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TILE WASHINGTON CRITIC, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL. 10, 18U0.
I ' MRS. HARRISON TALKS, i WHY THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT A BED OF ROSES. il WIMi Tenuis Would Not Ho Aft-nlil or Me' A (food Glimpse or Family Life in tlio Kxccutlvn Mansion by ii Favored Haliltuo, Ccitirlgnt, 1600, lu tht tlot Syndicate J'relt, Mv) Tori:. Tho Whito IIouso is tlio goal of ovcry liollticiaii's ambitions, and hln wifo has dreams of an cxlsteuco behind lis plllard portico, for which Arcadian is too small nnd poor a word. Every ono of thorn lias views upon how they wuulJ order and enjoy life in tho mansion, but It Is a question whether tho reality could o inal any of theso anticipations? whether tho AYhito IIouso Is n bed of roses for Its, occupants. Mrs. Grant owns that tho eifiht Imp plest ycaiB of her llfo wcro those passed within tho "White IIouso. Not all her predecessors and successors own to so much for whllo thcro is tho Gratification of all prido and ambition for tholr lieges, thoro arc many things thot offset and make tho cost of such a station. "While oTcry ono opprooches tho White Houso family with deference, smiles, and apparent friendliness, and say only hind and flattering things, all tho under current of unfriendly comment and criticism comes to them, too, in different ways. "Anybody can do all tho President's wife has to do and succeed," said a. Cabinet officer's wife. "Every ono goes to tho AYhito House primed full of remarks, too, and thoro is always such a lot of peoplo there that tho President's wifo only needs to say, '80 happy to havo met you,' ond 'Good morningf or 'Good evening' to them. Now, if sho had to sit down and make conversation with theso peoplcand re turn their calls and talk, then, loo, sho would havo a chance to mako blunders and do real work." Tho misticss of tho "White IIouso says: "I wish people would not bo afraid of me. Thero is nothing in my appearance to frighten or tonguc-tio people, or never used, to be; but half of tho peoplo who como are so embar rassed and excised that they do not seem to know what they arc about, and one has not tlmo enough In tho crush to quiet them or put them at their case." Tho daughter of a foreien mlnlstor once said: "Whenever I so to tho White IIouso I havo such a fright. My heart jumps out of my body when I get near tho Blue Iloom, ray voice fails, and I am almost unconscious of what I am doing until the grcotings are past. Each time I see tho President I am as ner vous and frightened as the very first time I was presented to her Majesty." She told this to a Senator's daughter, who looked at her curiouslv and could not understand tho English girl's inborn reverence and awe of a ruler; but scores of peoplo cxpcricnco the same terrors. There are stories of oftlco-seekors being admitted to the President's oral library, and while they waited such an awful stage fright came ipon them that they could only stutter nnd mumble a few words of their long nrguments and take precipitate leave of the kindly and quiet man who was ready to listen to them. The want of privacy is what Presi dent Harrison's family and past occu pants have complained most of. The AVhlto IIouso itself is as frcoly open and public as any public building in tho city, according to tho unwritten and inviolable law of custom. Tho pub licity of tho President's life increases with the growth of the American press. With each campaign and Administra tion more space in the papers is given up to tho most intimate personal life and the daily doings of such victims. Their portraits are met everywhere, and every time tho President turns round, or his wife changes her dress, it is re corded across tho whole country. A file of old newspapers will show how iccently and rapidly this personal chronicling has grown up, and past Presidents had a family and personal life of comparative privacy. "The papers toll you all more of our selves than wo know," wroto Mrs. Harrison to a friend shortly after the election; "but it saves us much letter writing. I grew quite tired of reading of tho Hnriisons during-the campaign, and I hardly know how the country could have stood much more of It. I never beforo knew how great and good and accomplished' I was, and, if another one had taken up a pen, I should have claimed the wings and mounted. I know all that my obituary could say." "Tho press has been uniformly kind, almost too kind to us," said Mrs. Har ilson a lew days since. "I sometimes think though that the press has gono mad by tho questions reporters put to me. In the midst of tho campaign some one came to know 'if marriage was a failure.' For myself, decidedly not. Then a womon came outto Indianapolis to ask 'If tho bustle should go.' Another ono wanted to know if I thought that ' women should propose.' A dozen havo come and havo written to ask which blossom I preforred for 'the national flower.' Others have sought mo out to know ' if women are happy,' and ' what should be tho ago of tho modern bride,' and ' who should wear the decollete dress.' The patent underwear and tho dress-reform people come often. The last of all the conun drums was from somo one mystified by the funny man's allusions in the news papers, who wanted to know If the President ate pie.' " 'Yes," said tho President, 'and I will appeal to tho country on that issuo and bo supported,' "Then tho peoplo who want cooking jeceipts to print or to sell at their church fairs! Thev print them, and I read critical comment from all parts of the country." "And tho cra.y-qullt people?" "You might-as well shako a red ilag at a bull as say crazy quilt to mo. I thought tho crazy-quilt rage was over years ago, but it seems to bo at its height fust now. They write to mo for scraps of my dresses by-hundreds, and the census must bo in tho thousands) now. Happy Martha Washington and Dolly Madison, with no ono making crayy quilts In their days. Thoy send me squares of 3ilk, and ask mo to write my name on them and to get the lidies of tho Cabinet families to do the same, and they scold mo if I do not huiry about it, or if I decline, as I in variably do, without response." Tho pensioners write toMrs.IIanlsou to know why thero is a delay in their getting their papers, and tho people who nddiess thu President and receive no answer, or olso n note from Private Secretary Halford, write to ask Mrs", ilniilton to Joy tho subject beforo tho President. In ovcry such case, whether wilttun or verbal, from oldest friend or unyono, tho members