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HIS RELATIONS WITH THB '-HAMBURGER
NACH RIGHTEN" AMD WITH TUB
PRESS IN GENERAL.
Load :i, January 85.
The nature and extent cf Prince Bismarck's
relations with the "Hamburger Nachrlchten"
have been much discussed since the Prince wi nt
into retirement They became a matter of
European Importance, since everybody concerned
In the higher European politics wished to know
Just how far this paper waa Inspired by, or
authorized io speak f.r. the ex-Chancell ?r, Ex
travaganl reports had gained currency. A j
pamphlet has even been published in Berlin on
the subject "Etirst Bismarck "nd die 'Ham
bairgei Nachrlchten.' " This last h.-i? drawn a
reply from the paper itself, presumably at th?
Prince's request, or with his sanction. The
Primes ls not a, man who would wish to be bell
permanently responsible for opinions not his
own. nor has he ever Shrunk from making con?
tradictions when he Judged them necessary.
On the main point?the extent and frequency
of the communications between Friedrlchsruh
and the office, cf the paper?tnt editor ls ex?
plicit enough. He denies thnt letters and tele?
grams are exchanged dally. His Intercourse
with Friedrlchsruh Is "strictly limited" to oral
questions and c enmunlcatlons, and "unfortun?
ately docs not occur dally, but at regrettably
long Intervals," snd ll is s mistake to n gard all
the articles in this paper on Important questions
as proceeding from Prince Bismarck. lt la the
German nature to be almost as vehement sb nil
trifles SS about very serious matters. Witness
this solemn declaration:
"The statement that Dr. Chrysander reails the
Prince the contents of the papers while His
Highness sits on a sofa is an invention. It is
well known that for decades past he has never
had anything read to him, nor sat on a sofa if
he could help it."
Let History take note of this last sssurancs
and abolish the sofa once for all. She may ala i,
If she should ever concern herself with such un?
important persons as journalists, take note of what
Prince Bismarck now says about them. The pam?
phleteer assures the world that one of the f- vv
things the Prime regretted was his well-known
apophthegm that journalists were men who had
failed In their other careers, a remark, for the
rest, which had boen grossly misunderstood, he
thinks. It might, furthermore, give rise to a
dispute between him and the shade of Lord
Beaconsfield on the point of originality. Ths
English Prime Minister and author of "Lothair"
once observed that critics were men who had
failed In literature. Th.? two remarks arc not
Identical, but either might easily have suggested
the other. The greta German now explains how
he ls able to see that some men shiiuM prefer a
life of Intellectual activity to a humdrum or
mechanical career. And he considers that such
men should be oftener In the service of the
State; as they are In France, Italy, America and
Not in England, certainly. The Prince has
been misinformed about that. It is a rare event
for an English Journalist to pass from journal?
ism into the employ of the State. Now and then
he become; g Member of Parliament, which i?
different. T1k- names of Sir John Long, of Dui -
dee; (af Mr Newnes, of Mr. Bowles, of Mr.
Pg saint ra Edwards, of Mr. Labouchere, snd of
Mr. Courtney occur to nv.-. In every iiist.in ?
savo Mr. Courtney's they are proprietors, and
lt was not as a journalist nor on account of
hie connection with journalism that Mr. Court?
ney was chosen to the House cf Commons. It
ls to be remembered that M. P.'s are unpaid,
and that, unless you arc an Irishman or a
workingman, you can hardly hope to bec.me a
British legislator without some of those worldly
goods which the newspaper proprietor has, and
the ne.vspaper editor or writer commonly has
not. There have been those who. for this and
other good reasons, considering the owning of a
newspaper the only respectable function in
Journalism, or, at any rate, the most desirable
Prince Bismarck knows the conditions of
Journalistic life in his own country or In France
better than he knows them In England. No
statesman ever made a freer use of the press.
Perhaps none haal ever more cause to despise
the press as he know lt. To him it was only
one Instrument of government. The relations
between the subsidized press of Berlin and thc
Chancellor were creditable to neither. It ls a
question of morals now for a statesman to be
censured for using such tools as lie ready to his
hand Is he who gives or he whai accepts s
bribe the more guilty? Public oj,inion in Eu?
rope looks down with just contempt on him
who takes the bribe. To him who offers it, this
same public opinion ls more lenb-n'. It is the
same In diplomacy. An Ambassador must have
Information. He buys it In the market and
pays the prlc-; often weil knowing that he who
pells lt is betraying his trust and his own coun?
try. But the Ambassador is not condemned.
The statesman sometimes ls.
Prince Bismarck's dealings with the "reptile"
press brought perhaps more obloquy oq him
than on the press. I call that on the whole a
healthy state of public opinion; healthy, if not
discriminating. Yet the public ls not and cannot
be Impartial In such a matter. A Journal which
Bells its editorial opinion betrays the public. Are
we to go a step further and say, So does a
Journalist who expresses an opinion not his
own? If we take one step, how can we refuse
to take the other? The test is, or one test ls,
publicity. Suppose the paper said, or the journ?
alist said: "I am paid for laying what I do not
believe, or what i know not to Le the fact."
His wares would no longer be salable; the in -
tlve for his perfidy would cease; the perfidy it
self wouid cease. It used to be said that the
reptile press was more often paid in news than
In cash. I don't know that lt matters how lt
was paid. ) ?! |
Non; of these remarks apply to the "Ham
burger Nachricnten." Nobody, I think, accuses
that journal of being el'her bought or sold.
There ls no evidence of any such transaction,
nor any reason why lt should be supposed
?ther than honest and lanai. It has been bit?
terly attacked, but on different grounds. If you
are a German and venture to have an opinion
which ls not that of the German Emperor, woe
be unto ye u; or woe if yu express lt In print. I
can think of no other European country except
Russia where freedom of opinion brings su.'h '
penalties on him who uses it. In Russia, of
course, ther-- ls no such thing as freedom of i
opinion lu print. The offender ls locked up and
his paper suppressed. In Germany the laws d'.
not permit that. Otherwise than by process of
law. Suppression and penalties arc not malters
of administrative procedure a., Ihey are in Hus- I
ala. The laws ai I (evcre, but they are laws, !
and they are observed.
What ls far more fatal to freedom of . <i.i ri - |
lon, or to the printed expression of lt, ls the
state of the public mind with reference to ?u h
matters. Prince Bismarck has often been a - j
cused of using als power In such a way us to ',
hamper the prase and te prevent il from dis- j
charging Us duty to the public. The charge is,
In a measure, true, bul Prince Bismarck la not ,
the first nor the greatest offender. He inher- i
Ited an evil system, and he OOnttnued to use it. j
There has never beer, and is not now in Ger- j
many what we understand by fros gpa sch. lt ?
ls probable that th?? people of G.rniauy have as ;
good a press as they deserve. They are them
selvca responsible for Its worst shortcomings.
They bow not primarily to Prince Bismarck or
to Count von Caprivl. but to the Sovereign.
They are afraid to speak out In his presence,
and they are always in his presence, and there?
fore always afraid lo apeak out.
