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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHTOTQtf, BL 0., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 189 G.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
SUNDAY, March 22. Secretary Olnoy received
a cable dispsksb from tlie United States Le
gation at Constantinople saying that tlio
British Ambassador there had been informed
in writing by Towfik Pasha that relief may
bo distributed freoly in tbe iuterior by Enc
lish and Araorioan acents, a raptnber of tho
Turkish Raticf Commission being present at
every distribution. Miss Clara Barton's
events art thus able, says the dispntch, to
distribute supplies directly with their own
bands to whomsoever they think proper.
Monday, March 23. Prof. Chas. E. Walcott,
Director of tlio United States Geolocical Sur
vey, submitted his report of the operations of
the survey during the season of 3895. It
6hovs that about 40,264 6quare miles wero
surveyed during: the period of seven months.
In Bhodo Ifcland a knowledge was obtained
of tbe probable dintribution of coal deposits
aud thoir valuo and dotcrminations relating
to clays, buildincstoncs,soils. etc. In Massa
schusotts tho economic results were the de
termination of the origin and distribution of
the Beckot gneiss, which is a fine building
stone, and a study of soapstonc. and kaolin
deposits. Other interesting points about the
rich deposits of tho different States are worth
Tuesday", MAbch 24. Members of tbe Senate
District Committee gave a hearing to a nuin
borof gentlemen upon the bill providinj: for
a special election in the District of Columbia
to determine whether the peoplo are in favor
of suffrage. Dr. Heyburn and Mr. E. M.
Blake spoke in favor of tbe bill. Senator
Faulkuor intimated to the Speaker that with
Bufl'rape in the District it wonld lie exceed
ingly difficult to securo from Congress as
liberal appropriations as aro now made.
This, however, did not dirninislnlieir oppo
sition to the present form of Government,
and they made strong pleas in favor of suf
fraco. The bulk of the citizens aro not in
favor of suffrage, anyway, aud it is not likely
that aiiythinc will be accomplished.
Wednesday, Match 25. Representative Cor
liss, of Michigan, submitted a favorable re
port on the resolution providing for the
election of Pcnators by a direct vote of tbe
people. ''Year after year," ill" report says,
"the pasapt of hucli an amendment to the
Constitution has been demanded by tho peo
ple, and the bitter experience of the present
year adds to tbe strength of tho argument
that tnere should be a chance in tiio mode of
electing Senators, making them more sensi
tive to tli demands of tbe people. Had the
people o! Kentucky enjoyed the rights euar
auteed by the prpoel amendment in the
election of last year, the disgrace to the Slate
and the humiliation of the Naiion by the
deploiable conduri of the recent Legislature
or that Statu would have been avoided."
TlWBSDAY, Majjch 2G. Flomiag Dubigner,
who is an avowed sound monev candidate for
tho United States Senate from Georgia, ar
rived bore to-day to consult Secretary Hoke
Smith and Judge Crisp and arrange a joint
debate on tho financial question. Mr. Crisp's
April dates aro pretty veil filled, but ho will
probably arrange witn Mr. Uubigtier for sev
eral meetings duriug thanionth of May. Mr.
Dubignor sav-, that Mr. Crisp .is under tbe
impression that the choice for Senator will
be declared at tno May primaries in the vari
ous Counties, and in that ovci.t llii-re will be
no occasion for further debate if, as be (Crisp)
anticipate?, the nomination will fall into his
lap. -Air. Dubigner prefers that tbe selection
should not be declared prior to the meeting
of the National Democratic Convention in
June. Jf the Chicago Convention hhould
adopt a free-silver platform, Mr. DoMguer
Bays he will not be a candidato for the Son
ate. If, on the other baud, tbe Couveution
adopts a snnd money platform, he will con
test every mch of ground in the State with
Mr. Crisp. Dennis F. Mutphy, who had
been oneof the reporters of the United States
Senate since ISIS, and tiio chief ol the official
rcportortal rorps tince 1873, dird to-night,
aged G2 year. He wasoneof the best-known
stenographic reporters m tho wuild, and the
accuracy and fidelity of his work was uevcr
questioned. His acquaintance with public
men KfcS very exteiihive, and with many of
them he held confidential relation".. In 167fi,
at tho unanimous request of the Electoral
('muniefeiou. he reported without any assisU
xttce tbe wirings of that body. For the last
three yt-ars Mr. Murphy has been an invalid.
