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NEW WASHINGTON HOUSES.
WHEKK SOME SENATORS AND IlKFKE
SENTATIVES WIM. LIVE.
Statesmen's Homes "Which Hnvo Cost
$100,000 Mrs. Znch Chandler's Now
Mansion Sountor Stanford's Costly Stn
blo Kijr Houses Which Won't Soil Tho
Historic Houses ot Lafayette Squaro
and Who Livo in THoin-Women Who
Own Fortunes in WnBhingtonlroiiorty
Whoro Our Koprosontatlvos Aro Liv
ing Residences of Southern Senators
and a took at Some of tho Groat Men's
Homes on Capitol Hill.
All of tho noted Washington houses aro now
open for tho winter, and great preparations nro
being made for tho social season, which begins
with January 1. Tne number of pcoplo owning
their own houses steadily Increases, and tho
homes of our statesmen Krow more magnificent
and nioro luxurious lrom year to year. I was
told yesterday by one of tho Washington archi
tects that thero arc a dozen bath-rooms in this
city which have cost all tho way from ono thou
sand to ten thousand dollars apiece, and ono Sen
ator's homo has nlno bath-rooms, ull of which
aro finished in mahogany. Tho finest house in
Washington to-day is that which is being built
by Mrs. Zach Chandler. It Is on tho corner of
Sixteenth and K streets, and it must contain
about thirty rooms. It is a great squnro struc
ture of Milwaukee brick, trimmed with a drab
sandstone, and its architecture partakes of tho
Grecian order. Hero Mrs. Senator Hale and her
husbaud will live, and many fine entertainments
will bo given. This ground cost Mrs. Chandler
flro dollars a squaro foot, and it was offered to
tho Ohio millionaire, Warder, when ho was look
ing for a placo to build. The price was, how-
over, five thousand dollars more than that of a
lot in tho centre of tho same square, and in a
penny wise, pound foolish way ho bought tho
cheaper lot. Ho built a house costing about two
hundred thousand dollars which does not look as
if it cost more than seventy-llvo thousand, and
which, owing to its location, will never bring
what it is worth. Mrs. Chandler's lot is one of
tho finest in tho city, and it will increase in value
A CLUSTER OF TINE HOUSES.
In sight of this house of Mrs. Chandler's there
aro a half dozen and more mansions, none of
which cost less than a hundred thousand dollars
to build, and some of tho most noted men and
women of tho country will be her neighbors.
Just across the street lives Senator Evarts in a
big red brick, and a block away is tho great
mansion of Col. John Hay, who, with his accom.
plished wife, Araasa Stone's daughter, spends a
small lortuno every year in his Washington en
tertainments. The Hay house Is ouo of the finest
here. It has a dining-room finished m South
American mahogany, and tho great library has
a celling of paneled oak, tho gruin of which has
""been dusted with' TfOld. a few doors lvom Col.
Hay. and between him and Mrs. Chandler, Is tho
palace of Justice Gray, which is so severely
plain that it looks like a prison. Here tho fat.
round Justice entertains his select crowd of
friends In company with his wife, who was, it
will bo remembered, tho daughter of Stanley
Matthews, and who is very popular In Washing.
ton society. A little further down K street is tho
house of Col. Jerome Bonaparte, and on another
corner is a big red brick which Col. Nick Ander
son, of Cincinnati, built for himself a few years
ago at tho cost of about eighty thousand dollars.
A block lurtheroveristhowlilto stone house in
which Mrs. Senator Stanford will give her mag
nificent, entertainments this winter. It is tho
house which she and tho Senator iinvo occupied
since they have lived in Washington, nnd which,
I ain told, thoy rent, though tho Senator is tho
richest man in Congress. Tho only building that
Stanford owns hero is his stable, which, by tho
way, cost him about twenty-flvo thousand dol
lars, and which is tho most comfortable of tho
stables at tho Capital. Tho Stanlord house is
elegantly lurnlshed. Mrs. Stanlord has picked
up tho most magnificent embroideries that tho
world can furnish, and she has these scattered
hero and thero in all sorts of shapes and in all
sorts of places throughout tho house. Her house
is not gaudy, though It is rich, and it Is a most
comfortable homo as well as a mngulficont placo
1IIG HOUSES IIAIIU TO SET,!..
