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THE WASHINGTON CE1TIC, TIirUKDAY EVENIHG, APRIL 24, 1890.
WAMIINUTON CUITIC COMPANY.
11ALLET KILUOUEN, rni-MiresT.
43 D STREET NORTHWEST,
WASHINGTON, H. C.
TERMS 01' SUBSCRIPTION.
By mall (postage prepaid), 1 year 8 M
' " " 1 month. ... to)
Carrier! In tho city. 1 month '
on D Street,
Wellington, I'. C.
"WASHINGTON, APItIL SJ, lfifJO.
mi: kaimvav l'ltont.iiM.
The lefcrence once more to the Dis
Irlct Commissioners of the project for
lemoving the tinchs of tlio B. & P.
Ilailroatl from Sl.xlh street, -anil of ac
commodating lliu trafllc of the road Into
and through the city In such way ns to
cause least ilcliltucnt to property hi
Souui "Washington, brings tlio whole
matter under consideration again. The
pioposcil plan Is that nftcr January 1,
IbOJ, the road shall enter the city along
tho northern shore of the Eastern
Bianch, at a point between L and M
street south; .thonco with n double
tinck on and under K street south,
Canal street ami Virginia avenue to a
passenger station south of tho inter
section of Viiginla and 3Iuryland ave
nues, and thence along Maryland avenue
tn tho Long llritlgu.
After passing Delaware avenue thd
tracks shall bo depressed below the ad
jtfeent surface grade, Suitable bildges
shall be constructed over thu tracks of
the road at the intersection of all streets
from Four-ami n-hulf to Twelfth, and
the entire route of tho road shall be in
ilosed by an iion fence or railing upon
ti stone parapet.
Last week Vice-President Green of
the B. A: P. Howl, appeared befoio the
committee and icpiesentcd that tho pro
posed changes would subject his com
pany to great expense and that tho plan
involved great engineering illliicultlus.
lie claimed that his road had come into
"Washington at thy earnest solicitation
l 5s citizens, and that its tracks and
1 pot had been located by Congressional
ai-'lon. It was therefoie unjust, he
mid, to take any measures which, in
these circumstances, would be umbar
m'sing or oppic&sive to his company.
On the other hand, tho representatives
i tho city board of trade held that the
Biiltimoiu and Potomac road was veiy
anxious to come to Washington, not
only to secure its share of tlio local
triiftic, but to find here a connecting
link with the Southern railway system.
They repiesentcd that tlie matter was
not one of gratitude to the railroad, but
one of municipal regulation, with a
view to the best inteiests of tho city.
In regard to the expense involved, they
held that It did not compare with tho
Joss through impaired valnation of
property and general annoyance which
citizens of South Washington had tor
so many years been obliged to endure.
It will thus be seen that the B. & P.
Kailroad problem is one to be con
sidered with great moderation and with
true legard to all the interests involved.
It is very desirable that the evils com
plained of in South Washington should
be alleviated as far as possible, but on
the other harfd tho value of tho road to
the convenience and other interests of
this city lias been so long known aud
ftlt that any change for tho worso would
be universally deplored.
On one point all citiens will agree.
It is that any change that will leave tho
Smithsonian' Mall free and open from
end to end will lestoio its beauty and
confer a public benefit.
THE SII.VKIt OUKSTION.
It is very evident that theTtcpublican
majority in Congress has put foith an
honest endeavor to arrive at a conclu
sion on the silver question which should
command the gencinl approval of their
party, but it Is equally certain that such
a conclusion has not yet been arrived at.
Theieisinthe minds of tho mod
erate silver men a feeling that tho ex
tiemisls, who are themselves largely in
terested in the silver product, desire,
by means of such legislation a3 is now
ryntemplated, to make tlie United
States Tieasury a ready-niado and
unresisting market for tlie whole out
put of the mines, and that thoy desire
free cpinago for purely selfish pur
poses. Of course, tho free coinage men
do not admit the selfishness, but, direct
ing attention to tho Insufficiency of
current money in circulation, they In
sist that they have tho metal out of
which money can be made to relieve
the present allegedstilngency.