Fci'DAY, Maucu 27. Tho Iiouso Com m it lee
on Public Iiuildtngs and Grounds voted to
make a laiorahtc mporloti a bill which Chair
man Mtiitken was instructed to prepare for
the puteli.se of a silo for the (iovernment
1'riuUitg Oilico. The location seiurted by the
comiuiueo i squaro 7S(. situated Iwtwcen
Finst mimI bucond 6 1 reels, and between E
hittuA wnd'GaiSulu Park southeast, known
as Ike Cat roll estate. J t frees Garfield Park,
and ciMitaius. a total of 135.000 feet. Tho
price ahked s $lo2,000. 1 be reasons that in-ilueiiut-d
the commitUiC wero uuinetous. It
is cwsy of arcKSS from the Capitol and Con
isrmmvtiul Library, the railroads aud tho
Gowriiuiuut Uoparimouts. The. situation is
audi that it will Imj an easy and inexpensive
msttG to ptovidu, by pueumalic tube, small
tunnel, or otticr device, for Ibu bpeedy aud
talc traiiMiiiUal of inesBacis, orders aud
pHokufju-S' iegartlicss of the stale of tho
wu&Uttir, betwt-uii three of tho greatest Gov
Sai'ukhay, Mai;gk 28. Gen. Grosvenor, of
OUui. submitted to the Iiouso the report of
the joint ciHumilieo ropresMitiug Congtcss
ifint iiarttetpntiil in the three darn' dedica
tory eiorcnos of tho Chickamauga aud
ChaUauooga Kational Park, in .September
Intt. The repot t says that the event proved
l be without precedent in the history of
wars, and one u hich would not be poifiible in
any other naliou than our own, for there
wore found gathered in enthusiastic comrade
hitip the id Oil distinguished surviving leaders
of both billed, and many thousands of the
rank and file of the once contending forces.
The pwrk itself was also found to be without
preuedenf. iwinj; an impartial recoiibtrucliou
of great b-Ullefiulds by the victorious side, in
which, in every icbpect, both great aud
email, tho utmost impartiality has b'cn oh
forved in matking lines-of-battle and in pre
serving Upon mouumentsaiid Uhluts tho ac
curate hibtoty of ovory organization engaged
upim the extended Holds which tho immense
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CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS.
Senator 1). B. Hill has discovered, which
many other Senators realized a good while ago,
t list it Ts safest mid plcasantcbt to let Senator
ClmndW atone. The waspish New Hampshire
tnau afwuys has his sting in working order.
It In expected that the bill to give Gon.
Mites tho nwk of Lieu tenant-General upon
lite rotinniieut itum the command of the Army
wJH be imported to the House with a favorable
recommendation this week, do&plto the oppo
sition which is &aid to be made to it by the
War Depart iijimiL
Uncle Joe Cannon, of Illinois, got away
with Kcpreientativo lloblnson, of Pcnusyl
tuhIm, lit wk. The Intlor had worked off
on him the old chestnut about his astonish
ment upou bis first visit to a heboouer, being
oxpretkcd, "Gosii! if the blamed thing ain't
"Yes," replied Cannon. "I "know that a
schooner's hollow aftor the gentleman from
Teunsvlvauia guts through with it."
An event quite out ol the usual run rippled
Masonic circle at Washington Jaj-t weok. It
was the utiferHng of the Master's Dgreo upon
a Chimuntm. tho fellow-craftsman who was
rained baing Air. M. Y. Chunu, Translator aud
Attache of the Chinese Legation,
During dobato on tlio Legislative Appropria
tion bill tho other day thero was much amuse
ment over tho item for Senators' clerks and for
tho Senate barbers. Mr. Pcffer objected to tho
latter item, saying it was a vicious abuse that
Senators "employed barbers to do their bar.
bcring at tho esponso of tho Government."
This brought forward Mr. Chandler with a
mock serious argument as to tlio injustice of
tho plea of Mr. Pcfler. whoso whiskers did not
need a barber, in seeking to incotnmodo Sena
tors who did need a barber. Mr. Chandler
created much amusement in describing the
skill necessary in handling a razor around a
Senator's face. Tho barber item was pre
served. By tho way, Senator PeflVr lately made a
prediction. It was that tho Kepnblicans will
sweep tho country in tho Autumn election.
Ho believes that the Populit party will poll
the second latgest number of votes, whilo the
Democrats will bo a bad third. IIo says tho
Populist propaganda-is bearing good icsults,
but that Populist success will not come until
1900. Mr. Peffcr has bad it postponed for a
The average Senator does not have such an
awfully leisurely time as some peoplo suppose.
