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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1890.
IlAXXKINfl, C'OW EN & HORKKTr.
3 D STREET HOUTHWEST,
WASHINGTON, I). C.
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Washington, Fi'.iiitmnv 11), 1800.
Tin: vcrio.v or tho Cooper institute
mass ineoling on Monday night umbos
il ilcar enough Hint the string whtch
postponed thu discussion of tlio World's
T'nir ropoit till 'I'liuiMlay was pulled In
Willi Sr.N unit Kiimi vds It is still
nn undecided question whether his ex
haustive dlsappiox-nl of tlio gentleman
nt the head of tho State Department Is
of n sulllcienlly Undent character to
xuurant his leslgnatlnn fiom the Com
miltce on Poic'tgii ltelatlons.
Mil. Moiiton kept up an establish
ment In 1'ftiis which mado tho power of
Aiuciicnn money famous. It cost him
something like a bundled thousand dol
lars n year, nccouling to piivatc lcport.
"With his present assessment In Wash
ington ho will have soon Hindu the poor
landowner hcio nay for all the splcn
dois of Ids European May.
Mil. Iii:iTi'.K ni.sKiix us a good woul.
That liis assessment is the highest In
his district clearly demonstrates his
contempt for the methods employed by
so many to unfaiily reduce their taes.
"When the wealthy .ire iust and vhtiious
they should not only bo publicly ap
proved but admired. Tin: Cmrir
holds Air. Letter up to the emulation of
A BAlriMom. dispatch to to-day's
New Yoik Timet rc.tds: "In n case of
lotteiy policx in the Crimiiml Couit to
day Lawyer T. 0. Ittiddcll adopted a
peculiar lino of defense. 'I have
heard,' said he, 'that Speaker
Itecd of tho House of Representatives
diew :j;7r,000 in the Louisiana Lottery,
He played a lucky number, and
xuis consequently and propoition-
ntely happy. And now will you deny
to some poor old man or woman his oi
lier lliuo cents' xxoilh of hnppincs
the hope that they ni.iy pet
h.ips get lfO for oni!'' If
.Speaker Heed can win JT.'i.OOO
and other lieh poisons can deal in
lotteiy tickets, why should tho p'lor
and humble be cut oil from similar
imjoymcut, though on u chenpor
Wo believe it was Speaker Heed who
lcplicd, xvhen a CitiTic reporter aske 1
Ills opinion of the Louisiana Lotteiy,
"Please don't say you asked me."
improve Tin: potomao.
The committee of thuBo.ud of Tiuilo
of this city, which yestciday appealed
befoic the House lliveis mid Harbors
Committee to ask for an appiopriation
to lender the Potomac nnxigablc to ves-i-els
of the largest class, appeared in a
good cause. Fortunately, while the
Potomac is at bottom what sailors call
"lumpy," and while its channel is here
and there somewhat uuceilain, the
noble old liver allords a waterway to
this ocean which is at no point of u less
depth than about twenty feet.
It is Indicative of the IndilTciciicc to
the Interests of the National Capital
which has always chni.iotcricd the
action of Congi ess that, for a century
almost, this giont waterway has been
all but wholly neglected. While, in a
hundred ycais, the United Status have
expended $17-1,000,000 on the improve
ment of the riveis and Iiutbors of the
country, up till lfb!) only $000,000 had
been expended oir the Potomac.
To perfect the navigation and deep
water channel of the liver there is need
of work, accoullng to Colonel Ilalns'
letter, at the "Kettle Bottoms" and
from "Maryland Poiut" to and beyond
"Deep Point." To deepen tho whole
channel to twenty four tcet would cost
only $200,000, and theie should be no
hesitation in making an nppinpilatlun
Of this 8UII1.
So far, no allusion has been m ule to
the impioement of the Potomac tlau
in fionl of the city, which is Colonel
llains' special woik. The deep water
i n gallon of Hie Potomac to the sea is
only indiiectly lelntcd to that work. It
need only be urged that, when Colonel
Ilalns has succeeded in pel feeling a
Washington harbor, Its aviilnblltty and
advantage will still bo dupendent in
tome measure on tho construction of a
deep-water channel to the ocean. It
seems, thciefoie, Mifllclcnlly evident
that the judicious expenditure by Con
gress of $200,000 would greatly boocllt
the commerce of Alexandria, George
town and Washington, ami tho full ap
wopilallon should unhesitatingly bo
.IAr APPEAL TO Mil. WAIlXlilt.
It will bo very natural for many citi
zens of Washington to misinterpret the
motive and misconceive tho probable
result of Tun Cm nc'H exposure of thn
lax deiellclions. For example, Mr. 11.
II. "Warner, whose esteem Tim Cnmt
jniz.es, has expressed himself wny
forcibly against the dlsclosuios made,
jiarlleularly on tho around that tho
best Interests of tho city and District
were put In jenp.udy.
On bfcouil thought, howovur, Mr.
Warner may accept a ilHIment view of
Nothing Is so puudclous as false or
unjust taxation. No w rong against the
loinmiinlty Isso pioduotivo of wrong.
The gambling, drinking, social and
every other evil recedes Into a trilling
menace, to public Integrity by conipaii
Min. Towns and monarchies, States
nnd empires have been coirupted by
lax Iniquities, dospots have been
overthrown by them and ountiios dis
rupted. Tho Inhumau deeds of tho
French, revolution were the apotheosis
of tho assessors' cruelty, and tho Amcr
lean republic stands to day a tribute to
the honest courage of men who refused
In 1 1 vti'Uinl down by ft tax giitlierliiu;
king, llowowr wealthy wo may grow
as n consequence of virtuous effort, wo
should not lone sight of thuso lessons In
lh tho two classes of tax, direct awlln
dlrect, political economy is afforded two
pioblems, tho one simple, the other
complex. Indirect tax, llko the par
ent protertlon tnrllT, diffusive In tlio
hnun It docs, nnd Imperceptible In its
ixnctlons almost, Is only a trick played
upon public Innocence, and nn Injustlco
put upon the ignniniit and submissive,
who, In i elation to tlio wise, are the
innjoiity In all panieful times and
places. Direct tax, though, beginning
with common need nnd oudlug in n
(oiiimon levy, is what should support
exeiy foim of government, from cum
ineicial to Fedenil.
Politicians enlei tain a popular mls
judgnient as to the feeling of the com
munity against direct tax. It Is not di
lect tux people lo'ent, ills tho dlslion-c-ly
nnd tinfiitiness manifestly glv n
play under tho defective direct-tax ss
tcms eveiywhere. Diiect tax-, then,
lucid in its operation, has become a
daylight ouli.igo, in which the money
lust of the lieh giallllcs itself nt the ex
penso of the public lrtue. If, instead of
eonspliing with, or teiroii.lng or solic
iting assessois, tlio wealthy weio to
fimikly aid them, how much better aud
moie bcnellcliil it would bo for the pub
lic good, which, after all, is tho good
of eveiy one, including the wealthy.
