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TTTE WASHINGTON CRITIC, WEDESpAY EVENING, MARCH 20, JL889.
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WASHINGTON, MAIiail 20. 1880.
Tho Cabinet meets on Tucsdavs and
Trldays at 12 30 p. Hi.
Senators anil Representative In Congress
will bo received by tUo l'rcslilcnt every day,
except Mondays, from 10 until 13.
Pcisons not members of Congrdss lwvlng
business with tho President will bo recelvod
from 12 until 1 on Wcdnesda) s, Tbursdajs
Those who have no business, but call
merely to pay tbclr lcspccts, will bo re
ceived by tho President lu tlio East Room
at 1 p. ra. on Mondays, Wcdncbiliys and
HINT TO ItErUHLIOAN' LIMDKUS.
President Harrison Is acting most
wisely In thoso cases wlicro dUTe'tent
candidates for piomincnt offices arc
lecommended so earnestly by tho polit
ical lcailcis of any State thnt.thc contest
has rtc eloped into something resem
bling n f.ictlon light. In Bitch cases,
notably In a Now York appointment, ho
lias ignored thccadlilale of cither group
and appointed to pluic some man recom
mended byucltheu, but satisfactory to
the great imjorlly of people. This
course he is likely to hno occasion to
lepent more than once. When tho time
for making Virginia nominations comes
be may herniated to tho same alterna
tive, and in one or two others the pol
iticians promise to cut each other's
throats to no pin pose.
It seems to be the theory of some
fitatc leaders tint Mr. Harrison is Piesl
dcnfmercly of the Itupublican party.
This is a gra e mistake. Ho is I'rcsi
dent'of the entire country and has tho
l) st intcicstsof the entire country to
ronsltlcr. That ho himself recog
nizes fully the oxtcnt bt his obligation
lie lias already pretty fully demon
htratcd and there is no leahon to bcllovo
that'hc.vvill fail In this respect during
Ills administration. He can make up
lilifmind in an emergency and act vlg
orouslyj This is something that a fovf
, leading political powers' have, even
up to the present time, apparently
FISH COJUMIHSIOM WORK.
There is visiting In 'Washington Hon.
8. P. Bartlctt of Illinois, a man who
lias done in somo directions tnoro than
any other to promoto fish culture in the
United States. As a Fish Commissioner
in Illinois, Mi, Bartlctt has devised and
carried Into execution a plan which has
now been adopted by the National
Commission and which is. likely to be
followed by admirable results. What
Mr. Bartlctt devised and accomplished
-was tho distribution of full-grown flsli
tbioughout tho country instead of
vwpawn. What he additionally has so'
cuxul'is that the grown fish "are ob
tained merely for 'tho taking, .while
spawn is had only after the expense of
TTie-MisslstlppI Itfverhas floods and
'seasons- Of luw water. When'the floods'
comc ihe Mississippi overflows tho lovv-
,.,;linds and tho game fish, tho bass; of all
-varieties, the inland "salmon"' and
pickerel and Other cdlblo flBh'arCscat
tercd over a wide extent of country, and,
as the floods subside, nie left land
locked in thousands of ponds and
xloughs. Tto droughts of midsummer
coine, the water In theso ponds and
doughs disappears and millions of fish
perish nnriually. It would bo moro
confet to say they did perish, for now
many of them aro saved, and hundreds
of thousands aro sent to" be distributed
in streams and lakes, and ponds
throughout tho countiy.whero they will
do the most good.
There is lying often at tho dock at
Qulncy, 111,, a stout, but not remarkably
linndsome little steam craft of uncouth
name, -which, on occasion, tows behind
it Bto8 with gicat water tanks, in
which live fish may bo carried. In tho
dry season this craft may bo seen steam-
, hig busily up and down tho Mississippi
and occasionally making a stop at tho
most unlikely places. When tho crow
landithcio is a maich to somo half
dried slough, it is seined thoroughly,
thousands of gamo fish are taken out
and conveyed to tho scows and tho
i little steamer goes pulling on its way.
The fish aro eventually taken from tho
rcuwjs Into (ho cars of tho Fish Com
mission nml conveyed to any point In
the country desired. This little steamer
is tho machine with which tho Illinois
Fish Commissioner operates; with
which he has almost revolutionized tho
work in which ho is engaged.
The Fish Commissioners of tho Gone-rat
Government havo recognised tho
lmpoitanco of the Illinois work, and tho
same plan is to bo adopted by them on
a mBrc extended scale. Tlio elTect will
lie ndmirablo results at comparatively
ma)l cost. This Is a. good thing, es
pecially since tho Illinois Legislature
lias not made tho approptlatlon for its
Fish Commission, which might bo ex
pected whcio so much lias been uccom.
i pllshcd. All oxpcndituics so far havo
been on n small scalo. Of tho report of
tho Illinois Fish Commission but 1,000
coploa were- allowed, and it Is ovidenco
of tho interest felt in Mr. Ikrtlotts
workVgonerally that all thosa copies
have been demanded beforo tho
WfvtBartletl has been urged for a
j)kce on the National Commission', ntd
here again ho hns shown his oilglnality
and carnestncs. He docs not want tho
place, preferring to work In his own
fktd, and furthcrmoio holds that thd
Democratic Commissioner, Mr. McDon
aid, should bo retained In place bciauso
he hns proved so good a man there. It
w III be seen Hint Illinois Is rather lu luck.
It is to hi: nt oiu:ttfd that opposl
tlou developed In tho Senate to tho con
Urination of Mr. I'ugcnc Schuyler as
First Assistant Secretary of State'. It Is
not bioad business lu Senators to avenge
tl'cmclvcs upon n man whoso book did
not suit them. Thcio mo In tlio Senate
numerous men less utile and less honest
than Mr. Schuyler.
Can anvoni! glvo any c6ncclvablo
reason why Colonel Fred. Grant should
be appointed to n foreign mission?
What hovo been his seivlers cither to
the country or tho party? If wo must
provide for tho sons of great men let It
bo bluntly In, tho way of n pension.
Mn. Whitelaw Item's contemporaries
In Mow York are variously affected by his
Tlio lferalil licartllv commends tho ap
pointment. Tlio Times makes an uncomplimentary
Tlio World Is non-committal.
Tho Sun eajs nothing.
Tlio Star says nothing.
Tho 7'ri4ioic, of course, says nothing.
It would havo been better, wo believe,
bad nil tho leading Now York nowspapors
commended tho appointment. Mr. White
law Held may bo personally objcctlonablo
to somo of the Now York editors. Ho may
not bo a great editor. Ho Is a shrewd man,
however, and will niako a good Minister.
