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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHI$WN, D. 0., THURSDAY,, JUNE 4 1606.
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WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
StTKnAY. May 21. TIio Union Yternn Legion
liold Mcmorihl service, mh etiMoinary tho
Sunday preceding Mrunniul liay. A feoivice
was lold for nil tho IhchI Etu,ntn;mieiits at
tho Calvary Baptist Chinch. Tlio iiudito
rlurn of Calvary Clinrcli was filled with vet
erans HJld members of tiioroiiiir-'iratitHi. The
veterans occupied tho pews inniu'd lately in
front of tho pulpit, and in front of tho old
Eoldiors 6tood vacant chair, ninth Uild iho
Blory of departed eonmulvs since tho last
Memorial service. They were draped with
crapo, and Inter were decoimcd with wreaths
of laurel and crowned with the wmith of
victory. Col. Luke- Jv-llv roiior.td tho
ceremony on tho part of tho two Eucatnp
niontH. Mr.. Flori'tico Kh-inrot h. on the part
of tho Lesion of Loyal Women, trowned tho
vacant chairs with the vrreuth of victory.
After tho name and a brief biography o! each
dopaitcd veteran had been road. Hie muffled
drum was heat in response P6t Col. Gilbert
0. Ktiillin made tho addrcBS in honor of l ho
deceased comrades. The Gr-.ml Army al'n
hold appropriate services, and at Soldiers'
Home quite an eitiboiato serxico took place.
Mokimy, May 25. '1 ho War Department
awarded to Col. Charles A. Clark, 01 Odar
Jaid. Iowa, a mcdal-of- honor for most dis
tinguished gallantry at Brook's Ford. Va.,
May !. 1KG3. Tiiis otliror was then Adju
tant of ihe Gth Me., having voluntarily
taken command of Ins rrgitiK'iil in the ab
sence of its commander, at yral personal
risk. With remarkable presence or mind
and fertility of re3ourco bo led tho regi
ment down a precipitous rmbaukiucut to tho
Jlappahsmnock lliver, and, by bis coolness
and goodjndgnient in the faceofthe enemy,
saved the command from capturo and de
struction. rtW!AY, MvrSG. Representative Woodman
( 111. i circulated n potiuon. ndtLrt-ased to tho
PiesideiiL. lequestins the pardon of Capt.
J. JL S. Wiborg, Captain ol tue steamship
Jlotsn, who was recently coiivirtfJ in tho
United states Dietrirt Court of Philadelphia
for a violation of the neutrality laws, and
which cousiction was continued ly tho
Supreme Court of tho United Mates on
Monday last. Wiborg was fieim-iicf-d to pay
a fine "of $300 and 10 he imprisoned for a
term of 30 months. Within otu- hour the
paper had received lL'O sipnntun, with
every probability that all the inen.bers in
the Bouse would fiign it if the opportunity
was given them.
YfcnxKRUAY, May 27. Carl Rohl Smith, or
Ciiicaj-o, will have the honor and dihimclion
of erecting a structure of granite and h rouge
in this city lo cotuuiernoialo the achieve
ments of Gen. William 'JVcuiusoli Micrmau.
This conclusion was renched to-day by tho
member of the National Shi rmun Monti
meiit CominiEfeion. which had i--uii led in
this city lor tjio purpose of deciding that
question. This committee consists u .Secre
tary Lumontand Maj.-Gon. Miles, represent
lnc the Goverumeiil, and Hon. G. M. l)eig',
of Now York ; Gen. J.W. Noble. t a. L.uis;
Gen. 1 B. Hcudeion. of Dubuque, Iowa;
Col. CornoliuB Cable, of C'imsim-ati; Col. J.
F. Howe, of St. Louis; and C..I. August in
Jacobson, of Chicago, leprcsenting tho So
ciety of tiic Army of U.c J iiuesf.ee. All the
gentlemen above named were in attemianco
at to day's meeting, with the exception or
Col. Iliwc and Col. Jacobsou, loth of whom
are now in Europe.
TbviibdaY, .MayUx The end of the St. .Louis
slorui, which swept the couwtry east ol tho
.Mississippi, reached Washington this after
noon. Tbore was thunder and lightning,
accompanied by a vind avenging GO miles
par dour. The storm came fioiu tho houth
wt Mini passed nearly due cast. 1 he ram
came dnwti in torrents for a i-bort time.
Many of the beautiful old trees in the WhiUs
House grounds feuOi-red b-vereiy. 1 he path
of the wind cau be traced thtougii the grounds
by thv fallen trunks and biauchtv. A i-pav
JOfl ynuls wide marked the progress nf its
tuty. 1 he wind took the root oil a church
at Vermont avenue and Kouiteenth street.
Trees were blown down in every part of the
city, and many fcror.il houses vice m.roofed.
The instruments of the Wtather Hureati at
the Capitol disclosed r.n unusual and proba
bly an utirqualcd record. In If than livo
miuutcb there was a diop of 31 in tem
perature, while for five in mutes the wind
maintained a velocity ol 7! mi let an hour.
A boy was killed by the falling of a cthtnjiif3.
FiUIMY. May 29. Word was receited that
tbo Louisiana Legislature, alter a deadlock
of 10 days, nominated cx-Gov. S. I). ilcLn
cry for United States Senator to sutcewl Mr.
