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LUIE WASHINGTON OHITIO, TUESDAY EVENING, APKlL 29, 1890.
WASHINGTON ClliriO CUMl'ANV.
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WASHINGTON. APRIL 20, 1800.
THE HEALTH OFriCMlfS IIWOUT,
Dr. Townshenil, tho highly efficient
Health OlHcer of tho District, hns just
published his tcport for thcyenr ending
.7uuc DO, 1SF!. The operations of his
ofllco cover a htoad field, comprising
the pcncr.il sanitary Inspection service;
tho inspection of food, of plumbing and
drainage; tho cleaning of streets and
alleys, the care of the poor sick, and
the prevention of tho spread of infec
tious or contagious diseases.
Tho report shows that Wushlnglon
I'onipaies favorably tu point of health
fulness with any city In the world ami
ranks far aboo thu majority of the
cities of tho Union. The annual death
late for tho past year Is lower than that
of BDy ono of tho twelve preceding
jenis. Tho death rate of tho white
population was only 13.01! per 1,000,
being tho 'lowest ever recoided In tho
lilstoiy of vital statistics in the District.
The death-rate of the colored people
was nearly double, being :i0.49 per
As a fact the death rate in both classes
of the population is decteasinjr, that of
tho coloied class being II. (M per thou
Mind less than the nverago of the last
thirteen years. The details of the ic
port arc of an exceedingly interesting
character and the numerous tables and
the various classified statements show
with what fidelity and care the work of
the Health Ofllco Is perfoimed under Its
present excellent management.
thi: missismiti i'itonr.i:.u.
It would seem that enough must be
now known about tho levees of tho
31isissippi to justify an intelligent
jmlpuunt of their tllicienuy. livery
jear in the Inst decade has not been so
disastrous ns this, but each year, almost
without exception, has had its leeordof
calamitous overflow. "Why a system
which has been again and agaiu shown
to be wholly inadequate should bo
slavishly adheicd to la ono of tlioso
problems with which tho mind puivlcs
itself In vain.
"Wherever tho leVCo system has been
'tiled elsewhere It has had the effect of
raising tho bed of tho river experi
mented upon and of rendering future
overflow inoio ceitain than before.
Tfhy it should not havo this lesulton
ttto JHssissippl is difficult to see. That
it has precisely this effect is indicated
by tho facts. Accordingly the logic of
the situation would seem to suggest a
change of plnn.
The only way in which these peri
odical arid devastating floods can bo
prevented is by providing an outlet for
the accumulated waters. "When tho
mighty stieam is dammed at its mouth,
as in iflcet it is dirring tho spring
freshets, the levees cannot prevent tho
Inevitable overflow. The Hon. T, .1.
Tlcndeison, chairman of the Itlvcr and
Harbor Committee of tho House, has
received a letter from Charles V. Hunt
ington of Xew York, a gentleman who
has madn a study of the JHssissippl
Itiver impiovcment, in which he says:
'No law was ever perverted a tho-ict
of Congress of Juno 2, 1ST9, ere it lug a
commission to mature a plan for Improv
IwgiiaWsatIou and prevention of destruc
tive floods fii the Mississippi ltlver. The
pln recommended aud adopted by Con
gress, upon which experimental worlchas
inn been going on for the last ten jeais, is
not only Injuring navigation, hut it is
forcing the river to go down tho Atcha
fnlaj.i, and at the same tlmo It l under
mining, overtaxing and overtopping the
levees, because it Increase the volume
and velocity of the water, thoieliT making
a flood moro destructive than It would Do
"For tliepastblxjuartl lnuo been pro
testing ajfultift this plan at cut) opportu
nity ofTeitd where It did not intcrfeio with
I ending appropriations. Hut the parties
lialogthe expenditure of these appropila
tlons arc so deaf totcaonanl the warnlugs
that coino to them from foreign lands,
where, under like conditions, the evils of
Hood have been aggravated as they are now
being tu the MNslsslppi, it becomes neces
sary to appeal direct to Congress which
supplies tho money.
.'As a largo appropriation for tho con
tiniatte of work under this plan Is now
pending before Congress, I address you
this letter In the hope that It will lead to an
investigation of the evils arising from In
creasing the volume and velocity of tht
water in time of Hood "
The Sccretaiv of Aurioiiltnrn lias la-
sifcti an authoritatlvo statement In ro-
jyuu iu mu uiu.wih impression oi mo
agiicultural Interest that Is doubtless
lute'nued to have a soothing Influence
upon the farmers of tho countiy. That
it will havo such an Influence Is doubt
ful. Tho lemedies ho proposes aro pro
jected too far Into tho fututo, and aro to
so very considerable nn extent an antici
pation of an ideal agriculttuo which has
not yet even commenced to be that bu
collo sufferers of tho present will
scarcely bo able to take comfort from
tho facts set forth.
