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WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
ErNBAT, Amir, 2G. Tho Marino JToitiil
Eorvicc is bcpiiminp to rocoivc rejmris inrfi
aitiiiR that thero is reason ti fi'ar i?V4ire out
breaks of yellow fever in Rio Janeiro and in
Cuba this Beasnn. Dr. Cl.-iuy. United States
Sanitary Inspector at llmrie Junotrn, in a re
port dnleil March 17.Bavstl.at tlielever.it.
tncked nil except five of 2.1S pr-o.is aUonrd
an Jlnlmn vcpm'1, and that 111 'cd. Dr.
Camitiero, at Santiago do Cuba, nnniincS
that yellow fi'ver caused 40 deaths there for
ihe week ended Amil 11, and tliHt iej.orl-5
nro not very encourapinp from other ntie.
3n Santa Clata fievoral native Cubans and
two n op toes died from tho dis'n. 1 he ne
proes' death attracted much tiie.dir.il atten
tion, as it has been asserted that the oloml
laeo in Cuba enjoyed immunity from this
Monday, Apbil 27 -The Democratic : Con-res-
ntllio old stand in this city. Thet hairman, ! i nan wi.i noi no du.u ......Ub-.v
Senator Faulkner, lias s,ent out a Circular ' debt, and will staud fully paid for when the
Letter, in which he urges an earnest and a- j ast stone is laid.
proHsivo campaign, and holds out the hope of j .,
a I) mocMtic niajorily in the next Congress. , ,.,.,, ' .... . ,
Mr. Faulkner says in his circular thtt the ; IToshi Ton. the coming successor of Minister
jecord nf the present Congress is suixincnt to Kurino, has had an eventful career. As ayouug
coHdetnti tho Republican party. Yet if tho . man lie wclt lo Ensja,j, am had the distinc
record was tw.ee asdisgracefut ns M ; ., Dno- I q Ja to prafl.
ciats can have no hope if some of their load- 7, , ., . i i
en twill persist in keeping ibu to the front ! u:c from Canibr.dgo University and to bo
upon which the party is so widely divided ad in tied to tho bar. Returning to Japan
and threaten to bolt unless their ides and j thoroughly imbued with liberal ideae, ho bc
issucs aic sanctioned. They should take one . Camc al ,,", involved with the old couscrvativo
lesson, at least, from their political oppo- j GJvcrnni0IlU and aftcr beinK rcpcatc(lly ad-
TorMJAY. Ariui. 28. The Treasury deficit j monished aud punished for his radical uttcr
fot the 'fiscal year ending June 30. ItiUG, will aucos he was obliged to leave Japan for a time,
be approximately $25,000,000. This is tho ! Ajj tlufi w.,5 lt.roro the establishment of a rep
opinion given to day by officials and others rcsntilUvc Government in Japan. As soon as
Sis St ssrssssrrK - - - - p'f
vear. In his annual estimate switt to Con- dont of the first Houso of Representatives. Jn
grcFS at the beginning of the present fusion JtSU, being for the time out of favor with tho
the Secretary of tho Treasury estimated the j authorities at homo, ho left Japan and mado
receipts from customs during the fiscal year , f , w SJ)0mlnK somo time jn
lSJr7S; ZSu.JSO. j -.. --.., r....ti..i..
ccipts havo icached about $137,000,000, with I workings of Congrcs. JJoshi is ou excellent
a fair prospect of inrrcasing to $JG5.000,000 j terms with Minister Mutsu, to whom his selcc
by tho ctosoor the year. The estimate of the t t-on for tLe Washington Legaliou is to bo
Tcceipis irnm iiuunnu icvtiiuo ouuiui.. ... .
5103,UUU,UUU. Up iu mis lime tiicj ""
reached $120,000,000, and it is expected that
the figures for tho completed year will bo
about $140,000,000. The actual expenditure,
it is now thought, will aggregate about $332.-
snn rvn .. 6m I1AA RAn 1cc lli.m Mr- fu r !..!,'
SSo m ScemhcT VaT The Secretary's J
estimates at the time they were made were
believed bv thoso of long experience in the
Department to be extremely conservative.
The receipts from both customs and internal
revenue eourcc, however, havo been surpris
ingly low, aud there does not necni to be any
'immediate prospect of material improvement.