No ono really doubts that. Why not prac
tice a llttlo self-abnegation for sheer cour
tcsj'ssako? Miss Kate Fielh having been Invited
by tlio Journalists' Christian Temperance
Eoclcty, with headquarters In Nowspaper
Row, to deliver her lecture on ''Tho Intcm
peranco of Prohibition," has Kindly con
sented to do so, and wilt present It at
Grand Army Hall Friday evening at 8
o'clock. Tbls lecture is entirely unpoliti
cal and has no reference whatever to tho
fatal ravages of the Prohibition voto In a
highly moral Republican community. Wo
would also call attention to tho new badge
of tho J. 0. T. 8 , which Is a elder press
rampant, bar sinister on a red field.
If the nomination of Andrew Bradloy
as District Judgo was the result of tho
efficiency of praver offered up by tho
Women's Association In behalf of good
District appointments, then they may well
feel encouraged to continue; their supplica
tions at tho throne of gruce.
It is a tieasaXt reminder of good old
times to see Generals James N. Tyncr and
A. D. Haxcn back again In tho Postofllce
Department, and Mr. Waunsmakcr is to
bo congratulated In securing tho services of
these able and experienced officials. Tlmo
makes alL things even,
SOME OJT1CB SEEKEHS.
There was a youug man'from Topcka,
A satsy and bold office soekerj
Ho w as sure of a scoop
He dropped In tho soup,
And now bo's prccepttbly meeker.
There was an old man from Milwaukee,
With a fondness to be rather talky;
Ho praised over much
The 'fluence of tho Dutch,
And now he's gone back to Milwaukee.
A colonel camo In from Kentucky,
A gentleman nervy and plucky;
lie took What they had,
Although it was bad,
And considered himself p. d. lucky.
A statesman comes down from Manhattan,
With a name-neitbcr Saxon nor Latin;
Ho was given a berth,
But he wanted the earth,
And missing It, thought he'd been sat on.
First Cltlzcni Docs tho now Minister to
Franco speak French?
Second Citizen:. I don't know;-but ho Can
Justice Gray fs to' be "married:
Ob, Justice Grayl Oh, Justice Gray,
You sow repair1 Ihe past,
And though 'tis Justice rathergray
'TIs Justice done at last.
Hew York City Statesmnnnlilp.
(New York Sun.)
The DIvver Association threw open wldo
Its front door In Oliver street last night,
and every man and boy In tho second as
sembly district camo in and shook bands
with the Alderman. Then they wore all
carried oR to a spread on the second floor.
The house was' fall. Michael 'W. Bowen
was master of ceremonies. After the dis
trict bad all ft could oat and drink thoso
thaTwere'so Inclined at In tho reception
room and llsteacd'to a historical account of
the big snow In Ireland by a man who was
there. Songs followed. This Is a stanza
from a song by a man introduced ns Dea
Tliero's a.' wicked gang of loafers on tlfe oor
nerof tlio block,
Whenever I go by they're smo to ycll
Ta ra rum.
I don't know what It means; still It gives mo
quite a shook,
Ai It hurts my t cellnini too.
If I'm pamlhg with n lady,
They holler "Chain 'lm up."
Thev'shont (o tho lady, "Get ft muztlo foi' yer
And it's mo thoy mean, that's sure,
Ta ra rum.
Among tho celebrated mon present were
Congressman Dunphy and ex-Coroner Wil
liam H, Kennedy.
A rrncticjkl Faint.
St. Louis Olobe-Dcinocrat
It Is a mistake to suppose tint tho Sa
moan Islands are valunblo only In-propor-t!6n
to tho trade with tho native .and for
eign residents. Their value is betto'r un
derstood when it Is remembered that they
were originally known us Navigators'
Islands. The group Is right on the high
way between can iranclsco and the Aus
tralian ports, aiid no better points can bo
found among tho I'aclfle Isles for coaling
Iluril mill lllttor.
The Prince of Wales says that ho likes
cricket better than baseball. It Is not doing
Juetlco f o our national game to Judgo It by
That flortfl Light,
(LouIsyIUo Courier-Journal )
Tho fierce light that beats upon a Crown
Prince. Is already beginning to bronzo the
cheek of our Russell Harrison.
lllug ut Itltor Htjgglm.
It Is aeserted that Colonel Elliot F.
Shcpard hopes to bo tho l.ittlo Lord
Fauntleroy of the present Administration.
With All 1'mir ret.
(N. V. Tress)
Henry George is lu big luck In England,
The London JlfmM M Jumping on him with
all four of Its 'feet.
.ZecJfc at TmCbit'-j's prM conuiulrumpiopoi
ilttosy in anoArnumn, Trufot thiptlii,
Aratlcrcxtri'ordlniry ajplloant for hy
meneal Hiss appeared in thu City Hall yH
tcrday and dcmandcil aumrrlngo licence. Ho
was an old man, toothless and dcif, hut his
fncowos bright with smiles, and ho was evi
dently as happy as any prospective bride
groom of 25 years. Ho took no offenso
whatever when ho was told that ho had
better get tho minister who was to marry
him to his lady lovo to como and procure
tho license. IIo went away ns happy as
cv cr. Many years ago ho camo to tlio City
Hall on tho samo errand, and ho has umdo
periodical visits to tho Marriage Mccnso
Clerk cv cr since. Ho Is undoubtedly a lit
tle bit weakened mentally, but Is harmless.
What his history Is Is not known, and
whether this v Istonary wedding day Is the
llngcrlug traco of somo jonthful romance
which turned his brain Will never bo
learned. To blm tho wcddhlg day 1 as
much a reality as any future event can be.
Perhaps tho delusion Is a sad memento of
eomn fickle woman; perhaps of somo sweet
heart who did not llvo to becomo a wife.
It Is a pitiful case, mid yet there aro few
sano men who seem as happy as ho Is.
A prominent New Jersey Democrat has
assured a Ciiitic reporter that the question
who will dispense tho patronagelu Now
Jersey has been settled by tho appoint
ment of Deacon as U. S. Morehab Deacon
had the support of ex-Senator Sow ell,
whlloCook was backed by Phelps and tho
State delegation. It Is said, however, that
I'lattwIU namo tho men far the New Jer
sey custom house and navy-yard.
