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WASIIiyOTOX, MARCH 'JO, lSOoT"
A I'ltOMOTIHN HIGHLY WON.
'I'lio lamentable iloath of Gcncr.il
Crook necessitates: the namtni; of a now
major-general nnil u new brigadier
general. For the latter place no boiler
ormolu deserving eholee could bo made
Uian Hint of Colonel Horatio G. Gibson
of the Third Aittllery. Colonel Gibson
entcml tho Milittiry Academy fiom
Pennsylvania In 1S1I1. He Ki'.nlttntuil
in 1S47, and uis appointed to the Sec
ond Artillery. 1 Us long military career
ineo then has been entirely passed In
thnt aim of tho set vice. Ho I now the
tanking ofllcer of aitillery.
Colonel Gibson was a first lieutenant
when the civil war began, but was pro
moted to be a captain in May, 18(51. In
August, ISO!!, he became lieutenant
eolonel tf tho Second Ohio Artillery,
mid its colonel flflcou days later. n
this capacity ho tendered most elllclent
and valuable seiviee. In March, 18(i,",
he was appointed btijcadlor-general by
btevet, hnin;.- betm brovetted pre
viously to thnt lime major in May,
IHti'i; lieutenant-colonel in September,
mW; and colonel In March, 1S0". He
has since served as major, lieutenant
colonel and colonel of artillery in the
Tho fact thnt no general ollicer of
the Army lias been taken from the aitil
lery since the war .should bu a strong
argument In Colonel Gibson's favor.
I'roniotion is tliRver in that branch of
tho service than in cither the cavalry or
hifnntty. Colonel Gibson's promotion
Mould move n number of other deserv
'njr aitillerymen up a po;;.
'u""c ""'- """":l K'1")"" w, I
soon be subject to the compulsory ro-
tiring e-iuuu oi me act oi .mne.Ri, isv.
His promotion now would cause his
letiremeut with the increased rank ho
so justly deserves. It is eminently
proper for the President to take this
into consideration. The rewards of our
military service are small and scant
enough, nt best, and no opportunity
should bo omitted by the Kxecutlvo to
cause what few there are to be as widely
distributed as possible. Tjik Ciui'ir,
theicfore, favors most decidedly Colonel
, A N11W OEIISKY .MJKVr.L-UVOH.
J New Jersey is a peculiar State. It '
now comes to the front with a clli.cn
named James Tnthill, who by day was
a respectable boss mason and by night !
was an expert burglar. Ho belonged '
to a fashionable church, a hobo com i
pany and several social clubs. lie
never drank nor smoked. In fact, ho
was ns eminently respectable, as the ,
famous )r. Jtkyll. At night lie was
a burglarious Mr. limit. Ho had a
successful double career for llvo ycats,
fcnt he tried burglary once too often, '
and Is now locked up in tho common
jail. New Jersey justice Is proverbi
ally swift and severe, and Mr. Tuthill I
will toon be neither Jh: JekyU nor Mr.
HyOt, but simply number so-and-so In
the Tienton penitentiary.
A KOVKL 1'KOl'O-jlTION.
Governor Hill yesterday sent a com i
munlcation to the New York Legisla
ture, in which he informed that body
that he could not sign tho Saxton Ballot
Heform bill until the Court of Appeals
Lad rassed upon the constitutionality of
certain provisions of the proposed law.
He admits that tho objects which It pro
fesses to accomplish are commendable,
snd that many of its features are excel
lent, several of llieiu having been rec
ommended by him in bis annual mes
sages to the Legislature during the past
The difficulty of having a court pass
upon what is not law and cannot there
fore be legally or authoritatively before
it, he suggests may bo overcome
by the joint request of the legislative
and the executive branches of tho Gov-
eminent. In that event, the Governor
thinks the Court of Appeals Now
York's couit of lat resott would
leadily undertake to examine the pro
pot rd measure and infoimally express
an opinion as to the constitutionality of '
itt ptovisinns. :
In conclusion Governor Hill says: '
1 trust that the Legislature, with a '
elmllardesiie to secure practical results In
Die cflort to nbolUlithouvils now ottcmllnc
our elections, will meet my suggestion In
tho same spirit, and will readily ucquluscu
In'iny rtquet to refer tlio constitutional
questions lu controversy to a competent
The Governor's plan, though novel,
Is a good one. It seems feasible to a
lawman, though how It will strike the
professional mlud Is a matter of doubt.
If It can be done successfully it would
form a most excellent precedent nnd
would of lUelf be n reform of no small
It Is tine thnt the opinion of the
Court, thus informally tendered, would
in no kW stand as ,.,e decision of the
i'.,t,l .mil tlirtt II liMiilil fin nlivnl-
uuv, ...... mu , ,,u...u v v, WJ
competent and proper for tho Court to
overrule in its dcclblon tho informal
opinion It had expressed previously
upon the mallei s involved lu the pro
posed logislatlon. But, wo submit, this
would not be apt to occur.