TncnsOAY, May 1. A tale of the ruin impend,
sng over tho tiuplate makers of Wales is" told
an a report to the State Department by United
States Consul Uowclls at Cardiff. The opera
tors find themselves hclplc&s, and havo dis
solved their Board of Control, while tho
Tin platers Union fiud it impossible to keep
the men in hue, and there is no uuifonuity in
wages. The American market is Tell to bo
hopelessly lost, and the greatest depression
is telt. Of the 491 tinplate mills in the dis
trict, uu less than 253 aro idle, while fll are
being rnu on a 20 per cent, reduction in
' agcs-'4B"at 125' per rcnC and 01 at 15 per
cent.; (fat 20 percent.; 5 :tt22i pcrcentand
6 at 15 per cent. There aro now twice as
many in ills as are needed.
Fjuday, May 2. Although the fact has not
7ct boon ollicially coinuinnicatcd to the De
partment of State, it was learned to-dny that
Shmicluro Kurino, the Japanese Minister at
"Washington, will soon be transferred to the
Japanese Legation in Italy, where a. vacancy
now ciiits. If is successor will be Hosai
Tori, a man of great reputation in Japan and
. thorough representative of the liberal
clement in that countrr. The purpose of
, !.. l.imiimii fJnfnn.iiinnf i,i t.ratifcfpmn'' !
Kuriuo to Italy is to becure tho benefit of his
great knowledge of tho subject of tariffs and
cxporioiieoiu treaty negotiations, to prepare
a act of similar treaties between Jupan on
one side and Switzerland. Belgium, and Por
tugal on the other. It is also posibio that
lii will be of service in concluding the French
neaty, now hauzing fire.
Batukday, May 3. Tho 7Gth general convcai
tion of tho New Jerusalem Church opened
here. Ofliccrs of the Youug People's Society
Xcaguc were elected, as follows: Ezra Hyde
Aldun, of l'hiladelpliin, President; J. GiiTord '
Thompson, of Boston, Vice-President: Mhs j
LucyS.Silkc, of Chicago, Miss Ida W. Hunt, j
Ul 1tilR(lllliLVIItUUU liauj V-. J.f,ti, u K.u .- ,
r t 1 . A It...... C A ...l- r lt..r.t-
lyn, Secretary and Assistant. Among tho
rcMrts that umn before the Convention was
one from tho Ministers' Council, which was
confirmed, favoring the ordination of the
llov. Mr. Broenickc, of Copenhagen, and M.
Decetnbre at Paris. It was decided to pub
lish the scientific works of Swedcn'iorg, be
ginning with the "Principia." The new
Swedenhorgian Cathedral here will be dedi
CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS.
Probably no historic edifice is so well known
at the prebctit time as the old Van Ness Man
sion, now used by the Columbia Athletic Club,
of thirc.ty, as a Iocker-housc. Time was when
Ui is old mansion was the chief center of attrac
tion for Washington society, and many fables
and romances aro ijow told with reference to
the place built by old Gen. Van Ness in what
was, in the early part of the century, tho fash
ionable qiiatter of the city, but which is now
on the borders of the desolate fiats aud dump
ing ground p. Some of the oldest inhabitants
can still tell of how tho immense old-fashioned
houseof brick, plastered over again with stucco,
waB the chief canter of attraction for tho social
butterflies of those halcyon days; and what in
terest was oxcited by the building of this old
pile, planned by the celebrated Datrobc, one of
the architects of tho Capitol.
Closely allied to this story, with all the fa
blas of the bluflf old CJeu. Van Ness, are tho
Elories of ibo choleric old Scotchman, Davy
Bunts, whoM cottage btood near tho Van Ness
houso, aud who was once the proprietor of tho
greater jwrt of tho uoithwcst section of tho
city. 'Many stones are told of the beauty of
his daughter, Marcia, who was wooed and won
by Goii.Vnu Ness, then Congressman from New
York, uiid afterward Mayor of Washington.