Pianohatd, his term beginning in March,
3697. Tlie vole on tho last ballot stood
McLuery, 03; Detiegre, GG; required to nom
inate, OS. McEnory was the nominee of the
DiMiincrauc caucus, aud Dcnegro was run
ning as ti Independent, candidate, receiving
the support of tho ItepuUiratifi, l'ojmliMh,
and ltidepeudoutjs. Gov. MeEnery is a na
tive f Tennessee, but 1ms been a resident of
Louisiana since childhood, lie commanded
a ;oipuuy in the (oufedoralc at my 'uiing
the civil war. He is a Stalwart Democrat,
an extreme parly man, and bchevcb in while
fciiptiMiMtcy. iio is a silver man. upholding
the dflctnne of the free coinage of silver at
lo" to 1. and a Protectionist ol the Sam llmu
Satukhay, May 30. It was ttated to-flay that
the call on Thursday of Senators Sherman,
Lodge, and Gray, of ttie Senate Committee
on l-tttuigu lieiations. on the Presiieut wan to
discus- tho Cuban question. The 1'rcsidcut
had refused to send lo Congress the corrc
bpoudoiice bearing on tliiB question, which
TvaK called for by tho Senate, aud as the com
mitter could not intelligently act on the ques
tion without tho knowledge of what this cor
respondence contained, and without tonic
idea nf what the Executive piopohed to do in
the taut tor, it made this call and dtscutt-ed
this matter with the Prvhidi ut at consider
able tungth. In a gen oral way it waB learned
that the committee liagfcoiuo expectation that
the President will take t-ouie more dctermiutxi
fetand on the Cuban question Itthti has been
the 040 heretofore. Mr. Morgan's resolution
isHttll ponding before the committee, aud the
motnlwts have asserted that tiulees satisfac
tory au tatices were sccu ted from tho J'resi
dent that he would iccoguizo the insurgents
at. bciligutenUi whoti the .proper time arrived
that itie would pans this resolution and forco
CVJ1 OF THE COKRIDORS.
It is iHQtty woll sottlcd that Congress will
idjouiu not lator than the Bill, aud probably as
any a tho 4th or 5th.
Trtt woeUi tho mattor of the confirmation of
nouHiMtUutts of Dominic I. Murphy as Com
mnvKtower of Pensions and Gun. N. J. T. Dana
as 1'irat Deputy was taken up in the Senate.
Senator Pasco, who had objected to Gen. Dana
bh too olfi mid docropit for the place, said that
lie was now satisfied as to tho General's ability
to perform tho duties, and withdrew his objec
tion. Tho nominations were then conGrmcd.
Tho Portuguese Legation has a new head
in tho person of Baron Santo Thyrza, recently
arrived, and, it is eaid, a Minister lias been
appointed from the Argontiuo Republic to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the recall of Mr.
Zoballos, more than a year ago, but about this
Eolliing Eccms to bo definitely known, aud tho
fctory is perhaps only a uebulojs rumor again.
A Now England Congressman recently 6ont
one of bis constituents a package of flower seeds
for tho latior'u wife, and rccoived a Renuiuo
Yankee acknowledgment. Tho letter i bunked
Mie member far tho flower t&eds to kindly scut,
"including sweet pens and other varieties of
long, unpronounceable, unintelligible, ro
mantic names. Wo have planted the seeds,"
tho letter continued, "and if they grow wo
will use the names lo train the vines on."
By the way, is it not lime to he seudiug out
vegetables now instead of seeds?
The forthcoming meeting of representatives
of South American Republics for tho purpose of
considering closer commercial and political re
lations promises to be of greater importance
than (ho promoters anticipated. MinistcrCar
bo, of Ecuador, has received assurances from
tho leading Republics in Central and South
America that they will participate in the con
ference, aud will delegate representatives to
attend at tho time stipulated. It is now pro
posed to have the conference assemble on Aug.
10. cither in Washington City or Mexico, hut
it is raoro probablo that this place will bo
cltoson. So far the Stale Department has taken
no action relativo to the part it may take in
tho conference, but it is expected that Secre
tary Olney will detail some one to be present
and report on the proceedings to the President.
General Observance by tbo Hoys in IJIuo
nml Loyal Women.
In all the cemeteries around Washington
wheie lie litiried heroes of lite Nation, the
boys iu blue, their surviving comrades and
loyal "women p.v.d tributes to valor. There
is one day in the year that is set apart as
siicred to their memory, when veterans
gather about their grass-grown graves and
ppread floweis over their la1! resting-places.
The bugle sounds the assembly, the band
plays martial music and Juneral marches,
and eloquent oratois do tribute lo those
who have laid down their lives in defense
of home and conn fry.
The most elaborate exercises were held at
Arlington Cemetery, where, after a lengthy
parade by the Department of the Potomac
and others, thousands cf people gathered.
The oration was delivered by Representative
I5roMU!, of Pcnnsyl vanin. Depa: tment Com
mander John McElroy was in charge. He
opened the exercisea with brief remaiks, as
An eminent otator has said: "How poor
this world would I cwithontits.gra es with
out its memories of the mighty dead."
Standing be: e this day, on this spot con
secrated as the tiual tamping ground -f a
g:eat army ol men who lannmcd the Nniioti
with their lives standing here amid a
uiyiiad of graves which tdiall forever tenli
xi el the Capital cf the country for which
ihey toughtand died, weexclaim with ptond
hincenty: ''How poor this Nation would
be without its gtavts without its memories
of the heroic dead."