There aro about half a dozen people, sup
posed io bo Insane, who should havo been
brought before a marshal's Jury somo tlmo
ago; but they havo had no trial, owing to a
recent decision on tho act providing for
District appropriations by Auditor Chcno
with. Tho act sayd that in all cases of "In
digent Insano persons committed" to tho
Government Hospital for tho Insane by
order of tho executive authority two thou
sand dollars aro to bo allowed to dofray
expenses for the fiscal year ending Juno
80, 1800. The practice has been for tho
marshal to pay all Jurors tho customiry too
of $1 25 on each case, regardless, of Course,
whether tho person trle was found Insane
or not. Tho auditor, however, has refused
to pass tho marshal's account, holding that
the law applies onlyfortho pajment of ex
penses In cases where the person tried Is
found Insane and committed; This leaves
the Juror hi a position where ho must find
tho person brought beforo him a lunatic or
else go without hla fee. Very naturally,
there Is no disposition to try people under
such circumstances, and the Insanity cases
will contlnuo to accumulate on tho hands
of the authorities until tho matter Is
arranged so that the unfortunates can bo
tried by a Jury that has no Interest ono way
or the other.
The I'ostofflco Is tho Department In which
resignations arc coming lu at a lively rate.
The rcsignatlons'aro from the fourth' class
postmasters and arc accepted as soon as
received. Up to l:30'clock jcstcrdayOT
charjges had been mado among the fourth
class postofuccs In most cases on the
record book It read, "Resigned." Of course,
the charges mentioned are only ono day's
work, and tho Department has not yet got
fairly down to business. Tho commissions'
of Presidential postmasters will begin to
pour in tho lattor part of the week. The
corridors of tho Departmcnt'thls morning
were, as usual, crowded with Congressmen
having their little axe to grind.
Colonel Perry Carson, "the Parnclt or
his race," was standing in the lobby of tho
Rlggs House talking to a party of colored
men, when a Ciiitic reporter asked him If
he expected to bo appointed Recorder of
"No," said Ferry, "I don't expect- any--thing.
I am seeking no office; tho office
must seek me. My friends, of course, aro
anxious that I get something and arc act
ing accordingly. I hear that Fred. "Doug
lass will be made Recorder of Deeds', also
Perry Carson and Calvin chase. Chaso
thinks bis 'chances are very good,''' hut as
for me, well, If rresIdontrnarrlBon'sees lit
to reward mo. and offers me ,an office I am
too good a Republican to decline If be
sendsmotollaytl, Liberia or Italy! will
go, but I want ltunderstood that tho office
must come to me."
One of the funny speclmenr In the De
partment of State who will .bo In contact
with Mr. Schuyler IsSecond Assistant Bcc
rctaryAlvah'A. Adeo. Jle, has been Iri the1
Department for a dozen or moro years, and
was brought there from soma diplomatic
post which he occupied abroad. Mr. Adee1
Is an encyclopedia of dlplomattcknowlJ
edge and etiquette. JIo lives In an atmos
phere of red tape, ,auU dreams of phrase
ology that will round out entertaining
diplomatic dispatches. IIo Is as doaf as a
post and- as full of humor as any ma,u In
Washington. Outside of thu Department
he unbends, and there Is not a moro Jolly
or sociable soul In tho National Capital
than' this samo little- gentleman. New
John S. Williams ot Indiana, who has
held tho office Of Third Auditor of tho
Treasury for tho last four years, says a
Courier-Journal special, Is a Democrat of
tho old school, and when he assumed the
duties Imposed upon him In tho early part of
1685, he was thoroughly Imbuod with tho
doctrine, "to tho victors belong tho spoils."
Ho bad hardly warmed his chair before he
began to map out his plan for cutting ff
heads. Tho first victim selected was a
young man from Indlaua named Heath.
Without warning or explanation Heath's
dlsehargo was mado out. Quito naturally,
thu latter was desirous ot finding out tho
cause of his removal; so ho inarched into
the office of tho Third Auditor and askod
Colonel Williams why ho had been
"bounced," Tho shrewd old politician
from tho Hooslcr State smiled, and then
fixing his oyes Intently on his vietlm, said;
"Ah, Mi Heath, you arq not aw aro of
tho very high compliment that I have paid,
jou. llctng an Indiana man I selected you
to head a long and Interesting procession
which Is Just about to start, Instead of
finding fault with mo you ought to feel flat
tered that your height and fluo personal ap
pearance entitle you to lead tho proces
sion," The tables havo now been turned and the
other day a friend of (ho Third Auditor re
marked: "Do you 1-emembor, John, that procos
slon you started In 1889 ? It looks as It you
will lead ono yourself before long, eh ?"
The grUzly old Hooslcr smiled aud re
plied: "Illght jouarc. It will not bo many
daS beforo I will turn my face toward tho
dear old State- Hut, como to think of It,
I got a good deal of solid satisfaction after
nil In bouncing ltcpublleans while I had
IVliitit IIo Appears,
(Now York Sun )
The elerks and doorkeepers at thol'ost
ofllco Departmout aro consldciably exer
cised over the fact that Mr. Wanamaker
appears at his desk at about 8 o'clock lu
the morning lustcad of at 10,tho hour his
predecessors have usually mado their ap
peal auce. Mr. Wanamaker has ordered
that his room be mado ready for him before
8, so that bo can get In an hoar's work
beforo tho ofilco-ecckers begin to arrive.
MATTER WORTH READING.
Ills I irst ltul! rum! Utile.
A correspondent of tho St. Louis Hlobl
Dtvwatit elves tho following rcnmrknblo
aceotitit of tho cx crienco of a backwoods
Southerner when riding on the cars for tho
Hut tho queerest and funniest Incident
of this Southern trip had almost a traglo
tciinluat'on. Iho train was Just starting,
without ringing a bell or blowing a whistle,
as Is tho uiilqno Southern custom, when a
cloud of dust was observed traveling down
tho road to tho station and from the midst
of which proceeded prolonged yells. The
train was promptly stopped and an auelcnt
and ilckcty chaise drovo up and there
climbed down fiom It an old man In a long
yellow coat and a William goat board,
w ore, besides thoso, a pair of abbi ovlutod
green trousers, which seemed to slum his
boots and rlso to a higher plane, and a
beaver hat of tho vlntago of 1812. IIo took
from out of tho chaise a bandbox tied with
a string, a largo carpet-bag, a paper bag
containing an assorted lunch, two llvo
chickens, tied togcthor by tlio logs, and a
crock of butter, over tho top of which a
piece of muslin was tightly fastened. With
these and an ancient umbrella ho boarded
the train with somo difficulty and sit down
In a scat a few feet from tho door. Tho
train rolled away, leaving his companion In
the chaise sitting, open-mouthed, paralyzed
The ancient ono, with tho wind-tossed,
beard, gripped the arm of his scat as soon
as bo felt the train's motion and let out n
startled yell that caused tho passengers to
tuin palo with a fear that we had a mad
man on board, aud when tho conductor ran
to him he shouted, "Tho hull darn thing
Tho nmlablo Conductor assured htm that
ho was perfectly safe, and going intp his
pocket pulled out his punch, Tho old man
held up his hands In an Instant and 'cried,
"Don't shoot, Mister, don't shoot; X give"
"I ain't goln' to shoot, I only vvant your
"What ticket? '
"Your railroad ticket."
