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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8( IS91.
PAGES 9 TO 16.
MOURNING FOR MOULTON.
SHERMANS WIIiD NEPHEW LEAVES
EVERYBODY IN XnE LUKCH.
,IXo Boomed a Nico Younjr Man, But Ho
Borrowed All tlio Money Ho Could,
Passed Worthlos Oliooks, and Then
. Dovcrtcd Bis Wlfo and Baby.
Young J. Sherman Moulton, who desorted
his wife and child iu this city last Monday
night, has not yet been heard from, and his
acquaintances no longer try to defend his ac
tions'. Since his departure the full rascality
of his dealings have becomo known, and tho
wonder is that ho concealed for ao long tho
double life ho was loading. Behind him ho
has left a broken-hearted wife, a 20-month-old
girl baby, and many unpaid bills and worth
less checks. Ills career in this city has been
a gay and disgraceful one.
Not quite a year ago Moulton, who Is tho
son of Colonel C. W. Moulton, a prominont
citizen of Cincinnati, and a nephew of Sena
tor John Sherman, camo to "Washington with
his wife and young child to seek Government
employment. The position of confidential
clerk, to Commissioner of. Ponsions Raum was
vacant, and he made application for it. In
dorsed by Senator Sherman and others, he ob
tained the place at a salary of $1,800 per an
num. Previous to this Mr. Rtdgeway filled
this position, but he was placed on tho classi
fied rolls. His work as confidential clerk
however, was so satisfactory tbat ho was re
tained in this capacity, while Mr. Moulton,
acting in name only, was assigned to tho Law
Division. Tho clerks in that division receive
from $1,200 to $1,G00, so that Mr. Moulton was
receiving the salary of confidential clerk whilo
doing tho work of a $1,200 to $1,000 position.
It is said, also, that his appoarance at his desk
was rather intermittent.
He was refined in his address, a good and
plausible conversationalist, and, though of an
apparently quiet disposition, a whole-souled,
liberal fellow, but with an uncoutrollablo de
sire for high living. Ills habits of this char
acter became too strong for him and onco be
yond recall his descent was rapid. His
salary was squandered in gaiety. Ho was
fond of driving good horses and did bo.
Gambling and playing the races also cam e In
for their share of his money, and fast women
are believed to have helped along hlr down
fall. With his money gone he became moro
desperate and began to borrow from his
friends. His previous good record mado
it easy for him to pbtain funds and he secured
loans of all sizes from everyone ho knew. Ho
obtained everything he could on credit and
his bills bogan to mount up. Finally, he
reached his limit and his creditors beaan to
close In on him. Then, as a last resource, bo
gave his checks for everything on tho Lincoln
National Bank, which, when presonted for
payment, were refused as being worthless.
Moulton at ono time had a bank account
there, but he quickly ran through it.
Last Monday his wife went to Baltimore
with a young lady to visit friends in that city.
That night Moulton borrowed moro money
on checks that were worthless. Ho called on
General Raum to say that ho was going to
Now York to vote. After this ho returned to
his apartments, packed his clothes, and, after
leaving a note for his wife, disappeared. It
is not thought that ho has gono to Nw York,
for thero ho is known.
When Mrs. Moulton learned what had hap
pened she was heartbroken. In tho note
which her husband left ho said that he know
her to bo a true and good wtiman, who had
been a dutiful wife and had done everythlne
in her power to make of him a good and
honest man, but bis bad habits had gono be
yond his control, and ho had left her and sho
would never hear of him acaln. .Mrs. Moul
ton was almost prostrated with grief and
shamo. Sho fcould see no ono, and evon re
fused to venture upon tho streets, bo deeply
did sho feel the dishonor brought upon her.
Tho apartments sho occupied aro now torn
up and everything Jn them is packed roady
for shipment. To-morrow aho will return to
her mother, with whom sho will live. It is
understood sho will apply for a divorce.
Commissioner Raum said to a Herald re
porter that he had no knowledge of Mr.
