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WASHINGTON, A1MUL 25, 1800.
Trobably never boforo In the history
of Congress have so many chimerical
measures of a financial naturo been pro
posed. It is taken for granted that In
some ircncral and indetlnito way the
jieoplo are suffering for want of money.
To remedy this state of things is the
purpose of all the Quixotic plans of the
men who havo the mnnagement of the
Senator Stanford would hnvc the
Government lend pooplo money on
pood security at 2 per cent. Senator
A anco would havo tho Government
build great storehouses in eacli county,
and there leceive the fanners' pro
ducts wheat, corn, cotton, tobacco, or
what not advancing upon them money
almost to the amount of their worth.
The Farmers' Alliances dcsiio to do
away with the national banks, and thoy
wnut cheap money and plenty of it.
Then comes Senator Hiscock with his
proposition, which ho "ays is not his
own, for a national bank circulation
bacd upon a deposit of State or rail
road bonds or of real estate mortgage.
And last of all comes a cm ious measure,
introduced into the Senate of the
I'nitcd States 'by Senator IMair, having
for its- object tho doing away with
Of all fatuous measures this one
ecms to fill tho bill. It should be sat
isfactory nil lound, not only to those
Mho owe debts, but to those also to
whom debts aro owed. In what a
linppy financial condition the people of
the United States would be, if there
were no such thing as bad debts. IIov
low tho rate of Interest might be, and
how easily every one could borrow
money if, in each case, there was n
positive assui anco that tho loan would
be paid at maturity. I5ut tho thing is
very simple after all. The Govern
ment has only to indorse every note
issued, no matter by whom, then any
individual ought to bo able to borrow
money on as good terms as the Govern
ment. The great hindrance and draw
back to this scheme is that a Govern
ment which undcitook a work of this
kind and gave its credit in this free
manner, would itself inevitably go into
bankruptcy, and would bibig about tho
financial ruin of 'a "very large propor
tion of the people.
All these absurd projects but em
phasize the more strongly tho duty of
the Government to provide the people
with a sound and stablo currency. No
one who has known the hazard, irrcon
venience, extravagance and loss of the
days of "wild cat" banking will ever
desire to see the cud of the national
bank currency tho only currency that
has pioved Itself both stable and ser
viceable in the history of the country.
The national banking system should,
"by all means, bo perpetuated and pro
served. It should be oascd on the
credit of tho United States and on
nothing else. If this enn be effected
in no other way, then, a series of low
interest-bearing bonds should be issued
for hanking purposes, and allowing a
circulation at their par value. Hut by
whatever means it may bo accom
plished, tho national bank system must
Tho other crank ideas referred to may
bo safely left to lap themselves into
innocuous desuetude, or rather into
DOMINION IN AFKIUA.
Kijtiatorial Africa has recently at
t met id a great deal of European at
tuition, and already there are indica
tions that the leading nations of that
continent aie leady to struggle hard
foi ttriitorlal rights in that region,
'J lie tules that travelers have told of tho
possibilities pf wealth in the Daik Con
ilnent have aroused, not only the avari
cious tendencies of individuals, but
"they have, also awakened tho slumbering
mtcrpriso of nations. It is not im
probable that, during tho next twenty
livo years, the Congo country and the
legion around the equatorial lakes will
be the chosen Held of the explorer, the j
commercial adventurer, anu, later on,
perhaps, of the settler.
Several recent happenings serve to
show the disposition of the European
governments in regard to their claims
of territory in Africa. Tho difllculty
between England and Portugal is not
yet quite settled. Tho action of Major
"Wissman in inducing Emin Bey to join
the German standard shows the earnest
ruts with which that empire means to
seize and hold whatever it may. It Is
understood that long ago England and
Geimnny had an understanding as to a
division of territory in aud about the
Soudan, but, according to Stanley's
Iew, the Germans are reaching out for
more than their shaie.
The French are holding to some van
Inge grounds in the south aud cast,
while King Leopold of IJelgium, who
merits most of all in regard to tho
opening up of the Congo country, is
anxious to tnalntnln himself in the ter
iltory which ho has acquired there.
Thus tho newjy discovered regions are
looked upon with envious eyes, and when
once slavery and tho slave trade havo
been driven qui, beyond question actual
Hitlers will begin 'to arrive. Then will
romo the opportunity for political ad
venturers, commercial travelers and all
hat class. For many tho wild and un
known country will have special at
tractions. JJost of those, however, who will
t-crk the I'ongo mut try will tin so with
purely material Mid In view, butwhllo
it may eitn o strange thing to say, It
will nevertheless bo found to bo true,
that.theso tclllsh explorers and settlers
will do more to clvillo tho natives than
all the devoted missionaries that ever
In whatever respect Congross has
failed to oppreciate the needs of tho
District, ltcannotbo said that it has nog
leetcd tho transit quosllon. There nto
now mote hills pending beforo Con
gressional committees than In former
yean the whole Dlstrlet business
Tho District Committee has shown
maivelous patience in receiving bills
fur which only sentimental reasons
could bo assigned. All tho same the
business of the District is attended to,
and there never was a period when rail-"
Kind extensions and tho bonds thpy
em to imply weie of more market iblc
No belter opportunity was ever af
forded tlian is to-day suggested, in va
rious speculative methods connected
with these railroads. The Tonally
towir road Is now approaching comple
tion. Tho llrightwood road is under
fall auspices, and the Eckiugton road
will scQiirc its way to Fifteenth street.
