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THE NATIONAL TIUBlfflE: WASHlHSfo DL 0., THURSDAY, MAY U9 1596,
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WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
SrKSAT. Mat 3. Baron von Kettelr, of flic I
Gorman embassy, was notified of Ins njijioint
xuout as Minister of Germany to Mexico.
Bnrou von Krllelor's riopmture will cause
much rccrot in WnsHitipion, wheio his is
immensely popular, lak.np a lively interest
iu ridiiiK and driving, lucyclinj, and otlior
out-of-door sport, as well s liciiiR Iho popu
lar beau usually eelecttd by tho bachelors at
llicir swell jroncaus during tho Winter to
lead ilia cotillion.
MONDAY, May 4. A Grant Monument As
sociation was formed, with Hon. WhIsaii C.
f-qtiiio as President nnd Ii. H. Warner, Sue
jetarv. Sennlor i-'quire's bill apiiiprbitin:
fJOO.OOO tor the monument having been
favorably noted upon, tho project of uncling
nstii'.ai'ie memorial l Gen. Grant in Wash
lnglnn ib now taking dcilniio shape. Many
letters heartily indorsing the tr"jct and
ccnimending Senator Fj aire's zt'ul in Uo
matter bavo been ictoived by him. The
monument, it is expected, will bo placed
upon one of the Government reservations
jet to b chosen. Additional money will be
raised by personal buUuri-itiou to add to tho
app wpi tution.
Tutsu v v. Ma v 0. The Secretary of the Treas
ury unite n letter to bonutor Allison, Chair
man of too Senate Committee on Apfironiia
tionF, callitig nttention to nn ostimnted de
ficiency of Sl.130.O00 for defraying the es
penscB of colluding tho revenue from cus
toms for 38HG. The jtornmiient :.nuual aw
proprintion fortius purpos-, as fixed by tho
j.ct ofTSTl, is $5.00.U00, not including fines,
etc. The Secretary points to the fact that
notwithstanding this vrovisiou was innde 25
years ago, the iipiiropMtintto-tlay is smaller
than it was iu 367J, wliilo tho demands upon
it have increased. Ho s-iys the expeneo of
colieethic the customs revenues for li5 was
$C,y00,281, whorcas tho rrrrii-ts from that
source amounted to$l52,13&.C17.
WtDSmiAY, May 0. Another murder oc
curred this evening about 6 o'clock iu the
came territory iu which JIiw Kreplo met hor
liorribJo fate on Monday. '1 he victim was
William Jmios, colored. Tho murderer,
cwi6 Walker, is nlto a negro. Tliey met
at the liot;so of llarnict Iiniley, ou Erio
fctrect, and after eoiuc .words had a violrnt
quarrel. Walker wont out and returned
with a iUl. Stepping into the room whte
Jones was ho fired tlnee shut into his body
and then fled. Jones fell to tho floor, and
was afurward taken to tho Frccdinci.'s
Ilostuiai. whore ho died. Walker was pur
sued by n hundred citizens, and was finally
gii rroti tided and held uutil oCicers froui
TjitiJusoAY, May 7. The monfclily statement
of the amount of Uic principal articles of
domestic exports itsued by the Bureau of
Statistics shows that during April, JfctKJ, tho
amount of breadbtofio extorted from the
United States was $y.270,3-57, which is fitih
Et!inti:ill tucsameaironiit as for April, 1B95.
For the 10 mouths ended April 30, 1S35. tho
bread stn Its exportations amounted to $111,
i)5b,78fi, a gain over the sanio period iu 1K5
of about SSiflOO.OOO. The rottou exports lor
April aggregated $J4,2(5?.5iM. a loss from
April. Ib0., of about $1,H40.000. for tbo
sujht kxuMIis the loss was nearly $8,0),(KK).
FitlDAY, May 8. Cantonment No. 1, Oriental
Order tit Zouave, was orjsanimi by the ulec- i
tion f-f Edwin J. Swept. Alot High Pasha;
L. Will-on, Mosllit-Ji "blvman ; Isaac A. Kse
crarie, iiost Jljch.ilofti ; M. A. Dillon. Host
High Ifchcr; H. J. Doolan. Secretary; V. W.
Chambers, Hanker; O. V. Mitchell, Captain;
I. Y. Totere, Lieutenant. This is the new
seciet Order organized by Michael A. Diltau,
or Ibis fily, early in February, and or which
beifc ii.uhighcft officer in the Supreme Lodge."
Tho cots of the Older art! rod, while and
bhi". at d the object of the Order is to itiuil
cato ohtiitiPin. Cantonments have already
been o'eauized at Hudson, Mich.; New Or
leans: i-nrlinnlon, Vt.; Akron, 0., and an-tilijtti"ti-
Jmve been received from thi-r
plsioes. The local Cantonment starts oil" with
about 50 members.
