Lcague. Mrs, Anderson of New York baa been tho
guest of Lieutenant and Mri. Fremont for
Miss Nclllo Dorscy held her laat Sunday
afternoon reception for tho season yester
day. Mrs. Mohun, Mi's Simpson, Miss
Smith and Miss Enstmau received tbo
guests. Miss Laura Mohun presided at tho
Miss Mary Jackson of Philadelphia Is tho
guest of Dr. and Mrs. Krogatadt for a
week, at tho expiration of which time sbo
will visit Mr. and Mrs James Durant, at
their now homo, 1729 Corcoran street.
Tho marriage of Mlsa Lulio Harris,
daughter of Mrs Salllo A. Harris, to Mr.
Charles Darwin Peuuebakcr will tako placo
Tueeday, Fchruary 25, at Bardstown, ICv.
Mr. I'cnnebaker will bring hla hrldo to
Waehlngtonto mako their futurohomo at
1011 Corcoran street, whero thoy will re-
eeivo on vveuncsua)s, uiicr .viarcn w.
Tho marrlrgo of Miss Susanna Earlo to
Mr. Ogdcn Jones of New York, took placo
at 7.30 o'clock Saturday evening at tbo resi
dence of tho bride's parents, tho Cedars,
on Georgetown Heights. Rev Mr. Keglstcr
of St. John's officiated. Tho wedding gown
waaof vvhlto fuillo. After n reception, nt
which only n few Intimate friends woro
piesent, Mr. nnd Mrs Ogdcn Jones left on
their wedding trip, which will cxtond to
Representative nnd Mrs. J. Sraedley Dar
lington gave a 5 o'clock tea Saturday after
noon at tbo Normandlo in honor of their
married daughter, Mrs. llutler, who Is now
making tin m a visit. Mrs Darlington was
nssistid In recclvlnc by Mrs. Hutler, tbo
Misses Darlington, Mr. Percy Dirltngton
nnd Muss Vilas, nleco of Senator Spooner.
Miss Mniy II. Nlles of Deacon street,
Doston, has returned to her home after a
visit to Mr. and Mrs Flank Andrews.
Mr. II. M. Clarke, jr., of Doston Is visit
ing friends In this city.
Mr. nnd Mm. John Worthy of Chicago
nro In tbo city for a short stay.
Mrs. Marshall Klrkmanot Evanston, 111.,
occoinpanled by her mother, Mrs. Spencer,
la vlsllingfrltnd8ln Washington.
Lieutenant and Mr8. Cbnilcs Ayrea havo
npaitmcnts for the present at tho Bucking
ham. AN ADVOCATE or TOBACCO.
Ei-Seuator Thomas L. Cllngmau of South
Carolina believea that tobacco Is a panacea
for all tho Ilia that flesh is heir to. Ho has
written columns about It, and the pamph
lc's he has published would stock n gener
"Bairlng tubercles in the lungs and can
cer of tho Btomaeh." said General Cllng
mau )esterday, "tobacco will euro no
thing. I am '77 )cais old, and I don't be
lieve i wouiu navo ever seen u u it uauni.
been for tobacco. I havo seen it euro
Brlght's disease nnd other ailments equally
aa terrible. For rheumatism it Is a specific
when rightly applied. If It had not been
for tho plant I would have died of d)6pepsia
long ago, Smoking and chewing aro not a
part of my formula. Tho cssenco of tho
tobacco, applied In n sensible and sys
tematic wa), Is tbo thing I ulludo to."
HE KNEW A PACT.
"Well, Sambo," said District Attorney
Andy Lipscomb to a witness on tbo stand
this morning, "Is this the check that )ou
received from Kevcrdy Broock for a load
of hay you delivered him?"
"Yes, sir, dat's the check dead sure; I
Know It Is."
"But, Sambo, how do you lnppen to
know It is; can you read andwrlto?"
"No, sir, 1 can't read or write, but I'so
euro certain that It Is."
"How do you know, then; do you know
It bv tho color or auy mark ?"
"No, sir, no sir; only I'so pop sure that's
tho very Samo paper."
"Tako the witness. Judge," satd tho At
torney, addressing himself to Mr. Sncll, tho
STUFFING HIMSELF WITH STRA W.
'Itlslnc Sun" Morso of Massachusetts,
aaya the Cblcogo Met aid, is determined to
bo famous. Yesterday morning ho sent to
each of tbo New England newspaper cor
respondents a carefully-prepared type
written copy of tho speech which ho de
livered in tbo House In tbo afternoon.
"Applause" and "laughter" followed a
large number of paragraphs, and with tho
copy was a polilo noto askiug tho corre
spondent to print cutlro if possible. Lato
lu tbo afternoon, on reaching bis office,
each correspondent found tho following
ttlcgrum ou his desk:
United States CAriTOL, Fob 12, 4 p. m
bpeech delivered. Add nt end, "(heat ap
plauso on the Republican aide."
