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m m CERT. DISCOUNT
ON CASH SALES
Men', Ladies', MUscs', and Children's
COMPJHSING THE I.AWIKHT AND M03T
VAKIKD A8SOIITMENT OF
GOOD, MEDIUM, AND HIGH-CUSS
IN WlttrK, NATUIIAL, AND COLOllS KVEK
DUFLVYED IN WASHINGTON.
!. Wilis. WOOL
ALLKV, HOLLY . CO'S SII.K, HiLlltllGUAN,
sco mi iAMirs.oni.,cuiRt,,'.iiAiii,RdAn.
LET, ANII WHITE OAMIIMKIIK AND
iiKKitri.NSitL,snMii,np flvnnrl, and
COTTON FLANNEL DHAWEnS.
TMV I'BIt CI2NT. DISCOUNT
ON ALL CASH UALE3 OF
MKN'a AND LUMES'
CIRDlGUi JACKETS AND VESTS.
111 r.VATli A V F.N II r.
SCOUHtNG, Itr.PAtltlNO. PltESIING.
Clothing called forind delivered.
1733 I cnneylvanla avenue.
Out' proliutlona arc all selected
for their excellence anil to mcctthe
wants of rcjlncmviitand good taste.
Their true value will be appreci
ated when examined ami compared
with other goods.
POPULAR G03D5, POPULAR STYLES,
Sliii'ts to Measure.
ImportrrM of Men' Wear.
MR. LOUIS KOEDi:ili:it In now shipping
to tlio Unite! Mates a lry champagne known
ai Iho "dRAND VIN SUC," wUlcU la of the
Bimo liiph grado M thu "CARTi; BLANCUK,"
nt jireaent fililpped by lilm, and which lias
been bo favorably rcculvdl by tljo American
lit 4 wlum are tlio llneat Quality that can
Imsutit from Kraiite, ami ho feels confident
tUntlbe uow.lry vrlno "111 meet with frluuds
wheruver It In known.
Quarto, $30.20. riilie, $32.20.
fob bam: hv
J. H, MAGRUDER,
1417 A'cw York Avenue.
.T . .1 . JDli. CKER,
llll . MI jjKjfialUUTHWIiBT.
and i: suit a vim,
(Mill AM) lVKllliIRCI r.NUH.VVING
A SPECIAL FEATUHK OF MY BUSINESS.
it 1. 1 i'i:m,vhh,v.inia avenuk.
JOHN F. PARET,
OUtll ENGKAVINO of all kinds and for all pur
ritl!l'AUi:i) CANVAS. NEWKISYISDbTHETUU.
I'.lt-l, till, ANII WAi'Iilt COLOllS,
I'INU DKlSllKS, ETC, AT
FRED. A. SCHMIDT'S,
few I j- n i ninth Hrur.hT.
.Vasli. Cor, N. Y, Star.
One nt tlio hindsoiuest ami most sinking looking
men In llio Iilpluraallo Corps la Mr. Charles de
struvc, llio llusslan Minister, llo la not unllka tbc
Einperor ul Germany In nppoarincc, although, ol
rourse, a much younger man. That no la a general
lavorllo nnd goes out a grout ileal Is a familiar lacl
In aoclel) I. lie all llusslaus of llio higher claaa, lie
I auacoimpllilio I linguist nnl an extremely pol.
Islic I and courtly man. Ill hearing la ratner mili
tary Hun otuiwlso, but no luau heller understands
tlio art of nuking Milium t ugreoible, or can upon
njoauiunturn uciiuplliiiciil wltli grculcr ncalucaa
'1 bo frcni.li Mlulatir, M. '1 ueoiloro lloualan, la alao
a groat society man, ami an ludcfutlgablo vlallor.
When he ant i sine here liu cmld .Hardly apeak a
word of English, hut now no has qulto iinitorod
tlitl dlnlault tougiia M. Ituu.iau waa for nearly
tivtiuy ye.iralu llio niai, notably at 'luula. llo liaa
niqulrc I iji.ii.Ii of llio orlintul manner In aplle ol lila
I'rtmli inrcinage. In ii'lurMnti ItzhoiulgUt ril
lly oolukan f ira Turk, liU ilmk unlorlug biting
raiher more auggestn o of llio Orient itian Iji Hello
- i m
I'liu llrlill'Kroiiiil Hal I.ofl.
Illarllord L'ouraut.Noy, 1I7.J
'I'licio wiaacry trylug IktIo.1 In a yuung brlilc
grnom'a llio I Ilia wick, llo bad aoourcd imuupe for
nliuaelf aud iirMa to New York liy Hoaiuor. llicy
liu irded tlio boat an I wmt in u at uo-nwiu, aud
ImdJiiU laid down tlmlr liglilir luggigo wlien it
naaillai omul lint mmitililiig bat Ikiu led lio
Ulml. '1 liu nrl Il:iiii:u i ualii'il out, luruingtliu key
In luo PivL (rum llio forco ul luiliclof liui.it, aud
wml up luwn witii tlio key In Ida puiKil. Wiiru be
got Uatk It wua lii no Hie boat a liumlrcd foit from
luo loik uud lila lirlJo '.vlUllr waving lar baud Irom
tiioatalu romii iiliiluiv, 'llio boat got wiiuemlltxi
donii llio rlvir bol lrn llio linpriwiucil brlib, waaablo
to cuiuuiuuli ate wllb uu iililtcr of llio boat, wboun.
lovkcd lieriloorwltunpaaakey, llowover.iliobrlilc
groom oauglit a tram uul vraa able to leaoli Hie
Cruiuivtll Ian Hug litloro llio lw.it. I,' uti old
iJjo uboiil llio ooi ran o( true love.
THE LOUNGER ON THE AVENUE
"Well, no tiaro got tlio Dmitry nnortlon bclore u
at last, and It will give na troablebetoro we ro done
nllh ll,"obcrvcd a very prominent New Englandtr,
a member of Congrcaa, who has glienttto flihciy
matter rmicii atlcnilon. "The bectclary of Iho
Treasury replied on Monday, January 10, to the In
quiry of the itouao aa lo what conattiictlon the
OoTcrnmcnt puts upon Iho wording of Iho law of
1843 touching Iho duties on nah caueht In Cana-dlnn
waters, bo far as plnck goes, Iho Secrelaryof the
Treasury Ma shown In Ms reply to Congress that
lie la not only not afraid of entangling this country
In a row wtlh Canada, but that ho has developed
the traditional Hibernian haired lo Great Iltitaln.
I'll venture to say that such plain language lias
never been used by a Cabinet official beforo India
cussing the acts of another nation as was used by
Mr. tccretary Manning In speaking ol Canada.
Listen to this: Mt Is to bo regretted,' says the floc
rctary of the Treasury, 'that the Drlllsh North
Amctlcan Provinces Irapedo and Impair Iho full
frultlonoftho beneficent system of International In
tercourse by nn worthy and petty spiles Inlbelr ports
against American fisherman.' Hut ho doesn't stop
there. After pointing out that wo have alwjys
allowed English and Canadian fishing crall to enter
our porta whenever they wtsho I, without limitation,
the Secretary says: 'Dut there lathlsmatkcddliTer
ence, (In tho treatment of KORllsh fishermen In our
porta dnd.Amerlcan In theirs.) While this Depart
ment, (the United btates Treasury, through Its custom-houses
and revenue marine.) protects Canadian
fishermen In the use of American port'. Canada
brutally excludes Amerloin fishermen from Cana
"In diplomacy," continued my fr.cnd, "Ihe word
'brutally nsed by Mr. Secretary Manning Is very
unusual. Dut Beo how he concludes i '1 bcllevo
tncre never has been In the past, and 1 uopo thcro
never will be In Ihe future, sush passionate spite
displayed by the officers of Ihls Government as has
been exhibited during tho summer past by tho
Dominion of Canada toward well meaning Ameri
can fishermen!' Why. my dear sir, never in Ihe
history of diplomacy has such plainness of Bpccch
been known. It ought to make tho Administration
mighty solid In New England, for I tell you that
wars have begun upon less provocation than this
You see Secretary Slannlngchargos'lhc Dominion of
C tnada' with this misconduct, and not over-zealous
officials, llo Is bound not to let them down easy,
but plucklly puis the blame really where II belongs."
"What will be tho rcsu.t;" I asked, not knowing
what else Bay. "That I can t tell you, Hut here Is
tho serious aspect ol the mailer. If Mr. Secretary
Uayard had read that answer ol Secretary Man
ning ho would never havo permitted It lo go to tho
House nnpruned, llo was Informed last full, as I
happen to Know, that llio English Cabinet and
government would eland by Canada In her rigorous
enforcement of Ihe Treaty of 1913. When Lord
Salisbury last July became 1'rlmo Minster, ousting
Gladstone, this fishery question was prominent.
Salisbury gavo the lion. Mr. Foster, Minister of
Fisheries nnder the Canadian government, positive
orders to confiscate every American vessel caught
encroaching upon Canadian groundB, or those so
claimed. Mr.Fhelps.onrMlnlsteratLondon, beard
of this, and wrolo a very positive letter to Lord Balls-
bury, which somehow got Into print at the time.
"Well, V am not sorry Manning has done ttiH
Now we shall see what Mr. Cleveland Intends to do.
The subject has been brought to Canada's attention
by Mr. Manning's paper In a way that cannot be
passed over, and a way, too, that cannot but no cv
tremoly Impressive. Just at present Ihe Governor
General of Canada Is having troublo enough at
home. Sir John McDonald's Cabinet labreaklng up,
and the Dominion Parliament will probably bo dis
solved and a newelcctlon ordered. Sir John Mac
Donald is Frlme Minister, and has been Inomw, I
think, since 1819. He has grown very rich upon
his official salary, I suppose, which Is about t-3,500 a
year. Bat from a poor man, worth pcrhapst'.ooo,U
Is said that Sir John Is worth $1,000,0(0, and people
will talk, yon know. It Is certain that during nlsad
ministration many great internal Improvements
have been completed, Tbe Canadian raclflc la one.
The breaking up of Parliament will, of course, be
something or a set-baik lo having Ihls matter
promptly disposed of, lama Republican, but I am
also an American, aud for my people. The Adminis
tration, In this matter, has acted with boldness In an
nouncing Its position. I and my Hepubllcan col
leagues will stand by It In all such questions as this.
It will give the pcoplo confidence that Ihe old-lime
American pluck has not all ebbed away, aud Hut
there are still left those who do not fear to say
what they think, taoujh they may anuso Ihe D.ltlih
Lion In doing sd."
Though they gnard Ihe secret sessions of the Sen
ate very closely, enough has leaked out concerning
that held on Tncaday last, and the debate which en
sued, to mako It a matter ur regret that tho Informa
tion laid beforo Iho Scnato cannot be given to Ihe
wholo country. The Scnato went Into secret Bcsslon
on that day to consider a resolution aulhorlz ng tho
President to enter Into negotiations with tho Nlca
ragnan government for the purpose of ohtalulng
Ihe right to construct an Intcr-Oceanlo canal acroaa
that State. The resolution Is due to tbe watchful
csre or the State Department, which hasposltlvo
evidence thai the Lessepa scheme will be backed up
by the government of France whenever occasion
makes It necessary to do bo. The Intrigue between
the French and certain Central American politi
cians Is now (ally understood, and It was thought
that the United States had better take Immediate
meaiures for Its protection. M. Lcaieps Is simply
repeating In his second advcnluro the steps taken tn
obtain tho Suez concession from tho Khedive
Ismail, and to gain the approval of tho I'rlraoMIn
later of the Sultan. It seems that part of Mlnlalcr
McLano's business on bis visit to America last sum
mer was to Inform the Secretary of stato more
folly concerning tho wily old Frenchman's Intcn
tlom.and to urge upon our Government that It losi
no time In obtaining the right from Nicaragua to
construct an American canal acroas the Isthmus.