Besides the work in committee that he is ex
pected to do, ho must bo within call of tho
bells announcing that a vote is to be taken in
the Sen?te. unless paired with someono of op
posite political faith. For the Senators whoso
committee-rooms open on tho corridor en
jcircling the Senate chamber this requirement
is not attended by any great inconvenience,
but only a small contingency aro so favored.
Senators who happen to bo engaged in committee-rooms
in the Mall by Building and in
tho terrace don't enjoy tho tramp to the Senate
in order to answer to their names when called.
But even in the case of a Senator who attends
closely on the business of the Senate, it is sel
dom Decenary for him to spend more than two
hours at his desk.
Much of a Senator's time is taken up in at
tendance on callers. Nearly everyono who
comes to Washington on a sight-seeing journey
wants to meet the Senators from his Stale, es
pecially if the visitor is of the same political
paitj' as tho member of the Upper House.
There is a standing rule that Senators do not
receive cards between 12 and 2 o'clock, and
visitors wait until the latter hour before an
nouncing their presence, and then aro invited
into tho Marble Boom. Some of the popular
Senators find that the reception of visitors who
merely call to pay their respepts is an import
ant part of their daily labor.
Frequently tho greatest part of a Fonator's
work is done in the evening, when the Senator
and his Privato Secretary get together, and
cither dispose of the accumulated mail or pro
pare a speech. It is a fortunate Senator who
knows ibu valuo of an efiicient Secretary and
is able to find one for they are not abundant
and is wise- enough to intrust such a one with
responsibilities. It is tho Senator who thinks
he must dictate his letters and must open and
read them all who is weighted down with rou
tine and non-productivo work. Those who
have capable Secretaries rely on them.
The biggest bouquet ever seen in a hall of
Congress was that presented to Senator Black
burn, after the exciting and fruitless Senatorial
contest before the Kentucky Legislature. On
tho Senator's desk was tho most mammoth
and elaborato floral design over brought to the
Senate, rising 12 feet from the floor and over
hanging the desks of Senators Walthall and
Vest on either side. Tho main design repre
sented the coat of arms of IContncky, with two
huge dolls clasping hands as tho central figures,
around which wero worked the State motto:
"United wo stand, divided we fall." Above
this was a large horseshoe of roses, while below
and around were ercat sheaves of oak leaves
and lily of the valley. Tho whole was lopped
with widc-spresding brandies of American
Deauty roses. The tribute camo from Mr.
Blackburn's Senatorial associates.
It turns out that Admiral Bunco's Noith At
lantic squadron has been kept very closely in
band all Winter. The ships wero prepared for
extended cruises, and everything was in readi
ness for immediate departure. The usual Win
ter cruiee to the Carribcan Sea was given up
for f'-ar of possible offense to Great Britain,
but the men and ofliccra were kept very close to
their ships all the time.
There is a little fun in theSenatcover tho ap
pearance of Senator Gorman as a Civil Service
reformer. It came about during tlio discussion
of the Legislative, Diplomatic, and Consular
Appropriation bill. The Secretary of Stato
v.auted mi appropriation fora Bureau of Sta
tistics, and Senator Gorman, whilo favoring it,
moved that all tho employees be put under the
Civil Service. His idea was to give the Admin
istration a little dose of its onu medicine.
CELFBRATI KG LEE'S SURRENDER.
Tin olsl anniversary of Lee's surrender Is to
bo celebrated in this city by a reception in
honor of the S3 ex-soldiers aud sailors in Cou
gicts at Grand Army Hall, April 9. The cele
bration wilt he uudor the auspices of the De
partment of the Potomac.
A collation will bo served and speeches will
be made- by veterans who wero at Appouiatlux,
detailing ibu events of that memorable day, of
which l hey wore eyo witnesses. Among tho
speakers will bo Gen. E. W. Whittaker, who
was Cutter's Chief of Staff; and received tho
flag of truce, and Mj. S. It. Strattau, who was
ibeu Adjutant of tho Jlth Pu. Cav, and whoso
regiment was the firtt to open liroou the morn
ing of the 9th of April.
The inspiring hattesnngs which need toptir
(he soul of the soldier whilc'foHowing the flag
will be sung over again, ami this fcaturu will
add much to the pleasuio of the occasion.
All of tbe officers of the House, with but ono
or Uvo exceptions, are members of the G.A.U.
