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"WASHINGTON, MAY U, 1S0O.
outiiUts and i.uvKiig.
A ;oiitspoiiileiit wlioc brief com
munication t wc publish In nnotber
column, appears to have reached tho
conclusion that the views of Captain
John Cowtlon aic sustained by those of
that Illustrious scientist, tho late M. F.
Maury. It Is barely possible that
In some vague and indistinct way, Cap
tain Cowdon may have hcaid of M.
V Mnmy and that ho may have some
HOtoplaemiu idea of what Maury
thought about scientific matters. If
Lieutenant Maury ever said that out
lots would help to arrest the de
posit of sediment in silt beariDg streams,
which we gtcatly doubt, that clrcum
Mnnre would prove, simply, that ho had
not looked into tho subject With the in
telligence which distinguishes him
Nothing is mote clearly established
and more universally recognized by
well-informed men than the proposi
tion that outlets do not arrest these
deposits. The bed of the river is In
variably raised by tho occurrence
of a break in the dyke and the
consequent check to the velocity of the
current. Every engineer, military or
civil, who has had occasion to investigate
the question, will certify to this. The
Mississippi Itlver below the mouth of
Tttd River Is very deep, because the
urenm theie is practically of uniform
width, and has been for years contlned
'o its piopur channel by n system of
t flu live levees. The river abovo that
j int has always suffered, moie or less,
f i m nud bars and shoals, because that
)fiit.f it is not of uniform width, and
ltcauseit is time that the "outlets"
have most frequently occurred.
Them has been an unusual amount
of newspaper eloquence, home made
ami impoi led, shed on the Mississippi
Uiver question this season. Tho flood
lias been used as an argument against
levees, and an unanswerable testimony
to the virtue and efficacy of the outlet
system, notwithstanding the fact that
Vfltu a greater flood than that of 1882, the
levees have stood much better than
they Old that year, and in Hght
hcaited contempt of tho still mora
significant fact that the liver has
made for itself more than ten times tho
"outlet" contemplated In Cowdon's
Lake Borgne scheme -without percepti
bly lowering the flood level anywhere.
"What is wanted in this controversy is
an Intelligent and impartial Investigation
by men competent to understand the
facts and arrive at rational conclusions.
Tho lives and much of the
property of soveinl millions of
people are involved, and that circum
stance alone should save the question
from the limitations of party politics.
to say nothing of protecting it against
irresponsible and misguided experi
ment. THK NEXT OENSIW.
On the 2d day of June next 50,000
men will swoop down on the inhabitants
of these United States. They will be
the gieat army of census enumerators,
to be. scattered over tho 175 districts into
which the country has been divided.
Each district will be under the con
tiol of a supervisor who, on an average,
will have charge of 283 enumerators,
and these supervisors will bo under the
direction of SuperlutendeutPoilcr. Thi
census itself will bo the most elaboiatc
ever taken, and will cost something in
' Die neighborhood of $7,000,000.
No information concerning age, sex,
color health, wealth, occupation, In
comes, outlays, productions, things
hocial, political, agricultural, educa
tional, commercial, moral, or financial,
that can he obtained will bo ovorlookcd
by these enumerators, who are to ask
each person twenty-five prepared ques
tions, which must be answered under a
penalty of $500 for refusal,
The only clause of tho Constitution
which con cover legislation authorizing
the taking of a census Is supposed to bo
the piovision which requires that Rep
resentatives and direct taxes shall be
apportioned among the several States
according to their respective num
hers," and, that, after the tlrst enumera
tion, there shall be successive enumera
tions for such purposes at Intervals of
ten years. Rut It will bo seen at once
ihut the purpose of these enumerations
of population cannot bo reasonably
made to take in the scope of the vast
statistical Investigations which the
present census law requires.
Thus some of the questions to be
asked aie considered to bo In tho high
est degjee Inquisitorial, and others ex
tremely absurd. The apportionment
of Repu-sentatlves in Congress among
the several States cannot have much
connection with inquiries In lecurd to
the chronic diseases of Individuals or
t- physical or mental defects in farai
lies neither would such apportionment
be helped in any degree, by answers to
Interrogatories concctnlng tho mort
gage debts on houses and farms even If
these answers could be truthfully ob
tained. It may be vciy desirable that statistics
of all kinds should bo reliably collated,
but it would seem to bo within tho
range of State rather than National
power to ascertain such data. Under
the Constitution, tho pat amount con
sideration In taking a census is to get a
careful and trustworthy count of In
habitant in order that Representatives
and fiwiflentJal electors may be airly
apportioned among the States, and no
other purposo of a census Is specified
in the organic law.
A 11I01I MAX'S admoi:.
Russell Sago who Is ? supposed to be
woith $00,000,000 and whol's onoof tho
most notable examples in Amorlca, of
a fclf-iniulo man, is bclioud to have
more icady money than any other In
dividual in tho world. There arc, Of
course, laigcr foituucs than Mr. Sago's,
but they are Invested In securities, in
pioperly, or In business. Mr. Sago
keeps so much money on hand that ho
may profitably accommodate men nnd
corpoiallons that require loans from
time to tlmo,
"When asked by tho New York
JlciaUl, Mr. Sage said that any man of
good lntclllcenco can nccumulnto a
fortune by adopting three principles
Industry, economy, and patience. . lie
places no ldlancu on hick. A man
must eo conduct himself as to command
the lcspicl and confidence of all with
whom he comes In couliict. To (lis
rcgaid the opinion of otheis is simply
to Invito failure.