We as a nation have been slow lo act upon this Im
portant matter. It Is fortunate that a beginning baa
been made that may lead to practical results.
Tbe city ol New York has become alarmed at Its
unprotected condition, and tho Chamber of Com
merce represented by Home of the wealthiest mer
chants and bankers In Iho city baa made an earnest
move in the direction of a remedy, January s iho
Chamber at a full meeting adopted resolutions that
earnestly request Congress to pass Mr, Cox's
National Defense bill, appropriating f 30,000,000 for
seaport defenses. Bo far so good. Hut they are In
earnest. On Tuesday, January II, a committee of
bankers, members of the Chamber of Cominerco
committee, appointed at tho meeting mentioned,
appeared beforo tbe appropriate committee and
made a strong argument In favor of tbe protection
and defense nf New York Harbor. This is as It
should bo. When Ihe merchants and busy racn of
the country pretermit their usaal race after money
long enough to ask Ihe Government to disburse tho
money tbe pcoplo pay Into III coffers for Ihe people's
protection, mere Is a strong probability of tho re.
quest being granted. Anyhow It is a comfort to seo
that New York can be la earnest sometimes, and
about something besides inoro money,
"You may think Mrs. Langtry a handsome woman,
If you like," sal I a loading Mlunesau offlclal, "but
wait till you aee the wire of Governor Cush Davis.
She la the beauty of the world) Her husband litis
Just been elected Senator In placo of McMillan, and
you will see bis wife here. Not since Ihe shepherd
I'arls was constituted a coinmlttco of one to award
tho prlzo of lovcllnosi, and give It 10 a mortal
beauty rather than a goddess, has this carlliiceua
lovelier woman than she of whom I speak, What
Is her typo of bsauly, yuu askf Illess you, Idout
kusw. Her type Is Just lo be tho most beautiful
crcaturo that Nature could cvoivo from earth aud
air In her most charming mood Mrs. Davis has a
face as perfect as was Helen's of Troy, the figure of
Venus Auadyomcns, tho pecrlcaa goddess, assho
was born loto full being and perfect beauty fiout
I'aphlan foam, aud tho step of swift-tooted Alalanla 1
Wby,Mra, Langtrr Is the best product of a worn out
civilization, from which the vital forces of Llio havo
been worn out by Iho ago 1 .Mrs. Dim represents
the West, where the air aul water areas yet uncou.
tamluitedby coataot with au overplus of poople,
where from tbe sur? Ivalof the fittest tho most perfect
types of the humau race are evolved," Thin U tho
tribute paid lo fcinmluo beauty by au enthusiastic
Minncsotau, whose Ualway warmlh Is kludled Into
enthusiasm by surpassing lovellneiu, but Mrs, Da
vis Musi be exceedingly beautiful. "Uu you
kuow. her?" I Inquired of the uctr relative of u
Northwestern Congressman, herself 11 charming
woman. "Yes, Idoindsliodcscrri'iall that nan
bo said of her, I haven't met her for three years,
but (ben sho was much the haiidaouust wiuiuu I
had over met, bho Is tall and lias a lltlio, grateful
Oguro that matches her porfeel KiiglUh face, M10
baabrowahalr,lliat lupaz-broivii, Iho lawny hue
loved of tbo poets, aud eyes of tho moat 1 harming
brownish-gray, Shu win mako u sensation lu
Was'ilugton, I am sum, Sho is cxtrtt'icly clever,
yeryamulllous, talks well, aud If Bho wlthta any
person man or woman to like her, that person
)utt has to do It." Now, when one protly woiuatt
speaks In such terms as these ol uuitlicr pretty
woman tlio ouo spoken of must bo ycry IiuuWjuiu
A la 1y sends mo a Tery'prclly noto, In which she
aaysi "It Is a beautiful custom, that has come down
to us from Iho far-away centuries, which makes it
proper for a man who destly loves a woman to be
stow upon her, alter she has promised tobecomo his
wife, a ting, (that, having neither bcglnnlngnor end,
Indicates Ihe eternal nature oltruo love,) In which a
precious stone or stones may he sot, emblematic ol
tho appreciation the giver has of the priceless
glfl sho has bestowed upon him. According to the
Oriental leaching, each stone of value his n special
Influence at a particular time. Thus arnby worn
by a woman tnrna pale when tier lover Is In danger,
a:dS'jon. I send you Iho following list of stones
whoso Innutnco U happiest and best lo the giver
and lo Ihe receiver In each month fa tho year. It
comes from the scat ol all learning of this sort, tho
Brahmins and high ptlestsof H10 Hi. Wo may laugh
at these things, but certainly thero U nine la them
than our phttosnyny can comprehend. This Is tho
"In January give your lovn narnct; It will Insure
constancy nnd Ddellty In everything ho or sho
"February Atnuhy.t; It Is n preventive of Jeal
ousy or violent, unreasonsble rage or passion.
"March Hloodstone; Itwlllglvelobolh cmrsgc,
wisdom, and firmness In am let Ion.
"Aprll-Diatnondi It protects falih, Innocence,
and virginity, (The Orientals say the diamond
should never bo given as the m IncHul stone lo a
widow or ouo not virgin. It will snrely work evil,
bnt It maytio given where It Is tho letter Btonoi
then Ita Influence la benenccnt. II may be blended
with ruby, sapphire, emerald, turquoise, npil, topaz,
bloodslono, Eirnct, and amelhjut.)
"May Kmcrald; it Insures truo love, and dis
covers false friends.
"Agato, (any color;) It gives to both long llio,
wealth, and prospcrlly.
"July Ituby; It discovers polsona and corrects
harm done from mistaken friendship or by false
f rlcn la.'
"August Sardonyx; It Insures conjugal felicity
and prevents Jealousy without a cause.
"September bapphlre; It frees from other love or
fascination, enrea enchantment, and Insures for
giveness. "October Opal ; It gives hope and confidence,
sharpens Ihe sight, and increases tholalth nf ihe
"November Toparj Insures fidelity, promotra
friendship, and prevents bad dreams.
"December Turquoise; Insures faith and gives
success, especially In lovo Ho who glvith a tur
quoise can never be separated Irom her who re-
'I hU la the lid, and It Is Interesting for more rea
sons than one It will bo eecn that this llct Includes
many stones mentioned In the Bible, nnd known lo
tho Orient Blnro llmo was young. Tbo learned
oriental Is the grraleatbcllevcr In Iho mystlo power
of precious Hones, wilklo Collins avails lilmiell
of this fact In his novel, "Tho Moonstone," and a
superstition concerning Ihera Is Inherent almost In
humanity, I am sure this list will bo ol Interest to
"You may Ihluk the height of extravagance lu
att was reached lu Mrs. Morgan's f 13,000 peach
blow aBe,"eald a lady at Mrs. tccretary Itndlcotl's
reception last week, "and that Mrs. Stewart's fa
mous Melssoutcrmatkcd the acrno In high-priced
pictures, but I have seen a picture nvo Inches
square that cost its present owner COO.ono francs 1"
Ol coarse every one wanted lo know about It, es
pecially as the speaker herself Is a wealthy connois
seur, and owns some very valuable art treasures.
The picture I apeak of la ltaphacl'a Uiblno, nip
posed to represent the Three Graces, as tho figures
are three women. I said It was II vo Inches Eqnare,
To bo accurate, It la Ave Inches long and four Inches
wide. It has had a carious history. After many
adventures It fell Into iho hands of an Anglican
clergyman, the Iterercml Fuller Ilussell, a very
wealthy man, whose sole uinnsement was the gath
ering together ol the rarest bits of paintings and the
most expensive anilquts. When ho died Iho Due
D'Aumale Instructed a collector he had often em
ployed to purchase for him the Uiblno Raphael, no
matter what it cost, Tlio collector had expected to
pay a large sum, but when he found thittbla bit of
dingy-looking panel for It i dingy looking and
anything but attractive In appearance was held at
such an unheard or price he hesitated, aud Irlo
graphed his patron for Instructions. 'Buy it,' was
tho replv, and wllh this order came the Due's check
fcril,oool Thus this bit of palming cost $120,000,
tbe most expensive work of art, measured In Inches,
Iho world has over Known."
An Kxlra Nesvlon Probable.
Frank Html, solid, earnest, sturdy-looking, was
met en routo to tho Capitol yesterday.
"Don't you thmk thero Is likely to I13 an 01 Ira
session?" he was asked.
"Looks very much as II thcro would," ho replied.
"Tbo Administration will hardly dare to ictnhc
1 rcasury surplus go on rolling up till next ycar7"
"I should think not. I want nn ttra session my
self. That will bring on Ihe tariff nght,and tho
sooner the better. Public Interest In that subject Is
growing stronger. A few years ogoi when I tallied
tariff reform no one would listen. Not one man In a
hundred then cared a rap about thctarlir. Now I get
letters every diy asking mo to deliver lectures on
Ihe subject. Tariff reform has got to come, and tho
sooner the question la met tbo belter. Let us have
an extra session."
Very Wild ur Vllrly Wiancrd-Hsw
Mio vraa Elllrnicil lu(i ninnnilni;.
The usual crowd, largc'y composed ol women,
packed tho old Circuit Court room yesterday to hear
Mrs. WelthaA. Kmmons rontlnuo her testimony
boforo the marshal's Jury which has been trying
the issuo ol her sanity during Iho past two weeks.
In tho morning hour the allczed 11011 rontiws con
tinued with her customary vivacity and quick alter
nations of feeling tho Blnry nf her married life,
bho told of coining home from Navcslnk Highlands
to Hie liouso 102i Vermont avenue, of various do
mestlo tins with her husband and his unkind re
marks, culminating In Iho deed of separation dated
November ZS, 1685, which was read lo tho Jury and
spoko of certain "papers" to be delivered by her 10
ncr nusoano. 'i ncsc, airs, unuuons aatii, were ino
criminating letters she bought from the woman Cira
(ur Clara) York (or Howi) In Philadelphia. She
surrendered Ihent and helped her husoaud in burn
them In tho grate 'J ho witness then explained wllh
great plausibility and shrewdness various Incidents
which tho physicians relied upon as pnxit of her
Insanity, such as tho Christmas Ireo hung with In
loinrruous objects, nor calling a lllllo negro "her
Christ child," her boasting about her Japaucso um
brella, and so on.
After tho recess her counsel Interrogated Mrs.
Kiumnns further about various hired companions
and nlleuiianlB with whom she had become dissutls
Bed, and the witness gate her grounds ot dislike.
She then recited attempts nt Mr, Uminous to annoy
her alter tbo separation, and explained more nf her
wild remarks tn Dr. heuipster during her inanima
tion by lilm. altrlbtiilng Diem to her unfortunate
tendency to Joke absurdly at the most Bcrpius limes
and upon Ihe most serious subjects:
Coming down to tier departure for New (York at
Ihe Instance of her husband, Mrs. Kmmons testified
that sho got all her goods together and packed them
In tbotruuks which she Intended taking nil 11 her,
her letters snd papers being put away lu ouo nf
ilicm. I'rofisaor Kmmons assisted in packing; In
fact be Insisted on helping, though Bho knew bo waa
not able, and he had at last to call the servanls to
strapthcin. The letters and pipers Bho was sure
ere placed luoue of the trunks, but when It was
opened at lllooiiilngdale they were missing
"Now,"aldMrs. Kuimous. looking straight at her
husband, "I do not mean tn say Mr. Kminous took
Ilicm on, no. But I placrd them thcr 01 he wss Iho
last to handle tho trunks alter I left llioni, and cure
am I the papera wcro missing In New York.