"Ain't got none. Wo una up our 'way
don't hov no railroads nor nathln'."
"Well, then pay your monoy to me.
Where do you want to go?"
"I'm gwlne to Staunton, to my grand
son's, Pete Rawlins. Know him?"
"Nope." r .
"Know any of his folks down 'mVStauu
ton?'' Just then thewhlstlo blow and tho
old man Jumpod up and tried to got past tho
conductor, who held htm down by main
strength. The white hair of tho old
"cracker" fairly stood on end and It was
several minutes beforo ho calmed down
enough to count his change.
At the next station, when tho train
stopped, he gathered up his belongings and
mado for the door, m. was stopped "-before
he could get off. This attempt he made at
every station, and finally tho conductor
went to him, saying: "Look here, old man,
you JlBt set still and don't move till you
hear the brakeman holler Staunton, then
you cot off I Seo?"
Ho sat there awhflo quietly, and then be
gan to question tho rest of tho passengers
as to their acquaintance with Staunton and
Thinking I could derive some entertain
ment from him I changed my seat to1 tho
one in front of his, and; turning around,
addressed some words to him with an ami
able and seductive smile.
He looked at me a moment and solemnly
took his musty leather wallet from his side
pocket and thrust-it deep down into his
"Now, then, jonng man, what you want
to know, eh?" ' ,
This action set the entire car full of peo
ple roaring with laughter and almost
brought' U blush to my cheek, which sensa
tion hod scarcely gone when the brakeman
opened the door and yelled: "Stauntonl"
We were at the moment crossing , a
trestle, about fifty feet In height,
upon the slanting, heavily wooded side of.
a mountain. Wo could look down
the hillside over tho treo tops and
see a silvery stream threading Its winding
way through a black and dank swamp.
The old settler rose quickly at the sound
of the brakeman's voice, packed np his
belongings and going to tho platform,
stepped right off. ,
As we passed we got one glimpse of him
sailing dowm Somebody pulled, the bell
rope,' stopping the train at once, and are
lief party was organized, wblch'went down
tho mountain sldo 'until we came to -tho
spot where he" struck 'first, a" tall
hemlock. It looked like a gigantic Christ
Pendent from Its branches were- socks,
collars, handkerchiefs, chewing tobacco,
chickens, rolls of butter, fancy goods, bam
sandwiches, boots audi shoes, notions, sus-i
penaers, shoelaces, bandboxes,- samples -of
cloth, hardware and gent's furnishing
goads. Further down tho hillside we found
some patent medicine bottles', tho old'utn
brella,;the butter crock and tho plug ibat.
Then we reached the old mam who was up
to bis waist in black mud, busily engaged
in washing tho samo mud from a whisky
flask which ho had somehow managed to
retain in his pocket through all his exciting
Ho was as cool as a cucumber, and when
wo yanked him out of the mud remarked,
"This yero railroad traveling do beat hell,
don't it ?"
Wo climbed up tho hill, gathering his be
longings as we proccededf and wheu wo
arrived tit" tho tialn tho conductor angrily
Inquired, "What in thunder did you moan
by Jumping off llko that?"
"Why, my friend," blandly answered ho
of tho goat-llko beard and shattered gar
ments, "you told me yourself to get oft
wbcu I heard tho brakemau holler 'Staun
ton,' and I got off."
They Did the Polio,
It Is told In Boston that a party of Har
vard students, auxloua to got even with
tho Boston police for somo undoubtedly
good reason, bought a baiber's pole, got a
receipt aud started through tho street, bear-
Ing their propeity. Of course thoy were
soon stopped by a policeman. "Hollo,
there; wjiat yer dolu' '1th that polo!"
"That's our business.'! "Oh, Is It? Well,
you come along '1th mo." So he matched
them to the police station, "What's tho
trouble, ofilcei ?" asked tho sergeant
"Stoalln' a barber's pole." Then the po
liceman gave a detailed account of tho
crime and the arrest of tho criminals, who
wrro about to bo sent to their dungeon
cells when ono of thrmhauded tho sergeant
tho receipt. "Officer, )ou may return to
jour beat," suld tho-sergeant, and (hostile
dents (lied out, beurlng tho polo proudly.
Two blocks away another policeman
slopped thcin. Then followed tho samo
dialogue, another arrest aud tho sime
scene at tho station. And so It went on
until tho joung men had been arrested six
times. They might havo been arrested
twelve times had not a genera! uotlco hceu
sent out to tho polleo not to molest tho
party of joung men parading about Boston
with a barber's polo.
The abolition ot poker In Louisiana Jury
trials will1 bo a llttlo hard on tho twelve
peers, but the Impatient masses who wait1
for the verdict will hall tho scheme as a
PRIZE CONUNDRUM CONTEST.
Contributions by contestants for This
Clinic's prtro of $ff for tha best lot of
original conundrums with their answers,
to bo sent hi to this olTlco boforo April 1,
will be given dally. Tlio conundrums may bo
sent In at any time tho sooner tho better.
As already stated, tho nvvnrd will bo mado
by Mr. W. J. Lampton of Titc Ciiitic
editorial staff, Tho prlzo offered is Insignifi
cant, but Iho contcstwlll be at least curious,
andlt is hoped Tut: CniTtc's readers will
enter Into It heartily for the amusement it
will afford. Hero aro another lot:
Llko tlio Mtiez Cnnnl.
Why Is The Ciiitio like tho Suoz Canal?
Because thero Is a "c" (sea) at each end
of It. S. K. C.
1, Why arc tho Republican offlce-scokcrs
like a man who owns a complcto set of
Dickens' works ? They both hivo "Great
2. Why is Tub Cjhtio llko a strait ? Bo
cause It has a sea (c) on each end.
. F. M. II.-
In what way docs painting a picture ro
semblothe doing ot on act of kindness?
They nro both easily (eaaol-y) done
Undo nml musician.