But, all tho same, tho statement of
1xa Secretary embodies tellable facts,
-jlo shows that fanners aro badly off
because they aro careless In tho cultiva
tion of their land, because thoy aro
unbusinoss-llko In their methods aud
because they do not study tho law of
supply and demand. Then, ho finds
that wo Import an cnormoiH quantity
of agricultural products that might bo
grown on our own soil. Last year this
importation nmounted to over $200,
In this connection (he Secretary ad
locates, the extension of tho protective
astern m in to in hulo th" farming
iiitnst at all pnlm- Hcwuild n this
way promote a mom diver-Killed culture
and snuic lor cur fanners nil the ad
vantages of a homo maikot for every
thing they can produce.
( 1I11IU1I1 I.llU'.lt.VI.ITV
I.nt Sunday evening, in an orthodox
ConttrcgRttonal Chuich in Boston, tho
Hex. Dr. Poabody of Cnmbtldgo occu
pled tho pulpit. Ten yoara ago this
could not have occurred. Dr Poabody
is a Unitarian, and accoidlng to all
known nilcs his ministrations could
not havo been ncccptablo In an ortho
Unllarlans have never objected to
oilhodox preaching in their pulpits, but
hitherto orthodox pulpits havo rot
been open to Unitarian ministers. I
was therefore a now aud delightful
phenomenon to ee tho vcnciablo for n
of one of tho niot noted divines in
tho countiy officiating in nn orthodox
AYhy should not this oxatnp'o b
duplicated and icdupllcated through
out the land? "Whatever they desire
tho lolly to bcliovc, tho clergy of tho
various Protestant sects havo great
tespect for the learning nud sincerity of
the Unltniian preachers. No Unitarian
minister would introduce controversial
matter into a discourse in an orthodox
church. Neither would an orthodox
preacher bring sectarian matter into a
Unitarian pulpit. Tho llboral spirit
which now prevails among all denomi
nations is, In theological matters, ono of
tho best slL'tis of the times. Tho for
mer sense of theological or of moral
supcrioiitj is becoming obsolete.
There aro so many philanthropic aud
chailtablc causes that demand associated
and combined sttcngth that the dissipa
tion of effort by icason of sectarian
7cal is no longer allowable. Tho prac
tice of Chiistlivnity is beginning to bo
rcgaided as more important than its
dogmas, and altogether aside from
theoretical differences, this practice will
commend Itself to thoughtful, Christian
minds or nil denominations.
WOMAN'S CLOUS' CONVENTION.
A few days ago wo called attention to
tho unprecedented gntheiingof work
ing giils and women hold In Now York
to take into considciationthc conditions
of employment nud other matters of gen
eial Intcicst. Last week a very differ
ent assemblage of women was held, but,
in Its own way, it was no less significant
than the other. Victoi Huso called this
"the woman's ccntuiy,'' aud a man of
almost antipodal mental bearing and
!cw, John Slunrt Mill, joined in that
dc-ignntion. It is certainly true that
our women nie emancipated, and for
weal or woo their development and fate
aio for the mo-t parlinthcirown hands.
Tho Ostensible purposo of tho clubs
which weie icprcscnted in the recent
comention is social lefonn through the
i1callon of woman. At first this sounds
like n canting phiaso. But when the
matter is examined It will bo found
that it is not so. What is meant by the
elevation 'of woman? A member of one
of these clubs would answer: Everything
that tends to make her a more intel
lectual and independent being than sho
has been in the past. A finer, larger
and nioic generous perception, together
with a moio lobust mentality, will rob
woman of nono of her charms, but will
make hei not only a better mate for
man, but also give her power to bo his
helper and guide in his onward aud up
It has been objected to this intel
lectual independence that through it
w omen become averse to marriage The
objection docs not scorn to bo sustained
by tho facts. A teacher who has been en
gaged during the last twenty-flvo years
in imparting the higher education to
young ladles slates that sho has yet to
11 nd one who was unwilling to marry,
and John Slunrt Mill, with a touch of
sarcasm, said that it had not yet be
come nccessaiy to pass laws to compel
women to submit to mnttlraony.
These clubs caunot fail to aid womon
in their endca ors toward a higher edu
cation. Thoy afford tho opportunity for
needed intellectual fiictlon, and when
stagnation threatens to prevail they
will furnish the means for reawakening
thi: coi'viaaiiT l.vav.