'I'm: CniTic feels quite confident that
if Mr. Wainor, and othois whose
pcisonal inteiests may seem to be lu
juied, came forward as gencials to mar
shal the light, wo should sccuro a per
fect tax system, establish a. new sense
of public duty and another Ideal of
public honor, w lilch must ledound to tho
prosperity as well as tho fair fame of
what should bo tho viigln city of tho
CLOSING TJIE SEASON.
llAll.llUAl) TAX FllAVDS.
Tlie statement published in Tin:
CitiTic some days ago, in legaul to the
sticet lallway corporations of tho Dis
tiict, has nttiacled much attention, and,
iiinong others, that of Congressman .1.
P. Washington of Tennessee. M!r.
"Washington, at an caily date, proposes
to nsk Congres to take such action as
will lead to such an amendment of the
finuehiscs of these corporations as will,
at least, oblige them to pay their fair
"haie of the city taxation.
It ought to be kept in mind Hint the
fiiincblbcs of some of these sticet rail
way companies notably those of tlio
"Washington and Georgetown nnd the
Metropolitan liallioad Companies aic
as valuable as any similar piKilegcs in
the country. Yet, these fianchises were
planted fieely to the coipoiations now
possessing them, and, though in other
cities mi eh pilvlleges usually bring
large piiccs, licie they weio .given to
the monopolistic companies, iu that way
created, without compensation of any
The point about thc&o street railway
companies to which Tin: Curnc at this
time dcsiies to direct attention, is that
the coipoitttion which obtained monopo- tbnl make gain of their influence.
lies without money and xvithout pilce,
weienot loath to follow tho example
of the an ay of wealthy cltiens who,
accoullng to Tin: Ciiitic's statement of
the facts In tho case, fraudulently con
tiivcd to avoid tlieii sliaio of taxation
by the oyei taxing of the people that is
the gloat body of tax-paj'ors.
Wiiat the millionaire has been able
to do thiough an Iniquitous assessment,
the monopolistic coipoiations accom
plished by the same means. Tho
"Washington and Gcoigetown Itailroad
has twenty-one miles of track
and the Mcliopolftan twenty. All
the pioperty ot tho founer is as
sehfd at $1,500,000 and that of the
latter at a tiillo over $1,100,000, in
both cases a valuation of about, say, 20
pei cent, of tho truo value. One fact
w ill besullicicnt to show how thoroughly
the railionds learned the policy of un
dci valuation aud how speedily, with the
aid of facile assessois, they put it In
practice. lulSSSthu Washington and
Gcoigetown load paid taxes on its
tracks at a valuation of $8,000 a mile.
In lSO the assessment had been reduced
to $1,000 a mile. Thus corporations,
whose stock is so valuable that it Is uot
purchasable, and that it is practically
out of the maikct, unite with the smnll
cotciioof wealthy propcity-Uoldero to
ineicT-o tho burdens of the pcoploand
to -hirk the payment of their taxes.
Mr. "Washington is perfectly justified
In calling the attention of tho District
Committee and of Congress to this ex
traordinary state of things, and it is to
bit hoped that the Investigation to
which his action will lend may be deep
and searching. Tin: Uiutic will do all
it can to make it so, for It Is Intolerable
that corpouitlons cxpiessly created and
generously endowed for tho benefit of
the people should end by ruthlessly de
POSTA L TKLIltUlAPll Y.
The pinposilion of Postmaster-General
"Wnnnmaker to iutioduco into the
postal eivice of the country tlio advan
tages of telegraphic communication be
tween points wbeio it might bo found
entirely piaetlcnblc, Is not a scheme
to bo scouted on its very first
mention. It Is too much the habit of
Ameiicnnsto distiust their Government
xhcnovci it oilers to adopt auy measure
which may mhvo tho public, and to
foiget that it is tlio function of govern
ment to govern that is, to do what It
can for tho advantage of tho people.
In Fiance, Kngland, Get many and
Sw ltoi land countilos dllfeilng widely
in political methods and clicuniatancos
the absorption of the telegraphic ays
Inns lino tlio postal iervicc had been at
tended w 1th a complete and uninter
rupted success wholly nt vaiiauco with
tlio fnlluic, confusion and peilodlcul
crises of the sub'ddlcd Individualism
of tlio Pionch tallway system. The
Amciican Government administer af
fairs thiough Departments and llu
reaux. It Is tho only piactlcal way,
and tho only thing requisite is that the
liureaux peifonu their work us faith
fully, extensively and efficiently as pos
sible. On the surface there appeals no in
herent reason why Mr. W.uianiukor's
partial inclusion of telegiaphlc facili
ties within the postal service should
not bo thoroughly successful And
bifuic anv such scheme can be cnt'M
tallied, it will ho absolutely ncros'arj
to nspvne the tountiy that its operation
will bo wholly apatt from politics, and
that its management will be under the
control of a peifectcd civil service.
Ai cording!, bofoioMr. "Wanamakcr's
pioposition can bo considered 11 Is nee
esBiuy that duo nttontlou be given to re
forming aud pel feeling tho civil sei vice
of the country nun non-partisan basis.
In tlio nature of things tho American
Government must becomo more and
moie thoroughly bureaucratic and a
pi lino essential of such a system Is an
efficient and nmi p.uttsan clil service.
AFTER Til 11 VXIOX PAC1FI
That tho Union Pacific Is to luxe
neither easy nor plain sailing In Its of
foils to evade the payment of Us obli
gations to tlio Government Is seen in
"the formidable movement against il in
Nebraska, which only transpired to" the
public yestei day. ' '
Petitions are in circulation in neaily
eveiy county in the State, asking that
the time bo not extended In which the
Union Pacific is now required to meet
its obligations to tho Government.
They ask that that corporation bo
compelled to mako its payment as
they becomo due. Kvcry farmer in
the State, to whom the petitions have
been picscnted, have signed them.
"When they reach hcio thuy will probi
ably bo the largest ever sent out of
Nebraska. Tho peoplo of tho
State know the Union Pacific.
It is not to bo wondcied nt that they
want tho company to pay its obliga
tions precisely as they have to pay
thehs. And xvhy should It not bo com
pelled so to do? Why should not tho
company pay as well as the Individual?
a nisuoxoiunu: thaotick.
While Judge Miller was doubtless
justified In law In dismissing the
charge iu the Police Court against
M ajor David Essex Porter, that action
could not relieve tho accused from
tho dishonor ot a mean aud
ultcily discreditable action. It was iu
every way unworthy of a man bcaiing
his name and boasting his distinguished
ancestiy to abuse the confidence of n
eicdulous colored man and to take from
him the paltry sum of $20 without
giving any equivalent whatever.
This case, however, is simply nn in
stance of a thoroughly discreditable
practice which lias nilscn iu con
nection xvith the domoi altlug sys
tem of appointment to oillec which
picvnils at the National Capi
tal, and which produces a hoi do of
unscrupulous office -cckcrs. Same cx
pciiences and a variety of circum
stances have given color to the sus-
piclou that the "Inllueneo" of ccit.iln
paitics is of material avail iu affecting
the action of the dispensers of official
patronage. Tiieio aie in tills city
men of some social standing, and,
thiough such standing, more or less
intimately conucclcd with what are
called "oflleial circles." Tho impres
sion obtains moie or less widely that
these men are a sort of office-brokers
it should have come to bo believed that
the appointing power can be so inllu
enccd, or that any meu, however high
and intimate their relationships, daic to
exercise such influence and mako a
commission on it, shows to what a low
ebb of esteem our civil service has been
Somo instances of this sort have come
to light boforu now, but there has been
no meaner confidence game ever played
in "Washington than that in which'
Majoi David Essex Porter took $20
from P. W. Johnson.