Davy Bonis died in 175!), hut his cottage had
been an object of curiosity ever biuce, until lust
year, aflur the Columbia Athletic Club secured
a lease uu tho property, the old cottage, which
was iu a very dilapidated condition, was torn
On the death of Gen. Van Ness, iu 18-iG, the
dcgoiieiatloi) of tho house cummonccd. Thoto
wab no duuet issue to olaiai tho property, so
that it pssecd into tho hands of several distaut
heir?. Lone of them, however, cared to live in
the immctibo house, perhaps on account of the
many grucsomo Ulce told of ghostly inhabitants
who made tho manifestations of their pn jenco
only on fclormy nights, when tho wind howled
around Uiu bsltlomonts in tho traditional
manner of romances, aud when btrnnge lights
were Eai(i by tho negroes to appear at the largo
windows. No servants could be pursuaded to
jetay in tho houso, and it gradually fell into
Tho For.icly of lite Danehlcrs of tho Ameri
can Revolution havo bepun a work that will
bo a notable- mcruoiial. It is proposed that an
imposinc hall bo erected in a fash ionahlo part
of tho city, a buildinpof handsomo appearance
and beauty of aichitcctur.il desisn, ono that
will bo among tho most interesting sights of
the. National Capita!, and which will servo for
the double purposo of IIcadquartcr3 of tho So
ciety and a place where relics of Revolutionary
days may bo preserved. Tliiswoik is under
taken entirely by women, and when finished
will bo a fittinp monument to tho patriotism
and energy of tho ladies of America. Thero
is now a fund of between six and seven thou
sand dollars on hand, which can be applied at
once to the building, but the proposition is that
not a spndc be put in the ground till a large
f fl fnml b(j hd( for rca( lJSCj
The ghostly crypt in the Capitol, tho round
dark room, with pillars directly underneath
tho lotunda, is now transformed. Thero are
a sreat ma,y people in the Capitol building,
including Legislators, who ride tho all-preva-
lout "bike," and now the riders range their
machines on stands all around tho circular
room. The crypt will soon lose reputation for
woirdncss and loneliness, now that the modern
steel horse disturbs the cohweb3.
When Senator Tillman was,' delivering his
second tirade against men and things in gen
eral last week, and ovcrybody in tho Senate
was trying to understand what he was trying
to got at anyway, the littlesilver pitchfork pre
sented him in tho West was very conspicuously
hi his scarf. Ho seems to he proud of the
name "Pitchfork Tillman," given him by the
newspaper men, on account of the peculiar
goturcMib makes wlfile "roasting " somebody,
a movement as if he were loading a hay wagon.
Speaker Rccd was discoursing tho other
night concerning the personal peculiarity of
his friend and spokesman in the House, tho
Hon. Xelson Diugley, jr., Chairman of the Com
mittee on Ways and Means. " Nnv, you Icnow,
Dingley has got the smallest head of any man
in the House of Representatives, hot it is chock
full of useful information aud nothing else.
Thero is not an atom of wasto room in it, and
all his brain is given up lo business. Dingley
never did anythitig that was not useful in all
his life. When ho lay iu his cradle ho was
thinking out problems in Euclid, and when ho
was a boy he found more pleasure in studying
his lessons than ho did in play. I am told by
veracious persons who knew Dingley in his J
youth that his mother used to drive him out 1
to play with a broomstick, and forbid him to
i.ludy more than 10 hours a day. Dingley has
no humor. He has no capacity for the en
joyment of what tho rest of tho worm
calls pleasure. His social inttincts nro
uot developed. Why, Duiglcy would rather
take a stubby old lead-pencil aud figure
out on the back of an envelope what rate-of
duty the Boinans imposed oa Persian wool
than sit on a narrow sofa in a dark room with
a pretty girl.
The letter of President Cleveland declining
the nomination is getting to be as momentous
a question iu Washington as tho famous one of
"Who struck Billy Patterson?" onco was at
Philadelphia. It If continually asserted that
such a letter has been written, aud is in the
possession of this and that prominent Demo
crat, who will soon mak: it public. But it isn't
made, public and the men who arc accused of
having it in their breast pockets coma out
after uwhilu and deny that they were over
intrusted with tho' precious document.
Seventy-1 wo Cadets will giaduate from West
Point, and so far there are but eight vacancies
in sisht in tho Army. They will bo takon
care of, however, by being appointed Addf
tioual Second Lieutenants until vacancies oc
President Cleveland is still giving thoso Cu
ban resolutions consideration." At least, it
does not appear that hu has done anything
else with them.
No matter upon what subject Senator Slew
art ri-es to f peak, it is only a question of a few
minutes whon ho wilt lug in the "Crime of
1873." It i getting to bean amusement among
the newspaper men in tho gallery to hot upon
how long he will speak hoforc ho gets to this
poiuU The other day some of them put tho
limit at 15 minutes, but lost because tho Sen
ator was not up to his uual pace, and it was
1D1 minutes befoto ho reached ''the cuormuus
Crime of J&73."
Last Monday tho Treasury lost $2,213,900 in
gold coin, of wh loh $2,loQ,00U was for export,
leaving tho truo amount of the gold reaervo
Thoy have already begun to fix up President
McK.tnlcy'6 Cabinet. Hens in an utliirl:
Secretary ot Slate Warner Miller, of Now
Srctary of the Treasury Marcus A.Hanna,
of On lo.