The Columbian aud Hell lines am likely
to sccuro their own routes of travel,
and altogether taxation is apt to lie
where no taxable responsibility exists.
The progress of this city has como
largely to depend on 'the qtnllty of Its
substantial approaches. A few years Ago
it was supposed to bo wholly a matter
of real estate speculation. Hut latterly
the overflow of tho city lias been such
as to demand homes and shelter under
other conditions. It is no uso lighting
tho inevitable, for its strength is every
where apparent, and is at all times
ready to crop to tho surface.
That Is what they call themselves in
Huston. TheieU no doubt that a now
theoiy of society, patterned largely upon
the views expressed in Edward Bel
lamy's books, is making rapid progress
and gaining considerable influence
among Eostonlans of tho higher and
more cultured class.
It does not seem that the movement
has yet been turned to any practical
account, and It may be that these
theorists intend to keep their high no
tions of social possibilities to them
selves, to be used as a means of phllo
sophlc reverie or soulful emotion. If
so, they would not be the firs' set oc
thinkers for whom thought was n suf
ficient end, and who could never en
duie tho discomfort of tho appllcrdio l
of their own doctrines. Jlany persons
who arc most radical in theory are most
(onsirvatlvc in practice.
,vHrit there is one adherent of the so
cialistic scheme who has taken the first
step toward separating himself from his
accustomed environment, lie is tho
Hcv. AV. D. 1'. Hliss, au Episcopal cler
gyman of Hoston, who has resigned his
pastorate in order that ho may devote
himself to a socialistic propaganda.
Last Sunday ulght lie began to teach
socialism in one of the halls of the city.
Ho had a distinguished audience in
which W. D. Ilowells, the novelist,
whom the Socialists are beginning to
claim as being in sympathy with them,
was a conspicuous figure. Mr. Bliss
conducted services after tho ritual of the
Episcopal Church and then said:
Wo are not here to build a now church.
We aro not here to commence a revolution.
We are hero simply, quietly, humbly, to
consider the application to social problems
of the old gospel of the divine carpenter
w ho lived In Nazareth. What wo need to
day Is not declaration, not renunciation,
but thought, conscience, a religious re
formation. Wo are not beginning that
reformation. It began long ago. Change
is everywhere. Christendom Is heaving
with n dlviiio unrest, as she has not moved
since tlio days that preceded the Protestant
reformation, Tolstoi In Itussla, Stuart
Heaclbm In England, Dr. McGlynn In New
York .city, oIees In tho Greek, tlio Angli
can, tho I.atln communions, all speak of
chance, and It Is all in ouo direction, tho
application to social life of tho gospel
Protestantism has largely completed Its
work. We need something now. Protest
tantlsm has couio to stand for excessive in
dividualism, for church division, for devo
tional aud parochial competition. Roman
Catholicism stands for combination, but
paternal combination, and that Is not so
cialism. Socialism is fraternal. If Prot
estantism then is In dancer of Individual
ism and Home of patcrnalUm, where shall
we go? Back to the church of tire carpen
ter) back to the fatherhood of God and
tlio Democratic brotherhood of man.
It is to bo hoped that so much good
talk, oven if connected with an unre
liable theory, will havo some effect in
emphasizing the law of human brother
hood and do something toward securing
for each man within. the ranee of its
influence tho consideration duo to him
from his fellow-man.
Out iteemei morning contem
porary, tho 'ost, has managed to keep
up for two successive days its anti-reform
spasm. Tho esteemed Post has
not alwuys conducted its fight with dis
cretion, but In tiro main tho weight of
argument has been on Its side, and
there can be little question that the
chorees rrrged against the Commission,
and indeed against the whole system,
havu been sufllclenlly maintained. Tho
debates In the Houso have abundantly
proved the Post's original position, and
it Is worthy of note that to the indict
ment tlren nrado no satisfactory auswer
has over been entered.
Tiieuk ib very little accord as to when
Congress will adjourn, probably because
nobody knows. Senator Allison sets
the date of adjournment for August.
Senator Hoar thinks tho public busi
ness will requite all the time till Sep
tember. Speaker Itecd thinks tho busi
ness of Congress should be completed
in June. This variety of opinion
should make a decision in tho caso
Why citizens or tho District should
bo required to pay tuxes in support of
an institution which thoy havo had no
bund in formulating is a question which
passeth understanding. Yet this is
what they are required to do in tho es
tablishment of tho Zoo. There irro
more reason why tho citizens of tiro
District should bo required to maintain
this establishment than tlio citizens of
Jowit or of the remotest Stales. The
bill will likely come heavy by and by
if the District is compelled to shoulder
tho various cnterptises which tiro Gov
ernment may locate at this point, Asa
fact the Zoo has no moru to do with the
city of Washington than tho Smith
sonian Institution or the National Mu
seum, Tun speech or the Senator fronr
-Missouri In regard .to tho World's Fall
ot Chicago indicates that between
Chicago and Hades It will bo a very
close poll. A great deal of this kind of
wit is now going very cheap. The
Columbus Fair has been settled and
given to Chicago by tho action of tho
National Legislature. It ought to be
honestly assumed as a national interest.
