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THE NATIONAL TllIBUNB:
N, B. tt, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1896.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
Sunday, A rim. 19. Ex-Consul J1in L. Wal
ler niinred liere ami will visit llic Smto
Dcrmitnient to-morrow, mid seo about his
cUun fr (Imitates on account of the trent
iiieiitileoil to havo been given him whiio
en tniitu o Jklargoilles as a prisnnrr of war.
Ir. Wnlh-r thinks ltcisontitlcd loinoVinuity
for til cn risen tiem of his rubber concession
bv the French Govern tnunt, but it is not
likely that tho Stale IVntirt incut will jzive
him miy assistance m this mat tor, becU6o of
the wni'vpr jzivon by this Government to ec
fnro Wnilor's release.
J1oniav. Arnn. 20. Justice Gray delivered
the oi'Jitiuti of the Supremo Court to-day in
the f-iw involving the validity of the will of
ihr late Admiral Porter. The proreedinjis
mc instituted by Mr'. Elena Campbell,
dnni: liter o( the Admiral, Iioc.ui so of an
:.i:-v4 HicrJmiimtion against her in tliu
co!icl of the will. Tho case came Horn the
5-utfen Court of tho District of Columbia
on tut Nl!eNtion of error, tho decision tbeic
MMaiitini: the validity of the will and the
i-miu-il. The opiuiun today reversed this
ricH-tfmi nun tomauded the case for further
j: ! t: in :, on the cronnd that thy Diitrirt
.Suittu- Court hnri no jurisdiction in pro
bate i-"feedings involving au etloit to pass
Tlksoay. APRIb 21. A Committco of tho
JJar AfcsociHlion of tho State of Now York
called on the Piesblent iiut allernoon. and
pieM-ntd to hiui a metnoual in behalf of an
liil4M-ittional Court of A i miration. Accom
panying the inomorial waait rejioit, in which
the question was discused at exoaUr lensth
him! thcdet:.ilsof the proposed plan more elab
orately worked out than in the paper address
ed to the President. The President received
Ins calli-rs cordially, and li-leueo attentively
to ht they had to tay in presenting their ,
petition. There was no exchange of formal
speeches, but the PreBidont.appuictuly being
desirous of gathering all the information
possible about tho general subject of arbitra
tion, bnteied into half an hour' informal
discnsRioii of the btibjcct with his visitors.
Arraui-emcnts are making for tbe holding of
an important confetence here, beginning to
morrow, to urge upon the Government tho
propriety of adjusting "II international dis
putes, save those atlecting National sover
oignty, by a rbi tuition. It is now oxpcclcd
tlint about 300 men of National reputation
will assemble hero in one of tho theaters at
the call of the temporary chairman, ex-Secretary
of Stato John V. Foster.
Wkinig!av, Apb.ii. 22. The National Acad
emy of Science today elected bix additional
incmbets of tho Counril of tho Academy:
Pros. O. C. Marsh, of New Haven, Conn.;
Goo. .1. lliusli, of New Haven; Jra Remscn,
of Baltimore; Simon Newcomb. of Washing
ton ; P. A. Gould, of Cambridge, Mas., and
lr. H. J. JJowdiicli, of Jninaic-i l'liiin.
Mass. Several papers on the Po-'titgoii lays
were read. In general they atlirm that tno
rays do not bend while pr.ssing through solids,
and Albert A. Micheleon, of Chicago, gave
a practical illustration of tho workings of
Tjid-iibdat. Arnn. 23. The President's veto of I
two j ensiou bills ws received in the Senate.
Tbo ISint was in the case of Charles E. Jones,
a photographer, who was injured whilo tak
ing photographs, and when no battle was in
actual jogrcs. Ho was not in tbe military
fccrv-foe of the United ulcs. The President
6uys : " Aside from the qncstion in to whet her
bis present tad condition is attributable to
the Hijmy sustained, it srems to me the ex
tension nf pension relief in uch cases would
open the door to legislation hard to justify
nitl iinHiwiiitc to restrain from abn-e." The
other teto was in the case of tho MM to pen
sion Wjh. Kar.ry AllRbac.h, who is the willow
of IVut H. AHabach, who served in both tbe
Mhwi vr and the civil war. The Ptcsi
deiH aii- Htietitimi to tho fact that AUahncn
ihjuIu im at pli'-atton for pensiou on account
of disnbiliii. s during his life.