Moulton's transactions moro than ho had
read. Ho assumed that ho would hear from
him in a day or so giving some explanation.
If ho did not ho would feel compelled to take
some official notice of tho charges mado.
Wants to Send u Packaco to Hoaren,
Tho little son ot a postoilico clerk waa
watching bis mother arrange flowers on tho
grave of his 6l3ter buried at Oak Hill ono day
last week. It waa tho anniversary of tho dead
child's birthday. After gazing at his mother
at work for some time, tho llttlo fellow said:
"Mamma, I wish I know somobody who was
going to dlo." The mother in surprise asked,
"Why dear?" "Because," answered tho lit
tle fellow, "I would like to send Mario a birth
day present up to heaven."
Mr. May Must Apply to Congress.
Mr. Georgo W. May has written to tho Com
missioners asking that they see that all places
privileged to allow drinking from tho package
bo forced to keep an open store and not have;
a screen or other obstruction iu tho roar of tho
premises whero 3'oung men. can hide them
selves whilo drinking. Tho Commissioner
addressed a reply to Mr. May informing him
that a special act of Congress would be neces
sary before his request could be complied
A Now York Candidate.
Tho Commissioners yesterday received a
letter from Warren E. Sammls, of 07 Liberty
etreet, New York, asking that his name bo
added to tho list of applicants for the position
of Commissioner of Deeds. He was iuformed
that all applications for this position must bo
made to tho President.
OUR MINISTER TO CHILI.
Tho Man Who Is Blamod forMucliof tho
Mr. Eagau is an Irishman by birth, a nativo
of tho County Longford, whoro ho first Baw tho
light in 1841. His father was a farmer nt Ball j
mahon before tho troublous times between
1846 and 1849 compollod him to givo up agri
culture and rcmovo to Dublin for the cbanco
of making a living. In that city young Pat
rick received his education from tho Christian
Brothers. Ho took great interest in politics
from a child, and was ono of tho first Homo
Rulers and an early momberof tho council
at tho head of tho organization. Foremost
among tho founders of the Land League ho
was appointed its treasurer, an office which
ho resigned in 1882. Owing to political diffi
culties at homo ho lived in Franco during the
last two years of hisitreasurership. Eagan
camo to the United States in 1883 and settled
In Lincoln, Nob., whero ho started a branch
of tho business in Dublin in which ho had an
interest, that of doaling in grain. Ho was
choson president of the Irish National Con
vention held in Boston In August, 1884. Tho
6ame year, one year af tet.he had applied for
his first naturalization papers, ho published n
letter advocating tho election of Mr. Blaine as
President of tho United States.
THE RESULT IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Somo Democrats Blame Pnttlnon Mr.
Mutchler Docs Not Tako That VIow.
Democrats returning from Pennsylvania
are naturally in no very complacent mood.
They aro crestfallen and angry, for, while few
of them expected to defeat tho Republican
nominees, neither did they expect to bo
themselves snowed under so deeply as tho
returns show them to have been. They hoped,
at least, to keep tho Republican plurality
down to 1 small figure.
Some of them aro angry at Governor Patti
son and aro Inclined to imputo tho bad show
ing which tho party mado to his appointments
and his courso while tho election was pend
ing. "Pattlson has disgusted a great many
Democrats by his appointments," one Penn
sylvania Democrat, who was in tho Stato dur
ing tho campaign, said yesterday. "In somo
Democratic districts our voto wa largely
reduced because of tho unpopularity of the
men ho has placed in office. Then tho fact
that ho never opened his mouth to say a word
in favor of tho Democratic ticket from tho
opening to tho close of tho campaign hurt us
a great deal. Evon tho roport circulated all
over tho State that ho was opp osed to ono of
our candidates ho did not think it worth
whilo to contradict until a few days before elec
tion. Then ho camo out in a twenty -lino inter
view denying tho report. If Pattlson had gono
into tho campaign and mado a few speeches
for the ticket, it would have, mnde thousands
of votes for us. But he wouldn't lift his
hand. Ho takes tho ground that a Governor
of a great Btato is too high, mighty and digni
fied an individual to go on tho stump. When
asked to do so, bo said that ho was out of
politics. Well ho is out of politics for good
now. Tho defeat of tho Democrats on Tues
day has killed Pattison's Presidential boom,
I think, and I am glad of it."
