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THE' MEMPHIS APPEAL: SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1889.'
1789. WASHINGTON. 1889.
HIS JOURNEY FROM MOUNT VERNON
TO NEW YORK.
vears of ago. lived in that old town, and
Trvcllr.(t In Stata From the Potomao to
tbe Hudson Reoeptloo at Alexandria
Escorted to Georgetown by a Dole-
; gallon of Virginians,
Blandernbtirft. M l- .'.HpccUl ti the Kcw.YorV World,
"My mnslor," was tlio deeply respect
ful, nay, reverential answer, mado by a
grim, gray-haired man, who, at tho same
time, ruisod his hand to his hat In tho old
fashioned military stylo.
"JIavo tho horses mid carriage been
"Yen, my master."
"Let them bo bronchi to tho door nt
"Yea, uiy mnstor," and tho military sa
Into was again given.
Precisely at that hour this morning (one
hundred years ago) a heavy travelling
conch and' four hows stood in front of tho
miiin entrance ut Mount Vernon. Two
postilions mo of them "ltlack Sum,"
known to hII tho country round In buck.
skin breeches, top boots, tight-fitting
jackets and riding cans, held A linn rein
on tho well-groomed animals impatiently
pawing tho ground in their eagerness to
Blurt. Walking up and down tho wldu
wwn of gravelled roadway were two fine-
ln ikinu' horses, rendv saddled, led by two
i-riliir..d servant. At a distance wan nil'
other black servant In livery mounted on
a ntoithl "eott." w ilh numerous bundles
ti-..iied beforo mid behind him ia tho
Tim pri'iit door swung oia-n in a few
minute, anil tho lirst President-elect of
tli. I'nilii.l Mute, followed lV two gentle
men. hIiiiim(I out on tlio broad veranda.
line was Charles Thomson, who bad been
lor liltivn veara tho Secretary of Congress,
ami who littd arrived two days Uiforo ut
Blount Vernon to notify lien. Washington
of liia election na President Tlio oilier
was Col. Hnvld Humphrey, tlio "poet
Holdlerof tho revolution," and nidu on
tien. Washington's stntf, an author of rep
utation, N-crelury ot Ugalion at 1 aim,
lllinislcr to Portugal. 11 iber ol various
learned societies in America and Kurniie,
a legislator of Connecticut, and, hut of i.ll,
rintiiiiiinder of the Con Unit troop in
tlio second war will) l.ngland. At tin"
iieiiisl he wns mug willi Washington at
loiiiil Vornon, where lm wrote the. Iifu of
,,-tl. 1 'II t Jill III . Jk lllll.l lliclll CMIIIO liishop,
Wadiingluu's l.ivorito servant, carrying
tho traveling cloak of liia master. liishop
bad grown old In tho nervier of Washing
ton. He wan tlio servant of lien. F.rad
dock, who, w hen living on tho battlefield
of Mnnniigaheln, left hi in to tho euro of tho
young Virginia captain.
Dim threo geiillenien were Immediately
joined by a U-autiiul woman who seemed
to Iks l ill' in tho prune ol life, and a lovely
111 tlo Krl clinging to lier tide. It ia fned
icj to say that tho olio was Mr Wash
ington and tho other Miss Nelly ('ustia,
who uus afterward married to Ijiwrehee
I.cw is, n of Washington's sUter L'lijt
Is'th. N-vend Indies an I gentlemen fol
lowed and tho whole parly cngagifd ill an
The urcne wa one of rare. loveliness. In
front Kirch hed a spacious lawn covered
Willi stately tni. juil bursting into leaf,
nnd innumerable (lowering shrubs, li.ilivo
and exotic, already in full bloom under
the warm ipting sunshine of Northern
Virginia. The air wan laden with tho per
fume of purple lilacs, snow-white mag
nolias, and far extending acre ol iipplo
and peach orchards, while a wido Ullrich
of the niajinlir Potomac formed a silver
frame for I lie most bcaulilul landscape in
Whan Washington surrendered his com
luinsmu at AlitinHilii he had resolved
never sguin to re-vnter pllhltc life. After
thit forumlion ( tho ('ointlitiiticin all eyea
turned toward bim a ll.e oun man in all
tlio Sl'itea who could biirmoiiiu) cverr
Interest ind et tbtt new liovernment In
luo'.lnn. lie w.i entreated tn lore hi
rleciinn bv iiieiiibcniot all parlim tuaceept
the oilier and uiuko oue iiuno mu rilleo for
Tho commemoration which Mr. Thorn
feon borti to Waj-lnilon read:
1 1I K (KHtlKIt ATK OK 111 nTIOM.
(SkauI ' 1im ii, That tho tnnto and
lloilHt of lieprewntativci of lbs I inled
Millet of America, IcIiik omveucl in the
city and Mala of Sew Yoik, the until day
April, in the venr of our l-nrd ( n 1 hoii-
Miid K'vcn llnndreil and lliuhlv-niue, the
underwritten, apMinU-d rrenidenl ( tho
Knnto. (or tho xlo .urHc of rocoivlnit,
oiH'uma and countina lti Votin f the
cliTtom, did, in tho i rew ncr of tho aaid
N'linteand lliuoof bepn-wntntivew, 0cn
all llm o-rtilicnlea nnd count all the V itca
ot the el vt ora for llie l'rviideul and for a
Yhti l'reiih nt, by which it ni'Hnr that
tieor'U U u-lnTitlnn, e.iiiie, Wii tiiinni-inoii-ly
clis ted kTtvitlily to tin I'oiiHlilu
tioii to the olllir of 1'n-rideut of the I iulcl
Mniciol America. In lentimony Whereof
J liuvu here u nt j act my ban I and msil..
Wlll(OTOM'a roRMAL X UTTANI R.
In tint library nt Mount Vernon, after a
lonirrliiit Willi I linrlca lliotnmin, wimin
VuAhilik'ton lin I known ainex tho tirxt
aion ol tlio Continental ConreKM, the
'reldciit-rlcct m lit tliin letter to .Mr. lAiig
uoii, tho 1 resiileiit ol tlio N'liato:
Mot T Vhino. Afrll II.
Plr I Jliad tho honor to recclva your
ilhcnil (iniimiiiiu ntion tiy tlio linnd l Mr.
