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WASHINGTON, MAKCII 10, 1890.
mi: Mississippi rr.oons.
The resolution adopted by thu
Homo of Iteprcscntatlves yesterday,
calling on tlio Secretary of 'War to
know -whether his Department was
piepnrctl to guard the levees of the
Lower Mississippi, nnd whether that
Deportment or the llivcr Commission
liml nny stonmcis which could bo util
ized to save Imperilled human live,
but serves to emphasize the falluro of
tho levco Bystcm to prevent tho over
flow of that river and tho inundation
of the contiguous territory.
The levee system was originally ap
plied to tho Slisslsslppi by tho French
colonists in tho first quarter of tho last
century. It has thcroforo had a trial of
more than ono hundred nnd fifty years.
It has been timing that long period a
constant scries of failures, costly aliko
in life and property.
Lecvcs have been used to protect tho
countiy boidcilng on the Vo, Italy's
chief liver, ever slnco tho Etruscans
occupied that country pilor to tho
founding of Home. Tho result Is
summed up In the American Cyclopedia
In a few words. Tho territory con
tiguous to the l'o Is subject to extensive
inundations at not distant intervals,
while tho bed of tho jlver has been con
stantly raised by tho deposits of silt
until the surface is from fifteo to
twenty feet higher thau tho adjacent
The engineers in chnrcc of tho levee
work on the Sllsstesippl hive admitted,
in their testimony before Cougrcssion il
ruinniitlecs, that the cost of tlu
"permanent improvement" of tho Mis
sissippi Hivcr would bo twice or threo
times the amount originally estimated.
That amount was $38,000,000. Tho
total cost "would, therefore, be, accord
ing to the IUv'cr Commission itself,
boiiKiri.cio between $00,000,000 and
$99,000,000. And that vast sum of
monoy would be spent entirely in the
interest of navigation. In tho words of
one of tho Commission, it would bo
"without any referenco to overflows
"What enormous additional sums
would bo required to prevent over
Hows, to restrain within narrow bounds
the great stream which at flood rushe3
with resistless current toward tho Gulf,
pouring into tho lower reaches of tho
river a million cubic feet of water
every second more than tho narrow, re
stricted mouths of tho delta can dis
charge in tho samo time what sums
would be required to do this stagger
the human imagination.
Yet this is not all. It is considered
tiy the River Commission that tho re
straining of tho Mississippi by levees
will make similar levees necessary to
Testrain its tributaries within their
banks. It is a work which, onco en
tered upon and all other plans or
methods rejected, can, in tho very na
ture of things, never bo finished. Tho
turplus millions of tho Treasury would
disappear as completely as though cast
into tho Norwegian maelstrom.
The levco system, as applied to th
Father of Waters, Is a failure, and
must be abandoned.
SEW I.ENTI3N CUSTOMS
In several of the largo cities of tho
North it Is said thnt tho beginning of
Lent Is the signal for tho departure of
numbers of persons to health resorts.
Tho weather has been such this winter
that the exodus is larger than
ever before. Instead of adhorelng
elilctly to the religious observances
which the Church enjoins as appropri
ate for that time, hundreds to whom
the advent of the Lenten season means a
cessation of social gaiety at homo, cscapo
Its rigor by betaking themselves to the
sea side, tho Southern mountains or to
the Florldian glades.
There aro considerations that servo to
justify this somewhat new but crowing
custom. No period In tho year Is drea
rier in tho Eastern States than tho
month of March. Tho weather is apt
to be throughout of an aggravating
character. It Is sure to bo composltely
rnado up of rain, snow, sleet, fog and
warm, debilitating sunshine, following
each other in confusing but rapid suc
cession. No other time of tho year Is so
depressing to tho sensibilities, so irri
tating to tho temper or so provocative of
a lapso from duty. It is possible, there
fore, that tho now method of usiag tho
Lenten season may havo a religious and
moral value which might not upon a
-weiely superficial vlow havo been an
ticipated. Tho opinion has been for years gain
ing giound among thoughtful men that
if a choice can bo allowed between a
vacation in August and ono in March,
Iho latter is to bo wisely preferred. In
tho heats of summer no ono anywhere
finds rest. Tho tourist, tho traveled
bore, tho social overflow is everywhere
But thoso who can afford to go now Into
retirement will find peaco and comfort.
There nio now no overcrowded hotels,
iio boisterous throngs, no sleepless
nights, no distracting mosquitoes.
Wherever it is found practicable it
might bo a good thing to divide one's
vacation into two parts one to bo taken
nnwaml tho other during tho disabling
and relaxing summer.
It Is understood that the orlulnul pur
pofo which the Church had in view in
oulaitilng Lenten icgulMlons not only
linil ufirtncu to religious duties, but to
henllli considerations as well. It may,
therefore, bo found that In polng to thu
K-nhldo or country losoit a gooi
Christian may pnss a moro profitable,
jontful and Invigorating Lenten season
thnn If ho were confined to moro formal,
more regular and more numerous re
ligious duties at home.
I'lJIII.lU IHT1I.HINO i.STIIAI.S" AND
llcccntly Tin: Cwric had occasion to
take thu New Voik Woiltl to task so
vu uly becnufo It, In iflVct and without
exception or qualification, denounce 1
all public building bills as "sle-uK"
"Whereupon tho World whl c and
pleads the baby act. It says: "Our
Washington contemporary msrepic-
Not at all. Tho Woiltl mado a sweep
ing assertion, nl once foolish and fa so
and wo so characterized it. While the
World did not say in so ninny words
flint "all public building bllU nro
steals," tho lunguago It did u-c admitted
of no other construction or interpreta
tion. Inasmuch ns tho Washington
1'ostolllco bill wai passed by the Houso
on the day tho World said was given
up to "public building steals," and as
no exception was made in its favor,
there was nothing left for a Washing
ton paper to do, having its home
inlcicsts at heart, as Tin: Citmo has,
except to characteilzo that paper as it
dcseived. We are glad the shaft was
The New York Xution, the weekly
edition of the New York Etcning Post,
refcis to all Congressmen who Intro
duce or vote for public building bills as
"the public building grabbers," and
calls tho bills "building jobs."