Abovo tho reach of all withering sir
cttsm, Mr. Vest declined to confirm tiro
allegation that ho preferred Hades tj
Trinui: Aim some pcoplo who do not
believe that marriage Is afalluro. Ono
or these Is a man who lives in Southern
Illinois and who has just wedded his
sixth wife. Each ono of his wives
brought him a farm, and he is now ono
of tl.o largest land owners in the coun
try, lie says that nrarriago is a great
street ss'it it Is managed properly, and
that if a man will stick to business,
the same ns to any other, ho is bound
to como out ahead.
Notu iTiisTANUiNo the' present warm
weather there Is ample need for caution
in regard to change of attire. Sueh is
the inequality of our climate that much
personal injury may result frorrr prema
ture action in this respect. At this time
of tho year, if at any time, the advico
would seem appropriate, which every
young man ought to take to himself,
namely, "keep on your shirt."
Eekatou Chandler's resolution is
an attempt to bring Speaker Heed's
methods into tho practice of tho Senato
Chamber. There is less excuse for this
sort of thing in tho Senate, whero a
sufficient majority is assured, than in
the House. Nevertheless, wo suspect
Speaktr Heed's methods have como to
It is a cuiuocs circumstance that
while tho explorer Stanley has com
menced his series of fetes in Europo,
Emin Pasha, tho Governor of the equa
torial region of Africa, should he
threatened with total blindness. It Is
not natural that tho providential lean
ings should be found to be all on one
Tun current number of Harper's
Weekly may very properly be styled a
Stanley number. Whilo tho usual in
teresting matter is furnished, tire main
interest will attach to Stanley's meeting
with Emin Hey and its consequences.
The blonde is passing away, and
the daik-hnhed damsels are on tho in
crease. Hluc eyes, alas! aro becoming
rar( r, while gray optics aro multiplying.
AVe had just settled down on a blue
eyed girl. Hut it was ever thus.
Colonel Dan La.mont is said to be
making $50,000 a year. Tlrcro is no
man deserves it better, and every body
in Washington wishes him luck in
earning it and more than luck in spend
Senator Blackburn's support of
Elair's motion to forbid the sale of
wines or liquors at the World's Fair
was intended to be sarcastic.
W. I). Wcthcrill, .special agent of the
Pennsylvania Hailroad at St. Louis, is
at the Arlington. Mr. Wcthcrill has a
contract to get tho Wilson Barrett Com
pany to St Louis by Monday evening
in time for a benefit which the Encllsh
actor has tendered the Press Cub, and
he will take tho company out on a spe
cial train after the performance to-morrow
Hov. H. II. Haynes and wife, Cam
bridge, Mass.; Mrs. D. Ainsworth, Au
gusta, Jurn., and Miss Annio Major,
New York, are at the Laughatn.
Queen Marglrcrita of Italy is going
on n visit to tho Emperor and Empress
of Germany the end of the present
Miss E. Constance Stone is tho first
female doctor who has been granted
registration in the Australian colonics.
She was registered by the Melbourne
Tho.cldest darrgbter of Couut Fcrdl
nnnil de Lesseps is soon to be married
to Count Ferdinand do Gontaut Hiron,
a godson of her father.
King Humbert of Italy receives at
least forty prescriptions" a week for
dyspepsia. Some pf them come from
the most remote quarters of the earth.
Hain-in-the-Face, tho great Sioux
chieftain, has applied for a position on
the police force of Bismarck, N. D. If
ho gets It lie will change his nanro to
Take-a Nap - In - the -Middle - of - tire
Night. M. Du Marnier, tho well-known
artist, is an expert and even brilliant
musician. He boasts a line tenor voice.
and nt one time in the beginning of his
career contemplated taking to singing
ns a profession.
Tho late ex-Speaker Itandull was
especially proud of tho son wlro boars
his name. Young Samuel J. Is a
familiar llcuro on the floor of thoTIouse
of Representatives, and Is wonderfully
well posted on Congressional matters.
Count Mucnster, tho present German
Ambassador at Paris. Is the author of
one of the best cook books of tho day.
A sarcastic colleague once said of him.
"He is tho best cook among the diplo
matists, und the best diplomatist among
iinroh Bernhardt is learning a his
torical play, "La Damodu Clrallant,"
adapted from tho Italian. Tho action
passes nt Milan in tho sixteenth cen
tury, when Lombardy was the battle
field of French and Imperial armies.
There will be great scope in It for dress.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, author of
"Robert Elsnrero," says that tho
belief of the founders of tho
new social arid religious organi
zation, of which sho is the head, is
that "a simpler Christianity can he
effectively taught that will both touch
lire heart apd direct the will,"
Austin Corbln of New York 'city has
had tho fine elk which helongod to his
collection of animals, and that died re
cently, handsomely mounted, and, with
pedestal and inclosing guards, will pro
sent it to tho Governor and Council of
New Hampshire, to bo placed In tho
capital at Concord.
Chacs, Byron's old boatman, has
just died at Mlssolonghl, at the age of
H7. By order of the King ho was given
a noble funeral at the public expense.
Chacs was ono of the heroes of the
Greek war-of Independence. He know
most of Byron's works by heart, and
would spout wholo passages of "Chllde
Harold" wbllo paddling his boat around
the Lagoon of Mlssolonghl,
THE SOCIAL WORLD.