Look at the accusations brought these last
three years against the "Hamburger Nachrlch?
ten" and against Prince Bismarck. What do they
amount to? To this, that the Prince and bis
organ have ventured to crtlclse the policy of the
Government. Why is that an offence? It
the Oovernmeni ls th.' Emperor, snd ii' y< u st
tack Ita poll y you attack bis poll y snd you at?
tack bim. in polni "t fa t. tlu-r.- ha;- been no
personal censure upon the extra irdlnary y ung
man who preside over ti:'- destlnlea ..f ti." Ger?
man Empire. There has been n .thing but -.vii,c.
we in America should regard as very moderate
criticism upon the measures ii" has favored.
Til.- criticism would equally be n g ird "i as mc l
erate in England if it had b en printed in i:-r
land. Fe! no small part ??;' th.' ii:.- ;-ii press,
Including sam.- of th.- vcrj flrsi papers in the
country, have denounced and reviled Prln ?? Bis?
marck f..r opposing, snd foi allowing his Ham?
burg organ to oppose, these Imperial measures
They would be the Brat to protest against sn)
such restriction upon themselves ai they m k
to impose upon tbe Prince. Thu: German papa t.i
dependeni upon Courl favor, or upon a supply
p.UH-al news from various departments of tie
Oovernmeni in Berlin, should descend !?' sn.-h at?
tacks may be deplorable, but ls explicable. But
why should English papers grovel bef n
Imperial Majesty ot Germany? They have re
vii. 1 Prince Bismarck fa.r doing wh.it cv. ry Eng?
lish statesman dong in opposition. For doing lt
he is called sour and malignant And thc same
Journala cm find no phrases honeyed enough
to express their sense of the Emperor'a gra
magnanimity in sending a b -t 11?? "f wine to tlie
ats teaman whom be drove with obloquy from his
own counsels and from iii" public service.
Are these their real oplnlona? And if they are
not, what aro tlie Influences in obedience t..
whl 'h a press undoubti div free uses thc language
ot slaves':' We shall probably be told that there
are reasons or Btate. Does that excuse them?
The reasons of State may be Bummed up In the
peculiarly Enpiish maxim which prescribes rev?
erence for the powers that be, and the very Eng?
lish belief that whatever is is right Elsewhere
these excuses might bc th tught to aggravate the
offence, _________?__________. L"' ^' ?**"
DIPLOMATIC DINNER ETIQUETTE.
LIM;-- STRICTLT DRAWN Till: CHINESE MINISTER
has th DO WITHOUT rJONVEMATlON.
At the dinner t.i tiv Diplomatic Corps the rr. al?
den! is shorn of all preference or prejudice, .ml
baa no more to say than any "other niau." Ai re
gards guests from the diplomatic circle, tlie line is
sharply drawn. Noiif- but Ambassadors, Ministers,
or Charge* d'Affaires who ar- acting Ministers, are
asked t ? a .lintier in honor of th- carpi, on this
point etiquette is a--' Axed and Immutable as the
law of Medea snd Persians. Neither the President
nor the Secretary of Stat.-, though the latter his
the power of Premier in f..r greater things even
to the enthroning ..f monarchs can command or
request any deviation from thi-; law of etUj tl
which is strictly observed throughout the wi rle
nf course the sharply drawn line bara out ail
secretaries of embassies and legations No i
tary, as secretary, is aver askai to th'- diplomatic
dinner. If. in the ebaenc.f .m Ambassador or
Minster, th- Secretary is left in charge ..f the
Embassy or Legation, lc cannot represent either
one or the othe,- at the dinner. To do thia he ?
be the accredited Cbarg. d'Affaires and Acting
Minister; in other words, be Minister ad Interim.
This gives him the same re. ml tlon on .ill official
occasions ai: : tl ? place at tbe 'lintier to whi. ii !!.?
Minister him-- if ls entitled, The temporary or
brief absence of ... Min ti r I i nol cul for the
appointment "f a Charg* d'Affalres. It h
when the Minister I I i for a tate.)
cr Indefinite period thal a Becretary li ma ' >': irge
d'Affalres, and for the tine- li thi ..'ti lal repre?
sentative of his Government,
Sel.lom or never ins the Diplomatic Corps been
sn fully represented ;it a < i i r: r. - - r- ..- at the dinner
given tils season. Every Oovernmeni having
accredited representative at Washington was rep?
resented at tbe dinner except four Portugal, liayii,
Hawaii .'ind Slam. Slam has bsd fr un Ihe firs! a
(""barge! d'Affalres, who on thi was ???
The Minister of Portugal mel with m. ???
few hours before tin- dinner .-ni was unable I ? be
present. Th" Minister "f Haytl his his legation In
New-Tork, and Ibis gave him opportunity to send
regreta if !-?? hal no mind t i come to the ?:
T'ne Minister of Hs wa ll, though on his return fi rn
a flying visit to Hawaii, dh! not reach Wash! i
until two or three .lays after Ihe dinner The atti
tilde of the Administration toward the Hawaiian
Oovernmeni pave ri-.- a. much criticism on the
abs.-tc.f tbe Becretary of thal legation fros
dinner. It was said that Mr Hastings had not
been naked to the ''.inner, though '.tic Becretary ot
th- Korean Legation and the Becretary "f the
Colombian Legation were asked and r pr.
their Oovernments ai iha- dinner, Bul, as a matter of
fact, ihF- Minister ??: Korea, vvh.. presented his cre
dentlala in January, l1-**. remained In thia country '
lesa than a year, when he wen! h ?::.?. and ihe First i
Becretary was appointed Charge' d'Affalr. 1 e
Minister of Colombia la on Indefinite hive ,,
absence, and thal Oovernmeni i repra ? ited by
a ChargC d'Affalrea, at no timi the Hawaiian
Oovernmeni been representeu by i Charge1
d'Affalrea In the absenca of lha Mini ler
Legation was simply lefl In the car" of the Ba
tary. Illa presence at the llnner waa nol a ma
ter to be determined by ti..- President. Had Mr.
Hastings been Charge d'Affalrea he mu I )... i
been include.1 in the dinner comp.my. Aa he waa
only Becretary of ihe Legation, he could no! be,
The atrlctn tut with which thia las of eilqu.
enforced his caused embarraasmenta which I'resi
d'-nts on niora- iii-n ..n.easton have stretched .1
point to remove. It waa In President Ar ? ,f
ministration that great '-frons were made to ami II
orate ihe solitary condition of the Minister >.f
1 "bin i at the .linter to the 1 ? ? ...,-. . ... His
Celestial Excellency could speak no language bul
Chine-', and h. other guest could .pcik Chinese.
The President'! desire iras the general enjoyi
aaf the company, and ti:.- dlplomac) ol th.