It may appear suiprlslug at first to
find two papers, so far apart ordinarily
in opinions and methods as tho World
and A'ation, giving tonguo to tho samo
asinine chorus. Hut a little consider
ation will couvineo anyone that both
are, In this matter, impelled by tho
same underlying cause. Tho truth is
that the New Yont press in general is
stupidly provincial in thought. Its
horizon dots not extend ncioss the
North River nor beyond Sandy Hook,
It is hopelessly uanow, conceited and
bigoted. It seems to be utterly impossible
for it to conceive, much less under
stand, that there aro other cities in this
countiy entitled to consideration quite
as much as New Yoik.
If there aro any public building
"steals" or "grabs," let the World mi 1
tie Xation single them out f o
denunciation. And let them lm
palo the "thieves" and "grabbers"
upon tho points of their toi-oftou
pointkss pens. To di-nouncj, as
they do, all public building bills as
"steals'' nnd "grabs" Is no more effec
tive than the cijing of a child for tho
moon. And ns an intellectual per-
foimtnce it is on the same level.
In sojin op the cities of the coun
try ycsteiday was observed as being
Iho birthday of Andiew Jackson.
Thorn Is much in what Is known to us
in regaid to tho personality nnd his
tory of this American heio to impress
the popular mind. Iio holds a con
spicuous plaec in our milltaiy annals,
and dutlng an Important period ot tho
nation's life bo so dominated Its desti
nies that his political pre-eminence is
now os assured as that which ho gained
as a soldier. The more numerous tho
heroes of the republic aro found to be,
thoricher it finds itself; and tho more
fondly and reverently tho memories of
those heroes are cherished tho moro
will tho spirit of loyalty diffuse itself
among our people. Certainly, among
our great historic personages not ono
moie directly commands (he sympathy
of a democratic pcoplo or more strongly
appeals to its respect through tho ex
hibition of tho attributes of a sturdy
manhood than tho hero of New Or
leans. The ivusii foii tho "Cherokee strip"
was in no way justified by tho passago
of tho Oklahoma bill In tho House.
Tho Cherokee land-Is now tho subject
of negotiations between tho Indians and
a commission appointed by tho Presi
dent. When these aro ended this land
will bo transferred to tho Government
of the United States and .opened regu
larly for settlement. Until then tho
Piesidenl's proclamation Is warning
against all warrantless Intrusion.
The TEnninijB and invulnerable
iron-clnd has for years been tho dread
and menace of sea-board cities. This
fear is measurably removed by tho In
vention of tho Zallnskt pneumatic dy
namlto gun, which was tested last
Thursday on tho Delaware River, and
which can bo relied upon to land "a
young volcano" ono milo from tho
point of delivery. To this gun tho
blowing-up of an iron-clad would bo
simply a holiday pastime
It is announced that New York
capitalists are ready to establish a pos
tal telegraph on tho terms and rates
proposed by tho Postmaster-General.
These capitalists aro said to bo owners
of a system of telegraphy by which
many lircu'ts could bo worked with
few wires. All they ask In return Is
exemption from Federal and Statu tax
ation. CoNcmr.FSMAN Fi.ownn is quoted as
authoiity for tho statement that the
New York Congressional delegation
will suppoit a River and Ilaibor bill of
$25,000,000 If Now York Is to get Its
duo share. In this respect tho New
Yorkers aro not sinners abovo all tho
other delegations in Congress.
"There aro two members of tho United
States Senate with but ouo leg apiece," re
marked Larkfn. "When tboy wcro olected
they didn't get thero with both feet, then,"
replied Hiineral. JVnotWiic' A'otj.
Oh, yes, they did. They wero both
It is ascertained that tho pending
negotiations In regard to thu Bchrlng
Sea controversy aro progressing as sat
isfactorily as tho divergence of the
views presented will permit.
Immediately on tho passago of tho
OklahomaTcrrltorlal bill the "boomers"
stuinpcded for tho "Chorokeo Strip"
and took possession of It with a rush.
It Is estimated that tlu'ro aro now over
twenty thousand fortune hunting sul
tlcis llicie. In thu staid and conserva
tive l'ast It Is (lilllcult to undcrsland or
estlinnto tho restless, Teckloss. dirlnir,
adventurous splilts that find Irresistible
nttracllou In tho varying experiences of
HkwirbuntatIvi: 13. W. PtiitKtNsof
Knnsns has attracted considerable notlco
by his successful management of thu
Oklahoma bill, which passed tho
Houso on Thursday. Mr,
l.,rllnu I, ,i '
1 trKlll'J ll.l"S II 1
good reputation for persovcranco and
statesmanship, and occasions will aitsu
from tima to time on which thos3 quali
ties will ngaln bcln demand.
Tnnnu is A,riiosi'Kcr tlm the snrf
men of tho life-saving stations, who.iill
things considered, aio the worst i aid
people In tho employ of tho Govern
ment, will have their pay increased,
will lccclvo uniforms, and havo their
widows pensioned. Si
Tunun is home expectation that tho
Ballot Refoim bill, which lecclved a
solid Republican suppoitin Its parage
by tho New York Legislature, may lo
passed over Governor Hill's anticipated
- Tun present blate of tho Brooklyn
Eagle la Cleveland for President, Chapln
for Governor and Hill for United States
Is thi: scratching of tickets nt an
election caused bv the itch for oillcu?
Wimjf it coMrs to renl estate, a front
foot Is belter thnn n back yard.
