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THE WASHINGTON CIUTIC, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCUI 8,1890.
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WASHINGTON, MA.lt.fJH 8, 1890.
The 1)111 which Mr. McComns has
Introduced in the House, to prevent the
Sciryriinndciiiijj of Congressional dh
tiiets in the sovoinl States, is coircct in
principle. Utepeifoctiy trtio that the
Sinks have long c.vcrciied full contiol
over tlio mutter nml Hint the intcrfer
nce of Congress will seem revolution
"Hiy, ami, in a measure, nn Invasion of
The Constitutional provision in the
Inn Iter is that "the times, places and
manner of holding elections for Senators
mid llcprescntatives shall bo piescribed
in each Statu by tho Legislntuietheieof;
hut the Congress muy at any time Joy
law malc or alter such icuulntlous, ev
cejit ns to the places of choosing Sena
tois." Congress has, in the main, left
its powers in this direction in abeyance,
but it has never fulled to assert thorn at
the pioper time. For example, in 1812
Congi ess had occasion to look Into the
mutter of Congressional representation
nnd it enacted that Keprcseutatives ap
portioned to the different States under
the census of 1810, should be chosen
by districts composed of contiguous
The constitutional point has been
passed upon by the Supicmo Court,
nud thcie can be no doubt as to the la'
in the case. The Constitution distinctly
says that, in nil lespects, except that of
naming; the places for choosing Sen
iitors, Congicss has supieine autlioilty
to legulalo the tinier, places and maimer
of holding 'Conjjreslomil elections.
The bill intiodiiccd by Mr. Mi-Conns
ha" two clear points. It provides that
the teiritory of .1 Concessional district
shall not only be contiguous, but com
pact, and that the dispi.iity in popula
tion between the several districts of a
Stale shall not exceed 15,000. The ap
plication of those two provisions to the
ccirymanderlng practices of locent
yeaisis sufficiently nppirciit. For ex
ample, the counties of Berks nnd Le
high, In Pennsylvania, with a popula
tion of 188,500, elect a Democrat to
Congress, while the straggling district
of i Venango, Warren, McICcan and
Cameron counties, with a population of
119,375, sends a Republican. Here,
.alien, is a clear disparity of about
70,000. The cases of absurdly made
up and straggling districts arc numer
ous, nnd it is but just to say that in
theso gerrymandering tactics hoth. par
ties have, as they had opportunity,
The objectionable feat me of the Me,
Comas bill is its provision for the elec
tion of the Fifty-second Congress from
the Congressional distilcts that elected
the .Fifty-first. This provision is so
clearly retio-aclive, and it applies so
immediately to the Ohio case, that it
should be stilckeu out at once. All
fall-minded citizens have admitted that
the present arrangement of Congres
sional districts in Ohio is an outrago
upon a free people. The proper thing
to do, even In Ohio and perhaps, by
and hy, the Democrats will tlnd it the
best politics is to turn in and help to
make the best division of the Stnto pos
sible and then to depend for a mnjoiity
upon nominating the best candidates
lipon the most popular Issues.
tiik wir,i cask.
'I he court-martialing of Private Wild
nnd his sentence to excessive punish
ment have drawn renewed attention to
theitgiilallonRnnd methods in vogue for
maintaining discipline In the army.
It is generally thought that the fact
that desertions are the rule rather than
the exceptions may be accounted for
"by such cases ns that of this private.
Something must bo wrong In the
management of our nimy when almost
the only recruits that can bo gathered
into it aie fiom the slums and saloons
of the great cities. Something must be
iviong when any of Its olllceis, edu
cated nt the public expense and taken,
in the main, from humble circumstances,
uudcrUUe to lord it ovei the private
The trouble, In a great measuie,
itri'cs fiom the fact that in the establish
ment of our military system wo bor
lowed our regulations, tactics and no
tions of mllltaiy discipline direct
from Kngland. Tn l'ngland especially
the England of a by-gone d ly which wo
copied a great gulf is supposed to exist
between ollleeia and men. The Kng
lish Idea was that the olllceis woie, al
most exclusively, scions of aristocratic
families. The American plan, practi
cally, has been to pioduco nn Imitation
nobility at the West Point Government
school. This, of course, was never tho
intention, but It was nevertheless the
iictnal outcome of tho West Point plan.
The only wny In which tho trouble
which affects tho army uuu bo remedied
Is by establishing between ofllcers and
privates u fooling of decency nml mutual
aspect. This Is the only basis con
flstont with American institutions
tnuu two iiONDiiKi) and thiity pub
ngs In dlffeient parts, of the.
iro clamoring for Congres-
fJonal fnvor and aid. It is surprising
io observe how unanimous tho feeling
of till classes js for t&o "old Hog and ftn
appropn ill' n 1'uli mih,i p ir
ltlon of that kind, i ip I dlv Hi i t'l i
tvlntc to tho cref tinn of isLyniu '
uic, should bo ortK'fulh scrutinized.
When a Fedoial building Is needed and
can be properly supplied It should bo
built at once, and Its utpatnc to tho
Go eminent should bo comp natively a
mat tor of secondary consideration.
AVhcii it is not necdud the Government
will art wisely In waiting, and, throimh
n iudlelous discrimination, abetter class
of public buildings will bo obtained.