Departmeni waa brough 1 to 1-ear on til- Mir
of China. Etiquette would nol permit one
Minister's secretaries, ar ho sp ??*-;?? English fluently,
ta occupy a Be tl ai the lab! -. Th. Itu.itlon av is
explained to thc Mlnli lei sith th I ?
dent's dealra to muk.- him happy and th. 1 ..
lion Bras ma la thal iii- Se n lld stain 1- -
hind the M I .-i 'a chair lo act as Inter]
Though the suggeBtion waa mad. ii: the ;? ?-? deli?
cate manner poa Ihle, lt came near makin.: serious
trouble, as i-oin it..- Minister and iii. Secretar* n
garded the place ii- thal ??: a menial Tl
ti.ni was not entertained for -i moment, bul
resented hv the Alon.-:-? snd ti - whole Legation.
He had a solitary time of ll al the dim . 1
his successors In turn have hud No attempt has
been made from thal day to thia to give th.- Min?
ister "f China a chance lo talk al the Diplomatic
Oul of Ibe diplomatic circle the Ima- is ali 1 strict?
ly drawn ihe Departmeni of Slate, the Committee
a.ii Kopi.iii Relations of the Senate and the Com?
mittee on Foreign Affairs of the House al me being
represented. This llmlli the IT. Ident'a Invitations
to official guests, to the Becretary ..f Btate and his
vvif.-, and one or more membera of each commltt. ?
and their e/lvea No otbsi official gueata are asked,
though personal friends may be Invited, and ?
ar--, to take place of diplomata who foi soi e
reason or other drop oul at the laal moment. Bom.
tuna-* this causes a hitch al, .1 I hep. must be I ri
arrangement "f the list. At the dinner tins season,
when it was found ih.it the company would be
three short, three younis women, ila igntera ol
ators, were asked Al the las! moment the mishap
lo ile- Mun -'.i ol Portuical called foi anothei aub
. .;.. i a foul th young ... rn in waa asked io
ths dirtier. Naturally theae young women regarded
lt as a greal compllmenl lo i- chosen gilesta al
tbe dinner io the Diplomatic Corps And bo ii
was. Tor a-y.-n ii,.- daughter of a diploma! has no
place at the dinner unleaa .?,,.- ls ih.- recognised
hosteaa "f a Legation. There have b en bm iv\ .
such Instances In the last iiu.irter ot a century.
The late Minister Allen, of Hawaii, bad t i wlh
and his daughtei was hostess, and Miss Wesl
daughter or Mr. Ll mel Backvllle-West, Min
of Urea! Britain, was the hostess of ihe british
Leg iti. n.
SOME TACTS ABOUT nos::
Rubber *F.ous manufacturers generally make
ov.-r a score of different grades .,,- i,.,-'.
t-baap. and which will latlsfj certain needs, -a i,; i.
ot hara sra mers expensive, and are real I* re?
quired tor the purpoaea Intended li is no! nccei
-.nv. ui .....i ?. (.. have a line ?.r air-hose for use
in tbs garden, and vt*** verse, the am ile for do?
mestic una- vv.uil'l I," of little value , alkea here. A
conducting bose ot two-ply will answer '-vary pur?
pose where only a alight pressure la used; tun lift
thal to sevent) live pounds pei square Inch, and
three-ply is nt once demanded. Tiru tbe engine
hos.- must I" li in live and six ply, anal, of course,
much mora expensive. Then some grades are per?
fected Ly ttl" us.- .1 Buperior stock, both tn rub
ber and mick Florists require a h,-a-.-y hose, as
w.-ii as ii., brewers, tannera, and those who f"r. ??
oil thrum-h it. An eight-ply is frequently used.
Por air iinils. greal can- la used in i?,it, duck and
rubber, and canvass, wira- or marlin, is wrapped
around this variety. Por air 1.rakes the genius of
thc rubber trade bas been at w.aik -or -rears, _n.i
when it ls anderstood that railway trains ara
ara- lengthened from .var to year, the ooncluston
a un readily be reached that th.-r.- is room yet al
thc top for Hus. an improvement |n the quality
that gives strength, in suctions th. re Rri- man;
varieties usa.I fur Hr-, wreck nu-, dredging, sand,
etc. Some of these are lame enough in etrcumfer
ince to allow the crawling through of a lull-ulzcd
MR GLADSTONE IN* SPAIN.
QOINQ ABOUT SAN* SEBASTIAN "LIKE A
YOUNGSTER OF TWKNTY."
SPANISH ADMIRATION FOR THB "OltAS.D OLD
MAN"' Till-: I REMIER VISITS THB CATHEDRAL
ANIi THE in I.I. BIKO ART* I RIXKS
HEAL SPANISH U IXE,
Mr QI idsl ne hes ma le ii new ? ueal Bettina.
oul from iii-. lu ll ? oth r day ti cr i a i th ?
? . ? .-. inlsb B isque pr ? Im ea an I
rhat qu I ?? |
old pla. la i: ? i to greal folk, for the Queen
R t takes ito- baby King then et ry year for
a month or ts r, and other emlnenl personagea
often resort thither. Bu ieee appears to
have mad.- ;i stronger Impress) ti npwt the popular
hean than the more than octog aarlan Prime
Minister, "the Illustrious ind renersble Qladstons."
." the local paper calla him ll tslll be observed
that Ihe courtly and discriminating spaniards do
ill run Mr. Hi.i Isl e. a ? his own coun?
trymen, n r sir Gladstone, bb ,m his Oalhe friends,
bul plain Qladstona Whit would be .. title of dig
to s lesser niau would, they think, bi li ?
Bo the Editor cf "hm Voa de Oulpuscoa." the
rhi'-f Journal of Ban sebastian, rises to tba beigh!
of tbe t-re;'t occasion arith a long article
the great Bcotch-Brlton and hi- few hours' visit
to thal place. "Oladstone," he writes, "who had
n.-wr before been In Spain, but who bsa a pe?
culiar affection for a.ur country, aa sra Tire told,
? it. take advantage "f bia stay In a neighbor?
ing Prench town lo pass a few hours on Spanish
Ba ie territory an! In vlaltlng ---un Sebastian.
ai le ty being one of the virtues of this Orand Old
Alan, ba was anxious that the Spanish authorities
should not ba- advised, In order that they i
nol be Incommoded, and because ha srlahed his
vis!) to pass unperceived. That, of course, could
not be. li- waa recognised al Ibe Inn Station
as the Prims Minister of .ir.-at Britain, and bia
arrival telegraphed to the station-master at San
Sebastian, Mho immediately noun--! Ihe fact t i
Civil Governor and the ot!.er authorities."
v.ry little time wi- ava'lable, and so lt hap?
pened that .ni the arrival of the train the only
ia present to receive Ihe Illustrious gi
were tha ''ivd Governor of the Province and tha
stat Ion-master. "Th mks to the Information of a
good friend, however." say- the enterprl Ing "Jour?
nalist, "w.. gol til-- news in time to reach the.sta?
tion and w.-i.-ome tlc- emin.-nt English patrician.
Thu.-, In a first-class carriage with other travellers,
and unnoticed by many of them, arrived the great?
est politician of this century, whose name, by none
unknown, Inspires profound and universal admira?
tion, And truiv the Prime Minister of tba British
Empire could hardly appear otherwise t.> the on?
lookers who were witnesses of lils modes! deport?
ment and quiet style ..f travelling, Clad In a
dark-colored cloth jacket, erith Mus squares a.f
W...1 running through the stuff, he had ..yr ail a
greatcoat of bluish cloth, and won a soft black
h.it. a whit'* silk necktie, woollen glovea on his
ii.in ia, ar.u on bia rHrht arm a travelling doak.