Senator Stanford has dono wisely in not buying
a house in Washington. Tho mansions of mil
lionaires do not soil yory well here, and thero aro
sovnral now in the market. Senator Palmer's
big brownstono house, which faces McPhorson
Square, can bo bought for S115.000. It cost him
385,000 to build it, aud tho ground is easily worth
tho difference. Still It has been lor sale for moro
than a year, and ho Is losing at least five hundred
dollars a month in tho interest on tho money
tied up In tho investment right along. Ex-b'ecre-
tarv of tho Navy Kobeson's house, on the corner
of Sixteenth and O streets. Is still for salo, and
tho pneo is, I think, S80.000. It is covered with
mortgages u foot deep, and though tho laud is In
creasing in valuo tho houso will not bring what
it cost. Tho Chinese Legation still occupy Sena
tor Stewart's castlo onDupont Clrolo. Thoy pay
a good rent, butstowart will bo glad to sell for
$100,000. Ho ofTera tho property at that, but
there aro no takers. Tho residence of tho late
Gen. Hob Sohonok is lor salo, and thero aro
homes of all sorts to bo bought hero for a con
sideration. Houses from live to thirty thousand
dollars sell readily, and ten and llttcon thousand
dollar houses uro sold ovcry day. It is only tho
big houses that remain on tho market, nnd ovory
month or so thero Is a real estuto transfer hero
which runs high up Into tho tens of thousands.
I understand, by the way. that Admiral Porter
is olforlng his houso for sale. It is a big piece of
property in tho most fashionable part of tho city,
and It has been his homo tor a long time. It is
ono of tho old houses of Washington, and, like
many of tho others of our statemen's homes, its
occupants have made It historic. Blaine, for In
stance, lives In a houso which has entertained
statesmen for two generations. In It Admiral
Rogers lived, Secretary Seward occupied it whon
ho was at tho head of tho Stato Department, and
Clay, Calhoun, and Webster have all taken din
ner inBido its walls. It Is a blir houso, within a
Btono's throw of tho Whlto House, and it will
eventually bo very valuablo as business prop
erty. Blaino rented it, I am told, with tho option
of buylug It any time within a cortain period at
ten dollars a squaro foot, nnd this would bo very
cheap for tho ground if thero wus nothing on it.
Just next door to Illalne is tho old mansion now
owned by Don Cameron, and which cost him
SO7,O0O. It was tho old Tayloo mansion, and Is an
English basement houso of thrco stories and au
attic. Mrs. Camoron has her parlors on tho sec
ond floor and the Senator uses the first floor as
his ofilces. Just across Lafayctto Square, iu tho
old mansion which Commodoro Decatur onco
owned, Gon. Ed lieulo lives, aud it is hero that
Mrs. Gen. Grant usually stops when she comes to
Washington. A few doors further south Is tho
old Sickles mansion, which Washington MoLenn
paid something lllto 300,000 for and iu which ho
now lives. John MoLoau, who married Gon.
Bealo's daughter, has remodeled another of tho
old houses of tho Capital just opposite Chamber
lain's restaurant, and tho laud upon which his
houso is located is so valuablo that you would
liavo to pavo It with gold to buy it. Tho
MoLennsmado n big fortunooutof tho Cincin
nati Enquirer. Thoy have mado another fortune
out or Washington property, and tho houses and
lota which they own hero would, I venture to
say, sell for moro than a million dollars under
Speaking of owners of Washington property, I
Mrs. Dlalno pays taxes on over a hundred thou- I
sand dollars' worth, and tho estate of tho lato ,
Mrs. Fatten, tho wlte of tho California million
aire, is assessed at moro than a quarter of a
million. Gcorgo Bancroft has 351,000 worth of
Washington real estate, and Benjamin F. Butler
pays taxes on about $122,000 worth. Vlco Prcsl- i
dent Morton has somowhero near a halt million '
dollars' worth of Washington property, and ho
has added to tho valuo of his possessions during
tho pnst yenr by building an addition to tho
Shorehom. The Shoreham Flats cost him about
n quarter of a million. Ho paid moro than ,
3100,000 for tho houso which ho bought of Tele- i
phono Boll, nnd ho put about $23,000 more in Im
provements on It. It must havo cost a small
fortuno to furnish it, nnd his Washington oxpon
bcs will. I doubt not, cat up twice his salary
ma itENTS ron fine houses.