Numerous petitions from authors,
educators, musicians and others arc
coming to Congrcs, urging tho p'issago
of an International copyright law. The
gi cat motive for the passage of such a
law is to prevent tho stealing of foreign
literature on our part or the theft of
our mental products by other nations.
In this airangcmcnt tho author, the
dinmatlst, the musician, aio all equally
Intel estcd. Thoy would bo all bene
fited, or, at nil events, they would
have the satisfaction of knowing that
they were not paiticipants in a system
A very great deal of sophlstiy Is con
cealed sometimes under tho terms em
ployed In any controversy, Thus,
copyright is sometimes spoken of as a
species of litei aiy protection, No term
could bo moro misleading. Iu tho
censo in which a manufactiucr gets
protection against tho lntioduction of
some nrticlo from abioad which he Is"
interested in producing, there is no
such thing as llteraiy protection. Tho
fact that a book has been produced is
no hindrance to tho production of an
other book. Books mo not after one
pattern and so, are not in that sense, or
as a manufactured article, in competi
tion w 1th each other.
The Pacific Bail way is a monopoly
to which has been conceded tho solo
uso of a route across tho continent and
the feo of some thousands of acres of
the public lands, Tho horso railway Is
a monopoly because it has mi exclusive
uso of certain public highways. Tho
telephone Is a mouopoly, for its patent
piovenls tho construction of othor tele
phones and gives it exclusive privileges
in tho uso of wiics and In tiavoislng
public and private propcity.
But the coutiol of a book is not n
monopoly, for tho production of a hook
does not in any way staud as an obstruc
tion against tho pioductiou and salo of
any number of books of tho same kind,
and does not In tho least degreo affect
tho extent of tho literary facilities or
tho literary pioperty belonging to tho
Tho right of tho author to tho control
of his own productions must bo tho un
deniable ground on which his claim
must bo lonudcd, and the only copy
right low which will bo worth Its namo
will bo ono thnt will test decisively
upon that r ght.
Senator IIawlhy'h statement that
tho Senate of tho United Slatos is tho
hardest working legislative body in tho
world Is chnllengcd. In reply it is
urgul that many Senators aro absent
from their seats for many months at a
lime, while their pay goes steadily on.
Tlicro Is a suspicion on tho public mind
thnt tho hardest work Senntors do be
tween meals has roferenco almost ex
clusively to prWate business.
Om'B moiib Tim female troops of the
King of Dahomey havo put tho Ficnch
troopi to rout. -The dispatches do not
fully explain the modui operandi, but
if these female African warriors bore
any rcscmblanco to tho tuitlqua sped
nit ns to bo occasionally seen in comic
i pera performing Amazonian marches,
tho discomfiture of tho Ficnch is not to
be wondered at.
Rni'rm.icAN l'Ai'Rns aro keeping in
conspicuous view of tho public the fact
that whilo foreign nations put Mr.
Bayard into a state of tremulous trep
idation during his official career as
Secietary of State, Mr. Blaine stands in
his boots undismnyed, unruffled and
stalwart a spectacle for an admiring
. i . .
"Tin: PAmixg of thu Blondi;" is
being discussed by the Philadelphia
press. Our contemporaries aro of the
opinion that theso delightful specimens
of personal beauty aro about to retire.
IVo do not agree with this view, for in
our experience they pass and lepass,
nnd wc know it every time.
Tnr. dUdes aro being confronted with
a now pioblem. Tho stock of felt
seems to have becomo so shortened that
tho now spring derbys nro blocked with
hnrdly nny rim. Indeed, thero is
scarcely enough to enablo a young man
to lift his hat to a pretty girl as sho
Tim trouble about tho silvcV ques
tion is that the country docs not need
tho extra amount of silver which Is to
bo injected into the currency, but tho
mino owners do. Free coinage would
incrcaso tho value of the stiver mines,
but it would ultimately decicase tho
value of every other species of property.
"Wn siit'DDrn to think what the ex
perience of Jlr. John Hay must havo
been befoio ho wrote tho distich which
is published in "Scribncr's" for May:
'Iho best-loved man or maid in tho town
would perish with anguish
Could thoy hear all that their friends say hi
tho course of a day.
It is maid that Colonel Tom Ochil
tree will urn for Congress in n Now
Yoik district. If ho does it is to bo
Hoped he will introduce a few now
jokes. It has long been a question
whether tho gallant Colonel's humor or
cheek is most abundant.
A Texas contemporary refeis to Job
as saying thut all men ''aro addicted to
tho sin of pscudology." It was not Job
hut David who said so, though he did
not use those express tonus.
In Tim low kk Mississippi there nro
thousands upon thousands of acres ns
fertile as tho Nile Deltn and it would
seem that it might bo within the
achievement of engineering skill to pre
vent their yeaily devastation.