Uelote us rises the beautiful city whohe
name anil well-being pre dear to every
American heart. The sunlight smiles on
dome and turret, on stately columns, aud
sculptured marble fronts, 1 eauteou products
of more than a centuiy of American f-kill,
of American pride, ol American wealth, of
American plans and aspirations. No other
Nation can boast so fair a capital ci 13.
Yi how poor and frivolous all this architect
ural grandeur seems beside the "low, nen
tentg whose cut tains never outwaxd hwiug,"
which mat k this hillside, aud from which
ri"-es, and s-hull lis-e forever, Irke a glorious
exhalation, the inspiring memories tf what
Americans sleeping here did, dared, and suf
fered that the Nation might become freer,
greater, and si itoiger.
Far better could we bear to see beautiful
WahiLgtou destroyed a hundred tinier than
to hw-e one rxiy of the never-fading glory
from thef-e honored graves.
AVc may pile brick and morlar higher
than die hills, we 111:13' carve inatble into ihe
fairest foims that the art is I'd fancy can con
ceive, wc 11103' cat bronze into enduring
inonunit'irs, yet how inglorious and com
monplace it will all be compared to deeds
done aud Hacrifices made for the elevation of
humanitj'. Thehcalone have a sweet t:nor
which fills even the spacious heavens, and
Though our National wealth be reckoned
by hundreds ol billions, though every mart
choice with streams of gold, how poor this J
land would lie without its mcmoried ol Grant,
Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Logan, and the
heioic hosls whicii followed them where
angels might fear to tread.
For i thousand j'lars Greece's glorious
temples have been niins; we j-carcely know
here her teeming cities btood - the gods&he
worshiped h$ie become tueteby artistic
myths. Uut the glory of her tons who fell
at Marathon defending their country from
ihe conqueror's oke is lustrous as it va?
2,400 years ago. For 21 rolling centuries,
through all the vtcieidltiries of histor3f, the
mnuud on the plains of Marathon which
covers their remains has been a sacred altar
of patriotism, lioni which men of every raco
and tongue, in every laud, in cver3 clime, in
even age, have drawn iiispiratiuu and en
couragement in their struggles against op
preHjion and wrong. Robbed of all elhc,
Greece has still hail meabtticlets riches in
her graves at Marathon.
So ha'e we imperishable riches in the
graves which lie around us heic, our quota
of the half-million which this Nation's re
demp'ion cot. They have enriched the
whole world. Marble v. ill dicaj', and bronze
corrode. "The cloud-capped towers, gorge
oih palaces, the solemn temples," will
IKsrish, aud like the hasele-s fabric of a
vision, " leave not a wrack behind." Riches
will take unto themselves wings aud flee
Jiwii3. But these graves and their exajfed
teachings will be with us and the world ttll
the last syllable of recorded time, through
all the mutations or tho ages, making
thousands of genetations yet to come mote
devoted to fl.e land which these men died
to k'ivo, aud higher and holier in ever3'
thou ght and deed.
Again we t-ay, "How poor this country
would be without its graves without its
memories of the heroic dead."
Col. Charles P. Lincoln was orator at Sol
diers' Home, aud Representative Prince made
a speech. Dr. A. J. Huntoou, Senior Vice
Commander, was in charge.
At the Congressional Cemetery, Dr. J. C.
Jlaub, Junior Vice Commander, presided.
There vvaa a parade, an nddtess or two, and
mus.c Similar exercises, in charge of the
various Posts, took place at the other burial
COMMISSIONER MURPHY'S POLICY.
Declarct, He Will 15e .Ttlht. Liberal, mid Con
sistent in His .4i!mliiIlrutlon.
Mr. Dominic I. Murphy, tho new Commis
sioner of Pensions, took charge of his office
last week. In an interview ho is quoted as
saying in rogard to hta policy:
" i propose to oley the law i:u Ic &s liberal
as I can consistently with its provisions. I
proposo to treat evory claimant before the Bu
reau with justica and fairness, and not allow
politics to cut any figure iu the ssttlement of
pension claims, or in tho management of the
Pension Bureau. The revision of the pension
rolls was somo timo ago completed, and no
worthy ponsioner on the rolls need now havo
thcslightest fear that his pension will bo taken
away flora him.
"For a good soldier, who served his country
faithfully, and for tho widow and dependent
children of such soldier, I havo every sympa
thy, and would give him or them the benefit of
reasonable doubt in tho adjudication of a
pension claim, but I havo no sympathy to
waste upon the unworthy.
"There may be somo changes in tho Bureau
in the course of time as they appear to he wiso
or necessary. I proposo to recognize tho Civil
Service idea as far as possiblo in the manage
ment of the Bureau, aud givo promotions to
tho worthy to those who have proved them
selves worthy of advancement."
Good Work by iho Department of the Po
tomac 011 Memorial Day.
The Department of the Potomac, W.R.C, has
been doing splendid work tiuder the adminis
tration of 31 rs. Anna W. Johnson. Incidentally
it may bo remarked that this Department al
ways docs good work, and never was this better
demonstrated than on Memorial Day. No other
Department iu tho whole organization can
conceive tho work that has to bo dono in
tho Department which comprises tho. District
of Columbia. There are a scoro or more Na
tional Cemeteries in and around Washington,
and the devoted 700 women of tho W.R.C,
with tho smaller loyal Onlors assisting, do all
tho decorating of tho thousands of graves. Not
a gravo but has its flag, and every (lag calls for
j a flower. Each cemotery has a Corps and a Post
assigned to it, and tho work is done under their
Year by year tho Memorial work of these
lornl women frnws heavier ni thn praves on
the quiet hillsides grow thicker and thicker.