FkiiY. Art:'!. i. Gen. Noah L. Jeffries, one
ot the Im-ct-Known iw-idcnts f Whhiugtou,
and h tr"inii-tit in- tnler of the local lwir,
flk-4 at Ills home, agi d fi7. Gott. J1m ios was
Ihtu in PcnnsvlvHiiin, JJer. V,, lAiJ, and was
of Quaker K'ouk. He n-movc-l fnun Ponu
vmiIk with bis parents to Ohio. Gen.
Jullirie Mt the outbreak of the war raised
four onMipanios of volunteers in MatidicJd.
His ac:ivi field dutvAvjib brief but meritori
ous Jl- fought at Williamsburg. Fair Oaks,
jh a iiMiui-er of t-kirmishes. and in ll. seven
dayV fight Rround Uichmond. In lfcOS Gen.
JcfTri was appointed on a cimrui-sion Hi
adjust tbe wur claims of West Virginia, and
in litis service his legal attainments siiono
BatubiY, Apnir. 25. The battleship Massn-cbHH-tts
did even better on her oflicial trial
trip (ban whs at fitsl realid, as is shown ly
tbe following telegram icreivcd at the Navy
Itajtst intent from President Dewey, of the
Trinl Iwrd, who is in Boston: ' Massachu
Bet! Kfn-ed, corrected for tidal current 1G.
279." "Uu!lv the corrections made on e
oowtil of tlie tblal llow duting the projin-fc if
a JiIkIiHm re m-'Binsi the vc"cl, but in the
cwm of the MoMwetritscUs the c:i!c!atu)itfi in
cretiwit the speed from 1G.25 to KJ.TJ). This
irtONtiS tbt tbo contractor -nrnB a pretnitiMi
of jst Slsaj.tHH). Tho Massachusetts a!o
lafcee fri jAint' over the Indiana, which
made IS.ti kio4son,hor trial-trip.
CKAT OF THE CORRIDORS.
At the close of buMiK'fii last Monday the gold
in tbe Treasury Ivas $125.72,730.
Something funny occurred in the Senate ;
awhile njto. It was Mr. Call's repudiation of
lbs aQcuaatieu that he was an aristocrat and
tbo friend of aristocracy. Senator Allen was
the accimer. A pension bill was under consid
eration, and Mr. Allen had asserted that no
distinction ought to be made boiw.-cn the wife
of ft General and tho wife of a private. Mr.
Call diwgroud. He thought that there were
dtotinettoiHi in life, and they had to be rccog
uiywH. Mr. Allen was shocked. Ho charged
Mr. Call with joiuiug tho rest of tbe plutocrats
)H tbo Settatc.
"Why," he exclaimed, "if I agreed with tho
Senator ! would expatriate mytiolf in 24 hours.
1 wonhl go to Great Britain, wboro Queen Vic
lot in rules over tbo Btitiih, or to IIuafcin, where
the C7mt it the Government."
34 r. ChU coolly tugccs4cd that in England or
Ktrssfit Mr. Alien couW not earn $1.50 a day.
'I am perfectly willing." curtly replied Mr.
AUciu "to otttor into a contract with tbo Scn
stor from Florida to take the same pay which
be take. I think I could cam as much as lie
could, oibher here or elsewhere."
Jittt it took almost the icet of tbo afternoon
for Mr. Call to square himself with his Florida
constituents and bIiow that be was really not a
friend of the aristocrats.
Wbcn Jorry Simpson, who acquired cousid
ernble rejmtatlon by the alloged discarding of
hosiery as a campaign ospcdionl, first bought
a bicyclo and came gliding along tbo declivity
of Capitol Hill, it croall a mild sensation
nmong tbe residents of Wasbingtoii, inured to
UtiuMfil 8jcct.tcJcK, and aetout.iled beyond pa
cificattoti tbofio of his constituents who mar
him in tbo act. Since that timo people have
grown moio xccuMouiod to the spectacle, and
are now reasonably reconciled to beholding
"Uncle Jco Chiiuoii or Senator Chandler and
other leghflntors flying Iong Pennsylvania
; avenue on a wheel. But, notwithstanding the
frequency of those incidents and their goneral
accopUmco as a matter of course, a party of
Kan so ns wore recently givou a shook from
which they will not recover for many a day
Tho apparition which disturbed them was
nothing more or less than tho appearance of
Miss Nellie Pcffor, daughter of the bewbisk
crod Populist Senator, niodcetly attired in a
becoming cyclist costume, and handling her
wheel like au expert. Miss Peller is rather
pretty, stylish, and what would bo termed an
all-iotmd attractive girl. Tho visitors from
Kansas held up their hands in titter astonish
men l, ami one of them remarked that he con
sidetod it high timo that they relumed to the
West. And it is safe to say that the story of
Miss Pt-Uer's appearance in short skirts on a
bicycle has not yet ceased to bo lecountcd.
