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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHJSMON, Bl 0., THURSDAY APRIL IG, 1896.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
Sun'oav, Maticii 5. It was announce! tliat
Clinplaiu F-otlcrick F. Sherman, for some
ycnis a tnomher or tlic Episcopal Church,
iresijtuu'l from thcNhvyon SkI unlay iiml wns
received Into tlic Catholic Chinch hy the
Jesuit Fathers of Georgetown OoHejtc, in this
city. JIo whs ronfnmui) at St. Aloysnis
Ohiiicli ly Cardinal Salnlli. Air. fchcrtiiHii
ismtirriiH?, ami is a boh of Jufljjo Sherman,
of the tjijicrior Court of Massachusetts. He
was for wine time aboard tho cruiser Chi
cago, on the European station, hut for about
a year had hcuis Chaplain of tho uaval traiu
iiiu station at KowpotU II. I. He came here
on Tuesday rinl v-iit into retreat at Geoipc
towt! oiiife. ttitd after examination Ills it
cepuoii tMtw the Cth.ilic Chinch followed.
UoniDav. Aim: ir.fi V.r. Terrell, United Stale?
MtitiMei at Uotisiniitiuopl-, arrived in Wash
ington IhsI niphl, and to-day 1 snorted his ar
rival at the StHtc Department. Ho had a
letm interview with ssistantSccrelary Adee.
who has been specialty ehutped with the eon
duet of the branch of the diplomatic work of
tho Dipnitmcnt inclmhuK Turkey, and dr
fiurilied lo him the conditions existing in
Turkey when lie left the country. Later
he saw Seeictnry Olney for a short time. A
fuller exchange of views bet ween them was
IcTt to ftirthor interviews. Mr. Terrell wnuld
not say whether lie lutcuded to return to
roiiSDAY, Arlttr. 7. United States Consul
Don us at Amsterdam writes to thcSeerelaiy
of State rrqucsliuu that tho people of tho
Unitul States be warned anew against tho
perfect folty of spending timo or money to
ward tho collection of what are known as
"old Dutch estates." "For tho past tluco
months," fays the Consul, " inquiries on this
Biihjccl arc bo numerous as to almost baffle re
plies and threaten to interfere seriously with
tho tcjiular busness of the ofnee. Tlio 'Au
nekc Jims' estate, the 'Croukheit' estate,
tho 'Van Cot' estate, hic some of tho fatiey
titles fin ppofied to represent millions actually
represent in; nothing. Tlieso estates do not
cslt. They are myths, will-o'-the-wisps,
fake-. Tho 'Bank ol Holland,' m which tho
'unehifcued millions' are alleged lo be de
posited, does not exist. Careful investiga
tion induces the belief that these estates
originated in the 1 rain of some rascally
speculator or speculators."
Wbikchsiiay, Atkii. 8. Four contested elec
tion cscs wuic decided by House Elections
CommitSco No. 3. In only ouo case was the
report adverse lo a member now holding tho
seat, that of Murray against Eliot, from the
First South Carolina, which is favorable to
Murray. The other cases were: .lohnsou
agaiiibt Stokes, Seventh South Caioiinn, in
favor ol Stokes; Jvcarby atainst Abliolt, Fifth
Texas in favor of Abbott; Rat cliff against
Williams, Fifth Mississippi, in favor ot Wil
liams. In tho lafct case the contestant did
not make uu appearance, and minority rt
po'rts will be tied in ail the others.
Thuiisdav.Apbil!). Pi evident Palmn, of tho
Cuban delegation in the United States, tuado
public a letter i eceived from Gen. Gomez, tho
insurgent leader, regarding war conditions
on tho island. He er.ys: "Tho war con
tinues more active and bard on account of
the fcVice character which Gen. Weyler has
'given to it. Our wounded arc followed at.d
absa'SH.ated ciuoHy. He who has the mis
fortune io Tajl into the hands of the Spanish
troops j-vrishes without fail. The peaceful
coimwy people only find death and dis-
. Iiouo. We have a gtcat military advantage
over 'Hie my in tho incapacity of the ma
jority of Weyler's General". '1 ho false lli
clnl r'i'O'ls f nipposed victories with which
they ynical:y pretend to deceive ihem
Eclve, ilicir Govcrumciit, and the world,
contribute to the speedy ttiumph of tho
revolution. No human work which has for
its 1 falseness or infamy can Le either
firm or ltiii."
FlMUAV, Ari.il, 10. A case of fraudulent
rorheii'.:iiii'!t6 to the Pension Office, in
which an old roldier was concerned, but not
he the criuiim.l. was tried in court to-day.
WMiiiMt Colbert made application on Dec.