1li.it liou' saloon, how did I happen to
enter It (bit ovciitiig' I don't kuonr. It
uns cold. A lino ruin, n mist, was lloatlng
through tlio air, veiling tho gas lets with a
tr!uip.ireut hazo, and giving a slilno to tho
Hdewnlks crossed by rns from thu shops
Hint llahtcd up tho iinnip mud and thodlrtv
(hoes of tho pn f sera-til .
I was going nowhere In particular. I
was taking a llttlo walk after dlfincr. 1
pasecl tlio Credit I.jonnnlsc, tho lino Vlvl
i nnc nnd several other streets. Smlilonly
snw a lager licer saloon hnlf-tiill ot peo
ple. I went Iu without nny special lcaon
fur doing so I was not thirsty.
With a glance I looked about for n place
where I should not bo too crowded, nnd 1
went to sit down bcMilc a man who lookod
to mo old, and who was smokluir a two-
cent clay plpo as hlnck as coal. Six or1 not a tmtstlon of your mother, but of you
riUL hihh1) Pillirvrs llll'ii lliuu llio IRHIU ill
front of lit in Indicated tho uutubur of beert
trceB bent under 'ho gusts, groaned and
sieined to utter rrles. tlioso deep and
muffled t lies that come, from forests during
tempests, . ,
'lho tnrn-olT loaves nlroulv ellow,
were (lying about llko Wrds, whlillug, fall
ing and theu wliltMns along tho walks as
it tlicy were active animals.
"l.veiilng was approaching, and It was
"rowing dark In I lin shades of tho trees,
lho agitation of tho wind and tho branelics
excited me, causing mo to gallopnbout llko
n mailman, aim nowi in imuaiionoiwoivw
"As soon ns I saw my parents I uont to
ward them with furtive step under lho
trenches In order to suprlto them as If I
were n vorltablc prowler.
"Hut when a few steps from them I
stopped, sclod with fear. I heard Iny
father, Iu a terrible fit of auger, say to uiy
Your mother Is a fool, anu ucsldcs it is
tlml ho had absorbed already, I did nut
examine my neighbor. At a gliiuco I
had recognised a beer-guzder ono of
tliofo habitues of the silooii who comn
In tho morning at tho opening and go away
nt night at tho hour of closing. Mo u.n
dirty, and on tho top of his head ho win
bald, though long, greasy, peppor-aud-s.iU
hair fell over tlio collar of his frocic eo.it.
Ills clothes wero too largo for him, aud
owned to hnvo bcou made In tho du)S wliou
ho had a belly. One conjectured that his
pantaloons scaicoly held together, and that
tills man could not tsko ten steps without
leailjiistlngnnd hitching up that Ill-attached
carinont. Had ho n waistcoat? Tho very
thought of his shoes and w hat they con
tained tct rilled mo. Ills frayed cuds woro
perfectly black nt the edges, and so wero
tils flnecr nails.
I had no sooner taken a seat by his sldo
than tills pcronngo said to me quietly:
"How do you do?"
I turned to htm with a start and looked
nt his face. Ho continued:
"Do you uot recognize mo?"
I was astounded. It was tho CounlJcan
tic Harrcts, niv old school-fellow.
t shook hands with him, so umructl that
I could not think of anj thing to s.iy.
At last 1 staimncicd:
"And jou, bow do joti do? "
Ho answered placldlj :
"Ohl as I can."
Ho became silent. I tried to he amiable
mid bunted for a phrase:
"And what nro you doing?"
I felt myself blush. I persisted:
"Hut o cry day?"
rilling tho air with dcii'o puffsof tobacco
imoko he said:
"Kvcry day the pniiio tiling."
Then tapping on tho marble table with a
small coin that had been ljlng theie, he
A distant voieo lopeatul:
"Two heel's at number four!"
Another vole still fuitherofT lelolncd
Itlin sharp: "There jou are!" Then a
man In a white npion appeared, carrying
two beers, from which ho spln9hcd jclloiv
drops over tho sanded lloor as ho ran.
lies Harrcts emptied his glass at ono
swallow and put It hack on the table, whllo
ho sucked In the foam left on his mustache.
Then he asked:
"And what Is there new?"
1 know nothing to tell him, iu tiuth. I
"Why, nothing, old man. 1 am n mer
chant." With his over-iinvarjiug voicaho said:
"And does that arniiso'you?''
"Xo; hut what would you hae mo do?
One must do something?"
"Oh, to occupy injself."
"What's tho use I do nothing, as jo'i
sec nothing whatever. lion one hasn't
n liennv I can understand why ho works,
but when ono has enough to live ou It Is
useless. What's thu nsu ot working? Do
jou do It for youisclf or for othcis? If you
no il lor yourseu ami it. ainusus you, wen
and good; if you do It for others jou nro
only a simpleton."
Then, laying his pipe down on tlio mar
ble, he shouted again: "Waiter, one beer!"
and went on:
"It makes mo thlrstj to talk. I'm not
used to It. Yes, I do nothing; I let thlncs
go as they will; I grow old. On my death
bed 1 shall have nothing to regrot. T shall
have no memory, except that of this beer
saloon. No wlfo, no chlldien, no anxieties,
no sorrows nothing. That's the best
lfo emptied tlio glass that had been
brought hliu, passed his tongue over his
lips, and icsuined his pipe.
I looked at him In astonishment. I asked
"Hut jou havo not nlwaj-s hem this
"Pardon me; always ever since I left
"This is not life, my good fellow. It's
horrible. Come, jou must do somcthiug;
you love something; j-ou havo friends."
' 'No: I rise at noon: I corao here; I break-
1 toll jou that 1 need tills monoj', and I
mean that you shall sign,'
"Mamma answered hi a firm voice:
'"I will not sign. It Is Jean's fortune.
1 am keenimr It for him. and I do not wish
jou to waste It In riotous living ns you
hnvo wasted your own inheritance.'
"Then papa, trembling with fury, turned,
nnd seizing his wlfo by tho nock, began to
strike her with tlio other hand with nil his
might full In tho face.
".Mamma's hat fell oil, aud her hair loos
ened and flow about In wild confusion; she
tiled to pairytho blows, but did not suc
ceed. Aud papa struck blow nftcr blow,
llko u madman. She rolled upon the
cround, hiding her face with her arms.
Then ho turned her over on her hick to
beat her more, pushing aside her hands,
with which she was shielding horsolf.