FrcMdcntandMis. Harrison, accom
pnnlcd by Mrs. McKeo and Miss Shop
aid of Now Yoik, occupied n box at
the theatre last evening to witness
Wilson Honctt's lendltlou of "Ilatn
let" Mrs. Wllmcrdtng IraB returned from
New York, where sho went early in
the week to bid good byo to Lieuten
ant and Mrs. T. H M. Mason, wlro
sailed on Wednesday for Carlsbad.
Mrs. T. H. M. Myers and Mrs. Julian
.lames, who accompanied Lieutenant
and Mts. Mason, -will go direct to Paris
and remain abroad until October.
Mr. Walter Van Hen3sclaer Horry
went to Now York curly in tho week to
bu present as usher at the marriago yes
terday of Mr. Yulee, son of tho late
Senator fronr Florida.
Mrs. Wludom is visiting friends In
Miss Miller, daughter of tho Attorney
General, und her guest Miss Studebaker,
will bo at homo informnlty to their
fi lends this afternoon from 4 to 0
Mrs. Horatio O. Kins and daughter,
Miss Susie King, of Now York, havu
been spending several days in the city
as tho guests of Mrs. Anna A. Colo, at
her leslacncc, 1400 Massachusetts ave
nue. Mrs. King returned this morning
to New York aud Miss King to DaltU
more, whero sho will upend a fortnight
ns tuc guest of Mrs. Mitchell. Miss
Kinc attended tho Army nnd Navv re
ception Tuesday evening and attracted
much attention as onoot the prettiest of
the young people present.
Dr. and Mrs. Verdi gavo a quiet lit
tle dinner to Mr. and Mrs. King on
Wednesday evening, tiro guests after
wards attending "The Hrlgands."
Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefotc havo
issued invitations foradinuer paity
Pay Director and Mrs. Cutter havo
had as their guests sisters of tho latter,
Mrs. F. Hobbs, ol California, and Mrs.
Sanborn, of New York, who returned
to the North a few days sinco after an
enjoyable visit to Washington.
Mr. E. Edwin Klwell, tho New York
sculptor, is now at work on a colossal
bust of Hon. Levi P. Morton, which
when finished in the autumn will be
placed in tho Senate Chamber. The
Vice-President's friendship for tho
sculptor datos back to tho time when as
Minister to Franco he first mot tho young
man ns pupil at the Ecolo des Beaux
Arts in Paris.
Miss Greer gave a lunch party this
Mrs. Whittcmorc will give a tea this
Miss Fleming will give to-morrow, in
honor of Miss Pcrinc, the tea which
was postponed from Satuulay of last
Had "young Hamlet," as IToratio
cnlls him, been tendered such nn ova
tion, ere he sailed for England, as last
night ho received at the National, no
doubt he would have canceled all
dales in the sea girt isle, forfeited his
passage money, and, despite tho mur
derous king, have remaiocd where he
found such enthusiastic appreciation
and approval. It was a superb house
which greeted Mr. Barrett last night.
The President aud his family oc
cupied a stage box; social, po
litical und intellectual distinction
packed the four walls till they fairly
bulged, and from boxes, stalls aud
circles, veritable bouquets, garlands and
festoons of pretty High School girls
glowed, beamed and radiated smiles
aud happiness on the haudspmo Thcs
plan, who hud so gallantly responded to
their request for au introduction to Iris
famous Hamlet. Iu truth it was u
Hamlet well worthy their acquaintance,
yet the peculiar composition of
the audience with its large proportion
of bricht, young faces, must go very far
tuvarils explaining the warmth of his
lcception. The Hamlet of the stage,
as we havo nearly always known him,
has been an elderly gentleman who
imagines himself a peripatetic debat
ing society, an strabilious, middlo-
aged person, with lined and livid
face, dejected mien, and sepulchral
utterance. But now, in the midst of
handsome and historical scenes, and a
truly royal and befitting environment,
there comes a manly, gracefrrl and
magnetic presence, young, as Shakes
pcaro again and acain describes
him, in love with Opltclia, as
more than onco ho doscribes
himself, wholly sane, but feigning in
sanity for the sake of his great and
absorbing legacy of vengeance. But
young, sane, a lover, and al
ways a .prince and gentleman;
gentle, gracious, brnve, and,
when the proper moment comes,
prompt und decisive, sueh is Hamlet
as Wilson Barrett has conceived him,
and whether wo allow ourselves to
agree with him or not, it is Impossible
to deny that his rendition of his idea is
most logical, coherent, artistic and nat
ujul. None can deny that, in the lino of
his conccrition, anything could be more
real and yet ideal, more practical while
loftily poetic, more picturesque, attrac
tive and humanly Intelligible and lov
able, than this livo and bravo young
Jlamlet, It would bo a pleasure
to specify some of tho novel
and effective details of this
most interesting performance tho
magnificent climax at tho scene
of the mimic plays, Miss Eastlako's
most pitiful, moving and realistic por
trayal of Ophelia,!) madness, and much
else that we havo never seen so well
done before, even when It has been
dono nt all.
At tho close of every act there was a
storm of npplauso, and after the final
curtain, a demand, which It was no
longer posslblo to refuse, for ono of
those charming little speeches which
seem to como to Mr. Barrett as easily
and naturally well, as acting.