"When wo left the bouse lu lako tbo tarrlage, I
found that Instead of my own private one thsr had
iineof those nowlanglcd concerns you crawl Into
fnun behind; I think lliey uro called lloadachci, I
moan llerdtcs. (Ureal laughter.) Mndimo Helm
mis went to tho depot with ino an I also un Iho
I rain. ben tru nrrlu d at Jersey C ly I was placed
In a carriage, wllh Dr. Cleiolaad, who said he had
been Bent by Dr. Sims to meet mo, and wo sat In the
sumo carrtago whtlo being ferric 1 across to Now
rk. I was lold when Mr. Kmmons left me In
Washlniton 1 was lo no initio Hotel llruusnlck, aud
was surprised when we drove rapidly by that bouse.
I questioned Dr. Clevilaod, wluiln an awkward way
said that every room In the Brunawlik was taken,
and that ho had been forced to secure quarters lu a
quieter house, llo refused to tell me tho namo of
Hie placo alter I repeated llio qucatlou a dozen
times, aud at last I called In llio timer togho mo
the name of Iho hotel ho was dlrcctod to, llo re
piled quickly, 'Tho St. Cloud, mum,' showing I bat he
was drilled to his busluess. Alter u long ride 1 he-
f:aulo rocoguke familiar points aloug thu roads,
audmarks aud places I had ollcn recti, nil I llio
ilrcadlul fact was made plain I01110 that I Jvas going
to worso than prison, lilumulngdalo Asjlmn. As
soon as Ihe trap into which. I had fallen became u'car.
1 fought nllh a'l my energy lu get
away from my Jailers, my companion In the car
riage. I was too weak and lliey loo strong, but
Bllll J never gavo up and kept at It until wo united
at Ihe porch nl Iho asylum. 'Ihe llrst dlsiovtry I
111 ulo was seeing my biisban I standing on the porch
Willi Iho inns! diabolic, il uud Ueudlati look tinuii his
face aloof I lanuotdrlvo out of iiilnd.atid wlilih
1 will never for jit, I was hurried lu through thu
door, rusliod to one of the rooms set apart fur luna
tics, aud, 10 iiHu iiilld li'riu, was stripped ul my
loihing, tlio iiiieiidiiiits treating tnu us llio worst of
At Ihls time. 3:30 1'. M . Mr. (lariult urnali nud
said his tllcutwa exhausted, and ho asked itist
inn Hearing ueuiijourne! uuiii aiomuy, wuieu was
Later lu llio .lav Mr, riumous. with her maid In
llio Kiix1l.1i fur can und several laity Irleiids, was
gduy siiuppiiiguii mo Avenue iu an uucomcrucu
Too Jlurli 'I Miry.
"More confci lions arc mado and wild,'' cava Iho
Hotoii(,'iuvliilhu cities ol Mew jork.l'hliadel.
pbla, and Chicago, wllh u combined populalluu lllllo
more (ban Hie single city of Carls, ihau In Ihe whole
of France. In eaaliol these cities goixlsaru lilmlo
by 1U0 ton, and olieu sold lu slnglo orders ranglog
fromtiu to ntty barrels each, 'transactions on a
similar scale arc unknown In any othvr country lu
Mrs- Cleveland hcrsell la tho authority (lor she
mule Ihe statement to a caller ycslerday) for saying
that tho past week has been a very attceable one lo
tho lady at tbo Whllo House. The weather, that Is
that part ol It over head, has been most propitious
for oii-door duties and p'casurcs. Besides driving
nn hour slinost every dav, Mrs. Cleveland lias been
very pleasantly occupied with social limits. At her
Tuesday reception Irom U M. to 1 P. Mi there were
inoro persons present than nn any previous orcaslon.
Mm Llcrcland received tn anew Parisian costume
ul black rorded silk, made wllh ciosn sleeves ntul
closing hlghiip to tho throat. 'Iho trimmings were
t Jet, with parscincntcrlo bands down tho tides,
llcrnnly ornament was a small diamond pin, worn'
ns a fastening lor iho collar. Mrs. Cleveland wore
no gloves, ami hadnnler herlclt arm and some
times Inner hands anew biak sho was reading
when Cillers began lo arrive. Miss Hastings, the
President's niece, was with her. Much lo Mrs
Clevoland'a regret, Mlsi Hastings weut lo her home
at Albany on Friday,
Wednesday wat a chiruilnz diy, and after a
morning drive out toOak Villa Mrs. Clctelind re
ceived tho guests sho hid Invite I la a lunch' on In
MIsslUsllngs'BXonor, Tsronty.scven ycung ladles
wore preset by tnvltal I n, nnd wllh the hostess and
hcrnlcco made fourteen on cither side of the long
table with Mrs Clcveltnd at Iho hud. After Ihe
nrst formalitv w ire away, Ihe young girls chitted
andtalkcl as vming girls always no, a majority
speaking nt once, but all bcirlng what ono another
sirs, it was a wise an I praper thing In this yonng
worn in, nn whom such sncisl rrsponrlbllitv rests,
mt to offer these young ladtea nv wlno. Wiro Is
Sood, and no ono questions its prtpcr use, but ono
oes not like tn read uf a luncheon parly lnvlo up
ol young girls at which live sorts ol wines were
oflercil. It Is to be hope 1 tho example of tho White
Bouse, In this respect, will bo followed hereafter on
alt such ocuishns. For the rest ol It, the table waa
hoiuilfitlly decorated, the hostess Was In her most
sanny mood, and the young guests nro unanimous
In tho declaration that they ' n id an awfully good
lime." While It may not be q tlio right tn repeat the
persinal conversation of ono s hostess, comethlng
Mrs Cleveland sill tho other dav, ought not tobj
burled In forgcllnlncss It alao shows I he lino Judg
ment ol Ihls unusually clever and discerning yonng
.oman."Tltcrclsonothlngabout Washington whicn
tnmols tuosl charming, nnd It is I ho personal kindli
ness overy one seems to feci for me. women are but
human, you know, and I unt quite as liable to make
mlatskCB as any other person. But I have yet to
bear ol a slnglo unkind or hypercritical ppcech
imdc nt me. Aud then, too, my receptions, lor
trleud", I moan, are from noon Hill o'clock. Pco
plo are so considerate In regarding my hours! Why,
at llvo minutes pat one ihcru will not bo n
person left, whon nvo minutes bolero tho rooms
were full. This exhibits a degree of personal kind
liness and good feeing that I Ihluk la simply
lovely." Tho noon reception uf Ihursdiy was as
agreeable as these reunions a'ways are. Mrs
Cleveland was attired Inn most becoming robo ol
purple velvet, which shots very rondnf. Hhe was
aided In entertaining nor guests hy Mrs. Charles
Goodyear nud Mrs. Hlcard, of llnlTalo. Atlho Dip
lomatic reception given hy Ihe President Ihursday
evening, Mrs Cleveland looked royally In a coilttme
that was a mlrac'o of Parisian millinery, It was of
nirdinil plush, with long coutt train, and corsago
low enough to modcstlv dlsnlav Ihe wearer's lovciv
neck and upper shoulders. It was the llrst tlmo
some ot tho Conn niDinmill'iHe had Been the beau.
lifnl voting wile or luo President, and the canacltles
of the French longuo for expressions ol admiration;
were tested to their utmost by tho gallant ond np
preilallro gentlemen representing all foreign civili
zations at tho Hepubllcan Court.
The reception given by tho President nnd Mrs.
Cleveland In honor ol tho Diplomatic Corps Thurs
day evening from 0 to 11 wis attended by a very
largo company Those Invited wero all the mem
bers ol tbe foreign legations, the Cabinet, the Ju
diciary, tho Army, Navy, and Marina Corps,
otllccrs etatloncd in Washington, benators and Rep
resentatives, each Willi ladles of his family, regular
correspondents and editors of newspapers, both
ladles nnd gentlemen, and some other private citi
zens who arb well known by the rreBldent and his
wile. Every class Invited was well rcprescntel.
The Army, Navy. Marine Corps, and diplomats wero
In lull-dress unllorms. The floral decorations In
the corridor and parlors In many tcspecta surpasred
thoso seen nn any previous occasion at tho White
Bouse. This was especially irno ol thoso of the
Kast Koom. 1 he mantels were marvels ot the flor
ist's art In massing cut flowers and foliage. On
each column or tho rdom was a large Bbleld in our
national colors Potted plants wcro freely use 1 In
groups about the apartment, and smllax trimmed
the chnndellers everywhere Tho reception began
promptly ato o'clock In tho Blue Parlor. "Mere
were but three ladles who stood wllh Ihe President
to receive, Mrs. Jlndlcott nnd Mrs. Whitney
not bclno) able to attend. Mrs. Cleveland,
with her riho of crimson plush, wore
a necklace of solltalro diamonds, and a pen
dant on ber neck and ornament for her hair of dia
monds. Her gloves were long tan-colored gants ae
hueae. Mrs. Manning, whom the President had
escorted to her place, wore gold-colored satin, com
bined with white brocaded velvet; ornaments, dia
monds. Mrs. VllaB wore a dainty gown of pale
holiotropo silk, garnished with beads or the same
shsloand pearl beads. Her daughter wore pale
pink, aud Miss lloyno woro blue and plnKcomblned.
Miss Manning wore a charmlug gown or white fig
nrcd lace over white silk, relieved with clusters nt
white chrysanthemums. Mrs. and Miss Sears were
elegantly dressed, ono ol the very magnificent toi
lets was thst of the wlfo of senator Cheney, of New
Hampshire. It was a French crcitlon ol Ivory
tlntcd vetoum fititse. Tho train was fan shaped
Tho tablicro waa of Brussels net, covered with em
broidered flowers ot chenlllo and seed pearls A
fringe or pearls fell over Ihe knlfoplcattug at tho
bottom lu front. The velvet corsago was open In
the 113 K. with a Mirlo do Medlcls collar of
pearls, and tho cnflsof tho half long sleeves were
flaring, like tho collar. Diamond ornaments com.
plcied the costume. Miss Cheney, a rosebud ol
seventeen, accompan'cu ncr parents and waB be
comingly attired. Mrs, Stephen Vull wore amber
colored satin, combined wllh girnct velvet Miss
Tllion.who waa with her uncle. Gen Dunn, was ouo
nrtna prettiest gins present, and woro whllo tulle,
dotted wlthclnstcrsol pink roses Miss Florence
Audenn Id, who wore Pale-blue tulle, and Miss Mat
lie Mitchell, who was In whlte.and her sister, Mrs.
Haudy, were reckoned among tho beauties of tho
occasion. Mrs llomcro, who was thu llrst lady or
tho Diplomatic Corps on this occasion, wore a mag
nluccnt robo of bine satin and many rare ornaments.
Mmc. do Iteuterskjold, Mme.de Itujuba, and Mrs
Helyar were among tho ladles who wore many su
perb diamonds with choice costumes. Mr. tioodo
was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Hrooke, and
two pretty debutantes Miss Manning, nl Louisiana,
nnd n Norfolk (Va ) young lady, Mr, W, V. Corco
ran went out niter night lor Iho first tlmo In three
pears to an entertainment on this occasion. He so-companlcdhlsgrand-daughlcrand
her aunt, Mlas
Kustls. Il was a plcaslni; coincidence that this re.
rcptlon occurred on Iho Knsslan New Year. It also
chanced Hut It was tho fifty-sixth anniversary of
tho wedding ulJudgo and Mrs, Lorlng, who were
Miss Mario Itoossle'B beallh has improved greatly
In tho past few months, and she Is now looking very
handsome. SherccclvedivllhMrs. Starring, at Iho
rcsldcnco of the latter, nn Fifteenth sircct and
Massachusetts avenue, on Tuesday. Mrs. ftarrlog s
newly. lilted liouso has a must valuable collection of
brio a brae, especially oriental articles and rlabi.
rutely carved bard-wood furniture. Her studio,
which Is the larirest roomllllhebnusp. ban Innn.
merable rare articles In Hand many ot Mrs. war
ring's own paintings. Hhc had a brilliant reception.