Postmaster General Wnnnraaker rents. Every i
ono knows that ho has the old Frellnghuyseu
mansion, which Mrs. Secretary Whitney made so
famous bv her entertainments. Ho has Improved
this considerably, aud tho pictures whloh ho has
hung upon tho walls aro alono worth moro tunn
a hundred thousand dollars. Speaking of finely
furnished houses, I see every afternoon a burly,
thickset tnnn with a great beard standing out on
all sides of his face. Ho walks about tho suburbs
with a pretty llttlo gin
holding on to his hand,
nnd ho looks moro like
an Englishman than an
American. His name is
Levi Loiter, and ho is a
big Chicago millionaire
who pays Blaiuo 813,000
a year for tho rent of
his house. Ho has this
houso fitted out regard
less of expense aud ho
lives like a prince. Near
tho mansion of Mr. Loi
ter is that of Senator
Hearst. This Is the old
house which Falrchild oc
cupied when ho was Sec
retary of tho Treasury,
but which Mrs. Hearst
has remodeled, and which
Is now one nt too linest
houses In Washington.
It cost as much to fix ir
over as It would have
cost to build a new house,
and it contains one of the
most cost ly bath-rooms in
the city. Another very
expensive house is that
of Senator Sawyer. It
is built of brownstoue.
and. Sawyer mado it for
his daughter, who per
sonally supervised tho
greater part or its deco
ration. Many of its walls
aro papered with the
finest of satin. Tho fres
coing is done by artists,
and 1 have heard enthu
siastic young girls say
that it was ti poem In
stono and mortar. Back
of Sawyer's on the hill is
the big brownstono cas
tle in which ex-Senator
Henderson, of Missouri,
lives. This will bothrown
open this winter, and
some of tho Uneat enter
tainments of the season,
will probably be given
in it. It looks moro like
a mediieval castle than a
modern residence, and it
has ono of the finest views
in tho United StatC3.
Standing on its piazzas
you can see for miles
down tho Potomac. All
Washington lies before
you, and across tho river
on tho Virginia hills you
seo tho Greek columns of
the house In which Gen.
Robert E. Leo lived at
Anumberof fine houses
are being built on tho
hills about Washington. Professor G. Brown
Goodo has a big frame houbo overlooking tho
Zoological Park, and Professor Itlloy, of the
Smithsonian Institution, has built a lino brick
structure on tho edgo of the Hook Creek valley.
Gardiner Hubbard, the father-in-law of Tele
phono Boll and one of the richest men hero, has
an Immense country houso jus.t next to the coun
try seat which President Cleveland owned, and
further out still there Is another blghousoownod
by Gen. Drum. Mrs. Logan's houso on tho
heights abovo Washington increases in valuo
overv day. It cost about twenty thousand dol
lars, but It is certainly worth a hundred thousand
dollars now and it will bo worth moro. Mrs. Lo
gan is making some improvements upon It, and
it is already ono of' tho most homoliko nnd com
fortablo places about Washington. Just back ol
it, built In a hollow and on a lot far too small for
It, is ono of tho biggest houses In the United
States nnd ono of tho most magnificent houses in
Washington. It is tbn Washington home of Dr.
Hammond, a great red stono and brick mansion
of perhaps fifty rooms. It is, I am told, beauti
fully decorated nnd luxuriously furnished, but
it is so located that It does not show for half what
It cost, and it will never sell for what it is worth.
I drovo tho other afternoon along Massachusetts
avenuo and took a look nt some of tho famous
houses of that fnshionablo utreot. Chief Justlco
Fuller lives In tho house which Senator Van
Wyck built. It is n big threo-story brlok, and it
has enough bed-rooms so that each of tho Chief
Justlco's eight daughters could havo a room to
herself and leave enough guest chambers to
spare. It has magnlticont parlors and a flno
library, and tho dining-room isono of tho largest
at the Capital, Further on is tho new homo of
Frances Hodgson Buruett, which sho got at n
bargain not long ngo for 525,000, and In tho samo
block is tho houso which Senator Cullom built.