Kcrvtniy Tlnmwn nlxiut 1 oM'Mkllii
day. I lavlnit concluded to obey tho luir
iirtiint and l! illoritii call of ir.v country,
and liaviiiir Im i ii iini.re-'d with the idea
ol the i'i-dieiicy of my tx ilig with t'on-
greiu nt a early a IxtchI na ixiti.e i.ni-
jh toeommeiieo my Journey oit Thurwl.iy
inoriiiiiK, wiiicii will in tlic ilny nller to
1 bavo the honor to bo, Ac
(in itrrci. to in corsTar.
tien Yvhihk;tin then mailo littlo
formal reply to Mr. Tlio.imn'a iHhto
addreM, ill wbiell lie Mid;
I am aa much albn ted by thla fnb
ptool nt my eiiuntry a t-.tcem ami coiill
iience uiui aimneo ran i- l uplalii niy
prutilnilo. Wlulol reuiia. t,M ardti'iii
nature of tho Uk whirh ia imiHiteil noon
Hie and feel my own Inability i pcrlorui
it, 1 wih that them limy not I rea.ti
for rrKivttiog tbe choice; fur Indeed all t
can pmiiiua ia only to accomplli.li that
wlin h can I done hy nil lionenl n-nl
l kii coniileiiiitt how lonii imo a. une of
tlm gentlemen ol IhiIIi II, dim of Ciih.ti-m
Iiave Ikx-ii at .M'W link, how on x i.xioi v
u.viiuiin toiTj unci i in prm ii-. (i) im.
noM, and bow deeply lUo pulilic mind
aeetim io no impn-Mieii Willi llio ins inaitv
of doiiirf it aN-Hlily, I rnnnot I'.nd mvaell
at lilHrty to delay my journey. li;ill,
therefore, bo In renduiewi to act out t tio
day alter tomorrow and rlmll bo baci.v In
tho pleaauro of your company; for you wily
lTinifc w p7 iiiui ii ia a HciniHr
gratification to liaveroouivod Una louipli
bient from you.
WARHIXOTOa'a rARKWKI.I. TO Ilia Molimn.
i Tlia nt dny, April 15, Waahlngton
might havo breu aeen alowly diiving along
tho rood n Krvderii kaburg, follow ml on
lioraebai k by hi UMly-avrtMiit, Will Ieo.
who had aitnnded him all through tho
Jtfvolutinnnry War. Tlio veneralio
tuollicrcf WaiblnglOD, th"n ncirly cighiy
10 was on bia way to nav bia filial respocta
to ber, before leaving for Now York to as
stuno tho reins of Government Tho
meeting was extrotuoly aOocttng. Ho in
formed her of bia election to tho Presi
dency, aaid bo had como to any "Faro-'
well" beforo leaving for tbe soat of Gov
ernment, ond concludod by expressing tho
bono tunt ho might aoon again nave mo
opjiortunity of visiting her. Ueloro M
Had liulMliod tlio scntuneo alio iniorrnpiuu
biui, saying, "No. bo would never acu her
more," and bndo him go forward with her
blesHins "to tho high destiny rroviueneo
aeemodto have doaignod for him. Her
word were prophetic, it wiia me mi
meeting between WoHhington ana ins
inotliiir. llio aamo day a ineaaongor
from Aloxnndrlu brought him tho aum of
M aterliiiL', which ho hud borrowod to
pay aome billa and defray tho cxpolisei of
liia journey to Now York.
TIIK HTAllT IMP, HIP. m illlAll!
And now tho hour bad como to start.
Tho heat adieua had been apoken. Cliarle
Thomson had mounted tlio strong annual
bo had ridden all tho way from Now York
Hnd turned bis face northward toward
homo. Col. Humphreys hud unhoped
down tho law n, tin ning nrotind to uiuko
bm parting bow to Mrs. v iwiiington, ami
llialiop held tho carriage door open for tho
master of Mount Veinon'a wide domain
and uow tho first Chief Mugiatralo of tho
lti-public. Tho poHtlhons cracked their
whins, and amid waving handkerchiefs ou
tho lilliii veranda and a hearty cheer from
a crowd of dunks servitors uml workmen
tho carriage of aHlungtnii rolled away
toward tho porter's lodge ut tho entmnco
of his h"iH). acre of tlio best cultivated
land in the thirteen Mules of tho Union.
Were tho telegraph known in that day to
tell tho country Washington was on his
way to lo inaugurated, tho cheer of bis
colored workmen would havo been re
echoed all over tho young Union which
was just taking Its plaeo in tho family of
In a fow minutes the enrriago whirled
out at tho (i urn hpring. Tho day was lino,
tho horses (rimli, and the throe miles to
tho head of Litllu lluuting Creek wero
rapidly covered. At tho t-pring tho creuk
w:m forded and tlio old Alexandria turn-
niko was reached. All iilona tho road
wore of people, black nnd while, turned
out to aeo the (tuner.il and liia suit go by.
Tho turnpike had hardly been reached
before s troop of horaomcn wa seen ap
liriMichiug al a gallop, and "lllack Sam"
it once reiuiied in hi horw-s to unrt "the
geiillenien of Alexandria" who had rid
den live miles for the honor of esc'irting
the I'resiilent-eleet Into tho old city. 1 he
l'renlenl elect greeted thorn heartily, and
after exchanging compliments the proces
sion took up it way to Alexandria, hun
dreds of persons falling ill a tho city was
a rktor oi.n iiotku
At Wise's Inn a splendid dinner lis I
been prepared for ih" dislingiiiHhed party.
'The hostelry, a splendid old Hjtorting ho
tel, was kept by Mm, w iso, iiuinltoine,
btnoni woman who had a very worm place
in her heart for George Washington. Mio
always held a particular suit of rooms at
tils disposal. .o one eiwi was auowcii to
occupy thi'tn, mid whatever hour he might
chiNem to arrive, he always found them
just as he hail h it them. In little cup
iMMird alongniilo the mniitel in tho bedroom
Mood a bottle of Madeira, Vn hington's
favorite wine. In tho accompanying cut
of Wise's Inn tho Washington room sro
iudicaled bv tho window on tho llmllloor
of the smaller building an I to tho right of
tho doorway. When the WurLVt Wash
ington Ceiitenuial vxeditiiiii arrived at
WiVs Inn at noon today tho old earn
vannary wai found in an excellent
itnto ol preservation, though given
over to tho uses of drinking aa.oou
nnd an auctioneer's storehouse. 11 con
tains ninny interesting relicJi of the first
rresideiit. The old-faahioiiiHl bed on
w hit h Washington slept Is still prvwervnd.
N is tho olddeakon which bo was wont to
register, s well as many small articles of
furniture that lormorly lonii I place In liia
rooms. The bampiel ball is well pri-
wrved, and tho ballroom upon the second
II. Mir looks much as It did when asiung-
tou led the stately niiiim-t at county bulla.
a century and a hall ago. over one oi
the doois In tho smaller building is a
gilded crlng, rcprcoeiilinil a II lining
torch, declared to lie the Worn ol null-
inglon s own lai kuile, lor llio I aliier el
i . . i ..... . .i ,1. n .....u,
lllH VllllllJ BIT! "I, V l.fl' K.ltlk
Anieiican whiitler. llio relic was once
stolen, and the owner of tlio old inn sj-eul
S (SI to get It lark ngam.
At the dinner neaily evervlwily of note
in Alexandiia nnd aiirrnumliug country
was prvM Ut Tho old tow wu then one
of I he aristocratic ceiilera ol Ude-wnler
Virginia, and its lanulie were, in truth.
anionir tlio llrsl families of tlicf-Lite. Thero
were 1 ilhuglis and csta, r-tewarts ami
Craik, Hunters and Johnsons, Iheliw an.l
liauisuya, I'ulanva, l avuea, ami acin-s ol
others, all welt known to tho owner of
Mount crnoii, and Ircoui-nt guests at his
hospitable Ixmrd. 1 be dinner wiis, of
course, the h-iiiihi irgima could luruisii
a century ago, ai.d, when Hie wines Ix-gsn
toi irvulale, tonsUilo "1 he Kingol rrnuce."
