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THE'SaJStDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, ISOl.
SBij SxmSatg ljmJU
iOcchlij tatioiw Statdligmccr.
yhf national intelligencer
THE SUNDAY HERALD
ntrcrt at tho PoBt Offlco nt "Washington,
D. C. as Second-class Matter.
J, H. SOUIE,
A. T. HENSKt,
!ditorlil nml Publication Offlcos, No. 400
Ton tli Stroot Northwest.
American public. Wo aro grateful to tho cilltor
of tho Critic. Ilo is n truly grent as well as a
truly good man. Whtlo the rest of tho selfish
world Is wholly absorbed In advancing its own
petty schemes ho snatches a moment from tho
arduous duties of directing his great journal to
guldo aright the wandering footsteps of a fellow
worker, who, no doubt, Is so fully engaged hi
minding his own business that ho will hurdly
havo time to thank his benefactor. Theroforo
wo thank tho editor of tho Cn7i'c,and trust that
his un6olflsh dovotlon to his neighbors' business
will never cause any diminution In tho varied
excellence of tho great metropolitan daily
over whoso problematical destiny ho presides,
and which has so long been a sourco of wonder
and admiration to tho nowspaper world.
ON VIRGINIA BATTL.E-FIEL.DS.
LATE SOCIETY ITEMS.
"THE SUNDAY HERAJVD" Is convinced
that there Is nn organized cnnirof paper
thlovcs In this city, who follow Its carrlorB
around and take tho papers from tho door
stops. "Wo will pay a reward of $30 for tho
arrest and conviction of any one of those
Our patrons living on the line or
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
can have "The Sunday Herald" sent
direct "by leaving their order at tho
newstand, Baltimore and Ohio Depot.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
Subscription (in advance) per year $3.50
Remittances should be made by postal note,
money order, or c?icc7;s on New York or "Washing
ton. "Wlien checks on banks in other cities arc
tent the cost of collection will be deducted.
The Editor of The Sunday Herald cannot
undertake to preserve or return rejected communi
cation. Persons who desire to possess their com
munications, if unused, should retain a copy.
Local reports and absolute news of sufflcicntim
portancc to justify publication will be welcomed
from any one, and if valuable will be paid for.
Contributors arc respectfully requested to re
frain from sending toTnE Sundat Herald news
items which have already appeared in other jour
nals, as it is not desired to reproduce matter from
ANOTHER STRONG INDORSEMENT
More Testimony as to "Tho Herald's" Vnluo
as an Advertising Medium.
Washington, January 2, 1S91.
To the Editor of Tlic Sunday Herald:
Sir: I desire to add my testimony with regard
to The Herald's value as an advertising
medium. My experience has been that it is ex
cellent, and I am well satisfied with the results
Iliave had from tho use of its columns for
placing my business before the public. I be
lieve it will pay any merchant to advertise in
The Herald. Wishing you a happy and pros
perous New Year, I am respectfully,
H. J. Launt,
1327 Fourteenth street northwest.
Senator Hoar's Republican colleagues aronot
toting fair. They aro not trcatinjr him with
that distinguished and beautiful consideration
which is traditionally and imperatively called
for by tho constitution and by-laws of Senatorial
courtesy. They know as well as every ono else
that tho Senator is not expending tho scant
energies of his pottering senescence In trying to
compel tho adoption of tho Forco bill with tho
sole object of making tho coarsely-convoluted
gray matter in tho thick cranium of tho
Southern Afro-American count for bb much in
human affairs bolow Mason and Dixon's line as
the superior quality gray rnattor of tho Cau
casian, which is "saturate out and out through
every convolution" with tho results of cen
turies of civilization. Thoy know that Senator
Hoar has a far higher object than this in his
present pernicious activity. Thoy know It, for
ho himself has said it; and this higher object is
to avert the calamity of being trampled down
by the ambitious young statesmen of tho grand
old commonwealth of Massachusetts who think
he lags superiluous on tho political stage and
would liko to knock him out at tho next Sena
torial election. Now, if Senator no ar succeeds
in getting the Forco bill passed, or if ho fails
after making a creditable fight, tho figure ho
will have cut in the affray may rekindle tho
dying fires of enthusiasm in tho breasts of his
old-timo supporters and secure his reelection.