of tho President's family absolutely refueo to prefer re questsfor offices or fuvoisto him. They see how worn and harrassed ho Is with tho all-day sicgo for olllces, and thoy will not spoil his lltllo rest or peace lit thopilvalo paitof tho houso by any thing of that Mud. Those wllo ask such favors cannot and will not sec tho ililicaev and thu liistlcu ot tho ladles' couiso, and with every such appeal mado to them Mrs, Harrison and Mrs, Jlr-Kco havo n sinking at heart In fear of an enemy made by their refusals. Tho temporanco people call nnd writ nnd exhort Mrs. Ilairison as if sho wcto an abandoned sinner, and thoy tails to her of Mrs. Hayes, oud hold up Mrs. Hayes o an example, until sho must soon dread to hear tho namo of that cood womon, who was in a way related to her. If there wore an open bar in thoWhlto Houso somo of tho ex porters could not bo moro anxious and earnest. Tho President and Mrs, Har rison, who are temperate In all things, havo only followed cstobllshcd social usages, and set before their guests what Is usual and proper, Every charity and every begging schema appeals to Airs. Harrison, and thrco tipicstho President's salary woidd not meet theso requests. From build ing a tombs ton 0 for Mory, tho mother of George Washington, or a Lucy Hayes' Memorinl Tcmplo down to binding a photograph and a dollar to buy tho framo for It to somo strange correspondent, every ono appeals to her. Many of tho begging letters are from poor and Ignorant peoplo, and aro really prayers addressed to the highest caithly power thoy know for help, when their other prayers havo not been answered. Every fair and chari tablo entertainment within flftv miles begs her attendance. Actors and artists call and ask that tho President's family will attend their poiformanccs; musi cians and elocutionists and Infant prodi gies want to be heard in tho White II0U60 parlors, aud it is difficult to do cllno these kind offers that would re sult In so much benefit to theso per foimcrs. All tho cumulative methods of raising money for charities havo been tried, by asking Mrs. Harrison to send ten cents or n dollar and mail the Inclosed blanks to ten moro peoplo, who will keep on widening tho circle of contributors by tens. Mrs. Harrison's mall is a daily curios ity, as well as an infliction. Tho cranks in every part of tho country "wrlto to her, and some of tho letters pass beyond crankcry. When tho papers announced that the White House was overrun with ants, scores or recipes caino for ridding tho place of tho pests, and in postscripts tho. writers suggested tho rewards they would liko for this voluntary kindness a sum of money, a silk dress, or a post office. At tho tlmo of tho rat invasion recipes for rat poisoning and packages of rat poison came daily. The letter writers are often impertinent. They advise Mrs. Harrison not to sign her name as Cairie, not to bang her hair, and not to become worldly-minded. Tho petitions for autographs and photo graphs are equal to tho crazy-quilt ap peals. Anxious mothers ask her to make out a list of books that sho would adviso a young girl to read. Another mother wroto that her promising young son had dreamed that Mrs. Harrison had sent him a violin. Tho solution of tho dream was in tho postscript, of course, and piovidcd for tho dream's coming true by giving full directions lor sending an express package to their country cross roads. Boxes of home made candy, and cakes, pickles, and preserves aro scut, requesting orders for the Whito IIouso tablo and an opinion of their mcilts. A prize loiter came from tho South at tho time of the holi days, and when deciphered read: "J'rcs. Mrs. Benjamin Harrison: "I am very desirous to get a Now Years prescut Irom Washington Cittv ami couse kucntly havo located on you for tho pres ent, as I glvo all the aid 1 could to give Mr. Harrison the President office. My eon, , cast his first and only vote for Harrison through my Influence and many, many others, and now a New Years Ueensako from 3011 will be highly appreci ated. If you rospond to my desire please do not express It as I have vowed nuver to pay express again tiulcss I could get to sec what I pay for. So pay tho express when you ship the present so that I will not have to brake my vow. A dress pattern, or any thing. Yoro truo friend, " "Mils. G. V. .' Tho women of some association or club will write in n testimonial to Mrs. Harrison, and by tho time an acknowl edgment goes from tho White nouse, discord and disunion has risen in the sisterhood, and each faction writes her their version of how things stand, and berate ono another warmly. "Sho ought never to havo held the office," wroto one club member of another. "Sho has no social position, as her hus band is only a letter-carrier." Thero was a flno hit of democracy 1 and a tlno thing to send to tho mansion of the chief of the land of the free, of liberty and equality 1 Of course four llfths of Mrs. Harrison's mall goes straight to the waste basket, and not all of it even mcots her eye, as thoso who attend to her mall know the signs of u crank intuitively. With the Hood of such rubbish coming daily, it has to be an exceptional bit, a com of crankery, that is saved for Mrs. Harrison's "eccentric filo" of letters. Whatever tho occupauts of the White House have dono In this and in past administrations, there is sure to be adverse criticism. The same people, too, who hod so much fault to find when President Arthur changed tho coachman's livery to light drab, criti cised when Mrs. Harrison made it dark gieen. Piesident Grant was berated for driving four horses', aud President narriEou gets it for driving ono on his afternoon excursions to tho suburbs. Thoso who never quit criticism, be cause President Cleveland hedged him self In behind a sovereign's etiquette, and attended dinneis in nono but the houses of his Cabinet officers, are dis pleased because President Harrison has reverted to tho simpler, moro common senso Republicanism of the old Hue. Dealing with the members of tho press Is a most difficult and dellcato task, and the misticss of tho Whito House need not bo envied that sharo of her lcsponsibllitlcs. A tactless or un gracious courso thcro has ruined tho chances and tho popularity of too many people hi official lite. How to meet all tho requests from that source, to answer or parry all their questions, scuslblo and nonsensical, proper and improper, civil and Impertinent, requires moro discre tion than is given to tho average woman. For tho first few months after tho nomination and tho inauguration tho ladles