Why should a dude make. a good mu
sician ? llecausoTio is capable of so many
Signal Service- Iden, i
Why should they havo appointed a
coachman chief of tho Wcathor Bureau'
during Inauguration week? Ho under
stands holding up thd rains. J. orE,
YV hat's the difference betwoon tho ground
hog and sausage? Ask Groely. Perhapo
he may say ihcro's no difference.
W hy Is tho fence around the now Library
site llko the Arlington" Hotel? Bccauso
thorc's a good many boards there.
Why do Chinamen make good actors?
Bccauso they nevor como out without their
'queue (cuo). P. B. W.
Why Is a certain species of fish drown In
Ink llko an Inclination or desire? Becauso
It Is an Ink-ling.
hy Is a train full of females like ono of
our principal cities? Bccauso It la a she
cargo (Chicago). A. UV."
Old, Hut Thereby Good.
What la the difference between the Prince
of Wales, an orphan, a bald headed man
and a gorilla? The Prince of Wales Is heir
apparent, an orphan baa nce'r a parent, a
bald-headed man has no hair apparent, asM
a gorilla has a hairy parent.
Apropos of n Sponge,
Why Is a spongo llko a prison? Bccauso
it Is full of cells. u ' F. G.
The Centre of Gravity.
Why Is the centre of gravity like tho prlzo
offered? Because it is MV."
What two letters of the alphabet will
name a musical Instrument? P an' 0,
Ji. Tllg Difference.
What'ls the difference between a philoso
pher! aud a yanng man? One loves to
learn and the'other learns tp love.
TI1K rKOI'LE'S COLUMN-
Communication on any matter ot current
'Interest will bo cheerfully printed In Tub
Cmno under this head. letters should In all
cases bo as brief as possible.)
' That Solid Gold Badge.
Wabhinoton, March 20. EJi(or Critic:
I see it stated that solid gold badges,
souvenirs ot tha inauguration,, have been
presented to Simon Wolf and others in
addition to those .presented to tho Presi
dent and VIce-Prcsldcnt,- In vlow of this
statement I rlso to Inquire why is this thus?
I had supposed that Simon Wolf had se
cured, glory enough by stealing a march oa
Chairman BrittoU In havlug the honor of
presenting the gold- badges to President
Harrison and Vice-President Morton in
person, "unbeknownst" to Chalrmaa Brit-
' inn At Ihn T-vnnnfli-a Pnmmll ,ua ?
Tho additional honor ot receiving a solid
gold badge Is a just tribute to Simon's
"Thumbs down." "Wiq-Wao","
DOME FJSSUNINE X OOTOEAK. -
Fanny Davenport Is Inclined to pointed
Clara Morris takes comfort' In glovo-kid
Mrs.. Lucrctla Mott adheres to,tbe old
Lottawears-a shoe that- might betaken
Modjcska's pedal extremities look well
in russet leather boots.
Marie Roze has a real French foot, and
dresses it accordingly.
Mile. Rhea wears the thinnest of French
klde, winter and summer.
Mrs. Langtry's- feet aro generally Incased
lu "patont leather tips."
Miss Francis E. Wlllard wears substan
tial goat skin with low heels.
Itusa Bonheur thinks It no dlsgraco (o
havo a good understanding. '
Mrs. Parau Stevens has an English foot,
but prefers American shoes.
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnctta wears a
common sense walklug boot.
Mrs Henry Ward Bcechcr wears cloth
galtirs of old Congress pattern.
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt usually woars
cloth uppers and patent leather tips.
Sarah Bernhardt changes the Btylos ot
her shoes as often as she does her moods.
Mrs. Hicks-Lord varies her shoes with
her costumes und -alwaja shows a trlm
Miss Jcauiu'tto Chainberlalu has a high
arched foot, which looks well In a No. 2
AA French boot.
Mary Anderson wears a sonslblo English
walking boot with a solid foundation, not
conducive to corns.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox alwajs wears fancy
slippers Indoors, with handsomely cm
Miss Amello ltlves Chanlor has a sym
metrically shaped foot, which looks well In
a Louis Qulnzo Bllpper,
Magglo .Mitchell likes an old shoo host;
not qulto such a dilapidated ono, howover,
as she wears in "Fanchou."
Adellna Palll cucasds hci comely feet In
dainty French kids. Her fascinating house
slippers aro marvels tu their lino.
Chrlstlno Nllsson wears a shoo long and
In oad enough for each toe to havo a rest
ing place ot Its own and stilt havo room to
Mis, flrovor Cleveland never cramps her
toct hy try lug to put a No. a foot Into a No.
2 shoo, aud believes that thero Is as
much cbaractci lu a foot as iu a shapely
Mrs. Harriet Beechcr Stowc, wheu In
health js frequently seen lu arctics that
would make a girl of tho perldd almost
faint at tho mere suggcstlsu ot 'bearing such
Heujiicii's bottled Maozern beer, Tele
phone call, OH-3, ,
Tho Ontltioh for Hepburn,
Having failed to secure tho appointment
ot ox-Congressman Hepburn as Assistant
Secretary of tho Treasury, Assistant Secre
tary of tho Interior mid Commissioner of
Patents, for which Mi has been repeatedly
recommended, Mr, Allison and tho Iowa
delegation are now trying to put him on the
Interstate Commerce Commission In tho
place left Vacant by tho resignation ot Al
daco F. Walker. This Is tho Job the- Presi
dent Is supposed to havo picked out for
General Mahono. It Is not a political of
fice, but a Judicial ono; but Mahono Is a
practical railroad man and no doubt could
perform Its duties acceptably. But ho docs
not want such A place. There Is no pa
tronage connected with the offlco, and it Is
the patronago for his friends that ho Is af
ter qulto as much as something for himself.
N. Y. Sun.
Tlio Currenoy Coinptrollerslilp.
Thero Is quite a lively contest over tho
Coinptrollerslilp of the Currency. Mr.
Charles E. Coon, who was formerly Assist
ant Secretary ot tho Treasury, and came
nenr getting that office again,) Indorsed by
Vice-President Morton; Hugh Young of
Pennsylvania by Senators Quay and Cam
eron, and ox-ltcprcsentatlvo Itlchard d.
Parsons by tho Ohio men. A now candi
date, however, has como up In the porson
of David E. Sickles of Now York, who Is
treasurer Of tho American Security Com
pany, tho Institution of which tho present
Comptroller, Trcnholm, Is to bo president
as soon as his successor is appointed. Tho
New York banks, howover, aro opposing
Sickles, and are likely to prevent his ap
pointment. N. Y. Sun.
Senator Slnnderson's Candlduto.