SjKiiker Heed, who will be among tho honored
guests of the evening, was a Paymaster in tho
nav3 during the war. Chaplain Cuuden lost
his eyesight nt the battle of Y;cksburg. Clerk
McDowell was a Sergeant in a Pennsylvania
regiment. Scrgcant-at-Arms Russell was a
Captain in the 3d Miis. ('apt. Reed, Superin
tendent Folding Room, was in the 2d Minn.,
aud Postmaster McElroy was a Captain in tho
MORE FRAUD ORDERS ISSUED.
PtWlmabter-Geueral Wilson has. losued an
other lottery order against tho American
Cujiai Investment Company, at Trinidad,
Colo., Harry D.tvis and E. J. llolmo?, agents.
Tho establishment has operated in various
cities in tho country. Fraud orders have tn
iucid against Charles Zoorh & Co., of Gales
burg; tlio Eigle Maitniacluriug Company, and
Manager Haliucr, at Niw York, aud Philip M.
Archer, at New Oilcaur. Tho Irfjt uemed Is
Huirged with keeping money forwurded tu
him at lacu-liacks for betting.
VETERANS IN. COMPRESS.
Senators ami Representatives "Who Ilolpcd
ITIcht Thoir Country's Battles.
Tho following is tho list takon.frora tlio Con
gressional .Directory of the Seuators and Repre
sentatives who served in tho army or navy
during tho war of tbo rebellion:
E. 0. Wolcott, Colo., 150th Ohio.
J. R. ITawley, Conn., Brig.-Gcn.
John M. Palmer, 115., Maj.-Gen.
W. A. Peflor, Kan., 83d 111.. R- Q- M.
J. a Burrows. Mich., 17th Mich., Capfc.
a K. Davis, Minn., 23th Wis., Lieut.
Knuto Nelson, Minn., 4th Wis., privato.
W. V. Allen, Neb., 32d Iowa.
Wo. J. Scwcll, N. J., Maj.-Gen.
C S. Brice, Ohio, ISOth Ohio, Capt.
M. S. Quay, Pa., 131th Pa., Liout.-Col.
Rodfield Proctor, Vr.. 15th Vt Colonel.
W. C, Squire. Wash., 19th N. Y., etc.. Colonel.
W. F. Vilas. Wis., 23d Wi. Lieut.-Col.
.T. L. Mitcholl, Wis., 21th Wis.
F. E. Warren, Wyo., 49th Mass.
E. F. Loud, Gil., 2d Mass. Cav.
W. W. Bower, Cal., 1st Wis. Cav.
Georgo 13. White, 111., STth Mass., privato.
V. Warner, HI., 20th III., privato to Brevet
B. F. Marsh, III., 2d 111. Car., Colonel.
X A. Connolly, 111.. 123d Ill Lieut.-CoI.
O. Burrell, 111., 1st III. Cav., Capt.
.7. A. Hatch, Ind.-ToGtb 111.. Surg.
Georgo W. Steele, Iud., 12th aud 101st Iud.,
J. D. Leighty, Tnd., IHh Intl., Lieut.
D. B. Henderson, Iowa, 12th Iowa, Lieut.
J. F. Laccy, Iowa, 3d Iowa, Lieut.
John A. T. Hull. Towa, 23d Iowa, Liout.
W. P. Hepburn, Iowa, 2d Iowa Cav., Colonel.
George D. Perkins. Iowa. 31st Iowa.
If. W. Blue, Kan., 3d W. Va., Capt.
Case Broderick, Kan., 2d Kan. battery.
W. A. Caldorhead, Kan., 126th Ohio.
W. G. Hunter, Ky., Surg.
Walter Evans, Kv., Kv.
T. B. Reed, Me., Pavniastcr, U. S. N.
C. A. Bon telle, Me., Master, U. S. N.
W. F. Draper, Mass., Brig.-Gcn.
E. A. Morse, Mns., 4th Mas., private
Georgo Spalding. Mich., Brig.-Gcn.
Alfred Milncs, Mich., 17th Mich.
H. F. Thomas, Mich., 7th Mich. Cav., Lieut.
R. F. Bishop, Mich., 43d N. Y., privnto.
John Avery, Mich., 21st Mich., Surg.
A. It. Kiofcr, Minn., 2d Minn., Capt.
Chas. N. Clark, Mo.. 3d 111. Cav.
Geo. E. Crowthcr, Mo.
P. A. Van Horn, Mo., Colonel.
J. P. Traecy, Mo., hi. S. M., Colonol
Chas. C. Burton, Mo., 19th Ohio.
J. B.Strade, Nob., 50th III.
J. J. Gardner, T. J., Rtb 2sT. J.
& F. Howell, X. J., 12th N. J.