A grandchild Is not alwavs a grand
Mr. W, D. Howclls Is passing tho pres
ent week at LaKcwood, N J.
Tho I'llnco of Wales will start on tho
10th of this month for Berlin, where ho will
be a guest of tho Emperor William for a
Sam Jones says ho proposes to stick to
prtachlng, aBho Is "making more money
than any fen bishops In tho Methodist
John Drew of Daly's company Is said to
bo tho finest amateur swordsman In America
nt tlio present time. Ills wi 1st Is llkoapfeco
of tempered steel.
A son of Compto do Lcsscps, known as
"Young do Lcsscps," though his ago 13
given at GO years, Is arranging for a visit to
this country with his family.
Major-Gcncral Sir Howard C. Klpulu
stoue, who was drowned recently, bolonged
to tho Itoyal Engineers nnd was a great
favorite In tho royal household.
Tho lato ex-Kmpress Augusta of Ger
many left I,ady-ln-Wultlng Frauleln von
Itelndorf, who hnd been in her service
nearly fifty years, a legacy of $12,500.
The Czar has Issued an edict abolishing
the (jcnnau Court Theatre of St. Peters
burg on May 1. A French company Is to
appear there In plaec of tho Gerinau actors.
ltublnstcln, tho famous Canadian fancy
skater, who could wlu nothing In tho great
tournament In Husla because ho was a
Jew, has returned to this country, and sav
tho Norwegian Indies are by long odds tho
best skaters lu Europo.
It Is said that tho lato Mrs. Vincent wroto
a poem for the fiftieth anniversary of Will
lam Warren's stngo career which te now lu
the possession of .Miss Annlo Clarke, and
that Miss Clarke Is to havo copies of it
printed and sold at tho bazar lu aid of tho
Mrs. Vincent memorial fund.
Tho Countess Waldersee.,who was a Miss
Lea of New York, Is now the first lady at
tho German Court. She live In great state
In tho palaco adjoining Von Moltke's, but
her personal tastes aro severely simple. At
homo she alwajs wears cashmeres of finest
quality, but mado absolutely without
trimming, nnd relieved only by linen col
lars and cuffs.
WIT IN A SMALL WAY
It becomes second nataro for an armless
man to do things In an off-hand way.
"I don't caro whether Congress repeals
thu tobacco tax or not."
'You eco, I only smoke cigarettes."
How little and dried up tho cheese ap
pears to tho rat after he Is caught In tho
trap. Atchison Glube.
'Tls said that fishes bavo no sense,
But If tho salng's meant;
How Is It tho shad no'er comes to town
Until long after Lent?
A theatrical man Is advertising his play
by stenciling Its name on the sides ot a lot
of white horses. If this doesn't bring out
tho red-beaded girls at least, nothing will.
Honesty is tbo best policy, becauso It
Is never raided and tho other shops are.
When Easter blooms out In a few weeks
Tho girls '11 come from the milliner's store,
And Its black-prtntcd namo on tho packago
Will announce to tho world where each ono
got that hat.
"I'vo seen tho 30th of February fu my
time," said tho fat man with the peculiar
"Why, how can you see ft when it Isn't
"Oh, my nanle's Tom Itecd, you know."
Tho difference between a funuy lawyer
and a poet Is: Ono courts tlio Muses, and
tho other amuses tho court. Light.
Whether a man Is big or not,
For the part ho plays In llfo
Depends on whether he's out with tbo boys,
Or simply at homo with his wife.
Anolbor stngo coach has been held up fa
Novada by road-agents, and all tho pas
sengers hastened to put their valuables and
money in the hands of receivers.
If you go to bed a tired man you aro al
most certain to como down to breakfast
attired man. Yorkeri' Gazette.
I do not seo tho seven hills of Home;
I do no, eco tho Coliseum vast,
Tho Tiber's tide, tho distant AJban hills,
Tho mighty stago whero played tho won
I only sec tho dark Italian's grip
Around tho lever of tho organ curled
And think "As he revolves tho handle now
So his ancestors onco turned all the
THE DREAM OF THE AIMLESS.
I dreamt a dream tn the morning,
When the shadows wero dim and gray,
And obi such a prospect golden
O'er my shining pathway lay.
Tho earth was filled with gladness,
The air was filled with song
And 1 thought that but lovo and beauty
Could Inspire me all day long.
I dreamt a dream at noontide,
When half of the day was past;
Tho first half I knew was barren.
Hut glorious I'd mako the lastl
Yet tho world lay part In shadow,
Tho 6ongs wero not half so sweet
And lovo aud beauty wero Ileoting
Llko shadows beneath my feet.
I dreamt a dream at even,
When tho day Its courso had ruu,
And my heart grew sad within mc,
To think how little I'd done;
But I said, "I shall work to-morrow,
And make my name bo known
Till tho nations of earth shall wonder
As my mighty power they ownl"
But, alas! and alas! ttmo passes,
Tho sun rises, shines and sets;
Each morning so full of promlso
Each oven so full of regrets:
And day follows day moro fleetly,
While ambltton aud dory ravo
Till at last, outworn and aimless,
I shall sink In a nameleBS eravo.
Anita Louise Mackintosh,
llTllC! WlltlT yilK'll" lit. AllinilRll'M,
It goes without snyluelhat. atijtlilngln
the spcctneular lino produced under tho
management of l!olo6sy Klralfy Is well
worth feeing, bo having a reputation on two
continents ns the king of this description of
druma. "Tho Water Queen," which will
bo presented at Albatich's this week, Is re
garded ns tho finest spectacle ho has yet put
before thu public, abounding, ns It does, In
a lavish profusion of snporli scenery, daz
zling cosiuincs, graceful groupings tiy
linnilrome women, cntrancltur nhiuM nf Dm
nance, exceiicm music aim niinuraiilo spo-
l,ft. 1- L't.ntfl' nlwnrfl nnm I. .1..