Eattijiay. May 9. A large numbor or dele
gates t the Supreme Council of !-, Ameri
ca u rrt'tectivo Association arrived to aitond
the SfSKioiiF, bogiuuiug tho first of the week.
) . a'touutof the troublesome questions to
be uca!t with, will ptohnbly be in session for
fc verai day. Fuprcmo Prmidt-ut H. J.
'J rayr.ur declared that if the old parties re
fuse to recognize the principles of tho A. P. A.
a call will be issued lor a National Coit?n
tiou to organize a new jmrty, wlrirtt wilt 1ms
joined by citizens who are tired of ling rule.
CHAT OF THTv COWMDORS.
It is now the expectation that Congrees will
EfTJourn abut June 1. The Ways and Means
Curumitloe last week reported a resolution
aulhoririug liiTjournmeut on May IS, whitsli
ya aiuptod. litit there will ptnbabiy bo goiao
rtccossary dekiy iu otosiug quite so early.
!cpriitalivc Sulloway is not afraW to say
wiiMl he eboost iu roepoi.se to foolish opfto
fcttiMii Ut (wtiaiou meahtrrch. The other day Iho
liwuie was aekod to grant a nsiou to tho
i.lw of Col. Michael Donoboo, once a member
of Gov. iltMull's t0'. Some Brigadier from
the futli inquired tho whys and wherefores,
and ilt. riulloway prHHUy rospond; "I
ask it for tho very best roason iu tit wot4d.
This Gettermi was one of the most an vntuttful
killore of ttflieis the Nrth piodured. The re
mark wc 8pdodcd ten the Itopublican title;
the ISrigKtliur tubbidod jxnd the bill was pasted.
Senator Mitchull is a grant advocate of the
election of Senators by tho people It has been
a bobby with him for a long Umo. He began
to agitate tihe Bullet a long time ago and by
the introduction of jiit resolutions and by
apcecho has kept up the agitation. Ho gav
notice recently tliat before CoiigrohH atfjonrn
be will niowtt to tako up his losolutlon, not for
the purpww of having it fttrtlior debated, but
with tho iutoutiuu of pieaisini; it to a finnl
The opponents of Speaker Becd havo had
in neb t wiy about his aiJugtness as to thoap
proptiatintos ofpuldic moneys. Well, tho pub
lic bu.ittti bitte may have boon hold up. private-
tlaitttti may have beeu sot aside, tho
appropriation bills may have been pared to the
lowest iioteb to which thp Speaker bus lnwn
ublc toUiave thorn, but the pousiou biila have
been eed merrily along. Not so fast or eure,
perbnp. as iu tbo S.nale, wbure worthy jwn
aion bills are passod with almost can non-ball
ewiftuu&s, but Bt41! qeito fast.
This Is tho season whon brides arc to bo
fouud in full force-in Wabhingtou, Rd aleo tho
ccaEon whon tho wily Capital guido gathers iu
tho Bhintug ahokols fiom tho bridegroom.
Lots of theEo blithesome creatures como from
far-off districts to visit Washington for the
ouo time in life and that their happiest dur
ing the honeymoon. The Capitol building is
tho great resort. It Is so grand and Inepirins
to gazo npon the Wnile House and realize
that only its walls prevent jou from rubbing
up against the man who rules the destinies of a
liuudred millions of people, but it is even more
bo to Etroll through tbo labyrhitbian corridors,
iu tho CapitoL that have echoed to tho footfcdls
ofjthc great and powerful whose arms-attdn-oicea
Wvo made this Nation what itie.
The moment nature begins to deck herself
tho over-prosotit guide begins to deck him
pclf to receive and entertain and instruct tho
bride for the reward his attentions fairly earn
for him. He can spy hor, far offs iu tho throng
titat eirges down the corridor of tho Capitol.
He knows hor by her dress, by her gait, by hor
manner there is no deceiving him. lie has
liuon studying tho ear-marks, so to spenk, of
nuptial tourists for years, and "ho knows them
all. Little tho happy couple dream that tho
moment- they place themselves iu tho bauds of
this courteous little guido they go on cxbibi
tion. But so it is. Tho moving throng rccog
uizos them. as Spring blossoms and halts to in
spect them. For an hour or more they try all
the echoing stones and tho " telephone cor
ners," listen tc recitals about tbo great pictures,
and view tho houses of Congress iu session
Alter tho whole history of tho great building
and the wonderful things said and douu inside
of it ate beard, a trip is made to tbo dome.