of tho family weio simply looked at. The repot tors wanted to seo Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKce, and no third pel son could do. To women of their common senso and natural refinement this being elevated to the level of some thing curious In a glass caso, to ha stand at face to face, was tnlug and not too Haltering. Mrs. Harrison lias gradually passed tho Interviewing department over to Mrs. McICco now, and her tact, pa tienco and amiability have mado editors, correspondents and reporters her friends, it is Bho who goes down to seo tho sciibcs from other cities, who shows them tho grcouhouso nnd gives them flowers, and who answers as to what Mis. Ilartisou -thinks of tho World's Fair silo, and of divorce und whether a mayonnaise should ho mado with lemon-iulco or tarratron vinegar. I "Oh." 6ald ono of them with confusion ! when Mrs. Ilorilsou hetself appeared, 'I did not mean to tiouble you or take up your tlmo' Mis. MclCeo Is always 1 so nood mituied and obliging, and jun laughs theso questions oil so nicely ibntwo do not mind coming to her with them." I "1 cannot seo how any ono con havo hU head turned hy cluvullon ton higher 1 'Hire, said At rs. jttrheo. "You only havo to live lit Washington a very little tlmo to seo what it Is woith, and tho tips and' downs of official life. If my head shows signs of being turned I hope my fathor will lock, mo up." Mrs. Ilnrrlson and Mrs. Mckecwhllo as proud ond fond of tho two McICco babies as any grandmother nnd mother, hnvo been not a little annoyed by tho constant and ridiculous allusions to tlio President's littlo grandson, who is not entitled to bo called Baby McKcc.whcn there is tho little sister younger than ho. "It is not possible for General Harrison to think more of his grand son thnn I do of mine," said a fond grandfather; "but I'd want to hurt somo ono If our innocent littlo fellow hod to be treated so In tho news papers." Tho President's family arc all people of common-sense and cannot fall to be annoyed, and after tho campaign and elections hnvo passed, it would be only rational for tho newspapers to get a new joke. Only ono editor, bo far as known, lias issued a general order to his staff that Baby McKcc shall not bo mentioned except in tho lino of legitimate nows and happenings, and then, as Mrs. Mc Kco's oldest child Is Benny McKeo, and tho baby is Mory McKce, accuracy must bo respected by tho would-bo funnv man. Imagination pictures the Presidential family as living on the pinnacle of splendor and luxury.. Any other house In town almost offers moro real comfort to its occupants, and thcro aro a hundred houses where moro art ond luxury aro found in tho finish and fittings. Tho family havo no living room or sitting room thot is privato ond their own savo the end of tho draughty corridor up stairs. Tho offices havo absorbed so much of tho house that only ono bed chamber can bo set opart for tho guests whom they may wish to entertain. Much of tho tablo service Is plated ware, tho carpets aro often turned and tho curtains patched. Mrs. narrlson says anxiously. "If wo can afford new curtains this year," qulto as If sho were a housekeeper with a husband on a slender salary Instead of tho mistress of tho Whito Houso, that has to bo fur nished and cared for out of beggarly appropriations doled out by tho stupid and stingy legislators of the greatest aud richest country on earth. 1 ' Huiiam.vh. - m ' - - in WISHES OF WOHKN, TVhnt the Dear Crentnres Would I.llto to Ho K They Could. From the Kew TorkEcenlng Sun. Aro women mercenary? Aro thoy ambitious? Aro they shut in to a nnrrower range of ambition and pur poses than men ? Bead this testimony nnd discover, if you can. Ten women somo famous, somo clover, all women of thought nnd action were dining on Saturday night. From tho head of tho tabic started tho ques tion, "If you could havo ono wish gt anted but one in all tho world, what would j'ou wish for ? " "To he president of a railroad," camo promptly from tho woman at her right. "And I would wish for fame," said the low-voiced woman next. "And I for plenty of money." "I should wish to know wliat proto plasm is," said the little student be yond. . "I think," came in tones of soft per plexity from tlio foot of tho tablo, "I think if I were to wish for anything, It would bo a wish to wont something so much that I would bo glad to'work hard for it." And out of tlio necessary quiet that followed this reply camo tlio voice of tho next speaker in positive tones: "One hundred thousand dollars." "I should liko to bo able to write something so good that all tho world would lovo mc," said tho sweet-faced woman next. Her neighbor drew a long breath. ''I should wish for health. Given that, I could havo all these other things," she said. "Only one wish? Well, 'a houso full of hooks ond a garden of flowers,' which flno sentiment is cribbed from Andrew Long," quoth her neighbor, and tho last woman lifted her beauti ful eyes and said In an earnest tone, "I hopo you won't feel shocked, but really I should only wish for total annihila tion." HOMKS WITUOUT A 1III1MS. There Are 1,800 of Them In the City of Columbus. Fiom tin Columbia, 0., Munich. The Kev. It. M. Denny is tho agent of the local branch of the American Bible Society. He came to tho city about six years ago, and has spent tho timo since then in missionary work. His business is to solicit contributions, to a fund used for purchasing Bibles' for thoso not ablo to buy. Yesterday the blustering weather drove him in doors, nnd ho dropped into tho court house. During i talk he said he was about through with his work In this city and county. ''How many homes in Columbus did you find without a Bible?" was asked. "Eighteen hundred," was tho rcplv. "Eighteen hundred? Why, that's astonishing. If you hod said 500 it would have looked large." "It's 11 tcnlble destitution," con tinued the reverend gentlumau. "We found oSfl families in tho First and ' Second wards alono which had no Bible. I was amnsed at one lady. Sho was certain sho had a Bible about tho house. It was n pocket Blblo which her husband had been carrying. Shu hunted for tho book for quite awhile, and finally found it. But it proved to bo an Episcopalian prayer-book. She felt considerably embarrassed over tho matter, and her husband joked her a crcat deal about it, but finally bought a Bible." "How many homes did you find out side of the city without a Blblo ? " "About .iOO." "Where do you expect to go to next?" "I am not certain whero I shall go. Allegheny City wants mo to come thoro. I may come back