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best tulcnt and spares no expense lu tho
production 01 uis urnuiits, out tho cost or
producing this one Is something enormous.
Tho 6tnge sitting is said to bo superb, tho
llnal transformation sceuo excelling any
thing of tho kind jot witnessed.
."The Water Queen'' will lo performed nt
f bo (Irand Opera House for ono week only,
and no doubt will draw crowded housi. A
number of excellent specialties aro pr
scntid throughout tho. spectacle promi
nent among them being tho l'ltilras Spimsh
gjninnstf, Salilon, tho groat French mimic.
Arnold Klralfy, grotesque) dancer, and Iho
Brolhcis Wnshauer, juvctillo sketch nrt's's
Matinees will bo given on Wednesdiy mil
ISnslna VnlieH nt tlio National.
It Is teldom wo nro favored with tho
proicnco of so excellent n comedy organi
zation ns tho ouo licaded by that well
spring of fun, lloslna Yokes, who begins a
ono week's engagement at tho Now Na
tional Theatro to morrow evening. Miss
Yokes bus not visited Washington before
In three, years, but our theatro-goers re
number her here ns vivacious in manner, a
c'.lvlnu dancer nnd an actress of unusual
For her engagement hero Miss Yokes has
selected tho following dellnhtful comedies,
presenting, us Is customary with her, threo
eepninto and distinct pieces nt each per
formance. Tho bill for .Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Saturday evenlncs will bo "A
Game of Cards," a one-net comedy adopted
from tho French; "Tho Circus "Klder," a
comedlettn by Mrs. Charles Dorcmus of
New York, and J. 1). Buckstonc's charm
ing comedy, entitled "Tho Kouch Dia
mond." Thursday and Friday evenings
and Saturday matneo tho performance will
begin with "In Honor Hound," a pctlto
drama in ono net by Sidney Grundy, to bo
followed 'by G. W. Godfrey's exnuislto
comedlettn, "My Milliner's Bill," in which
Miss vokes win sing her famous sons,
"Ills 'art was Truo to Pall," and concludo
with "A l'antomlrao Rehearsal," a most
amusing burlesque on tho fashlonablo
crnzo of amateur theatricals.
Miss Vokes earnestly requests tho audi
ence to bo seated at 8 o'clock, as tho per
formance will begin punctually nt that,
hour lu consequence of tho length of thu
"Cappor tlm Yutllor" nt tlio Illjmw
Charles T. Ellis, whoso singing, dancing
and graceful manners havo mado htm emi
nent In German comedy, will bo at Harris'
Bijou Theatre this week, the engagement
opening to-morrow night. Ho has been
spoken of as tho peer ot J. K. Etmnot in
ins palmiest uajs. ms piay, "jasper i no
Yofllcr," was written by Win. Carleton, tho
author of some of "Fritz's" production
Bis songs arc all new, and ho sings them lu
a style that wins tho warmest admiration
The play tells an interesting story, but it
greatest merit is the opportunity it presents
for acquainting tho audience with the star's
graceful and mngnetic personality. Quo of
tho most attractive novelties of tha perform
ance Is a flower song, durlns: which luu
lomiias nio presented to tho ladles and
tojs to tho children. Mr. Ellis has mado a
distinct hit wherever ho has appeared, and
thero is every reason to expect that hid en
gagement In Washington wl'I be an em
phatic success Usual pi Ices and matinees
Tlio lloston Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Nikl6h will bring his band of musi
cians, formine: this justly-admired orches
tra, for Its tbluV concert at Lincoln Music
Hall on Friday cveuing next. Tho occasion
will bo a notable ono from tho tact that, as
a part ot tho programmo, will bo rendered
tho immortal Fifth Sj mphony by Beethovon;
also as presenting to this public -as soloist
Miss Mary Howe, a soprano vocalist of
phenomenal compass and lloxlbillty of
voice, who, thoueh young in her professiou,
has already won high praise. A lively sale
already assures tho presence of tho fine
audiences which havo becomo tho rule at
the concerts of this orchestra. Tho pro
gramme is as follows:
Overture, "Flugal'a Cavo" Mcndclsshon
Bell Songfiom "Lakme" Delibes
Prelude to "Trislan aud Isolde".... Wagner
Song, "Tho Nightingale" Allbleff
Tho Fifth S mphony Beethoven
The Casino Company Cumlngr,
Ono week from to-morrow evening tho
famous Rudolph Aronson Comic Opera
Company from tho Casino, Now Y'otlc, In
augurates a brief engagement at tho
Grand Opera Hduso which will bo their
farewell appearance this season. Manager
Aronson proposes to make this ono of tho
most Interesting nnd enjoj able engagements
ever presentcet by his compauy. Tho rc
portoire consists of threo operas, "Tbo
Drum Major," "Nadjy," and "Ermlnle."
Tbo latter two aro alreudy established sus
ccsscs In this city,, while the former is au
entirely new production and has been
chosen for tho inaugural opera. This is
tho second of Jacques Uffeuback's operas,
so successfully revived by the Casino man
agment, and is said to bo a most worthy
successor to "Tho Brigand's," which
achieved such a triumph hero last fall, tbo
music being from tho. pen of Iho king ot
opera comiquo composer's, is aiono sum
cicnt to guarantee its possessing brilliancy
and dash. "The Drum Major" will be re
peated Tuesday evening only. On
ednesday and Thursday' evenings, tho
sparkling operetta "Nadjy" will be pre
sented with many new features. For
Friday and Saturday evenings and Satur
doy matinee tho ever popular "Ermlnle,"
will bo presented. This will bopostlvely tho
faicwell opportunities ot seeing the nbove
operas, ns Mr, Aronson has decided to per
manently retire them after this season. Tho
company Includes Paulino Hall, Georgia
Denuln, Eva Davenport, Graco Golden,
Kate Unrl, Florence Hell, James T, Powers,
EdwinBtcvens, John Brand, Charles Camp
bell, A. W. Mafiin, N. 8. Burnham, Ellis
Ityse and others.