Tho opinion of a majority of the
Court of Appeals of New York, or of
Ihe Supreme Court of any of the States,
(on)poi(d ns thce boiHut nrc of able
lawyirs ho air as fftr ri'inovod from
partisan pujiidires and iw Utile swayol
by port) reeling in It is rnwslhlo for en
lightened men to bo In r popubir guv
ornment, would bo vory apt to Aland
(H1nst themott searching rrltlcin.
Thl plan, too, ir It should bo found lo
work, would render unnecessary inneh
Twi I'jwitwtTiON or the monetary
committee of the l'anAmerlcan Con
ference that an "International Amort
oan Monetary Convention" be osta-b-llsheil
and that nn international silver
coin bo Issurd which shall be legal
tender In all American countries is
worthy of sci lous consld oration. If It
be found feasible It should bo adopted.
It certainly would promoU) trade be
tween the United States and tin) nation
lo the south of us.- Ami besides it
would tend to enhance silver as a
moiie.v inotnl and steady its value.
Mn. I'ltAXK II vrrov, tho Hopiibllcati
tdltrtr of tint Dlrcmad I'otl, went to
New York this morning. The paper Is
left In charge of lis Democratic editor,
Mi. lloilah Wilkin. It will now
wobble around in the Democratic camp
for awhile. Almost anything Is better
than Its usual guerrilla warfare between
tho lines. ,
IrixiK Coomjy has been compelled
by a return of Ill-health to revisit
Florida. Minister Lincoln's health Is
failing nnd ho will ask for a leave of
nbsence to visit tills country. The ill
ness of these eminent gentlemen Is
a rmi-o of regiet on the part of the
Tin: "N'): Yoniv uw substituting
electricity for the rope in the execution
of criminals is a step in the right direc
tion. Jtul its provision that it shall be
considcied n pennl offense to publish
repoils of executions in the nowspapcie
is pigeon toed and shambles backward.
1'p.nxcn Oii.uiii;rt or Commerce
protest agninst Mr. Mclf inlcy's customs
duties bill. This will commend the bill
lo those who believe in building a Chi
nese wall nbout the country to keep
out foreign products and manufac
ture!.'. If Tin: nit'iiu ii true that the man
who dilnks beer thinks beer, exCbau
cellor Bl-miarck must have drunk a
strong and excellent ijuality of the
amber ln-vcrage, to judge from his
In mi: World's Fair race Chic.ico
has passed the three-quarter post, dis
tanced all competitors and is coming
down the home stretch a winner with
both hands down.
Hon, vxur.it olfcis lo stand trial, but
he want to name the court.
Amelio Hives-Charier spends all her
time painting. Fhe i u lino colorlst.
JIIss llraddon is accountable for flftv-
three novels, or ono for each year of her
Andrew Lang lias succeeded Matthew
Arnold ns tho natocralic critic of Eng
Lord Tennyson recently wrote to a
London friend that ho would never
again write a poem for publication.
A tour of thirty weeks has already
been arranged tor Booth and Barrett
next season. Mr. Barrett's health Is
The Eranres" i'lcdprink lins lioenmn
an enthusiastic archaeological student '
at Athens. Dr. Schllomann superln
tonus ner suuiios.
A son of Coinpto do 'Lessens, known?
as "Young Dc Lesseps," although 50
years of age. is arranging to visit this
country with his family.
Kider Haggard's plan to come to
America to read from his own books
will scarcely prove as remunerative as
his digging In King Solomon's mines.
Lord Stanley, Governor General of
Canada, will leave for England on the
..uin msiani, uui win return in uuio to
receive the Duke of Connaii'ht in May.
The Comte do Paris, now at San Lu- i
car, Spatu, expresses himself as pleased t
with the conduct of his son, tho Duke '
of Orleans. The Comte Is easily satis
lied. The Duke of Orleans has let his j
friends, the Dukes of Luyncs nnd !
d'AIencon, pay his prison restaurant
bill of 1,451 francs. The young pre
tender's every meal cost about llfty
Archbishop Ivonrick of St. Louis
takes a dally walk of about six miles,
nud has done so for years, rain or
Rhine, except on a very few days. Ho
in now in the 81th year" of his age.
William Sharp has finished his "Life
of Browning," in which ho ha3 received
assistance from tho poet's family, and
It will bo published US' tho April voluino
of the "Great Writers" series.
Mr. Blalno looksfniily well, but those
who know him best assert that ho Is
strangely absent minded nt times, and
that his eyes have a far-away look in
them when he talks to young ltcpubll
cans In search of Consulships. He evi
dently is not happy.
The newest freak of Paris fashion is
a looking-glass stand for the mtnu, so
that the ladles can see how they look at
the table. The 1'rincess of Monaco has
just secured four dozen of them in
l silver of exquisite workmanship,
The fashion comes fiom l!usla.
THE GRAPEVINE SWING.
Wlie-n I was A hoy on the old plantation,
Down by the deep biyou.
Tho fairest sport of all creation
Under tlio urclilng blue;
When the wind cune over tlio cotton .iml
To tlio long, slim loon I'd spring,
With brown bare feet and liat.brlm torn,
And swing in tlio ginpevluo swing.
Kwlnghig In tlio grapevine swine,
Laimtilmr where tho wild Mnlssln-;
I dream und sigh
Kor tho dn j s gone by,
, Swinging In tliegiapevlnu swing.