to Columbus nost fall." Cutnvrli Cured. A clergyman, after years of sufferlug from that loathsome disease, Catarrh, and valuly trying every known remedy, at last found a preseilptlon which completely cured and saved him from death. Any suf fcier from this dreadful disease seudlug a self-addrcsscd stamped envclopo to Pro fessor J. A. I.awreneo, 88 Warren Btroet, New York, will receive tho icclpo froo ot cnaigo, ChlliU Wants No Australian llnllut. From tht Philadelphia I.tdgtr. No Australian ballot system, nor any other system of booths, boxes or seclu sion can cure tho forms of cheating and fraud at olections that arc most In prac tice theso days. Tho ouo thing need ful and Indpfeaslbly effective is for tho voters to chooso honest oud Intelligent election officers. Wkm., 1 iiiort.D say Portner'a Vlenu Cabinet Beer was pure and good, you lict. AliukRd Chllilren, The children's masquerade bill at 1'del's last night under the auspices of tho Saogerbund was a thoroughly cu Joyablo occasion. Tho'llttlo oucs had iho floor to themselves until 10:110 o'clock, when they unmasked, and after that the giowu people took oail in tho festivities. Wit AT 110 lot want hotter to diluU than Itoberf I'ortucr's N U'uihi Cabinet Beer. GOSSIP OF THE SPORTS. NEWS OF THE DALL FIELD, RACEI TRACK AND PRIZE RING. ATorneru of the l'layors in tlio Kxlillil tion Sanson lloilnc nt n Uluu Soolnl Hilly Valine Meets Joe Flelden (lenornl Motes, 4 The local team closed tho exhibition season yestcrdoy by administering n drubbing to tho Gorhamsto tho tuno of 20 to 2. Tho gamo was an unlntorestlng one, and was only distinguished by the hard hitting of tho Wnshlngtons, who batted as they pleased, and only ceased making luns when they wcro too tired to run tho bases. Tho exhibition season which has just closed has not proven a very successful one, except in so far ns it has enabled tho men to gain somo knowlcdgo of each other's methods of play and to get a littlo practlco preliminary to tho harder work of tho pennant race. Tho weather has been tho greatest barrier to success, ond when it was good tho team that was to ploy against tho local nino was not a drawing attraction, so that financially tho season was n failure. Nevertheless tho records mode by the local team afford a sufficient index by which to judge tho nbility of each ployer. Tho men havo shown them .Belves to bo extraordinarily strong bat ters, although batting against pitchers who were not of their class, and some of them have mado phenomenal records in this line. McCoy leads "tho batters with a record of ,007, but as he only participated in parts of two games ho is not the heaviest batter, for Nicholas, who played in nine gomes, has tho re markable avcrago of .'101. All tho men, with tho exception of Maco and Moloney, aro well over the .300 mark. Bader Is far and awny tho best run-getter of the team, but in this respect all tho men havo done excellently, nnd do serve all the praise that can bo bestowed upon them. Below will be found a table, showing the-work of icach uion, both at tho bat and In tho field. These figures are complied from the official score and hence ate correct. They will mako In teresting, and at the samo time surpris ing reading for those who havo becu dis posed to belittle the work of tho local team. They show that the team is an excellent one, and, while it is too much to hope that it will achieve any such record as this in tho championship games, yet tho fact that it has dono such clever woik in the past, argues well for its success in tho future. 1IATTINO AVERAGES. a3 w 2 3 a 3 12 Under 10 HO Jordan 10 40 Whistler 10 -IS Glcnson "O 41 Hill 10 43' Bird 10 48 O'Brien 9 13 JInce 5 23 Nicholas I) SO Riddle 7 18 McCoy !2 0 Mnloucy 4 8 Phillips 5 8 35 2J1 00 13 16 15 15 17 17 17 5 12 0 4 .301 .313 ,333 .300 .305 .351 .305 .218 .401 .333 .0157 .250 .375 1!) (IO 10 10 5 8 4 :i 0 3 riELIIINO AVimAOES. "to 3 O - u 3 Pi Hi i w Ph Bader 14 1 1 .937 3 Jordan....... II 1 0 1.000 4 Whistler 05 4 3 .971 2 Olcason 5 24 3 .900 O Hill 20 10 0 .800 2 Bird 10 7 7 .700 0 O'Brien 2J 20 3 .941 1 Mace 0 13 3 .812 2 Nicholas 2S 10 4 .905 1 Riddle 20 7 1 .904 0 McCoy 0 10 1.000 0 Moloney 0 8 1 .888 0 1'blUIps 0 5 0 1.000 1 The championship season begins to day, and from now until October the boys will ho hustling at a pretty lively rnte in order to maintain their position in the race. The Washington baseball public is to be congratulated that it has u team tills season that does not begin the race, handicapped by tho knowl edge that it stands" no show whatever for championship honors or anything approximating thereto, but, on tho con trary, wasialmost Inevitable tall-cnders. Such has been the conditions which have prevailed for the past four years. But this season all is changed. Tho club could not begin it under moro auspicious circumstances. It is con nected with a first-class organization that, while a minor league, is bound ere mony seasons to be a potent factor in baseball. It is free from any fight or opposition, such as prevails against the National League, and there is at least an even chance for a fairly suc cessful financial season. It starts in tho rnce with a first-class club, one, in fact, that is as strong ns any in tho Associa tion. Its chances for the pennant nro exceedingly bright, and, If it fails to win it, It will be In tho fight clear to the finish. The Washington Club staits out with tho best wishes of all Ihe lovers of sport in this city, who nro already reconciled to tho fact that it is better to bo fighting for tho cham pionship In n minor association, than to be tho toil-endcrs in a major one, losing money and prestige year after year. Harry Wright, when asked his opinion of tho Washington Club after Thursday's game, said: "You havo a great club here. I liko them exceed ingly, nnd if thoy wero in tho Leaguo they would mako somo of the other clubs hustle to keep ahead of them. Thcic arc n number of men on tho team who promise to develop into first-class stars. How do thoy compare with the Phillies? Now, you don't expect mo to answer that question. It's a great team, though, and I wouldn't mind having some of tho men." This is praisu witli a vengeance from ouo of tho best judges of ball players In the country. McCoy and Kiddle will bo the bat tery hi to-day's game. The American Association games yesterday resulted 09 follows: Athletic, 12; Bochestcr, 0. Columbia, 1; Toledo, ft. Biooklyn 22; Syr.viro, 21. St. Louis, 11; Louisville, 8. Other games were as follows: New York (N. L ), 3; Newark (A. L ), 2. Ten innings. New Yoik (P. L.), M; Crescent, !). Baltimore (A. L.), -I; Fniladelpkio (tf. L.). 