Fine Vnndevllle Attraction at Kernnn's.
A variety bill certain to satisfy all tastes
wilt bo presented at Kcrnan's Washington
Theatro this week by tho Valdls Sisters'
Vaudeville Company, who come hero from
tho Howard Athencum, Boston, wliero they
havo been winning coldcn opinions from
the press and tho public. This combination
comprises women whoso charms aro not
alone to be found in handsome features and
graceful forms, gymnasts whose feats aro
almost superhuman, singers and dancers
with well-trained voices and nimble feet,
and dialect comedians of tho very highest
order. Tbo wonderful feats of tho Valdls
sisters on tho trapezo rolaire havo seldom
been equalled, while tho ufvo of 100 feet by
Miss Lizzie Valdls Is spoken ot as some
thing truly marvelous.
Among tho other members of tbo com
pany aro such well-known artists as Napier
and Marzello, gmnasts; Melvlllo and
Stetson, dialect comediennes; Belloc,
tho wonder-worker; Keller, tholecless won
der; Walter and Slavln, in their new
specialty, ' Tho Two Opora Singers;" John
K. Drew, Irish aud Gorman comedian;
Lune and Kitty Morton, ligbtulng change
artists; Bobby Ralston, thrco-foot-como-dlnn,
andCarr and Tourgce, lu musical
sketches. Tho management announco a
special St. Patrick's Day matlnco lor to
Mlnstrolay nt Lincoln Muslu Hall.
Mr, James K. Btrasburger, formerly
manager of Hcrzog's Ninth-street Opera
House, will glvo us a short season of min
strelsy, at popuhr prices, commencing to
morrow evening at tho Lincoln Music Ball
ond continuing for two ulghts. Tho com
pany secured for tho occasion is tha famous
and favorably-known organization headed
by George Wilson, formerly of Barlow it
WliBon and Wilson its Rankin. This Is
sufficient to guarantco entertainment of tho
highest order, and Mr. Btrasburger's past
record as manager of tho once-popular
Hcrzog's should alone be sufllclent to crowd
tho house nightly. Thero will bo a special
Wednesday matinee for ladles and children.
The Itcntz Company at the Qlobe,
The management ot tbo Globo Theatre
announce an unusually largo company for
this week Tho Rentz All-Star Specialty
Company who will present a very lutcr
Tho following attractions will
tho lioaids during tho week:
lllnek I'enrI, tho pugilist; Fred. Wood, tlio
i?.,,.iui mliMlo-wi'li'ht. nnd Gcorco llamu.
Philadelphia's champion middle-weight, lu
n display of tho art of self-dofenso.
On April to thero will bo given at Lin
coln Mtislo llnll an amateur porformsneo
of Slink espcarc's "Hamlet" for tlio benefit
of tho Nowsboys' Aid Society. Tho cast
will contain somo of Washington's loading
Mr. Chnrlts Wing, manager ot Charles
T. Ellis, tho Onriuau comedian, Is In tho
city, looking nftcr tho Interests of his star.
Robert Downing nnd his wlfo paid n
fljlng visit to their homo In this city n few
days ngo. Thoy will soon bo seen hero pro
fessionally. m;itn:i) cirii:s of i:gyit.
MIm l.'ilwnrds' Second Lecture on tho
l.nnil of tlio riiarnolm.
"Rnmcscs tho Second was tha greatest
forger that ever lived."
Tho utterer ot this startling statement
was Miss Amnlln II, Edwards, tho ptaco
Lincoln Hall and tho occasion tho delivery
of tho lecturo ou "Tho Burled Cities of
Egyut" yesterday aftcrnoou.
Alnrgcr nnd moro Intelligent nudlcnco
than that which greeted her was novor ba
foio gathered under ono roof in Washing
ton, every seat in tho Inrgo edlllco having
been occupied and many people being
obliged to stand. All present wcro well re
paid for their nttendonco by hearing n lec
turo of absorbing Interest and seeing Bomn
of the most beautiful productions of tho
Miss Edwards commenced by referring to
thcgieat antiquity of Esrypt, pointing out
that tho pyramids wcro hoary with ngo be
fore Abraham was born. From tho reign of
Mayun, tho first Eeyptlan lulcr, to tho tlmo
of Cleopatra covered a period of I,1)0
years and comprised thirty-three royal dy
nasties and over threo hundred sovereigns.
Then before tho time of Mnynu there wero
piehlstorlc trndltlons extending back for
many thousands of years further. Egypt
was filled with ruins of a by-gouo civiliza
tion when Giccco aud Rome were In their
infancy, nnd It was with a view to obtaining
somo uccuinto information regarding tho
ancient history of this interesting country
that thn Egyptian Exploration Society, of
which sho was honorary secretary, was
formed. Sho then alluded to the great aid
the society had received from Dr. Wluslow
of lloston, nnd said that, owing to his ef
forts, tho subscriptions from America to
waid tho work tho society was encaged in
wcro larger than thoso from Great Britain,
Ireland and tho coloulcs combined.
'lbe lecturer then gavo a description of
what had already been accomplished by
the society In tho way of oxhumlug tho
burled cities of Egypt. Tbo first mound
opened was that of Tel el Maskoota,
which was proved by certain Inscriptions
to bo ono of thu twin treasure cities of
Pharoah, which wo aro told In Exodus tho
Israelites wcro forced to construct while In
bondogc. Tbo style of architecture, tho
mode of building and tho various articles
found in tho ruins wero described in
The result of tho explorations of Mr.