Tonight "Clito," which isoneof tho
most picturesque and powerful plays In
the Barrett repertory, and tho ono
wherein the Jlelle of Miss Eastlako
somewhat more than divides the honors
with tho title rolo of the hero.
Wo bent to-day o'er a cofllncd form,
Arid our tears fell eoflly down;
We looked our last on the aged face,
With Us smiles of peace, Its patient grace,
And hair like a silver crown,
We touched our ow n to the clay-cold hands,
From Life's long labor at rest;
Arid among tlio blossoms, white and sweat,
ve uoieu a iiuneu or coiueu wneut
Clasped close to tlio silent breast.
Wo know not n hat work her hands had
What rugged places her feet;
What cross was hers, what blackness of
We saw but tho peace, the blossoms while,
And tlio bunch of ripened ivlie.it.
As each goes up from the field of earth,
Hearing tho treasures uf life,
(Jod looks for some gathered grains of
From tlio ripe harvest that sliluln; stood,
Hut waiting the reaper's knife.
Then labor well, that in death yon go,
Nut only with blossoms tweet;
Not bent with doubt and burdened with
And the dead dry husks of wasted years,
Hut laden with golden w limit.
Jrom ISuntlcau in Cowin-Juurvul.
, MANUFAOTt)lli:ilS A IKtVS.
Incrrattil IHitlr on Ciirpet Wool
Will Closo tlio Atitls.
Superintendent James W. Darker of
the Norrlstown CatpotMllls has written
a letter to the NonUtown (Pa.) Herald,
in answer to an article in that paper, in'
f which he points out tho absurdity of
the proposed irrcrenso of tho duty on
carpet wools in tiro MeKiuley tariir
bill and tho evil effects which would
follow sueh an increase. Mr. Hirker
"The question of importance beforo
tho countiy is, can wo supply ourselves
with a low-grade wool such as is used
in carpets? In your article, taken from
the New York Tribune, you say it
could be done, and would reqrrlro llfty
to sixty million more sheep than wo
havo at tho present to do it.
"Lwlll not enter into tiro question at
all ns to tho climate, but I usk. What
are wo to do for tho present? Send our
bauds West with a pair of sheep and
let them stay uutil thoy Increase a bun
"The proposed alteration of duties on
wool will closo most of our mills for a
time and cause nn increase on carpets
from 1)0 cents to II cents per running
yard, according to quality. It will
partly destroy ono of the largest indus
tries in the world to build up an Indus
tiy that will not employ or pay the
wages of tho ono destroyed.
"Tho Increased cost of wool would
enable England to supply this country
with all tho best grades of goods, and
lcavo tlio manufacturers hcru to rnako
only low and inferior articles, and also
place out of reach of the peoplo good
goodsorr account of their high cost. Tiro
present outlook of tfado is bad on ac
count of overproduction; the markets
arc gltrttcd with goods, and from the
"In conclusion: This country mav be
able to produce all her wool; sho may
be ablo to srrpply all her needs in works
of art and literature, and all the neces
saries of life; but that is in tho far-off
future. The nation's prosperity will ho
greater if we tnko what wo can of other
nations' raw materials to supply our
large industries and develop our own
gradually; to put tho brakes down too
light will cause a loss and destroy that
which has taken years' to build up."
Editor Critic: Although we heartily
indorse the Post's comments on Mr.
Wilson Barrett's conception of "Ham
let," yet it is admissible to notice
some little points iu Mr. Barrett's
acting which mar his otherwise
perfect rendition of tho "Prince of
Denmark." His intensity, so to speak,
is frittered away in littlo mannerisms
and too much outtcard expression and
facial changes, which indicate, in our
humble judgment, n lack of
reserved force -nnd self-poise. Wo
do not like to see a man
express even repressed agony liko
a wonrun, sueh ns biting his lijn,
shaking his lingers or hands too often,
and other little siens. Wc wcro espec
ially pleased with his perfect rendition
of tlio time-worn recitals in "Hamlet,"
except in ono respect in " To baor not to
he." There again was too much facial
expression, too" much narrowing of the
eye in speculating about the "unknown
bourne" thai feature belongs to tho
"earthy speculator" intent on dollars
arrd cents. However, we grow profuse,
nnd will end our criticism by heartily
ogrcclng with Mr. Barrett's speech at
the closo of tho performance. In asking
nn audience to wait for such demon
strations until the perfornrnnco is over
arid tho characters have had tlmo to die
decently and be buried. It is needless
to add, Miss Eastlako's rendition of
Ophelia was perfection itself. Nothing
could be more ' simple, touching or
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The attempt to start a Robert Elsmerc
religion in London has been a partial
failure. It is much easier to, make such
n negative creed a succcss'lp a novel,
where disagreeable facts can be ignored,
than in real life.
Tho present King of Dahomey, wlro
was educated in Paris, speaks French
fluently. His anxiety to defeat tho
French in Africa is said to be due to an
unfortunate love affair which ho had iu
Tho Casino at Monte Carlo is thronged
fiom noon until an hour beforo mid
night, nnd there is a good deal of high
and rather reckless play going on
among the smart English contingent.
From adjacent Monaco, from Nice and
from Mentono people rush to tho gamb
THE PETTY HUMORISTS.
'Here is a sketch," said tho poet.