Tins arrayed be stepped ...if of tba railway car
wh ti the .'.vii Qo'ernor, Bettor Barrio, ap
? 1 him. hat in hand. and. bidding him wei
? ? rme, place l himself al iii' dlsj il Oladston
appeared surprised thal the chief person In author?
ity had cognisance of hui arrival, but al once k
sponded most gracefully, snd Introduced tils, srife
and the othei persoi : accompanying hun"
Airs Ola tone a mp ml. l her hush it; 1. an l
shared with him Ihe tlon of tha p
, v s the Editor, i ti g to be un*
gallant, "nearly as ..il as he ls. Her i intei
? f typical Scottish ba bu ty. Bhe is
eight} two yeal bul 111, iik.- h. ?
h md, -? rong, stui ? n< i ii
? ev ea ls i persoi Her dress
? | , .. ire a
Talma cloak Uni I arith fur Her abundant va
h..ir eras gathered up In a sh *? k I ? i. ? l
of black crepoi - . the arm of Air
? :i i of <;: id
. i iiiiTi.. n ?? w hits I ? t black
. ? ton**?who lhere t
the lin.'..it ents of that I '
sa en lt So often I I!
i imlng with I ? ?
scant white whl kei
eyes, **. hleh seem ' ? i
. . clear foi shea I, leadlm
id. s ?
?i th il
and I- ? the ri
enthu abated, lbs hlgl Muled petri
clan vf ? t give way bel ? ell
mlsfortum i ? i ? , ? i Ola manner
cheerf il ii ? leafing t .K- * hy the aim
' > whom hi i talking si I places i
hand physical defeel
if this admlrab! ld mai
deaf Iti the lefi He pm his hand up lo ll and
: . g still more aa he i
In an .ir,-..?,? ? ? many
detail ? s lum to be > n ?
l-IV.-FI VV 1 V IO pride '?
The f: rt h. r doll . f the
In Ban Bart I ? i ".;: i :
? ? . ? ? . for three boura The ? ?
? had to return to Illarrits bj the lp tn
train Th. v -.-av-- oi I '...:? urra Hoi
h ive . .it .' o'clock; then In ls
one In a hi h waa the i 'li il Qov
ind I ' ? ?-.-." iv ? ll'-rs dr..v.- b)
way of th- .-,'.. Mayor and the t ulevard to the
Church of Bants Marbi They carefully Inspected
thal building, iskh isand qu**stlonsof Seftor
r.airio r..'.iiive to l | ..nd i. nstruction of
tha church Oladstone especially Inquired how
many chun h< then tn In Ban Bebe Ulan, an I to
wbal saint was dedicated the one he w.. v
?And the liu-ii ai . -.' - il i lie. 'whi re : ll eel.
brat ed T Scftor Barri-) howed him the lliirii Altar.
He went t ? the raillm i rvere I a Ith the all ir
cl .iii and in front of lt, ami a ked If lt wa thi
custom lo communk tte fr quently. The Oovernor
I thal a ir rc i in my of the faithful d
fr im lime lo Hms, some ? ven d iii;.-, bul thal ll sa ?
not obligatory i>\ tbe precepts of religion t, .;.,
no more I ian once fi ..ur The whole .1 ihe party
poke Prench most oorrectly, and w.r.- replied to
hv .-? a rr Barrio and General liena I i who had
J .ur i them an. r m. y ala rt eal ami i'--ii pr. ted
to Oladstone by Ihe I 'Ivll fl .v- rnor
"i ni" ii.? tba chui ch flla li taine mai ?'? ??'..,
to se. the i aves if th. Kngllsh off Int. rreal ? n
the wav up to the I'nstle He w - i
could only go up on !?'.?>. and thal ? sould
t"- vi \ fatig ling ' ii I m ? ?: and his '.vii ? ii! ,.|
Btone repll. i. '< ?h, we hall tot I i.verth I ' i
he at once !???! Ihe way up the stone teps, With ii
.lay ilk- yest, ni 13. tn. climb pn .?- I a rn isl di?
ll one The lan I had i..- n a llttli i
erith mlsi In ml i dlsi in . bm o mitti w Ind haal
i iii-.I lt ther.ii iver the en, I. avlng
fully cl i the mourn dna and the blue .
lu ? a - far as ''a;.e Ma. hla-hac ,. ti,..,., u.. -
a-.ilm. .ai, I tl,.- nols, ol the
the shore below added an sddl Ional charm I
grandeur ol th.ne, Th. .. Bid. i ime up ni
th at jui.'-tuTe, and was pn neal .,r.? i -alule I -
imrty. Mr and Mi Oladston. lopped a hu
tmi'-s to ali'iir-' the superb |aanorama thai waa
presi nted i ' their r ta ? nn tha v wound un ti ?? sinu?
ous pathway un the face of the cliff When .;.,:
hear I thal the i: ??..,] i 'ha>l had la. sn b ill)
i>y an lingi! ih ii .??-' he a k- I hla name, The
two old i.ole kepi on for som,, time without ap?
parently f'-eilng fallgued, I ul after a bli ?
w h ? .-?? -a.. il to :??? I tho v. ? . ni oi hi - overcoat moi ??
tiiiii thal of hi '? ? -i i, took ti orr. hung lt on his
arm. and v.. :n on anani like a youngster oi t.v.-n- j
ty. When he came lu the place where the bingil h
(-nive lanes are he asked Information of fleneral
Henestrosit respecting Ihe Ja ten ol their erection
and tie-n wen! on again iii allen) contemplation "t
tbe vu ii esp.,no ..." a^-eati visible from thal
There waa nol time f ir him to n i to the
pin . ii l" of the ?' mle. < rn being told thia h.
down .ii a projecting rock foi awhile. The fleneral
urdei ? i .in ai I iii. i v man lo fei h ..ai,,, chali b i
(Had ; ?:!" declared h.- did nol lu the leas! dreud
the effeci of damp from sitting on the alone He
'alway .' he said good-bumoredly, 'when In the
country, tut "n stones and fell convinced I
.-. mid never hurt him because lu^ name wa
par: lerived fruin them.' The deacenl was made
by Ihe pathway, past tba Convent .>f Santa Tvresa
as t.. which lc- also wanted to ????t Information.
"The a .mai-.-i- were In wainui; p, from ol
M ina. . nd t ? rk Ihe party to the Palace ot the ?