Fettle, ono of tho agents of tho society.
were then described at great length, par
ticular interest attaching to tho story of
tho raanuer In which Pharoah's palace at
Te-1 Dcphno was discovered, as tho stylo of
tho masonry there confirmed tho Illblo
story of tho Israelites being compelled to
make bricks without straw; the lower por
tion of tho walls being composed of l.rljks
made with Nile mud, mlxi-d with straw; In
the nest part tho bricks wero of mill,
mixed only with a few chopped reedv.
while tho top portion of tho wall was
found to contain bricks uudo of mud
Many other very Interesting details of
tho ancient buildings of Egypt and Hie r
contents wero given. Tho' remark above
quoted was mado by Mls Edwards In call
ing attention to the fact that tho name of
Rnmescs II. was found on a vast number ot
monuments erected before ha was born.
Tho lecturo was made additionally attrac
tive by a scries of very fino stereoptfeon
MltS. CIIASI5 IN COURT.
Slio Is Interested In n Suit Involving
Millions of Unllnm.
Tho Supremo Court for tho last two
days has been hearing an appeal from tho
United States Circuit Court of Rhode
Island, which Involves tbo legality of tbo
Spracjuc Manufacturing Compauv's re
ceiver, Jeremiah Chaffee. At tbo time of
Its failure tbo liabilities of the Spraguc's
Company wero put at. from eleven to four
teen million dollars and Its assets at twenty
million dollars. It is now claimed that no
Eart ot tbo several million dollars surplus
os ever materialized, and that certain
necessary technicalities wcro not observed
when tho trustee was appointed.
A feature of tbo hearing has been tbo
Ercscuco of Mrs. Kate Chaso and son and
er counsel, Mr. Martin F. Morris. Mrs.
Cbaso was recognized at onco by Justices
Field, Miller and Bradley, who wero asso
ciates of her illustrious father on tbo
Confercnca 'With WIndoin nnd
President on tho Naw Plan.
Messrs. Weber and O'Rrien, Commis
sioner and Assistant Commissioner of Im
migration at tho port of Now York, re
spectively, spent several hours at tbo Treas
ury Depaitinent yesterday In conference
with Secretary Wlndoin, Assistant Secre
tory Tichenor and Solicitor Ilepburn in re
gard to tbo administration of immigration
affairs under the new plan.
They also called at tho Whlto House In
company with Secretary Windom and had
a talk on tho subject with tho President.
They will go to New York next week and
nirangofor tho Inauguration of the new
sjstero. Secretary Windom said that he
selected Iledloe's lslaud as a landing depot
'for immigrants becauso it was the best
placcbc could get, and ho has not cnanged
his mind slnco on that subject.
JOTTINGS FOR HOUSEKEEPERS.
A wash of equal parts of glycerlno and
lactic acid will remove moth aud freckles
from tbo face.
The mending of kid gloves shows far
less If done with cotton thread than it docs
it done with silk.
To remove rust from steel rnbwlth kero
sene and soak for a day, polishing with cm
cry dust and kerosene.
The light in sleeping-rooms should never
fall directly ou the eyes, nor should the
rooms be either too dark or too light,
Kcroseno poured on red flannel and
bound on (bo throat will greatly caso a sore
throat, ft will also heal cuts and euro
Iron and polished steel, when not In use,
may bo kept from rusting by wiping with a
cloth on which a little kerosene has been
When ono Is fatltrued and foot-soro from
much walking, it is very refreshing tobatbo
tho feet In warm water and rub them with
extract of arnica.
Rub black walnut furniture, or any wood
finished In oil, with a cloth slightly moist
ened with keroseno oil, to remove scratches
aud restore polish.
A round piece cut from worn-out cash
mere hoso and cat-stltcbed to tho wrong
side of tbo kneo of children's boso with
strong cotton, will strengthen them
TnE DirricuLTV of administering medl
clno to young children Is entirely overcome
by using Dr. Bull's llaby 8yrup, tho safest,
most pleasaut and efficient remedy for tho
llttlo ones, Prlco 25 rents.
Bad breath Is most always caused by a
sick stomach. This can easily bo cured.
Laxador Is tbo remedy for such cases.
Price 25 cents.
The Wlnonu Ilulldlnu-.
Seventeen bids were received at tho Treas
ury Dcpurtmeut yesterday for tho con
struction of ft public building nt Winona,
Minn., tbo lowest two being those of
Charles W. (iidelo ot Chicago at $93,783,
and Grant & Noouan of Winona at 03,050,
Each season has Its own peculiar mal
ady; but with the blood maintained in a
stato of uniform vigor and purity by tho
uso of Ajer's Sarsuparilla llttlo daucer
nctdlofeaicd fiom meteorological Influ
ences. No other blood mcdlclno Is so safo
Ask voii tub Robert Partner beer; It is
MR. T. E. ROESSLE.
Washington, D. C,
March 0, 1800.
My Dhau Dn. LiaimnM,:
It gives mo great pleasuro td stato
that you elTcctcd n rcmarkablo euro of
deafness and discharge fiom the oats In
tho case of my cousin, Marcus O.
Itocsslo, and that the euro has proved as
permanent as It was radical. I feel sure
that without your skillful aid my cousin
would havo been n deaf man all his
lifo. Knowing of other cases in which
you havo been equally successful, I
cheerfully glvo you leave to refer to me
at any time, and hopo that your prac
tice in Washington will provo a distin
Yours, truly, T. E. Roessle.
DR. LIGHTIIIliL can bo consulted
on Deafness, Catarrh, Asthma and
Diseases of tho Throat and Lungs at
No, 101 Fifteenth Street Northwest.
Hcrdics pass the door.
Office hours from 8 to
12 arid 3 to 5.
WOODWARD & LOTnROP,
Corner 11th and Fsts. n. w.