Last year lo old soldiers in the Department
of the Potomac passed over to join the Great
Most of tho flowers to decorate tho thousands
of graves were furnished by the school children
on Friday. About noon wagons were sent to
tho schools bj the Grand Arnly committee
Tho flowers were collected and brought to
G.A.R. flail, whero they were spread on long
tables and chairs, and the ladies constituting
tho Memorial Conimittco immediately pro
ceeded to mako them into bouquets and
Laurel always plays an important part in the
decorations, for the rich, glossy leaves aro beau
tiful, and tho delicate pink flowers aro admired
by everybody. There is a tender memory that'
clings around tho laurel, which makes the old
soldiers lovo it. From its root3 the boys" in
prison used to carvo rings and picture frames,
tiny jewel boxes, and tho like, and thero are
very few homes that furnished a soldier for tho
Union which does not posses? a memento made
of laurel. Among tho offerings from the schools
were many tiny wreaths of the pink-flowered
laurel, evidently fashioned by childish hands.
In looking over the loads of blossoms, it was
quite apparent that there wcro many loyal lit
tle souls among the givers, for little hands had
tried hard to fashion einblemsof various kinds.
There wero tiny crosses mado of pasteboard,
with daisy heads sewed tohc pastohoard with
coarse thread. There were wreaths and circles,
hearts, and many other designs. On the back
of one poor, little wilted daisy cross was printed
in scrawling characters: "My papa was a sol
dier. Ho is dead."
Tho Department officers, as is the custom,
went to Arlington, which is tho largest ceme
tery iu the jurisdiction of tho Department.
Tho heaviest work at Arlington is tho prepar
ing and serving of tho lunch. Mrs. Georgia
Bain, assisted by Mrs. Alico Burgess, Mrs.
Indiana Cowling, Past Department President;
Mrs. Ida Chaso, Department Secrctarj, and a
half scoro of loynl womeu served a lunch of
strong coffee, PHiidwichcs, pickles, and cheeso
to 2.500 old oIdiers and members of tho loyal
The decoration of the thousands of graves
was systematically carried out. Not a single
grave was left without a flower.
The newly-made mound that rovers nil that
is mortal of the late Gsn. Gresham was buried
under blossoms placed there by friends of tho
family, and a laurel wreath was added by tho
Department of tho Potomac, W.R.C.
Mr. Cleveland sent to the Department Presi
dent, Mrs. Anna W.Johnson, a splendid wreath
of roses and ferns, with tho request that it be
placed by her upon the graYo of the late Secre
tary of State. It bore a card on which was
written iu the President's well-known hand,
"From tho President." Mrs. Johnson carried
the wreath, which was half as tall as herself,
and placed it on flip gravo with her own hands.
Tho ton b of the " Unknown," which was in
charge of Mrs. Susie McCabe, Pat Department
President, was simply but effectively decorated
with laurel ropes and wreaths and magnificent
wreaths of robes. Over tho fiice of the monu
ment hung tho great ro-e-wrealh sent by Mrs.
Cleveland, as she has sent every 'K)th of May
since she camo to tho Whito House. Tha
services at the tomb were short, but impressive.
The siraplo but beautiful ceremonial for tho
unknown dead was used at Arlington for tho
One of tho ploasant features of tho day was
tho presence, as an honored guest, of Mrs. E.
Florence Barker, first National President of
the Older. Sho assisted in tho work of the
day, and pronounced tho benediction at tho
end of tho ceiemouics thero.
DAYBREAK AT APPOMATTOX."
A New ami Splendid Patriotic Song.
One of the subjects at the celebration of tho
anniversary of Lee's htirretider by tho Depart
ment of Potomac was " Daybreak at Appomat
tox." Tho theme inspired Dr. Thomas Calver. a
comrade of the Dcpaitmeiit, and & poet of fine
talents, and be wiote a spirited song upon tho
subject. This wassct tostirriug music by Colo
rado Gcorco II. Lillihridgc, who is tin accom
plished musician, besides a very fine singer,
and it was dedicated to John McElroy, of Thk
National Tiuhunk, and Commander of tho
Department of the Potomac. Comiadu Lilli
bridge sang the song with great effectat Arling
ton on Memorial Day. Both hiuger and song
wire enthusiastically applauded. Henry
White, 935 F street, Washington. 1). C, a lead
ing music dealer, secured tho rights of publica
tion, and has gotten it out in sheet form, with
piano accompaniment. Price 2.1 cents. It is a
splendid bit of work, and will doubtless have a
".Every season, from the time I
was two years old, J suffered dread
fully frioin erysipelas, which kept
growing worse until my hands wcro .
almost useless. The boifes softened
ko that they would bend, antlscveral
of my lingers are now crooked from
this cause. On my
hand I carry largo
scars, which, but for
, iii si
be sores, provided I
jJgp was alive and able
SbeI-?,' to carry anything-.
TJT- Eight bottles of
Aj'cr's Sarsaparilla cured me, so
that I have had no return of tho
disease for more than twenty years.
The first bottle seemed to reach tho
fcpot and a persistent use of it lias
perfected the cure." O. G. Davis,
THE ONLY WORLD'S FAIR
AlEB'S PILLS Promoto Good Digestion.