Her mother, Mrs. corvine, a beautiful old lady with
snow-white hair; Mls norsale. Miss Townc, and
Miss Lorlng wero among Hie ladies asslstingher,
Miss Lorlng presided nt the tea table. Mrs. star
ring wore old gold-colored siilo, with gilt passe,
racuterle garniture, and Miss Ilocsslo wore an ele
gant gown of black sal In, black loco, and Jet.
Mrs. llallett Kllbonrn was qulto sick last Monday,
so Miss Kllbonrn did not, as sho had been Invited to
do and intended doing, receive n llli Justice Miller's
wile. Mrs Kllbnurti. though her health is notgnod,
was much belter later tu Ihe week than on Monday,
Ham was predicted for lost Wednesday, but It
nrldcnlly "deflected," ae the Signal Scrvlco would
express It, probably giving way 10 Mrs, Cleveland's
luncheon, for the only Ihreo sunny daisthopreilous
neck were those ou which sho received. When tho
summsryof the weather for the present month is
made ready, alter mentioning, as customary, the
days on which rain and snow fell, the others might
como under tho bead of thoso on which Mrs, Cleve
land received visiters or entertained.
Tncro are to bo seven teas, It Is said, next Tucs
itay.ttic lSili. Misses Caldwell will glvo one from 4
to T o'clock, and Mrs. Filzhugh Coyloondliordaugh
ler. Mrs. Goldsborough, will glvo ouethcBamcalicr
uooti, Tuesday 1 lenlng.the 18th, Mrs. Frances Wharton
and Miss Wharton will bo at homo at 'J o'clock to In
Many hundreds nf ladles no 1 gentlemen seemed
lo be matting rails last Wednesday, The day wai
perfect, and tho receptions ot tho rcrldcnccsot t-cc
relarlcs Manning, Kudlcntt, and Lamar and of Post
master Geueral Mlas wero amoug tho btlghtcst In
Ihe annals o( Cahluct receptions. Kachhnatesshsi,
bctiral assistants. Mrs. Pndlcott not belug well,
her sister, Mrs. Heirs, Miss htars.and Mlas Kiull
Mitt, mid iho Secretary of War himself welcomed
Mr, Paris, the arllsi, who has accepted Iho offer
of the professorship ot drawing ut tho Military
School at Woolwich, Hoglind, will soon sill for En.
rope, to be absent an Imleflulin time. He received
v Ullors at hts studio last Friday,
Mr. nnd Mrs, H. M. Uryaunrouow established In
their house. No. iOK Mausachuslts avenue, Mrs,
Bryan receives on Fridays.
Mrs, Kslhcr Wheeler, of Newport, II, L, who was
Mrs, Carroll's guest hero two years ago, hopes ta
uotue lo Washington In February, but she has been
In such great nillictlou that Iter visit will bo a very
different ouo from that sho and her friends had
Planned for her pleasure. All through Christmas
week site was watt hlug by the bud ot her brulher,
Hon. Lawrence, who died 011 New ioir. ilia little
daughter has In en under Mrs. Wluc.ers care,
(leu. Lawrence's wife, it will bo remembered, was
first Miss KvclyiiTuvlur, daughter of iho late Clcu.
oral I'ajlor.ot ItiUelly.
Tliomrd rcicptloniilvcn bv Senator Kdmunds't
wlloauldiugiitcr.ouihe I9lh.fr mi t to I, was, so
Iho lin nations iucullucd,"lu niiet Senators uud
Mr. an I Mrs Tbnniua W. Nclll uud Mlas Coutlr
wrlglilhiivolaiuod cards fut January 11 aud II,
from 4 to I,
Mrs. Feblgi rand MUsJuhnmm Inl nuiid recep
tion from 4io7 on Frld ty, iho I lilt,
'I hcio seeiued uu cud lu the lunches, dinners, aud
teas of last wei k, T ho luui besot Wednesday were
pio-eiuliicut lu many respects, that of Mrs I'levo
liul ul Iho vWiltu Ilimso taking Iho llrst plau,
whtlulhuso who uttcndoit lust git 111 by Mrs. Patten
lonld scarcely liud 11 IJtn lives uinugliu sound Its
prul.es lori'ligaticu In uuiy detail,
Mrs. Smith, of llostou, whubadforsotuelliuobccu
Ibe guest uf her cousin, MUs Kdoa, reuiucd home
over a wcrk ago. Miss Kdes had ittaiir visitors
whrti she was rmclilug list 'lutsday. lu a few
davsMUa lidesliutHSlu liuvu Miss Jarvli.uf Hart
ford, the sister ol Mrs. Colt, wltli her 10 spend some
MissWurlleldbasagaln bom visit lug her friend,
Mrs. Payne, vu MausacUiucltsuvouue.
MORNING, JANUARY 1G,
Tho cotillons nl the Wcdnesliy Evening Club are
the most exclusive In W.atunjton, and tho gentle
men of tho committee have every roason lo be
grslllled, for they have succeeded In miking the'
entertainments at Iho simc llmo I lie most delightful.
The second ol Ihe scries, which was given at Ma
tint's Hall, Wednesdiynlghl, was larger than Ihe
first, all iho chilrs being occupied. The srrange
ments, decorations, and mnslo lelt nothing lo be
desired. Tho hill room nllhe Mosnnlo Temple was
beautifully arranged for Ihe airslr. 1 ho dccorvlons
nl evergreens nttd flowers, ncblcd 10 a large number
of paintings which ndnrntd Iho walls, served lo
glvo Iho air of a prlvato hill room. Tho favors
were In CTcrllent taste, nnd formed prelly souvenirs
of Iheavcnlng. ThooHlccrsof Iho Amy and Navy
who arc members wero in evening dress, and the
dresses uf Ihe ladles were remarkably rich and
elrgnnl. Tho array of beauty was qullc
noticeable One of Hie belles or Iho evening
was Miss teats, of Boston. Miss Mitchell
was another whoso beauty Is generally
admitted. As tor merely pretty women, thcro wss
a score or more. Gen hhcrldan was present looking
nn at the dinelng, and evidently enjoyed seeing
some of hlssenlors in ago whirling In the giddy
mazes nf tho soulful wall... Commodore nnd Mrs.
Harmony thcFiemh Minister, M Houston; Connl
Gain, Mtsa Ilasttrgs, Ihe I resident's niece; Mis
Ijimont, Mis Itnslls, Mies Beach, MrB. Tlcknor, of
New Yolk; Mrs. Fryer.nf New York; Miss Man
ning, daughter uf tho Secretary, and a large number
f other invited gucMs were present. Mrs. Bancroft
Davis received, and Mr. lie lei Iho German In
capital stvl" It went ofr wllh great animation, nnd
closed nt hall-past one.
Tneslsv evening was ns llvclv as the afternoon
li id been. Justice nnd Mrs. Blatchtord nnd Judge
snd Mrs. Ilsgner each entertained Indies nnd gen
tlemen at n handaoma dinner party, and later Ihe
Chief Justice and Mrs. Walto hsd Iho second ol
their reccp'lons, and Mrs. John Hay gave a dance
for ynung people. Tho dressing at Chief Justice
an I Mrs. Waltc's roccptlm Tucsdiy was execp-
Honibly beanlllul. Mrs. Audenreld's toilet was by
fir tho most superb seen that evening. The gown
wis nf whllo silln, almost entirely covered on skirl
nn 1 wnlet wllh tho finest point Duchcsso lsce. One
side nl tho hick or Iho skirt had a long, Blrilght
drapery or whlto tulle, striped wllh wnito satin
rihtinn, Sho woro numerous ornaments ot dia
mond". Miss Atidcnrcld and Miss Holph were ihe
Iwn prettiest girls present. Tho former wore a
pearl grav silk, oimblned with brocade, e'egantly
mule and trimmed, Mrs and Miss Holph both
woro beautiful whllo toilets, trimmed with crystal
heads and passementerie, each In a different design
Mrs. Tinker, Mrs. Walte'd relative, who Is visiting
her, wore n very handsorao whllo tol'ct, with pcari
trimmings. She Is very pleasing In manner and ap
pearance. Mrs. llltt looked like a portrait ot one ol
the belles of tho Mmo. do Pomni lour period, nllh
brr gray hair beititilully rolffeil, and a pompon of
ntue, isstcneii wnn a pink risonnu niamonus.on
lopotlt Her gown was of black velvet and pale
blue silk, exquisitely made. Tho black tulle about
tho shoulders an 1 bust was fastened In front with a
long diamond arrow, Mrs. Kellogg, wlfo or Col.
Kellogg, wore a charming bluo toilet, and her niece,
Miss Tillman, was becomingly dressed In pink.
Senator Chenev a wlfo worn black Chantl'ly lace
over red silk of tho new Bhadc called capclnc.
On Thurndav very handsonc lunch parties wero
given by Mrs Stanley Matthews, Mrs Hymnna, Mrs
Hrooke, and Miss Medic. Mrs. Symons's guests
were mostly unmarried ladles.
nun uniiviiii'ii, niier niieiiuiiiK inn .tiiiiu iivuauj
reception Thnrsdsy evening, went homo torecelve
her own guests, raanv of whom also went nrst to
t ho reception of tho President and Mrs. Cleveland.
Mrs. Latnont being detained ut MrB. Stanley
MntiliewB'nluucli Thursday, her guest, Miss Warner,'
of Bridgeport, Conn , and Mrs. A. A. Wilson and
Miss Waller rccrlvcd for ber until she returned,
after 4 o'clock. There were n number ot visitors In
her parlor all the alternoon.
Amostcnjoyablo reception occurred at tho Iilcli
mond, In the parlors of Senator Mitchell, of Oregon.
IBs wife, unfortunately, waa 111 In bed, but his two
pretty daughters, Mrs Handy and Mlas Mettle, and
the British Minister's two youngest daughters, hos
pitably entertained tho visitors, wio wcro many.
What may be their last rcccpltou In Washington
waa held last Tuesday by the wife ant daughters
of Governor-elect Green, of New Jersey, who is to
be Inaugurated Governor next Tuesday alternoon.
Of course all his family will be present at the cere
monies In Now Jersey, but the ladles will return!
here to remain until the first week tn February.
The lidlos of the Metropolitan Hotel glvo a very
enj jyable dance, concluding with a gcrraan, Wed
nesday evening. Thcro was a large attendance, '
made up mostly ot Southern and Southwestern con
gressmen and their families and friends.
Last Sundav evening Baron von Alvcnslcben.the
German Minister, gave a very handsome dinner
party, at which the guests were mostly youogt
Mrs. Washington McLean entertained at dinner
yesterday guests who wero asked to meet Miss
Senator Stanstord's wlfo had a charming recep
Hon last Thursday. Her house is most sumpluouBlyl
furnished. The dining room was presided over that
diy by Miss Fclton, who served hot bouillon from n
Urge silver urn. The nntply-provlded rclreshment
tible was charmingly adorned with nowers, frutts,
tine silver, glass, aud china.
Gen. Ilazcn hears oltcn and very good news from;
his wile, who has decided to spend tho winter In
Paris. Instead of at Nice or Cannes, as Bho Ihojght
nl doing when sho left here, bho has been In Paris
since shortly alter she landed In I.uropc.
Secretary Lamar's bride was not hero to recclvo
last Wednesday, but It la expected she will be at
homo In her husband's rcsldcnco In Washington on
Iho 19th. l-.ist w cdncsd ly tho secretary's daughter
and naughtcr-ln law had several assistants In enter
taining the througot visitors who called nnd inado
the time of all who came pasa most agreeably.
Mrs. I'olsom'a reccptlonlast Wedncsdiy morning,
between Hand I, brought together fully fifty visit
ors, some gentlemen as well as many ladies railing
nnher. Miss Hastings, who was dressed rcidy for
Iho lunch given later that day by Mrs. Cleveland,
prosldfd at the tnb'o lu tho pretty dining room, uud
poured entree, whllo Miss Waller, at the other end,
On Tuesday Secretary Manning's wife gavo a
lunch to niarrlod ladles. Invited to meet Mrs. Cleve
land. It was one of the most pcrlcct entertain
ments ui me week.