Of the now Senators 10 liavo bad previous
service. They are Morgan, llerry. Wolcott,
Shim p. Culiuui, Lindsay, CalTcty, Frye, Hoar,
McMillan, WniUniH. Chandler, Suwell, Petti
grew, 1 juris and Wan en. Two of thec, Wal
thull atidScwoll, have served in the Senate and
lieon out of public life for several yours. Senator
Walthall resigned Jan. 24. 1S!)1, when he had
already been elected to succeed hiniscK Ho
tried to resign both tcmi?, that in which be
was serving and that for which he had been
elected, but it was held that he could not rc
fcign :!te teim for which ho had not qualified.
Senator Warren, of Wyoming, who had
served one term in tho Senate, succeeded Jos.
M. Carey, his own scat being taken by Clarence
1). Clark, a new man, after a vacant interval of
two yeais, owing to failure of Legislature to
elect. The new Senator from Delaware. Mr.
Diipont, will probably not qualify with the
other new Senators, there being a question of
rcgttlaiity in his olociioii 13 the Legislature.
Among Senators w'no tank in consideration
with the new men are five Burrow?, Mantle,
Pritchard, Wtl&on, and Claik. These Senator.?
woro cho-en to fill vacancies, and qualified 111
the last days of the u'Jd CongrevJ. Of these,
1'iltciiard is in class 3. whose terms expire
March 3, 1S97. and Mantle. Wilson. Clatk, and
IJunows are in class i, whose terms expire
March 3, 1S99.
TlepreFontativo Hardy, of Indiana, is a rc
mnrkably young-looking man, notwithstanding
his 43 years of active life, and many people
have greatly amused him and done themselves
no harm by taking a lively intetcstiti his do
mestic afl'tiir?. For awhile it was a regnlar
thing for a daiiy average of at least threo fe
male society and freak writcis to call upon Mr.
Hardy, and with breathless eagerness propound
tbo query: Arc you a bridegroom V To all of
the-e intcriogations the Judiauiau replied that
he has iKieu tho fortunate possessor of a devoted
wife for omcthing Ichs than ajjeoro of year?.
At first be could not comprehend thcolicitude,
but finally he comprehended. To the next
person be received who question him, he said :
"J have been at a total loss to understand why
everybody mistook mo for a newly-married
man, but the whole thing is now as clear as
mud. I am in the habit of being with my wife
all tho time it is possible for me tn&paro from
my luiRiiirs, and make it a point to treat hor
with tho same courtesy and attention that was
accorded her before wo wero married. I pre
homo it is so untiMial in Washington for a man
to be devoted to his wifo that all who sec us
jump to the conclusion thai wc ate either en
gaged or newly-wed."
The Patent Office is continually finding in
its mat! applications for patents on perpetual
motion machine's. livtr fcince the Patent
Ollii-e was cstuW-hed it lias been delngcd with
applications of this sort, ami although it has
persistently tcfused to entertain any such, they
Mill come in. The office long years ago was
driven to the plan of ptititiug a circular letter,
declining all such applications in lengthy and
most discouraging terms. This has not afected
tho inventors a bit, smd in all parts of the
country thcio bob up men who think they
have solved the wonderful problem.
When fetich an application is received, the
Commissioner of Patents ofiiciaily declines it
and tenders a return of the patent fee. If the
inventor still insist?, the fco is retained and tho
working modol is called for and the model, upon
being received anil failing to wmk, is cither re
turned to iu on ncr or relegated to the model
It is said that once, shortly boforo tho war,
the olnco did inadvertently giant a patent for
a porpctual-uitiou machine, but this is the
only c-ee of tho sort on file, and tho model
thereof has never worked anj better than its
6Uceefeors. Thoru have been all 6orts of freak
devices that haio been palcutud, however, in
cluding a jiateut method fur fattening hog, a
cyclono prcventor. a oonvertihlo cannon plow,
and Msve;;i otbei ii.miinr devices equally wor
thy to be cast in bioi.ze and erected as monu
ments to the i main it v of inventive genius.
The new Potofliee budding in Washington
has been eevrtcly criticised. The building is
to cost ovor $2,000,000, and ought to have been
a fine piece of Government aiciiiteeture. But,
with the exception of the Pension Office, gen
orally known here as tho ' Government bam,"
tbe new Postoiiice building will probably be the
ugliest btrucluie in Washington.