The Chicago gas-flttcrs are tho latest
strikers for shorter hours. "Would it
not shorten and simplify tho whole
controversy to abolish work altogether.
Wages aro the Important thing. Why
Tim latest thing about Mrs. Lnngtry
is that she lins become enamored of tho
handsome valet of an English duke,
nud now the inquiry is en regie whether
she Is henceforth to be a lily of the
Mr. Bamiai.l was esteemed by Re
publicans as better than his party.
Soma anxiety is now felt as to who in
this respect will take his place. It
ccitalnly will not bo Mr. Mills of Texas.
Mn. McK ini.ev believes that general
debate on tho tariff bill will not exceed
ten days. If this prognostication should
prove true the bill will go to the Senate
about tho twentieth of May.
TiiofoitT that absconding
aro on tho decrease mainly
bccninc tluir predecessors have
them so little tp abscond with.
I'd llko to weavo a pretty rhyme
To send my DailiSews
What shall 1 do? In vain I woo
The too exactlna Muse;
lu vain 1 coax the tyrant minx,
Aud tho reason why;
She will not sing a plaguoy thing
Because I've eaten pie!
A pretty pass It Is, Indeed,
That I havo reached at last,
If I, In splto of appetite,
Must lust, nnd fast, aud fast!
The one deai boon I am denied
Is that for which I sigh
Takoall tho rest that men hold klest,
Hut leave, oh, leavo me pie!
I hear that YVhlttier partakes
Of pin three times a day,
And It is rife that with a kulfo
lie stows that pto away;
'1 hero's- Stoddard ho was raised ou pie,
And ho is halo nud fat,
And Steadmitn's cry is alwajs "pie,"
And hot mince pie at that!
Of course I'm not at all like those
Oicat masters in their art,
Except that pie doth ever llo
.Most sweetly next my heart;
And that I fain would slug my songs
Without surcease or tiring,
If 'neath my veht and else could rest
That viand ull-lnsplrlnjj!
What r object to is tho harsh
I'm forced to inako It I partak
Of fair and proper pies;
The pangs I sulfcr aro tho pans
To other sinners duo
I'd gladly boai my righteous share,
Hut not tuoothcis', too!
How vain the gift of heavenly fire
How vain tho laurel wreath,
If these crown not that godlike spot
A wcll-llllcd paunch beneath!
And what is gloiy hut a sham
To those who pine ami sigh
Tor bliss denied which (as implied)
Is ploand only plot
Well, since It's como to such a pass,
I boldly draw thu line;
fio thou, O, Muse, widen way you choote,
While I meander mine,
"Farewell, O fancies of tho pen
'that dcczlcd ouco mine eo
My choice inav kill, hut still, oh, still,
I choose and stand for plot
Jimjtnt FlelU ft fif C'hlaujQ .Yew.
THE SOCIAL WORLD.
President nnd Mrs. Harrison and
Vice Picsldcnt nnd Mrs. Morton, as
slsted by tho ladies of tho Cabinet, will
glvo a reception to tho public this oven
hiB from II to 11 p. in. The doors
will not bo opened until 0 p. m. sharp,
A large and foshlonablo nudlcnco nt
tended tho concert given nt Lincoln
Music Hall last evening for tho benefit
of the Homo for Incurnblos. An en
joyable programme was rendered by
Mr. Albert L King of Now y.ork,
Dr. Carl 13. DtifTt.Mrs. Carl Alors nnd
Miss Uharlotto Walker. A company
of amateurs will glvo n poifonnnnco of
"Pygmnllon nnd Gnlnlca" for thosame
Tho pleasant wcathor of vrstcrdnv
decided tho committee, under whose
auspices Iho subscription concerts nnd
gaulcn parties will be given during tho
spilng, to hold tho flist of tho serifs,
which had been postponed from Satur
day on account of tho rnln. Tho
grounds of tho Phelps mansion, iu
which tho concert was held, had been
put lu good condition and woll supplied
with oruamentnl scats for thoso who
preferred resting during tho music nn 1
enjoying tho flno view to promeuadlnc.
Here and thero nbout tho lawn wore
nnanscd chairs nnd tables, where a
light collation of Ices, champaguo,
punch, cakes nnd confections wns
served under tho skilful direction of
Blttl, to whose charge tho preparation of
tho feast was entrusted. Owing to tho
short notlco sent out by tho committee
only n limited number ot tho sub
scribers wcro present, which was to bo
lcgrctted, becauso of the perfect success
attending every detail of tho afternoon's
Erogrnmme. Tho next concert will bo
eld on Frldny afternoon.