Then they drift down tho corridor with tho
thioug tat sweeps toward tho House wing of
the Capitol, and they go forth to visit tho War
Department and the Navy building, ami tho
aiisbeem, and the Treasury, and tbo hundred
other points of interest iu this uoblo aud his
Tho Pension Bureau tho other day notified
Mrs. Margaret A. Hurler, of Bonno Terxe, Mo.,
of final action on hor application for restoration
to the pension rolls, after a suspension of nearly
20 yeais. Byhe favoiable action of the Pen
sion Department she comes into possession of
$2,200 and 12 a mouth during her widowhood.
This case, which has beou ponding for about
three ycais, possesses soma peculiar features.
Iu 3SG4 John A. Marler enlisted in Co. D,
31t Ho., and was sent to the frout at Vicks
burg. Here bo fell Firk and died, leaving a
widow and three small children in extreme
poverty. Mrs. 3Iarlcr, after some time, was
awarded a pension of $3 a month aud $2 addi
tional for each of her threo little children.
After fceveral years an ox-soldier by the name
of ltatiEom A. Walker sought her hand iu mar
riage, aud sho yielded and relinquished her
pulsion. For more than a decade and a half
the family Ftrugglcd with poverty. At last the
hubband succumbed to wounds received in the
army, and about four years ago died, leaving
tho widow brokcu in health aud utterly dciti
tuto. Mrs. Walker then asked for pension as his
widiw, hut, wliilo collecting the evidence nec
t'Saary to establish her claim, she discovered
another wife, from whom ho had parted somo
time previous to his marriage to her, and who
had diod but a couplo of years before Walker,
who, It is understood, believed his former wife
dead when ho man ied agaiu. Mrs. Marler, as
she was then to be known, thought the matter
over, aud finally it occurred to her that, hav
ing once drawn a pension aB John J. Marler's
widow, and never having been legally married
to anyone else, she was necessarily, his widow
still, aud as such entitled to her pension from
the date of its suspension to tho present. By a
ruling of the Pension Department she was re
quired to obtain a detreu of court of record an
uuliiug her supposed marriage with Walker, as
a precedent to ostahljbhix.g her claim as- tho
widow &f tho ouly man to whom she had ever
been legally married. "This tho unfortunate
woman succeeded iu doing.
A medal of honor has bpeu awarded to Wil
son Smith, now of Borne, N. Y.f late Sergeant,
Co. F, N. Y. Att., for most distinguished gal
lantry iu action at Washington, N. C, Sept. 6",
JSfi"2. This uou commissioned ofiicer (then a
pr.vatc) took command of a gun (the Lieuten
ant iu ohargo having disappeared) and fired tho
same so rapidly and effectively that tho enemy
was repiileod, although for a timo a hand to
hand conflict with the enemy occurred over the
Mitrisier Donby. who has represented this
country ia China longer than any of bin predc
cefwors, aud who has had ample opportunitj to
jtidga of the importance of tho work accom
plished by missions, has sont to the State Do
purimcHt a voluntary dispatch upon the sub
jot, in which he boldly proclaims that tais
siwns do milch good. lie Beys no one can con
trovert the put cut fact that the Chinese are
ctttmnou&iy benefited by the labors of the mis
sionarios iu their midst." Foreign hospital?, ho
dootarcn, are a great boon to tho Kick. China
before th advent of the foreigner did not
know w4iat surgery wa.. There are now more
than 90 charity hospitals iu China, which are
presided over by in on of as great abiiity as can
be found etfiewlicrc in the world. In the mai
Uir of education there arc schools aud colleges
all ovor China taught by the mibsionaries.
Miaittcr Den by has been present at the exhi
bitions given I y tha scholars and says they
ihowed progress in a great degree. In the in
terest, therefore, of civilization missionaries
ought not ouly to be tolerated, bo wiys, but
ought to rccoivo protection, to which they are
onUttud, fiom officials aud encouragement from
atlior classes of puoplc. It is loo early now to
consider what effect tho last war may have on
tho interests of missions.
Latt Saturday tho Treasury Io3t $18.G00 iu
gold eoiu, whtob loft the gold balance at the
cliise f busiuoiu $117,775,4.
Gen. John E. Mulford, who was tho Federal
Couuuissiuuer for the exchange of prisoners
during the war, aud for many years afterward
a roftidont of Itichmotid, was in Washington
last week. Uo ha just returned froiu.a trip
to Florida with his wife, who is an invalid,
aud btoppud in -Washington to afford Jier a
EXTENSION OF CIVIL SERVICE.
Govoramout positions to the number of
20,359 were added to tho clarified hot last
week "by a wholesale cxteiibiou of tuo Civil
Service by tho President. There are now
65,135 such petitions. The number of cla-si-
tied pltH'es which are exemptud from exami
nation has been reduced (mm ilfi'.i'J to 7?.",
being mainly positions as cashiers iu thu Cus
toniM, Postal, and Internal Bcveuue services.
