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XOT A FA 111 SAMPLE.
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ment, intends to make very few apolo
gies. It will strive rather to nvoid all
necessity for apology. It is due to
Itself, however, to say that this num
ber of tho Sunday paper, being the first
to Issue from the bands of the present
publishers, is, for reasons which relate
to the unprepared mechanical depart
ment, much smaller than the Sunday
edition will ever be again. While
this number may commend it
self to Its readers as a more enter
taining Sunday morning visitor than
its immediate predecessor, the
Capital, was, it still falls very far
short of the- intentions of the pub
lishers. Next Sunday's edition will
moie clearly demonstrate what It is to
be in the future, To day's number Is
not a fair sample.
scjextjsts as law-makers.
The future is tho pursuit of science;
the present tho business of politics.
Science leads the mind awoy from af
loiis, Politics confines it within ma
ttiial bounds. The intellects presiding
over these two elements in human
j iocms disdain each other, while they
totild, with mutual advantage, direct
mkiobes and delude men on common
pounds. Might not conventions made
up in efjual parts of savants chosen by
their own societies and of politicians
ch (ted by the people, with judicial
pusldcnts taken from tho Supremo
1 cliches, pioduce nn amelioration of
Ever since tho French revolution law
yers have swayed tho tribunes and con
trolled the enfranchised nations. Why ?
Because they are the expounders of
law and should, therefore, in the inter
est of universal harmony, bo its au
thors? Not at all, for it Is they who
confound tho law after they ore made.
Uecause they are especially tired by
the loyu of human destiny? No. for
they are not, as a class, given to fretting
for tho fnturo.
It Is because their profession puts
them Into the habit of standing for In
dividual or local interests, of talking and
working for them, of learning to (lnd or
invent right or wrong to lit specious
pleading. Tho relation of lawyer and
client is become precisely tho relation
between legislator and locality. There
is tho best illustration of this In the
taiiff contest, one which affects tho
sum otnl of conditions In tho nation,
yet one in which every forensic toreador
tights as if tho amphltheatro wcro at
the side scene of his own election.
Cicero was not an oratorical lawyer
merely; n oral science amounted to an
occupation with him. Ills truest and
best advisor was the speculative Attlcus.
Tho judicial mind. which took actlvo
part in tho affairs of earlier republics
followed or moved In philosophic or
scientific schools. Wkllo combatting
for nnd against the passions of life thoy
rarely lost sight of its higher purposes.
They were not the molecules of a sys
tem whoso sun was a silver dollar.
They were not men whoso abilities wero
Muffed with straw, and whoso mental
digcitlon was cloyed with, corporation
axioms and provincial economics, N6r
Jo tho typo of the undents lost to cape-
riencc. Wchavelltm pro!ervl among
us, but powerless.
It Is not the dcslro to nlllrm that the
lawyer Is exceptionally wicked or un
usually weak, lie Is tho chief ofllciii
of public right, tho oomiiiauder of af
fairs and the policeman of society. The
journalist compared with him, for ox
ample, Is as tho parrot to tho eagle. At
It has been truly said of him, ho at lout
Of all men Is honest with one, for ho
never betrays his client. However, this
doubtful praise Is conceded to certain
persons who agree to violate tho
seventh commandment (St. .lames'
version) and tho common law. Nut,
whnt tho lawyer Is to tho client that
employs him, to the Interest that uny
elect him as a lawmaker, or to tho cor
poration that mny lilro him In politic W
not tho point, llo Is, by whatever do
sign, tho supremo agent In modern lo.r
Islatlon, and ho is going to bo largely
responsible to posterity for the errors
nnd follies of his time. To illmlnlili
these, and fr.imo democracy on ad
vanced lines, is a power within his
grasp. Ho should call upon sclcuco
to sit with htm, to devise
with hlin, to act with him.
Between tho people, to whom science Is
mystery, and tho scientist, to whom the
people Is mud-pie, tho political lawyer
Is the middle-mini. That Is to say,
of all tho classes of democracy, tho
legal ono has the largest and moit In
telligent representation in government.
It is wholly within the lullucnco of tho
legal profession to organl.o, and lead to
triumph in, a movement to equally til
vldo tho cares of Stalo between forces
which would combine tho business of
life with Ideas of eternity forces
which would neutralize tho Influence of
passion on legislation, nnd thereby in
sure happier conditions everywhere
by squaring their own, passions with
the scientific knowledge of cause and
effect. Civilisation has reached n point
whcrQ the great mttnls whoso life occu
pation Is tho search for universal truth
might, in taking part in the polemics for
the public good, have a beneficial cITcct
on those other great minds whoso en
thusiasm for truth no longer vcuturos
beyond the lines of partisanship.
i 'ox pop vl r, vox j) Mr.
Tho current number of "Black
wood's Jlnsazino" has a poem de
nouncing the theory of popular gov
ernment. The gist of the affair is iu
Wlicie do all great Ideas, all large ului,
All schemes that lift humanity, have blrtti?
In tku majority? Oh, no, my friend;
In the minute minority of one.
Did the majority stneo the world began
Ever originate one noble tlitug?
The woild has always been republi
can in tho ultimate. It has tolerated
kings to n ccitnin point, and after that
point was passed it has overthrown
them. I'erhnps It 1ms substituted other
kings, but they In turn have been sub
jected, In all great, llnal ways, to tho
irresistible force of popular judgment.
What is tho difference In principle,
whether a ruler is elected by force of
arms or by force of ballots?
The people rule. They govern
themselves. They arc might, and God
speaks through them as plainly as ho
does In the storm, tho avalanche, tho
earthquake, or in the quieter forces of
tho chancing seasons. Tho thing which
must rule that is, the exponent of
Gcd. Tho great idea is born In tho
mind of ono man. That Is true enough.
But should that man rule tho pcoplo In
every way because of it? What renders
an idea really great? Its reception,
not Us birth. What Is music with no
body to hear it? What is poetry with
nobody to read it? In tho ultimate tho
people rule. They always have ruled
and they always will rule.
The republic is not a creation of new
forces, but a recognition of old ones. It
Is the surrender to the natural. It is
the adjustment of humanity to Itself.
It is tho realism of government.
MP. PEED ASSPEAKEP.
This is an eminently business-like
Congress. Tho reason is found in
tho admiroblo executive qualities of
tho Hon. Thomas Buchanan Rood,
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives. The representative branch of
Congress is tho one which sets tho leg
islative pace, for the dignified Senate
accepts to its fullest extent the maxim
which advises us to make haste slowly.