It so happens that all sections of the
silver party agree that thereis a contrac
tion of the currency which is dctri
ii ental to business interests aud de
Miuetive of property values. The main
nrgument for the free coinage of silver
is derived from this fact. The moderate
silver men admit tho fact but stand in
as much diead of inflation as of con
traction. T.heso latter, therefoie, desire
to surround tho operations of tho Gov
ernment in silver with sucli safeguards
us would prevent the lnllatiou of tlio
cuirency beyond the needs of tho nat
ural expansion of business.
Secretary Windonl professes himself
a moderate silver man. The purpose
f f his bill Is to meet tlie demand for an
intM?ase of ciiculation by tho use of
ccititlcatcB issued on deposits of-silver
bullion in such a way as not to imperil
the national ciedit. He, too, believes
that tho currency Is contracted nnd he
states that the effect of his bill, if In
operation, would bo to add from tlfly to
Mxty million dollars annually, His
bill further provides for tho free coin
ugo of silver when its market price Is
vae dollar for 571.25 grains of pure sil
ver, and ho claims that while it thus
i monetizes silver, it affords safeguards
nninst tho embarrassments which
might arise from speculative dealings
In the precious metal.
The Bcoitfo bill proposes tho coinage
t f .fi.jOO.uuO a month, that Is $j 1,000,
000 a vcar. What is known as the
ltouso bill provides for unlimited
bullion deposits nnd tho emission of
ceitiflcntcs redeemable in bullion or
"lawful money" at the holders' option.
It will bo seen that these three bills
propose an addition to ihocuncncy of
over fCO.OOO.OOO a year. But as the
whole silver product of tho country Is
only a little ovor $00,000,000 a year tho
dlfleieiico In tlie various measures do
not seem lobe worth wiaogllng about.
The piesent law niithorl7.es the coinage
of 8,000,000 worth of silver a month
as a minimum and fl, 000,000 worth as
n maximum. It would not ho wonder
ful if tho various factions should coino
to agree upon Senator Plumb's propo
sition to amend the present law, so as to
lender It obligatory upon tho Treasury
to coin sliver nt tlio maximum limit,
tliatisnt theiato of four million dol
lars' worth a mouth, which would make
about fBO.OOO.OOO n car
A succession or moiis.
According to tlio New York Keening
Pott nny ono observing the changes of
residence which take placo year by
year in the older streets of Now York
enn see that one race can actually drive
out another. It must ho remembered
that these sticcts were once Inhabited
by tho best citizens who deemed them
selves fortunate in occupying such
pleasant places. Such business turmoil
as tho city knew maintained itself in
streets far down below Canal street.
But as Immigration camo and the
lower city got to bo crowded tho Ameri
can had to betako himself to tha higher
grounds of tho island and there estab
lish himself in a home. Tlio Irish con
tingent did not delay its speedy occu
pation, and for a score of years and
more it did much to advauco and ricccl
crato tho prosperity of. tho city. ,A
standing joke for many years had refer
ence to the fact that the Iilsh governed
When the Irish vacated their tene
ment houses for better homes when
they began to occupy aldermanic and
legislative seats tho Italians crept into
their dcscited dwellings down town
and drove out whatever remnant of
Irish occupation stlil icmaincd. These
latter have not yet reached tho aider
manic chamber, but it is very probable
that they will do so when some new
field may open to tho Iiish, affording
them larger opportunities for politics
What has been true in somo of the
old streets of New York in regard t
the succession of tho Iiish by the Ital
ians, has also been true in others of
those streets in tlie cxpeiionco of tho
Gciman Jews. There was a time when
several of the down-town streets wcr!
largely occupied by German Tews.
T.altcily these hav6 been forced up town
or driven out of the city altogether by
tho pressure of new immigrants. Their
places have been quickly occupicl by
Polish, Hungarian and Russian Jews.
Tlio question is what race or nation
ality is next to land at tho Battery,
creep up the down-town streets and
keep going upward and acquiring in
fluence until it, too, Shall aspire to the
government of the city? And in all
this what placo has the American? In
fact, he Is too much occupied with
business to care whether or not Irish
Aldermen aro governing him or to note
the seething caldron of communistic
elements that aro getting ready to boil
in what is to hi in a part of tho city
A CUKIOUS HOOK.