Wednesday evening the Swedish Minister and
Mine, do IteuterskJ ild cutertilucd guests at dinner.
A lunch was given Wednesday by Mrs. Hughcr,
the daughter of Mr. Washington McLean, formerly
of Cincinnati, lo young ladles, who wero asked to
meet Miss Phipps, ol Cincinnati, who Is visiting
The lea given Wednesday from 3io0 by senator
Malionc a wife nod daughter, was a sumptuous en
Icttalnmcnt, Set cral rooms on Ihe first floor of ibo
Johnson House nnncx to tho Arlington Hotel were
thrown open for tho reception, snd tbo refresh,
rncnts and tho table, In Its decorations aud bountiful
Bupply of a variety ol well-prepared hot und cold
dtabes, was pronounced ono of tho best enjoyed Ihls
sinson. Tho flowers wcro especially inautltiil.
Mrs. and Miss Mahono were assisted In recelv loir bv
their relatlvr. Mrs. Gordon, nud bv Mrs. Jones. ol
Nevada; Mbs Mario llnrsMi-, Miss Mary Sherinan,
aud Mrs. Anson McCook. 'I here was a large com-
fiany present. Including families of orncluls and
adies and gentlemen ol iho Diplomatic Corps and
residents ol Washington who are well known In
Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward McCauley gave a snail
lancing parly Monday evening, lo which young pco
plo only wire asked, as their houso is small. There
were about thirty couples present.
Mrs. Kellogg has her niece, Miss Tillman, of
Louisville, wllh her nl 1228 Seventeenth street,
Mrs. Kellogg receives 011 luculajs. but last Tues
day MIbs llllinan metro! wllh Gen. bhcrldans
On Tuesday Judgo and Mrs. MaoArlhurcelebrntcd
tbelr sixteenth wedding anniversary, bho was
receiving calls lhatilay, (luesday being her dsyat
home,) assisted hy Mrs. Frank MaoAriliurond Mrs
I-ocnlng Among Iho remembrances received ot
Ihe day was a hoteshoo ol red and whtlo roses,
A pleasant cucre pirly was given last TucsJ.ij
evening ut the homo of Airs. Lowls elephanc, cor
ner New Hampshlto avenue and N street, A baud
some collation was spread alter the game, followed
by dandng. The prizes were distributed as follows :
King prize, (ladies',) handsome satin-lined retlculo,
Miss '1 Inker; king prize, (gentlemen's,) oxidized sil
ver cult luttons, .Mr, Pnilip Clarke; prrgresslve
prizes, (ladles',) chlua cup and saucer and decorated
pitcher, 10 Mlas Ijniirop ami Miss lord, respec
tively: gentlemen's prlzie, silver papcr.kulfo and
unliiue brass urnament, Mr. stockhain mil Mr.
Cooper; ladlea' booby prize, Jutuplug-Jack, Mlsa
Holllsteri geutlemen's b.w'jy prize, pumpkin head
ornament, Mr. Percy Llarke. amoug the guests
prescutnero Iho Mlaseaq Inker, Nicholson, Newhall,
Gray, Loihron, blunter. Mcchesut), Clephano,
Nublo, Ford, Thomas, Hulll.ter, Shaler, ant Dun
causuti.aud Mesirs. Clarke, Field, btockhatu, Shut
ler, lllcilel, Shaw, Cooper, Frauklutle'ld, Bradley,
Edclln, aud Wllklus. "
Mrs. benalor Vanco Is now In North Carolina,
whither she was called about two weeks ago by the
serious Illness of her 11101 her. Grave fears aro en
tertained lor tno recovery or iho latter, vvl.o la now
Bomew hat advanced iu years.
Miss Carter, daughter of Iho llawalm illubtcr,
lelt with her lather last week for Mlnueaota, where
she w 111 remain fur some months. She has brcn In
very pour health lor sntno 11010 past, nud 11 ebange
of climate was prescribed by her ptiyslciau.
Mrs. Charles Wilson, niutticr of Chief Naval con
structor Theodore D, WIUou, died yesterday In
New York, alter a lingering Illness, at Iho age of
Mr uul Mrs John A, Pirsootl.of Sevcnlh-slrcit
road, hivubuued Invitations fur , ei'.uucsday even
lugjuirliLruo tticlr silver wedding,
'Ihe marriage of Mr. George Thoinis lu Mlsa
Mamie Graut will like plain lues lay eveulu,;, Jan
uary 18, In tho M. 11. Church, Anacostta,
Miiallalllo W bit lug l una brief visit tuber pa
rents. On In r nay lieto she made a stop ut liked
liurre, l'a, vvhcrushesaugimuucerl. 'iho lUioul
ol Hut 1 lly, lu spelling of Hie perform lino, sajs:
".MitsWhltlugalsi seiiucd Imbued with Itiutniuo
spirit ol zsaliius uniiiltluti lo ilillgtil, uud bv 11 mas.
tcrly eienisuof lur splinlll iuiilltle.1 swured thu
peoplu with tier iiiaricluuaty syiupilhtllo tvutk us
llicy had never bciumv.ijodlH'Ijrc."
Assistant Secretary Falrchlld lias gono In New
York for nweik mil to siohli mother, but not mi
ai count of ber "very alarming lUiies," us slated In
an cuulug paper Irldiy, Ills mother mil nllh un
an Idem nt-out n luouiu ago by spraining her iitf,
lull Item which s'10 bus marly rccoviitd.
Mrs. Gcorgo I'. Morris moved tram her bituo on
rtu.ic-ii annuo, Mciirgoiuwi
resldi mo 011 Lalarcllo Square
ltidirn William Viitiiiiin.
,,...., .. , , ,-,.-. 'jiiui
Delhi, N. ., Is here oun visit lo Ills brulher, Ctilct
Clerk Youmaua. Ho leaves toalir for lllehmoud In
iipml n ibiv fir Iwn. iiii.i wlllihMi m ........
pat another week, beforo rtlurnltu homo.
Ills. Hilda KmiU tali Tuesday for Ilal.lnore,
where Uu will vltlt rtlallH'S for Ibo iox,l two
Tho Klrmes which begins nt tho National Thcatrr
a week from tomorrow night. January 21, and con
llnucson Iho 2Mb an Ittath. will equal and pcrhapt
even surpass In splendor that of last season. A
more brilliant and entertaining spcctaclo has rarely
been devised, shd public Interest has been raised to
tho highest pitch, as Iho preparations now nearl)
complete, havo trocccded, and Iho largo silo ol
hoxes nnd scats shows that tho alfatr win ho a ps
cunlarv success, and that tho Homccopilhlo llos
pitil will reallro asuhstsntlal snm from tho untiring
efforts ol Iho Bclf-sacrlOclog ladles who have given
so much tlmo nnl labor 10 the causo nf rhirlty.
Last Thursday wssa bright and bciutllnt day, and
heronndmereonnllsldcsthe generaltopic wis the
at tlio progress made bynlsilanccrs, wasst a lots lot
complimentary words na ench dance camo bclore
him. Tbo Hdics are still busy perfecting iho final
arrangements, and thero Is no doubt ol tuts being a
grand success, ihotlckctsarorapully selling, and
Irom last year's experience wo find tho seals in the
houso are all good. The piano used at ttiCreticars.ua
was generously loaned by tho Messrs. Mctzerott,
and llio usoot the hall tendered frco lor 'tho reher
sals by Mr. F. K. Ward, There acls nf generosity
are deeply appreciated by tho ladles who havo this
nolnc charity in charge.
Senator Call Is now residing at 1003 N sired.
The marrlago of Mr. Illchard Stockton and Miss
Clcmence Finch will take placo at St, Paul's Church,
St. Paul, Minn , Wednesday evening, January
If, at 7 o'clock, and will he followed by a reception
at the residence ot tho bride a parents, Mr. and Mrs
George It. Fliuh. Mrs, Stockton will when tho
couple come here give them a tea. Miss Finch was
hcru a year or two ago as the guest nt Mrs. Bradley,
nn P street.
Miss M. Julia Kcppler, or South Washington, and
Mr. II. Dyco Ncwmnn, of Snnbuty, Pa , wcro quietly
married In tho spaclons parlors of her sister, Mrs
William Lown, "15 E street southwest, Monday,
lannary 10, in tho presence of a few friends and
relatives ot tbo contracting pirllcs. Iter. Dr. Leon
nrd, ot St. John's P. E. church, of this city, per
formed the ceremony. Miss Llbby Small acted as
bridesmaid. Mr. Fred Kcppler, brother of the
hrlde, gavo her away. Tho hrldo was attired In a
cream satin costume, V neck, rilled wllh point d es
prit lace, and wore dlamondaandnatntal flowers
Miss small also wore a cream satin costume. M
tcr tho ceremony the company repaired to an ad
Joining room, where a collation was served. Mr.
and Mrs. Newman wero the recipients of many
handsomo presents. They lelt on the 0:10 train
Tuesday for Snnbury, Pa., their future home
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Keppler,
father and mother of the hrlde; Mr. and Mrs. New
man, father and mother ot the groom ; Mr. and Mrs.
D.A.Newman, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Anderson, Mr
nnd Mrs. It. L. Anderson, Mrs. Small, Mrs Franc
Ho Qiiesno, Misses SaJie and Fsnnto Newman,
Herllo callan. Carrie Kennlcr. Kolle Small. Halite
Daltnn, and Maggie King, nnd Messrs, Wsltcr
Fielder, Harry Newman, King, Taylor, Kcppler.
Robinson, and Small.
Mrs and the Mlsscv McCormlck have Issued Invi
tations for an 8 o'clock young people's dancing
parry, nt uommanoer AiccorroiCK s qusncrsaivne
fiuvy 1 ani, on lue iwn iubibiu.
Mncl Interest Is felt In tho L'Allemand-MtisIn con
cert Wednesday evening, owing to the promised
nppoaranco on that occasion of Miss Dixie V,
Crooks, of whoso volco charming reports are afloat.
Miss Alice Helston, of West Washington, who has
been visiting telatlves In Jcnklnstown, Fa , has re
Mlas Doyle, of New York City, Is visiting her
niece, Mrs. Jones, wlfo of Dr. S. M. Jones, of Penn
sylvania avenue and Twenty-sixth street.
Mr. and Mrs Frederick Chnpln have relnrued
from tbelr wedding tour, and are at the home of the
bride's people, In West Washington,
Mr. Clarence Ileal! has as his guest Mr. Ernest
N. Tcrrln, of New York. Mr. Pcrrln lias many
friends tn Washington, whero he la remembered as
one of the flncst solo pianists, though an amateur,'
mat naB vistiea acre or rate years.
Mrs. Donnelly and Miss Caldwell, or 1027 I street,
hav e sent out cards for a tea from 4 to 7 next Tues
day. Lieutenant and Mrs. George II. I'etcrB glvealea
on Thursday, trie 2)tli, at 223 New Jersey avenue
The charming lunch Friday given by Mrs. W.H.
Goddard lo honor of Miss Woods, daughter of Jus
tice Woods, was among one of Iho alfalrsofthe
week. Among tlio invited wero Mrs. oaklov,
Mrs. Wll.ard F. Warner, and the Misses Klllott,
Wilson, Crcsson, James, Ireuholm, and Tyler.
Tho meeting ol tho "Cerclo des rrcclcuses Itldl
culcs," In tho tea room at Wlliard's Hotel Friday
evening, was amostdcllgtitlul occasion. Thero was
a full attendance and a very Interesting musical and
literary programme. A prominent feature of tho
evening was a solo on the mandoline by Mlsa K.
Bccrlng, accompanied on the piano by Miss Alice
Wilson, both very pretty young ladies. A French
comedy, entitled "Un Cousin do Passage," (a tran
sient cousin.) was cleverly acted br Misses M. Tap-
pan and N. Ingle, and Messrs. L. enable and A.