"As for me, my dear fellow, It seotned to
me that tho world was coming to an end
that tho eternal laws had changed. 1 folt
within me tho upheaval that Is produced In
ono bv suncrnatuial tilings, monstrous
catastioplics, trroparablo disasters. -My
llttlo head had becomo confused aud be
wildered. And I began to cry with all
my might, not knowing why, ulled with
loir, with giief, with terrible fright. My
father heard mo, turned around, saw mo,
and, stralclitcntng up, started for mo. I
thought ho was colng to kill me, nnd I lied
llko an animal pursued by hunters, running
straight ahead Into the woods.
"1 ran perhaps an hour, perhaps two, I
do uot know, Night having como I fell
on the. grass exhausted, nnd I remained
thcro In bewilderment, devoured by fear,
preyed upon by a. sorrow capablo ot break
ing a poor child's heart forovcr. I was
cold, perhaps I was hungry. Dayllcht
came. I did not daro to rise, to wallc,to
return, to run farther away, fearing that 1
mlglit meet my father, whom 1 never
wanted to see acnin.
"Perhaps I should havo died of misery
and starvation at tho foot of my trco If n
forest constniuo nau not uiscovcrcl mo aim
carried mo homo by force
"1 found my parents wearing tholr ac
customed expression. My mother simply
said to me: 'What a fright you havo given
me, you naughty boy. I did not sleep last
night nt all.' I did not answer, but began
to crj My father did not shy a word.
"A week later I wont back to school.
"Well, my dear fellow, all was over for
me. I bad neon tho other side of things, tho
bad side; I have never seen tho good Bldo
sluco that day. What was It that took placo
In my inindf What strange phenomenon
i everted my Idoas? I do not know. Hut
never slnco havo I bad any tasto for any
thing, any lovo for nuybodj-, nny wish,
ambition or hopo whatever. And I always
seo my poor mother on tlio ground, in thu
walk, and my father beating her. Maratu i
died a few years later. My father is still
living. I have not seen him since. Walter,
Thov brought him his beer, which he
gulped down at ono draught. But In pick
Inc up Ms pipe again his tienibllug hind
dioppcd It and it hiokc. Then, 'with a
gesture of despair, ho said: "There, that
indeed Is a real sorrow. It will take me a
month to color a new one."
And ho launched through the Immense
saloon, now full of smoke and drinkers, his
"Walter, oue beer and n new pipe'"
(lilt te Jlaupnttuiil,
SHROVE TUESDAY SEES THE END
OF SOCIAL GAIETIES.
lirllltnut Catherine nt Konntnr nml
Mrs. Stniulforil's Toil Uoviitooii of
riislilon Will Now lliuo Tlnio tu
llest nnd t'rii.T.
Yestciday was a busy day in tho
socinl world, as, in accordance with tlio
tlmo-honored custom, Slirovo Tuesday
is always crowded to repletion with
thu multitudinous entertainments with
which thu gaieties of the fashionable
world wind up beforo ushotlng in tlio
I.cuteu sackcloth aud ashes.
Conspicuous among tlio elegant gath
erings of the afternoon was the lea
given bv Senator and Mrs. Lclanil Stan
ford from ! to 7 o'clock. The spacious
STYLES FOR MEN.
,..,,, , , i last; 1 drink uccrs; I wait lor nlgut; tannic
1 vursiMi mr. Wnshingtou bureau ot j ,)Cer'g. tllcIi about i:30 fn 10 moWng, I go
leKew York Wot hi of having approprl- . to bed, because thoy shut up. That's what
ated, without credit, the Citing's interview
with Adjutant-General Koltou, respecting
Jlr. Foraker's mcrrj' war scare, a manlfcut
Injustlco was done, The Cnmo takes i
great pleasure In wriggling out of the '
scrape It thus got itself Into. To Mr. j
Lewslcy, the haudsomo asslstaut, and Jlr.
Crounse, the handsomer chief, of tho World
bureau, It offers Its apologj-.
Tnis ij ix i:.XTUiriFi,v unkind thing
lor tho Itostou Herald to say: "Wo
suppose that If old Mr. Dawes
should be elected Senator for still another
term, an important test of (mallflcattaa
would be as to his capacity to travel to and
from the White Houso in pursuing the
President for appointments to otllce."
Nivk ri.ttsoNS wkkb behcadod nnd the
hanged ut Pcklii, China, reeentlj'. Just
what cxtcnuutlug circumstances led to the
discrimination In favor of the ulno the out
bido world Is not informed. Hut it Is well
know n thnt the Chinese mind Is capable of
inaklm; line distinctions.
annoys mo most. Of tho last ten years I
havo spent six on this bench hero in my
corner and the lest In my bed; never any
where else. I talk sometimes with the
"Hut on urrlvlng at Paris what did you
"I studied law at the Cafe des Mcdicts."
"Then I crossed thorlvcraud came here."
"Why did you tako that trouble?"
"What could you oxpect? Ono cannot
stay In tho Latin quarter all his lite. Tho
students make too much noise. Now, I
shall not budgo. Wnlter, ono becrl"
I thought ho was guying mo. I IntUted.
"Come, be frank. You have had some
great sorrow? Disappointed in love, no
doubt? Purely you are a man on whom
some inl6fortuno has fallen. How old nro
"'iliittj -three x cars. Hut I look at least
I took a good look at him. His w riukled,
ill-carcd-for faco seemed almost that of uu
old man. On the top of his head a few
long hairs wandered oer a scalp ot doubt
ful cleanliness. Ho bad cuouuous eye
brows, a heavy mustache nnd a thick,
beard. 1 suddenly had a Uston, I kuow
not whj-, of a basin full of blackish water
water In which all this mass ot hair had
"Truly, jou sctin older than j-ou arc.
Ceitalnly jou have had sorrows."
"I iiBsuio jou I have not. I am old he
cancel neuitiiko tho air. Theie Is nothing
that Injures people so much as life Iu a
Tun worn n's t un have been nuking
double ever since that little alfalr In the
(arden of Kdi-n. The World's Fair Is
keeping it up. It Is now threatened that If
the New York compromise bill becomes a
law tlin mutter wilt he carried into court
! I1...I tl,n lltfo-ntlnn M-nnl.l lnkt till IS'I I cafe."
.. I I could not bellovo him.
Tin. tu, vni'.Tru Industry continues to
tin (vein bplto of tho edict of Prankfort,
Ky., somo time ago against cigarettes. Tho
company owning tho machine which makes
the pestilent things has Just refused to sell
to asyndleato fortho tldysumof $3,000,000.
Neglige shiitings will bo offered in silks,
silk wefts, plain and fahcy flannels, madras,
cheviots, inervclllcu'c and other special
fabrics In vaiicty ilve-fold-greatcr than last
Tho stales In men's straw hats for the
coming season will tend more to the fanci
ful than last season. The silk bat-bands
will bo In u variety of solid colors and com
bination. Tho latest w rlnklo in shlit-studs la to havo
the old stylo shirt-buttons sowed on In tho
old way nnd button thiough the upper flap
of the bosom.
It Is a pleasure to bo able to verify a pre
diction rondo early in Its introduction that
tho Tuxedo coat has como to stay. It is
more generally worn by fashionable men
than cer slnco lis inception.
