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THE EVENING OBITIO, "WASHINGTON, D, 0., TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1885.
Eoston Dry Goods House.
OUR HOUSEFURNISHING DEPARTMENT
Doslres to Call Attention to the Following Very Low Prices In
Ready-Made Bed wear.
14-incli Damask Stair Linen
16-Inch Danu sic. Stair Linen
10-Inch Damask Stair Linen
20-lnchJwllleil Stair Linen
2ixtf RtaJy-Made Sheets, 55o.
2x2tf Poquot Sheets, 7lo.
5-4 Best rillow Cases, per dozen, $2.30.
Full-Sized Bolster Cases, 40c.
6-4 Pillow Cases, four rows of tucking.
40c. each; $4.50 per dozen.
5-4 Pillow Cases, trimmed with Laco and
Hamburn Embroidery, 50c, each; $5.50
Cambric Pillow Shams.
Elegant Line or Cambrio Pillow Shams,
75c, 90c, $1, $1,50, $2, $2.75, $3 75,
and $5 per set.
Cambrio Pillow and Bolster Shams, In
sets, $3.50, $6 and $8 per set.
JWoocLward & Lottuop Boston Dry Goods House
921 Ponna. Avonuo. 912 D Stroot.
PURE AND ECONOMICAL.
N. W. BTJRCHELL, '
1325 F STREET.
PEACE I PEACE! PEAOE!
WItBON'B CELEBRATED WHISKY,
DUFJfX MALT WI1ISKY,
ROYAL OREAII AND OAUINET WHISKY,
Ctr. Tlilr.1 nml A Nlrccla a. o.
BBOMfflG & MIDDLETON,
Yholeeale and lletatl Doalors ta
Groceries.Fine Wines, &c.
AGENTS FOB WIIRNER'B
A Puro American Wine. All the beet Forolitn
Cordials and Hitters. We aro also Agents tor
tbo Celebrated OLYBHIO WATEI1, soil
Calvin Shafcr's Wild Cherry Rock and Rye
' 00 TO
McCAULEY & DELLWID,
200 I'enna. nvo. east, ana to
DELLWIG & McCAULEY,
Cor. 2J and a sts. n. o.,
foii rniiE'iioouA, java, maraoaido and
WHEN YOn AllB JiUYIMO
TEAS, COFFEES -AND SPICES,
Remember yoa can et llitm lit New York Prices
American Tea Store,
COll.BKVKNTIC AND I BT8.
M Alt HO UK a IliUllLTUN,
JTLOmt, WnE ANIHlllOOKItYMEItCJHANTU
(114 to (110 Pcnna. avouuo.
1323 F Street N. W Opp. tlio Ebbltt,
WANIIINHTOIV, I). C.
Tno Claroudon, Saratoga Snrlnss, N. Y.)
C. LOSEKAM, Proprietor.
Old Established Ladici' and aeutlemon's
Oyster Saloon & Restaurant,
1010 PENN. AVE. AND ELEVENTH BT.
HARVEY & HOLDEN, Proprietors.
''HARVEY," the orlslnotor ot tho Steamed,
101 NEW YORK AVENUE, oor. 14th street
Permanent and transient guests accommo
dated, Oars to all ports ot the city pass tbe
MRS. M. J. COLLEY, Proprietress.
W. II. IlOWERS, B. 0. BOWERS.
Broadway and 40th Stroot,
HOtVEHW 11IIOH1EIM, IToprlclorn.
W. H. HARROVER,
SIS SEVENTH BTREET NORTHWEST,
STOVES, RANGES and HEATERS,
BTQVE wl FURNACE REPAIRS.
Roman Awning Stripes.
Roman Awning Stripes, 31 Inches wide, 5
cholco styles, only 25c. per yard.
1,000 yards 32-Inch Fancy Striped Sat
teen Ticking for Furnlturo Coverings,
Awnings, Mattresses, etc., only 23o.
Madras Curtain Scrims.
1,000 yards 40-Inch Madras Curtain
Scrims, seven choice striped patterns
In Madras effects of flowery designs,
only 25c. per yard.
1,000 yards "Feather-Proof" Ticking,
worth 18c; only 15c per yard.
(Third Floor Taks tlio Elevator.)
ON TOP AQ-AIN!
B. & 0. Limited,
. HOW ARE YOU?
" FafittBt Tiaina in tin World. "
Tho Ncv Schedule just In effect upon
tho D. &. 0. is lieyond par
To Chicago 22 h. 55m.
raster than An; Otbor Limited.
To Cincinnati 16h. 15m.
Four Hours rastirtaon Any Otbor Limited.
To St. Louis 27h.
Over an Hour l'aitor than Any Other Limited.
To Pittsburg 9h. 30m.
Over an Hour l'iitir than Any Otbor Llmltod.
Compare tho Schedules.
Magnificent New Duffels, Family Room,
Sleeping, Parlor, Dining Cars and Elo
flant Day Coaches.
Sol Trains Throtli Witbout Wnwj,
In accordance with Ilia D. &. Q.'s well
established principle, so widely different
from that In practioe upon other lines
running limited trains, there Is on all 0.
& 0. Limited Trains
No Doubling of Rates 1 1
B. &. 0. Ticket 0,11 tea: GI9 and 1351
Penna, Ave., and Depot, corner New Jer
sey Avenue and C Street,
THE MINISTER'S PIE.
