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THESUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1S90.
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IF SO WHY NOT BE HAPPY BY USING
Tlie Finest Chemical Preparation in the World.
Established in Washington, D. C, 1868.
WEAK AND SOME EYES,
ACIDITY OE STOMACH,
Statements by the District of Columbia Supreme
Court Judges and Other Prominent Citizens
of Washington, D. 0., and Elsewhere.
Prom the use and well sustained reputation of PROFESSOR T. A. COOK'S
BALM OF LIFE, we deem it duo its worthy disco vorer and the public to add our
earnest commendation of 1U efficacy.
D. K. ARTHUR, Chief Justice.
ARTHUR MacARTHUR, Associate Justice.
A. B. OLIN, Associate Justice.
ANDREW WYLIE, Associate Justice. i
DAVID C. HUMPHREYS, Associate Justice.
R.J. MEIGS, Clerk of the Court.
R. J. MEIGS, Jn., Deputy Clerk of the Court.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Marshal for District of Columbia.
L. P. WILLIAMS. Deputy Marshal for District of Columbia.
ALEXANDER SHARP, Ex-Marshal for District of Columbia.
G. W. PHILIPS, Ex-Deputy Marshal lor District of Columbia.
A. WEBSTER, Register of Wills for District of Columbia.
STEPHEN J. W. TABOR, Fourth Auditor U. S. Treasury Department.
MRS. HELEN A. MoCRARY, Wife of the Ex-Secretary ofVar,
ADDS TO OUR LONG LIST OF TESTIMONIALS
THE FOLLOWING LETTER:
Keokuk, Iowa, May 30, 1883.
It is with genuine gratitude I bear testimony to the efficacy of COOK'S
BALM OF LIFE. Besides beinjr a great sufferer with DYSPEPSIA in Its many
forms, I had frequent attacks of ERUCTIONS OF GAS from the stomach,
which lasted from three to seven hours, auil were followed by very distressing
and alarming SINKING SPELLS, and for which I could And no remedy until
I called upon Dr. Dexter, of Washington. D. C, who told me that the best medi
cine for that symptom, and one ho often prescribed for his patients, was
COOK'S BALM OF LIFE. I Immediately procured a bottle, and after taklnr
three doses my stomach was relieved, and before I had used one-half the con
tents of the bottle that particular condition of my stomach was OTercome, and
now, after Ave years and having had no recurrence of the trouble, I feel safe
in saying: that the BALM CURED ME, for it is the first and only thing: that
gave me relief. I hare by its use learned its value In other directions also, and
consider it ONE OF THE VERY BEST FAMILY MEDICINES IN THE
WORLD, and think myself unfortunate when I am without it. Hoping that
others may be as much benefited by its use as I have been, I am sincerely
yours, HELEN McCRARY.
PROFESSOR COOK. WabiiikotO. D. C, December o. 1870.
Deau Sin: Your BALM OF LIFE has become a household necessity and
comfort to ray family. For general ubc as a toilet article it is all we desire; it
keeps the head clean of dandruff, tho scalp and hair healthy, and manifests a
wonderful sanitary and curative power, whether internally taken or externally
applied. It acts as n preventive, as well as a cure tor incidental ill3 to which
all are more or less liable. It Is harmless in all Its varloiiB uses. Tho old, tho
young, the sick, and the well will llnd it beneficial. Wo found it excellont in
"second summer" diseases. I have bought for my family and personal friends
more than a hundred bottles of the BALM; all are moro thau pleased with its
powers and usefulness. Wishing you a well-merited prosperity, and the public
that blessing directly due to the general introduction and use of your BALM
OF LIFE, I am irratefully yours.
W. B. MOSES, Eleventh and F streets.
BCOVsT TO TJSE IT:
For Dyspepsia and All Stomach Troubles, a Wineglassful 15 minutes after each meal, and on retiring. For Skin Diseases bathe parts affected at short intervals.
