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THE WASHESTGrTON TIMS, SUNDAY, APBIL 8, 1894.
I For Monday,
9 Tuesday, and Wednesday only
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9 About 250 pairs Men's f
9 Satin Calf Gaiters and f
$ Laced Shoes on new f
$ style pointed toes, with f
y tip or
common - sense J
About 300 pairs La- f
f dies' Caulo Kid Button f
f Boots, pointed toe, patent
f tipped, plain, narrow, y"
f square toe, or common- f
$ sense style. f
! Nothing wrong with f
these goods; they were f
bought last Winter at f
$ hard-time-prices, and we f
f could readily sell them at f
9 $1.50 or even $2; but we
f need immediate room for f
f several car loads of new $
Summer Shoes due here f
9 within a few days 9
above-named special low f
$ prices will undoubtedly f
clear the shelves. 9
? Wm. Halm A Go8 5
V Reliable Shoe Houses,
T 9S0 and "OS SEVENTH STREET,
9 1914 and 1916 PA. AVE., y
S 231 PA AVE. & E.
Rev. Myron Heed in the rittsburg Leader:
The Summer before Jay Gould died ho bad a
party of friends out our way, and among
other things he treated them to a ride to the
top of Pike's Peak. Sir. Gould, nov er robust,
did not feel that ho could stand the trip to tho
top of tho mountain, so ho remained at Mani
tou. Tho hours dragged wearily along, and
the millionaire became very lonesome.
Ho was pointed out to all strangers, and fcy
noon almost every man, woman and child in
the town had taken a squint at him. Ac
customed, no doubt, as he was to this thing.
ho paid littlo heed to it, but about 2 or 3
o'clock in the afternoon ho grew verv lone
some, lie approached several people, but
they seemed afraid of him. At any rate they
did not collide with him, and at list ho gnv o
np in sheer despair and wandered down to
the depot, where his beautiful train of cars
was located. Tho agent saw him coming and
made himself scarce.
By and by an old Scotch miner camo out of
the foothills and, reaching tho depot, sat
down on a truck to rest. This seemed provi
dential for the amasser of immenso fortune,
and ho sauntered up to the mountaineer and
saluted him pleasantly. For two hours tho
men sat on the truck and talked, Mr. Gould,
In a diplomatic way, drawing out the miner's
It wasn't much of a story. Tho Scotchman
had been for a dozen years trying to stnko
it rich so he could go back to his native land
and marry tho lassie of his choice, but fortune
had not come his way. Ho was almost dis
heartened, and told Mr. Gould, with tears in
his eyes, that ho never expected to carry out
his matrimonial intentions.
I have no doubt the pathetic story touched
Mr. Gould, for bo wrote a check for 55,000
and gave it to the miner. The man's sur
prise at the unheard-of proceedings was no
mora than his astonishment to ascertain to
whom ho was indebted for the splendid gift.
When Mr. Gould told mo about tho affair
come weeks liter he afd:
"Of course the poor fellow's yam made mo
feel sad. but I think tho relief 1 found in tho
visit had something to do with that check."
VI atehmen in the Bureau.
To the Editor of The Times:
The present administration ij certainly on Us
mission of reform with a vengeance The watch
men employed in the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing wore last week notified that on and
after Airillof thisyearthclrwages would bo cut
down from $820 to 6720 per year. tt hy tho poor
est paid men In the government employ
should bo singled out f or such purpose it Is hard to
Imagine. An old employoof the government, who
at one timo filled the position as watchman in
thobureau, states that during Chief McCarthy s
time wo were given $2 45 per day,
and allowo dliino nnd half timo for Sun
days and double lime for holidays.
Afterwards wo were cut down toJjiSOper day
e and no extra pay for Sundays, iluell. McPher
son, Irish, Iinrrell, Graves, and icredith served
as-chiefs and still tho wages remained the same
with the exception of Graves taking off $1 25 per
year and having the pay JS20 per annum. Even
during Mr Meredith s time, I am told the watch
was allowed alternate Sundays off. Since this
administration took hold that even was disal
lowed, and now J100 Is taken from them. Tho
Inconsistency of this arrangement is shown
when tho Treasury building watch are allowed
SO days leave and 30 days additional sick leave,
while no sick lcavo iis allowed to bureau em
ployes. In the bureau the watch are always engaged,
as visitors cannot wander through that building
as In the other departments, and each nnd
everv emDlove must have thlr tu,u,
amlned, also must be marked for their tardi
ness The watchmen In the other departments
can sit andread, but no such timo is granted in
tho Bureau of Engraving nnd Printing. But the
question in my mind is. Does not Congress grant
appropriations as asked by the Secretary of tho
Treasury? and if so, how can such amount bo
taken from them, or what is done with If Al
together it seems Inconsistent that tho hardest
worked force should bo the lrrst to havothcir
email salary reduced.
Congress should pass a law allowing the
watchmenln all departments tho same silary.
In some buildings they nre given $1,000 per an
num and in others S'KX), but now Treasury
watchmen get tho Insignificant sum of S720, and
remember that this same watch is composed
only of honorably discharged Union soldiers of
me laie war, ana not even protected by civil
tor our administration.
jfci-eruiuuy uoes not speaR well
Income and Honor.
Top. how are they going to collect tho in
come tax when it goes into force?
They nre going to leavo it to everbody's
Pep, will everybody that has an income
Yes, Bobby, but in inverse ratio. Tho
bigger tho income, tho less honor thes
Will have Life.
The Wisdom of Balzac.
All persons esteem those who scorn them.
Man. be ho mediocre enough, can arrive at
Woman lives by sentiment where man lives
"As you pleaso" is the wife's first word of
Talent, like the gout, sometimes skips two
Mediocrity wages incessant warfare against
Thero nre few moral wounds that solitude
does not cure.
A hobby Is the medium between a passion
and a monomania.
Money matters can always be sottlod, but
feelings are pitiless.
A man is strong when ho admits to himself
his own weaknesses.
There is nothing liko tho exerdso ot power
w iciiuuu J UU JKJUUC9.
ib ne uave feioveo. soma. i
HAS A HARD ROAD TO TRAYEL
Bin Efforts to Be Made to Defeat
Hon. W. L. Wilson for Kc-elcction.
OLD FRIENDS ARE AGAINST HIM
By Fatting Coal on the Free list He Has
Alienated Powerful Interests Bepubli
cans Have Hopes Politics in West Vir
ginia Pretty Well Stared Up.
BrEClAI.TO TOE TIMES.