It has been condemned by many architects
of the country, aud was :u part tho reason for
urging the pastago of a hill to put the archi
tectural woik of tho Government in competent
bauds and stop the const met ion of any archi
tectural monstn sities. To cap the climax of
this building, a woodon French loof is being
put on it. and a joint lesolutiou ofTered in the
Senate to pu vent this inflammable roof from
being completed, and to require its removal
ami lire construction of a firoprnof ioof, vv8
tho cause of much debate. The Senate Com
ui:ttc on Pofttofftces is now holding hearings
In determine tho question of whetner or not
the roof hhall stay.
A FINE CONCERT.
Tns4ay evening, .May !i, the tunny ad ml ring
friends in Washington of Mis MarJhnMuiidoll,
the accomplished vocalist, will give her a testi
monial at tao National Klfles Armory. Mi3
Mttndcll's talents have always been in do
uittnd, and she has been very gci-crotis in
eoMtribtitius her services to thc'G.A.Il. gather
ings. The testimonial wiil take fnnu of a vocal
and insttutneiital conceit, at which a number
of well-known sinRCiSaud performeis will ap
pear. Among tboso rill be Miss Muudcll.
Cliaf. Bobcrs, Fred -Turfing, Messr. McF.-irlauil.
Wood tun u, Palmer.niid Ilarmur. Mr. Ada Obor
l-ach. and Misses Alum Sweet. Cora Melan.
at,d Itcumu. Tickets 5U ecu is.
In his weekly statomont given out last Mon
day, Gen. Grosveuor claimed that Mclvinlcy
had gained 50 votes during tho week, not
counting any from Conuecticut, aud that tbo
figures now stand:
Klotiilsi.. ........... ...... H
ttnlintiH.... ........... ...... SO
New Jcii'cy. 10
New iViexico 4
JCew York 4
Ohio M. .,... 4 j
Oregon -...............- 8
Soulli Carolina.... 17
Sunlit Dakota. m S
i exas.M. . .. i
West Virginln I
Ulan .. ...... ......
North Carolnin 4
North Dakota 6
To tnl 'lit
Necessary to nominate. 450 vote". There are
IGd delegates yet to ho elected, aud McKiulcy
is reasonably siiro of 125 of these.
Koprcsenfativo Aldricb was absent from llic
city, but J. II. .Man ley made tho following state
ment oil behalf of Ucod.
"Out of 250 delegates thus far chosen in tho
blorlc of States north of the Potomac and cast
of Ohio a block of States containing a great
proportion of tho manufacturing and commer
cial intotcsb, of the country Gov. McKinley
has secured oniy nine votes. Gov. MoKmloy's
percentage Of the delegates elected remains
practically as it did one week ago. Whole
number elected. 711.
For Thomas I. IJoed
For Gov. McKinlev
For all uilier oui'iulnir-
Doubtful and contorted
. 12 "7
A i kanst!".. ...... .
Murv Intnl. ............
ri i--n i i.
New i ,ii k...........
Not lb Dakota
1 'en n -yl vn ii in.
TemiesHCi! . ,
J CH" ,
I fIII III
District of CotiunbiH..
Tbo Alabama Democratic Convention nomi
nated .Ins. P. Johnston for Governor, 1 inducted
the delegates to Chicago to voto solidly for free
coinage at 1(5 to 1, and indorsed President Cleve
land in everything hut his financial policy.
It it conceded that the free-silver men will
control the Virginia Democratic Convention,
to bo held at Staunton in June.
ThcTenncssco Republicans havo instructed
for McKinley, and for H. C. Ev;tti3 for Vtce
Prcbidcut. Tho Maryland Kepublicans last week refused
to instruct for McKinley, aud declared in favor
of a gold standard.
The Connecticut Kopublicansdid tint mention
cither Keed or McKinley during their Con
vention, but pledged the electoral vote of the
.State to the Republican nominee
Tho fight among the Virginia Republicans
has resulted in tho re-election of Chttirmuu
Lamb, but be has been shorn of Ins power, and
tho party government has been decentralized.
Gen. Malione adopted Democratic mulhods in
managing tho party, and everything was con
centrated in his hands. Col. Lamb attempted
to follow his methods, but he ivas antagonized
by Gen. Kdgar Allen, and tho result of the
struggle was to make tho organization liko
that of tho party in the Northsn. bta :s. Tho
State Committee has beon reduced from 50 to
30 members, and these arc to bo elected by the
When Gresham left4 the Kepti 1(1 ican party tho
two factious ol Indiana Republicans came to
gether under thu leadership of Harrison. Now
they arc again at odds. Ks-Presideiit Harri
son, it is said, favors Allison, and carries with
him many of his friends, who arc tuiliiculial
in the pnrty. Against them are arrayed tboso
who want tho Stato to fiend a delegation to St.