"Look hero, Sallyl"
Jin. Deacon TarroU brnjliod the flour
from tier hands, calling, moatiwhllo, a com
tnccnt cjo over tlio woil-flllod kltchon
tabic, with Its generous array of unbaked
pits ami cakes, tuo plump turltoy atuffod
ami trussed, ready for to-morrow's baking,
and tlio big chicken plo to which hor skill
ful Angers had Just put tlio finishing
touches, as sbo repeated, rathor tnoro do
cldrdly: "look here. Sally I Thoro's onough
chicken left, with tbo glblota that t novor
put in my own plo, bcaittio tho deacon
don't relish 'em tor make a Thauksglvln'
plo for tlio minister's folks. T.von't nood
tor bo very IsrRo," sho addod, In roply to
Sally's doubtful look. "Only tho mlnli-
tcr ami ins who anu you can naico it in
Hint smallest yallcr dish. Now, I'm gotn'
up stairs to look over tbom rug rat, an'
jou mako it an' bako It right o(T, so't
I can send It oyer by tbo deacon. Ho's
got tcr go out to tbo Corner this aftornoon
an' can tako It along as well as not."
Bbo bustled out of tbo door, but tho
next moment, seized, perhaps with a sud
den pang of compunction, sho put her
bend In niraln. to sav wnrnlnolv:
"i!o stito that you put In a good parcel
of gravyi that'll keep It from boln' dry, If
'tis half giblets."
"Yes'ui," answered Sally, briskly, anil
ratchlng up the rolling-pin sho brought it
down with an emphasis upon a lump of
dough upon tho mold hoard.
As tho slalrway door closed bohlml hor
mistress, Sally dropped tho rolllng-ptn, and
a look of perplexity crept over hor dull
faro, making it ten timos inoro stolid than
usual, whllo sho rcpoalcd, luludlcrons be
wilderment: "(llblots I What, In all creation, If any
body can tell me, docs sho mean by thorn ? '
Involuntarily sbo took a step forward,
but checked herself as quickly, whllo n
running snillo replaced tho look of porplox
tty, and sho muttered triumphantly :
"I guess I ain't a goln' tor coufoss my
ignoranco tcr tho deacon's wlfo, an' hoar
her cay, as sho always does, Two terms lu
'cademy, Sally, an' not know that ?' No,
Ina'm 1 not whllo thoro's a dictionary In tho
8o, softly creeping Into tho adjoining
sitting-room, Sally hastily opened tho big
dictionary on tho deacon's writing-desk
nnd began her search for tho mysterious
"G-I-b hero 'tlsl'' and sho roid aloud,
with an nlr of triumph, tho following
' Thoso parts of a fowl that aro romovod
beforo cooking tho heart, gizzard, llvor,
"That's HI 'heart, gizzard, liver and so
forth,"' sho repeated joyfully, as sha re
traced her steps to tho kltchon nnd begau
v,lth gieat alacrity to All, according to di
rections, tbo minister's pic: keeping up,
meanwhile, a running firo of commout for
her own special benefit.
"Six gizzards! Well, that's rathor
'sleep,' as Dan Watson would say. Hut I
guess tho deacon's wlfo knows; if sho
don't, 'taint nono o' my business. Six
hearts I Thorn's small, an tuck Into tho
comers handy. Six livers I Sooms tor mo
they don't fill up much I " nnd sho glanced
with a porplcxed air ut a plln of denuded
chickcn-boucs that formed hor only re
source. "Now, I wonder," with a sudden In
spiration, "what that 'and so forth' mcint?
Hero's 'hearts, glz7nrds and livor," plenty
if 'cm, but no 'and so forth,' an' tho plo
alnt moro'n two-thlids full yet. It must
mean," nnd sho cast a bewildered look at
tho half-filled pie, "the chh-ken's legs. I
nmi litiniu tinliAiliT fnp tit, . mil I nM
but that must bo what it means, as thoy'li
Just fill It up."
No sooner thought than dono. In wont
tho three pairs of stout yellow legs, upon
which their unfortunato ownorshad strut
tid so pioudly only a day before; on went
tlio well-rolled dough, covering them from
sight, and Into tho oven wont tho minis
ter's pie, Just as tho mistress of tbo liouso
re-entered, her kitchen, and with an ap
proving glanio at tho snowy pastry, re
marked encouragingly: "That plo looks
icol neat, Sally. I shouldn't wonder If In
tlmo you camo to bo qnlto a cook,"
It was Thanksgiving morning, and Mlsi
ratlcnco I'rlnglo stood at tho minister's
back door. To bo euro It was rather early
for callers, but Miss Patlcnco was, as sho
often boasted, "ouo of tho kind that novor
stood on ceremony." Indeed, sho didn't
tontidcr It necessary even to knock beforo
sho opened tbo door, nlthougu sho was
thoughtful enough In oponlng It to do so
safely. Tho minister's wifu was just taking
from tho oven a nowly-warmed chicken
pic, which sho nearly dropped from her
bunds, so startled was sbo by tho .sharp,
shrill voice so closo to .her car.
''Good mornin', Miss Graham, rjalnt
been to breakfast yet, I soo; we had ours
half an hour ago. I know my mother usol
tor cay that If anybody lost an hour In tho
morning tboy might clmso after It all day
and not ketch up with it thou. That's a
good-looking pie; pretty rich pastry, though,
for a ihlckou plo. I don't novor put much
sborteuln' In anything of that kind, It's
rich enough lnsldo tcr mako up. Bat
jou'ro young, and have a good many things
to learn yet. I run In ter sco If you could
spnromoa cup of yeast; mlno soured, an'
tho last batch of bread I inado I had tcr
throw to tho hogs."