A book has recently been published,
or lather printed in a special and
private edition, reproducing Coleridge's
Annotations on tho hooks which he read.
Students of English liteinture need not
be told that by his contemporaries Cole
Tidge's was regarded as the greatest
mind of his time. His original genius
was wonderful, and his scholarly ac
quirements were immense. What he was
as a poet is but an indication of what he
might have been. He was also a great
philosopher, theologian and litterateur.
But he was especially and above all
things an omnivorous reader. It was
his habit when reading to note on the
margins or on the fly-leaves of the book
his criticisms and opinions on such pas
sages as were woithy of temark. These
notes, having been made on the spur of
tho moment, and with no thought of
tin Ir ever reaching the public, wew
after his death greatly prized by his
friends". They justly regarded them as
giving a better Insight into the working
of the poet-philosopher's mind thautho
Iliographla LiterarUi which lie pub
lished with a view of revealing tho
method of his mental development and
The books so annotated have been
collected ami now occupy a special
place in the library of the British Mu
seum. Mr. William F. Taylor has
found access to these volumes and has
so reprinted them that the page or pas
sogo which interested Coleridge is re
produced side by sido with the com
ment which Coleridge made upon It,
just as ho wroto It. Hesldes tills ho has
repioduced in fac simile what Coleridge
wrote on the tly-leaves at tho end of
different volumes. Only 530 copies of
this' compilation have been produced
and tho work will not be leprinted, and
fifty copies only will roach the United
Slates. Two copies havo been brought
to Boston and both of theso are In pri
vate hands. It is hoped that some of
the great public libraries may secure
copies and that tlio work may thus be
come accessible to scholars and tho
Tin; report that editor Watterson
lost if 1,000 at poker In Memphis tho
other ilny Is discredited. It is believed
to be a slander on tho god-father and
sponsor of the star eyed Goddess of
Itcform. The explanation offered Is
that the Kentucky editor has a double,
and the press of tho counliy can engage
In no moie laudable endeavor thau
that of di'coveiing the bad man who
is personating Mr. Walterson in Ten
nessee. Asa srqukl to tho distemper whiah
last winter overspiead Europe and was
expel lenccd to a considerable extent in
America, and which was known under
the impelled name of "la grippe," it
seoms anolhor singular dlscaso is doveb
oping on the same trail. Like its'pro
deceesor tho new disease, "la nona,"
starts from Italy and seizes, almost ex
clusively upon the victims of the form t
malady. Its svmptoms aro an over
coming drowsiness, which puts tho pa
tient Into a stupor for four or five days
sometimes longer always terminating
In extreme exhaustion, sometimes in
death. Ono or two rases havo already
been discovered In Boston. Somo
Western physicians, who have practice
among foreign residents, state that thoy
arc not wholly unacquainted with tho
symptoms of this disease, and that occa
sionally they have patients affected by it.
At thk recent election Miss Maggie
ICellcy wns chosen mayor of Edger,
Kon. The day after her election she
made an addition of ono to the popula
tion of that thitving town. The new
chief of police, Mrs. Bessie Gilcr, has
u yearling, but her household affilrs
are not allowed to Interfere in tho
slightest degree with her official duties.
Tin: Emperor of Geimany, in his
speech at Bremen, asks Germans to re
pose confidence in his determination to
maintain peace. All the same the think
ing Teutonic mind finds It difficult to
reconcile this avowal with tho Em
peror's desire to increase taxation in
older to meet fresh military expenditures.
A railway iintnon across the Bos
pborus is tho latest project. It will
consist of a single span of 850 yards,
nnd will connect the Tallway systems of
European and Asiatic Turkey. The
advocal.es of tho schemo assort that the
bridge will develop Turkish and gen
cinl eastern tiadc to a very largo ex
tent. Tun destruction of the town of
Bayou Sara in Louisiana is tho most se
rious catastrophe yet reported from the
Mississippi Valley. There is doubtless
great disticss nil. along the broken
levees, but, so far, its most affecting
exhibition is in the devastation of this
p rospcrous town.