Louis pledged to McKinley. Tho light, it is
feared, will involve the Senatorship.
It is claimed that the A. P. A. will bitterly
fight ''Silver" Bland's nomination by tho
Democratic Convention at Chicago, on the
ground that his wifo is a Roman Catholic
island docs not bolong to any church. .Judge
Stevens, who is the head of tho Missouri A. P.
A., says that ho will fight to prevent Wand's
nomination, and in the event that he scctirttt
the nomination, will throw tbe whole power of
the Missouri organization against hi. election.
"Coin" Harvey gave a lecture at Omaha, in
which be denounced the pros of Nebraska as
subsidized. Editor Ro3fwatcr, of tho Omaha
lice, denied this allegation and challenged Har
vey to n discussion of the financial question,
which Harvey declined.
Representative W. S. Linton, of Michigan,
who has been urged as tho A. P. A. candidate
for the Presidency, says that he wiil not accept
There was a conference of tho Republican
aud Populist Committees at Raleigh, April 17,
aud an attempt made to get together, but it
failed. The polultsts insisted upon the Repub
licans voting for none but Free Silver candi
dates. Which tho Republicans refused to do, and
in turn demanded tiiat they he given the candi
date for Governor and a share in tho rest of tho
ticket. The Populists declined to accept this
ultimatum. Rut Senator Pritchard saya tliat
thcie will be fusion in the Counties in spite of
the Populist Committee, and that his chances
for rc-o'.ectioii arc not injured.
Representative Aldricb, of Illinois, has conic
out with some definite figure?. Ho claims so
far 111 votes for Reed, concedes IfiO for Mc
Kinley, gives lfi(i to .Morton, Quay, Cullom,
and Rradley, with 4H doubtful.
Ex-Gov. Russell, of Massachusetts will have a
solid Democratic delegation from Now England
behind his candidacy for tho Presidency.
Tito Michigan Prohibitionists havo cOmo out
in tavor of free silver.
Weil Sefisfieci with
"Nearly forty years ago, after
some weeks of sickness, my hair
turned gray. J began using Ayer'3
Hair Vigor, and was so well satis
fied with the results that I have
never tried any other kind of dress
& an occasional aupli-
t V riH fcifiTi O
Mg- Y -I I air Vigor to keep
Vf a my ll!lir of g0(l
$&& j$PKCOlov' - teniovo
Vcs (land ruiT, to heal
itching humors, and prevent tho
iiair from falling out. 1 never hesi
tate to recommend Oyer's medicines
to my friends." Mrs. II. M. IIaigiit,
AYoca, 2f ebr.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. A yer .cc Co., Lowell. Mass.
Take Ayer'3 Sarsaparilla fcr ths Ccinplexicn.
iEsStvlra n n who
wrw iniasr w
An Asthmi Curo at T.rtst.
Medical science. at Jast reports u positive curo
for Asthma in tbo remarkable Kola plant, a
new botauiciil discovery fouud on tho Congo
River, West Africa. Its cutcs arc really mar
vclou.s. Rev. J. L. Uouibg, of Mnrtinsburn. W.
Va., writes that it cured him of Asthma of fifty
years' standing. atuHIon. L. 0. Cltite, of Gree
ley, Iowa, testifies that for three years ho had
to sloop propped up in a chair, being tinablo to
Ho down night or day from Astiima. Tho
Kola Plant cured l'tim at once. To make the
matter sure, these aud hundreds of othor cures
aro sworn to under oath boforo a uotnry public.
So great is their faith in its wonderful curative
powers, tbo Kola Importing Co., 1 Hi 4 Broadway.
New York, is sending out largo trial cases of
tho Kola Compound, free to all 6tifiorors from
Asthma. Send them your name and address
on a postal and, and tlioy will send you a largo
trial easo by mail free. It costs you nothing,
and you should suroly try it.
A TENNYSON PRIMER. Hy William McNeilc
Dixon. Published by Dodd, Mead t Co., New
A most interesting book on Tennyson, with a
biography of tho poot, with some account and
history of bis pooms, n careful criticism of
his work, and au citeusivo bibliography of
Tennyson liteiature. To any student of lit
erature, and to Teiiuyson lovers, it will prove
a iascinatiug volume.