!l. l"'Ji, for ension, impiMouating one Wil
liam H. Johnson, and claiuiiuc to-have cti
ltelvtd in the Autumn of 3S63, in Co. A,
1st D. C. C. T. He represented himself as
unable to perform manual labor because he
hiWl lost the usa of bis left eye from a cut on
the c oek by u saber, and had iheumatism,
iiouiwUmh, and other t hinge. Matters went
f niMi.ltly 'Mtrtugh until the runl Johnson also
tirade rpnlicalion, when the falf-c pensioner
wablr4(! njt kimI gathered into the meshes
of the Ihw. Jt did not take u jury long lo
Hurl him guilty to-day.
Satukiiav. Ai'itiL 11. It was stated today
tml CaiMKi.a has consented to take chargo of
the Cue Indians, and the roetit outlook s
that uli Ciena in the United States will bo
Afpurtcaf within tho nest few weeks. Gov.
lMdsit6 has icieived a loiter fiom A. T.
'Jrih:ri. Commibstoiier of Jitdinti Affairs for
th KrUiwvfetcrti TernJorio of the Domin
ion ot CNi!uda, slating that his Govern men t
wm wHIfoig to lake charge of all Crcc In
dian. tMjUcstiug that lite pwibo be delivered
lo Win im later than May 1. Gov. IZickxrds
cut Ttwtfiei-l's coinistmiicntion to Secretary
Hiey with the request tlmt he accept the
CtiiHtdiaii GoYi-riimuut proposition.
CVPT OP THB CORRIDORS.
BvtMfUtr Afieu has introduced a bill providing
for tlw icstoratSou of the names of widows of
toMMure lo the pension-rolls after the death of
l1c4r seeond btibbandi?, who by reason of--sec-on4
itHwrrlac have becu dtoppud from the pen-bio-io!lis.
Sontr W. V. AHon hist week wrolo a letter
to'Qov. Ilolcomn, of Nebraska, declining to bo
u omt4i4ntc on the Populist tickot fur Prcsi
OoiiUal honors. He explained that others in
the 'prty deserved the recognition, and his
bustauK would not permit of such an arrange
moirt. J n Kcbracka it bus been generally uu
dotsloo that Ailou was a Presidculial candi
date. JDlio irwMtical gossips wore much excited last
week by tho arrival of Wfliiam a Whitney,
llttilwdt many visitors during the day, includ
ing Serotry Carlisle, Senator Smith and
otlium. To all of them Mr. Whitney has stated,
e they fir, that his visit to Washington at
lhfaitime mi due to the fact that he is suffering
from a bronchial trouble aud came to Washing
ton for the benefit of tho moro salubrious
cHiUHlo. Tho statement has bocn repeatedly
maflo that Mr. Whitney's visit was due lo a
desire to consult the Presideut, Secretary La
inont and leading Democrats of the Adminis
tration mid anti-Administration wings of tho
party with icgard to tho Domocratic nomina
tion, but if so he kept his plans and purposes
Tho foulton fad has thoroughly pormcalcd
pontics. Tlioro aro all sorts to be scon at tho
Capitol nowadays, among thorn the Quay hut
ton, with tho Senator's face in a keystone; tho
Allison button, colored yellow, bacauso Iowa is
the corn State; thcMclvinley button, rcspleud
cut in red, white and blue; the Heed button,
tBSovercly plain and classic as ths Spoakor's
coiMitouwncc; aud now the Cullom button,
wlrloli tuado its uppearanco yesterday. It
bortrbH jKH-trnit of tho favorite son of Illinois,
printed in Uuo on a white ground, and the
Iqguud, "J lam.for Cullom. Aro you?" printed
Clarence D. Chik, of Wyoming, wiio has ho
rome n familiar member of tho Senate, is a
New Yorker, 1.1 ynats old. Ho has lived in
Wyoming since 38SJ, practicing law most of the
time miico that year. He was aj.pointed a
Supreme Judge of the State in 1SU0, but de
clined tho honor, lie was elected to the 2d
Congress, defeating GcorccT. Deck, son of tho
late Semtor Uerk, of Kentucky. Ho was a
candidate for the 53d Congress, but was de
feated by Henry A. Ccffccn.
Repicseutativc Crowley, of Texas, who is a
crcnt favorite with the newspaper men nt tho
Capitol, told n group of them the other day
how iioiuadc his maiden speech. He said: "A
gang of newspaper fellows was guying mo as
not making a speech. 'Speechmaking's nosigu
of a man's usefulness in Congress," says I. ' Hot
ter men than me are not making speeches; hut
if you're bettin that 1 can't make a speech 1'il
just go you a ten.'
""It goes,' says one of tho gang. 'You're
afraid,' and he shows the long gicen.
'" What's up in the House, now?' says I.
"'Cannon is fihtiu' an iucicaso for a light
house keeper in your district,' fays he.
"'I'll go light now,' says I. And in I goes.