Wheeling, W. Ya., April 7. In no stato In
the Union will the coming fall campaign be of
greater interest than in West Virginia, and in
at least one of her congressional districts the
struggle will attract national attention, ow
ing to tho effort that will bo mado to defeat
for ro-eloction Itepresontatlve William L. Wil
son, the chairman of tho Ways and Means
Committee. This contest will bo of more
than ordinary Interest because of tho fact that
Republicans havo predicted that Mr. Wilson's
own stato will never indorso tho tariff bill
which bears bis name, and that gentleman
and his associates, with equal confidence,
havo claimed that bis constituents will tri
umphantly vindicate him.
The peculiarity of tho situation in Mr. Wil
son's district is that it Is a lirgo producer of
raw materials which the Houso tariff bill
placed upon the free list, and tho prosperity
of its people, as indeed of tho people of tho
entire stato of West Virginia, depends wholly
upon those industries which would be most
directly affected by tho measuro which the
Ways and Means chairman reported to tho
House. Ivor is this nlL In tho majority of
cases the men who havo their fortunes in
vented in tho coal nnd lumber Industries aro
Democrats and hao heretofore been among
tho Second district Congressman's staunchest
Among tho most prominent is ex-Senator
nenry G. Da is, who, during tho tariff hear
ings by tho Wnjs and Means Committee, ap
peared with Governor Mcfjorklo to protot
against free coal, and in tho course of his
argument declared that tho abolition of tho
coal duty would ruin tho industry in West
lrginia. Another is tho present Democratic
United States Senator, J. X. Camden, who
owns tho largest mines in tho district, is
largely interested in tho lumber business in
tho state, and who Iibored to have coal
placed on tho dutiable list in tho Senate bill.
Many other leading Democrats aro inter
ested in the coal and lumber indu-tnes, nnd
with "scarcely an exception they havo ex
pressed their'hostility to Mr. tt ilson's return
to Congress, while, nffected by tho depression
in the coal business and the reduction of
wages, many miners who hao heretofore
voted the Democratic ticket havo been shaken
in their faith. This is a true statement of tho
Democratic disaffection as it ovists to-diy,
but Mr. Wilson's friends uro conlldcnt that it
will die out, and that even should tho coal
operators continue their opposition tho
mnes of the ppoplo aro with him and will
Indorso his tariff reform theories at tho polls,
as tboy have heretofore.
It is'believ ed that tho Democrats who dis
agree with Mr. tt ilon on the tariff will con
lino themselves to an effort to defeat his re
nomination, and that after he is successful in
tho convention they will fall into Hue. Should
tho condition of Mr. Wilson's health force
him to decline a renomlnatlon his mantle
will fall on the shoulders of ex-Governor A.
B. rieming or Hon. Wood Dailcy. Tho
former is himself an extensive coal operator
and his nomination would be acceptable to
tho protection element. 3Ir. Dailey is a bril
liant orator and a young man of extraordinary
ability In other respects, and would surely
mako his mark in Congress.
Tho present dissatisfaction In tho coil nnd
lumber regions with Mr. Wilson inspires tho
Itepubllcans with a substantial hopo that they
will bo able to defeat him. They even go fur
ther and siy that they can defeat nny Demo
crat. They have reason to feel encouraged,
for the district, even in the best of times, has
never been regarded as safely Democratic.
Tho first time Mr. tt ilson was elected, in 18S2,
ho only had a majority of eleven votes, and
throo times since a change of from one to two
hundred votes would hao defeated him.
It is said that Mr. Wilson will have the ac
tive assistance of President Cleveland himself,
and will not want for money and speakers in
his effort to secure, a vindication from his
people. On the other hand, tho national Re
publican organization will sparo no effort to
defeat tho author of the Wilson bill. The
moral effect of such a feat on the rest of tho
country would be very great, as it would con
firm tho predictions mado by tho Republican
leaders in Congress, that Mr. Wilson's stato
would not indorse him.
West Virginia is fourth in list of coal pro
ducing states, and contains 10,000 square
miles of undeveloped bituminous coal territory;
it ! second in the production of coke, and
contains tho greatest hard-wood forests in
the United States. It i3 al-o peculiarly
adopted to becomo a great wool-growing
It may thus bo seen that a raro oppor
tunity is afforded to tet in a distinctly raw
material producing state tho effect of the
tt ilson bill and the Democratic free raw ma-,
Tho Republicans have not decided upon a
mm to run against Mr. Wilson. Among
those upon whom a strong pre-suro is being
brought to bear are ex-feccre'ary of War
btephen B. Elklns and ex-Commi-sioner of
Internal Revenue John W. Mason. Both
gentlemen have, up to tho present time, dis
couraged the uso of their names in this con
nection. It is known that Mr. Elklns prefers to de
vote his efforts to the choice of a Republican
legislature, with a view to succeeding Mr.
Camden in tho United States Semtc. Mr.
Camden, who can probably match Mr. Elklns
dollar for dollar in a boodle campaign, is
himself a candldato for re-election, and tho
fight to carry tho legislature will be a veritable
battle of dollars.
It will not be surprising If this contest be
tween tho two millionaires for a seat in tho
Senate complicates to a great degreo tho eon-gres-Ional
campaigns in tho vnrious districts,
Mr. Camden, besides bavins to flight Mr. El
klns as the Republican aspirant for control of
tho legislature, has a factional contest on his
hands within his own partv.
Hon. Joseph Chilton, tho friend and law
pirtnerof tho lato Senator Keuna, is a can
didate against Camden, and tho campaign Is
already warm. W ith the Democracy thus di
vided, and tho fact that the Domoeratic ma
jqnty in the legislature Is small, the prospects
for a Republican United States Senator from
West Virginia are not altogether hopeless.
Congressmen Tendlcton, of tho Uhoellng
district; Capehart, of the Parkersburg dis
trict, and Alderson, of the Charleston dis
trict, aro all candidates for renomlnatiou, and
will doubtless have littlo difficulty in obtain
ing the prizes. Their re-election is another
matter. IlOir far tho lllSSnlisflMInn nmm.i-
Mlsappointed office-seekers and protection
xfuiuucuLs inn aue'ct ineir campaigns re
mains to be seen. All of them represent coal
nnd lumber districts, and one of them, Mr.
Pendleton, has among his constituents tho
iron, steel, pottery, and glass men of Wheel
ing, who are, of course, not in loowIth tho
Mr. Pendleton has been heretofore elected
by small majorities, nnd represents the dis
trict which had prcuously elected Gen. Goff
(Republican) by largo majorities.
Elections in West Virginia alwavs hivo a
local interest to Washington on account of its
nearness to the capital city. Espoeially Is
thistruoofJIr. Wilson's district, which ex
tends from Jefferson count, in which is
located Harper's Terry, at tho eastern ex
tremity of the state, to within ono county of
tho Ohio river, the western border, and is
traveled through its entire length by tho Bal
timore and Ohio railroad.