"Certainly," and a roguish smllo flitted
over tho fair faco of tbo minister's wife at
this specimen of her moddlcsomo nolghbor's
own economy. But sho had learnod tho
rare lesson ofajudiclous,sllouco, and taking
tbo cup that Jllss Fatienco pioducod from
beneath her shawl, sho bado hor visitor bo
fcalcd whllo sho left the room to got tho
As her steps died away Miss Patlonco
rolselcssly nroeo from her soat, aud, ap
proaching tho dresser upon which tho plo
ttcod, peered curiously Into tbo apertures
in tbo crust, her sharp faco oxprosslng eager
"1 11 bet a nlncpenco sho didn't know
enough tcr put crackers iu. I wish I ould
git ouo look, Just ter satisfy my own
mind,' Bho added. And, determined to
accomplish her object, at all hazards, sbo
ran a knifo deftly around a small portion
cf tho edge, and, Inserting four lumiisitlvo
fingers, lifted tbo brown crust and took a
gllmrco of tho contents.
A look of unmitigated disgnst passed
over her faco. Dropping Into a convenient
cbair, eho actually groaned aloud : "Well, I
never! an' wo payln' that man $u00 a yoar,
besides a donation party tit Christmas.
Unscrupulous Mis. Graham, ns bIio re
turned with tho yeast, was somewhat puz
zled by tbo Buddon frostluoss of her guest,
who hurried out of tho liouso as If somo
dreadful contagion had haunted It; bat
when tho minister, In carving tbo plo that
tbo deacon's wlfo bad ecnt, made two curi
ous discoveries almost simultaneously, tho
reason for Miss I'ntlonco's altond demeanor
was roada plain, and tho young pair In
dulged In a hearty laugh that inado tho old
Eareouago ring llku a peal of Thanksgiving
Tbo Tuesday following was tho regular
day for tho weekly toivlng circle, aud sel
dom had that luterrstiug gathering proved
to lively and animated us on this occasion.
Miss 1'atlnnio was In tho Hold bright and
early, aud It was ovldout ut a glance, to
those who kuow hor best, that sho was well
nigh bursting with conio Important secrot
that sbo was only waiting a fitting oppor
tunity to dlvul.u. That opportunity was
not Jong coming, for Mrs, Deacon I'arrell,
who was a constitutional croaker, took oo
cjsIou to say, in reference to tbo bard
"Tho Deacon has beon tryln' tcr tollect
tho church tax, an' bo aiys ho novor found
money fo light lu all tbo j ears ho's Ilvod
licit. It's us hard ter got live dollar now
as ttusid lir ho ten cloUnis,"
"And no wonder," snolui up Miss Pa
tience, with the stony Mvctlty of a sphynx.
"Vcu can't expect folks tor llko pay lit' out
their money when they tee It fairly thrown
away an' wasted."
Kvcrybody looked curious, nnd nouio of
tho younger girls began to bridle defiantly.
Tbo minister's sweet young wlfo was uvi-dcnlly-a
favorite with them, at least.
"What do yon meau by that?" asked
Mrs. Deacon, pointedly. "Miss Urabatu is
young and Inexperienced, to bo sure; but, as
llio dtacon was saying puly yesterday, she
does very well, Indeed, conslderln'."
Mlssl'ullcucu tossed her head knowingly,
'I don't waut ter say uothln' to hurt her,
but llvlu' next door, as I do, I can't always
blip coiln at.' hcartn' things that other
folks can't bo expected to know about, a.'
when I see an' kuow things llko"
Thcro was an ominous pauso, and tho
deacon's wlfo atked, excitedly:
"Chicken pics, with tho legs and feet of
tho chicken bakid In I "
Had a thundorbolt fallen among thorn, It
could not Imvo caused groator surprtso to
theso tidy, thrifty Now England liouso
kcopcts thnivtbli dreadful revelation of tho
Incapacity of tho pastor's young wlfo.
"Aro you aura of It?" gasped ouo matron,
breaking tbo Bllcnco.
"1 know It for a fact," was solemnly ro
turntd. "Chicken legs In a plo I "
"Sho's a born fool I " ejaculated tho doa
con's wife, Indignantly, "and I'm thankful,
for her poor husband's sako, that I sent hor
ovcrosoof inv tiles yesterday. Tnoy had
to tbrow hers away,ofcourto, and Its lucky
that ho didn't htvo tcr go without his
Tbankiglvlu' breakfast on account of hor
Ignoramo and shlftloKsness."
"How did ou know about tho hlo?"
atkid ononf tho girls.
Mlts 1'allenco bristled defiantly. "That's
nobody's buslues but my own I'' sbo re
torlcd, tartly. "I don't go nround to Hud
out things that don't conceru mo, I'd Invo
you know; but when they aro thrown right
nlo my face, as you might say, I don't
but my oyes nn moro'n other folks."
Justhcto thedoor opened and In walked
tbo subject of their conversation, her pretty
faco glowing with tbo hasto sho bad made,
and a mischievous twtnklo lu her brown
eyis that nobody noticed so r ecu pled woro
thoy In hldtrg tbo confusion that bor sud
den entranco had crcatod.
Walking up to tbo tabln wboro most of
tho ladles woro sitting, alio salutod thorn
cordially, and then, holding out upon tho
tip of ono slender finger a well-worn silver
thimble, sbo said, archly:
"Where do you tbiuk I found your
thimble, Miss Patlonco ?"