Pohtuiaslor-Guncral H. H. Nuhlsaat, of Illi
nois Secretary of War C II. Gron'cnor, of Ohio.
Sccictary of the Navy John E. Mtlhollaud,
of Nuw York.
Secretary of the Interior ItfchardC. Kerens,
Scciotary of Agriculture David Mai tin, of
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, B. 0., THURSDAY, MAY T. 1896.
GEN. GRESHAM'S REMAINS
Tho remains of Walter Q. Grcsham, Presi
dent Cleveland's lato Secretary of State, woro
interred at Arlington Cemetery Saturday last.
President Cleveland and tho mombers of his
Cabinet, now in tho city, had intended to meet
tho train bearing tho body, but this idea was
abandoned, as Mrs. Grcsham mado known her
desire that tho transfer and burial 6hould bo
attended with as httlo formality aud publicity
as possible Secretary Lumont and one or two
personal friends of tho Greshama were at tho
depot. Mrs. Grcsham and Otto Grcsham fol
lowed tho romains to Arlington in President
Cleveland's carriage. At tho gates of the ceme
tery tho funeral party was joined by President
Cleveland, Secretaries Olney, Carlisle and Her
bert and Maj.-Gcn. Milos, with eight private sol
diers and a Bugler Sergeant detailed from Fort
Mycr. The Prcsidont and Cabinet took their
places at tho head of tho line aud walked to tho
grave, tho cavalrymen from Fort Myer bearing
tho casket. Tho remains were lowered into
their rcsting-placo aud tho Bugler sounded
MURDER IN THE SUBURBS.
Washington has a murder mystery which
bids fair to rival tho30 which havo been stir
ring tho Western country during tho last few
months. Ebie Krcglo, a lG-year-old daughter
of Isaiah Kreglo, who lives on tho Ivlinglo
estate, a mile northwest of tho terminus of tho
Fourteenth street cablo line, was out driving
cows on her father's farm Monday about 3
o'clock when her sister and a colored boy em
ployed by a neighbor heard her scream and cry
for help. They ran to-hcr assistance at onco
aud found her standing in tho creek with
awful gashes in her throat. She was still
faintly murmuring when thoy reached her,
but soon expired.
As her sister, Miss Anna Krcglo, and William
Thomas, tho colored hoy, approached they
heard a noise in the bushes above aud could
malco out the form of a negro man escaping,
but could not sco him well enough to identify
hliu. Just above the crook there is a prccipico
about 50 feet in bight, where the hill breaks to
allow the pnssago of tho creek. Tho strugglo
of tho girl to prcservo her life and defend her
honor evidently began at tho top of the descent,
for all tho way down tho slopo thero nro evi
dences of a terrible fight.
Park Policeman Ciamor, who had boon in
the Zoo a bhort distanco away, arrived upon
the sccno and immediately took stops to arrest
the murderer. Snporintoudeut Baker, of tho
Zoo, who is a physician, was summoned, and ho
and Dr. Gibbons mado an examination of tho
body. Ofliccr Cramer, at tho head of an ex
temporized posse, then went in pursuit of tho
negro, and a detach mont of Georgetown poltco
also camc out and started on tho trail. Tho
woods about tho sccno of tho murder havo
been thoroughly searched, but no trace of tho
murderer hasyet been found, nor has tho knifo
with which the gashes wore in dieted been dis
covered. Tho only cluo is a pistol of 32 cali
ber, with two cartridges in it, found about 18
feet from tho body aud supposed to havo be
longed to the niurdcror.
ARMY AND NAVY.
Secretary Herbert is in favor of the doublo
turret, as adopted for tho Kentucky and Kear
sarge, and unless tho Walker Board, now in
session, produces something now and startling
against tho system the two-storied structuro
will bo included in the plaus of tho battleship
authorized iu tho Naval appropriation 1
pending in Congress. Tho Secretary has fut
iiiihed the Senate Committee on Naval Aflairs
with his reasons for preferring tho doublo
turret. Tho plan permits a better horizontal
range of firo; it secures vastly greater protec
tion to tho eight-inch guns; it permits tho in
stallation of a superior rapid-fire battery; it
secures a heavier firo in ovory direction; it
saves the cost and weight of lour oight-inch
gun", with their armor, sub-structtiro, turning
engines, etc., amounting to $248,000, and saves
weight in tho emplacement of tho 13-inch
Tho indisposition of Congress to tako action
on the various military bills has discouraged a
number of ofliccrs, who havo little hopo that
any" reorganization measure will bo acted on
this session. Tho Chairman of tho House
Committee states, however, ''that thero is no
doubt a reorganization bill will bo considered
by the Com in it too heforo adjournment and
favorably reported to the House." Ho further
says tho provisions of tho bill will bo on tho
same Hnc3 as Secretary Lament's proposition.
