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THE ART OF FHOTOGRAPHY.
Wm. C. TRESIZE
Mill coiillniiea to accommodate tho publiu with
whli h ennnnt be anrpa-nod anywhere.
!T ll Ims peilected arrun;einf n wnnrony
any one mm lid ccnniinnitcil witli llio rwiC'l (Jl
ail hiIm1.hhi und liidiu ink Work.
nOJlS,l: J.t'.MtHif's Hut: din;,
North Center Strort.over rtonne'e Paddler Simp.
8. 0. 8 AY RES,
OVKR WOOD A rOSD'3 I.AW OFFICE,
Invlteathe attention of nil whowlah to obtain
that will Ive entire nilli.f.irtion. My roollo In
"To awv KUtlafuctlon "f mi dnrun "
nnl 6 YURI.
t 1SOOT ANZ felJOE MEXUEftU
Al liia i'M otund,
A!jo!ri!r.fr tko C'enlrKl EIouio.
fob 8 5ir.o.
CENTIiR ST., Mar Steamboat mirf
M. KEICALF, Pi'cp'r II. 1IETCALF, tTk.
Sir Tbe abere h-mae l' rommnHmn, with jned
BlAIII.IMl connected. cliuiti will be
liiu'lu to tupply Wn wants of tfw.'iti.
CJIXTL'li ST., Near SUamboat TVharf
m co:tnklsvillt5, oiijo,
n. ri.(.rTi'Kii, - - - - Ero?j:tior.
TIiIh ?i"e h.m Just henti rofamiKhrd ird flttod
tip In lliti lot Hi l, and evoiy tlli.i t will Lo inuJo
to a-.'coinniftiiatt; tnu Inn eliug puliltu.
[From the Pittsburg Commercial.]
[From the Pittsburg Commercial.] The National Capitol--Shocking
Disclosures of the Habits of
Public Men—The Secrets of
Committee Rooms-Ladies of
the Lobby-Their Influence
and Modes of Operation--Sad
State of Demoralization.
: That thero vns nn immense amount
of quiet corruption hidden awny in tho
great Capitol building ftt "Washington,
niont porle, who knew any thine of
tho morhl ntmoBphero of thnt locality,
vrould have no difficulty in be'.iovin;;.
Proofs of tho fact, convincing to tho
ordinary mind, though not tangible
enough to warrant a direct nccunation,
wcro plentiful nu blackberries ; Inttlio
details of 17 and where, nnd in what
way, this baser part of legislntivo bu
siness was carried on, have never been
mnoh moro than hintod fit. A corres
pondent of the JJoston Tost, however,
in a recent lettor, revonis many sg-
crots of tho prison house; in point of
fuot tella talos out of school .with n
reckless disregard of consoquonccstbat
must be exceedingly painful to the
feelings ot tho galloi jade3 on whom
tho stiae of his lash descends, If half
of what ho intimates be truo, it was
high timo indeed for the formation of
a Congressional Tomperaneo Loague,
and wo would iu truest thnt that organ
ization, which is intended to romst tho
Devil, whisky, bo supplemented by an
other of defense airainst tho flesh wo-''
man. These two 'besotting tempta
tions of oar Lejgiblative rcprenouU
ti ves have no doubt boon making sad
havoo with the habits and consciences
of all who have yielded to their fasoi
nations, and tho intercuts f constitu
ents aud the country have neoeitsarily
had to iiuffer.
Wo subjoin tho letter referred to, in
fall: " ' ' ' " " -
CLOSE OF THE SESSION.