Indians employed iu minor capacities in thu
Indian, service arn nci-nssarily put in the x
ccpttd list. Almost all of tho pobitiotid iu
Yabhiugtou which have hcretoforo bcuo ex
cepted have been inc tided in the cump -lilivo
list. Tlio only classified positions iu Washing
ton which will bo excepted from examination
under the now-rules will be private secretaries
r confidential clerks (not exceeding two to
I tho President and to each of the tight Execu
LOYAL LEGION MEETS.
Attho annual meeting of tho District Com
maudery, Loyal Legion, tho following were
elected as officers: Coin., Col. Georgo A. Wood
ward ; S. V. G, Capt, Francis A. Cook ; J. V. C,
Col. Whcclock; Recorder, Maj. Win. P. Hux
ford; Uegistrar, Chief-Engineer William II.
Shock, United Statc3 Navy; Trcas., Maj. M. S.
Hopkins; Chancellor, Liout.-Col. John C.Gil
more; Chap., James H. Bradford. Board of
Oiiiccis. Gipt. C. Chase, Capt. Bobert Cablin,
Gen. Henry V. Boynton, Capt. John It. King,
of Baltimore, and Capt. Mansoll C. Goodrcll.
A banquet followed the installation of tbo new
officers. A numbor of Baltinioreans are mcra
bors, including Judge Phelps, Col. Hill, Gou.
Horu, aud others.
CLEARING A MYSTERY.
After an exciting hunt of three days and
nights tho muiderer of Elsio Kreglo, tho farm
ers daughter who was found with her throat
cut 100 yards from hor father's houso in tho
suburbs north of tho city, was captured at
Harper's Ferry by Mayor Burleigh, of that
city. More than a dozen men wero arrested
during tlnfperiod between tho murder and tho
capture of the right man. Dispatches and de
scriptions of the man who bought the revolver
found on tho spot tho store having been lo
cated at which ho purchased it -wero sent all
over this section. Irwiu Ford, a burly negro,
and tho known owner of the pistol, was taken
alter asovere struggle, and convoyod to Wash
ington on Thursday. Thonoxtday ho confessed
the crime, which was entirely unprovoked.
Ford will bo indicted by tho Grand Jury aud
tried as eooaas possible.
VETERANS IN THE CITY.
Daniel Hurloy, .list Mass., Nowtou Upper
Fall?, Mass. Com ratio Hurloy. who is a builder
by trade, has a record of 24 battles, aud there
is a movement on foot by his officers and com
rades, which will probably bo successful, to get
for him a medal of houor for gallant conduct
at Port Hudson.
THE LITTLE MAN IN BUFF.
nV WII.T.TA3I 11KKUY CI.AKIC, POST 139, DHrAllT-
aiEST op siAssAcnusirrrs, g.a.h., w. someusct,
It may seem to yon, gentle reader, or
other leader, that tho Man in BniT, whom I
shall endeavor to put before yon iu the
nrogrefcs of this sketch, would bo a person
age of small importance, judging; hastily
front the admission made in starting; out
regarding his unimposing bodily presence.
Jy uo maimer of means is such the case,
llathcr, bis diminutive size has doubtless
given him a great advantage in tho transac
tion of his business, which, while certainly
not of a commercial nature, has proved to
one individual, at least, to be business of
the greatest importance.
I can cheerfully bear witness (o the fact
that it has ever been transacted in a most
thorough and altogether bu&iness-liko man
ner. When I have trusted him implicitly
and followed his counsel without swerving
it has been well wilb me; while in the few
instances where I was so presumptuous as
to think that I knew better than be, the
utter l'a'lurc and misfortune which followed
soon brought me to my senses. On such
doleful t.ccaMons I would offer an apology,
with the best grace possible under tho cir
cumstances, and rny mentor would receive
it wilh a quizzical look which said very
plainly "I told you so," but not a word of
reproof or censure did lie utter.
So early in my life was I favored wilb bis
counsel that it would he in vain to endeavor
1 1 fix the date of its first importation.
While he was evidently invisible to all
others, thai fact awakened no surprise in
my own mind, ior he was like a second self
as to familiarity.
The first clearly-remembered monition
from his lips wan upon the impropriety of
my joining a parly of my schoolmates on a
bathing trip without tho consent of my
careful and excellent mother. I soon real
ized the force of his objections to my
truancy when, just beyond my depth iu
the limpid waters of " the cove," choking
and almost strangled, I was pulled out by
a larger aud stronger boy, only to see the
face of my "guide, philo.soper, and friend,"
wearing a slightly reproachful look.