Zlrvet. It was the first anncaraacc. In a French
comedy, of Miss Ingle, who exhibited a wonderful
talent for tho part of Ingenue, which sho acted be
wltchluglyand with a rare mastery of tbe French dic
tion, bhelslnbcrleonsnndexceedlnglypreity. Mr.
Bnynllzky la the president of the club, and to him Is
largely due Us success.
Mrs. Justice Miller will bare tho aid or several
young ladles on Monday's reception.
Mrs. I itz John Porter and daughters nnd Mrs.
Charles Mortimer Catlln, ot New York, win receive
their Irienda on Friday, at ltos It street, during their
Btay In Ibis city.
On Wednesday evening Mr. Albert ltbodcs and
MIssAnnlo II. Curtis wero married at the brldo's
home, on I street. In the presence nf a row near
friends nn 1 relatives, by Hev. Mt. Glcay, ot tho
Epiphany Church. T he bride was cry becomingly
attired In a handsomo brown sltk oresa, and woro
nlphetos rosebuds and maiden-hair fern for her
corsage bouquet. Tho happy couple were the recip
ients ol many beautiful presents.
The engagement ol .M Isa Annio itandall, daughter
of Hon Samuel J. Itandall, 10 Mr. C. C. I-anuastir,
of Ihe District bar. Is announced, llio wedding Is
to occur next mouth.
The ftlcnds of Mrs Charles Ilussell, of soo EaBl
Capitol street, will bo pleased to lcaru thai she Is
convalescent after her recent severe Illness. Her
sou. Dr. J. F. Ilussell, who his been with her, baa
returned to New York.
Of tbe new dances Introduce I In Ihls coming
"Klrmes," Iho quaint little "Normandy," led by
Mlsa KatloJonesand Miss Knight, and tho grace
ful "Spanish," led by Miss Emily Washburn nnd
Miss ltlggs, aro among the most captivating.
Tbo crush at tho President's reception Thursday
evening was unexampled. Officers had their
chapcaux destroyed au t llielr epaulets lorn off and
ladles bad their cosily dresses destroyed. The fault
was chiefly In Ihe lack of proper handling of tho
crowd, which should have been compelled to keep
In an orderly line, Thcro was much complaint nt
the presence of largo numbers ot apparently unin
vited civilians. Tho Washington correspondent ol
thofirinh! wrote: "I be crushes are as great ut the
card receptions as Ihev over were at nubllo levees.
nnd Iho iisulngol seven dllferentkludsof luvltstlous
does not prevent any umbilicus mau or woman from
going lu Ilicm. The phrusc.'lhe ladles of their
families,' Is nn clialluune, nud besides the gener
osity oil he olllcl Us thus Invited In taking all Ihe
women In any way connected with their families, in
numerable other wumen push and ihrtiBt themselves
upon them, one Senator attended a card reception
accompanied by his wile, niece, an! sister-in-law,
und fol'owed by three carrlsgee
tilled nllh women Irom bis Stato and bis Washing
ton boarding-house. T ho wldiws and orpbansof aU
deceased Army an I Naval ofltcers feel that they
muEt go quite as much as tho families ol tho officers
who aro living. All tho cx-Congrescmca and their
families nre gloomy II Ibcv do not get to the W bite
House on Huso nights. Probably three thousand
pcoplo were ut the Whlto House last evening, while
II strictly limited to thoso expected, tho company
would havo numbered about fuurloen hundred.
Confining this crowd entirely to the lower floor pro.
diiecd sumo bad crushes and great discomfort to tho
guests Inviting Iho guests by curd, note, snd de
partmental summons and making full uniform oli
llgatory fur diplomats aud ouTcers brings It Into Hue
with court entertainments. At no palace la a guest
miuncu lucuiei milium prt-.cuilUK uia caro Ol invi
tation. At Menus the Dean of the
Diplomatic Corps or Ihe grealest noble In
Austria Is not permitted to enter tho palne
gates on the night of a court ball without
presenting his card. No onescruples to send a card
saying, 'ITeaso piesent this at iho church door,' on
thu occasion of u wedding, and It might cccm qulto
as necessary to keep tlio President's hospitality
from being abused. As it Is, all ihe pushing aud
presuming peoplo, even tho adventurers, Impostors,
nnd bummers ol society, put la an appearauiont
tlio Whlto liouso card receptions andcruvvJ ihn
officii! families who have been Invited. A coupon
card to be delivered at tho door would efltclually
rcllev e Congressmen and oflicers ot the wumen who
assumo lo ho members nf tbelr families for that
uUht, would weed out iho uninvited, nnd seiuro
lomlurt 10 ihoso who obey the President's sum
At Ihe ladles' lllstortia! Society Friday Mrs.
Almena Williams presided and gave an Interesting
summary of Iho sixth lo tenth centuries of Home,
A.D. Mrs. Asjph Hall gavea rkeicbof Justlnlau
and his wlso laws, Mlas Lenmau asetcition from
Glubou'a account of liellsarlus, Allu Bradley a
sketch of tbo life uf Charltiuague, and Mrs- Mug a
piper upon llio Mbyllluo Docks. Mrs. W. itou
llrovvno led Ihe conversation up in the wumen uf
theso centuries, ami Mrs. Seuddcr, ot llnitou, con
trlbuieil an interesting paper upon Paula. Mis
J. u. lilack recited In ber lulniltable manner "King
llobcrt of Si Icily." Miss hldwcll kindly sang ouo
of her beautiful arias.
Tbe second assembly and gcrruan otthe Atmy and
Navy U.tib takes placo ut Ihe National nines' Hall
to morrow iilpht. Mrs. lien. Macfeciy. wile 11I tlio
vicoprcatdentolihoiluli, will rciclve, uud llcut.
Ham lie w ill i ad llio tolllloti,
Mr. nud Mrs Charles Thoiupa in gavu a box pany
ut Hie National Theatro last night, uud ullernard
euliitjlued Mile, do luasui aud ulher guests at
On'liiisiiay.Jauuiry II, ut 8 1", M.MIss llessle
Stll!i',of Vtrg'nli, wasiiiirrlcd lo C. U, Cole, Es ,
uproiuliiiutlavvjeruf llilully, by Itov, Ur. Leon
ard, atbt John's Church. Mr.Jonn Y. Waggauiau
gucthobrldonvvay uul Mr. II. II. Murrls aclcd aa
ililef utlier. 'I he ncd ting was quiet und exclusive,
only ibo matin a nnd IniiiieOl.tto frkluls ol iho con
truillug pirllcs being prusiul. 'llio brldu was must
becomingly ultliedlii nhltu ualiu.ilio drmH being
punch d with lilies uf lha v alley, produclug a highly
nliutlound bi.uitllulilleit. Imuiedlitelr utter llio
ceremony iheluppy pair ucu tried lur Now i ark aud
other 1 Lues ol iiitucst, luiiulltig to bo uhiciit
utioul two weeks, ou Hull return Hey will lake
apartments at luio stint. U'luu cut ilillbhrd In
ciin.ui iiiviiiujiu .ins. oihiii if ivaggauiuit, ttf,
uudMts. I'ruufunl, Mr, ami Mrs. W. i ramh Milu
Hrv, Mr uud Mrs, Charles Ivellar, Mi.uud Mrs
1 rank Smith. Mr. aud Airs IVarsoil. Mrii. f.. It
, J utup.Mr aud Mrs I evils J Davis. Miss J. P. Kel.
, Mlsa lieu, Miss Keliur. Mr. Wlthiroiv. Mr? 11. P i
I Wiiggaiuau,inl many uttiii relumes, and Mends,. '
1 llielr new homo IIiuiIivmihi whn.h Mi.. ,in ,. in m.
1 .. . . .. in ,...,..,.. " ....r..." ,...: .7" "" ,w incj Hviwiv.i. .'ii, ,mi ui.u viiuiuugll y cxaiu-
.1, jojicriiiy, to itci ",'" " "' r "."'V. .'.'.. l1" luu l': nullbu Itoua ' ur.ukutakUoril, formerly mapped
, fur Iho v, lun r. I iSoin .r'MMill i .' iuuVv f.i" .''? Wi1"' w. " ','i'1 1 uut b Ml awavv au I IL.u, ncr. ' Mr. I'e'ara iiilaim
i,r. .., i ,.7ul'l..t'..M.'". -lK. :"?..:' ,'W""i " 'l louudirlukuusliullarixcurslu.1 next summer.
Iter father's (Mr. S. V, Nllcs's) health having Im
proved, Miss Vlrgle Nile accepted tho Invitation to
accompany ex Senator nnd Mrs. Stockton and their
son, Illchard. and daughter, Miss Julia, and her
cousin, Miss Marl Stockton, lo SL Pan), Minn , to
attend thero Iho wedding next Wednesday of Mr.
Illchird Stockton nnd Miss Finch. Miss Oordon, nf
New York, will bo ihe first bridesmaid at tho wed
ding, and Miss Julia and Miss Maria Stockton will
aim be bridesmaids. Thoso named lelt hero last
evening In a private car. Ino best man Is a New
York gentleman. Hernbsenceatthls wedding will
prevent Mrs stockbin from receiving next Thurs
day, hut she will do so on the 3?th Instant, when her
son and his hrldo mtr bo wllh her.
Miss Troth, of Philadelphia, arrived hero Thurs
day to visit Marshal Wilson's family, and received
wllh Mrs and Miss Wilson Friday afternoon, ns
Undid Miss Holly liy and others. Their visitors
wero many, as always when they ato expected to bo
A very handsome lunch was given by ex-lustlcs
Strongs wlfo nn Friday to twenty ladles, among
whom wcro Mrs. Harlan, Mrs Wyilc, Miss Gray,
Mrs. Edmunds, (wile ol Senator Edmnnds,) Mis
I ustln Morrill, and Mrs. ltandolph Tucker.
Mrs. Kindlcbcrger's tea Friday afternoon waa at
tended by many of (hose well known In society,
Including aomo members ot tho older resident
families whorarelr are seen st tho houses of new
comers, for those who lived la Washington twenty
or more years ago aro n Utile clannish and cling to
the friends they mido then. Mrs. Klndleberger was
assisted by her sister, Mrs. T. r. Sewell, wife ol
Commander Thcodoro F. Sewell; her slstcr-ln-law,
Mrs. Charles II. Poor, ot Skaneatlcs, N. Y.; Miss
Heath, and Miss Woodhnll. Mrs. Klndleberger
wore a bluo silk, with cheno stripes. Miss Heath
woro a black velvet waist, trimmed with pearl
passementerie, and a skirt of white gauze, trimmed
with ru files ot Ihe came.
At the dinner given by Mr. and Mrs, David King,
Friday evening, tho guests wero Mrs. Gallatin, Mr,
and Mrs. Helyar, Miss Mitchell, Mrs. Amory, Miss
Ulalne, Secretary Endlcott's son, Count Sala, Mr.
Woodbury Blair, and Judgo John Davis,
A delightful gcrman was danced last Friday even
ing at the rcsldcnco ot Miss Josle Nairn, 1103 II
street. It was led by Mr. Fcnton Bradford, who
arranged very Ingenious injures. Thoso present were
MIssesTccl.M.sixton, L. saxlnn, Sampson. Sal
mon, ltcod, Provost, Nochr, F. Nochr, Nicholson,
Josto Nairn, Carrlo Nairn, McGowan, Ltghtfoot,
lllliler, llarlnn, Urooks, and Burson, and Messrs.