Out o'er the water-lilies, bonnlo und
Hack to tlio uio-fS-grown trcMj
I shouted und laughed Willi n heart ue light
As a wild iou toned by the brecie.
The inncMiig-blril joined In my rookloss
I longed for no angol's w lug;
I was just as near heaven ns I wanted to In).
Swinging in tin) grapevine swing;
swinging in i ne grapevine swing
laiiighlliit where tho wild birds sing
Oh, to bo a lioy
With a heart full of ioi',
Swinging in tho grapevine awlu;!
t Sti$ '"
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And care Is sowing iny locks with white
.-is 1 venu mrougii mo icruruu man.
I'm tired ot the world, with its pride and
And fume seems n worthless thin;;
I'd barter it all for ono day's romp
And a swing in the grapevine swing,
Hwlnglngtu tho prapoviue swing,
Laughing where tho wild btrdi'sluc;
1 would I if ere away
From the world to-day,
Swinging lu the gropeTlne swing.
THE SOCIAL WORLD.
HMionnnd Mrs. Newman held a lanrn
and i tijoyuble r ci pilou from l to 7
o'clock yt'Mi'idny nfUTiio in a! lbe roil
dciiixMif Senator nnd Mr Htmfnrd.
'Ibo bMiop nnd bl wife Howl just
within the parlor door to reeelvo the
jniiPlR, whu were presented by Mr. John
McCnilh. Mrs Newinnn'a tr'iwuwts
a lavender brocade trlmmiHl with otter.
Mrs. Stanford was present throughout
the afternoon, and i njoyod tho nppor
tunliy sfl impossible on occasions of
foimal neepilons during the winter of
lnnvlnjt about nmonir tho ctunpOiy and
ennvcisiiig at length with her friends.
A cnllnllon of Ices and light refresh
wentswns servul in the dlning-nioiu.
Major and Mis. Tucker leturned on
Thursday from Florida. Wlillo nt
Jnckannville thev met Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. Wnnuiiuiker.
Mrs. I.oaan nnd Mrn. Tucker will
leave on Monday for Chicago to Join
OtntiHl Alaer'a family and accompany
them as their guest to California. Too
party will make the trip in General
Alger's piivato car, ono compirtment
of which lie named the "Logan runm"
at the time of tho Grand Army oicotir
slon. Mrs. Logan nnd MVs. Tucker
w ill relnrn to Washington by 3Iuy l.j,
on which date thero will bo a Kardcit
fete at Calumet l'lace for the bciretlt of
the Gartleld Hospital.
Mrs. 1). P. Morgan nnd Mrs. Wnlter
Woods gave dinner parlies Inst evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foster will
jjlvo a dinner of twenty-eight covers
Mrs. Logan has issued Invitations for
a dinner party Filday evening.
Mr. nnd Mrs. lMward L. Dent are re
ceiving the congratulations of their
friends upon the birlh of n sou on Sun
Mrs. AY. C. P. Urccklnridgc has
issued Invitations for Wednesday, from
1 lo li o'clock, when MlssGruco Gallon
det will speak on college settlements In
Surgcou-Gonctal and Mrs. Moore will
return to-morrow from a months tour
of inspection of military posts in the
The ladles of the Garfield Sewing
Society will meet Friday morning at 11
o'clock at tho residence of Mrs. Wil
Mrs. K. II. Watder entertained a
party of fifty guests at her residence
Saturday afternoon when Mrs. Illgby
gave a talk on Switzerland.
Little Miss Louiso Patterson cele
brated her sixth birthday at tho Shore
ham on Monday by a luncheon to five
of her young friendSj among whom were
the daughter of Iteprescntative Wallace
of Xew York and the sou of Mrs.
Tho social event of tho ovenluc will
! be tho concert of Amciican composers
to bo given at Lincoln Hall this even
ing, when tho orchestra of sixty-five
members from 2few York will be under
tho direction of Mr. Frank Yun Dcr
Stucken. Professor Paine of Harvard,
Mr. Weld and Mr. Buck will conduct
I their own compositions. Tho soloists
i will be: Miss Klcauor Warner Everest,
I soprano, of Philadelphia; Miss Louiso
I Knryss, soprano, of St. Louis; Miss
I Maud Powell, violinist, of New York;
I Mr. Arthur Whitiug, pianist, of Ho-iton.
I At 10:00 a full dress reception will bo
I given by Mrs. Jcannette Tlmrber at the
Governor aud Mrs. Jackson of Mary
I land gave a rausioalo last evening at the
I gubernatorial, mansion at Annapolis.
Yicn-President and Mrs. Morton gave
a dinner last evening of twenty-two
covers, llio decorations were green
and gold ferns and yellow tulips. "The
guests wcro Senator and Mrs. Cockrell,
Senator and Mrs. Culloru, Senator and
Mrs. Gray, Senator aud Mrs. Morgan,
Senator and Mrs. Pottlgrew, Senator
aud 3Irs. Stewart, Senator aud Mrs.