Tho causes of this are threefold. First,
the House is the body under the Con
stitution charged with tho origination
of all revenue laws. Secondly, the
House is tho body which stands closer
to the people, being eleqtcd by a di
rect volo and at more frequent Inter
vals. Thirdly, tho IIouso Is the larger
body numerically and it Is, therefore,
more difficult for it to arrive at u deter
mination in regard to any glveu meas
inc. The latter reason makes it a body
moro difficult to govern than tho smaller
Senate. Tho speaker requires an ex
ecutive ability of n high order to rule
this sometimes turbulent body suc
cessfully. Tho Senate can dispense
with this quality In Its presiding olllcer
altogether, and yet get along very
Jlr. Bced has displayed executive
abilities of a high order. Indeed, they
do justice to his early training in the
Navy, and may, at times, even smack
of the arbitrary brusqueuess of tho
quarter-deck. He began his Conures
Monal career In tho Forty-fifth Con
giess, when Jlr. Itnndall wus Speaker.
Ho rose to leadership gradually. In
tho Forty-seventh Congress he shared
tho honors with Jlr. Illscock of Now
Yoik, now Senator, though, In some
respects, Jlr. Georgo JI. Hobeson of
fow Jersey, through his own au.'
dnclly and the favor of Speaker
Kclfcr, overshadowed tiicni both.
During tho throo succeeding Con
gresses, In which tho Democrats had n
constant majority and tho Chair was
occupied by Jlr. Carlisle, a very ablo
man nnd n skillful paillamcntariati,
though hardly to bo classed as nn ng
gicsslvo loader, Jlr. llecd developed loto
one of the keenest and most skillful of
minority loaders Congress has over
known. Ills strength did not lay Iu
his power as nn orator, for h seldom
made long speeches r set oratbms. Ills
strength lay In his faculty of uonJons
Inga column areumeutlntu a paragraph,
and that paragraph luminous with wit
and adorned with a sarcasm withy of
TiHtiim Burgess at his best. And thcli
ih innrvelloim quickness of Iho-mitii.
Ills readiness, Ids vast slows of Infor
mation on all kinds of subjects, his
constant aleitniiss, prepared otr tho in
stant to tnlto iidvanliigu of any weak
ness, however slight, in his opponent's
Notwithstanding Speaker Heed Is
popularly culled Tom Bend, ho is not u
magnetic man, not n hall follow well
met, not ono of "tho boys." IIo doos
not go about slapping his fcllow-mom-bi'is
on the back or wiilklng about with
them arm In arm. The prominence he
has gained Is duo to sheer forco of In
tellect. He has fought his way to tho
fiont by his gladiatorial skill in tho
rough-aud tumble deb.itesof tho House.
His natural ability, lolnforced by his
experience, has compelled recognition.
When ho was chosen Speaker thero
were other candidates personally more
popular than he. But his party associ
ates conferred the coveted honor upon
him because he had earned it In the
days when they wcro In tho minority.
Ills followers now feel toward him,
since the preliminary skirmishes
leading up to tho general en
gagement of yesterday, much in
General William Nelson's, "Bull"
Nelson's, volunteers felt towards him
after the great battle of Shtloli, Bo
fore that event the volunteers resented
the stem and arbitrary methods of their
commander who had coma to them
fresh from tho quarter-deck nnd had
Introduced among them the rigid dis
cipline of a ninu-of war. They hated
him and cursed hint with smothered
breath. But when they saw the old man
In battle, when they saw him
spur his Kentucky thoroughbred up
the steep slope at Pittsburg Landing,
scattering tho skulking stragglers right
and left to make way for his own men,
"men who would fight," he shouted
when they saw these things and wit
nessed the magnificent rage of the bat
tle which seized him and recognized
tho soldierly skill with which ho led
them, they fairly worshiped him and
wore ready to follow him to storm tho
very gates of the Lower World.
Tho Itepublionus aro feeling some
thing tho, same way toward Speaker
Bccd. They may have themselves felt
tho sting of his sarcasm and been tho
victims of the shafts of his wit, and
have felt resentful. That Is all lost In
the admiration his skill and courage In
the Chair has extorted from them,
and tho confidence these qualities havo
inspired. If he docs not misuse this
confidence, ho need never I030 the re
spect nnd admiration of his party
Mi:. Grantor. Auuustus S.vi.v, the onl
ncut English journalist, used to havo a
way of vautshlug whenever be had any im
portant pteco of work to do. Sometimes
tho newspaper which was lutondlug to pub
lish this work woulil find It necessary to
communicate with htm, and all hands
would start out in hansoms and on foot to
visit the resorts frequented by him. Mr.
Sala used to have that way. IIo is married
now, and his vanishing days ate over for
good and all.
Mi:. Joiin'L. SOM.ivaji watched Mr.
Teter Jackson spar iu Now York on Friday
evening last, and at the close of tho per
formance expressed the opinion' that before
long ho would "do" tho colored mau aud
brother iu about two rounds. How many
moons is it since Mr. Sullivan was swelling
around like a turkevcock and gobbling
fiercely that he didn't propose under any
consideration to fight with a "nigger!"
Perhaps the recent speech o Senator In
galls converted Mr. Sullivan to Republican
ism. Tim CRAMl'ION 1IARP-PI.AYBK of tile
world has been released from prison iu In
diana. It seems too bad to turn a man out
Into the cold world, but if prison reform
is going to bu accomplished In this country
we must be careful what kind of society
wo furnish for tho prisoners.
SiNcr. it has got out that the Chinese
have a custom of, -going about and paying
-all their debts on New Year's Day our
glorious country may become a unit in
favor of the strict enforcement of the Ex
The Chicago Xcki of January 29 says
tliat hostility to the Interstate Commerce
law has long been the "ralson d'etre" of a
certain Illinois Senator. Tho remainder of
the Xcus of that date Is printed Iu
A wanduiiino paragraph says that Zola's
story, "The Dream," Is to bo turned Into a
comic opera. Those who hive read the
story must cherish the opinion that the at
tempt will be far moro comical than the
The man who started the story that
John Sherman is going to support Mr. Jfc
Kinley for the next Presidential nomina
tion ought to utilize that Imagination of
his iu the legitimate field of spilug poetry.
OisTitiuT Attoiikey Fem.ows of New
York has dunked once moro In the boodle
cases. All District Attorney Fellows needs
to luako a pretty-good District Attorney Is
a new man In his place.
The C.au or Russia Is said to be a very
illiterate man, but when one stop to think
of tho sort of language they havo over tbere,
one is not suro hut this Is to the Czar's
Ik tiik Qiiant monument keeps on grow
Ine In the direction It has set out upon, It
will soon reach up to the centre of the
earth. It is now almost as tall as a well.
Sehiousi.v, now, how maiiy of you fel
lows who are writing brilliant paragraphs
about the Impossibility of understanding
llrowning have ever tried to read lilm?
Ir Chauncey M. Durnw and Thomas C.
Piatt should really contend for tho Senate
somebody would get left. And It wouldu't
be Thomas C. Piatt.