J ho ri'deral t oiistilu'.loii may It lx
fairly tried." "American 1-adies," werw
given and cloUently Msoiided to by the
rntm k Henrt of the li-rlo.1.
No American ever reel ivel onivtenth ao
innnv a idretw) a as H.lunglon. and to
Alexandria Ix-long-1 ie imnor of leadin
the rresiilentiiil ai Uoii of this (litM l
WaxhiuEtomaii literal urt. Here it ia in
all it glory of lug capital letter.
To (Ire'W W ..lill tl m, tail, I nMldrllt ut Ilia
I llllol I'll'.. I U.l
Again vour country demand your rare.
tllxxlielll to Its wishes, iintiiindlul of your
own esse, wo see ) mi again relinquishing
toe I'ltss ol tvtltcuif nt; and tins too al a
s rioJ of hie when liuturo itself Sis'ios to
authorise a pn fen nee of ri'poao. Not to
extol your glory na a solde r, not to pour
forth our gtalitude for past nervicca; not to
acknowledgo the Iumii-o ol the uneunii
led honor wliii Ii baa Ih-cd coiifvrn'd uixin
you. bv the M"nt ineou ami tinaiilinoii
autlrsgc of ;i,ii,i) of freemen; in your
elit tion to tho Niprviuo Magistracy; not to
admiro the palno Inn which ihr.il your
condin t, do your iteighl-or and Ii leads
now SildriKS you. 1 lil lne less splendid,
but more i iidiiriiiK, Impresn our initid.
llio first, lie-t ( citieua must leavo us!
Our aged must low their oruiiineiit! Our
until their modell Our ngnrulliiro Ita
ceal. yet I cannot describe, the painful
emotions which I feel in being called upon
to determine whether I would sccept or
refuse tho presidency oi wo unneu muiuo,
Tho unanimity in the cholco: tho
opinion of my Iriondfl, comuiunicaieu
from dllloreni parts oi r.urui no
America; tho apparent wish of thoso who
wero not entirely sntlHllod with tho con
stitution in its present form, and tlio ar
dent desire on my own part to he instru
mental In conciliating tho good will of my
countrymen toward each other, havo iu-
.i i . . 'Cl. ,,., n-lirt linnv
uueeu nil ei:upwim;o nw " '
mo best (and you, my Pillow citixons, are
from vour situation in that uumbor)
know bettor I linn any others, my lovo of
retirement is so great, that no earthly con
sideration Bhortof a conviction of duty
WASHINGTON AT HOME.
MATTERS ERTINEN T TO THE CEN
TENNIAL PFEI9 INAUGURATION.
snrrendor. He left four children, nnd
Washington, lull of grief In the midst of
his greatest victory, adopted two of them menu of progress,
as his own. One, a young girl four years ........
nlil. r. Mnn. la.lA tf..,:..
e Ore w Oreiar at the Close of the Rev
olutionary p'trug-gle-How He With
stood Arduous Labor His Secluded
"i a ;
Eufccna Lnwreuco In Harper's Itatar.
At tho doao of tho Kovolutionary itrag
glo the real greatness of Washington's in
tellect begins) more than ever to nppcr.
Ho was the rruiRtor genius of bis ago, bo-
could havo prevailed upon uio to dcpnrl foro whom kings,' statesmen, nohlos, scorn
from mv resolution, "never more to Utko 8i.,c into Lillinuliun feeblcuess. His
. " .. . . ... -e I.I - I .
any shnro in tho transaclions of a public
Kor, at my age and in my circumstances,
what possible udvanUiges would 1 propose
H myself from embarking again ou tho
tempestuous and uncortuinoccau of public
1 do not fool mysolf under tho necessity
of making public declarations in order to
convince you, gentlemen, of my attach
ment to yoursulves and regard for your in
terests. Tlio wholo tenor of my lifo has
been opon to your inspection, and my pnut
actions, ratlior than my present declara
tions, must be tho pledge for my future
In tho meantime, I thank von most siu
ccrulv for the expressions of kindness con
tained in your valedictory address. It is
tme, Just after having bado adieu to my
domestic connections, litis tender prsf of
vour friendship is but too well calculated
still further to awaken my sensibility unit
increase my regret nt purling from the en
joyments of private lifo.
All that now remains for mo is to com
mit invsolf and you to the protection of
that It'eiiellcent Jleing, who. on a former
occasion, hath happily brought us together
nfier a long nnd distrcsmiig separation,
l'erhnps the same gracious Providence will
ngaiu indulge us with the sumo heartfelt
felicity. Hut words, Uiy (ellow-cili.ens,
fail me. UliutterabluseiiHiitions muMttheii
lie left to more expressive silence, while,
from an aching heart, I bid you all. my
nHeclionato friends ami kind neighbors,
farewell. G. Wasiiinotom.
fihorlly after 3 o'clock the festivities
were interrupted by the Bp'-curance of the
General's carriage, (or tlio mithlul llishop
knew his business and the party was due
in lllndenshurg in time f ir aiipier. After
a parting glass of wine, the travelers again
homes. Crowds gathered on every cornor
to wave farewell and windows were 111 led
w ith llio faces of women and children.
Mriking the old poslroud, tho party
bowled along at a lively pace toward
Georgetow n, where tho Potomac was to bo
crossed. Tho road led through a low, Hat
country, tho red clay soil looking almost
blood-soaked where tho turt was torn
awny. In Icsa than an hour alter leaving
Alexandria thu ferry at Georgetown was
reached. Here the gentlemen from Alex-
drift shook bands all round and turned
back, while tho carriages ami horses of the
General's party wore ferried across to the
north bank ol the river, w Here a delega
tion of gentlemen ol Georgetown,
beaded by the Mayor, craved the honor
of escorting the Trot-idoid-clcct and bis
suite through tho town. A pressing invi
tation was extended to stay lo supcr, hut
Washington was working on a schedule
and couldn't stop. Up through George
town the party drovo at a smart trot, out
over the bights and across K'K-k Creek,
whero the llladeiisburg lurnpiko was
struck. For two miles tho ew-ort rode
with tlio General. Tlio turnpike follows
the boundary line of tho Washington of
Ivc.l, until thu limits of the Hist net of Co-
liimliia are reached. Then it strikes out
fur llladennburg. After WnshiiigU-n bad
bid adieu lo bis escort, he drove steadily
on, now and then exchanging a (ew words
with Col. Humphreys on llie outiooa lor
lbs morrow's weather and upon tho con
dition of tbe roads, winch were simply
MARYLAND, MV MAnYLAND.