Payne, Senator and Mrs. Butler, Sen
ator aim Airs, neagan ami senator ana
The marriage of Theodore Thomas to
Miss Fay of New York will take place
Sirs. Nicholas Fish gave a musicalo
yesterday afternoon at her homo on
Irving Place, N. Y. The features of
tho occasion were the playing of tho
Adamowskl quartette and "Tho
I Awakening of Brunhllde," from Wag
i ncr's Siegfried, and Well's "Spring
time, sung by the hostess, with violin
J obllgato by Mr
..Littlo Lord Kaiiutloroy.1'
"Little Lord Fauntleroy," at the
National Theatre, has repeated the suc
cess it has achieved In other cities and
has drawn largo and enthusiastic audi- '
ences. Opinion as to tho merits of tho
dilferent children who perform tho lead
ing rplo is somewhat divided. Each
have their friends and admirers. Little
Wnllle Eddlnger is the youngest and
the smallest Fauntleroy, nnd his per
formance of Dick, tho bootblack, stands
out In moiked contrast to his rendition
of the tgiaceful Little Lord. Tommy
ltii'-sell rciumcs his original part this
evening and to-morrow Wallie Eddlnger
.A Midnight Hell."
The productlon.of Mr. Hoyt's latest
effort, "A Midnight Bell," at the
National Theatre Monday evening, will
command wide attention. In Us pro
duction hero it Is said thtn will bo the
same personnel ami the same material
that characterized its long run In New
York. Mr. Iloyt became penitent in
dramatic art, but not until he had gotten
rich off the ship-dash of "A BagB'abv,"
"A Hole In the Ground," "A Brass
Monkey" and "A Tin Soldier." He
then attempted lo shlko the centre of
true comedy and brought out his "A
Midnight Bell," which it is claimed
was written before tho "Bag Baby"
series and laid carefully away until tlio
author's reputation ns a .successful
farceur of tlio noisy typo was made.
The new ventuio was put on the
stage at San Francisco in April, 18SS.
It was a success. Then Mr. Hoy t re
modeled it slightly and took it'on a
tour for two weeks last spring, at the
end of which time it was nut on tlio
Bijou stage in Now York and presented
for 181) nights in succession. Tho sale
of seats open nt the box-olllco to-morrow
Next week at Albaugh's will bo de
voted to tragedy, nnd lovers of the im
mortal bard wil) liavo ample opportunity
to indulge their fancy, Tho opening
I play is Shakespeare's "Othello," with
J Mr. James in the titlo role. When
1 Louis James some four years ago ap
peared as a stellar exponent of leading
1 tragedy roles, and at oneo secured won
derful recognition aud unexampled
i popularity, tho kuowiug ones considered
J It only his just due, nnd remaikcd, "I
told you so." Time has shown tho
, soundness of thoo predictions for Mr.
, James hundreds of well wishers havo
1 developed Into thousands of admirers
I In every important city of America,
I while his friends and the newspapers
I hnve found ample provocation for con
1 ceding to Louis James tho exalted posi
tion once held by tho favorites Forest,
McCulIough, Garrlck, Kcmblo, Kean,
the elder Booth, nud others.
A prominent critic asks what nro tho
faculties and attributes essential to a
great success In acting, and, after pie
turJug Louis Jnuies as his Ideal, re-
it iiikf ' sinrptuous ,md supple
fl'.uie Ihiii can lenllo tho ldohls of
Mniunry;n regular and mobile counle
imiice Hint can strongly and unerringly
express the feellmrs of the heart mid
the wniktng of tho mind; eyoffthatoi'i
awe wlili the majesty, or starilo with
lhu Itiror, or thrill with tho tenderness
of their soul subduing giwju; u voice I
deep, cleat, lesoimtit, lloxiblo, that una
rnngo over the wide compass of oino
Hon and cany lis meaning id varying
iniisie. to eveiy ear and every heart; In
ti'lhct to shape all tho purposes nnd
control nil the mennB of mimetic art;
diep knowledge of humannnluto, deli
cate Intuitions, tho skill to listen ns
well as tho art to speak, Imagination to
conceive a character In till Its condi
tions of experience the Instinct of the
sculptor to give It form, of tliq, ptluter
to give it color, nnd of the poet to give
it movement, nnd, back of all, tho tem
po anient of genius tho gonlnlb'-d
iionous system to impart to tho whole
aillstic siructuio the thrill of splrituil
vllnlily. Louis .rallies' acting has
shown those faculties nnd attribute",
and therefore It is riuht to hail him as a
great actor." Sale of seats begins
Mtitllo Vlrknrs ill ii.lnci'itlmi."
That clover littlo soubrette, MUtie
Vickcrs, will be at 1 larris' UIJou The itro
next week In "Jacqulne; or Paste and
Diamonds." She has mademany friends
by her natural brightness and vivacity,
her singing, dancing and Imitations of
stage celebiltles. She has with her a
company that has given satisfaction and
in some individual cases aroused more
. than the usual enthusiasm. Tho play
has n pretty yet forcible story, and
shows at times the pathetic ns well as
thccomlcsldo of human triture. MHny
in commenting on her talents have
pointed out a resemblance to "Almco "
Seats for tho engagement are now on
Molo-ilrnmii nt Keriiiin'ri.