Manufacture and Wholesale Depot, Hew Balm of Life Building,
L. MOXLEY, Sole Owner
1005 E STREET N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C.
The body of the defaulting clerk of Paymas
ter Goodloe, Benjamin A. Jones, was found In
the Eastern Branch on Sunday last, near the
end of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
bridge. The remains wore too badly disfigured
to be recognized, but the body was identified by
trinkets contained in the pockets of the dead
To be dressed in accordance with good taste
and refinement is the desire of every man. He
really owes it to society to dress as well as his
means will possibly permit. It is acceded that
the best dressed men are those who have their
clothes made by a tailor. Thestyle Isallirapor
tant, and tailored clothes have an appearance
that Ib unmistakable. Wo make these few re
murks to draw your attention to probubly the
youngest and yet the finest and most progres
sive tailor in the city Mr. G. Warileld Simpson.
This gentleman has again greatly enlarged and
refitted his establishment on tho corner of Ninth
and G streets, and in tho appointments of the
store and stock It will corapnro favorably with
any similar establishment in the country. Al
though Mr. Simpson's prices ure lower than
those ol other flrst-chiSB tailors, his workmanship
is of the very best. As spring "leaders" Mr.
Simpson is offering black and blue English
worsteds and dlagonul cutaway coat and vest to
order for $20, and Prince Albert coat and ve6t
for sao-pricfs without a parallel in high-class
On Tuesday the president and attorney of the
Belt Line Railroad appeared before tho Commis
sioner, and, in consideration of the complaints
made by tho citizens withdrew their claim of the
privilege of laying their tracks along R street. ,
The ScvcntMstrcft cable road will grip for
the llrst next week.
Georgo Northridge, the pugilist, was arrested
Friday on a charge of asiuult und battery pre
ferred by William McNulty. This assault. It is
alleged, was committed in November last.
"Willis Peyton's Inheritance" Is still Belling
well at Breutano's, 10ir Pennsylvania avenue.
The first hop of tho Unity Circle at Sheldon's
Hall Wednesday night was u big success.
A bill to incorporate tho Potomuo River
Railroad Company was Introduced in tho Senate
Ten thousand dollars is tho amount Robert
Briscoe asks in damages from the District in a
suit begun the past week. Ho claims to have
been permanently crippled by being burled in
a trench he was digging for the District In De
A gun club, twenty-five strong, has been or
ganized in East Washington, with these officers:
President, Burrldge Wilson; Vice President, B.
L. Osborn; Secretary, Frank Giddis; Treasurer,
William Rothwell; Captain, William Wagner.
Shooting grounds, with proper traps, pigeons,
etc., will be established.
The Builders' Exchange has purchased tho
PJrst Baptist Church property, Thirteenth street,
between G and H. It will bo fitted up for the
use of tho exchuuge.
The Veteran Odd FellowB enjoyed their third
annual banquet at tho National Hotel Wednes
day overling. President W. W. Danenhower de
livrgid the opening addrets and toaeta were
rpoadl to by Joseph Burroughs, Oliver Du-
four, C. B. R. Colledge, J. H. Selffert, and John
T. Given. Charles Allen, Oliver Dufour, John
T. Given. A. J. Donaldson, and W. P. Allan, the
committee having the banquet in charge, were
given a vote of thanks.
Miss Elliott, daughter of Col. Elliott, the en-
Metropolitan Company in using that locality as
a rendezvous for for their car horses.
One of the attractions of Wilson's Minstrels,
who held forth the early part of last week at
Lincoln Hall, was the Swedish Dance from the
Kirmes, and which was executed by every mem-
THEIR DAY IS OVER.
glneer in charge of the work, turned the water i ber of tho company. This feature of tho enter-
on In tho new 4s-incu main on Thursday morn
ing. The added pressure was immediately felt
in different parts of the city, particularly on
Capitol Hill. The new main looks like a big
The annual commencement exercises of the
medical and dental departments of the Colum
bian University occurred at Albaugh's Thurs
day afternoon. President Welling conferred the
degrees on the twenty graduates in medicine and
five graduates in dentistry.