Iuthonoxt block Secretary Windom lives. His
houso Is a big brownstono, thirty-four feet front.
It Is only a low years old and 1 think Mr. Win
dom is the first occupant. In entering it you
como into a wido hall, on ono side of which is tho
library and on tho othor a rccoptlon-room. Tho
dining-room is very largo and well lighted. Ono
sldo of it is oval, and it is finished out In quar
tered red oak. Tho library Is finished in San Do
mingo mahogany, aud tho furnishings of tho
wholo house aro magnificent. Just across tho
way lrom this house is the home of Mrs. Justico
Miller, which will probably bo sold now that her
husband has died leaving her in comparatively
destltuto olroumstances, and just abovo Wln
dom's is a plain red brick in which Justlco Lamar
Seuator Mandcrson is living this winter in a
very comfortable houso near Scott Circlo. It
is a big red brlok Just abovo tho homo of Mrs.
Gen. Sheridan. A great deal of tasto has been
displayed In tho furnishing of It, and tho dining
room has many elegant plcceB of old mahogany.
Tho parlor contains many pretty pieces of brlc-a-brao
and f urnituro which Mrs. Maudorsou has
picked up iu her travels, and among other things
is a wonderful little clock, whoso chimes aro tho
sweetest musio you will hoar in a Sabbalh day's
THUV MV13 AT HOTELS.
Speaker Reed will continuo to livo at tho
Shoreham, nnd n number of tho other members
havo taken up their quarters at hotels, Hopre
scntatlvo Illtt has his old houso. on tho corner of
Fifteenth and K streets, and Representative
Bynum Is living on Nineteenth streor, not far off
from Mrs. Hearst's resldoucc. Itopreseutatlvo
Bayne, of Pennsylvania, has a very fino whlto
statue, and in the houso bcsldo him lives Gon,
Anson G. McCook. Those houbes Col. Ilayno
built uboutthreo years ago. Thoy aro of whlto
Bandfltono and aro very handsome. Gen. Spinola
has tnkeu quarters ut the Arlington, and Mrs.
Spmoln will give her usual brilliant receptions
this winter. Kepresentativo Tracy has a fine
houso on Vermont avenue, and Hepresentntlvo
Outhwnltp, who, It will bo remembered, married
one of George Peabody's relatives. Is living in a
big greenstono mansion on Dupont Circle. Gen.
Joe Wheeler has n houso on Fifteenth street,
near McPhorson Square, and Representative
Springer has his old quarters on Capitol Hill.
Secretary Husk still lives In tho house that
Robert Lincoln occupied while ho was Secretary
of War, and Just nround the corner Is tho big
whlto brick which Senator Allison got from his
wife's mother, and in which ho still lives. Just
below thin thero Is a great red brick with a wide
side yard and with a beautiful front door. This
Is the houso thnt tho millionaire, Senator McMil
lan, of Michigan, occupies. Ho bought It last
year for $80,000. aud has spent quite a sum since
then In Improvements. SeiiatorMcPberson lives
further down tho street, and nrouud the corner,
on IC street, Is tho house owned by Senator Car
lisle, lor which ho paid $20,000 a year or so ago.
This houso is tho Kentucky headquarters at the
Capital, and Mrs. Carlisle presides over It with
dignity nnd good-fellowship.
A number of statesmen live in tho next block.
John Sherman owns thrco houses here, and tho
ono in which ho lives la wotth, I suppose, about
forty thousand dollars. Ho Is thinking of 10
modellng ono of his old houses, and he has Fold,
I am told, tho big red brick which Stanton onco
occupied. Senator Quay lives In tho square be
low, and Henry P. Payne occupies tho house
nround the corner, ou Vermont avenue. A nuin-
Tho Ways UifTerontNntlonalltlcs Trent tho
Perhaps tho most singular Instnnco of the way
In which different pcoplo regard tho samo thing
Is tho mnnncr In which mothers-in-law aro front
ed In various parts of the earth. In France they
aro estccmedj In Britain they aro tho undeserved
theme or much cheap wit nnd omo very material
antipathy. Among many Indian tribes it is in
tho highest degruo in" ' ' r for n mothcr-ln-law
to speak to her daugt. .insband. If sho finds
it necessary to coramui.tcote with him It Is eti
quette that she should turn her back nnd address
him through tho medium of a third person.