The celebrated acting dons, ''Tiger,"
"Lion," "Panther" and 'Spot," ap
near nt Kcrnan's next weok with tho
Leon 70 Brothers, who present several
now melodramas, commencing with
their great Mexican play, "Delmonto."
The Irwin Brothers are drawing big
audiences duriug the present week.
Tho feats In mid-nlr of Stlrk and Zono
are of the most startling kind and cause
the audience to hold their breaths
during their progress. Xo more daring.
gymnasts over nsceniica a trapeze.
Tin; old mi.n tiii: woitsr.
They Ate tlio Ones that Flirt Mltli tho
1'rom the 2Teu ork Sin.
An enterprising woman, who has es
tablished a very -largo business down
town in supplying typewriter operators
to business houses, said yesterday that
thero was a good deal of truth and a
fair share of tragedy in tho often re
peated nsscrtion that business men
down town are apt to flirt with their
typewiiteis if they can Und any oppor
tunity to do so.
"It is always the old men of whom I
hear the mo"st complaint," she said.
"The girls pay mo a fee for giving them
instruction and securing a position, and
they always como in here frequently
after they have begun their work. Con
sequently, I hear a great number of
stories about men who certainly ought
to know belter. Yet the lively and
wide awake business men, no matter
how much of a reputation they may
have In tho uptown clubs as rounders
and so on, never1 interfere with the type
writers in tlio slightest degree.
Apparently alt their evanescence of
spirit is ex'pended "above Twenty-third
street. They arrive at their offices
late, work like steam eglncs, and ru3h
up town sigaiu. Tho old deacons and
church members, however, spend a
great portion ol (he day down town
away from their families, and, if there
is n pretty typo writer within gunshot
of them, their benevolence Is directed
toward iter at once.
Thcio Is nothing, as n rule, strictly
offenslvo about their attentions, but
they aro Inclined to be more paternal
and kindly than the occasion warrants.
They are always taking an interest in
the poor girl who is obliged to camber
living, and, ns it is the interest of the
poor girl to keep her place, she has to
submit to a good deal of nonsenso from
men who are old enough to know
WIT IN A SMALL WAY.
Working for relations has many of
the unsatisfactory conditions which at
tend eating soup'with a fork. Milnav
It wns a barber who remarked that
it took everything he could "rake and
scrapo" to maKo him a llvlng.-t-itefwi'i'
"Tho onlv wnv to movent what's
past," said Mr. Muldoon, "is U) put a
stop to it before it happens. linlon
"Never mind me," said the pyro
technist to his wife. "I am only going
down to the city on a little rocket.
Home Sett tin el.
Adam wa.s put on this woild first, and
woman canio after, and she has been
after man ever since, God bless her,
A'cio Vork Pre.
How strange that tho glamour of ro
mance sticks so pertinaciously to tho
stage. It is a most mattcr-of-act busi
ness. liinghiuatvn JIcraM
When a girl gets married aud has a
hard time wo nil feel sorry for her, but
we really ought to feel sorry for her
mother. AlehUon Globe.
Tor walking or for business purposes
it would seem as if tho hat know.n ns
tho stovepipe were more likely to soot
the wearer. Harper's llaxur.
It Is quite the rago to havo theatres in
private houses in England. Kcchanaa.
And a domestic circus is not a rarity
among the nobility. St. Paul Pioneer
Some jail-birds in Illinois broke loose
in cold weather and were almost frozen
to death. Thoy didn't know they were
going to hnve such a snap. AVio York
A milkman is so delicately poised on
tlio water question that ho blushes when
ho passes a pair of patent-leather danO
Ing "pumps" In a store window. Dan
Mis. Gadabout What sort of person
Is Mrs. Mlldman, who has moved into
tho next house to you? Mrs. Chaffer
1 don't think much of her. Botween
you and mo, 1 think sho Is noxt door to
an Idiot. Mrs. Gadabout (Innocently)
1 think so, too, my dear, .UktiVii.
Why Omit Tliuiu?
Fditor Critic: Mrs. Thutbcr, in giv
ing her cnteitalnment entitled the
"American Composers Conceit," has
omitted tlio name, of tho most noted
American composer of his dny, namely,
Millard, tho author of "Xuncy Leo."
and a dozen or more very line auil "tak
ing" ballnds. Thero Is also another
American songwriter, Frederick Nicho
las Crouch, author of "Kathleen
Mavotirneen, a Haltimorenn by birth.
ills vii'i. ior r.vi.H.
A WrMcfli Doctor'- llnril Tlmi) (lot
ItiiK Honey doe.
A local doctor ha 1 an experience nol
le cling a bill which ho will not soon
foirct, tayslhi' St. Paul Pioneer-l'tw.
Tho account amounted to $18, nud
alter cendini monthly statements for
three years lhu debtor, a merchant, by
lbe w a , ei nt a cluck, which upon pro
H-ntalloii at the bank was found to be
worthless. It lmppenea anon; mis tune
that the doctor's wife wished some ar
ticles for the liotn-e, and visited tho
inn chant's store. Sbo was unknown
to the proprietor, who was all suavity
and politeness, and, althoiiish prions
welo a lit'lo high, slio purcllasod a bill
of irooU.s amounting to s21.