The plain white-bosomed dress shirt con
tinues to be more prevalent among tho
swells, although tho efforts to brlug more
prominently forward tho embroidered shirt
front does not abate in the least.
IheveHct collars on tho finer smooth
faced ttjlcs of men's topcoats aro being
made more llbcul than heretofore. With
the cloth edges thoy now measure fully
tw ii aud one-half luches of turnover.
Tin: Hwtii'.n (iovmiNMBsr Is taking
ktcp to present future revolts or revolu
tion!. Having possession of all tho arms
and munitions of war now Iu Hnjtl, tho
goxcrnnicut Dimply forbids that any morn
shall be brought Iu.
Sin Locis M w.M.r, tho lbigllsh author
ity on commcielal treaties, died j'03terdaj-.
He was accustomed to drive his Ideas homo
as with the Instrument from which his
name was deried.
Tin: m ttus-oii or the Into Judge Kulle)
irus chosen yesterday. His uauio Is Hoj
burn. The eternal Htms of things would
eceui to suggest that it should have been
I)i:i'Mi:i iiii'IT.ii .McCarthy last night.
So that once more he Is the Nonpareil.
Had ho been whipped a second tlino ho
would hare been but a minion.
Tub mo BTUWAnr store In New Vork Is
under tho hammer. The estate has been
under the hummer ecr sfnte the old nun
1 hi: m s who Ditovn tho white horse In
the C'ronln case has been discovered. As
might be expected ho was red-headed.
( AiTAiN O'Siiut'ft divorce trial Is attract
Jug attention iu Loudon. O'dliua. Oh,
IrisMin uskind iu Louise tv be trav-
advantagcous to the people nt largo, but j eijg ab nit the country without Sllcott,
"You must at somo time bac lived agjy
life. At jour ago one Is not as bald as jou
nro unless bo has been fast."
He quietly shook his head, scattering over
his back tho dandruff that fell from his re
maining hair, as ho answered: "No, I have
alwajs uccii prudent," nnd, raising ids oj'c
to tho chandelier that heated our heads, he
(ontlnucdi "If I am bald It is the fault ot
the pas. It Is thu enemy of the hilr.
Will tcr, one beer! - ' You nro
"No, thank j ou. Hut really you Interest
me. How long have, you bceu Iu this utato
of discouragement? It Is uot normal, Is not
nature. There Is something underneath
"Yes, Il dates from my childhood. I
received a shock when I was small, nnd It
hub made merythtiig black for me for
tiver." "What w us It'"
"Do jou wish to know? Then listen.
Ton must remember tho country houso In
which 1 was brought up, slnco you visited
me there flvo or six times iu the vacations.
You remember that large, gray building iu
the middle of an liiuuoiiso park, and tho
long aveuues of oaks btietihlngout toward
tho four points of the compass. You re
member iny father and my mother, bdtk of
them ceremonious, solemn and severe.
"I adored my mother; I feared my father;
and I respected them both, accustomed as
I was to seo over j body bow beforo thorn,
To tho whole nelghboihood thoy wero
monsieur the Count and raadame tho
Counteti; and our neighbors also, the Tau
ncinarcs, tho Itau'lots, the Ureiincvlllos,
showed cxtraordiuaiy consldeiatlon for my
"J was 13 years old. I was gay, contented
with evcrj thing, as ono Is at ifiut uge, nil
full or tho happiness of lhlng.
"Now, toward tho end of September, a
few days before my retui u to school, us 1
was playing among the trees In tho park,
miming amid the branches aud foliage, f
saw, as I crossed the avenue, papa and
mamma out walking.
"I remember It as It It were w nlcrday. It
was very windy day, ';h .vliolc lino of
THE BEST MAN EVER WUZ.
Jap Miller down atMartlusvilletheblaine-
dest feller jit I
When lie starts in a tnlKin' other folks is
apt to quit.
' Pears like that mouth o' hl'n wiun't
made fer nolhlu' else
But Jeb' toarglfy'cm down and gather In
He'll tblk you down ou tniill, orhu'll talk
jou down on tax,
And prove the pore man pajs 'em all and
them's about the facts !
llellcrii, law cr politics, pilu-IUlu' or
.les' lick Jap up u little aud he'll pot jou
'bout 'em all.
And the comienlcst feller eer tllttd back
And tuck a chaw teihueker kind o' like
he didn't keer,
'I litre's where tho fellciV strength lajs -
he's so coiuinouHko and plain,
'lhej ain't no dudo about old Jup, you btt
jou, nary grain I
Thrj 'Icetcdhlm to council and It ucer
turned his head,
And didn't make no dlllerenee what anj'-
He didn't dnss no llnei, mi rag out In
Hut his voice in council mcetin' is a tun ci
to his foes.
Ile'fc fer the pore man oei' time, aud In
the last campaign
He stumped old Morgan County, through
the sunshine and rain,
And licit lho banner up'wnrd froinatrulllii'
In tho dtibt,
And cut looso ou monopolies and cuss'd
and cuss'ed audciisb'd!
Ho'd tell some funny btory uvei' now and
then, you know,
Til, blame It wuz bcttti'ii a juck-o'-laiitcru
And I'd go furder jit, todaj,tohear old
Than any high tomd oiator 'at our
stumped the State!
W'y, that air blamed Jap Miller, with his
keen, surcustlc fun,
Has got more lrleuds than any candidate
'at ccr run,
Don't matter what his view s Is, when he
states tho samo to you,
Tliey nil us coincide with jouru the siimu as
two and two.
You can't tako Issue with him or at lcn&t
thqy ain't no sense
Insturtin' in to down him, so you bettor
The best way's Jest to lWen, like jer hum
ble servant docs,
And Jcs' concede Jap .Miller is the beat man
ci licfioiiid Hiley.
house was thronged with guests, who
lingered long In the enjoyment nC tho
hospitable mansion. Mrs. Stanford stood
alone to lccelve, though tho Senator
remained near throughout tho after
noon and proved an able assistant iu
entertaining tlio many guests. The
gown worn by tho hostess was of black
velvet, with front of lilac satin, bro
caded In black velvet. In tho tea
room tho centio-pieco to the bountifully
laden table was foimcxl of La Franco
roses ami ferns. JIlss litliel Ingalls
presided at a smnll lound tnblo in one
corner, from which she sorved lea.
The other young ladles assisting in the
tca-ioom, all of whom wore in city
light costumes, wore the Misses Upton
and JIlss "Whitney of California and
the Misses Condit Smith. Mrs. Mc
Invert of Unlllmoio sang chaimingly
several times during tho afternoon.
Among tho guests xveie:
Mrs. Itiifsell Harrison. Mrs, McKcc, Mrs.
and tho Misses Wiudom, (lenerni, Mrs. and
Miss Hatchellnr, Miss Fuller, .Mrs. Field,
Justice aud Mrs. lllatchford, Mrs. Cum
mlngs, Mrs. and Mies Harlan, Admiral and
Mrs. Crosby, Mn. Miller, Miss Corkhlll,
Miss Jennie Slicrrlll, Miss Florence Bayard,
Mrs. Lugeno Hale, Mr. and Mrs. Hallldaj',
Mrs. J. D. Langhornc, Mrs. N. S. Lincoln,
Mrs. and tho Misses Preston, Mrs. S. M.