Ho gives little hopo that such a hill can bo
passed this session, but expects to sccuro for it
a place on tho calendar, when it can bo readily
reached early next session.
Was Chaplain or the 127th K. Y.
Editop. National Tnmu.vE: In tho isiuo
of April 23 you quote "The Oldest Chaplain "
II" v. Samuel B. Willis as belonging to the
158th N. Y. Ho was the honored and beloved
Chaplain of tho 127th N. Y, which regiment
wai ono of tho first to enter Charleston, S. C,
aud for ''good and suiilciont reasons" was de
tailed as Provost Guard of that "hot bed."
whoso spires wo had seen for so long a season
from tho dreary sands of SHirris Island, aud
served in that capacity till their muster-out.
Chaplain Willis, notwithstanding his more than
threc-scoro-aud-tcn year?, is a regular attendant
at our Hcuuions, aul his bright and honest faco
is always ono of tho "good things "of tho oc
casion. May wo havo many Reunions, and
may ho bo there to sco thorn. Jamks W. Ei.
niuDGF, Sergeant, Co. A, 127th N. Y., Hart
I'owclL Tent, Daughters of Veterans.
Editor National Trikukk: A Tent of
Daughters of Veterans was organized hero in
Julj-, 1E93, by Commander Isaac Powell, of
Bpecher Post, 22. Wc now havo 30 membors.
This Tent is known as Matilda A. Powell Tout,
J, and is tho only ono in tho State. Tho fol
lowing were elected ofliccrs for 1E9G: Pre".,
Mary E. Starkey; S. V. P., Aunio Silver; J. V.
P.. M. A. render; Sec. Sarah A. Silver; Trcas.,
Martha Bailey; Gaurd, Easier Hatch; I. G.,
Gatsoy Latham; Chap., M. A. Blangs. Maky
13. Staiikky, President, 15 Fohbs A'Icy, New
Berne, N. C.
California Kx-Irisoncrs of War.
The Los Angeles County Association held a
meeting at tho Soldiers' Homo at Santa Monica
tho other day. and 20 now mombers signed tho
roll. Many ex-prisoners in California are draw
ing no pensions, aud if tho Hainer bill, now
before CpugrcNS, were passed, it would givo
relief to a deserving class. Any Union ex
prisoucr wishing to join tho Association, can
do fco by communicating with Secretary W. G.
H'artzell, Pasadena, Cal.
The Gnfy One
To Stand flse Test.
Ttev. AVillinm Copp, whose father
whs n physician for over fifty years,
in 2sew Jersey, and who himself
bpent many years preparing- for the
practice of medicine, bub subse
quently entered the ministry of tho
:&L E. Church, writes: "I am glad
to testify that I havo
had analyzed all tho
tions known in the
; is the only one of
LIH.-II1 LII.IU X CUIIIU
'-' recommend as a
given away hundreds of bottles of
it, jus T consider it the safest as well
as the best to be had."- "Vm. Copp,
Pastor M. E. Church, Jackson, JMiun.
THE ONLY WORLD'S FATE
When in doubt, ask f or Ayor's Pills
V1-i. Of ,
TRIBUTE JO A MOTp.
Interview wilto Charles II. Pink-ham.
Malicious Stories About Lydia E. Pink
ham Never Having Existed Refuted.
Son of tlio 1'nmotn Io'iin IJonofnctor Tells
of irer Kindly Interest In Woiiian-
Iciml ami Her Actual Personality.
Lydia E. Pinkham, who is so widely known
by tho benign faco in tho celebrated patent
medicino advertisement, is not, as many people
suppose, a myth. To this fact thoro is no
stronger cvidenco than her son, Charles IL
Pinkham, whom tho Times-Herald roporlor
had tho plcasuro of interviewing to-day.
Lydia Pinkliam's personality has probably
ncvor hcon described in any of tho publications
illuminated by her kindly portrait, but tbatsho
was a living furco in tho world was a positivo
Charles JT. Piukhnm passed through Chicago
the other day on his way to spend a vacation
in tho west. To n representative of tho Times
Herald ho spoke feelingly of his mother and
tho painful impression that provails in Bomo
quarters ns to her non-czistcuco.
"Of course," said Mr. Pinkham, "tho mero
idea is absurd tp me, her son, who knew her to
bo tlio kinicst, sweetest, gentlest mother in tho
world. She was all her portrait speaks hor to
be, and her whole life was given up to doing all
tho good she could in this weary world."