Kluaii A. Mi)re.
For virtue l'vca when beauty, fading,
Steadfastness wins tho glories ot tho
Life's fight doth fall to bravery always.
For, without lovo, thou art but soulless
A FEW MINUTES WITH OUPID
If you lovo a girl and wish to marry 'or,
And lack of pluck is tbo ouly hairier,
I would mako this mild suggestion;
&hcot yourself oi pop tho question.
Teias SiJ tings.
A gentleman who wns lcccntly mar
llcd Iu Newport, Ky,, gavo up an Iiihcrf
tanco of $75,000 rather than miss getting
tho object of his choice. Ilo wu8 a wid
ow er, and his first wife's property was to
revert to his mother lu case ho married.
"When business is dull many a pleas
ant hour is spent by telegraph operators In
talking over tho who. A certain telogrnph
opcrutoi In Malno llrst became acquainted
with tho young lady who Is now his wlfo
over the wire Thoy used to chat ovory
evening after business hours, Ono day till
young man thought he would tako a trip
down Ibo lino and seo the young lady with
whom ho had done so much talking. It
was a caso of lovo at first sight, and tho
couplo wcrb soon married.
Thero was somo romance conncctoel
with tho second marrlagoof 1'rlnco Ama
dous, Duko of Aosta and ox King of Spalu,
whoso dialh was recently reported. Tha
1'rlnctss Lctltla llouapario, his nleco, was
leaving Paris to visit tbo ex Empress En
conlo of Fngland Then, as tho chronicler
of the day said, it suddenly struck him how
mnny big young men with yellow mom-
tachia alio would meet ready nnd anxloun
to innrrv wrnltliv tirinceases. Tho thought
caused him to sink almost unconscious on
tbo platform of tho (larodu Nord. Ilo did I
liavo loveu you niticii aiunjs, aim lor n
vear nasslonntclV. If I lot vou go tlio Em
press will marry you to n milord and 1 shall
bo undone l'romlso to marry mo ami mako
your unclo happy." And bIio promlsoJ,
nnd tho wedding took placo at Turin, Sep
tember 11, 1888. Ihoy had ono child, born
Juno 22, ISM), at Turin.
LOTTERY PRO PITS.
Fran the Philadelphia Piess.
Tho attempt to sccuro a charter for tho
Louisiana Lottery Company from tho North
Dnkotn Legislature baa served to bring tint
gigantic combination for gambling promi
nently before ibo public. Ita oxlstcnco li
long been a dltgr&co to tho Stato nnd to tho
nation, but bo quietly doca It do Ur work
that few nro nwnrc of tho magnitude of Its
opctatlons. It has learned that too much
publicity Is not good for It, and that au
tomatic, quiet effort will bring to It mnro
dui is tbou conspicuous advertising. Hut,
like the cuttle fish, Its tentacles stretch out
In every direction nnd draw to It victims,
from whom it sucks Its financial llfc-hlool.
Tho Louisiana Lottery baa now been In
cxla(cnco nbout twenty-two ) cars, and If
tho reports of Its lncoino aro trustworthy
tt has received during that thno aovcral
hundred millions of dollars. An estimate
recently made of Its annual Incomo gave
tho following aa tho receipts for a recent
year through different classes of letter.!:
Clnsq. llnllv. Monthlv. Yearly.
Iff cist creil... JTOO0O S00OJ0 SiCttfOiUOO)
l'otol Order.. SO 000 000 000 lOn 1,000
Ordinary 7,500 g,tK0 g.717,-)03
JM-.ICO JJlWS.OOO 821,017,50) '
These figures aro Bald to ho "frozen j
facts," nud cnpablo of verification. Tbo
letters received by tho company nro 10
portcd to average nt least 0,000 a day, or
about one third of tho totnl mail going to
Now Orleans, a city of nbout 2SO.O0O peo
ple Tho outgoing lottery mall is esti
mated to bo nearly 12,000 letters a day, or
two-thirds of tho mall going from Now
Thesj facts nnd figures will ecrvo to
show tbo gigantic proportions of this lot-
tcr) scheme. Of tho $25,000,000 it receive1)
nnnually not one-third goes back In prize.
Of tho coat of operating tbo business no
one but thoso intimately concerned in Its
affairs can glvo a trustworthy estimate.
Hut thoy oro probably not oue-half tho
gross profits, leaving $8,000,000 as tbo net
rev cnuo which tho company derives from Its
business. For this enormous sum It makes
no return to the country. It produces
nothing and consumes evcr)tlilng. The
$25,000,000 a year It receives might as woll
ho dumped Into the sea for all tbo good It
does the country It fa a dead loss. It h
squandered, dissipated, wasted nnd thrown
nwoy, entailing greater financial loss upon
the countr) than tho phenomenal storms ot
last June, which wiped one whole city oat
of oxlstcnco and brought desolation to tnmy
If this were tho only Injury this lottery
Bcbemo inflicted tho country could bear It.