A. J. Cummings, N. Y., 2Gth N. J., Sergcant-Major.
11. G. Shannon. N. Y.
P-.lJ.Low, N. Y.. TJ.S.N.
N. M.-CurtK N. Y., Bri?.-Gen.
Geo. W. Ray. N. Y.. 90th N. Y.
T. L. Poole, N. Y., 122d N. Y.
Chas. W. Gilley, N. Y.,86th N. Y., Adj't.
J as. W. Wadswortb, N. Y.. Aid-de-Camp.
T. B. do Wilt, Ohio, 4Gth and 121st Ohio.
Geo. W. Hnlick, Ohio, 22d Ohio, Capt.
Geo. W. Wilson, Ohio, 94th Ohio, Capt.
L. M. Strong, Ohio, 49th Ohio. Colonel.
L. J. Fcutoti, Ohio, 91st Ohio.
C. H. Grosvenor, Ohio, 18th Ohio, TJrig.-Gen.
L. Danford, Ohio, 15th Ohio. Capt.
A. S. McClure, Ohio, IGth Ohio. Capt.
H. H. Uingham, Pa., 140th Pa., Uvt. Brig.
Gcn. M. Brosiu, Pa., 97th Pa.
Chas. 2. Brum, Pa., 7GtbPa., Capt.
E. M. Woomor, Pa.. 93d Pa.
T. M. Muuoii, Pa., 12Gth Pa. and 21st Pa.
Jas. A. Stable. Pa., 87th Pa., LieuL-CoI.
.7. D. Hicks, Pa.. Pa.
W. A. Stone, Pa., 187th Pa., Lieut.
J. A. Pickler, S. D..31 Iowa Cav., Capt.
W. W. Grout, Vt.. loth Vf Lieut.-Col.
W. II. Doolittle. Wash.. 9th Wis. battery.
S.C. Hyde, Wash., 17th Wis.
li. R. Doveiibr. W. Va., W. Va,, Capt.
Jas. II. Huling, W. Va., Pa. Cav.
S. A. Cook. VK. 2d Wis. Cav.
31. Griffin, Wis., 12th Wis. Cav., Capt.
E. S. Minor, Wis.. 2d Wis Cav., Lieut.
J. J. Jcukins, Wis., 6th Wis.
THE NICARAGUA CANAL.
Ex-Senator "Warner Miller ."Wakes an Ex
haustive Stutcuiuut before tlio Iiouso Com
mittee on Commerce.
Ex-Senator Warner Miller, President of tho
Nicaragua Canal Company, appeared beforo the
Honso Committee on Commerce lat week, and
made a full statement. Ho said that his com
pany had never lobbied for a grant, and had
never appeared beforo any committee except
when tho committee requested it. The Gov
ernment ha I done the company an injustice,
because it had interfered in tho project, and
in ado it impossible for tho company to raise
the money it wanted clsewhero. He was in
favor of having the canal constructed by Amer
ican capital, and kept under American control ;
but ho was a business man, and if he could not
get tho money ho wanted at home he would
seek it abroad. The appointment of the Canal
Commission by Congress was principally for
the purpose of deJayiuir the enterprise. It
lacked engineering attainment?. At tho same
time, its report was not unfavorable. It had
called in question some of tho company's plans,
and had placed the cost greatly in advance of
the company', but had admitted that its data
was insuilicient for nu accurate report. It had
found, as every engineer, great or small, bad
been obliged to find, that tho work was feasi
ble, and that tho loute chosen was tho only
possible one across the isthmus.
Ho criticised the recommendations of the
commission that tlio cntinl should bo widened
in tho river from 125 to 150 feet, and in tbo
lake from 150 to 300 feet, asserting that tho
original plans wero for a wider canal than the
Suez, Kiel, or .Manchester Ship Canal. Tho
only object of such a recommendation could bo
to increase the cost.
Mr. Miller's idea was that the Government
should guarantee bonds to tho amount of
$100,000,000 at 3 per rent., which would neces
sitate an annual expenditure of $3,000,000 for
interest. About 1.000,000 a year would bo
needed for maintenance and improvements,
about tho cost of maintaining tho Suez Canal,
and the remainder of the teceipts would bo
put into a sinking fund for paying oil' tho
bonded dubt. Tho Government, declared Mr.
Miller, by this arrangement, would pay noth
ing for tho canal, and have some $70,000,000
of stock left.
Tho company felt that tbe time had como
A VETERAN'S STORY.