Then ho fays that without economy
no man can succeed in even circum
stances whero there arc largo gains. It
is the careful, prudent way that makes
a man master of the business situation.
This Is hue not only In business, but
also In politics, In religion and In every
interest of life. '
. "What a man saves is of far more im
portance than what he makes. What
a man should savo must bo governed
by clicumstances. Thcro can be no
fast and bound rulo In this case. Men's
surroundings So vary that tho rulo
which would fit one case would not
suit another. Still it is safo to advise a
joungmnn to savo all he can, and to
assure him that tho saving of his first
hunched dollais will teach him to save
the second, and to'piocccdon Hint course
until ho has laid tho foundation for a
Very properly in this connection great
stress is laid on the fact that a man's
health has much to do with his success
in life, and that therefore it is his duty
to look well after his bodily condition.
Ill health will deprive him of energy
and therefore of success.
Rut economy and good health are
not the only requisites. A man must
also be intelligent. He must icad books
and newspapers and keep generally
posted on tho topics of the-day and tho
course -olhuman events. Tho learning
which a young man acquires In his
own room Is far more lasting and ro
bust than that which is obtained by a
hot bed fiction in an institution of
One of the wealthiest men in Ameiica
recently said that he consideied intern.
pt ranee the gjeatest cause of poverty.
Mr. Sage regards tho lack of Intelli
gence, coupled with a lack of industry
and economy, as a much greater cause.
Close application is necessary in every
business, and with this, If the ordinaiy
personal business qualities can bo
found, there Is no reason why success
should not be obtained.
The proposition to move tho Jackson
equpstrian statue fiom Latayette square
is one that should be carried Into effect.
The spectacle of a Jackson statuo
dominating the perspective of a
Lafayette park is, to say the
least, incongiuous. If the locality Is
dedicated to Lafayette the landscape
ought to be also. The Jackson
statue can bo utilized to much
better advantage, and certainly
in a much more harmonious way, by
placing It elsewhere.
It is an extraordinaiy object of
art to be sure. Mr. Thackery once
examined it caiefully for several
minutes and then thoughtfully
remarked that tho builder had forgot
ten to put on therockeis. Rut the statuo
is hallowed by many associations, and
by more than a generation of honest
levercnce, and it is entitled to respect
"Why not prepare a mound some
where, say in the centre of
the White Lot, and placo It
there? Tho spectacle of u rampant
charger would not be so startling on
that broad stretch of turf as In the midst
of umbrageous park where children play
and blushing nuisc-malds listen to their
young men's eager warble. Perhaps
Ihc location would please the spar
rows better, too. Rut, abovo nil
other considerations, the change
would leave room for tho erec
tion of "a statue more in harmony
with the name and the environment of
the spot, and, peihops, In somowhat
closer keeping with tho taste and cul
ture of the day.
COUNT TOLbTQl'S KSAJll'LB,
Undeniably one of the most conspicu
ous figures of the present generation is
the Russian Count Tolstoi, who for
thlrty-flvo ycais lived a life of luxury
and idleness, proud of his blood, cultuie
and wealth. Then he achieved a biil
llant success in Uteiaturc. All at once
he dropped out of gay society. When
his friends sought him they found him
like a peasant at tho plow. He had
lead the New Testament and had de
cided to square his life by that. He
has a largo estate which ho has divided
among tho poor on a communistic scale.
He claims to bo a follower of Jesus and
claims that a Ufa of unselfish bodily toll
is lho true life. Poverty, humility, the
renunciation of property, have become
to him right, and he now works side by
isido with his former serf. He is not a
crank, but a roan of large brain and
hcait, and theie Is something in his
life calculated to stir the indifferent
spiiltoflhc men and women of our
day when ho simply says, "I am a fol
lower of Jesus."
The Baltimore JltiaUl Is woiried
in Its financial mind lest a new silver
law will be passed, which will mean
"that the cuneney will bo inflated until
a cart-load of Treasuiy notes will be
required to purchase a pocket full of
the necessaries of life." Tho Jlerald'a
worry is premature, to say tho least.
AVj. no not agreo with tho St. Louis
ami other eminent Democratic organs
in the opinion that Mr Carlisle's trans
lation to tho Senate will bo n parly
calamity. The Senate Is a moro suitable
aieiinforMr. Carllslo than tho House.
Tho House is abundantly supplied
With tho robufct nod vlgoious material
THE WASHINGTON CRITIC, WEDNESDAY EVENING,
of which Speakers should bo made,
whilst th ft Democratic contingent In the
Senato would bo vastly strengthened by
lho accession of Mr. Carlisle's luminous
intellect and superb equipment in states
manship. Fnc-FF.ssoii Gomiwin Smith says
that when pcoplo are as Industrious,
frugal and temperate as the Canadians
arc and havo n country as full of natural
resources as they have, rlo fiscal policy
can prevent them from doing well. Rut
he adds that tho fruits of tho protection
ist policy In Canada afford no ground
for the bellof that communities can bo
made rich by taxation.
Mil. Heed's new rules seem to
work well for tho majority. In
the uuxt Congiess, and with
n Stalwait like Judge Crisp
or Mr. Springer in the Speaker's chair,
wo shall see how they work
for tho country. No satisfactory
verdict can bo passed until tho new
lulcshavc becnopciatcd for awhile by
tho Democratic party.
It H said that a Chinaman who io
Jolccs In tho euphonious name of Yan
Fhon Leo, who graduated from Yale
College and married n rich American
girl, Is now being sued for dlvoico by
his wife. Ho sajs his wife was all
right, but "mother In law toomuchec."