But if his colleagues on tho Republican side
continue to ch&rgo that he has made a misera
ble mess of the Forco bill campaign; that, in
fact, his blundering and nerveless activity in its
behalf was or came near being fatal to it,
they will irretrievably queer him in Massachu
setts. This is far from Senatorial courtesy.
Give the old man a chance.
Tho Spot Where Senator Ttutlor liOHt His
Thcro is still a halo of historic romance about
tho battle-fields of Virginia, and thcro is also
much room for historical research. Maj. J. 11.
Stlne, of this city, historian of tho First Army
Corps, has been examining tho battle-fiolds
around Stcvensburg, Va., with a vlow of con
ducting parties of Union and Confcdorato ofll
ccrs and others thero in tho spring. Tho fields
in question embrace that on which took place
Averlll's great cavalry fight between tho Rap
pahannock and Brandy Station beforo Chancol
lorsvillo. This was tho big cavalry fight in
June, when Hooker, to uso an Armv phrase,
was feeling Leo at tho tlrao whon tho latter was
preparing to mako his famous iuvasion of
Pennsylvania, which terminated with tho decis
ive battle o Gettysburg. Tho Confederates
havo located tho snot where Senator Butler, of
'South Carolina, lost his leg on tho road from
Stovonsburg to Brandy Station. It was taken
off by a solid shot from n Union battery sta
tioned near Stcvensburg as Butler was riding
along at a gallop. This spot will bo visited by
Maj. Stlne and party in tho spring. Tho latter
says Gen. Butler was in tho act of moving his
command in the direction of Braudy Station
when tho shot was fired.
Tho historical party will also tako a retro
spective observation of tho movements of tho
Army around Stcvensburg in tho winter of
18G3-'C4, just beforo Geu. Grant took command.
They will visit Gcu. Hancock's old headquarters
on thu mountain-top, with tho cavalry forces
about him, lu tho following order; Gen. Davis,
near Hancock, ut Dr. Grayson's; Kllpatrick,
just outside of Stovensburg, at Covington's;
Pleasanton, at Braudy Station, while Custer's
headquarters were at Dr. Barbour's, n brother
of Senator Barbour, of Virginia. Tho scene of
theso intricate and extensive cavalry operations
will furnish several interesting and valuablo
chapters of unwritten history, and tho historical
party will comprise some of Washington's most
distinguished military and historical characters.
CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY
INDORSED BY THE PEOPIiE.
There is mutiny in the Salvation Army in
Englaud and the Booth family seem to be
standing most of tho blows. The "General's"
subalterns have discovered that while they were
doing the hustling and the shouting ho and his
family were living like princes in splendid
leisure. The dupes are showing more sense
than most people gave them credit for.
Probably the most fashionable New Year call
just now is a call lor a cash settlement.
The Herald wishes all its readers a happy
New Year and hopes they have fully recovered.
Now is tho time to subscribe.
Tho periodical talk of a great colored exodus
from the South has broken out afresh. This
time the promised land is Oklahoma and the
recent reports of starvation among the white
settlers make it seem probable the colored'ex
odusters will not find milk and honey flowing
in any considerable abundance there.
Toast of Cardinal Xiavigorio Struck a
Cardinal Lavigerie's declaration in favor of
the French Republic has received the support of
tho Archbishop of Tours, Cambria, and Rouen,
and of several bishops and other clerical dig
nitaries. In a recent interview with tho Pope
Monsignor Fuzet, Bi6hop of Reunion, urged
that In the interest of tho church tho French
Catholic clergy ought to sever all connection
with the Monarchical party. The Monarchists,
he held, were now powerless to conserve or
found anything, while they were so far forget
ting the dictates of conscience as to resort to
the weapons of corruption and conspiracy.
