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THEY HAVE THEIR PADS.
SLAVES OF THEIR YIOES.
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Till! HODDIES AND KCOJiNTIUCITIES
of soars well-known ladies.,
Mrrt. "Lincoln's Jealousy and How Sho
llroiijjlit tho President to Time Mrs.
Harrison's Collection of Old White
Ho una I'lirnittirc Mrs. Spoonor's Flno
Old Dp.sUh How Mrs. Hearst Knter
laina Young rr.oplo MrB. Thomas
Palmer's AVealcnoss for Dogs anil Her
Grtr for One That Dlctl Mrs. Senator
Mel' horn on a Dclicvcr in Physical Cul
tttro Democratic Mrs. PauncoCoto A
Word About Mrs. Morton and Mrs.
To Cha Yim.
The woild 13 full of fads, so full, in fact,
that small space is left for taorc substantial
culture, though as a mass tho men and women
of the period are distinguished in many re
spects above the average class of society whose
dolnt;s and sayings have been handed down as
typical of tho elegance and culture that
marked tho age of our forefathers, when solid
worth and sterling integrity were the only sure
stepping stones to the attainment of public
favor and high office.
MRS. PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S PECULIARITIES.
Probably no more eccentric woman ever
reigned supremo in the White House than the
wire of President Lincoln, though few, if any,
of her predecessors or successors have en
tirely escaped the impeachment. Mrs. Lin
coln's most distinguishing weakness was an
Innate jealousy of disposition that ofttimes
proved a sore trial to her large-hearted, impul
sive husband, who in the child-like simplicity
of his nature was constantly guilty of rousing
this little demon in the breast of his "better
half." Air. Lincoln was proverbially dlsre
gardful of all the lesser rules of etiquette that
held such an important place in the estima
tion of his wife, and for nearly two years fol
lowing their advent into tho White House Airs.
Lincoln's feminine wrath was stirred at the
. determined action of her liege lord to Mgnore
her right of precedence upon every occasion
. of public reception or official entertainment.
It was tho custom of our Chief Executive in
those days, as in the present, to take advan
tage of the period following tho close of a
v large cvoulng reception to promenade through
the suite of apartments thronged with eager
sight seers and prominent officials.
Passing through the line that opened on
i either side to admit of their approach, and
followed by members of tho Cabinet present,
the President would make the entire circuit
before tho final hour for the closing of the
doors, j t was President Lincoln's custom to
waive all precedent upon such occasions, and,
. offcrring his arm to tho first lady to whom he
- happened to turn In the fancy of the moment,
without regard to her official standing, ho
would lead the way through the rooms, leav
ing Airs. Lincoln to follow with whomsoever
a kind fate awarded her among the officials
present, This Btate of affairs, however, did
not happen to agreo with this lady's precon-
- ceived notions of etiquette, and the irate mis
tress of tho White House never lost an oppor
tunity of Impressing upon her husband her
disapproval of his breach of the usual rule In
her caso, for she was often heard to remark:
- "If tho President by right of precedence ranks
first among officials, should not his wife by
the laws of church and State stand second to
none ? Thus to her alone above all others is
. due tho honor of taking her position by his
side upon all and every occasion of public ap
pearing," Alauy and sore were the lectures
given to tho delinquent by tho outraged
. spouse, but it was fully two years before the
wife prevailed and succeeded in her determi
nation to bring the President to regard tho
matter with the importance of her own views
Instead of lightly ignoring tho question or
passiug it by with a light laugh or genial ro-
. spouse, so characteristic of the easy-going,
tender-hearted nature of the man.
?,uis. Harrison's two fads.
In her artistic temperament Airs. Harrison's
. eccentricities all combine in a passion for the
beautiful, whether in nature or art, and he
enthusiastic devotion to painting has often
proved a severe strain upon her over-taxed
strength. Yet in spite of tho thousand aud
one demands attendant upon her elevated
position, her regular attendance upon the
. studio classes was seldom omitted even during
tho height of last season's gaieties. Another
. eccentricity, If such it can be termed, that
will always distinguish Airs. Harrison's reign
as mistress of tho White House, is her earnest
effort to gather together all the scattered
treasures in tho shape of articles of furniture
and odd pieces of bric-a-brac that have from
- time to time been disposed of to make room
for now thiugs at tho Executive Alansion.