The next instance that I recall at this
time occurred in the quiet borough of New
castle, Me., some two 3ears later. During
a short sojourn with Capt. E , a bluff
old retired penman of that town, in tho
Summer of I8o'J, I was one day assisting, in
boy fashion, at hay-making. Getting per
mission Irom my companion, a re ative of
the Captain, to try my hand at mowing,
a3 he turned away, the scythe, carelessly
swung, cut an ugly gab below one of bis
knees. To my unspeakable relief, the vil
lage doctor just then appeared on the ad
joining highway and speedily stayed tho
effusion ol biocd. My good genius who,
as I have forgotten to say, that morning
earnestly counseled me to use all due caro
in handling dangerous implements gtavely
surveyed thegood physician's Samarilau-liku
work Irom a ifeighboring stone wall, unper
ceived by the doctor or his patient. Tho
latter spoke no word of reproach, at which
I have in later year sometimes wondered.
1 will cite further but a single incident
which occurred during my army life. It
was while the old IMth Mass. was sta.ioned
at Camp Fort Lyon, near Alexandria. Va.,
and the watchword at that time was "Arma
and plates must shine." The kittle Man
in Buff," who, during the 10 years that had
elapsed since the Newcastle incident, had
from time to time apj eared with h is good
offices on the morning in question, perched
himself on thesitieof my bu.ik in our stock
aded Sibley tent, and admonished me to bo
very careful in preparing for "inspection,"
which was to be held on that Sunday fore
noon. Failing to heed the warning, I was,
m consequence of an alleged spot of rust
upon my Spiinglield musket, forced to pay
a most reluctant visit to the guard-house.
Such is life, however, in war time, at least.
Much more testimony might be adduced,
both in cases where my good genius was
heeded, aud where unheeded, but I forbear,
lie hnM never led me astray, but has often
hwlgtd the wny of a possible error. Loug
life, eay I, to the "Little Man iu Buff."
Mr. II. WiriTSTEix, a. well-known,
enterprising citizen of IJyroii, 111.,
writes: "Before 1 paid much atten
tion to regulating the bowels, I
hardly knew a well day; but since I
learned the evil re
stilts of constipation,
and tlio efficacy o
J'7 Tills, I Lave not had
10WK ono day's sickness
Zg&S''' for over Uy years
sn'r - not one attack
that did not readily yield to this
remedy. My wife had been, previ
ous to our marriage, an invalid for
years. She had a prejudice against
cathartics, but as poons she began
to use Ayer's Pills her health was
SSedal and Diploma at "World's Tair..
To Sesiorc Strength, take Ayer's Sarsspariiia
III I Mi I
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o joYoiia' sritiN'a
' For. to. llio Winter is )mt;
The ruin in over nnO ttono;
The ! nvors niipc.tr on the earth;
The limo of tho Moioi; of hirdu i come.
Ami the voice of thu. tuttlo is heard in our lnnd;
mi... n... ....... ..ii.ilt fmrlli ltr crrti flr-v.
And tho vines with the tender Krupo kvo r soou.i
Solomon's Sonff, 2:11-13. From "Itcadings
from tho liiblc."
Somo frock's for tho little ones nro shown in
tbo cuts to-day. For the tiny baby, ju3t in
short clothes, a gown of India linen or diraity
may bo made, with a short pointed yoke of
alternate etrip3 of Swiss insertion and fine,
hand-run tucks, and finished at tho throat with
a soft ruffJo of narrow Swiss embroidery. Over
the shouldcis aro ru files edged with tbo em
broidery, and tho short alecvc9 arc trimmed iu
tho same fashion. Little bishop sleeves com
ing to tho wrists aro hotter for every day use
than tho short puffs.
Thcro ia a tale poiug tho rounds of a wicked
man and a guileless 'bicycle maid. Sho was
ridingout on a country roail. He called to her
that her tiro was out of order, and that he
would fix it for her. Sho dismounted. Ho
"puttered " away for awhile at tho machine,
then mounted it to " try it." He rodo around
gently for a few minutes, thon got up good
speed and disappeared forever with tho bicyclo
of the maiden. Which was too bad.
It is said that tho eohr "In tho Gloam
ing" is a part of a true romance. Lord Arthur
U ill fell in lovo with' a young lady who
was his mother's (the Marchioness of Devon
shire) companion. She, fearing that a marriage
with her would spoil bis prospects, fled from
the Marcliioncs3, but besought until he fouud
her u;;aiu, aud they wero married, aud lived
happily ever after. Shc, I bcliovc, embodied
thu romance iu the song.
Gaiters bciug hot and clumsy, Eomo sensible
girb havo taken tp.,wcariug heavy Scotch
stockings in their stead. Thcso with low shoes
aro much moro graceful than gaiters or Icggins
could ever bo. Jlovrcver, some girls, having
weak ankles, wou't ride in low shoes.