I have invariably notiood, sya thin
correspondent, (luring very near a1
qtinrtcr of a century's observation of
the Oapitol, that tho last fow weeks 'of
a Congressional session aro sure to be
more or leas profligately ppent by
member goherally, but with decided
preponderance to the lower bourn. 1J
am prepared to say that tho final days
of the Thjrty-ninth Congress nro no
exception to this mcvitablo result, nnd
it is a matter of no mall colieiliulo for
mo to know whero tho Congressional
orgies will end, and if the sitting of tho
Fortieth Congress is to trnnspiro with
such prompt itudo on tho Hh of March
that a representative glafs need only
pause halfway to tnnblo the ro-electud
member to nnswor "aye," to the now
roll-call. The impollinj rnuso oftheso
Congrcssionnl excesses is in tho feeling
that pervades at least one-half tho
members of tho House nnd Senate that
Congress is a bor', and ft recess tho
only oasis to bo looked forward to in
tho wholo desert term. Ifj-ou.haro
ever noted tho proceedings of cither
body from tho galleries, it must havo
boon patent thnt a more uninterested
congregation of men, as a body, could
scarcely be found, and what is irksome
during several months of tho session,
becomes intolerably n boro as tho de
bates drngon to a compulsory conclu
Thus it is, thntnearing that relenso,
it is natural enough that thcrs should
bo a general striking of hands among
nil tho follows of tho "Ilonorablo"
Marap, and a decided prodilectiou to
celebrate tho good timo coming with a
jolly round or hon-nobbm; in Bqme
ono of tho magnificent apnrtntents
bounding the chamber in which they
are held prisoners. Committee rooms
to partiesliko these, aro nt onco a snare
and a rotrcat. The firsl, because all
sharp, insinuating clerks to Congress
ional committees intuitively under'
stand that without A dmtj hn of whis
ky lurking behind tho water-cooler.
their rcspoetivo tcnuro of office would
not be worth a riv.'h, however moral a
committee, anil despite the fuel thi't
Sunday evnin;f tempernneo meyt'n
are now the order of reform in bolS
wings of tha Capitol.
COMMITTEE ROOM MYSTERIES.
' And then, too, tho oop.imittee rooms
shutout tho tedium of reconstruction
hnrrangue, and tho most impassioned
call for tho "previous qnlion" is ef-
fet-tnally deadened within their mass
ive walla. Large, lofty and exquisite
ly appointed apartments, till of them;
r.lill as tho grave, and looking ont up
on tho most lovely of Washington
views, as from a fortress, so deep and
soiui aro tlio embrasures 01 the win
dows. Hero is perfect tranquility and
mitrvolous luxury tkirting everj' cor
ridor that inclose3tho l'oprosentativc
Chamber, and so it comes that oft in
the noisy sweep and tear of debate,
select cotorie, made up in part of blase
old fellows, who havo been in and out
of Congress sinco they and tho report
ers can remember, with a sprinkling of
new-comers, disappointed that tho
maiden rpuvoheit which they had mem
orized from the beginning of the term
down to no few days ago, whon they
woro left oif, did not invoke tho silont
and cuthusiastio admiration of tho
llouso these, with an infusion of that
ubiquitous element known as Con
gressienal jobbers', will retire to the
chastening influonoea of committee
rooms. It may bo only a game of po-
kor, a round of drinks from tho afore
said demijohn, or a delicious little
lunch from Sanderson's refectory bo
low stairs. Eut in all candor, it is moro
likely to bo Uo jolliest of revels, from
which, liko Lazarus issuing from tho
tomb, staud forth from time to timo
certain attendants enveloped in wind
ing-phects of nankin, and redolent of
the viands they havo spread within.
Lot the laugh bo tho loudest, or tho
chorus Buflioient to awnko the echoes
not a sound i audible to the outer
world, though it applied an ear to the
key-hole. -Tho great poliwhed oubosof
variegr.tod marbles that wall up tho
festive throng within, and wall out tho
sight-seers thnt are constantly troop
in" through the cofnder in innocent
unconsciousness that champagne and
Congressmen are giving way to a suc
cession of explosions at their elbows
are deaf to the boisterous jests of the
hour, giving no sound or allowing
augrit to escape.
OTHER RETREATS AND WHO HAUNT THEM.