Pretty Lamp Shades.
A lamp shade, more easily made and more
simple in Its make-up, is produced by tho
transformation of a Japanese parasol. This
feat of skilled workmanship is accomplished
by removing tho handlo and all tho sticks.
This must be done very carefully, so as not to
tear the paper. It is then placed on a round
of wire top and bottom, tho hole at the top
having been Inclosed a trifle. This may be
decorated in an way that may suggest itself
to the maker. The paper shades used so
much recently for luncheons and dinners are
going out of tt le. btill there are some very
elaborate range in price from 28 to filGor 817.
Lay Sermon for
Mr. Webster gives us two distinct and sepa
rate definitions of tho word lay: "Pertaining
to the laity or peoplo, as distinct from tho
clergy or clerical;" second, "Nob educated
or cultivated, ignorant," neithor of which
seems to exactly fit tho situation, as many
of the thoughts here Introduced will bo ex
tracts from tho discourses and writings of the
preacher, and from other sources that can
hardly bo called "ignorant" or ''uncul
tivated." The lay preacher has an evident advantage
over his brother of tho robo aud the pulpit.
He can select a godd thought whenever he
finds It, without stopping to inquire into its
podigreo or measuring it carefully to see If
it will fit tho crystallized thought of any yes
terday of doctrine. Again, his audience is a
changing one. Ho can say that which rises
within him demanding utterance, unmindful
of the pronounced opinions and prejudices
of tho "best pews" and a contingent diminu
tion of the yearly subscription list or in the
amount of tho Sundny dole.
Mr. Ingcrsoll had a mission as lay preacher
many years ago. An early aphorism of his
mado him famous. '-Wo havo been taught
that an honest man is the noblest work of
God, but I tell you that an honest God is tho
noblest work of man." Liko many another
current aphorism there is truth or falsehood
in this; it depends upon tho interpretation.
As tho Unseen and Eternal can only tako
form in the Imagination or image-making
power of tho mind, the ability to construct a
semblance of actual being out of tho material
thoughts, about tho neces3ityfor such a being,
it follows that the qualities or attributes of
tho result would correspond to tho condition
of tho mental or character concepts of tho
image-builder; and, therefore, when man had
so far advanced In tbo scalo of being as to
clotho his image of God In the garment of
honesty, tho maker of the image had arrived
at tho point where ho at least puts honesty as
This doubtless took form in tho mind of
this lay preacher; this son of Calvanlstlo teach
ing, in a natural rebellion in his own heart
against tho God of tho Jew, interpreted by
Calvin and his followers the God of jealousy
and anger, tho God who is at war with other
gods, tho God that can create, but for tho pur
poses of punishment. This was only an evi
dence of his own evolution, and the courago
to speak out tho truth that was In him. At
that timo ho would havo been willing to gho
his reasons why in detail, but ho has never
had time. Ho then and there made the fatal
discovery that skillful phrase-making paid
better than labored argument, and n phase
maker ne nas remained.
Tho public is still eager to hear him clotho
tho rudest, most commonplaco conclusions
with a filmy gauzo of sentlmentalism or
tbo coarser fun of the horse market. Ho sets
up an imago of his own befora'an expectant
and sympathetic audence, for tho npplauso
which inevitably follows its easy demolition.
"Ho has studied the Xew Testament and ana
It would rather seem from what follows that
h's analysis consisted In passing the magnet
of his own character nnd purposo over It,
bringing away such fragments and conclu
sions as camo to It by tho law of afllnlt. "So
founder of any religion ever said let him who
bath brains to think, think." A more careful
"analj sis" would havo discovered that It Is
with this very "thinker" that tho whole of tho
mission of Jesus has to do. "As a man
thlnketh in his heart so is he." Ho talks
freely and sentimentally about loo and paints
word-pictures to wring applause, laughter,
and tears from his audience, but In tho
Byronlc interpretation tho humanized form
of the purely animal intlnct.
If he Is so fond of analysis, ho might find
tho definition Paul gie of loo: "Thati3
not puffed up, nor provoked: that thlnketh no
evil, that vaunteth not itself, that surtereth
long and is kind; that envieth not; that seek
ethnother own; that neer faileth." Also
tho "analysis" of the complicated form of
Mosaic law ho is so fond of ridiculing "Lovo
is tho fulfilling of the law" and further that
such love is Impossible in tho heart of selfish
ness. When Jesns, this '"founder of a reli
gion," told tho Oung man to "sell all he had
and give to the poor," this '.'founder" was
only pointing tho lunuirer's thoucht to tho
stronghold of hi3 selfishness, "for ho hud
great possessions." The fact Is that Cal
vinistic th-ology should havo died and been
decently buned under the advent of tho helio
centrio theory of Copernicus, which it ante
dated. Mr. Ingersoll's equipment is quito out of
date. He takes down his old flintlock mus
ket, slings on his powder horn, comes over
to Washington on a Sunday, when tho law
office is shut np, to bag a thousand dollars
worth of game to carry biek to his home,
then to make sacrifice to tho only god ho has
been able to find in his life pilgrimage. His
creed is an old one and capable of great sim
plification: "Let us cat, drink nnd bo merry:"
"Let us weir good clothes." Ho omits tho
closing truism of tho origiual, "for to-morrow
we die." as too self-evident to warrant stage
repetition. If the only god he has diso ereil
is self, ho carries with him abundant phvsienl
evidences of his consistency. His ralstafllan
altar of worship is rapidly enlarging its bor
ders. The religion of to-day thankfully accepts
tho lay preaching of Darwin, of Spencer, of
Tyndal and Huxley, and of all ardent workers
in the study of the eternal law as externalized
in whit is called matter, for on the rock of
eternal truth must rest the ark of deliverance.
The aspirations of tho soul mut bo builded
uj on tho solid foundations of truth nnd rea
son, and if for tbousanJs the chief corner
stone bo this same truth as it was lhedln
Jesus tbo X.izarene, it is beeauso they hivo
como to see It so; have come to find It an ab
solute necessity to the culmination of eharac
ter,the pence and rest of theirown souls. Mr.