Though up to present date comparatively
small returns have rewarded her efforts, yet
tho little seed onco sown it will not be long
before tho perfected bloom in the form of one
of the most historically valuable collections
will reward her patriotic zeal, Already many
ardent sympathizers are energetically, though
- quietly at work collecting chance pieces that
have through successive changes wandered
far from their original use, most probably laid
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away for long years unnoticed and forgotten
in some dusty garret or public work-shop.
MIIS. MORTON'S EXEncisn.
Airs. Alorton is a woman of sterling
practicability and among cabinet ladles there
is no better or more judicious housekeeper
than tho handsome wife of our Vice President.
Airs. Morton's hobby In regard to the taking
of regular exercise amounts to an eccentricity.
No matter how busy tho day or crowded the
season with official obligations, in her case too
imperative to bo lightly regarded or thought
lessly ignored, sho may be seen regularly in
dulging in her brisk constitutional the length
of some one of tho broad avenues that inter
sect tho commanding site of their handsome
residence just off from Thomas Circle. Usually
accompanied by ono or more of her young
daughters, whoso education aud training it
has always been her pleasure and pride to
personally supervise, In her fondness for
pedestrianism. Airs. Alorton resembles an
English woman, and her fine physique and
graceful carriage give evidence of the ad
vantages resulting from her systematic habits,
DEMOCRATIC MRS. l'AUNOEFOTE.
Speaking of English women reminds me of
a circumstance in connection with the truly
domooratie idoas carried out by Lady Paunce
fote In her every-day life luour midst. This
perfect Independence of action is iu no way
more practically evinced than in the common
occurrence of her return from a morning shop
ping exnedltlon on foot, with her arms filled
with bundles of varied sizes and shape.
Sometimes it happeus she is accompanied
by Sir Julian, who, regardless of his ministerial
dignity and noble lineage, returns to tho
hospitable portals of the Embassy with his
official broadcloth almost hidden beneath tho
accumulation of parcels with which he has
willingly burdened himself.
This most popular aud admired couple re
turn many of their visits in au informally
pleasant manner, usually selecting the hour
when without regard to tho fashionable rulo
iu such cases, they are sure of finding their
hostess at home, and if the locatiou bo not too
far distant, prefering the simple method of
making the distance on foot. So thoughtful
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IA.Y "WE CONSECRATE."
are these true English aristocrats for the com
fort and well-being of their domestics and
carriage horses that the familj' give both
coachmen and team a rest on the Sabbath, and
conscientiously attend churcu,walkingtoo and
fro sometimes twice a day.
MRS. YE CHA YUX.
While touching upon tho question of tho
eccentricities of Washington residents I can
not forbear to mention the progressive little
Coreanwlfo of tho present acting AHnlstor
and First Secretary of Legation, Mrs. iTo Cha
Yun, who having firmly established her Inde
pendence Is leading tho way to freedom from
tho thralldom Jn which generations have held
tho women of her race.
Sho has thrown aside every encircling fetter
and blossomed out as a woman of fashion in
tho latest approved stylo of English gown,
with a set-off in tho shape of the most be
witchlug little flower-garden bonnet Imagi
nable, from beneath which her small but in
telligent round face looks forth with an ex
pression of complete satisfaction. In marked
contrast are the less-advanced sisters of the
Flowery Kingdom, whose orloutal costumes
never fall to attract universal attention when
ever thoy appear upon the streets.
MRS, SrOONEIl'S OLD DESKS.
Airs. Spooner, wife of tho ox-Senator from
Wisconsin, whoso recent departuro from our
midst letives a void lu social ranks that will
long bo felt, has added to her innate passion
for music a keen scent for tho ucquiring of
quaint and rare articles of furniture. This
taste ruus to a peculiar fondness for antique
desks, any number of which,beautlfully inlaid
In contrasting woods, adorned her homo on
Lanier Place. Two of tho most valuable of
these were secured during a summer's 6ojouru
In an obscure New Englaud coast village.