Dlpuudon Provincial. Gladstone's satisfaction with
thal aumpluoua edlllce was expressed In tha fol?
lowing entencesi which he i| ke In the reception
saloon: -This ls rosily and truly msgninceni I am
astounded, and I assure you that 1 have never In
my countr} seen any shire hail- io splendidly ap
i.ited.' Mrs. Oladstone expressed s wish to >? ?
a picture '.r tbe King, after she had been shown
one ..r the Queen, but ll waa not possible t,( com?
ply with hei desiri because the Dlputacion does
nol possess it p rosen I any other portraits "f the
reigning Royal family thal th.i the Queen and
the in. Don Alfonso XII. Aa la well known, a
drawing exlsta "f Alfonso viii in th.- President's
office, Oladstone ask.-d the Alcalde, Senor Uss i
?un. 'What King i> this"" 'Alfonso VIII.' replied
the Alcalde, 'thc Kim- wno swore to maintain the
Pueroa Vascongadoa' 'Oh, th- in,.,,,. ? (,.j i}ia,i
and drawing nearer to the Alcalde, with a
mos! expressive snd meaning smile, he added, 'Tell
me- waa thal '??.ti' austatoed. . . . ?.?? \\.. did not
hear the Alcaklc'a reply, but he smile,) _|_o, aa.i
by tba sestun ti" made we could almost swear li
Was, 'Seftor, lt was nol ' The party th. ii pr ic.led
Jo take lunch at tba Hotel liz, arni, during which j
Gladstone expressed s wish to taste soms real span?
ish wine, which was brought, mid proved to bc the I
? \ lien! vim me of the Marquess or RlscaL That
lett to thi conversa ? Fa tan irv on the question of
free trade aa affecting the Interests of producers
In .-.il .\f---i lunch the .-ntlre party via
the Bull-ring ind ihen i pair. I t. the station,
w hi re .1 I.. affect! inate leave-ta ai led :is
the train steamed ..ir. i ikim; aw av .1 man who
haa caused himself i > , .? honored and respected the
world iver for hU Immense merll and virtue Ail
iii rrlth ? n main. I i the i lett 'rm of the
? i.:i.:; to ii.- but, .md numbers of people I i 'k ad
van tai.f ever) ? umps.- ol tba- Il?
lustrious strangers Our si itesmen! lave the mark
enid learn m him if they ph iee ! They
intriu-iie f.-r sp,.:,- .lions which ai" Btre
and pal I for Here we have bad
.1 ni :::. < Ila Isl ',--, v. , I ?? i- lest! -' Ugh! to
.- . the api lau -? i ; pla wer deb rmlne 1 to
beal iw on him." _^^
THE (/LEEN \T FLORENCE.
TO DWELL IN' THB ANCIENT VILLA OF
Queen Victoria's Continental outing will chiefly
ba -i'nt tins year, as last, at Florence. She will
nt return to the Villa Palmier!, however, but has
I a charming hom.n the Montughl Hill,
ni >r Plesole, known now ni the villa Pabbricottl,
but formerly aa the Villa of the Anclpressl. It is
one of ti-..des! houses on the MU, dating from
the fourteenth century, when it was owned by tha
. - Buonlnaegnl family, of Florence; but lt
has been grestty enlarged and adorned by Ita pres?
ent owner, Count Pabbricottl. The villa stands
in a -mail DUI beautiful park. This ls I nt.r. 1 by
.. mall iron gate facing thc Mila, which st.m.ls
high above ll on a Bert, i of walled gardens which
t rm the approach to the hons.- for the ped itrlan,
while the driver must wind round by an easy Incline
shaded by rare ire. i and adorned with ga} fl wera
Th- villi, which ls bulli of whits Btone, outlined
with darker color, ls two-storied, and surmounted
by a belvedere which will be the abode ol tbe
Queen's In.'.ian servants The villa faa south,
bul the carriage entrance h. st tha side, for the
whole south facade is occupied by a glass-Inclosed
.. a delicious apo! lu which t.i take afternoon
tea or lounge away an Idle hour, watching tbe sun?
set or tbe play i t tbe llghta in tbe city bel >w.
This is entered from a long room, known as the
? .. which bas be* n rt asl la for tha Queen's
reception-room, In the evenl of a visit from r- > -il
tagea Otherwise, the Queen wUl live entli ly
..ii the second Boor, which ls being prepared for her
reception, tba furniture for both bed and sitting
loom b. ing s.-nt out from England, f.r Her Majesty
, likes to steep In the same bed and write
al tbe sama tabla sic- la used to. The Queen's
h. ir-, .m is that in the rii.-hidi.ind corner, and ls
lighted hy tar. ? windows two of wbli ii open on tha
righi side of the villa, .djolnlng the Queen's pri?
vate i the apartments reserved for Prin
Beatrtcc and f.-r the ladles-ln-walUng.
Entering the villa from the left, a vestibule ls
traversed, whence op <a the d.s of the salli ry. an l
whence also a i rvered courtyard is approached,
which h.n been transformed Into a small sitting
room, furnished In Oriental style. This, under or?
dinary ciroumstai.'' -. probably serv a aa a smok?
ing-room. The gallery, or aalone, ns lt la called In
italy, occupies Ihe whole front of the house. At
;; ent lt ia furnished In ii somewhat loud style,
but : i doubl the Queen's upholsterers will temper
this gaudiness In a eordan. ? witta Her Majesty's
and walla .-.re decorated w Uta
es of no greal artistic s rth, and adding by
their garish color to iii" general glare a.r the room,
un the gr ind floor I", further, tbe family dining
room, ".' carved wainui wood a res! to the eye,
wearied of i ta elsewhere, Thia
will perhaps be reserved to Sir Henry Ponsonby's
u ", while the Millar l-r rom aril! pr rbebly be eonvert
. a In lr ...in. li the villa
new. fr .m the title of lt ? wner I ? the furniture of
M ? ; and the >; ia ti v. Il fli ! n .thing
the house I
I gil rks ol art ii irbore i by Villa
N ? . tl gani* i part extei
;i. ? ty's d .nkey
? irrlag. -lol! be abb ' into the gai
.rda r to extend h< i
i ? palms anal . tull and
? ? villa
:. be reaaly . irly In
I rei ind the l-'loren
? it.r "greet I
' un as lt w.i . ? a
the helv. lei of !
If th.T-- ls n?i ty In the villa
? ell !? . how. vcr, Her Majesi - i I
al hai I, in ".he i ? .- ?. Illa
n ? ? ?
of ? ' a' : ?. ,
.hi fr un (In
? mull Itu le
? ? ptun ;
... t the I
ind a rn i tn i
? ? ? tn?p of a
ires bj about
? ' ? I ? ? ? vn
gillier* . ? r
II ? ??
r vi i
51 Bl RR iv .n,) s.
Tin: STORY "f TIIK i irilRR Ti t,i:.;r. \v
\' Ihei ' :h. ri it.- . . told at I
I . . | ...
: ?? ? r da j
v a N. w.t. rsey, w I I
lay from his 1
fo he lice to Iel
The hom - wi i. but i appeared
ind the brok, r began t - be m\ tiri. d. n ? ? I
I , I- ? ' ? f\- I 1" K-l II i- I - i ? IV
pi-.c-ok- I. al ti ?? uni
nd there done but
' f.r the m. ' ? - '? wi ? I ll ? ?