Unto tho editor say,
"That I tossed off in au Idlo hour,
To whilo the tlmo away."
"Hero is a club," was tho answer,
In a bland and smllins; way,
"With which I frequently toss mc oil
Six poets In a day."
"That wns a lovely portrait of your
daughter in tho Society Gazette."'
"1 thought you did not read that
t'l don't. I saw tire picture pasted up
in our club barroom. Puck."
The poor editor was dying, and as the
doctor placed his ear to the patient's
heart, he sadly muttered: "Poor fellow!
Circulation has gone." The editor
raised himself up and gasped, '"Tis
falsel Wo have tho largest circulation
In the countryl" Then ho sank back
upon his pillow and died with a trium
phant smile upon his face. He was
consistent to tho end. Evhange.
Stranger 1 am sure I have seen
you before. Aro you not a baseball
Contract i'ltcher (sadly) Xo, I'm n
bosoball contract laborer. iVism York
Managing Editor (to proof reader)
How did you manage to let this gram
matical error go In?"
Proof-ieader That's copy.
M, E. Copy ho . if editors
were grammatical we'd have no uso for
proof-ieaders. Union Printer.
"I wonder what Short Is driving at
now? He seems to bo very busy of
"Yes; he has just drawn n prize iu
tho lottery, and is going around paying
up all hlsdebts." Loicell Cititen.
A mill the WorM's Changes.
t'lvm the I'ltlttiuia I'hionlele Tthgrauh,
Jesus rises, a majestic and Inspiring
figure, above tlio cloud of darkened
counsel concerning him. and tho world
hears his voico anil heeds turns to his
ejiumplo, to do unto others as wo would
that others should do to us, as contain
ing tho law and the prophets, nnd ns
being the thing that gives tho Chris
tianity of today Its redemptive power.
Fiom the lloton Ittrald.
Abovo all, what shall we say of a
great party of tho nation which makes
such a man its chosen leader In its
presidential campaign? Has thuru been
a moro discouraging illustration of the
debasement of the politics of our day
than is furnished in this modern in.
Tlify Take I.tUInc to Mint Julqtnnr
tlie Old Dominion.
ItMmcmt c'oir7;o(ni'- Veltrtbiiro hittx
ApvmU AMI7 23.
The Pan-American party left tiro city
this morning, some going to Old Point
aud others to Washington. Every at
tention wns shown thorn while hero, and
they went away delighted with thotr
visit. Thoso "who remained hero
Monday- night would havo continued
their trip South had it not been
for tho expression in tiro Atlanta
Constitution to tiro effect that tho party
which Mr. Blaine had sent South
was composed chiefly of tho valets nnd
private clerks of tho delegates, and At
lanta felt uo Interest In their visit. Tho
Spanish Americans wcro highly ploiscd
n ith tho old Virclnia mint iulcn. They
say they will never forget that pdatablo
dilnk. They asked for tho rccipo to
make tlio genuine aiticic, and wuoruoiu
Hint It could bo produced only in its na
tive Slate, they were sadly disappointed.
A QIIU. U1.IIOINI2,
A Urine llrl Who Should Now lie
Fiom tht Cldcaao Trlluni.
The story of the modest, simple hero
ine, Kale Shelley of Molngoha, Boono
County, Iowa, has been told. At tho
imminent risk of her life, nnd at tho
cost of painful physical suffering, in a
pitiless storm aud Irr tho .darkness of
night, this 15-year-old girl, learning
that the bridge acioss n creek near her
homo had been broken through by a
locomotive; that two of the trainmen
had been drowned, and that two more
were cliucinjr to driftwood in the river,
and knowlnc that tiro nassencer train
from Boono was nearly due. crept across
tho Des Moines River bridge, feeling
her way from one lie to tho other In the
daikness, clingiug tightly lest tho wind
should sweep her into tho liver.
Cut and bleeding as sho wns she ran
tho Intervening quarter of a milo to tho
station, l caching it iu linro to stop tho
passenger train and to effect tlio rescue
of tho two men In the river. Tills
young heroine wns and still is tho sole
support of a family of four, for tlio nat
ural breadwinner" of tho family is dead.
She has managed the llltlo farm, edu
cated herself and taught tho other chil
dren, lilted herself to bo a school
teacher and taught for $35 a month, of
which the whole family have received
apait She had tried for years to pay
off a mortgage of ?500 on tiro littlo
patch of ground that belonged to her
mother. She is still trying, and has
hope that sho will succeed iu time.
lire Chicago Tribune opens n sub
scription list for tho Moingonu heroine,
and heads it with a sum sufficiently
small to allow all others who wish to do
so opportunity to contribute something.
The 'Tribune will undertake to forward
whatever money shall bo received. It
calls upon the Northwestern Railroad,
which has given her tho meagre gift of
S100 and a half barrel of flour, to do
belter by the girl who saved its train at
theiisk of her life. One of the pas
sengers on tho train whose life was
saved that night has erected a
monument to Kate Shelley In Du
buque, which hasn't helped Kate
Shelley of Moingona a pcniry's worth in
removing the mortgage or easing her
struggle with poverty, nnd never will.
The Tribune calls upon oil tho passen
gers whose lives sho saved to show
their gratitude by some substantial
token, The Stnte of Iowa has given
her n gold medal, of which sho is nat
urally proud, but the mortgage, crush
ing her family down, still remains.