Othor Pennsylvania Democrats do not tako
this view of it. Ono of tbeso is Representa
tive Mutchler. Ho said yesterday ho had not
looked for Democratic success. Tho Demo
cratic masses were apathetic and could not bo
Interested in tho campaign. In tho country it
waa impossible to get the farmers away from
thoir fall work. Then tho Republicans were
thoroughly aroused by Governor Pattison's
courso in calling tho Legislature together for
tho Investigation of the treasury scandals and
spared no efforts to eavo themselves from de
feat. Mr. Mutchler does not think tho elections
will have much effect on tho candidates for
tho Democratic Presidential nomination next
year. "I don't bco that Cleveland has been
made any stronger by tho results of tiio elec
tions," bo said. "Tho situation is just what it
waa before, Cleveland was strong enough
already in tho country generally to get that
nomination if Now York asked it for him.
That's tho point. If New York is for Clove
land, ho can have the nomination, I think."
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"Boll's Bottom" Liquor Uconses.
A committee composed of Messrs. Heurich,
Barbour, Madlgan, and Shea had a hearing bo
fore the Commissioners yesterday to deter
mine upon some day when an argument
could bo heard against tho action of tho Com
missioners in refusing to grant liquor licenses
to applicants within tho section known as
"Hell's Bottom," As Mr. Roes was absent
from the city no definite action was taken.
New Members of tho Artists' Society,
Mr. A. G. Heaton and Mr. Howard Helmlck
wero elected to membership in tho Society of
Washington Artists at tho last meeting of that
organization on Monday, These gentlemen
are among the best-known artists of the city,
BY WASHINGTON ARTISTS.
SOME NOTABLE PIGTDBES IN THE
EXHIBITION AT VEEBHOFE'S.
X.ocal Scenery Put on Cnnvnis by Sympa
thetic Brushes Max IVoyl's Adiron
dack Studio Worku by Mourg. Uhl,
Pnrkor, Mann, Motor, Miller, and
Tho exhibit of tho Washington artists at
Vcerhoff's during tho past week was a very
creditable one. Mr. Brook enjoyed, during
tho summer, a long-coveted run through
Holland, and thero aro several restful rural
viows resulting. Mr. Brook affects tho dun
browns of country roads and autumnal
scenery, and these roads running like tiny
ribbons between expanses of green havo a
peculiar charm for his brush whilo fields of
ripened grain or corn in tho Bhock always at
tract him. Ono of his best views of this kind
seems to bo of a Virginia cornfield with
shocks stacked up, and an "aunty" and
"undo" of tho old regime gathering it in.
Mr. S. Jerome Uhl's centre-piece is tho
trong and lifo-liko portrait of Mr. Veerhoff.
Above it hangs a street sceno that has a fine
sweep of perspective as ono looks through
it into distauce, and through tho trees Into
MRS. A-NIE E. HOYLE.
far-reaching meadows and receedtnee skies.
Another, below, Is of an autumnal evening In
which the trees stand, half denuded of their
foliage, with depths of eky and landscape be
yond. Mr. E. C. Messer displays a goodly
collection of studies of Anacostia, picturesque
scenery from tho luminous pale tints of sprine
tlmo through the deoper greens of-summer
into tho rich glow and russets of autumn.
His best probably is tho centre picture which
depicts tho darkened landscape as tho sun has
gono down leaving a trail of yellow-red lumi
nous atmosphere behind, "tit. Elizabeth, as
seen from Poplar Point," is another study of
Mr. Messer embracing tho three elements of
landscape beauty, a wooded hillside, water,
and a cloud-flecked sky. The Asylum Ja but
half seon from behind the deep greens of tho
woods that surround it. Max Woyl has
reached tho happy place of having compassed
an established stylo. His views in tho Adiron
dack region, whero he spends his later sum
mers aro all happy hits. His stylo refines
upon itself and all his pictures, havo a charm.