A IIOOI) XH.1I I.N.I HON,
The signature of the i'lesldent has
made law of the bill pased last week
by Congress, piovldlng for the ap
pointment of nn Assistant Seciotnry of
War. The necessity for suoh nn olll
cial will icadlly appear when It Is con
sidered that the War Dcpailmont gives
husiniss to about 1,700 dorks and that
tho growing inteiests of tho country
limeade the volume of this bushiest
Tho liveis and Inubnis npproprk
tlons, which sue not likely to diminish
in tho near future, nlieady entail nn
immense amount of wotk and lcspon
slbility upon tho Depirtment. The su
pervision of the construction of bridges
over navigable waters, the lejectlou or
appiovnl of plans, the regulation of
iates of toll nnd many other duties of
this kind come nlo within its prov
ince. Besides, tho Dcpaitment has to
furnish all the data as to soldiers'
rccoids, upon which all pension nnd
other militnry claims' me adjusted, and
thcie is no leason to hello vo that It
cannot tlnd nmplo scope and r.iugo of
duty for n second Dop.utmental head.
One nomination for tho new posl
tlon has been made with greit unanim
ity. It is that of Mr. John Twecdalc,
tho picsent efficient and popular chief
cleik of tho Depaitincnl. Mr. Twcc
dnlo is in eveiy way qualified for the
place and will make an excellent As
sistant Sccicttuy. His nimy rccoid is
honorable throughout. His unowlcdeo
ofeveiypart of the woik of the De
partment Is unexcelled For many
yenishohas enjoyed the confidence of
its successive heads nnd is intimately
informed in legard to tho mlnuti.e of
its general inanogcincut. He has the
lcquisilo personal qualifications and is
nn accomplished, urbane and obliging
gentleman. Beyond question his ap
pointment would give gcnpral satisfac
tion. Tin: AccMsniu.m and geneial con
venience of Washington as a convention
city has been frequently demonstrated
of late. Another convention of nn uu
usually inteicsting chni.ictcr will ho
held here on tho 25lh of this month.
It is a confeicnce of tho educators of
the coloicd jouih ot the country and
will cmbrnco the piesldcnts and pro
fessors of several univcisttios and col
leges, and, indeed, of many of tho lead
ing institutions of the South. In the
present condition of the race question,
and in view of the discussion of educa
tion in its relation to the solution of
that question, the meeting of these edu
catois cannot fall to piove Important and
A Mr.ABViti; 'io iucieaso the duty on
hops to almost tluec times tho pieseut
rate does not seem to bo demanded by
the ciicunistoiices of the case. Its ef
fect, of coinse, would bo to OKcludc all
foreign hop3, hut it would nlso stop the
cnuutiy's export tiado in that product.
Last year the exports of hops wore al
most double tho Imports. Our brewers
at present impoit hops from Germany
to mix with domestic hops to improve
the flavor and quality of the beer. The
German brewcis leclproeato by buying
mice quantities of American hops.
This Intel change is satisfactory to those
most concerned, nnd may bo presumed
to be tho best practicable.
Tin: kactiiut the demand for free
raw materials comes mainly from Now
L'ngland, which for half a centuiy has
favored protection, Is significant. It
shows bow much the conditions of
manufacturing and tho state of the
markets have changed. The signifi
cance of this fact is emphasized by tho
additional fact that some leading Re
publicans among them Speaker Heed
and Chairman McKinley arc favor
abla to a tariff admitting raw m itcrials
The Senati: Commiti-ix on Military
Affniis has favoiably rcpoited a bill
providing for a division of the Signal
Coips into two buieaus, one of which
the weather huieau is to he trans
ferred to the Agilculttual Deputiuetit
on July 1, 1801, nnd the other of which
to be known as tho Signal Coips Is
to remain under the War Depaitment.
The proposed division and transfer
should be made, and thcie is every roi
son why tho bill should pass.
The iaii.no ui pioblciu Isnppaiently
In n fair way to bo tlioioughly dis
cussed. Yesteidny, In the Senate, Mr,
Sherman charactciied the occupation
of sliccts both by the B. & O. and B.
& P toads ns an oulragonnd as amount
ing to an actual confiscation of piop
erty. The stieet railway systems aluo
came up for coiihlderation, and were
mnde the subject of Kccral amend
ments, upon which no decisive action
The genehu, feeling of tho countiy
Is that the subject of Southern outrages
has been sulllclontly discussed. Tho
Hoely Mountain i'eirn says wisely ami
tiuly "The advent of railroads, the
extension of business mid the cultiva
tion of trade between tho different sec
tions of tho countiy will do moio to
(tbnlttih outingcs than all tho speeches
that wcio ever published in the Canyi-M-fioiml
It iBniHucui.T khi legislative bodlos
to learn that, after the Indispensable
limit lias been parsed, the less that leg
islation Is indulged In tho better off the
Stnto will bo. South Dakota has pond
Ing a prohlbitoiy liquor law so full of
i emulations, pains and penalties as tn
be nearly as long ns n Pieiddent's mos
sage, but not nearly as harmless.
The Lm. Shoiii: Hallway dUiuter
calls for thoiough investigation. Of
course nothing that can now bo dls
(overedor done will lestoio life to tho
mangled vietlmsof tho accident or heal
the hints of tho lujuicd pusuougors.
mill, the accident is so far from being
i tho stereotyped kind that it merits
PC$&1 ftltenUon. The mishap vim oo
canlonod by tho collision of two sec
tion", into which, what at starting was
one train, broke. It is alleged that this
snmc tinlti patted three times within
2(10 miles before tho final catastrophe
occuntd, If this Is true, thoio must
have been some very culpiblo nogll
pence, and a rigid examination as to tho
caues of the disaster Is Imperatively
Tiik Bo'roM Hentld lccognics con
splcuous ability in tho cases of four
public men well-known throughout the
country. Ono of them is Congiessman
Gicenhnlge of Massachusetts, whoso
clevornesg and capacity have boon duly
acknowledged. Ono Is Mr. Wilson of
Wist Vliginln, who has established his
claim to be regaftlod as the orator of
the House. Senator' 'ICenna, of the
same State, created n stiong improssion
by n great speech delivered fouryoars
ago, and Senator Spoonor of Wiscon
sin has more than rmco thrilled tho
Senate villi his eloquence. Theciun
tiy has a light to expect a good do d
from Usable men.