Well, you "know what happened. M told Cau
tion he didn't know as much about kecpin' a
lighthouse as a porcupine docs about Ascension
Day, ntnl Cannon spread himself all over me.
If he'd known how I come to jump on him I'll
bet he'd laughed. Then I goes out and tho
stakeholder hands mc the stuff. That's how it
A rumor gained considerable ground last
week to the rfiVet that Speaker Heed would re
tire at the close of tho present session aud
engage in the practice of law. While it is truo
that Mr. Heed six years ago was imbued with
a desire to achieve success in private life as a
lawyer, ho finally decided not locut loose from
his old associations.' Mr. Heed's fticud3 now
say l hat he has never seriously reconsidered
the matter. They authoritatively deny tho
rumor, and E.iy that Mr.' Heed is entirely satis
fitd with legislative work;
The members of the Second Corps Associa
tion have proposed to very appropriately honor
their old commander, Hancock, on May 12.
At that time, the nnuiversary of Hancock's vic
tory in 1804, tho Second Corps captured tho
salient at Spoltsylvjinia. There will be a pa
tade. Gen. Francis A. Walker will be invited
to deliver an oration, and the granddaughter
of Hancock asked to u avail the statue, now
Senator Voorhcc, of Indiana, takes great
prldo in the work of the new Congressional
Libiary, for he introduced the original bill.
Ho fought unceasingly for its passage. In an
interview a few days ago ho is quoted as say
ing: "I feel great gtalificaUou somo pride,
perhaps, justifiable, I hope at the approach
ing and now assured completion of the great
Congressional Libiary building. Nearly two
mouths go I called my committee together in
full meeting with Gen. Casey and Capt. Green,
present, aud we there prepared an amendment
to the urgent deficiency bill, aud I reported
it to tho Senate, making a final appropriation
of $160,000 for thfc splendid work lo bo finished
a year hence. This provision is now a law.
The Washington Monument, the Statc War
and Navy building and tho Congressional
Library wi!l stand forever as imperishable
monuments to Gen. Casey's peerless ability aud
his rigid integiity. 1'criiard 1. Gicen has,
however, bceu his faithful disciple and assist
ant foi i50 jiar, aud wiil worthily finish his
lastgical undcttnking. When completed, that
Library will fctund during tho long ages that
arc to come as tho most magnificent aud en
doting home for the books of the world ever
irccled on the face of the globe. Iho entire
cost of the structure wiii be S-G.iKKJ.OOO, less
S&0.O00, covered back into tho Treasury as that
much laved upon the original estimate."
"I rcccullymet in Richmond one of the
jutois who sat on tho jury that tried Jeff
Davis for treason, tho first raised jury in tho
country," said a veteran who has been visiting
tho old battlefields.
"His name is Louis Lindsey. lie is a negro
and lie lives in Kathcriuc street, ivith his wife
ud two daughters. He selli newspapers.
Time has dealt leniently with hfm, and with
the ezcoption of a slight stoop about the shoul
ders and a shuffling motion of the feet when lie
waiks, thai cot tain accompaniment of encroach
ing yeais, he is hale aud hearty. In stature he
is about five feet aud eight inches tall. His
hair and mustache, whiJo black, aro inter
uiiualod with gray. Heavy eyebrows lend a
peculiar expression to his eyes, which aie
dceplj set iu his wrinkled couulcnnnce."
"The petit jury that tried President Davis
for high treason against tho United Stales
Government was empaneled in the Spring of
1S07, in tho City of Hichmond, iu tho Custom
house building, which is on Main bctwocu
Tenth and Eleventh stieet?. Chiof Justice
Chase and Judge Underwood presided over tho
famous case. There were 21 jurors drawn to
try President. Davis, half of thorn being negroes
aud Lewis Liudsey was among the number.
Lindsey's account of tut argument in the case
and the deliberations in the jury-room were ex
ceedingly interesting, although a liille mistj
but upon ouo fact his memory was fixed, and
iu answer to my repeated question as to what
verdict was returned, ho replied, 'You see,
bos dar wahn no verdict a3 I recollects; wo
jest 'cided as how de beet thing was to let do
President? go scot-free, so we jost give him n
parole aud dat was dc end of do whole thing.' "
During a debate in the IIouso recently, Hep
rosoutativo Fischer, of New Yoik, got off a
joko on Mr. Gibson, of Tennessee. Tho latter,
who was speaking to his own amendment, is
possosscd of enormous lung power, aud his
voico on this occasion was rcvcrbciating in
trumpet tones, shaking the swing doors. Sud
denly Mr. Fischer arose. "Mr. Speaker," he
exclaimed, "I riso to a point of order." "The
gonUemnu from New York will state his point
of order," replied tho Chair. ' My point is
thi?," went on the New Yorker. ,VA number of
mombors on this sido desire that the gentle
man from Tennessee shall speak louder; it is
impossiblo to hear him iu this part of tho
chamber. Why, even the gentleman sitting
uext to him is not catching a word." The
House, which saw that Fischer was chatliug
Gibson, awaited the result with much iutcrcst.