Hryan, Mrs. Coston, Miss Kdcs, Mmo. Ho
mcro, Mrs. ltandolph, the Misses Thomas,
Mrs. riudlcy of Baltimore, Mrs. A. A. Wil
son Miss Stratton of Baltimore, Miss Laura
Moliun, the Misses FItzpatrIck, Mrs. Islum
Ilorusby, Mrs. William Wilson, Mr. and
Mrs, James Durnnt, Mrs. nnd Miss Clag
gctt, Mr. and Mrs. (iutbridge, Mrs. aud
MIes Pepper, Miss Helena McCaithj-, Mrs.
Ingalls, Mrs. Tullock, Mrs. nnd Miss
Kinna, Mrs. Jordan, Miss Mary Fair, Miss
Jennings, Miss Hutler, Miss Campbell, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Georgo Williams, Mrs. and Miss
.Mullnn, .Ml S3 ucenng, Airs, iownseuu oi
Pcmisjlvanla,Mrs, Acklen, Surgeon-General
and Mrs. Browne, Senator nnd Mrs. Morrill,
Miss Swan, Mr. James Morrill, General
Bin dan, Delegate Carey, Miss Hclmuth of
Choyenuc, Miss Murphj-, Mrs. Kelm, Mrs.
and Miss wllcoxr, the Corcan Legation, Mr.
George Gorham, Miss Koto Field, Mrs.
Senator Sheiman and Miss Sherman.
Mrs. J. Thomson Swnnn was at home
to callers Yesterday at her lcsidcnco on
I street, which presented a most nt
ti active appearance. Tho handsome
looms, lighted xvith fancy lamps, under
colored shades, gave the apaitmcnts an
nir of cosiness xvliich tempted callers
to linger beyond the conventional limits
of a fashionable visit enjoying a chat
with tlio agreeable hostess.
Mrs. Mooie, wife of the Surgeon-den-encial,
was another of the pleasant
hostesses of the nftci noon, who ontci
tainttl a largo number of callers.
Mrs. aud Miss Batchcllor received
during the early part of the afternoon,
excusing themselves to visitors after
(5:!!0 o'clock, in Older to make a few
visits themselves and nttcml Mrs. Stan
ford's tea. Miss Cramer, who was Mtss
Uatchellor's guest for a foitnight, has
returned to her homo in New York.
Engineer Menocnl, xvho has been at
Nicaragua during tho winter, returned
to New York on Monday by the
steamer Hondo. After a short stay at
his homo in this city Engineer Mcuocal
will return to Nicaragua to continuo
the work in xvliich he Is so greatly In
Mrs. Puller left for Chicago on Mon
day xvith Miss Mildred Fuller for a
fortnight's visit to her married daughter
and little grandson, xvho have been far
from well lately. Ilefoic leturnlng to
Washington Mrs. Fuller will have some
necessary repairs, in the jvay of paint
ing nnd papering, done to her Chicago
residence to got it in readiness for tho
family, xvho anticipate going there In
tho early summer.
Captain Ton cy gave a theatre ptrty
Monday evening, followed by a supper
at tho Shoroham, to Miss Scinnton.
ltcprcscntativc aud Mrs. Scranton xvcre
tho chnperoncs ou that occasion. The
other guests were Mrs. Elliott, Mrs.
Herbert, Miss Thompson of Kentucky,
Miss Dickinson of New York, Colonel
Torroy, Mr. Paul Mohr of "Washington
State. Colonel Uonan and Mr. ueorgo
Miss Dickinson of New York is in
tlio city xvith her father for a short stay
nt tho 'Ebbllt.
Mis3 Kosccrans is spending the week
in New York with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clifford Harney
gavo a charming musicule last evening
at their rastdenee, corner ot Fifteenth
nnd K streets, at which about seventy
flvo guests wero present to enjoy tho
fl.no programme rendered. In addition
to the professional talent engaged
for the occasion Mr. Turpln, xvhosc
singing created qultu a furore in Lon
don, cavo several baritone solos, to
which Miss Amy Hnro played tho piano
accompaniment. Tho hostess woic a
beautiful gown of pink satin, xvith
pearl passementeries and ornaments.
Among those present xveie:
Blr Julian nnd Lady Panneefote, Mis. N.
S. Lincoln, Lieutenant and Mrs. Ackley,
Mrs. T. B. Musgrovo, Mr. Jules Yall, Mr,
and Mrs. C. O. Glover, Dr. nnd Mrs. A. F.
Muginder, Mrs. Hdwnrd McCauley, Miss
Julia Ldle, Miss Pales, Dr, and Mrs. Frank
Luring, Dr. and Mrs. Hammond, Countess
Lanza, Mies Coudlt Smith, Commander
and Miss HolT, Lieutenant Selfrldse, Dr.
and Mrs. Klndlcbcrger, Afr. and Mrs.
Mrs Carlislo gavo a dnlTodll lunch
eon yesterday, Iu honor of Mis. Albeit
S. Willis of Kentucky. The guest i
cards weio broad pieces ol gold-color
satin ribbon, on xvliich. In icd fancy '
lettering xvas painted tho naino of tho
guest for xvliom It was intended, to
gether with the date of the luncheon.
Small lint, oblong dishes of fancy
china, xvllh itirled edges, illled
with bonbons nnd tied with gold cojorod
ribbons, were souvcnim'of tlio occasion.
The guests prccnt xveie Mis. llerlah
Wilklns, Mrs. General Urccklnrldgo,
Mrs. I,n Hreton, Mrs. Ueorgo It. Wil
liams, Miss llerry of Kentucky, Mrs.
McAdoo. Mrs. W. K. Carlisle and Miss
Mnltlo Thompson of Kentucky.
Mis. Do Foul Webb's last reception
for the heasou yestciday was one of tho
most enjoyable of thu pleasant hcilcs,
nnd the pretty parlois xxcru thiongcd
throughout the afternoon with callers.
The hostess was assisted In receiving
by the Misses Johnson, Miss McL'cney
and Miss Coll.
Mrs. Muir.iy, widow, of Admiral
Murray, gave a luncheon xestordny In
honor of Mrs. ll.irtlclt of "Portsmouth,
N. II. Tlio decorations were I.t
Miss Horry of Kentucky fs the guest
of .Mrc. Carlisle
Mrs. Charles Gibson of Maryland
held her last formal reception for tho
season yestorday at tho bhorehnm,
where she was assisted in cutortalnlug
her callers by Mrs. Louise Patterson
and Mhs Jlury Wilson. Mrs. Qlbson
will rccelvo her friends Informally
dining Lent, xvhen sbo Is In, but will
not stay at home especially for this
purpose On Tuesdays.
ltcprcscntattvo and Mrs. llltt gave a
dinner party last ovening to Vice-President
and Mrs. Morton, at which the
decorations xvcre of while orchids.
Among tho Wnshlngtontans xvho at
tended tlio last subscription ball of thu
Patriot chs given Monday evening at
Delmonlco's wore Mr. Arthur Ilerboit
of the British Legation, Miss Letter and
Mr. Arthur Ilrlcc.