Ir a man wants an exciting game of
chance, let him deport his money In a Now
York bank to-day and guess what ho will
Si'EAKEK Ukcii sEEMS'to havo a happy
faculty of settling thlugs. Perhaps hu
could put an end to tile horrible struggle In
The Unrrio Is probably the only paper
In the United States to refrain from men
tioning this morning that this is ground
A rnorilET at Oakland, Cab, predict
that Chicago will he destroyed liiiltloof
eighty days. Wo shall wait as patiently as
IUiintm has lines giving lecture in
London for tho benefit of the Irish Inibii
trlul Union and llarnum,
What Pcsshylvania nehds Is a haw
bottom ono that will keep her totvut frjni
Senator Fahwki.i. conit'Sfrooi Ilifoo.s,
but he I uo sucker.
Tho list of gaieties for tho ptolsnt w.oelt
Is a very full one, exclusive of the .numer
ous brcakfnMs, luncheons mid dinners to ha
Mm. J. U. llrcekliirldsa :uvl MUs ltroek
inrldge will give a tea at 5 o'oloek.
Mrs. Ocorgo Whitfield Ilrown and Mils
Cuthbcrtnlll give a tea from to 7.
Representative and Mrs. Spilngo? will
give a tea.
Mrs. Thomas lllngden will give a tea at
Iter country place near Washington.
In tho evening Mrs. Mandovlllo Oarlhlo
will give a dancing parly to her daughter,
Miss Mildred Carlisle.
Sirs. W. U. .Moses will givo a reception
from 8 to 12 In her apartments at tho Nor-
Voorhcs will glvo n lea from 4 to 7.
In the evening Senator, nnd Mrs. Dolph
will glvo the second of their scries of dinner
D. P. Morgan will hold tho
first of a sctics of less for tho Stht 12th
and 10th instants.
Mrs. and Miss Rurdctte will glvo n tu.i
from 4 to 7.
Mrs. Uarrett and Miss Flint will give an
afternoon tea at their residence, 1421 Massa
Mrs. Mullan will glvo a luncheon.
The Misses Jlerrlck will give a tea from
4 to 7 at their residence, 1310 1, street.
MIpsSouIo will give nil afternoon tea, fol
lowed by a dance.
Mr. aud Jlrs. V. R. llrowne will givo an
evening reception from 8 to II, in honor of
General and Mrs. Black.
Iu tho evening President and Jlrs. Har
rison will glvo a dinner to the Supromo
Couit. This dinner was to havo been
given on Tuesday, but, owing to the ab
sence of the President nnd Supremo Court
iu New York on that occasion, the feast
was necessarily postponed.
Tho Thursday Assembly and German
Club will give the last of their series of
Jlr. and Mrs. C. JI. Matthews will givo n
tea from 4 to 7.
In the cveuluc Secretary aud Mrs. Tracy
will givo a dinner to tho Presldeut and Cabi
Mrs. Harrison will hold her last public
reception from 1) to 5 p. m.
Jlrs. Jtarccllus llalley will hold the first
of her scries of teas for Saturdays in Feb
ruary at her residence, 2001 It street.
Vice-President and Jlrs. Jforton will
give a dinner party.
THE SUllSCHIl'TION OEltMAN'.
Tho date of the subscription germau to
be given under tho auspices of Jlrs. McKoe.
Mrs. Russell Harrison, Jlrs. Richardson
Clover, Jtiss Porter, JIIps Stoughton, Mls
Jlyer and Miss Lowry has been changed
from tho 7th to the 10th Instant. The greater
number of favors forthe german, which
will bo limited to forty coupes, aro now
being prepared by Iho ladles In charge, and
It Is not unlikely that some of them will be
painted by Jlrs, Harrison, while oth'rs will
bo tho work of Mrs. Richardson Clover,
nho is a clever artist In oil and water
'run ritEMiiBNT's Titir.
President aud Jfrs. Harrison, accom
panied by Chief Justice aud .Mrs. Fuller
and the Assoclato Justices of tho Supremo
Court, wllh their wives, will leave to
morrow for New York, to attend tbo con-
(enulnl celebration of tho formation of the
Supremo Court. While iu Now York the
distinguished party will bo tho guests of
tho Now York Bar Association.
INTIlUniNG ON THE HKITISU MINISTER.
Tho announcement made several weeks
ago that Sir Julian aljd Lady Pauncefoto
would be at home every Saturday afternoon
has served to subject them to considerable
annoyance from the great crowd ot
ttrangcrs who bavo beslcced tbo Legation
each week. Tlieso receptions are not In
tended in any sense for tho general public,
but aro exclusively for tho personal trleuds
of Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefoto.
MHS. HIOOS' TEA.
Tho tea given by Jfrs. Frank RIggs on
Wednesday was among tho cnjoyablo ouos
ot tho week. Jfrs. RIggs received her
guests alone. In the tea-room Miss Susio
Lee and Jlrs. Caldcron Carlisle 6ervod tea
and chocolate. Among tho guests were
Jlrs. Newbold ot Boston, Mrs. Carrlo
Jlay Wright, Count Sala, Jlrs. Thomas
Wood, Jlrs. S'eaton Shioeder, Miss Sallle
Emory, Jfrs. William Hill, Jtrs. Charles
Mann, Jfrs. Charles Hill, Miss Coudlt
Smith aud Jlr. Arthur llrlqe.
ONE OF Tnn WEEK'S EVENTS.
Jlrs. Isaac Henderson and Jlrs. C.ir
baugh gave a handsome tea on Friday af
ternoon to their guests, Jliss Cottier of
England and Jlrs. JIcKay of New York.
Several musicians played throughout the
afternoon, which added to tho enjoyment
of tho occasion. The gown worn by the
hostess was of white ottoman silk, with
draperies of thread lace. Jlrs. Carbaugh'e
gown was of white embroidered mouselin
do sole; Jliss Cottier, black silk and
brocade, Jtrs. JIcKay, flame-color polut
d'esprlt garlanded with popples. Tho
other ladles of tho receiving party were
tri. Frost, In heliotrope brocade and volvet;
Jlrs. Fryc, a Paris gown of black lace; Mlfs
Edith Soule, blue tullo with corsagetrlm
mlnsrof forget-uic-nots; Miss Goiivouour,
bluosllk, and Jliss Hutchinson of Now
York, in old rose crepe de Chtuo with black
velvet trimmings. Tho guests lnclided
persons prominent In social and Army
MII8. l'AYNE'S LUNCHEON.
Jtrs. Seuator Payne gave a beautiful
Jmicbeon yesterday in honor of Jliss Hetty
Thompsonof New York, who was here last
winter as Jlrs. Whitney's gue6t. The table
was decorated all In pink, pink rosea for
favors and the tapers burned under pink
shades, Tho guests- wcro JUsses Fuller,
llarlau, Corkhlll, Jlay Shcimau, Condlt
Smith, Jlary Tajlor, Carter, Preston,.FIor-
enco Bayard, Jlay JtcCulloch, Voorheej,
Boarduian, Harris of Cleveland, Nelllo Bid
die, Ingalls and Pugsley. Jlrs. Payne Is a
great favorite with young ladles, and the
luncheon was one ot the daintiest of the
MltS. KENKCIir'S ItECEl'TlON.