James Wiiitcomii Rii.by, whoso
poems aro now so popular, made his first
hit by that which he entitled "When
tbcFiostis on tho Punkin." Refore
that time his short poems commanded
only three or four dollars. Now tho
tame work obtains from $25 to $50.
The DEMoauTSof tho Third Con
gressional district of Pennsylvania
Randall's old district seem to be
"unanimous In their choice of ex-Mayor
Vaux as their candidate for Mr. Ran
The coNinnsurioxs to tho news
papers of Prince von Rlsmaick have
led some one to call him a rising young
journalist. This may be witty, but It
Is not strictly tiue.
Prince Victoii is said to Sign him
self as "Tho Napoleon of To-morrow."
ft would probably be bettor for him If
he could wilte himself "The Napoleon
Among the Inequalities of the tariff
is tho duty on London-made tights,
while thcro is none on ballet girls.
Major Ruttcrw orth's attention is called
There is coNsiDERAni.u expectation
that Joseph Chamberlain Is oncomoio
about to change his dubious political
There are so many choice candi
dates for Senator at Frankfort that It Is
very difficult to make a choice.
Co (Inn and Mnury.
Jiditor Critic: Captain Cowdon's
nitlclc in youi paper of the 12th Inst,
seems to coincide with tho views of the
late distinguished M. F. Maury, one of
the soundest and most sensible scien
tific men our country has over had. In
page 08 of his Physical Geography,
written In a simple style for children
to compiehend, ho shows clearly how
the bed of tho Mississippi, being raised
constantly by the sediment and, soil re'
suiting fioni increased cultivation, re
quites not only kicei but tho outlet
system also. Why are not his tcachingj
on this subject referred to and investi
gated'!! Surely there Is no better
"Washington, May 13.
Tlio Iowr Ciine.
Fiom the St. Louli Globt-DUpatch.
Whllo a state has not the power to
prevent within its limits tho sale of
liquors made outside, if the liquors be.
torn in mo paiceis in wmcu mey were
originally put up, it has the power to
stop the manufacture of all such liquors
within its boarders. Thero may not be
much of a victory In this privilege for
the prohibitionists to shout over, but it
is about all the triumph which the
Supreme Court decision nllowsdhem.
" " ! ,
NOTES FROM THE "REGISTER."
Messrs. II. E. Davis and E. J. Stell
wagen, trustees of Oak View, have already
subdivided that well-known tract. It has
been cut up Into blocks, lots and wide
streets In allgnmout with the city thorough
fares. A patent for a new design of dry dock has
been granted Architect U. von Nerta of
this city. This Invention Is a dock, entirely
aod peculiarly constructed of crcosotcu
timber, which, it Is claimed, 'vould last as
long as masonry and could he built at very
much lets expense.
1 he Jlenistcr, is authorized to dony a re
cent rumor regarding the Rlcgs House. It
his been, stated that the big hotel would be
converted Into a mammoth office structure.
The owners of the pioperty, tbo Itlggs
heirs, have informally considered such a
disposition of the building, but have done
nothing definite In tho matter.
THE MEN UNDERNEATH.-
Why must sidewalks have skylights ? 1
asked, till my fcot
One day 6trayed below, and I saw by
From a dust-coveied skylight, whose sky
was the stieet,
A labor-hent man make a drive-wheel
Ill forehead was sooty, his hair full of
The air In his room was unwholesome to
'Twas a miserable place; and the man he
Onoof the miseiahle men underneath.
But, these men underneath, are they not
Ever sooty and dusty, and stooping,
Ever sadly In need of more light and more
Ever trusty and patient and moving tho
With a touch of one of their oll-besiuearcd
They mako music among little spindles
Rail n league In the air; nnd thu lilt, that
Wlieie these play, gets Its wings in their
In the fields. In the woods, iu (be mills, in
Wheru h burden Is heavy or task Is
There are they; when we beckon
hands take the lines
And drive, while wo sleep, to n uew
Is not all we enjoy hut a touch of their
Was not all wa possess onco a coid In
their wrist f
And the speed and the ea-se of the lift, that
At the top of buccesa, are they not ot
their grist f
Then let us open the lights In thu walks
That pure air may 6weep down, which Is
wholesome to breathe,
And will cool the hot Brows let us reach
with our love
To the labor-bept, true hearted men un
derneath. David Kallanher,
AMtSEJIXiNTS., '., .
The Oprrn Season at Altmnch),
Tho salo of.cats will open to-morrow
mornlDg for tho last week of ,lho
Carlcton Orcra Company. On Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
nnd Saturday mntlneo tho company will
glvo a magnificent production of thu
"Queen's Lace Handkerchief," which
will bo cast aR follows Ucrtantea, W.
T. Carluton, King, Allco Carle?SrtHC),
Charles Rigelow, Premier, J. K. Mur
ray, Minuter of War, R. Do
Mesa; Queen, Alice Vincent; Irnlc,
Clara Lane, Marehionim, Clara
"Wisdom. On Thursday "Dorothy"
will Jie given, for ono night only, with
Miss Lane In the title role. On Friday
niebl "Nanon" will bo clven, with Miss
Lane as JV7inm. This will bo Miss
Lano's first appearance this season In
those loles. On Saturday evening, for
the farewell performance, "Tho
Mikado" will bo given.
Now Niitlomtl Theatre.
"Snuattcr Sovereignly" will be pre
sented to night for the last time. On to
morrow evening Mr, Ilarrlgan will pre
sent to the patrons of tho Now National
his latest production "Old Lavender."