BIMPLB LIFE AND SYMPATHETIC.
"Her life was simple and her henrt full of
sympathy and tender feeling. After tlio busi
ness grew with almost miraculous rapidity, sho
devoted her entire time to it, or at least tojjiat
branch, of it which related to correapoudonco
with women seeking hor advice, and her
plcasuro was iu that duty. I am proud to say
that my mother vrat not a myth, and that thero
was not a diop of selfishness in her make-up."
Mrs. Pinkham was unique among tho makers
of propriotary medicines. Slio was tho first to
print her poitraitin her advertisements, aud
that faco has seldom failed to warm tho heart
of anyone who has seen it. Mr. Pinkham car
ries a portrait of his mother in his insido
pocket. It is tho face of tho advertisement
Lydia Estes that was hor maiden name
was boru in Lynn, Mass., and before hor in.tr
riago she taught school in tho little Yankee
town. Hor parents wero Quakors, and ic vras
iu that simple fraternity slio exhibited her early
ideas of kindness. Her husband was a suc
cessful real cstato man, and possessed consid
erable wealth. There wcru four children, two
of whom Charles H. Pinkham and Aroliuo
Chaso Pinkham survive, aud who now own
tho business equally.
FIHST BREWING ON A STOVE.
Mrs.Pinlfliam had for years browed tho com
pound that now bears her name, on her kitchen
stove, aud had given it away to her neighbors.
When tho panic of lb73 camo Mr. Pinkham,
senior, lost his fortune. It was while the family
wero in straitened circumstances that ono day
two ladies drovo to tho Pink hum residence and
asked Mrs. Pinkham to soil some of her already
famous compound. This fact suggested the
bright idea of making tho medicine in quanti
ties and ollcring; it for salo. What followed,
every newspaper reader knows. She insisted
on carrying on her own correspondence, shar
ing her work with her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Charles II. Pinkham, and she soon camo to bo
regarded as a public benefactor. This title she
deserved in amplo measure.
When sho died she bequeathed her place at
tho head of the business to her daughter,
who to-day, with years of experience and study,
and by tho aid of a corp) of assistants, person
ally attends totho'grcat mass of correspondence
that flows in and olit of tho big concent iu Lynn,
and that bond of confidence so thoroughly es
tablished between Lydia E. Pinkham aud tho
women of Amcr:ca,,whurcby they woro enabled
to talk freely of their private illness to a woman,
has noyor been broken.
It lias been tho aim of this great woman's
children to carry on tho work begun by the
mother in tho samo spirit of kindness that
characterized hor whole life.
Lydia E. Pinkham is moro than a dispenser
of mediciuc. Sho is a fact iu history.
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Tho history is carried from 1789 to 18G0.
3Iugiiziiins and Notes.
Tho completo novel in TJpplncotVs Magazine
for May is An Impending Sword: An Ad
veutura by tho Sea; by Horace Aunesloy
Vachcll, author of Tho Ilomunco of Judgo
Ivtitehum, The Model of Christian Gay, etc.
Published at Philadelphia. Price 25 cents.
T7te Jlomry for May has Tho Howling Der
vishes, by ltev. J. M. Porricr; Tho Domini
can Convent, Tho Catholic Woman's Associa
tion, Tho Monroo Doctrine, Story of a llridal
Veil, and many other articles of plcasuro and
interest for Catholic read e is. 871 Lexington
avenue, New York. Price 20 cents.
The Arena for May has a very interesting ar
ticle on Whitticr, written by IL O. Flower.
Other articles of interest are : Prof. Roentgen's
Discovery, by Prof. James T. Bixby ; Mini in
His Relation to tho Solar System, by J. Heber
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Tho boughs are heavy with blossom.
The crass crows deep on tho lawn '
Sweeter nud ever sweeter
The blackbird pipes to the dawn.
The paths Ho pale in the twilight,
As palo an a rinj-.riuva'M breast;
The beech wood Is blue mid silver,
A faint roac fnilcs In tho West.
O, air of tho April clonmfns!
O, wind of the linnet's wingi
There it little else In be glad for.
Hut my henrt Is clnd for the Spring.
Jiosamnud Marriott Watson.
Mrs. Humphroy Ward has expressed, her
opinion of loap-ycar privileges. It i3 serious,
thoughtful, and exhaustive, and should bo
considered as more or less authoritative, com
ing from so profound a lady; but somehow or
other leap year proposing ou the part of girl3
always seemed a hugp joke, and never to be
considered seriously. Tho Philadelphia 7f
Wiii is authority for tho statements. Mrs.