Robert E. Hall, convicted of obtaining money
on false pretenses, by passing a check bearing
the forged signature of Mrs. Justice Blatchford,
was sentenced to three years in the Albany pen
itentiary on Friday.
The last plank having been laid and the last
nail driven, Col. Halns, of tho Engineer Corps,
opened the new bridge over tho Eastern Branch
at the foot of Pennsylvania avenue Thursday.
The bridge is 1,510 feet long aud cost about one
hundred and seventy thousand dollars.
A letter Intended for tho Commissioner of
Pensions arrived at tho Department last week
addressed to "Green Bay Rum, Commissioner."
From an estimate of work done at the City
Post Office for thirty days, Postmaster Ross has
sent to Postmaster General Wanamaker the
startling fact that the offico should rauk fifth in
i point of standing throughout the country, where
it now stands fourteenth.
The value of gymnastics, was tho subject of
Professor Nisson's lecture at tho Woman's Gym
nasium, 014 Twelfth street, and it drew a large
and fushlonablo audience. '
To-day, ut 2 P. M a mass-meeting will bo
held by Columbia Typographical Union in tho
Light Infantry Armory to take uctlon In regard ,
to the enforcement of tho eight-hour law,
i William II, McKnew, 103 Pennsylvania ave
nue, Is now showing one of the finest and best
selected stocks of wraps, jackets, and capes that
It has ever beeu his pleasure to offer the public.
Prices guaranteed as low as possible for the
grade of goods. Many exclusive styles. '
There was a rumor ut tho Government Print
ing Office yosterday that u large discharge would
I take pluco to-morrow among the employes of the
bindery und folding-room. Tho cause usslgned
, Is thut work has run short.
In tho case of Dr. Condory, his counsel, D.
i W. G lassie, last week filed a motion in the Police
Court praying tho court to reconsider the Judg
' nifiit heretofore rendered, recall tho sentcucc
i passed, und dismiss the case. Judge Miller re-
fused to do so, and said tho case will have to bo
I tried in the Criminal Court.
Sarah Coates, charged with infanticide, was
fouud guilty ot manslaughter in tho Criminal
A bill was introduced in the Senate Friday
by Senator Paddock to make tho Commissioner
of Fish and Fisheries an officer of tho Agricul
tural Department after July 1.
Residents of O street, between Thirty-fourth
aud Thirty-fifth, have petitioned tho District
Commissioners to break up tho practice of the
tainment was the work of Mrs. F. C. Dennison, ;
the dancing teacher of this city, who last sum- j
merwentto Elmlraand drilled the men in the i
William Johnson, in default of $2,000 bail, I
was committed to jail on Tuesday to await the
action of the grand jury on the charge of perjury, i
i He was at first arrested on the charge of forgery,
but on investigation the charge of perjury was '
! substituted. It appears that Johnson has been
for some time engaged as a professional witness '
in various pension cases, swearing to false evi- j
dence, and thus earning a living.
W. C.Murdoch, in the Circuit Court, on
Thursday, got a verdict for $2,730 against the
District for balance duo on an old claim for
i The young lad, Georgo Bates, held by the
i coroner's jury for the killing of Charles Boeh
' mann, as reported in last Sunday's Herald, In
i the Criminal Court last week, was released by
Chief Justice Bingham on $1,000 bail, Messrs.
Francis S. Edelln and W. II. Cures becoming his
If you aro going over to New York and want
to find out what is going on at the theatres there,
the desired information may bo speedily ob
, tained by calling at the National Theatre. In
the Indies' waiting-room, to the right of the
lobby, Manager Rapley has put up a largo Il
luminated directory of tho New York theatres,
which is changed weekly.
Tho bill authorizing tho construction of a
bridge across the Eastern Branch at Benning's
having received the npprovul of Capt. Rossell is
in the hands of the Commissioners. The cost of tho
bridge is placed at $00,000.