Jlrs. Ulrlch Kennedy held a most de
lightful receptlou Friday ut 25 Lafayette
Square, tho last formal one of tho season,
serving to bring out her friends in full
force. She was assisted by her sisters, tho
Misses Kennedy, Miss llryau, Miss Dapray
and Jliss Harvey. Tho youug hostess is a
lovely blondo of delicate beauty, and the
pretty group uf girls formed u bright n
nvible harmonious and cheery for this oc
casion. Jliss Julia Keiiuedy Is a potlto
demi-hlonde, very captivating, and a
charming addition to tho cotcrlo ot
debutantes this season.
Ex-Senator James 0. Fulrhasjust erected
In Sau Frauclsco an elegant building, ou
tho corner of Sutter and Oetavla streets,
which will bo occupied as aschool for young
Indies by Jliss Lake. Tho edifice U de
scribed as ono of the most complete odu
rational institutions west uf tlr: R.jjU h.
Jliss Harriet JIcEwcu Klm,h.d! t vi.-ltui;
Mr. Theodore D. Wllsou at her residence,
1C31 Sixteenth street. Mis Kimball Is i
coutln of Ldmuud C. Stcdmau, and hersel
n t (Xtrss of more than usual merit. Tins
cnrnplcto poetical works of this glfiod
woman, iccently published, havo mot with
general commeiidalloii from tho pross.
Postmaitcr Gonvr.il and Mrs. Wanamakcr
have as tholr guests Mr. nnd Mrs. Harrison
Ilrown, Mrs, Rodney Wanamakcr, Jlr.
Morton Fox of Philadelphia and Miss Jlor
gan. Secretory nnd Mrs. Proctor hive vMtlug
them Jliss Mcadoof Roiton. The joiuiB
sou ol'tho Secretary of War has greatly im
proved in health during tho past few weeks,
and, In company with Jlrs. and Jliss Proc
lor, drives to Arlington eicry morning In
an open Carriage.
Kx-Iteprcscntatlve aud Jlrs. Henderson
will glvo a reception to tho Pan-Ainorlcans
.Monday, February JO.
.Mrs. and Jliss Walthall havo Issued cards
for a tea Tuesday, February 11.
The Bowling Club will glvo a largo the
atre party of fifty guests Saturday, tho 15th
Tho aunual hall at tho Country Club will
to given February 17,
Postmaster-Geucral aud Jtrs. Wanamakcr
will glvo their second card rccoptlon Feb
Mrs. Lclaud Stanford will give a tea oil
tho afternoon of Shrova Tuesdiy, Febru
Mr. Kenneth Kerr and .Mr, Hal Kerr,
now engnged In business In Salt Lake, aro
In tho city on u visit to their mother, at her
residence, on Twentieth street.
Jlr. Edwardcs of tho British Legation
lias recovered from a severe attack of grip.
Jliss Flora Hell ot Philadelphia Is tho
guest of .Mrs. Lowrte Bell.
Jlrs. De Ford Webb has issued cards for
Tuesdays iu February.
Jlrs. Georgo Boardman Haycock has Is
sued cards for Saturdays Iu February.
Jtrs. Joseph JtcCammon has Issued
cards for Fridays In February.
Jlrs. Bromwcll and 6lster, Jliss Cousta
blo, have issued cards for Wednesdays in
Jfrs. Wllllatu May Is at homo Thursdays
Tho JIIsscs Warren Brown .will receive
Mondays In Lent at tho Arlington. They
arc- actively Interested in organizing a
young ladles' whist club, the first meeting
of which will bo held at the Arlington Fob
iuary4. Mrs. and Jliss Mull.iu have Issued cards
to their friends for Informal receptions Sun
day evenings at 0 o'clock.
Justice and Jfrs. Blatchford entertained
at dinner on Wednesday Sir Julian aud
Lady Pauncefote, Baroudo Struve, Senator
and Mrs Stanford, ex-Senator nnd Jlrs.
Davie, Mr. and Mrs. Pellew, Jlrs. Hazcn
and Admiral Harmony.
JlliS Sidney Price of Wilmlugtou Is tho
guest of Lieutenant and Jtrs. T. B. M.
Jlr. and Jlrs. JIark Kerr are keeping
houre at 170S JI street.
Jlr. and Jlrs. Lansing returnet last week
from their honejinoou-trip South on Jlr.
llateman's yacht, and after a stay of sev
eral days with Jtr. and Mrs. John V. Fos
ter left for their future homo in Watertowo,
N. Y., whom Jlr. Lansing is engaged In
the practice of law.
Mis. Kllpatrick, widow of tho lato Gen
eral Kllpatrick, U. S. A , whose cngage
rocnt'to General Schofield was rumored
last week, is spending the winter at tho
Shoreham with her two daughters, tbo
younger of whom mado her debut this
season. Mrs- Kllpatrick, accompanied by
8enator McPhcrson, called on Secretary
Proctor a fortnight since and presented
him with tho large cavalry sabre woru by
General Kllpatrick during tho war. Senator
,McPherson, in his speech of presentation,
cave a brief l.htory of tho sword, together
with a eulogistic mention of the distin
guished olllcer to whom it belonged.
Jliss Wootoii, the pretty young grand
daughter of General aud Jlrs. Wright, jyho
has been their guest for several weeks, will
return to her homo to-morrow, to the re
gret of the many friends made during her
Jliss King of Now York left for her homo
Thursday, after a visit to Jtrs. Jlelvillo
Jliss Clarke, daughter of -Mrs. Henry
of Cleveland, an heiress of unusual beauty,
Is spending several weeks with jrrs. and
Jliss Ileintzclmau at their uew home, 037
Colonel Brigham of Ohio returned to his
home on Thursday, after a stay of several
weeks at the Ebbltt.
Jlr. and Jlrs. Georgo Washington Saltor,
accompanied by, Jfr. and Jlrs, A. O. Fan
ning of Now York, havo been spending the
week at tho Shoreham.
Jliss Josie Kelton has gone to Fortress
Monroe for several weeks.
Jliss Barnes of Now York is tho guest of
Jlrs. A. Cleveland Tyler, who gave a dinner
in her tonor Thursday evening and an af
ternoon tea on Friday.
Jlrs; Ilajs and Jliss Sybil Hays are at tho
Shoreham for a short stay, having receutly
returned from a stny of several years
Jtr. Perclval Drayton has returned to
.Washington and Is spending the season
wlthJ'r. and Jirs. 8. S. Howland, at the
house, on K street leased from Mr. Charles
J' lss Lucy FreylliiEhuyscn Is tho guest of
Judo and Mrs. John Davis.