An hour's riding brought the party to
tho town of Illadotinhurg, whero thu whole
community turned out in honor of the ih-tingiiiihi-d
arrivals, fiipjicr wasaervedat
M o clock and consisted ol hot lirend,
filed chicken of the Spring of 17.il) and
tea. (hiring the evening the I'midcnt
clcet visited hia relatives, tho Culvert,
who liviil in a big house Just acroaa the
way and who bad come over to congratu
late their illustrious kinsman on bis elec
tion. Washington went lo hi room nt 10
o'chsk, and loiiighltho Morel corres-
tMindent will sleep in the rhaiulier wliere
tho llrst President dreamed about his Com
ing Inauguration li years ago.
greatness lay ia his power ot looking into
futurity fur beyoud other mon, and of pur
suing with unequalled resolution tho gen
erous, luiHellLsh aims ho had set beforo
him. Already In tho war, by Ititeuso and
ceaseless study, ho had made himself tlio
most accomplished general of bis time. He
had shown his dcsmirato yet rational cour-
ago nt Trenton, his patiencn and unbend
ing firmness nt Valley Forgo or Uoruinn
town, his wonderful and comploto mautory
of tho art of war at Yorktown. But now
in 1781-83 thero luy beforo him a still
greater task, and the rare powers of bis in
tellect and will wero never shown in all
their unrivalled strength until ho became
tho founder of tho Uepuhlic He at least
saw fur in tho future a splendid vision of
freedom, of a now era of progress for bis
country nnd for mankind, nnd once more
directed all the energy of his nnturo to its
pursuit and its attainment
Tho years 1784-7 were full of disaster
and discouragement 8ani8on-like, Wash
ington teemed lo stand overwhelmed, but
not dismayed, amidst tho wrecks of tho
royal governments ho hnd chiefly helped
to destroy. Everywhere was disorder, an-
sreby, almost despair. Congress had lost
all J owcr of command; tho separato States,
plunged in poverty nnd debt, refused to
pay their shares ot tho public encum
brnncos nnd the nntinnnl expenses. Tho
soldiers ot the disbanded army murmured.
rrnnco claimed tho return ol the money
it bad lent the co'onies. Ppnin held tho
Mississippi, and tempted tho people of
Ivetiliiebv lo ridwlllnn- f-airrhinil rplnlnnil
t oir, accompanied by several score ot llio , (ort 0 , Jl)rthcrn brdur( ,! plt.
ii-anieu i oiui imiii'iiv, ,.. hi. wu i 4 . . ., . . . , . . . ,
u.-u aj-iiuisi (hit irci-iium ui mo uinuiiiiiu
Stales. Tlio Tories w ho had como back to
New York and Philadelphia talked openly
of restoring the English rule, or at least of
calling over an English King. Everywhere
insurrection and lawlessness disturbed Hie
country. New York. Massachusetts, Con
nccticut, and even Ithodu Island, felt tho
shock of a new proletarian rising; Ver
mont, discontented, was intriguing with
the English in Canada; Kentucky was al
most a hostile territory; Now York, fearful
of the power of New England, refused to
sutler Massuchu-x-tU troops lo cross its bor
ders, I'ulnck Heury aud lluller prooscd
a &uthcrn Confederacy; the divided coun
try was an object of ridicule aud scorn to
European reactionist. "When you have
knowledge, founded schools, dedicated his
country to freedom. These are theelo-
Clint!. BTRur nn at
Mount Vernon, and became, in 1799, tho
wifo of Major Lewis. Washington's slstor'a
son. The boy was the well known Georeo
Washington Parke CiiBtia.
The interesting familv piivlA ol Mnnnl
Vernon is represented in our illustration,
wiiicu, wiui its quaint, old-laahloned titio,
is from an old plate by tho artist and en
graver E. Savage, who painted tbo famous
.lorirait oi waslilngtou now owned by
Golden days and perfect nenco seemed
now to have settled upon tho secluded
homo ot the victoiious chief. He became
a farmer, like Cinclnnatus: cultivated his
many thousand acres beside the Patomac:
was clad In tho course, woolen of the coun
try, and rode every day eighteen miles
around his vast estate, insnocting his
fences and arranging his crops. Ho hnd
several hundred slaves to euro tor. He
rose always at 4 o'clock in the morning, na
ho had done all bis lifo, and retired to rest
nt U o'clock. His wife. too. awoke at day
break and began her daily labors. Cin-
cinnntusand Jlucilia wore not as indus
trious as tills American pair. They dined
uv u u biuLK, kiiu ivib iiu iiour oi me uay
without its regular employment Among
the wealthiest aud most cultivated of the
time, they were also the least indolent nnd
frivolous. Mrs. Washington knit flno
. O I... 1 .....il 1 l
n ouiieu bocks lor lier iniuiiy anu inonus.
cared for her servants and providod
their plain but nmplo meals, while
her htiHbnud fullllled bis endless duties.
The amusements of Mount Vernon wore
drives, rides nnd hunting. Threu times a
wcok the horns rung out through tho
merry glados, ladies and gentlemen in
scarlet coats and dresses followed tho bay
ing hounds, tuo gray lox doubled through
the miixy woods, and Washington, with
shouts and cheers, mounted on ins lloetest
horse, whs always, we aro told, In at tho
death. Ho-had paths cut through the for
est whero tho ladies might follow the chase.
but for himself, no bars nor stream could
stop him.' Later ho closed a deer park and
bunted deer. At last few years beforo
bodied, he censed bis favorite amusement
Dances, races, athletic games, and various
sports made up tlierurul round of pleasure:
and these early Virginians w ero a bold and
iiinuly race, children of nature, to whom
cities soemud prisons.
To Mount Vernon carao a crowd of
strangers and visitors. In 17S-I Ijtfayclto
nnd Washington met, for the Inst time, on
the bunks of tlio Potomac; and here, when
his father was imprisoned at Oluiutx,
Georgo Washington Ijifuyetlo was re
ceived as a son, a child of tho family.
Tbe Militia Crylns; far Arm.
Wasiiinotoh, April 19.The War De
partment is in receipt daily ot requisitions
for ordnance and quartermaster's stores for
tho equipment of the militiu ot tho coun
try under the annual appropriation ot
$400,000, not only from old organisations,
but from thoso which have recently come
into existence. In the Territories particu
larly are there signs ot activity among the
militia forces. The old organizations are
gradually changing their equipment to
conform to that of tho regular army. It is
said that thore will be fully 00,000 militia
men in New Y'ork on tho occasion of the
centennial celebration. This fact is thought
to be signiiicant of the wondorful otlieieucy
ot the present organization, making it pos
sible to concentrate an army of well drilled
and well equipped soldiers within a day in
almost any of the important cities of tlio
Atlantio coast With forty-eight hours
for preparation on army of nearly 73,000
soldiers could be gathered.
THE 8TAOB IN BOSTON, t
MONETARY SUCCESS. ;:
The Adaptor Does Not Adhere
Novel, and Catherine la Made a V
Common-Place Character, and TL
mere la Not Recognizable.
Special Correspondence ol The Appeal.
Bostox, Mass., April 17. Tho otha
night I went to the play. It was "Robon,
Elsincre," and played at the Hollis Stroet
Theater. The characters wero cast as fol
Robert Elimcre ..,
KiW'unl Lniitfliiiiii .
(mil Wr-iil. ....
father! no KUuicre
Lady ( Imrlotte Wj niiilay
Mm. Leyburu. ........ ...
F. II. Vandcrrolt
..John T. bulllvaa
W. 11. Tliumpnoii
W. 11. Arnold
.MIm Ponitliy Dorr
A Cblekwaww Dmperndo Cnualit.