0. Hamilton, 0; Hartford, :!. Boston (N. L.), f; Now Haven, :!. Dayton, 7: Detroit, 6. There was somo very lively box ing nt a meeting of a social club lu this city on Thursday night, In which somo very lively passages-at-arms oe curted between some of the well- known professionals of this city. Billy Young aud ono of his pupils gave n very Interesting exhlbtttou, and Kddlo Tvno. 11 clever bantam, hod a ckver set-to w Uli another boer. But the meeting was conspicuous for show ing up Joo Fielden'H claims as a lighter Young went to hint mid asked htm to put on tho gloves. Flcldon xaid thero was nothing in II, when somo of the gentlemen who were connected with tho club offered to mako up a purso for ihe two men. Still Flelden U'fuied and Young very plaluly told him what he thought of him, ond supplemented his remarks with a number of adjectives that would have mado any man with a grain of sand In him fight right off tho reel, About the wholo amount of It Is that Flelden don't wont to flcht and never did, and if ho ( crdoes get In tho ling Itwlll ho on a dcu 1 suro thing, such as he Is tnld to have nposcd to Tony Slnndard. Billy Nally wears his honors very meeKiy since knocking out Jnchlcn at tlio latter s benefit. "I'd like to get 0 a fight," he said last night, "but don't think I will bo able to, Flclde mo latter s benefit. "I'd like to got on I 'leldcn don't want to meet 1110. and I don't know any ono else around here. I might get on n match with Young, but I am woy over his weight." Thero Is going to bo one of the cleverest excursions go out of this city on the 21th that has been heard of for somo time. Bill Norlhcdge, Hoc Garges and two or three other sporting men have chartered tho steamer Pilot Boy for that day, and aro going down tho river on a shad bake. Tho boat will lcavo Seventh street wharf at 10 o'clock sharp, and a royal good timo is I romiscd all who go. Tho novelty of tho affair ought to bo sufficient to at tract a largo crowd. The entries, weights and betting for to-dny's racing nt Memphis nro: First race, ii mile Caldwell, 113, $10; Liberty Boll, 113, $7; Burr Cooper. 110, Vi; TiODUio Bird, 115; Ascot, 113, and Llnlltngo, 118 (the Held), $8. Second race, J-mtlo heats Tim Stevens, 00, 23; Skobelofl, 103, $21; Wlmtner, 100, .24; Jack Cocks, 80, $30; Bcrtliu, 103, $25; Birthday, 07, f 15; Itoxlmry, 07. $10. Third race, club stakes, 1 and 1-10 miles Marie K, 101, $50; Joo Walton, 112, $45; Jtocksey, 118, $45; Bnrucy, 103, $15; Jess Atmstrong, 104, $12; Virgo il'Or, 100, $10. Fourth race, selling, 1 mile Did not fill; entries closoOa. in. Fifth race, telling, 3 of a mllo Tudor, 110, $25: Wlmtner, 110, $25; Bonnlo Annie, 102, $10; Armll. 01, $10; flight to 3cvcu, 101, $11; Dare Hancock, 103, $5. Sixth race, handicap hurdle, 1 and I mills Eljihln. 150, $10; Catellne, 110; $15; Wlnslow. 150, $10; llcdelshclm, 120, $2. J W. U. M . Advice to mothers. Mrs. Wltslow's Southing Syrun should always l)o used for children teething. It soothes tho child, softens tho gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and It la the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25c. a bottle. Do not nuiNK tho muddy hot Potomac wtcr when you can get such good hcor as 1'ortner's. eadache IS a complaint from which many suffer 1 nnd few aro entirely f rco. Its causo Is indigestion and a sluggish liver, tlio euro for which la readily found in tho use of Ayer's Pills. " I havo found that for sick headache, caused hy a disordered condition of the stomach, Ayer's Pills aro tho most re liable remedy." Samuel C. Hradburn, Worthington, Mass. "After tho uso of Ayer's Tills for many years, in my practlco and family, I am justified in saying that they aro an excellent cathaitlo and liver medicine sustaining nil tho claims inailo for them." W. A. Wcstfall, M. V V. P. Austin & N. W. Kallway Co,, Burnet, Texas. "Ayer's Tills nro tho best mcdlcino known to me for regulating tho bowels, and for all diseases caused by a dls ordered stomach and liver. I suffered for over three years from headache, in digestion, and constipation. I had no nnnetito and was weak nnd nervous most of tho time. By using three boxes of Ayer's Pills, and nt tho same timo dieting myself , I was completely cured." Philip Lockwood.Topeka, Kansas. "I was troubled for years with indi cestlon, constipation, and headache. A few boxes of Ayer's Pills, used lu small daily doses, restored mo to health. Thoy are prompt and effective." W.U. Strout, Mcadville, Pa. " Ayer's Pills, rnirARZD by Dr. J. C Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. Bold by U Drucstst 'P3 Deslers In Utdlclne. WANTED Iinr.1'. v-wv v - r - "" AdverllmntnU under thlt head, fourllneier tti, 25 centi for one iniertlon; 60 centi for three. W'TNTEDyA'aDCOLCmEDIAUN dress, washing and Irnnlnir to do at homo; references given. Apply 1819 N II av. WANTED-A WHITE GIItL FOU QEN eral housework In a small family, roan, wifo and boy 8 years old; German pre ferred; to the rlRht party a pleasant home and good wages assured. Apply at No. 1003 O st n w. AN ABLE ADVERTISING, INSURANCE, Safo, Lightning-rod- or Book Agent, or ltoporter, of great savolr falre, for literary work. Largo Balary. Wrlto London Hart ford Pub. Co.. N. Y. WANIEII- KOOM8. lAAAAAVWk.iVVWWA WANTED A TLAINLY-FUItNISIIED room In tbo northeast part of city whero there will bo no objection to light housekeeping. Address D. P. II., this oDico. l'OR 8ALK MISCKLIiANEOCS. Adurtleementi under Ml head, four Uiut or Uts, 25 antt for one InttrlUm, 60 centi for three. E IOR BALE-S7.500 B TOl'ILA8 1ST MORT- Eage Bonds aro onerou ror saie Dy No. 1148 N. Y. avo. TJtOR SALE-HORSE AND LAND All-A C stylish Gray Horso, over 10 bands blgh; line harness and not much used; Landau mado by Joyce; aro offered at reasonablo rates on account of owner leaving tho city. E. II. COTTREI.L. 1418 N Y. avo. ' I70H SALE S7S-SPECIAL STAR. Bl-INCn, X silent rachet, 1 nickel, absolutely per feet condition. Address or apply 223 A st s e. roil KKNTHOOMS. Advertisement! tinier thlt head, fourllnetot lett.Sicentt for one Insertion; OO centi for three, HANDSOME FURNISHED ROOMS, EN suite or single, at tho Buckingham, 920 15th Bt n w. overlooking MoPherson Squaro. Choice table. F OR RENT TWO FURNISHED ROOMS, suitable for gentlemen. No. 003 M st n w. COl'NTK V KB A ,T. KSTATK. FOR SALE-ABOUT 17 ACRES ON3D ST n e extendod, on tho lino of tho Eeking ton and Soldiers' Homo Rallwav. being a part ot tbo estate of the late Chief Justlco Chase, now called "Edgewood;" ogood