In a letter to Cardinal Lavlgerio Mgr. Fuzet
reports favorably as to tho results of his inter
view with the Pope. His Holiness has remarked
that the Republican clergy ought to bo satisfied
with the sentiments of Cardinal Lavlgcrio's
toast. Mgr. Fuzet replied that Cardinal Lavl
gerio had struck a most fortunate blow in be
half of tho church, which could not identify the
cause of religion with opposition to established
Mgr. Fuzet's letter is countersigned by many
bishops, and is tantamount to a definite sub
mission of a large section of this clergy to tho
Republican'government. Tho Catholics pro
posed holding an international scientific con
gress here in April next, under tho presidency
or (Jardinal Kichard.
Speaker Reed ought to take a few days off,
go home, and get acclimated for the next Con
gress. It was 00 below zero in Maine the other
Ex-President Cleveland is going to deliver a
lecture shortly before the Chicago Press Club.
He should take for his subject "Newspaper Men
1 Have Snubbed." This would bo a very largo
I o -.
One of the most amusing things in Demo
cratic politics just now is the tremendous ef
forts Governor Hill's supporters are making
to prove that he has been a tariff reformer from
Tho melancholy days have come, the saddest
of the year, when those who swore off on thol6t
are wondering if it wasn't all foolish sentiment,
any way, and are trying to open negotiations
with their consciences for a release on equitable
There should be nothing unconventional in
the behavior of "Washington for some time to
come. At least half a dozen fclentlfic and re
ligious conventions were held here tho past
week. This has got to be the great Washington
The German authorities have adopted the
boycott as part of their anti-Socialist machinery.
Instructions have been issued to tho soldiers
stationed in Berlin not to patronize ninety-seven
specified restaurauts whose proprietors aro So
cialists. Thus tho boycott becomes a national
institution in Germany.
Henry P. Brueninger, of 734 Thirteenth street,
who has been seriously ill for tho past three
weeks, fs very much improved.
Mr. James P. "Voorhees, who has been vlsitlnsr
Detroit aud elsewhere in the Northwest, has re
turned liere much improved in health and en
couraged by the recent success he has had with
his play, "Tides."
Associate Justice Brown, of tho United States
Supremo Court, called on tho President yester
day and thanked him personally for his ap
pointment, it being their first meetinp since his
nomination was sent to tho Senate. He was ac
companied by Chief Justice Fuller and Associate
Mr. Sam Hudson, tho versatile and prolific
journalist who has represented tho Philadelphia
Bulletin hero for the last eighteen months, has
gone to Harrisburcr to keep bis eye on tho Penn
sylvania Legislature while it is in session. Mr.
Hudson knows more Pennsylvania politicians
than any other man in tho business, and he is on
to all their tricks.
Mr. L. W. Spear, of Duluth, Minn., treasurer
of tho Northwestorn Investment Company, vis
ited friends during tho holidays in Washington.
Mr. Spear Is ono of Duluth'a prominent capital
ists, and declares that in material advance in all
channels of commerce, manufacturing, trade,
nnd realty Duluth and Superior havo no equals
in this country, and that a second Chicago is
building at tho headwaters of Lake Superior.
THE "WOMAN'S CLINIC.
Steady Increase of tho Good Work
The regular bi-monthly meeting of tho
"Woman's Clinic was held on Saturday night at
tho residence of Dr. D. S. Lamb, 800 Tenth
street northwest. The report of the executive
officer of the clinic for December, Dr. Clara Bliss
Hinds, shows that seventy-three patients were
treated, a steady increase of the work. Tho
efforts of the clinic have been supplemented by
additional donations. Tho ladies' sewing circle
of tho clinic met last Saturday at tho residence
of Mrs. E. E. Massons, 813 Twelfth street
northwest, for tho purpose of making articles
for tho sale at a bazar soon to be held for tho
benefit of the clinic.
Dr. C. R. Dufour 1b in attendance at tho
rooms of the clinic, 1800 Fourteenth street
northwest, on Mondays and Thursdays from 1
to 2 for tho treatment of oyo diseases; Dr.
Amelia Erbach on Tuesdays and Fridays from
2 to 3; Dr. Clara Bliss Hinds, Wednesdays and
Saturdays from 1 to 2; Dr. Julia E. Smith, on
Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 3; Dr. Ida J.