Tho biography is written as tho biography of
a poet should bo with au attempt to desciibo
the influences of his life rathtr than to re
hearse a host of little details that aro of no
value. Those happenings and scenes of his
life that became a partof himsulf a part of bis
character, ami ihcrcforo a part of his poetry
it is of thoio wo wish to hear. Tennyson's
life at tho Uuivorsily, his prize poem "Tim
bttcloo," his friendship with Arthur ilallam,
the visit to Spain, and his sympathy with thu
revolutionists tlicso aro parts of bis lifo that
helped to m.iko his poetry what it was.
There is an interesting bit of description of
tho young poet written by Carlylo: "A great
shock of Misty-dark hair; bright, laughing,
hazel eyes; massive, aquiline face, must mass
ive yet delicate; of sallow, brown complexion,
almost Indian looking; clothes cynically loose,
free, and cuy; smokes infinite tobacco. His
Voice i'h musically metallic, fit for loud laughter
and piercing wiil, and all that may lio be
tween; speech and speculation free and plente
ous; 1 do not meet in these late decades such
company over a pijc."
His friendship in London with Thackerny,
Carlyle, Mill, Giadstoitc, ami other men of deep
thought imptcsscd his philosophy.
Of his scusilivctics-s to criticism, it is said that
an adverse critic always Hung htm, and some
times ho rushed into print with reckless replies,
hut he always accepted the suggestions and
criticisms eventually if they wero worth any
thing. An incident connected with his "Charge
of tho Light Brigade" is woilh retelling, to
quote from one of his letters:
" Having beard tlniL thu bravo soldiers heforo
Sebaylopol, whom I am proud to call my
countrymen, haven liking for my ballad 011 the
Cliargo ot tho Light Iirigatle at Balaclava, I
have ordered a thousand copies of it to be
piiuted for them. No writing of mine can add
to tho glory they have acquired in tlu Crimea;
but if what I have heard be true, they will not
bo displeased to receive these copies of thu
ballad from me, and to know that those who
bit at homo love and honor them." Al.ritKD
Tennyson's long life singing from the timo
when a little child ho played in tho garden
through his splendid old age, is full of happy
incidents, ilu was biugularly gifted with
Jriends with success financial and witii the
higher success. Ho liad for friends Eomc of
tho finest men lliatr tbo wot Id has ovor known
and every prosperity in life seems to have been
provided for hum
Following tho .biogiaphy como chapters 011
his early poems itn TIlo Pr in cess In Meinoriatn,
Maud, and other poems. Idyls of tho King,
Euocii Ardcn, the dramas ami ballads. Lastly
thero is a critical essay, aud with one paragraph
from it we v close:
' And slimming .us ho did in bis own person
and in his work, tho gams of the English race
throughout its lung and splendid history of a
thousand years, ho must htaud for us. as he
surely will stand ' for all tho future, as the
poetic heir ot England's aristoeratie, intellec
tual, ami heroic traditions.''
Even in so fragmentary a review :ib this,'oue
must seo tho fine stliritof the book ; indeed, it is
0110 of the most delightful volumes on litera
ture that 0110 can find, and well worth being
dedicated to Dorydcu the master-critic.
THE ENDING OF TH 12 TIDE. Ity I.011I1 Keekc.
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Louis Bccke'.s stories of thcSouth Sea Islands
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written, dramatically told, and they toll of a
new and strange country to most of us. They
aro not pretty little romances, but aro strange
stories of the lovo of tho whilo men and the
brown men for tho brown women, ami for tho
beautiful girls who aro tho children of white
men and brown wpmeit. They aro tho stories
of a land where there l'H no public opinion, no
strenuous conventionalities, no laws; a land
of ease and warmth and languor and love. Men
kill each other for the women ; women kill each
other, or kill the men, as they love or bate, and
no one is answerable to any laws of conduct
hut his own, and his are tho laws of pIcHSiirc.
And 50 life' goes on. in the beautiful rcmolo
islands. Men trade a little there. Shins como
in from the great countries bunging whito men,
who fall under tho spell of the island's lauguot
ous softness of the climate, and of tho women.
To all of us possessing a bit of obi Puritan
conscience, it is astonishing to find that there
aro places whero all that we strivo for ambi
tion, learning, honor, wealth, position aro as
nothing. However, with all tho accounts of
love, plcasuro, aifd desire, there is no sickly,
morbid hunting after tho unclean. Tbo talcs
aro simply, truthfully told of lifo as it is to
these children of tho sunny islands.