The marriage of Jlr. Van II. Jlanulng,
Jr., to Jliss Edith Reamer will take place
February 12 at the residence of the bride
elect, at Bedford, Pa. Jliss Reamer has
spent the winter in Washington for several
seasons past with friends.
Jtrr. General Clary, since the recent death
of her husband, has taken apartments at
Jlr. aud Jlrs. Lyman of Suit Lake City
have returned to their home In the West
after a week's stay at tho Arlington. Jlr.
aud Jlrs. Lyman spent the holidays with
their eldest son, who Is a student at Yale.
Jlrs. Jlarquis, wlfo of the professor ot
Greek at the JlcCormick Theological Semi
nary, Is the guest of Assistant Attorney
General and Jlrs. Shields, at 2010 N street.
Jlr, Louis Redfern bus returned from
abroad for a short stay with his parents.
Miss Mamie Redfern has been so IU with
nervous prostration for several weeks past
as to require the services ot a trained nurje.
Colonel John JI. Wilson spent several
days In tho city last week, the guest ot his
sister, the widow of General Duncan,
Miss Sadie Gibson, daughter of Captain
Woolmau Gibson, has returned from a visit
to relatives at West, River, Jtd.
Jlrs, Edward P. -Merlr. will he at homo
Wcducfday, assisted by her mother and
sister, Jlrs. L. G. Hlue and Miss Hlue, Mm.
.W. F. Nabers, Jlrs. JI. F. 1'fndey, Jlrs. J.
T, Thomas and Jfrs. I). E. Sharretts.
Tho N. N. Club, composed principally of
Georgetown ladles aud gentlemen, were de
lightfully entertained last Wednesday even
ing1 by tho .Misses Welsh ut 3.107 N street
Mrs. -I. G. Thompson of 180s RIggs street
northwest will leave the latter part of Ui
week for a month's vUlt to Philadelphia
Mrs. John D. Med 111 bu been lslllug In
Chief Engineer Jlontgomery Fletcher, V.
B. N.) who hat been In Washington ou
leave for some tlmcpastj has been assigned
to duty.lujhli city, which iuteUlgenco will
prove a sourco of pleasure to Ills msny
Jlis. Connell, wlfo ot Representative
Council of Nebraska, will lecclvoon Tues
day nt 1400 Jlttssnchtisettsavenue.
Several members of tho City Troop of
Philadelphia Attended the Army and Navy
Assembly on Wednesday evening In full
uniform, with cavalry boots nnd spurs. Tho
latter adjunct In tho uniforms proved tho
revcrso ot atriccahlo In dancing .to such of
the young ladles as wore thllo hull gowns.
Jlr. Nelson G. Thompson of Indianapolis,
lnd,, Is visiting his parents at 1805 RIggs
.Mrs. Clinton 11. Soars gave an cnjoyablo
tea JI olid ay afternoon nt bcr residence, 1030
Mrs. KIndlebcrgcr and Jtrs. Charles II.
Poor gave a tea from 4 to 7 Friday after
Lieutenant and Jtrs. Shipley aro the
guests of Jlrs. Nltes at her homo ou Twen
Mips Anulo Diddle Of Detroit will leave
on Wednesday for New York, where she
will bo joined on tho lftth Instant by Jliss
Nelllo Blddlo for a week's stay at West
Jlifs Atdrlch, daughter of Senator Al-
drlth, has ns her gucjt Jliss Perkins of
Miss Houghton, daughter of tho eminent
Boston publisher, Is visiting 8cuator an 1
Jtlss Asburst of Philadelphia Is the guest
of Jliss Sallle Emory.
Jliss Annie Wakcmnu, the accomplished
London correspondent ot tho Boston Her
aW, and private secretary to Jlr. Charles
Wyndham, tbo actor, has beon staying nt
WHlard's for tho past few days. Jliss
Yaktmau has been quite ill with tho grip.
In the early summer she will return to her
homo In London.
Jlrs. Hearst, has entirely recovered from
,hcr recent Indisposition and Is now In Now
York, where sho will rcmiitn until Thurs
day. Upon her return to Washington,
Jlrs. Hearst will occupy her now house, on
New Hompshlro avenue, which will not .bo
entirely completed beforo the lato spring,
and will have as her guest Jtlss Florence
Bayard, who has been visiting Jtlss Nelllo
Riddle for a month past.
Jlr. aud Jlrs. Kugene Van Rensselaer ot
"Glen Lutu," Berkeley, havo leased for
several seasons the house 175S K street.
Jlrs. John Frederick Leech gave a tea to
bcr friends Friday afternoon, at her resi
dence, lr2 Jlassachusetts avenue.
Tho JIIsscs Jlyer gave a young ladles'
luncheon on Tuesday.
Admiral and Jtrs. Harmony left yester
day for tho South, where they will spend
tho present mouth ou a tour ot Inspection
Of tho light-houses along the coast.
Jlre. Van Rensselaer Berry gave a supper
fast evening in houor of her guest. Jlrs.
Wadsworth of New York.
Jliss Gales of New York returned tohor
home ou Tuesday, after a stay of several
weeks with Mrs. N. S. Lincoln. A few
days previous to her departure Jliss Gales
gave a theatre party, followed by a hand
some supper at the Shoreham. Tho floral
decorations wcro of white and purple Parma
violets. The guests on that occasion wcro
Dr. and Jlrs. Lincoln, Jlr. and Jfrs.
Lothrop Bradley, Lieutenant and Jlrs.
Ackley, and Dr. Jlurray.
A fancy-drcES ball will bo given by the
jmpils of Jlrs. Flora C. Dennlson at the
National Rifles' Hall on Fiiday evening,
Owinc to the continued Illness of Jlrs.
Belle B. Bond, tho elocutionist and public
reader of Boston, her annual vUlt ot sev
eral weeks to this city bins been Indefinitely
A musical and literary entertainment for
tho benefit ot St. John's Church will bo
given at tho Parish Hall, ou Sixteenth
street northwest, Thursday, February 13.
The programmo includes many tine selec
tions, and it is hoped tho pcoplo interested
In this good work will be present.
A complimentary hop will bo tendered
by tho Cameo Club at the National Rifles'
Ball Thursday evening. Jlusic will bo fur-
I- nlsbed by the National Guard Band and a
pleasant time- may bo anticipated.
Tho Washington Hospital for Foundlings
will be the scene of a pleasant gathering
next Friday afternoon from 3 to 0 o'clock.
This charity has for Its patronesses many
of Washington's lending society ladies.
PI I'JE-hlTTm TITTEUS,
In order to get the wild oats out ot a
boy ho inu6t be thrashed. Unrliiigton Free
Jfouy an actor begins with big bill boards
and ends wjth big board bills. Life.