Helberger, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 2,
and Mondays and Thursdays from 0:30 to 7:30
P. M., and Dr. J. H. Bryan on Wednesdays
from 1:30 to 2:30. Miss Carrie S. Harrison,
Mrs. William A. Coppinger, Mrs. Elvira Bliss
Sheldon, and Mrs. William W. Herron wore
added to the board of directors.
Baltimore is preparing to wake up and boom
herself as a great trade and manufacturing
centre. Why don't some of our enterprising
Washington capitalists try to do something in
the way of attracting manufacturing enter
prises to this city ? Is there any good reason
why Washington Ehould not contain more mills
and factories ?
The effort to pass tho Forco bill is causing tho
Republicans to lose point after point fn tho des
perate game of politics they aro now playing,
The Western Farmers' Alliance men who fav
ored the third party Idea havo been compelled
to drop it because the Southern farmers declare
thoy will work through tho Democratic party as
long as the Forco bill agitation continues.
Beauty Jennie Not in the Will.
Cleveland, Onio, Jan. 3. The will of Selah
Chamberlain, the railroad builder, was probated
to-day in Painesvllle, Lake Countj'. Mr. Cham
berlain left an estate valued at $7,000,000 on a
low estimate. He was a member of tho Pres
byterian Church, and tho only public bequest
ho made, which was a small one, by tho way,
was to the Lane Theological Sem
inary, at Cincinnati. Tho bulk of his
vast estate will go into tho possession of two
nephews, sous of his brother, who lived hero.
Tho fainouB beauty, known as Jennio Chamber
lain beforo her marriage, was his nieco. Her
name is not mentioned in tho will. Sho was
married a year or two ago in England to a
wealthy man, and is now known as Mrs. Nay-lor-Leyian.
Sho was always regarded hero as
beiug a special favorite of her uncle.
THE ALLIANCE IN TOWN.
Professor Kocn is not without honor in his
own country, even in the backwoods districts
of It. He went for a rest to a little hamlet In
the Hartz Mountains tho other day, and tho in
habitants got up a torchlight procession in his
honor. Where is the American backwoods town
in which a mere scientist who does not believe
that money-getting should be tho solo aim of lifo
would have excited so much enthusiasm among
the denizens ? But then tho Germans aro so
Tho universal genius who wields tho editorial
pen pf the Critic finds time amid the distracting
duties of teaching his youthful readers short
hand to illuminate the mind of the dramatic
critic of The Herald on thesubject of the rela
tions which Composer Milloeckek bears to the
Child Ahducted hy a Chinaman.
New York, Jan. 8. Au Fong, a wily-looking
Mongolian, was arrested to-night upon a
charge of abduction, and was dismissed be
cause of lack of evidence. Fong inveigled
fourteen-year-old Mary Schawn into his room on
the top floor of tho tenemeut-houso 49 Bayard
street on Friday night. Tbo police found
the little girl lvlng on tho bed in a semi-dazed
condition. When she recovered sho told the po
lice that Fong had given her a cup of tea soon
after sho entered his room. After drinking the
tea she says her mind became a blank, and she
cannot remember anything that transpired.
A Branch of tho Citizens' National Alli
ance to Sleet Here.
At a meeting held last evening at tho office of
tho National Economist,on North Capitol street,
a branch of tho National Citizens' AUIanco was
organized. Tho Citizens' Alliance and tho
Farmers' Alliance aro practically ono and tho
same organization, tho only difference being
that the Farmers' Alliance Is confined wholly to
the agricultural districts and the Citizens' Alli
ance alms to organizo in tho largo cities and
tewns. Both organizations aro working for tho
same measures of, reform, etc. In Kansas
during tho lato election tho Citizens' Alliance
showed up with about 25,000 members,
among them aro some of tho most
enterprising business men of tho State.
The Washington branch will be known as
Local Branch No. 4. Tho following wore
elected officers: President, Mr. Herman Baum
garten; Vico President, Paul T, Bowen; Secre
tary, C. T. Walport; Treasurer, L. P. Wild.
Meetings will bo held twice each month, and
prominent speakers will bo in attendance.
Among them will bo' several members of Con
gress who aro interested in tbo reforms that are
sought by tho Alliance.
Strikers Confident of Success.
Glasgoav, Jan. 3. Tho condition of affairs
in regard to tho railroad strike is unchanged.