Whim: the Si:naii: is having sj
much trouble In dellnlng "sedition"
nnd applying the won! to the alertness
nnd intelligence of newspaper men in
reporting their sccict proceedings, It Is
suegestcd that they should apply to
Spcakei Heed for the definition they.
need. Mr. Peed succeeded to a charm
in defining tho void "quoiutn." Ills
muscle mny be equal to tackling tho
woidpedition in its Dolphlan sense.
AicoiiutNit to ins own statement,
Fiist Assistant Postmaster-General
Clnikson has in the pist year tui nod out
111,000 postmasters. By actual com
putation this accounts for tho decapita
tion of a postmaster eveiy four or live
minutes during the actual time of 'offi
cial activity in the whole year. vThe
First Assistant Postmaster-General de
serves lccocnitlon for duo diligence and
Ir Si:?atok Joxr.s' bill for the issue
of coin ceittflcatcs on the bislsof sil
ver deposits weio to pass, it is argued
that theic would then be no need for
tho "gieenbacks" and national bank
notes as pait of our currency. Tho
new notes would bo money nnd the
lastielics of the war in the currency of
tho country would naturally pass away.
The defeat or iiam.ot reform In West
Virginia by I'cpublicans and In Maryland by
Democrats leads Tun Wvsuiscitos Ciiitic
(Kep.) to regard It ns being "lll.o tho
tariff a local issue," Xcw Yoik Uicahui
Hold on. Tin: Qr.iTic is not a He
llncomi:u BnuenN enunciation of
the principle that as human beings are
educated they become less fecund has
stined up tho Uepublleans of Mts
souii. They now advocate mow
schools for the Bombon counties.
Senvtoii Tuni'ii: yesteidny handed
in a petition from fortj-thieo citizens of
Indiana piaying for the passage of a
Sunday Best law. These must bo
When Phesident Pno Tnu. Isu ua.i
wants a quorum or Senatois to attend
to the oideily dispatch of business,
strange to say, he finds It in the res
taurant. PURELY PERSONAL
L'ditor Jones of St.
Louis says his
nomination oi uievelanu lor lWi was
only incidental. Jones needs a magni
fying glass to enable him to see things
in their true pot poi lions.
According to Concrcssman Chcadlc.
Blocks-of-Five Dudley is one of the
noblest men on this continent. Cheadle
Bhould get a patent out on this allega
tion. It takes the prio.
Cnmpanlnl has had a surgeon at
woik on his throat, but it Isn't likely
that surgical skill can bring back his
old-time voice. He will have to ho
bom again to accomplish that.
Chief Justice Fuller declines to re
move his mustache, despite the criti
cism that is leveled against It. Jfo has
a perfect right to wear it. It is one that
belongs to biin.
The late Editor Cowlcs of the Clovo
land Leader lived and died In mortal
fear of the Pope's toe. Nevertheless,
ho was an able editor, and made a good
Senator Allison gets theic again. His
leading opponent was Bestow, but all
tho bestowing was on Allison.
The First Year.
Fitun Hit lloilon Jfaalil.
As far as we have obseived comment
on the fust year of the adminlstiation
of President Ilauison by the press, the
enthusiasm expiessed for it by tho jour
nals of the pariy which he repiesents
bears no sort of propoitlou to tho oppo
site quality, ns manifested in tho piess
of the other way of thinking. Tho
cainesl wilting is confined almost en
tirely to the latter class.
An Illlistlioui Prdciiclunt,
Kwm Hit Xtio Vol I buu,
"LIge," said Mr. Harrison, "they
call me a nepotist because 1 look after
"That's about tho sl?o of It," icplied
the private sccietaiy.
"Well, it's too bad. 1 am simply
following in tho steps of Washington.
Ho was the Father of his Country, and
I'm blessed If ho didn't look after his
countiy tho Hist thing."
A Double Team.
fiom tht Munchetltr I iilon.
With Tom Heed miming things iu
tho House of Representntis'cs and In
galls on deck In the Senate, tho Repub
lican cranks should bo happy. Such a
1 combination Is well calculated to please
tho siioutcis, anil wlinl tlicy lino gener
ally disgusts every honest thinking
llirlnc n Yliiillvutur,
h'rum tht I'AUuileliihla Tlinf.
AVhen tho icpoit of tho civil service
investigation shall bo made it Is prob
able that Editor Hatlon will need to
hiiu sonio ono to show how he has been
Light footed .March, wild maid of Spring,
Your frolic footstep hither stray'
Smiles blent with team will April bilug
'T!s April's ecnllinentul way
Hut jour wild winds with laughter ring,
While oung and old your will obey)
A moment hero, then on tho wing,
C'oqutjttlth March, what games you play!
I know a inntd as blithe asjou--
Child of the lee-Khig nnd tho Suu
At her fnb feet fond lovers woo;
MielluuU and jeers them, every one,
And then she smiles omo more thoy sue,
'(lien blows alio cold they are undone;
Oh March1 could J on or sho bo tuio.
Then all wero naught, to jou wero won.