opportunity for Investors. For particulars, price, oto.. lnqnlro of CI1APIN BROWN, SiMl stn w, taff-M LOST AND rOUNl). I OST-APRILIO-IRISH SPANI EL. AIIOU V J J 2 feet high, brown, curlv hair, long oars, quite fat; answers to namo ot Chief. Howard ($3) If returned to 17(7 II st n w. ap!7,0t IIO.VIIUINO. MRS. HINES-"THE ELSMEFtE"-ll03 n st n Wi now plumbing, new f urnlturo; 20 additional rooms; porsonal attention totlio tablo; location centi al, near the Arlington and Wormley's. f27.QJ vXj XAjXc 1115 1' hlroel. Member of WuslitiiKlon h'toi'K ILM'Iiuiig-i. All l11Oi.1l xtix'li mill KectirltleN liouulit ami sold. COMMISSION i:it Ob' J1KKU3. t 8. DUNDY. COMMlOPnEEIWFilR ALL j. States pml Territories, 453 La ave.opp, uiy uau. SjckH &jf6(b&. w Bl'KCIAT, NOTICK. I1KMOVAL. assr THE WEST END NATIONAL HANK OP WASHINGTON Will rcinovo from Us temporary quarters at 10C3 1'cnusylvnnln avenue to Its permanent offices at tlio corner of Nineteenth utrcot and Pennsylvania ave. on MONDAY. APRIL SI, HOC, whero It will lo ready for the tram action of all hanklngbasfnoss. VM. It. RILEY, Pro'ldcnt, GEO. A. McILHENNY, Vlco-1'roMucnt, CHARLES P. WILLIAMS. apUO 2t Ualilci RCJ5T-WOODLKY INN, --5-' 1'ormcrly Washington Inn, Tcmmllytown Road, Will open about MAY 1, 1800, for dally and monthly honrdcrs; also for tbo convenience of tliono who nro driving. Lunohoon and suppors served on a mo ment's notlco. Driving parties must positively havo cards of admission. Apply to JAME8 It. KEBNAN, aplO.lm Proprietor. KSST-ROG'IinALE CO OP. HOCIETYOP THE B DI8T. OF COL. Mombors of this society aro Informed that thoncwTrado Cards (and Lists). Improved and extended, nro now ready for Issuo, Members will return tho old (groen) card, with their addross wrltlcn across tho faco, to any ot IIiobo named below and obtain tho now on payment of tho proper foo. Thero being over -1,000 members who should obtain the new card beforo April 30r.li Instant promptness is advisable. The old card ii of no benejlt after Avrll so. .I.W. HARSHA. Scr.io(nrv.": 006 n st, Cash Room, Treasury Dept, and at 'OB 15th st, at noon ami at -1 o'clock p. m. A.T. I.ongloy,prost,800A st n 0, Agr'l Dept. Smith Thompson, V. P., 18S0 l'nw.A.O. O..WnrDopt. L. Vnndcihocf, Ml Fronoh st, Bureau of Statistics. K. c. Fawcott, 003 Mass avo 11 0, Itli And. Offlca. .1. E. McCahe, 2SM st n c, P. O. Dept. II. W. Smith, 710 II st B w, J. M. Q. O. L. F. Hunt, 1310 S st n w, 6th Aud. Ofllco. L. E. Grlillcy, ',06 L st n w, Reg. Ofllco Tieasury. .lohn Morrison. 415 list n w, Pen. Oflloe. Dr. J01 Jouy, 2418 Pa avo n w, S. G. O. John Finn, 518 23d st n w, A. O. O. O. U. Snyer, Surgeon General's Ofllco. Edward Eaxton, 22511st n 0, Govt. Print ing Ofllco. .1. C. Brown, 7th st and It. I. avo (Drue Store). I). M. Davis, 1013 10th st n w, Ilti. Eng. and Printing. Oliver Dufour. Cashier's Room. City Post- ofllco. John H. Jones, 1520 Cth ot n w, Signal Office. Dr. E. L. Corhln, Second Auditor's Ofllco. J.M.Andrns, 1510 Columbia st, G. L.O., Int. Dept. J. V. Pngo, 1210 F st n w (Grocer). V. J. Young, 340 Spruco st, Sty. Dlv. Troasy. Ecpt W. H. Womersloy, 1720 II st n w, Ofllco Rov. Mar., Trcas. Frank Slbloy, 701 15th st n w, Clgnr Store Hy ordor ol tho exectlvo commltteo qpl7.1m J. W. HARSHA, Secretary.. nT'SUPERIOK WOOD-BURNT LUMP I55 LIME For building rurposes, for solo by JAMES II. McGILL. Dealer In Building Supplies, apl7 1 w 008 to 014 G st. n. W. KJ5J IOE ICE. ICE. " KS? TnE INDEPENDENT ICE I OMPANY Proposo to furnish their patrons tbo coming scasou with tbo BEST QUALITY OF KENNEBEC ICE, as usual, at rates as low, If not lower, than any other city bOUTH OF BOSTON. All Information as to prices nnd contracts will ho cheerfully furnished at the ofllco of the company, 12th st. nnd Pa. avo. n. w. YELLOW WAGONS MARKED INDEPENDENT ICE CO. ap!4,Ct IKEtf-TIin WASHINGTON LOAN AND E' TRUST-COMPANY. CAPITAL 51,000,COO. TEMPOltARYOFFICES. iroi r st n w, previous to tho erection of tho company's building, comer Oth and V Pts n w. MONEY LOANED ON COLLATERAL AND ON REAL ESTATE. Woll secured loans, guaranteed by tho company, for sale. In terest paid. Call on or correspond with us W. B. ROB1SON, Seo. II. II. WARNER, Pros. DIRECTORS. Charles B. Bailey, Oeorgo F. Schafer, James L. Barbour, Thomas Somcrvlllo, George E. liartol, John A. Swopo. Richard W. Clay, .7. 8. Swormstodt, Horace 8. Cummlngs, Hattersloy W. Talbott J. J. Darlington, Georgo Truesdoll, John Joy Edeon. B. n. Warner,' Charles J. Faulkner, A. A. Wilson, Albert 1 Fox, L. D. Wlno.t O. C. Green, S. W. Woodward. William II. Gnrloy, Chas. BonJ. Wilkinson, John B. Lamer, A. S. Worthington. fe2r-00 LADIES! LADIES! LADIES! Mrs. MeCaffertv Is tho onlv hat and bonnet-framo manufacturer In tho olty. Call and seo ber new shapes. Bleaching and firesslng. Straw and feft hats altered to the atest styles. Orders promptly attended to. 1009 G Btreet n. w. DR.wniTE, CHIROPODIST 1416 Fenna. avo., opposite Wlllard'u Hotel. Thousands from far and near visit Dr. White for relief from and avoidance of corns, bun Ions, diseased nails and all other foot troubles. Hours. 8 a. m. to 0 p.m.; Hun days. 9 to 12. Established 1801. Fee. II. K3rWnY NOT HAVE YOUR SniRTS i-7 mado by ono of tho most colobratod cutters in America? Prices same as thoso thlrd-rato cuttors chargo. P. T. HALL, 008 F st n w. PEltSONAr.. Advertltementt under thlt head, four llnet or tea, 2icentifor one Intertlont; 50 centi for three. 'I NSTRUCTIONNDRWaAND .L Painting, in Water, Oil and Mineral colors, at reasonable rates. China Tainting a specialty. Apply 014 18th st. n. w. apU0 3t NOW IS THE TIME. WE WILL PAY "big money" for gents' first-class seo-ond-hand clothing. Address or call at JUSTH'S OLD STAND. C19 D St. n. w. FOK SAI.EIlOU.SKS. Advertisement) under thli head, four llnti or leu, 85 centi for one tntertlon; 60 centi for thru. F OR SALEABAtOAllf'lK SOLD AT once; 2-story and basement brlok houso; 7 rooms and bath; all mod Imps; sltuatod at No. 438 1 st n w; price 84.300; terms one-third cash, balanco 1. 3 and 3 yoars. Apoly to FRANCIS HUFTY. 1301 F st II W. foi7-90 FOR SALE-1N ALEXANDRIA. C ROOM lramo house, Just finishing; nydrantln yard; lot 10x115; snug home; price, $500. Ap ply to ROBERT J. THOMAS, Room No. 2, 013 15th st. JTtOR SALE-FRAME HOU8K 008 IN 25 1 foot alloy, bet Oth and 10th and G and H sts a w; 7 rooms; hall on both floors; closota fronting the Potomao; 15 per cent Invest ment; lot 341 feet lront by 02 deep, 49 feet from Oth st. Apply within. I?01l SALE-TnitEE OF THE CHEAPEST ! bouses In Washington, 100, 108 and 110 11th st u 0; two-story nnd baomont, brown stono trimmings; 7 rooms and bath: eleotrlo bells nnd gas: price, $3,500 each, S500 cash balanco to suit or trade for cood lots. FOIt KKNT MOUSES. Adurttiementi under thlt head, fourllneior lett, 25 centi for one Insertion; 50 centi for three. 