Tho companies aro engaging new men very
slowly. Men who are on probation accompany
most of tho engines. Tho strikers aro still
confident of success.
Emma Abhott Dying,
Denyer, Col., Jan. 3. A special from Salt
Lake City says: "Emma Abbott, who is very
ill with pneumonia, is not expected to survive
A Pleasant Goming-of-Age Party.
Mr. Morris Hale, of the Disbursing Office,
Post Office Department, was twonty-ono years
of ago Monday, December 29, and a host of his
friends, including the Pastime Musical Club, of
which ho is a member, assembled athismothor's
house, 932 New York avenue northwest, to
tender their congratulations on attaining his ma
jority. Among those present were Mmes,
Holmes, Pierce, Speer, Thompson, Smith,
Spang, and tho Misses Curry, Marble, Miliigan,
Bessie and Ada A6hley, Raphael Ellis, Ward,
Hale, Stevens, and Mary Curloy, of Baltimore;
also tho Messrs, Spang, Smith, Speer, W. S.
Brown, Kairnes, Holmes, Pierce, Baur, O'Brien,
McCauley, Marble, Gelble, Josctte, Gallaher,
Flch, Stiles, Furman, West, and McEueny.
Tho Pastime Club rendered some of their
choicest music, and Mr. Spang, accompanied by
Mrs. Hale, sang some of his best songs in his
best style. Mr. Morris Smith, a fine old Eng
lish gentleman, and his wife, u comely, hand
some, old lady, the grandparents of the "now
man," who celebrated their golden wedding
last October, were also of tho party. A lino
supper was served at 10 o'clock.
Tho guests of tho Hotel Kenmoro enjoyed
thoir Christmas and holiday week. Tho pro
prietors of this hotel, Messrs. Nivor and Hough
taling, hnvo tho faculty of making their guests
feel that tho hotel Is their homo for all tho tltno
they nro within its attmctivo walls. On
Christmas morning tho hearts of all tho chil
dren were tnado very happy, and in tho even
ing the dining-room was given up to tho pleas
ures of Terpsichore and a banquet. On Friday
evening a carry-all sled afforded pleasures of
an old-fashioned sleigh rido. On Saturday ovon
ing a programme of old tlmo soncs, with gen
eral chorus, was rendered in tho parlors. On
Monday night a private theatrical, Bishop's
feats of mlnd-rcadlug, old-tlmo parlor games,
charades, etc., .woro Indulged In. On Tuesday
night a literary and musical programmo was
rendered with pantomime and parlor illusions.
Tho going out of tho old year and coming In of
tho now were observed In a spooic or pnantom
dnnco, all dancers being grotesquely masked.
On Thursday evening Mrs. Nlvcr, with tho
asslstanco of ladles m tho hotel, 6crvcd dainty
refreshments in tho parlors. The Christmas
and holiday week has'beon a continuous round
of merriment at tho Hotel Kenmoro.
A cablegram has just been received from
Seiior Mcndonca, tho ncwly-appolntcd Minister
Plenipotentiary from Brazil, snylug that ho was
about to sail with Mrs. Mendonoafortho United
States and that they might bo expected home
by tho middlo of January. Seiior Mcndonca is
very favorably known in Washington by reason
of his service as Brazilian Minister on u special
mission last year to tho Pan-Amoricau Con
gress. As soon as possiblo after Minister Men
donoa's return ho will present his credentials to
tho President aud tako formal charge of the
Legation, which will bo located at 17G1 Massa
chusetts avenuo for this winter. His govcrn
ment will probably build anew legation before
long. Mr. Valento will start for h's now post
of duty In Vienna as soon as his successor ar
rives. Seiior and Mrs. Mendonca aro noted
for thoir hospitality. They havo unlimited
wealth at thoir command, and will entertain
Tho fortnightly meeting of tho Ladles' His
torical Society was held at Mrs. Horatio King's
Friday morning. Mrs. W. F. McLennan pre
sided and read a sketch of Louis AI11. Mrs.