So pleased was Miss Patlonco to regain
her lost treasure that sbo forgot for a mo
ment all her assumed dignity, and ex
claimed joyfully: "Woll, I declare, I am
glad to sco that thlmbloonco morel I told
Mary Jaua that I folt sura I bad It on my
finger wbon I tan Into your houso Thanks
givln' mornin' nrtcr that yeast. But whon
1 got homo It wan't nowhere to bo found.
Now, where did you find It?"
Her shrill, high volco bad attracted tho
attention of all In tbo room, and overy
body looked up curiously as tho minister's
wlfo replied, with an Inuocent smllo: "In
tho chicken pio that our gocnl frlond bore"
and sbo nodded brightly to Mrs. Farroll
"tent me. licit tho plo ou tho dresser
when I went down collar after your yeast,
and as eoon as I camo back I put it on the
table, and when my husband cut It, thoro
wss your thlmblo In It. How could It
bavogot there? It Is certainly vory mys
Silence, dead, profound, yot oh how ter
ribly significant to tho deacon's wlfo and
her spinster neighbor, fell upou tho group.
This was apparently unnoticed by MrJ.
Graham, who, with a playful admonition to
Mlrs Patience tn tako hotter caro of hor
thlmblo In future, began an animated con
versation with tho ladies nearest lur that
soon restored the company to their wontod
eaco and good humor..,
But poor Miss l'lllencol Sbo novor
heard tho last of that lost thimble, whllo
tl.o deacon's wife, to tho day of hor death,
never tiustcd any hands but hor own to
mako pics for her, minister. Tho Catoror,
HEW JERSEY FRBHOH.
i:xrrtcucMirnu luiincent Iesiiilto
Killer In ii rrncli Itesttiitrmit.
A New Jersey countryman eat aown In a
faelitocablo restaurant on Hroadnay, says the
AVit l'otk JtialJ, picked up tho menu, whlou
vim plentifully lnterlardeu with French
dither, or dishes with a French name, clincoJ
It over and then said to tlio waiter!
"Duru jour furrln' things! llrlngmeagood,
rejuare dinner: roast beel and based potatooa.
bread and butler, vegetables ot nny klod, u
cun ot coffee, nnd pdddlug, and plo to top off
His wants woro attondod to, and whllo ho
was doing lull Justice to tno meal neogala
tontr up tno menu and commenced to study It.
"Menu I liemr'sald he, "I suppose tllit
moans bill ot tare. Well, lot's see. I will
tackle nn ot tbesnbere furrln Jawbreaker,
Just to tell motber ami tho girls about It. Here,
oung tdllotv, orlogmo tonio ot that," point
ing ft lili his lorn at "narlcots de poraau
cratln en cocotta a la llostonlenne." "Jt it's
ns long as the nanio I guess it'll Ull mo up.
There's comeibloz about portilu It, aud pork
Is my ravorlte uleli."
Iliewalteremlled and brought him a little
oval dish ot baited boaus nnd pork, supposed
to be in lloetou style, The) granger ojej It
wonderlngly, aud men Bald:
"ei, i a ueaurnea irtuatuoesn tuoatmel
Bo that's what yeiu call narrycoats and all tho
rest, la it J Ooshl but won't the gtrls laugn
vlien I tell 'em about IU" And bo slapped
bis knee and haw-baw'od so that a young rol
low opposite Jumped and spilled his coffeo
down his shirt tront. Tlion, turning to tho
waiter, lie astonished tnat party by asking, In
"Buy, young fellow, did any ot theso here
barrycenis get awuy whtlo you was a-Drlng-Ing'em?"
ALL, EFFORTS IH VAIH.
Hliy They Citu't Cnfeli n 1111
from Mia Jluiiiimout Top.
Apropos ot tho attempt ot a number ot ball
tlayera lo catcli u ball ilroppod from tho tip
ut tbe Waehtegton Monument, and tho opin
ions cxpreffed as t) tbo ability ot any ouo to
Bicompllsli tbe feat, tbo question arises 1( any
fit them bas an idea ot tbo velocity nemtred
by a ball dropped from a height ot S5U (eet
by tbo time It strikes tbo ground,
Tbe experiment was tried by Faul nines
Bnm Trctt, Olmrllo Hoydor, I'll II Uikor and
cjlliero, but nono succeeded lu holding It.
Mow tho Oct Is that a ball no dropped bas a
velocity ot 187 feet per second whon tt strikes
tbo ground. This velocity can bo better com
prrhended by com paring it with a batted ball.
The Ion. eet bit wblcb tbe writer bas any
knowledge ot was made by (loorgo Wright ut
Indianapolis, when Ibeiball struntc thaffrmind
n lew Inibco over 200 yards, Tbo ball, lu
thie Instance, was bit Into tbe air at an auglo
ot about -15 uegrees-tho most favorable auglo
lor a long hit.
Without giving tho formuln, I will state that,
ns near as can be calculated, the angle and
the distance being gHen, tbo Initial velocity
otlboball In thUiaso Is round to bo about
1011 feet per second.
Allowing tho same ball tihavo bson hit In
tho tamo direction, at tbe enmo angle, wltn
euDIcleut lorco to give It tbo samo velocity at
tho storting point tnat it acquires In tailing
from tno Monument top, It would liavo gono
Would any ot tho players llko t) Uko hold
rtrillDHblt, or tlio same lorce, at shut Hold?
A DACCHAHALIAU bird.