In the rcsr of the Representative
Chamber, and behind tho dosk occu
pied by the Speaker, making it appear,
from tho ratuv.il foreo of circumstanc
es, as if Jlr. Colfax had modestly de
termined to spnro his blushes by turn-
ng his buck upon tho wholo scono,
skirts a long narrow strip of wall, car-
petcting and ceiling, baviug at either
end swinging doors of green baize,
guarded by two hatohet-faeed gentle
men from tho fur West. Tho rruard.
however, is merely nominal, provided
you havo tho 'cheek' sufiicientto thrust
aside the green bui.o nfTuir, and stride
munfully within. This department I
havo ulwavs regarded as tho Hepro
sentntivfl Chamber of tho "3rd House,"
or, in other words, where nil those lit
tlo jobs nro incubated which, at the
Iant moment of Congressional appro
priations, pop into obscuro clauses, and
finally pop into full fledged prizes of
the lobby. Here is always a crowd. A
Bucceion of green baizo- doors, tho
tipper half of glass, liko tlio portal to
tlio bun-shop of our boyhood days,
give an ingress to tho Keprescntative
Chamber, of which you may not avail
yourself, and a sizht and method of
pantomime with thoso inside, on which
you may operate as much as it pleases
you. From tho general nspoct of
things, it is manifest that there is a
standing Committeo of Conferenco at
all times in session botween tho two
Houses No. 2 nnd "No. 3."
I!ut after all, this is a very tame af
fair to what is going forward in a dozcu
different apartments, in juxtaposition
with this, and still further to tho
rear of tha scene upon which Fpenker
Colfax f.tids it politic to turn his back.
These aro sumptuous rooms nccessiblo
to members only, and ladies who con
fer with them, nnd representing during
the greater portion of each day, the
nppearanco of an impromptu fet'cc, nt
which n dozen or moro of Congressmen
may bo seen playing the host at one
time, and chatting with a ncoro or two
fftko bnghUft Mid luont Klnkuigrpoo
imens of tho r.rK divine. As a rul?,lho
fctuid Mid elderly occupants of rcpro
sontativo desks havo little cull, I lind,
to any one of these ravishing pre
cincts. Nor do mombors escorting
hoir wive and daughters through tho
labiybthino luagnificenoo of the Capi
tol lend tliein straightway to this'most
beautiful nnd gorgeous of the suites bl
Congressional apartment, and I mar
vel iiot. Men who havo grown gray
in polilieal service, or sent hero to end
a lifo of public work amid tho dignity
of statesmanlike surroundings, are not
tho ones to bo whoedlud by woman's
smile, or pledged to equivocal legisla
tion that questioDablo gains may follow,
bocauso bright eyes ate bent upon
their own deficient orbs, and delicious
perfumes wo flung ns from a censorby
the tender, bejewoled casket boforo
them. Not bo tho young, tho jaunty,
tho hrksomo JI. C. from a Stato and
contit.tuency remote from tho Capitol.
LADIES OF THE LOBBY.
They moot hero thoso nameless wo
mon ofiv namoless ton, congregating
from no one knows where, and going
during tho recesses of Congress no ono
knows whither, yet always in foreo and
power when legislation is going on.
They aro ntonco the handsomest, most
romarkod, scandalized and iuscrutablo
of their sex, appearing upon tho evane
scent surface of socioty in Washington.
Generally to bo found at tho principle
hotels and invariably occupying tho
royal chamber of tho inn, il it has ono
to boast of, they thero wen vo tho mesh
es which enthrall tho unwary gentle
mon from tho western borders, mean
while holding fast to tho "honorable"
Lotharios from parts moro contiguous.
Most oftheso female lobyUta are wo
mon of rare culturo, extraordinary
gifts, and murvolous tact. Bound and
round thoir taper fingers aro wound
the heart-strings of tho unsophisticat
ed delegate from an unknown Territo
ry, fcnd the member from the very
rural distrcts, while the solf-roliant,
vos'e'l and diplomatio Representee
from tho metropolitan regions, basks
in tho preaonco of tho daubing crea
tures, just to lot thorn know that he
there, aud if made available, roust
Ptopitiatod. To seo how all thoso ele
ments are continuously worked upon
and rendered as plastio to tho will and
echemos of each bcwitching'urniwenfe,
ns though a ro election deponds upon
the success nn l gratification of her
lightest whim, U raro fun to the eni
tiated, nnd sn';h ns ie enjoyable overy
day, if you do but saunter through
tho suites of tho retiring rooms in the
roar of tho Representative Chamber.