H. Ross Browne read an interesting anecdote
of Annio of Austria, and of tho Duke of Buck
ingham. Mies I. Lenman read a selection upon
Louis XIV. A very able original paper upon
Cardinal Mazarln was given by Mrs. Almena
B. Williams. Mrs. L. D. M. Sweat read an in
teresting description of manners and customs
in France during tho seventeenth century.
Miss Ethel Purcell charmed tho company by
hersinging "To Seville" and "In Old Madrid."
Miss Emma C. Prall gave most delightfully
upon the piano Henselt's "Si Oisean J'etais,"
Godard's Mazurka, nnd Chopin's Fifth Noc
turne. A Russian folk song and old English
ballad were sung by Mrs. W. D. Windom, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis gavo a very de
lightful reception and tea at their residence, in
Lo Droit Park, on Monday evening, in honor of
their guests, Mies Emily Thomas, of Stamford,
anu Miss .kalth. Colt, ot uartioru, conn., who
are making a short visit in this city. Tho even
ing was pleasantly interspersed with music,
while at the tea table tho daintiest of refresh
ments wero served by Mrs. Davis and her fair
assistants. The well-known hospitality of tho
host and hostess was never shown to better ad
vantage, for, though the house was thronged
with guests, all wero made to feel at home by
the cordiality of their reception and tho many
delicate attentions shown them.
Mrs. James F. Barbour gavo a beautiful
party on Thursday evening in honor of
her young daughter, Mi6s May Key worth,
who is here spending her vacation from
tho Sacred Heart Convent, Manhattanville,
N. Y. Thero was dancing, and a handsome
supper was served. Miss May Keyworth was
attired in light-blue silk. Among the guests
were Miss May Corson, Masters John and Guy
Corson, Misses Slingluff, Warner, Bryan, Lang
horne, Maisas, andLiuley, and Messrs. Lodge,
Peachy, Johnston, Menocal, Gibson, and Mac
Arthur. Mr. James Henry, tho well-known corre
spondent of tho Pittsburg Ti??ies,has returned to
the city after a brief absence at home, 'during
which ho deserted the already badly-thinned
ranks of tho Nowspaper Row bachelors and
became a happy benedict. He is of course ac
companied by his brido, formerly Miss Rhein
hart, of Pittsburg, a charming and accom
plished lady, and thoy will remain in Washing
ton until tho end of the session of Congress and
it Is to bo hoped permanently.
A happier party of young people it would havo
been hard to find than that which gathered at
the residence of Mrs. William H. Romaine, No.
935 H street, on Wednesday evening. Tho
occasion was tho eleventh birthday anniversary
of Master Frank Romaine, and the guests wero
his cousins and a fow playmates. They spent a
delightful evening. Among those who wero
present wero Marguerite Almes, Matthew
Aimes, Wlllio Loraino, Charlie Murphy, aud
Avery pleasant dancing party was given by
Miss Katie Littlewood at 415 B street nortbeast
on Monday oveningin honor of her guest, Miss
Barbey, of Boston, Tho house was tastefully
decorated with palms and cut ferns. At 11
o'clock a collation was served. Among those
present wero Mr. and Mrs. Downey, Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley, Misses Fuller, Sefton, Wiley, Bar
ton, and the Misses Pope; Messrs. Mack, Bar
ton, Blackwood, nart, Ramey, Cox, Pope, and
Tho Misses Windom gavo a complimentary
musicalo In honor of their guests, tho Ailsses
Colby, yesterday evening. Only three people
took part in tho programme Miss Hunt, who
6ang; Miss Colby, who played on tho harp, and
Mr, Hansou, who presided at tho piano. Thero
wero between sixty and seventy guests all
young people. An elegant supper closed tho
A donkey party wa6 given by the ladles of tho
Hotel Kenmoro last Friday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. WasBorbach assisted tho ladles of tho
hotel In tho entertainment of tho guests during
tho closing season of 1890 and the opening of
the new year, 1891. The prizes awarded wero
to little Mies Kathleen lloughtaling, Master
Arthur Wasserbach, Mr. Hillman, and Miss
Mrs. T. W. Spear, of Duluth, and family,
who havo visited friends in Baltimoro since
November 1, aro now stopping at tho Hamil
ton, accompanied by Miss Jennie Dorsoy, sister
of Congressman Dorsoy, of Nebraska. Thoy
will leavo for Ashevllle, N, C, Tuesday next,
where thoy will spend tho winter.