Tlic Cnnnry Tluit NIiiun "We Won't
do Homo 'Till Jlloruluir.
A tiny yellow-ieatnered canary bird stopped
eating hemp eeed and began cocking his head
on ono elde, then scratching lis till with ono
claw the liim begau to sing In (lute-llko tones
"Wo won't Oo Homo Till Morning." Hvory
notewaBns truo and prompt as a French
music-box, Pesptto tho n. (mated appear
nncoot tho songster It was so unnatural to
bear tbe royitsrlog eocg ot tho bacchanals
i banted by v. canary that the bystander
looked suspiciously around to llnd the music
box that was plaj mg tbo tunc Tho bird us
longs to L, D, Moot-Ice, tbo watchmaker on
WtucoDBln street, aud ho explained tbo modus
operandi by which the llttlo eougstcr ac
quired its surprising faculty.
He eald that tno bird had been brod by him
cell, bclog a common canary. Too parent birds
werechonen with reference to volumoot volco
und quality. "As aoou as tho bird was him,"
he said, "tho education was begun, A mouth
organ was the educator employed. Ueglnnlng
thus early It was eight montbs beroro the o lu
rstlou wub completed. Tho bird can elng 'Wo
Won't Oo Home 'Till Morning' faultlossiy'but
there lis acquirements end. It has never noir.l
any otter noiig. Tnat timo was played at tho
1 ird three times n day on an organ, It Is a
roinmon canary, and Is valuable nn accouut ot
it superior i-uucauoo, lusomucu tnat I was
offend 15 for It a tew days ago. Igniraut,
common cararles sell tor 91, which proves
conclusively that thoro Is nothing lostbyodu
latins them," fMllwnukeo Wisconsin,
nrmltinlly Uolni; Dotrii.
It la known that tho Atlantic Ooaet between
Cape Ilatteiraa and Capo Uod has been sinking
cteudlly tor centuries, and It la within tho
beiundnot probability that boforo'JO 10 yoara
have claneeil tho cities ot Now York aud
Urooklyn may be under water. When tho
Dutch colonized Maunuttan l.lind 200 years
ngr, the Indians told them that lu the time ot
iheirgrandfathers that it wob possible to cross
Hell Ditto dry ebod trom one bank to tho otbor,
l'rcrescnr Ouyot estimated that the lowering
ot tbe Atlantic Ooast was twenty two and one
halt Inches every century. At thoeamo time)
It is certain that the greater portion ot the
American continent Is rising, white tho conti
nent of Australia Is certaluly stoking. Uoa
ion Journal ot Commerce.
Ik all kinds and degrees ot sprains SiWatlon
Oil, with rest, will effect a speedy cure, l'rlco
"Jllslll'W OKI HflUIll,"
Clio D st. n. w buys gents eocoul-banj
I ilolhlng. Koto by mat) attondod to,
ANOTHER LINCOLN RELIC.
ltemlnlsceiico or llin I'enco Negro.
tlnllnilN of 18(11.
Tho following dispatch, written by Frosldent
Lincoln's own band, has beon added to tho
Aldttch collection In tho Iowa Btate Library I
Washington, July 15, 1801,
TAt lion. Hor act OrttUy, A'io i'ork :
I suppceo you received my letter of tbo Otb,
I have Jutt received yours ot tbo IBtd, and am
disappointed by It. I was not oxpocilng you
to send mo a letter, but to bring me n man or
men, Mr. Hay goes to you with my nnswor to
yours ot thpisth. a, Lincoln,
Tim accompanying letter trom tbo donor,
tho Hon, James Harlan, will explain thor
oughly Ibo occasion tor tbo dlspatcn
COUHT elF COSlMlCSIONETtS OF AI.AnAMA
CLAIM8, WABIIINUTON, L. C, April 10, IBM,
To Ms Amej Atar librarian, Del tloina, lowai
During the early part of last month I rocctved
n letter trom tho Hon. Charles AMrlcti, of
Webster City, luwa, expressing nn earnest de
(lie to procure somo autograpn writing ot tho
late President Abraham Lincoln--oven, as he
nald, It it should not contain more than two or
'breo linns to place with bis collection In the
Iowa Btnto Library, I hare, at length, been
able, through tho Hon. lloberl T, Lincoln, to
pre euro a ebon document actually wrltieu
wlib his own hand by that Illustrious dittos
man, and tr-dny forward It by express, ad
dressed the' Hon. Charloa Al Ulch, caro Uwa
Mate Librarian, Ilea Moines, Iowa," I sond It
thuMnuttntiileb tho rlt&nt loss, ns I doubt
my ability to procure another ot llko char
acter. This document, though only anautsgraplt
telegram, Is e.r consldorablo historic Interest,
It Is n part ot tbe correspondence between
l'recldettLlecoln nnd the Hon Horace Oreo
ley relating to n pretended proposition for
I once, coming, as Mr. (Irceley supposed, trom
iho Confederate authorities through the Con
federate Coloneft Jacob Thompson and Clement
C, Clay, then on tho Canada border. They
atkrd leave, It was Bald, to visit Washington
lo confer ou tbo subject, I happon to know
that tho President had no confidence in tho
good faith ot this prolenslon. Mr. Orooloy,
bowovcr, cutettalned tho oppeslto opinion,
Tho I'resldent therefore sent him to sea them,
with authority to bring them to Washington,
provided ho found them In possession ot
authority from tho so-called oontederato nov
el nment to mako propositions for peace on
terms conceding tho union ot all the States.