It is a vista of mngnifllccnt drapery
and fresco, rclicvod and shaded by tho
pruseneo of bevies of the most beauti
ful women of the "day. Charming frtc
i tries in alcoves, whereat an ecstatio
victim is t-till further disciplined to the
requirements of nn imporious chttrmer.
Howbeit, in other quarters, groups of
half a doen Congressmen aro congre-
guted, each tickled and tiltilatod by
tho sparkling bnndinago of tho femalo
lobbyist. In not a whit have I exag
gerated tho fascinations of an ascend
ancy over theso gentlemen of tho lower
House, gained by womon m hose de
signs nnd interests come to bo made
public sooner or later. Themselves
tho hired instruments of somo corpo
ration or individual interest, sometimes
tho recipient o( a regular stipend, but
more frequently made a sharer in the
spoils to bo tried for, they flit through
the brief days cf a Congressional ses
sion, viewod with suspicion, ostracised
by soeiety, yot npsd in dress and air
by half its leaders; and binding to
ihoir girdles tho wills and impulses of
members sufficient to hold an undoubt
ed balnnco of powor ovor tho fortunes
of tho measure to bo lobbied.
The Course of True Love—Sad
Results of a Picnic Introduction
Results of a Picnic Introduction--The Wiles of a Fair Deceiver.
[From the Detroit Union.]
Tor sorre timo past, every now and
then, tho columns of tho city papers
have contained accounts of tho rascali
ty ofsoiho man who has imposed upon
tho airoctions of a trusting woman, and
so far gained her confider.co as to base
ly bctraj her, and then leavo her for
tho world to point tho finger of scorn
tt, ar ono who had not principle e-
nor.gh to withstand a debasing temp-
tion. Hci etofore'tho betrayal of con
fidence and the lninction ot wrongs
havo all boon upon one side ; but a case
has rocently come to light which
proves that oven tho stronger box are
sometimes the victims of tho wenker,
and like them aro occasionally "taken
During the hottest part of last Au
gust a country picnic was projectad by
several of tho young people moving in
tho first circles of Detroit society, and
on a quiet Wednesday carried out.
Among those invitod was a young lady
who went by tho name of Nellio Sweet
nnd who bad lately come on from New
York in search, ns sho said, of aoino
trace o fa brother who had left boiXp
several years boforo, ivnd who, rumor
said, was killod on tho Michigan Con
tral road in tho beginning of last July.
Her quiot ways and extrcrao beauty
captivated the hcart3 of nil around her,
nnd boforo she had been in tho city a
woek, she was a favorito with all who
chanced to bo thrown in her company.
Among the picnic party was a certain
young man whose real name wo sup-
.fBuu exn nntrtunt. fit likkl fumilv. hut
whom we will call Henry. Liko Rn
others, ho was struck with tho groat
beauty of Nellie, and begged an intro
duction. It was givon, and the two
engaged in conversation. Honry be
coming moro and moro smitten every
hour. Arrivingatthe ground solected,
Honry had no oyes for any ona except
Nellie, tio soft nothings which goes so
tar iu a picnio party to puss the time
away ngreoally, but for her. Her
slightost wiiih was anticipated so far
as it could bo, and his attentions wero
not wanting in effect. Tho day pass
ed, as do all such days, too soon, and
approaching night warned the party
rthey must go homo. Side by side the
two sat, Nellie permitting Henry to
hold her hand, which bo elated his
spirits that be took no note of time,
and oro ho was awaro of it they were
at there journeys 'end. Henry could
not leave matters thus, nnd asked and
obtained permission to call upon her
the following evening. ' The evening
caino. and at an early hour Henry
knocked at tho door of the boarding
houao, and was admitted to the pres
ence of Nellie. Tune pasted pleasant
ly, and when proper rospeet for 'pro-
priety compelled him to withdraw, ho
was asked to repeat his visit, an invi
tation he was not slow in accepting.