FonT Smith, Ark., April 19. Deputy
Marshal Carr arrived hero yostorday with
a notorious full blood Chickusaw desporado
nnracd Harrison Austin, who has been
wanted for fivo years for tbo murder of a
white man nnmod Elliott ISeven attempts
had been made to capture him without
success. This time Curr, w ith a posso, lay
in the bush all night near Austin a home,
waiting for hiiu to como out When ho
cot ontsldo tbo door Carr covered him
with a Winchester, and demanded his sur
render. Tlio Indian replied by drawing bis
nistol and firing. Tho ball wont through
Carr's hat, andbo returned the fire, shoot
ing him in tho face. The fitsillado was
Went un until Austin fell, shot in seven
places. He says he w ill not die, but ho is
in a critical condition.
Ths low Keillor' Meeting.
. Fokt Dodob, Ia., April 19. A monster
public meeting under tho direction ot tho
DcsMoinos lUvor land settlors will bo
held nt Lihigh, tho center of the river land
district tomorrow afternoon. Tbo propo
sition for the affair, which is an important
one, hnvo been under way lor some tune.
Gov. Larrabee and ex-Congressman A. J.
Holmes, from tbe river land district, who
has chsrgo of the settlers' rebel bill in
Congress, havo signified their intention to
bo present It is also hoped to nave cn
ntor Win. 11. Allison and Congressman J.
The ptirpoMO ol the
P. Dolllver uresent
Louis Philinno. Duo d'Orleans. nnd his I meeting is to proimro specilic plans for the
two brothers, tlio Duo de Lianeourt Tal- prosecution of the settlors' claims in the
improver! Our niiiiinere Ita diond! Our
lulaiit ai a lemy It palroiil Our poor their
Im iii (actor! And the Interior navigation
ol the Potomac, an event leoleto with the
most nleiisive utility, already, by your
unremitted eercie, broiuhl into partial
uw, Us iiutitutor and promotorl
Kan'wcll! Go and make a grateful peo
ple happy a woiil who will l doubly
giatcltil when they contemplate this lucent
B.icnlleo lor their interenl.
To tlmt llelug, who makoth and iinmak-
clh at hi will, we commend you, and.
slier the siTomiili-linieiit ol the srduous
biixines to whieli you srw called, may lie
store l') it again tlio best ol ni'ii ana
Hie inmt lieloved fiillow-cilii 'n. In bo-
bulf of the jK'ople o Alexandria.
1'isMi Kamsby, Juvor,
April 1(1, 1 7sl.
Dining the next eight vears tbe private
secreluru ol (lie tlrst President earnod
g sid portion id their salaries and usod up
a t Hd deal ol Government atntlonary ao-
Bliowleilmg ,( reeolld ol collllliuillca
tionanl tlu i hat.ii Ut. W'u.shiiigton him
sell, howcter, appeals to havo writluu tbo
lonow ing oik.;
To Hit Majur. (4i.intion and CIURM ot Ataxia-
Giiitlciucu -Although I ought not coo-
TIIK CJUMON ClIOllD.
Tbt Rpitino's li'a iialrly llila, aglow with iiin-
lama ..i-i.li' dnwa twlwra-n llie bills llial
ieillllie. II imllirniu nilifltl.
ftinu otm- fti-le r.Mv llio suilufj, kluja?, and un Oh
Tli hai.lni BiMlori lay, wllh uat xrocM
ft. ii.-rv-i ii rr
lliiiliol -i lle Btiiti.laol ttujr d). Ilia bruodlDf
mr " liule.l.
Har 1.4 Hi rin0 llu Ilia itmii Uial rlianlcl at
ir niru-l aiel tuU tlopliif lilll. on ahbrr tl.lv
Tlia wliil in ' Ihr Mildi. I Cu,lit llio lin'l J
lulling l-nin -
(n H-.n.iMi licit! lb Mm, oa hUlTufd i
lilll- lit i.rtiv;
ll lw.vii tin-in. Iilran utulifalliod twurd, lil-
I' un roi-t bT.
Ilirkt an i-l.-il a I iilnu lauid (at down tlietrvin
M lt-I lollh
Tli iikIh ol "Hall C.ilutnMa." Ilia j-snollln
TUlt. uu an -rtot: lllmt ttimiK ol aolillt n,
em and iiriiii.
Sunit lot.li "i-'ii tun ihuky il-'i-oi to brr llie tur
So clr-l and unlet ii thr lll(lll Dial lo Ilia hrttml
(f lili cinp w hiriM tli iwvll olFrt,lrt-
lllllllll ftlKlll 1
AndalH-ii Hi ll ni'la died amy. Iron dl.unl
-H III M(
A the ii. Iik- ihnndi-rof the Udo, rulll llinnih
tin fr-1. r.l h.-t
Then n-ii!hi- len ih other ilmra thrra imo
n mi.wi-iln lrtii.
-non ii a- Ian I na lloallni dn ttiilai
let n i-f tlir 1. Mil.
And llin Hi' !' la (iray nut lairk our chir
iir-i 11,1. it-ii
A ml. " iiiein llil fut tli air and tvhnrdfar
'SUi-immiI,-I lUnnrr. rr piled. Ihry an-
l.-n.l. "lin hi im,"
W lillv i-ii r en rtn--r roili-U tltririah the diuk, and
liluiiy ll-.l awjr.
lKv-l) ll- il-m h. (illincd round, and all Ih
Hrm lil l,.li.
Whin Un I iiii.ii lwii-1 l-n la l Uy lh Bole ol
"lli-uic. l.l II.miii-."
Moly n. -lii lireailic l Iba clietlt, and utter
Uier Hi alley and Ih bill un Him and Gray a
Kuo ii-l!lnt and now ilnkli i lew. bn tnmtileiia.
'fb Iri i.m m l pUtad the air ol llio hwiiilllid
And, ih h ii l mi'ltu-, ham and Ui JuIimhI In
(In n-ttliiri rlienl.
Bo tiiiu,. 1 1 k Uial ii. ) M inxlr livkod tha cbnut
.4 .keti n.irl.
Then hi i lnr Imni both Ih Imu, with lice
lu uw i
Aud I. n .l'.-l and prin-r r ald uixin
lli S. Id el Man.
ThaSi.utliMn in-l Piaclil up lh ainlii. and wa,
Who wild lin n-ti.
lb, Wlini gltrtiuiu hiuu ol lieuv acm tu llvr
W lhai'i bl '( lieriil uiui lai away, ol aorno nj'd
Irll U liO.-l-
TIm low r.i.l larnihnuM 'noaih tha alia that
nun niiitiit nt lb aind.
Ill luil.ltvii uihIiii al Hi.- fall, tb deal wits at
Tlit dn.u iuulibl all adanl axn ttv eld Ura
tbl load md lout llie direr nlnd, when al-
--' irii aiiain.
And li t away a.ueiif tin lillUlhidear hmlllar
Tbca io,.urr.io.nw w atola, and dmunad
Ih lln..i. nlhl
Ollar.ii kniiku in tna blllt, p wall.!, and
Mill ali.1 ohiuv.