N> \' morning Ihe unhapi ? pps i
? ?ii his waj io the station ta make inquiries al ihe
t. :? i-i iph office for his n I im Tl ? ? p
it. ..' i los ?? ? ?? sslp, -. i 'i mi Interest
In . ? , and greete I his visitor in
lr! All vv.-ii, i h >p.?""
"V- . ali righi i -.v. Ildn'i v.ei --.( , telegram
fair me V a st.-f-l IV ""
i- -^raiii for you? Wi ll lei ni-- see, Why, yes
I h. li. v- I di I Bul I ? -..ir in'i m ike nothing '.hit
of it. --a i didn'l Lhlnk 'twas worth while *? icnd
I his t/al IXTAGE Of HF. KITH
Av tor g the poor on the Kasi s |.- ,,f
ti.??? f ;:i l un. specte l ti tim nv to the dta
..ii, during on. of h. t j? . ni calls
.'.;? B. lu i family of a dos. n i hlldr. n, and, Ilk.
Tm I !'??[? t r, of w .,? t i t. ||.
"How ar.- the children, Mrs B.7" Inquired the
"All ver* ? ll Ind ' m un, verj well, ind. ? l "
"Tou nu ?' ? ? ? !?? thankful, I'm sure, arith so
mm h f i. ki,, n .ol ai-, it "
"Vi . ma'am; i ipi I ? ushi to ha k, mkful
Lil. I tell you. ma'am, when they're w li the) ?
al. awful 1
WOMEN AS 8ANM DEPOSITORS
From The Phi! id. Iphla Times.
)? ink which ban Ilea a
tor me montn a.;,-i women -ir- no worse than
men In thia Very few men keep a heavy balance
at the hank "
"Ii ti t the vv.in-n's bualm i a greal source <<(
annoyance?" I .i.-io-i.
"Vi ry ur. it." he ati-vv- r.d. with a sigh "Women
wan) the mi il Imi Ible am! ifn bust nessi Ike t!
ion. for them. Nine women in ten hiv. aol the
t Idea of v '. ? the) I iv. .. ri thi lo ask of a
' oft! il Tl el i a .-? ?? I have in han I ,\
w i'mifi whom I have known for tn mv years, tl,,.
a Ife :' a promli rn! archlti cl you would know
him ll I m. tim. :,. I hil tl im. ? im. to me In
Uhr I i I hough! som.- gi ? ls ..f ., tr,,.. r.
mai towntown and paid hun f"F them, taking his
Win ii hla i.lil f.r the ni m m..nih c in
he had Included the g.I" which sh.- had paid for
i .nth i ? fore, stir- -11< 1 nol Ilk.- to bother h-r
husband with the matter, she sail. Wouldn't I
attend t.. it for her?
"Now. the -etti'ni'iit of thal matter was ju i ,n
far "in- I le my business aa it would be for me to
help her a.ta new dress Bul what could I do? 1
said 'Very well; I vain wu to thc mun. Leave
the papers v.uh me' and she went away con?
tent. I. I h.iv.- the i--? rs ni if ) il >k now. [
havi written 10 til- tradesman, Rioting thc case
and telling hun to call ? n me If be bas .m. i dm
to make I have nol heard from him, and proba
i.iv I will not. Bul thal i .i sample of what
v.omen ask a i to do "
" \n I to ri tua ?
"la impolitic if it is r.aat Impoelble. l have learned
iioTn a fong experience with women thal you can
nan t.-ii tha-m thai they are Imposing on you. I
make it a rule Siwa) I to A ? whal ii woman asks
? ?'?.,\> I. a. a .a..- . a I ,, .: ? ia, "ia" ..a,.,. ?. ..'-aaa...a .? -|\ .-.
me if possible, and th.-ii to '.n her thal she had
to rtebt lo ask lt. I kin vv thal tha wannan has
no Idea linn sh.- is asking whal ls nol right
When you tell ber tbsl what sha- has asked was
iioi b part of your .i?,11. . ab. ls always very aorry
sometimes v ry unhappy eboul it Women ara
usually "pin to reason Ir you approach them in
th" rinht way. ti,,-a- al,- io more unreasonable
than many nun. Mine, women in len u.-k extraor?
dinary things of in,, -pi,,, proportion of m Q may
not be so great, bul th. re la no! i dav thal some
mun aloes not make unreasonable requests Hut
you ciin Klve the nina ? very prompt answer and
a very dear one, while you must approach the
woman diplomatically ??
does more and better work
than a gaping
?iv* teaspoonful of others.
Cleveland BaU-g P^vvd" Co . New York,
Successor to Cleveland brothers.
TOPICS IX PARIS.
CHANGE- IN THB OREAT CITY.
DMAPPBARANCg ov Tilt: CAFE vm-'Oi'R-A sTMCT
*_n<XKIMg B..OIK30MI KV tC-TTVX0-.-3fJ,
Perla January H.
Next Sunday marks thc cbi.se of the shooting
seas.an, and one of the least aatlafactorjr "ti
record. True, rabbits have Increased to an ex?
tent that threatens tai develop a plague ot alto?
gether Australian proportions, and nunaeroua
complaints are received .-ti the subject from the
agricultural population In all parts of the
country. Hit*, feathered game has boen very
wild and difficult t.i get at, while the deer have
become bo scarce here, even in the strictl"** pra?
served state forests, aa t i lead t.i the belief that
th.-y are on the polnl of becoming as extinct as
the bison In the United States, Tins la attrib?
uted by experts to the unfortunate practice of
shooting dies, (if course, no true aportaman
would shoot a doe, but a neophyte is generally
in aitch a hurry to hr.- and bo afraid of toeing I
his game that he dot s not Rive himself time to '
lind out whether the animal which ha la Bring j
al is .1 buck or a doe. lt is only fair, however, ?
t.i add that, to the majority of French Nimrods, J
especially those of tha bourgeoisie and lower
middle .lasses, tiie chane is not bo much an I
object of spurt and pursuit <.f game as the np
portuntty that it affords for a brief period of I
release from the cunt nd and supervision of the !
ladies of the family, and many a siKh aili be ]
heard "ti sunday evening m-xt, when guns and |
cartridge belts are relegated to the rack until
One by "ne the famous cafes and restaurants of j
Parla, to whl h the French metropolis la bo |
greatly Indebted for Ita gastronomical prestige
and universally a knowledged supremacy In
matters culinary, are extlngulshlne their lights
and putting up their shutters for th- laei
time. lt was only laat week thal I had occasion
to mention the disappearance of the famous
Cafe Riche on the Boulevard dea Italtens; and
- ar the sale by auction of tbe furniture and ;
fittings of the Cafs Velour is advertised. Th"!
c..fe Velour haa perhaps, been the mos; cele?
brated of all the Palais Royal reataurania, and
there i; ? ii el) a foreign tourist of any stand?
ing or afftuei ? who haa pea* l through tin.- |
aitbout dropping in there, I hear that,
,,^ in tie- . is.- of the ('.if" Rlcho, of Tortoni, |
of ti" Caf- Foy, lt la to be converted Into !