His views ot the heart of the sombre wood
and the hidden pools, tho solemn presence of
tho rocks, which are favorite subjects, mako
you feol them all. One of his best in this ex
hibit Is a study in low tones of a marshy
placo with green scum on tho water and
bunches of ripo sedgy grasses growing out of
It. There Is a farm-house in the distauco, and
a cold, gray Bky seen from beyond and bo
hind a row of stately, half-denuded trees.
Parker Mann and John Henry Moser, two
prolific workers, havo clusters of pictures up
to their usual standard. Mr. Mann's aro
pastels, mostly sea views, cleverly done,
while Mr. Moser's water-colors aro a kind of
journal of his travels, for it is 6afo to pre
sume that ho made a fresh 6tudy every day.
Somo of his studios are very pleasing. All
show good work. There is ono of a bit of
shallow water with a few trees on tho brink
bending over to see their loveliness in tho
limpid mirror at their feet, Mr. Mann's
yachting sceno Is ono of his best; another,
"A Sea View," whero the water comes
rolling in and frets into foam aB it
dashes over rocky shore. Mrs, A. E. Iloylo
has a good pastel portrait of a young lady, In
which tho fleeh tint is warm and life-like, en
hanced, probably, by a crimson bodlco with
puffed sleeves and a bit of frilled lace at the
"V" opening. Mies Perrle is always happy
in her sea vIowb or waterscapes. Boats
just como ashore, with denuded masts
or lonely fishermen aro the subjects most
affected by this promising young artist.
Mr. E. J. Miller has suoh a happy faculty
of doing so .many artistic things unusually
well that It Is no surpriso how well ho has
dono his penciling of tho "Old Acqueduct
Bridge" of Georgetown; or of "Pigeon Cove"
or "Capo Ann," whero ho passed his summer.
Mrs. Bradley contributes sovoral promising
things. Ono is tho head of a monk in tho
glow of a bricht light. Another, a street
sceno near Paris, in which tho stooly grays and
porcelain blues of that cllmato are faithfully
reproduced. Ono of tho best exhibitors is Walt
man, a young man of much promise, who "
wieldo a strong brush and puts much bold
ness into his figures. Ono is a portrait of
E. H. MILLER.
Prof. Sousa and tbo other is a bit of character
study. Holmig gives a garden sceno in black
and white in ono picturojand a"Lady on a Sofa"
in another. Mr. M. Gill has a series of pictures
that fall below his usual standard. But whero
thero is so much to commend, and evidently
such a general onward impulse moving our
home artists to do tho best that is in them, it
is much moro pleasant to commend than to
Indulge in too close or captious criticism.
The work dono by tho men and women hero
who devote themselves to art as to a revered
mistress compares very favorably with that
of tho average in New York or Boston as to
quality, if not as to quantity.
Mr. W. H. Holmes has four sketches in
water color, each of which displays this
artist's refined and delicate treatment. Ono is
a water view, with ragged old buildings on
tho shore. Another is a fine study of land
scape and cloud effects in silver grays, with
two picturesque trees in the foreground. Two
rustic maidens out for a walk aro strong and
vital in expression.
Mr. Dunbar, tho sculptor, appcarB among
tho exhibitors with a verv lifo-liko bust in
red clay of Mr. S. H. Kauffmann and also
eovoral heads of children.
THE WOMAN'S CLINIC.
The Annual Meeting and tho Keports ol
Operations for tho Year.
Tho annual meeting of tho "Woman's Clinic
was hold on Tuesday evening, November 3,
at the residence of Doctor D. S. Lamb. Pres
ent Mrs. Dufour, Mrs. J. S. Jennings, Miss
Hciberpcr, and Mrs. Sherwood; Drs. Smith,
Hinds, Oaleman, Falls, H. L. E. Johnson, and
D. S. Lamb. Tha report of Secretary
Lamb was read, covering tbo period oftho
fourteen months of tho Clinic's existence. Tho
resume showed that the Clinic had done good
work and kept out of debt. The treasurer,
Minnie E. neiberger, reported that during her
Incumbency of six months tho receipts were
$204; expenditures, $180.08; balance in the
treasury pf $15.92.