Mrs. Busscll Hanlson will leave, with
her little daughter and father, ex-Senator
Saunders, to-night for Omaha. At
Chlcnco thov will mako a brief ston in
order to meet Mr. Busscll Harrison, who
will then start on a Southern trip beforo
joining his wifo at their Western home.
Mrs, Allen McLanc gave a luncheon
yesteidny, at which tho decorations
wcro narcissus and white lilacs. Tho
guests wore Mis. Emory, Mrs. Bcrdan,
Madam des Horles, Mis Foster, Mrs.
Ilobson, Miss Boslna Cropper, Mrs.
James Wadsworth, Mrs. Fellow. Mra.
Warder, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Nevins,
Mrs. Jackson, nnd Mrs. C. A. Williams.
Miss Slingluff of Baltimore anived
ycftcrdny for a visit to Mis. James F.
Tho Indies of the Garfield Hospital
Sewing Society aro busily prepaiing for
a garden party to be given in tho
grounds of Calumcnt Place early in
May. upon Mrs. Logan's icturn from
her Western trip.
Hon. Bobert C. Winthrop, Mrs. nnd
Mis Wintluop, at present sojourning
nt Mis. Winthrop Irving's, on II street,
will lenvo next week for Bichmond,
where they will be tho guests of ox
Minister nnd Mrs. Curry.
Mis. A. L. Bivcs and Miss Gertrude
Bivcs, the wife nnd daughter of Colonel
A. Sandon Blvrs of "Castle Hill," Al
bemarlo County, Va., will leave next
month for Paris where they go to join
Mrs. Amelia Bivea Chaulcr.
Mr. Charles P. Crump of tho Pied
mont Air Lino ofllco will bo married
next mouth to Mrs. Julia Butler,
daughter of the Bev. L. A. Butler of
Mrs. Cleveland has concluded her
visit to Atlantic City, where she was
the guest of Mrs. Macalistcr Laughton
at the Biighton Hotel.
Assistant Postmaster-General Clark
son will be tho guest of honor at a din
ner to be given early in May by the
Norfolk Club of Boston.
A small number of invited guests as
sembled at St. Matthew's yesterday nt
the christening of the infant son of Mr.
John Vinton Dahlgicn. Archbishop
Gibbons came from Baltimore to per
form tho ceremony and Mr. Dre.xel of
Philadelphia stood ono of the sponsors.
A breakfast followed at tho residence
of Mrs. Madeline Vinton Dnhlgren.
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs.
James F. Dwight, Miss Mabel Dwlght,
Miss Edith Latham, Mr. Henry W.
Dwight and Dr. Turingcr of Horn
bridge. Mass., aro registered at the
Langhom today. A. C. Good, wife
and child of Philadelphia aro also
icgistcred at the Langham.
The famllv of Congressman Henry
St. G. Tucker have loft tho city for
Staunton, Va., where they will remain
until next fall.
Commodore A. E. Batcman, the
banker, of this city, has disposed of his
steam yacht Meteor to parties in New
Colonel Ben Wilson of the Depart
ment of Justice left Inst night for
Weston, W. Va., whero a telegram
called him to the deathbed ol his
Senator Wolcott of Coloiado Is to
many Mrs. Bass, widow of tho late
Congressman Lyman K. Bass of Buffalo.
Mr. Wolcott and Mrs. Buss becamo ac
quainted at Denver, where Mr. Bass
died of consumption. Tho acquaintance
ripened into love, which will naturally
lead them to Hymen's altar. Tho late
Mr. Bass is the only man who ever do
fcated Grover Cleveland for office
belorc ho became President. It was In
1808, nnd tho office contended for was
District Attorney of Erie County. Mr.
Bass wns elected by a narrow margin.
Pnrton, tho hlstoiinn, attributes the
only two foreign wars we over had to a
Mr. Carlisle Is prepaiing a reply to
Senator Davis' aitlcle on the first year
of President Harilson's administration.
General Mahono is hard at work
studying French In anticipation of
going to Paris to succeed Consul Bath
boue. Do Brazn, the Ficnch explorer, has
started on hi sixth tiip to A files not
as a clvlllyer, but ns a moncymnkcr.
D. P. Thompson, the Bepubllcan
candidate for Governor of Oregon, is a
banker at Portland, and was onco tho
Governor of Idaho by appointment.
The late Dr. Loewig of Breslan, wns
tho oldest professor of chemistry In
Germnnj'. llo was born In 1800, began
lecturing in 1S30, nnd was Bunscn's
successor nt Bieslau.
A servnnt ot tho queen of tho Bel
gians wns lately stricken with apoploxy.