The finest and most complete lino wo have
over shown nnd better fntrlnslo values.
Read tto Items:
Ladles' Swiss Rlbtjod Vests, low nock and
no sleeves. Only 25o. each.
Ladles' Ganzo Vests, low neck and short
Blceves, bust formed. Only25o cacb.
Ladies' Fino Gnuzo Vest, high nock with
long, sbort and ribbed sleeves, Frenohnrck,
pearl buttons, all sizes. Only 23o. oacli.
Ladles' Finer Quality .Tcrsoy-flttlng Gauzo
Vests, low seek and no sleeves. 33o. eacb, 3
Ladles' ISalbrlcpan Vests, high neck and
short sleeves. Only S5o. each.
Ladles' Fino Gossamer Vest', rIUc stltohed,
pearl buttons, high nock and ribbed sleeves.
7jo.; hlfih neck and long sleeves, 60o each.
Ladles' Medium-weight Merino Vests, Web.
neck with long and sbort alcoves, especially
for stout ladles, btzes 31, Si, 33, 40 and ii.
Only 35o. each, 3 for SI.
In addition to the above we aro showing a
complete line of Ladles' Underwear from
tbo American Hosiery , Co., Furley & Rut
trums, and also superior qualities of Fronoh
Rnlbrlggan Vests uud Pants. Undoubtedly
our present stock of Spring and Summer
Underwear is tbo largest and llnost In tho
Children's Gauzo Vests, low nook and no
sleeves, oxcellcnt valuo. Sizes lOlnoli to 31
inch. I'rlccsiaand llo. for IS Inch; rlsotwo
cents per slzolaiger.
Children's Fino Gauzo Vests, high noik
with long and with short slooves, all sizes,
Children's American Hosiery Co.') Morlno
Vests, high neck and long sleeves. ,
Elxo 18,20, 22, 24, 20 and 23 inch.
Prlco 40, 45, SO, M, GO and C3.
Wo have the Knco Pants in the samo goods
at 45, so, 59, CO, cs and TOo. per pair.
Children's Fino Dalbrlgean Undorwoar
Vests and Drawers-priced according to size,
viz: High neck and sbort sleovoa, 2Mnch,
4Sc; 21-lnch, 60o.; SOIncli, 03c; SS-lnob, COc.;
SC-lncb, lS5o.; 32-lnch, TOo.
Samo, high neck and long bIoovos, 56. mora
on each size.
Roys' Fino French Balbrlggan Drawers,
nnklclongtb. Slzo 24-Inoli. too.: 20 Inch, 03o.;
xa incu, tuo.; su-incu, ioo, per pair.
NEW SPRING JERSEY8.-Tbo demand
for this wonderfully popular garment con
tinues unabated. Wo aru showing an excel
lent line, embracing tlio row est and most
stylish shapes. Horo aro threo specials:
nlack All-wool Jerseys. Sizes, 33 to 41,
Rotter quality black all-wool Jorsoys,
handsomely trimmed with Soutacho lirald.
All Blzes. 2.50 cacb.
Tholatest stylo "Figaro" Jerseys. Only
This Is wltliout oxcontlon tbo finest garment
for tbo monoy ovor our pleusuro lo offer.
GLOVES. Hero aro threo of tho bost
values we have la popular-priced Gloves:
Ladles' 6-button length Mousquotalro Oray
Chamois Skin Gloves. St por pair.
Ladles' 4-button Real Kid Gloves, In as
sorted shades ot tan and brown, Feather
Stitch, 81.25 per pair.
Children's Mousquetalro Suodo Gloves, In
tan and brown, Embroidered Racks. SI por
First floor, centre.
BOYS' sniUT WAISTS. Horo are threo
40 dozen Boys' Fnnoy Percalo Waists, ex
cellent patterns, Only 25o. cacli.
50 dozen Boys Fancy Flannoletto"Outlng"
Waists. Sizes 5 to 13 yoars. S'So. oaoh, 3 for
A now lino of Boys' Shirt Waists oallod
'Tbo bun," mado of hoavy-wolgbt fancy per-
caio, unisnea wuu extra noon wiu, mur-pir
collar and cuffs. Also In plain white.
4 ton years, only &uo. eaon
Corner lit) "
T?ERNAN'S New Washington Theatre.
ISlovcnth Street, south of
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, MARCH 17. ,
Matinee Monday, St. Patrick's
EW NATIONAL THEATRE.
Evenings runctuallv at 8.
Only Matlnco Saturday at 2.
First Appoaranco Hero hi Threo Years of
THE PEERLESS COMEDIENNE,
Supported by FELIX MORRIS
HER LONDON COMEDY COMPANY,
In tlio following delightful roportolro.
Scparato and Distinct Tlccos at
Mondfty, Tuesday, Wcdnosday and Saturday
A GAME OF CARDS,
THE CIRCUS RIDER,
THE ROUGH DIAMOND.
Thursday and Trldny Nights and Saturday
IN HONOR BOUND,
MY MILLINER'S RILL
(Ills 'art was truo to Poll),
A PANTOMIME REHEARSAL.
Next week-LTTTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY.
I. ff. GALT BRO. & GO:
1107 1'euiinylvniiln Ave.,
Call attention to their stock
of Watches, comprising all
the most desirable movements
and styles of casing, from the
loivesl price for which a re
liable time-keeper can be
bought to the most expensire.