Violets and green tuilo is tho Intcst Parisian
fad for hat-trimming and very protty it seouis
Picnicdays are almost here, aud tho making
of sandwiches in inevitable. Boiled ham sand
wiches or potted ham or tongue sandwiches aro
so tiresome. If ouo could ever go to a picnic
where thoy were not jnst for once ono might
regard them more kiudly. Cheese sandwiches
always please tho men, or hard-boiled eggs
uiiucod and flavored with grated cheese aud
salt and pepper, find favor with masculine pal
ates. Tho women, and mcu too, like chicken
sandwiches, hut as tho charm of any sandwich
Both in having tho interior substance in tho
form of finely-minced material or a paste of
somo sort, tho ordinary thick slices of bread,
with loose, uncertain slices of meat is not al
lowable. So chicken meat must bo chopped
very fine aud then put on the stovo with but
ter, milk, celery salt, onion juice, sage or any
preferred flavors. Let tho stuff boil up for a
few minutes aud thou remain simmering, so
that tho flavoring 111113 penetrate tho whole
satisfactorily. 'Lot it cool again before spread
ing tho bread. It ia an invariable rulo that
daintier sandwiches cm bo made by buttering
thu bread before it is cut from the loaf.
A short reefer cont of green cloth is mado
with a big, f-quaru H.dVor collar of green velvet
overlaid with strips of heavy lace insertion and
edged with a fiill of bice. This is very pretty
over tho white frock fl, and a little dark hat
trimmed with a wreath of nodding daisies
makes tho costume completely dainty.
Big sailor collars are moro than over the
fashion for small hoys and girls.
Great ia tho fad fojf, wUolc.whc.it foods now
adays, and often is the contempt for tho pasty,
soft white bread, so often found in our home?.
Mrs. Borer has said that Americans make tho
very wotst broad in tho world, but perhaps wo
arc now on the way toward reform.
Sofa-cushions for tho Summer may bo attired
ill gingham or calico, and bo fashionable too.
Thcro aro about TTkinds of collars and ncck
fisings that a woman may have those days. I
hoard a small, frizzy shop-girl say that sho hud
Yv'hito will, of course, bo a favorito for Sum?
mtr huts. rthbuiiH. fmcks. cloves, aud shoes; 1
Y Wnw&f v)
& fall ti-irw'Sv?r'W:TI?'i5'3l
A little girl in Boston wroto a composition
on boys. IJoro it is:
"Tho boy is not an animal, yet Uioy can bo
hoard to a considerable distance. Whon a boy
hollors ho opens his big mouth liku frog?, but
girls hold their tongue till thoy aro spoko to,
and then thoy answer respectable and toll juC
bow it was. A. boy thinks himself clevor be
cause ho can wade whero it is deep, hut God
mado the dry bind for every living thing and
rested on tho seventh day. Vr'hcii tho boy
grows up ho is called a hudiuud, and then ho
stops wading and stays out nights, but tho
iirew-up girl is a widow aud keeps house."
Iu ono of WUiltior's poems 13 a description
of iho ceremony of telling tho bce3. Ono
would suppose that this old superstition must
have cntiroly died outv But on a littlo farm
on tho Hudson Biver somo ouo saw, not long
ago, tho bocs told aftor a death. A member of
tbo family draped tho liive3 in black, saying
over, as sho passed from ouo to another, " Fa
ther is doad, father is dead," as if, indeed, sho
wore giving tho information to them. When
asked what this meant, sho explained, iu all
good faith, that the bees would bo angry and
leave tho place iu disgust, if thoy afterward
found that thoy had not rcceivod word at tho
time of so important an event in tho house
hold. Ono is always running across strango
fancies in out of-tho-world corners, but this ia
ouo of the Btrangest of all. iVcui York Times.
Somo of tho now orgaudics that aro floworcd
all ovor with pink and yollow blossoms and
overlapping greuu loaves, aro made up wilh ecru
or yellow laco for trimming, and green aatin
in ribbon for belt aud collar aud bows.
Apropos of headgear: A man's hat weighs
four or fivo ounces a silk hat sevon. Tho
weight of woman's hats varies, but tho average
little bonnet woig!i3 two ounces and a half, an
ordinary-sailor hat, with trimming, threo and a
half, and for a big bofeathored hat six ouueos
is a heavy weight.
For a larger girl a dress frock may be mado
of light wool or silk, trimmed down tho
front with Dresden ribbon cged with narrow
lace. The ribbon is put o7er a box-pleat, and
tho other folds of tho pleat aro pressed flat
and edged with the laco. A collar of tho rib
bon and cuffs of ribbon, luce edged, comploto
tho cos u me.