The roport of tho executive officer of tho
Clinic, Dr. Falls, for September and October,
showed 167 patients treated. Duriug tho year
980 wore treated. A new board of directors
was elected, consisting of tho old officers i.nd
an addition of three new members to fill va
cancies, viz.: Hon. Simon Wolf, Mrs. William
B. Webb, and Miss Graco Thomas. Dr.
William Leo was re-elected first vice president,
and Mrs. William B. Webb second vico pres
ident, Miss Minnie E. Helberger treasurer,
and Dr. D. S. Lamb secretary. Tho consult
ing Clinical staffs wero all re-elected, and tho
now committees appointed ns follows: "Ways
and means Hon. Simon Wolf and Madames
Jennings, Dufour, Thomas, and Minnie Hel
berger; finance Mrs. Sherwood, Mr. Lloyd,
onu Dr. Lee; printing Mr. Lloyd, Mrs. Sher
wood, and Dr. Lamb. A public anniversary
meeting is to bo held as soon as arrangements
for it can bo made.
The Artists' Society's Exhibition.
Tho Society of Washington Artists proposes
holding two regular exhibitions each BcaBon,
ono In tho spring for oils, water colors, draw
ings, etc., and tho other In tho winter, to in
cludo water colors, pastels, charcoals, etc., in
fact everything except oil pictures. The
winter exhibit will bo held at Woodward &
Lothrop's gallery from December 7 to Decem
ber 19, 1891, inclusive, and all works must bo
ready by November 28. The exhibition will
be confined exclusively to Washington artists.
Whilo ladies aro not admitted to membership
in tho society, they enjoy a perfect
equality as exhibitors, and compete for first
place and prizes, just like the other fellows.
All entries for tho December exhibition
must be made by Saturday, November 28, be
fore 0 o'clock p. m. No works in packing
cases will be received at tho gallery, and
works of non-resident artists should, there
fore, bo sent to somo consignee in Washington
to act as agent for the exhibitor, All works
intended for tho exhibition must have a card
attached giving tho title, tho name, of tho
owner, and tho price. Original works by
Washington artiste, not before Included In a
public exhibition in Washington, and ap
proved by the executive committee, will bo
accepted for this exhibition. In all caseH tho
judgmeut.of the committee will bo final. A
member of the society will attend to tho sale
of works In the exhibition, and a commission
of 10 per cent, will bo charged on sales
Clearing the Postoilico Slto.
To-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock the bids
for the demolition and removal of the build
ings on the postofllco site will be opened in
tho office of the Supervising Architect of tho
Treasury. The work must bo completed in
A PAD WITH FUN IN IT
AS WEIL AS HEAI.TH, GOOD LOOKS,
1 AND GOOD SPIBITS.
How Sooloty GlrlB Arrayed in Turkish
Trousers Kick Up Their Heels, Climb
Bopes, and Swing Indian Clubs In a
"Well, I'm not the same girl you saw in the
spring," exclaimed a young lady well known
in society in answer to tho remark of a friend
who complimented her on the wonderful Im
provement in her nppoaranco since their last
meeting. "I look like a new girl, I think
and I know I feel like a now girl. No, it wasn't
my summer in tho mountains that did it.
That may havo helped a little, but most of
tho improvement you say you seo in mo has
taken placo since I camo homo a couplo of
months ago. What waa it ? Oh, thoro's no
secret about it. It'.s all tho result of a now
fad I've got and havo been working for all it's
worth. Excuse tho slang, but slnco I've be
come so outrageously healthy I feel like talk
ing Blanjc all tho time. I always did havo an
Idea that good health waBn't quite compati
ble with extreme refinement, and I fear I'm
not nearly as refined as I used to be when I
waB languid and lackadasical.