Tlio Kloquence of Ueorcluns.
From tht Atlanta C'oiutUutlon,
Justice L. Q. C. Lamar of tho Fed
eral Sunremc Bench, referring to Dr.
Lee's addresses on Henry W. Grady,
says: "I have been very much struck
of late yoars with the oratorical elo
quence of Georgians. I heard, a short
time since, Mr. Walter B. Hill of
Macon, at the centennial banquet given
in New York to the Supremo Court,
hold in riveted attention and with re
peated applause a critical and fastidious-j
audience ot lawyers, wuo und become
somewhat inattentive to such men as
Evarts, Low, Harlan and other fine
speakers. It made me very proud of
his father's son, and it made ray wife
feel very proud or his mother's son, and
wc. were both proud of him as a
At tlio coming of spring the blood should
he purified, ns Impurities which have been
accumulating for montbsvor even years, aro
liable to manifest themselves and seriously
affect tho health. Hood's Sarsaparllla is un
doubtedly tho host blood purifier, , It oxpols
every taint of Impurity, drlvosoutbcrpfulQits
humors and germs of disoaso and givos to tho
blood tho quality and tono ossentlal to good
"Every spring for years I havo mado It a
practlco to tako from three to five bottlos of
Hood's Sarsaparilla, because I know it puri
fies tlio blood and (liorougUly oloansos the
system of all Impurities," W. II. Lawrence,
Editor Agricultural Epttomlst, Indianapolis,
Purifies the Blood
"Last spring I was completely fagged out.
My strength left mo and I felt sick nnd miser
able all tho tlmo, so that I could hardly at
tend to my buslnoss. I took ono bottle of
Hood's Sarsaparilla and It cured me. There
Is nothing like It." It. C. Heuolk. Editor En
terprise, llellevlllo, Mich.
"Hood's Sarsaparilla gave mo now llto' and
restored me to my wonted health and
strength." Wiliiam II. Clouou. Tllton, N.1I.
Sold by all dri)gglsts, $1; six for S3. Pro
pared only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell.Mass.
100 Dosvh Ouo Dollar.
m. w. mm k go.
1107 1'euuNj I vulrt Ave,
Call attention to their stock
of Watches, comprising all,
the most desirable movements
and styles of casing, from the
lowest price for which a re
liable time-keeper can be
bought to the most expensire.
These iv,atches bear our
firm name, and are
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Watches of all grades
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Branch office, 403 Maryland avo. s, w. '
MR. T. E. ROESSLE.
Washington, D. Ci
March 0, 1800.
My Deaii Dn. Liouthiu.;
It gives me great pleasure to state
that you effected a remarkable cure of
deafness and dlschar'go from the cars In
tho case of my cousin, Marcus C.
Roesslc, and that tho euro has proved as
permanent as It was radical. I feel sure
that without your skillful aid my cousin
would havo been a deaf man nil his
life. Knowing of other cases in which
you have been equally successful, I
cheerfully glvo you .leave to refer tp mo
at any time, aud hopo thot your prac
tice in Washington will provo a distin
Yours, truly, T. E. Ttonssi.i:.
DR. LIGI1TTIILL can bo consulted
on Deafness, Catarrh, Asthma and
Diseases of the Throat nnd Lungs at
No, 101? Fifteenth Street Northwest,
Ilerdlcs pass tho door.
Office hours from 8 to -12 and 3 to 5.
, OFFICE OF
WOODWABD & I.OTDK01',
. Corner 11th and Fsts.n.w.
We, have just received the
following extraordinary fine
values in White Goods:
100 pieces Sheer quality India Ltnon, only
12io por yard.
Apronotte Lawns, with Iaco-work borders,
40 Inches wide, only 12o por .yard.
Imported Swiss Lawn, -13 Inches wldo, only
S5o per yard.
Imported Hemstitched Frotroh Lawn, 43,45
and 40 Inches wldo, 33, 40 and SOo per yard,
Fino Sliecr French Linen Figured Lawns, In
attraotlvo and uxciulilto doslgns and oolor
lugs, only 40o per yard.
SHIM'S TO OHDER.
It Is bad policy to wait until
mid -summer to havo thco
goods mado up, as the assort
ments aro low and our work
rooms usually crowded, Tlio
best time Is now wlillo tlio
stock of patterns Is at Its be.it
und while tlio force is not so
busy, aiyott get a bettor selec
tion and rcceivo bettor atten
tion. Wo aro making to order
Flannel Shirts, Madras Shirts,
Oxford Shirts, Wlilto Dress
Shirts and every conceivable
kind of Outing or Neglige
Men's Department, first floor.
fn , ,.
Cor. lift anQ ? Sts, 1. 1 .
TU a NATIONAL tllBATHB.
JM Every evening, Wed. and Sat.l MatSi
And rntlro London Companr, lnoladlriR Mr.
Friday nnd Saturday Evening,
JIatlnco To-morrow at 3 o'clock,
rlrsl Production in Washington of iMr. liar
rott's New .'oraodyl)rama,
WHAT WOMKN WILT. DO.
& OIKA1UJ In
Tho Conedlnns, DONNKLLY
SEATS NOW ON SA17B.