Ward "seriously questions" if many women
avail themselves of their leap-year privtlege3.
Sho implies that tho right to propose belongs
only to two cIas3os nil men and reigning
queens. "I believe," sho says, "that it is con
trary to tho instincts of women to make ad
vances to tho opposite box, and I doubt if any
English girl, at least, ever wooed a man so pal
pably as Helen in Sheridan Knowlos's play,
"Tho Hunchback," is represented as wooing
her cousin, Master Modus. And yet it 13 possi
ble that, if the right to propose marriaga wero
given to women, somo good might como from
the oxercisc of it iu certain cases. Buahful
ncss In tho young mon of oar day is a rare fault
or merit, just as you sco fit to regard it; but
still I say thoro may havo boon men who havo
failed to marry tho women they loved bocauso
thoy havo been too bashful to ask her, and who,
while they may oftun havo screwed their cour
ago nearly to the sticking placo of making a
proposal, have been frightened from their pur
poso beforo achieving it, and have at length
loft tho lady freo to marry somo less faint
hearted and perhaps Ic33 worthy suitor or die
an old maid."
It- is said that straw hats may be cle.inod
with a lemon. Just cut tho lemon in two and
rub tho straw with it (tho juicy sido oftho
half, and if ouo lemon does not do the work
Threo "Summer Girls." Ono in a blue alpaca dress, with lapohi covered -with grass-linen
embroidery, another in an organdy frock, with frills over hor shoulders, and the third wearing
one of tho lace collars with a ribbon around the throat, so popular nowadays.
Tho following is quoted from Vogue: "Tho
modern garter isa moro ruchingof real blossoms
matching tho balaycuse, oriusidu rufllo flounce
of all our dresses, and which is mado of highly
perfumed flowers, with a viow of our waftiug
with every motion au intoxicating scent about
us." As tho Georgia girl would say: "Tut
tut! Vogue; it's a pretty tale, but not really
Tho agitation against big hataat tho theater
continues. Ohio is poking away at tho difli
culty as hard as ever it can, and ha3 passed a
Taw condemning tho practice.
Black satin skirts seem to insist upon being
favorites. Now it is announced that they are
vory sylish to wear with black tullo waists.
The whito vails, so becoming to most women,
aro to bo worn again this Summer.
Some man, who has nothing better to do, has
invented an umbrolla-liko screen toshiold fcuii
nino riders of tho bicycle from public observa
tion whon thoy mount, and, if they like, whilo
thoy are riding. When not in usu it folds up
in a neat leather caso attached to tho bicyclo.
It looks like two quarter-sections of an um
brella spread around the pedals. Its swelling
shapo allows freedom iu pedalling.
A London florist advises that palms bo
washed with milk and water, anil that an oc
casional drink of cold coffee is good for tho
roots of tho plants. Ouo wonders whether
they would like ico cream or asparagus on
toast, but porhups it is irrelevant.
Now that tho feather boas and tho littJo
mink heasties havo been driven into retreat
by the warm sunshine, lace, ribbon, and chiffon
boas tako their place, and almost every girl
especially tall, slender ones havo ruches. Tho
ruillos cannot aflbrd much warmth or protec
tion, but thoy are quite bocomtng, and givo
something of a finish to a street toilet. Some
times tho black chiffon or net is edged with
whito lace which is not at all pretty or it is
all spangled, which is sometimes pretty.
Gloves with broad black 3titching aro F-fcill
worn a great deal, but the fashion is being
used for thu cheapest kind of gloves as well as
for the fitter ones, so that the popularity bids
fair to run it into the grouud. Ono can only
get the gloves stitched with their own color
in tho fiuest qualities. They aro so much
moro modest aud inconspicuous, nud to many
minds moro artistic; though that, of courao,
is largely a matter of taste.
An astonishing turn of logic is brought up in
thequestiou of the proper manner of add rousing
women. It is as follows: A young boy is enti
tled ".Master" until he is grown up, when his
naruo is prefixed by "Mr." A girl is called
"Miss," and when sho becomes grown up no new
dignity of title Is allowed hor unless sho marries.
It would be ridiculous to call old bachelors hy
tho boyish title, "Master," but spinsters havo
only tho titlo of their youth. It is said that
that brilliant woman, Harriet. Martiueau, con
sidered it absurd to uso tho school-girl title for
When Baby was sick, wo gavo her Cnstorla.
When sho was a Child, sho cried for Castoria.
When sho hecamo Miss, sho clung to Castoria.