J u fa.fHiaat lla'prri H'lrt s.
government' snid the Knghsh diplo
matists to the American commissioners,
"we will Ireat with you."
It was at this icriod that Washington
had retired to his home at Mount Vernon,
hoping to enjoy lor a few yeuts al least
the domestic jxiaoa ho bad so loved and
longed lor. Hero for a lime he seems to
have found it - Jhil lie was evidently not
lltled lor any hang rcxse; Washington's
mental and' phvueul orgaiiirntion iHieuied
to reipiiro constant action. Ho was one ol
tho highest type of what wo aro accus
tomed to call tbe Lngliab or Anglo-haxcn
race. His tall, almost gigantic form, was
symmetrical, Billowy, nnd of extraordinary
strength. He could leap, run, or vault
into hi saddle more swiltly than any ol
his rivals; his long, nervous arm could
throw an iron bar far bevond Ihmn. In
wrestling ho cast bis strongest opponents.
Ho was a natural athlete, whose unusual
vigor had I eeii early tested in llie w ild
wood and forest clad mountains, sleeping
in tho snows and wading rivers. He was
almost always on horseback, a lover ol
horse of the rarest breed, putroniied races
to tho last, limited with the hound three
lime a week, wa proud ol bis stable, and
never without tenor twelve line horses in
II, even In tho cities. Krect, vigoroii,ina-
i i.i. f..n i.... !.. i. i..
jwin. ill .i .kiij, an u iu Jiruvil, III
spired tvapiM-t, uud no ono seemed to Jmt
with him. Hia light hair, gray eves, and
I . : I ... : l. i. !. I .
imr (-viuiiicnioii iuiiii iibvu auiu-ij a .orso
hero and a Viking. Ilia liue oimiii counto-
nanco disarmed loarj but awoke submis
kion and rcvoreuco.
Hilled by unworthy rasslons. Ibis row
crful frame might have made him a scourge
of the huuinu race an Attila or Alexau-
der. Hut his moral orgamxation wasasline,
lieullby and symmetrical as bis physical
and mental. !! wo an example of what
men recogiiiso as vtitue from his youth;
Ins wcll-otdiirvd mind kciit him Irom all
pxceM. Il ia not likely that he was w holly
free from faults, but ho never failed to
amend them. Honor and honesty came to
him naturally; anyiiung meau, low or
tieai herons be swept nude like a demigod.
He wo apparently so calm, tcinpcrnU) and
aclf-rentruiued that Can-less men thought
linn weak and even Unit L lie was gowr-
ou, yet prudent humane, resolute, a firm
mend, a iilacnoio i mj. no aeusllive thai lie
wept hitler tears ovar bis slep-dailgliter's
death-lied, kuw llngsl lis si le.or mw with
pasnionatu gnel uiu late ol tlm garrison at
lort Washington, whom lio could Uolaavc,
Tears th" strong man secnn to have ofleu
shod. He was ) charliahle, so humane.
that he could never '..car lo inthcteven mer
ited puulslinietit, and aleeled liiiuseU to the
death of Andre and other allies. He would
have set free all bia alaves, like Jay, bad it
liecil posniblo. Hi power of sol Irii"! mint
wn iiurivalled, tho bitter In u ills of Lee
and Conway lie apeak of in bis letters
with a inlinnessJbal aoeiua almost Incredi
ble, ami hi Hi. dread moment of del. nl be
km b conlldeiit, oi aiiccfa as iu victory.
Yet bis passion ot anger was Here) and
terrible wncn it mud had oven-oma bis
Bell riKtrnJut sswlleu he diovobnck I -co
at Moumoulli, or, sword in baud, with
lien s words, threw liimm If biiiui g the
cowardly trsi si Kipp's Hay.
In bis soclndi'il home si Mount Vernon,
Washington liveM Iroui Y,s. U 1787. His
charming wilo,iim (air widow Ctislia
whom be ".had married in K.V.i, was well
lilted to share His M.euhnr aud elevated
lot Mio studied mid conformed to all Its
necessities. Ai Martha Hiiadridg) ah
had been a Virginia hellowud btsutv, but
at sevcnloen niiirn.hl Han lei Parko Ouslis,
a young man oi grcai weami, ami appar
ently of amiable cbaracler. They had
four children, one of whom died In
liilaney. then a son, ami toon stter the
father. It U aaid, of grief for hi loss. Mm.
Cuslis was ltdt with two cLildn-n, with
frest wealth la land, alaves snd money.
nl7Mshow married lo Washington.
They were ol tho same ago, Imth ton,
I7;t, and both pisw-d ol wenlth and a
high position amoug their Virginia con
ti.tuporariea. Turv had no rhildn n. am'
Washington looked ujhiq hi wife't son
and daughter aa bis own. In 173 tbe
daughter, tr young girl died, leaving
htm all her property. itl0 fwn( joUn
l'arke Cualis, married at nineteen one ol
.v. .!..( family, of lUllltnnm an.l .11.-1
inivaii".- " . -I -
of csmpltvtrst loiktoau, soon after lU
leyrand, many litemry and scientitlc men,
old soldiers and ollicers of the Itevolution,
mnny curious impiirers, friends, relatives,
connections, found all at Mount Vernon
true Virginia welcome. They found sim
plicity, regularity ai.d strict order. Wash
ington enforced punctuality: every meal
was served at its appointed hour, and no
one was au lie red to cause delay. Kvcry
thiug moved on at Mount Vernon with
almuit military precision. Kuch servant
I m... lii .l..ll. n.li m.inlm. nt ll.n film.
niiv III. u,,...n, w...a ."V ... v. ...u ......
ily his spiKiinled tanks and studies, and
tlie master and mistress of the household
set the example of obedience to their own
rule. Chastullenx, a French philosopher
and noble, was cha-med with the scene;
ho found the hero, clad in homespun,
tending his farm, and his wifo simply
dressed and of goutle manners. Ho bad
recently been shocked at llie pretension
and lorelgn lancies ot a ball at l'hiladel
phis, but at Mount Vernon ho tound re
Yet t was in tho midst of this apparent
rcMiethal Washington's mind was most
agitated by tho leaner nnd somo ot tho
most weighty cares of lifo. Poverty nnd
almost hnukruptcy had como upon him,
and for the llrst luno ainco ho was fifteen,
be says, he felt the want ol money. His
expenses were large; his estate yielded him
little. ibeMicrill threatened him with a
distress; he was anxious to sell part of bis
land, but could Hnd no purchaser, tho
bonds and paper paid him by Congress
wero nearly worthless. "1 know not
where," ho wrote to Uis aged mother, "to
look tor a shilling." His uilliculties
increased each day until at last ho wss
forced to borrow, and writes to a more
fortunate neighbor for tho loan of a few
hundred pounds. "1 havo put oir the
hhcrilf of the county three limes," be said
lo a debtor in lH; "ii he conies spun i
must stiller bim to mako distress." His
heiillh, ton, was uow no longer strong', bis
lungs bud always been delicate tho weak
point of his powerful frame. chest
receded; "a pulmonury complaint," Custis
relates, always all'ectcd ins throat, and
iircveiiled him from sinking with ease,
n 17H7 the pains ol life seem to have
como upon him thickly. For six months
lie had suiicrod wun "a rncumatic com
plaint," and for ten days he carried his
arm in a sling. A brother whom he loved
tenderly bo bad just buried, when bo was
called to w hat seemed the death bed of
bis mother and his only sister. They
lived somo tlino longer, but his generous,
tender heart must brve felt these succes
sive blows, and lent beforo them.