A MIAUGH'S CIHANDJM'JJKA-IIOUSE,
Dr. Hans Von Billow's
, FAREWELL CONCERT,
TUESDAY AFTK11NOON, irnil. 2,
AT 3 O'CLOCK V. it.,
Under tlio ManaRemcntof Mr. Loo Ooldmark.
Reserved scats, St. S1.M and JJ, according to
- SKATS NOW ON SALE
at Hobort? F. Miller's Hook Store,
639 Fifteenth Street.
Tlio Knabol'lanonsca In all linlnw Concerts.
WASHINGTON DRIVING CLUB.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
COUnSE AT I1ENSINGS.
Tuesday, April 29.
Wednesday, April 80.
Thursday, Stay 1.
Friday, May 3.
3X0 Class, Trotting Purso, $500
2:S3CIass, I'aolnu... Purse, WW
S:80 Class, Trotting , Put se, GW
2:23 Class, Trotting , rnrso,$500
2.23 Clas, Trotting., l'nr.-ie, GOO
2:37 Clatf, Trotting.......
2 37 Clasi, Trotting.......
2:30 Class, paolpg.. .......
....I'm he, MM
2:20 Class, Trotting..
2:l Class, Faolng
Tlio managomenttakos pleasure in announ
cing that 07 entries liavo been made of cele
brated trotters and'paoers from Now York,
I'liiladelphla. Chicago, Now Orleans, Balti
more, Columbia, 8. 0., and other places, and
that tlio bost of sport Is promised.
Admission to Grounds, Grand Stand and
Fool lawn, SI.
Races begin promptly at 2 p. m.
Trains leave 11. & P. depot at 1J:03 ami 1..I9
No Improper characters admitted!
F. M. DHANEY, President.
ROCT. E.3I0HRIS, Secretary. apJVit
A LBATJOH'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE.
2d Week of tho Spring and Summer Sca-on.
General Admission -Vi
CARLETON OPERA COMPANY,
In a tho Magnlllcent Froductlon of
Evenings at 8:15. Matlnoe Saturday nt S.
Noxt Week DOltOTH V.
SKATS NOW ON SALE ap'31-tr
TJ EW NATIONAL THEATRE.
SUNDAY EVENING, ArfllL S7,
MH. J. RANDALL
Tho Original Mind-Reader.
Mr; Brown will repeat, by request, hi
wondorful demonstrations In mlnd-rcadlng
and spiritual manifestation;.
Frlces, 25, CO and '5c.
SEATS NOW ON SALE. np-.'l,3t
T 1NCOLN MUSIC HALL.
Wednesday evening, April 30,
31 It. I.KO HCHUIrZ, Violoncello,'
And the Distinguished Frlma Donna Soprano,
from Royal Opera, Lelpslc,
where alio was as&oolated with Mr.Nlklselr.
BRILLIANT PROGRAMME. Madamo Jant
will sing Aria from "Der Prolsohutz" and
songs with piano, accompanied by Mr. Niklsoh
jteservco. seats,' sj, si.oo, ui j. jr. Kins x,
Co.'s, 037 Ta. avo.
Rurditt & North, Manager
ARRIS' BIJOU THEATRE.
Week Commencing' MONDAY. APRIL St.
Matinees Tuosday, Thursday and Saturday
Tlio Latest Madison Square Success,
Tho GroarvRlval of
"LITTLE LORD EAUNTLEROY."
Two Most Wonderful Children on tho Ameri
can Stago agod 8 and 8 years.
Miss Gabrlelle Du Sauld as Helen Orueo.
Next week-BRADY'S "SHE."
Tyrusic ALL DAY
At the Warerooms of Mr. E. F DROOP, J5
Pa. avo. Classical, operatic and popular se
lections are tendered In perfect Imitation of
an orchestra on tlio wonderful,
Your visit to seothis instrument will bo en
teemed a favor, and wo assure you that It
will bo both pleasant and profitable. With
an Aeolian In your .houso you can enjoy a
Wagner, Italian or Light Opera whenever
you feel so disposed.
MR. DROOP also wishes to call attention
to his large lino of first-class Pianos and
Organs, including tlio makes of Melnway,
Chase, Gablcr, Urlggs, etc.
TEN ROUNDS. WILLARD HALL,
MONDAY EVENING, APRIL i'tf,
AT 8:t0 O'CLOCK. apU.lt
K KENAN'S NEW WASHINGTON THEA
TRK. nth st., south of Penna. avo.
Ladles' iIalinvcTueaThursrand Sat.
English Folly ami Burlesque Co,
COMI'ANY. METROPOLITAN SPECIALTY
PA. AVE., NEAR11TII ST.
Monday, April 111, and during tho week.
Matinees, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10, 'JO, 30 una
50o. Matinees, 10, SO and 30e.
rpHE NORWOOD INSTITUTE.
Extract from a private IttUr:
"In roply to your request for my advice aa
to a good school for yonr daughter, I can
with confidence recommend Mr. and Mrs.
Cabell's Norwood Instltuto, In Washington,
D. C, Tbo standard of scholarship there la
high, the instruction thorough and tho Influ
ences good. L. Q. O. Lauah,
Justice U. S. Supremo Court."
The school opens Sent. SO. aa'JS-dAstt
COMMISSIONER OF I) I J VI OS.
. states and Territories, 458 La. are., opp.