"But about the secret and tho fad. All
thero Is to It is that I've taken up systematic
physical culture, and find not only health but
heaps of fun in it. I was walking homo from
a shopping trip ono day, feeling all fagged
out and looking liko a fright', I've no doubt,
when I saw a sign on a house indicating that
within was an establishment devoted to the
physical culture of women. I had hoard of
the placo before and decided to see what It
was like on tho spot. So In I went.
"Thero was a pretty little woman teacher In
a red costume consisting of a pair of looso
Turkish trousers and a blouse waist, with
black velvet collar and cuffs. Sho wore
black stockings and low ties. She had thp
shapllest of calves and tiny feet. Her every
motion was, grace. After watching a class of
adults exercise, I put my name down. I had
taken to the now fad with a rush. I ordered
a nobby blue flannel suit before I went homo
to ba ready for mo-next day. I bought a suit
of fine black silk underwear and a pair of
white canvas slippers without heels. I began
my exercise next day. There were nine of us
who met for tho first time In the locker-room
below stairs to transform ourselves from
women of fashion into free human creatures
with legs. That is the first overwhelming dis
covery a women makes about herself in a
gymnasium that she has legs and can kick
up before or behind in, most reckless abandon
and nobody frowns or looks horrified. That
is what I did when I got my new things
on. I kicked up and raced round tho
locker-room like a colt just out of tho barn,
and that is what all tho other girls did, too.
Wo had a little preliminary circus of our own
to warm us up to work. Wo all wore
gymnast suits. No awkward squad
of now recruits over caused a drill
officer moro trouble than wo green ones did
our instructor, for wo had nover learned how
to manage legs or armB on a systematic plan.
It was fun to seo tho others' mistakes, and I
concluded 1 was equally amusintr. Wo soon
got tho hang of the exercises and could swing
dumb bells in circles or cluba over our heads
or in any direction. Tho funniest sight is to
seo the first attempts of a young woman who
was only bred for tbo drawing-room try to go
up a rope hand-over-hand. Sho will clutch
wildly at tho air Instead of tho ropo oyer her
head after tho first hold; then wobble round
aimlessly and try to catch on with her feet
liko that nimble and graceful teacher, but all
in vain. Ono after another down wo slip in
attitudes moro grotesgue than any clown's.
Thero Is one exerciso that wo all abominate,"
tho young lady continued. "None of us liko
being 'percussed,' and I suspect that the
masculine gymnast omits it entirely, or tho
first Byllablo at least, and speaks of it as tho
cussed' exercise. It consists of patty-pat
pounding of each other sideways from armpit
to thigh, and up and down your neighbor's
spinal column until sho feels like choking or
aa though she had swallowed a llvo toad, since
every organ in your body Beems on tho jump
while tho percussion is going on."
Secretary Tracy has received the following
letter from Rochester, N. Y.:
"Novemuer 4, 1891.
"Dear Sin: In view of tho possibility of
war with Chill, tho naval reserve company of
No. 18, Btbool numbering Blxty-four members,
volunteers to assist in bringing the South
America Republic to her senses. Should you
bo in need of our services, a call will find us
ready. Arthur St. John, Captain,
"William F. Phillips, first lieutenant;
Georgo W. Miller, second lieutenant."
Inclosed la a photograph representing sixty
four bright looking llttlo fellows clad fii regu
lation sailor uniforms drawn up in front of
their school house.
Ho X,lkea American Journalism.
Max O Roll's New Book.
People may eay this aud may say that about
American journalism; I confess that I like it,
simply because It will supply you with twelve
on Sundays with thirty pages that are
readable from tho first lino to the la6t. Yes,
from the first lino to the last, including tho
Tho American, journalist mayba a man of
letters, but, abayo all, he must possess a
bright and graphic pen, and bis services are
not wanted if ho cannot write a racy article
or paragraph out of the, most trifling incident.
He must relate facts, if he cau, but, if ho
cannot, so much tho worse for tbo facts; ho
must bo eutertainlng and turn out eomothing
that is readable,