Ingersoll s so-called lectures ire rather paving
performances, monologues where ho has" the
whole stage to himself, and dresses his part
in the feathers and regimentals ot the bygone
century of thought. He preaches the gospel
of tho "Eternal No" in strident puerilities, as
feeblo as thoso which supported Cahamstlc
theology or the Ptolemaic astronomy.
nad this human nature of ours been a more
simple structure the Xew Testament would
nover bao been, and the warring discussions
In regard to it would have been devoid of in
terest. W hy should so many peoplo who ought to
think flock to hear a platform reiteration of
tho "Eternal No?" Is it not in Itself tho
strongest evidence of tho cxistenco of tho
"Eternal Yes" in every human soul It is the
war, more or less fleree, waged In every In
dividual consciousness between tho ideal and
tho actual, the temporary drug adminis-
icrcu to mo lunuamentai question of conscious
being. Whence? Why.-1 W'hither? Wh
should ono bo anxious to bo com inced of
bankruptcy when ho has neither monov nor
W h should all men ask tho ono question
unless tho "Eternal Yes" were prompting tho
inquiry, is Ho alono is tho final answer, all
intermediary conclusions being only tempo
rary halting places on tbo way to tho knowl
edge of the only one, true causo of being.
Tho simplo condition of uncertainty, of
willingness to.know tho truth and abide by It,
is well expressed by McDonald in thopraer
ho puts in tho mouth of ono of his pnmithe
characters, "O God, if tliou bo a God, havo
mercy upon my soul, if I have a souL"
If money, clothes, nbundant food nnd drink,
friends, relatives, applause, and good diges
tion are entirely satisfying to un soul, it
would be fair to assume that averyim-'
mature and diminutive soul were resident
in a large and fully equipped temple.
But rncaso all these satisfactory attributes
ot tho god of self should disappear? Then
I find itself still resident in this temple, all
the gaudily attired attendants gone, and Jn
their place want, hunger, friendlessnesstho
windows and doors gone, the fire of self-satisfaction
gone out for want of fuel! What
then? All the I there ever was is still there.
The thinker abides without any of these
things. Mr. Ingersoll makes tho prime at
tributes of his God. It will not do. Fight
dogmatism and churchlsm and priestly
rule if you see the evil of them, but you, Mr.
Ingersoll, are only a larger boy in the dark,
whistlinc to keen your own eonrnpe nn. Ynn
have discovered an ability to whistle bo un
usual as to draw crowds of other benighted
wanderers about you.
II the "Eternal No" is "the be-all and end-
all," why should any personally satisfied ne
gation pay money to bear Mr. Ingersoll sing
the old refrain? The price of a permit would
buy much beer and many bam sandwiches
with which to make sacrifices, not only for
yourself, but you could havo tbo pleasure of
co-worshlpers who perchanoo have not the
Wherewith to purchase.
Tho fact is that Jesus was tho great
preacher against form, ceremony, and pre
conceived dogma, but His whole life, all His
words, were to bring the presence of God to
the every-day consciousness of men. The re
ligion of to-day is the tearing down of the
dogmatio structures that UIs would-be fol
lowers havo bulldcd out of their own miscon
structions of His teaching, but it is to bring
God nearer to humanity, not to put Him out
In the all-wise ordering of things from time
to timo tho iconoclast has been an effective
Instrument in tho destruction of dogmatio
formalism that threatened the cntlre'obscura-
tlon of the true religion of the inner lite;
Rabelais, Voltaire, Home, Paine, Ingersoll
all greatly endowed men and all equally
unaware that they were as much the Instru
ments in an eternal purposo as the sunshine
and the rain. It is necessary that falso and
idolatrous altars should be thrown down, let
it be by force, by argument,or ridicule. What
man has bnilded out of his own assumptions
man will destroy Truth alono abides. This
necessary work in tbo world evolution bo
comes tragic when this Instrument for tho
destruction of altars bullded to false gods
succeeds In destroying that altar dedicated
to tho truo God bullded within his own soul.
Tho idealism that finds its limit in tho grati
fication of tho senses and in that knowledgo
thnt is but the accumulation of crumbs that
hao fallen to U3 from the thoughts of other
minds, and in a systematlo helping of others,
or rather the permission granted to others to
enjoy a like fruition, though it bad for Its
advocates all tho wit and oratory In the
world, would fail to satisfy the longings of
one soul In whom the great Inquiry has been
But enough of negation. Let us seo what
tho "wild waves," over surging in tho vast
ocean of world consciousness, aro saying to
or through tho believers in the,,EtTnnl Yea."
Religion is ono, because God is ono and
Thirty years before tho birth of Voltaire a
lay brother among the barefooted Carmelites
condensed his creeds, all his complexity of
human conception, lntoonocxpresslon: "The
presoncoof God." Ho labored for fifty years
to reallzo only ono of tho thirty-nlno as
sumptions about God that for 1,000 years
havo constituted, with slight variation, tho
governing formula ot His so-called visible
church. His simple letters have survived and
havo been printed in many languages, irre
spective of form or creed. He believed nnd
lived in tho daily practice of his belief that
tbo Creator of world and man was still in and
about tho work of his own hands, and that all
Ho had made was holy. The trend of re
ligious thought of to-day is a return to the
simplo faith of Brother Lawrence, making all
the scientific discoveries, all the material pro
gress of the mten ening centuries, but auxili
aries then to. the standing ground for a
firmer faith and loftier aspiration.
Tho pulpit is beginning to preach the relig
ion of individualism as the prime factor in a
possible socialism of peace and trood will
among men. Thlrt years ago Emerson said
ev ery man takes care that bis neighbor Bhall
not cheat him. But a day comes when he be
gins to care that ho do not cheat his neighbor.
Then all goes well. W hat a day dawns when
wo havo taken to heart the doctrine of faith!
To prefer as a better investment, being, to do
ing, being, to seeming; character, to perform
ance. And havo como to know that justice
will be done us; and if our genius is slow, the
term will be long.
Ono of the noblest specimens of manhood
this country and this civilization has pro
duced; who filled his temple, his Episcopalian
pulpit, his bishopric, to overflowing, and who
was called to leave temple and blshoprio
while in the full plenitude ot his matured
powers, left this behind him (Phillips
Brooks-) "Tho universal blunder of this
world is In thinking thnt there are certain
persons put into the world to govern and cer
tain others to obey. Everybody is in this
world to govern and everybody to obey.
There aro no benefactors nnd no beneUcInries
In distinct classes. Every man Is at onco
both benefactor and beneficiary. Every good
deed you do v ou ought to thank v our fellow-
man lor giving jou the opportunity to do,
and they ought to thank you for doing It.
Man began In barbarism, which Is disintegra
tion. He develops into organized society,
and finally comes into feudalism, which ac
cepted tho power of one man over another
1'eudaliem had its vague shadow of duty
nnd mutual .service, but It soon gave place to
tho epoch of individualism, to the splendid
era of personal liberty, wnich has been the
great thought worked out in these last cen
turies. Now men are coming to see
that beond and above individualism
there Is something higher mutualism.