There is a currontsupor3tition that the beau
tiful Koyal Worcester china 13 mado of "dead
men's bones," and iu an account of tho fac
tories oyer in England, this is partially verified.
The clay for the fino china is a combination of
products taken from tho flint bouldors of Brit
tany, feldspars from Cornwall and Sweden, and
bones from America (why bones from America?),
with other materials. The process is secret. Wo
quote further from tho articlo in tho .Boston
"Thcso unlikely constituents aro calcined
and then ground exceedingly lino iu mills..
The grinding takes from 12 hours to six days.
It is a sight worth seeing, thoso powerful mills
raciug round tho deep truugh (made out of
stouo from Derbyshire) woightcd with heavy
bloeks, churning each materia, for each is
ground separately, into a thick white cream.
When finished, tho liquids arc strained through
iiuo hairsioves, aud all particles of iron with
drawn by moans of magnets. The different
iugiediouts aro then mixed together iu proper
proportions and kneaded into the required con
sistency, and tho clay is ready for thu throwor."
When tho clay has been molded into tho
shapes it is put in an oven which is bricked
up, tho fires arc lighted and aro kopt burning
for 4S hours, then four days aro allowed for tho
ovens to cool, and tho china is ready for glaz
ing, decoratiug, and finishing.
"Most of tho china is glazed, an operation
requiring caro and skill. Tho articles aro
bathed iu tho liquid glaze a muddy-looking
broth and the greater part of tho superfluous
glaze shaken off. Hut it i3 impossible to freo
them perfectly; besides, tho fingers leave
marks, which havo to bo removed after tho
glazo has been dried in a hot room. Womon
and girls aro employed for tliis work. Tho
ivory glazo is a delicate salmon pink beforo it
is baked, tho whito a dark drab. After it is
glazod the pottoiy, for tho second time, is
packed in seggars and baked.
"Aftor this the colored china is painted and
baked again. Tho gold is also baked in. Few
people know that tho gilt on cliiim is tho
purost gold that can bo bought. It is ground
with mercury and turpentino into a black
looking paint, and applied with a fine camel's
hair pencil. Hoys aro trained for this work
from 14 years of ago, it being nearly impossible
for older people to acquire the accuracy of oyo
aud hand necessary. It is a great drawback,
to tho production of artistic pottery that the
coloring is totally different in tho paint to tho
result after burning. For instance, gold paint
is black boforo and dull-gold aftertvard ; tho
brightness is produced by polishing ifwith an
agate. Other colors aro obtained from metallic
oxides: iron given red; cobalt, blue, etc."
Elsie Pomekoy MuEmoy.
Ono nn Mnhniiy tho Colt.
The other day Congresaruan Stone, of
Peunsylvaiiin, who ia one of the practical
j'okersof theffouse, approached irr. Mahnnj,
of New York, who is an suitliority on Celtic
orllioyrupliy aud orthoepy.
"Mnhauy," said Stone, "how would you
pronounce this woil,nnd lie spelled out very
carefully " AE-n-c-11-i-u-e-r-y ?
"That's easy," said M-iluny; "Hull's the
name of au old Irish dook SDielUnery, a
little hit of Danish mixed with Milesiau."
"You're niistakeu," said Stone; "that's
pure English machinery."
Mahany collapsed. ''Don't tell nnyhody,"
he imp'.ored. "If that got out among the
Irish of my district it would ruin me."
When Baby was sick, wo garo her Castorfa.
When sho was a Child, sho cried for Costorla.
When sho becamo Miss, sho clung to Castoria
When sho hod Children, sho gavo them CostorU.
Work Being Done Everywhere in Us
ros-rs UKAxmousrr indorsing.
Since our last issue we have received re
port1 from tho following Posts of their
nuantmous indorsement of Tun National
TisiiiiHf B'3 Service Pension Bill :
C. K. Hall Post, 41, Department of New
Jersey, Asbnry Parle J.teob Preston, Com
mander; V,'. C. Hunt, Adjutant.
Ellsworth Post, 20, Departmont of Michi
gan, Hartford; "William IJennett, Allen Oids
and M. C. "White, Committee.
McClure Post, l-lo, Department of Missouri,
Eldon; T. "W. Shelton, Commander; John
Col. Jewell Post, 5U. Department of Ore
gon, Myrtle Point; J; K. P. Elliott, Com
mander; Orvil Dodge, Adjutant.
Pojjersville Post, 200, Dprtment of Mis
souri, TJoersviile ; J. J. Watts, Cjmratt.ider ;
L. B. Delman, Adjutant.
Wallace Reynolds Post, .12, Department of
California au.l Nevada, S-.tn.tu. Cruz, CaL;
Edward Pendleton, Commander; Charles
Cheater A. Arthur Post, 47, Department
of Oregon, Mcdford; W. T. Jvaine, Com
mander; Eli Fisher, Adjutant.