Jin. Hichahd Smith who succeeds
Mr. Halstead as editor-in-chief of the
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette was tho
editor of the Gazette when it was a
separate property. Ho is the same
Beacon Bichard Smith whom his
wicked partners used to lead so fre
The proposition; to bridge tho
Hudson River from New York to
Jersey City, for tho sako of Increasing
facilities of commerce, is a tremendous
undertaking. But it is likely to prove
Secretary Wisdom does not seem
to be getting on very well with his own
paity. His "worsted" ruling has beon
nil unraveled and his silver bullion
scheme is likely to go to tho melting
pot. Tin: new State of Washington Is
second in the extent of its steamboat
routes. Maiylnnd is first, having 1,550
miles of such routes, while Washington
lias 007 miles.
Damaoed 1'emale affections don't
come as high as they used to. A Phila
delphia' court has recently assessed a
craw-fishing lover In the sum of live
It is believed that tho House Com
mittee on Judiciary will report without
amendment the Senate bill that will
not prohibit trusts.
Mrs. Grant owns up that she is
preparing a book about her husbaud,
but she says it is a little thing of her
It is said that Mr. McICinley docs
not quite know his own position on
his own tariff bill.
Buffalo Bill has purchased a house lu
Naples. He has become an enthusiast
regarding life on.tho Continent, and ho
was offered an old house In Naples at a
ridiculously small price. It Is a placo
of historical Interest, as King Bomba
once owned it.
Captain Pine tho veteran doorkeeper
at the Commercial Exchange, will cele
brate tho fifty-fifth anniversary of his
marriage April 20.
Ferdinand de Lessens, althought 85
years,of age, still retains his youthful
spirits. His handwriting is firm and ho
is very proud of his vigor.
Tho next loyal visitor at Berlin is to
be tho Queen of Italy, who Is expected
for a week's stay there toward tho end
of this month.
Captain Watkins of the swift City of
Palis has n habit of copving from tho
logs of tho other fast ships of to-day
their runs by hours and by minutes
Then, when the City of Paris is cutting
through the Atlantic, the Captain sits
in his cabin and calculates how much
better he is doing. Ho can ilgme very
closely what his "time" will be, bar
ring accidents, when only a day out.
General Von Capri vi, the new Ger
man Chancellor, never has a pipe out
of his mouth when he is awake, except
durin his meals, and he .drinks beer
by tho gallon. He is a man of con
siderable ability and most deliberate in
all his proceedings.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is not
fond of being interviewed. He is cor
dial and polite to a reporter, but ho
evades the point at Issue with great
COLD, HARD OASH.
Oil, casbl Thou poteut tiling-; to thee
Wo liow our heads and bend the knee;
Wc know without thy kingly aid we cnunot
cut a dash.
But when with tlieo wo are allied
Wo know the world Is on our side
And men will all respect us for'our
Wit, beauty, leurulng nil niegood,
And we esteem them as we should,
But when wo size them up with thee they're
Just tha merest trash;
The world bestows Its warmest emtio
On blm whoso dollars highest pile,
The public eye Is dazzled by our
And even Cupid, so they say',
Will gold against allcctlon weigh,
And loves to dwell where riches may Its
wealth hi jewels flush.
The sly young olf admires grace;
A porfect'form.-ii pretty face;
But yet 'tis said he's fondest of the
Thus from the ciadle to the grave
Cuu gold our paths with pleasure pave,
But when we near tho river Styx and hear
IU water splash
The boatmau who would ron us o'er
Unto a sail or sunlit shore
Cnunot be bribed , to change Ills course for
THE SOCIAL WORLD.
Gmcral and Mrs. Watmougli will
give a tea this afternoon at their resi
dence on 1 street. Mrs. Watniough
will ho assisted in l'ecelvtng by her
daughter, Mrs, Gilllln.
Mrs, Olive Itlsloy Seward will glvo a
reception this evening in honor df hdr
sister, Mrs Hodman of Boston,
The Columbia Athletic Club will
open their now club house, 1702 G
street, with a large rccoption to morrow
afternoon nnd evening.
The Cosmos Club has Issued cards
for an exhibition of paintings and
din-wings by Washington nitlsts, April
29, 80 and May 1, from 10 a. m. to 10
p. in., anil Friday nnu Saturday, May
'J and ;!, from 10 a. m. to G p. m.