"Old Lavender" has a more serious
vein of dramatic cifort, with Its forgery
nnd elopement episodes, than Is usually
found In Mr. Harrlgan's plavsj but the
thine that chiefly concerns his admirers,
of whom ho has a constantly Increasing
host, is that hu has ample opportunities
In It of showing those scones of cyciy
day life in New York that he so cleverly
There Is, perhaps, no other actor to
day who can, with the samo refieshlng
natuialncss, place on tbo staso scenes
that pictmo life In Its bumble aspects,
nnd Invest them with tho samo brisk,
genial humoi that Mr. Ilarrlgan does.
Thcro Is In "Old Lavender1 the full
complement of songs of popular Dave
Rrabam sung by Mr. Ilarrlgan and
other membcis of his company,
Ada Gniy at Harris.
The talented and powerful emotional
acticss Ada Giay will be at Hants'
Bijou Theatre next week, presenting
some of the emotional dramas in which
she has mado herself famous. Shu Is
an actress of established reputation nnd
has been pronounced without a peer in
some of tho characterizations which
Miss Grnv has moved many an audi
ence to tears by her fcellnc impersona
tions, and has been admired by that
pre-eminent of all ciitlcs, the public.
Seats for the eneagement aio now on
A 111 1.- Kill at Kcrnnu'H.
The consolidation of Lester and
Allen's Biff Show and tho famous
Kilralfy Parisian Ballet Tioupe has
made one of the biggest and most ex
pensive entertainments ever attempted,
but Manager Kernan announces its
first appearance in Washington next
week, begining Monday night,
and feels confident that the business
v ill justify this extraordinaiy engage
ment. The company includes a' host
of acknowledged vaudeville stars and
nil tho pretty and graceful dancers who
have made tho Kiralfy ballet famous.
To moirow night, in addition to the
regular performance of the London
contest between the two coloicd cham
pions, Charles Smith and Chailes
Blown, for scientific superiority.
inn isurrEicMixK cuui:.
Kx-Concrriman Scott Tries it
Oal.ia .Much Solid L'lesh.
, From the Xiao YorK I'rees.
"The most fortunate occurlencs of
my life," said ex-Congressman, W. L.
Scott of Pennsylvania, "was ypm pub
lication of the story about Colonel
George W. Hooker dining at the table
with me,and my saying tbatl would ex
change all my fortune for his stomach
and appetite because of my dyspepsia.
As a matter of fact," continued he, "I
do not know Colonel Hooker, neversaw
him to know him, and no such thing
ever occurred. But I let that go, be
cause of the benefits that have ac
crued. I went home from here after
the publication of the stoty, to find my
desk literally covered with mail, nine
tenths of which were letters from per-sons-dcslilngme
to try patent medicines
which I was assuredd would cure my
dyspepsia. There were so many of
them then and for ten days
after that I thiew them all in
the waste basket as soon as I discovered
their natuie. They wero from all parts
of tho country, and I think I could
have filled a book with the different
prescriptions given me. One letter
finally came to hand, which in the first
few lines did not disclose the purpose of
tno writer, wuowas eviaepty a uusiness
man of New Orleans. He recommended
buttermilk. Now. Hon. Washington
McLean, father of John R. McLean of
the Cincinnati Enouiier, while I was in
Washington, frequently urged mo to
try buttermilk, and told me It had been
his salvation, and so this letter drew my
attention to it again, and I tried butter
milk, with tho result that I gained eight
pounds in two weeks, although ray
weight has not before varied two pounds
in forty years."
I nskcdMi. Scott for the mctho'd pf
using the milk, knowing hojv many
persons suffer from dyspepsia, ami he
said: "That Is the peculiar thing about
it. Tho method is new My Now
Orleans friend, who told me he was 87
years old. and had been uslnc the butter
milk foity years, had set out a formula
for picparingthe milk. It Is ahead of
anything Mr. McLean suggested. You
put the buttermilk in a pan, which Is
set in hot water. The milk is brought
to the boiling point, but not allowed to
boll, Then the heavy part Is ski mined
off. Tho whey which remains is set
aside to cool. I drank a glass of It
thiee or foui times a day, as hot as I
could bear it in my tin out. After you
get used to it you will like it better than
chamnacne. It has a delicious acid
taste, f havo been a great sufferer for
years with inflammation of the mucous
membiane, which caused my dyspepsia,
and this is lho only thing that has ever
permanently helped me."
In the Minority Then.
Fiom the Xew Yorl Tlmti,
Two years ago Mr. Reed of Slalno
made some icmaiks in the House iu tho
eaily days of a tariff debate concerning
the number of days that should be set
aside for tho consideration of tho pend
ing bill. Tho members on the Repub
lican sldo, he said, wanted "a full dis
cussion." "I suggest," ho continued,
"that ten days bo allowed on a sldo,
nnd as many evening sessions as pcoplo
may be disposed to have bo allowed In
addition thcicto " A discussion of
"such length," he thought, "well bo
fitted tho Importance of tho bill " Mr.
Rccd was in tho minority then, Hohas
since levised his opinions concctnlng
the number of days required for tho
consideration of a gcneial tarifl bill, as
well as his beliefs concerning the lights
of miuoilttcs and the fair uxciclseof
power by a Speaker.
(lives Jletter itemilu.
J-iom the St. timlt J'cst MiiihI h.
The Republican plan to shut oil de
bate ou the Tariff bill pioves that tho
Republicans do not want a campaign
nt education on thn tariff A cam
paign of "fat- frying" gives butter results.
AN UNCANNr mtl'KBlBNUI).