Tho 6ame summer Airs. Harrison mado a simi
lar find in a fisherman's cottage of the same
neighborhood. Tho two ladies have often
slnco laughed over tho greater luck of the
Senator's wife in securluir two such treasures,
MRS, HEARST'S CHAKITIES.
Airs. Heart's peculiar fancy tends to a most
praiseworthy eff oi t to bestow happiness upon
those whom adverse fortune has deprived of
tho advantages that only wealth can bestow,
The Death of Mrs. Susan F. Cologne.
Airs. Susan F. Cologne, widow of tho late
Edgar N. Cologne, died in this city of tho
grip, in tho sixty-ninth yoar of her age, and
was burled from tho Alcthodist Church at
Warronton, Va. The death of this tender,
good, and Christian mother has broken a
golden link in a large family circle. She
leaves six sons and two daughters to mourn
her death and fondly cherish their good
mother's memory. She was an active woman,
friendly and beloved by all who know her.
It should ho told to tho lasting honor of this
Virginia matron that when ono of her sons
passed her door with his Confederate regi
ment, after an absence of two years in the
field, her baud refused to beckon him to
break ranks a single moment to gratify a
mother's yearning for a kiss from her soldier
A. Golden Gross Entertainment.
Tho musical and literary entertainment un
der the auspices of St. John's and Capital
Commanderles at the now Golden Cross Hall,
Friday evening, was given bofore a large and
appreciative audience Grand Commander
Ehle presided, aud the following local talent
contributed to the enjoyment of tho occasion:
Piano solo, Professor H. C. Alurray; piano and
violin duet, tho Alisses Diver; vocal duet, Airs.
II. C. Alurray and B. W. Beebe; vocal solos,
"Oue Heart Divine," AIlss Anna Baptlsta;
"Temperance Bells," little Hattlo Alay Bug
bee; "Como Where tho Lindens Bloom," B.
W. Beebe; "Bird of Love," Airs. II. C. Alur
ray; recitations, AIlss Alaud Hunter, AIlss Ade
laide Payne, Air. Giles Shine; chorus from
"Ernani," and "Lovely Night," Boston House
Corsage Bouquets Are Out.
Corsage bouquets are entirely "out" this
year. All flowers, unless it be one very per
fect rose or orchid, are carried iu the hand.
Women have come to the very sensible con
clusion that handsome gowns are ruined by
having (lowers pinned upon them, while, of
course, to fine lace or cobwebby chiffon they
mean total annihilation.
Call at the Bellvue Dairy Farm and try
their milk, Pure, fresh, and clean.
C1IIN1CSE WHO WORK NIGHT AND
DAY TO OUT MONEY
Aud Then Dlow It All "In utThoir Gnmb-
ling and 'Opium Joints on Sunday
Chinese Onmblors Who Iilve IiUto
T.ordw on the Spoils of IMay.
"Yes," said Detective Block, "we made a
good haul of the Chinese gamblers early in tho
week, but I am not sure that it will do any
good to put a stop to, or even give a check
to, playing fan-tan and smoking opium. Theso
men are inveterate gamblers, and they will bet
the last thing they havo on their favorite game.
I believe they would even wager their lives,
and pay the penalty if they lost the bet.
Otherwise they are a quiet and law-abiding set,
and have never given tho police any trouble.
In fact, they havo a holy horror of American
"Are all tho Chineso laundries places de
voted to fan-tan and opium smoking?"
"No, sir. The laundrymen work like slaves
nearly all tho week, from early morning to late
at night, but on Sundays and Alondays they
have but little to do, and they devote those
days to blowing into the hands of the Chineso
sharks their hard-earned wages. Just as is the
case with Americans in gambling matters,
there are sharks and there are suckers, and
there are forty or fifty of the former who do no
work, but sit around the fan-tan houses and
look out for tho latter to catch and swallow
them. There are but two fan-tan and opium
houses in tho city, and they are on Four-and-a-half
street below tho Avenue. Ostensibly
thoy are Chinese groceries, but the fact Is they
are both gambling-houses and opium-smoking
dens, and all. the Chinese laundrymen through
out the city and Georgetown and Anacostia
fiock there on Sundays."