A Sufferer Cured
June again! .Tunc again 1
Itllls arc in tune again;
Sweet, we've the red of the rose for a boon again.
Music and mirth again;
Out of the enrih ngnin
Beauty, eternal and flawless, has birth again.
June again! Juno again!
Nested birds croon again ;
O, what a lure in the light of the moon again 1
Skies beam above agniu;
Soft coos the dovo again;
Jlenrt of my heart, let u listen lo lovo again !
Cfiiifon Seoltard, in the rainy Magazine.
It would scorn as though anyono who has
onco heard Iho pitiful tale of tho herons, tho
birds that supply tho aigrcts for milliners, will
be loath to wear the trimming again and will
regret the da 3 that it cvor became fashionable.
It is a storj" of deliberate hcartlessncss that
shocks even unsentimental folks, though many
dobutsay " Dear me, what n pity," and continuo
to wear aigrcts as of j'ore. Tho heron is a shy,
lonely bird, rarely flying in great flocks. For
somo timo feather hunters could not mako
much profit from his feathers. However, it was
discovered that tho birds congregate in im
mense hosts during tho nesting season. Some
times they build 70 or 50 nests in ono tree.
During the season when thero aro young birds
in tho nests, tho herons aro faithful unto death
to their homes. Tho feather hunters watch tho
birds, discover their nesting locality, wait until
the young aro hatched and then begin their
killing! Ordinarily ono shot would bo enough
to warn tho whole flock away, but tho men tiro
away again and again throughout whole days,
and tho birds will perhaps flutter away from
tho nestB for a moment or so in groat fright,
and then will return to tho young. Thou
sands of birds aro slain, and not ono ncod
cscapo if the hunters but he diligent. Tho
birds aro stripped of their pretty breast feath
ers, which aro their wedding garments, worn
only during Urn sonson. Their bodies are
left to cover tho ground. Night comcs,and
the next day the litllo birds iu their nests ahovo
chirp and call for help, but thero is nono to
heed them, and they die of starvation. Aftor
realizing how much cruelty is needed to pro
cure tho dainty feathers for my lady, it is a
wonder, with her tender heart, that she can
abide this trimming. Tho birds' sorrow, though;
i'b too remote. It is a pitiful tale, but soon for
Thero aro eight women Colonels in tho
German army the Empress herself; the
dowager Empress, widow of Frederick III.;
the Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia; tho
Queen Regent Sophia; jQuecn Victoria; Qucon
Wilhelmiua of Holland, and tho Duchess of
Saxe-Coburg. These women never go to war,
and never commaud their troops, but they re
ceive the salaries.
It takes a yard and a.quarter of wido ribbon
to mako a collar aud bow big enough for somo
f . 1
Fans must ho cither very small or very largo
nowadays. 'I I
., sf , , .
Parasols must bo gay with ruffles, laces, and
bright linings. 1
It is a season of purple hats.
It is also the season again for freckles and
tati. Tho country maid who uses buttermilk
for a cure for these caresses of tho sun is prob
ably a thousand times wiser than her city sis
ter who pins her faith to tho toilet combina
tions of tho drug store.
A new and mild euro for dyspoptics is to
adopt tho practice of eating bread and butter
with tho bread very thin .and the butter very
thick. Butter, runs tho argument, is nourish
ing and is easily digested. It is superior
in theso respects to cream. Now, butter by
itself cannot be relished; thorefore, spread
it thin with bread.
Girls nowadays 'havo golf stockings to go a
Though many protest, tho shirt waist re
mains tho most popular of all fashions, oven
overtopping the sailor hat. Somo women limit
tho shirt waists to morning wear, which is a
very good plan. Shirt waists are not suitable
for afternoon or evening wear, and thero is no
excuse for them when onecaii have such dainty,
and likewise inexpensive, lawn, or silk or
A very pretty bathing suit is mado of bluo
brilliantino or alpaca, with a big whito sailor
collar, a white bolt, dark-blue stockings, and a
whito silk cap.
It is not good form to wear a whito leghorn
hat all trimmed with feathers and chiffuu, with
a shirt-waist custumo.
Wo understand that among tho fads for coat
and skirt cost tiniC3 is included that for using
kitchen-toweling, ora material similar in-wcavo
aud pattern to that useful hut homely stuff.
For a girl who wants a rcd-anthwhito checked
suit, that is whatsho wants, as Mrs. Talleyrand
said of spinach, hut for most of us tho resem
blance would bo fraught with too many pain
Now complications in vails aro promised,
hitch a3 a black net van, lined with tho thin pink
tulle, which is good? for tho oculists.
Asparagus h good for salad,
is tender, drain, Iutrit cool,
dtcssing of oil and vinegar.
Cook it until it
nid servo with a
Very protty thin isljks, figurod in Persian
patterns in soft colors bluo and tan, tau und
green, or pink and palo green aro very popu
lar for fanciful wais'ts'f'o wear with dark skirts.
A Japanese woman remarked on tho curious
fact that no matter Ii'tHv straight an American
woman's hair is ji) the back, it always curls
around her face, which reminds us that thoro aro
women who curl their "bangs" very tight, and
leavo the shott hair over their ears and at tho
back of tho neck perfectly straight ; or, if they
havo a little more care, thoy will yet produco
curls all around, atui thou pull tho main body
of tho hair into so tight and haul a knot that
tho soft curling on tho edges looks incongruous.