one ..f th se bi i - ri :. i r be< r saloons, j
which appear to be daily becoming mora
; dar on Die bai .-? ? The oi Igi
nai rr and fit-, l. ??? Pai islan bras
by-the-bye, bas Jual died, leaving a fortune (
DO or ii.""' ? fra , a < il lerable
; . .- i is to !'" distribute 1 among the
twelve lest and i i fre |U< ?
il and drat brasserie In the Faub turg
Montmartn i testamentary disposition that
c innol fall t" con ildi rably Increase the vogue of
be. r s.,i . .ms. Bin e their frequenters will always
ia., able to give to th lr wives aa an excusi I ir
th lr potai ie pretexl thai thi j are end >av? ,
gaclea of the ;
kind left by the Int. M i' uaeet. Pousse) s .- -i
.. d education and sound artlatlc knowl-I
. iga-, and had been for several years director of
the military college In ti;" capital of Japan
Ai't.-r varying fortunca and Indifferent lu k he
finally started ins beei I it ern In the Montmartre
district; and bo successful a-afl bia venture that
braaserlea ur., now driving all the old-fashioned
restaurant! oul of existence. Nor li it only the
restauranta thu are disappearing. There are
whole streets, and even districts, that are al the
pi sen! moment threat* ned with ruin, the houaea
t.. lng those bulli ovi r the ancient catacombs,
which extend beneath a considerable portion of
th- . ider quarters of tba. metropolis. Thus in
ti,.. Rue de ka Tombe-Iseolre, the Inhabitants "f
ail the tenementa with which thc thoroughfare
ls lined "ti either side have I.n forced t" aban?
don their homes, owing to the danger that ex?
ists of the Him cruel of earth on which the
1!..iit-.-.s are bulli (riving way and rinking Into
the ? a ta. ombs below.
General Helllnei the senior or dean "f all
French generals of divinion, wh i bas just died,
was noted as tne only officer of hun rank who
had been throughoul bia military career a
Btrlci teetotaller. The French people, especially
tli..--'' belonging to th.lucated classes, are bo
abstemious in their usc of intoxicants that the
temperance movement In this country la almoat
superfluous. Moderation is tba order of the
.lay. and hence entire abstinence from sir..nu
drink la as rare as excessive Indulgence therein;
consequently, General Helllnei was regarded .is
eccentric In ii"- extreme, especially when he
happened t" enter caf?3s and restaurants where
he vv as ii rt known.
The newly formed Polo Club ins followed the
examplea of all the other Parisian cerclea and
ju.-.; held Ita general meeting for the election
of members and ?'i' commltteea Several new
rules and regulatlona have been enacted, notably
with regard (?> the temporary membership of
foreign polo players. Thc VI.nte da la Roche?
foucauld luis ti.-, ii re-elected president of the
club, while ..ii the executive committee, compris?
ing thc Due Decaxes, the Due de Horny, tha
Prince de r..ix, the Due de Luynes, the Comte
J. de Ma.hv mid Baron Edward Rothschild.
England is represented by Lord Shrewsbury, and
the United States by mm Ridgway and Thuin,..
The polios have Jual captured and brought to
book a couple who In the most Ingenious manner
hiv" swindle 1 many tourist! fia.tu the United
Btatea The scene of their operations was on
the boats between Dover and calais and Polka
Btone and Boulogne on daya when the bm was
rough. The steamer would hardly leave the
port before a quietly bul elegantly dressed lady
would attract the attention of her feUow-pas
sengera by her sufferings fra.m mal de mer
Tii.se Buffering! would appear to arouse the
sympathy ora portly old gentleman, who, walk?
ing up t,? her. would offer her a losenga from a
b.x which he hd.i in his hand, declaring that it
instituted a sovereign remedy for rtaalnknaoa
BM invariably took one, and In thc <-?ur*e of len
minutes announced thal she was oompletely
l,ll'"l: and toon afterward her fellow-travellers
WOUW behold her dtecuaolng with considerable
"'"?"-h a plate of sandwiches and a bottle ,,f
?** Thl3' ?>? ?>*??_, had the effect ?r __
Meta, ui.,s,. affected unpleasantly bv the n?
Uon oi the ship to apply l0 lhe ,???,?, Qf th
marvelloua lozenges-, who thereupon, as a special
favor, disposed of the los-ens-es at the rate of tea
.md sometimes twenty france apiece, -omebav
or other, the loza-n_vs had n> effect Hot arne
of thc buyers was to be seen calling for Pass
and sandwiches, and BO greal was th* ni.-.ry
"f thc pnaeengera that they did n-?r even have
the cnerKy left to demand an explanation from
the old tiian. This swindle has been a- lng
on for tw.i "i- three years, and ll was only three
days apo that the enterprising c luple were -ni-.
ognlsed in the Jardln des Planton here by a
tradesman whom they had victimized till a a
ci.uple of weeks before, and who gave them
Mme Koeehlin-S-hwartz, who has Just leen
deoorated with the Crow of Chevalier of the
Le-ti'in of Honor, is th- president of the Union
dei Femmes de France, which controls and
maintains quite a In rpo number of ti st use?
ful and charitable oraranlsatlona of one kind and
another, ot tha-se. Mme K.hlln-8. bwartx ls
the directing spirit and ber name bas for the
last two d.'ides been synonymous with what
may bc described aa Intelllgen! and-dlscrimlnat
ins; benevolence. There are .-.t the present mo-,
m. nt ain.it twenty "Dames Chevallcres" of the
Order of the Legion of Honor. The majority
of them ara- either Slaters ?;' Mercy or former
. antln!a"'res who distinguished themselves on the
battlefield In tending the wounded. Bul there
are only about Ave whoae servleea have b en
<f ;i civilian character. They are Mlle. Rona
Bonheur, the famoua animal painter, whoas
en 'ss was pinned on to her blouse I y Bmnresa
Eugenie herself; Mme. Dleulafcy, the explorer,
who shares with Mlle Bonneur the altogether
unusual privilege of being permitted hy 'be
police authorities t" appear in public In mai :
lin.- garments: Mme. Mari" Laui mt, the f
of ..ii" "f the greatest orphan asylums in
France; Mme. Furtardo-Hetne, th" gem r-.us
philanthropist; and now Mit-.-- K.hiin
BchwartX. seni rr member Of that great industrial
family whose name is bo closely associated i th
the fortunes of the Alsatian town of Mull
Among the soi inl fun.'ti..ns- <.f th" paal a k
have beam a brilliant iv pu n by th-- I'rii
Mathilde ..ti Sunday last at her mansion in tha
Ru" de Ii--rrv-, -md an afternoon party glvei i
th" same dav bv th-- Comtesne de Frairiu'".'I!!*
at her magnlfici nt and regal abode at La Muette,
t'.- ..til', chateau and park within tin- wal '
Parla As la well known, th. c mil -?-??- Inh ri! '
lt from her aunt. Mme. Braid, "* pianoforte
manufacttirinsr fame, atid \v h? n valued by ey.
perta some thirty vars .<(:??. the property waa
. timated at $10,000,000. What Its valu la'to-day
is difficult to Imagine, real estate in that quarter
of the city having aim ral quadrupled In |
aim e then. The c imf-esse has recently c tn
pleted a nun.1.:- of additions to the chateau,
Including Tin Immense and beautifully apr-T i l
muatc-room, which w. uM have won tim un?
qualified approval of Liszt. Meyerbeer, Wagner
and Verdi, who were wont to make "li" Chateau
de |a Muette their headquarters wh<*n al Paris.