Senator Mandcrson, chairman of tho
Printing Committoc, to-day Introduced to
the President a- new candidate for Public,
'Printer, Ills namo Is ox-Reprcsentativo
Valentino of Nebraska, Thoro aro Only
tw elve or fifteen applicants ot prominence
as yet, but thero Is still tlmo to file applica
tions. Now York Herald.
Who Senator Stanford Wants. '
President Hllgardo of tho Agricultural
College of California Is tho-maa'-for Assist
ant Secretary of Agriculture. Ho Is highly
recommended by Senator Stanford and tho
California delegation in Congress, bat is
not a caudldato for tho place, and it Is not
known whether ho will accept. Tho Presi
dent has had more trouble filling this office
than an v-other, not that there Is a srnrcttv''
of applicants, but none of them seem to fill
thC; bill, anil sevoral gentlemen to Whom It
has-been tendered have found It impossible,
for one reason or anothor, to accept. Gov
ernor Furnas of Nebraska declined it bc
causo he prefers tho position bo has at
home. President Athcrton of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania declined it for a Blml-
lac reason, atad Professor Brewer of Yale,
who accepted, was compelled to withdraw
that acceptance at the instance of his phy
sician, who told blm that to undertake the
duty would cost him his life. Profcssof
Hligarde's namo was suggested by-Professor
Briwcr, and the suggestion Is highly in
dorsed by all tha scientific men in Wash
ington. Now York Sun.
The Supervising Architect.
'It is understood that a'cbange will bo
mado In the offlco of Supervising Architect
of ithe Treasury In a tow days. Secretary
Wjndom has tendered tho office to a load
ing architect ln'the West, aud is awaiting
his answer. Baltimore Sun,
JIEN'S rASHION NOTES.
Seal rings, tho seal being small, ore grow
ing In favor.
It Is evident now that the Ascot 'scarf'
has come to stay j
Fashionable bandkercbicf t ' rub largely
toward embroidered designs.! ' '
Night robes with flowers woven Into the
bosoms aiolu great demand,
Ono of tho newest fancies in rings Is made
of n gold 6r silver chain; knotted on top.
A now shade' in spring dcrbys'Is smttko
color. It Is an cxcecdlnglysott and deli
The fad of putting up collars and cuffs
In (half-dozen lots in fancy boxes Is ou the
Increase among outfitters.
In vests the notched collar Is still thefa-
ivorlto, although) extreme dressers aro
' aftbctlng' other styles in order to differ'
Tho fancy summer vesf brought outlast
season continues in good) form and prom
ise tto attain the zenith of Its popularity
during the coming summer.
Tho dead or unpolished finish on collars,
cuffs aud shirt fronts Is now considered the
proper caper. Highly glossed llnen.tls
looked upon as vulgar.
Some startling effects are 'to be seen
among tho recent importations ot hosiery.
A pronounced design Is in bottle-green-grounds
flecked with golden butterflies. '
As on accompaniment to flannel shirts,
which will ho the crazo next summer, four-in-hand
flannel scarfs are 'being manu
factured. Scarf and shirt should bo cut
from the same cloth.
Silk bats for' spring wear will display a
trifle moro curvature ln tho crown than
those worn during tho Winter. Tho Ira
ported London hat, however, Is as straight
as a Joint of stove-plpo.
Shoe merchants are laying by largo sup
plies of tan-colored shops, which were so
popular last Bummer, and which, from pres
ent Indications, will bo worn much moro ex
tensively next season.
The vest-sash will bo worn oxlens'lvely
next summer. Great quantities ot these
garments aro being Imported for tho trade,
and several domestic manufacturers are
busy making them,
Smoklng-Jackcts havo ceased to bo a lux
ury; thoy aro a necessity. Almost every
man who smokes an after-dinner cigar at
homo Is tha proud possessor ot a smoking
Jacket. The Imported article Is most sought
A cross-rib plquo ehlrt-bosoni, with a
rufile In the eontro, Is a novelty regarded
with high favor, Anothor conceit In this
line Is a corded bosom, tho cords bolng so
arranged as to resemble Irregular plaits. ,
Will the puff scaif hold Its owu next
summer)1 A prominent student ot tho
fashions Informed the writer that the puff
has had Its day as a stylish fad. The four-In-haud
Is moro Secure In tho affections of
gentlemen than over. ..
Thero will bo no diminution In tlio size ot
walking-sticks this season. Largo canes
arothorulo, although extreme sizes aro
seldom mado of heavy wood. Bucklmrn
handles continue popular, thoso partly
concealed from vlow by a thin deposit of
silver put ou In patches being In tha lead,
Softwoods, with enormous carved handles,
aro greatly admired by oxperlpucod dudes.
Now York World.
A llwiirrs Justice,
In a Justleo's court at Bristol, Conn,, the
other day a dwarf, fonr feet In height, was
tiled foi- an assault on a six-footer, weigh
ing 200 pounds. It appoarod In ovldonco
that tho llttlo fellow loaned tho big follow
somo fish lines, which wcro kept a yoar,
and then, lu rcsnonso to a suggestion for
their letniru, cotton twiuo with bent pin
hooks was sent lu their placo. The next
tlmo thoy met tho llttlo fellow gave the big
fellow what tho neighbors called a
"llckln'," aud tho fish lines came bac,k.
The defense was "provocation," aud the
Justice dismissed thd ease. Tho 'admiring
spectators promptly paid tho little fellow's
1'BAiib' Soap Is the most elegant toilet adi
Mrs. Henry Strong Is at Fortress
Upon her return from Now York, Mrs.
Palmer will visit Petersburg, Va , where
her father has largo landed Interests.
Mrs. Harrison Is confined to tho Homo
with a severe cold In tho hoad, supple
mented by a stilt neck, and receives no
ono but tho most Intimate friends.
Mrs. McKco aud Mrs. llusscll Harrison
cntcrtalnbd a number of friends yesterday
at luncheon. Among them wcro Mrs.
Buttcrworth, Mrs. O'Connell aud Mrs.
A tea was given last cvonlug by Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Barbour at their homo ou Ninth
street in honor of their friend, Mrs, A. E.
Welch, and her two sons, A. II. Welch and
joung Sam of Dansvillc, N. Y, Other
friends wore Mrs. L. II. Cochran, W, M,
Gait, Dr. and Mrs. Frank II. Watto of
this city. Mrs. Barbour was assisted by her
daughter, Mrs. Captalu McCartnoy, and
Miss Annto Barbour.