But tbo moral damage it docs Is far greater
than tbo material. Hundreds of thousands
of vouthB and crown men nnd women are
allured by its attractlio ebculars, and In
vist their hard earned dollars In this sink
of money. Ono venture docs not satisfy
tin m, but, trusting to luck for a turn In the
wheel of fortune, they go on year at or
year gambling In tickets. They become
ii.ornll) di moralized. No State lias suf
fered more from this disreputable business
than California, the amount, which goes
fiom that btate to tbo Louisiana Lottor)
Icing estimated at $200,000 a monlh.
Eorne6t efforts have accordingly been malo
to break It up, nnd to prove to its vlctlmi
how they oro fleeced tho following tablo
was constructed, showing tbo amounts to bo
won and the odds against winning:
f)0,r)C1 to ono ngalust whining Sn.001
4'i,tsi to ono UK.itnst winning 5,i'0J
3J,2 to or oacalm twinning..., li.OJO
lu.iiuu 10 ono against winning i,uij
11,110 to ono ngalnH winning ,
1.417 to ono against winning..
1,21s to ono ngalnst wlnnhig..
E57 to ono agulnst winning..
172 to ono ngatiibt vvlnnlnc.
Fl to ono ngalnst winning.
45 to ono against w Inning
In other words, tho chances against an
investor winning range from ulno to one to
twenty to one.
Tho efforts to break up this gigantic
swindling business havo thin far proved
futile, it has been nblo to circumvent tho
attempts of the Government to exclude it
from tho malls and to shield Iteclf under
tho protection of tbo Stato government
from which tt derives its charter. But the
storm of popular dissent aroused by tho at
tempt to obtain a charter from the North
Dakota Legislature shows how strongly
nibllc opinion In opposed to the wholo
mslness, and to this power the Louisiana
Lottery, liko every other obnoxious thing,
will havo to surrender cvontnall).
MR. JONES HASAN IDEA.
Hon. George O Jones was looking Tor a
Boston correspondent yesterday evening
and tumbled up against a Chitio young
"What do you know?" asked tho re-
"Why," ejaculated tho entire Greenback
party through his whito whiskers, "you
Chitio people seem to bo everywhirej'but
I don't know any news "
"Well, what do you think," persisted the
"I think a great many things," said Mr.
Jones, "and I think that tho proper thing
for Congress to do would bo to adopt a
measure authorizing tbo Issuanco of
$20,000,000 in greenbacks, payable In fifty
years In tho then lawful money of tho coun
try, and then appropriate tho euttro amount
for tho purpose of havlug nn International
exhibition iu this city In 1892."
TIME TO BE ASHAMED.
Tho disaster which has befallen tho
Louisiana Lottery bill and Its elaqucrs iu
the North Dakota Legislature ought to In
duce tho lottery -loving cloiient lu tho new
Stntetoglvo themselves up 10 n season of
reflection, even If tboynio not disposed to
bo truly penitent for tho real wrong they
have sought to Inflict upon tho Common
wealth. Certainly, a measure which has to
bo nursed and cradled lu tho dark; whose
piomotcrs aro In actlvo alliance with a
notorious blackleg combination In another
State; whoso support has to baacepihed
by tho basest kind of bribery, such u meas
ure, most assuredly. Is ono which honorahlo
men would recoil from with contempt
A COXrUSWN OF WASHING TONS.
Be careful how you nddress your letters'
to Washington. Washington Is a State.
Washington Is a city in tho District ot Co
lumbia Washington Is tho name of nearly
forty towns In different States, and besides
all tbeso thcro aro a Washington Bar, a
A ashlngton Borough, a Washington Court
House, a Washington Centre, a Washlng
on College, a Washington Depot, n Wash
ington Gulch, n Washington Harbor, a
Washington Heights, a Washington Hol
low, a Washington Mills, n Washington
I'ratrlo and a washlngtonvlllo all post
"Why ilo you suppose Pnlti ilycil hei
hair?" "Oh, for diva's reasons." Puck.
Oyster selling Is a shellfish business.
ll'mfcr, with its braelu weather,
.ludimii makes all creatures glad,
Spring brings all tbo hards together,
.Summer good aud somo mo bid.
Now York fetalis Is famous for its
many lakes, und thero Is a big Qoj'.ien In it,
too. Texas SiJ tings.
Vnrfuri' has its romance; oven tho
din of battlo has a sort of au engagement
Tho ship of stato in Russia gots con
slderahlo knocking about by tho serf.