Sometimes it is called socialism, some
times communism, applying to this or
that plan for attaining the end, tho name of
the underlying principle sought. Don't you
seo that In th.s mutualism the world becomes
an entirely different thing? Men's dreams
are after tho perfect world of mutualism;
men's follies may anticipate it. Slen will
think of it in tho midst of the deepest sub
jection to tho false conditions In which they
are living now, and this life, where service Is
tho universal law, is but tho coming in of the
life of Goil upon man, the coming into tho in
lets of our lifo of tho great ocean-life that lies
Great souls think like thoughts though In
different tongues and taught under totally
different environment. Fifty years earlier
than this Mnzzini, tho Italian patriot, gavo
utterance to this "W'orkingmen! Wo live In
an epoch similar to that of Christ. We livo
in tho midst of a society as corrupt as that
of the Roman empire, feeling in our inner
most souls the need of reanimating and trans
forming It, and of uniting all its various
members in ono s)le faith, beneath one solo
law, in ono sole aim tho free and progres
sive development of all tho faculties of which
God Las given tho germ to his creatures.
We seek the kingdom of God on earth as It is
in henven, or, rather, that earth may becomo a
j reparation for heaven, and society an en
deavor nrter the progressive realization of the
dlvinoide.i. But Christ's over act wa3 tho
v isiblo representation of tbo faith ho preached ;
and around him stood apostles who incar
nated in their actions tho faith they had ac
cepted. Bo you such and you will con
Another divine whose name stands high on
tho honor roll of the church, Frederick W.
Robertson: "The sacraments aro honored
when they consecrato all tho things and all
tho acts of life. The commonest of all ma
terials was sanctified to us in order to vindi
cates tho sacredness of all materialism in pro
test against tho false spiritualism which nf-
lects to uespisotno body and the world, whoso
impression is made upon the senses, and in
order to declare that visible world God's and
the organ of its manifestation. Tho simplest
of all acts is sacramental, in order to vindi
cate God's claim to all acts and to proclaim
our common lifo sacred, in protest against
tho conception which cleaves so obstinately
to tho mind that religion is tho performance
of certain .acts, not necessarily of moral Im
port, on certain days and In certain places."
Tho Brahmin says no form of religion is
truth, but one of tho ways to truth.
A lato writer declares: "Tho Sermon on the
Mount is the science of society. It is a treat
ise on political economy ; it is a system of
justice. It consists of the natural laws which
proceed from tho heart of God, and operate
in tho creation and redemption of iho world;
In the evolution of man and tho progressive
development of society. The business ot tho
state is to adopt this social and political con
stitution of Jesus as the spirit and life and
justlcoof tho peoplo. and bring ov cry activ
ity into subjection to Its authority. It
Is not the mission of the state.to pro
tect property as a thing in itself.
Tho stato is the organization of tho life of
man in unity with the lifo of God; its concern
Is .with human beings." Again: "If the
church that accepts Christ's name refuses to
boar his cross of social redemption it will
justify the statement that it is not a Christian
institution, and God will regenerate civiliza
tion without the church. One of Mazzinl's
declarations can bo made to the Church in re
lation to tho sacred crisis: Neutrality, that is
to say, indifference between good and evil,
the just and the unjust, liberty and oppression,
is simply atheism.
"Salvation is not a change ot worlds, but
a change ot the moral basts ot life; a change
ot the moral properties oat of whioh ono
builds characters. All notions about salva
tion as keeping out of one place and netting
into another are unsciipturai, irreligious,
So it would seem there is a vast debatable
ground between the position of our friend
Ingersoll, which seems to be that of a well
bred and well ted colt, in rich pasturage on a
June day, and thnt austere formalism, that
sublimation of selfishness, which sequesters
its body or career, from contact with the
world tor the sole purpose of saving Itself.
Well, be tbo ideal what it may, so long as
man clings to it be Is traveling toward it,
whether It bo sensualism or the selfishness of
a perfected socialism. To be ono of any
brotherhood one must have the heart pt a
The Vow of
Written for The Times.
It was tho most uncanny storyl ever heard.
I had gone to Fascagoula, on the Gulf coast
of MlssissppI, for the purpose of being pres
ent at a press convention. While thero I met
X, a companion of my younger years, and
he suggested a stroll down the beach. It was
a Juno day of song and sunflre, bloom and
balm a day of matchless loveliness and
miracle, life, and light.
Wo went our way past fine old villas sur
rounded by verdant lawns, in which magnolias
tossed their flowing frond, and sheaves of
lilies lifted high their cups, and radiant roses
flung their fragrance forth On we went,
whilo larks rained down their songs upon tbo
scene, and blue waves broke in flash and
foam upon the shining sands.
Suddenly, at a trend of the highway, we
saw a young man sitting on tbo fallen trunk
of a peenn tree, wltn his gazo fixed upon
Ship Island, that lifted its glad wood3 over
tho waves In tho dim, magnetic distance.
His profile was the handsomest I have ever
seen; his dress conformed with the latest
fashion of tbo day.
Hearing our footsteps, he turned his eyes
upon us, and we starteAbaek In terror. His
0es! Green as the emerald that St. Emul
phus cursed, et glowing with a flame that
seemed to burn its way into the very core of
"Don'tl" he cried, rising and U'tine his
hand in protest; "don't shrink from me as if
I were a leper! O, don't!" And he sank
back upon the trunk of the pecan tree with a
low, quick moan of unutterable pathos.
"Mad!" I whispered to X. "We must
'No, no! I am not mad!" interjected the
strnnger, lifting his eyes to ours again. "I
did not hear you speak, but I can read your
thoughts, and I tell OU tho best alienists In
both hemispheres pronounce me sane. Will
you listen to my story?"
We seated ourselves on either side, and he
"I was born In Cuba twenty-five years ago
of Italian parents, and my name is Fabio
Signalgo. My father and mother died when
I was an Infant and my uncle brought me to
this country the same year. He died the day
I graduated at Harvard, and I found mself
the heir of great wealth. Liking New
Orleans, I mado that city my home. Ono
day three years ngo I sauntered carelessly
Into my hotel, the St. Charles. Hearing
music In tho parlor as I passed to my room,
I paused at tho open door. A young lady
was seated at tbo piano singing and draw
ing divine strains from the keys. Beside her
stood a oung man of elegant bearing, who
looked as if entranced by the song or the
"suddenly tho young lady lifted her head,
and, looking in the large mirror over tbo
f ilano, saw the reflection of my face as I stood
n the doorway at her back. Uttering a cry
of rage, pathos, and despair, she turned, cave
mo a glance of bell-horror, and fell fainting
in the arms of her companion.