Jjium Chin ( r foul 'Ion li the Lit list' tlomt
THE SOCIAL WORLD,
Mrs. Harrison's reception yosteiday
nfternoon from 3 to 4 o'clock wfre un
usually crowded and a very pleasant
one, as the greater number of those pres
ent weio nil personal friends. The lied
Parlor has seldom presented n moio at
tractive appearance, as tho blinds wero
diawn, the apartment lighted with
brnss and crystal lamps and n flro of
crackling logs In tho open fireplace gave
cvciythlng n homelllt o.cosy appearance.
Mrs. Harrison's gown was of
black nnd scarlet broendo, nnd sho was
assisted in receiving by Mrs. Mclfeo, In
a gown of French gray silk and wool,
with front and vest of black and white
striped silk, and .Miss Grace Davis, In
stone giay Henrietta cloth, with vest of
gold embroidery. Among the callers
wero Mrs. and Miss Windntn, Mrs No
ble, Mmo. Romero, Mis Mcnoe.il, Mrs.
McComas, Mrs. Ingall', with Ma
Sander', wife of tho member-elect from
Montana, and Miss Martin of Topeki,
Miss Grace Demo Lllchfleld, Miss How,
Alts, ana Miss JlcKccvcr, Mis. Uivld It
Mckcc, Mrs. John Hay, Mrt.
Washington McLean, Mts." Ha7on,
Mrs. Senator Mnndersou, Mis. Hoes,
Miss Gouvcrncur, Mrs. 3'dwnrd Hollt
day, Mis. and Miss Preston, Mrs. Haw
ley, Mrs. Major Powell, Mrs. MoMll
llti, Colonel and Mrs. Christie, Mrs
Belknap, Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Lamar, Mrs
Walthall, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Fit.hugh
Lee, Mrs, Jackson ot Now York, Miss
Virginia Johnson, Miss Deuver, Mrs.
Jeremiah Wilson, Miss Anna Wilson,
Mrs. Win. Thompson Harris and Mrs.
Commissioner MacDonnld, with Mrs.
Woolston nnd Mis. Cilley of Boston.
Mis. Wannmaker held the fltst of her
lnformnl Friday afternoons iu Match
ycBteidny from 3 to u o'clock, during
which time a laige nuniberof callers
wciepitscnt in the ball loom, whoie
the hostess stood to lcccive, according
to each as lhcy cnteiod nheaity wel
come. Mrs. Wanamaker's gown was
of black moire antique brocaded In
broad flowered stripes. Miss Wana
maker wore a gown of soft wool mate
rial In French giay nnd picsided at a
small dalntily-sprend tea table at the
end of the ball-room near the entrance.
Madame de Smirnoff gave a delight
ful rausicalc yesterday afternoon at hor
apartments, 1021 1 street, where sho was
assisted iniecolvtng her guests by her
sister, Mis. Wadsworth of New York.
Madame Mcndouca was assisted in
entertaining her many calleis yesterday
afternoon by her daughterswho pro
sided in the dining-room, whero they
served Brazilian coflec, with wafers and
small cakes. Miss Mcndouca served
punch In the library.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Anthony Pollokwill en
tertain the French Class to-night nt a
musicalc, at which Count cl'Arco Valley
and Madam do Smirnoff will sing.
Mrs. Cilley of Cambridge, Mass., is
the guest of her sister, Mis. Puttcison.
Mrs. Woolston of Boston, president of
one of the lending literary societies ot
that city, is also In Washington visiting
Mr. .and Mi s Lawrence Turnuro gave
n mus'icalent their home on Fifth ave
nue Friday oenins, which was largely
attended by the fashionable society of
New York. Mis Hlliott and Mmo
Pcmheilon liincks sang, and, after
supper, the Hungarian Band played t'oi
dancing. K.x-Secietary and Mr.
Whitney were among those picsent.
The Emergency Clnss mot yesterday at
tho residence of Mrs. Ilildiup, on Iowa
The President and Mis. Htuiison, ac
companied by Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Kus
foII Harrison ami Mr. llalfoid, occupied
a box- ntAlbaugh's last cveulng,
4.r.lli:ATCltY AND I.ITTI.i: WOOL."
VTliul Ik Sulci or the Civil Son loo In.
The House Committee on Reform in
the Civil Service is feeling a great
sense of iclief to-day. The ex-ainlna-tton
of Prtiil, erstwhile postmaster at
Milwaukee, ended yesterday, and,
Vfhcn ho steppped down from the wit
ness stand, tho investigation of the
Ilntton charges was nt an cud.
There Is n feeling among a good many
Congressmen that, this has been n case
of "gi cat cry and little wool." A Re
publican Repicsentntive from Wiscon
sin said this morning to The Critic
that ho foiled to scewhatgood had been
accomplished for anybody by the inves
tigation. He said it looked very much
like n useless expenditure of public
money to saddle the expense of Investi
gating tho matter on the Government,
lie seemed to think that thoso who had
brought tho charges should pay the cost
of examining Into them.