Weeks passed, and Henry became the
acknowledged suitor for Nellie's hand.
In tho oarly part of December, he pro
posed nnd was accepted, and the day
for the wedding was sot fer the e4th of
the present month St. Valentine's
day, Everything went smoothly e
nough until the beginning of this
month, and Henry began to think that
in hia case at least, the adage "that the
course of truo lovo never did run
smooth," w.onld prove untrco. An -
vent was about to happen, however,'
which was lalculatid to dash all of
Henry's brightest hopes to the ground,
and cause him to never moro place de
pendence upon the smiles of woman,
On tho morning of tho 8th, and but a
wock beforo the happy oaromony was
to be performod that would make two ,
loving hoarts one, Henry visited his
nffiuncod nnd found herin tears. Tond-
erly ho inquired the why, premising to
remove the causo. After much coax
ing nnd persuading ho was informed
that sho had failed to hear from her
friends in New York, that she was in
debt to tho landlady quite a sum for
boafd, and thht sho had no money to
buy her wedding finery, and tho mar
riage would havo to bo put off until
sho could obtain money from her
friends. Henry would not listen to
such a proposition, and told hor that
ho would como that evening and brieg .
her enough money to remedy botl
evils. He was as good as his word, .
and placed in bcr hand a five hundred '
dollar bill, nt the same timo telling hor
that he was wealthy, and if ehe need-'
ed any moro to call upon him. Last
evening he concludod to epond the evo-
ning with bin boloved, nnd went to the
bonrding-houso for that purpose, bnt
Nellie was not thero. The landlady
said she had packod up her things on
tho morning of the Oth, nnd had taken ;
an oarly train, but where she went .
was a mystery. A note had I oen left'
on the wahstand in Nellie's room, ad-.
dressed to him, and which the laadlft-:
dy deliverod. Its contonts were brief,
but to the point: "Henry, you ars
groen. I have been paid very well for
the smiles I have given you, and with
your generous present of last evening :
I can now join my husband in Califor
nia. Giro my respects to that brothor
that was killed on the Contral Road, .
when you see him, aud oblige Nellie." r
It was a rudo awakening for Henry, ,
but the lesson will probably do him,
good. . .; '.. , .,. .
[Paris Correspondence (Feb. 8.) of the New York
Symptoms of Another Great Revolution
, Thore is a very unquiet splntabroad
iu Puns at this time a sort of trouble
in the air which eccms to weigh upon i
every ono. Thopubliocan not feel as. ;
surod that tho Emperor is sincore in:
his proposals of reform, and there is a
widespread ooaviction that if he is not
if tho lato imperial manifesto should
prove to be one of tho theatrical mys- .
tifioations so frequently indulged. In .
by Napoleon III, that a fearful crisis ie .
at hand. The Government rolies up-;
on the Great Exposition for keeping
1 tl'M'pl of Paris quiet until the time
shall arrive for a foreign war: but the
enormous riso in tho price of provis- .
ions of all kinds attondant upon tho;
great influx of strangers will bo rather
calculated to irritate than to appease -the
class which are the principal actors
in French revolutions. . Largo sums of.
money will be spent here, but they will
not find their way into the hands of.
the working people. Great adminjs
trations and great enterprises of all !
sorts will coin money, but the workiag:
classes and men occupying offices at
small salaries will lind themselves,
worse oil than ever. The price of
brnad has been increased three times -sinoo
the month of October, and tho
Faubourg St. Antoiue is even now be
ginning to olamor, .Yesterday morn-,
ing, at nn early hour, tho police ofthat,
quarter found placarils, which 1 had
been postod on the walls in the night,
containing theso words: "La.tete de I'
Empereur, on le pain a meilleur tnarche." ,
("Tho Emperor's bond, or cheaper,
broud.") Of courso theso seditious
demonstrations woro Boon pit out of
eight, but the evil spirit is roused andi
it will bo diffioult to lay it. Thisisone;
of tho evil effects of a parontal Gov-,
ernment like that of the Empire. If a
Government takes charge of a people,'
it is natural enough that the people
uhild insist upon being fed by it. . ;