When she gave her name and address
aud ordered lbe goods sent lo the house
the courteous proprietor nouly fainted,
lie hnd gono so far, however, that ho
was ashamed not to send the go ids,
wlili h wire delivered in good time.
Promptly ho received his worthless
check bv mall Then began sending
bills for the balance of $8. When did
ho get tho balance' Tho calendar and
his books will show that tho 'JS were
remitted just threo years after the ac
count was contracted, and Galea laughs
in his sleovo whenever he thinks
AN lJJTKltKBTINd SOCIAL SUSHI'.
llo'w OlimiiM'ey )t.ww und (Jnuernl
1'ortnr Limit nt. n Dinner l'nrty,
fiom OMXete XorliS'tn,
One oflho most Interesting sights In
tho social life of Now Yoik Is Chauncoy
Dopew and General Horace Porter at a
dinner party. These two veteran diners
out have been neighbors over the tables
of prominent people for so many years
nnd have been friendly rivals in'post
prandial eloquence so long that their
experience aro in many cases almost
identical. It would bo a wise man who
could llguie up the number of elaborate
dinners which tho pair havo eaten in
They have got Into tho habit of re
ferring to each other in tho most
amiable way in all of their stories, and
Mr. Dcpew seldom tells an anecdoto or
reels off a reminiscence which is not
imbued with such parenthetical phrases
as "You remember that night, Horace;"
"Wasn't It so, Horace?" "Am I right,
Horace?" or some other reference to
General Porter always replies to these
queries and references with nn amiable
and often smiling Inclination of tho
head, ami when ho rises to speak, ho
not unusually begins his address by say
ing, "Chaunccy and I wcro dining," or
making some other reference to the
genial president of tho Now York
Central road, hereupon Mr. Dcpew
always wags uts ncau in sympathy.
They are tho most harmonious
speeakers in tho world. Both have a
soft, easy and conversational style, aud
they are utterly without oratorical sitis
Of course, at the big dinners the 'two
men nro more formal in their refer
ences, but, at the small and particu
larly attractive banquets at which they
frequently figure, they arc as confiden
tial and unrestrained ns a couple of
college chums at a class dinner.
a miti:hn vikw or ikoalls.
Ills Unimclty Tor Worcl-I'ulntlni; Con
hlderecl Ills Strongest l'olut.
from the Kansas City Journal. j
"When Ingnlls speaks you seem to sec
the commas, the semicolons, the dashes,
tho periods, and yet feel thnt you aro
punctuating the work of a master who
could never stop to think of such do
tails for himself, says a Washington
letter to the Denver Times. Unques
tionably Mr. Ingalls' capacity for word
painting is ono of his strongest points.
But it is not his only resource, lie is
picturesquo in many ways.
nis flguro is striking, and he has the
self-possession of tho Old Nick. He
looks and diesscs like a dude at times:
'ho has the bold sweep and tho off
hand wny of ti cowboy upon occasions.
Ho parts his gray, slightly curly hair
nlmost in the middle, if It may be said
to be parted at all, and allows it to fall
down over his forehead In most wanton
Physically he is thin and long drawn
out. Ho looks a good deal like a badly
crooked No. 5 stove-pipo In a high
room, as If ho would "get there" even
if tho ceiling wcro knocked out and ho
had only tho sky above.
I'rcm the Chicago Xeits.
Mr. Ashmcnd Bartlett and his vencr
able wife, tho Baroness Burdett-Contts,
gave a party the other evening in Lon
don in honor of tho ninth anniversary
of their wedding. Ono of tho guests,
striving to bo particularly gracious,
complimented tho aged baroness upon
her appearance, and reminded her tnat
very many years ago the great Duko of
Wellington had been a suitor for her
hand. This wns not particularly pleas
ant reminiscence for the young husband
to be regaled with, and the embarrass
ment was still more complicated when
another courtly ass who stood near
chipped in with;
"Oil, hut thnt was long before Mr.
Bartlett was born!"
Tim iJiiiillUes of (juliilne uro Sieclllu
atraln-t premsturo lialdness. Atkinson's
Quinine, Tonic leaves the hair soft and
Ajiollloiiris on the Sldn,
Frooi the Xeic Toil Commercial AUmtUcr.
Tho annual report of tho Secretary
of tho Senate is an interesting docu
ment. Accoidlng to his schedules the
Senators used, during their last session,
about forty cases of apollfnaris water,
fourteen boxes of lemons, 1100 pounds
of granulated sugar and 75,000 pounds
of the best Kennebec ice. Everything
else was taken in executive session.