The Hist aid that somo queens would
havo thought of would havo been an
aid do-camp to fetch u doctor, but she
turned In and doctoied thu servant her
self. Aud tho servant recoveied.
Tho American dinner nt London to
Stanley is to bo given on May 'JO. As
Minister Lincoln Is in mourning for his
son, Consul Geneinl New will preside
It is doubtful if thero will bo a large
enough banqueting hall In London for
the Ameiicnns who desire to bo
Another mot of Prince DUmnick's Is
icpeatcd In a private lotter from Ham
burg. During tho torchlight proces
sion In his honor somo one said to the
ex-Chancellor' "Tho last days in Ber
lin must havo tired you very much; but
It was beautiful." "Yes," said Bis
marck, "It was veiy beautiful, a flrst
classfuncml." Herbert Gladstone is reported as say
ing thatdt is his intention to piy the
United States and Canada a visit next
uNnturnl (Ins" nt tho Nuttonnl.
A huge, good natured, uproarious nu
dlcnco, that laughed nt nothing, ap
plauded anything, and encored every
thing, filled all the scats of tho National
hut night, nnd stood In rows thrco and
four deep back of tho circles. It was
nn audience on verv nood terms with
iUclf, the play, tho players, nnd tho
world in general, nnd,ns a consequonco,
cvt rythlng went, nnd went with n rush.
The dramatic altinction of tho evening,
which hns hitherto met with much favor,
but last night attained thu acme of its
success, wns tho touching horso trnccdy
in thrco nets bv Air. 11. Grntton Don
nelly, very npproprlately entitled "Nat
ural Gas." nnd wis turned on at full
bend by Messrs. Donnelly, Glrnrd, nnd
Company, nssUlcd by the Columbia
Athletic Club of this city. Several hun
dred of theso good-looking young ath
letes were present In full evening dress,
and an equally full determination to
make things hum. Tho play had been
plentifully sprinkled with "cogs" for
their benefit, und they evidently appro
clntiil tho attention. They occupied tho
front rows of the orchestra, and wero
numerous nnd very much en ectdcacc
with joyous npplnuso throughout the
rest of tho house.
Thlsdeinonstiation in forco was in
honor of Mr. "Bub." Stklth, a popular
member of tho club, and moro or less
associated In tho minds of tuon of all na
tions with a certain "Tale of Woe," who
was responsible for "Hush a-Byo" and
"Swinging iu tho Grapevine Swing,"
two of the most effective numbers on
tho programme. When tho latter was
Tcached tho club boys joiucd In the,
swinging chorus with such ibythm. and
vigor, that tho song was redemanded
agnln and again, and nt tho Jlnnl Cur
tain Mr. Smith was literally "brought"
to tho footlights, aud. iu rcsponso to
deafening applause and tho Columbia
hurrah, snnj; the song in person, with
another obligate chorus from tho boys.
It was an altogether enlivening and
oxhllarntlng Incident and tho natural
liveliness of "Natural Gas" was not n
little enhanced in consequence.
It is needless to say that the plot of
tho play is ns deep nnd intricate ns over,
tho dinloguo as dignified nud in
structive, nnd everything still con
ducted with the utmost statcllncss and
decorum. In other words, it Is tho
samo sido-spllttltig variety show as of
old, ana Messrs. Uonnelly nnd Uirard
just the same inimitable song nnd
dance team, mimics, acrobats and
"knock-about" specialists thnt wo have
nlwnys found so ii resistible. Kitty
Mcilono (Miss Jennie Sattcrleo) Is a
genius ot .purest ray serene in dialect
comedy, and her delicious brogue nnd
humorous pciccption made her work a
master-piece. Miss Joie Sutherland of
this city is a marvelous little dancer,
and her whistling song and dance, with
tho two comedians, divided tho honors
of the evening with tho "Grapevine
Swing." Mr. Peter Mack took us back
to tho palmy days of negro minstrelsy.
Miss- Kelso and Miss B.irr contributed
some enjoyable singing. Miss Bichel
Booth was n vciilnblo liitlo flame of
liveliness, grace and wltcherv, and the
perfoimance throughout was woll
worthy even of tho very enthusi istlc
reception aecoidcd it by the effei veeunt
young athletes aud tho audience in
Dorollij" nt AllinncHV,
The tlif ill week of tho Carlcton en
gagement opened last night most at
tractively with Collier's pretty little
Aicadian opcrcttn, "Dorothy,'r which
might not innptly bo termed "She
Stoops to Conquer' set to music. The
work of this oxcollcntcompnny steadily
impiovcs fiom week to week, and now,
indeed, lenves littlo to bo desired. Mr.