It is bo3t, if a womau tries to curl her hair at
all, to curl all of tho short or flying ends, and
to do tho rest up softly aud lightly.
In ono of Richardson's novels, which woro
popular a hundred-odd years ago, tho horoiue,
ono of the girls, in discussing tho proper learn
ing for women, pleads for somo learning in
history and science, though alio acknowledges
that no triia woman would desiro to study
Latin. In theso days, when tho boarding-
school girls aro graduating in astronomy,
physic?, Latin, French, music, literature,
history, philosophy, logic a dozen or so
studies for each girl we aro amused at tho
old-timo theories as to tho proper limits of
woman's education. Our own grandmothers
are astounded at the extent of learning offered
to girls to-day. Howover, thongh the yonng
ladies do graduato in so great a host of studies,
they do not become so profoundly wiso that
overy-day existence is changed for them. Tho
majority will forsake their hooks, and will
havo an absorbing delight in bluo ribbons,
swcetmeat3, dances, and flirtings, even as
their mothers snd grandmothers did hoforo
them. Most girl3 can shed knowledge with .13
much caso as the proverbial duck rids himself
of the water on his back.
An association of women in New York
known as "Tho Consumer's League" is in
terested particularly in tho conditions sur
rounding the shop girls. They havo a "whito
list" of shops where tho girls get "fair" treat
ment, and thoy patronizo only those stores.
Tho League numbers some 1,500 women, and
has boon in cxiateuco flvo or six years. Their
A fHlr houso Is one In which cqnnl pay Is given
for work of equal value. Irrespective of sex. in the
departments whero women only are employed, in
which the minimum wages areSG per week for ex
perienced adult workers, and fall Iu few instances
In which waires. are paid by the week.
In which lines, if imposed, are paid Into a fund
for the benefit of tho employes.
In which the minimum wngcsof cnah-eirls areS2
per tcck, with tho same conditions regarding
weekly payments and fines.
A fair house Is one in which the hours from
8a. m. to Op. 111. (with three-quarter:) of nn hour
for lnticIO constitute the working day, and a gen
eral half-holiiluy is given on one day of each week
during at least two Summer months.
fu which a vacation of not less than one week
is given with pay during the Summer season.
Ii which all overtime is compensated for.
A fair Iiousq is one In which work, lunch, and
retiring roonia are npart from each other, and con
form in all rcipcctt to the present sanitary laws.
In which the pruciil law regarding the provid
ing of scuts for pa Ici women la observed and the
uao of seals permitted.
A fair hoii-c i.s 0110 in which humane and con
siderate behavior townrd employes is the rule.
In which fidelity and length of service meet with
the consideration which is their due.
Iu which no children under M years of age arc
Tho Leayuo is endeavoring to improvo tbo
condition of tho employes of tho great stores.
It is an association without dues, assess
ments, rites or ceremonies. Anyone joining
it simply needs to promise to patronize thoso
shops whero tho girls get fair treatment. The
women in charge of tho list, of courso, havo
much to do in investigating tho shops and
trying to pcrsuado employers to accept their
Elsie PoMKnoy McElroy.
Tho Supromo Court has sustained tho
validity of tho appropriations to carry out
the bugar bounty features of tho McKiuloy and
Wilson tariff acts by a unanimous opinion
affirming tho decision of the Circuit Court for
the Eastern Districtof Louisianaand reversing
thuaetion of Controller of tho Treasury Bowler,
who refused to permit the payments of tho
bounties 011 tho ground that tho act was un
constitutional. Tho principle upon which the court bases its
decision is contained in tho following declara
tion: 'Under tho provisions of tho Constitution
(Art'iclo 1, Section 8) Congress has power to
lay and collect taxes, etc., to pay the debts Of
tho United States." Having power to raise
money for that purposo it, of course, follows
that it has power when tho money is raised to
appropriate it to tho same object. Tho term
''dohts" includes those debts or claims which
rest upon a merely cquitablo or honorary ob
ligation, and which would not ho recoverable
iu a court of law if existing against tho Indi
vidual. Their recognition depends solely upon
Congress, and whether it will recognize claims
thus founded must bo loft to tho discretion of
Day" at Illinois State ITalr.
Tuesday, September 20, 1890, will he a great
day for tho old soldiers at Springfield, III.
This is tho .second day of tho Illinois State
Fair, and tho Stato Board of Agriculture will
present overy old soldier a badge that will ad
mit tboni to tho Fair, and that may afterwards
bo retained 113 a souvenir. Fpr tho years 1891
and 1805 similar badges woro issued, and tho
attendance of old soldiers was, respectively,
2,500 and 3,500. For this year, in addition to
tho free admission givon to tho Fair, there will
I bo a system of Reunions hold in our capital city
on that day. For this purpose a conimittco
from tho Stato Board of Agriculture and from
Stephenson Post, No. HO, G.A.R., are co-operating
in making arrangements so that every old
soldier organization, regimental or otherwise,
shall havo a place of meeting assigned them.
Tho halls and rooms thus placed at tho dis
posal of the associations holding Reunions will
bo furnished free of cost, and in addition tho
joint conimittco having tho matter in chargo
will publish a list of organizations that will
hold meetiugs in Springfield at that time, to
gether with tho officers thereof. Theso Re
unions will iticludo Stato as well as rogimcutal
meetings, and every effort will bo mado that
comrades may bo nolo to meet others who aro
especially bound to them ou account of their
Old soldiers aro invited to writo to John G.