At tho coming o( spring tlio blood should
bu purified, as impurities which have boon
nccnraulatlnj- for months, or oven years, are
Unblo to manifest tltomtlves and seriously
affoct tbo iiualth. Ilood'ti Sarnariaillla I i un
doubtedly the best blood purifier. It expels
ocry taint ot impurity, drlvea out scrofulous
ltumurs end Rerun nt disoane und aires to tho
UoodtlioiiunHty and tono ossentlal to gvoi
"Every spring for years I havo made Itn
piaotlco to take from thiuo to live bottles ot
llood'MSiirsapailllu, because I Know It purl
ties tho blood und thoroughly elouuses tho
system of all Impurities." W. II. Iawiiem i,,
Eil It or Agricultural L'pltomM, IndliinitpulN,
Purifies the. BJood
"bast spring I was oomplitely fuKited out.
.MystioiiKtli left no and I felt Mok und miser
able, all the, time, so Iliat i ouuld hurdly at
tend to my bullions. I twk ono bottlu of
Hood's Barsapaillla and It i urad mo, Tlioro
Is nothing llko It," it. o. iir.nor.ti JMltorEii
tcrpilgo, lltllovlllo, Mleli,
"Hood's SursaparlHa gave me. now lire and
lostorcd mo to my wonted health and
htienBth." Wnu.uill. Ci-oi'uii.TIItim.N.ll
Bold by all drugglsn. 1; Ux for 83. IW-
pared only by O. I.HOOI) &C0 Lowell.Mass.
100 Dose One Hollar,
tiu: l-tv or tTitoiis.
Soma of Thru, nt Least, ltavo
quired u Com'iutnnca,
.From tht KnWoii .1 'tcertltt r.
This column contained a statement
recently, Imputed to I'd ward Usgloston,
thnt thero Is no American author who
receives nn Income from his writings.
Tho stntcmcut nt tho tltno seemed pre
posterous, for ns shown in this column,
there nro ninny American writers who
make excellent incomes from their writ
ings. Mr Eggleson now rises to ex
plain, and niter roundly abusing the
newspapermen for their lack of brains,
precision nnd mental training, goes on
to say thnt what ho really did say was
that "ho did not know any author who
has acquired a competence by literary
work, propel ly so-called."
This Is certainly quite a modification
of the statement as first quoted, but
even this Is not correct. "Mr Long
fellow was a professor," he says, "and
mode good investments." But Mr.
Longfellow continued to write for years
after ho ceased to occupy a chair at
Harvard College, and what properly ho
left was mainlv itcqulrrcd through his
copyi Ighls. Mr. Whlttlcr has certainly
acquired what Is for him n competence,
nnd by his pen nlonc. llo lives tho life
of n quiet, elegant country gentleman,
hns all he needs, and gives much in
"Mr. Howells," says Mr. Eggloston.
"has had, let us hope, allbcral editorial
salary." But before Mr. llowclls made
his present arrangement with Harper
Brothers ho had acqulrod.by his writ
Ings a sufficient competency to enable
him to own and occupy a mansion "on
the water side of Beacon street." Mrs.
Stowo ha3 certainly acquired a com
foitablo competence with her pen. Gen
eral Wallace is popularly believed to
have made something from tho salo of
more thau 800,000 copies of "Bon Hur,"
besides the incoino from from his other
books, although, perhaps, Mr. Egglcston
would wish to plead Gcnernl Wnllaco's
Balary as Minister to Turkey, To bo
sure, Mr. Egglcston's general proposi
tion is correct, that ietters aro more
poorly paid than the other learned pro
fessions; but yet his statement Is still
A Itctl'llemleil Washington.
Fiom tke l'hlladthihia I.alatr.
Trobably tho llrst official portrait to
represent Washington with red hair and
exceedingly florid countenance is the
steel engraving of him now sold by the
Government for two cents a piece.
MR.T. E. ROESSLE,
Washington, D. C,
March 6, 1800.
My Dhaii Dji. IiioiiTiitM.:
It gives mo great pleasure to state
that you effected a remarkable cure of
deafness and discharge from thcears in
the caso of my cousin, 3Iarcus C.
Itoessle, and that thecure has proved as
permanent as It was radical. I feel sure
that without your skillful aid my cousin
would have been a denf man all his
life. Kuowiug of other cases In which
you have been equally successful, I
cheerfully give you leave to refer to me
at any time, and hopo that your prac
tice in Washington will prove n distin
You i s, truly, T. E. Bonisi.t:.
DP. LIGI1TIIII.L can bo consulted
on Deafness, Catarrh, Asthma and
Diseases of the Throot and Lungs at
No, 1017 Fifteenth Street Northwest.
Hcrdics pxss tho door.
Office hours from 8 to 12 and 3 to 5.
i. W. BAIT BRO. & CO.
Gill attention to their stock
of Watches, comprising all
the most desirable movements
and styles of casing, from the
lotucst price for which a re
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These watches bear our
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Watches of all grades
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Commencing promptly at 3 o'clock p. in.
Trains loavo tho Baltimore nnd Potomac
Ilallrond station, Mxtli and 11 stitfft'.. at 1S.03,
l.uo, 2 and 2.30 p. m. each day, rottiruiiu Ira
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AdmlHon to tho Grounds, Grand Stand
and Tool Lawn, St.
Membership tickets should bo apnllod for
lit tlio otllco of thoTroamor,Vlllaril'ii Hotel,
Improper characters, will lio excluded.
F. M. DKANKY, President.
ItODT. E. M0HRI9, soorotary.