Carle ton's voice and manner aro well
suited to tho rolo of Oeoli'rey Wilder,
and Miss Alice Vincent and Alico
Carle ns tho chaiming cousins evi
dently constituted what tho audience
considered a very pretty pair to draw
to. Mr. Murray sang the numbers of
The Squire stentorianly and well, aud
Mr. Bieelow as the disrcnutable
Lurcher wns very funny oven after the.
lnimuamy uioii lmpcisonauon ot Mr.
Paulton. Tho opeia was, as usual at
Albaugh's, excellently staged, and the
work of tho minor principals, chorus
and oichestia highly satisfactory.
Tile ltotton Symphony Orchestra.
The last concert by the Boston Sym
phony Orchestra will bo given lit
Lincoln Music Hall to morrow evening.
A special programme of sspecial at
tractiveness is offered of which tho solo
ortlons aro to be of rare merit. Mr.
eo Schutz, one of the accomplished
corps of 'cellists Is to play n concerto by
Eckcrt. A further important feature of
the concert will bo tho appearance of
Fran Stelnback-Jahns, a soprano of
high reputation, formerly prlma-donna
of the Leipsle Boyal Opera Houso.
Bho is to accompany tho orchestra In
tho Western tour which follows this
The brilliant programme offcicd and
tho fact that this io positively the last
oppoitunity to hear this wonderful
organisation until next season will un
doubtedly drav the largest audience of
the senon. The full programme is as
Sjmpliony, So. 1, It Hat Schumann
Ara fiom Tannhanser Wagner
Si inphouic l'oem Dansc Macahre,
CoDecrto for Violoncello Kckert
Souks with piano, Bchumaun.
Uoldmark and Klkisch
li.il Costume musrc Kubinsteiu
Tho occasion promises to rival tho
concert of last month, when it was
found necessary to cease selling ad
mission tickets even, every seat having
pievionsly been sold.
..She" nt IlnrrU' Itljou.
Those of the audienco nt Harris' Bijou
Theatre Inst evening who had lead BIder
Hoggoid's famous novel, "She," weie
both delighted and amaed at Its dra
matic pioduction. The cast wns nn ex
cellent ono nnd tho scenic effects wero
realistic nnd staitlliig. Tho olcctilc
stonn nnd sinking of tho Arab dhow
was n wonder of tho scenic art, as was
thu neirro's head bluff at sum ho on tho
African coast, showing tho gently un
dulating colors of n roseatodrnwu. Tho
African swnmp, cave of tho "hot pot,"
the ruined city of Kor and tho llie-of-llfo
envo wero other features that pro
voked deserved encores.
Tho stage effects In their entirety
weie of tho highest order and uro well
worth witnessing. Tho Arabsand wild
Amnhaggers wero Impersonated by a
corps of well-trained coloied supernu
meruries attired in semi nude savage
fashion aud nppearing true to nntuio.
Miss Helen Tracy, ns she, filled the bill
creditably both ns to peisonal appoar
nnco nnd acting, while Mr. GeoigoP,
Webster gnvo u faithful Impersonation
of Horace Ilolley. The other chninc
ters weie excellently taken without ex
ception. Bider Hngeard could not
complain of this condensed rendition of
his great work of fiction.
Keriiiiii's IIIk Attraction,
Tho attraction at Ketnnu's this week
is ono of Iho best vailcty shows that has
visited tho city this season, It is known
ns tho Gient Metropolitan Specialty
Company, and includes many of the
best nrtlsts on the vaudovlllo stage. The
cntlro performance Is meiltorlous, and
there, is'not u singlo speolulty that Is not
firsticlass nnd entertaining iu every re
specj. All tho sketches aio refined and
of"" n higher order of humor than U
usually seen on tho vnrlcty Btngo,
me nmllenco Inst night showed Its ap
preciation of thu efforts of tho per
formers by almost continuous applause
Webster nnd Barry, tho well known
Irish character comedians, Inaugurated
the evening's entertainment and wcro
followed by Thco, n well-known musi
cal perfoimei'. A comedy dun by
Harry Edwards and Daisy Kernel!, In
lerspcrsed with solos, duets and tho
grotosquo dnuclng of Edwards, mndo
one of tho hits of tho evening, Billy
Buckloy thlsyenris doing n black-face
net, and it proved nn excellent card.
Miss Frcddfo Stoskinovcr danced nnd
sang as well as over and made her
sketch n very pleasing one. Hairy
Woodson and Laura Bennett appeared
In a witty little Bkotch called "Pleasant
Moments." Tho Julians nro ns big
favorites ns uvcr and glvo an athletic
exhibition that cannot ho excelled.