At the recent session of the Maryland Con
ference of the United Brethren in Christ Church
Rey. C. I. B. Brune, formerly n resident of this
city und ut present located in Hagerstown, was
appointed to Washington.
Just a moment of your time this morning.
If you want your now clothes by Euster place
your order the coming week if possible. I think
I have the handsomest lino of suitings and
trouserings in the city, and will tuko pleasure in
showing them to you, whether you uro ready to
buy or not. Asa"leader"Iammakingupblack
spring-weight cheviot suits for S20, G. Wnrlleld
Simpsou, "Expert in Trousers," corner Ninth
and G streets northwest.
In Favor of Phonetic Spelling.
II. L. Wayland, D. D., of the Pennsylvania
Commission on Amended Orthography; S. 15.
Winchell, Professor of Latin of Illinois Univer
sity; Editor E. O. Yaile, of the Chicago Intelli
gencer; Henry Sabin, Superintendent of Instruc
tion, Des Moines, Iowa, and a number of the
well-known educators will appear before the
House committee on Friday and irlvo their
views on the Lawler resolution now before the
committee. Tho Lawler resolution proposes to
substitute tho phonetic system of spelling for
tho one now in use in the Government Printing
Office. The commltteo has received numerous
petitions from printers aud publishers asking
that tho Lawler resolution bo adopted. It will
be an Interesting hearing and no doubt will bo
well attended by philologists.
The Demand for American Girls on tho
Wano in England.
London Letter in the Argonaut.
I am afraid the American girl's star lias reached
its zenith In English skies. I may be wrong,
but I do not think so, when I observe that the
"American girl" in London society is no longer
a novelty. She was once. But, like everything
else that has been a novelty in London society,
she lias grown stale. I intend nothing rude to
the young ladies of America in saying what I
do. No one knows, appreciates, and reveres
their many steiliug qualities of character, recog
nizes their superiority above all women in grace,
charm of manner, and womanly accomplish
ments, or admires their beauty more than I.
My object and wish is to point out that Eng
land affords no market (matrimonial) for the
disposal of these personal wares. For a year or
more back there has been a gradually percepti
ble indication of waning popularity, and last
season the supply so far outnumbered the de
mand as to occasion a glut. Dozens of New
York girls nice, pretty girls, too, with "pop
pers" well llxed came over, were presented,
went to a ball or two, and went home again
failures. The Prince of Wales, whoso heart is
big enough to hold a moderate number if
brought to his notice, gradually found himself
unable (oven if willing) to take them all in, aud
a whole raft full of Filth-avenue and Madison
Square "buds" failed to achieve that distinc
tion, beside which an approving nod from Mr.
Ward McAllister fades into pitiful insignifi
cance a dance with "Tummy."
Of course you know although I expect that
many English commercial men, temporarily
resident in America, will be willing to come
forward and deny my statement of course you
know that no girl in London society achieves
distinction without tho approval of tho Prince
of Wales, signalized by as many ovci tacts of
attention and admiration os propriety will per
mit. It mutters not who she is, or what her
rank. If bho wants distinction j. c, notoriety,
(by 60ino called famo,) bho must llrst got
"Tummy" to give her tho proper Bcnd-ofT, I
am quite aware that there are scores aye, hun
dreds, of English girls, of tho highest rank, who
do not seek and whoso parents would not de
sire them to receive, and who do not receive,
any notice from the Prince. Beautiful, accom
plished, high-bred, striking-looking girls they
are, but they never become distinguished.
iiieirraiiK una nign station ana tncir family
I namegi ve them on unquestioned, assured position
i in society, and carry them through their first
and several more seasons very satisfactorily.
But it Is not cither their beauty, accomplish
ments, high-breeding, or striking looks which
does this. It is their rank only. Their father's
, From the N. Y. Star.