It is uudoi stood that the committee
will on Monday begin an Investigation
of tho operation of the Civil Serv
ice law. Tho Butterworth charge
is, substantially, that tho party
which Is in power manages to corral
tho offices just the same ns In the good
old spoils system of yore. The effect
of tho substantiation, ot this charge
would bo to discredit the present sys
tem. The Ilntton charges aie not generally
regaided by Congressmen as nlfccting
the system, even if it be admitted that
they aro pioven. They nffect only the
personnel of the Commission. Tho ut
most that their c-tnbllsbniont could
accomplish would be a change of Com
mis'siuners. and tint rests not with
Congress, but with the President. Tho
establishment ot tho Butteiwortii
ehiuge, on the other hnnd, would illg
ciedit tho system Itself and might load
to Its abolition or essential modifica
tion. CI.r.ltlCAI. Oil A Ml KS.
l'iniiiotliMtH, l!eilc;iiHtloni4 nml Appoint.
luoDtH In tlio Dopiirtmmitft
In the Tiensuiy Depaitment the fol
lowing pinmotlons hnvo been made;
Thomas Robinson of Georgia, from
class Unco to class four; Miss M. F.
Bailey of tlio District of Columbia,
from 1,000 to class 1, and Miss A. S.
I'm sons of New Yoik, fiom 'fcDOO to
ir.1.000 in the ollleo of tho First Comp
tioller; P. C. Hyom of New Yoik, from
class two to class three, In the ofllco of
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
and N. W, Tryon or Indiana, from ijO
to $S40, in the ollleo of tho Tieasurer
of the United States.
Chnrles L. Elmugh, Missouri; Helen
H. House, Ohio; Aithui' W. Allen,
South Carolina Charles L. Snyder,
Michigan, Nat. V. Euslov, Tennessee,
Thomas D Hallett, New Jetsey; George
II. Saftoul, Alabama, Aitl.ur L. Die
trich, Kentucky; Uhnilcs A. Johnson,
Missouri, and lleiuy Liddell, Callfoi
nla, have been peimniiently appointed
cleiksof class $1. 000, 1n the ofllco of
tho Ruigcoii-Gencial Howard Ed
munds, District of Columbia, and Or
lando M. McPhcrson, Kansas, class ono,
Adjutant-General's Ollleo, havo io
signed. Elcanei Wood, elork cla'sS
f 1 ,000. Signal Ofllco, has icsigncd.
the Ntnife Door
Adorer And, pictty ono, tell mo
w hat Is j our father's business'
Coin Fee Oh! Ho fuinUhosgiils for
the ballet, 1 have soven sister-..
When gullcillig fluui piles It fa never
uceet sary to apply leeches to tho Inflamed
pant when Old haul's I'llo Ointment, that
dim' iiia nod for piles, Is used persistently,
I'rlco "i ccutu per box.
Mil SIOKSK'S TIHM'lltilW.
Ills Orrnt Snceifn u n I'nn MnUorfor
Riprescntallo Elijah V. Mono is
having a harder tlmo with tho news
paper than Senator Blair, says tho Now
York Sun, The latter complains that
the papers do not print enough about
his speech, while Mr. Morso holds that
they print too much about whit ho does
anil what ho docs not do. Mr. Morso
has tnken stem to counteract tho effect
of tho publications. A few days ago a,
Western newspipcr printed n dispatch
from Washington to tho effect that Mr.
Morso dcllvcicd a speech In tho House
on tho subject of tho new rules, and had
luovidcd tho concspondents of the
Boston papcis with n copy of tlio speech
In advance of Its delivery In which tho
wonls "applause," "laughter," etc.,
wero Interlined, Later in the day, tho
lory went, Mr. Moiscsent a telegram
to tho couespomlcnts which read as
follows: 'Speech delivered; add at
bottom, gicat npplnuso on the Republi
This piuagraph was copied into tho
Eastern papers nnd caused Mr. Morse
great oimoynncc. lie determined to re
buko his slandcicrs. Ho, therefore, at
the cost of much time and trouble, so
cuicd the signatures of tho correspond
ents of seven Boston papers to a. state
ment denying tliatlu tho copy furnished
the words "npplnuso," "laughter," etc,,
wero Intcillucd. Six of tho statements
contained also n denial that any tdo
grnm whatevci had been received. In
statement No. 7 no lofcrcnco was made
to tho telegram, and the denial was con
fined simply to tho charge of tho inter
ling of "laughter," "applause," etc.
Mr. Moiso was very shrewd in not
leferring to tho tclegiam iu tlio seventh
statement, for tho reason that ho did
send n telegram to tho correspondent of
n lending Boston paper, hi which he did
request that the woids "great laughter
on tho Republican sido" bo added nt
the bottom of the copy. The hard
woiking Congressman from tho district
once lepiesented by John Qutncy
Adom9 has piobably not noticed that ho
committed n fatal enorin having six of
the statements deny the fact of the tele
gram and leaving It out in the seventh,
but then he is piobably happy in think
ing thct he has fooled the public.
I'roIefiiMir Ooro Talk About llnrly
Notions Uociirdlns II,
Professor J. II. Goto gave an inter
esting lecture yesterday nfternoon nt
Columbia University, his subject being
"Some Primitive Notions Rogardine
the Uneth, ijs Shnpo and Structtuc."
General Giecly and a number of other
distinguished scientists were in attend
Professor Goie llist took up tho
primitive notions of tho Greeks nnd
Hindoos, who thought tho eaith was
suspended over twelve columns, and
they wcio in the habit of offering sacri
fices to keep the columns from falling
down. Newton, ho said, fiist advanced
tho thcoiy that thecal th was flattened
nt tho polls, which was cnntrniy to the
belief Of the Fiench scientists. The
eftoit now, the speaker declared, was
to deteimiiio tho exact si.o of the
An Uimiitliorli'il Appeal,
Secrclniy Proctor has icceived n tele
gram from tho San Francisco "Com
niittce of the Unemployed" asking for
aid and food. The committee gave uo
names and no evidence of heiug author
ized to make such n lcqucst, and tho
Secretary decided not to considei tho
Wliul 31oro .Sootliliis
after shaving, or refreshing after a dusty
day, than Lavender but tho best, by far,
you will And Is Atkinson's.