Hut the chlel care that weighed npon
him in hi brief retirement at Mount er
non was the condition of his country. It
sieuied fallen into anarchy and ruin. As
their only escape from disunion and rlwl
wur in 17H.V7 men openly talked ot
a King. "Shall wo havo a King?" wrote
Jay. "Not until every other expedient
bss been tried." To Washington tho
proscct was appalling. Was il lor this,
ho cried, only lo bring back the shadowy
tvranniea and vain distinctions of the past
llist we hnvo fought, endured, comptcrcd?
He threw himself onco tnoro into tho
llereo political ronleat, aud with inllnito
labor founded a Itopubllc Hut for bim tint
t nion and llie tainstitutiou count never
havo been accented by ths people. His
rare strategy, bit consoles, sppeuls, bis
wido correspondence, the power of bis
great nnmo, founded and enforced froe
government tor all future ages, lis pre
sided over tbo debates ol tho ton volition
of 177 that formed tho Constitution, won
tbe consent of the chlel )ohtical lenders
to its adoption, was chosen nnauimnusly
tbo tlmt President, and aini.Kt glad re
joicing, shouts, cheers, triumphal arches.
Ml . .1 - . . - I
nowoia, icars nl jov, ami mo irnai oi
united people, in April, ITS'.l, pnsacd on
tho sacred way Irom Mount Vernon to
An exile In ci'les, ho sighed for bit farm
and his rustle luhora. He thought "the
lifo of a hualiandman, of oil others, the
most delightful." Ho ciime back to Mount
Vernon alter eight years of pnhllo lalxir,
weary and broken. Yot ho tli II roso at 4
o'cl'K k every morning, and In the evening
li ft hia company punctually at 0 o'clock.
He aaid tbo reason ho was ablo to do so
much was tiecsuse he rose so rnrly. He
was met often riding over bis farms; clad
in plain gray, an old man, worn and broken
in the service ol his country snd race.
Yet lie wss still erect and stalely. Tho
laroily was no longer what It bad been.
'I he adopted son was awny at collegr; tlio
daughter married Maj. Iwl on the f.d
ol Fcbrusry, 170'A In Doeonibcr of that
yrar Wsabington csoght a C"ld. Ilo was
'quite hoarse." but said: ") ou nom I
novor take anything for a cohl-lel It r
It came." Ho died on the 14th, with bl
wifo and friends arouud uim, p";
suit to bo instituted by tbe Attorney-Gen
eral; also a general discussion and history
ol tbe river land cone.
.MIm Kltie Nbiinnos
Mrs. Kuie Ih-nln Wllmia -
. Mi Miiy llobwin
..Uln Kl'.a Murgaa
I nrcdict the nlav will be a monetary
success, although tho audionce was smnU
tho evening 1 was one ol it ino applause
was vigorous, even boisterous at times. '
and from certain spots, loading me to sus
pect tuo presence ol gnntlumon hired to
"givo a hand ' on "small nights." now
ever, the performance was liked and will
certainly be a go in tbo country. Tha
adaptor has not adhorcd to tho novel la
much that is the novel s strength, incro
tiro many gaping weaknesses in llie con
struction of tlio play. F'or instanco the
novel's very crowning consistency is in tho
death ol Msinere, but in the play no is
permitted to live, contingent upon tho re
turn of Catherine's wifoly sympathy.'
Then her words "I will not give up toy
old beliefs, but" etc., and ber tollowipg
action ol lloating over me room to uitn ;
and encircling bis neck with liar arms Is to .
say tbo least a very commonplace ending
and oue that leaves tbe troubling tnougnr.
bow is it nosHiblo that two souls so reline
and sensitive can afterward live happily
together dogma the rust of one and Ire
thought the polish of tho other? As played
by Miss Dorr, Cathorlno throughout scema
a stupidly perverse cToaturo rather than
the puro, duty full souled woman ot the
novel. tltUer tho adapter or fliiss uor
1ms entirely dried up the holy sweetness
of her character. Une tools no sympathy
for the Catherine ol tbe stage. Her nature
is parched by dogma into cruolty. Finally,
through tho persimmons oi uiay vnanoue,
who is made over into a flippant tongued,
empty beadod, garrulous busybody, whose
advice, no ono knowing hor, would
consider for a moment Catherine
reulizes a love for her husband
stronger thnn her belief, nnd, so ends tho
struggio and saves his mo. Alter leaving
the theater 1 pictured to my mind ids
after life of Klsinere and Catherine. How ;
at llrst, under tlio sweet warm influence ;
of youth they would agree' to disagree,
then as vears rained down there' snows how :
great would be tbo struggle to keep love's -
uro Hiigui, now inevnwuiy may nouiv
Am Old runes- Hill.
riiil.inri.i'HiA, Po,, April 19. In Sep
tember, 110, two centuries will have
passed since the first pner mill was
erected In America, In Hoxborongh, 1 nil- ,Imrt gnJ flna)y illp ftwa. ,i
adelnhia County, and it is proposed that unknown as strangers, Mr. Vsndcrfclt
llin l.l.nf.nl.inlilul nillll Vlintiirv fit I lie event I ..1 1 l..n.l, ill nl....,.l I. .mar m-ntl m-llll ;
bo fittingly celebrated. Mr. Georgo W,
Clftlds and ex-United states Senator Hora
tio Gates Jones, who has written a full his
tory ol the mill, desires paper makers and
printer to correspond with the in as to the
Lest nlan (or such a bi-contennial celebra
tion, Ketiator Jones has Prepared a cir
cular on the subji-d which will soon be
lorwarded by bun to tho newspapers
throughout tlio country.
New Y'ojib:, April It). Contractor Simon
Mess and his sang of seventeen workmen
started to clear the west aido ot Blxlh
avonuo from Thirty-Second street up this
nioraimr. After unstringing the wires
Kiev cut down a big polo in front of
Truinor's Hotel, at Tbirty-Tbinl street mid
then a seventy loot pole at tho corner ol
Thirtv-SeconJ street Contractor Husby's
gang slartisl at Twenty-Fifth street also.oti
the west side ol Mxtu s ven no. inoy win
cut down all tho polos between there and
Thirtv Nicind street probably by tonight
and then hixih avcuue will bo almost
cleared of pob-s.
The H. ate O. laisaraaie wbn.
something ot finish and great favor. The
purl might have been named otherwise lor ;
all tho likeness it is to the llobert Elsmore '
of the noveL Hut sfter all the play Is most ;
unsatisfactory slier one lias read the book. .
Naturally the fullness ol the book's charac- t
ter is woefully wanting in that ot the play.