Senator Stockbrldgo of Michigan gilvo a
luncheon at his residence on M street to
day In honor of Mintstor Talmcrand his
wife, jvho will shortly leave for Madrid,
Spain. Courses wcro laid for fourteen
guests, and tho floral decorations by Small
were In keeping with tho occasion. It was
an enjoyable gathering, tho pleasure of
thoso present only being marred at tho
prospect ot the departure of tho popular
Ou account ot the gloomy weather ot
yesttnlay the apartments where tho series
of Garfield teas'' are being held was bril
liantly lighted by a hundred gas Jets and.
candles. It was, however) ono of tho most
charming entertainments yot given. At tor
tho tea was over tho rooms wcro cleared
and a concert concluded tho afternoon.
Mies Halllo English sang several songs and
was repeatedly encored and Mr. Hcrndon
Morscll's ballads were heartily applauded.
Mrs. Ilutlierfdrd, the hostess, charmed tho
largo audience by an cxqulslto rendition of
"Amilo Laurie' on tho harp.'of which sheJIs
a" charming mistress. Miss Allecn Bell also
played several uld Irish ballads ou tho In
strument With n finished touch. Mrs. Dr.
Prentiss will prcsldo over tho tables to-day
and will be assisted by Mrs. T. L. Tullock,
Mrs. Major Powoll, Mrs. Judgo Bcntley,
Mrs. Simon Wolf andtrs. Woods. Mrs.
Harrison sent flowers from tho White
House conservatories and Miss Katu Field
will recite & short monologue.
On St. Joseph's Day of every year tho
Llttlo Sisters of the Poor glvo au ontortaln
ment at the Homo for tha Aged. Yes
terday, notwithstanding tho Inclomont
Weather, the .fashionable world was out In
lull forco and a brilliant gathering met to
assist In doing tho honors ot tho occasion.
Among thoso-present were Madamo Bona
partb, son and daughter, Mrs. Senator
Stanford, Mrs. James F. Barbour, Mrs,
Lloutenant Irvin, Miss Lulu Johnson, the
Misses Biggs, Miss Patterson, Miss Mer
rick, Miss Brewster, Minlstqr Roustau, Mr.
Botnforo and Mr. Paul Johnson. After
dinner) the party adjourned to a large
roijm, and inspired by tho fiddling of an old
negro Inmate, Joined with the inmates In at
dance. White and black indescrtmlnatcly
Joined In the same set, nnd tho daughters ot
wealth and fashion touched elbows with
the children i of adversity and misfortune.
Mr. Paul Johnson distinguished himself by
dancing tho old Virginia reel with an old
aulity ot eighty years, and one of tho ladies
took as a partner an ancient unclo ot
ninety-five summers. Altogether tho oc
coslon was one of the- most unique ever
seen In Washington.
' I'KODIOIES AND FKEAKS.
Itobcrt WUkinsoof Easthampton has a
pet whale that follows him about wherever
he goes. i
A San Antonio boy, aged 3, can whistle
the Wsguor trlology backward in eighteen
minutes without notes.
There Is a ,horse In Connecticut with
eight legs that can walk 'twice as slow as
any other horse In the State. '
The two-months-old baby of Henry Wll
letts of Ansonla, N. J,, cau blow out a
match without any aid whatever from his
Mrs. James Brown Potter has a ball dress
that can reclto "Eugene Aram" better
than Henry Irving cau do it three times out
of pvo. p
j)tto von HcITcuberg of Berlin Is tho
latest rival to Hdffman. He is said to be
abio to play tho Chopin funeral march with
Henry Barkltis. has beep baggageman on1
thd Central for forty years and has novel'
ye smashed 'over five trunks in! a single
Willlam'H. Bacon ot Ocala, Fla., has an
orJnge grdvo'two'or1 three miles backoff
the town that yields fourteen barrels of ' to
matoes to the acre every year.
The most unlquespeclmcn of a freak that
has yet come toJ Our notice is llttlo Henry1
Williams of Norfolk, Va,, whd, though
now 3 years old, "has never yet ilono any
thing that Jils father could brag about.
CHOATE-i-Tuosday morning, Moron 10,
18bB, at 4 40 o'clock, Mrs Susannah Qluyus
Choate, In her 70th year, widow of W. C,
Chpato, and daughter of tho lato Solomon
Funeral service nt rosldenco, 310 Indiana
avenue, Thursday afternoon ata.io o'clock,
to which friends are Invited, lntormont pri
vate. TliUMBUM.. At 1 n. m Tuesday, Maroh
18, 1889, In Chicago, HI., of cancel of tho
stomach, Ann Jano Trumbull, wife ofT. 0.
Trumbull of tills olty.
Ifuncral from tho Pennsylvania Depot,
Sixth street, on Tliursdny morning, March 41,
on the arrival of tho oo a. m. train. Friends
ItOHII.-On tho nrnlng of March 10, 1830,
Mlrhaul W. Unbb, in tho 70th year of his ago.
Helatlvcs nnd fi lends aro respectfully In
vltrd to attend his funeral from his lato resi
dence, Noi 7(W Virginia avenuo southeast,
'1 hursday, tho SUst Inst,, at 3 o'elock p, m.
TH0It0N.-0n Sunday. Muroh 17, 18S9,
at Op. m after a short Illness, Charles Wei-ley-
1 hoinpatin, lu his IVBth j oar.
Fimuiil from his latq resliloneo, 82 1C street
northeast, ut 8 Suja m.. Thursday, March SI,
thence to bt, AIoj-slus' Ohuruli.vyhoro requiem
mass will bo eelobrated for tho roposo ot his
soul. Friends or tho family Invited to nt
tend. Cape May (N. 3 .) pnpcis please copy.
KEOAN.-On Tuesday, March 10, 1881, at 1
o'elock a. m.. Latltla J., dauglitei of William
and tho lato Ciithcilne regan.agut SI veins.
Funeral 1 hursday, the iilst Instant, at tl
o'clock p.m., from her lato residence, 3 D
street southwest, theneo to St. Domlnlu's
Church, vvhoro solemn requiem high mass
will bo celebrated. Interment at Mt. Ollvut,
iriends and relatives Invited to attend. The
young ladles' Sodality of St. Domlula's
Uiurih w ill attend the funoral, II. F. Logun,
II!LL,-On Tuesday, Maioh 10, 1889, James
T., bolovcd liu!iaud of Adilado Hill t hli
nsldeneo, 3J0 II Btieet suuthvvest, aged 8J
Not my own, but saved by Jesus,
Who redi emed mo bj Ills blood,
(lladly I accept tho messngo,
1 belong to Christ, tho Lord.
Ilv His FlUFNU,
llclatlvesand friends ol tho family aro re
spectfully Invited to attend tho ftmoinl, to
tuko plum from fsraol M, Ji Churoli, 'Ihurs
day, Miireli ill, at 8 o'cloek.