Anthony Itnnit tlio l'roof of
nln Own Obituary,
itlh'ir llud h'imlill In the Kiioth.
They were n party of politicians en
jovlng tho resthetto surroundings of tho
Hollman House nnd Its excellent liquid
icfrcshmcnts. Ono of tho party was
fiom Rhode Island. "Did you ever
hear of Senator Anthony's uncanny
experience'" was asked. "Well,
Senator Anthony had an expcrlenco
that few men havo ever had, or would
care to have. You know," continued
he, "that Senator Anthony was for
many years the editor of tho Piovldence
Journal, nnd retained his connection
with tho piper in n iooso way niter no
was clcctid Senator, a good deal as
Senator Hawley still retains his con
nection with the Hartford Uourant. In
the last j car of Senator Anthony's life
it was evidently only a question of
months how soon apoplexy would carry
"One night tho news camo to tho
Piovldcnco Journal ollleo that Mr.
Anthony had been stricken at his New
York hotel ou his wny to Washington.
The managing editor sent n message In
hot haste to one of the Senator's most
Intimate friends, a professor In Brown
Unlvcislty, for an elaborate obituary of
him. Tlio very next dispatch might
bring tho news of the Senator's death,
and the Senator's own paper must do
his career justico If tho mall was
missed on lho last edition. Tho pro
fessor fortunately chanced to bo at
home, hnd formerly himself been a
newspaper man, and wns thoioughly
familiar with the Senator's career. Ho
immediately set to work, and before 1
o'clock tho next morning the copy of a
two column obituary had passed
through a printer's hands and had been
put into cold type.
"The Senator did not die at that tlmo.
In fact he recovered sufficiently to go on
to Washington. Rut the managing edi
tor pf tbo Journal, realizing that the
end might come at any moment, thought
it best not to havo the type of the obitu
ary thrown in;but kept it standing
against an emergency. Weeks passed,
when one day the managing editor re
ceived a letter from Senator Anthony
containing this simple request; 'Please
isciid me a proof of my obituary stand
ing in type.' -The editor was perplexed.
Ho had not tho slightest idea that Sena
tor Anthony knew nnvthlng of tho ex
istence of tho obituary. He did not
know what to dp. but finally decided to
blull the Senator by feigning Ignorance
of whnt he meant, nnd ignoring his re
"In following letters the Senator
made noicference to tho obltuaiy, and
the editor congratulated himself on the
success Of his bluff. Ono day, Senator
Anthony icached home from Washing
ton and walked into the Journal office.
He went straight to the managing editor
abd looking him full in the eye, said,
'Please send up to the composing room
Immediately and hive them stilko mo
off a pioof of that obituary abjut which
i wrote you
"There was no help for it. The oil
tor had no longer tho nerve to feijn
Ignorance, or to deny the existence of
the obituary. He did as he was ordered,
and soon lho ofilce-boy appeared with
the proof sheet in his'haud. The Sena
tor took It and wailful slowly mtoa
small private offlce that ho alwajs re
tained for himself. He closed tho door
and remained there alone over an hour.
What his thoucbts were as ho sat In
that small loom nil by myself, carofully
weighing tho final estimotoof his career
by his most intimate friend, all ready
for publication in his own paper, no ono
ever knew. He walked out of the office.
In silence as he had entered. It, and.
without a comment, handed the proof
sheet back to the editor, a clean revise.
Thcro was not a pencil mark on It. Ho
then left the office.
"Not long after the fatal stroke came,
land that obltuaiy was printed exactly
as it was read by Senator Anthony.
Here's a health to his memory."
Soma of thastraoce TlilncK That Ilitp
peuert Lust Week.
From thtXeto Yol Sun,
John Josephs of Biidgcport had tho
giippo of a malignant type, and when
finally he began to hiccough every one
thought he must speedily die. He was
emaciated, his stiength failed and com
plete collapse wns feared. For two
days he hiccoughed constantly, and
Br. King gave him seven and a half
grains of 'morphine before that sinister
symptom abated. Then the hiccough
ing ceased, he slept peacefully and is
Miss Emma Rohrback of Danbury, 17
years old, mado an odd attempt to com
mit suicide. Sbe swallowed an ounce
of laudanum, but a -physician pumped it
out of her, and when shc.icgained con
sciousness sho explained her grievance
against life. She had been gaining
nearly twenty pounds a month in flcBh,
iand she feared that if the process of
adipose accumulation went much
further there would be no room for her
In the woild. She had vainly tried
various remedies to thwart tho scheme
of self. accretion, even eating twelvo
Jemons a day, but tho lemons made her
"sick and sho detcimlned to die. Tho
doctois will now try to nld her in ic
duLlng her flesh
Fof cjgbt houis an Infant of Stephen
Rurleen of Rrldgepoit loy In a trance,
and an undertaker came and put the
oauo in a casKct. .Everything was
icady for the burial when the child
suddenly woke up and sang out lustily,
"Ma?" It Is all right now.
As B. S. Bcecher hitched up his
spirited steed at Hartland Centre tho
other day death took a seat In the ve
hicle, but it is not likely that Mr.
Beceher knew what rode menllydowu
town with him unseen. AttheUnlver
ballst Church In Barkhamsted Hollow
the horse suddenly shied, Mr. Bcechor
was hurled to the ground, his neck was
broken, and he died instantly. Ho had
barely driven twenty minutes away
from his home,
A singular accident befell Joseph E
Sherwood, a fninicr at Glcnvllle. Ho
had been blasting locks Ho put a dyna
mite caitridgo in tho kitchen stovo oven
to soften it, and was successful In his
expciiment. At tho moment tho dyna
mite softened It suddenly dissolved the
stove, all the doois and windows of tho
kitchen, tho apartment walls nnd most
of the furniture All tho family wcio
in tho room and all wero badly injured
except Mis. Sherwood. Tho farmer
was so teuibly lacerated that a surgeon
had to mnputato ono of his legs.