Ldward Langhain Is by lar the best piece i
of character drawing. It is doue with
skill, and might well re-entitle tbe work. 1
Furthermore, ho Is the Edward Langham i '
of tbo novel I think Mr. Sullivan has n fT
much, if not nyre to do with placing V- ' )
part high as thu adapter. Ilolsatlni't
actor, relloed in bis methods and w l.
admirable. Mr. Newcoms, as handled
Mr. Thompson, is simply brutal. 11A
is not ono redeeming virtue in the U
Kelt from first to last like sweeting
(milt tha alnini. Aa Mar '(
uruaeuts bim. he is n-
ianntic, liut a most revolting
utterly sivcu over to batrel
Mrs. lA-ybtirn and Uoeo are f i
Irnyodand tniicii like tnciri
the noveL Albert Wyiinshil
drawn, and is the Albert Wyj
book. J ho character oi iv
Ir'y Well por-
I'ruioi vpoa of
is cleverly .
Inst ay of tlm
I Wanleasi ia
J'art ot tha
wholly irratuilous on the
Cu it Aoo, III., April 10. About 200 em- adapters, but Is a pleasing coiiirVjrdejnroot
.loyes of the Haltimoro A Ohio lUilrosd in so much melodruiDa. Mr. J"orge
held a meeting In South Chicago ,t even- 1 m. 1 t T.ndu wa.Ube.rty
Ing to further protest against tho Insurance bnvty n(1 jikeabp nJ Mr Annl
asuKiation scheme, 8overal vigorous deserves Swelal meutiou for his ability lo
speeches were inado against It Bunt .,. ,,11H1 a part to well,
liritton, who was present, also spoke. Ilo Mrs. Ward is correct .To those who
ssid that no man would be forced to join uttV0 not read tho novel the play will givo
the association nnd no removals would bo I an erroneous impression ol her aim.
Nlil McLroD KkATiJia,
made lor refusal to do so.
A Happy terlllllo.
rmm thr I1ill-I'lbu liKiiilrvr.
Hnngs "In that divorce case of Morris
vs. Morris you remember now inner sue
was a most bapy .conciliation was
Manes "Y'ou "don't say so. Were tho
r in.a iliMfiroved?'
Ilaima "liisnroyed nolhlngl Morris'
fatlier died two days ago and left him
100,UO a your."
A lnru Maab
I'rum lb rblUdelfbla limulrrr.
tsi reUiry Hlaine, we olsorvo, is up lo
all hit old tricks. According to somo ot
the Mugwump organ ho Is running this
OblalBlaa; BaHef 11 rresy. ,
From lb t'hloaio till ) Tribune.
Tlio small boy who was rolling a boon
along Pennsylvania aveuuo picked himself
up and looked wrathfiilly about bim. ;
"Thata the fourth time Hi bcea
knocked over this mornin' by one ot thcra
hungry lookln' fellers that's making far
tho big building down the avenue." b
exclaimed loildlr. "HUnk the blank
ollii-o-aeckers to lllankvillel Hlnnk 'cm!"
"My son," said a tired-looking gentie
mnn of amsll staturo. appareled in a plain
suit of black, who bad escaped from tha
ii'i.iin iiiima l.iw iiiiimtna tMfore by a
the Mugwump organ be I. running t . Is - - , irvM to
Adin niblru ion to suit hlmaelf. Accord- '. ?: . ,f "
ing to others, ho is imt running It ail. The ,fc , t m,
man who can do Ibis and wear a smile on . , i.i
hi, tnce all.be while must b. dangerous. 7bhV
A lirlt ( Ily.
His Lordship Yes, Ibis Is really a won
derful country; but you havo no ruins or
deserted cities as wo have on tbe other
Mr. Wideawake Well, I don't know
nlmnt the ruins; but if you want to aeo a
genuine deserted ciiy, why, you must take
a trip to Indiniinpoim.
A Talal kvaa.
rmm PraWi Muxuln.
Mrs. Cumao (dressing) "Notwithstand
ing you men's jokes about tho comet, it is
hero lo stay." '
Mr. Cuinsi "Yes; the humor snd the
corset are both alike in oiip respect '
Mr. Cuinso "In what?"
"Hoth have gonelo waist"
A aMH laaavailon.
From III! Omaha (Neb ) Wotl.L
A grocer in Hosion givet away a copy of
"Kobcrt Llsmcio" with cvory piin haso ol
soap. Thero are a good many books being
sold, each copy of which should Ik) accom
panied by a bar ot soap, a box of ly snd a
package ol rough on nits, to bo used as a
A BUrnnas lltlHa.
Fma Ih Vernon liannar.
Tho tiro nee thing about Pussn B. An
tbony's new" lecture, "What Woman
Wants." is that il only takes about threo
bouts lor her to deliver It
raahloa In Malal. f
Prom Ih Sew York Weekly. f
Gentleman (In Chicago gun toro)-l
want a pistol.
IValcr (politclyl-lcs, sir. Here s a
small, plain woaion, usually bought I
defense ngnlnst footpads. Hero's a silver
mounted lieauty, Tcry popular lor snooting
sweethearts: and hero. sir. is our Bin
doovcr, fuli-Jewolcd, pilled-nold piste,
tho rage now lor shooting wives.
eal Miata Wa a4 Tblaf.
Ciucaao, HI., April 19. Tbe will ot the
late John D. Jenuings, tho pioneer tia
cstalo dealer, was probated today and let
ter ol administration wero gtanted to bit
widow, HdUiiuJi W, Jennings, Tho will
I Mm Meinrmberw!.
from tli Nfl.ru. hut JmuniL t
Cilir-en "So vou have retnrnrit from
Washington? Y'ou wore sure before toiiig
that vou would bo rmemlereil by to
Pn sident. Hid you gel anything? I
J-.milivut Mnteamnii " Yes, ir."
Citiren "What did you gel?"
I'.iuinoiit Ktntosman (gloomily) "Ltft",;
Did I ha tiaif Maa Hla HarT
From tli Lbliugo Herald.
"JA-ssie, do those pigs In the cor;r
"Ye. 1 beard some awnling In C!
tnrlor lat night, snd I thought it u'
o the pig In the clover.
tlltta a nit.
from Ih MlPburi blib h.
What more convincing proof coul 1 tho:
be tlmt Mr. Illulne Is not runulog thts A '
piliilstralion than tb" hut that Jo
Manly, of Maiuo, is still contemplating l
architecture of the Augusta PosioiUue h
the chilly c-terior.
A I'raaalnral Taalk,
from ths Ttiaa Sllilnfa, '
Teacher Do vou know tho diUVrcacoi
I KnuKV I wiiiow, (uuiiiui n, Jennings, inownii . ... .
A biaJcr among men. YVsshlngton ottita d.soaos ol an c.tiito ol nearly $3,0u0,tAX). tw eru rigid and wrong?
out what mutt be lb. ten. taucy - o i iu. r.u- . -y '
UK nd ll.rinan MCS II It uu I I V .. ,7 ...... . . I
..1 1 I. .( I la.m.n ra.-a il it
in.i i ...w,,, ii.exuaiit UUr, uiuiea
continually on the lucroaa iu Amotican
to lake your little fcrelLt
caka from him What would you dtii 1
i-it It up," , ,