Tiv-ta. ti i, there hae been a grand dinner edv.-n
bv !'!??! !--.t and Mme CamOl a! the Klvsa"-. ?o
thepresidenteof thetwoh luaeaol the L-egteiatiiru
anal to th.- rnembera of the Administration. Mn e.
(""arnot having al tnhie M. Challemel-l i nj
President of tbe Serat, peated ? n her riirht. and
<>n her left M. Dupuy, President of the Chamber.
The banquet was. as usual, worth) of that
arastronnmlcal authority who presides over ,v-?
Presidential kitchen and arhose official title ls
"? bef '1" bouche." Mis name is Louta Tab-rnat
and b- was formerly for ten years the chef '
I Duke if Man ??? ?t. r In landon He ls
th" author of a valuabl.**?kery boo|< rn"- I
"1/Alimentation." and la almoet aa celebrated ii
lils way a< Trompette, the culinary artlal who
contributed so much to the prestige, th* r-- -1 ? i
lartty and the Influence of Gambetta L nil is
asaiated t>" four aub-chefs, II is he. h wever,
who tiik.-i charge of all the purchases and of th*
composltii ;:- of the c..-ns. which he submits the
dav before lo Mme. Carno! Thanka to him.
the table al the Elye**e maintain! ? Bupremaey
as unquestioned In the gaatronoml al world aa
tl ?? ?' ii..- President la In polltl al circles, and
M Carn .t's term .af office will remain memorable
n- t only by reason of the prog rena ami devel rp
men! of Ihe country under bis -riddance, but
also for the gracious h wpitallty nf bia wife
Righi roj ill) does th. Chi f Magistrate apel I
larj md Bllosrancea amounting ta aome
.??'?. pct- annum. Unlike his predeceoaor, M.
iliY'iy. who made a point of mi vin* every
centime ilia: he could. M. Carno! and lils wife
appear t.i regard their official Income as den?
til d t ? be ap ':? entirely In official represei ia
Their names figure prominently on every
charitable subscription list and their enter?
tainments are on a sea!" that can nniv be eons
pared with thal of the late Marshal MacMahou,
who sacrificed ri;*'f "f his private fortune la
addition to bia salary and allowancea kn main?
taining the dignity of bis lofty "five.
THE ERGO AH TURNED .tlV.tr.
From Tlie Washington Port.
Anv time after dark a man is liable t.> be aa*
coati ! on the Avenue by some one who has n ta'*1
of bad 1'iF'k to relate, and who alwaya winds up
with an appeal for a few centa t" i-et a lodging.
Tou are liable to me.'' snail peonle on every
square, and, stramre t.> say, thej all have about
the a nile tale t woe. Their persistence ls a
derful, and if applied in another direction would
no doubt earn a livelihood The other nbxhl
nf th":-- men struck a weil-dresaed stranger and
asked fur relief, Tha beggar --rued that h? hil
just come in the city, bad nothing t.-a eat f.ir twa
davs. and wanted tai gel a ntght'B lodging ? m ??
where. Th" stranirer eyed him for a moment aid
th'-n s.n.' in i .intld.-nti.il tone:
"Pardner, why don'! you tak" the other aide of
the street; I'm working this sile"'
Ti", beergar looked nt the man in astonishment
"weil, lil be ." was his onlv etarutatton, aa
he turned upon his heels and wa'k"! away.
t DISPUTE SETTLED.
From The Chicago Trlbuar.
"I beg your pardon, sir." sall the caller, "h'lt
to Bettie a little dispute will you piesse tell me
VV .I. ll"
"Ground-hog dav." aaid tha anasrers-te-qnerlea
man in the offici of "The Dally Bread." It; monoto?
nous tam.- and without looking up, "comes aaa the
s<-Mini .1 iv of Pel.marv "
M.- pres..,..! ,, spr|Dg uni-, dis fool and resumed
An.l the turnstile nt the bottom of the chute
down which the visitor shot with lightning si 1
into the back alley registered him as the IBTth per?
son who liad called tn darius the day t.i ask the
i siwi.y rotsi> TBNBESSBH cavern.
Prom The st Louta Republic.
Clarksvllle, Tenn. Kell 1 K.ir some time manj
wonderful smiles have come from the neighborhood
ol Erin, a station thirty-five miles t.eiow this ai:y
"ii th- Louisville i-i Nashville Railroad concerning
the strang, sights and Bounds seen and iie.ir.I In
tn.- Arlington Cave near thar.- a party ?>f four
gentlemen, Mike Murphy, Hen Knight, Charis!
Slaughter and Horace McQulrter, several days age
explored Hil- eave. un.I they make _ thrillln- re?
port of iteir adventure, .\ft.t walking and a-rawl
lii< Ly turns some distance lr.tn tin entrance ther
progress was hindered ty . wc; of fallen r.uk_
*---?..? -?? .j.-ti rv ? i; I*" .ll fl lU'iniTii ( Hiv .lll'l I""/
feet Iii wl.lth Tba ,-xt,lor- rs. being thirsty, sto-aiped
Irlnk. when ill ,.f th, ni beean to snutti r like
a-".-res.s was hlndere.l lav a trail .vf fallen racks.
rn.- stones were removed, and the party procee-si
..r several hundred v.iris when t?ey came te a
itream of spark-ing water between thirty sard rertf
eel in wl.lth Tha -raptor, rs. being thirsty, stteoaei
;.. 'irlnk. when iii of them began to snmt.r like
angry cats. The water, from Its brackish taste,
was foun,l to be mineral and strongly impugu-ta-i
Tba explorers than proceeded t.i Un.! some means
to (t.i-o the Bubterranean canal, tut before doing ?>>
Murphy made a calculation ni'.! ascertain.-.I that
the party were several hundred feel below the
s.irfa.-e of the ,-arth. After a Hula- further Inves?
tigation t;;.'i arets almost startled, biit rory agree?
ably surprl-ed. to timi on on.- side of the chamber
?n almost perfect natural bridge. Quickly the el?
li."reis made use of lt. and were so.ui In a room
full of wonders There were all sa.rts of Indian
lellos from a common arrow-head to a "meallelne
min's" outfit. The floor was completely covera-d
with them A small rnoonshlnlti-r outfit was slap
found In the chamber. Close by. as If the propri?
etor of this room of mysteries, lay the skeleton Of
the aueemt-tooklng anima! thev had ever eee?"
and they could tell but little nlnr.it Its appearance
when alive, a lar^e number .vf relics were secures.
and then the party retract their steps toward tne
mouth of the cavern. One of the stringest things
th. gentiaaaen report in coaaectlon with their ex?
plorations ls that all the white they were In the cave
they continually heard the most peculiar sounds
imaginable, groaning* howie and whirring noise*