Tlio White House was ablaze with
lights and redolent with tho odor of
flowers last evening, upon tho occasion
of the biilllant ball given in honor of
Miss Louise Shcpard of New York.
The East Room, for the first
time since Mrs. Sartoris, as Nellie
Grant, held sway thcro with
her yohng friends, was the scene of a
goy dance, in which tho Jyoung people
of social and official circles passed tho
merry hours gliding about to the sound
of music from tho Marine Band, which
was stationed in tho small corridor
from which the stepslead up to thcofllccs
on tho second floor Tho decorations
of lings and buntings used tho proviouS
evening upon tlio occasion of the re
ception of tlio Army and Navy wore
letained, with tho exception of tho
floral stars and anchors, which were
replaced on tlio mantels by a
massing of lilacs, tulips, and
spring flowers of every description.
The 'crash wliich'covdied tlio floor of
tho East Room was bordered on all
sides with a thicket of palmottd troos
and ferns, giving to tlie apartment tho
nrjpearanco of a vast conservatory.
The guests were received by" President
and Mrs. Hairlson, Mrs. McKco and
Miss Shcpard. Mrs. narrison's gown
was of French gray and pink faille.
with court tl'ain of a darker shade of
velvet; MrS.'McKcd woro white tulle,
with light btonzo-grccn velvci, low
neck bodice and trimmings; Miss
Shcpard, white tulle over whito satin,
the skirt embroidered with a border of
water lilirs, a row of which flowers
finished the bodice about the low nock;
a necklace of pearls was the only orna
ment worn. Mrs. Russell Harrison's
gown was of lily stalk green tulle, em
broidered in silver. Dancintr was be
gun at 10 o'clock by Mr. nnd Mrs. Mc
Keo. Supper was served In tho private
dining'ioom, though a favorite place
with the voting people was the conserv
atory, where, shcllded from tho glare
of the electric lamps, with which tho
placo was lighted, by tho friendly shade
of over-arching palms they enjoyed
their ices and numerous little flirtations.
About two hundred guests were pres
ent, the invitations having included
peisons of prominence in Boston, New
Yoik, .Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Colonel Elliott-Shopard camcfioni New
York for the occasion.
The most elaborate tea of the season
was given yesteiday afternoon by Rep
resentative and Mis. Spinola. Tho
guests of honor were to have boen Rep
resentative Wiley of New York and his
bride, but they were unexpectedly
called from the city in the morning by
a telegram announcing the illness of
Mr. Wiley's mother at Buffalo. The
rooms used for the tea were in the now
portion of tho Arlington Hotel. They
were uccoraicu wan growing plants.
Mrs. Sninola. who stood with her
husband and a largo corps of assistants,
woro a handsome gown of olive green
satin, brocadedin roses, with panels and
tilmmings of olive green plush aud
diamond ornaments. Among the ladies
of the receiving party were Mrs. Eng
lish, Mrs. Holiston, Mrs. John H.
Flagg of New York, Miss Wilson and
Hiss Daisy Wilson of Baltimore, Mrs.
Owens of Indiana, Mrs. Biitton, Mrs.
Gibhs, Miss Bessie Rutherford. Miss
Lettia Aldrich, Mrs. Sellers, the Misses
Wyard and Mrs. Henderson of Iowa.
The second parlor was used for the
promenading, while in the third parlor
the guests Were' entertained with
vocal and instrumental music. Open
ing out from the second parlor was tho
large private dining hall, the walls of
which were decorated with palmetto.
Musicians were stationed in the bal
cony overlooking the apartment. This
balcony and the chandeliers were deco
rated, with asparagus vine. Tables
were spread ,in the' form of a hollow
square and adorned with huge baskets
of American Beauty roses "and lilies.
Mr. Wilson Barrett and Miss Mildred
Lee" were among the guests, who num
bered nearly every one prominent in so
cial, official and .Congressional circles.
Oneof the most cniovable progressive
euchre parties of the season was that
given by Miss Finley Tuesday ovening
at her home, 1020 Thirteenth street.