DIt. Mclir.AIlt'S CASH.
XVhnt 11ns llocome of tlio lllll Air,
The Senate yesterday passed a bill
upon which Giover Cleveland placed
his lirst I'lcsiiicnuni vcjo. tho mil
was for tho relief of Dr. John Ilollins
Mulllalr, who resides at 2')2I)
I strcqt. Mr. Cleveland, as n
reason for X'ctolng thu bill, said
thnt ho did so becauso It pioposcd
to susticnd tho ccncral and wholesome
laws for the purpose of granting what
appeared to bean undcseivcd gratuity.
McDlalr, who had entered the army I
In 1801, xvns retired In 1S03 by moans
of a retiring board finding that ho was
Incapacitated for service. This find
ing was approved by President Lin
coin, but six months later he revoked
bis Older and directed that Mclllatr be
placed on the retired list only for tho
time dining which the order had been
McDlalr returned to the army, and In
1881, by a deciblon of lho Court of
Claims xvas dropped fiom the ranks.
Ho had submitted to this court a claim
for additional pay as a longevity nllow
snec. This couit decided the order of
tho President placing McDlalr back
into tho army xvns nugatorj", and that
Sinco October, 1803, tlio ofllcer had
not bcon connected xvith the nimy,
and xvns not entitled to tho pay
ho had received. Yestorday's Senate
bill restores McBlalr to tho Army, xvith
the rank as first lieutenant, wipes out
the Government's claim against him for
tho salary drawn by him" during the
txventy-ono years from 1808 to 1884, nnd
entitles him to back pay since 1881, nnd
also to tho longevity pay, which xvas not
allowed to him bv the Court of Claims.
Altogether he will havo something In
VOCAL WEAPONS Or THE OLEAGI
I Mini) (-'olton-Secil Oil or tlio Amorloin
lliiK SiinproMiMlv Timt 1 tlio
((luntlnil - Armiinoilt Jlclore llu;.
Jlil Sperial Wire from the CaiMot
The Agiicultural Commltteo ot tho
House gnvo ft hearing this morning
on tho compound lanl question.
W. W. Kimball of lloston was tho
Hist speaker. Hu nppearedln favor of .
the Congor bill to Impose a tax upon
and rcgulato tho manufacture, Bale, etc
of compound laid. Mr. Kimball said
that he would Introduce only such fads
as had developed.
Soon after the close of the Investiga
tions by tho Fiftieth Concrcss It secmeil
that some of tho honorable gentlemen
and Hi ins who had for years been large
manufacturers of these compounds, aud
xvho fticnuously opnospil.duilng the Fif
tieth Congicss, any legislation whatever,
suddenly came to thn conclusion thnt
there xvns really somo cause for com
plaint by tho legitimate packers of liotr
products nnd those who chose not to
depart from their time-honored cus
tom of producing only a strictly
pure lard.. Thereupon these manu
facturers decided to brand their cntiio
product of these compounds ns "com
The largest manufacturer of lard
compounds no longer exists tts a private
ill in, but has bceu merged Into a trust,
which Mr. Kimball called tho "cotton
oil Irust," and, therefore, the opposi
tion to Ihc mensure came from n pow
W. J. Ctiitis. of N. K. Falrbauk &
Co. of Chicago, asked permission to
I ask Mr. Kimball a few questions, but
1 the commltteo decided not to allow him
to do this, becauso it might open nn
nigumcut. Mr. Curtis snldtho xvns pre
pared to show that xvhat Mr. Kimball
said had no foundation in fact.
Alexander Wedderburn of Alexan
dra, Va., representing tho Stato Grange
of Virginia, stated that he represented
no interest other than that of the pro
ducer, lie was fully in nccoid xvllh
tho Conger bill. Tho adulteration of
hog lord was destroying our commerce
tho neighborhood of $20,000 to collect i in "this niticlc with foreign countries.
He had received numerous letteis fiom
fnimeis nil ovor the country. All of
fiom the Government
KIDtfAl'l'ING A rKKSlDKNT.
I.arlilnR Sophomores llrenk
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 19. The presi
dent of Cornell's fieshman class xvas
kidnapped .by a party of sophomores
last evening and his present where
abouts haX'c not been dlscovcicd by his
clnssmatos Tho sophomores somo
time ago arranged to hold their annual
class banquet at Aubuin next Friday
night. It leaked out yesterday that
the freshmen would hold their banquet
at Ithaca on the same evening.
In order to embairass the freshmen
Hie soph's determined to capture their
presiding officer and hide him away
until after the banqueting night. List
evening the freshman picsident, D. P.
Chapiu of Antrim, N. IL, was called to
his uoaiding-housc door by five or six
sophs, who hustled him into a carriagu
end drove away with him. It is thought
that he has been taken to some lonely
farmhouse for safekeeping.
ick r.vMi.Ni: i'eaki:i.
Tlio Cioj) in tlio Kunnslien Is Sulci to hit
Ice dealers claim there will not be an
ice famine next summer. In nu inter
view to-day Mr. T. A. Lamb6it, presi
dent of the Great Fnlls Ice Company,
"The ice haivesl at the Kennebec
Is drawing to a close. It has been ex
ceedingly favorable. The Ice averages
in thickness fifteen inches and is of
ciystai clearness. Tiicro lias ueen a
remarkable absence of snow aud the
quantity has been equal to the storage
facilities along tho nver. It Is believed
thdt the field at the I'enobscot will equal
that of former years and tho various
ponds along the coast will not be behind
their usual supplies."
iicng roi: ms cm. mi:.
atcCovIIatfUlil rends tend
.Xluriler of a C.lrl.
Pikusvillk, Kx, Feb. 10. -Ellison
Mountt, xvas hauged hcio ycsteiday for
participating in the murder of Miss
Alafair McCoy and her brother. He
remained cool to the last, nnd declared
him to engage in the murder.
Threats had been made by Mounts'
friends to rescue him, but gieat precau
tions had been taken nnd no "disturb
ance occurred, Tho execution was wit
nessed by a largo ciowd.
these showed that tho farmcis wore
hcuitily in favor of tho Conger bill.
Mr. Wcddciburn said the manufac
turers received $7,000,000 for their lard
lost year, xvhile the fanners leceived
only .,000,000. Mr. Wedderbum read
a letter fiom Ralph Ucamont. a incuibcr
of tho cxecullx-o commltteo of the
Knights of Labor, stating that tlio
Knights of Labor wero heaitily In favor
of tho Conger bill.
Colonel Bingham said tho Patrons of
Husbandry believed in making every
largo manufactory placo upon etch
packngo of their product n state
ment of exactly what it contains.
The fnrmcis wanted a law "that would
compel these Jews to put on their pio
duct exactly what it was."