"Several years ago, while in Fort
Snelling, Minn., L caught a severo
cold, attended with a terrible cough,
that aliowed me no rest day or
night. The doctors after exhaust
ing their remedies, pronounced my
case hopeless, say
ing they could do no
more for me. At
this time-a, bottle of
Cherry Pectoral was
fient to me bv a
'f me to lake it, which
1 did, and soon after 1 was greatly
relieved, and in a short time was
completely cured. I have never had
much of a cough since that time,
and T firmly believe Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral saved my life." W. IT.
Ward, 8 Quiinby A v., Lowell, Mass.
Highest Awards at Yorld's Fair.
AVER'S PILLS cure Indigestion and lleadaciis
"Sitcf My Life"
li W !FO fWi isv
wlion tho Government oitlicr should tnko tho
work or givo notice to tho world that ifcin
teuded to do nothing, so thnl tho promoters
would havo n clear" fiuld to work with other
Govornmonts or capitalists. If Congress do
cided to drop tho project, Mr. Miller said, ho
would turn to tho American peoplo to invest
in tho company, and. if that appeal failed, ho
would turn tho work over to' soma ono elso
and retire defeated.
DEATH OF GEN. CASEY.
Brig'Gen. Thoma3 Lincoln Casoj', United
States Army (rolircd), for many years Chief of
Englneors of tho Army, and widely known to
engineers and scientists in this country and in
Europe, died suddenly at his homo in this city
March 23 after an illness of only about three
hours. The cause 6f death is supposed to havo
boon apoplozy. Gen. Casey's death will bo an
especial loss to tho now Congressional Library
building, of which bo bad direct chargo and
with which ho has boon identified almost sinco
its incaptiou. Tho work was placed under him
as Chief of Engineers in 1S38, when no work
had been done beyond tho foundation.
The General was born in 1S31. Ho gradu
ated in 1S52 from West Point. IIo was ordered
in 1SG1 to duty ns Superintending Engineer of
tho permanent defenses and iield fortifications
upon the coast of Maine. Jn 1SG1 ho was on
special duty with tho North Atlantic Squadron
in the first expedition against Fort Fisher.
Having passed through tho grades of Lieuten
ant and Captain and reached that of Major, ho
was brevettcd in March, 18G5, Lieutcuaiit-Col-
ouel and Colonol for faithful and meritorious
services during the war.
While assistant to tho Chief of Engineers, in
the Summer of 137'J, he was sent to Enropo on
professional service. Ho was commissioned
Lieutenant-Colonel in 1S7-1. Later he served
as Superintending Engineer of Public Build
ings and Grounds and certain public works in
tho District of Columbia. Ho was placed in
charge of tho Potomac Aqueduct, and to him
was committed tho completion of tho State,
War and Navy Department building, of the
Washington National Monument, tho construc
tion of tho Medical Museum and Library, tho
erection of tho monument over the gravo of
President Jefferson, tho ono at Washington's
Ilcadquartors in Ncwburgh, N. Y., tho ono to
mark tho birthplaco of Washington, and tho
Garfield statuo and pedestal. Ho was ap
pointed Brigadier-General and Chief of Engi
ucors in 1883.
An Asthma Curo nt Last.
Medical science at last reports a posilivo euro
for Asthma in tho remarkablo Kola pi not, a
new botanical discovery found on tho Congo
Eiver, West Africa. Its cures aro really mar
velous. Rov. J. L. Combs, of Martinsburg, W.
Va., writes that it cured him of Asthma of fifty
years' standing, and Hon. L. O. Cluto, of Gree
ley, Iowa, testifies that for three years ho had
to sleep propped up in a chair, being unablo to
Ho down night or day from Asthma. Tho
Kola Plant cured him at once. To mako the
matter sure, these aud hundreds of othor cures
are sworn to under oath beforo a notary public.
So great is their faith in its wonderful curative
powers, tho Kola Importing Co., 11GI Broadway.
New York, is sending out largo trial cases of
tho Kola Compound frco to all sufibrors from
Asthma. Send them your naiiio aud address
on a postal card, and thoy will send you a largo
trial case by mail free. It costs you nothing,
and you should surely try it.
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In golden shoon across the laud,
With airy grace alio trips;
A snow white lily in her hand,
A song upon her Hpa.
As lithe and lissom ns a reed,
A sylph of joy she goes,
Antl scatters o'er the twinkling- meat
Tho violet and the roie.
All woo hor in her bcautyhood,
A melody, n drenm,
Whoio passing haunts tho purplo wood,
And charniB tho crystal stream.