Gibson, who also realized that ho was being
guyed, turned and looked for a moment at tho'
gentleman hesido him. As ho did so, hi3 face
"expressed at first surprise, and then disgust.
Tho gentleman besido him could not hear him.
He was sound aslcop.
Tho Department of tho Potomac last week
celebrated the anniversary of Lce'ssurrcudorat
Grand Army Hall. A number of guests were
invited to patticipato in tho celebration, and
l ho hall was well filled. Tho walls were taste
fully decorated with picturcsand (lass. Among
the guests were many members of Congress and
officers of tho Army and Navy, the gathering
iuciudiu: Representatives Curtis, Grosvcnor,
Lnecy, Fcnton, Evans, Hrosius, Poole, Gillette,
and Watson, Gens. Urady, E. W. Whitaker,
Robinson, Corp'l Tanner, Gens. Stanton, Rug
glcs, Vincent, Morgan, Howard, Reynolds, and
Com., John McElrov; S.V. C, A.J. Hun
toon; J. V. C, J. F. Raub; Chap., II. S. Ste
vens; Medical Director, A. E. Johnson; Ass't
Adj't-Gcn. G. M. Hustcd; Ass't Q.-M.-G.. A. S.
Taber; Judge- Advocate. E.J. Sweet; Muster
ins Officer, W. H. Decker; Ins.. B. F. Chase,
assisted by Past Commanders-in-Chief John C.
Robinson. S. S. Uurdett, and W. G. Vcazoy,
and tho Past Department Commanders, Post
Commanders, aud Captains of tho Camps of
Sons of Veterans, and comrades of tho Depart
ment, received thoir distinguished visitors.
An address of welcome was delivered by
Commander McElroy, and Gen. Charles II.
Grosvcnor responded. Ho said ho felt that,
owing to reaction, a remarkable percentage
of old soldiers had como to Congress, aud a
still more remarkable percentage of Concrcss
men who arc very fond of tho old soldier.
"Jhcio seemed, also, to bo more "Yankoo
Doodle" and "Hail Columbia" about tho
party to which he had tho honor to belong.
Gen. E. W. Whitaker was Chief of Custer's
staff, aud received the Hag of truro at Appo
mattox. After a preliminary speech he gavo
his own experiences at Appomattox. He rodo
back into Lee's camp with tho Confedoralo
officer who brought the Hag of truce, and
brought practically the first news of tho sur
render back to tho Federal army at-9 o'clock
in the morning, four hours betoro tho two
Generals met in McLean's houso and signed
the terms of surrender. Gen. Whitaker said
that of all tho battlefields, of tho war photo
graphed on his brain, Appomattox was tho most
Ilrig.-Gen. M. R. Morgan, who was Grant's
Chief Commissary, is one of about four men
now living who was in the McLean house when
the articles were signed. Ho also served under
Gen. Lee at the time of tho John Brown raid
in 1S3''. Ho lold somo interesting anecdotes.
Gen. Ruggles said ho knew Grant in St. Louis
in 1So7. Ho also told several eutcrtaining
Gen. Howard spoko of Appomattox as Grant's
objective point. He had thought n great deal
about some of tho good men who had fought
on the other side, but ho always asked himself
what would have hecomo of the country if they
bad been successful. It was tho same in times
of peace. Tho truest add best men the country
produces only should bo placed iu tho Capitol
and Whito House.
Others who took part wcro Cnpr. S. R. Strat
tan, Col. James D. Urady and Gcorgo H. Little
bridge. ACTION REVERSED.
The policy of tho Interior Department in
cases involving reimbursement to the Govern
ment for fraud or uiTstako of pension claimants
is laid down iu several tultuus of Assistant
Secretary of tho Interior Reynolds, just pro
mulgated. In theso it Is held that tho Gov
eminent cannot withhold tho pension granted
tinder the act of Juno 27, 1690, to reimburse
itself for moneys erroneously paid as pension
money under the general law, when such pen
sion was not procured through fraud or mistake,
but was allowed as tho result of an erroneous
judgment on the evidence. This decis.on ro
verses the recent actiou of the Commissioner
ARMY AND NAVY.
For the first time in many years, there will
probably bo moro vacancies for graduates of
tho Naval Academy this year than Cadets lo
fill them. Such a fortunate state of affairs for
theso young men is unprecedented, aud it
h not likely, to occur again until retirements
arc moro frequent, or war comes alcng with its
train of casualties. Previously there has boen.
hard work to securo sufficient vacancies in all
branches of tho Navy to accommodate tho
graduates, and often young men have been
honorably discharged with a year's pay as a
batu to their disappointed ambition. The un
expected number of places this year is not occa
sioned by any unusual number of deaths or
rcsicnalions, and is certainly nut through re
tirement on account of ago, but seriiH duo to
the rather largo number of young officers who
who have been compelled to retire on account
of physical disabilities.