W llktnson, W csson, Tcel, Sullivan, Heed, Mnlllken,
LoMerlc, Illldrcth, Hail. Guest, Donn, Clarke,
Bnlkley, Brown, Bracken, Hates, and Itobcrlson,
Tho hop at tho Hamilton Itouse last night was
attended by one of the moat brilliant gatherings
thst has cvernsscmblcd at this house. Thetollctsof
ball room wero beautiful. Among those present
were: lions J. D. Long and wile, 11. W. Perkins
and wife, W, W. Urown nnd wile. Nelson Dtngley
ami wile, A. E. Stevenson and wile, II. A. Kcndder
and wllo, oeorgo 11. Sawyer, John T. Walte, L. B.
Heed and wile, Lawrence Weldon nnd wile,
George W. Fleecer. James O'Donnell, F. H.John
son, J. F. Elmore, James 0. Llndslcy, J. A. Scran
ton and wile, W. W. Morrow, Commissioner .7. S.
Miller, and wife, Misses Bonlelle, Nob'c,
Campbell, Ewlng, Morrill, da Uarrc, Dlngley,
JcbsIo Urown, lloimnti, scranton, Hamlet, Colvill,
Hanna, Norton, Stevenson, Winston, Sayles, Flor
ence, Brown, Long, Caldwell, Dennett, Noble, ltanm,
Clarke, Noyce, Owen, Cannon, Quackcnbush,
llagan, Winston, Burchcll, aud Misses Curncll, Ship
man, Buck, nnd Dralnerd.of Connecticut; Messrs.
Illldrcth, Henry, Norton, Adams, Welch, Sydney,
Itaum. Jr .ltudr.Nutc.McCllllum. nanna. Noves.
Buckleys, Howard, Ternald, Iltggtns, Uurchell, Hob-
in.on, ur.jHCisanv nnu wne, .1. vv. urury anu wue,
Chicago, 111 ; W. It. Ualkora and wife, A. L. Dicken
son and wlfe,NewYork; Mrs. C. L. Brown, Boston;
II. P. Ward and wile. Mrs J. II. Sayles, Thomas M.
Dartletl, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Parker Mann,
Mrs. J. II. Norton, Louisville, hy.; Alfred II. Wal
lace, London, England; F.A.Paris, Minnesota; II. A.
Dean and wife, Boston; Air. nnd Mrs. A. C. Uurton,
Mrs. Depuy, New York; Mr. Howard lluerland, Mr.
Charles Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. W. a. Iltklns,
Nicholas Bell, Dr. Harrison Uennett and wltc, Dr.
Lugene Clark and wile.
Miss Almlra Elrong, ot Mile, lthca's company, bet
ter Known here as Miss Alice Uabcock, has been
visiting her parents, on Fllreenlh street, during the
week, bhe Is very enthusiastic about the charming
Belgian ncireas, who she says is moat amiable and
generous to her company, all or whom are devoted
to her. Mile, ltnea Bays her present company is the
best Bhe has ever had, and her season thus far has
been tho happiest and most prosperous since Bho
first visited our BhorcB,
Edward Janln.Erq., nttorney-atlaw,of this city,
who was til sometime since, and has been In the
south for tho beneot of his health, has entirely re
covered, and la expected to return to Washington'
Mrs. Vilas, the wlfo otthe I'ostmtsler General,
will give a breakfast Thursd ly, January 20, In honor
of Mrs. Cleveland nnd her guest. Miss Gertrude
Hoyne, of Chicago, who has been one ol the
reigning neanues or me season inns iar.
Miss Crow, or nerrrrHIe. Va . Is Ihe cuest of Miss
Same Clarke, of N street.
The Janiuese Minister nn I Milane Kukl have
Issued cards tor Monday evening, January SI, all)
The Chinese Minister bvs lamed Invitations for
Tuesday evening, January 25, nt 9:39 o'clock, at
which tlmo thero will be dancing,
Mrs. Hrlnton Stone hid a very painful and serious
accident Tuesday evening, at 1314 G street, whero
sho had been paying a call. A wooden step slipped
and sho wis thrown to Ihe pavement, culling her
uuiu uuii lacu nun injuring ncr rye. ur. liar
vcy, ol the Army, was passing and took her, with
tho assistance of Miss Austin nnl .Mrs. Harvey, Into
tho Dispeus iry, dressed ncr wonnds, and took her
In a carriage 10 her home, whero she has been con
lined ever since, and will ho for some lime, as sho
suffered a Bcrere shock to her who'c nervous sys
tem. Mr. and Mrs Waiter D. Wy vlllc's "at homo" Fri
day evening was a moat brilliant affair. From 8
until 12 o'clock tho house was thronged wllh guests.
Mrs. Wyvllle was assisted lu receiving by her
daughter, Mrs. J. Walter Itobertson, or Chicago, In
whose honor tho recepiloa was given; Mrs. Page, ot
California; Mrs. Capt. Mattle, and Mrs. Mcllheuncy.
Mrs. Itobcrlson was utllred in her bridal dress of
w bite satin duehesse, covered with point lace, caught
up with bunches ot osirlch tips, diamond orna
ments; Mrs. Page, In black duchcsso covered wllh
Jetted lace; Mrs. Matile, In pink silk and embossed
velvet; Mrs. Mcllhcnncy, lilao satin and duehesse
laco; Mrs, Wyvll'o in garnet and pink velvet, cov
ered with Chantllly Incc, diamond ornamenls. The
supper tablo was a mound nf beauty and eumpta
outness, and the music dcilghllul,
Mr. and Mrs John V. Waggaman leave to-day for
Florida fur a two weeks' sojourn at SL Auguatlno
and other places ot Interest in that btatc.
MissGraio Caldwell and Mr. Andrew Caldwell,
former'yof Ihls elty, now of Los Angeles, Cat , are
spending their vacation wllh their Irteud, Miss Nellie
Hatnlci, 1205 (J tlrcct.
Mr, and Mrs. JamcB A. McCormlck, of Syracuse,
N, Y and their lllllo bou are In the city while Mr.
McCormlik la Bettllog un his final accnunts wllb
tbe General Land OfTco, for which be has been eon
ducting Important litigation lu Oregon during
K'verul years past.
Mrs Edward P. Dennis, whose husband is general
superintendent of tho noted Merrimack Mills at
Lowell, Mass., Is In this city for several weeks, visit
ing the fsmllv of her brother In-law. Mr. w. II.
Dentils, of tho Coast burvcy, at 215 Fast Capitol
A Pornonal Kxplomaltou ' the Ilonsr.
Tho Senate was not In session.
In the House, alter the morning hour, Mr. Hatch
(Mo ) moved to go Into committee of tbe Whole on
Iho I'Jciiro-Pncuinnnlablll, Lost yeas 105,najs 130,
Mr, Norwood, (Ga ) rose lo a question ot privilege
lu regard loa publication In tho mornings New
York II iu lil. Last night ho bad been watted upon
liy a representative ol thrt paper, who asked Dim
wnciiicr ae uau ever represented, a claim
against tho Central FaclUo llallroad Company,
cr the Union Facldu llallroad Company he
bad forgotten which. lie had replied la th)
negative. Nothing was said In regard to tho
Southern Paciao itsllroad Company, In ISIS, a
year allerhls Senatorial term bad expired, he had
been engaged by Ihe Southern Paciao llallroad
Company as counsel in a contest between that com
pany ami Iho Texas Pacific Company, which ended
two years subsequently. Ills services were ren
dered publicly, und tho items mentioned la Ihe
llo, Mho presumed to bo the fees that were paid
Irom llmo lu lime. How iheso Items appeared la
Iho account ot the Central Pacific Company wllh
the United Slates bo did not know.
The bpesker announced tho appointment of
Messrs Tucker, Collins, and E. B. Taylor, ot Ohio,
as conferees 011 the Anti-Polygamy bill,
Tho House then weut loto Lomtnltteeol the Whole
(Mr. MoMilliu.of Tenn.lu iho chair) un iho Hirer
aud llurlKir Appropriation bill.
Mr. Hcnburn flowu) onnosed tho "swannlntr-nrf"
theory upon ivhluh tho bill was framed, and criticised
severely some of lis I eatuus, especially ihe Improve,
inent of tho M istlaalppl In ucoordauie wllb tho plans
Ul II1U C UlllllllB.lUU.
Mr, Illuncbard (La ) commended the work ot tho
Mississippi Hirer Coinmlsslou. Pending further de
bale tho committeo ruse.
Mr, Turner (Go.) from the Committee oa Elec
tions, sutuulltcd a report ou the contested rate of
Page vs. Price from the second Coiigrvaslom! DU.
Irlctutllhodo Island. Ullovcr.
The Houso thin, at llio, adjouraod.
Kmn MoMiut, Jan. 10. T no Coast Survey steamers
Illako aud Endeavor sailed to-day for Key Vv est.
IliiurarNTATitiitl. H. Cox'it condition Improved
during vcsierday, and lie is rapidly ncuverlug Hum
(London Dally Njws )
News has reached Copenhagen Itiatau Amerlcuo
uaval cugluecr, Mr. Pears, lu coiupauy wllh another
Amtrlcau au I it lUiiv.ti is m nlo au excursion during
tho summer tuto Ihululcrlir ot llre-eulaud, Tbiy
bog iu Iho excursion from Ihu PaklUokUurd sixteen
mill similar noun tb in the point of deparluruof
Professor NurdouskJ j'd, vvheu ho piuctrulud eighty.
fourmllis mm tlio Interior, and twu Laplundcislu
hla iroou wuit no miles lurlher vast, uul, however,
uouflrinlug tho professors theory ut oases. Mr,
Pears went 130 lulled Into Ihu lule'tior, mil meeting
Willi protruding mountain peaks or auyihlug ra.
nurkablu; all was ouo prttly even surface of ico.
T Ho Journey was made for the must pan uu sledges,
aud me return voyage was iiiadiiivliuexiiauidiiiary
siiiidbcloronsoutui islgile, T bo lltllu parly were
about I'jrcu vvickaou tho La', and vvtro wnrmlv wrl.
coined I1.11 k by iho llicitilanders, who bad ti-and
A II llll From a Huston tilrl.
"Will you have some toum with your oysters,
"Yea. Get mo aomo ginger ale,"
t'Ves; that pops, 1 believe', wum yuu open l,"
Namliciii Cities Aronseit In (he IWect
Pkvsacom, Ki t,.tan is The Kxeenllvo Com
mltteo nf thj Coast Defense Association ot Iho
Coast Cities or the Sonth have Issued ihp following
elrcnliri "We, tho nnderslgncd, citizens of tnr
sonth Atlintlo and Gnlf cosst seaports, regard with
slarm tbo unprotected condition ot our elites, wttlchj
In their rresent defrnseiess stale, render tnem ami
nnr homes liable to destruction, or to
tho exaction of n Irlbnte equally as tnlnons
In Ihe event of war. This feeling of alarm Is
Intensified by the hnmllntlng fact that n single gun
boat of any ihlrd-rate power may lake possesion of
and destroy any ono of onrwaport rules, whllo wo
are nnanle to defend or offer ancrcaarnl resistance.
While iho nsllon has experienced a long blessing
nf peaco wo cannot always expert this boon, and
It Is Imperative that our ports bo placed In a stato of
deiense, which wonldntono have a tendency toavcrt
war. Wo therefore recommend that a convention
ha he ix do I'nnlak springs, Florida, a central ami
convenient point, to conveno February R, 1S17,
to counsel as to tho best method ot securing
protection of our coiat, based upon modern require
ments. We recommend that Hts Excellency Presi
dent Lleveldtd, tho Honorable Secretaries ot War
and Navy, both tho Committees of Congress on Mili
tary atid;Nsval Affairs,! len, (11 more and Capu tlree n,
nf the Army, Ger Newton, lion. s. a, cox, nl New
York.andothersl 1 Invited to attend. Also, tho Gov
ernors o! North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Alabnmi, .Mississippi, Lotilsisns, and
Texas, wllh fonr delegates nt large, and one from
each Congressional dtatrlctappolmcdby thoGovcrn
ors nf the nhovo Stales, and delegates Irom thcrltlcs
of Ihe cosst Stsles. V.o would gladly Includonil
coast states, but In a country ol such vast distance
each section should movo In convention or other,
wlso " Tbo circular Is signed by prominent citizens
of all Iho southern roast rules. Among Iho signers
aro Ui vetnor Drew, ot Jacksonville, nn I Messrs.