Others carry this conventionality so far as to
prevent tho fntbcr-ln-lnw from holding any con
versation with his son-in-law, nnd among the
wild Kalmucks n woman would be suffused with
crimson were sho asked to speak to her husband's
father or to sit down In his august presence.
TO PREVENT BALDNESS.
A. XIiXiTTGKIS OF
Will John Bull Buy
33 R.ITIS I-I CAPITAI
Everything in Sight?
ber of Southern Senators are now living about i
Iowa Circle, and Senator Vest owns a very com
fortable homo on P street, between Twellth and
Thirteenth. Senntor Reagan lives next door,
and Senator Walthall Is about two squares i
away, on Rhode Island nvsnuo. Senator Spooner
has ti rented houso on Capitol Hill, aud hero Pet-1
tigrew anu i.ioouy, tnu twosoutn uaicota sena
tors, will both livo this winter. Capitol Hill
contains moro prominent people this year than it
over has before, nnd a number of our poorer
statesmen comtemplato buying property here,
where tho land is high, the location healthy, and
tho prices comparatively low.
Miss Ghundy, Jn.
A BOY'S WONDERFUL NERVE.
A Sngo Harbor's Unique Ideas Upon tho
Now York World.
Tho preservation of tho hair and tho prevention
of baldness Is a matter to which I have given
considerable attention and thought," said a bar
ber not far from the World ofUco the other day,
"and I havo come to tho
conclusion tbn. all tho
patent tonics tbnt were
ever compounded by my
craft aro not half as good
as a few slmplo and natu
can make aud use. It is.
of course, impossible to
prevent baldness where
it is heredltnry, but it
can, however, be warded
off. The hair, like every
other portion ol tho hu
man frame, if unenred for
will go to wneto nnd even
tually drop out. This is
due to a splitting of the
ends of tho hair, so that
tho interior oil duct,
which nourishes the hair,
is exposed nnd the natu
ral nourishment of the
hair runs to wnste, over
Hows upon tho head,
forming dandruff, which
impedes the growth of
tho hair just us much as
the tares among wheat.
The best means to pre
vent this is n strengthen
ing of the hnlr, and this
can be easily accom
plished by lrequent cut
ting and the use of salt
and water aud n little
vaseline. Have you ever
noticed what bushy hair
seafaring meu have? I
lollowed the sea for a
number of years; I don't
remember ever having
seen a bald sailor. It is
because their hair is in
constant contact with the
Invigorating salt air, and
is otten wot with salt
water. A good tonic of
salt water Ehould contain
n teaspoouful of salt to a
tumbler ot water, and
should bo applied-to the
hair two or three times a
week, Tho effect at tho
end of a month will be
surprising. If the hair
Is thoroughly washed
once a week with castilo
soa) and tho scalp
rubbed with vaseline, tho
hair will not only cease
to fall out, and the dan
druff dlsnppear, but will
actually thicken. Hav
ing onco got the hair in
good condition, vigorous
dry brushing and a re
sort occasionally to the
treatment 1 have de
scribed will keep it so.
Balzae, the famous French novelist, was a great
stickler tor brushing and rubbing tho hair, and
clnimed to have warded off baldness for a long
time, though ho inherited it from both his father
nnd mother. It Is alarming how prevalent bald
ness now is among young men, nnd I attribute it
entirely to the stiff Derby hat now in vogue. Tho
hat impedes tho circulation ot tho blood on tho
crown of the head, and thus shuts off from tho
hnlr a largo portion of its nourishment. The soft
lint Is fur tho best. Next I"
PUT LN YOUR BALLOTS.
MAN'S ALLOTTED SPAN.
Enduring Terrible Agony for Many Hours
From tho Pittsburg Dispatch.