"I fled to my room half crazed by what I
had seen. That face! Her face! Where hod
I seen it before? When? Under what cir
cumstances? I racked my memory for an an
swer, but none came, though I felt in every
atom of my soul and sense that somewhere
and some time that woman and I had met.
"The day wore on and I still sat In my
room, bewildered by the mystery of it alL
The last dull rays of sundown were sifting
over the housetops and spires ot the city when
a rap came at my door.
" 'Come!' I called.
"A bell-boy entered and handed me a note.
Opening It I read:
" 'Na Carovdelet street
"We have met before. We must meet again
at once. Call at the above address at 7 p. m.
" 'Isou Sr. C vr.'
" 'Was this this the young lady who had
mystified mo that afternoon?' I queried to
mself. 'If so. I know her not, or certainly
I know her not unless she has assumed a
name I never heard before.
"Taking my hat I left the room and bent
my steps In the direction of Carondelct street.
I was soon in front of the address indicated
by the note. It was a grand old hou-e, set
back from the street In a green old garden.
"Ringing the doorbell, I was ushered in by
an old man-servant, who led mo into a spa
cious and stately reception room. Before I
could send up my card the portierre rarted
and I found myself face to face with the
oung woman I hud seen at the St. Charles.
" 'Heaven! how beautiful she is,' I thought.
Her face was of the perfect type that is only
found in the far Orient. Her dusky features
were relieved by a dah of red in her cheeks
and illumined by large electric ees, that
seized npon ono's very soul and held it by a
subtlo i barm. Her hair swept in dark wavy
masses 'round her magnificent shoulders.
Her lissome figure was replete with grace in
every curvc, movement and suggestion.
" "so. Paul Bayard, you have come,' she
said in steely tones, not unblent with an un
" M name Is not Paul Bavard. You have
made a mistake, and '
" 'No. it i3 not Paul Bavard now. but what
was it in the timo when Ctiarleniagno wa3 tho
master star and spirit of France?'
"I was smitten with an unearthly fear as
sh" spoke not fear of her, but of myoelf.
"What mean you?' I cried.
"iTbis, Paul Baard, we met in that old
day. long centuries ago met at tho castle of
my father, on tho banks of the Seine. I was
Madeline L'Berge then. 3Iy father was th3
Chevalier L'Bergo my mother was tho
daughter of an Egyptian prince, and' "
"I began to remember. She was speakina
tho devilish truth!
" 'And,' she went on. 'vou wooed mo. you
won my love and then betra ed my trust. You
left our babo and me and my father turned
mo from the roof thnt knew its first disgrace.
Through cold and hunger and agonies with
out a namo 1 sought to find vou, but I found
you not. One night In a hovel where I had
been driven by the rain, my child our child
died from lack of food, and over its dead
body I vowed revenge, and that vow, regis
tered centuries ago, can be fulfilled at last
hatha' at last! Listen. I hive lived and
died and lived and died again since that far
hour; havo been a princess and a peasant;
have known all the joys, griefs, loves, hales,
victories, nnd defeats that many reincarna
tions can bring to man or woman; but I never
forgot my vow of vengeance! Never! and its
fulfillment shall begin now begin this very
'She reeled; sho fell back into the. chair
from which she had risen; then, staggering
to her feet again, she came toward mo and
caught mo by tbo throat. As I sought to freo
myself a thin stream of blood oozed from be
tween her lips, and the next moment sho lay
rigid in death at my feet But a drop of her
accurseu mooa unppea mere, -pointing to
the back of bis right hand, "and there it re
mains, burn, burn, burning liko a spark ot
hell-flre. Oh. God!" and ho tore at his hand
with teeth and fingers tore at it till tbo flesh
hung down to his wnst in bloody strips.
"Calm yourself, sir; it is all imagination,"
'Nay! It is not! Since the night I met
Isola bt. Cyrhervowof vengeance has been
fulfilling itself through the medium of that
drop of blood. It has driven mo out of
society. It has caused me to be shunned by
all my kind. It has mado me a wanderer on
tho face of the earth. It never leaves me
not for tho flight of a flying moment. Sleep
ing or waking, it rankles there like the point
of a fiery dagger.
"I would havo my hand amputated, but I
know and feel that there is no relief in that
direction, for it Is the soul of the member that
brings this torment upon me and not its flesh,
and oven if its flesh were gone its soul would
stay to goad me still.
Farewell, good gentlemen!" and without
another word bo left us there. We watched
him as he went until he vanished in the dim
reach of the highway. Then X- turned to me
and said: "The poor fellow isn't crazy. He
is simply obsessed by the spirit of some dead
woman whom he one day wronged."
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A FISH THAT FISHES. '
The rishing Frog and How It Secures Its
From the Toledo Blade.
"Would you think, Tommy, that a fish
would bo cruel enough to fish tor other
"Why not. mother; he has got to make a
"But why does he not catch worms and
bugs and snails and live on seaweeds, Instead
of patching little fishes?"
"How does he catch them, mother, and
what is bis name? I never heard ot such a
"One thing at a time. There are many
things, Tommy, that ou know now that you
did not know a year ago. It is a very silly
thing to say. as man v girls and boys do, when
they are told anything, '1 never heard of
that before!' T by should they have heard of
It? If they don't Inquire and "read and uso
their eyes how are they to learn anything
they did not learn before."
"Yes, mother, but do not many fish catch
and devour other fish?"
"es, Tommy, but this fish that I was about
to toll ou of is a fisherman, and does not
chase fishes, but catches them as vou do."
"What, does he go with a flabpble and an
angleworm to fish.'"
"Pretty nearly! He is called the Lophlus
or fishing frog, or by some the frog fish.
It is a seafleb, which is shaped like a bull
head, or catfish, and sometimes grows to the
length of two feet, but its head is more than
half tho length of the fish. Its broad mo Jth
Is armed with sharp, curved teeth, and it
catches its food In a very curious way. It
will settle down at the bottom of the sea,
where the water is shallow, and lie in wait
with its mouth open.
"On tho front of its head are antenna;, or
'horns.' I supf ose you would call them, being
long, flexible spikes, shaped like a whip,
which end in a silvery ornament like the
cracker on the whip. Then, as he lies there,
almost invisible In the mud, he sees with his
half-shut eyes, a small ikh comes playing
along. like a boy going to school and looking
In the windows to And goodies."