With lavish hnnds her blossoms raro
Doth she about her fling.
And flow'ora rlpplo lit her hair
She's silver-vcitur'd Spring-.
R. K. JL, in Truth.
Wo give this week an illustration of a fa
vorito stylo for a bicyclo snit. Thero is a de
cided preference for a clo3c-fitting jacket ami
a skirt, trim over tho bip3 as shown. Tho
jacket is so mailo that it may bo worn open
with shirt-waists for warm weather, or may bo
worn buttoned over a dark waistcoat as shown
in tho cut. A prim, straight, starched whito
collar 13 chosen to accompany this costume,
and it has a pretty effect. Tho bat is of a soft
Alpino shape, with a bright-red quill stuck in
tho band. Tho costume is of black and brown
mixed goods, tho hat of brown with a black
band, tho waistcoat of very dark brown, and
tho leggings dark-brown. Ajvise woman wears
dark leggings and shoes, a scant skirt, and
heavy gloves. Tho gray and tan-colored leg
ginga, unless made of tho finest and most ex
pensive suede, aro clumsy. High boots of
leather, or of cloth with leather fosings and
facings, aro quito as well liked a3 tho leggings,
and they are usually neater in fit. Tho scant
skirt is moro graceful on tho wheel than any
ballooning, whirling fullness would be. Tho
skirt is short enough to allow perfect freedom
in mounting anil dismounting. Heavy, I0030
gloves aro the best, becauso they protect tho
hands perfectly, but still allow them freedom
for every movoment.
Tho Norfolk jickcts look well with the plain
short skirts, and aro often niado for bicyclo
A Western mother says: "I always let my
daughters havo thoir way about tho lamp
shades and doylies, and I fiud that they are not
in so much of a hurry to get married as they
would bo if they could not attend to theso
matters. Most girls aro impatient to havo a
place where they can decido upon tho arrange
ment of tho littlo things, so I mako that place
Occasionally we seo a woman wearing a dark
waist with a light skirt, and sometimes it i3
a pretty combination. It 13 whispered that it
is a profitable schemo for short women to mako
themselves look taller.
Poko bonnets aro threatened for this year, as
thoy havo been for every season, and yet they
Thero is a lull before tho New York Stato
Legislature which levies a tax of 25 per cent,
upon tho doweries of ail women marrying for
eigners. Tho money thus secured is to bo de
voted to training schools for young women and
for homes for destitute old women.
Somo of the gossip about tho Empress of Aus
tria lias it that she takes a "constitutional"
every day, walking 12 miles with a groom
stalking along after hor reading Homor iu
Greek aloud to her.
It was a French scientist who declared that
much of tho nervous trouble that the women
of to-day havo hi duo to piano practico; that
girls under 12, or bettor under 10, should not
be compelled to long hours of practico on any
Tho latest bulletins annonnco slcovo3 and
skirts aro diminishing a trifle.
Tan color promises to be tho mo3t favorod for
Spring aud Summer. Gloves and parasols aro
mado to match the daintiest shades of grass
linen, tweed, and novelty cloths.
A pongco parasol with a natural wood han
dle is a fashionable and also serviceablo stylo
for Iho coming seasons.
Whito silk parasols covered with flowered
organdy and decorated with rufllc3 of tho samo
aro dainty and suggest possibilities in making
over an old sunshado.
It is timo to consider the planting of sweet
poa seeds. Thoy need roots deep down in tho
earth, that they may thrivo during tho hot
mouths. In this climate the middlo of March
is none too soon for them. Farthor nortlj, of
course, ono must wait until tho frost is well out
of tho ground.
A man who was asked what bo know about
tbo coming styles, answered promptly: "Thoy
aro going to wear poko bonnets, blazers, and
Now is tho season of salads lettuco and
cress especially. For tho French dressing use
three tablespoon Tula of oil to ono of vinegar,
a saltspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper; a
pinch of mustard put in with tho salt will
givo a littlo sting to it. Mnko tho dressing at
When Baby was 6ick, wo gave her Castorla.
When sho was a Child, she cried for Castorla.