A month ago Chnrles Lcrumou, tho son of a
well-to-do farmer near Mllford, Ohio, was struck
by a train on tho Llttlo Miami. Tho engine
struck him, running over both legs near tho
knee. It was a dark, nasty night, and tho rain
was pouring down in torrents. Young Lemmon,
alter tho train had so cruelly maimed him for
life, managed to drag himself some distance
from tho traok. Then ho took off his coat and
vest nnd tore tho latter into strips, and, winding
one around his right leg, between tho hi)) and
knee, ho hastily improvised a tourniquot by
tying tho pieces together, and, Inserting a picco
of plno board ho had managed to find into tho
strip, twisted it so tightly as to stop tho How of
blood, aud then tho loft leg was treated In tho
samo manner, tho stick used for this being a
dead limb. Thus, while Buffering terribly In a
condition uudor which most men would huvo re-1
signed thomselves to death, tho bravo boy saved I
his life. Fearing that his efforts would make
him faint, ho struggled desperately to keep from
It, succeeding so well that tho feeling of faint-1
iicss passed away entirely. Thon ho stoically I
laid himself up against tho sldo of the houso and
awaited tho dawning of tho day. Thoro through I
tho long hours of tho terrlblo night the poor fel-1
low lay, enduring torments of agony almost bo- '
yond description. With tho morning camo help,
and tho bravo follow was borno away to his
homo. Dr. Bolt was summoned, and ho in turn
telegraphed to Cincinnati to Dr. Phythlan. It
was iu u oiock wiiuu nun. puysiumn arriveu, and
the boy had not uttered ono word of complaint,
although his bleeding lips attested tho wonder
ful power of endurance thnt hlH will was com
pelling. Then without administering any opi
ates the doctor cut off both legs and cauterized
tho wounds. In tho face of this most agonizing
ordeal Lemmon did not utter a word of com
plaint, though nfter tho operation ho fainted
away. Thon another remarkable feature was
manifested In tho caso a feature almost beyond
parallel In medical history. Exactly threo
weoka from that timo Lemmon was calmly sit
ting up in bed, almost entirely well, and smok
ing his pipe. Lemmon Is twenty-ono years of
ago, and provious to his acoldont lived with hla
parents and worked on his father's farm. Many
prominent physicians interested in tho caso havo
called ou him, and bear witness to tho truth of
this most remarkablo occurrence.
"Willis Peyton's Inheritance." a loallstlo
Washington 6tory. is for salo at all newsdealers,
nnd tho trado can bo supplied nt tho Washington
News Company, I
Ho Does Not Livo It ISccauso Ho Works and
l)is.slpaten Too Much.
Now York Ledger,
Shakespenro says: "Men havo died and worms
have eaton them, but not for love." Some ono
else says very fow men die of age. Death is tho
result or disappointment, mental or bodily toll,
or accident. Wo of ten sec tho stroug man cut
down suddenly and tho invalid living his four
scoro years and ten. Tho fact is that tho 6trong
man uses up his strength and tho weak one
nurses tho llttlo given him. Tho passions cor
tnlnly shorten life and sometimes suddenly end
It. "Choked" with passion is very oltonnotnn
exaggeration. The lower animals which livo
temperate lives havo their prescribed term of
years. The horse lives twenty-flvo years, tho ox
fifteen or twenty, the hog tenor twelve, tho rab
bit eight or nine, the gulnen-pig six or seven.
Tho numbers nil bear proportion to tho time tho
animal takes to grow its lull size. Man is tho
only animal that seldom comes up to the average.
Ho ought to livo ono hundred years, according to
tho physiological law, for live times twenty nro
ono hundred, but ho senrcely reaches an average
of lour times tho growing period. To 6um it all
up, man is tho most hard working and laborious
of animals, nleo tho most irregular and intemper
ate. Ho is irritable, and often wears out, and is
eonstlmed by tho fire of his own rclleotions.
A Theatre rneideiU.
From tho N. Y, Sun.