These watches bear our
firm name and are fully
American W a It ha m
Watches of all grades t
Tonic Wine of Coca
IS JUST WnAT YOU NEED
If your nerves aro nil unstrung tf yon! osl
Irritable, cross and frotfnl if you find It lit
fioultto conccntrato your mfnd If youi-J
discouraged and think life Is not wortbll?
lng. Itls.much better to uso
THIS SPLENDID TONIO
than to go off and sook to drown these rats
cranio feeling1) In "tbo flowing bowl,r
thereby obtaining only TEMPORARY RE
LIEF, when by using
Dr, Frad's Tonic Wine of Coca
VOU TONE UP YOUR SYSTEM AND GIVE
NATURE A CHANCE TO EFFECT A PERMA
TnE MEDICAL PROFESSION
Indorse it as aploasantand effective norvo
tonloand stimulant and proscribo It for all
Nervous Troubles, Thin Blood, Malaria, Loss
of Appetite, Weak Stomaoh, Loss of Vigor
and all troubles ot this sort "that floshls
E:D"W- DP. MERTZ,
ion r STREET NoiiTinvr.sT.
Washington, D. C. , .
iiEvzn loxb. louis nmsu.
LOEB &. HIRSH,
A Most Comploto Stock of all tho Nowost
and Most Dcslrablo
GENTS' FURNISniNGS AND 1TATS,
No. 012 F Street n. w.,
Washington. D. C.
DUNUIP'S SPRING STYLES.
Tho Fifth Avenuo Stvlo of Silk and Dorby
Hats for spring wear Issued to-day. Dunlin
& Co. of Now York nro tho neknowloilgod
Introduce of headgear In Ameilca, and tholr
Btylos for this season aro a marvel of beauty.
60LE AOENTS FOR THIS CITY,
marl d,S,8,2w 005 Pennsylvania Avo.
Doalerand Raiser of
TOULTRY, FRESH EGQ3, fco.
(Can bo obtained at any tlmo, olthor day or
HOTELS AND FAMILIES SUPPLIED.
Seventeenth nnd D streets northwo at,
Washington, D. O. ml, Ira
(Successor o n
ii urn JMumwumimum
10 Ot Iheltapsl 10
That Money ( otild ''rocuro Folcctcd From
the 1 ront Ranks of
Europe and Ameticd's Greatest Aitlsts
LATHES' MATINEES TUESDAY. THURS
DAY AMI SATURDAY AM) MONDAY,
ST. l'ATltlLK'd DY.
A LTJAUait'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE.
MARCH 1 '
J WEI). 2
I aud V
The Spectacular Event of the Season, m
A GORGEOUS M'ECTACLE.
Til K I1IIU 111 Kl( V A3I1 AU IS t
Ml. LB. I'ltANCESCINA PARIS
And All tlio Other Novoltlo".
KnTr. Tlmnntlio nrndiiRll n Is under tho
personal direction of Mr. Ilolossy Klralfy.
Next week CASINO OPERA CO.
A LBAUGH'ri GR VND OI'LRA-HOUSE.
Week Betilnnlng Monday, Maroh 21.
Return ot tho Famous i
COIUIC OI'KKA COMPANY.
From the ChsIiio, Now York,
Presenting tie Fiil'uv.ingHeportolre:
Monday and Tncsdav Evcnlrgs, tho L tas
f.ewYoik casino buccess,
Jacques Offilibaeli's Military Opetolt ,T1I3
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, tbo
Friday and Satnntav Evonlngs and Saturday
Manager Armison respectfully announce
that tlioo will bo the lut opportunities ot
ever feeing the abovo operas.
1 ho Company Includes
PAULINE HALL. .IME- T. POWERS.
OhORGlE DENNIN, EDWIN STBVENS,
EVA DAVKNl'OKT, JuIIN BRAND.
KATE UART. CHAS. CAMPBELL,
GRACE (.OLDEN, N. 8 BURNHAM,
FLORET" CE BELL, A. W. MAFLIN,
The operas stagod In tbo samo cnmpleto
and gorgeous maimer ns always character
izes a Casino production
Salo of seats begins Thursday; Maroh 20.
T IN COLN MUSIC HALL.
Third Grand Concert,
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 21,
Boston SpjhoD Orchestra.
Soloist, tho Brilliant Concert Soprano,
MISS MARY HOWE.
Brilliant Programme, closing with
IMMORTAL FIKTH SYMPHONY.
Roscrved seats, SI and SI. 50 at J. F. EI1U &
Co., 037 Pa. avo.
BURD1TT & NORTH Managers
LINCOLN MUSIC HALL.
J K. bTRASBURGER, Manager.
Three Nights Only, Mon., Tues. and Wod.,
Commencing March 17, Wednesday Mit.
After an absoneo of 7 years,
THE SUPREMELY GREAT
(Formerly of Barlow & Wilson and Wilson &
And His MAMMOTH MINSTRELS,
Composed of tlio Premier Artists of Min
All the Latest Fongs Composed by Wnslilng
Reserved feats on salo now at Motzerott's
Mnsio Horo, llio F at n w.
Pllccs 25, 50, 75o. and St.
T1 ARRIS' BIJOU THEATRE.
Week Commencing MONDAY, MARCH 17.
MR. CHAHLEM T.ELLIS,
Tho Celebrated German .Dialect Comedian,
lit tbo latu William Carloton's Musical
CASPER 'HIE YODLER,
With nil tbo special scenery painted ex
pressly for the production. ,
Picsentstor tho children and button-holo
bou quets for the ladles at ovory performance.
Hear Ellis' New bongs, Dances, Guitar
Next week-PASSION SLAVE.
PA. AVE. NEAR UTn ST.
Monday, March 17, and during tho week,
Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10, 20, 30 and
toe. Mutlnccs, 10, 20 and 30c.
McGILL & CO,
1107 r. Street NorUiuent.
Tho Oldest Established Printing Route In
FACILITIES TOR GENERAL JOB WORK
UNSURPASSED BY ANY IIOU3E
IN THE CITY.
A Special Lino of tho Lato'
Wedding' Cards and '- '
...vltatlon Banco Pre
with Envelopes to Mate
OILL TYOltU A 8?BUI-
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