The many callers at the residenco of Mrs.
Civil Service Commissioner Lyman, No. 423 M
street, on Mew Year's Day, woro pleasantly en
tertained by tho hostess, who was ably assisted
by Miss Lyman, Mrs. Dr, J. O. McUonnoll, the
Misses Lord, Emma Alexander, and F. G. Mc
Dowell. Mr. and Mrs. William D, Cabell gavo yester
day an afternoon reception, from 4 to 0, to tho
day pupils of Norwood Institute. Mrs. Cabell
was assisted m receiving by Miss Constance
Williams, Mies Edith Roberts, Miss Heleu
Sidles, Miss Lizzlo Riley, and Miss Romaine
Miss Mario Decca has returned to Now York,
where several musical engagements await her,
her recent appearance in tho metropolis having
been received most favorably.
Miss Alice Marshall, an accomplished vocal
ist of Philadelphia, Is a guest of Miss Mamie
Kinney at 930 O street.
Tho date for tho annual charity ball for tho
benefit of tho Children's Hospital is January 21,
A transaction In IJoardlng.XIouecs That"
Whh Somewhat Irrocular.
About a month ago a llttlo Frenchwoman
arrived in this city from NnwOrloans, and after
looking around for a while for a business
opening found that Mr. Alexauder W, Harris
and Mrs. Sarah W, Willis, who kept a copart
nership boardlng-hou-se at 1103 and 1105 G
street, wero desirous ot selling out. Thehouso
was in good older and very well filled with
guests. "Mrs. Ringgold, tho Frenchwoman,,
concluded to tako hold of Iho place. An agree
ment waB arranged, aud $2,00" wns named as
tho price; nnd to fix things in a dcfinlto shupo
Mrs. Ringgold paid $7f0 down, and agreed to
board and room tho pair and also to pay them
25 a month in addition. Things moved along
smoothly until about ton days ago, when
an agent of Mr. W. O. Houghtou, tho furnlturo
dcaler,came ou tho scno and demanded payment
from Mrs. Ringgold for tho furnlturo in tho
house, which ho claimed was sold on tho In
stallment plan to tho former proprietors. Mrs.
Ringgold refined to pay, and a suit was threat
ened. When tho former owners learned of tho
demands of Mr. Houghton they attempted'
to oust Mis. Ringgold "and to tako possession
of tho house again. This did not suit Mrs.
Ringgold, and Bhe failed In a officer aud made
known her troubles. Tho officer told her to
swear out u warrant for their arrest, and acting
on tho advlco she wont to tho Dlsti let Attor
ney's office and related her case. Assistant
District Attorney juunownoy aiivised her to
mako it a case of ronsplracy, nnd the warrant
was issued. Mr. Harris whs arrested yesterday
by Officer Hughes and gave ball, and about 8
o'clock Inst night Mrs. Willis surrendered her
self, and Judgi- Miller at tho Polico Court ac
cepted $1,000 iu each cabo. Mr. J. II. Ralstom
was present as the representative of Airs. Wil
lis and Mr. Harris, while D. V. .Glassio is look
ing after tho Interests of Mrs. Ringgold.
CAN THIS DE TRUE?
Aro Thcro Men on tho l'olloo Force Who
Play Poker ?
Tho raid ou the Traymoro Club on F street
and tho story of the polico stumbling on a hid
den wire, tho 6lmplo touch of which opened the
doors, is laughed at considerably by those in the
inner circles. A sequel of tho affairand a pretty
good story in Its way is related by a gentleman
who paid tho club u visit. He was a stranger
in town and was invited to visit the place fora
"quiet game." He went thero aud was dum
founded to see two tables going, clustered
around them being men in their shirt sleeves,
with pistols and nippers protruding from their
back pockets. "Hey, what is this? Havo I
struck a cowboy's meeting ?" ho inquired. "Oh,
no," leplled his guide, "they're all right. They
arc policemen." No wonder, then, tho hidden
wire was discovered.