Adgtr ot Charleston; Fairbanks, of lernandlna;
Dnnn.ot Brunswick; Dlsncnes,of St. Angustlne;
llcthcll. of Key West; Orman, of Apalachlcoli;
Mcllvalne.ol Cedar Keys; Chlpley.nt Pcnsirols;
cnnnlnghara, of Mobile, nnd Itlcbardson ot New
THE GERMAN CRISIS.
What Will llnppcu Jfoxt-Closlnc
Nccncsi In tho ltrlclistng,
DnnLiN, Jan. 11 Tbo dissolution of the- llelch.
stag has taken no party unawares. Prepirathns
for a new election havo been actively proceeding
ever since the decisions of iho Military commission
showed that the dcfeil of tho government wns Inevi
table. Tho number of scats likely to bo severely
contested Is estimated at fifty. 01 theso-thirty-six
are held by Progressists and
fourteen by tho Ccnlro piny. All tho
other seals aro considered to bo llrmty held. Tho
fonrtccn scats nr tho Centre party which are lm.
periled are situated In southern Germany, and
wcro formerly held by tho National Liberals. Tho
government may win them back under tbe pressure
of patriotic excitement, which Is running nigh in
the southern stales, but the general opinion contin
ues 10 bo sgalnst tho chances of tho government ob
taining a majority, Whatever may bo Iho
result, tho government will adhcro to its
original demand.!. It Iho coming Belch
stag confirms tho decisions ot tho
lasi one. Prince Bismarck may Ignoro that
body and apply to tho separate legislatures to sanr.
Hon an Increase of tho army. This courso Is indi
cated In the passage of his speech la which he re
minded the ltclchatag that He Emperor is always
able as King ot Prussia to appeal with conndenco to
tho Prussian Parliament for tho means of guarding
Iho fatherland. Or ho may try for a period to rulo
wtthont a budget, trusting In tho end to obtain a
Among tho closing scenes ol tho Ilcichstag wis
an amusing Incident. During tho answering ot tho
roll call of voters, laughter waa evoked by Gen. Von
Mnltke's replying wllh nn emphatic "Ja," having
mistaken tho qucstor's Inquiry. T he teller instantly
corrected the error, Herr Huns shouting "Netn."
Gen. Von Moltkc, ntrcr n moment ot confusion,
bowed acccptanco ot tho correction.
The Instant that the President finished reading
the result of tho division. Prince Bismarck aroso
and lead with rapid yet distinct utterance tho brief
decree dissolving tho Itclchstag. Ha added no
words ol his own. He closed tho writing case en
folding Ihe document with a sharp emphasis, ami
abruptly strode from tho chamber to his carriage,
driving off without speaking to any one.
GENERAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Paris, Jan. 13. A banquet wis given hero Dili
evening to celebrate tho anniversary of the capture
of Yorktown. Gen. Bonlanger was present and
toasted President Cleveland and Minister McLine.
He also proposed the toast "Tho union of tho two
peoples," a union which, he sail, hat boon
cemcuicii uy luo oiuiuu 01 laocny
Mr. McLnnr, In responding, said: "I am here as
minister and as a comrade ot the descendants ot iho
valiant Boldlcrs of Yorktown" After drinking tho
health ot President Grovy. Mr. MnLano proposed
"The French Army." In offering tho toast he said
that too army bad remained worthy ot tho affection
of France and America, and bat Just received a
Btrlklng proof ot its cfllclency.
Lohpov, Jan. is. Alarming rumors wero circu
lated ibis alternoon concerning Mr. Gladstone a
condition, but they proved to be unfounded. Mr.
Gladstone was slightly Indisposed for a few days
from the effect of a cold, but ,o has fully recovered
his health snd Is looking remarkably wclL Not
withstanding the frosty weather ho walked, through
Uawarden Park to church this morning.
Advices from Dargcellng, India, say that trado
with Thibet has been suspended, and that hundreds
of merchants aro collected at the entrance ot tho
passes, tho Thibetans refusing to pcrmltthcm to ad
vance. San Francisco, Jan 15 A despatch from Gov
ernor T orres, ot Sonora, Mexico, denies that he has
been attacked with small pox and that the disease ta
epidemic In Sonora,
THE INDIANA CONTEST.
Arsnmenl by (.'uudldato Tnrplo Beforo
iNoiANAr-OLis, Im , Jan. 15. In the Circuit Court
this morning nrgnracnt was continued in the Injunc
tion proceedings uf suitor smith against Lieut.
Governor Itobertson. llx Judgo 'i'urplc's argument
occupied nearly two ami a half hours and was con
sidered exceedingly able and exhaustive. At Its
conclusion Judgo Alexander CAyres said that ho
would withhold his decision until Monday morning
ato o'clock. Ex-senator McDonald was an atten
tive listener to tho argument, Tbo chief point inado
by Mr. Tnrplo was that the constitution only
Erovlded for tho election of Governor and
loutcnant Governor every four years, anil
that vacancies could not bo supplied at a
biennial election, even though a Governor
or Lieutenant Governor should d.s Immediately after
Induction Into o.ilce. Ho beld s'ronglythat thero
had far this rcasou been no clcctlcn ot Lieutenant
Governor. Judgo Ayrcs's decision will bo followed
by an appeal to the supremo Court, and a final rul
ing may bo handed donn Tuesday, but this Is not
prubul'le. Present Inllcatlona aro that two Joint
conventions will be held, and tho Democrats will
elect Tnrplo as Scnatoraud tho Republicans General
Harrison. It la not thought tho Democrats of tho
Scnato will unseat more than one Hepubllcan, and
II Is probable action In his case will be deferred una I
Monday. Tho benator to bo unseated U W. N. Mc
Donald, who is charged wltli procuring voles by
Wnl I Nlreel Ycalcrday.
NEWYottg.Jan. 15 Tho orenlug was vvcak.at
declines from last evening a unal dgures, ranging
Irom if toy. per cent, generally, whllo Louisville
and Nashville was down 1'.', and Illchmond and
Wcet Point l". Alter a momentary weakness. In
which st, Paul was conspicuous, tbo entire market
began to rise, and beforo tho end of the llrst hour
advances ranging up 10 t'i per cent, wero recorded.
After that time Ihe market, which had been ex
tremely active, quieted down considerably, and
though situ remaining strung, tho advances wcro
measured by fractions. In tho afternoon prices
sagged somewhat, lint toward 2 P. M. the adv anco
was resumed and tho market closed activo and
strong at tho highest prices of tbo day. Thocnllro
days business was 43I.SI2. Out of this amount
ltlchmond and West Point furnished over one-third.
The net result of tho day's business Is that aljiost
everything on the active list shows an advance.
I'lilladcli.liici 3:?.ior ailchnel Uuvltl.
Puilaoei i'iiia. Pa , jan. 15 Tbo friends of Irish
liberty rilled the Acidcmy of Music to night at a re
ception given to Michael Davitt under tho auspices
ol Iho Municipal Council of Iho Irlah National
league, Tho "Falhcr ot the Land League,"
was escorted from too Continental Hotel, whero
he Is stopping with his hrlde, to tho Academy
by tho First Keglmeut ot Hibernian lllfles. Mr.
Darin's appearnuco nn the stago was iho signal for
a roar of applause, and his remarkswero Interrupted
by frequent outbursts of euthuslasm. Attorney
Geueral Cassldy presided at tho meeting, and many
prominent Irish citizens were present.
Menu from ihe Mohlrau.
W 11 siimiton, Dfl., Jan. 13 A car legrani was re
ceived to-day by George II. Bates, recently returned
from a Uovcrnmcnt mission to the Samoan Islands,
announcing the arrival of tho Mohican at Valparaiso
with one of tho colosaal stooo Iduls Irom East Is
land aboard. It Is Intended for tbo Smithsonian In
stitution, and Is tbe second ono that has ever been
succeastu'lyremovcdheolhcr lolnglnihe Urltlsb.
llacliiir at Nor Orleans.
Nkw Ohlkami, Jsu. 15. 1 his was the seventh day
of tho winter meellng ol tho Louisiana Jockey Club.
The track was slow. First race.flvo-clghlh ot a
rallo heats. ltcnlek.I, 1; Little Joo, V, -. King
Ooorge and Barbara distanced. Time, l;oo, i.of,
seccud race, soveu furlongs. Bill Oiveu won, Tvvl.
light second, Envoy thirl. Time, 1:37,'. Third
rate, one mile. Llgan won, Catncsrt second. Pea.
cock third. Time, 1:31,
Hcutiicliy 1'eulteullnry liuriiluK,
LonsviLLi, Kv, Jau. js A special to tho
Count r-Joiit nal dated this evening states that tho
btato penitentiary at Frankfort Is In flames. Tho
entire building with Its lonlcnls will bodeairorcd.
Tho prisoners are all locked In the cell houso, which
Is separate Hum ihe burning building, built of stonu
and ore proof. Tho bull llngnn 1 coutents Is roughly
r.uiu.Ho ui i,vw. i ueru is said lo bo only Id.ouu
Insurance. ' .-,w.
lIultlmore'H Nuvliratluu Opou.
IUltmciiie. Ml... Jan. J3 -llcnorts to-day from
t hesapcako Dsy and the lower Paiapsco Jllver statu
Itiat the ico has nearly all disappeared uud there la
no further obatruclKi to navigation. To-day a
large number of vessels sailed and haliiodimculty
Ingilttngout. ihe oyster fleets are agula at work,
and begiu to arrive regularly, '
Tlio llouaimrf e Marriage,
Paris Despatch to the Loudou Dally Telegraph.
Thero Is somotalklu society hero of a tuarrbigo
belwien Prliice liolsud llotiaparlu and hla beautiful
cousin, Hie I'rluieaa lictnia, daughter ot PrlucH
Jeromo Napoleon aud ot tho Prlticosa Clotilda ot
Savoy, siuco tho death ot his wife. Mile. Ulauo.of
Monaco. Prlncfl ltolaud Buujparto has led a retired
aud studious lite wllh his slater and daughter In hli
huufoiu thu fours li Helno. He nai lately pre
suited Ibo Museum ol llio T rocadoro with a cur uu
ethnographical eulleclluu which he has bad brought
over Hum Now omnia by eiploror sent out ut Til.
o u expense. T he Priuco Is nuw about ihlrly years
id age. T lie Fru.ci.ci Lu una Is only Iweuty. aiulls
it uppeuruueo u real Bonaparte.' Hho has been
brought ui; at Moucullerl by her mother luu eeial
com culual style, cm
'lu Harry Auulu.
(Lou luu FliMro.1
Tho statement Heat liialluiuru of Albauy nan.
templates m in jlug again Is prub ibly eurrue t. w bv
shuul I sho not in irry ugalu? bliu has net by uur
means rrucln d Ihu prltuu of wonuuliooj. Knju tuu
ijiwi'ii, who It upHnnl lu seooud mirrlago uude-r ur.
Uluaiyelreuuutsuics, must rucogulzu tho fait Hut
the yuuug wl law uf frliico Uuputd Is not bound by
any consideration tu rcuulu lu her preseut mudi.
i luu. T uu future husband ot Hie Ductless Is Prlucu
1 .ml! du Barrlete, Ihe owner of large estates In t tin
soulli ul lluals, aud It Is said that he kuow uud loll
In lovo wllh the princess of Waldeek-Pyrmont lotnr
liefore tho Duke of Albany appeared at Waldeck.
'I he 1'rlui e has uuulderublu liiuueiuoal tho litis,
slau court, but lbs engagement, if n takia place,
will uot havo tlio slightest political lulBeauce