There were four tables, and at tho end
of the game Miss Finley, who did the
honors" of the evening, announced that
Mr. Stone and Miss Dutton had won
the first prize, while Miss Alexander'
and Mr. Gednoy had succeeded in cap
turing the booby prize. After the
piizcs had been awarded tho guests
weio escoited by Mrs. and Miss Finley
to tlie dining-room, where a tempting
collation was spread. Among, those
present were Mrs. Gibson, Miss Gibson,
Miss Jones, Miss Livingston, Mrs. Stod
daul, Mrs. Acker, Miss Jockum, Miss
Rose and Mrs. W. L. Finley, and
Messrs. Stone, Smith, McIIenry, Ged
ney, II. J. Finley, W. L. Finloy, Rose,
Acker and Stoddard.
Thu marriage of Miss Eloise Root to
Mr. John Stokes Ailams took place at
noon yesterday at Epiphany Church.
The brldo entered on the arm of hor
uncle, Mr. Cianch Mclntyre, in a gown
of white silk with draperies of pearl-embroidered
net, and carried a bouquet of
whito lilacs. Miss Mauro, cousin of
tho bildc, was mnld of honor and wore
white silk muslin with broad white
moire sash. A wedding breakfast fol
lowed tho ceremony at tho church
after which Mr, and Mrs. Adams Jeft
for a Northern trip on their return
from which they will make their home
Lieutenant and Mrs..T, B. M. Mason,
accompanied by Mrs. Myers and Mrs.
Julian James, sailed from Now York
yesterday, tho former to Carlsbad and
the latter to Paris. The party will re
main abroad until October.
Mrs. Robert Fleming was out calling
yesteiday for the flrst time in many
weeks, during which she has beon con
fined to tlie house by severe illness.
Mrs. Russell Harrison will return to
Montana at the end of tho week witli
her father, ox Sonator Saunders.
Miss Copeland of Clarksburg, W.
Va., who has been visiting filends at
tho Buckingham, returned home this
morning, much pleased with the Na
A dispatch to tho New York
Tribune from Marlon, Mass., anuouu
ces that Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland
will spend tho summer at that place,
whcio they havo leased the cottage
owned by Sir. Gcorgo Kelly. .
Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson entertained
a largo number of guests last evening
at a handsome reception at her resi
dence on Massachusetts nvenue. Tho
host and hostess were assisted in re
ceiving by theiv dauahters, tho Misses'
Ginco and Lena Hutchinson, Miss
Mildred Fuller, Mls3 Grcenlcaf, Miss
D.iiilK Misses Madge nnd Pauline
Many of Mr. Wilson Barrett's most
notable successes ns actor aud author
have been achieved in melodrama, ntuj
very near tho top of the list Is "Tho
Silver King," which was picscntcd last
night at tho National in such fashion as
never before in Washington, Every
element of power and pathos in this ex
ceptionally effective drama was brought
out in masterful style by tho distin
guished aclor-outhor and his admirable
company, and those who had only seen
tho play in less competent hands could
scarcely lecoenlzo it ns the sime. 1171
frid and yclly JJentcr, as given by.
Wilson uairett ana Miss isasiiauc, aro
artistic ci cations far abovo tho plane of
tlio conventional hero and heroine, of
melodrama, and tho work of several
members of tho support was scarcely
less commciuiabic. To-nigiu, in re
sponso to a very general desire, Mr.
Bariett will present his much-discussed
Intel pictation of Hamlet, which, like
everything this most intelligent aud
sympathetic artist essays, Is essentially
oiiglnnl, characteristic aud effective.
CONnitKSSlONAI. ADJOURNMUN f.
lluiun llendr In .Tunc Senator
Want More Time,
Tho date of Congress' adjournment
is a questiou much discussed, but ono
obout which little reliable Information
can be had, says Moses P. Handy In to
day's Philadelphia North American.
Speaker Reed expressed tho opinion
that Congress will adjourn early, say
about the 1st of Juno. This would be
?ood policy, ho thinks, as tho country
s not as a rule favorably Impressed
with long sessions. Bui rows of Michl
gan, one soi the Republican leaders,
says, on tho other hand, that an ad.
journment will not be reached until
Tho IIois.e, he says, favors an early
adjournment, ond Is ablo to expedite
bubincss, but in the Senate a question
may he debated as long as anybody
wants to talk, as there is no way of
ordering the previous question in that
body except by general consent. la
support of this view Burrows calls at
tention to the time spent by the Senate
iu discussing tho Montaua Senatorial
Tho Senators do not seem to be in
favor of a short session. One of the
leaders told me that he thought Con
gress would not adjourn before Septem
ber. Theso two statements represent
tho different opinions of thetwo bodies,
nnd tho idea prevalent hero is that
about the middle of July will bo niriced
upon as a compromise.