Tho burden of some arguments is so great
that it makes the listeners tired. Home
We suppose the ship heaves to out of
By mpathy for the seasick passengers. Ping.
ham ton Leader.
The man whose wits go wool-gatheriug is
jucky If he doesn't get fleeced. llrooklyn
I'iXcoxsnrurioxAij pa tiuotism
The New York Legislature has promptly
passed the World's Fair bill, appropriating
$10,000,000 for the enterprise In 1893. This
Is commendable patriotism, perhaps, but
tho bill Is unconstitutional all the same,
and the scheme to hoodwink the United
States Congress Is as transparent as a
French plate. Baltimore Herald.
I dreamed of a bridge ot rainbows,
Airy and dazzling bright,
That arched o'er tho wonderful abyss
Of a Tast and nolemn night
Deeper than scleiico could fathom,
Vaster than thought could span,
Swimming with worlds far out of reach
Of the grasping mind of man.
It swung acro-s tho ether
From spa.co to sp.aco afar,
Between a city of glorious light
And a dim end distant stur.
The souls of men along It
Swept in a march sublime,
In close nnd solid phalanx,
Away from life and tlmo,
I dreamed I, too, was inarching.
Amid that silent throua:
And wo were close to the City's gate,
And could hear tho angel's song.
Yet I ilruaincd tluitmy two turned back
ward, O'er tho track wo had travelled far,
And I badu adieu with homesick thought
To the dim und distant star.
And 1 wonder, oh, I wonder
(Now that tho dream li,jdpue),
If, when wo loaye this death nlfo
And the gates of light aro won,
W'v khall rest lit lajt coi)twUd
In our now and happy lot.
And can t urn our (-av to Mm darkllujt star
M llbout a homesick thought.
-'. l. S,
Washington, January S9.
Tuesday and Wednesday ovciilnas nt tho
Congregational Church Jlr. John L. Btod
dnrd will be heard for the first times In
Wnshlnctou this season. Tho Initial lec
ture will treat of' Mr. Stoddard's totivcnlr
of travels along and about tho historic
Rhine. Tho romantlo talcs uud legends, as
well as the heroic deeds associated wlththH
river, giro an added interest to tho descrip
tions of Its lovely scenery, which Is Itsolf
so happily reproduced In tho Illustrations.
On Satuidoy ov'cnlng Jtr. Stoddard will
give the first of tho two lectures on "Na
poleon," which aro accounted anions: tho
most valuable and scholarly of his produc
tions. (JlIAlll.ES wynihiam's enoaoement.
Tho Criterion Company f rom Mr. Charbis
WjndliBin'sitheatro In London wilt com
incuco an engagement at Albaugh's to
morrow evening. Jlr. Wyndhani, assisted
by Jliss Mary Jlcore, will appear on Mon
day, Tuesday aud Friday evenings and Sat
uiilay matlnco.ln "DavlH Garrick," and on
Wcdncsdny, Thursday and Saturday even
ings In "The Candidate," a now comedy by
Jioitlu McCarthy, Jr. AuEngllsh lord, who
Is pestered In the country by his wife and
molher-ln-law, wants to havo a good tlmo
In London, and Is persuaded to run for
Parliament In Northampton. Ills so;ro
rarv, who is an ardent Homo Ruler, Is sent
to Northampton to manngo tho canvass,
and is so eloquent In his own cailsothat
tho lord Is elected as a Homo Ruler, which
fact he tries to concoal from his Tamlly
(.Iter ho gels back from his frolic In Lou
don. The newspapers, however, disclose
everything, and blsmothcr-ln-law and wlfo
make it hot for him. To add to his
troubles, his, mother-in-law gets 6ome let
ters not intended for her, oud tho son-ln-laW
Is involved In a scrape with a woman.
All 6orts of amusing complications grow
out of this state of things, which Jtr.
Wyndham, as tho lord, presents with great
cleverness, Miss Jlary Mooro makes a
sweet daughter to tho mother-in-law, which
part is played by Miss F. Paitot. Jlr.
George Guidons is a capable secretary. Tho
other characters are In tho bauds of Jtlss
Gunn and Leyshon, and Jlcssrs William
E. Gregory, a, Ilewsou and F. Atherly, all
JlOYT'S "UltASS MONKEY."
Jlr. Charles H. Hoyt's farce-comedy, "A
Brass Jtonkey," will bo tho attraction this
week at tbo National Theatro. It comes
from New York, where It had Its very popu
lar run, and for 1B0 nights packed the
llljou Theatre to the doors. ''A Brass
Monkey" Is a satire ou the superstitious of
tho day, and has all tho elements that make
up an enjoyable farce-comedy. Its charac
ters aro well known aud familiar types of
life; its dialogue is bright,, snappy and full
of Hoyt's wit; its comedy scenes aro origi
nal and marvolously ftiunv: Its sourrs and
special features new and catchy, and tho
company Is ono of tho best that Iloyt and
l nomas have ever organized to present tuo
formei's work to tho public. JIK George
Jtarlon plays Jonah, the victim ot tho su
perstition, and about everything else, osthe
bills express it. Jfr. Marion Is an actor ot
good ability, nnd his Jonah Is about tho
best comedy character In which ho has over
appeared. Jliss Flora Walsh plays Han
qtigc, n part which she has made peculiarly
her own. Tho cast also Includes tho origi
nal artists who made their great hits In the
piece. Georgo Leslie plays DooliUle Work,
and Tim JIurphy of this city Dodge Work.
i. Alice Walsh Is Jliriltc, the terrible
corrf Fuondcut of tho Societu Gazette, and
J. F. Jlfron, Georgo A Dcanc, Jr., Oils
Harlan, RIeta Gotigh, Lottie Uartaud Beth
Bedford, other clever men and pretty girls,
are in tho company.
"A r.OYAl. PAPS" AT TUB 11IJOU.
"A Royal Pass," tho latest addition to
the field of Siberian drama, will bo at Har
ris' Bijou Theatre next week with the au
thor, George C. Staloy, as tho star. The
play develops many thrilling situations
and startling climaxes, as Is usual with
productions of this class. It is founded on
n story of'plot in Russia and exllo to Si
beria. Tho performance Is mounted in ro
markably handsomo style, tho company
cairying its own scenery complete. Jtr.
Staley undertakes the dual rolo of Tian
Zoloft', a Russian army officer, and Andreas
Jfotfo; a Swiss guide and courier. Iu his
Impersonation of tbo Nihilist ho has an ex
cellent opportunity for tho exhibition of
genuine dramatic power, ,ond the rolo of
tho Swiss guldo develops an excellent field
for comedy work. The support has beon
spoken of as unusually good. Usual mati
nees and prices.
THE BOSTON SYMl'HONY OUCHESTIIA.