170R RENT-UNFURNISnED- 1701RIavenw.l7rsrTT $200 00 1413 Mass ave, 17 rs and stable 200 00 14llKstnw, 13 rs 20000 1022 Vt avo n w. 1U rs 200 00 1011 Conn ave, 15 rs..... 175 00 lltbstox., 15 rs 150 00 liSMstnw, 15 rs 150 00 loco 16th st n w. 11 ra 125 00 lSOHHstnw, 12 rs 113 00 1737Qstnw, 11 rs 10000 1400 L'hapln st n w, 13 rs 100 00 1742 Pstn W.12 rs 100 00 7014 21st nw.l Irs 100 00 ui? vmtn w. 11 rs i Lafayette Square, 15 rs. oiHEstu w, lbrs b333 '170th htnw. strand ilwir. 80 00 5C2E stn w.llrs 75 00 140J Chapin st n w, 12 rs 75 00 817 12th stn w.llrs 04 00 1513 O st 11 w. 11 rs 05 00 942 N Y ave, 10 rs 05 00 915 NY ave, 14 rs 60 00 1101 Nil avo, 10 rs CO 00 102 StouBbton st, 0 rs 55 00 1404 Stonghton st, 9rs 55 00 UOOMoughlonst,'.) rs 55 00 176(1 P st n w. 10 rs 5500 1011Hlggsl'lacc,9lii 5250 Pst, near21st,7rs 50 00 lS0121nt8tnw,8 rs 6000 1140 Ulhst II w. 7 r-s.. 4500 1604Sstll W,0is 45 00 1019 Corcoran st n w, 9 rs 10 00 2032 G st 11 W. 10 rs 40 00 1538 Pierce Place. 9 rs 3100 1!K)9 7th ht n w, btr and dwg 33 00 117IlBtuw,8rs 3500 SttxjQstnw.srs ai33 2804 14th st 11 W.5H 30 00 1028 It 1 avo, 12 ra OllKstsw, Ors 2.150 '.117 E st w. 0 rs 23 50 siOtb ami M st 11 w (Feb.), 5 rs 20 fO 1354 4) sts w. Ors 1300 The above bouses cms bo examined by per mit from our oflico only. THOMAS .7. FISHER CO., 1321Fit,n. w. 17OH RENT TWO BRAND NEW 8IX- I. room framo houses, high and dry loca ' I'nn: near churches and public school In ' Uoloutowu. Inquiro Of A. UEHHEND, iliU st n w FOR SALE! HOUSES. 3-story and basement 10-room brick house; all modern Improvements; sltuato Hccond street, between U and D se. 479 Price, $0,000. S-story frame house, with largo lot; sltuato on Sixth street, between 1! and O so. 277 Price, $3,000. 3-story brick house, containing 0 rooms and bath; etzo of lot, 18x75; sltuato on U 6trcct BW. 403 Price, $0,000. 3-story and back building brick dwelling, containing 10 rooms; all modern Improve ments; situate on corner of Ninth and O streets sw. 483 Price, $3,000. 3-story brick house, 0 rooms and bath; sltuato on L street, between North Capitol and First streets nw. 403 Price, $2,550. 3-story brick houso, containing 13 rooms; nil modern Improvements; sltuato No. 024 K street nw. 428 Price, $10,500. 3-story brick houso, 10 room9; slzo of lot, 2T.xl25; sltuato No. 1423 N st. nw. 231 Prlco, $10,000. 2-6tory and haRcment; brick houso, 7 rooms and bath; sltuato on Now Hampshlru avenne, bet. L and I sts. nw. 4C9 Price, $0,500. 2-story C-room brick house; sltuato on Cleveland avc., bet. 12th and 13th, W and Boundary. 403 Trice, $1,000. 2-story 0-room brick houso, on Wallach Tlacc. 4S1 Price, $4,300. 2-s'tory 0-room brick houeo; situate on Wallach Place. 443 Price, $3,100. 3-story brick houso, containing 11 rooms and bath; and all modern Impiovcmcnts; situate No. 1220 G st. n. w 450 Trice, $15,000. Improved property on the north sldo of G St., wldo front. 444 Price, $35,000. A largo stable property In a doslrahle lo cation; now under lease to good tenant, paying 9 per ccut. 317 Prlco, $23,000. 494 Framo dwolllng, Grant avc., Mount Pleasant. Trice, $7,000. I 490 Four alloy houses, containing 4 rooms; each rent for $15 per month, l'rlco, $0,500. 469 8-room frame house, lot 20x75, on L bt. se. Trice, $2,000. 497 2-story and cellar brick houso, 9 rooms and bath; situate on Columbia Heights. Trice, $10,000. Houses In Alexnnttrln, V11, 3-story brlclc dwelling, 13 rooms, with ofllco annex and largo sldo lots; sltuato on cor. Duko and St. Asaph sts.; lot 78xS9. $5,800. 3-story and back building dwelling, con taining 13 rooms and bath; lot 70x90; sit uate No. 014 Trlnco St. 402 Trice, $0,500. 0-story and back building brick house, containing 13 rooms; situate on southeast cor. Trlnco and Tatrlck sts. 452 Prlco, $3,500. 4-stoiy brlclc dwelling house, built In tho most substantial manner, containing 20 rooms; size of lot 52x113. 391 Trice, $0,500. 2-story and back building brick house, containing 8 rooms, situate on Columbus et., near Trlnco. 453 Trice, $2,400. 498 3-story brick dwelling nouse, con taining 10 rooms and all modern Improve ments; large side yard; sltuato on cor. Washington and Cameron sts., opposite Old Christ Church, Alexandria, Va. This Is the bebt situation In Alexandria. Trice, $8,000. Terms One-third cash, balanco ono and two ycar6. Houses nt rails Clin roll, Vn. A new cottago. situate only 5 minutes' walk from Falls Church stations, W. t O. R. R., Va., containing 0 rooms, bath, pan try, and trunk room; size of lot, 110x150 feet. Price, $3,100. Terms easy. Al.RD A new cottago. sltuato onlv 5 minutes' walk from Falls Church station, W. & O. 11. It., Va., containing, parlor, dining-room, kitchen, 4 bed-rooms, bath, servants' room and attic. Trice, $3,500. Terms easy. VutHut (jroiiml Xortlicust unit South euttt. All ot square 1094 25c " " 1092 25c " " South 1093 35c " " 1030 SOc 11 " 1013 00c Half of " 1111 23c 4 lots " 1080 30c 5 ' 1095 30c 3 " " 1084 35C 1 " " 1107. 20e 5 " " 1072 35c 1 " ' 1037 371c 4 " " 1003 40e 1 " " 1045 42c 1 " " 1080 50c 1 " " 1038 50c 3 " " 1020 SOc 2 " " 1098 25c 11 " ' 1057 00c 2 " ' 812 SOc 10 " 1039 40c 7 " " 1003 C2Jc -AND- WHOLE SQUARES -IN- ROSSLYN. Building Lots in all sections of the City. FRANCIS HUFTY Real Estate Broker, 1301 V.Strti t, Wuihluston, O. C. loST-M j'ltoiMts.tr.s. T)l(('POHALS K'llt MIM K I. .NKOt'SHl'i. J PLIES. Po'lufllco iir ment, W.ni, . Ingtnn. I). C , April 17, 180O -nn od propo-.iH will lin rccolvcd at thl Pe'iulrncnt tinf't SATURDAY, THE17TII DAY OFMAY.1BII0. nt 12 o'clock noon, at wblnh lime and pin. they will bo opened In thu presonco of bid tiers or their authorized niruiitn or attorneys fordoing tlmnec(sry painting In tho Dr tmrtrr nnt, fur winding and keeping the olorksi In repair und fm furnishing snoh ooal. wood, loo, carpet-, chairs, ontion. ulolh (for map mounting), 1 oop, I'lostt paper. matohes, dnM ct wlil-k ami torn bnwrns, lek and wale- Saper biifktts und forum-, nimay bo orJrn-it nrltigllio flKral year liolnnlng Jnly 1, IWJ, and ending Juno w 1i0i Ill.Unro nlsolo vlled for the piinilnno of tho waste napci from th I'nstufllee Depttrlmont, Money Order building and Marlnl's Hall and i'oi' washing tciwrls. Blanks for proposals, with Btioelflcntlun-' giving detailed statement of tho requirements to be mot In respect In each article, anil also tlio otttmatcu quail titles probably In be required (if each, ami flvlng full ItiNtrnrtli'tii 111 to tho manner of lidding and nmlli Litis in bo observed by bidders, will be furiilihi'd on application to tbo Superintendent and ' Isburslng Clerk, I'ostofllco Depuitment. Wellington, D. (" Tho PostmiiMcr-Omcrnl roscrvMtbo rlghf to reject any ornll bids, lo walro technical defects and to accept Kiiy part of any bid and retort thoothcrpsrt JOHN WAN -MAKEIt. PostmiHler Oclicral aplO,28.ml,10 PROPOSAIJJ FOR BTATIONERY.