LEMON.-Ontho morning of Maroh 19, 1839,
luncrnlfiom tho rnsldonoo of her nlooo,
Mrs. O. U.lhonms, Kill wolfth street north
ea&t, lhursdnv, March (!l, at 2 o'ulockp, m.
T WILLIAM LEE
(Successor to Henry Leo's Sons),
3J2 l'ENN. AYENUE N. W,
Riant h office, 41)8 Maryland avo, s, w.
'moFenn,-ftve,n.jv .'between i4d und. J sts
a nuuaira ohani opkua jioohIj.
Every Evening nnd Saturday Motlnoo,
UngaEemcnt of America's Favorlto Comedian
HENRY B. DIXEY
Sopportod hy tho largost nnd bcstoriatilzed
tompany in this country, Ttlco & blxoy's
Mr Imrlcsnuo Co . comprising- Sixty Artlsti.
In tho entrancing- burloio.no dream, entitled
Wlth all Its RcncroTii wealth of novel attrac
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OVEll TWO THOUSAND NIBHT3.
Mr, plxcy sings at each performinco Mr.
lllco's prcut siScecsi, "It's English, You
Know," nnd "Tho Suscoptlblo Btatuctto."
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Every Evening, Wed. and Sat. Matinees
Week Beginning Monday, March IS.
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Friday and Saturday Evenings and
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Monday, March SS-NATUBAL OAS.
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Vi cek commencing March 18.
Matinees Tuos , Thurs. and Sat.
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Thrilling Situations; Startling" Tableaux, Sus
tained Interest, Human NatureAbsurd Comi
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Beautiful Women, Posing, Dancing, Minuets,
Matinees Mon., Tues , Thurs. and Sat.
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Afternoon at 2 Every Night at 8 O'clock.
Admission 10, 20 und 80 cents. -
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1500 Rhode Island Avenue-, Scott Circle,
THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH i. 1889.
Tickets to bo obtainable ns bclow:
Mrs. Tullock, 131 II st s o.
Mrs. Staples, Wlllard's Hotel,
Mrs. Burrows, 1408 II st.
Mrs. Dell, 1808 19th St.
Mrs-Hubbard, 1828 Conn, avo
Mrs. Motzorott, The Wpodmont.
Ford Thompson,- 804 17th st.
Mrs. Billings, 30&N st
Mrs. Hutbcrferd, 13li Corcoran St.
Mrs. Dolph, 8 Lafayette Square.
Mrs, Mooro, 1606 K St.
Miss Dawesrl414 K St.
, Mrs. Cockrell, 1518ltst.
' Mrs. Durnott,1770 Mass. avo.
Mrs. Audenrcld, 1027 Vt. ave.
Tickets for tha reoeptlon, admitting' two
and Including supperiiQ; season tickets, ad-i
mittlngtwo at any time during the oxhlbk-tlan,'(V
u h.hiiiv uuvk (hi vvvyviuu nuyev iuiu vtiu "
season ticket, S3; single entrance tloketa.
in tbowetkrSGo. -
Only a limited number ot reception ticket
Will be Issued.
Afternoon1' teas every afternoon from A to
6 served by-lady managers and young lady
STEAMER W. W. CORCORAN
Leaves 7th st wharf dally (exuept Sunday) for
, MOUNT VBRNON
At 10 o olook a. m : returning, reiohu Wash
Imitnn annul llIOp m
JROPOSAIH FOR SUPPLIES FOR TUB
JL rusTUWIUK IIGI'AUTMUNT AN1
WAsurNPTON, 1). 0., March K 1689.
I SEALED PROPOSALS will bo recelvod at
this Department until SATURDAY, THE 13TU
OP APRIL, im, at 12 o'clook noon, for fi
nishing wrapping paper, wrapping pnporfor
faclng-sllps, tvvlno.lettcrscnleH, post-marking-and
rating stamps, rubber stamps, eanoollnar
Ink, pads, paper, envelopes, rubber goods,
pens, ien holders, pencils, Inks, mnollago.
glass goods, rulers, lolders, articles of stool,
rubber erasers, books, typo writer supplloa
and miscellaneous stationery, In such quan
tities ot tho different nrtlelos, rosiiootlvoly,
and at tuoh times and from tlmu to tlmo, u
thoy may bo ordered, during tho fiscal year
beginning Julyl, 1889, and ending Juno 30,
lHik), for tho uso of any branch of tho depart
ment or postal service
Blanks for proposals, with specifications
glv lng detailed stutcment of the requirement
to bo met In respect to each article, and also
tho estimated quantities probably to bo re
quired of each, und dying full Instructions
as to tho munnt-r oLblddlng and conditions to
bo observed by bidders, will bo furnished on
application to tho Hupeilntomicnt of tho Di
vision of tho I'ostofllco Dopurtment, Washing
ton. II. V.
Iho l'ostmastcrOcncriil resorvos tho light
to reject any or nil bids, to waive tnohnloal
defeets, and to accept miy part of any bid,
and roll ct the other part.
SPFNCERIAN BUBINESH COt.LFOE, COR.
Jth and D ats. n. w. Founded 1801, Lo
cation central; commodious hills; appoint
ments compU to, Moro than Moon young men
and women bav o bet n trained for business In
thoSpcnccrhin Colli ges of America Day and
night sessions, 'nil t (on foo modorato. Flv
courosl lluslnoss Course, Shorthand and Typol
writing, Practical English, Spencor's Itapld
Writing, Iteadliu mid Orntmy, Dolsarto
method. Business men furnished with com
petent cmployi s. lllusti uted announcement
tree 8A1IA A, BI'LNOEH, Vloo 1'ilneipal.
HENRY 0. Hl'ENCLlt, LL. II , Principal.
milEBhltLlTZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES.
TERMS J1LQIN NOW.
SI 14th street northwest.
MISS BALCH'S CIVIL SERVICE IN8TI.
, TU1E AND BUSINESS SCHOOL, 120T
Wtli st. n, w. Open nil tho year. Pupils pro
paied fur all examinations.
T. VERNON SEMINARY. 1100, 1101, llCoi
1110 M St. and Il-W 11th st. Hoarding-
uiiu uujr oeuuoi ior young lames anu iiiiiaj
cnth year opens Wednesday, Ootober
ieptlouof boarding pupils; Ihursduy,
4, for reception of day pupils.
a, ior receptlo
eiciODe-r 4. ior rocontlun of dav nunll
MRS. E. J. SOMERS, Principal.
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