Tecumeh Tost, 537, Department of Mis
souri, Ridge Prairie; E. Grifiith, Com
mauder; C. B. Hooper, Adjutant.
Maj. Washington Po3t, 507, Department
of MUsoari, Shell Knob; W. W. Smith,
Commander; T. E. Meadows, Adjutant
An Asthma Cure at Last.
Medical sciepco at last reports a positive euro
for Asthma iu tho remarkable Kola plant, a
now botanical discovery found on tho Congo
River, West Africa. Its cores aro really mar
velous. Eev. J. L. Combs, of Martinsburg, W.
Va., writes that it cured him of Asthma of fifty
years' standing, and Hon. L. G. Clute, of Gree
ley, Iowa, testifies that for three yoars ho had
to sleep propped up in a chair, being unablo to
lio down night or day from Asthma. Tho
Kola Plant cured him at once. To make tho
matter sure, these and hundreds of othor cures
aro sworn to under oath beforo a notary public.
So great is their faith in its wonderful curative
powers, the Kola Importing Co., 11GI Broadway,
New York, is sending out largo trial ca3es of
the Kola Compound freo to all sufferers from
Asthma. Scud them your name and address
on a postal card, and thoy will send you a largo
trial, case by mail free. It costs you nothing,
and you should suroly try it.
Tho loavonwortli Home Trouble
Wo havo received the following:
"Wherens the Western Veteran, ihe oOictnt orgnn
of the Grand Army of tho Itepubliuof Knnsiisjii
iti issuo of April, 1806. stated that tho recent Stiile
Encampment at I'elolt, Kan., without a dfaseulhii;
voice, iieloptcd the follo-vmsr resolution-:
Resolved by the Urand Army of the Republic of
the State of Kansita. in annual Encampment as
sembled, Thnt vrn sincerely pJeilfjo cotilltienco mnl
support to ourl'cprcfleuUtives iu Congress in their
cHorta to puro the Home and to protect ttio iuter
cit.i mid honor of our Government, nnd to promote
the pence'aml happiness of oor comradei who ore
ltd worthy bcticllchirie. The position they hnvo
taken not only represent tho.ienthnuuts and eon
victiom of this organization, but tho fuelinjrs mid
belief of the entire people ofKnims, a popular de
sire as unirersnl 11 the nir; and.
"Whereas the foregoing resolutions wero not
ndoptttd by said Beloit Encampment, hut the fol
lowing sub-tlilute, which has the indorsement of
Thouuti Drsnuan Post, was adopted iu lieu there
of: to wit :
Resolved, Wo commend and urge tho pagsacoof
House resolution No. 211, providing for an invciti
untiou of the conduct of nit our XS'nlional Homes
for volunteer soldiers, nnd especially to tako up
and dctcrmhio justly and judicially tlio multitude
of grave charges nirainst Gov. Smith, of the Western
Branch Homo. This action i-t due alike to tho ac
cused and to hi accuser; to the Government aud
to tho vclernu Union soldiers of tbU State aud of
our whole country; nnd
Whereas while we. the members of Thomas
Brcnunn Post. 330, Department of Kansas, havo
remained silent so long a? the unwarranted and
vindictive assaults upon our faithful comrade. Guv.
Andrew .1. Smith, have been confined to pergonal
enemies aud (scheming politicians, wo cannot per
mit to pass uiircbuked thi same unprincipled
cotirao of misrepresentation when it come to us
tlirotish tho columns of the official organ of the
G.A.lt. in tho State, profoasintr the motto of fra
ternity, charity nud loyalty: Therefore, bo it
Resolved. That we stigmatize the statement of the
llcifcrn T'eferan referred to above ni false, uu
wnrrnuted by the nctiott of the Encampment and
as boaring upon its face the evidence of willful
Resolved, That while wo dcplora the connection
of our fraternal organization in any way with tho
unscrupulous War boiuc waged upon Gov. Smith,
we would be recreant to our duties as comrades of
the Grand Army if we did not reseut with iiiditi
nntloii the covert attacks of thoso who should bo
tho Inst to villify him;
Resolved. That tho members of Thomas Brennan
Post attest with pride their high esteem for Col.
Andrew J. Smith as a loyal comrade, a true friend
of the veteran soldier and nn executive ofiicer
whose .record has been mado brighter by the
seiirchiutr investigations which his enemies bavo
forcetl upon him.
AsnoKW FrsLKV, Chaplain, Thomas Bronnon
Post,j'W0, Department of Kansas, G.A.R.
John C C. Bowks, Adjutant.
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