"Mamma, does he co to a school of Ashes'"
"Tommy, you must listen; when the little
fish sees this silvery bait dangling in tne
water he thinks it must bo something good
to eat, and says to him-elf, 'O here is a
chance to get my dinner cheaplv. So he
plays about it awhile, as the Lophius or
'loafer.' as we had better call him. watches
the little fellow through half-shut eyes. Then
the little fish rushes at tho bait and tries to
swallow it, when frog fish jumps forward and
catches the little fiSh in his big mouth and
devours him, while tho mud stir-od up at the
bottom spreads in a yellow cloud through
the water and luces the murder."
The School BUI.
To the Editor of Tue Times
I havo been surprised that no one seems to
have given any attention to Senate bill 1717, to
authorize the appointment of three women on
the board of school trustees, rhit is all right as
far as tt goes but what is wanted Is the bill that
pased tho benate in lsS7, and which provided
for a board of three in each of the eight school
division, one of whom In each division should
bo a Oman, a board of twenty-four In alL Thnt
bill was prepared by tho citizens' committee of
ono hundred, and was indorsed by Justice Carter
and a large number of prominent eitlzensc The
Idea was to have enough members on the board
and 80 distributed that they could give personal
attention to the matter, visit the schools, and
see how they were conducted, look after the
school buildings, their condition and surround
ings, aB a school board ouirht to, as Is dono else
where, and w as done here formerly
I would make the number even larger, and I
would not object at all to having tho majority
composed of uoraen, especially as the majority
of the scholars are girls and 731 out of the 845
teachers are females. Here aro over 40 000
pupils, occupying ninetv-three schoolhouses,
scattered over the seventy-four square miles of
the District, and n board of nine trustees! lfow
much time or attention can or do they devoto to
me scnoois, epeciauy as several oi tnem are In
tho Government service, and. of course, cannot
visit the schools during school hours? I venture
the assertion that, as a rule, they seldom. If
ever, visit the schools, except on the closing
days. They simply meet once a month, at even
ing, and pass upon the matters submitted to
them by the superintendent, who, in effect, runs
Now I am not saying a word against the indi
viduals composing the board, some of whom I
know feel a deep interest in the schools, but I
do objeat strenuously to the preent plan, which
renders it impossib'e for tho members to glvo
their personal attention to the schools. I need
not refer to the means by which this reduction
of the board tiom nineteen, when we had but
half as many schools, to nine with the present
number, was brought about, nor to tho means
by which the passage of this bill of 1887 was de
feated in tbo House. Those of our citizens who
have taken an Interest in our schools under
stand thoso matters fully.
In Berlin, the national capital ot the German
Empire, and whoro tho schools are confessedly
among tho best in tho world, they havo a school
board composed of near 1,300 persons, of whom a
committee ofJlO, of whom sixty-four aro ladies,
have the supervision of the schools. It would be
a vast Improvement if wo had sach or a similar
plan here. W. C. DODGE.
JUST SAID IN FUN.
French way of complimenting tho old lady:
"Ah, madam, OU grow every day to look
more Uko your daughter." Tit-Bits-.
"I am troubled with insomnia. I lie awake
at night, hour after hour, thinking about my
Friend "Why don't you get up and read
portions ot it." Brooklyn Life.
Judge "Was there any particular mark by
which you could identify the dog which you
say this man stole?"
Sam Johnsing "Yes, yer honor, he had a
red spot on his nose jess like de one on yer
Mother "To think that my little Ethel
should have spoken so impertinently to papa
to-day at dinnerl She never hears me talk
that way to him!"
Ethel(stoutly) "Wcllyou choosedhim,and
I did'nt." Brooklyn Lifo.
"One of them literary fellers" has written a
sea-story in which "a rakish little single
masted schooner" figures. The author ought
to come to the coast ot Maine and try a clam
diet for a while before writing further on nau
tical affairs. Belfast Journal.
The Naomttes will havo work at the next meet
ing. The grand lodge meets tho third Wednesday
Beacon Lodge, No. 15, will work the Initiatory
aegreo to-morrow evening.
,IlienX9itrolge,So.SO,Tiia hav the first
aegreo at Its next meeting.
Federal Lodge, No. SO. had the initiatory de
gree on Y, ednesday evening.
i vienS ?,e K"' !,'- ' wUl 'or he degree
of friendship on Tuesday evening.
flt0S1r,!?nSl?Lodi',' Ko conferred lift,
nrst degree on ednesday evening.
Jfagenenn Encamptment conferred the patri
archal degreo on last Friday ovenlngT
Fred D. Stnart Encampment will confer the
golden rule degreo next f neadey evening.
Salem Lodge, No. 22, worked tho third degree
on Thursday evonlng and received one appUci-
Goldenliule Lodge conferred the tnlrd degree
on ednesday evening In their usual excellent
Langdon Lodge, No. SS, Is making active prep
arations for the visitation of the grand officers
on 31ay 8.
Takoma Lodge conferred the degreo of
"brotherly love" upon two candidates last Thurs
Much interest Is being manifested In the com
ing seventy-fifth anniversary celebration, which
ocenrs April 26.
What is known as tho American branch of
Odd Fellowship gained 60,000 In membership the
laBt sovereign grand lodgo year.
Takoma Lodgo, No. Si, will visit Metropolis
Lodge, a 16, in a body next Friday evenings
An Interesting occasion Is expected.
At the regular meeting of Metropolis Lodge,
Na 16, on Friday evening, ten candidates wero
Initiated and ono application received.
Union Lodge, No 11, and the Bundle of Sticks
will be represented br a float in the parade to
take place on the afternoon of Thursday, April
Central Lodge, No 1, has invited the Rebekah
Degree lodges to attend its meeting on April 13,
the occasion ot the visitation of the grand
Past grands should not forget the visitation of
the grand lodge of this District to the grand
lodge of lrginia next ednesday evening. Let
The Takoma Dramatic Club will give a musi
cal and literary entertainment at Moses' Hall,
Brightwood, on April 27, for the benefit of Ta
Union Lod? e. No. 11. conferred the fnitiatorr
degree upon two candidates last Monday even
ing, and will exemplify the degree of friendship
Takoma Lodge, No 24, now regularly meets in
the hall at Brightwood on Thursday evenings,
having vacated the ballot Metropolis, Na 16,
couple of weeks ago
Canton Potomac and Grand Canton have been
invited to attend the meeting of Central Lodge
on h riday evening, Apail 13, In the auditorium of
the Seventh street hall.
A very good picture of Past Grands Adolphus
and illiam F. Gude adorns a recent issue of
Progress. The biographical sketches are de
Harmony Lodge, Na 9, accompanied by Salem
Lodge, :o 22, will visit Potomac Lodge at Alex
andria, to witness the manner of conferring the
degree work by the Alexandrians.