At South Lyme a gang of i all road
hands sal down In tho shadow of tho
station to eat their dinner, ami one of
them, named Pratt, like little Petcrkln,
found something largo and round on
tho ralhoad track that excited his curi
osity, He took It bufoio tho group
and all examined it cuilously. Then
It exploded with ten Iflc concussion, and
Pratt's bauds and faca wero frightfully
lacerated, The Interesting object was
a blasting caitiidgo that a woikman
had carelessly left on the ralhoad.
A Hud ItHrcaln.
Fiom the Kttiunt clu 7'!"(M
Mr. Wanamakcr Is said to havo told
a near friend that ho was beginning to
bellovo that he had paid a pretty steep
price when he gave $-100,000 for his
prewnt job. And Mr. Wanamakcr
ought to know, too, or he has had a
great deal of cxnerlenco iu bargains,
MAY 14, 1890.
KVA11T8' JIATKST JOKE.
IJOTf' Hi Lout tho Influence or a
From thi Xtu YorX Star,
Bcsator Evarta has almost as largo a
rcsldenco In Washington as ho has In
New York. Ho has three houses
which ho keens onon all tho time ono
at Now York, ono at Washington and
ono at Windsor, Vt. In each ho has a
llbrnry almost a duplicate of lho other
two filled with tho best works of law,
history, political economy, poetry and
proso fiction, Tho Senator likes his
comfort, and his ambition and satisfac
tion Is to llva lika nn Emrllsh ccntlo-
man, on a luxurious and llbcralscale,
without any regard to tho petty econo
mics of life. It cannot cost him less
than $100,000 n year to live.
Rut nil this has nothing to do with
the subject to which I was coming
Scnatoi Evails' lovo of a joke. Tho
Btoiy I am nbout to rclato ho
told himself upon his last visit
to this city, while he was sitting
in his club with some friends, his
old, unltonrd 7 hat tilted back on
his head. He would'nt have that hat
Ironed for anything. Ho prides him
self on Its size and shabblncss. Soon
after tho beginning of the present session
of Congress, Senator EvArts Introduced
at one tlmo three Important bills of n
complicated character. Tho correspond
ents couldn't gather their full objects
from their titles, so they rushed Into
the Senate Chamber ns soon as tho ses
sion was over to see tho Senator. He
sat at his desk nbsoibcd In corre
spondence. The "boys" held back, all
but the fieshost, tho" correspondent of
tho New York . lie advanced and
accosted lho Senator.
"Well, what do you want?"
"I nm tho Washington correspondent
of the Now York . Will you,
please, give mo abstracts of tho three
bills which you Introduced to day?"
"I am too busy wearily"). Read
them and find out for yourself."
"But, Senator, if I should read them
I wouldn't know any more about them
than I do now."
"I am not toblainoforthat. Ihaven't
lime to explain them to you."
The Senator resumed his coirespond
lencc. Tho correspondent got mad.
"Senator Evarts I" This -was uttered
so peremptorily that Mr. Evarts looked
up In suiprise. "Senator Evarts, I
want you to know that I nm the Wash
ington coirespondent of the New York
. You will want favors of me be-
foielong. Don't you come to mo for
them, for you won t get them. I warn
you now I"
With that terrible denunciation the
irate coirespondent strode off. As soon
as Senator Evarts could get over his sur
prise, tho comicality of the thine over
came liim, nnd he enjoyed a "hearty
laugh. At many dinners since then he
has convulsed tho company by describ
ing the scene.
An i:trj-Duy Listener Always Thinks
There la Over-Uniphasl.
From the Fortnightly Kttlew.
An auditor, unused to stage lauguago
and ways, and coming to the theatre
straight from tho street, tho exchange,
tho counter, the mess or tho drawing
room whei ever, In short, men and wo
men congregate could hardly, I think,
fall to bo be struck by a ccitain falso
ness, a ccitain over-emphasis and es
pecially a certain long-drawn exaggera
tion of tho pathetic tones. Ho would
think it grotesque, and he would pioba
bly think It unpleasant.
It, is a note not to bo heard in daily
life, for we are an undemonstrative
peoplo by natuie, and pride ourselvos
on getting through the crises of our
lives In dumb show, with no more than
ia woid or two. This impassive attitude,
some think, is one of the best things
about us. I am myself inclined to be
lieve, after certain recent peisonal ex
periences of more vociferous methods,
that tho very demonstrative nations
spend more energy than wo do In
promise, and peihaps ictain less of per
formance. On tho stage, however, and chiefly on
thcmelodramatlastage, we have changed
all this. Our men weep, our women
whine; It may he sentimental, which
Is quite another thing from pathetic,
but it is a singularly long way removed
from our ordinary English way of tak
ing the facts of existence.
In the course of the past summer tho
present writer was listening to ono of
the most popular plays of the season.
Two young ladles of pleasiuc exterior,
very competent players, had" taken tho
stage; ono was recounting her misfor
tunes to the other. "Now," I thought,
"was ever anything more unlike to tho
behavior of any two sane English wo
men than that of these young actresses,
the tearful faces, the spasmodic -gestures,
the long-drawn, woeful utterance
and the various traditional stago tricks
of speech and manner?"