When she became Miss, sho clung to Castorla,
When sho had Children, sho gave them Castorla,
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!inre to I btnn.k Tor It to-tljir plrne. l.enu m ir
tii,)H theoidr-t .'!. I I uv rrti;N.-n ' " ho
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tho table. First stir the salt and pepper and
vinegar together, then add tho oil and stir it in
J until it is woll mixed. Pour this over the
leaves, and turn and tos3 them so 03 to coat
each ono with tho dressing. It is a pretty
task to mako tbo dressing at tbo table; havo
tho oil and viuogar in cruets, tho salt in a littlo
dish with its tiny spoon, and a tablespoon and
fork preferably of wood. There is moro than
ono way to go about mixing tho dressing; somo
ladies put tho salt and popper in tho table
spoon, pour in tho vinegar, stir it in tho spoon
with tho fork, pour thi3 over tho Iottuce, and
thou pour tho spoonful of oil over, and after
ward tos3 tho leaves np, Somo mako tho
dressing in a small bowl, and stir tho oil and
vinegar together beforo putting it on tho
leave. An important point in good salads U
to havo tho leaves well dried. Shaking and
patting thcra in a cheesecloth towol is tho best
method, though they may be drained off and
shaken almost dry.
Now is It contrition,
That keeps her devoted head bsnf 1
Or it It confession
Of wicked transgression ?
Oh.no! 'Tia tho advent of Lent.
For feeling compunction
Is Knsliion'9 pet function.
At about thi samo timo every yoars
Tbo lime for reflection
And for tho collection
Of Eastor gowns soon to appear.
Every Lenten season tbo young poets writa
off bit3 of vorso qnizzing tho fair, fashionable
maidens for their devotions which are genorally
bolioved to bo only halfway. This ono has such
clever rhymes wo copy it, although, of course,
it is not true.
Elsie Posieboy McElkoy.
McKinley has swept Virginia.
Speaker Reed's Presidential boom was given
a splendid send-off by tho Massachusetts Ee
It la said that if McKinley b.e nominated that
Cyrus Leland, Chairman of tho Kansas Re
publican Committee, will be selected to manage
New Hampshire will follow tho-other New
England Statc3 in being solid for Reed.
Gen. C. H. Grosvenor's tabulation at tho end
of last week gavo McKinley 255 votes.
Thero is a break in tho solidity of the Mc
Kinley ranks iu Ohio by tho defection of tho
Columbu3 Dispatch, which comes out rather
mildly against the Major. If is supposed to bo
a result of tho U;;ht between tho McKinley and
Foraker forces over tho Stato patronage.
Tho "McKinley men aro making inroads into
the Quay ranks iu Pennsylvania. It is claimed
that in the Allegany County Convention tho
result was Quay, 11 ; anti Quay, lb'.
Representative Amos Cummings say3 that
NewYork Democrats will present neither Hill
iiorWhitnoy to Iho Chicago Convention. Thoy
would be glad to do it if either would allow it.
Now York will probably join with Illinois and
Missouri in a solid support of Morrison.
It is said to bo tho consuming ambition of
Tom Piatt's lifo to beSecretaryof theTreaanry,
and ho was bitterly disappointed in not receiv
ing tho place from Harrison. Ho 13 a man of
high abilities in many directions, and 13 un
equaled in raising money for political purposes.
None- of this a lay 3 in hi3 hands, and everyono
who knows him is sure that ho always spends
much moro than ho recoive3.
It is pointed out that Quay, Piatt, Clark3on
and others worked just as hard against Harri
son's rd-uotninatiou iu 1892 as they aro now
working against McKinley's nomination.
Ex-Secretary Chas. Foster says that McKin
ley will bo nominated by acclamation.
J. P. St. John says that the Prohibition party
is as badly divided on the financial question a3
tha old parties, and both sides aro determinod
to forco an isstto upon this. It has 270,000
votes, and unless it declares for Free Coinage it
will loso at least 100,000 votes in the West. J.
G. Woolcy, J. B. Cranfill, Joshua Levering, H.
B. Metcalf and other leaders, favor ignoring
tho financial issuo, and clinging closely to tho
one question of Prohibition. Tho Prohibition
papers are as badly divided as the leaders.
It 13 reported that Gen. Harrison baa roplicd
to urgent letters from Indianians to accept the
nomination, "being drafted and volunteering
aro two different matters."
Writs havo been issued for special elections
to fill tho vacancies in tho Kentucky Senate.
This is taken as on indication that an extra
session of tho Legislature will bo called, which
will elect a successor to Senator Blackbnrn.
Gov. Bradley, of Kontncky, announces him
self as strongly for a gold standard, reasonable
protection, and tho Monroo Doctrine.
Tho McKinloy boom in NewYork waslanched
in fine shapo last weok by a monster meeting at
Cooper Union, over which Gen. Wager Swayno
The South Dakota Eepnblican Convention
camo out squarely for McKinley and sound
money. Senator Pettigrew wiu called upon to
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