A special meeting of Metropolis Lodge, Na 16,
will be held on Tuesday evening, the 10th Inst.,
for the purpose of initiating some candidates
who were unable to bo present on Friday even
ing. At the anniversary celebration April 20 Salem
Lodge will wear its own distinctive badge. Har
mony Lodge will have a parade on Capitol Hill
previous to the regular parade on April 26, and
fralem has promised to accompany them.
Union Lodge, Na 11, will meet at 7 o'clock to
morrow evening and after the exemplification
of the first degree will adjourn and pay a visit
to Harmony Lodge, o 9, the occasion being the
semi-annual grand visitation to Harmony Lodge.
The attendance at Naomi Lodge, Na 1 (D K.),
last Monday eveulng was very large, over a hun
dred being present The Kebekah Degree was
conferred upon several candidates, and about
fifteen applications for membership were re
ceived. Monday evening the grand officers visited Ex
celsior Lxxlge. a 17, and spent a very pleasant
evening, as the lodge had organized a good pro
gramme. Grand ltepresentative J. G. McGutre
accompanied the grand officers on this occasion
and made an address.
Fred D Stuart Encampment, No 7, paid a fra
ternal visit to Langdon Lodge. No 2S, on last
Tuesday evening. The flrst degree was con
ferred in a very creditable manner, after which
several addresses were made by the visitors,
followed by a "smoker."
The name of P. O. M. Crawsbaw having been
frequently mentioned with the office of Grand
ltepresentative, the election for which takes
place In July next, he wishes to correct the im
pression by stating that he Is not a candidate
and has not been for the said place.
The editor of this column desires to return
thanks to those who enable him to furnish an
epitome of what is going on In tho order. Con
spicuous among them should be named Past
Grand Master U. Clay Hazard, Grand Conductor
J. H. Davison, and Past Grand C. F. Trotter.
The officers of the grand lodge paid the semi
annual grand visitation to Excelsior Lodge,
17, on last Monday evening. The attendance
was large and an enjoyable season of recita
tions and speeches was had. A feature of the
meeting was a stereoptlcon lecture by Grand
The next session of the sovereign grand lodge
will be held at Chattanooca in Sentember next
The grand representatives from this Jurisdiction
are. A. fctler. tt P. Allan, and Joseph Bur
roughs. An invitation will be extended that
body to hold its next meeting in this city, which,
it Is believed, will be accepted.
ledcral City Lodge, Na 20, has gone to con
siderable expense In fitting up Its lodge room la
artistic style, and a marked improvement in
tho presentation of the degree work is apparent
In consequence thereof. This lodge, which has
two excellent degreo teams is now engaged In
the consolidation of the same fhto a caste, in
which fifty of its members will participate An
orchestra lit string and brass instruments is be
ing organized for the enlargement of the degree
work, and already five performers have been
secured from amon? its talented members.
There will also be a grand promenade concert
commencing at tj SO p m. at Convention hall, fol
lowed by dancing at 9 15 These exercises will
be In charge of Brother tt". Ellis Clapp, with a
corps of seventy able assistants During the In
termissions the floor will be occupied by fancy
dancers. The tickets for the evening entertain
ment have been fixed at 50 cents each, ad
mitting a gentleman and two ladies, with no ex
tra charge for hat-box privileges. Ample ac
commodations will be arranged for those not
desiring to danca
The coming week will be a busy season among
the fratcrnit in Alexandria, the grand lodge of
lrginia convening In said city. To-morrow even
ing there will be a reception to the grand lodge
ot said state in the opera housa The address of
welcome will be delivered by the mayor of Alex
andria, and responded to by Grand Master T. 2.
Kendler, of Richmond. A large delegation will
be present from the District. On Tuesday even
ing the grand lodge will witness an exemplifica
tion of the degree work by Potomac Lodge. On
tt ednesday the grand lodgo of Virginia will
convene in annual session.
On the same evening. Wednesday, there will
be a pecial communication of the grand lodge
of the District of Columbia in beventh street
hall, at 7 o clock sharp, for the purpose of paying
a fraternal visit to the grand lodge of lrginia
on that evening. Our grand lodge will form
under direction of the grand marshal and move
to the B. nnd P. depot, taking the 7 45 train for
Alexandria. All past grands in good standing
are requested to attend, with badges such as
worn at the Capitol centennial parade. These
will bo on hand for members not in possession of
them. A good social time is anticipated.
Tho grand vlsltat'on to Central Lodge. Na 1,
occurs on I riday evening, April 13. FredD.
Stuart Encampment, Na 7, will be present on
that occasion, beveral lodges are also expected
to attend In a body. The lodge room being
deemed Inadequate to accommodato the visitors,
the large auditorium of the Seventh street Odd
Fellows hall has been secured. A fine musical
and literary programme has been prepared for
the entertainment of the visitors. Senator
Allen, of Nebraska, will make the address of
the evening. Invitations have been sent to all
tho Odd Fellows in the Jurisdiction. The publlo
Is also cordially Invited. Exercises will begin at
8 o'clock. An unusually pleasant time is antici
pated. Tho committee appointed to make arrange
ments for tho proper celebration of the seventy
fifth nnnlversary of the introduction of the
order Into America hold an Important meeting
In Seventh street hall last tt'ednesday evening
and outlined a programme for the 26th Inst.
The parade will assemble at 1 o'clock, and move ,
at 2 p. m. sharp from Peaco monument, Penn
sylvania avenue nnd First street, to the White
House, via Pennsylvania avenue, where It wilt
be reviewed by the President; thence by way of
Now lork avenue to Convention hall, where
suitable cxerc!ee will be held, consisting of ad
dresses by Senator Martin, of Kansas; second
Comptroller C. IL Mansur, Bev. Thomas C.
Easton, and others. Interspersed with solos and
music by tho Moody choir and United States
Marino band. The exercises will last from 3 to
5 o'clock p m., and will be in charge of Grand
Master ttood. The hall will be beautifully
decorated for the occasion.
Setting a Precedent.
"Papa," said tho Fiji Island maiden, as she
laid down her paper, 'I have Just read that
ballroom dresses aro dally becoming more
and more decollete. What does that mean?"
"It means, my child," replied hex grizzled
warrior father, as a flush of pride struggled
with the Paclflo tan on his brow "it means
tbat, uncivilized as they call us. we are not
beyond establishing a precedent." Lite,
Trees Useful in War.
Hiss Gush Oh, colonel, just look at thosa
magnificent elms. I am sure you love trees.
CoL Blank Dearly, Miss Gush. I learned
to love them during the war. Life,
t c- t- !, vvS-jr.