Tho second concert of tho over-wclcomo
Boston Symphony Orchestra will tako place
at Lincoln Jlusic Hall ou Thursday even
ing of next week. After the impression
made by this body of artists at their first
concert none will willingly miss tho oppor
tunity for another heating. Their conduc
tor, Jlr. Nlklseh, has already proved him
self a rcmarkablo genius, the equal of
whom has been seen In this country only
at rare Intervals. Tho soloist of tho evon
Ing la to bo Jlr. Franz Kueissel, the concert
meitter of the orchestra, and one of tho
raro violinists of the country,
THE nYDE'STAn SPEClAI.Tr COMPANY.
The Hyde Star Specialty Company,
which will play at Kcrnan's this week, is
mane up oi some excellent artists, mo
troupe is direct;' from Hyde fc Behman's
Brooklyn Theatre, where they have drawn
uniformly good houses.
Jlr. Nat, Goodwin comes to the New Na
tional Theatre Jtouday night, February 10,
In the "Gold Mine." "In tills play ho has
placed himself upon a piano of tho highest
art. His Impersonation ot tho mine-owner
In a foreign land is pronounced superla
tively consistent, dellcato and refined, cveu
.In oxcellenco and beautiful lu conceit. IIo
gives its a typical American gentleman
from the far West, bright, witty, whole
souled and true-hearted.
If It were not for her partial success In
tbo well-worn drama "Forgot .Mo Not,"
Rose Coghlau's tour as a star would, loug
.ere this, .' havo resulted most disastrously.
t Jliss iJIario Ciihill, who played at the
BIJou iu tho "Fakir" during tho past week,
is a deter Httln soubretre. She was form
erly with Barry aud Fay at tho New York
Paik Theatro and did good work Inbriug
jng'lhfir somewhat-antiquated Irish coiue
tllt s up to a playing point.
Ir.nuliy has failed to reveal the date of
the "Gondoliers' " anival in this city.
Miss Delia Staccy Is the coming soubrette
of Rudolph ArOnsou's New York Casino
Company. During tho late very successful
tour of "The Brigands" she took- Fanny
Rice's part of Pragoltlta a number of times
and always successfully. Miss Stacey is a
Washington girl, and ou account of her
father's prominent connection with tho
Grand Army, that body is taking consider
able interest In her career.
Ilettio Fadclford, nee Ordway, is In Stet
son's Comic Opera Company, organized by
Edward K. Rice, which will open in Gilbert
and Sullivan's opera, "Tho Gondoliers," ut
tho Aniphlon Theatro, Williamsburg, to
The Dramatic Mirror of yesterday con
tains au exhaustive article ou tho present
State of theatrical business throughout tho
country und has tho following about tho
local theatres: "Tho managers report good
business and lu many cases an lucrcaso
over last icasou. Tho Xalionnl: Up to
January 1 tho business ot this houso Is
claimed to have been tho largest lu the his
tory of Washington, felnco that date there
has been n slight falling, attributable to tho
Influenza epidemic, but during that period
i nc uusiiicts lias not nccu so oauas iu jus
tify complaint. Allavgh'ti Thobiisiuessat
this house has been fully double that of
last ecasou. Thero has been a noticeable,
but not serious, falling off within tho last
two or threo weeks, Tho depiesslou Is
clearly the result of la grippe. Jtarru1
Pijov. The season at this house has been
larger than that of corresponding period
lastjear, notwithstanding; a marked de
cline during tho past two or three weeks.
The recent decline is no doubt owing to tho
prevailing illness. Kcrnan'i: La grippo
docs not appear to have affected business
at this houso, which has been gradually liu
piovlng, and tho season compares favor
ably with last."
Jlr. Frank nf Jllssouil iccently Intro
duce! In the Itoutc u. hill to prohibit Army
and Navy bands from competing with civil'
Ian organizations. Tho Secretaries ot War
mid tho Navy havo been appealed to tu
vain and tho musicians have- concluded that
tho Pnll' WUJ o l'v protected from onllstod
men is by )u
The Jliufju A adiimyot Actlughaslately
moved iron. IK Slxth-ntreet. homo to 014
Twelfth street uoithwest. The new roonib
aro larii,o and handsomely furnished, aud
the setool has larger classes thuii have
eicr assembled there before, Webster
Edgcily, the manager ot tho college, has
aluody taken tho preliminary steps toward
orgunulntr a dramatic ljcciimln this city.
Ho proposes to fit out companies loprodtico
on the road such lihiy as "Sir Giles Over
reach," "A Now Way to Pay Old Dohts."
J lie iron i. lion, " am," "iiruius, etc.
Another idea or tho lyecum la to build, by
stork subscription, a new theatre lu thfs
JIallo Walnwrlghthns n now play, whkh
Is n dramatization from uio of George
Jlr, end Jlrs. Kendal had n great fort
night at Hooloy's Theatre, Chicago. Tho
cross iccclnts camo to nearly $18,000, and
on tho final night of tho engagement tho
i houso footed up (1.SIHI.76, tho largest In
tbo history ol iiooicys inciitre aim mo
biggest takings of tho Kendal tour,
All tho local houses havo nlsycd to good
business dutlng the pnst week, "(.si Toe i"
has drawu well at Albaugh's, while tho
"Oolah" has packed tho National.
There will bo u public entertainment by
tho pupils of thoJtaityii Academy of Acting
at their rooms next Thursday evening.
Nettle Lyford, tho pretty soubretta who
plajs Jlampocra in Francis Wilson's
"Uolah," is a young woman Who has had a
remarkable career. Sho comes ot a fine old
Host On family, and her relatives strongly
opposed her going upon tho stage. Sim
was determined to follow what seemed to
her a natural bent, howover, and, equipped
with an excellent education and plenty ot
bright Ideas, she started out with one of
Ilojl's companies. Her succoss was pro
nounced, and clever. Francis Wllsou at.
once engaged her ssundcrstudy for piquant
Jlaito Juiiecii. In this rolo sho mado a hit.
She then essayed tho part ,she Is now play
Intr as .understudy for Jliss Del aro. Iter
wotk was so good that sho waB engaged to
play the rolo rccularly. Now thatlier suc
cess Is assured her friends aro qulto recon
ciled to her stage career.
THE MAIL-BAG SHOP
JMtor Critic: Now that tho management
of tho mall-bag repair shop Is a subject for
public discussion. I feci Ilka saying a tow
wonts, and, as one or tho hands, I ought to
know something about It. Tho articles lately
published in Tnri Chmooro sensational and
unreliable, and 1 expect to prove tho truth
of this statement. It tho author of the arti
cles In Tub Cbitio wcro as anxlout
to Improve the condition of tho laboring pco
plo as ho Is to hpiunr smart and boom The
fitiTic, ho vpuld yUlttho repair shop and
learn tho true condition of things thero.
For to say that ho tells tho truth would bo
to libel hlra. I nropote to mako statement
that will bear Investigation, and would ask
that if any person doubts any part of wlmt.