Tho Fortifications bill a3 presented to the
Hguo last week recommends specific appro
priations amounting to $..8i2,.'Jo7, aud in ad
dition gives authority to the Secretary of War
to make contrac s involving tho further ex
penditure of $0,512,270, Under iho Engineer
and Ordnance Departments making a total ex
penditure authorired by thojiill of $ll,:jl,fil3.
Tho aggregate amount appropriated and au
thorized by contract under each natural sub
division of tho bill follows: Gun and mortar
baltcriep, .""i,2GO,000; site? for fortifications,
$2."0,000; preservation and repair of fori ifira
tions, $:0.000; plans for fortifications, $5.(J00;
sea walls and embankments for protection of
Rcalow's Island and Fort Schuyler, l?,!)?.!;
torpedoes for harbor defense, $100,000 ; arma
ment of fortification. $,"5,u02,'873 ; proving
ground, Sandy HooTc, N. J., 13.000; Water
town Arsenal, Massachusetts, $1.V00; Water
vllet A rsenal. New York. $3.105 ; 1'euccia A rse
nal, California, $-1,509; Ordnance and Fortifica
tion lloaid, S100.0CO; Fortress Monroe sower
age system, $y,SGU
VETERANS IN THE CITY.
George E. Marsh, 52d Maes.. Georgetown,
Colo. Comrade Marsh is u mining engineer,
aud went (o Colorado immediately after tho
war. and has been actively engaged iu his pro
fessiou ever since.
"There are many snch homes in IhcSlnle.
They nre a part of Louisiana as it is. Iu
the fields nroiitul the house were fciuall crops
of cotton, cane, liee, corn, sweet potatoes,
ami a row of tobacco; aud flankiny the field
was a atrip of swamp, furnishing the family
with fuel and lumber. The rice iho lariuer
thrashes aud cleans himself; tho coin is
pounded for meal in a wooden mortar; the
"X was troubled, along liino, with
sick headache. Jfc was usually ac
companied with severe pains in tho
temples and sickness at the stom
ach. 1 tried a good many remedies
this complaint; but
it "was not until I be
Pills that I received
anything like iierma
nent benefit. A sin
gle box of these pills did the work
for mc, and 1 am now a well man."
C. II. IIVTCiiixcs.East Auburn, Are.
Por the rapid cure of Constipa
tion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, 2S'au.
sett, and all disorders of Stomach,
Liver, and Eowcls, take
Tcdal and Diploma at World's Fair.
Ask your druggist (or Avcr'c Ssrsaparilia,
.sweet potatoes arlr 5(0. cd in a b:n for Win
tr; tho cotton u picked and iliincd by the
wife, who settle it w th her linger?. It is
she who spins it .and weaves it into cloth,
having dyed it with pcach-treo leaves and
indigo; of this shu make clothing for her
family, blankets (or the bed?, curtains for
the windows, and a covering for the floor.
Tho patch of cine- gives the family sugar
and molasc. From his stock of horsss the
farmer cuts hair from their maucs aud tails
and weaves it into ropes and harnes?. His
beds ho makes of the moss gathered in tho
swamp. IJis wife milks her cows and makes
an occasional patt of butter by shaking the
cream in a hot,tlo,or, gourd. The man cures
his own tobacco, and if you visit his little
home, made of cypress logs and a mud plas
ter mixed with moss and kneaded by tho
feet of himself and his neighbors, he will
offer you all these home-made hospitalities."
Thi?, however, is not a irue picture of the
lowest clasT of 'Cajan farmers a dirty, shift
less, good-for-nothing set any more that it
is a true picture of the cultured Acadians
I of the towns pcoplo who are as proud of
their title of 'Cajans as the UreoIe3 are oi
An Asthma Curo nt Last.
Medical scienco at last reports a positive euro
for Asthma in the remarkable Kola plant, a
new botanical discovery found on the Congo
Itiver, West Africa. Its cures are really mar
velous. Kov. .1. L. Combs, of Martinslmrp, W.
Va., writes that it cured him of Asthma of fifty
years' standing, and Hon. L. Ci. CInto, of Urcc
lcy, Iowa, testifies that for three yeais ho had
to tlccp propped up in a chair, being unaldo to
Ho down night or day from Astlnna. The
Kola Plant cured him nt once. To make the
matter sure, these and hundreds of othor curbs
aro sworn to under oatb before a notary public.
?u great is their faith iu its wonderful curntivo
powers, tbe Kola Importing Co., 11U1 Uroadway,
New York, is sending out largo trial cases of
tbe Kola Compound frco to all suflorcrs from
Asthma. Send them you? name and address
on a postal card, and tboy will send you a largo
trial caso by mail froe. It costs you nothing,
and you should surely try it.