George Wood, "Tho Somewhat Differ
ent Comedian," is a wholo "show" In
himself. His mannerisms and witti
cisms aro as original ns thoy nro plens
Ing, nnd ho mndo tho hit of tho even
ing, William Cooper, Arthur Daly and
John Lynch introduced somo circus
business and aburlcsqUo boxing match,
and tho performance concluded with n
very entertaining dog show. Every
night aud Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
Tho Lust or nin Family.
Fiom M Atlanta Constitution.
Hon. Joshua Hill, whoso condition
was reported as hopeless somo days ago,
is tho last male member of a very largo
Captain S. II. Jones of this city said
"Senator Hill Is tho Inst male member
of my family on my mother's side, and
his critical condition grieves mo I am
myself upwards of 6ixty, and I nin tho
son of his sister, who was ono of a fam
ily of eleven, nnd ho is tho last of his
race. I'll tell vou another curious
thing. Thrco ol his sisters married
men" by tho namo of Jones one from
Virginia, ono from South Carolina and
ono from Mississippi. I am n son of the
Virginia Jones. Nono of tho threo
were related, which is another peculiar
fact concerning tho family relationship.
Tho old Senator was a good man ln.hls
day, and his life has been pure nnd
spotless,, so that when ho conies to dlo
you may well say another noblo old
Georgian has passed away."
Whore Did You Get That Hat'."'
Fiom the JCunsai City Star.
It is learned from a source which may
bo considered reliable that tho members
of tho Mailno Band In Washington are
much chogiincd over their faux pas in
Invading tho White nouso grounds and
plying tho selection "Whero Did You
Get That Hat?" Tho leader explains
that thero was no intention of making
it uncomfortablo for tho President, that
it was Easter Monday, when all tho
children wcro gathered on tho lawn,
and ho merely cho3c that tune, along
with "Annie Booncy" and "McGinty"
nnd "Johnny, Get Your Gun," as cal
culated to please tho youthful mind. It
never occurred to him that polltlcnl
significance would bo attached to the
incident, ond ho is humiliated by the
reflection that It has been construed into
a covert sneer at ono of the most illus
trious head-pieces in the great American
republic, llo begs to nssuro Mr. Har
llson of his deepest respect and to con
vey to him tho apology of an innocent
and mortified man.
Stark unci Catuuilm.
Fiom the Jtoeton lleialil.
General Stark fares better in the
United States Sennto thnn Columbus
did. The former will get a monument,
while tho latter will bnVc to wait a few
more centuries. Thcio's nothing like
having a friend at court, even if it is
An Omaha Opinion,
Fiom the Omaha Itte.
No matter how the various interests
may differ on tho MeKinley bill, a pro
hibitory duty on taiiff speeches would
meet with universal approval.
THE PETTY HUMORISTS
The dollar has upon one side
An eagle in Its grnce:
And on the other fair in youth
A woman's pretty face.
So, such a combination tells
To every thoughtful oye,
Petwecen the two it is not strange
They make tho money fly.
Colonel P.liot P. Shepard, as a candi
date for Mayor of New Yoik, would
make more fun thnn u barrel full of
Coogans. Procidenec Journal.
One of the best evidences of Bis
marck's greatness lies in thcifact that he
has not yet said a word about entering
the lecture field, SI, Louis Qlobe
Democrat. "Aro you fond . of orchids, Miss
Laker" asked Miss Gotham of her
"Beally," was the reply, "I don't be
lieve I ever ct any." Munseu'i
"I hear they ate goiiis tq drainatlo
the '.'Song of tho Shirt."
"Yes? Well, I suppose the ehemhe
en scene will be very realistic." Pucl:
I'lill soon the country bovs n 111 flglit
With bumblebee und hornet,
"While bore In town far Into night
Will nraetic on tho cornet.
Jinks (at a meeting) That mau you
asked about is not n delegate. He Is a
Blinks Urn ho must bo n new man,
then. JUst starting in journalism isn't
"Yes. How did you know?"
"Oh, ho has a sort of a solid, piosper
ous, moneyed air." Keto York Weekly.
That Tired Feeling
Debility and prostration whloh follows
1m (iliie or Iho Iiilluiuzii
Isthernost dangerous Btaco of tho dlseaso,
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body and the dcellnoot health tone, tho sys
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monia or typhoid foer. To ovoreoino thnt
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strength nud l?or to tho wholo body.ro
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MR. T E. ROESSLE,
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Maich 0, 1800.
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It gives mo great pleasure to state
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life. Knowing of other cases in which
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tice in Washington -will prove a distin
Yours, truly, T. E. Uoessi.b.
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TO TUB COMEDIANS,
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Wednesday evening, April 30,
Boston Symphony Orctatra,
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