And I reflected that the vounc ladles
Jhemsclves wero not responsible for
their depatturo fiom natuie, but the
fashion of tho limes which calls for
.suck divagations. At this moment a
stranger sitting at my side could bear It
no longer; he moved Impatiently In his
'teat and expressed his indignation Id a
'whispered comment in my ear: "I beg
your pardon, sir, but what two con
founded Idiots!" I Imagine this gen,
tlemau, whose speech was educated and
his face intelligent, may have lived
long enough away from London melo
diatna land to havo forgotten that It is
a legion -where a dialect of its own pro
vails, accompanied by contoitlons of
tho face and body, lolllngs of the oye9,
emotional guigllngs, hisses and huskl-
ness, which never accompany the
speech of the English men and women
of the world wc llvo In.
John Cnamherlln Occupies Two lliiils.
From the Xew Yorl 1'reu.
John Chamberlln, tho Washington
caterer, has just como back from a trip
to Chicago. He had a great oxperlcnco
out theio In trying to accommodate
himself to his friends. Tho proprietor
of the Hotel Richelieu is an old friend
and Insisted that Chamberlln should
havo tho host room In that olegant hos
telry, while "Jim" Bieslln of tho Gllsoy
House, who Is out thero running tho
Auditorium Hotel, had an apartment
prepared for Chamberlln which a king
might envy. Tho jolly Washlngtonlau
did not feel like affronting cither friend,
so he kept tho key of both rooms nnd
occupied them alternate nights.
No Wonder They Tailed.
From the lUthlthtm Dally Timet.
An exchange tells us about "(ho
failure of old shirt manufactories."
What an Inventive ago Ibis Is, to be
surd Who would ever havo thought
of a flim devoting themselves tq tho
manufacture of old shirts t No wonder
that thoy failed,
Trouble at I)r Valley,
Fiom the Detroit Fret 1'ieii,
Thero Is a postofllco in Idaho called
Deer Valley, with n mall twlco per
week. For six weeks last winter tho
only letters received came for a young
man from his girl In Chicago, and the
Inhabitants finally becamo so wroth that
they aroso in thofr might and ran him
out of tovyoj
"What More Snatlilue After Slinvliiir,
fit refreshing after a dusty day, than
J.avcu(lerbut tha-best, by far, you will
find U Atki.nson's.
' In the Spring
Mcarly everbody needs a Rood modlolno. Tho
Impurities which havo accumulated In lho
blood dtirlnff the cold months must bo ex
tidied or when tho mild days como and tho
effect of bracing air Is lost tho body Is llublo
to be overcorno by doblllty or somo sorlous
disease. Tho rotaarkablo success of Hood's
Barsnparllja and tho universal pralsolthas
received mako It worthy your confidence It
is thb "Ideal Sprlns Medicine." Try it this
'Hint 'II icd reeling
' Thcro Is a lar?o and urowhiK demand hero
for Hood's Saisapaillla, tho sales already ex
ceeding thoso of all other similar medlclnos
combined. I know of many customers who
havo been greatly benefited by It and who
speak of Hood's Sarsaparllla in tho highest
terms. I take two bottles myself ovory
spring and fall and It does mo more good
than any other medlcine'S-A. O. ltnonEs,
II lines, Va.
N.R.-lf youdcoldoto tako Hood's Sarsa
parllla do not bo Induced to buy any other.
Sold by nil druggists. 51; six for $. Pre
pared ouly.hy C. I. HOOD A CO., Lowell.Mass.
100 Dosei Ono Dollnr
We are offering the fol
lowing exceptionally fine
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Danish Cloths, in a va
riety oi attractive shades,
hall wool, only i2c per
Challies, in a hundred or
so of attractive designs,
only 18c per yard.
Half-wool Striped Cash
mere, in all the leading
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38-lnch Wool Suiting, in
grays and browns, only 25c
24-inch Fancy Stripe Mo
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tints and most exquisite pat
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stripes; 'a very dressy fab
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Melaner's Dress Goods,
only 35c per yard.
Large and elegant assort
ment of All-wool Suitings,
only 37KC Per yar-
34-inch Mohair, in all the
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Cor. lift anfl F Sts. H. W.
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1107 1'miusjlvnulu Ave.,
Call attention to their stock
of Watches, comprising all
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and styles of casing, from the
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These watches bear our
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Watches of all grades
Directory of Lawyers and Law Firms
505 D street northwest,
Washington, D. O.
Webster Law Hulldlug.
Residence, 1318 H street northwest.
-WfEBU A. WEBB,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS,
100 Fifth btrcet,
Washington, D, O
William II. Webb,
Henry Randall Webb,
John Sidney Webb. fob37.d&8,tl
XVf OODBURY WHEELER,
ATTORNEY' AT LAW.
331 and 323 41 st , Chauncey Building, near
1 ouulana ave., Washington, D. U.
Practices In the Courts of the District and ol
Prlnco George's County, Md. fe37-d&S,tt
V. 1). McKENNEY.
PHILLIPS, ZAC'HHY & McKENNEY,
f ejM)0 bun Building. P St.
T ALTHEUS JOHNSON.
fe37-dstf m FlUu. Stret,
NEW NATIONAL THEATHB.
Every EvenlnR at 6:15. Matinee at 2.
The Celebrated Author and Actor, MB.
This (Wednesday) Evenlnp, Last Tlmo of
Thursday Evening, Chance of Dill.
Mr. nnrrlgart's Inlmltablo Creation,
Original Songs nUdMiulobv Davftllrahtm.
LBAUGn'S OHAND OPERA-HOUSE.
Evenings at 8.15. Matinee Saturday.