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Tho May 11 umber '.of tho SI. Nicholas is a
charming Spring number, with J. T. Trow
bridge's story of the Prize Cup, and the Siuhad
stories continued, wijh a dainty stoiy of Tho
(Iri-en Katiu Gown, and with a host of bright
poem?, stories, and pictures, making ono of tho
most delightful of magazines for young folks.
Tho Pocket Majjhz'mc for May, Contributions
by Stephen Cr.'iutt.'aitd others. Published by
Frederick A. Stokes i Co., Now York. Price
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Harper's Magazine for May. Special feat 11 res :
Mark Twain, seven illustrations, by Joseph H.
Twichell; Through Inland Waters Ajouiney
by canal-boat tip tho Hudson to Luke Cham
plain sixteen illustrations by the author, by
Howard Pyle; Ungliiu I and America 111 18(i:i
n chapter in the life of Cyrus W. Field; tho
Dashttr Explorations, hyjarrjues Do Morgan;
At Home in Virginia Washington a.s the
young head of a household and man of nlliiir-,
bv Wood row- Wilson; tho English Cii-ds,
by an Eastern Dinloiipnist. Lmlo Fairy's
Constancy, by Julian Rilnb, gives an insight !
111I0 Hits courtship ami murrineo customs of
China. Other short .stories in 1 he number aro
Tbo Rringing of the Ro-c. by Harriet Lowis
Bradley, with an iliu.ittatiou by Albert K.
Sterner, aml Three Old Siaters and the Old
.Beau, by Mttiy K. Wiikins.
Igip . THEteTeRHALF."
It is said that thero aro a hundred or two
different kinds of violets, including their first
cousin;, the pausics. Twenty or more aro to bo
found in America. TI10 English violets aro
fragrant, and so aro those grown at Nico and
Cannes. Of our wild violets, the littlo white
ones, with fino lavender markings, havo a
sweet fleeting fragrance; but our pretty pur
ple wood violets havo no odor, except for the
woodsy scent that all wild llowcr3 have. Wo
havo round about hero four or live varieties
tho wood violet, ranging in color from palo
lavender to deep purple; tbo pansy violet,
with two dark velvet lotnJs; the whito violet,
tho birds-foot violet, aud au occasional yellow
violet. Tho dog-tooth violet, with its largo
dowers and spotted lcav-3, is really a lily, aud
it seems queer that it should have been placed
witli tho violets at all. Naturalists have sug
gested various other names more appropriate
for it, as tho liotit lily, because of its speckled
leaves and its habit of growing near streams.
Sometimes it is called tho adder's tonguo;
but sinco the adder's tonguo is not speck
led, thero is no particular sense in that name
A frock that is typical of some thousand or so
in ovory city tbe frock that is "stylish " and
liked by ail the girls is made with a short,
close-fitting cout, ending in ripples jti3t below
llic waist, with bigslcovea, and with Iapol3 cut
ttfter a geometrical scroll pattern. Tho vest is
full, and may bo of Persian silk or grass linen.
A wide, fanciful ribbon is tied around tho
throat with a huge bow iu tho back. A black
suit made up in this fashion is generally con
sidered highly satisfactory. It is really a very
pretty frock if there wero not so many very
much like it. Tho lapels vary a little some
are great squares over the shoulders, while
others cling to the original triaugular shapes.
It is said that somo wicked women attach
false curls and waves to their own locks very
de'ftly by means of the side comb3.
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A black canvas made over green silk, trimmed
with a collar and belt of Scotch plaid ribbon,
und furthermore embellished with frills of
yellow laco up aud down tbo waist iu frout, is
a new fancy.
Some shirt-waists aro made of Scotch plaid
silk, and aro worn with while liueu collars
On Good Friday 21 poor widows wero admit
ted into the churchyard of St. Bartholomew
the Great, in Smithficld, and directed to a par
ticular Hat totnbstono, from which each ono
picked up a sixpence. On leaving they wero
presented with a bun and two shillings apiece.
No 0110 seems to know the origin of tho custom ;
but a ivr years ago a parishioner left money
enough to tho church to make euro that it
should bo kept up. Tie.c.
Hans von Bulow, while conducting a concert,
was much annoyed at tho noiso niado by somo
ladies. in ibe audience. At last ho could stand
it no longer, and, tapping for silence, ho turned
to tho audictico and said: "Remember, ladies,
you arc not saving Rome." Argonaut.