Til 12 SPIDEIt OK TKUXiM.O. Tly IUcbnrd
Henry tim-ituc. Published by V. Tennyson
Neely, New York. Price 1!5 cents. "
By tho author of My Official Wifo, Tho
Masked Venus, aud other exciting talc3.
TIIK ADVKN'ITitKS OK I1ATIM TAI. Trans-,
luted from tlio lVrinn. KJitud by W. If, Alucr.
Published by (Jinn &Co., llu-don. Price 00 coiiii".
A series of seven talcs, told after tho fashion
of tho Arabian Nights, and relating the adven
tures of Hatim Tai, a Priuro of wonderful
virttio and strength, who won tho love of boasts
and men, and wbp went about relieving dis
tress. Hatitii is supposed lo havo lived in tho
sixth century, and to bo the Mahometan ideal
of a good ai.il powerful man. Ho seems to
have been a triflo dull-witted at. times, accord
ing to modern Occidental ideas. Ihit his ad
ventures nre very interesting and wonderful,
and tho book, though bespoken for tho children,
will prove good leading tor the elders as well.
WASHINGTON; OU. TUB KEVOLTJTION. By
I'lliuii Allen. Piiblinlied by P. Tennyson Nccly,
New York. Price 50 cent.'.
The second part of this drama has been re
ceived. Tlio first part was noticed nt somo
length a few months aco. It is a drama full of
tbe spirit of patrioti-im and loyalty, and deals
with tho stirring incidents oi Revolutionary
times. Many interesting Americans, French
men, ;md Englishmen are introduced.
TUB IIOUSI5HOAT JSOYS. Ity Hurry Cnsllcmon.
Publiolietl hv Henry" T. Coaies &. Co., PJiiliidel
phiii. Prlco SI.U5.
Harry Castlemon always writes a stirring
story with a moral, and Houseboat Boys is not
an exception. It is the story of two plucky
Pennsylvania b?ys who finally won success in
a novel way by their energy aud perseverance.
A TIGHT WITH VATIC Uy Mrs. Alexander.
Puhii-hcd by I.i(jiiicolt, Plilliuleijihlit. Koranic
by J'lenUuo, Washington, I). C. Price Sl.tS.
Mrs. Alexander's romances aro very popu
lar, and tins story of English lifo will plcaso
THB CAPTAINS TIOMANCB. By Oplc Head.
PublMictl by K.'Toluiyaou Neely, New York.
Price 25 ecnla. ,
A soric3 bf'iutcjrcsiihg talcs "from tho back
woods" tales of ad venture ami romance. Opio
Bead's stories are always well liked.
Magazines and Notes.
Wilson's Photographic Magazine for April is, as
usual, full of good pictuics aud interesting
notes. 833 Broadway, New York. Price 30
Tho ranxy has a dainty Easter number
for the little folks. Lothrop Publishing Co.,
Boston, Mass. I'rico 10 cents.
Chatterbox comes out in a pretty April cover,
aud has tho usual stories, verses, pictures and
puzzles to charm tlio boys and girls. .Bites &
L'turiat, Boston. Price 5 cents.
ThcPhilhline and The Fly Leaf havo united
force", producing a littlo magazine of sketches,
poems, and notes not much differing from the
J'hilutwe of old. Some of tho tales need sharper
wits than mine to discover their meaning, but
as a rule tho leading matter is easily compre
hended, is original aud clever. Last Aurora,
New York. I'rico 10 ceuts.
Tlio April number of tho iroi7i American
Jlcview opons with a noteworthy article by
David A. Wolls, entitled Great Britain and tho
United Slates: Their True delations. Mayo
W. Ilazeltiuo thoughtfully di.ctis3os Possiblu
Complications of tho Cuban Question, and
Prof. Frederick Starr, of tho University of
Chicago, treats in an entertaining paper of
Pygmy K.ices of Men. The anniversary of
President Ltiieoln'sdoath issigualizcd bySeatou
Muuroc, who graphically dwells on Recollec
tions of Lincoln's Assassination, and tlio fourth
instalment of Future Lifo and the Condition
of Man Therein, by the Bight Hon. W. K.
Gladstone, serves to accentuate tho interest
taken in this remarkable series of articles.
Problems of the Transvaal are ably considered
by Karl Blind, whim T. A. Itickard, Statu Geolo
gist of Colorado, vividly portrays tho present
Gold Mining Activity in Colorado,
The Easier number of Life is ouo of tho best
numbers of that paper ever issued, aud this is
saying a great deal. Tho cover is by Johnson,
iu red and olive, aud among the leading black-and-white
artists represented aro Gibson, Wen
zell, Toaspcrn, and Richards. The text matter
is especially good.