Hut Mr. Oreelev's mission proved to be abor
tive, becaueo those pretended ambassadors
were found to bo destitute ot nny authority
whatever to propose tormsot penco. Their
pretension In this respect was simply a rush
to secure eafo conduct across tbo country to
Itlchmond, and thus avoid danger of capture
by our blockado rquadrons should tnoy go
around by soa. Henco tha quiet sarcasm of
tbo President's telegram, ' I did not oxpeut'a
letter," but "a man or men." l'lonso notify
Mr. Aldrlch ot tho receipt by you ot tho pack
oge. nnd also let me know ot Its satn arrival.
Yours truly, jame.1 IIAiu.an.
Iln. HCNTLKV'H LtcTUUC Rov. Dr. Huntloy
ot tho Metropolitan Church repeated bts In
teresting lecture. "Tbo girl to love and how
to treat her," f a largo nnd most appreciative
audience at Oorsueli JI. E. Cburcn, corner
l'our ond-o-half and L streets southwest, last
DinrcTonq Mektinci. Tho regular monthly
meeting of tbo Board ot Directors ot tbo
Bouth Washington Endowment llellof Assocla
tlcn will be bold In tbe association rooms,
corner ot Llghlu and 0 streets southwest, to
night, Tn un k rtonnr.n. Mrs. Susan Blodge, No.
1'iBO Union street southwosr, reports t) the
pellco that articles ot clothing; to tboraluoot
tl'2 were stolon out ot hor trunk.
Personal Mrs. John Williams la lvtog so
llously lllat her residence, No. (1 17 F street
Boutbnost, Bbo Is under the caroot Dr. Lin
coln, Tim Tbidwells. Tho Trodwell Baso
ball Club ot Bouth Washington left on tho
2 SO p. in. boat to-day to meet tho Alexandria
crack club on their grouuda In that city. A
gooa gamo will db reeuu.
HciuHso association. A meeting ot- tha
Second Mutual Uulldlog Association was held
last evonlnrt at St. Vomlnlo's Hall, corner ot
Blxtb ana r streets southwest. Mr, J, I'ltz
gernld acted as chairman pro tern, and Mr. J,
J, Derroody secretary. There was a large at
tendance. Thirty-live thousand dollars In
shaics were Bold, with an averago ot '28 couts.
ABOUT THE DRBWSTER3.
Tho Wlfo oftlio lljc-Atlortiey. General
niiel l'miilly Mio Ciime i'l-oni.
In no country In the world is fortune eo
tickle as In this; no position eoems to bo bo
cure, no fortuno enduring and no good last
log, Tako tho caeo of tbo wlfo ot ex-Attorney-General
Brewster. Bho Is tho daughter ot
Itobcrt J, Walker and tbo great-granddaughtor
of Denjamln Franklin, and, Intellectually, no
unworthy female representative ot either. In
her faiber'a llfetlmo Bho lived among tho
fortunate of the world, enjoying all that dis
tinguished Boclely and wealth cau bestow.
But Walkor lelt m fortune, having exhausted
It all during his lifetime, and so his eldest
daughter, a young widow with two children,
became a clerk lu Washington In tho Internal
Ilevenue Pepaitmont. Tho confinement aud
clerical work told rapidly on ono accustomed
only to tho luxurious eldo of life and the roses
on tho rounded cheeks began to pale. Hut
ono morning tho chair at ber desk was ompty.
Bho had resigned lu favor ot a younger sister
nnd to marry Lawyer Uenjamtn llrewster ot
Philadelphia. After that ovont the beautiful
Mrs. llrewster booame ugalu a loader In so
ciety, principally la Washington. Her reign
there Is over now. With bor husband sho has
retired to tha old Drowster homestead in Pnll
adelphla, but whenever she goes kind wishes
must attend her and society bo adorned by
ber presence. Tlio Browsers aro among tbo
oldest ot old Philadelphia families, Mauyot
them have desorved and won distinction lu
various ways, but the two best known to tho
American publlo am tbe cx-Attorney-Oeueral
and hie sister, Ann Browetor, who bas resided
for many years In Itorao and who has mado tor
herself un enviable name in tho light lltsra
tuio of the day. New York World,
Salvation oil Is a speedy nnd permanent
euro tor nil pain. It extirpates the cause
1'xlce 28 cents,
"I Tcol Ho Woll."
"I want to thank you tor telling mo of Dr.
Pierce's Tavorlte Prescription,' " writes a lady
tohortrlend, "For a long tlmo I ?as unlit to
attend to the work ot my household, 1 kept
about, but I felt thoroughly miserable. I had
terrible backaches ana bearing-down sensa
tions across mo and was quite weak and dis
couraged. I sent and got somo of the modl
cluo utter receiving your letter, and It has
cured me, I hardly know myself, I root so
Our Ki lection ,
ror young peoplo's wear for school, as well as
drees purrieees, Is more attractive tbau rvor.
Lineman Broa., tbo most prominent clotblera
ntd tailors, corner ot Beventb and H strouts.
refrigerators, carpets und furnlturo Bold nn
weekly or ninutbly payments at Smith's, 4111
N, J, uvcnuB northwest.
Nonnvrlald suits to order $18. Haraburgor'a
"Alile'iuiy lMUry Wukoiih."