'Iheiiu MJvnu was a perfect liniment
offered to the public till Salvation Oil was
Olo Bull, tho famed violinist, was uot re
lated to Dr Bull, thu Cough Syrup man.
or Tim i lsniNo or Titn coiipsp.
How long McUlnty lay nt tho bottom or
Foor Dan cotitd not remember very welt;
But a mermaid, swimming round, Dan Me
Gliity'a body found,
Which In Its Sunday suit looked very
Sho smiled behind her fan, and she fell Iu
lovo with Dan,
And sho c)ed him with her most bewitch
On her fin sho hoisted him, through Tho
ocean sho did swim
To her lovely home among tho coral
Down went McUlnty to tho bottom of u
And sho gently laid his head on a pearl
and or) etui bid,
And sbo fondled him, that happily sho his
priclotia life might save,
Dicssed lti his best Bull of clothes.
or thu ltr.viv vi. or the conrsE.
fchc tried everything lu vain, to bring hint
back to life again,
Till, nt lnst. she thought about a keg of
N bleb bad washed In from tho wro:k of n
passing schooner's deck,
Ar.d bad lain among tlio rocks about a
So, sho set tho keg nfloat, poured tho con
tents down hla throat,
And McGlnty gently opened both his
Ilo ejed that mermaid fair, with hei glo
rious eyca and hair,
And ho gazed around In wonder and suf
Up stood Mcdlnty nnd pulled down h's
And that mermaid bo caressed till ho felt
sbo was undressed,
And it broko his heart to sco thotermtui
tion of her waist,
Dressed in his best suit of clothes.
or the jtnitMAin's CAr.
Of tho blandishments she mado nud tho
graces sho displayed,
To Induce Mcdlnty to remain perchance.
Of each amorous tono and look, thoy would,
fill a goodly book,
Quito as interesting as a French romance.
Bhe showed him her palaco homo, with Its
While new splendors ou hla wondering
And If ho would hut remain, ho should un
As Emperor McGIuty, "Dan tho Flint."
Down went McGlnty, ca she led blm rj mil
But In sfl'o of what sbo'd say, he t-tlll
longed to get nwu),
Whero tbcglrla could driS3 In bloom'isand
could walk on solid ground,
Diesscd In their best suit of clot'ie-s.
Ol" M'aiNTi'S ESC AIM'.
McGlnty soon mado up his mind he'd loavo
that mermaid far bellied,
Though he knew that it would wreck her
So, toadverttso hla wants, he cut up his
Sunday pants, '
And he hoisted up his signal of distress.
And at last ho spied a sail hearing dowu
upon tho jrale
The) thought he was tho remnant of a
And that littlo mermaid fall toro her
1 osom and her hair,
As they bore McGlnty safely to tho deck.
Down went McGlnty to tho botttm of tho
Aud a wondrous tale ho told to tho sailors
In tho hold,
And they ncvei Blacked a sail till ho got lo
Dressed tn his best suit of clothes.
am) lasToit vtion to Tnc nosovr or
1 AMII.l .
Now, It happened tho first man whom ho
met was Pot MrCann,
Who looked as scared as though ho saw a
But McGlnty told his tale o'er a mug of
And McCann told him tho news since ho
Then ho borrowed fifty cents, and for homo
Where ho found Coidella waiting by tbo
And, of course, they'd much to tell, as on
each other's neck they fell,
And the baby Dan had never seen be
Down sat McGlnty to a feast of cako and
And sho said thoy lied that day, when thoy
saldsho'd inn nway,
And you'll seo them out parading every
Sunday, now, at nine,
Dressed In their be3t suit of clothes,
THOSE MYSTERIO US IN PL UENCR3.
Tm. Evemno Chitio, under Its new
managers, Is making an aggressive fight on
the Louisiana Lottery Company. IHth
eito tho Lottery Company has had all tho
newspapers at tho National Capital iu its
pay. fiiL CuiTic's agitation of tlio sub
ject here in Washington at a timo when tho
World has opened tbo public oyo to the re
lations between the lottery and thoso re
sponsible for tho existence ot tho Harrison
Administration, may help to bring about
legislation which has been pending In Con
gress for years, but has been defeated by
mysterious iullucuco at every session.
II ash i noton Coircspondence New YjiK
Dun 'Cltnleil Tor Illtcli.
A ibcuruatle negro limped into tho Dis
tiict building this morning, and, appioach
Ing Sergeant Pierce, Inquired:
"Boss, Is yow do man vv hut gibs do 'tlf
flkltst" "What certificates do you mean?" a5kcel
"Well, you siee, boss, dut Miss Cinthy
Feido an' my set h ilun 'eluded tcr hitch, an'
de poster acz we Is gotter git a 'stllllklt To'
ho kin maker us."
Ibo prosprctivo Benedict was directed to
tbo City Hull, and left smiling.
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but It Is already tho popular routo to I'hlla
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Burial permits havo been issued by tho
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