Corner 11th aud l'ets. n. w.
We are making an "open
ing" display of Easter "Nov
elties" in our Art Embroi
dery Department, An ex
quisite collection of Painted
and Embroidered "Easter1'
offerings, beautifully made
and artistically decorated
for gifts, &c, &c. New
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Glove and Cravat Cases,
New Needle Cases, Bags,
Fancy Boxes for Bon Bons,
Jewels and innumerable fan
cies appropriate to the sea
son. Also many novelties
of the emblematic Chic and
Egg order, which make very
acceptable Easter gifts. 50c
We are also exhibiting a
most complete line of high
class fabrics for hangings,
draperies, table scarfs, bed
spreads, &c. Also new ideas
and designs in ready-made
Toble Covers, Cushion Cov
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of art silks, satins, wool,
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cloth, mousseline de soic,
In addition to the above
we are showing every neces
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as silk threads of all thick
nesses in art colorings, silk
cords, ornaments, braids,
tinsel threads, etc. In fact,
we have the exact article
for your every need in art
Newest and most original'
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We make a specialty of
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Stamped goods worked in
any colorings desired.
Particular attention is
called to a line of stamped
Broadcloth Table Covtjrs
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Tonic Wine of Coca
IS JUST WHAT YUU NEED
If your nerves aro all
nnstrune If vou' oal
Irritable, moss and frotfnl If vo
r. . 5 . r .. . " .. ' ... .
fioultto concentrato your mfud If you tea
name, cross ann ireiiui u you una it in
discouraged and think llfo Is not wortlitl
mg, it jb.ieucu ooiicr to usu
71II3 SPLENDID TONIO
than to'co off and sock to drown tho-w mis
erablo toolings in "the flowing bowl,'
thereby obtaining only TEMPORARY RE
LIEF, when by using
Oh Ferraud's Tonic Vine of Coca
you TONE UP YOUR SYSTEM AND GIVE
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION
indoreoit as a pleasant and offeotlronorvo
tonic and stimulant and prescribe it for all
Nervous Troubles, Thin Blood, Malaria, Loss
of Appctlto, WoaK Stomaoh, Loss of Vigor
and all troubles of this sort "that flesh is
ion i' siiti:i;r aokthw
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(Successor to Henry Lou's Sons),
-TjrxrjDan k o?.a.ic.hi:ei
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Tho ' uni'HMiv Itwludei
davkni'oht. uvru uarp. oltv k
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frcatB on ''iilo'l'o-inotrnw.
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Wnlncsday. March vV, n i)
Full Orchctra of d Irom Now York, I ndw
tho Dlrcotion of
JIH. FHANK VAN DEIt STTitKEH
of Now York.
Works of tho following Composers tvlll ho
Muigarot It. Lanf.
OiiorKO W. C'hadwlok,
Fred. i ll-son,
15. A. 310I10WCU.
.lohn K. Palno,
WINon G Smith,
F, Vim der Stuc
Arthur Gordon Weld
lli'iny lloldnn llQsa,
Mr. Bnck. Prof. Pallia of Harvard. Mr.
Van dor Stuckon and Mr. Wold will I'ouduet
MISS ELlMNOn WAKNEIt EVEREST,
soprano, of Philadelphia
3I1SS LOUISE 1CAHYS3, soprano,
of St LouN
JIISS 51AUD POWELL, violinist,
of Now York
JIR. AIlTIIim WHITING, pianist,
Tiicos Si, Sl.W, SI, TSe, Admlislou SI.
&cat now on salo atKllh' Mntlc Store.
TT AltUIS' I1IJOD THEATRE.
Commcnclnc MONDAY, MARCH SI.
llatlnpci Tuesday, Tlmrday and Sntimitr.
A Grand Sectilo Production,
Greater aud Gr.inderThan Ever.
A Scenic Triumph
lleautlful Snow M-eno.
Fortress Monroe Illuminated.
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THE MOST NOVEL SHOW OF THE SEASON,
Ladles' Matluets Tues., Tlmrs and Sat.
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Monday, March 21, und darinc tho week,
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DRAMATIC! and SPECIALTY COMPANY.
Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10, 0, SO and
COc Matinees. 10, 20 and 30c.
SIX WEEKS' COUUSB
No Admlst-ion Except by Coupon Tickets.
To accomplish the results anticipated, tht
Conrso will aud most bo Daily, and In order
to enuhlo BOholars to attend regularly each
day tbo lesson will bo ropeatcd
At the Following Horns!
11 a. m. for Ladles, and for Ladles and Gen
tlemen al 12:15, 3, 1:30, Oils ami i p. m.
rnplls may attond at. any ono of tho-o hours
for their lesson, and at au, tbo others. If
ni-rceablo and convenient, as listener:
thus no e.iQuso will be left any ono fur not
being present' Daily at the Course.
Regularity In'AttondancoTOnly Guarantee of
French unquestionably tho easiest to le.iiu
to speak. Conversational Power,
Pronunciation and Aecent
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to a good school for your daughter, I can
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I). (.'. Tbo standard of scholarship thero la
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Where You Will Always Find
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