This closed the statements of thosi
in rnvor of tho hill, and Gcoigo II
Webster, a member of the linn of
Armour & Co., Chicago, began a st de
ment agaiust tho proposed legis
lation. ' lie said that compound
laid was not an adulteration,
theie xvas nothing unhealthy or hurt
ful in it. Tho industry deserved en
couragement from tlio Government,
because many thousand poisons xveie
suppoitcd by it, and becauso this
product was healthful and economical
to tho consumers. The lard packed by
Almoin' & Co. was branded and labeled
In a manner that left no doubt as to
lis quality. The peoplo did not require
tho proposed legislation. Thoy did not
desiro nnd the Treasury did not need it.
The people of tho country had not asked
for this legislation.
Tho compound laid Industry bene
fited the pconlo by furnishing them
with nn economical food product, and
it would not help tho country to enact
tho proposed laws. In consequence of
this legislation the sales of all American
lard had fallen off In Europe. Iu
Franco, particularly, the falling off
had been noticeable,
Somo pure American lard had bceu
seized iu France, and taxed nt nn
eighth of a ce,nt a pound, on tho ground
that in contained cotton-seed oil when.
In fact, it contained nono. Tho agitation
of tho question beforo the Agricultural
Lommittco had seen tuo cause ot Ar
rnour Uo. branding tlicir compound
Hatfield outlaw gang f6rccd ' '"" . ,s" ?P- .
iiii. n uubiui auiu, iu uuanui iu .in.
Ilnteh, that ho know of no firms
in this country xvhlch manufactured
compound lard and failed to brand it as
such. Mr. Webster stated that if anv
legislation woro enacted ho hoped it
might bo that contained in the Faulk
llcniy C. Butcher, representing the
Southern Cotton-seed Oil Company,
made n statement, in xvhlch hu said
that the purpose of tho Conger bill
seemed to be to destroy the compound
hud industiy. It was clear that the
pin pose of the hill was to benefit the
hog-iulMng industry at the expense of
The bill, should It become a law,
would also tend to injure tho cotton
seed laising industry. Tho industry
lepicscnted by himself, said Mr.
Butcher, was a comparatively
new one, nnd it surely xvas
not proper for Congress to enact
Icgis-littion that would serve to put a
check on it. There was no question
that lcfined cotton-seed oil contained
nothing deleterious to health.
Tho committee then ijdlourned until
Tlio Alilmtt Oprru Sale To-morrow.
The advnnce salo for the Emma Abbott
opera season uoxt week, at tho National,
will begin to-morrow morning at the box
otllce ot time theatre. Tlio operas uru
"j.rnaDi," "i.rown uiamnnus," "iioucmiau
Girl," "Martha" (with Abbott's "Last itoso
of Summer"), "II Trovatore," "Norma,"
'Kotnco and Juliet" and ".Mikado." Tlio
season opens next Monday night with "Mr
uanl." Lmina Abbott Is fillliur the present week
at Baltimore, and so far tho week has been
n gratifying triumph, not only for herself,
hut for her company. Tho press of that
city call tho performances "superb," aud
hcoro to tho credit of tho entire orgariir.a.
Hon, Abbott, the casts, choriu aud orches
tra, a "brUUanttrliiuiph," and concede the
spkmlor with which tlio operas are staged,
Hist as splendid a season awaits Washing
ton noxt weolr, Tho Abbott oiganizatlon
is tho most powerful ever seen m P.ngllsh
opera in tho country, and mora money has
been expended Iu preparing the operas than
was over beforo known Iu English opera.
Tun 'ritttiTiKiii annual statement of the I
L'imltablo Life Absuiauco Society appeals i
to-day. Tho exact Ilguies ot the account J
are Iu every Instance linger than tho up- '
proximate figures Issued in u piclimlnuty
btatcmont at tho beginning of the jcar. '
AWe M07,l50,:i0!) I
Surplus.... 2J,Wl,07l I
New asiiiranco written l!)sy'fl7r,2ij, 11)0. I
Outstanding business, .i;:ll,0Hi1G0G. I
l.ouUnTlilrliaiill'K JW Murium Visit. !
Louise Thlehault, alias ilanctt, tho fe
male companion of Cabhier Sllcott, te- i
turned to the city j est erdiiy and was seen
parading Pennsylvania avenue. She was
heavily veiled and was accompanied by a
flabbily diuscd woman, 'lho two took
supper w Itli a malorilcnd in an Avcnuo
restaurant and liinnedliiteh left town. Al
though there was a luwunl oiTcied for the
nnprcheublon of l.ouibo, she could not oven
he arrested, as thcio Is no indictment
against her. It Is presumed that alio cuius
back to tho city to dispone of the furniture,
etc, left behind In lho L stitet apartment,
which had been fitted up for her by Sllcott.
'I lie police knew of her uu Ivid In tlio city
but lor the reason already mentioned made
no attempt to an est her.
'A M"W iiiioom Is good for three dujs,"
but Old Saul's Catarrh Cure Is good for
every stage of catarrh, liilluciua, etc., cur
ing them and preventing any lll-ellccls. 'J5
cents every where.
Mr. l'orter' Uiixo Ilsiulneit,
Tito charge of obtaining inonoy 'under
f also pretences, width was preferred against
David L'ssex I'oiter, son of Aduilial Porter,
was dlsmUfed jesteubiy afternoon by
Judge Miller and the accused was lelcased,
Hqu do Xou Keep Your IIiiuiU ho Soft
Uud nbtto, tarried I use Atkixsox's
Almond Meal to wash with,
Why drink t'otoraao muddy water when
)0ti can get Portner's Vienna Ileer.
Tried to Hot) a Street Car.
John Stcx'cuson, a 17-ycar old negio,
honiiled nn M-sticct car last evening
with nn unknown companion, nnd made
all the fuss ho could, ills idea, presum
nbly, being to Induce the diix'or to
come back and put hlra off, while his
companion went I'oiwnrd to rob tho
cash-box. Tho scheme didn't xvork,
though, for the drher stuck to his post
until n policeman came In sight, when
lie gave Johnson in charge. Tho young
mnn xvas sent down for four months on
a cluugo of disorderly conduct.
In Asjlunn Though Sane.
Si' m n , Wash., l'eb. 10. A Jury hi tho
I'lohato ( 'oiirt has decided that Homer C
Itiow n Is eaiio and he has been granted his
llbcity. lirown Is 00 years old) and for the
latt twenty years bus been coutlned hi dlf
fu nt iis)Iums Iu this country, Ho Is ono
of four hi others and the others aro all rich.
The btllif Isstioug that ho has been pei
eicutcil all his life tor property reason. Ho
Is uhoiit hi oheu down from his tonlluu
niCKts. Win drink Potomac muddy water when
jou can git Portner's Vienna Deer.
Sold r.liiuur to a SI I nor.
Louis Schuabel was convicted Iu tho
Police Court this afternoon on a charge of
selling liquor to a minor) but under tho
clicuinstanccs Judgment was siisiieuded.
Tho hoy had represented that his nuttier
sent him for tho whUhy.
Win drink Potomac muddy water whtu
jou can get Portner's Vienna lleer.
At New York, Uallla, from Liverpool.
Passed tho Lliard, Seandla, from New
At Boston, Herman, from Antwerp.
"50 40' or fight." Bee "War" HoherU
son's advertisement InTim sJu-nuav Cm iiCi
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