"AS YOU LIKE IT."
The l'lny TliormiRlily ICiirIIhIi iiml .it
ilcn I'.eallv Sherwood Forest.
Ftom the FhltatltlpMa Times.
In his preface Mr. Furness points out
what every student of "As You Like
It" must understand before ho cin be
gin to appreciate its beauties namely,
that it is thoroughly English. There Is
not there never was n, Foiest of
Aiden'in either Franco or Gprmanv
Its oaks, its air, its soil aro all English.
The only possible piototype for tho
Forest of Arden is Sherwood Forest, for
in Sherwood alono was such a heroine
as Rosalind possible, nnd without Rosa
lind there could be no Arden. Mr.
Furness is.not surprised, therefore, that
sucu a ine as Jiosaiaui leu in tno Jb orest,
which all English-speaking folk accept
without a thought of incongruity, is to
tho German mind well-nigh Incompre
hensible. Indeed, so thoroughly English
is this comedy that even tlie names of
most of the characteis of those, too,
that have a foreign sound are War
There are to-day in the neighbor
hood of Strnlfoid a number of families
whose name is Jacques. At the sur
render of the Abbey of Kcnllworth to
Henry VIII., in 1535, tho Abbot was
Simon Jakes. Sirljrnold de Boys held
the manor of Weston-in-Aden. Ernold
or Arnold de Boys was easily trans
posed Into Rowland and from Rowland
it was easy to evolve Orlando. Mar
text is a peculiarly English name, and
even A udrey was In common uso in
England in Shakespeare's time. The
parish register of Ashton Cantlowe
shows that Thomas Poole and Audry
Gibbs were married in 1C03 aud one of
tho characters In Jonson's "Tale of a
Tub" was AwdryTurfc.
THE PETTY HUMORISTS.
John Trousers Wanamaker cau
And should forever strive to better
Onr'postftl regulations and
Enforce them to the very letter.
We'll give him a boundless scopo
To work reforms, and monex ample,
But of his future work wo hope
ins uiouer postais, aren't a sample,
If he this gentle pointer heeds
Aud docs his best 'till bis removal.
In eighteen ninety-three hls'deeds
Shall all be stamped with our approval.
A. You aro so modest I don't seo
how you evercjimo to propose to your
B. That was very simple. I said
nothing and she said nothing, and so
one woid brought on another. Texas
"What do ypu think of tlie clothing
trado?" said the tramp to the scare
crow, after swapping suits with him.
"I like it better than I do Mho sta
tionary business," answered tho scare
"You don't say
what is his name?''
Miss Million has
her noble foreign
sol By tho way,
"I think his name's
she changes her mind.'
She Harold, I would bo willing to
many you, but I don't liko your rela
tives. He (carncatly) Neither do I.
New Fallier-iu-low Well, sir, tho
ceremony is over, and now that you nre
thd'husband of my daughter I want to
givo you a little advlco. What would
you do if you should wako up somo
niclit and find burglars in tho house?
Groom I should tell them that my
father-in law forgot to glvo my wife a
wedding dowry, and they'd go away.
JViic York Weekly.
THE PRIZE THAT OAUGHT THEM.
A teacher lu a Sunday school announced
that ho'd present
A ellver-clasped, morocco-bound, Illumined
To every hoy who on tho coming Sunday
From memory a chapter from the Scrip
tures all complete.
When Sunday camo he found that only one
had galued tho prize,
And so he set to work some other method
Iu&tea'd of testaments ho offered each a ball
'"'- and bat;
Ero Sunday enrne each urchin memorized
his chapter pat.
BCMUYKKIl COM'AX'S INNOOK.VOn.
The Solemn Dec) nrntlon or tho States
man to n Klinnuin,
Fiemtu A'cw York Press.