Tresh Alderrtey buttor, churned every morn
Inn and delhered In Vi lb "SYard" prints, 10;.
per lb, Alto cottage cheese, buttermilk and
sweet milk, Cc, per at. Cream, ISc. per pint
Our IIojh' IX'iinrlincut
1b Piled with all tho now shapes forchlllren
anil boys. Our kilt sulta and ahlrt waists aro
marvels ot beauty. Llseman Ilros , cl ithlors
and lallore, corner ot beventb au 1 U streets,
TntiKiim IiATim, an lufalllbln remedy for
chills und malaitn, also best blood purltler
known, given by Dr. U, L. Iiovoe, 1117 U street
i:llllfnlli V. II. Aaaoeliittnu,
KowBharesln tho ninth Issue can bo takon
and tbe tlrst payment made at tho ofllco ot tno
eerrotary dally from 8 to a. m.tod UOp. m,
or at the next meeting ot the association, May
(1, 1RBS, 7 P. m.. at Marlnl'H Hall shares aro
$2.60 per mouth. AeeetB, $171,703,20, Paraph
lets explaining llio object and alvantiges ot
the nsBoclallon rurnlshed upon application.
Thomas Bomorvllle. president, John Joy Ed
eon, secretary, 1)17 1' street, Booond floor,
Iloeo Lytlugo lino beautiful oyes, Ono ot
her admirers Is Miss Vou 8t imotz, a Itusslan
tragedienne, who, desiring to express to Hose
In 1 nglleh her admiration for hor eyes, epoko
ot them ae those "moiling, venlbon orbs,"
n pnnarea tor rheumatism, neuralgia and
voids, nI?o best cosmetic known, giveu by Dr,
If. L, Boveo, 1417 O Btroot northwest,
Tho new pcrfumo seo beautiful story book at
drug ttorce free, Eastman's Allioa Pcrfumo.
Chase IlHos.cstermlimto moths & bod-bugs
CorablneB style, comfort and durability. Etse
mun Bros , the most prominent cluthlers aud
tailors, coiner ot Hevonth and U streets,
Bfe our SO pants to older. Hamburger's.
If you havo n Bore-Throat, a Congli or a
Oftld, try II, II, Douglass & Hnus' Capsicum
Uouiih urnpsi theyaro pleasant to tho taste,
perfectly harmless, and will surely euro you,
"Alilerney Kiilry Wwcouh."
Fresh Alderney buttor, cnurnod every morn
I tig nnd dolivored lu Vi lb "Ward" prints, 40o.
per lb. Also cottage cheese, buttermilk and
sweet milk, 5c. per qt. Cream, lBc. per pint,
Manager Btrakosoh la negotiating with
Mile. Van Zandt for au American tour,
"A Si! U aili iitA : B h 8
nS bsss iinuii VjU it it tiao t u a i mum it it ooti ,
a a :
LLLLDA A N
420, 422, 424 and
IsTO"V7" OK THIS K.TJSI3:!
MOIIE WltAPS. Spring wraps aro but tritlos
ot eomothlnj to look at, covers without much
substance) but they tako as many colors nml '
shapes and Btuffs, especially stuffs to cover
tbem up, chenlllo and such, ns It they had all
tho Irapoitanco ot necessary dress. Not all
trlUer, though, Thoro ar slmplo light ooats
ot plain cloth ((3 GO), and all degrees ot plalu
ness till you como to Iho trifles ot color and
More Jerseys i and Jerseys como and go as
fast as In their palmiest day It Is tholr
pnlmieet day. Jersoys never rejoiced In a
tonlhot tbe fripperies they now put on. It
was rather a jump to plain Jerseys, Tbo
fashion-makers And out that they might as
woll have mado thorn protty. Joraeys havo
taken new lcaso ot Hto. Even children's Jer
seys begin to bo protty. Oood sign,
OltESSF.S. Whatovor sort ot dress you aro
thinking of, expect to And It. Every sort ot
rcady-mado has Its peculiar scope and limita
tions Whatever Is reasonable, that and a lit
tle moro oxpoct hero.
It trado Is dull, times hard, stocks low nnd
spirits ditto all tho moro reason for dropping
lu where trado Is never dull, times never
nard, stocks nevor low, and spirits ditto and
Brighton up n llttlo.
Plain and Braided Imported Jerseys
LANSBUEGH & BEO,
Jerseys will bo going at a lively rato during this wook.
We ehall offer Monday morning, April 27, at 9 o'clock, a large samplo line ol
ome worth $4, $5 and $6
CALL EARLY WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS COMPLETE.
Such an opportunity you will never havo again. Every Jersey .uaranlccd pcrlcct
o teconds, Seo a Tew of tho styles In our show windows which we are offering
si the above special price.
LANSBURGH & BROTHER,
420, 422, 424 and 426 Seventh Street.
Au Elegant lino ot Infants' and Children's
Merino Cloais anl Yfalfcing Suits,
for Spring wear, plain and embroldorod, In
Mother Hubbard aud otber.styles. Long and
Wbite Dresses, Silos and Robes, Lace
Pcek-a.Boo and Shirred Caps,
comprising tho latest stylos, at
MRS. SELMA ETJPPERT'S
008 lltli at., Opn. I'nleut Olllce.
81 1 SEVENTH BTI1EET.
The Urocst Stock of Millinery and
Fancy Goods and Visiles In the city.
El. a-. ID .AVIS,
Black Dross Goods, Embroideries,
Laces and Trimmings.
710 MARKET arAOK, WABHIHQTON, P. O.
SUN UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS.
I'ull Stock ot Suu Umbrellas and Parasols'.