I sav to call at the shop and satisfy himself.
Nothing could be fairer than this.
The L'iutio would glvo tho impression that
thebnlldlng is a death-trap, or rut's null,
and unfit tor human beings to bo Iu. But
snob Is not the fact as it visit to tho shop
will prove. Tha building Is well adapted for
tbo purpose it Is now used for. It Is largo,
well lighted and ventilated. Tho sewing
room is 00 feet in length; 00 feet wide, and is
feet from floor to celling. There is u, targo
skylight iu-tho conlro. and largo fau- aro at
Iho windows run bystoiin power. Tho dur.
Is not ono-fourth so great as rcportcl, nnd
everything posslblo i-i done for the comfort
Wo are working people; wo go to the shop
to work nnd do not mind having our hands
soiled by work Ao to ths forty s.iek-j n
day, any woman who can and will work oan
osstly repair forly sacks, and the reeor.K
prove this beyond ai.y doubt whatever by
tho amount of extra work done.
'Jlieio nrernch aiidwimcn who think tho
inall-bag repair Hhop similar to other Depart
incuts ot Government. A tow daysoouvuiuds
such drones that fnoli Knot tho ease, and,
being constitutionally opposed to work, tliej
leave nnd forgtt to letnrn. The shop was.
never Intended as a l.osplrul for the ol t aim
Infirm nf tlthrr sex In thomaniiEomoit of
TiiECniiio 1 have no doubt that hands aro
employcd who can do tho workand I l no
(tlsuipitlt to tl.o management ol tho ropilr
shop if they seo that Justice Is done tho tiov
iltnwho repair the leather inall-bag hive
a certain number to repair each day ninlthey
do it Tha men are not allowed to make ox
Ira pay. Tho women alone havo that right
Now lot mo notice a few mistakes made by
The Ciiitic rcportt-r. Ho says: "The dnm
Ingroom Is a dark ictreat, ventilated from
the top by a trap door, tho walla uoarsir
duck nailed on post."
Tho trnth Is, tno dresInc-room is enolored
with a neat-painted and tight-lltting board
partition nnd has long been so.
Another point to be explained Is that alt
cocks aro not repaired, as The Ciutig Infers.
Tho worst sacks uro condemned and used as
patches on i-neks repaired. This should be
remembered byTn Ciutii: In Its future bluff
and bluster. Nor do the women roputr tho
heavy saeks.us stated. Men who havo been
sall-makcrs do the repairing on heavy sacks.
Those which tho women repair do not weigh
more than two and a-half pounds.
In foot, wlmt Tire (,'itiTio does not kuow
nbout the mall-bag repair shop would till a
large volume, Tbo women pimply laugh at.
the many blunders published in toe Cninr,
and especially at tho statement that thero I?
no conversation among tbem. Why, it is simply
impossible to bavo from fifty to sixty women
In mil! room and no conversation nanus
them. TimCniTicman isoertainly abacheloi
or ho would ootertain.no such views.
Another false statement Is that a blind
woman roust also ropalr forty sacks a day.
Tho blind woman does not repair sacks; she
simply puts n cord through the rings at tho
.top ot tho sack.
Tin Cbitic .admits thatlp au Interview
with ono woman who has been in thoshop a.
long tlmo sho said that no partiality was
shown, and then In the next breath Tub
CniTic declares it can secure oflidavlts to tho
effect that tho bags aro called and the hotter
ones given to favorites How, If 1 am not
too inquisitive, letmn ask why not produce
tbeauiduvltst This is i bo only statement In
liiEt'uiTicdcsorvlug of special notice, and
by all means let theaftidavits bo forthcoming.
uoionei VV mine ui uispiuyeu guou juuk-
roent In his management of the repair shop.
anil only those wuo aro ignorant
no aro ignorant of the suu-
coss of tho present system think
it STStem think otherwise.
Tho superintendent. Captain C'ullen, Is us
nono8i ft man as UTuruveu. uau iiibwutio
uncomrolonsly paid the Captain a very'grnat
compliment when It suld that parties were
discharged who had done certain thing.
The Captain makes tho rounds of the build
Ing aboutovery two hours, except. wheti hlx
wounds aro unusually painful (the Cap
tain was so unfortunato as to have his body
filled with, rebel bullets and several still re
main as lellos of tho past), and ovorytlihig
mustbodoneln order. Notbingnenl bo. siUl
about Jlr. Wnnaranker He needs no de
fense Ills record in snpportof tho lab-irr
and of the helpless in bjs vindication, audit
Is ically getting monotonous to he.irih.it.
gentleman referred to as a Chrl tlau and
bundM school teacher.
As Jlr, Wanamaker kW In Gnrley Chipel
In thlseityn few werks ago: "A inau I uo
less a man btoausoho l n Christian man"
Kon.0 peopfo.appear to think that Mr. W-na-n;aterls
responsible for nil evils thataftliut
mankind. True hu Is rlr-h. but It shoal 1 be
riTnon.tuired I hat bo made his money, not
through trusts and unfnlr speculations hut
by cheapening overy article .sold to tho peo
ple. That nation would bo fortunate Hut
pad a million such men.
The re aro a few things that should ba set
tight. In the management of the repair shop,
but Tin: CniTic has not roforred to them, t
will do so In Tiik Ciiitic tomorrow.
Washington, 1). C, February 1.
IT WAS UOQV.
Editor Vi liter I havo hopes. Tho Issues of
your new deal Incline me to think there may
yet bo brains and honesty combined In the
pdltorlal chair of o city paper. Youi
nrtloloon the dladstono goody-goody Inler
viewlspood. It. E, V.
ashington, D. C January 29.
SOME XPW HOOKS.
RULES OF THE HOUSE. A New Woiik.
By Thomas B, Reod, Speaker.
HOW I BECAJIE SENATOR. By Calvin
8. Briec, Senator-elect
DELVING IN THE DICTIONARY. By
John James Iugalls, United States Sena
tor. THE J10UTII IN POLITICS. Hy Joseph
Rt-Dfun toraker. ex-Governor ot Ohio.
CELEBRATE!) POLITICAL FORGER
IES. By Jturat HaHtcad, editor of tho
Cincinnati Cmnmtrvlal Gazette.
SNOWED UNDER. By General William
FOUR OF A KIND. A Poi.itk ai. TaI.u
or JlpNTANA. Anonymous.
s.'.v-i Toui.ii. corn ii:s y
- Tommy Paw, what Is "Senatorial court
csyV" Jlr. Flgg--It means that no Senator is
expected to ask another ono what ho paid
for his icat.- JVn-e Haute ErpreM,
MP. WAXAMAKPJPS VALKMtK
Very great apprehension Is felt now lest
Postmaster-General Wanamakor's new t,ir
mine postage stamps should not boi-n.'d
to ilia puiiiic iu
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