IT IS A MYSTERY
Why people will allow
To inn into
To end in
To develop into
To pass into
Taken internally, In sweetened water,
will check any cough or cold. Used
externally, will remove any ache or
pain. It has been sold unlveisally for
roit SALIC T, ITO.
BEAirnrui, lot onn st .nbj.k l-rrir,
nearly opposite British Minister's, 'Jit
101 to 30 foot alley, iier foot $. 35.
I'luilda am, opposite Kalorama, lot 23x100,
between Mass avo. and It st.; bargain.
II J Ing taken tho agency of tho London As
suranco Company, with assets of motathan
JK.OCO.OOO, I am pieparcd to Insure housos
fnrulturo und proporty o' every description
at the lowest rule., I will also Insuro prop
erty In an) of tho local companies If preferred.
A nice little lot on D t. n v., near 2d, lOiCO,
HOUSES FOll KENT AND POR SALE.
Lots In ull parts nf the city.
For those eeeklug lnORtmonts In tho West
u most dUKlrablc square or ground In l'uoblo,
Col., "tho I'lttuburg ot tho Wmt," Proper
ties aro Increasing hi nluo with amaziug ra
pidity. II UAL KhTATE OKI ICT.
.10HN 11. WIGHT.
1108 (1 Street Northwest,
Neat the Kings Ilou-e.
Call at my ofllco and get ono of my maps ot
W ashlngton tt
! on Teiiiialljtown Itoad and Woodloy
Lane, opposite Oak Vlow. Kleetrlo railway
Imcka now laid to thoso lots, whloh hare
uldownlks In front nnd 'U3 mains. Price)
lower than intked foi other lots iu Immediate
vicinity. Small cash ptymonts. Monthly or
yeaily tlmo given at 5 per cent. Interest.
11EALL. 1IKOWN A f'O . 11J1 V st.
DUNUP'S SPRING STYLES.
The Fifth .Uuino Stylo of Silk nnd Derby
Hats for bpring wear Issued today. Duntap
.V; Co. of New York nio tho acknowledged
Intiodnce-rH of hcadgearln Arnotlca and their
styles lor this uenson are a mane) of boauty.
soli: agents roit this cjtv,
mail dAS.Sw DOS PcnnsylvanU Avo
COMMIHSIONim OK ni;Kis.
B. BUNDY, COM'It OFDEED3 FOR ALL
Biatos and Territories, 41b La. ave., opp.
fun at thi: iti:romt snoot
Annual Kntortnlninant bj ft lnmntei
Tho annual entertainment by tho in
mates of tho Reform School was given
in tho chnpol of that Institution last
evening in tho piescnco of n largo num
ber of visitors from the city. An excel
lent pi ogrammo was provided nnd car
rlqd out in n manner which would have
done no discredit to professionals. It
consisted of songs, recitations, character
sketches and instrumental music, and
tho visitors wero delighted with the
manner In which tho youthful prisoners
ncqumeu uiomsctvcs. Tlio musical
poitlon of tho entertainment wns In
chnrgo of William 1C. Cohen, organist
of tho Foundry Church, who was as
sisted by cqrnetlsts Dr. W. E. DIolToii
derfcr and Gcorgo II. Chandler.
Bcforo thccntcilainmont opened Col
oncl G. A. Shnllcnbcrgcr, suporlntcn
dent of the school, delivered n brief
address iu which ho asked tho audience
to ovcilook any delects which might oc
cur in the programme owing to the haste
with which it wns pioparcd, It tinned
out, however, that no apology was nee
cssary, for tho make-up and the acting
of the young prisoners left nothing to
Mr. A. J. Falls made a brief nddiess
to the boys, full of kindly advice.
Grand Opportunity Turn Trip to llnltl
more nt it Komurlcnblj Low l'lcurn,
Fifty cents Is tho exceedingly low rata
announced by the l'ennsjlvanlaltailroad
for tho round-trip to Dnltlmoro for tho
llootb-Modje-ska performance this ovcnlug.
Only tho regular round-trip railroad
ticket will bo required on these specials
Ticket for ovenine performauco can bo
procuicd at tho Hollldny-strcot Theatre.
Ot Now York and Boston,
roit TimtiY i:aks mi:ciai.ist
I All TUB
Cure of Catarrh) Deafness, Asthma,
And Disraj os of tho
THROAT, LUNGS AND EAK,
Has Established nn Ollleo at
No. 1017 Fifteenth Street N.W.,
Mlicrc lie tan I to Coiisnllcil Ilntly
I'roni S u. in. Vi in., iiikI
From 3 (o fi p. in.,
In tho treatmontof tho abo e diseases. Dr.
IIG11T11II.T, employs his recent Invention
(highly approved by Mi Moroll Hakcnzlo
nnd other eminent throat Piicolallits, and
adopted in all tho throat hospital's In I.on
don), which eonortsauy liquid medldon
Instantaneously Into a apoious eoiislstonoy
60 very flno as to lomaln smpeiulod In tho
air llko smoko, and can bo Inhaled and
bioiiRlit In direct contact with tho whole
lesplratory tinct, fiom tho smallest cavity
In tho head and nasal passages to tho most
remote air-cells of the huijjs, without tho
slightest pain or discomfort, lly means of
this now treatment
In Its caillcf stage Is vosUUducmalle, and
cases advanced and consldorod as hopeless
can bo greatly benefited, tho troublosomo
cough mitigated, llfo piolongcd and mido
compnr.it Ivcly eomfortnblo.