Springer, Secretary of "Old Soldiers' Day"
Committee, Spriugfield, III., for information in
regard to tho meeting of thoir regiment or
Wild birds do not siug more than eight
or ten weeks.
When Baby was sick, wo gave her Castorla.
When sho was a Child, sho cried for Castorla.
When sho became Miss, sho clung to Castorla.
When sho had Children, sho gavo them Castorla,
( yf v Vf
TFIE WHITE VI UO IN. By George Gfsilng. Pub
Ilshcd by Rand, MoNnlly A Co., Chicago.
THE MIGHTY ATOM. Ilv Mario Corel!!. Pub
lished by J. If. I.tpplucotl Co., l'lillwlalptiln. For
Bftle by Ltrentnno, Washington. Price S1.C5.
Mario Corolli is putting out a good many
rstories theso day?, but nono of theso new ones
seem to havo so ranch power a? her earlier pub
Itcations; albeit, this is a protty story, told
with a ccrtafn charm. Tho story i3 of tho
short lifo of a precocious, sweet-tempered boy,
whoso father wished him to become a brilliant
scholar in tho cliusics and sciences, and to bo
educated without any religious beliefs what
ever. Tho little fellow studies and ponders
over what it all means; and ends his own lifo
when ho is about 11 year3 old, and so the story
REGENERATION. Published by C. P. Putnam's
Son-. New Ynrk. For sale by Woodward &
Luthrop, Washington. Price $1.
A roply to Max Nordan's "Degeneration,"
with an introduction by Professor Butler, of
Columbia College. Tho author, whoso name is
not known, in a series of ea3y-goingargnmont',
roplies to Nordau's various assertions as to tbo
tendencies of our times, and to hi3 criticisms of
Tolstoi, Wagner, aud Ibsen. Ho accusos Nor
dan of lacking logic and a sen30 of humor, of
having undeniably German prejudices, and of
lacking wisdom in general. The philosophy of
the hook is easy and simple, with nono of tho
brilliancy that undoubtedly characterizes Nor
dau's writings, hutpossossinga good deal of com
mon sense. The author is an Englishman, and
uoUvithout prejudices; though perhaps English
prejudices are mote reliable than German. Tho
book is interesting. Wo are living in an ago of
over-spreading aims and wants, and of increased
skill in nil activitioi to supply them;" of social
problems growing moro and raoro complex and
an increasing interest in higher ethics; of mar
velous sciences and broadening creeds. Nor
dau challenged it all, and though wo aro most
of us moro optimistic than he, wo still recog
nize somo excuso for his work while wo seek
out arguments to provo hi3 false.
THOSE GOOD NORMANS. By "Gyp." Pub
lished by Rand, McNully& Co., Chicago. Price
" Gyp." one of the cleverest and best known
of French writers of tho day, has in this, her
latest volume, taken for her thome a Norman
family of recently-acquired wealth, trying to
mako its way into the inner circles of fashion
able society. Tho characteristic trait of all
" Good Normans," skill in commercial affairs
a skill that seems to amount to an absorbing
lovo of a good bargain, or, in homely lan
guage, to "stinginess" is keenly depicted.
The characters of tho story aro tho father,
Monsieur Dotrac, a man. good hearted enough,
rather pleasant, jovial, good looking; 31a
dame, tho mother, coar3o iu manner, look3
and conversation, exceedingly anxious to es
tablish herself among tho fashionables and
supremely unconscious of snubs; dictatorial to
ner Husband and children and hard to her
servants; tho threo children, a coarse elder
son, an impertinent younger one, and a girl,
Ameninde, who is tbo most lovable of all. Sho
has wit, beauty and honesty. She, however,
shows herself aho a "good Norman," as sho
admits herself with a little regretful noto in
tho last sentences of thn hook when she prom
ises to marry an insignificant, rude little fel
low who comoi of a titled family. Tho dialog
is full of well-pointed satire and ridicule, and
tho family discussions and social episodes are
most excellently depicted.
AN ART FAILURE. liy John "W. Jlnrtllrur.
Publiidicd by F. Tennyson Necly, New York.
For sale by Woodward & Lothrop, Washington,
A story of the Latin Quarter in Paris. An
American artist, a rich Englishman with poeti
cal aspirations, and the American's sweetheart,
Madeline, arc tho chief characters. The Amer
ican, who Iia3 been disowned by his parents
because ho sticks to his artwork, fails with his
pictures, and after nearly starving and frouzing
to death, attempts to mako way with his life.
Madeline, a famous model, whoso lover has for
saken her and who is on tho bridge for the
same purposo as the artist, forgets her own woe,
saves tho American, takes him homo, nnrscs
him, and keeps him in comfort with her earn
ings R3 model. When he is well again she bid3
him farewell forever, bat he has fallen in lovo
with her in the meantime, and implores her to
marry him, which sho docs. They have a short
timo of happiness together, aud then failure
and poverty return, and suicide is again re
sorted to, successfully by the wife, tho husband
being saved by the big Englishman, who sends
him back to America. Madeline 13 au interest
ing character, simply portrayed. Sho has
enough truth in her to turn from her past life,
with its careless loves, to tho new ono a3 wife
of tho American, and to maintain her position
with dignity and honor.
3t;igazlnes ant! Note.