A belle at a theatre entered with hor escort
nfter tho curtain was up and swept down to her
seat Hko a duchess going to court. Sho wns
dressed In a pearl-gray gown, trimmed with sil
ver, nnd a long train rustled behind hor. Her
neck was bare, aud it was this leaturo that
brought ridicule upon her. Sho sat directly In
front of a well-known young follow who had
beon dining heartily and was in a somewhat frol
icsome condition of mind. Ho fixed his eyes upon
tho stretch of bare ncolc nnd for a matter of fif
teen minutes ho studied it with tho utmost care.
Then ho drew a card from his pocket and wrote
in plain letters upon it tho words, "Drop u nickel
and see tho rest of tho girl como out." Attaching
this carefully to the edge of tho corsage by moans
of a pin, tho youug mnu sat contentedly baok In
his chair, folded his arms, nnd proceeded to enjoy
tho Btago performance. When tho escort assisted
tho young womnn with her wrap at tho ontl of
tho play his oyes caught 6lght of tho inscription.
It caused his neck to swell with Indignation until
it seemed ns though ho must fall dead lrom apo
plexy. Tho mischievous youug man behind,
however, wns busy at this timo recognizing the
salutation of n thoroughbred girl a short dlstanco
awny, and was crowding forward to exchange
verbal greetiug wltli hor, Tho escort attempted
to chow the cud of his small mustache, but, find
ing it too short, ho allowed his rugo to fade by
Blow degrees and lollowed tho long train of hfs
"WHO IS THE MOST POrULAlt HOY OR
GIKr, ?' STILL THE QUESTION.
A Merry War Which Is Interesting AU tho
Young People nnd Tholr Relatives and
Friends How tho Candidates Now
"Who Is tho most popular boy or girl In Wash
ington ?" Is a question heard more and more fre
quently every dny, almost ovcry hour, among
tho largo and steadily Increasing clientage of Tun
That question was first put In tho columns of
tho paper several weeks ago, and tho readers of
The nEnALD aud citizens of Washington gen
ernlly were requested to send in ballots having
tho names of tho young persons they thought
worthy to be called most popular amonir all tho
thousands or boys and girls of tho National
It wns a question which immediately attracted
attention In ovcry homo blessed with children,
and tho ballots which havo como pouring In dally
slnco tho polls wero opened show thnt tho in
terest aroused is by no means languid or super
ficial. Over fifty nnmes of boys and girls havo
been placed on our lists by friends and admirers
of tho young people, and already an intense but
eminently good-nntured rivalry has developed
between the leading candidates. Some of the
latter had up to last night polled more than livo
thousand votes, nnd tho contest has ns yet only
fairly begun. This would Indicate that the ono
who is finally voted most popular of all and re
ceives the first prize, a beautiful pair of ponies
nnd n handsome surrv, will have to .poll a great
Week beforo last tho number of ballots sent in
was very large moro than double that of any
pievlous week. Last week tho poll was not
as large, although it excelled any other week
except the previous one.
Tho standing of the candidates last night was
ns follows :
3. Madge Gilbert. Takomn Park.
2. .Helen Seuffcrle, 900 S street northwest.
3. Edith W. Hough, 215 N. Capitol street.
4. Edward Fisher McKnew, 2124 Fourteonth
5. Edward E. Darby, 1245 Twenty-niuth street
. George L. Dietz, 239 New Jersey nrenue
7. Lucilo Colby, 1327 F street northwest.
8. Fnnnio Huddcrfortb, 815 First street iteith
cast. 9. Clarence E. Frey, 3010 P street northwest.
10. Maria Pushaw. 1314 Vermont avenue.
11. Irene R.Wnllach, 120 Indiana avenuenoxth
west. 12. Benjamin Harrison McKee, Executive man
sion. 13. Garnett L. Hobbs, 809 K street northwest.