, "Rats" will be a word frequently heard this
seasou in tho cloak and suit district. A great
many of the jackets and wraps made with tho
high shoulders or puffed sleeves, or both, will
have those little crescent-shaped rolls of cloth
or batting inserted in the shoulders 'to aid tho
i garment in keeping Its form, and for which the
I technical name is the same as the above-quoted
, slang expression. The co6tuines from Pingat,
i Felix, and Worth, of Paris; Redfern, Sraallpage,
and others of Londou, aro all made with tho
puffed sleeves. If there Is to be a tendency
I toward this past century vogue in woman's
, garb, it Is clearly apparent that tho design of
j Ike outer garments will have to bo made con
formable, in which case tho "rats" will be
' frhouldered with responsibility.
AROUND THE PENSION OFFICE.
Mr. Philip Metzgcr, assistant chief of the
Army and Navy Survivors' Division, had rather
a peculiar experience recently. His daughter
informed her indulgent father that she would
like to hear a certain opera that was to be sung
at the National Theatre on the following Sat
urday at the niatin6e. Tickets were procured
and an appointment made for them to meet at
the door of the theatre. Mr. Metzger was ou
hand, but the dauguter did not materialize.
After his stock of patience had been exhausted,
and the opera was well under way, he saun
tered in and took his seat. Visions of sickness,
accidents, and a thousand different things ran
through his mind as to the cause for his daugh
ter's failure to keep her appointment. He was
ou the point of leaving the theatre, when a
familiar voice arrested his attention. He looked,
and could hardly believe what his eyes beheld.
Thero was tho lost daughter ou the stage tak
ing ono of the prominent parts. His feelings
can be imagined better than described. Miss
Metzger took her part so well that she elicited
the highest praise from the manager of the
company and a number of complimentary
notices from tho press. From the explanation
that followed it was learned that one of the
ladies of tho troupe had been taken sick, and
the manager, learning of Miss Metzger's talent
in the operatic line, requested her to act as a
substitute. This occurred after her father had
left for tho office in tho morning, and she, be
ing so much occupied with her rehearsal, failed
to notify him.
"What is the row?" Inquired a Sunday Hi:k
ald reporter us ho entered the Pension Office
court ono day last week at 12:30 and saw about
live hundred clerks, all trying to get something
nt tho sumo time andfrom the same place. He
was informed that u Chicago linn had been
troubled with an enlargement of the heart, and
had taken It upon itself to treat the employes to
a f reo luueh thut'is, if "bouillon" can bo called
u lunch. Tho firm that was dolug the honors
may have a large establishment in Chicago, but
from tho meagre preparations they hail made
for serving their samples it would appear that
they had u faint idea of what they had struck
when they ran into tho Pension Office. Many
of tho most expert "elevator crowders" could
not "get into tho soup." The second day,
however, was an improvement on the first.
Gen. BuBsoy has made unother liberal decision
iu tho claim of Lewis Summers as to accidental
pistol-shot wounds. The Boldler Incurred an acci
dental pistol-shot wound from a weapon ho was
carrying by permission, aud at the suggestion of
iii6 captain, ior loragmg purposes, uen. mis
Boy holds that if tho injury occurred without
any apparent fault on tho soldier's part ho was
In lino of duty.
Andrew Davidson, of New York, was con
firmed Monday last as First Deputy Commis
sioner. Mr. Davidson has not assumed the
duties of his new office, but it is expected he
will In a few days.
For a New Printing Oillce.
Congressman Russell, of Connecticut, chair
man of tho Committee on Printing, said to a
Sunday Hkuai.d reporter yesterday that he
had talked with tho members of his committee
about tho need of anew building for tho Gov
ernment Printing Office, und that he had also
discussed tho subject with Public Printer
Palmer, "It is, of course, Impossible to sav
whether this Congress will make tho necessary
appropriation for a printing office," said Mr.
Russell, "but I bellovo 6ome action will bo
taken. Wo will probably report u bill to ap
point a commission to select u site and to recom
mend an appropriate buildlmr. No ouo ques
tions tho necessity for a new buildliig, The
present structure is entirely inadequate, and, iu
truth, Congress 6hould have passed upon this
matter la6t session."