WILLIAM R. RILEY,
Ullry Iliillillng. -'r. Ullimiil V.Stn. 11. w
Ladies' Tailor and Habitmakor,
730 Seventeenth St. N. W.
For Eargains in Dry Goods
TRUNNEL & CLARK,
811 MARKET SI'AOB,
HOSIERY a Specialty
NINTH AND P STREETS,
They Stand at the Head!
THE BEST SHOES
ror Gentlemen's wear, in the JCorW, for tht
money aro matio oy
STAGY, ADAfiflS & CO.
COHFOItT, STVXE & HIIltAlIIT.ITV I
Atk your dealer for Hit Blnry. AiUnis li Oo, Shoe,
'Iheae goods aro inailo of tho uet I'rcncli and Do.
xnestla stocic, ICanciiroo tops, In haud and midline
owed, in CONOKliSH, IIU'ITON and LACU, nd
JJVKllY l'AIK WA1IRANXKD. BatUfaclion Is
vuftranteod evcrTone tliat roar the Staoy, Ailnmw
Co, Hhoe. Hold OTCrywhcte hy Unt-claasdeivUx.
If thero poods are not Kept In etncK My your
deali-r erna your address to htaov, Auaus &
t-' 1)8 Eunuiior Street, notion. Mas'.
rfiAMK SHABFLBSS. COHFECHOHER,
041 Ponnsylvanla Avonuo.
prtOIALTIEH Oaromols, Uutteroups, I,lmn
lulco Uroim and lioeton Chips. I'l'oou ovury
day. tlftceptd per tiouml.
E. M. BOTBLER,
Nos, D1Q To, aye. n w and 73S 8th et, s. e
Telephone call No. R51.
"VST. Hi VBBBHOPP
Dealer In Wall Papers, Window Hhadtx, Pletari
Vrome. rtetarei, etc
U SKVKNTH BTRKET NORTHWJWT,
Special Price, $3.
3rOAl'ITAL VltlZU U75,000.fl3
Tickets only VS. Bbares In rroportton.
Louisiana State Lottery Company
"Yt aonertoy certlfv that wisvptrvttt thtar
rangemcntior all tht ilonlMv ana Html-Annual
Vrawlnoi of TM Louliiana Utati Lottery Com
pany, and in pereon tnanagi and control tht
lirawingi thenuiltet, and that tht latin art con
ducted ulth honeity, falrnui, and in good faith
toward allpartlii, and u authorltt tht Company
to tin thit certificate, with fac-tlmllei of our ilfl
nalur u attached, in Hi advtrtuctntnti,"
Ineornorsira in lsos lor m yesrs tr the Ielnln
Ifttoreior iSdnifuiml aud Oaaritable purpunw
with a capltnl of Jl.ooil i-lo which i rcaervo
land ol over 15.10.000 htu, since been addPd.
liy an overwhelming pupuUr vote lt franchise
was made a. part of the preuent BUto CouaULatlon
adopted Uercmber 2.A.V. 1B70.
The only Lottery ever toted on and indorted oy
IM people of any btatt.
ltneier tcalei orpottptmet.
Its OrnnilijIiiKloHuui tier "UruiFinns take
A Sl'MINIlID 11'(1KTIJ"NITT TO
WIN A rtlHlUNK. l'll'tll OI1ANDDRAW-.
INO, CLASS 3, IN -I'llE AGAUKMY OF
MDBIO, NEW OltMANH, TUESDAY, May
1U, lttES-ltlotli Monthly Drawlne,
CAPITAL PRIZE, $75,000.
100.000 Tickets at lrlvo Qollnra i:aclj.
Vrnetlons, In 1'lltllt, lu l'ropurtlou,
MBT liy lIUZEtj.
1 CAPITAL PlllZK I78.00O
1 do da ... .. 2.1,010
1 do do ............. 10,000
I VRIZKU 01' J000 ... 12,000
S do '.WO 10 01)0
It) do 1000 10,000
21 do SOO 10,00a
1IM do 200 20,000
801 do HO ... 80,000
60) da 00 11,000
1003 do 3 . , 25.CKX)
II Approzlmatlou l'rlr.M of 7S0 , t isa
t do do MO... .. 4,50a
I do do 200. 20
1817 Trlies, amonntlnE to ......X5O0
Application tor ratrato claba shonld be made
only to the oEice of the Company in New Or
leans. or farther Information write clearly, living
loll address. IMWTAr, NUTIM, Eiprmi
Money Orders or New Yortr Kzchaeve In ordi
nary letter. Currency h? Kxprean (all snmsof
6 and upwards at our expense) addressed
BI. A. DAUPIUH,
Maker, o, Money Orders payable and address
Registered f,ttera to
KKW UHLUANB NATICINAT. HANK,
New Orlt-ims, r..
ORDERED ON A
I. P. LIBBY, 310 9th St,
S. H. MEYER, 922 7th St. N. W.
OOIiD AND BILVKU T1UMMINO.
Manuiacturer ot Uanners, GluD and Boclotil
lioiiees. negaiios. c.
DON'T FAIL TO VISIT
Dooloy's Eialto Pouutain,
3d St, and Pa. Ave. S, E,
I1C8T BODA WATKR IN THE OUT.
IIAYINQ KEOKNTI.Y riTTED DP A
In connection with my PATENT PROOXOS.
am prepared to furuteh
ILtuSTHATIONB AT NEW YORK PRIOKS.
Photograpblnit on Wood for the Trad.
1S ELEVENTH 8TREBT N0RTUYBT.