The iiuaaiiifuraii for April contains articles
on sociological topics of tlio day. Published
iu Loudon. For salo at tho book-stalls. Prico
The names of David A. Wells, Hoi hurt Spen
cer, and Cesaro Lombroso. on tne cover of Ap
pletou's Popular Science MontJth for April, at
onto arrest our attention. AfT. Well.-', iu this
number, brings his accouut ofu Taxation in
Literature and History down through the Mid
dle Ago, and hhnlvs that squeezing tho Jews
was then tho makeshift for a financial system
with many European potentates. Mr. Spencer
concludes his scries, of papers on Professional
Institutions with a general review of tho sub
ject, calling attujitiqn to the necessity iu past
times of domination that now appears irk
souiu to many, mid showing how useless arc
statutes that do not conform to tho natural laws
of society. NcV'York. Fifty cents a number,
$5 a year.
Tho Orerlaml Monthly for April has, among
other very intcrusiing features, a sketch of tho
leading G.A.R. men of California, with fine
half tone portraits. It is an exceptionally good
number. Published at San Francisco. Price
' 2." cents.
Tho Catholic World for April has Tho Shoo in
Symbolism, by lit. Rev. C P. Macs; Tho Amer
ican Museum 61f: 'Natural History, V. Solon;
T-h'o Most Holy-Corporal of Oivieto, Rev. V.
D.dlow; Alloluiiit Its Traditional Import;
B.irly Labors ,of tio Printing Press, C. W;
Currier; In tho Land of tho Jesuit Mar
ly is, Dr. T. O'Hagau. New York City. Price
Tho Monthly Tlliislnlcr and Home anil Country
for April has an abuudaticuof fine illustrations
and high-class tending-matter. At 119 Leon
ard street, New York. Prico 20 cents, or 2
The Youth's Companion, tho ohMimo favorite
of tho children, i.i full of good stories, poem?,
pictures, and puzzles; and, as usual, has a host
of bright little stories that aro characteristic
of its columns. Among other articles of special
interest iu the recent issue is, " How I Served
My Apprenticeship as a Soldier," by lien. Nel
son Miles, with a fine portniit of tlio General.
Another article, 'Apprenticeship as a Sailor,"
by Admiral Steven;', is promised. Boston.
Price M.7G a year; single conies five cents.
Tho Mavbrick caso still aronsc3 interest, de
votion aud sacriftco among tho American
womou. Keren tly tho Homo Secretary who
has tho pardoning power refused to frco tho
woman, claiming that tho ovidcuco wa3 all
It 13 interesting to nolo tho different fads
that possess folks, sometimes taking no moro
serious turn than elaborate blankets and col
lars for a petted fox terrier, and sometimes
driving pcoplo from tho big world into littlo
communities where their ideas may havo full
sway. There aro more communities of theoso
phists, vegetarians, Menuonites, Dunkards,
communists, and so on than we cvery-day folks
dream of. Vegetarian and religious com
munities are not at all rare. In California is a
tiny community consisting of three women and
a pack-burro, Nancy. The women not only ab
stain from meat or any animal food whatever,
hut they refuse to cook their vegetables and
fruits. They hold no communication whatever
with tho masculine beings of this world, and
they havo hopes with this seclusion and vege
tarianism to so purify themselves that they
will be appointed lo perform miracles.
At Hall Cat no's sister's wedding tho brides
maids wore daffodil silk frocks with whito
chiffon fichus and large, whitu chip hats
trimmed with daffodils and whito plumes.
Tho bride, of course, wa3 in whito satin and
Two of the graceful shapes of this Spring aro
shown in the cut. Tho ono has a puckered
Tarn O'Shauter crown of straw and a fluted
straw brim. It is trimmed round and round
tho erown with fine pink and whito blossoms.
Tho feathers any brown, a hit of brown velvet
ribbon and creamy laco is used to trim the
back, and the hat itself is of brown. Purple
hats and green oifes aro mado in this shape,
and do good Spring service, though thoy seem
a hit over-gay iu coloring, and shy ladies cling
to black and brown and straw-color or whito
for tho foundation tor their milliner', aud add
tho green or purplo touches in tho floworc.
Tho other hat is a sailor shape, trimmed iu
front with a big bow of plaid ribbon blue r.ml
white and with a bunch of buttercups acainst
tho crown in tho hhek. Iu frotit, iu tho bow,
aro quill-shaped leaves "palm leaves," tho
milliners call them but they look moro liko
the lily of tho valley leaves. They aro now,
pretty, stylish, and gratifying to thoso who
object to feathers for humauo rcasous.
A new flower this year for hat trimming is
called tho Monlo Carlo daisy. It h like the
English garden daisy a littlo head of lino
pink and whito petals, with no yellow show
ing, or just the least bit way iu the center.