No matter oC how long duration, from the
very beginning finds prompt l ellof, and which
Is shoi tly followed by a pormanont cure.
llilng enabled to send rcmedtals Into each
minute ca Ity or crovlco of the nasal passago
and head, destructlvo to tho bacilli or germ
upon which catairh In all Its forms depends
wo havo tho means to offect a complete nnd
permanent cure of this loathsomo complaint,
even In casos herotoforoghen up as Incura
ble Fiom the cry start tho good ellect of this
new treatment Isfclt. nasal obstructions aro
removed, hawking, coughing, hoarseness and
droppings In tho throat piomptly abate, and
tho breath bceomos puro. DEAFNESS from
eatarrhnl ciuies Is piomptly temovedj tho
eyes bteomo strong, all othoi symptoms dis
appear, and llniill j- a perfect and permanent
euro Is efTocted.
No, 1017 Fifteenth Stieet N, W,
iuntDicsrASB rrnE door.
Big Drop io Harness.
Buffl ot Road Harness.
$25 reduced (u .$18
$.'10 lTiluciiil (o $2(1
$H3 l'odiicod In $25
$40 reduced to $M
Carriage or Coupe Harness.
$40 reduced to $30
$50 reduced to $40
$6b reduced to $50
All Handr-Made Work.
Trunks and Traveling Satchels of All
Descriptions a Specialty,
Special attention given to tho
Repairing of TRUNKS and
K. KNEESSI & SON,
423 SE EM'JI STREET N. V .
Next to Odd-Follows Hall.
That Tired Feeling
Is experienced by almost coryono nt this
scaon, and many iwoplo rosorl to Hood's
Snuaparllla to drlvonway tho languor and
exhaustion. Tho blood, ladon with Impuri
ties which havo been accumulating for
months, movos sluggishly through tho veins,
tho mind Inils to think unlakty and tho holy
Is still elowcr to respond. Hood's flarsapi
rlllalsjust what Is needed. It purines, vl
tall7cs and cnrlchos tho blood, makes tho
head clear, creates an appetite, oercomes
that tired feeling, tones tho nervous system
and Impnrts new strength nnd Igor to .tho
YVIIU1U uuuj .
Hood's .Sitistiitiu III ti
"My nppctlto was poor. I rould not sloop,
had headache a groat ileal, pains In my haok ;
my bowels did not movo regularly. Hoo l's
Harsnparllla In a short tlmo did mo so much
good that I foot llko a now man. My pitas
nnd nohos oio relieved, my appetite Im
proved. I say to otheis who need a good
medlclnoi tiy Hood's Saisaparllla and soo,"
Gronrm F. .Tacksov, ltoxbnry Station, Conn.
.lluliCH tli IVciilt NlrouK
"For j oars I was sick overy spring, bat last
ycarlook Hood's Sarsapullla nnd luvo not
seen aslckday slnco." (1. W. Sioan, Milfoil,
"I tako Hood's Saisapaillla ns a spring
tonlonnd I recommend It to all who havo
that mlerablo tiled feeling " C. Faiimkiee,
3J1 Ihldgo stieet, Ihooklyn, N. Y.
Sold by all druggists. Si; six for $5. Fro
pared only by O. I. HOOD & CO., Apotho
carlos, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses Onn Ilollnr.
I W. GAIT BE &CD,'
Call attention to tjeir stock
of tPatcies, comprising all
the most desirable movements
and styles of casing, from the
lowest price for which a re
liable time-keeper can be
bought to the most expensire.
These watches begr our
firm name and are fully
American J Fa It ha m
Watches of all grades
Tonic Wine of Coca
IS JUST what you sisbf
If jour nerves aro all unstrung It you el
inftnblo, cross and fretful if vou find It I :
licultto concentiato your mind If youfi
dlcoiiingcrt and think llfo Is not worthlit
Ing. It Is much better to use
THIS SPLENDID TONIC
than to go off and seok to drown thoso mis
crablo feelings In "the Mowing bowl.'
thereby obtaining only TEMPORARY RE
LIEF, when by using
Dr, Fefiaud's Tonic Wine of Coca
you TONE UP YOUR SYSTEM AND GIVE
NATURHA CnANCETOEFFECTA PERMA
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
Indorse It as a ploasnnt and effective nervo
tonlo and stimulant and nrescrlbo It for all
Nervous Troubles, Thin Bfood, Malaria, Loss
of Appetite, Weak Btomaoh, Loss of Vigor
and all troubles of this sort "that flesh Is
:E:D"W- IE3. JMHEIJEITZ,
ion r (vrniTirr xoitTiiwi:sr.
WosMngton, D. C.
SPRING LEAF TEA
AT B0 CENTS A POUND,
And Eveiy Other Vailoty of
At Extromely Low Prices.
H, I NIBCHEIL
IF YOU WISH TO BE HEALTHY FILTER
THE WATER YOU DRINK.
Theio Is no greater blessing than good water.
Men haolled without food for forty davs,
but no man ever abstained fiom water for
more than nine days und survived. (Jood
water Is a i-ouroo of health und vigor; bad
WHtir U a prollflo source of disease and
death. 'I ho ory highest authority on hygiouo
assuts "that much seems to bo certain;
that us precise Investigations pioeeed, and,
Indeed, In proportion to tho cnio nf the In
quiry and thoaccuiuey of the chemical ex
amination, a, continually-Increasing class of
diseases Is fonno to be connected with tho
ue of bad wntor."