When tho had Children, sho gavo them Castoria.
a woman of her ago and position, and requested
to bo called "Mr3." It seems odd that with
her cnlturo and dignity sho did not choose tho
moro statoly "Madame." I do not beliovo that
in our day thero will lo any relief for womon
who aro distressed at having tho samo titlo
as boarding-3chool missies- for there aro not
enough women bothered about it to start a
respectablo crusade, llowovor, with all tho
talk, the good titlo of "Madame" is forgotten;
a titlo of dignity aud respect that may bo ap
plied to any woman, married or single. True,
it is not appropriato for vory young girls, but
it is a good addrcs3 for women in general.
'Mrs.," despito all argument?, is so clearly tho
property of tho married woman that tho spin
sters Imvo small chance for it except thoy pro
cure it at tho altar.
It Is" said that women suffer moro from bores
than do men, bccau3o thoy aro more patient,
and becauso they are so charming and uncon
sciously sympathetic that bores aro attracted
again and again to thorn, when they will lot
tho mon alono. Another point is that mon
consider their time and other man's timo valu
able, whilo a woman's timo ii gonerally regard
ed as without limit or value.
Ef-SIR PtlMRROY McEtROT.
LADIES OF THE G.A.R.
What National I'roililcnt Hlrt Thinks of
National Hkadqiart&r.. )
Lauirs of tiik G.A.TC. j
My Dear Sia-rnR-s: j N. Walker, Commander-in-Chief
of tho O.A.Tw., has seen fit to
interest himself in trying to consolidate the
women organizations of tho G.A.If. so far as to
appoint a committee to confer with tho heads
of department?, and J, as your National Presi
dent, Ladies of tho G.A.R., feci that if I did
not rai3o my voice in defense of tho Ordec most
dear to my heart, I would not bo "worthy my
When westand on tho platform of charity
and compare our work, compare our intentions,
compare our merits, thore 13 no line to be drawn.
Tho loyal women of tho W.R.C. havo done
noble work. Let them continue. No ono will
bid them Godspeed more heartily than your
humble servant. No one sees and appreciates
them more than I, who represent tho soldior
clement. I wish to see an organization per
petuated that will, as the ranks of our G.A.R.
thin out, and yearaftcr year tho roll-call grows
shorter aud shorter, ho in existence to keep
green tho graves, givo to the orphans, and com
fort tho widows as only ono bound by tho lies
of blood, can.
Cm tho woman who nover folt a babe's hand
caressing her sympathizo a3 sincerely with the
mother who stands by the gravo of her loved
one? No. nover; a fellow-feeling and afollow
s'orrow makes us wondrous kind. AH honor
to the woman who is loyal to her home, country,
and duty, in whatever form it may present
itself. But tho question before n? isr Can tho
loyal women of to-day sympathize with aud
be as near aud understand our motives as-tho
wife, mother, daughtor, and si3tor of the sol
dier? Hore i5 no room, sisrora, for comparison.
We would not discourage any earnest charity,
33 we have said before, but the question of con
solidation ha3 been forced upon us, and we
simply say it can never bo. Comradc3 would
you givo credit equally to tho loyal, man who
stayed at home to raiso grain to sell at exorbi
tant prices, to manufacture cotton to sell to
your wives at homo at thrice it3 value, and so ac
cumulate wealth to buy tho substitute to stand
for him in the ranks, and then say that the wife
of tho substitute is entitled to no mora claim
on the soldier than the wife-of tha loyal (?) man
who stayed at homo? True, wu had loyal men
who stayed at home .13 wo have loyal women
now, but they do not iwk a place in thoG.A.R.
ranks, for the reason that thoy havo uot oarned
it iu tho samo way. Tho samo rule must
apply to loyal women. No. comrades, you
have uot looked at this fairly when you ask us
to consolidate. Our doors aro open to every
loyal woman who ii tho wife, mother, danghter,
or Sister of n qul.linr P..r..n -...,! ...!...
Come, and help us tako caro of our own. Come,
t and let tho feeling of charity, loyalty, and fra
ternity no Harmonious; and let the sistera of
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the tics of blood, you who are bound to tho sol
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stand firm for your rights; for the comrade
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glorious name of a soldier. Comrades, stand
truo to your obligatiou, and God will give tho
Grand Army aud tho Ladie3 of tho Grand
Army tho victory, for He stands hy all that 13
truo and ju3r. Hoping that our veterans may
prove true to our cause, lovingly, voursister in
F... C, and L.f . Catiiki:.n-b E. Hikst,
Nannie H. Ross, National Secretary.
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