The artificial flowers aro very daintily colored,
and a big, nodding Lunch of them makes a
Black flowers seem to bo U3ed very littlo this
season, which is causo for thanksgiving.
Big black hats of lace straw, or of shirred
net, aro trimmed with a host of pink roses, aud
aro sometimes hewitchinj'Iy pretty and becom
ing. "Noso hats," somo of tho girls call tho new
styles that aro tilted way forward over tho
oyes. la is not a pretty fashion, but many will
follow it, because that is tho only way they
havo of proving that thoy arc stylish.
High-crowned sailor hats which aro an
abomination scorn to bo coming in moro's
Alapaca and scrgo aro as popular fabrics as
Onalsoliitely rcliabloauthorify wo learn that
wrinkles aro produced by frowns, grimaces,
rcowls, shivers, laugh", thoughts, worries, aud
''tempers." Thero is a story told of a man
who happened to call upon a beautiful actress
when she was in a miglity temper over some
thing wrong in tho performance. Someouo
who know how angry tho fair lady could be,
asked him what he did while sho was scolding.
'I stayed still and watched her grow old," re
plied tho gentleman.
Etamino, a material often montioncd in fash
ion notes, is a thin, transparent stuff, much
like our grenadines. It is a'favoritu material
this season iu Paris, aud is often made up over
Again there is a fancy for all sorts of flowcra
upon ono hat. "Short-backed" sailors aro
trimmed round tho crown with an assortment
of daisies, grasses, yellow buttercups, bright
blue bachelor's buttons, and red, red roses, that
remind one of a bouquot from an old-fashioned
It is queer that a littlo brown nation, way off
from our Grceco and Rome, whero originated
all tho ideas of beauty of this Western world,
should havo needed to teach U3 tho lesson of
simplicity in arrnugiug flowers. Tho J.ipaucso
iu insisting upon a single flower iu a slender
vase, or iu grouping only ono kind of blossom
in a bouquet, in a garden or picture, have finally
succoded iu impressing U3 with the same idea
- 5 -Wo
would announce that tho magpio combi
nation is 3till iu favor, and black and whito
satin?, silks, check', stripes, ribho'iis, hah,
ginghams, and lawns aro all being cmploj-ed
in tiuw costumes. Despite tho general belief it
When Baby was sick, wo gave her Castorlo.
When sho was a-Child, sho cried for Castorlo.
When sho beemto 3Iis3, sho clung to Costoria.
Wbea sho had Children, sho gavo them Castoria.
Is not a combination of colors that Is universally
Itwill be a relief to havo this Winter over
with, to be rid of the black and magenta com
binations. Threo women out of every fi7o
have worn it. Black dresses have crush collars
of magenta velvet, and black hats aro trimmed
with a bandeau and flowers or velvet, of tho
samo bright color, and it grows to to exceed
Ten girls out of every 12 wear enormou3
bows at the back of tho neck, and nino out of
every dozen fox-terriers and pngsarcdoing tho
samo. Turquoise blue, magonta or Persian or
Dresden ribbons aro tho favorites.
Tho most frivolous of little capes all rn files
and spangle3 aro designed for Spring and
Friends of bicycle girls aro seriously advising
them to wear brown grenadine vails whilo
riding. Thoy say that riding in tho dost and
wind will spoil any dainty complexion; that a
vail is absolutely necessary ; that a thin dotted
Kauzo will not do any good, but will hurt tho
eyc3. Tho brown vaii3 look ugly, but if it bo
a qticstiou of complexion, most women will
Tho French, cvor alert, havo boon making
asbestos towels, which, whon soiled, aro thrown
into a red-hot fire, and after a few minutes arc
pulled out clean.
In soma one of tho recent novekt ft was re
marked of ouo of tho girb, a member of a hou3Q
party consisting largely of Counts and Count
esses and such, that sho attached the birds on
her plate with moro vigor than the huntor who
had shot them; so the hero did not want to
marry her, notwithstanding all of her monoy.
It is remarked upon simply because it is ono
moro cvidonco of the fact that it is usually
moro or Jess unromantic to cat; wo can almost
sympathizes with tho girh who minco and peck
and nibble away most delicately whilo they
aro at tho table, and then consume a sandwich
or two in the cupboard afterwards to sustain
life. Homely John Iiidd, in Blackmore3 ro
mance, remarks particularly that ho had never
seen Lorna chow ; it wns a mark of hor dainti
ness. Perhaps bo wa3 comparing her to tho
brawny peasant girls, and did not really mean
that she never chewed, but only that she ato
daintily. Byron somewhere testifies that a
woman loses her charm wheti sho cats, and
Madame Roland believed so also, and would not
cat beforo anyone. A3 most of U3 everyday
folks have to eat our threo meals a day, with a
little candy between times and a cup of tea at
5 o'clock, wo cannot seclude outsc1vo3 entirely
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