Wo havo In stock a vailoty of Filters guar
auteed to filter Fotoinao water,
.1. W. BOTEIjEU & SOX,
W'J.l I'riiuvjliuiilii Atomic.
-DOWERS A DALY,
PRACTICAL HOR8E SIIOERS,
In the roar of
Tueiilldh und L btroets northwest,
Winliliuton, I) c
WE GUAR VNTKB SATISFUU'ION.
Hortt-s caiefully shod, and all diseases of
the ft it nf eoro or lame hoi -.os, In
any way, cm ed, ml,lm
A LHAUGH'S GRAND orBRA HOUSE,
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
Ot tho Comedian, Mr
AND COMPANY OF FLAYERS,
Under direction of Mr. W II. Harden, pro
sentlngllronson Howard's greatest suocoss,
Mr. ItOIISON... as... IlERTIE, THE LAM!!.
JOSErHlNff, EMPRESS OF THE FHn.SPH.
EALE OF SEATS NOW OPEN.
NEW NATIONALTHEATItE, THIS WEEK
Every evening Wed. and Sit Mats.
This (Saturday) Evening,
LAST TIME OF
Presented with the original cast and scenic
H ERR MANN.
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
In Aid of tho
To bo gl on at
ALHAUOn'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE,
' MONDAY, jrARCH 10, 1830,
Commencing at I p. m. precisely.
Jlr. A. ?I. Palmer begs leave to announce
that through tho couitesy and liberality of
tlo Pennsylvania Italli nnd Company hohu
becii enabled to arrange, conjointly with
Sir. J. W, Albaugh. proprietor of the Grand
Opcrn-'llouso, Washington, to present at that
thentro a special altcrnoon pcrfoimancoof
the popular three att lai co comedy,
WITH TDK SAMK CAST OF CHARACTERS
AS WILL APPEAR AT THE MIDI
. PON SQUARE THEATRE. NEW
TOKK. ON THE EVENINO
OK THAT DAY.
Jlr. Pnlmcr's company, consisting of
31is. Agnos Booth, Mr J. II Stoddart,
Maudo Harrison, 1'reilerlck Roblnonr
Eugenlo Tabor, E 51 Holland,
Edward Bell, Louis Massen,
Charles Butler, Harry Holllday,
II. Sllllward, E Emmons,
Will leave Now York Monday. Maieh 10, at
7:10 on n special train luinlhed to the AU I'
OR'8 FUND lree nf charge by tho Pnnyl
vonla Railroad Comrany. This, train is In
tended to bo run to Washington without a
dngle stop and to mnko express speed Ho
turning, the eorepany will IeavoAuhingtim
immediately after tin- performai.ee.iibont8.S9
p. m and leach New York at 8 o'clock
SjIo of seats nt Miller's Bonk Mine, 31)11111
St., 1'RIDAY MORNING AT 10 O'CLOCK
Reserved soats .SI, SI. 30 and 5
HARRIS' BIJOU TnEATRE.
WEEK COMMENCING .MONDAY,
MISS FLORENCE BINDLEY,
Assisted by Mrs. Emma Flank's Capablo
Company, presenting tho Gieat Sen
Or, tlie Avenger's Oath.
DANIEL SULLY'S CORNER GROOERY.
KEHNAN'8 NEW WASHINGTON THEA
TRE. Eleventh St., south of Pa. avo.
Ladles' Matinees Tuosday, Thursday and
Ous Hill's World of bellies,
Next week Howard Bis Burlesque Co.
LOBE TnEATRE-VA. AVE. NEAR HTn
Bt. Monday, March 8, and during tho
CARNIVAL OF FUN.
Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10, 0, 80 and
60S Matinees, JO, 20 and SOo.
Edison's Wonderful Tailing Machine
ON EXHIBITION AT
GEO. W. DRIVER'S,
COS PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
Day andovenfng. In marvelous reproductlono
et tn 1 1 h.o.o lianil ..;., ,,,ia ittat Yin..!..
whistilns and vocal solos.
.. U.MOO .lU U,U,,l..U3, lS,4.,V', inilUUi
Patrons and tho
public aro Invited to hear this tho greatest
invention oi mo ago.
THE BERLITZ SCHOOL OP LANGUAGES,
728 Mth st.n. w.
SlOaterm. Trial lossons freo. Send for
Branches In Now York, Boston, Brooklyn,
Chicago, Philadelphia, l,ouisillo, Paris.
France; Berlin and Dresden, Germany.
HE NORWOOD INSTITUTE.
hitratt from a priiatt Ittltr:
"In reply to your request for my advlco as
to a good school for your daughter, I can
with ennhdenco recommend Mr. and Mrs,
Cabell'H Norwood Institute, In Washington.
D. C, Thn standard of scholarship thoro 1
high, the Instruction thorough and tho Influ
ences good. L. O.. C. Lasiar,
Jutlco U. S. bupreme Couit."
The sohool opens Sopt. 0. auSS-d&stf
THOMAS (MILL &
HOT I-. Stiwt XortliHctl.
Tho Oldest Established Pi luting House In
FACILITIES FOR GENERAL JOB WOKIC
UNSURPASSED BY ANY HOUSE
IN THE CITY.
A Special Line of tho Litest Noeltle-i In
Wedding Caids and In Italian Danco Pio
grammos, etc with Emolopos to Match,
r,i:Ai, wonic ,v si'i:ci,vi.tv,
And Ecry Kind of Book Printing Piomptly
Executed and at Lowest Rates.
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(Can boobtalnod at uny tlmo, tltlier day oi'
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