Rev. Dr. George Colfiw Baldwin,
pastor of tho First Baptist Church of
Troy, is famed for his cloquenco and
known and loved nil over tho country.
IIo hns recently published an ex
tremcly-intcrcstirtg'volumo bf personal
memoirs, entitled "Notes" of a Forty -one
Years' Pastorate," in which he gives
to tho world tho followlnn luinrcssivo
remlniscenco of his cousin, Schuyler
Colfax of Indiana, Vice-President of
tho United States during Grant's ad
ministration: "The career of Schuyler Col fax has
had few equals. Earlv loft an orphan,
becoming a clerk at 11 years of ago, hu
worked in a store and On n farm uutll
ho wns 21, nnd then devoted himself to
newspapers and politics. Ho was
elected to seven succcsslvo Congresses
and thtico to tho position of Speaker,
in which he rivaled tho fame Of Henry
Clav, and, after General Grant, wrts the
most prominent candidate for tho Presi
dency. But, alas! that triumphant ca
reer was prematurely brought to an end
bv nn unexpected disaster. On tho sin
gle chorgoof having received $200 as a
dividend" on a small portion of 'Credit
Mobiller' stock ho was politically
ruined. In simple justice to his mem
ory I stato two facts. After his death,
while absent from home, there was
found on his person a letter addressed
to his wife, which closes thus:
" 'When our llttlo boy Is old enough to
understand nil this, if ho knows anything
of tho bnso and bltttr calumny to which
his fnther was subjected by enemies and
lugratcs, ho will realize, what an honest, a
faithful servant received for twentv years
of tho prime of his life given to tho service
of his country, and nil that sustained me
during that wild storm of calumny was tho
loiowicdgo that Cod, at tho last day,
would male? niy honesty and truthfiilrioss
known to all men, arid that my wlfokncw
it and confided to tho utmost in her loving
apd devoted husband.
' "Tho last timb no visited me wo' sat
and talked on family and general topics.,
until a very late hour of the night.
Suddenly, ho oxclaimed:
"George, why don't you ask mo
about the "Cretlt Mobiller?"
"I replied that I did not care to do
so unless ho introduced it. Then, with
solemnity, ho asked"
" 'Do you believe that I am a Chris
tian?' " 'Most assuredly I do,' I lespondcd,
'"Well, then.' 'he said, 'you know
tho meaning I attach to tho words I now
utter. Istakcmyhopo of heaven on
my perfect innocence of ever receiving
one Cent of the money they charged mo
with having received from Oakcs Ames.'
"I believed him, despite tho unfavor
able circumstances which were con
nected with his cas6, because these cir
cumstances were not incompatible with
innocence. And I could not believe
that a man of his lifelong integrity and
piety could or would have volunteered
at midnight, in the snlitudo of my study,
such a statement had it not been abso
NEW TOIIK AND H.VKK1SON.
A l'olltlcnl Mnu Finds Ttertulillriiu
While in New York several days ago
'Mr. Julius Emner, jr., president of the
Jefferson Democratic Association of this
city, felt the political pulse to somo ex
tent regarding the present Administra
tion and tho outlook for 1892.
"I talked with numerous merchants,"
he said to a Citinc reporter, "a majority
of them being members of the Down.
Town Business Mens' Harrison andllor
ton Club, the same that cut sucli a broad
swathe in the Empire State during the
last election in tho interest of the prcsimt
occupant of the Whito House. I talked
to them about Harrison and a second
term and you would be surprised at tho
unanimous manner in which they
turned this Admiulstratiori down.
" 'I will vote the Democratic ticket
in '02,'" was the remark made by not a
few, while others' declared that they
would not swallow Harrison or any Of
his friends again for lovo nor money,
This disaffection among tho business
men, in my opinion, means much and
will weigh heavily when New- York is
next placed in the Presidential balance
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MR. T. E. ROESSLE.
Washington, D. C,
March 0, 1890.
My Deah Dn. Lioiitiiili,:
It gives ino great pleasure to stato
that you effected a rcraarkablo cure of
deafness and dischargo from the cars In
the case of my cousin, Marcus" O.
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Yours, truly, T. E. llonssi.E.
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