CARLETOH OPERA COMPANY,
In nn entirely new Comlo Opera, entitle I
By tho Comporer8 of "Ermlnle."
Next nnd Last week, farewell of the Carleton
Onera Company, FourOpera, includlnc
QUEEN'S LACE HANDKERCHIEF.
T J ARRIS' BIJOU TnKATllK.
WEEK OK MY 18.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Satuiday,
Elaborato Production of
THE WAGES OF SIN,
With New and M arvelous Effects and
Next week-ADA GRAY. mylS.Ct
KEBNAN'S NEW "WASHINGTON THEA
TRE. 11th St., south of ronna. ave.
Ladles' Matinees Tucs., Thnrs. and Eat.
Lester & Williams' London
SPECIALTY Hi GAIETY CO,
Thursday Nlcht Grand Scientific Match.
C11AS. SMITH VS. CHAS. BROWN,
The Cftlortd Champions.
Gt LOBE THEATRE,
J- I'A.,AVE.. NEARltTH ST.
MondayyMay 13, and during tho week.
A SHOWS II? ONE 4
Franco & Delinny's Dramatic Company.
Minstrels Olio Sparring
Tom Allen nnd Billy Dacey.
Matinees, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday! Admission nt night, 10,00, -30 ana
50c. Matinee?, 10, SOand-SOe. ,
Is the Greatost of All Musical Instruments
BecausoJt performs any ranslo
from a waltz or a ballad to an
overture or a Bymphony more
beautifully and more neatly
rerfect than any other slpgle
Tho Aeolian Is not mechanical, but tho
manipulation of It Is so simple that a person
canletrn to play It with from one totlnoo
-weeks' practice. Your visit to see this In
strument will be esteemed a favor at
E. F. DROOP'S,
Ott PA. AVE.,
Eolo Agent for Stclnway and Other rfrst
Class Pianos and Organs.
OVER A MILLION DISTRIBUTED.
L.8.. o. L..
LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERY CO.
Incorporated by the Legislature for educa
tional and charltablo purposes, and Jts fran
chise made a part of the present Mate Con
stitution, In 1870, by an oviaiwuELXtKa roru
Its GRAND EXTRAORDINARY DRAW
INGS take place soml annually (Juno and
December), and Its GRAND SINGLE NUM
BER DRAWINGS take place In each ot the
other ten months in the year, and are alt
drawn in public, at tho Academy of Muslo.
New Orleans, La.
"We do lierebv certify that we supervise
the arrangements for all the Monthly and
Semi-Annual Drawings of the Louisiana State
Lottery Co., and In person manago and con
trol the drawings themselves, and that tho
same are conducted with honesty, fairness
and in good faith toward all parties, and wo
authorize tho Company to use this certificate,
with fao similes ot our signatures attached,
in Its advertisemmts."
We the undersigned Banks and Bankers
will cay all prizes drawn in the Louisiana
Stato Lotteries which may be presented at
K. m. walmslet, Pres. La. Nat. Bank.
P. I.ANATJX, Pres. State Nat. Bank.
A. HADWI, Pres. N. O. Nat. Bank.
CABL KOUN, Pres. Union Nat. Bank.
GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING Will tako
place at the Academy of Music, New Or
leans, TUESDAY, JUNE 17. 1S0O.
U1UUOU 1 1IIUU tjUUV)V
1C0XCO Tickets at Forty Dollars; Halvee,
ISO; Quarters, 110: Eighths,: Twenti
eths, Si: Fortieths, '.SI.
LUT OF PHIZES.
lPRIZEOF$C00,000IS , J600.000
1 PRIZE OF 900,00018...... ..i 200,000
1FR1ZE.OF 100,0001s 100,000
lriuzsoF toroois...., 50,000
S PRIZES OF 20,000 aio 10,000
SPR1ZKSOF 10.000 aro ."AOOO
10PR1ZESOF 8,000 are 50.000
aspniZBSOF u.iooare...... r 0.000
100 PRIZES OF W0 are - to.ooa
200 PRIZES OF COO aro 123,000
M0 PHIZES OF 400 aro 200000
SOOTrlzesot two are loo.coo
200 Prizes ot SfOaro v... C0.00O
200 Prizes of 200 aro 10,000
009 Prizes of $200 are '.lOO.soo
OM) Prizes of 200 are., 19a,KX
8,1 31 Prizes, amountlng'to 82,150,000
AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE.
tasFon Club Rates or any further Infor
mation desired wrlto legibly to the under
signed, clearly stating your residence, with.
Stato. Countv. Street and Number. Mora
rapid return mall delivery will bo assmed bv
your Inclosing an envelope bearing your full
All ordinary letters containing Postal
Notes, Money Orders Issued by all Express.
Companies or New York Exchange.
M. A. DAUPHIN,
New Orloaus, La.
Address Registered Letters containing cur
(Jew Orleans National Bank,
New Orleans, La.
"REMEMBER that the payment of Prizes
Is GUARANTEED BY FOUR NATIONAL
BANKS of New Orleans, and the tlokets aro
signed by the president ot an Institutions
whoso chartered lights are rocognlzed In the
highest courtsitherefore, boware of all Imita
tions or anonymous schemes."
ONE DOLLARS the, price, ot tho smallest
part or fraction of a ticket ISSUED B Y U8 In
any drawing. Anything In our narao ofTorod
for less than a Dollar Is a swindle.
MB r bireel. Member or WuahiiiKloit
ritocU ExcliutiKC. AH lqcal HtocKq
utJ ffccuriUci boueht nud noli!.