"Do you think tho Highbinder Association
that rules the Chineso In New York and San
Francisco has any foot-hold here, or that the
Six-Companies Association levies assessments
upon tho laundrymen here ?"
"No, I do not. For tho reason that there
has been no case, so far as I know, where a
Chinaman has been seriously assaulted or
killed by a fellow-countryman here. Of
course, I don't know whether or not assess
ments are mado upon the laundrymen by the
agents of the Six-Uompantes. Auotner tmng,
when one of them has a complaint against an
other he is ever ready to go upon tho witness
stand and swear against the other to the top
"of tl c notch. I never put any dependence in
a case of the kind, for they do not understand
tho solemnity of au oath, although they are
always ready to swear upon the holy evangel
ists and kiss the book, and then to make the
most transparently lyiug statements in sup
port of their own side of the case. I always
seek to get extraneous evidence in such cases.
I understand they havo a form of oath in San
Francisco where they cut off a chicken cock's
head, and tho Chinaman dips his hand In the
blood. Then he considers that ho is bound by
his oath. You see the difficulty we have to
contend with In dealing with this sort of
heathen. Buttheie is certainly a connection
between tho laundrymen of this city, to what
extent I am unable to say, with tho big-bugs
of the Chineso quarters in Alott street, New
York Citj All tho groceries and other sup
plies needed by the Chinamen hero are shipped
directly from Alott street, and there are two
restaurants with Chineso delicacies down on
Four-and-a-half street. On their working days
tho Chineso laundrymen go to our markets and
cet their ducks and vegetables and so on, and
they cook them in tholauudries,but on Sundays
and Alondavs the restaurants do a rattling
business. It is certain that theso grocery,
restaurant, and gambling establishments get
tho bulk of the earnings of tho hardworking
laundrymen. For example, the man Phillip
Aloy, who kept tho fau-tan establishment on
Four-and-a-half street before Sine Sing Lung,
whom we arrested last Monday, made a fort
une in less than it year, sold out, aud went
to China to live in splendor. It is said that
Sing Sing Lung bus been making money hand
over fist, and hopes to do likewise, but we'll
endeavor to balk him if wo have to raid his
establishment every week."
"You say tho Chinese laundrymen never
give the police any trouble?"
"Never, but tho duty of the police, undor
tho law against gambling and opium smoking,
is to try to protect these men from tho ma
chinations of their vicious countrymen, who
take advantage of tho inuuto vices of the race."
Death of a Veneralilo Resident.
Air. Elbert Anderson Hebard, a resident of
Washington for nearly twenty years, died on
Tuesday last at the residence of his daughter,
Airs. Julia A. Gregory, No. 304 Sixth street
southeast. Air. Hebard was born in New
York State seventy-six years ago, and for a
long time previous to taking up his residence
in Washington ho lived in Canandaigua,
where his father, an eminent divine in the
Alcthodist Church, had established an onvhi
blo reputation in religious circles. Air.
nebard's remains were taken to Canandalcua
for interment. Loved and respected .by all
who knew him for his gentle and thoughtful
disposition, Air. Hebard lived a quiet and
modest life, satisfied with tho esteem and ven
eration in which ho was held by those with
whom he came in contact, and caring little
for worldly ambition. Tho religious Instincts
Inherited troin his father remained with him
throughout his life, and the tralniug of the
latter showed Itself in tho unostentatious pro
fession of Christlaulty of the sou. Mr. Hebard
left a widow and three children, who have the
sympathy of a large number of friends in
Northern New York aud in Washington. His
widow, a sou, and a daughter reside in this
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Shoes Odd and End Sale.
Three huudred aud sixty-five men's kauga
roo and calf Oxford, at $3, reduced from $5
and $4. National Hotel Shoe Store, 409 Penn
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