11. Herbert H. Doyle, 3010 O street northwest.
15. Henry Sherwood, 1017 E. Capitol street.
10. Clarence L. Park, 715 S street northwest.
17. Clement T. Keyworth, 1007 H street north
west. 18. Katharine May Brooks, 2304 Fourteenth
19. Walter Foster, 942 S street northwest.
20. Welhelmina LnHayne, U17 B street south
east. 21. R. Golden Donaldson, 209 Thirteenth street
22. Teresa Bello Kondrup.1001 New Hampshire
20. Willis M. Baum, 712 B street soutliwest.
21. Hattio Morrow, 418 Eighth street southwost.
25. E. Frank Davie, 1314 Ninth street northwest.
20. Kntio E. Gnskius, 1203 Twenty-eighth street
27. John C. McCubben, 938 S street northwest.
28. Don Allen. 1305 Q street northwest.
29. BessieClnrko Baker,1819Kstreetnorthwest.
30. William Charles Hammett, 801 Twentieth
32. Ireno L. Moore, 494 G street southwest.
33. Gcorgo W. Vierbuchon, 3i0 Eighth street
31. Nannie L. AvmbruEter, 2017 K street north
west. 35. Lizzio Van Vleck, 407 Fourth street north
east. 30. Charles F.Williams, 311 D street northwest.
37. Frank Ghiselli, 1730 Pennsylvania avenue
38. Charles F. Sterne, 311 D street northwest.
39. Willie B. Caperton, 1801 G street northwest.
40. E. M. Hull, 302 Ninth street southeast.
41. Ada Derraody, 817 F street northwest.
42. Richard J. Higgles, 445 Q street northwest..
43. Etel Wyckoff. 1)03 Massachusetts avenuo
44. James Joseph Winchester, 2013 G street
45. Frank Ray Howe, 1701 1 street northwest.
40. Katharine Wright Saxton.Keuesaw avenue,
47. Frnncc3T. Towers, 1311 Fourteenth street
48. John Naylor Swnrtzell, 1107 N street north
west. 49. Samuel Shellnbarger, Jr., 812 Seventeenth
50. Charles E. March, 909 Massachusetts avenuo
51. Nellio T. Breuulnger, 721 Thirteenth street
52. William Henry Hamilton, 013 South Caro
lina avenuo southeast,
53. George II. League, 724 Thirteenth street
51. John Graham, 823 Thirteenth street north
west. EDITH NORTHCOTE'S BALL.
An Affair in London at Which tho Grnndo
Mondo and Demi-Mondo Mot.
N. Y. Sun London Cable.
"Wore you at Edith Northcote's ball?" has
been a popular question for tho last days of the
week in tho West End clubs and tho drawing
rooms of Mayfnir and Bolgravia. Edith North
cote is a ldj whoso "Impropriety," to quote
Bret Harte, is professional. Sho is a leading
member of tho Corinthian and Gurdenia clubs,
which George Moore recently described iu the
Sun, nnd yet a womau of birth and broediug.
Only In London could such a ball as sho gavo go
off with tho samo uclat. It was n fanoy dress
affair, given in tho magultlcout now ball-rooms
of tho Savoy Hotel. Staircases, corridors, ball
and supper-rooms wore profusely decorated
with tho rarest (lowers of tho season. The
suppor was porfect, tho champagnes of tho
choicest vintages, and tho costumes as olab
rato and costly as any over worn in London.
Tho names of thu men who participated in this
function nro half of them written lu "Burke's
Peerage," und oomposo a list of oligibles that
hundreds of hostesses In tho United Kingdom
would barter tholr chances of eternal salvation
to bring together in their drawing-rooms. Tho
ladles were. In tho slang of tho town, "pastry,"
as derived from tlio noun tart, but no social fes
tivities in tho most oxeluslvo houses in London
wero over conducted moro decorously. A leading
local stock broker with nn onormous fortuno
proposed tho toast of tho ovenlug, and ono of the
richest colonels In Victoria's dominions signed a
check to defray tho oxponses tho uoxt morning.
Tho Btrnugest part of it all was thnt tho men who
wero present did not endeavor to conceal tho
faot. as was likely to bo tho caso iuNow York
whou suoh an. organization as tho Sootf-to do
L'Harmouio FrniKalso or the Arlon Society gave
a ball in the Academy of Musio or Madison
Square Garden, On tho contrary, overybody in
London knew of the affair, and tho men who
wero fortunate enough to havo limitations
openly bragged of it among tho ladles of their
acquaintance ns well as elsewhoro. No court
ball or royal rocoptlon over caused greater inter
est in tho polite society of London.