Tho Recognition of Cuban Belligerency is
tho title of an essay by Prof. Amos S. Ilerabey,
just i33ued by tho American Academy of Po
litical and Social Science. The purpose of tho
paper is- to demonstrate the undoubted right
and proprioty ou tho part of tlio United States
Government to accord belligerent right3 to
the Cuban insurgents. Price 15 cents. Address
tho American Acamedy of Political and Social
Science, Philadelphia. v
Tho Metric System, which has rccontlyboen
before both Congress and tho British Parlia
ment, is discussed by Herbert Spencer in a
series of letters to appear in Applelon's Popular
Science Monthly for June. Mr. Spencer vigor
ously opposes the further spread of the system,
and points out tho advantagcs'of one based on
tho number 12.
An article of great contemporary interest in
Fcribner's for Juno is Henry Norman's picture
of tho present condition of affairs in tho most
crucial point in all European politics the Bal
kan Peninsula, where a half dozen little Prin
cipalities aro the buffer between tho great Pow
ers of Europe. A few months ago Mr. Norman
mado a visit to this region, and this article is
tho presentation of the impre33ions then gath
ered of'Ronmania, Scrvia, Bosnia, Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, and Montenegro. The crisis brought
about by tho Armouiau question is of courso
intimately related to affairs in tho Balkati3,
and Mr. Norman's articlo is a clear presentation
of tho exact situation of tho whole Eastern
question as it appears at tbo present moment
to a trained observer.
"Bluoand Gray" number. See the late Geo.
F. Root's Message of Peace in Truth this week.
Sold 011 all trains and news stands.
Harper's Magazine for June, 1S9G. Special
features: A Visit to Athens, by Bishop William
Crnswoll Doano; Queen Lukeria of Gorelovka,
by II. F. B. Lynch; Tho Greatest Painter of
modern Germany (Adolf Menzel, with exam
ples of his work), by Chas.Waldstein ; Through
Inland Waters, by Howard Pylo; Tho Ouati
anicho and its Canadian Environment, by E.
T. D. Chambers; Tho German Struggle for
Liberty, by Poultney Bigelow; The Bat
tlo of tho Cells, a popular discussion of tho
germ theory of disease, by Dr. Andrew Wilson.
Tho fiction of tho number includc3 tho first
part of A Rebellious Heroiue, a jolly talo, by
John Kcndrick Bangs; Evelina's Garden, by
Mary E. Wilkins; A Wall Street Wooing, by
Blunder Matthews, and Tho Thanks of the
Municipality, n study of Metropolitan lifo and
politics, by James Barnes.
Old Glory. Words by J. B. Johnson, music
by Clarence "Johnson. A patriotic song and
chorti?. Published by Willis Woodward & Co.,
812 Broadway, New Yor.'r.
Tho Tansy for May has stories, poems, pict
ures and pansy talks that will delight tho little
folks. Lothrop Publishing Co., Boston. Prico
Ode to tho American Flag. By Chas. Zicg.
Published by him at Allegheny, Pa. A song
of the flag.
Oriental Order of Zouaves.
This new patriotic semi-military organiza
tion lias got a foothold in tlio West. Tho first
Cantonment Washington Cantonment, No. 1
is in the City of Washington; but tho Stato
of Michigan tins tlio honor of the second Can
tonment in tho United States. In tha City of
Iludson they hail 80 charter members, ami aro
likely to havo 200 at tho end of the year.
Every loyal, patriotic American citizoti should
join this new Order, and especially tho youn;
men, as a thorough military knowlcdgo is im
parted to all who wish to drill and uniform as
Tho officers of Hudson Company, No. 2, aro
A. II. Boies, Captain; L. U. liichards, Firs
Lieutenant, who instruct the company iu Reg
ular Army tactics.
It is e3timnted that since the Government
began putting paper money in the hands of
tho people it has rando a profit of no less
than $0,000,000 as i result of bills being
mutilated, wasted, buried, lost or burned.
THE STUDIOUS GIRL.
An Interesting Lofctar From q
Young Ladies' Collogo.
Raco Tfctween tho Scxe.t for Ildiicntioa
Health Impaired by Incessant Study.
The race between the sexes for edu
cation is to-day very close.
Ambitious girls work incessantly
over their studies and. are often
brought to a halt,
through ha, vino;
sacrificed tlio phy
sical to tho mental.
Then begin those
ailments that must bo
removed at once, or
they will produce con
stant suffering-- Head
ache, dizziness, faint-
ncss, sugar; vertigo,
pains in the back and
loss of sleep and
blues, with lack
these arc positive
signs that wo
men's" arch enemy is at hand.
The following letter was
received by Mrs. Pinkham in
May, one month after the young lady
had first written, giving symptoms,
and asking atlvice. She was ill and in
great distress of mind, feeling sho
would not hold out till graduation, and
the doctor had advised her to go homo.
You dear Woman:
I should have written to you before,
but you said wait a month. We are
taught that the days of miracles aro
past. Pray what is my case ? I have
taken the Vegetable Compound faith
fully, and obeyed you implicitly and,
am free from al I my ills. I was a very,
very sick girl. Am keeping well up in
my class, and hope to do yon and myself
credit at graduation. My gratitude
cannot find expression in f
words, i. our sincere
P. S. Some
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OI LIIU ULI1CT Q
girls are now 03
usin"' the Com-a
pound. It ben-
efits them all.
Lydia E. Pink
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