SUICIDE OP A WOMAN.
Sho Had Been Despondent and Took a.
Doso of lint Poison.
Mrs. Frances Gibson, a white woman of pre
posessing appearance, about thirty years old,
committed 6uicido yesterday morning at her
residence, No. 1014 South Ca'pltol street. For
some time Mrs. Gibson has been despondent
becauso of serious family afllictlon and trou
ble. Of late her condition was such as to at
tract attention from the neighbors. Yester
day morning sho was seen about the
house as usual, but at noon was dis
covered in a semi-unconscious condition by
some children. By her sidewas alarge quantity
of rough on ruts, and with this Bhe "had ended'
her life. Physicians wero immedlatedly sum
moned, but beforo their arrival tho poison had
taken such hold that it was impossible to do her
any good. Sho died about 1:30 o'clock. The
coroner was notified and will investigate the
Indiana Republican Club.
Tho Indiana Republican Club met in their
rooms in tho G. A. R. nail last eveniug, and
elected tho followiug officers: Hon. John C.
Chancy, President; R. M. Nixon, Vico Presi
dent; E. Finley Kitson, Secretary; George
Robertson, Financial Secretary, and Maj. L. P.
Williams, Treasurer, (reelected.) Tho president-elect,
Mr. Chancy, made an enthusiastic
address. It is tho intention of tho organization
to iurnlsh suitable entertainments for its mem
bers and friends, and to that end tho following
committee was appointed for the vcar: Capt.
Thomas H. McKeo, Chairman; John R. Leonard,
F. Tibbetts, Giles Smith, Frank Morrison, J. B.
Dowd, and Ed Steele. This committee aro
already actively engaged in preparing for a re
ception to tako place some time this month.
In Memory of Dead Comrades.
On Sunday evening next the members of tho
Washington Light Infantry Corps will observe
tho beautiful custom of recalling at a special
meeting tho memory of tho comrades who havo
died since tho corps was organized. Thero havo
been fourteen such deaths. Tho meeting
will bo held at Albaugh's Opera House,,
and addresses will be delivered by Col. Moore
and Dr. Hamilton Leach and Mr. Campbell Car
rington. Thero will also bo an appropriate
sermon and vocal and instrumental music.
Tho exercises will be highly interesting and im
pressive, Each member of tho corps will bo
given ton invitations to tho meeting for distri
bution to their friends. Others who desire in
vitations may procure them on application to
tho invitation committeo, Maj. Dalton, Capt.
Allison Nallor, and Sergt. Keuuerly.
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Emergency Hospital Cases.
Mr. W. II. MclnterfE fell from his bicycle on
Eleventh street last night and severely cut his
chin, and Dr. nail dressed it. Robert Hart
cut his hand badly whiio fooling with a thresh
iug machine, and Dr. Mtddlcton dressed his
wounds. Oliver Delphy, while under tho in
fluence of liquor on Pennsylvania avenue, at
tempted to read a temperance lecturo to two
men whom ho did not know. His argument
becoming personal and abusive, tho men
turned In and gavo Delphy a rouh beating,
necessitating tho attention of tho doctors at tho
Emergency to mako him presentable for a Sun
day outing. Ho will read no more lectures to
strangers. . .
Another Club-Hpuse Raided.
Tho determination of tho polico to break up
tho Incorporated clubs, at which gambling is tho
chief pastime, is now apparent, as tho three
raids of last week show. Keeping up the work
Lieut. Kelly, Detective Block, Sergt. Byrnes,
and a posse of officers last night raided tho
Windsor Club, located at Sixth street and Penn
sylvania avenue, and found a game in progress.
The proprietor, Martin Flaherty, was ar
rested, together with about a dozen others as
witnesses. Flaherty left collateral for his ap
Elwood, Ikd., Jan. 3. Two shocks of earth
quake wero felt here thiB afternoon, tho first,
lasting thirty seconds, occurred at 4 P. M, Tho
second followed immediately, fifteen secouds.
Oscillation camo from west to east. No dam
ago was done.
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For Boys and Girls.
Read the announcement on tho 14th pago of
to-day's Herald. It will interest you, and your
sisters, and your parents, and your cousins, aniL