-WAH Department, Washington. 1). C, April 12, 1690. t-calcd proposals, In duplicate, sub ject to tho nsual conditions will bo received nt this office until 1 o'clock p. m. THCIts UAY.MAY ia 18JO. ror lumisntng stationery for Iho War Department und Its Burcaui lu Washington, during tho fiscal year ending; Juno 30, 1S9I Illank forms of rropiali, showing tho Items and estimated (innntltlo-t required, together with circular relating thirolo, will ) furnlihcdon application to this ofllco. lllds will hu considered on each Item lepnratcly. bidders Hro notified that, no award or formal uoeoptanco of any bid nndcr tills ndvcrtlsemont will bo mado until Congress makes an appropriation from wbleh tbo supplies called for can bo purchased. Proponnls must bo Indorsed on tho outside of tho envelope, "Proposals for tatloncry,"anil nddrcseedtoM It TIIOUP, Chief SnprlyDI Tl'lon pl6.17.18.i9.m7.H PROPOSALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS sup plies. War Dcpa rtment, Washington. D. O., April 12. 1890. Sealed proposnl'.ln ilimil cite, subject to tho nsnul conditions will bo tocolved at this ofllco until 1 O'CLOCK P M MONDAY, MAY 20. 1KW), for lurnlshlng "Mis cellaneous fcuppllos," consisting or Ilrooms, Ilruehcs, Soaps, Towel", etc., otc, for tho War Department nnd Its bureaus In W.11I1 Ington, during tho fiscal yeafondlng Juuo 30, ltui. Ulnnk forms of 1 roposals, showing tho Items and estimated quantities required, to gether with Instruction)) to bidders, will hi furnished on application tq this ofllco. DIcN will bo considered on each Itom separately. Didders are notified that no award or formal accoi.tancoot any bid under this advertise ment will bo rraria until emigres makes ait appropriation from whlohlhosuppllosc.illcil for can ho purchased. Proposals mtiit bo endowed on Iho oulsldo of tho envelope, "Proposals for Mlcollaneous Stippllos," and nddrcsecd to M. R. THOIIP. Chief Supply 1)1 vision. aplf),17,ie,19,ml9 2 l'Olt SAI,n ANO KI1NT. TDEAL ESTATE UULLET1N THOMAS E. WAOOMAN,017I'stieet. Changes m&de Wednesdays and Saturdays. 3-STORY 11HICK AND FRAME HOUSES FOIt SALE. Oth st, bet K and Lstsn w 130,000) G23 and G25 H st n wjbhand Shonses roar 2X00O CISIstnw, bb, ml, 12 rs lQ.COO 1013 10th stn w. toh, ml, 10 rs l.'.oc!) 207G stn w, bb.m 1,10 rs fl.onn 1128 Oth stn w, bb, 0 rs R.000 223 Indiana avo n w. bb, Ors 7.'iOO 1731 19th stn w, bh, Ors 7,500 1229 Mass avo n w, I h,8rs r.'tto 33Istnw,bb, 11 rs 0.VX1 2-STORY BRICK AND FRAME HOUSES TOVt SALE. 1015 E Cap st.bh.0rs $m) 607 and 509 Va avo and 900 5th st and 2 unimproved lots, so 1,500 210 to 222 13th st and Ky avo, bet S C nvoandllstso 1,000 321 to 323) Dstsc, f h, Ors J.ono 3020lhst so.bh.O rs..... 3,0V 1418N J nvon w.f b,0 rs 1.00-1 615 11th st s o, bh, 8 rs...... s.w 909 and 911 1st so. f Ii, 5 rs 2,500 Alley bet Oth and 7th, O and E sts S 0, bh,3rs 1.500 7 Hopo in os e, bh, 4 rs.., ,. 1,000 UNIMPROVED PROPERTY FOR SALE. Ter foot. O st, bet 1st and 3d sts 11 w..t S H5 N ecor Va ave and 22dstn w 75 O st, bet 2d and 3d n o ,. LO S w corfldandLstsn e & 50 B and C. 20th and 21st sts n w 41 Mount Pleasant 10 6th st. bet Va ave and Gftso...., 30' Cor 13th undEmporia sIs.Drooklaiid. it! Ilrookland IO 1st st, bet O and P sts s w 10 HOUSES FOR RENT. Per month. Two "Maltby." N.J. ave and B st n w.. 20271 stn w,22rs $100 00 715Cthstnw, 13 r 10000 8052 P st n w. 13 rs. fur 60 00 1128 12th stn w, 13 rs. .....1 75 00 MCBtnw, 12rs U300 901 21st st n w, 12 rs 40 00 H16Tst n W.7IB 3500 707 E Capst.Ors 33 0(1 120311thstnw.7ts 33 00 1224 H stn 0, Ors 20 00 38 DefreesBtnw, 7rs 13 30 1302 41 EtSW, 6 rs 13 30 215Lstnw.5rs 13 00 1005 Q st n w. 5 rs 13 00 C210M.sw.Brs 13 OO 028MdavoBW,4rs H 00 43-1 lststsw, lira 1.'30 1202 to 1210 Del ave s w, 5 rs 10 31 11 Fat Terrace, s c. 4 rs S 30 nEAL ESTATE INVESTMENT. Sate as U. B. bonds: 5 per cent,, payable quarterly; in sums of 81,000. LOANS. In sums to suit at 0 per cent. The above Is only n portion of tbo property on my books. For full list call at office for bullous. Issued on the 1st and 13th. Directory of Lawyers and Law Firms HAPIlLTARRnJGTON?'' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 505 D streetnorthwebt, Washington, D. C. Wobstor Law Building. Residence, 1218 H street northwest. w EBB & WEBB, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS, 406 Fifth Street, Wasuc-oto.n, D. U. William B.Webb. Henry Randall Webb, John bldney Webb. feb27.dJfci-.tf WOODBURY WHEELER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 321 and 323 4 st Cbauncoy Building, near Louisiana ave., Washington, D. C. Practices in tho Courts of the District and ot Prince George's County, Md. fc.7-d&.S,tf T EON TOBRINER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 322 Four-and-a-half street n.w.,noar City Hall, Washington, D. O. fe27-d.SS.tt "IT S. BERLIN, ATTORN E Y-AT-L A V. Room 21. 472-478 LouUlana Avenue J fc27-d&Btf Washington,! ST. PHILLIPS. J.-O.ZAC1IRY, F. D. McKENNEY. PHILLIPS, ZACnRY & McKENNEY, Attorneys at Law, fe27-90 Snn Building. F st T ALTHEUS JOHNSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, fo27-dstt 408 Fifth Strivt BIOXUY TO LOAN. S" C. HILL, REAL ESTATE AND LOANS. , Bargains in all port of tbo city. Life and Flro Insurance. Corner 8th and Fsts n w. Lo Droit Building. "11,1 ONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE OK JiJL flret-class securities at lowest rates ot Interest. No delay where security Is good. O. O. GllEEN, 803 7thst.n.w. MONEY' TO LOAN ON GOOD SECURITY. TITLE CO..470Laae. MONEY, IN ALL SUMS, TO LOAN ON HEAL ESTATE SKCUHIl'Y, AT 5 AND 8 PER CENT. M. M. PARKER, 1118 Fet. INSTALLMENT LOANS-WE ARE Au thorized by the Cnltod Security Lif. 'a suranco and Trust Company of Phlwdoti to advance money on Improvad proport Washington up to 73 per cent, of uotu.il mar ket value, Willi or without llfo lusuriauo. Iaans naTable lu monthly or quarterly In atiillments. running 3, 10, IS or 20 yiMrs . 11 I jS" M' ONEY TO LOAN in rams to tnu On Approved Real Estate Security . IB, H. WAKNEU A CO., SWVst.B.W. .tii'H' . J, t!?' --aatow.., liqjladilfrflj