Tho French method of cleaning black silks is
simple and the results salt-factory. Tho silk
is thoroughly cleaned and brushed with a cloth,
then laid 011 a board or table and well sponged
with hot coITcq that has been strained through
a piece of muslin. Tho silk is sponged on tho
side iuteuded to show. It is allowed to become
partly dry and then ironed on tho wrong side.
Tho coll'eo removes tho shiny look and dues not
leavo tbo papery stitTn ess produced by .other
liquids. The silk appears thickened aud soft
ened by this oroccss.
Iu a woman's club in London they havo Saint
Augustine's splendid command for their motto:
"Iu goods things unity. In small things lib
erty. In all things charity." It is written o.u
tho wall of their main drawing-room.
The most popular of all counters nowadays
are those where. the ribbons are sold, and on
" ribbon days" tho stores are thronged. Sum
mer dresses and Tinorie3 seem to need innum
erable yards for tows and collars aud bolts.
s x a
Tho combination of grass linen with whito
chitloii docs not seem, to promise much beauty,
yet it is suggested as a stylish ono for Summor
There is a fancy now for making tho scams
of organdy gowns with tbo tiny insertions that
aro used for the seams of fine French under
wear. Pretty waists aro mado of strips of ribbou and
laco insertion alternating.
Among tho prettiest of Spring gowns, and
0110 that could bo copied in tho stylo picturod,
is to havo a skirt of finely checked material,
with a jacket of plain. A grccn-aud-t.iu
checked skirt with tho jacket matching thu
dark shade oftho ;recn is especially dainty.
Tho full waistcoat front is of tho checkered
material. White pearl buttons aro used very
prettily to decorate tho frocks.
The French girls and tho crcolo niaidotts in
Now Orleans havo a special season of fasting,
prayer, and pcnanci: ' Netivaino" lasting
nine dav.. during tho Leuteu season, when
they pray pmUeularly for a good husband for
T,.Tn-i '" - - --' -.-.. -rfl
When Baby wasslclr, wo gave her Castorla.
Wlien sho was u, CliiliL sho cried for Castoria.
When BhobocamoXibs, sho clung to Castoria.
Wlieu sho had Children, she gave them Castoria.
a French girl has a moro lively horror of spin
sterdoui than has her American sister. Saint
Joseph isspscially appealed to, and little leaden
images of him aro worn by the girls to aid Choir
cause. A dainty French novelet tellsof ayoung
girl who went through her Netivaino devotions
and woro her Saint Joseph faithfully, but with
out any evident result. So ono morning, iu a
fit of discouragement and temper, sho threw
tho littlo saint out of tho window. As Provi
dence would havo it, he struck a young man,
who picked hiia up and carried him to the
house, thinking: ''Sne i:l ha lst her Paint
Joseph; I wiil return it." tt'imi lie iw the
maiden ho straight w.. y Ml u ov with her
and she witli him, ami t thu ending f the
story does credit to the gootl su.nt alter all.
Thero Is a story roing tbe ronnda of an
American millionaire Hr American mii
lionaircS, how much fun is poked at them
who admired so much the lawns around the
English houses, that one day be approacbod the
old gardener, and, with his hand in hi pocket,
significantly, asked him tho secret of their
smooth noss and evenness.
" It's worry simple, sir," said tbo gardenor;
"you cuts it a3 close as over yon can cut, and
thou you rolls it aud then you cuts and rolls it
for GOO years."
In the ".Aran's column " in a fashion paper,
tho oracle says: "I could not aud would not
wear a crass-green shirt, but some ono with
a fair Anglo-Saxon complexion would bo mo3t
picturesque in such array. Everything depoud?
Pinks and blues are the softest tints for men of
ordinary coloring. Lavender is doubtful, and
yellow is out of the question. Then, agjiu,
men must pay attention to the combination.
In these days when purples and blue3and greens
aro mated, ono may wear anything; hut, then,
fasjastjc contrasts aro not to be experimented,
with. I know that this Summer will bring out
sorno extraordinary eirect?. I only hope that
the bizarre wiil bo avoided, but I fear waist
coats near not the dangcr-liiie." Oh, these new
men I These new men ! Think of an Anglo
Saxon in an applc-grceu shirt, or of waistcoats
S" gayly colored a3 to be "near tho danger
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Alexander is coming obr to Aniorica to choose
a bride for bis son, the King of Scrvia, whom
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will have, and who forsooth must choose tho
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Both tho father and son are conspicuously,
notoriously depraved, and it is to be hoped that
if the gossip about his coming hero be true, that
he will fail in his mission, even if it would
raako au American woman a Queen.
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carriage on the road?.
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